Local Company Event at Breakthru Beverage Group

Special Thanks to Our Bar Sponsor for this event, Breakthru Beverage Group!


Breakthru Beverage Group is a leading North American beverage wholesaler driving innovation in the marketplace with a nimble and insightful approach to business. Breakthru is proud to be family-owned and operated, bringing valued expertise to its operations across the U.S. and Canada. The company employs more than 7,000 associates representing a portfolio of premier wine, spirit and beer brands totaling more than $5 billion in annual sales.

Please join us on June 11th for a presentation by Controller John Morehouse which will cover the company's background, history of the alcoholic beverage industry since the prohibition era, the financial and legal intricacies of the market, logistics challenges, and more.

The presentation and tour will be preceded by an educational trio of wine tastings curated and presented by Master Sommelier Andrew McNamara.

Highlights to Include:

  • Overview of the 3 Tier Wine and Spirits Industry
  • Breakthru Beverage Company History from Prohibition to Current (PowerPoint Timeline)
  • Facilities Overview
    • 520,000 SF Warehouse, 50,000 SF Office
    • Production Capabilities (12,000 feet of Conveyor, 9M Cases per year)
  • Florida Structure (1,300 Associates) and Nationally (7,000 Associates in 16 Major Markets plus Canada)

Date:  Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Time:  5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Cocktails, networking and heavy hors d'oeuvres | 6:30 PM Wine tasting and educational presentation by Andrew McNamara, Master Sommelier | 7:00 PM Announcements | 7:10 Presentation and Facility Tour

Location:  Breakthru Beverage Group, 6031 Madison Avenue, Tampa, FL  33619

Registration Fee: Members $60 | TMA Members $60 | Retired Members $50 | Life Retired Members $0

CPE:  This event qualifies for one (1.0) CPE credit.

Have Questions or Need Registration Support?  Contact Denise Parker, Chapter Administrator, at 813.494.9551 or sdeniseparker@yahoo.com.


Andy McNamara

Vice President of Wine Development and Master Sommelier
Breakthru Beverage Group

Mr. John Morehouse

Breakthru Beverage Group, LLC


1.00 CPE




Economics, Technical



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