Wines & Spirits Recruiting & Executive Search

ACCUR’s Wines & Spirits recruiters have developed a vast expertise in recruiting for the adult beverage industry. Unlike other food and beverage recruitment agencies, we are able to conduct executive searches on both the US domestic and international markets. Our clients are ranging from mass to premium across categories such as wines, champagne, spirits, liquors, beers, cognac and more. Our adult beverage executive recruiters focus on recruiting from middle to senior management level positions. From our NYC and New Jersey offices, we usually focus on the US market, including California / Napa Valley, Texas, Illinois, etc. Our recruiters in Miami are generally more address international markets in Latin America, in the Caribbean or in travel retail

Our Wine & Spirits Industry Recruitment Services

Retained Executive Search

A Bespoke Approach with Exhaustive Search and In-Depth Assessment

  • Completely customized to your needs
  • In-depth assessments by our team saves you time
  • Utilize a set of custom criteria to narrow your candidate pool

Great choice if you want a completely customized option, and have high level strategic positions to fill.

Professional Search

A Wide Selection Of Vetted Candidates Selected Using Our Time-Tested Process

  • Combines custom criteria with our full database of qualified candidates
  • Efficient, personalized and tailored to your needs
  • Allows you to conduct a search without advertising

A good choice for most executive search needs.

Contingency Search*

A Cost-Effective Way to Reach a Qualified Talent Pool Quickly and Efficiently

(Only available to long term clients and for specific job openings)

  • Quickly reach out to our large and qualified network of candidates and followers
  • Take a more active role in evaluating and vetting candidates

* This option is only available for long term clients and for very specific opportunities.

Forbes Top 100 Executive Search Firm in 2018-2022

ACCUR Recruiting Services was just named a Top 100 Executive Search Firm 2022 by Forbes Magazine for the 5th consecutive year!

Recruiting for Private Equity’s Wine & Spirits Portfolio Companies

At ACCUR Recruiting Services, we also have a strong experience recruiting C-suite executives for Private Equity Firms having portfolio companies in the Adult Beverage industry. We understand the specific level of expectations in terms of growth, exit strategies and financial reporting. Often positioned on fast growing and sometimes emerging brands, PE-backed companies require senior executives bringing best practices, usually coming from large and Fortune 500 companies, but often benefit from equity driven professionals with previous successful experience in entrepreneurial environments.


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Offices With Local Wine & Spirits Expertise

New York, NY, USA

For those in the wines & spirits industry, New York is an important market for several reasons. New York is the third largest market for spirits and wines nationally, just behind California and Florida. As it is an ideal location for the import of wines from France, Spain, Italy, Germany and the rest of Europe, it occupies an important headquarters for numerous alcohol importers and distributors.
Additionally, the importance of the New York market for serving distribution channels all over the northeast, the city attracts major offices for multinational conglomerates such as Anheuser-Busch (which has a number of wines and spirits brands in its portfolio) and Diageo (owner of such prominent brands as Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and others).
The State of New York relies on alcohol sales to generate over $250 million dollars in tax revenue. Restaurants in New York generated a sales of over $50 billion dollars in 2018, with alcohol sales accounting for a significant portion of that spend.
Wines and spirits in New York City restaurants have traditionally been sold at a high mark-up thanks to the high rents in the area and leading to a unique market landscape. Sommeliers and restaurants look for unique bottles that are not typically sold in retail establishments. Because of tourist spend, even well-known independent restaurants like Smith & Wollensky, the Smith and Carmine’s can gross upwards of $15 million dollars a year.

California (San Francisco, Los Angeles), USA

California wine sales hit $35 billion dollars in 2017, and year over year growth has continued to be strong. California is the largest consumer of wines and spirits in the US, and is also the country’s largest producer of wine. 90% of the wine produced in the US is produced in California, and California would rank fourth in the world in terms of wine production if it were its own country.
E. and J. Gallo bills itself as “the largest winery in the world,” and started in a Modesto, California shed in the 1930s is now worth nearly $10 billion dollars. Other major companies include Constellation Brands (home of Mondavi and Woodbridge), Trinchero and The Wine Group.
As a strong market for wines and spirits, the bulk of sales occur in restaurants, bars and retail establishments. Wines and spirits in California can be sold in grocery stores, separating it from the laws in New York state, which are much more restrictive. Increasingly lucrative in recent years have become winery tours and case sales straight from winery to consumer.

Miami, FL, USA

Florida is an incredibly important market for wines and spirits producers, distributors, importers and wholesalers. This is because Florida is the second biggest consumer of alcohol in the nation (behind California) and because of the advantageous position of the state in terms of alcohol imports of wine, rum, gin, whiskey and other spirits from both Europe and the Carribean.
With a large hospitality and recreation industry, Florida welcomes millions of tourists each year to theme parks like Disneyland and SeaWorld. Additionally, Florida is a hub of cruise ship travel, and is a major link between Europe, the United States and the Carribean and Latin and South America.
In addition to hosting major import and distribution efforts, Florida also has a growing craft distillery and brewery scene, thanks in part to a business-friendly climate for wine and spirit producers.
Major companies in the area include Wineco Corp., McNeese Distributing, Forza Wine Imports, The Winebow Group, Morgan Wine & Spirits Distributors, Breakthru Beverage Group, Global Wines llC, Opici Wine Company and Shaw Ross International Importers.

Wine & Spirits Recruitment Market

The adult beverage global market is about $1,500 Billion. The US market counts for $250 Billion alone. The US market for alcoholic beverage is regulated by the Three Tier system. It was set up after the prohibition. The three tiers are the importers or producers, the distributors and the retailers. This system forces importers and producers to sell first to distributors. Distributors are then the only ones authorized to sell to retailers. The only exception to that rule is the state of Washington. In some other states, the state itself control part or all of the 3 tiers.

Below are the leading wines, champagnes, spirits & beers leaders:

More About Our Adult Beverage Industry Focus


Pernod Ricard
Remy Cointreau
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton
Constellation Brands
Beam Suntory


Anheuser-Busch InBev
Molson Coors Brewing
Tsingtao Brewery Group
SAB Miller


Southern Wines & Spirits
Empire Merchants
Fedway Associates
Southern Glazer’s Wines & Spirits
Republic National
Young’s Market
Johnson Brothers Liquor Co

CEO, CFO and other C-level
VP of Sales / Sales Director
VP of Marketing / Marketing Director
Regional Director / Area Director
Brand Director / Brand Manager
Regional Sales Manager
Key Account Manager
Marketing Manager
Head of Retail / VP of Retail
Retail Operations Director
Regional Manager
District Manager
Store Director
International Sales Director
Export Director
Store Manager

For Candidates In The Wine & Spirits Industry

JOB SEEKERS CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: For candidates who are looking for their next career opportunities in Wine & Spirits, they can use ACCUR Recruiting Services as a great job search resource and one of the top employment agencies. ACCUR’s job openings are often confidential and not listed on any job boards.

We are committed to provide top career opportunities with some of the best employers on the market. If you wish to be considered for any of our Adult Beverage industry job opportunities, please submit your resume and search for our latest jobs. We are not your usual staffing agency. We connect you with some of the industry leaders for great permanent positions.

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