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Jill Jones and Amy Hoopes Join First Beverage Group’s Board of Directors

First Beverage Group: First Beverage Group is very pleased to announce the addition of two beverage industry veterans to its Board of Directors: Jill Jones, former EVP of Brown-Forman, and Amy Hoopes, President of Wente Family Estates. “The addition of Jill and Amy significantly expands our Board’s experiential base in beverage production, supply chain, marketing […]

First Beverage Ventures Invests in Laws Whiskey House

First Beverage Group: First Beverage Ventures is pleased to announce its investment in Laws Whiskey House, a Colorado whiskey distiller committed to the production of top quality American whiskies crafted from local grains and aged at high elevation that deliver a regionally distinctive rocky mountain profile. Founded by Alan and Marianne Laws in 2011, Laws […]

First Beverage Ventures Invests in Laws Whiskey House

BevNET.com: First Beverage Ventures, the private equity arm of beverage advisory and investment firm First Beverage Group, today announced its investment in Colorado-based distiller Laws Whiskey House, making it the second spirits brand to join the FBG portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The distillery, founded by Alan and Marianne Laws in 2011, […]

Ex-Voss CEO Jack Belsito Joins First Beverage Ventures

BevNET.com: By Martin Caballero Roughly six months after departing premium water brand Voss of Norway as CEO, beverage industry veteran Jack Belsito has joined private equity firm First Beverage Ventures as a managing partner. Belsito had been at the helm of Voss from 2010. Prior to his departure, he shepherded a multi-year agreement with PepsiCo’s foodservice division […]

Jack Belsito Joins First Beverage Ventures

First Beverage Group: First Beverage Ventures is pleased to announce that Jack Belsito has joined the firm as a managing partner based in the firm’s New York office. Jack joins First Beverage from Voss of Norway, where he served as group CEO and led the company through a transformational growth period culminating in a successful […]