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Empson USA Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence by Securing Back-to-Back ‘Importer of the Year’ Accolades

22 August 2023 Company News

Alexandria, VA, August 22, 2023 – Empson USA, a top global wine importer, is thrilled to announce it has once again received the prestigious “Importer of the Year” award from Wine & Spirits magazine. This remarkable honor is a reminder of Empson USA’s undying commitment to excellence and innovation, arriving just after the company celebrated fifty years of importing highly rated wines to over thirty countries.

In 2022, Empson USA marked its golden anniversary, commemorating five decades of sourcing, promoting, and representing exceptional wines from around the globe. With a legacy rooted in passion, craftsmanship, and an unwavering dedication to delivering the finest labels to enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike, the company’s longevity and success in the industry are a true testament to its enduring commitment to quality.

“A big thanks to Wine & Spirits for including us as one of its Top 12 Importers in 2023 for the second time in a row,” said Tara Empson, CEO and owner. “We are so grateful to share this recognition with our valued wineries whose wines have earned some of the absolute highest scores from the magazine, rising above 90 points on average!”

The “Importer of the Year” award recognizes Empson USA’s outstanding contributions to advancing wine culture through its commitment to:

  • Quality and Diversity: Empson USA takes pride in offering an extensive range of wines, from traditional classics to emerging labels, from countries around the world, giving wine lovers the opportunity to enjoy longstanding favorites or discover new and interesting wineries from every corner of the world.
  • Sustainability: The company is committed to supporting environmentally conscious winemaking techniques with over a third of its portfolio using sustainable farming practices.
  • Customer Experience: Empson USA places customer satisfaction at the forefront, providing exceptional service and fostering a community of wine aficionados in each market.

These two incredible milestones highlight Empson USA’s ongoing dedication to providing wine enthusiasts with exceptional selections that showcase the artistry, culture, and story behind each bottle.

As Empson USA continues its remarkable journey, it remains committed to cultivating a global community of wine lovers, expanding its diverse portfolio, and pioneering innovation within the wine import industry.