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Friday, May 30, 2014


Alex Milligan

David Milligan Selections (“DMS”), a leading importer of fine estate bottled wines based in New York, announced today the elevation of Alex Milligan to Co-Owner and Partner alongside his father, industry luminary David Milligan. “After years of working and traveling in tandem, Alex is now poised to take DMS to the next level. With the company’s 20th anniversary approaching next year, this is an exciting time for us.” said David Milligan, President. David Milligan has been featured as a Mover and Shaker on Whom You Know, and many of their wines have been highly recommended in Champagne Wishes.

Alex is leading the company’s efforts to accelerate growth in two areas; new business development and an expansion of its marketing program. In the last year alone, Alex was instrumental in adding Domaine Sarrail from Carcassonne to the company’s wine portfolio, overseeing the creation of the company’s brand position, “The Trusted Choice in Estate Wines” and the introduction of a company newsletter. The premiere DMS newsletter launched in March.

Alex has worked in the wine industry since 2004, first at the famous Sherry Lehmann where he developed a deep understanding of the wine industry. In 2006, he joined DMS, where his primary focus is sales.

“My plan is to expand our footprint and the Estates we represent beyond our existing markets,” said Alex. “I am fortunate to work side-by-side with my father, one of the most experienced and respected French Wine experts in the United States. With his continued guidance, our expanded portfolio, and marketing efforts we are assured a future filled with opportunity. The quality of our portfolio is outstanding and we consistently offer the best value in our category.”

Alex recently traveled to France to work the 2012 harvest and deepen his knowledge of the winemaking experience. David Milligan added, “Traveling both domestically and abroad enables Alex to be on the lookout for new opportunities and develop fruitful relationships with producers and distributors, many of whom are of Alex’s generation.”

David continued, “Alex has a firm grasp on our business and is well equipped to continue to drive the growth of David Milligan Selections—The Trusted Choice in Estate Wines. Please join me in congratulating Alex on this well deserved recognition of his achievements.”

About David Milligan Selections (

David Milligan Selections (“DMS”) is a leading importer of fine wines from France. Known as “The Trusted Choice in Estate Wines”, DMS estates include Domaine Fournier Pere et Fils, Domaine du Vieux Lazaret, Domaine Houchart, Chateau de Pizay, Domaine Renaud, Chateau Vitallis, Domaine Duclaux, Chateau de Trignon, Cave de Chardonnay, Chateau la Berriere, Domaine Sarrail, and Champagne Magenta. In business for nearly 20 years, DMS company has a national footprint and is led by partners David Milligan and Alex Milligan.

About David Milligan

A well known wine expert, David Milligan has more than 40 years experience in the wine business in Europe and the United States. He trained with leading English companies and was wine buyer for its largest brewery group, where he created the No 1 selling table wine brand.

His over 40 years experience in the US, based in New Orleans, Miami and New York, where he served as President of Seagram, Chateau & Estate Wines Co, have given him an in depth knowledge of the imported wine business in the United States.

He is the author of the "All Color Book of Wine", numerous magazine and newspaper articles and has appeared on many television shows.

He is a member of several international wine and food societies, is Regent Emeritus of the Commanderie de Bordeaux in New York and a Grand Officer of the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin.

For over 18 years, David was the U.S. representative of Joanne-Bordeaux the leading negotiant and set up their US subsidiary, Joanne -Bordeaux USA.

In 2010 David was honored by the French Government with appointment as an Officier de L'Ordre de Merite Agricole for his services to the French Wine industry.

David founded DMS in 1995 to represent top Producers of French wine in the United States.

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