Five Star Distributors was established in 1996. Because of his background, the founder of the company was always involved with fine wines and spirits, and he felt that with the present industry’s “balance sheet mentality”, his approach to building a fine wine and spirit portfolio and building brands would make a difference.
The original portfolio was primarily Italian wines and spirits, but as the small company grew, the emphasis on diversification became more and more important. In 1997, Five Star acquired V. Casazza & Bros., thus enlarging their original spirit selections. This addition gave Five Star both high-end spirits and the basic well items needed to target sales in restaurants.
By 2000 French and Domestic wines were being added. Following next were wines from Chile and Spain as well as high-end spirits from around the world.
Wine: Wines from all over the world Spirits: Variety of Spirits