28 January 2016 09:00

Belvedere celebrates the First Lady of Vodka

Claire smith-warner, head of Spirit Creation and Mixology at Belvedere, honored as 'Brand Ambassador of the Year'

Belvedere Vodka is proud to announce that Claire Smith-Warner, Head of Spirit Creation and Mixology, has been named 'Brand Ambassador of the Year' at the renowned Wine Enthusiast's Wine Star Awards.


The decorated brand ambassador, crowned the First Lady of Vodka by her peers, has driven education and awareness of the vodka category for over 14 years.


Claire became a Brand Ambassador for Belvedere Vodka in 2003, leading the world's original luxury vodka through 12 years of excellence in education. Today, Claire is responsible for Belvedere's new vodka development and cocktail strategy, in addition to serving as an undisputed industry expert.

"Belvedere is delighted to celebrate the First Lady of Vodka on her most recent acknowledgement. A Belvedere treasure and a leader in her field, it comes as no surprise to us that Wine Enthusiast has recognized Claire as 'Brand Ambassador of the Year'. We congratulate Claire and look forward to our continued partnership," said President of Belvedere Vodka, Charles Gibb.


Claire has been honored with numerous awards throughout her career, including most recently, 'Best International Brand Ambassador 2015' at Tales of the Cocktail, a prestigious global Festival in the spirits industry. As creator of all Belvedere spirits, she is an integral part of Belvedere's 'Vodka Producer of the Year' award announced at the 2015 International Spirits Challenge.


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