Orey Laev named president of Ray’s Wine & Spirits

Freeman Staff

Aug. 11, 2015

WAUWATOSA — Ray’s Wine & Spirits announced Tuesday that Vice President and co-owner Orey Laev has been named president of the company. He succeeds his uncle and co-owner Rick Laev.

Rick Laev will take on the title of vice president and Nate Norfolk has been named the director of wine & spirits.

Norfolk is a certified sommelier with 17 years of experience in the wine and spirits industry. He spent the past eight years in beverage wholesale with Purple Feet Wines of Pewaukee.

Established in 1961, Ray’s Wine & Spirits, 8930 W. North Ave., is family owned and operated, dedicated to bringing consumers value and a unique variety of wine, rare craft beers and spirits. Ray’s Growler Gallery & Wine Bar opened on the second floor of the building in June 2014 and recently added an outdoor patio.

“I am honored to join the Ray’s team in this director position. We will be expanding what is working so well, with increased tastings, more events at the Growler Gallery, opportunities for private events, and bringing more of our favorite wine, beer, and spirits producers to the store to interact with our customers,” Norfolk said.