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Make Your Holidays Sparkle

December 2016—The holidays are a time of celebration—a celebration of friends, of family, of new beginnings and reminiscing—and that means Champagne. But here’s the thing about Champagne: It’s not exactly in everyone’s budget. Some bottle go for as much as $300! With travel, feasts to prepare and gifts to buy, expensive Champagne just might not be feasible. So to help, we’ve put together a quick list of budget-friendly sparkling wines that are deceivingly delicious and perfect for all your celebrations.

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Wine on Tap

December 2016 Wine News—When it comes to wine, we have two things that others don’t: an unrivaled selection of some of the world’s most terroir-driven, lip-smacking wines and wine taps. Since we want you to fall in love with the wine you choose at our stores, we’ve installed taps hooked up to some of our personal favorite vinos. With both red and white offerings, the taps appeal to most palates and profiles.

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Sweet Beer Treats

December 2016 Beer News—Wintertime is not only a season of delicious dark brews. It’s also the season of baked goods. Cookies, cakes, breakfast pastries, tortes—you name it. Now is the time to break out the wire whisk and preheat the oven. So why not combine the two? Below are two of the best recipes we’ve found to get us—and our fellow beer geeks—through the end of the year. We recommend taking a day off and making both—with your favorite seasonal beer in hand, of course.

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4 Christmas Cookie Cocktails

December 2016 Spirits News—Cookie swaps aren’t totally tired, but they seem to be getting old this year. It’s like you’re either trying to find a recipe that will blow everyone’s mind (to no avail) or you’re trying to pay off people to bake for you because there just isn’t a baking bone in your body. But when it comes to cocktails, everyone likes a delicious drink, especially for Friday night holiday celebrations. Here are four Christmas cookie classics that we’ve spun into drinkable treats. Heads up, you’ll need a big bottle of vanilla vodka if you plan to make all of these. We suggest a 1.75L of Smirnoff Vanilla, on sale in our stores for just $16.99!

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Revisiting Macanudo

December 2016 Cigar News—One of the classic names in the world of cigars—and a label I must admit I haven’t smoked in years—is Macanudo. These folks have been around since the 1960s, survived the cigar boom of the 1990s, and were one of the first lines we carried at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits. Now, they're introducing something new.

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ABC Raises Record Amount for PCF

October 2015—On Friday, Oct. 16, the Pediatric Cancer Foundation (PCF) recognized ABC Fine Wine & Spirits for its record-breaking fundraising effort in 2015 and honored the company’s executive vice president Jess Bailes with the prestigious Ted Williams Award.

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Pet Alliance "My Best Friend" Wine Label Contest

June 17, 2015— (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)Is your pooch your faithful companion? Is your kitty the cat's meow? Whether your pet is a champion couch potato or you simply think your feline is the cat's pajamas, the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando wants to hear your story as the search for the next 'My Best Friend' wine label spokespet gets underway. Submit a photo of your dog or cat at and tell us why your pet is your hero. Entering is free and submissions are open now until 9:00 pm CDT July 15, 2015. Entries and voting are not limited to Florida.

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New ABC Tobacconists

May 2015—ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, of Orlando, Florida, recently added seven new tobacconists to its team. This should be raising a lot of eyebrows, if not for the “what’s a tobacconist?” question, then for the “how many did they have before?” question. And maybe “why did they add tobacconists?” Or maybe even “what’s a wine and spirits giant doing with tobacconists?”

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April 17, 2015—ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, one of the largest independent retailers of wine and spirits in the U.S., has announced the opening of a new location in Mt. Dora. The opening is anticipated for mid-August, at 19065 US Highway 441.

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April 2015—ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, one of the largest independent retailers of wine and spirits in the U.S., has announced the opening of a new location in Destin, Fl. Opening in early April at 34715 Emerald Coast Parkway, the new location will be the first in Destin and the second west of Tallahassee.

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Highly Anticipated Craft Beer from New Belgium Brewing Is Finally Available For Retailers in Florida

October 2013—The wait is over! On July 29, 2013 wholesalers across the state of Florida began shipping eight different craft beers from Fort Collins, Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing to 120 ABC Fine Wine & Spirits stores across Florida. The eight beers include Fat Tire Amber Ale, repeatedly named a favorite among American craft beer drinkers and projected by New Belgium to be 60% volume of their business in Florida once these...

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ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Announces Expansion Plans

April 25, 2013—Orlando, Florida – Orlando-based ABC Fine Wine & Spirits announced today that it plans to expand its stores into the Panhandle region of Florida.

The 77-year-old company, founded in 1936 in Orlando, currently has approximately 145 stores on the peninsula. The addition of two stores in the Panama City Beach and Destin areas will be ABC's first...

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ABC Fine Wine & Spirits goes social with Ft. Lauderdale grand opening

May 4, 2013—After fifteen years in the same shopping center location in Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando-based ABC Fine Wine & Spirits built a new stand-alone store at 3355 N Federal Highway, just a mile up the road from its old location. This week, it celebrates. With a grand opening wine tasting Wednesday night, and a grand opening party Saturday afternoon, May 4, the 77-year-old company is rethinking—and reworking—the way it presents net...

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Notes from the Vineyard

February 7, 2012—Notes from the Vineyard, a new feature of ABC Fine Wine and Spirits communications to its wine-buying guests, will feature monthly suggestions from its top wine consultants statewide, sent to people on its in-house email list. The first such communication, reprinted below, was released February 7, 2012.

Notes from the Vineyard: wine recommendations from your local wine consultant: Larry Baker

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Opening of New Smyrna Beach Store

October 30, 2012—ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Orlando, Florida's oldest and largest wine and spirits merchant, is opening a new store at 2360 SR 44 in New Smyrna Beach. The store is expected to open the evening of October 29, or morning of October 30, 2012.

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