The Latest at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits

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Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

January 2017—Every January, Florida’s Tampa Bay turns into a haven for swashbucklers from all over. Gasparilla, one of the largest parades in the United States and arguably the biggest pirate parade in the world, is led by our good friend Captain Morgan.

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Cabernet Month

January 2017 Wine News—Whether you’re new to Florida, a Floridian veteran or you’re just visiting, you likely know that we’re pretty famous for our mild winters. Mild might be a weak word. For our thermal winters. And even though this time of the year isn’t frigid like the rest of the country, that doesn’t mean that wine lovers around the state don’t want to enjoy vinos that are well-suited for colder weather.

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Hard [to beat] Cider

January 2017 Beer News—If you’re like most people, you think of cider in the summer—crisp and refreshing, it’s a great way to cool down, especially with a few ice cubes dropped in the glass. Or maybe you consider cider a perfect pairing to Thanksgiving turkey—apples are a nice complement to the multitude of flavors in a fall feast.

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Resolve to drink (and know) better Scotch

January 2017 Spirits News—Scotch is no longer the prestigious, untouchable sip that it once was. As we move through time, this luxurious spirit has become more welcoming to both cocktail lovers and spirit explorers worldwide. Why? Because we’re constantly expanding our knowledge and as we do, Scotch gets more enticing.

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Humidification Made Simple

January 2017 Cigar News—It is now January and we’ve all just come through another holiday season. If you are lucky and someone really loves you then you likely received some cigars as a gift. You may even have been blessed with a new desktop humidor. So, what do you do now? You properly store your stash. If you received one of those desktop units I previously mentioned, then you are ahead of the game. They come with most of the things you need to keep cigars moist and some even have instructions. But whether you have a humidor or choose to keep your cigars in a plastic Tupperware container, the method for humidification is the same: keep it simple and use Boveda.

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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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