The Latest at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits

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Bracket Madness Made Easy

March 2017—Selection Sunday is almost here! And you know what that means: It’s time to fill in your brackets, plan your tip-off snacks and fill your bar cart with all the best wines and beers available. Luckily, we’re here to guide you through every pick, roll and 3-pointer with this handy guide to March Madness wines and brews.

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Spring Wine Cocktails

March 2017 Wine News—If you're anything like us, you like to have a glass of wine handy when you're done with all your spring cleaning. If you're exactly like us, you like to have glass of wine handy while you're spring cleaning. This year, as the donation pile grows and the blinds are being dusted, we'll be sipping something light and refreshing to make the laundry list of chores a little more exciting to tackle. We suggest adding these four wine cocktails to your honey-do list.

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Aging beer

March 2017 Beer News—With the holidays being a not-so-distant memory, many craft beer geeks around the world are reflecting on the brewed gifts they received. Perhaps Santa brought you a few bottles of limited edition stout, or maybe your birthday just passed and you received a delectable barleywine. Or maybe you’ve been holding onto a bottle for quite a few months now because your heart is set on aging it. My friends, you’ve landed at the right web page.

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Cîroc Mango

March 2017 Spirits News—Cocktail lovers, budding mixologists and vodka enthusiasts, this one’s for you. Cîroc’s newest flavor, Mango, has exploded since its release last fall and is taking vodka imbibers by storm. It’s rich, versatile and a quality product (Cîroc vodka is distilled five times from French grapes and then meticulously infused with natural mango flavor). On the nose is bright, tropical mango with slight touches of juicy citrus. The palate explodes with a vibrant tang, but mellows towards the middle with creamy mango and other tropical fruits. The smooth, creamy finish rounds out the experience. Because of its unique smoothness and depth of flavor, it’s definitely a no-brainer when it comes to a Friday night sip.

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St. Paddy's Day Cigars

March 2017 Cigar News—St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! Green beer, Irish whiskey, Guinness... and cigars!? Absolutely! Why not enjoy a great smoke with your beverage? Cigars and drinks can be great when enjoyed separately, but together they are quite magical. Before you start combining your favorite Irish imbibes with your treasure trove of cigars, let’s lay out a few ground rules: Rule #1: Do not let your cigar overpower your drink. Rule #2: Do not let your drink overpower your cigar.

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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 www.gogophotocontest.com/mybestfriendwine 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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