The Latest at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits

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Save the Ta-tas & Other Foundations to Toast to this Month

October 2016—October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a few of our favorite wines have partnered with leading breast cancer research foundations in support of the occasion. Pick your favorite wine, your favorite foundation or support all three all month long!

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Hope in a Glass

October 2016 Wine News—United Cerebral Palsy has always been close to ABC's heart. On a mission to provide resources, support, education and therapy services to children with disabilities, UCP has partnered with some of our tastiest wine brands to raise money for the cause. Throughout the month of October, with every bottle purchased, $0.75 will go straight back to United Cerebral Palsy.

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Introducing Crooked Can Steam Jack

October 2016 Beer News—ABC has been helping Florida families, friends and companies celebrate for 80 years now. During our 80th lap around the sun, we’ve been gearing up for our anniversary celebration with events, promotions, a new Block wine and now a craft beer. Brewed by a fellow Central Florida-based company, Crooked Can’s Steam Jack pays homage to the man who started our business both in name and in the team that brewed the beer.

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Pumpkin Flavor

October 2016 Spirits News—PSL fans, rejoice. We’re in the PSL-iest season of all. Here in Florida, the more devoted pumpkin-spicers barely need to see one single leaf fall to the ground before they’re strapping on their leggings/Uggs combo and donning their pumpkin-infused caffeinated drinks.

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Selecting a Cigar for Yourself

October 2016 Cigar News—I have been asked many times: What is a tobacconist and what do they do? The short answer to both questions is that a Tobacconist is an ambassador for cigars and premium tobacco products, and it is their primary responsibility to make sure that their guests purchase products the guest is sure to enjoy. That second part is crucial; it’s what separates a salesman from a true Tobacconist. A salesman will often sell what they like to smoke, while a Tobacconist determines what cigar is the right fit for the guest.

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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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