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A Toast to Mom

May 2017 Wine News—Thanking Mom for her unwavering commitment to our happiness doesn't have to be extravagant or stressful. A beautiful day dedicated to Mama-dukes must, however, involve planning and indulgence. After all, thoughtfulness is in the little details, isn't it? Wine is a little detail that we absolutely love to embrace, especially on a holiday as special as Mother's Day. Whether Mom is a veteran wine-o or a fresh-on-the-scene sipper, this wine guide will add the finishing touch to your Mother’s Day plans. Sip them during brunch, at a picnic in the sun or as a nightcap.

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Leinenkugel’s Watermelon Shandy

May 2017 Beer News—Summer is coming fast and we all know that means we’ll be quick to find shade, fast to jump in the pool and first to sprint for any feeling of refreshment during these hot Florida days. Whether that’s with chilled dishes for lunch or a thirst-quenching beverage at dinner, summer calls for lighter options around the clock. Luckily, brewers know the feeling and have begun releasing their summer seasonals.

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Red Cup Mixology

May 2017 Spirits News—The iconic party cup has many a purpose in the lives of at-home mixologists. Casual combos and complex recipes alike give purpose to the honorable red cup. With mixology booming like few other trends have, the handy dandy red cup stands up to every cocktail challenge. Consider this your easy-peasy guide to red cup mixology. You can bookmark it to whip out when you’re at a get together and want flex your bartending muscles (but might be limited by the bar tools). These recipes share similar ingredients too, so don’t worry about forgetting an ingredient should you decide to

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Connecticut Shade

May 2017 Cigar News—It is hard to argue against the fact that we live in a “golden age” of cigars. With such great leaf coming from Nicaragua, Honduras, Ecuador, Indonesia, Brazil, Dominican Republic and Mexico, just to name a few, these are the greatest days to be a cigar lover. But one country is often overlooked as a major influencer in the world of cigar tobacco: the United States. Sadly, in all of my cigar travels I am embarrassed to say that until 2016, I had yet to visit the Connecticut River Valley.

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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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