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June 2017 Wine News—When you walk into a winemaker’s lunch meeting and you see little piles of dirt with succulent plants next to them, you know it’s going to be an interesting day. The lunch meeting du jour was with Tom Gore, a second-generation grape farmer from Alexander Valley. With a mantra like “Good wine starts in the dirt, not the barrel,” Tom Gore wines capture the “roots first” concept that everyone else seems to be chasing – you know, the sustainability, the location, the harvesting methods. And when you stop to think about it, a farmer at helm of winemaking should be the only way wine is made. “It’s the pinnacle of farming, because you can capture it in a time capsule,” Gore told us during lunch. “It's cool because what Cabernet tastes like in the field is what it tastes like in the glass.”
June 2017 Beer News—There is nothing better than the cracking sound made by opening a can of beer. Except when you hear a grill welcoming an uncooked hotdog or steak in the background. That sizzle and crack chorus is the soundtrack to summer and we’re here to make sure you hear it all season long. Every grill master has their favorite outdoor dish and every craft beer drink has their favorite brew. Bring the two together for an undeniably delicious backyard barbecue with a few easy tips.
June 2017 Spirits News—We might be a little biased since we’re from Florida, but there’s just something about Florida-made spirits that is unlike anything else. Maybe it's the way the sun shines when Papa’s Pilar Rum is being bottled, or perhaps it’s the sound of the sea while Siesta Key Rum is being distilled. Or maybe it’s the free mixers you get when you purchase select Florida spirits this month at ABC.
June 2017 Cigar News—All Out Kings is a collaboration between Robert Caldwell, founder of Caldwell Cigar Company, Willy Herrera, master blender at Drew Estate, and Jonathan Drew, founder of Drew Estate. The 2016 IPCPR (International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers) Convention and Tradeshow in Las Vegas was where the All Out Kings collection was first previewed.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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
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.