Wine aficionados, this news is for you:
Total Wine & More, America’s largest independent retailer of fine wine, spirits and beer, will bring its next generation retail experience to South Florida with the opening of its new store at The Palms Town & Country Shopping Center in Kendall on May 23, 2013. Open for biz at 9 a.m., the store will host a grand opening ribbon cutting celebration at 6 p.m. on May 23. Free and open to the public, guests can expect wine tastings, live entertainment, a cigar rolling demonstration and more mark the grand opening of the Kendall store. The feel-good factor? Total Wine & More will make a charitable donation of $10,000 to Kendall area non-profit Read2Succeed as a show of its commitment to the community it serves.
Total Wine & More’s new Kendall store, at nearly 23,000 square feet, will include an incredible selection of more than 8,000 wines, 3,000 spirits and 2,500 beers. The store will feature a state-of-the-art education center complete with desktop computers and Wi-Fi, to be used for wine, beer and spirits classes as well as for private tastings, meetings and special events.
“Customers in South Florida love us for our top notch service, outstanding selection and low, everyday prices”, Co-Owner David Trone says. “With this new store, we want to give our Kendall customers an unparalleled shopping experience by adding the latest technologies to educate and inform their wine, spirits and beer purchases,” he adds.
Located throughout the store will be iPads with software that pairs wine with meals, flat panel television screens that stream video content on winemakers, distillers and brewers and quick response codes that instantly take customers — via their smartphones — to further information about their favorite wines, beers and spirits. Additionally, a climate controlled wine cellar will house rare selections and a walk-in humidor will offer a vast array of fine cigars.
Cheers to that!