We’re Opening in Town & Country, Missouri!

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Total Wine & More is overjoyed to open our very first store in Missouri!

Our 119th store in the nation is at 13887 Manchester Road in Manchester Meadows — join us for our weekend of Grand Opening festivities starting Thursday, September 3 at 4 p.m. Click here to see more about our newest store and all of the Grand Opening activities.

We’re excited to finally set up shop in the state of Missouri, and we can’t wait to get involved and start giving back to the Town & Country community. We’ve got a lot to celebrate, and already have a wonderful partner in the local community to support.

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Stop by the store September 3-6 for Grand Opening events and join us in supporting the St. Louis Area Foodbank! Total Wine & More will donate a portion of our Grand Opening weekend sales to benefit this local charity partner.

We want to see everyone stop in and join us for our Grand Opening tastings and events, which start at 4 p.m. September 3, featuring CaymusChateau Ste. Michelle, The Calling4 Hands BrewingSchlafly and Pinckney Bend Distillery. We’ll also have bottle-engraving events with Gentleman JackJack Daniel’s Single Barrel and Woodford Reserve. Plus live music, giveaways and more!

You can learn all about our upcoming events and tastings by checking out our events page here.

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Make sure to “Like” us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all the upcoming events and latest product arrivals at our first store in Missouri.

Already planning on joining us for our Grand Opening events? Share your experience on social media with the hashtag #totalwineGO. Our social team will be sharing the very best experiences and photos on our social accounts.

Total Wine & More Anniversary: Celebrating 10 Years in Florida

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Ten years ago we opened our first Florida Total Wine & More location in Tampa. Today, there are 25 Total Wine & More locations in Florida, and we are still growing. In honor of our 10th anniversary, we wanted to take a moment and thank all of our loyal Florida customers for welcoming us into your community.

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Our Tampa store, the first in Florida, taken the morning of our Grand Opening on August 30, 2005.

It has been a pleasure serving the Florida communities that we are a part of. In honor of our 10th anniversary, we’re throwing a state-wide celebration September 3rd through 7th. You’ve let us be a part of your celebrations for 10 years, now come and be a part of ours!

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Stop into any Florida Total Wine & More September 3-7 for tons of tastings, events, and more with your favorite wine, beer and spirit brands. For a full list of events, click here.

Join us in raising a glass, show us how you celebrate! Share your celebration photos, a story, or even a selfie with your favorite Total Wine team member. Show us how Floridians celebrate! For more information, or to submit your #RaiseAGlassFL photos, click here.

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No matter how you choose to celebrate, we hope you have enjoyed our service over the past 10 years. We have truly enjoyed all of you welcoming our service and products into your homes. Here’s to the fun times we’ve had, and to another 10 amazing years. Cheers!

We’re Open in Milford, Connecticut!

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Total Wine & More is thrilled to be open our third store in Connecticut!

The new store is located at 230 Cherry Street in Milford — join us for our Grand Opening festivities starting on Thursday, August 27 at 4:00 P.M. (Click here to see more about our store and all of the Grand Opening activities).

We’re excited to finally set up shop in Milford and to be able to give our Connecticut customers a third location to shop at in addition to our Norwalk and Manchester locations. We can’t wait to get involved and start giving back to the wonderful Milford community. We’ve got a lot to celebrate, and we plan on giving back just as much.

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Stop by the store each weekend for Grand Opening events and join us in supporting five local charities — every weekend Total Wine & More will be donating a portion of our Grand Opening weekend sales to benefit one of the following charities.

Join us for our Grand Opening tastings and events starting at 4 P.M. on August 27th featuring Caymus, Deutsch, and Back East Brewing. We’ll also have bottle engraving events with Gentleman Jack, Woodford Reserve live music and more!

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Make sure to “Like” us on Facebook to stay up to date on all the upcoming events and latest product arrivals at our newest store in Connecticut.

Already planning on joining us for our Grand Opening events? Share your experience on social media with the hashtag #totalwineGO. Our social team will be sharing the very best experiences and photos on our social accounts.

5 Whiskey Sours You’ve Never Heard Of

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Happy National Whiskey Sour Day! Here are five liquor-licious versions of the old favorite to help you celebrate. If variations aren’t your thing, you can always go old school and mix up one of our favorite versions – the original whiskey sour.

  1. The Baltimore Bang (via Saveur)
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If you prefer bourbon, this is your drink! Apricot brandy helps it pack that special “bang!”, but you can also go the route Saveur did and use cognac.

2. The New York Sour (via Liquor.com)

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Here’s to you, red wine lovers! Don’t wrinkle your nose – the wine mixes surprisingly well with the whiskey. Bonus points if your wine floats beautifully on top!

3. The Rattlesnake (via Liquor.com)

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“It will either cure Rattlesnake bite, or kill Rattlesnakes, or make you see them.” Bring it on.

4. Whiskey Sour with Marmalade (via ThereWillBeBourbon.net)

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Very similar to a Baltimore Bang – but with a marmalade twist!

5. The Ward Eight (via Imbibe Magazine)

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We absolutely love the martini glass! This recipe is great if you don’t have a lot of extra ingredients on hand (or if you’re out of sour mix).

 

We’re Opening our 3rd Location in Las Vegas (Centennial Hills)!

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Total Wine & More is thrilled to be opening our third store in Las Vegas, Nevada!

The new store will be located at 5720 Centennial Center Blvd in Centennial Hills — join us for our Grand Opening festivities starting Thursday August 20th at 4:00 P.M. (Click here to see more about our store and all of the Grand Opening activities).

This is our 4th store in Nevada, and our 118th store in the nation. We’re looking forward to finally settling in Centennial Hills, and even more excited to be members of this lively and growing neighborhood. 

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Stop by the store August 20-23 and join us in supporting the Opportunity Village.

Total Wine & More will be donating a portion of our Grand Opening weekend sales to benefit Opportunity Village, a not-for-profit organization serving children and adults in the southern Nevada community with intellectual disabilities to enhance their lives and the lives of the families who love them. Through vocational training, community employment, day services, advocacy, arts and social recreation, citizens with severe disabilities are able to find new friends, realize future career paths, seek independence and community integration and unleash creative passions.

Be sure to follow them on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!
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Looking to celebrate our Grand Opening with us?

Join us for our first weekend of Grand Opening tastings and events starting at 4 P.M. on August 20th! Throughout the weekend we’ll have tastings featuring Caymus Vineyards, Dr. Heidemanns, Big Dog Brewery, Joseph James Brewery, Chateau St. Michelle, Gentleman Jack Whiskey, Deep Eddy Vodka, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Patron Tequila, Hennessy Cognac, plus live music and more!

Love craft beer? Make sure to visit the Brewery District for 32oz and 64oz growler fills of fresh craft beer, with a great local selection! You can even see our growler menu online before stopping into the store at www.totalwine.com/whatsontap.

Make sure to “Like” us on Facebook to stay up to date on all the upcoming events and latest product arrivals at our newest store in Nevada.

Share your experience at our Grand Opening events on social media with the hashtag #totalwineGO. Our social team will be sharing the very best experiences and photos to our social accounts.

Wine and Beer Classes for July: Take Your Knowledge to the Next Level!

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The kids may not be in school in July, but that doesn’t mean the adults can’t head to class and brush up on their knowledge. Wine and beer knowledge, that is!

Join us this month for the following beer and wine classes! Also, don’t forget about the Caymus livestream wine tasting featuring Owner Chuck Wagner and Family on July 11th either. Click here for more details on that event.

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July Beer Class: Brewery Spotlight Featuring Samuel Adams

July 16 or 17 (depending on class location). Seats are $15 per person.

Register online for your local class by clicking here.

Join us for a brewery spotlight event featuring Samuel Adams. Attendees will enjoy a step-by-step appraisal of a wide variety of beer styles as well as cheese pairings. Reserve a seat now and get ready to learn about beer from one of America’s favorite breweries.

* Food will not be served in CT or MN classes due to state restrictions

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July Wine Class: A Blind Wine Tasting – Undercover Vines

July 23, 24 or 25 (depending on class location). Seats are $20 per person.

Register online for this class by clicking here.

Back by popular demand, this fun and thought-provoking class will offer attendees the opportunity to blind-taste eight delicious wines. Learn how to develop tasting skills as you identify unlabeled wines by qualities such as color, acidity and aromas. Wines will be paired off and tasted blind for all to compare. Each pair will be crafted from identical grape varieties grown in different parts of the world. Which wine will be declared the winner? Only you can decide!

We’re Opening in Altamonte Springs, Florida!

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Total Wine & More is thrilled to be opening our first store in Altamonte Springs, Florida!

The new store will be located at 160 East Altamonte Drive in the Marketplace at Altamonte, across from Burlington Coat Factory — join us for our Grand Opening festivities starting Thursday July 2nd at 4:00 P.M. (Click here to see more about our store and all of the Grand Opening activities).

This is our 24th store in Florida, and our third in the greater Orlando area. We’re looking forward to finally settling in Seminole County, and even more excited to be members of this lively and growing neighborhood. We already can’t wait to get involved and start giving back to the amazing Altamonte Springs community!

Stop by the store July 2-5 and join us in supporting the The Seminole Cultural Arts Council — Total Wine & More will be donating a portion of our Grand Opening weekend sales to benefit the council.

Join us for Grand Opening tastings and events starting at 4 P.M. on July 2nd featuring Martin RayCaymus, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Absolut Vodka, and Patrón Tequila. We’ll also have bottle engraving events with Brown-Forman, live music and more!

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Make sure to “Like” us on Facebook to stay up to date on all the upcoming events and latest product arrivals at our newest store in California.

Already planning on joining us for our Grand Opening events? Share your experience on social media with the hashtag #totalwineGO. Our social team will be sharing the very best experiences and photos on our social accounts.

Caymus Live-Via-Webcast Tasting Featuring Owner Chuck Wagner and Family

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Celebrate the Unveiling of the 2013 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Vintage!

Please join us on Saturday, July 11th from 4:00-5:15 PM EST (1:00-2:15 PM PST) for a guided tasting of the Wagner Family of Wines, featuring the 2013 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet vintage, lead by the Wagner family.

 

Chuck Wagner joined his parents in 1972 to create Caymus Vineyards, world-renowned for highly rated Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, Chuck and his children are proud to showcase quality Wagner made wines produced from the premier winegrowing regions of California.

 

Join Chuck, Charlie, Joseph and Jenny Wagner for an exclusive live-via-webcast guided tasting featuring six delicious wines, including the 2013 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The day of the event, guests will receive a gift from the winery and sample the following wines:

 

Conundrum California White Wine

Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc

Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay

Belle Glos ‘Las Alturas’ Pinot Noir

Emmolo Merlot

2013 Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Have a question for the Wagners? Post it in the comments and we just might ask it live during the tasting!

 

Looking to reserve your seat at the Caymus tasting? Click the link to your local store below to join us. Tickets are $20 per person. 

Update: Any location below with a strike through is now sold out.

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Gilbert Glendale Goodyear Scottsdale
Tempe (Marketplace) Tucson  Tucson II
California
Brea Palm Desert Northridge Rancho Cucamonga
Redondo Beach Thousand Oaks
Arden Folsom Roseville
Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, and Maryland
Manchester, CT Claymont, DE Atlanta, GA Towson, MD
Florida
Daytona Beach Kendall Melbourne (Viera) Naples
North Miami Orlando (Colonial) Orlando (Millenia) Pembroke Pines
Plantation Pinecrest South Sarasota St. Petersburg
Stuart / Jensen Beach Wellington
Minnesota
Bloomington Burnsville Roseville (Rosedale) Woodbury

North Carolina
Charlotte (Myers Park) Charlotte (Promenade)
Raleigh (North Hills) Raleigh (Triangle) Winston-Salem
New Mexico & Nevada
Cottonwood, NM Henderson, NV Reno, NV Summerlin, NV
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Charleston Columbia Greenville
Texas
Arlington Dallas Fort Worth Lewisville
Plano (East) Plano (North) San Antonio (Del Norte) San Antonio (The Rim)
Virginia
Alexandria Chantilly McLean Richmond (Robious)
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Tuscan Wine Experience: Follow Up and Q&A with Marchese Piero Antinori

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday, June 13th for our live-via-webcast tasting featuring the wines of Marchesi Antinori. We’re grateful to Marchese Piero Antinori for taking the time to guide everyone through a wonderful tasting, and also to our panelists Master Sommelier Rob Bigelow and Glenn Salva (general manager of Antica Napa Valley) for helping lead the discussion. If you couldn’t attend, you can watch the entire broadcast in the video above.

If you’re looking for more information about this event and the wines we tasted, please take a look at our prior blog post here.

We had a lot of great questions for Piero from social media, but due to time constraints we couldn’t answer them all live. We followed up with Piero Antinori and received a few more responses from him. Here’s what he had to say.

PA: “The wines [we sampled] today were a great representation to answer just this question.  Another wine to consider is the Villa Antinori Toscana, which is a Sangiovese red blend that is also carried at Total Wine & More.  It is a great expression of Tuscany, but also has a history of tradition and innovation within the Antinori family of estates – is is a great introduction to the wines of Antinori.”

PA: “The advantage is to create a new expression or flavor profile of the wines that might not be available to the winemaker if they were using a 100% of one varietal.  Every winemaker might have a different reason and some may also do this to leverage the grapes that do better in certain weather conditions. For example, to help balance out extreme hot, cold, dry or wet vintages.”

PA: “Col Solare focuses on Cabernet Sauvignon, where as the vineyards in Tuscany have a large variety of grapes, but mainly focus on Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Sangiovese is a late ripening grape, thin skinned and can be very finicky, so far it seems to love its home in Tuscany the best.  Bill St. John, a well known wine journalist wrote a recent article on just this topic.” 

PA: “It depends on the meal, but one of the Antinori Chainti wines is a common sight at the table as well as Vermentino or Antica Napa Valley Chardonnay for a white wine selection.”

PA: “Yes, we enjoyed them all. Wine is too precious to waste!”

We’re Opening in Long Beach, California!

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Total Wine & More is thrilled to be opening our first store in Long Beach, California!

The new store will be located at 7400 Carson Blvd in the Long Beach Towne Center, right next to the Ashley Furniture — join us for our Grand Opening festivities starting Thursday June 4th at 4:00 P.M. (Click here to see more about our store and all of the Grand Opening activities).

This is our tenth store in Southern California, but our first in the LBC and we’re looking forward to finally settling in the Aquatic Capital of America. We’re excited to be members of this lively and growing neighborhood and can’t wait to get involved and start giving back to the amazing Long Beach community.

Stop by the store June 4-7 and join us in supporting the Aquarium of the Pacific — Total Wine & More will be donating a portion of our Grand Opening weekend sales to benefit the aquarium.

Join us for Grand Opening tastings and events starting at 4 P.M. on June 4th featuring CaymusChateau Ste. Michelle, Silver Oak Winery, Woodchuck Cider, and Belching Beaver Brewery. Don’t forget about our bottle engraving events of Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Gentleman Jack Whiskey and Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel. Plus live music and more!

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Make sure to “Like” us on Facebook to stay up to date on all the upcoming events and latest product arrivals at our newest store in California.

Already planning on joining us for our Grand Opening events? Share your experience on social media with the hashtag #totalwineGO. Our social team will be sharing the very best experiences and photos on our social accounts.

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