ABC Fine Wine & Spirits to open in April

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, one of the largest independent retailers of wine and spirits in the U.S., is expected to open in early April at 34715 Emerald Coast Parkway, the new location will be the first in Destin and the second west of Tallahassee.

The new ABC Fine Wine & Spirits will occupy a developing space located in front of The Home Depot. At 13,000-square-feet, the new store will be bigger than the average ABC store, and it will feature an 18-door beer cooler and offer more than 500 beers, 5,000 wines, 2,000rare and popular spirits, 400 cigars, gourmet foods, custom gift baskets, glassware and other related items.

Locally brewed craft beers sold at the Destin store will include Grayton Beer of South Walton, Pensacola Bay Brewery, Oyster City Brewing of Apalachicola and Idyll Hounds Brewery of Santa Rosa.

“We’re excited to be here in Destin. We initiated our commitment to this community years ago with plans to get involved in the Sandestin Wine Festival," CEO Charles Bailes, III, said. "Now we are in our third year participating in the festival and we want to intensify our commitment by establishing a physical presence in the community with this new store. We’re bringing something unique with the store’s ‘growler bar,’ wine tasting taps and walk-in humidors for fine cigars.”