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August 13, 2013 12:10 ET

BevMo! Brings Summer Fun to Northern California With New Stores in San Leandro and Petaluma

CONCORD, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 13, 2013) - With summer in full swing, BevMo!, the ultimate neighborhood specialty beverage retailer, will open its two newest California stores in San Leandro and Petaluma this month. San Leandro opens on Friday, August 16 at 9 a.m. and will be the 139th BevMo! serving California, Arizona and Washington. The new 7,200 square foot retailer will feature a selection of thousands of wines, spirits and beers, along with hundreds of gourmet food items, cocktail mixers, glassware, bar accessories and more, to help San Leandro residents toast to fun this summer.

The following week, BevMo!'s Petaluma grand opening on Friday, August 23 will mark the 140th store, and will offer local residents an amazing selection throughout the 9,931 square foot location. The store will be helmed by a strong group of wine-loving Petaluma-natives, including Store Manager John Brenes and Assistant Store Manager Kate Price.

"We are so excited to continue serving Northern California beverage enthusiasts on both sides of the Bay with our new locations in San Leandro and Petaluma," said BevMo! CEO Alan Johnson. "These communities have long shared our love of quality wine, spirits and beers, and we're looking forward to providing our new neighbors with the excellent selection and service that BevMo! is famous for."

To celebrate the opening, the newest retail locations will offer gift bags valued at $50 to the first 500 lined up before the store opens at 9 a.m. on opening day. Each gift bag will include a number of fabulous BevMo! specialty items such as a Go Vino wine glass, TrueTap Corkscrew, Food and Wine Cocktail Guide, Shark Skinzz Flask, custom DOLE Frozen Fruit Single-serve Cups drink recipes, gourmet snacks and a cocktail shaker. All are encouraged to invite friends and family to help celebrate the official store opening.

Join in on opening day and throughout the entire weekend for in-store events, demonstrations and tastings from popular brewers and vineyards, including Lagunitas Brewing, Beringer Wines, Sierra Nevada Brewing and Tito's Vodka. Events include:

SAN LEANDRO:
Friday, August 16
Tastings/Demonstration Events Include:
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Quintessential Wines, Drake's Brewing, AfterParty
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Rock Wall Wine Company, 21st Amendment Brewery, Grey Goose Vodka
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Louis Jadot Wines, Lagunitas Brewing, Tres Agaves Tequila

Saturday, August 17 Tastings/Demonstration Events Include:
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Black Stallion Winery, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Jack Daniels
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Rosenblum Wines, Kona Brewing Co., Bacardi Rum

Sunday, August 18 Tasting/Demonstration Events Include:
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Four Vines Winery, Crabbies Cider, Tito's Vodka

PETALUMA:
Friday, August 23
Tastings/Demonstration Events Include:
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Beringer Wines, Lagunitas Brewing, AfterParty
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Main & Geary Wines, Bear Republic Brewing, Grey Goose Vodka
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Saturday, August 24 Tastings/Demonstration Events Include:
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Sonoma Valley Portworks, Redhook Brewery
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Ace Cider, Bacardi Rum

Sunday, August 25 Tasting/Demonstration Events Include:
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Tito's Vodka, Purity Organic

For the latest information about the newest Northern California stores, sip alongside BevMo! on Facebook, Twitter, and the BevMo! Blog, BevMo! Thirsty Times.