October 30, 2013 17:34 ET

BevMo! Expands in Upland With Second Store Opening

UPLAND, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2013) - With Thanksgiving planning just around the corner, BevMo!, the ultimate neighborhood specialty beverage retailer, will open its newest California store in Upland at 1095 East 19th Street on Friday, November 8 at 9 a.m. As the 147th BevMo! serving California, Arizona and Washington, the new 10,000 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 Upland residents toast the year's biggest feast.

"Following our successful store opening in southern Upland in September at 326 S. Mountain Ave, we're thrilled to expand to serve Upland's northern community," said BevMo! CEO Alan Johnson. "Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and the beverage experts at BevMo! can help all our Upland neighbors find the perfect pairing for any menu."

To celebrate the opening, the newest retail location 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 Govino 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 Moet & Chandon, Ritual Brewing Company and Wilson Creek Winery. Events include:

Friday, November 8 Tastings/Demonstration:
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Moet & Chandon, Ritual Brewing Company
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Il Conte Wines, Dale Brothers Brewing, Grey Goose Vodka
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wilson Creek Winery, Hangar 24 Brewing, Jack Daniels

Saturday, November 9 Tastings/Demonstration:
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Gen 5 Wines, Bootleggers Brewery, Crown Royal
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Vigilance Wines, Stone Brewing, Milagro Tequila

Sunday, November 10 Tastings/Demonstration:
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Quintessential Wines, Sam Adams, Makers Mark

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