February 11, 2014 11:00 ET

BevMo! Kicks Off 2014 With New Store in Riverside

RIVERSIDE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 11, 2014) - With winter weather calling for hot toddies and red wine, it's BevMo! to the rescue with a new California store in Riverside at 7562 Mission Grove Parkway on Friday, February 21 at 9 a.m. As the 151st BevMo! serving California, Arizona and Washington, the new 8,000 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, providing Riverside residents with everything needed to make the most of winter celebrations.

"With our first grand opening of 2014, we're thrilled to expand BevMo!'s presence in the Inland Empire and provide the Riverside community with more of the excellent service and selection they love," said BevMo! CEO Alan Johnson. "Our local beverage experts can help Riverside residents find the perfect wine, spirit or beer for any special occasion, even if it's staying home on a chilly night for a movie and glass of Merlot."

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 Govino wine glasses, a food and wine cocktail guide, a Bloody Mary kit, a cocktail shaker, a koozie, BevMo! mints, a True Tap corkscrew and Cheers! napkins. All are encouraged to invite friends 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 and Chandon, Wilson Creek Winery, Bootleggers Brewery and Bacardi Rum. Events include:

Friday, February 21 Tastings/Demonstration Events Include:
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Moet & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Hangar 24 Brewing
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Gen 5 Wines, Bootlegger's Brewery, Bacardi Rum
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Il Conte (Stella Rosa), Ritual Brewing, Jim Beam, Maker's Mark

Saturday, February 22 Tastings/Demonstration Events Include:
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. High-end Wine Tasting, Grey Goose Vodka
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Gina Wines, New Belgium, Jack Daniels

Sunday, February 24 Tasting/Demonstration Events Include:
12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wilson Creek Winery, Stone Brewing, Crown Royal

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

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