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Total Wine & More to Open First Eastern Washington Location in Spokane, Wash. on November 2

SPOKANE, WA--(Marketwire - Oct 16, 2012) - After entering the Washington state market in Bellevue in June and opening its second location in Tukwila in October, Total Wine & More will take its best-in-class service, selection and prices east of the Cascade Mountains and open its first store in Spokane on Friday, November 2. Located at 9980 North Newport Highway in the Northpointe Shopping Center, this opening marks the 87th location for the premier wine, beer and spirits retailer.

With 25,000 sq. ft. of space, Total Wine's Northpointe superstore will feature an unparalleled collection of more than 8,000 wines, 3,000 spirits and 2,500 beers, including more than 1,450 Washington wines, 55 Washington and Oregon distilled spirits and 540 Pacific Northwest beers, all at exceptionally low prices. It will also feature the "Brewery District" beer-tasting bar and special growler section with 12 taps highlighting Washington-brewed craft beers. 

Total Wine & More will also include several iPad® stations filled with tasting and pairing notes and flat screen televisions featuring programming on well-respected winemakers, distillers and brewers from around the world. Additional elements include an educational classroom complete with desktop computers and Wi-Fi for regular tastings, consumer education courses, community meetings and special events, a climate-controlled wine cellar for rare selections and a walk-in humidor for fine cigars and gifts. As with all Total Wine & More superstores, the Northpointe location will feature an upscale environment with excellent service from the company's expertly trained staff.

"Our Spokane store, packed with the best selection of fine wine, artisanal spirits and craft beers, will be unlike anything that Eastern Washington has ever seen or experienced," said David Trone, who co-owns Total Wine & More with his brother Robert. "We will exceed the demand for not only hard-to-find labels, but locally produced products as well, and be the price leader in the Spokane market."

In celebration of its new store, Total Wine & More will offer beer and wine tastings, activities, live entertainment and more from Friday, November 2 through Sunday, November 18. The Northpointe location of Total Wine & More will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, with tastings on select days. For more information on Total Wine & More, including employment opportunities, visit the www.totalwine.com.

About Total Wine & More
Total Wine & More operates 86 superstores in 13 states, with expansion reaching 14 states by year's end. The company's vast selection of products, combined with low everyday prices and expertly trained wine associates, brings a unique shopping experience to the consumer. Total Wine & More has the distinction of being Beverage Dynamic's 2008 Retailer of the Year, Market Watch's 2006 Retailer of the Year, and Wine Enthusiast's 2004 Retailer of the Year. Since opening its first store in 1991, Total Wine & More has been committed to being the price leader in every community that it serves. For more information and store locations, please visit www.totalwine.com.

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