News Briefs for July 10, 2015July 10, 2015
•Alcohol delivery provider Drizly has entered New Orleans through partnerships with local retailers Brady’s Wine Warehouse and Pearl Wines. Starting this week, Drizly’s on-demand delivery service will be available in the city’s French Quarter, Treme, Garden District, Metairie, Mid-City, Gentily, Audubon, Elmwood and Gretna neighborhoods, with additional market expansion to follow. To support the rollout, Drizly is offering New Orleans consumers $15 off first-time orders. The move brings Drizly’s U.S. footprint to a total of 16 key metro markets.
•Total Wine & More is planning to grow its presence in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market with a new store in Minnetonka, Minnesota. According to city documents, the retail giant is currently awaiting liquor license approval for a Minnetonka location, which is expected to total 10,000 to 15,000 square feet. The store would mark Total Wine’s fifth Twin Cities location, with the retailer said to also be eyeing openings in nearby Chanhassen and Maple Grove, reports the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
•The Edrington Group is launching a new high-end, limited edition rum under its Brugal brand. Brugal’s Papá Andrés 2015 Alegría Edition is a 40%-abv Dominican rum sourced from the Brugal family’s private reserves in Puerta Plata. 1,000 decanters of the special edition are being released—retailing at $1,500 apiece—with all proceeds going to the brand’s charitable Brugal Foundation, which seeks to reduce poverty in the Dominican Republic.
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