A Spec-Tacular History

More than 50 years in business, and 159 stores to date: that’s where Spec’s Wine, Spirits, & Finer Foods stands now. Perhaps the most surprising part about this successful family business is that only...

Weathering the Storm

Martin Wine Cellar gives new meaning to the term “family business.” Although the company was founded almost 70 years ago by the Martin family, which still runs the business today, it also boasts an...

Progressive Drinking and Retailing

The Urban Grape’s tagline is “drink progressively.” The meaning is two-fold for this Boston-based retailer, which operates locations in both Chestnut Hill and the city’s South End. On one hand, The Urban Grape is progressive...

An Oasis in the Desert

Khoury’s is big enough to serve, but small enough to care. It’s not easy to stand out in Las Vegas. But with a distinctive setup, Khoury’s Fine Wine and Spirits has carved out a long-standing...

An Unconventional Chain

Gomer’s, a unique Kansas City brand, has evolved over decades. Anyone who travels to Kansas City is likely familiar with Gomer’s Fine Wine and Spirits, which has long been a core component of the area’s...

Retailer of the Year: Half Time Beverage

Our second 2016 Retailer of the Year award winner recognizes that a business must deftly balance size and customer service. It’s no easy task. Between two New York locations (Poughkeepsie and Mamaroneck) the craft...

Retailer of the Year: Cork Liquors

Beverage Dynamics began presenting individual “Retailer of the Year” awards in 1996. Over the years, we’ve profiled dozens of industry leaders; these are the best of the best. This year, we’ve expanded the tradition...

How Happy Harry’s Continues To Grow Bigger

North Dakota might not be the first region that comes to mind when thinking of urban growth. But Hal Gershman, owner of the Happy Harry’s Bottle Shops in the cities of Grand Forks and...

Under New Management: Yankee Wine & Spirits Upgrades To Move Forward

Yankee Wine & Spirits has been under new ownership for seven months and already much has changed. The Newtown, Connecticut-based business now sports a more-inviting interior, plus an expanded focus on craft beer and...

How Legacy Wine Built A Modern Beverage Retail Store

Arkansas native David Bevans has always loved taking care of people. The co-owner of Legacy Wine and Spirits in Little Rock, Arkansas, remembers his childhood home as a gathering place. His father, now 78,...