2019 Top 100 Retailers

In 2019, Beverage Dynamics will once again recognize retailers from throughout the country who demonstrate innovation, excellent customer service and superior beverage alcohol industry knowledge. Will your store make the list?

Nominations for the 2019 Top 100 Retailers are now open. DEADLINE EXTENDED!! Entries are due by February 2.

Winners will be honored at the Beverage Alcohol Retailers Conference in Louisville on June 12, and featured in the July/August 2019 issue of Beverage Dynamics.


Do You Have What It Takes?

Managing a retail location (or chain of stores) while satisfying customers and turning a profit is difficult, especially in today’s highly regulated industry. That’s why we’re looking for the best of the best – retailers who take pride in their business, care about their customers and employees and stay involved in their community and the industry at large.

If your business fits that criteria, we encourage you to nominate yourself as a Top 100 Retailer candidate. If you know of a retailer who should be honored, you can also nominate someone else.


USE THIS FORM to nominate yourself as a Top 100 Retailer

USE THIS FORM to nominate an industry colleague as a Top 100 Retailer
(designed to be used by distributors, suppliers and other industry vendors)



Award Program Details

In the July/August issue, we’ll count down the top U.S. off-premise retailers.

The nomination form is detailed – asking questions about business practices, community involvement, product stocking, employee programs and plans for future success. Not all information is required, but retailers who provide more information increase their chances of winning. We will not publicly share any of the information on the nomination form – statistics included in the magazine will only be aggregate data collected from all winners.

Past Retailers of the Year winners ARE ELIGIBLE and encouraged to enter Top 100.


Awards Gala at BARC

On June 12, 2019 in Louisville, the Top 100 winners will be honored at a formal banquet on the last night of the Beverage Alcohol Retailers Conference. Each winner will receive 2 tickets to the gala (additional tickets available for purchase), and all winners are expected to attend and accept their award.


Additional Information

Don’t forget, entries are DUE DECEMBER 14. If you have any questions about the Top 100 Retailers program, contact Beverage Dynamics Editorial Director Jeremy Nedelka at jnedelka@epgmediallc.com or 203-855-8499 x2213.


Past Winners of our Retailers of the Year Award

2018 Winners

You can read about the 2018 winners here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6.

Acme Liquor Store
Applejack Wine & Spirits
Banks Wine & Spirits
Beards Hill LIquors
Boone’s Wine & Spirits
Cork & Barrel
Chilly’s Liquors
East Branch Organics
Fisher’s Liquor Barn
Garfield’s Beverage Warehouse
Gary’s Wine & Marketplace
Gourmet Liquors
Grapes the Wine Company
Hugo’s Wine and Spirits
Jimbo’s Liquors
Jubilation Wine & Spirits
Legacy Wine & Spirits
Liquor Hutch
Lizz’s Wine & Spirits
The Party Source
River Bend Liquor
Socialize Liquors & Wine Bar
The Fridge Wholesale Liquor
The Liquor Factory
The Wine Store
Timer’s Beverage Center
Tin Woodman’s Flask
Tri-State Liquors
Twin Liquors
Village Liquor
Wilbur’s Total Beverage


2017 Winners

Read about these retailers in Part 1 and Part 2 of our coverage:
Acme Liquor Store (CO)
Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits (MD)
Boise Co-Op Wine Shop (ID)
Fridge Wholesale Liquor (KS)
Jubilation Wine & Spirits (NM)
Lakeville Liquors (MN)
Mayfair Liquors (CO)
Mega-Bev (MI)
Mount Airy Liquors (MD)
Oliver T’s Market (MI)
Peco’s Liquors (DE)
Speakeasy Liquors (IL)
Timer’s Beverage Center (WI)
Twin Liquors (TX)
The Wine Store (RI)


From 1996-2016, Beverage Dynamics named a single Retailer of the Year (or co-winners). The list of retailers honored with this prestigious award include:

2016: Half Time Beverage (New York) and Cork Liquors (Indiana)
2015: Trig’s Cellar 70 (Minnesota)
2014: Brown Derby (Missouri)
2013: Premier Wine & Spirits (New York)
2012: Gary’s Wine & Marketplace (New Jersey)
2011: The Party Source (Kentucky)
2010: Twin Liquors (Texas)
2009: Yankee Spirits (Massachusetts)
2008: Total Wine & More (Maryland)
2007: Spec’s Wines, Liquor, Finer Foods (Texas)
2006: Berbiglia’s (Missouri)
2005: Applejack Wine & Spirits (Colorado)
2004: Frugal MacDoogal (Tennessee)
2003: Haskell’s (Minnesota)
2002: Centennial Fine Wine & Spirits (Texas)
2001: Sherry-Lehmann (New York)
2000: Beverages & More (California)
1999: Prime Wines & Spirits (New York)
1998: Binny’s Beverage Depot (Illinois)
1997: Siegel’s (Texas)
1996: ABC Fine Wine & Spirits (Florida)