Florida’s local, urban winery, Quantum Leap Winery, and ABC Fine Wine & Spirits joined forces with the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando in search of a spokesdog or spokescat to appear on the label of the 2015 ‘My Best Friend’ rescue red wine. The blend is now available at Quantum Leap Winery and in Orlando-area ABC Fine Wine & Spirits retail stores. Proceeds from the sale of the wine benefit the programs and services of the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando to help rescue pets in need.
Phillipe, the winning spokesdog, was surrendered to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando as a senior pet and despite his advanced age, is very active and serves as a therapy dog visiting a local rehabilitation center. The voting phase raised nearly $16,000 for the Pet Alliance and its local community programs.
“We are thrilled with the success of the search and the ability to raise additional funds through the sale of this unique wine,” said Fraily Rodriguez, Vice President of Community Initiatives for the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. “All the proceeds directly assist pets and their families in our local community through our services and programs. This is the perfect holiday gift for the animal lover in you.”
“Since ABC Fine Wine & Spirits was founded we’ve been committed to giving back to the community and supporting worthy causes,” said Jess Bailes, Executive Vice President for ABC Wine & Spirits. “We couldn’t pass on this opportunity to combine our love of wine and our love for animals. My two dogs are my loyal companions and I believe this fundraiser will give others the opportunity to find their pet pals.”
‘My Best Friend’ specially labeled red blend will be available in limited quantities at select ABC Stores and through their online store at https://www.abcfws.com as well as through Quantum Leap Winery. What a perfect holiday gift for the pet lovers amongst your family and friends!
About Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando
Formerly the SPCA of Central Florida, the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is the oldest and largest animal welfare organization in Central Florida. Today, Pet Alliance is focused on saving the lives of dogs and cats. As the “go to” experts, the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando provides emergency shelter, affordable veterinary care, “meals on wheels” for dogs and cats, and community education, helping tens of thousands of animals each year across Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties. Funding for Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando programs comes from individual and corporate donors within the communities it serves. More information about the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is available at www.PetAllianceOrlando.org.
About ABC Fine Wine & Spirits
Founded by Jack Holloway in 1936 in Orlando, Florida, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits is America’s largest family-owned wine and spirits retailer. With over 130 locations from Destin to Miami, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits offers thousands of spirits, wines, gourmet foods and craft beers in bottles, cans and growlers, as well as walk-in humidors home to hundreds of fine cigars. ABC Fine Wine & Spirits has the selection, lower prices, and expertise you need to Always Be Celebrating. Find more information and start celebrating online at www.abcfws.com.
About Quantum Leap Winery
Quantum Leap Winery opened in October 2012 as Orlando’s first winery, offering a wine tasting room and venue for events. It operates on a business philosophy of sustainable production. Jill Ramsier, a former food and beverage executive, and David Forrester, a successful CEO and environmental industry pioneer, work with small producers in premier wine-growing regions around the world to obtain sustainably grown wine. The wine is then transported to Quantum Leap where it is aged, finished, blended and packaged. The evolution of the winery will include packaging its wine in kegs, pouches or boxes, reducing the carbon footprint associated with traditional wine production. Quantum Leap is located in the Mills 50 district at 1312 Wilfred Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. More information is available at www.quantumleapwinery.com or by calling 407-730-3082.