Washington’s newest wine, beer and spirits retailer aims to break world record for

Most People Uncorking Wine Simultaneously

 July 6, 2012 (BELLEVUE, WA) – While this summer’s Olympics has its synchronized swimming, Bellevue retailer Total Wine & More aims to make a splash of a different sort – synchronized wine bottle opening, with an exclusive focus on Washington state wines!  On Thursday, July 12 at 4 p.m., the newly open retailer will attempt to break the Guinness World Records® title for the “Most people uncorking wine simultaneously,” and is calling on members of the wine industry as well as the general public to partake in the spirited feat.

The current record stands at 308 bottles of wine uncorked simultaneously, set earlier this year by Bon Appetit’s Vegas Uncork’d event at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.  Each bottle must be opened by one individual, and Total Wine & More is currently enlisting local participants to help set the record.  Participants must be 21 years of age and over, and can register now at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3856179938.

What: Guinness World Records® attempt at Total Wine & More

Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012

Time: Participant check-In begins at 3:30pm, Record attempt promptly at 4:00 pm
Location: 699 120th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98005

Age Requirements: All participants must be 21 or older

Total Wine & More in Bellevue officially opened its doors on June 28, and locations, specifically Tukwila and Spokane, are slated to open before the end of the year.  Located at 699 120th Avenue, Northeast (formerly Larry’s Market) in the Wilburton Crossing shopping center, the Bellevue store marks the 81st location for the premier wine, beer and spirits retailer.  With more local Washington State wines than any other wine store in the state, Total Wine & More’s 30,000 sq. ft. Bellevue store is packed to the brim with extensive varieties of wine (8,000), spirits (3,000) and craft beer (2,500) and expertly-trained, customer service-centered staff.

About Total Wine & More

Total Wine & More operates 81 wine 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 premier wine retailer in every community that it serves.  For more information and store locations, please visit www.totalwine.com.

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