Riverside Liquors
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(904) 356-4517
Riverside Liquors
Riverside Liquors
Monday: 10:00AM- 9:00PM
Tueday: 10:00AM- 9:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM- 9:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM- 9:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM- 9:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM- 9:00PM
Sunday: Closed


Description:

After years furnishing fine wines & spirits to the Washington D.C. area, just blocks from our Nation's Capital, in August of 1966, Cas and his son Bob Merendino established Riverside Liquors in Jacksonville, FL. From 1966 - 1985 Riverside Liquors was better known as Riverside Lounge, a hot spot for Jazz lovers. Shortly after settling in a new home, Bob decided to go out for a bottle of wine to go with the chicken dinner that his wife Jan was making for dinner to celebrate their new home. Searching the local market, the best bottle of wine Bob could find was a bottle of B&G Chablis (2 years out of vintage). Bob thought surely he was not the only person looking for a good bottle of wine in Jacksonville FL. Soon after, he began asking local distributors to bring in better wines and began educating his customers on the "JOYS OF WINE". Business thrived! Bob soon was writing wine articles for the local newspaper and had a radio show about wine and also TV. Business was good in the "Lounge", but in 1985 Bob decided it was time to take out the bar and convert Riverside Liquors into a Fine Wine & Spirits retail only store. Being made a great offer in 1992, the store was sold to the Kincaid family, but Bob remained. In December of 2001, after more than 20 years in the wholesale wine and spirits industry and as one of Riverside's many salesmen and sales managers, David Joudi convinced his wife Laura that Riverside Liquors was what he really wanted. Laura agreed as long as Bob remained, and he did. With the help of their son Victor, Riverside Liquors & Village Wine Shop continues to be a family owned and operated business, providing Fine Wines & Spirits to the local community and beyond.