Source: Birmingham Business Journal

International Wines has purchased a new building off West Oxmoor Road and plans to expand its burgeoning wine distribution business.

The Birmingham-based company bought a 41,000-square-foot warehouse for nearly $1.8 million on Snow Drive, according to public records. The warehouse is a stone’s throw from its current location, which is also on Snow Drive.

With the wine business making a comeback, the company will utilize both locations and increase its inventory space to serve all the major markets in Alabama, said Seth Poole, vice president of sales.

“People will trade down (on wine) and as they stay at home more, they drink more at home,” said Poole. “The business did see a downturn probably at the beginning of 2009, but the second half finished pretty strong and business is good.” …

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