Animal house (of wine)

“We know pets are heroes and we want to share their stories,” said Sean Hawkins, Vice President of Marketing for the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.

In celebration of all pets from coast to sunny coast of Florida, we’ve teamed up with local urban winery, Quantum Leap and Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. We’re on a search for the next “spokespet” to appear on the 2015 ‘My Best Friend’ rescue red wine label. The red blend will be available this fall at ABCs in the Orlando area, and of course, at Quantum Leap Winery. Nominating your pet is free and the nomination period is open now until July 15th, and then voting goes from July 15th to August 15th. It costs $1 to vote and proceeds from the sale of the wine and your vote help the services of Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.  

“The public will choose the five finalists through voting and our local celebrity judges will choose one winner to appear on the label of the next blend rescue red wine,” Hawkins explains of the process.

The only requirement is a compelling rescue story. The more cuddles, joy and love involved in the story of you and your rescue pet, the better.

Submit a photo of your dog or cat at and tell us why your pet is your hero. Entries and voting are not limited to Florida.

We have history of community involvement. We support worthy causes because they’re something to be celebrated. “We could not pass up the opportunity to partner our passion for wine and pets with this pet rescue project. In addition to in-store sales this fall, the winning ‘My Best Friend’ blend will be available through our online store at,” says our Chief Marketing Officer, Bob Gibson.

The five nominees with the most votes will each receive a $50 gift certificate for pet products and services at the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando and a $100 gift basket from ABC Fine Wine & Spirits. The five finalists will also receive tickets to the My Best Friend announcement event at Quantum Leap Winery. One grand prize winner will be selected by our judges to appear on the label of the 2015 My Best Friend wine plus a $500 “Ultimate Pet Gift Basket.”

Good luck!

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