April 30, 2019                                                             


An Austin Classic Emerges with a New Look

 (AUSTIN, TEXAS) — The boutique liquor store formerly known as Travis Heights Beverage World has emerged with a new look and a revitalized identity. Welcome Travis Heights Wine & Spirits to Austin’s craft beverage lexicon! Still in its original home, the family-owned specialty shop is freshly rebranded—its fabulous makeover including a photo-ready mural by local artist Nate Schnell and designed by Rexford Burns and Simon Lague, a new website, and a mobile app for deliveries where customers can browse as well as shop the full inventory.

In 2003, Travis Heights Beverage World opened as a spin-off of Austin’s beloved corner store/café, the Whip-in. After years of requests from Whip-in regulars for spirit offerings, its former owner, Amrit Topiwala, opened Travis Heights Beverage World next door with his son, current owner Rohit Topiwala.

Along with his knowledgeable staff, Rohit has spent the last 16 years building an expertly curated selection of wines and spirits that he delights in introducing to customers through his popular weekly tastings. “I can’t tell you how many times we’ve had people return to thank us for turning them on to something they’d never even heard of,” he says, “Then they’re hooked!”

It is thanks to this dedication to guiding customers to new experiences and great values that everyone from mixologists and beverage aficionados to curious beginners finds much to love among THWS’s eclectic offerings.

In addition to its being the city’s Champagne destination for Grower and Special Club bottlings, the shop features an extensive wine selection from around the globe (including many natural and biodynamic offerings), a vast array of mezcales, one of the city’s largest selections of single malts, rums from every port, plus amaros, vermouths, rare liqueurs, and more. (Darroze Bas-Armagnac 1992, anyone?) This is why, over the years, THWS has become a gathering place for neighbors, connoisseurs, and industry professionals alike, with a sizeable group of regulars frequenting the shop for community as well as tastings and shopping.

Come share in the love! All are invited to come explore the store and share in the free public grand re-opening celebration on Thursday, May 23. The event will be held from 5-8 p.m. and will feature samples and special guests in the store. In addition, join Rohit, Eric, and Bart on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 5-8 p.m. for free public tastings and discover why Travis Heights Wine & Spirits is a true stand-out in Austin’s rich food and drink culture.

About Travis Heights Wine & Spirits
Travis Heights Wine & Spirits combines your corner package store with a specialty beverage shop showcasing rare and small-production offerings, many at tremendous values. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., 1948 S Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78704, tel. 512.440.7778. Delivery within a 10-mile radius of the store is available Monday-Saturday, noon-9 p.m. via the free THWS app for iPhone and Android. For more information, visit Like us on Facebook at Travis Heights Wine & Spirits and follow us on Instagram at @travisheightswinespirits and Twitter at @THWineSpirits.


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