The Man Behind ‘America’s Wine Superstore’
December 14, 2016
By Lettie Teague – WALL STREET JOURNAL
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS ago David Trone and his brother Robert opened a small wine shop in Claymont, Del. Today, the Trones preside over a $2.5 billion privately held retail empire based in Bethesda, Md., with 149 Total Wine & More stores in 20 states and plans to open many more next year. “It’s a great time to be in real estate,” said David Trone. Not to mention the wine business, if your name is Trone.
Trone Sees Future in Public Service, Not Business
April 28, 2016
By Louis Peck – Bethesda Magazine
Reflecting on his second-place finish in this week’s Democratic primary for the District 8 congressional seat, Total Wine & More co-owner David Trone of Potomac said late Wednesday that he plans to pursue other opportunities for public service—although he said he remains uncertain of precisely what he will do next.
“I’d like to continue to look for ways to serve the public,” Trone said in a telephone interview less than 24 hours after falling short to state Sen. Jamie Raskin of Takoma Park in the nine-way Democratic primary race. “Where exactly we don’t know at this particular point in time, but that’s definitely something we’ll look at as we go forward.”