Total Wine & More
Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by botham:
3.4/5 rDev +1.2%
quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$
Total Wine is obviously a wine-centric store, but the craft beer selection is solid as well. there is a solid aisle of just single 12 oz bottles, which is enough to confuse any experienced BA.
quality is decent, though there was some dust on certain bottles, the majority seemed to move through the store at a reasonable rate. many empty slots also lends to the fact that stock moves as well.
service is non-existant if one is looking for knowledge of craft beer; at least it was on a Friday evening, around 6-ish.
selection is great. build your own six-pack of any major craft brewery in america, along with local breweries as well. The import selection is a bit thin, but some decent picks are included as well (found a Cantillon Rose behind some other stuff).
overall, this is a decent stop as long as the beers bought here are the ones that turn over regularly. stick to that rule and it is a solid stop.
09-06-2009 21:51:27 | More by botham
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3.56/5 rDev +6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.25 | selection: 4.75 | $$
This store is within walking distance of my house. I go in this store about 3 times a week. Half the time I walk out without buying anything, I just look to see what's new. From what I've been told, they get their big beer shipment on Tuesdays.
This is a typical Total Wine. It is the best place to go to try one beer. You can buy a single of anything they have in stock. Once I saw a six pack missing a beer, it was game on. Even if the beer you want is not stocked on the singles rack, you can swipe one out of a six pack and it will still ring up. I'm sure this is frowned upon, but I've never been called out on it.
The best feature of Total Wine is that they have a section dedicated to Seasonal Beers. This is usually the only place I look. I pretty much know their inventory by heart.
Be careful with freshness, be sure to check the dates on the bottles before purchasing.
03-06-2013 01:10:02 | More by dailyminefield
3.74/5 rDev +11.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | $$
This is the second Total Wine store I have visited (the other in Cary, NC). It is refreshing to see that the selection of non-local (not NC) beers is not the same in all of these stores. There was a very good selection of local beers in a cooler as well. I actually ended up with a couple of non-local beers that I had not been able to find at another Total Wine though.
The service is basically not existent other than a couple of people serving up samples of wine. Also, there seems to be a lot of disorganization with the bottles and cases of beer. Overall, I really like the different and wide selection of beer they have there. Do not count on service or any kind of organization though.
12-20-2011 22:15:00 | More by BeerNoobNC
3.19/5 rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | $$
The Huntersville Total Wine is probably the beer store I visit the most, considering it is the closest to my house. I think the selection is good, but the service is totally nonexistent. I know what I want, so I just go in and then leave. The selection is pretty good, and they do carry some OMB, which I enjoy from time to time. I like the end caps that have feature beers and seasonals, and they do get alot of the terrapin and duck rabbit I prefer. Overall a nice store, but don't count on too much service.
05-08-2011 04:28:25 | More by CarolinaKevin
4.3/5 rDev +28%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Its really a nice place. Probably one of the best places in the Charlotte area. They have the best selection of any of the Total Wine locations in the Charlotte metro area. Always stocked, even on the busiest of weekends, nice and friendly service with well advised staff. They are always willing to help you if you have any questions. The selection is unmatched for the area even better than the over-hyped Brawley's (yes, I said it.) Quite good quality. Even though the drive is a pain I will continue to make it until something better comes along.
01-23-2011 04:17:25 | More by TheKingofWichita
3.85/5 rDev +14.6%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Swung by here on my way to Charlotte for business. Wanted to see what they had as far as autumn seasonals go. A little disappointed as they still had many summer brews in their seasonal stand. Some Oktos were there, but not many. Good number of bombers here. Some from Hoppin' Frog, French Broad, Stone, Rogue, etc. Good number of brews not found at my local TWs. As always, I had to mix up a sixer. Grabbed some brews I haven't seen around here and was on my way. I didn't really come across anything was crazily outdated. I know that's one of the issues with this store, but I'm always pretty happy with what I can get. Especially for this city, this has by far the best selection. Unless you want to run into Charlotte, stop here for your beer.
09-24-2010 18:04:56 | More by Onenote81
2.5/5 rDev -25.6%
quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | $$
Quality: Wine first here but thats to be expected. Pretty good for the area package wise. Lots of beers are past there prime which is rather disapointing. Although they can order you nice kegs which is nice.
Service: I always come in after work wearing Jeans and a T-shirt so they give me the stuck up attitude that im just there for beer and they prob shouldnt waste their time on me. In addtion im 24 and have a license issued to me before I was 21 so I have to go through paper work and all kinds of other discrimination to buy some beer. I even wrote a letter to their office about this problem and got the standard response that "Total Wine and More takes underage drinking very serious". If there was anyone else in the Huntersville area with a similar selection I would never go back to Total Wine.
Selection: Above average lots of stuff singles are available.
Value: A little pricey but it wont break the bank.
06-05-2008 21:01:05 | More by ChemistBrewer
3.15/5 rDev -6.3%
quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5
I was able to track this place down, as I wanted to sample some brews from the state as I am down here on a business trip. The place looks to have a very good selection of wine and the beer selection was good. Had all the macro crap, but had most of the brews that I looked up for NC here in BeerFly. They sell individuals as well so I grabbed a half dozen. Also seemed to have a fair selection of imports, nothing out of this world but stuff to get by on! Over all it is not a bad place for being right down the street from my hotel. If I lived down here it probably would be a different story.
02-23-2005 02:55:10 | More by Stimack
2.2/5 rDev -34.5%
quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | $$$
Quite a good selection for NC, but no one to sell it. This was the first beer store I went to upon moving to Charlotte from CT, so naturally I was curious about some of the local brands. While there was a guy stocking the beer aisle, he couldn't even answer some basic questions I had. So I was on my own, fine. Most of their selection was familiar to me like:North Coast, Anderson Valley, Mad River, Pyramid, Sierra Nevada, Sam Adams, Anchor, Sammy Smith, Hobgoblin and the like. Regional offerings included Cottonwood, Highlands, Carolina Blonde, Shiner, Edenton, and some others. I found some to take home and guess what, most were past their prime. Not expired, but heading south. Anchor Liberty is delicious fresh, this was dull. Red Seal ale is also a pretty hoppy beer that had no life to it. I was dissapointed by the whole experience. Thank God for Brawleys!!
edit: since the cap has popped, this place has far fewer decent beers than the other local TW's. THey also seem to charge more for the same beers. Example...Bigfoot is $10.79 at the college area TW, here it is $11.99. Mendocino Talon barleywine 22 oz, $4.99 anywhere else, here it is $10. WTF!!! I will not shop here again!
12-20-2004 23:05:36 | More by AlexJ
Total Wine & More in Huntersville, NC
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