Overton & Vine Wines
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
Reviews by Bonhoeffer:
3.8/5 rDev +1.9%
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
No one's reviewed Overton & Vine yet? Well, i guess i'll knock one out for you. This place is literally walking distance from my house, which is saying something considering i live in the burbs. If you're a BA traveling to Birmingham and you're going to drop by O&V, beermail me and we should have a pint at the nearby Mudtown.
When you go to O&V, you encounter Smitty, the somewhat cynical yet friendly proprietor. He owns the place and is almost always there, drinking a beer. Smitty really likes his beer.
The staple of his business is wine, because apparently that's where the meat of his profit is. But since he loves beer so much himself, he stocks a decent selection of that as well. In a cooler at the back of the right side of the store. Rogue, Flying Dog, Guinness, Newcastle, some other good stuff. Not the huge selection of Diplomat or Vulcan, but some high quality stuff for Bama.
If you're going to O&V, it must be because you're short on time and you happen to be nearby. Or you want to talk shop with Smitty, who will be happy to shoot the breeze with you on the topic of beer. Just not the biggest selection around. I would expect him to expand into Belgians once FTH succeeds in reforming the beer laws here.
08-11-2005 14:43:02 | More by Bonhoeffer
More User Reviews:
3.65/5 rDev -2.1%
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Overton & Vine is a wine store first with a small beer and liquor selection. That is not to say that it is a bad selection, but it is not overly impressive. It is definitely better than the Publix accross the street and a bit better than the Bruno's at the Summit, but it is not as good as the Western on Rocky Ridge on the other side of hwy 280.
Friendly staff let me look around a tad before bugging me to see if I needed help, which was nice. Full line of Sammy Smith's for 8.99 a four-pack looked decent to me, but 11.99 for a six pack of Hobgoblin English Brown Ale seemed steep. They also carried the usual micro-suspects, but no macros, i.e., Beamish, Tsintao, Hoegaarden, Warsteiner, etc.
10-14-2005 17:54:11 | More by dnrobert24
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