Total Wine & More
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3.06/5 rDev -20.1%
It's a pretty good spot but nothing special. They have some stuff here you can't find at either of the Greene's locations--you can also find stuff here that will sell out other places months after the fact. Found a few Founder's Nemesis from 2010 about 6 months after the release date. Prices are a bit expensive though, normally by about $1 a six pack. They do have a mix six pack deal though that is unique to Columbia. They put sales on beers too which is great...got a 6 of Bell's Java Stout for 7.99 when it was retailing full price at about $18 so that is a plus for making the trip out there from downtown Columbia. Service is pretty much nonexistant--you are on your own if you are a newbie.
10-03-2011 16:57:08 | More by southside
4.44/5 rDev +15.9%
Been going to the Total Wine and More off Harbison for a while now, guess it's time to review it.
This is a HUGE store, basically a Lowe's warehouse full of brews and wines (wine section is a bit larger), I was a little overwhelmed at first. Once the hype settled I noticed they categorize thier beers according the style and country of origin, this made finding my brews fairly easy. As the store size suggests, selection is good and plentiful. After some mindless wandering I decided to ask some assistance from one of the faces on the shelf, TW employees offer thier favored selection by a tag with thier picture and beer info below. I wasn't assaulted when I first entered the store but when I asked for help they waited on me hand and foot. Chrissy and Paul were VERY helpful and friendly. Paul is the man. He's a cool, extremely knowledgeable guy who will help you snipe the ideal brew for your specifications. The growler station has 5-7 taps of rotating beers, one of which is usually leave with. They do not serve food but they partake in free weekly beer and wine tastings/ samples that I have yet to attend. Not too close to the homestead but the prices are noticably lower than stores in town. Props go to Davon McKracken for putting me on this one.
08-01-2011 16:36:42 | More by Brewski4Drewski
3.31/5 rDev -13.6%
This is just a beer store. They have a large build your own 6 pack or just buy a single beer section. There are many obscure offerings that you wont find anywhere else available here.
They have some glassware for sale near the glass coolers and accessories all over the store.
They have a beer/wine tasting every thursday evening where your able to try a whole line of whatever they offer.
The staff is very knowledgable and willing to provide assistance.
There are many many beers here available that you cant get at the neighboring beer stores. I'd highly recommend going to all of them in tandem as they all have something different, to include total wine and more.!
EDIT: went in the other day and was told they don't fill 32oz half growlers, you can have 2 filled, for a total of 64 oz (1growler). This lack of flexibility is a huge negative if you ask me..
07-17-2011 14:20:00 | More by gatorbreath
3.65/5 rDev -4.7%
I love the Total Wine in Jacksonville, so when I took my mother to her first TW I really amped it up. I'll try to be non-biased, but it's going to be hard. The store was a bit small for a TW. The selection was good, but spread out in a disfunctional manner in my opinion (I felt like it could be better organized). The staff I talked to didn't anything about the beer I was looking at (Founders, Great Divide, Terrapin) or anything about the local beers. I was kind of disappointed in that. Would I go here again? Of course! Found some great stuff I haven't found at my TW. Are there better stores in the area? Most definately! Good place to go, but not a must.
08-08-2010 02:13:27 | More by BrewCrew2010
Total Wine & More in Columbia, SC
88 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.