The Wine Source
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Reviews by DRBiser:
4.13/5 rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place has one of the better beer selections in Baltimore City and arguably county. It's a large shop with the beers in the back nicely organized with separate shelves based on geographics and styles. They also group together certain beers by brewery. I fully appreciate that it's tough to choose the best way of stocking your shelves, but this place has it set-up as nice as i've seen.
I particularly enjoyed their great selection (and nice rotation) of beers from Jolly pumpkin, Evil Twin, and Mikkeller.
Only knock would be service. It's a big shop with a ton of people at registers so the wait is never a problem, but they don't offer much in the way of help as you browse. They're happy to answer any questions you may have, however.
There's also a little deli section with gourmet cheeses which looked pretty solid, but i can't speak to the quality or selection.
10-10-2012 15:12:16 | More by DRBiser
More User Reviews:
4.32/5 rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$$
Situated in the Hampden neighborhood, the Wine Source offers a real great selection. Parking is a pain, and the area is quite busy with walkable stores, and there aren't many spots but they eventually turn over.
The place is large on wine, but about 35% of the store is devoted to beer. It's nicely laid out in many sections, from seasonals, to the coolers, to the bombers, and then sections on sour beers and Belgians, UK, German, even to some degree hop and malt. There is also a small section of broken up 6 packs so that you can purchase 12 oz. bottles on a whim as well which is nice.
I conversed with the staff quite a bit and there wasn't a question they didn't have an answer for. THere's a lot of selection here and well defined. The other items of the store are also laid out real nicely as well.
There's a section with a nice cheese counter as well. This is a real good place for a real nice beer shopping experience in Baltimore.
12-31-2013 01:41:13 | More by smakawhat
4.35/5 rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I found this store by looking on Beer Advocate for great places to buy beer while I was in Baltimore visiting. I was very impressed with the selections offered not only with beer and wine, but with the cheese and meat selection as well. I drove to Delaware to visit Dogfish Head's brew pub I made sure to stop back in Maryland just to visit this awesome store. If you're anywhere close by, you should definitely check it out!
08-07-2013 17:42:12 | More by TaraMascara
4.26/5 rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$
This place is very well designed with a nice layout. They have a small, cramped parking lot and if you can't get a spot in there then it can be a bit hard to find one without a bit of a hike.
Everything has its place and the staff is extremely friendly and welcoming. They are actually pretty knowledgeable too and willing to help out.
They have a pretty great selection, especially in bombers. There is a wall for singles but they all seem to be old and are usually by breweries that I have never heard of or ever heard good things about. That is what you can make your mix six out of, or you can ask to break up a six pack that isn't on the wall. They have a wall full of refrigerated beer as well. There is also a nice selection of cider here.
Also, they have a great selection of food, for food pairings. The food here is a bit exotic and pricey, but you can't get it at many other places. Their cheese selection is top notch.
05-18-2013 00:56:29 | More by gillagorilla
District of Columbia
4.5/5 rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Great selection especially of local wines and east coast beers. Was there on a Wednesday and they had a nice wine tasting with Tablas Creek Vineyard with the owners/operators there.
Employees are SUPER helpful and nice and love their products. I talked with one guy for 20 minutes about different beers and whether organic beers really mean anything different and whether their quality is worse. He had legit recommendations for craft brewery batches that came in inconsistant and not worth the $$ or up to par with past years. Really really fun and interesting chat.
03-14-2013 17:14:13 | More by Swift989
The Wine Source in Baltimore, MD
96 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.