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The Wine Source

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The Wine SourceThe Wine Source
BA SCORE
96
world-class

35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 6.82%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

3601 Elm Ave
Baltimore, Maryland, 21211-2402
United States
phone: (410) 467-7777

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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped in here earlier this week. I have always heard good things, figured it was time to finally check it out for myself.

Atmosphere was pretty good. A very nice feel to the store with all of the bottles laid out before you. People milling around in the aisles looking at bottles of wine and such. Service was good as well. I was asked multiple times if I needed help and when I did need to know a price they were quick to find out the answer.

Quality was pretty high. Lots of top notch wine, spirits and beer throughout and even some snacks to boot. They even had some rarer spirits / beers that I hadn't seen in awhile. Beer selection was pretty solid. Lots of locals mixed with the typical national offerings, and even some more obscure overseas offerings too boot. Prices were more than reasonable in my book. Overall a really solid bottle shop, I will definitely return the next time I am in the area.

02-24-2013 23:49:17 | More by orangesol
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-26-2014 23:23:06 | More by DrBier
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-10-2014 20:22:33 | More by mendvicdog
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Ross_Miller

Maryland

5/5  rDev +13.6%

06-13-2014 04:11:16 | More by Ross_Miller
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Liberatiscioli

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8%

03-31-2014 15:28:09 | More by Liberatiscioli
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smakawhat

Maryland

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
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

11-17-2013 22:42:24 | More by duceswild
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TaraMascara

Ohio

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
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gillagorilla

Maryland

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
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Swift989

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
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The Wine Source in Baltimore, MD
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