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Martin Wine Cellar

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9 Ratings
Ratings: 9
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.72%
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2895 Hwy 190
Ste A-1
Mandeville, Louisiana, 70471-3414
United States
phone: (985) 951-8081

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @martin_wine

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2006)
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Photo of Pens1967
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of brewskifan55
3.93/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Stopped by with cvm4 between Acquistapace's and the Barley Oak. As Cliff said, the warm beer is in the back. Cold beer is in the front in a small stand up refrigerator, but plenty on hand. Also had some warm Christmas beers from Mikkeller and Corsendonk on a shelf next to the fridge.

The selection isn't huge, but the quality makes up for the lack of variety. Prices were very good, some even better than Acquistapace's.

Staff were on point and very helpful. They had a wine tasting going on and we enjoyed some nice riesling. Almost bought a bottle, but the beer won over.

I like the idea of singles in the selection.

It's a very clean, orderly place; very organized. I felt very welcome and wanted to stay a while.

Martin's is primarily wine and spirits, but don't discount the beer. You can get a pretty good haul and still have room for some riesling.

Photo of cvm4
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3

This is a great little wine/liquor/beer shop. I'd have never known about it had a local BA member drove me there LOL. The back corner of the store is solely devoted to beer. It's a small selection with a lot of bombers and single bottles. They seem to err on the side of quality over quantity, which is good for me. I saw some beers here that I haven't seen at other bottle shops on the North Shore. Prices seemed very reasonable and nothing kept me from buying. Staff was very friendly and willing to help at any time.

Photo of Prideinnola
4.55/5  rDev +13.5%

Great place with a great staff. Beer selection isn't huge but just about all of it is quality. For me, the selection is large enough to get me excited about trying new things. Everything is sold by the bottle which is great for sampling and the prices are great for the most part so if you wanted a six pack, the price would probably be the same if it were priced by the pack. So far, Chimay and Aventinus is what I keep grabbing.

Their website has their full beer list, organized alphabetically by region.

Photo of DatSideBeerMan
4.7/5  rDev +17.2%

What a great Place for beer!! They have really upgraded their selection in the past year and made beer a focus. They have a good selection of Craft Brews and my favorite "Belgium".
They do wine tastings on fridays and usually have beer open to sample as well.

When Stone Brewerey first came to town, they were the first in the area to get them in and promote it just like a new wine that came to town.

Ask for Will, he really seems to know beer. He has been great at getting in some things that are hard to find and will search for anything.

Everytime I have been to purchase anything, they have offered to carry it out for me which is great service.

Also, I went to their beer event in June and it was incredible.

Top Notch

Photo of EgadBananas
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%

They have the best selection in Mandeville, but over all its not a whole lot. They usually have things you wont find elsewhere, and if they don't, they typically can get it.

Service is second to none. The staff is always very pleasant and super knowledgeable. They will help out with questions and suggestions. It's always a pleasure to go there.

Its not really that pricey. They only sell in singles, so that makes for a bit of a price increase from that, but even so, prices are kept reasonable.

Great place to shop all in all.

Photo of philipquarles
3/5  rDev -25.2%

This place is much more focused on wine and liquor than beer. The selection is pretty feeble, with probably around 50 different bottles, most of which being the likes of Abita, Lazy Magnolia, Sierra Nevada, etc. All of the typical larger German breweries available in LA are represented, and some of the usual Belgians (Duvel, Delirium, Chimay). The staff is nice and they try to be helpful, but they don't really know beer--expected, being that this is a wine place. Oh well, at least they have Orval.

Photo of Jablonski
3.85/5  rDev -4%

If you want to get beer in Mandeville, this is the place to go.

The service was good. I found it odd that I was ignored at first when I walked into the store since there were 5 employees and I was the only customer. However, this may have been just a odd case as I noticed other customers being greeted as they walked in. In addition, an employee was nice enough to assist me after I had been in the store for a few minutes.

The selection was nice as well. I was very happy to see beers here that I hadn't come across recently in Baton Rouge. However, they had a relatively small selection overall. It was nice to see they focused on the rarer beers, but it's good to have more common ones too.

Beers here were a bit more pricey that I have seen in Baton Rouge, but they were not outrageous.

Photo of barefootbrewer
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%

This place definitely has a smaller selection than the other Martin Wine Cellar locations. There are several Belgians and microbrews there. This is the first place I've been able to find Bigfoot
Ale. In general the selection is small but top notch.

The kicker was the service. They were happy to try and get anything that was sold in Louisiana. I'd come to buy a case of Rochefort, but they only had a few left. The manager gave me his card and said he'd make sure plenty of whatever I wanted was in stock.

It was midday and they didn't have many customers - so they even took the 3 cases I bought out to my car for me.

I'd say pricing was average, but I'll definitely spend my money there again because of the strong service.

Martin Wine Cellar in Mandeville, LA
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.