Total Wine & More
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Reviews by Aiptasia:
4.94/5 rDev +21.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Total Wine has the best selection of domestic and imported beers, wines and liquor in the entire Jacksonville area. Period. Enter the front door, and you're in an upscale warehouse-style liquor store. If you're into craft beer or wine at all, this is the place that sets the standard in Jax.
The atmosphere is up scale. Employees are required to wear uniforms (polos for associates, white shirt and tie for managers) and the store itself is well organized and compact. Wine and beer tastings, special release parties and classes are held monthly, so check their marquis often for the latest happenings.
The quality is really good. They stock a lot of beers and will rotate out old stock that is past it's freshness date. Beers are divided into sections by country and then by style, with a whole wall devoted to singles organized by style. Mix and match sixes, bombers and 750 ml bottles abound. Be sure to check the end caps and main aisles for more beer displays as sometimes what you're looking for isn't on the main shelves.
The service is a cut above. Most of the employees are quite knowledgeable and will endeavor to stop whatever they are doing and help you find an item if you're searching for something in particular. If they can't help you or if it's out of their expertise, they will call for the manager of that particular section over their headsets for help. They're quick to offer good suggestions for interesting items or styles that you might prefer and won't steer you wrong if you're vascillating on making a choice.
The selection is, well, just outstanding. If they bottle it, and if there is a distributor for it in FL, Total Wine probably has it in stock. There is no better place in town to line your beer cave.
Food is almost non-existant, except for some snack items near the checkout areas, sodas and mixers for hard liquor. I guess I could make a meal out of cocktail onions and beer nuts, but why?! If you're hungry, go eat at town center. There's a Five Guys burgers right next door. Then get your drinks at TW.
The value of their items is in line or better than a lot of prices i've seen in down. They operate on volume and fast turn around, so their markup isn't quite as extreme. They're also inclined to mark down items in order to move it off of their shelves. Which reminds me, they have some holiday ales on their end cap right now I better pick up. $1.99 a bottle before Christmas, $1.00 a bottle now. Sale! Score!
PS: Ask for Steve. He's the best. Lisa also has a great knowledge of local and other craft brews.
01-07-2012 19:14:59 | More by Aiptasia
More User Reviews:
4.04/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
The greatest selection of brews available in Jacksonville. Enjoy building my personal six-packs and sharing selections with others of my ilk. With a few exceptions I have enjoyed the recommendations of the TW staff. If you're looking to hoard some brews or you're just passing through Jax, you need to stop by the St. John's Town Center.
Now ... if they can only get some Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA on hand ...
04-01-2014 16:45:20 | More by JaxJayCat
3.6/5 rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Total redesign now.
Their service still sucks, and they have no clue about beer period. That said the have a nice selection of singles, though it does not ever seem to carry many Trappist beers (they do have Orval). They do however stock more of the common Belgium's (duvel, etc).
I think they do have the USA crafts selection better than ANYONE in town atm. This is weird though 1 day the have the shelves stocked and the next well its not, I tried going on the same day, it just varies. Heck I hit it Friday, Sunday, and Today (Monday) anyway its decent store just don't ask for any help or if they can order anything it's just a waste of breath and time. Recommended just because they carry Dales PA.
Prices seem cheaper than even Grocery stores.
10-31-2013 14:16:35 | More by boldcity2008
3.89/5 rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
I stopped by here on my way out of twon after a meeting in the Jacksonville area. The place was pretty easy to find in a large shopping complex near 95 and Butler Blvd. The selection was great. I was able to find stuff here that I cant get in South Florida, locals like Intuition, Green Room, Engine 15, and whoever makes the Manatee beer (I cant remember right now). Overall teh selection was great, although, as usual, there were some selections that were well passed their date age-wise. It is amazing the difference in selection when you drive 5 hours north from South Florida. If you dont want to go downtown to Beer:30, this is probably your next best bet.
10-07-2013 19:01:22 | More by SaCkErZ9
4.58/5 rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Love this place, reminds me of publix just for alcohol. I come here when ever I'm in the area. Prices seem reasonable, wish they had a promo card deal where you can become a member and such. I recommend it to any of my friends, the employee's seem knowledgeable.
10-04-2013 09:39:42 | More by Dam262a
Total Wine & More in Jacksonville, FL
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