Total Wine & More
Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 25 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Shaw:
3.7/5 rDev -7.7%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $
This Total Wine is very similar to others I have visited in Florida: Huge. The JAX location's beer selection is a little smaller than the Tampa and Clearwater sites, though. But they have many, many fresh beers on the shelves, available as singles or in packs. And you can't beat their prices.
There is not much service, except the cashier did compliment me on my beer selection and made a few suggestions. And a greeter did say hello when we came in.
They also have a huge wine, liquor and soda selection, along with cigars and fancy snacks.
This is a great beer store and well worth the visit when in Jacksonville.
06-27-2007 01:16:04 | More by Shaw
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3.6/5 rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Total redesign now.
Their service still sucks, and they have no clue about beer period. That said the have a nice selection of singles, though it does not ever seem to carry many Trappist beers (they do have Orval). They do however stock more of the common Belgium's (duvel, etc).
I think they do have the USA crafts selection better than ANYONE in town atm. This is weird though 1 day the have the shelves stocked and the next well its not, I tried going on the same day, it just varies. Heck I hit it Friday, Sunday, and Today (Monday) anyway its decent store just don't ask for any help or if they can order anything it's just a waste of breath and time. Recommended just because they carry Dales PA.
Prices seem cheaper than even Grocery stores.
10-31-2013 14:16:35 | More by boldcity2008
3.89/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
I stopped by here on my way out of twon after a meeting in the Jacksonville area. The place was pretty easy to find in a large shopping complex near 95 and Butler Blvd. The selection was great. I was able to find stuff here that I cant get in South Florida, locals like Intuition, Green Room, Engine 15, and whoever makes the Manatee beer (I cant remember right now). Overall teh selection was great, although, as usual, there were some selections that were well passed their date age-wise. It is amazing the difference in selection when you drive 5 hours north from South Florida. If you dont want to go downtown to Beer:30, this is probably your next best bet.
10-07-2013 19:01:22 | More by SaCkErZ9
4.58/5 rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
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
3.59/5 rDev -10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Total wine is a huge establishment. Significantly larger than any combination of beer/wine/spirit shop to be found in my home state of PA. The place is clean, well lit and roomy. My biggest gripe is the layout though. Beer is somewhat of an underdog in comparison to the selection of spirits and wine. While walking the isles, it seems like the wine and spirits are placed in an orderly fashion. The beer on the other hand is sporatic with seemingly no organization. 2 isles of singles, another 2-3 isles of 4-packs, 6-packs and larger bundles. Instead of all the beer being located in those isles, you will find others sporatically placed selections throughout the store. Random ends of isles also have some of their own displays like Boston beer Co and Dogfish Head on opposite sides of the store.
Despite having to walk a lot to determine if i saw everything they had available, they did have a nice mixed selection and prices were reasonable. I snagged a few Florida brews such as Intuition 6-pack of IPA cans for under $10 and a Swamp Head 750ml (which happened to be on the pricier side at $18.) Some Weyerbacher could be found at the same price or even cheaper than we can get it at the brewery itself. Rodenbach large format bottles were seemingly half the price that we see in PA, I couldnt resist buying a few.
I cant speak much about the service. While they seemed appropriately staffed, I was not even acknowledged during the 20 minutes or so that I was shopping. Not that it bothers me that much, but they were not busy by any means (9:30 pm on a Saturday.) But at least having the opportunity to inquire about a few brews I was looking for would have been appreciated. Regardless, I was pleased overall and would stop here again.
07-01-2012 16:14:27 | More by stakem
4.94/5 rDev +23.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
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
4.44/5 rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Great selection with a good variety of various styles. Store is very neat and well organized. They have a good selection of many beers that are difficult to find elsewhere in Jacksonville, too. Good amount of foreign as well as domestic beers. They definitely have one of the best selections of beer in Jacksonville. As far as price I found it to be pretty reasonable compared to other places that carried similar beers. Any of the staff that I have ever dealt with has been friendly and willing to answer any questions that I had.
12-25-2011 20:39:15 | More by dcs1548
4/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Atmosphere: Nice warehouse type beer store. Very neat, organized, and clean. No dusty bottles here.
Quality: All the standard offerings from all the big names in beer from all over the USA.
Service: Excellent service. Employee looked a few beers on computer up without any prompting to help serve the customer.
Selection: I think that at least 2 full isles of bomner bottles or more. 6 isles or more of 6 packs of beer. i full isle on both sides of belgians or more! Massive amount of beer almost overwhelming... If that is possible!
Value: Standard prices, no bargins, but not getting ripped here either.
Overall: Second best beer store in jacksonvlle Florida. Worthy of a visit. It will take some time to look through all those beers.
06-16-2011 20:49:41 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.5/5 rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Wow...great selection and great service. We were in JAX visiting family for a week, and we made 3 trips to TW. The staff was very helpful finding brews we were looking for, as well as letting us know when deliveries would be made. Good selection, but I have been to other TW stores that have the beers assorted by brewery instead of by style, which I have found much easier to navigate. Other than that, I will absolutely make return trips to this store. The prices were very reasonable, and the selection was the most impressive that I saw while we were in the JAX area. Very pleasant experiences.
03-08-2011 06:06:59 | More by GarthDanielson
Total Wine & More in Jacksonville, FL
90 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.