Table & Vine
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 21
Reviews by currysage1:
2.3/5 rDev -43.8%
quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | $$$
Sorry guys, the time of the Table and Vine dominating the Northampton beer scene is over. A Staples has taken over the old site of the Vine. They have moved inside the Big Y in the plaza, they have about a cards deck worth of warm beer. They have a decent amount of cold space but they aren't using it to their advantage, I can't get anything there that I can't readily find anywhere else. Very disappointing. Clerk didn't know what a Rauchbier was, I know it's kind of an oddball brew, but they were a pillar of the local beer scene.
On the plus side the guy I was talking to was very pleasant. He said that they were going to be getting some Belgians in. For now though unless you really have a hankering for a Moretti, or a 5 dollar bomber of BBC, steer clear.
02-14-2008 15:02:35 | More by currysage1
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4.5/5 rDev +10%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Although I was disappointed to see the huge store go away, then to see what they offered during christmas I was about to write them off. I went in to pick up some groceries and saw that the section was expanded quite a bit from the local micros like sam and harpoon. I was surprised to see alesmith, curieux, founders, good section for stone and dogfish 120. I talked to one of the sales persons and he said they would be adding Lost Abbey and Hoppin Frog which made me pretty happy. The imports were pretty decent. I grabbed a bernardus 12, some chouffe, and aventinus eisbock. Much improved from the bulk crap they had before the new year.
03-27-2008 22:56:04 | More by Cakanator
2.8/5 rDev -31.5%
quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$
I have heard how the Table and Vine in Northampton has been greatly reduced in its location. I guess it was once where the Staples is now, and the store is technically in Big Y. Upon visiting, I was a little confused. First, its a big Big Y, so it took me awhile to find the wine section. But I almost concluded that that was it: just a wine section. I had to walk to the other end of the store to find where the beer is. Now the beer selection was decent; when I went I purchased a Magic Hat sampler. They mostly had some Western MA, Vermont brews (Opa-Opa, BBC, People's), along with other beers such as Stone, Brooklyn, Sam, and like I said Magic Hat. But it also had majority staples like Bud, Guinness etc. I was surprised by the friendly service: a gentlemen asked me what I was looking for and said if I needed any help I could just ask. But, not to be cynical, I am not sure if the man would know details about brews since he looked like he could have worked in any other department at the Big Y.
After being at the one in West Springfield, I must say the only advantage to this Northampton Table and Vine is you can food shop while getting beer. And sure it has some good local beers, but the experience felt like the times I have been home and gone up to New Hampshire to both buy food and some bee,r like Bud, at a Stop and Shop for my family I was visiting. Not exactly a beer purchaser's paradise. Highly recommend going to West Springfield Table and Vine.
03-21-2008 14:14:01 | More by fitzy84
4.2/5 rDev +2.7%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stop #2 on the my western Mass beer trip, we had some time to kill before The Dirty Truth opened, so we went to look for some bottles. Located about three miles away from the center of Northampton on King St. In the same parking lot behind Big Y. The place is pretty big with a large specialty item selection in front and a sea of wine bottles as far as the eye can see of the right. The beer is located in three isles in the far left. Really a great selection, a lot of the same things you might find down at Town & Country. Lots of imports, regionals, CA, CO, and NE brews. I picked up a couple bottles of Lost Abbey and Alesmith. The staff was friendly but no one there at the time had much to offer as far as beer goes. I have been hearing that this place is going to close but it seemed fully stocked last night. I hope that it doesn't because it's a great place to get good beer when in the area.
01-12-2007 19:11:36 | More by SteveO1231
3.9/5 rDev -4.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
There needs to be more places like this around. Huge interior with a supermarket-like atmosphere. They have wines and liquors, but who cares, we're all here for beer, right? They have about 2.5 aisles full of imports and craft beers, plus a back freezer wall with the usual swill and some cold crafts. Good cross section of American craft beers here, AleSmith, Thomas Hooker, Stone, Rogue, Avery, Southampton, etc. Imports were good as well with a nice selection of Belgian, Scottish, English, and German beers, plus more I'm sure. Prices were just right. The service was underwhelming, the lady at the register didn't seem to want to be there (although it was Black Friday). Still, a huge selection and good prices make for a great beer store.
11-26-2006 20:40:28 | More by Litterbean
4.5/5 rDev +10%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
This place is like the supermarket for beer and wine. It is absolutely mammoth. You walk in and you hit the gourmet food section. This part alone is bigger than most stores and they had a ton of great stuff for reasonable prices. I could have spent an hour and lots of money just in the food section alone.
They have a big wine section too but I didnt even bother looking at that. The beers--in addition to having a whole wall of cooolers in the back, they have 3 huge aisles with all kinds of stuff. Great selection of American craft beers, European imports, beers from everywhere really. They also do seem to put extra emphasis on New England beers.
The place is pretty clean and well maintained so it looks like they do a good job of maintaining freshness. I didnt see any dusty bottles and thats impressive in a place as big as this. One of the best beer stores I have ever been to. Excellent!!!
09-09-2006 15:10:54 | More by rousee
4.15/5 rDev +1.5%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Have stopped here often when in town. Always had good deals on wine and decent single malt scotch selection...also Northampton has some great restaurants...a good brewpub...a new beer hall that Moan and Dove guys are opening ...can't wait !..and ...Spoleto !!... the best Italian-fusion restaurant ....du monde.? das welt ? di munde ? Si, molto bene !! ( hell,yeah as they say in these parts )
OK , back to T and V.
Beer selection is very good...especially if , like me , you live in Connecticut, where a lot of great Micros and Belgians avoid the Puritans. Always great to walk down the aisles of T and V and see Heavyweight , Stoudts...and other awesome brews that don't make it to the Nuthead state. Lots of Belgians, Germans, and American Micros ...sensory overload for me...my girlfriend bitchslaps me back on task....finding belgians that she likes. Rodenbach, Belgian Trippels..Biere d' Gardes,etc.
Staff is knowledgable, friendly and helpful...was encouraged on most recent trip to mix and match up sixes and fours of whatever by staff. beer aisle always contains beer geeks( in singles , four and sixes) who for the most part, are fun to connect with.
Got a sampler of Heavyweight, some Southern Tier , a Fantome Saison I'd been looking for ...and Berkshire Imperial Stout 22oz.!!
( Goooaaallll ! )
BBC Coffehouse Porter( whoop whoop ) Singles of a few that I hear about ...but never see in CT.
There's so much good stuff in Northampton, Table and Vine just adds to the day trip... head to the "Dirty Truth" when it opens or Northampton Brewery...and the best place to sip a single malt scotch...The Tunnel Bar...Awesome place!....OK, I'm a little off track.
I will always go back to T and V when in the area.
02-25-2006 04:53:18 | More by Hautacam
3.85/5 rDev -5.9%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This is another large Liquor mega mart, sort of Home Depot for boozers. I visited on Christmas eve on the way to my sisters, no alcohol house/property. Life can cruel, but we make the best of it...Tons of high quality brew availabe in this clean and well put together joint. The good beer takes up both sides of a good sized aisle, macros availabe in the next aisle over and also a ton of cooler space, housing local bombers and growlers. Better then average selection of local/regional/national micros, respectable Belgians and what looked like the typical respectable selection of Brit/german imports. I was really looking for some Peoples Pint bottles and growlers.none to be had, oh well. This is easy off of route 91, well worth a visit, but not quite the selection of their sister store in W. Springfield
12-26-2005 23:28:48 | More by Billolick
4/5 rDev -2.2%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
This place had a huge selection of wines, and a good variety down the beer aisle. Not as large an area dedicated to the brews as their sister store, Town & Country in West Springfield, but good stuff, and different.
Good selection of unusual foods as well, sausages and cheeses and other delicacies that would go really good with wine (or whatever your beverage of choice may be).
I found a good assortment of imports and micros here. Picked up my first keller bier here... been looking for a while. I was surprised to finally see Sam Adams Utopias... 2005 batch... on the shelf. $124.98 per bottle, and they had at least 8 bottles.
Didn't see anyone in the aisles to talk to about beer. The cashier was pretty friendly, but didn't know much about the beers I had chosen. I am giving them the benefit of the doubt though... SOMEONE must know something, to have such an interesting and varied selection.
I wish it was closer to me, I get to Town and Country so rarely though, and they're easily half the distance. But they had things I had not seen before, and that's always cool.
11-21-2005 04:05:57 | More by connecticutpoet
3.7/5 rDev -9.5%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Big Superstore in a mall right alon I 91. Easy to get to. Huge wine selection dominates the store. Also basic wine foods such as cheese and bread a-plenty. The beer section may take up about 1/20th of the store, but as I said, this is a Superstore. Most beers available in MA are here. They even had Stone 7th out for sale, and a couple of Midnight Sun Belgian beers.Was slightly lacking in Belgian import selection, but other than that, plenty of micros to please anyone. Normal pricies as far as I could tell. Snagged $120 worth of stuff here. Maybe Spirit Haus in Amherst is better, but this is more convienient.
09-06-2005 13:26:24 | More by vladtheimpaler
Table & Vine in Northampton, MA
91 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.