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Wine Library

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

13 Ratings
Ratings: 13
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.18%
[ Store ]

586 Morris Ave
Springfield, New Jersey, 07081-1017
United States
phone: (973) 376-0005

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(Place added by: Lupe on 01-02-2008)
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Reviews by caddybuyer:
Photo of caddybuyer
5/5  rDev +24.4%

This is a re-review. I did a review of this store back in 2008. It is a vastly different store now with the huge changes that Ciccerone Graham Haverfield has made to this place. This now has become possibly the BEST beer destination in NJ, both in selection, and in the care that is placed in making sure that the stock is fresh. Ie, you will not find an unrefrigerated IPA here. Graham turns away all but the freshest of the fresh hop brews, and he also has a knack for securing some rarities. You order from here and you will get everything from the cooler. For years, I went to Garys, or Main Street in Madison, or even up to Boonton. No longer. There really is no reason to go anywhere else.

They also have a great gourmet department.

Oh. And the prices? Best anywhere.

A+++

PS: Any review over 18 mos old will not do justice to this place. It is a totally different store since Graham took over the beer here.

caddybuyer, Dec 25, 2012
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Mineo, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

RobDB, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

djrn2, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of gniv
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%

The beer section at the Wine Library has come a long way in the last year. If you're reading older reviews, they are probably obsolete.

Even though wine is king here, they are obviously trying hard to attract beer geeks. They have a few knowledgeable people during prime hours, and the "staff picks" are surprisingly non-trivial. That's how I got to try the Elysian Immortal IPA, or the Caldera IPA, and I'm very happy I did -- I discovered that northwest IPAs agree with my taste buds.

If you are looking for something specific, you may not find it. They often run out of highly sought-after brews, or they simply don't stock the entire line from a brewery. Or they do. It's rather random. But you're always likely to find something new, and they have a good selection from local breweries.

gniv, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of LethalChickens
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%

This place has come a long way in the last 6-8 Months. They have definitely allocated time to developing a craft beer section. Its seems as if it continually is growing as well.
The difference between this beer store and another is the fact that almost everything is fresh. They don't have that dingy and dusty bottle selection that has been sitting on the shelf for god knows how long. Its a very clean well kept section. Another plus to this is their wine selection. Two birds with one stone and I like that. If they keep this up it will def become a frequent stop on my NJ store list. Its worth the drive.

LethalChickens, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of kennylopez
3.19/5  rDev -20.6%

This store is devoted to wine hints the name. I was happy to see that there beer selection was filled with quality. although the prices were quite high, they did have some old stock ale which is one of my favorites as well as some Penneport at 6 buck for 11.2oz.(a good deal if you asked me). The cold selection is about the same size as the uncool section which is only about 4 single door fridges with mostly six packs and a small fridge for singles. I enjoyed the selection and that is probably the only thing that will make me stop back again. worth the stop if your in the area but don't make a special trip in my opinion.

kennylopez, Oct 11, 2011
Photo of dsa7783
3.2/5  rDev -20.4%

The store itself is humongous. Located conveniently on the corner of Morris Avenue, this sprawling liquor store is without a doubt almost entirely devoted to wine. There is decent-sized beer selection towards the far-left corner on the first floor boasting several craft breweries and a few foreigns. The place is pricey and service is sporadic at best. Definitely worth taking a few minutes to stop in and check out what kind of rotating selection might be available at a given time; just be prepared to spread your wallet wide.

dsa7783, Jan 19, 2011
Photo of BirdFlu
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%

considering this place's (seemingly) massive size (its not as big on the inside as it looks), I was hoping for more of a beer selection than what I found. They do have some good stuff and a decent craft selection (stone, some dogfish, etc.) but nothing too special it seemed. I didn notice they had some books and such upstairs like Sam Calagione's and such which was pretty cool. If you're into wine I'm sure its a hot spot, but from what I've seen the beer selection isn't too much to go out of your way for. (Unless, of course, you have no access to craft beer at other immediate places).

BirdFlu, Jun 06, 2009
Photo of JoeBloe
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

what a nice store - 2 floors, an incredible selection of wines and spirits, 'cellar' room, elevator, nice restroom, large mac computers set up at stations to check out reviews, gourmet cheeses set out for tasting, etc. - i happened to be wearing a ba tee shirt when i went in - mike came over to me to point out some of the newer stuff they got in, and explained that they were just starting out with their craft beer section - i found beers here that i have not seen elsewhere - moylan's hopsickle, victory v12 and wild ale , hoppin frog b.o.r.i.s. oatmeal stout, founders , rochefort 10, -
a promising start, as they are still appointing shelf space for the beer -
mike bain seems to know his stuff-

JoeBloe, May 28, 2009
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Wine Library in Springfield, NJ
90 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.