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4.45/5 rDev +4.2%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
WOW. 5 minutes away from my house and I had never ventured inside. Started my trip there to find some sweet dessert wines for the wife and ended up spending way too much time in the beer aisles.
Had a whole bunch of Avery, New Belgium, Ommegang, Stone, Port Brewing, The Lost Abbey, Dogfishhead and much more. A very nice selection of Belgiums that I am going to have to explore more next time. The seasonal aisle had some interesting selections like SN Bigfoot and Brabant from Avery. I had too little time to really explore but I most definately will next time.
The manager was very helpful in pointing me in directions in both beer and wine. The prices were great. Definately the best place to buy beer on the Northwest side of Phoenix. Not to be missed if you are in the area.
06-01-2009 07:32:05 | More by snpub540
4.35/5 rDev +1.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
Total Wine is my number one place to go in the Northwest Phoenix area mainly because of their great selection at the cheapest prices.
Quality is good as they have most of the high end beers that are distributed to Arizona.
Service is good. The staff are knowledgable and helpful.
Selection is very good. As mentioned we see most of the brews that are distributed to Arizona. It would be cool to be able to shop on line like you can with BevMo.
Value is exceptional as their prices beat everyone in the Greater Northwest Phoenix area.
04-19-2009 00:13:31 | More by arizcards
3.7/5 rDev -13.3%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Q: Pretty darn good! A wide variety of styles along with an incredible amount of quality wine.
S: Not that much help from the workers...even though we didn't ask for help. So, nothing out of the ordinary.
S: Impressive; A little more to select from than AJ's along with lower prices. Dogfish Head, Great divide, Stone, a lot of Belgians, and about 20 or 30 other breweries represented.
Overall: I have a feeling that this place is probably one of the better beer stores in the area. Worth the stop. Cheers!
03-25-2009 06:00:39 | More by OlieIPA
4.6/5 rDev +7.7%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
This place is about 4 miles from Peoria Sports Complex, where we are for Padres Spring Training.
First off, it's HUGE. Next, they have HUGE selections of beer, wine, cigars and spirits. I bought a ton of stuff I don't normally see in San Diego, Great Divide in particular.
And...it's cheap. They have nice French wines that are SO much cheaper than on the web. We bought a bunch of beer and wine and still got out of there under 100 bucks. We are going back again before we go home.
Quality was dinged because most of the craft and import is stored at room temp. If it was cellared, this store would be perfect.
I wish this place existed in San Diego!
03-13-2009 05:27:11 | More by srandycarter
4.15/5 rDev -2.8%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
I have been happy with my local Total Wine, and since I was in Surprise for Spring Training and this location was nearby, I drove myself over here. It's in a huge shopping center, but can be spotted while driving north on 75th Avenue. Like my local Total Wine, this has a lot of good stuff to offer at very affordable prices. It's wine first, but the beer selection is very impressive. Plenty of American crafts breweries on the shelf, with names like Moylander, Speakeasy, Great Divide, Green Flash, Lost Abbey, Rogue, Durango, Left Hand. It has a fair share of imports as well. Most of the beer sits on shelves at store temperature, but away from any sunlight. Some of the beer is available for purchase by the case and in the cool box. Service was courteous...one of the checkers next to me was giving food and wine pairing tips to a couple he was checking out. A very good store for beer in northwest metro Phoenix, and inexpensive to boot.
03-09-2009 05:35:50 | More by DoubleJ
4.7/5 rDev +10.1%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Total Wine is THE BEST location for beer in Phoenix when you factor in all of the categories above. You will find a slightly larger selection of hard to find items elsewhere, but the breadth of selection with price factored in cannot be beaten here.
There seems to be a lot of "turn-around" on the beers as well, with the occasional odd moment of them selling out of things such as Gulden Draak or Piraat (but always replenished next shipment).
This place has the warehouse/wal-mart feel, but the prices come along with that, and this is certainly welcome in a beer community that has been starved for value-focused liquor merchants.
07-08-2008 22:12:25 | More by yemenmocha
4.3/5 rDev +0.7%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $
An alcoholics wet dream. A huge store with a huge selection of beers, wines and spirits as well as various little nick nacks to go with them. A great place to get kegs from. The main problem with the place is limited amount of refridgerated beers, most are kept on shelves on the floor, unrefridgerate. O.K. If you get them when they first come in but even in a cool store, in Arizona that really isn't that cool so not a place to buy beers that you are going to lay down for awhile. Prices are the best in Arizona, super cheap. Not beer related but I was surprised to find absinthe here.
07-06-2008 06:18:10 | More by bigbelcher
4.35/5 rDev +1.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
My brother-in-law was doing the driving so I got a bit turned around getting here so my only advice is to consult your friendly GPS unit to find this place.
Once there, the name pretty much speaks for itself. Total Wine & More is mainly oriented to the wine crowd. However, the beer enthusiast will not be disappointed. Just enter and head down the right side toward the coolers in the rear.
The selection is substantial and varied. Great Divide, Stone, Avery, a number of AZ breweries and a good mix of German, Belgian, UK, and other Euro brews are there. The prices were a pleasant surprise for a guy visiting from Cali who watched prices go up $2 on average for a 6-pack back home.
Management and staff were helpful and acknowledged a committment to increasing their selection over the next few months. This can only bode good things for folks living on the NW side of Phoenix.
Overall, Total Wine & More is a solid store where a beer devotee can find any number of delicious brews. Worth paying a visit.
07-01-2008 18:47:38 | More by Boilermaker88
Total Wine in Glendale, AZ
93 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.