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Total Wine & More

Not Rated.
Total Wine & MoreTotal Wine & More
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

21 Ratings
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.32%
[ Store ]

124 Perimeter Ctr W
Atlanta, Georgia, 30346-1224
United States
phone: (770) 395-1678

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @totalwine

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-08-2008)
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

jbfarris, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

halo3one, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

nickfl, Jun 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Jun 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

citybcb, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of khargro2
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%

Total Wine has a really good selection, but definitely has that Big Box feel. The store is laid out with wine on one side and beer on the other with an entire (huge) aisle dedicated to craft beer singles. A growler fill station, regular Saturday tastings with local brewers, and a mostly knowledgeable staff are enough to keep me coming back on occasion. They even have free beer classes monthly, which I have yet to attend.

Really, this is a convenient place for me and has excellent selection and reasonable prices. If you are looking for local beers that are not too hard to find, this is the place to go if you want to save money. They also tend to get larger distribution of limited releases. There are upsides to shopping at Total Wine, but I try to go to local businesses when I have the time.

One thing that I wish I could change: I wish there was a better way to track new arrivals other than calling the store.

khargro2, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of dbrelsfo
4/5  rDev +0.5%

dbrelsfo, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.23/5  rDev -18.8%

This Total Wine is massive. MASSIVE. More like a warehouse than a regular wine/ booze store.

Beer is pretty easy to find, as you enter the store to your right. They've named the brew section "Brewery District". Ok, whatever. There is a beer cave, chilled beer in coolers, growlers and aisle after aisle of craft beer, by the six-pack, case or single.

And yet, I came out of this store buying nothing whatsoever. Why? Because this store is all about "regular" stuff. You can get all your classic Stone, Dogfish, Weyerbacher, Sierra, Sweetwater, Terrapin or Avery brews, but don't come looking for special releases, barrel-aged stuff or rare beers because this ain't the place.

Their "special release" shelf had Avery IPA, Double Bastard and Lagunitas Capuccino Stout. Need to say more? Vast selection of quality Euro beers, though, particularly Belgians, and the growler bar SHINES. Southern Tier Choklat, Dragon's Milk, 3 Philosopher's, Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero... And many more!

They have random cases of beer (mostly seasonal) around the wine aisles, so be on the lookout for those as well. Prices are very fair in general (Laughing Dog Bourbon Dogfather is $6.99 as opposed to $13.99 in Ann Arbor, MI). Indifferent staff, though... they have a TON of employees and I couldn't even get a "hello". I like being left alone to browse, but...

DoubleSimcoe, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of TheFightfan1
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%

As you walk in you are surrounded by liquor and wine. I just kept walking to the right towards the refridgerator's, no signs to help you find the beer. As someone had mentioned already very little refridgerated space for craft brews. But their is about 4 aisle's dediated to some good stuff. Nothing really jumping out at me here except Sweetwater.

I will say it is a little unorganized jumping from one aisle to the next with wine blending in with the beer. But it is very clean,not too dusty and someone seems to be on top of their game with making sure the labels are facing forward.

I was asked twice if I needed help, I kindly declined and went on my way.

Overall not a bad find here in Perimeter but nothing out of the ball park selection wise.

TheFightfan1, May 07, 2012
Photo of PhillyStyle
3.44/5  rDev -13.6%

The other reviewers pretty well describe the place and it pretty well resembles the others that I have been in. I think that there were 3 rows dedicated to beer, one for singles, one for sixers and one for larger quantities and they did have some refrigerated, but it was limited. Clearly the incentive for this place is the variety of singles that they offer. I walked out with a sixer of Stone Levitation and 2 german beers. I thought that it was a little pricey, but not too much to discourage me from going. It did appear to have a nicer/bigger selection of german beers than Green's, but when given the choice, I will probably end up back at Green's or even making the journey to Hop City, unless I am up Perimeter way. Overall, a nice selection and that is about it.

PhillyStyle, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Blueribbon666
4.3/5  rDev +8%

Wow, save for the Cork & Bottle in Covington, KY this is one of the best selections of beer & wine @ VERY reasonable prices that I have ever encountered. Highly recommended especially if you crave a warehouse type atmosphere that has a serious collection of singles in which to make your own six. I dropped $75.00 just on singles alone, I'd rather try before I buy. Wish there were more places like this in N.E. Ohio. A selection so good you have to eliminate things down to the absolute most wanted.

Blueribbon666, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of alcmclocklin
4.66/5  rDev +17.1%

This Total Wine reorganized their been singles and pack aisles earlier in the year and has gotten in a lot more beers that were previously unavailable. A lot of the 6-packs, half-cases and cases of beer are not priced very far above cost (especially the macro-brews) and the staff is always willing to break down 6-packs if singles of a certain beer are not obvious on the single-bottle/can aisle. A fair few of the staff members really knowledgeable regarding special and hard-to-find breweries and specific releases and when they are in the dark they are quick to check their computers or to see if it's available. It would be nice if they could get in certain Italian beers that are available in Georgia but that haven't been seen in the store, but that's not necessarily a problem.

alcmclocklin, Sep 05, 2011
Photo of airheadmtrcycle
2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

A big box store for wine. The corporate stench can be perceived as soon as you walk in. They may know wine, I don't know, but they are clueless about beer. They prominently display local beers right as you walk in and I do appreciate that.

Decent selection and you can buy individual beers. However, they're always out of everything. If you ask about a release, they will have no idea what you're talking about. They spend more time rearranging their shelving than learning about their product. Everything is in a different spot every time I go in. It's just a corporate store; they could just as easily be selling linens, it wouldn't matter to them. A little higher in price than most places.

I go there only when I'm desperate.

airheadmtrcycle, Apr 09, 2011
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.05/5  rDev -23.4%

This place has a very average beer selection for a specialty wine/beer store. They surprisingly get VERY little to NO limited releases (no Nemesis, no Oracle, no Bell's 25th), which is the only reason I'd go anywhere other than Hop City. Their mix a 6 is nice, though.

Unfortunately, I know of no other stores in the Perimeter area so if I need to buy near this location, this is the only option. It's not bad if you are looking for something easy to find, it's just the store version of bars that have 50 beers on tap, with none of them interesting.

coreyfmcdonald, Sep 23, 2010
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%

Tucked away amongst the busy Perimeter Mall area (and across the street from a Taco Mac) is Total Wine & More, a large warehouse-style wine-liquor-beer store that, while focused first and foremost on wine, does present a decent beer selection at comparable prices. Of particular note is the ability to create your own six-pack. I find that to be a very nice feature as, let's face it; let's be honest, sometimes you don't necessarily want six entire bottles of DFH Midas Touch, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy, or Cave Creek Chili Beer.

Typically, I find the staff of alcohol purveyors to be surly, ill-mannered, discourteous cretins. When the employees just leave me alone, I'm thrilled, but the staff here at this particular Total Wine & More was friendly, downright affable, and didn't hesitate a second to rip apart a few six-packs that had not yet made it to the singles section yet. Me and my newly purchased Full Sail Limited Edition Lager #3 thank you.

Not a bad lil' stop if you're in the area!

ChainGangGuy, Aug 28, 2009
Photo of bigglesofale
4/5  rDev +0.5%

I have been going here since its opening and continue to deplete the old checking account as it is so easy for me to pop in after work. Load up the Honda hatch with new beverages and home to taste. The beer selection is just a notch down from the Kennesaw location and Alpharetta location - but only a tad.

Note to readers - this location was not able to secure the appropriate alcohol license in time and I believe by law, you are only allowed 2 per company. So Kennesaw and Alpharetta are the ones who carry the rum, whiskey, vodka, etc. At least that is what the manager told me.

Enter the front door and hang right for beer-ville.

bigglesofale, Aug 28, 2009
Photo of TurdFurgison
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%

A very large store dedicated primarily to wine, with about 2 aisles of beer. Most beers are on room temperature shelves, a select few (macros?) are in the coolers. Very nice selection of beers, a little less variety than at the Greens locations but good nonetheless. I stopped here only because it was near a company I visited (it's a bit far from downtown). The prices are reasonable but a little higher than either Greens location that I visited. The big plus here is the wide assortment of singles, including each craft beer available at the location. This simplifies for me as I generally like to buy just one bottle of a regional beer before commiting to a 6-pack to take home.

TurdFurgison, Apr 30, 2009
Photo of jdubjacket
4.4/5  rDev +10.6%

Stopped by this place after a trip to Taco Mac in the area. Very nice looking building - stucco and brick and is clearly new construction. Well-lit parking lot. Walking in, there is (obviously) a sea of wine with a couple of beer displays. This place is pretty impressive. If I were a bigger wine snob, this place would be my Graceland. Beer is to the right hand side of the store divided into 3 aisles. It's not the most spectacular selection in the metro area but it's pretty good. Everything is well organized and displayed well. Decent help. I was looking for something in particular that they didn't have, but they were quick to look it up and let me know that they were out. Overall, a good place to scope out if you're in the area.

jdubjacket, Apr 04, 2009
Photo of Cyberkedi
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Although the main focus of this liquor superstore is wine, as its name suggests, it has a formidable beer selection. Not only are there plenty of local and craft brews, there is an excellent array of imports, arranged by country. They have two isles in the store dedicated to beer - and though I didn't see everything, I saw only "good" beer, as in no macrobrews, just craft brews and imports. Furthermore, they have plenty of beers in single bottles so you don't have to buy a whole six-pack and then get stuck if you don't like the beer. I could spend hours in this place! Definitely a must-visit for all beer lovers within an hours' driving distance.

Cyberkedi, Mar 07, 2009
Photo of UGADawgGuy
3.86/5  rDev -3%

I was happy to be among the first customers when this store opened about ten minutes from where I lived at the time, and I've been back several times since. The main thing that sets this store apart from others in Atlanta is its location -- there is nothing else with NEARLY this good a beer selection in the Sandy Springs/Dunwoody area. Thus, Total Wine fills a previously empty niche.

As has previously been noted in other reviews, the place is located almost directly across the street from the Perimeter location of Taco Mac, which means that the Perimeter area just fell into a relative wealth of beer options. Total Wine's beer selection is very good, but not great. You won't find any rare beers here, but you will find a nice selection of imported bombers and 12-ouncers, along with all kinds of domestic singles and six-packs. Yes, the usual selection of macros is readily available, but their variety of microbrews/imports is very good, too.

You can "mix and match" your own six-pack, but each beer is still rung up individually at its shelf price. Cases and kegs are available for a lot of the beers they sell, and they've also got a decently stocked cooler full of everything from your standard "party beer" to a sampling of German and UK staples.

This is, however, a wine store first and foremost. I'm told their wine selection is quite good (with a nice selection of great vintages in a locked "cellar"), and most of their wines are a good value. They also sport a walk-in humidor stocked with decent-to-very good cigars.

On the whole, this store is a welcome addition to the area, even if its beer selection pales in comparison to that of Green's. For me, though, this is far more convenient, which means I'll be making the drive down to Green's (and paying the toll to get there) a little less frequently.

UGADawgGuy, Feb 13, 2009
Photo of BeerSox
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%

Located near a busy shopping area (I visited close to Christmas, even worse) close to the Perimeter Mall. The mall traffic seems to clog a lot of the turns, but it doesn't help that there are many strips and clusters of stores in the area. Located near a Taco Mac, so this is a good location if you want to grab a beer after grabbing some beers.

The store is pretty big, filled with way more wine than beer obviously. The beer section is toward the right side of the store from the entrance with a few aisles. One half aisle has some singles on the shelves, mostly 12oz bottles from broken six packs. One aisle has coolers, and the rest are filled with six packs or cases.

The single selection is pretty expansive. One advantage this place has over Green's is that there are singles in the 12oz side (rather than just 22oz or 750ml), as well as the option to make mixed six packs. This option works great for me since I just want to grab as much variety as I can to take back to D.C. They do not have as many 750ml or 22oz bottles as Green's (either location) or Tower's (either location), at least as far as I could tell.

Never asked anyone for help. There were a couple people stacking shelves, and taking down cases, but I have no idea how much they, or anyone else, knows about beer. I'm sure they could talk your ear off about wine though.

There is also an area that has glasses and other nick-nack items for beer and wine.

The price seemed reasonable to me. I got three six packs and the price didn't seem too outrageous for what I bought. I can't remember the exact amount.

For Atlanta this is a pretty good place to get beer, especially for the 12oz bottle singles selection. Green's or Tower may have more.

BeerSox, Dec 23, 2008
Total Wine & More in Atlanta, GA
90 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.