Wine Cellar Of Wisconsin
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Reviews by beerwolf77:
3.5/5 rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
Pretty much an upscale wine store that happens to sell beer. Wine racks cover about seventy five percent of the store. Elegant wood racks to be precise. The bulk of the beer is in the back corner of the store. Two sided shelf. Wisconsin craft on one side. Non locals on the other. There was an endcap with imports. Not much of a selection but they were all on sale so I picked up a few. The people working were friendly and tried to be helpful. Not that I needed much. They carry craft but not really a must stop. Unless you want wine.
02-15-2012 03:06:25 | More by beerwolf77
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4/5 rDev +6.7%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
The seventh stop on my Brookfield Beerfly Expedition was the furthest out of the way; Wine Cellar of Wisconsin. Tucked back in the corner of a small L shaped strip mall there was no clear signage making it hard to find. I had to pull a U-ie on Bluemound road having realized I passed it.
Once inside, the first thing that jumped out at me was the fact the whole front walls were glass. Despite facing east (I believe), it's not the best environment for beer let alone all the wine! The next thing that was striking about the inside of this location was a lack of interior decorating. It was all bare wood shelving containing product. Not very many glasses or pictures or decoration around made it seem as if they had just moved into this location even though they have been there close to five years.
Once I made my way to the back to the beer I noticed five full cases of Hopslam and lots of six-packs. That's a red light. They must not move much beer for that to still be there. If it were any place else, that would have been gone. An end cap to a double-sided shelf was the same sea blue wood-constructed Dogfish Head one I saw in my first stop to Sendik's on Capital.
Some of the stuff I saw was 3F, New Glarus, Lakefront, Abita, Lagunitas, Upland, Moylan's, Stone, Anchor, Southern Tier, Bellhaven, Founders Porter and Dirty Bastard, Koenings, Duvel, Piraat, Delirium, and Maredsous. The selection was mainly American craft with a small selection of Belgian and imported beers.
Then I turned to check out the small bar where I can only assume wine tastings are held. This is when I noticed a wine rack holding Potosi bombers in the corner. Too out of the way. No one would ever notice this small Wisconsin craft stuffed in the corner.
Along one of the walls was a section for singles that I almost missed until I turned to leave. Nothing out of the ordinary but prices were a bit steep it seemed. Most regular bottles were $2.12 so I got a Left Hand 400 lb. Monkey. The owner said it was buy five bottles get a sixth (the cheapest) for free. Didn't sound like much of a deal to me as I looked at the prices.
I took my one bottle and checked out. Good service from the guy but it was obviously he wasn't anywhere near as interested in beer as he was in wine after witnessing him with the only other customer when I entered. He did share with me their first annual Beerfest event coming up after I asked if he did beer tastings like they do with wine. Also he said they've only been selling beer for about five months now. Not bad but I'd check bottle dates and pull from the back of the shelf if I find myself there again.
[A few edits to come.]
04-20-2010 02:37:52 | More by BeerFMAndy
Wine Cellar Of Wisconsin in Elm Grove, WI
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