Harvest Wines & Spirits
Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 18 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by DanE:
4.64/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place is a gem. Reviews about Ian, the owner, are in no way exaggerating. The vibe is very laid back. Good music abounds you as you first walk in. The selection is as great as it gets in CT. Great selection of east coast and west coast varieties. Nice rarities and beers for special occasions. Anything you see on the shelves is for purchase. The prices are very reasonable. You will not be gauged. It isn't exactly organized but that's ok because it gets you to walk around, explore, and hang out. A place for either your favorite session beer or your unique treasure. I highly, highly recommend this place. But only those that...RESPECT BEER.
06-17-2012 22:10:46 | More by DanE
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4.82/5 rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
I moved to the Hartford area in March and found this small little store a month later. Is definitely my favorite store in CT I like the selection that they have in stock even though there were a quite few that were missing but I was able to find at other stores in the New Haven area. But overall is a great store staff is friendly and very knowledgeable.
08-20-2013 16:05:00 | More by jrep21pr
4.87/5 rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$$
I decided to check out the two top-rated stores on a trip to Hartford. This was one of them. The selection is quite good, if a bit uneven. Some rare sightings here, but also big gaps in coverage (available at other CT stores, so it's not a question of distribution). Prices very uneven. Some appear to be quite good or comparable to the better stores in the area. Others are 20-25% higher for no apparent reason. The guy behind the counter claimed to have had some rarities in ample supply when they came out, unlike other locals who barely got 1 case or less. Of course, that does not mean that they lasted long, but this still would be the place to look for rare releases or to sign up in advance.
The store is a bit cramped with beer spread out over four different areas, including a walk-in cooler. Wine is distributed in a completely unpredictable manner, but feels a bit like a cellar, which saves it from a downgrade. The guy behind the counter looks like Todd and knows his beer. And the place is known locally for sure -- the few customers that I encountered in the store came for the real stuff, not BMC. Definitely seems to be a go-to local spot, but if you're driving, there may be a couple of other stores to check out.
06-26-2013 03:54:56 | More by VictorWisc
5/5 rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This is the place to go if you're in the Hartford/West Hartford area. These guys know their stuff and can get you something if not available on site. I come here at least 2 - 3 times a week. I love this place. Pay them a visit, you won't be dissapointed.
05-17-2013 20:14:43 | More by Chegui
Harvest Wines & Spirits in West Hartford, CT
98 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.