Total Wine & More
Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by wmateowen:
4.66/5 rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Used to trek to Glendale to Red Carpet Wine, btw they have a mailing list i'm on updating their beer arrivals... anyway this is a wonderful valley spot to get a monster selection of mainly west coast and large operation east coast beers. there are a lot of imports but their specialty is american craft beers. Most of the employees know more about wine hence the name total wine and spirits... but they have a walk in cooler with full and pony kegs to purchase and always have blind pig and pliny the elder in stock. great location and guaranteed you can stockpile a bunch of west coast beers to trade with others for rarer east coast beers. Highly recommend, and while you're at it, travel a block to bevmo which also has a pretty good selection and beer tastings on friday 4-7, only $1!
10-05-2011 04:37:58 | More by wmateowen
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3.86/5 rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
They've got a great selection of craft beer, even Pliny! Customer service is okay, they'll only say hello to you if they are in the mood. One thing to be careful with is when your buying those single 12oz bottles or cans!!! Please make sure you check those "best by" dates. These guys don't mind selling stale beer to their customers.
09-08-2013 18:04:02 | More by californiaslim
4.18/5 rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$
This is the 4th Total Wine I visited thus far. They are for the most part, the same from location to location.
When I'm in the mood to try new beers or breweries, I tend to gravitate towards Total Wine. As many of you know, they sell singles! I hate to buy 4/6 packs or even bombers when I don't know if I'm going to like a particular beer or not. So, if breweries have 12oz bottles, I'll mix and match them.
I think their selection is pretty diverse. My one pet peeve is that I prefer if they would organize beers by breweries rather than styles.
There's a walk-in cooler in the back, that is sometimes filled with goodies. You generally won't find the rarer shelf beers sitting on the shelves though. However, I have my list of boutique bottles shops that serve that purpose for me.
The prices are good. This Total Wine is very similar to the Brea store that I visit the most often.
Overall, this is a solid store.
05-15-2013 05:47:29 | More by mrcraft
3.9/5 rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | $
Atmosphere is clean but has a super market type vibe. Huuuuge selection but feels kinda like a mega store. The building is large and cannot be missed.
They carry everything from trappist ales to amercian craft beers to MCB... but selection is enormous. They have a full isle for just European beers.
I don't like the service so much. They are always stacking their shelves and it feels like you're always in the way of the shelvers. I don't think I've ever had anyone come up and ask me if they can help. Very corporate feeling.
One thing that is very nice is you can pick and choose your beers to make your own 6 packs.
They don't have food here. They carry MOSTLY wine, and aslo beer and some spirits.
Prices are very good.
03-31-2012 02:17:19 | More by jcomp21
4.36/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Total wine has a very large selection of beer. Though most of it is your run of the mill stuff. They occasionally get pliny and blind pig. They also get a lot of the limited release beers and have them priced lower then most places (especially if you factor in the dollar off coupon from signing up for email list). The biggest bummer about this place is all the IPA that is fading away on the shelf. This place is definitely worth the stop if your from out of town and looking to score a lot of California beers in one stop. And i would also suggest this place over bevmo any day of the week..
01-11-2012 20:56:53 | More by mrbubbler
Total Wine & More in Northridge, CA
94 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.