Total Wine & More
Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 5
4.25/5 rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
When I'm in the mood to try new beers or breweries, I tend to gravitate towards Total Wine. As many of you know, they sell singles! I hate to buy 4/6 packs or even bombers when I don't know if I'm going to like a particular beer or not. So, if breweries have 12oz bottles, I'll mix and match them.
I think their selection is pretty diverse. My one pet peeve is that I prefer if they would organize beers by breweries rather than styles.
I randomly visited this Total Wine after a beer tasting at Monkish, and found bottles of Parabola sitting on top of wine barrels. This was about the time that people were scrambling to find some. A pleasant surprise. Bonus points for selection.
The prices are good. This Total Wine is very similar to the Brea store that I visit the most often.
Overall, this is a solid store.
05-14-2013 16:39:24 | More by mrcraft
4.3/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
The third Total Wine I have been to yields the same atmosphere and ambiance as the other stores. Service was good when I was there as I had a few questions that were readily answered by staff. The beer section takes up a few aisles with some stuff in the coolers at the back of the store as well. It's the same type deal as the other store with multi-packs, bombers/bigger bottles, and singles available. I scored some stuff I have never seen at my go to Northridge location. Prices here were the same as the other stores more or less (i.e. great prices for most stuff). Pretty far for me to go to all that often but I would definitely be back if I am in the area.
08-01-2012 01:57:19 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.5/5 rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $
I was right. I knew that it was only a matter of time when Total Wine would invade Southern California after they opened one of the first Cali shops in Tustin just a few years back. The Redondo Beach location, like the others I've visited, is large. It's as big as a warehouse, but unlike other big box shops (cough>Home Depot<cough), it's quite easy to find your way around. The beer is set off in one section of the store, and extends alll tthhheee wayyy doowwnn. Lots upon lots of bottles, no surprises, and a variety of glassware to purchase. And it's all very affordably priced :-)
The beers I spotted were within their sell-by dates, and even the DFH beers were just a few months past it's "brewed on" date. Abita, Stone, Rogue, Dogfish Head, St. Bernardus, Rochefort, Tucher, and don't forget bottles from Mikkeller and Baird's Brewing. Checkout took a little time, but to be fair, there were a lot of shoppers. You won't get in and out as fast as some other stores, but the selection here is top notch.
05-08-2012 03:01:35 | More by DoubleJ
3.86/5 rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I think this place opened just a few months ago. It is a great place to buy beer. They have a great selection of imports (German, Belgium, UK, etc.). They have all my favorite California beers (SN, Stone, Lagunitas, etc.). I like that they have six-pack containers in the beer aisle so you can build your own six-pack. Too bad there is no six-pack discount. The prices are very reasonable, usually a few pennies, to a dollar cheaper than BevMo. Plenty of seasonals during this past X-mas holiday. They also carry lot’s of wine.
01-14-2012 14:56:21 | More by fsimcox
4.65/5 rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is my favorite BIG place to buy beer in my area. They have quite a huge selection, mix a 6 or just individual beer sales and some cool classes on beer. It was better earlier this year when they opened cause there was no limit on "limited" beers and also not as many people knew about this place so things like PtE and other CA favs weren't gone in a 100th of a second. That is the bad, the good, they carry any beer you can get this side of the Mississippi. They may only get a case BUT, they will have it or they can get it for you. Keg prices are awesome and their price in general is very nice. They catch on with "Great beers" and hike the price eventually, but, 85% of the time they are the best price in town. They have great glass wear as well and can get you most things you are looking for. I love Total Wine, just wish they had "Beer Guys/Girls" like BevMo! has, people with a serious passion for beer would be awesome!
12-14-2011 08:30:25 | More by whatthehull
Total Wine & More in Redondo Beach, CA
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.