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Riley's Wines of the World

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Riley's Wines of the WorldRiley's Wines of the World
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

54 Reviews
Reviews: 54
Visits: 84
Avg: 4.08
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

402 W Gorham St
Madison, Wisconsin, 53703-2004
United States
phone: (608) 257-0400 | map
www.rileyswinesoftheworld.com

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Reviews: 54 | Visits: 84
Reviews by Erdinger2003:
Photo of Erdinger2003
2.7/5  rDev -33.8%

I walked in and I saw the most liquor I have ever seen in one place. Then I saw the three coolers reserved for beer. The selection had a few I was looking for, but mostly not a lot for the local people. A bomber was 7.99+tax and that's pretty pricey for Wisconson it turns out, if I had known that I would'nt have bought very much from here and got the better price in Milwaukee. Service was pretty ok, they were ready to help me out and I saw and met skids (a fellow BA). The selection could've been better and bigger, but it was ok. I wouldn't go again for a few years to see how it's going.


After my second trip I have to re-review this one. Initially I thought the beer coolers in the back were for BMC (Bud Miller Coors) only, however as it turns out the back coolers are full of local and other microbrews that look really great. Cheers to Riley's

Re:
After pricing Riley's with other stores around the Madison area I have noticed that these guys are marking up their beer a lot because they keep lot of it in the back and slowly put it out. And because it is rare when they put it out (2 months after it's release) thy can mark up their prices. No one I have met yet there even knows about good beer. The lady who owns the place is just taking advantage of the local beer drinkers by hiking up prices for more money while at the same time she gets lots of money from the local college kids who go there because it's within walkin distance from the college.

We found a couple of 2004 Sammichlaus's there a month ago and I were asked if I wanted to buy the rest that were in the back (at $5/bottle), I said ok and bought half a case of '04 Sammichlaus. Today a month later I went back and saw two more '04 Sammichlaus's for almost $6/bottle. These people are rude and don't care about their costumers, no baskets, no carts, I guess you just keep having to carry your beer up to the counter.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ejimhof
3.28/5  rDev -19.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of nuebs
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jaqo4
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Hendrick24
4.12/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Duff27
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kidzord
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of RobinLee
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

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4.57/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Riley's Wines of the World in Madison, WI
91 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.