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Total Wine & More

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Total Wine & MoreTotal Wine & More
BA SCORE
89
very good

34 Ratings
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
[ Store ]

3321 Corridor Marketplace
Laurel, Maryland, 20724-2376
United States
phone: (301) 617-8507

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Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

bigred89, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

DavidHume, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Lucular, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of gillagorilla
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

gillagorilla, Jul 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Dannyboy, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of Brewer_Coach
4.82/5  rDev +23%

This Total Wine carries a terrific selection of craft beer. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and eager to help. They really know the world of beer. If they don't carry a beer, they can order just about anything for you. Prices are really good as well. This is a great place to go when trying new beer styles and seeking information.

Brewer_Coach, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +2%

Boone757, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of McWop
4/5  rDev +2%

They have a very good selection of craft beers, including a variety of local breweries. You can build your own 6 pack and they carry a lot of seasonal beers as well. They don't replenish their shelves of singles as much as I would like so I sometimes borrow singles from hue 6 pack aisle.

McWop, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of sprestridge
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

sprestridge, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of stephenjmoore
3.28/5  rDev -16.3%

I have been to several total wine locations in different states and this location had the emptiest shelves of all of them. Not sure if there was an order missed or what, but there were tons of beer shelves with the "this beer is out of stock" tag on them. The aisles were somewhat difficult to navigate on a Friday afternoon and the location of some beers were difficult to find. Obviously the selection is going to be wider than most stores, but this total wine location left much to be desired.

stephenjmoore, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
3.23/5  rDev -17.6%

This is basically a Total Wine store, and with that comes the usual Total Wine selection. Here though, it's just inside Anne Arundel outside of Montgomery county thus the prices are a heck of a lot more reasonable. However, the selection here is a little bit less with a few exceptions on the shelves than other Total Wines in the DC beltway area.

It doesn't strike me as a place that is frequented often by big beer fans, so once in awhile you can find some straggling interesting bottles. However, the general selection and imports is also not as big as your typical Total Wines.

The biggest problem is the staff. While you can approach them and ask them for things, the vast majority of them know nothing about the beers or product at all, or what is coming in, or what might be coming. In fact I ran into more distributors here who were just dropping stuff off and looked more like people who ran the store, and their answers were ironically more useful then the staff. An employee couldn't even produce me a simple 6 pack holder, claiming nah we got cleared out after Super Bowl, and then just walked off. You're telling me 2 weeks later you can't even give me a simple piece of cardboard? Not even grab an emptied one of say Bud Light? Seriously you can't even think?

If you want to maybe grab some mixed 6 regular brews to try, and also just pass by to take a look it doesn't hurt. But only go to this place if you know what you want, or you just happen to be in the area. I wouldn't go out of my way to go to this place on a regular basis, only if it's close to you then dropping in once in awhile wont hurt, just dont waste your time asking questions here you'll get nowhere.

smakawhat, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of djbow
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%

In Maryland, it does not get much better when considering the combination of selection and value than Corridor. Corridor is my go-to beer and liqueur store. Usually, I shop and place my order online for pick up the next day. When I arrive, my box of craft beer is ready, paid for and waiting for my arrival. Just walk in, show your receipt and ID and you are out the door. Gotta like that.

Though their selection is not as extensive as some others in MD, they are in the process of expanding their beer selection to meet the competition. This said, 9 times out of 10 their prices are quite a bit cheaper that others especially when you are buying bombers of higher end craft beer. Because of this price advantage, my friends and I have been abe to afford to try a greater variety of beers. Finally, the staff at Corridor is very helpful and has always been available when I have stopped to shop in-store. I you are in Laurel, or heading North on to Baltimore or South to DC on 295 stop by and judge for yourself.

djbow, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of yourefragile
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Don't be fooled by the name. This a Total Wine. And at that, it's a Total Wine with a crappier and more limited beer selection than you're probably used to (but that's also a constraint of it being located in Maryland and the limited selection of breweries distributed here).

Service is particularly brutal here. Very hard to find anyone that ever knows anything about beer and I've seen new beers arrive and be stacked in their cases on top of the shelves and not be unboxed for months at a time.

Selection is what you expect for a Total Wine. If it's distributed in MD and not rare, it's probably here. "Rare" things of interest that have passed through here are black ops, life and limb, marron acidife, fantome noel, cantillon geuze. Like I said, "rare". Also good luck getting them to hold anything for you.

Easy to access off of 295, but not worth making a special trip for.

yourefragile, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of JednoPivoProsim
4.44/5  rDev +13.3%

My go-to beer store! Great selection and best value in the area (as far as I can tell.)

I generally pick up a case and two mix singles six packs for sampling/reviewing.

Staff are generally knowledgeable, although I'd recommend going in knowing what you are looking for or at least have an idea of what you are looking for.

The beer aisles are divided into BMC/imports/American craft. The American craft section has a specific seasonal area, which is good to peruse. Definitely a good selection, I can't imagine myself getting tired of this store anytime soon.

JednoPivoProsim, Apr 19, 2011
Photo of BinaryBeer
4.35/5  rDev +11%

Corridor Wine is one of my favorite places to buy beer, wine, or anything else that comes to mind. They have a great beer selection, with most microbrews and imports being represented. Always has the new seasonal brews in stock, as well as my year round favorites, The staff is very quick to assist, from answering generic questions to helping with selections and pairings. They have printouts from Beer Advocate and other beer review sites, which is nice when choosing a new brew. The prices are generally lower than other stores in the area.. Highly recommend a visit for anyone in the DC-Bmore area.

BinaryBeer, Feb 11, 2011
Photo of MrWinky
4.65/5  rDev +18.6%

Great place for any and all alcoholic beverages! Excellent beer selections from all over the world. I live in Baltimore but happily make the drive down to poke around. I first started going for the selection of Belgians but after a while I'd walk out with a bunch of different singles to try. I rarely find the same beer priced better at another store and if they don't have something you want they'll do what they can to get it in for you. Definitely a must if you live in the area. Shopping carts at liquor stores...hell yea.

MrWinky, Feb 03, 2011
Photo of bpfishback
4/5  rDev +2%

Good selection here. It is a bit pricey. If you are in the loose bottle section and are after something that doesn't age well, like an IPA, make sure to check the bottling dates as many bottles are over a year old. Generally the beer in the six pack section is more fresh however there are still some 6 packs of old beer there so be careful. Some interesting beers I've seen there recently are Avery Maharaja batch 11, various Jolly pumpkin and some Bruery selections.

Their beer selections seems to have grown since the reviews below, I would rate them as having a very large selection of beers but it is somewhat limited when it comes to craft beers. They have alot of local crafts and some west coasts, but they also have tons of BMC and sh*tty foreign imports.

Also I guess it should be said that they have a huge wine selection here and an ok liquor selection,the liquor selection is large but it is filled with mostly common easy to find brands, their prices can sometimes be the lowest around though.

bpfishback, Apr 21, 2010
Photo of thain709
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%

Upon entering Corridor Wine, I found it to be laid out like a Total Wine and More. I looked at their website and found they are the same too. So I guess they are joined in someway...but it still means a great place to get beer.

Corridor has a very nice selection of singles and six packs. They also have cases. The singles selections for 12 oz. bottles range from Great Divide, Allagash, Clipper City, Troegs, Lancaster, Dominion, Avery, Victory, DFH, Sierra Nevada, Anderson Valley, and Brewer's Alley. Their bomber selection contained some bottles I had never seen before in bombers like Magic Hat, but it also contained DFH, Bear Republic, Avery, Clipper City, and Anderson Valley. Their selection of imports is pretty good too. Their six pack selection runs about the same as the 12 oz. but they actually have a few more in six packs and they don't sell them in singles (like Starr Hill).

The service was pretty limited in the beer section, but my cousin received attention in the wine department. I like that they have cigars for sale. My only complaint is that the beer section...especially the singles...is pretty cramped.

A very nice place to buy a variety of 12 oz. singles and some great 22 oz bombers. I'll visit again when I'm in the area.

thain709, Oct 20, 2009
Photo of tatoodkelt
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

Been going there for a long time. I've lived within 20 minutes of it my whole life. Pretty much the first place I found that had a selection of "non standard" beers when I started drinking way back when. The build your own six pack definitely let me explore different types without plunking down the cash for a sixer of beer that I might end up not liking. I try and stop in once every couple of months to see what new stuff they have in singles. I've found the price to be pretty comparable to other stores in the area. Service can be a pain sometimes in the beer area.

tatoodkelt, May 04, 2009
Photo of thekanna
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

This place is like the Target or Costco of alcohol: very spacious, corporate-like, and pretty much a one-stop-shop for drunkenness. This, however, doesn't imply that they slack on the quality of their stuff: the beer selection, in fact, is excellent. Tons of microbrews and imports in singles, sixers, and bombers. They pretty much have cordoned off an entire section of the store just for beer, with shelves of six-packs piled so high that they need a lift platform just to get them. Quite an impressive sight.

The only beef I had with this place was their service: most of the people working there didn't know much about beer. The checkout counter guys were downright rude: if you're between 21 to 25, you have to fill out a ridiculous form with your signature, address, DOB, etc. everytime you purchase alcohol. The first checkout guy I ran into tried to impart his opinion on how I'm too young to drink alcohol (even though I'm in my mid-20's already); look, buddy, I don't need a lecture. If I'm responsible enough to purchase good alcohol and drink it in moderate amounts, then I don't need to take crap from you about it. The second guy sighed loudly and was dragging his feet in handing out the form as if it was a chore for him to let me buy from his store. Seriously? What happened to customer service? Ok, we've already proven that I'm significantly over the drinking age... why is it still so damn difficult to purchase from here?

thekanna, Feb 03, 2009
Photo of ralree
4/5  rDev +2%

Corridor is a great place to find lots of seasonal domestics and imports, especially local east coast brands. They carry a large selection of singles, which is what I usually go after, priced between $1.50 and $6 per bottle, most on the lower end. Their service is hit and miss - sometimes there won't be anyone around to answer questions, sometimes they are in the wine section and you just have to mention a beer style to grab their attention. At one point I had grabbed a lot of singles to try, and I went back to join my fiance in the wine section. I was pointing out good brands of a specific style of beer to her, and an eavesdropping employee recommended one I didn't have in the cart. I'm glad he did - it ended up being very good.

Combining Corridor's selection with Jason's Liquor in Ellicott City has been great. Try them both!

ralree, Jul 04, 2008
Photo of claytri
3.3/5  rDev -15.8%

Corridor has one of the larger beer selections I have found in Maryland. Unfortunately the local laws cause some issues for stores so I won't hold that against any in the state. They do sell quite a few in singles which is nice for sampling. There service on the wine side seems to be topnotch, but beer smmes to get the weak sistere treatment. Out of the last 6 I bought 2 were skunked so I can't give them too many points for quality. Definately worth stopping by if I'm in the area, but I don't see it as worth the trip by itself.

claytri, Jan 29, 2008
Photo of franksnbeans
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%

Went here on a treasure hunt as its close enough to me for a trip. It is predominantly a wine store as the majority of aisles are dedicated to such but to the right of when you walk in is a singles shelf where you can "build your own sixpack". No discount for doing so but the option is there. A great selection of six packs as well and (shame shame on me) I pulled a few from the six packs because they were behind on restocking the singles shelves. Everything sold in sixers has a spot on the singles shelf so back off antonio, this is my .... There is no service at all so bring your own knowledge if you want to find a good brew. That being said, you will find the majority of regional craft brews, good selection of belgians and such. You cant go wrong with this place, especially for Laurel Maryland but if you are treasure hunting you are still better off going to Frederick or Chevy Chase.

franksnbeans, Sep 05, 2007
Photo of kms910
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%

This is a fill-in location for beer when I am not able to make out down to State Line, Elkton. They don’t have a very large selection of craft beers however out of what they do have you can find some good stuff. They more so rotate with seasonal and limited editions than maintain a lot of staples. You can however always find any of the Chimay lines all the time and of course any of the Maryland Breweries. They also carry Rogue, DFH, Allagash, and Flying Dog but you want find any J.W. Lees, Malheur, Mc/La Chouffe, Thomas Hardy. If you want some wine or champagne then you will love this place they have any and everything and if they don’t they will order it for you. O! plenty of singles and you can create your own six-packs.

kms910, Apr 30, 2007
Photo of briscott99
3.2/5  rDev -18.4%

Corridor is a large wine and spirits depot. They also have a decent selection of beer, although you won't find any mention of the beers they have available on their website.

I find the service to be a little more than lacking. Asking any questions usually brings on blank stares, especially in reference to beer. In all fairness, some staff do seem to know their stuff, but mostly in the area of wine. Cashiers range from near-vegetative to simply disinterested. Another frustrating aspect of the store is I often have trouble finding prices for the product... in my latest trip at least 4 prices for beers I wanted to buy were missing.

Beer selection is pretty good. They have a large variety of singles available and one full aisle of microbrew sixers, 12's, and cases. Tall boy selection is just okay IMO, some standards like Rogue and a few others. You won't find anything extremely rare here, but it does have a decent range of stuff, and good representation of beers from all across the U.S. and Europe.

I find this place to be more pricey than a lot of other places in the area. I was here in December 2006, and I found the 6-pack prices for holiday and seasonal brews to be a bit high. Many were $10.99 for a sixer. I can usually find a lot of the "standard" micros cheaper at my local liquor store. I like Corridor mainly because of the selection of singles... I like to try new and different and not have to buy a six pack of each one. That said, singles tend to run about $1.99 each which is a bit high IMO.

Overall, a fairly average establishment for beer. I'll stop in and check it out when I'm in the area, but I never expect to find any truly good deals or hard-to-find micros.

briscott99, Dec 10, 2006
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Total Wine & More in Laurel, MD
89 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.