Vendome Wine & Spirits
Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Floydster:
2.65/5 rDev -31.7%
quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I stopped here on my way home today after a long holiday weekend, this place is not too far off the 57 freeway across the way from Cal State Fullerton, I had heard some great things about this store but wow was I disappointed, I made my way to the back and saw an aisle of beer sitting out at room temperature, lots of this stuff was past its date and most of the bottles were covered in dust and sitting right out in the light, there was probably six different IPAs sitting out on the warm shelves including Blind Pig and Pliny the Elder, if only Vinnie saw that, they did not have any great things either, some of the standouts were 2006 Thomas Hardy's, Fantome de Noel, and Fuller's Vintage Ale 2007, then the fridges were too cold in my opinion, they had about ten of them total with only a few carrying macros, lots of the normal locals and Southern California micros but nothing special, expect to see Stone, Port, Alesmith, Ballast Point, Green Flash, and others, the store was filthy to say the least, there were empty boxes on the ground, it looked like it had not been vacuumed in weeks, not to mention it was very disorganized, looks like they have a wine bar of some sorts but could not really tell because there was so much crap laying on it, the sole employee working was no help at all, and gave me one word answers for the two questions I asked, not friendly to boot, selection is weak considering that Hi-Times and Hollingshead are not too far away, I will never go back to this place, not recommended
12-01-2008 00:24:32 | More by Floydster
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +16%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I love Vendome! If I lived closer I'd spend a lot more time here. But I still make it up there at least once a month. I always find stuff I want to try that Whole Foods/TotalWine/BevMo don't have. They consistently have a great selection of new beers, too. If the big chain stores get you down, definitely check out Vendome!
05-07-2013 23:41:21 | More by cxr1037
3.74/5 rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Not your typical liquor store. A full selection of craft brew available, with some stuff labeled as new, in case you visit often.
Many beer choices, and some difficult to find items, including PtE, and some BA versions I haven't seen before. They have a tasting section, humidor, tons of wine and spirits.
Pricing seems a little high on some things, while the Belgians are a little lower in price than others I have seen.
I can't say much about service, as it's pretty much a find what you need and checkout kind of place. Perhaps during other times they have someone there to talk beer, maybe during tastings?
Though this is one of the first places I came when I turned 21, it seems like the selection is a tad smaller than it was, but it's been 10 years since I visited.
Overall, a place worth driving to, especially since I live 10-15 minutes away. Probably not if you are farther.
01-19-2012 20:48:45 | More by Drinkerofales
4/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
BEER TASTINGS ARE BACK!!
EVERY TWO WEEKS!!
I recently attended their Pliny Challenge, and it was an amazing experience.
It was a blind IPA & DIPA tasting, featuring Pliny the Elder at an undisclosed time, for the devoted to try and find. Personally, I am not a fan of Pliny, but there were others there who swore by it, and could not find it. Out of 35 people, 2 found it, and one of those was a brewer for Taps. They also included a score sheet so we could pretend to be a judge for a day, and once all the scores were tallied up, Pliny scored 6th out of 7 beers.
The beers they had were:
Hop Stoopid by Lagunitas
Pliny the Elder by Russian River
Hop Juice by Left Coast
Ranger IPA by New Belgium
Hop Wallop by Victory
Hercules DIPA by Great Divide
Ruination IPA by Stone
Stone and Great Divide were the over all favorite.
Aside form the beer tasting, they keep getting new craft breweries in, like Eel River and BrewDog. They keep a solid amount of beers to please anyone that comes in, and also have an ass load of wines and spirits.
My one stop shop!
05-02-2011 01:01:47 | More by webreedgreatness
3.65/5 rDev -5.9%
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Good place for wine and some select craft beer. Lots of wine on the right when you first walk in and all the way on the right you'll come across the beer fridges that have all the beer. They carry mostly all domestics and craft brewa like dogfish head, hitachino, lost abbey, stone etc.. The do also have some warm brews on the shelf if you wanna pick them up that way. Good service with a decent little selection that can be a stop on the way to an angel game of a duck game. I believe they also carry some special releases when they get the chance.
05-12-2010 03:51:54 | More by Gobzilla
Vendome Wine & Spirits in Fullerton, CA
88 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.