Total Wine & More
Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
2.9/5 rDev -23.9%
quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$
Quality: Beer purchased was not old or stale. Store was mostly clean.
Service: Service was ok-asked cashier about a particular beer and she had no clue-nor asked for help from a co-worker.
Selection: Dissapointing-selection is limited. Only has half an aisle of micro-brew. Not many bombers. You can make your own six pack-but not a very impressive selection. More of a wine store-huge selection of wines.
Value:Pricing was in line for the area.
Ok to stop by if you are in a pinch. Better off going to Hops and Grapes or Monster.
10-13-2008 14:03:32 | More by Edgecrusher
3.25/5 rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I finally visited this place after wanting to check it out for months. It's in a shopping center behind the Cherry Hill Mall so always put off going. Basically, it's a large chain liquor store that's clean but kind of cold and sterile.
In the back right corner there are a few coolers of cold six packs and a walk in cooler with cases and kegs. Opposite of the coolers there is a very long aisle with a pretty impressive selection of craft beer that is available in NJ. One side of the aisle is all four and sick packs with the other side consisting of singles. They have thousands of different beers, including a ton of 12oz singles which is really cool. This place is a ticker's dream really. The only problem is that the stock consists of mostly American craft. They do have a Belgian, German and other section but they are kind of pedestrian. Also, the beers are organized by style instead f region or brewery which is kind of odd. So Founders Cerise is about 300 yards away from Founders Dirty Bastard. Strange. Although they carry a ton of stuff, they don't carry any of the most interesting beers that make it to NJ. No lambic(other than Cuvee Renee), Scandinavian beers, Fantome, Italians, etc. On the plus side they carry Pike, Fort Collins, Full Sail and a few others not commonly seen in the area.
While I was there there were three different employees constantly walking up and down the beer aisle. None of them ever approached me and they honestly looked annoyed that was taking my time browsing their selection. The woman at the counter was friendly though.
Overall, this place has great potential but they kind of play it safe. A nice selection of beers but it could be amazing. Also, they charge a bit more than their competition in the area. I'll probably shop mostly for extras here and FW if they get more in.
06-22-2011 22:00:02 | More by corby112
3.35/5 rDev -12.1%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5
After reading the reviews below, I think I saw a much different slice of this store when I visited. Stopped by on a Sunday night, and the beer section looked ravaged and unattended. Plenty of beers missing completely above their name tag, and sixers tossed around like their had been a war that no stocker bothered to clean up. Selection was very ho-hum, as they carry, as noted by other reviewers, whatever the flagship beer is for each company: DFH, Rogue, Brooklyn, Sierra Nevada, Yards, etc. Geographical scope was decent while the international selection stunk. Not much beyond Guinness, Stella, or Moretti. Nothing but sixes and singles of 12 ounce bottles nothing seasonal or special besides a few cases of SN Celebration. Then again, that may be because the beer section looked like an Old West ghost town. The vast majority of the beer was left out on the shelves with freezer cases holding sixers of pretty much the same selection as the shelves, but with all the macros mixed in. I thought I had caught this store with it having a hangover, but the lack of service and the much-below-average wine section (in size, selection, cultivation, and price) made this branch by far the worst Total Wine Ive ever seen. Warehouse style does afford one upside: a sixpack of Brooklyn Black Choc. Stout for $6.50.
I'd make the short drive down Route 38 to Martin's for beer shopping.
11-17-2003 15:44:53 | More by nomad
3.35/5 rDev -12.1%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5
This place is simply cavernous, but there is little in the form of beer. Compared to its siblings in DE, the selection is pitiful. It happens to be just a few minutes from where I work, so I might check it out during lunch every now and then. If you are passing by the Cherry Hil mall it is worth a look, but they don't seem to restock their shelves too often. If you are coming from PA to buy singles, spend a little more time on the road and travel to Monster Beverage in Glassboro. You will be much happier with your haul then.
02-13-2004 17:04:23 | More by ark57
3.46/5 rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | $
As a beer lover living in PA I have had to make many trips to NJ to beer stores. Total Wine has the advantage that you can search online although it is no guarantee you will find it on the shelf. The online inventory has improved greatly in the past year however. In my experience, the Cherry Hill store has a much better selection of imports and craft beers than the store in Claymont DE so it has become my preferred Total Wine to frequent. Since I am retired I generally shop during the week to avoid the weekend crowd. While the store is usually empty, the problem is that the staff tend to be rude and are much more concerned with re-stocking the shelves than assisting customers. They truly seem annoyed that someone is in their path and avoid all eye contact as they block you from searching the aisles. Presumably the employees during the week are told their primary function is to restock the shelves so I should not take it personally, but frankly I prefer to shop at other Cherry Hill beer stores for this reason.
07-03-2013 00:20:02 | More by wattoclone
3.5/5 rDev -8.1%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Passing through on my way back to Philly from the NJ Turnpike, thought I'd try this one out since I like the one in Claymont, DE on the other side of Philly.
Not as big as the one in Claymont, but it's got a pretty solid selection of the big American micros and most of the nice Northeastern brews as well. Good showing of Flying Fish (obviously), Victory, Stoudt's, Heavyweight, Rogue, Unibroue, and some various English and German offerings you see pretty much everywhere. There's a small seleciton of Belgians, but mostly stuff like Chimay that you see everywhere; nothing that made me say, "Wow, I'm glad I found this one!"
There wasn't a lot of service; nobody offered to help me, and the aisles were a little cramped (seemed smaller than the other Total Wines I've been in), but the girl who checked me out was pretty friendly.
Overall: When I drive by, I'll probably stop and pick up some singles, but I won't be making any pilgrimmages.
09-17-2005 02:06:48 | More by whartontallboy
3.58/5 rDev -6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I've been to a few total wine and more in Florida and in Georgia. The overall feel of this place is just a typical warehouse of booze. Very cold and wide open. The wife and kids came here the week before Christmas for a little shopping. The beer is to the right as you walk in , towards the wall. The far aisle is mostly cases and gift packs that stretch two aisles. The aisle right next to that is all singles and the next is mostly six packs and twleve packs. A decent selection but at this point most of the goodies have been picked up. I came here for some La fin du monde and all of it was sold it... Damn. But we did pick up some harder to find bombers that aren't available in our immediate area. Wookey Jack,Brux and few others.
Service wasn't all that bad as well. A couple of straglers who didn't really look like they knew what they were doing but a few others who were very helpful. When I couldn't find any Unibroue she took the time to check it out again and check in the back. Going the extra yard works for me.
All and all not a bad experience,just a little rough around the edges with some employees. Yet the place seemed well organized and marked off the import section of where they came from. I would defientley come back if Im in the area but probably not make a trip out of my way for it.
12-27-2012 16:22:48 | More by TheFightfan1
3.6/5 rDev -5.5%
quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
This place is good if you're in South Jersey and looking to pick up single bottles. You can choose from their wall of singles or just pick one out of a six-pack or case and they'll ring it up at the register. They have a selection that's comparable to other places of this size in the area (their wine selection is pretty impressive) and they always have some Belgian and German beers along with a fair amount of micros from the area. The prices for the six-packs are generally good. It's about fifteen minutes from Philadelphia by the Ben Franklin bridge down route 38. If you live in the city and are tired of being ripped off by the PA prices, it's worth the trip.
01-22-2007 04:17:24 | More by PhillyMonk
3.65/5 rDev -4.2%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
Total Wine is a good stop for singles if you're in the Cherry Hill, NJ area. They've got a fair selection of stuff (cold and warm) from the PA/NJ micros like Yards, Stoudt's, Victory, Flying Fish, etc... but the shelves often seem to be in disarray and sometimes not stocked as well as they could be. This store favors wine like so many other places these days so they're not as on top of their beers as they could be. I give them a 4 on selection because of the ability to purchase singles - this is actually their stronger point. All of the local micros are represented here, stuff from the UK, Unibroue, Germans, some Belgians (limited), and all of the big micros (like Sierra Nevada), Rogue (limited), who knows what else. In my area, it's the closest place to go for singles because driving to Monster Beverage in Pitman (they've got everything whether it be in singles, six-packs, cases, you name it) is too far and The Foodery in Philly can be a hassle because it's in the city (not that it should be avoided). The help isn't too knowledgeable because like I said, their focus is wine but the ability to mix and match is nice.
08-23-2004 18:52:02 | More by oxmasterscream
Total Wine & More in Cherry Hill, NJ
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