1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Total Wine & More

Not Rated.
Total Wine & MoreTotal Wine & More
BA SCORE
88
very good

36 Ratings
Ratings: 36
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
[ Store ]

2100 Route 38
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 08002-2043
United States
phone: (856) 667-7100

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @totalwine

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: pezoids)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Total Wine is a large, clean, well-run store with a good-sized staff that seems friendly and helpful.

The wine selection is very impressive! I buy all of the wine for my wine tasting group here (http://www.firstwednesdayswinetasting.com). They have a massive selection with some hard to find stuff and many exclusive items. The wine staff is great, and the prices are terrific.

The choice of wiskey is great, and they carry quite a few interesting liquors as well.

The beer selection is very good as well. It's over 300 beers, but many of those are common/average beers. I gave them a 4.5 for selection, but that's because they just have so many good wines and liquors as well. In their singles aisle they carry most of the Sam Smith line-up, many Belgians, Rogue, Allagash, etc. - a cart-load of micros and dozens of assorted imports! And for a cold six-pack, their selection of micros can't be beat locally.

I would highly recommend them for beer and wine!!!

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Rifugium
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Great outlet store right near the Cherry Hill Mall in Jersey. Lots and lots of wine to choose from, from all regions of the world, but obviously my focus is on the beer. They have a very ample craft beer selection, giving you the option to create your own six pack. Additionally, they keep a good selection of large bottles in stock. Not the greatest place in the world to find what you're looking for, but still very good. Staff is helpful if you approach them, and very knowledgeable...about wine at least. Wine tastings occur here often.

Photo of corby112
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

Photo of tgbljb
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Stopped on a Saturday while my wife was shopping at a local mall.
Typical layout for a Total Wine store. Selection was also typical, as was the selection. This store was more disorganized than any of the others I have visited. Lots of empty spaces on the shelves and lots of things in the wrong places. I thought I found a number of things at great prices only to realize they were misplaces. Many itmes also on the shelves with no price marker. Got a couple of things at a good price (4 pack of Duvel with a glass). Probably worth a stop if you are in the area., but not worth going out of your way for.

Photo of tkdchampxi
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of rfgetz
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Photo of nomad
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%

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 macro’s 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 I’ve 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.

Photo of GeoffFromSJ
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%

I was very impressed by this store. Before I get to the heart of my review, let me just say that I didn't need any help so I feel bad saying service was a 3.5. But without much interaction before the checkout line, that is appropriate for my visit. But honestly, no complaints.

The selection for both wine and beer was really good. Will you get every microbrew you may want. Probably not. But given the hordes of microbrews out there, I was quite impressed. I got some new French wines, a Belgian Lambic for Thanksgiving, and an asortment of microbrews.

Probably the best thing about this store is the individual beer aisle. I've been intending for a while now to try Dogfish's Midas Touch. Due to how expensive it is, I'm so glad I can buy just one 12 oz. bottle of it to try it out. In other words, you can make your own six pack. I'm going to use this to try new beers and to make a beer selection pack for Christmas gifts for friends. I'm definitely going to go here from now on if I'm looking to try out new, unfamiliar beers.

I didn't see Heavyweight's beers here, which would be a major oversight since it is a Jersey brewery. I'll have to look for it again.

Photo of ark57
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%

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.

Photo of Foxman
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%

It's tucked back near the inside corner of a big strip mall off Rt. 38. Parking is plentiful, though weekends and holidays get a bit hairy. A bonus is the Sam Ash close by, for those into slavering over over-priced instruments.
It's a big store, like so many box-style establishments, and the name pretty mush tells you what to expect. This place is about wine. You walk straight back from the entrance and make a left after a few aisles. There be the beer.
And they experience some good inventory turnover, so everything is fresh, clean, and well-stocked. And the cold beer is plenty cold.

Service is an afterthought if you're no there for wine. The cashiers know pretty much squat, the floor staff knows a bit more, and the managers help bring up the average a bit. But hey, chances are you know what you're looking for if you're reading this, so you don't always need in-house assistance. And the cheery, if challenged, attitudes help keep the enjoyment level reasonably high.

Selection is, in a word, disappointing. With all this room, you'd hope for s few gems, but they're all standard NJ issue, with the expected locals thrown in the mix of course. And yes, there are imports, but it seems more of each country's cross-section as opposed to a strong selection from any one country or more. Put it like this: if you're looking for something you know they should have, chances are they will. If you're looking for inspiration, there are better destinations. But, as a positive, they work hard to keep everything ordered alphabetically. So they've got that going for them, which is nice.

Prices are a strong suit. I know bar owners who come here for beers on sale as opposed to buying from distributors because there's some serious value when you shop the specials. So you can be confident you're not overpaying if you find something you want.

So if you're shopping around Rt. 38, or just driving by, and feel the hankering to buy something you know everyone should have, stop in. Your wallet will thank you. Just don't make a special trip.

Photo of Robjvoorhees
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of rdrummer
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%

Total Wine is a huge, cavernous warehouse with one of the largest selections of wine that I ever saw. The wine people are very knowledgeable about there aisles, the taste of the wines, and how they matchup with food. The beer aisle people are a little more lackluster in their knowledge.

There are pluses to the store. There was a large selection of Belgian and German beers, including several Trappist varieties and some nice Paulaner choices. There is a good selection of single bottles to make up your own sixer. The micro section is large but tends to be east coast rather than more broad geographically. That said, you're almost certain to find some beer you want to drink.

There is a nice walk-in beer fridge that would be great, except that it's almost all macros, except for a couple Sierra Nevadas. The one area that is neglected are the seasonal beers. I would have hoped for a few bocks or dopplebocks or even a Maibock at this time of year, and there were none.

Total Wine is a decent place but not the nirvana I was hoping for. Their prices are very good, though.

Photo of tugdriver7
4.65/5  rDev +19.8%

Part of the Total Wine family of stores. A lot of fun to visit when passing through (Exit 4 on the Turnpike). These superstores are my "go to" places for both discount cases and craft brew/import sixers. Not the selection that some others might have, but high turnover means fresh beer. A wine store by name (and by majority of space), it still carries most of what you might want--unless you're looking for that obscure German altbier or Belgian. Even so, you'd be surprised. I'll even call ahead to be sure they have something I need. They'll go find it on the shelf while on hold. Excellent service. If you (like me) think there is something fun about shopping for beer with a shopping cart, this is your new favorite place.

Photo of whartontallboy
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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.

Photo of pezoids
4.15/5  rDev +7%

I have been coming to this store for years, even when they were "Fine Wines" in the 80's. Originally, I came for the prices and then for the selection. They have a decent selection of single and six pack beer, along with cases. With an entire aisle dedicated to beer, ciders and malternatives. Although this store sells mostly wine and liquors, I think that most beer enthusiasts would be satisfied with the store, and they seem to get a better selection every time I visit. From their latest catalog (which comes out quarterly) I counted about 244 different beers that they sell. (includes macros of course). Call them and they will probably send you one.

Clearly, the best "Total Wines" I've been to is in Claymont, Delaware. Right off I-95 and across the DE state line, it's worth the 25 minute drive from Philly.

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Got mixed feelings about this place.

I'll start with the CONS: they have no control over what they stock. While they have a pretty decent selection overall, which I'll outline below, it will never change. The buying is all done corporate. The store can't even control what singles and 6-packs they can put in the fridges. There is rotation of seasonal offerings, but forget about trying to special order anything. The other very important detail is that you must look at the sell-by, etc dates on the beers. Some stuff, especially in the fridges and the among the singles selection, is often between 6-12 months or more old.

PROS: Above average selection for the area. On the left side of the beer aisle we find hundreds of singles, arranged on shelves in columns by origin - in order: domestics/craft, Belgian, German, UK, Mexican/South American/rest of the world. On the right side of the aisle we find six-packs, arranged pretty much in the same shelf/column/origin set-up. As far as I've ever seen, having been going to this place a few years now, the warm sixers rotate fairly regularly, so your best bet of getting fresh beer lies here.

At the far back you'll find cans in 6-, 12-, 24-, and 30-packs - all the standard fare. They also stock seasonal samplers from many of the more popular east coast breweries.

Despite the fact that they are more-or-less slaves to the Total Wine system, the staff is very helpful and fairly knowledgeable and have no problem checking to see if they have more of whatever they appear to be out of.

Prices are very good compared to other smaller places, and I feel that they have few competitors when it comes to total selection - for South Jersey, that is. I'd say it's a great one stop shop and it's worth checking out either way.

Photo of cheah
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of MSL94
4.5/5  rDev +16%

This location has one of the best selections of beer in South Jersey. Their prices are among the cheapest in the area and have promotional merchandise available during sales. This location offers beer lovers the opportunity to create their own 6-pack with beers ranging from domestics and imports to craft beers and microbrews. These beers can be found on a dedicated aisle that is geared towards craft beers and other hard to find beers. If you are looking for 12-packs or cases of craft beers, Total Wine has a small section against their back wall chock full of these beers that other liquor stores in the area do not stock. Please do not let the name fool you, Total Wine & More will satisfy any beer lover out there!

Photo of beerthulhu
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%

Quality: Neat and very spacious, though the beer section is very limited in regards to the wine. The quality of the beer ranges from your typical trappist (chimay), to local NJ offerings to some Midwest and west coast exceptions. The overall beer quality is one of mid-range and of your typical expectations, with the exception of maybe DFH theobroma you not going to find a lot of exotic finds here as of this writing 8-1-10, but hopefully things may change in the future.

Service: Not one to generally care about service in regards to beer (unless you come off as a pompous ass), as long as you ring me out, are friendly, and get me on my way with my haul I am generally happy. Stopped by early Saturday morning so help was light so getting in and out was a breeze with no hassles.

Selection : Total wine and more (or less) certainly lived up to its first part of its name. Basically this a mega-wine/spirits store with beer being a small portion of stock. Living only a few miles away I receive their flyers which boast of over 1000 beers, which I would put more realistically at around 300-400 tops (unless there was a secret beer room and handshake I was unaware of). Your basic trappist beers (chimay) were present along with a very small german market (Ayinger) and some English beers. A good portion of their loosies were local: victory, slyfox, boaks, dogfishhead etc, with some Midwest to west coast surprises unavailable in my Mt. Laurel area like Great Lakes and Pike. The problem was their singles were mostly limited to only 2-3 per style per brewery. Their six pack selection was much more generous in terms of range per brewery. Their ratio of singles vs bombers was about 60-40 respectively. Nice to see a store offer a nice portion of 12oz singles as well the standard bombers. A nice surprise was an ample supply of DFH theorbroma, which is pretty rare in any store I go to and My Antonia which is a hard find as well. Overall this was my first visit and as I usually rotate between stores and would like to revist in a month or so to see if they continue to get new beers all the time or just more of the same. They also offer a few select variety packs as well.

Value: This is where I think this place shines. Being a dominantly wine store they are able to take a smaller markup on their limited beer supply because most of their revenue is evidently from their wine stock. Most of the singles were priced right at $2 including several from Great Lakes. Pike bombers were going for $3.49. Most of the other bottle shops I visit charge anywhere from .75 to 1.75 more per bottle of the same brand. My total for my beer haul was $73 which got me 12 singles and 9 bombers which included the priced right $7.49 My Antonia and the Otter creek ipa at $9.99. All in all have to say one of the more better priced places to buy beer if your looking for singles all the time like me, didn't have a chance to check out standard six-pack prices or kegs.

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of oxmasterscream
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

Photo of Edgecrusher
2.9/5  rDev -25.3%

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.

Photo of sjbarleywine
4/5  rDev +3.1%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Total Wine & More in Cherry Hill, NJ
88 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.