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Total Wine & More

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72 Ratings
Ratings: 72
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: n/a
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691 Naamans Rd
Claymont, Delaware, 19703-2309
United States
phone: (302) 792-1322

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Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 52
Reviews by stingrayvr6:
Photo of stingrayvr6
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%

Took a trip down here stocking up for a party. Had a frighteningly long list of Keystone and Budlight Lime for the purposes of this party but was able to make some time for some real beer shopping. They had a very respectable collection of microbrews along with descriptions of most of the beer. Also some sampler cases. I left with a bomber of DFH Squall IPA, bomber of Unibroue Ephemere, bomber of Ommegang Rare Vos, Great Divide sampler case, 6 of Oaked Arogant Bastard and Flying Dog Double Dog. Many of the beers were very reasonably priced, most bombers were $6 and many 6 packs were $8-$12. Not much in the way of service though they accommodate the bulk buyer with large carts (I left with 20 cases)

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

The infamous Total Wine of the borderlands! Truly massive and rather busy, but mostly wine and spirits. The beer is almost like an afterthought here...

I do like their growler station, with 24 handles and good stuff including Merry Monks, Palo Santo, Brooklyn Blast... also their mix-and-match singles section, divided in style or region (odd to see "New York", "Boston" instead of "IPA", "Porter" and what not).

Nothing terribly amazing here. This is not the place for your special releases or barrel-aged brews, but it is a good place for daily beer needs at excellent prices. They do have a lot of four-packs (at room temperature unfortunately) priced nicely: $7,99 for Victory Dirtwolf, $11.99 for Burton Baton.

No help on the beer section but friendly wine folks. I prefer the NJ stores for variety, but you can't beat the prices here in DE.

Photo of gopens44
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

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Photo of smakawhat
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Well it is yet another Total Wine store. The ambience is pretty much the same, however this one is at first a little misleading.

From the outside the store is very large, and when you enter you see a vast wine section to the left of you. THe beer however is nestled to the right, in generic shelves with industrial white flooring in about 2 -3 rows. It really only seems to take up about 5% of the store.

Selection is varied, with the mix a six options but many of the items are also old as per typical TW. The seasonals and new arrivals selection is quite large, but it's diversity is lacking as it seems to be focused on bulk. There were lots of Octoberfest, and Pumpkin beers here already and mostly in quantity not in variety.

Staff though is very solid and helpful. I spoke on the phone before I arrived asking when shipments were coming in or deliveries and they told me with no problem about when items arrive. I hated the idea coming right after a weekend to see a bunch of empty shelves. Still as for someone who lives in the DC area the selection here isn't that much different, it's much of the same regular brews you find.

The store also carries some spirits as well with the wine.

Very reasonable and inexpensive for prices due to not being in a large metro area and no sales taxes. If I lived close enough, I could probably become a regular, but I don't see myself going all the way out here often, most of what I saw here I can get elsewhere.

Photo of CowsCanBark
3.8/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

I live about fifteen minutes away from here in Pennsylvania, so I tend to hop the border for a quick beer run free of ridiculous prices.

Atmosphere: It's nicely set up, a fairly large store. However, it gets crazy crowded at times, to the point of where I can't look at beer for more than a few seconds without someone blocking me (This mainly occurs around the cooler area). Still, overall it's not bad.

Quality: The beer is usually pretty fresh, but there are a few times where I've mistakenly bought expired beer. However, it's not anything atrocious like a year past the bottling date. Just a few months old.

Service: Never asked for help, but the cashiers are just your average cashiers. Nothing to note here, really.

Selection: A great selection of singles, which is by far their best quality. You can do the pick a six thing, where you get an empty six pack and pick six singles of your choice; it's nice not having to stick 18 singles loosely into a cart. They don't have a bad selection of cold beer either, but the singles are definitely the highlight.

Value: It's cheap as hell to me, but then again I'm from Pennsylvania, the bastard state of beer pricing. I also buy beer from an Acme in New Jersey pretty regularly, and the prices here are pretty comparable, just no tax, which is cool.

Overall: If you're close by, have a stop. It certainly couldn't hurt, and you could do a lot worse.

Photo of philerman
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

I'm prolly gonna' have the PA taxman cometh after me just for writing this up, but after stopping in the Total Wines in Union and Cherry Hill, NJ, I finally made it down to Claymont. What others have said about DE not getting as much of a selection is true (seemed relatively lacking in a lot of midwest and west coast breweries for the size of the place). Service is based on the answer to my question about a variety 12-pack of Dogfish being a look at me like I had two heads. Also not as much of a rip-off as it once was on the bottle deposit since it's just a one-time fee of 4 cents each now. One more note about picking up wine/liquor. A quick glance found prices to be a bit higher on what I would find at the state store in PA (ok, it was limited to a big bottle of Finlandia and what seemed like a $10 bottle of Beaujolais).

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