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Holiday Wine Cellar

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Holiday Wine CellarHoliday Wine Cellar
BA SCORE
98
world-class

112 Ratings
Ratings: 112
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.93%
[ Store ]

302 W Mission Ave
Escondido, California, 92025-1712
United States
phone: (760) 745-1200

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Reviews by vacax:
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Attractive building with an obelisk of a LIQUOR sign out front. Beer is divided between a wall of coolers, a u-shaped shelving unit, and a wall in the walk-in cooler. The beer outside of the cooler tends to be Belgian ales and styles that are suitable for aging. The walk-in is also very dark, which is good for the beer, but borderline problematic in me actually seeing the labels. I didn't get a chance to talk beer with the staff, but was promptly greeted and pointed to the beer section, and asked at least three times if I had any questions.

The selection here is very good, solid American selection, including selections from Boulevard, but also a dedication to imported specialties. I picked up some Cherish and Ichtegem's Grand Cru, nothing amazing but just rare to see in a bottle in SoCal. They also had plenty of Northern European and Italian brews, they truly cover the bases here. Prices seemed very in line with the norm, which is nice for having such a great selection and quality storage.

Nørrebro

vacax, Oct 14, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

tally, Sep 13, 2014
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aoampm, Sep 06, 2014
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Rothobinide, Sep 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

If you're looking to pick up some bottles of stuff that's hard to find, this is the place to go. Helpful staff, ridiculous collection, prices are fair (not as cheap as some, but those others don't have the breadth).

suburbanfarmer, Sep 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

Nmprodan, Aug 23, 2014
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BreweryRun, Jul 22, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev -1.8%

I graduated HS and grew up in Escondido, and whenever I come back to visit my family I always make a couple of stops here during my vacation. If you do not feel like stopping by one of the many breweries in the North County, you could always stop by Holiday Wine Cellar to find and pick up some unique beer offerings. For me, this is the best bottle shop in the North County of San Diego. Wen I stopped in last week during my last trip, I was able to buy Lost Abbey Track 8, Older Viscosity, Peche Mortel, Hopparillo, Swami's, and Belching Beaver Old Dirty Barrel. They even had Mogli, which I can never find in Northwest Washington. This place has a great selection of craft beer, plus it also sells wine, liquor, and cigars. The employees were helpful and mostly nice, one guy seemed like he was having a bad day, but he was still helpful. The only change I would recommend is, brighten the place up a little. Well...it is supposed to be a cellar...

mabermud, Jul 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

Bwagner1122, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

EJosesA, Jun 07, 2014
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Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA
98 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.