Holiday Wine Cellar
Ratings: 105 | Reviews: 93 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by vacax:
4.5/5 rDev +0.7%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Attractive building with an obelisk of a LIQUOR sign out front. Beer is divided between a wall of coolers, a u-shaped shelving unit, and a wall in the walk-in cooler. The beer outside of the cooler tends to be Belgian ales and styles that are suitable for aging. The walk-in is also very dark, which is good for the beer, but borderline problematic in me actually seeing the labels. I didn't get a chance to talk beer with the staff, but was promptly greeted and pointed to the beer section, and asked at least three times if I had any questions.
The selection here is very good, solid American selection, including selections from Boulevard, but also a dedication to imported specialties. I picked up some Cherish and Ichtegem's Grand Cru, nothing amazing but just rare to see in a bottle in SoCal. They also had plenty of Northern European and Italian brews, they truly cover the bases here. Prices seemed very in line with the norm, which is nice for having such a great selection and quality storage.
10-14-2009 21:03:43 | More by vacax
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
What a fantastic store. I came out with almost 2 cases of a variety of delicious brews and the customer service was excellent. I received help and recommendations from two associates. Sadly I had to leave some items behind but it was a gem of a beer/wine/spirits store. Don't forget to check out their walk in cooler behind the beer coolers. They also have a rewards program where you can get some discounts later.
04-10-2014 16:27:53 | More by DCLAguy11
4.3/5 rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
First stop a few days ago was to check out this bottle shop close by to Stone. Medium sized beer area in the back left of the store, wine on the right, liquor filling in the front and middle and even a large cigar area on the far right of the store. I didn't even notice the back beer cooler or wine cellar until I wandered back there right before leaving. Atmosphere was pretty good, typical bottle shop feel really. Quality was pretty high all around. Nice furnishings and displays to go along with the beer glasses and beers. Service was pretty good, I was asked if I needed any help once but I was just browsing. Selection was solid all around. A few rarities sprinkled with with plenty of the typical local west coast offerings. Even more can be found in the cooler in the back so make sure you look back there as well. Prices were on par with the others in the area. Overall a really nice bottle shop, I would probably stop in again if I was going to Stone.
02-20-2014 04:31:52 | More by orangesol
Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA
98 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.