Jubilation Fine Wines
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Reviews by ZenAgnostic:
4.16/5 rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Went about 3 weeks ago.
For some strange reason they tried to charge me for a bottle of wine I didn't even purchase. Luckily i realized something was off in the pricing, cause they didn't notice until after I was hesitant and asked to see the receipt first.
Oh well, sh*t happens, and they were more than happy to correct the mistake.
They had a really awesome deal going on where if you buy a Unibroue bomber, you can get any beer glass you want for free.
My main gripe (besides the cashier goof-up), was the fact that the beers didn't end up tasting all that great. Perhaps improper handling (light/heat protection)? Or maybe it was just me. Whatever the case, the beers just didn't seem as delicious as usual.
My brothers a beer novice, so I recommended he get a Trois Pistoles bomber (which sold for about $8), and picked out the matching Trois Pistoles snifter for free. Bomber + Official logo glass for under ten bucks? That's a steal.
My wife picked up the La Fin Du Monde glass. There was at least half a dozen others to choose from.
Also found some hard to find Stone Collaboration bottles, and they had a pretty good price on them as well.
Aside from bombers and six packs, there's also a selection of single 12oz bottles.
10-15-2011 08:27:47 | More by ZenAgnostic
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4.22/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
First place we stopped on the way into Albuquerque. Not the best looking place from the outside thanks to the bard on the windows and doors but it is fine once you are inside. Feels much bigger on the inside than it appears on the outside. Quality is solid, lots of locals and plenty of beers from the west coast as well. Service was awesome. The guys behind the bar were really helpful and offered some suggestions one what I should get. Selection was pretty good, a bit small for the space but they had plenty of solid offerings to choose from. Prices where more than reasonable. Overall a really solid bottle shop that I would defiantly return to if I was in the area.
02-04-2014 06:39:40 | More by orangesol
4.57/5 rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Great local store in Albuquerque. They carry a few things that the newly opened Total Wine doesn't (and vice versa), and definitely has the best selection in Albuquerque. The staff is super helpful/friendly, and this is always my first stop before going anywhere else.
They have an email list with the latest news on new beer (and wine and hard liquor), and they frequently do tastings. Definitely sign up if you're an Albuquerque resident.
They have a nice mix your own six section with a lot of the seasonals so you can try them all. It's especially handy in the fall when all the pumpkin brews come out.
01-11-2014 03:20:32 | More by chrunck
4.02/5 rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I visit here about once a week if not more as it is my go-to spot in Albuquerque for beer. They have the best selection of any locally-owned establishment and have better prices---most of the time---than Total Swine. Also, they have all the local stuff like La Cumbre, Marble, Santa Fe Brewing, etc. much fresher than at the big box store. I always check before buying La Cumbre and notice that here, you'll be getting the week-old Elevated, where as Total Wine's are usually a month to a month and a half from their canning date.
Here you can find every craft beer available in New Mexico and they have a great Facebook page on which they share new arrivals the day of. I really appreciate this. The imported beer selection is damn good too, with all the good German, Belgian and Italian offerings that make their way into our distribution-deprived state. Though most Burquenos (folks from Albuquerque) don't know it, a sketchy liquor store called Bird of Paradise and a place north of Santa Fe called Kokoman have more Belgians and Germans, but still, Jubilation is always on point.
As for the staff, the guys are always helpful and more inclined to have people drinking good beer than simply pushing a micro or macro on the customer. Also, they do have a level one Cicerone who is quite knowledgeable, affable, and fun to talk beer with.
For those not into beer, they have great liquor and beer selections as well.
Finally, this place always is doing beer tastings, most recently being the newly arrived Alaskan Brewing offerings, and that is very much appreciated.
I'll continue supporting these locals.
09-13-2013 20:42:08 | More by ONovoMexicano
Jubilation Fine Wines in Albuquerque, NM
93 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.