Table & Vine
Ratings: 83 | Reviews: 76 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by OldTex29:
4.85/5 rDev +8.3%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
If I may be allowed a mixed-religious metaphor, this place is a Mecca for me as well as being a veritable Holy Grail for any lover of fine alcoholic beverages. The micro selection is fantastic, arranged in alphabetical order from Abita and Alesmith at one end to Weyerbacher and Wolaver's at the other end. In between is just about anything and everything available in Massachusetts.
Next door to the Micro aisle is the Import aisle. This aisle features only high-quality imports (no Heineken or Mexican beer here--they're in the macro aisle). It's arranged by country, starting with a generous Belgian selection (every Trappist besides Westy, many lambics, gueze, and a boatload more). There is also a British section, a decent selection of German beer, as well as a large selection of Unibroue from Quebec.
For anyone who likes to enjoy cheese with their beer, there is a fantastic selection of gourmet cheeses. The wine selection is massive and the liquor selection seems adequate to this beer-drinker.
Do yourself a favor and check out Table and Vine's website. It features a comprehensive list (frequently updated) of every beer currently in-stock. That will give you an idea of the size of T & V's inventory. They even allow you to place an order on-line and then pick it up when you're in the store. Very helpful if you've traveled a long way in order to get specific beers. I e-mailed the store about their dwindling Rochefort stock and a manager e-mailed me back when more Rochefort arrived, offering to set aside for me entire cases of Rochefort 8 and 10! Unfortunately I had already moved down to Texas at that point, and was therefore unable to secure my Rochefort. That's not the point, however. The point is that the service is quite outstanding.
09-19-2007 02:56:15 | More by OldTex29
More User Reviews:
4.58/5 rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Since moving out to Western Mass I had been searching for a Craft Beer Heaven. Little did I know it was not too far from my home. I had found my Graceland. Maybe one of the best and largest beer selections I have ever seen. Not only American craft beers but also beers from around the world. Also great help as well from employees. I was there on a very busy Saturday and they had 2 employees talking/assisting customers with their selections as well as just talking beer. Very friendly staff. Pricing is how it is. You get what you pay for. The biggest problem I have with Table and Vine is, my wife hates me when I go there because I spend atleast 45 minutes deciding what I need/want.
12-23-2013 14:25:18 | More by MarkAvery
4.4/5 rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$
My personal standard against which all other beer stores are measured. They claim 1700 beers (most so far I have seen anywhere else claim possession of is 1500) and I believe them, all you have to do is look at the list on their kickbutt website and then visit the store for confirmation that they have all that stuff!
Big supermarket-size store, about 40% of which is wine, 20% beer and the rest spirits and food. The 20% that is for beer includes both sides of a seven foot tall, 75 foot long row of shelves, a hundred foot long wall of 12 and 24 cases, and a 50-75 foot long line of coolers, plus a big rack of singles, bombers and 750s.
For sheer selection they are hard to beat.
If you want to pick up a sixpack or twelver of just about anything nationally marketed, it's almost certainly here. You can also mix your own sixpacks.
A big attraction is their monthly sales, which offer twelvepacks for less than anywhere I know of. This past month I picked up twelvepacks of Sierra Nevada Torpedo ($13), Ipswich ale variety pack ($11), Sam Adams Summer variety pack ($12) and Guinness Extra Stout ($13).
You are not likely to have anyone come up and ask to help you, but that's fine with explorers like myself, and the checkout clerks are usually pleasant and helpful.
They also have smaller branch stores in Big Y supermarkets in Northampton and Greenfield. Same sales, but the selection is much more limited and more mainstream.
06-26-2013 17:11:49 | More by scotorum
Table & Vine in West Springfield, MA
98 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.