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Ancona's Wines & Liquors

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Ancona's Wines & LiquorsAncona's Wines & Liquors
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.08%
[ Store ]

720 Branchville Rd
Ridgefield, Connecticut, 06877-6129
United States
phone: (203) 544-8958

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Reviews by Billolick:
Photo of Billolick
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%

This well stocked joint is actually a few miles east of the Toney burg of Ridgefield, Ct. its alot closer to Branchville and rt 7. This place is cramed with tons of wine and booze. I was told the beer was "over there in the back corner" Hmmm, thats not giving beer the respect it deserves I thought. The stuff in the "back corner" was fairly dissapointing. However, things started to pick up gradually as I saw more and more beer in the coolers along the rear of the store. Healthy selection of Brit/German imports, good variey of the typical micros, strong local micros, (No Hooker, but those come and go quickly from what Ive seen) Then I saw a small sign that said " more Belgians can be found inside the cooler." First, the cooler was FREEZING cold (too cold to properly store beer, me thinks), but the stash in there was awesome, tons of Belgians, all the Ommegangs, Allagash, Fantome,a bunch of magnums, Hardys ale,all sorts of tasty stuff, some of which I've never see before. Impressive. This is about 20 mins from Danbury and about 20 mins from Norwalk, be careful, though the traffic on rt. 7/ Danbury rd. can really blow. Well worth a visit to check this place out.

Billolick, Jan 04, 2005
More User Reviews:
Photo of Latarnik
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Latarnik, May 26, 2014
Photo of DanforthPewter
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%

Great selection of great crafts. Went there because they have a good selection of cans, as I was going camping over the weekend. Staff couldn't be nicer. Numerous staffers offered to carry my beer as I carted my six month son around. Good selection of local beers, carrying the latest from New England Brewing and Two Roads

DanforthPewter, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of brewyou69
2.6/5  rDev -38.7%

Wow tons of hard to get beer but a very pushy staff almost despirate like and they really dont know much about beer. Last I must say the prices are CRAZY so high. Also look at expirations as they do not appear to rotate their stock. The cooler is cramped a little dirty as their main focus is wine as it is a big wine store and as soon as you enter the employees swarm you very odd as help is good too much help is not. I will stick with Mos in Fairfield or head to Portchester NY as its cheaper cleaner and they leave you alone

brewyou69, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%

My first visit at Ancona was today, and it was great. I called ahead to find out if they had a beer in stock (Kona Koko Brown) - I havent had it since I was in Hawaii...and the girl was super nice on the phone. The service didnt stop there, as everyone working was really friendly.
They had a nice selection....not the best in the area, but they had a healthy stock of CT brews and beers not available in NY. (NEBC, Berkshire, etc). They had a small mix a six, so I got a few CT brews. They have a nice wrap around cooler full of 6-packs, a rack of nice 12-packs, and a walk-in of bombers...awesome! So great to see bombers staying cold!!
Looks like they have tastings and beer/liquor events there as well. Speaking of which, they have what seems to be a great wine selection as well.
Some spendy glassware in a case behind the counter.

Prices seemed on par of for the area. - My 6-pack of Kona was $8.99, which seemed to be the average price in the cooler.

So glad I found this place...I will be back in the near future!

DrinkSlurm, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of buyBinboaVodka
4/5  rDev -5.7%

I had to make a trip up to CT ans was in the area, so naturally I looked up the best place to get beer in the area and I read about this place.

When you first walk in there is wine everywhere. Then, as you look towards the back there is the beer. What was nice is that they have a small selection of BMC products, you don't have to get lost in the sea of crappy beer to find the good stuff.

There is a walk in cooler that houses all the beer. They had DFH, Sierra Nevada, Southern Tier and so on. They had a few brews from each brewery, but not most of them. What caught my eye was the Berkshire Brewing Company beers. They had about 10 bombers and 5 or 6 growlers of that stuff. Unfourtanatly, since this beer has to be kept cold, I could only buy 2 bombers for my 2 hour trip home.

The service was top notch with at least 5 people asking me if I needed help and 1 friendly associate filling me in on those BBC beers. The gem that I got from there though was the Life and Limb. It is more expensive than I know what I could pay home, but I wanted it now. The beers were overall highly priced compared to my close to NYC area which I thought was rather odd, but I know every state has different taxes.

If I am in the area, I will stop back.

buyBinboaVodka, Aug 12, 2011
Photo of KTCamm
4.7/5  rDev +10.8%

Wow - finally made it up to Ancona's in Ridgefield. What a great selection of beer to chose from!!

For starters - mix a six is offered. Pretty good mixture of local micros, nothing earth shattering in there, but still enjoyable.

Great sixer selection, a few walls of different offerings. What's impressive is the paucity of BMC offerings - its there, but honestly harder to find than the good stuff.

Then...the walk in bomber fridge, with four wire racks filled with brews. The most Rogues I had ever seen. Lots of Germans, Belgians, and others.

DEFINITELY worth a stop if you are anywhere nearby. Also recommend the Little Pub next door.

KTCamm, Apr 03, 2010
Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%

Went all the way here in search of Imperial Stout Trooper... a mini beerquest.

Quality of the store is exceptional. This is actually a wine place but they have a really decent beer area in the form of a walk-in fridge keeping all the beer at the right temperatures. Can't say that I've seen that before and its definitely appreciated.

Service is decent seeing as 90% of the store is stocked with wine. There is a beer guy but you have to wait for him to get to you and sometimes that takes a while. However, everyone there was friendly and they held me bottles like they said they would. So... in those terms I guess I can't complain.

Selection is decent though I don't really have much to compare it to. Worth a visit if you're in the area. And obviously worth the visit if they say they have something special in stock.

Prices are a bit high here but you really get what you pay for. Quality brews kept in a quality place delivered from friendly people.

SpeedwayJim, Dec 24, 2009
Photo of kipsteele
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%

Snuck in here during my lunch break and was really treated to a great selection. The walk in not only says "welcome to beer lovers heaven" but also notes that if they don't have it, please ask and they'll get it. As it was a Friday the place was jamming bt so were the tunes. They had their Sonos system in the background with some great tunes on and I really enjoyed taking my time in the cooler to find the beers I wanted to try. It is a really big selection and they also have a build a sixer selection as well as an ample stocking of beer on the shelves. All and all a great experience.

kipsteele, Aug 31, 2009
Photo of argock
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%

Ancona's takes their beer seriosuly, and, although I am certain they make more revenue by far from wine, they do not short-change beer in either selection or care of the product one bit. I will be asking my in-laws to stop by prior to visits in the future given the variety of regional selections including Ommegang, Thomas Hooker, Farmington River, Otter Creek, Magic Hat, Southhampton, Gritty MacDuff's, Berkshire, and then, on top of that, many other not so regional breweries like Great Divide, Avery, DFH, Brooklyn, etc. This is just their 6-pack selection -- I was in too big of hurry to properly peruse their 22oz/single bottle selection in the cooler. Suffice it to say, Ancona's is a serious beer and wine store with reasonable prices (my bill was $51 for 5 6-packs) that provides good service and prides itself on keeping a wide selection of brews to meet your tastes.

argock, Nov 27, 2008
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Ancona's Wines & Liquors in Ridgefield, CT
93 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.