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Wine Gourmet

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very good

19 Ratings
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.76%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Store ]

3524 Electric Rd.
Roanoke, Virginia, 24018
United States
phone: (540) 400-8466

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Reviews by ewright:
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ewright

North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | $$$

Wine Gourmet, as its name states, is primarily a wine shop, but about 20% of the floor is reserved for beer. I went in this past weekend looking for beers I can't get in NC, hoping to find Tröeg's, Firestone Walker, etc. No luck. However, I did find Clown Shoes, which has been undergoing some recent expansion, so not all was lost. I also found a Lindeman's Cuveé Rene, which I've not seen in NC and, most excitingly for me, Shooting Creek Farm's Capsicum Stout!

Prices were a bit steep ... $14/6pk for the Capsicum stout, other stuff seemed about $1 higher than I'm used to paying in NC.

Atmosphere was great. They were doing a wine tasting, which kept my wife entertained whilst I browsed the shelves. The owners were super nice, chatting with me about how the NC beer seen has made such great strides in the past few years. They were primarily a wine shop, but they are very knowledgable about beer as well.

Overall, it's worth paying them a visit if you're in the Roanoke area. If you keep in mind that they are primarily a wine shop, you shouldn't be disappointed.

04-27-2011 02:35:17 | More by ewright
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NokeBeerLover540

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

06-14-2014 07:23:41 | More by NokeBeerLover540
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HuntDaddy540

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-28-2014 19:33:14 | More by HuntDaddy540
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DrewDionne

Virginia

4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $

Good people. Great selection. Best prices I've found in town so far(Same as Krogers, but I'll always favor local businesses). They also have pretty good deals on kegs if you're having a party or stocking your bar. I also enjoy the taste testings they do-always quality beverages. Keep it up!

04-27-2014 00:19:32 | More by DrewDionne
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dsigmon

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

03-11-2014 14:03:15 | More by dsigmon
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SiriusBock

Virginia

4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$

Since moving down the road, the layout is better and more spacious. About half of the store is beer, the only reason wine is a little larger is because the bottles take up more space. Prices are a bit much, since you can go down the road a mile to the Kroger and get most of these beers. The man working knew all and can answer any question imaginable. I threw some obscure questions at him and he was able to answer them. They also have tastings all the time which is nice. Good place to find the hard to get, at a cost.

07-08-2011 13:07:58 | More by SiriusBock
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cullumbeer

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$$

I had a great experience at this place.

The guy working there was very knowledgeable and helpful. When asked about specific rare beers, he was able to give specifics on quantities, distribution, and the like. Great service.

The selection was quite good as well. While the Kroger will offer more variety and a larger selection of out of state beers, Wine Gourmet offers more of the local variety.

A large amount of beer sold as singles is available as well.

Prices are a bit high.

Primarily a wine store, as the name makes clear, but overall a great place.

I would recommend this place for folks from out of town looking for local beers.

05-01-2011 03:14:47 | More by cullumbeer
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dnolan36

Virginia

4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$

I live in Roanoke so it is nice to have a store with a decent variety of craft beers. The selection of course seems to change with the seasons and there is always new things popping up on the shelves. Of course, the main craft breweries they carry are Founders, Bell's, Stone, The Bruery, Oskar Blues, Victory, Duck-Rabbit, Dogfish Head and there are more that I cannot think of at this time. They also have a selection of imports from Belgium and other places. Overall the selection is fairly good for a city with not a huge craft beer market. Though the selection is not huge, what they do have is high quality. Not too many bad beers at this place.

Aaron the beer buyer is very good and knowledgeable. He is always extremely friendly and there to answer any questions you may have when he is working.

The only negative thing is their prices on some things can be higher than average. However, I have to suck it up and pay their prices because a lot of the things they have cannot be purchased anywhere else in town.

03-04-2011 15:00:35 | More by dnolan36
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MilwaukeeCrusher

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$

I stopped here for the second time and was surprised to find a few seasonals I couldn't find elsewhere. The service of this place was excellent, and there was a nice selection of singles. I only wish they had a little more beers in the area, but then again I am unsure of distribution as far as Carolina beers and remoteness from eastern Virginia. For Roanoke and other than a few other places in Blacksburg, it probably is the best or one of the best places you will be able to go for craft beer. I will also say that there was some improvement in areas compared to the year before when I visited, something if it continues will make this a prime destination for beer geeks.

01-06-2011 22:13:58 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
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mralphabet

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$

Loved my Friday Drive by when Wine Gourmet was near my house, but they moved... so I don't get by a often as I would like.

First note: They are a Wine Store (thus the name) so beer is not as big a focus...

Quality: Quality has always been very good... and continues to be good

Service: Very knowledgeable staff.... They can lead you to some good brew depending on your taste.

Selections: When they were near me they had to compete with a large Kroger... now that they have moved to the new location (next to a Ukrops...( no beer or wine sales )) they are not pushed like they were so the selection is a little down. They do have great selection of beers... Stone, Legends, Southern Tier, Allagash, Acme and lots of others.... maybe the best in Roanoke.. ( not like Vintage Cellars in Blacksburg)...

Value: They are a bit pricey.... I would run by the Kroger a few miles away... they have a lot of the same things and priced a little lower..

Overall the people at Wine Gourmet have always made me feel welcome and that keeps me coming back.

05-11-2009 20:24:52 | More by mralphabet
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Wine Gourmet in Roanoke, VA
89 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.