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Reviews by wcudwight:
3.7/5 rDev -5.6%
Easy to find. Get off of I-81 onto 220N and it will be on your left.
Small selection but well thought out, with an empasis on quality over quanity. This is a wine fist place as the beer makes up the back right corner of the store. I was looking for beers I could not buy in NC and I found several. Legend seasonals. New England Brewing in cans. Blue and Gray Brewing. Another Va brewery but I forgot the name. Stone....Arrogant Bastard and IPA. Breckinridge. Speakeasy. There may have been more, but that's all that I can remember. Prices on similar products were a bit more than the stores I frequent in NC. I don't shop enough in Va to know how thier prices compare to other Va places. Service was good as a guy came to help me and pointed me in the right direction. He was a craft beer drinker himself.
If you are using 220 to go from 81 to Clifton Forge, Covington, or Douthat State Park I would recommend you stopping by Wine Gourmet to check it out.
04-11-2007 03:34:26 | More by wcudwight
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4.16/5 rDev +6.1%
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
4.14/5 rDev +5.6%
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
4.5/5 rDev +14.8%
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
3.86/5 rDev -1.5%
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
4.14/5 rDev +5.6%
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
4.15/5 rDev +5.9%
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
Wine Gourmet in Roanoke, VA
89 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.