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Chatham Spirits & Fine Wine

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5 Ratings
Ratings: 5
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 6.7%
$$ - reasonable
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42 E High St
East Hampton, Connecticut, 06424-1099
United States
phone: (860) 365-0100

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Reviews by gameface23:
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gameface23

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $

The store, as a previous reviewer stated, is called Wine.com now. It's a very small store, filled mostly with wine, but they do have 3 coolers filled with beer. I wound up buying a 4 pack of DFH Palo Santo Marron for $12.50 and a bomber of Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout for $3.99. From what I remember, they had SN Celebration Ale, DFH 60, 90 & 120, the small bottles of St. Bernardus Abt 12, Olde Burnside Ten Penny, some Lagunitas (We're Only In It for the Money and the Cappuccino Stout), and assorted Magic Hat. The prices were lower than I see in Massachusetts. Service, was fine.

12-14-2008 13:23:20 | More by gameface23
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kernal

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +3%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

They have new owners, Wine.com, and things are still going well from what I can see. I talked to the manager and she is a beer lover and keeps a great stock in the cooler. The prices are reasonable. I always get my 120s here since they always have them in stock. Friendly service if you are looking for that special beer, or wine for that matter!
They are able to get any beer you want if they don't have it. I got a case of Sam Imperial Pilsner which was hard to find a few months ago. Definitley prefer this place over the other package stores in the area.

01-02-2008 16:28:38 | More by kernal
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NEhophead

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | $$

Located right off of Rt-66, Chatham is located in a birdcage-shaped building, that is almost as small as a birdcage. The quaintness, and quality of the limited brews, of this establishment make up for the small floor space. The floor space is entirely devoted to wine, which seems to be the pride of the owners. There are about four cooler doors devoted to beer; only one of which is assigned to the Buds', Coors', and Millers' of the world. The craft brews were mighty impressive considering the tinyness of the store. Six packs including: full line of Victory (Old Horizontal, Moonglow, Hop Wallop, etc), St. Bernardus, DFH (Immort, 90 min, IBA, etc), Magic Hats, Long Trails, Sam's, etc. The singles selection is limited to about ten, but are also pretty damn impressive: Dupont Saison, Dupont Les Bons Voeux, Raison D' Extra, DFH 120min, Olde Burnside Growlers, etc. Too bad this place isn't bigger to be able to stock more of such a quality array of good brews. The woman behind the counter was friendly, engaging, and even knowledgable about the beer selection. This store is not a store to go out of your way for, but is very welcome for the craft beer fan who lives in the area.

01-14-2006 01:29:19 | More by NEhophead
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paceyourself

Connecticut

3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3

I don't make it thru this area often so i made sure to stop here last time based of the reviews it has received. The location was very easy to find right next to rt66. Seconds after walking in i was offered a taste of wine and was helped finding anything i was looking for, very friendly people. For such a small place it had lotsa wine and is extremely clean. The beer prices are decent but selection was inadequate for anything considered a beer store. It would be hard to expand the brew selection with the limited space but if they did have it i'm sure stacks macros would arrive.

01-20-2004 03:28:31 | More by paceyourself
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UnionMade

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

This place is pretty hard to miss, as it's an octagonal shaped building right on the main road (rt. 66). Plenty of parking, located in a small shopping plaza area.
The store is small, but they make the best of limited cooler space. The craft beer occupies a large portion of the beer selection, with offerings from Victory, Thomas Hooker, Olde Burnside, Dogfish Head, Rogue and many imports. I can always find something interesting to try or buy again, and the selection rotates fairly often with new beers gracing the shelves on a regular basis. The stock is fresh, and I've never had a problem with outdated beer here.
The real perk of this place is the owners. Lea and Vinny Coppola are extremely pleasant, and very willing to special order something, or listen to suggestions. Their expertise is mainly wine, which they stock a wide array of, but they certainly appreciate and cater to folks that drink beer of a higher caliber. They're very accomodating, and try very hard to provide an outlet for fine beer in an otherwise lackluster area.

01-18-2004 16:34:03 | More by UnionMade
Chatham Spirits & Fine Wine in East Hampton, CT
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