Wines & Wares

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14 Ratings

Type: Store

1 N Marine Blvd
Jacksonville, North Carolina, 28540-6506
United States

(910) 347-7300 | map

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-23-2005

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by KidsDoc:
Photo of KidsDoc
3.7/5  rDev -12.9%

Great little shop I frequented when living in the Jacksonville area - now live further north.

As the name states, this store mainly focuses on wines and has an excellent selection.

The beer selection is also good - contained in one room with a rack down the center, a back wall of singles, and another wall of bombers and more rare beers/imports. There are also two refrigerators with some cold ones if needed.

The prices are a bit steep, especially when pulled out as singles. They do offer a 10% military discount.

They carry local NC brews including Highland, Duck Rabbit, Mother Earth, Carolina Brewing.

The two best things in my opinion are:
1) glassware at a very reasonable price (2.50-4.00 a glass)

2) Some often hard to find imports include the Rochefort series (6, 8, 10) and other great belgian offerings. Rotation of good seasonals and single run beers from distributors that will bring some of these gems to the NC coast.

For a beer advocate it is a very worthwhile stop if ever driving through/around Camp Lejeune.


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More User Reviews:
Photo of ralph1234
4.73/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of JoshuaShort13
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of Corpsman86
4.92/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Awesome place in a shit town for quality beer selection!

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Photo of Zehcnas13
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Devil_Doc
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of NMFB
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BrewDawg7
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

A great place to find a ton of beer and wine. One room is all beer and the back wall includes singles to make your own six pack. They probably have a few hundred or more singles to pick from including seasonal beer. They also have 2 large coolers of craft beer and a cold wine cooler. Clean store and the people are very helpful and offered to special order a beer I asked about. If you're trying find something special, its worth the visit. They have a lot of wine in another area and that seems to be pretty impressive too.

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Photo of alxle140
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of EODrew
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3

The cost of singles will always be higher than we want to pay, but it's a cost we as consumers absorb for the privilege of trying one beer instead of buying the 6 pack. W&W prices are on par with other stores that sell singles and allow you to make your own 6 packs. The selection is decent but as their name suggests their focus is more on wine than beer. They are very helpful every time I go in. Part of their building is also a bartender school. Some of their bottles were dusty making me question stock turn over rates, and some of the bottles I checked confirmed that some of their beers are close to their sell-by/expiration.

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Photo of remllof
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%

Found this place from word of mouth. Seeing how small the building was i was not expecting much. But once i got in there i was pretty impressed with how many types of beer they put in that small area. They had pleanty of local brews in there. They also had a good selection of brew from around the country and world. The service there was great. The man working there was fiarly knowlagable without being too persuasive. They have plenty of beer singles. Which lower beers range i e lieninkugals around 2 bucks to sam smiths around 4 bucks. All round not too bad if you live in the Jacksonville area looking for a different brew.

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Photo of shivtim
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%

Wines and Wares has a halfway decent selection of stuff (and it's the only place in a 50 mile radius you can say that about). There's a decent mix of six-packs and single bottles, ranging from Bells to Weyerbacher. I was looking for some North Carolina beer, and they didn't have much, but the two guys working there were extremely helpful. They even looked in the computer system to double check they didn't have anything from NC in inventory that wasn't out on the shelves. There were a couple of selections from duck-rabbit and highland... but no baltic porter, unfortunately. Cost is a bit above average.

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Photo of nmbeerfan
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

I wasn't expecting much based on the other reviews here, but let me tell you, this place has learned a lot about craft and speciality brews!

I was greeted at the door and was asked if I needed any assistance. The building is not very big and part of it is shared by a bartending university. Immediately in front of the doors in the main room is the beer room with two coolers on the right. Along both side walls, in the cooler, and the middle aisle are shelves of beers either in six packs or singles. Represented brews were: Avery, Bell's, Fullers, Rogue, Dogfish Head, Weyerbacher, Brasserie des Rocs, Chimay and a few others. What was NOT seen (and they do not carry) was the American big breweries like Coors, Bud, and Mich. This is strickly a specialty store. Wines are represented in the next room.

Prices are a little higher here than I've seen elsewhere, but since there really isn't anything else available nearby, I happily paid a bit more. Plus, if you don't find what you're looking for, the proprietor will order it for you.

Overall, a nice and surprising experience.

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Photo of wcudwight
3.65/5  rDev -14.1%

Stopped here on my way home from a conference at Atlantic Beach. This is not an easy place to find.. Small store that is mostly wine but the beer selection is pretty good. Besides what is mentioned in the previous review, I also saw a lot of Lost Coast, Weyerbacher, many imports. I was specifically looking for the Duck Rabbit Baltic Porter and the lady tried to sell me the DR Porter. I think it was b/c she simply didn't know the difference though. She was very nice and friendly but not very knowledgable about beer. The big find for me was 2 bombers of Highland's Cold Mtn. It's almost a year old, but I swoop that up any time I can get it. Needless to say I got the last 2. This place is a bit pricey, but not so much that it should keep you from visiting. I wouldn't recommend a special trip for this establishment, but if you are in the area it's worth a stop.

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Wines & Wares in Jacksonville, NC
Place rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 14 ratings
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