Wine Awhile

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6 Ratings

Type: Eatery, Beer-to-go

1039 Hwy 41 Ste 200
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, 29466-9366
United States

(843) 881-3155

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Growler station in addition to bottle selection.

Added by aleyeast on 11-19-2007

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.95/5  rDev -9.8%

Went here after lunch up the road at Mellow Mushroom. A very small and quiet little space. Wine is certainly the focus here but the beer selection was okay. They didnt have anything really rare, but they did have some draft beers. They had six. Founders Breakfast Stout and one Bruery selection were the highlights as well as two Belgians. The guy working there was very nice and seemed eager to help. One feature they had here that I liked was this: Although it was for wine bottles, they have a sampling station wherein one pays $1, $2, or $3, depending on the size of the pour, and there is a vending station to dispense all of the wines. Now, if only someone could think of a way to do beer this way, that would be a million dollar idea. Quaint, small, out of the way. I would still choose CBX.

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Photo of avalon07
4.65/5  rDev +6.2%

Q: There's a high level of quality with the beers here. Nary a bottle of macrobrewed swill to be had.

S: The staff is very friendly and knowledgable, though I had more questions about the wine than the beer.

S: A pretty strong selection: Unibroue, Stone, Founders, Bear Republic and Mendocino. A decent selection all around.

V: The beer was pretty reasonable: A bottle of Stone Double Bastard costs about $7.50.

This is a solid little store. It's too far flung if you live anywhere but Mt. Pleasant - and I don't - but still a solid place.

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Photo of brushtachio
4.55/5  rDev +3.9%

small little store that focuses on wine but still allocates a considerable amount of their shelf space to beer. One very small cooler, a large shelf of 750s and 22s and then several shelves of six packs. Also offers some singles to make your own sixer. What they may lack in sheer volume is balanced by a focus on high-quality product. I don't remeber seeing anything even close to a BMC product there. Owner is helpful and enthusiastic. He seems to have more wine knowledge but knows about his products and has the enthusiasm of someone who is actively absorbing everything he can learn about craft beers.

Update: march 09. In town and talked to the owner again. He says he's revamping his beer offerings in early April - targetting rare and higher end offerings only. Given the limited space he has, this makes sense. On this trip I got KBS, samischlaus, and a variety of Smuttynose, Jolly Pumpkin, and Oskar B products that are not available in Ohio.

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Photo of blackie
4.2/5  rDev -4.1%

quality: some of the beer was shelved, and some was refrigerated (I think), everything seemed to be in shape and the store was very clean

service: really nice guys working, didn't need the help but I got the impression that they were pretty knowledgeable

selection: picked up a just-released SN Southern Hemisphere for $5.99, most of the selections were very quality but the selection was indeed limited (more of a wine shop, by name)...that said, there's something here for everybody

value: varies, but on the high side for some items

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Photo of MarkSCCOT
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%

This beerstore is right in the middle of the yuppiest area I have ever been in! Nestled into a strip mall with coffee stores and day spas is this little store. Of course the majority of his floor space is wine, he still has a decent albeit small selection of beers. Just luckily enough we bought his last Lagunitas Censored Ale and Pils.
The owner/operator was extremely friendly and insisted on letting us try some samples, a nice Belgian Blonde and a Tripel. He is quite willing to attempt to special order from his distributors so that is a plus.
Worth the trip and the owner sponsors beer tastings periodically which is still pretty rare in Charleston.

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Photo of ZacHart
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Wine A While has an impressive variety of high gravity, international, and specialty domestic beer, especially considering it's a wine shop. Whenever I visit the store, not only am I able to pick up something I've never tried before, but there always seems to be a few new additions to the beer selection. From my experience, the prices there typically beat those of local grocery stores, and the personable store owner is always ready with great advice. There's also a small selection of chilled beers in case you're on your way to an event. All in all, this wine shop is a great beer stop with excellent variety, prices, and service.

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Wine Awhile in Mount Pleasant, SC
Place rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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