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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

22 Reviews
Total Wine & MoreTotal Wine & More
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

2952 El Camino Real
Tustin, California, 92782-8903
United States

(714) 665-4257 | map
totalwine.com

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Added by RobH on 11-25-2008

PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
34
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
8.2%
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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 34
Reviews by JTahoe:
Photo of JTahoe
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%

I was literally drawn to this place... I had no idea it was there... I just happened to be in the neighborhood and had the overwhelming urge to drive in to the parking lot. And there is was, like a mirage in the desert! But this is no mirage, it is a true oasis. I wandered the aisles wide-eyed like a kid in a candy store, trying not to slip on my own drool. Beer displays were scattered here and there throughout the store, along with a selection of single bottles at the checkout lines (lined up just like candy in the supermarket!) begging for me to pick up just one more bottle... OK, maybe two.

OK, down to it: this place has a really, really good selection of microbrews and imports. The place is big and clean and has a good vibe. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable. Really a great selection. One full aisle was dedicated to single bottles to build your own sixers. Being the holidays, they had a really nice range of seasonal brews as well. I wish this were closer to home... beats my BevMo by a mile.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of IceAce
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Catracho5
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

This is the only Total Wine I have ever visited and I love it, they have a really good selection, great prices, and friendly staff. This TW carries beers that I cannot get at any bottle shop in my area, it has lower prices than any bottle shop I know but the only challenge is seasonals and special releases go fast. It's clean, prices are marked, they had a great deal once create your own six pack for $9.99 with a huge selection of singles, this would be my primary bottle shop if it was not so far away. They carry imports, craft and domestics, 12, 6, and 4 packs, single 12 oz. bottles to create six packs, bombers, a small walkin humidor, a small selection of glassware.
Definitely worth a visit.

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Photo of OCSA_1978
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Muggins25
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of anthony-martinez
4.76/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of aoampm
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of TaylorIPA19
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of boxer0029
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of jeff1973
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of carmike813
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of sasdragon
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of jmgault1
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

As always this place is loaded up with an excellent selection of craft brews. For someone wanting to branch out their tastes this is a good place to start. I wish they had membership cards because I'd be a frequent customer. I can't wait for them to add more stores around the states.

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Photo of Drinkerofales
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

While primarily a wine store, it does have some nice selection of beers. The place is well kept and aesthetically sharp.

While they have some things I haven't seen, there are some things I normally see that aren't here.

Service is fine, a greeting at the door, friendly checkout make it a good experience. Though I was told there was some pliny in the fridge, and not only was there not, but no one was around at the moment to help out.

Selection is really good, but not quite as good on the singles as the Brea location. Strangely enough, they have different stuff at the different stores.

Prices are as good or better most other places, still some things are more, but that is in the minority. Don't forget to sign up for the email, as they send a coupon that gives a dollar off, for EACH beer/4 pack/6 pack you buy over $6.99

Overall, I wish I lived closer to the Brea location, but I am still happy to have this store close by.

DOA

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Photo of nate714
4.74/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

wow what a find! this by far is the motherload of not only wine but craft beer too! very easy to get too in the oc area. i love how they sell single bottles of every kind of beer, well not every kind but most of the good stuff. well i went in there last week and picked up a build your own six pack. i got ranger ipa, stone ipa, stone ruination ipa, sierra nevada torpedo, racer 5 ipa, and tower 10 ipa from karl strauss. all witch were flipping amazing. cost me around 10$ but for craft beer, thats a steal! expecially for the tower 10 ipa. costs 5 bucks for a pint at the brewhouse, got it for a 1.49$!
overall i highly recomend it if you love craft beer or are a wine fanatic.

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Photo of downhilldrift
3.86/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Very good selection, especially for where it's located. While you're mostly hit with wine selections in the front, there are beer selections sprinkled throughout the store until you get to the back. There is a large selection of craft beer, and from what I saw, it was a bit unorganized. It was near the end of the day, and the labels on the shelves weren't matching what was above them, but I'm sure they fix that at opening each day. Really wasn't anyone around to ask questions to, but the labeling made it easy to navigate around. Overall it was like a Bevmo with more of an atmosphere to it. Great prices.

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Photo of jdense
4/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Visited 8.10.11.

Located about a half mile north of the 5/405 interchange in central OC, this particular Total Wines & More, while not particularly heavy on craft beer offerings, provides a rather wide selection for the craft beer shopper.

As with the rest of the stores in the chain, craft beer is not the main item here. However, coming from state controlled liquor stores in Oregon, I was quick to see that this was the place to shop for hard alcohol. The wine and cigar selections, along with party sundries, was quite extensive.

While there is a limited amount of craft beer in the refrigerated cases, there were approximately three full aisles of craft beer offerings. They appeared to have most of the available SoCal offerings (sans Alpine, argh), and a good selection of beers from other regions of the country. You can get a pretty good idea of their vast selection by perusing their on-line catalog at their website, I believe most BAs will be relatively impressed at the wide offerings. The prices are about as low as you'll find in SoCal, much less than I'd pay for the same beers in Oregon.

The service was pretty helpful, while not being intrusive. We searched long and hard for Ballast Point Sculpin to no avail, and the help went to the trouble of calling their distributor to see what the deal was. (that's another story). We got most of the beers we had scheduled for the craft beer tasting that weekend. While not much different than the other stores in the chain, if you are looking to save a bit of moolah on craft beers while in OC, this is the place to start.

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Photo of AlexM
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Ya – this place is VERY GOOD! Definitely one of the best in the area … and their prices are very competitive! Make sure you sign up for their email … typically you’ll get a $1 off coupon every week – every little bit helps.

Besides the massive selection of wine, spirits and cigars … their brew selection is HUGE as well. They typically always have a few offering from Russian River and on occasion will get Pliny The Elder. You’ll also find other west coast gems here like Parabola. A ton of Great Divide stuff as well. Tons of glassware too!

What I appreciate is the massive “singles” section … where you can build your own 6-pack … love to try these singles before I commit to a sixer or more.

If you are in the area, Total Wine & More is a must!! Also check out the cool REI store right next door.

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Photo of pollox87
3.53/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

Total Wine is a big mega store. Good for buying beer on the cheap with a large selection. They have good beers and even some hard to find beers. But no one knows dick about beer there. There are plenty of wine experts, but none on beer. You ask about something and all they can do is look it up. This is really a DIY place, bring a smart phone with BA on it if you want any help. And don't expect anyone to know when they are getting any new releases.

They do have great prices sometimes on beer. See if you can't get a coupon for a bottle on line before you go. They will also have a good selection of cheap glassware, so check that out.

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Photo of Sicknot
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Wow, a magnificent selection of great beers. this total wine is the best ive ever stepped into. i was really impressed with this total wine having only a hand few of out of stocks. Shelves were pretty full for a sunday afternoon which surprised me. the staff/associate were really friendly, answered each of my questions helpfully and genuinely while and replenishing the shelves. they also has great beer displays as well. this is must go to if you are in thr neighborhood and looking for great beers

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Photo of naproxen
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I made a stop here on the fly last month while in Anaheim for work, I had planned on hitting the Tustin Brewing Co. but never made it.

The store is large, clean, and well organized. It is a bit drab and warehouse feeling but that isn't too important. I found my way to the beer isles, bonus points for multiple isles. Being from well out of town more than half the beers there could be considered great for selection, but finding Russian River brews for cheap as well as Kern River and other Cali locals really is optimal. The prices were really competitive as well, I paid a dollar or two less there than at other stores in my travels. I was really hoping to find Pliny and thought that maybe it just wasn't shelved. Before I could seek out assistance, it came to me. The lady knew exactly what brew I was talking about and I don't even think she was working the beer area. She looked it up for me and apologized that it wouldn't be in until the next day.

This was a very successful shopping experience, I will absolutely return here in the future.

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Photo of GuruDel
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Walked in to a clean, well organized store. This was my 3rd or 4th trip so I know where the beer is and head straight to it (back left corner). Once I got there, I walked through the 4 or 5 isles of beers (the last 2 are all macro so i dont count those). Decent selection and very fair prices. I found some of the newer new belgium lips of the faith series for 3 dollars less per bottle than bevmo. I didnt see what I was there for though so I asked the first employee I saw and they hapily went to the computer and it showed that they had Chocolate Yeti instock, just not on the floor yet. Without hesitation he called around to the other employees and found Joe, the beer guy, and they went to the back and pulled out a case for me to pick from. I took the 4 I wanted and checked out. Was nice to go to a place where they took the time to look for what you wanted.

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Photo of t0rin0
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

Visited 1/28/2011 with lardassescantsail.

Located in a clean upscale shopping center in Orange County. Lots of beers to pick from including some interesting selections and some popular selections. They're learning the ropes and are cashing in on beer nerd's craze and stupidity.

Finding an employee wandering the aisles here can be difficult and while they arent the most knowledgeable about beer they seem to be willing to learn and will have a conversation with you.

My only real complaint is that they put all their IPAs out on the shelf under the lights.

Low prices as always. Will return if I need something and I'm in the area but the one in Brea is closer to me.

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