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Top Ten Wines

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Type: Store

111 S 9th St
Ste 160
Columbia, Missouri, 65201-4891
United States

(573) 442-2207 | map
toptenwines.net

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Added by zeff80 on 12-09-2008

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1.86/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2

Top ten wines is located off of 9th Street in downtown Columbia. The place is a little dark/dingy when you walk in, and you're hit with a large tasting wine bar upfront. There's no mistake on what Top Ten 'Wines' business is based off of and although they probably have the best wine selection in town (although a little pricey), their beer selection is quite bad. The beer selection is in the back of the store, behind a ping pong table...yes, a ping pong table in a wine shop? The beer selection is pretty weak and a majority is outdated because: 1) they don't seem to have much of a focus and therefore their selection is outdated; and 2) their overpriced (e.g., saw a 4 pack of Bourbon County for $5 more than other stores in town). I've also never cared much for the vibe and service that you get in the store, particularly when they see that you're browsing the beer selection and not the wine. Has the potential to be 'the' beer place in town, but their lack of interest will probably never make that happen.

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Photo of zeff80
2.31/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 1.75 | selection: 2.25

Update: beer has moved to the back of the shop and are now stored upright.

Let me start this review with two key facts:

1. This is a wine shop
2. The beers are way overpriced for the area

The place has settled into a new location on 9th Street in downtown Columbia, about a block from Broadway. A nice setup for a wine shop with a tasting counter in the middle and rows of wine racks all around the very long narrow room. The beer is on the left side of the store as you enter. The beers are all laying on their sides in wine racks (some look like they are about to slide out). They had some nice, unique imports (Okocim Porter), good U.S. craft brews (mostly from CO), and Belgian ales that are not usually seen in Columbia. There are around 50 or so different beers on hand. Not a large selection, but they are all good to great beers. No sixers, cases, etc, it's all singles and none of them are 12oz bottles.

Now, to explain my statement about being overpriced. Okocim Porter is currently $2.58 at HyVee. It was $6 at Top Ten wines. Bombers of Colorado beers that runs $5.99 were $9. Various Belgians that are available in CoMo were anywhere from$3 to $5 more expensive.

If you're looking for something unusual/rare, this might be the place for you but it will most likely be more expensive than it could be elsewhere.

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Top Ten Wines in Columbia, MO
Place rating: 2.08 out of 5 with 2 ratings
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