I visited Niko's tonight while coming back from a craigslist run.
I met Niko a few times when he used to work for my local bottle shop. Always very nice and very knowledgeable about fine wine, spirits and craft. The store is good size, with a small but decent craft selection. He only sells fine wine and beer, but offered other things like some organic food, candles, and whatnot. The bottles I checked were all w/i dated range of freshness. I picked up a Stone IRS and Founder's Cerise. I spent about 15 mins talking craft w/ Niko. He is interested in offering Homebrewing supplies and does wine tastings on Thursdays ( I'd just missed it, but there was a guy there still sampling) he offered to purchase whatever I was looking for if I called him before he placed orders. Overall I was very pleased w/ his store and his attitude toward craft. He had some decent German imports as well as American craft beer. Some things were a few dollars more than I've seen elsewhere, some were less. Visit Niko if you're ever in Snellville
Use to love nikos store. Now hes so big headed, and thinks hes the greatest, its a p.i.t.a. just to carry a conversation with him now. I use to frequently drop in to share and give homebrew to him, and everything was always great. Now when I go in, he acts like hes better than everyone. I mentioned a strong wines alcohol effect, and he goes on a rant about how only piss poor alcoholics get intoxicated from wine, and no one literally drinks it. This is a prime example of a big headed arrogant person, whom idolizes themselves.
Small store, maybe 50 beer bottles, some glassware, wine and cigars. Minimal selection, eveything is $2 more here, belgians are usually old and oxidized, although niko has no concept of how beer ages. Lackluster store, adios nikos
Although it is called a Wine Corner it also says on the sign out front that is has high gravity beers. The wine selection is no doubt more extensive but it does have a decent but not great assortment of micro and high gravity beers, and has allowed its close location to my house help expand my now some 170+ beers reviewed on Beeradvocat.
Niko is very knowledgable in both areas. Very friendly and appreciative of his customers. His prices are very competitve.
Every Thursday from 6-8 pm is a free wine tasting that is enjoyable even for a beer drinker like myself.
It is great to have a cutting edge wine/beer store here in not so cutting edge Snellville.
Small shop on Scenic Highway near Ronald Reagan parkway in Snellville. Friendly proprieter that is quite knowledgeable about wine, a little less so about beer. Mostly wine in this shop, as well as assorted soaps and gourmet dry products. A small section of beer in the back is about 1/3 refrigerated and is all craft or Belgian. he doesn't have everything I'm always looking for, but I can usually find something interesting. Definitely worth a stop in the area, especially as there aren't a lot of options out here.
I cruised up to Niko's after hearing about it through the grape vine. Its located unassumingly next to Jersey Mike's in Snellville. This is a nice store but its tough to tell from the street (I spoke with Niko and he told me that its because he can't properly advertise alcohol being in ass-backwards Snellville) Anyways, he has nice selection of wine and a four or five coolers with quality beer. He has many trappist belgians, stones, DFH, Laguntas, Fuller's, Old Coast, and some other nice breweries. Selection definitely has a quality offering for even the most picky beer drinker. Niko also mentioned that he is willing to stock anything, just got to let him know what you want. This will likely be my new spot to pick up quality brew. Certainly an oasis in the otherwise dry town of Snellvegas.