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Riley's Wines of the World

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

55 Reviews
Riley's Wines of the WorldRiley's Wines of the World
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

402 W Gorham St
Madison, Wisconsin, 53703-2004
United States

(608) 257-0400 | map
rileyswinesoftheworld.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
86
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.67%
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Reviews: 55 | Ratings: 86
Reviews by mdwalsh:
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4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

Stopped in here on a recommendation from the guy over at Fromagination (a local cheese place and a must if you are a cheese person visiting Madison). The place looked tiny on the outside, utterly TINY, but upon going in you realize it isn't just the storefront you see on the outside, but the multi-story building it is attached too. The beer selection is nice, not amazing but nice and well taken care of. It is in the back of the store away from light, about half refrigerated and includes all the locals you want including New Glarus and Lake Louie.

I didn't talk much to the beer guy (aka the guy loading cases of BMC) but he did have the exact answer to the question I had, so that's good. I spoke at length to someone about Liquor though, and the selection was impressive. Upstairs is a select area of wine and liquor, which is amazing. Lots of small batch and interesting things.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mothman
1/5  rDev -75.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

Overcharged me for a clearance item. Rude employees. Not very big selection. Lots of old beer. Not impressed with this store. Can't believe that people actually shop here. Avoid.

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Photo of ejimhof
3.28/5  rDev -18.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of nuebs
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jaqo4
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Hendrick24
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Duff27
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kidzord
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of twb0392
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of italianstallion
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of RobinLee
4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of elkinbrown
4.57/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of s_wit
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Shluffy
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Sunn
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of OnWisconsin
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of bpfrush
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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Riley's Wines of the World in Madison, WI
4.03 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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