Total Wine & More

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Total Wine & MoreTotal Wine & More

Type: Store

3321 Corridor Marketplace
Laurel, Maryland, 20724-2376
United States

(301) 617-8507 | map

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Reviews: 31 | Ratings: 45
Reviews by JednoPivoProsim:
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4.44/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

My go-to beer store! Great selection and best value in the area (as far as I can tell.)

I generally pick up a case and two mix singles six packs for sampling/reviewing.

Staff are generally knowledgeable, although I'd recommend going in knowing what you are looking for or at least have an idea of what you are looking for.

The beer aisles are divided into BMC/imports/American craft. The American craft section has a specific seasonal area, which is good to peruse. Definitely a good selection, I can't imagine myself getting tired of this store anytime soon.

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Photo of Barracudas
4/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of DaveJfr0
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 5 | selection: 5

It's like a Home Depot, but for alcohol. I only checked out the beer section, but its basically 2 long rows of beers that are divided into regional, international, seasonal, and then singles and 6-packs by type. They have some glassware, but not much, and only for big names like shock top or sam adams.

Compared to Perfect Pour and other places in the area, this selection is among the best. I didn't bother talking to staff, so I can't really rate the service, and was forced to give them something, so a 5 it is.

The main thing I had a problem with as I was building my two 6-packs is that I was checking our expiration dates and there were a lot of beers that were best by almost a year ago. I'd suggest they get beers about to expire into a discount section and get them out of the store. My friend and I refuse to buy "expired" or old beer, in which I had to put at least 20 bottles back on the shelf.

My 2 custom 6-packs out the door was luckily only $28.10 including tax. I had to try really hard to not buy expensive beers. The most expensive was a $3 bottle of Full Tilt Berger Cookie Stout, but I didn't buy any international beer, where prices looked to be around the $5 or more for a single pint. Prices seemed fair to me overall.

After reading other reviews here, I'll have to find myself a total wine outside of MD to see if the selection is even better.

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Photo of Marraybay
3.05/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4

Interesting place: Really feels almost a "supermarket" or box store as opposed to that of liquor store--the aisles of booze notwithstanding!

No question about the amount of beer, complete with a selection of singles. Most of the major players and country's are represented. They trend toward trying to stock shelves logically I.e. ipa's, stouts, mexican, german, etc.

One thing they probably have the upper-hand on--over anyone else--is in quantity packaging: I.e. 6 or 4 packs of things, that maybe you'd only find in singles elsewhere. This isn't to suggest they have absolutely everything however, which they don't. I.e. couldn't find my Mackeson XXX Stout for instance, even though I'd been purchasing this at the Village Pump in College Park for much of the past winter.
Note: Some of the singles extremely $$$: Most notably the Belgians.

Customer Service Notes/fails:

1. Had an unpleasant dealing with them in Fall 14' on a 1/6 keg of Yuengling Oktoberfest. Ordered/reserved far in advance of the event and when I checked in with them several days before pickup, they casually informed me they didn't/wouldn't have my keg: (Presumably no one thought it necessary to call or notify me on this!) I asked the manager to recommend a possible replacement, as I was in a bind if I couldn't produce a keg. Said she would get back to me, but never did; (Not good across the board.) Luckily the "old-school" Eby's in Wheaton bailed me out at the last 2nd with a 1/6th of Sam Adams Oktoberfest.

2. The "Mrs" goes to a "Total Wine" for a birthday-build-a-6 for me. Tells one of there "aisle" experts that I like "sweet stouts"--Mackeson being my all-time favorite. One of the beers they recommend she purchase for me is a Sam Smith's "Taddy Porter!" About as far left of a sweet/milk stout as you can get IMHO. Hated to do, but used the lion's share of it as draino, as I just couldn't choke it down.

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Photo of Capsfan90
4.59/5  rDev +19.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is my new favorite beverage store. Living in Mont. Co. It can be very difficult to find craft beers. This place has an amazing selection of domestic and imports. I can spend hours just wandering the aisles.

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Photo of DCgolfpro
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Pretty worthless customer service, but you can't beat the prices. One of the few places where you can buy limited release beer for MSRP. Huge selection. Great prices. Service that you should expect from a giant chain. When I'm in the area my wallet hates this place.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Lucular
4.29/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Brewer_Coach
4.82/5  rDev +25.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

This Total Wine carries a terrific selection of craft beer. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and eager to help. They really know the world of beer. If they don't carry a beer, they can order just about anything for you. Prices are really good as well. This is a great place to go when trying new beer styles and seeking information.

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Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of McWop
4/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

They have a very good selection of craft beers, including a variety of local breweries. You can build your own 6 pack and they carry a lot of seasonal beers as well. They don't replenish their shelves of singles as much as I would like so I sometimes borrow singles from hue 6 pack aisle.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

I have been to several total wine locations in different states and this location had the emptiest shelves of all of them. Not sure if there was an order missed or what, but there were tons of beer shelves with the "this beer is out of stock" tag on them. The aisles were somewhat difficult to navigate on a Friday afternoon and the location of some beers were difficult to find. Obviously the selection is going to be wider than most stores, but this total wine location left much to be desired.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75

This is basically a Total Wine store, and with that comes the usual Total Wine selection. Here though, it's just inside Anne Arundel outside of Montgomery county thus the prices are a heck of a lot more reasonable. However, the selection here is a little bit less with a few exceptions on the shelves than other Total Wines in the DC beltway area.

It doesn't strike me as a place that is frequented often by big beer fans, so once in awhile you can find some straggling interesting bottles. However, the general selection and imports is also not as big as your typical Total Wines.

The biggest problem is the staff. While you can approach them and ask them for things, the vast majority of them know nothing about the beers or product at all, or what is coming in, or what might be coming. In fact I ran into more distributors here who were just dropping stuff off and looked more like people who ran the store, and their answers were ironically more useful then the staff. An employee couldn't even produce me a simple 6 pack holder, claiming nah we got cleared out after Super Bowl, and then just walked off. You're telling me 2 weeks later you can't even give me a simple piece of cardboard? Not even grab an emptied one of say Bud Light? Seriously you can't even think?

If you want to maybe grab some mixed 6 regular brews to try, and also just pass by to take a look it doesn't hurt. But only go to this place if you know what you want, or you just happen to be in the area. I wouldn't go out of my way to go to this place on a regular basis, only if it's close to you then dropping in once in awhile wont hurt, just dont waste your time asking questions here you'll get nowhere.

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Photo of djbow
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

In Maryland, it does not get much better when considering the combination of selection and value than Corridor. Corridor is my go-to beer and liqueur store. Usually, I shop and place my order online for pick up the next day. When I arrive, my box of craft beer is ready, paid for and waiting for my arrival. Just walk in, show your receipt and ID and you are out the door. Gotta like that.

Though their selection is not as extensive as some others in MD, they are in the process of expanding their beer selection to meet the competition. This said, 9 times out of 10 their prices are quite a bit cheaper that others especially when you are buying bombers of higher end craft beer. Because of this price advantage, my friends and I have been abe to afford to try a greater variety of beers. Finally, the staff at Corridor is very helpful and has always been available when I have stopped to shop in-store. I you are in Laurel, or heading North on to Baltimore or South to DC on 295 stop by and judge for yourself.

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Photo of yourefragile
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5

Don't be fooled by the name. This a Total Wine. And at that, it's a Total Wine with a crappier and more limited beer selection than you're probably used to (but that's also a constraint of it being located in Maryland and the limited selection of breweries distributed here).

Service is particularly brutal here. Very hard to find anyone that ever knows anything about beer and I've seen new beers arrive and be stacked in their cases on top of the shelves and not be unboxed for months at a time.

Selection is what you expect for a Total Wine. If it's distributed in MD and not rare, it's probably here. "Rare" things of interest that have passed through here are black ops, life and limb, marron acidife, fantome noel, cantillon geuze. Like I said, "rare". Also good luck getting them to hold anything for you.

Easy to access off of 295, but not worth making a special trip for.

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