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Total Wine - Roseville, MN

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by Stimulus199, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. Stimulus199

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    Stopped in this morning. Decent selection, but relatively generic. In other words, nothing you wouldn't find at any other store around the metro, with a few exceptions (e.g. pre-packaged growler of Rogue Dead Guy Ale for $15.99). The only difference is a lot of the stuff is parted out into "build your own six pack" type deals, so there's less shelf space for actual six packs.

    No cellared/rare releases, that I could find.

    Everything seemed to be roughly $1-2 below typical pricing (e.g. Surly Furious - $7.99), with a few scattered deals (Dark Fatha for $3, if you feel like vomiting on a budget).

    I don't see this store being the game-changer, or the tremendous competition to other liquor stores that it was pitched it as potentially being, but it's certainly a welcome addition to the scene.
     
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  2. billhelm

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    I've shopped at them in other cities and sounds about the same. I've found some good stuff hanging out amongst the common at their stores in North Carolina - probably need to give it some time. For a chain, they do get into the local brews pretty good though, and I'd expect to see them do that here too.
     
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    When does the Bloomington one open?
     
  4. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

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    Glad someone did some recon already. I'm curious if anything special will be brought for the 4-8pm celebration they have planned.
     
  5. shadetree67

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    The store is fully built out but the city of bloomington keeps denying their liquor license. Should open this summer.
     
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  6. Chaz

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    I don't live up that way & haven't for seven plus years, but it'll be interesting to see what happens to the smaller stores in the area over the next year or two. If they really plan on selling Furious everyday for $7.99 that's great for those local to the store/us, but I'll wager that price is at or around cost for most of the little guys.
     
  8. lonewolfcry

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    Saga $10.99
    /thread
     
  9. mnbearsfan

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    Looks like Edina (Edina Liquor) has more money to fight than the stores in Roseville. Edina would be looking a bunch of tax rev once they open up.

    I always forget that the part just north of 494 is still Bloomington.
     
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    Chicago Lake started that a LONG time ago....
     
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    Stopped in this AM as well, very good prices but not much exciting. Did see CW BBBW for $12.49 and Lolita for $18.99.
     
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    My bad.

    Stir Crazy $6.49
    /thread

    *price check courtesy Mplsmetro57
     
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    I think I just looked at their add in the Star Trib and thought all 12 packs of Summit were $10.49! That's cheaper than sale price most places

    I havent been there yet, but I already like TW. Good thing I work 2 miles from them...or maybe thats bad...
     
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    $3 for Dark Fatha is still WAY too much...
     
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    You're wrong. Getting PAID $3 to for Dark Fatha would be wildly insufficient. ;)
     
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    Touche
     
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    agree with this post saw nothing rare( Lolita maybe) still had some nice sixer/4pk prices
    Tank 7 $8.99
    2Hearted $7.79
    Schells 12 pk Pils $11.99
    side note had Day tripper canned on 0305
     
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    Mostly "get people in the door" prices. Won't be worth the gas money in a couple months. Unless you like disgusting proprietary wines with cutesy labels, which I suspect nobody on this site does...
     
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    You might be right, but people using this site have reviewed "Chick Beer", so you never can tell. :eek:
     
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    Bought my Schell's Mixed Pils pack there. Nothing really exciting there beer wise but did score a 10yr Old Rip Van Winkle.
     
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    They were handing out gift bags with gift cards when went. Schell's mixed pils pack for $3 after tax out the door is a win for me! I probably won't go back though. Honestly, I like the selection and vibe better where I already shop.

    Also saw great prices on whisk(e)y... $25 for highland park 12 dropped my jaw.
     
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    How could something brand new suddenly be able to open with all kinds of rare stuff?
     
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    They're not brand new. They have many stores in many states, and huge buying clout. Knowing this store was going to open in MN they set aside some great stuff to get people excited (at least whiskey-wise).
     
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    Anyone have an address? Having trouble finding it.
     
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    It's in the Fairview Commons, in the same complex with the Twins Pro Shop, Cost Plus World Market, where the original Barnes and Nobel used to be.
     
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    corner of terminal rd and Fairview Ave
     
  27. MNPikey

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    Eventually, they will have more local stuff.
     
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    For those of you with a hard on for this store and are part of the "pro liquor stores open on Sunday" crowd; if that day ever comes a half dozen Total Wines will open in every corner of the metro.
     
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    Mine too. So I bought one. And some beer, of course.
     
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    Thanks for the location info, I was hoping for some Rip Van but no luck. Large beer selection but will stick with my local for the most part. But the whiskey selection is something to see!
     
  31. Ish1

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    Damn! Would have loved to grab a bottle of Pappy!!!!
     
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    Sounds great for the whiskey folks, it doesn't work that way for beer. It would be illegal to drag anything purchased outstate across the border. Do you assume wholesalers are sitting on mountains of rare beer to send immediately to someone they've never sold anything to?
     
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    What I mean to say is there is zero chance a new license has access to 2010 Darkness for retail sale. Zero.
     
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    I thought the same thing, However, I was curious to see how long they have been building inventory. i.e would something like Abyss be around, or maybe some straggling Bourbon county. Seems like the selection is on par with many other local shops currently
     
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    I was under that impression as well. They had some CW BW a few other straglers but nothing worth setting your hair on fire.

    The had Lucette Ride Again for $8.99 for a sixer of 16 oz cans I believe. I rarely see this, very underrated brew.
     
  36. Cyclone8

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    I misunderstood your initial question - I thought you were asking about the Pappy, which was why I responded. Of course they wouldn't have access to older beers, they're new to this market.
     
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    I went there yesterday. They had a good selection, but nothing rare as others have said. Their prices are ridiculously low on higher volume things (summit, surly, indeed, BMC) but pretty much the same with some of the smaller volume brews. I was sad they had the whole Lindeman's lineup, but no Cuve Renee. I asked about getting that in, as I would drink it more at $8-9 than $11-12. They took my number and said they'd see if they could get it.

    Their organization/categorization of the beer sucks. Its spread through 3 isles without a discernible system, so prepare to wander back and forth, but thats about my only gripe.

    Also, the wife loves champagne, and they are 30-40% cheaper in thes category than most other stores. Barefoot is $6 (normally 10-11), Korbel is $9 (normally 12-14), Chandon is $14 (normally 20). Those are below sale price most other places, so I know where im getting the better half's booze.

    So my take: Ill go there frequently for the easy to find stuff. Ill still frequent the little guys for the uncommon/limited/rare stuff.

    Personally I liked the feel of the store. They'll be getting my business frequently.
     
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    I went last night, picked up a $5 roch 10 and some CWBBBW and Pt5. The only grand opening-ish thing going on was some dude with an acoustic guitar covering 'Poker Face'.
     
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    Also illegal for wine and spriits.
     
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    Where did you find Plead the 5th?! I looked all over for it ha.

    I did pick up two single bottles at Elevated today. They said they only received one case!
     
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