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Champane's Wine Cellars
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7007 Chicago Rd
phone: (586) 978-9463
Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-14-2006)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
(Visited 08/2011): Champane’s is located on the north side of Warren on Chicago Rd. There is a large lot out front.
The interior is large and open, and the beer selection is mainly in the rear of the store but there is a cooler full of singles at the front of the store.
The main selection (several hundred) is in aisles and there is a solid array of craft brewers represented both from Michigan and from across the country. Founders, Shorts, North Peak, Arbor, Dark Horse etc along with Anchor, Great Lakes, Rogue and many more. Imports from Oud Beersel, Mikkeller and the like.
Service at Champane’s is pretty good. Everyone was friendly and I was asked if I needed help finding anything.
Overall this is a very good spot to hit in the Royal Oak/Warren area.
01-02-2012 01:16:08 |
More by Dogbrick
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
My first and certainly not last visit. On the way from Canada, new Sarnia highway 402, and on the way to Kuhnhenn. A large store, dedicated to wine, however increasingly craft beer is making a show, and the equivalent of 8 rows of beer. Michigan is the main event, and Michael, the manager, will break up any 6-pak. He did this in droves, perhaps with my suggestion, for the Short's 6-seasonal. Prices were decent as hey tend to be all over Michigan, and it is easy to shop here. Several harder to finds were found, like Arbor sours and some Mikkeller that did not come New York State way. Staff is just getting up to speed on micros, and the names are just becoming familiar to them.
12-21-2009 03:55:19 |
More by Sammy
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
This was my first stop here, and the prices were as good as advertised for the most part. I found Founders Breakfast Stout for $9.99 per 4-pack, Perkolator for $5.99 per 4-pack, Unibroue special release beers for $6.99 each. Very cheap prices, definitely the best I've seen for several of the beers. I also found a couple rare beers, like Struise Christmas beer (Tsjeeses), although steeply priced at $6.99 per 11.2oz bottle. Selection isn't as good as Merchants or Bello Vino, but the prices can't be beat.
12-17-2008 04:29:41 |
More by TurdFurgison
quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
This place might have been the best place I've been to as far as the selection of imports. Still I was never approached for help, many micros of Michigan were nowhere to be found (maybe sold out), and the singles selection as far as 12 oz. bottles was limited. Service was virtually non-existent, but I managed around ok. Costs seemed to be ok, if not a little higher than normal but that seems the general rule in Wisconsin cost vs. Michigan cost. If I was in the area, I would definitely go back again for the import selection and hope that the local selection improves.
01-13-2011 22:48:59 |
More by MilwaukeeCrusher
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | $
In town visiting, this place was the highest rated so I thought I'd give it a try to pick up some nice Michigan locals. This place is huge, wharehouse like, interesting atmosphere with stuff animals, I liked the lions...The beer section is decent about 6 rows of beer. Most of the rows are consumed with 6 packs, wish there was some more individual bottles. The only real indivduals were most of the Belgians. Decent selection of foreign and domestic. Its mostly chalk craft beers that you would find at any decent beer bar. So disappointing I didn't see anything I couldn't get at 50 other places. Contrary to another reviewer you cannot break up 6 packs here. The biggest disappointment by far was the secletion of Michigan beers. No bells or Founders I couldn't get anywhere. They had a few short's beers, but again nothing past the main staples. Very disappoinging. Prices were decent about the only good thing I'd say...With so many awesome brew pubs around no need to go to this place.
05-31-2010 22:34:38 |
More by jrallen34
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Stopped in after a quick visit to Kuhnhenns.
Large store with TONS of wine and plenty of beer to the back left. Prices here are definately a draw. Many offerings that I saw here are more expensive in Mass. Plenty of Voodoo Brewing, Southern Tier, Dark Horse, JP, Arcadia, Founders, Bells, a few Kuhnhenns and a couple of Arbors (Velvet Hammer..Oh yea), and some Shorts also. Plenty of imports that seemed Belgian-heavy.
There was a gentleman who asked if I needed assistance and I think he may have been the owner. Nice guy. He directed me up to the front of the store where the singles were kept. I would have missed them otherwise.
Theres no splitting of six packs but there are some limited offerings in that cooler up front. He mentioned that he was in the midst of redoing the singles and there would be more variety in the future.
Besides the low prices here, if you look around there is quite the variety of taxidermied wildlife. Grizzlies, Lions, Yaks, etc. Apparently the store is family owned and they are all avid hunters. The Lions I saw there were from the 1920's.
03-20-2009 18:29:48 |
More by brewandbbq
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
We stopped here in between stops at Kuhnhenn and Dragonmead. From what I understand, this Wine and Liquor store (and International Marketplace) only recently started amping up carrying micros. Well if that's the case, color me impressed! They have a big selection here of the biggest and best microbrews that the Midwest has to offer, including a great selection of just Michigan beers. Bells, Founder's Arcadia, New Holland, Dragonmead, Michigan, Arbor, Dark House, etc. That's on top of the likes of Great Lakes, Stone, Victory, Dogfish, Brooklyn...well, you get the picture. They also had a very good import selection with a lot of nice offerings. As good as the selection was, the prices were what really impressed me here! I saw a lot of items that were a good $3 less per bottle than what I would have paid at the liquor stores back here in MD or VA. We chatted with the beer manager at the checkout on the way out. He was very friendly and asked us our thoughts on the selection and pricing, as they are trying hard to make the place a beer destination. Well as an out-of-town shopper, I was very impressed and urge anyone local that hasn't heard the word yet that they are much more than just a wine and liquor store here. Definitely check them out.
04-29-2008 20:08:18 |
More by Kegatron
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
I stumbled across this place on a trip to Kuhnhenn Brewing. The store is big, real big. Liquor and wine selections are great but this is a beer site. The beer selection is very good, Michigan Micros, Out of State micros, imports and stacks of BMC. Prices were very good, found some closeout deals on the Bell's wheat series for $2.99 a six. Also had some nice closeouts in the wine and spirits section. There is a deli in there which was closed on my visit and they were setting up for a wine tasting. I will stop there any time I am in the area.
08-19-2006 00:11:27 |
More by jimbotrost
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Very large store with the beer selection in the back left corner. Plenty of spacious shelving with the beer displayed. Plenty of access to these beers and the layout is well done. The pricing is the first thing that caught my eye. Cheaper than all the places I had stopped at all weekend. And a lot cheaper than the prices at my local stores back home. Incredibly cheap glassware selection. Picked up plenty of beer that I can't get locally and even some that I can get locally but was cheaper here. Picked up some more glassware as well.
The help was friendly and courteous. He showed a sincere effort in trying to maintain a good beer destination and was asking our feedback to help him and the store out. Very nice place that would be a regular stop if I lived in the area.
05-21-2009 02:00:16 |
More by FtownThrowDown
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Stopped by on the way from Kuhnhenn and Dragonmead, and sure glad we did! Walking into the very large place loaded with wine and goods to accompany it we were a little skeptical about their beer selection, but with stuffed wildlife adorning the place, what could go wrong!? My ale sense took over and directed me to the back corner of the establishment where I found a plethora of 6 packs and cases, both local and international. This place had most of the usual widely distributed stuff from all over the country (that can be found in MI) as well as from overseas, as well as plenty of other local things, and a nice supply of it, but the biggest highlight was the prices. Some of the stuff was actually cheaper than it would have been at the actual brewery. I witnessed the Blackout Stout on sale for $9 a 4 pack, and was told some Kuhnhenn stuff sold there recently for cheaper than it does at Kuhnhenn. It sounds like the beer manager is really doing his best to bring in the good stuff, and it really shows. The staff was helpful, and left you alone if you desired and just wanted to gawk and awe, and the prices are hard to beat. Definitely a great place to stop off at in the Warren area of MI, especially if you intend to stop off at Kuhnhenn on the same trip.
05-02-2008 04:22:47 |
More by HopDerek
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