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$$ - reasonable
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124 Perimeter Ctr W
phone: (770) 395-1678
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-08-2008)
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vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
A big box store for wine. The corporate stench can be perceived as soon as you walk in. They may know wine, I don't know, but they are clueless about beer. They prominently display local beers right as you walk in and I do appreciate that.
Decent selection and you can buy individual beers. However, they're always out of everything. If you ask about a release, they will have no idea what you're talking about. They spend more time rearranging their shelving than learning about their product. Everything is in a different spot every time I go in. It's just a corporate store; they could just as easily be selling linens, it wouldn't matter to them. A little higher in price than most places.
I go there only when I'm desperate.
04-09-2011 04:37:18 |
More by airheadmtrcycle
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | $$
This place has a very average beer selection for a specialty wine/beer store. They surprisingly get VERY little to NO limited releases (no Nemesis, no Oracle, no Bell's 25th), which is the only reason I'd go anywhere other than Hop City. Their mix a 6 is nice, though.
Unfortunately, I know of no other stores in the Perimeter area so if I need to buy near this location, this is the only option. It's not bad if you are looking for something easy to find, it's just the store version of bars that have 50 beers on tap, with none of them interesting.
09-23-2010 15:33:33 |
More by coreyfmcdonald
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $
This Total Wine is massive. MASSIVE. More like a warehouse than a regular wine/ booze store.
Beer is pretty easy to find, as you enter the store to your right. They've named the brew section "Brewery District". Ok, whatever. There is a beer cave, chilled beer in coolers, growlers and aisle after aisle of craft beer, by the six-pack, case or single.
And yet, I came out of this store buying nothing whatsoever. Why? Because this store is all about "regular" stuff. You can get all your classic Stone, Dogfish, Weyerbacher, Sierra, Sweetwater, Terrapin or Avery brews, but don't come looking for special releases, barrel-aged stuff or rare beers because this ain't the place.
Their "special release" shelf had Avery IPA, Double Bastard and Lagunitas Capuccino Stout. Need to say more? Vast selection of quality Euro beers, though, particularly Belgians, and the growler bar SHINES. Southern Tier Choklat, Dragon's Milk, 3 Philosopher's, Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero... And many more!
They have random cases of beer (mostly seasonal) around the wine aisles, so be on the lookout for those as well. Prices are very fair in general (Laughing Dog Bourbon Dogfather is $6.99 as opposed to $13.99 in Ann Arbor, MI). Indifferent staff, though... they have a TON of employees and I couldn't even get a "hello". I like being left alone to browse, but...
01-03-2013 02:44:10 |
More by DoubleSimcoe
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
The other reviewers pretty well describe the place and it pretty well resembles the others that I have been in. I think that there were 3 rows dedicated to beer, one for singles, one for sixers and one for larger quantities and they did have some refrigerated, but it was limited. Clearly the incentive for this place is the variety of singles that they offer. I walked out with a sixer of Stone Levitation and 2 german beers. I thought that it was a little pricey, but not too much to discourage me from going. It did appear to have a nicer/bigger selection of german beers than Green's, but when given the choice, I will probably end up back at Green's or even making the journey to Hop City, unless I am up Perimeter way. Overall, a nice selection and that is about it.
01-17-2012 18:49:03 |
More by PhillyStyle
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
As you walk in you are surrounded by liquor and wine. I just kept walking to the right towards the refridgerator's, no signs to help you find the beer. As someone had mentioned already very little refridgerated space for craft brews. But their is about 4 aisle's dediated to some good stuff. Nothing really jumping out at me here except Sweetwater.
I will say it is a little unorganized jumping from one aisle to the next with wine blending in with the beer. But it is very clean,not too dusty and someone seems to be on top of their game with making sure the labels are facing forward.
I was asked twice if I needed help, I kindly declined and went on my way.
Overall not a bad find here in Perimeter but nothing out of the ball park selection wise.
05-06-2012 23:31:40 |
More by TheFightfan1
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
A very large store dedicated primarily to wine, with about 2 aisles of beer. Most beers are on room temperature shelves, a select few (macros?) are in the coolers. Very nice selection of beers, a little less variety than at the Greens locations but good nonetheless. I stopped here only because it was near a company I visited (it's a bit far from downtown). The prices are reasonable but a little higher than either Greens location that I visited. The big plus here is the wide assortment of singles, including each craft beer available at the location. This simplifies for me as I generally like to buy just one bottle of a regional beer before commiting to a 6-pack to take home.
04-29-2009 23:59:32 |
More by TurdFurgison
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I was happy to be among the first customers when this store opened about ten minutes from where I lived at the time, and I've been back several times since. The main thing that sets this store apart from others in Atlanta is its location -- there is nothing else with NEARLY this good a beer selection in the Sandy Springs/Dunwoody area. Thus, Total Wine fills a previously empty niche.
As has previously been noted in other reviews, the place is located almost directly across the street from the Perimeter location of Taco Mac, which means that the Perimeter area just fell into a relative wealth of beer options. Total Wine's beer selection is very good, but not great. You won't find any rare beers here, but you will find a nice selection of imported bombers and 12-ouncers, along with all kinds of domestic singles and six-packs. Yes, the usual selection of macros is readily available, but their variety of microbrews/imports is very good, too.
You can "mix and match" your own six-pack, but each beer is still rung up individually at its shelf price. Cases and kegs are available for a lot of the beers they sell, and they've also got a decently stocked cooler full of everything from your standard "party beer" to a sampling of German and UK staples.
This is, however, a wine store first and foremost. I'm told their wine selection is quite good (with a nice selection of great vintages in a locked "cellar"), and most of their wines are a good value. They also sport a walk-in humidor stocked with decent-to-very good cigars.
On the whole, this store is a welcome addition to the area, even if its beer selection pales in comparison to that of Green's. For me, though, this is far more convenient, which means I'll be making the drive down to Green's (and paying the toll to get there) a little less frequently.
02-13-2009 04:49:44 |
More by UGADawgGuy
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I have been going here since its opening and continue to deplete the old checking account as it is so easy for me to pop in after work. Load up the Honda hatch with new beverages and home to taste. The beer selection is just a notch down from the Kennesaw location and Alpharetta location - but only a tad.
Note to readers - this location was not able to secure the appropriate alcohol license in time and I believe by law, you are only allowed 2 per company. So Kennesaw and Alpharetta are the ones who carry the rum, whiskey, vodka, etc. At least that is what the manager told me.
Enter the front door and hang right for beer-ville.
08-28-2009 15:23:38 |
More by bigglesofale
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Total Wine has a really good selection, but definitely has that Big Box feel. The store is laid out with wine on one side and beer on the other with an entire (huge) aisle dedicated to craft beer singles. A growler fill station, regular Saturday tastings with local brewers, and a mostly knowledgeable staff are enough to keep me coming back on occasion. They even have free beer classes monthly, which I have yet to attend.
Really, this is a convenient place for me and has excellent selection and reasonable prices. If you are looking for local beers that are not too hard to find, this is the place to go if you want to save money. They also tend to get larger distribution of limited releases. There are upsides to shopping at Total Wine, but I try to go to local businesses when I have the time.
One thing that I wish I could change: I wish there was a better way to track new arrivals other than calling the store.
12-02-2013 03:33:40 |
More by khargro2
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Tucked away amongst the busy Perimeter Mall area (and across the street from a Taco Mac) is Total Wine & More, a large warehouse-style wine-liquor-beer store that, while focused first and foremost on wine, does present a decent beer selection at comparable prices. Of particular note is the ability to create your own six-pack. I find that to be a very nice feature as, let's face it; let's be honest, sometimes you don't necessarily want six entire bottles of DFH Midas Touch, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy, or Cave Creek Chili Beer.
Typically, I find the staff of alcohol purveyors to be surly, ill-mannered, discourteous cretins. When the employees just leave me alone, I'm thrilled, but the staff here at this particular Total Wine & More was friendly, downright affable, and didn't hesitate a second to rip apart a few six-packs that had not yet made it to the singles section yet. Me and my newly purchased Full Sail Limited Edition Lager #3 thank you.
Not a bad lil' stop if you're in the area!
08-28-2009 18:02:46 |
More by ChainGangGuy
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