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Winchester Wine & Spirits
$$ - reasonable
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632 Main Street
phone: (781) 721-5900
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| Reviews: 17
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This is probably my favorite store. Quality and service is outstanding. If you ever need something, talk to the staff, and they will order it and put it aside for you. Selection is very good. From time to time they have things that other stores don't. Their Friday evening beer tastings are also not to be missed. There is usually always four or five excellent selections, all differing in style. A few weeks back they were pouring Hop15, Espresso Yeti, and a bunch of other great stuff. Prices are pretty good, and everything is fresh. Their grand beer tasting is coming up, which from what I hear is going to be bonkers. Cheers
What can I say about this place? It has been my home away from home for the last couple years. Friendly staff, great selection, and kick ass fests...what isn't there to like?
01-14-2010 02:26:54 |
More by jamie2dope
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Winchester Wine & Spirits is a great shop for a wide range of beers. They have a wide range of Belgian selections, to West Coast and local New England offerings.
What really sets this place above most in the area is their knowledgeable staff. The staff goes out of the way to make you feel welcome and let you know what is new and to make a recommendation. If there is something specific you are looking for they will also assist in trying to track it down for you.
I make sure to hit up WWS anytime I am in the area.
01-14-2010 15:57:55 |
More by jmu500
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This store is obviously making the shift from wine centered to added more beer. The beer section is oddly shaped and spread out, but the selection is huge. The service staff is very helpful and come around and offer assistance. If they do not have something they will make the effort to get it for you. Prices are average.
The only issue with this place is the location. It is kind of out of the way unless you live in Winchester and there is very little parking. I love everything about this place, so if you live nearby this could be your regular craft beer store.
11-27-2010 16:27:00 |
More by chrisgn
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Having recently returned to Massachusetts from Colorado, I was looking for a local place that where I could still get CO craft beers. Winchester Wine & Spirits exceded my expectations. Not only did they have plenty of good colorado beers, they carry aorund 1000 different craft beers. I was very pleased to find a store with so many choices when it comes to beer close to my house. The staff was extremely well informed and knew much more about beer than I do. They were very helpful and introduced me to a few beers that i had not heard of before. The prices are very reqasonable, I ended up leaving with an Avery Maharaja for under $10 (A beer that at most Colorado stores i frequented have been sold out of for months). Needless to say, i was very impressed. I will be certainly be returning to Winchester Wine & Spirits frequently.
06-10-2012 18:14:51 |
More by Craig01890
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
For starters I hate that im obligated to write a min. of 500 words because I could just simply tell you that yes I really like WWS and you should stop in sometime! So when I first moved to Winny I came across WWS cause lord knows you def need a drink before during and after a move especially with a family. I walked in and was excited about all the options they had for beer and spirits. If you do not see what you want they will put you on a list o be called when it comes in or even try to order it for you. The service is EXCELLENT here, there is always someone on hand to answer your questions and even provide a bit more info on the topic, they regularly have wine spirit and beer tastings with a rep from the company on hand which is great way to try products you normally would not purchase. If you become enough of a regular you might be lucky enough to have a varied sample of goodies from behind the counter on any random visit. But I really can not confirm nor deny that fact as I would not want to see anyone get in trouble.
So to sum it up simply YES, I frequent the store and will continue to do such as long as I need a drink and you should too, I highly recommend it.
12-19-2012 20:24:10 |
More by BlakMajik
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Two words, PASSION and KNOWLEDGE.
While they have a great selection of everything and it is well laid out by state and or country and they have a generous make your own six pack program, what's great about this place is the knowledge of their beer guy. I assume there are more than one, but the couple of times I've been here I've spoken with the same guy, keep forgetting to ask his name. None the less, his knowledge is broad and unpretentious and he clearly loves helping people with their beer journey. A bit pricey, but that's Winchester for you. If anything, go to this place to day dream.
12-10-2009 16:14:05 |
More by BetterDarker
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
First off, let me just state that I drove 45 minutes to go to this place because I heard of the incredible service, the weekly beer and wine tastings, and of course the large craft brewery selection. When my friends and I finally arrived at Winchester, our expectations were instantly met. Not only were we greeted by the staff but also blown away by the exceptional arrangement of the store.
Now I should note that the overall selection of this store (in terms of beer at least, I know nothing about wine) is not the largest that I have seen. I have been to a few stores, specifically Luke's Liquors in Carver, Ma, that have a vastly larger brewery selection, seemingly having a brewery from each state. You'll of course find your mainstays of any liquor store here like Bud, Coors, etc. However, Winchester has a great many brews that you wont be able to find elsewhere. Their craft brew selection is plentiful as they have an excellent selection of breweries from the Northeast, especially the smaller, lesser known, as well as a good many brews from elsewhere in the United States. They also have a great Belgian, German, and English selection as well. Coming from someone who has tried a solid selection of German and English beer and who trolls Beer Advocate for the finest selections from those respective countries, I was surprised to find some great beer that I had never even heard of. Winchester seems to really want to introduce their consumers to great beers that don't get a lot of attention elsewhere.
Winchester's great craft selection is only matched by its customer service, which I have to say, was easily the best I have ever encountered in a liquor store. The employee who was there could not only tell me everything about the beer I was interested in but also everything about the brewery, the brewer, etc. I found myself asking him at least eight or nine times about his thoughts in regard to a specific beer (and I consider myself to be a pretty knowledgeable connoisseur!) At one point in time, my friend asked him to suggest his favorite IPA and he was able to select five beers and then tell my friend what he liked about them. He seemed to have a extensive understanding and analysis of each beer in the store which greatly assisted someone who likes to enjoy the complexities of beers like me. To further comment on the customer service, (and I hope this doesn't get him in hot water), but he wasn't swayed to direct me towards a beer based on price, as he recommended at times a preferred beer that was lower in price than those more expensive in the same category.
Lastly, I can't comment a whole lot on their beer tastings because I was there on a Saturday, which is when their wine tastings take place. But if it counts for anything, their wine tasting, as well as their tasting room, was very impressive and I was given a thorough analysis of the wine which enhanced my experience.
In comparison to other larger liquor stores in the Boston area, you may not necessarily find a beer from some far away place that you may be looking for, but you will certainly find something incredible that you may or may not have heard of and learn a great deal about it in the process.
09-14-2010 00:10:35 |
More by micmillon18
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
It a great liquor store, one of the best in my experience. Staff, young guys, are very knowledgeable, real fans of beer and seem to enjoy what they are doing - such a rarity in retail business! I attend the beer tastings pretty frequently over the last few months and have developed a taste for some fancy beers, and they carry a lot of those.
I also like the option of making your own 6 pack from a wide variety of beers for about $10-11, not many places have that. Because of those 6 packs, my Friday evenings are sometimes quite a journey ... or a trip ... no, a journey :) Anyway, very nice store.
04-10-2008 02:05:48 |
More by bezproblem
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Was in Winchester for the Easter weekend visiting my wife's family and was need of a place to score some good beer. BA directed me to Winchester Wine and Spirits.
Located on Main Street in Winchester Center, WWS has a great selection of local and national craft beers with dynamite service. I walked in seeing your standard collection of liquor and wine. The beer was around the corner from the cashier.
Selection and quality was great. Lots of local breweries with big national craft brewers included (Dogfish Head, etc.) I was looking for Boston and New England beers I could not get in Philadelphia. I spoke to the young guy working the beer section and he could have not have been more helpful. He pointed me in the direction of local breweries he liked and was honest and told me about ones he didn't like. He was knowledgable and at no time did I feel like he was trying to sell me up. Much like myself, he just enjoyed discussing craft beer.
I ended up getting beer from Blue Hills, Haverhill, Clown Shoes, Pretty Things, Cody's Brewery and a few other breweries. There was a 5% discount for buying 6 bombers which was great. I walked out with two six packs and six bombers for $60 which I thought was a good deal.
WWS was a pleasant surprise. Great selection, wonderful service. I'll be making a stop every time I find myself in Winchester.
04-25-2011 00:22:03 |
More by pburland23
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
You can see from my ratings that I am really high on this store. They have a great selection of micros, Belgians and all that other stuff that people are looking for. I always find something new to try, and they have beer tastings on a weekly basis to introduce new products. The staff are great and extremely helpful. They keep their word on special orders and call you when it comes in. The prices on 12pks are a bit high, but their 6 pack and singles are right where they should be.They also do mixed six packs for variety.This place is a real down to earth liquor store in downtown Winchester. Check them out.
12-13-2007 01:28:17 |
More by madjr80
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