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3524 Electric Rd.
phone: (540) 400-8466
(Place added by: GCBrewingCo)
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| Reviews: 15
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Wine Gourmet has been a great addition to the Roanoke beer scene since it moved to town last year. Beer tastings every Friday 5-8ish, and a Beer of the Month Club that gives members at least a couple bucks off of usually 2 six packs keep me returning regularly. In particular, I was really impressed when last month they had gotten a special deal on Oskar Blues' Gordon four packs and gave BOTMC members something like 6 bucks off the pack, whereas a single usually goes for like $4.50 a can.
Another great thing about Wine Gourmet is the discount shelf. Maybe I shouldn't make this so public, but there's almost always a 6-pack that's been hanging around on the shelves for a while discounted to $4.99, or a bomber discounted 10-20% because it's out of season. I've never had an issue with freshness from these beers and while they may not all be the greatest beers, I've gotten some winners there, as well as some decent stuff to have in the fridge till the next paycheck comes in.
Service is always attentive and friendly. While some employees may be geared more towards the wine side of things, there are usually enough people in there to help you find what you need.
Selection is pretty good, at least for around here. It's no Vintage Cellar yet, but I can usually find some new stuff in every trip thats a good enough value to buy. Six-packs go anywhere from about 9 bucks to 13 and up, and bombers of Belgian ales can be through the roof, but you're going to get that anywhere these days. Prices are probably not as good as Vintage Cellar across the board, but alas, I don't live in Blacksburg anymore. One thing that bugs me is the occasional shelf-stockage of some really poor macro that looks like a micro and is priced like one (i.e. Wild Blue). If you know your stuff, this shouldn't be much of a problem.
In closing, I don't know anything about wine really but there's a lot of it there, and they also have some quality munchy food, like chocolate, nuts, cheese, etc. There's a small fridge with some cold beers but most are stored warm. One of, if not the best place to find beer in Roanoke.
04-27-2008 21:24:09 |
More by boston2bburg
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Stopped in here on Saturday, 6-30-07, while heading down I-81. Just a little heads up...they are moving in July to a new location so you may want to call to find out where they are.
Mostly a wine shop...as I expected from the name. Beer is tucked back in the corner of the shop. They were having a wine tasting when we stopped in and the table was right in front of the beer. Plenty of room to get around, though. Staff was very helpful and friendly. The selection was mostly what I was expecting (Stone, Bell's, Left Hand, Lagunitas, DFH) plus I saw a couple bottles of Legend and another local VA micro that slips my mind now. I should have bought some but it was crowded and I didn't feel like waiting in line for a sixer or two. Moving sale was going on so I bet the selection is better normally. If their new location is just as easy to find off of I-81 I will stop back in to make some purchases. Hopefully a local BA can update their info with the new addy when the move.
07-03-2007 00:18:38 |
More by Imstillthegman
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Easy to find. Get off of I-81 onto 220N and it will be on your left.
Small selection but well thought out, with an empasis on quality over quanity. This is a wine fist place as the beer makes up the back right corner of the store. I was looking for beers I could not buy in NC and I found several. Legend seasonals. New England Brewing in cans. Blue and Gray Brewing. Another Va brewery but I forgot the name. Stone....Arrogant Bastard and IPA. Breckinridge. Speakeasy. There may have been more, but that's all that I can remember. Prices on similar products were a bit more than the stores I frequent in NC. I don't shop enough in Va to know how thier prices compare to other Va places. Service was good as a guy came to help me and pointed me in the right direction. He was a craft beer drinker himself.
If you are using 220 to go from 81 to Clifton Forge, Covington, or Douthat State Park I would recommend you stopping by Wine Gourmet to check it out.
04-11-2007 03:34:26 |
More by wcudwight
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I have passed thru this area many times on the way to Clifton Forge,VA to seem my wifes grandmother and never noticed this place and would have not noticed it if it were not for the big yellow sign seven miles ahead giving its location.A good beer "corner" in the back a nice selection of Belgians the crown jewel two frickin bottles of Westy 12 on the clearance shelf!I asked the lady behind the counter this is one of the best brews in the world and she laughed and said she cant get rid of them,I helped her out.Some Stone products ,IPA and Arrogant Bastard with Vertical Epic coming in,some Yards brews I picked up a Thomas Jefferon Tavern Ale,some Anderson Valley,and ST. Bernardus to just name a few.I was told they are always trying to update their beer selection with alot of Old Dominion stuff coming on Monday.A great find today very unexpected really,a place I will hit on my way thru there.
04-22-2005 23:30:40 |
More by oberon
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5
Selection at the Wine Gourmet is limited, but the manager does have a few morsels I had not seen elsewhere, and some old favorites that I not see in awhile. The manager, Gordon, worked a long time ago at the Vintage Cellar and is fairly passionate about beer. He does not stock any BMC, and is proud of that fact. Next time I am in the Roanoke area, I will definitely stop by again.
10-20-2003 21:41:23 |
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