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The Asheville Wine Market
$$ - reasonable
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65 Biltmore Ave
phone: (828) 253-0060
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5
A wine and beer shop with a gourmet food shop next door. There's a few parking spaces on the side and few metered spots out front. Located a few hundred feet from Barely's Taproom and Pizeria is also a bonus, although they're only open until 6:00 (7:00 Thurs & Fri) so get there early.
Very nice store on the inside. Well lit, shinny wood floors, and everything is well organized. I'd say more then 3/4 of the store was wine, but there was a decent beer selection. The selection was decent keeping in mind I was mostly interested in picking up some NC brews, and the whole 6% thing. They had 3-4 highland brews in both 6-packs and bombers, along with two of the Cottonwood brews in 6-packs. Catawba doesn't bottle so I was SOL there. They had a bunch of Left Hand and Rogue bombers as well as some Lost Coast 6ers.There was also a decent selection of British beers along with some German/Czech brews.
The best part about this place is the three doored cooler full of singles. A good mix of most of their selection, although I wish they would have thrown some Cottonwood in there. Speaking of selection I don't think I saw and BMC or even Heinikin or Sam Adams. If you're just visiting like I was this is the only place in town to get singles.
The sevice was good. Although I didn't really have any questions, both times I stopped in I was promptly greeted and asked if I needed any help.
I visited all three beer stores in town due to its easy access and availablity of singles.
02-04-2005 23:28:38 |
More by HappyHourHero
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
The Asheville Wine Market is a piece of cake to locate on Biltmore Avenue just South of Barley's. It is a super clean store and well lit. Very well appointed. The quality of all the beer is very good as well.
Unfortunately the selection just left me a bit numb. I expected more from such a beer rich town. They had a few German beer selections and just a few Regionals and NC breweries, but nothing too special. The service was good, I was asked a few times if I needed assistance.
I would return, but not expecting as much and mainly since it is so darn easy to get to and they do have a few beers around warm, in the cooler, and single bottles to boot. Bring in the NC micros and the Regionals and that 3.5 could go to a 4.5 really quickly.
06-29-2004 23:27:38 |
More by GCBrewingCo
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5
Interesting store in an interesting town. The majority of the store is wine, however beer does have a good section. There was a cooler with cold beer, and a decent area with packs. Selection seemed to have a good balance of regional, along with other beers, and imports. One of the employees told us that the limit on alcohol % for beer is currently 6.0%, so that is one reason why the selection is not as large as hoped. Still, this seemed to be the best selection in the area. The staff was very friendly, and eager to talk beer. He even gave us a case discount. The inside is a nice open space, where they were playing jazz music. I would recommend stopping in here if you should find yourself in the area.
05-17-2004 01:19:16 |
More by Bierguy5
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This store is mainly about its wine, but still managed to squeeze in some quality beer in a corner with a dedicated cooler for some of it. Store is located just south of Barley's just before you start to get into the more happening section of town. A nice clean well lit store mainly dedicated to wine. Selection was decent with almost everything being available in singles.
Selection was less than I expected. Imports were the typical Sam Smith and Lindeman's caliber brews. Mainly British and German beers. Domestic included some Lost Coast, a decent bit of Rogue. Not a huge regional or local selection. Some Cottonwood and some Sweetwater. They did have the entire Highland line which was nice b/c I was able to pick up the ellusive Black Mocha Stout. I'd like to see them really bring in some more NC beers. I went in looking for the Mash House Hoppy Hour IPA since I heard it was in the Asheville area but didn't have any luck. (They had it at the Harris Teeter about 3 miles south of I-40 on Hwy 25...which is the same "highway" this store is on).
Service seemed good. The guy I asked about the Mash house was helpful and was the one that pointed me to the Harris Teeter down the road. They seem to have a resident beer guy there, Alex, but he wasn't around. The other folks seemed nice as well, but not overly beer educated.
Prices seemed good actually. The Mocha Stout bombers were 2.89/ea, a deal if you ask me.
07-19-2005 01:41:52 |
More by blitz134
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Always a pleasure when I get to go up to Asheville for a day. I swear, one day the family and I will move here, it will happen. Anyways on my latest trip up there I was over in the Barleys area, as usual and looked down the street and saw the Asheville Wine Market. I have never been here to be honest, I do all my shopping at Bruisin Ales or Greenlife, but I was a block away and it started to rain so I figured what the heck. As I mentioned it is right on Broadway, about a block down from Barleys on the opposite side of the street, right next to the Hot Dog King. So lets have a look.
Just through the windows from outside it is very obvious that this was a Wine first store. Very classy and spacious, but absolutly full of wine. The beer was relegated to the very back, and the adjacent walls to. Decent selction. Lots of imports and your more common of the micros. Nothing really to out of this world. Prices seemed reasonable for the agrea, which is usually a little higher then normal due to it being in the center of the city. Staff was very knowledgeable of wine, and when we went towards the beer section they really stayed away for the first 10 minutes we were in the store. Once we were noticed they were courteous and helpful, not soo good at making recommendations, but could easily find anything in the store we were looking for that they had without much of a delay. Decent selection of glassware at the front of the store, again mostly wine oriented, but fairly good beer glass selection as well. The store was very neat and tidy, laid out very well and had a general upscale feel and appearence to it.
Overall not half bad, as others have said there are better beer stops in Asheville if you are there, but a good deal can be found if you are close by. Worth stopping in if you are accross the street, but I wouldnt drive any appreciable distance to go inside/
07-10-2007 01:06:46 |
More by mikesgroove
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This was my plan B wehn I discovered Bruisin Ale is closed on Mondays, ugh! I was just passing through, so I plan on hitting them on the way home...
Beers drank so far a good quality
Service was frindly enough.
Selection was pretty good, they had a about a 50/50 split of American & Import craft offerings. I would've hoped for more local stuff. My haul was all brooklyn & asheville brewing co offerings. There was enough there to make me happy. This place would be more of reccomendation for mixed purpose shopping, ie.making a wine lover happy at the same time. The wine selection looked very high-brow
Prices seemed very reasonable to me
06-16-2009 22:45:52 |
More by russpowell
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | $$
For a wine store, I thought this place had a pretty nice selection; most of which was well priced. I pulled a Westmalle and an offering from the Asheville Brewing Co, both of which can't be had in my native Nashville. I wanted to get the Brooklyn IPA and a 6 pack of Bell's, but had just spent a pretty penny at Bruisin Ales the day before and thought my wife's tolerance for another haul might be low.
As a few of the previous reviewers mentioned, it's across the street from Barley's and next to a public parking lot so it's quite convenient. They also had a great selection of glassware as well, but didn't happen to notice the pricing.
Worthwhile stop if you're on this side of town.
02-27-2010 12:16:13 |
More by titosupertramp
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $
This place is located across the street from Barleys, about one block down. The appearance inside the store was very nice and clean. Wine is first and foremost the main attraction here with beer being secondary. However, the beer selection was pretty good with a nice variety of German, Belgian, British and US craft beers. I saw six packs of Anchor Old Foghorn for 11.99 which is the cheapest I've seen it in NC. I also saw Erdinger Pikantus for the first time since the cap was lifted. Service was average. They didn't even notice us when we walked in and it took about 10 minutes for someone to ask it we needed help. Overall, not a bad store but there are better beer stores to be had in Asheville.
06-23-2006 15:44:26 |
More by rodrot
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Stopped in here while visiting Asheville with my wife. Luckily for her, she was able to find more wine to purchase than I was beer. Upon entering the store, head to the left and you will notice the beer coolers straight back against the wall. There are some warm selections on shelves on the left wall and stacks on the floor. They had some standards and locals like French Broad, Highland, Pisgah, and Terrapin. Decent selction of imports, also. Small selection of glassware. Not a bad one stop shop if you are in the general area and need some wine and beer. Though it wouldn't be a bad idea to head up the road a couple miles to Greenlife. This is definitely a wine shop, so go in expecting that and you won't be disappointed.
08-02-2008 01:13:36 |
More by Imstillthegman
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
This place is not hard to find. Right across from Barley's. There is a public parking lot right next to this place as well. The selection was not as good as some other places. This place is wine first. About half the selection is cold and about half is on shelves. The service was about average. I wprobably would not make a habit of stopping in here. There are lots better options in Asheville. If you can park in the public parking lot consider yourself lucky. Stop in here if you are at Barley's, otherwise I would not bother.
05-09-2006 00:28:38 |
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