United States > Virginia > Richmond
jackl (468) Charlottesville, Virginia | November 16, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty impressive place. Half the storeís devoted to wine, the other half to beer. Nice selection of root beer too. The selectionís pretty well-curated. Thereís a solid representation from Belgium. Virginian breweries get a decent amount of shelf space alongside the craft big boys. Prices were average, service was non-existent. Good spot.
RABinCO (87) Colorado Springs, Colorado | July 28, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited on an early Sunday afternoon. Nice selection, but nothing special compared to other shops in Virginia. Was a bit overhyped to me. Didnít really interact with any staff other than at the register. Fair prices, comparable to other similar shops. Lots of Virginia breweries represented though, one of the best VA selections Iíve seen.
bytemesis (438) Sunnyvale, California | July 22, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good selection, including some things I havent seen elsewhere in Virginia, such as Perennial. Very few of the bottles, even the IPAís are in the fridge however. Prices donít seem that bad compared to what I am used to paying. All in all a pretty good place that I plan to return to.
DiarmaidBHK (739) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | May 27, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 13/20
As you can deduce from the title wine is the main thing here and takes up the majority of the floor space. They have 12-14 coolers full of six packs and an aisle of local, national, and international craft. I didnít get the musty smell that Magsinva got but I did notice a few of the bottles were past their sell-by date which often happens at mom and pop shops like this. I did like the food truck sitting in the parking lot. Thatís a neat touch. But the biggest concern I have is the pricing. Though they had. A few bottles I hadnít seen before the prices were high even compared to DC. Itís a very good bottle shop and the staff seemed friendly but I donít think itís the best in the state.
magsinva (144) Virginia | May 26, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Very crowded wine store with a corner for beer. Not very well organized, though if you can find them, they do have some stuff I havenít seen elsewhere. Stock rotation isnít that great because some bottles are dusty and they still have Winter seasonals at the end of May! There was also a musty smell to the store that was offputting. They have some cheese and candy from around the world which is cool, though Iíd check the sale by dates before buying. Location is in the middle of a neighborhood, hard for out of towners to find without a GPS.
Travlr (1686) Washington, Washington DC | April 7, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Extensive beer selection with a good mix of local, regional and international stuff. Large selection of ciders, including some local stuff, which was a plus. Satff was friendly and helpful, and had good recommendations. Definitely worth a stop.
nevets4433 (31) Alabama | September 28, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great staff and a great selection. Everyone is very friendly and Iím glad to have found this tiny little piece of Richmond!
tia (86) Sandston, Virginia | September 21, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 15/20
Will definitely go back. Good selection. Prices are average to a little high. Staff was friendly but I didnít actually need help from them on this trip, so, Iím not sure about knowledge. One patron was a little put off that sheíd been told theyíd have something in that day and they didnít.
Westmeister (62) Atlanta, Georgia | August 16, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Beer selection wasnít huge, but based on what I canít get in Georgia, it had all the stuff I was looking for. It even had some WWS and 120 which I couldnít believe. Other grabs like Firestone Walker Double Jack and Third Coast Old Ale made the trip well worth it. I donít think the guy at the counter knew too much about beer, but thats ok bc I knew what I was looking at. If you are an out of towner then stop in and they are gauranteed to have the goodies you want. However, I thought that the prices were generally $1-$2 more expensive for bombers that I buy in GA.
rollingwood (10) Maryland | February 6, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
In town to look at VCU with my wife and daughter (potential college) and scheduled a planned visit to the store. With Wellís Discount Liquors and The Perfect Pour around Baltimore as two of our regular haunts, our standards are somewhat high (as fellow Marylanders will appreciate). Once Upon a Vine did not disappoint. They stock Founders and Bells (both of which have yet to make it to Maryland, our home state), not to mention Firestoneís Burton-Cask fermented ales (which we purchased at the suggestion of the guy at the register; great guy to chat beer with too, and he gave us spot-on advice on the Firestone IPA and Double IPA; thank you, dude, if you read this!). I donít know whether our daughter will choose VCU, but if Iím ever in Richmond again, Iíll make time to visit.
Easy access off of 95, nice neighborhood; well thought-out selection of beers (lots of wine too, but Iím not a wine-drinker). Knowledgeable and friendly help. And we saved about 10% by not paying Marylandís needlessly high alcohol taxes. Excellent shop!
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