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 haven’t seen elsewhere. Stock rotation isn’t 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 I’d 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.
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.
Will definitely go back. Good selection. Prices are average to a little high. Staff was friendly but I didn’t actually need help from them on this trip, so, I’m not sure about knowledge. One patron was a little put off that she’d been told they’d have something in that day and they didn’t.
Beer selection wasn’t huge, but based on what I can’t get in Georgia, it had all the stuff I was looking for. It even had some WWS and 120 which I couldn’t believe. Other grabs like Firestone Walker Double Jack and Third Coast Old Ale made the trip well worth it. I don’t 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.
In town to look at VCU with my wife and daughter (potential college) and scheduled a planned visit to the store. With Well’s 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 Firestone’s 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 don’t know whether our daughter will choose VCU, but if I’m ever in Richmond again, I’ll make time to visit.
Easy access off of 95, nice neighborhood; well thought-out selection of beers (lots of wine too, but I’m not a wine-drinker). Knowledgeable and friendly help. And we saved about 10% by not paying Maryland’s needlessly high alcohol taxes. Excellent shop!
My favorite place to buy beer...and it just happens to be closest to my house. great staff, selection, and prices. i love to support locally owned businesses. BTW New Orleans style food cart outside...amazing
The number one reason I go to this place is for the beer I can not get in my state. For example Troegs great stuff and they usually have them and Southern Tier. Great stuff and they have some good vintage stuff.