Open Hours: Mo to Sa from 11:00 AM to 09:00 PM,Su from 01:00 PM to 06:00 PM,Fr from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Wine Press makes wine shopping easy, with staff recommendations posted for easy perusal and a huge selection of national and ... More
Wine Press (The)
Wine Press makes wine shopping easy, with staff recommendations posted for easy perusal and a huge selection of national and international labels and vintages. The only thing you won't find here is local wine. You will also find a large variety of international beers. The staff is particularly helpful with recommending the perfect wine for any occasion. The store offers wine tastings on some weekends. Call ahead to find out when the next one is scheduled.
The owner, Wally and his manager, Shannon have always been very accommodating when helping me select great wines and beers in my price range. Their mailing list is in-depth and features wonderful bargains, and the descriptions attached to a good majority of the stock reference wine publications like Wine Spectator, Food & Wine and the ever-present Robert Parker.
One of my favorite things about the store are the signs that read, "Please do not use your cell phone in line." Setting aside my myriad issues with cell phones, I think this practice is incredibly refreshing and forces the customer to be attentive to the cashier and their purchase. I love this store and will be a customer for life.
Worst wine store I have been to in a long time. The manager/ I think owner was one of the most rude people I have ever dealt with in a hospitality atmosphere. I work in the business and there prices go right along with there managers. Too bad I just moved into the area.....
The store was fine, but the people who work there are complete jerks. (Honestly, I would use a stronger word to describe them, but I'll avoid that here). When I asked the cashier where I could find a specific priced wine, the manager (a middle-aged woman) who I did not even address answered me in a very snarky way and didn't even bother looking up from her reading to speak to me.
When I was purchasing my wine, the cashier asked my friend if she needed help and she indicated that she was just waiting for me. SO AGAIN the manager/supervisor/store magazine reader butted in and told my friend "she could wait outside." Absolutely ridiculous and rude since we were the only ones in the store. It wasn't like she was in a single persons way.
If this store wasn't so "convenient" they would go out of business because they have horrible attitudes toward customers!
The Wine Press is my favorite place to buy wine. Unlike the big wine stores, The Wine Press seems to sell only wines that they have tried. Almost every wine has a note of explanation or a review on it.
The owner is down to earth and prides himself on finding good wines under $15. I have discovered about a dozen of my favorite wines by periodically going in to sample a mixed case.
The reviewer who said that the place is horrifically overpriced must have some personal axe to grind. Yes, you might save a little by going to Trader Joe's or one of the big stores... but not always. And it's almost impossible to know what you're buying at the big places unless you're trying to buy based on price.
In particular, check out the end of vintage deals at The Wine Press, which provide some outrageous values.
The prices are 30-40% higher than anywhere else in the area. They mark up their products and provide terrible service. I stood in front of the apparent owner/manager for about 5 minutes before she even acknowledged me. When I finally got her attention to ask if they carried a certain type of wine, she snickered at me and pompously said "no" (it's not like I was asking for box o' wine)
Overall- AVOID THIS PLACE, unless you like wasting money.
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