Houston we don’t have a problem, now that Total Wine and More stores have arrived in the area! I frequently find that many of the “liquor” stores don’t have the wines or even some of the spirits I’m looking for. The same holds true for other stores where there may be more wine, but less spirits or even beer. Wouldn’t it be nice if I could go to one store to get the items I needed to entertain or serve my guests with delicious drinks? There is one now and I was so impressed by the grand opening I can’t wait to continue shopping at Total Wine and More.
Total Wine and More
Two brothers began the Total Wine and More with a small store in Delaware over 20 years ago and there are now has over 153 superstores in 20 states and I’m thrilled that Houston is one of the cities that you can find not one but several stores in. There’s even one opening up even closer to me than the Memorial Drive location I visited for the grand opening.
Total Wine and More says it all. Have you every seen a kid in a candy store? That’s sort of the look on many an adult face as they explored the stores aisles of wine, beer, gifts, spirits and snacks. I found several items that, while local, I couldn’t find at any other store. The wine aisles are separated by type and I also really appreciated the “specials” aisle where a selection of wines were incredibly reasonably priced at $3, $4 and $5.00. And don’t forget to visit the store online to find out what are the limited time specials before you head down the aisles.
Don’t know what wine to serve? Not sure what to bring home since there are so many choices? Helpful staff was available to talk to in the aisles and I received several recommendations.
Other aisles has hard to find beers as well as local beers and specialties. Mr. Money Saving Parent was thrilled to find such beers as 11 Below and Buffalo Bayou, as well as the ability to make his own six pack. I on the other hand was excited to see Yellow Rose Award Winning Whiskey available. While a local brand I can’t find it in many stores.
There are some snacks, mostly in bulk so it is possible to pick up a little something. Don’t forget the mixers – from soda water to sweet and sour and many others to choose from were all available also. It has definitely earned the title of “superstore” in more ways than one.
Tastings and Events
One popular location in Total Wine and More was the tasting centers. I admit to spending quite a bit of time at the tasting center where there were approximately 12 different wines for me to try. The staff was so helpful and listened to my wine preferences and helped me select items to try that tempted my palate as well as find new tastes to explore.
There’s an education center which will be hosting classes as well as beer tastings in the beer area – it’s no aisle it is an an AREA as well as tasting of products in the spirits aisles. It is a really good idea to check the Total Wine and More events page for your location to see what is being served for tastings as well as other special events. Of course I’m not going just for the tasting, but it is nice to know what is going to be there and when and be able to plan some of my trips accordingly.
And There is More to Total Wine and More
I’ve never seen these two options available before at any other store like this one. Total Wine and More also offers a delivery service. You can place your order online and have it delivered to your home or party location. Delivery service is only available at select locations based on state laws, so it’s really important to check to see if it’s available before you place your order.
Or if you want you can place an order online and have them do all the work for you. You simply go into the store and pick up and pay for your items. I really like that service because I frequently find it hard to do the shopping I want to do. Having it ready for in store pick up is a really nice perk.
They also have a gifts section with items from wine fridges to glassware. Novelty gifts are available as well as gift cards and you can even get your gift supplies like a wine bottle bag, greeting cards so before you head to a birthday or need a hostess gift it is one quick stop in and out of the store. Unless of course you get caught up in the aisle of wonderful selections and can’t make up your mind what to buy.
There is one more reason I’m excited about having a Total Wine and More store available in the area. The pricing on many of the products I buy on a regular basis was very reasonable – and less than what I would spend at other stores. That is a big perk especially when you are buying to entertain your friends and family!
Take some time to get to know all about the more at your local Total Wine and More store. You may be pleasantly surprised. I was and I now have a new store to frequent for our favorite specialty adult drinks.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Total Wine & More. The opinions and text are all mine.