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Not only a great variety of items available, but amazing customer service! Even if you come in not knowing exactly what you're looking for, their amazing team will help you find the perfect items. Ask for Peter G--he's the best!!
You must go see this ! A rare chance !
I say that all the time! Everytime someone tries to hit off my bottle, I scream, "Hey, hey, hey! The wine mine!"
I LOVE the Wine Mine! Plenty of interesting, tasty wines and friendly, knowledgeable advice for picking the right ones for my preferences. I've gotten so many spectacular reds for embarrassingly low prices--that means more bottles brought home. The $1 Saturday tastings are a fun way to explore new wines and run into like-minded people and banter using our meager or prodigious oenophile talents. You're a fool if you aren't buying your wine here!
LOVE the Wine Mine! Fun on Saturdays and great selection. David and staff are so helpful, not only will they help you pick the wine, but I'd bet they could recommend the food to go with it and tell you how to make it!
Best place to buy wine - Best place to taste wine - Best place to get advice.
David and his crew are making wine shopping fun.
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First time i had this wine was @ Alamo Square Restaurant in SF 5 years ago. It was very good! 2 years ago, went tasting @ their location in Oakland & had a very good time! Their wines are very good & have surpassed Rosenblum in quality. I would highly recommend this local winery!
Great wine and good people. I love their Mourvedres.
Wow! I can't believe this place. A tasting room, awesome food and live music.
Love the Sav Blac. What a great place to go for a romantic, fun place that is so local.
Excellent place for fresh fish. I bought sardines there and they were perfect. I w/ return for more fish soon.
A great resource for those in Berkeley on a budget, and one of the better closeout stores I've experienced. How many times have I been in a Big Lots wishing they had more food and less "stuff?" Grocery Outlet solves this problem.
I think Grocery Outlet must really save some people's asses who are actually poor, and not just on a budget. (Hint: if you can afford to care about eating organic, sustainable, local, or eliminating any particular ingredient for health/environment reasons, as opposed to just trying to put food on the table at all, you're not that poor.) I really wish I'd had one of these in 2002-3 when I was putting groceries on my credit card lest I bounce the rent check. Even for those of us who can afford to be a little pickier -- I try not to do high-fructose corn syrup or bovine growth hormone myself, which does drive up my overall grocery budget -- there are good deals to be had here.
Produce here, like in Chinatown in any city, should be cooked relatively quickly. The meat isn't gonna be grass-fed and grade A, but the situation is the same if you buy a big tube of cheap beef at Safeway. I've really been quite satisfied with the things I've bought here.
The stock is variable (treasure hunt!) but there do seem to be some staples you can rely on always being there. I mean, let's talk CHEAP coffee beans, and big jugs of vinegar, and lots of wine. I wish I knew enough to pick a bottle of wine on criteria other than "style I like that's $4 or less." Maybe someday.
In the past, I would've given Rosenblum 4 stars. However, they were sold about 2 years ago to a large Napa owned company & the wines haven't been the same since! My friends & I have been coming to Rosenblum for over 7 years. We watched the open house Parties go from medium to overcrowded in 4 years (before sale). Once the new owners took over, the Open House events went up by about $10, most of the wines are bitter & very dry (even reds) & there's less food served. We went from buying cases@these events to buying a couple of bottles. That says a lot for the 30-early 40 crowd!
I second the previous reviewer. It was a great place, even a five star place. Staff was great, it was always great to drop by.
Now you get a meager 4 tastings for the money. If they have wine on sale, that does not mean it is for taste (what sense does that make?), no deviation from the tastting menu anymore. Most wine got mediocre. I am no longer a member and won't buy there anymore.
Terrific array of well priced and food friendly wines, nicest staff, great wine makers and a very user friendly wine club make this a stand out in the growing number of great east bay wineries.
Amazing stuff. Now will even be making Gin!
The Star Grocery is the oldest family run business in Berkeley. Opened in 1922 and still going strong!
Big Reds for some along with Peach sparkling for others. Barrel tasting most weekends.
A family winery that makes you feel right at home. Great- unfiltered- wine, friendly and welcoming staff and beautiful art. Its a not to miss place in livermore!
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