Friday, November 14, 2008

New Wine Store

The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control will open it's second store dedicated to the sale of select wines on Friday, November 14th. The store,which will boast an inventory of over 5,000 different items, is located at 280 West Harris Avenue (1602 South 300 West) in Salt Lake City and will be open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 10pm. It is over 12,000 sq. ft. in size and has plenty of parking. The stores beautiful design and experienced wine staff will make shopping for the perfect wine a pleasant experience. But, for those patrons who prefer the adventure of finding their wine or have an inclination toward the techno age, the store has a kiosk equipped with computers programmed to help them help themselves find the perfect wine or champagne to accompany any meal. Utah has long been known for its expansive selection of fine wines produced both domestically and world wide. State wine buyers say that consumers in other states may be able to find the same products offered in our wine stores, but they would be hard pressed to find them all under one roof.

So what does this have to do with beer? Well, if it's anything like the SLC Wine Store it should have a better selection of craft and imported suds and this is a good thing for beer lovers on the west side of town. As I write this, the stores grand opening is still four hours away. So I can't be certain about the selection. If your in the area, stop in and let us know how the selection is. And don't forget the AHA Rally at Squatters tonight at 6:00 pm. Cheers!

11 comments:

Ed said...

Great wine store... No beer.

Mikey said...

Yeah Ed, I just got back from there also. I found only four beers and one cider. Bummer...

Ed said...

Ahh, I missed those. Were they in that corner with the booze?

Since I had my hopes up - I went to the "old" wine store, and scored some Sierra-Nevada Celebration, Full Sail Wassail, and Firestone Walker Pale. Turned out to be a good trip after all...

Douglas said...

Hopefully they will get some nice beer soon. I appreciate the already decent selection that the State Stores have, but lets keep getting new and good stuff in.

Mikey said...

Damn Ed, sounds like you and I were on parallel courses today. I also picked up the Celebration and Wassail today at the same store. Great minds....

Ed said...

Wow - We're like a couple of girls getting our cycles synced up.

Okay... Maybe not so much.

colbylee said...

The only beer they sell in Chimayo (I think that's how you spell it.) They're not planning on selling any beer anytime soon...they might but it's unlikely. They do sell high end whiskey and scotch. They should make a beer store or on that specializes in beer.

Heather said...

Do you know if the sell Vampire Vineyard's wines? It might be worth the drive up from Provo to take a look.

Mikey said...

Heather, I checked their list. No Vampire Vineyards. Here's a link to the wine list though. Cheers! http://www.dsamh.dhs.utah.gov./DABC_BETA/DABC/Pricelist/DisplayPriceList.aspx?DivCd=P

Don LaVange said...

I like the beer selections in the Draper (point of the mountain) store. For Utah County, where I live, Lindon is pretty damn good. Angie is always trying to get new beers in. But, I'm running out of new ones to try.

Don LaVange said...

Heather, I know that Vampire stuff is sold in Lindon. Haven't tried it.