ALEYEAST, 1st, I didn't call you an internet troll. Second, you are entitled to your opinion as is everyone else in the world. I was simply stating the fact that you never seem to have anything nice to say about anything. That's all. You're a beer geek... we get that. You seem to know loads about beer and wine. Good for you. It just seems that with all your negative comments, there must be at least 1 positive comment you could make.
And I have been in Bottles. And I agree with you, the wine selection is somewhat limited and the beer selection is pretty good. They're not trying to be another CBX. And neither is Total Wine. Each of these stores has their own niche, and I think they all do a pretty good job at filling that niche. I wasn't trying to insult you. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!!! Cheers!!!
whateverzzz & kma71- I am the internet troll? I do not blast other peoples opinions with no factual backup. I will gladly give you my email so you can contact me. When asked, I have given countless free advice to shop owners who unfortunately mostly ignore it. I gave them an honest review, they can act on it or not. They are in the honeymoon period of business, customers like myself will see them throuhg the long haul.
As a side note, I can pretty much guarantee I have dropped more cash in Bottles than the the two of you combined.
Wine selection appears to be improving, still annoyed at multiple placements, and would like to see some more wines laying down and better organized. Oh wait that's an opinion and that is apparently frowned upon in this forum.
Bottles is awesome! What a novel idea for a storefront in the Charleston area. Way to go!
"aleyeast" is the definition of an internet troll. Pay him/her no mind. He talks a good game in the comfort of his Internet world, but I doubt he has the balls to actually voice his "feedback" to the owners/managers he claims to be trying to help "make things better".
Keep up the good work! I look forward to my next visit. :)
I am glad you agree. It is you who commented on my post, not the other way around. I see this is a trend with you, very original.
My advice to you is to go in to Bottles, and give it an honest review. You never even reviewed it, just trashed other peoples opinion. I would be willing to bet my background knowledge of the subject is magnitudes away from yours.
I didn't argue any of your points because I believe that you don't have the capacity to comprehend any comments against your point of view. Because after reading several of your comments, not just about Bottles, I have come to the conclusion that YOU are the most important person in your life. Carry on...
I will just give them 5 stars like everyone else who has absolutely no clue does; will that make you happy.
I notice you don't argue any of my points, likely because you do not have the capacity to argue them.
My comments can be used by the owners however they wish. My hope is they use them to make things better.
I based my opinions on about six visits.
Hey ALEYEAST, do you ever have anything nice to say??? Are you one the co-owners of the CBX?? Is that why you insist on putting down Bottles and Total WIne???? Just wondering...
This is a mini total wine (some staff included).
Wine selection is fairly limited, Beer is probably a quarter of what CBX jams into their store, and about equal toi the better piggly wigglys. Lot of losers mixed in to the beer section; in about a year people will be cautioning you to watch dates on the beer. Liquor selection is good, but poorly organized.
I also hate placing the same item throughout the store, very annoying.
Staff is not at all educated in the products (this goes up to management)
Super excited about this great addition to Mount Pleasant. Really enjoyed the tasting last night. Silver Palm is a great wine and so glad I can now buy it in Charleston. Love all the choices. The staff is so knowledgeable and friendly. Plus the prices are great too!!
@Timmons, my first thought too. why would they need seats? Also, too much of a liquor selection? I have never heard of such a thing. Bottles is a great addition to Mt P and I will surely do most of my wine and liquor shopping there.
I've been there three times and welcome their selection to East Cooper in general. I didn't get to the Grand Opening, but was there just after the soft opening and since. It isn't Total Wine, but then it is a third the size and actually in my (work) neighborhood. I would say that wine diversity is their area of least strength and the "beyond too large" liquor selection certainly could have been sacrificed a bit to this end. However, I certainly had no trouble finding something nice in the bourbon department. Local Terrapure FTW!
The growler station is plentiful; I've been able to find a good price on whatever kind of wine or beer I was seeking, and the staff is legitimately friendly and helpful up to and including recommendations.
@Mr. Connoisseur, Esquire: I have to take exception to the comment about egress from Moultrie Plaza, though... there's a traffic light for left turns, three other exits for right turns, a side street to cut over to Shem Creek. Heck, I'm sure you could land a helicopter in that lot if that's what the problem was. Between that and the seating comment, you lost me.
When did seating become expected in alcoholic beverage retailers? Inquiring minds want to know.
So when did they have 2 "Grand" Openings? They had what in the world of retail is called, a "soft" opening a few weeks before. But I only saw and heard of 1 Grand Opening. And I agree with nofaith, lawyers should stay out of liquor stores on their lunch breaks... And their beer selection is pretty good. They don't have room yet for singles, but I was told that would be in the near future as well.
Ahhh...attorney's who go to a wine store for lunch. At least you aren't surgeons...
Great addition to East Cooper. Hate making the trek to West Ashley's Total Wine.
I'm confused by the hoopla about "Bottles", but more so that they felt compelled to have not 1, but 2 Grand Openings in the last 5 weeks! Why is that? I have to admit I so looked forward to a store like this coming to East of the Cooper for quite sometime like a lot of people. So, when I recently read in late November that they were having another Grand Opening Celebration I decided to take a few of my attorneys during our lunch break. I have to be honest...much to all of our dismay we were extremely disappointed with the wine and beer inventory as well as the selections we saw. The wine and beer sections are smaller than what I would've expected from the marketing/advertising I saw, but the liquor store was beyond too large. I guess the old saying is spot on in our opinion of Bottles, "don't always believe what you hear or read"!
Positives: Pricing is fair, but not great; staff is friendly!
Negatives: Wine and Beer inventory and selections; Walk-in Cigar Humidor was non-existent with tiny inventory and selections; No place to sit down if you wanted too; Bad location and extremely difficult to get in and out of Moultrie Plaza!
The store has a nice selection of beer and wine...Cigar Humidor needs some help...As for the liquor, Dantes right down the street next to the Pig has the best prices in town for booze...And the staff is easy on the eyes!
We went for the opening party and had a blast! Such a great staff, kegs, awesome selection and parking! Makes me want to throw a party.
This place is awesome! I have already been twice as its the only place around where I've found a huge selection of wine, beer and liquor all under one roof. Their wine selection is incredible – and at great prices. We have been needing a beverage superstore like this in Mt Pleasant for a long time.
Well played, Josh. Well played. I'll file this under "high-quality internets."
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