It is in "my opinion" after 5-6 visits, event tastings and the fact that I have spent close to $500 (including an overpriced $35 bottle of champagne for New Years) that... I'm utterly disappointed!
Bottles, is definitely limited in their wine selection and inventory. Their wine selection is 1/5 of Total Wine and maybe a little larger than the average grocery store which is to me is disappointing. The staff knowledge up to and including management is sub-par and uneducated when it comes to descriptions and pairings...also extremely disappointing. The beer selection and inventory is okay, but not great and I feel there are to many "shelf fillers" that will go outdated. Be cautious and careful when buying! They claim on there Facebook page that "Bottles has largest selection of beer in Charleston." I don't think so...even the Beer Guru and well respected writer and columnist Timmons Pettigrew said "Really??". I think they might carry 1/2 of that at Total Wine and maybe 1/4 of what Charleston Beer Exchange jams into there small locations inventory. The liquor selection is good, but over-crowded and poorly organized. The have too much inventory face-outs to the point it's overwhelming in size. The cigar humidor selection and inventory was a joke too!
As I said, it is in "my opinion"...that I give Bottles an "E" for effort (not excellent either) and have to agree with previous comments that their education to close a deal is great, and their staff up to management's product knowledge and education to pairings is disappointing.
I also have to agree with a previous post, it is difficult to get in and out of that plaza regardless of the exits. If you don't go to the light to turn left you'll see what I mean. I was witness to a traffic accident a few weeks ago when someone pulled out from the main entrance.
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