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    Total wine has arrived in nassau county!!!

    Back in 2009, I was on a 4 month detail in Tucson, AZ. Several times while driving in either direction on the highway south of the city, I noted a place called Total Wine. Stopped in there to see if they had my favorite wine (MD 20/20 - not really) and was amazed to find a huge warehouse type wine, booze and beer store. The next year I was again in AZ for 4 months and shopped there as needed. Their selection is huge and their prices were relatively low, lower than anywhere else I bought my booze out there.

    About a year and a half ago, I found out there is Total Wine in CT. Never got the chance to stop there though I had wanted to do so. Then forgot all about it.

    On Wednesday this week, I worked in LIC and took the LIRR to get there. There was a sign for Total Wine at the LIRR station. Yes, Total Wine has come to Nassau County, it is located next to Walmart on Old Country Road in Westbury. I stopped there today after about a two to two and a half hour pain in mine arse shopping trip to the madhouse known as Costco. I got so carried away looking around trying to find this or that when I meant to be there only 10 or 15. I needed to get home and drop off the haul from Costco and then pick up a rifle to bring to UPS to ship to my son. That now has to wait until Tuesday because I must have been in there for well over an hour trying to find stuff - their system of stocking the shelves leaves something to be desired. Anyway, I wound up spending a tidy sum on some of my favorites and saved money over getting it where I normally buy it. For instance, a 750 ml bottle of Schladerer Kirschwasser (supposedly a cherry brandy but it tastes more like white lightning or moonshine than brandy). It normally costs me $49.99 where I buy it; at Total Wine, the same bottle was just under $35.99! The wife likes Nurnberger Gluhwein, a spiced wine from Germany. I normally pay $9.99 per bottle. I bought a case of 6 at $5.84 per bottle (individual bottles went for $6.49 each). They also had something I have not drunk in well over 35, maybe 40 years - Mellow Corn (100 proof corn whiskey). It was only $10.99 for a 750 ml bottle, I bought two - one for a gift for a guy who drank it with me way back when and one as snakebite medicine to put on the shelf until I get bitten. They also have a beer side (not allowed to sell liquor, wine and beer in the same store in mega-regulated NY state, so it was an attached but different store set-up of the same name where they sold the beer. That was emptier than the booze side but has a huge selection of beers and ales.

    I could become an alcoholic shopping there although I must say it too was a madhouse with all the Christmas shoppers in there. I want to take about a three hour tour of the place after the holidays kind of like they were supposed to do on The Minnow. Who knows, I may buy enough booze to last a lifetime of being shipwrecked on a desert island just like Gilligan and the all rest. It has only been open about a month, or so I was told by an employee. Maybe that is why a couple of other workers there told me they did not have things I asked for but then I found them on my own. They have some bugs to work out but I am sure that will happen and it will be my go to liquor store when I am purchasing in quantity. My local mom and pop store (literally so) will still get my business for a bottle or three. Anyway, I highly recommend Total Wine - based on my prior experience and my shopping tonight - for somewhat large quantity purchases.
    Retired and loving it.

    #2
    Attempted to go there last Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately being in one of the busiest shopping centers, and next to a Walmart, I couldn't find a single spot in the parking lot. And the way those Walmart shoppers drive, I was lucky I escaped the parking lot without getting my truck hit.
    Evil beware, Postal Bob is here!
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      #3
      I only stopped there today because I figured I had best get anything we might need next week from Costco and I am definitely not shopping there this coming week. I just left my car parked and walked over the short distance to total Wine. Both places were insane madhouses and probably will get worse as the week progresses.
      Retired and loving it.

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        #4
        I’ve been it and picked up some liquor. Big place, has a lot of everything. Prices are ok as well. You’re in and out fairly quickly. I’d recommend stopping by.
        NRA Lifetime Member / NRA RSO & Certified Pistol Instructor
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          #5
          Wine Guy in Smithtown is Destro approved. A nice forum member also manages there and occasionally gives Destro bourbon sample shots.

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            #6
            Any wine that shuts my wife up is approved

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              #7
              Originally posted by Destro View Post
              Wine Guy in Smithtown is Destro approved. A nice forum member also manages there and occasionally gives Destro bourbon sample shots.
              So good it makes destro refer to himself in 3rd person lol

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                #8
                Originally posted by Dank27 View Post

                So good it makes destro refer to himself in 3rd person lol
                Yeah, that's the joke. Hell, when you get a mancrush thread made about you with 50,000 views and have been on the forums for a decade you are a local celebrity.
                I'll be signing empty bourbon bottles for all my fans in the Wine Guy parking lot.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Destro View Post

                  Yeah, that's the joke. Hell, when you get a mancrush thread made about you with 50,000 views and have been on the forums for a decade you are a local celebrity.
                  I'll be signing empty bourbon bottles for all my fans in the Wine Guy parking lot.
                  Lol fair enough.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Destro View Post
                    Wine Guy in Smithtown is Destro approved. A nice forum member also manages there and occasionally gives Destro bourbon sample shots.
                    Well shit they have a whiskey club. I know where I'll be going soon.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Destro View Post
                      Wine Guy in Smithtown is Destro approved. A nice forum member also manages there and occasionally gives Destro bourbon sample shots.
                      Which place? Always looking to support someone that supports our local interests. Though recently I've been enjoying double ipa's .

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Denny View Post

                        Which place? Always looking to support someone that supports our local interests. Though recently I've been enjoying double ipa's .
                        A fellow member on both boards (similar theme name to mine) works or worked (haven't been there in a bit) at the Wine Guy in Smithtown on Jericho Tpk. Awesome large store with great selection and great prices, and I'm saying that as an borderline alchy AND a liquor and wine aficionado.

                        http://www.thewineguyli.com/

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                          #13
                          Finally had the chance to stop into total wine and spirits. And holy shit it’s amazing. The Home Depot for booze!

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