By Kori ~ March 1st, 2010.
For years, Iâ€™ve had friends tell me that they canâ€™t find the great Washington State wines that I tell them about where they live. So with the help of Wine-Searcher.com and a lot of legwork, Iâ€™ve set out on a mission to prove them wrong.
This is the seventh in a series of posts to help you find great Washington State wines in the major cities and areas all around the country. So far, the series has featured New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Today, Iâ€™m searching for Washington State wine in the Phoenix, Arizona, area.
Hereâ€™s the format: To be selected, a store first has to have a Wine-Searcher.com rating of 4 or higher on a scale of 1 to 5 for customer service, reliability, etc. Next, it has to stock Washington State wines that we really like. Finally, they need to be an online retailer as well, so that if you donâ€™t live close enough to the store to drop in, you can still purchase their wines.
Based on this criteria, I can only find one Phoenix area retailer to recommend, Total Wine and More, which seems to be the largest wine retailer in the Phoenix market, with five locations in the area. Iâ€™m hoping that some of our readers will weigh in with your comments if you know of other Phoenix area wine retailers with a good selection of Washington wines.
Total Wine and More carries a good selection of Washington State wines, ranging in price from $6 to $60 per bottle. Please let me know how you find their service and selection when you visit in person, and donâ€™t hesitate to ask us any questions you might have about any of the Washington wines they are offering.
Total Wine and More, 17550 North 75th, Glendale, AZ
(Photo by kevindooley)
Filed under: American Wine, Great Washington State Wine Available in (City), Washington State Wine