By Kori ~ September 6th, 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 thirteenth in a series of posts to help you find great Washington State wines in the major cities and areas all around the country. Today, Iâ€™m searching for Washington State wine in the San Diego, California area. Whether you live in San Diego or travel there for business or pleasure, we want to help you be able to find and enjoy your favorite Washington wines.
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 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 these strict criteria, I found only two retailers in San Diego, Vintage Wines and The WineSellar & Brasserie, which both have the highest rating of 5-stars on Wine-Searcher but only have a modest selection of great Washington wines. While Beverages and More (i.e. BevMo) is not listed on Wine-Searcher, they have a much larger selection of Washington wines. Since I have personally purchased wines from BevMo in the past and have been pleased with their service, I have included them. Iâ€™m hoping that some of our readers will weigh in with comments if you know of other San Diego wine retailers with a good selection of Washington wines.
When you visit one of these stores, please let me know how you find their service and selection, and donâ€™t hesitate to ask us any questions you might have about any of the Washington wines they are offering.
Beverages and More, 11475 Carmel Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92128
Beverages and More, Mission Valley, 925A Camino de la Reina, San Diego, CA 92108
Beverages and More, 6755 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92121
Beverages and More, 3210 Rosecrans Place, San Diego, CA 92110
The WineSellar & Brasserie, 9550 Waples St, San Diego, CA 92121
Vintage Wines, 6904 Miramar Rd, Suite 201, San Diego, CA 92121
Filed under: American Wine, Great Washington State Wine Available in (City), Washington State Wine