Having a liquor store open up in a city where you can find alcohol practically everywhere can obviously cause skepticism. One might wonder how a store like this would survive in New Orleans, and why on Earth they would open a location here. However, after speaking with a local resident about it, it's easy to see how Total Wine & More could easily become your new favorite location for all things alcohol.
Shale Silva is a local wine and liquor enthusiast and a regular customer at Total Wine & More. When asked why he thinks the store will last here in New Orleans, Silva was quite frank. "Well, name one store that is as big as Total Wine and has more variety than them," he said.
Total Wine & More has over 6,000 wines, more than 2,000 bottles of liquor with over 15 types of spirits, and over 1,000 different types of beer to choose from. Not only is their selection massive, but one can shop by country and region, with wine having over 10 countries to choose from.
"Going to Total Wine & More is an experience," Silva said. "I find myself enlightened when discovering their huge selection."
Not only is there a wide range of spirits, wine, and beer,
but they provide customers with assistance from Total Wine Professionals, so
you're never lost when selecting a good bottle of vino. With their wine training,
which includes over six tests, help is guaranteed when shopping in Total Wine
"Through a comprehensive curriculum, which touches on a wide variety of information— ranging from history and terroir to iconic winemakers and esoteric grape varietals—the program gave me the tools to help the people who come into my store find the right bottle for the right occasion," said Aaron Enskat, on the company website.
The experience of Total Wine & More is an affordable and unique way to learn about wine and more. With prices lower there than most surrounding stores, this spot is bound to thrive.
So, has this dispelled any doubts about this one-of-a-kind liquor store? Yes. If there's one thing that you learn from growing up in New Orleans, it's that we locals love a good drink. Therefore, being able to purchase liquor at a low price and also have the opportunity to learn about your favorite wines and spirits is a win-win.