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Truely a customer-friendly store! The staff tries very hard to learn your tastes and as a result, they are very helpful with wine selections and recommendations. Their weekly wine tastings are absolutely the best around, not only for the higher-than-average quality of the wine that you get to taste, the generous pours, the excellent selection of cheeses (and often more) to compliment the wines being poured, the caliber of wine makers that come to pour their own wines and share their stories, the friendly staff, etc. They also have superb wine dinners at quality locations where, generally, the food equally matches the stellar wine selections. One of my favorite things about special events is when staff and/or customers will often finish by sharing choice bottles from their own cellars. This has been an excellent venue for tasting aged wines, which allows one to imagine how the present stock will taste in years to come. Meritage also does multiple annual charity fundraisers which often result in sizable donations. Everything about this store is done absolutely first rate...always...even the lovely, always fresh, flower arrangements! As a funny aside, even out of town friends, once they've tried a Meritage event/weekly wine tasting, try to plan their business trips/vacations to encompass at least one Meritage event during their visit! Once hooked... they "reel" you in!
No question about it...they're TOPS! The wines are reasonably priced, well chosen, and always represent quality. So many great wines and too little time...a nice "problem" to have! Meritage Wine Market is one of our favorite "finds" in San Diego!
Vote: Wine Shop
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