Second Place: Once Upon a Vine
Third Place: Kroger
Sure, it’s a big box. But when that box is filled with the region’s largest and arguably most diverse selection of beer and wine, so what? Clearly, Richmond doesn’t mind, having chosen Total Wine, with locations in Midlothian on Robious Road and on West Broad Street in Henrico County, as the best place to buy boutique beer. Which brings us to the first runner-up, Once Upon a Vine. What the selection lacks in vastness it makes up in diversity. If Total Wine doesn’t carry that rare microbrew or vintage wine that you’re looking for, it’s a safe bet that Once Upon a Vine does — or knows where you can get it. And who hasn’t stopped by Kroger for groceries only to get a bit distracted in the beverage aisle?