One of the stores I missed most when we moved away from Orange County was Total Wine and More. I remember needed a few bottles of wine for a party and I had no clue how to pick good wine. I guess choosing a bottle by it’s label isn’t always the best decision!
The staff at Total Wine & More in Tustin were so accommodating. They allowed me to explain with what little wine knowledge I had, what I liked and didn’t like about certain wines. That “bite” I didn’t like – well that is called tannin. So they pointed me towards pinot noir and other sweeter reds.
By the time I left the store, I felt like a wine genius.
Since we moved to the Bay Area, I had to go without my beloved wine store.
The newest Total Wine & More in Mountain View is at the perfect location off the 101 and Rengstorff.
I was lucky enough to be invited to the grand opening party to check out the store before it opened last week.
The decor was perfect for Silicon Valley with lots of wood paneling.
Features at this store
- Temperature-controlled wine “cellar” containing first growth Bordeaux and highly allocated wines
- Wine and craft beer tasting
- Cigar humidor
- Large tasting room, can be rented for parties
- Wine & Beer classes to better understand certain drinks – so you really can be a wine genius!
- Walk-In Beer Cooler
I love their recommended wine pics from the staff
Since 1991, Total Wine has been giving back to the community around each store. During the opening party and weekend, donations were given to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.
The champagne toast was Moet & Chandon
If you haven’t tried 21st Amendment ‘Hell or High Watermelon’ – it’s a delicious summer beer.
Plus, Oren’s Hummus Shop was a delightful sight at the party. I am OBSESSED with their soft pita bread and hummus.
Cheese is always a good idea with wine
For your next spring party or BBQ, head to Total Wine & More in Mountain View for all of your beverage needs. With the knowledgable staff, wide selection of drinks, and of course the 5 cent tastings, you are sure to walk away with a new favorite drink.
Total Wine & More in Mountain View
1010 N Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View, CA 94043
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Total Wine & More. The opinions and text are all mine.