Topline Wine & Spirit

Best Party Supplies, October 2009
 
Hidden in an industrial center for more than 20 years, Topline Wine & Spirit combines the personal service and folksy wisdom of Trader Joe’s with the warehouse inventory and low prices of Costco. The store may look bare-bones, but the choices—wines, spirits, and loads of champagne in a French room—are well curated and not without delights: rare Serbian plum brandies, say, or 200-year-old Scotch labels. It also sells glassware, bar tools, and gift items like dog-shaped cognac bottles. The store describes the Santa Ema merlot here as a great value and real crowd-pleaser. The same can be said for Topline.