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Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed January 13, 2021 via mobile

5 stars for excellent recommendations. 1 star because the owners were not wearing masks during my last two visits. This is not a large store and it is difficult to socially distance. I will not be able to return unless they wear masks or the...pandemic is over. I have a feeling it will be a LONG time. What a shame.More

Date of visit: January 2021
scoongilli, Owner at The Wine to Buy, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2021

You seem like a nice person but i'm very suspicious that this maybe a politically motivated review. First of all, this forum is to recommend the goods and services of a business. This does not seem to meet that criteria. Second of all, if by...More

Reviewed August 27, 2020

I’ve been a client of Mitch and The Wine to Buy.com for 5 years. Great selection with the lowest prices with as much personal service as you want. We all get too many emails from various businesses. The Wine to Buy.com is the only one...I read completely. I have purchased many cases of the special deals Mitch finds. All have been superb. Also he has put together gift cases which I have sent to friends. If you enjoy wine this is Sarasota’s Best Wine store.More

Date of visit: August 2020
scoongilli, Owner at The Wine to Buy, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2020
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Reviewed May 19, 2020

mItch is the best, knows his stuff and has access to things no one else does. Reminds me of the guys i dealt with when i lived in NYC.

Date of visit: March 2020
scoongilli, Owner at The Wine to Buy, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2020

thank you

Reviewed January 13, 2020 via mobile

We have known Mitch and Gary for 30+ years. The variety is fantastic and they have wines like Turley that simply are not available elsewhere. Super user-friendly place with the high-end wines at great prices and recs for fab wines for those of us who...are budget- oriented.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 20, 2019

Mitch is a real wine afficionado. He knows his stuff and is happy to find you exactly what you are looking for at a reasonable price. His store is always well-stocked. He does wine tastings at exciting locations as well as in the shop and...they are always well received. If you are in the market for any kind of wine, be sure to stop in and ask - I'm sure you will find exactly what you are looking for! Thanks, Mitch, for all the advice over the years.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed January 29, 2019

Great place to find any wine matched to what you like. Mitch has an excellent variety of unique wines not found in box stores and very reasonable priced. Most important give him a price range and what you are looking for and he with find...it. No pressure, no budget too small....he will match his selections to you. If you are looking to splurge he has some rare wines and vintages you just won't find . Great helpful website .More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed November 13, 2018

I wish we had found this place earlier. This year we stumbled upon it while looking in the shops of Gulf Gate. The guy running it is very friendly and helpful. There's a huge selection of wines, and at good prices. This place is worth...looking for.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Wide selection by a knowledgeable merchant, the best prices in town and he's an honest man. What else could you ask from a wine shop?

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Mitch has every wine imaginable and if he doesn’t he will try to find it for you. Great wine tastings also. Not your big box wine store

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

I have been collecting wines for over 30 years and have purchased wines from the finest retailers in the USA from Berkeley California to NYC. I can honestly say that Mitch’s knowledge of wines and his ability to secure wines that nobody in the west...coast of Florida has is remarkable. I can only say that if you are a wine snob or just a person looking to buy one bottle of Pinot noir run don’t walk to his storeMore

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed July 17, 2018

I like wine. I like to buy everyday wines as well as wines for special occasions. "The Wine to Buy" offers wines for any occasion at unbeatable pricing. Ask for "Mitch" and he'll help match a wine to your pallet and your price range. Once...you try this wine shop, you'll become a regular here. Also have great wine tasting events. Amazing gem right here in Sarasota, Florida.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

I don't usually write reviews but I discovered a GREAT little wine shop in Sarasota, FL. - (thewinetobuy.com)! Mitch Soffer is the owner and he literally is a walking encyclopedia of wine info (and a fun guy as well)! It's a very unique store with...a fabulous selection of excellent wines, a beautiful wine bar, a big screen TV and a super sound system so customers can get their kicks from Pandora to Real News. . . . . AND Mitch's website will get you some of the BEST wine prices (shipped to your door if you like) AND his awesome wine tastings are the talk of the town! I'll stop in every time I visit Sarasota but in the meantime, I can follow everything on thewinetobuy.com Thanks Mitch! "JP"More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed May 29, 2018

Having known Mitch (owner) and his wife Deb for many years you are not going to find a more knowledgeable and nice guy from which to buy wines. Store is well stocked with great variety.

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed May 26, 2018

Some wine shops are so big that you don't know where to start. Others have no selection at all. This shop is simply terrific. The wines are carefully and intelligently chosen. You might call the selection "well curated." The service is terrific. If wine is...your thing, this is the place to go in the Sarasota area.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed January 26, 2018

This place is awesome! The owner is awesome and super helpful! Came in to get some wine shipping boxes and he hooked me big time in a time of need. Will be back for sure! The little dog is pretty darn cute also.

Date of visit: January 2018
scoongilli, Owner at The Wine to Buy, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2018


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