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The Wine to Buy

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Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible

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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...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank norskies
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
1  Thank Albert C
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
Thank Gracieonthebeach
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...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank SRQ4576
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...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank William M
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...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank wineguy941
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
1  Thank Murray A
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...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
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
Thank Adam R
scoongilli, Owner at The Wine to Buy, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2018


Reviewed January 21, 2018

I am in Naples, FL and needed to urgently source a particular, highly-rated pinot for a dinner this weekend. I searched shops online all over the country. By the time I found the wines reasonably priced at a shop in Sarasota just a few hours...More

Date of visit: January 2018
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scoongilli, Owner at The Wine to Buy, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

Greatly appreciated!

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