If Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and ritual madness, were to materialize out of thin air and gaze upon Total Wine, he would probably drop to his knees, shed a single tear, and claim it as his new temple. It features a selection of more than 8,000 wines (2,000 of them not available elsewhere), 2,500 beers, 3,000 spirits, and a cigar humidor. In summation, Total Wine and More has more booze in it than your dad’s college buddy at a family barbecue, making it the best liquor store in Seattle. 525 N.E. Northgate Way Suite 5, 365-0572
First runner-up: Trader Joe’s
Second runner-up: Pete’s in Eastlake
Honorable mention: Esquin, Downtown Spirits
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