William Cross Wine Merchants

★★★★★
  • 2253 Polk St

    San Francisco, CA 94109

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  • 415-346-1314

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Sun 12pm-8pm, Mon 11am-7pm, Tue 11am-8pm, Thu 11am-8pm, Wed 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm

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I've stopped in several times since moving to Russian Hill and have always gotten good wine recommendations and felt comfortable browsing or just chatting with the staff. Every person I've spoken with there easily qualifies as a true wine enthusiast.

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I've stopped in several times since moving to Russian Hill and have always gotten good wine recommendations and felt comfortable browsing or just chatting with the staff. Every person I've spoken with there easily qualifies as a true wine enthusiast.

Pros: $15 and under wine, convenient location, wine tasting

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Great wine shop, and their Wednesday night wine tasting is fun - guys pouring are very friendly and willing to talk about the wines as much or as little as you want. The better known wine nights can get pretty crowded (italian wines, etc), but still worth going to. (Not really a singles pick up spot -- from a female perspective anyway -- more girls than guys as a general rule, and the guys that come are usually w. someone.)

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★★★★★

Great wine shop, and their Wednesday night wine tasting is fun - guys pouring are very friendly and willing to talk about the wines as much or as little as you want. The better known wine nights can get pretty crowded (italian wines, etc), but still worth going to. (Not really a singles pick up spot -- from a female perspective anyway -- more girls than guys as a general rule, and the guys that come are usually w. someone.)

Pros: small but great wine shop, staff very friendly, suprisingly good prices on stemware (limited selection though)

Cons: parking (it is in Russian Hill, after all)

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Steve and Jeremy are knowledgeable and friendly - and they taste every wine they put on the shelves. They find the hidden gems of Italy, France, Spain, Australia, Germany (and of course California) that drink as if they should cost two or three times their prices. If you were thinking of buying a "ho hum" $10-18 bottle of Cab or Chard at Safeway for dinner or a party, I guarantee the'll find you a bottle that will make you go "wow". If you are looking for harder-to-find, mid-priced regional wines - Southern Italians, Venetos, St Josephs, Chiroubles, Toros, Prioratos - they have those at prices well below more marketed "cousins" of similar quality. And of course they carry the high-end as well. Plus doggie treats for your canine companion!

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★★★★★

Steve and Jeremy are knowledgeable and friendly - and they taste every wine they put on the shelves. They find the hidden gems of Italy, France, Spain, Australia, Germany (and of course California) that drink as if they should cost two or three times their prices. If you were thinking of buying a "ho hum" $10-18 bottle of Cab or Chard at Safeway for dinner or a party, I guarantee the'll find you a bottle that will make you go "wow". If you are looking for harder-to-find, mid-priced regional wines - Southern Italians, Venetos, St Josephs, Chiroubles, Toros, Prioratos - they have those at prices well below more marketed "cousins" of similar quality. And of course they carry the high-end as well. Plus doggie treats for your canine companion!

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Great selection, knowledge of staff and best prices in town!
Tasting on Wednesday are rocking and extremely informative and Wine bar is friendly and services restaurants on the block

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★★★★★

Great selection, knowledge of staff and best prices in town!
Tasting on Wednesday are rocking and extremely informative and Wine bar is friendly and services restaurants on the block

Pros: Prices, Knowledgeable, Friendly

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This is the best place to find high quality wines without necessarily paying high prices. Great, friendly and insighful service with terrific variety with many choices. You tell them a meal you are preparing , and they will show you the best wines to compliment all flavors. They even host wine tastings every Wednesday night

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This is the best place to find high quality wines without necessarily paying high prices. Great, friendly and insighful service with terrific variety with many choices. You tell them a meal you are preparing , and they will show you the best wines to compliment all flavors. They even host wine tastings every Wednesday night

Pros: Terrific Variety, Great Values, Wonderful People

Cons: none

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With a large section devoted to bottles priced at $15 or less and a welcoming, helpful staff, this Russian Hill wine shop is certainly beginner-friendly. The multitude of different wines, however, will please even the…

 

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