France 44 About us
For three generations, it's all in the family.
France 44 Wines & Spirits is a family-owned shop in Minneapolis that features a comprehensive selection of spirits, local and imported craft beers, and wine you won’t find anywhere else in the Twin Cities. France 44 started off as a simple bottle shop in 1959 on the outskirts of downtown Minneapolis, owned by Red and Harriet Anderson. It moved to its current location in 1975 and was taken over by Red’s son, Rich, who evolved the business to focus on wine. Rick Anderson, Rich’s son, took over the family business in 2007 and has since expanded France 44 into four neighborhood gourmet lifestyle shops in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

We work hard to offer a truly unique and varied selection at fair prices, and we strive to provide unmatched, personalized service. Our passionate and knowledgeable staff engages with each customer, asking thoughtful questions so that we can better understand their tastes in order to help them discover their next favorite bottle. We love getting to know our customers personally, including their dogs who often frequent our weekend tastings.

We value being a neighborhood store, serving our community and giving back to our customers. We love what we do and that passion for service shines through in the people who make it function every day. In short, we exist to make the world a better place through the connections we make, bringing just a little more joy to everyday life. We hope to see you in the store soon!
About France 44
France 44

A family-owned shop in Minneapolis that features a comprehensive stock of spirits, local and imported craft beers, and wine you won't find anywhere else in the Twin Cities. Our staff specialize in all sorts of libations and will gladly help you find your next favorite bottle.

Open until 9 tonight


France 44 Cheese Shop

A cut-to-order cheese shop and deli that serves made-to-order sandwiches and beer and wine by the glass. Our shelves are filled with edible delights from all over and our spirited staff will help guide you through our array of delicious treats. The Cheese Shop is also the face of France 44 Catering.

Open until 9 tonight


St Paul Cheese Shop

A small but scrappy outpost of the France 44 Cheese Shop. Expect the same hearty sandwiches, high quality products, and warm service, just in a cozier space.

Open until 7 tonight


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