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!
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