The France 44 tasting bars are the most exciting places to be on the weekends! Join us every Friday and Saturday and sample through a wide range of selected wines, beers and spirits. Our tasting bars are always free of charge, and are the perfect way to explore new products and expand your beverage horizons.


Friday 4-7pm & Saturday 1-6pm

  • Alois Caiati Pallagrello Bianco – Italy
  • Alois Caulino – Italy
  • Alois Settimo Casavecchia Pallagrello – Italy
  • Alois Campole Aglianico – Italy
  • Donna Paolina Taurasi – Italy
  • Zanatta Cannonau di Sardegna – Italy
  • Ippolito Res Dei Ciro Blanco – Italy
  • Luccarelli Negroamaro – Italy


Friday 4-7pm
Castle Danger Brewing

We welcome back one of the raising stars in the Minnesota Craft Beer scene. Castle Danger is here this Friday evening to pour some excellent, North Shore beers for you. For the last 4+ years, they have been carving out a healthy chunk of our local beer sales. With a diverse lineup, great recipes, and a newly expanded brewery, Castle Danger is here for the long haul.

We'll be sampling the following:

  • Cream Ale
  • Vienna Style Lager
  • 17-7 Pale Ale
  • White Pine Project IPA
  • George Hunter Stout


From 4-7 Friday come taste through Crooked Water Spirits, a woman owned distillery making bourbon, limited edition rye, gin, vodka and their best selling pre-mixed Old Fashioned in a bottle! They have everything from navy strength gin to citrusy gin, fruity bourbon to toasted vanilla bourbon, and high proof vodka to aged vodka. You're bound to find a winner!

This Saturday from 3-6 we'll be tasting the brand new rye whiskey Old Forester! The first Rye by Old Forester in 150 years, this new rye is great sipped and an awesome cocktail mixer. Of course we'll be sampling their famous bourbon lineup as well. Come warm up with some bourbon at France 44 this Saturday!

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