France 44 Wines & Spirits
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Reviews by kbaker91:
3.9/5 rDev -7.4%
France 44, for several years when I lived in the neighborhood, was my go-to liquor store. Now it is about halfway between where I work and where I live, so I probably visit the store about 5 or 6 times a year.
The building itself is large, mainly housing the liquor store but also a neat little deli as well. The building is new, built about 9 years ago on the site of the old store location. The main focus of France 44 is on the extensive wine section. Tastings and classes devoted to wine are numerous at this store.
The beer section is towards the back, with a large walk-in cooler as well as regular cooler shelving next to it. The walk-in area has the majority of the foreign & domestic macros, as well as a fairly well-stocked selection of craft 6-&-12 packs. The shelving outside of the walk-in house a decent selection of craft bombers and 750s. A smaller area of singles can be found in the aisle between the coolers and the registers.
I have never had reason to ask for help from the employees here, but have never had a poor experience with the staff.
Prices are a little more expensive than your average liquor store that sells craft beer. It is about what you would expect for this area of town.
Overall, France 44 is a great looking wine store, with a better than average beer selection. The main reason that I visit this store these days is that when local breweries release seasonals, France 44 is sure to have them in stock. That cannot be said about many of the other 'well known' Beerfly beer stores in the Twin Cities, where stock seems to vanish immediately. Worth a visit if you are in SW Minneapolis/Edina.
10-02-2009 18:45:51 | More by kbaker91
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4.86/5 rDev +15.4%
Ive ordered from France 44 numerous times over the years and have had a great experience every time. Their beers are fresh, priced well, and they have a great selection.
What finally prompted me to post a review though is the customer service. My GF got me a gift card for Xmas as she knew I ordered several times a year. After getting the card, I came to realize they can only be used in person. I live in Indiana and unfortunately dont plan on getting up to MN anytime soon, so I emailed Carin and she said I could call in my order anytime using the gift card. I greatly appreciated that. She was great with communication and I had fresh Abrasive two days after ordering.
This place has my highest recommendation and I will continue to order as often as my wallet allows.
01-26-2014 05:26:39 | More by Skye1024
France 44 Wines & Spirits in Minneapolis, MN
93 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.