France 44 Wines & Spirits

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France 44 Wines & SpiritsFrance 44 Wines & Spirits
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

4351 France Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55410-1371
United States

(612) 925-3252 | map
france44.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
67
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
8.61%
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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 67
Reviews by kbaker91:
Photo of kbaker91
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%

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.

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4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of chazmcbro
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Super clean, well organized store. Two things I noticed that made me feel good about shopping here were that 95% of the beer is kept in coolers, and things that were close to their "best by" date were marked down. This lets me know that they care about the beer having the best possible representation under their control. The other thing I liked was the staff recommendation tags. I have no idea who any of those people are, let alone know their palates, but if they're well organized and care about the beer as previously mentioned, I'm going to trust the staff is well educated on what they're recommending as well. Overall a very pleasant and comfortable shopping experience.

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4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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Their selection is good and they keep about 90% of their beer refrigerated which helps prevent stale beer. They also have a wonderful little cheese shop where you can get a baguette and some epoisses to go with your beer.

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France 44 Wines & Spirits in Minneapolis, MN
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