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Fine Wines International
2230 Palou Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94124

Fine Wines International has been the source for the world's finest and rarest wine since our inception in 1980. Based in San Francisco, we are a second generation wine merchant with decades of deep experience in sourcing, cellaring and shipping wines from the best vineyards in France, Italy and California to your home or office. We have wines for tonight, for special occasions, for long-term aging and for gifts. As we have an extensive inventory in stock, we can ship and deliver immediately.

We utilize all of our experience and time tested judgment to acquire only wines that have impeccable provenance. Utilizing our global network of long standing relationships in the wine community, we carefully procure mainly large parcels of wine. These are usually in original wood cases (owc) purchased directly from the producers or through their agents. We inspect and verify every bottle and offer only those that meet our rigid inspection criteria. Rare wines are a constantly depleting resource, making reacquisition increasingly difficult.

Once the wines are received we take great pride in maintaining them in temperature and humidity controlled containers at all times. Our willingness to take on the responsibility to properly cellar and mature the best wines for maximum enjoyment is what separates us from our competitors. While most wine merchants deal mainly in newer releases, we specialize in wines which are approaching or at their zenith. A ten year old Burgundy is more likely to be reaching maturity than a classified Bordeaux from the same vintage which may be approaching its peak drinking window.

We make every effort to ship the same day, pending weather conditions. The wines are inspected again prior to packing and are then shipped via express service to minimize transport time. We also offer free shipping on any order of $600 or more in the continental US. Order from Fine Wines International and you can have your wine delivered to your travel destination.

One of the great benefits and pleasures of our business is the opportunity to taste most of the wines we offer for sale. We are delighted to share our knowledge and experience in helping you make your wine selections.

When contacting Fine Wines International you will receive personalized attention from professionals who are passionate about the wines we offer. We hope our enthusiasm for wine will be transferred to you.

By listening to you, we can procure the right bottles for all of your occasions. If you have a favorite wine or wines that you especially enjoy we can, in most cases, find you wines of a similar style that you will likely enjoy as well.

Many of our clients purchase wines for long-term investment and we are happy to pass along our experience in this area. For those cellars, we can assist you in the evaluation of your current inventory and with your current wine needs.

We hope that you will experience the same joy and excitement we do with the great wines of the world.