why first vine?Exclusivity: We carry a unique and highly edited selection of quality wines not available elsewhere in the Washington DC area.
Convenience: You can order online anytime day or night, and we'll deliver to your door at a time convenient for you. We also ship to 36 states.
Value: first vine is an importer and a retailer. This allows us to offer our wines at lower prices than other non-importing retailers charge for comparable quality wines from the same region by eliminating the distributor step from the sales chain.
Pairing well with food: The European wines we've selected pair particularly well with nearly all foods and also have sufficient character to be consumed without accompaniment. Many "New World" wines are delicious alone, but are difficult to pair with foods.
Knowledge of and Passion for the Wines: We've developed personal relationships with wine producers in France, Spain, and Italy, and use that knowledge to impart a sense of place to the product, as well as suggesting foods that these wines complement particularly well.
Covid-19 update: This is a stressful time and it's worth a reminder that the CDC guidelines for moderate alcohol consumption recommend one drink per day for women and two per day for men. You can read more about these guidelines and other facts about alcohol here.