2013 Holiday Wine Preview
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Ingersoll Wine & Spirits opened its doors in March 1987. The Iowa legislature just a year prior decided that it would leave the function of selling liquor to private industry. Coinciding with this decision meant that Iowa liquor stores would no longer be staffed by state employees but by individual private entities including even grocery stores. Over time former state-operated liquor stores would disappear. The impact was perhaps most noticeable in more rural parts of the state where stores existed more by administrators than private enterprise. One by one across the state and even in more urban areas many of the former state stores closed.
In the Des Moines area one of the surviving locations was the former state store located at 3503 Ingersoll Avenue. Ingersoll Wine & Spirits soon became one of the state's best known independently owned liquor store successful without a State of Iowa run liquor monopoly. While there are now two store locations in the Des Moines area - a second store location in West Des Moines, our 26 year history marks one of the few Iowa liquor stores that has succesfully operated since the landmark decision to put retail liquor sales in private hands.
Note: To order products, you must be of legal
age to purchase alcoholic beverages in your state.
Note: Online orderers - as much as we strive to have the best
information on our Web site, vintage and price are subject to change. If you
are looking for a specific year of wine or appellation/designation of single
vineyard then please follow-up to our automated e-mail confirming that we have
received your order. Each category has a date of last update. This is your best
indicator as to how current our wine list is for that specific category, i.e.,
chardonnay, merlot, Italy, France, Australia, etc.
Notice to Iowa Customers and those shopping locally for our wines:
the majority of the wines featured on this website are referenced to the inventory
of our West Des Moines store located at 1300 50th Street in West Des Moines,
IA. Both Ingersoll Wine & Spirits store locations have access to wines found
on our website, however if your aim is to shop by stopping into one of our locations
please call ahead of your visit or contact our West Des Moines store so that
we may be better prepared to accomodate your shopping needs.