International Wines & Spirits Inc. is a family-owned and operated company based in New Orleans, LA Founded in 1980 by Ferdinando and Ivana Taviani. International Wine & Spirits, Inc. is one of the first privately owned wine and liquor wholesale distributors in Louisiana still under its founding management. The company has consistently grown over the years to its present size, while maintaining a small business environment, simplifying communications between clients and vendors. We distribute food, wine, liquor, and beer throughout the entire state of Louisiana. Providing the finest quality products, combined with personalized, consultative service and competitive pricing, is our trademark.
Our knowledgeable sales staff provides a wide array of expertise in the food and beverage industry. They are a select group of individuals that are committed to serving the brands that they represent and their clients evenly. Our salespeople are strategically located throughout the state, concentrated in key markets. Our 16-person outside sales team has over 250 years of combined sales experience.
Thanks to a meticulous and careful selection supported by the 40 year-long experience of the Taviani family and our professional sales staff, International Wine & Spirits Inc. features a wide range of quality products. Wines from distinguished locations such as France and Italy, complemented by a variety of exceptional wines from Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, among others are the key components of our wine portfolio. Our beer portfolio is robust, including over 2800 SKU’s, ranging from beers from classic old-word breweries, to some of the newest microbreweries from around the globe. Our portfolio is further enriched by a choice of an extensive selection of spirits and liqueurs, including some of the world’s premium brands. Our limited specialty food selection, including imported cheese, olive oils, boutique olives, and meats are the perfect complement to our alcoholic products.
We take pride in our business partnership with many of Louisiana’s world-famous restaurants, bars, and retail establishments, and in our close collaboration with their Chefs, sommeliers and owners. Our genuine interest in contributing to their success and our unquestionable expertise have convinced many top-rated establishments to entrust us with the supply of wine, beer, food, and liquor to crown their celebrated culinary creations.