Addy Bassin’s MacArthur Beverages is Washington DC's leading retailer and importer of fine wines and spirits. Over the years we have garnered the reputation as one of America’s best wine merchants by importing wines directly from Europe and reselling them to private clients throughout the United States and the world.

MacArthur Beverages was founded in 1957 by Addy & Ruth Bassin and is located at 4877 MacArthur Blvd., in  Washington DC.  We have been at our current address since 1962.  Ruth Bassin and her two daughters are the sole owners of MacArthur Beverage. Addy Bassin made ‘front page’ news in 1977 when he set the world record for the highest price ever paid for a single bottle of wine, an 1806 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, for $14,450.00. 

In 1985 MacArthur Beverages became the first and only store to offer California Wine Futures. This addition has been extremely successful for the vintners, our customers and our futures program.  With our commitment to bringing our customer the best wines at the best price, our innovation and dedication continues. 

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