We are the leading company in France for antique wines and great wines.

As one of the world’s foremost antique-wines merchants with 15 years of experience, Frédéric Beal buys and sells fine wine in quantities ranging from complete cellars to cases and individual bottles. Buying a bottle at Le Livre de Cave is a well-known top quality label.

The location of Le Livre de Cave in the heart of the 7th arrondissement in Paris reflects the uncomparable quality of our antique wine offer.

Le Livre de Cave offers choices of wines from the XXth, XIXth and even the XVIIIth Centuries from the greatest domains: Château Lafite Rothschild, Domaine Leroy, Domaine de la Romanée Conti, Domaine du Comte Liger Belair…

We have all great vintages since 1835 and the best vintages such as 1947, 1982, … We offer our collector clients some incredible bottles full of history such as Armagnac 1893 (2L), Armagnac 1900 and many other fantastic products.

We are proud to provide our clients around the world a personal and tailored on demand service.

We specialize in selling, buying, managing cellars, fairness opinions (valuation).

Le Livre de Cave is the place where wine connoisseurs mingle and share their knowledge with those who long to discover the world of wine.

As an eminent personality of French wineries, Mr Frédéric Beal regularly attends the best wine tastings with the local producers in their cellars in Bordeaux and Burgundy best vineyards.


Le Livre de Cave offers an impeccable selection of rare wines and wines of the day by buying directly from professionals and private owners.

At the cellar

We offer a selection of wines from the most prestigious domains:

  • Burgundy, Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, Domaine J.F Mugnier, Domaine de la Romanée Conti…
  • Rhône Valley, Domaine de Marcoux, Domaine Rayas…
  • A Bordeaux, Petrus, Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Mouton-Rothschild, Château Haut-Brion.

Professional clientele

We purchase wine from reliable and serious businesses and cellars who adhere to a high quality level of wine preservation.

Private Owners

We have access to a network of fine wine collectors from whom we purchase vintages that are no longer available at the domain itself. We of course have a high standard of quality control before any purchase. And often enough, those collectors are also our clients.


We offer our clients the possibility to store their bottles in a private space of our cellar dedicated to this precise need.

Impeccable wine storage is a requirement that we approach with utmost seriousness.


Our expertise is at your service, be it to create your own cellar, purchase rare wines, or organize wine tasting events to discover new wines from all over the world or taste exceptional vintages.

We sell young vintages with geographic restrictions.

Our clientele is mostly comprised of private owners on an international level: collectors, aficionados, and those who come to us for the perfect unique gift (birthday or anniversary year vintage).

We also work with a few professionals: palaces, great restaurants and fine wine dealers.