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October 2014 Cellar Specials

Service, selection and competitive pricing have been our legacy over 80 years.

Francos specializes in fine wine and single malt scotch, with selections from throughout the world. We have excellent wines from France – with a large selection from the Burgundy and Bordeaux regions – and from Italy, Australia, Spain, and the US including many outstanding California wines.

While we have wine from the larger known vineyards such as Cakebread, Caymus, Silver Oak, Far Niente, Jadot, and Latour, we also have a wide selection of boutique wines from throughout the world. Our champagne selection includes Dom Perignon, Cristal, and Grand Dame from Veuve Clicquot.

We also take pride in our wide selection of single malt scotch.

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A mid-week trip to Italy ...

2012 Ceretto Dolcetto d'Alba Rossana

This week we are tasting the 2012 Ceretto Dolcetto d'Alba Rossana ($18.99), with Andrea Pace from Ceretto Vineyards. Please join us. (read more). Pictured, the 2012 Ceretto Dolcetto d'Alba Rossana ($18.99).

40 Years of Caymus

2012 Caymus Vineyards 40th Anniversary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Stop in this Saturday October 25th from 1:00 - 5:00PM for a second chance to taste the 2012 Caymus Vineyards 40th Anniversary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($54.99). Alex Meier-Tomkins, Wine Director for Slocum & Sons, will be pouring it for us. Don't miss out!(read more)

California Here We Come!

2013 Meiomi Chardonnay

Join us on Saturday October 11th 1:00 - 5:00 PM, to celebrate Columbus Day, as we sample two California wines of note: the 2013 Meiomi Chardonnay ($19.99) and the 2012 Seventy Five Cabernet Sauvignon ($19.99). Pictured, the 2013 Meiomi Chardonnay ($19.99). (read more)

October Sails On ...

2011 Montesecondo Chianti Classico

Join us on Saturday October 11th 1:00 - 5:00 PM, to celebrate Columbus Day, as we sample the (above mentioned) 2011 Montesecondo Chianti Classico ($24.99) and the 2010 Bera Vittorio e Figli Ronco Malo Barbera d'Asti ($22.99). (read more)

Come Taste Caymus 40th Anniversary Cabernet — On Sale $54.99

2012 Caymus Vineyards 40th Anniversary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

This week we are spotlighting the special bottling celebrating the the 2012 Caymus Vineyards 40th Anniversary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($54.99). Stop in this Saturday October 4th from 1:00 - 5:00PM for a chance to taste it! (read more)

More Wines for Fall ...

2010 La Sacristie de la Vieille Cure Fronsac

This week we are showcasing two wines for Fall: the 2010 La Sacristie de la Vieille Cure Fronsac ($18.99) and the 2013 Henri Bourgeois Les Baronnes Sancerre ($19.99). Stop in this Saturday, September 27th from 1:00 - 5:00PM for a chance to taste them! (read more)

Ninety-Nine Cases of Beaune on the Wall...

2009 Bouchard Beaune du Chateau Premier Cru

Francos Wine Merchants has just taken delivery of 100 cases of 2009 Bouchard Beaune du Château Premier Cru ($41.99). While 100 cases is a large shipment, with this price on a Premier Cru, it won't last very long. Stop in this Saturday, September 20th from 1:00 - 5:00PM as we sample the 2009 Bouchard Beaune du Château Premier Cru ($41.99).

Go West Young Man!

2012 Seventy Five Cabernet Sauvignon

This week we are spotlighting the 2012 Seventy Five Cabernet Sauvignon ($19.99), a perfect wine for the Autumn season. On Saturday, September 13th, we'll be hosting a wine tasting from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, and will be sampling the 2011 Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell ($14.99) and the 2013 Clos des Briords Muscadet Sèvre et Maine ($16.99). (read more). Pictured, the 2012 Seventy Five Cabernet Sauvignon ($19.99).

Francos September Cellar Specials

2012 Jean-Paul Brun Beaujolais Blanc

This week we are showcasing our September Cellar Specials, which you will see at the top of this page. (read more). Pictured, the 2012 Jean-Paul Brun Beaujolais Blanc ($14.99).

Last Call for Summer — Labor Day!

2013 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux

This week we are spotlighting four wines that are just perfect for the end of Summer and the Labor Day holiday: the 2013 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux ($21.99), the 2011 Celler Piñol Ludovicus ($12.99), the 2012 Jean-Paul Brun Beaujolais L'Ancien ($15.99) and the 2013 Terres de Saint-Louis Rosé ($10.99). (read more). Pictured, the 2013 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux ($21.99).

Taste of the Town Summer Stroll, 8/21

2013 Meiomi Chardonnay

Please join us from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Thursday evening, August 21st, as Mr. Alex Meier-Tomkins, Wine Director for Slocum & Sons pours two fabulous wines from the Slocum & Sons portfolio: the 2013 Meiomi Chardonnay ($19.99) and the 2013 Nortico Alvarinho ($13.99). (read more). Pictured, the 2013 Meiomi Chardonnay ($19.99).

And Summer Rolls on ...

2011 Celler Pinol Ludovicus

This week we are spotlighting two wines, the 2011 Celler Piñol Ludovicus ($12.99) and the 2013 Henri Bourgeois Les Baronnes Sancerre Rosé ($19.99). On Saturday, August 16th, we'll be hosting a wine tasting from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, and will be sampling the 2013 Groiss Grüner Veltliner Landwein ($9.99). (read more). Pictured, the 2011 Celler Piñol Ludovicus ($12.99).

She sells seashells ...

2011 Domaine Pierre de La Grange Muscadet Sevre et Maine

This week we are spotlighting some white wines to serve with your seafood dishes, including the 2011 Domaine Pierre de La Grange Muscadet Sèvre et Maine ($14.99), the 2013 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux ($21.99), and the 2013 Cave de Lugny Macon-Lugny Les Charmes ($13.99). On Saturday, August 9th, we'll be hosting a wine tasting from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, and will be sampling the 2013 Regaleali Le Rose ($11.99), from Italy, and the 2012 Joseph Drouhin Laforet Pinot Noir ($13.99), from France. (read more). Pictured, the 2011 Domaine Pierre de La Grange Muscadet Sèvre et Maine ($14.99).

August Cellar Specials

2012 La Pepie Cot

This week we are showcasing our August Cellar Specials, which you will see at the top of this page. On Saturday, August 2nd, we'll be sampling the 2012 La Pépie Côt ($14.99) and the 2013 Terres de Saint-Louis Rosé ($10.99). (read more). Pictured, the 2012 La Pépie Côt ($14.99).

Rosé Roundup!

2013 Mas de Gourgonnier Les Baux de Provence Rose

This week we are spotlighting some of the wonderful, refreshing Rosés that we have in stock. On Saturday, July 26th, we'll be hosting a wine tasting from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, and will be sampling the 2013 Mas de Gourgonnier Les Baux de Provence Rosé ($14.99) and the 2011 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Barnabés ($18.99), one of our July Cellar Specials. (read more). Pictured, the 2013 Mas de Gourgonnier Les Baux de Provence Rosé ($14.99).

New Canaan Sidewalk Sale & Village Fair

2013 La Petite Perriere Sauvignon Blanc

The New Canaan Chamber of Commerce Annual Village Fair & Sidewalk Sale is this Saturday, July 19th. We'll be hosting a wine tasting from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, and will be sampling the 2013 La Petite Perrière Sauvignon Blanc ($10.99) and the 2012 Les Hérétiques ($9.99). (read more). Pictured, the 2013 La Petite Perrière Sauvignon Blanc ($10.99).

July Cellar Specials

2013 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rose

This week we are showcasing our July Cellar Specials, which you will see at the top of this page. On Saturday, July 12th, we'll be sampling the 2013 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé ($15.99). (read more). Pictured, the 2013 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé ($15.99).

Happy 4th from Francos Wine Merchants

2012 Les Heretiques

Here are some great wines to help you celebrate the 4th of July holiday: the 2012 Les Hérétiques ($9.99), the 2011 Celler Piñol Ludovicus ($12.99), the 2013 Adelsheim Willamette Valley Rosé ($18.99) and the 2013 Lobster Reef Sauvignon Blanc ($10.99). (read more). Pictured, the 2012 Les Hérétiques ($9.99).

The Farmer's Market of Wines ...

2011 Domaine Pierre de La Grange Muscadet Sevre et Maine

Summer often means the return of local Farmer's Markets — but the farmer's market is not the only place to consider buying items of a natural fashion — you should consider it when buying your wines as well. Some of our recommendations, from Louis/Dressner are: 2011 Domaine Pierre de La Grange Muscadet Sèvre et Maine ($14.99), the 2012 Jean-Paul Brun Beaujolais Blanc ($14.99), the 2011 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Barnabés ($18.99) and the 2011 Montesecondo Rosso Toscana ($18.99). On Saturday, June 21st, we'll be tasting the Chandon Blanc de Noirs ($18.99) and the 2012 Jean-Paul Brun Beaujolais L'Ancien ($15.99). (read more). Pictured, the 2011 Domaine Pierre de La Grange Muscadet Sèvre et Maine ($14.99).

Burgundy for the Summer Solstice

2009 Bouchard Beaune du Chateau Premier Cru

This week we are showcasing some excellent Burgundies to enjoy with your summer meals, including the 2011 Henri Clerc Bourgogne ($18.99), the 2009 Bouchard Beaune du Château Premier Cru ($41.99) and the 2012 Bouchard Réserve Bourgogne Chardonnay ($16.99). On Saturday, June 21st, we'll be tasting the 2012 La Pépie Côt ($14.99) and the 2010 Bera Vittorio e Figli Ronco Malo Barbera d'Asti ($22.99). (read more). Pictured, the 2009 Bouchard Beaune du Château Premier Cru ($41.99).

Caymus Tasting & High Spirited Suggestions for Father's Day

2008 Bunnahabhain 25 Year

Our most popular gift for Dad is our selection of Single Malt Scotches. Of special note on our Single Malt list is the rare 2008 Bunnahabhain 25 Year ($324.99), and we also have options a little more down to earth. On Saturday, June 14th, we'll be tasting the 2011 Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($64.99) and the 2012 Bera Vittorio e Figli Arcese ($16.99). (read more). Pictured, the 2008 Bunnahabhain 25 Year ($324.99).

Francos Heats up June!

2013 Henri Bourgeois Les Baronnes Sancerre Rose

This week we are showcasing our June Cellar Specials, which you will see at the top of this page. On Saturday, June 7th, we'll be sampling the 2013 Henri Bourgeois Les Baronnes Sancerre Rosé ($19.99) and the 2011 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Barnabés ($18.99). (read more). Pictured, the 2013 Henri Bourgeois Les Baronnes Sancerre Rosé ($19.99).

Refreshing Summer Rosé

2013 Adelsheim Willamette Valley Rose

This week we are spotlighting Summer Rosé wines, including the 2013 Whispering Angel Rosé ($19.99), the 2013 Château d'Esclans Rosé ($29.99), the 2013 Adelsheim Willamette Valley Rosé ($18.99) and the 2013 Regaleali Le Rose ($11.99). On Saturday, May 31st, we'll be sampling the 2013 Adelsheim Willamette Valley Rosé ($18.99) and the 2013 Bonny Doon Clos de Gilroy Grenache ($15.99). (read more). Pictured, the 2013 Whispering Angel Rosé ($19.99).

Memorial Day Weekend Tasting

2012 Newton Red Label Chardonnay

On Saturday, May 24th, we'll be sampling two wines that are perfect for the holiday weekend and the summer grilling season: the 2012 Newton Red Label Chardonnay ($24.99) and the 2009 Muga Reserva Rioja ($22.99). (read more). Pictured, the 2012 Newton Red Label Chardonnay ($24.99).

Provence Rosé Tasting

2013 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rose

On Saturday, May 17th, Ms. Crissy Peterson, Select Brand Manager for Hartley & Parker, will be sampling two Provence Rosés from her portfolio: the 2013 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé ($15.99) and the 2013 Whispering Angel Rosé ($19.99). (read more). Pictured, the 2013 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé ($15.99).

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tasting for Mother's Day

 Chandon Blanc de Noirs

On Saturday, May 10th, Ms. Ashley Kent, Key Accounts Manager for LVMH, will be pouring a selection of sparkling wines from her portfolio: the Chandon Blanc de Noirs ($18.99) and the Champagne Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé ($61.99). (read more). Pictured, the Chandon Blanc de Noirs ($18.99).

May Specials

2010 La Sacristie de la Vieille Cure Fronsac

This week we are showcasing our cellar specials for May. Read about them above, and in the newsletter. On Saturday, May 3rd, we'll be tasting one of our specials, the 2010 La Sacristie de la Vieille Cure Fronsac ($18.99). (read more). Pictured, the 2010 La Sacristie de la Vieille Cure Fronsac ($18.99).

Something For Everybody

2012 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay

This week we really have something for everybody — Pahlmeyer to Louis Jadot to Henri Clerc. On Saturday we'll be tasting the 2013 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux ($21.99) and the 2012 DAOU Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon ($29.99). (read more). Pictured, the 2012 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay ($74.99).

Wines for Spring Menus

2010 Jadot Vosne-Romanee

This week we are showcasing three wines that pair well with your Spring menus: the 2010 Jadot Vosne-Romanée ($51.99), the 2011 Domaine Ferret Pouilly-Fuissé ($34.99) and the 2009 Muga Reserva Rioja ($22.99). On Saturday we'll be tasting the 2011 Domaine Ferret Pouilly-Fuissé ($34.99) and the 2010 Joseph Drouhin Gevrey-Chambertin ($51.99). (read more). Pictured, the 2010 Jadot Vosne-Romanée ($51.99).

2009 & 2010 Louis Jadot Red Burgundy Sale

2009 Jadot Savigny-les-Beaune Les Vergelesses

This week we are showcasing three of the exceptional 2009 & 2010 Jadot Red Burgundy wines we have just acquired: the 2009 Jadot Savigny-lès-Beaune Les Vergelesses ($32.99), the 2010 Jadot Vosne-Romanée ($51.99) and the 2010 Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetieres ($79.99). Our Saturday wine tasting will be two Talbott wines. (read more). Pictured, the 2009 Jadot Savigny-lès-Beaune Les Vergelesses ($32.99).

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