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March 2015 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 Gem from Northern Italy - Foradori "Teroldego"

2011 Foradori Teroldego

This week, we are featuring a gem from Northern Italy — the 2011 Foradori Teroldego ($26.99). On Saturday, we'll be tasting the 2012 Domaine du Cayron Gigondas ($31.99), a spicy, sappy and concentrated wine from the Rhône Valley... (read more). Pictured, the 2011 Foradori Teroldego ($26.99).

First Spring Tasting:
a White from the Wagner Family
and a Red from Louis Max

2013 Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc

This Saturday, at our first Spring tasting, we'll be sampling two wines from the Slocum & Son's Portfolio, the 2013 Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc ($18.99) and the 2011 Louis Max Mercurey Vignes du Domaine ($28.99)... (read more). Pictured, the 2013 Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc ($18.99).

A Taste of the Rhône ...

2012 Domaine du Cayron Gigondas

This Saturday we'll be tasting one of the stars from the Skurnik Portfolio, the 2012 Domaine du Cayron Gigondas ($31.99), which is one of our March Cellar Specials... (read more). Pictured, the 2012 Domaine du Cayron Gigondas ($31.99).

In Like a Lion ...

2013 Kermit Lynch Cotes du Rhone

This week we are spotlighting our March Cellar Sepecials. Check them out at the top of this page. On Saturday we'll be tasting the 2013 Kermit Lynch Côtes du Rhône ($13.99).. (read more). Pictured, the 2013 Kermit Lynch Côtes du Rhône ($13.99).

A Pinot Noir by any other name ...

2011 Louis Max Mercurey Vignes du Domaine

This week we will be tasting four of our most interesting Pinot Noirs from our wide selection: the 2013 Orogeny Pinot Noir ($26.99), the 2012 A to Z Pinot Noir ($18.99), the 2011 Louis Max Mercurey Vignes du Domaine ($28.99) and the 2012 Diehl Spätburgunder ($13.99). .. (read more). Pictured, the 2011 Louis Max Mercurey Vignes du Domaine ($28.99).

A Trip to Friuli

2012 Le Monde Cabernet Franc

This week we are spotlighting the fabulous wine from Friuli, the 2012 Le Monde Cabernet Franc ($15.99), and we will be tasting it on Saturday.. (read more). Pictured, the 2012 Le Monde Cabernet Franc ($15.99).

Be my Valentine ...

2009 Chateau Fontanes Coteaux du Languedoc

This week we are spotlighting our other two February Cellar Sepecials, the Pol Roger Brut Non Vintage ($46.99) and the 2003 Croft ($72.99). On Saturday we'll be tasting the 2009 Château Fontanès Coteaux du Languedoc ($14.99).. (read more). Pictured, the 2009 Château Fontanès Coteaux du Languedoc ($14.99).

February Specials

2002 Chateau Lanessan

This week we are spotlighting two of our February Cellar Sepecials, the 2002 Château Lanessan ($26.99) and the 2012 Diehl Spätburgunder ($13.99). On Saturday we'll be tasting the 2002 Château Lanessan ($26.99).. (read more). Pictured, the 2002 Château Lanessan ($26.99).

Super Saturday Super Bowl Tasting!

2013 DAOU Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

Join us this Saturday and we'll help you pick wines and spirits for Super Bowl Sunday. We'll be tasting the 2013 DAOU Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon ($29.99), a great value, as well as two American whiskeys, the Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon ($29.99) and the High West Double Rye ($36.99). (read more). Pictured, the 2013 DAOU Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon ($29.99).

Robert Burns Day Dinner

 Glendronach 15yr

On Thursday January 29th, we'll be celebrating "Robert Burns Day", recognizing the famous 18th Century Scottish poet, and what better way to celebrate that with scotch? We are hosting the dinner along with the New Canaan restaurant, Boulevard 18. On Saturday, January 23rd we'll be tasting two wines, the 2012 Christophe Lepage Cote Saint Jacques Bourgogne Pinot Noir ($18.99) and the 2012 Christophe LePage Cote Saint Jacques Bourgogne Pinot Gris ($17.99).. (read more). Pictured, one of the scotches we'll be serving at the January 29th dinner, the Glendronach 15yr ($89.99).

January Cellar Specials - Part 2

2011 Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon

This week we are spotlighting two of our January Cellar Sepecials, the 2012 A to Z Pinot Noir ($18.99) and the 2013 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux ($21.99). On Saturday we'll be tasting the 2011 Pérez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon ($13.99).. (read more). Pictured, the 2011 Pérez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon ($13.99).

Welcome 2015!

2013 DAOU Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

This week we are spotlighting two of our January Cellar Sepecials, the 2011 Querciabella Chianti Classico ($29.99) and the 2013 DAOU Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon ($29.99). We'll be tasting the latter wine on Saturday.. (read more). Pictured, the 2013 DAOU Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon ($29.99).

Ring in 2015!

 Taittinger Prelude

It has been a busy week — and with 2014 coming to a rapid close, Francos Wine Merchants is here to help you select the right Champagne, Prosecco or Sparkling Wine for your New Year's Eve Celebration. Holiday Hours: Monday & Tuesday 8:00AM — 8:00PM; New Year's Eve 8:00AM — 5:00PM; New Year's Day — Closed; Friday, January 2nd 8:00AM — 8:00PM.. (read more). Pictured, the Taittinger Prelude ($78.99).

Down to the wire!

 Krug Grande Cuvee

Whether you are ready or not, Christmas is only a few days away, and Francos Wine Merchants is ready to help. Holiday Hours: Wednesday (December 24th) 8:00AM — 5:00PM; Thursday (December 25th) — Closed.. (read more). Pictured, the Krug Grande Cuvée ($159.99).

Round 2: Far Niente Cabernet & Wind Gap Pinot Noir

2012 Far Niente Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

This Saturday, December 20th, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, we will be pouring two more of the Highest-Rated wines of the season — the 2012 Far Niente Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($119.99) and the 2012 Wind Gap Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir ($36.99).. (read more). Pictured, the 2012 Far Niente Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($119.99).

Krug Cuvée & 2007 Noval Port — A Tasting to Remember!

 Krug Grande Cuvee

This Saturday, December 13th, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, we will be pouring two of the Highest-Rated wines of the season — the Krug Grande Cuvée ($159.99) and the 2007 Quinta do Noval Porto ($89.99).. (read more). Pictured, the Krug Grande Cuvée ($159.99).

Taittinger Champagne Tasting & Holiday Stroll

 Taittinger Brut La Francaise

This weekend is the New Canaan Chamber Holiday Stroll, and we will have tastings both Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. On Friday, we'll be sampling the Taittinger Brut La Francaise ($42.99); on Saturday, the 2012 Jordan Chardonnay ($28.99) and the 2011 Ramey Claret ($31.99). Please join us for this festive weekend.. (read more). Pictured, the Taittinger Brut La Francaise ($42.99).

Countdown to Thanksgiving!

2011 Ramey Claret

Thanksgiving is here and if you still have not crossed everything off your list, Francos Wine Merchants has some wine suggestions: the 2011 Ramey Claret ($31.99), the 2012 Jordan Chardonnay ($28.99) and the 2013 Meiomi Pinot Noir ($19.99).. (read more). Pictured, the 2011 Ramey Claret ($31.99).

A Thanksgiving Wine Tasting Event

2006 Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage

This week we are tasting some of the highest rated wines of the season, all perfect for your Thanksgiving table. Please join us and our hosts for this event, Ms. Ashley Kent, Account Manager for Moët Hennessy USA and Mr. Alex Meier-Tomkins, Fine Wine Director, Slocum & Sons, as they pour an amazing selection of wines from their respective portfolios.. (read more). Pictured, the 2006 Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage ($56.99).

Rombauer Vineyards Wine Tasting

2012 Rombauer Cabernet Sauvignon

This week we are tasting a selection of wines from Rombauer Vineyards: the 2013 Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay ($36.99), the 2012 Rombauer Cabernet Sauvignon ($46.99), and the 2012 Rombauer Zinfandel ($28.99). Our host will be Susan McQuade. Please join us. (read more). Pictured, the 2012 Rombauer Cabernet Sauvignon ($46.99).

A Taste of Germany & Austria

2013 Eder Grüner Veltliner

This week we are tasting a selection of wines from Germany and Austria, from the porfolio of Slocum & Sons: the 2013 Eder Grüner Veltliner ($15.99), the 2011 Weixelbaum Strassertal Zweigelt ($17.99), the 2012 Johanneshof Reinisch Pinot Noir ($16.99), and the 2012 Schloss Schonborn Hattenheimer Pfattenberg Riesling Kabinett ($22.99). Our host will be Eric Litchfield. Please join us. (read more). Pictured, the 2013 Eder Grüner Veltliner ($15.99).

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 ($64.99). 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 ($64.99). Stop in this Saturday October 4th from 1:00 - 5:00PM for a chance to taste it! (read more)

More Wines for Fall ...

2011 La Sacristie de la Vieille Cure Fronsac

This week we are showcasing two wines for Fall: the 2011 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 2012 Ludovicus ($12.99), the 2011 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 ...

2012 Ludovicus

This week we are spotlighting two wines, the 2012 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 2012 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 ($15.99), 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).

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).

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 2012 Ludovicus ($12.99), the 2013 Adelsheim Willamette Valley Rosé ($18.99) and the 2014 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 ($17.99) and the 2011 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

NonVintage 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 NonVintage 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 NonVintage Bunnahabhain 25 Year ($324.99).

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).

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 ($17.99) and the Champagne Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé ($61.99). (read more). Pictured, the Chandon Blanc de Noirs ($17.99).

May Specials

2011 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 2011 La Sacristie de la Vieille Cure Fronsac ($18.99). (read more). Pictured, the 2011 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 2013 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 ($36.99) and the 2009 Muga Reserva Rioja ($22.99). On Saturday we'll be tasting the 2011 Domaine Ferret Pouilly-Fuissé ($36.99) 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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