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2016 July 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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2015 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc $29.99 - a perfect wine for the shore

2015 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Come taste both the 2015 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc ($29.99) and the 2015 Clos d'Alari Grand Clos ($19.99) this Saturday, July 23rd from 1:00-5:00PM ... (read more). Pictured, the 2015 Clos d'Alari Grand Clos ($19.99).

2015 Groiss Grüner Veltliner & Sidewalk Sale Days — two signs of Summer!

2015 Groiss Grüner Veltliner Landwein

Come taste the 2015 Groiss Grüner Veltliner Landwein ($9.99) ($9.99) this Saturday, July 16th from 1:00-5:00PM at our Saturday Wine Tasting, and enjoy the New Canaan Annual Sidewalk Sale ... (read more). Pictured, the 2015 Groiss Grüner Veltliner Landwein ($9.99).

Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre Rosé & New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale - Two ways to beat the heat

2015 Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre Rose

Please join us this Saturday, July 9nd from 1:00-5:00PM as we sample the 2015 Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre Rosé ($24.99) and the New Belgium Brewing Fat Tire Amber Ale ($10.99)/6-Pk, two ways to beat the heat ... (read more). Pictured, the 2015 Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre Rosé ($24.99).

Tonnerre & Rully — Two Appellations of Burgundy Perfect for Summer

2014 Chateau Clos de Vaulicheres Tonnerre Bourgogne

Please join us this Saturday, July 2nd from 1:00-5:00PM as we sample the 2014 Chateau Clos de Vaulicheres Tonnerre Bourgogne ($16.99) and the 2012 Domaine Deux Montille Rully ($28.99), two Burgundy appellations perfect for summer ... (read more). Pictured, the 2014 Chateau Clos de Vaulicheres Tonnerre Bourgogne ($16.99).

2015 La Pépie & 2015 Bourgeois Sancerre Rosé — A trip thru the Loire

2015 Henri Bourgeois Les Jeunes Vignes Sancerre Rose

Please join us this Saturday, June 25th from 1:00-5:00PM as we sample both the 2015 Henri Bourgeois Les Jeunes Vignes Sancerre Rosé ($17.99) and the 2015 La Pépie Côt ($13.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the 2015 Henri Bourgeois Les Jeunes Vignes Sancerre Rosé ($17.99).

2012 Cade Howell Mountain Cabernet — Time to Treat Dad

2012 Cade Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Please join us on Saturday June 18th from 1:00-5:00PM as we taste two wines that would make great Father's Day gifts, the 2012 Cade Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon ($89.99), and the 2014 Domaine de Roally Viré-Clessé ($24.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the 2012 Cade Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon ($89.99).

Mencia & Verdejo — Spain's distinctive grapes

 Naia Verdejo

Please join us on Saturday June 11th from 1:00-5:00PM as we taste two wines from Spain, the Naia Verdejo ($13.99), and the 2013 Petalos Bierzo ($19.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the Naia Verdejo ($13.99).

Rombauer Tasting - featuring the newly released 2015 Rombauer Sauvignon Blanc

2015 Rombauer  Sauvignon Blanc

Please join us on Saturday June 4th from 1:00-5:00PM as we taste 2015 Rombauer Sauvignon Blanc ($24.99), the 2014 Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay ($36.99) and the 2013 Rombauer Zinfandel ($27.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the 2015 Rombauer Sauvignon Blanc ($24.99).

Celebrate Memorial Day with Two Classic American Wines

2014 Newton Red Label Chardonnay

Please join us on Saturday May 28st from 1:00-5:00PM as we taste three wines perfect for your holiday weekend: the 2014 Newton Red Label Chardonnay ($24.99), the 2010 Heitz Cellar Napa Cabernet Sauvignon ($49.99) and the 2015 Pelle Rose Menetou-Salon Morogues ($16.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the 2014 Newton Red Label Chardonnay ($24.99).

Terra Laura Cheverny and Domaine Dupuy de Lome Rose — Off the beaten path in Loire & Bandol

2015 Domaine Dupuy de Lome Bandol Rose

Please join us on Saturday May 21st from 1:00-5:00PM as we taste both the 2015 Domaine Dupuy de Lôme Bandol Rosé ($19.99) and the 2014 Cheverny Terra Laura Rouge ($18.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the 2015 Domaine Dupuy de Lôme Bandol Rosé ($19.99).

Luneau-Papin & Jean Paul Brun - Certified Organic

2014 Luneau-Papin Clos Des Allees Muscadet Sevre et Maine

Please join us this Saturday, May 14th from 1:00 - 5:00PM as we sample both the 2014 Luneau-Papin Clos Des Allées Muscadet Sèvre et Maine ($15.99) and the 2014 Jean-Paul Brun Beaujolais L'Ancien ($16.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the 2014 Luneau-Papin Clos Des Allées Muscadet Sèvre et Maine ($15.99).

Come Taste Kistler & Caymus this Saturday

2014 Kistler Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay

Please join us this Saturday, May 7th from 1:00 - 5:00PM as we sample both the 2014 Kistler Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay ($69.99) and the 2013 Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($69.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the 2014 Kistler Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay ($69.99).

Come Taste the Wines of Heller Estate

2014 Heller Estate Chenin Blanc

Please join us this Saturday April 30th from 1:00-5:00PM as we sample the wines of Heller Estate: the 2014 Heller Estate Chenin Blanc ($19.99), the 2013 Heller Estate Chardonnay ($24.99) and the 2013 Heller Estate Cachagua Cabernet Sauvignon ($28.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the 2014 Heller Estate Chenin Blanc ($19.99).

Tasting Correction: 2010 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Chateau Clos de Vaulicheres Tonnerre Bourgogne

Please join us this Saturday April 23rd from 1:00-5:00PM as we sample two wines: the 2014 Chateau Clos de Vaulicheres Tonnerre Bourgogne ($16.99) and the 2010 Heitz Cellar Napa Cabernet Sauvignon ($49.99). Sorry, but due to a mixup we previous announced that Judy Heller of Heller Estates would be here this week, but it is next weekend instead ... (read more). Pictured, the 2014 Chateau Clos de Vaulicheres Tonnerre Bourgogne ($16.99).

2013 Mer Soleil Chardonnay

2013 Mer Soleil Santa Lucia Highland Reserve Chardonnay

Please join us this Saturday April 16th from 1:00-5:00PM as we sample both the 2013 Mer Soleil Santa Lucia Highland Reserve Chardonnay ($28.99) and the 2012 Bodegas Volver Tarima Hill Monastrell ($14.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the 2013 Mer Soleil Santa Lucia Highland Reserve Chardonnay ($28.99).

2014 Equinoxe & 2013 Centonze — Wines to bridge the seasons

2013 Centonze Frappato

Please join us this Saturday April 9th from 1:00-5:00PM as we sample both the 2013 Centonze Frappato ($18.99) and the 2014 Equinoxe Crozes-Hermitage ($19.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the 2013 Centonze Frappato ($18.99).

2011 Uccelliera Rosso di Montalcino — a Taste of Tuscany

2014 Domaine Mardon Quincy

Join us this Saturday, April 2nd, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM as we sample two wines: the 2011 Uccelliera Rosso di Montalcino ($19.99), one of this month's Cellar Specials, and the 2014 Domaine Mardon Quincy ($18.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the 2014 Domaine Mardon Quincy ($18.99).

Paul Hobbs CrossBarn to Caymus Cabernet — An Awesome Saturday Tasting

2013 Revuer Pinot d' Alsace "Les Pierres Sauvages"

Join us this Saturday, March 26th, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM as we sample three wines: the 2013 Revuer Pinot d' Alsace "Les Pierres Sauvages" ($17.99), the 2013 Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Pinot Noir Anderson Valley ($36.99) and the 2013 Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($69.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the 2013 Revuer Pinot d' Alsace "Les Pierres Sauvages" ($17.99).

2014 Daou Cabernet Sauvignon - the Pride of Paso Robles

2014 DAOU Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

Join us this Saturday, March 19th, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM as we sample the 2014 DAOU Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon ($29.99), the perfect wine for this time of year ... (read more). Pictured, the 2014 DAOU Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon ($29.99).

Teeling Irish Whiskey Tasting to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

 Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey

Please join us this Saturday, March 12th from 1:00-5:00 PM as Mr. Noah King-Smith, Specialty Spirits Manager at Slocum & Sons, Inc. pours three superb Irish Whiskies from the Teeling Irish Whiskey portfolio: the Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey ($39.99), the Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey ($49.99) and the Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey ($59.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey ($39.99).

2002 Chateau Lanessan - Terrific bottle age at a fantastic price

2002 Chateau Lanessan

A ready to drink wine with some nice bottle age is always a nice find, and the 2002 Château Lanessan ($26.99) is such a wine. Please join us Saturday, March 5th between 1:00 and 5:00 PM to sample it ... (read more). Pictured, the 2002 Château Lanessan ($26.99).

Bordeaux Super Sale

2009 Chateau Certan de May Pomerol

We have some wonderful Bordeaux wines, from some very famous properties. These wines are ready to be enjoyed if you want, but if you choose to continue to lay them down, they are beautiful and will last for many years to come. Most are from 2005 or 2009, and we don't have many of them. Check them out while we still have some: Bordeaux Super Sale ... (read more). Pictured, the 2009 Château Certan de May Pomerol ($144.99).

Zenato Amarone Wine Tasting

2012 Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Superiore

Please join us this Saturday, February 27th from 1:00-5:00PM as our host Ms. Susan McQuade, Italian Wine Director for Winebow Inc., pours two extraordinary wines from the Zenato Winery Portfolio: the 2012 Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Superiore ($24.99) and the 2010 Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella ($54.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the 2012 Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Superiore ($24.99).

2013 Meiomi Pinot Noir $18.99 - #20 on Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines

2013 Meiomi Pinot Noir

This week's featured wine is the 2013 Meiomi Pinot Noir ($18.99), one of our February Cellar Specials and #20 on Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines. And join us this Saturday, February 20th, from 1:00 - 5:00PM, as we sample two French wines: the red 2013 Château d'Oupia Minervois ($11.99) and the white 2015 Clos de la Roilette Fleurie ($19.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the 2013 Meiomi Pinot Noir ($18.99).

Taste the Wines of Southern France

2013 Chateau d'Oupia Minervois

Please join us this Saturday, February 13th, from 1:00 - 5:00PM, as we sample two excellent examples of full bodied red wine from Southern France: the 2013 Château d'Oupia Minervois ($11.99) and the 2014 Equinoxe Crozes-Hermitage ($19.99). And, while you are here, think about that bottle of Champagne to help celebrate Valentine's Day ... (read more). Pictured, the 2013 Château d'Oupia Minervois ($11.99).

Litchfield Distillery Bourbon Tasting — Locally Distilled from Local Grain

 Litchfield Distillery Batchers Bourbon

Please join us this Saturday, February 6th, from 1:00 - 5:00PM, as we sample two fabulous bourbons from Litchfield Distillery: the Litchfield Distillery Batchers Bourbon ($41.99) and the Litchfield Distillery Batchers Double Barreled Bourbon ($68.99). We'll also be pouring the full-bodied Spanish red wine, 2013 Atteca Old Vines ($15.99), originally scheduled the weekend of the blizzard ... (read more). Pictured, the Litchfield Distillery Batchers Bourbon ($41.99).

A Wine Tasting Trio - From Burgundy to Rhone to Veneto

2014 Domaine Frantz Chagnoleau Saint-Veran

Please join us this Saturday, January 30th from 1:00-5:00PM, as we taste three terrific wines with Mr. Matthew Barcewicz, Connecticut Brand Manager for Skurnik Wines & Spirits: the 2014 Domaine Frantz Chagnoleau Saint-Veran ($28.99), the 2012 Domaine du Cayron Gigondas ($31.99) and the 2013 Mazzi Valpolicella Classico Superiore ($17.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the 2014 Domaine Frantz Chagnoleau Saint-Veran ($28.99).

Garnacha - A Grape for Winter

2013 Atteca Old Vines

The 2013 Atteca Old Vines ($15.99) boasts intense aromas of red ripe fruit which come to life on the palate with flavors of cacao, vanilla and licorice. Come taste this robust red wine from Spain this Saturday, January 23rd from 1:00-5:00PM ... (read more). Pictured, the 2013 Atteca Old Vines ($15.99).

Two Finds from the Loire Valley

2014 Domaine Mardon Quincy

Come taste two finds from the Loire Valley: the 2014 Domaine Mardon Quincy ($18.99) and the 2013 Domaine de l'Enchantoir Saumur Puy Notre Dame Le pied a l’étrier ($16.99) this Saturday, January 16th from 1:00-5:00PM ... (read more). Pictured, the 2014 Domaine Mardon Quincy ($18.99).

Warm up January with the 2014 Equinoxe Crozes-Hermitage

2014 Equinoxe Crozes-Hermitage

Please join us Saturday afternoon, January 9th, from 1:00-5:00PM as we taste the 2014 Equinoxe Crozes-Hermitage ($19.99). ... (read more). Pictured, the 2014 Equinoxe Crozes-Hermitage ($19.99).

Ring in 2016 with the Highest Rated Champagnes of the Season

 Krug Grande Cuvee

We are stocked up with some great Champagnes, Proseccos and other sparkling wines for your New Year's celegration; here are some of them: the Krug Grande Cuvée ($159.99), the Billecart Salmon Brut Réserve ($44.99), the Taittinger Brut La Francaise ($44.99) and the Chandon Blanc de Noirs ($17.99), and there are more in this week's newsletter. ... (read more). Pictured, the Krug Grande Cuvée ($159.99).

This Year's Most Popular Gifts — On Sale at Francos

2012 Cade Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Here are four great wines for your last minute gifts: the 2012 Cade Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon ($89.99), the 2013 Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($69.99), the 2012 Radio Coteau La Neblina Pinot Noir ($51.99) and the 2011 Orma ($79.99). ... (read more). Pictured, the 2012 Cade Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon ($89.99).

Krug, Caymus & Daou - A Wine Tasting 82 Years in the Making

 Krug Grande Cuvee

Please join us Saturday afternoon, December 19th from 1:00-5:00PM as we celebrate 82 years in business by tasting three fantastic wines: the Krug Grande Cuvée ($159.99), the 2013 Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($69.99) and the 2014 DAOU Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon ($29.99). ... (read more). Pictured, the Krug Grande Cuvée ($159.99).

Orma — A Rising Star among Super Tuscans

2011 Orma

Please join us Saturday afternoon, December 13th, from 1:00-5:00PM as we take this quick tour of Italy with Mr. Carl Vitale, Connecticut Wine Manager for The Winebow Group, and taste two fantastic wines: the 2011 Orma ($79.99) and the 2010 Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella ($54.99). ... (read more). Pictured, the 2011 Orma ($79.99).

From Cade to Taittinger — Come Taste the Highest Rated Wines of the Season

 Taittinger Brut La Francaise

Please join us both Friday Night, December 4th from 6:00-8:00PM and Saturday Afternoon, December 5th from 1:00-5:00 as we celebrate the season by tasting these fine wines, during the New Canaan Chamber Holiday Stroll: the Taittinger Brut La Francaise ($44.99), the 2012 Cade Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon ($89.99), the 2012 Radio Coteau La Neblina Pinot Noir ($51.99) and the 2013 Trefethen Chardonnay ($27.99). ... (read more). Pictured, the Taittinger Brut La Francaise ($44.99).

Thanksgiving Round-up!

 Billecart Salmon Brut Rose

Thanksgiving is here, and we have many wines that would work perfectly with your holiday meal, including the 2011 Adelsheim Elizabeth's Reserve Pinot Noir ($49.99), the 2014 Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuissé ($24.99), the Billecart Salmon Brut Rosé ($74.99), the 2012 Cade Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon ($89.99) and the 2013 Mer Soleil Santa Lucia Highland Reserve Chardonnay ($28.99). Remember, we are closed Thursday for the holiday, but open our regular hours the other days. ... (read more). Pictured, the Billecart Salmon Brut Rosé ($74.99).

2012 Cade Cabernet & 2013 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Tasting

2013 Mer Soleil Santa Lucia Highland Reserve Chardonnay

Please join us Saturday afternoon, November 21st, from 1:00-5:00PM to welcome Mr. Alex Meier-Tompkins, Fine Wine Manager for Slocum & Sons, and join him for a tasting of two incredible wines: the 2012 Cade Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon ($89.99) and the 2013 Mer Soleil Santa Lucia Highland Reserve Chardonnay ($28.99). ... (read more). Pictured, the 2013 Mer Soleil Santa Lucia Highland Reserve Chardonnay ($28.99).

Billecart-Salmon Champagne Tasting

 Billecart Salmon Brut Reserve

Please join us Saturday afternoon, November 14th, from 1:00-5:00PM to welcome Mr. Clement Calleja, Northeast Brand Ambassador for Champagne Billecart-Salmon, as he pours three wines from the Champagne Billecart-Salmon portfolio: the Billecart Salmon Brut Réserve ($44.99), the Billecart Salmon Brut Rosé ($74.99) and the 1999 Nicolas Francois Billecart Salmon 1999 Vintage Brut ($99.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the Billecart Salmon Brut Réserve ($44.99).

2008 Fumanelli Amarone Tasting

2008 Fumanelli  Amarone della Valpolicella

Please join us Saturday afternoon, November 7th, from 1:00-5:00PM to visit with Mr. Jordan Ross, Connecticut State Manager for Pasternak Wine Imports, as he pours the 2008 Fumanelli Amarone della Valpolicella ($69.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the 2008 Fumanelli Amarone della Valpolicella ($69.99).

The Stars of California Pinot Noir — Goldeneye & Vrai Cote

2011 Vrai Cote Pinot Noir

Please join us Saturday afternoon, October 31st, from 1:00-5:00PM and help us welcome Mr. Carl Vitale, Connecticut Divisional Wine Manager, as he pours two excellent wines from The Winebow Group portfolio: the 2011 Vrai Cote Pinot Noir ($24.99) and the 2012 Golden eye Pinot Noir ($44.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the 2011 Vrai Cote Pinot Noir ($24.99).

Our Saturday Wine Tastings Guest Series continues ...

2014 Bel Air Les Granits Bleus Beaujolais-Villages

Please join us Saturday afternoon from 1:00-5:00PM and help us welcome Mr. Matthew Barcewicz of Skurnik Wine & Spirits, as he pours three wonderful wines from his portfolio: the 2014 Bel Air Les Granits Bleus Beaujolais-Villages ($11.99), the 2014 Mas de Gourgonnier Les Baux de Provence ($14.99), and the 2013 Ramsay Pinot Noir ($13.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the 2014 Bel Air Les Granits Bleus Beaujolais-Villages ($11.99).

Saturday Wine Tasting — a Visit to Napa & Burgundy

2012 Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon

Please join us Saturday afternoon from 1:00-5:00PM and help us welcome Mr. Frank Sansotta, of Kobrand Wine & Spirits, as he pours two wonderful wines from his portfolio: the 2012 Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon ($36.99) and the 2014 Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuissé ($24.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the 2012 Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon ($36.99).

Italian Wine Tasting

2013 G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo

Join us on Saturday, October 10th for our Italian Wine Tasting. We'll be sampling three wines from the Martin Scott portfolio: the 2013 G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo ($22.99), the 2013 Centonze Frappato ($18.99) and the 2013 Fontane Bianche ($17.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the 2013 G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo ($22.99).

October Explodes with Caymus 1 Liter Bottling / Burgundy Wine Tasting

2013 Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Caymus now has a bottle that is 25% bigger — the Caymus Cabernet in a new 1 Liter Bottle: 2013 Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($84.99). On Saturday, October 3rd we'll be sampling two wines from Burgundy, the 2012 Francoise Andre Chorey-Les-Beaune Tue-Boeuf ($39.99) and the 2012 Marie-Pierre Manciat Mâcon "Les Morizottes" ($18.99) ... (read more). Pictured, the 2013 Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($84.99).

September Super Saver — Meiomi Pinot Noir

2013 Meiomi Pinot Noir

As September rolls on, we are rolling back the price of the 2013 Meiomi Pinot Noir ($18.99), which we will taste on Saturday, September 19th, along with the 2014 Luneau-Papin Clos Des Allées Muscadet Sèvre et Maine ($15.99), a wonderfully crisp wine from the Loire Valley ... (read more). Pictured, the 2013 Meiomi Pinot Noir ($18.99).

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