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If you have 60 seconds to spare, tune into this week's #Wine Minute from Francos #NewCanaan as we discover the Summer White #Wine of #Portugal, Broadbent Vinho Verde.



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About Francos

Service, selection and competitive pricing have been our legacy for 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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2019 William Fevre Chablis — Calm the Clam Calamity

2019 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux

Chablis is a wine region with global renown, and Domaine William Fevre shares the same notoriety among the world of Chablis. The 2019 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux ($26.99) is the entry level Chablis from William Fevre. Whether you are enjoy a selection of clams or oysters from your favorite fish monger, or you are packing up some wines to bring on your beach vacation, the 2019 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux ($26.99) is one to keep in mind. Pictured, the 2019 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux ($26.99) ... (read more)

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Broadbent Vinho Verde — The Summer Wine of Portugal

 Broadbent Vinho Verde

One of our favorite wines for the season is Vinho Verde: the delicious white wine from Portugal tailor-made for summer weather. This week we are featuring the Broadbent Vinho Verde ($9.99) which you can pair with monkfish, sea bass, fresh cod or even many basic shrimp salad recipes. Pictured, the Broadbent Vinho Verde ($9.99) ... (read more)

Fire up the Grill for Grgich Hills

2018 Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay

Summertime means patio time, and time to fire up the grill and make the best of these summer evenings. As you put together your menu for the grill, we have the Napa wines to pair with your meals: the 2018 Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay ($38.99) for fresh seafood, chicken and grilled pork, and the 2016 Grgich Hills Estate Cabernet Sauvignon ($64.99) for Ribeyes and T-Bone steaks. Pictured, the 2018 Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay ($38.99) ... (read more)

The Village of Saint-Véran

2019 Domaine Chagnoleau Saint Veran "Prelude"

It's the small producers that make Burgundy such an interesting region and the village of Saint-Véran is home to many of them. We recently received shipment of a superb white Burgundy that is not only perfect for your summer menu but also a great value: the 2019 Domaine Chagnoleau Saint Véran "Prélude" ($29.99). The sharp price makes it quite the bargain for a Burgundian wine of this quality. Pictured, the 2019 Domaine Chagnoleau Saint Véran "Prélude" ($29.99) ... (read more)

Wines for Your 4th of July

2019 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux

The 4th of July is the high point of summer and whether you are packing up the car and traveling to the beach or only going as far as your backyard, we have some perfect wine choices for any destination. For seafood or shellfish, you want to look towards producer William Fevre — either their 2019 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux ($26.99) or their 2018 William Fevre Saint Bris ($19.99). For steak on the grill, we recommend the 2017 Rombauer Merlot ($33.99); for burgers, the ideal choice is the 2019 Jean Paul Brun L'Ancien Beaujolais ($16.99). Pictured, the 2019 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux ($26.99) ... (read more)

2020 Domaines Ott Chateau de Selle

2020 Domaines Ott Chateau de Selle Cotes de Provence

Today we are going to focus on a wine from one particular property in Provence, the 2020 Domaines Ott Château de Selle Côtes de Provence ($55.99). The growing conditions combined with the various grape varieties are what bring the magic to this highly rated Rosé. Whether you are packing up for some time at the shore, heading to the park for a summer concert, or simply enjoying a night in the back yard, this wine will add summertime magic to the most humble of evenings. Pictured, the 2020 Domaines Ott Château de Selle Côtes de Provence ($55.99) ... (read more)

Father's Day Favorites for Dad

2018 Frank Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Father's Day is this weekend and some Dads are Wine drinkers and some Dads are Whiskey drinkers, but no matter what is his favorite drink, Francos Wine Merchants has all the best on sale for Father's Day. To enjoy with a steak on the grill, we have the 2018 Frank Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon ($49.99), the 2018 Dominus Napanook ($79.99), and the 2019 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($79.99): for something with a little more finesse, we have the 2019 Drew Mid-Elevation Pinot Noir ($29.99) and the 2018 Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir ($44.99). Pictured, the 2018 Frank Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon ($49.99) ... (read more)

2019 La Val Albariño — Break into Summer

2019 La Val Albarino

The first heatwave of the season is upon us, and while we will certainly get back to more seasonable temperatures, it does serve as a reminder of wines you will want to have on hand for those hot summer days. One such wine is the 2019 La Val Albariño ($14.99), made from the Spanish Albariño, a white wine grape which produces wine perfect for both the summer weather and your summer menus. Pictured, the 2019 La Val Albariño ($14.99) ... (read more)

2019 Caymus Cabernet — Elevate your Memorial Day

2019 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2019 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($79.99) boasts a traditional elegance unique even among Napa Cabernets, and is the wine to pair with the NY Strips, Tomahawk or Ribeye steaks you'll be grilling up this holiday weekend. For those of you doing seafood, we have two great choices from William Fevre — the 2019 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux ($26.99) and the 2018 William Fevre Saint Bris ($19.99). For grilled chicken, we recommend the 2017 Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay ($41.99). Pictured, the 2019 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($79.99) ... (read more)

Wines from the Honig Family

2019 Honig Sauvignon Blanc

Acquaint yourself with Honig Vineyard & Winery, a family operation in Rutherford, California in the heart of Napa Valley. The 2019 Honig Sauvignon Blanc ($18.99) is 96% Sauvignon Blanc grape with the balance being Semillion and Muscat grapes, and is perfect for most herb chicken recipes, scallops or a creamy mushroom risotto. The 2017 Honig Cabernet Sauvignon ($42.99) is a rich, opulent wine, perfect with a Ribeye steak, and is an absolute pleasure right to the savory finish. Pictured, the 2019 Honig Sauvignon Blanc ($18.99) ... (read more)

2018 Vietti Barbera D'Asti — Nuance of Northern Italy

2018 Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne

This week our Italian tour bring us up north to Piedmont, a region of Italy bordering France and Switzerland. The Vietti family has been making fine wine in Piedmont since 1919, and four generations later the winery has earned a reputation for excellence in quality and dedication to craftsmanship, and is universally recognized today as being one of the very finest Italian wine labels. The 2018 Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne ($16.99) is one of the wines produced by winemaker Luca Currado Vietti. This vibrant and youthful red wine is an especially food-friendly wine that brilliantly complements a variety of recipes. Also from this winery, the 2018 Vietti Perbacco Nebbiolo ($27.99) and the 2017 Vietti Barolo Castiglione ($55.99). Pictured, the 2018 Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne ($16.99) ... (read more)

Masseria Li Veli Verdeca — Puglia Pleaser

2020 Masseria Li Veli Verdeca

Masseria Li Veli is in the region of Puglia in southern Italy, in the area commonly referred to as "The heel the boot." They produce many organically farmed wines; one of their most ancient and prized varetials is an indigenous grape called Verdeca, from which is derived their 2020 Masseria Li Veli Verdeca ($19.99). Located in the Ionian and Adriatic Sea, the region has a heavy Greek influence, and the wine pairs perfectly with the bright lemon flavor of your favorite Greek Chicken Recipe but will also shine with a classic Pasta Carbonara or Cacio e Pepe recipe. Pictured, the 2020 Masseria Li Veli Verdeca ($19.99) ... (read more)

Bourbon Winners for Derby Day

 Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon

Here are a few of our favorite bourbons — all perfect choices for celebrating the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby this Saturday. First, is the Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon ($37.99), a classic style bourbon from one of the oldest distilleries in Kentucky. Other choices include the Jefferson's Very Small Batch Bourbon ($36.99), the Basil Hayden's Artfully Aged Bourbon ($44.99) and, if you really want to treat yourself, the Kentucky Owl Confiscated ($149.99). Pictured, the Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon ($37.99) ... (read more)

2016 Domaine Eden Cabernet Sauvignon — Discover Santa Cruz

2016 Domaine Eden Cabernet Sauvignon

Expressing the true heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the 2016 Domaine Eden Cabernet Sauvignon ($42.99) is comprised of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon (75%) along with a little Merlot (15%) and the balance being Petit Verdot and Malbec. It pairs well with Ribeye, T-Bone or NY Strip. For those of you who have a Chardonnay lover in your group, we also have the 2015 Domaine Eden Chardonnay ($27.99) in stock and perfect for your favorite chicken recipe for the grill. Pictured, the 2016 Domaine Eden Cabernet Sauvignon ($42.99) ... (read more)

2018 William Fèvre Saint-Bris — Unconventional Burgundy

2018 William Fevre Saint Bris

This week our feature wine is the 2018 William Fevre Saint Bris ($19.99), a white Burgundy made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grape. You may also want to take note of the 2019 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux ($26.99) which is made from the traditional white grape of Burgundy, Chardonnay. Pictured, the 2018 William Fevre Saint Bris ($19.99) ... (read more)

2019 Domaine Delaporte Sancerre "Chavignol" — Loire's Secret Village

2019 Domaine Delaporte Sancerre "Chavignol"

Today we focus on the 2019 Domaine Delaporte Sancerre "Chavignol" ($30.99), a Sancerre that hails from the tiny village of Chavigonal in the Loire valley. The vines that make this delicious white wine grow on slopes with a southeast exposure and enjoy a great deal of sun during the average day. This wine is perfect with everything from takeout sushi to some delicious grilled fish. We are also featuring the organically grown 2018 Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay ($38.99) and 2016 Grgich Hills Estate Cabernet Sauvignon ($64.99) on sale this month and the subject of this week's Francos Wine Minute. Pictured, the 2019 Domaine Delaporte Sancerre "Chavignol" ($30.99) ... (read more)

Flowers Vineyard — Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking

2017 Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

This week we are featuring the magnificent 2017 Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay ($41.99) and 2018 Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir ($44.99) of Flowers Vineyard & Winery, Both wines benefit from the vineyard's location on the Pacific coast and from the use of organic and sustainable farming practices. Pictured, the 2017 Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay ($41.99) ... (read more)

Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino — Organic from Tuscany

2016 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino

Today our focus is on the 2016 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino ($61.99). This wine is made from 100% Sangiovese grape where the vines grow in a soil mixture of sand, silt and clay high above sea level. Warm and extremely balanced on the palate, this wine is well structured with soft tannins and a long, smooth finish. The 2016 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino ($61.99) would pair perfectly with a simple game menu, a classic beef braciole, or any traditional pastas dishes where red meat takes center stage. Pictured, the 2016 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino ($61.99) ... (read more)

Domaine Eden Chardonnay — Go West Young Man

2015 Domaine Eden Chardonnay

March has arrived which means some days are spring and some days are still winter. Trying to balance out the two can make it a tad difficult to plan our menu and thus makes it difficult to find the right wine. For a white wine that often takes us to Chardonnay and today our search brings us to California and the incredible 2015 Domaine Eden Chardonnay ($27.99), Pictured, the 2015 Domaine Eden Chardonnay ($27.99) ... (read more)

Life on the Rocks

 On The Rocks The Old Fashioned Knob Creek Bourbon Cocktail

Pre-mixed Cocktails have gained a lot of popularity recently, and while the majority of people enjoy the process of mixing their own cocktail there is something to be said for being able to enjoy your favorite cocktail at the drop of a hat. On the Rocks Cocktails have mastered the art of using quality ingredients to create perfectly crafted cocktails. We invite you to acquaint yourself with three of the On The Rocks Cocktails: On The Rocks The Old Fashioned Knob Creek Bourbon Cocktail ($11.99), On The Rocks Aviation Gin Cocktail ($11.99) and On The Rocks Hornitos Margarita Cocktail ($11.99). Pictured, the On The Rocks The Old Fashioned Knob Creek Bourbon Cocktail ($11.99) ... (read more)

Drew Mid-Elevation Pinot Noir — Escape to Mendocino

2019 Drew Mid-Elevation Pinot Noir

This week we are featuring the 2019 Drew Mid-Elevation Pinot Noir ($29.99) which you can certainly enjoy with a perfectly marbled New York Strip, but if you are still focusing your efforts indoors, may we recommend pairing with a roast chicken or pork tenderloin with a side of roasted carmelized butternut squash. Pictured, the 2019 Drew Mid-Elevation Pinot Noir ($29.99) ... (read more)

Bourbon — Your Winter Warmer

 Jefferson's Very Small Batch Bourbon

The Northeast weather pattern has been a bit relentless as of late, and while we may not be able to escape to the sunnier climates this February, there are still ways to warm up your winter. Bourbon is one such warmer; whether you enjoy it straight, on the rocks, or in a tasty Old Fashioned or Manhattan, bourbon is very versatile. There are a few bourbons of note; let's start with the Jefferson's Very Small Batch Bourbon ($36.99) and the Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon ($57.99). Pictured, the Jefferson's Very Small Batch Bourbon ($36.99) ... (read more)

2019 Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Saint Véran - The Return

2019 Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon Saint Veran

When a bargain Burgundy comes along, a wise man will take notice. Dominique Lafon has been filling the void when it comes to white Burgundy and so when a limited amount of another one of his releases came to market, we snapped up as much as we could of the 2019 Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Saint Véran ($39.99). Pictured, the 2019 Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Saint Véran ($39.99) ... (read more)

2019 Les Hérétiques — Legend from the Languedoc

2019 Les Heretiques

Today our focus in southern France brings us André Iché's 2019 Les Hérétiques ($10.99), which is a blend of 80% Carignan grape and 20% Grenache. It's a perfect choice for those looking to expand their winter wine selection. Pictured, the 2019 Les Hérétiques ($10.99) ... (read more)

Winter in the Rhône — Marcel Richaud à la Source

2019 Marcel Richaud a la Source

Winter recipes are in full swing — stews, braised short ribs, ragouts, and ratatouille. All are recipes that cook slowly over several hours as the flavors gradually meld together to a hearty meal. This is a good time to select wines that are also a blend, and one region where we can always find such wines is the Rhône. This brings us to the 2019 Marcel Richaud a la Source ($19.99). Pictured, the 2019 Marcel Richaud a la Source ($19.99) ... (read more)

Masseria Li Veli Verdeca — Ease into January

2020 Masseria Li Veli Verdeca

While 2021 has arrived, it has already taught us that we can't quite unbuckle our seatbelts yet. This makes for a perfect time to fall back on our comfort food recipes and pair your meal with a wine that holds just as much comfort. Where better to find wines such as this than where both such food and wines co-exist, Italy. Our wine of choice is the 2020 Masseria Li Veli Verdeca ($19.99). Pictured, the 2020 Masseria Li Veli Verdeca ($19.99) ... (read more)

Champagne to Welcome 2021

2012 Louis Roederer Cristal

Most of us are happy to see 2020 come to an end and if you are excited to welcome 2021 then Francos Wine Merchants has the champagne to ring in the New Year. Three we can enthusiastically recommend are the 2012 Louis Roederer Cristal ($249.99), the Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée ($59.99) and the Pol Roger Reserve Brut Champagne ($48.99) Pictured, the 2012 Louis Roederer Cristal ($249.99) ... (read more)

Last Minute Gift Ideas from Francos

2015 Il Poggione Brunello Di Montalcino

We are down to the last few days and if you are behind on your gift shopping or wines for the holiday, Francos is ready to help with some last minute gift ideas. For the Wine Lovers on your list we suggest the 2015 Il Poggione Brunello Di Montalcino ($79.99) from Italy or the 2018 Bachelet Monnot Chassange Montrachet ($76.99) from Burgundy, France. Read about these wines, and our other ideas for your holiday gift giving. Pictured, the 2015 Il Poggione Brunello Di Montalcino ($79.99) ... (read more)

The Fall Arrival of Lafon Mâcon Chardonnay "Clos de la Crochette"

2018 Les Heritiers Comte Lafon Macon Chardonnay Clos de la Crochette

Now is the time to start to transition our wines towards those with a bit more weight, to go with the comfort foods of fall, and the 2018 Les Héritiers Comte Lafon Macon Chardonnay Clos de la Crochette ($34.99) is a perfect choice. Pictured, the 2018 Les Héritiers Comte Lafon Macon Chardonnay Clos de la Crochette ($34.99) ... (read more)

Welcome September with 2015 Domaine Eden Chardonnay

2015 Domaine Eden Chardonnay

September is underway and we can feel it in the cool mornings and chilly evenings, a subtle sign from Mother Nature to start transitioning out of our summer habits and into fall. One way we do that is with our wine and a perfect choice is the incredible 2015 Domaine Eden Chardonnay ($27.99). Pictured, the 2015 Domaine Eden Chardonnay ($27.99) ... (read more)

Wines for your Labor Day Weekend

2019 Terres de Saint Louis Rose

Labor Day Weekend is here, with summer starting to wind down, and while fall is a wonderful season we hope to have a few more weeks of warm weather before we start to break out the sweaters. But we here at Francos have talked about some fabulous wines over the past couple of months, so let us recap the highlights which will be perfect for your Labor Day Weekend, inclluding the 2019 Terres de Saint Louis Rosé ($12.99), the 2019 Granbazan Albariño ($19.99), the Broadbent Vinho Verde ($9.99), the 2016 Valérie Forgues Gamay ($19.99) and more. Pictured, the 2019 Terres de Saint Louis Rosé ($12.99) ... (read more)

Summer lives on with Granbazàn Albariño

2019 Granbazan Albarino

Today we are going to set our sights on the 2019 Granbazan Albariño ($19.99). This classic, crisp white wine from the Rias Baixas region in Northwest Spain is 100% Albariño grape. It's a lively, bright wine to enjoy at the end of a warm summer day, and is a great pairing for many foods. Pictured, the 2019 Granbazan Albariño ($19.99) ... (read more)

Gamay — The Perfect Red for Summer

2019 Jean Paul Brun L'Ancien Beaujolais

Today we present you with two wines made from the Gamay grape, the 2019 Jean Paul Brun L'Ancien Beaujolais ($16.99) and the 2016 Valérie Forgues Gamay ($19.99). Because you can chill the wine without muting the true flavor of the grape, Gamay wine is perfect for a hot summer day. Pictured, the 2019 Jean Paul Brun L'Ancien Beaujolais ($16.99) ... (read more)

2018 Louis Max Chablis Saint Jean — Take a quick trip to the Shore

2018 Louis Max Chablis Saint Jean

This week we are recommending a fabulous white wine from Burgundy, the 2018 Louis Max Chablis Saint Jean ($23.99). It pairs well with oysters and seafood, and also with simple goat cheese or even a creamy, rich wedge of gruyere. Pictured, the 2018 Louis Max Chablis Saint Jean ($23.99) ... (read more)

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