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  Wine Dinners & Events
FranksWine hosts fun, friendly, fine dining wine events with your favorite restaurants!
We also host parties in your own home or event location. Your friends will never forget
a night at your house tasting wines paired with professionally prepared cuisine or your own home cooked meals hosted by FranksWine!
  November 17th   Scotch & Chocolate  
  November 24th   Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Dinner  
  December 3rd   Wine Class 102 - French Wine Regions  
  December 10th   Taste $3,000 Worth of Cognac & House
of Cheese Book Signing
  January 24th   FranksWine Piemonte Game Dinner  
  February 26th   FranksWine Winter Tasting  


**Cancellation after making reservations results in a Gift Card refund only



Scotch & Chocolate



Where: FranksWine
  1206 N. Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
When: Monday, November 17th
  4:30 - 7:30PM
Cost: $20 Donation to Boston Children's Hospital via THIS LINK (type SCOTCH and list number attending in the "Personal Note" box of the online form)  

This is a walk-around come-and-go format tasting… not a structured sit-down event. Limited to 40 guests.

Boxers or briefs or...?


Jared Card of Impex Beverage is the go-to whiskey guy in Delaware. Whether it's a Small Batch Bourbon, a Straight Rye, Irish or a Single Malt he lives and breathes the stuff.

But Scotch is his sweet spot. He knows his shit.

Luckily for Delawareans and tri-state border jumpers Jared is on a mission. He wants to preach the good word! He held court at FranksWine on North Union Street two months ago when donned in formal kilt he introduced his rare lineup of Exclusive Malts to our crew and local followers aka Scotch heads. Yup, we love Scotch, too, here at FranksWine!

He's back!

Jared has chosen a selection of 5 Single Malt Scotches, one 20-Year Old Blended Scotch... and a special bottle from his own private whiskey cellar - which rivals most wine cellars I've seen, but only difference is most of his 300+ bottles are all open and ready for tasting! - that he'll pull from under his kilt as the evening's piéce de résistance!


I've also invited in artisan chocolatier Sean Cavanaughof Renaissance Chocolate who has painstakingly paired up the perfect confection with each individual Scotch. His chocolates are as delicious as they are meticulously beautiful!


What's being poured?

5% Off 2 Bottle Purchase
10% Off 4 Bottle Purchase
15% Off 6 Bottle Purchase

As pictured above going clockwise...

Chieftain's 18 Year Old Tobermory Island Malt
$119.99 per bottle
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92 proof ~ 478 bottles produced
Chieftain's is a venerable independent bottler operated by Ian Macleod (which owns Glengoyne, Tamdhu, and many other whiskey brands). A well-aged dram, this whisky is showing well, with a nose of orange and grapefruit peel that's integrated with menthol and a bit of bacon drippings. The body's a bit tougher. Here the more burly essence of this island whisky comes to bear, offering some sea salt and seaweed notes, plus a core of stewed fruit. Hints of smoke come along, which meld well with the inevitable cereal notes that seep forth in the finish. For all its oddball character, this all comes together in a remarkably cohesive way, drinking pretty well in more of an everyday-dram fashion than a special occasion whisky.

The Exclusive Blend 20 Year Old Blended Malt
$119.99 per bottle
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100 proof ~ 1,272 bottles produced
Finest Highland and Speyside Scotch Malt Whiskies all distilled in 1994, blended together and married in first fill ex-Sherry Butt. Natural color and without chill filtering for more flavorful Whisky.

Arran 16 Year Old Limited Edition
$119.99 per bottle
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92 proof ~ 9,000 bottles produced
Limited Edition release of The Arran Malt at 16 years old with only 9000 bottles available worldwide. This bottling has been produced from un-peated malted barley and matured in a combination of the finest ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks. Its release marks the countdown to the launch of the Arran Malt 18 year-old in Spring 2015. It is a labor of love and currently the oldest commercial Arran bottling available.

Arran Devil's Punchbowl Chapter 3
$139.99 per bottle
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106.8 proof ~ 3,076 bottle produced
The long-awaited third and final chapter of the incredibly popular Devil's Punchbowl series is now available... and FranksWine got the lion's share of it in our tri-state market! This series has been a great success and this final bottling rounds off the trilogy in great style with the inclusion of some Arran's Single Malt matured in French barriques, married with our classic Arran style of Sherry and Bourbon Cask.

It is a blend of some of the finest Arran casks from over the years. Personally selected by Distillery Manager James MacTaggart who delived into the darkest recesses of his warehouses to select the casks for this un-holy trinity of devilish drams. Each cask was meticulously chosen and through the dark art of blending they have created an Arran bottling of depth and rich character where the aromas and flavors dovetail to perfection. Bottled at natural strength and without chill-filtration, The Devil's Punch Bowl series is a testimony to the consistent superior quality of The Arran Malt across each year of production. For your elucidation the numbers of every cask, hand-picked for this bottling, have been listed on the inside of the box. And yes, Chapters 1 and 2 have long been sold out!

Kilchoman The 3rd Edition Limited Edition
$89.99 per bottle
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100 proof ~ 10,000 bottles produced
We are very excited to announce the upcoming release of our 100% Islay 3rd Edition. This is the latest edition of the 100% Islay range which is produced from barley grown, malted, distilled and bottled at the distillery. This release has had a longer maturation compared to the 2nd Edition and is a vatting of four and five year old fresh bourbon barrels. Only 10,000 bottles of this limited edition will be available worldwide.
With a delicate and floral nose of soft fruits and pear drops, 100% Islay goes on with peat smoke in the mouth, complimented by a long, sweet and lingering finish that blends with the softer tones of peat smoke.

Chieftain's 22 Year Old Littlemill Lowland Malt
$169.99 per bottle
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92 proof ~ 349 bottles produced
Chieftain's single malt whiskies are bottled at natural color and without chill-filtration. The whisky color comes from the tannins released by the oak cask during the years of slow maturation. Chieftain's uses a wide variety of different oak, including casks that previously matured sherry, bourbon, port and rum. Distilled February 1992. Bottled March 2014. One of only 349 bottles.







Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Dinner 2014



Where: Caffé Gelato
  (near U of D campus)
90 E. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
When: Monday, November 24th
  6:30 p.m.
Cost: $83.00 per person including tax, gratuity, and off-street parking  







Wine Class 102 - French Wine Regions



Where: FranksWine
  1206 N. Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
When: Wednesday, December 3rd
  6:30 - 8PM
Cost: $25 Donation to Boston Children's Hospital via THIS LINK (type FRANCE and list number attending in the "Personal Note" box of the online form)  

Scott Biggs and Lyle Railsback of Kermit Lynch Imports will be hosting a Study of France by taking you through 8 wine regions paired with a small plate of French cheeses, pate, flatbreads and charcuterie from our DiBruno Bros section. This is a structured “classroom-style” format tasting. Limited to 28 guests.

Featured wines… All prices are BEFORE Event Discount… all attendees will receive 20% off!

1. Domaine Salvard 2013 Chevrny - Loire Valley $16.99


2. Chateau Ducasse 2013 Blanc - Bordeaux $19.99


3. Domaine Roland Lavantureux 2011 Chablis - Burgundy $29.99


4. Champagne J. Lassalle NV Brut Cuvee Preference - Champagne $49.99


5. Domaine D’Aupilhac 2013 “Lou Maset” Rouge - Languedoc $16.99


6. Chateau Tour Bayard 2010 Montagne St Emillion - Bordeaux $24.99


7. Domaine Tempier 2012 Bandol Rouge - Provence $49.99


8. Domaine Lucien Boillot 2012 Pommard - Burgundy $79.99











Taste $3,000 Worth of Cognac & House
of Cheese Book Signing



Where: FranksWine
  1206 N. Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
When: Wednesday, December 10th
  4:30 - 7:30PM
Cost: $35 Donation to Boston Children's Hospital via THIS LINK (type COGNAC and list number attending in the "Personal Note" box of the online form)  


Jacques Chastenet of Cognac Tesseron will be pouring his very special lineup of X.O. Cognacs… something he rarely does for the public.


We’ve invited Emilio Mignucci of DiBruno Bros House of Cheese to be here for this exclusive tasting… because we know he loves good Cognac and he’ll bring some really cool cheeses from his cave! He’ll be signing copies of his book “House of Cheese” which can be pre-ordered for $24.99 HERE. This is a walk-around come-and-go format tasting… not a structured sit-down event. Limited to 40 guests.

Featured Cognac… All prices are BEFORE Event Discount… all attendees will receive 15% off!

1. Cognac Tesseron X.O Selection Lot No. 90 $79.99

"The cool, damp Tesseron cellars dating back to the 13th century were once part of the crypt of the local church. It is here that the young ‘eaux-de-vie’ will be laid to rest, left in peace quietly to age and mature in old oak casks for many years. These casks were made by craftsmen from ancient oaks felled in the nearby forests of Limousin. During maturation the ageing Cognac will gently oxidise, soft tannins will be absorbed from the old oak casks and some will evaporate and be lost forever – the ‘angels’ share.”

2. Cognac Tesseron X.O Tradition Lot No. 76 $149.99

"The bouquet includes delicate fragrances of spice, sesame seed, light oak, pineapple, light toffee and brown sugar. The palate entry is elegant and moderately sweet; at midpalate there are flavors of ripe pear, white grapes, cake frosting, oloroso Sherry, orange peel and dark honey. Ends up sweet, satiny and long in the throat.” - Wine Enthusiast 95 points

3. Cognac Tesseron X.O Emotion Lot No. 65 $299.99

"This is a Grand Champagne cognac from the First Growth region, aged for more than one generation in oak barrels. Its fresh plum nose combines a rich attack and smooth finish. More than one generation in Limousin oak casks. The overall age of the blend used is 30 to 40 years. This is a cognac of supreme quality and is presented in a beautiful crystal decanter.”

4. Cognac Tesseron X.O Perfection Lot No. 53 $349.99

"On the nose you'll find an oaky/nut paste aroma with fruity notes of berries, dried fruit, plums, pears and soft cheese. The palate entry is composed, succulent and honeyed; by midpalate the flavors deepen to include caramel, rancio and orange rind. Finishes beautifully with depth, finesse and maturity.” Wine Enthusiast 100 points

5. Cognac Tesseron X.O Exception Lot No. 29 $699.99

"Tesseron family, who made their fortune in Cognac (but are probably best known by wine lovers as the proprietor of Pontet Canet and Lafon Rochet) released tiny quantities of single vintage Cognacs. Although French law does not permit a vintage date to be used, this is all from 1929, and is very limited in availability. I'm not an expert on Cognac, but anything this smooth, silky, potent, and aromatic, is truly great stuff. It is about as ethereal Cognac as anyone could ever hope to drink.” Robert Parker 100 points


6. Cognac Tesseron Royal Blend $1,299.99

"Tesseron Royal Blend is a selection of some fifty Grande Champagne Cognacs, chosen from the Tesseron's own historic private collection for their exceptional fruity and floral aromas. In fact, the Tesseron family owns some of the oldest and finest stocks of Grande Champagne Cognac in the world.
Tesseron Royal Blend spends the first two months in new barrels of fine Limousin oak. It then ages for many years in oak "tierçons", which are the very oldest and most precious barrels, used for only the rarest cognacs. This ancient and extraordinary blend, the product of two generations of the Tesseron family, is bottled in hand-blown glass demi-johns, especially commissioned from a French master glassblower are faithful replicas of the ones found in the family’s treasured Paradis, a fitting home for this most magnificent cognac.”








FranksWine Piemonte Game Dinner



Where: Bistro Jacques
  607 North Lincoln Street | Wilmington, DE 19805 e
When: Saturday, January 24th
  7 p.m

$65.00 per person including tax, gratuity, and off-street parking



Welcome Gina Pio to Little Italy’s newest Euro bistro - Bistro Jacques! - for a Game Dinner featuring the fine Piemonte wines of Pio Cesare bookended by the fun effervescent wines of Elmo Pio! Jacques and Kelly Macq are no newbies to the restaurant biz which is why Delaware Today Magazine named their Bistro “Best European Dining Experience in Delaware” and The New Journal presented Bistro Jacques the Readers Choice 2013 Award for "Best New Restaurant in Delaware"… come see what they’re all about for yourself!




Polenta Crostini w/Tuna Tapenade
Elmo Pio NV Prosecco

Fontina Fonduta w/Truffle Butter, Grissini, Fingerling Potatoes & Cornichons
Pio Cesare 2013 Arneis

Venison Carpaccio w/Truffled Cremini Mushrooms & Micro Greens
Pio Cesare 2010 Oltre

Red Wine Braised Rabbit w/Carrot Risotto
Pio Cesare 2012 Barbera d’Alba

Chocolate Genoise w/Toasted Hazelnut Mousse & Chocolate Ganache
Elmo Pio 2013 Bracquetto d’Aqui




Franks Winter Wine Tasting 2015



Where: Caffé Gelato
  (near U of D campus)
90 E. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
When: Thursday, February 26th
  6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m

$35.00 per person including tax, gratuity, and off-street parking

Stay for dinner and receive 29% off your total bill (including wine)






Passed Hors d’ Oeuvres and Cheeses

Prosciutto wrapped, grilled scallops with lemon-honey

Baba Ghanoush on toasted pita with roasted red peppers and feta

Flatbread w/ rosemary pulled pork, chii sautéed broccoli rabe,
pecorino romano and balsalmic drizzle

Flat bread with fig jam, goat cheese, port wine macerated
dried cherries and arugula salad

Limoncello glazed shrimp bruschetta w/ tomato fennel relish

Cheese and fruit board

Smoked salmon croquettes served with lemon-caper aioli

Chicken and cranberry salad tea sandwiches

Sherry pickled button mushrooms with rosemary

Truffled parmigiano popcorn

Butternut squash and parmigiano risotto spoons

Petite seared Beef tenderloin with port wine drizzle

Grilled tuna morsels ( on skewers) with lemon-artichoke pesto

Curried chicken salad tea sandwiches with raisins

Spiced lamb lollipops

Assorted dips with crudités and gourmet chips

Crostini with Tuscan roasted tomato bruschetta






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