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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!
  March 27th   Silver Oak Wine Dinner  
  April 22nd   Etude Wine Dinner  
  May 2nd   KHS Friends of Music 7th Annual FranksWine Tasting at Oberod  
  May 7th   FranksWine Spring Tasting - Fundraiser  
  May 19th   Grillin’ Chillin’ & Swillin’ with Tuscany’s Villa Calcinaia Winemaker Count Sebastiano Capponi!  


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



Silver Oak Wine Dinner



Where: Caffé Gelato
  (near U of D campus)
90 E. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
When: Friday, March 27th
  7 p.m.

$95.00 per person including tax, gratuity, and off-street parking







Halibut confit over Caponata with Meyer-lemon oil with basil, candied fennel and fried artichokes
Twomey Sauvignon Blanc


Cider Glazed Grilled Quail, butter and sage roasted spaghetti squash,caramelized onion and roasted garlic puree, shagbark brown butter, apple mostarda and crispy pancetta
Twomey Merlot



Baby arugula tossed with asparagus, haricot verts, kalamata olives, toasted almonds and a roasted shallot vinaigrette. Garnished with crisp prosciutto and crumbled goats milk feta
Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon


Strawberry-Clementine Sorbetto



Herb and Garlic Roasted Rib Eye with wild poricni demi-glace and bone marrow wild mushrooms, caramelized leek and Gruyere whipped Yukon gold potatoes, butter roasted baby carrots and shaved parmigiano
Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet



Mokka Cappuccino Brownie with Cocoa and powered sugar whipped ricotta, Frangelico crème anglaise; vanilla bean gelato and roasted hazelnuts




Etude Wine Dinner



Where: Sullivans
  5525 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803
When: Wednesday, April 22nd
  5525 Concord Pike,
Wilmington, DE 19803

$150.00 per person including tax, gratuity, and off-street parking






Smoked Paprika Seared Ahi
Manchego Cheese, Peach Vinaigrette
Etude 2014 Carneros Pinot Gris

Lobster Strudel
Roasted Tomato, Tarragon Vin Blanc
Etude 2011 Carneros Estate Chardonnay

Buffalo Short Ribs
Herb Mashed Potatoes, Portabellas, Pan Jus
Etude 2012 Carneros Estate Pinot Noir

Filet Mignon
Brussels Sprout Fingerling Hash, Cabernet Shallot Butter
Etude 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cherry Almond Bundt Cake
Grand Marnier, Vanilla Ice Cream
Etude 2014 Rose of Napa Pinot Noir





FranksWine Spring Tasting - Fundraiser



Where: Caffé Gelato
  (near U of D campus)
90 E. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
When: Thursday, May 7th
  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)





Ahh... it’s SPRING on Main Street! We’ll start with bubbles on the Patio: Prosecco, Champagne, Cava and Moscato... then head inside for the newlyreleased, dry and crisp 2014 Rosés in the Lobby & Wine Cellar... continue on to the Dining Room for floral Rieslings, Albariños, Sancerre and Chenins...finally hit the bright, fruit-forward medium-bodied outdoor weather reds from Tuscany, Rioja, Willamette and Napa Valley in the Library!

Join the FranksWine.com Marathon Team for our 1st fundraiser of the 2015 Running Season! Kids Runway for Research will be the beneficiary of all our fundraising efforts which goes entirely to the Nemours Children’s Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. We’ll be selling raffle tickets for all the Fine Wine & Craft Brew prizes listed below! If you’re part of a running group or team you’ll get $10 off the ticket price… yup, that’s only 25 bucks for the FranksWine SPRING Tasting! Just mention the group/team in the Comments Box of the RSVP form… CHEERS to Corkscrews & Running Shoes!

Fine Wine & Craft Brew Raffle Prizes!
There will be a prize and raffle box on each vendor table… simply put your tix in the box for the prize(s) you wish to win!
Purchase Raffle Tickets at the time of RSVP’ing by noting the desired quantity in the Comments Box: $5 each, 3 for $10, 7 for $20 or 20 for $50
At 8PM each wine vendor will pick a ticket and call the cell phone listed on the ticket… then go an collect your goods!

1. FranksWine CLUBVino -
One Year Wine of the Month Club Membership - value $150

2. FranksWine CLUBGrowler -
One Year Growler Fills for $10 in our Engraved German Growler - value $150

3. 2 Tickets to FranksWine Grillin’ Chillin’ & Swillin’ at Harry’s Savoy on May 19th - value $150

4. Large Format Craft Brew 12pack in Wooden Crate - value $200

5. Drink Pink Dry Rosé 12pack in Wooden Crate - value $200

6. FranksWine@HomeTasting for 12 - Your Choice of Wine or Craft Brew Tasting! - value $500


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




KHS Friends of Music 7th Annual FranksWine Tasting at Oberod


Benefits the Kennett High School Music Department

Kennett High School Friends of Music is holding their 7th Annual Wine Tasting Gala Event once again at the gorgeous Oberod Estate in Centerville! FranksWine will take over the former du Pont estate and invite everyone to catch a rare glimpse of the mansion and taste over 40 wines in the stately Library, Foyer, Smoking Room, Dining Room, Great Room, Courtyard and Patio overlooking the beautiful property. The event will include an assortment of appetizers and desserts from local restaurants and businesses. Please support the Friends of Music in their efforts to raise funds for the many music programs at Kennett High School.

Where: Oberod Estate

400 Burnt Mill Road
Centerville, Delaware

When: Saturday, May 2nd
  7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

$45.00 up 'til April 1st
$55.00 after April 1st

per person including tax, gratuity and off-street parking




Michael Tumolo of Cafe Riviera, Frank Pagliaro of FranksWine with their better halves Mindy Tumolo & Nina Pagliaro along with the wood-oven pizza chefs at last year’s Oberod gig!

Made-to-order wood-oven personal pizza
warmly welcomes guests in the courtyard!








Grillin’ Chillin’ & Swillin’


with Tuscany’s Villa Calcinaia Winemaker Count Sebastiano Capponi!

Count Sebastiano Capponi is the 20th generation of the Capponi family to run the 200-hectare estate of Villa Calcinaia, a family-owned winery located in the town of Greve in Chianti in the heart of Tuscany. Covered in vineyards and olive groves Tuscany is world renowned for its wine and olive oil. In fact, modern Italy is the world's largest wine producer and produces 25% of the world’s olive oil. Count Sebastiano Capponi overseas the production of high quality Tuscan wine as well as extra virgin olive oil.


The winery of Villa Calcinaia produces only 8,000 cases a year including Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva, Casarsa, Comitale (Grechetto and Vernaccia blend) and their dessert wine, Vin Santo. In 2004 Villa Calcinaia’s Casarsa, a proprietary Merlot blend, was awarded a silver medal by Le Challenge Internationale du Vin.

Where: Harry's Savoy Grill

2020 Naamans Rd,
Wilmington, DE 19810

When: Tuesday, May 19th
  6:30 PM

$75.00 per person including tax, gratuity and off-street parking




Chef Patrick D’Amico has put together a Tuscan-inspired menu to pair with the 5 wines in a cool and casual setting - al fresco!



Villa Calcinaia 2012 Comitale
Stationary & Grill Station
Fried Calamari
Grilled Baby Octopus
Razor Clam Crudo
Antipasto Three Italian Cheeses “Hard, Semi-Soft & Bleu
Salami’s Roasted Vegetables, Breads

Villa Calcinaia 2009 Chianti Classico
Pan Station
Wild Mushroom Gnocchi Brown Sage Butter Sauce

Villa Calcinaia 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva
Grill Station
Grilled Italian Sausages
Grilled New Zealand Lamb Chop
• Peppers, Onions & Roasted Garlic
• Olive & Mint Tapenade
• Caponata

Villa Calcinaia 2008 Casarsa
Pan Station
Braised Berkshire Pork Cheeks
Seared Red Mullet
• Tomato Relish
• Polenta

Villa Calcinaia 2013 Piegaia Rosato
Dessert Station
Whipped Mascarpone Cheese
Macerated Strawberries/Balsamic
Rhubarb/Marsala Compote









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