Happy Thanksgiving!

Ok, not yet, but it's just around the corner!

If you're feeling any pressure about what you'll be pouring this Thursday, don't fret: we've got you covered!

Here are our picks to go with everything on your table.

- You can never go wrong with bubbly, which makes both a lovely aperitif and a beautiful pairing with the bird and rich sides alike. Sparklers are great for keeping things light- the bubbles and acidity help cut rich flavors and keep your palate refreshed.

Domaine Bruno Dangin Blanc De Noirs
Les Parcelles Tete Nat Igny Rose 2017
A. Margaine "Cuvee Le Brut" Brut NV

- For white wines, much like bubbles, acidity and freshness are key with the decadence of a meal like Thanksgiving dinner. We've got the spread covered here; something delicate and fresh, like the Donnhoff Ancona's Edition Weisserburgunder, crowd-pleasers like classically styled white Burgundy, and something a bit outside the norm, with incredible depth and complexity, like the Cameron Ramato.

Donnhoff Weisserburgunder Trocken Ancona's Edition
Kuentz- Bas Alsace Blanc 2018
Von Winning Riesling Trocken 2017
Domaine Jerome Chezeaux Bourgogne Blanc 2017
Patton Valley Vineyard Nutmeg State Cuvee Chardonnay
Cameron Giuliano Pinot Blanc 2018
Cameron Ramato Pinot Gris 2018

- Of course, there are plenty of red wines to pair with your holiday feast. We recommend steering clear of reds with higher tannins, as they can easily overpower the flightless star of the meal. We tend to stick with brighter, lighter reds like Pinot Noir and Beaujolais' Gamay for their tart cherry and cranberry notes.

Now, sometimes a little tannin can go a long way. Cabernet Franc, especially of the Loire variety like Chateau d'Epire Anjou Rouge, carries great fresh fruit and earthy, fine-grained tannin that won't steal the show.

If you're in the mood for a red with a little more oomph, medium-plus bodied Rhone style blends like Peterson's Californian, or his full-bodied Old School Zin can fit the bill.

Deux Moulins Pinot Noir 2017
Domaine De La Chamois Terres Blondes Gamay 2018
Eric Chevalier Piece De L'oree Pinot Noir 2018
Soter Planet Oregon Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017
Patton Valley Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017
Chateau D'epire Anjou Rouge 2018
Bruno Colin Bourgogne Rouge 2016
Pierre Girardin Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017
Cameron Clos Electrique Rouge 2017
Yann Bertrand Pur Oh!ringine Beaujolais Rouge 2018
Peterson Winery "The Californian" Red Blend 2015
Peterson Winery "Old School" Zinfandel 2015

As always, our staff are always happy to answer any questions or make recommendations if you need us.

Please note our holiday hours below:

Tuesday & Wednesday, November 26 & 27
Wine Tastings In All Three Stores. See below for details!
Branchville 8:30am - 8:00pm
Wilton 9:00am - 8:00pm

Ridgefield 9:00am - 8:00pm

Friday, November 29
Branchville 8:30am - 8:00pm
Wilton 9:00am - 8:00pm
Ridgefield 9:00am - 8:00pm

Thanksgiving Week
In-Store Tastings

Leading up to Thanksgiving, we're pulling out all the stops, and hosting tastings in all three stores!

Tuesday, November 26th
Governor St: Jim Kowalyshyn of Worldwide Wines

-Trimbach Riesling 2017
-Louis Michel Chablis Villages 2018
-Calera Central Coast Pinot Noir 2016
-Frederic Magnien Bourgogne Rouge 2016

AND Adam Kaufman of Nonino Grappa 4-7PM

-Grappa Il Merlot
-Grappa Il Moscato
-Grappa Lo Chardonnay
-Grappa Vendemmia Riserva

Branchville: Jim Fast of DB Wines 4-7PM

-Domaine Rolet Crémant du Jura Brut 2014
-Domaine J.Mourat Rosé Fiefs Vendéens 2018
-Dubreuil-Fontaine Bourgogne Rouge 2017
-Château Redortier Côtes du Rhône Côté 2017

Wilton: Christophe Dumoulin of Slocum Wines 4-7PM

-Lageder Porer Pinot Grigio Biodynamic 2018
-Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2016
-Ghizzano Il Ghizzano Rosso 2017
-Chiarli Lambrusco Vecchia Modena 2018

Wednesday, November 27th
Governor St: Branden Hylwa of Murphy Dist. 3-7PM

-Bohigas Gran Reserve Cava NV
-La Val Vendimia Albarino 2014
-Iris Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2017
-Frank Family Zinfandel 2016

Branchville: Doug Rankin of Missing Link 3-7PM

-Breton Vouvray Brut La Dilettante NV
-Brooks Amycas 2018
-Edmunds St. John Bone Jolly Gamay Noir 2016
-Peterson Family "The Californian" 2015

Wilton: Mark Ancona of Golden Vines 3-7PM

-Cameron Giuliano Pinot Blanc 2018
-Cameron Clos Electrique Blanc Chardonnay 2017
-Tim Malone “Ancona’s Secret Barrel” Pinot Noir
-Cameron “Abbey Ridge” Pinot Noir 2017
-Cameron Willamette Valley Nebbiolo 2015


Oh, and lets not forget...

Never in the history of our business (86 years this month) have we carried as many different beers as we do right at this moment.

Additionally, we've beefed up our Make Your Own 4 Pack selections just in time for the holiday! Mix and match 4-packs of 16 oz cans of IPAs, pilsners, stouts, porters, ciders, sours, and more, from CT, New England, and all over the globe.


As always, our Ridgefield and Branchville locations will be fully stocked with our Ancona's "Secret Recipe" Cheese Spread! (That is, as long as they last!)

Gobble, Gobble it up!


This year at Ancona's, we've added more cigars to our portfolio than we've ever carried before. Featuring everything from mellow and mild Connecticut-wrapped pleasant puffs, to rich and robust, full-flavored Maduros, we've got something for everyone.

We've also picked up some awesome gifts and accessories for cigar lovers! Jet lighters, cutters, cases, and more.

"Smoke 'em if you got 'em."


The best way to contact us with questions is via email at:


Please email with questions only.

All Orders Must Still Be Placed Online

(We can't take orders via email... sorry)

Thank you for your support!


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