Francois Steichen

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Frenchy’s Wine Road Detours to Four Nearby Craft Breweries

The market vacuum in lower Fairfield brought 4 new players onto the scene this summer. These breweries are emblematic of the subtle changes that are already re-defining craft beer in Connecticut: one part consolidation, another part corporatization, a dash of brand extension, and a continued move away from the most egregious (some might say heinous) IPA/DIPA/NEIPA dank-itude of craft brewing’s salad days. Continue Reading →

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Frenchy’s Wine Road: A Review of Two Nearby Breweries

The flagship beer at Yonkers Brewing Company, “the Yonkers 914” has become so popular that it is now sold in stores and restaurants throughout the Tri-State Area. The YBC has had to contract with a larger producer to make it at volume. The producer? A brewery all Nutmeggers know well: Two Roads Brewing Company of Stratford! Continue Reading →

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Frenchy’s Wine Road: A Special Tasting of Opus One

“The other day, my old boss, Randy Caravella of Post Wine & Spirits in Cos Cob, invited me to taste a bottle of Opus One. It was a very generous offer that I accepted immediately. Even in the wine business, it’s not often you get to taste Opus.” – Francois Steichen Continue Reading →

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Wine Stores in Spotlight during Christmas Season

“At a time when so much of the wine business is consolidating, and super-stores are proliferating, Greenwich caters to an increasingly sophisticated wine, beer and spirits client by providing stores that carry well-conceived stocks and libraries of fine wine, as well as loads of apt value choices that just make me smile.” – Francois Steichen, Frenchy’s Wine Road Continue Reading →

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