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If you have Real Media installed and would like to watch a movie about the making of Francovich Holiday Nog, click click here. (5 mg file.) Our TV ad for Francovich Holiday Nog can be seen here. Please note: there is a long loading time for the movie. (About 20 minutes with a 56k modem.) Links to…

Francovich Holiday Nog Billboard

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This is a sample of Francovich Holiday Nog’s aggressive billboard advertising campaign.

Holiday Tradition Becomes A Business

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Reno Gazette-Journal Business Section December 7, 2000 Explains about the tradition and current production of Francovich Holiday Nog.

Egg Nog Now At Markets

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Reno Gazette-Journal Food and Drink Section December 29, 1999 Marks the beginnings of Francovich Holiday Nog marketing efforts.

Time-Honored Tradition Eggnog

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Sam Francovich is about to make an unusual confession. He leans forward and with a mischievous laugh readily admits, “We really like very, very bad weather during the holiday season. That’s what sells eggnog.” Francovich, owner of The Grill restaurant in Reno, also is the head of an interesting family business –– one that is…

Francovich Holiday Nog Family Tradition

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Five generations in the past, the Francovich family created this recipe as a give-a-way at their bar and restaurant business in Reno. It’s made in the same traditional way as in the past using fresh whole milk with cream, egg yolk, sugar, imported spices and just the right amount of fine spirits to create a…

The Egg Nog Is Back

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Each winter for more than a century a locally formulated egg nog has appeared in this area, made by the Francovich family to be given away to friends and, lately, to be sold in local stores. It originated in the Wine House, which was opened in 1874 by Eli Francovich, eventually occupying 16-18 Commercial Row,…

Reno Family Seeks Niche For Spiked Eggnog

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When Eli Francovich left his homeland in the 1800s seeking riches in the gold-laden West, little did he know his ancestors would seek theirs in richness of another sort – a creamy, holiday brew. For five generations, the Francoviches have gathered in their kitchens around the holidays to make homemade spiked eggnog from the recipe…

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