Ancona's grand opening Saturday to benefit RVNA

Mitch Ancona, owner of Ancona’s Wines & Liquors in Branchville and Wilton, has opened his third store in Ridgefield, at 17B Governor Street.

A grand opening celebration will be held on Saturday, March 31, beginning at 10 a.m. and will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Chamber of Commerce, tastings from various winemakers, champagne sabering demonstrations (Ancona is the former Guinness World Record holder), and lessons on opening vintage bottles of wine.

Ancona will donate 10% of the day’s proceeds to the RVNA.

“Although this is our third store, we are really all about being a small business,” Ancona said.

“My grandfather’s philanthropic ambitions were passed to my father, who taught me the value of giving back to the community. We source and collaborate with neighboring businesses and charities as much as possible.”