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Bar closes at 3pm on Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentines Day!!!

Remember this Friday the 14th of February we will still be hosting our tasting BUT, the Bar and backroom will be CLOSED starting at 3pm!!!

Calendar of Events

February 14th – We’ll still be having our Friday night tasting, however the bar and back room will be CLOSED…

Our annual Valentines Day Dinner (Reservations required) SOLD OUT

February 18th – 5-7:30 Meet and Greet with Gianni / Vacation plans for Italy/Spain $25.00 per person covering wines, appetizers and of course hearing all about upcoming travel to Italy and Spain. Limited space is available call for reservations now!

February 25th - It’s Fat Tuesday here at the wine Merchant! That means Dan’s rendition of Seafood Etouffee, Andouille Dogs, Crawfish Pizzas and of course Abita Mardi Gras Bock on Tap. No reservations required, just a genuine thirst and a hearty appetite!

New Wines

Pumice di Riparbella 2017 Sangiovese & Cabernet Bolgheri, Italy $17.99

Areyna Torrontes 2018 Argentina $12.99

J. Bouchon Pais Viejo 2018 France $14.99

Escarlata Red Blend 2017 Chile $12.99

Tercos Sangiovese 2018 Italy $14.99

Boomtown Syrah 2017 Washington $17.99

Boomtown Merlot 2017 Washington $17.99

Robert Oatley Shiraz 2017 Australia $19.99

Markham Cellar 1879 Blend 2015 California $24.99

Antigal Uno Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Argentina $12.99

Chamisal Chardonnay 2017 California $15.99

Delas Saint-Esprit Cotes-Du-Rhone 2017 France $14.99

Delas Ventoux 2018 France $12.99

Domaine Chanson Beaune-Bastion Premier Cru France 2015 $56.99

Dante di Fiorenza Toscana 2014 Italy $13.99

Milbrandt Vineyards Sweet Riesling 2018 Washington $14.99

J. Mourat Collection Rose 2018 $11.99?

New Beers

Une Annee Hubbards Cave Citra IPA 4pk 16oz. Cans $17.99

Founders Civilized Brut IPA 15pk Cans $16.99

Hop JuJu 4 Pack Cans $11.99

Einstok Arctic Pale Ale 6 Pack Cans $9.99

Boulevard Phantom Haze 4 Pack 16oz. Cans $12.99

Beer Tasting

It’s Madtree of Cincinnati and Abita from New Orleans for this week’s tasting! We’ll start off with a Happy Amber brew from Madtree and then move into Mardi Gras Bock from Abita (hey, Mardi Gras is right around the corner). We’ll stay with Abita and try Turbo Dog, a great hearty dark brown ale, and to finish it’s back to Cincinnati for Madtree’s Rubus Cacao (who doesn’t like chocolate and raspberry?). Look’s like a great tasting to me, come down and try these beers with us Saturday!

Dan’s Feature

Markham Cellar’s 2015 1879 Red, this $24.99 big red is well worth the price. Comprised of 65% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Petite Sirah makes this wine an elegant red blend at a great price. With a tradition of quality winemaking dating back to 1879, Markham has a proud history of producing exceptional wines from some of Napa Valley's most acclaimed viticultural areas. Lavish aromas of sassafras, bourbon and toasted marshmallow give way to rich boysenberry fruit layered with flavors of dark chocolate, making this wine and ideal pairing for even the most inventive cuisine. Always the long tasting note descriptions…It’s just a great red blend for an equally great price, besides being a glass pour at the bar we’re still featuring it upfront, so stop in and either have a glass or buy a bottle and see what I’m talking about.

Dan’s Pick

This week’s pick is Robert Oatley’s 2017 Signature Series Shiraz for $19.99. Bob Oatley’s mantra was that all wines should be a “darned good drink”, and the high quality Signature Series delivers immediate appeal, with satisfying flavors over an elegant frame. This soft, fleshy-textured Shiraz displays blueberries and spice, supple tannins and stylish French oak influence. Shiraz is a drink I often turn back to and this one is a great one, perfectly balanced with a lower than usual alcohol content makes this wine a great addition to what ever you’re serving.

Friday/Saturday Special

It’s the Big Beef Pizza this Saturday, tender cuts of beef, mushroom, and red onion atop a home made sauce, and covered with mozzarella cheese. This will become a favorite and will certainly make any and all very happy this Saturday. This will be the only time we do this, so stop in and make sure you get one of these tasty, tasty pizzas!

Final Thought

Getting ready for Fat Tuesday!!! Our focus is not always controlled by events but we’ve got three in a row this month…We hope that those who want to hear from and see what’s happening this travel season with Gianni have made reservations. And for everyone else, mark you calendar now for Fat Tuesday and our rendition of how to celebrate Mardi Gras. Hope to see you all real soon. Have a great Valentines Day!

Cheers from all of us here at The Wine Merchant

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