Years ago I had to make a trip to Mobile, Alabama. Having met a gentleman in the bar one evening he asked where I was from, “Ohio” I responded. His response- “I used to live there myself.” Immediately I asked why the move to Alabama and all he said was, “February…”
The shortest month and many times the worst weather of the year, so much to look forward to…
Jan. 29 & 30 – Brunch Bags
Feb. 5 & 6 – Super Bowl Snack Packs Available
Feb. 12 & 13 – Valentines Day Dinner kits available for pickup
Feb 19 & 20 – Brunch Bags
Feb. 26 & 27 – Brunch Bags
Monday – Saturday 10am to 6pm!
Something new every week, we’re tasting more and more each week and finding a few new ones each and every time to fill out the racks…
Dan’s Wine Feature
My feature this week is from John Duval, we tasted his 2015 GSM Plexus Red Blend and found it to be just what we were looking for. This Barossa Valley Red Blend is a steal at $39.99. John Duval is a legendary name. As only the third winemaker to be entrusted with the making of Australia’s most famous wine, Grange, John worked for Penfolds for 28 years (including 16 years as chief winemaker) until his departure in 2002. Despite his legendary status, John is a quiet, unassuming man who just happens to be one of the world’s greatest winemakers. He set out on his own with the 2003 vintage, sourcing fruit from some long-time friends in the valley. ‘Plexus’ Shiraz/Grenache/Mouvedre and ‘Entity’ Shiraz have quickly established the reputation of this label. We are excited to have Plexus in for you this week and hope that you’ll come in, pick one up and see why the name John Duvall represents the finest in winemaking.
It’s not wine; it’s premium cocktails this week as my pick! On The Rocks Premium Cocktails come in a variety of forms and this week we’ve brought in Margaritas made with Hornitas Plata Tequila, Cosmos made with Effen Vodka & Aviations made with Larios Gin. These 375ml thirst quenchers are only $13.99 and well worth every penny. These are serious cocktails that take all the guesswork out of concocting your own. Made with premium liquors and spot on in taste and quality. After seeing these offered we did a little research and saw nothing but positive reviews, asked for samples from our sales rep, and drank them all in the same setting (maybe not the best idea). Beautifully packaged and awaiting a rocks glass filled with ice, these cocktails will be something to come home to.
Brunch Bag This Week! What’s that?… It’s two bagels from Fort Findlay Donuts, a house made cream cheese spread with capers, onions, fresh dill and our Italian tomatoes, thin sliced Ducktrap Gravlax from Maine, and your choice of two Mimosas or two Spicy Bloody Marys. Give us a call or stop in this Friday and Saturday and pick up one of our new bags for $24.99.
Next week, Super Bowl Snacks, you can choose some of your old favorites or try something new. We’ll have a Blue Chips Kit for you all ready to go, a Triple Dip Pack – Smoked Salmon, Spicy Feta and Hummus all separately packed with some great Firehook crackers. We’ll have some special Super Bowl items for you to pick from, including our Charcuterie Box. Please call us with your order.
Don’t forget place your orders for this year’s version of our annual Valentine’s Day Dinner (Kit). You’ll start with a great glass of sparkling wine and an Artichoke Crab Dip appetizer covered with Aged Gruyere and a fresh demi baguette. Your Entrée, served with a great bottle of wine, will be on a bed of Wilted Spinach covered with large Drake’s Lobster Raviolis that will be finished in our house made lobster and butter sauce, adorned with a steamed Lobster Claw. The dessert to finish this dinner off will be a special selected item to cap off a great evening. This $99.99 special dinner for two with wine is the perfect way to spend this years Valentines Day evening. Dinners are limited please call and make your reservation for this meal kit soon. Full simple recipes, temperatures and cooking times will be included with your kit!
Food Feature of the Week
Bone in Prime Rib came back in this week, I couldn’t say no with it coming in at $18.99lb and while I only got in one at 19lbs, I’m more than happy to carve you out a 2 or 3 bone Prime Rib. The price was right and the meat was prime, what can I say...
Whole Fresh Choice Beef Tenderloin - $18.99lb
Fresh Prime, Bone In Prime Rib - $18.99lb
Fresh Certified Angus Beef Choice 32oz Porterhouse - $51.99
Fresh Frenched Veal Chops - $35.99 per chop
Dry Aged Prime Wagyu 32oz Bone in Ribeye- Market Price
Kurobota “Frenched” Tomahawk Pork Chops - $12.99 per chop
Kurobota “Frenched” Tomahawk 8 bone rack - $102.99
Fresh Black Angus Prime Strip Steaks - $18.99lb
Fresh Certified Angus Beef Choice Ribeyes - $18.99lb
Frozen 13/15 count Raw Shrimp peeled deveined 2lbs - $27.99
Glacier Bay Oysters $18.00 for a bakers dozen
Fresh Salmon Bay of Fundy Nova Scotia filets -$16.99lb
Barramundi Asian Sea Bass Frozen 7-9oz cryovac filet - $8.99 each
Saku Block Ahi Tuna AAA Sushi grade - $14.99 per block
U-10 Scallops frozen – $18.99lb
Breitenbach Wines – Back in Stock
On The Rocks Premium Cocktails:
Margaritas 375ml $13.99
Cosmopolitans 375ml $13.99
Aviation 375ml $13.99
John Duvall 2015 Plexus Red Blend Barossa Valley $39.99
Richard Poularde 2019 Grand Reserve Vin Blanc France $9.99
Shafer 2017 One Point Five Napa $114.99
Dr. Loosen 2018 Black Slate Riesling Kabinett Mosel, Germany $19.99
Burgans 2018 Albarino Rias Baikas, Spain $15.99
Tikal 2017 Natural Malbec-Syrah Mendoza, Argentina $19.99
Chateau de Bouillerot 2015 Bordeaux France $17.99
Borsao 2019 Macabeo Chardonnay Blend Spain $10.99
Pinot Project 2019 Pinot Grigio $12.99
Kiri 2019 Cannonau di Sardegna, Italy $14.99
Manimurci Puella 2019 Falanghina, Italy $10.99
Signano 2018 Vernaccia Di San Gimignano Italy $17.99
Jackie O’s Fluid Forms 4pk Cans $11.99
Brew Dog East Coast Crush 6pk Cans $9.99
Madtree Rubus Cacao 6pk Cans $11.99
Duck Rabbit Amber 6pk Btls $9.99
Roak Hopgazer IPA 16oz 4 pk Cans $11.99
High Wire Smores Porter 6pk Cans $9.99
High Wire Double High Pitch 6pk Cans $9.99
Bells No, Yeah Golden Ale 6pk Cans $9.99
Kegs - 1/6 Barrel
Fat Heads Head Hunter IPA $126.99
North Coast Scrimshaw $109.99
Even though I’m not terribly excited about the month of February I still can
put a positive spin on it, we’re another month closer to hopefully getting through this madness of the last year. Hang in there and we’ll hopefully come out a bit better on the other side. Remember is the glass half full or half empty…either way you look at it we still at least have something for you to put in that glass.
Pease bring a mask when you come visit us at the store.
Cheers from all of us here at The Wine Merchant