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Happy February? I’m ever so glad that this is the shortest month of the year.

Two major events on the horizon: Super Bowl LVI and Valentine’s Day, one of these you better not forget…

Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday

10am to 6pm!


Saturday, February 5th -Not your regular Tomato Basil Soup and Grilled Cheese, Oh no, Tribeca Sourdough, slathered with Italian truffle butter on the outside and stuffed with American and Brie Cheese and toasted to a perfect golden brown! Served with a cup of everyone’s favorite Tomato Basil soup. Oh yeah…

February 14th - Our annual Valentine’s Day Dinner. $89.99 per person SOLD OUT

March 1 - Fat Tuesday! $49.99 per person Laissez les bons temps rouler! SOLD OUT

Store News

We’re ready to help you with both of the dates above. Be it beverages and snacks for the game or a Valentine’s Day meal, we’ll put together for you… we’re ready to help. For Valentine’s Day, we have a simple special dinner for you. It’s apparent that Saturdays are becoming something special here at the Wine Merchant. We want to bend a little to what you liked so much while trying to maintain that which we’ve become. So, come in on Saturday and enjoy that which we used to share with you…

Wine News

Whereas this will be a strange week, we at least have our feature, pick and a few new wines to share with you. Stop in and pick up a few, they may just be what you need for a snowy night indoors.

Dan’s Feature

This week’s pick is from Ruffino once again. A couple weeks ago, I was bringing in the great 3-bottle deal from this producer. Those are all gone unfortunately, but I found cases of their 2017 Modus Toscana (their super Tuscan that was in the box set). This blend of 37% Sangiovese, 32% Merlot and 31% Cabernet make this a classic Bolgheri Super Tuscan and pretty much insures that it will be a smooth, mid weight red that will go with anything, especially Italian! Buddy’s Pizza you bet; fresh Paparedelle, uhh..huhh; Veal Ravioli with Pomordorina and Barolo Wine sauce, absolutely…when it was $26 a bottle it was still worth it, but now at $18.99 it’s a steal! If you want a great bottle and a great meal to get you through this upcoming weather interruption, then we’ve got everything you need to hunker down.

Dan’s Pick

Domaine Tariquet 2018 Vin Blanc Classique Cotes de Gascogne is my pick for this week. Keeping the faith and thinking about the South of France…This week’s pick is “a blend of Ugni Blanc and Colombard, with a touch of Sauvignon Blanc and Gros Manseng. The classic cuvée is the standard-bearer of the estate's wines: an intense and aromatic wine, with floral and citrus scents and exotic nuances. A crisp wine full of freshness!” The Gascogne is one of my favorite white wine regions of France. I’ve had a plethora of them and have written about their production technique many times. Harvested in the very early cool morning hours, kept chilled until pressing and then cold pressed to preserve the bright, expressive flavors that Ugni Blanc, Gros Manseng, Sauvignon Blanc and Colombard can produce. This is the wine you sit and drink, sure think about the nuances if you want… At a whopping $11.99, I’m just keeping my glass full and considering opening another bottle…

Food News

I know, I know you’re looking for milk and eggs but hey we will have fresh Halibut and Swordfish on Thursday…hopefully! Our primary food purveyor has begun to bring a few different fish in fresh each week. These fish are super fresh and only available to us on Thursdays, always at a great price and I have to order them before noon on Monday. So obviously, you guessed it Halibut and Swordfish for this week!

Food Feature of the Week

The only thing that I can guarantee as a feature this week is Loch Duarte Salmon. There’s nothing new about it and for many it’s become a staple— the reason being that it’s so darn fresh and so darned good. Every time it comes in, I still get excited that this is a product that we have to share with you. We have a variety of truly premium foods down here to share with you and our salmon has been the longest, continuous item that you have wanted! So with 12lbs in today, all I can say is get while we have it… there’s real questions and concerns about a second delivery this week.

Market Items…

Fresh Dry Aged 12oz Prime Ribeyes - $35.99

Fresh Dry Aged 12oz Prime Strip Steaks - $39.99

Fresh Wagyu Burgers 2pk- $8.99

Fresh Cut Heritage long bone Berkshire Chops $14.99lb Frozen Certified Angus Burgers 4pk- $11.99

Rinaldi Italian Sausage 4 links per pound- $6.99

Nueske Applewood Smoked Bratwurst 5 links per pound - $9.99

Dearborn Knockwurst 5 links per pound- $7.99

Oysters “Duxbury” Ma. - $24 a dozen

Oysters “Irish Point” PEI - $24 a dozen

Fresh Loch Duart Scottish Salmon -$16.99lb

Frozen Bakkafrost Salmon Burgers with Spinach & Feta 2pk - $10.99

Buddy’s Detroit Style 8 Pizzas Original Pepperoni or Cheese - $17.99

Au Gratin potatoes 4 pack $9.99

Truffle Au Gratin potatoes 2 pack $7.99

Frozen Ahi Saku Block Tuna AAA Sushi Grade avg.14oz $29.99

Frozen Snow Crab Clusters 8oz and up $25.99lb

Frozen Lobster Tails $12.99 each

Frozen U-16/20 Raw Shrimp deveined (1lb package) - $19.99lb

Frozen U-10 Scallops – $29.99lb

Frozen Fontinini Fully Cooked Meatballs 6-2oz balls for $8.99

Fresh/Frozen Bacchini Paparedelle from Italy - $9.99 (serving for 2)

1932’s Arrabbiata Pasta Sauce- $7.99

1932’s Pomodorina with Fresh Basil Pasta Sauce- $7.99

1932’s Pomodorina with Barolo Pasta Sauce- $7.99

Mezzetta Parmigiano Reggiano Marinara Sauce- $7.99

Cacio e Pepe Crema Sauce- $7.99

Fusco Mezzi Rigatoni Dried Pasta from Italy - $6.99

Maurizio Spaghetti Chitarra Dried Pasta from Italy - $5.99

Fusco Casarecce Dried Pasta from Italy - $5.99

Maurizio Trofie Artisan Pasta from Italy - $5.99

Drakes Jumbo Ravioli with Veal 1lb $12.99

Drakes “Parla” Spinach Florentine Ravioli- 16 count- $11.99

Drakes Eggplant Parmesan- $13.99

Tastee Choice Risotto Di Mare from Italy $12.99

Tribeca Bakery Sourdough, Rosemary, Asiago Cheese and Pane’d’casa Bread $5.50

New Wines

Chateau Clerc Milon Grand Cru Bordeaux 2015 France $81.99

Canella NV Prosecco Lid Rose’ Italy $18.99

Les Vignobles Foncalieu 2019 Vin de Pays d’Oc Sauvignon Blanc Reserve $10.99

Les Vignobles Foncalieu 2019 Vin de Pays d’Oc Chardonnay Reserve $10.99

Corvidae 2018 Lenore Syrah Washington $18.99

Corvidae 2019 Riesling Washington $15.99

Meyer Family Cellars 2015 Syrah Yorkville, California $21.99

Domaine Tariquet 2018 Vin Blanc Classique Cotes de Gascogne $11.99

New Beers

In tomorrow, Half Acre Brewery beers from Chicago!

**any new beers in this week will be posted to instagram**

Kegs - 1/6 Barrel

Maine Lunch IPA $169.99

Ale Smith Nut Brown Ale $129.99

North Coast Scrimshaw $119.99

Final Thoughts

I never get too nervous about the weather having made it through the blizzard of ’78. I think we’ll get by this interruption. If powers on, I’ll be in the store. Keep an eye on social media for any of our updates and get what you need early and stay safe…

Cheers from all of us here at The Wine Merchant!

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