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It’s SUPER BOWL LVI with our Cincinnati Bengals facing the Los Angeles Rams and the next day is.....


Beverages and snacks for the Super Bowl and a pre-packaged Valentine’s Dinner that will make everyone happy!!!

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Monday – Saturday

10am to 6pm!


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

March 5 - For this first Saturday of Lent, we’ll be serving Trofie Pasta with homemade Red and Green Pesto on Saturday from12-6pm. A bowl of pasta, a hearty slice of Italian bread and a glass of Italian Red or White for $15.99!

March 26 - Lamb O’ Rama Dinner, details coming soon…

Store New

We had fun last Saturday and as you can see we’re planning on another Saturday. Our goal is to try to do this the first Saturday of each month. One special for each of the Saturdays we host, something we enjoy preparing and something that we know you’ll like.

Wine News

If it’s for her or him, it makes no difference we have some special items down here to round out those Valentine’s Day gifts. We’re always excited to share with you not only great beverages but fantastic meal items as well. That special cut, or creature that just came in from the sea or a special wine or beer, we’ll keep thinking of more ways for you to enjoy your next visit with us.

Dan’s Feature & Pick

For Valentine’s Day we’re going with the King and Queen of Italian wines! The King is Bricco Ambrogio Barolo from the Lodali family. This Piedmont red is a classic example of Nebbiolo at it’s finest. "The Lodali 2017 Barolo Bricco Ambrogio opens to dry and pliant aromas of small berries, dusty earth and powdered licorice. The aromas are executed in small doses and tiny steps, building in intensity as the wine is given more time to open”. If you’re planning on beef for Valentine’s Day or for that matter anytime…this bottle begs for fat and a great cut of beef will explain to everyone why it’s the King!

For my pick this week it’s the Queen 2015 Uggiano Brunello di Montalcino. This wine represents the pinnacle of what one can do with the noble Sangiovese grape. Montalcino is renowned for the production and presentation of these wines and when it’s coming from the Uggiano Estate, you’re guaranteed a great example of this fantastic wine. This wine is described as being, “warm and ripe on the nose with black fruits, savory, meaty characters, mocha and spice. The palate has ripe black plum and sweet spice characters with notes of toasty oak. The firm structure is balanced by the richness and intensity of the fruit, and vibrant acidity gives a sustained and balanced finish”. For some time I’ve been a fan of Brunello and equally a fan of Uggiano, having visited their estate and having welcomed them here at the store we developed a relationship beyond this just being another Italian red wine. While this wine in my opinion is soft, smooth and expressive, I still know that it would pair beautifully with your dinner plans for Valentine’s Day.

Food News

We have some spectacular deals for you this Valentine’s Day, today we received 30 pounds of Snake River Farms American Wagyu Black Strip Loins. We’ll cut this highly prized beef to your desired size, the BMS scale for these cuts are 5-8 the highest you can get and the Black Line is just down a notch from the American Wagyu Gold. Snake River Farms American Wagyu cattle are raised along the high plains of the Snake River in eastern Idaho. Managing the production process from start to finish, their herd has developed into one of the most highly regarded groups of Wagyu-cross cattle in the world. The best thing is, we have it here for you today. Maybe it’s not officially grilling season, but there’s no rain or snow in sight for this coming weekend or for Monday as well. What could be better than two of these unbelievable strip steaks, a pair of lobster tails, alongside a couple truffled au gratin potatoes. Snake River Farms advertises this cut for $67 per steak, our price for you this week is half that price! We’ll cut you two 16 oz. steaks for the same price! We got a GREAT deal and want to share it with all of you!

Food Feature of the Week

It’s our Valentine’s Day pre-packaged dinner for two, included are a half pound each of scallops and shrimp, a lobster tail, 1 pound of fresh Italian Paparadelle. We toss in all the other ingredients to prepare this dish along with a loaf of Tribeca bread, Gelato Bomba and a split of Chandon Rosé. This pre-packaged meal can be produced in 20 minutes and will be a hit for this holiday table. $99.99 for dinner and drinks for two, please let us know if we can reserve one of these meals for the two of you…

Market Items…

Fresh Hand Cut Snake River Farms Black Wagyu Strip Steaks $33.99lb

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

Double Bone In Frenched Pork 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 “Hearts Desire Oysters Malpeque 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

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

New Wines

Ruinart Rose’ Champagne NV Reims, France $85.99

Sassicaia 2018 Bolgheri, Italy $258.99

Tilia 2020 Malbec/Syrah Chile $11.99

Castello Di Albola 2017 Chianti Classico $12.99

Krupp Brothers Veraison Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 $129.99

New Beers

Toppling Goliath Mozee IPA $16.99

Jackie O’s Anvil Chorus Single Bottle $11.99

3 Floyds Brian Boru Irish Red Ale 6pk Bottles $12.99

Revolution A Little Crazy 6pk Cans $10.99

Weyerbacher Insanity 4pk Bottles $19.99

Kegs - 1/6 Barrel

Maine Lunch IPA $169.99

Ale Smith Nut Brown Ale $129.99

North Coast Scrimshaw $119.99

Final Thoughts

It’s a big weekend, Super Bowl LVI featuring the Bengals and the Rams and I’m pretty sure who most of this audience is rooting for. We’ve got plenty of great Cincinnati beers to share with you for the big game and more than a few snacks that will fit right in. We love finding those half price bottles to share with you. Seeking out a great deal makes this job fun so when I see the opportunity to purchase the finest cut of beef for half price, I didn’t have to think too long because I figured I had a few friends to share it with!

Cheers from all of us here at The Wine Merchant!

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