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The Lenten season has officially begun...

We'll do our best to keep getting in food specials to make it a little easier for those of you who participate.

But we're still beefing it up for those of you who don't!

Hours of Operation

Monday - Tuesday, 10am to 6pm

Wednesday - Saturday, 10am to 8pm

Calendar 🗓

March 1 (Friday) - Friday night charity wine tasting (Clothe a Child), 5-7pm

March 9 (Saturday) - Second Saturday... details TBD

News 🗞

Reviews are in, and many of you are saying that our new customized Dry-Aged Beef is some of the best you've ever had. We're thrilled that you're trying it and enjoying it, so please tell your friends and keep coming back for more. On the wine side of things, I went on a little spending spree today and bought several new Australian wines for you to enjoy. We have been wanting to refresh that section of the store for a while, and we tried so many good wines today... I wanted to buy more, but Chelsea wouldn't let me 🥺 We also grabbed our first 2023 rosé... spring might be coming early after all. They will all be in tomorrow, so come give some of them a try. I'm hoping you like them as much as we did.

Wine Feature ⭐️

Well of course I have to feature one of the new Australian wines... the feature is Penley Estate 2021 Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon. Penley's owners, Ang and Bec Tolley, are descended from two big names in the history of Australian wine, the Penfolds and the Tolleys. The name, Penley, is a combination of those two names and a continuation of their winemaking heritage. Penley Estate is located in Coonawarra, the country's most famous Cab-producing region. The red soils, or terra rossa, there create very distinctive and terroir-driven wines. The winemaker describes it as such: "A complex bouquet full of black fruits and varietal herbs. Blood plum, blackcurrant, anise and fresh thyme with a glimpse of purple flowers. Medium-bodied in structure with a juicy core of ripe fruit flavors. Integrated French oak notes complement the seamless powdery tannins giving rise to a long satisfying palate." This wine tastes a lot bigger than its price point of $21.99, and it is rated 91-92 points across the board. It'll be in tomorrow if you want to grab a bottle for your table this weekend.

Wine Pick 🥂

My pick this week is a Washington state bottle in the style of a White Bordeaux, Shafts and Furrow Rocks of Bawn 2022 White Wine. Rocks of Bawn is a newer winery from David O’Reilly and his wife Angelica, who founded Owen Roe in Yakima Valley. They say, "The story behind Rocks of Bawn is rooted in the historical struggle and resilience of the Irish people. Inspired by the popular Irish folk song, Rocks of Bawn pays homage to the determination of those who faced hardship on the rocky west coast of Ireland." It is a blend of 84% Sauvignon Blanc and 16% Semillon, with the Semillon giving texture and richer fig notes to the light and fragrant Sauvignon Blanc. If you like Sauvignon Blanc or White Bordeaux, give this a try at $21.99 and see what you think.

Food Feature 🐟

For the first week of Lent, we brought back in our Fresh Halibut. You can use Halibut in a lot of ways, but a simple lemon butter sauce, pan-fried or baked, is a classic and always delicious. Try this recipe for Pan-Seared Halibut with a Lemon-Caper Sauce. Something to go with that would be our Petite Whole Potatoes or our Mushroom Risotto. Quick, easy, healthy, and of course tasty and perfect for Lent. We have it now for $29.99/lb, just in today, so it's fresh and ready to go.

Oyster Feature 🦪

In honor of Valentine's Day this week, we ordered Cupid's Choice oysters. These oysters are from the pristine waters of PEI, and they are plump, flavorful, and very sweet. "These oysters possess strong, clean rounded shells, with deeply cupped bottoms that encase full plump bellies. They are extraordinarily sweet with a sharp blast of brine." In addition to these little beauties, we got some more of our recent favorite, Raspberry Points also out of PEI.

Market Items 🛒 

*Fresh Prime Dry-Aged Tomahawks - $29.99/lb

*Fresh Choice Dry-Aged Strip Steaks - $19.99/lb

*Fresh Halibut - $29.99/lb

*Fresh North Atlantic Salmon - $18.99/lb *Fresh Oysters - $24 a dozen

*Fresh Dry-Aged Prime Strips, 10oz - $36.99

*Fresh Dry-Aged Prime Ribeyes, 12oz - $34.99

*Fresh Berkshire Pork Loin Chops, 8oz - $10.99

*Fresh Wagyu Burgers, 4pk - $18.99

Frozen Osso Buco Pig Wings, 5lb - $23.99

Frozen Sakura Bone-In French 10-Bone Pork Racks - $8.99/lb

Frozen Duroc Dry Aged Bone-In Pork Chops, 14oz - $15.99

Frozen Whole BMS 6/7 Wagyu Tenderloin - $39.99/lb (1 remaining)

Frozen CAB Steak Burgers 4pk - $14.99

Frozen CAB Dry-Aged Ribeyes - $18.99/lb

Frozen Center Cut 8oz Beef Tenderloin Filets - $16.99

Frozen Choice Sirloin Cap Strip Steaks, 8oz - $9.99

Frozen Lamb Sirloin Roast - $22.99/lb

Frozen Lamb Rack, 2lbs - $49.99

Frozen Spiral Cut Dearborn Hams, approx. 9lb - $27.99

Frozen Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin - $12.99

Frozen Pre-Cooked Frozen BBQ Ribs (approx. 3lb racks) - $23.99

Frozen Bratwurst, 5pk - $8.99

Frozen Wagyu Hot Dogs, 5pk - $11.99

Frozen Rinaldi Italian Sausage, 4pk - $8.99

Frozen Black Pepper Bacon - $14.99

Frozen Sashimi-Grade Ahi Tuna - $18.99/lb

Frozen Chilean Sea Bass, 6oz - $16.99

Frozen Buddy’s Detroit Style Pizzas (Veggie or Cheese) - $17.99

Frozen Ahi Saku Block Tuna AAA Sushi Grade, avg. 16oz - $19.99

Frozen U-13/15 Raw Jumbo Shrimp Deveined (2lb package) - $39.99

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

Frozen U-10 Scallops - $29.99/lb

Frozen Lobster Tails, 2pk - $35.99

Frozen King Crab Legs - $48.99/lb

Frozen Whole Petite Potatoes - $8.99

Frozen Oven-Roasted Potato Wedges - $8.99

Frozen Au Gratin Potatoes, 4pk - $9.99

Fresh/Frozen Quattro Formaggi Ravioli - $9.99/lb (serving for 2)

Fresh/Frozen Drake’s Pasta Ravioli (Veal or Butternut Squash) - $12.99/lb (serving for 2)

1932’s Pasta Sauce (Arrabbiata, Pomodorina with Fresh Basil, Pomodorina with Barolo) - $7.99

Maurizio Dried Pasta from Italy (Casarecce, Spaghetti Chitarra, or Trofie) - $7.99

La Molisana Orchiette from Italy - $6.99

Tribeca Bakery Bread (Rosemary or Asiago) - $5.50

New Wine🍷

Les Hautes de Lagarde 2020 White Bordeaux, France - $16.99

Bitch Bubbly NV Sparkling Rosé, Spain - $14.99

Château d'Estoublon 2023 Roseblood Rosé, France - $24.99 (coming Friday)

Elderton 2019 E Series Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia - $18.99 (going Friday)

Elderton 2018 Command Shiraz, Australia - $109.99 (coming Friday)

Penley Estate 2021 Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia - $21.99 (coming Friday)

Penley Estate 2022 Phoenix Cabernet Franc, Australia - $21.99 (coming Friday)

BonAnno 2022 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, CA - $24.99 (coming Friday)

d'Arenberg 2018 The Dead Arm Shiraz, Australia - $74.99 (coming Friday)

New Beer 🍺

Ace Perry Pear Hard Cider, 6pk cans - $10.99

Wyndridge Cider Co. Original Hard Cider, 6pk cans - $12.99

Sonder Voss Kölsch, 6pk cans - $9.99

Urban Artifact Pink Guava Colada, 4pk cans - $13.99

Kegs - 1/6 Barrel 🛢 

Coronado Point Danger IPA - $141.99

Branch & Bone Gorlami Italian Style Pilsner - $121.99

Three Floyds Zombie Dust Pale Ale - $155.99

Final Thoughts 💬

Phew, this last week was a whirlwind. Four events, but we got through them all. Hopefully you all enjoyed everything as much as we enjoyed planning them for you. Time to start planning some more... maybe after a little break for a couple weeks. Speaking of planning... party of two? We have an opening for this year's trip to Italy with Gianni and Undiscovered Tuscany. If you're interested in traveling to Tuscany on May 18-25, please reach out. There's never a better time to go than now!

Cheers from all of us here at the Wine Merchant!

📞 419-424-0391

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