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TOTAL ECLIPSE is four days away!!!

Updated: Apr 5

We've got tons of specials, patio space, and a good view...

what else could you want?

Hours of Operation

Monday - Tuesday, 10am to 6pm

Wednesday - Saturday, 10am to 8pm

Calendar 🗓

April 8 (Monday) - TOTAL ECLIPSE!!!!! 🌖🌗🌘🌑🌒🌓🌔 We will be open until 8pm on this auspicious Monday with special seating including additional patio space, themed food, and drink specials... everything we can think of, and believe you me, we've been thinking about it for a while. Call and reserve your patio table today ($75) before they sell out! We have no idea what Findlay will be like on this day, but we can't wait to find out.

April 13 (Saturday) - Second Saturday, details TBD. We might still be recovering from the eclipse.

April 19 (Friday) - We're not sure what we're doing this day yet either, but we will be doing something to celebrate 419 Day alongside the rest of Downtown Findlay.

May 11 (Saturday) - Rosé in May, 12pm-2pm. Give us a call to reserve you spot for this annual event.

News 🗞

Is there really anything to talk about besides the eclipse??? Firstly, we have lots of wines and beers in a special display in the store for you to take home if you're hosting or celebrating on your own. If you're able to come celebrate with us, here's what we've got planned for you: a Food Special, the Croissant of Totality, with Italian Rosemary Ham, French Brie, and Blackberry Jam; Pink Moon Oysters --- didn't even have to come up with a name for this one; and a variety of desserts, including Black and White Cookies from Carnegie Deli in New York. For your glass, we'll obviously have some sun- and moon-themed Glass Pours, Beer Specials, and a fun Frozen beverage. We'll be expanding the patio and will have several standing tables available there, but don't forget that we still have some of our regular seated patio tables available to rent for a fee, so give us a call ASAP if you'd like one of those. I know a lot of schools and businesses will be closing for the event, but not us. We'll be open late until 8pm so the party can continue well past 3:10.

Wine Feature ⭐️

It's not often that we feature a white wine, but if ever there was a week to do so, it's this one. We got in a truly delicious White Bordeaux, Clos des Lunes 2022 Lune d'Argent. Clos des Lunes is one of the very few properties in the Sauternes region of Bordeaux that produces something other than the sweet dessert wine of the same name. Olivier Bernard and the team at Domaine de Chevalier saw the remarkable potential of the ancient vineyard site that produces this wine, noting that its unique microclimate could and would make some remarkable dry white wines. As evidence, this bottle got 90-92 points across the board. It consists of 70% Semillon and 30% Sauvignon Blanc, though neither of the grapes truly dominates the flavor profile. It is "a pure, balanced, medium- to full-bodied white with clean citrus and floral aromatics, a good spine of acidity, and a clean, lengthy finish. It's a classy Bordeaux Blanc." With notes of creamy lemon, tangerine, chamomile, apricot, and honeysuckle, it's got balance and depth. You can go home with a bottle of this wine for $27.99.

Wine Pick 🥂

This week we have for you the Concura 2016 Fasi Primitivo. As you may know, Primitivo is Zinfandel grown in Italy. Zinfandel, while extremely common in California and probably what most of you are familiar with drinking, actually originated in Croatia before hopping over to Italy, where it's been grown for centuries, if not millennia. It's most common in Puglia in the southeast of the country, which is where this particular bottle hails from. This wine from Concura, a family affair run by three Italian cousins, has rich, jammy red fruit --- think blackberry and raspberry preserves --- and notes of cocoa, vanilla, and oak. It's medium-bodied and lower in acidity, making it extremely easy to drink. If you like Zinfandel, try one from this region for $21.99. Plus... it's obviously perfect for the eclipse!

Food Feature 🫒

When this item makes a triumphant return into the store, how could I feature anything else?? This is the olive oil that Gianni brings directly from Italy. If you go to their website, it's all in Italian. This stuff is therefore the real deal. It's not an oil that you would buy to cook with; at $29.99, it's a finishing oil, to use on salads or to drizzle on top of anything on which you want some extraordinary color, flavor, and texture. They say on their site (translated by Google, of course): "To obtain quality extra virgin olive oil, the condition of the olives, picked and unpicked, and the cold pressing method are important; all these factors result in a slightly spicy oil, with a hint of bitterness and an intense green color... The ideal geographical position of the Frantoio Sanminiatese, combined with the climatic and environmental conditions, the variety and method of cultivation of the olive trees, allows us to produce an oil with a harmonious and fruity taste, characterized by hints of artichoke, cut grass, almond, with notes bitter and spicy, typical of Tuscan oil." We only get this in 2-3 times a year, so come grab a bottle or two while you can.

Oyster Feature 🦪

Why, Pink Moons, of course! From New London, PEI, these beauties are a medium size with the perfect balance of salt and creaminess and a nice mineral finish. Try these with a glass of sparkling rosé for a great pairing. We also got in some Thunder Coves AND more Princetowns so that we definitely do not run out of oysters this week. Thunder Coves are from where else but Thunder Cove, PEI, and are a larger size with a smooth salinity. Make sure to have a squeeze of lime on these -- it'll make a difference. If you recall from last week, Princetowns are also from Thunder Cove, PEI, and have a strong salinity with a note of seaweed. Three options for you this week.

Market Items 🛒 

*Fresh Dry-Aged Prime Strip Loin - $25.99/lb

*Fresh Wagyu Hanger Steaks, 8oz - $15.99

*Fresh Dry-Aged Prime Ribeyes, 12oz - $39.99

*Fresh North Atlantic Salmon - $18.99/lb

*Fresh Oysters - $24/dozen

*Fresh Wagyu Burgers, 4pk - $17.99

Frozen Choice Whole Tenderloin - $25.99/lb

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 Beef Tenderloin Filets, 8oz - $16.99

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

Frozen Six-Rib Veal Rack - $16.99/lb

Frozen Lamb Sirloin Roast - $22.99/lb

Frozen Lamb Rack, 2lbs - $49.99

Frozen Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin - $12.99

Frozen Bratwurst, 5pk - $8.99

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, Cheese, or Pepperoni) - $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 (2lb package) - $39.99

Frozen U-10 Scallops - $29.99/lb

Frozen Lobster Tails, 2pk - $35.99

Frozen Whole Petite Potatoes - $8.99

Frozen Oven-Roasted Potato Wedges - $8.99

Frozen Au Gratin Potatoes, 4pk - $9.99 Fresh/Frozen Drake's Lobster Ravioli - $32.99/lb

Fresh/Frozen Goat Cheese & Beet Ravioli - $15.99/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🍷

Clos des Lunes 2022 Lune d'Argent Bordeaux Blanc, France - $27.99

Concura 2016 Fasi Primitivo, Italy - $18.99

Lunetta NV Prosecco, Italy - $16.99

Sun & Moon Cellars 2020 Chardonnay, France - $14.99

Lieu Dit 2023 Rosé of Cabernet Franc, California - $25.99

Domaine de la Ferrandière 2023 Grenache Gris Rosé, France - $12.99

Prisma 2023 Pinot Noir Rosé, Chile - $14.99

Thorn Clarke 2019 Shotfire Reserve Shiraz, Australia - $24.99 (back in stock!)

New Beer 🍺

Columbus Brewing Lunar Lights IPA, 6pk cans - $10.99

Maumee Bay Brewing Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout, 6pk cans - $14.99

Mast Landing Brewing A Beer Named Duck NEPA, 4pk cans - $15.99

Mast Landing Brewing Champ Lager, 4pk cans - $10.99

Weihenstephaner Helles Lager, 4pk cans - $11.99

Kegs - 1/6 Barrel 🛢 

Stone Enjoy By 4/20 IPA - $209.99

New Holland Mad Hatter Midwest IPA - $109.99

Fat Head's Hop Juju - $189.99

Mast Landing Brewing Champ Lager - $124.99

Final Thoughts 💬

It's been a lot of fun brainstorming ideas and searching out special items for Monday. Am I excited to see the eclipse? Sure, but I'm more excited to see what Downtown Findlay turns into, and to show you all what we've come up with. And as you may have surmised... the patio is indeed up, and Patio Season can officially begin 🎉 I saw some snowflakes this morning, so clearly our timing is perfect. Hope to see you all this weekend, and if you can make it on Monday, I can't wait to share this once in a lifetime experience with you.

Cheers from all of us here at the Wine Merchant!

📞 419-424-0391

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