Did you know that yesterday was National Wine Day? Neither did I. We celebrate National Wine Day every day at JJ’s, so for us, this was just another normal Friday. Or was it?

I didn’t get a chance to write yesterday. Too many things going on that kept me from opening my computer and having a conversation with you. I was also taught recently by a good friend that sometimes you just won’t get to it, and that’s ok. That being said, there are some things that came up this week that we need to discuss, please a few things coming up that you will want to note and get ready for!

Louis Jadot 2020 Preorder

Every year we get a list of wines to be released by Maison Louis Jadot and some affiliate producers highlighting a large number of wines to be released this Fall. This is a great opportunity to get your hands on some highly collectible wines before they hit store shelves laer this year. You can find the order form at this link – Louis Jadot 2020 Preorder – You will need to do some research to see what you might want, but if you are a fan of Burgundy, you won’t be disappointed in any of the offerings. Feel free to reach out for some guidance. The orders need to be in by Thursday, February 24th.

March Product Expo and Ribbon Cutting

On Tuesday, March 1st, we have a lot going on! At 4:30pm, we will be cutting our ribbon at JJ’s Axes & Ales as we join the ranks of the Great Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. We hadn’t joined the chamber in that location and thought it would be a good time to show off our new “Game Room”, our recent expansion project. Pool tables, dart boards and video lottery were added to our entertainment packages. We also have a conference room that is available for rent and a business office. We are excited to show off the space!

After the ribbon cutting, we are hosting our March Product EXPO in JJ’s Event Room! Free samples of various wine, spirits & beer products for you to try as we gear up for our Spring and Summer product selections. We will also have a recruiting table at this year’s EXPO handing out applications for JJ’s Event Services, and other opportunities that we will have this, Summer. We are looking for all kinds of positions, but primarily event workers for Levitt Concerts, Augie Football games and a large number of weddings! You do not need to wait until the EXPO to fill out an application, you can download an application at this link – Employment Application – and then bring it to JJ’s (please bring it in, we do not accept emailed applications.)

JJ’s Bar & The Boozy Bakery

This blog post is a little late, as we had a very busy day yesterday, so while I would like to say “swing by for some tasty desserts”, The Boozy Bakery was cleaned out yesterday, so there isn’t a whole lot to be had! However, we do have some tasty eats in JJ’s Bar! This week Kaleb is featuring Shrimp Risotto and a Brisket Patty Melt! Check out the full menu or order online for carryout – https://order.jjswine.com – JJ’s Bar opens at noon on Saturdays offering our full menu of food, beer, wine and great cocktails!

So, back to National Wine Day, which was yesterday. I don’t know about you, but every day seems to be a National Day of something. I’m not one to dismiss an opportunity to recognize something that we sell, but why just do that on one day? Every day is good day to drink good wine! And, fortunately, we have a lot of really good wine for you to enjoy! View our selection online at – All Wine | JJ’s Wine, Spirits & Cigars (jjswine.com) – Keep in mind that the VIP Price is 20% off the List Price, and this is the price for ALL JJ’s VIP Rewards members! Not a member? Great, we will sign you up when you stop in! It’s free! We also offer 30% off List Price when you purchase as few as SIX bottles!

Big week for “Jane’s Boys” next week as we close the sale on another iconic eatery in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. On Tuesday we will take over operations at Toby’s Lounge in Meckling, SD. Meckling is the Hay Capitol of the Universe and Toby’s Lounge is known for the best Broasted chicken anywhere! Once we get settled in, much like Whimp’s Place, you will find a few things unique to your JJ’s Experience at Toby’s, but for the most part, it will stay the same as it has been for 51 years!

Have a great weekend!