I Tre Mercanti
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Wines, foods, and culinary gifts
I Tre Mercanti carries an extensive range of products, such as:
More than 100 of Italy's best wines, liqueurs, grappas, and
other drinks, including selected bottlings of Prosecco (the Veneto's answer to
Champagne) and a private-labeled Bellini cocktail made with Prosecco and "first
batch" peach juice.
Olive oils, including flavored oils, that change with the
season. (When we visited in November, the shop was about to
receive a shipment of newly pressed oils from Puglia's fall harvest.)
Preserved or dried vegetables, fruits, jams, mushrooms, and
Pestati, pasta sauces, and packaged pastas.
Balsamic vinegars (ask about the 50-year-old balsamic from
Modena that comes in 60-ml bottles filled from an annual quota of just 1.2
Cioccolati, including varietal chocolate bars made in
Cheeses from artisanal makers (among them, a 60-month
A small selection of implements for kitchens and
wine cellars, such as designer coffeemakers, graters, and corkscrews.
Emanuele dal Carlo, one of the three founding partners,
describes the shop as "a 'food temple,' a sanctuary for all of the foodies who
are in love with genuine Italian food." Don't let the "temple" reference inspire
fears of snobbery: I Tre Mercanti is ecumenical, and you needn't complete a
culinary catechism to enjoy a friendly welcome from the manager and his
Packing and shipping
I Tre Mercanti's staff will pack your breakables in bubble wrap
for a safe trip home. (A plastic wine case that you can check as luggage is
available for larger purchases.)
If you'd like to have wine shipped to you, I Tre Mercanti will
send it by authorized courier with customs duty prepaid. (Wine shipped abroad is
free of Italy's 20% VAT, so it's conceivable that your tax savings could exceed
your shipping costs, depending on the value of the wine.)
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