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Shark week is next week! 7/28-8/3

No, I’m not really into sharks, I just like our food specials! Ahi Tuna Tacos, Poke’ Bowls and baby octopus, mmmm…..

Calendar of Events July 29th – Aug 3rd – Shark Week! Ahi Tuna and Octopus specials all week!

August 3rd – Car Tunes on Main! Food, Wine and Beer specials starting at 2pm!

Throwback beers and smoked strip steak sandwiches, how can you say no to that...Classic Cars, Classic Beers and a Classic Steak Sandwich!

August 10th –“BBL” Belgian Beer Lunch Saturday starting at 12:30pm. It’s all about Belgian beer and of course some great Belgian food, 4-courses, plenty of beer and free glassware! $40.00 per person, you won’t leave here hungry or thirsty. ***Reservation Required (5 spots left!)

September 2nd – Monday Labor Day CLOSED September 6th – Friday 12th Anniversary Tasting 5pm-7pm September 10th – Tuesday Quarterly Wine Tasting 36 spots at $36.00 ***Reservation Required September 28th – Saturday Best Wurst Saturday!! October 12th – Saturday Hogtoberfest! November 5th – Tuesday Fall Alternative Wine Dinner ***Reservation Required

New Wines Chateau Clarke 2015 Bordeaux $59.99 Filipetti Moscato Dolce Spumante NV Italy $11.99 Filipetti Moscato Rosato Spumante NV Italy $11.99 Sean Minor Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 California $26.99 Torre de Ona Red 2012 Spain $27.99 Lagrimas de Graciano 2017 Spain $13.99 Pazo de Seoane Rosal 2016 Spain $19.99

New Beers Avery Double Digit IPA 6pk Can $16.99 Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout 6pk Bottle $10.99 Urban Artifact Fire Iron 4pk Can $11.99 Jackie O’s Black Falls 12.7oz Bottle $11.99 Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow 22oz Bottle $12.99

This Week’s Tastings Beers from Comstock, Michigan and Asheville, North Carolina this week for beer tasting, we’ll start with “The Prairie-Grass Dividing” from Bell’s. For number two we’ll sip from Hi-Wire their Rose’ and in staying with the North Carolina selections number three will be Hop Circus a “Dank and Citrusy” brew. To finish things off we’ll go back to Michigan for the iconic Kalamazoo Stout. Certainly a few to choose from this week, hope to seed you Saturday! 

Feature Item Jim Clendenen‘s Au Bon Climat 2014 “Knox Alexander” Pinot Noir is this week’s feature. Always one of my favorites, while we don’t have many of these bottles we have a few at $59.99 that will be sure to please. Named after Jim Clendenen’s son Knox, this wine is from the finest lots of Pinot Noir from the estate Le Bon Climat and Bien Nacido Vineyard since 1998. These two vineyards, separated only by the Sisquoc River, have slow growing vines planted in well-drained poor soils, which produce really distinctive Pinot Noir. Both vineyards struggle to yield much most years, but the small amount that is harvested is of amazing quality. This Pinot Noir is “bright, focused and beautifully delineated. A layered wine of intense aromatics, precision and focus that exudes energy from start to finish. The 2014 is striking. It's as simple as that.” Jim is one of my all time favorite wine makers and maybe after purchasing one of these you will understand why!

Dan's Pick It’s got to be Domaine de Maubet 2018, this wine has been a huge hit for our customers so I decided to bring in plenty and choose it as my pick! This $10.99 refreshing bottle is just what we all need for summer weather, “Intensely herbal and green, this wine is as crisp as possible. It's also attractively perfumed from the Gros Manseng in the blend that is dominated by Colombard and Ugni Blanc. The wine is brightly fruity and deliciously crisp and refreshing.” I think these tasting notes say it all, try a few and you’ll soon see why we’ve run out the past two weeks! It’s in stock, all you have to do is chill it down and enjoy…

Final Thought We’re looking forward to sharing some great food specials with you, be it during Shark Week, Car Tunes on Main or our Belgian Beer Lunch. I’ve got the fridges and freezers packed to keep bringing in new and exciting specials and new menu items, keep an eye out for what’s next! We enjoy sharing these foods and we’re looking forward to seeing you all real soon.

Cheers from all of us at the Wine Merchant!

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