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Halloween doesn’t frighten me as much as the upcoming November elections...

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WINE NEWS…

So, someone came in last week and bought up all of our feature and pick (thank you) if you missed out on these great wines we have more in this week for you. We’re starting to bring in some holiday reds and are excited about some of our new selections. On a completely different note Breitenbach is back in stock…

Dan’s Wine Feature

Jim Clendenen’s Au Bon Climat 2019 Pinot Gris/Pinot Blanc is my feature for the week, I know it’s getting colder and I pick a great new white wine, why, because we just this week are able to get in some of Jim’s wines. Jim Clendenen is one of my favorites in the wine world and if I was a wine maker I’d be him. Both of us the same age, same undergraduate studies and some simple similarities in how we view life. Jim crafts wine the way he wants, ratings be damned, he makes wine that is French in style but from pampered vineyard stock that he controls. Be sure I will have more wines coming in next week from Au Bon Climat and you can bet I’ll be sharing more with you then.

Dan’s Pick

This week’s pick is Melrose “Parkers Pinot Noir” new to our shelves and coming in at $14.99 may just make this a great grab and go bottle. “The Parker Family invites you to enjoy the wines of Melrose Vineyards. We are located near Roseburg on a bench of the South Umpqua River. Southern Oregon provides the ideal site and cool climate for growing wine. We utilize sustainable viticulture practices along with modern technology to nurture our fruit. We strive for small berries that concentrate our flavors to give Melrose wine a fullness of bouquet body and flavor unique to this vineyard.” This all sounds great to me but the biggest question is how does it taste, for me it’s the perfect bottle for everything. Pizza, burgers, a nice hearty stew or of course all things pork. Stop in and pick up a few and see for yourself.

Food News

We’ve already taken a few special orders for the Holidays so if you’re looking for a Fresh Turkey for Thanksgiving, Prime Rib for Christmas or Kurobota Pork for New Years get in touch. What ever your traditions are we can get the specialty items you need. From soup to nuts we can bring in what you need.

Food Feature of the Week

The Kurobota chops were a true hit last week and we doubled our order for this week, fresh new oysters and another new fresh fish. I can’t just limit myself to one feature this week it’s all really, really good. Just realized I hadn’t given a price to our Black Angus Prime Strip Steaks last week, these beauties are $16.99 a pound and worth every penny!

PROVISIONS…

Beef Tenderloin Frozen 8oz Center Cut Filet $12.99

Whole Fresh Beef Tenderloin $15.99lb

Kurobota “Frenched” Tomahawk Pork Chops - $12.99 per chop

Fresh Black Angus Prime Strip Steaks - $16.99lb

Fresh Certified Angus Beef Ribeyes - $18.99lb

CAB PRIME Steak Burgers 4pk - $9.99

Fresh Dry Aged Wagyu Steak Burgers 4pk - $15.99

Fresh Glacier Bay Oysters. $1.50 each $18.00 bakers dozen.

Fresh Blue Point Oysters. $1.50 each $18.00 bakers dozen.

Fresh Salmon Bay of Fundy filets -$16.99 lb

Fresh Lake Superior White Fish - $10.99lb

Grouper 6-8oz fillet - $8.99 each

Swordfish 8oz steak - $6.99 each

Barramundi Asian Sea Bass Frozen 7-9oz cryovac filet - $8.99

Saku Block Ahi Tuna AAA Sushi grade - $14.99 per block

U-10 Scallops frozen – $18.99lb

Wines

Chateau Coutet St. Emilion Grand Cru Bordeaux, 2016 France $39.99

La Chapelle de Meyney Saint-Estephe Bordeaux, 2014 France $44.99

Loca Linda Torrontes, 2018 Argentina 1L $16.99

Turley Hayne Vineyard Petite Syrah, 2018 California $99.99

Domaine Du Haut Bourg Muscadet, 2018 France $11.99

Melrose Vineyards Parkers Pinot Noir, 2016 Oregon $14.99

Au Bon Climat Pinot Gris/Pinot Blanc, 2019 California $19.99

Au Bon Climat Chardonnay 2018 California $24.99

Beers

New Holland Little Piglet IPA 6 pack cans $10.99

Bells Christmas 6 Pack Bottles $10.99

Bells Jingle Bells Variety 12 Pack cans $19.99

Abita Christmas 6 Pack Bottles $9.99

Champion Santa’s Cookies 4 pack 16oz $12.99

Roak French Toast Devil Dog Stout 6 Pack Bottles $9.99

Revolution Deth’s Tar 4pack cans $24.99

MadTree Hazy High IPA 4pack cans $11.99

Urban Artifact Trivet 6pack cans $11.99

Fat Heads Holly Jolly 6pack bottles $10.99

Final Thought

So the question is, not so much as to whom you’re voting for but rather, did you vote? If not, please do, you still have time and besides being your right, your voice needs to be heard. On to question number 2, whatcha drinking Tuesday night? Stop in and we can help you choose a few celebratory or conciliatory bottles, either way I kinda feel a drink or two or three may be necessary Tuesday evening…

Please, please continue safe practices and please bring a mask when you come visit us at the store.

Cheers from all of us here at The Wine Merchant

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