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AC/DC is back this week!

No, no not live music…

(Air Conditioning and a great place to Drink Cool)…

Monday – Saturday

10am to 6pm!

**This Saturday the Bar will be closed until 4pm for a private event**

Wine News

This week we have a handful of new Rose’s for you and a bit of addition to France. As always, we have the shelves stocked and ready for you!

Dan’s Feature

Rose’ from Tavel has always been one of my favorites and I’ve been drinking it for the past 43 years. Tavel is an appellation of the Rhône Valley that only produces Rose’ and received it’s AOC status in 1936. That pretty much means that over the past 84 years, this region has focused on one solitary thing… making the best Rose’ they can within the appellation. Domaine Lafond 2020 Roc-Epine may not be the same bottle that I had 43 years ago, but it is Tavel. Pascal Lafond’s beautifully made wines from Tavel are among the finest values the region has to offer. This 65-hectare family-run estate, located in the rose-only appellation of Tavel, produces what is widely considered (by Robert Parker, among others) to be the best Tavel available. Being comprised of 60% Grenache, 10% Cinsault, 5% Syrah, 5% Carignan and the remaining 5% of Clairette, Picpoul, Bourboulenc, Mourvèdre round out this complex Rose’. This 90+ Rose’ is appropriately priced at $21.99 and while I didn’t get many, I have one down here waiting for you.

Dan’s Pick

I forgot about how much I like Muscadet, so my pick for this week is one of my favorites, Domaine Des Quartes 2019 Muscadet Sevre Et Maine. Is it sweet? No. The varietal is Melon de Burogogne and has always been my typical go to for shellfish, but I reminded myself last week how good it was all by itself. And if anyone’s got pedigree in Muscadet, it’s the Poiron family. They began growing and producing wine in the early 1800’s and over the past two centuries have elevated their vineyard holdings from the original 1.2 hectares to it’s current standing of 39 hectares. So I’m pretty certain, they’ve figured out how to produce this fantastic crisp, bright and lightly acidic wine. The Muscadet region on the Loire’s Atlantic coast has long occupied a spot alongside seafood and river fish specialties alike. Vinified entirely of the Melon de Bourgogne varietal and aged on the lees for six months prior to bottling, Eric Poiron’s Muscadet is clean, careful, and zippy. A bottle of this wine with a dozen oysters and you’ll soon be speaking French.

Food News

While prices for both seafood and beef are still on the high side, we’ve been lucky to continue getting affordable Prime cuts in both Culotte and Teres Major and still have plenty of great Choice Ribeyes and Strips. We’re only going to bring in the best we can find, at the best price we can find and that we enjoy taking home ourselves.

Food Feature of the Week

It’s Surf and Turf time, we have monkfish, shrimp, scallops and langostines, on the Surf side for you to choose from and for the Turf, well we have plenty… Fresh ribeyes or strips, fresh coulotte or Teres Major and then frozen tomahawks, hanger and center cut tenderloin. We fill your grill and your table, stop in and we’ll help you make up the perfect meal.

Market Items…

Fresh Cut Certified Angus Strip Steaks - $20.99lb

Fresh Prime Coulotte Fillet - $15.99lb

Fresh Prime Teres Major - $15.99lb

Fresh Certified Angus Beef Hand Cut Ribeyes - $18.99lb

Fresh Wagyu Burgers 2pk - $8.99

Frozen Trimmed Choice Hanger Steaks - $13.99 each

Frozen 8oz Beef Tenderloin Center Cuts - $13.99 each

Frozen 20oz CAB Porterhouse Steaks - $29.99lb

Frozen Angus 24/28oz Tomahawk Ribeyes $34.99 avg.

Nueske Bacon Cheddar Bratwurst 5 links per pound - $9.99

Rinaldi Italian Sausage (our favorite) 4 links per pound - $6.99

Fresh Heritage Kurobuta Berkshire Pork Chops - $12.99 per chop

Oysters Summer Love PEI - $18.00 a dozen

Fresh Arctic Char - $18.99lb

Fresh Bay of Fundy Atlantic Salmon -$16.99lb

Fresh Monkfish Fillets - $12.99lb

Frozen Large Langostines - $15.99lb

Frozen 13/15 count Raw Shrimp deveined (1lb package) - $17.99lb

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

Frozen U-10 Scallops – $21.99lb

Tribeca Bakery Rosemary, Sourdough, Italian Table, Rustic Olive and Asiago Cheese Bread $5.50

New Wines

The Crossing 2020 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ $15.99

Domaine Lafond Rosé 2020 Tavel France $21.99

Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf Du Pape 2018 France $65.99

New Beers

Heart State Throb IPA 6pk Cans $11.99

Jackie O’s Sing to the Sun 6pk Cans $11.99

Urban Artifact Peach Seltzer 6pk Cans $10.99

Urban Artifact Fire Iron 4pk Cans $11.99

Kegs - 1/6 Barrel

North Coast Scrimshaw - $109.99

Final Thought

At the moment, everything is fixed and running smoothly…Obviously something I’ll never guarantee. It doesn’t take much to keep me happy… a new freezer, AC condenser and of course full racks of wine, beer and a cooler full fresh cut meats and fish for all of us to enjoy. Hope to see you soon.

Cheers from all of us here at The Wine Merchant

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