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Boo and a Happy Halloween to you!!

It’s Art Walk this Friday night and we hope you all come down to not only take a look at our new artist but enjoy this annual event all through downtown!

Calendar of Events

October 31st – Thirsty Thursday! Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup!

November 5th – Tuesday Fall Alternative Wine Dinner **Just had a few spaces open up**

November 21st – Beaujolais Nouveau!

Do I really need to say more…We’ll taste as many Nouveau’s as I can bring in, I’ll prepare as much Bourguignon as my kitchen can handle, bring in way too much Brie and Baguette and we’ll just have a party! Nobody really does this anymore, but…we do, and we do it right!

December 3rd – Champagne Tasting ***SOLD OUT

We’re bringing in all grower produced Champagnes this year, six of the best we found. We’ll have a special guest from the distributor (Jason) here to help explain each and every one of them. Of course we’ll choose some great heavy appetizers to accompany these beautiful new Champagnes. It’s bubbles all night long!

December 25th – Closed Christmas Day

January 1st – Closed New Years Day

New Wines

Tranche Pape Blanc 2015 Washington $28.99

Cofrade Rioja White 2018 Spain $9.99

Medievo Rioja Reserva 2014 Spain $17.99

Medievo Rioja Gran Reserva 2012 Spain $$21.99

Collefrisio Appassimento 2017 Italy $19.99

Chateau d’Armailhac 2015 Grand Cru Bordeaux $54.99

Tuerce Botas Red 2016 Spain $17.99

New Beers

Fat Head’s Holly Jolly 6pk Bottle $10.99

Jackie O’s Dark Apparition 4pk Cans $11.99

Urban Artifact Bathysphere 4pk Cans $19.99

Modern Times Octagon City 4pk 16oz Cans $14.99

Boulevard/Modern Times Restless Nights 4pk 16oz Cans $11.99

Ommegang My Watch has Ended 750ml Bottle $12.99

Greenbush Party Wolf IPA 6pk Can $12.99

Champion Missile IPA 6pk Can $9.99

Around the Bend Juice Trials 4pk 16oz Can $11.99

Around the Bend Penny Farthing 4pk 16oz Can $9.99

Troeg’s Mad Elf 6pk Bottle $15.99

New Holland Cabin Fever 6pk Bottle $10.99

Bell’s Christmas 6pk Bottle $10.99

Bell’s Arabicadabra 6pk Bottle $11.99

Abita Christmas 6pk Bottle $9.99

Beer Tasting

Four new breweries to taste this Saturday! First, Modern Times Octagon City from San Diego this is a Berliner Weiss that will wake up your palate. Number two is from Greenbush, Party Wolf IPA from Sawyer, Michigan. From Champion Brewing in Charlottesville Virginia you can try their Missile IPA for number three. To finish this week’s tasting we’ll do a collaborative beer from Modern Times and Boulevard “Restless Nights” a bourbon barrel aged coffee porter. Now that’s a new beer tasting…See you Saturday.

Feature Item

This week’s feature is Chateau d’Armailhac 2015 Grand Cru Bordeaux, we have always carried a few of these great Bordeaux’s but when I was given an opportunity to purchase these Baronne Philippine Rothschild at a $54.99 price point, I brought in quite a few. This wine is classic Bordeaux, 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. “The 2015 d'Armailhac is a very sexy wine. Pliant, open-knit and delicious, the 2015 is super-classy. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate, blood orange and floral notes are seamlessly woven together in a surprisingly finessed wine for this property. Gracious and racy to the core, d'Armailhac is quite attractive”. Yeah, I’ve always said that…what I do know is that if you like Bordeaux’s this bottle is a classic and at a very good price.

Dan’s Pick

My pick this week is Tuerce Botas from Spain, this $17.99 bottle of Garnacha is just what this evening ordered, loosely translated Tuerce Botas means lazy, useless and of no help. The story is that on occasion the wine maker could be found drinking this wine and in some cases to excess on which other winery workers simply looked at him and uttered “Ohhh, Tuerce Botas”. I’m not saying that one will become that way after consumption, however I am saying this wine is terribly easy to drink and I can certainly understand the wine makers tendency to over indulge with this great little bottle.

Friday/Saturday Special

Cheeseburger meatball this week it’s the same meatball just covered in fondue cheese and sprinkled with bacon!! How could that not be good? We’re selling out every week so get in here and order one up!

Final Thought

There’s no doubt about it, it’s November… Beaujolais Nouveau and Thanksgiving are right around the corner and in another week I’ll be putting on pants… Fall still remains my favorite season and we’ve brought in a considerable number of new beer and wines for you to enjoy during this new season, stop in and check out what we have awaiting you. Hope to see you real soon.

Cheers from all of us at the Wine Merchant!

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