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Eat well, Drink well and Stay well!

This has been my mantra for the past couple months and this week I just felt the need to shout it out…


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WINE NEWS…

We’ve got some new wines for you this week, great value priced wines from Australia, Argentina, Chile, Spain and of course California and the Columbia Valley. Stop in and see what we have new for you this week!


Dan’s Wine Feature

It’s not wine… It’s a one drop and done from Frantoio Sanminiatese Olearia. I have visited this Olive Oil production facility no less than six times and I never get tired of going there. Let’s be honest, we all know that what we buy at the grocery store is not an oil that any self respecting Italian would be caught dead with. Only twice before have we had this oil in the store and now for the third time we have the oil that was pressed only a few months ago, when you talk fresh it can’t be any fresher than this. Pure, unadulterated, fresh oil…something that I haven’t even tasted yet. This oil won’t be here long, if you’ve gone to Italy with Gianni or you appreciate the best of something, this is it. Sure it costs more than what you currently have in your kitchen, but it should. This facility produces oil for a very, very small portion of Tuscany, and they never export because they don’t have enough. This only comes to us because of a very special relationship the Vanni family has with them. $29.99 for what I’m sure will be a true revelation in the world of olive oil for you.

Dan’s Pick

Runquist Salman Vineyard Clarksburg “R” 2018 Petite Sirah is my pick for this week. Petite Sirah is an often overlooked varietal and I just thought it would be nice to showcase this varietal for a change. First and foremost, Petite Sirah's are not just little Syrah grapes… although related it’s definitely not the same. This wine is loved for its extraordinary deep color and full-bodied flavors of blueberry, chocolate, plums and black pepper. Despite its popularity, Petite Sirah is an exceptionally rare grape with less than 10,000 planted acres worldwide, growing mainly in California and for that reason we don’t carry a rack full of them. Jeff Runquist and his winery has been named time and again as the winery of the year and once you get into this $31.99 bottle of luscious red you too will understand why. Maybe it’s time to try something new, different and see what other great wines are out there.

Food News

Place your orders for this year’s version of our annual Valentine’s Day Dinner (Kit). I’m telling you anyone should be able to prepare and plate this meal, if you can boil water and use an oven you’re set to have this be your Valentines Day meal. You’ll start with a great glass of sparkling wine and an Artichoke Crab Dip covered with Aged Gruyere and a loaf of Tribecca Bakery Bread. Your Entrée, served with a great bottle of wine, will be on a bed of Wilted Spinach covered with large Drakes Lobster Raviolis that will be finished in our house made lobster and butter sauce, adorned with a steamed Lobster Claw. The dessert to finish this dinner off will be a special selected item to cap off a great evening. This $99.99 special dinner for two with wine is the perfect way to spend this years Valentines Day evening. Dinners are limited please call and make your reservation for this meal kit soon.


Food Feature of the Week

New in this week is Arctic Char from Iceland, this previously frozen fish has been slowly thawed out and we have some beautiful fillets here for you. For $12.99 a pound, you can’t go wrong. Arctic char has a distinctive flavor, somewhere between that of salmon and trout, but closer to trout. The meat is moderately firm but has a finer flake than either salmon or trout. I just checked the price online and saw we’re basically giving this tasty fish away. We only got in 10 pounds so get it while you can…

PROVISIONS…

Whole Fresh Choice Beef Tenderloin - $18.99lb

Fresh Certified Angus Beef Choice 32oz Porterhouse $51.99

Dry Aged Prime Wagyu 32oz Bone in Ribeye- Market Price

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

Kurobota “Frenched” Tomahawk 8 bone rack - $102.99

Fresh Black Angus Prime Strip Steaks - $18.99lb

Fresh Certified Angus Beef Choice Ribeyes - $18.99lb

Glacier Bay Oysters $18.00 for a bakers dozen

Fresh Salmon Bay of Fundy Nova Scotia filets -$16.99lb

Previously frozen Arctic Char Filets - $12.99lb

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

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

U-10 Scallops frozen – $18.99lb


New Wines

Stolpman Vineyards Para Maria de las Tecolotes 2018 Santa Barbara County Red Wine $22.99 *BACK IN STOCK

Mayu Pedro Ximenez 2019 Chile $12.99

Mayu Carmenere-Syrah 2017 Chile $14.99

Tikal Natural Malbec-Syrah 2017 Mendoza $19.99

Kilikanoon The Lackey 2018 Clare Valley $16.99

Runquist Salman Vineyard Clarksburg “R” Petite Sirah 2018 $31.99

Nicolas Idiart Muscadet Sevre et Maine $12.99

Decero The Owl and The Dust Devil Iconic Blend 2015 Argentina $29.99

Lapostolle le Rouge Red Blend 2015 Chile $14.99

Logos II Navarra Red Wine 2011 Spain $16.99

Escipion De Muller Priorat 2016 Spain $16.99

Milbrant Cabernet 2018 Columbia Valley $14.99

On The Rocks Premium Cocktails The Margarita 375ml $13.99

On The Rocks Premium Cocktails The Jalapeno Pineapple Margarita 200ml $9.99

New Beer

Ale Smith Expresso Vanilla Speedway Stout 4pk 16oz cans $17.99

Roak French Toast Devil Dog Stout 6pk btls $9.99

Old Nation Cart Horse IPA 4pk cans $14.99

Founders Moon Rambler IPA 6pk cans $9.99

Brew Dog Triple Hazy 6pk can $11.99

Brew Dog Punk AF N/A 4pk can $7.99

Collective Arts Choco Coconut Stranger Than Fiction porter 4pk 16oz cans $13.99

Urban Artifact Pinwheel 6pk can $11.99

Jackie O’s Barrel Age Brick Kiln 12.7oz btl $11.99

Boulevard the 6th Glass 6pk bottle $14.99


Kegs - 1/6 Barrel

Fat Heads Head Hunter IPA $126.99

North Coast Scrimshaw $109.99


Final Thought

We enjoy bringing in items that can’t be found anywhere near here. From Specialty Wines and Beers, to big Prime Dry Aged Wagyu Ribeyes, Arctic Char and Fresh Salmon, Fresh Raw Oysters or cult Olive Oil. You name it we’ll bring it in. Times are rough enough right now and we just want to have something that maybe brings a smile to your face. Always something new in the store: Fish, Fowl, Farm and Vineyard. So stop in, say hi and see what we have today for you.

Pease 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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