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First comes June, then comes Huhn...

...and don't forget Father's Day is coming up soon

Hours of Operation

Monday - Tuesday, 10am to 6pm

Wednesday - Saturday, 10am to 8pm

Calendar 🗓 June 7 (Friday) - Friday Food Special of BLT Pizzas!

June 8 (Saturday) - HUHN IN JUNE! Our annual chicken event, all day, no reservations required. More details below!

June 16 (Sunday) - Father's Day - we're not open on a Sunday obviously, but make sure to plan ahead for your purchases!

July 4 (Thursday) - CLOSED for Independence Day 🇺🇸

July 14 (Sunday) - CLOSED for Bastille Day 🇫🇷

News 🗞

Firstly, BLT Pizzas as a Friday Food Special. Just like you remember but bigger and better. Bacon, lettue, tomato, mayo, and a housemade aioli. Come grab one while limited supplies last. Then, Huhn in June is this Saturday! Last year we did this as a reserved event, but this year, we're going back to our roots with an all-day, no reservations required meal. It'll be a full chicken dinner with brined & grilled boneless skin-on chicken leg & thigh, a summery orzo salad with grilled corn, sundried tomatoes, and feta, and a buttery jalapeño cornbread, all for $17.99. We'll also have dessert available, strawberry cobbler, and a few different drink specials... we're thinking a special white glass pour, a rosé glass pour, and maybe a housemade hard lemonade. Come by anytime for any of the above, and we'll be happy to help you out. Now all that fun aside, make sure to check out the Food Features this week... we got some seriously good stuff in.

Wine Feature ⭐️

I am excited about this feature, as will be anyone who just got back from the Italy trip. It is from the vineyard we visited just a couple of weeks ago, Usiglian del Vescovo in Tuscany. This place has an incredible history. The first grapes were planted on the land in 1083 so that the local church could have wine for Mass. In case that didn't hit home with you, that's almost 1000 years of making wine. The unique soil, which is an ancient seabed, and the proximity to the Tyrrhenian Sea give these wines a bright freshness. They grow organically and sustainably to protect their land. It really is an exceptional place, and we had a wonderful experience there. We have a few of their wines in the store now, but I'm featuring the 2016 Il Barbliglione, a Super Tuscan, for $29.99. The winemaker says, "Il Barbiglione is the name in Palaia dialect for bee-eaters, a beautiful, colourful bird that lives in lands with a lot of sand. It is a wonderful bird to watch flying over our vineyards. A wine created to satisfy the senses, made from our finest grapes, which reach their finest expression thanks to sandy soils. This wine is the perfect witness for telling the story and the terroir of Usiglian del Vescovo." It has an "intense, complex bouquet, with evident notes of blackberries, currants and blueberries. When first tasted, the wine seems mellow and then evolves into an intriguing tannic explosion. Persistent and surprisingly fresh finish."

Wine Pick 🥂

Boy did I get you a deal on this one... Intrinsic 2021 Sauvignon Blanc from Washington. We've carried a couple of Intrinsic reds before, but this is our first time carrying a white wine from them. I know so many of you love a good Sauvignon Blanc, and now's the time to try one from a different region like Columbia Valley. Wine Enthusiast says of this wine, "Powerful aromas of fresh-cut grass, pineapple, guava and lime zest burst from the glass with each swirl. The acidity is brisk, making the perfect accompaniment to tangy flavors like guava, key lime pie and shredded coconut. Time for a pool party." It is a bit unusual for a Sauvignon Blanc in that it's aged in stainless steel, concrete, and then a brief period in oak. It's got a pretty fun label too, designed by a UK street artist. This wine normally goes for $18-$20 a bottle, and we have it in for you at $11.99!

Food Feature 🐟🥩

Three features this week, all $29.99/lb. First, Fresh Copper River Salmon! Our first delivery of the year came in this week. What makes it so special? First of all, it's rarity -- it's only available for a couple of months every summer during the salmon run in Alaska's Copper River. Of all salmon available on the market, it consistently rates at the top in the categories of taste, quality, nutritional value, and sustainability. Called "the Wagyu of seafood," these salmon carry the highest amount of omega-3 fatty acids compared to the others, which they store up for their 300-mile trip up the 3600-foot elevation increase of the river to their spawning grounds. This extra fat gives the Copper River salmon buttery texture and robust flavor that can't be beat. Remember, this fish has a short season, probably under two months long, so get your fill while you can. Second, speaking of fish, we have back in stock in the ever-versatile Fresh Alaskan Halibut. Third, the next installment of our Dry Aged Program is in! Fresh Bone-In Dry-Aged Prime Strip Steaks from our partners at Buckhead Meats. Aged for 32 days and ready to grill in this great weather coming up.

Oyster Feature 🦪

You guessed it... more Pink Moons from PEI this week. These have bascially become our House Oyster, and we'll keep ordering them as long as they are available. However, we also got Thatch Islands this week. These oysters come to us from Barnstable, MA. They are medium-large with strong shells and plump, silky meat with a briny bite and a limestone finish. Pair the Pink Moons with sparkling rosé and the Thatch Islands with a nice IPA.

Market Items 🛒 

*Fresh Bone-In Dry-Aged Prime Strips - $29.99

*Fresh Copper River Salmon - $29.99

*Fresh Alaskan Halibut - $29.99

*Fresh Michigan Family Farms Whole Chicken - $22.99

*Fresh Wagyu Hanger Steaks, 2pk (1lb) - $29.99

*Fresh Fairway Imperial Wagyu Beef Dogs, 5pk - $12.99

*Fresh North Atlantic Salmon - $18.99/lb

*Fresh Oysters - $24/dozen

*Fresh Wagyu Burgers, 4pk - $17.99

Frozen Heritage Frenched Bone-In Pork Chops - $8.99

Frozen Choice Whole Tenderloin - $25.99/lb

Frozen Sakura Bone-In French 10-Bone Pork Racks - $8.99/lb

Frozen Duroc Dry Aged Bone-In Pork Chops, 14oz - $16.99

Frozen CAB Dry-Aged Ribeyes - $18.99/lb

Frozen Center Cut Beef Tenderloin Filets, 8oz - $16.99

Frozen Choice Sirloin Cap Strip Steaks, 8oz - $9.99

Frozen Six-Rib Veal Rack - $16.99/lb

Frozen Lamb Sirloin Roast - $22.99/lb

Frozen Lamb Rack, 2lbs - $49.99

Frozen Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin - $12.99

Frozen Rinaldi Italian Sausage, 4pk - $8.99

Frozen Black Pepper Bacon - $14.99

Frozen Sashimi-Grade Ahi Tuna - $22.99/lb

Frozen Ahi Saku Block Tuna AAA Sushi Grade, avg. 16oz - $19.99

Frozen Chilean Sea Bass, 6oz - $16.99

Frozen U-13/15 Raw Jumbo Shrimp Deveined (2lb package) - $39.99

Frozen U-16/20 Raw Shrimp Deveined (2lb package) - $39.99

Frozen U-10 Scallops - $29.99/lb

Frozen Lobster Tails, 2pk - $35.99 Frozen Buddy’s Detroit Style Pizzas (Cheese) - $17.99

Frozen Massa Sicilian Style Pizza (Italian Sausage or Roasted Vegetable) - $14.99

Frozen Whole Petite Potatoes - $8.99

Frozen Oven-Roasted Potato Wedges - $8.99

Frozen Au Gratin Potatoes, 4pk - $9.99

Fresh/Frozen Quattro Formaggio Ravioli - $10.99 (serving for 2)

Fresh/Frozen Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Ravioli - $15.99 (serving for 2) Fresh/Frozen Drake's Lobster Ravioli - $32.99 (serving for 2)

Fresh/Frozen Drake’s Pasta Ravioli (Veal or Butternut Squash) - $12.99/lb (serving for 2)

1932’s Pasta Sauce (Arrabbiata, Pomodorina with Fresh Basil, Pomodorina with Barolo) - $7.99

Maurizio Dried Pasta from Italy (Casarecce, Spaghetti Chitarra, or Trofie) - $7.99

La Molisana Orchiette from Italy - $6.99

Tribeca Bakery Bread (Rosemary or Asiago) - $5.50

Brioche Hamburger Buns - $3.99

Brioche Hot Dog Buns - $3.99

French Macarons - $8.99

New Wine🍷

Intrinsic 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley - $11.99

Comte de Laube NV Brut Rosé, France - $12.99

Moonflower 2020 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley - $35.99

Clara Vie 2023 Brut Nature, France - $22.99

Clara Vie 2023 Brut Rosé, France - $22.99

Residence 2023 Pineau des Charentes, France - $49.99

Miner 2020 Viognier, Paso Robles - $18.99

Usiglian del Vescovo 2016 Il Barbiglione Super Tuscan, Italy - $29.99

Usiglian del Vescovo 2021 Il Grullaio, Italy - $21.99

Ippolito 2022 Pecorello Bianco, Italy - $19.99

Selbach 2022 Riesling Kabinett, Germany - $17.99 Villarini 2022 Nero d'Avola, Italy - $14.99

Isabelle Garrault Les Grands Montes 2023 Sancerre Rosé, France - $27.99

Pol Roger 2015 Sir Winston Churchill Brut Champagne, France - $429.99

Dominus 2015 Napa Valley Red, California - $430.99

New Beer 🍺

Ace House of the Dragon Dragonfruit Pomegranate Cider, 6pk cans - $12.99

3 Floyds Interstellar Bonanza DIPA, 4pk cans - $18.00

(not beer...) Hoop Tea Spiked Iced Tea Boardwalk Pack, 12pk cans - $16.99

Kegs - 1/6 Barrel 🛢 

Wiedemann's Amber Ale - $109.99

Outerbelt Glasstown Lager - $109.99

Goose Island IPA - $109.99

Country Boy Shot Gun Wedding - $109.99

Final Thoughts 💬

You may notice that there are quite a few new wines this week... We tasted through what felt like 500 with our distributors to find new and fun things to bring in, and I think we found some real winners. I hope you appreciate what we go through for you 🥴 Come on down to try some of them out, then join us for pizzas on Friday and Huhn on Saturday. Hope to see you this weekend.

Cheers from all of us here at the Wine Merchant!

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