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Graduations, celebrations and holidays that’s what May is all about!

Psssttttt…Don’t forget Mothers Day!

Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday

10am to 6pm

Calendar 🗓

May 13 (Saturday) - Rosé all day in the middle of May! This annual tasting event will require reservations and will include lunch. Give us a call then mark you calendars for this 12-2pm event! SOLD OUT

June 3 (Saturday) - A different type of dining experience…16 spots are available or as we count 4-4 tops for dinner. The price will be set at $75 per person and will include 4 courses! Prime Beef and a fresh seasonal vegetable will certainly be represented along with some house made favorites. Wines and beers will be available for purchase to accompany your dinner, and corkage fees will be waived. We’re only taking 16 people with us on this culinary journey, so give us a call and reserve your spots soon! SOLD OUT

Store News 🏬

As usual we are very, very well stocked and looking for thirsty and hungry patrons. I would like to think that maybe Spring is here to stay but I’m not necessarily holding my breath. The first holiday of Spring is coming up this Sunday and the weather report is more than promising. Call me silly but I enjoy brining in items for you to share on your holiday table be they the best steaks or chops and the freshest fish anywhere in town. We’re wound up and ready to help you out with all your Mother's Day needs so stop in and we’ll get to shoppin!

Wine News🍷

A small group had a celebration down here last Saturday, it was a party celebrating the 40th birthday of two of the attendees. For the event we came out with a few appetizers for them to enjoy a bottle of wine from their birth year 1983. They had asked me to find an “83 early on and it was fun finding a special bottle. It was with great anticipation watching the uncorking, decanting and the initial sampling to declare it’s viability or lack thereof…it was delicious! Everyone had a fantastic time and enjoyed the experience. That’s what we like doing down here, searching out those special bottles, planning the event, prepping and serving foods that compliment the wine chosen. You done’t have to be celebrating a 40th birthday to host such an event, we don’t even care if it’s a celebration, if you would like to host such an afternoon or evening just let us know, we’d be happy to host.

Dan’s Feature ⭐️

Obviously it has to be the Queen of Italian wine, Brunello and a new one just came in today on a pre-order, Uccelliera 2018 Brunello di Montalcino. This has always been one of my favorites and remember their Rosso as being an early bottle in the racks. Brunello is the highest expression of Sangiovese and after you’ve tasted it you’ll understand. Noted as the “Queen of Italian Wine” it stands up to it’s reputation. Tasting notes aptly describe this wine as having “aromas of black cherries, plums, and walnuts with undertones of cedar. The palate is dense and full-bodied, with rich tannins, and a complex finish”. Why is it referred to as the Queen, because being a big wonderful Italian red it also has a definite sense of elegance about it, full bodied but yet smooth, soft and beautiful in taste as in sight. I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to drink a 40 year old bottle of this varietal and it was nothing short of spectacular. Can this bottle lay down that long…sure but certainly not necessary this is the bottle for Mother's Day! While priced at $82.99 it’s a celebration bottle and I think it’s safe to say this weekend is in fact a celebration.

Dan’s Pick 🥂

Chateau du Rouet 2022 Cotes De Provence is another favorite Rose’ of mine. This wine is “grown on the slopes of the Esterel mountain, not far from Antibes and Cannes and rank with the very best of Provence”. Tasting notes describe it as, “delicate salmon color with an intense nose which brings notes of small fruits, blueberries, and raspberries. Fruity palate with elegant fresh fruits flavors. Round body, the wine gains a lot of volume on the mid-palate, prolonging into a long, rich aftertaste. Good terroir expression. Pair with cured meet, grilled white meat, Provence flavoured and spicy dishes”. This wine is all that and more, what originally drew me to this bottle was it’s distinctive shape, the shape is a throwback to an earlier time in which all Provencal Rose’s shared this style of bottle. Today however there are but two remaining and you got it we have both! Priced at $18.99 makes it a very worthy bottle for a Mothers Day lunch, pick up a few for the table and be sure to get a few for yourself as well…

Food News

We’re prepping all the foods for this weekend, lamb lollipops, Frenched Rack of Veal, whole Prime or Choice Beef Tenderloins along with fresh Halibut and Salmon, I even brought in 11 pounds of fresh Asparagus. I’m pretty certain we can make this Sunday a Mothers Day feast, all you have to do is stop in and we’ll take care of the rest. If you’re cooking this weekend we have whatever it takes to make this Mother’s Day a great celebration.

Food Feature

How about Surf and Turf for this years Mother's Day celebration? Whatever cut you want we have them, add a lobster tail, scallops, shrimp or crab meat for an Oscar Filet. Toss in a pack of Au Gratin or roasted potato wedges and a pound of asparagus and I believe you have dinner. This is one stop shopping at it’s finest. Surf and Turf no matter how you match it is always a win-win for any celebratory meal. We’ll make sure you’ve got all the goods to put a big smile on someones face this Sunday.

Oyster News 🦪

It’s back to our old favorites this week, Glacier Bay from the P.E.I. and our favorite Oysters to add a squeeze of lime to, Fortunes! Both are super fresh and came in today. Downtown Oyster Bar is ready to get to shuckin!

Market Items 🛒

*Fresh Wagyu Hanger Steaks, Single Pack - $14.99

*Fresh Wagyu Coulotte (Picanha) Sirloin Cap - $16.99/lb

*Fresh Wagyu Burgers 4pk - $17.99

*Fresh Oysters - $24 a dozen

*Fresh Faroe Island Salmon - $18.99/lb

*Fresh Halibut - $24.99/lb

*Fresh Michigan Family Farms Amish Free Range Chicken Boneless Skin-On Thighs, 2.2lb - $14.99

Frozen Michigan Family Farms Amish Free Range Chicken Wings, 2lb - $13.99

Frozen CAB Steak Burgers 4pk - $14.99

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

Frozen Prime Ribeyes, 14oz - $18.99

Frozen Choice Ribeyes, 16oz - $18.99

Frozen Prime Whole Tenderloin - $22.99/lb

Frozen Choice Whole Tenderloin - $18.99/lb

Frozen Center Cut 8oz Beef Tenderloin Filets - $16.99

Frozen Center Cut 10oz Beef Tenderloin Filets - $18.99

Frozen Lamb Sirloin Roast - $22.99/lb

Frozen Lamb Racks, 2lbs - $49.99

Frozen Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin - $12.99

Frozen Pre-Cooked Frozen BBQ Ribs (approx. 3lb racks) - $23.99

Frozen Sliced Philly Cheese Steak Meat - $9.99/lb

Frozen Italian Sausages, 4 per pound - $8.99

Frozen Nueske Cheddar and Bacon Sausages 5 per pound - $9.99

Frozen Epic Curing Black Pepper Bacon - $14.99

Frozen Marinated Pre-Cooked Pork Shank - $12.99

Frozen Chilean Sea Bass, 6oz - $16.99

Frozen Bakkafrost Salmon Burgers (Spinach & Feta) 2pk - $10.99

Frozen Buddy’s Detroit Style Pizzas (Cheese) - $17.99

Frozen Ahi Saku Block Tuna AAA Sushi Grade, avg. 10oz - $19.99

Frozen Lobster Tails - $9.99

Frozen U-16/20 Raw Shrimp deveined (1lb package) - $19.99/lb

Frozen U-10 Scallops - $29.99/lb

Frozen Langoustines, approx .1/2lb - $7.99

Fresh/Frozen Bacchini Paparedelle from Italy - $14.99/lb (serving for 2)

Fresh/Frozen Bacchini Strozzapreti from Italy - $14.99/lb (serving for 2)

Fresh/Frozen Bacchini Lobster & Crab Tortelli from Italy - $16.99 1/2 lb

Fresh/Frozen Bacchini Pear & Cheese Fiocchi from Italy - $7.99 1/2 lb

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

Fusco Mezzi Rigatoni Dried Pasta from Italy - $6.99

Fusco Casarecce Dried Pasta from Italy - $5.99

Maurizio Spaghetti Chitarra Dried Pasta from Italy - $5.99

Maurizio Trofie Dried Pasta from Italy - $7.99

Tribeca Bakery Rosemary Bread - $5.50

Orwashers Sourdough Bread - $13.99

New Wine🍷

Anne Amie 2021 Wine Makers Selection Pinot Noir Willamette Valley $28.99

Banyan 2022 Gewurtztraminer Monterey County, Ca $16.99

Ensedune 2020 Malbec Languedoc, France $14.99

Goose Ridge 2020 G3 Cabernet Columbia Valley $14.99

Cuvee Des Annibals 2022 Rose’ Brignoles, France $21.99

Uccelliera 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Italy $82.99

New Beer 🍺

Stone Downunderstruck IPA 6pk $16.99

Urban Artifact Audion 4pk $16.99

Abita Alphagator Imperial IPA 6pk $12.99

Kegs - 1/6 Barrel 🛢

3 Floyds Zombie Dust $155.99

Juniper Soulshine IPA $120.99

Troegs Sunshine Pils $101.99

Outerbelt Glasstown Pale Lager $89.99

Final Thoughts 💬

We’re looking forward to some upcoming events and we’ll be putting additional dates on our calendar very soon. It’s time down here for us to get the grill, smoker, deep fryer or whatever else out and put them to work. The coolers always loaded with cold beer and wine, the racks are full of reds so we can certainly find something to accommodate and compliment them. Keep an eye on our calendar!

Cheers from all of us here at the Wine Merchant!

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