Hours of Operation
Monday – Saturday
10am to 6pm!
March 5 - For this first Saturday of Lent, we’ll be serving Fresh Strozzapreti Pasta from Italy with your choice of Red or Green Pesto on Saturday from12-6pm. A bowl of pasta, a hearty slice of Italian bread and a glass of Italian Red or White for $15.99!
March 26 - Lamb O’ Rama Dinner - one of our yearly and favorite events. 4 courses served on the last Saturday of March!
Reservations Required (Call Soon)…
April 2 - Ahi Tuna Taco Saturday!
We had a great time on Fat Tuesday and enjoyed celebrating with all of you. This Saturday, well it’s just an excuse to take our fresh pasta out for a spin. Strozzapreti is a small, twisted pasta from Italy... I would call it a cousin to Trofie, so we’re preparing it in true Tuscan form using either a red or green pesto sauce. A glass of wine, a bowl of fresh pasta and slice of toasted bread and you’re well on your way to quite a satisfying meal. Call it brunch, lunch or dinner, we’re serving from noon to 6pm Saturday. And... if you want dessert, just ask and we’ll tell you what we have. Hope to see you Saturday!
There’s not a whole lotta new in the wine world this week... Sure, we have a few new items to share with you but for the most part, it’s just keeping the racks full. There are still items we’re patiently waiting for, supply and transportation issues are still there but seem to be easing a bit. We’re fast and furiously doing our Rose pre-orders so that we can hopefully get all of them in by early Spring. So even though there’s not a whole host of new products, there are plenty on the horizon.
Founded in 1973, Conn Creek is a small winery located on the scenic Silverado Trail in the heart of Napa Valley, best known for Bordeaux-styled wines including the flagship Anthology. And guess what? That’s my feature for this week. Conn Creek’s 2018 Anthology is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and was aged for 19 months in 100% new French oak barrels. Dark garnet in color, with layered aromas of violets, cocoa powder, boysenberries, tobacco and a touch of gravel. Medium weight in body, black cherries intertwine with sweet tobacco and cocoa into a broad, silky mouthfeel and finish. While maybe not an every day drinker at $69.99, it’s a bottle you can enjoy now or lay down for a good number of years. I brought in six bottles last week and before I could feature them the entire case was sold. We’ve got this big Cabernet priced below the winery price and we just got some more in today for you to enjoy.
McNab Ridge Vineyards “Fred's Red” is my pick for this week. Priced at $14.99 this makes this NV big red blend something you want to have more than one of. When I say big red blend, take a look at what all goes into this simple sipper: 45% Zinfandel, 22% Touriga Nacional, 7% Tinta Barroca, 7% Touriga Francesca, 6% Tinta Roriz, 6% Tinta Cao, 3% Petite Sirah, 2% Syrah, 2% Pinotage. Don’t ask me to remember all of these varietals! This wine is a kitchen sink red blend at its best and something that will go with those pork chops, steaks and burgers off the grill. Is this wine complex? Sure! Its many varietals should be the best part about it, but simply what’s best is that it's good wine that will please everyone and not cost you an arm and a leg. Sometimes all you want is a nice glass of red wine that gives you something to think about but also just feels good after a long day.
Kind of a grab bag here… I’m trying to hit two notes here. First, is the simple fact that it’s going to be darn near 70 degrees on Saturday and that makes me want to remind you of everything we have for the grill! Fleming Steakhouse one pound Prime Ribeyes, 8 ounce Tenderloins, Fresh cut Choice Angus Beef Strip Steaks and 5 ounce bacon-wrapped pork loin medallions. This will be a Spring Saturday and hopefully Sunday so stock up, dust off the grill and get that fire going. My second note of course is the beginning of Lent. Be it fresh fish or all of our pastas, we have a wide variety of options available here for you. We even brought in a few more to make sure we had something for everyone, including jumbo butternut squash ravioli. This is a Drakes pasta item that we always enjoy presenting to you and at $12.99 per pound, you’ll have more than enough for two. Stop in and see what we have new for you this week in the Pantry!
Food Feature of the Week
Fresh Icelandic Cod, not refreshed, not flash frozen - FRESH from the cold waters of Iceland. This certainly is a perfect choice for the beginning of Lent. This is one of our supplier's direct import seafood items, we’ve done others before and I’m always pleased with the quality of these items. Orders are taken on Monday for Thursday, flown in fresh on Wednesday evening and brought to us on Thursday. We’re very happy to be able to bring in such a fresh product as these and hope you’ll enjoy them too. For a fresh item like this to be sold at $17.99 a pound, I think you’ll agree with me that’s still a bargain. I’ll regularly take a piece of cod such as this season with whatever I have on hand and lay it in a small pool of pasta sauce and then bake it for 20 minutes. I learned this recipe in Italy a few years ago and still go back to it quite often. No matter how you prepare this mild white fish you’re pretty certain to have a delicious meal.
Fresh Dry Aged 12oz Prime Ribeyes - $35.99
Fresh Wagyu Burgers 2pk- $8.99
Fresh Cut Strip Steaks $17.99
Frozen 1lb Prime Fleming Steak House Ribeyes $38.99 per steak
Fresh Cut Heritage long bone Berkshire Chops $14.99lb
Frozen 8 ounce Beef Tenderloin filets $16.99
Double Bone In Frenched Pork Chops $14.99lb
Frozen Bacon Wrapped 5oz Pork Filets $5.99 per filet
Rinaldi Italian Sausage 4 links per pound- $6.99
Oysters “Hearts Desire PEI” - $24 a dozen
Fresh Loch Duart Scottish Salmon -$16.99lb
Fresh New Zealand Silver Snapper -$17.99lb
Frozen Bakkafrost Salmon Burgers with Spinach & Feta 2pk - $10.99
Buddy’s Detroit Style 8 Pizzas Original Pepperoni or Cheese - $17.99
Au Gratin potatoes 4 pack $9.99
Truffle Au Gratin potatoes 2 pack $7.99
Frozen Ahi Saku Block Tuna AAA Sushi Grade avg.14oz $29.99
Frozen Lobster Tails $12.99 each
Frozen U-16/20 Raw Shrimp deveined (1lb package) - $19.99lb
Frozen U-10 Scallops – $29.99lb
Frozen Fontinini Fully Cooked Meatballs 6-2oz balls for $8.99
Fresh/Frozen Bacchini Paparedelle from Italy - $9.99 (serving for 2)
Fresh/Frozen Bacchini Strozzapreti from Italy - $9.99lb
1932’s Arrabbiata Pasta Sauce- $7.99
1932’s Pomodorina with Fresh Basil Pasta Sauce- $7.99
1932’s Pomodorina with Barolo Pasta Sauce- $7.99
Mezzetta Parmigiano Reggiano Marinara Sauce- $7.99
Cacio e Pepe Crema Sauce- $7.99
Fusco Mezzi Rigatoni Dried Pasta from Italy - $6.99
Maurizio Spaghetti Chitarra Dried Pasta from Italy - $5.99
Fusco Casarecce Dried Pasta from Italy - $5.99
Maurizio Trofie Artisan Pasta from Italy - $5.99
Drakes Jumbo Ravioli with Veal 1lb $12.99
Drakes Jumbo Butternut Squash Ravioli 1lb $12.99
Drakes “Parla” Spinach Florentine Ravioli- 16 count- $11.99
Drakes Eggplant Parmesan- $13.99
Tribeca Bakery Sourdough and Rosemary Bread $5.50
McNab Ridge Fred’s Red NV Mendocino, Ca $14.99
Mercer Family Wines Sub Soil Grenache Prosser, Wa $18.99
Sea Sun 2019 Pinot Noir California $19.99
Wagner Family Bonanza Lot 4 Cabernet Napa $21.99
Lagunitas Stereohopic Vol.4 6 pack bottles $10.99
Founders Hazelnut KBS 4 pack bottles $23.99
Dragons Milk Reserve 2022 4 pack bottles $21.99
Roak Blow Your Face Out DBL IPA $13.99
Dogfish Head Where The Wild Hops Are 6 pack bottles $13.99 Urban Artifact Wicker Work $14.99
Kegs - 1/6 Barrel
Ale Smith Nut Brown Ale $129.99
North Coast Scrimshaw $119.99
We’re looking forward to Spring just as much as you are, be it for new wine and beer releases or the opportunity to do a little outdoor cooking. It’s not that it’s been a horrible, no good rotten Winter, it’s just been a horrible, no good, rotten couple of years…This Spring, we have just a bit more to celebrate and I’m sure that makes all of us just a little happier.
Cheers from all of us here at The Wine Merchant!