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I’m getting ready for the Lion…because well, the Lamb is soon to follow!

It’s going to hit 50+ degrees this Saturday & Sunday and that means…

THE GRILL is back!


Store Calendar

Feb 26 & 27 – Lenten Special – Fusco Carsarecce Pasta with “1932” Tomato Basil Sauce, Artichoke Salad and a loaf of Tribeca Pane’ di Casa

-Brunch Bags


March 5 & 6 – Lenten Special – Halibut with house made Romesco with Haricot Verts (thin cut green beans from France).


-Brunch Bags (new bags, more on this next week)


Our hours,

Monday – Saturday 10am to 6pm!


WINE NEWS…

Beginning to see some close outs and that’s good for both of us, we’re pretty particular with choosing these wines and are happy to have a couple new bargains coming your way.


Dan’s Wine Feature

This week’s feature is a new baby Super Tuscan Capezzana Barco Reale. While predominantly Sangiovese, it also has a bit of Cabernet and Caniolo blended in and at $17.99 it’s a go to for pasta and pizza. I’ve always enjoyed these Italian reds and this one is no exception with that unmistakable cherry from the Sangiovese, and the palate is promptly rounded out with the Cabernet. While light enough to enjoy with many Italian dishes, it still comes through with a weight that would allow it to be paired with a fine cut of beef. This versatile Italian red blend is a wine that can be enjoyed with many dishes or simply by itself. Sure it was produced on the historic grounds that were once owned by a Count and is mentioned in writings from the Medeci family, but it requires none of these accolades to be enjoyed.

Dan’s Pick

My pick this week is Clos des Grands Primos 2018 Muscadet. This is a wine that has confused me at times, Muscadet being the region that produces Melon de Bourgogne coming from soil that is rich in (schist) a soil which offers up great minerality making this wine a dry, crisp white wine. It pairs especially well with seafood like scallops, shrimp, salmon, other fishes. The versatility of this wine makes it a go to for anything from the sea or a first course favorite. Being a close out this week we were excited to cash in on a case and at $10.99 it’s definitely worth investing in a few bottles.

Food News

So, last week we sold through 40 plus pounds of fresh fish, in the past we have done 20 plus but never last weeks amount. Sure I know it’s lent, but many who purchased last week weren’t waiting for Friday. So, what did I do for this week? 35lbs of Mahi-Mahi, Chilean Sea Bass and Salmon in on Tuesday with an option to bring more in on Thursday. We know, this is some of the best fish you’ve seen in awhile and we intend on always having it available for you. In doubt of what the catch is for the week, call on Tuesdays and ask and in some cases reserve. We’re here to bring in the best that we can and also to offer the best service we can.

We’ve got some great steaks ready for the grill this weekend!

Food Feature of the Week

So, being the second Friday of Lent we’re featuring an almost all Italian Dinner. You’ll start with Carciofi alla Romana, artichokes from Italy made into a small salad course for two. Fusco Carsarecce Pasta from Italy will follow, Carsarecce translates to “homemade” and while this was made in someone’s home (not ours) it is an authentic, pure Sicilian Pasta. The Sauce, also from Italy is Pomodorina from Campania, Italy- a fresh and delicious sauce from a small group that began producing tomato products in well..1932. The bread, unfortunately not from Italy but at least it’s from Tribeca Bakery in New York City Pane’ di Casa loosely translated to House Bread in Italian. Dinner for two for $24.99, this meal is planned on products available to us that we want to share with you and if you’d like we’ll pick out a great bottle of wine to accompany…


PROVISIONS…

Fresh Black Angus Prime Strip Steaks - $18.99lb

Fresh Certified Angus Beef hand cut Choice Ribeyes - $18.99lb

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

Fresh Wagyu Burgers 2pk - $7.99

Frozen Butchers Preferred Center Cut 8oz Tenderloin Filets $12.99

Glacier Bay Oysters $18.00 for a bakers dozen

Fresh Mahi-Mahi Loin $18.99lb

Fresh Chilean Sea Bass Fillets $21.99lb

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

Alaskan King Crab Legs and Claws Frozen - $34.99lb

Frozen 13/15 count Raw Shrimp peeled deveined 2lbs - $27.99

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

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

U-10 Scallops frozen – $18.99lb


New Wines/Cocktails

Clos des Grands Primos 2018 Muscadet France Close Out! $10.99

Domaine Vetriccie 2019 Rose Corsica Close Out! $10.99

Heitz Martha’s Vineyard 2017 Napa $299.99

Green Wing 2018 Cabernet from Duckhorn $24.99

Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano Super Tuscan Italy $17.99

Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Chardonnay 2018 California $26.99

Trefethen Chardonnay Napa Valley 2018 California $30.99


New Beer

Bell’s Flamingo Fruit Fight 6pk bottles $10.99

Duck Rabbit Barley Wine 6pk bottles $13.99

Avery Maharaja Imperial IPA 6pk Cans $16.99

Avery Pomona Barrel Aged Tart Ale 6pk Cans $16.99

Brew Kettle White Rajah 6pk Cans $10.99

Prairie Plum Conundrum 4pk Cans $10.99

3 Floyds Dreadnaught 4pk Bottles $14.99

Fat Heads HopJuju BACK IN STOCK

Kegs - 1/6 Barrel

Fat Heads Head Hunter IPA $126.99

North Coast Scrimshaw $109.99


Final Thought

We’ve been filling out preorders for Rosé, so for me that’s the first sign of Spring. I’ll probably repeat myself soon, but I’ve always viewed this season as a time of change. For the past 50 weeks we’ve done something different and soon during this season we’ll be announcing some new changes. There’s been lots of time to think and consider many different aspects of the business. While not fully there yet, soon… very soon we’ll be sharing with you what those changes will be. Be well, stay well and most importantly eat and drink well.


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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