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If it’s “Trick or Treat” we’ve evidently reached the end of October…

There won’t be any tricks down here just the best food, wine and beers we can get our hands on!

Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday

10am to 6pm!


Tuesday, November 2-- At 6pm we’ll be hosting our annual Alternative Wine Dinner


Thursday, November 18 – 2021 Beaujolais Nouveau Tasting and Dinner.


Saturday, December 4-- 6-8pm will be our Premier Champagne Tasting


Wine News

We’re doing our best down here to bring in as much product as we can to protect against that which may or may not come our way. The hallway coolers are packed full and I’ve begun returning to our rear coolers to lay down those special bottles again. Remember, as always let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll do our best to get it for you.

Dan’s Feature & Pick

We’re choosing them together this week and Nickel & Nickel Vineyards are our choices. I mean, why not it’s like a matched set. Nickel & Nickel produce single-vineyard, 100% varietal wine which has given them the reputation for dynamic, interesting, nuanced Napa Valley Cabernets and Chardonnays. Every one of their wines is the pure expression of its particular vineyard. No two vineyards are alike. No two Nickel & Nickel wines are alike. And the discrete and expertly-tended vineyards that make up Nickel & Nickel assure devoted wine lovers of a singular and extraordinary wine experience every time. So in keeping with that, we’ve chosen their 2019 Nickel & Nickel Truchard Vineyard Chardonnay and the 2018 Nickel & Nickel Bear Track Vineyard Cabernet as our two wines to feature this week. Both of these wines are standouts in their varietals, the heritage behind these bottles runs deep. Born out of Far Niente which flourished before prohibition and subsequently after prohibition under the guidance of new owner Gil Nickel. Today, his name adorns these featured wines. Truchard Chardonnay comes from the Carneros region and is described aptly as having, “aromas of tropical fruits, nutmeg and stone whet the appetite for the pear, ripe pineapple, fig, spice box and enticing minerality that is to come. The mouthfeel is rich and creamy, enhanced even further by the toasty oak. This is single-vineyard Chardonnay in its finest form. And you won’t want to miss it”. Bear Track Cabernet is one that we just recently brought in and is described in this manner, “Napa Valley, California - Bear Track Vineyard Cabernet's wild violet aromas, offers waves of dark fruit, and firm yet supple tannins for your enjoyment. This wine is perfumed with elegant rose petal, blueberry, blackberry and black cassis notes”. Sure, they’re not cheap but they are a fantastic pair of wines for any up coming holiday dinners, Truchard Chardonnay goes out at $54.99 and Bear Track Vineyard Cabernet at $104.99 both great wines that are sure to please.

Food News

We’re always bringing in new food items, be they on our entry shelves, cooler or freezer. There’s always something new down here for you to check out. We’ll make you a deal, we’ll keep finding new items to entice you with if you keep coming in to shop each week. Best items we can find at the best prices we can source, hope to see you soon.

Food Feature of the Week

We brought in a new fish this week to try out and a new line of oysters. The new fish is Stargazer from New Zealand and the oysters are “Gold Label” from PEI. Stargazer flesh is firm, succulent and pearly white, with a low oil content. It is suited to baking; barbeques; poaching; steaming; use in a soup/chowder; or frying. This versatile white fish is good for any way you want to prepare it and just maybe will become your new favorite. Our new oysters look great, large in size and good no matter how you want them. We’ve both had them on the half shell and Rockefeller and these gems are a meal. We’re looking forward to sharing these two new seafoods with you this last weekend of seafood month.

Market Items…

Fresh Whole Beef Tenderloins $19.99lb

Fresh Whole Beef Tenderloins (broken down) $23.99lb

Fresh 14oz Dry Aged American Imperial Wagyu Ribeyes Market Price

Fresh Iowa Premium Beef Coulotte (Sirloin Cap Fillets) - $18.99lb

Fresh “Niman Ranch” Prime Teres Major Steaks - $18.99lb

Fresh 8oz Beef Tenderloin - $16.99 each

Fresh Wagyu Burgers 2pk - $8.99 Certified Angus Burgers 4pk- $11.99

Frozen Trimmed Choice Hanger Steaks - $13.99 each

Rinaldi Italian Sausages 4 links per pound - $6.99

Dearborn Smoked Brats 5 links per pound- $7.99

Frozen Kan Kan 2½lb avg Cheshire Chops $12.99lb

Fresh Heritage Kurobuta Berkshire Pork Chops - $12.99 per chop

Oysters “Gold Label” PEI - $18.00 a dozen

Fresh Loch Duart Scottish Salmon -$16.99lb

Fresh New Zealand Stargazer Fillets - $18.99lb

Frozen Large Langostines - $15.99lb

Frozen U-13/15 Raw Shrimp deveined (1lb package) - $17.99lb

Frozen U-10 Scallops – $29.99lb

Drakes “Parla” Lobster Ravioli- 32 count- $18.99

Drakes “Parla” Spinach Florentine Ravioli- 16 count- $11.99

Drakes Eggplant Parmesan- $13.99

Tastee Choice Risotto Di Mare (from Italy!) $12.99

Tribeca Bakery Sourdough, Rustic Olive, Rosemary and Asiago Cheese Bread $5.50

New Wines

Mica 2018 Cabernet Napa $134.99

Antinori 2018 Tignanello Tuscany $145.99

Raymond Family 2018 Persistence Red Blend Napa $44.99

Nickel & Nickel 2018 “Bear Track” Vineyard Cabernet Napa $104.99

Jolie - Laide 2019 Syrah Sebastopol, Ca. $39.99

Jolie - Laide 2020 Red Blend Sebastopol, Ca. $32.99

Dr. Hans VonMuller 2020 Riesling Auslese Mosel, Germany $20.99


Bells Mars Double IPA 6pk bottles- $17.99

Rebel Mettle Brewery Stubentiger Session Lager 6pk cans- $10.99

Abita Christmas Ale 6pk bottles- $9.99

Abita Office Party Holiday Stout 6pk bottles- $12.99

Piraat Triple Ale 4pk bottles - $20.99

Duvel 150th anniversary4 bottle gift box with glass - $15.99

Fat Heads Holly Jolly 6pk cans - $10.99

Fat Heads Pimp My Sleigh 6pk cans - $10.99

Mad Tree Legendary Lager 12pk cans - $14.99

Urban Artifact “Water Bird” 4pk cans - $11.99

Kegs - 1/6 Barrel

St. Bernardus Tripel Belgian Abbey Ale - $209.99

Maine Lunch IPA- $174.99

Alesmith IPA- $121.99

Final Thought

When I look at the calendar I’m amazed at where we are now… I had a sales rep ask me today if I carried a particular wine last year for the holiday and my truthful answer, beats me! Much of this past year is still a blur but we’re still doing what we enjoy, spending copious amounts of hours researching new wines, new beers and of course all of the new great foods we bring in each week. Hope to see you soon to try out some of our new items!

Cheers from all of us here at The Wine Merchant

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