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If you thought 2020 was great…well, it wasn’t !

Thank God 2 Days till the end of 2020!!!


New Years Eve we’ll be open

10am to 5pm!


WINE NEWS…

We are restocked for New Years Eve! If you’re like me, the end of 2020 is something to drink about.


Dan’s Wine Feature

This week’s feature had to be CHAMPAGNE! For many years now, we’ve prided ourselves on bringing in fantastic grower-produced Champagnes. Our favorite over the course of time is an easy choice, Mousse’& Fils L’or D’ Eugene from Cuisles, France. The Mousse’ family has been growing grapes, making wine and producing Champagne for 97 years and guess what, they’ve figured it out. This tasty Champagne is comprised of 80% Pinot Meunier and 20% Pinot Noir, all red varietals to a white Champagne that is absolutely delicious. Normally, we would be out of stock of this item by this time but this year we were able to continuously bring this bottle back into the store. How good is it? Well, lets just say Chelsea was very excited to receive a magnum of this for Christmas…

Dan’s Pick

My pick for this week is simple, Sparkling Wine! When you find a bargain, you share it and that’s where I’m at for this week’s pick. Under the Stars Chandon Method Traditionnelle Brut from California. This limited edition sparkling wine comes in a 1.5 ltr for $36.99 and is worth every penny. Simply put, one bottle of bubbles is usually not enough and when you can have two in a single bottle for this price… you’ve got a true bargain! Let’s be honest, we need to send this year out right and a bottle of this will help end 2020 and celebrate 2021!

Food News

This week we’ve taken the guess work out of what to have for dinner on New Years Eve. We’ll be packaging up a dinner for two, with a 375ml of Roederer Estate Champagne, 2 fresh 8oz center cut Beef Tenderloin Filets, 2 cold water Canadian Lobster Tails, 2 potatoes Au Gratin and a quarter pound fresh Asparagus. How much? $75.00. These will be a preorder item and we look forward to sharing these very special dinners with you.

Food Feature of the Week

I’ve got to go with Pork for this week’s feature. If you’re a traditionalist, you’ll be having Pork on New Years Day. Pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and some type of green vegetable to adorn your New Years Day meal. Our Kurobota “Frenched” Tomahawk Pork Chops are the best Pork on the market. Berkshire hogs, animals from a farm where pigs can be pigs are brought to us to be shared with you. These come as a full rack of 8 ribs or cut down by us in any number you may want. This is the pork I’m sure I was able to enjoy as a child, and these heritage breed hogs are almost a red, decadent, silky cut of Pork that will leave everyone happy and will be a great start to the New Year.


PROVISIONS…


Beef Tenderloin Frozen 8oz Center Cut Filet $12.99

Whole Fresh Choice Beef Tenderloin - $18.99lb

Kurobota “Frenched” Tomahawk Pork Chops - $12.99 per chop

Fresh Black Angus Prime Strip Steaks - $18.99lb

Fresh Certified Angus Beef Choice Ribeyes - $18.99lb

Glacier Bay Oysters $18.00 for a bakers dozen

Kumamoto Oysters $28.00 for a bakers dozen

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

Cold Water 5 to 6oz Frozen Lobster Tails - $12.99 each

Shrimp Frozen 13/15 count 2lb bags - $27.99 each

Barramundi Asian Sea Bass Frozen 6-8oz cryovac filet - $8.99 each

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

U-10 Scallops frozen – $18.99lb


New Wines

Nothing new this week, just restocked on all your favorites!


New Beer

ALL BEERS ARRIVING WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 30th

Troegs Nugget Nectar 6pk cans $12.99 Bells Porter 6pk btls $9.99 Alesmith Nut Brown 6pk cans $10.99 North High Rise IPA 6pk cans $9.99 Heart State Break Hazy IPA 6pk cans $11.99 Founders KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge 4pk btls $23.99

Jackie O’s Flamestitch 16.9oz single btls $12.99

Collective Arts IPA #15 4pk cans $14.99

Fatheads Hazy 8 4pk cans $15.99


Kegs - 1/6 Barrel

Toppling Goliath Fire, Skulls and Money IPA $185.99

North Coast Scrimshaw $109.99


Final Thought

It’s been a different sort of year… If someone would have told me that the bar and restaurant would be closed for 10 months of this year I would have assumed they had spent too much time at our bar. So here we are, selling wine and beer with a cooler up front full of Prime Beef, Fresh Fish, and Heritage Pork. Ordering Oysters, Scallops, Lobster Tails and anything else that looks good. Never imagined that was the direction we’d be going. I always knew 2020 would not be a good year financially and I was correct, but one thing that 2020 definitely showed was how gracious all of you have been. Were there times that I felt purchases were being made when nothing was really needed? Yes. Did I feel that many were shopping out of concern for the well being of the store and our employees? Yes. There have been many events in recent years that have made me question the basic humanity of man but there was one thing that gave me faith this year, and that was all of you… I may never be able to thank all of you but rest assured, you alone were our positive note for 2020. From all of us to all of you…Thank You, Thank You, for thinking of us and for helping us get through these difficult times.


Please, please continue safe practices and please 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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