Even though we have a few more days till the Summer Solstice, Summer has arrived 😎.…
Hours of Operation
Monday – Saturday
10am to 6pm!
June 4 - Prime Ribwich & Caprese Salad Day!!! 20 plus pounds of Roasted and Grilled Prime Rib sliced and placed on an Italian Roll with Horseradish Sauce or Giardinara served along side of a fresh Caprese Salad!
June 25 - HUHN in JUNE - Reservation are now being taken for this annual event! We’ll be serving our best Huhn plate and sipping on some great wines for this annual cook. Call in your reservation for this 5-7pm event that’s coming sooner than you think!
July 9 - Saturday special BBLT and Gazpacho, Chelsea makes an unctuous Gazpacho and I’ll come up with some double bacon possibilities and the fresh home grown tomatoes. Something to look forward to and you don’t need reservations because we’ll be serving them all day long.
July 14 - It’s Bastille Day, Pissaladière all day long!
Store News 🥩
We’re starting to think about Father’s Day down here. Besides fantastic bottle selections, we’ve got a preorder set up for whatever cut of beef Dad may fancy… be it 34oz Dry Aged Wagyu Tomahawk or a couple Prime Strip Steaks we have the day covered. Give us a call and we’ll make certain that we have a surprise in store ready for you. Our cut off for special orders will be Tuesday, June 14th.
Being an abbreviated week, there were no new wines brought to us to try. However, we have a few wines that are back in the racks, the first being Jordan Chardonnay. Big Guy Red Blend came back last week as well and to be on the safe side of things we brought in a couple new wines as well. We’re always searching for crisp Summer whites and lighter bodied reds to carry us through the summer season. Roses are still coming in from February and March pre-sells and even though I don’t know where I’m going to put them, I’m glad to see them come in.
Kumusha 2020 Flame Lily Slanghoek is this week’s feature this wine comes from a former sommelier at a top Cape Town restaurant, The Test Kitchen. Tinashe Nyamudoka launched his own wine brand under the Kumusha label, his wines are being made in conjunction with Attie Louw of the Ostal winery in Slanghoek. “Kumusha” in the Zimbabwean Shona language translates to “your home,” “your roots” or “your origin.” World-renowned sommelier Tinashe believes the best wines are representative of their region, and so the Kumusha wines are made with minimal intervention and natural fermentation. These are wines that Tinashe would not only like to drink himself, but wines that, from his experience as a sommelier, are representative of what is leading the way for the style of South African wines. This is his white blend, a mix of Roussanne, Chenin Blanc, Colombard and Semillon; it offers aromas of apple, peach, honeysuckle and spice, and the palate is textured, rich and broad. Besides a very interesting story, his wines are excellent. A few weeks ago, we brought in his Red Blend and this week we were able to bring in his white blend we think Kumusha will be a perfect addition. Priced at $33.99- while not cheap- makes this a wine to share in your home, to be shared with your roots and enjoyed by those of your origin.
Vina Tridado Slates of Bonmont 2017 Priorat is my pick for this week. I’ve always enjoyed wines from the Priorat because these wines were never thought to be able to exist. Most winemakers in Spain in the 70’s maintained grapes would never be able to be grown in this harsh region but a group of young winemakers proved them wrong. The Priorat is to Spain as Bordeaux is to France, a small region with a micro climate that seem to be a perfect region for the grapes used in these blends. This bottles blend is comprised of Merlot, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah & Carignan. Appearance: An intense ruby color combines with deep violet hues. On the nose: warm ripe aromas reminiscent of ripe grapes, on the palate red currants and blackberries, vanilla, chocolate, and jams. This wine is a savory red wine with an attractive silky texture, which is well-structured with ripe and robust tannins giving it a long and well-balanced finish. On top of all that, it’s only $18.99… pretty, pretty hard to beat.
We’ve been getting and sharing some great prices on specialty beef and pork. This past week, we’ve gotten great prices on both the King Salmon and this week on its big brother, Copper River. It’s a daily task, looking for and pricing these wonderful products. Wine is predictable, pricing on our fresh products is not. We hope you keep enjoying these items and remember if there’s anything you’re looking for just let us know.
Food Feature 🎣
Guess what we get in on Friday? Wild Copper River sockeye salmon! This is some of the best on earth. Straight from the mineral rich and rugged Copper River in Alaska, these brightly colored ruby red fish have buttery texture and decadent flavor second to none. Pan sear, bake, grill or fry. There is no wrong way to eat this Pacific Northwest gem. Last week’s California King was delicious but this week’s will stand out even more and guess what…it’s cheaper than last week’s. While still not cheap, at $25.99 it’s still a steal. Call and reserve some because it won’t last long.
*Fresh Dry Aged Prime Ribeyes - $35.99 per steak
*Fresh American Kobe Silver Strip Steaks Hand Cut - $26.99lb
*Fresh CAB hand Cut Prime Ribeyes- $22.99lb
*Fresh 1.75inch St. James Prime Strip Steaks - $22.99
*Mortons Steak House 10oz Baseball cut Prime Sirloins - $13.99
*Fresh Wagyu Burgers 4pk- $17.99
*Fresh Double Cut Pork Chops- $12.99 per chop
Frozen Pre-cooked frozen BBQ Ribs - approx. 3lb racks $29.99
Frozen CAB Steak Burgers 4pk - $11.99
Frozen 8 ounce Beef Tenderloin filets- $16.99
Frozen 8 ounce Pork Ribeyes- $8.99
Frozen Bacon Wrapped 5oz Pork Filets- $5.99 per filet
Rinaldi Italian Sausage 4 links per pound - $6.99
American Wagyu Hot Dogs 5 per pound - $11.99
Beef Brisket Sausages 5 per pound - $15.99
Fresh Deluxe Redskin Potato Salad - $4.99lb
*Fresh Oysters Glacier Bay PEI - $24 a dozen
*Fresh Loch Duarte Salmon - $16.99lb
*Fresh Copper River Salmon - $25.99lb (due in on Friday)
Frozen Bakkafrost Salmon Burgers Chipotle Lime 2pk - $10.99
Frozen Bakkafrost Salmon Burgers Spinach and Feta 2pk - $10.99
Buddy’s Detroit Style 8 Pizzas Original Pepperoni or Cheese - $17.99
Au Gratin potatoes 4 pack- $9.99
Frozen Chilean Sea Bass 6oz- $16.99
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 - $9.99lb (serving for 2)
Fresh/Frozen Bacchini Strozzapreti from Italy - $9.99lb (serving for 2)
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
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
Drakes Jumbo Ravioli with Veal 1lb - $12.99
Drakes Jumbo Butternut Squash Ravioli 1lb - $12.99
Tribeca Bakery Asiago, Sourdough and Rosemary Bread - $5.50
New Wines 🍷
Kumusha 2020 Flame Lily Slanghoek white blend $33.99
Jordan 2019 Russian River Chardonnay $29.99
Domaine Lafond 2021Tavel Roc-épine Rose’ $21.99
New Beers 🍺
Urban Artifact Key Punch 4 pack cans $11.99
Stone Enjoy By 07/04/22 6 pack cans $16.99
Toppling Goliath Radiant Haze IPA 4 pack cans 16oz $13.99
Troegs Perpetual Haze 4 pack 16oz $15.99
Jackie O’s Vanilla Coffee Bourbon Barrel Apparition Russian Imperial Stout 12.7oz $11.99
Jackie O’s Champion Ground Coconut Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout 12.7oz $15.99
Kegs - 1/6 Barrel
Vedette Extra White Weiss Bier $129.99
Outer Belt Glass Town Lager $109.99
North Coast Scrimshaw $129.99
Fat Heads Benjamin Danklin IPA $129.99
Final Thoughts 🧐
Yeah, I found Emojis on Google Chrome! I’ll do my best to not abuse them and I’m sure much of what I choose will be edited out anyway… You can only peruse beef and fish prices so long. Always looking for something new besides wines, beers and food products to lighten things up. Hope to see you soon.
Cheers from all of us here at The Wine Merchant!