It’s been a cold, rainy couple of days…

OK, so the suns out today and tomorrow but take a peek at the rest of the week.

If this isn’t Red Wine weather I’m not sure what is...

Hours and operations will be Monday thru Saturday.

10:00 – 6pm.


Copious amounts of Champagne ordered for the Holidays are now in and a handful of new soon to-be favorites and a couple of old friends!

Dan’s Wine Feature

B. Leighton 2016 “Gratitude” is not only back in stock, but it’s my feature again as well. This renowned wine maker who is best known for his efforts working with the Charles Smith “K” selections produces some spectacular wines under his own label, and Gratitude is our latest to share with you. Gratitude is from Olsen Brothers Vineyards and this 2016 is a Bandol-style blend of 70% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache and 5% Syrah. Gratitude wafts from the glass with fragrant aromas of red and black fruit, orange rind, aromatic bark and candied violets. On the palate, it’s medium- bodied, supple and velvety, with lovely juicy acids and a complex, savory core of ripe fruit. The finish is long and with notes of perfume. If you’re looking for a great bottle under fifty this is a wine I know you’ll enjoy.

Dan’s Pick

Obsidian Ridge 2017 Estate Cabernet is this week’s feature coming from, of course, Obsidian Ridge high up on the Mayacamas Mountains, “planted 2,600 feet high on the Mayacamas range north of Napa Valley, Obsidian ridge Vineyards grows mountain fruit. The steep slopes at this altitude are reddened by iron rich volcanic soils and littered with black shards of obsidian. Here in the Red Hills of Lake county the distinctive soils and mountain climate grow varietally vibrant and powerfully structured Cabernet Sauvignon”. It’s all true…for $29.99 you can pick up a great bottle of a 90+ Cabernet that has been aged in Hungarian Oak and sourced from Mountain fruit.

Food News

Prime Strip Steaks, Tomahawk Kurobuta pork chops & Fresh Savage Blonde Oysters from Prince Edward Island. That’s what I want for dinner.

Food Feature of the Week

Kurobota pork was described to me by a chef as being the “Prime” of the pork world. This is old world pork, pork the way pork used to taste. What’s that mean…well, buy a few chops and find out. Described as the best pork in the world these chops will be a true treat and at this price a bargain.


Beef Tenderloin Frozen 8oz Center Cut Filet $12.99

Whole Fresh Beef Tenderloin $15.99lb

Fresh Iowa PRIME “Frenched” Tomahawk Ribeye - $16.99lb

Fresh PRIME Strip Steak - $15.99 each

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

Fresh PRIME Purely Meat Co. Ribeyes - $21.99lb

CAB PRIME Steak Burgers 4pk - $9.99

Fresh Dry Aged Wagyu Steak Burgers 2pk (1-lb) - $7.99

Fresh West Coast Savage Blonde Oysters. $1.50 each $18.00 bakers dozen!

Salmon Bay of Fundy filets -$16.99 lb

Mahi Mahi 5-7oz - $4.99 each

Grouper 6-8oz fillet - $8.99 each

Swordfish 8oz steak - $6.99 each

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

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

U-10 Scallops frozen – $18.99lb


Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 California $29.99

Chemistry Pinot Gris 2018 Willamette Valley $13.99

B. Leighton Gratitude 2016 Red Blend $49.99

Chateau d’Armailhac 2013 Grand Cru Classe Pauillac Bordeaux France $49.99

Geoffroy Expression Brut Premier Cru, NV France, $47.99

Geoffroy Rose Dé Saignée Brut Premier Cru, 2015 France $69.99

Moussé Fils L’Or D’Eugène Perpetuelle Blanc De Noirs, NV France $52.99

Moussé Fils Special Club Meunier Les Fortes Terres, 2015 France $110.99 Pierre Gimonnet Special Club Grands Terroirs De Chardonnay, 2014 France $111.99

Jean Lallement Et Fils Brut, NV France $52.99

Marc Herbrart Premier Cru Brut, NV France $52.99

Doyard Vendémiaire Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Brut, NV France $47.99


Troegs Mad Elf 6pk Bottles $15.99

Abita Office Party 6pk Bottles $12.99

Flying Dog K-9 Winter Warmer 6pk Bottles $10.99

Troegs Perpertual IPA 6pk Cans $10.99

Market Garden Festivus 6pk Bottles $10.99

Southern Tier 2XMAS 6pk Bottles $10.99

Brew Kettle Winter Warmer 6pk Cans $10.99

Urban Artifact Operation Plowshare 4pk Cans $11.99


MadTree Lift Kolsch $104.99

Final Thought

At least there may be an OSU football game this Saturday… I’m always trying to look for some bright spots. New Wines, Beers and Provisions are always something I look forward to and the game on Saturday will at least be a break from our daily news cycles. Hope to see you soon, be careful, take care and please be well…

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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