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It's clear skies and warm temps to kick off the month!


Our first shipment of Wild Caught Copper River Salmon

Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday

10am to 6pm

Calendar 🗓

June 3 (Saturday) -- A different type of dining experience…16 spots are available or as we count 4-4 tops for dinner. The price will be set at $75 per person and will include 4 courses! Prime Beef and a fresh seasonal vegetable will certainly be represented, along with some housemade favorites. Wines and beers will be available for purchase to accompany your dinner, and corkage fees will be waived. We’re only taking 16 people with us on this culinary journey, so give us a call and reserve your spots soon! SOLD OUT

June 24 (Saturday) -- Huhn in June featuring Huhn from Michigan Family Farms. Delicious antibiotic-free, non-GMO, free range Amish chickens! Reservations will be required for this event. We’ll start this dinner out with a beautiful salad followed by brined, grilled, and smoked chicken, corn and orzo salad, and ending with apple pie à la mode featuring Dietsch's ice cream! We’ll have 30 spots available for this event, so call soon.

July 14 (Friday) -- Bastille Day 2023!!! We’ll be serving our best French fare along with special wines and beers all day long.

August 5 (Saturday) -- It’s National Oyster Day! You know we're going to celebrate.

Store News 🏬

It’s a short week, and we ordered Saturday for Tuesday with two of our distributors and kind of had a somewhat normal schedule with others. Holiday weeks always take a bit of time to get caught up. We do our best to make sure we have whatever you need when you want it. If you promise to keep shopping here, we’ll keep shopping for you.

Wine News🍷

We’re beginning to look for new wines, meaning we’re going to be changing the wine list at the bar. It’s always a daunting task and something I don’t always look forward to, but somehow I think you do. We’ve notified our sales reps and for the next few weeks that we’ll be trying a whole host of new wines to pick out what will become our new wine list and quite possibly your new favorites. Stay tuned -- we’ll keep you updated.

Dan’s Feature ⭐️

This week's feature is a wine that I’ve been searching for: a chillable red that will be great outside with the grill. Lagar de Robla 2016 Mencía is just that bottle. “Mencía is similar to Pinot Noir, in that it is a delicate grape varietal and it's very sensitive to terroir and its environment. While a favorite of the sommelier crowd, Mencía offers the same elegance and freshness of Burgundy Pinot Noir at a much affordable price.” Sooooo, a poor man's Burgundy?? Similar maybe, but for sure different, “Mencía has only recently come into spotlight as a quality, potential-laden grape variety. When properly made, it offers fascinating wines across a contrasting spectrum of styles; on the one end are fruity and forward wines with supple tannins and succulent fruit. On the other end are more concentrated, powerful styles with an exotic earthiness, smooth tannins and an enviable reflection of the minerally-rich Bierzo terroir.” While pleasantly priced at $14.99, it’s a very, very worthy bottle to accompany anything off your grill this weekend!

Dan’s Pick 🥂

Vendemmia 2020 Initium Bianco from Sicily is my pick for this weekend. We brought in a few bottles of this just in time for the warmer weather. When I first had this wine, I found it to be an excellent summer white. However, when I went to search this new addition out, I simply saw that it was comprised of Sicilian while varietals, which doesn’t help me much in telling you a story… So I looked up Sicilian white varietals and found this list: Carricante, Catarratto, Grillo, Insolia, Grecanico Bianca, Malvasia, Zibibbo, and Moscato. So here’s the deal... pick up a bottle of this crisp, dry, and quaffable white, and come back and tell me what you think the varietals are. I enjoy sharing new wines/varietals with you, but usually I share with you what the varietal is… Think of Sicily, warm weather, sunny beaches, excellent seafood, great produce, anchovies covering a delicious salad, and what else could you possibly need? Hmmmm, I can only think of one thing... Initium Bianco!

Food News 🥩

The biggest news is that they’re shipping Copper River Salmon; aside from that, we’re stocked up on great Wagyu cuts! Start thinking Father's Day steaks. I’m currently planning on bringing in some Tomahawks but want to make sure I have enough. If you’re interested in a specialty cut, be sure to let us know.

Food Feature 🐟

Copper River Salmon has got to be this week’s feature! This is our first shipment of this prized seasonal catch. While a bit pricey at $29.99 a pound, it’s worthy every penny. Every year, May marks the beginning of the Copper River Salmon season. Stretching through September, this season is awaited around the world for its renowned wild King, Sockeye, and Coho salmon. These fantastic fish are the crown jewel of the salmon world. In preparation for their herculean task of swimming up the 300 mile Copper River, these salmon pack on rich energy reserves – evident in the copious supply of healthy and delicious omega-3 fatty acids stored in their bodies. Copper River Salmon are more than just salmon: they are a culture; a driving force; a source of life for an entire community. This week’s delivery will be Sockeye, fresh caught, never frozen, and I’m sure it will be the most delicious piece of Salmon you’ve ever encountered.

Oyster News 🦪

While we still have a few Oysters from last Thursday, our new Oysters for this week will be Raspberry Pointe from the PEI. We’ve had these in before, and I’m excited to have them back in the store this week. It’s always a Quixotic search finding just the right Oyster. Many of you regularly join in that search, and we’ll keep looking right along with you.

Market Items 🛒

*Fresh Copper River Salmon, $29.99/lb

*Fresh Bone-In Dry Aged Imperial Wagyu Strip Steaks, 16oz - $42.99

*Fresh Wagyu Hanger Steaks - Single $14.99/Double $29.99

*Fresh Wagyu Coulotte (Picanha) Sirloin Cap - $16.99/lb

*Fresh Wagyu Burgers 2pk - $8.99

*Fresh Oysters - $24 a dozen

*Fresh Scottish Salmon - $18.99/lb

*Fresh Sittario Rosemary Ham - $29.99

*Fresh Michigan Family Farms Amish Free Range Chicken, Boneless, Skin-On Thighs, 2.2lb - $14.99

Frozen Sashimi-Grade Tuna - $19.99/lb

Frozen American Kobe Beef Tenderloin, 8oz - $18.99

Frozen Michigan Family Farms Amish Free Range Chicken Chicken Wings, , 2.2lb - $13.99

Frozen CAB Steak Burgers 4pk - $14.99

Frozen Choice Sirloin Cap Strip Steaks, 8oz - $9.99

Frozen Prime Ribeyes, 14oz - $18.99

Frozen Choice Ribeyes, 16oz - $18.99

Frozen Prime Whole Tenderloin - $22.99/lb

Frozen Choice Whole Tenderloin - $18.99/lb

Frozen Center Cut 8oz Beef Tenderloin Filets - $16.99

Frozen Center Cut 10oz Beef Tenderloin Filets - $18.99

Frozen Lamb Sirloin Roast - $22.99/lb

Frozen Lamb Racks, 2lbs - $49.99

Frozen Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin - $12.99

Frozen Pre-Cooked Frozen BBQ Ribs (approx. 3lb racks) - $23.99

Frozen Sliced Philly Cheese Steak Meat - $9.99/lb

Frozen Italian Sausages, 4 per pound - $8.99

Frozen Nueske Cheddar and Bacon Sausages 5 per pound - $9.99

Frozen Epic Curing Black Pepper Bacon - $14.99

Frozen Marinated Pre-Cooked Pork Shank - $12.99

Frozen Chilean Sea Bass, 6oz - $16.99

Frozen Bakkafrost Salmon Burgers (Spinach & Feta) 2pk - $10.99

Frozen Buddy’s Detroit Style Pizzas (Veggie or Cheese) - $17.99

Frozen Ahi Saku Block Tuna AAA Sushi Grade, avg. 10oz - $19.99

Frozen Lobster Tails - $14.99

Frozen U-16/20 Raw Shrimp deveined (1lb package) - $19.99/lb

Frozen U-10 Scallops - $29.99/lb

Frozen Langoustines, approx. 1/2lb - $7.99

Fresh/Frozen Bacchini Strozzapreti from Italy - $14.99/lb (serving for 2)

Fresh/Frozen Bacchini Lobster & Crab Tortelli from Italy - $16.99 1/2 lb

Fresh/Frozen Bacchini Pear & Cheese Fiocchi from Italy - $7.99 1/2 lb

Fresh/Frozen Drake’s Pasta Ravioli (Veal or Butternut Squash) - $12.99/lb (serving for 2)

1932’s Pasta Sauce (Arrabbiata, Pomodorina with Fresh Basil, Pomodorina with Barolo) - $7.99

Fusco Mezzi Rigatoni Dried Pasta from Italy - $6.99

Fusco Casarecce Dried Pasta from Italy - $5.99

Maurizio Spaghetti Chitarra Dried Pasta from Italy - $5.99

Maurizio Trofie Dried Pasta from Italy - $7.99

Tribeca Bakery Bread (Asiago or Rosemary) - $5.50

Ace Bakery Garlic Loaf - $5.50

Orwashers Sourdough Bread - $13.99

New Wine🍷

Lagar de Robla Mencía, Spain - $14.99

Vendemmia 2020 Initium Bianco, Italy - $13.99

Calera 2021 Central Coast Chardonnay, California - $25.99

*Back in stock! Frank Family Vineyards 2021 Carneros Chardonnay, California - $43.99

*Back in stock! Frank Family Vineyards 2021 Carneros Pinot Noir, California - $43.99

New Beer 🍺

Equilibrium Einstein's Duality DIPA, 4pk cans - $23.99

Jackie O's Cosmic Treasures Hazy DIPA, 4pk cans - $12.99

Wiedemann's Summertime Lime Mexican Lager, 6pk cans - $9.99

Odd Side Bean Flicker S'mores Coffee Blonde, 6pk cans - $9.99

Alaskan Juneau Juice Hazy IPA, 6pk cans - $10.99

Kegs - 1/6 Barrel 🛢

Half Acre Daisy Cutter IPA - $118.99

Jackie O's Off Duty Lifeguard Tropical Wheat - $134.99

Juniper Brewing Early AM Shakes Mexican Lager - $121.99

Maine Beer Co. Wolf's Neck IPA - $189.99

Forbidden Root Purple Pilsner - $139.99

Final Thoughts 💬

Can’t believe it’s June… With the weather and the calendar, it seems as though we’re having an early summer this year. I feel like our job is to keep great foods in for the grill, summer beers that can be enjoyed, and great summer whites and reds. Sure, you can go to the grocery store and find all of these, but can you drink a beer or a glass of wine and walk the isles of fine wines or look over a case of Prime, Wagyu beef or fresh fish that no one else carries in town? I think not. Stop in, have a drink, and let’s shop for some great necessities…

Cheers from all of us here at the Wine Merchant!

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