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It’s Memorial Day Weekend, and although different, we want you to know whatever your plans…

we’ve got you covered!

For both customer and employee safety we will be asking that all please provide facial covering while in the store as we will be adhering to Governor DeWine’s protocols.

Hours and operations will be Monday thru Saturday.

10:00 – 6pm.

WINE NEWS…

Dan’s Wine Feature

Les Pouches Cabernet Franc from the village of Saumur in the Loire Valley of France is my feature this week. “Les Pouches” rouge has a beautiful, deep ruby-red color and a bouquet of red fruit (blackcurrant and raspberry). This wine is attractive and easy to drink. It is quite fruity and a bit spicy on the palate with the elegant, soft tannins that characterize it. With a holiday weekend ahead of us this was my obvious choice, just like the wine makers notes above this is a perfect match to anything you’re serving this weekend. At $12.99 you can pick up a few to share with those at your table and if red isn’t in your cards for this weekend just move right on to my pick…

Dan’s Wine Pick of the Week

When I first ordered the above red I received 11 bottles of Cabernet Franc in the box and one lone Chenin, I knew at that time I was dealing with a small wine maker. Les Pouches Blanc is 100% Chenin Blanc, something the Loire Valley does best. This is an irresistible dry white wine made from Chenin Blanc grown in the tranquil Loire Valley. Five winemakers from the Les Pouches area worked closely together to blend selected white Chenin Blanc grapes from ten small parcels of land to create this cuvée. Bone dry and crisp, it ends with a surge of ravishing acidity, medium bodied with pleasing intensity. When searching out information on this bottle I was surprised to see prices from $17.99 to $22.99, not real sure why because we have this beautiful, crisp, dry white all day for $12.99. Pick up a few for the weekend, they’ll make you happy…

FOOD NEWS…

Prices are continuously going up but we’re still finding great foods at prices we can all enjoy. Whatever you’re looking to put on the grill for this weekend we’ve got you covered…and as an extra added attraction we got a second delivery this week check for *.


Food Feature of the Week

It’s the 12oz bone in, frenched, fresh pork chop! These have always been one of my favorites. Having not been available the past few weeks I was excited to see them on Tuesdays truck. Seasoned how you like, placed on a hot grill, cooked almost as you would a fine cut of beef, removed and rested and you’ve got a mouthful of fun coming your way, accompanied with a couple of our jumbo sweet potatoes and you’ve basically got dinner.

PROVISIONS…

* just arrived today!

Certified Angus Beef Choice Strip Steaks - $15.99 lb.

Ranch Girl (our original) fresh Ribeyes - $12.99 lb.

CAB 8 oz Steak Burgers - 2lb (Four Burgers) - $9.99

Italian Sausage 4 per pound for $5.99

Bone in Frenched 12 oz fresh Pork Chops $7.99 per chop

Bay of Fundy Salmon 2-8oz fresh cut filets -$16.00 (SOLD OUT) or, (1) whole 3 lb. plus filet for - $48.00 (SOLD OUT)

Mahi-mahi 2-8oz filets $10.99

Black Cod 2-8oz filets $10.99

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

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

*PEI Mussels Frozen 1lb bags Frozen $4.99 lb

Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs FRESH- $4.99 lb

Fresh Broccoli - $3.99 ½ lb

Spiral cut Honey Glazed Whole Ham 6 to 7 lb averages- $3.99 lb

White medium Button Mushrooms ½ lb - $3.99

8oz Hummus - $3.99

8oz Spicy Feta Spread - $5.99

Truffle Pasta -$5.99

*Trofiette with Pesto Genovese Pasta -$8.99

*Caper and Paprika Marinara Pasta -$8.99

Fresh Jumbo Eggs - Just came in! $2.00 a dozen.

Askinosie Artisanal Chocolates from around the world- $9.00

And, of course if you need a few Idaho Potatoes and Jumbo Sweet Potatoes - $1.00…

Six Barrels available;

Jackie O’s Mystic Mama IPA - $134.99

North Coast Scrimshaw $114.99

Bells Oberon - $129.99

Revolution Anti Hero IPA - $89.99

Central Water Rift IPA - $99.99

Wines

Domaine Des Cassagnoles Cotes De Gascogne France 2019 $11.99

Les Pouches Saumur Chenin Blanc France 2018 $12.99

Breitenbach Delivery is Coming Tomorrow!

Beers

Jackie O’s Lost Marbles 6pk Cans $11.99 (Sold Out)

Revolution DDH Tropic Hero 4pk 16oz Cans $13.99

Troegs Field Study 6pk Cans $10.99

Two Brothers Heavy Handed 6pk Cans $9.99

Two Brothers Domaine Dupage 6pk Bottles $9.99

North High Grapefruit IPA 6pk Cans $9.99

Bell’s Oberon Mini Keg 5L $22.99


Final Thought

I know we all have a lot on our minds this Memorial Day weekend but please take a moment and remember what this day is supposed to be all about…the sacrifices that so many have made in our history to provide us with what we all enjoy. No need to get political on blue state, red state, stay at home orders or any current state of affairs. Just take a brief moment and give thanks to those who stood in our place and protected what we still enjoy.

Cheers from all of us here at The Wine Merchant

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