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IT’S NATIONAL OYSTER DAY!!!

(We’ve got a couple hundred down here for you to have here or take home.)

Serving On the Half Shell or Rockefeller on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


Car Tunes is this Saturday and we’re excited!


It’s going to be a DORA cup weekend and we’re stocked up and ready with specials to fill them up


Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday

10am to 6pm!


Calendar

Saturday, August 28 –1- 3pm It’s All about the Grill, more of a lunch than a tasting. Reservations required, only 24 spots available!


Saturday, September 25 – It’s downtown Oktoberfest, drink and dance on Main St and reserve your spot for our Hogtoberfest Dinner here at the Wine Merchant 5-7pm. SOLD OUT!


Tuesday, November 2-- At 6pm we’ll be hosting our annual Alternative Wine Dinner. Reservations are required and we will be limiting it to 24 this year. One of our favorite events and, of course, we’re very happy to see it back on the calendar! SOLD OUT!


Thursday, November 18 – 2021 Beaujolais Nouveau Tasting and Dinner. Reservations required. 24 seats will be available for tasting each of this year’s releases and our hearty Beef Bourguignon Dinner.


Saturday, December 4-- 6-8pm will be our Premier Champagne Tasting! The best Champagnes available this year accompanied with heavy hors d’oeuvres!

SOLD OUT!


Wine News

We’ve got some new ones this week for you to try, whites, rose’s and big cabs… Check out the following list or better yet stop in and see for yourself.


Dan’s Feature

Piña Napa Valley Wolff Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is my feature for this week. This Yountville Cab is tremendous and at $92.99 it had better be. Robert Parker describes this 94+ wine as follows, “The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Wolff Vineyard from Yountville is another serious wine, with an inky purple color, wonderfully sweet crème de cassis and blackberry fruit, some licorice, truffle and incense. It is full-bodied, rich and very impressive. Drink it over the next 15-20 years”. While I respect his 15 to 20 year suggestion, I drank one yesterday and I say, ”Why wait?” It drank beautifully and will be even better served alongside a great steak or chop which coincidently we happen to have.

Dan’s Pick

We still have a few Rose’ days ahead and I decided to choose Stolpman Vineyards Para Maria’s de las tecolotes 2020 Rose’ from Santa Barbara, California. With 12lbs of fresh Nova Scotia Salmon in my cooler, I wanted to pick a wine that would pair beautifully with it and I believe I have a winner here. The winery describes this wine as follows, “the 2020 Para Maria de los Tecolotes Rosé (affectionately named after Ruben’s wife and partner, Maria) is once again 100% Syrah, salmon-pink in color, with a great nose of ruby red grapefruit and red apple. Bone-dry and low in alcohol, it is a classic Rosé very much like the first one Melissa and I discovered on a trip to the south of France many, many years ago. But this one is probably a little juicier than I ever remember it. Vibrant and roaring out the gates”! It’s no secret that we enjoy our Rose’s down here and we’re always willing to share. This $17.99 bottle will not disappoint you.

Food News

Last week I had a conversation with a young family on what we’re trying to do, which of course is sourcing products that are procured for the finest dining establishments. After purchasing a few items, they returned the next day and agreed with me that the above statement was correct and bought us out of Kurobuta Chops! That’s why we do what we do here, make certain that what you’re buying from us are the same items that would be served to you at a fine dining restaurant. Mind you, last Friday and Saturday’s comments weren’t the first and anytime that information is shared with us we know we’re moving in the right direction…Thank you.


Food Feature of the Week

OYSTERS!!! Well of course because today is National Oyster Day, maybe it’s just the Olympic spirit kicking in but we’re pitting our favorite Canadian Oysters against the most famous American “Duxbury” Oysters from Massachusetts. Taste for yourself…

Market Items…

Fresh Cut Certified Angus Strip Steaks - $20.99lb

Prime 18oz Strip Steaks 1¾ inch - $26.99 (back in stock tomorrow)

Fresh Choice Coulotte (Sirloin Cap Fillets) - $15.99lb

Fresh Certified Angus Beef Hand Cut Ribeyes - $18.99lb

Fresh Wagyu Burgers 2pk - $8.99

Frozen Trimmed Choice Hanger Steaks - $13.99 each

Frozen 8oz Beef Tenderloin Center Cuts - $13.99 each

Nueske Bacon Cheddar Bratwurst 5 links per pound - $9.99

Rinaldi Italian Sausage (our favorite) 4 links per pound - $6.99

Frozen Kan Kan 2½lb avg Cheshire Chops $12.99lb

Fresh Heritage Kurobuta Berkshire Pork Chops - $12.99 per chop

Frozen Turkey Legs 2 per pack 5lbs of meat with a handle $13.99

Oysters Summer Love PEI - $18.00 a dozen

Fresh Bay of Fundy Atlantic Salmon -$16.99lb

Frozen Large Langostines - $15.99lb

Frozen U-13/15 Raw Shrimp deveined (1lb package) - $17.99lb

Frozen U-10 Scallops – $21.99lb

Tribeca Bakery Sourdough, Rosemary and Asiago Cheese Bread $5.50

New Wines

The Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc 2020, New Zealand $14.99

Louis Jadot Rosé 2020, France $11.99

Montes Alpha Twins Red Blend, Chile $14.99

McNab Vineyards 2019 French Colombard Mendocino $14.99

Piña Wolff Vineyard 2018 Yountville Cabernet Napa $92.99

Hourglass 2017 Estate Cabernet St. Helena Napa $199.99

Albert Bichot 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet France $97.99


Beers

Fat Head’s G’suffa Oktoberfest 6pk cans $10.99

3 Floyds Munsterfest 6pk bottles $12.99

Stevens Point Whole Hog Pumpkin 6pk bottles $10.99

Southern Tier Imperial Pumpking 4pk bottles $12.99

Southern Tier Warlock 4pk bottles $12.99

Founders Oktoberfest 6pk cans $9.99

O’Fallons Pumkin 6pk bottles $9.99

O’Fallons Vanilla Pumpkin 6pk bottles $9.99

New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin 6pk Cans $10.99

Bell’s Octoberfest 6pk Bottles $10.99


Kegs - 1/6 Barrel

North Coast Scrimshaw - $109.99

Brew Dog Elvis Juice - $107.99

Duvel Belgian Golden Ale - $171.99

3 Floyds Zombie Dust - $144.99


Final Thought

Yesterday, we said farewell to Tara. While we were fortunate enough to have her with us the past 3 years, she has been a regular in the downtown beverage scene for many years. I had tried to hire this young lady since 2014 and was only able to accomplish that task at the end of 2018. The experience, smiles and constant motion she brought was exciting and is going to be very hard to replace. While we’re happy and excited for her new move to Hawaii, it still makes it difficult to say goodbye. From all of us and of course so many of you we all want to wish you the very best! From all of us Aloha…


Cheers from all of us here at The Wine Merchant


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