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Miller’s Meats and The Wine Merchant, a combination way overdue…

...It’s all about Hogtoberfest now!!

Thank’s to everyone who came out last Saturday for the Best Wurst, we had a great time and hope you did as well!


Calendar of Events

October 3rd – Thirsty Thursday! Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup!

October 4th – Charity Tasting – Clothe-A-Child come on down and support this very worthy organization. Help us help those in need.

October 12th – Saturday Hogtoberfest featuring Dogfish 120 Minute on tap, with Fat Head’s Spooky Tooth for dessert! For the pork part, this year we’re partnering with Millers Meats for our annual and awesome event. Plenty of pork, with the best sauerkraut that can be concocted and a side of everyone’s favorite German potato salad and a special German treat on the side, I’m getting hungry just writing about it…

November 1st – Charity Tasting – Findlay Elite Gymnastics

November 5th – Tuesday Fall Alternative Wine Dinner ***SOLD OUT

November 21st – Beaujolais Nouveau!

Do I really need to say more…We’ll taste as many Nouveau’s as I can bring in, I’ll prepare as much Bourguignon as my kitchen can handle, bring in way too much Brie and Baguette and we’ll just have a party! Nobody really does this anymore, but…we do, and we do it right!

December 3rd – Champagne Tasting ***SOLD OUT

We’re bringing in all grower produced Champagnes this year, six of the best we found. We’ll have a special guest from the distributor (Jason) here to help explain each and every one of them. Of course we’ll choose some great heavy appetizers to accompany these beautiful new Champagnes. It’s bubbles all night long!

December 25th – Closed Christmas Day

January 1st – Closed New Years Day

New Wines

Domaine du Manoir Muscadet 2018 France $13.99

Cofrade Rioja 2018 Spain $9.99

Orin Swift Eight Years in the Desert 2018 California $44.99

Linne Calodo Perfectionist 2016 Paso Robles $67.99

New Beers

New Holland Dragon’s Milk Oatmeal Cookie 4pk Bottle $18.99

Greenbush Star Chicken Shotgun IPA 6pk Can $10.99

Greenbush Sunspot Hefe 6pk Can $10.99

Greenbush Oro de Tontos Lager 6pk Can $8.99

Greenbush Anger Black IPA 6pk Can $10.99

Bell’s Third Coast Old Ale Barleywine 6pk Bottle $13.99

AleSmith Speedway Stout 4pk Bottle $15.99

Jackie O’s Oro Negro 12.7oz Bottle $11.99

Dogfish Head Suddenly Comfy 4pk Bottle $9.99

Brewdog Albino Squid Assassin 6pk Can $9.99

Brewdog Jack Hammer 6pk Can $11.99

Boulevard Fling Blood Orange Vodka Soda 4pk Can $12.99

Beer Tasting

MadTree vs. Alesmith this week for our Saturday tasting! We’ll start off with MadTree’s Coffee Table Blonde Ale and then sip into Alesmith Luped In IPA. It’s back to MadTree to try their Galaxy High Imperial IPA and then back to the west coast for Alesmith’s Nut Brown Ale. Four great beers for this Saturday’s tasting, come on down and enjoy these great beers with us, we enjoy sharing…

Feature Item

This week’s feature may speak to a lot of you, Perfectionist. The 2016 vintage scored 95 points from Robert Parker, Perfectionist comes from Linne Calodo of Paso Robles. While regularly priced at $82.99 and being a special one time only purchase we got our hands on a few of these at $67.99, while not a huge savings we decided to take it because the wine …well it’s that good. Perfectionist is a blend of 74% Syrah, 17% Mourvedre and 9% Grenache making this a big, well-blended Syrah. Coming from Paso Robles you kind of know where this is going. Calodo wines are well made and respected wines that will keep you wanting more so if you’re a fan of Paso wines or Syrah or even for that matter beautiful, big red blends you’ll want to get a few of these so stop in and get one before they slip away.

Dan’s Pick

Something simple and remarkably good for my pick this week, Les Copains d’abord Gamay. This fresh young wine would definitely be my choice for Fall fun. Gamay is possibly the easiest red to enjoy, it’s picnic wine and while it may not be picnic weather it’s certainly tailgating weather. This $17.99 French beauty is a wine that will be enjoyed by all, soft and rich with hints of wonderful fruit it can be enjoyed with or without food. If you’re just looking for a great easy drinking glass of wine, this bottle is for you. Stop by and pick a few up either for the game or your next empty glass.

Friday Night Special

This week’s special sandwich will be the long missed Merchant Turkey; turkey, hummus, pesto, roasted red pepper, mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, and arugula placed on naan bread then baked in the oven and served straight to you. Come on down this Friday and Saturday and enjoy this great sandwich…

Final Thoughts

It’s full blown Fall now, football, tailgating, bolder beers and wines and a new holiday season on the horizon. We’re looking forward to sharing everything new that comes our way and hope that you embrace this new season as much as we do… Even though many of our activities are rapidly selling out we still have many of our favorites that aren’t, whatever your plans, be they with us or on your own we’re here to share the best that we can get with you. Hope to see you soon…

Cheers from all of us at the Wine Merchant!

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