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Tailgating season is on! 🏈🏟⚽️

We’re bringing in a few items to help you during this special

time of the year…

Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday

10am to 6pm

Calendar 🗓

September 8 (Friday) - Friday night Anniversary Tasting, 5-7pm. That’s right, Friday night wine tasting! $25.00 for four wines, four different and delectable bites to enjoy with your wine, and a bar that’s open until 9pm serving some of your old favorites. It’s an anniversary after all (not however a statement on what’s to come).

September 9 (Saturday) - Second Saturday! Poutine it is, crispy fries, cheese curds, and a great gravy to complete the dish. This is our Fall favorite, and while not technically Fall, we’re getting a jump on the season!

September 23 (Saturday) - It’s Oktoberfest Findlay! (SOLD OUT)

October 14 (Saturday) - For this Second Saturday, Croque Monsieur and French Fries!!! I will have just returned from France, so what else would you expect?

Store News 🏬

The racks, shelves, and coolers are all full down here. As you know, we’re always trying to make certain we keep in stock that which you enjoy. Sure, we mix it up a bit at times, but there are certain staples that you can pretty much expect for us to have in stock. Come and check out what we have and let us know what we should get.

Wine News🍷

Not a whole lot of new wines this week. I picked up a couple wines to serve as special bar glass pours and bought a lot of expensive champagne... we don’t like taking any chances on running out of our beverage of choice. I’m just very happy to have what we have now because last year, it seemed to be very difficult to procure these special bottles. Either way, we’ve got them, and they’re safe and sound in our coolers just waiting for that special event.

Dan’s Feature ⭐️

This week’s feature is a new Duckhorn product from Paso Robles, Postmark 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon. We’ve been following Duckhorn's productions in Napa, Columbia Valley, and now Paso. Duckhorn describes their new Cabernet as “showcasing the juicy dark fruit and velvety tannins that make the finest Paso Robles Cabernets so alluring, this wine begins with enticing aromas of raspberry compote, plum jam and sassafras, along with oak-inspired notes of vanilla and molasses from barrel aging. On the generously structured palate, lavish berry flavors lead to layers of chocolate and clove, with hints of warm baking spice emerging during a long, dramatic finish.” Duckhorn is one of the producers you rarely question; if they’ve put their name on the label, you pretty much know it’s going to be good. So if you’re a fan of Cabernet, Duckhorn, or Paso Robles, this $25.99 bottle is here to please.

Dan’s Pick 🥂

Not just one but two picks for this week! Fritz Müller wines came to us last week, and I decided to use both of these bottles. What’s unique about these wines are that they're festive and fun, both have a little effervescence, and they are just downright tasty. I mean, they’re not full blown sparkling, but there’s just enough bubble to keep you coming back. The Rosé is composed of Portugieser and a splash of Pinot Noir, while the white appears to be 100% Müller-Thurgau. These $19.99 German bottles are to be enjoyed in a fun environment, and I would be hard pressed to choose a food group to pair with these besides anything at the tailgate. Front porch, back porch, or anywhere around the house, these wines are fun and enjoyable. Try one out --- on a warm day like today, these are what needs to be home in your refrigerator.

Food News 🐟

Burgers, bratwurst, knockwurst --- what else could you possibly need for tailgating? Chips maybe, and we have that covered along with whatever you like to drink. It’s becoming the season, and we’re helping you prepare for it, so stop in for any and all your tailgating needs!

Food Feature 🥩

This week and next we’re featuring Prime Demkota hand cut strip steaks. These South Dakota favorites will be fantastic for this weekend and of course next weekend for your Labor Day cookouts. We still have plenty of grillable items, and the next couple of weekends are some of the best to get outside and grill some fantastic cuts. A price of $21.99/lb make these a delicious opportunity because this is the best price I’ve seen in a while for Prime cuts. Come on down and tell me how you’d like them cut, and you can take it from there.

Oyster News 🦪

We’ve got Summer Loves from PEI that arrived on Tuesday this week. They have been declared the new “Chelsea’s Favorite” oyster. Without doubt, these Oysters have the perfect size, shape, and shell. Very easy to shuck and so delicious to eat. So if you’re in that oyster-eating mood, stop on down and throw back a few of these fresh beauties. Just in today, Standish Shores from Duxbury, MA. Standish Shore oysters are raised in Duxbury Bay on the coast of Massachusetts. These oysters are fleshy with a semi-salted taste and sweet notes of butter, and in a pinch, Chelsea will tell you these are her favorites as well. Either way, we have it covered: two different oysters from two different waters, and both are Chelsea’s favorites!

Market Items 🛒

*Fresh Prime Demkota Strip Steaks - $21.99/lb

*Fresh Tomahawk Ribeyes - $19.99/lb

*Fresh Wagyu Hanger Steaks, 2 Pack (1lb) - $29.99

*Fresh Wagyu Burgers 4pk - $17.99

*Fresh Oysters - $24 a dozen

*Fresh Atlantic Salmon - $18.99/lb

*Fresh Sashimi-Grade Ahi Tuna - $18.99/lb

*Fresh Duroc Double Bone-In Pork Chops - $12.99

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

Frozen CAB Steak Burgers 4pk - $14.99

Frozen CAB Dry-Aged Ribeyes - $18.99/lb

Frozen Center Cut 8oz Beef Tenderloin Filets - $16.99

Frozen Choice Strip Steaks - $18.99/lb

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

Frozen Lamb Sirloin Roast - $22.99/lb

Frozen Lamb Racks, 2lbs - $49.99

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

Frozen Dearborn Knockwurst - $8.99

Frozen Italian Sausages, 4 per pound - $8.99

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

Frozen Black Pepper Bacon - $14.99

Frozen Chilean Sea Bass, 6oz - $16.99

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

Frozen Ahi Saku Block Tuna AAA Sushi Grade, avg. 16oz - $19.99

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

Frozen U-10 Scallops - $29.99/lb

Frozen Lobster Tails, 2pk - $35.99

Frozen Whole Petite Potatoes - $8.99

Frozen Oven-Roasted Potato Wedges - $8.99

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

New Wine🍷

Duckhorn Postmark 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles - $25.99

On l’Appelle Braucol NV, France - $15.99

New Beer 🍺

Hofbrauhaus Festbier, 6pk bottles - $13.99

New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Ale, 6pk cans - $11.99

Schlafly Pumpkin Ale, 6pk bottles - $12.99

Findlay Brewing Hopster Prynne IPA, 4pk cans - $14.99

Findlay Brewing Oktoberfest Findlay, 6pk cans - $14.99

Seventh Son Scientist IPA, 6pk cans - $10.99 (New brewery for us! In on Friday.)

Seventh Son Proliferous DIPA, 6pk cans - $12.99 (New brewery for us! In on Friday.)

Seventh Son Cali Gold West Coast Pilsner, 6pk cans - $10.99 (New brewery for us! In on Friday.)

Kegs - 1/6 Barrel 🛢

Schlafly Kölsch - $109.99

La Chouffe - $175.99

Coronado Weekend Vibes IPA - $121.99

Outerbelt Oktoberfest - $131.99

Outerbelt Glasstown Lager - $109.99

Final Thoughts 💬

It may be tailgating season, but it’s a bit too hot outside right now. With any luck, the weather will be turning, but either way, it’s still the beginning of fall sports. We appear to be slowly approaching my favorite time of year: Fall! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we have a nice, long season... maybe like tomorrow until… March 1??? 🤷🏼‍♂️

Cheers from all of us here at the Wine Merchant!

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