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The Fireworks are over and your beer and wine fridge are almost empty...

That’s why we’re here to keep you stocked up in the best wines, beers and market items that we can share with you…

Store Calendar

July 10th - We will be serving Caprese Salads All Day Saturday for $10

Sorry technical issues have forced us to reschedule this event.

July 31 – Saturday1 – 3pm It’s all about the grill, more of a lunch than a tasting but still only 24 spots available! (Postponed)

Monday – Saturday

10am to 6pm!

Wine News

Not a great deal of new wines this week, however, the ones we did get in are a couple of fantastic selections. We’ve already got a few others ordered for next week and we’ll keep searching for your new favorite.

Dan’s Feature

My feature this week is Brennon Leighton’s other project, which is his 2017 Olson Brothers vineyard Syrah. I’ve already sung praises to his blend “Gratitude” but we just got in his $49.99 Syrah, which may be my new favorite. Described quite aptly as, “a spicy, flavorful red with plums, dried earth and sweet tobacco galore. It’s full-bodied and very intense. Spicy, clove-like aftertaste”. I’m a huge Syrah fan and this bottle is the epitome of Yakima Valley Syrah and that’s a wine I’m always smitten with. You can lay this down or drink it tonight. If you enjoy a deep, dark intense wine that allows for plenty of contemplation, this wine needs to go home with you. We’re never able to bring in a lot, but we have just enough to share with you.

Dan’s Pick

My pick this week is from Mary Taylor, her 2020 Cotes de Gascogne Olivier pretty much wowed us all when we tasted it this week! And… at $11.99, I’ve officially declared this the perfect summer white. Being from the Gascogne region of France means that the usual suspects are Colombard, Gros Manseng, Uni Blanc and a bit of Sauvignon Blanc, which makes this a very delectable bottle. Described by others as: “This classic French white smells like elegant flowers. The sippin' is all about plump and round fruit, bursting acidity, lemony and buttery in an elegant way, with a vein of greenness. Some tension, but a very, very bright finish that keeps your taste buds coming back for more and more”. We’re just saying, trust us on this one. You’ll be back for more!

Food News

We’ve got plenty of new in this week, Langostinos and Monkfish for a poor man’s lobster alternative and plenty of Prime, Teres Major and Coulotte Steaks (see below) for the grill. We spend a good deal of the week searching out and bringing in great market items for a great price. Hey, it’s no difference in choosing the wines we bring in to share with you, we keep our eyes open and get the best we can at the best prices available.

Food Feature of the Week

Coulotte is my feature this week; no…not the women’s wear from years past this is a special cut of beef! The Coulotte is to Sirloin as Cap is to Ribeye, What’s that mean… It’s a beefy flavored, tender and terribly lean cut that is separated by two layers of fat on the top sirloin. If you’ve ever been to a Brazilian Steakhouse, then you’ve had this cut. Last week, I ordered in a few pounds to try out and Chelsea and I were very, very impressed. I’ll be cutting this as a Strip Steak and I think you’ll see why we brought this in. When I can buy Prime Cuts at $15.99 I buy… Come in and pick a few up and I’m sure you’ll agree with us.

Market Items…

Fresh Cut Prime Strip Steaks - $20.99lb

Fresh Prime Coulotte Fillet - $15.99lb

Fresh Prime Teres Major - $15.99lb

Fresh Certified Angus Beef Hand Cut Ribeyes - $20.99lb

Fresh Wagyu Burgers 4pk - $15.99

Frozen Trimmed Choice Hanger Steaks - $13.99 each

Frozen 8oz Beef Tenderloin Center Cuts - $13.99 each

Frozen 20oz CAB Porterhouse Steaks - $29.99lb

Frozen Angus 24/28oz Tomahawk Ribeyes $34.99 Avg

Nueske Bacon/Cheddar Bratwurst 5 links per pound - $9.99

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

Fresh Heritage Kurobuta Berkshire Pork Chops - $12.99 per chop

Oysters Summer Love PEI $18.00 a dozen

Fresh Arctic Char - $18.99lb

Fresh Copper River Salmon -$19.99lb

Frozen Large Langostinos - $15.99lb

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

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

Frozen U-10 Scallops – $20.99lb

Tribeca Bakery Rosemary, Sourdough & Italian Table Bread $4.99

New Wines

Six Stones Pinot Noir, 2018 Oregon $14.99

B. Leighton Syrah, 2017 Washington $49.99

Cotes De Gascogne Olivier, 2020 France $11.99

New Beers

Urban Artifact Megafauna 4pk Cans $14.99

Bell's Oberon 12 pk Cans $16.99

Kegs - 1/6 Barrel

Flying Dog Truth Imperial IPA $114.99

Final Thought

While we’re not as fully staffed as we want to be, we now have a bit of breathing room. Maybe you’ve noticed but we are very happy to be welcoming back full time, Kim Haddix! For those of you who know Kim, you can easily recognize why we’re so excited. Additionally, we’re also excited to welcome to the staff Kelly Allen a great addition that will make things a bit less strenuous down here. Say “Hi” to both the next time you stop in…

Cheers from all of us here at The Wine Merchant

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