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22 Days till Christmas

29 Days till the end of 2020!!!

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WINE NEWS…

In an extraordinary year we’re doing our best to keep your beer and wine favorites on the floor. Gone may be the years of stacking and stashing wine for the Holidays in every nook and cranny for the upcoming Holiday needs. Can we still get all your favorites, sure and if we don’t have your favorite in stock we’ll do our best to have it in time for your special event!

Dan’s Wine Feature

Bodegas Juan Gil‘s 2018 Blue Label from Spain is back in stock! Whereas we have tried to always have his products on stock it’s the Blue label that more are drawn to possibly because an intense aroma of ripe black fruit and toast with a smoky nose. Or simply because this very modern, yet nicely matured wine exhibits very ripe and almost creamy black fruits, spicy flavors and ends with notes of well integrated oak and ripe sweet tannins. This week we have an exceptional blend of Monastrell, Cabernet and Syrah from one of the wine worlds best producers now in the racks for $39.99. This vintage and these bottles won't last long make sure you get one soon.

Dan’s Pick

Cliff Lede’s 2018 Fel Pinot Noir from Anderson is my pick for this week. All 3 of my favorite Pinot’s are back in stock. Fel is a surprisingly intense wine that retains its elegance and delicacy. The aromatics are dominated by dark flavors of Earl Grey tea, cassis, black licorice, and ganache. Hints of Spanish Cedar and cloves add further spice, while black cherry, the signature fruit of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, provides the backbone. In the mouth, layers of spice and fruit continue with flavors of blood orange, pomegranate, persimmon, and more black cherry mingle with notes of black tea, dark chocolate, and anis. The bright acid and silky tannins give the wine a fresh vibrancy. This 90+ rated wine at $36.99 is quite the value. With Fel, Au Bon Climat and Walt back in stock I can be Pinot pleased and hope that everyone gets an opportunity to try all of them!

Food News

I know it’s 22 days away but if you’re looking for a “Prime” piece of Prime Rib, December 18th will be our cutoff for ordering. For prime standing rib roasts, we simply need to know the bone count or weight and we’ll take it from there. Beef Tenderloin, Salmon Filet, Lobster Tails, King Crab or some delicious large shrimp for Christmas we’ll get in whatever you’re looking for. Our last order day for these items will be Dec. 21 for a next day delivery on Tuesday Dec. 22. Make your Holiday food shopping just a little simpler this year, we can help take care of most you’re special requests for a well deserved Holiday meal.

Food Feature of the Week

Once again, Fish have prevailed, we just received Fresh Halibut that came in as the best piece we’ve ever seen. Fresh Ruby Red Trout Filet came in again and of course everyone’s favorite Fresh Salmon. Toss in a case of 5 to 6oz cold water frozen lobster tails, oysters and scallops and we pretty much have things covered.


PROVISIONS…

Beef Tenderloin Frozen 8oz Center Cut Filet $12.99

Whole Fresh Choice Beef Tenderloin - $15.99lb

Kurobota “Frenched” Tomahawk Pork Chops - $12.99 per chop

Fresh Black Angus Prime Strip Steaks - $18.99lb

Fresh Certified Angus Beef Ribeyes - $16.99lb

Fresh Prime Steak Burgers 4pk - $7.99

Glacier Bay Oysters (New Brunswick) $1.50 each/ $18.00 bakers dozen

Fresh Wild Caught Halibut - $18.99lb

Fresh Salmon Bay of Fundy filets -$16.99 lb

Cold Water 5 to 6oz Frozen Lobster Tails - $12.99

Shrimp Frozen 13/15 count 2lb bags - $27.99

Barramundi Asian Sea Bass Frozen 6-8oz cryovac filet - $8.99

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

U-10 Scallops frozen – $18.99 lb

TO-GO Charcuterie Box - $39.99 (please pre-order one day in advance)

New Wines

Cliff Lede 2018 Fel Pinot Noir Anderson Valley $36.99

Bodegas Juan Gil 2018 Blue Label Spain $39.99

Bodegas Juan Gil 2018 Clio Spain $58.99

Mark Ryan 2017 “The Vincent” Red Blend Columbia Valley $19.99

Patricia Raquin 2018 Bourgogne Burgundy, France $24.99


New Beers

Flying Dog Operation Breakfast Stout 6pk bottles $16.99

Abita Andygator Helles Dopplebock 6pk bottles $10.99

Epic Big Bad Baptist Stout 4pk cans $19.99 Troegs Troegnator 6pk cans $10.99

Urban Artifact Stabbur Stones 4pk cans $14.99

Three Floyds Chevalier 4pk bottles $17.99

Rothaus Pils Gift Crate $26.99


Kegs - 1/6 Barrel

Alesmith IPA $129.99

North Coast Scrimshaw $109.99

Maine Brewing Lunch $169.99


Final Thought

Not real sure anymore what December holds for all of us, all we can do is move forward and hope for the best. This week was the beginning of our shopping season and we brought in plenty! I’ve been working hard each week to purchase off a reasonably established budget, that didn’t happen this week. We’re doing our best to have available items for the holidays that you have become accustomed to, please shop early, place any special orders of items you may need and let us know anything we can do to help you through these uncertain days.


Please, please continue safe practices and please bring a mask when you come visit us at the store.


Cheers from all of us here at The Wine Merchant




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