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This is the Fall we’ve been waiting for!!

Thanks to everyone who came down last Saturday, we certainly enjoyed having you!

Calendar of Events

October 17th – Thirsty Thursday! 1/2 off Draft Beer and Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup!

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

Broc Cellars Love White 2017 California $19.99

Fantini Sangiovese 2018 Italy $9.99

Araldica Barbera d’Asti 2016 Italy $11.99

Roederer Estate Brut NV California $29.99

Roederer Brut Premier NV France $59.99

Blind Taste Pinot Noir 2013 California $10.99

Chateau d’Aussieres Red Blend 2015 France $13.99

Upshot White Blend 2018 California $19.99

Iron & Sand Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 California $24.99

Terrebrune Bandol Rose 2017 France WAS $36.99 NOW $19.99

Champagne Geoffroy NV France $73.99

Champagne Lallement Brut NV France $52.99

Champagne Mousse et Fils Les Fortes Terres Special Club 2014 France $108.99

Champagne Gimonnet Special Club 2012 France $111.99

New Beers

Great Lakes Ohio City Oatmeal Stout 6pk Bottle $9.99

Rhinegeist Calfe Coffee Milk Stout 6pk Can $9.99

Champion Brewing Shower Beer Pils 6pk Can $9.99

Champion Brewing Water Boys IPA 6pk Can $9.99

Duck Rabbit Hoppy Rabbit American Black Ale 6pk Bottle $9.99

Urban Artifact Operation Plowshare 4pk Can $11.99

Half Acre Daisy Cutter 4pk Can $9.99

Half Acre Burl DIPA 4pk Can $14.99

Half Acre Bodem 4pk Can $9.99

Beer Tasting

All new beers this Saturday! Greenbush Brewing Company of Sawyer, Michigan will be this week’s lineup. Our first will be Oro De Tontos Lager. Number two will be Sunspot Hefeweizen described as “Delightfully Blinding” be careful… At number three we have Star Chicken Shotgun IPA and to finish the tasting off we’ll try Anger Black IPA. Come on down and try some of these new to Ohio beers this Saturday. Hope to see you then!

Feature Item

Domaine de Terrebrune Bandol Rose is my feature for this week, I know, I know it’s fall but when we were presented with this 2017 wine this week at a big discount so we brought some in. Why, you may ask, well because first and foremost, it’s Bandol and secondly it was just that good and when you can buy a bottle of Bandol for $19.99, which, by the way is down from $34.99, you do. Here’s what others had to say about this 93 point rated wine, “Terrebrune means “brown earth” in French, a reference to the color of the soil that overlays the blue-limestone bedrock at Reynald Delille’s estate in Ollioules. Mourvèdre thrives here, taking on the chewy density that defines Bandol reds—a quality that also informs this rosé. Close your eyes and you may, in fact, mistake it for a darker wine, with its musky, floral fruit scents and meaty cherry flavors; meanwhile, notes of forest floor and sea spray place the wine squarely on the Mediterranean coast. It’s ready for sliced steak, or a long spell in the cellar”. Bandol Rose is a favorite to all who appreciate Rose, known for it’s complex rich notes and the fact that it can be cellared. If you like Rose this bottle is a must.

Dan’s Pick

My pick this week is Blind Taste Pinot Noir from the Central Coast of California. I normally am not interested in purchasing $10.99 bottles of Pinot but when I looked at the back of the label and saw who produced it, I had to go in and go in kinda big. There’s precious little press on this wine except for what you can glean from the back label, “Made and bottled by Austin Hope of Paso Robles, California”. That was enough for me. Is it the biggest best Pinot I’ve tasted? No, is it a bottle for any day of the week? Yes. It’s surprisingly very, very good and will satisfy a Pinot Noir drinker quite well. This is a bottle to sit and drink and sometimes, that’s exactly what we’re looking for.

Friday Special

“Da” Balls are back, not in a great quantity so if you’re a fan of our meatballs make sure and get down here! This week we’ll have them with a traditional red sauce and covered in cheese served with crostini. Our Fall weather special is sure to please.

Final Thought

Hopefully we’re looking forward to a long Fall season, we’ve been searching for some great fall bargains and are starting to bring them in. With harvest in for the 2019 season wineries need to make room for this years vintage and distributors need to sell inventory so that they can accept the new releases. Usually this means bargains and nobody likes a bargain like we do, so keep an eye on our new wines and we’ll see what we can get…

Cheers from all of us at the Wine Merchant!

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