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Today July 21is Legal Drinking Age Day!😳

Seriously, I’m sorry, I thought that was every day??? Either way if you’re looking for an excuse to celebrate stop on by!

Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday

10am to 6pm!


Aug. 6th - Mojitos and Cubanos all day long, roast pork, ham, swiss cheese, mustard & pickles pressed on the grill ready and waiting to accompany a cold pint or any of our wines. You’ve all recognized the amount of mint we have growing down here, well it’s high time to properly use it and we can’t think of any better way than to, well…drink it. Hope to see you on the 6th.

Store News

Not a lot of new this week, always looking for bargains to pass on to you. We picked up a few items this week we think you’ll find as great buys and hope you stop in for some of them. We continue to get in the freshest fish in the market, this week it’s Halibut again as long as the price is right we’ll keep bringing it in. We’re definitely into the deep heat of summer so we’ll keep looking for more great values to keep you cool and keep you fed.

Wine News🍷

Last week Italy was a casualty here at the store, the rack was hit hard it’s been a long time since the cooler and the racks were empty. The crisis however was averted and Italy once again is overflowing with some of our favorites. That’s the model I love to follow, you decimate the racks or the cooler and I do my best to refill that space as soon as possible. Looking forward to sharing a few new bottles with you this week.

Dan’s Feature

So, a customer comes into the store and asks if we carry a bottle of Cabernet called 1882. I respond that I had never heard of that wine and do a quick search, sorry it’s not available in this market I tell the customer. My feature for this week is 1882😳🤷‍♂️. I had attributed this bottle to Caymus when in actuality it comes from Inglenook- Coppola wines. So if by chance that customer is reading this, I’m sorry and yes we have it in stock now. In 1882, only three years after purchasing the Inglenook property, Captain Niebaum produced his first vintage with a yield of 80,000 gallons. It was in this same year that the Captain and his general manager, Hamden W. McIntyre, built a test cellar dug directly into the hillside behind the Captain's residence in order to investigate optimal barrel aging conditions. Inglenook's debut vintage of its 1882 Cabernet Sauvignon in 2012 was made as a tribute to the Captain's foresight and innovative spirit that led him toward achieving his goal of creating Napa Valley wines on par with those of the Old World. Wine makers notes describe this Cabernet as having an “alluringly garnet red in color, 2017 Niebaum-Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon 1882 leads on the nose with very compact, polished aromas of ripe currant, cedar, and plum. On the palate, the wine is refreshing, with subtle hints of wild blackberry and forest floor. The finish is medium in length, fresh and supple”. Me, I’m going to follow the instincts of that customer that came in looking for it, sometimes that’s the best reason to bring something new in. Priced at $39.99 makes it a reasonably priced wine, lower than the average retail price and with the pedigree this wine offers there’s no doubt that it’s worth every penny.

Dan’s Pick

Here’s one that got away… I almost forgot this wine existed and when presented I jumped at it. Ruffino 2020 Orvieto Classico is my pick for this week and while priced at $10.99 there’s little excuse for you not to pick up a couple. Orvieto Classico is white wine made under the Orvieto DOC of Umbria, this wine is specifically made from vineyards within the DOC's traditional classico viticultural area, with Grechetto and Trebbiano being the principal grape varieties. Taste-wise this wine is very smooth while on the palate and you’ll find this wine to have light citrus notes with just a hint of pear on the finish. This is a very drinkable summer sipper and will go very nicely in an empty glass or with summer fare be it a salad, something from the sea or grilled chicken. Versatile and fun, why not try this new little Italian out and see for yourself.

Food News😋

There’s not a whole lot of new this week in the food world. For the moment prices seem steady and I’m still hoping for beef prices to decline a bit. Dry Aged Prime is still our favorite and we keep bringing it in every week. On the Demkota line we have top 3rd Choice as our cut to order steaks (either Strips or Ribeyes), top 3rd means that these were the top pick of the Choice Steers making them a bargain at $18.99lb. Copper River has all but gone away but Halibut appears to be declining in price making this my go to white fish as long as the price remains there.

Food Feature of the Week

Center Cut Filets are my feature this week, in the 11th hour of ordering provisions today I was given the opportunity to purchase Center Cut 8oz filets. We always have these cuts but these we have for you this week were twice as expensive but then the deal… i’m keeping the new ones at $16.99 even though they were originally $24.99 per cut. Hey if I get a bargain, you get a bargain. We only have 24 coming in so act fast and pick up a few of these special cuts while your here pick up a package of Vienna Style hot dogs for the kids, 8 pack $4.99. Couldn’t resist these bargains either.🤤

Market Items…

*Fresh Dry Aged Prime Ribeyes - $32.99 per steak

*Fresh Dry Aged Prime Strip Steaks - $39.99 per steak

*Fresh Hand Cut to order Demkota Strip Steaks - $18.99lb

*Fresh Hand Cut to order Demkota Ribeyes - $18.99lb

*Fresh Wagyu Burgers 2pk - $8.99

*Fresh Double Cut Pork Chops - $12.99 per chop

Frozen Center Cut 8oz Filets - $16.99

Frozen Pre-cooked frozen BBQ Ribs - approx. 3lb racks $29.99

Frozen 8 ounce Pork Ribeyes- $8.99

Frozen Bacon Wrapped 5oz Pork Filets- $5.99 per filet

Frozen Merguez Lamb and Beef Sausage 4 per package - $9.99

Frozen Rinaldi Italian Sausage 4 per pound - $6.99

Frozen Beef Brisket Sausages 5 per pound - $15.99

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

*Fresh East Beach Blonde Oysters Rhode Island - $24 a dozen

*Fresh Loch Duart Scottish Salmon - $17.99lb

*Fresh Halibut - $25.99lb just in this afternoon!

Frozen Bakkafrost Salmon Burgers Chipotle Lime 2pk - $10.99

Frozen Bakkafrost Salmon Burgers Spinach and Feta 2pk - $10.99

Buddy’s Detroit Style Pizzas Original Pepperoni or Cheese - $17.99

Au Gratin potatoes 4 pack- $9.99

Frozen Chilean Sea Bass 6oz- $16.99

Frozen Ahi Saku Block Tuna AAA Sushi Grade avg.14oz- $29.99

Frozen Lobster Tails $12.99 each

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

Frozen U-10 Scallops – $29.99lb

Frozen Fontinini Fully Cooked Meatballs 6-2oz balls for $8.99

Fresh/Frozen Bacchini Paparedelle from Italy - $9.99lb (serving for 2)

Fresh/Frozen Bacchini Strozzapreti from Italy - $9.99lb (serving for 2)

1932’s Arrabbiata Pasta Sauce- $7.99

1932’s Pomodorina with Fresh Basil Pasta Sauce - $7.99

1932’s Pomodorina with Barolo Pasta Sauce - $7.99

Fusco Mezzi Rigatoni Dried Pasta from Italy - $6.99

Maurizio Spaghetti Chitarra Dried Pasta from Italy - $5.99

Fusco Casarecce Dried Pasta from Italy - $5.99

Drakes Jumbo Ravioli with Veal 1lb - $12.99

Drakes Jumbo Butternut Squash Ravioli 1lb - $12.99

Tribeca Bakery Asiago, Sourdough and Rosemary Bread - $5.50

New Wines 🍷

1882 Inglenook-Coppola 2017 Cabernet $39.99

Duckhorn 2018 Canvasback Cabernet Red Mountain Washington $39.99

Shafer 2018 TD-9 Napa Valley $69.99

New Beers 🍺

Jackie O’s Speed Shop 6 pack cans $10.99

Flying Dog Double Dog 18 Triple IPA 4 pack bottles $21.99

Wiedmanns Wizard Works Watermellon Lager 6 pack cans $9.99

Flying Dog Chesapeake Tangerine Wheat 6 pack cans $11.99

Royal Jamaican Alcoholic Ginger Beer 6 pack bottles $12.99

Kegs - 1/6 Barrel

Masthead IPA $109.99

Scrimshaw $129.99

Fat Heads Bumble Berry $119.99

Wiedemann’s Pilsner $99.99

Final Thoughts

Looking forward to welcoming Becca Lockmiller to our staff, she’ll be starting this Saturday. Many of you already know her from down here but this time she’ll be on the other side of the counter. Her knowledge is vast and wide in matters relating to beer and wine and she’ll be happy to share that with you, come down on Saturday and welcome Becca to the Wine Merchant family!

Cheers from all of us here at The Wine Merchant!

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