What do you do the first week of August?
Well that’s simple - you order 300 oysters, roast a 12lb pork loin, and host 2 days of fun food specials!
Hours of Operation
Monday – Saturday
10am to 6pm
Aug. 5 - It’s NATIONAL OYSTER DAY! Oysters all day, $20 a dozen, Rockefeller or on the half shell (dine in only).
Aug. 6 - Mojitos and cubanos all day long: roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, mustard & pickles pressed on the grill, ready and waiting to accompany special beer and wine pairings or a delicious mojito. 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 🏬
Apparently beer distributors are calling the seasons now. With both Oktoberfest and pumpkin beers coming in, it’s beginning to feel a little like fall down here. I don’t like rushing the seasons; they come fast enough. However, if I don’t bring these items in now, we won’t have them later when we really want them.
More beer than wine this week since we’re beginning to see supply issues again. I’m not sure if it’s a shipping issue or more of a tightening the belts issue. For whatever reason, there have been more than a few items that have come up OOS (out of stock). When that happens, we simply begin a search for comparable bottles and hope that we can get them in. Summer whites, as I like to call them, are hit hard, as well as some of our favorite French whites. We’ve luckily been able to find replacements thus far, but just a note: if you’re searching for your favorite, check with us to see if we have it; if not, we can try and order it.
Dan’s Feature ⭐️ (Arrives Friday)
Chateau Fleur Cardinale 2016 Saint Emilion Grand Cru Bordeaux is my feature for this week. Probably six months or more ago, a trusted customer asked if it was possible to order this wine. Luckily, I was able to get it and began selling it as a wine that was described to me as a fantastic Bordeaux (I had never tried it). Having sold this for six months or so, it fell off the radar until a few weeks ago when much to my surprise, I found one in my cellar and promptly drank it! Thus begins a new love story… A composition of 74% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon makes this a classic Right Bank Bordeaux. The winemaker describes the vintage as having “a deep, dense-coloured hue, while on the nose there are powerful ripe fruit aromas mingling with floral notes. Feminine in style, the wines have a seductive, rich mouth-feel, underpinned by elegant, silky tannins. The finish is long and harmonious, promising a very long aging potential in the bottle” (this vintage will drink through 2040). I can honestly say that I agree wholeheartedly. This is a beautiful 90+ Grand Cru priced at $84.99 that can be opened now or held for that special moment down the road. Personally, I’m getting some more and drinking it now! (Fun fact - the Fleur Cardinale website has a playlist to accompany each bottle! The 2016 pairs well with Creedence Clearwater Revival and Ray Charles 🎶)
Dan’s Pick 🥂
Duque De Sevilla 2019 white blend from Spain is my pick for this week. Comprised of 85% Viura and 15% Chardonnay, this is a crisp, bright, and acidic white wine that pretty much pairs with everything. Priced at a whopping $9.99, it’s worth a try as a porch or patio sipper or a wine that you can enjoy with our oysters this Friday. If you’re not a Chardonnay fan, don’t worry — the Chard in this blend simply rounds out the Viura, making it quite delicious. Sometimes that’s exactly what you want: a price-friendly bottle that you don’t feel guilty opening (and in some cases consuming) all by yourself… not saying that ever happens, but just in case. Stop in, get a few, and see what a bargain this bright white is.
Food News 😋
300+ oysters is the food news for this week. Three different oysters, all from the deep, cold waters of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. This week’s oysters for National Oyster Day tomorrow are our old favorite Glacier Bay, followed by Bella’s Summer Love and then Mer Bleue. Friday is guaranteed to be a tasty day. Try a true tasting with 4 of each or just maybe a group at your table ordering a dozen of each… half shell or Rockefeller, all for the special price of $20.00 a dozen (dine in only). Calling all oyster lovers, Friday is your day.
Food Features of the Week
We’ve got some seriously great treats to share with you this week. Just in today are Dry Aged Prime Bone In Hand Cut Ribeye, Prime Frozen Whole Beef Tenderloins, and Fresh Swordfish! I’ve never gotten in either cuts of beef such as these, but sensing a great price, I couldn’t turn them down.
*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 - $18.99/lb
*Fresh Prime Creekstone Farms Hand Cut Ribeyes - $22.99/lb
*Fresh Dry Aged Prime Creekstone Farms Hand Cut Ribeyes - $31.99/lb
*Fresh Wagyu Burgers 2pk - $8.99
*Fresh Double Cut Pork Chops - $12.99 per chop
Frozen Prime Whole Beef Tenderloins - $23.99/lb
Frozen Center Cut 8oz Filets - $16.99
Frozen Pre-cooked frozen BBQ Ribs - approx. 3lb racks $29.99
Frozen 8oz 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 Glacier Bay, Mer Bleue, and Bella's Summer Love Oysters Massachusetts - $24 a dozen
*Fresh Loch Duart Scottish Salmon - $17.99/lb
*Fresh Swordfish (Just in Today!) - $21.99/lb
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) - $19.99/lb
Frozen U-10 Scallops - $29.99/lb
Frozen Fontinini Fully Cooked Meatballs - 6 2oz balls for $8.99
Fresh/Frozen Bacchini Paparedelle from Italy - $9.99/lb (serving for 2)
Fresh/Frozen Bacchini Strozzapreti from Italy - $9.99/lb (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 🍷
Benegas Estate 2017 Single Vineyard Red Blend Argentina $24.99
Duque De Sevilla 2019 Viura/Chardonnay Spain $9.99
Toasted Barrel 2020 Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Paso Robles $21.99
Col Solare 2017 Cabernet Washington $49.99
New Beers 🍺
Columbus Brewing Festbier 6 Pack Cans $10.99
Southern Tier Pumking Imperial Pumpkin 4 Pack Bottles $12.99
Southern Tier Warlock Imperial Pumpkin Stout 4 Pack Bottles $12.99
Dogfish Head Punkin Ale 6 Pack Bottles $13.99
Great Lakes Oktoberfest 6 Pack Bottles $10.99
Paulaner Oktoberfest 6 Pack Bottles $9.99
Bearded Iris Homestyle 4pk Cans $12.99
Bearded Iris Attention Please 4pk Cans $14.99
Bearded Iris Tunnel Vision 4pk Cans $14.99
Three Floyds Munsterfest 6pk Bottle $12.99
Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale 4pk Bottle $15.99
Schlafly Proper Cider Apple Pie 4 Pack Cans $8.99
Kegs - 1/6 Barrel
Fat Head's Bumble Berry - $119.99
Schlafly Just a Bit Hazy IPA - $109.99
Schlafly Oktoberfest - $109.99
Apparently it’s going to be a busy weekend downtown. National Oyster Day on Friday, Car Tunes on Saturday along with cubano sandwiches and mojitos all day long. We hope to see you for both occasions! Come on down and try some of our great oysters and stop in for lunch on Saturday.
Cheers from all of us here at The Wine Merchant!