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Whoever came up with April showers brings…yard work, was certainly right after this week’s weather!

When I look out my window at the store and see the mint coming in, that really means Spring!

(and, of course, all of our failed attempts to kill the mint…)

Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday

10am to 6pm!


April 15 - Good Friday Pizzas all day until 6pm both vegetarian and of course non vegetarian…Pizza and a salad for two $25!

May 6 - Art Walk we’ll be open till 8pm to share this evening with you stop in for DORA drinks and if you’re hungry we’ll put a pizza on for you.

May 7 - It’s Patio & Porchetta Saturday! A succulent pork belly wrapped around the loin and stuffed with sausage and Italian seasoning… we’re going to roast it, cheese it and dress it with truffle mayo and rappini then serve it on a toasted naan. Or, if you’d like, we’ll do it as a porchetta pizza. This all-day love affair with the pig will be from 12 noon to 6pm! Also on the cold drink front, we’ll be serving Limoncello Spritzes! Cooperative weather or not, this will be the first Saturday for the 2022 Patio season…

Store News

What can we do for you? As per many businesses today, we’re running a tighter inventory on many items. Be it food or wine, that which is available is readily accessible, but I don’t always feel like it has to be stocked as deep as it once was. However, what I feel we’re pretty darn good at, is getting what you need, when you need it. Specialty cuts of meat and seafood and a case or two of wine, it’s always available to us and to you in a few days. We’ve learned to adapt and work closely with you on making sure we can get the best of whatever you want. Just let us know what we can do for you.

Wine News

Have quite a few new wines to share with you this week!

Dan’s Feature

Sure, I’ll buy almost anything from Chuck Wagner and family and this new release is no exception. You know the Wagner family of Caymus, well this famous Napa Valley winemaking family continues to forge ahead and always has something new and delicious to offer. This is their sequel to the Schooner Voyager wines and is called Red Schooner Transit 1. The fruit is sourced from the prestigious Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale regions of Southern Australia where the fruit is packed cold and kept cold for the journey to Caymus in Napa where all the magic happens. This Shiraz dominant blend, that also features a bit of Cabernet Sauvignon, is a BIG RED with notes of ripe red fruits, bramble and spice permeating from the bottle. It is certainly a winner for any Caymus fan and at $49.99 is worth every penny.

Dan’s Pick

Broc Cellars Love Rose’ is my pick for this week. How many wines are there that are still foot stomped? The fruit is left on their skins for 12 hours, then it was pressed into stainless steel tanks where all three varieties are fermented together for just over 14 days. The result is a 100% finished wine. This means it was fermented until it went dry using only native yeasts and went through spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Each variety brings a unique quality to the wine. Comprised of 97% Valdiguié, 2% Zinfandel & 1% Trousseau this a very unique wine. Valdiguié is a grape formerly known as Napa Gamay and is rarely seen anymore. So… just how many times will you have the opportunity to purchase a 97% foot trodden Valdiquie? Yeah, think about that… It’s just $19.99 for this Berkeley produced cult Rose’. While we didn’t get many, we’ve got one down here waiting for you.

Food News

We have the trifecta of fresh fish here for you today: Salmon, Mahi-Mahi and Yellowfin Tuna. It’s not just fresh fish, it’s what I like to call Super Fresh. What exactly does that mean? Our Salmon is always as such, flown in from Scotland to Detroit on Wednesday and we receive it on Thursday. Our Yellowfin Tuna and Mahi-Mahi were ordered on Monday and flown into Detroit on Wednesday for our Thursday delivery. None of these fish have ever been frozen, stashed in a warehouse for days or laid out in a display case exposed to anything else in the case or a constant flow of air circulating in the cooler. We are fortunate to have access to such a great supply. If you’re ordering fish in an upscale restaurant in Northwest Ohio, all of Michigan and as far West as Chicago most likely it came from our purveyor. While we probably won’t always have three fish like we do this week we’ll always have some in for you.

Food Feature

Coulotte, or Picanha as Brazilians would call it, is my feature for this week. Sirloin Cap is amazingly tender and is the beef of choice for Brazilian Steak Houses. You don’t have to serve this on a sword, but if you’d like to, by all means do it! Either cooked whole on the grill with the fat cap on or sliced into big thick steaks with the cap removed, this versatile piece of beef is a crowd pleaser in either country. If you have a hot grill, all you need is a piece of this and everyone will be happy… lean, flavorful and tender, what’s not to like?!?

Market Items

*Fresh CAB hand cut Prime Ribeyes $22.99lb

*Fresh Dry Aged 12oz Prime Ribeyes - $35.99

*Fresh CAB Choice Culotte $13.99lb

*Fresh Wagyu Burgers 2pk- $8.99

*Fresh CAB Steak Burgers 4pk - $11.99

*Fresh Double Cut Chops $12.99 per chop

Frozen 8 ounce Beef Tenderloin filets $16.99

Frozen 8 ounce Pork Ribeyes $8.99

Frozen Bacon Wrapped 5oz Pork Filets $5.99 per filet

Rinaldi Italian Sausage 4 links per pound- $6.99

*Fresh Oysters “Glacier Bay” PEI - $24 a dozen

*Fresh Loch Duart Scottish Salmon in today! -$16.99lb

*Fresh Wild Caught Swordfish $21.99lb

*Fresh Black Grouper $22.99lb

Frozen Bakkafrost Salmon Burgers Chipotle Lime 2pk - $10.99

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

Buddy’s Detroit Style 8 Pizzas Original Pepperoni or Cheese - $17.99

Au Gratin potatoes 4 pack $9.99

Truffle Au Gratin potatoes 2 pack $7.99

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 - $9.99 (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

Mezzetta Parmigiano Reggiano Marinara Sauce- $7.99

Cacio e Pepe Crema 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

Drakes “Parla” Spinach Florentine Ravioli- 16 count- $11.99

Drakes Eggplant Parmesan- $13.99

Tribeca Bakery Sourdough and Rosemary Bread $5.50

New Wines

Caymus Red Schooner Transit No.1 Shiraz Napa $49.99

Twenty Rows 2020 Reserve Cabernet Napa $24.99

Broc Cellars 2021 Love Rose’ Berkeley, Ca $19.99

La Solitude 2020 Cotes du Rhone Blanc $15.99

Zuccardi Q 2019 Uco Valley Red Blend Argentina $15.99

Husch Family Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Mendocino $27.99

Husch Family Vineyards 2019 Pinot Noir Mendocino $27.99

Trefethen Family Estate Dry Riesling was $29.99 NOW $12.99

New Beers

3 Floyds Pillar of Beasts 4 pack bottles $21.99

Masthead Brewing Jalapeño IPA 4 pack 16oz cans $10.99

Columbus Brewing Summer Teeth 6 pack cans $10.99

Ithaca Apricot Wheat 6 pack bottles $10.99 Troegs Field of Study IPA 6 pack cans $11.99

Praga Premium Pils 6 pack bottles $ 11.99

Schofferhofer Variety Pack $18.99

Urban Artifact Keypunch 6 pack cans $11.99

Kegs - 1/6 Barrel

Half Acre Tome Hazy IPA $134.99

Fat Heads Head Hunter IP $134.99

North Coast Scrimshaw $119.99 Bells Oberon $136.99 Fat Snob $172.99

Final Thoughts

The weather’s not great but hey it’s going to be nice enough… The Patio will be in place by May 7th, rain or snow, we don’t care it’s going up! There’s never a perfect time to take it down or put it up. I’m just used to when we take it down beautiful weather the week after and when we put it up cold and rainy. Either way, we can’t win so ready or not here it comes…

Cheers from all of us here at The Wine Merchant!

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