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Winter Solstice, Winter Storm forecast 2022, Bah Humbug…

A Little reminder for all;

4 Days till Christmas

11 Days till the end of 2022!!!


Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday

10am to 6pm


Calendar

Dec 25 - Christmas Day (Closed)

Jan 14 - Saturday It’s Papa al Pomodoro all day long. Not interested in a rich tomato peasant soup? Fine, we’ll also be serving Mortadella sandwiches. It just seems like the thing to do on a cold Saturday in January. On top of that, if you’re interested in going to Italy any time soon, Gianni will also be in the back room from 1:00 to 4:00 answering questions and sharing information about 2023 trips.

Jan 21 - Saturday It’s back…Oyster-O-Rama That’s right, but this time we’re bringing in a few more maybe like 200 more! On he half shell, New Orleans style or Rockefeller. Have them your way Saturday all day!

Store News 🏬

We have today, tomorrow, Friday and Saturday to help you with those last minute gifts! There’s always something fun and special here for everyone, stop in for those last minute items!


Wine News🍷

Just a few new wines to share with you this week.

Dan’s Feature ⭐️

One of my favorites for Christmas dinner has always been a Chateauneuf du Pape, so that’s where I’m going this week. Jean XXII 2020 is my feature for this week, priced at a modest $39.99 this bottle can accompany anything on this years holiday table. Cuvée Jean XXII Chateauneuf du Pape “opens to inviting aromas of dark cherries and raspberries and are underlined by smoked meats, spices, wild herbs and florals all taking shape. On the palate this wine possesses a gorgeous elegant personality, with a silky, refined texture and layers of red and dark fruit which build to the long, velvety finish. A simply fantastic wine which is drinking beautifully now, yet shows the potential to age gracefully”. I’m going to age this wine for about another two days and open and enjoy it very much! These prices are very fair for such a great wine and believe me these wines will pair beautifully with any holiday meal.


Dan’s Pick 🥂

Yamhill is back! The distributors just stopped in today and had a couple spare cases of Yamhill Valley Vineyards Estate 2018 Pinot Noir and their 2021 Rose’. Both of these wines had a brief appearance here and they went over extremely well. Their Pinot Noir goes for $24.99 and is perfectly priced and wonderful for your holiday needs. The Rose’ of Pinot Noir at $19.99 is a great buy as well. Both of these wines over deliver and are great buys. “The Burger family, who founded in 1983 what’s now the oldest winery in Oregon’s McMinnville American Viticultural Area, and homegrown winemaker Ariel Eberle continue to release wines worthy of acclaim in the wake of being named 2019 Oregon Winery of the Year. Their flagship bottling is this estate Pinot Noir, a sweep of the 150-acre site that features Pommard, Wadensvil and a handful of Dijon clone fruit that spent eight months in a barrel program with a discreet impact of wood from 10% new French oak. That allows it to take on a Burgundian approach with its earthiness and incredible balance that swirls in a wealth of dark blue fruit, a scrape of vanilla bean and sense of forest floor. There’s richness through the midpalate that gathers up white pepper and Craisin for the pleasantly long finish.” Both of these products are exceptional and won’t last long so if they sound delicious stop in quick and pick up a few.


Food News

Emergency beef and fish orders are still being accepted! It’s time to begin thinking about the next Holiday…New Years Eve and New Years Day. We’ve got the makings for a celebratory night and a relaxing New Years Day. Let us know what you’re thinking and we’ll be happy to give you a hand.

Food Feature 🐟

I’m focusing on New Years Eve and New Years Day starting right now! Prime Porterhouse, Beef Tenderloin, Ribeye are all here and certainly in order for a New Years Eve Dinner, top any of these cuts off with some Snow Crab, Lobster Tails or Oishi Shrimp and you’ve got your Surf & Turf for New Years Eve. New Years day…well that’s a whole different meal, simplicity at it’d finest, Bratwurst, Pork Ribs already cooked, Pork Shanks already cooked are two excellent items for this meal or if you want to do a great long braise how about some White Marble Farms raw pork shanks that will cook up deliciously on this cold laid back first day of the year. Either way we’ve got you covered and look forward to sharing some of these wonderful provisions with you!

Market Items 🐄

*Fresh Wagyu Burgers 2pk - $8.99

*Fresh Double Cut Duroc Pork Chops - $12.99 per chop

Frozen Center Cut 8oz Beef Tenderloin Filets - $16.99

Frozen Mortons Choice 12oz Bone-In Beef Tenderloin Filets - $16.99

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

Rinaldi Italian Sausage 4 per pound - $6.99

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

*Fresh Pink Moon Oysters - $24 a dozen

*Fresh Faroe Island Salmon - $17.99/lb

*Fresh #1 Tuna Loin - $29.99/lb

Frozen Chilean Sea Bass 6oz - $16.99

Frozen Barramundi - $8.99

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

Buddy’s Detroit Style Pizzas Vegetable or Cheese - $17.99

Au Gratin potatoes 4-pack - $9.99

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

Frozen Lobster Tails - $9.99 each

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

Frozen U-10 Scallops - $29.99/lb

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

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

Fresh/Frozen Bacchini Pear & Cheese Fiocchi from Italy - $7.99 1/2 lb

Fresh/Frozen Drake’s Pasta Veal Ravioli - $12.99/lb (serving for 2)

Fresh/Frozen Drake’s Butternut Squash Ravioli - $12.99/lb (serving for 2)

Frozen Surgital Gnocchi from Italy- $15.99/2.2lbs

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

Tribeca Bakery (Asiago, Sourdough & Rosemary) Bread - $5.50


New Wines🍷

Yamhill Valley Pinot Noir 2018 Oregon $24.99

Yamhill Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir 2021 Oregon $19.99

Lion Tamer Red Blend 2018 California $49.99

Big Guy Red Blend 2019 California $16.99

Patz & Hall Pinot Noir 2018 California $41.99

New Beers🍺

Jackie O’s Lucky Trouble 4pk $12.99 (arriving tomorrow) Prairie Neopolitan Squeeze 4pk $18.99 (arriving tomorrow)

Southern Tier 2X Double IPA 6pk Cans $12.99

Lagunitas Willettized Coffee Stout 4pk Bottles $11.99

Founders Centennial IPA 4pk Cans $8.99


Kegs - 1/6 Barrel🛢

Warsteiner $141.99

Alesmith Speedway Stout $149.99

North Coast Scrimshaw $148.99

Fat Head’s Headhunter $134.99


Final Thoughts 💬

I have the same thoughts every holiday season that I’ve had for 15 years…So many of you will be sitting down to your holiday meals with food and beverages that you have purchased from us. Does it still make me nervous, you bet. We do our best down here to make any and every occasion a special event, the holidays are definitely a special event! We appreciate you entrusting us with your festivities and dinner table selections. We take this responsibility to heart and want you to know how much we appreciate you shopping with us. To all of you from all of us, have a very Merry Christmas and we hope to see you before the new year.

Cheers from all of us here at The Wine Merchant!


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