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With the middle of October, we’re facing some order deadlines, for…


It’s Bowman and Landes FRESH Turkey order time!

Looking for a fresh Ohio free-range gourmet turkey we will be taking orders through Friday, Oct 22. Bowman & Landes has maintained a reputation for value and flavor that sets them apart. Their free-range turkeys are raised in the open air and sunshine without antibiotics and are fed a vegetarian diet. They continuously strive to do what they do best – raising and offering healthy and delicious turkey products that brighten your table and delight your palate. Turkeys will be available for pick up on Tuesday, November 24, call and reserve yours today.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday

10am to 6pm!


Tuesday, November 2-- At 6pm we’ll be hosting our annual Alternative Wine Dinner


Thursday, November 18 – 2021 Beaujolais Nouveau Tasting and Dinner.


Saturday, December 4-- 6-8pm will be our Premier Champagne Tasting


Wine News

We’re running through quite a bit of wine down here and doing our best to keep the racks full. Fortunately most are still available and the racks are full. New wines are appearing and that keeps us excited. However…there will be shortages this season and while we’ll try to lay in early it may be tough. If you’re looking for special holiday wines, sooner rather than later is how we all should be shopping this season.

Dan’s Features

Daou 2018 “Soul of a Lion” Estate Cabernet is my feature for this week. While we’ve never been able to bring this in before we’re excited to offer these up to any Cabernet, Daou or Paso Robles fan. “Soul of a Lion is the crown jewel of DAOU, and an emblem of their quest to produce unsurpassed Cabernet Sauvignon from the terroir of DAOU Mountain”. Comprised of 75% Cabernet, 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot. Robert Parker describes this wine best, “The 2018 Soul Of A Lion is an incredible Cabernet Sauvignon, made exclusively from free-run juice, blended with 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot and aged 22 months in 100% new French oak. Opaque ruby-purple in color, the nose opens slowly, segueing from graphite and tobacco leaves, to violets and blue fruit preserves, to cinnamon, potpourri and dark spices. The palate is seamless and cashmere-like, with expansive, pure, mineral-laced fruits enlivened by a burst of freshness that highlights the perfectly ripe fruit character this vintage. The finish is very long, offering violet perfume and iron tones that linger in the mouth. This is a gorgeous wine that combines unique personality with expert craftsmanship. It drinks well now but has all it needs for a long life in the cellar. Rating : 97+”. With words like that how can you go wrong, “free run juice” that’s what I’m talking about a wine produced in that manner is well worth $149.99. Be it an early gift or a special dinner there are only three bottles available so don’t doddle…

Dan’s Pick

Pundit 2018 Syrah from the Columbia Valley is my pick for this week. It’s no secret that I love Syrah and as well the Columbia Valley, so when you put these two attributes together and toss in the fact that it was $22.99 and now is $19.99 it becomes the rarity with a price drop. This wine is described as “deep ruby in color with garnet highlights. Aromas of blackberry and currants mingle with dark earthy undertones along with bramble and tobacco. A decadent mouthfeel with flavors of cherry, blueberry, and dark chocolate is complimented by a long, juicy, complex finish. The Pundit expresses finesse and balance, uniting a traditional Rhône style with all the attitude of the great Columbia Valley wines”. This wine is a partnership between Chateau Ste. Michelle and famed French producer Michel Gassier accompany this the varietal, the region and the price we have a winner here.

Food News **Check out our new Market Items**

Last week I identified the best steak I had ever eaten, (trust me I’ve had a few). Our American Imperial Wagyu Ribeye set a new standard for me, I couldn’t wait to get back to the store and order more. In a 3 day period they had gone up over $9.00 a pound, making them almost unapproachable…

Food Feature of the Week

It’s the Turkey!!! I know it’s early but I can lock these prices in now and that’s a good thing. Fresh antibiotic free, free range Ohio turkeys from Bowman & Landes are what we carried last year and there’s no reason to change. This premium turkey can be purchased at any weight you desire for $5.49 a pound. Give us a call so we can reserve one of these fantastic birds for your holiday table. Cutoff for ordering is Friday Oct.22 with a guaranteed delivery to there store on Tuesday Nov. 23rd.

Market Items…

Fresh Whole Beef Tenderloins $19.99lb

Fresh Whole Beef Tenderloins (broken down) $23.99lb

Fresh 14oz Dry Aged American Imperial Wagyu Ribeyes $58.99

Fresh Piemontese Coulotte (Sirloin Cap Fillets) - $15.99lb

Fresh “Niman Ranch” Teres Major Steaks - $15.99lb

Fresh Wagyu Burgers 2pk - $8.99

Frozen Trimmed Choice Hanger Steaks - $13.99 each

Rinaldi Italian Sausages 4 links per pound - $6.99

Dearborn Smoked Brats 5 links per pound- $7.99

Frozen Kan Kan 2½lb avg Cheshire Chops $12.99lb

Fresh Heritage Kurobuta Berkshire Pork Chops - $12.99 per chop

Oysters Glacier Bay PEI - $18.00 a dozen

Fresh Loch Duart Scottish Salmon -$16.99lb

Fresh Yellowfin Tuna Loin $29.99lb

Frozen Large Langostines - $15.99lb

Frozen U-13/15 Raw Shrimp deveined (1lb package) - $17.99lb

Frozen U-10 Scallops – $24.99lb

Drakes “Parla” Lobster Ravioli- 32 count- $18.99

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

Drakes Eggplant Parmesan- $13.99

Tastee Choice Risotto Di Mare (from Italy!) $12.99

Tribeca Bakery Sourdough, Rustic Olive and Asiago Cheese Bread $5.50

New Wines

Pundit 2018 Syrah Columbia Valley WAS $22.99 NOW $19.99

Daou 2018 Soul of a Lion Cabernet Paso $149.99

Huia Botrytis Riesling 375ml Marlborough NZ $17.99


Toppling Goliath Flying Seahorse 4pk Cans $19.99

Bent Water Sluice Juice 4pk Cans $14.99

Fat Head’s Hop Marauder 6pk Cans $11.99

Fat Head’s Wet Hopped Head Hunter 4pk Cans $12.99

Left Hand Nitro Black Forest 4pk Cans $10.99

Revolution DDH Stratasphero 4pk Cans $13.99

Jackie O’s Infinite Variables 4pk Cans $11.99

Kegs - 1/6 Barrel

Maine Lunch IPA $173.99

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout $109.99

Final Thought

Will there supply line shortages in our products, you bet. It’s already effecting what we order, how we order and what we can afford to order. We’re all seeing prices rise on pretty much all food items and I fear this may be in the future for wine. Much of the wine that’s coming to us these days is coming in via New Jersey warehouses and the prices were set last year. New vintages along with higher wages being paid accompanied with an astronomical rise in shipping means one thing, prices will go up. I’m not an economist but I am a realist so if you’re looking to lay in some wine…nows the time.

Cheers from all of us here at The Wine Merchant

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