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Yep, it’s February!

Just what you want at this time of the year a good old-fashioned snowstorm.


Store Calendar


Feb 19 & 20 – Lenten Special – Barramundi with Spinach and Tomatoes & Roasted Garlic Couscous.

- Brunch Bags


Feb 26 & 27 – Lenten Special – Pasta with Rao’s Tomato Basil Sauce, Artichoke Salad and a loaf of Tribeca Pane’ di Casa

-Brunch Bags

Our hours,

Monday – Saturday 10am to 6pm!


WINE NEWS…

We may be lucky to get anything new in this week, we have a few new wines ordered but deliveries remain a mystery for now. .


Dan’s Wine Feature

The feature for this week is Skipstone Ranch “Preface” Proprietary Red Blend. The introduction is from the winery, “this Cabernet Sauvignon dominant Bordeaux blend incorporates all four red varieties on our estate: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc. 2018 was a cooler vintage than average throughout the entire growing season, which allowed for long hangtimes – a combination that yielded wines of full flavor ripeness, moderate alcohols and mouthfeel, and beautifully vibrant aromatics. Bright red fruits interwoven with fresh violets and a hint of cedar interwoven pop from the glass. Red cherry and raspberry form the core of this wine’s bursting blend of flavors. A touch lighter than the rest of the Skipstone wines, Preface has a medium body, yet displays the classic Skipstone vineyard characteristics: purity of fruit, density, and freshness”. I didn’t buy many of these but after tasting I found it hard to say no, sure at $76.99 it’s not going to be a daily drinker but if you want to cellar or indulge this wine will be a perfect fit.

Dan’s Pick

My pick this week will be Famiglia Castellani Pinot Grigio. Besides being one of the few new wines in this week it’s a perfect pairing for our Lenten special this week. Tasting notes describe this wine as “straw yellow with greenish reflections and a balanced bouquet with notes of apple, peach and white flowers making it harmonious on the palate. Fish and shellfish are classic pairing partners”. Making this just the ticket for dinner on Friday night and at $13.99 it’s a bargain.

Food News

For the next seven weeks we’ll be focusing on Lenten specials, be it seafood, pasta or both we’ll have something special down here for every Friday leading up to Easter… Speaking of Easter… What’s your preference Lamb or Ham, let us know your preferences and we’ll make sure we have it in!


Food Feature of the Week

So, being the first Friday of Lent we’re featuring Barramundi Filets along with a Spinach and Tomato container that you can wilt and serve this very versatile fish on, accompanied by a box of Roasted Garlic Couscous and of course a lemon and capers. I’d say you’re set for dinner. Dinner for two, $24.99 this meal is planned on the recipes that we here at the store have followed when cooking this fish at home, sure we’ll throw in the recipe and if you’d like we’ll pick out a great bottle of wine to accompany…

PROVISIONS…

Fresh Black Angus Prime Strip Steaks - $18.99lb

Fresh Certified Angus Beef hand cut Choice Ribeyes - $18.99lb

Dry Aged Prime Wagyu 32oz Bone in Ribeye - Market Price

Fresh Wagyu Burgers 2pk - $7.99

Frozen Butchers Preferred Center Cut 8oz Tenderloin Filets $12.99

Fresh Heritage Berkshire Pork Chops $12.99 per Chop

Glacier Bay Oysters $18.00 for a bakers dozen

Fresh Chilean Sea Bass Fillets $21.99lb

Fresh Salmon Bay of Fundy Nova Scotia fillets -$16.99lb

Alaskan King Crab Legs and Claws Frozen - $34.99lb

Frozen 13/15 count Raw Shrimp peeled deveined 2lbs - $27.99

Barramundi Asian Sea Bass Frozen 7-9oz cryovac fillet - $8.99 each

Saku Block Ahi Tuna AAA Sushi grade - $14.99 per block

U-10 Scallops frozen – $18.99lb

New Wine

Famiglia Castellani 2019 Pinot Grigio Pontedera, Italy $13.99

Aubrey Et Fils NV Brut Champagne Epernay, France $41.99

Skipstone “Preface” 2018 Proprietary Red Blend Napa, California $76.99


New Beer

Toppling Goliath Double Dry Hop Psuedo Sue 4pk 16oz cans $14.99

Masthead Best Case Scenerio 4pk 16oz cans $13.99

Heart State Mix Neopolitan Pack 4pk 16oz cans $13.99

Troegs Joyous IPA 6pk 12oz cans $10.99

New Holland The Poet 6pk 12oz cans $10.99

Duck Rabbit Barley Wine 6 pk 12oz btls 13.99 (?)

Fat Head’s Hop Juju 4pk $15.99

Three Floyds Brian Boru 6pk bottle $12.99

Urban Artifact Variety Pack 12pk $21.99

Kegs - 1/6 Barrel

Fat Heads Head Hunter IPA $126.99

North Coast Scrimshaw $109.99


Final Thought

I told you I didn’t like February, sure I like my granddaughters birthday, Valentines Day, Fat Tuesday but after that I’m over with it…O.K. toss in the 99th anniversary of my fathers birthday but that’s it! O.K. maybe I have a lot to celebrate but the weather…


Pease bring a mask when you come visit us at the store.


Cheers from all of us here at The Wine Merchant

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