Weekly Newsletter: Week of April 1

04 April, 2013


New and Old Favorites

We all have favorites; whether it is a pair of perfectly worn-in jeans with holes in just the right places or that song that when it comes on the radio you crank it up and sing along at the top of your lungs, or the restaurant you go to on your birthday and always order the same entrée- everyone has a favorite something. The great thing about favorites is that they exist in flux; they are always changing. And despite what kindergartners think, you can have more than one favorite at a time! Plus, you can find a new favorite at any moment.
We, at the Wine Merchant, have lots of favorites- new and old, beer and wine, food and events. We try to stock all of your old favorites and make it our mission to find items to become your new favorites!
Calendar of Events
Wednesday, April 24- Administrative Professionals Day- make your lunch reservations NOW!
Saturday, April 27- Hancock County Historical Society’s ReWined- a tour of downtown highlighting the adaptive reuse of historical buildings. The tour kicks off here with a wine tasting from 4-5pm. Additional details and tickets are available at our checkout counter.
Saturday, April 27- Aaron Peterson will return for an acoustic set from 6-8pm.
New Beer Harpoon- Summer Rivertown- Hop Bomber Pale Ale R.J. Rocker- Fish Paralyzer & Son of a Peach Great Lakes- Rye of the Tiger Southern Tier- Live Pale Ale & Hop Sun Summer Wheat Stoudts- Amber 25 Anniversary Ale Lagunitas- Undercover Investigation Shut Down Ale Sierra Nevada- Bigfoot Ale Sam Adams- Double Agent IPL & Long Shot Home Brewers Contest sampler Magic Hat- Circus Boy Heavy Seas- The Big DIPA
New Wine Clos de Gilroy- Grenache- California- 2010- $18.99 Gibe- Lambrusco- Italy- 2011- $16.99 Revelry- Riesling- Washington- 2011- $14.99 We also received more Mollydooker Two Left Feet!
Tasting Info This week’s wine tasting will feature some new and old favorites. We will be sampling two wines featured in last week’s newsletter, Le Rime- 87 point Pinot Grigio and Condesa de Leganza. Our old favorites are a rich & fruity Merlot and a grassy Fume Blanc!
This week’s beer tasting will get you in the swing of spring with 3 new brews and a Founder’s favorite!
As always, for the complete list of selections, please click here.

Feature Item This week we are featuring Taza Chocolates. We have recently re-stocked the shelf and brought in a few different varieties to complement the favorite flavors. Taza chocolates are dark, stone-ground, organic Mexican chocolates that are great to enjoy on their own or melted down to make the best hot chocolate ever! Currently we have orange, pure cacao, salt & pepper, guajillo chili, cinnamon, coffee, vanilla, chipotle chili and salted almond. Each package comes with 2 rounds of chocolate for $4.50. These chocolates also pair wonderfully with wine, cheese and beer. Ask us for a recommendation!
Dan’s Pick This week Dan couldn’t chose just one bottle- so he chose his favorite wines for the price that he tasted with our sales representatives this week. The value price wine used to be on our house wine list. It is Chateau Des Tuquets, White Bordeaux (Sauvignon Blanc) for $9.99. The next wine up the price scale is Le Grand Bouqueteau, Chinon Rose- 100% Cabernet Franc at $15.99. Next is Mercurey, a red Burgundy from Albert Bichot (one of our favorite French negociants) at $23.99. Finally, we have the collaboration between Joel Gott and David Phinney called Shatter, a Grenache from France at $29.99. These are sure to become new favorites of both your palate and pocketbook!
Final Thoughts We know a favorite of lots of our customers is our patio! (It is a favorite of ours too…) May 3rd (regardless of the weather) we will all enjoy dining al fresco again! As promised, you were the first to know! Spread the word and see you then!

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