Padrón Season, Great Cheeses

It’s August and Padrón pepper season is peaking. This is great news, as the price has now dropped significantly!  We carry peppers which are grown locally, in West Seattle, about 5 miles from the shop.  Our cool nights preserve the mild pepper flavor so that...

Sizzling French weekend

It’s a full-on French weekend coming up!  Grab your beret and celebrate Bastille Day tomorrow (Saturday July 14) with a traditional communal meal.   Since the weather will be scorching, we suggest a French picnic near a lake or Elliott Bay.  On Sunday (July 15),...

Muga Rosado, Commando G, Book Sale

Eric Asimov’s report “Reviving Ancient Spanish Vineyards”  (New York Times 5/30/18) spotlights one of Spain’s most intriguing wine regions.   The stunning Sierra de Gredos mountain range near Madrid is a vast granite mass rising to 2592 meters...