Kopke 1987 tawny portStarting tomorrow, we have special holiday Sunday hours.   On Sunday, December 16 & Sunday, December 23 we will be open from 10 AM – 6 PM.
CHRISTMAS EVE (December 24), we will be open from 10 AM – 4 PM.  CHRISTMAS DAY (December 25), we are closed.
NEW YEARS EVE (December 31) open from 10 AM – 6 PM.   NEW YEARS DAY (January 1) we are closed.   Happy holidays!

jamon con panBone-in 100% Iberico de Bellota special, $989.00!    We ended up with an extra leg of bone-in Fermin brand Iberico de Bellota, and we’re offering it for a very special price.   With a net weight of 18.78 pounds, this will make an incredible centerpiece at any party, large family reunion or corporate event.   Any leftovers can be savored over the following few weeks.  This is a top of the line jamon, made from a 100% Iberico pig (some jamons are not 100% Iberico) that has eaten a diet of acorns.   (We’ve also got a Fermin brand bone-in Jamon Serrano in stock, as well as whole boneless Jamon Serrano, Iberico, and Iberico de Bellota Jamons for slicing).

cheese and meat platterAre you pondering what to serve friends and family at upcoming get-togethers?   Keep it simple and save your energy for enjoying the guests!   Pick up a selection of meats and cheeses with dried fruits, picos and olives.   Here’s a photo of a gorgeous platter we made for a customer this week.  Our standard platter is $5.90 per person for the meat and cheeses; dried fruits, nuts, olives and picos are additional.  Visit our website, parismadridgrocery.com for further details.   You can also order online for pickup later on our website.

la retortaJust arrived:  Torta del Casar cheeseVegetarian  A sumptuous washed-rind cheese made of raw sheep’s milk.  Produced with vegetable rennet, it is rich, buttery, nutty, herbaceous and sweet. Soft and spreadable, simply cut off the top and spoon the cheese onto bread or fruit slices.   We’ve also got a mini Torta del Casar style raw sheep’s cheese (4.9 oz) which is made with a vegetable rennet.  Equally delicious, just petite!  From Finca Pascualete, La Retorta serves 2-4 people.

A pallet of products arrived yesterday.  We are fully stocked with turron, cheeses, cooking chorizos, 5J (Cinco Jotas) sliced and packaged Iberico de Bellota Spanish, Portuguese and French tinned fish, salt cod, boquerones (white anchovies), holiday cookies and hot chocolate.   

We have Fermin uncured Iberico de Bellota frozen meats in stock. Choose from Tenderloin, Cheeks, Secreto or Presa.   These are simple to serve and a true experience to eat.   Thaw, season with simply salt and pepper and grill to medium rare.   Slice and serve on crostini as an appetizer, or have as a main course.

CassouletWe’ve got cassoulet ingredients – meats, beans, duck confit, and duck fat for your special holiday meal.   We’ve got snails in a tin, and frozen snails in garlic butter sauce.   Make a delicious hors d’ouevre, or use them in Paella Valenciana.

Chabert-et-Guillot-NougatOn the French sweet side, we’ve got French nougat, Marron Glacés, Crepes Dentelles cookies, Macarons made in France (in our freezer case), Palmiers, Filet Bleu butter shortbread cookies, Traou Mad butter Palets and salted caramel Galettes, Oui ladyfingers, as well as assorted kinds of honey and jams.

We are expecting a shipment of Ybarra and Ferrer products early next week.  We’re getting more lemon stuffed, piquillo-stuffed and anchovy-stuffed olives, Ferrer brand Pocha beans, Salsa Brava sauce, and more.  If you are looking for any of these products and would like to receive an e-mail when the products arrive, just reply to this post with your e-mail address and we will notify you.


Moulin Touchais Chenin BlNC 2005Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon Chenin Blanc 2005 ($65.00) Moulin Touchais is one of the Loire Valley’s most legendary estates. A producer of sweet Chenin Blanc, although not sweet in the traditional sense, these are some of the most age-worthy wines on the planet. In fact, Moulin Touchais gives a CENTURY LONG GUARANTEE ON THE LONGEVITY OF THEIR WINES. Only produced in great vintages, the wines are not released until at least 10 years after harvest.  As the wine ages, the residual sugar melds with the acidity and fruit, leaving the impression they are much less sweet than they actually are. They are wines of great versatility, perfect harmony and among the great hidden gems of the wine world. “Ripe and unctuous in feel, featuring creamed peach, mango and guava notes gliding throughout. Stays bright and defined thanks to well-inlaid chamomile and salted butter accents. There’s a flattering feel through the finish, with a light marzipan hint starting to creep in. This is just beginning to open up and should cruise breton beaumont Chinonfor quite some time. Drink now through 2040.”  94 points Wine Spectator

Catherine & Pierre Breton Beaumont Chinon 2005 ($90.00) The Bretons, renowned for creating terroir-driven wines with integrity, have become icons in the natural wine movement.  Their Beaumont cuvée is made with certified organic and biodynamic 40-year-old Cabernet Franc grapes. Vinified and aged in vats and barriques for one year, it is unfined and unfiltered.  This is a serious wine, one that invites contemplation.  Nuanced and layered, the fruit is bright and mineral-laden.  It shows some grip on the finish, making it an incredibly versatile food wine.   “Ripe and structured, with a solid core of black currant and black cherry fruit wound with grilled thyme, sage, black olive and mineral notes. Has a long, solid finish.”  91 points Wine Spectator

bouchard -greves-vignes-de-l-enfant-jesusBouchard Grèves Vigne de L’Enfant Jésus 1er Bourgogne Rouge 2011 ($90.00)   This exceptional vineyard originally belonged to Carmelite nuns and when the founding sister correctly predicted the birth of Louis XIV, the vineyard took on the name “Vigne de L’Enfant Jésus”.  When all national property was sold in 1791, Domaine Bouchard purchased 3.9 hectares, which they own today.   “This rich version is tinged with smoke and spicy oak notes, set against a core of cherry fruit. Firms up on the finish, where hints of licorice and spice linger. This remains fresh and balanced, gaining suppleness with air. Drink now through 2020.”   92 points Wine Spectator

clape renaissanceAuguste Clape Renaissance, Rhone 2014 (80.00) Critics and connoisseurs alike agree that Auguste Clape is one of the greatest pioneers of the Northern Rhône, and his Syrahs from the cru of Cornas are among the most celebrated wines of France.  Yields from the stony terraces are infinitesimal and we are happy to have a bottle in the shop as only 115 cases were imported into the US.   “… a smoking good Cornas to drink over the next 7-8 years.  Classic Clape in every way, with its meaty, bloody, iron, crushed rock and violet-tinged fruit, it’s medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated and supple, with beautiful fruit. There’s plenty of fine tannin here, but it also has a solid density of fruit and a beautiful texture. It’s already hard to resist.”   91 points Wine Advocate, 92 points Wine Spectator

Thanks for reading, and we look forward to seeing you this holiday season!