Custom platterWe will be open on Saturday, July 4th, from 10 AM to 4 PM.  Yes, July 4th is already upon us and the 2020 holiday will be memorable, as virtually all organized firework shows and other major events are canceled due to Covid-19.   This is the year to gather with a few masked friends and enjoy the day.  To keep it simple, order a charcuterie board from Paris Madrid Grocery along with a favorite wine.  We can also make an upscale, custom charcuterie board to order, like this one we created for a customer a couple of weeks ago (pictured).  To get a curated assortment, just let us know your budget, the number of guests, your taste preferences and we’ll fix you up!    You may call in custom charcuterie orders to 206-682-0679 or order other items in advance on our website for curbside delivery by visiting  Click on the orange Order & Pick Up button on our homepage, and start selecting from the drop down menu.  You may also come inside the store to shop in person.  If shopping inside the store, please wear a mask as per the recent state mandate to minimize the spread of Covid-19.    If you don’t have a mask, we have some available at the check out counter, along with complimentary vinyl gloves and hand sanitizer.

Black Garbanzo TapenadeBean dips for July 4th.  If there are leftover dried beans around your house, make a dip with them!   Serve with crudities (slices of fresh carrot, red or green pepper, green beans, asparagus) for a healthy option, or use chips or crackers for a crunchy treat.   We had some cooked black garbanzos on hand, and by adding black olive tapenade, capers, and anchovy paste we had a high protein, healthy snack.  Or start with cooked white beans and puree them with a dash of our dry chimichurri rub, garlic, salt and pepper to taste and Spanish extra virgin olive oil, such as Ybarra.

Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose 2019Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé 2019 ($50.00) is in stock!  Summer has really arrived when this highly sought-after rosé arrives.  A.O.C. Bandol, located on France’s Mediterranean coast, is synonymous with the Mourvedre grape.  When Lucien Peyraud married Lulu Tempier, they were gifted Domaine Tempier along with a pre-phylloxera bottle of Bandol red as a wedding gift.  Tasting the historic wine inspired Lucien to explore the history of Bandol and the prominence of the Mourvedre grape.  Lucien worked tirelessly with other vignerons to establish Bandol as its own A.O.C. and to require 50% or more Mourvedre in its red wines.  The grapes used to make Tempier’s Bandol Rosé come from selected parcels where the vines are on average 20 years old. The yields are low, which explains the intense concentration and distinct expression of each varietal in this wine. The dominant presence of 55% Mourvèdre in the blend gives this wine its strong character, balance, and complexity. With 25% Grenache and 20% Cinsault, this wine offers up an intense fruit and floral nose. The palate is rounded and full with fruity aromas of peach and pomegranate, followed by delicate spice notes and a pleasant freshness created by acidic balance.  Fermented and aged 50% in stainless steel and 50% in concrete tanks for 7 months, it has a beautiful and satisfying mouthfeel.  This age-worthy rosé has been called the “greatest rosé in the world” by Robert Parker.

Lopez Heredia Vina Cubillo

Lopez Heredia Viña Cubillo Crianza 2011 Rioja ($26.99) This is a great bottle to serve with a July 4th paella. “It’s not easy to follow a 2010, but the 2011 Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja improves with time in the glass, showing much better than expected. 2011 was a warmer year than the 2010, and the wine is a little riper but has great balance and very good harmony. It’s a noteworthy red for the price asked.”  92 points Wine Advocate