Txakolina rosado with crabMost everyone, including yours truly, is anxious for spring-like weather.  I’m ready to have friends over to enjoy rosé wine, shellfish or paella on the deck!  And whenever the moment strikes you, Paris Madrid Grocery is ready to supply wines, cheeses, cured meats and all other accoutrements to make a delicious meal or picnic.   

Cambados ScallopsMany favorite products are now back in stock:
Ramon Peña Sardines with Padrón Peppers
Ramon Peña Mussels in Pickled Sauce
Conservas de Cambados Small Scallops, Squid Ink in Jar
Espinaler Ali i Oli Sauce
Jose Gourmet Spiced Tuna Paté
Bonne Maman Lemon Tartlets
Delouis French mayonnaise
Ramon Pena Sardinillas with Padron PeppersFavols Tradition Jams, Cassis or Corsican Orange
French butter cookies and Gavottes
Prince chocolates
Orangina Soda
Stoptu Licorice
Pommery red wine vinegar

Tortilla Espanola, Piquillo PeppersNew products that arrived this week:
Espinaler D.O. Losada Whole Piquillo Peppers
Palacios brand Tortilla Española, made in Spain
French Blond Chocolate Bars (Carmelized White chocolate)

marques-de-murrieta-castillo-ygay-gran-reserva-We were able to grab the last three bottles of Wine Spectator’s #1 Wine of 2020 – Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja 2010 ($253.00). 
A fabulous, expressive Rioja from an excellent vintage.  Gift a bottle to a Rioja lover and send them over the moon.  “Maturing well, this round red is a lovely example of the traditional style. Orange peel, dried cherry, forest floor, vanilla and black tea flavors mingle harmoniously over round tannins and citrusy acidity. Generous but gentle, lively, balanced and harmonious. Tempranillo and Mazuelo.”  96 points Wine Spectator, 97 points Decanter

Muga BlancoBodegas Muga Blanco Rioja 2020 ($19.99) With a gorgeous and intense nose that offers floral aromas, notes of citrus fruit and apple peel. Complex and seductive. The entry on the palate is very supple with a sensation of ripeness. Minerality and freshness comes though developing into a lively, crisp finish that also makes the wine a good partner for food. The sensation of body and acidity in the mouth makes it ideal for grilled fish, shellfish and smoked salmon.

Diochon Moulin-a-VentDomaine Diochon Moulin-A-Vent Cuvee Vielles Vignes 2020, Beaujolais, ($25.99) One of the top Cru Beajolais wines produced, it is exceptional every year.  “The 2020 Moulin-à-Vent Vieilles Vignes has turned out brilliantly, bursting with aromas of cherries, cassis, sweet spices, rose petals and orange rind. Medium to full-bodied, rich and concentrated, it’s gourmand but remarkably elegant, with powdery tannin, lively acids and a seamless, charming profile. As readers will remember, this ultra-traditional cuvée is mostly whole cluster and sees a classic two-week maceration with submerged cap before maturation in foudre.”  94 points Wine Advocate

Luigi Bosca Sangre MalbecBodega Luigi Bosca, De Sangre Malbec 2019 Mendoza ($28.99) “Cherry aromas with hints of currants. Medium-bodied with juicy fruit, medium round tannins and a flavorful finish. Beefy black fruit aromas, with hints of chocolate, red berries and violets. A well-structured palate, with considerable complexity: plenty of spicy black fruit, savoury notes, dried herbs. A fresh lipsmacking finish.”  92 points James Suckling