We’ve got two in-store wine events in the next 8 days – don’t miss them!  

vizcarra ribera del dueroPAELLA AND WINE TASTING, this Saturday, November 12. Chris Austin of Olé & Obrigado will make paella in front of Paris-Madrid Grocery at 12:15 p.m. From 1:00-3:00 p.m., he will pour tastes of Spanish and Portuguese wines along with bites of his paella. Come at 12:15 if you’d like to watch Chris prepare the paella.  The wine tasting includes Naveran Brut Spanish cava, Macanita Branco white from Portugal, La Antigua Clasico Reserva Rioja, and one of my favorites, Vizcarra Senda del Oro Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero. These are excellent wines to pair with food, as you will discover.  Paella + Wine on a Saturday, it will be a great afternoon!

El Coto Rioja TintosOn Friday afternoon November 18 from 4:00-5:30 p.m., Craig Richmond from Opici Imports will be pouring samples of Spanish white and red Riojas from Bodegas El Coto.  These are delicious wines, great values, and pair wonderfully with tapas, charcuterie, and a wide selection of foods.
These tastings are great opportunities to choose wines for the holiday season!

Dark Chocolates filled with pear brandyThese French specialties are now in stock-
Advent calendars of chocolates filled with French liqueurs
Pear-shaped Chocolates filled with Pear Brandy
Nougat Almond-honey bars

Marron Glacé
Chestnut spreads, jam, and whole roasted chestnuts

Spanish holiday cookies and turróns are due to arrive in the store on Friday, November 11.

It’s less than 2 weeks until Thanksgiving, and we are taking orders for two brands of fresh, hormone-free, premium turkeys.  Don’t wait as the most popular sizes sell out quickly.  These birds are insanely delicious and deliver an incredible depth of rich flavor and moistness.  We have two brands available this year, and the pre-ordered birds will arrive at Paris-Madrid Grocery just before Thanksgiving.  Choose your brand and size:

Thanksgiving TurkeyMary’s Non-GMO, Free Range Turkey $4.60/lb, available in 3 size ranges: (8-12 lbs), (12-16 lbs), (20-24 lbs)
(antibiotic free, hormone free, gluten free, California raised.)
Premium Specialty Free-Range Turkey $3.79/lb, available in multiple size ranges: (10-12 lbs), (12-14 lbs), (14-16 lbs), (16-18 lbs), (18-20 lbs), (20-22 lbs), (22-24 lbs), (24-26 lbs).  Free range, hormone free, gluten free, Minnesota raised.

To order, it’s best to call the shop at 206.682.0679 or reply to this e-mail with your order (we’ll need the size and type of turkey), your contact information, and credit card information to confirm your order.  We also need the date you’d like to pick it up (November 21, 22, or 23) – these fresh turkeys need to be cooked within a few days of pick up.

Comptoir French ChocolatesThese French products are new/back in stock:
Comptoir du Cacao artisan chocolate bars
French wheat flour T45
Calissons, in gift boxes and individual pieces
Brown long-grain rice from Camargue
Canned snails from Burgundy
Oui Love It Boudoirs (lady fingers)
Rouille spices
Truffle mayonnaise
Nutella T22 cookies

fall bags o'wineWINE CORNERVintage matters 6-pack Bag O’Wine –    Recently, I’ve discovered many 2015 Riojas that are under-the-radar exceptional as well as many really great 2016 Bordeaux rouge. To celebrate this happy confluence, we’ve put together a “Vintage Matters” 6-pack Bag O’Wine, a selection of bottles that are ready to drink tonight. The price is $159.99 (less than $30.00 per bottle!) which includes a 10% wine discount, sales tax, and a 6-bottle wine tote with Paris-Madrid Grocery’s logo.
The selection includes 3 bottles of 2015 Rioja Reserva/Crianzas, 3 bottles of 2016 Bordeaux rouge (2 from the left bank, Cabernet Sauvignon dominate, and 1 bottle of right bank Bordeaux, Merlot dominate).  When a vintage is extraordinary and prices are reasonable, load up and enjoy bottles over a few years or longer. Try these wines and order a case of your favorite – but don’t wait too long as great vintages sell out quickly.   These 6-packs also make a great gift for a wine lover!