Fabada AsturianaBreaking news: Soup, stew, Cassoulet and Fabada season will continue for the foreseeable future.  Fortunately, Fabada meat kits, ham hocks, and Spanish-style bacon arrived yesterday.  In addition, Fuet, Butifarra and Doña Juana Chistorra  cured pork sausages are back in stock. We also have a large selection of dried beans for soups and stews, along with spices and broths.

Wines for tastingA big thank you to those who came to our Portuguese wine tasting last Saturday with Rui Abecassis of Ole & Obrigado wines. For those who weren’t able to purchase their wine of choice,  we now have more Asnella Branco Vinho Verde ($17.99) and Caves São João Rosé Bruto sparkling wine ($19.99) in stock.  Macanita Douro Tinto ($29.99) will be back in stock on Friday, March 10.

Brillat FraisOther New Arrivals:
Brillat Savarin Frais, is a soft-ripened triple cream pasteurized cow-milk cheese.  With at least 72% butterfat, it is rich, satisfying, and simply luscious. Enjoy on it is own with crostini and Champagne, or serve it for dessert with fresh berries.
Rondin Cendre Goat cheese log is a pasteurized fresh goat cheese coated in ash, made in Loire Valley.  With a striking appearance, and perfectly balanced acidity it is bright and creamy with a delicate herbal finish.  Pair with honey or fig jam, crumble over a salad or just eat with fresh bread!
Large bag Torres chips, fried egg flavor
Dried heritage beans of many varieties from France, Spain and USA
Magno Spanish soap
 – a classic soap from Spain
NEW! Bendita Luz Orange blossom and Olive leaf hand soap 

Octopus Salad Matiz sherryMarch Sherry Tastings – $5.00 each per tasting
There are many, many different styles of sherry. The most delicate are bone dry, and are aged under a layer of yeast (called flor).  At the other end of the spectrum are extremely sweet sherries made from raisins, which are sweet dessert wines. In between are rich, medium sweet Olorosos and Cream sherries. At each tasting we’ll pour samples to compare different styles.  Come to both tastings to sample the full range of sherries!   
March 18 from 1:30-3:30, Sample dry Sherries aged under Flor
We’ll taste Fino, Manzanilla, and Amontillado sherries
March 25 from 1:30-3:30, Sample sherries made without Flor
Full-bodied, rich, medium dry to very sweet

Kopke gift boxesLooking for a 1953 vintage wine to celebrate a 70th birthday or anniversary?  A 750 ml bottle of the very rare 1953 Kopke Colheita tawny port ($1250.00) will be arriving soon. Extremely limited – the winery is almost out of this vintage and it’s not likely to be released again commercially.   Reply to this email or call the shop at (206) 682-0679 if you are interested in pre-ordering it.