Ramos Pinto WinesTASTE PORT WINES tomorrow (Friday, October 13), from 3-5 p.m. Free, with Ana Rato, Marketing Director of Ramos Pinto
Ana will be pouring samples of these Ramos Pinto wines:
Duas Quintas 2019 Red wine – Elegant and harmonious with concentrated fruit, spices and toast.  Shows freshness and soft tannins on the finish.
Port Collector Ruby Reserva – A blend of young and older vintages, aged five years in barrel without any treatments or filtration. Excellent expressiveness.
Late Bottled Vintage Port   “A Gold Medal winner at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards, it has real power and depth with rich, tight knit-fruit and gentle peppery grip. It already shows considerable floral finesse”.
Ramos Pinto 10-year Tawny port – Lush, complex, concentrated with notes of spice on the lengthy finish.

Jose Gourmet cuttlefish & shrimp pateNEW! Jose Gourmet Cuttlefish in Ink with Shrimp pâté:  We’re over the moon about this new tinned fish pâté.  Don’t let the look put you off – the creamy shrimp flavor is delicate with the perfect amount of fishy flavor.  The cuttlefish ink adds a salty edge and color.  Make an amazing presentation by spreading a white alioli or red Romesco sauce on a cracker and layer this cuttlefish ink pâté on top.  Wow!

Castelines Provence EVOONEW- Castelines Extra Virgin Olive Oil:  Experience the fabulous flavor in these two oils produced in France’s Vallee des Baux de Provence.  Ask for tastes from our sample bottles and discover the singular flavors that the local olives impart.
Classic EVOO – A blend of local olives Salonenque, Aglandau, Grossane, and Verdale, it offers up aromas of fresh-cut grass.  With hints of artichoke, this oil has concentrated flavors with a peppery finish.
Noir D’Olive EVOO – A blend of the same local olives which are picked when fully ripe and left in an oxygen-free tank to ferment for 3 days.  It offers a sweet bouquet and fantastic flavors of cured black olives and truffles.  Use this oil to make mayonnaise or drizzle over vegetables and salads.  It’s an excellent choice for tapenade lovers.

1 oz tin saffron in stock:  We now carry 1 oz tins of Spanish saffron from La Mancha, for those who prefer a larger quantity.

Muga Blanco scallops melon FUTURE WINE TASTINGS – mark your calendar:
Saturday, October 21, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., Taste French Burgundy and Rhone wines with William Woodruff, owner of local importer Chloe Wines
Monday, October 23 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Taste Muga wines with David De La Fuente, Export Manager of Bodegas Muga.  

Portuguese Green SoupPortuguese-style linguiça is now in stock.Caldo Verde is a hearty soup containing linguiça that delivers warming comfort on a rainy night. To prepare 6 servings of this soup:  Sauté two sliced linguiça sausages in olive oil; and remove from pan.  Add one sliced onion, cook until soft, then add 2 sliced garlic cloves and cook for 2 additional minutes.  Add 6 chopped potatoes (peeled), 8 cups water, or chicken stock and simmer until potatoes are tender.  Add 1 pound julienned kale or collard greens (stems removed) and the linguiça, cook for 2-5 minutes until greens are wilted and the soup is hot, then serve.

WINE CORNER:   These two wine are perfect for the in-between season of late summer/early fall.
La Bourgeoise SancerreHenri Bourgeois “La Bourgeoise” Sancerre 2020
($34.99) 100% Sauvignon Blanc sourced from four plots of very old organically farmed vines that sit on flinty soil. These specific plots were worked by monks for centuries, the monks called the plots “Les Bourgeoises,” which is the reason for the name here. If you are looking for a deep, powerful, flinty example of Sauvignon made in a contemporary style it is hard to find something more compelling than this in the category.  This is excellent with oysters or any other shellfish and the weight of this wine makes it pair wonderfully with fish stews or duck confit.   “Concentrated and harmonious, with melon, nectarine, gooseberry and lemon curd layered with green herbs and an intense salty spine. Delicious. Drink now through 2028.” 93 points Wine Spectator

Dupeuble BeaujolaisDomaine Dupeuble Beaujolais Rouge 2021 ($18.99)  A classic Beaujolais rouge, made from 100% Gamay that undergoes carbonic maceration.  This is a bright, earthy and fruity red wine that imparts freshness and joy with each sip.  Its low tannins make it easy to drink and it pairs wonderfully with mushroom dishes and hearty stews.  The grapes come from a 50-100 year old vineyard and are aged in concrete and stainless steel tanks.