Spanish Table Seattle & Paris Grocery Newsletter

January 8, 2010

Our Spanish Table brand Lemon stuffed olives arrived today! A perennial customer favorite, the buttery flavor of the Manzanilla olive is a perfect foil for the piquant lemon flavor. Serve them at a tapas party and you’ll be amazed how quickly they disappear. Or put one in a martini to take it up a notch!

SPANISH TABLE VALUE WINES TO KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR

2007 Vivir, Vivir Ribera del Duero ($9.99) “The 2007 Vivir, vivir is 100% Tempranillo sourced from 20- to 60-year-old vines in La Horra. Dark ruby-colored, it features racy aromatics of mineral, spice box, black cherry and blackberry. Silky on the palate with no hard edges, this tasty wine will provide pleasure over the next three years. The wines [El Arte de Vivir and Vivir, vivir] from Bodegas J.C. Conde are sensational values from Ribera del Duero.” 90 points Wine Advocate

2007 El Arte de Vivir, Ribera del Duero ($16.99) “The 2007 El Arte de Vivir is also 100% Tempranillo sourced from 60- to 80-year-old vines. It was aged for six months in French and American oak. It s more substantial and structured than the Vivir, vivir cuvee with layers of fleshy fruit, excellent concentration, and 1-2 years of aging potential. The finish is lengthy and sweet. Drink this pleasure-bent wine over the next six years.” 91 points Wine Advocate

2006 Don Tiburcio, Mendoza ($9.99) A blend of Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon with a smattering of Petit Verdot and Merlot, this full-bodied red is fresh and lush. Aged 10 months in French oak casks, Don Tiburcio has aromas of mature red fruits and a touch of chocolate vanilla. Intense and fruity, with soft tannins, it has an impressive and persistent finish. Recommended!

PARIS GROCERY NEWS

Our new shop features French cheeses and wine, and other foods with a French mood. It’s located 1/4 of a block south of Spanish Table at 1418 Western Avenue.

Paris Grocery is now carrying an expanded selection of Zoe Meats charcuterie:

Artisanal Ham: A lean and flavorful single muscle ham that gets laid out flat in the applewood smokehouse. An eclectic ham that boasts no nitrites and is great as a breakfast ham or used in croque monsieur! $11.99/lb

Coppa: A traditional coppa, made without red wine during the curing process as some modern coppas are, allowing the flavors of the pork and salt to shine. $19.99/lb

Finocchiona: This subtle masterpiece features whole fennel seeds, black peppercorns, salt, and garlic, with a little orange zest, smoke, and pink peppercorns for a sophisticated flavor profile. $18.99/lb

Salami: This uncured salami is made with sherry, garlic, and black pepper. It has a bold, full flavor and a delightfully juicy texture. $14.99/lb

Spicy Coppa: This dry-cured pork shoulder with cayenne peppers and cracked red peppercorns has a warm heat that sneaks up on you. Its unique flavor and silky texture complements other meats on a charcuterie plate. $19.99/lb

Paris Grocery now has a Facebook page. Become a fan and learn about new products as soon as they arrive! Click here to sign up.

Shop from home on The Spanish Table’s websites!

The Spanish Table wine website has wines arranged by staff pick, by score, by price, and by country. Our virtual wine store has everything you’re looking for from Spain, Portugal, Madeira, or South America. Click The Spanish Table wine to visit the site. Orders are shipped from our Berkeley CA store which may have different inventory and prices than our Seattle store.

For products other than wine, click on The Spanish Table to purchase food, books, cookware and other products.

We’ll see you soon and Happy New Year!

Sincerely,

Sharon Baden and Steve Winston, Owners

The Spanish Table, 1426 Western Avenue, Seattle WA 98101 phone# 206.682.2827

Hours: Monday- Saturday, 10 AM – 6 PM. Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM

Paris Grocery, 1418 Western Avenue, Seattle WA 98101 phone# 206.682.0679

Hours: Tuesday- Saturday, 10 AM – 6 PM. Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM. Paris Grocery is closed on Mondays

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