Paris Grocery News

Halloween has barely passed, and it’s still so beautiful out, we feel in that transitional place between harvest and holiday. It’s time for experimentation and eclecticism, and we’re bringing you a little bit of everything this week.

 

Wines

 

$14.99 Georges Duboeuf Morgon Jean Descombes 2009

“Light tannins and a smoky mineral note frame this lush red, which displays layers of black cherry, raspberry ganache, and tea rose flavors. There’s a spicy thread running through the wine, leading to a fresh firm finish.” 93 point, Wine Spectator.

 

$17.99 half bottle Mád Cuvée 2008 late harvest Royal Tokaji

This gorgeous little bottle just came into the shop about a week and a half ago. Tokaji is Hungarian, not French, but it’s been enjoyed in France since Louis XIV’s reign and boasts the first appellation classification regulations. Sometimes called the ‘wine of kings, king of wines’ (a nickname coined by Louis XV) this particular Tokaji has white floral notes and a sweet, pure honey flavor, with a perfectly clean, bright finish that stays away from being sticky or cloying. On the cool fall day that I tried it, I was instantly brought back to the summer, to honey bees and fresh nectar.

 

$33.00 half bottle Diebolt-Vallois NV Champagne

One of the few grower-producers (RMs) in Champagne, Jaques Diebolt was also previously named “Champagne producer of the year”. Unlike the large champagne houses that buy grapes and juice from a number of smaller cooperatives, Diebolt uses only the grapes from his own grand cru and premier cru vineyards in the village of cramant, and oversees every step of the fermentation and blending process to create a truly memorable champagne. “Pungent yet refined nose combines spring flowers, caraway seeds, minerals, citrus skin and apple. Brisk and pure but creamy with incisive apple and citrus flavors and great finesse/ Very light on its feet and perfumed in the mouth. Finish is floral, gripping, and very long” 91 points Stephen Tanzer

 

 

Nordic Sweets salty licorice fish and salmiac stix. $4.79

Sal ammoniac (ammonium chlorate) is the secret ingredient in Nordic licorice that gives it a distinctive tingly numbing zing. Don’t let the chemical-sounding ingredient put you off, centuries ago this naturally occurring compound was called ‘salt of Ammon’ and was highly regarded around the world. Today, its use is mostly reserved for Nordic candy. We’re carrying two new licorice candies guaranteed to please, salmiac stix and strangely endearing salty licorice fish.

 

$2.99 Storz Nougat praliné

Have you ever sneaked a little nutella right off the spoon? We haven’t either, we swear. But for serious lovers of chocolate hazelnut, we present Storz nougat bar. With a consistently silky texture and rich, sweet flavor, this bar is delightfully creamy and decadent.

 

$2.49 Marabou Dubbel Nougat bar

speaking of nougat, Marabou’s dubbel bar is one layer of hazelnut, one layer of almond. It’s fudgy and nutty and so rich you’ll want to share it with a friend. Or maybe not.

 

Liqueur filled chocolate goblets $1.99 each

Abtey Chocolaterie brings us a holiday favorite this week, liqueur filled chocolate goblets. Bite off the chocolate top and take a quick sip of Grand Marnier, Remy Martin champagne cognac, or Label 5 scotch whiskey. These are charming little candies to toast a friend or treat yourself.

 

 

El Farcell de Vilatzara $29.99/lb. $7.49/quarter lb.
This pasteurized cows milk cheese is repeatedly washed with coffee. The velvety smooth white paste is mushroomy and mildly earthy with elegant coffee overtones that perfectly compliment the creamy, milky flavors.

 

 

Well, that’s all for today. I hope everyone had a safe and spooky Halloween, and I look forward to hearing about it!

 

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Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in the shop!

Ellen

 

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Steve Winston and Sharon Baden
Owners, Paris Grocery

 

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