Wine @ PG
Champagne Henriot NV Brut “Souverin” ($40)
We loved this classic style, with its buttery brioche and yeast notes and dry, almost flinty finish. A lovely, insistent mousse and a hint of green apple flavors. A blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir. 94 points Wine Enthusiast
Champagne Lallier NV Brut “Grand Réserve” ($40)
This Champagne exhibits intense fruit flavors of apricot, with a persistent and creamy mouthfeel. Structured, yet buttery and delicious! 65% Pinot Noir 35% Chardonnay 92 points Wine Enthusiast
Champagne Bollinger NV Brut “Special Cuvée” ($64)
Bollinger is the one Champagne from a big house that we brought in this year; if it’s good enough for the British royal family, well, it’s good enough for us. “A rich, smoky Champagne, with hints of marzipan and fennel seed accenting honeyed malt, bread dough, baked apple, and gingersnap flavors. It’s all focused by intense acidity and refined texture, with a lingering finish.” 94 points Wine Spectator
Champagne Moutard NV Brut “Grand Cuvée” ($35)
This flavorful 100% Pinot Noir Champagne offers toasty notes of dried pear. It’s crisp and elegant, without losing any of its intense “yum” factor. A fabulous value for a special New Year’s Eve bubbly. 90 points Wine Spectator
Champagne Moutard NV Brut “Rosé de Cuvaison” ($40)
The only pink Champagne we carry, and it’s a doozy. This 100% Pinot Noir sparkler presents an explosive start, with excellent bubbles, followed by a rich, lengthy finish. Mouth-watering notes of strawberry. 91 points Wine Advocate
Cheese @ PG
We have lots of ideas for excellent cheeses to bring to a New Year’s Party, even if it’s just a party for one or two people. Herbed goat cheeses, intense blues, earthy sheep milk cheeses: We’ve got it all. One of our favorites is Brie D’Affinois and other double- and triple-cream cheeses. They’re creamy, buttery, and luscious, which is perfect for an indulgent, celebratory night.
Craves @ PG
You can start your resolution to eat better after the new year begins, for now: have a little fois gras. From Rougié brand (based out of Québec) comes this uber-scrumptious delicacy. We have three options: The two slices with armagnac ($30.99), the two slices with truffles ($49.99), and the mousse with port wine ($48). Choose your desired flavor of heaven!
Gifted @ PG
Jefe, aka Steve Winston, our fearless leader, is a known jazz lover. And he’ll continue to stock our shop with often hard-to-find jazz cds until you all come around to his way of thinking. And actually, he’s not wrong: jazz found quite a home in Paris, and it continues to be popular there to this day. We think a jazz cd might be just the thing to buy for yourself as the holiday season comes to a close. Helpful hint: Jazz music pairs particularly well with a bottle of Champagne and an existential, figuring-your-life-out mood.
Thanks for reading, see you soon!
Steve Winston and Sharon Baden
Owners, Paris Grocery