Wine Wednesday Highlighting our Dec. 15th Wine Dinner!

It’s Wednesday, and that means Pintxo is offering $10 off every bottle of wine and cava in the house!  That’s right, just a little something to help push you over this mid-week hump.

This week we’d like to highlight one wine and one cava, both brought to us by August Wine Group.  August specializes in bringing the Seattle area some fantastic wines from small vineyards, and we just love that.  It is for this reason that we’ve asked August to team up with us, and the lovely Spanish Table to host a wine tasting dinner December 15th.  More about this to follow…for now, back to the wine!

Wine and Cava…

This Wine Wednesday, we’d like to recommend that you stop in and grab a bottle of either our Giro Ribot Brut Cava or a bottle of our Parmi L’Infant 2007.  Both are incredible finds, and both are $10 off for the bottle!

Giro Ribot Brut

A fascinating, storied family, the Giró clan has deep roots in the Penedes region of España, and also in the Champagne region of France. They are cultured, distinguished people making cultured, distinguished wine, and have for at least five generations. In that span, they have acquired a mastery of Cava.

Our Brut Cava is 50% Macabeo, 20% Parellada, 20% Xarel.lo, and 5% Chardonnay, and makes for a beautiful cava to pair with dinner, or for sipping on after dinner.
*Wine info from August Wine Group

 

Parmi

According to a comprehensive study by UNESCO, the best place on planet Earth to grow grape vines is… Priorat, Spain. Over a century ago Priorat, was abandoned by the last of the monks who had tended the land for four hundred years. Left behind were ancient Cariñena and Monastrell vines, producing some of the highest quality grapes on earth in some of the harshest conditions. Here, the soil is thick, flaky schist, literally packed with iron and minerals. With the heavy marine influence, blistering hot days and cool nights, this moonscape is suitable only for grapes, not even grass. Parmí, a new estate in Priorat, owns vines that are over a century-old, owned by three Italian amici, Parmí approaches the craft of winemaking with the knowledge, convictions, and best practices of Northern Italy, where clarity of fruit reins supreme. How appropriate this mentality is for Priorat! With expert French-oak fermentation, individual grape picking, and a single-bulb cellar sensibility, this estate is truly making some of the most inspired wines in Europe, not just Spain. Parmí is situated at ground-zero for Priorat’s best Cariñena. As fascinating, mysterious, and head-spinning as these wines are, perhaps the wines of Parmí can in fact be summed in one word: searing. The intensity is almost other-worldly–enveloping the nasal passage, penetrating the palate and epithelium, and over-loading those message-carrying scillia that tell our brain what we’re smelling.

Parmi L’Infant 2007 is a mix of 80% Garnacha and 20% Carinena.
*Wine info from August Wine Group

Interested in being a part of paring these great wine selections with Pintxo’s Spanish cuisine? Perfect! We’ve got just the event for you!

Our August Wine Group – Pintxo dinner is coming up fast. This features 4 courses and four wines, a night in our delightful space, and the chance to smooze with August Wine Group’s Seattle representative Tristan. This event makes a wonderful event for family you may have in town, or just a group of friends together for the holidays. Maybe even a date?

Check out our blog on the event HERE.

Pintxo, American Northwest Distributors, and Bin 41 Wine Shop Present a Sherry Tasting Dinner Event!

Lustau Los Arcos AmontilladoAs we enter into the holiday season, a sherry tasting and dinner just seems right. Luckily, our friends at American Northwest and Bin 41 of West Seattle were happy to pair up with up and put on this fantastic event.

We’ll be serving up six courses prepared specially by our head chef Clay Kinsey, and specially matched with six of the best sherries that the American Northwest portfolio has to offer. You’ll also have the chance to sip on a sherry cocktail and mingle, purchase bottles of sherry from Bin 41; and learn more about sherry, sherry pairings, sherry making, and much more from Lucia a longtime representatives of Lustau sherries.

This is certainly an event you don’t want to miss!

Here’s how it’ll work…
You’ll arrive at Pintxo to a greeting of a sherry cocktail for our 6:30pm meet and greet. This will give you time to sip on something tasty, chat with friends, or meet a few new ones!

Following the cocktail meet and greet, we’ll seat parties for dinner service, which will start at 7pm. Dinner service includes a selection of 6 different sherries and food pairings.

Location: Pintxo
2207 2nd Ave
Seattle, Wa 98199

Time: 6:30pm Cocktail meet and greet
7:00pm Dinner service

Tickets: Tickets will be available through and Bin 41 in-person or by phone. Tickets are $70.00 per person. This includes tax and gratuity.
Please see full ticketing information below.

The Menu…
Our event features an opener as well as a six course sherry tasting and specially paired meal. Due to the nature of this event, we cannot offer any food substitutions.

Opener
Lustau Fino Jarana Sherry Cocktail
Step into Pintxo to meet and greet other guests, chat with your friends and/or family, and get settled in with a cool sherry cocktail.

Course One
Sherry: Lustau Manzanilla Papriusa
Food Pairing: Prawn Pancake
Served with an oyster emulsion, spiced creme fraiche, and fried chive

Course Two
Sherry: Lustau Amontillado Los Arcos
Food Pairing: Garlic Soup
Served with poached quail egg, and black truffle butter

Course Three
Sherry: Palo Cortado Peninsula
Food Pairing: Braised Pork in Escabeche
Served with kale, grapefruit, white bean puree, and Basque pimenton

Course Four
Sherry: Don Nuno Oloroso
Food Pairing: Sliced Chuleton
Served with potato, wild mushroom demi, mushroom powder, and blue cheese

Course Five
Sherry: Deluxe Capataz Andres
Food Pairing: Mahon Tart
Served with confit tomato, piquillo whip, Mahon and Garoxta cheeses

Course Six
Sherry: Pedro Ximenez Emilin
Food Pairing: Avocado Pudding
Served with marcona almond dust, shaved chocolate, and olive oil

Ticketing Information
Bin 41, a wonderful wine shop in West Seattle is handling ticket sales for this event.
Phone: (206) 937-0411
Email: Bin41@me.com
Street Location: 4707 California Ave SW (West Seattle)

Wine Wednesday Featuring Las Rocas Rose!

The summer has ended and we’re bidding a fond farewell to our lovely summer wine selection.

Stop in tonight to enjoy Wine Wednesday and get $10 off every bottle of wine or cava. We’re switching everything up, so drop in to enjoy the last bottles of some of our summer favorites including Martin Codax albarino, Las Rocas rose, and El Petit Carlania trepat.

While you’re here, take advantage of happy hour from 5pm to 7pm.

If you’re going to be here for dinner, try some of our newer fall offerings! Ask your server for details and wine pairings.

New Year’s Eve Paella Dinner!

 

Pintxo is excited to announce that we will be serving up our highly sought-after Paella Dinner on New Year’s Eve 2013.

Our incredible Paellero (Paella Chef) Malcolm will be mixing up both a traditional seafood Paella and a Carne Paella. He will happily entertain you with tales of his time in Spain and stories about Paella.

While the Malcolm works his magic, you will have the opportunity to indulge in an array of pintxos, tostas and salad.

We will have one seating beginning at 7:00pm with Paella served between 8 and 8:30. A wine paring will be available for $20.00. Price for paella dinner (including pinto’s, tostas, salad and two paella’s), $50.00/person.

Please visit: www.pintxoseattle.com/reservations to reserve your spot. Parties of 8 or more will need to email: amanda@pintxoseattle.com.

Come share your stories of Spain with owners Cory & Amanda as they will be leaving for a trip through N. Spain on New Year’s Day.

Wine Wednesday

Seattle, did you know every Wednesday, with out fail, we have $10.00 off a bottle of wine?

For months, our chef Malcolm, has been begging for a Ribera Del Duero (say that fast 3 times!). We now have two. What’s so special about the Ribera Del Duero?

Spain holds 11 “quality wine regions”. The Ribera Del Duero (included in one of the 11 quality regions) is located in the northern plateau and rests along the Duero river – a beast of a water way that boasts incredible history. From, housing Spanish Nobility when the Moors still ruled southern Spain to evidence of a Roman presence and influences of wine production and drinking. Napoleon and his troops fought and failed on these fields during the war of Independence and El Cid fought for Spain’s unification along the river banks.

There is nothing boring about the Ribera Del Duero. Including our new wines.

Valdecampana Crianza, 2005, Tempranillo: well balanced combination with notes from oak barrels (a year in the barrel, a year in the bottle).

Nexus Cosecha, 2010, Tempranillo: Aromas of ripe fruit, balsamic and vanilla with a dash of pepper.
Come by any day (especially Wednesday) and enjoy a bottle.