Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Store Email I write for two week's from July 10th-July 21st! Our Mini-Big-Theme-Wine-Tasting Wed. July 25th, 2018 with six fun knowledgeable people Pouring 5:30-8:30PM, Join Us, Everyone Welcome, Free wine-tasting here always!

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THIS IS A GREAT TIME FOR a 20% Still Wine Sale! Each & Every Wednesday SAVE UP to 20% OFF the marked sticker prices, whether On Special or not, SAVE!



This will be a TWO-PART store email for this Tuesday the 10th and for also Tuesday July 17th, 2018 - enjoy, read today's, SAVE this email, and then on the 17th read that PART TWO : cheers, Tony
     IT'S HOT AND SOMEWHAT HUMID ( it has been worse ) and we are all still looking for refreshments to curb and cope with this intense heat and variable weather that simply cannot make up it's mind. At least we can make up our minds. SO: This WED( JULY 11th ) we will have our THREE-PART 20% OFF On STILL WINE SALE :
       1) PART ONE : BUY ANY BOTTLE OF STILL WINE OVER $20 and GET 20% OFF the sticker price (even if it's already ON SALE ).
       2) PART TWO : BUY ANY 12 BOTTLES OF STILL ( Non Sparkling ) WINE ( includes ports, sherries, madeiras, marsalas, sakes, 750ml bottles 20% OFF the sticker prices. SALE APPLIES TO wines already in the store : not special orders.
3) PART THREE BUY any 6 bottles at any price and SAVE 15% OFF the marked sticker prices!
SAVE BIG ON WINE every Wednesday here!
CHEERS, and THANKS - GRACIAS MERCI, OBREGADO GRAZIE for your support, faith and business, especially now that there are five places on the block to buy beer and wine. We appreciate all your patronage, whether it is a 20-pack of cans of beer or a $5 bottle of wine or a bottle 1.75ml of Zelko vodka, it all matters to us - it is a sale for us here and not somewhere else, and it helps the bottom line!
WE HAVE NOT ADDED drugs or food or anything else to make up for the business we now lose even here on our block to others that have added beer and wine, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts as we struggle to make ends meet like everybody else.
WE HAVE another mini-Big Theme Tasting on Wednesday, July 25th celebrating both days of independence as well as great countries that have so many great wines to enjoy in these hot summer months! We will pour the wines of the UNITED STATES, FRANCE, ITALY, GREECE, and ARGENTINA
    WE HAVE WINES FROM $5 a bottle and up that are all included in this and so this is a great time when thinking of going off to the beach or to a lake somewhere ( even camping in your own back yard ) to SAVE/ SAVE and SAVE SOME MORE! LOAD UP on things for everyday and for some special occasions.
WITH THE HEAT WE have to think of what will taste good and refresh and not weigh us down. So I will focus on that today!
PART ONE store email -
BEER From Santos - 15-pack specials -
1) Pub Beer Lager from 10 Barrel Brewing Co, On Special for $16.99 in cans -
2) Belgium White from SHOCK TOP On Special for $16.99 for 12-ounce cans.
3) IPA and also their WHEAT from GOOSE ISLAND, On Special for $17.99 for 12-ounce cans
4) Premium Lager Solid Gold from FOUNDER'S RESERVE, On Special for $17.99 for 12-ounce cans.
5) Trail Angel Weiss from DEVIL'S BACKBONE On Special for $17.99 for 12-ounce cans
6) Wolf Pup Session IPA  from GOLDEN ROAD TRAIL, On Special for $17.99 for 12-ounce cans!
1) Royal SEal DC Ivy City local fine vodka from JOS. MAGNUS, made by Nicole Hassoun, On Special for $27.99 - a lovely summer treat, perfect weight, texture, mouth-feel and all for this heat these days here! 80 proof.
2) ' new and exciting ' : Traditional Jamaica rum from SMITH & CROSS, a pure pot-still plummer & wedderburn navy-strength, 57% alcohol by volume rum at a great price of $31.99 - great deep, rich, rico color!
3) MAHON Gin, the authentic Mediterranean gin, destilerias Xoriguer gluten-free lier bottle, qith 41% alcohol by volume, $42.99 a bottle, come check this out as it , too is ' new and exciting ' here!
WINE From Chris and Tony -
1) Brut Nature Gran Reserva vintage dated sparkling Spanish cava, 2013, from JUVE Y CAMPS , $33.99 : for a party and to celebrate in a big way, buy this magnum ( two regular bottles 750ml here ) and celebrate in style, with a really very fine sparkling wine that is dry, balanced, flavorful, and balanced in taste! Si si si si si!
2) Vinho Verde Portuguese dry white, lighter-style slight-sparkle wine using the indigenous grape there called Loureiro, On Special for $12.99 a bottle with a 3 for $33 program that I will open here later this evening from 5-8PM, join me! Refreshing, tasty, good concentration and character.
3) Super-Tuscan Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Tuscany dry rosso, 2016, On Special for $9.99 from PERFECTUS, with 12% alcohol by volume, a 50%/50% blend here, come see what you all think? Cheers.
TWO 187ml bottle of French sparkling wine -
TASTED here this past weekend by Camille Edange, these are perfect to enjoy anywhere -
1) Original J.P> CHENET blanc de blancs brut, $3.99 a bottle - dry and tasty, bright and pleasing.
2) Original J.P. CHENET frais et fruite off-dry rose sparkling, $3.99 a bottle, easy to sip with or without food, but you have to like the soft, rounded, pleasing fruity taste here. Clear bottle, can see the color, a nice packaging for each and with a thumb-print in the glass to better hold and pour it! Cheers! Merci Camille
BOTH come in the 750ml bottle size, too at $10.99 -
ALL PERFECT to celebrate Bastille Day this Saturday!
ORGANIC - BIOdynamic wine from France for the 14th :
1) A 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot blend 2015, called La Chapelle from the DOMAINE DE THOLOMIES, On Special for $12.99 a bottle with a 3 for $33 program. Tasted here this past Saturday by Camille, this is a perfect 14th of Juillet wine to enjoy when you grill this weekend! From the Pays D;Oc region of southwest France.
TONIGHT :I will taste some fine dry white Vinho Verde and some super Tuscan red, too tonight - 5-8PM, JOIN ME! Let me teach you about wine and how to get all that you pay and more when you drink your wines!
FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 ( 5-8PM ) : WE have Peter Frustaci coming here to taste and asortment of fine wines from the Jackson Family portfolio, still to be determined, stay-tuned for more info, but thinking of doing a mostly California wine-tasting to continue celebrating our 4th of July!
ALSO : Santos and Jagir have organized a tasting of our fine local spirits made right here in Ivy City, Washington DC from Republic Restoratives! That includes Bourbon, Rye and Vodka!
SATURDAY, July 14th, 2018 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Eric Garcia here from Tradewinds Specialty imports here to taste some fine Spanish wines. AND from 10am-2PM we have Adriene here from 5 Grapes Selections to help you with wines and spirits, and to taste something French, too to celebrate Bastille Day!
ERIC will taste some sparkling brut cava BOHIGAS , $16.49 a bottle,  from Spain, some sherry, some organic dry Chardonnay and also some red organic red from FINCA FABIAN, also some wonderful dry Spanish rose that comes both in the 750ml bottle and a 3-liter box, and some Ribera del Duero crianza from MIBAL, a 2014 100% Tempranillo Hornillos Ballesteros, $25.49 that pretty much blew me away for the character, focus, flesh and fragrance, yes si si si si!
ALSO we will reprise our excellent tasting last month of ILEGAL Mezcal - three types from blanco to Reposado and Anejo - loved them all, sold them all, they rock, loved the silver and the Reposado the most - that is just me. Cheers!
JOIN US : #freetastings always here. #Everybodyalwayswelcome.
PART TWO to be read on Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 -
LET'S START here with our week's tastings :
FRIDAY, July 20th, 2018 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Amy from the Vinicola SALTON winery here in the Valle dos Vinedos , Bento Goncalves, pouring some excellent brut Intenso espumante, some tasty Intenso Cabernet Franc, $14.49 ( we might be able to seel it for $13.49 depending if they are running a deal on it? ), and the Classic Chardonnay, too, $13.49, that really impressed me the other day here when we tasted it - FINE bright lively and balanced unoaked Chardonnay!
AND From Santos : he has organized a ONE EIGHT Distilling local Ivy City , Washington DC, spirits tasting of Bourbon, whisky and gin. JOIN US.
SATURDAY, July 28th, 2018 : Santos has organized another LEBLON cachaca Brazilian rum tasting here from 4-7PM.
CHRIS and I have organized a Balkan wines tasting with Aleks of his own Balkan Project that represents wines from Serbia, Croatia, Albania, and Macedonia, : TRAPAN Inside Ruby dry rose from Croatia, $20.99,   KANTINA ARBERI'S Kallmet indigenous Albanian dry red, $19.99, STOBI'S Macedonian dry rose, $13.49, and from Serbia we have the dry red Grina doo Portuguiser 2016 2016, $13.49, and also the Rebula Ribolla Gialla from FERDINAND, a 2016 dry white, $21.99, JOIN US! Cheers!
LIQUOR from Jagir -
1) JEFFERSON'S RESERVE Very Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, very small batch, $62.99 a bottle, a real smooth refined treat ...
2) The TYRCONNELL Single Malt Irish Whiskey aged 16 years, with 40% alcohol by volume, $105.99 a bottle -
3) ' Vigilant ' District dry gin from Jos. MAGNUS here in Ivy City, Washington DC, made by Nicole Hassoun, this rocks and is lighter, brighter, more perfect for this intense heat and often humidity! $35.99 a bottle - a sublime treat.
OUR Mini- Big-Theme- Wed. July 25th, Celebration of Both Days Of Independence & Great Countries - yes, si, oui, -
TABLE Number ONE ( Danielle Davidowitz of Dionysos Imports here pouring four really FABulous Greek wines -
1) From CAVINO their higher-end MEGA SPILEO Moschato, from Greece's Penepolese Peninsula, I absolutely LOVED the bouquet - it leterally blew me away, adored the challenging bouquet, and the flavors followed right behind, a very fine dry , bright, balanced and fruit-centered dry white that fascinates me and intrigues me on many levels, at a great value here, ridiculous price!
2) Paros White , a dry Malvasia not barrel-aged, $16.49, from the MORAITIS winery on the mainland not far from Athens, this white also is extremely fun, dexterous, smacks your palate around, pulls you close, releases it, smiles, smirks, cares without really caring, knowing that it is exactly what is meant to be and that maybe, just maybe we will understand at some point, appreciate, and realize how wonderful these wines are when combined with food as once they were all made to do, way back when. 100% Malvasia. Fine food wine. 
3) Averoff dry red blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignnon and 30% Agiorgitiko , from STROFILIA Winery : amazing character, flesh, flank, form yet soft, inviting yet edgy, for $16.49 this dry red weaves circles around your tongue and simply does not let it rest until later after you swallow and think you momentarily doze and are shaken awake and your senses all tell you : " sip again already! " A treat.
4) Black Kalavarta, $11.99 a bottle, made from a largely extinct red grape variety by the TETRAMYTHOS Winery in the Penepolese peninsula. It is largely unlike any other wine you will have tried - everything it offers it does in an original, flavorful, hearty, heady, spicy, flame-fire-free-flow-flash way that needs to be chilled and enjoyed with equally pagan, savage natural, untamde foods that dance and tread and satirize, inflame, and challenge our palates and every fiber in our being! Tread strongly, hold your position, do not go gentle into this liquid-swallow-good-great-mmmmm-night! As Ioannis of Dionysos Imports put it, he believed so strongly in this wine and everyone else is getting onto his bandwagon and following happily now.
To be continued tomorrow, cheers, thanks for everything!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Happy 4th of July everyone!

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JOIN US as we celebrate all week long July 4th and all that we have to appreciate, honor, serve, acknowledge and be eternally grateful for!


LIFE IS AMAZING and it sure is a scorcher here today in our nation's capitol! So much to take in, to digest, to rise above at times, and to find our paths that are overall positive and productive and also so imortantly enriching.
WE CAN HELP YOU GET EVERYTHING STARted here as we are essentially here for you, to help you enjoy your lives and enrich them.
WE HAVE over fifty cases now rolling through our back door to make things better and offer you both more variety and selections. That is a great thing.
TONIGHT I will open some bubbly to start the festivities off well. Or perhaps I may open some Oregon Pinot Noir called Grateful Red?!? Choices, choices!
WHATEVER I DO NOT OPEN TONIGHT Chris and I will pour here tomorrow as we are open. I will start pouring at noon so you will have something refreshing to enjoy tomorrow here. You can count on that. And when Chris arrives he will take over. It will be fun and relaxed and a respite from the intense heat outside. Come inside tonight and tomorrow and cool off!
HARRY just came by to restock, He is a retired lawyer and misses his work, but loves going on cruises! We got him taken care of and that's what we do - we helped Harry and hopefully his Spanish Navarra red 2010 MONJARDIN will please both him and his guests!?!? The ALTOS2014 On Special now at $9.99 is a steal to enjoy this how eek!
WEDNESDAY, July 25th, 2018 ( 5:30-8:30PM ) : Our next Mini-Big-Theme-SUMMER-HEAT-Celebrations! WE HAVE picked the countries of the United States, Argentina, France and Greece to pour for you all with Danielle Davidowitz of Dionysos Imports ( Greek wines ), Mark Congdon ( wines of Argentina ) of Bacchus Imports ,  Jennifer Jaiswall and Will Murck of BreakthruBeverage ( American wines ), and Roy Cloud of Vintage 59 ( French wines, and maybe also George Tsapos, too?!? This will be a grand tasting as always, something to really enjoy with these days of intense heat, so mark your calendars with this now.
SO : NOW AHORA AGORA MAINTENANT for the 4th of July-
HERE ARE SOME suggestions for you all -
Santos just said that we will have an assortment of 15-packs of beer ALL On Special here from
and maybe more
ALL arriving here today, more than sixty cases to be displayed up front in front of our chilled wine cooler by our WINES $10 and under.
1) R Pattern Recognition REASON BEER IPA, ' Delicious tropical hop flavor and aroma with notes of citrus, melon and fresh pine. A 1 Pt .9Fl Oz bottle, $6.99 a bottle, from Charlottesville, VA, with 6% alcohol by volume, an ale ....
THREE ' New Beers ' from HELLBENDER Brewing Co. Local and made right here in Washington DC! :
1)Bare Bones Kolsch Style ale, On Special for $11.99, 6-packs all - with 4.7% alcohol by volume, for a 6-pack of 12-ounce cans.
2) Sun Breaker Hefeweizen ale, with 5.3% alcohol by volume, also On Special for $11.99 for a 6-pack of 12-ounce cans
3) Ignite India Pale Ale with 6.6% alcohol by volume, On Special for $11.99 for a 6-pack of 12-ounce cans!
TRY ALL THREE - perfect for our 4th of July here in Washington DC tomorrow!
AND ON WINE - SIX selections from the United States for the 4th -
1) Vidal Blanc 2015 Estate-bottled STONE HILL Winery, Missouri, $10.99 - lively, soft-dry, refreshing, lovely!
2) Viognier 2016 from Virginia's SUNSET HILLS Vineyard, $23.99 - so lovely and round, soft, full and smooth and silky-dry on palate - mmmmm good!
3) Viognier 2015 ( 191 cases made ), from McPHERSON Winery in Lubbock, Texas, $18.99 - a lovely Viognier to enjoy now for the 4th! A real treat from owner Kim McPherson!
4) Riesling Whole Cluster from Old Mission Peninsula, from CHATEAU GRAND TRAVERSE Winery in Michigan, $16.49 a bottle, a drier Riesling. a treat.
5) Monte Volpe Primo Rosso 2013 from GRACIANO Vineyards in Mendocino county, CA : an intriguing bequiling dry red blend, just had a customre come in raving about it and buy three bottles! $13.49 a bottle.
6) Cabernet Sauvignon from the Hillside and Benchland vineyards of the DRY CREEK WINERY in Sonoma, CA : ON SPECIAL now for $15.99 ( regularly $19.99 a bottle ), a 2015 - come check this classic Cabernet out!
ALSO for the 4th :
1) Fizzy PINK of the earth, a can ( half-bottle ), La Bulle-Moose de Cigare, 2017, $8.99 a can!
2) DOMAINE de MUS Rose, a 3-liter box of dry French rose from the Languedoc, ... tasty! Dry, fresh, a treat now!!!
3) Manoir de Carra 2016 Beaujolais ' Bistro ', refreshing, bright, good acidity, chill 40 minutes and enjoy with your summer meals indoors or outdoors, $13.49 a bottle.
4) Bordeaux 2015 dry red blend from the Chateau Rampeau, $11.99 - smooth, silky, pleasing, nice sipping and fine with your burgers off the grill as well!
5) Chateau PIGOUDET Classic dry Cotes de Provence rose, a magnum ( 2 regular-size bottles ), $49.99 : when you want to mark the occasion with something completely suitable for now and that will please almost everyone, and that has the finest style, finesse, silky delicate dry rose elegance, too!
TONIGHT, Tuesday, I will open some of the
1)Cotes de  Provence Fazioli 2015 grom LA MASCARONNE, On Special for $19.99 a bottle, come have a taste with me!
2) 2014 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, On Special for $19.99, a lovely lilting, lively, mature refined Pinot Noir taste!
3) Perolla Toscana San Felice Agricole Maremma dry Super Tuscan red  2013 using the Merlot grape, On Special for $12.99, with 3 fro $33.00 and 6 for $60!
TOMORROW, July 4th, 2018 : We will open the sparkling wines of STAHL, the regular Brut, $17.99,  and sparkling PINK Spark $18.99 - and we will pour the wines I opened today, too if any remain! Cheers, the tasting will be impromptu and start at noon and continue till 6PM! Cheers, JOIN US - Happy 4ht of July everyone!
FRIDAY, July 6th, 2018 ( 4-7PM ) : We have Eric Gracia of Tradewinds IMports here to pour ' new ' Portuguese Dao red and white, as well as some fine La Gitana Manzanilla sherry, some BOHIGAS dry sparkling Trepat rose Cava, and more, some Txakolina dry rose, too ... fine wines to celebrate our summer and vacations.
SATURDAY, July 7th, 2-6PM, we have Camille Edange from France coming to pour some fine J.P. CHENET sparkling wine as well as some fine HELFRICH Alsace Pinot Blanc and Cremant d'Alsace, and more! Join us.
ALL TASTINGS are free, JOIN US, meet people, hear stories, be a part of our community, smile, relax, feel welcomed and start your festivities here with us!
CHEERS< HAPPY 4th of July to one and to all! Thank you for your continued support, trust, faith and business with us. We cannot be here without you, so let us help you any way we can. Cheers!   TONY

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Come Celebrate here tomorrow the pre 4th of July with 23 wines & the World Cup with Leblon Cachaca here, too 5:30-8:30PM, join us at Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits 6/27/2018 Cheers!

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ALL  is great today, beautiful and it sure was a nice drive to work. come by and see what we have for you all here!



it is summer and still the neighborhood is alive, humming, buzzing about the new library still like bees on the many copious flowers outside.




we have lots to remind you of as we have two major celebrations here tomorrow :


























2) loCAL'S sTASH rESERVE SERIES FROM THE cRAZY mOUNTAIN BREWING cOMPANY , A TEQUILA BARREL-AGED DOUBLE WET, AN ALE BREWED WITH SPICES, come and check this out, I love that it is ' double wet ', what does that mean, come and edify me here please!
3) FRANZISKANER Weissbier, " brewed exclusively from Alpine water, barley malt, hops and hop extract, according to the famous German Purity law ( Reinheitsgebot ). Imported from Munich, Naturtrub, On Special for $9.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, an ale, cheers!


CIDER from France -

1)Cidre bouche brut de Normandie 2016, from Etienne Dupont, an unfiltered, unpasteurized traditional French cider that never ceases to amaze! Wonderful, have it with crepes, come on the weekend and get some crepes made at our fabulous Farmer's Market, i get the plain sugar version, but they have quite the assortment and so you can have some fun with this extraordinary hard cider , On Special for $12.99 a bottle, with 5.5% alcohol by volume. Cheers, sante, venez nous voir ici er en face au marche Farmer's de Cleveland Park les weekends!


1) Mezcal Joven from ILEGAL MEZCAL , the Special Edition 100% Agave that we tried here with Scott this weekend, $49.99 a 750ml bottle, from Oaxaca, Mexico, so bright, fine, pure, refreshing, balanced : this has it all - quite the fabulous treat, recommended!
2) DOUBLE CROSS Vodka, Rock the Red, Eastern Conference Caps! Caps! Caps ! On Special for $31.99 a 750ml bottle, with 40% alcohol by volume.
AND to be tasted here tomorrow to celebrate the World Cup game with Brasil -
1) Cachaca fina de Alambique, Brazilian rum, On Special for $31.99, with 40% alcohol by volume, this is really fine, elegant, polished shiny sun-bright refreshing - a treat, come try the Caipirinha we will make here for you all tomorrow! We have Arpan here on hand to lead us through this and -
2)  Maison Leblon - Selecao Verde, Cachaca,  : " Made from the most select sugar cane during the heart of the 2014 harvest, Selecao Verde is a still-strength unfiltered alambique Cachaca from the Maison Leblon in Patos de Minas, Minas Gervais. With notes of lemongrass, lychee, and fresh citrus. On Special for $18.99 a 375ml bottle, with 45% alcohol by volume, Regularly it is $23.99 a bottle, come taste this Brazilian gem here tomorrow, just clear like their quartz cystals from the town of Crystalina!
3) Cedilla liqueur de Acai, Brasil, with 25% alcohol by volume, 650ml bottle, On Special for $31.99, regularly $39.99 a bottle, deep dark purple-garnet color, lovely to sip on it's own on the rocks, and to blend, too : and so healthy, refreshing , ahhhhhhh alive, too!
WINE From Chris & Tony - Cans & Bottles!
1) 3 types of cans from the Old Westminster Winery-
a) Farmer Fizz, sparkling Chardonnay, $10.99 for a 12-ounce can which is the same thing as a half-bottle of wine. Refreshing.
b) Seeds & Skins a Pinot Grigio, 375ml can with 11% alcohol by volume, some really fine taste and mouth-feel, too - nice!
c) Carbonis red wine Cabernet Franc, with 12.1% alcohol by volume, medium-to-light-bodied, refreshing and has developed nicely with some extra dimensions now, chill 30-40 minutes and rip through life with it!
SOME of these are all already chilled for you in our cooler. ENJOY.
1) Rueda Spanish Verdejo 2016 from CALAMAR,  $13.49 a bottle, I like the grip and the substance to this fine Spanish white, it has some real substance and character, I like it, cheers! Nice for the salads and other hot-weather meals at this time of the year!
2) Anastasia Moschofilero 2017 dry white wine from the BOSINAKIS in Arcadia, $9.99 a bottle, some great rich and bright flavors that roll and soak nicely tongue and palate, enjoyed some at Spartan's Family restaurant in Burke, Virginia last night with my family, and highly recommend it. It went great with our Souvlaki Chicken and Pork.
3) Retsina of Lemnos, made with organic grapes grown on volcanic soil, $11.99, a Bio wine, with 12% alcohol by volume, this retsina is so mild, so mellow, so delicate, it will appeal to those that want total finesse in the taste, 500ml bottle.
ONE Dry Rose from the Basque country -
1) Gateriako Trakolina GANETA rose, with 11% alcohol by volume, $22.99, dry , refined, some great smooth acidity, lively, not heavy, a treat for the humidity and heat hits us, and you will enjoy it's inner strength, too! Engaging dry rose.
TWO Cru Beaujolais Wines from Burgundy, France - both from Mars Lafont :
1) Saint-Amour2015, with 13.5% alcohol by volume, $21.99 : made from 100% Gamay grapes, this is such a lovely, versatile wine to chill 30-40minutes and enjoy with so many summer meals, it is so lovely, engaging and accamadating!
2) Chiroubles 2012, $18.99, with 12.5% alcohol by volume, more muscle, maturity, grip, grit, mmmmm a really fine medium-to-lighter-bodied dry red that needs to be chilled 40-60minutes and served with piping hot meals right off your grill outside in the full majesty and warmth of the day!
ONE Spanish Rioja red -
1) Altos 2014 Rioja dry red, On Special for $9.99 a bottle - with some bottle-age so that more complexity is in full array, this is an incredible Tempranillo dry red blend from Rioja, Spain to enjoy chilled 30-40 minutes and served with all your favorite summer meals!
ONE Greek Dry Red -
1) Averoff , a dry red wine of Greece 2014, from KATOGI, $16.49 a bottle, a 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Agiorgitiko, from the Penepolese penninsula, love the flavor, the taste, the character and personality are big and dry and really distinct, so with a meal chilled 30-40 minutes, this will be very successful, really a fine treat!
ONE Super Tuscan dry red blend -
1) Toscana Rosso from Guilio Fossi, a 2013 blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, hearty, muscular, some real body and so this medium-bodied red from Tuscany is best with a meal, and the sale will go off at the end of the batch we have now, with a 3 for $33, and a 6 for $60, the price on one bottle is $12.99 a bottle! Come get some while we still have it, so far it has been a big hit with our customers. Cheers.
ONE Fine Sicilian dry Red FRappato -
1) Mandragola Frappato PAOLO CALI  dry Vittoria DOC red is medium-to-light-bodied, $21.99 a bottle, with 13,5% alcohol by volume, chill 40 minutes and enjoy with almost any summer meal, it is a pure delight sure to charm and to please and to make you all turn your heads and focus more intently on it once you try it! Robert will taste two of Paolo's wines here tomorrow!
ONE fine Northern Rhone dry red Syrah wine -
1) 2015 Cote-Rotie " Eminence " from REMI NIERO, $78.99 a bottle, with 13.5% alcohol by volume, from Kysela Per et Fils et Fille, the ' TOP-niveau ' in quality, so much a reflection of the roasted slope there along the northern Rhone river yes, si si si, venez nous voir amis! Come see us for this special treat, come buy a bottle tomorrow Wednesday when the price drops to from $76.99 to $61.59.
TASTINGS this week -
Wednesday, June 27th, 5:30-8:30PM : JOIN US tomorrow for our great TWO-PART Tasting here -
1) Celebrate the World Cup here with the Cachaca Leblon - taste three here and celebrate the match with Brasil.
2) Celebrate early the 4th of July here with us and with five great wine personalities pouring an assortment of 23 wines her from their portfolios for you to enjoy!
Friday, June 29th, 2018 TWO In-Store Tastings, ONE outdoors tasting :
Here in the store we have :
1) Andrea Shank of Vino de Sol tasting the fine ' value ' wines of GEN 5 , an assortment, come see what you all think? From Lodi, California, they are Certified Green, using sustainable growing and winemaking. We love this, we love their values, too . TASTE the Merlot, the Cabernet Sauvignon, the Zinfandel, and the Chardonnay : ALL On Special for $10.99
2) We have Dave from TWIN VALLEY Distillers here from Rockville, Maryland here to pour an assortment of his spirits with you all.
Outdoors hosted by us and the Firehook Bakery in their Roma courtyard Tess ( 5-7:30PM )  will pour three dry rose wines :
a) California SMOKE TREE dry Pinot Noir rose, $20.99.
b) 187ml bottles of the Chandon California dry rose sparkling wine
c) Western Australia, Margaret River CAPE MENTELLE dry rose, 2017, $16.49. Enjoy the event, and if you want to buy a bottle and take it home to continue enjoying you can stop by here and get it here from us.
Saturday, June 30th, 20182-6PM, ) we have TWO tastings for you all to enjoy here -
1) Eddie tastes these fine wines :
a)La Gemella Barbera from Piemonte, Italy - really traditional old-world food style,
b) Wagner Finger Lakes Dry Riesling from New York, and
c) Palissades French Sauvignon Blanc, - clean, crisp, lively, bright, exuberant taste - great with food!
2) Republic Restoratives Spirits from Washington DC, tasting the Civic vodka, the Bourough Bourbon and the Rodham Rye, mmmm to all three. The only local distillery owned by women. A treat.
JOIN US, everyone always welcome!
THANKS a MILLION for everything, you all are the very very best! We are here for you, come see us, hang a bit, chill, share stories, cheers!  TONY  6/26/2018

What follows below is an old store email that i wrote and posted june 24th, 2014 i believe, read and enjoy it if you have time, cheers, TONY 6/26/2018

 We ARE READY now , Are YOU?!?

I COULD TALK ABOUT  the fact that Ramaden begins this Sunday or I could be more general. Life is so short and I am constantly reminded of this as we get into the heat and the humidity of this summer that holds such promise. One of my favorite parts of a conversation with any customer is asking where and if they are getting away this summer? I get so many varied answers and some are so positive and I just want to go along with them. Some are more challenging as in how I should respond because often now many include people taking care of a family member or a loved one, like Albert and Isabel, like Stephen used to do.
I ASKED ANDREW if he was really in Cahors, France and he said : " Yes, " that he was as so many producers and  importers are anxious to get their wines available here in fine wine stores as well as in fine restaurants and hotels, etcetera. I told Andrew just now : " I must be in the wrong business!?! You are always traveling and I am always left here behind! I am not happy with you Andrew " I said. Oh well, I guess that I just need to get a wholesaler job again so that I may travel like he does, as a wholesaler and sometimes as a broker.
JUST THIS WEEKEND FERNANDO was telling me how much he liked the CEDRE Heritage Malbec, Cahors 2011, $15.99, 13% alcohol by volume, from Vire in France's Lot region just south of Bordeaux on the Atlantic coast almost, home of France's great stew that is such wonderful ' comfort food ' called cassoulet. Any of you know it, any of you enjoyed it, any of you had it at Lavandou Provencale restaurant in the past? I have and I did , and I love both Cahors and cassoulet. Chill this CEDRE HERITAGE slightly and enjoy it with something steaming-hot off your grill. What a treat. I have also visited Cahors the town and the region and loved it years ago. 
I WAS WINED AND DINED Andrew by the two Rigal brothers back in the mid eighties. What a wonderful treat that was. I went with my good friend Philippe the mayor and also the owner and the chef of the restaurant LA PETITE RIGAUDIE in the center of Cahors. We were well-received and tasted and had lunch there and were the first to bring the wine, to import it to this area to the Mayflower Wines & Spirits? Yes, I think that is all correct.
BUT I WOULD HAVE LOVED to have been on the Pont de Cahors with you Andrew, the great time we could have had, what an experience. Loved the pictures you posted Andrew. Thanks for sharing them.
NEWS FLASH : Our good customers Lisa and Rick were just here will I was speaking with Dan Terrasa of William Harrison Imports and giving him an order for July of many fine French wines  ( and our first-organic Argentine Malbec that I recommend when not recommending Cahors , the ALPAMANTA 2010, $14.99 a bottle, 13.5% alcohol by volume, from Mendoza, Argentina, that is bright and rich and really fruit-forward-complete-balanced Malbec-so-fine-too ).
Lisa HAD A BOTTLE of the 2012 Pinot Gris FORIS Rogue Valley, Oregon, $16.99, 13.9% alcohol by volume, that they just recently used two cases for their wedding in Ogallala, Nebraska where Lisa is from : Rick is from Oregon. See the connection? ANYWAY, I started asking many questions like : " And they were able to get the wine for you there? " Lisa and Rick both smiled.
LISA SAID  : " My sister got it for me from where she lives across the state. It's five hour's away from Ogallala. It was the closest that we could have it shipped for us and since she lived by the distributor she could pick it up at a local shop there.
I LOVE THIS  kind of story : this is real life! Love it!! I had originally recommended it to them when they came in search of an Oregon wine for their wedding. They tried it that night and Rick just told me they immediately said : " No need to look any further." Gotta love that, too! I certainly do. As the stories finished that I read years ago to my kids on the " Pound Puppies " : ' And another job well done by the pound puppies... " WOW: LIFE IS SO VERY unpredictable. Regis Scheithauer of Roanoke Imports just stopped by. He has sold me these FORIS wines like the Moscato, Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer ( all in stock here ) that we sell regularly and have fans for all of them.
I SHARED THIS STORY  with him just now and he smiled and said : " They make some good wines. " They certainly do Regis. It was when you visited with the rep from FORIS the last time and I tasted five or so that I fell in love completely with this 2012 Pinot Gris declaring that it was my favorite of the tasting. I told her and Regis several times, and I believe it is perfect for drinking now and this hot weather, with or without a meal. Cheers Regis, and thanks for all the great service, time, energy, sample bottles that you have given us over the years here. It's been a pleasure and an honor to work with you so well and so closely introducing so many wonderful wines over the years here to our customers. Cheers!
I JUST SAW KAREN here of ' Karen and Craig ' that needed some sake and it was nice to catch up with her and discuss our families and the neighborhood , and , ' the most important thing, a lasting relationship ' : I agree Karen. I hope that the HAKUTSURO sake, $13.99 works well for your recipe. Let me know.
OOPS, this store email is also about BEER, CIDER, LIQUEUR and LIQUOR, what am I doing??!?
1) Overcast  ' Expresso Stout ' from the OAKSHIRE Brewing Company - craftmanship defined, oatmeal stout ( On Special for $11.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce cans, 5.8% alcohol by volume, from Eugene, Oregon ) : I still not have sampled them but it looks like something that I might really like Santos? When are we doing an in-store beer-tasting of them? Let me know. Cheers.
2) ' Quadro Triticale ' a Belgina-style quadrupel ale from STONE Stochasticity Project ' brewed with triticale grain ( On Special for $9.99 a 1 Pt. 6 FL. Oz. bottle , 9.3% alcohol by volume, San Diego County, CA. go to : www.Stochasticity.com for more info ) : using Belgian yeast / Ardennes strain, and some dark Candi sugar with Pilsner malt & flaked Triticale ... sounds really bold and flavorful, more for a meal?
3) Cuvee Van De Keizer , a Belgian Ale from GOUDEN CAROLUS , Jaargang 2013, ( On Special for $12.99 a 1 Pt. 9.4Fl. Oz bottle, 11 % alcohol by volume, product of Belgium ) : label in gold and black and so much written on it you have to come and read and believe for yourselves! May be way too strong for me, but ' just right ' for many of you, that's what I think.
LIQUEUR - LIQUOR From Malkit & Jagir :
1) Premium Orangecello Orange Liqueur from GIOLA LUISA ( $24.99 a 750ml bottle, 30% alcohol by volume, from Sorrento, Italy ) : " new and exciting " and what we will be trying I believe here this Friday night with the cream and the limoncello on June 27th, 2014 from 5-8PM? And did I hear right that Feliciano the distiller/maker will be here tasting this himself? Go to : www.golimoncello.com  for more info and try some of the recipes they recommend there.
2) 100% Grain Neutral Spirit Oude Fine Old Genever from BOOMSMA  ( $24.99 a 750ml bottle, 40% alcohol by volume, from Leewarden, since 1883, from Holland ) : another style worth trying!
3) Small Batch Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey from BERNHEIM Original ( $32.99, 45% alcohol by volume, ... ) ... an ' original ' - something to try perhaps for the very first time.

Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits
June 24th, 2014


1) BUY ANY sparkling wine bottle over $20 a bottle and SAVE 15% OFF the
marked sticker price ( except for VEUVE CLICQUOT ).
2) Mix six or more bottles and save 10% OFF the marked sticker prices.
3) BUY 12 or more bottles of sparkling or still wine and SAVE 15% OFF the
marked sticker prices.
Includes Port, Sherry, Marsala, Madeira, Sake.


1) BUY ANY Still Wine over $20 a bottle and SAVE 20% OFF the marked
sticker prices.
2) BUY SIX or MORE bottles of still ( non-sparkling wine ) and SAVE 15%
OFF the marked sticker prices.
3) BUY TWELVE OR MORE non-sparkling wines and SAVE 20% OFF the marked
sticker prices.
INCLUDED are Port, Sherry, Madeira, Marsala and Sake.
MIX THINGS UP. Have fun, get more of what you want this way. spread out
your experiences, too.

WINE : So little time left so I will list My FAVES here :
     1) Rosso from Gabrielle Rausse a blend of Sangiovese and Barbera that's perfect for summer drinking, $14.99 a bottle!
     2) ' Bellunom " sweet Cabernet Sauvignon from PODIUM is On Special for $7.99 a will please many that are just starting to drink wine, great butterflies on the whole bottle surface, too that also look like flowers in bloom ...
     3) 1000 Veneto liters of dry Italian Riesling, $13.99 a bottle - what fine white for now!
     4) Provence dry rose from France from MARIVAL , $27.99 that is delicately delicious! So fine, so elegantly elevated and silky and undulates so nicely on one's palate ...
     Friday, June 27th, 2014 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Enrico coming here to taste some of his FABulous Italian artisinal-family-country-mom-&-pop-grandfathers-that-can-still-walk-and-tend-the-vines wineries from Veneto and all around Italy! We will taste the Durello 2008, $22.99,  dry Veneto white, 13% alcohol by volume  from Sandro De Bruno for example!
     ALSO : our Limoncello GIOLA LUISA tasting here from 5-8PM mentioned above! JOIN US, NEVER any charge, ever!
     Saturday, June 28th, 2014 ( 2-6PM ) : VINO50states&selecrtions ' Road Trip ' with Andrew Stover that includes wines from Arizona, Michigan, Idaho, New Mexico, New York, Missouri, Virginia possibly and , ... you never know, we might surprise you ... Andrew Stover will pour.

THANKS for everything, lots happening here, too much to tell. We are working on a new web page and that's very exciting, waiting for the proofs to see where we stand.
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CHEERS ALL, thanks again...   TONY