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Happy LABOR DAY To Us All! Let's celebrate, push the edges, carve out a niche,
go ' for it ! ' Not feel squeezed out of our last few days and hours and moments
of basking in the glow, the sunshine, the moonlight , the super moon, the red
moon, of silly mooning around, grinning, feeling alive and in touch ... oh yeah.
LEt us help you, we love helping you, really, yes we do ,... and you know those
of that shop here that we delight in helping you.
Labor Day TREATS here @ cleveland park wines ...
What will you all need? what have you put off doing all summer that you would
still like to do? Do you need any ideas? Come on by, we are full of ideas,
perhaps too many ideas but we can comb through some and find the ones that are
perfect for you ...
WE HAVE SO MANY things to be grateful for and sometimes they are just under our
noses.On Sunday night my wife and I went to see the movie : " the One Hundred
Foot Journey " and we both absolutely loved it! Perhaps this can be the base of
this week's store email for me as I do like to have some themes to run through
what I write. Labor Day is, of course, the principle theme and celebration. And
in Washington D.C. and the surrounding metropolitan region many cultures,
peoples, religions, beliefs, politics, arts, food and spirits all convene here
and we all find common ground and celebrate.
OF COURSE For LABOR DAY many of us will be grilling, but there are so many
things to grill and so many ways to grill, marinate, prepare, respect, reveal,
celebrate and come to know better and taste better whatever it may be? I grilled
some chicken thighs, for example last night for my wife and daughter. hey have
started back to school already, it is very hard for them, yesterday having been
their first day.
SO : We All Will Be Perhaps Eating Outside this weekend, weather permitting?
hat's the plan I would imagine, make things as simple as possible to enjoy every
last minute and moment and drop and taste and flavor. Sounds like a great plan.
WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? MEAT OR FISH OR VEGETABLE OR ALL THREE?!? You can go
completely vegetarian, that's a strong possibility. My friend and customer
Andrea made me keenly aware that not everyone is a meat/eater. She's right,
really she is. I have had to add a whole knew vocabulary and way of talking
about beer, cider, liqueur, liquor and wine as a result of my conversations with
Andrea. hank you Andrea.
SO : For two nights in a row I grilled. I love to grill. I grill vegetables as
well as fish and meat Andrea, promise I do.
ON Sunday night I grilled the salmon fillet my wife brought home, and last night
it was the chicken thighs. I have to say that watching the movie " The Hundred
Foot Journey " influenced my cooking of the chicken thighs and I am happy to say
that my wife commented several times on how tasty it was, how much she enjoyed
it. She asked me what secret spices I might have used to cook it? I said ; "
Cardamon . " She said, ' no, we do not have any. ' I told her I bought some at
the store. It was used by the Indian chef in some of his recipes and so I
thought I would mention that. She is correct, there was no Cardamon used, and
yet I did marinate and soak the chicken thighs for awhile in many ' Tony spices.
' ThAT'S ALL THAT I WILL SAY, VERY SECRET! Cheers.
I LIKED how so much emphasis was made on cooking and either ' having it ' or
not, about knowing and understanding and tasting one's ingredients. I told my
wife and daughter last night that I wished I had worked in Philippe Mellot's
kitchen at the Hotel De La Rigaudie in Sarlat, France years ago. I told her it
would be fun, and then I quickly added : " No, cooking is not fun, it's work,
hard work, a real labor of love. " She agreed with me. I would have learned a
lot. Now I glean a lot from family and friends and chefs that I know , and
movies that I watch and that inspire me, as well as books on food that do the
same. Wow, all so inspiring.
So , Once Again ... about LABOR DAY :
What to serve? he Pumpkin beers are all coming out early, so are the
Octoberfest beers starting to poke out from the corners. What do you think? Do
you want to serve any Pumpkin ales or any Octoberfest beers? We have some, of
course. hen there are the summer seasonal beers as well , and all/time favorite
beers of ours? I have some that I have brought to the table here to mention that
might be fun as hopefully we will be gathered around outside in the warmth and
sunshine around a grill with family and friends.
1/ French Craft Organic Ale from the MOULINS D'ASCQ Blonde / On Special
for $3.49 an 11 Fl. Oz bottle, , 6.2 percent alcohol by volume, USDA certified
Organic Ecocert France Sas, go to : www.moulinsdascq.fr for more info / I have
to include this having seen the movie. Seems like it would cut through some of
the sauces and the flavorings we add to our food? I would be happy to give it a
try. What about you all?
2/ ' Boont Barl ' Bourbon Barrel Amber Ale from ANDERSON VALLEY , a malt
beverage aged in 6 months in WILD URKEY bourbon barrels : / $12.99 a 22 Fl. Oz
bottle, 6 percent alcohol by volume, / Bahl Hornin' since 1987 ... from
Boonesville, CA., an Amber Ale ... go to : www.avbc.com for more info ...
cheers, perfect to hold in your hands outside on Labor Day I would say , ...
nice taste, too.
I JUST SPOKE to Santos about Labor Day : He mentioned two just now ...
1/ ' HOP / A / Peel from ATWATER BREWERY IN DETROIT, MI., ale brewed with
orange peel, : " An American IPA with mass a/peel Cascade and Chinook team with
hops of the ' Super Cascade ' variety, to help you feel this brew right down to
your navel. Dried and ground orange peel helps deliver a citric bittering
that'll have your tongue feel like it's on vacation in Florida. "
I LIKE THAT, ... ' that'll have your tongue feel like it's on vacation in
Florida." I like that a lot, we should all feel like we are still ' on vacation
in Florida ' or wherever else we may be. hat is a noble goal to strive for,
let's all strive to feel like we are ' on vacation! '
2/ ' Peacemaker ' Pale Ale from LONERIDER Brewing Company , Ales for
Outlaws, : / On Special for $6.49 a bottle , regularly $9.99 a six/ pack , 5.7
percent alcohol by volume, from Raleigh, North Carolina,go to :
www.LoneriderBeer.com for more info ... : " Don't let the badge fool you /
Peacemaker is popular with lawmen and outlaws alike. ThiS PALE ALE USES SEVERAL
HOP VARIETIES AND EUROPEAN MALTS FOR A UNIQUE and bountiful hop aroma with a
balanced bitterness." ry some, what an incredible choice for Labor Day weekend
and an incredible value, too. Cheers.
AND A HARD CIDER FROM SANTOS :
1/ Hard Cider Private Reserve Belgian White, BelgianStyle cider from
WOODCHUCK / On Special for $9.99 a six/pack of 12 ounce bottles, 5.5 percent
alcohol by volume, gluten/free, too. his ' new and exciting ' and perfect for
Labor Day celebrations. Great with fish and cheese, from Middlebury, Vermont. "
A handcrafted treasure, the ultra/limited edition private reserve Belgian white,
is crafted with a classic Belgian beer yeast, cloudy, with a rich, golden hue.
It presents a delicate aroma and taste , with coriander and orange notes. It
pairs excellently with seafood fare, mixed greens or sharp cheeses. "
BUT HEY, LABOR DAY is also some spirits as well as beer, cider and wine ...
let's see what we have :
FROM MALKIT and JAGIR we have :
1/ ZODIAC Vodka Luxury Potato Spirits : / $29.99 a ml bottle, called '
Cancer ' / June 22 to July 23 / 40 percent alcohol by volume, ... handcrafted in
Idaho, USA, the heart of potato country. Zodiac is carefully filtered through
Canadian birch charcoal and blended with Rocky Mountain Spring water. Smooth as
can be, you must try some ...
2/ Family Gin Distillers Since 1863, HAYMAN'S London Dry Gin With 10
Botanicals : / $29.99 a bottle, 47 percent alcohol by volume, ,,, great
tradition, taste and flavors, discover it all over again : a classic.
3/ Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey : / On Special for
$26.99 a bottle, 95 percent proof, ... : " he unapologetic and independent
spirit, made for those who take their bourbon seriously." So true, great point,
many of us do, too, take our bourbon whiskey seriously!
4/ Brandy from Virginia from CATOCTIN CREEK , this " Distiller's Reserve "
Hand/Crafted, Small/Batch at $46.99 a 750ml bottle, 40 percent alcohol by
volume, is quite smooth and very pleasing and enjoyable to sip, even with the
warmer weather, especially at night when things cool down some and the stars are
shining bright : perfect for this Labor Day weekend celebration of ours. Cheers
5/ Apple Jack from LAIRD'S , it's a smooth blend, from America's oldest
family/run distiller, $22.99 a 750ml bottle, 40 percent alcohol by volume, nice
to sip and enjoy into the night looking up at the moon and dreaming and
remembering and planning and getting the nerve up to do some things, finally,
that you have been wanting to do for a lifetime and just have to start doing!
Cheers. Delightful to sip, a treat to blend, love the apple, a fine expression
of the apple as a brandy ... enjoy.
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
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
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.
SAVE , SAVE, SAVE MORE @ CP WINES!
WINES From Chris And Tony :
1/ ' Deux ' 211 from Domaine POUILLON , a dry white blend of 55 percent
Chardonnay and 45 percent Viognier from the Columbia Valley : / $24.99 a bottle,
13.8 percent alcohol by volume, from Lyle, WA. State ... made by a local French
legend , the son of Jean/Louis Paladin of the Jean Louis restaurant that was so
popular back at the Watergate Hotel back in the eighties, remember? Well his son
is making some brilliant wines here. His mother had going for years the really
wonderful fish restaurant on P Streets N.W. off of Dupont Circle called PESCE.
Food and wine, a great winning combination : fine, FINE wine here, distinct and
flavorful and wonderful with a meal, many a meal, when we grill outside...
2/ 2011 Oregon Pinot Gris from the Rudolfo Vineyard at LUMOS in
McMinnville, Oregon, $21.99 a bottle, 12.6 percent alcohol by volume, this has
developed now many of it's extra flavors and is mature and delicious and will be
great for Labor Day as well as these extra developed flavors will hold their own
against many a food and spice and seasoning and marinated taste ... what fun,
what an adventure, live a little, experience the wealth of a full palate of
3/ McPherson ' Les Copains / The Friends ' 2013 Dry Rose from Texas, $16.99
a 750ml bottle, 12.9 percent alcohol by volume, is a lovely, delicate, dry and
lilting and rich/tasting rose with 15 percent Viognier alcohol by volume, ... I
wrote about it last week and am again writing about it now ...
4/ 2011 Norton Estate/ Bottled from the STONE HILL Winery in Missouri, a
great food wine, $22.99, 13.8 percent alcohol by volume, go to :
www.stonehillwinery.com for more info. Fun and exciting and so typical and
American and important and special and a true American expression! You must try
this at some point, NOW is a great point! Cheers, needs food, needs a flavorful,
WE WANT TO SAY HOW SORRY we are for the Napa Valley and their recent
earthquake on Sunday night I believe at 3 AM in the morning was it? Anyway, we
are here and thrilled to represent Napa wines and have some of both the :
1/ BV 211 Rutherford Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, $36.99 a bottle, and
2/ Reserve Tapestry 2010 Napa Valley Meritage Bordeaux blend, $77.99 a
bottle for you to all celebrate this Labor Day weekend in how fine the wines of
the Napa Valley are, have been and still can and will be ... cheers, our
thoughts are very much now, very heavy, too ,,, as we think of you and the
rebuilding and the work you all have ahead of yourselves, and harvest, too! Lots
on your plates now, good luck with it all, we will sell you wines and help that
4/ 2011 ' Mangus ' ARIZONA Red WINE ... FROM THE COCHISE COUNTY in Arizona,
this is a wine of elegance and finesse and perfect for this heat and humidity,
$29.99 a bottle, try some, live some, experience some, step outside your comfort
zone, and ENJOY A WHOLE LO ...
Week's Tastings :
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29TH, 2014 FROM 5 TO 8 PM : Taste the wines of Greece with
Sotiris Bafitis a selection of FABulous Greek wines!
SATURDAY, August 30th, 2014 from 2 to 6 PM : Taste the WINES OF ROBERT AND
OF SPAIN : FABulous Albarino white and red Priorat and Rioja... and more ...
NEVER ANY CHARGE, EVERYONE ALWAYS WELCOME!
THANKS for everything, call us when you need a delivery and we will come see
you, 202 363 4265 or simply come by ... TONY