Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Lovely Serendipitous Dinner At The Range Restaurant On Tues. September 2nd, 2014 With Tom Clare Celebrating The MANOS NEGRAS Argentina Reds Of Jeff Moshbach


















This was a great and unexpected occasion for me to discover the restaurant RANGE here in Washington D.C., Northwest, and to celebrate Tom Clare of Opici Imports that invited me as well as Jeff Moshbach of his own Argentina red wines of the MANOS NEGRAS, the 2010 Pinot Noir dry and pithy red from Argentina;s Pategonia region, as well as the 2010 Stone Soil Select from Mendoza, Argentina. Too bad they were not served with the meal. We had to make due with the excellent French wine selections off the RANGE restaurant list instead. Oh well, I imagined what the MANOS NEGRAS reds would have tasted like with my appetizers and also with my smoked dish pork dish. Cheers, Anthony / TONY / Quinn  Thursday, September 17th, 2014




These are the pictures I took using Tom Clare's phone, thanks Tom! I appreciate you having invited me to come and join you and Jeff and the others pictured here from retail as well as from the Argentina Embassy as well. Cheers,  TONY
















Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Anthony Quinn's Tuesday Store Email For Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits Today On : Chateau Monbrizon Margaux 2010, LALANDE Chardonnay From France, BOE New York State Wines, XINGU Beer Of Brazil, BREAUX Vineyards VA. Dry Rose, Kilbegann Irish Whiskey, 2Ginger Irish Whiskey, Tyrconell Irish Whiskey, DC BRAU Beer, And More ... Much More, Read And Enjoy ...


IT'S HARD TO HAVE SO MUCH CONSTANTLY THROWN AT US, AND HERE WE ARE DOING the
very same thing to you and I apologize for that as it is almost too much for any
of us to bear and to address on a daily basis these days. I am speaking about
the Navy Yard shooting with twelve deaths that happened a year ago. That was
tragic, and what is even harder is that one of our favorite customers was right
there when it all happened as was split seconds away from getting possibly shot
, too. I do not want to say any more as it is so sensitive and yet I feel the
pain for those families that lost their loved ones. Our thoughts are with you.

THEN THERE IS THE ROBIN THICKE FIASCO with the " Blurred Lines " song that has
such a close similarity to the Marvin Gay classic , both songs that we have all
grown to love and are happy to hear whenever they are played on the radio ...

WHAT DO YOU LIKE to drink when you hear the song " Blurred Lines " come on the
radio? I like lots of things, mostly just to sip slowly my wine and listen and
get caught/up completely in the words, the sounds, the many possible
interpretations of it all. I like it, my wife, daughter and son like it, even my
brother/in/law likes it and we were all grooving to it as we drove home this
August from the Outer Banks vacation that we thoroughly enjoyed together.
Remember that, remember your vacations? We took lots of wine with us thanks to
many of our generous wholesalers and some of those wines given to me to taste
will be on our shelves very soon as they were excellent in many cases. I got the
' thumb's up ' from my wife and daughter, and even my college roommate on a
number of them.

ONE OF THE WINES was the 2013  " Evolucio " Tokaj dry  Furmint from Hungary,
$11.99  a 750ml bottle,  13.5 percent alcohol by volume. I just saw a customer
at our register that is off today and working from home and he just said : " Hey
that Furmint white worked really well with our Asian/inspired meal this past
weekend. " Funny that I was just going to get a bottle to write about and within
a minute of that we would be discussing this wine together?!? What are the
chances?!?! Rosie O'Donnell called this type of thing in the movie " Sleepless
In Seattle " ...  " a sign ".

I GET THIS FROM ANDREW  as well as the small 375ML bottle of late harvest that
is made by EVOLUCIO as well. This bottle I am thrilled to say will be here soon
as I really enjoyed it sitting on the water's edge in Rodanthe, North Carolina
with my college roommate on the Saturday night in early August when there was
the second ' super moon ' we have enjoyed this year.  We were sitting on the
sand with the waves lapping at us and it was wonderful and just a bit crazy to
be sharing some ' late harvest ' Tokaj like this from the bottle, no stemeware,
a bit risque I would say, but so liberating, so natural, loved it!

ON THIS SATURDAY night there was no clouds and so we were spot/lighted and yet
it was late and we were the only ones there and so the beach was our own , or so
it felt, and the ' late harvest " blend of Furmint and another grape called
Harslevelu was delicious and rich and sweet without any cloying qualities at
all, perfect, super for our super experience lit by a splendid super moon ...
did I say " super ' too many times?! Probably ...

SPEAKING OF The Indigenous Grape Variety HARSLEVELU that is blended with the
FURMINT INDIGENOUS GRAPE VARIETY IN HUNGARY, we have a dry one from PATRICIUS
Tokaj, a 2012 from Szaras. $21.99 a bottle, 12.5 percent alcohol by volume, that
I tried with our local rep Jean Gagliolo and fell right in love with and ordered
immediately along with the dry Furmint, $21.99 a bottle as well, ... and both
are now on our shelves and world/class and well worth coming here to be amazed
and pleased, enthralled and entertained and overall joyed where you will say :
wow, ohhh boyyyyy!

HERE'S ANOTHER SIGN : Beni /   short for Benedita /  came by with Rocco and her
other child, living in Roslyn, VA. and asking for the beers from Brazil that we
have? I showed here three. Then I showed her the Cachaca's and the SALON and the
LIDIO CARRARO wines and she said with a smile : " This is amazing. " She was
very pleased to find the 51 Cachaca here, $20.99, as well as the XINGU beer , On
Special for $11.99 a six/pack  ? " I don't like the ITAIPAVA Pilsen " she said
quickly ... that we just received and have  On Special for $8.99 a six/pack ...
oh well, you can't win them all or please them all, and  the PALMA LOUCA, $10.99
a six/pack ... Beni asked if we made deliveries? Malkit and I both said that we
did, $30 dollar minimums, here in Washington D.C. where it is legal. Beni told
me that there are many Brazilians living in Roslyn, VA. , something that I did
not know? Good news to me ...

MALKIT And I Started Our day with some fine Irish Whiskies, three of which we
already stock here ...

Just had our local rep Bill Brobett of the Republic National Distributors with
Niamh Buckley , New jersey Irish rep for 2Gingers, Kilbeggan Distilling Co.,
Connomara and Tyrconnell Irish whiskies come and taste with Malkit Singh and me
/ Anthony Quinn / and we just tried these, starting with the 2Ginger. My
immediate comment was how smooth and silky and velvety it and the others, as I
tasted them, one after the other , are/were! I was pleased, I was impressed, I
was smiling and happy that we already had three here to sell and offer you all.
We talked about doing and in/store Irish whiskey tasting here. I said it was a
great idea as there is a lot of interest in this category, and they are all so
smooth and silky next to many of the Scotch whiskies, so together both groups
complement the other and that is great.

We have :

1/ 2Gingers Irish Whiskey, $21.99 a 750ml bottle, 40 percent alcohol by volume,
I liked it from the very first sip, and I liked the name that is named after two
of the redheads in the family as the term " ginger " is what they call redheads.
I like that, I like it a lot, nice, just like this 2Gonger is, and quite the
value, too.

2/ The TYRCONNELL Single Malt Whiskey , $39.99 a 750ml bottle, , est 1762,
distilled , matured and bottled in Ireland by Andrew A. Watt and Co. is quite
elegant, more body, more weight, more slight bite around the edges, and yet so
pleasing and smooth,,, I like it, too, and told Niamh that we have had it the
longest of the three I believe?

3/ CONNEMARA Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey, $ 50.99 a 750ml bottle, was the
strongest and last that we tasted and right from the bouquet alone it was my
least favorite. I told Niamh, however that for a peated whiskey that for me it
was the most feminine, pleasing and easy to enjoy.

I would rather, however, drink the 2Gingers and the Greenore that we do not have
yet as it is even thicker, creamier and sweeter and rounder than the 2Gingers.

In 2 weeks we will taste all of them here with Billy or someone else from the
company. Who knows, we may even be lucky enough to get Niamh Buckley to come
down from New Jersey and do the tasting here herself?!? We can always hope? It
would be a great platform for her and also for us and we do have Nanny O'Briens
Irish Pub just at the end of our block here. ... thanks Billy and Niamh ... TONY
9/ 16 / 2014 ...

BUT HEY, as I always like to say, let's not forget Santos and his splendid beers
and ales, ciders, too. We have many. Here are some to come here, drop everything
you are doing, and rush on down to savor them all, one after the other ...

1/  " Imperial IPA India Pale Ale " from GREEN FLASH, High Gravity , On
Special for $. a 1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz bottle, 9 percent alcohol by volume, ... taste
Enlightenment they say ... a " Colossal Hop Blend, Summit Nugget " , and they
continue : " King of the mountain of HOPS ... reaching new heights ... " They
pack a lot of info on the bottle, the label, come get one and enjoy reading
while you enjoy sipping ...from San Diego, California.

2/ " West Coast IPA India Pale Ale " from GREEN FLASH is extravagantly
hopped , Taste Enlightenment ... " 5 LAYERS HOPS, SIMCOE COLUMBUS CASCADE
Centennial CITRA, ...  " WE PUT THE WEST COAST on the map as craft beer pioneers
...  " it's here, and we are thrilled to have it! Come get some.

3/ " he Tradition " Golden Ale from DCBrau in Washington D.C. are a thrill
to have and to support local as well, flavorful, distinct, nothing whimpy or
innocuous here with these brews, $11.99 a six/pack ...   try some , live largely
...

WE ARE SO HAPPY TO HAVE SOME EXCELLENT LIQUORS  as well from Malkit and Jagir :

1/ Zing Zang  " Not Just Another Bloody Mary Mix! " is here, $5.99 a 1
quart bottle, : dark and deep and murky and wonderfully cloudy with just enough
light to highlight all that's rich and wonderful within ... come get some soon
for your next Bloody Mary ...

2/ COLORADO ' Gold " Rocky Mountain Whiskey Straight Bourbon, $56.99 a
750ml bottle,  a single barrel soon to be married with your palates,  is ' hot
off the bourbon barrel presses and we are thrilled to introduce it here and now
to you all!

3/ " Peligroso " / " Dangerous " sez Estebe / he's doing inventory now for
the Friday tasting here of the Tradewinds Specialty Imports here from  to  PM
... gracias Estebe, ... " Peligroso " Tequila Liqueur ' Cinnamon ' is also ' hot
and tasty ' and new and exciting here! Come check it out

4/ Bar Keep Lavender Organic Aromatic Bitters , $16.99 a 8 Oz bottle, 48
percent alcohol by volume, is ' new and exciting ' here ... try some, splurge,
live a bit more ...

AAAAAHHHHH, More Wine From Chris And Tony :

1/ Wine Men Of GOTHAM Chardonnay 2011, $9.99 a 750ML bottle, 12 percent
alcohol by volume : I like this wine from Romy, Kate and Bruce because it is
balanced, bright, low alcohol and a delight to sip with or without a meal, and
represents fine value, too from Australia ...

2/ Sangiovese Dell'Umbria, Italia, $9.99 a 750ml bottle, earthy, pithy,
spicy, a touch edgy and old/world, classic, food friendly style at a great price
: love it with my food!

3/ Chardonnay 2013 from LALANDE in southwest, France, $10.99 a 750ml
bottle, bright, fresh, forward, pleasing and another great value for a dry and
rounded and pleasing/sipping Chardonnay ... love it!

4/ 2013 Dry Virginia rose from BREAUX Vineyards, $17.99 a 750ml bottle,
from Purcelville, VA., this dark and deep color and flavor and taste is a
delight to match with many a meal, whether grilled or not, this is a beauty and
local and lively and flashy and fleshy and flowingly flamboyant too, sexy?!? All
good, all a treat, try some. live on the edge a bit, be brave, discover the
wealth of tastes and flavors and sensations out there ...

5 / CREMANT DE LOIRE DRY SPARKLING FRENCH ROSE from BAILLY LAPIERRE, $21.99
a 750ml bottle, a delight, a merveille, a silky and sensuous and sinewy,
slithering, sliding and stealthy sparkling dry toasty/ roasted series of flavors
to fire all the senses .. ohhh yeah!

Four Dry Red Bordeaux To Taste :

1/ Chateau Bouqueyran 2010 / fabulous Bordeaux vintage / from Moulis / just
outside of Margaux , Bordeaux, this $26.99 a 750ml bottle is drinking really
well as long as it is paired with a tasty meal, like the steaks we had last
night off our grill : and it represents a great value, too ... delicious, almost
perfect, getting steadily there ...

2/ Chateau OUR HAUT/ Caussan 2009 / another stellar Bordeaux vintage / is
another really fine value to snap up while you still can at only $27.99 a
bottle, to save or to enjoy now with a flavorful meal ...

3/ Chateau Des Graviers Margaux 2008 / a lighter, more drinkable now
vintage / at $38.99 a bottle this is a fine bottle to thoroughly enjoy right now
with a meal, and from Margaux, a delight, elegant, polished, balanced and
refined and smooth ... will complement many a dish, so versatile, really will
work with many meals ...

4/ Chateau Monbrison Grand Vin de Margaux, 2010 / a great vintage / from a
really fine producer, $61.99 a bottle, this is a gem, a diamond in the rough,
buy some, be patient, be completely rewarded for it all someday ...

SAVE BIG On TUESDAYS at Cleveland Park, and Wednesdays on still wines, up to 2
percent off .. read more ...

COME TODAY AND SAVE ... EVERY WEDNESDAY ....
READ ON : Our Weekly Wednesday, 3-Part Still ( Non-Sparkling ) Wine Sale
Tomorrow : 8/ 29 / 12 ALL DAY LONG!
1) BUY any still wine over $20 : SAVE 20% Off the marked sticker price even
if it's already On Special/SALE. 2) BUY any 12 still wines or more and SAVE
20% OFF the marked sticker price, whether On Special or not.
3) Buy 6-11 still wines and SAVE 10% OFF marked sticker prices, whether On
Special or not.THIS ALSO INCLUDES : ports, sherries, marsalas, madeiras, sakes,
box wines, all size bottles : mix it all up and cover all your needs, wants and
desires for this LABOR DAY WEEKEND!
IF YOU CAN'T COME : Call : 202-363-4265 and ask for Michel or Tony.WE DELIVER
Free in Washington D.C. for orders over $30. CALL!!!
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WEEK'S TASTINGS :

Friday, September 19th, 2014 , from 5 to 8 PM : We have Chris tasting for
Tradewinds Specialty Imports a ; 1/ dry Verdejo and Viura white Spanish blend, a
dry red Bobal red from Spain, a dry sparkling rose espumante/ a Spanish sherry
and another ' surprise ' for you all : show up and see what Estebe has up his
sleeves ... cheers ... join us, never any charge ...

Saturday, September 20th, 2014, from 2 to 6 PM with Andrew Stover here, I
think we may pour the BREAUX dry Virginia rose, we may do the ' late harvest '
Hungarian Tokaj I wrote about, we may do some other American wines from New York
State like the BOE wines from winemaker Allie, we have lots of choices, and
Andrew will be here first thing tomorrow to iron it all out with me. Call if you
need an update. I think we will use some of the SHINDIG Fizzi, On Special for
$21.99 a bottle from New York, we will see ... it's dry and crisp and cutting
and tasty this SHINDIG, come get some, try walking on the edge some ...

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING ...follow us on Twitter at : cpwinespirits and also at
wineenabler, and LIKE us on Facebook at : Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits!
Thanks a whole whole WHOLE lot ...   TONY

Anthony Quinn's Tuesday Store Email Of Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits Sent On September 10th, 2013 On : Compass, Dreyer, Yorkville Cellars California Wines, Chanarmuyo Argentina Rioja Alta, Tenuta Valdipiatta Tuscan Montepulciano And Colli Senesi Chianti, Riebeek Cellars Swartland South Africa, Maculan Italian Pino And Toi White Blend, Adoli Ghis Dry White Greek Blend From Sotiris Bafitis And Much More! Read On ... Enjoy ...


HAPPY YOM KIPPUR that begins at sunset this Saturday, September 14th, 2013!

BY THE WAY, DID YOU ALL KNOW that on the Teddy Roosevelt Bridge , driving to
work each day from Virginia that I see on the edge of the Bridge to my left with
the Kennedy Center as a backdrop, a " living GREEN " Washington Monument! YES :
it's true. Right there, growing before our eyes all summer long is a wondrous,
fun and spirited,  shooting upwards tendril vine , a most-certain climbing green
vine that quickly grew to cover up the lamp post that became it's anchor, it's
grounding for such a living spectacle of sun-loving green growth! I loved being
a witness to this and wonder if anyone else has noticed and made the same
connection?

FROM MY DRIVER'S SEAT I could see both this living . changing yearly " alive "
green  Washington Monument, right to the left of the now scaffold-covered "
original ". What fun, what life, what splendor, what a monument this all is to
being alive and reaching out for the essential embrace of our sun that keeps us
all alive and gives us the unique ability to thrive, stretch our arms and wings,
to climb, to reach for so very much. Cheers.

PUMPKIN BEERS GALORE, GINGER BEERS, TOO, GINS POPPING UP ALL OVER, HARD APPLE
CIDERS FINDING " New " EXPRESSION : this is a great time for so many categories,
the sky's the limit, really it is today as we all scramble just to keep up, just
to keep our heads above water. That's a challenge these days as many of you
already know. I have to say that I welcome this challenge as it certainly keeps
me feeling quite alive and younger, too.

TODAY : The " New " LANDSCAPE is much more than wine and that is something that
becomes painfully obvious to me each and every day! I have to try and keep up
with all of this, and I welcome writing this weekly store email as it really
does help me.

AS YOU ALL COME FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD we try and have at least something from
your home , wherever that may be. I wish that there was a better system in place
to help us. We get requests for things like Chinese wines, for more plum wines
with the plums inside the bottles, for the wines of Uruguay, or Peru, and of
Chile, too. That's just scraping the surface, believe me.

TWO YOUNG LADIES from Hungary, one named Anna came in search of their country's
wines and were very disappointed that we did not have any good Bull's Blood. We
will soon, that is one situation that Michel and I have been working to solve
and should have nipped in the bud by the end of this month.

WE TALK WITH YOU , OUR CUSTOMERS and explain that we need more help from our
suppliers, brokers, importers, wholesalers, reps to bring more of these things
to our attention. For example, I know that Ethiopian Honey Tej wine must still
be available? I know that the Ethiopian restaurants here must be selling it? SO,
if that's true, why aren't the wholesalers calling us, too : and asking us if we
would like to buy any? That would be nice, we would order it.

WHY DON'T THE EMBASSIES work more closely with us all, their Commercial Sections
could call us in the store and restaurants to alert us to what is available to
us and to you? That would be a " big help ", really it would, hint- hint ...

SPEAKING OF EMBASSIES, yesterday the Embassy of Uruguay had a major wine-tasting
from 1-5PM , including the excellent wines of CATAMAJOR,  STAGNARI, ... and , I
hope, BODEGAS CARRAU & BOUZA? We carry the BODEGAS CARRAU and the BOUZA ( 2011
Tannat Reserva, Montevideo, $23.99, 15% alcohol by volume,
www.bouza@bodegabouza.com ,  ALSO : bouza@bodegabouza.com, Tel : 598-2323-7491 ,
Chacras del Sur, S.A., INAVI 287 ), we used to carry both the CATAMAJOR and the
STAGNARI wines, lots of Tannat and Tannat Reserva. That's the French red grape
variety Uruguay has adopted as their own, and done very well with it. The grape
comes from France's Madiran region and is the grape with the highest amount of
natural Resveratrol, and thus been very much in the public's eye since 2006 when
many studies were released as to the benefits to all of us of Resveratrol.

AS A MATTER OF NOTE :  We carry the CHANARMUYO Reserva Family Wine from La
Rioja, Argentina : the 2009, $19.99, 15% alcohol by volume, from the Valle De
Chanarmuyo, go to : www.chanarmuyo.com.ar for more info. Big, flavorful, a fine
food wine when you grill outside in this late summer of ours. Enjoy, stay
healthy.

I WANT TO GIVE A " Big SHOUT OUT " TO YOU ALL : for all that you do to help us
keep Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits well-stocked. Because of you largely we have
the diversity and the variety that we offer you. By so often coming back from
trips with wonderfully-enriching experiences that you want to keep alive and
healthy, you come in search of products that we have or try and get for you.
Together we make a real difference, and for that I want to " MAKE SOME NOISE "
for you all! Cheers , thanks, obregado, merci, gracias, prego ....

SO : Let's Talk SOME ALE & BEER & Cider, Too : From Santos :

1) Scotch Ale from McEWAN'S ( On Special for $10.99 a 4-pack of 11.2 US Fl.
Oz bottles, 8% alcohol by volume, since 1856, WELLS & YOUNG'S Brewing, Bedford,
UK, MK40 4LU ; go to :   www.mcewans.co.uk for more info ) : glad to have this
here for you all, what a treat. Cheers.

2) Pivo Beer Stoljetna Tradicija, Okrunjeno Kvalitetom , since 1854, from
KARLOVACKO ( On Special for $3.99, 500ml bottle, 5% alcohol by volume, product
of Croatia, go to : www.karlovacko.hr for more information ) : what fun, we also
sell wines from Croatia. People's eyes light up with the mention of Croatia. How
many of you have been there? Please do comment at the end of this store email
and let us know. Cheers.
3) Organic Chocolate Stout from SAMUEL SMITH'S Brewery ) $4.99 a 1 Pt. 2.7
Fl. Oz bottle, 550ml, 5% alcohol by volume, Tadcaster, UK USDA Organic, ) : "
Brewed with water from the original brewery well sunk in 1758, the gently
roasted organic chocolate malt and real organic cocoa used in this ale impart a
delicious, smooth and creamy character, with inviting deep flavors and a
delightful finis - ...  ".

4) " Old Thumper " A Beast Of A Beer  from RINGWOOD BREWERY ( On Special
for $9.99 a 6-pack of 12 ounce bottles, 5.6% alcohol by volume, brewed by
SHIPYARD BRewing Company, LLC. in Portland, Maine,  ) : brand new from what I
can tell, looks FIERCE with the wild boar on the two labels as well as on the
gold bottle top! Taste it, enjoy, and be protected as you do by a local wold
boar, that's the message I get from this. What do you think, any of you tried it
yet? Cheers.

5) Pumpkin Ale from SCHLAFLY Special Release ( $12.99 a 6-pack, 12 Fl. Oz,
brewed and bottled by The Saint Louis Brewery, LLC, St. Louis, Missouri, go to :
www.schlafly.com for more info ) : " Schlafly Pumpkin Ale blends the spices -
cinnamon, nutmeg and clove ) of the harvest with full-bodied sweetness for a
beer that tastes like pumpkin pie . "  NO WONDER then, that this Pumpkin Beer is
so very popular each year here. Cheers.

OUR FAMILY FRIEND is on a two-week trip to Peru and our thoughts and prayers go
out to her for a safe and wonderful trip and journey. I have contacted our good
friend Melanie Asher that, with her sister, makes their very own Peruvian Piscos
: the MACCHU PISCO, $23.99 - and the topflight " La Diablada " , $39.99.

THE " LA DIABLADA " : " is named after an Andean spiritual dance reenacting a
legendary fight between anges ( angels ) and demons, and just as the dance
strives to achieve perfect harmony , this blend achieves a sumptuous balance of
bold , sweet aromas and spicy round flavors." I agree, the Pisco Sours that you
made the other weekend with your Aunt Rosa here were sublime Melanie, the very
best.Go to : www.macchupisco.com for more info on these two fine products from
Melanie that she is now making in Lima, Peru. See you when you return Melanie.
Cheers.   We have both here in stock now for you all. What a treat, a fine
Peruvian Pisco Sour to make you dream and feel free and good.

MORE LIQUOR & LIQUEUR From Ravi :

1) Sambuca Superiore liquore from CASTELLO MIO ( $21.99, 750ml bottle, 38%
alcohol by volume, family-made since 1898 ) : " Ignite your evening with the
cool, rich taste of CASTELLO MIO Sambuca Superiore... "

2) Espirito Puro Da Natureza  Ypioca RUM TOUCANO from Brazil ( On Special
for $24.99, 1 liter, 40% alcohol by volume , since 1846, ) : " Carefully aged
for a shimmering taste, versatile  Ypioca TOUCANO makes ordinary rum cocktails
take flight! Try it where rum is not typically used - for there the Adventure
Truly Begins! ... TOUCANO is born of the first flavorful crush of sugar cane. "
I've enjoyed this at home now and can attest to it's very fine flavor and taste.
Top-notch : glad to find a local distributor for it here - FINALLY! Enjoy.

3) Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey from SPEAKEASY ( $30.99 a 750ml
bottle, 47.2% alcohol by volume , distilled in Kentucky, bottled in Bardstown
Club Distilling Company, Bardstown, Nelson, County, Kentucky ) : Original Sour
Mash Bourbon. Try some. Cheers.

4) The Original GORDON'S London Dry Gin ( $11.99, Est. 1769, 4-% alcohol by
volume, in a plastic bottle, lighter, easier to travel with, won't break ) : "
The World's No 1 International Gin ... the original ". I have a new respect for
it as it was featured in the second-to-last James Bond movie that I saw with my
son. That must have cost the people of GORDON'S several pretty pounds, for get
the pennies! GREAT VALUE. Try some again as if for the very first time. Who
knows, Daniel Craig might be there in the same restaurant or bar when you ask
for it " shaken, not stirred " ... Cheers everyone.

5) Island Spiced Caribbean rum with Coconut liqueur & natural spices, with
Truvia sweetener , by MALIBU 70 Calories ( On Special for $14.99 a 750ml bottle,
imported Caribbean rum, go to : www.malibu-rum.com for more info and recipes ) :
Try this one :  with your favorite zero calerie mixer, like diet cola or
sparkling water for a light, fresh drink. Cheers.

WINE From Michel & Tony :

WHITE :

1) 2011 Sauvignon Blanc  from South Africa's Swartland region, made by
RIEBEEK CELLARS ( $7.99, 12.5% alcohol by volume,  ) : what a delightfully
engaging crisp and dry white wine, and what incredible value, too. Great outside
with shellfish, goats' cheese, salads with a fine mustard vinaigrette, oh yeah.
Nice on a boat, a sail boat would be ideal, anchored, the sun in full splendor,
you there at the edges sipping wine, feeding each other some goats' cheese, or
the goat and cow version that's a bit firmer and won't fall into the water as
might the goats' cheese if the boat rocks, with you there I feel most certain
that it will! Cheers.

2) Viognier 2012 from Argentina's La Rioja region, from CHANARMUYO, $On
Special for $9.99 - regularly $13.99, this 13% alcohol by volume dry white is
quite engaging , quite the listener, will hear  your concerns, and help you to
deal with them as you have a moment to enjoy with family and friends with a meal
somewhere close at hand. It's bright, it's fresh, it's flavorful, it's firm with
flesh but well-balanced and tastes really good in this 90 degree weather of ours
now. Go to : www.chanarmuyo.com.ar for more info. Cheers.

3) Sauvignon Blanc From New Zealand's Marlborough region, this TEN SISTER'S
dry white, 2011, is showing beautifully now , reminds me of nice Sancerre that
is fruit-forward, bright, still steely but less so than some, smooth, sits so
elegantly on one's palate, a delight ( On Special for $13.99, regularly $16.99 a
bottle, 13% alcohol by volume, go to : www.TenSisters.co.nz for more info.
Cheers.

THIS WEEKEND ON SATURDAY afternoon I was " waxing poetic " as is my
serendipitous artistic nature and I started to talk to Sara and her husband
about the indigenous two grapes found in the ADOLI GHIS dry white mainland Greek
mineral-laden wine : the Lagorthi ( 70% ) and the Aspoudes ( 30% )  blend - that
they had the unique capability with their root systems that are so ancient to
still grown from them tendrils that reach out, burrow the soil and rock around
the roots, grow Peacock-like, colorful plums that fan and thus air the roots
themselves and provide them both with some color and some more room to breathe
and expand. I was waiting for some reaction. I was about to continue this
description, to say that the roots that are living have their own language. That
when they speak of the vines above they refer to them as being " down under "
and in the dark, so-to-speak. I would have , too. But I did not want to continue
without admitting that what I was telling was just a story to draw attention to
these two delightful grapes from Greece that Sotiris said are not used for any
other wines that he knows about. SO : the morale of this story  : always
remember the two indigenous grapes - Lagorthi and Aspoudes, that they have fine
tendrils with Peacock feather-like fans to illuminate these roots and bring
color and life to the grapes they eventually grow " down under ". It's all
depends on one's perspective or point-of-view. Cheers.

4) 2011 Dry Greek white blend of indigenous grapes called Lagorthi and
Aspoudes ( read above ) that produce this magnificent dry white Greek wine , the
ADOLI GHIS that, when less chilled is rounder and fuller and softer on one's
palate. When chilled it is leaner, sterner, more firm, less fleshy, with higher
levels of acids and minerals to taunt and tease and ultimately please one's
palate. We sell it for $21.99 and are almost sold-out because of our Greek
wine-tasting here this Saturday with Sotiris Bafitis that was a grand success!
What a treat, what a wine. Thanks Sotiris. After your tasting Michel came up to
me and complemented your fine selection of Greek wines as perhaps the best
available to us? I agree, excellent job.

5) 2012 Pino & Toi dry white Veneto white, a refreshing and flavorful wine
by MACULAN that's a blend of three grapes : Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio and Tocai
" get it?!? It sells for $10.99 a bottle, 12.5% a;cohol by volume, from
Breganze, Italy : it's charming, it's delightful. Jody Jackman poured it here
this past weekend. Thanks, grazie Jody e a presto!

ROSE :

1)  2012 Cape Rose from RIEBEEK CELLARS in South Africa's Swartland region
( $8.99, 13% alcohol by volume, est. 1941, 100% Pinotage dry rose ) : " Abundant
and distinctive flavours of fresh strawberries and ripe cherries with a crisp
dryness on the palate will be charming at many an occasion. .. enjoy a glass on
its own or pair with seafood and light meals with smoky flavours. "

2) Dry Greek rose blend made from the 85%  Xinomavro and 15% Moschomavro
grapes in this 2012 from DIOFILI at the Siatista Winery ( $14.99, 13% alcohol by
volume ) : made from 70 year-old vines this is spectacular and so fresh and
bright and " friendly " and right. It was a big hit this weekend when Sotiris
poured it. Everyone loved it, even those that usually do not like rose wines
Heard that as frequent refrain as people grabbed a bottle and walked away with
it. Cheers.

REDS :

1) 2011 dry red Piemonte Barbera red from Italy, from BRICCO Del TATI (
$8.99, 12.5% alcohol by volume, go to : www.briccodeitati.com for more info ) :
" ... we make this delightfully fresh Barbera. We make it for ourselves,
friends, and family. " Mary Beth & Manu. It's a beauty : so lively, so bright,
such a tasty treat to enjoy with many a meal year-round!

2) La Cappucina " Madego " Biodynamic ( made with organic grapes of
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenere ) , this Veneto dry red blend 2011, On
Special for $11.99, regularly $14.99, estate-bottled medium-to-light-bodied red
is fleshier, riper, ,more fruit-forward, and easier to sip from the first sip
than the past vintage. it's a great price now. Chill slightly and serve inside
or outside, with many a grilled or well-seasoned meal. Andrew Stover tasted us
on it recently and we gave him an order immediately once we tried it. Excellent.

3) 2011 Chianti Colli Senesi from the TENUTA VALDIPIATTA ( $16.99, 14%
alcohol by volume ) : made in Montepulciano from their grapes this 2011 is
perfect hot-weather dry red. medium-to-light-bodied, chill thirty minutes to
focus  and firm-up and energize these toasty cherry-berry flavors that are quite
polished and still young. This is perfect outside with many a meal. Love the
colorful label, too. It's a well-balanced wine where the tannins and acids are
softer and allow the fruit and accents of spice to find true expression. " Enjoy
with hearty and red sauced pastas, red meats, game, roasts and aged cheeses." It
will fill-out more with time.

WED HAVE ENJOYED selling a whole lot of the excellent vintage 2008 of this
Colli Senesi up until last week when the last bottle was sold. AS A MATTER of
interest one of our customers this Saturday stopped me to tell me what a big
success the 2008 VALDIPIATTA was : he and his friends loved it. What more can
any wine ask?!? That's success, that's pure enjoyment and satisfaction, and all
for only $16.99 a bottle. Thanks for tasting it here this past weekend Jodi.

4) 2010 1005 Agiorgitiko dry Greek red from the MITRAVELAS ESTATE ( $25.99,
14.5% alcohol by volume ) is seriously serious, tasty, great classic Greek wine
to enjoy with a meal. Take a sip, close your eyes, lean your head back and
swallow " in steps ", not all at once, move the liquid around your mouth with
your tongue. hold your breath shake your head ever so slightly, pause, reflect :
let the wine charm you as you charm it : what a tactile, wonderfully personal,
unique experience, swallow and smack your lips to get whatever acidity there is
and taste the finish now for a very long time. Thanks Sotiris for tasting this
here this past Saturday. What a wine.

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY 3-Part Non-Sparkling Wine, Sake, Port, Madeira, Marsala,
Sherry SALE :

1) BUY ANY BOTTLE of the above for $20 or over and SAVE 20% OFF the
marked sticker price.

2) BUY ANY 6 or more bottles of the above and SAVE 15% OFF the marked
sticker prices.

3) BUT ANY 12 or more bottles listed above and SAVE 20% OFF the marked
sticker prices.

MIX THEM UP, get a variety. Call us here at : 202-363-4265 if you cannot
come and either Michel or me ( TONY ) will be glad to help you.

WEEKEND TASTINGS :

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th, 2013 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Boutique here to taste an
assortment of their fine California wines I believe? I think we will make it all
about the west coast and with wineries like COMPASS, DREYER, YORKVILLE Organic
CELLARS and KENNETH VOLK. Ohhhh what fun! Cheers. Just tasted some really fine
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from KENNETH VOLK, but might have to use their dry red
Negrette or dry white Verdelho ( $21.99, Paso Robles, " Pomar Junction "
vineyard, 2010, 14.4% alcohol by volume, for more info go to : www.volkwines.com
) instead?!? We will decide this all tomorrow.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th, 2013 ( 2-6PM ) : It's Yom Kippur at sunset! : we
have Fernando from Tradewinds Specialty Selections coming to pour the ESTATE
Series from CHANARMUYO, all four On Special for $9.99 : as well as perhaps the
Reserva Tannat and the Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, both selling for $19.99 a
bottle. Cheers.

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TONY

Billy Brobett of Republic National Distributors Brings Niamh Buckley Of The KILBEGGAN Distilling Company Here Today, Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 To Taste The Line Of Five Irish Whiskies With Malkit Singh And Me, Anthony Quinn, We Have Set Up An In/Store Irish Whisky Tasting In Two Weeks Here, Join Us, Free, No Charge, We Already Have Three In Stock! Thanks Billy And Niamh...





Just had our local rep Bill Brobett of the Republic National Distributors with Niamh Buckley , New jersey Irish rep for 2Gingers, Kilbeggan Distilling Co., Connomara and Tyrconnell Irish whiskies come and taste with Malkit Singh and me / Anthony Quinn / and we just tried these, starting with the 2Ginger. My immediate comment was how smooth and silky and velvety it and the others, as I tasted them, one after the other , are/were! I was pleased, I was impressed, I was smiling and happy that we already had three here to sell and offer you all. We talked about doing and in/store Irish whiskey tasting here. I said it was a great idea as there is a lot of interest in this category, and they are all so smooth and silky next to many of the Scotch whiskies, so together both groups complement the other and that is great.

We have :

1/ 2Gingers Irish Whiskey, $21.99 a 750ml bottle, 40 percent alcohol by volume, I liked it from the very first sip, and I liked the name that is named after two of the redheads in the family as the term " ginger " is what they call redheads. I like that, I like it a lot, nice, just like this 2Gonger is, and quite the value, too.

2/ The TYRCONNELL Single Malt Whiskey , $39.99 a 750ml bottle, , est 1762, distilled , matured and bottled in Ireland by Andrew A. Watt and Co. is quite elegant, more body, more weight, more slight bite around the edges, and yet so pleasing and smooth,,, I like it, too, and told Niamh that we have had it the longest of the three I believe?

3/ CONNEMARA Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey, $ 50.99 a 750ml bottle, was the strongest and last that we tasted and right from the bouquet alone it was my least favorite. I told Niamh, however that for a peated whiskey that for me it was the most feminine, pleasing and easy to enjoy.

I would rather, however, drink the 2Gingers and the Greenore that we do not have yet as it is even thicker, creamier and sweeter and rounder than the 2Gingers.

In 2 weeks we will taste all of them here with Billy or someone else from the company. Who knows, we may even be lucky enough to get Niamh Buckley to come down from New Jersey and do the tasting here herself?!? We can always hope? It would be a great platform for her and also for us and we do have Nanny O'Briens Irish Pub just at the end of our block here. ... thanks Billy and Niamh ... TONY 9/ 16 / 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Join Iason, Nasso And Sotiris Bafitis From Greece Here Today, Saturday September 13th, 2014 From 2 To 6 PM To Taste The Fine Wines Of Greece At Clevelenad Park Wine And Spirits, No Charge, Everyone Welcome, Bring Family And Friends And Help us Make This The Event It Really Is!





TODAY ;




SATURDAY, September 12th, 2014 from 2 to 6 PM, Sotiris Bafitis and Iason and Nasso will becoming to
pour more great Greek wines! We have quite the lineup for you all today with perhaps some surprises, too from these three fine Greek men that are really shaping the ' new ' perceptions of Greek wines here in the United States and making them wines that people ask for and come in search o
f. We will start with the white :

1/ 2012 MALAGOUZIA off/dry white made from that grape Malagouzia that is indigenous to Greece and is spicy and floral and fresh and lively and rich on the palate and zippy and zesty and edgy, too, $11.99 a 750ml bottle, 13 percent alcohol by volume, a real treat to excite the palate and all our senses and to create energy and conversation and overall joy and great cheer, too!


2/ The dry rose blend, $11., 12.5 percent alcohol by volume ... of two indigenous grape varieties with 70 years of age already making the wines concentrated, fine and pretty amazing with no roughness just genuine refinement and concentration and balanced development and expression, made from the Xinomavro and the Moschomavro grapes, this 2013 vintage DIOFILI from the SIAISA Winery in Greece's Siatista region. This is our third vintage and so far the results have been stellar : this has been a resounding success and everyone has loved the wine for the taste, the flavor concentration, the refinement and the VALUE, too! Cheers.



3/ The old vines 70 years Xinomavro indigenous red from DIOFILI at the SIATISTA Winery in Greece's Siatista region appears on this dry and elegant and lighter and more lean expression of a dry red with toasty and roasted and sometimes dried flavors, too of a great food wines for when you grill, when you have salads of all types and enjoy a bottle slightly/chilled for thirty minutes inside or outside now as it is the perfect time and weather to thoroughly appreciate this with cooler and a bit cloudier weather this weekend. We just introduced it, $18.99 a bottle, the 2011 vintage has 13 percent alcohol and it will find here soon many admirers! Made from 100 percent Xinomavro red grapes. Cheers.



4/ The 2006 " Private Collection ' dry red from ANTONOPOULOS Winery on Greece's mainland is made from the Agiorghitiko grape I believe and is a wonder to savor, to cup, to hold on one's palate, to close your eyes with a mouthful, to hold your breath, to run the liquid 2006 slowly and gracefully with your tongue around your mouth and to savor and become closer and ' one ' with this Private Reserve is a grand experience and one to linger over. It's amazing, it sells for $15.99 a bottle, with 14 percent alcohol and worth every penny of it!
Wow, it's been amazing now for a long time and we are delighted to still have this 2006 vintage. Come taste it, be amazed all over again or for the very first time!

NEVER any charge, everyone welcome, join us
















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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Robert Kennedy Brings Today Thursday September 11th, 2014 To Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits The Fine Sudtirol Alto Adige Italian Wines Of KUEN HOF To Taste : Dry Eisacktaler Veltliner, Dry White Riesling And Dry White Sylvaner : All Delicious World/Class Whites! Cheers, Grazie Robert ...




KUEN HOF FROM Sudtirol, NORTHERN ITALY, comes to Washington D.C., Northwest, 20008 in Cleveland Park today for the first time with Robert Kennedy as we tasted three : the 1 / delightful elegant and bright and fresh and lively and a bit richer Eisacktaler Veltliner, the 2/ Eisacktaler Riesling that was most pointed and sharp and muscular, and the light and lilting and elegant and silkier Silvaner Eisacktaler, all three will sell for between $36 and $39 a bottle when here in October, 2014 /// what a lovely treat Robert earlier today, Thursday, Sept. 11th, 2014 to taste these with Marty and with Soren ... cheers, TONY




Damien Lehoux Of OPICI Family Imports Come Today, Thursday Afternoon To Taste 4 Wines With Me At Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits On September 11th, 2014 : he Wines Of Quinta Da Alorna Dry White Portuguese, Roca Malen Argentina Malbec, LaMadrid Riserva Malbec Of Argentina And From Paso Robles California he Chronic ... 70 Percent Dry Zinfandel Blend That's Delicious Now!