Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wine Bottles And Painted Wine Bottle Collection Over The Years : Enjoy!

Enjoy these , I sure have, had some real fun with them, too. How many do you know? How many do you recognize? Cheers, TONY

Wedsnesday, December 17th, 2014... Happy Holidays to one and to all, Happy New ear 2015 , too!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Anthony Quinns' Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 Store Email : Come Celebrate All Teachers Tonight From 6-8PM Along With Sara & Tess : Cheers To You All!

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HAPPY HANUKKAH Tomorrow! It starts tomorrow and we have any last-minute '
needs ' here for you. So come by and let us know if there is anything that
we may help you with to enjoy fully your holidays.

More Still Bottles Of Wine EVERY WEDNESDAY: 3-Part Still-Wine SALE : Read

raining ' cats and dogs ' " everywhere, damp and cold and flu and cold
weather, and that is no good!The weather was gorgeous yesterday here and
now we have buckets of rain. Listen to Bob Dylan's 1970 album " Blood On
The Tracks " and the one with the lyrics about buckets of rain that he sang
and played his 12-string guitar, I love that song, used to listen to it all
the time!

WHAT WINE WILL you drink, or what beer will you enjoy tonight watching the
Grand Finale for " The Voice " tonight at 8PM? My money is on Damien
winning, we will see.

I WILL ENJOY something, I have not decided what yet, but something to warm
me like perhaps the French Vin de Pays de Vaucluse from the southern Rhone,
a 2012 from BOSQUET Du Sanglier/ Wild Pig , $17.99 , 14% alcohol by volume

AS WE CELEBRATE  Sara's birthday, Jess's Diploma Ceremony of passing the
Maryland Bar, and any of you that are born today : COME on by from 6-8PM to
taste with us this ...
1) delightful dry French Rhone red, as well as some of the more lively and
...  the
2) spritzy Italian Rosso Lajara Organic SPRIZZ'ter, $18.99, , 5.5% alcohol
by volume that is very fruity, for some quite sweet, so chill it and enjoy
this Italian ' wine cocktail ' with orange, strawberry and blueberry ....
sounds perfect for tonight. No charge, join us, ...
Everyone  always welcome!

SO : CHILDREN ARE GETTING off from school for their holiday break ( if they
are not off already?!?  ) : I know that Virginia and Maryland get off this
Friday for their holidays. I know because my wife and my daughter were
speaking of it on Sunday and I was all-ears as this is big news. They were
talking about how crazy this week will be to keep their students' attention
as they are all so excited already about the approaching holidays. Who can
blame them. I should have asked Colleen this past weekend when she came in
search of her annual dry French rose champagne and settled finally on her
bottle of the Grand Cru, Recoltant-Manipulant Verzenay Brut from MICHEL
ARNOULD Et Fils, $49.99, ...

SO : TEACHERS Join Us TONIGHT, Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 from 6-8PM with
Sara and Jess ... we will celebrate the holidays and accomplishments and
those things that we are all thankful for : FINE TEACHERS, FINE STUDENTS,
FINE GRADUATES : funny, it's all about education, or it all comes back to
it, anyway, EDUCATION is so IMPORTANT, really the foundation, the
cornerstone, the roots, the threads that bind, inspire and fire and inspire
and motivate us all to do better, be better, do more ...
JOIN US TONIGHT, even in the rain, do not let it dampen our spirits...

HEY SANTOS : What Do You Have In BEER/ CIDER ?!

1) Honey & Apple Hard  Imported Cider from STRONGBOW, On Special for
$9.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, 5% alcohol by volume, : it's
gluten-free and with natural honey flavors, perfect for this damp, dank,
brrrrr nasty weather that's biting, too!

2) An American Tradition Hard Cider From McKENZIE'S, Hand-Pressed,
Seasonal Reserve, Naturally Gluten-Free, $11.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce
bottles, West Seneca, New York, ... " Sip, smell and savor the rich, mulled
spicy goodness of McKenzie's Seasonal Reserve. Aromatic fall flavors warm
you from the inside out and chase away the chill on those cold nights ... "

3) Lager that's local from Richmond, Virginia's LEGEND Brewing Co., On
Special for $10.99 a 6-pack pf 12-ounce bottles, something lighter and
brighter to enjoy as almost a palate-cleanser between the heavier bouts
with these other bolder beers! It's a nice contrast, I enjoy it ...

4) ' Coffeehouse Stout " Craft-Brewed in Williamsburg, Virginia from
ALEWERKS Brewing Company, On Special for $12.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce
bottles, this is perfect for this biting cold, what a way to warm ourselves
around a blazing fire at home or in the country!

5) Aged Red Ale ' The Key To Heaven ' from PETRUS, On Special for
$12.99 a 750ml bottle, product of Belgium, this is another smart way to go
and to boost and enliven, to refresh and animate our tired and flagging
spirits after a hard day's work with another kind of spirit that has
prepared all it's life for such an opportunity.

UPDATE : News That's Happening Now With James Henry : Tasting the Cider
Snap that is brand-spanking ' new ' : Here's James to tell you more :

"Hard cider with a bite of a ginger beer! Hitting the market this
week, Cider Snap is made from only apples and ginger. Let the fresh ginger
make you all the more chipper this holiday season! Cider Snap is invented
and brought to market by a local born and raised in Cleveland Parker. 'I'm
happy to see it at my favorite store, Cleveland Park Liquors. Try it out
along with TEAVINE, a bubbly blend of organic green tea, white wine and
organic honey. Two sold feel-good healthy holiday alternatives.'"
Thanks James for writing this here for us. It will be great to have the
CIDER SNAP here soon. Cheers!

LIQUEUR & LIQUOR From Malkit & Jagir :

1) ' Old Tom ' Gin from GREENHOOK GINSMITHS , $47.99, 50.05% alcohol by
volume is golden in color and brand-spanking new here, from Brooklyn, NY
and made with corn. Cheers!

2) Straight Bourbon Whiskey from PINHOOK, $62.99, 45% alcohol by
volume, hand-bottled in Bardstown, Kentucky is also brand new here, 90
Proof... come check it out.

3) ' Owls Brew ' A Tea-Crafted For Cocktails, this ' Coco-Lada ',
$13.99 a 32 Fl. Oz bottle is a blend of black tea, coconut, chai spices and
pineapple. Tasty, so many possibilities here ...

4) ' Owls Brew ' a Tea-Crafted for Cocktails, this ' Pink & Black ' is
a blend of Darjeeling, hibiscus, lemon peel & strawberry... Rolf was
tasting them here this past weekend. Perhaps you tasted them here already?

TODAY : Tuesday, Save on your Bubbly/ Champagne & Sparkling Wines , SAVE UP
to 15% Off the marked sticker prices. You can also save up to 15% on the
still wines today. You either have to buy  ... 1) any sparkling or still
wine bottle at $19.99 a bottle or more, or  buy  2) twelve or more bottles
of still or sparkling wine at any price to save 15% OFF the marked sticker


Wednesday, ALL DAY we have our 3-Part Still Wine SALE :

1) BUY ANY BOTTLE of non-sparkling wine and SAVE 20% OFF the sticker price,
whether it is already on sale or special or not.
2) BUY ANY 6 BOTTLES or more of still wine and SAVE 15% OFF the marked
sticker prices.
3) BUY ANY 12 Bottles or more of still wine and SAVE 20% OFF the marked
sticker prices.

ALWAYS SAVE BIG here @ CP Wine & Spirits!

WINES From Chris & Tony :

1) Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 California from CHATEAU JULIEN ( also comes
in Chardonnay and in Merlot ) , $9.99, really balanced and flavorful and
honest expressions of the grape for such reasonable prices : I like this, I
like it a lot.

2) Dry WHITE4 Paso Robles California from VINA ROBLES, this 2012 is
fully-developed and ready now and is a blend of 61% Viognier, 33% Verdelho,
3% Vermentino and 3% Sauvignon Blanc. Tasty and flavorful, great with this
damp cold!

3) Brut Suid Afrika South African sparkling wine from PIETER
CRUYTHOFF, $13.99, 10% alcohol by volume : really flavorful, dry and
refreshing and loaded to the rim with individual character, too : at a very
affordable price we believe.

4) Una Pera Pear Wine that is smooth-dry and refreshing from FABBIOLI
CELLARS in Loudoun County, Virginia, $16.99 a bottle, 12% alcohol by volume
: PERFECT for these holidays. Come get some, sip and relax and smile. Go to
: for more info.

5) 2011 Chianti Colli Senesi dry Tuscan red from Tenuta VALDIPIATTA is
medium-to-light-bodied and a simply delightful smooth and
thoroughly-engaging red to sip or enjoy with most any meal today or later
this evening. A favorite!

6) 2012 Merlot from Virginia's Loudoun County at the NORTH GATE
Vineyard, $21.99 a bottle, 13.5% alcohol by volume is a fine, balanced
medium-bodied dry, fruit-forward red that I enjoy sipping as well as with a
meal. It's so surprisingly good considering how young this winery is! Get
some quick for these holidays ...

7) 2011 Meritage dry Colorado blend from GUY DREW Vineyards, 14.1%
alcohol by volume, $22.99, is a lovely, tasty and so clearly-distinctive,
personal blend of 67% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc
.... I like it, got to meet Guy Drew and taste with him at the Smithsonian
Institute a couple of years ago : he knows wine and how to make it. Bravo
Guy! He also has the name of my father-in-law that I miss that has passed
away several years ago sadly ...

8) Bourgogne Mousseux Rouge / Red Sparkling Burgundy from L. VITTEAUT
ALBERTI, a dry brut, French, $24.99 : is spicy, earthy, forest-floor warm
and tasty and lovely , I really like this French sparkler that is
medium-to-light-bodied ...

9) ' Vignette ' 2011 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir From R. STUART, On
Special for $33.99 , 12.8% alcohol by volume, is a symphonie, a ballet, an
orchestra, a choral ensemble, a jazz quartet, a blues revival of flavorful,
balanced, distinct and really unique flavors to enjoy now with no further
wait. You did another fine job here Trish with your team!! Congrats!!!

10) Porto 10-Year Old Tawny from CALEM, a gift-set with a free glass,
$36.49 is a great gift for someone now if not for yourselves. I like it, a
Portuguese house owned by the Portuguese that is not as well-known, but so
stylish, so fine, so fruit-forward and elegant. I like it.

Michael Robinson our favorite local photographer just dropped of the 2015
Calendars for us here to do when we sign people up to do their
wine-tastings, beer-tastings, liquor tastings, cider-tastings, all dinners
and all tastings! Thank you Michael, grazie e enjoy your Italian class


TUESDAY, December 16th, 2014 : 6-8PM : For ALL TEACHERS, for Sara, for
Jess : for all our customers - JOIN US TONIGHT to celebrate our knowing one
another, being friends and being one large family / community! NO CHARGE,
everyone welcome.

FRIDAY, December 19th, 2014 ( 5-8PM ) : Tony's Picks! Come see what
Tony pulls from his sleeves!

SANTOS has organized two beer-tastings :

1) Cisco tasting with Mike Moran from 5-8PM, as well as ...
2) Harpoon tasting, too : same time.

SATURDAY , December 20th, 2014 ( 2-6PM ) : MORE of Tony's Picks! Come
see what's still to be pulled from his sleeves! Cheers, everyone always
welcome. JOIN US.

DRIVING HERE TO WORK this morning I loved seeing the Zoo Lights sign and
all the joy the display must bring at night to many. I also liked very much
seeing the American Bison poster/ sign hanging just behind to welcome us to
this entrance of the National Zoo : so cool!

PLEASE ASK FOR OUR BOOK at the computer here for guests to sign and say
whatever you care to , and to share whatever you would like with us all.

EVERYONE WAS AT THE POST OFFICE this morning as I took a package to mail to
my mother and brother. I stood behind Michael's wife and she had a flat,
long rectangular box with gifts inside. I loved the box, it still had a
wine label on the side of the box : cool again! Now that was inspiring to
me. I almost started to talk to her about it but instead I will wait till I
see Michael here and tell him this story and bring a smile to his face as
they both LOVE wine!

CHEERS, THANKS for everything ...

CALL : 202-363-4265 for free deliveries of purchases over $30 ...

LIKE us on Facebook at : Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits ...

FOLLOW US on Twitter at : cpwinespirits and also : wineenabler.


JOIN US TONIGHT from 6-8PM ...

James Henry Come Today, Tuesday December 16th, 2014 With His ' New " Cider Snap To Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits : Exciting, So Tasty, Nice For The Bite Of This Cold Snap-Of-Weather Now! Cheers!!

James Henry our local Cleveland Park resident and inventor of the TEAVINE, $13.99 just stopped by to taste Santos and me on his ' new ' Cider Snap that we will soon have here for you all : really pleasing, really enjoyable, I liked it, I can still taste it, soothing and perfect for this drab cold and wetness outside, I feel better already! Cheers, TONY

Anthony Quinn's Tuesday Weekle Store Email For Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits Of DEcember 15th, 2012 I Believe On : Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch, Aberlour Single Malt Scotch, Coliman Malbec Mendoza, Argentina, ACORN 2008 Cabernet Franc Alegria Vineyards, Russian River Valley; Xavier 2009 Red Rhone Vaqueyras, Adami Bosca di Gica Valdobbiadene Prosecco, Neige Canadian Premium Sparkling Apple Ice Wine, Morava 2011 Milijan Jelic dry white from Western Serbia,, " Adriatico " Ribolla Dry White From Bastianich & Scott Calvert Of Monument Imports, Thanks Scott! Cheers, Happy Holidays 2014 All!

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THE WEATHER IS PRETTY GORGEOUS NOW ( also very unseasonal ) and all our
hearts are heavy with the recent tragedy and senseless loss of so many precious
lives. young and old in Connecticut. Last night at home after a very busy day my
wife and I sat down to watch the latest episode of " The Voice " and were
greeted by country singer singing with the group of judges and current
contestants this year a holiday song. He was holding a card with the name and
the year of one of the children that was lost this past week. The camera went
from him to the other judges and there was a warmth and a beauty and a calming
influence with lighted candles and the soothing sounds of all the singers. It
was a lovely tribute to those that died recently in Connecticut. It may have
been my favorite moment ever watching " The Voice " and brought tears to me. I
also enjoyed very much the songs that followed after that were comforting as
well as Bill Wither's famous : " Lean On Me ".

I WANT TO THANK ROGER the owner of the Ripple restaurant here for this past
Saturday when he was kind enough to bring me a cup of hot coffee. I had tried to
get one at the Firehook Bakery quickly but it was too crowded! I saw Roger in
his coffee shop and was thrilled that I might get a cup there? It was too early
but when he heard my plight he said : " Give me a few minutes and I will bring
some to the store for you ". Good to his word, as I was helping a customer he
showed up with a cup for me and I was feeling better already as I smiled, took
the cup, offered to pay him, but he would have nothing of that. Thank you again
Roger. That's what good neighbors are, here to help one another when they can
and I appreciate the cup. It was just what I needed as I continued to help our
customers. Cheers!

THE  "  New "   STREET DECORATIONS up and own our two blocks and lining the
poles on either side of Connecticut Avenue look great. That was done by our
Cleveland Park Business Association that has been making steady strides for the
last two years to improve our neighborhood and to make it look more attractive,
clean, appealing and : more of a destination for everyone. It takes a whole lot
of patience and grunt work and it makes me happy to see THE THREE WORDS :
DINE  SHOP LIVE !    and ...   Live It Uptown ! It's all a nice touch and we
hope that people walking and driving here notice them, stop, shop, dine and live
a bit more here in this great neighborhood of ours :   CLEVELAND PARK  that we
are all so proud of, that do add to our lives immeasurably.  CHEERS!!!

OUR SWEDISH NEIGHBOR at home complained to me yesterday that she missed the snow
and the colder weather. She remarked that it's either a deluge of bad weather
here or hardly anything at all : and that she wanted some of the " in-between "
weather. I second that motion. I do love this weather in some ways , it's so
pleasing. It's easier to get around and to do things in this nicer weather. We
all must have pretty big " to do " lists to constantly be adding to, and
subtracting from? I know that I do. That's how I exist these days and feel
fortunate to remember to put many of the things that I need to accomplish on the
list so that I do not so easily forget.

AS I TYPE THIS we are listening to Christmas music and it's comforting. I do
like it. It's easier to type this store email and to feel " in the spirit " as I
do with everything corresponding except this unseasonably warm and calm/peaceful
weather. This past weekend I spoke to some of our customers and they will be
heading down south to Florida. I guess that that feels like a whole different
experience than the one we enjoy here? Except that the holiday experience of
being with family and friends and celebrating as we do transcends where any of
us are. We can enjoy the experience no matter where we are. That's a good thing
as so many of us are scattered all around the world and travel for our jobs and
spend more time traveling than being here in Washington D.C.

BUT WE ARE GEARING UP here and I had a message waiting from a good customer
planning a holiday party for 150 people. My first job was to see what wines we
had in stock that I know David likes and I then called him back to discuss more
of the specific details as everyone has their likes and their preferences.
That's normal. It's not easy to change our colors or our stripes. I read an
article in the New York Times Sunday magazine about that and watching the show :
" Survivor ". and how people could not easily change no matter how much they
wanted! Anyway, we are here to help you all and to get for you what works best
for you : simple as that!

THIS SALE is the regular THREE-PART SALE that we like to run here at
Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits :

OFF The Sticker-Price. That includes ports, sherry, Marsala, madeira, sake,
all-size bottles and shapes including box wines, too.

2) BUY ANY 6 Or More Bottles Of Still Wine and SAVE 15% OFF the marked
sticker prices.
3) PART TWO : BUY ANY 12 BOTTLES Of Non-Sparkling Wines ( includes the
ports, sherry, marsala, madeira, sake, all size bottles and boxes ) - EVERYTHING
non-sparkling that is still wine, any size, boxes, too may be included in the

MIX IT : GOOD FOR EXISTING MERCHANDISE HERE in the store : not for special
orders. Come have some fun mixing some things up to taste and try and SAVE,
SAVE, SAVE SOME MORE. Wednesday , December 19th, 2012. If you cannot come call
Michel or me ( 202-363-4265 ) and we can get your orders together for you and
even arrange to have them delivered to you if in Washington D.C.


BEER From Santos :

1) III Avec Les Bons Voeux de la Brasserie DUPONT Vieilles Bieres sur lie/
non filtre ... lots of French here : means : Old Vines, non-filtered and kept on
it's own lees to add flavor, complexity and taste ( $10.99 for a 1 Pt. 9.4Fl. Oz
bottle, 750ml bottle, with 9.5% alcohol by volume, product of Belgium, Belgian
Saison Ale ) : " Les Bons Voeux means best wishes, which is what Brasserie
Dupont sends with this very special saison ale brewed only for the holidays.
Redolently aromatic, rich and velvety, this is an ale to toast the season and
welcome in the New Year! "

2) Imperial Porter from SHIPYARD Brewing Company in their Pugley's
Signature Series ( $10.99, 1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz bottles, 7.1% alcohol by volume,
Portland, Maine, ) : " ... Imperial Porter is a full bodied, very dark, malty
beer with a good roasted character coming from the Crystal, Chocolate and Black
Patent Malts used in the mash. ... ".

3) Imperial Helles Lager KRAMPUS from the SOUTHERN TIER ( $7.99, 1 Pt. 6
Fl. Oz 650ml bottle, 9 % alcohol by volume, Lakewood, New York, ... Are You Naughty Or Nice ? ) : " St. Nicolas, aka
Santa Claus, is a magical figure, the bringer of gifts and an icon of holiday
spirit. Forgotten by most is his evil side kick and enforcer of ' the list '.
Dark malts and aromatic hops create the diabolical spirit of this brew. It is
finished with lager yeast ... will warm even the coldest hearts ".

4) Winter Ale by SMUTTYNOSE :  Let Snow Wash Away Your Cares ,  Handcrafted
in New Hampshire  ( $9.99 a 6-pack, Portsmouth, New Hampshire ) : " Here's to
winter in New England : short days & long, cold nights : scratchy wool mufflers
& soggy, wet boots : getting up early to dig your car out from under two feet of
heavy snow. ... Why do we do it? Hell, what else can we do? ...  warming ,
mellow, & full-bodied, Smuttynose Winter Ale is your perfect cold weather
companion".  WE MAY GET SOME OF this weather, but not right away so be patient
everyone. Cheers.

5) BEAR REPUBLIC " Hot Rod Rye " Specialty Ale - Alcohol Burnin' Monster
Ale ( $8.99 a 4-pack of 12 Fl. Oz bottles, 8% alcohol by volume, from
Healdsburg, Cloverdale, California ) : " Don't drink & drag. Sediment at bottom
of bottle may be a result of the truckload of hops in this non-filtered ale. ".
Since 1995 and still going strong! Come check it out. this high performance,
turbo charged, alcohol burnin' monster ale ...  Cheers.


1) Terroir Gin from ST. GEORGE, Handcrafted in California, ( $36.99, 45%
alcohol by volume, Mt. Tam, CA. artisan distillers since 1982 ) : " Uniquely
Californian gin with a sense of place and poetry, distilled from sustainably
sourced botanicals ". 100% neutral grain spirits, Alameda, CA. USA,

2) Private Stock Fine Puerto Rican Rum with spice and other natural flavors
( $21.99, 40% alcohol by volume, Ponce, Puerto Rico, ) is something
" new and exciting " for all of us. Great deep golden color, too : very

3) Petite Liqueur de Poire Williams Pear Liqueur / Birne Likor of ELIE
ARNAUD DENOIX ( On Special for $19.99, 24% alcohol by volume from France ) is in
a beautiful hand-blown decanter that makes a great gift. We have sold them for
years : a big favorite, and so smooth, bright, rich and silky and with no burn,
just warm cream pear flavors on your tongue! Cheers.

4)  XRated Fusion Liqueur ( On Special for $26.99, 17% alcohol by volume,
12043 Canale, Italy, I would put in the web page but it might pick it up as spam
as the letter " x " and the word " ratedfusion " and put together to then add
the .com! ). I do not want to have this email not be sent because they think
it's spam!  It's got a beautiful deep red-pink color that is beautiful.

5) Banana Liqueur , the " Genuine " one from JACQUIN'S ( $12.99, a 750ml
bottle, 25% alcohol by volume, made and bottled by Charles Jacquin et Cie, CO.,
in Philadelphia, PA ) has got a great banana color and sure does look appealing
- draws one's attention. Made since 1884. what can you think to mix with this
banana liqueur this holiday season? Good to have it back, it's not always
available sadly.

WINE From Michel & Tony :


1) Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley's Touraine region from Jean
Sablenay ( $10.99. 2011 ) really tastes like Sancerre and both Michel and I love
it, especially when you consider the ridiculous price! Cheers.

2) 2011 Bourgogne Blanc 100% Chardonnay from CLOTHILDE DAVENNE is an "
overproduction " in Chablis by CLOTHILDE so it must be called " Bourgogne " and
not " Chablis " and yet it's a dead-ringer for a good bottle of clean, crisp,
bright, MINERAL-accented Chablis,and for ONLY $14.99. This is a " must-buy ".
You will love it. Cheers.

3) Riesling 2006 from PADDY BORTHWICK Vineyards, in New Zealand's Wairarapa
region is bone-dry yet developed and flavorful and has great minerals and is a
fine food wine. it's too flavorful to drink all by itself, best with a meal. It
sells for $20.99 a bottle and will hold it's own well against many a flavorful
sauce or a more well-seasoned fish, shellfish or even a nice fresh-water Rainbow
trout. Cheers. Was tasted here this past weekend by Scott of Monument Imports
and it showed really well.

4) " Adriatico " Ribolla from BASTIANICH ( $18.99, 2009, 13% alcohol by
volume, estate-bottled by Marian Simcic, Ceglio, Slovenia , ) is full and rich and forward and has a very specific
nutty quality that is natural and fresh and not oxidized. This region is famous
for this. It's lovely and creamy and a delight to sip with or without food.
Scott of Monument Imports tasted this also this past Saturday here in the store
with some of you lucky enough to have been here.

5) Morava 2011 from MILIJAN JELIC is a dry and very flavorful white from
western Serbia ( $24.99, 14.5% alcohol by volume, ) that
has real body and really needs a meal to flesh out it's flavors that have
mineral and richness and dense fruit, too that is accented by flavorful spicy
notes. What a treat : just tasted it here this past week with Alex that will
come to taste it here in January 2013. Cheers. Made from 100% Morava indigenous
grapes to this region of Serbia.

6) Roxanich white Orange wine, 2008 called " Ines In White " ( $44.99,
13.5% alcohol by volume,, ) is a UNIQUE white, a one-of-a-kind
that is flavorful, complex, filled to the brim with nutty nuances, vanilla,
cream and richness, ) : " Cuvee seven grapes ( Sauvignon blanc, Vermentino,
Riesling Italico, Glera,, Friulano, Pinot Gris ) aged in oak vbarrels 36 months.
After 100 days of maceration and 3 years of aging in large wooden vats it is
bottled without filtration or any other intervention". It's pretty amazing : a
must-try! Cheers. From Croatia.


1) Champagne JANISSON & FILS Grand Cru a Verzenay, Rose, since 1923 (
$50.99, 12% alcohol by volume , ) , a dry and elegant blend of 40% Chardonnay
and 60% Pinot Noir is one of the great champagnes " tache " with a splash of
rose or salmon color. Lovely, a treat.
Glad to have it back. Using 5% of the finest grapes grown in Champagne.

2) NEIGE Premium Sparkling Apple wine from Canada that uses some of their
ice-apple-wine in the blend, $27.99, this is pretty creamy and bright and soft
and round and filling on one's palate! Cheers!

3) Champagne from GIMONNET-GONET from Mesnil-Sur-Oger : Tradition " (
$49.99, dry brut, 12% alcohol  by volume, RM -
! This is what you want : small families that control everything from
start-to-finish and do the job really well. Cheers.

4) Cuvee TSARS LEGEND Methode Traditionelle Brut 2009 sparkling wine from
Bulgaria ( $27.99, blanc de blanc, 12.5% alcohol by volume ) is smooth and light
and gravity-defying and a real treat! I love it! No better, what a fun treat to
introduce your friends to : it tastes GREAT ALL BY ITSELF! Cheers.

5) Prosecco Bosco di Gica from Azienda ADAMI, from Italy's Veneto region -
the best - Valdobbiadene, ( $12.99, for a half bottle ), it does not get much
better than this : so lovely all by itself, just melts effortlessly away on the
palate!Go to : for more info. A lovely half-bottle to
enjoy, one after the other, pace yourselves, stop when you want : don't feel
guilty with these tasty half bottles of some of the best Prosecco. Cheers.


1) 2009 Vacqueyras dry red from XAVIER ( $29.99 ) : a real Rhone treat from
a great vintage.

2) ACORN 2008 Cabernet Franc from California's Alegria Vineyards, Russian
River Valley ( $29.99, 13.5% alcohol by volume ) is smooth and bright and very
silky and has some delicate Cabernet Franc traits. Great to sip, with finesse
and balance.

3) Pinot Noir 2010 Sonoma County, California dry red ( On Special for
$19.99, 14.5% alcohol by volume ) is a real treat from California. Cheers : fun,
warm wood-fire label, too.

4) Altos Del CUCO Spanish dry red Monastrell/ Mourvedre grape/Syrah and
Tempranillo blend ( $11.99, 13.5% alcohol by volume ) from Jumilla, Spain. This
2011 is a real treat and a value, too.

5) COLIMAN Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina, this 2011 ( $8.99, 12.5% alcohol
by volume ) is a light and very fresh and bright style, easy-drinking for

6)  Svb Rosa Vino Budimir, Aleksandrovac Zupaki , Serbia dry red ( $42.99,
13.5% alcohol by volume ) is made from 60% Prokupac and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
and is a really full-flavored, spicy, earthy and tasty wine from southern Serbia
to combine with a good, hearty, robust meal that includes some meat or at least
really well-seasoned-spiced foods. Cheers! What an amazing wine!!


Friday, December 21st, 2012 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Chris of Lanterna here to
taste some great Spanish and Washington State wines.

RAVI has lined up a GLENLIVET, ABERLOUR, Single Malt Scotch tasting at the
same time.

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Chris Bartha here to taste
some really fine selections from around the world that will be great for our
weekend and our Christmas meals. More info tomorrow as we decide what would be
the very best to taste with you all.

JOIN US,NEVER any charge for any of these tastings!

JUST SPOKE TO OWNER FLORENCE of Lavandou restaurant and they have changed
back their " no corkage " day to Monday. So remember buy a bottle here on
Mondays and take it down to the restaurant. Tell us you are doing this and we
will give you a 10% off on whichever bottle you take there, that pays your tax.

tomorrow for our 3-Part Weekly Wednesday  20% OFF still wine ( non-sparkling )
Wine Sale Wed. Dec. 19th, 2012 event on 12 or more bottles of non-sparkling

SAVE, SAVE MORE, SAVE EVEN MORE Here At Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits.
Cheers and Thanks For All Of Your Business. We are nothing without you and we
know this. Thank you, be safe, be sound, be merry, be wiser and happier and more
satisfied ... and do come and chat and hang with us. We love it when you do. You
are the very best. Happy Holidays to one and to all!! It's been a difficult year
and I, for one am really looking forward to this 2013!  Cheers ...  TONY

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 PART TWO Anthony Quinns' Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits Store Email On : Dindori Reserve Shiraz 2011 From SULA Vineyards, Nashick, India / Pinot Gris 2013 from Chateau d'Auvernier, Neuchatel, Switzerland / ' Il Dosso ' Barbarossa Romagna Itlaina Dry Red From FATTORIA PARADISO / 'Blanc Noir ' From DLC Dry White 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux / Bize LEROY White Burgundy Savigny-Le-Beaune / EVE'S CIDERY Sparkling Pery Pear / POLI Distillery From Soave, Veneto - A BRandy / & Much More : READ ON!!!

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Featuring a wide, international selection of fine wines, micro-brews and
HAPPY HANUKKAH! Hope your Sunday was special. Enjoy this week. Let us know
if we can be of any assistance?

PART TWO Of this TUESDAY'S Store Email : I have been under the weather and
so everything has been slower and more calculated for me and so I apologize
and will try and make up for it now on Thursday! FUN. I will list here an
assortment of really fun and exciting bottles of liquid joy and glee and
excitement and pleasure and learning, too : expanding your palates perhaps,
making ' new ' connections ' , yeah, connecting the dotes ...


1) Single Malt Scotch Whiskey ( from one single cask ) , un-chill
filtered, at natural color, distilled at ABELOUR Distillery for Douglas
ofDRumlanrig, On Special for $93.99 a 750ml bottle, from Speyside, this is
THE ULTIMATE craftmanship, the absolute care, the most authentic and pure
and true expression that you can have : WOW, this is incredible and I had a
chance to enjoy it, too : thanks to our local rep Alexis that came with
them and spent a couple of hours here with us tasting and explaining them.
What an opportunity, like being right there at the distillery and drinking
there, too, this is special indeed.

2)  Nurtured & then matured for 18 Years Natural Color from  ( time
and oak casks alone ),  from GLENGOYNE, a single-malt Scotch from the
Highlands, unhurried since 1833, $114.99 a bottle, from Robbie Hughes we
get this. He's the distillery manager and here we have so much finesse and
delicate nuances of flavor that are perfectly-balanced and harmonized, this
is a real treat for those wanting to taste the purity and the brightness,
the freshness and the silk and satin of a really fine single malt scotch :
LOOK no further! Distilled June 2000, Bottled : December 2011

3) Single Malt Scotch Whiskey from one single cask, distilled at
MACALLAN, aged 21 years, from Speyside, un-chill filtered, all natural
color,  distilled April 1990, bottled August 2011, for Douglass of
Drumlanrig, On Special for $187.99, this is again as close to the source,
and as pure and un-manipulated, as honest and authentic as an experience
gets. This is THE ultimate, try some, drink slowly, linger and relax and
feel so alive and so in touch!
4) Vodka Imported from Poland, distilled from grain and potato, "
Ultimat " , 100% neutral spirits, 40% alcohol by volume, this came to us
years ago by many people coming and and asking for it. On Special for
$42.99 a bottle, the dark blue glass bottle with silver-writing shouts out
that it is special, and when you combine this with the bottle-shape and the
silk and distinct quality of the vodka inside : well then you have the
complete package and then some, actually more than just some,... it's quite
the vodka and intriguing because it is a blend of both potato and grain, I
you never see that, so when you buy this you have something truly unique.
SPECIALS for you all to take advantage of. We also deliver for " no charge
"here in the area as long as you purchase $30 or more. You may tip our
drivers but that is optional and your choice. The important thing is that
your time is very valuable to you and it's being chipped at away by
everything today so we are happy to come and see you.

5) Brandy L'Arzente ( Brandy Italiano ) , distilled and bottled by
POLI Distillery ( Schiavon , Italy ) : On Special for $58.99, regular price
$75.99, for a 375ml bottle, this 1905 brandy is made in Veneto in the
Colline di Soave region, aged in Slovenian oak, beautiful color, and in a
FABulous Italian hand-blown glass bottle that is so classic and stylish and
would brighten up, and create conversation from taste to smell, to color,
to bottle, to place , to family and friends : this is pretty exciting,
really a lovely treat for the holidays.

6) Asian Pear Eaux De Vie from SUBARASHI KUDAMONO from in Ashford, CT
from ASian Pears grown in Pennslyvania is so SUBLIME, the definition of
SUBTLETY, liquid-clear-gleaming-glistling liquid that is as pure as
mountain water, ... of the gods, delightful and at $49.99 a bottle it also
comes in a great gift bottle and will be a grand accent for any event or
special moment. Highly Recommended.

7) Naturally sparkling Perry Pear that's fermented in the bottle from
the EVE'S CIDERY, $16.99, 8% alcohol by volume, this 750ml bottle was just
tasted here yesterday with our rep Jody Jackman, and I have to say that it
was so refreshing and lively, very distinct in taste as well, and perfect
to sip on while nibbling on something or some ... one ... yes, you just
have to decide what you like most when sipping it, maybe a combo of things
to serve along with it to draw it's flavors out to their farthest reaches
and fullest extent and potential!?! GO!

8) " Autumn's Gold " Naturally sparkling dry cider has a lovely dip
and a prick and a nip and a tug, a pull, gentle, present but not a yank,
YES : it will lead you without yanking or jerking you around, ... a bit of
a lovely tease .... made from a blend of traditional European cider
varieties, with a deep gold color, sparkling and quite dry, acidity that
only pushes you so far, and there's weight almost like the subtle tannins
of a grape in wine, you get some of that same mouth-grip, and it smells
like apples blossoms, some dried apple accents, leather and terroir, too in
the smell that is so attractive and hooks you immediately! Go to : for more info. Quite timely for the holidays ... ' new '
here ...

9) 2000 white burgundy 100% Chardonnay from the town of
Savigny-Les-Beaune from owner and winemaker Bize Leroy from her LEROY
burgundy house, On Special for $127.99 a bottle, a supreme expression of
some of the world's very finest wines, an exquisite dry French white that
rewrites the definition of what white burgundy can and should always be :
SUBLIME, the best, she only makes the very best ever. You must try some
Bize LEROY wine : we have four of her wines, two reds and two whites.
Perfect gifts for the holidays.

10) ' Blanc Noir ' from DLC, a dry and complex, unique, unfiltered,
unfined, sur-lie style 100% Cabernet Franc that's white - not red -
SHOCKING! - and in a Burgundy-style bottle and not a Bordeaux-bottle :
confusing! What is amazing is the rich and full and complex flavors that
are really a beauty with nutty overtones and cream and multi-layered honeys
that are so sun-baked that you have to stop and pause, close your eyes, and
swallow in small steps, always leaving a bit in your mouth to have more of
the whole taste come and reveal itself ... yeah, it's special, yeah, it's
HIGH MAINTENANCE but well-worth it.

11) ' Dindori ' Reserve Shiraz 2011, from Nashick, India, $21.99, 13.5%
alcohol by volume, from the SULA Vineyards, WE ARE THRILLED TO HAVE IT BACK

12) Pinot Gris 2013 from the Chateau d'Auvernier , Thierry GRasjean &
Company, Switzerland, $38.49 a bottle, 13% alcohol by volume, from
Neuchatel, Switzerland : " deep gold color, full-bodied, rich and mellow
taste. Food suggestions : fish in cream sauces, veal stew ( blanquette de
veau ) or chicken, will go well with aged cheese ... "

13) 'Il Dosso ' from the indigenous red grape variety BARBAROSSA in
Romagna, Italy, made by the FATTORIA PARADISO, $32.99, a dry lighter-bodied
red, one of the true liquid wonders of the world, I loved it, I fell '
head-over-heels ' in love with it from the bouquet to the color to the
taste and long , satisfying finish. It was quite the COMPLETE TREAT! Highly
Recommended. With 14.5% alcohol .... so delightful ...

SO : Here are some things to excite and invite you to call us or come by
and celebrate here with us over the holidays ... we are here for you. Let
us know how we may be of help. Cheers,  TONY

CALL with orders : 202-363-4265  ..

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Anthony Quinn's Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits' Tuesday Weekly Store Email Of 12/11/12 On : Monument Wine Selections, Russel's Reserve 10-Year-Old Bourbon, Sidney Moore Of The Mayflower Wine & Spirits' Italian Wine Store Of Seventies Passes Away Sadly, Glenelly 2007 Shiraz/ Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot / and Petit Verdot Dry Red Stellenbosch, South Africa,...And So Much More! CADUCEUS & MERKIN New Mexico, Arizona Wines, Ales From SHELTON BROTHERS ... Enjoy!

Cleveland Park Wine Cleveland Park Beer, Liquor & Wine
Featuring a wide, international selection of fine wines, micro-brews and spirits
HAPPY HANUKKAH! Hope your Sunday was special. Enjoy this week. Let us know if we
can be of any assistance?

for you all to take advantage of. We also deliver for " no charge "here in the
area as long as you purchase $30 or more. You may tip our drivers but that is
optional and your choice. The important thing is that your time is very valuable
to you and it's being chipped at away by everything today so we are happy to
come and see you. All you have to do is respond to this email with whatever you
want to order and have delivered ; or you can call us here at : 202-363-4265.
Ask for Michel Dumas or me, Anthony Quinn and we will be happy to take your
order and deliver whatever you want and whenever you want.

TOMORROW : 12/12/12 ( wow, think of these numbers here - must be a sign!?! ) :
Wednesday, ALL DAY we have our 3-Part Still Wine SALE :

1) BUY ANY BOTTLE of non-sparkling wine and SAVE 20% OFF the sticker price,
whether it is already on sale or special or not.
2) BUY ANY 6 BOTTLES or more  of still wine and SAVE 15% OFF the marked
sticker prices.
3) BUY ANY 12 Bottles or more of still wine and SAVE 20% OFF the marked
sticker prices.

THIS INCLUDES : all port, sherry, marsala, madeira and sake, all size wine
bottles, box wines.
SO : mix up whatever your heart desires by responding to this email or
calling us here at : 202-363-4265 ; and get your order delivered, too if you

WE OFFER GIFT CERTIFICATES, so call and tell us how much you want to make them
for and to whom? We will take care of the rest for you. It makes a great gift a
GIFT CERTIFICATE from Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits.
REMEMBER : you can also give gifts from us of D.C.-made Bailey Kasten
chocolates, Bill Sander's own California, kosher award-winning olive oil using
three famous Spanish olives. You also have a whole choice now of apple and pear
ciders from all over the world , including right here in our back yard.

YOU CAN ORDER and HAVE SHIPPED anywhere in the United States where it is legal
by us when you go online to : Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits. Check that out. It
may be really simple for you all to have something really special shipped bu us
to loved ones, business associates, family, someone you owe a gift to and keep
forgetting to take care of?! DO IT - any of this - NOW ... with US!!!! We are
here to help you , really we are. Many of you know us well and so let us help
you make your lives simpler, and proactive and give you back some of your
valuable time in the process. That's got to be worth something really important
to you, no?!?


1)  HEBREW 8 Different Beers Plus A Glass and CHANUKAH CANDLES, celebrating
16 years of delicious BEER and Delicious Shyick - L'Chaim! On Special for
$29.99, a mix of eight different beers! Only 2 gift sets left, call or respond
to this email if you want them?

2) MIKKELLER Red White Christmas ale brewed with spices of MIKKELLER DE
PROEF BROUWERIJ, Belgium ( On Special for $29.99, 8% alcohol by volume, 1 Qt. 1
Pt. 2.7Fl. Oz bottle ) is large and impressive and a great holiday ale to enjoy
with family and friends.

3)  " A Rather Curious Collection of Holiday Ales " - 4 Types in all from
SHELTON BROTHERS, Hand-Crafted in a small English brewery ( On Special this
Gift-Set for $24.99, four 4 half-liter ( 1 Pt. 9 Fl. Oz bottles ). REINDEER
Droppings,  BAD ELF winter's ale, REINDEER'S REVOLT English Christmas, SANTA'S
BUTT winter porter.

4) " Mandolin " from Blue Mountain BARREL HOUSE Virginia beer ( $12.99.
Arrington, Nelson, County, VA. 1 Pt. 9.4Fl. Oz, ) was
tasted here this past weekend with some of the other BARREL HOUSE VA. beers by
our local rep Susan Hemming, BLUE MOUNTAIN Brewery , 9519 Critzers Shop Rd. (
Rt. 151 ) , Afton, VA. 22920  Tel : 540-295-2065. I tasted the Mandolin and
liked it quite a bit and I heard very positive things about the rest. Come check
them out : drink and give local brews. Excellent and fun. Cheers. Thanks Susan.
Come again soon.

LIQUOR / LIQUEUR From Ravinder Sharma :


1) Licor de Cafe KAPALI, imported Coffee Liqueur from Mexico ( $12.99 a
bottle, 20% alcohol by volume,, 40 Proof, ) is " new and exciting " and has lots
of possibilities in coffee, on sweets, by itself, on ice cream and more. Cheers.

2) Orchard Apricot Fruit Liqueur from ROTHMAN & WINTER ( $31.99, 750ml
bottle, 24% alcohol by volume, product of Austria,, Destillerie
Purkhart , Stevr, Austria, Danube Valley ). Apricots for the holidays - sounds
good to me, Beautiful golden apricot color, mesmerizing! Cheers.


1) Vermouth Blanc of DOLIN , of Chambery, France ( $13.99, founded in 1821,
16% alcohol )  the third vermouth that we have added to this excellent line of
very fine vermouth. It is the Blanc or the Bianco style which is different from
the Dry and the Sweet, so do not confuse it with the Sec. Go to :
for more info. Cheers.

2) KILBEGGAN Irish Whisky From The World's Oldest Distillery, $24.99, 40%
alcohol by volume, 750ml bottle, since 1757, go to :,
from Kilbeggan, Ireland ) : don't forget the wealth and variety that is
available to you all. KILBEGGAN does not get advertised so it is
well-less-recognized but excellent quality and value always. Cheers. Check them
out on their web page to get more ideas.

3) SQUARE ONE Cucumber Flavored Organic Vodka ( $32.99, 40% alcohol by
volume, 80 Proof, 750ml bottle,, Rigby, Idaho ) is made
from 100% USDA Organic rye. " Our master distiller Bill Scott crafts this
singularly distinctive cucumber flavored vodka infusing cucumber essences into
our original certified organic American rye vodka.  ... deliciously aromatic
spirit ..  ".

4) Original BREAKOUT Premium Rye Whisky - 8 Yr. Old ( $39.99, 750ml bottle,
43% alcohol by volume, 86 Proof, ) : " Make a bold
move. Break out of your routine and taste the original rebel of ryes, 8-year-old
Breakout American Rye Whiskey. Rebellious spirit. Smooth character".

WINE From Michel & TONY :


1) 2010 CASTLE ROCK California Pinot Noir , One Bottle Each for the Regions
of : Mendocino, Monterey, and Sonoma with Customized Tasting Mats to do your own
private dinner party/ wine-tasting ( $42.99 ) for the set of three bottle. This
is a nice gift set and will make a nice present to you or to family and friends.
Limited availability so come and check them out and get what you want before we
sell out. GREAT Pinot Noir to enjoy with your meals, at very affordable prices,

NEVER BEFORE NOW AVAILABLE : Limited Quantities of the Maynard Keenan
, lead singer of Tool, and A Full Circle. Together with his winemakers Eric they
make a series of wines in Arizona called ARIZONA STRONGHOLD that we have sold
for years now, as well as occasionally his wines from California.
RELEASED TO US for the FIRST TIME are the Small-Batches of the following
wines :

1) MERKIN VINEYARDS' " Shinola " 2011 New Mexico Red Wine, ( $32.99, 13.5%
alcohol by volume, /, Twitter:
@caduceuscellars ) from Jerome,, Arizona.

2) CADUCEUS ( The Staff of the god Hermes the herald of temporality &
transformation, eloquence & chance ) , this 2010 ' Anubis Arizona Red Wine (
$52.99, 14% alcohol by volume, www,, Jerome, Arizona ) is another
highly-allocated wine from Maynard.

3) MERKIN VINEYARDS' " Chupacabra " 2011 California Red Wine ( $29.99,
14.5% alcohol by volume, , Jerome, AZ ) is one that we get
calls for constantly.

4) CADUCEUS' " Naga " 2010 Arizona Red Table ( $59.99, 13.9% alcohol by
volume, , Jerome, AZ ) : 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot,
23% Sangiovese and 8% Tempranillo ... we get lots of requests for the NAGA as

DO NOT DELAY in calling about these! Limited Quantities.

ALSO From Maynard Keenan :

1) LOZEN 2010 Arizona Red Table Wine ( $52.99, 13.7% alcohol by volume,
Camp Verde, AZ, ) is a dry red blend of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon,
31% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 14% Malbec.

WE HAVE LESS than a case of each of these, one bottle of each per customer :
FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE. This may be your only opportunity so please respond to
this email or call and ask for Michel or Tony : 202-363-4265.

FAB Kosher Wines For The Holidays : 3 Red Bordeaux:

1) CHATEAU DE L'ANGELAIS Castillon Cotes De Bordeaux, 2010 ( $27.99, 14%
alcohol by volume, Puissguin, Gironde, Bordeaux, Pierre Troisgros et Associes,
kosher and kosher for Passover, not Mevushal ) : from a great vintage, by

2) RUBAN BLEU D'ARSAC 2003  Haut-Medoc from Chateau D'Arsac, ( $35.99, 13%
alcohol by volume, kosher, kosher for Passover and also Mevushal ) : mature and
fully-ready to enjoy immediately!

3) CHATEAU BRANDA Puisseguin-St-Emilion 2000 ( $50.99, mis en bouteille au
chateau/ estate-bottled, 13% alcohol by volume, kosher and kosher for Passover )
is from a GREAT VINTAGE of 2000 : mature and a dream to drink now with a meal.
Will continue to improve and will last for a long time. Buy a case and drink it
over time. Cheers!

RED Wines :

Here is a list of some reds for you, ran out of time : must send email!

1) GLENELLY 2007 Shiraz,/ Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot dry red
blend, $24.99,14% alcohol by volume, ) from Stellenbosch , South Africa :
2) ESTAY from DOMINIO DOSTARES Spanish red2010 made from the indigenous
grape variety , Prieto Picudo, $15.99 : fab!
3) Chateau D'Aiguilhe Querre Grand Vin De Bordeaux, 2008, Castillon dry red
blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc : drinking beautifully now!
4) Domaine Juliette Avril 2010 Chateauneuf-Du-Pape dry red, On Special for
$32.99 a bottle, regularly $39.99 a bottle, 14% alcohol by volume. Great year,
drinking really well now.
5) DEVIL'S ELBOW Adelaide Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009, Australia,
$22.99, 14.5% alcohol by volume. A beauty now!

THIS IS THE HOLIDAY SEASON and it has been great to see many familiar faces as
well as some that we have not seen for awhile that come visiting family and
friends here in Cleveland Park. Some like David and Emily moved to start a
family in Virginia where it is more affordable. They got a babysitter and had
the weekend to themselves and chose to make us a part of it. Now that's really
special to us and we feel honored, really we do.
Others like Leslie brought her boyfriend Stephen in two with her this past
Friday night. She lives now in Logan Circle's neighborhood and could not come to
Cleveland Park without saying " hello " to us. Her bright smile and positive
words and enthusiasm lit up the whole store and sure was appreciated at the end
of a long and busy day here.
Dan visited from Old Towne, Alexandria to make his purchases of wine. He and
Leslie used to live in the neighborhood and yet they still shop with us. People
that used to live here years ago and have moved away still get this store email
and when they visit they mention that it helps them to have a sense and keep up
with their old neighborhood. Perhaps the nicest thing to hear is that those that
have moved have never found a store like ours and that they miss shopping with
Now that's gold to our ears. Thanks to you all, thanks Leslie of Logan Circle,
Emily of North Arlington, VA., Leslie of Olde Towne, Alexandria, VA., Dan,
David, Stephen, and all you others - there are simply too many names to mention

SO OFTEN THE CONVERSATION goes like : had to stop by, could not come to the
neighborhood without coming to say " hell ". Are you tasting anything? Got
anything special for me / us? I / we want you to meet our relatives.  ... and
the relatives and friends say : we have heard so much about you. WE, TOO have
heard so much about all of you. This is a place of business but it is also a
place that we pride ourselves in knowing faces and as many names as we can and
remembering what people like and are interested in? I wish I could remember more
of your names. It pains me to not remember them all. Mention them to us from now
and then so that we can hear them and not feel embarrassed to be asking you once
again what your name is. That would be a great holiday gift to us - to hear you
say your names to us to remind us what they are so that we may as often as not
call you/ address you by your names.

HARRY WAS BY the other day. He calls when he need s things. His wife Elinor
passed away this year and I had included her recipe in one of our store emails :
FABULOUS MUSHROOM SOUP on Page 17 of the recipe book called : " A TASTE Of
CLEVELAND PARK ".  We have this recipe cookbook and we are happy to show it to
you anytime.I was able to finally see Harry this weekend and tell him how sorry
we were for his loss. He needed some Sancerre to take to a dinner party and we
took care of him. Have a happy holiday season Harry. Our thoughts are with you.

SPEAKING OF PASSINGS, this year Sidney Moore Margolis passed away. She used to
own the Mayflower Wines & Spirits. Some of you still remember and mention it to
me from time to time. She ran with Michael Downey ( I was fortunate enough to
work there with them both in the mid eighties - before computers, before the
internet, before Smart Phones. I-Pods, Apple, Windows, the i-Pad, - the canvas
was still largely white and Sidney sent out through the mail - when Robert
Parker, Jr. was just starting his Wine Advocate newsletter. When Bob used to
come to the Mayflower and purchase wines to taste and possibly include in his
Wine Advocate? When Sidney would have a weekly weekend delivery pf Panelle
breads from Hoboken, New Jersey, the POGGIO LAMENTANO unfiltered murky
olive-green extra virgin olive oil for sale, the monthly wine samplers of six
wines for you all to try? ) .
THOSE WERE some glorious days and we will miss you Sidney. Your impact here in
Washington D.C. and the wine business was enormous and many of us still remember
you fondly and have taken and shared/ utilized ideas that you developed to
continue in your footsteps. I HAVE, for one continued to love and explore
Italian wines which was a specialty of the Mayflower Wines & Spirits. I have
also continued to write and express myself through these weekly store emails as
you did monthly, typing up at the back of the store in your office on you
typewriter. Remember those?!? So here's to you Sidney!
THANKS for all that you did for me as well as all that you did to make the wine
business special today even in these difficult times where so many things are
now corporate and about points and scores and unites and numbers and less about
love and passion and dreams and what really matters : the people and the
families behind the wines. Yesterday it was announced that Robert Parker , Jr.
had just stepped down as editor-and-chief of the Wine Advocate and sold it or
part of it?THOSE WERE SIMPLER days, there were not yet as many people in the
wine business, the 1980's, and Bob Parker was not the name he was now.
THEY OFTEN REFER TO HIM now as the wine " god " of the business, a term I never
cared for. Back then it was such a pleasure to chat with him and advise him on
some of the wines that he might be interested in tasting and considering for the
Wine Advocate? It comes as a bit of a shock to me that he sold the Advocate and
has stepped down. I might not have agreed with his point system and assigning a
number to a wine. I do feel that he did a lot of good even with the point score
he developed and pioneered. I loved some of his prose. He wrote well and it
inspired a desire in me to search for and perhaps purchase and taste the wines
that he wrote about.
ANYWAY, we will miss you Sidney. When you passed away and Harry came on a
Saturday and told me, and Jim Stutsman was here that knew you both, we
celebrated her life the three of us. Nice. Later that night when the store
closed and we walked outside a heard a black musician playing along to a
recording of Jimi Hendrix' " Red House " and I had to walk up to him and listen.
I could not get away from the thought Sidney, that the music was carrying you
off and away and that it was both a comfort to you as it was to me as I smiled
and remembered all the good times we had spent in each others company. Cheers!


Friday, December 14th, 2012 ( 5-8PM ) : With John and Theresa Morrison we
will taste some great Holiday Selections from around the world. Join u, never
any charge.

Saturday, December 15th, 2012 ( 2-6PM ) : A Monument Import Wine-Tasting of
some fine California wine selections, still to be decided. Call us for more info
: 202-363-4265. Join us, never any charge!

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! Come see us tomorrow for our Still/Non-Sparkling wine
sale and let us know how we may help you.

WE DID A FINE RUSSEL'S RESERVE 10-Year Kentucky Bourbon tasting ( $39.99 ), this
past weekend with Carissa Cyran, Thanks Carissa. Carissa will be back again on
12/19.12 from 6-9PM to repeat this tasting if you missed it the last one.

COME ON BY, Happy Holidays and thanks again for everything,  TONY

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Join Us Tomorrow 4 R Big-Theme BUBBLY Wine-Tasting, Free, No Charge, Try 40-45 Different Kinds From Around The World! 5:30-8PM Anthony Quinn's Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits Weekly Tuesday Store Email : Enjoy! DOMAINE PFISTER Alsace, France, BOVE, PALTRINIERI, ANDREOLA, PERLA Del GARDA, GRUET, PIERRE MONCUIT, EDMOND BARNAUT, CANALSCANALS, CODORNIU - all fine Champagne and Sparkling Wines!

ALWAYS SAVE WEEKLY HERE @ Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits :

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.

WEDNESDAYS : ( tomorrow because of our BIG THEME Sparkling Wine-Tasting
that is free here we will have special pricing of all sparkling wines
except for Veuve Clicquot that can get up to 20% OFF the marked sticker
prices. ) COME, Join US, Never any charge, everyone always welcome ...

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.



JOIN US For Our CHAMPAGNE/Sparkling Wine BIG THEME Tasting tomorrow night,
Wednesday December 3th, 2014 from 5:30-8:00PM. THERE IS NO CHARGE for this
tasting and so bring family and friends, office associates, neighbors :
EVERYONE WELCOME! This is the most popular event that we do each year and
people talk about it all through the year and get these really big smiles
and grins that cover their faces. It's fun to witness, always makes me
smile and grin, too. ALL Sparkling wines and Champagnes will be On Special
tomorrow during our tasting, and that's from Bottle #1! You can get even
better deals by buying six or more bottles or even more when you buy twelve
or more bottles. That can be assorted between all the bubbly we sell here
in the store, any size, any style ( everything except the Veuve Clicquot )
: SAVE and SAVE and SAVE SOME MORE.  ...   MOSTLY have a great time and
learn something as you taste, meet others and PLEASE BUY ONE BOTTLE Or More
to show your thanks for these Monthly BIG THEME Tastings that we hold here
and do not charge for.

WOW : What fun, we know how to have fun and to teach you bits and pieces of
things, as well as make your time here memorable  and an experience that is
both serendipitous, somewhat unplanned, and that will catch your attention.
That's the idea, we want to add positive things to your life. This is
important and we can facilitate this for you. Trust in us, we trust in you.

SO : It's Tuesday now and so today and tomorrow is all about getting ready
to finish 2014 with a bang, with a sparkle, with a grand blast, to close
out 2014 and reach out to 2015. We have our tasting with eleven tables and
between 40-45 sparkling wines to taste you on for you to better decide what
you would like to accomplish these lofty goals with over this holiday season
that started last week with Thanksgiving.

GAS PRICES are down and that is a tremendous boost to our economy we all
hope. Perhaps we can pay down some of our debts and also think about
spending some of our savings on a more special holiday season. That will be
nice, I hope that we can all accomplish some of that with some success,
especially if the gas coasts stay down for a longer period of time this
time? WE can only pray and hope.

SPEAKING OF THAT I read quite, for me, inspirational article in the
Washington Post newspaper on the Pope and his humble origins in Argentina.
I loved reading about the grandmother that raised him that was more
open-minded than her children that would not allow divorced people into
their home. I also loved the story about the nurse that saved the Popes'
life there that tripled the dose of the medicine he needed thus saved him.
It is stories like that, of personal initiative that inspire me and make me
smile broadly, really broadly! There are other parts of the article I liked
as well and I am happy that I read it, even mentioning it this weekend to
both my daughter and my wife.

ALE, BEER and CIDER From Santos Rivera :

1) Hand-Pressed Seasonal Reserve Hard Cider Naturally Gluten Free from
McKENZIE'S , $11.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, 5.% alcohol by volume,
mulled with cinnamon and nutmeg, Seneca, New York,  ... : " Sip,smell and
savor the rich mulled spicy goodness of McKenzie's Seasonal Reserve ... "

2) Fresh Hop IPA " Celebration " from SIERRA NEVADA ( Purest
Ingredients, Finest Quality ), On Special for $10.99 a 6-pack, " brewed &
bottled by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Chico, California, and Mills
River, NC,... 6.8% alcohol by volume, go to : for more
info .... one of the ' original ' brews from one of the first breweries
making fine, small-batch beers way back when! Most people have forgotten,
but SIERRA NEVADA has keep up with the times and is still very pertinent
and relevant! Cheers to an original, I notice and am pleased to report this
to many of you that may not know this.

3) Christmas Ale Since 1993 from BRECKENRIDGE Brewery that make fine
Colorado ales, On Special for $12.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, 7.4%
alcohol by volume, from Denver, Colorado,

Hey, WE HAVE LIQUEUR and LIQUOR from Malkit & Jagir to share with you here

1) Superior Irish Cream Liqueur from THE IRISHMAN, On Special for
$19.99 a bottle and made from more than the 1% required by Irish law to use
in these creams, that's saying something and you sure can taste it, it's
fabulous! Love it.

2) Single Malt Irish Whiskey aged 16 years and matured in three woods
by BUSHMILLS, $89.99 a bottle, from Ireland, a beauty. Check it out for
it's ultra-silky finesse and taste.

3) Rhum Vieux Agricole 1887-2012 from CLEMENT, Edicion Limitee ,
vieille futs de chene are used to produce this flavorful yet silky rum, On
Special for $33.99 a bottle.

4) Premium Cranberry Liqueur from BLACK DUCK On Special for $17.99 a
bottle, 12.5% alcohol by volume, this can add just that right Cranberry
flavor, character and zip to many of your holiday drinks. Be creative, try
mixing it and see what you can invent! Cheers!!

5)  Preferred American Blended Whiskey with both an intriguing rare
flavor and a really fine bouquet, too, On Special for $16.99 a 1.75ml
bottle, in a plastic bottle to keep the cost down from transporting, 40%
alcohol by volume, a GREAT DEAL! Try some.

WE HAVE MANY BOTTLES of wine to interest you in but with our BUBBLY TASTING
tomorrow we will focus just on the bubbly here : 40-45 types to taste
tomorrow. I do not have time to list them here today but they cover many
countries and all price brackets , so come get a list from us here tomorrow
and taste if you have time. Cheers...


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 : Our Big-Theme BUBBLY Wine-Tasting from
5:30-8PM, free, join us.

Friday, December 5th, 2014 ( 5-8PM ) :    still working on this, check our
Facebook at : Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits for an update ...

Saturday, December 6th, 2014 ( 2-6PM ) : check back for an update here ...

pretty big range of the sparkling wine world. Cheers and thanks again for

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LIKE US on Facebook at : Cleveland Park Wine and Spirits so you can see and
read daily what we are up to and involved in and sharing with you!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you all,   Malkit, Jagir, Santos, Sifredo, Cesar,
Augostino, Chris and Tony