Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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Happy LABOR DAY To Us All! Let's celebrate, push the edges, carve out a niche,
go ' for it ! ' Not feel squeezed out of our last few days and hours and moments
of basking in the glow, the sunshine, the moonlight , the super moon, the red
moon, of silly mooning around, grinning, feeling alive and in touch ... oh yeah.



LEt us help you, we love helping you, really, yes we do ,... and you know those
of that shop here that we delight in helping you.


Gabriele Rausse of his own Virginia winery GABRIELE RAUSSE in Charlottesville, tastes with our customers, FABulous wines!




Really fine beer from Steven Shaw in New York! Need to get some here soon!


Labor Day TREATS here @ cleveland park wines ...
What will you all need? what have you put off doing all summer that you would
still like to do? Do you need any ideas? Come on by, we are full of ideas,
perhaps too many ideas but we can comb through some and find the ones that are
perfect for you ...
WE HAVE SO MANY things to be grateful for and sometimes they are just under our
noses.On Sunday night my wife and I went to see the movie : " the One Hundred
Foot Journey " and we both absolutely loved it! Perhaps this can be the base of
this week's store email for me as I do like to have some themes to run through
what I write. Labor Day is, of course, the principle theme and celebration. And
in Washington D.C. and the surrounding metropolitan region many cultures,
peoples, religions, beliefs, politics, arts, food and spirits all convene here
and we all find common ground and celebrate.
OF COURSE For LABOR DAY many of us will be grilling, but there are so many
things to grill and so many ways to grill, marinate, prepare, respect, reveal,
celebrate and come to know better and taste better whatever it may be? I grilled
some chicken thighs, for example last night for my wife and daughter. hey have
started back to school already, it is very hard for them, yesterday having been
their first day.
SO : We All Will Be Perhaps Eating Outside this weekend, weather permitting?
hat's the plan I would imagine, make things as simple as possible to enjoy every
last minute and moment and drop and taste and flavor. Sounds like a great plan.
WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? MEAT OR FISH OR VEGETABLE OR ALL THREE?!? You can go
completely vegetarian, that's a strong possibility. My friend and customer
Andrea made me keenly aware that not everyone is a meat/eater. She's right,
really she is. I have had to add a whole knew vocabulary and way of talking
about beer, cider, liqueur, liquor and wine as a result of my conversations with
Andrea. hank you Andrea.
SO : For two nights in a row I grilled. I love to grill. I grill vegetables as
well as fish and meat Andrea, promise I do.
ON Sunday night I grilled the salmon fillet my wife brought home, and last night
it was the chicken thighs. I have to say that watching the movie " The Hundred
Foot Journey " influenced my cooking of the chicken thighs and I am happy to say
that my wife commented several times on how tasty it was, how much she enjoyed
it. She asked me what secret spices I might have used to cook it? I said ; "
Cardamon . " She said, ' no, we do not have any. ' I told her I bought some at
the store. It was used by the Indian chef in some of his recipes and so I
thought I would mention that. She is correct, there was no Cardamon used, and
yet I did marinate and soak the chicken thighs for awhile in many ' Tony spices.
' ThAT'S ALL THAT I WILL SAY, VERY SECRET! Cheers.
I LIKED how so much emphasis was made on cooking and either ' having it ' or
not, about knowing and understanding and tasting one's ingredients. I told my
wife and daughter last night that I wished I had worked in Philippe Mellot's
kitchen at the Hotel De La Rigaudie in Sarlat, France years ago. I told her it
would be fun, and then I quickly added : " No, cooking is not fun, it's work,
hard work, a real labor of love. " She agreed with me. I would have learned a
lot. Now I glean a lot from family and friends and chefs that I know , and
movies that I watch and that inspire me, as well as books on food that do the
same. Wow, all so inspiring.
So , Once Again ... about LABOR DAY :
What to serve? he Pumpkin beers are all coming out early, so are the
Octoberfest beers starting to poke out from the corners. What do you think? Do
you want to serve any Pumpkin ales or any Octoberfest beers? We have some, of
course. hen there are the summer seasonal beers as well , and all/time favorite
beers of ours? I have some that I have brought to the table here to mention that
might be fun as hopefully we will be gathered around outside in the warmth and
sunshine around a grill with family and friends.
1/ French Craft Organic Ale from the MOULINS D'ASCQ Blonde / On Special
for $3.49 an 11 Fl. Oz bottle, , 6.2 percent alcohol by volume, USDA certified
Organic Ecocert France Sas, go to : www.moulinsdascq.fr for more info / I have
to include this having seen the movie. Seems like it would cut through some of
the sauces and the flavorings we add to our food? I would be happy to give it a
try. What about you all?
2/ ' Boont Barl ' Bourbon Barrel Amber Ale from ANDERSON VALLEY , a malt
beverage aged in 6 months in WILD URKEY bourbon barrels : / $12.99 a 22 Fl. Oz
bottle, 6 percent alcohol by volume, / Bahl Hornin' since 1987 ... from
Boonesville, CA., an Amber Ale ... go to : www.avbc.com for more info ...
cheers, perfect to hold in your hands outside on Labor Day I would say , ...
nice taste, too.
I JUST SPOKE to Santos about Labor Day : He mentioned two just now ...
1/ ' HOP / A / Peel from ATWATER BREWERY IN DETROIT, MI., ale brewed with
orange peel, : " An American IPA with mass a/peel Cascade and Chinook team with
hops of the ' Super Cascade ' variety, to help you feel this brew right down to
your navel. Dried and ground orange peel helps deliver a citric bittering
that'll have your tongue feel like it's on vacation in Florida. "
I LIKE THAT, ... ' that'll have your tongue feel like it's on vacation in
Florida." I like that a lot, we should all feel like we are still ' on vacation
in Florida ' or wherever else we may be. hat is a noble goal to strive for,
let's all strive to feel like we are ' on vacation! '
2/ ' Peacemaker ' Pale Ale from LONERIDER Brewing Company , Ales for
Outlaws, : / On Special for $6.49 a bottle , regularly $9.99 a six/ pack , 5.7
percent alcohol by volume, from Raleigh, North Carolina,go to :
www.LoneriderBeer.com for more info ... : " Don't let the badge fool you /
Peacemaker is popular with lawmen and outlaws alike. ThiS PALE ALE USES SEVERAL
HOP VARIETIES AND EUROPEAN MALTS FOR A UNIQUE and bountiful hop aroma with a
balanced bitterness." ry some, what an incredible choice for Labor Day weekend
and an incredible value, too. Cheers.
AND A HARD CIDER FROM SANTOS :
1/ Hard Cider Private Reserve Belgian White, BelgianStyle cider from
WOODCHUCK / On Special for $9.99 a six/pack of 12 ounce bottles, 5.5 percent
alcohol by volume, gluten/free, too. his ' new and exciting ' and perfect for
Labor Day celebrations. Great with fish and cheese, from Middlebury, Vermont. "
A handcrafted treasure, the ultra/limited edition private reserve Belgian white,
is crafted with a classic Belgian beer yeast, cloudy, with a rich, golden hue.
It presents a delicate aroma and taste , with coriander and orange notes. It
pairs excellently with seafood fare, mixed greens or sharp cheeses. "
BUT HEY, LABOR DAY is also some spirits as well as beer, cider and wine ...
let's see what we have :
FROM MALKIT and JAGIR we have :
1/ ZODIAC Vodka Luxury Potato Spirits : / $29.99 a ml bottle, called '
Cancer ' / June 22 to July 23 / 40 percent alcohol by volume, ... handcrafted in
Idaho, USA, the heart of potato country. Zodiac is carefully filtered through
Canadian birch charcoal and blended with Rocky Mountain Spring water. Smooth as
can be, you must try some ...
2/ Family Gin Distillers Since 1863, HAYMAN'S London Dry Gin With 10
Botanicals : / $29.99 a bottle, 47 percent alcohol by volume, ,,, great
tradition, taste and flavors, discover it all over again : a classic.
3/ Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey : / On Special for
$26.99 a bottle, 95 percent proof, ... : " he unapologetic and independent
spirit, made for those who take their bourbon seriously." So true, great point,
many of us do, too, take our bourbon whiskey seriously!
4/ Brandy from Virginia from CATOCTIN CREEK , this " Distiller's Reserve "
Hand/Crafted, Small/Batch at $46.99 a 750ml bottle, 40 percent alcohol by
volume, is quite smooth and very pleasing and enjoyable to sip, even with the
warmer weather, especially at night when things cool down some and the stars are
shining bright : perfect for this Labor Day weekend celebration of ours. Cheers
and enjoy.
5/ Apple Jack from LAIRD'S , it's a smooth blend, from America's oldest
family/run distiller, $22.99 a 750ml bottle, 40 percent alcohol by volume, nice
to sip and enjoy into the night looking up at the moon and dreaming and
remembering and planning and getting the nerve up to do some things, finally,
that you have been wanting to do for a lifetime and just have to start doing!
Cheers. Delightful to sip, a treat to blend, love the apple, a fine expression
of the apple as a brandy ... enjoy.
TUESDAYS :
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 :
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.
SAVE , SAVE, SAVE MORE @ CP WINES!
WINES From Chris And Tony :
1/ ' Deux ' 211 from Domaine POUILLON , a dry white blend of 55 percent
Chardonnay and 45 percent Viognier from the Columbia Valley : / $24.99 a bottle,
13.8 percent alcohol by volume, from Lyle, WA. State ... made by a local French
legend , the son of Jean/Louis Paladin of the Jean Louis restaurant that was so
popular back at the Watergate Hotel back in the eighties, remember? Well his son
is making some brilliant wines here. His mother had going for years the really
wonderful fish restaurant on P Streets N.W. off of Dupont Circle called PESCE.
Food and wine, a great winning combination : fine, FINE wine here, distinct and
flavorful and wonderful with a meal, many a meal, when we grill outside...
2/ 2011 Oregon Pinot Gris from the Rudolfo Vineyard at LUMOS in
McMinnville, Oregon, $21.99 a bottle, 12.6 percent alcohol by volume, this has
developed now many of it's extra flavors and is mature and delicious and will be
great for Labor Day as well as these extra developed flavors will hold their own
against many a food and spice and seasoning and marinated taste ... what fun,
what an adventure, live a little, experience the wealth of a full palate of
experiences... cheers!
3/ McPherson ' Les Copains / The Friends ' 2013 Dry Rose from Texas, $16.99
a 750ml bottle, 12.9 percent alcohol by volume, is a lovely, delicate, dry and
lilting and rich/tasting rose with 15 percent Viognier alcohol by volume, ... I
wrote about it last week and am again writing about it now ...
4/ 2011 Norton Estate/ Bottled from the STONE HILL Winery in Missouri, a
great food wine, $22.99, 13.8 percent alcohol by volume, go to :
www.stonehillwinery.com for more info. Fun and exciting and so typical and
American and important and special and a true American expression! You must try
this at some point, NOW is a great point! Cheers, needs food, needs a flavorful,
spicy meal.
NOTE :
WE WANT TO SAY HOW SORRY we are for the Napa Valley and their recent
earthquake on Sunday night I believe at 3 AM in the morning was it? Anyway, we
are here and thrilled to represent Napa wines and have some of both the :
1/ BV 211 Rutherford Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, $36.99 a bottle, and
the ...
2/ Reserve Tapestry 2010 Napa Valley Meritage Bordeaux blend, $77.99 a
bottle for you to all celebrate this Labor Day weekend in how fine the wines of
the Napa Valley are, have been and still can and will be ... cheers, our
thoughts are very much now, very heavy, too ,,, as we think of you and the
rebuilding and the work you all have ahead of yourselves, and harvest, too! Lots
on your plates now, good luck with it all, we will sell you wines and help that
way ...
4/ 2011 ' Mangus ' ARIZONA Red WINE ... FROM THE COCHISE COUNTY in Arizona,
this is a wine of elegance and finesse and perfect for this heat and humidity,
$29.99 a bottle, try some, live some, experience some, step outside your comfort
zone, and ENJOY A WHOLE LO ...
Week's Tastings :
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29TH, 2014 FROM 5 TO 8 PM : Taste the wines of Greece with
Sotiris Bafitis a selection of FABulous Greek wines!
SATURDAY, August 30th, 2014 from 2 to 6 PM : Taste the WINES OF ROBERT AND
OF SPAIN : FABulous Albarino white and red Priorat and Rioja... and more ...
NEVER ANY CHARGE, EVERYONE ALWAYS WELCOME!
THANKS for everything, call us when you need a delivery and we will come see
you, 202 363 4265 or simply come by ... TONY
WHAT FOLLOWS BELOW IS MY OLD 2 YEAR OLD STORE EMAIL THAT I WROTE AND POSTED ON
TUESDAY, August 2th, 2012 ... read and enjoy it if you have any time ... TONY
8/26/2014
We Have So Many Things to celebrate with this weekend as we say : " goodbye "
to summer and " hello " to the fall as school starts back up for many
households. It's a bittersweet moment as we are all forced to SQUEEZE the very
last drops of spirits, fun, summer, sunshine and extra warmth and humidity, the
last of the mosquitoes, too ... and turn to a more serious demeanor with more
chores, obligations, rituals and jobs that we kept at bay for short periods of
time as we relaxed and perhaps even turned off most of our electronic gizmos,
too?! Is that even possible in today's day and age? Not as easy as it once was.
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!!!
A LADY JUST CAME asking for some Gentiane that she told me her friends was
really having trouble locating here in Washington D.C. She prefaced that with
the comment that she was turning to us for help as we had always solved many of
her searches and requests with the products she was after.
WHEN I HEARD THIS I thought to myself that I hope we have what she is looking
for this time? She pronounced the name of what she was looking for and I told
her that I had never heard of it. It was a French digestif and I was wondering
what it was and explaining that I did not know it but we decided to look at what
we had on our shelves. As we were scanning them she said : " what's that?! ".
SHE WAS POINTING TO a bottle of our BONAL Gentiane-Quina des Montagnes de la
Grande Chartreuse ST. LAURENT-DU-PONT ( Isere ), " an ouvre appetit depuis 1865
". It's a QUINQUINA Vin Aperitif ( $19.99 a 750ml bottle, 16% alcohol by volume,
once open keep chilled, product of France ? : " It is made by an infusion of
cinchona ( Quinine ), gentian, and renowned herbs of the Grande Chartreuse
mountains in a Mistelle base. As a Quinquina ( also known as " Kina ", an
aperitif wine with chinchona. It is traditionally enjoyed neat, on ice with a
twist, and in many classic mixed drinks ." It's called a Toni Aperitif de
France. I like that. We only have three bottles left. It was out of stock at our
distributor for awhile so come get some now if you are interested and celebrate
Labor Day weekend with some BONAL! Cheers.
HERE'S ANOTHER RECIPE :
From our " A Taste Of Cleveland Park " from our old and dear friend Pam The
Butcher Ginsberg :
LEMON SOLE FOR YOUR SOLE -
1 lb. filet of lemon sole one-third c. white wine
2 roma tomatoes, chopped coarsely Juice of one lemon
2 shallots, chopped finely black pepper to taste
" Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place sole on cooking sheet that has been covered
with foil for easy cleanup. All fish expands with heat. Cook sole for 4 to 5
minutes. While sole cooks, saute tomatoes and shallots in white wine, lemon and
pepper. Remove sole from the oven. With slotted spoon remove tomatoes and
shallots from pan, placing them on top of sole. Return sole to oven 8 to 9
minutes. Reduce heat on sauce by half. When sole is done, place sauce on bottom
of plate with sole on top. "
MICHEL. WHAT DO YOU THINK? Did you all ever make this or a version of this at
Liliana's? Would you have a Ligurian or a French wine with it? We are out of the
Ligurian white that we normally sell here and so I will mention some French
wines that I think might work brilliantly with this LEMON SOLE FOR YOUR SOUL
recipe of Pam's :
1) 2010 SAINT-BRIS " Clotilde Davenne " dry white Sauvignon Blanc ( On
Special for $16.99, 12.5% alcohol by volume, vin de Bourgogne/Burgundy. Made not
far from the Chablis Burgundy region this unique Sauvignon Blanc from Burgundy
has loads of extra body, flavor and taste to cut through and help frame better
the distinct yet refined and aromatic, delicate flavors of sole and herbs and
tomatoes to cradle our souls.
2) 2011 " La Renaudie " Sec/ Dry 100% Sauvignon Blanc white from the town
of Bergerac ( $14.99 a bottle, 13.5% alcohol by volume, a two-hour drive from
the town of Bordeaux driving into the interior and not far from the caves of
prehistoric drawings Caves le Lascaux.
THIS IS A BRIGHTER, rounder, fleshier-tasting Sauvignon Blanc that is
easy-drinking before and with the meal of the lemon sole.
3) 2011 Le Nectar des Fees in Saint-Pourcain from the Gardien
Freres/Brothers. Celebrating a famous fairy tale this dry indigenous grape
Tressalier only grows in these vineyards of Saint Pourcain that are reputed to
be the oldest in France. It's quite dry with great mineral and soaring blasts of
acids, too,
IT'S DEFINITELY A FOOD WINE, and will cut through all the flavors to be found in
Pam's dish. It's also a great value and something unique with a great story.
Google it and share it while you enjoy Pam's lemon sole this Labor Day.
4) 2010 Palais Prive dry white from the Rhone Luberon region of France,
this ( $20.99. 12.5% alcohol by volume, Caves de Bonnieux, 84480, France,
www.doyleprovence.com ) is also quite dry with bright bursts of minerals and
tangy-accenting ripples of acidity , medium-bodied and after a glass as an
aperitif you will welcome with open arms and palate some of Pam's lemon sole.
5) 2006 Bourgogne Aligote Vieilles Vignes / Old Vines of DOMAINE Henri
NAUDIN-FERRAND in Burgundy ( On Special for $17.99, 12.5% alcohol by volume,
www.naudin-ferrand.com ) is mature and complex and richly-layered and a very
serious dry white food wine where mineral and even some nut and honey flavors
are really turned up high so that they insinuate themselves, subtly infiltrate ,
permeate and saturate one's palate.
THE LEMON SOLE will float effortlessly on everyone's plate. Definitely a food
wine : it will hold it's own against many flavorful/well-seasoned dishes. Not so
much a sipping wine : too much flavor for that!
6) 2010 Ondenc / Onsec Sec - indigenous dry French white grape variety -
Par Robert & Bernard Plageoles ( $27.99, 14.5% alcohol by volume,
jennyandfrancois.com, info@jennyandfrancois.com ( 646 ) 322-4254 ) is a Jenny &
Francois Selections' complex, multi-layered, golden-colored white that is rich
and full and so thick on the palate with great feel and legs and flesh.
THIS IS AN amazingly-refreshing, powerful mouth-full of wine that must be
tasted to be believed. It's an experience all in itself and I include it as it
will hold it's own to many a vegetable or side dish and will be a great way to
bring closure to an already thoroughly delicious meal and moment.
I MIGHT RECOMMEND that you start with one of the other wines and then finish
with this Ondenc? Why not, there are always various tastes in the foods served
and it is not always easy to have one wine be the perfect foil or balance for
all those flavors? You might even make Pam's dish and serve three or four of
these wines and invite family and friends, neighbors, too and see what you all
think? It's a simple yet really tasty recipe here that Pam has provided the
Cleveland Park community. Thanks Pam. What do you think Michel? Let us know.
COME AND MIX these bottles and more and SAVE 20% on those over $20 a bottle.
Also save 20% when you mix 12 or more of them - and any other still wines, too.
SAVE 10% when you mix any of these or other still wines, you just need to buy 6
or more bottles to SAVE 10% OFF marked sticker prices. Call if you cannot come :
202-363-4265 - or respond to this email.
BEERS From Santos :
1) " Wyld " Extra Pale Ale from the UINTA Brewing Company ( On Special for
$9.99 a six-pack is certified organic from the USDA/Organic group , unleashed,
Salt Lake City, Utah, go to : uintabrewing.com for more info ) is brewed with
renewable power and is mighty tasty, too. Try some this Labor Day weekend.
2) " Monumental " I.P.A. India Pale Ale from the Port City Brewing
Company, Alexandria, Virginia ( On Special for $10.99 a six-pack of 12 ounce
bottles, 6.3% alcohol by volume, 3950 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, VA. 22304, )
is " really local, new and brilliant and inspirational and FUN! Great for this
Labor Day weekend : DRINK LOCAL more, more often, with gusto and pride and
smiles all around.
3) Special Release Pumpkin Ale from the SCHLAFLY / SAINT LOUIS Brewery,
Inc.Company ( On Special for $11.99 a 6-pack, 8% alcohol by volume, St. Louis,
Missouri ... " I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than
crowded on a velvet cushion " sez Henry David Thoreau ....www.schlafly.com ) :
" Schlafly pumpkin ale - celebrate the bounty of harvest with this rich, malty
ale brewed with pumpkin and flavored with spices to invoke the season of plenty.
" ALL sounds good to me ...
4) Fire Rock Pale Ale from the KONA Brewing Company ( On Special for $8.99
a six-pack of 12 ounce bottles, 6% alcohol by volume, bottled in Portsmouth, NH,
Portland, Oregon, and Woodinville, WA. From Kona, Hawaii. go to :
www.KonaBrewingCo.com for more info ) : " Since 1994 Kona Brewing Co. has been
committed to making handcrafted ales and lagers of uncompromised quality. We
invite you to visit our brewery ... "
5) Maredsous Abbaye - Abdij Triple10Triple Ale ( On Special for $11.99 a 1
Pt. 9.4Fl. Oz bottle, 10% alcohol by volume, Tradition Benedictine,, product of
Belgium, Abbaye de Maredsous, www.maredsous-usa.com, ) : " Maredsous Triple is a
high fermentation abbey beer, ... refermented in the bottle during the 2-month
aging period ... "
LIQUOR/ LIQUEUR From Ravinder Sharma :
1) 15 Year-Old GLENFIDDICH Single Malt Whisky ( On Special for $58.99,
since 1887, 40% alcohol by volume, www.glenfiddich.com ) is a great deal for a
15-Year-Old! Try some soon and SAVE. Great gift, also great to celebrate Labor
Day.
2) Smooth Ambler established in 2009 , this " Old Scout " Straight Bourbon
Whiskey ( $34.99, 49.5% alcohol by volume, aged 5 years, 99 Proof, is made by
the SMOOTH AMBLER Spirits Company in Maxwelton, WV.www.smoothambler.com ) is
Batch 1, bottled 10-27-11. Enjoy and cheers!
3) Bloody Mary Macerated flavored vodka from BELVEDERE ( On Special for
$32.99, product of Poland, 40% alcohol Polmos, Zyrardow, Polska vodka, 100%
neutral spirits distilled from Rye grain, " just add tomato juice and a squeeze
of lemon " ) : " No artificial additives or flavors are used. Only Belvedere
tastes like this : tomato, horse-radish, black pepper, red pepper and chilis ...
" Try some. GREAT for Labor Day!!!!
4) " Skinny Girl Sangria, a golden-white Sangria ( On Special for $12.99,
10.5% alcohol by volume, made with grape wine with natural flavors, ) : Open and
serve. Cheers.
WINES By Michel and Tony :
1) 2011 HUGL Weine - Austrian Dry White Gruner Veltliner in the liter
bottle ( $10.99 a liter, 13.5% alcohol by volume, product of Austria ) is
another great Labor Day weekend wine to enjoy outside with family and friends.
2) " Pink " BUG JUICE Filtrato Dolce. sweet deep rose pink color is sweet
from Rinaldi Vini, this is like a lovely pink Moscato and delicious all by
itself. For $20.99 this is a treat/ splurge to say " bye-bye " to summer and
start getting ready for the fall and cooler weather. It's so smooth and tasty
all by itself!
3) Bricco Lorella Rosato/ Rose is dry and made from the Nebbiolo grape in
Italy's Piemonte region. This Coste della Sesia 2010 from the Azienda Agricole
ANTONIOLO in Gattinara, Piemonte, Italy ( $19.99 , 13% alcohol by volume , ) is
smooth, velvety, delicate, silky and WONDERFUL. What a treat to sip slowly and
linger and pasue and close your eyes and dream and feel great as you do so.
Cheers. Great rose color, too.
4) Barbera d'Alba 2010 from CORINO, estate-bottled, ( $20.99, 14% alcohol
by volume, La Morra, Piemonte, Italy ) is bright, fresh , lively and very
fruit-forward with bright red toasty cherry and berry flavors. It's an oasis
from the heat and the humidity.
5) Piaggia " Il Sasso " Carmignano 2008 ( the " first " Super Tuscan before
it was fashionable , $37.99 a bottle, 14,5% alcohol by volume ) from MAURO
VANNUCCI is so well-balanced and focused with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
and Merlot blended with the Sangiovese that you never, ever notice the higher
alcohol level. It's a magical red carpet wine ride high up in the sky with views
and vistas that cross your palate that you have to pause and take stock of where
you are, your life, your accomplishments, etcetera. You ultimately feel grand.
Cheers.
SAVE HUGE ON FRENCH WINES from William Harrison Imports coming tomorrow from the
Loire Valley, from Bordeaux and from Burgundy. Mostly reds with a GREAT DEAL,
too on some more half bottles ( 375ml ) of the Bernard Reverdy Sancerre 2010
that we sold you recently for $10.99 a half-bottle saying that if you bought two
of them we would take 10% off and get you two for under $20. Our deal tomorrow
will be better than that I believe? WE also have some PIERRE ANDRE red Burgundy
from the Hautes Cotes de Beaune 2009, Meursault 2009 and the white Reserve
2009 coming, too along with some exciting CHATEAU FLEUR DE RIGAUD 2009 Grand
Cru Saint Emilion. ALL On DEEP SALE. Get them tomorrow and save more with our
THREE-PART still ( non-sparkling ) wine SALE detailed above.
WEEK'S TASTINGS :
Friday, August 31st, 2012 ( 5:30-8PM ) : We have Brennan Downey here to
taste some of his excellent 1) Di LENARDO Friuli, 2) DAL MASO Veneto, 3)
SULIN Piemontese, 4) TENUTA MAZZOLINO Oltrepo Pavese and 5) GROTTA Del
SOLE Italian wines with you all : dry reds and whites and maybe a rose and some
sweet reds, too? I think so. Call for more info ( 202-363-4265 and ask for
Michel or for Tony ). NEVER any charge, join us. Saturday, September 1st,
2012 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Franceen Khang coming to taste more superlative Italian
wines from the Vias Imports portfolio. Michel and I just tried them last
Wednesday : 1) San Michele all'Adige, Pinot Blanc 2010 ( Trentino ), 2)
Fattotia del Cerro Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2009 ( Tuscany ), 3)
Colpetrone Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG 2007 ( Umbria ), 4) Cogno Barbera
d'Alba " Bricco dei Merli " DOC 2009 ( Piemonte ) and more still to be decided.
This will be a great Italian weekend to taste some of Italy's best to serve
later for Labor Day weekend! Join us and enjoy and relax and start celebrating
Labor Day early here! BRING FAMILY and friends, neighbors : make AN EVENT HERE
of it. Cheers.
IT'S TIME TO POST THIS WEEKLY store email and thanks for everything. Come and
SAVE here 20% OFF on the 3-Part Still Wine SALE , Wednesday, August 29th, 2012.
Call if you cannot come : 202-363-4265. Let us know what we may do for you.
Respond to this email with any questions, concerns, comments. Cheers and check
us out at : www.clevelandparkwines.com, on Facebook at : like us on Facebook at
: Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits, follow us on Twitter at : cpwinespirits.
TONY
P.S. We are sorry to say that our dear customer and neighbor Elinor Sachse ( I
wrote her recipe here last week : Fabulous Mushroom Soup , remembered by her
husband Harry ) passed away last week. Our thoughts are with you Harry.
Please visit our website below for more information, events and specials, and
our calender of wine tastings!
If you have any orders, suggestions or questions, you may e-mail us at
[2]sales@clevelandparkwine.com or call (202) 363-4265.
References

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Anthony Quinn Remembers The Fine Men : Jim Stutsman & Also Joe Kennedy In His Weekley Tuesday Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits : Talking PIETRAVENTOSA, LEFT HAND CHARLIE, McPHERSON, CHATEAU GRAND TRAVERSE, TRE MONTI, PALTRINIERI, ARIZONA STRONGHOLD, ALLEGRO Winery, MEREDITH Vineyards, PERLA DEL GARDA & So Much More!






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I'M Back From My Vacation and what a ride it has been to the Outer Banks In
North Carolina and The Big Apple in New York State, and also Lewisburg,
West Virginia that is 5-10 minutes away from the wonderful Greenbrier
Hotel!

My drive to work this morning bathed in sunshine, heat , baby blue skies
was serene as I composed myself for what I might expect here this Tuesday
morning as I pick up the pieces where I left off, and continue. I walked
into a whole clean and bright store filled with specials in liquors and
wines that Malkit and Chris had bought in my absence, and am delighted with
what I see and have to write about this morning and share with you all.
What fun!

But this morning I spent my first hour or so here really speaking about and
finding pictures of bot Jim Stutsman and Joe Kennedy, both that have sadly
passed away in the two weeks that I have been gone. WE are all devastated
here by the loss of these two fine individuals, and we will miss them both
greatly.

SUNSHINE  sure does help. Less traffic, too. I don't even have ' vacation
blues ', and yet I have great blues from the loss of both Jim and Joe. I
wonder if Joe and Jim were fans of the 60's group Cream with Ginger Baker
the drummer? Jim was a drummer for years, he started with the orchestra of
the Kennedy Center , and Joe has been a big champion of Robert's as these
fine Italian wines that we have been selling here now for a year I believe?
Perhaps they both know the song : " Sunshine Of My Love "?

SO : I will be mentioning some of both Joe and Jim's favorite wines here
for you all to come and check out for yourselves if you do not already know
them.

JIM LIKED very much local wines made in the United States but where they
are not yet as famous as those from California, New York, Washington State
and Oregon/ Jim would champion the wines of Michigan and Ohio, Missouri,
Texas, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and more. We have
the wines of McPHERSON here from Lubbock, Texas, and we sell the Albarino
white, $18.99, and the ' Les Copains ' Lost Draw Vineyards ', 2013, a dry
red blend of  32% Cinsault, 22% Syrah, 18% Carignan,  14% Mourvedre, and
14% Grenache, $18.99 a bottle, medium-bodied, silky, tasty, pointed and
vibrant : both wines, really lively and charming and a treat to enjoy in
this heat.

JIM ALSO LIKED the 2011 Arizona White Table wine ' Tazi ' 2011, from
Cochise county, Arizona, made by ARIZONA STRONGHOLD, On Special for $16.99
a bottle. WE also have their Chardonnay here as well : both are flavorful,
lively, balanced and wonderful food wines when outdoors, even with the
extra heat and humidity. I really like both myself and would be delighted
to drink any of these four wines I have mentioned. The Chardonnay is also
On Special for $16.99 a bottle.

JOE CUT HIS TEETH on the fine Italian wines his son Robert imports that are
made by families with real attention to detail and where the whole process,
from start-to-finish is controlled by them as they grow their own grapes
and then harvest and ferment and make wines from them.
Like Alberto Paltrinieri's  ...
1)' Leclisse ' PALTRINIERI sparkling Lambrusco, On Special for $19.99 a
bottle, ( what a lively and bracing and dried-fruit explosion of flavors to
try and take in all at once, but like fireworks in the darkened skies of
our closed mouths, you just never know quite when the next explosion of
flavors will pop! ) ...
and the...
2) ' Vigna Rocca ' 2013 Albana Secco dry white from TRE MONTI that is made
in Romagna, Italy from the indigenous dry white grape variety, Albana, and
is so rich, so highly extracted and flavorful, golden in color, bright and
a torrent of refreshing white Albana grape tastes and sensations! $18.99 a
bottle, made by Vittorio, come get some while it is still available, 14%
alcohol by volume, ... go to : www.tremonti.it for more info. 3) Primitivo
from Puglia's one of two wine-growing regions called Gioia Del Colle. the '
Alleggoria ' from PIETRAROSA, $21.99, made from 100% Primitivo, with 13.5%
alcohol by volume, this wine is medium-to-light-bodied, and silky elegant,
polished-bright-smooth : wonderful even with the heat and the humidity, a
real gem, all these wines are real gems. Cheers Joe, you are already
missed.

And about vacation, have you all had yours yet, are you currently on
vacation, how is it / was it?!?

Yes, I would have loved to have another week off, that would have been
glorious, very marvelous. But I'm thankful for the time that I had with
family and friends, that wonderful serendipitous realization of things
planned, expected and totally spur-of-the-moment.

IT SURE IS FUN to be back and see Santos again that is in the back talking
beers with our sales reps. He just spoke hotly into the phone : " Pick up
for the first time gosh darn it! " Both I and the sales rep smiled as we
heard this. It is frustrating when you need to get information on
availability, or place and order and be done with it, knowing you do not
have to call again later, and not forget to do so. We sympathize with you
Santos, really we do.

SPEAKING OF BEER and of SANTOS :

1) ' Le Freak ' Belgian-Style Imperial India Pale Ale from GREEN FLASH
Bottle Conditioned, On Special for $8.99 a 1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz bottle, with 9.2%
alcohol by volume, with Amarillo Dry Hop and dual yeast fermentation ...
combining a Belgian-style triple with an American Imperial IPA : they claim
it is the first of it's kind : come try some and weigh-in on this. Cheers!

2) ' Imperial IPA Imperial India Pale Ale ' Fight Gravity from GREEN FLASH
On Special for $6.99 a bottle, ' a colossal hop blend summit nugget ' that
is ' KING of the mountain OF HOPS ', this ... ' will thrill even the
extreme beer lover. Unearth savory pine, evergreen and pineapple aromas and
experience the colassal rush ... " ...with 9% alcohol by volume, for a 1
pint , 6 fluid ounce bottle, ... from San Diego, California. Go to :
www.greenflashbrew.com for more titilating ideas of how and where and when
to best enjoy these GREEN FLASH ales ... cheers!

3) JOHNNY'S American IPA Premium microbrew India Pale Ale, a 4-pack of
16Fl. Oz cans from NOAB Brewers in Noab, Utah : " Put some hops in your
step. ... Golden in color with light malt hues and strong hop
characteristics. Its vibrant citrus aromas and bitterness are created from
the use of our bold American hops. ... "

4) Habanaero Sculpin India Pale Ale with Habanero peppers from BALLAST
POINT Brewing Company that is dedicated to the craft of making fine ale and
beer, On Special for $15.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles. From San Diego,
California, with 7% alcohol by volume,  with a great colorful catfish on
the label that I just noticed and which I absolutely love!

SANTOS TELLS ME we have : too many, they have a lot of, maybe ten there in
the front. There may be fifty now available. "

5) Imperial PUMKING Ale brewed with pumpkins from SOUTHERN TIER Brewing Co.
This 4-pack of 12-ounce bottles , with 8.6 % alcohol by volume, from
Lakewood, NY... Santos says it is number one. I know it sells really well
each year, people are so sad when we can no longer get any. This 4-pack is
On Special for $15.99. Cheers!

DON'T FORGET : SAVE BIG with us here at Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits,
especially tomorrow, Wednesday when we run our weekly Wednesday specials :

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY Still-Sparkling Three-Part SALE : ( except for on Veuve
Clicquot and Moet & Chandon )

1) BUY ANY $20 Or More Still--Sparkling Wine & SAVE 20% OFF the marked
sticker prices.

2) BUY ANY 6 Or More -Sparkling Wines & SAVE 15% OFF the marked sticker
prices.

3) BUY ANY 12 Or More Bottles Of -Sparkling Wines & SAVE 20% OFF the
marked sticker prices.

THIS SALE INCLUDES ALL Sake, Marsala, Madeira, Port and Sherry.
SAVE BIG WEEKLY HERE at CP Wines & Spirits!

Call if you cannot come. Pay
tomorrow and SAVE BIG with us. 202-363-4265. Michel or Tony will be happy
to
help you.

LIQUEUR - LIQUOR From Jagir & Malkit :

1) Fine Reserve Calvados from France's Normandy region and made by
DOMAINE DUPONT, $37.99, I was just enjoying some of this last night with my
Swedish neighbor celebrating the life of Jim Stutsman that loved this and
bought it here all the time. Boy is it smooth and bracing and racing and
lively and bristling all at the very same time with explosions of wonderful
apples from the Pays D'Auge region of Normandy, France. Here is to you Jim!

2) Wild Cherry premium vodka with natural flavor from ERISTOFF ' Black
", On Special for $18.99 a bottle, for a liter bottle, with 20% alcohol by
volume. Come do and experience the WILD BERRY ' thing!' What fun!!!

3) Vodka from THREE OLIVES On Special for $16.99 a bottle, 40% alcohol
by volume, from England, a fine imported vodka that has stood the test of
time and this offers a great value, too! Cheers.

4) Trinidad & Tobago Caribbean rum from ANGOSTURA, Aged 5 Years,
$21.99 a bottle, 40% alcohol by volume, : " New and Very Exciting! ". Come
try some and see where you fall or glide gracefully to your chaise longue
to rest and sip and smile and fully-enjoy!

5) Bradan Orach Highland Single Malt Scotch from SPEYBURN, est. 1897,
On Special for $23.99 : got some bite and some attack, a flavor that burns
some and fully awakens the palate and other senses, and it is a great
everyday value and soulful spirit, too from Scotland!

THREE From OLD FORESTER : Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky :

1) First Bottled Bourbon , Est 1870, this Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Whisky is $23.99, 86 proof, what a fine value, tried-and-true, discover it
all over again for the very first time and be charmed and pleased.

2) First Bottled Bourbon Kentucky Straight Whisky 100 Proof '
Signature ', $27.99 a bottle : even smoother and silkier and more elegant
that the 86 proof!

3) 1870 Original Batch Old Forrester, $51.99, 45% alcohol by volume,
90 Proof, climbing the Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky ladder and getting
a whole lot for your money, SO : rediscover this gem and the other, too as
well!

WEEK'S TASTINGS :

Friday, August 21st, 2015 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Eric Platt himself coming to
pour outstanding New Zealand wines of : 1) LAKE CHALICE, their ' Cracklin
Savie " Sauvignon Blanc with a bit of sparkle, their ... 2) MAIMAI dry Rose
2014, their ... 3) OLD COACH ROAD 2013 Pinot Noir for elegance and
brightness, a touch of tartness and finesse and dried accents of loved and
heartfelt fruit, and the ... 4) OLD COACH ROAD  2014 Sauvignon Blanc...
what a great lineup, we will have a wonderful Friday evening here with
Eric. Join us, never any charge.

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 ( 2-6PM ) : Chris and I are working on
something really special on this Saturday and things should be finished and
ready to reveal to you and the rest of the world tomorrow, so stay-tuned,
and check us our for more info on our Facebook page at : Cleveland Park
Wine & Spirits and also on our Twitter at : cpwinespirits, as well as on
our web page at : www.clevelandparkwines.com

CHEERS and THANKS for everything and come by and ask about some of these
FABulous wines that Jim Stutsman and Joe Kennedy love, some of which have
been written-up here, and many more than I did not have time to include.

THANKS AGAIN, happy holiday, looking forward to seeing you all again fresh
from my wonderful vacation.   TONY

Old Cleveland Park Store Email On Beer, Cider, Wine, Liqueur, Liquor That I Wrote And Posted, By Anthony Quinn : REad & Enjoy, Cheers!


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I'M Back From My Vacation and my drive to work this morning bathed in a cooling
breeze, baby blue skies and sunshine sure did help. Less traffic, too. I don't
even have ' vacation blues '. Yes, I would have loved to have another week off,
that would have been glorious, very marvelous. But I'm thankful for the time
that I had with family and friends, that wonderful serendipitous realization of
things planned, expected and totally spur-of-the-moment.

YOU JUST NEVER QUITE know what will happen : washes over you, knocks you down
sometimes, makes you stand up sometimes, too. My immediate family journeyed once
again to the ocean, the pull was irresistible, always is. And we had the added
treat of having everyone still want to be with us for a week there protected by
the gentle sway of the sea oats, the sand dunes and the seagulls, sandpipers,
pelicans, sand crabs, cocinas and dolphins, too. Each year brings different
groups, times, places and experiences for us all.

THE BEER, FOOD, WINE, ... the books, the pool and the hot tub, the day and night
excursions to the beach. I rediscovered the night treks to the beach and was
surprised to see how few others were out and about once the sun said adieu to us
all and the many bog and small crabs scurried along the white sands and even
dared to venture up and down the ever-changing yet constant attack and retreat
of the waves.

JUST LIKE IN THE DAYTIME the sandpipers would scurry quickly up-and-back from
the edge of the waves and try their luck at plucking quickly tasty treats
revealed in the shifting sands. They clearly did not like to get their feet wet
and were all very adept and expert and accomplishing their purposes.

THE CRABS did the same at night but were inconvenienced by both the bright
flashlight glare from Mark and me, being forced to suddenly protect their sand
turf! If they had fur like cats that would have been standing at attention,
instead here it was just their two beady eyes multiplied by many others all
around them that glared boldly-intently back at us. I was smart to have not
picked one up, to have dared to have held one. Mark was more daring that I was
and he paid the ultimate painful price of having been pinched deeply by an
indignant yet strong big white crab.

THE BEER & THE WINE tasted good along with the food. I took lots of wine, Mark
took care of the beer. No one went thirsty, no one went hungry as we all chipped
in and made our individual signature meals to share with one another. You know,
family, we love one each other, we share with each other.

THE PUZZLE WENT QUICKLY this year, there were also card and board games, which
are your favorites? You can do those anywhere, anytime, you can read, you can
laze, you can push your limits, you can craze , too a bit more than usual if you
wish. It's nice and comforting to know that the distance is short to get back to
your bed as well, only the distance of the sand dunes and those gentle swaying
sea oats to brush and push you along with their comforting and soft sway.

I TOOK WINE pretty much for any occasion, and the beer went from Budweiser cans
to DOGFISH HEAD, NEWCASTLE Brown Ale, diet coke, lots of coffee, bottled waters,
tea : pretty much a constant low-flame party all the time, with ring leaders and
players, watchers, those that doze through it all, you know - cat naps - the
very young, the teens, the older, the whole span of years. The ease and the
comfort and the time to finally relax.

I DID MY ART through all of this, notebooks of oil pastels and some real
experimenting, putting things to the test, pushing the limits and myself and
working both at night and at day, always outside, subject to the weather and the
winds that twice blew my pages off into the landscape below and even into our
pool. Everything survived, it was all okay to me, whatever happened happened and
whatever bruises were incurred through it all were the badges of bravery and
daring that I champion and treasure.

BUT HEY, Let's see what I found when I walked the aisles here to bring you all
some of this past week's " goodies ". Here is what I find from :

ALE, BEER, CIDER From SANTOS :

1) " King Crimson " from PEAK Organic Brewing Company , An Imperial Ale (
On Special for $6.99 a bottle, 1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz, 9% Alcohol by volume, USDA
organic, Portland, ME. www.peakbrewing.com ) : " King Crimson is an Imperial Red
Ale that delivers a royal bounty of luscious, fruity American hops on top of a
sturdy, deep red malt backbone. This beer is lavishly dry-hopped with Simcoe,
adding a citrusy and piney flavor and aroma to the toasty, sweet malt notes.
This special treat is a very limited release, so enjoy it while you can. "

AND FOR ME it is also the name of a great album that came out in the sixties
called : " King Crimson, In The Court Of The Crimson King " that I highly
recommend that you listen to as you enjoy this Red Ale. I will have to do this
myself. Just look at the cover of the album and you will get the immediate idea
that you are in for an experience that may literally blow your mind and senses!

2) Grand Cru Ale Brewed With Agave Nectar & Aged In Bourbon Barrels from
the NORTH COAST Brewing CO. ( $16.99 a 1 Pt. 9 Fl. Oz bottle, 12.9% alcohol by
volume , from Fort Bragg, CA. 95437, go to : www.northcoastbrewing.com for more
info ) : something hearty and robust, rich and special, enjoy with a meal.

3) Imperial Pumpkin Ale Brewed With Pumpkin & Spices from LONG TRAIL , the
Brush & Barrel Series Celebrating the Art Of Vermont ( On Special for $7.99 a 1
Pt. 6 Fl. Oz bottle, Bridgewater Corners, VT. 05035 , go to : www.longtrail.com
for more info ) : " Imperial Pumpkin Ale is the first offering in our Brush &
Barrel Series. ... a seasonal, small batch treat brewed with pumpkins, cinnamon,
ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, with ample malts and a touch of bitterness for the
perfect balance. "
YOU HAVE TO READ the neck label, too much for me to type here for you all about
the Series and about the brewmaster Dave Hartmann, but all worth reading!
Cheers.

4) 1906 Reserva Especial Cerveceros Desde 1906 ( On Special for $12.99 a
6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, Coruna, Spain, www.estrellagalicia.es ) : " ...
ideal para los que prefieren un sabor y caracter mas acentuado su elaboracion se
realiza a partir de maltas tostadas y lupulos aromaticos equilibrandose tras una
guarda prolongada hasta alcanzar su especial color, aroma y sabor ."

SOUNDS GREAT to me, I'll have to try this again! Great vacation beer, all these
listed so far are great ANYTIME, ANY PLACE and will all make you feel like you
are on vacation even if you are not. Cheers.

MORE TO FEEL LIKE YOU ARE ON VACATION :

FROM RAVI in LIQUEUR & LIQUOR :

1) Premium Limoncello Lemon Liqueur from GIOLA LUISA ( $24.99, imported from
Sorrento, Italy, 30% alcohol by volume, 60 Proof, 750ml bottle, go to :
www.golimoncello,com for exciting culinary and cocktail recipes ) : " ...
created by using exclusive ' Ovale di Sorrento ' lemons that were sun drenched
in the Mediterranean orchards and grown in the cultivated enriched soil created
centuries ago by Mount Vesuvius's famous eruption. ... Best enjoyed when served
chilled. "
What a treat! Come check it out quick, perfect vacation liqueur.

2) ST. ELIZABETH ALLSPICE DRAM Tradition of the West Indies ( $34.99 a
750ml bottle, 22.5% alcohol by volume , Austria ,   www.alpenz.com ) : " From
its origin in the tropical hills and valleys of Jamaica, the allspice berry has
for generations been prized for its exceptional tastes of clove, cinnamon, and
nutmeg and a pepper note that dazzles the palate. The allspice liqueur, known in
classic cocktails as " Pimento Dram , brings together the fine pot-still rum and
allspice berries of Jamaica... " Cheers.

3) " La DIABLADA Pisco " of MACCHU PISCO  From Peru ( $39.99 a 750ml
bottle, 40% alcohol by volume , GOLD 2010 at the Beverage Testing Institute,
from Melanie da Trinidade-Asher, Jacipa, Peru, www.macchupisco.com ) : " Andrean
Rouser Punch recipe - 2 portions of pineapple juice, 1 portion La Diablada
Pisco, three-quarters of lime juice and one-half sugar : serve in a punch bowl
and top with sparkling wine ".
SOUNDS MARVELOUS, simply marvelous!

SOUNDS LIKE VACATION to me whether on vacation or not!

4) Malt & Grain Blended Scotch Whisky from ASYLA : Finesse, Softness &
Sweetness on the Palate ( $46.99 a 750ml bottle, 40% alcohol by volume, product
of Scotland, St. Edinburgh, from the COMPASS BOX Whisky Company ) : "  ' What
your fathers have bequeathed upon you, earn it anew to make it truly yours '
Goethe ... our multiple award-winning ' Asyla ' is made from perfectly mature
malt and grain whiskies from hand-picked American oak casks. - John Glaser,
Whiskymaker " ...
Innovation of the Year from Whisky Magazine.

5) Chrysanthemum & Honey Liqueur - Organic & Kosher from KOVAL ( $26.99 a
375ml ( half-bottle ), 20% alcohol by volume, from Chicago, Illinois, 60640 ,
Batch #21,certified organic by the Midwest Organic Services Association, Inc. )
: natural sediment may form. That's okay. Lovely golden color, ...

SOUNDS LIKE  a perfect way to be on vacation whether you are or are not!

WINES From Michel & Tony :

WHITE :

1) Sauvignon Blanc 2012 from CONO SUR, the " Bicicleta " Series from Chile,
Valle Central ( $9.99 a bottle, 12.5% alcohol by volume, certified carbon
neutral, www.conosur.com for more info ) : dry, clean, crisp and refreshing : a
bristlingly lively wine!

2) CHABERT 2012  Roussanne dry Fremch white from the Pays D'Oc ( $8.99 a
bottle, 12.5% alcohol by volume, from the Caves de la Cessane ) : using one of
the Cote-Du-Rhone white grapes, this is flavorful, distinct and a really fine
food vacation wine, whether on vacation or not! WHAT A DEAL, too!

3) " Sincerite " 2012 Sauvignon Blanc from Joseph Mellot , Loire Valley,
France ( $9.99, Vin de Pays du Val du Loire , 12% alcohol by volume - from a
Sancerre producer ) : dry and refreshing and bright and a true delight, and
balanced and inexpensive : EVERYTHING for a delightful vacation!

4) 100% Sauvignon Blanc from Burgundy's Saint-Bris , from the CLOTHILDE
DAVENNE , 2011, ( On Special for $14.99 a bottle, 12.5% alcohol by volume ) :
crisp and lively with great mineral tones and citrus accents, and a great value,
too. Fun and rare and exciting and another GREAT VACATION dry white that will
lively, define, light-up and DELIGHT all gathered. Great, too even if you stay
home and combine it with some goat's cheeses and a lovely spinach salad with a
oil and vinegar vinaigrette , perhaps some chopped walnuts sprinkled on top with
some goat's cheese as well?!? Oui, bien sur, c'est bien ca.

5) Sancerre white Loire Valley 100% Sauvignon Blanc from the DOMAINE De
CHEZELLE, 2012, classic Sancerre ( $22.99 a bottle, 12.5% alcohol by volume ) :
a real treat to be enjoyed with a meal or again with some goat's cheese and a
salad and vinaigrette, some fresh mussels, some fresh sardines, other shellfish
...

ON VACATION baby, all the way !!!!! Enjoy, feel like a million bucks! Go
forward, take a risk, take a chance, push yourselves to relax and be as open to
an experience, don't look back, be swept off your feet and away, ... during the
day, at night ... at the beach, by the lake, on a trail, on a road, a path, a
peak, a bike, a boat, ... flying high, wind-swept, off the ground, off your
feet, just take-off with this fine Sancerre white!

ROSE :

1) Dry Shiraz Rose 2012 from DE MEYE in South Africa's famously-good
Stellenbosch region ( $13.99, 13.5% alcohol by volume, go to : wine@34south.com
and www.demeyeco.za  and www.34south.com for more info. ) : This dry rose is
vobrant, enthralling, lovely, extroverted : the start to a lovely party whether
on vacation or simply with family and friends! IT'S A GREAT star/start!!!!

RED :

1) Barbera del Monferrato 2012 from the TERRE D'ALERAMO, from owner Mauro
that's been here before tasting with you all ( $8.99 a bottle, 13% alcohol by
volume, Grazzano, Piemonte, Italy ) : this is a perfect VACATION easy-drinking,
fruit-forward, high-flying, wave-riding, boogie-board coasting, raft-floating
bright and toasty-boasty-BRILLIANT engaging red! What a value, what a deal, what
a treat : BUY AT LEAST 2 bottles, better if you buy four or even six bottles.
SURE to please many a palate on vacation or pining to be. Cheers.

2) 100% Gamay red Burgundy grapes from the famous southern Beaujolais town
called Brouilly, this " Combiaty " Vieilles Vignes-Old Vines 2011 from Laurent
MARTRAY ( $18.99 a bottle, 12.5% alcohol by volume, ) has got some really nice
toasty berry definition, great bristling acidity that delineates and defines and
broadcasts a tartness and floats a tanginess that must be buttressed and
fleshed-out by the more solidifying weight and body of food to make it : ONE "
with the experience at hand...

AND NEVER FAR FROM one's curious and wanting palate! A treat on vacation with a
meal and family and friends, equally good as the night extends to gently embrace
the start of the next day as you settle yourselves into a slumber that will wash
an recuperate the well-vacationed soul and spirit that has allowed itself to
keep the flame and embers alive way past their normal bedtimes.

LOVELY, WORTH IT, yes, whatever the consequences, be damned, allow yourselves to
stretch farther and dream longer and have your daydreams melt into your
night-dreams and refresh and cleanse and brighten your flagging spirits and soul
that are so worth fighting for and saving. You save another and they save you
right back. Sounds perfectly logical to me, don't you agree?!?

3)  " Book Ends " 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon from Western Australia's Denmark
region and made by WEST CAPE HOWE ( $21.99, 14% alcohol by volume , go to :
www.westcapehowewines.com.au for more info.

Winemaker Gavin Berry has often been here in the past ) : This is what dreams
are made of - pure silky melting, wafting, lilting, a waterbed of ease, a tease
of a swing in a rope hammock made of a grape's silk that will offer no
resistance, just the purity of liquid taste and one's taste buds meeting
effortlessly, and with surprise and ripe pleasure, discovering something new,
discovering a part of you that you had forgotten you had.

Wonderful. I should have taken a bottle to the beach, it would have been
well-received indeed, of that I am sure.

4) " La Croix Blanche " Bourgogne Rouge 100% Pinot Noir from the DOMAINE
Armelle et Bernard Rion Vielle Vignes - Old Vines 2009 that was tasted with us
with owner Armelle ( $22.99, 12.5% alcohol by volume, ) : Michel and I were very
impressed with it three months ago. It must have been delightful when tasted
here this past weekend? I am sorry I missed it, should have taken a bottle of
it, too to the beach with me. What a treat with our shrimp or decadent
homemade-by-yours-truly it would have been!

5) AN/2 by ANIMA NEGRA, vin de la terra Mallorca , 2010 ( $24.99, 13.5%
alcohol by volume, Falanis, 07200 ) : made with a blend of indigenous grapes :
Callet, Manto Negre and Fogoneu - 80% of the wine, using both American and
French oak.

THIS IS an experience to be treasured, taken slowly as the flavors, the bouquet,
the essence of the red and beefy, earthy, pungent, perfumed, tarred, leathered,
feathered, furnished, fleshed-out flavors and savors have a chance to take
center stage and center-palate and perform and blossom and blazon a trail all
their own along the surface and nooks and crannies of your palate, gullet,
stomach, soul, head, fingers and tippy-tip-toes ...

AND SETTLE AS A FINE EMBER in the pit of your guts with the time they need,
NEVER to be rushed, can't do that, can't rob yourselves of the full experience.
This is a full-Monty experience indeed. Try it on for size, fit and feel and
have some food, too as it's foremost a food wine - from Mallorca.

YOU WILL BE WASHED BY THE WAVES, you will be challenged, you may sleep on the
sands, you may have that chance finally under the protective wings of these
indigenous grapes from Mallorca, and the fine breezes that move ever so
gracefully the sea oats of our beaches here, too ...

ON VACATION or not, no matter, enjoy this incredible AN/2 dry red from Mallorca,
$24.99.

SPARKLING :

1) Butterfly Moscato Sparkling white from Moldova's Cahul region ( On
Special for $9.99, reg. $12.99, 11.5% alcohol by volume , go to : www.acorex.net
for more info ) : Michel and I liked this a whole lot both for the price, the
lightness and the refreshing quality of the Moscato grape here that is not as
sweet as it usually is. It holds a bit back, it tempts and teases and pleases,
but it always stays enjoyable. Really great balance. What a VACATION DEAL!

SAKE :

1) " Pearl " Niguri unfiltered/ unfined sake from MOMOSAKA ( $15.99, Junmai
Ginjo Nigori Genshu sake, 18% alcohol by volume, shake well before serving, go
to : www. momokawa.com, from Forrest Grove, Oregon ) : " Sweet, full-bodied,
coconut, pineapple and anise flavors, creamy and sweet. " A delight. FUN, take
some on vacation!

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY Still-Non-Sparkling Three-Part SALE :

1) BUY ANY $20 Or More Still-Non-Sparkling Wine & SAVE 20% OFF the marked
sticker prices.

2) BUY ANY 6 Or More Non-Sparkling Wines & SAVE 15% OFF the marked sticker
prices.

3) BUY ANY 12 Or More Bottles Of Non-Sparkling Wines & SAVE 20% OFF the
marked sticker prices.

THIS SALE INCLUDES ALL Sake, Marsala, Madeira, Port and Sherry.

SAVE BIG WEEKLY HERE at CP Wines & Spirits! Call if you cannot come. Pay
tomorrow and SAVE BIG with us. 202-363-4265. Michel or Tony will be happy to
help you.

WEEKEND TASTINGS :

Friday, August 23rd, 2013 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Javier Molina of the
BULGARIANA Winery here to taste both dry reds and whites including both Syrah,
Merlot and Cabernet dry red blends, and a dry Sauvignon Blanc, as well as an
exciting " new " white blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and
Gewurztraminer : all wines sell for between $10-$15 a bottle :...

ALL ARE FINE  food wines - dry, complex, hearty, gutsy, a bit raw and rugged and
flavorful to be enjoyed with meals- when you grill : perhaps a bonfire down by
the beach on the sand? Sounds like a winner, or at the lake? Join us, never any
charge!

SANTOS has also organized a HARPOON Beer Tasting with the Pumpkin, the
Octoberfest and the IPA for you all to sample and buy if you like them.

SATURDAY, August 24th, 2013 ( 2-6PM ) : We have owner Larry Mawby here of
the L. MAWBY winery in Suttons Bay, MI here himself to taste and assortment of
his fine American sparkling wines. Michel and I love these sparkling wines and
are thrilled to finally have Lawrence here himself. I am looking at a half
bottle of the Blanc de Noirs now fro the Leelanau Penninsula, a Brut, #0190,
$16.99 a bottle, 11% alcohol by volume. This would be great to take on vacation
and drink outside at night by a bonfire or at the water's edge wherever you
might be, feet dug in the sand, on your backs, looking up at the starry night
and all the sparkles above as well as those in your glasses and on your palates,
too : what more could anyone ever want?!? Someone to enjoy the experience with
of course.

JOIN US, NEVER any charge, come meet Lawrence and get some bottles signed for
special treats : and be prepared for the vacation-ride of your lives with these
exciting flavors and tastes. Cheers.

I KNOW I HAVE FORGOTTEN MANY THINGS but it's time to post this store email now.
Check us out on Facebook at : Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits, LIKE us, : ALSO :
follow us on Twitter at : cpwinespirits and also at : wineenabler. Cheers and
thanks for everything - you all are the very , VERY BEST.     TONY

Please visit our website below for more information, events and specials, and
our calender of wine tastings!

[1]www.clevelandparkwine.com

If you have any orders, suggestions or questions, you may e-mail us at
[2]sales@clevelandparkwine.com or call (202) 363-4265.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tony The Wine Guy = Anthony TONY Quinn Waxes Poetic Today Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 On Peru's Day Of Independence With MACCHU PISCO, LA DIABLADA Pisco, Melanie & Elizabeth Asher, Tia Rosa, Susquena Cerveza, La Biablada Pisco, E Santiago Queirolo Peruvian Wines, Too : Todos Peruvianos, Hola, Come Esta, Venga Aqui Nosotros Tienda Dos Cervezas, Vinos E Espiritus Piscos! Buenas Noches Amigos!


Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits 3423 Conn. Ave. N.W. D.C. 20008
I/ WE ARE PLEASED to have a small selection of the Peruvian wines of
SANTIAGO QUEIROLO like this Gran Vino Borgona Semi Sweet red wine, $13.99,
with 11% alcohol by volume. Come get some today, chill them down, and
enjoy, they are delightfully refreshing and tasty and easy to enjoy all by
themselves!

WE ALSO SELL MACCHU PISCO The All-Natural Spirit of the Andes, $26.99, 40%
alcohol by volume, that Melanie poured here this past Saturday from 2-6PM
when she made tasty classic Peruvian Pisco Punch that was drunk by
California's 49ers during the Gold Rush using Peru's Pisco and blending it
with pineapple juice made from pineapple's grown in California I think
Melanie explained to us all here this past Saturday? I think so.

Come get some of the MACCHU PISCO, what great taste, not hangovers, no
bother afterward, just pleasure while you drink it, really a fine product
where you get much more than you pay for. We sold a lot here this past
Saturday. Gracias Melanie. For more info go to : www.macchupisco.com. There
will be more recipes and ways to enjoy both this MACCHU PISCO as well as
the LA DIABLADA that Melanie makes with her sister, too , Elizabeth. We
sold out of the LA DIABLADA this Saturday and so will probably not get it
back in time today. We will see? Cheers. Venga aqui, venga venga venga aqui
senores, senoras!

BEER From Santos :

ONE Cerveza From PERU :

1) Creveza Premium Golden Lager CUSQUENA The Gold Incas, On Special
for $9.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, made from 100% Malted Barley,
perfect for this heat and humidity, come get some today and enjoy all day
and tonight, too!

2) ' Mother Tupper's Back Of The Cupboard ' Imperial Rye Pale Ale from
LOST RHINO Brewing Company, On Special for $12.99 for a 1 Pt., 6 Fl. Oz
bottle, with 9.4% alcohol by volume. " Lolly Tupper is quirky, and sweet.
So is this imperial Rye Pale Ale. It's also full-bodied, rich , and bitter,
which Mom is not! At 94, she's pretty special - and at Alc. 9.4% by volume,
and 94 IBUs, this beer is too. ... " Bob and Ellie Tupper. Cheers, try some
and enjoy!

3) Svatopavelske 16 degrees Pivovar Liberec-Vratislavice KONRAD Saint
Paul Special semi-dark Starkbier, On Special for $2.99 a 1 Pt. .9 Fl. Oz
bottle, with 6.5 alcohol by volume : "  ... with water from our own wells
in the Jizera Mountains, malt from our own malting plant, and aromatic
Zatec hops. Enjoy! " Sounds like a great plan to me.

LIQUEUR / LIQUOR : From Jagir & Malkit :

1) Strangely Delicious Libation of Whiskey & Spices from JEREMIAH
WEED, the Curious Cinnamon Whiskey, $19.99 a 750ml bottle, with 35.6%
alcohol by volume, American blended whiskey with spices : " Perfect for
your MOUTH, Savor A SIP, OR steal - A NIP -! " Try some, enjoy!

2) Peach Brandy with Peach Liqueur from E & J Extra Smooth Rare Blend,
$11.99... perfect for mixing exotic cocktails and other inventive
libations/drinks!

3) ' Capitoline ' White Cordial from GREEN HAT, a lovely delicate
amber color to be mixed and make some ' new and exciting ' drinks, $27.99,
750ml bottle, 18% alcohol by volume, ' NEW ' and really, REALLY exciting!
Looks Victorian, a bit like Art Nouveau, a bit like Tiffany bottles, put in
a clear Tiffany vase : go back in time, feel the joy ...

4) ' Roundstone Rye ' Organic Cask Proof Single Barrel Whisky, from
CATOCTIN CREEK, hand-crafted, small-batch, $63.99 a bottle, from
Purcelville, VA., 58% alcohol by volume, ... a really smooth treat that is
also local!

5) Premiere Canne Rhum Agricole, estate-bottled, from CLEMENT, in
Martinique, $32.99 a 750ml bottle, with 40% alcohol by volume,
estate-bottled, quite smooth an a lovely pure, free taste, nice to mix and
sip, too.

6) Wild Cherry Infused Flavored Polish Vodka, On Special for $25.99,
40% alcohol by volume, this should be drinking like a fabulous kaleidoscope
dream now, wow, smooth and gentle and purring so sweetly we all have to cry
we are so happy!

7) Blended Malt Scotch Whisky produced using American and French Oak
Barrels, OAK CROSS from the Compass Box Whisky Company, $64.99, with 43%
alcohol by volume, tasted here and what a fine, smooth, exceptional taste
and balance with everything adding something special to the overall taste
sensation. A real treat! Cheers! Try some.

DON'T FORGET, SAVE by buying you wines here and paying for them on
Wednesdays, SAVE UP to 20% three ways, call and speak to Chris or Tony and
place your orders with us and SAVE BIG! Cheers!  202-363-4265

WINE From Chris & Tony :

1) Le Chapeau Pinot Noir Ile de Beaute, On Special for $9.99 a bottle,
2013, with 11.5% alcohol by volume. Solid, sound, flavorful dry red Pinot
Noir to enjoy with your meals, grilled outside are perfect. Chill it 30
minutes and enjoy as it warms to the perfect temperature!

2) Feteasca Neagra indigenous dry Romanian red varietal from MOSER,
Moldovei, Husi, $9.99, smooth and flavorful, soft and supple and really
nice, even with all this heat!

3) Douro D.O.C. dry red Portuguese red PACHECA, $10,99, with 14.5%
alcohol by volume, a fuller, richer, easier-to-sip red that should be
chilled 30 minutes and enjoyed with a grilled meal outside!

4) Veneto Riesling I.G.T. Delle Venezia liters of dry white, $13.49,
2012, wow, developed, tasty, flavorful : GREAT VALUE MILLE wines!

5) Veneto Bardolino D.O.C. MILLE Italian flavorful, developed, 2012,
distinct lighter-bodied red that is evolving nicely and becoming more
flavorful as it ages : a fine wine to chill 30   minutes and enjoy when you
season-well or marinate some foods and together magic begins, a full liter
of wine for only $13.49, a great deal, too, like the dry white Riesling!

6) Albarino 2014 Castano Prado Vineyards ( 470 cases produced ) from
Lubbock, Texas, the McPHERSON, $18.99, Kim McPherson just signed this
bottle and some of his other whites, too, reds, too : wonderful, dry,
crisp, lively, fresh and stimulating! Very good! With 13.4% alcohol by
volume ...

7) ' Lune Blanche ' Grand Vin Blanc Sec de Bordeaux, from CLOS DES
LUNES, where sweet Sauternes are made. This property only makes dry white
Bordeaux wines! This one at $19.99 is wonderful, so distinctly flavorful
and it's own expression of the terroir there, really a huge treat! From the
Societe Civile Domaine De Chevalier Famille Bernard,  with  13% alcohol by
volume.

8) Manzoni Bianco Vigneti Delle Dolomiti, 2011, ' Fontanasanta, made
by Elizabete Foradori of her own family's FORADORI winery, $30.99, 12.5%
alcohol by volume, a flavorful, multi-complex, 7-wonders of the world type
of wine : must be tasted to be believed! A Louis/ Dressner wine selection!

WEEK'S TASTINGS :

Friday, July 31st, 2015 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Erin of Lanterna Imports
here to taste some wonderful wine selections from France, great sparkling
wines made by ladies for ladies : exceptional Brut Non-Vintage, and Brut ,
Non-Vintage rose : both dry, both silky, both with a steel velvet glove
that caresses our palates and pleases us thoroughly, too!

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Andrew Stover coming to
taste some of his his great American wine selections from Texas, and
Maryland like the McPHERSON and the BIG CORK wines, and more, maybe a
lovely ' value ' Barbera, maybe a tasty, crisp, sliced Schiava dry red from
Alto Adige?!? We will see tomorrow and let you all know.

Cheers, JOIN US,  ALL TASTINGS are free, everyone is always welcome.
THANKS for everything , you all are the very best!

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THANKS AGAIN for everything!

HAPPY PERU Independence Day today! Come check us out , we have wine and
spirits and beer from Peru for you all tonight!

CHEERS, TONY

Anthony Quinn = Tony The Wine Guy Waxes Poetic On : Stone Mountain Winery, Democracy Winery, VA. Wines, COLOSSI Nero D'Avola, Sicily, Teroldego Indigenous Red From LECHTHALER, MASI POLI Pinot Grigio, GOTHAM Aussie Wines, CHANARMUYO La Rioja Argentina Wines, Tequila Ocho, Skinny Girl Bare Naked Vodka, Absolut Cherrykran Vodka, Guava Rum From CRUZAN, Bold Rock Hard Cider Virginia Draft, Fuller's London Pride Premium Beer From Griffin Brewery, Tusker Lager By East African Breweries & More!



Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits 3423 Conn. Ave. N.W. D.C. 20008
I HEARD MORE this past week from you all about the mandatory furloughs and how
it is effecting you. We here @ Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits are working to
bring more of our costs down to help you get through this difficult time. Let us
know if you are effected and we will do whatever we can, one-on-one,
situation-by-situation, working together with you to lessen your financial loads
where we can by offering you ways to save and still enjoy what you like.
THE TOUR DE FRANCE ends today at the Arc du Triumph on Paris' famous Champs
Elysees and that's inspiring and wonderful and still an incredible event and
show of strength and perseverance, of character and resolve and fighting and
racing, pedaling, steering, climbing, turning and continuing on ...
I LOVED WATCHING THIS yesterday on t.v., the rush, the swoop, the dash, the
bike swaying back and forth, the seemingly effortless thrust forward of the
bikes, the light metal and steel, the helmets, the BRIGHT colors, all the
endorsements BLAZONED everywhere across the bikers as the sped past us and the
cameras that captured them so close and so well. I saw all this and was swept up
into it and felt so positive from it all.
IT WAS GREAT INSPIRATION for me to get back outside and continue to work in our
yard and to be outside on an absolutely gorgeous, low-humidity, bright, breezy,
fresh and brilliant baby-blue-skied day. I had so many errands to run and one
was at the grocery store where I heard several of the employees talking about
how rare this day was here in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. One lady
announced: " I've got my bathing suit and as soon as I'm out of here I'm off to
swim at the pool! " I LOVED hearing all of that, so true to real life.
I CAN IMAGINE that here at the store Michel, Ravi, Luis and Santos were having a
similar conversation?! I felt very lucky and blessed indeed to have been
fortunate to have been off on such a day. I resolved to appreciate it fully and
to not miss out on one glorious second outside. Mission accomplished.
IT SEEMS THAT TODAY is starting off very much as yesterday did. I loved my drive
to work earlier and I am all set to get this weekly store email written and off
to you all in record time today.
WHAT TO DRINK ON this TOUR DE FRANCE finish?!? There are many choices indeed? I
have not heard much talk about any of this and will include some ideas here. The
wonderful thing is that racers come from all over the world to compete in this
annual event and so the world of beer, cider, liquor and wine is open to us for
choices.
WHEN I LIVED IN FRANCE back in the seventies I was there for a number of these
finishes at the Arc de Triumph. When I took my family to France for a two-week
visit back in 2002 we were there and had to fight the traffic coming into the
city to see our friend Marco Riminelli and to get to his apartment. We came in
through Saint Cloud where my mother used to have an apartment so many glorious
moons ago.
SO I KNEW that way a bit better, and we did make it in one piece, and we did
find parking for our rented SKODA. Both my wife and I remarked that on some of
the jerseys worn by the racers that SKODA was plainly visible as sponsors. And
being a stick-shift I had a hard first day getting into the small villages of
Normandy when we first landed and had to navigate the round-abouts and not burn
the engine up as I shifted from neutral to first. I should have practiced some
first, the Autoroute there was a breeze and I was caught unprepared. Oh well, I
am a better person for that experience I am sure.
2002 WAS A HEAT WAVE for that period of time in Paris when the Tour De France
ended. I heard that there will be a lot of rain today? I wish all the riders
well today as that can be even more challenging with rain.
SO : WHAT To Drink? What BEER ?
1) A HONEY OF A SAISON From BOULDER BEER COMPANY, a Malt Beverage Brewed
With Honey ( On Special for $8.99 a 1Pt. 6-Fluid Ounce bottle, 11.5% alcohol by
volume, from Boulder, Colorado, www.BoulderBeer.com ) :
" A Honey of a Saison is a swarm of flavor and a stinger at 11.5% alcohol by
volume. The French Saison yeast produces big, estery, phenolic aromas and
flavors, while the Wildflower Honey from Madhava Natural Sweeteners in Longmont,
CO, lends a spicy, sweet aroma with essence of dried fruits. Champagne Yeast is
also used to complete fermentation and create a dry finish, and a strong malt
bill imparts a rich, golden honey color to the ale ."
WOW, I could not have reached earlier for a better beer to start this ball
rolling, this liquid flowing to celebrate today : French Saison years and
Champagne Yeast and Wildflower Honey, golden honey color : all to celebrate, all
tasty, all adding their own character, all working together in team effort. I am
thrilled. It must have been there in my thoughts as I reached for it. It's also
easy to transport, one glass bottle, to keep it cold, easy to hold, a fabulous
label, too of yellows and reds and browns, and a place that is mountainous and
trying just as it was yesterday for all these riders to navigate on their
second-to-last stretch.
2) HOG HEAVEN Dry-Hopped Barleywine-Style Ale from AVERY BREWING CO. ( ON
Special for $9.99 a 1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz bottle, from Boulder , Colorado, 9.2% alcohol
by volume, The Holy Trinity of Ales, ) : " Or is it Hop Heaven? This dangerously
drinkable garnet beauty was designed to satisfy the most zealous of hop devotes.
Intense bitterness and the dankest of dry-hopped aromas are intertwined with a
rich caramel candy-like backbone. Drink!"
THIS HOG HEAVEN provides a great contrast to the HONEY OF A SAISON and BOTH are
in glass bottles that are easy to hold, keep the cold and easy to transport.
They provide two nice extremes and will appeal to a broad spread of tastes
today.
TO COMPLETE The Cycle We Also Have IN CANS :
3) Pumpkinhead " It Comes Once A Year! " from SHIPYARD ( On Special for
$9.99 a 6-pack, from Portland, Maine, in 12-ounce cans ) : this is fun and
seasonal and released now so early! get some NOW while you can as it disappears
quickly once people know it has been released. Beat the rush. Come here early.
Easy to transport, lighter, nice for picnics and when outside, don't have to
worry as there is nor glass to break. LAST YEAR we sold-out quickly and we had
many very unhappy customers!
DO YOU HEAR that SHIPYARD! Make more, be there for more of your customers. Don't
let us run out. Cheers.
JUST SPOKE TO ALEX one of our customers about the wines of Georgia. He wants
more dry white Georgian wines. He bought the COLOSSI Bianco ( $11.99 ) dry white
to make a kir that he just recently discovered.
KIR :
THAT'S DRY WHITE WINE and a splash of creme de Cassis - a very famous French
aperitif, so it sounds appropriate to add this here now. I mentioned that he
might buy a bottle of the LES COSTIERES DE POMEROLS HB 34810 2012 Picpoul de
Pinet, $8.99 , 12.5% alcohol by volume ( ALWAYS one of the best-seller-EVER-here
@ Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits - EVERYONE almost loves this! ) and make a kir
with it. I did mention to Alex the Tour De France.
KIR ROYALE :
I SHOULD HAVE mentioned to him making a kir royale that uses sparkling wine
instead of dry white wine with the creme de cassis. That would be another great
idea to celebrate the Tour de France today!OF COURSE with BOTH : you may
substitute some Framboise/ Raspberry when you make either. It will be lighter
this way and maybe more enjoyable if it is especially hot outside.
I JUST TALKED WITH MICHEL that is off and at home now and he tells me who won
the Tour De France! I will not reveal that here, I will let you all see or hear
it on your own as that is pasty of the joy and excitement. I have two more to
add here : and one of the ales/ beers mentioned are from the home of the winner:
4) FULLER'S " London Pride " Outstanding Premium Beer from Griffin Brewery
( On Special for $12.99 a 11.2 Fluid-ounce 6-pack of bottles, 4.7% alcohol by
volume, www.fullers.co.uk , England ) : " Fuller's London Pride is an
award-winning English classic premium beer, rich and smooth, with a good malty
base and well-developed hop notes in the finish." Nice to enjoy with the lower
alcohols as well.
5)TUSKER Finest Quality Lager Brewed and bottled by East African Breweries
LTD. ( $2.49 a 12 Fl. Oz bottle, P.O. Box 30161-00100, Mairobi- Kenya , go to :
www.eabl.com for more info ) : excellent and brewed in East Africa since 1922,
that's almost one hundred years ago!
HARD CIDER For The Tour De France :
1) Virginia Draft from BOLD ROCK Hard Cider , this hard cider ( On Special
for $9.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, 4.7% alcohol by volume, easier to enjoy
with the heat of the summer, from Nellysford, VA. Go to :www.boldrock.com for
more info ) : " This smooth and distinctive Hard Cider combines its apple
heritage with superb drinkability. ... Virginia Draft is perfect anytime
anywhere... " NEW & EXCITING here in Cleveland Park. This is a " Must-Try " for
you all. Hard cider is a very hot category today!
BUT HEY LET"S LOOK @ LIQUEUR/ LIQUOR, Too From Ravi :
1) Guava Rum From CRUZAN Premium Cruzan rum from the island of St. Croix,
with natural Guava flavor ( $14.99 a 750ml bottle, 21% alcohol by volume, go to
www.cruzanrum.com for more info ) : " In 1760, a sugar mill began crushing
cane at the current site of the Cruzan Rum distillery on the island of St.
Croix. Since the early 1800's, the Nelthropp family has lived on and been an
integral part of this legendary island's rich history." I like the taste of
Guava, check this out. Perfect for this hot weather!
2) Cherrykran from ABSOLUT Country Of Sweden , a Vodka with Cherry, White
Cranberry & Plum flavors ( On Special for $19.99 a 750ml bottle, 40% alcohol by
volume, from Ahus, Sweden, go to : www.absolut.com ) : Just add cola! Cheers.
3) Vermouth PERUCCHI GRan Reserva from Montana Perucchi - the ULTIMATE in
fines, distinctive, elegant and polished Vermouth ( $19.99 a bottle, from
Badalona, Spain, from LA REAL CASA ESPAGNOLA, since 1886, 15% alcohol by volume,
1 LITER bottle, ) : YOU HAVE to TASTE IT to BELIEVE IT! Wonderful, highly
recommended, both the sweet red and the dry white : both are here for you try on
for size, fit and feel. Cheers. NEW! Exciting!!
4) Single Estate TEQUILA OCHO 100% Puro De Agave Tequila Anejo, hecho en
Mexico LOS CORRALES Vintage-Dated 2010 ( On Special for $59.99 a 750ml bottle,
40% alcohol by volume, Mexico ) : " Ocho is a one of a kind tequila : A
departure from the traditional objective of distilling which delivers "
complexity of character " instead of " consistency of character ." This is
accomplished by featuring a single estate. Taste it and see/ taste/ experience
what all the BUZZ is about now. It's very special indeed.The altitude of Los
Corrales is 2166 m with deep, red soil ... " light and broad, not deep,
earthiness and subtle oak persist on the finish." A MUST-TRY.
5) SKINNY GIRL Vodka with Natural Flavors " Bare Naked " ( On Special for
$19.99 a 750ml bottle, 30% alcohol by volume, Deerfiled, IL. USA , go to :
www.skinnygirlcocktails.com for more info ) : " ... Skinny GirlBare Naked is low
in calories and contains no added sugar. Become a " fixologist " and make your
favorite guilt-free cocktail " writes Bethenny Frankel. Cheers, we also have the
Cucumber-flavored vodka here for you all. Ravi says that both sell really well.
AS YOU MAY HAVE READ or seen on our Facebook page at : Cleveland Park Wines
& Spirits that I am trying to convince Bethenny that it would be in her
best-interest to come here and do an in-store tasting! We will see, you never
get anywhere if you do not make the initial effort with follow-through. Cheers.
WINE By Michel & Tony :
TWO FINE VALUES -
1) Sauvignon Blanc 2011 from the WINE MEN of GOTHAM ( $8.99. 11.5% alcohol
by volume, from owners Bruce and Kate, Adelaide 5000, SA , go to :
www.gothamwines.com.au for more info ) : both Bruce and Kate have been here
doing tastings of their wines that have done so well here over the past years.
The Wine Men of Gotham are doing really well now . especially with tough times
and more people having to take extra furlough days. Cheers. Dry, crisp, bright
and refreshing.
2) Shiraz / Grenache 2011 dry red Aussie blend from the WINE MEN of GOTHAM
( $8.99 a 750ml bottle, 13% alcohol by volume, ) : this is a 75% Shiraz and 25%
Grenache dry red blend - this drinks really nicely, balanced, distinct,
flavorful. Thanks Bruce. I always thought that you named these wines because you
were the Bruce in Batman! I did not think it was after the Gothamites - the
villagers of Gotham, England!
IF, as I hear an Englishman won the Tour de France earlier than this could
also be a great homage to him and to England? What do you think Bruce and Kate,
will you sign-off on this idea of mine now? I hope so.
DRINK GOTHAM, we have the GOTHAM label here, too at $18.99 for the 2009
McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.9% alcohol by volume... that has always
impressed me, now even more than before as it continues to evolve in the bottle
to near-perfection! Cheers.
3) Syrah 2011 from CHANARMUYO Estate, Argentina's La Rioja region. Both
Michel and I love this because it is fruit-forward, balanced, tasty, broad and
very appealing and Balanced most of all, not to mention On Special for only
$9.99 a bottle, 14% alcohol by volume. Go to : www.chanamuya.com.arfor more
info. Thanks Estebe, thanks Fernando for pouring it here this past Saturday
afternoon for all our customers.
MORE WINE FROM Michel & Tony :
THREE From Franceen & Vias Imports :
1) Pinot Grigio 2011 from Trentino, Italy from MASO POLI ( $22.99 , 13.5%
alcohol by volume, go to : Maso Poli for more info, on Facebook at Maso Poli ) :
it does not get much better : distinct, mineral and citrus flavors, structures,
monuments to taste and depths that plumb the soul and character that defines the
human spirit! This is magical, really a wonder, a work of art, so much here.
WOW! Did I say WOWWWWWWWWWW!
2) Teroldego Rotaliano dry red 2010 from LECHTHALER, Italy ( $17.99, 13%
alcohol by volume, ) was opened and taste here this past Friday by Franceen
Kahng pf Vias Imports. I LOVED it, absolutely LOVED it! What grace, what
finesse, what delightfully , ultimately wicked flavors and stories it spun
seductively and seemingly unaware of it's effect or what it was doing to play
with my senses. It amused and very much pleased me.
I THINK IT SHOWED magically this past weekend, and I HIGHLY, highly, HIGHLY
recommend, RECO(me-to-you)MEND it. Great wine, great everything : completely
balanced, medium-to-light-bodied, like a Pinot Noir with a splash of Grenache
thrown in for good spice and measure.
3) Sicilan Nero D'Avola dry red blend from COLOSSI, this Rosso 2010 (
$11.99, 13.5% alcohol by volume ) was also poured here this weekend by Franceen.
It, too has all the character and flavor and taste, the energy and presence to
delight and to cajole, to reach out and make a very positive impression without
any doubt on our palates. It showed beautifully here this past weekend and it's
a delight to enjoy with the idea that it will complement ultimately one's palate
and marry really well with some food, too. Cheers.
4) 2008 Chianti Colli Senesi dry Tuscan red Sangiovese blend from
VALDIPIATTA ( On Special for $13.99, from Tenuta Valdipiatta, from
Montepulciano, Italy ) this wine from owners Guido and Miriam is a pure delight
to drink with or without a meal. Sure to please, sure to entice a smile from
you, sure to draw your avid attention, you will be pleased. Highly recommended,
too!
5) " Velvet Revolution " 2011 Virginia Monticello dry red Reserve Blend of
25% Cabernet Franc, 25% Chambourcin, 25% Merlot, and 25% Petit Verdot , $19.99,
13%% alcohol by volume, was poured here two weekend's ago by owner Jim. It
impressed me even more than the first time I tasted it.
IT WAS THEN fruit-forward and very rich and pleasing on the palate. ALL those
flavors have intensified, grown and expanded to become EVEN MORE and I like
that, I like it a whole lot as the vines are still very young and it shows the
tremendous promise here with this 2011 and with all the following vintages. Made
by Michael Shaps, owners Jim and Susan are on a fine roll these days.
Recommended.
I WANT TO WELCOME Matilda from England here to our store as well as to
Cleveland Park. She's English and came here a bit earlier looking for a good
local white wine and I showed here both the STONE MOUNTAIN VINEYARD and the
DEMOCRACY VINEYARD dry white Viogniers, BOTH at $19.99 a bottle.
SHE PICKED the DEMOCRACY for it's name, I gave her two Virginia road maps with a
list of many of the Virginia wineries on it with addresses and phones, emails,
times of operation, ectetera that I am sent yearly - thanks - and I just have to
wait now and hear if she likes it or not?
I DO KNOW THAT in England that in London, for example that they have readily
embraced the wines of Virginia. What great music that is to these ears. WELCOME
Matilda!
WEEKLY WEDNESDAY 3-Part Sake-Port-Sherry-Marsala-Madeira-Still/Non-Sparkling
Wine SALE :
1) BUY ANY bottle of These above and SAVE 20% OFF the marked sticker
price.
2) BUY ANY Six Or MORE of the categories listed above and SAVE 15% OFF the
marked sticker prices.
3) BUY ANY TWELVE ( 12 ) of the categories above and SAVE 20% OFF the
marked sticker prices.
IF YOU CANNOT COME BY call us at : 202-363-4265 and we will help you, Pay
on Wednesdays and SAVE BIG on non-sparkling wine purchases. Cheers. Ask for
Michel or for Tony.
WEEKEND TASTINGS :
Friday, August 2nd, 2013 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Scott of Monument Imports to
come and taste an assortment of his FABulous California, French, Italian,
Croatian, Kiwi wines : to be decided tomorrow. Call if you want to know what we
have decided. Or check us out on our Facebook page at : Cleveland Park Wines &
Spirits.
Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Chuck Waldman of Robin
Cellars here to taste some of his small West Coast wineries that over-deliver
for the money, and provide us all with some really exceptional taste experiences
when we thought we have already tried or experienced it all : we have not!
JOIN US for both, NEVER any charge. EVERYONE always welcome.
THANKS For ALL that you do and mean to us. Without you we could not exist and be
open to serve, help, and suggest things to do you. Have a great day and enjoy
this beautiful weather. Thanks again for all your belief and support in us. It's
mutual. TONY
CHECK US OUT ON Facebook at : Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits and FOLLOW US on
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Please visit our website below for more information, events and specials, and
our calender of wine tastings!
If you have any orders, suggestions or questions, you may e-mail us at
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