Tuesday, January 27, 2015

My Anthony Quinn Tuesday Weekly Store Email For Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits, January 27th, 2015 : On Regaleali Sicilian Wine, On ARGIOLAS Sardinian Cannonau Dry Red, On Chenas Beaujolais Cru Red From Christophe Pacalet, On COUSINO-MACUL 2013 Sauvignon Gris Dry Maipo Chilean White : All Great Choices To Watch The Super Bowl With The Seahawks Playing The Patriots, And Katy Perry Singing @ Half-Time! Wow, So Much Excitement Here @CPWINESPIRITS!


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Cleveland Park Wine Cleveland Park Beer, Liquor & Wine
Featuring a wide, international selection of fine wines, micro-brews and
spirits

Time To, LA HORA PARA think about the super bowl and the seahawks playing
the patriots this coming sunday!

TIEMPO POR, TO focus on yourselves for once, spoil yourselves as we get
closer to Valentine's day!

Time To TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF more oF all that we offer HERE, to watch
the super bowl ...

CONSTANTLY CHANGING selections, ALWAYS TIMELY & WITH  A GREAT  '
VALUE-TASTE '  RATIO WHERE YOU GAIN-SAVE-DISCOVER & FIND FULL JOY &
EXPRESSION !

BEAUTIFUL DRIVE this morning, I was inspired once again, I loved it, had to
dig my car out in our cul-de-sac and start the engine and let it warm as I
scraped off the thick blanket of white snow, some of which got into the car
as I had not closed the driver's seat door closed and there was a crack for
it to slip through and onto my Volvo driver's seat that is warmed from
below to keep my derriere nice a toasty and warm! It is nice, my derriere
always warms before the rest of me when I drive these days. What a story to
share here, hope you find it amusing as I do, hope it melts the ice, ...
the snow in this case.

THE DRIVE always takes me across the Teddy Roosevelt Bridge from Virginia
to Washington D.C., past the rowers on either side below on the Potomac,
past the gaggle of Canadian geese I sometimes see there on the Virginia
side of the bank of the Potomac river, past the Washington Monument, the
Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, the statue of Einstein, too, and
past the Kennedy Center as I veer to the left and off onto a ramp to get
onto Rock Creek Parkway for more beautiful imagery and inspiration before I
arrive at the entrance to the National Zoo and the two regal lions that
greet my eyes and all those passing by and along, just before I get to work
here in Cleveland Park a ' happenin' neighborhood ' of Washington D.C. I
love it, really I do.

SO WHEN I ARRIVE @ Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits I am all charged up,
batteries revved and eyes wide and nostrils-to-like-to-be-flaired and with
a smile and great intentions to do all that I can for you, the
neighborhood, the store, our business community here,.... always a good
feeling, always a great way to start my week.

WELCOME TODAY to Cleveland Park and to our spirits' store of many fine
libations, treasures, pleasures and excitements, too. We have some of it
all, and if we do not we call and check it out immediately.

A YOUNGER MAN just asked me if we had the BARR HILL vodka from Vermont? I
said I did not think so, and we approached Santos and Malkit and asked
them. Malkit got on his phone and called our local rep. I will go ask him
now what he discovered and include that here now. " That's made with honey.
Yeah, I ordered it. " Malkit just answered me. The gin that we sell is also
made with honey as a component, $42.99 a 750ml bottle.

I SET MY TASTING TABLE UP earlier and put bottles of liquor and of beer to
take pictures of and tweet. Yes, I tweet, I am all a tweeter, all a
twitter, all a flitter, everything nice, just not all a bitter, not at all!
You can FOLLOW us on Twitter at : cpwinespirits and also at : wineenabler.
Please do, let's all stay caught up with one another. I tweeted about
Hayman's Old Tom gin, about Tozai plum wine, about Koval single barrel
bourbon, about J.J. Jaconbsen Sommer Gaarden Danish After Dinner liqueur,
about two beers : HERRMANNSDORFER and about Beer Army Combat Brewery... and
still need to tweet about : GLENNINCHIE The Edinburgh malt .... so little
time!

I ALSO TWEETED about the National Zoo and posted a picture I took this
morning just before getting here to work. I took a picture of one of the
stately lions covered in snow that greets the people coming and going at
that entrance here on Connecticut Avenue.

I JUST TWEETED ABOUT the ' new ' Hawaiian rums called : Sammy's Beach Bar
Rum, including one with Macademia nuts, $19.99 a 750ml bottle, come check
them out. This is exciting, really good. Malkit really liked them
yesterday. He is really excited about them. You have to ask him what he
thought when you see him next, cheers.

SO : Down To More Business with SANTOS RIVERA and his ale, beer and ciders
:

1)  ' Space Dust IPA ' , Get Dusted, from ELYSIAN , Seattle, Washington,
with the Super Bowl this is timely indeed, $13.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce
bottles, : " The hopping is pure starglow energy, with Chinook to bitter
and late and dry additions of Citra and Amarillo. " Looks like something to
try, a ' must try '... with alcohol at 7.2% by volume. Come get some ASAP
of IPA 4 Da SB!

2) ' Grateful Harvest ' , a Cranberry Ale ( $1 per six-pack goes to your
local food bank ) from HARPOON " Love Beer, Love Life. Harpoon, " ...., On
Special for $9.99 a 6-pack, from Boston, Massachusetts, ... ale brewed with
cranberry puree ... nice, perfect for this cold with a white blanket of
snow outside.
BEAUTIFUL DRIVE this morning, window down, wind-swept hair, thoughts,
dreams, emotions, energy-flows, you name it?!? It was so nice to gather my
thoughts as I drove to work and felt the cold air and to admire the baby
blue sky that seemed like someone had stirred all the white clouds evenly
through it's surface. On Rock Creek parkway I saw two helicopters overhead
and it made me wonder what dignitary was driving along by me or past me : U
saw nothing to warrant two helicopters? But what do I know? I liked it
anyway, it was fun to see as you never know what will cross your path here
in our dynamic city?!?

3) ' Schweinsbrau Gold ' from HERRMANSDORFER, a Bavarian lager, brewed and
bottled by Ruedenburger Brauhaus, in Riedenburg, Germany, a 1 Pt. 9 Fl. Oz
bottle, 500ml, 4.8% alcohol by volume, ....On Special now for $5.49 a
bottle.

4) ' Zero Dark Thirty ' , a Double Black India Pale Ale from BEER ARMY
Combat Brewery, $11.99 a 1 Pt. 8 Fl. Oz bottle, with 10% alcohol by volume,
... " Nothing is impossible. There is more to our recipes than just
ingredients. Our beer is bred with passion, zeal and integrity .... " I
like that, I like all of that, easy to hold, too while watching sports on
t.v. or grilling outside in the white snow as I often am! Cheers!

5) Morimoto Soba Ale from ROGUE Brewery, from Newport, Oregon, ... $8.99
for a single bottle, no chemicals, no preservatives, or additives ... "
This delicate flavor of our roasted Soba brings a nutty finish to this
light red refreshing ale. A perfect accompaniment to lighter cuisine. With
nine indredients .... nice.

LIQUEUR / LIQUOR From Malkit and Jagir :

1) ' Sommer Gaarden ' , a Danish After Dinner Specialty liqueur from J.J.
Jacobsen , from Denmark, On Special for $8.99, a GREAT DEAL! made with
neutral spirits, cognac, natural flavors, Saccharin ... enjoy it straight
or over ice, or even better with sparkling water or orange juice, instead
of Mimmosas, try this and see what you all think? Cheers.

2) ' Old Tom ' Gin - THE Authentic Victorian style of gin - from HAYMAN'S,
$28.99 a bottle, 40% alcohol by volume, family distillers since 1863,
distilled from grain, mark of English heritage, , product of England. " ...
a quintessentially English style of gin consumed during the 19th century
Victorian England ... , a smooth botanically intensive and flavorful gin
... "

3) Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey from KOVAL, distilled in Chicago, $52.99 a
bottle, 47% alcohol by volume, and certified organic by Midwest Organic
Services Association : beautiful delicate, translucent
golden-copper-sunshine-reflective sparkle color! Love it.

4) THe Edinburgh Malt Single Malt Scotch Whiskey from GLENKINCHIE, On
Special for $47.99 a bottle, 43% alcohol by volume, a 12-Year-Old Single
Malt from Pencaitland, Scotland : " A dry, refined character born just
twenty miles from Scotland's capitol naturally makes GLENKINCHIE " The
Edinburgh Malt." Its aromatic smoothness brings to mind cut flowers and
creamy lemon cheesecake. Crisp and focused, with a herbal, drying finish,
this is an ideal aperitif and partner to smoked fish, sushi or scallops. "
I like that, I like that it can accompany sushi and smoked fish a lot! Wow,
a discovery, never thought of this. Must try it myself and see if I agree.
I am inclined , however, to agree as they have undoubtedly put this to the
test thousands upon thousands of time. Cheers.

SAVE EVERY WEDNESDAY! Big Savings!

WEDNESDAY WEEKLY 3-Part Still-Wine SALE : ALL day long. Call if you cannot
come : 202-363-4265.
1) BUY any still-or-non-sparkling wine at $20 or more and SAVE 20% OFF the
marked sticker price.
2) BUY any 6 or more still-or-non-sparkling wines at any price and SAVE 15%
OFF the marked sticker prices.
3) BUY ANY 12 or more still-or-non-sparkling wines and SAVE 20% OFF the
marked
sticker prices, whether or SALE or not. Included are port, sherry, madeira,
marsala, sake, box wines, all sizes of wines.

OF YOU CANNOT COME please call and pay on Wednesday and collect your wine
later.

WINE from Chris and Tony :

WINES For Watching The Super Bowl :

WHITES :

1) Sauvignon Blanc 2013 from L.A. CETTO, estate-bottled, dry clean, crisp,
great with finger foods, $10.99, from Baja California, Mexico.

2) ' Isidora ' Sauvignon Gris from Chile's Maipo Valley, from
COUSINO-MACUL, 2013, $16.99 : fuller, richer, more body, great when more
heavy finger-foods come for the Super Bowl.

3) ' Leone D'Almerita, 2012, dry Sicilian white from Tenuta Regaleali,
TASCA, AN INTENSELY FLAVORFUL DRY WHITE THAT TASTES LIKE A RED IF YOU CLOSE
YOUR EYES, AND WILL HOLD UP TO MANY SAUCES AND SPICES AND SEASONINGS! IT
SELLS FOR $19.99 AND IS WORTH EVERY PENNY!

FOR REDS :

1) 2011 Dry Red Sicilian Nero D'Avola from Regaleali / TOSCA : medium
bodied, distinct, tasty, bright, toasty-roasty and a good wine to enjoy
with may appetizers during the Super Bowl.

2) " Costera " frpm Sardegna, a Cannonau dry red 2012 from ARGIOLAS ,
$17.49 , is a balanced, tasty wine that is easier-sipping and will taste
really good while watching the Super Bowl. Cannonau is another word for
Grenache, so if you like Grenache/ Garnacha / red Cotes-Du-Rhones and other
wines made with this grape you should love this one : bright, tasty, sharp
and lively and a treat.

3) 100% Gamay grapes make this dry red southern Burgundy from the town of
Chenas, by Christophe Pacalet, $21.99, a bottle : zingy, crisp, lively, has
a lovely bite and steel-sharp , spicy and accented with toasty berry-cherry
flavors, it is another delight.

ALL THE ABOVE come from Jody Jackman at Winebow. Let's enjoy them as I know
many of you love Jody and this is for you and for her, for us and for
Winebow Imports, too : a win-win-win-win equation, cheers!

ALSO :  Drink all the three IRONSTONE reds we have from Lodi, California,
On Special at $9.99 a bottle, , the 2011 Cabernet Franc, the 2012 Petite
Sirah and the 2012 Old Vine Zinfandel .... all On Special at $9.99

Week's Tastings :

Friday, January 30th, 2015 , ( 5-8PM ) : We have Richard of Elite Imports
coming to taste a selection of red and white Bordeaux wines from Joel and
Sandrine, Mark and other great Bordeaux producers! What a great event this
will be, JOIN US, NEVER any charge!

Saturday, January 31st, 2015 ( 2-6PM ) : we have Jim Reeves of Comete Wine
Imports here to taste a selection of French and Portuguese wines, what fun
: Gloria red and white, Clothilde red and white burgundy, and our northern
red producer as well that I cannot recollect the name of just now! Great
wines, balanced, distinct, great values, too : we are sold-out of many and
they return this week fortunately for us all. Cheers,....

THANKS for everything, time to check and post this Tuesday store email.
TONY

My Tuesday Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits' Store Email Of Feb 12th, 2013 On : Andrea Way-Artist, New Belgium Beer, Oscar Losama Of Voila Imports, DuchmanFamily Winery, Texas, The Furts Gewurztraminer 2010 , Alsace, France FRom Les Vignerons Reunis de Klenttzheim Kaysersberg, Hope Estate Hunter Valley Australia 2010 Chardonnay, Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Heavy-Peated Islay Single Malt, And More!


Cleveland Park Wine Cleveland Park Beer, Liquor & Wine
Featuring a wide, international selection of fine wines, micro-brews and spirits

Time To TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF more of all that we offer HERE, CONSTANTLY
CHANGING, ALWAYS TIMELY & WITH  A GREAT VALUE-TASTE RATIO WHERE YOU
GAIN-SAVE-DISCOVER & FIND FULL JOY & EXPRESSION !

BEAUTIFUL DRIVE this morning, window down, wind-swept hair, thoughts,
dreams, emotions, energy-flows, you name it?!? It was so nice to gather my
thoughts as I drove to work and felt the cold air and to admire the baby blue
sky that seemed like someone had stirred all the white clouds evenly through
it's surface. On Rock Creek parkway I saw two helicopters overhead and it made
me wonder what dignitary was driving along by me or past me : U saw nothing to
warrant two helicopters? But what do I know? I liked it anyway, it was fun to
see as you never know what will cross your path here in our dynamic city?!?

THE SAME IS TRUE when I get to Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits : I never
know exactly what the day will bring and that's a real part of the excitement
and the rush and the flow of the day and what always keeps me humble and on my
tip-toes. This is all a good thing. I keep my smile dusted off and close to me
and ready to display whenever the occasion or moment merits it. Ved just said "
Beautiful day this morning ". I could not agree more with him.

SO, COME SEE US, you never know what you will be walking into and that can
be entertaining, educational, profitable, amusing, stimulating, sudden,
surprising, welcoming ... like an epiphany : something that really gets you
going in a positive way. That's what we strive for here : welcome you, make you
feel comfortable, and share what we have at our disposal at any moment. Mostly
we want to include you in things that we are exposed to and aware of and
including here on both a day as well as a weekly basis. It's changing all the
time. One of our customers this past week just told me how much he likes this :
we take full advantage of what is available at the moment to us and pass on the
savings and the items to you while they last. True, so true.

THIS PAST WEEK we received an incredible shipment of mostly Bordeaux French
wines and reds from Argentina to share with you : ALL bought at great values
where we saved and share the savings with you. Dan brought the owner Philippe
Riviere of Maison RIVIERE here again to taste with us a week or so ago. It was
an eye-opening wine-tasting. ALL the wines I tasted were really fine and two
stood out for me for price and the fact that you could enjoy them NOW,
especially the 2009 dry red Graves :
1) CHATEAU De CALLAC Graves 2009 dry red Bordeaux ( $21.99, 13% alcohol by
volume, ) : the wine is balanced and fruit-forward, and really showing well
now.
2) CHATEAU Du GAZIN 2010 Canon Fronsac ( $19.99, 14% alcohol by volume, )
is also showing quite well now though a bit more firm and tight and with more
angularity and tannins that are sharper. BOTH are from great years in Bordeaux.
BOTH are less-expensive than usual, and BOTH are highly recommended. When you
drink them you will feel like you are in Bordeaux at one of the vineyards or in
the countryside enjoying some fine red wine, jambon, frommage, baguettes et
l'eaux mineral, avec des macarons ou une tarte aux citron plus tard ... merci
Philippe pour ta visite. C'est bien d'avoir tes vins ici qui se vendents
tellement bien chez nous.
WE HAVE MORE here and I will let you come by and check them out as well. I
will include them in a future email. I have so many wines to write about now and
so you will have to come and discover the CHEVAL BRUN 2009 Grand Cru
Saint-Emilion, On Sale for $29.99 ; Saint Julien CHATEAU LALANDE 2009, $40.99 ;
and the Lussac Saint-Emilion CHATEAU HAUT PIQUOT 2009, $23.99 ; and more ...

WE HAVE From Argentina :
1) Winemaker's Selection Blend 20190 ( 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40%
Merlot, 10% Malbec and 10% Pinot Noir ) from owner Lucas Nemesio of NEMESIO
wines of Patagonia, Argentina is a favorite of our customers : $9.99 a bottle,
14% alcohol by volume.
2) Proprietor's Reserve 2007 dry red Blend ( 60% Malbec and 40% Cabernet
Sauvignon, 14.5% alcohol by volume, www.bodeganqn.com.ar , $19.99 , is another
really fine wine effort from Lucas. He makes such balanced and distinct wines
that really complement many a meal.

THE LOIRE VALLEY makes some fine dry white 100% Sauvignon Blanc called
POUILLY-FUME from the small town of Pouilly-Sur-Loire, France :

1) 2011 " Les Champs Aux Moines " Pouilly-Fume from Domaine PABIOT (
$18.99, 12.5% alcohol by volume, viticulteur a Nieve, France - the grower ) is
clean, crisp, fresh. lively, GREAT MINERAL and fine acidity : a treat to enjoy a
glass before settling nicely into a meal that could include some goat's cheese,
some salad and vinaigrette, some shellfish, fresh water fish, sardines ... even
some milder          . It's a beauty and a great price. You should all try some.
Very much like a Sancerre except it has it's own distinct style. RE-DISCOVER the
100% Sauvignon Blancs of POUILLY-FUME. They were equally well-known in the
eighties and for some reason have fallen off our radar screens. Too bad, time to
give them their due once again. This is a great start at a GREAT PRICE.

BUT HEY, this email is also about GREAT ALE & BEER DISCOVERIES from Santos
:

1) Organic Chocolate Stout from SAMUEL SMITH'S ( On Special for $4.49 a 1
Pt.2 Fl. Oz 550ml bottle, 5% alcohol by volume, ) , USDA Organic and Soil
Association Organic approved. From the oldest brewery in Yorkshire this is a
great winter, cold-weather beer to warm the soul and excite the senses. It's
also PERFECT for Valentine's Day that is just around the corner.

2) Belgian White from SHOCK-TOP ( On Special for $7.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce
bottles, 5.2% alcohol by volume, St. Louis, MO., www.ShockTopBeer.com for more
info ) will be a PERFECT Belgian-Style Wheat Ale brewed with citrus peels and
coriander ... and today's weather now. SEIZE the moment always.

3) Beers Of Mexico Variety Pack , 3 of Each : TECATE - SOL - DOS EQUIS
Amber & DOS EQUIS Lager Especial : 12 Beers In ALL ( On Special for $12.99 a
12-pack of 12-ounce bottles ) : what a great Mardi Gras special to enjoy with
family and friends! Great colorful packaging and a real treat at a GREAT PRICE
as well.

4) " Conway's Irish Ale from GREAT LAKES Brewing Co. ( On Special for $9.99
a 12-ounce bottle six-pack, 6.5% alcohol by volume, www.greatlakesbrewing.com ,
Cleveland, Ohio ) is the seasonal release for you all. Come check it out and see
what you all think?

LIQUOR & LIQUEUR From Ravi :

LIQUEUR :

1) St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram " Tradition of the West Indies " ( $34.99,
22.5% alcohol by volume, Austria, find recipes at www.alpenz.com ) : " From its
origins 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 ... ".

2) Gran Classico Bitter Tempus Fugit Spirits Liqueur ( $38.99 a 750ml
bottle, 28% alcohol by volume, product of Switzerland ) : " Gran Classico Bitter
is based on the original Italian Bitter of Turin recipe dating from 1862. This
classic aperitif is an infusion of numerous herbs and roots including wormwood,
gentian, bitter orange peel, rhubarb, and other aromatic plants. " NEW &
EXCITING!!

3) Amaro Di S.MARIA Al MONTE Nicola Uignale Amaro Naturale ) $36.99 a liter
bottle, 40% alcohol by volume, from Genova, Italy ) : " ... can be appreciated
neat or in the coffee, in mineral water or on the rocks and also as grog, added
to sugar and hot water ". NEW and EXCITING!

4) Boston Bittahs from BITTERMENS Hand-Crafted since 2007 ( $17.99, 146ml
bottle with an eye-dropper for convenience, 44% Alcohol by Volume,
www.bittermens.com, Brooklyn, New York ) : " A peculiar combination of citrus &
chamomile which we are pleased to call our Boston Bittahs ...   we recommend
adding a dash to libations that you'd rather drink while relaxing outdoors on a
warm summer night ". What about a cold night?!? We have lots of those now. You
may have to add a couple of splashes to enjoy in these cold winter nights
outside? Try some, it's really tasty. Michel and I tried some the other day and
are choosing to bring this one in first. There are others to follow soon.
Inquire about those if you think of it? Cheers and enjoy.

LIQUOR :

1) Port Charlotte Heavy-Peated Islay Single Malt , the heavily peated
BRUICHLADDICH ( $65.99 a bottle, aged 10 Years ) : " new and exciting "!!!  Try
some.

WINE From Michel Dumas and me ( Anthony - Tony - Quinn ):

REDS :

1) BACI DOLCI Sweet Kiss slightly-sparkling Italian red ( $10.99, 6.5%
alcohol by volume ) : I used this in the 1st wine-class this past Saturday that
was a big success. I wanted to have something for Valentine's Day and this
showed beautifully. Just right for some, and way too sweet for others. It's a
balancing act , and it depends on what you are serving as well. GREAT VALUE,
come and taste some. I have some open for you to try. Just ask me today. Cheers.

2) 2009 CASTILLO Del CONDE red wine Semi-Sweet from Spain's Valencia region
( $9.99 a bottle,  12% alcohol by volume ) : I used this, too in our 1st wine
class. It started of a bit more fruity and then more of the plums and prunes and
spices started to blossom. It became drier and rustier, earthier, pithier :
lovelier, really. GREAT VALUE for this price. It was a big hit and we almost
sold-out. It's a regular item and we will order more. Only have 4 bottles in
stock now. Come get some ASAP or call. It's another fun, versatile red with some
fruit and loads of character and personality! Cheers.

3) French Malbec from France's Lot region south of Bordeaux on the Atlantic
coast in the town and region of Cahors.  Cahors used to be called " the black
wines " of France. They used to need a whole lot more time to age , like the
wines of Madiran in that way. They must still make some black wines in Cahors,
but today many of them are much more fruit-forward and not needing as much
cellaring time! $14.99 a bottle, 13% alcohol, from the CHATEAU ST.
DIDIER-PARNAC, 2010 and poured here this past Friday evening by Oscar an owner
of Voila Imports. Cheers.

4) 100% Tinto Rojo from Spain's Ribera Del Duero roble dry red ( $15.99 ,
13.5% alcohol by volume, ) : this 2009 we had open this Friday with Oscar and it
sure was drinking well as long as some food was added. it's an excellent food
wine, one that will be benefit the food as well as be " flashed out " some by
it. Cheers.

5) A dry Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon Blend called " Constable's House ",
a 2010 from BEAUMONT in Walker's Bay ( $19.99, 14.5% alcohol by volume.
www.beaumont.co.za ) is another perfect cold weather dry red blend that needs
the food to flesh it out and make it take flight and dance and sing and perform
magically in your mouth! Cheers. Thanks Sebastian. Thanks, too to both John and
Theresa Morrison that poured it here this past Saturday. Good to have you back!

6)  Series M 2006 dry red South African blend from VILAFONTE ( $34.99, 14%
alcohol by volume, www.vilafonte.com, a blend of 39% Merlot, 15% Malbec, 43%
Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc ) is made as a collaborative effort
between Zelma Long and Mike Ratcliffe. I last saw Mike last year at the wine
owner/maker trade show with Lisa Giufre. Lisa has come since with a wine owner.
Thanks Lisa. It was great to see you and to see Mike again! This Series M 2006
is showing beautifully now. It just needed time to arrive to this point in it's
development. Cheers.

WHITE :

1) Marlborough Dry Riesling New Zealand Wine 2008 from COOPERS CREEK ( On
Special for $8.99 , 13% alcohol by volume , www.hendrypremiumimports.com ) :
this wine is showing wonderfully, dry and complex and with so much body and
individual character. WOW!!! Get some while you still can. I used it for last
Saturday's wine class and it showed really well.

2) Chardonnay 2010 Hunter Valley, Australian from the HOPE Estate ( $13.99
a bottle, 13% alcohol by volume, www.hopeestate.com.au ), made by Michael Hope
that comes here on his visits to say " G'Day! ". It's flavorful, dry and complex
and a better food wine. Great for this winter. ALSO : I have 2 bottles left in
the color PINK for Breast-Cancer Awareness and the CURE at the same price. Come
and get them while you still can. Delicious dry white Chardonnay with just
enough of everything to keep everybody talking! Cheers Mike!

3) " The Furts " Gewurztraminer 2010 from Les Vignerons Reunis de
Klentzheim Kaysersberg Haut-Rhine, France ( $19.99, 12.5% alcohol by volume ) is
UTTERLY delicious and AMAZING : so thick and rich and creamy and smooth and
delightful and a real treat for this colder weather, with or without a meal. I
used it for our 1st wine-class this past Saturday and everyone loved it. Come
get some while you still can Great label, too and artwork by artist Dan Steffan.
I've still got some here for you to taste. Ask me later today and I will pour
you some. Cheers.

JUST IN : JUST SPOKE to our local Siema Wine-Rep and of his wine company
called VINO 50 :

1) 2010 Montepulciano from the DUCHMAN Family Winery ( $26.99, 13.9%
alcohol, from Driftwood, Texas ) : Michel and I really liked this hearty and
robust and dry medium-bodied red that we tasted and bought four or so months ago
and have ordered since. It will be in the Washington Post and we are getting
some more tomorrow as we only have loose bottles now. Come buy one tonight and
try it before everyone else : really impressive! Cheers. Oops, Dave is writing
about the Dolcetto I just learned, and that will be here tomorrow. We will sell
the wine On Special for $19.99 a bottle, regularly $21.99. Come get some before
it all sells-out! Cheers.

WINE-CLASSES : This Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 from 11:30AM-1PM. $10 for 6
wines. The theme this week will be dry and flavorful reds, roses and whites -
two of each. Join us. Call : 202-363-4265 to reserve. I will be taking credit
cards from now on as three people did not show or call me last week and I cannot
run a wine-tasting class like that. If you cannot come, send someone in your
place. We will charge everyone unless we hear by Friday night that they cannot
come. I need six people here to hold each class : I'd like 8-10 people as a
rule. Cheers. CALL! 202-363-4265.


Cleveland Park Wine Cleveland Park Beer, Liquor & Wine
Featuring a wide, international selection of fine wines, micro-brews and spirits

Time To TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF more of all that we offer HERE, CONSTANTLY
CHANGING, ALWAYS TIMELY & WITH  A GREAT VALUE-TASTE RATIO WHERE YOU
GAIN-SAVE-DISCOVER & FIND FULL JOY & EXPRESSION !

BEAUTIFUL DRIVE this morning, window down, wind-swept hair, thoughts,
dreams, emotions, energy-flows, you name it?!? It was so nice to gather my
thoughts as I drove to work and felt the cold air and to admire the baby blue
sky that seemed like someone had stirred all the white clouds evenly through
it's surface. On Rock Creek parkway I saw two helicopters overhead and it made
me wonder what dignitary was driving along by me or past me : U saw nothing to
warrant two helicopters? But what do I know? I liked it anyway, it was fun to
see as you never know what will cross your path here in our dynamic city?!?

THE SAME IS TRUE when I get to Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits : I never
know exactly what the day will bring and that's a real part of the excitement
and the rush and the flow of the day and what always keeps me humble and on my
tip-toes. This is all a good thing. I keep my smile dusted off and close to me
and ready to display whenever the occasion or moment merits it. Ved just said "
Beautiful day this morning ". I could not agree more with him.

SO, COME SEE US, you never know what you will be walking into and that can
be entertaining, educational, profitable, amusing, stimulating, sudden,
surprising, welcoming ... like an epiphany : something that really gets you
going in a positive way. That's what we strive for here : welcome you, make you
feel comfortable, and share what we have at our disposal at any moment. Mostly
we want to include you in things that we are exposed to and aware of and
including here on both a day as well as a weekly basis. It's changing all the
time. One of our customers this past week just told me how much he likes this :
we take full advantage of what is available at the moment to us and pass on the
savings and the items to you while they last. True, so true.

THIS PAST WEEK we received an incredible shipment of mostly Bordeaux French
wines and reds from Argentina to share with you : ALL bought at great values
where we saved and share the savings with you. Dan brought the owner Philippe
Riviere of Maison RIVIERE here again to taste with us a week or so ago. It was
an eye-opening wine-tasting. ALL the wines I tasted were really fine and two
stood out for me for price and the fact that you could enjoy them NOW,
especially the 2009 dry red Graves :
1) CHATEAU De CALLAC Graves 2009 dry red Bordeaux ( $21.99, 13% alcohol by
volume, ) : the wine is balanced and fruit-forward, and really showing well
now.
2) CHATEAU Du GAZIN 2010 Canon Fronsac ( $19.99, 14% alcohol by volume, )
is also showing quite well now though a bit more firm and tight and with more
angularity and tannins that are sharper. BOTH are from great years in Bordeaux.
BOTH are less-expensive than usual, and BOTH are highly recommended. When you
drink them you will feel like you are in Bordeaux at one of the vineyards or in
the countryside enjoying some fine red wine, jambon, frommage, baguettes et
l'eaux mineral, avec des macarons ou une tarte aux citron plus tard ... merci
Philippe pour ta visite. C'est bien d'avoir tes vins ici qui se vendents
tellement bien chez nous.
WE HAVE MORE here and I will let you come by and check them out as well. I
will include them in a future email. I have so many wines to write about now and
so you will have to come and discover the CHEVAL BRUN 2009 Grand Cru
Saint-Emilion, On Sale for $29.99 ; Saint Julien CHATEAU LALANDE 2009, $40.99 ;
and the Lussac Saint-Emilion CHATEAU HAUT PIQUOT 2009, $23.99 ; and more ...

WE HAVE From Argentina :
1) Winemaker's Selection Blend 20190 ( 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40%
Merlot, 10% Malbec and 10% Pinot Noir ) from owner Lucas Nemesio of NEMESIO
wines of Patagonia, Argentina is a favorite of our customers : $9.99 a bottle,
14% alcohol by volume.
2) Proprietor's Reserve 2007 dry red Blend ( 60% Malbec and 40% Cabernet
Sauvignon, 14.5% alcohol by volume, www.bodeganqn.com.ar , $19.99 , is another
really fine wine effort from Lucas. He makes such balanced and distinct wines
that really complement many a meal.

THE LOIRE VALLEY makes some fine dry white 100% Sauvignon Blanc called
POUILLY-FUME from the small town of Pouilly-Sur-Loire, France :

1) 2011 " Les Champs Aux Moines " Pouilly-Fume from Domaine PABIOT (
$18.99, 12.5% alcohol by volume, viticulteur a Nieve, France - the grower ) is
clean, crisp, fresh. lively, GREAT MINERAL and fine acidity : a treat to enjoy a
glass before settling nicely into a meal that could include some goat's cheese,
some salad and vinaigrette, some shellfish, fresh water fish, sardines ... even
some milder          . It's a beauty and a great price. You should all try some.
Very much like a Sancerre except it has it's own distinct style. RE-DISCOVER the
100% Sauvignon Blancs of POUILLY-FUME. They were equally well-known in the
eighties and for some reason have fallen off our radar screens. Too bad, time to
give them their due once again. This is a great start at a GREAT PRICE.

BUT HEY, this email is also about GREAT ALE & BEER DISCOVERIES from Santos
:

1) Organic Chocolate Stout from SAMUEL SMITH'S ( On Special for $4.49 a 1
Pt.2 Fl. Oz 550ml bottle, 5% alcohol by volume, ) , USDA Organic and Soil
Association Organic approved. From the oldest brewery in Yorkshire this is a
great winter, cold-weather beer to warm the soul and excite the senses. It's
also PERFECT for Valentine's Day that is just around the corner.

2) Belgian White from SHOCK-TOP ( On Special for $7.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce
bottles, 5.2% alcohol by volume, St. Louis, MO., www.ShockTopBeer.com for more
info ) will be a PERFECT Belgian-Style Wheat Ale brewed with citrus peels and
coriander ... and today's weather now. SEIZE the moment always.

3) Beers Of Mexico Variety Pack , 3 of Each : TECATE - SOL - DOS EQUIS
Amber & DOS EQUIS Lager Especial : 12 Beers In ALL ( On Special for $12.99 a
12-pack of 12-ounce bottles ) : what a great Mardi Gras special to enjoy with
family and friends! Great colorful packaging and a real treat at a GREAT PRICE
as well.

4) " Conway's Irish Ale from GREAT LAKES Brewing Co. ( On Special for $9.99
a 12-ounce bottle six-pack, 6.5% alcohol by volume, www.greatlakesbrewing.com ,
Cleveland, Ohio ) is the seasonal release for you all. Come check it out and see
what you all think?

LIQUOR & LIQUEUR From Ravi :

LIQUEUR :

1) St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram " Tradition of the West Indies " ( $34.99,
22.5% alcohol by volume, Austria, find recipes at www.alpenz.com ) : " From its
origins 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 ... ".

2) Gran Classico Bitter Tempus Fugit Spirits Liqueur ( $38.99 a 750ml
bottle, 28% alcohol by volume, product of Switzerland ) : " Gran Classico Bitter
is based on the original Italian Bitter of Turin recipe dating from 1862. This
classic aperitif is an infusion of numerous herbs and roots including wormwood,
gentian, bitter orange peel, rhubarb, and other aromatic plants. " NEW &
EXCITING!!

3) Amaro Di S.MARIA Al MONTE Nicola Uignale Amaro Naturale ) $36.99 a liter
bottle, 40% alcohol by volume, from Genova, Italy ) : " ... can be appreciated
neat or in the coffee, in mineral water or on the rocks and also as grog, added
to sugar and hot water ". NEW and EXCITING!

4) Boston Bittahs from BITTERMENS Hand-Crafted since 2007 ( $17.99, 146ml
bottle with an eye-dropper for convenience, 44% Alcohol by Volume,
www.bittermens.com, Brooklyn, New York ) : " A peculiar combination of citrus &
chamomile which we are pleased to call our Boston Bittahs ...   we recommend
adding a dash to libations that you'd rather drink while relaxing outdoors on a
warm summer night ". What about a cold night?!? We have lots of those now. You
may have to add a couple of splashes to enjoy in these cold winter nights
outside? Try some, it's really tasty. Michel and I tried some the other day and
are choosing to bring this one in first. There are others to follow soon.
Inquire about those if you think of it? Cheers and enjoy.

LIQUOR :

1) Port Charlotte Heavy-Peated Islay Single Malt , the heavily peated
BRUICHLADDICH ( $65.99 a bottle, aged 10 Years ) : " new and exciting "!!!  Try
some.

WINE From Michel Dumas and me ( Anthony - Tony - Quinn ):

REDS :

1) BACI DOLCI Sweet Kiss slightly-sparkling Italian red ( $10.99, 6.5%
alcohol by volume ) : I used this in the 1st wine-class this past Saturday that
was a big success. I wanted to have something for Valentine's Day and this
showed beautifully. Just right for some, and way too sweet for others. It's a
balancing act , and it depends on what you are serving as well. GREAT VALUE,
come and taste some. I have some open for you to try. Just ask me today. Cheers.

2) 2009 CASTILLO Del CONDE red wine Semi-Sweet from Spain's Valencia region
( $9.99 a bottle,  12% alcohol by volume ) : I used this, too in our 1st wine
class. It started of a bit more fruity and then more of the plums and prunes and
spices started to blossom. It became drier and rustier, earthier, pithier :
lovelier, really. GREAT VALUE for this price. It was a big hit and we almost
sold-out. It's a regular item and we will order more. Only have 4 bottles in
stock now. Come get some ASAP or call. It's another fun, versatile red with some
fruit and loads of character and personality! Cheers.

3) French Malbec from France's Lot region south of Bordeaux on the Atlantic
coast in the town and region of Cahors.  Cahors used to be called " the black
wines " of France. They used to need a whole lot more time to age , like the
wines of Madiran in that way. They must still make some black wines in Cahors,
but today many of them are much more fruit-forward and not needing as much
cellaring time! $14.99 a bottle, 13% alcohol, from the CHATEAU ST.
DIDIER-PARNAC, 2010 and poured here this past Friday evening by Oscar an owner
of Voila Imports. Cheers.

4) 100% Tinto Rojo from Spain's Ribera Del Duero roble dry red ( $15.99 ,
13.5% alcohol by volume, ) : this 2009 we had open this Friday with Oscar and it
sure was drinking well as long as some food was added. it's an excellent food
wine, one that will be benefit the food as well as be " flashed out " some by
it. Cheers.

5) A dry Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon Blend called " Constable's House ",
a 2010 from BEAUMONT in Walker's Bay ( $19.99, 14.5% alcohol by volume.
www.beaumont.co.za ) is another perfect cold weather dry red blend that needs
the food to flesh it out and make it take flight and dance and sing and perform
magically in your mouth! Cheers. Thanks Sebastian. Thanks, too to both John and
Theresa Morrison that poured it here this past Saturday. Good to have you back!

6)  Series M 2006 dry red South African blend from VILAFONTE ( $34.99, 14%
alcohol by volume, www.vilafonte.com, a blend of 39% Merlot, 15% Malbec, 43%
Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc ) is made as a collaborative effort
between Zelma Long and Mike Ratcliffe. I last saw Mike last year at the wine
owner/maker trade show with Lisa Giufre. Lisa has come since with a wine owner.
Thanks Lisa. It was great to see you and to see Mike again! This Series M 2006
is showing beautifully now. It just needed time to arrive to this point in it's
development. Cheers.

WHITE :

1) Marlborough Dry Riesling New Zealand Wine 2008 from COOPERS CREEK ( On
Special for $8.99 , 13% alcohol by volume , www.hendrypremiumimports.com ) :
this wine is showing wonderfully, dry and complex and with so much body and
individual character. WOW!!! Get some while you still can. I used it for last
Saturday's wine class and it showed really well.

2) Chardonnay 2010 Hunter Valley, Australian from the HOPE Estate ( $13.99
a bottle, 13% alcohol by volume, www.hopeestate.com.au ), made by Michael Hope
that comes here on his visits to say " G'Day! ". It's flavorful, dry and complex
and a better food wine. Great for this winter. ALSO : I have 2 bottles left in
the color PINK for Breast-Cancer Awareness and the CURE at the same price. Come
and get them while you still can. Delicious dry white Chardonnay with just
enough of everything to keep everybody talking! Cheers Mike!

3) " The Furts " Gewurztraminer 2010 from Les Vignerons Reunis de
Klentzheim Kaysersberg Haut-Rhine, France ( $19.99, 12.5% alcohol by volume ) is
UTTERLY delicious and AMAZING : so thick and rich and creamy and smooth and
delightful and a real treat for this colder weather, with or without a meal. I
used it for our 1st wine-class this past Saturday and everyone loved it. Come
get some while you still can Great label, too and artwork by artist Dan Steffan.
I've still got some here for you to taste. Ask me later today and I will pour
you some. Cheers.

JUST IN : JUST SPOKE to our local Siema Wine-Rep and of his wine company
called VINO 50 :

1) 2010 Montepulciano from the DUCHMAN Family Winery ( $26.99, 13.9%
alcohol, from Driftwood, Texas ) : Michel and I really liked this hearty and
robust and dry medium-bodied red that we tasted and bought four or so months ago
and have ordered since. It will be in the Washington Post and we are getting
some more tomorrow as we only have loose bottles now. Come buy one tonight and
try it before everyone else : really impressive! Cheers. Oops, Dave is writing
about the Dolcetto I just learned, and that will be here tomorrow. We will sell
the wine On Special for $19.99 a bottle, regularly $21.99. Come get some before
it all sells-out! Cheers.

WINE-CLASSES : This Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 from 11:30AM-1PM. $10 for 6
wines. The theme this week will be dry and flavorful reds, roses and whites -
two of each. Join us. Call : 202-363-4265 to reserve. I will be taking credit
cards from now on as three people did not show or call me last week and I cannot
run a wine-tasting class like that. If you cannot come, send someone in your
place. We will charge everyone unless we hear by Friday night that they cannot
come. I need six people here to hold each class : I'd like 8-10 people as a
rule. Cheers. CALL! 202-363-4265.

WEDNESDAY WEEKLY 3-Part  Still-Wine SALE : ALL day long. Call if you cannot
come : 202-363-4265.
1) BUY any still-non-sparkling wine at $20 or more and SAVE 20% OFF the
marked sticker price.
2) BUY any 6 or more still-non-sparkling wines at any price and SAVE 15%
OFF the marked sticker prices.
3) BUY ANY 12 or more still-non-sparkling wines and SAVE 20% OFF the marked
sticker prices, whether or SALE or not. Included are port, sherry, madeira,
marsala, sake, box wines, all sizes of wines.

WEEKLY EVENTS & SPECIALS & TASTINGS:

WEDNESDAY, January 30th, 2013 (  ALL DAY still 3-Part Wine SALE ) : Read
above. Call if you cannot come.

THURSDAY, January 31st, 2013 ( 5-8PM ) : Brent from the CURIOUS TRAVELER
Brewery will be here to taste the Shandy beer with you all. Join us, NEVER any
charge. This is a collaborative effort between SAM ADAMS and MAGIC HAT.

FRIDAY, February 1st, 2013 ( 5-8PM ) : Oscar Losama of Voila Imports will
be here to taste a selection of his excellent French country wines. JOIN US,
NEVER any charge.
SANTOS has set up a NEW BELGIUM Beer-Ale Tasting with our local rep, John
Gartner, www.newbelgium.com. Cheers.

SATURDAY, February 2nd, 2013 ( 2-6PM ) : Chuck of Robin Cellars will be
here to taste some of his company's excellent wine selections still to be
decided tomorrow! Call if you want to know what we decide. Cheers. JOIN us,
everyone always welcome.  NEVER any charge ...

CHEERS, THANKS AGAIN, we appreciate all you support of us in these
difficult times and we hope you know that we also have your back! Come by and
see us.


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Time To TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF more of all that we offer HERE, CONSTANTLY
CHANGING, ALWAYS TIMELY & WITH  A GREAT VALUE-TASTE RATIO WHERE YOU
GAIN-SAVE-DISCOVER & FIND FULL JOY & EXPRESSION !

BEAUTIFUL DRIVE this morning, window down, wind-swept hair, thoughts,
dreams, emotions, energy-flows, you name it?!? It was so nice to gather my
thoughts as I drove to work and felt the cold air and to admire the baby blue
sky that seemed like someone had stirred all the white clouds evenly through
it's surface. On Rock Creek parkway I saw two helicopters overhead and it made
me wonder what dignitary was driving along by me or past me : U saw nothing to
warrant two helicopters? But what do I know? I liked it anyway, it was fun to
see as you never know what will cross your path here in our dynamic city?!?

THE SAME IS TRUE when I get to Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits : I never
know exactly what the day will bring and that's a real part of the excitement
and the rush and the flow of the day and what always keeps me humble and on my
tip-toes. This is all a good thing. I keep my smile dusted off and close to me
and ready to display whenever the occasion or moment merits it. Ved just said "
Beautiful day this morning ". I could not agree more with him.

SO, COME SEE US, you never know what you will be walking into and that can
be entertaining, educational, profitable, amusing, stimulating, sudden,
surprising, welcoming ... like an epiphany : something that really gets you
going in a positive way. That's what we strive for here : welcome you, make you
feel comfortable, and share what we have at our disposal at any moment. Mostly
we want to include you in things that we are exposed to and aware of and
including here on both a day as well as a weekly basis. It's changing all the
time. One of our customers this past week just told me how much he likes this :
we take full advantage of what is available at the moment to us and pass on the
savings and the items to you while they last. True, so true.

THIS PAST WEEK we received an incredible shipment of mostly Bordeaux French
wines and reds from Argentina to share with you : ALL bought at great values
where we saved and share the savings with you. Dan brought the owner Philippe
Riviere of Maison RIVIERE here again to taste with us a week or so ago. It was
an eye-opening wine-tasting. ALL the wines I tasted were really fine and two
stood out for me for price and the fact that you could enjoy them NOW,
especially the 2009 dry red Graves :
1) CHATEAU De CALLAC Graves 2009 dry red Bordeaux ( $21.99, 13% alcohol by
volume, ) : the wine is balanced and fruit-forward, and really showing well
now.
2) CHATEAU Du GAZIN 2010 Canon Fronsac ( $19.99, 14% alcohol by volume, )
is also showing quite well now though a bit more firm and tight and with more
angularity and tannins that are sharper. BOTH are from great years in Bordeaux.
BOTH are less-expensive than usual, and BOTH are highly recommended. When you
drink them you will feel like you are in Bordeaux at one of the vineyards or in
the countryside enjoying some fine red wine, jambon, frommage, baguettes et
l'eaux mineral, avec des macarons ou une tarte aux citron plus tard ... merci
Philippe pour ta visite. C'est bien d'avoir tes vins ici qui se vendents
tellement bien chez nous.
WE HAVE MORE here and I will let you come by and check them out as well. I
will include them in a future email. I have so many wines to write about now and
so you will have to come and discover the CHEVAL BRUN 2009 Grand Cru
Saint-Emilion, On Sale for $29.99 ; Saint Julien CHATEAU LALANDE 2009, $40.99 ;
and the Lussac Saint-Emilion CHATEAU HAUT PIQUOT 2009, $23.99 ; and more ...

WE HAVE From Argentina :
1) Winemaker's Selection Blend 20190 ( 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40%
Merlot, 10% Malbec and 10% Pinot Noir ) from owner Lucas Nemesio of NEMESIO
wines of Patagonia, Argentina is a favorite of our customers : $9.99 a bottle,
14% alcohol by volume.
2) Proprietor's Reserve 2007 dry red Blend ( 60% Malbec and 40% Cabernet
Sauvignon, 14.5% alcohol by volume, www.bodeganqn.com.ar , $19.99 , is another
really fine wine effort from Lucas. He makes such balanced and distinct wines
that really complement many a meal.

THE LOIRE VALLEY makes some fine dry white 100% Sauvignon Blanc called
POUILLY-FUME from the small town of Pouilly-Sur-Loire, France :

1) 2011 " Les Champs Aux Moines " Pouilly-Fume from Domaine PABIOT (
$18.99, 12.5% alcohol by volume, viticulteur a Nieve, France - the grower ) is
clean, crisp, fresh. lively, GREAT MINERAL and fine acidity : a treat to enjoy a
glass before settling nicely into a meal that could include some goat's cheese,
some salad and vinaigrette, some shellfish, fresh water fish, sardines ... even
some milder          . It's a beauty and a great price. You should all try some.
Very much like a Sancerre except it has it's own distinct style. RE-DISCOVER the
100% Sauvignon Blancs of POUILLY-FUME. They were equally well-known in the
eighties and for some reason have fallen off our radar screens. Too bad, time to
give them their due once again. This is a great start at a GREAT PRICE.

BUT HEY, this email is also about GREAT ALE & BEER DISCOVERIES from Santos
:

1) Organic Chocolate Stout from SAMUEL SMITH'S ( On Special for $4.49 a 1
Pt.2 Fl. Oz 550ml bottle, 5% alcohol by volume, ) , USDA Organic and Soil
Association Organic approved. From the oldest brewery in Yorkshire this is a
great winter, cold-weather beer to warm the soul and excite the senses. It's
also PERFECT for Valentine's Day that is just around the corner.

2) Belgian White from SHOCK-TOP ( On Special for $7.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce
bottles, 5.2% alcohol by volume, St. Louis, MO., www.ShockTopBeer.com for more
info ) will be a PERFECT Belgian-Style Wheat Ale brewed with citrus peels and
coriander ... and today's weather now. SEIZE the moment always.

3) Beers Of Mexico Variety Pack , 3 of Each : TECATE - SOL - DOS EQUIS
Amber & DOS EQUIS Lager Especial : 12 Beers In ALL ( On Special for $12.99 a
12-pack of 12-ounce bottles ) : what a great Mardi Gras special to enjoy with
family and friends! Great colorful packaging and a real treat at a GREAT PRICE
as well.

4) " Conway's Irish Ale from GREAT LAKES Brewing Co. ( On Special for $9.99
a 12-ounce bottle six-pack, 6.5% alcohol by volume, www.greatlakesbrewing.com ,
Cleveland, Ohio ) is the seasonal release for you all. Come check it out and see
what you all think?

LIQUOR & LIQUEUR From Ravi :

LIQUEUR :

1) St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram " Tradition of the West Indies " ( $34.99,
22.5% alcohol by volume, Austria, find recipes at www.alpenz.com ) : " From its
origins 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 ... ".

2) Gran Classico Bitter Tempus Fugit Spirits Liqueur ( $38.99 a 750ml
bottle, 28% alcohol by volume, product of Switzerland ) : " Gran Classico Bitter
is based on the original Italian Bitter of Turin recipe dating from 1862. This
classic aperitif is an infusion of numerous herbs and roots including wormwood,
gentian, bitter orange peel, rhubarb, and other aromatic plants. " NEW &
EXCITING!!

3) Amaro Di S.MARIA Al MONTE Nicola Uignale Amaro Naturale ) $36.99 a liter
bottle, 40% alcohol by volume, from Genova, Italy ) : " ... can be appreciated
neat or in the coffee, in mineral water or on the rocks and also as grog, added
to sugar and hot water ". NEW and EXCITING!

4) Boston Bittahs from BITTERMENS Hand-Crafted since 2007 ( $17.99, 146ml
bottle with an eye-dropper for convenience, 44% Alcohol by Volume,
www.bittermens.com, Brooklyn, New York ) : " A peculiar combination of citrus &
chamomile which we are pleased to call our Boston Bittahs ...   we recommend
adding a dash to libations that you'd rather drink while relaxing outdoors on a
warm summer night ". What about a cold night?!? We have lots of those now. You
may have to add a couple of splashes to enjoy in these cold winter nights
outside? Try some, it's really tasty. Michel and I tried some the other day and
are choosing to bring this one in first. There are others to follow soon.
Inquire about those if you think of it? Cheers and enjoy.

LIQUOR :

1) Port Charlotte Heavy-Peated Islay Single Malt , the heavily peated
BRUICHLADDICH ( $65.99 a bottle, aged 10 Years ) : " new and exciting "!!!  Try
some.

WINE From Michel Dumas and me ( Anthony - Tony - Quinn ):

REDS :

1) BACI DOLCI Sweet Kiss slightly-sparkling Italian red ( $10.99, 6.5%
alcohol by volume ) : I used this in the 1st wine-class this past Saturday that
was a big success. I wanted to have something for Valentine's Day and this
showed beautifully. Just right for some, and way too sweet for others. It's a
balancing act , and it depends on what you are serving as well. GREAT VALUE,
come and taste some. I have some open for you to try. Just ask me today. Cheers.

2) 2009 CASTILLO Del CONDE red wine Semi-Sweet from Spain's Valencia region
( $9.99 a bottle,  12% alcohol by volume ) : I used this, too in our 1st wine
class. It started of a bit more fruity and then more of the plums and prunes and
spices started to blossom. It became drier and rustier, earthier, pithier :
lovelier, really. GREAT VALUE for this price. It was a big hit and we almost
sold-out. It's a regular item and we will order more. Only have 4 bottles in
stock now. Come get some ASAP or call. It's another fun, versatile red with some
fruit and loads of character and personality! Cheers.

3) French Malbec from France's Lot region south of Bordeaux on the Atlantic
coast in the town and region of Cahors.  Cahors used to be called " the black
wines " of France. They used to need a whole lot more time to age , like the
wines of Madiran in that way. They must still make some black wines in Cahors,
but today many of them are much more fruit-forward and not needing as much
cellaring time! $14.99 a bottle, 13% alcohol, from the CHATEAU ST.
DIDIER-PARNAC, 2010 and poured here this past Friday evening by Oscar an owner
of Voila Imports. Cheers.

4) 100% Tinto Rojo from Spain's Ribera Del Duero roble dry red ( $15.99 ,
13.5% alcohol by volume, ) : this 2009 we had open this Friday with Oscar and it
sure was drinking well as long as some food was added. it's an excellent food
wine, one that will be benefit the food as well as be " flashed out " some by
it. Cheers.

5) A dry Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon Blend called " Constable's House ",
a 2010 from BEAUMONT in Walker's Bay ( $19.99, 14.5% alcohol by volume.
www.beaumont.co.za ) is another perfect cold weather dry red blend that needs
the food to flesh it out and make it take flight and dance and sing and perform
magically in your mouth! Cheers. Thanks Sebastian. Thanks, too to both John and
Theresa Morrison that poured it here this past Saturday. Good to have you back!

6)  Series M 2006 dry red South African blend from VILAFONTE ( $34.99, 14%
alcohol by volume, www.vilafonte.com, a blend of 39% Merlot, 15% Malbec, 43%
Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc ) is made as a collaborative effort
between Zelma Long and Mike Ratcliffe. I last saw Mike last year at the wine
owner/maker trade show with Lisa Giufre. Lisa has come since with a wine owner.
Thanks Lisa. It was great to see you and to see Mike again! This Series M 2006
is showing beautifully now. It just needed time to arrive to this point in it's
development. Cheers.

WHITE :

1) Marlborough Dry Riesling New Zealand Wine 2008 from COOPERS CREEK ( On
Special for $8.99 , 13% alcohol by volume , www.hendrypremiumimports.com ) :
this wine is showing wonderfully, dry and complex and with so much body and
individual character. WOW!!! Get some while you still can. I used it for last
Saturday's wine class and it showed really well.

2) Chardonnay 2010 Hunter Valley, Australian from the HOPE Estate ( $13.99
a bottle, 13% alcohol by volume, www.hopeestate.com.au ), made by Michael Hope
that comes here on his visits to say " G'Day! ". It's flavorful, dry and complex
and a better food wine. Great for this winter. ALSO : I have 2 bottles left in
the color PINK for Breast-Cancer Awareness and the CURE at the same price. Come
and get them while you still can. Delicious dry white Chardonnay with just
enough of everything to keep everybody talking! Cheers Mike!

3) " The Furts " Gewurztraminer 2010 from Les Vignerons Reunis de
Klentzheim Kaysersberg Haut-Rhine, France ( $19.99, 12.5% alcohol by volume ) is
UTTERLY delicious and AMAZING : so thick and rich and creamy and smooth and
delightful and a real treat for this colder weather, with or without a meal. I
used it for our 1st wine-class this past Saturday and everyone loved it. Come
get some while you still can Great label, too and artwork by artist Dan Steffan.
I've still got some here for you to taste. Ask me later today and I will pour
you some. Cheers.

JUST IN : JUST SPOKE to our local Siema Wine-Rep and of his wine company
called VINO 50 :

1) 2010 Montepulciano from the DUCHMAN Family Winery ( $26.99, 13.9%
alcohol, from Driftwood, Texas ) : Michel and I really liked this hearty and
robust and dry medium-bodied red that we tasted and bought four or so months ago
and have ordered since. It will be in the Washington Post and we are getting
some more tomorrow as we only have loose bottles now. Come buy one tonight and
try it before everyone else : really impressive! Cheers. Oops, Dave is writing
about the Dolcetto I just learned, and that will be here tomorrow. We will sell
the wine On Special for $19.99 a bottle, regularly $21.99. Come get some before
it all sells-out! Cheers.

WINE-CLASSES : This Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 from 11:30AM-1PM. $10 for 6
wines. The theme this week will be dry and flavorful reds, roses and whites -
two of each. Join us. Call : 202-363-4265 to reserve. I will be taking credit
cards from now on as three people did not show or call me last week and I cannot
run a wine-tasting class like that. If you cannot come, send someone in your
place. We will charge everyone unless we hear by Friday night that they cannot
come. I need six people here to hold each class : I'd like 8-10 people as a
rule. Cheers. CALL! 202-363-4265.

WEDNESDAY WEEKLY 3-Part  Still-Wine SALE : ALL day long. Call if you cannot
come : 202-363-4265.
1) BUY any still-non-sparkling wine at $20 or more and SAVE 20% OFF the
marked sticker price.
2) BUY any 6 or more still-non-sparkling wines at any price and SAVE 15%
OFF the marked sticker prices.
3) BUY ANY 12 or more still-non-sparkling wines and SAVE 20% OFF the marked
sticker prices, whether or SALE or not. Included are port, sherry, madeira,
marsala, sake, box wines, all sizes of wines.

WEEKLY EVENTS & SPECIALS & TASTINGS:

WEDNESDAY, January 30th, 2013 (  ALL DAY still 3-Part Wine SALE ) : Read
above. Call if you cannot come.

THURSDAY, January 31st, 2013 ( 5-8PM ) : Brent from the CURIOUS TRAVELER
Brewery will be here to taste the Shandy beer with you all. Join us, NEVER any
charge. This is a collaborative effort between SAM ADAMS and MAGIC HAT.

FRIDAY, February 1st, 2013 ( 5-8PM ) : Oscar Losama of Voila Imports will
be here to taste a selection of his excellent French country wines. JOIN US,
NEVER any charge.
SANTOS has set up a NEW BELGIUM Beer-Ale Tasting with our local rep, John
Gartner, www.newbelgium.com. Cheers.

SATURDAY, February 2nd, 2013 ( 2-6PM ) : Chuck of Robin Cellars will be
here to taste some of his company's excellent wine selections still to be
decided tomorrow! Call if you want to know what we decide. Cheers. JOIN us,
everyone always welcome.  NEVER any charge ...

CHEERS, THANKS AGAIN, we appreciate all you support of us in these
difficult times and we hope you know that we also have your back! Come by and
see us.

NOTE : Go see our local artist ANDREA WAY in her 30-year retrospective of
her ink and colored pencil on paper art work that spans 1982-2012 from local
private homes and art galleries. It's impressive. I saw her at her opening this
past Saturday and loved what I saw. Go to our Facebook page to see some pictures
of Andrea and her work. She loves wine. She will also speak about her work on
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 in the afternoon at the Art Center of American
University. Cheers.

HAPPY MARDI GRAS early ... we have things for you.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 early. We have
plenty for you all. BE PROACTIVE : get organized now ... early ...     TONY

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING,  thanks for including us in your lives...    TONY


NOTE : Go see our local artist ANDREA WAY in her 30-year retrospective of
her ink and colored pencil on paper art work that spans 1982-2012 from local
private homes and art galleries. It's impressive. I saw her at her opening this
past Saturday and loved what I saw. Go to our Facebook page to see some pictures
of Andrea and her work. She loves wine. She will also speak about her work on
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 in the afternoon at the Art Center of American
University. Cheers.

HAPPY MARDI GRAS early ... we have things for you.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 early. We have
plenty for you all. BE PROACTIVE : get organized now ... early ...     TONY

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING,  thanks for including us in your lives...    TONY

WEEKLY EVENTS & SPECIALS & TASTINGS:

WEDNESDAY, January 30th, 2013 (  ALL DAY still 3-Part Wine SALE ) : Read
above. Call if you cannot come.

THURSDAY, January 31st, 2013 ( 5-8PM ) : Brent from the CURIOUS TRAVELER
Brewery will be here to taste the Shandy beer with you all. Join us, NEVER any
charge. This is a collaborative effort between SAM ADAMS and MAGIC HAT.

FRIDAY, February 1st, 2013 ( 5-8PM ) : Oscar Losama of Voila Imports will
be here to taste a selection of his excellent French country wines. JOIN US,
NEVER any charge.
SANTOS has set up a NEW BELGIUM Beer-Ale Tasting with our local rep, John
Gartner, www.newbelgium.com. Cheers.

SATURDAY, February 2nd, 2013 ( 2-6PM ) : Chuck of Robin Cellars will be
here to taste some of his company's excellent wine selections still to be
decided tomorrow! Call if you want to know what we decide. Cheers. JOIN us,
everyone always welcome.  NEVER any charge ...

CHEERS, THANKS AGAIN, we appreciate all you support of us in these
difficult times and we hope you know that we also have your back! Come by and
see us.

NOTE : Go see our local artist ANDREA WAY in her 30-year retrospective of
her ink and colored pencil on paper art work that spans 1982-2012 from local
private homes and art galleries. It's impressive. I saw her at her opening this
past Saturday and loved what I saw. Go to our Facebook page to see some pictures
of Andrea and her work. She loves wine. She will also speak about her work on
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 in the afternoon at the Art Center of American
University. Cheers.

HAPPY MARDI GRAS early ... we have things for you.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 early. We have
plenty for you all. BE PROACTIVE : get organized now ... early ...     TONY

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING,  thanks for including us in your lives...    TONY

Monday, January 26, 2015

Thanks To Elyse Kudo I Meet And Dine And Talk To Winemaker, Ted Edwards, Making Fine Wines And Many FABulous Cabernet Sauvignon , For 35 Years At Freemark Abbey Winer In Napa Valley, Califoria




Anthony Quinn and Ted Edwards winemaker of Freemark Abbey tonight at ted's wine dinner in bethesda, Maryland at Black 's Bar and Kitchen servibg the Chardonnay, the Viognier, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon,and the Sycaymore Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignons Rutherford , Napa Valley  1999 and 2095 : superb with the food prepared by chef Dane tonight and served to us by Alicia, Joey, Halina... grand time,oved it, must have seventy-five pictures or more!







Ted Edwards the winemaker at Freemark Abbey Winey/ Vineyard for 35 years hosted a winemaker dinner at Black's Bar and Kitchen in Bethesda uesday night, tonight, 1/20/2015 and served and some of his Chardonnay, Viognier, difficult vintage of 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, his sublime 1999 Sycamore Cabernet Sauvignon and hid bigger, grippier 2005 Sycamoreymore Cab. Sauv. I loved the tar, leather expression of his 1999 Sycamore Cab Sauv, it rocked my boat tonight. cheers and thanks Elyse Kudo for inviting me, i loved talking with Ted Edwards, what a grand treat that has been tonight, loved it!



More to follow as I can add it here, cheers, thanks again Elyse, Ted, Dane, Tim, Liz , and all those involved to make it what it was : special and superb, it takes a village!




Anthony Quinn added 2 new photos.
Great winemaker dinner last night wirh Ted Edwards of FREEMARK ABBEY the winemaker there for the past thirty-five years, what an incredible accomplishment, what an incredible legacy of fine wines, too : wonderful meal at Black's Bar andd Kitchen in Bethesda with chefs Dane and Austin! TONY 1/21/2015
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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Reflecting Back On TABLAS CREEK Vinery / Vineyard And How It Started Finding Two Sales Sheets Earlier Today As I Cleaned My Art / Wine Office And Made Many Wonderful Discoveries!







Just like this discovery of the two sales sheets that made me smile as I had been refering back to these days in my most recent conversations with Jason Haas through his last visit to Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits as well as posts made here on Facebook. What fun, what grand memories, what a stretch I thought the whole thing was way back when Danny first came with bottles for me to try. And look at where TABLEAS CREEK VINEYARD / WINERY is today!?! Fine, elegant, silky and balanced wines that are really starting to show lots of mettle. depth, agility and grandeur, richness, soulfulness, earth , fire, darkness and flame and style, termerity, virtuosity, elasticity, groans and moans and muscle and brawn and dirt and all-things NAURE including dust and sandpaper and toast and burn and wrinke and dried and daring, all-in-one : le monde, on ne peut pas demander plus que ca nos amis! A bientot, et bonne annee 2015 TABLEAS CREEK!     Anthony ( TONY ) Quinn 1/ 25/2015




Here to two sales sheets are as they should be, cheers, check out the previous post here, too. Cheers, TONY 1 / 25 / 2015
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  • Anthony Quinn Look what I just found as I was cleaning up, continuing to clean up my office space and Jason Haas and I were talking about the start of TABLAS CREEK that I remember so well so many moons ago and that I tasted with Danny Haas and bought and sold to help get the ball rolling, so to speak many equal suns ago! Cheers, thanks Danny, thanks Robert, thanks Jason, thanks Olivier, thanks Sal .... thanks, merci, and a lady was in the store the other night and thrilled that I had ABLAS CREEK red blend and she bought two bottles, LOVE this, this is what it is really all about, sharing, cheers, giving info and stories and making it easier for everyone to enjoy their wines! Wine, food, table, blanket on grass, feet gangling in brook cool and refreshing water, sunshine, moonlight, warmth, great cheer, grand vibes and food, laughter, love, conversation, kisses and hugs, smiling eyes, and joy and health and fine wines like this! Cheers, TONY 1 / 25 / 2015 .... 19 YEARS since this 1996 Marsanne dry and flavorful white and the 1996 Cuvee Rouge TABLAS HILLS VINEYARD, I have that colred sales sheet, too, I will include it here soon. Happy brrrrr gray Sunday with snow coming later tonight here 1-3 inches expected, good to have some fine wine and fine food on hand ....