Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Tony The Wine/Artist Guy Continues TO WAX-POETIC ABOUT ALE, BEER, CIDER, WATER 'N WINE ( Vigna Rocca 2009 Albana Seco Of TRE MONTI, SALTON, Embassy Of Brasil, AURORA CELLARS, Da'Divas Chardonnay Of LIDIO CARRARO , World Cup Soccer, LEBLON Cachaca & More ) July 8th, 2014 @ Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits : Cheers, Enjoy!

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WE have Robert here now from his own import company talking about the TRE MONTI
wines ...

IT'S THE 2009 ' Vigna Rocca ' Alabana SEcco that he bought a bottle of in April
, 2014 and this is what he has to say about it : " The 2009 is drinking
marvelously and has acquired a really interesting minerality over the last few
years of bottle aging. There are only 4 bottles left here at Cleveland Park,
actually 3 because Tony is saving one for me.  The 2013 Vigna Rocca will be in
around mid-August and will certainly be a treat, but with a few years of bottle
aging it will hopefully get to the level that the 2009 is right now.  Vittoria
Navacchia of Tre Monti has also purchased an Anphorae from Georgia last year and
is concocting an Albana that will certainly be interesting to say the least.
Hope he actually bottles it and we can get it on the market.  Otherwise, we
will  have to do what Anthony Bourdain did and pay the Navacchia's a visit in
Emilia Romagna!!

I WANT MORE OF OUR LOCAL REPS to share some of their insights into their
products, using their own words :
Shannon from Craft Wine & Spirits  , my humble opinion from the bottom of the
bottle :)
The Black Bull :  is true Scotch whiskey without compromise ( available 12y 40y
and the Kyole )
A marriage of honey, dried fruit ,heather and smoke at CASK STRENGTH ! Impress
friends and family with a Dram or whisper of Scotland's finest, Enjoy your
whiskey neat or try something refreshing for the season .. A Ginger lowflyer (
muddled lime , 1.5oz of Black Bull topped with ginger beer )  " In winter to
warm you , In Summer to refresh you and all year to reward you! Slainte"

" Washburn Wine Company is now proudly distributing EL BUHO Mezcal to Cleveland
Park liquors, using only 100% Espadin Agave from Oaxaca Mexico. Using a 5th
generation copper potstill. Mezcal is a very exciting and exploding category
within the spirits. Due to its balanced smokiness (mesquite and banana leaf), it
has great applications in mixed cocktails (ie. Moscow Mules, Salty Dog, w/ Giner
beer and lime) or simply on its own. Pick one up and let the El Buho owl fly. "
Rolf was nice enough to write this just now for me as I worked on two meals :
one a more casual one with fried chicken and deviled eggs, green salad ... and
one with feta and watercress salad, halibut and sea beans that are crunchy like
green beans, a tangy sauce with lemongrass, risotto ... fun working on this
order and besides, this is a business where we all swim together so we can all
stay afloat and not sink. I am delighted that these local reps included some
comments here for you all. I will do this more often as I feel it is interesting
and helpful, too. Cheers.

COME TODAY to taste the SALTON Harmoniza wines of Serra Gaucha, Brazil here with
Michael Cavangh from 5-8PM. No charge. Bring your family and friends. he will
bring his laptop computer for us to watch it while we taste. A small screen but
the wine is delicious and it's free, so join us and taste some of Brazil as they
play the Germans in today's semifinal match.

I HAVE INVITED the Embassy of Brazil to come join us, still no response. I hope
they just show up any time that they can, they are always welcome. It has been a
real treat to expose so many of you to the fine wines of Brazil, even to many
Brazilians that still do not realize that, in fact they are making fine wines

I AM NEEDING TO EXPLAIN that it would probably have been a good idea to include
some of the wines Germany as well as that would be nice. I will have a bottle of
the 2012 Riesling Qualitatswein Weingut Burgermesiter Balbach Erben chilling in
the rfrigerator as well to be opened and tasted during the match. Please let me
know that you are interested and I will pour the BALBACH for you all myself,
$19.99, from Germany's Rheinhessen region, 11% alcohol , imported by Maximum
Wine company. Go to : info@maximumwine.com for more info. Cheers.

I WOULD HAVE INCLUDED of Germany if I had known that they are playing today in
the semifinals. We love selling their fine wines here and have a whole shelf or
two filled with them, with more on order from Chris Bartha that reps this
BALBACH and many of the Rudi Weist German selections out of California as well.

SO : COME TASTE, come watch the match today, come hang with us!


1) ' Leo Weisse ' Weissbier from MAXLRAINER , Naturbelassen Kellertrub,
Unserainer Trinkt Maxlrainer ( On Special for $1.99 for a 1 Pt. .9 Fl Oz , 5%
alcohol by volume, ... great deal and chilled and ready to enjoy now!

2) Hefe Weissbier from WEINENSTEPHANER , a Premium Bavaricum, imported from
Germany, since 1040, Bayerische Staatsbrau ... lighter, brighter, not quite as
rich, and also perfect to enjoy now while watching the match bewtween Brazil and

3) THE Beer With THE Brazilian Accent : PALMA LOUCA ( $10.99 a 6-pack , go
to : www.palmalouca.com for more info ) : nice and tasty and light enough for
the match later this afternoon : in only one hour and thirty-six minutes : but
who's counting?!? Cheers, vais Brazil!

LIQUOR From Malkit and Jagir :

1) LEBLON Cachaca Fina De Alambique Brazilian Rum ( On Special for $29.99 a
750ml bottle, regularly $34.99, 40% alcohol by volume, www.leblon.com ) : Fatima
and Krista have taken really great care of our account and done everything that
they can to make LEBLOn the success that it is here, and for that, I thank them
both from the bottom of my heart : bom dia e obregado Krista e Fatima Peters!
You both are the best. We have the LEBLON open here, too for any of you to taste
if you have not already! Just ask and we will pour you some along with the
Cedilla acai liqueur, $33.99,  and the aged rum 375ml bottle, $24.99 as well :
come and celebrate here today!

2) Lychee Flavored Liqueur from SOHO ( $33.99 a 750ml bottle, 21% alcohol
by volume, ) : mix juices, soda, or tonic. Go to : www.soholychee.com for more
info. Glad to have it here. Love the exotic taste of Lychees!

3) Soju / Shochu from Ty-KU ( On Special for $19.99 a 750ml bottle , 20%
alcohol by volume ) : distilled spirits from 100% barley ... happy to have
another Soju here as the category is growing and there is more and more interest
in it here.

WINE From Fernando & Tony :

1) 2012 Chardonnay from  Vinicola AURORA CELLARS in Brazil's Serra Gaucha
region ( $11.99 a 750ml bottle, 13% alcohol by volume, ) : clean, crisp and dry
with some real bite and body , and best with a meal at a great price, too!

2) Roero Arneis 2013   DOCG dry Piemonte Italian white from LODALI  (
$14.99 a 750ml , in Treiso, Italy, 13% alcohol by volume a bottle, ) : classic
style, dry, good mineral and best with a meal - great price, too : overdelivers
for this price!

3) ' Big Hawk ' Premium Sake from Kyoto, Japan, ( $29.99 a 720ml bottle, )
: I LOVED the fullness, the richness, the concentration and the definite
personality of this Junmai Ginjo-Shu sake, loved it!

4) 2012 Chardonnay from DA'DIVAS from LIDIO CARRARO in Brazil's Serra
Guacha region ( $17.99 a bottle, 14% alcohol by volume ) ; made from 100%
Chardonnay grapes, flavorful, full and complex and opens beautifully with time
and becomes quite lush and thick on the palate. Jim loved it and has bought a
case of it and is probably ready for another. I will ask him this weekend when I
see him. He bought a case of the Tannat dry red from Serra Gaucha this past

5) 2012 Riesling Kabinett from Germany's Mosel region , from BERNKASTELER
BADSTUBE  and made by DR. H. THANISCH ( $22.99 a 750ml bottle, Muller-Burggraef
, Bernkastel , 8.5% alcohol by volume, ) : luscious, bright, rich, voluminous
and satiny-bright and ABSOLUTEly delicious - great ' mouth-feel ', great
texture, great everything! Get some to enjoy as you watch the match soon between
Brasil and Germany!

6) Estate-Bottled ' Desejo ' 2007 Merlot from SALTON Vineyard's in Brazil's
Serra Gaucha region, a proprietor's Reserve ( On Special for $21.99 a bottle,
regularly over $30 a bottle , go to : www.salton.com.br or to :
export@salton.com.br for more info ) : aged one year in French oak barrels ( 50%
)  and 50% in American oak - then aged one year in the bottle before release.

JUST HAPPENED : Wenola just came by asking me of we sold the ANTONOPOULOS Greek
wines? I asked : " Which one? " She responded : " the 2006 , the ' Private
Reserve ' " I said with a big smile ' yes ' and reached for the bottle and
showed it to her where she also smiled. It was recommended to her by her female
waitress at Zaytinya and she loved it and has been oin search of it ever since.
She googled it on line and saw my name and the store's and got here by way first
of at Burka's before realizing she had the wrong store! Wenola which she
believes in an American Indian name bought a bottle just now at $17.99 and I
think we have a new customer. Nice meeting you Wenola! It's amazing wine by the
way and Sotiris and Jason will be pouring it her on Friday, July 25th, 2014 from
5-8PM I believe?
7) Gewurztraminer Spatlese 2011 from FITZ-RITTER ( $27.99 a 750ml bottle,
from Germany's Pfalz region , 10% alcohol by volume , go to: www.fitz-ritter.de
for more info ) : one of my favorites - love Alice Fitz from Boston that is one
of the owners and does a superb job here with her family making this
exceptionally refreshing and bright and tasty white to enjoy while watching
today's Brazil-Germany World Cup semifinal soccer match at 4PM! In just 45
minutes, but who is counting the minutes ...


1) BUY ANY sparkling wine bottle over $20 a bottle and SAVE 15% OFF the
marked sticker price ( except for VEUVE CLICQUOT ).
2) Mix six or more bottles and save 10% OFF the marked sticker prices.
3) BUY 12 or more bottles of sparkling or still wine and SAVE 15% OFF the
marked sticker prices.
Includes Port, Sherry, Marsala, Madeira, Sake.


1) BUY ANY Still Wine over $20 a bottle and SAVE 20% OFF the marked
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.



TONIGHT - Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 ( 5-8PM , with Michael Cavanagh, taste the
SALTON wines of Serra Gaucha, Brazil ) ... watch the soccer match and taste and
relax and enjoy!

Thursday, July 9th, 2014 ( 5-8PM ) : We have our celebration of Argentina's Day
of Independence that is tomorrow, but because of the Soccer World Cup game
tomorrow we cannot focus on a tasting, so Fernando from Argentina will taste on
Thursday instead from 5-8PM.

Friday, July 11th, 2014 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Jim Reeves here tasting fine wines
from France and from Portugal. More on that soon as we are still working out the
exciting new details of his selections!

Saturday, July 12th, 2014 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Fernando here tasting more fine
wines of Argentina and adding some of Howard's exciting ' new ' MEDINA dry
Spanish reds that we will include for $13.99 a bottle or less, depending on how
much I buy ... , and some other fine wines of Argentina, Fernando's call this
Saturday. Join us, never any charge!

THANK YOU for everything! Gotta get ready for our Brazilian wine tasting of the
SALTON wines in an hour's time, and the World Cup Soccer match between Brazil
and Germany starts in ten minutes. Gabriella from Germany was just here and
she's rushed back home to enjoy the game, she will be over after the game.

THANKS AGAIN, follow us on Twitter at : cpwinespirits, also LIKE us on Facebook
at : Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits.

CHEERS, COME TASTE and WATCH the match with us soon here - what fun, what
excitement, what a great treat these semifinals are for everyone!!!    TONY


Friday, July18th, 2014 ( 5-8PM ) : Jody Jackman will be here pouring the fine
selections of Winebow Imports. Kay Mallon that works with her just stopped by
and so maybe something I taste from her shortly will be added to our tasting
here on Friday. More later. Call for an update ...

NEWS UPDATE : Tasting right now with Steven . in his own words :

" small tiny bubbles, pretty pale pink color. Strawberries and cream.
perfect with Summer salads. " sez Steven that sells us this wonderfully fresh
and floral and and such a beautiful color, too - looks so great in my half-full
glass that Steven just poured me to inspire me as we ' wax poetic ' over this
AYALA Brut dry Rose Majeur NV French Champagne from Ay, On Special for $54.99 a
bottle! He also just tasted me on the ' Nature ' NV Brut from AYALA ...
LOVELY, both. The ' Nature ' without dosage is creamier and smoother and will
less bite than many, more elegance and refinement. Both are available. We might
get the ' Nature' but it is not here now. Cheers!

WHAT FOLLOWS below is the store email from a year ago on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
... enjoy ...

on the 4th of July until 4 PM so if you do need last-minute things please come
by and get whatever you are out of or did not have time to get earlier before
you get consumed by your activities!

WE START OUR WINE TASTING Here TOMORROW July 3rd, 2013  W/ Ashleigh Sabold of J.

WE HAVE A MADEIRA, MARSALA, PORT & SAKE SALE, Too, ... along with our
still-non-sparkling wine sale! It's a 2-part sale, just in time for the 4th of
July, 2013 celebrations here and wherever you travel with family, loved ones,
neighbors, business associates, too ... everyone is always welcome.

SAVE HERE, TASTE HERE before your celebrations.

WE ARE OPEN on the 4th of July until 4 PM so if you do need last-minute things
please come by and get whatever you are out of or did not have time to get
earlier before you get consumed by your activities!

ALWAYS SOMETHING CHILLED HERE in one of our many coolers so don't panic, just
stop by and get what you need or give us a call at : 202-363-4265 and we will
come by and deliver it for you : a $30 minimum for a delivery.

LAST WEEK we had so many things going on here as we got organized for July and
wrapped up June. All good, always thinking of how we can do our jobs better and
be more in contact with what you really want and at prices that you can afford
by helping you to stretch your dollars.

We have decided to do a J. LOHR Winery, California 2-Part wine-tasting here :
TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 from 6-8PM with our local rep Ashleigh
Sabold as she was free, local and willing to do this wine-tasting of American
wines from California, a perfect fit for this occasion. WE will taste  a
selection from the dry exotic and floral Chardonnay, to the fruity, off-dry
Riesling : to the fruity and fresh indigenous red made with the Valdiguie grape
variety that is much like a Gamay Beaujolais just thicker and more fruity , to
the elegant and refined Pinot Noir, to the fleshy and firm " sleeper " of J.
LOHR, their Syrah, to the elegant Cabernet Sauvignon, and the heartier, more
angular and food-oriented Merlot. In summary : all the wines display balance and
good value, too.

WE HAVE ALSO DECIDED  to do a closer-to-home, more-local beer tasting with MAGIC
HAT out of Vermont. Renee used to come and she did an excellent job. Remember
her with her hat and glasses and always pins and buttons on them? Now we have a
" new " young man coming to pour and add his personality to the mix here at
Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits! This way we represent both the East Coast as
well as the West Coast. It's hard to plan a local wine-tasting here as everyone
is rushed for the 4th of July and many are traveling and many of the local
wineries have big events at their vineyards.

WE WILL HAVE TO try and do a tasting soon from the middle somewhere of our
country to include a broader range of our magnificent country. There are
wonderful products and people coming from each and every of our 50 states!

YESTERDAY WAS CANADA DAY - HAPPY CANADA DAY one-day late! ( I did cover this on
our Facebook page at : Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits : WE HAVE many great
Canadian customers here and are very thankful for that! Cheers to you all!  )
...and so we celebrated that, too : and I mentioned :   1)  NEIGE Premium
sparkling apple wine " Bubble " , $27.99,  7.5% alcohol by volume, at :
www.appleicewine.com ... that's perfect to cut through our heat and humidity
here in Washington D.C., as well as to CELEBRATE in a BIG WAY,  and the  2) CAVE
SPRING 2006 Riesling Estate-Bottled single-vineyard On Sale at $29.99 a bottle!
VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Penninsula, 11.5% alcohol by volume,  go to :
www.cavespring.ca for more info : ...   2 great splurges, TWO  real treats for

YESTERDAY MY WIFE & I treated ourselves to the new French movie called " Renoir
" that we both loved in French with English subtitles. It was spectacular on so
many levels, and we do highly recommend it. On the visual and the sound level :
two of our senses bather in this wonderful artistic period-piece in France's
countryside. You should all see it if you love art and France, it's food and
wine and other alcohols, too : as they are all covered here beautifully. The
sweep in one of the moments of the kitchen table with all the food on it : all
the fresh produce, the magnificent colors, the rabbit or the hare, ... see it in
preparation after our 4th in anticipation of France's Bastille Day on le 14
Juillet, 2013!

BEER SUGGESTIONS From Santos for the 4th :

1) " Elder Betty " Elderberry Weiss from MAGIC HAT Company  ( On Special for
$   , 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, 5.5% alcohol by volume, South Burlington,
Vermont, go to : magichat.net  for more info ) : " ... Our mysterious meritage
of time-honored ingredients harmonize with chaotic chemistry, humble patience ,
and blind faith to create this unique beer to share in the rousing company of
kindred spirits. Cheers! " Happy 4th of July everyone.

2) " Two-Hearted " Ale IPA  from BELL'S Brewery ( On Special for $11.99 a
6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, 7% alcohol by volume, go to : www.bellsbeer.com for
more info, from Comstock, MI 49053 ) : " An India Pale Ale style  well-suited
for adventurous trips to the Upper Peninsula. American malts and enormous hop
additions give this beer a crisp finish and an incredibly floral hop aroma ... "
PERFECT for this week and the 4th of July! Cheers.

3) " Belgian White " LONG TRAIL ... Take a Hike!  Belgian-style unfiltered
Wheat ( On Special starting TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 @ $6.99 a
6-pack, normally $8.99 a 6-pack , ) " ale brewed with sweet orange, bitter
orange, and coriander ... the soft notes of citrus and spice are topped with a
light fluffy head that finishes clean and crisp ." Sounds like a winner and
perfect for a grill this week! Will hold it's own with many grilled and barbecue
flavors and it's ON SALE, too! Cheers.

4) " Jockamo IPA " from ABITA Brewing, Abita Springs, Louisiana ( On
Special for $9.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, 6.5% alcohol by volume, go to :
www.abita.com for more info ) : " ... an American IPA brewed with pale, red and
caramel malts ... dry hopped with Willamette and Columbus hops. ... " Try some,
so popular, everyone seems to love ABITA!

5) " Zombie Killer " Cherry Cyser , An Apple-Honey Wine with Cherry Juice
added ( $9.99 a 500ml bottle, 6% alcohol by volume , produced and bottled by B.
NEKTAR, Ferndale, MI., go to : www.bnektar.com for more info, Gluten-Free ) "
Dedicated to the freaks and the geeks! What started as a top-secret experiment
with Michigan honey, cherries and apple cider became a viral epidemic.  ...
serve cold ... zombies hate the cold ... "

6) La DIVINE from St Landelin, imported from France ( $13.99, 8% alcohol by
volume, 1 Pt. 9.4% alcohol by volume, Moine Fondateur de L'Abbaye de Crespin,
Biere Doree, from Douai, France and Les Brasseurs de Gayant ) : try some, very
special, try it before the 14th of Juillet and load-up to celebrate later
Bastille Day! Cheers.


1) DH KRAHN Gin ( $32.99, 750ml bottle, from Mountain View, California, go
to : www.dhkrahn.com for more info ), batch distilled, 40% alcohol by volume,
100% neutral grain spirits : Follow the GIN CRAZE! Cheers!

2) BARR HILL Gin ( $24.99 for the 375ml bottle, Vermont, USA ) : tasted and
sold-out here this past Saturday. Made with Vermont honey and so smooth : the
sweet gin if there was such a thing : no bite, no burn, just churnin' cream!
What a lovely treat all by itself. They have found their nitch with this one.

3) MacGavin's Master Distiller's Collection SPEYSIDE Single Malt Scotch
Whisky ( On Special for $19.99 a 750ml bottle, Scotland ) : " Nose : Medium
sweet, quite fresh ... Taste : Mintiness fused with an injection of barley ...
Finish : Good length, refreshing and dry . " Try it : FABULOUS VALUE, very
limited supply at this SALE price. Get some ASAP!

4) " Hacienda Vieja " Tequila Blanco 100% de Agave ( On Special for $19.99
a bottle, 40% alcohol by volume , un tequila de Arandas, product of Mexico :
this price while supplies last! Get some ASAP!

5) " Hacienda Vieja " Tequila Reposado 100% de Agaves ( On Special for
$20.99 a bottle, made in Mexico ) : Again, these prices good while supplies last
and there is limited availability at this price.

WINE From Michel & Tony :



1) Chardonnay 2008 from CHATEAU BIANCA, Willamette Valley, Oregon On
Special for $9.99 : regularly $14.99. Only four cases available. Come get some
ASAP : Perfect 4th of July white : unoaked, flavorful, bright, fresh,

2) Chardonnay 2011 from CHATEAU JULIEN and the Monterey County region ( On
Special for $9.99 , 13.5% alcohol by volume ) : that buttery-smooth,
easy-drinking style that so many love.

3) " Riverside " 2011 Arroyo Seco & Monterey Chardonnay from J. LOHR
Estates ( $14.99, 13.5% alcohol by volume ) : that exotic, tropical fruit and
butter that goes to the edge but never over and is quite pleasing, bright, full
and a delight on one's palate - with or without food. Sip it slowly, let it

4) " Bay Mist " 2012 Monterey County White Riesling from the J. LOHR
Estates Winery ( $10.99, 12% alcohol by volume ) : that soft, full-forward fruit
that again is quite fruity and floral but never sweet or cloying. The more you
chill it the drier it will taste, the more it warms in the glass the softer and
rounder and more fragrant and fruity it tastes. Enjoy!

5) Unum Viognier 2011 from DEMOCRACY VINEYARDS' Monticello, Virgina
property ( $19.99, 13% alcohol by volume , Charlottesville, VA. ) : this is a
softer, rounder, fleshier, brighter, easier-to-sip Viognier that is floral but
not oaked or heavy : charming and refreshing! Perfect for this 4th of July!

6) " Declaration 2011 Reserve Monticello , Virginia dry blend for DEMOCRACY
VINEYARDS, a blend of 34% Chardonnay, 33% Viognier, and 33% Petit Manseng (
$19.99, 13% alcohol by volume , from Charlottesville, VA. ) : this dry white
blend is bolder, heartier, with more highs and lows, more angular flavors, more
punch and pith and sparks! It's a fine food wine for the 4th of July when all
the food is served! Hot off the grill, chilled to perfection in an ice chest ...

7) Asian Pear Wine from SUBARASHI KUDAMONO in Pennsylvania ( $17.99, 12%
alcohol by volume, www.wonderfulfruit.com ) : an off-dry, refreshing bright and
delightful wine using Asian pears grown in Pennsylvania. What a treat for this
4th of July!


1) Dry Rose 2012 from the BOXWOOD ESTATE Vineyard in Middleburg, Virginia (
$17.99, 13% alcohol by volume ), this dry rose blend of the Bordeaux grape
varieties is floral, fresh, brilliant, elegant, a lovely wine of subtlety and
flair and great taste and great, simple fashion, too : never overstated, a
treasure, really. Bravo.

2) " Chiquitta "  2011 Oregon Pinot Noir dry rose from LUMOS Wine Co. in
Oregon's Willamette Valley ( $22.99, 12.4% alcohol , go to : www.lumoswine.com
for more info ) : winemaker Dai tasted this with our customers here recently and
it's the perfect dry, robust, flavorful rose for meals that have been grilled or
that are well-seasoned and flavorful! Cheers.


1) 2010 Dolcetto dry red from the DUCHMAN Family Winery ( $19.99, This
medium-to-light-bodied red will be another delight for drinking before, during
and after the 4th of July barbecue and grill.

2) SHINDIG dry 2009  red blend of Pinot Noir, Merlot, and other grapes
from Michigan ( $18.99, 12% alcohol by volume ) is a delight to chill and serve
with all foods pretty much : complements so many flavors and tastes as it is
developed and flavorful and really toasty dark berried in fruits now. Limited
quantities, get some before it's all gone!

3) " Wildflower " 2011 dry indigenous grape Valdiguie from the J. LOHR
Estates Winery , Monterey, CA. ( $10.99, 12.5% alcohol by volume ) : they
thought for years that this was the Gamay grape. No it's the Valdiguie grape :
and this vintage may be the very best yet EVER! I have enjoyed the same bottle
from Wednesday through Monday and it never suffered : it's been a delight each
day! I poured the last of it down my throat yesterday and it was perfect chilled
and so bright and toasty dark berry-cherry flavors for a hot and muggy time like
now! Cheers.

4) 100% Chambourcin 2011  the " Suffrage " from Monticello, Virginia from
DEMOCRACY VINEYARDS ( $19.99, 13% alcohol from Charlottesville, VA. ) : this
medium-to-light-bodied dry red is fresh and really pleasing and so agreeable
with this hot and humid weather, Chill 30 minutes and enjoy! A delight :
reFRESHing ...

5) " Velvet Revolution " 2011 Reserve dry Virginia blend from Monticello
and the DEMOCRACY VINEYARDS : a blend of 25% Caberent Franc, 25% Chambercin, 25%
Merlot and 25% Petit Verdot ( $19.99, 13% alcohol by volume ) : a bit fuller
though made from young vines this is lighter and brighter and more fruit-forward
than past vintages. Tasty, perfect again, chill slightly 30 minutes.

6) Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 from the JOSH CELLARS, blended and bottled by
JOSEPH CARR ( $14.99, 14.1% alcohol by volume , www.joshcellars.com ) : we liked
the " unique " qualities of this wine with an olive tone that is unmistakable
and fun and great to pair with meals like this 4th of July!

7) BOE Brooklyn Oenology 2010 Social Club Red Merlot Blend from the North
Fork of Long Island ( $19.99, 13.2% alcohol by volume ), this is a nice toasty,
roasted coffee and dark chocolate flavor that is hard to resist, charming -
pulls - DRAGS you in ... for more info go to : www.brooklynoenology.com. Cheers.
Medium-bodied ...

8) Norton 2010 from the STONE HILL Winery estate bottled Hermann, MO. (
$22.99, 13.2% alcohol by volume, established 1847, from Missouri, go to :
www.stonehillwinery.com ) : taste some of the original Norton indigenous dry red
from the United States. This wine ROCKS, it's amazing, su flavorful, so
appealing, so balanced, enjoy it with a meal that is grilled or well-seasoned :
YOU WILL LOVE THIS - perfect for this heat and humidity, and so American!
Nothing - no grape variety is more American than the Norton, and on top of that
this wines is stunning! It's a thrill, a treat, a grand mouthful! Highly

9) " Mangus " Dry Red Blend from ARIZONA STRONGHOLD in Cochise County,
Arizona ( $28.99 , 14.5% alcohol by volume, www.AZstronghold.com ) : a dry and
delightful and very pleasing medium-to-lighter-bodied red blend of 69%
Sangiovese, 13% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon , 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet
Franc. Highly recommended.

10) Gamay Noir 2011 from Ribbon Ridge, this Biodynamic Gamay Noir from
Oregon's BRICK HOUSE ( $38.99, 13.5% alcohol by volume, www,brickhousewines.com,
Newberg, OR. 97132 ) : wow, this is a wonder to hold on one's tongue and lips
and palate : charming and like the vineyard at night when no one is watching and
all is alive and real and fresh and animated!

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY 3-Part  Sake/ Port / Sherry / Marsala / Still-Wine SALE :

1) BUY ANY bottle non-sparkling wine over $20 a bottle and SAVE 20% OFF the
marked sticker price.
2) BUY ANY 6 or more bottle of non-sparkling wine and save 15% OFF the
marked sticker prices.
3) BUY ANY 12 or more bottles and SAVE 20% OFF the marked sticker prices.

ASSORT these items and SAVE BIG tomorrow, Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013. Call
us if you cannot come, or respond to this email : 202-363-4265  : Michel or Tony
( me ) will be happy to help you. Cheers.


Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 ( 6-9PM )  : with Ashleigh

1) J. LOHR  Part-One Wine-Tasting, California wines
2) MAGIC HAT Vermont Beer-Tasting.

Friday, July 5th, 2013 ( 5-8PM ) : Ashley returns for Part Two
1) J. Lohr California Wine-Tasting

Saturday, July 6th, 2013 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Nolan Hale here to taste an
assortment of his excellent California wines like the SEAN THACKERY Paso Robles
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, $16.99, ... SARAH'S VINEYARD Central Coast Pinot Noir,
$22.99, CA., ... Perle LA BASTIDE 2012 dry French slight-sparkle dry white
Mauzac from Gaiilac, southwest France, $10.99, and the Cremant D'Alscace French
sparkling dry white blend, $19.99 from BARTHE RENE Brut in anticipation of
France's Bastille Day on the 14th of Juillet!

JOIN US, NEVER any charge!

I AM SURE I HAVE FORGOTTEN many things but time to proof and post this now.
Cheers, Happy 4th of July everyone! Thanks for everything!  TONY

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.


1. http://www.clevelandparkwine.com/

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tony The Wine Guy / Tony The Art Guy Waxes Poetis On Tuesday June 30th, 2015 About Beer, Liqueur, Wine & All Our Collective Spirits, Too!

Cleveland Park Wine Cleveland Park Beer, Liquor & Wine
Featuring a wide, international selection of fine wines, micro-brews and
Humidity Humbles US, Heat Hastens US :  ACTUALLY IT MAY SLOW US TERRIBLY,
and rain is on the way as we know!

We All Look For Shelter From Both the HEAT and the HUMIDITY! HERE @
Cleveland Park Inside Our Store...

We Provide Bountiful Opportunities and Such Shelter that many of our
customers soon break out in big smiles, and sighs of satisfaction as we
offer you a ' new ' experience, or as you come in search of something like
Sue just did, Aquavit that we carry and which she exclaimed ' is sure hard
to find here. One of my friends said that you might have it here.' Glad to
be helpful Sue, just call before you need more as sometimes we are out, or
our distributor is out of it,

We LOVE THIS, ( being helpful, and Sue found other ' goodies ' that she was
also looking for like some finer, hard-to-find, not mainstream wines
available everywhere )  of course, it's our job, we want to make you feel
both relaxed and comfortable here as we chat and listen to you and help you
as best we can.

SUE ALSO GOT to meet Robert Kennedy our Italian importer that was just here
doing a great Italian tasting last Saturday. WE sold even considering the
storms passing through, people still needed and wanted some shelter from
the storms , and we could provide that and fine sparkling wines as well as
non-sparkling dry reds and whites from Robert's portfolio.

THIS IS A GREAT WAY to start my day and my week here as we get ready for
the 4th of July celebrations, and also for, do you know, can you guess?!? I
will tell you ...

FOR ' Canada Day ' which is tomorrow! And for you all that wish to
celebrate with a wine from Canada we have :

1) 2012 Riesling Estate-Bottled dry from CAVE SPRING Vineyard, a VQA
Beamsville Bench VQA On Special for $17.99 a bottle, usually $19.99, with
11.5% alcohol by volume, from Jordan, ON, Canada, the Niagara Peninsula,
really bright, lively and refreshing, a real treat, we love it, so do many
of our customers. It has been a regular wine here now for years!

2) 2006 Riesling Estate-Bottled CSV On Special for $29.99, down from
$34.99, with 11.5% alcohol by volume, and for more info go to :
www.cavespring.ca. From CAVE SPRING Vineyards, Tom the owner and his
winemaker have all been here visiting over the years, and these bottles are
signed by the winemaker as extra-special gifts.

3) 2010 dry red Pinot Noir from CAVE SPRING Vineyard, $21.99 a bottle, only
six bottles left, they will arrive here first-thing tomorrow, so call if
you want them. Pay tomorrow on Canada Day and get 20% off the 2006 and the
2010 : save and enjoy on this very special day.


4) ' Neige ' Premium Sparkling Apple Wine called BUBBLE that uses the
traditional method, is semi-dry, and is dosed with Neige Apple wine ice, On
Special for $19.99 a bottle, that , too will get a 20% off the sale price
tomorrow on Canada Day.

5) ' Ice Wine ' ( in Germany the origin it is called Eiswein and is
pronounced in English : " ice wine " ), a VQA Niagara Peninsula Icewine
made from the Vidal grape variety, $70.99, for a 375ml bottle, wonderfully
sweet and delicious and so easy and enjoyable to sip and smile and relax
and feel comfortable and listen or tell/share stories ... oh yes! Mais oui,
si si si si SI!

SO WE ALSO HAVE the 4th of July, the 14th of July ( Bastille Day ) , Peru's
Day of Independence, too with Melanie Asher, here early on Saturday, July
25th, 2015 from 2-6PM making her wonderful Pisco Sours for you all!

WE HAVE LOTS to celebrate in July, with other days of Independence, please
share those dates here with me so that I may include them, bring some
attention to them, and make some or a lot of ' noise ' for all these
special days of ours! As you may know, we have a truly international group
of customers that shop here : you are all important to us!

IN BEER / CIDER From Santos We Have :

1) Grapefruit Flavored Wheat Beer from SCHOFFERHOFER in 4-500ml cans,
with Cochineal extract, from Frankfurt, Germany, it is unfiltered and
delicious, and perfect for this heat and humidity, even dampness from so
much rain : it will brighten all our spirits!

2) ' Illusive ' TRAVELER Beer Co. Grapefruit Ale, Made with Real
Grapefruit, On Special for $10.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles that's "
quite the refresher!', another ' perfect beer ' to enjoy this July to

3) Chili Beer Premium Lager Beer & A Gourmet Serrano Chili from the
CHILI DEVIL, On Special for $11.99 : fun and different, only a few 6-packs
left here! Cheers, feel and taste the heat.

4) ' Desolation ' ( Ale brewed with Rye Barrel Aged Coffee )  Imperial
Porter from 3 STARS BREWING COMPANY On Special for $12.99 a 9.6% by volume,
1 Pint 9.4Fl Oz bottle, made here in Washington D.C. 2012, from our friend
Mike! Cheers!!

5) ' Peppercorn Saison '  ( Ale brewed with Spices ) from the 3 STARS
BREWING Company, 2012, On Special for $10.99 a 1 Pint 9.4 Fl. Oz bottle
with 6.5% alcohol by volume - another fine DC ale for you all to discover!

Perfect to celebrate in July with so many days of independence , including
ours on the 4th of July!

LIQUOR / LIQUEUR From Jagir & Malkit :

1) St. Elizabeth ' Allspice Dram ' ... ' Tradition Of the West Indies
'  Liqueur , $34.99 , 750ml bottle, with 22.5% alcohol by volume, here by
special request, more than one! WE are delighted to have it, already
selling well. From Jamaica ... " tastes of Clove, Cinnamon, and nutmeg, and
of a pepper note that dazzles the palate."

2) Rhubarb ( tea ) Organic from the ART IN THE AGE, USDA Organic,
$37.99, 750ml bottle, 40% alcohol by volume, includes Rhubarb and other
botanicals native to rural North America ...

3) Amaro Di ANGOSTURA Liqueur ANGOSTURA ( inspired by Don Carlos
Siegert ) , $28.99, with 35% alcohol by volume, to settle your system at
the end of a lovely evening where you have lived and explored life to the
very limits and want to sleep like a baby at night! Cheers!

4) DEEP EDDY Vodka Distilled 10 Times from Austin, Texas, On Special
for $15.99 a bottle, with 40% alcohol by volume.Fun and exciting, and it is
so smooth!

SAVE BIG ON WINE for the 4th of July : @ClevelandParkWine&Spirits Each

WEDNESDAY WEEKLY Sparkling / Still-Wine 3-PART SALE : 1) BUY ANY $20 or
MORE bottle of sparkling/still wine and SAVE 20% OFF the
marked sticker price.
2) BUY ANY 6 Or MORE sparkling/still wines and SAVE 15% OFF the marked
sticker prices.
3) BUY ANY 12 or MORE sparkling/still wines and SAVE 20% OFF the marked
sticker prices.
This includes port, sherry, marsala, madeira and sake.
Call if you cannot come 202-363-4265 : BUY some Father's Day presents this
was and SAVE!

DON'T FORGET : we have 6-Bottle Wine-Samplers On Sale for $58.99 a bottle :
wow, six FANTABUlous wines all for under $10 a bottle each!

THE OUTER BANKS, any of you going there this year?!?

SO : For July here is a list of wines that Chris and I have ordered and
that you may find here by the weekend, and you can pay for tomorrow and
SAVE BIG, getting up to 20% OFF on your order ...

1) Chardonnay magnums/ 1.5ml bottles On Special for $14.99 a bottle,
regularly $21.99 a magnum : unoaked, clean, bright, fresh and lively and
perfect to sip while outside, from New York's Finger Lakes' region!

2) CHATEAU GRAND TRAVERSE MIchigan ' ' Red Sweet Select ', 750ml blend
of Merlot and Cabernet Franc that would make a great Sangria, On Special
for $9.99 a bottle, regularly $12.99 a bottle! WOW, we will taste these two
with Andrew Stover on the Saturday, the 4th of July from 2-6PM...

3) ' Blush ' Off-Dry blend of rose using the Cabernet Sauvignon and
the Chenin blanc grapes, from McPHERSON Winery in Lubbock, Texas, On
Special for $5.99 a bottle, regularly $9.99 a bottle. Really easy and
pleasant and refreshing. Andrew Stover will taste these as well on
Saturday, July 4th, 2015 ... WE also have the other drier McPherson Winery
wines like the red and the white " Les Copains ", the Sangiovese red, the
dry white Albarino, the dry rose, all that we love selling and that sell
really well here on a regular basis. ALL are in stock and perfect to
celebrate this 4th of JUly weekend!

4) Chardonnay, Australia, from WOOP WOOP, we have some On Special for
$9.99, down from $14.99 a bottle : that broad, buttery and full-tasting
mouthful that is perfect with your meals, inside or outside, enjoy : it
will hold it's own against many a flavor, great price, too!

5) Provence dry red from ESTANDON, On Special for $12.99 a bottle,
regularly $18.99 a bottle! It is not so heavy, from France, a nice red to
enjoy when you grill and serve it slightly-chilled, a treat!

6) Dry Oregon Rose from UNDERWOOD in 12-ounce cans ( basically a
half-bottle of wine ) in a can for $8.49 a can.

7) Dry Pinot Noir 12-ounce cans from UNDERWOOD in Oregon, also light
and easy to transport, no fear of breaking, great at picnics, also $8.49 a

IN Sparkling  we have :

TWO Rose Sparkling :

1) From ESTANDON in southern France, a dry delicate very pale Provence
dry sparkling rose, On Special for $16.99, used to sell for $24.99 : lovely
, so silky, so fresh and lively and bright, a delicate
rose-petal-peach-pale color! Perfect to sip now with this heat, humidity!

2) Austrian Sparkling Sekt from Schilcher, LANGMANN, with a deep rose
color, rich and full on the palate, so lovely in it viscosity, Blauer
Wildbacker, 12,5% alcohol by volume, will suit many a tasty meal, will warm
and refresh way into the night under the stars and the full moon tonight :
lovely, On Special for $16.99, regularly $27.99. Very limited quantities!

3) DUMANGIN Fils French Champagne from France's champagne region , a
Chigny-les-Roses, Brut, Non-Vintage, available in ...

1)  375ml ( half-bottles ) On Special at : $21.99, regularly $29.99 a 375ml
bottle, and the ...

2) 750ml bottles, On Special for $35.99, regularly $45.99 : great taste for
these two dry and balanced, flavorful classic champagnes, GREAT VALUE, too
. Limited quantities, first-come, first-served!

CALL if you cannot come, pay tomorrow and SAVE up to 20% OFF on your
purchases, read our SALE sheet above to know how to save the most tomorrow,
Wednesday, and be ready for the weekend.

CALL TODAY when you read this, even if you cannot come by and we will
charge you and put your order aside for when you can come by or when we
arrange to deliver it to you. Cheers!


1) Soave dry Italian white from TAVERNELLO On Special for $5.99 a
bottle that is really good and fresh and bright and balanced, and a
ridiculous price, too! Perfect for big parties.

2) Vinho Verde DOC from LAGO Cerqueira , so FRESH, yes, si, ola
amigos, para enjoy with FRIENDS in these happy moments , really fun and a
bit different, GREAT label to bring to a party, to enjoy inside or outside,
we are thrilled to have it : a great ' new ' addition!

3) ' The Loop ' Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc , $14.99, that really
pleased and impressed Chris and me the other day when our local rep Erin
brought it around, with 13% alcohol, and certified sustainable, it had
something special, something different, it adds to the flavor profiles we
already know from New Zealand. Come try some on for size, fit and feel!


Friday, July 3rd, 2015 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Aleks of his own Balkan
Wine Project coming to taste some FABulous wines from Macedonia that are '
new and exciting '. like three from the STOBI Winery : 1) Rkatselli Vranec
, 2) Rose , and ... 3) Vranec Veritas ... what fun, really wonderful , dry,
flavorful, balanced and a treat, and also very fine values, too!

Saturday, July 4th, 2015 9 2-6PM ) : We have Andrew Stover mentioned
above that will come to taste the wines mentioned above , ALL on Special,
as well as some wonderful : 1) BREAUX Virginia dry red Merlot " Equation ",
$14.99, and some STONE HILL Vidal Blanc, $10.99, from Missouri...
SO : With Andrew, for the 4th of July we will represent wines from 5 states
: Missouri, Michigan, New York, Texas and  Virginia! Nice, a spread across
the country, or at least a portion of it.

JOIN US, NEVER any charges, everyone always welcome, bring family and
friends, make a special moment / event here with us. Cheers!
THANKS AGAIN, you are the best, we appreciate all you do for us!FOLLOW us
on Twitter at : cpwinespirits, also at : wineenabler, also please LIKE us
on Facebook at : Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits and check out our web page
at : Cleveland Park Wines. For sales inquiries send them to :
tonythewineguy@gmail.com. Cheers, thanks again, happy days of independence
to us all, we can all take pride in that as well as many other things.

WHAT FOLLOWS below is an old store email from Tuesday, June 25th, 2013,
read and enjoy it if you have time, cheers, Happy Celebrations in July,

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tony The Wine Guy / Tony The Art Guy Rhapsodizes On Beer, Cider, Liqueurs, Liquors, Wines, Waters Bette Midler, Betty The Singing Group Of 3 Female Singers, North Carolina Outer Banks, Vacation, Hot Weather Quenchers! And Much More! Read ON!!!!

BACK FROM BETTE & JALEO & Great GANETA Rose from Estebe Salgado of
Tradewinds Specialty Imports last night at the Verizon Center ( old MCI
Bette kept reminding us all ) as she sang her heart out and let everything
spill freely and joyously, comically, mischievously from her in her running
dialogue, constant smiling, mentioning her girls, too pretty much non-stop,
saying that " everything you see here is real." LOVED that, loved her
frankness, she's a consummate entertainer and thanked everyone, all her
musicians, left the message on the Michelangelo two hands Sistine Chapel
fresco ' Be Kind ', so true, all of us need to be as kind as we can.

ANYWAY, my wife and I enjoyed the Pre-Theater menu at Jaleo with a flight
of three dry rosatos from around Spain, of course the GANETA ( Getariako
Txakolina, in stock here now, even some chilled for this hot day of ours,
brutally-hot! ) ), 2014, $21.99, 11% alcohol by volume , is from the Basque
country, and Daniel our waiter said the three roses were from different
regions of Spain. Though Estebe is happy to have his wine there, he would
take exception to Daniel;s comment, and besides that, everything else was
perfection and it was great sitting and eating our meal at the bar. Cheers,
gracias Daniel!

I NEVER DID HEAR BETTE say what she likes to drink? Anyone know?

SO : What Ale, Beer & Cider From Santos?

1) ' Kirsch Gose ' Sour Cheery Bier from VICTORY Brewing, a 4-pack On
Special for $10.99 for 12-ounce beers : " A bold and bright step outside
the norm, this new twist on an old-world german brewing process excites
your senses with the sharp and sweet burst of fresh cherries. Effervescent
and sublime ... "From Downingtown, PA. , from Brewmaster Bill Ron, with
only 4.7% alcohol by volume. Cheers!

2) ' Son Of A Peach ' Wheat Ale from RJ ROCKERS Brewing Company, in
Spartanburg, SC., On Special for $10.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, with
5.8% alcohol by volume, : " This unfiltered American wheat ale made with
real Carolina peaches has a real attitude problem. Call him ' sweet ' and
he flips his lid. Most would take offense if he wasn't so darn tasty, Go
ahead, savor the anger. "

3) ' Parallel 49 Brewing Co. ' TRICYCLE Grapefruit Radler, Beer with
Grapefruit Juice, On Special for $10.99 for 4-pack of 12-ounce cans, with
3.5% alcohol by volume, product of Canada, a European-style Radler, a
refreshingly crisp summer hybrid for you all to experience and feel totally
refreshed! YES!!!

4) ' Uncle Jacob's ' Stout Batch No. 4 from AVERY Brewing Company,
Boulder, Colorado, the Annual Barrel Series, $15.99 a 12-ounce bottle, with
16.9% alcohol by volume : slam the head, knock us all down! This is for you
die-hard fans, serious beer, serious alcohol, serious flavors and taste, oh

5) Doppel Bock Schenkerla Oak Smole beer from Germany from AECHT
Ochlenterla Fiche, for a 1 pint, $5.99,  ... " traditional beech has been -
and still is - used, the malt for ' Schlenkerla Oak Smoke ' is kilned with
oak wood... has a smoother and more multi-layered smoky note than the
intensely aromatic Beech Smoke Malt... " With 8% alcohol by volume, go to :
www.Smokebeer.com for more info and ideas how to best enjoy this

MALKIT JUST RELATED to me that many customers have been coming here
thrilled to finally find some ginger beers, that they have asked in other
stores and not found any. SO : we have the STOLI non-alcoholic cans I wrote
about last week, the GOSLING diet and regular cans, too : and ALSO : BOTH
the FEVER TREE : 1) Premium Ginger Beer and also the .. 2) Ginger Ale, BOTH
at $6.49 a 4-pack of twelve-ounce bottles. WE ALSO HAVE the Crabbie's
Ginger Beer, a 4-pack of 12-ounce bottles from England, $9.99. Cheers!

From Jagir & Malkit On Liquor/Liqueur :

1) Hazelnut Liqueur from FRATELLO, a luscious Italian Liqueur from the
very best, the very finest Piemonte hazelnuts, $22.99, with 20% alcohol by
volume, and amazing color, great bottle presentation, just glorious to sit
around sipping slightly-chilled, this is a winner, come get some and enjoy
late into the evenings when things are dark and slightly-cooler, with stars
and a sliver-crescent of the moon to see and so many beads of necklace and
bracelet flashing lightning bugs above you as well!

2) 901 Triple Distilled 100% Agave Silver Tequila from SAUZA, On
Special for $21.99 a 750ml bottle, with 40% alcohol by volume, looks

3) Gran Reserva Solera 15 Blender Original Formula of Cuba from RON
MATUSALEM, est. 1872, $31.99 a 750ml bottle, with 40% alcohol by volume,
first produced in Santiago de Cuba in 1872 ... still going strong, still a
favorite of many of our customers!

Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits 25 mins ·

WEDNESDAY WEEKLY Sparkling / Still-Wine 3-PART SALE : 1) BUY ANY $20 or
MORE bottle of sparkling/still wine and SAVE 20% OFF the
marked sticker price.
2) BUY ANY 6 Or MORE sparkling/still wines and SAVE 15% OFF the marked
sticker prices.
3) BUY ANY 12 or MORE sparkling/still wines and SAVE 20% OFF the marked
sticker prices.
This includes port, sherry, marsala, madeira and sake.
Call if you cannot come 202-363-4265 : BUY some Father's Day presents this
was and SAVE!
DON'T FORGET : we have 6-Bottle Wine-Samplers On Sale for $58.99 a bottle :
wow, six FANTABUlous wines all for under $10 a bottle each!

THE OUTER BANKS, any of you going there this year?!?

WINES 2 Drink / 2 Take On Vacation NOW :

1) Macabeo Dry Spanish white ( without sparkle, as it is often blended
to make sparkling wine ) BLANCO, On Special for $9.99 a 750ml bottle, this
REAL COMPANIA DE VINOS from the Vino de La Tierra De Castilla, with 13%
alcohol by volume is soft, bright, really full and mellow and so very
pleasing to sip and enjoy with many a meal. Highly recommended.

2) Dry Piemontese 100% Barbera Italian rose from Bricco Dei TATI, a
lighter, brighter, delicate salmon color, On Special for $8.49 is drinking
beautifully : lighter, brighter, silkier than past vintages, perfect in
price and taste to enjoy daily now with this intense heat and humidity that
is caking us, layering and smothering us down.

3) Spicy 2013 Shiraz from TANGLED TREE in Robertson, South Africa is
rich and full and rounded-flavorful with accents of spice and warmth and
extra rich flavors, that, when chilled 30 minutes come together and fill
our palates completely with satisfaction and flare, and coming in a plastic
bottle weighs less, will not break, $9.99 a bottle, with 13.5% alcohol by
volume : come taste all these delicious dark berries of flavors!

4) Bourgogne dry White Burgundy using ' the OTHER Burgundy grape - the
Aligote ', $14.49 a bottle, for Raphael Mallon,, with 12% alcohol by
volume, from NAUDIN-FERRAND, this is a perfect wine to enjoy with most
meals that are suited to this extra heat and humidity, enjoy outside in the

ALL THESE WINES are Highly Recommended. We do not have a favorite, except
for if one matches up better to the specifics of any gathering-event!

5) Chardonnay 2013 from Australia's Western southern tip at Denmark,
from WEST CAPE HOWE, $16.99 a bottle, 13.5% alcohol by volume, softer,
lighter, brighter taste, also LEAN&GREEN : this lightweight bottle saves
21% glass resulting in a lower carbon footprint. Go to :
www.capehowewines.com.au for more info. Cheers, thanks Gavin Berry!

6) ' Rigole Rosso ' 2012 from Italy's Friuli region, from the TENUTA
TOMASELLA, since 1965, this dry red blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Refosco,
$19.99 a bottle, with 12.5% alcohol by volume, is tasty, distinct, a really
glorious food wine, medium-to-lighter-bodied, chill 30 minutes and enjoy
with many a summer, hot weather meal and BE AMAZED!

7) Saint George grape / also called Aghiorghitiko from Nemea, Greece,
this 2011 dry red from SKOURAS , $21.99, with 13.5% alcohol by volume, is a
really fine food wine with great acidity and some muscle from the tannins,
with some hearty structure, enjoy this with a grilled or barbecue meal,
chill 30 minutes to help focus and enliven the flavors and to cut through
this 95 degree weather going on outside and all around right now!

8) Questo Non E Un Vino Tranquilo , this ' Osa! ' made from the
indigenous Frappato Sicilain grape grown in south-eastern Sicily, a dry and
elegant and fleshy-but-not-heavy rosato/rose from PAOLO CALI, $26.99 a
bottle, with 13.5% alcohol by volume, will be tasted here this Saturday by
Robert Kennedy.

Robert will be here Saturday, June 27th, 2015 from 2-6PM. Made with 100%
Frappato grapes, this is a real beauty. It will go On Sale this weekend for
our tasting as we drop the price on the bottle! So be prepared to be blown
away by this delightful dry Sicilian rose of breed, elegance, romance and
finery, the finest finery finely-fluted-flowered,fragrant, fresh
foreverness-of-rosatos! I do play with my word selections, I do , I do , I

9) Dry white 100% Assyrtiko Greek wine from the island of Santorini,
made by DOMAINE SIGALAS, $33.99, on the Aegean Sea, with 13.5% alcohol by
volume, WOW : this wine impresses, it is beautiful, it is attractive, it is
seductive, it is immediate, it shoots right out and covers the entire
palate with added luxury and illustrious gladnness/madness and ' so-right '
gladness! I really do love this special dry Santorini Assyrtiko dry soft
spledid white : silky fine. Highly recommended, too.

10) ' Piria ' dry and velvety and lighter-brighter-finer-PURER
Lambrusco red flavors and tastes , a Lambrusco Di Sorbara vino frizzante
secco, using 70% Lambrusco Sorbara and 30% Lambrusco Salamino , with 11.5%
alcohol by volume, we like this so much it will be poured here this
Saturday June 27th, 2015 from 2-6PM by Robert Kennedy, and we will rock it
with both this ' Piria ' red and well as the ' BIanco ' Lambrusco from
PALTRINIERI, Agenda Agricola PALTRINIERI Gianfranco, from Sorbara, Italy to
be exact, with 11.5% alcohol, from the 2013 vintage, Alberto the owner and
winemaker does a really splendid job with all of his Lambruscos!


Friday, June 26th, 2015  ( 5-8PM ) : We have Christina of Kysela Pere
et Fils here to taste her fine French and Spanish wines with us. Starting
with two Vouvray wines, on sparkling, one not : 1) CHATEAU GAUDRELLE Brust
sparkling from Alexandre Monmousseau, clean, crsip, bright, tangy-tart, On
Special for $20.99 a bottle ...
2) ' Clos Le Vigneau ' 2013 still/non-sparkling Vouvray from Alexandre
Monmousseau, $19.99, 2013, with 12.5% alcohol by volume, with argilo and
calcaire in the soil, this is a really silky, smooth, bright dry taste that
is so nice to sip and smile and smirk and surf the the skies, the clouds,
the hills, the beach, the lakes, the tree lines, hills and valleys ... and
feast one's eyes while to taste and sip and feast your palates, too! Highly
recommended, they all are : these are all real gems!
3) Albarino Edicion Especial 10 anos, $15.49 a bottle, from Spain's Rias
Biaxas, from VALMINOR, $15.49 a bottle, the 2013 vintage, 12.5% alcohol by
volume, ... lovely, refreshing!
4) Dry red and flavorful Rioja 2011, from VINSACRO, On Special for $19.99 a
bottle, with 14% alcohol by volume, so wonderful, it is a delight,
balanced, flavorful, perfectly-almost-yeah-certainly-right!

ALSO : From Santos we have a FOOTHILLS Beer tasting from 5-8PM,
Winston-Salem, NC, three types : an IPA " Hoopyum ", a 6-pack, $11.99, a
Wheat and a Pilsner 6-pack at $10.99. Join us.

Saturday, June 27th, 2015, We have from 4-7PM a BLUE MOON beer tasting that
Santos has organized.

THANK YOU ALL for everything, hope all is well, I have some wonderful wines
from William Harrison open to taste tonight so come on by and have a taste
with me, what a fun way to enjoy this late afternoon, early evening. Follow
us on Twitter at : cpwinespirits, LIKE us on Facebook at : Cleveland Park
Wine & Spirits, and check put our web page at  : Cleveland Park Wines ...
cheers, thanks again for everything!

AND DO NOT FORGET BETTE MIDLER'S parting words from her concert last night
: Be Kind! Cheers,  TONY 6/23/2015

ALSO : We have Robert Kennedy from his own RWK Imports specialty Italian
Wines coming to pour an assortment from Emilia with two Lambrusco wines,
from PALTRINIERI, a dry bianco and a dry rosso, some Sicilian Frappato dry
rose, and some incredible Romagna Sangiovese, too from Silvie : all
wonderful, balanced, tasty and distinct! Cheers, JOIN US, everyone always
more than welcome here. The more the merrier!

Tony The Wine Guy, Me, Artist, Tony The Artist Talks, Mentions, Waxes Poetic Over THE OUTER BANKS, VACATION, THE GOOD EARTH INDIAN WINES, ATLANTICO RON PRIVATE CASK RUM, HIGH WEST DISTILLERY " THE 36TH VOTE ", Brothers Reserve ' The Beer ', Weyerbacher ' Slam Dunkel ' Double Dunkenweizen Ale, Vitiano Umbrian Roasato Blend Of Merlot & Sangiovese, 2008, ... Husch Vineyard's ' La Ribera Vineyards 2010 Mendocino Chenin Blanc & Much More! Enjoy!!

BACK FROM THE OUTER BANKS, North Carolina and feeling a bit disoriented as
a result of cooler weather there as well as a lovely breeze and very few
mosquitoes. It was pretty magnificent there and I am happy to say that it was
quite relaxing : almost to the point that I was concerned that I was doing so
very little at times. Working on a Walt Disney puzzle that was perhaps the
hardest that I have ever seen with a scene from the animated film " Under The
Sea ". We did finish it I am happy to report.

I WAS ALSO ABLE TO DO SOME DRAWING and even more important record myself
drawing with my Flip camera on three occasions I believe? The body surfing was
also key here and the waves did manage to make me scrape my chest on the very
first wave that I rode. I was much more careful after that.Wave-running with my
son was also a big highlight for me : my main job being to hold on and not fall
off as he steered and zoomed and I had to keep my cap from flying off every
split second as well as not losing my balance and landing way behind in the
wake of our waves. That was challenging, let me tell you. But I did manage

and loved ones.

WHAT ARE YOUR " Big Plans "? May we be of any assistance here in helping
you to relax and enjoy yourselves to the very max and to the fullest extensions
of your fingers and toes and hairs wild and tame on head, arms and legs?!

I AM ALSO HAPPY TO REPORT that ( on my trip to the Outer Banks ) there was also plenty of wine to go around.
I was, of course the master of wine ceremonies as well as of cheeses and
crackers. Our " Happy Hours " would start later in the afternoon and extend on
into the wee hours and depending on our own remaining stashes of energies,
enthusiasms, catching of dreams, chasing of fantasies and trails of
conversations and many words on many books. Picture-taking was a key element as
well as there were so many Kodak moments to preserve as we do not see one
another very often and so we have to " max-out " on our time together.

THE WINE FLOWED SO EASILY( at the Outer Banks ) BECAUSE many of our wine reps were nice enough
to drop off some samples each for me to take to Salvo, North Carolina. Thanks
to them my extended family as immediate one did quite well and we enjoyed many
great wines as well as stories and " new " shared moments together with broad
smiles, giggles, outright laughs and moments of discovery, too.

SINCE THE WINES WERE SAMPLES I WILL mention in their places several
similar wines that we currently have here in the store. I will naturally speak
to our reps and inquire about buying some of these wines for the store :
probably to arrive here in August.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW for Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 ( 5:30-8:30PM )
when we have our " Big-Theme FRENCH Loire Valley Wine-Tasting with many dry
reds and whites that also include some sparkling, some rose wines and some
off-dry as well. We have invited some of the most informed and qualified people
in the business to be here like Danny Haas of Vineyard Brands, as well as Roy
Cloud of Vintage 59 Imports and Charles Noel Gendrot of Williams Corner
Selections. Jeremy Sutton of Kysela Imports will also be here pouring his
wines. There should be something for everyone. The Loire Valley makes lots of
great wines to be enjoyed in the heat and the humidity and so we will discover
different towns and areas, grapes and styles and levels of dryness as well as
of minerality and citrus, too. Here are some of the wines being considered for
pouring :

From Charles Gendrot ( Williams Corner ) -
1) J. MOURAT Collection Rouge 2010 ( $16.99, sustainable agriculture ),
from the Fiefs Vendeens region
2) DOMAINE DE LA BERGERIE Rose De Loire 2010 ( $15.99 ), Anjou
3) Bernard Baudry Chinon dry rose 2010, $19.99
4) Bernard Baudry Chinon Estate dry red Cabernet Franc " Les Granges "
2009 ( $24.99 )
and more being considered ...

From Roy Cloud ( Vintage 59 ) -
1)09 BOVE Sparkling Chenin Blanc ,$15.99
2) 09 BRAGER Muscadet, $14.99
3) GARRELIERE Cendrillon Sauv. Bl., $24.99
4) 10 Sancerre MERLIN-CHERRIERE,$29.99
5) 09 ROCHER , Montlouis white, $27.99
6) GARRELIERE Touraine Blanc, $19.99
7) GARRELIERE Touraine Rouge, $19.99

From Danny Haas -
1) DOM. DE BERNIER Chard 10,
2) Muscadet De RAGOTIERE 09
3) PATIENT COTTAT'S Sauv Blanc 2009
4) DELAPORTE Sancerre 2009
5) BERTIERS Pouilly Fume 2009
6) BERTHIERS Pouilly Fume Cuvee Eve 2008
7) Vouvray Cotteaux de la Biche 2009
8) PICHOT Vouvray 2010

From Jeremy Sutton ( Kysela ) -
Jeremy has a variety from his three sparkling Loire Valley wines, a dry
light-bodoed and inexpensive Chardonnay, a Vouvray, and a biodynamic L'ECU
Muscadet, too ... and more.
THINGS ARE STILL BEING WORKED OUT and so more will follow next week. Feel
assured that you will learn lots about the Loire Valley at this tasting.
ALL WINES WILL BE ON SALE by the bottle at this tasting. Bring family and
friends. Cheers.

BACK TO TODAY and the HERE and the NOW and the heat and the strong
sunshine and the need and desire to chill. Here are some great suggestions, the
first of which I took to the beach and enjoyed thoroughly this past week:
1) 2008 Chianti Colli Senesi ( $16.99 ) from VALDIPIATTA. It drinks so
smoothly, so wonderfully , so brightly. It's a charmer and a pleaser and a
thorough delight no matter which way you taste or evaluate it. I'm thrilled to
have it here as it tasted great even with all the heat and direct, over-head
sunshine of the Outer Banks. Lovely, really lovely and such a bouquet and rich
color, too. I highly recommend this for now.
THREE REDS From West Virginia -
ALL OFF-DRY and fun
1) WEST WHITEHILL Sweet Mountain Spice Wine ( $10.99)
2) WEST WHITEHILL Raspberry Royale ( $10.99)
3) WEST WHITEHILL Highland Mist Blush Wine ( $10.99, with natural flavors
of orange and lemon)...
CHILL ALL THREE and just enjoy with or without any food. Fruit baskets
would be nice, of course as well as some dark chocolates, too : and so much
1) 2009 Cotes-Du-Rhone from Charles Thomas ( $9.99 ) was tasted here just
this past Saturday with some of you lucky enough to have been in the right
place at the right time! It sold really well but we still have some for you
now. Don't wait too long , it will sell quickly.
2) MARCHIGUE Carmenere 2010 Gran Reserva, from Chile's Colchagua Valley,
this dry red Carmenere On Special for $14.99 is a real,beauty with a great
bottle and label and once tasted by you it will win you over immediately : even
with this really hot and bright weather. What a winning taste.

1) TERRANOBLE 2010 Sauvignon Blanc from Chile's Central Valley ( $7.99 )
is so dry and bright and refreshing and light enough for this heat and
blaze/craze ... and the price is wonderful, too!
2) ROSENBLUM Cellars Vintner's Cuvee California 2009 Chardonnay ( $9.99 )
has just the right amount of flavorful butter and oak tastes and at this price
I predict that it will become a big favorite for a number of our customers.It
showed beautifully the other day. Not my style at all but really well-made and
also a value.
3) KENWOOD 2009 Pinot Gris Sonoma County at $10.99 is a real steal!
KENWOOD is on a roll and makes some really classy, well-balanced wines and has
stood the test of time. What a lovely dry, aromatic white at a ridiculous
price, too!
4) HUSCH " La Ribera Vineyards " estate-bottled 2010 Mendocino Chenin
Blanc ( $13.99 ) is hugely popular here with a number of our customers. We
tasted it out here this past Saturday with Nolan and it sold quite well once
again. It's very forward and very bright and the rich fruit Chenin Blanc
flavors just jump right out of the glass before you even have a chance to
weigh-in or have an opinion on it or not. Not shy at all : quite the contrary
- quite extroverted in fact. Charming and full of character and pizzaz! Cheers.
5) LA VAL Dry White Albarino Spanish white from the Rias Baixas region (
$19.99 ) was just tasted here this past Saturday by Estebe to quite a favorable
response. We still have a few bottles left of the brustling and totally
refreshing dry white made with Spain's famous Albarino grape that is still it's
most famous after many years of competition from other grapes like the Verdejo
and the Verdelho and Godello grapes, just to mention a few.

SOME DELIRIOUSLY Delectable Roses -
1) VITIANO Dry Umbrian Rosato blend of Merlot and Sangiovese is really
quite amazing. So much more flavorful with more personality than most and at
the ridiculous price of only $6.99 a bottle. It's the 2008 vintage and for many
bottles of rose that would be the end of them but for the VITIANO dry roses
their life spans are long and glorious. How refreshing to hear. Cheers.
2) 2010 Touraine Dry Rose from the DOMAINE DE BELLEVUE ( $10.99 ) has
consistently been one of the most popular dry roses and we are thrilled to have
it here. It's so bright and refreshing and so perfect for this intense heat and
scolding sunshine now...

HEY SANTOS, What BEER Do You Have:
1) BROTHERS Reserve " THe Beer " ( $9.49 22 Fl Oz bottle, 9.5% alc. by
volume , limited release #4 Spring 2011 ) Galaxy Hopped, Barleywine Ale, " ale
brewed with huskless malt and Belgian candy sugar ".
2) WEYERBACHER " Slam Dunlel " Double Dunkelweizen Ale ( On Special $6.99
, 12 Fl. Oz, 7% alc. by volume, 4-pack ) is brand, spanking new!
3) PAULANER Salvator Double Bock Munchen ( $9.49 a 6-pack of 11.2 Fl. Oz
Bottles, 7.9% alc. by volume , www.paulanerusa.com, from Munich, Germany ) is a
special order for a good customer and we liked it so much we ordered some for
the store as well. Oh yeah ...

Oh Ravi, What You Have In Liquor?!? -
1) JEREMIAH WEED Blended Bourbon Whiskey 90 Proof On Special for $14.99 a
750ml bottle. From Norwalk, CT distilling company ...  www.jeremiahweed.com for
more info.
2) Pear Williams Alto Adige-Sudtirol ( $37.99 a 750ml bottle, 40% alc. by
volume, Osterreichischer Williamsbrand ) pear brandy is also " new and exciting
3) HIGH WEST Distillery " The 36th Vote " Barreled Manhattan ( $54.99 )
is Manhattan made with rye whiskey and vermouth, 37% alcohol by volume is also
" new and exciting". So much that's new to consider. This is a good thing. "
The 36th Vote commemorates Utah's role as the deciding vote to end
4) ATLANTICO Ron Private Cask Rum from the Dominican Republic ( $29.99 )
will be here tomorrow or this week anyway. It's owned in part by singer Enrique
Iglesias and I believe that we will be tasting it here shortly. Sounds pretty
exciting. Will Enrique be here for the tasting? We sure do hope so. Perhaps we
could get him to sing a couple of songs during the tasting? What do you say
Enrique?!? Venga aqui por favor ...


Friday, July 15th, 2011 ( 5-8PM ) : We have wine rep Ann Skillman back
again to taste her wines from India called THE GOOD EARTH which includes a dry,
spicy, flavorful 2998 Reserve Shiraz "  Brio "( $22.99 ), an earthy and
old-world style Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 ( On Special for $19.99 the " Basso " ;
and a dry white Sauvignon Blanc 2008 ( $16.99 ) : all three from Nashik, India.
Join us, the wines are exceptionally nice and great with flavorful meals as
they all have tons of character and personality. Nothing light-hearted or
innocuous here. Oops, that was last Friday! Were you all here? Thanks Ann for
the tasting. Sorry I missed it but I was at the Outer Banks chilling.
Friday, July 22nd, 2011 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Jeremy Sutton of Kysela Pere
Et Fils here to taste a selection of his wines from France, Austria, Spain, and
Saturday, July 23rd, 2011 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Matt of Washburn Imports
here tasting some of his excellent selections which will include Chile and
California and France I believe. What fun! Matt brings a lot of experience to
the table here with him. He's been a really fine Washington D.C. waiter for
years and can answer questions about that, too if you are interested.
     I WANT TO THANK all our reps for helping both Greg and myself last Saturday here as we were both off. I hear that things went really well.

I AM SURE THAT I HAVE MISSED MANY THINGS but it's time to get this email
to press and release it into the infinite cyberspace that is both exciting and
mysterious, too. Come check on us and learn more at :
www.clevelandparkwine.com, on Facebook at : Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits, on
Twitter at : cpwinespirits, and at : chatwine.blogspot.com,
chatpoetry.blogspot.com , too. Tell us what we may improve here. Let's always
work together as a team. Some of the best work done ever is because of team
work. Cheers and thanks as always for all of your support now and over the
years. Let us know what we may do better for you all to repay in part your
support and kindness. Take care,  TONY

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tony Quinn On Beer, Cider, Liquor, Liqueur, Wine And Water & SO MUCH MORE, Enjoy! Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 ...Happy Father's Day This Sunday All, I Miss You Dad!!!! Miss You Guy! Miss You MIke, John, Zia, David,Stephen, So Many Wonderful Dads I Have Known!

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We have Catia here with Robert Kennedy and we are so pleased to welcome her
as we welcomed Robert a year or so ago to the Cleveland Park Family as I
like to refer to us all here. Catie will write a word or two here as she
has just come with her two children with Robert to start their life here :
" ciao a tutta la famiglia di Cleveland Park da Catia " it's been a long
time coming... super happy that my wife and family are here... Tony has
invited my wife to join me for one of my next tastings so you all can come
and meet her and practice your Italian... Wow, this is so exciting to have
Robert's family here now with us. This is a great moment and we will all
practice more our Italian as Catia and their two children learn and
practice their English. Cheers, welcome Catia, so nice to finally meet you.
Happy Tuesday all, Tues. June 16th, 2015 ...

AND JIM REEVES just came by at the same time and announced that his
daughter just had her baby and that all is well. Jim sells us some of our
really fine French and Portuguese wines that we love to share with you like
the Quinta Do PINTO Estate Collection red and white blends, like this 2013
European Atlantic West Coast red that includes Syrah, $19.99, with 14.5%
alcohol by volume,  wines of Bilbao, Portugal, and the  Chablis 2013 dry
white Burgundy, 100% Chardonnay, $23.99, with 12.5% alcohol by volume. For
more on these exceptional wines go to : www.cometewines.com for more.
Cheers, so glad for all this good news and good cheer!

ROBERT KENNEDY will be tasting his wines here on Saturday, June 27th, 2015
from 2-6PM. Join us, everyone is always welcome, everyone.

MORE EXCITING NEWS : Was inspired by the Asia After Dark evening this past
Saturday at the FREER/SACKLER Museums of Art on the Smithsonian Mall from
8PM-midnight where I got to here the group BETTY perform as I have known
one of the three women members, Amy Ziff now since the mid eighties. We
used to speak passionately about life in French back then, we probably
shared some Chablis then, too.

ANYWAY : Amy and Anna came by a couple, maybe three years ago and I did not
immediately recognize Amy since it had been so long since we had spoken or
seen one another. Anyway, they were looking for a bottle of Paolo's Ciro
Rosso Classico Superiore Riserva ' Duca SanFelice ' LIBRANDI Vineyards from
Calabria, Italy ( we now sell the 2011 for $20.99, at 14% alcohol by volume
) and we had it, they bought some, and it was a great reunion.

SPEAKING OF THE ' SanFelice ' Riserva 2011, LIBRANDI, Amy Riolo that writes
about food and is starting to include wine, especially from Calabria where
she is from called, asked about, and came by for some LIBRANDI just two
months ago. It sure is a small world, and many times various events overlap
as these do in my mind.

Museum of Asian Art where Whistler's Peacock Room is, where many rooms are
filled with exceptional pieces of art from drawings to works in metal, and
stone and marble, gold, whatever, silk, too , lovely old paper, ... I was
blown away as I walked through and exhibit of Iranian art trying to find
the courtyard and I saw some of the most beautiful work in metals of
goddesses so sensual, voluptuous, really beautifully-executed that I had to
stop briefly and admire before proceeding with a gift of a bottle of the
LIBRANDI Riserva 2011 for Amy. When I gave it to her she was surprised and
her face that radiates anyway, eyes that sparkle, just lit up!

COME BY and get a bottle of this elegant, refined, delicate and sooooo
pleasing bottle of the 2011 Riserva dry red ' Duca SanFelice ' 1005
Gagliopo red, $20.99 : it is a perfect summer red as it is really not heavy
at all, definitely on the lighter side, chill 30 minutes and enjoy! I can't
wait to hear soon how Amy liked it? I am sure she will email me when she
gets a moment.

SATURDAY NIGHT at the FREER/SACKLER Museum it was sweltering outside and
both Amy and her sister Elizabeth commented on it several times. Anna came
around with bottles of water for the five band members : three women and
the two men behind playing drums and guitar.

WE DO NOT HAVE any wine from China or Iran, we do have rice wine from Japan
as you already know. We have added back the TY-KU Sake super Premium Junmai
Ginjo , $22.99, with 15% alcohol by volume, imported, and we have already
done several successful tastings with it. Comes in a dark sculpted . sleek
shiny-matted almost obelisk bottle : i could see this fitting well at one
of the bars at the FREER/SACKLER art Museum ... it would have, it is
refreshing for this intense heat and humidity that is trying to stifle and
bring us down these days!

WEDNESDAY WEEKLY Sparkling / Still-Wine 3-PART SALE : 1) BUY ANY $20 or
MORE bottle of sparkling/still wine and SAVE 20% OFF the
marked sticker price.
2) BUY ANY 6 Or MORE sparkling/still wines and SAVE 15% OFF the marked
sticker prices.
3) BUY ANY 12 or MORE sparkling/still wines and SAVE 20% OFF the marked
sticker prices.
This includes port, sherry, marsala, madeira and sake.
Call if you cannot come 202-363-4265 : BUY some Father's Day presents this
was and SAVE!
DON'T FORGET : we have 6-Bottle Wine-Samplers On Sale for $58.99 a bottle :
wow, six FANTABUlous wines all for under $10 a bottle each!


SOREN JUST BROUGHT a 3-liter box of California red wine, fruit-forward,
balanced, a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot , Malbec,
Tempranillo and Syrah called VIN VAULT, a premium-tasting box wine that
Tasting Panel magazine just said : " fruit and structure, incredibly
balanced, great tannins and great value. " That is what I just said before
Soren read me this, and I would now add : great soft and silky tannins, no
sharpness at all, a fine quaffer almost anytime. We will have these boxes
here the first week of July. Cheers, thanks Soren.

BUT HEY, Let's Talk Beer With Santos :

1) ' Kindest Find ' Imperiale Red Ale, brewed and bottled by
SMUTTYNOSE Brewing Company, On Special for $6.99 for a 1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz /
650ml bottle, from the BIG BEER SERIES,... in New Hampshire, since 1994. Go
to : www.smuttynose.com for more info.

2) Pilsner Beer Private Landbrauerei Schonram Pils ' Schoncamer Pils '
, On Special for $4.99 a 1 Pt. .09 Fl Oz botte, great to have this, will
taste great even with this heat and humidity!


1) ' Insulta multos Collibus ' Barrel-Aged Sour Ale , $14.99 a 12 Fl.
Oz bottle, ale aged in Bourbon barrels with cherries added, bottled April
16th, 2015, with 9.7% alcohol by volume, from Boulder Colorado : something
distinctly fun, tasty, unique and that adds a new taste profile to what is
already available in ales.

2) ' Fortuna ' Barrel Aged Sour Ale , aged in Tequila barrels with
lime zest and salt added, $14.99 a bottle for 12 Fl ounces, bottled April
17th, 2015, with 8.1% alcohol by volume.


3) Non-Alcholic Premium Mixer ' Ginger Beer ' made by STOLI with Pure
Cane Sugar , from the house of STOLICHNAYA, a 4-pack of 8.4 Fl. Oz cans ...
' new and exciting ' here, lighter, easier to carry, perfect for traveling.
Try some.

LIQUOR From Jagir & Malkit :

1) ' Owl's Brew ' A Tea Crafted For Cocktails, COCO-LADA , a blend of
black tea, coconut, chai spices & pineapple, $13.99 ... : " sweet with a
spicy kick, rounded out by coconut .... drinking tips : 1) with spirits and
blending , 2 Parts Brew, 1 Part Spirit... and with Sparkling Wine , 2) I
Part Sparkling, 1 Part Sparkling wine.

2) Hibiscus STRONG TONIC Extraordinary Tonic Syrup, Batch Number 0002,
On Special for $15.99 a 12.3 Fl. Oz / 364 Ml bottle, ... to make a STRONG
Hibiscus Tonic :  with a cocktail shaker , .... 1) Handful of ice,  2) 1.5
Oz premium gin or vodka, ... 3) .75 Oz STRONG TONIC ...  4) 3 Oz soda water
... 5) stir and strain into a rocks glass, .... 6) Garnish with citrus ....
cheers, and enjoy!

4) Grappa Di Nebbiolo Da Barolo from MOLETTO, 750ml bottle, $42.99,
with 43% alcohol by volume, and becasue they use the Nebbiolo-Barolo
Piemontese grape variety you have more weight, more power, more of
everything, and you have to take your time with it, getting acclamated to
the taste that does ' fire and burn ' and is an acquired taste that will
warm you over given a chance, SO : do not rush, take your time, try it on
for size, fit and feel more than once or twice! It is tasty and distinct.

5) Blanco Tequila 100% Puro De Agave / 100% pure Agave used , made by
SIEMBRA VALLES On Special for $42.99, regularly $44.99 a 750ml bottle, with
40% alcohol by volume, from Llano 30%, and from Mesa Del Charco 70%
ranches! Top-flight, go to for more info : www.siembravalles.com.  Cheers!
What a great way to celebrate, perfect for this really hot weather, too!!

6) Grapefruit Rum from CAPTAIN MORGAN On Special for $8.99 a 750ml
bottle, with 35% alcohol by volume... perfectly refreshing for this heat
and humidity, a ridiculous promotion, only 4 bottles available, come get
them while you still can, or call us at : 202-363-4265 and pay for them by
phone so you can get them later. Cheers!

JUST IN : Exciting Honey Bourbon recipe/summer :

One of our customers that works from home just came by and he had a
recipe to use his honey Bourbon : Take a tall glass and put a shot ( 2
ounces of the Tennessee HONEY by JACK DANIELS, On Special for $25.99, and
them add some ice and fill it up with unsweetened tea. Stir, he says that
the honey just adds a really nice taste to the unsweetened tea and he loves
it in this heat now. Thanks John  for sharing. You have a green thumb where
it comes to whiskey and spirits because you also just suggested adding a
couple of drops of water to the ROWAN'S CREEK Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey,
$38.99 a 750ml bottle, with 50.05% alcohol by volume, that has been aged in
charred barrels, the water helps the extra alcohol and the charred barrel
tastes soften and become easier to really enjoy, says John. Thanks again

WINE By Chris & Tony :

1) ' Pirosmani ' 2013 red wine Kakheti from SCHUCHMANN, $9.99 a
bottle, 12% alcohol by volume, really elegant, fruit-forward,
medium-to-light-bodied, easy-drinking, a nice wine to sip, chill 30minutes
and enjoy even with this heat and humidity, it is not tannic or sharp and
edgy, more rounded and bright.

2) ' House Of Mandela ' 2013 The Thembu Collection, Chenin Blanc,
$11.99, Fair Trade certified, this refreshing, bright, crisp dry South
African white made by Nelson's daughter is really nice. love having it

3) Cabernet Sauvignon IG from Romania's Vale Carasului in Tirol, this
VARIUS2012 , 13.5% alcohol, $11.99, has really mellowed and softened into a
delightful red to chill and serve now even with this heat and humidity
chilled for thirty or so minutes! We will celebrate Gabriela's birthday
this Friday when we pour it here for you all from 5-8PM, cheers!

4) Nebbiolo 2012 , a Nebbiolo D'Alba, Piemonte, Italy, from VEGLIO, On
Special for only $12.99. a RIDICULOUS PRICE for a Nebbiolo of this quality,
it just has to breathe and open so it reveals all of it's many silky round
and supple and fruit-delicious charms .... Highly-Recommended! We will
taste it here with Chris on Saturday from 2-6PM, join us. No charge.

5) ' Hom ' House Of Mandela Deep River dry red Fair Trade blend of
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, $14.49 a bottle, is a real treat, and I enjoyed
it very much. Also made by Nelson Mandela's daughter, and once again, we
are thrilled to have it here and recommend it to you all this summer even
with the heat and the humidity!

6) " Father's Watch " a dry California red blend from Sonoma,
California from KIVEL STADT Cellars, On Special for $19.99 a bottle, , and
made with Syrah and other grapes, some that are more than 100 years old,
and this medium-bodied dry Red Rhone style will make a great Father's Day
gift this Sunday! Get it tomorrow and save 20% off the bottle cost, thus
pay only $16.00 a bottle tomorrow!

7) ' The Doctor's ' Gruner Veltliner 2014 from Marlborough, New
Zealand, from John Forrest of FORREST WINES, I just tasted this with him :
it's super bright, balanced, refreshing and tasty, I highly recommend it, a
great Father's Day gift this Sunday, buy it tomorrow and save 20% OFF the
$21.99, with only 12.5% alcohol by volume.

8) 2008 ' V ' VIVENCIAS , $42.99, a Vino de Calidad de Valtiendas,
D.O.P, with 13.5% alcohol by volume, a Spanish hearty, thick, deep, rich,
mouth-full that is delicious in bold and brash tannins and acids, that will
be great with a meal , a great wine when you grill! Cheers!

9) Primitivo Gioia Del Colle, 2008, from PIETRAVENTOSA, $48.99 a
bootle, a V.Q.P.R.D. from Southern Italy, with 14.5% alcohol by volume,
this is a delightful winner, a pleasure, an enormous treat, perfect for
Father's Day this Sunday! Just like the initials above indicate : " Very
Quinnly, Pleasurable, Redolent, Delicious : V.Q.P.R.D. " : tailor-made for
me I would say!

10) Aglianico Del Vulture ' Titolo ' from Elena Fucci, $49.99, a 2011,
with 15% alcohol by volume, another great dry red southern Italian wine to
treat your fathers to! I drank it with Elena here herself and I must say I
was charmed and warmed and treated and lulled and delighted! Wow!!

should be proactive and prepared now or by the end of this week and we have
lots to recommend to help you with some last minute liquid libations
with-and-without alcohol. Yes, we do have some really nice non-alcoholic
beverages here and they, too sell really well. We here at Cleveland Park
Beers, Spirits and Wines like to represent the full gambit of things that
are offered/available to us and to let you all decide what you want. We are
only here to suggest, answer you questions and make your life and decisions
a bit easier.

AND NOW TO FINISH with ONE MORE wine for Father's Day :

11) 2012 Yamhill-Carlton District Oregon Pinot Noir , with 14.1%
alcohol by volume, made by OWEN ROE : this a supreme delight and perfect
for this heat and humidity no way you cut it, this is perfect, great to
sip, great with many foods, too. Go to : www.OWENROE.com for more info.


Friday, June 19th, 2015 , ( 5-8PM ) With Razvan and Gabriela pouring
their fine Romanian wine selections, reds and whites, join us, from Sarba
whiye to Cabernet Sauvignon, Fateasca Neagra and more ...

Saturday, June 20th, 2015 ( 2-6PM ) Chris Bartha here to pour some of
his fine French, Italian wine selections, From Loire Valley just outside
Pouilly Fume Sauvignon Blanc, $17.99, to a great Piemontese Nebbiolo On
Special for only $12.99, and much more!

JOIN US, TASTINGS are always free here! Everyone always welcome.

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, You ALL are the very best,

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL US fathers out there!

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should be proactive and prepared now or by the end of this week and we have
lots to recommend to help you with some last minute liquid libations
with-and-without alcohol. Yes, we do have some really nice non-alcoholic
beverages here and they, too sell really well. We here at Cleveland Park Beers,
Spirits and Wines like to represent the full gambit of things that are
offered/available to us and to let you all decide what you want. We are only
here to suggest, answer you questions and make your life and decisions a bit

ALSO : HAPPY GRADUATION DAYS to many of you out there! Graduations have been
going on now for awhile and are still going on and we have helped many of you
celebrate those as well. It's all so gratifying and special and wonderful and
we are thrilled to be a small part of these celebrations where and we can be.
Thanks for the opportunity to be there for you all.

I HAVE A NICE FATHER'S DAY STORY to offer to you, too.

EARLIER I WAS AT THE FIREHOOK BAKERY for my coffee before coming to work.
Rosalind one of our regular and very special customers saw me approach the door
of Firehook Bakery and she smiled and said " Hello " immediately. I asked her
how her weekend party had gone. She was here last Saturday shopping for beer,
wine to make a sangria and other " essentials ". That was fun for me. I
immediately suggested that she buy some of the magnums of DOMINIO DE ADIRA,
2011 Tempranillo ( 1.5ml bottle - there are two 750ml bottles in each magnum :
On Special for $14.99 from Valencia, Spain I believe ? ) to offer for drinking
as well as for the base of her sangria. As we talked I asked at some point : "
What are you all celebrating? "

ROSALIND TOLD ME THAT they were celebrating Jame's refurbishing/remake of his
1963 Ford Falcon. 1963 was a great year for many things such as much great
music as well as some wine like vintage port. Anyway Rosalind told me that
James had thought it would take him one year and yet it took three years to
finish work on this old 1963 Ford Falcon. I forgot to ask the color but I heard
Rosalind say that this past Saturday they had just got it back from the body
shop with a fresh coat of paint on it.

ROSALIND ALSO JUST TOLD ME that James is a great father and that he has been a
great care giver to their children as well and made it possible for her to
travel for her work. I had asked her if it was alright if I talked about this
in today's store/week email and she said that it would be fine. That's when she
added all this about him being such a great dad. That was of course all music
to my ears and I am happy to share this all with you as we get ready to
celebrate Father's Day.

COME BY AND GET SOME of this DOMINIO DE ADIRA 2011 dry red Tempranillo in the
magnums On Special at $14.99. It's light and refreshing and so easy to drink
with or without food. You should chill it and have it warm up to just the right
temperature for you all. It really is a smooth and silky delight. I immediately
fell in love with it when our rep Jeff tasted us on it three or so months ago.
We are thrilled to have it. If you have a group of dads together celebrating
it's a great wine to enjoy with all this oppressive humidity and heat - by
itself or mixed together with fruit to make a sangria. This is also a great
wine if you still have some larger groups getting together to celebrate a
graduation of a friend or loved one.

SPEAKING OF SANGRIA this past weekend to get a local neighborhood Graduation
Party rolling with the red and white wines I decided finally to start making
some sangria mixes for all these nice people. We were only guests and yet it
was my pleasure to offer some " virgin " and some wine sangrias to anyone
interested. As I made them with some dry French white and a healthy batch of
the fresh fruit sitting by me in a large bowl I would add a splash of dry
California red Pinot Noir, too. I used Sprite to make the " virgin " sangria
drinks and as I worked and spoke the excitement caught on and people started to
gather around and show their interest and desire to have some. All good. I had
never really made sangria mixing the red and the white wine but as you crush
all the berries and mix the whole concoction together it becomes really tasty.

IF YOU TRY THIS  on Father's Weekend try both the DOMINIO DE ADIRA Spanish
Tempranillo red as well as some of the DOMAINE DE BERNIER 2010 Chardonnay from
France's Vin De Pays Du Val De Loire On Special for $10.99. Both are delightful
by themselves with this heat and humidity and they would also make a great base
for the sangria.

ANOTHER QUICK STORY that involves sangria : I went over to a swimming coach and
offered him a Brazilian sangria. We were all gathered for another special high
school graduation. I said that I could add some Sprite to it to make it more
like their soft drink called Guarana that is sweet like Sprite. The minute I
said this he smiled and said that I obviously knew what I was talking about
when I mentioned the Guarana. He is engaged to a young Brazilian lady from
southern Brazil and he said that he would need some Brazilian wine for their
wedding here. That's when I mentioned MIOLO and some of the other really good
Brazilian wines that we have sold here in Cleveland Park from the RIO/SOL dry
red Cabernet & Syrah blend ( $11.99 ) to some of the sparkling wine we sold at
the end of last year for around $13 a bottle I believe. We will have to get
more of that soon.

AT THE MOMENT for Father's Day let me recommend some of the MIOLO Family
Vineyards' 2009 Chardonnay On Special for $14.99 a bottle. It comes from
Brazil's Vale Dos Vinhedos region ( 13.5% alcohol by volume, www.miolo.com.br
and is flavorful, rather full-bodied, has some real grip and flavors that are
both pleasing and forward and really open gracefully with time on the palate
and then linger for a long time, too once you swallow. I really do recommend it
along with the 2009  Pinot Noir ( On Special for $16.99 ) and the LOTE 43 2004
dry red Bordeaux Blend On Special for $19.99. There is always something fun and
exciting " just around the bend " ... here in Cleveland Park in our nation's

SANTOS RIVERA ALSO HAS some great beers for us all to enjoy on Father's Day as
well as on continuing graduations and here are some  to recommend.

1) BAYING HOUND Aleworks " Rockville " Kolsch Style Ale ( On Special for
$7.99, 1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz bottle, 5.5% Alcohol By Volume, www.baying-hound.com,
BAYING HOUNDS ALEWORKS Rockville, Maryland 20850, ) : " Perfect for the warmer
months. Refreshing with a little more hop kick than our German counter part ".

2) PEAK Organic Brewing Company " Espresso Amber " Ale With Organic Coffee
( On Special for $6.99 a 1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz bottle, 6.8% Alcohol by Volume,,
Portland, ME. www.peakbrewing.com ) : " A robust amber ale brewed with locally
roasted, organic fair trade espresso with help from our friends down the street
at Coffee by Design. This malty amber ale is brewed with substantial amounts of
Munich Malt, providing a perfect backbone for the rich, toasty flavor imparted
by the espresso ".

3) USDA Organic  " SUM'R " Summer Ale by UINTA Brewing Co. ( On Special
for $9.99 a 6-pack of 12 Fl. Oz bottles, uintabrewing.com, Salt Lake City, Utah
) : " Sunkissed by UINTA ... earth, wind and beer " and made from water,
organic barley, malt, hops and yeast. The color of the six-packs is green and
perfect for sending the message of " organic ", " going green " and doing
whatever we possibly can to preserve our environment. Come check it out.

THIS PAST WEEKEND WE HAD   FIO PISCO   poured by our local reps on Friday, June
8th, 2012 ( 5-8PM ). It's On Special for $27.99, regularly $30.99 a 750ml
bottle and made in San Miguel, Lima Peru www.fiopisco.com re:discover purity.
This FIO PISCO sold out again at this second tasting with Carmine Malangone and
Marques Mullings. It is made in small batches and distilled that way. Made from
100% grapes, artisanal and with no water or additives. It's 84% alcohol by
volume, made in Peru and we are happy to have it. Imported here locally by SanF
LLC into Alexandria, VA. Thanks Carmine and Marques, you both did a great job
and we have it back today on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 for any of you looking
for excellent Peruvian Pisco.
THIS EMAIL will serve for the the next two and so please do save it and refer
to it again and again as you look for ideas to celebrate and get through this
heat and humidity. The next store email will be on July 3rd, 2012 as we all get
ready to celebrate the 4th of July.

REMEMBER THAT SUNDAY, July 1st, 2012 is Canada Day and that we have some of the
excellent CAVE SPRING CELLARS  2009 Pinot Noir VQA Niagara Peninsula ( On
Special for $18.99, regularly $21.99, from Jordan, Ontario, Canada, 13% alcohol
by volume, cavespring.ca, ). We had this open recently here by our reps John and
Theresa Morrison and it was very well received by those of you that tasted it.
Made in a lighter, very tasty style with lovely accents of herbs and spices and
more subtle and refined taste. It works it's magic much more slowly on the
palate and will be a great medium-to-lighter-bodied red to combine with many
hot-weather meals inside or outside. Chill it slightly for thirty minutes or
less and enjoy it with salads and grilled meats and vegetables, smoked foods.
It's a gem in the rough, really special. Treat yourselves now or on Canada Day.

TOMORROW OUR Cleveland Park List-Serve Notice will appear and so I will combine
some of this email with other things in it. You might look for tomorrow's
notice as I will include other items that I believe you all will be interested
in as well. We are trying to let more of the Cleveland Park Community know that
we are here as it still happens that people come to us here after years of
having lived here and not knowing that we are here and that we offer as much as
we do. Many people are quite literally shocked that our store is as big as it
is and offers as much as we do. We want this to happen less frequently and for
more of you to know that we in fact do offer a wide range of items and services

WINE-CLASSES : Saturdays, 11:30AM - 1PM -

JUST LIKE THIS PAST SATURDAY June 9th, 2012 I did a private wine-class for Leah
and Josh and their eight local friends. I charged $10 a person and served six
wines ( one dry Spanish Bobal rose On Special for $9.99, one liter of BIG WOOP
dry Southeastern Australian red blend of Shiraz and Merlot, one WWE. DR.
THANISCH 2009 Riesling from Germany's Mosel region ( On Special for $19.99,
regularly $25.99, 9.5% alcohol by volume, Erben ), and more. All the wines were
well-received and I must admit that this WWE. DR. H. THANISCH 2009 blew the
roof off the top of our store when we finished with it.

EVERYONE WAS PRETTY AMAZED and we all marveled at how flavorful and complete
and satisfying this off-dry Riesling was/is. You can do your own private
classes, too. You simply need to have six or more people and we can tailor it
around what you all want to learn about. I do them to accomodate all of you and
your interests and needs. Call : 202-363-4265 and ask for me, Tony. So get some
friends together and give me a call. I really like doing these wine classes and
have done them for so many years now that I can assure you that you will all
learn and have a great time, too. FUN.

LIQUOR / LIQUEUR From Ravinder Sharma : Father's Day & Continuing
Graduation-Day Gifts :

I HAVE SO MUCH TO MENTION in LIQUOR / LIQUEUR from Ravi : here are some of the
highlights that will be great for FATHER'S DAY :

1) Anejo Tequila made from 100% de Agave plants by DON ROBERTO ( On
Special for $56.99 a 750ml bottle, 40% alcohol by volume,
www.tequiladonroberto.com, Jalisco, Mexico ) is hand-crafted and is " new and
very exciting " here in Cleveland Park. We are very pleased to be able to offer
it to you all in time for Father's Day as well as for the 4th of July! Get some
now while we still have some.

2) The Original KOLOA Kaua, Hawaii : 2 Rums -

a) KAUA 'I White Hawaiian Rum ( $36.99 a 750ml bottle, Rama, Hawaii, 40%
alcohol by volume, www.kolparum.com, is distilled and blended on the garden
island of Kaua'I and is history in the making. It's also brand new to us all
here in Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits. FUN!
b) KAUA 'I Spice ( $41.99, 44% alcohol by volume ) is a golden-hued
Hawaiian rum with natural flavors and caramel color and spice of course. Go to
: www.koloarum.com for more info. Cheers. It's great to see so many products
coming to us recently from Hawaii these days that includes all the various
beers as well as the sparkling and the non-sparkling Pineapple wines that we
carry here.
The sparkling HULA O MAUI ( $26.99, 12% alcohol by volume, made by the TEDESCHI
Vineyards, Ulupalakua ) is tart and crisp and refreshingly dry. It , along with
these two new rums would make great gifts for Father's Day! Cheers.

3) Eau De Vie ( Water Of Life ) de Pomme ( Apple ), Apple Brandy
Barel-Aged in Limousin Oak ( usually used to age French wines ), from CLEAR
CREEK Distillery ( $59.99 a 750ml bottle, 40% alcohol  by volume, ) has the
apple that grew inside this bottle. It's distilled and bottled by the CLEAR
CREEK Distillery in Portland, Oregon and looks fabulous and would make a great
gift this weekend to enjoy at the end of Sunday as the sun sets and it gets
cooler outside and you can all enjoy the last bit of this special day and raise
a glass and toast all your fathers. Cheers.

4) Vodka from Washington Island, Wisconsin, this 2005 DEATH'S DOOR ( On
Special for $34.99, 750ml bottle, 40% alcohol by volume,
www.deathsdoorspirits.com, from the August 2010 harvest ) is distilled from
grain and was tasted this past Thursday, June  7th, 2012 from 5-8PM by the
owner himself. More info is included on our Facebook page at : Cleveland Park
Wines & Spirits. Check it out. We have been selling these three items from
DEATH'S DOOR now for some time and so it was thrilling to get the owner and
inspiration behind these products here. We tasted the White Whisky and the Gun
as well and they are all here available for you all.

5) Basil SQUARE ONE Organic Vodka ( $32.99, made from 100% organic rye,
40% alc. by volume, 80 Proof, USDA Organic, www.squareoneorganicspirits.com ) :
" The garden-fresh basil aroma mirrors the delightful earthiness of basil on
the palate. Clean and bright with a soft hint of white pepper and citrus. ...
Our master distiller, Bill Scott, infuses the essence of four basil varieties -
Genovese, Thai, Lemon and Sweet - to create SQUARE ONE Basil ". FUN. TASTY. Try

WINES From Eric, Michel and Tony :

1) Natural Sweet Red & Natural Sweet Rose from the ROBERTSON WINERY ( Both
are On Special for $7.99 a 750ml bottle, both have 7.5% alcohol by volume, from
South Africa, ) in fun tear-drop shaped bottles. Chill them both. The more you
chill them the drier they will taste. These are fun to enjoy all by themselves
and would also be very casual and appealing to enjoy on a really hot and muggy
day outdoors this weekend. They also make nice gifts for those of you just
starting to drink and enjoy wine. All the emphasis is on the softness and the
roundness of the fruit flavors and not on the tannins or the acids. FUN for
Father's Day!

2) 2009 Cabernet Franc from Virginia and made by WINEWORKS ( $34.99 for a
three-liter box of wine : that's 4 750ml bottles inside at $8.75 a bottle,
www.virginiawineworks.com, made by Michael Shaps outside of Charlottesville,
VA. ) and is a great party wine as well as a great way tor larger parties and
groups of people to celebrate all the graduation day celebrations, too. I
enjoyed some last night as I used some the other day for a graduation and since
we did not use it all and it keeps fresh inside the bag it still tasted great
while I grilled our dinner. I definitely recommend it and think it represents a
great deal, too.

3) " Bone Dance " 2007 Napa Valley Merlot from JAQK Cellars ( $28.99,
www.jaqkcellars.com ) is quite rich and robust and flavorful. It still has some
really nice balance, even at 14.5% alcohol by volume. It will taste great at a
grill on Father's Day or on another graduation celebration. Medium-bodied and
focused and a real treat to make ourselves feel even more special and
appreciated. Try some, you will love it.

4) " Charmed " Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2010 ( $29.99,
www.jaqkcellars.com , 13.9% alcohol by volume ) has a great label for
celebrating and graduations and with just a splash of oak to the taste it will
be great when you grill and barbecue and enjoy yourselves inside or outside.
It's medium-bodied and very forward and bright on the palate and the flavors do
indeed linger. Bright and cheery and fun.


1) FIRST FRESH Extra Virgin Olive oil Fall 2011 Harvest from California,
this BILL SANDERS ( $18.99 a 500ml bottle ) is made from 3 Spanish varieties of
olives and just won the " Prestige Gold " award at the Terraolivo Evoo
International competition in Jerusalem. It will also be featured in the " New
Brands on the Shelf " pavilion at the Fancy Food Show in Washington D.C. here
on from July 17-19. If you know Bill from Cleveland Park please go by and say "
hello " to him. We sell his olive oil here and are thrilled to have it. This is
another great " Father's Day " gift.

2) PATXARAN Sloe Berrie liqueur ORDOKI Licores BAZTAN ( $23.99. 750ml
bottle, from Navarra, Spain 25% alcohol by volume, without additives ) is
pretty amazing. We had it opened and poured by our local rep Nolan Hale this
past Saturday and we sold some. It's pretty appealing with accents of licorice
and a smooth, silky, bright-textured mouth-feel that coats and cajoles and
pleases and is never cloying or heavy. You want to sip it again and then again
and then again once again as if for the very first time : just to be sure you
like it as much as you did on the first sip. FUN. A great way to celebrate and
end an evening this coming weekend with family and friends.


FRIDAY, June 15th, 2012 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Estebe from Tradewinds Imports
here to taste some of his excellent Spanish and Argentinian wines, from
still/non-sparkling to sparkling as well. It will be fun. Estebe has some
really nice wines that could be great for Father's Day like his MANLA dry white
100% Verdejo 2011 Spanish white ( $20.99, www.cachazo.com, from Valladolid,
Spain ), and his  CHANARMUYO Reserva Chamas Honnorat Family Wines 2009 dry red
Tannat indigenous grape variety from La Rioja's Valle De Chanarmuyo in
Argentina, close to Uruguay, for $19.99. It's hearty, earthy, herbal, spicy and
needs food to flesh it out. The MANLA is lovely to enjoy with salads and cold
cuts and most warm-weather meals that include shellfish, fish, white meats,
vinaigrettes, goats' cheeses and much, MUCH more. Cheers.

SATURDAY,  June 16th, 2012 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Jan Conrad of JUSTIN
California wines here to pour a selection of his wines which will include a
Chardonnay, a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Sauvignon Blanc dry white wine. Join us
, there is never any charge. Please bring family and friends.

FRIDAY, June 22nd, 2012 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Neil Shrodo of Five Grapes
Imports here to pour a selection of both his French and his California wines.
Please join us, never any charge.

SANTOS has organized a GOOSE ISLAND beer tasting from 5-8PM.

SATURDAY, June 23rd, 2012 from 2-6PM we have Ernie our local rep of
Monument Wines here pouring a selection of his California and Italian wines? I
just spoke to Matt Daniels of Majestic Fine Wines and he will take Ernie's
place at this tasting and probably pour the wines of CALINA ( Chile ), TENUTA
DI ARCENO ( Italy ) and FREEMARK ABBEY ( California ). We will know for certain
by the end of this week. Join us, never any charge.

RAVI has organized a CHOPIN Polish vodka tasting including three types.
FRIDAY, June 29th, 2012 ( 5-8PM ) , we will have Oscar Losama of VOILA
Imports here ( he's a partner with Olivia ) : and Oscar will pour some of his
excellent French wines that may include some sparkling, too as we are getting
closer to the 4th of July as well as the 14th of July ( Bastille Day ). It may
be a : Let's Get Ready Early For BASTILLE DAY Celebration Wine-Tasting. That
makes sense, let's be proactive. Cheers.

SATURDAY, June 30th, 2012 ( 2-6PM ) : Chris Bartha will be here from
Cobblestone Imports to do an early 4th of July Wine-Tasting with all American
wines that may include COOPERS Vineyard here in Virginia with the " Noche "
chocolate infused into the red Norton ALL_AMERICAN indigenous grape variety to
the western hemisphere, the RAMSAY( CA. ), and perhaps some of the Olivet Lane
of PELLEGRINI Vineyards in California's Russian River Valley. Michel and Chris
will make the final decision on this one. We sell wines already from all three
of these excellent vineyards and together they would all be fun to celebrate
the 4th of July on the next Wednesday! Cheers.

I KNOW I HAVE FORGOTTEN MANY THINGS but it's time to send this email so that
you all have time to read it, save it, and come to see us when you leave your
jobs at the end of this day. We are here and ready to serve all or at least
many of your needs. You can check us out further at :
www.clevelandparkwines.com, also on Facebook at : Cleveland Park Wines &
Spirits and on Twitter at : cpwinespirits. We are always happy to be of service
and help to you all. Cheers,  TONY

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