Monday, December 30, 2013

Anthony Quinn's Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits' Store Email , Monday, December 30th, 2013 Sent To Store Customers : Happy New Year 2014: COME TASTE 26 Wines-Sparkling Wines TONIGHT 12/30/13 From 5-8PM, No Charge, Everyone Welcome!


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Want To Feel Bubbly All Over?

COME TONIGHT for Part-TWO of our Big-Theme Sparkling Wine-Tasting , 5-8PM, No
Charge Everyone Welcome , Monday, December 30th, 2013. Taste & Buy In Time For
New Year's Eve!

HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE EVERYONE!

THE STORE HAS NEVER, EVER BEEN FULLER, with more selection, with more product
behind the selection, never been better displayed or stocked and organized ...
and WE ARE READY for you and all your needs !

A Big " Shout Out " To Malkit and to Jagir for all their passion, diligence,
dedication and all the " extra hours " to being here and opening on Sundays now
to help any of you with " last minute " needs and requests! Thanks Malkit and
Jagir! THANK YOU, too for having the faith to invest in our current selections,
too : as we feel better-equipped now to handle any situation we encounter,
planned or unplanned!

CAN ONE EVER GET ENOUGH BUBBLY? I know, I know : not everyone shares the
bubbly passion. That's okay. That's why we have a full store filled right now to
overflowing with many more still wines than sparkling ones. Good. Something for
everyone : come check it all out and let us help you live your lives real and
imagined and fun and fanciful with whatever liquid libations 'n alcohols that
your heart or guts fancy?!

FUNNY, JUST BEFORE NEW YEAR'S WE SELL as much still ( non-sparkling wines )
as we do SPARKLING ONES. As some of you know we did our Sparkling Wine BIG THEME
Wine-Tasting here on Wednesday, December 4nd, 2013. We served 35 different types
and many of those are still here.

BECAUSE MANY of you could not come like Mark and Gay and Evie, Evan, Jim,
Richard, and so many more we decided to do another, smaller Big-Theme PART TWO
wine-tasting and to attach it to the wine-tasting that we had already planned
with Mike Cavanagh to taste more SALTON still and sparkling wines and also some
of the " new " OVER THE MOUNTAIN South African wines that Mike and his wife
Katie sell in their own import company called Cavanagh Family Imports. THUS : we
have five still wines which include from SALTON, in Serra Gaucha, Brazil :
1)  2012 Pinot Noir, $17.99,
2) SALTON  2011 Tannat dry red, $11.99, 12.5% alcohol by volume,  and the
3) SALTON " Flowers " off-dry, rather floral and fragrant and fruity white
blend, $10.99 that is 70% Moscadel.

FROM Mike From The Western Cape  , we have  ...

Seven Spring's OVER THE MOUNTAIN in South Africa ( as we celebrate both the
wine, and Nelson Mandela's inspiration and South Africa, too we have :
1) OVER THE MOUNTAIN 2010 Syrah, $21.99, 14% alcohol by volume dry red,
and ...
2) OVER THE MOUNTAIN Unoaked Chardonnay 2012, $15.99 a bottle, 13.5%
alcohol by volume

WE HAVE ALREADY SOLD many bottles of each so this will be a great opportunity
for you to try and buy some still-non-sparkling wines, too for tomorrow's
celebration as you may all tire of sparkling wines by then and want some still
wine to enjoy! This way you have choices, and you've just tasted them so they
will be fresh and exciting for tomorrow's celebrations!

WE OFFER TONIGHT Sparkling and Champagne wines, Prosecco , Cava, Vin Mousseux,
some dry , some sweet, some with more and tinier bubbles, some with fewer and
larger bubbles.

YOU WILL TASTE Sparkling Wines from Argentina, Austria,  Australia, Brazil,
France, Italy, Missouri, New York State, and Spain.

COME TRY ...

WHITE, ... like the NY State Vidal Blanc dry Shindig,$21.99...

ROSE ( includes the FABulous ESTANDON Sparkling dry rose from Provence, France,
$29.99 , and the STONE HILL, Missouri dry rose, 21.99 Methode Champenoise, and
the ... LOVISOLO dry Nebbiolo Piemonte, Italina rose, $16.99....and ...

RED  sparkling wines ( 2 types, one from Australia - THE CHOOK drier Sparkling Shiraz,
On Special for $19.99, 13% alcohol by volume, one fruitier  from Italy ), from
dry-to-sweet!

SPARKLING WINES AVAILABLE in -

- 187ml size from France and Spain(  like CODORNIU, individual or packed as
three for a gift, ...

- 375ml bottles from , New Mexico - GRUET , Champagne, France - DUMANGIN,
$27.99 Brut rose, $29.99 Brut; Burgundy, France - BAILLY-LAPIERRE Reserve -
$12.99,  Valdobiaddene,Prosecco - ADAMI , Italy, $14.99 ; ...  and

- in Magnums ( From France, that's two 750ml bottles in each magnum, 1.5ml
size ), like the CHARLES DE CASANOVE Non-Vintage Brut, $71.99 - great value - ,
also a dry Loire Valley one  ...         and in

- 3-Liters from France and Prosecco, Italy - the FOSS MARAI cut-glass
bottle, beautiful, #179.99 a bottle ( that's four 750ml bottles in each 3-Liter
- like DUMANGIN dry Brut and dry Brut rose from Champagne, France!

LOTS TO CHOOSE FROM, some of which we will taste, others you have already tasted
or you have to trust us when we recommend it to you!

YOU WILL TASTE : 3 Sparkling wines you already have tasted. 21 that are " new "
and you have not tasted, and 5 non-sparkling wines listed above that we have not
tasted yet.

WE  HAVE INTRODUCED MANY PORTUGUESE SPARKLING WINES to our customers as many of
you have never tried any sparkling wines from Portugal and were not even aware
that they made any either.TONIGHT : We have the CASAL GARCIA for you all to try
at $14.99 a bottle!

IF YOU WANT SOMETHING THAT IS UNDISCOVERED AND CUTTING EDGE come and buy some of
the various ones that we still have from white to rose to red as well as from
dry to off-dry and sweeter still. Most of them sell for less than $20 a bottle
and have clever packaging and sometimes very classic, old-world labels as well.

CUSTOMERS HAVE TOLD US that they have never seen so many sparkling/bubblies and
champagnes here at one time like this. It's true. We have a whole selection of "
new " as well as " Favorites ".

JOIN US TONIGHT ! No CHARGE!!

HERE IS ONE TO ENJOY  From our 1st BUBBLY Tasting : Highly Recommended:

- LAETITIA " Brut Cuvee " Arroyo Grande Valley, CA.( $19.99 ) dry sparkling
wine was recently owned by the DEUTZ French champagne house and recently sold.
It has maintained the high quality of DEUTZ and for years we have enjoyed
selling it when it was available to us. It's made in a methode champenoise
traditional technique from France and I like the extra flavor and intensity of
taste that involves some yeast and some nice bread/dough overtones. This is fun
and exciting for us and perhaps a brand new discovery for you. TASTED On Wed.
December 4th, 2013 Part-One BUBBLY Tasting, Highly-Recommended!

BEER From Santos :

1) SAMUEL SMITH Handcrafted Fruit Ale " Organic " English ale brewed with
cherry juice natural flavors added. It's On Special for $4.99 ( 1Pt. 2.7fl. USDA
Organic  merchantvin.com ) is something that would be especially nice now with
this really cold weather. Also, my family is in London and I want to mention an
English product as I think of them. This is from the Melbourn Brothers All Saint
Brewery in Stamford, England.

CIDER :

1)DLC Cider Hard Cider from Jefferson, Maryland, $11.99, 7.5% alcohol,
plus all the " other " CIDERWORKS here as well, dry, unique, refreshing!

LIQUEUR : To Mix With Sparkling Wines Tomorrow:

1) Framboise-Raspberry from MATHILDE ( $12.99 a 375ml bottle, 18%
alcohol, make a lighter-brighter Kir Royale ). Also have the traditional Creme
De Cassis.
2) Premium Limoncello Lemon Liqueur from GIOIA LUISA, from Sorrento,
Italy, $24.99 a bottle, 30% alcohol by volume, blend with Prosecco!
3) Mirto from TREMONTIS, from Sardinia, $32.99, 30% alcohol by volume, be
fun and cutting-edge and give the French Kir Royale a " new " definition!
Cheers!!
4) French Ginger Liqueur made with French VSOP Cognac from the DOMAINE De
CANTON ( On Special for $31.99, 28% alcohol by volume ) : GIVE a flavorful punch
of GINGER taste to the sparkling wine!
5) Elderflower liqueur flavor - Delice de Sureau -  of ST.-GERMAINE (
$32.99, 750ml bottle, Vie Parisiene en bouteille, 20% alcohol by volume , from
France ) : gives the sparkling wine a lovely elegant, delicate, charming
Elderflower taste. Cheers!!

LIQUOR :

1) RUSSELL'S " Reserve Rye " 6-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey ( $
56.99 ) is " new and Exciting " and well-worth the price. We had 55-year-old
veteran distiller of WILD TURKEY here a few months back pouring this as well as
all his other excellent small batches and " goodies " . Jimmy created quite a
stir here and we sure did have some fun. He knows so much and is willing to talk
about it and share with others. Thanks Jimmy : here's to you!

PORT :

1) BARROS LBV 2007 Port on display, $29.99. This will make a great gift
and something wonderful to warm you over these remaining holidays into the New
Year. There are only three left so do not delay and respond to this email or
call Chris or me immediately. Cheers .... it sure does have some nice character
and many wonderful nuances of flavor.

FOR FRIDAY, January 3rd, 2014 we have Joe Buchter of LVDH Imports here from
5-8PM to taste a selection of wines from France, Portugal and Spain : RISCO dry
Portuguese red, $10.99, BARCO NEGRE Portuguese dry red 2009 Duoro, $12.99, VILLA
BARBI dry white Orvieto from Umbria, $18.99, and CHABERT Roussanne, $8.99,
French Pays D'Oc dry white ... and ...

SATURDAY, January 4th, 2014,  WE WILL HAVE Various Bottles Open Here at my
and Michel's choice. This will be fun. Now we have the CHATEAU St.
DIDDIER-PARNAC Cahors' Malbec red blend French Malbec 2010, $15.99, 13% alcohol
by volume. We will try and talk Damien to come by and taste his dry 100%
Viognier Cotes Du Rhone French white as well, $17.99 and his Old-Vine Granacha
Spanish dry red, too, the TEOREMA, $11.99! We'll make the call now and see! CALL
us here if you need to know, 202-363-4265. We are winging-it for the moment as
all our focus is on BUBBLES right now!

COME BY AND HAVE A TOAST WITH US! Happy New Year 2014 - as we say Bye-Bye
to 2013 - ...    and

THANKS from Malkit, Jagir, Michel, Louis, Santos, Sifredo and Tony ( me )
for a Great Year and all you support, patronage and belief in us. We appreciate
it, really we do. You all are the best. We are here for you, really we are,
without you we cannot survive.

CHEERS and do stop by anytime.... we are always glad to see you.   TONY

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

[1]www.clevelandparkwine.com

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

References

1. http://www.clevelandparkwine.com/
2. mailto:sales@clevelandparkwine.com

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Always A New Face Or Two, A " New " Personality To Meet , Share & Enjoy A Brief Moment With ( Like When Jeremy Brought Me The South African Owner, Winemaker Of BIZOE Winery In South Africa ) That I Hope Will Always Grow Into More. Cheers! Happy New Year, This Is 2012-2013!!

Looking Back a a recent glorious past with many fine indivduals involved somehow in the wine or art business that I meet and get to share glorious " brief " moments with that I treasure ans which these pictures help me to recall and relive and thoroughly enjoy all over again as I share them through few  words and many pictures now with you. Enjoy, Happy New Year 2014 as we say Bye Bye to 2013 shortly. Cheers, sante,  Anthony ( TONY ) Quinn



A fine winemaker of Chenin Blanc white and Syrah red from South Africa that Jeremy that is from South Africa, but married an American from Arkansas now lives in Little Rock, Arkansas and runs his business from there! Small world, hello, happy New Year 2014 to you and your family Jeremy!










     Jeremy, you do have a " winning smile " that I am thrilled to capture here for the whole world to see and enjoy : cheers to you! Keep up the good work in Little Rock. I enjoyed my visit there this past year under sad circumstances but I enjoyed reconnecting with my family there and with trying to connect with you but to no avail this time! Funny how things work, I did see your fine South African wines when I went in search of " value " wines and I purchased a bottle or two and told my family as we enjoyed them about you! Cheers!




     I thought it was only the Italians that spoke with their hands Jeremy!




Nothing like a big smile, it's like finally making a connection that matters. Here with the South African owner and winemaker of BIZOE wines I think we've done just that! Cheers! Happy New Year 2014 to you, too!




     The BIZOE wines, both the Chenin Blanc and the Syrah - or is it a Shiraz blend ( ? ) were balanced, flavorful and very good and we would have bought and sold them if they had been available then, maybe now?



     We always have people stopping by to taste with us. We like that : keeping an hand on the " pulse " of the current wine world, essential, fun, entertaining, rewarding and , for me simply-stated : " What it's all about! " Everyone is welcome to join in and share and be a part of this glorious wine adventure! Cheers.


I love to take pictures with the wine owners and winemakers : it may be my only chance, you never know. Proactive. Cheers.



 

     Fine dry Chenin Blanc, otherwise called in South Africa : Steen , indeed!







Tasting it to be sure it's what it's supposed to be as they opened the bottles there in the store for us to enjoy. Thanks Jeremy. What a treat, what a pleasant surprise.



Pictured here is Richard Fitzpatrick that works with National Republic distributors that sells Jeremy's less expensive really low sulfur, organic STELLAR Organic Works wines to us, and that we need to buy some of now. I will ask Andrew our " new " sales person to send some in January 2014!





     Thanks Richard ( on the left above ), I never really got a proper chance to thank you for all the hard work you did for us in our behalf at Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits. It was a pleasure to work with you and to buy whatever it was like the Nicolas Feuillate French champagne, the RIDGE Vineyard wines, the COPPOLA " Sophia " sparkling and the " Claret " red blend, the RAVENSWOOD Zins, the STELLAR Organic Works wines of Jeremy, and so many more! You always had something up your sleeves when you came to see us from Australia to Argentina and to California, too! You were patient and always worked with us fairly and wisely and I am sure that is why you have been promoted at Republic National! Cheers to you, Happy New Year 2014!





     You look great as seen through your wine! Cheers!!








     The owner/ winemaker of BIZOE also wanted me to try this dry white of a fellow South African winemaker/ owner, which I was happy to do here. Thanks.




Notice my aged yellow wrist band LIVE STRONG : we should all!


   

     The Kennedy Center above , driving home from work and tasting the BIZOE wines and others, a good day at work! Now time for some " down time " that we all need.








     More to follow soon. Cheers, Enjoy this so far. Anthony ( TONY ) Quinn  Sunday late afternoon at 5PM on December 29th, 2013 ....

Saying Grazie To Maria Gemma Empson For Her Yearly Etchings Like This 2013 " Reaching For Grape-ness " & Her LAGARIA Wine Label Art Work, Too : Buon Annee 2014 Everyone!

I want to thank Maria Gemma Empson for her etching called " Reaching for Grape-ness " this year that I received at Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits December 17th, 2013. I love it, a bit gentler and the colors are so delicately pastel and " of the Italian earth and ground cover - including grapes, their vines and the invisible network of roots below in and around Milan and other wine regions that inspire you Maria. I love the female form, the suppleness, the curve and the sway and the gentle , so subtle interplay and exchange between female form and earth as, really they are one and the same, dependent upon one another for life, love, pleasure and artistic inspiration and expression. Grazie Maria, I still remember meeting you finally at Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits years ago with Neil when you were our honored guests at our Big-Theme Pinot Noir monthly wine-tasting. Being an artist myself your " Reaching for Grape-ness " speaks volumes to me. I have appreciated for years now receiving your yearly etching that you share and say : grazie " with. I still have them all and do treasure them. Grazie e buon New Year to you < Neil and Jara , and the rest of your family. Anthony ( TONY ) Quinn  12/29/13

I also want to add here that at Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits , 3423 Connecticut Avenue N.W. Washington D.C., 20008 Tel: 202-363-4265   anthony.quinn@clevelandparkwines.com and our Bacchus rep Sal Furfari we are doing a " end of year " push with both the LAGARIA dry Chardonnay and dry Pinor Grigio : both delightful, fresh lively, colorful, exuberant, balanced and fragrant dry whites, much as Maria's label suggests and makes you want to reach for when you see the bottles on a fine retailer's shelf , as the image and the colors both POP and say : " Come on honey, reach for us! ". Cheers Maria and Neil and Sal, great moment, great timing, great way to finish the year 2013 off with : bright and cheerful and filled with mystery and wonder! Grazie Maria!   TONY

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Discovering The Amazing Range Of Flavors & Tastes Of The French Champagne VOIRIN-JUMEL A Cramant, France Through The Palate Of Our Local Roanoke Imports' Rep Regis Scheithauer That Has Done An Amazing Job, Cheers- Sante Regis Et Voiren-Jumel! Merci A Vous Deux!! Bonne Annee 2014!

A cause de Regis de importations Roanoke en Virginie du Nord on vends vos champagnes excellents, tout la gamme ici a Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits a Washington D.C., 20008 202-363-4265 dans le quartier Cleveland Park ... et on va gouter cette apres-misi avec nos clientele le 1er Cru, $43.99 entre 2-6PM avec Regis Scheithauer! Venez nous joindre! Le suivre c'est bien ce que j'ai poste a notre page de Facebook : Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits, va la-bas et LIKE us s'il vous plait ... Bonne Annee a vous 2014! ...TODAY : Saturday, December 28th, 2013 0n this drop-dead gorgeous day here in Cleveland Park Northwest, Washington D.C. 20008, our local and excellent rep for Roanoke Imports, Regis Sheithauer will be here from 2-6PM pouring the TOCCO Extra Dry Veneto, Prosecco D.O.C., $16.99,  AS WELL AS the VOIRIN-JUMEL French Blanc de Blancs 1er Cru Brur non-vintage champagne from the champagne region called Cramant. It's a " recoltant-manipulant - grapes grown and harvested and produced into champagne " by the owners themselves so that they have complete control from start-to-finish on what they produce and only Nature and accidents can effect the eventual results of their fine champagne! This one's a beauty, we love it and enjoy having it here for you, quite complex and flavorful and yet quite bright and fresh, lively, and cheerful, too : balanced from start-to-long-finish! Come taste some, BUY SOME for New Year's eve! COME ALSO : on Monday, Dec. 30th, 2013 for our Part-Two BUBBLY Win-Tasting of 25 sparkling & still wines from 5-8PM, no charge, everyone welcome! Cheers, Anthony ( TONY ) Quinn 12/28/13 ....   Feter bien tous! Amuzey-bien aussi! Va Champagne Voirin-Jumel!   TONY


I had lots of great conversations today on the coldest day of the year 2014 so far!  Daniel came in to the store earlier carrying a beautiful bouquet of vibrant and colorful and loud, festive flowers of all kinds that shouted to be seen-heard! I loved them! Daniel and I spoke for awhile in the sparkling wine-French champagne section as he held a bottle of the inexpensive Sacy French champagne, $30.99. He asked me if that was the only French champagne we had chilled? I said : " No " and proceeded to show him one after another and he remarked that he and his wife drank a lot of champagne and he was pleased to see that we had a number of small-grower French champagnes like our 1er Cru VOIRIN-JUMEL, $43.99 a bottle that he eventually bought after we looked at the AGRIPART 7-Crus, $49.99, another dry Grand Cru rose, and more. Turns out he fessed-up to me just before leaving as he was paying ( I had mentioned that it must be an important celebration? ) and he said that he was making up for the fact that his wife had to put up with his family for two days and that they are trying, much more so than her family! That's nice Daniel. I hope this evening with the flowers and the Champagne VOIRIN-JUMEL 1er Cru have been a grand success. Cheers and Happy New Year to you both. Anthony ( TONY ) Quinn, Wednesday AM just now as I finish typing this from yesterday's really COLD day. What will later today hold for us all?!?



Friday, December 27, 2013

Discovering The Cenyth 2009 Sonoma County Red Wine Meritage-Bordeaux Blend Tonight Thanks To Scott Calvert Of Monument Import Selections On My Birthday, December 27th, 2013, & Sharing The Experience With My Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits Northwest, Washington D.C. , 20008 Customers & Making Them Happy! Cheers!


Scott Calvert of Manument Selections brought the CENYTH 2009 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot and 7% Malbec by for us to try on my birthday tonight that we shared with our customres here, $65.99 a bottle when we get it, from Sonoma County, 14.5% alcohol by volume, and EVERYONE liked it, there were requests to buy it, and we explained. We will get some for January 2014 to start off the new year really well! it's smooth, flavorful, bright and firm and balanced and with great emphasis on the purity of the fruit, never heavy, very drinkable, best with a meal, and worth the price. It's a good bottle of California " Meritage-Bordeaux-style red that Michel Dumas and Anthony ( TONY ) Quinn - me, can recommend to you all. I'm glad we could share it with some of you. Thanks Scott Calvert, thanks Monument and Andrew and Elyse, and , OF COURSE, thanks Cenyth! You all are the best. Cheers, Happy New Year 2014 to you all! Anthony ( TONY ) Quinn 12/27/13 this has been a great addition to my birthday here at work since I am at work! TONY Cleveland Park Wines 3423 Connecticut Avenue N.W. Washington D.C., 20008, 202-363-4265, anthony.quinn@clevelandparkwines.com.    Happy New Years All!  To a great 2014!   TONY

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Discovering Tonight, Christmas Eve & Drinking The Brut Nature SUST Vintage 2009 Of BODEGAS CARRAU, Uruguay With Family @ Home In Northern Virginia On Wednesday, December 24th, 2013 : Liking It Very Much - Gracias, Feliz Navidad Todos!

It's almost Christmas! Got home to enjoy a lovely meal with my family and opened a bottle of the BODEGAS CARRAU : S " SUST Brut Nature 2009 Vintage sparkling wine from Uruguay  that is produced with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes , in homage to Juan Carrau that must have started the winery back in 1930? It's really full and round and lush on the first taste, creamy and bright and fills the palate nicely and with little bite at all - very, VERY pleasing. It gets a bit more intense as it fills out more - develops more, and a bit more focused as well. Really nice to sip, very pleasing all by itself. It went great with the herbed- spiced oyster crackers that my wife baked as we sat and chatted and relaxed before the meal. Our Michael Downey rep, Brennan Downey the son brought me as a gift this bottle : my eyes lit up when he said it was a sparkling wine from Uruguay : " I know what you like Tony " Brennan said. he was right, too. I asked him : " Can we buy it, do you have some in stock? " " Yes, we just received some. " Brennan answered. Merry Christmas Brennan, Peggy, Shannon, Guilaume, Bill and all the rest that work today at Michael Downey Selections. merry Christmas Michael! Thinking of you all now as I get ready for bed as Christmas is always a special time as it is also the birthday of someone really special in our family and we will be celebrating that, too : with family friends and family - a very special time. This was a great start. The bottle of SUST had a label on it : TONY  Happy Holidays ...  Downey Selections ... Cheers, sante, merry, merry Christmas and happy holidays all!  Anthony ( TONY ) Quinn    I will buy some of this BODEGAS CARRAU ... I like it, fun and " new " and exciting ...   TONY   Feliz Navidad todos, gracias e hast luego amigos ...   TONY

Monday, December 23, 2013

Anthony Quinn's Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits' Store Tuesday December 23rd, 2013 Posted Today For Our Customers, Enjoy! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!


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

IT TAKES SO MANY PEOPLE, ALL AGES, FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD TO KEEP A VIBRANT
CLEVELAND PARK ALIVE and healthy and constantly changing and growing and we're
thrilled to be a part of all this! Thanks for including us in your rich and busy
lives ...

THIS IS THE TIME of our lives ...

Don't wait ...IT TAKES A CLEVELAND PARK ...

Like Carroll that is never too old to learn. He and his wife shop here and come
by and call us all the time. They buy when here, we deliver sometimes. He loves
his GEORGE DICKEL, his MOET & CHANDON, his HARVEY'S Bristol Cream... but as he
said this weekend : " Tony , I want you to teach me. " I recommended the AYALA
Non-Vintage Brut French champagne ( On Special for $40.99 a bottle instead of
the MOET Brut Imperial Non-Vintage champagne at $49.99 a bottle. For the Spanish
sherry I recommended to Carroll to try the ALEXANDRO Cream, $20.99 : his wife
still prefers the HARVEY'S so we keep both. EVERYONE has to be happy, as Elmo
The Grouch said years ago on Sesame Street :  " Everyone plays again. "

WE NEED all our customers to feel comfortable and welcome here. There's a lady
that grew up here and tells amazing stories of spending the whole day
practically across the street at the Uptown Movie house and going to the same
movie more than once, the prices were insanely low and the whole day cost way
less than a dollar for so much popcorn, soda and entertainment : those were SOME
DAYS!

IT TAKES lawyers that are amateur photographers like Michael that bring us gifts
of their own calendars with their own photos in black-and-white that we use here
to record the dates when owners and winemakers will be here doing in-store
wine-tastings, as well as other " events ", from dinners, beer, cider and liquor
and liqueur tastings as we are equal opportunity to everything as you all are
interested today in everything!

WE ENJOY the shared experiences of so many like the quiet man that comes and
plays the lottery and that Stephen my friend and customer told me that I know,
that I speak to in French, and that wrote the story : " To Sir With Love " where
Lulu sang so beautifully in the movie and that Sidney Poitier acted so
brilliantly in!

AND OUR MOVIE STAR look-alikes : Michael that looks like Brad Pitt and his wife
Penelope that presents herself with the warmth and charm of Susan Sarandon, that
have a lovely daughter in John Eaton and Michael today needs beer for a good
friend and so has just selected some large format bottles like ALAGASH, some
Riondo " New " Baby Blue Sky RIONDO, $12.99, and other things, too. Thanks
Micahel, grazie Michael : he loves Italy and goes often ...

NASA'S ANDREA that we love and that always needs a three-liter bottle to give to
her dad each holiday season. She just stopped by and picked up a bottle each -
packaged nicely in wooden boxes of Spain's  :  1) MAD DOG 2003 red blend of
Shiraz, MONASTRELL and Canernet, $79.99, and  the  2) LIBRANDI from owner Paolo
who's wife had a baby recently that has tasted here with you all, his 3-liter
Gravello IGT Gaglioppo Calabrian Italin red 2010, $133.99, too. These two will
provide a nice contrast to one another and we have a couple of bottles each here
for any of you looking for a large size! Let us know how these two go this
holiday season Andrea? Cheers.

IT TAKES Clark that knows our favorite " Pam The Butcher " to come by for a
bottle of the BORGES' Ruby port, $11.99 that will be used in a recipe soon to
stop by and say " hello ",  ask : "what's a ruby port? I've never heard of it. "
I explained. Clark said he's sitting on a case of port at home. I asked him to
write down what it was so that we can better help him here. It may be a vintage
port, or it may be a Late-Bottled-Vintage port, or a Tawny or even a Ruby port
or a " Character House " style that shows the typical style of the Portuguese
port in it? Once I see what it is I will be able to advise him to to serve, and
when to drink what he has : IMAGINE : twelve bottles of port just sitting
there?! Good thing that they age slowly and gracefully and are nearly
indestructable!

THANKS Cathie, thanks Samantha for your cake and cookies thanks STEVE Our Eye
Doctor Across The Street for your gift of Pretzel-chocolate-covered treats ...

THANKS Melanie Asher and Aunt Rosa for your cinammon bread- or is it banana
bread!

ROMA stopped by just now, poked her head around the corner of our office, waved
and said : " Merry Christmas! " Thanks Roma for that and for all the great
visits and conversations over these many years. She just got a bottle of the
Eric Mellot " Sincerity " dry Loire Valley still rose, $10.99, a favorite, and
made by a fine Sancerre producer, too! What a value. We need all the VALUES that
we can get, can hold onto, not lose, remember, cherish and live with and by ...
cheers Roam ...

EMILY JUST STOPPED BY, she needed a red for lasagna, maximum cost $30 a bottle.
I sold her the D & N  FOSSI  Vino Nobile de Montepulciano 2007, $21.99, anfd
them two Croatian wines, a dry red Teran indigenous wine, from TRAPAN , $32.99,
and then the last dry white Mavasia from BASTIANICH, $21.99 a bottle! She wants
to go there and to Italy as she's Croatian on her mother's side. I told her we
would help her and that Scott of Monument Imports that will pour wines here this
Friday sells us the BASTIANICH " Adriatico : series and that perhaps he can pour
some, or Alex that sells us the TRAPAN can help her with her visit? Cheers
Emily, thanks for stopping by, thanks for your beautiful smile.

IT INVOLVES CALLS like the one I just got now from Tom that simply asked me on
the phone : " Do you sell Barolo? " I said immediately : " Of course. " He then
said : " Do you have any 2008? " I responded : " Is that all you need to know? "
He responded : " Yes " So I went to see what we had, returned with a bottle in
my hands and told him : " We only have Barolos from the 2007 vintage like
VIETTI, $54.99 a bottle. We also have the BRUNO ROCCA 2008 Barbaresco, $61.99
that's like a Barolo, from the same Piemonte region, using the same Nebbiolo
grape, and with similarities to a Barolo. " Tom said he would think about it and
call back if he needs the BRUNO ROCCA 2008 Barbaresco. I told him my name was
Tony. We will now wait and see? Cheers Tom, Happy Holidays 2013 I wished him
before hanging up.

IT SURE DOES TAKE A CLEVELAND PARK with a National Zoo to have spectacular
lights like those Holiday Zoo Lights that are so bright and colorful and that
present such a vibrant contrast to each other there almost side-by-side, one
tree after the other, and climbing all the way up the stark brown tree trunks as
they do! Wow, imagine of there was a structure to walk up in the tree tops like
they do in western Australia in the old, ancient trees just about an hour's
drive from Denmark, Western Australia that is so breathtaking! This could be,
too. Anyone ever thought of this before? Cheers. Good work, what a lovely
spectacle for this time of year. Bravo!

I GOT A CALL EARLIER from Beth asking me : " Do you still have the two bottles
of the JOHNNIE WALKER GREEN that I bought and paid for last week? " I said : "
Yes. " And then Beth added : " Tony, can you mix me up a case of
medium-to-full-bodied reds that I can give some as gifts and some for myself? "
I said : " Sure. " Beth came by just now and asked me if I had done her case,
and I said I had . We chatted, got her rung up for the case. Found out she does
marketing for Ogilvy Public Relations, that she's done work for Diagio . that :
" JOHNNIE WALKER GREEN is : " My favorite. So smooth and so nice. " Sorry they
are not making it anymore Beth. Happy holidays to you !

CLEVELAND PARK TAKES people like Evan that's organizing a tasting on the Tannat
grape used all over the world like in Madiran, southwest, France where it's the
best-known, as well as now in Uruguay and also in Brazil where SALTON Vineyards
is making an excellent version that we sell for $11.99 that made Evan perk up
immediately and want to try to include in his tasting of five Tannats for his
group that meets locally, they set up several tables  - up to twelve tables, and
each table gets a bottle to share . It's fun, it's entertaining, it's
educational, too!

CLEVELAND PARK NEEDS PEOPLE, TOO like Jim that comes with his Summer and his
Winter sampler of music mixes that he gives out for free and helps to spread the
world of music that is quickly dying and disappearing as it is old and not
available anymore. I sold Jim a bottle of this SALTON Vineyards' Tannat dry red,
$11.99, that he liked and wanted a case now!

OUR COMMUNITY @ CLEVELAND PARK is also about getting letters in the mail like
the one Michel just gave me from this very same Jim that addressed it to : Tony
Quinn & Michel Dumas . Michel loved how it was addressed : Jim ... Total Wine
Trash ... and wanted to see the label that's Jim's personal invention : called
:  FLEUR DE PLONK  2013   " Deep Dew-Dew Red  " ... Alc. by Vol 14%   ,
Bonaparte, and the Government Warning reads : " Changing patterns of female
pregnancy ... have brought us new drinking regulations. Visit our web sit - ...
" I cannot print it all here , ask to see the label and we will share it.

CLEVELAND PARK has people like Jane that we have known forever that loves French
red Burgundies, California Zinfandels, traveling, culture, the local museums,
theater, our wine-tastings, that knows well the same Jim mentioned above and
that have been at his home when he tastes the wines he has found while visiting
many of the lesser-known states for wine on his BMW motorcyle - until it was
stolen in front of another wine store - not ours - Phew! - and then opens these
various bottles with whoever shows up to his home on the Sunday afternoons.
Thanks Jim.

SO, AS YOU CAN SEE ...

IT TAKES A GROUP , it takes many people, it takes many organizations, many
businesses, many individuals, many people of all ages and all religions, all
ways of life, all cultures, all countries, all colors and that's Cleveland Park
at it's most dynamic, most appealing, most interesting, most engaging ...

LIKE ...

Michon and Taqquiena that just came in with a request for a $10-$12 bottle of
dry white that would be good with a recipe from the book " Jerusalem ", a
cookbook by Ottenghi for Pan Fried Sea Bass. They are going to Twitter me with a
picture the results and how the PURATO Pura Sicilia dry white blend of Organic
grapes  Pinot Grigio and Cataratto went with it, $12.99. I had to bump them up a
dollar from their budget to have a wine with enough flavor to hold up to the
extra seasoning! They were cool with that, thanks Michon and Taquiena. Happy
holidays and happy new year 2014 to you both and your families, too!

We ALSO HAVE HERE Sarah that came looking for reds for a lamb dish. Michel
helped her. She had three bottles in her hand and asked me what I thought for
lamb ? 1) TERRA SAVIA Reserve Petit Verdot 2009 Organic California Dry red, On
Special for $29.99 a bottle, the  2) Chateau Cheval Brun Grand Cru 2009
Saint-Emilion red Bordeaux On Special for $31.99, and a bottle of the OBSIDIAN
Cabernet Sauvignon On Special for $27.99 a bottle. I said these would be fine,
especially with a flavorful version of lamb. Cheers Sara! Enjoy!

I WAS STRUCK , too by a visit from two of our oldest, charming and faithful
local Cleveland Park customers, Hona and Lidia. They have discerning relatives
that really know their French Armagnacs and Cognacs and needed to have some " of
the very best " in each category. Once I fully understood their request I was
able to really help them and they bought a bottle each of the PAUL GIRAUD Grand
Champagne Cognac XO for $70.99 a bottle, and the TARIQUET XO Bas Armagnac,
$82.99. That was just this past Saturday. What fun. I know that they will have
happy relatives as these are two of the very best! Cheers Hona and Lidia, happy
holidays to you and to your relatives. Travel safely.

WE HAD Nicolas' parents from San Raphael by Nice. It was nice to meet Nicolas'
father, Jean. Jean's wife Monique was shopping in another store. Jean and
Nicolas needed good French wines at a good price so I showed them some Touraine
Sauvignon Blanc On Special for $12.99 from Eric Fournie. We still have a few
bottles left of this excellent, full-blast-flavored dry Sauvignon Blanc! Now
it's just a matter of waiting and having Nicolas or Jean come back with their
report! Cheers, sante a vous, bonne annee 2013!

MARY ANNE just came by needing Marsala for a Chicken Marsala dish/ recipe and
she bought a small, 375ml bottle of the DUCA Di CASTEMONTE I.P.  D.O.C. since
1880  V.L.Q.P.R.D. for $9.99, going with a half-bottle because she does not know
if she will drink any while cooking, or serve any with the meal, though I
suggested she do both as Marsala was made for drinking and not just for cooking
: try some ; live a little, largely!

SO :

IT TAKES A CLEVELAND PARK to be all that we can be as individuals and as a
functioning group of people gathered together here for the wonderful but brief
and fleeting moments that we have here and on this glorious land and wonderful
and amazing earth of ours!

WE @ CLEVELAND PARK Ales, Beers, Ciders, Spirits, Waters, Olive Oil & Wines are
thrilled to be a part of this and of your lives. Thanks for that! Thanks for
your faith and trust in us.

...

DON'T WAIT until the weather turns nasty as it most surely will and soon.  I
implore you all to call , come by, think about what you may all need for the
rest of this December to celebrate your holidays with family and friends.

THERE'S NO BETTER TIME THAN NOW to shop as the store is filled with " new " and
" exciting " things in all categories for you to enjoy as the temperatures
tumble and you want to bundle up and enjoy that precious time you have off with
family and friends. Read on :

BEERS :

CHECK WITH SANTOS for the availability and prices of these below:

1) LIEFMANS Goudenband Juicy is " one of the world's most complex beers. An
aged Belgian Brown Ale... it is brewery-cellared for many months until it
matures, only then is it blended and bottled. " It's a 750ml bottle beautifully
wrapped in paper. Try this Belgian Brown Ale!

2) Tripel Ale Brewed With Honey & Ginger from BEERHIVE, this high gravity
series from NEW HOLLAND ( www.NewHollandBrew.com, Vintage 2010, 1 pint, six f.
oz, 8.4% Alc. by volume is made from Little John's local bees that create a
wildflower honey that gives a sweetness, an earthiness complexity with a snap of
ginger, too. Great with fresh veggies, soft-ripened cheese, fruit of late
summer, custards and biscuits. Fun, great package, great gift, too.

3) Baltic Porter Winter Brew from DOMINION ( a 6-pack, 6.8% alc. by volume,
12 fl. oz, made in Dover, Delaware ) is " a bottom-fermented lager brewed to
meet your need for warmth on a cold winter's night. Hints of licorice, toffee
&chocolate mingle with German Pilsner, Crystal, Dark Speciality Malts and a
touch of Rye giving our Porter a full-bodied taste. "

LIQUEUR :

1) Nux Alpina / Walnut Liqueur Nusse-Noix-Nocino  from Osterreichisches
Ereugins, 375ml bottle size, product of Austria is here at last! We have had so
many requests recently for a walnut liqueur and there simply has been none for
us until we got this one last week. Beautiful, stylish bottle shape and
presentation and it, too would make a great gift for someone wanting something
fun and definitely on the cutting edge!

LIQUOR :

1) Vieux Carre Absinthe Superieure grain neutral spirits distilled with
herbs with additional herbs added is On Special for $56.99, 60% alc. by volume (
120 proof, ) and was a Gold Medal winner at the San Fransisco Spirits
Competition 2009. It's made and bottled by PHILADELPHIA DISTILLING and inspired
by New Orleans the old-quarter- vieux carre - the soul of the city. Great
package, great gift that will keep on giving until it's all done. Go to :
www.VieuxCarreAbsinthe.com for more info. Cheers.

Wines : From Michel Dumas and Tony -

WHITE - Try the full and firm and fragrant, FLESHY, creamy -dreamy 2011 "
Lamelle " Toscana I.G.T. Chardonnay from IL BORRO , from San Giustino Valdarno,
Arezzo, Tuscany, $30.99, that's na delight to drink with or without a meal - so
deliciously subtle and pleasing.

REDS -

1) -Counoise, this " Cuvee " made from the indigenous grape called Counoise
( one of the thirteen grapes that are blended to make the famous French
Chateauneuf-Du-Pape ) at $17.99 from the DOMAINE MONPERTUIS is a real joy and so
fun and unique and special. You have to love it : I used it recently in one of
my wine-classes and it was a huge hit. You need to try it on for size, fit and
feel - you won't be sorry that you did. It will hold it's own against many meals
served at this time of the year.

2) Dolcetto D'Alba 2011 from Andrea Oberto, $21.99, 13% alcohol by volume,
from Italy's Piemonte region, this dry and tasty red will cut through many
flavors, may sauces, and really refresh and brighten and accent any meal. It's a
great food wine as it helps to highlight a food as the food helps to flesh it
out even more - together the combination is a piece of magic on earth, a piece
of magic locally here in Cleveland Park and around here! Cheers.

CHAMPAGNES :  & CALENDAR OF TASTINGS :

Friday, December 27th, 2013 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Scott of Monument imports
here to taste California, Oregon, Washington State, some great sparkling Cava
wine - the MONTEVICOR that's made from the Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir grapes.
$17.99 a bottle - delicious! Colorful, festive label, too!

Saturday, December 28th, 2013 ( 2-6PM ) We have Regis here to try two
delicious and value Prosecco Veneto wines, One for only $10.99 a bottle, and the
TOCCO Prosecco D.O.C. Michelangelo TOMBACCO for $16.99 - bright, fresh, vibrant-
a whole party and so energetic and so dance-like/musical, too! WOW!! It's a
pleaser! ALSO the French Champagne, a 1er Cru VOIRIN-JUMEL Brut Non-Vintage from
Cramant, a Blanc de Blancs, $43.99 a bottle, 12% alcohol by volume - that's so
tasty and flavorful and mesmerizing, too! Another great winner.

Monday - December 30th, 2013 : Our PART TWO  Bubbly-Champagne - Sparkling
Wine-Tasting With a few still wines, too from Brazil ( SALTON Vineyards' Brut,
Muscatelle sweet, and their dry still Pinot Noir and Tannat mentioned above ...
and South Africa's OVER THE MOUNTAIN dry Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc and
Syrah dry red ... to challenge and please and surprise you all - in the spirit
of discovery and celebrating! Ohhhhhhh WHAT FUN! Come with family and friends,
no charge ever! JOIN US.

WE HAVE MANY MORE THINGS, TOO Of Course - but not enough time to list
everything. These Are But A Few of the SPECIALS we have going now here in
Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits and we encourage you to come by in person and
check out the variety of beers, liquors, liqueurs, etc.

I'M SURE I'VE FORGOTTEN SOMETHING but it's time to post this.

I had a great  writing about Stephen Stills and Veronique Sanson and the concert
that I saw them perform in Paris on Thursday, June 1st, 1978 vers minuit- close
to midnight at the Palais des Sports at the Port of Versailles when I was in my
twenties... wonderful.

Go to : chatwine.blogspot.com.

ALSO please LIKE us and follow us daily on Facebook at : Cleveland Park Wines &
Spirits.
ALSO FOLLOW us on Twitter at : cpwinespirits and also at wineenabler.

CHEERS and THANKS For ALL Your SUPPORT!! Happy Holidays to one and to all and -

SHOP NOW! SHOP EARLY : Come while we have so very much for you to choose from
.... AND AT SALE PRICES, Too ... Call us with any questions at : 202-363-4265.

WE DELIVER, call for orders, 20-2363-4265. Thank you again,   TONY
Please visit our website below for more information, events and specials, and
our calender of wine tastings!

[1]www.clevelandparkwine.com

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

This is Anthony Quinn's Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits' Store Email Written & Posted Two Years Ago The Week Of Christmas 2011. Enjoy!


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

THIS IS THE TIME TO SHOP : NOW!

Don't wait until the weather turns nasty as it most surely will and soon. I've
heard predictions for a bad storm to hit us in mid December and so I implore
you all to call , come by, think about what you may all need for the rest of
this December to celebrate your holidays with family and friends.

THERE'S NO BETTER TIME THAN NOW to shop as the store is filled with " new
" and " exciting " things in all categories for you to enjoy as the
temperatures tumble and you want to bundle up and enjoy that precious time you
have off with family and friends. Read on :

BEERS :

1) LIEFMANS Goudenband Juicy is " one of the world's most complex beers.
An aged Belgian Brown Ale... it is brewery-cellared for many months until it
matures, only then is it blended and bottled. " It's a 750ml bottle beautifully
wrapped in paper an On Special for $10.99. Try this Belgian Brown Ale!

2) Tripel Ale Brewed With Honey & Ginger from BEERHIVE, this high gravity
series from NEW HOLLAND ( On Special for $7.49, www.NewHollandBrew.com, Vintage
2010, 1 pint, six f. oz, 8.4% Alc. by volume is made from Little John's local
bees that create a wildflower honey that gives a sweetness, an earthiness
complexity with a snap of ginger, too. Great with fresh veggies, soft-ripened
cheese, fruit of late summer, custards and biscuits. Fun, great package, great
gift, too.

3) Baltic Porter Winter Brew from DOMINION ( On Special for $8.99 a
6-pack, 6.8% alc. by volume, 12 fl. oz, made in Dover, Delaware ) is " a
bottom-fermented lager brewed to meet your need for warmth on a cold winter's
night. Hints of licorice, toffee &chocolate mingle with German Pilsner,
Crystal, Dark Speciality Malts and a touch of Rye giving our Porter a
full-bodied taste. "

ITALIAN TUSCAN EXTRA-VIRGIN OLIVE OILS :

1) Olio Extra Vergine Di Oliva 500ml ( $32.99 ) from Greve, Chianti
Classico ia 500ml bottle made by Azienda Agricola SAVAGNOLA PAOLINA the "
Mozart " of Chianti Classicos and so it follows that this extra virgin olive
oil is the Mozart of olive oils! It's so elegant and smooth - not bite or burn
at all - as refines yet flavorful as it gets " GREAT GIFT!

2) Olio Extra Vergine Di Oliva, $37.99 from ANTICO PODERE " La Costa " and
made at the CASTELLO Di POPPIANO ( from Conte Guicciardini that's been here
before tasting with you all - also written up and highly recommended in the
Washington Post Food section - a whole article devoted to olive oils from
Tuscany and singling this one out ) is another very special gift.

LIQUEUR :

1) Nux Alpina / Walnut Liqueur Nusse-Noix-Nocino ( $37.99 ) from
Osterreichisches Ereugins, 375ml bottle size, product of Austria is here at
last! We have had so many requests recently for a walnut liqueur and there
simply has been none for us until we got this one last week. Beautiful, stylish
bottle shape and presentation and it, too would make a great gift for someone
wanting something fun and definitely on the cutting edge!

LIQUOR :

1) Vieux Carre Absinthe Superieure grain neutral spirits distilled with
herbs with additional herbs added is On Special for $56.99, 60% alc. by volume
( 120 proof, ) and was a Gold Medal winner at the San Fransisco Spirits
Competition 2009. It's made and bottled by PHILADELPHIA DISTILLING and inspired
by New Orleans the old-quarter- vieux carre - the soul of the city. Great
package, great gift that will keep on giving until it's all done. Go to :
www.VieuxCarreAbsinthe.com for more info. Cheers.
2) Ultra-Premium Blanche White Armagnac that's clear like a vodka, this "
new rage " CHATEAU DE LAUBADE Blanche Armagnac  is On Special now for the
holidays at $52.99 a bottle, has a beautiful bottle design that you can see
through and packaged also in a see-through box 0- stylish and fun and will make
a great gift as it is the " latest thing " in French Armagnac.

Wines :

WHITES -

1) Dafni indigenous grape variety from Crete, 2007 dry white wine with
loads of character and distinct flavors is made by LYRARAKIS and is On Special
for $15.99 ( regularly $19.99 ) and has enough body and taste to hold it's own
against many a holiday meal - lovely, intriguing!

2) Dry White Burgundy 2009 from the small town of Saint-Veran, this " Vins
Auvigue " from Le Moulin Du Pont  is On Special for $22.99 ( regularly $29.99 )
and it sure is pretty and bright and smooth and creamy sun-fused flavors that
cajole, and linger and just lie around soaking up the quality that is the
moment you are sharing while drinking it - ahhhhhhh, take a load off with this
velvety 100% Chardonnay - it does not get much better when you want to relax
and tilt your head back and dream...

3) Montagny 1er Cru " Les Bassets " 2007 from the DOMAINE LAURENT COGNARD
is On Special for $27.99 ( regularly it is $39.99 a bottle ) and is the
opposite of the Saint-Veran. This bottle is complex and multi-layered and very
flavorful with both many highs and lows in it's ranges as well as some solid
middle flavors, too. This is a serious food wine that will hold it's own
against many varied food flavors. Enjoy the Saint-Veran before the meal and
then this Montagny with your holiday meals. Cheers.

4) 2008 Chardonnay from the Chalone Appellation in California, this
Estate-Grown Chardonnay is On Special for $22.99 and we are very pleased to
have it here once again. This is a BIG-SAVINGS with CHALONE, you get the extra
flavor and taste for a third-off here. Come check it out and see if it's to
your taste.

Reds -

1) NEMEA Agiogitiko V.Q.P.R.D. dry red Greek 1999 is On Special for $10.99
( regularly $14.99 ) and it got a fine review when it was first released in the
Washington Post newspaper by Ben Giliberti I believe. We've been selling it now
off-and-on for the last two years and we have the very last of it. You should
check it out if you have not already : medium-to-light-bodied and the old
world, classic style of wine-making. It's showing beautifully now - and WHAT A
GREAT DEAL!

2) Cabernet Sauvignon from HESS' Allomi Vineyard 2007 Napa Valley
Estate-Grown is On Special for $24.99 and is showing really well now. Great
package, too for a really nice gift to someone special that loves California
wine.

3) Counoise, this " Cuvee " made from the indigenous grape called Counoise
( one of the thirteen grapes that are blended to make the famous French
Chateauneuf-Du-Pape ) at $15.99 is a real joy and so fun and unique and
special. You have to love it : I used it recently in one of my wine-classes and
it was a huge hit. You need to try it on for size, fit and feel - you won't be
sorry that you did. It will hold it's own against many meals served at this
time of the year.

CHAMPAGNE -

1) Champagne MOUTARDIER Brut Nature is 100% Pure Meunier , that's Pinot
Meuniere, no Chardonnay or no Pinot Noir was tasted here by Jody Jackman at our
Big-Theme Bubbly tasting two weeks ago and I must say that it really impressed
me a whole lot. It's got so much flavor and so much taste - broad and rich and
fuller yet quite balanced flavors - really nice! What a treat : we sell it for
$49.99 a bottle and I am thrilled to have it. Everyone needs to try it to learn
more about the third champagne grape - the Pinot Meunier!

WE HAVE MANY MORE, Of Course : These Are But A Few of the SPECIALS we have
going now here in Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits and we encourage you to come
by in person and check out the variety of beers, liquors, liqueurs, etc.

OUR WEEK'S TASTINGS -

Friday, December 17th, 2010 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Arielle Monaco here from
Country Vintners and we are going to taste some great Aussie wines as the
Aussies need our help these days in a big way.
We will feature Robert Whale that has decided to close his import company
called ROBERT WHALE Selections and so Arielle will taste his CORIOLE 2008
Sangiovese Shiraz blend ( On Special for $12.99 ) that drinks beautifully now.
ALSO : the famous dog named Jim-Jim of High Hamilton of the HUGH HAMILTON
winery in McLaren Vale has just passed away so we will taste the famous Jim-Jim
Shiraz.
We will also taste from Rob Gibson the Loose End GSM dry red 2006 - a
blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Merlot( On Special for $13.99 ).
From Nick Stacey at WEST CAPE HOWE in Denmark, western Australia we will
taste the dry red Tempranillo 2008 ( $17.99 ).
From LONGVIEW Vineyards in Adelaide, South Australia we will taste the Red
Bucket unoaked Chardonnay, too at $13.99.
And from Dan Pannell of the PICARDY Vineyard in Pemberton, western
Australia we will taste the " Merlimont " dry red Bordeaux-style 2005 ( $22.99
).
They are great people and they need our support now more than ever - and
they make great wines, too. Join us, Arielle will be here pouring for you all.
Cheers, never any charge.

Saturday, December 18th, 2010 ( 3-7PM ) : We have John & Theresa Morrison
here of their own South African import company called Boutique Vineyards 34
South pouring an assortment of South African wines: BEAUMONT Pinotage (2008,
$24.99 ) as well as the BEAUMONT Port-Style red- both from Walker's Bay : as
well as the ROBERT ALEXANDER Shiraz 2007 ( $19.99  ) made by Nico Van Der Merwe
in Stellenbosch,  as well as ' The Ladybird " 2009 Organic Viticulture
Simonberg-Stellenbosch from LAIBACH ( $21.99 ).We may also pour the DIEUX DONNE
dry red 1999, too if we have room from Franschoek. We will have plenty of
goodies for you all to taste as well as the DE MEYE Little River red blend of
Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon - something for everyone.
THERESA MORRISON also has a book that she wrote that she can sign ( $19.99
- All the money goes to Breast Cancer research - and the book's amazing! )
called CAPE VINELANDS - and the subject is what can a family of people do when
they visit these vineyards in South Africa.

ALSO BIG BOURBON TASTING : Saturday, December 18th from 5-8PM: Ravi Sharma
has organized a tasting of the following bourbons:

1) KNOB CREEK
2) JIM BEAM Black
3) MAKERS MARK 46 and
4) R1 Rye

NEVER ANY CHARGE - Join Us! Bring family and friends, everyone is welcome
all the time.

DON'T FORGET - OUR CHAMPAGNE DINNER at PETITS PLATS Featuring the
Champagnes of the Ed Addis Selections : 5 Courses/ 5 Champagnes December 14th
and December 20th at 6:30PM Call the restaurant to reserve a seat at :
202-518-0018. I have the menus here for you all to study. It's $95 everything
included. Come check out Chef Patrick Moulet's cooking at 2653 Connecticut
Avenue N.W. just a few long blocks from her. It will be great, we will have a
great time.

I'M SURE I'VE FORGOTTEN SOMETHING but it's time to post this/ send this. I
had a great time last night writing about Stephen Stills and Veronique Sanson
and the concert that I saw them perform in Paris on Thursday, June 1st, 1978
vers minuit- close to midnight at the Palais des Sports at the Port of
Versailles when I was in my twenties... wonderful. Go to :
chatwine.blogspot.com. Also the new Facebook page of ours is updated at :
clevelandparkwine&spirits as well as our web page at :
www.clevelandparkwine.com.

CHEERS and THANKS For ALL Your SUPPORT!! Happy Holidays to one and to all
and -

SHOP NOW! SHOP EARLY : Come while we have so very much for you to choose
from ....   TONY


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

[1]www.clevelandparkwine.com

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

References

1. http://www.clevelandparkwine.com/
2. mailto:sales@clevelandparkwine.com

Sunday, December 22, 2013

It's Now An Unofficial Official Ritual & Part Of The Loose-Tight-Knit Fabric Of The Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits Family In Cleveland Park , Northwest, Washington D.C., 20008 When Melanie Asher Of MACCHU PISCO & Her Aunt Rosa Make & Offer Pisco Sours To Our Customers, Gracia Dos Lindas Senoritas!!






It was such a great surprise to see Melanie Asher and her Aunt Rosa that came by earlier and poked their heads into our office at the same time and surprised and overwhelmed me with joy that just erupted up and out of me as I quickly rose from my seat to embrace them both and welcome them to the store! Wow, what a treat, what a pleasure! They cam bearing a beautiful cake of some kind all beautifully packaged and adorned in holidays shiny colors and paper that reflected all the light around it. Thanks - gracias Melanie e Aunt Rosa, muchas gracias lindas senoritas! It's so good - it was so good to see you and spend some time with you, to have you taste with Estebe earlier his Spanish wines, cavas and sherries, too. We love your LA DIABLADA and MACCHU PISCO piscos that we sell, and I am glad to have given you an order to send to us this Monday as I could see we were getting low and need to have plenty to sell through the holidays. I also hope that we can set up a last tasting with you both of the year to ring in the " New Year " in a great way? What days are you both free? let us know and we will MAKE SOME NOISE for your excellent Peruvian piscos! And MAKE EVEN MORE NOISE for the Pisco Sours that the two of you make and share with all our customers, those are a frothy wonderland of cream and confection and your special pisco and the lemon juice and that accented splash of Angostura of Bitters from Trinidad that makes us all rise up and bubble up and over with joy just like I did earlier when I saw you both! Feliz Navidad los dos lindas chicas! Anthony ( TONY ) Quinn e hasta luego ... TONY 12/21/13



Here's a picture from the first Peru Fashion Night, held last night at the Grand Hyatt Washington hotel. Macchu Pisco was proud to have participated in this terrific event. Central in the picture are Peruvian Ambassador Harold Forsyth and Cultural Attache Flor Diaz.


It's all about family and community and trying to work together. We have worked with Melanie and Aunt Rosa going back many years : I cannot remember, was it 2006 or 2007 that we started to promote MACCHO PISCO? I think so : I have photos from back then I believe. We did some holiday tastings and I have pictures of that, too. I will find and post them as they are priceless, really wonderful memories of times that we worked to teach our customers about what Peruvian Pisco is and how it is different from brandy and Armagnac and Cognac. We have spoken about the grapes, the ones that give and add more flavor and character. We have also shown how great the taste can be of the Pisco in making a really fine Pisco Sour. I remember years ago having Melanie or Aunt Rosa give me my first to try that they made in our office with their blender. Wow, it amazed and so pleased me so completely, I was hooked, line and sinker - hooked! I believe it was Aunt Rosa that offered me my first Pisco and then Melanie that handed me my second. I accepted it readily, Just like In Cassablanca : it was the start of a beautiful relationship that continues to grow. Cheers, happy New Year 2014, happy holidays everyone : GO PERU! Our  good friend Kim and her group of ladies went recently and climbed four four days and nights stopping to sleep and drink and eat : beer and Pisco I believe, and good food, too!  Anthony ( TONY ) Quinn  12/22/13

Friday, December 20, 2013

Rediscovering SILVERADO Vineyards In Napa Valley Through Jamaican Carmelia @ Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits Wednesday Afternoon, December 18th, 2013 : And Today the 20th Making The Connection To The Movie About Mr. Banks & Mary Poppins : Oh What Fun!

Part ONE of a Part TWO conversation with Carmelia. Cheers,  TONY 12/20/13



 I met Carmelia two days ago as she came shopping for two bottles of Chardonnay and asked me if we had KENDALL JACKSON? I said " No ". but that I had an assortment of other California chardonnays depending on her needs? I said, too that we had carried the KENDALL JACKSON Chardonnay but were out and that we had not had many requests for it. She probed a bit deeper about this and I said that we wer trying to keep many of the smaller vineyards alive in California and not the biggest or most successful as KENDALL JACKSON. I said : " We're a small store, we support small wineries. ". She smiled her gentle smile where her eyes beam brightly - boy, there's a light inside you Carmelia, and I love it! Oh, before I go on I have to say that as we approached our American chardonnay section Carmelia told me that she was not the average customer that perhaps did not know their wines well. She continued with that she was a bartender for the Marriott Hotel and she was implying that she knew her stuff and that not just anything would fly with her. I LOVED that, too. I loved her subtle fire ; a force to be reckoned with! So I showed her the SILVERADO 2010 Carneros Chardonnay, $19.99, 14.2% alcohol and told her the story of how it was Walt Disney's widow that owned it. I was implying that there was not a money problem and that there was more than enough for SILVERADO Vineyards to do their job well. Carmelia also wanted to know if we had any Napa Valley Chardonnays? It is nice now that I think of the connection of SILVERADO Vineyards and the " new " Disney movie about Mr. Banks and Mary Poppins with Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson in it that is just out!   I will post this and continue my conversation with Carmelia in the Second Part that will follow next. Cheers Happy Holidays to you Carmelia, what a pleasure it has been to help you! Anthony ( TONY ) Quinn  December 18th, 2013, Wednesday afternoon.

I was unaware until now that co-founder Diane Disney Miller had passed away recently. We are so sorry for the Miller's loss as well as that of our great wine world. Our thoughts are with you all. Cheers,  TONY 12/20/13






Part Two Of selling two bottles to Carmelia of Chardonnay:

Carmelia and I had much conversation back and forth. Besides the SILVERADO Vineyards Chardonnay 2010 from Careneros, $19.99, 14.2% alcohol, I also showed her the MOLNAR FAMILY Vineyard , On Special for $29.99 a bottle, the EDNA VALLEY Chardonnay, $12.99 - telling her it was one of the very first to really make California chardonnays popular, she did not know it. I showed her a couple of others, too; and there was much going back-and-forth and she did ask me which I would pick? After ten minutes or more Carmelia finally decided to take two bottles of the SLIVERADO Vineyards' 2010 Chardonnay, saying she knew where to find me and would be back. ... This was not Carmelia's first visit to Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits. She has shopped with us for years, buying Johhnie Walker Black for many of them as gifts. She told me she was in the banquet department of the Marriot Hotel in Georgetown did she say? She remembers coming thirty-three years ago and walking to work and past the Hilton Hotel on the day that John Hinkley shot President Reagan! That memory has stayed with her all this time. She has an Ethiopian friend that works with her at the Marriot, I think she said the Johhnie Walker was for him? I liked Carmelia. At the register I complemented her on her hat. She liked that, said I was not alone. She told me she was 80 years old. I asked her where she was from as I liked the sound of her voice. I said : " Trinidad? " She looked quizzically at me and asked me why I said Trinidad? I then said : " South Africa? " At that point she was saying : " Now all across an ocean?!? " And she added : " Go back, I;m from an island, up north, closer to Florida. " That's when the bell finally went off and I said : " Jamaica! ". I was right. Sorry Carmelia. We spoke of " The Voice " and the current winner being from Jamaica. She did not know this, did not watch the show. I said that all of Jamaica was proud of Tess-Anne is it? Cheers Carmelia, I loved helping you. You are some woman, love your fire and spirit. Keep coming to see us. I want to hear what you think of the wine of co-founder of SILVERADO Vineyard's - Diane Disney Miller that sadly recently passed away? Come back and share more often. We need people like you, good conversation. Cheers, TONY 12/20/13

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Yesterday Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 Damien Lehoux Our Local French rep for Opici Imports Brings Us 3 GAUTIER French cognacs To Try @ Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits In Northwest, Washington D.C. 20008 : We Buy The VS!



Time for some GAUTIER French cognac in the store! Good move!! Cheers, TONY 12/18/13
I just tried these three GAUTIER French cognacs with Damien Lehoux, the 1) VS - $23.99, 2) VSOP - $26.99, and the 3) Extra 1755 - $6.99 , I liked all three, ordered the VS at $23.99 because it is so smooth and sine and nice to sip - tastes great on my sore throat today! We need it, you will all like it. The other two are available. Let us know if you are interested in the other two. Cheers, TONY 12/18/13

This was great timing Damien because we needed a good French cognac to sell for under $25 a bottle and your VS GAUTIER cognac fits that price while also offering excellent quality, too. Merci Damien, ca a bien marcher pour nous. Vouse-etes venu chez Cleveland Park Wines Et Spirits du bon moment! Bons fetes aussi pour vous et votre famille!  TONY




Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits

Damien Lehoux our local French sales rep for Opici Selections visits us yesterday, Wednesday December 18th, 2013 and tastes thre GAUTIER French cognacs that we are holding here in our hands and I decide to buy the VS that we will buy in the 750ml bottle and sell for $23.99 a bottle. We need something like that in that price range and it's elegant and smooth and really tasted good to me yesterday, even with my sore throat it was very soothing and I liked it immediately. Fine effort, very nice price. Cheers, Anthony ( TONY ) Quinn 12/19/13 Happy Thursday everyone, enjoy! ... All three cognacs were very good and all are available. Let us know if you are interested in trying any of them? TONY


AND YESTERDAY, Damien brought Michel Dumas and Anthony Quinn ( me ) more to taste : here is what I wrote and a picture, too :






Our local Opici sales rep, Frenchman Damien Lehoux always brings us something really tasty and special, in this case some  French brandy to taste. More on that a bit later. Michel Dumas tried the whole range yesterday, Wednesday January 8th, 2014 ; and when he passed by the tasting table he said something like : oh yeah, the Cognac and the Armagnac! I tried just two myself as I wanted to devote more attention later to Damien's " bon cache ! " Cheers, Merci Damien,  Anthony ( TONY ) Quinn  1/9/14

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Recently Discovering The NATHALIE FALMET RM Brut Nature French Champagne When Mark Congdon Our Excellent Local Rep Of J.W. SIEG Poured For Michel Dumas & Anthony Quinn ( Me ) To Taste 2-3 Weeks Ago @ Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits, Northwest, Washington D.C., 20008


We have in stock ( @ Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits, 3423 Connecticut Avenue N.W. Washington D.C., 20008, 202-363-4265 ,  anthony.quinn@clevelandparkwines.com ) now the Nathalie FALMET Vigneronne Oenologue Brut Nature Non-Vintage champagne, RM - Recoltant-Manipulant, 12% alcohol by volume that Mark Congdon of J.W. SIEG Imports tasted us on recently, a Thomas Calder Selection- Tom used to manage years ago Wagshall's Delicatessen in Spring Valley where Pam The Butcher has gone -. Wow, I was impressed, really impressed, this did it for me : what flavor, what finesse, what polish, what a lovely bright fresh and lilting experience that moved so gracefully over the full expanse of my palate, bathing it luxuriantly and yet intriguing it, too. Impressive, Nathalie has something very special here. It's here now, $69.99, 12% alcohol, for a really nice treat to yourselves or friends and family - even business associates! Cheers, Anthony ( TONY ) Quinn 12/17/13...


I put this on our Facebook page, j'ai ajouter a notre page du Facebook : Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits : le Nathalie Falmet est arrive chez notre magasin des fins vins a Washington D.C. Northwest, 20008! Sante, Joyeux fetes a toi et ta famille ... TONY ( this is what I wrote Nathalie last night to let her know that we had her Brut Nature for sale @ CP Wines & Spirits now. Cheers.




Je viens de voir ce matin Nathalie que dans le Washington Post " Food " section que vous-etes le premier sur la liste de Dave McIntyre qui ecrit au sujet des vins, et en cette article de le Washington Post newspapier , Mercredi le 18 Decembre : There's more to champagne than the bubbles " ... que vous-avez recu trois etoiles ( exceptional ) : et Dave a ecrit : "  Nathalie Falmet is the epitome of a small grower. She owns just three hectares ( about 7.5 acres ) of vines and produces her wines in a bare-bones warehouse. Her brut nature , from 100 percent pinot noir and made with no dosage of sugar, is electrifying in it focus and intensity. Alcohol by volume : 12 percent. "  ... J.W. SIEG Available in the district at Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits; on the list at Degrees Bistro. Felicitations pour ca, pour ton grand travail Nathalie! Nous sommes tres contents de vendre ton Brut Nature, $66 la bouteille cez notre magasin Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits a 3423 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington D.C. 20008, Tel : 202-363-4265   , anthony.quinn@clevelandparkwines.com. Viens nous voir la prochaine fois que tu viens a Washington D.C. Notre quartier de Cleveland Park est bien magnifique avec LAVANDOU ou tu peut bien manger et parler avec le proprietaire Florence qui vins de Normandie, ou peut-etre de Bretagne? Bons fetes de 2013! Anthony ( TONY ) Quinn  12/18/13



I remember years ago drinking and loving the : no dosage LEGRAS Brut Integral that cost a whopping 53 francs I believe in Paris in the early seventies when I lived there with my family ( my father was a career diplomat with the American Embassy - Foreign Service there at the time, the Consul of Visas, then of Passports, then back again to the Consul of Visas in the Talleyrand building ), and we discovered it at the Caves de la Madeleine owned by Steven Spurrier. ... And on the night before my now wife and I left Paris, France to return to the United States in late August 1980 we drank a bottle of the LEGRAS Brut Integral : what great times and memories, and Nathalie's Brut Nature is in the very same league : extraordinary, challenges the limits! Cheers, sante all, Anthony ( TONY ) Quinn 12/18/13 the sun's out on this cold December morning and the skies are a dash milky-baby blue! TONY



Dear

I am Nathalie Falmet.
could you send me the press article of the Washington Post " Food "?
I would be very happy to read this article

Kind regards

Nathalie




BONJOUR NATHALIE, vous pouvez ecrire en Francais si vous-voulez? je vais vous envoyer le link pour l'article bientot. J'habite en France dans les annees 1970's comme mo pere etait a l'epoch le Consul des Visas pour l'Ambassade Americain et son bureau etait dans le mueble de Talleryrand. Ca m'a plu beaucoup de vivre a Paris dans les annees 70's. J'ai decouverte chez la Cave Des Madaleine de Steven Spurrier le LEGRAS Brut Nature qui m'a plu enormement et j'ai bu plusiers bouteilles en paiyant entre 47-55 francs! Pour moi ca etait bien cher comme j'etait et je suis toujours artiste : a Paris je faisait des graveurs et des aquarelles. Maintenant je fais beaucoup des portraits des gens et des vignerons-proprietaires qui nous rendrons visites ici a Cleveland Park Vines Et Spiriteux. A bientot j'espere et bons chance avec tous, et bonne annee aussi! Anthony Quinn  Jeudi matin ici au travail a Washington D.C. 20008, le 19, 2013 : comme il fait froisd mais tres beau ce matin!   TONY