Tuesday, February 4, 2014

My Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits' Store Email Inspired BY Mick Jagger Here In Cleveland Park @ Yanyu Restaurant The Week Of February 21st, 2012 ... Enjoy!

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THIS IS FUN TODAY as I have heard talk of Mick Jagger possibly coming to our
famous guitar store across the street from us today, Tuesday February 21st,
2012 before heading to the White House to perform and celebrate the blues? Wow,
that's pretty amazing. I was over at Firehook getting my coffee and there was
discussion and many ears craned in our direction. It's possible in my humble

HOW DO I COME UP with such an assertion? Well, before when he was performing
with the Stones he came to Yan Yu at the corner where Dino is now. I knew then
the manager Yeni and she told me that after one of the concerts Mick and his
manager showed up and they went immediately upstairs and had the whole floor
for themselves. Yeni who was then learning to play the guitar had it there and
Mick signed it for her. I think she might have gone out and bought another
guitar to play at that point! Anyway, Spices owned Yan Yu and they still make
some of the very same famous dishes that were available at Yan Yu. My guess is
that Mick will lunch there later today after visiting our beloved guitar store
here just steps away from us? I am hoping to draw him down here to our store to
taste a wine or two with him. Thus this email will be short, quick and sweet as
I want to dedicate this email to Mick and all his and the Stones'

I MEAN, WOULDN'T IT BE GREAT to have Mick sing a line or two from the Stone's
famous ballad :  something like, ...   I can't get no satisfaction, till I get
some yeaaaahhhh some Saperavi, some good dry red, yeah, like the Beatle's , too
in Georgia, with Ray croonin' long with us .... crossin' over the Atlantic ...
singing the blues ... that's now what we call some real satisfaction, Saperavi,
the blues and crossin both our divides .... that sure was a great anthem! Of
course I am paraphrasing, and I do tend to combine my wine metaphors with my
lyrics from time-to-time. But do come by or call and check in with us
throughout the day just in case!

BY THE WAY, VIRGINIE'S Georgian wine-tasting this past Saturday was a big
success. She sampled four reds and one dry rose and the featured grape was
indeed the Saperavi grape that even our good Aussie friend Hugh Hamilton is
making his own Mclaren Vale dry red Saperavi and we will have soon to sell you
all I hope. Stay-tuned for that as well.

WE STILL HAVE ALL OF VIRGINIE'S WINES and I will mention in specific one, an
off-dry peppery-tasting red made from two of the ten indigenous royal grape
varieties : Aleksandrouli and Mujuretuli. We sell it for $17.99 a bottle and
the response on Friday with Virginie was either people loved it or the hated
it. I tasted it later that evening and my customer loved it. She could not stop
talking about it. The conversation was about the spice and how it permeated the
wine in a lovely way from start-to-finish and was never heavy or cloying. I
agree : it's pretty amazing and the question now is what foods would it be best
served with? You can all weigh-in on this monumental task before us? I think I
will call Mamouka and ask him as he should know best. When Mick comes by later
I hope to taste him on this grape as well as the famous royal Saperavi grape
that he sings about so eloquently, with such conviction, with such primal
action and passion...

THE SAPERAVI GRAPE MARRIES SO WELL when blended with 40% Cabernet Sauvignon in
the CHATEAU MUKHRANI 2007 dry red blend ( $17.99 ) from Kartli, Georgia. It's a
food wine, not to be sipped all by itself as it has savage power and rustic
earthiness and true grit/guts .... We still have some here for you all. More on
this and Mick as the day unfolds. Running out of time, have to type faster and
get this email to press.


1) Peach Hard  Apple Cider from OLIVER ( On Special for $4.49 a bottle,
500ml bottle,  8% alcohol by volume, Lawrenceburg, Indiana,
www.beanblossomhardcider.com ) : " Fed Peaches to his chickens once ... got
fuzzy eggs. Thought it was a novelty . Became a millionaire overnite ". Worth
checking into ...
2) Raspberry Hard Apple Cider from OLIVER ( On Special for $4.49 a 500ml
bottle, 8% alcohol ) : " Was 2nd in the State Spelling Bee. Spelled Rasberry
without a " P ". Elected to Congress and spent entire career trying to have the
" P " removed from Raspberry. Never had a statue honoring him ". Worth trying
once again, they as well as the plain version are really good and have clever
and colorful and recyclable bottling, too!
3) " Wandering Aengus " Cider called " Bloom " ( On Special for $6.99 a
22fl. oz bottle, 6.5% alcohol by volume, www.wanderingaengus.com , inspired by
W.B. Yeats poem : " Wandering Aengus ... " It had become a glimmering girl,
With apple blossoms in her hair, Who called me by my name and ran, And faded
through the brightening air . " ... ) . Sounds like my kind of cider. I like
the label, too. Come check it out. Read W.B. Yeats and sip this cider and
dream. Might have to share some with Mick if he comes through later before
showing up at the White House tonight. It might inspire him to croon the blues
even more contentedly ...


1) " Spiral Jetty " Indian Pale Ale  from EPIC Brewing ( On Special for
$4.99 a 1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz bottle, 6.6%alcohol by volume , www.epicbrewing.com,
Salt Lake City, UT ) is from their " Classic Series " and is " new and exciting
" for us here. As they write : " In 1970 American sculptor Robert Smithson
broke artistic barriers and created a 1,500-foot long rock coil jutting into
the Great Salt Lake. Smithson never set limits for himself or his art - so why
should you? ... " Discover the three levels of EPIC : Classic, Elevated and
Exponential.  Maybe Mick, Santos, Ravi, Nelson and I could share a " Spiral
Jetty " IPA later together? That would be nice. He might know about Robert
Smithson's art? We could talk music and art and wine and beer and many more
things ...

LIQUOR From Ravinder Sharma :

1) NUOVO L'Esprit De Paris Sparkling Liqueur ( On Special for $19.99/
regularly $27.99, 15% alcohol by volume, www.sparklingnouveau.com , product of
France ) is really new and exciting and pink and translucent and
cleverly-packaged. GREAT DEAL now ...
2) " Grapevine Vodka With White Grape, Dragon Fruit & Papaya Flavor from
ABSOLUT ( On Special for $19.99, from Sweden,  80 Proof, absolut.com, : " Just
Add Lemon-Lime soda " and enjoy! Great art-deco packaging, too : shades of
transparent Tiffany, too.
3) 17-Year -Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky from OLD PULTENEY ( $84 a
bottle, www.oldpulteney.com ) : the genuine maritime malt, like none other. It
must be tasted as it adds to the equation something truly original.

Liqueur :

1) Blueberry Liqueur from CLEAR CREEK Distillery ( $24.99, 19.7% alcohol
by volume, Portland, Oregon , 375ml bottle - half bottle size ,
www.clearcreekdistillery.com ) is here with the other flavors, too : and is "
new and exciting " again for us.

WINES By Ean & Tony With Mick In Mind :

1) Malbec 2010 " Novecento " from BODEGAS ROBINO ( $9.99 ) is flavorful
and balanced and delivers a really nice taste that is both inexpensive and a
great value, too. Both Ean and I really love it : Mick might, too? It could be
a wine he keeps in his home in London along with some great Cahors, too? I
think so.

2) Pinot Noir Vintner's 2010 Collection Central Coast from STERLING (
$21.99, www.sterlingvineyards.com ) is a wine we'd like to taste with you all.
We will probably open it this weekend or even maybe if Mick shows up later? It
might be perfect for sipping with this damp, gray and colder winter Washington
D.C. weather? Like his London weather : he should feel right at home here
today. Cheers Mick : this one's for you!

3) Pinot Grigio Alto Adige , Sudtirol 2010 from ST. PAUL'S ( $18.99 ).
Simply said : Pinot Grigio does not get much better than this. This is an
excellent example of a certain weight, flavor and style of Pinot Grigio that
made the grape famous in the first place.

THREE ( 3 ) On Special South African Wines : From FARAWAY FARM -

1) 2009 Bosmans Crossing Western Cape dry Chenin Blanc ( Steen ) is On
Special for $9.99, regularly $13.99 a bottle. We just got a drop last Thursday
so it's fresh and delicious right off the truck! I taste fresh green apple and
some special succulent and ripe melon. It's convincing in it's natural
2) 2008 Bosmans Crossing Western Cape South Africa Shiraz ( On Special for
$9.99, reg: $13.99, www.countryvintner.com ) : rich and juicy blackberry, dark
spices and with a lovely hint of pepper, too.
3) Bosmans Crossing 2008 Western Cape South African Cabernet Sauvignon (
On Special for $9.99, reg: $13.99 ) has for me some rich flavors of a ripe
blackberry and a plum multiplied delicately, layered-almost a thousandth-time
over... oh yeah.
LATEST NEWS: We just had owners Fabrice and Anne-Marie Delorme of the really
grand DOMAINE De La MORDOREE here at the store tasting their fabulous two reds
, both from the 2008 vintage : the Lirac and the Chateauneuf-Du-Pape and I fell
in love, under their spell, both of the two of them and of their two wines as
well. They are the true representation of wine at it's very best, very truest,
very simplest : everything is fully respected and there's a purity and a joy
and a richness and a concentration of bright fruit flavors that simply wows and
cajoles, entertains, really rocks and cradles one like a fine lullaby and a
whispered song. They were a real treat. Merci Fabrice et Anne-Marie.

WE HAVE FROM Fabrice et Anne-Marie Delorme 6 bottles of the 2010 DOMAINE De La
MORDOREE " La Dame Rousse " Tavel dry rose ( $26.99 ) signed earlier today by
both of them for gifts. They are famous for this Tavel dry rose. Come get these
six bottles and offer them as gifts. They should really be drinking like a "
dream-come-true " just about now - with a meal that is.


Friday, February 23rd, 2012 ( 5-8PM ) : Nolan Hale of Mondo Vino Imports
joins us to taste some McMANIS and VIU MANENT wine selections : a fun mix in
various prices, too. Join us, NEVER any charge.
Saturday, February 25TH, 2012 ( 2-6PM ) : Roberta of Washington
Wholesalers joins us to taste the wines of : RODNEY STRONG and YELLOW TAIL :
California and Australia, should be fun! Join us, NEVER any charge!

I KNOW I HAVE FORGOTTEN MANY THINGS but I am posting this and then running down
to Spices Restaurant to look for Mick Jagger so that I can invite him to come
by and sample some of these wines and the apple ciders, the maritime single
malt? Who knows?!? The world is fun and large and special and the prospects
that Mick might have dined at Spices is exciting! More about that really soon.
Cheers and thanks for following along with me, humoring me as I imagine the
possibilities of having Mick Jagger in our Cleveland Park neighborhood today. I
do have an active imagination and I do imagine things and work for them to have
them come true, too. Cheers and thanks for all your support.  TONY

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