Tuesday, March 25, 2014

TONIGHT : Winemaker Alessio Carli Of PIETRA SANT. CA. Cienega Valley Tastes His Wines @ Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits From 5-8PM, Join Us, Never Any Charge, Only When You Buy A Bottle, Get It Signed By Alessio Tonight, Tuesday March 25th, 2014!

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Featuring a wide, international selection of fine wines, micro-brews and spirits

 GRAZIE Alessio, 24 years of hard work at PIETRA SANTA, the old ALMADEN property sure has paid off well! Cheers to you all ...

I liked the Sangiovese and the Pinot Noir we tasted as well as your version of a ' Super Tuscan ' as well. Come again any time ...

As you can see from these photos we had a great time tasting the PIETRA SANTA California Central Coast wines that showed so well, and sold so well, too.

I am glad that we were able to share these last night with our customres. Before it was all over I drew two quick portrait sketches as a ' thank you ' Alessio  for such a fun visit, tasting and moment spent together with many of our customers that braved the elements and the snow as it continued to fall throughout the day and evening ...   we still have some of them all, signed, too ...

 having these excellent reds of Cabernet Sauvignon, $17.99 ; Merlot, $16.99 : and Pinot Gris, $14.99 to cheer and warm them. Thanks, grazie ... TONY

WOW, IT'S SNOWING fine white beads outside and my inclination earlier at home
was to curl up on our couch and write about some sparkling wine I had recently
enjoyed watching the fine beads rise up ...

IT OCCURRED TO ME  that it would be quite the photographic feat to take a glass
of fine sparkling wine outside and watch the fine snow and the fine white
bubbles touch and kiss : that's my artistic bent, and I did not have the time to
do this, but someday ... what about you?!?

SO : WE ALL KNOW IT, none of us are ready for this snow! It's too much,
beautiful , but way, way too much! What can we do? Nothing, simply enjoy it, be
inspired by it, and perhaps make a snowman or two, throw a snowball or two, take
some fresh snow and make a flavored snow cone ? That could be nice, alcoholic or
not, depending? Have fun, that's the main thing, engage your inner child again
as you can, as nature helps you to do so as we continue to grow we do not have
to grow tired and old in growing, do we?! I wrote the part below a little while
ago and posted it on our Facebook page at : Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits. Have
you all pushed the LIKE button on our Facebook page? That would be nice. Please
do so and keep up daily with our activities and announcements that are numerous,
colorful, engaging, about us and the neighborhood , and any opportunities that I
hear of that you might all be interested in?


JOIN US TONIGHT : 5:30-7:30PM  here ...

with winemaker Alessio Carli of PIETRA SANTA winery in California's Central
Coast region , the Cienega Valley.

The winery was started in 1989, the Zinfandel vines were planted in 1905, they
make three levels of wines :  Pietra Santa, the Signature Collection, and the
Sacred Stone : they also make extra virgin olive oil!

" Farming with environmentally sustainable methods, intensive pruning and
trellising, to careful filed cluster selection and hand harvesting. ... our
wines are only as good as the grapes that we grow " says winemaker Alessio
Carli  ...

that you can meet here tonight and taste with him. Cheers, Anthony ( TONY )
Quinn  3/25/2014  from 5:30-7:30PM, no charge, join us, get a bottle signed as a

Enjoy the snow with California Central Coast Cienega Valley PIETRA SANTA wines
tonight! WOW!  Anthony ( TONY ) Quinn   What an offer, what an incredible
opportunity here at Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

ask Alessio  about the Dolcetto 2009, the Sangiovese, the 2009 Zinfandel, the
Rosato dry rose ;

TASTE the Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, the 2011 Chardonnay, AND  taste the 2010
Merlot that blew me away ...


THREE ' Great Deals ' From Santos : From ST. MARTIN Abbaye de ABDIJ VAN -

1) ' Triple - Tripel ' Belgian Ale , depuis anno 1096 ( On Special for
$5.99 - regularly $10.99 a 1 Pt. 9.4Fl. Oz bottle, 9% alcohol by volume, from
Brunehaut, Rue des Panneries, go to : www.brunehaut.com for more info ) ...  AND

2) ' Blonde- Blond ' Belgian Ale ( On Special for $5.99 a 1 Pt. 9.4Fl Oz
bottle, 7% alcohol by volume,  ) ...  AND ...

3) ' Quadruple ' Ale from ( On Special for $7.99 a 1 Pt. 9.4Fl. Oz
Bottle, 13% alcohol by volume, regularly $10.99 a bottle ) :

WOW, Double, Triple, Quadruple WOW!!!!

WHAT INSANE deals these 3 Belgian beers/ales offer.

ALSO From Santos :

1) Pilsner ' Polestar ' from LEFT HAND Brewing Company ( On Special for
$10.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, 5.5% alcohol by volume, from Longmount,
Colorado, go to : www.lefthandbrewing.com for more info ) : " A zesty
German-style Pilsner with great biscuity malt flavor and a dry, crisp finish."
SOUNDS like a winner to me!

LIQUEUR -  From Malkit/Jagir :

1) Original Toffee Cream Liqueur from DOOLEY'S ( On Special for $19.99 a
750ml bottle, 17% alcohol by volume, product of Germany, go to :
www.dooleystoffee.com . from GEHN Originals ) : Perfect for this snow that's
still falling outside, a little heavier now sez Chuck that just walked inside a
few minutes ago.

LIQUOR - From Malkit/ Jagir :

1) " BLACK Spiced Rum " from CAPTAIN MORGAN , double charred blackened
oak ( On Special for $18.99 for a 750ml bottle, 47.3 % alcohol by volume, rum
from the Caribbean ) : this is perfect for this snow that continues to fall,
fall , fall and fall some more! Warm up, take some good cheer with this good

2) ' Smoked Salmon ' flavored vodka , handcrafted, from the ALASKA
Distillery ( $35.99 a 750ml bottle, 40% alcohol by volume, go to :
www.alaskadistillery.com for more info , distilled from grain ) : THE perfect
flavorful Bloody Mary as we all wait for this snow, beautiful as it may be, to
be finally ohhhhh - over!

3) ' Roundstone Rye ' Organic Single Barrel Whisky  from CATOCTIN CREEK
Distillers ( On Special for $37.99 a 750ml bottle, 40% alcohol by volume, USDA
certified organic , from Purcellville, VA. , from owners Becky and Scott Harris
- with a grand ' assist ' from Chad ) :

" Hand-crafted, small-batch - distilled from 100% Rye, ... we produce the
highest quality artisan spirits in small 100 gallon batches from our copper pot

4) 12 Year-Old Rare Apple Brandy from LAIRD'S ( On Special for $64/99 a
750ml bottle, since 1780, " America's oldest brandy distiller ', bottled
3/18/13. from Scobesville, NJ & North Garden, VA. ) : something really special.
Will have to schedule a tasting of this here soon!

5) ' Triple Wood ' Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky from LAPHROAIG , est.
1815, 48% alcohol by volume, ) : " non-chill filtered, triple matured in
ex-bourbon barrels, quarter casks and finally in European oak to create a subtle
marriage of peat, wood and a touch of sherry sweetness. "

TWO California Vermouth-style Aperitif: From Quady Vineyards, called " VYA
" :

1)  Sweet Vermouth Aperitif ,  375ml bottle ( $14.99 a bottle, 16%
alcohol by volume , Madera, California, go to : www.vya.com for more info ) : so
smooth, so velvety, so delightful! Enjoy.

2) Extra Dry Vermouth Aperitif , 375ml bottle ( $14.99 a bottle, 17.5%
alcohol by volume ) : again, the brightness, the freshness, the
fruit-forwardness of this is pretty incredible, blended or not , a delight each
way. Cheers!

OUR WEEKLY WINE SALES : Tuesday, Wednesday -


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.



1) Vinho Verde D.O.C. Branco - dry white  from VALLE DO HOMEN ( On Spial
for $9.99 a 750ml bottle, Branco , 11.5% alcohol by volume, a dry blend of
indigenous grapes : 80% Loureiro and 20% Arinto, , Cavado Portugal ) : more
flavor, more taste more body : we all love it, so it seems do you as we are
almost out and more is coming tomorrow, just in time!

2) Dry 2012 ' Seignez ' Cotes Du Provence French rose, from the DOMAINE
VAL D'ASTIER ( On Special for $17.99 a 750ml bottle, 12.5% alcohol by volume ) :
from France's Var region, the Golfe de Saint-Tropez : so silky and velvety, soft
and easy to sip with just the slightest cheery-almond accents! Perfect now to
sip and enjoy before dinner as you watch the snow continue to fall from our
skies ... tranquil, warm and cozy and comforting, swing in your hammock and

3) Vinho Regional Alentejano 2012  ' Estremoz ' from the MONTE DA GLORIA (
$10.99 , 13% alcohol by volume ) : it's a bland of Aragonez, Trincadeira and
Alicante Bouchet  that is deceptively light and refreshing and closed when you
first sip it, and then it continues to grow and expand and become rounder,
fuller, more thick and complex and satisfying as it fills in itself- upon itself
- it's nooks and crannies that your tongue slipped into before by accident,
before the wine was quite ready to receive all your advances. Be patient, you
will be rewarded, quite an elegant and balanced wines after being open an hour
or more. I like it, like it as it filled out. Cheers. ... Jim Reeves tasted it
this weekend here.


TONIGHT : Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 : 5:307:30PM : COME Taste and Meet
winemaker Alessio Carli of PIETRA SANTA winery in California's Central Coast's
Cienega Valley.

Friday, March 28th , 2014 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Sotiris Bafitis here this
Friday to taste some great Greek and Italian wines! No charge, join us, some dry
white . red and rose wines. You will enjoy this. Always special with Sotiris

Saturday, March 29th, 2014 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Danielle Davidowitz here
from Dionysos Imports to taste a selection of her fine wines :
1)  Brazilian ( RIO/SOL dry red blend of Cabernet and Shiraz, a 2010, $10.99 a
bottle, 13% alcohol by volume, ...

2) a 2012 dry white Santorini Greek white from the HATZIDAKIS winery, On Special
for $19.99 a bottle, 13.5% alcohol by volume - so rich, so full and forward,
amazing mineral and citrus dry white!

3)Dry red Crianza 2009 Rioja from Spain, 13.5% alcohol by volume,
medium-to-lighter-bodied delightfully dusty-dry,spicy, pithy wine ; it drinks
really nicely now and will be great to enjoy with a meal. More about is soon.

ALSO : Santos has organized a FINCH'S beer from Chicago tasting with Lauren.

I AM SURE I HAVE FORGOTTEN many things but it is time for me to post this and
get ready for tonight's wine-tasting with Alessio Carli of PIETRA SANTA, CA.
from 5:30-7:30PM. Thanks for all your business. LIKE us on Facebook at :
Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits and FOLLOW us on Twitter at : cpwinespirits and
at wineenabler. Thanks again, cheers,  TON

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