Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Anthony Quinn Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits' Store Email Of Tuesday, Beautiful Sunny Day 4/8/2014 About : LAPOSTOLLE " Apalta ', VAN DUZER Pinot Noir, DLC Ciderworks Hard Maryland Apple Cider, Great Lakes Brewing, Terrapin Beer Co., Pinhook Straight Bourbon Whiskey & More!

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SORRY THAT I TEASE SOMETIMES, It's To Get Your Undivided Attention!

IT'S HARD TODAY for us all, but there's always joy and there's always hope and
we as a group here in Cleveland Park seem to be pulling and keeping things
together pretty well.

IN SOME WAYS I have come to think that very possibly now we here in Cleveland
Park may be struggling with the effects of the recession that no one talks about
anymore, often glossing over the bad and the hard and only focusing on the
positive and the good. I think being mindful of both is essential so very often
these days my emails that I send are filled with both, as I want to be true to
the situation we find ourselves in here at Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits , here
in our neighborhood ... and all around us as we are constantly bombarded by
social media and the news that never stops.

THE WEEKEND HERE WAS busy considering that the weather on Saturday was pretty
glorious, really quite special. Sunday was also quite nice. You just never know
the pendulum will swing these days and so we advance with some breezy, sometimes
sunny, sometimes wet and damp and soggy, sometimes cold weather. We just never
quite know and yet it does feel like spring here. I like that. do you?

AND BOTH PASSOVER and EASTER are coming soon. We have had lots of
kosher-for-Passover wine and beer sales over the past couple of weeks. The
interesting thing here is that we sell kosher wines here all year long. We have
just bought some more sparkling wines like some

1) Prosecco Extra Dry Mevushal  vintage-dated 2013 ' Notte Italiana ',
$17.99, 11% alcohol by volume in a blue bottle, that is pretty smooth and easy
to sip and enjoy thoroughly all by itself. ...   and the ...

2) Brut Vin Mousseux LES CAVES DE LANDIRAS French sparkling wine, $16.99,
11% alcohol by volume that we have sold here for several years now.

WE ALSO HAVE some ' new goodies ' like :

1) Cabernet Sauvignon TERRA VEGA Reserva 2011 Chilean dry red from their
Colchagua Valley ( On Special for $12.99 a bottle, 13% ) : it's
medium-to-light-bodied, some earthy, dusty-dry, spicy and really nice to enjoy
with a meal! I liked it when I tried it the other day with our local rep. It's
for people that like and understand wine, and realize that some wine like this
was made to complement a meal.
WE ALSO HAVE all the regular flavors of the TERRA VEGA wines for $8.99 :
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Carmenere, Merlot and Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc
that we sell here daily, have for a year or more now.

2) Merot 2011 from GABRIEL in the Judean Hills, a dry red Israeli wine,
21.99, 13.4% alcohol, that I also tried recently and it's smooth, elegant and
bright and so fine. Easy to drink and to enjoy, I liked it very much.

3) Chardonnay 2012 from GABRIEL , also from Israel's Judean Hills ( $21.99
a bottle, 13.4% alcohol by volume, go to : www.arfiwinery.com for more info ) :
I liked the body and the weight, the balance and the flavors here as well. It's
balanced and tasty and a real treat to enjoy anytime.
4) Chateau Le Vieux Chantre 2010 from Puisseguin Saint-Emilion ( $22.99 a
bottle, 14.5% alcohol by volume ) " a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon,
some Cabernet Franc, some Malbec and Petit Verdot - from a great vintage for
Bordeaux wines - what a wine, what a deal, what a great food wine! Cheers!
5) Chateau de Bonfils 2011 Bordeaux, $15.99, Mevushal , 12.5% alcohol by
volume, ) : great everyday value for a tasty, flavorful food dry red Bordeaux
that you can enjoy with your meal this Passover.
6) Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon from the ELLA VALLEY , this 2010 (
$33.99 a bottle, 15% alcohol by volume from Israel and the Judean Hills, ) : an
old-world style dry red made to be enjoyed with a meal, spicy, earthy, pithy and
perky, ornery  paid it's dues already and knows it : a blend of 85% Cabernet
Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 5% Syrah. A treat. Worth it, too.
7) Chateau Bois-Redon 2010 - great vintage for Bordeaux wines - Medoc Left
Bank wine ( $29.99 , 13.5% alcohol by volume, produced by Chateau le Bourdieu )
L more beefy, meaty, more robust and complex and intense as there's more
Cabernet Sauvignon in this classic Medoc Bordeaux wine. Definitely to be enjoyed
with your Passover meal.

Brewing Company, Cleveland , Ohio ... with our local rep Lauren Nagy and her
fellow helpers Kathryn Simmons and Amira Maher here for today's event in Adams
Morgan  where volunteers mulch the tree that are already planted and doing well
but need constant supervision and care, just like most of us. The part
afterwards the hard work is from 6-8PM at Solly's bar featuring GREAT LAKES
Beers. We have three flavors now in our cold box at the back of the store
chilled and ready for you all to enjoy :
1) Edmond Fitzgerald Porter,  ...
2) Eliot Ness Amber and
3) Dortmunder Gold lager : ALL selling for $10.99 a 6-pack. Tasty treats that
you all like and you all have a ' favorite ' from these and the others that we

I GOT ' THE " scoop on the ' Christmas ' beer that they make and that is
available for only eight weeks each year : it makes up 20% of the yearly sales,
how is that even possible?!? Everyone loves it! We never have enough, it was fun
to sell last year. Thanks Lauren for this info and good luck ' good work this

ALSO : JUST MET Geoff Hammond our regional Sales Manager of TERRAPIN Beer
Company in Athens, Georgia that sells us five different flavors of the TERRAPIN

1) Recreational Ale IPA in 12-ounce cans ( $9.99 a 6-pack, 4.7% alcohol by
volume , go to : www.terrapinbeer.com/osprey for more info ) : " Wrap your hand
around a can of our Recreational Ale and explore what outside life has to
offer... " Sounds like a great idea to me Geoff!
2) Rye Pale Ale , $9.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, 5.5% alcohol by
volume ...
3) Hopsecutioner IPA 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, 7.3% alcohol by volume...
4) TreeHogger Amber Ale , $9.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, 5.1% alcohol
by volume ...
5) Hopzilla Imperial IPA , $9.99 a 4-pack of 12-ounce bottles, 10.4%
alcohol by volume.

ALSO from Santos :

1) GOFFEL Kolsch beer from Cologne, Germany ( On Special for $11.99 a
6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, 4.8% alcohol by volume, from Koln , something
refreshing and still flavorful for this beautiful day outside now : stunning,
really nice! Cheers.

1) JOHNNY APPLESEED On Special for (9.99 a 6-pack, 5.5% alcohol by volume
is soft and easy and just so pleasing to sip all by itself, even when the
temperatures start to soar as they will soon! Just tried it last week, just came
in, brand spanking new and pleasing.

LIQUEUR From Malkit & Jagir :

1) Premium Limoncello Lemon Liqueur from GIOLA LUISA ( $24.99 a 750ml
bottle , imported from Sorrento, Italy, 30% alcohol by volume : go to :
www.golimoncello.com ). This is one of the original limoncellos and it is made
with real lemon rind and not concentrate, eleven-parts I believe they told me a
few days ago? The owner was here himself that has been making it for thirty or
more years with his mother and father, It is named for his mother Luisa. Cheers,
come get some, it also comes in creme and also in orange flavors.


1) FOU-DRE Vodka has just been presented to us here by our local rep Zibby
Koppelman that will be here to taste it this Friday evening from 5-8PM. Created
by 29-year-old Chanel it is very different than other vodkas. 1) all-natural -
infused with 5 fruits ... 2) not distilled like other vodkas, (  go to :
www.terressentia.com for more info )  in N. Charleston S.C., impurities are
removed ...  3) 80 Proof, not 70 Proof like the flavored vodkas on the market
... 4) Fou-Dre means ' lightning in the bottle ' ... COME TASTE it and see what
you all think. Zibby will be here to explain it to you all.

2) Straight Bourbon Whiskey from PINHOOK ( $49.99 a 750ml bottle, 90 Proof,
bottle # 2478, Horse size : 16.1 Hands, roloC/xeS Dk/Bt B C ... , go to :
www.[inhookbourbon for more info, Bardstown, KY by CJS Beverage Corp ) : ' New &
Very exciting and mysterious, too! LOVE the dark color!!

3) American Dry Gin from SMALL'S The People Have Spoken ( $34.99 a 750ml
bottle, 43% alcohol by volume, made with 100% neutral grain spirits, from Ransom
Spirits in Sheridan, Oregon , go to : www.localwineandspirits.com for more info
) : " ... handmade, small-pot still batches using naturally farmed and
wild-grown botanicals. Intensely aromatic from a complex infusion of juniper,
caraway, orange, lemon, corainder, cardamom, angelica, caraway, star anise and
raspberry ... ". Try some, live a lot!

4) ' Ultimat ' Vodka Imported from Poland, distilled from grain and potato
( On Special for $42.99 a 750ml bottle, 80 Proof ) : Make a Ultimat Martini and
an Ultimat Cosmopolitan. The ' secret ' recipes are on their web page at :
www.patronspiirits.com ). Cheers.

TWO ' New ' Sakes :

1) Eikun WATER Junmai Ginjo Ahu LORDS Premium Sake, Kyoto, Japan ( $29.99 a
720ml bottle, 15.3% alcohol by volume,  Saito Shuzo Co. Ltd ) : " This elegant
and well-balanced sake pairs well with seafood, salads, tofu or the Japanese
type of skewered & grilled chicken called Yakitori."

2) Premium Sake ' Big Hawk ' Eikun from Kyoto, Japan, ) : " Light, elegant
and delicious, Big Hawk is made with Iwai, a rare sake rice from Kyoto. Pairs
well with seafood and simple vegetable dishes." LOVED both, really fine FINE

TWO Local Hard Ciders From MD :

1) DLC ' CIDERWORKS  Kingston Black ' Hard Cider from Jefferson, Maryland (
$23.99, 7.5% alcohol by volume ) : aged in Bourbon barrels and divine with
weight, flavor and presence, too! Wow!!

2) DLC ' CIDERWORKS ' The Jefferson ' Hard Cider , $18.99, 7.5% alcohol by
volume, ) :  So much finesse and flavor and concentration that is like ' apple
butter ', golden sunshine, sublime now! Cheers.


1) Dry French rose 2013 from the DOMAINE De MILLET, a Cotes de Gascogne
estate-bottled dry rose , $8.99, 11.5% alcohol by volume, ... it sure is
balanced and showing really well : full and rich and pleasing on the plate, nice
to sip by itself as to enjoy with a meal!

2) ' DinaRells ' Negre from Spain's  Emporda region, this  2012 dry Spanish
blend of 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 25%,  ( $9.99 a bottle, 14.5%
alcohol-by-volume, ) and  Garnacha and 20% Mazuelo is earthy and pithy and a bit
tart and with tang and best with food, great value, too!

2 ' Splurge  ' Dry Reds '  :

1 ) 2008 Dijon Blocks Pinot Noir from VAN DUZER, Willamette Valley, Oregon,
$41.99 , 13.5% alcohol by volume, is drinking like a dream - smooth, silky,
bright, refined, polished, balanced - I liked it a whole lot and am thrilled to
have it here for this warmer spring and hot summer where it will shine and stand
out as it will be soothing and refreshing against the heat and humidity! Cheers.

2) Limited Releadse Clos APALTA Estate-Bottled 2009 LAPOSTOLLE Chilean dry
red Bordeaux-style red made and blended by Michel Rolland from 60-Plus year-old
vines, from the Colchagua Valley of the Rapel Valley, 15% alcohol by volume.
This is a wine to age gracefully as any great French Bordeaux wines. No need to
rush, Take your time, put the ' PAUSE ' button on, forget you own it. No need to
be in a hurry!

Regular Price is $110.99 a bottle.
On Sale Noe while supplies last for $94.99 a bottle.
BUY a 6-Pack and the price drops to $79.99 a bottle. ( NO FURTHER DISCOUNT
BUY SOME and squirrel them away!


FRIDAY, April 11th, 2014 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Jody Jackman of Winebow
Imports coming to taste some of her great ' value ' wines! No charge, join us.

SATURDAY, April 12th, 2014 ( 2-6PM ) : We have the winemaker Carl  of
California's BOEGER VINEYARDS here from El Dorado to taste : Sauvignon Blanc,
Tempranillo, Barbera , made from all estate fruit. Join us, never any charge!

I AM SURE THAT I HAVE FORGOTTEN many things here but it's time to push the SEND
button! LIKE us on Facebook at : Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits, and FOLLOW us on
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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.

Thanks again for everything!   TONY

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