Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Anthony Quinn's Cleveland Park Wines' Store Email Of May 1st, 2012 : DC BRAU, GLEN GARIOCH Single Malt Scotch CASA DRAGONES Tequila, SANTOLA Vinho Verde, KRAEMER Caves De Landiras Kosher French Sparkling Dry Wine & More!

Cleveland Park Wines Tues. May 1st, 12 Store Email
IT'S BEAUTIFUL NOW as we get into this May with some lovely flowers and plenty
of rain and drizzle promised this weekend to keep everything lush in delicate
greens and lots and lots of that accented with some nice colors provided by our
flowers, many of them lavender, delicate sky-blues , some yellows and
lingering-late-flowering Azaleas, too. The Dutch Irises are so pretty, too now.
Anyway, when it's warm enough and dry enough it's nice to be outside and we
have plenty of beers, wines and mixed drinks to recommend to you.

THE JAQK CELLARS wine-tasting this Friday, May 4th, 2012 from 5-8PM is tops on
our minds as we have had an overwhelming response with so many people RSVPing
that it gives us all pause as if even a small fraction of those of you that
have said you are attending do , in fact come : it raises the question : how
can we be proactive and ensure that everyone has a good experience, tries all
seven of the JAQK CELLARS California wines and has a chance to buy them if they
want? We are, of course, working very hard on this to be sure that we do
everything that we can to make this a grand success for everyone. There are
thundershowers forecast for Friday so let's put all our heads together and
hope/pray that it does not rain during our wine-tasting.

AS USUAL I HAVE FOUND so many great things to bring to your attention this
morning. From Santos there are so really " new " and some older discoveries
that I want to mention : all that deliver big to you. Here are some of Santos'
beers to consider :

1) DC BRAU ( Finally! Here available in very limited quantities here in
our store as of last week I believe? There are three flavors, ALL in 12-ounce
cans and we have some of all three :
a) DC BRAU " The Citizen " Belgian-Style Pale ( $11.99 6-12-ounce gold
cans, 7% alcohol by volume , www.dcbrau.com ) that is recommended to be served
in a tulip goblet. " In 1963, the citizens of Washington DC won the right to
vote for the President & Vice-President of the United States with the
ratification of the 23rd amendment to the Constitution ."

b) DC BRAU " The Public "  Pale ( $11.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce cans, 6%
alcohol by volume, www.dcbrau.com : " In November 2000,the D.C. Department of
Motor Vehicles began issuing license plates bearing the slogan : Taxation
Without Representation " ". For more info visit : www.dcvote.org. Come and buy
some of these marvelous shiny red and silver cans and enjoy the ale while you
think about all of this.

c) DC BRAU " The Corruption " India Pale Ale ( $12.99 a 6-pack pf
12-ounce green cans , www.dcbrau.com ) is the third in the series and we also
have it available in limited quantities for sale here on this sunny afternoon
at 1:32PM! You should come and get a 6-pack of each to try. Cheers ...  I have
not included the statement on the can as it is buried temporarily at the bottom
of the stack. You have to come and read it yourselves.

2) " Simcoe SPRING Ale " from the PEAK " Organic " Brewing Company (
$10.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, USDA Certified, Portland, ME. ) are : "
pure ingredients, delicious beer ". I was really impressed out our last tasting
of the PEAK beers. As a matter of fact, and something that I noticed
immediately : this one of the very first times that across the board I was
equally impressed with all the beers that I sampled. That rarely happens for
me. Cheers.

3) " Golden Cap " Saison Ale from the NEW HOLLAND Brewing Company, Holland
, Michigan, 12 Fl. Oz. bottles, 6.25% Alcohol by volume,
www.NewHollandBrew.com, Kitchen.NewHollandBrew.com ) : " Brewed with wheat's
ancestor, spelt. A golden body and unique hay and cracked peppercorn. Pairings
: shellfish, citrus, garlic, 16 Plato, Alc. by volume is 6.25% by volume ".
Check this one out.



1) Raspberry Liqueur from CLEAR CREEK Distillery ( $24.99, 20.5% alcohol
by volume, 375ml- half-bottle -www.clearcreekdistillery.com, Portland, Oregon )
: "  Made by Clear Creek Distillery with Oregon fruit and eau de vie and other
fruit spirits ".


1) VIGNE Gin De France from NOUAISON ( $35.99 a bottle, 43.9% alcohol by
volume, produced by Eurowinegate-Cognac-France, from Domaine Select Wine
Estates ) is " new and exciting ". The minute I saw that it was represented by
the DOMAINE SELECT portfolio I knew that it was a really fine quality product
because that is all that they represent. The only thing left for each of us to
discover is whether this high quality G-VINE Small Batch Distilled French Gin
is our style or not?!? Come check it out. You owe it to yourselves if you love
gin. Cheers.

2) " Arctic Grape " White Grape infused Arctic Berry GRAPE RUM from BACARDI
( $16.99, 35% Alcohol By Volume, Bacardi rum with natural flavors  ) is " new
and exciting "!!!!!

3) GLEN GARIOCH 12 Yr. Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, ( $64.99,
non-chill-filtered, ) : " gains it's distinctive Highland character from a
classic marriage of BOURBON & SHERRY CASKS, fresh heather, poached pears and
just a HINT OF OAK ". Sounds mighty appealing, it really does. Check it out : a


Earlier as I was typing this store email for you all Santos said that
there was a winemaker waiting to see me. I came out to help a customer and saw
two well-dressed-in-dark-blue suits gentlemen and I introduced myself after
helping the two lady customers. Scott Siegel immediately congratulated me on my
salesmanship representing three different off-dry still rose wines (  a) the
Virginia RAPIDAN RIVER  rhaspberry-flavored, grape with natural flavor added,
$12.99, www.princemichel.com - I remember years ago working with Yoachim
Hollerith ,  b) " Les Ligeriens " Rose D'Anjou 2011 - On Special for $10.99 -
we just tasted it here this past weekend and I said I it was a blend of Chenin
Blanc and some some Gamay in my opinion  -  and  3) LE LAPIN Paso Robles,
California White Zinfandel 2010 , $9.99, 12.9% alcohol by volume. Scott went on
to say that he liked how I mentioned the possible blend in the French Loire
Valley rose d'Anjou.

I ASKED SCOTT SIEGEL what winery that he was with after he and Rick Scully gave
me their business cards and congratulated us again on having their product -
just one. NO : Scott and rick were not winemakers as Santos had thought : they
represent the ultimate CASA DRAGONES white Tequila. They poured some for me to
taste once I asked to see the bottle and asked the price : $279.99 a bottle. We
have some here. It comes in a beautiful and stylish old apothecary decanter
that they found in a museum. It's only a copy of course and so understated,
just like this " Joven " category of tequila that is in, fact a blend. Scott
told me all about it and I appreciate that. I LOVED THE TASTE : so smooth and
creamy and elegant and delicate and subtle and refined and a
charmer-pleaser-delicate teaser. I have some her so come by and ask to taste
it. They poured me a large glass so that I could share it with you all. You
only really just need a sip or two at the most to come under it's spell.
THE SOFT DEEP SKY-BLUE color of the box and part of the label alone is so
peaceful, calming and soothing - like great karma , zen, everything in balance
and everything positive. It's pretty amazing tequila. Come and ask me for a
sip. For more info go to : info@CasaDragones.com, Facebook.com/CasaDragones and
on Twitter at Twitter@Casa_Dragones. Cheers and thanks Rick Scully and Scott



1) KRAEMER Chardonnay Brut, Caves de LANDIRAS - kosher for Passover (
$15.99 ) tastes like a cremant-style and is really very nice. We are thrilled
to have it back once again : our third order I believe?


1) Vinho Verde dry, light, slightly-sparkling Portuguese white from
SANTOLA ( $7.99, with only 9% alcohol ) will be great once it gets really hot
and humid and everyone still wants to drink white wine and be outside. Find
some shade and be slow in all your movements and enjoy. Get some now to be
ahead of the crowd. So far the response has been quite positive to this vinho


1) Indigenous grape variety Bobal from Spain, this " La Senda " dry
Bobal rose ( On Special for $9.99 a bottle, www.bodegaspinuaga.com, 13% alcohol
by volume, vino de la Tierra de Castilla ) has deep, dark, lighter red colors
and has softened in the bottle. It had more immediate spice and acidity and it
has mellowed nicely so that we may all enjoy it with or without food.


1) Valpolicella 2010 Vigneto RAFAEL Classico Superiore from TOMMASI
Viticoltori ( $16.99, www.tommasiwine.it, S. Pietro in Cariano, Veneto, Italy )
has got some good flesh and body and is an excellent food wine : medium-bodied.
Excellent when you grill - chill it slightly.


Friday, May 4th, 2012 ( 5-8PM ) : We have our launch of the JAQK CELLARS
California wines ( 7-8 bottles, $30-$80 a bottle, ALL on DEEP SALE for this
launching! Join us, no charge. Come and try both these excellent reds and
whites that have previously been sold directly from the winery ).
AND BECAUSE of the EXTRAORDINARY RSVP response : " We are expecting about
400-plus customers for tasting on Friday, May 4th, 2012. To serve you better we
will prefer that customers with the last name starting with the letters A-M
visit us from 5PM to 6:30PM and with last names starting with the letters N-Z
visit us from 6:30PM onwards ". Thanks. This was we can properly taste you all
to give you all the full experience. Cheers.

SATURDAY, May 5th, 2012 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Estebe here of his Tradewinds
Imports import company to taste some excellent Spanish and Argentinian wines.
This will be fun as Estebe specializes in these wines and the quality level is
through the roof, just like you all love it! Come and bring family and friends.
There is never any charge. Everyone is always welcome.

I AM SURE I HAVE FORGOTTEN MANY THINGS but it is time to send this email
now as the weather is still nice outside and you can enjoy some of these items
before the deluge or rain later today?!? WE will see. Check us out further at :
www.clevelandparkwines.com, on Facebook at : become our friends at : Cleveland
Park Wines & Spirits, on Twitter at : cpwinespirits, too. Cheers.

THANKS FOR BELIEVING IN US / supporting us. We appreciate everything that
you do for us and we want to do more for you. Let us know any of your thoughts.
Cheers, gracias, merci, prego ...  TONY

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