Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Anthony Quinn's Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits' Store Email On The Wines Of Andrea Fossi Like The 2007 D & N Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano the 2010 Dry D & N Red Primitivo, the 2009 FOSSI Chianti Classico & More! Cheers!!

Cleveland Park Wines Tues. April 29th, 2014
IT'S TRAGIC THIS NEWS OF PALENA restaurant CLOSING, and doing so quickly with no
notice, no time to act, no time to do much except feel a tremendous sense of
loss to our rapidly-changing neighborhood!

I WONDER IF IT'S POSSIBLE that they could take over the old DINO Enoteca
restaurant location? Then I heard what the owners of that space wanted per month
and my heart fell again to another level of despair that was already there with
the news of Palena closing! Too much, way too much for us all to wrap our minds
around. Too sudden, too quick, to much at once.

AT LEAST IT'S cool and refreshing though very wet outside today. Maybe the rain
will wash away all the bothersome pollen and also some of this devastating news
about the closing of so many fine restaurants here?!? We need some relief from
both now. " Rain , rain, come again ... " and wash away some of this crippling
pain that we are all too shocked to yet fully register yet.

SO : HAVING MENTIONED all of this we must move on and forward and so, with this
cooling rain and damp and wet and gray and cloudy skies for the rest of the week
till it clears up this weekend. It feels to me like late winter-early spring

FROM SANTOS in BEER we have :

1) ' Chili Devil ' Chili Beer Premium Lager Beer & Gourmet Serrano Chili (
On Special for $$11.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, Los Angeles, CA. From
TECATE ) : and each beer bottle has it's own jalapeno pepper in it! HOT!!

2) ' Milk Stout ' from LEFT HAND Brewing Co. ( On Special for $11.99 a
6-pack , go to : www.lefthandbrewing.com for more info , 6% alcohol by volume,
Longmont, CO. ) : " Brewed on the banks of the mighty St. Vrain ... roasted malt
and coffee flavors build the foundation of this creamy sweet stout."

3) ' Sisters of the Moon ' India Pale Ale from the MOTHER EARTH Brewing (
On Special for $12.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, 6.9 Fl. Oz. from Kingston,
North Caroliana , go to : www.motherearthbrewing.com ) : " made from hops grown
in the good 'ol USA ... you'll proudly support American farmers when you drink
this beer! ... "

NEWS UPDATE : From John Morrison, he just called, the folks ( winemaker Angelo
Pavan , originally from Veneto, Italy, his parents were both born in Veneto, he
was born in Canada ) from CAVE SPRING VINEYARD  Niagara Peninsula are in town
today and they will be stopping by with current available releases for us!
Canada and Cave Spring rock! WE have enjoyed selling them now for years and have
some of both 2011 Riesling VQA Niagara Peninsula VQA, $16.99 a bottle, 11.5%
alcohol by volume, and the CSV Estate Bottled 2006, On Special for $29.99, 11.5%
alcohol by volume , ( go to : www.cavespring.ca for more info ) in stock, just
loose bottles. We will order more from John when he tastes us soon. Cheers!  The
2009 CSV Riesling, $34.99 is amazing, when Angelo saw he still had three bottles
of the 2006 his eyes lit up and he said : " a great vintage! "

LIQUEUR - LIQUOR From Malkit & Jagir :


1) " Three Pins Alpine Herbal Liqueur ' from the LEOPOLD BROTHERS ( $35.99
a 750ml bottle, 35% alcohol by volume from Denver, Colorado ) : " ... we have
hand-selected a unique blend of 15 herbs and flowers, most of which are found in
the alpine regions of the Rocky Mountains ... " Try some.


1) Imported BLACK VELVET ' Cinnamon Rush ' Flavored Whiskey ( $13.99 a
750ml bottle, 35% alcohol by volume, product of Canada ) : " A smooth whiskey
bursting with intense cinnamon flavor and fiery heat . before a long, complex
finish... "

2) ' Vanilla Rum ' from Brinley Gold : " Shipwreck ", St. Kitts, West
Indies ( On Special for $18.99 a 750ml bottle , 36% alcohol by volume ) : I was
just trying the Mango-flavored and Coconut-flavored with Damien of Opici Imports
and I want to draw attention to this excellent Vanilla rum, too! Cheers.

3) ' Rumble ' from BALCONES, Texas Wildflower Honey , Turbinado Sugar and
Mission Fig Spirit ( $49.99 a 750ml bottle, 47% alcohol by volume, distilled by
Spirits Specialty, Waco, Texas from master distiller Chip Tate ) : " ... made
from the finest local wildflower honey, mission figs, turbinado sugar and
natural Texas Mill county spring water and aged to perfection in small barrels.

4) ' Blackbull ' Deluxe Blended Scotch Whiskey . matured 12 years in oak
casks ( On Special for $64.99 a 750ml bottle, 50% alcohol by volume, go to :
www.blackbullwhiskey.com for more info ) : " ... The blend celebrates the
historic Highland Cattle that Scotland is famous for and the Black Bull depicted
on each bottle is a prime example of the breed. ... "

5) Kentucky Straight Bottled-In-Bond Bourbon Whiskey , Aged 10 Years, from
HENRY McKENNA ( $30.99 a 75oml bottle, 50% alcohol by volume ) : " one of a kind
Bourbon and one of the few bottled-in-bond available. "


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.


WINE For This Rain , Cold & Damp : Brrrrr -

1) Primitivo Del Salento 2010 from D & N  ( made by Andrea Fossi ), $10.99
is drinking beautifully. We still have a few bottles left of this delicious 2010
that pretty much blew me away yesterday when I tasted it with Andrea at the
Michael Downey portfolio tasting at the Hendry House yesterday on my day-off.
It's such a complex wine, so balanced and flavorful and such an incredible
value, too!

2) Sauvignon Blanc " Sur Lie " 2013 BODEGAS CARRAU in Uruguay's Cerro
Chapeu region. I met the owner and his daughter yesterday at the Michael Downey
portfolio wine-tasting. The Sauvignon is so clean and crisp and lively and
really bristling and brrr- refreshing! Lovely, $14.99 , 13% alcohol by volume, a
real treat.

3) ' Altos ' 2011 Rioja, Spain ( $10.99, 13.5% alcohol by volume, ) : we
just had Javier the owner here tasting through his full range which includes a
delicious dry white Rioja Viura, a dry red rose blend of 50% Tempranillo and 50%
Garnacha, ... and some delicious ' other ' reds, too that pretty much blew me
away - all of them, including the ecological Rioja red, too! This ALTOS is
fruit-forward, a bit of toasty-roasted berry-cherry flavors, smooth enough,
medium-to-light-bodied, a real treat. GREAT VALUE, too : great for this damp and
this cold!
4) Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2007 from D & N ( also made by Andrea
Fossi, $21.99, 14.5% alcohol by volume  ) I tasted yesterday at the Michael
Downey portfolio wine-tasting and also fell back in love with it, all over
again. Bigger than the Primitivo, more depth and substance, more gravitas ,
breed and flavor and elegance and more ' places ' to lose oneself in, a nook - a
cranny, a cravice, to become absorbed and lost and saved and magically morphed
and ' wondered ' and ' wowed ' and ' blessed in a good way that makes us all
smile and be happy to be alive. Cheers, grazie Andrea.

5) 2009 Chianti Classico from FOSSI ( $17.99, 13.5% alcohol by volume ) : I
need to try this Andrea. I told you so, it's been awhile. I have been selling
your Chianti Classico wines that you and your father made going all the way back
to the 1958 vintage! Wow, now that's something special. I still have a bottle of
the 1961 vintage to enjoy with my brother Larry born in that year! Cheers,
Grazie Andrea.


Friday, May 2nd, 2014 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Cristina Morris here to taste a
cross-section of her wines that include wines of Argentina, Australia,
California, France and Germany! We will taste here tomorrow and determine what
to work on. Call if you want to know what we decide or check us on our Facebook
account at : Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits. Cheers.

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Chris Bartha here to taste an
assortment of his fine French and German wines. What fun, we love Chris and his
wines and his values that also includes California!


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CHEERS, THANKS, come select something for this damp and cold and brrrrrrrr of
the week. TONY

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