Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Come Meet & Taste With Mary Olson The Owner Of AIRLIE Vineyards In Oregon's Willamette Valley, Thurs. April 3rd, 2014 from 5-8PM, No Charge! Everyone Welcome!! Anthony Quinn's Cleveland Park Store Email Of Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 Happy April Fool's Day!

Cleveland Park Wine Cleveland Park Beer, Liquor & Wine
Featuring a wide, international selection of fine wines, micro-brews and spirits

April 1st, & Wed. April 2nd!

DRIVING TO WORK I FELT SPECIAL as it's April 1st, 2014, the sun is out, it's
bright and fresh and a bit breezy, too. I shivered slightly as I walked out my
front door awhile ago and realized that the warmth of the day was still to come,
the sooner-the-better! I am ready as I am sure we all are. It was funny for me
to think yesterday that my long pants might have been just a tad too hot, that
being bathed in bright sunshine that shorts might have been the preferred way to

TODAY WILL BE THE TEST : Gags, and jokes and scrambled names and messages and
pranks from well-wishers and friends and neighbors. What does this day hold in
store for you all? Can you even imagine? Maybe a great promotion, a raise in
rank as our neighbor is receiving officially today. How exciting for him and his
gathered family.

I'VE BEEN THINKING ALL ABOUT this week. It's an exciting time for all of us,
really it is but there are so many things to consider and be on top of, as much
as is humanely possible?! It's not easy and yet it can be done.

HERE @ CLEVELAND PARK WINES & SPIRITS there have been so many exciting changes :

1) Two ' new ' , young, ambitious, hard-working men with real ' ideas ' of how
to advance the store in these really trying times  ...

2) Michel Dumas got a great chance to manage a store that is opening and to
start fresh and continue with his retail experience helping his new customers ,
' au revoir ' et merci Michel, grazie Michel!...

3) PULPO has closed and so now the owners of the Cleveland Park Bar & Grill will
be opening a ' new barbecue ' restaurant - Lavandou may come back, and we are
still waiting to see what goes into DINO's space? ...

4) Our shelves have been completely reorganized by Joe that is working here now
part-time. When I am not here he will be to help you all. That is his primary
job, to be here and to help you with whatever you may want or need? He has great
retail experience already and some valuable wholesale experience, too. From
everything that I have heard he is doing really well here so far. Welcome Joe.

5) The signage on the walls now needs to be fixed and will be to correspond to
the ' new ' organization that Joe has steadily worked at here on both walls of
the store. It's still a work-in-progress but it sure is going well! Thanks Joe.

6) PASSOVER IS COMING and tomorrow, Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 there will be a
big-drop of kosher wines for you all to choose from. COME and take advantage of
our Wednesday sale - three parts, SAVE here and be proactive about Passover, be
ready earlier so you have more time to enjoy it.

7) EASTER IS COMING and we have ordered for that as well and over the next two
weeks we will be receiving many wines that will be perfect to celebrate Easter.

8) THE SPACE in the store is larger and there is less room to put things than
before, SO : we will gradually be growing into this ' newly-liberated ' space of
ours , AND , there will, of course be some growing pains in all of this.

9) PLEASE BE PATIENT and UNDERSTANDING with us and please do voice any opinions,
concerns, observations , as many of you have already done. That's the only way
we know there is something to be considered that effect your better shopping
experience here.

10) MORE WEEKLY ACTIVITY with events like the one on this Thursday , April 3rd,
2014 with wine owner Mary Olson of the AIRLIE Winery,  Monmouth, OR, 97361, go
to : www.airliewinery.com (503) 838-6013 for more info. Come join us from 5-8PM
and taste with Mary Olson. I just spoke to her this morning. She's already here
in our region working with Olivia Bombart of the VOILA Collection Imports that
bring us these delightful wines from Oregon. Oscar, Olivia's husband will be
here on hand with Mary Olson this Thursday. May of you already know Oscar as he
has tasted here many times his portfolio of wines.

11) WE WILL RETURN to doing our ' Big-Theme ' Monthly Wine-Tastings and they
will now be on Tuesday evenings. I am working on the next one right now and will
tell you more as it falls more into place. They will be from 5-8PM on Tuesday
evenings and will cover specific themes and include an assortment of anywhere
between 25-40 wines.

12) OUR WEBPAGE that has been down way-too-long will be fixed again so that I
may keep that updated as well as daily-updating our Facebook Page at : Cleveland
Park Wines & Spirits. That will be great as many of you like the convenience of
using a web page more than a Facebook page or Twitter.

13) OUR TWITTER presence is expanding slowly as we continue to add things there
to bring to your attention. Out two accounts for Twitter and following us are :
cpwinespirits,  ALSO : wineenabler. Do Follow us, do LIKE us on Facebook, too.
Stay connected with us.

14) KEEPING YOU ALL constantly happy, that's our mission, that's our goal.
NOTHING is more important than that. Nothing.

15) BEING HERE FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD is essential, too. We try and include things
about the neighborhood always to keep you all abreast of any developments that
we are made aware of. Cheers, and thanks!


1) " Old Horizontal " Barleywine-Style Ale from VICTORY Brewing Company (
$8.99 a 1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz bottle, 11% Alcohol by volume, Downington, PA. go to :
www.victorybeer.com for more information ) : " Low on the horizon the winter
moon reclines, resting up for warmer times. While inside our homes the warmth
abounds, as dearest friends are gathered ' round. In cheerful moods we
gratefully sup, robust Barleywine ale from the cup! ... " Sounds grand to me, am
I invited?!?

2) Pure Brewed Organic USDA  Lager Beer from SAMUEL SMITH Old Brewery -
Tadcaster - ( $4.99 a 1 Pt. 2.7% bottle/ 550ml , Tadcater, UK ) : " A flavorful
lager brewed only from the PUREST ingredients : organic malted barley, organic
hops, yeast and water."

3) Oak Aged Beer / Irish Whisky Cask - brewed in small batches - from
INNIS & GUNN hand-crafted Scottis Beer, limited edition  ( $11.99 a 4-pack of
11.2Fl. Oz bottles, 7.4% alcohol by volume, Edinburgh, Scotland, go to :
www.innisandgunn.com for more info ) : " Scottish stout matured using Irish
whisky barrels."

4) Spiced Orange Alcoholic Ginger Beer from CRABBIE'S ( $9.99 a 4-pack ,
4.8% alcohol by volume, 11.2 Fl. Oz bottles ) : " Following a secret recipe, the
steeped ginger is matured for eight weeks. It's then combined with real Orange
Extract giving a deliciously distinctive flavor."


1) Shine On GEORGIA MOON Apple Pie " It's Apple Pie " ( On Special for
$10.99 a 750ml bottle, 35% alcohol by volume , bottled by the Johnson Distilling
Co., Bardstown, Kentucky ) : " Corn whiskey with natural apple pie flavor and
caramel color."

2) Aged 12 Years Blended Scotch Whisky from GRAND MACNISH ( $25.99 a 750ml
bottle, 40% alcohol by volume , Glasgow, Scotland ) : When I tasted this the
other day with Vince Grande I was quite impressed and we bought it as well as
another that Vince will come and taste here on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 from
2-6PM. Cheers.

3) 1er Cru de Cognac ' Grand Champagne - Selection Des Anges ' PIERRE
FERRAND  Appellation Gognac Grande Champagne Controlee ( On Special for $159.99
a bottle a 750ml bottle ) : This is the creme-de-la-creme, the top-niveau, the
very best, the most special and silky and velvety and smooth that it ever gets!
It is what the angels drink as it is the quality of what evaporates as it is
being made. Wonderful and rare and a treat to make any occasion as special as it
can ever be, EVER! That's why it is not given away, hard to produce,
time-consuming, a treasure and we are thrilled to have a few bottles to offer
you. Cheers, sante!

4) Imported Vodka Triple Distilled from CARDINAL ( $24.99, 40% alcohol by
volume, Orangeburg, New York , produced and bottled by Henri Viek,
Sheidam-Holland ) : " new and exciting! "

5) Barrel Proof Straight Rye Whiskey from REDEMPTION ( $72.99 a bottle,
121.3 Proof , 60.65% alcohol by volume Bardstown barrel selection ,
www.bardstownbarrelselections.com ) : " Aged six years American Straight Rye
Whiskey... distilled in the Indiana heartland &... "

6) Jamaica rum  EXTRA Aged 12 Years from APPLETON ESTATE ( $33.99 a 750ml
bottle, 43% alcohol by volume ) : What a great gift, what a treat! Something
special to share with a loved one ...


From AIRLIE, Oregon : Come Taste this Thursday from 5-8PM :

1)  AIRLIE Estate Bottled Muller Thurgau 20009, Willamette Valley ( $16.99,
10.5% alcohol by volume,  15305 Dunn Forest Road , Monmouth, OR. 97361, ( 503 )
836-6013  , go to : www.airliewinery.com for more info ) ...

2) AIRLIE 2011 Oregon Medium-Dry Riesling ( $15.99 a bottle, 13.7% alcohol
by volume ...

3) AIRLIE Dry Gewurztraminer 2007 ( $14.99 , 12.9% alcohol by volume ) ...

We will also taste the dry Pinot Gris and the Pinot Noir red as well!

From Joel Et Sandrine Duffau , Bordeaux, France :

1) Entre-Deux-Mers 2013 from the CHATEAU LES ARROMANS ( $11.99,  12% alcohol
by volume , Moulon, Gironde, Bordeaux, France ) : clean, crisp, steely and

2) 2012 Dry Red Bordeaux blend from the CHATEAU LES ARROMANS ( $11.99 a
750ml bottle, 13.5% alcohol by volume ) ... flavorful, balanced, a nice sipping
dry red for this spring that has sprung! GREAT VALUE, too!!

3) 2012 Bordeaux Superieur from the CHATEAU LA MOTHE DU BARRY ( $12.99 a
bottle, 13.5% alcohol by volume, more flavorful, bolder, more complexity, more
depth ... a great wine when you grill or marinate your food. Tasty!



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.



THURSDAY , April 3rd, 2014 ( 5-8PM ) : With owner Mary Olson of the AIRLIE
Oregon Winery, Join Us, Never any charge!

FRIDAY, April 4th, 2014 ( 5-8PM ) : We have a VINI Inc. tasting for you all. We
will use the Pinot Noir Thracian 2011 from Bulgaria, $10.99  that everyone
already loves and re-introduce some of the ' other ' VINI wines. Come and be

SATURDAY, April 5th, 2014 ( 2-6PM ) : We have John Spina with his portfolio of
The Spanish Wine Importers, LLC with four fine Spanish wines : 1) Sios ' Les
Creus ' 2010, $21.99 a 85% Tempranillo & 15% Garnacha with a fresh and fruity
character...  2) Dinarel dry red blend of Garnacha, Syrah and Carignano from
Emporta, Spain , $9.99 ...   3) Isa Belino , a dry white Verdejo from Rueda,
Spain $9.99 a bottle, ...  and the  4) Santes dry red blend from Monsant, $17.99
a bottle. COME TASTE, join us ...

I KNOW I HAVE FORGOTTEN MANY THINGS but it's time to send this now to you all.
Thanks for everything, we really appreciate it. Come see us, stop in, chat, be
here a spell ... cheers,  TONY

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