Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Anthony Quinn's Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits' Tuesday May 15th, 2012 Store Email On : Schonborn German, Firesteed Oregon, Belgian Biere Blanche, Tierras Organic Tequila, Efe Beer, Angry Orchard Hard Cider, Aperol, Villa Massa Limoncello, Zuccardi Wines, : Cherers!

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Featuring a wide, international selection of fine wines, micro-brews and
THE WHOLE STORE is  set up to serve you with this warm weather whether it rains
or shines outside, we have something for you all. Every week I walk our aisles
and am always amazed that there is something " really new and exciting " from
both Ravi ( liquor ) and Santos ( beer ). How could there be so much? We are
getting so much variety and category, country and style and that is really
exciting for you all. You , like us, just have to figure a way to keep up with
it all. That means finding out what is " hip and current ", " trendy and really
new " , purchasing what looks the most exciting and then finding the time to
try these " new " things out. It's exciting, it's a true challenge with many
great rewards in sight for you all.

I HAVE ALREADY TALKED about and included many of the canned beers that are
available to you all. This used to be true only with the most commercial of
beers for so many years and then DALE'S came along and started to change all of
that leading to the D.C. BRAU beers that are our very own from Washington D.C.
We always have several of the DALE'S available for you all as well as we have
another drop of the D.C. BRAU coming this week as we mostly sold out last week.
I have also mentioned the many canned beers that we get from Hawaii and that is
exciting and I have seen a fair number of them on our counter up front being
purchased. I feel that we will only continue to add to all these canned beers
so always be sure and ask Santos. They claim that they are easier to chill
quickly, lighter to carry when you travel and of course less to break or go
wrong in bigger crowds.


1) Blanche De Bruxelles . White Beer ( Biere blanche, wit bier, weiss
bier, cerveza blanc, benoe nnbo, buzasor - $7.99 a 4-pack of cans, 500ml, 1 Pt.
.5Fl. Oz, www.brasserielefebre.be ) from Belgium is new and is wrapped in
plastic for east transport and enjoyment when you get to wherever you are
going. Great summer and warm weather colors, too with white, sky blues and deep
sunshine yellows.

LIQUEURS - New & Old -

" new " flavors, too. I just wrote up one last week for KAHLUA with peppermint
I believe? BAILEYS has had the " mint " and the " caramel ". Now  we wait
awhile and it's anyone's guess when the " new " flavor of theirs will be
available? We might not know when but rest-assured that we will have another
flavor, perhaps this fall instead of this summer? I don't want to risk a guess
on that as the whole world of liquid refreshments is exploding with more and
more choices and varieties.

THIS MORNING I believe for the second time the VILLA MASSA Liqueur LIQUORANGE
of Sorrento ( On Special for $22.99, 750ml, 30% alcohol by volume ) that is a
variation on the theme of their Limoncello that started off the whole
Limoncello revolution here in the United States that seems now like a very,
very, very long time ago. Some of you still make your own and many of you still
buy the VILLA MASSA. Here you have a fun variation to play around as the warm
weather and the humidity are with us off-and-on these days.

IT WAS A BIT OF A MELTDOWN here the past two weeks as you all kept coming by
and asking for the APEROL Aperitivo liqueur ( $21.99, original recipe since
1919, Fratelli BARBIERI, 11% alcohol by volume) is based on an infusion of
selected herbs and roots. A popular recipe : Aperol Spritz : ice cubes, slice
of orange, 3-parts Prosecco ( or any other dry sparkling wine ), 2-parts APEROL
and 1-splash of soda. People were a bit distraught and we are happy to tell you
that APEROL is back once again and we bought a lot to be sure we do not sell
out so quickly!


WE KNOW MANY OF YOU PREFER bottles of beer and so we have the :

1) " new "  FIRESTONE " Union Jack " IPA ( $12.99, 7.5% alcohol  y volume,
) is an American style India Pale Ale from the FIRESTONE WALKER Brewing
Company. This is for those of you out there that have a passion for the ale.


WE ALSO KNOW that the hard apple cider business is exploding and so for those
of you out there have you discovered the  :

1) Angry Orchard Hard Cider " crisp apple " that is naturally gluten-free
( On Special for $9.99 a 6-pack of 12 ounce bottles, 5% alcohol by volume ) : "
This crisp and refreshing cider mixes the sweetness of the apples with a subtle
dryness for a balanced cider. At Angry Orchard we use the ripest apples,
harvested by hand to ensure the highest quality. The result is a distinctly
crisp and refreshing cider."


1) EFE 3 Distile  RAKI( Triple Distilled , $33.99,, 750ml bottle, 47%
alcohol by volume, www.thehouseofburgundy.com ) is made with 100% grape alcohol
in Turkey's Bozdag mountain. Distilled in traditional pot stills with anis
seeds. They get the spring water from the Bozdag mountain. Enjoy it chilled and
straight or by adding water, then ice as a long drink. We are excited to have
this as many of you have asked us now for it for years.

2) " Tierras " TEQUILA Autentico de Jalisco " Anejo "  from 100% Agave( On
Special for $39.99 a bottle, 40% alcohol by volume, Mexico ) is really good and
it's also made from organic agave plants. Made from Blue Agave in small batches
and as smooth as it ever comes. We had it open here last year and proceeded to
sell through it and the Reposado and the Silver several times over and it's
great to have them all back here again.



1) Sauvignon Blanc and ALSO : Chardonnay, 2010 from GATO NEGRO ( BOTH are
On Special for $5.99, Valle Central, 13% alcohol by volume, ) from Chile have
been around for a very long time and we thought we would offer them once again
to you all for casual, easy-drinking wines to enjoy with this heat and
humidity. They are very pleasant and the price is also very easy on all of our
wallets. Come and enjoy them all over again. They also come in many reds
flavors, too from Cabernet, Carmenere, Merlot, and  Shiraz.


1) DOMAINE DE MOULINES " Les Cigales " 2011 ( $10.99 , 12.5% alcohol  by
volume ) is a nice crisp and refreshing dry rose that we are thrilled to sell
here and it was a bonus to discover it written up in the Washington Post
newspaper last Wednesday. Great deep wild Sockeye salmon color, too!

2) KNIPSER " Clairette " 2010 dry trocken rose ( $26.99, 11% alcohol by
volume,, Laumersheim, Pfalz ,  www.magellanwineimports.com ) is made from 1005
Pinot Noir and has weight, substance, character and was I believe the very
favorite tasted this weekend by Chris Bartha when we tasted dry roses for
Mother's Day. Lovely.

3) CHATEAU ROUBINE 2011  " Cru Classe " Cotes De Provence ( $19.99, 12.5%
alcohol by volume , www.chateaurubine.com ) is a delight to drink. So much
elegance, refinement and finesse and bright rose sunshine taste. Made by
Valerie Rousselle that is the owner and the harvester and the wine is made from
their own grapes and not purchased. It showed beautifully this past Saturday
and everyone loved it and many bought it, too.

4) GRAF V. SCHONBORN 2011 dry Pinot Noir rose ( On Special for $19.99,
11.5% alcohol by volume, Volkach, Germany, www.schoenborn.de ) has got really
lively, brisk high levels of acidity and a deep rose color and will complement
many a meal. It is best when served with food : salads, tapas, many hot weather

5) " Pink " 2011 dry rose from SCHLOSS SCHONBORN VDP 100% Pinot Noir ( On
Special for $19.99, 11.5% alcohol by volume , Hattenheim, Germany ,
www.schoenborn.de ) is lovely : softer, more mouth-pleasing, fuller and
smoother on the palate. I loved it, really I did. It shows really well with
food. Love the deep rose color and mostly just love the way that it tastes.
It's a beauty any way that you cut it.


1) Pinot Noir 2009 Pinot Noir from Oregon's FIRESTEED Vineyard ( $14.99,
www.firesteed.com, 12.7% alcohol by volume, Rickreall, Oregon ) is light and
bright and refreshing and a real treat to enjoy all by itself and certainly
with most meals, even with this heat and bouts of humidity that come and go
depending. Great value, too. We are happy to have it back again.

2) Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 " Coleccion Privada " from NAVARRO CORREAS in
Mendoza, Argentina, www.ncorreas.com is On Special for $9.99. We are almost
sold out once again. Come get some while you still can. It was once the measure
by which all great Argentinian Cabs were judged by. If it was approaching the
quality of a Coleccion Privada then it was something to take seriously. Here we
have a really tasty, flavorful Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina and you should
all sample it all over again : especially when it's at this great value.


FRIDAY, May 18th, 2012 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Cristina of Winesellers Imports
here to do a wine-tasting of Kiwi, New Zealand , Argentina and California
wineries : FIRE ROAD ( Kiwi ), ZUCCARDI ( Argentina ), and TORTOISE CREEK (
Lodi, California ). This will be fun with both dry reds and whites. Join us,
never any charge.
SATURDAY, May 19th ( 2-6PM ) Armed Forces Day USA : Join us when Andrew of
Vinifera Imports joins us to taste an assortment of his excellent Italian wines
from the Veneto, from Tuscany and maybe more? We will see? Join us, never any
charge, everyone is always welcome.

I AM SURE I HAVE FORGOTTEN MANY THINGS. I certainly hope that everyone had a
great Mother's Day weekend. The weather was nice most of it fortunately and
that's always a bonus. We hope that we can help you with this weekend and to
get through this week until you may enjoy this coming weekend when the rain
will be perhaps a distant memory from Monday's deluge as it may be another one
tonight. Keep a close eye on today's weather and have an umbrella with you.
Stop by, chat and relax and let's share some stories. We are sure that you have
many, we certainly have many. Cheers and thanks for everything that you do for
us. We appreciate it.   TONY

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