Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Anthony Quinn's Tuesday Weekly Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits' Store Email Of July 17th, 2014 On Gabrielle Rausse VA. Wines, Tradewineds Specialty Import Wines, ASSAF Vineyard Wines, Upper Galilee, Israel, d'ARENBERG'S ' The Custodian " Aussie Red, Kisis Orange Georgian Wine From VINOTERRE, TERRE ROUGE Sierra Foothills 2010 Grenache Blanc, DIOFILI Dry Greek Rose Blend Of Xinomavro & Mochomavro, Garppa Di Arnesi From MOLETTO, DON CICCIO & FIGLIO Amaro Delle Sirene, Washington D.C. & So Much More ...

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LIFE IS HOT HERE NOW IN Cleveland Park & You All Need To Know Why You Should
.... be drinking wine for the world cup and not Beer, cider or liquor instead...

1) They make wine in brazil and it's quite good!

RESPONSE : They make wine all over the world and it's quite good, too!

2) THEY WORLD CUP is being held in Brazil this year!

RESPONSE : It's been held in many other countries like Italy and Greece and the
United States and many other countries, so?!?

3) PEOPLE NEED TO DISCOVER the fine quality of wines from Brazil as they are
still largely undiscovered, no one knows much about them?

RESPONSE : That  can be said about many areas of the world like Croatia that
played against Brazil on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 and lost their match to
Brazil. We should have all been drinking their wine to make them feel a wee bit

4) THEY DON'T MAKE CACHACA Rum in other parts of the world?

RESPONSE : They do make many other rums in places like Venezuela, Trinidad,
Martinique, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Nicaragua,  and so many other
countries as well, so?!?

5) THEY DON'T MAKE BEER in other countries like they do in Brazil! I mean, what
about another XINGU Black beer from the Amazon, where else can you get that?!?

RESPONSE : Try some GUINNESS Man and get a grip with more bite, more guts and
intensity, not so mild as XINGU. The Italians that just beat England make fine
beer, too like PERONI and NUOVO BIRRIFICIO NICESE Amber Medea beers in the 1 Pt.
9.4 Fl Oz bottles for example?!?

6) PEOPLE WILL BE GLAD to discover SAO FRASISCO named like San Fransisco, and
they both make excellent wines?

RESPONSE : They make fine wines in Lebanon just as they do in New York State at
the SHAW Vineyard in the Finger Lakes by father and son, the father being Irish
and the son being half Irish and half Lebanese, so?!? And I just tasted them
with the son Steve Shaw and will have both the dry SHAW Riesling and the dry
Pinot Grigio, both at $19.99 a bottle here in late July!

7) BRAZIL is such a wonderful melting pot and they speak Portuguese and not
Spanish which is more widely spoken, and we want others to discover the
beautiful language of Brazil and Portugal?

RESPONSE : True, Portuguese is beautiful but so is Spanish and all the other
romance languages and all the others, too, so ?!?

8) BRAZIL moved it's capitol into the middle of the country so that it could be
made more available as a government to all Brazilians?

RESPONSE : That's a hot bed and talking politics is difficult at best and always
brings up issues that are upsetting, so let's all just focus on the games and
the incredible athletes playing them.

9) Everyone LOVES Bossa Nova and so we want to celebrate the Soccer World Cup
with the products and the music of Brazil?

RESPONSE : True, Charlie Byrd and Stan Getz, Louie Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald all
did go to Rio de Janeiro in the the late sixties to perform and share their
music as well as learn from Brazil their Bossa Nova and Sambas, I mean, even
David Byrne recorded not that long ago much of that more current yet traditional
music in Bahia and from various regions of Brazil, so?!?

10) Be current, be ' of the moment ', be Brazilian as the Soccer World Cup games
are there and to absorb it all you have to absorb as much of the  here and the
now ' and of the culture as possible!

RESPONSE : True, but maybe if we all meet somewhere in the middle it will be

AND : Since we have it all that should be no problem, just come on by, hang with
us, do not be strangers!




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.



1) ' Pink ' WOODCHUCK Hard Cider - Gluten Free, Private Reserve ( On Special
for 9.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce hard cider bottles, 5.5% alcohol by volume,
Middlebury, VT ) : " In support of DRAGONHEART'S cancer SURVIVORSHIP ...  "
2) ' Family ' Family Reunio  - 5 SHINER family ' favorites ' ( On Special
for $7.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, est. 1908, SPOETZL Brewery Shiner ) :
includes : 1) Bock, 2) Kosmos Reserve 3) Black lager 4) Wild Hare 5) Brewer's
Pride 6) Premium ... what a mix, something for everyone. Really nice.

3) CIDRE de Thierache Brut French cider  CLOS De la Fontaine Hugo, Rozoy aux
Serre ( $11.99 a 750ml bottle, 5% alcohol by volume, ) : methode traditionelle
and dry and what a great value, too!

4) ' Positive Contact ' Dan the AUTOMATOR the presenter from DOGFISH HEAD
Brewing, Delaware ( On Special for $10.99 a 750ml bottle, 9% alcohol by volume )
: " ale brewed with apple cider and spices, a positive combination of Fuji
cider, slow roasted farro, a bit of cayenne and fresh cilantro. " Love the
yellow- earth tone of this label, too : very soothing.


1) Amaro delle SIRENE traditional bitter liqueur from DON CICCIO & FIGLI (
$41.99 a 750ml bottle, 29% alcohol by volume, Washington D.C. - support local -
) : " We handcraft our amaro based on an infusion of selected roots and herbs."
Glad to have this here, really glad!

2) Grappa Di Arneis from MOLETTO ( $37.99 a 750ml bottle, 43% alcohol by
volume, from Livenza ( TV ) Italy, ) : " The result is the finest artisan
production processes utilizing the pomace of Srneis grapes, this fine grappa
offers an elegant, refined balance that emerges in the delicate flavor and
unique bouquet, typical of the varietal." The Arneis grape also makes a great
dry white in the Piemonte as well as this superb grappa. Cheers.      3)
Distinctive Maine potato COLD RIVER vodka ( $36.99 a 750ml bottle, 40% alcohol
by volume , Freeport, Maine, distilled and bottled by MAINE DISTILLERIES, LLC )
: " Discover a new appreciation of spirits by taking a FREE TOUR of the Cold
River distillery in beautiful coastal Freeport, Maine. See how we make each
handcrafted bottle of super-premium vodka and gin." Sounds like a great idea,
let's all go : when can we meet?!?

4) Trinidad & Tobago Caribbean Rum Aged 7 Years Estd. 1824 from ANGOSTURA (
$24.99 a 750ml bottle, 40% alcohol by volume, ) : " ... we say the sugar cane
is only ready for making rum when it's been kissed by a butterfly." LOVE that,
love Trinidad and Tobago. Was there in the late sixties when the Vietnam War was
going on and I had to go to my father's office at the American Embassy to sign
up for the draft ...

5) Seasonal Spring/ Summer Batch Number from D.C.'s very own GREENHAT
Distillery, the Show Hat, the Yellow - not Green label, $34.99 a bottle, 750ml
bottle, 45.1% alcohol by volume. For more cocktail and more recipes and more of
this wonderful story go to : www.Greenhat.com. Cheers. We love having this here.
Why have they not contacted us to do an in-store GREENHAT tasting yet. Must be
too busy making it ...


1) Shiraz-Grenache 2011 Aussie red by the WINE MEN Of GOTHAM ( $9.99 a
750ml bottle, 13% alcohol by volume, go to : www,gothamwines.com.au for more
info ) : I like this as it is so balanced, so light and fresh and vibrant and
pleasing and a delight to drink, even with all this heat, chill twenty-minutes
before serving!

2) Xinomavro and Moschomavro 70-year-old-vines make this delightful dry
Greek rose from DIOFILI, 2013 ( On Special for $11.99 a bottle, 13% alcohol by
volume ) : Sotiris Bafitis tasted it here this past weekend and it sold really
well as usual. It is from Siatista, Greece, go to : www.diofili.gr for more
info, and come get a bottle to enjoy tonight after you get off work.

3) Estate-Bottled Tannat 2011 dry red Serra Gaucha, Brazil red from the
SALTON Harmoniza Vineyard ( $11.99 a 750ml bottle, 12,5% alcohol by volume ) :
chill slightly and enjoy during these World Cup soccer matches, what a delight,
so forward and smooth and balanced and poised and such a great value, too.
Highly Recommended.

4) 2011 Kisi Orange wine from VINOTERRA in Kakheti, Georgia ( $16.99 a
750ml bottle, 13% alcohol by volume, fermented in Qvevri large earthen jars
buried underground ) ... I like this, flavorful, a food wine, you have to give
it time and space and care and not rush things ... and I thought about this Kisi
VINOTERRA Orange wine because Theresa Morrison came just thirty minutes ago with
a TERRE ROUGE 2010 Grenache Blanc from California's Sierra Foothills that has
such a deep golden color, not orange, and yet the weight and the texture and the
grip of this Grenache Blanc from TERRE ROUGE made me think of the Kisi Orange
wine from Georgia's Kakheti region. The TERRE ROUGE will get here in July in
time for the 4th of July and instead of selling it for $25.99 a bottle we will
put it On Sale for $19.99 a bottle in honor of our great holiday. Come get some,
there will be just a couple of cases and we will sell a maximum of two bottles
to each person. Cheers ... what fun, how special!!!

5) ' The Custodian ' Grenache 2009 from the d'ARENBERG Winery in
Australia's McLaren Vale ( $19.99 a bottle, 14.5% alcohol by volume ) : it's
always such a treat when Jody Jackman our Winebow rep tastes this out here with
you all in the store. It's a classic and flavorful and tasty and great when you
grill and want to be outside. Chill twenty minutes and enjoy thoroughly ... wax
poetic, let yourselves relax ...

6) 2009 - great vintage in burgundy, France from the DOMAINE De L'EVECHE ,
a 100% Chardonnay from the Cote Chalonnaise ( $21.99, 13% alcohol by volume )
from Vincent Joussier 0 : we tasted this here this past Saturday with Chris
Bartha and it is drinking like a dream - wonderful, just a couple of cases left
of this quite spectacular dry and rich white burgundy that is balanced, fleshy
and forward and silky and bright and , ahhhhh : ' just right! ' : but don't take
my word for it , come and see what you think yourselves?

7) ASSAF " 4 Seasons Pinotage ' 2009 from Israel's upper Galilee, this dry
ASSAF Winery dry red Pinotage from winemakers Assaf Kedem and Soren Kedem  has
so very much to offer all of us. It sells for $35.99 a bottle, is 14.9 % alcohol
by volume,  ) : " The way the vines grow, the altitude, and the cool, dry
climate of the Upper Galilee combined with its rich volcanic soil - the terroir.
Everything taken together, directly influences the quality of our grapes. "

BIG NEWS , the ' new ' barbecue restaurant where the old PULPO was , called FAT
PETE is it ( ?!? ) will open in a week, on Monday June 23rd if not at the end of
this week tells me Peter, one of the owners. This is so exciting for all of us,
we need something that attracts a lot of people here and this sounds like it
might just be one of the missing key elements here to solidify and ground things
even more and keep more people here and bring more to us, too. How exciting!
Keep an eye peeled and stay-tuned for more : nice.

8) Azienda Agricola LA GIARETTA Recioto Classico Delle Valpolicella 2005,
$35.99 a 500ml bottle, 14% alcohol by volume , Veneto, Italy ) : This just
sounds like something we all need to indulge our taste buds in really soon! Do
not delay any longer ...


Friday, June 20th, 2014 ( 5-8PM ) : WE have :

1) Fernando tasting from Tradewinds Specialty Imports as well as tasting some
great dry red and white wines of Spain and Argentina, and some Moscatel sweet
sherry, too  ...

2)  Gabrielle Rausse, owner and winemaker and tends the gardens at Monticello,
too ... of his own Virginia winery GABRIELLE RAUSSE in Charlottesville, VA. here
tasting a selection of his wines. What fun, we will have quite the event!
Gabrielle is one of the great pioneers here that got the whole Virginia wine
business off to a start back when there was only FARFELU vineyards, perhaps
INGLESIDE, back in April 1976 I believe he has told me. Cheers, join us, this is
an extraordinary opportunity to taste Gabrielle's wines. Gabrielle is from
Italy, from Friuli originally and so we will taste an assortment of his wines.

Saturday, June 21st, 2014 ( 2-6PM ) : We have John Spina here of THE
Spanish Wine Importers tasting an assortment of his Spanish and South African

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