Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Happy Father's Day Sunday June 15th, 2014 To All The Dads Out There As Well As Happy Thursday June 12th, 2014 The First Day Of The World Soccer Cup In Brazil! Cheers All!

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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to you all a week early! Hope you fathers all enjoy your
special day. You deserve it, really you do : you, too are special and do what
you can, contribute what you can, working as many of you are , coming home when
everyone is tired - as well as yourself - wishing everyone would repeat whatever
they had already said earlier before you got home, wanting to be included in the
family dynamics and realizing that you were all so tired that you would probably
not hear about everyone's day as it was late and homework had to be finished,
chores done, finishing the details of each one's day before it was bedtime.

I LIKED SO MUCH when all the children were younger and I read stories to each of
them. How about you? Did you enjoy that as much as I did? It was a real bonding
period for me, something that I could understand - unlike some of the homework -
and that I could feel a real connection to, and happy to have been a part of,
happy to have been included.

AS THE CHILDREN get / got older it was harder. All this internet stuff and all
this existence having to be validated on some type of screen, some image large
ir small, so foreign to me that simply likes to go outside and dig around in the
garden, get dirty and need to wash, but loves the contact, loves the smelling of
the flowers, loves the fresh air and the actual contact with nature and life
whether it is then recorded later on a screen or not. I want my own experience.

SO : I HOPE all you fathers get to spend quality time with you children. That is
so important, so enriching.

I HAVE BEEN TALKING HERE now for at least three to four weeks already about
Father's day this Sunday, June 15th, 2014 and I love it when I hear references
to it from our customers. That always makes me stand up straight and play closer
attention and smile, too. I love it. Thanks all for thinking about it and being
proactive and aware as it is important to all of us dad to be recognized for
what we do, what we bring, the stability and the other things that we add to a
family's dynamics and success ultimately! It takes a family, each and every one
of our families, we are all important factors to their success.

AND WE ARE PREPARED FOR all you fathers out there with such varied tastes , from
ales and beers and ciders, liqueurs, bourbons, single malts, gins, vodkas, rums,
... and wines, too. The list goes on and on and on and on and on! Always
something , too , that is ' new ' and so very exciting.

FOR ALL YOU WITH FATHERS needing a gift for this Sunday do stop by and see what
we have. I will be writing about it all shortly, along with the beer, ales,
liquors and wines for Thursday's Soccer World Cup start that goes for a whole
month I believe? I will write about those products that are Brazilian as well as
those that have a big presence in Brazil from Cinzano , $8.99 vermouth to
Cointreau, $36.99 a 750ml bottle On Special.

BEER From Santos :

1) 20th Anniversary Belgian-Style Ale - ale brewed with grape juice, Brewed &
Bottled by GREAT DIVIDE Brewing Co. ( $9.99 a 1Pt. 6 Fl. Oz bottle, 8.2% alcohol
by volume , Denver, CO., from 1994-2014 ) : go to for more info :

2) Matt's ' Burning Rosids ' Imperial Cheerywood Smoked Saison STONE Brewing Co.
' Honoring His Memory ' (On Special for $10.99 a 1 Pt. 6-Fl. Oz bottle, 10.5%
alcohol by volume, from Escondido, San Diego, CA., go to : www.stonebrewing.com
for more info ) : " Life is extraordinarily precious, joyous ... and fragile ...
" Try some soon!

3) Light & Dark Smooth As Silk XINGU  Black Beer/ Biere Imported from Brazil (
On Special for $11.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, 4.6% alcohol by volume, ) :
this is one of my personal favorites, I never get tired of drinking this, I call
it like GUINNESS without the bite! Cheers, perfect for Thursday's opening
ceremonies for Brazil's Soccer World Cup : 6/12/2014.

4) The Beer With The BRAZILIAN Accent PALMA LOUCA ( On Special for $10.99 a
6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, pilsen, cerveja ) : go to : www.palmalouca.com for
more info. Cheers. Vais. vais, VAIS, Bom dia a tudos!

LIQUEUR - LIQUORS From Malkit & Jagir :

1) ' Soul ' Premium Cachaca Crafted in Brazil ( On Special for $28.99, 40%
alcohol by volume, go to : www.soulcachaca.com for more info ) : " Soul Premium
Cachaca has a history of making one of the finest artisan Cachasa's in the world
... The end result is a smoother and more enjoyable Cachaca that you can only
find in soul." Worth trying.

2) Imported Exotic Brazilian Cachac called AGUA LUCA ( $29.99 a 750ml
bottle, 40% alcohol by volume, go to : www.agualuca.com for more info ) : 450
years of traditional techniques refined over all these years produce this AGUA
LUCA, filtered twelve times, produces a lively and smooth finish. Cheers, just
in time for this Thursday!

3) Fine De Alambique Cachaca from LEBLON ( $32.99 a 750ml bottle, 40%
alcohol by volume, make the LEBLON Caipirinha soon, so smooth, so rich, so
flavorful ) : " Introducing LEBLON Natural Cane Cachaca from Brazil.
Freshpressed cane juice micro-distilled in Alambique copper pot stills at the
Maison LEBLON in Patros de Minas, MInas Gerais...  a lively , fruity nose with
complex layers of flavor and an ultra-smooth finish. Drink neat, with fruit
juice , or in a Capirinha... "

4) The Distiller's Edition of the Edinburgh Malt GLENKINCHIE Single Malt
Scotch Whisky ( On Special for $109.99 a 750ml bottle, from the Glenkinchie
distillery ) : double-matured in Amontillado cask-wood.

5) 1er Cru De Cognac PIERRE FERRAND ' Selection Des Anges Grande Champagne
' Appelation Cognac Grande Champagne controlee ( On Special for $159.99 a 750ml
bottle, Ars, France, ) : Aged and matured in small oak barrels to refine and to
concentrate the flavors and aromas the most delicate and the most subtle and
refined with a long evaporation through the fibers of the French oak that is a
loving and lengthy process that absolutely cannot be rushed, ever! Take your
time, relax, take a load-off and be in it for the long haul, for the greatest
results, pleasures and rewards! Cheers.

6) 10-Year-Old Straight Rye Whiskey MASTERSON'S Enshrined within, 100% rye
whiskey deemed to be as rare as the man himself ( $75.99 a 750ml bottle, 45%
alcohol by volume, 35 Maple Street, Sonoma, CA.  ) : " Crafted by artisans,
distilled in a pot still and aged in white oak casks for just over ten years,
it's the kind of drink that Bat would've surely raved about. ."

7) Navy Strength American Gin from LEOPOLD'S (  $45.99 a 750ml bottle, 57%
alcohol or 114 Proof , ) : Bob our new salesperson tasted it out this past
weekend and it is very rich, very flavorful and packs quite the elegant punch,
too strong for me,I prefer their regular 80 proof version of the gin as it is
silkier and much more subtle and refined. Bob pointed out that many customers
wanted this bolder Navy-strength gin to satisfy their taste buds.



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.


WIN A TRIP TO BRAZIL From The Wines Of Brasil, come get the info here about how
to win ...


1) " Virtude " Chardonnay from SALTON Harmoniza, 2011 dry white from Serra
Gaucha, Brazil ( On Special for $21.99, down from $32.99 a bottle, 13% alcohol
by volume, go to : www.salton.com.br for more info ) : I liked it quite a bit
this past Saturday when Mike and Katie Cavanagh poured it for you all. It's got
some really velvet and bright - fresh Chardonnay flavors that roll ever so
smoothly and rest peacefully on the tongue and palate! Nice, great gift to
yourselves, really good price. Come get some tomorrow and get another 20% OFF
this sale price of $21.99 a bottle, making it only $17.59 a bottle, down from
$32.99 a bottle.

2) ' Volpi ' Reserva 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon from SALTON, Brazil's Serra
Gaucha region ( On Special for only $11.99 a bottle, down from $16.99 a bottle,
13% alcohol by volume ) : This is showing really well, everything in balance,
old-world-style, mature and perfectly ready to drink and enjoy now whether by
itself or with a meal. Lovely, tasty, good balance and definition, I liked it a
lot, especially at only $11.99 a bottle.

3) ' Desejo ' Merlot 2007 Proprietor's Reserve from Brazil's Serra Gaucha (
On Special for $21.99, down from $32.99 a bottle, 13% alcohol by volume, go to :
www.salton.com.br ) : Brazil is quite well-known for their excellent Merlot
wines and also goes down to $17.59 a bottle after the 20% OFF that we give each
Wednesday on bottles of still wine over $20, even if they are already On
Special! This 2007 was quite popular when Mike and Katie poured it this past
Saturday as it is quite much like a fine bottle of Italian red with some bottle
age. A lovely ' barnyard nose - pithy and spicy and earthy and lots of dried
fruits like plum or prune, green olive, some dust and leather - a fine food
wine, medium-bodied that is mature and showing again really well now. It's a
fine food wine! Come get a bottle and enjoy with something grilled and
celebrate! The Salton family came from Italy's Veneto region, I should have said
this earlier.

FOR FATHER'S DAY Some ' Treats " :

1) Dry 2009 Muscat French Alscace White From DOMAINE WEINBACH from Colette,
Catherine et Laurence Faller of Kaysersberg ( On Special for $36.99 a bottle,
down from $39.99 a bottle, and with 20% OFF that on Wednesday's that is only
$29.59 a bottle for a great bottle of French dry white when you grill outside,
13% alcohol by volume ) : This wine is very special, made all the more special
by the sudden, untimely death of one of the world's finest winemakers - Laurence
Faller. Come and celebrate family and Father's Day as well as the amazing life
of Laurence. Cheers.

2) Douro dry Portuguese red , a 2009 from PASSADOURO ( $27.99, from
winemaker Jorge Serodio Borges, 14.5% alcohol by volume, on Wednesday's save
another 20% OFF the marked sticker price and only spend $22.32 a bottle for this
dry flavorful blend, that is hearty and robust and best with a meal, a blend of
30% Touriga Nacional, 25% Touriga Franca, 25% Tinta Roriz and 20% of other
traditional indigenous Portuguese grape varieties. Should be rocking just about
now. From Jody Jackman one of our favorite - one of your favorite local wine

3) Tempranillo 2005 from Spain's Castilla region and made by PINUAGA ( On
Special for $29.99 a 750ml bottle, many are signed by owner Esther that visits
yearly here, and with the 20% OFF on Wednesday's the price drops to $23.99 a
bottle, 14.5% alcohol by volume, go to : www.bodegaspinuaga.com for more info )
: from a great vintage in Spain this classic Tempranillo is showing all the
finesse, the style, the character and the breed of this noble grape variety that
is a real class-act, and a great wine to enjoy this weekend for Father's Day!

4) BV ' Rutherford ' Napa Valley 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon from one of
California's oldest and finest wineries, est. in 1900, ( $36.99 a bottle, 13.8%
alcohol by volume, go to : www.bvwines.com for more info ) : we just had
winemaker Domenica here pouring this for you all and it is showing really well,
I was so impressed with it, so fine and mature and ready now, so stylish and
balanced, it offers a whole lot and with the Wednesday discount of 20% OFF the
bottle comes down to $29.59 a bottle and delivers so very much. This will make
another great wine to enjoy this weekend on Father's Day!

ALL FOUR wines above are highly recommended by me, love them all, would be
thrilled to drink any of them this weekend on my special Father's Day when I
also celebrate that of my father and my father-in-law and so many of the men
that I have known here and elsewhere that were fine fathers like Mike, Zia,
Stephen, John, David, Mr. Carroll, Kim's dad, and so many others that have
touched our lives in so many wonderful ways.


Friday, June 13th, 2014 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Sotiris Bafitis here with Iason
to pour an assortment of his excellent Greek wines that will again perfect for
when you grill this weekend and want to enjoy some tasty, refreshing and
flavorful dry wines whether inside or outside. Join us, never any charge.

Saturday, June 14th, 2014 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Chris Bartha here to taste
some fine wines that he brokers to us : 1) Touraine 100% Sauvignon Blanc from
the Loire Valley from Jean Sablenya, $10.99, ... 2) the FABulous 2009 " Cote
Chalonnaise ' Bourgogne Blanc of the DOMAINE DE L'EVECHE, 100% Chardonnay,
$21.99 - goes to $17.59 if you buy it tomorrow - as you will like it, 2009 is a
great year ... 3) 2012 Cjianti ' Madonnina Del Chiaro ' from DAMIANI, $12.99,
... and the ... 4) ' Secret de Syrah ' 2011 DOMAINE SERRE Des VIGNES Grignan Les
Adhemar, $20.99 - on Wednesday the price is only $16.79 a bottle - from 26770 La
Roche Saint Secret in France's Rhone Valley, 14% alcohol by volume. This is
quite some special wine as well, really, really impressive!

THANKS for everything, please LIKE us on Facebook and follow us daily there at :
Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits, and FOLLOW us on Twitter at : cpwinespirits as
well as at : wineenabler. Cheers, thanks again.

CONGRATULATIONS to all you fathers out there. thanks for all that you have done
for your children.

HAPPY FOLLOWING the SOCCER WORLD CUP starting in two days, Thursday, June 12th,
2014 ...

WE HAVE PLENTY OF EVERYTHING for you all to celebrate well and in style ...


WHAT FOLLOWS is my store email from Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 that I wrote and
sent two years ago. Read and enjoy it if you have the time.   TONY

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL FATHERS OUT THERE! It's this Sunday so everyone should
be proactive and prepared now or by the end of this week and we have lots to
recommend to help you with some last minute liquid libations with-and-without
alcohol. Yes, we do have some really nice non-alcoholic beverages here and they,
too sell really well. We here at Cleveland Park Beers, Spirits and Wines like to
represent the full gambit of things that are offered/available to us and to let
you all decide what you want. We are only here to suggest, answer you questions
and make your life and decisions a bit easier.

ALSO : HAPPY GRADUATION DAYS to many of you out there! Graduations have been
going on now for awhile and are still going on and we have helped many of you
celebrate those as well. It's all so gratifying and special and wonderful and we
are thrilled to be a small part of these celebrations where and we can be.
Thanks for the opportunity to be there for you all.

I HAVE A NICE FATHER'S DAY STORY to offer to you, too.

EARLIER I WAS AT THE FIREHOOK BAKERY for my coffee before coming to work.
Rosalind one of our regular and very special customers saw me approach the door
of Firehook Bakery and she smiled and said " Hello " immediately. I asked her
how her weekend party had gone. She was here last Saturday shopping for beer,
wine to make a sangria and other " essentials ". That was fun for me. I
immediately suggested that she buy some of the magnums of DOMINIO DE ADIRA, 2011
Tempranillo ( 1.5ml bottle - there are two 750ml bottles in each magnum : On
Special for $14.99 from Valencia, Spain I believe ? ) to offer for drinking as
well as for the base of her sangria. As we talked I asked at some point : " What
are you all celebrating? "

ROSALIND TOLD ME THAT they were celebrating Jame's refurbishing/remake of his
1963 Ford Falcon. 1963 was a great year for many things such as much great music
as well as some wine like vintage port. Anyway Rosalind told me that James had
thought it would take him one year and yet it took three years to finish work on
this old 1963 Ford Falcon. I forgot to ask the color but I heard Rosalind say
that this past Saturday they had just got it back from the body shop with a
fresh coat of paint on it.

ROSALIND ALSO JUST TOLD ME that James is a great father and that he has been a
great care giver to their children as well and made it possible for her to
travel for her work. I had asked her if it was alright if I talked about this in
today's store/week email and she said that it would be fine. That's when she
added all this about him being such a great dad. That was of course all music to
my ears and I am happy to share this all with you as we get ready to celebrate
Father's Day.

COME BY AND GET SOME of this DOMINIO DE ADIRA 2011 dry red Tempranillo in the
magnums On Special at $14.99. It's light and refreshing and so easy to drink
with or without food. You should chill it and have it warm up to just the right
temperature for you all. It really is a smooth and silky delight. I immediately
fell in love with it when our rep Jeff tasted us on it three or so months ago.
We are thrilled to have it. If you have a group of dads together celebrating
it's a great wine to enjoy with all this oppressive humidity and heat - by
itself or mixed together with fruit to make a sangria. This is also a great wine
if you still have some larger groups getting together to celebrate a graduation
of a friend or loved one.

SPEAKING OF SANGRIA this past weekend to get a local neighborhood Graduation
Party rolling with the red and white wines I decided finally to start making
some sangria mixes for all these nice people. We were only guests and yet it was
my pleasure to offer some " virgin " and some wine sangrias to anyone
interested. As I made them with some dry French white and a healthy batch of the
fresh fruit sitting by me in a large bowl I would add a splash of dry California
red Pinot Noir, too. I used Sprite to make the " virgin " sangria drinks and as
I worked and spoke the excitement caught on and people started to gather around
and show their interest and desire to have some. All good. I had never really
made sangria mixing the red and the white wine but as you crush all the berries
and mix the whole concoction together it becomes really tasty.

IF YOU TRY THIS  on Father's Weekend try both the DOMINIO DE ADIRA Spanish
Tempranillo red as well as some of the DOMAINE DE BERNIER 2010 Chardonnay from
France's Vin De Pays Du Val De Loire On Special for $10.99. Both are delightful
by themselves with this heat and humidity and they would also make a great base
for the sangria.

ANOTHER QUICK STORY that involves sangria : I went over to a swimming coach and
offered him a Brazilian sangria. We were all gathered for another special high
school graduation. I said that I could add some Sprite to it to make it more
like their soft drink called Guarana that is sweet like Sprite. The minute I
said this he smiled and said that I obviously knew what I was talking about when
I mentioned the Guarana. He is engaged to a young Brazilian lady from southern
Brazil and he said that he would need some Brazilian wine for their wedding
here. That's when I mentioned MIOLO and some of the other really good Brazilian
wines that we have sold here in Cleveland Park from the RIO/SOL dry red Cabernet
& Syrah blend ( $11.99 ) to some of the sparkling wine we sold at the end of
last year for around $13 a bottle I believe. We will have to get more of that

AT THE MOMENT for Father's Day let me recommend some of the MIOLO Family
Vineyards' 2009 Chardonnay On Special for $14.99 a bottle. It comes from
Brazil's Vale Dos Vinhedos region ( 13.5% alcohol by volume, www.miolo.com.br
and is flavorful, rather full-bodied, has some real grip and flavors that are
both pleasing and forward and really open gracefully with time on the palate and
then linger for a long time, too once you swallow. I really do recommend it
along with the 2009  Pinot Noir ( On Special for $16.99 ) and the LOTE 43 2004
dry red Bordeaux Blend On Special for $19.99. There is always something fun and
exciting " just around the bend " ... here in Cleveland Park in our nation's

SANTOS RIVERA ALSO HAS some great beers for us all to enjoy on Father's Day as
well as on continuing graduations and here are some  to recommend.

1) BAYING HOUND Aleworks " Rockville " Kolsch Style Ale ( On Special for
$7.99, 1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz bottle, 5.5% Alcohol By Volume, www.baying-hound.com,
BAYING HOUNDS ALEWORKS Rockville, Maryland 20850, ) : " Perfect for the warmer
months. Refreshing with a little more hop kick than our German counter part ".

2) PEAK Organic Brewing Company " Espresso Amber " Ale With Organic Coffee
( On Special for $6.99 a 1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz bottle, 6.8% Alcohol by Volume,,
Portland, ME. www.peakbrewing.com ) : " A robust amber ale brewed with locally
roasted, organic fair trade espresso with help from our friends down the street
at Coffee by Design. This malty amber ale is brewed with substantial amounts of
Munich Malt, providing a perfect backbone for the rich, toasty flavor imparted
by the espresso ".

3) USDA Organic  " SUM'R " Summer Ale by UINTA Brewing Co. ( On Special for
$9.99 a 6-pack of 12 Fl. Oz bottles, uintabrewing.com, Salt Lake City, Utah ) :
" Sunkissed by UINTA ... earth, wind and beer " and made from water, organic
barley, malt, hops and yeast. The color of the six-packs is green and perfect
for sending the message of " organic ", " going green " and doing whatever we
possibly can to preserve our environment. Come check it out. Cheers.

THIS PAST WEEKEND WE HAD   FIO PISCO   poured by our local reps on Friday, June
8th, 2012 ( 5-8PM ). It's On Special for $27.99, regularly $30.99 a 750ml bottle
and made in San Miguel, Lima Peru www.fiopisco.com re:discover purity. This FIO
PISCO sold out again at this second tasting with Carmine Malangone and Marques
Mullings. It is made in small batches and distilled that way. Made from 100%
grapes, artisanal and with no water or additives. It's 84% alcohol by volume,
made in Peru and we are happy to have it. Imported here locally by SanF LLC into
Alexandria, VA. Thanks Carmine and Marques, you both did a great job and we have
it back today on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 for any of you looking for excellent
Peruvian Pisco.
THIS EMAIL will serve for the the next two and so please do save it and refer to
it again and again as you look for ideas to celebrate and get through this heat
and humidity. The next store email will be on July 3rd, 2012 as we all get ready
to celebrate the 4th of July.

REMEMBER THAT SUNDAY, July 1st, 2012 is Canada Day and that we have some of the
excellent CAVE SPRING CELLARS  2009 Pinot Noir VQA Niagara Peninsula ( On
Special for $18.99, regularly $21.99, from Jordan, Ontario, Canada, 13% alcohol
by volume, cavespring.ca, ). We had this open recently here by our reps John and
Theresa Morrison and it was very well received by those of you that tasted it.
Made in a lighter, very tasty style with lovely accents of herbs and spices and
more subtle and refined taste. It works it's magic much more slowly on the
palate and will be a great medium-to-lighter-bodied red to combine with many
hot-weather meals inside or outside. Chill it slightly for thirty minutes or
less and enjoy it with salads and grilled meats and vegetables, smoked foods.
It's a gem in the rough, really special. Treat yourselves now or on Canada Day.

TOMORROW OUR Cleveland Park List-Serve Notice will appear and so I will combine
some of this email with other things in it. You might look for tomorrow's notice
as I will include other items that I believe you all will be interested in as
well. We are trying to let more of the Cleveland Park Community know that we are
here as it still happens that people come to us here after years of having lived
here and not knowing that we are here and that we offer as much as we do. Many
people are quite literally shocked that our store is as big as it is and offers
as much as we do. We want this to happen less frequently and for more of you to
know that we in fact do offer a wide range of items and services here.

WINE-CLASSES : Saturdays, 11:30AM - 1PM -

JUST LIKE THIS PAST SATURDAY June 9th, 2012 I did a private wine-class for Leah
and Josh and their eight local friends. I charged $10 a person and served six
wines ( one dry Spanish Bobal rose On Special for $9.99, one liter of BIG WOOP
dry Southeastern Australian red blend of Shiraz and Merlot, one WWE. DR.
THANISCH 2009 Riesling from Germany's Mosel region ( On Special for $19.99,
regularly $25.99, 9.5% alcohol by volume, Erben ), and more. All the wines were
well-received and I must admit that this WWE. DR. H. THANISCH 2009 blew the roof
off the top of our store when we finished with it.

EVERYONE WAS PRETTY AMAZED and we all marveled at how flavorful and complete and
satisfying this off-dry Riesling was/is. You can do your own private classes,
too. You simply need to have six or more people and we can tailor it around what
you all want to learn about. I do them to accomodate all of you and your
interests and needs. Call : 202-363-4265 and ask for me, Tony. So get some
friends together and give me a call. I really like doing these wine classes and
have done them for so many years now that I can assure you that you will all
learn and have a great time, too. FUN.

LIQUOR / LIQUEUR From Ravinder Sharma : Father's Day & Continuing
Graduation-Day Gifts :

I HAVE SO MUCH TO MENTION in LIQUOR / LIQUEUR from Ravi : here are some of the
highlights that will be great for FATHER'S DAY :

1) Anejo Tequila made from 100% de Agave plants by DON ROBERTO ( On Special
for $56.99 a 750ml bottle, 40% alcohol by volume, www.tequiladonroberto.com,
Jalisco, Mexico ) is hand-crafted and is " new and very exciting " here in
Cleveland Park. We are very pleased to be able to offer it to you all in time
for Father's Day as well as for the 4th of July! Get some now while we still
have some.

2) The Original KOLOA Kaua, Hawaii : 2 Rums -

a) KAUA 'I White Hawaiian Rum ( $36.99 a 750ml bottle, Rama, Hawaii, 40%
alcohol by volume, www.kolparum.com, is distilled and blended on the garden
island of Kaua'I and is history in the making. It's also brand new to us all
here in Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits. FUN!
b) KAUA 'I Spice ( $41.99, 44% alcohol by volume ) is a golden-hued
Hawaiian rum with natural flavors and caramel color and spice of course. Go to :
www.koloarum.com for more info. Cheers. It's great to see so many products
coming to us recently from Hawaii these days that includes all the various beers
as well as the sparkling and the non-sparkling Pineapple wines that we carry
The sparkling HULA O MAUI ( $26.99, 12% alcohol by volume, made by the TEDESCHI
Vineyards, Ulupalakua ) is tart and crisp and refreshingly dry. It , along with
these two new rums would make great gifts for Father's Day! Cheers.

3) Eau De Vie ( Water Of Life ) de Pomme ( Apple ), Apple Brandy Barel-Aged
in Limousin Oak ( usually used to age French wines ), from CLEAR CREEK
Distillery ( $59.99 a 750ml bottle, 40% alcohol  by volume, ) has the apple that
grew inside this bottle. It's distilled and bottled by the CLEAR CREEK
Distillery in Portland, Oregon and looks fabulous and would make a great gift
this weekend to enjoy at the end of Sunday as the sun sets and it gets cooler
outside and you can all enjoy the last bit of this special day and raise a glass
and toast all your fathers. Cheers.

4) Vodka from Washington Island, Wisconsin, this 2005 DEATH'S DOOR ( On
Special for $34.99, 750ml bottle, 40% alcohol by volume,
www.deathsdoorspirits.com, from the August 2010 harvest ) is distilled from
grain and was tasted this past Thursday, June  7th, 2012 from 5-8PM by the owner
himself. More info is included on our Facebook page at : Cleveland Park Wines &
Spirits. Check it out. We have been selling these three items from DEATH'S DOOR
now for some time and so it was thrilling to get the owner and inspiration
behind these products here. We tasted the White Whisky and the Gun as well and
they are all here available for you all.

5) Basil SQUARE ONE Organic Vodka ( $32.99, made from 100% organic rye, 40%
alc. by volume, 80 Proof, USDA Organic, www.squareoneorganicspirits.com ) : "
The garden-fresh basil aroma mirrors the delightful earthiness of basil on the
palate. Clean and bright with a soft hint of white pepper and citrus. ... Our
master distiller, Bill Scott, infuses the essence of four basil varieties -
Genovese, Thai, Lemon and Sweet - to create SQUARE ONE Basil ". FUN. TASTY. Try

WINES From Eric, Michel and Tony :

1) Natural Sweet Red & Natural Sweet Rose from the ROBERTSON WINERY ( Both
are On Special for $7.99 a 750ml bottle, both have 7.5% alcohol by volume, from
South Africa, ) in fun tear-drop shaped bottles. Chill them both. The more you
chill them the drier they will taste. These are fun to enjoy all by themselves
and would also be very casual and appealing to enjoy on a really hot and muggy
day outdoors this weekend. They also make nice gifts for those of you just
starting to drink and enjoy wine. All the emphasis is on the softness and the
roundness of the fruit flavors and not on the tannins or the acids. FUN for
Father's Day!

2) 2009 Cabernet Franc from Virginia and made by WINEWORKS ( $34.99 for a
three-liter box of wine : that's 4 750ml bottles inside at $8.75 a bottle,
www.virginiawineworks.com, made by Michael Shaps outside of Charlottesville, VA.
) and is a great party wine as well as a great way tor larger parties and groups
of people to celebrate all the graduation day celebrations, too. I enjoyed some
last night as I used some the other day for a graduation and since we did not
use it all and it keeps fresh inside the bag it still tasted great while I
grilled our dinner. I definitely recommend it and think it represents a great
deal, too.

3) " Bone Dance " 2007 Napa Valley Merlot from JAQK Cellars ( $28.99,
www.jaqkcellars.com ) is quite rich and robust and flavorful. It still has some
really nice balance, even at 14.5% alcohol by volume. It will taste great at a
grill on Father's Day or on another graduation celebration. Medium-bodied and
focused and a real treat to make ourselves feel even more special and
appreciated. Try some, you will love it.

4) " Charmed " JAQK CELLARS  Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2010 ( $29.99,
www.jaqkcellars.com , 13.9% alcohol by volume ) has a great label for
celebrating and graduations and with just a splash of oak to the taste it will
be great when you grill and barbecue and enjoy yourselves inside or outside.
It's medium-bodied and very forward and bright on the palate and the flavors do
indeed linger. Bright and cheery and fun.


1) FIRST FRESH Extra Virgin Olive oil Fall 2011 Harvest from California,
this BILL SANDERS ( $18.99 a 500ml bottle ) is made from 3 Spanish varieties of
olives and just won the " Prestige Gold " award at the Terraolivo Evoo
International competition in Jerusalem. It will also be featured in the " New
Brands on the Shelf " pavilion at the Fancy Food Show in Washington D.C. here on
from July 17-19. If you know Bill from Cleveland Park please go by and say "
hello " to him. We sell his olive oil here and are thrilled to have it. This is
another great " Father's Day " gift.

2) PATXARAN Sloe Berrie liqueur ORDOKI Licores BAZTAN ( $23.99. 750ml
bottle, from Navarra, Spain 25% alcohol by volume, without additives ) is pretty
amazing. We had it opened and poured by our local rep Nolan Hale this past
Saturday and we sold some. It's pretty appealing with accents of licorice and a
smooth, silky, bright-textured mouth-feel that coats and cajoles and pleases and
is never cloying or heavy. You want to sip it again and then again and then
again once again as if for the very first time : just to be sure you like it as
much as you did on the first sip. FUN. A great way to celebrate and end an
evening this coming weekend with family and friends.


FRIDAY, June 15th, 2012 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Estebe from Tradewinds Imports
here to taste some of his excellent Spanish and Argentinian wines, from
still/non-sparkling to sparkling as well. It will be fun. Estebe has some really
nice wines that could be great for Father's Day like his MANLA dry white 100%
Verdejo 2011 Spanish white ( $20.99, www.cachazo.com, from Valladolid, Spain ),
and his  CHANARMUYO Reserva Chamas Honnorat Family Wines 2009 dry red Tannat
indigenous grape variety from La Rioja's Valle De Chanarmuyo in Argentina, close
to Uruguay, for $19.99. It's hearty, earthy, herbal, spicy and needs food to
flesh it out. The MANLA is lovely to enjoy with salads and cold cuts and most
warm-weather meals that include shellfish, fish, white meats, vinaigrettes,
goats' cheeses and much, MUCH more. Cheers.

SATURDAY,  June 16th, 2012 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Jan Conrad of JUSTIN
California wines here to pour a selection of his wines which will include a
Chardonnay, a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Sauvignon Blanc dry white wine. Join us ,
there is never any charge. Please bring family and friends.

FRIDAY, June 22nd, 2012 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Neil Shrodo of Five Grapes
Imports here to pour a selection of both his French and his California wines.
Please join us, never any charge.

SANTOS has organized a GOOSE ISLAND beer tasting from 5-8PM.

SATURDAY, June 23rd, 2012 from 2-6PM we have Ernie our local rep of
Monument Wines here pouring a selection of his California and Italian wines? I
just spoke to Matt Daniels of Majestic Fine Wines and he will take Ernie's place
at this tasting and probably pour the wines of CALINA ( Chile ), TENUTA DI
ARCENO ( Italy ) and FREEMARK ABBEY ( California ). We will know for certain by
the end of this week. Join us, never any charge.

RAVI has organized a CHOPIN Polish vodka tasting including three types.
FRIDAY, June 29th, 2012 ( 5-8PM ) , we will have Oscar Losama of VOILA
Imports here ( he's a partner with Olivia ) : and Oscar will pour some of his
excellent French wines that may include some sparkling, too as we are getting
closer to the 4th of July as well as the 14th of July ( Bastille Day ). It may
be a : Let's Get Ready Early For BASTILLE DAY Celebration Wine-Tasting. That
makes sense, let's be proactive. Cheers.

SATURDAY, June 30th, 2012 ( 2-6PM ) : Chris Bartha will be here from
Cobblestone Imports to do an early 4th of July Wine-Tasting with all American
wines that may include COOPERS Vineyard here in Virginia with the " Noche "
chocolate infused into the red Norton ALL_AMERICAN indigenous grape variety to
the western hemisphere, the RAMSAY( CA. ), and perhaps some of the Olivet Lane
of PELLEGRINI Vineyards in California's Russian River Valley. Michel and Chris
will make the final decision on this one. We sell wines already from all three
of these excellent vineyards and together they would all be fun to celebrate the
4th of July on the next Wednesday! Cheers.

I KNOW I HAVE FORGOTTEN MANY THINGS but it's time to send this email so that you
all have time to read it, save it, and come to see us when you leave your jobs
at the end of this day. We are here and ready to serve all or at least many of
your needs. You can check us out further at : www.clevelandparkwines.com, also
on Facebook at : Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits and on Twitter at :
cpwinespirits. We are always happy to be of service and help to you all.
Cheers,  TONY

For more info- or to place any orders. We deliver for any order over $30 for
free in Washington D.C. Please call us : 202-363-4265 and ask for Eric, Nelson,
Ravi, Michel, Santos, Ved and me ( Tony ). Or email :
anythony.quinn@clevelandparkwines.com. Cheers. Thanks again for everything.

Please visit our website below for more information, events and specials, and
our calender of wine tastings!


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