Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Anthony Quinn's Weekly Tuesday Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits' Store Email, J. LOHR Winery, MAGIC HAT Vermont Beer, ARIZONA STRONGHOLD Winery, BOE Brooklyn Oenology Winery, STONE HILL Norton, Missouri, BRICK HOUSE Oregon Winery, DEMOCRACY Vineyard's VA. ' Velvet Revolution ' , SHINDIG US Wines, BOXWOOD Estate Winery VA. Wines, SPEYSIDE Single Malt Scotch, BARR HILL Vermont Honey-Accented Gin, ABITA " Jockamo IPA ", & More ...July 2nd, 2013 ...

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WE START OUR WINE TASTING Here TOMORROW July 3rd, 2013  W/ Ashleigh Sabold of J.

WE HAVE A MADEIRA, MARSALA, PORT & SAKE SALE, Too, ... along with our
still-non-sparkling wine sale! It's a 2-part sale, just in time for the 4th of
july, 2013 celebrations here and wherever you travel with family, loved ones,
neighbors, business associates, too ... everyone is always welcome.

SAVE HERE, TASTE HERE before your celebrations.

WE ARE OPEN on the 4th of July until 4 PM so if you do need last-minute things
please come by and get whatever you are out of or did not have time to get
earlier before you get consumed by your activities!

ALWAYS SOMETHING CHILLED HERE in one of our many coolers so don't panic, just
stop by and get what you need or give us a call at : 202-363-4265 and we will
come by and deliver it for you : a $30 minimum for a delivery.

LAST WEEK we had so many things going on here as we got organized for July and
wrapped up June. All good, always thinking of how we can do our jobs better and
be more in contact with what you really want and at prices that you can afford
by helping you to stretch your dollars.

We have decided to do a J. LOHR Winery, California 2-Part wine-tasting here :
TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 from 6-8PM with our local rep Ashleigh
Sabold as she was free, local and willing to do this wine-tasting of American
wines from California, a perfect fit for this occasion. WE will taste  a
selection from the dry exotic and floral Chardonnay, to the fruity, off-dry
Riesling : to the fruity and fresh indigenous red made with the Valdiguie grape
variety that is much like a Gamay Beaujolais just thicker and more fruity , to
the elegant and refined Pinot Noir, to the fleshy and firm " sleeper " of J.
LOHR, their Syrah, to the elegant Cabernet Sauvignon, and the heartier, more
angular and food-oriented Merlot. In summary : all the wines display balance and
good value, too.

WE HAVE ALSO DECIDED  to do a closer-to-home, more-local beer tasting with MAGIC
HAT out of Vermont. Renee used to come and she did an excellent job. Remember
her with her hat and glasses and always pins and buttons on them? Now we have a
" new " young man coming to pour and add his personality to the mix here at
Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits! This way we represent both the East Coast as
well as the West Coast. It's hard to plan a local wine-tasting here as everyone
is rushed for the 4th of July and many are traveling and many of the local
wineries have big events at their vineyards.

WE WILL HAVE TO try and do a tasting soon from the middle somewhere of our
country to include a broader range of our magnificent country. There are
wonderful products and people coming from each and every of our 50 states!

YESTERDAY WAS CANADA DAY - HAPPY CANADA DAY one-day late! ( I did cover this on
our Facebook page at : Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits : WE HAVE many great
Canadian customers here and are very thankful for that! Cheers to you all!  )
...and so we celebrated that, too : and I mentioned :   1)  NEIGE Premium
sparkling apple wine " Bubble " , $27.99,  7.5% alcohol by volume, at :
www.appleicewine.com ... that's perfect to cut through our heat and humidity
here in Washington D.C., as well as to CELEBRATE in a BIG WAY,  and the  2) CAVE
SPRING 2006 Riesling Estate-Bottled single-vineyard On Sale at $29.99 a bottle!
VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Penninsula, 11.5% alcohol by volume,  go to :
www.cavespring.ca for more info : ...   2 great splurges, TWO  real treats for

YESTERDAY MY WIFE & I treated ourselves to the new French movie called " Renoir
" that we both loved in French with English subtitles. It was spectacular on so
many levels, and we do highly recommend it. On the visual and the sound level :
two of our senses bather in this wonderful artistic period-piece in France's
countryside. You should all see it if you love art and France, it's food and
wine and other alcohols, too : as they are all covered here beautifully. The
sweep in one of the moments of the kitchen table with all the food on it : all
the fresh produce, the magnificent colors, the rabbit or the hare, ... see it in
preparation after our 4th in anticipation of France's Bastille Day on le 14
Juillet, 2013!

BEER SUGGESTIONS From Santos for the 4th :

1) " Elder Betty " Elderberry Weiss from MAGIC HAT Company  ( On Special for
$   , 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, 5.5% alcohol by volume, South Burlington,
Vermont, go to : magichat.net  for more info ) : " ... Our mysterious meritage
of time-honored ingredients harmonize with chaotic chemistry, humble patience ,
and blind faith to create this unique beer to share in the rousing company of
kindred spirits. Cheers! " Happy 4th of July everyone.

2) " Two-Hearted " Ale IPA  from BELL'S Brewery ( On Special for $11.99 a
6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, 7% alcohol by volume, go to : www.bellsbeer.com for
more info, from Comstock, MI 49053 ) : " An India Pale Ale style  well-suited
for adventurous trips to the Upper Peninsula. American malts and enormous hop
additions give this beer a crisp finish and an incredibly floral hop aroma ... "
PERFECT for this week and the 4th of July! Cheers.

3) " Belgian White " LONG TRAIL ... Take a Hike!  Belgian-style unfiltered
Wheat ( On Special starting TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 @ $6.99 a
6-pack, normally $8.99 a 6-pack , ) " ale brewed with sweet orange, bitter
orange, and coriander ... the soft notes of citrus and spice are topped with a
light fluffy head that finishes clean and crisp ." Sounds like a winner and
perfect for a grill this week! Will hold it's own with many grilled and barbecue
flavors and it's ON SALE, too! Cheers.

4) " Jockamo IPA " from ABITA Brewing, Abita Springs, Louisiana ( On
Special for $9.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, 6.5% alcohol by volume, go to :
www.abita.com for more info ) : " ... an American IPA brewed with pale, red and
caramel malts ... dry hopped with Willamette and Columbus hops. ... " Try some,
so popular, everyone seems to love ABITA!

5) " Zombie Killer " Cherry Cyser , An Apple-Honey Wine with Cherry Juice
added ( $9.99 a 500ml bottle, 6% alcohol by volume , produced and bottled by B.
NEKTAR, Ferndale, MI., go to : www.bnektar.com for more info, Gluten-Free ) "
Dedicated to the freaks and the geeks! What started as a top-secret experiment
with Michigan honey, cherries and apple cider became a viral epidemic.  ...
serve cold ... zombies hate the cold ... "

6) La DIVINE from St Landelin, imported from France ( $13.99, 8% alcohol by
volume, 1 Pt. 9.4% alcohol by volume, Moine Fondateur de L'Abbaye de Crespin,
Biere Doree, from Douai, France and Les Brasseurs de Gayant ) : try some, very
special, try it before the 14th of Juillet and load-up to celebrate later
Bastille Day! Cheers.


1) DH KRAHN Gin ( $32.99, 750ml bottle, from Mountain View, California, go
to : www.dhkrahn.com for more info ), batch distilled, 40% alcohol by volume,
100% neutral grain spirits : Follow the GIN CRAZE! Cheers!

2) BARR HILL Gin ( $24.99 for the 375ml bottle, Vermont, USA ) : tasted and
sold-out here this past Saturday. Made with Vermont honey and so smooth : the
sweet gin if there was such a thing : no bite, no burn, just churnin' cream!
What a lovely treat all by itself. They have found their nitch with this one.

3) MacGavin's Master Distiller's Collection SPEYSIDE Single Malt Scotch
Whisky ( On Special for $19.99 a 750ml bottle, Scotland ) : " Nose : Medium
sweet, quite fresh ... Taste : Mintiness fused with an injection of barley ...
Finish : Good length, refreshing and dry . " Try it : FABULOUS VALUE, very
limited supply at this SALE price. Get some ASAP!

4) " Hacienda Vieja " Tequila Blanco 100% de Agave ( On Special for $19.99
a bottle, 40% alcohol by volume , un tequila de Arandas, product of Mexico :
this price while supplies last! Get some ASAP!

5) " Hacienda Vieja " Tequila Reposado 100% de Agaves ( On Special for
$20.99 a bottle, made in Mexico ) : Again, these prices good while supplies last
and there is limited availability at this price.

WINE From Michel & Tony :



1) Chardonnay 2008 from CHATEAU BIANCA, Willamette Valley, Oregon On
Special for $9.99 : regularly $14.99. Only four cases available. Come get some
ASAP : Perfect 4th of July white : unoaked, flavorful, bright, fresh,

2) Chardonnay 2011 from CHATEAU JULIEN and the Monterey County region ( On
Special for $9.99 , 13.5% alcohol by volume ) : that buttery-smooth,
easy-drinking style that so many love.

3) " Riverside " 2011 Arroyo Seco & Monterey Chardonnay from J. LOHR
Estates ( $14.99, 13.5% alcohol by volume ) : that exotic, tropical fruit and
butter that goes to the edge but never over and is quite pleasing, bright, full
and a delight on one's palate - with or without food. Sip it slowly, let it

4) " Bay Mist " 2012 Monterey County White Riesling from the J. LOHR
Estates Winery ( $10.99, 12% alcohol by volume ) : that soft, full-forward fruit
that again is quite fruity and floral but never sweet or cloying. The more you
chill it the drier it will taste, the more it warms in the glass the softer and
rounder and more fragrant and fruity it tastes. Enjoy!

5) Unum Viognier 2011 from DEMOCRACY VINEYARDS' Monticello, Virgina
property ( $19.99, 13% alcohol by volume , Charlottesville, VA. ) : this is a
softer, rounder, fleshier, brighter, easier-to-sip Viognier that is floral but
not oaked or heavy : charming and refreshing! Perfect for this 4th of July!

6) " Declaration 2011 Reserve Monticello , Virginia dry blend for DEMOCRACY
VINEYARDS, a blend of 34% Chardonnay, 33% Viognier, and 33% Petit Manseng (
$19.99, 13% alcohol by volume , from Charlottesville, VA. ) : this dry white
blend is bolder, heartier, with more highs and lows, more angular flavors, more
punch and pith and sparks! It's a fine food wine for the 4th of July when all
the food is served! Hot off the grill, chilled to perfection in an ice chest ...

7) Asian Pear Wine from SUBARASHI KUDAMONO in Pennsylvania ( $17.99, 12%
alcohol by volume, www.wonderfulfruit.com ) : an off-dry, refreshing bright and
delightful wine using Asian pears grown in Pennsylvania. What a treat for this
4th of July!


1) Dry Rose 2012 from the BOXWOOD ESTATE Vineyard in Middleburg, Virginia (
$17.99, 13% alcohol by volume ), this dry rose blend of the Bordeaux grape
varieties is floral, fresh, brilliant, elegant, a lovely wine of subtlety and
flair and great taste and great, simple fashion, too : never overstated, a
treasure, really. Bravo.

2) " Chiquitta "  2011 Oregon Pinot Noir dry rose from LUMOS Wine Co. in
Oregon's Willamette Valley ( $22.99, 12.4% alcohol , go to : www.lumoswine.com
for more info ) : winemaker Dai tasted this with our customers here recently and
it's the perfect dry, robust, flavorful rose for meals that have been grilled or
that are well-seasoned and flavorful! Cheers.


1) 2010 Dolcetto dry red from the DUCHMAN Family Winery ( $19.99, This
medium-to-light-bodied red will be another delight for drinking before, during
and after the 4th of July barbecue and grill.

2) SHINDIG dry 2009  red blend of Pinot Noir, Merlot, and other grapes
from Michigan ( $18.99, 12% alcohol by volume ) is a delight to chill and serve
with all foods pretty much : complements so many flavors and tastes as it is
developed and flavorful and really toasty dark berried in fruits now. Limited
quantities, get some before it's all gone!

3) " Wildflower " 2011 dry indigenous grape Valdiguie from the J. LOHR
Estates Winery , Monterey, CA. ( $10.99, 12.5% alcohol by volume ) : they
thought for years that this was the Gamay grape. No it's the Valdiguie grape :
and this vintage may be the very best yet EVER! I have enjoyed the same bottle
from Wednesday through Monday and it never suffered : it's been a delight each
day! I poured the last of it down my throat yesterday and it was perfect chilled
and so bright and toasty dark berry-cherry flavors for a hot and muggy time like
now! Cheers.

4) 100% Chambourcin 2011  the " Suffrage " from Monticello, Virginia from
DEMOCRACY VINEYARDS ( $19.99, 13% alcohol from Charlottesville, VA. ) : this
medium-to-light-bodied dry red is fresh and really pleasing and so agreeable
with this hot and humid weather, Chill 30 minutes and enjoy! A delight :
reFRESHing ...

5) " Velvet Revolution " 2011 Reserve dry Virginia blend from Monticello
and the DEMOCRACY VINEYARDS : a blend of 25% Caberent Franc, 25% Chambercin, 25%
Merlot and 25% Petit Verdot ( $19.99, 13% alcohol by volume ) : a bit fuller
though made from young vines this is lighter and brighter and more fruit-forward
than past vintages. Tasty, perfect again, chill slightly 30 minutes.

6) Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 from the JOSH CELLARS, blended and bottled by
JOSEPH CARR ( $14.99, 14.1% alcohol by volume , www.joshcellars.com ) : we liked
the " unique " qualities of this wine with an olive tone that is unmistakable
and fun and great to pair with meals like this 4th of July!

7) BOE Brooklyn Oenology 2010 Social Club Red Merlot Blend from the North
Fork of Long Island ( $19.99, 13.2% alcohol by volume ), this is a nice toasty,
roasted coffee and dark chocolate flavor that is hard to resist, charming -
pulls - DRAGS you in ... for more info go to : www.brooklynoenology.com. Cheers.
Medium-bodied ...

8) Norton 2010 from the STONE HILL Winery estate bottled Hermann, MO. (
$22.99, 13.2% alcohol by volume, established 1847, from Missouri, go to :
www.stonehillwinery.com ) : taste some of the original Norton indigenous dry red
from the United States. This wine ROCKS, it's amazing, su flavorful, so
appealing, so balanced, enjoy it with a meal that is grilled or well-seasoned :
YOU WILL LOVE THIS - perfect for this heat and humidity, and so American!
Nothing - no grape variety is more American than the Norton, and on top of that
this wines is stunning! It's a thrill, a treat, a grand mouthful! Highly

9) " Mangus " Dry Red Blend from ARIZONA STRONGHOLD in Cochise County,
Arizona ( $28.99 , 14.5% alcohol by volume, www.AZstronghold.com ) : a dry and
delightful and very pleasing medium-to-lighter-bodied red blend of 69%
Sangiovese, 13% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon , 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet
Franc. Highly recommended.

10) Gamay Noir 2011 from Ribbon Ridge, this Biodynamic Gamay Noir from
Oregon's BRICK HOUSE ( $38.99, 13.5% alcohol by volume, www,brickhousewines.com,
Newberg, OR. 97132 ) : wow, this is a wonder to hold on one's tongue and lips
and palate : charming and like the vineyard at night when no one is watching and
all is alive and real and fresh and animated!

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY 3-Part  Sake/ Port / Sherry / Marsala / Still-Wine SALE :

1) BUY ANY bottle non-sparkling wine over $20 a bottle and SAVE 20% OFF the
marked sticker price.
2) BUY ANY 6 or more bottle of non-sparkling wine and save 15% OFF the
marked sticker prices.
3) BUY ANY 12 or more bottles and SAVE 20% OFF the marked sticker prices.

ASSORT these items and SAVE BIG tomorrow, Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013. Call
us if you cannot come, or respond to this email : 202-363-4265  : Michel or Tony
( me ) will be happy to help you. Cheers.


Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 ( 6-9PM )  : with Ashleigh

1) J. LOHR  Part-One Wine-Tasting, California wines
2) MAGIC HAT Vermont Beer-Tasting.

Friday, July 5th, 2013 ( 5-8PM ) : Ashley returns for Part Two
1) J. Lohr California Wine-Tasting

Saturday, July 6th, 2013 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Nolan Hale here to taste an
assortment of his excellent California wines like the SEAN THACKERY Paso Robles
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, $16.99, ... SARAH'S VINEYARD Central Coast Pinot Noir,
$22.99, CA., ... Perle LA BASTIDE 2012 dry French slight-sparkle dry white
Mauzac from Gaiilac, southwest France, $10.99, and the Cremant D'Alscace French
sparkling dry white blend, $19.99 from BARTHE RENE Brut in anticipation of
France's Bastille Day on the 14th of Juillet!

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