Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Palma Louca Brazilian Beer For The Soccer World Cup Match Of Brazil Versus Germany & Anthony Quinn's Tuesday Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits Store Email Of Today : SALTON, LIDIO CARRARO, Agricole AURORA Cellars, LEBLON Brazilian Cachaca, FITZ-RITTER Gewurztraminer Spatlese Pfalz, AYALA Dry French Rose & Much More!

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WE have Robert here now from his own import company talking about the TRE MONTI
wines ...

IT'S THE 2009 ' Vigna Rocca ' Alabana SEcco that he bought a bottle of in April
, 2014 and this is what he has to say about it : " The 2009 is drinking
marvelously and has acquired a really interesting minerality over the last few
years of bottle aging. There are only 4 bottles left here at Cleveland Park,
actually 3 because Tony is saving one for me.  The 2013 Vigna Rocca will be in
around mid-August and will certainly be a treat, but with a few years of bottle
aging it will hopefully get to the level that the 2009 is right now.  Vittoria
Navacchia of Tre Monti has also purchased an Anphorae from Georgia last year and
is concocting an Albana that will certainly be interesting to say the least.
Hope he actually bottles it and we can get it on the market.  Otherwise, we
will  have to do what Anthony Bourdain did and pay the Navacchia's a visit in
Emilia Romagna!!

I WANT MORE OF OUR LOCAL REPS to share some of their insights into their
products, using their own words :
Shannon from Craft Wine & Spirits  , my humble opinion from the bottom of the
bottle :)
The Black Bull :  is true Scotch whiskey without compromise ( available 12y 40y
and the Kyole )
A marriage of honey, dried fruit ,heather and smoke at CASK STRENGTH ! Impress
friends and family with a Dram or whisper of Scotland's finest, Enjoy your
whiskey neat or try something refreshing for the season .. A Ginger lowflyer (
muddled lime , 1.5oz of Black Bull topped with ginger beer )  " In winter to
warm you , In Summer to refresh you and all year to reward you! Slainte"

" Washburn Wine Company is now proudly distributing EL BUHO Mezcal to Cleveland
Park liquors, using only 100% Espadin Agave from Oaxaca Mexico. Using a 5th
generation copper potstill. Mezcal is a very exciting and exploding category
within the spirits. Due to its balanced smokiness (mesquite and banana leaf), it
has great applications in mixed cocktails (ie. Moscow Mules, Salty Dog, w/ Giner
beer and lime) or simply on its own. Pick one up and let the El Buho owl fly. "
Rolf was nice enough to write this just now for me as I worked on two meals :
one a more casual one with fried chicken and deviled eggs, green salad ... and
one with feta and watercress salad, halibut and sea beans that are crunchy like
green beans, a tangy sauce with lemongrass, risotto ... fun working on this
order and besides, this is a business where we all swim together so we can all
stay afloat and not sink. I am delighted that these local reps included some
comments here for you all. I will do this more often as I feel it is interesting
and helpful, too. Cheers.

COME TODAY to taste the SALTON Harmoniza wines of Serra Gaucha, Brazil here with
Michael Cavangh from 5-8PM. No charge. Bring your family and friends. he will
bring his laptop computer for us to watch it while we taste. A small screen but
the wine is delicious and it's free, so join us and taste some of Brazil as they
play the Germans in today's semifinal match.

I HAVE INVITED the Embassy of Brazil to come join us, still no response. I hope
they just show up any time that they can, they are always welcome. It has been a
real treat to expose so many of you to the fine wines of Brazil, even to many
Brazilians that still do not realize that, in fact they are making fine wines

I AM NEEDING TO EXPLAIN that it would probably have been a good idea to include
some of the wines Germany as well as that would be nice. I will have a bottle of
the 2012 Riesling Qualitatswein Weingut Burgermesiter Balbach Erben chilling in
the rfrigerator as well to be opened and tasted during the match. Please let me
know that you are interested and I will pour the BALBACH for you all myself,
$19.99, from Germany's Rheinhessen region, 11% alcohol , imported by Maximum
Wine company. Go to : info@maximumwine.com for more info. Cheers.

I WOULD HAVE INCLUDED of Germany if I had known that they are playing today in
the semifinals. We love selling their fine wines here and have a whole shelf or
two filled with them, with more on order from Chris Bartha that reps this
BALBACH and many of the Rudi Weist German selections out of California as well.

SO : COME TASTE, come watch the match today, come hang with us!


1) ' Leo Weisse ' Weissbier from MAXLRAINER , Naturbelassen Kellertrub,
Unserainer Trinkt Maxlrainer ( On Special for $1.99 for a 1 Pt. .9 Fl Oz , 5%
alcohol by volume, ... great deal and chilled and ready to enjoy now!

2) Hefe Weissbier from WEINENSTEPHANER , a Premium Bavaricum, imported from
Germany, since 1040, Bayerische Staatsbrau ... lighter, brighter, not quite as
rich, and also perfect to enjoy now while watching the match bewtween Brazil and

3) THE Beer With THE Brazilian Accent : PALMA LOUCA ( $10.99 a 6-pack , go
to : www.palmalouca.com for more info ) : nice and tasty and light enough for
the match later this afternoon : in only one hour and thirty-six minutes : but
who's counting?!? Cheers, vais Brazil!

LIQUOR From Malkit and Jagir :

1) LEBLON Cachaca Fina De Alambique Brazilian Rum ( On Special for $29.99 a
750ml bottle, regularly $34.99, 40% alcohol by volume, www.leblon.com ) : Fatima
and Krista have taken really great care of our account and done everything that
they can to make LEBLOn the success that it is here, and for that, I thank them
both from the bottom of my heart : bom dia e obregado Krista e Fatima Peters!
You both are the best. We have the LEBLON open here, too for any of you to taste
if you have not already! Just ask and we will pour you some along with the
Cedilla acai liqueur, $33.99,  and the aged rum 375ml bottle, $24.99 as well :
come and celebrate here today!

2) Lychee Flavored Liqueur from SOHO ( $33.99 a 750ml bottle, 21% alcohol
by volume, ) : mix juices, soda, or tonic. Go to : www.soholychee.com for more
info. Glad to have it here. Love the exotic taste of Lychees!

3) Soju / Shochu from Ty-KU ( On Special for $19.99 a 750ml bottle , 20%
alcohol by volume ) : distilled spirits from 100% barley ... happy to have
another Soju here as the category is growing and there is more and more interest
in it here.

WINE From Fernando & Tony :

1) 2012 Chardonnay from  Vinicola AURORA CELLARS in Brazil's Serra Gaucha
region ( $11.99 a 750ml bottle, 13% alcohol by volume, ) : clean, crisp and dry
with some real bite and body , and best with a meal at a great price, too!

2) Roero Arneis 2013   DOCG dry Piemonte Italian white from LODALI  (
$14.99 a 750ml , in Treiso, Italy, 13% alcohol by volume a bottle, ) : classic
style, dry, good mineral and best with a meal - great price, too : overdelivers
for this price!

3) ' Big Hawk ' Premium Sake from Kyoto, Japan, ( $29.99 a 720ml bottle, )
: I LOVED the fullness, the richness, the concentration and the definite
personality of this Junmai Ginjo-Shu sake, loved it!

4) 2012 Chardonnay from DA'DIVAS from LIDIO CARRARO in Brazil's Serra
Guacha region ( $17.99 a bottle, 14% alcohol by volume ) ; made from 100%
Chardonnay grapes, flavorful, full and complex and opens beautifully with time
and becomes quite lush and thick on the palate. Jim loved it and has bought a
case of it and is probably ready for another. I will ask him this weekend when I
see him. He bought a case of the Tannat dry red from Serra Gaucha this past

5) 2012 Riesling Kabinett from Germany's Mosel region , from BERNKASTELER
BADSTUBE  and made by DR. H. THANISCH ( $22.99 a 750ml bottle, Muller-Burggraef
, Bernkastel , 8.5% alcohol by volume, ) : luscious, bright, rich, voluminous
and satiny-bright and ABSOLUTEly delicious - great ' mouth-feel ', great
texture, great everything! Get some to enjoy as you watch the match soon between
Brasil and Germany!

6) Estate-Bottled ' Desejo ' 2007 Merlot from SALTON Vineyard's in Brazil's
Serra Gaucha region, a proprietor's Reserve ( On Special for $21.99 a bottle,
regularly over $30 a bottle , go to : www.salton.com.br or to :
export@salton.com.br for more info ) : aged one year in French oak barrels ( 50%
)  and 50% in American oak - then aged one year in the bottle before release.

JUST HAPPENED : Wenola just came by asking me of we sold the ANTONOPOULOS Greek
wines? I asked : " Which one? " She responded : " the 2006 , the ' Private
Reserve ' " I said with a big smile ' yes ' and reached for the bottle and
showed it to her where she also smiled. It was recommended to her by her female
waitress at Zaytinya and she loved it and has been oin search of it ever since.
She googled it on line and saw my name and the store's and got here by way first
of at Burka's before realizing she had the wrong store! Wenola which she
believes in an American Indian name bought a bottle just now at $17.99 and I
think we have a new customer. Nice meeting you Wenola! It's amazing wine by the
way and Sotiris and Jason will be pouring it her on Friday, July 25th, 2014 from
5-8PM I believe?
7) Gewurztraminer Spatlese 2011 from FITZ-RITTER ( $27.99 a 750ml bottle,
from Germany's Pfalz region , 10% alcohol by volume , go to: www.fitz-ritter.de
for more info ) : one of my favorites - love Alice Fitz from Boston that is one
of the owners and does a superb job here with her family making this
exceptionally refreshing and bright and tasty white to enjoy while watching
today's Brazil-Germany World Cup semifinal soccer match at 4PM! In just 45
minutes, but who is counting the minutes ...


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.



TONIGHT - Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 ( 5-8PM , with Michael Cavanagh, taste the
SALTON wines of Serra Gaucha, Brazil ) ... watch the soccer match and taste and
relax and enjoy!

Thursday, July 9th, 2014 ( 5-8PM ) : We have our celebration of Argentina's Day
of Independence that is tomorrow, but because of the Soccer World Cup game
tomorrow we cannot focus on a tasting, so Fernando from Argentina will taste on
Thursday instead from 5-8PM.

Friday, July 11th, 2014 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Jim Reeves here tasting fine wines
from France and from Portugal. More on that soon as we are still working out the
exciting new details of his selections!

Saturday, July 12th, 2014 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Fernando here tasting more fine
wines of Argentina and adding some of Howard's exciting ' new ' MEDINA dry
Spanish reds that we will include for $13.99 a bottle or less, depending on how
much I buy ... , and some other fine wines of Argentina, Fernando's call this
Saturday. Join us, never any charge!

THANK YOU for everything! Gotta get ready for our Brazilian wine tasting of the
SALTON wines in an hour's time, and the World Cup Soccer match between Brazil
and Germany starts in ten minutes. Gabriella from Germany was just here and
she's rushed back home to enjoy the game, she will be over after the game.

THANKS AGAIN, follow us on Twitter at : cpwinespirits, also LIKE us on Facebook
at : Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits.

CHEERS, COME TASTE and WATCH the match with us soon here - what fun, what
excitement, what a great treat these semifinals are for everyone!!!    TONY

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