Tuesday, July 22, 2014

PASSAGEM Porto, FAR NIEtNE Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, enuta Casali Romagna Italian Sangiovese Reds, LIDIO CARRARO 2 " Quorum ' Serra Gaucha Dry Red Brazilian 20 Percent tannat Blend, PAUL CLUVER Elgin SA Chardonnay, CAENA 2011 Mendoza, Argentina Cabernet Sauvignon, Nora Favelukes, Cutty Sark Blended Scotch, LAZARONI Amaretto In Anthony Quinn's Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits' Store tuesday Email : ENJOY!

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I HAVE BEEN talking with robert and joe kennedy  just now and we just emailed
Sylvia the owner of tenuta casali in romagna, italy about her visit here in
october between the 21st and the 25th :

Dear Silvia , my name is Anthony Quinn and I  manage Cleveland Park Wines
Spirits here in Washington D.C., 20008 , 2023634265, and I am here talking with
Robert Kennedy and we are already planning for your visit here to our fine
boutique wine store to do an in store wine tasting of you three Sangiovese reds
and that is really exciting, I cannot wait to meet you. We will sell and promote
and share your experience here with our customers in Cleveland Park Northwest,
Washington D.C. Robert is here with  his father Joe, and it is great to meet
another human being from Muskogee, Oklahoma : I now know two people that have
been there! Here's Robert to write a message to you : Ciao Silvia! Non vediamo
l'ora che arrivi qui da Anthony per fare una belissima e divertentissima
degustazione!!   Here is JOe talking about FAR NIENtE :

While here with my son Robert I was looking over wines and found a bottle of Far
Niente ' Oakville ' Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Napa Valley, On Special for $150.99
, 14.5 percent alcohol by volume , produced by Nickel and Nickel. they are both
from my hometown of Muskogee, OK. Gil is deceased and John is in tulsa, OK
What a small world. Joe R Kennedy

I LOVE COPYING and PASting and my keyboard does not work well so I cannot make a
capitol t and I cannot backspace, no hyphens, no percent symbols, a mess ...
bear with me today until my new keyboard comes ...

It's a day of stories and requests so far :

hazel came by asking for both the fairhall sauvignon blanc from new zealand, as
well as some of the ox eye VA. Lemberger dry red,... i have special ordered both

laurie came by for some tito's texas corn vodka as friedl at dinner last night
at fiola mare in the georgetown harbor had a martini made with it / found out it
was their well vodka / loved it! also loved the fresh seafood / italian accent
meal there ...

so i have been on the phone with suppliers and having a blast talking and
discovering, sharing, ... the whole thing this tuesday ...

it's the summer and it's hot outside and many are away and we need to enjoy the
time we have.

Here are some suggestions for everyone.

FROM Santos : on beer and ale :

1/  Sprocket bier black rye kolsch style from rich and robbie's from Stone
: On special for $9.99 a 1 pint 6 fluid ounce bottle, 5.4 percent alcohol by
volume from escondido, san diego, CA. go to : www.stonebrewing.com for more info
... " we like it because it is dark and easy to drink . " there is so much green
writing on the brown bottle that it makes my head spin just to try and wrap my
eyes around it. Come check this out for yourselves. Cheers.

2/ 20th anniversary belgianstyle ale / ale brewed with grape juice from the
great divide : $9.99 a bottle, 1 pint 6 fluid ounces, 8.2 percent alcohol by
volume , from denver, colorado, : " this belgian style ale is a golden example
of our traditional bold character, but with a little something special to
commemorate this milestone ... "

3/ ' summer love ' ale from victory, flavor of the season : On Special for
$10.99 a 6 pack of 12 ounce bottles, from downington. PA. , go to :
www.victorybeer.com for more info,  : " all of the talk about peanuts and
crackers can really make you thirsty, especially in a town like philadelphia
where we flock to the ballpark like birds coming home from winter vacation. ...

thomas just came by asking for some of the Domaine DANIEL POLLIER SaintVeran "
En Messie " 2012, $15.99 a bottle, written up in the Washington Post newspaper
the other day. I told him that we had it and went to get a bottle. I also
recommended the 2012 Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay  /  thomas did not know that the
Saint Veran was a Chardonnay / stainless steel CLOHILDE DAVENNE , $15.99, and
thomas bought a bottle of the Saint Veran. He told me that this was not the
first visit here for hi. He said to me : " the articles in the Post must get
some butts through your door? " I said : " No, not really but that I like to
support the Post and the community and so I try and have them here when the
articles are available each Wednesday. "

then I turned to our local rep Dan that sells me wine and asked him if the
articles draw any sales for them? I said that for us we get a few people asking
for the wines, but not many. Our local rep Dan said that it was the same for
him. We are a part of this community and we are happy that people like thomas
come to see us, that we are grateful for the business it brings us. We all work
together and help each other and that makes it all work, thanks Dave, thanks
Washington Post newspaper. I

I ALSO told thomas that I love holding a hard copy of the Washington Post
newspaper in my hands to read it each day. He agreed, said that he also liked

I RECOMMENDED the CLOHILDE D'AVENNE Chardonnay to thomas because it is lighter,
crisper and more refreshing than the Saint Veran. It is hot and humid and to be
able to drink a lighter Chardonnay now at only $15.99 a bottle is perhaps easier
on the system and more easy to enjoy during and after the wine? Something to
think about ...

time for some liqueur and liquor from Malkit and Jagir :

1/ Zodiak Vodka Luxury Potato Spirits from SAGIAtaRIUS : $26.99 a 750ml
bottle,  40 percent alcohol by volume : November 23rd through December 21st ,
from Rigby, Idaho : " Sagitarius is represented by the image of the Centaur. A
mythical centaur symbolizing energy and power combined with an aspiring spirit
... Always a good sign. "

2/ Amaretto imported from LAZZARONI , Authentic, from Saronno, Italia,
since 1951 : On Special for $22.99 a bottle, 24 percent alcohol by volume : it
is great to get a real ' class act ' back on our shelves!

3/ Kentucky Bourbon Straight ' Single Barrel ' / Eight Generations /
$34.99, 94 Proof, from WAHEN'S , made now for over 2 years ... hand bottled,
Barrel Number 7563, signed by Charles W. Medley ... something really quite
special and worth coming to get a bottle to discover if you all do not know it
yet? Cheers.

4/ Blended Scotch Whisky from CUtY SARK : On Special for $19.99 a bottle :
it is great to have an old favorite back in the store once again. ried and true
and always deliver : and I LOVE the deep yellow cadmium yellow color of the
label that makes me think of sunflowers, and it is summer now after all!

EVERY WEEK we run these two days of SPECIALS for you and it is on all the wines
in the store and not just what I write here. One of our customers thought it
only applied to the wines I wrote about.

SAVE BIG WEEKLY at Cleveland Park Wine and Spirits :


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.


WINE From tony and fernando :

1/  Le CANON Du MARECHAL from the DOMAINE CAZES , 212 dry and flavorful
BIO/biodynamic blend of the Muscat and the Viognier grapes is drinking really
well now and would be a delight when you grill out and are outside with family
and friends, at the beach, at the lake , in the mountains, by a cooling and
refreshing stream ... lovely! From France's Cotes Catalanes in Rivesaltes, go to
: www.cazes riversaltes.com for more info.

the weekend tastings with both Jody Jackman and Andrew Stover were grand
successes : we introduced some great wines to many people and I will mention
some of those now :

From Jody :
1/  ' Clean Slate ' 213 Riesling from Germany's Mosel region : $10.99 a
bottle, 10.5 percent alcohol by volume : refreshing and everyone pretty much
exclaimed that they did not generally like Riesling but this one they did! hanks

2/ 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon from Catena in Argentina's Mendoza Valley :
$20.99 a bottle, 13 percent alcohol by volume, : both Jody and I tasted this and
agreed that it was our favorite Catena red now. It has pretty much always been
my favorite Catena red. I remember discovering it in the early nineties when I
met Nicolas Catena for a private meeting with Nora Favelukes and myself : just
the three of us at Bilbo Baggins' restaurant in Old towne , Alexandria to
discuss how he could launch his wines here in the Washington D.C. region, I
loved the Cabernet then and still do! It is drinking beautifully now, so
balanced and fruit/forward and balanced, and tasty now! Glad to have it on our
shelves. We also celebrated Argentina's Day of Independence when tasting it that
happened earlier this July.

3/ 2006 ' Quorum ' Grande Vindimia from LIDIO CARRARO in Brazil's Serra
Gaucha region : On Special for $56.99 a bottle. It is a dry blend of 40 percent
Merlot, 25 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 percent tannat and 15 percent Cabernet
Franc. I loved everything about the wine : classic, traditional. like a fine
Italian wine from Veneto, Italy where they originally came from. Or like a fine
old world style French Bordeaux wine before they started making a more modern
style to appeal to more modern palates. It is an excellent food wine, it will
shine with a meal.

AND With  the 20 percent tannat that is added it gives the wine a ' new '
dimension from Brazil that you do not normally taste! I like that : Patricia
Carraro the owner presented it to us here in August 2012 and we started with the
everyday Merlot and now have poured and sold some of this very special ' Quorum
' that is world class.  Be one of the first to discover it and to share it with
family and friends and those that you know that love French Bordeaux ' with a
twist! ' Cheers, obregado Jody ...

From Andrew Stover :

1/ Gruner Veltliner Loibenberg Smaragd  from Loiben, Wachau /  2011 from
tEGERNSEERHOF/ MItELBACH, $32.99 we have a rich and thick velvet golden white
carpet of Gruner lushness and brightness that was truly magical on this past
Saturday, 13.5 percent alcohol by volume, balanced and dry and wonderful with or
without a meal! I loved it, Malcolm loved and bought some, it was a show

2/ ' Rosenberg ' 2013 Gruner Veltliner from ANton BAUER in Austria's Wagram
valley, 17.99 a bottle,  12.5 percent alcohol by volume: not as rich or thick or
intense but every bit as appealing and easier to drink and enjoy especially if
outside in the heat and humidity. A real special treat, balanced and flavorful
with finesse and some real silk flavors, too.

3/ Dry 2010 ' taste red '  Long Island New York State blend of 60 percent
Merlot, 20 percent Syrah, 12 percent Petit Verdot, 6 percent Cabernet Franc and
2 percent Malbec / $30.99 a bottle, 13 percent alcohol by volume : flavorful,
some real flesh and backbone for those wanting a heartier and gutsier bottle to
drink. For me it needs more time. I think I would really like the wine in
another 3 to 5 years as it will smooth out and lose some of the edge it showed
for me on Saturday : but that is only my palate, others loved it and bought it
to enjoy now.


1/ Dan terassa brought me some of the 500ml PASSAGEM Porto Vintage 2011 to
taste this morning, $52.99 a bottle : the COLOR alone is so dark and murky and
delightful . I just took a sip from my plastic cup from earlier. I love that it
is so thick that I could hide under it, my tongue at least : that it could
saturate my tongue and give it this same deep garnet/purple hue that is simply
DAN KEPt MENtIONING that it drank more like a wine and not a port.
DAN KEPt SAYING that it was a phenomenal vintage the 2011
DAN KEPt pressing that it was an unbelievable value and that there were few
to match it!

I KEPt thinking how smooth and velvety and silky the taste was, how lush
and delicate almost with no bite, so approachable, so incredibly drinkable it is
now so that people can all get a bottle when it comes in August and enjoy it
late at night outside with family and friends and feel like a million dollars
and more!

WE HAVE NOW the PASSAGEM Porto Late Bottled Vintage 2009, On Special for
$22.99 a bottle, 20 percent alcohol by volume in a 500ml bottle now / agora that
can also be enjoyed now while so many are relaxing and stealing moments to feel
like a million dollars any chance that they can. Love it, obregado Dan, glad to
have this LBV PASSAGEM here for everyone to enjoy ...

2/ 2010 Chardonnay from Elgin, South Africa and made by PAUL CLUVER :
$18.99 a bottle , 13.5 percent alcohol by volume, this is a really beautiful,
balanced wine. Love it.

tastings this week :

FRIDAY, July 25th, 2014  5 to 8 PM  : We have Iason and Sotiris here
tasting an assortment or really fine Greek wines for you all to discover and
sample and fall in love with! JOIN US,  NEVER any charge, everyone always

SAtURDAY , July 26th, 2014 : 2 to 6 PM ; I will see who is free to come and
taste. No one has signed up yet and so I will work on this tomorrow and post the
info on our Facebook page. Cheers.

thank you all for everything, your support is everything to us and we appreciate
it. thanks always for that! Let us know what we may do for you. FOLLOW us on
witter at : cpwinespirits , and LIKE our Facebook page at : Cleveland Park Wine
And Spirits. Cheers, ...    tony

Cheers all, happy tuesday all ..

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