Saturday, August 30, 2014

Discovering For The First Time With Robert Kennedy On Tuesday August 27th, 2014 The Stunning Etna Wines Of VALCERASA And RIVEDIBILE Reds And Whites That Include The TOP Of The Line ' Crucimonaci 2007 Etna Rosso, And THE 2009 ETNA Bianco From The Azienda Agricola Alice Bonaclorsi ; ... Dry, World Class, Burgundy/Like Wines, Too!! Wow, Triple Wow! I Was Stunned Into A Reverie, A Thankfulness, a Great Place To Be! Grazie Robert!!

Robert Kennedy always brings us great Italian wines to enjoy and here Danielle tasted with us on Tuesday, August 27th, 2014 ... nice, TONY

These are quite spectacular, world class wines from Robert from Etna , the Valcerasa / Rivedibile wines that really make / made me slow down, almost go at a snail's pace to examine the bouquet, the color, the clarity, the style, the impression, the glow, the ' flow ' and the ' true being ' of these exceptional wines that really need to be babied as they open slowly  so gradually, so evenly and completely and magnificently that, like so many wonderful things that are completely, unabashedly honest and pure expressions of their inner selves and souls , you want your complete focus turned to them as you do not want to miss a beat, a mini/second, you want to be there for the complete ' reveal ', you want to be sure that you are handed a rose by the bachelor, so to speak, to continue to be in this inner sanctum, this inner and lovely space that gives more than it takes : BUT BELIEVE ME, it takes too/two ... you know, to tango, to waltz, to Foxtrot, to dance ... I loved these wines and cannot wait to get them here. We will have them soon, what a treat, grazie Robert ... Anthony / TONY  / Quinn Saturday, August 30th, 2014 ... on Labor Day weekend here in Washington D.C. Northwest, 20008, Cleveland Park : " A Happenin' Place to be! " ...   TONY

Friday, August 29, 2014

Iason And Sotiris Bafitis Of OENOS Greek Imports Joins Us Today @ Cleveland Park Wine Spirits To Taste 5 FABulous dry Greek Wines @ From 5 To 8 PM, No Charge, Join Us ... Everyone Always Welcome ...

JOIN Sotiris and Iason today for these five FABulous Greek dry wines from 5 to 8 PM... no charge, everyone always welcome ... Anthony / TONY / Quinn  8 /29/2014

TODAY WITH IASON AND SOTIRIS from to PM to taste 5 really fine Greek wines : I tasted them with Iason yesterday, Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014 and really enjoyed them all as quite distinct expressions of their terroir and climate and weather, everything : greek fine wines : 
1/ Red On Black Nemea 212, $14.99, 13.5 percent alcohol by volume, ... fruit/forward, lush, ripe, delicious with or without a meal.
2/ Xinomavro 2011 from DIOFILI, from Siatsta , $18.99, 13 percent alcohol by volume,Greece : cleaner, more muscular, more tight, more taut, more toasted and roasted and zingy/zippy dried berry/cherry/cranberry flavors that are best with a meal, medium to lighter bodied, fresh and with a lively tartness and spice for accent! Made with 70 year old vines ... what a plus that is ... and the price is so reasonable for that ... great value, great food wine, great warm/weather food wine ...
3/ Xinomavro and Moschomarvro 213 dry rose blend from 70 year old grapes, from DIOFILI and the SIAISA Winery in Greece, this is a rich and full and generous, yet still really well/composed dry rose that has been pleasing you all for years now, what a great dry rose to sip as well as enjoy with many a meal!
4/ Assyrtiko dry white 2013 from FEREDINI from the Cyclades region in Greece/Santorini from the ART. KARAMOLEGOS Winery :, $15.99, 13 percent alcohol by volume, : fuller, richer, more mouth/feel, more generous grip and girth and rounder and more accented flavors and taste that linger quite awhile, I liked it from the very first sip yesterday ,,,
/ ' Argatia ', a dry and nuanced and lilting dry blend of Malagousia 45 percent grapes, and 10 percent Athiri and 45 percent Assyrtilko ... more flavor, more layers of flavors that are slow to open, but so rewarding as they do as there is so much more to ths wine, it is quite special. Cheers, JOIN US, come taste today from to 8 PM ... NO CHARGE, everyone always welcome...

Andy Jones, Local Resident Of Cleveland Park, Northwest, Washington D.C., 20008, / TRUE CRAFT IMPORTS / Stops By With he PREAMBLE 2011

We have Andy Jones here in the store and we are enjoying the Tripel Brun at 9.5 percent alcohol, lovely deep rich color, lovely warmth, smooth tatste, good mouth feel, very pleasing, rests well now in the pit of my stomach and I quite no, I quite rather like that as it is 5.26 PM on a rather warm slightly sticky later afternoon, and the Belgian/inspired ale is lovely. hanks Andy for bringing it to our attention with Santos Rivera here that buys the beers and ales ... thanks Andy, more really soon, let's set up a tasting soon with Santos ... TONY

Andy Jones stops by to introduce both the : 

1/ OVERSHORES Brewing Co.Connecticut ' Tripel Brun ' 2014 ale, alcohol 9.5 percent by volume, bottle/conditioned, from East Haven, 06512, ... and the ... 

2/ the PREAMBLE Wine Co. California ... A Wine for he American Spirits of Independence, 2011, 13.7 percent alcohol by volume, from Fairview, go to for more info, ... and we tasted them with customers and will have another in/store wine/ale tasting here with Andy that is scheduled and not so serendipitous as this one was! Cheers, happy Friday, happy weekend, ...

it's beautiful here today in Cleveland Park Northwest, Andy is a Cleveland Park resident with good products and we like to support both. hanks Andy. Here we are with Jagir and Anna in these photos yesterday, Thursday Aug 28th, 2014 ... TONY

OVSH E H C T ...   " A malty strong cheese, cured meats, spicy mustard tomato , lamb, steak, lobster, duck " are recommended to serve with the OVERSHORES Tripel Brun ... ' best in a tulip glass with moderate head to promote release of esters and aroma ... serve cellar cool ...  "

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Anthony Quinn's Cleveland Park Wine And Spirit's Tuesday Weekly Store Email Of August 2th, 2014 On The BV Vineyard Wines, Napa Valley's Recent Earthquake, Labor Day, McPherson exas Dry Les Copains Rose, Barrel Select Bourbon From JIM BEAM, ARIZONA STRONGHOLD ' Mangus ' Red Blend, STONEHILL Vineyards/ Winery Norton 2011 Dry Red. LAIRD'S Apple Jack, CAOCIN CREEK VA. Brandy, HAYMAN'S London Dry Gin And So Much More! Enjoy!!

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Happy LABOR DAY To Us All! Let's celebrate, push the edges, carve out a niche,
go ' for it ! ' Not feel squeezed out of our last few days and hours and moments
of basking in the glow, the sunshine, the moonlight , the super moon, the red
moon, of silly mooning around, grinning, feeling alive and in touch ... oh yeah.

LEt us help you, we love helping you, really, yes we do ,... and you know those
of that shop here that we delight in helping you.

Labor Day TREATS here @ cleveland park wines ...

What will you all need? what have you put off doing all summer that you would
still like to do? Do you need any ideas? Come on by, we are full of ideas,
perhaps too many ideas but we can comb through some and find the ones that are
perfect for you ...

WE HAVE SO MANY things to be grateful for and sometimes they are just under our
noses.On Sunday night my wife and I went to see the movie : " the One Hundred
Foot Journey " and we both absolutely loved it! Perhaps this can be the base of
this week's store email for me as I do like to have some themes to run through
what I write. Labor Day is, of course, the principle theme and celebration. And
in Washington D.C. and the surrounding metropolitan region many cultures,
peoples, religions, beliefs, politics, arts, food and spirits all convene here
and we all find common ground and celebrate.

OF COURSE For LABOR DAY many of us will be grilling, but there are so many
things to grill and so many ways to grill, marinate, prepare, respect, reveal,
celebrate and come to know better and taste better whatever it may be? I grilled
some chicken thighs, for example last night for my wife and daughter. hey have
started back to school already, it is very hard for them, yesterday having been
their first day.

SO : We All Will Be Perhaps Eating Outside this weekend, weather permitting?
hat's the plan I would imagine, make things as simple as possible to enjoy every
last minute and  moment and drop and taste and flavor. Sounds like a great plan.

completely vegetarian, that's a strong possibility. My friend and customer
Andrea made me keenly aware that not everyone is a meat/eater. She's right,
really she is. I have had to add a whole knew vocabulary and way of talking
about beer, cider, liqueur, liquor and wine as a result of my conversations with
Andrea. hank you Andrea.

SO : For two nights in a row I grilled. I love to grill. I grill vegetables as
well as fish and meat Andrea, promise I do.

ON Sunday night I grilled the salmon fillet my wife brought home, and last night
it was the chicken thighs. I have to say that watching the movie " The Hundred
Foot Journey " influenced my cooking of the chicken thighs and I am happy to say
that my wife commented several times on how tasty it was, how much she enjoyed
it. She asked me what secret spices I might have used to cook it? I said ; "
Cardamon . " She said, ' no, we do not have any. ' I told her I bought some at
the store. It was used by the Indian chef in some of his recipes and so I
thought I would mention that. She is correct, there was no Cardamon used, and
yet I did marinate and soak the chicken thighs for awhile in many ' Tony spices.

I LIKED how so much emphasis was made on cooking and either ' having it ' or
not, about knowing and understanding and tasting one's ingredients. I told my
wife and daughter last night that I wished I had worked in Philippe Mellot's
kitchen at the Hotel De La Rigaudie in Sarlat, France years ago. I told her it
would be fun, and then I quickly added : " No, cooking is not fun, it's work,
hard work, a real labor of love. " She agreed with me. I would have learned a
lot. Now I glean a lot from family and friends and chefs that I know , and
movies that I watch and that inspire me, as well as books on food that do the
same. Wow, all so inspiring.

So , Once Again ... about LABOR DAY :

What to serve? he Pumpkin beers are all coming out early, so are the
Octoberfest beers starting to poke out from the corners. What do you think? Do
you want to serve any Pumpkin ales or any Octoberfest beers? We have some, of
course. hen there are the summer seasonal beers as well , and all/time favorite
beers of ours? I have some that I have brought to the table here to mention that
might be fun as hopefully we will be gathered around outside in the warmth and
sunshine around a grill with family and friends.

1/ French Craft Organic Ale from the MOULINS D'ASCQ Blonde  / On Special
for $3.49 an 11 Fl. Oz bottle, , 6.2 percent alcohol by volume,   USDA certified
Organic Ecocert France Sas, go to : for more info / I have
to include this having seen the movie. Seems like it would cut through some of
the sauces and the flavorings we add to our food? I would be happy to give it a
try. What about you all?

2/ ' Boont Barl ' Bourbon Barrel Amber Ale from ANDERSON VALLEY , a malt
beverage aged in 6 months in WILD URKEY bourbon barrels : / $12.99 a 22 Fl. Oz
bottle, 6 percent alcohol by volume, / Bahl Hornin' since 1987 ... from
Boonesville, CA., an Amber Ale ... go to : for more info ...
cheers, perfect to hold in your hands outside on Labor Day I would say , ...
nice taste, too.

I JUST SPOKE to Santos about Labor Day : He mentioned two just now ...

1/ ' HOP / A / Peel from ATWATER BREWERY IN DETROIT, MI., ale brewed with
orange peel, : " An American IPA with mass a/peel  Cascade and Chinook team with
hops of the ' Super Cascade ' variety, to help you feel this brew right down to
your navel. Dried and ground orange peel helps deliver a citric bittering
that'll have your tongue feel like it's on vacation in Florida. "

I LIKE THAT,  ...  ' that'll have your tongue feel like it's on vacation in
Florida." I like that a lot, we should all feel like we are still ' on vacation
in Florida ' or wherever else we may be. hat is a noble goal to strive for,
let's all strive to feel like we are ' on vacation! '

2/ ' Peacemaker ' Pale Ale from LONERIDER Brewing Company , Ales for
Outlaws, :  / On Special for $6.49 a bottle , regularly $9.99 a six/ pack , 5.7
percent alcohol by volume, from Raleigh, North Carolina,go to : for more info ... : " Don't let the badge fool you /
Peacemaker is popular with lawmen and outlaws alike. ThiS PALE ALE USES SEVERAL
HOP VARIETIES AND EUROPEAN MALTS FOR A UNIQUE  and bountiful hop aroma with a
balanced bitterness." ry some, what an incredible choice for Labor Day weekend
and an incredible value, too. Cheers.


1/ Hard Cider Private Reserve Belgian White, BelgianStyle cider from
WOODCHUCK / On Special for $9.99 a six/pack of 12 ounce bottles, 5.5 percent
alcohol by volume, gluten/free, too. his ' new and exciting ' and perfect for
Labor Day celebrations. Great with fish and cheese, from Middlebury, Vermont. "
A handcrafted treasure, the ultra/limited edition private reserve Belgian white,
is crafted with a classic Belgian beer yeast, cloudy, with a rich, golden hue.
It presents a delicate aroma and taste , with coriander and orange notes. It
pairs excellently with seafood fare, mixed greens or sharp cheeses. "

BUT HEY, LABOR DAY is also some spirits as well as beer, cider and wine ...
let's see what we have :

FROM MALKIT and JAGIR we have :

1/ ZODIAC Vodka Luxury Potato Spirits : / $29.99 a ml bottle, called '
Cancer ' / June 22 to July 23 / 40 percent alcohol by volume, ... handcrafted in
Idaho, USA, the heart of potato country. Zodiac is carefully filtered through
Canadian birch charcoal and blended with Rocky Mountain Spring water. Smooth as
can be, you must try some ...

2/ Family Gin Distillers Since 1863, HAYMAN'S London Dry Gin With 10
Botanicals : / $29.99 a bottle, 47 percent alcohol by volume, ,,, great
tradition, taste and flavors, discover it all over again : a classic.

3/ Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey : / On Special for
$26.99 a bottle, 95 percent proof, ... : " he unapologetic and independent
spirit, made for those who take their bourbon seriously." So true, great point,
many of us do, too, take our bourbon whiskey seriously!

4/ Brandy from Virginia from CATOCTIN CREEK , this " Distiller's Reserve "
Hand/Crafted, Small/Batch at $46.99 a 750ml bottle, 40 percent alcohol by
volume, is quite smooth and very pleasing and enjoyable to sip, even with the
warmer weather, especially at night when things cool down some and the stars are
shining bright : perfect for this Labor Day weekend celebration of ours. Cheers
and enjoy.

5/ Apple Jack from LAIRD'S , it's a smooth blend, from America's oldest
family/run distiller, $22.99 a 750ml bottle, 40 percent alcohol by volume, nice
to sip and enjoy into the night looking up at the moon and dreaming and
remembering and planning and getting the nerve up to do some things, finally,
that you have been wanting to do for a lifetime and just have to start doing!
Cheers. Delightful to sip, a treat to blend, love the apple, a fine expression
of the apple as a brandy ... enjoy.


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.


WINES From Chris And Tony :

1/ ' Deux ' 211 from Domaine POUILLON , a dry white blend of 55 percent
Chardonnay and 45 percent Viognier from the Columbia Valley : / $24.99 a bottle,
13.8 percent alcohol by volume, from Lyle, WA. State ... made by a local French
legend , the son of Jean/Louis Paladin of the Jean Louis restaurant that was so
popular back at the Watergate Hotel back in the eighties, remember? Well his son
is making some brilliant wines here. His mother had going for years the really
wonderful fish restaurant on P Streets N.W. off of Dupont Circle called PESCE.
Food and wine, a great winning combination : fine, FINE wine here, distinct and
flavorful and wonderful with a meal, many a meal, when we grill outside...

2/ 2011 Oregon Pinot Gris from the Rudolfo Vineyard at LUMOS in
McMinnville, Oregon, $21.99 a bottle, 12.6 percent alcohol by volume, this has
developed now many of it's extra flavors and is mature and delicious and will be
great for Labor Day as well as these extra developed flavors will hold their own
against many a food and spice and seasoning and marinated taste ... what fun,
what an adventure, live a little, experience the wealth of a full palate of
experiences... cheers!

3/ McPherson ' Les Copains / The Friends ' 2013 Dry Rose from Texas, $16.99
a 750ml bottle, 12.9 percent alcohol by volume, is a lovely, delicate, dry and
lilting and rich/tasting rose with 15 percent Viognier  alcohol by volume, ... I
wrote about it last week and am again writing about it now ...

4/ 2011 Norton Estate/ Bottled from the STONE HILL Winery in Missouri, a
great food wine, $22.99, 13.8 percent alcohol by volume, go to : for more info. Fun and exciting and so typical and
American and important and special and a true American expression! You must try
this at some point, NOW is a great point! Cheers, needs food, needs a flavorful,
spicy meal.


WE WANT TO SAY HOW SORRY  we are for the Napa Valley and their recent
earthquake on Sunday night I believe at 3 AM in the morning was it? Anyway, we
are here and thrilled to represent Napa wines and have some of both the :

1/ BV 211 Rutherford Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, $36.99 a bottle, and
the ...

2/ Reserve Tapestry 2010 Napa Valley Meritage Bordeaux blend, $77.99 a
bottle for you to all celebrate this Labor Day weekend in how fine the wines of
the Napa Valley are, have been and still can and will be ... cheers, our
thoughts are very much now, very heavy, too ,,, as we think of you and the
rebuilding and the work you all have ahead of yourselves, and harvest, too! Lots
on your plates now, good luck with it all, we will sell you wines and help that
way ...

4/ 2011 ' Mangus ' ARIZONA Red WINE ... FROM THE COCHISE COUNTY in Arizona,
this is a wine of elegance and finesse and perfect for this heat and humidity,
$29.99 a bottle, try some, live some, experience some, step outside your comfort
zone, and ENJOY A WHOLE LO ...

Week's Tastings :

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29TH, 2014 FROM 5 TO 8 PM : Taste the wines of Greece with
Sotiris Bafitis a selection of FABulous Greek wines!

SATURDAY, August 30th, 2014 from 2 to 6 PM : Taste the  WINES OF ROBERT AND
OF SPAIN : FABulous Albarino white and red Priorat and Rioja... and more ...


THANKS for everything, call us when you need a delivery and we will come see
you, 202 363 4265    or simply come by ...   TONY

Anthony Quinn's Cleveland Park Store Email Of Tues. Aug. 2th, 2012 : ON : Tenuta Mazzolino, Grota Del Sole, Ch. Fleur De Rigaud Bordeaux, Pink Bug Juice From Rinaldi Vini, Skinny Girl Cocktails, Hugle Austrian Gruner, Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch , Schlafly Sp. Release Pumpkin Ale, Port City Brewing Monumental IPA, Uinta Brewing Company ' Wyld ' Extra Pale Ale, Fire Rock Pale Ale From Kona Brewing Company And Much More, Read On ...

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LABOR DAY TREATS here @ cleveland park wines

WE HAVE SO MANY things to celebrate with this weekend as we say :  " goodbye "
to summer and " hello " to the fall as school starts back up for many
households. It's a bittersweet moment as we are all forced to SQUEEZE the very
last drops of spirits, fun, summer, sunshine and extra warmth and humidity, the
last of the mosquitoes, too ... and turn to a more serious demeanor with more
chores, obligations, rituals and jobs that we kept at bay for short periods of
time as we relaxed and perhaps even turned off most of our electronic gizmos,
too?! Is that even possible in today's day and age? Not as easy as it once was.

READ ON : Our Weekly Wednesday, 3-Part Still ( Non-Sparkling ) Wine Sale
Tomorrow : 8/ 29 / 12 ALL DAY LONG!
1) BUY any still wine over $20 : SAVE 20% Off the marked sticker price even
if it's already On Special/SALE.     2) BUY any 12 still wines or more and SAVE
20% OFF the marked sticker price, whether On Special or not.
3) Buy 6-11 still wines and SAVE 10% OFF marked sticker prices, whether On
Special or not.THIS ALSO INCLUDES : ports, sherries, marsalas, madeiras, sakes,
box wines, all size bottles : mix it all up and cover all your needs, wants and
desires for this LABOR DAY WEEKEND!
IF YOU CAN'T COME : Call : 202-363-4265 and ask for Michel or Tony.WE DELIVER
Free in Washington D.C. for orders over $30. CALL!!!

A LADY JUST CAME asking for some Gentiane that she told me her friends was
really having trouble locating here in Washington D.C. She prefaced that with
the comment that she was turning to us for help as we had always solved many of
her searches and requests with the products she was after.

WHEN I HEARD THIS I thought to myself that I hope we have what she is looking
for this time? She pronounced the name of what she was looking for and I told
her that I had never heard of it. It was a French digestif and I was wondering
what it was and explaining that I did not know it but we decided to look at what
we had on our shelves. As we were scanning them she said : " what's that?! ".

SHE WAS POINTING TO a bottle of our BONAL Gentiane-Quina des Montagnes de la
Grande Chartreuse ST. LAURENT-DU-PONT ( Isere ),  " an ouvre appetit depuis 1865
". It's a QUINQUINA Vin Aperitif ( $19.99 a 750ml bottle, 16% alcohol by volume,
once open keep chilled, product of France ? : " It is made by an infusion of
cinchona ( Quinine ), gentian, and renowned herbs of the Grande Chartreuse
mountains in a Mistelle base. As a Quinquina ( also known as " Kina ", an
aperitif wine with chinchona. It is traditionally enjoyed neat, on ice with a
twist, and in many classic mixed drinks ." It's called a Toni Aperitif de
France. I like that. We only have three bottles left. It was out of stock at our
distributor for awhile so come get some now if you are interested and celebrate
Labor Day weekend with some BONAL! Cheers.


From our " A Taste Of Cleveland Park " from our old and dear friend Pam The
Butcher Ginsberg :


1 lb. filet of lemon sole    one-third c. white wine

2 roma tomatoes, chopped coarsely   Juice of one lemon

2 shallots, chopped finely   black pepper to taste

" Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place sole on cooking sheet that has been covered
with foil for easy cleanup. All fish expands with heat. Cook sole for 4 to 5
minutes. While sole cooks, saute tomatoes and shallots in white wine, lemon and
pepper. Remove sole from the oven. With slotted spoon remove tomatoes and
shallots from pan, placing them on top of sole. Return sole to oven 8 to 9
minutes. Reduce heat on sauce by half. When sole is done, place sauce on bottom
of plate with sole on top. "

MICHEL. WHAT DO YOU THINK? Did you all ever make this or a version of this at
Liliana's? Would you have a Ligurian or a French wine with it? We are out of the
Ligurian white that we normally sell here and so I will mention some French
wines that I think might work brilliantly with this LEMON SOLE FOR YOUR SOUL
recipe of Pam's :
1) 2010 SAINT-BRIS " Clotilde Davenne " dry white Sauvignon Blanc ( On
Special for $16.99, 12.5% alcohol by volume, vin de Bourgogne/Burgundy. Made not
far from the Chablis Burgundy region this unique Sauvignon Blanc from Burgundy
has loads of extra body, flavor and taste to cut through and help frame better
the distinct yet refined and aromatic, delicate flavors of sole and herbs and
tomatoes to cradle our souls.
2) 2011 " La Renaudie " Sec/ Dry 100% Sauvignon Blanc white from the town
of Bergerac ( $14.99 a bottle, 13.5% alcohol by volume, a two-hour drive from
the town of Bordeaux driving into the interior and not far from the caves of
prehistoric drawings Caves le Lascaux.
THIS IS A BRIGHTER, rounder, fleshier-tasting Sauvignon Blanc that is
easy-drinking before and with the meal of the lemon sole.
3) 2011 Le Nectar des Fees in Saint-Pourcain from the Gardien
Freres/Brothers. Celebrating a famous fairy tale this dry indigenous grape
Tressalier only grows in these vineyards of Saint Pourcain that are reputed to
be the oldest in France. It's quite dry with great mineral and soaring blasts of
acids, too,
IT'S DEFINITELY A FOOD WINE, and will cut through all the flavors to be found in
Pam's dish. It's also a great value and something unique with a great story.
Google it and share it while you enjoy Pam's lemon sole this Labor Day.
4) 2010 Palais Prive dry white from the Rhone Luberon region of France,
this ( $20.99. 12.5% alcohol by volume, Caves de Bonnieux, 84480, France, ) is also quite dry with bright bursts of minerals and
tangy-accenting ripples of acidity , medium-bodied and after a glass as an
aperitif you will welcome with open arms and palate some of Pam's lemon sole.
5) 2006 Bourgogne Aligote Vieilles Vignes / Old Vines of DOMAINE Henri
NAUDIN-FERRAND in Burgundy ( On Special for $17.99, 12.5% alcohol by volume, ) is mature and complex and richly-layered and a very
serious dry white food wine where mineral and even some nut and honey flavors
are really turned up high so that they insinuate themselves, subtly infiltrate ,
permeate and saturate one's palate.
THE LEMON SOLE will float effortlessly on everyone's plate. Definitely a food
wine : it will hold it's own against many flavorful/well-seasoned dishes. Not so
much a sipping wine : too much flavor for that!
6) 2010 Ondenc / Onsec Sec - indigenous dry French white grape variety -
Par Robert & Bernard Plageoles ( $27.99, 14.5% alcohol by volume,, ( 646 ) 322-4254 ) is a Jenny &
Francois Selections' complex, multi-layered, golden-colored white that is rich
and full and so thick on the palate with great feel and legs and flesh.
THIS IS AN  amazingly-refreshing, powerful mouth-full of wine that must be
tasted to be believed. It's an experience all in itself and I include it as it
will hold it's own to many a vegetable or side dish and will be a great way to
bring closure to an already thoroughly delicious meal and moment.

I MIGHT RECOMMEND that you start with one of the other wines and then finish
with this Ondenc? Why not, there are always various tastes in the foods served
and it is not always easy to have one wine be the perfect foil or balance for
all those flavors? You might even make Pam's dish and serve three or four of
these wines and invite family and friends, neighbors, too and see what you all
think? It's a simple yet really tasty recipe here that Pam has provided the
Cleveland Park community. Thanks Pam. What do you think Michel? Let us know.

COME AND MIX these bottles and more and SAVE 20% on those over $20 a bottle.
Also save 20% when you mix 12 or more of them - and any other still wines, too.
SAVE 10% when you mix any of these or other still wines, you just need to buy 6
or more bottles to SAVE 10% OFF marked sticker prices. Call if you cannot come :
202-363-4265 - or respond to this email.

BEERS From Santos :

1) " Wyld " Extra Pale Ale from the UINTA Brewing Company ( On Special for
$9.99 a six-pack is certified organic from the USDA/Organic group , unleashed,
Salt Lake City, Utah, go to : for more info ) is brewed with
renewable power and is mighty tasty, too. Try some this Labor Day weekend.
2) " Monumental " I.P.A. India Pale Ale  from the Port City Brewing
Company, Alexandria, Virginia ( On Special for $10.99 a six-pack of 12 ounce
bottles, 6.3% alcohol by volume, 3950 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, VA. 22304, )
is " really local, new and brilliant and inspirational and FUN! Great for this
Labor Day weekend : DRINK LOCAL more, more often, with gusto and pride and
smiles all around.
3) Special Release Pumpkin Ale from the SCHLAFLY / SAINT LOUIS Brewery,
Inc.Company ( On Special for $11.99 a 6-pack, 8% alcohol by volume, St. Louis,
Missouri ... " I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than
crowded on a velvet cushion " sez Henry David Thoreau .... ) :
"  Schlafly pumpkin ale - celebrate the bounty of harvest with this rich, malty
ale brewed with pumpkin and flavored with spices to invoke the season of plenty.
" ALL sounds good to me ...
4) Fire Rock Pale Ale from the KONA Brewing Company ( On Special for $8.99
a six-pack of 12 ounce bottles, 6% alcohol by volume, bottled in Portsmouth, NH,
Portland, Oregon, and Woodinville, WA. From Kona, Hawaii. go to : for more info ) : " Since 1994 Kona Brewing Co. has been
committed to making handcrafted ales and lagers of uncompromised quality. We
invite you to visit our brewery ... "
5) Maredsous Abbaye - Abdij Triple10Triple Ale ( On Special for $11.99 a 1
Pt. 9.4Fl. Oz bottle, 10% alcohol by volume, Tradition Benedictine,, product of
Belgium, Abbaye de Maredsous,, ) : " Maredsous Triple is a
high fermentation abbey beer, ... refermented in the bottle during the 2-month
aging period ... "

LIQUOR/ LIQUEUR From Ravinder Sharma :

1) 15 Year-Old GLENFIDDICH Single Malt Whisky ( On Special for $58.99,
since 1887, 40% alcohol by volume, ) is a great deal for a
15-Year-Old! Try some soon and SAVE. Great gift, also great to celebrate Labor
2) Smooth Ambler established in 2009 , this " Old Scout " Straight Bourbon
Whiskey ( $34.99, 49.5% alcohol by volume, aged 5 years, 99 Proof, is made by
the SMOOTH AMBLER Spirits Company in Maxwelton, WV. ) is
Batch 1, bottled 10-27-11. Enjoy and cheers!
3) Bloody Mary Macerated flavored vodka from BELVEDERE ( On Special for
$32.99, product of Poland, 40% alcohol Polmos, Zyrardow, Polska vodka, 100%
neutral spirits distilled from Rye grain, " just add tomato juice and a squeeze
of lemon " ) : " No artificial additives or flavors are used. Only Belvedere
tastes like this : tomato, horse-radish, black pepper, red pepper and chilis ...
" Try some. GREAT for Labor Day!!!!
4) " Skinny Girl Sangria, a golden-white Sangria ( On Special for $12.99,
10.5% alcohol by volume, made with grape wine with natural flavors, ) : Open and
serve. Cheers.

WINES By Michel and Tony :

1)  2011 HUGL Weine - Austrian Dry White Gruner Veltliner in the liter
bottle ( $10.99 a liter, 13.5% alcohol by volume, product of Austria ) is
another great Labor Day weekend wine to enjoy outside with family and friends.
2) " Pink " BUG JUICE Filtrato Dolce. sweet deep rose pink color is sweet
from Rinaldi Vini, this is like a lovely pink Moscato and delicious all by
itself. For $20.99 this is a treat/ splurge to say " bye-bye " to summer and
start getting ready for the fall and cooler weather. It's so smooth and tasty
all by itself!
3) Bricco Lorella Rosato/ Rose is dry and made from the Nebbiolo grape in
Italy's Piemonte region. This Coste della Sesia 2010 from the Azienda Agricole
ANTONIOLO in Gattinara, Piemonte, Italy ( $19.99 , 13% alcohol by volume , ) is
smooth, velvety, delicate, silky and WONDERFUL. What a treat to sip slowly and
linger and pasue and close your eyes and dream and feel great as you do so.
Cheers. Great rose color, too.
4) Barbera d'Alba 2010 from CORINO, estate-bottled, ( $20.99, 14% alcohol
by volume, La Morra, Piemonte, Italy ) is bright, fresh , lively and very
fruit-forward with bright red toasty cherry and berry flavors. It's an oasis
from the heat and the humidity.
5) Piaggia " Il Sasso " Carmignano 2008 ( the " first " Super Tuscan before
it was fashionable , $37.99 a bottle, 14,5% alcohol by volume ) from MAURO
VANNUCCI is so well-balanced and focused with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
and Merlot blended with the Sangiovese that you never, ever notice the higher
alcohol level. It's a magical red carpet wine ride high up in the sky with views
and vistas that cross your palate that you have to pause and take stock of where
you are, your life, your accomplishments, etcetera. You ultimately feel grand.

SAVE HUGE ON FRENCH WINES from William Harrison Imports coming tomorrow from the
Loire Valley, from Bordeaux and from Burgundy. Mostly reds with a GREAT DEAL,
too on some more half bottles ( 375ml ) of the Bernard Reverdy Sancerre 2010
that we sold you recently for $10.99 a half-bottle saying that if you bought two
of them we would take 10% off and get you two for under $20. Our deal tomorrow
will be better than that I believe? WE also have some PIERRE ANDRE red Burgundy
from the Hautes Cotes de Beaune 2009, Meursault 2009  and the white Reserve
2009  coming, too along with some exciting CHATEAU FLEUR DE RIGAUD 2009 Grand
Cru Saint Emilion. ALL On DEEP SALE. Get them tomorrow and save more with our
THREE-PART still ( non-sparkling ) wine SALE detailed above.


Friday, August 31st, 2012 ( 5:30-8PM ) : We have Brennan Downey here to
taste some of his excellent   1)  Di LENARDO Friuli,  2)  DAL MASO Veneto,   3)
SULIN Piemontese,   4)  TENUTA MAZZOLINO Oltrepo Pavese  and   5)  GROTTA Del
SOLE Italian wines with you all : dry reds and whites and maybe a rose and some
sweet reds, too? I think so. Call for more info ( 202-363-4265 and ask for
Michel or for Tony ). NEVER any charge, join us.
Saturday, September 1st, 2012 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Franceen Khnag coming to
taste more superlative Italian wines from the Vias Imports portfolio. Michel and
I just tried them last Wednesday :   1)  San Michele all'Adige, Pinot Blanc 2010
( Trentino ),   2) Fattotia del Cerro Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2009 (
Tuscany ),   3)  Colpetrone Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG 2007 ( Umbria ),  4)
Cogno Barbera d'Alba " Bricco dei Merli " DOC 2009 ( Piemonte ) and more still
to be decided. This will be a great Italian weekend to taste some of Italy's
best to serve later for Labor Day weekend! Join us and enjoy and relax and start
celebrating Labor Day early here! BRING FAMILY and friends, neighbors : make AN
EVENT HERE of it. Cheers.

IT'S TIME TO POST THIS WEEKLY store email and thanks for everything. Come and
SAVE here 20% OFF on the 3-Part Still Wine SALE , Wednesday, August 29th, 2012.
Call if you cannot come : 202-363-4265. Let us know what we may do for you.
Respond to this email with any questions, concerns, comments. Cheers and check
us out at :,  on Facebook at : like us on Facebook at
: Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits, follow us on Twitter at : cpwinespirits.

P.S. We are sorry to say that our dear customer and neighbor Elinor Sachse ( I
wrote her recipe here last week : Fabulous Mushroom Soup , remembered by her
husband Harry ) passed away last week. Our thoughts are with you Harry.

My Two CATENA Zapata Bottles Of 1997 & 1999 Signed By Jose Galante And Beatrice His Wife 1997 @ Gregory Hill's Restaurant On P Streets : & The 1999 Signed By Nicolas Catena & His Daughter Laura Catena @ The Argentine Embassy In Washington D.C. For It's Release ...

What great memories these bottles are and the events around them as well. Cheers, Anthony ( TONY ) Quinn  8/ 26 / 2014  Happy Monday all, it's glorious here in norther Virginia today ....   TONY

Monday, August 25, 2014

Always A Great Treat To Have Wine Owners And Makers Come Visit Us @ Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits & I Usually Ask Them To Sign & Date My Poster : This One From Around 2009 : Enjoy!

I love this : like a puzzle, like a mystery, like an adventure : see what you can make out and see whom you may know that has signed this side of my poster? Cheers, happy Monday to you all on this glorious late morning outside here in northern Virginia where I have just been gardening and pulling up and sweating up weeds and invasive ground cover ... on August 25th, 2014 ...

I will include the other side soon. Cheers, enjoy this one for the time being.   TONY

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Come Taste / CELEBRATE THE NATIONAL ZOO'S PANDA'S FIRST BIRTHDAY TODAY! / Today With Anthony Quinn @ Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 From 2 To 6 PM Wines Of Vina Y Bodegass BOALCURA In Chile, Weingut BALBACH in Nierstein, Rheinhessen, Germany And Weingut TINHOF In Buregneland, Austria From 2 o 6 PM : No Charge, Join Us, Everyone Welcome Always!

TASTING TODAY with ME / TONY : Taste the FABulous BOTALCURA Chilean wines of : CELEBRATE our Panda's first birthday today with us here at Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits ... what fun, lots of commotion at the National Zoo today, go by if you get a chance, let's all celebrate together ...

1/ BOTALCURA el Delirio Reserva ChardonnayViognier 2012 from Chile's Maule Valley, On Special for $11.99 a bottle, regularly $14.99 , 13.5 percent alcohol by volume, ... as well as ... the

2/ BOTALCURA 2011 SyrahMalbec Central Valley dry and flavorful red blend, On Special for $11.99 a bottle, 13 percent alcohol by volume, ...go to for more info, introduced to us by Craig of RAYA Imports six or so months ago, excellent quality, we have LOVED the Syrah and Malbec 2011 blend ... so full and rich and silky and layered, approachable, balanced, and pleasing on the palate ... and recently we introduced the Chardonnay Viognier dry and smooth and pleasing white blend ... tasty, balanced ... we are happy to have them both here.

ALSO : I will taste the ....

3/ 2012 Riesling Qualitatswein from BALBACH @ Weingut Burgermeister Balbach Erben in Nierstein, Nackenheim, $19.99 a bottle, 11 percent alcohol by volume that is a touch off dry and delightful, especially with sipping and this dampness and humidity now ...

as well as ...

4/ Blaufrankish 2008 Von Den Hugeln from Austria's Burgenland, $26.99 a bottle, On Special for $21.99, no further discount / limited availability ... sale only for today ... this will be wonderful now and perfect for this heat and humidity! Cheers, Join me : 2 to 6 PM, no charge, everyone welcome. TONY Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 from 2 to 6 PM ... bring family and friends here to Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits at 2343 Conn. Ave. N.W. Washington D.C. 20008 in Cleveland Park, 202 363 4265 ... JUST SHOW UP TODAY,

Friday, August 22, 2014

Reaffirming A Strong Connection With he BULGARIANA Wines Of Bulgaria @ Cleveland Park Wines And Spirits With EJ And Customers Art, August, Kristin, Niramol, Randy, Sandy, Karen So Many More On Friday, August 22nd, 2014 ... Cheers All!

We had EJ here tasting the BULGARIANA Bulgarian wines from the Thracian Valley and here towards the end I am pictured with August and Kristin and Niramol / we are holding the bottles of the ... 1/  blended white 2012 of 60 percent Chardonnay, 10 percent Riesling, 20 percent Sauvignon Blanc   ...   2/ and 10 percent and the Sauvignon Blanc 2012  / $11.99 both /, ...    as well as the   ...   3/ 2009 dry red 50 percent Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon blend, $13.99 a bottle, 14 percent alcohol by volume ... all sold well, what a great tasting, and Niramol and I are talking about starting up a wine club here as well ... cheers, TONY

And from a prior, earlier wine/tasting here of the BULGARIANA Wines where Marge stopped to taste and buy! Cheers Marge!!

We have enjoyed selling these wines here at Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits now for years ,,, and EJ has the ' new ' Chardonnay to taste us on here on her next visit, that will make six different BULGARIANA wines that we have to choose, that you all have to choose from here in the Washington D.C. metropolitan region, especially and particularly here at Cleveland Park Wines  Spirits at 3423 Connecticut Avenue N.W. Washington D.C., 2, tel : 223342 ,,,   in Cleveland Park Northwest " THE Happening Place! ' Cheers to you all, come and see us really soon ...  TONY

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Estebe Salgues of Tradewinds Specialty Imports On Renee's First Day Working With Tradewinds Come And Taste Earlier This Thursday August 21st, 2014 Some Fine Reserva 46 TONEL Argentina Malbec 2011 And Torontes 2013 : LOVED The Torontes!

Estebe and Renee are here and the three of us have just tried the TONELES RESERVA TONEL 46 Mendoza, Argentina dry white, 2013, $18.99 that I fell in love with just now! We also tasted the Malbec 2011, $18.99 that is also quite well/balanced and focused, and a fine food wine. the Torrontes is nice with or without a meal. Here's Estebe to tell us in Spanish what he thinks about these two : " Las ultimas dos adiciones a nuestro portfolio Argentino de una bodega tradicional de Mendoza, LOS TONELES, magnificos los dos!!! Tony tambien tiene otra recomendacion para ustedes, Temperamento Bobal, 100 porcien bobal, uva autoctona de Utiel Requena. Disfrutarlo!! Gracias Estebe of Tradewinds Specialty Import Wines : you are the real deal, one of the best, thanks for all your great service and fine wines from Spain and Argentina .... TONY 8/21/2014

Talking With Robert Kennedy About The TENUTA CASALI ROMAGNA, ITALIAN WINES of Owner Silvia Casali That Will Be Here Saturday, October 25th, 2014 from 2 To PM To Do An In/Store Wine Tasting Of 3 Sangiovese Reds And One Dessert Red, As Well ... Join Us, Never Any Charge Here @ Cleveland Park Wine Spirits

Robert Kennedy is here and he was here this past Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 tasting Silvia Casali's TENUTA CASALI 2012 ' Palazzina ' Sangiovese Superiore stainless/steel Romagna, Italian red and since I was away on vacation I will have him tell you about it now. It has 13.5 percent alcohol by volume and I loved tasting it with the other two as well. Silvia will be here on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 from 2 to 6 PM tasting these three along with a half bottle of Terrano / Cagnina GRAPE / A DESSERT WINE from Romagna for you all to taste as well / price to follow / ...SO : here's Robert Kennedy to ' wax poetic ' with you :  " the Sangiovese based wines the Casali's are producing are fantastic and pack a big bang for the buck. All three are unfiltered thus there is some nice and crunchy fruit in there. he entry level Palazzina is cut with  Merlot to soften those tannins just a bit and goes great with pizza and hamburgers while Baruccia , aged 5 months in French barrels then 3 months in stainless steel prior to bottling, is becoming one of the big names from Romagna, pair this with grilled sausages and grilled meats. Quartosole is Casali's Reserve and it is aged 18 months in a mix of new and used French oak. An austere wine with dark berry fruits, spice and what I a call BACON FAT!!!!! An amazing wine, only 120 bottles imported and we will have a few available for purchase during the tasting / it will be on special for $32.99 a bottle. Pair with wild boar, pheasant or a nice juicy fillet.  Was just speaking with Silvia while writing this text and she is super excited about coming to DC for the first time. We are Casali's sole US importer at present. Questa sara' un ottima possibilita' per tutti voi, Italiani e non, di esercitare vs iItaliano durante la degustazione con me e Silvia!! A presto !!!   Grazie Robert e Silvia e a presto!   Anthony / TONY / Quinn  8 / 21 /2014   Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits 3423 Connecticut Avenue N.W. Washington D.C. 20008   202 363 4265 .... just show up... a presto ... TONY

Grazie Robert, always good ... fine wines!

Reminded Yesterday , Wednesday August 20th,2014 By A Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits' Customer Of The PARADISE SPRINGS Of Clifton, VA. Winery " Sommet " Off/Dry White Blend That We Had And Were Able To Sell Her : Nice!!

YESTERDAY, WEDNESDAY afternoon a young lady came by asking if we had any PARADISE SPRINGS Of Clifton, VA. Winery ' Sommet Blanc '? She showed me a picture of it that she had taken of the label. I showed her the Norton dry red that we had, a 2011, $27.99, 13.9 percent alcohol by volume a bottle, as I walked down to see if we had any more of the off/dry Sommet white, 12.5 percent alcohol by volume, that's a blend of 43 percent Vidal Blanc, 31 percent Traminette and 26 percent Riesling : ... I WAS NOT SURE WE HAD ANY LEFT IN STOCK, AND LO AND BEHOLD THERE IT WAS !! LOVE IT, TOLD HER THE OWNERS HAD BEEN HERE, THAT I HAD BEEN THERE, that we love selling some of these fine local selections from both Virginia and Maryland. What a thrill, what a treat, what an honor and a privilege, and right in our own back yards! Love it, happy Thursday to you all ... Go to : for more info. We have the Norton and the Sommet white in stock for you all to enjoy this summer with the heat and humidity ... Anthony TONY Quinn 8/21/2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jean Gagliolo Just Came By @ Rachel Martin's Request To Taste Me On The BOXWOOD ESTATE Winery, Middleburg, VA. 2011 Trellis Red Blend and The 2010 Topiary Dry Red Blend As Well : Both Will Be Here in September 2014 " We Currently Have Half Bottles Of The 2008 Boxwood Red Blend @ $17.99 A Bottle : Drink BOXWOOD ESTATE Winery Wines : Dare To Live Largelly / Grandly / With Style @ Tradition And Great Balance And Flair!

Jean Gagliolo from Capital Distributors just stopped by at Rachel Martin's request to taste me on two new releases or wines currently available through them from BOXWOOD ESTATE Winery in Middleburg, VA. : the

1/ 2011 Trellis red blend : lighter, some good spice and earth and medium to light bodied, opens slowly and gracefully, a bit of cedar in the nose and taste, an old world style wine that was made to complement a meal, slow to open and reveal all it's treasures / that will reward the patient people that want a wine in balance, with lower alcohol, that was always a part of a larger equation and not the whole equation as many wines are attempting unsuccessfully to be these days in my opinion ; short changing us all regrettably , $21.99 a bottle,  ...    and the ...

2/ 2010 Topiary red blend, $32.99 a bottle ; more full an rich and more to hang onto, more to suckle, to warm ourselves with, richer and a bit more beefy, but a gentle beef, a gentle and pleasing meat to it's bones and structure .  You can see the similar style here of both, you can see, feel and taste the balance in both. Lovely We will have both here soon, in the first week of September to be exact.
We also have the half bottles of the 2008 BOXWOOD here at $17.99 a bottle for you all now and that completes the set of three reds with also a lovely summer dry rose that we are sold out of currently but that we also love to sell. Cheers, thanks Rachel, merci Jean ...  Anthony / TONY / Quinn 8/20/2014   Happy Wednesday everyone ... drink some BOXWOOD ESTATE Winery, VA. wines and really live and enjoy ... a treat always ...   TONY

New Updates Of Les Vins De Vienne, Rhone Valley / Cuilleron, Villard Et Gaillard Here @ Cleveland Park Wines And Spirits In Washington D.C., 20008 With Sam Farran And Marie Melodie / Posted On Our Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits Face-book Page Today, Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 ... Enjoy!

Here we have Marie Melodie our French rep from Les Vins de Vienne visiting and tasting us on the wines that are currently available through International Cellars like this : ...  1/ Extraordinary bright and lively and flavorful/full tasting northern Rhone Valley Saint Peray 2011, $29.99 made from 100 percent Marsanne grapes, aged 9 months in barrels and tanks, 13.5 percent alcohol by volume. Saint Peray is a small village and it is known more for it's sparkling wines though it does make fine still wines like this as well. ...  2/  2011 Saint Joseph dry red 1 percent Syrah grapes , in Granite soil, aged 12 months in barrels and tanks , and one where Melanie helped to make this 2011 Saint Joseph. We tasted it here together : quite impressive. a real treat, $37.99 a bottle, 13 percent alcohol by volume, ... from the team of Cuilleron, Villard and Gaillard, I met Villard when he made the original presentation here to me and Michel last year here ... a memorable, serendipitous and eye/opening experience for the both of us! Merci Marie Melodie, revenez vite ici ...    Anthony / TONY / Quinn  ... 8/20/2014    We also have the delicious dry red Cotes Du Rhone ' Les Cranilles ' 2010 / fabulous vintage / for $20.99 a bottle, 14.5 percent alcohol by volume, great wine as well ... everything they make and touch is gold, no losers here, not a one ... happy Wednesday everyone ...

Two different visits with Marie-Melodie : both excellent, both eye-opening, both really enjoyable and we have many of the wines in the store to share with you from these visits. Cheers,    TONY 8/21/2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Anthony Quinn's Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits' Weekly Store Email Of August 19th, 2014 On : Bodega Del Fin Del Mundo, Bulgariana thracian Valley Wines, MCPHERSON texas Wine, Cantina Di Gambellara Veneto Soave, Barbi Umbrian Rose, Bristol Bay Alaskan Vodka, UVAU Brazilian Cachaca, Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch, Ketel One Vodka, Stirrings Ginger Liqueur, 3 SARS DC Beer, ALEWERKS Brewing Company Pumpkin Ale, And So Much More! Read On, Enjoy ... Happy August 2014!!

Cleveland Park Wine Cleveland Park Beer, Liquor & Wine
Featuring a wide, international selection of fine wines, micro-brews and spirits

Our'S IS YOURS : We share here pretty much everything!

It's time to give thanks to everyone that helped here these last two weeks :
what fun : all the local Wholesale reps that came and tasted each and every
night except SUNDAYS ...

I ALSO SAY ' GRACIAS / thank You ' to FERNANDO VALenti for his invaluable
service while here with us all for the last two months. I have rarely enjoyed
working more with another than I did with fernando that was so helpful and good
with customers and patient and smiling ... we wish fernando well as he has gone
off to bordeaux, france to wine school to continue his wine education.

I Also want to take this opportunity to welcome chris bartha to the store to
help us all. just like fernando, chris has had both retail and wholesale
experience and has already been here plenty of times and always been very
helpful. chris will be here to help you all on monday's when I am not here as
well as the other times during the week when I am not here either. chris is a
great and very welcome addition to cleveland park wine and spirits and we are
thrilled to have him, sorry to lose fernando .

we are very much a training store for many that are interested in getting a good
grounding in the retail wine business. it adds to their experiences while
enriching ours. over the years we have encouraged everyone to add their personal
flair and experiences and expertise while here :

Remember them :

1/ Chris that used to work at dean and deluca came to us and added his
knowledge of california and other american / uSA wines ... while chris was here
we did both a ' big theme ' monthly oregon and also a ' washington state ' big
theme wine/tasting, and i believe we included one from california as well?

2/ greg came from rochester, new york and so added many ' new and exciting
' new york state wines, and we did a great and very successful NY State Long
Island and finger lakes ' big theme ' winetasting that included the owner of
anthony's vineyard among others ...

3/ michel came with his fabulous restaurant experience at both lilliana's
that was owned and run by his two parents : an Italian ' ligurian ' theme, as
well as acacia that was both a fine wine bar as well as restaurant ... michel
and fernando both worked at acacia : small world after all ...

4/ fernando made wine at dashe winery in california's dry creek valley,
worked with estebe at tradewinds specialty imports, worked with michel at acacia
restaurant , conducted wine/tastings locally here ...we have added two dashe
winery zins to our collection, a 2012 and a 2009, ...

/ chris comes with great broker/retail and wholesale experience and we will
do a ' german theme ' wine/tasting here to include many of the fine german wines
that he has been bringing to our attention, as well as an ' italian themed '
wine/tasting as we have some really stunning italian ' value ' wines from chris
that are hard to beat for the price and quality ...



FROM NOW ON, each and every Wednesday here at Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits you
can count on SAVING 20% on your still-wine ( non-sparkling wines not on sale )
purchases as we usually do every month.

TO MAKE THINGS EASIER we want to make every Wednesday our 20% OFF Still-Wine (
non-Sparkling wine SALE. We will not have the sale on Thursday anymore. This
means that each week here at Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits you can take
advantage of our 20% OFF SALE that is always a TWO-PART SALE :

1) BUY ANY BOTTLE $20 or over that is a still wine and SAVE 20% off the
marked sticker price.

2) BUY ANY 12 BOTTLES at any price ( even already On Sale ) and SAVE 20%
OFF the marked sticker prices.
You can add bottles of sake, marsala, madeira, sherry, as well as all size
bottles - even box wines.
You can in this way get an assortment of wines, ports, sherries, sakes,
marsalas, and madeiras : you can help stock your wine racks, bars, etcetera and
be prepared for many events.
IF YOU CANNOT COME to do this in person please call and ask for either
Michel or for Tony and we will be glad to assist you over the phone.
YOU MAY ALSO RESPOND directly to this store email and let us know how we
may help you with your selections.
IT'S SIMPLE : CALL : 202-363-4265 or EMAIL : or :
EITHER OF US will be more than happy to walk you through your many

CLEVELAND PARK WINES & SPIRITS is the place to be with this heat and humidity.
It's nice and cool here and you can come in and chill-down a bit and collect
your thoughts and we will show you some of the CONSTANT, EVER-CHANGING,
continuously-growing landscape of wines, beers, spirits, apple ciders, liqueurs,
waters, sodas, and more. It's pretty amazing and it takes us by surprise and
sometimes we are caught running up to catch up to whatever " new " development
that was just proposed to us.

AND NOW, on tuesday's you can save up to 15 percent on your sparkling wine
purchases : so SAVE BIG on Sparkling wines and champagnes each and every tuesday

IF YOU CANNOt COME, please call us and place your orders either today or
tomorrow, Wednesday and SAVE BIG, really SAVE BIG/ BIGGER / BIGGESt each and
every tuesday and Wednesday!

It Is PUMPKIN time Now Here @ Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits:

1/  2 From SHIPYARD Brewing Co.:

a/ ' Pumpkinhead ' Hand Brewed And Bottled, Portland, Maine  / On Special
for $9.99 a six pack, 4.5 percent alcohol by volume, 12 fluid ounce : ale with
natural flavor added.

b/ ' Smashed Pumpkin ' / Pugley's Signature Series : ale with natural
flavor : On Special for $10.99 a 4 pack, 9 percent alcohol by volume, 12 fluid
ounce bottles, ... feel and taste the extra flavor, enjoy with food...

2/ ' Special Release ' Pumpkin Ale from SCHLAFLY : On Special for $12.99 a
six pack of 12 ounce bottles, 8 percent alcohol by volume, go to : for more info ... ale brewed with pumpkin and with spices added
: Cinammon, Nutmeg and Clove  ... " I would rather sit on a pumpkin , and have
it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion " says Henry David thoreau

3/ ' Pumpkin Ale ' from ALEWERKS Brewing Company, ale brewed with roasted
pumpkin and spices, from Williamsburg, VA. : On Special for $13.99 a six pack of
12 ounce bottles, go to : for more info : enjoy local, enjoy
history, enjoy the taste of pumpkin ... oh yeah!

4/ ' Night Owl ' Pumpkin Ale from ELYSIAN Brewing Company, Inc., Seattle,
WA. : On Special for $11.99 a six pack of 12 ounce bottles : "Ale brewed with
pumpkin and pumpkin seeds and fermented with spices. Our original pumpkin ale is
brewed with over 7 pounds of pumpkin per barrel and spiced in conditioning with
nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. Alcohol 5.9 percent by volume."

AND An Octoberfeat Early as well ...

5/ ' Octoberfest ' Seasonal Brew from SAMUEL ADAMS he Boston Brew Company :
On Special for $9.99 a six pack of 12 ounce bottles, a lager that is 5.3 percent
alcohol by volume, ... : " ....  Our version ... blends rich malts for a hearty,
smooth flavor with notes of caramel creating a brew that's perfect for the
season, or whatever you're celebrating. Cheers! " Jim

ALSO From Santos Rivera :

1/ ' Imperial Porter ' from PANDEMIC 3 StARS Brewing Company  : On Special
for $10.99 a  750ml bottle, 9.7 percent alcohol by volume, from Washington D.C.!
Come check this one out and see how it fits your individual palate? " his
robust, unyielding Imperial Porter will deliver on all the promises it has set
out before you. Brewed to be full bodied, and complex, with lingering notes of
chocolate and roast, this is an assertive porter with a strong smooth finish.
... Indominatable dedication to forward thinking beers and continued innovation
are the cornerstones of our brewing philosophy. ... So when you are looking for
an unforgettable drinking experience , just remember .... We got the PANDEMIC!!!
" Oh yeah, sounds so good, it is so good ...

2/ ' Peppercorn Saison ' from Washington D.C.'s very own 3 StARS Brewing
Company, this 750 ml bottle is On Special for $10.99 a bottle, with 6.5 percent
alcohol by volume : new and VERY EXCItING! : " his innovative farmhouse style
ale could only be called traditional if tradition was a spirited madman who
believed that convention held no value, and that the future would forever be set
ablaze by creativity and persistent individualism.  ... Brewed with green,
white, and pink peppercorns ; this saison has a dry earthy peppery spice. ...  "

FROM MALKIt and JAGIR we have in Liqueur and Liquor :

1/ ' Ginger ' All Natural Infused with Ginger root for a warm, spicy finish
: from StIRRINGS  $18.99 a 750ml bottle, 25 percent alcohol by volume, ... "
this expertly crafted ginger liqueur is infused with the exotically lush aroma
and sweet spicy flavor of fresh/Grated ginger ...  make the ' Moscow Mule ' on
the back label of the bottle, ... live some more ... to tell a story ...

2/ ' Roca Patron ' Reposado : tequila 100 percent de Agave Artesanal  : On
Special for $62.99 a 750ml bottle, 42 percent alcohol by volume, ... ' crafted
exclusively from the 500 year/old tahona process... "

3/ Citroen KEtEL ONE Handcrafted in small batches, and infused with fresh
natural citrus flavor at the Nolet Distillery . Founded 1691. " On Special for
$46.99 a 1.75 ML bottle, 40 percent alcohol by volume, imported from Holland. Go
to : for more info. this is real quality, not mass/produced,
tried and true and excellent quality : taste the difference.


Scott just said to me : " When you have a moment I need to talk with you. "
" Okay, " I responded, as I helped a lady with her late/harvest needs to
complement a steak meal ...

" Have you heard of PULtENEY? I had it in northern New Hampshire. I was
introduced to it by Lord Maclennan who lives 14 miles from the distillery in
northern Scotland. Excellent!! " ...  Another success story for us here in
Cleveland Park as we , in fact have it and On Special here for $40.99 a bottle.
Scott was delighted to find it and he is walking home with a bottle of it right
now. LOVE it!

4/ Organic Harvest Earth CROP Cucumber Artisanal Flavored Vodka : certified
Organic American Grain USDA , On Special for $25.99 a bottle, 35 percent alcohol
by volume ... : " his organic cucumber flavored vodka is distilled so
efficiently from certified Organic grain that no carbon treatment or charcoal
filtering is required." Made in Princeton, MN  ... make a cucumber martini ...

Just SAMPLED the AVUA Cachaca from Brazil : the aged and the regular that are
both really smooth, polished, refined, very elegant, very rich and smooth and a
real treat to sip and smell and enjoy on every level. I liked them both
immediately and would recommend them to our customers without batting an
eyelash! I recommended to Marvin Yves / NY Market Manager 1 917 720 6384 ,
Christopher and  Nate Whitehouse / / to set a tasting of
both here as soon as possible so that we could introduce it to our customers.?
As soon as I have a date for the tasting I will include it here. I did busted
their chops for coming after the World Cup to introduce it to us here, I did say
that they were well in time for the next Olympics! Good product, snazzy
packaging, too ... I was very impressed, really very pleased. I mentioned that
we already enjoy selling LEBLON here and that we would not stop selling LEBLON.
We are willing to give everyone a chance here. It's exciting to introduce you
all to ' new and exciting ' things in the spirits business. Made from a 90
year/old recipe I believe Marvin said? I love smelling them both as I type as my
two plastic cups still have a bit in each of them here. Fun. Come taste them if
you like cachaca. It is so bloody smooth, gotta love that ... obregado
Christopher, Marvin e Nate ...

/ Gin Distilled and Bottled in Alaska by BRIStOL BAY  On Special for $28.99
a bottle, 45 percent alcohol by volume , from the ALASKA DIStILLERY, from grain
... go to : www/ for more info ... cheers. New and exciting!

WINES From Fernando, Chris and ony :

1/ Soave  from the CANINA di GAMBELLARA ' I Basalti ' , 2013 ; dry and
fresh and lively and with some good flavor and taste and character, and what a
great deal at only $6.99 a bottle : LOVE it!

2/ A clean , crisp dry white French blend of the Colombard grape with the
Sauvignon Blanc grape , this 2013 from the DOMAINE De MENARD, $10.99 is quite
the very, very special treat/ LOVED it the two times I have tasted it. Come get
some while you still can!!

3/ Umbrian Italian dry and flavorful rose from BARBI / Macchiarello, On
Special for $9.99 a bottle, 12 percent alcohol by volume : I like the rich
flavor and the full mouth/feel it gives, and at such a grand price, 2 ...

4/ ' Les Copains / the Friends ' 2013 dry texas Rose from MCPHERSON Winery ,
$16.99 a bottle, 12.9 percent alcohol by volume, : it's a delightfully bright
and vibrant and refreshing rose to sip with or without a meal ; a blend of 55
percent Cinsault, 30 percent Mourvedre and 15 percent Viognier. Go to : for more info. the higher percentage of Viognier really
gives the wine more lilt and body and buoyancy as well ... lovely, a real treat.
I like it a lot.

5/  Rara Neagra 2012 from Cricola / Orasul  Subteran from Moldova and made
from this indigenous grape of Rara Neagra, On Special for $8.99 a bottle, 13
percent alcohol by volume, ... it's light and tasty and a fine food wine : so
distinct, so unique, so drinkable. Chill it slightly and enjoy it with something
seasoned off the grill, with some tasty cheeses and some flavorful pate, some
good dips for some tasty veggies, something fried even ... a fine and
inexpensive food wine, and a grape you have never heard of either ... a winner
any way you cut it ...

6/  A dry red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec from POStALES Del Fin
Del Mundo ... from the BODEGA Del Fin Del Mundo in Patagonia, Argentina...
further south, more pith and perk and dusty/dry flavors that are a bit leaner
and earthy and better with food : medium to lighter bodied, really quite nice,
$13.99 a bottle, 13.5 percent alcohol by volume, a blend of 60 percent Cabernet
and 40 percent Malbec ... try it, see where you fit with it, can you be jiggy
with it?!?

WEEK'S tastings :

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 : / 5 to 8 PM : We will be tasting the wines of
BULGARIANA , thracian  valley wines : 1/ the white blend of Chardonnay,
Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Gewurztraminer that is delightful and offdry, the
... 2/ dry Sauvignon Blanc, ... the ... 3/ Cabernet Sauvignon, ... the  4/
Imperial Red Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rubin and Mavrud, ...  and
the   / Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah red blend as well . What fun : tasty,
flavorful food wines that will complement very well well/seasoned meals. Perfect
for when you grill outside and chill even in the heat and humidity ...

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 : Looks like Chris Bartha and I will be doing
our own in/store wine tasting here from 2 to 6 PM as no one has yet signed up?
More on that later. It will be fun no matter what we do and appropriate for the
heat and humidity of the moment. Join us, never any charge.

thank you for everything, come and see us, come experience the freshness and
liveliness, peace and calm of someone just returned from a wonderful vacation.
Come and share your stories with us, we will most assuredly share ours with you.
Cheers. Follow us on witter at : cpwinespirits, also LIKE us on Facebook at :
Cleveland Park Wines And Spirits ... cheers and thanks again for everything ....