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!!

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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 :
anthony.quinn@clevelandparkwines.com 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 :
www.echlafly.com 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 : www.AleWerks.com 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 : www.KetelOne.com 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 / nate@avuacachaca.com.br / 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/alaskadistillery.com 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 :
www.mcphersoncellars.com 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 ....

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