Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Anthony Quinn's Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits' Tuesday Weekly Store Email Of 12/11/12 On : Monument Wine Selections, Russel's Reserve 10-Year-Old Bourbon, Sidney Moore Of The Mayflower Wine & Spirits' Italian Wine Store Of Seventies Passes Away Sadly, Glenelly 2007 Shiraz/ Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot / and Petit Verdot Dry Red Stellenbosch, South Africa,...And So Much More! CADUCEUS & MERKIN New Mexico, Arizona Wines, Ales From SHELTON BROTHERS ... Enjoy!

Cleveland Park Wine Cleveland Park Beer, Liquor & Wine
Featuring a wide, international selection of fine wines, micro-brews and spirits
HAPPY HANUKKAH! Hope your Sunday was special. Enjoy this week. Let us know if we
can be of any assistance?

for you all to take advantage of. We also deliver for " no charge "here in the
area as long as you purchase $30 or more. You may tip our drivers but that is
optional and your choice. The important thing is that your time is very valuable
to you and it's being chipped at away by everything today so we are happy to
come and see you. All you have to do is respond to this email with whatever you
want to order and have delivered ; or you can call us here at : 202-363-4265.
Ask for Michel Dumas or me, Anthony Quinn and we will be happy to take your
order and deliver whatever you want and whenever you want.

TOMORROW : 12/12/12 ( wow, think of these numbers here - must be a sign!?! ) :
Wednesday, ALL DAY we have our 3-Part Still Wine SALE :

1) BUY ANY BOTTLE of non-sparkling wine and SAVE 20% OFF the sticker price,
whether it is already on sale or special or not.
2) BUY ANY 6 BOTTLES or more  of still wine and SAVE 15% OFF the marked
sticker prices.
3) BUY ANY 12 Bottles or more of still wine and SAVE 20% OFF the marked
sticker prices.

THIS INCLUDES : all port, sherry, marsala, madeira and sake, all size wine
bottles, box wines.
SO : mix up whatever your heart desires by responding to this email or
calling us here at : 202-363-4265 ; and get your order delivered, too if you

WE OFFER GIFT CERTIFICATES, so call and tell us how much you want to make them
for and to whom? We will take care of the rest for you. It makes a great gift a
GIFT CERTIFICATE from Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits.
REMEMBER : you can also give gifts from us of D.C.-made Bailey Kasten
chocolates, Bill Sander's own California, kosher award-winning olive oil using
three famous Spanish olives. You also have a whole choice now of apple and pear
ciders from all over the world , including right here in our back yard.

YOU CAN ORDER and HAVE SHIPPED anywhere in the United States where it is legal
by us when you go online to : Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits. Check that out. It
may be really simple for you all to have something really special shipped bu us
to loved ones, business associates, family, someone you owe a gift to and keep
forgetting to take care of?! DO IT - any of this - NOW ... with US!!!! We are
here to help you , really we are. Many of you know us well and so let us help
you make your lives simpler, and proactive and give you back some of your
valuable time in the process. That's got to be worth something really important
to you, no?!?


1)  HEBREW 8 Different Beers Plus A Glass and CHANUKAH CANDLES, celebrating
16 years of delicious BEER and Delicious Shyick - L'Chaim! On Special for
$29.99, a mix of eight different beers! Only 2 gift sets left, call or respond
to this email if you want them?

2) MIKKELLER Red White Christmas ale brewed with spices of MIKKELLER DE
PROEF BROUWERIJ, Belgium ( On Special for $29.99, 8% alcohol by volume, 1 Qt. 1
Pt. 2.7Fl. Oz bottle ) is large and impressive and a great holiday ale to enjoy
with family and friends.

3)  " A Rather Curious Collection of Holiday Ales " - 4 Types in all from
SHELTON BROTHERS, Hand-Crafted in a small English brewery ( On Special this
Gift-Set for $24.99, four 4 half-liter ( 1 Pt. 9 Fl. Oz bottles ). REINDEER
Droppings,  BAD ELF winter's ale, REINDEER'S REVOLT English Christmas, SANTA'S
BUTT winter porter.

4) " Mandolin " from Blue Mountain BARREL HOUSE Virginia beer ( $12.99.
Arrington, Nelson, County, VA. 1 Pt. 9.4Fl. Oz, www.bluemountainbarrel.com ) was
tasted here this past weekend with some of the other BARREL HOUSE VA. beers by
our local rep Susan Hemming, BLUE MOUNTAIN Brewery , 9519 Critzers Shop Rd. (
Rt. 151 ) , Afton, VA. 22920  Tel : 540-295-2065. I tasted the Mandolin and
liked it quite a bit and I heard very positive things about the rest. Come check
them out : drink and give local brews. Excellent and fun. Cheers. Thanks Susan.
Come again soon.

LIQUOR / LIQUEUR From Ravinder Sharma :


1) Licor de Cafe KAPALI, imported Coffee Liqueur from Mexico ( $12.99 a
bottle, 20% alcohol by volume,, 40 Proof, ) is " new and exciting " and has lots
of possibilities in coffee, on sweets, by itself, on ice cream and more. Cheers.

2) Orchard Apricot Fruit Liqueur from ROTHMAN & WINTER ( $31.99, 750ml
bottle, 24% alcohol by volume, product of Austria, www.alpenz.com, Destillerie
Purkhart , Stevr, Austria, Danube Valley ). Apricots for the holidays - sounds
good to me, Beautiful golden apricot color, mesmerizing! Cheers.


1) Vermouth Blanc of DOLIN , of Chambery, France ( $13.99, founded in 1821,
16% alcohol )  the third vermouth that we have added to this excellent line of
very fine vermouth. It is the Blanc or the Bianco style which is different from
the Dry and the Sweet, so do not confuse it with the Sec. Go to : www.dolin.fr
for more info. Cheers.

2) KILBEGGAN Irish Whisky From The World's Oldest Distillery, $24.99, 40%
alcohol by volume, 750ml bottle, since 1757, go to : www.kilbegganwhiskey.com,
from Kilbeggan, Ireland ) : don't forget the wealth and variety that is
available to you all. KILBEGGAN does not get advertised so it is
well-less-recognized but excellent quality and value always. Cheers. Check them
out on their web page to get more ideas.

3) SQUARE ONE Cucumber Flavored Organic Vodka ( $32.99, 40% alcohol by
volume, 80 Proof, 750ml bottle, www.squareonevodka.com, Rigby, Idaho ) is made
from 100% USDA Organic rye. " Our master distiller Bill Scott crafts this
singularly distinctive cucumber flavored vodka infusing cucumber essences into
our original certified organic American rye vodka.  ... deliciously aromatic
spirit ..  ".

4) Original BREAKOUT Premium Rye Whisky - 8 Yr. Old ( $39.99, 750ml bottle,
43% alcohol by volume, 86 Proof, www.breakoutryewhiskey.com ) : " Make a bold
move. Break out of your routine and taste the original rebel of ryes, 8-year-old
Breakout American Rye Whiskey. Rebellious spirit. Smooth character".

WINE From Michel & TONY :


1) 2010 CASTLE ROCK California Pinot Noir , One Bottle Each for the Regions
of : Mendocino, Monterey, and Sonoma with Customized Tasting Mats to do your own
private dinner party/ wine-tasting ( $42.99 ) for the set of three bottle. This
is a nice gift set and will make a nice present to you or to family and friends.
Limited availability so come and check them out and get what you want before we
sell out. GREAT Pinot Noir to enjoy with your meals, at very affordable prices,

NEVER BEFORE NOW AVAILABLE : Limited Quantities of the Maynard Keenan
, lead singer of Tool, and A Full Circle. Together with his winemakers Eric they
make a series of wines in Arizona called ARIZONA STRONGHOLD that we have sold
for years now, as well as occasionally his wines from California.
RELEASED TO US for the FIRST TIME are the Small-Batches of the following
wines :

1) MERKIN VINEYARDS' " Shinola " 2011 New Mexico Red Wine, ( $32.99, 13.5%
alcohol by volume, www.velvetslippersclub.com / www.caduceus.org, Twitter:
@caduceuscellars ) from Jerome,, Arizona.

2) CADUCEUS ( The Staff of the god Hermes the herald of temporality &
transformation, eloquence & chance ) , this 2010 ' Anubis Arizona Red Wine (
$52.99, 14% alcohol by volume, www,caduceus.org, Jerome, Arizona ) is another
highly-allocated wine from Maynard.

3) MERKIN VINEYARDS' " Chupacabra " 2011 California Red Wine ( $29.99,
14.5% alcohol by volume, www.caduceus.org , Jerome, AZ ) is one that we get
calls for constantly.

4) CADUCEUS' " Naga " 2010 Arizona Red Table ( $59.99, 13.9% alcohol by
volume, www.caduceus.org , Jerome, AZ ) : 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot,
23% Sangiovese and 8% Tempranillo ... we get lots of requests for the NAGA as

DO NOT DELAY in calling about these! Limited Quantities.

ALSO From Maynard Keenan :

1) LOZEN 2010 Arizona Red Table Wine ( $52.99, 13.7% alcohol by volume,
Camp Verde, AZ, www.caduceus.org ) is a dry red blend of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon,
31% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 14% Malbec.

WE HAVE LESS than a case of each of these, one bottle of each per customer :
FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE. This may be your only opportunity so please respond to
this email or call and ask for Michel or Tony : 202-363-4265.

FAB Kosher Wines For The Holidays : 3 Red Bordeaux:

1) CHATEAU DE L'ANGELAIS Castillon Cotes De Bordeaux, 2010 ( $27.99, 14%
alcohol by volume, Puissguin, Gironde, Bordeaux, Pierre Troisgros et Associes,
kosher and kosher for Passover, not Mevushal ) : from a great vintage, by

2) RUBAN BLEU D'ARSAC 2003  Haut-Medoc from Chateau D'Arsac, ( $35.99, 13%
alcohol by volume, kosher, kosher for Passover and also Mevushal ) : mature and
fully-ready to enjoy immediately!

3) CHATEAU BRANDA Puisseguin-St-Emilion 2000 ( $50.99, mis en bouteille au
chateau/ estate-bottled, 13% alcohol by volume, kosher and kosher for Passover )
is from a GREAT VINTAGE of 2000 : mature and a dream to drink now with a meal.
Will continue to improve and will last for a long time. Buy a case and drink it
over time. Cheers!

RED Wines :

Here is a list of some reds for you, ran out of time : must send email!

1) GLENELLY 2007 Shiraz,/ Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot dry red
blend, $24.99,14% alcohol by volume, ) from Stellenbosch , South Africa :
2) ESTAY from DOMINIO DOSTARES Spanish red2010 made from the indigenous
grape variety , Prieto Picudo, $15.99 : fab!
3) Chateau D'Aiguilhe Querre Grand Vin De Bordeaux, 2008, Castillon dry red
blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc : drinking beautifully now!
4) Domaine Juliette Avril 2010 Chateauneuf-Du-Pape dry red, On Special for
$32.99 a bottle, regularly $39.99 a bottle, 14% alcohol by volume. Great year,
drinking really well now.
5) DEVIL'S ELBOW Adelaide Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009, Australia,
$22.99, 14.5% alcohol by volume. A beauty now!

THIS IS THE HOLIDAY SEASON and it has been great to see many familiar faces as
well as some that we have not seen for awhile that come visiting family and
friends here in Cleveland Park. Some like David and Emily moved to start a
family in Virginia where it is more affordable. They got a babysitter and had
the weekend to themselves and chose to make us a part of it. Now that's really
special to us and we feel honored, really we do.
Others like Leslie brought her boyfriend Stephen in two with her this past
Friday night. She lives now in Logan Circle's neighborhood and could not come to
Cleveland Park without saying " hello " to us. Her bright smile and positive
words and enthusiasm lit up the whole store and sure was appreciated at the end
of a long and busy day here.
Dan visited from Old Towne, Alexandria to make his purchases of wine. He and
Leslie used to live in the neighborhood and yet they still shop with us. People
that used to live here years ago and have moved away still get this store email
and when they visit they mention that it helps them to have a sense and keep up
with their old neighborhood. Perhaps the nicest thing to hear is that those that
have moved have never found a store like ours and that they miss shopping with
Now that's gold to our ears. Thanks to you all, thanks Leslie of Logan Circle,
Emily of North Arlington, VA., Leslie of Olde Towne, Alexandria, VA., Dan,
David, Stephen, and all you others - there are simply too many names to mention

SO OFTEN THE CONVERSATION goes like : had to stop by, could not come to the
neighborhood without coming to say " hell ". Are you tasting anything? Got
anything special for me / us? I / we want you to meet our relatives.  ... and
the relatives and friends say : we have heard so much about you. WE, TOO have
heard so much about all of you. This is a place of business but it is also a
place that we pride ourselves in knowing faces and as many names as we can and
remembering what people like and are interested in? I wish I could remember more
of your names. It pains me to not remember them all. Mention them to us from now
and then so that we can hear them and not feel embarrassed to be asking you once
again what your name is. That would be a great holiday gift to us - to hear you
say your names to us to remind us what they are so that we may as often as not
call you/ address you by your names.

HARRY WAS BY the other day. He calls when he need s things. His wife Elinor
passed away this year and I had included her recipe in one of our store emails :
FABULOUS MUSHROOM SOUP on Page 17 of the recipe book called : " A TASTE Of
CLEVELAND PARK ".  We have this recipe cookbook and we are happy to show it to
you anytime.I was able to finally see Harry this weekend and tell him how sorry
we were for his loss. He needed some Sancerre to take to a dinner party and we
took care of him. Have a happy holiday season Harry. Our thoughts are with you.

SPEAKING OF PASSINGS, this year Sidney Moore Margolis passed away. She used to
own the Mayflower Wines & Spirits. Some of you still remember and mention it to
me from time to time. She ran with Michael Downey ( I was fortunate enough to
work there with them both in the mid eighties - before computers, before the
internet, before Smart Phones. I-Pods, Apple, Windows, the i-Pad, - the canvas
was still largely white and Sidney sent out through the mail - when Robert
Parker, Jr. was just starting his Wine Advocate newsletter. When Bob used to
come to the Mayflower and purchase wines to taste and possibly include in his
Wine Advocate? When Sidney would have a weekly weekend delivery pf Panelle
breads from Hoboken, New Jersey, the POGGIO LAMENTANO unfiltered murky
olive-green extra virgin olive oil for sale, the monthly wine samplers of six
wines for you all to try? ) .
THOSE WERE some glorious days and we will miss you Sidney. Your impact here in
Washington D.C. and the wine business was enormous and many of us still remember
you fondly and have taken and shared/ utilized ideas that you developed to
continue in your footsteps. I HAVE, for one continued to love and explore
Italian wines which was a specialty of the Mayflower Wines & Spirits. I have
also continued to write and express myself through these weekly store emails as
you did monthly, typing up at the back of the store in your office on you
typewriter. Remember those?!? So here's to you Sidney!
THANKS for all that you did for me as well as all that you did to make the wine
business special today even in these difficult times where so many things are
now corporate and about points and scores and unites and numbers and less about
love and passion and dreams and what really matters : the people and the
families behind the wines. Yesterday it was announced that Robert Parker , Jr.
had just stepped down as editor-and-chief of the Wine Advocate and sold it or
part of it?THOSE WERE SIMPLER days, there were not yet as many people in the
wine business, the 1980's, and Bob Parker was not the name he was now.
THEY OFTEN REFER TO HIM now as the wine " god " of the business, a term I never
cared for. Back then it was such a pleasure to chat with him and advise him on
some of the wines that he might be interested in tasting and considering for the
Wine Advocate? It comes as a bit of a shock to me that he sold the Advocate and
has stepped down. I might not have agreed with his point system and assigning a
number to a wine. I do feel that he did a lot of good even with the point score
he developed and pioneered. I loved some of his prose. He wrote well and it
inspired a desire in me to search for and perhaps purchase and taste the wines
that he wrote about.
ANYWAY, we will miss you Sidney. When you passed away and Harry came on a
Saturday and told me, and Jim Stutsman was here that knew you both, we
celebrated her life the three of us. Nice. Later that night when the store
closed and we walked outside a heard a black musician playing along to a
recording of Jimi Hendrix' " Red House " and I had to walk up to him and listen.
I could not get away from the thought Sidney, that the music was carrying you
off and away and that it was both a comfort to you as it was to me as I smiled
and remembered all the good times we had spent in each others company. Cheers!


Friday, December 14th, 2012 ( 5-8PM ) : With John and Theresa Morrison we
will taste some great Holiday Selections from around the world. Join u, never
any charge.

Saturday, December 15th, 2012 ( 2-6PM ) : A Monument Import Wine-Tasting of
some fine California wine selections, still to be decided. Call us for more info
: 202-363-4265. Join us, never any charge!

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! Come see us tomorrow for our Still/Non-Sparkling wine
sale and let us know how we may help you.

WE DID A FINE RUSSEL'S RESERVE 10-Year Kentucky Bourbon tasting ( $39.99 ), this
past weekend with Carissa Cyran, Thanks Carissa. Carissa will be back again on
12/19.12 from 6-9PM to repeat this tasting if you missed it the last one.

COME ON BY, Happy Holidays and thanks again for everything,  TONY

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