Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Anthony Quinn's Tuesday Weekle Store Email For Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits Of DEcember 15th, 2012 I Believe On : Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch, Aberlour Single Malt Scotch, Coliman Malbec Mendoza, Argentina, ACORN 2008 Cabernet Franc Alegria Vineyards, Russian River Valley; Xavier 2009 Red Rhone Vaqueyras, Adami Bosca di Gica Valdobbiadene Prosecco, Neige Canadian Premium Sparkling Apple Ice Wine, Morava 2011 Milijan Jelic dry white from Western Serbia, www.milijanjelic.com, " Adriatico " Ribolla Dry White From Bastianich & Scott Calvert Of Monument Imports, Thanks Scott! Cheers, Happy Holidays 2014 All!

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

THE WEATHER IS PRETTY GORGEOUS NOW ( also very unseasonal ) and all our
hearts are heavy with the recent tragedy and senseless loss of so many precious
lives. young and old in Connecticut. Last night at home after a very busy day my
wife and I sat down to watch the latest episode of " The Voice " and were
greeted by country singer singing with the group of judges and current
contestants this year a holiday song. He was holding a card with the name and
the year of one of the children that was lost this past week. The camera went
from him to the other judges and there was a warmth and a beauty and a calming
influence with lighted candles and the soothing sounds of all the singers. It
was a lovely tribute to those that died recently in Connecticut. It may have
been my favorite moment ever watching " The Voice " and brought tears to me. I
also enjoyed very much the songs that followed after that were comforting as
well as Bill Wither's famous : " Lean On Me ".

I WANT TO THANK ROGER the owner of the Ripple restaurant here for this past
Saturday when he was kind enough to bring me a cup of hot coffee. I had tried to
get one at the Firehook Bakery quickly but it was too crowded! I saw Roger in
his coffee shop and was thrilled that I might get a cup there? It was too early
but when he heard my plight he said : " Give me a few minutes and I will bring
some to the store for you ". Good to his word, as I was helping a customer he
showed up with a cup for me and I was feeling better already as I smiled, took
the cup, offered to pay him, but he would have nothing of that. Thank you again
Roger. That's what good neighbors are, here to help one another when they can
and I appreciate the cup. It was just what I needed as I continued to help our
customers. Cheers!

THE  "  New "   STREET DECORATIONS up and own our two blocks and lining the
poles on either side of Connecticut Avenue look great. That was done by our
Cleveland Park Business Association that has been making steady strides for the
last two years to improve our neighborhood and to make it look more attractive,
clean, appealing and : more of a destination for everyone. It takes a whole lot
of patience and grunt work and it makes me happy to see THE THREE WORDS :
DINE  SHOP LIVE !    and ...   Live It Uptown ! It's all a nice touch and we
hope that people walking and driving here notice them, stop, shop, dine and live
a bit more here in this great neighborhood of ours :   CLEVELAND PARK  that we
are all so proud of, that do add to our lives immeasurably.  CHEERS!!!

OUR SWEDISH NEIGHBOR at home complained to me yesterday that she missed the snow
and the colder weather. She remarked that it's either a deluge of bad weather
here or hardly anything at all : and that she wanted some of the " in-between "
weather. I second that motion. I do love this weather in some ways , it's so
pleasing. It's easier to get around and to do things in this nicer weather. We
all must have pretty big " to do " lists to constantly be adding to, and
subtracting from? I know that I do. That's how I exist these days and feel
fortunate to remember to put many of the things that I need to accomplish on the
list so that I do not so easily forget.

AS I TYPE THIS we are listening to Christmas music and it's comforting. I do
like it. It's easier to type this store email and to feel " in the spirit " as I
do with everything corresponding except this unseasonably warm and calm/peaceful
weather. This past weekend I spoke to some of our customers and they will be
heading down south to Florida. I guess that that feels like a whole different
experience than the one we enjoy here? Except that the holiday experience of
being with family and friends and celebrating as we do transcends where any of
us are. We can enjoy the experience no matter where we are. That's a good thing
as so many of us are scattered all around the world and travel for our jobs and
spend more time traveling than being here in Washington D.C.

BUT WE ARE GEARING UP here and I had a message waiting from a good customer
planning a holiday party for 150 people. My first job was to see what wines we
had in stock that I know David likes and I then called him back to discuss more
of the specific details as everyone has their likes and their preferences.
That's normal. It's not easy to change our colors or our stripes. I read an
article in the New York Times Sunday magazine about that and watching the show :
" Survivor ". and how people could not easily change no matter how much they
wanted! Anyway, we are here to help you all and to get for you what works best
for you : simple as that!

THIS SALE is the regular THREE-PART SALE that we like to run here at
Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits :

OFF The Sticker-Price. That includes ports, sherry, Marsala, madeira, sake,
all-size bottles and shapes including box wines, too.

2) BUY ANY 6 Or More Bottles Of Still Wine and SAVE 15% OFF the marked
sticker prices.
3) PART TWO : BUY ANY 12 BOTTLES Of Non-Sparkling Wines ( includes the
ports, sherry, marsala, madeira, sake, all size bottles and boxes ) - EVERYTHING
non-sparkling that is still wine, any size, boxes, too may be included in the

MIX IT : GOOD FOR EXISTING MERCHANDISE HERE in the store : not for special
orders. Come have some fun mixing some things up to taste and try and SAVE,
SAVE, SAVE SOME MORE. Wednesday , December 19th, 2012. If you cannot come call
Michel or me ( 202-363-4265 ) and we can get your orders together for you and
even arrange to have them delivered to you if in Washington D.C.


BEER From Santos :

1) III Avec Les Bons Voeux de la Brasserie DUPONT Vieilles Bieres sur lie/
non filtre ... lots of French here : means : Old Vines, non-filtered and kept on
it's own lees to add flavor, complexity and taste ( $10.99 for a 1 Pt. 9.4Fl. Oz
bottle, 750ml bottle, with 9.5% alcohol by volume, product of Belgium, Belgian
Saison Ale ) : " Les Bons Voeux means best wishes, which is what Brasserie
Dupont sends with this very special saison ale brewed only for the holidays.
Redolently aromatic, rich and velvety, this is an ale to toast the season and
welcome in the New Year! "

2) Imperial Porter from SHIPYARD Brewing Company in their Pugley's
Signature Series ( $10.99, 1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz bottles, 7.1% alcohol by volume,
Portland, Maine, ) : " ... Imperial Porter is a full bodied, very dark, malty
beer with a good roasted character coming from the Crystal, Chocolate and Black
Patent Malts used in the mash. ... ".

3) Imperial Helles Lager KRAMPUS from the SOUTHERN TIER ( $7.99, 1 Pt. 6
Fl. Oz 650ml bottle, 9 % alcohol by volume, Lakewood, New York,
southerntierbrewing.com ... Are You Naughty Or Nice ? ) : " St. Nicolas, aka
Santa Claus, is a magical figure, the bringer of gifts and an icon of holiday
spirit. Forgotten by most is his evil side kick and enforcer of ' the list '.
Dark malts and aromatic hops create the diabolical spirit of this brew. It is
finished with lager yeast ... will warm even the coldest hearts ".

4) Winter Ale by SMUTTYNOSE :  Let Snow Wash Away Your Cares ,  Handcrafted
in New Hampshire  ( $9.99 a 6-pack, Portsmouth, New Hampshire ) : " Here's to
winter in New England : short days & long, cold nights : scratchy wool mufflers
& soggy, wet boots : getting up early to dig your car out from under two feet of
heavy snow. ... Why do we do it? Hell, what else can we do? ...  warming ,
mellow, & full-bodied, Smuttynose Winter Ale is your perfect cold weather
companion".  WE MAY GET SOME OF this weather, but not right away so be patient
everyone. Cheers.

5) BEAR REPUBLIC " Hot Rod Rye " Specialty Ale - Alcohol Burnin' Monster
Ale ( $8.99 a 4-pack of 12 Fl. Oz bottles, 8% alcohol by volume, from
Healdsburg, Cloverdale, California ) : " Don't drink & drag. Sediment at bottom
of bottle may be a result of the truckload of hops in this non-filtered ale. ".
Since 1995 and still going strong! Come check it out. this high performance,
turbo charged, alcohol burnin' monster ale ...  Cheers.


1) Terroir Gin from ST. GEORGE, Handcrafted in California, ( $36.99, 45%
alcohol by volume, Mt. Tam, CA. artisan distillers since 1982 ) : " Uniquely
Californian gin with a sense of place and poetry, distilled from sustainably
sourced botanicals ". 100% neutral grain spirits, Alameda, CA. USA,

2) Private Stock Fine Puerto Rican Rum with spice and other natural flavors
( $21.99, 40% alcohol by volume, Ponce, Puerto Rico, www.rum.com ) is something
" new and exciting " for all of us. Great deep golden color, too : very

3) Petite Liqueur de Poire Williams Pear Liqueur / Birne Likor of ELIE
ARNAUD DENOIX ( On Special for $19.99, 24% alcohol by volume from France ) is in
a beautiful hand-blown decanter that makes a great gift. We have sold them for
years : a big favorite, and so smooth, bright, rich and silky and with no burn,
just warm cream pear flavors on your tongue! Cheers.

4)  XRated Fusion Liqueur ( On Special for $26.99, 17% alcohol by volume,
12043 Canale, Italy, I would put in the web page but it might pick it up as spam
as the letter " x " and the word " ratedfusion " and put together to then add
the .com! ). I do not want to have this email not be sent because they think
it's spam!  It's got a beautiful deep red-pink color that is beautiful.

5) Banana Liqueur , the " Genuine " one from JACQUIN'S ( $12.99, a 750ml
bottle, 25% alcohol by volume, made and bottled by Charles Jacquin et Cie, CO.,
in Philadelphia, PA ) has got a great banana color and sure does look appealing
- draws one's attention. Made since 1884. what can you think to mix with this
banana liqueur this holiday season? Good to have it back, it's not always
available sadly.

WINE From Michel & Tony :


1) Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley's Touraine region from Jean
Sablenay ( $10.99. 2011 ) really tastes like Sancerre and both Michel and I love
it, especially when you consider the ridiculous price! Cheers.

2) 2011 Bourgogne Blanc 100% Chardonnay from CLOTHILDE DAVENNE is an "
overproduction " in Chablis by CLOTHILDE so it must be called " Bourgogne " and
not " Chablis " and yet it's a dead-ringer for a good bottle of clean, crisp,
bright, MINERAL-accented Chablis,and for ONLY $14.99. This is a " must-buy ".
You will love it. Cheers.

3) Riesling 2006 from PADDY BORTHWICK Vineyards, in New Zealand's Wairarapa
region is bone-dry yet developed and flavorful and has great minerals and is a
fine food wine. it's too flavorful to drink all by itself, best with a meal. It
sells for $20.99 a bottle and will hold it's own well against many a flavorful
sauce or a more well-seasoned fish, shellfish or even a nice fresh-water Rainbow
trout. Cheers. Was tasted here this past weekend by Scott of Monument Imports
and it showed really well.

4) " Adriatico " Ribolla from BASTIANICH ( $18.99, 2009, 13% alcohol by
volume, estate-bottled by Marian Simcic, Ceglio, Slovenia ,
www.adriaticowine.com ) is full and rich and forward and has a very specific
nutty quality that is natural and fresh and not oxidized. This region is famous
for this. It's lovely and creamy and a delight to sip with or without food.
Scott of Monument Imports tasted this also this past Saturday here in the store
with some of you lucky enough to have been here.

5) Morava 2011 from MILIJAN JELIC is a dry and very flavorful white from
western Serbia ( $24.99, 14.5% alcohol by volume, www.milijanjelic.com ) that
has real body and really needs a meal to flesh out it's flavors that have
mineral and richness and dense fruit, too that is accented by flavorful spicy
notes. What a treat : just tasted it here this past week with Alex that will
come to taste it here in January 2013. Cheers. Made from 100% Morava indigenous
grapes to this region of Serbia.

6) Roxanich white Orange wine, 2008 called " Ines In White " ( $44.99,
13.5% alcohol by volume, www.roxanich.hr, ) is a UNIQUE white, a one-of-a-kind
that is flavorful, complex, filled to the brim with nutty nuances, vanilla,
cream and richness, ) : " Cuvee seven grapes ( Sauvignon blanc, Vermentino,
Riesling Italico, Glera,, Friulano, Pinot Gris ) aged in oak vbarrels 36 months.
After 100 days of maceration and 3 years of aging in large wooden vats it is
bottled without filtration or any other intervention". It's pretty amazing : a
must-try! Cheers. From Croatia.


1) Champagne JANISSON & FILS Grand Cru a Verzenay, Rose, since 1923 (
$50.99, 12% alcohol by volume , ) , a dry and elegant blend of 40% Chardonnay
and 60% Pinot Noir is one of the great champagnes " tache " with a splash of
rose or salmon color. Lovely, a treat.
Glad to have it back. Using 5% of the finest grapes grown in Champagne.

2) NEIGE Premium Sparkling Apple wine from Canada that uses some of their
ice-apple-wine in the blend, $27.99, this is pretty creamy and bright and soft
and round and filling on one's palate! Cheers!

3) Champagne from GIMONNET-GONET from Mesnil-Sur-Oger : Tradition " (
$49.99, dry brut, 12% alcohol  by volume, RM -
! This is what you want : small families that control everything from
start-to-finish and do the job really well. Cheers.

4) Cuvee TSARS LEGEND Methode Traditionelle Brut 2009 sparkling wine from
Bulgaria ( $27.99, blanc de blanc, 12.5% alcohol by volume ) is smooth and light
and gravity-defying and a real treat! I love it! No better, what a fun treat to
introduce your friends to : it tastes GREAT ALL BY ITSELF! Cheers.

5) Prosecco Bosco di Gica from Azienda ADAMI, from Italy's Veneto region -
the best - Valdobbiadene, ( $12.99, for a half bottle ), it does not get much
better than this : so lovely all by itself, just melts effortlessly away on the
palate!Go to : www.adamispumanti.it for more info. A lovely half-bottle to
enjoy, one after the other, pace yourselves, stop when you want : don't feel
guilty with these tasty half bottles of some of the best Prosecco. Cheers.


1) 2009 Vacqueyras dry red from XAVIER ( $29.99 ) : a real Rhone treat from
a great vintage.

2) ACORN 2008 Cabernet Franc from California's Alegria Vineyards, Russian
River Valley ( $29.99, 13.5% alcohol by volume ) is smooth and bright and very
silky and has some delicate Cabernet Franc traits. Great to sip, with finesse
and balance.

3) Pinot Noir 2010 Sonoma County, California dry red ( On Special for
$19.99, 14.5% alcohol by volume ) is a real treat from California. Cheers : fun,
warm wood-fire label, too.

4) Altos Del CUCO Spanish dry red Monastrell/ Mourvedre grape/Syrah and
Tempranillo blend ( $11.99, 13.5% alcohol by volume ) from Jumilla, Spain. This
2011 is a real treat and a value, too.

5) COLIMAN Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina, this 2011 ( $8.99, 12.5% alcohol
by volume ) is a light and very fresh and bright style, easy-drinking for

6)  Svb Rosa Vino Budimir, Aleksandrovac Zupaki , Serbia dry red ( $42.99,
13.5% alcohol by volume ) is made from 60% Prokupac and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
and is a really full-flavored, spicy, earthy and tasty wine from southern Serbia
to combine with a good, hearty, robust meal that includes some meat or at least
really well-seasoned-spiced foods. Cheers! What an amazing wine!!


Friday, December 21st, 2012 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Chris of Lanterna here to
taste some great Spanish and Washington State wines.

RAVI has lined up a GLENLIVET, ABERLOUR, Single Malt Scotch tasting at the
same time.

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Chris Bartha here to taste
some really fine selections from around the world that will be great for our
weekend and our Christmas meals. More info tomorrow as we decide what would be
the very best to taste with you all.

JOIN US,NEVER any charge for any of these tastings!

JUST SPOKE TO OWNER FLORENCE of Lavandou restaurant and they have changed
back their " no corkage " day to Monday. So remember buy a bottle here on
Mondays and take it down to the restaurant. Tell us you are doing this and we
will give you a 10% off on whichever bottle you take there, that pays your tax.

tomorrow for our 3-Part Weekly Wednesday  20% OFF still wine ( non-sparkling )
Wine Sale Wed. Dec. 19th, 2012 event on 12 or more bottles of non-sparkling

SAVE, SAVE MORE, SAVE EVEN MORE Here At Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits.
Cheers and Thanks For All Of Your Business. We are nothing without you and we
know this. Thank you, be safe, be sound, be merry, be wiser and happier and more
satisfied ... and do come and chat and hang with us. We love it when you do. You
are the very best. Happy Holidays to one and to all!! It's been a difficult year
and I, for one am really looking forward to this 2013!  Cheers ...  TONY

No comments: