Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Winemaker Dinner March 5th, 2015 , Thursday With Vittorio Navacchia of TRE MONTI In Romagna, Italy At Piccolo Ristorante And Much More, Read On!

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Impromptu, serendipitous, a lot of life may be channeled and harnessed that
way. It is my preferred way as there is so much energy already happening
all around us.

Robert Kennedy of his own Italian Import company RWK Imports just came by
with copies of our next wine dinner with owner/ winemaker Vittorio
Navacchia of his own TRE MONTI. WE will be at Piccolo Ristaurante in
Georgetown once again on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 6:30PM and will be
tasting with Vittorio his wonderful Romagna Italian reds and whites made
from the Romagna Sangiovese red grape as well as the indigenous Albaba. The
cost of this dinner with an Antipasti Misti, a Primi Piatti, a Secondo
Piatto and an Il Dolce will cost $65 per person ( plus tax and gratuity ) .
The restaurant is located at : 1068 31st Street NW. Please call :
202-342-7414 for reservations.

We did a fabulous dinner there already with TENUTA CASALI wines of Romagna
with owner and winemaker Silvie. I loved the whole experience then. The
setting in the back of the restaurant is slightly elevated just above the
bar and is spacious and well-lit, cozy still and very comfortable, and we
all had a wonderful experience then that we will recreate again with
Vittorio that is like family here as we have been selling Vittorio's wines
here now for years.

I Got To Meet Vittorio and his wife years ago when Oscar and Olivia brought
them here. They have been here now three or four times I believe.

If You Want More to stimulate your palate and interest go to their Facebook
page or web page at TRE MONTI and see the segment that Anthony Bourdain did
there on his show : " No Reservations! " It was only one of two episodes
that he did with wine at a winery, the other one was in Provence, France.

I Find Myself Tweeting all the time now to ' get R Word Out ' as there is
so much to share. I just tweeted this dinner thirty minutes ago and I bet
it will be shared by other tweeters as there is a whole world out there

I Need To Get Better at it and to start looking at more of the other tweets
out there. I need to answer them and re-tweet them, too. It all takes time,
it all takes discipline and making some time each day as there is so much
available and yet how will anyone know if they do not see what we are

It Is Stimulating, It Is Fun, I am enjoying the challenge as it very much
is that : a big challenge of how to stay visible and relevant and on
peoples' minds and good thoughts / graces, too!!!!

You Should All Follow Us On Twitter at : cpwinespirits and also at,
wineenabler. Stay caught-up with us as we try valiantly to stay caught-up
with you and the world spinning by madly around us!

I Am So Sorry to hear from Betty KRISTENSEN of the recent passing of Aris
A. Zissis on 4th of February, 2015. He would have been 86 on the 11th of
February. He was a true gentleman and friend and a mentor, too in many ways
as he started some of the early Greek wine-importing with the wines of
Central Greece called INO. For $11.99 including a dry white and medium-dry
white, a dry red and a medium-dry red, and a Retsina, as well as an Ouzo,
and the FIX Greek beer as well,

The INO Medium-Sweet Red has always led the sales, a blend of 35% Cabernet
Sauvignon, 40% Grenache rouge and 25% Carignan. INO is located in Thebes,
Greece and has been nice to sell here, and have Aris and Betty come in the
past to taste and sell it to you all, and I have also seen it at the Greek
churches here at their festivals, and seen Betty and Aris tasting them so I
would stop to chat and catch up on the latest info which covered the whole
gambit with Aris from early DC wine business to politics, family, Greece
and it's people and the many difficulties of helping the younger people
wanting to start importing wines here from Greece like Sotiris Bafitis did
years ago.

We used to buy many Nemea wines also from Aris that were mentioned in the
Washington Post wine columns by Ben Giliberti, various older vintages that
were from the 1997, 1998 and 1999 vintage as I recalled.


We will have to do a wine-tasting here of INO and celebrate Aris the man,
the importer, the extraordinary human being, gentleman and wine-pioneer
that he was. As my friend said earlier today, Annette said that his memory
would continue through us and all the positive things that he did to touch
and inspire all of us over them many years : three decades.

SANTOS JUST BROUGHT me an apple cider from France :

1) Clos Normand Brut French-fermented cider, On Special for $7.99 a 750ml
bottle, from Normandy, France, 4% alcohol by volume, what a great deal! I
will have to buy some and take it home and enjoy it, perhaps even tonight
as this is good weather for a good apple cider and Normandy , France is one
of the greatest areas ever of production, along with the great Calvados
apple brandies and the Pommeau des Charentes that they make there as well,
all of which we carry and sell here.


2) Natural Hard Apple Cider with Pilsner Yeast and Pure Apple Juice from
CRISPIN, On Special for $6.99 a 22 Fl. Oz bottle, with 5.6% alcohol by
volume, certified GF Gluten-Free, : " Experiencing a yeasty lager like nose
with fresh citrus & green apple. Clean and refreshing. Hints of honey ... "


1) ' Spring Saison ' Parallel 49 Wheat Beer HAYFEVER Ladies & Gentlemen ...
, On Special for $11.99 a 4-pack of 11.5 Fl. Oz bottles, 6.5% alcohol by
volume, product of Canada, ... : " Till the earth, tip the bottle. With the
new season comes a new saison - complex, with a semi-dry finish. " From
Parallel 49 Brewing, Vancouver, B.C. WE also have another flavor up front
as well that Santos ordered and I will include that next week. Stay-tuned.

ON  LIQUEUR / LIQUOR From Jagir and Malkit :

1) Acai Spirit VEEV , an Acai liqueur, $27.99 a bottle, 30% alcohol by
volume, made with the national fruit from Brazil called Acai that brothers
of Veev, Courtney and Carter Reum call " the world's preeminent SUPER FRUIT
", They recommend making a Superfruit Margarita with 1 Oz VeeV Acai spirit,
1 Oz blanco / bianco tequila, 1 Oz fresh lime juice, 1 Oz Simple Syrup or
agave nectar. Shake all ingredients well with ice and strain into a
ice-filled rocks glass. ... " This has been popularized by surfers. How
many of you are surfers? Surf the web, drink VeeV Acai while you do?!? Just
an idea ...

2) Amaro Di ANGOSTURA Liqueur from the House of ANGOSTURA, $29.99 a 750ml
bottle, 35% alcohol by volume, From Trinidad and they are of course famous
for their bitters that everyone simply must have at any bar.

3) Reserva Rum from DIPLOMATICO, $23.99 a 750ml bottle, , a RON Extra Anejo
/ Aged Rare Rum : " Reminiscent of sherry, soft wood, oak and vanilla, an
amber Ron Extra has an elegant and a very refined flavor. Nice to sip
slowly and feel this liquid wealth spread and spread and spread
beautifully, effortlessly in this intense cold ...

4) ' Double Barrel ' Irish Whiskey from GLENDALOUGH, $39.99 a 750ml bottle,
42% alcohol by volume, aged more than three and a half years .... nice.
Have you experienced GLENDALOUGH yet?

WINE From Chris and Tony :

SAKE : Rice Wine ...
1)  Sake from TY.KU Premium JUnmai imported sake , $17.99 a 750ml bottle,
15% alcohol by volume, : " this Silver is a premium Junmai sake that
utilizes 30% polished sake rice and all natural ingredients. Fresh and
slightly sweet with subtle pear notes, leaving softness on the palate. "
Produced in Japan. Really good price as a well as really smooth taste, very
pleasing sipping. Cheers.

2) Gruner Veltliner Classic 2014 from Carnuntum, Austria, $14.99, from
Kwselection is lovely and tonight Andrew will taste it here with you all
from 6-8PM! Join us, no charge, bright, refreshing, lovely!

3) 2011 ' Tazi " dry white Arizona blend from ARIZONA STRONGHOLD, an
opulent mouth-feel blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Malvasia Bianca ,
Chenin Blanc and Gewurzytaminer. This is a ' perfect ' rich and flavorful
white to enjoy with this biting cold, and it is on a deep discount now at
$16.99, it used to sell for $24.99. Andrew Stover will also taste this here
tonight, come and taste, buy and save!

4) 2011 " Mangus " dry Arizona red blend from ARIZONA STRONGHOLD in Cochise
County, this blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
and Cabernet Franc impresses me greatly for it's subtle, elegant, delicate
and seemingly non-apparent flavors as it is so light and clear in color ,
and yet it EXPLODES with all it's amazing taste, flavor, charm, warmth and
tremendous appeal. I love it, I am always so pleased and pleasured when I
taste it!

5) Malbec , Mendoza, Argentina 2013 from COLORES Del SOL, On Special for
$8.99, Chris and I will open it this week and share a taste with you. Come
and try it here. We will have it open on either Wednesday or Thursday!

6) Bonarda Mendoza, Argentina 2013 from MI TERRUNO ' Uvas ', $12.99, 13.5%
alcohol by volume, nice and earthy, dusty and a touch rustic and yet also
some lively, zippy cherry-berry fruit with personality and tremendous
versatility. I like it. Have tasted it twice now, once this past Friday
when John poured it here for you all from 5-8PM. Thanks John!

7) 2013 Albana Secco ' Vigna Rocca ' TRE MONTI , $18.99, from Italy's
Romagna region and taste it early before our winemaker dinner with owner
Vittorio at Piccolo Ristaurante on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 6:30PM. It
has so much body and extra weight and mouth-feel, liquid sunshine that
grows on the palate and becomes even more spectacular as it opens. Great
for this cold weather.

8) 2010 ' Petrignone ' Sangiovese Riserva from TRE MONTI in Italy's Romagna
region, $23.99, a bit more old-world style, medium-bodied, drinking
beautifully now, had some during the past holidays from a magnum bottle
that blew us all away. It is showing so well, what a fine food wine : for a
hearty, a flavorful meal, sip , relax, feel expansive and enjoy thoroughly!
Vittorio will use this at his dinner on Thursday, March 5th at Piccolo.



Andrew Stover here tonight to taste the wines he should have tasted here
this past Saturday if it had not been for the horrible weather. Join us, no

FRIDAY, February 27th, 2015 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Chris Bartha here to taste
an assortment of his wines from Italy to France.

ALSO : We have Luca Bosio here of his own Piemontese property tasting his
Barbera Di Asti dry red called " Leda "  Truffle Hunter. ALSO : Dick Rosano
our local winewriter and book writer will be here signing copies of his
latest book on wine called " Hunting Truffles." Join us, never any charge!
Everyone always welcome!

SATURDAY, February 28th, 2015 ( 2-6PM ) : WE have Marci here of Constantine
Imports to taste an assortment of the fine JOSEPH MELLOT wines of Sancerre,
Loire Valley, France : the ' value ' wines that include Sauvignon Blanc,
Pinot Noir and a bice dry rose Pinot Noir, too.

JOIN US, Never any charge!

Thanks for everything. We appreciate all your support now and over the
years!  TONY

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