Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Anthony Quinn's Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits' Tuesday Weekly Store Email Of March 10th, 2015!

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that I want

that you want

that we want together

" Come Together " sings  The Beatles ( Jesse Colin Young sang another great
song : " Darkness Darkness " ) so many glorious moons ago that I still
smile at when I hear  Paul, John, George, Ringo and Jesse's voices singing

HAVE YOU ALL been listening to the singing on " The Voice? " I Look forward
to listening again tonight as I think that many of the singers, sadly most
are young with few older contestants,... and they mostly all sing so really
well and now they are having ' sing-offs ' between two contestants on each
team and it is pretty nerve-wracking as well as exciting. I feel like I am
balancing often on pins and needles.

I drank some of the CHATEAU DES LEOTINS Bordeaux red / rouge 2012, On
Special for $9.99 a bottle, 12% alcohol by volume,  as I listened. It is
showing quite well and with some appetizers I think it is perfect as there
is just the slightest kick and edge and burn/tang to it that could be
fleshed-out with a bite of something solid, your choice.

HAVE YOU READ the book : " Hunting Truffles?" I am enjoying reading it now
as it is about Piemonte, Liguria and Tuscany, Italy , all places that I
love and it is very well-written and has been a pleasure to read this
weekend. I am still not finished. It is written by a local wine-writer Dick
Rosano that was here a couple of week's ago signing his book during our
wine-tasting of fine Piemontese wines including the ... 1) ' Truffle Hunter
' Leda 2013  Barbera D'Asti, $16.99 a bottle, 13% alcohol  by volume, from
BOSIO Winery, we had Luca Boscio that is the winemaker and he is one of the
family members, too. What a fine experience that was!

AS I READ the book : " Hunting Truffles " I enjoyed the Nebbiolo D'Alba
2012 Piemontese dry red from VEGLIO, $12.99 a bottle. I was drinking it on
the third day that it was open and it was simply marvelous two night's ago,
on Sunday night. What a treat, a real fine treat!

DAN OUR CUSTOMER bought the bottle on my recommendation and also loved it
on the third day that it was open. That is to say that all the flavors
opened and rounded-out and fleshed-out as I like to say. That is when you
taste all of the wine it it's full elegance and brightness and clarity. SO
: enjoy it with a meal the first two days but save some for a glass or two
on the third day and be amazed! I liked this VEGLIO 2012 Nebbiolo D'Alba
with my steak that I grilled on Sunday night as well, it stood its ground
and was a delight, even with the thick steak cooked medium-rare.

BUT HEY, Let's Talk Ale, Beer and Cider :

1) Anniversary 19 Session IPA from VICTORY Brewing Company, 6-pack of
12 Fl.Oz bottles, with 4.5% alcohol by volume, ... : " Welcome to our
birthday bash! As our gift to you, we've brewed this crisp and easy
drinking session IPA - full of whole hop flavor - for you to enjoy all
night long. ... "

2) Shookolate Wheat from SHOCK TOP, a 4-pack of one pint cans, 4.3%
alcohol by volume, ... " this Belgian-style wheat ale brewed with spice,
aged on cocao and vanilla beans, and with natural flavors and artificial
sweeteners " is just the way to unthaw with the warming weather today, that
is still damp and quite wet-feeling now : shake it off, ... cheers.

3) ' Reilly's Red " Irish Style Ale from Devil's Backbone, a 6-pack of
12-ounce cans On Special for $10.99, 6% alcohol by volume, from Virginia,
perfect for this damp now as it warms slowly here. Slainte!

4) ' Lovecraft " Honey Ale, made on honor, a collaboration with
Revival Brewing Co., by NARRAGANSETT Brewing Company, Rochester, NY, write
or visit at :  Providence, Rhode Island. " Lovecraft Honey Ale is a perfect
tribute to the Dark Prince of Providence, at once both familiar and out of
this world. ... "

LIQUEUR / LIQUOR From Jagir & Malkit :

1) Amaro Lucano Liqueur of Italy Cav. Pasquale Vena & Figlio, Licenza
No. 1, Pisticci Lucania, since 1894, $28.99 a bottle, ... a blend of 30
herbs that the Vena family has handed down from generation to generation
the recipe. We are pleased to have it here for the first time I believe?

2) ' Young Genever ' The Grandfather of Gin craft spirit distilled
from grain with herbs by DIEP 9, product of Belgium, $35.99 , 35% alcohol
by volume, 750ml bottle, : " Handcrafted in 52 gallon batches from grain to
drop at Stokerij De Moor in East-Flanders, Belgium since 1910, DIEP 9
combines tye, wheat, malted barley and nine botanicals in an authentic
copper pot still delivering an award-winning taste that is truly
characteristic of the country from which it hails. " ... serve with a lemon
peel and substitute for gin or vodka in your favorite cocktail
3) Williams Pear Brandy from CLEAR CREEK DISTILLERY , $28.99 a 375ML
bottle ( also available in the 750ml bottle at , $47.99 a bottle ),
Portland, Oregon, using pure fruit, clear and the essence of the pear with
the smell of pears and yet quite clean and almost purely austere on the
tongue : lovely.

4) Grain Neutral Spirits Distilled with Hemp Seed, " Purgatory " ,
$47.99 a bottle, 750ml bottle, a lovely clear taste that purity and with
all the buzz recently on marijuana and it's use here in  Washington D.C.,
this " Purgatory " has been on our shelves now for years and is quite tasty
and flavorful, made by the ALASKA DISTILLERY in Wasilla, Alaska. Should I
stoop so low to make the reference of being able to see Russia from there?
No, I will not make it, I like this product. We have tasted it here now
several times along with other fine ALASKA DISTILLERY products including
the honey-flavored vodka and the smoked-salmon-flavored vodka, too.

5) ' Teeling Whiskey " Small Batch , Non Chill Filtered / Aged and
Matured for 6 months in rum casks, crafted by Jack Teeling, $32.99 a 750ml
bottle, 46% alcohol by volume,  The Spirit of Dublin Irish Whiskey, since
1782, the Teeling family have been crafting Irish whiskey ... they must be
doing a whole lot of things better than just right to still be here with us
today, impressive. Cheers, Happy Saint Patty's Day early ...

6) ' Cilantro ' flavored Swedish vodka from ABSOLUT, also has lemon
and lime, On Special for $15.99 a 750ml bottle ( regular price is $23.99 a
bottle ), 40% alcohol by volume, a great value for all you lovers of both
imported vodka and cilantro, too!

7) ' Navy Strength ' Batch Number from GREENHAT Distilled Gin, $37.99
a 750ml bottle, 57.1 % alcohol by volume, : " Distilled by Hand from 100%
Grain and Select Botanicals in Small Batches in a copper Pot Still. Betten
down the hatches with this high-proof gin in your favorite cocktail."
Cheers, new to us, come check it out.


We have Eva our local rep coming to taste the KNAPPOGUE CASTLE Aged 12
Years Single Malt Irish Whiskey aged in Bourbon oak casks, pouring it here
on Saint Patty's Day , On Special for $35.99 while supplies last, regularly
$48.99. This is quite the taste, quite the perfect flavor to celebrate and

We also have a tasting of JAMESONS :

On Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 we will taste the regular 750ml On
Special at $26.99, and the Select Reserve Black Barrel, $41.99 a bottle.
JOIN US, No Charge!

BREAKING NEWS ; WE have before on this Friday, Kate Elbling Johnston our VP
, East Region of 21st Century Spirits from 5-8PM tasting the BLUE ICE
American, gluten-free Potato Vodka, available in 750ml and also in 1.75ML
bottles. Kate will say something : " Our Blue Ice Potato Vodka is sourced
from the base of the Teton Mountains. Every ingredient is sourced from our
distillery, from the potato to the organic water source. Blue Ice is not
only superior in taste, but in price. Come by Friday and challenge your
current Vodka."
Wow Kate, this is the first American potato vodka that I have ever seen.
LOVE the package with the rippled back that shows through the front of the
bottle. I look forward to tasting it this Friday.

WEDNESDAY Weekly 3-Part Still Wine Sale:
1) BUY ANY Still/ Or Non-Sparkling Wine ( except Veuve Clicquot, or Moet &
Chandon ) over $20 and SAVE 20% OFF the marked
sticker price.
2) BUY ANY six still wines and SAVE 15% OFF the marked sticker price.
3) BUY ANY 12 or more still/ or non-sparkling wines ( except Veuve Clicquot
or Moet & Chandon ) and SAVE 20% OFF the
marked sticker prices. This includes port, sherry, madeira, marsala and
CALL : 202-363-4265 and place your order if you cannot come. PAY and SAVE
Wednesdays here at Cleveland Park Wines.
ALWAYS SAVE BIG here at Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits!

WINE By Chris and Tony :

1) BV Coastal Estates  Chardonnay California 2013, $8.99 a 750ml
bottle, 13.5% alcohol by volume. I tasted this with Jimmy the other day and
enjoyed it very much. I thought that I was getting more flavor here than
the price indicated.

2) BV Coastal Estates Zinfandel California Grown 2012, $8.99 a bottle,
from BEAULIEU Vineyards since 1900, good forward, rich flavors that I again
thought I was getting more for than the bottle costs here. Good wines,
balanced, good values, so dependable and nice with or without a meal.

Sparkling Wine From Spain :

1) Brut Cava Reserva from BOHIGAS, desde 1929 ( 86 years ago ) ,
$20.99 a bottle, we have it back in stock and are pleased to have it for a
nice occasion when you want something with that dry spark of ' something
super-extra-Xtra-XYZXspecial ! "

Sparkling Wine Magnum / Italy :

1) Brut 1.5ML / magnum-size, from the PERLA DEL GARDA, $55.99 a
bottle, a dry Lugana V.S.Q.P.R.D., Millesimato 2008, smooth as the newest
of skins imaginable, so soft to the tongue's touch, not to mention tongue's
delight in complete saturation.

Sparkling Wine From Brazil :

1) Intenso SALTON Espumante / sparkling wine is a dry soft
brilliant-bright blend of 70% Chardonnay with 30% Riesling., with no bite,
no burn, just a silky smoothness that I am greatly enjoying when I taste
it! So are you, the supplier has been out for awhile and it is just-back as
of last week during the really bad weather!

Other Wines :

1) ' Le Terre ' di POPPIANO Chianti from Conte Ferdinando
GUICCIARDINI, Tuscany, $11.99, a 13.5% alcohol by volume : light, bright,
silky, a touch of zip and slap-zap, a nice touch on the palate, easy to
drink with or without a meal. I like it. Count Ferdinando himself came to
taste it here with our customers. Now that is personal service. He makes
the wines, his wife makes their FABulous extra-virgin olive oils. Good

2) Cabernet Franc 2012 ( great vintage ) of the SALTON ' Intenso '
from the Vale Dos Vinhedos in Serra Gaucha, Brazil. There is just something
smooth, delightful, full and rich and round and easy-sipping about this
Cabernet Franc that has already charmed a number of you. Back by popular
demand. Come try some.

3) Pinot Grigio Trentino ' Terre Di Valfredda ', $15.99, 2013, 12.5%
alcohol by volume, with just enough punch, pleasure, power and personality,
with a great bottle and presentation to be a lovely liquid force to be
reckoned with! Come try some.

4) Albarino from Rias Baixas in Spain, this LA VAL 2013, $21.99, 12.5%
alcohol is clean , crisp, flavorful, evenly spaced and layered and mannered
and muscled and mindful of our every whim, mood, meltdown-possibility, ...
ohhhh yes, si, claro que si, amoo este mucho!!!

5) Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2010, dry Tuscan red from VALDIPIATTA,
from Miriam, Guido, and Sara this superlative red has all the magic and
majesty and muscle and milk-of-human-kindness, ... it is very special
indeed. Kerri and Dan love it and buy it by the case, and many of you by
the bottle returning for it. Love all that : history in the making, what
keeps a wine alive and relevant and doing well on our shelves. Cheers, caio
Miriam, Guido, Sara e Jody Jackman, too that sells us this very fine wine.


Friday, March 13th, 2015 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Christina of Kysela Imports
here to taste an assortment of her fine wines which will spread the
continents and the styles and tastes and price-brackets, too : something
for everyone.No charge, join us.

Saturday, March 14th, 2015 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Franceen coming from Vias
Imports. We will try a broad range, not all, but many of the excellent
fruit-driven, bright, frui-centered, toasty, balanced and engaging wines of
CAMPO DE LUZ that include : 1) Garnacha, 2) White bianco  3) Rose and also
... 4) Crianza and ... 5) Monastrell. I was greatly impressed by these fine
Spanish wines. This will be a great experience for you all, and all wines
so affordable, too : they over-deliver for taste and price.

THIS WILL BE A GREAT WEEK, trust me, after all that snow and sleet and ice
and wetness, we will start to enjoy some better weather and breath more
easily, too, smile a whole lot for sure.

THANKS  for everything,WE APPRECIATE IT ALL, REALLY WE DO. You are all the
very best, the cream of the crop. Love you, that is why we are all here, we
stay for you. You make it all worthwhile, really you do.

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