Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Cleveland Park Store Email, Dinner, Too With Vittorio Navacchia Owner-Winemaker At TRE MONTI In Romagna, Italy On This Thursday Night, March 5th, 2015 at 6:30PM @ Ristorante PICOLLO, $65 With Tax And GRatuity! Join Us : Call : 202-342-7414 To Reserve Seating With Robert Kennedy & Vittorio Navacchia and Anthony Quinn

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Happy TUESDAY! SUNNY NOW, clear skies, will we get snow?!?

Wow, I wrote that two years ago and here we have had some nice weather on
Monday and are now expecting snow later today with some more on Wednesday
night, early Thursday morning! It is a sign! I Love it, you just never

COME & STOCK UP TONIGHT just in case! We are prepared for you.

I wrote that, too a couple of years ago and it also stands true for today.
It is also another sign. I love signs, really I do. Come and get what you
need, especially as Sunday was so bad with all that sleet that froze and
was hard to walk on without fearing for your life.

... lots of snow perhaps? hard to get around, navigate the streets, metro
down,  ...

I also wrote the above two years ago, sort of fascinating. SO : come get
what you need here just in case..

ON THE POSITIVE SIDE there are fewer than twenty days left before spring
and that is great. That is cheerful and encouraging, and I am thrilled
about that, really I am as we need some weather that is not so difficult or
hard to navigate. The last thing any of us need is to slip and break our
hip and be on crutches or in bed when we all have so much constant work to
do and that we cannot afford to delay.

I STARTED MY DAY selling an assortment of twenty-four bottles to Mandy of
Peruvian wines, reds, whites and roses for an auction and fundraiser that
they are doing. That was inspiring as we are the only ones she contacted
that actually had the wines to sell her here in Washington D.C. We started
with them, the TACAMA and the SANTIAGO QUEIROLO wines, she left me with one
lonely bottle here of the ' Vino de la Magdalena Reservado ' semi-sweet red
wine, $13.99, 14.5% alcohol by volume.

I TASTED these wines with Danielle three or four months ago and liked what
was selected, some of the more expensive wines I did not like at all,
finding a metalic or sharp edge that just did not work for me so I did not
order those, even though one was a Malbec and would have been easy to sell
just because of that.

NEED a delivery? call us :2020-363-4265. We will be happy to come see you
with whatever you need and that we have in stock.

SO : wow, we are suffering at our house from having watched the last
episode of Downton Abbey where there were at least two references to claret
and one to a fine Margaux red. My ears pricked up immediately when I heard
those words and I will mention two that we have here that you may want to
come by and purchase if you have not yet watched the season finale? Both
are from the excellent 2010 vintage.

1) CHATEAU LAVAGNAC 2010 Bordeaux, $16.99 a bottle, mis en bouteille
au chateau, 13% alcohol by volume, flavorful, complex, good definition,
good lively, flavor-forward taste and excellent with a meal, It is really
best with a meal, and it represents a great deal.

2) Grand Vin De Margaux, from CHATEAU MONBRISON, 2010 , $61.99, 13.5%
alcohol by volume, from Laurent Vonderheyden that spent time here in the
Washington D.C. metropolitan region while his brother made the wine. When
Laurent returned to Bordeaux and Margaux he started making the wine. We did
an incredible dinner in the past at Lavandou restaurant with Laurent
presiding over the dinner and introducing each wine with each course,
vintages of 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2005 I believe? What a special time that
was. Cheers. Come get a couple of bottles, one to enjoy now and one to lay
I May Have To Have a glass of one of these myself tonight. Sounds like a
great idea as it will be cold and a good glass of claret might be just the

BUT HEY SANTOS, what do you have for us today ?

1) 1894 By PETRUS , Barrel Aged Belgian Ale, , a Limited 120 Edition,
19=894 De Brabandere Brouwerij, $25.99 a bottle, 8 % alcohol by volume,,
for a 1 Pint 9.4 Fl. Oz bottle, : " With a new generation the Bavik Brewery
chooses for a new name BREWERY DE BRABANDERE this with a respectful wink at
120 years of history, Hand in hand with a tasteful future."

2) ' Lorenzini Double IPA ale brewed with tangerine and blood orange
juice by MAUI Brewing Company, these 12 Fl. Oz 355 ML cans, four cans with
7.6% alcohol by volume, On Special for $10.99 : " In collaboration with the
biologists from the shark research programat the Hawaii Institute of Marine
Biology. This team uses satellite and acoustic tags to monitor the movement
behavior drivers of tigersharks as they overlap with human use of coastal
waters ... "

3) ' Hibernation Ale ' with English-Style Old Ale robust from the
GREAT DIVIDEBrewing Co. , On Special for $12.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce
bottles, brewed and bottled in Denver, Colorado, : " HIBERNATION ALE has
been our celebrated winter tradition since 1995. This robust, dry-hopped
ale has a malty richness balanced with a complex hop profile and hearty,
warming character." Try pairing it with grilled beef tenderloin, apple
crisp with ginger ice cream, too. Sounds so good , all of it. Cheers.

LIQUEUR and LIQUOR by Jagir and Malkit :

1) Sambuca dei Cesari from LUXARDO, a Sambuca liqueur from Italy,
$28.99 a bottle, from Torreglia, Padova Italia, since 1947, 38% alcohol by
volume. Come in and try this. It was a treat to try it with the owner
himself of Luxardo. Cheers.

2) ' Zodiak ' Vodka , a luxury Potato spirit, On Special for $24.99 a
750ml bottle, ( regularly $26.99 ) 40% alcohol by volume, the Gemini II May
22 - June 21, : " Gemini, symbolized by the mythical image of the twins,
possesses a dual nature that creates the ability to master multiple tasks
at one time and to see many sides of an issue. Intelligence, curiosity, and
quick wit typify the Gemini persona... "

3) Cognac 1er Cru Reserve Des Dieux Grande Champagne from PIERRE
FERRAND, $99.99 a bottle, 750ml bottle, from the Grande Champagne controlee
region if France, ... the top-of-the-top, the best-of-the-best : " ... Ce
procede donne des cognacs qui, au sortir de l'alambic, possedent de
subtiles notes de fruits et des fleurs que l'on recontre dans les grands
vins. "

I agree, subtle notes of fruit and of flowers do come through both the
bouquet and the taste to charm and please us all if we take the time to
slow down, and appreciate these lovely nuances that are generally reserved
for the gods ... but here available to us, too.


4) 12 KNAPPOGUE CASTLE Single Malt Irish Whiskey, On Special for
$35.99 a bottle, regularly $48.99 a bottle, Very Special Reserve, aged in
Bourbon oak casks, 40% alcohol by volume, exceptional, made from  " malted
barley, triple-distilled one batch at a time, in copper pot stills, then
aged in bourbon oak casks for twelve years, ... wonderfully mellow and
bright with rich depth of flavor."

5) Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey,
$64.99 a bottle from GREEN SPOT, 40% alcohol by volume, by MITCHELL & SON ,
a fine example of the ultimate. : " Fresh, aromatic oils and spices with
orchard fruits and barley on a background of toasted wood. ... Full spicy
body, with a hint of cloves along with the fruity sweetness of green apples
rounded off with toasted oak.. It has a lingering flavor of both spices and
barley. " Wonderful. And Saint Patty's Day is on the 17th, of March this
year! Be proactive, try it on for size, fit and feel now, and get some more
before the 17th! Sounds like a great plan to me.

6) ' Phoenix ' Irish Whiskey  Limited Edition , 55% high strength non
chill-filtered , $68.99 , from TULLAMORE DEW is a " unique high strength
triple distilled Irish whiskey enriched in pot still finished in old
Oloroso sherry casks. "

WOW, this makes three Irish Whiskies to be enjoyed for Saint Patty's Day!
What a wonderful treat.

WINE By Chris And Tony :

A Great Everyday White Value :

1) Vin de Pays Des Cotes Catalanes 2011, a dry white French blend,
from Jean Gardies, this is a dry and flavorful white for a meal and also
that will warm and cheer us as the biting cold from outside tries to crack
us up into smithereens of broken chards ...yikes, NO!!!!!

From Turkey :

1) Dry white wine from Turkey, the ' Klasik ' VILLA DOLUCA ,  a
Sultaniye 60% , 40% Semillon, from Turkey's Agean, Thrace , 12.5% On
Special for $8.99, a rich, complex, flavorful dry red ...

2) Dry red blend from Turkey, a 40% Okuzgazu , 40% Alicante, and a 20%
Carignan, this ' Klasik ' VILLA DOLUCA from Anatolia, Aegean region in
Turkey is On Special for $8.99 a bottle. Tasty, flavorful, good
fruit-forward, spice, earth and toasty, roasted flavors. It , like the
white is a fine food wine.

A Dry French Rose :

3) ' Printemps d'Eulalie ' / springtime dry French rose from the
Minervois region, $18.99 a bottle, 2013, 13.5% alcohol by volume, from
France's Languedoc region, from the CHATEAU SAINTE EULALIE , deep colors,
rich flavor, more taste, more everything, a great food wine, just a few
bottles remaining, come claim yours.

A Dry Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, too : three fine
whites :

1) Riesling from the ' Falcon Vineyard ' , 2009 from LAKE CHALICE,
Marlborough, On Special for $15.99 a bottle, regularly $19.99, with great
freshness and intensity, lighter-bodied, with a bouquet of lime, lemon, and
grapefruit, fine structure and acidity and so really great aging potential,
too : no need to rush through it.

2) Gewurztraminer 2011, an Estate wine, from Elgin, South Africa and
from PAUL CLUVER, $15.99 a bottle, with good mouth-weight, excellent
balance and clarity of taste and richness, too. I like it, drank some with
Paul Cluver himself when he was last here.

3) Pinot Gris 2013 from Nelson, New Zealand, from the SEIFRIED Estate,
$19.99 a bottle, : " Apricot and almond characters with a hint of spice.
Rich and smooth with a long lingering finish. " The winery dates back to
1973 and we have been thrilled to sell them ever since Robert Whale and
Eric Platt first brought us Agnes Seifried. They are exceptional wines, all
distinct, all pure and focused and distinct and secure in their identities
as grapes from these particular areas of Nelson, New Zealand. Perfect for
this cold weather, will warm and comfort us all.

ONE Great Deal On French Sparkling:

1) Cremant De Loire Dry Brut from HENRI GRANDIN, a dry Chenin Blanc
blend On Special for $14.99 a bottle, regularly $14.99. Rich, dry, fine
complexity and yet such a lush, silky, bright and fruit-forward taste that
is immediately pleasing and so satisfying!

ONE Exceptional Arizona Red :

1) ' Lozen ' 2011, an elegant dry red blend of 35% Merlot, 32%
Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petite Verdot, with 14.2%
alcohol by volume, I really like the subtle, the fruit-forward, the cadence
and the freshness and brightness with little-or-none of the weight or the
oppressive columns of flavor that are like hitting your head on them with
no give and no entering beyond and to the center of the flavors.
I like this Lozen and it can age and improve a whole lot more : it is just
starting it's journey here, even though it is already a 2011 : buy some and
drink one a year to see where you can go together.

WEDNESDAY Weekly 3-Part Still Wine Sale:

1) BUY ANY Still/ OrNon-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!

WEEK'S TASTINGS : Wine-Dinner, Too :

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 6:30PM at Risrorante PICOLLO we have
owner and winemaker Vittorio Navacchia for an incredible dinner with the
TRE MONTI Romagna, Italian wines paired with the excellent cuisine of
Ristorante PICOLLO. Cost is $65 per person with tax and gratuity. At : 1068
31st St. NW ( Georgetown ) Washington DC, call : 202-342-7414 to make
reservations. Limited seating. Come by for a copy of the menu and see what
you will be getting. Wow, wonderful!!!

Friday, March 5th, 2015 ( 5-8PM ) : with Andrew Stover of his own
VINO50 Selections as well as Siema Imports : we will taste some Spanish
wines as well as some from both Arizona and New York and have a variety of
grapes from Chardonnay to Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc,
too. Cheers.

Saturday, March 6th, 2015 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Robert Kennedy here with
owner/ winemaker Vittorio Navacchia of his own Romagna, Italian vineyard
called TRE MONTI tasting great Albana dry and flavorful white as well as
some killer 2010 Sangiovese Romagna Superiore, too that will redefine your
already excellent relationship with the Sangiovese grape!

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, really do appreciate it, you all are the best. Come
by and see us,  TONY

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