Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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SUCH A TREAT : EARTH DAY TODAY. Just think about all that we treasure and love
about our earth and what joy and pleasure it brings us all. Amazing really. Just
yesterday I was cleaning out and bagging the leaves from the flower beds at our
home. It's sometimes back-breaking work and yet it looks so good once it is

TODAY our garden and yard at home will be breathing easier today as I cleaned,
and arranged and watered and it all is easier now for all the new growth to poke
up and out and grow up and kiss the sun's rays as often as possible.

WITH OUR FIRE PIT a lot of the fallen branches and twigs and dried wild grass,
etcetera has been burned along with firewood and warmed us as I grilled and we
sipped our wine : some of the BARBI Umbrian Italian dry rose On Special for
$8.99, and some of the ' new ' vintage JUSTIN Vineyard's red Cabernet Sauvignon
that our local rep Donna Quinn left me recently. The BARBI was so crisp and tart
and dry and flavorful : the JUSTIN was round and medium-to-light-bodied and
fruit-forward, balanced and overall quite pleasing. Nice. Thanks.

I AM MOST PROUD of our plaque that we have outside ( our daughter got it for us
and it is a treasure of mine as I love to garden and spend time outside ) that
states that we are a friendly natural habitat as we use no herbicides or
pesticides at all. Have to find other ' natural ' ways to deal with the Japanese
beetles that love the delicate , pale old-fashioned tiny pink roses that we have
thanks to my mother that gave us the plant years ago at our old home and which
we brought when we moved. Thanks Mom!

SO HAPPY EARTH DAY, enjoy it, what are you all doing to celebrate it today?

WE HAVE PLENTY of choices here for you all to celebrate Earth Day later when you
get off. Perhaps a picnic, spend time outside. if it's breezy and cold perhaps
some porter or stout or some port? We have selections of all of those.
IF IT'S RAINING LATER today on Earth Day perhaps you need something a bit more
warming as you return from a walk in the rain : some dessert wine, some bourbon
or even some good, flavorful apple cider like our local CIDERWORKS, Jefferson ,
Maryland hard apple ciders, especially the Jefferson Bottle that they make that
is aged for awhile in bourbon barrels? That will work, that will be splendid if
it's cold and drizzly later.

SO GLAD that the Boston Marathon went off well yesterday and that we have many
happy stories and stories of personal triumph to listen to, watch and learn
about this year, one year after the terrible tragedy there.

SPRING FINALLY seems to be all around us, everything is so verdant and
blossoming and shades of yellows , pinks, lavenders and greens. I love that, we
all love that, makes us all feel good to see things pushing up from the ground
and the bare brown tree limbs all now covered in the most delicate shades of
baby greens.

I AM SURE I WILL be out soon drawing in my backyard as I like to do.

ON EASTER I drove my family to the National Portrait Gallery where we went to
see the show on the book and movie called " The Monument Men " and I thought of
our customer and friend Amy that works there on all the Hollywood and film
exhibits and shows. Amy we loved what we saw as we walked towards the Monument
Men exhibit : the whole museum is quite inspiring. And to be in Washington D.C.
on a drop-dead gorgeous day and to see all the zillions of paddle boats out on
the Tidal Basin, and what looked like a whole group of enthusiastic visitors
frolicking under a group of Cheery trees, taking pictures, laughing - all pretty
wonderful. Loved the experience, the drive and the show at the National Portrait
Gallery : what a treasure that is for us all, and free. Now that's special.

YOU ALL KNOW THAT it's EARTH DAY today, right? Well, it is.

YOU MUST STOP BY today and see what we still have some of - a very little bit
of - in stock specially for you!

YES, FOR YOU, ONLY YOU ... I got the idea just now as I remembered last night's
episode of " The Voice " and where Usher said to one of the singer's that they
had to make every person listening that the song was just for them and no one
else. I like that. That's the way we should all be made to feel : special. We
are special, we know it, nice when others say it to us. Makes us smile, makes us
feel good about ourselves.

SO : Ale, Beer & Cider From Santos :


1) ' Original Sin ' Premium Hard Cider is Devilishly Delicious ( On Special
for $11.99 a 6-pack , 6% alcohol by volume, 12 Fl. Oz bottles, from Canaveral,
Florida ) : supremely crafted some tasty original sin hard cider for you all to

2) Cidre de Thierache Brut Methode Traditionelle from CLOS De La FONTAINE
HUGO ( $11.99 a 750ml bottle, Producteur Recoltant / Owner Producer , 100% pure
apple juice with no sugar added , 5% alcohol by volume ) : from Rozay sur Serre,
and brand new here, exciting.

3) Sagarnoa from TXOPINONDO ' eleve sur lie ' from the Pays-Basque, (
$10.99 a 750ml bottle, 6% alcohol by volume, Cidrerie Txopinondo, made in
Ascain, go to : www.txopinondo.com ) something really new and exciting for us!
Perfect for the spring and today, Earth Day!


1) : ' Jewbelation ' Reborn from HEBREW The Chosen One ( $13.99 a 6-pack of
12-ounce bottles, from SCHMALTZ Brewing Company , Clifton Park, NY 1 Pt. 6 Fl.
Oz bottle, go to : www.SchmaltzBrewing.com for more info ) : Born 1996, Reborn
2013 ...

2) ' Peaches ' WINDOWPANE Series Peaches Ale brewed with Natural flavor and
aged in Chardonnay Barrels ( $17.99 a 750ml bottle, from MOTHER EARTH Brewing,
Kingston, N.C. , go to : www.motherearthbrewing.com ) : " so delicate, so
smooth, so delightful, I really like how seductive and silky this taste and
flavor-profile is - a delight! Cheers.

LIQUOR - LIQUEUR From Malkit & Jagir :


1) Pecan Liqueur ' Original ' PRALINE Since 1850 ( $19.99 a 750ml bottle,
21% alcohol by volume, New Orleans, LA. ) : " PRALINES have been a New Orleans
tradition since the French first brought the candy to the Crescent City in the
18th Century. Pralines remain today the essential confection identified with the
city ... "


1) Sweet Tea Southern-Style from JEREMIAH WEED , sweet tea flavored vodka (
$   , go to : www.jeremiahweed.com for more info ) : something that has now been
popular for a long time, and it's the proper time of year now to start things
all over again!

2) Blended Scotch Whiskey Aged 12 Years from GRAND MACNISH ( $25.99 a
bottle, 40% alcohol by volume ) : I liked the finesse, the polish and the
overall elegance of this line of blended Scotch whiskeies that we will try here
on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 from 2-6PM with Vince Grande. Come taste, really
good taste and really good value, too.

3) Straight Apple Brandy from LAIRD'S ( On Special for $29.99 a 750ml
bottle, bottled in bond, from distilleries in both  Scobeyville, NJ and also
North Garden, VA., founded 1780, ) : From America's oldest family of distillers.

4) Bourbon Whiskey Special Release from BRECKENRIDGE ( $55.99 a 750ml
bottle, a handcrafted bourbon whiskey, 43% alcohol by volume ) : Made at 9600
feet with snow-melt from the Rocky Mountains, Breckenridge, Colorado. Something
special to be tasting and including on today's Earth Day!

WINE For Earth Day Today & This Week -

1) Malbec 2012 from La Rioja, Argentina from CHANARMUYO Estate, Chamas
Honnorat Family Wines ( On Special for $9.99 a bottle, 14% alcohol by volume ) :
a more earthy, complex, peppery, spicy dry red that is a steal at $10 and a fine
food wine, too : as you walk around later today and survey your domain, go to
your vegetable and herb garden, take a walk outside and in the park and back
home later in the comfort of your home. Cheers.

2) Cinsault 2012 " Barroco " Dry French red from CAMBIS ( $14.99, a
Languedoc Southwest, French wine ) : made from 100% Cinsault grapes, one of the
five grapes found in Cotes-Du-Rhone reds and in red Chateauneuf-Du-Pape. Cheers.
Hearty, robust, steely and tart and a food wine, medium-bodied, tasty.

3) Nebbiolo dry red from GABRIELLE RAUSSE , 2011 ( $21.99 a bottle, 13.8%
alcohol by volume, from Charlottesville, VA. 22902 ) : a light, delicate,
elegant, refined and delicious dry red that is perfect for this warm and how
weather when it comes - and it will, and it will be ideal for then - even now to
set the tone, set the stage, set the taste as we transition on this Earth Day
into the spring and summer months. Gabrielle also uses 100% Virginia grapes to
make his wines, he does not blend wine from other states as many do in Virginia

4) Cotes Du Provence dry delicate-shaded French rose, 2013 from the DOMAINE
DE PARIS ( $14.99 a bottle, from Brignoles, Var, France ) : Michel, Joe and I
all really liked this when we tasted it awhile back and we are delighted to have
it here now. What a refined, elegant, delicate, tasty and thrilling treat to
enjoy today on Earth Day and for the next couple of weeks. it's a winner, it's
perfect to sip and also to enjoy with many a meal.

5) ' Les Galets Dores ' Costieres de Nimes 2012 from the CHATEAU DU GRES (
$15.99 a 750ml bottle, 14% alcohol by volume ) : a dry and inviting white blend
of 40% Roussanne, 20% Grenache and 20% Vermentino - I enjoy this, and it's nice
with this slightly-cooler day today. Get some and enjoy some after work as you
prepare your meal.

6) ' Le Chant Des Griots ' Dry white French blend of Roussanne and Viognier
from CAMBIS in the Languedoc that needs a little food to really enjoy it fully.
Get some, take it up on a rooftop or a deck or balcony and enjoy! Cheerful,
zesty and engaging in it's flavors.


1) California Chardonnay ' Night Harvest ' from R.H. PHILLIPS ( $10.99 a
1.5ml bottle-size ) : we have sold the 750ml bottle size now so well for so long
and now have it for you in the magnum size, too!

2) THE Naked GRAPE California Moscato 3-liter box wine at $18.99 a box
offers value and a treat for everyone. Floral smooth, fruity, fresh and so easy
to enjoy all by itself on this day today, Earth Day, or for the rest of the
week. Once open it's good and fresh for at least a month!!



1) BUY ANY sparkling wine bottle over $20 a bottle and SAVE 15% OFF the
marked sticker price ( except for VEUVE CLICQUOT ).
2) Mix six or more bottles and save 10% OFF the marked sticker prices.
3) BUY 12 or more bottles of sparkling or still wine and SAVE 15% OFF the
marked sticker prices.
Includes Port, Sherry, Marsala, Madeira, Sake.


1) BUY ANY Still Wine over $20 a bottle and SAVE 20% OFF the marked
sticker prices.
2) BUY SIX or MORE bottles of still ( non-sparkling wine ) and SAVE 15%
OFF the marked sticker prices.
3) BUY TWELVE OR MORE non-sparkling wines and SAVE 20% OFF the marked
sticker prices.
INCLUDED are Port, Sherry, Madeira, Marsala and Sake.
MIX THINGS UP. Have fun, get more of what you want this way. spread out
your experiences, too.



TONIGHT : Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 : Come meet Pierre Marselan today that
works with Dan Terrasa od the Willima Harrison portfolio and taste some of
Pierre's fine red Bordeaux wines that include an excellent 2010 dry red Grand
Cru Saint-Emilion. There will be other dry reds from the 2009 and the 2010
vintage! JOIN US soon tonight on Earth Day : let's celebrate Earth Day and fine
French ' value ' red Bordeaux wines from excellent vintages... oh yeah, bien
sur, venez nous voir ce soir ...

Friday, April 25th, 2014 ( 5-8PM ) : Tony's ' Picks ' this week, I will do
another tasting here on Friday. I enjoyed doing the one last Friday so much that
I will look around and find the wines I would like to taste here this Friday. Be
rewarded and surprised. Cheers, ...

Saturday, April 26th, 2014 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Vince Grande here to taste
the blended Scotch whiskey I mentioned above :  GRAND MACNISH - 12 and 15
yr-old, as well as ' Inspired ' floral and fruit-forward red from California
that is a delightful blend, and some 2012 Kiwi New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that
will be great for this weekend.

JOIN US, NEVER any charge, a treat for everyone. Everyone is always welcome.

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, we appreciate all that you do for us, all your faith in
us, all your business that you choose to give us. Thanks.

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HAPPY EARTH DAY EVERYONE Enjoy some of it, stroll over here, stroll around your
yards , the park, see our earth.

OUR EARTH is changing and we have to know that and try and keep up and control
the damage we as humans do to it. But you already know that. I know.

THIS IS AN EMAIL Below I wrote and posted back on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 ...
TONY 4/22/2014

YOU MUST STOP BY now or after work on this Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 as the sun
starts to warm us back up and creep from behind the clouds of the last two days
and the cold, brrrr - too! It's nice to start warming back up and drying up as
we think about our time away from work when we can relax and recharge our worn
batteries for yet another day. It's always about balance and of course
eating-drinking well, getting plenty of sleep and getting as much out of each
and every moment as is humanly possible for each and everyone of us.

WE ALL MARCH TO THE BEAT OF A DIFFERENT DRUMMER and  so it is up to each of us
to find our own personal rhythm and balance. We can help, of course at least
with all the liquid refreshments. Ean, Ravi, Santos and Tony ( me ) are more
than ready to assist you in this most complex and daunting task of matching you
all up to a better balance and situation as we recommend those beers, liquors or
wines that may in fact really add some special to your lives.

FEEL FREE & COMFORTABLE to ask all anything. That's why we are here to assist
you with whatever situations you find yourself in from wanting to thank someone
for feeding your cat or dog while you were away with a gift of a bottle of wine,
planning a birthday, wedding, block party, school auction, or even if you are
running to raise money for breast cancer research and need a bottle or more. We
are here to help you with any situation that you find yourselves in and need
some help. Most situations are fairly easy for us to get you through as we have
done this now a million times or more. Who's counting anymore?!?

THE NICE WEATHER JUST MAKES me as I am sure it does you all feel better. Here
are some of the things that I " discovered " as I walked up and down the length
of our store. I mentioned to Ravi that he had quite a few " new " things on our
shelves and I had to put some back as there were too many to write about in just
this one email. But I will try anyway as Santos, too had quite a few " new "
beers in both cans and bottles. Ravi showed me a " new " 16-ounce can from
Budweiser/ MICHELOB that looks to be a lite beer with citrus flavors added to it
: much like the " panache " that you have in the Paris bars that are so
refreshing in warmer weather. Ravi said that we would all sample this can and
see what we think?

JAQK CELLARS Friday, May 4th, 2012 Blow-Out California Wine-Tasting of an
assortment of the JAQK CELLARS wines ( seven or eight in all? ). Join us, no
charge. It may be our biggest tasting ever with food from Firehook as well.
Please rsvp if you would like to come to : anthony.quinn@clevelandparkwines.com.
Cheers. This promises to be our biggest event ever.


1) Imperial IPA" Rampage " Brewed & Bottled by BLACK DIAMOND BREWING ( On
Special for $7.99, 1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz, Concord, CA., 9% Alcohol by volume,
www.bdbrewing.com, Twitter : bdbrewing / Facebook : Black Diamond Brewery ) : "
Up front the nose is big and assertive with aromas of candied orange, grapefruit
and pine. Biscuity malt layers balance the aggressive hops as the nectar glides
over the tongue. Lingering bitterness leaves you ready for the next satisfying
draught ".
Sounds like a great beer to take on a picnic or enjoy outside at a bar or
cafe on a busy street as you watch people pass by.

2) " Florida Lager "  from FLORIDA BEER ( we have two types here already,
as well as one cider that I will mention later ). This Florida Lager ( On
Special for $7.99 a 6-pack, Melbourne, Florida, 32901 , www.floridabeer.com )
just arrived. Santos told me about it last week and here it is already. "
Florida Lager is a tropical inspired craft lager ... a perfect blend of 2-row
and caramel malt with German Tradition and Northern Brewer hops ".

3) " Hop Ottin " IPA India Pale Ale from ANDERSON VALLEY Brewing Company (
On Special for $11.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce cans, since 1987, solar powered
brewery,  go to : avbc.com for more info, 7% alcohol  by volume , Booneville,
CA. ) is new and exciting. There seems to be a whole revolution in putting
quality beer in cans today.

4) SAHTEA Ale Brewed with Black Chai Tea & Juniper Berries from DOGFISH
HEAD ( $13.99  a 1 Pt. 9.6Fl. Oz bottle, 9% Alcohol by Volume, Milton,
Delaware,  ) : " Our Sahtea is based on the traditional 9th-century Finnish
recipe for Sahti in that we brew it with rye and juniper and heat the wort with
wood-fired rocks. We break with tradition by adding an exotic Black Chai at the
end of the boil ".


1)  Irish Hard Cider Double-Fermented Traditional, Pasturized from JOHN J.
KELLY ( On Special for $7.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, 4.6% alcohol by
volume, Melbourne, FL. 32901 ) is : " cider made from apple juice, water, sugar,
malic acid and ascorbic acid ". This will be fun for this warmer weather and you
should all try it if you are hard apple cider fans.


1) Orchard PEACH Fruit Liqueur from ROTHMAN & WINTER ( On Special for
$22.99, 24% alcohol by volume, 750ml bottle, from the DESTILLERIE PURKHART,
Steyr, Austria ,   www.alpenz.com ) : " The Oststeiermark region near our
distillery boasts a variety of peaches including the Roter Ellerstradter,
Weinberg and Haven. This liqueur combines juices from the seasonal harvest with
eaux-de-vie produced from the same fruit. Delicious with just soda water, and
stunning in whiskey or rum drinks ".


1) " Cake " from THREE OLIVES , this THREE-O ( On Special for $20.99, 35%
Alcohol by Volume, www.threeolives.com ) is : " a delicious imported English
vodka flavored with birthday cake. Enjoy Three-O Cake as a shot, on the rocks,
or in your favorite cocktail ".

2) Pig's Nose Blended Scotch Whiskey ( aged 5 years , On Special for
$29.99, from Spencerfield Farm Inverkeithing, Fife Scotland,
www.pigsnosewhisky.com ) : " The whisky's signature " smoothness " is rooted in
its specially selected Speyside, Islay and Lowland malts which have been aged in
oak casks ... produces a whisky that is truly as " soft as a Pig's Nose ". "

3) Irish Whiskey Gaois Gan Smal of COCANNON ( On Special for $24.99,
established 1883, www.ConcannonWhiskey.com ) : " a blend of 100% Irish Whiskey
mellowed in Concannon Petit Sirah wine barrels for optimal flavor and complexity
". this is distilled & matured in collaboration with COOLEY Distillery in County
Louth, Ireland. It's also new for us here in Cleveland Park.

4) Organic Whiskey Dark Oat Single Barrel  LION'S PRIDE ( Distilled from
100% Oat , $49.99, 40% alcohol by volume, also kosher, distilled and bottled by
Kovak Inc, Chicago, Illinois  ) : " Lion's Pride Organic Whiskey is the first (
legal ) whiskey distilled in Chicago since Prohibition - handcrafted in small
batches and named after the distiller's son, Lion. A single grain unfiltered
whiskey made with organic oat, the Dark Oat is aged in new charred American Oak
barrels ". This is from Barrel # 77. Enjoy.

5) EG Edinburgh Gin Produced & Bottled by SPENCERFIELD SPIRIT COMPANY in
Edinburgh , Scotland ( $39.99 , 43% alcohol by volume, Inverkeithing, Scotland,
www.edinburghgin.com ) : " Edinburgh Gin is produced in small single batch
distillations using an ancient hand beaten Scottish copper pot still. ... added
a Scottish twist with pine and milk Thistle ... premium gin, crisp with a spicy
fruit edge ". Got a Gold from SIP AWARDS.



1) 100% Sauvignon Blanc from Saint-Bris's CLOTHILDE DAVENNE, this 2010 ( On
Special for $16.99 ) is made in the Burgundy region jsut by Chablis and is the
only Sauvignon Blanc made. It's flavorful and fresh and with great mineral and
even touches of citrus. Medium-bodied, with both character and enough flavor to
stand it's own against many a well-seasoned dish. You should try it : it's fun
and offers a whole lot and there's such a fun story, too. Discover the only
Burgundy Sauvignon Blanc : from Saint Bris.

2) " V " 2011 Verdelho HERDADE DO ESPORAO ( $15.99, since 1267, 100%
Verdelho indigenous grapes ) : " This variety was planted in 2001 on our estate
on complex stony soils consisting of granite, schist and basalt... ". It's
pretty exceptional this flavorful and forward and richly-laden white that bursts
with sunshine and freshness and is great to sip all by itself or enjoy with a
meal. It will warm you even with the cold breeze and the dampness. Danielle
poured it here this past Saturday.

3)  Pinot Gris 2010 2010 from PEREGRINE in Central Otago ( On Special for
$23.99, regularly $29.99, www.peregrinewines.co.nz , 14% alcohol by volume ) is
amazingly rich and layered, textured and smooth. It really is a treat to sip
with or without a meal. It's so versatile and so pleasing all by itself. We have
been selling it for years ever since owner and wine-maker Greg Hay came to taste
us years ago when Mike Martin was here, going back to 2004 0r 2005 I believe I
will have to check my notes. We have also sold the Pinot Noir and the Riesling.
You simply must try some - it's superb, simply a delight and so appealing.

4) Vinho Verde 2011  de Portugal called ANJOS ( $8.99 ) was tasted here
this past Saturday afternoon by Danielle and see that we sold quite a bit of it.
It was perfect for this past Saturday as it was still sunny and warm and with
only 9.5% alcohol by volume and with a bot of sparkle it is a perfect
hot-weather dry white. Of course on Sunday and Monday it was cold and wet and it
would not be as ideal. But the heat and the humidity are coming and this dry ,
slightly sparkling, low-alcohol white with clear glass and a colorful and floral
label will be all the rage : especially at under $10 a bottle!

5) Sauvignon Blanc 2010 from Chile's Maipo Valley ( $17.99, 13% alcohol by
volume, www.webcodeff.cl ) by  DE MARTINO is made from organically grown
grapes.It's quite flavorful with really good mineral and acidity and is best
with food. It's not a casual sipping wine. " DE MARTINO and CODEFF together
supporting the conservation of Chilean flora and fauna ". I like this, I like it
a whole lot! Cheers e bravo.It's also available in a dry red blend that we also
carry and have on our shelves. Both are food wines, try them both.


1) Cabernet Franc - 100% -  De Saumur 2011 " La Cabriole " , mis en
bouteille a la propriete/estate-bottled ) from the CAVE DE SAUMUR, Loire valley,
France ( On Special for $10.99 ) is always a great warm-weather delight. Good
color, medium-to-light-bodied, good mineral and acidity with well-defined
accents of spice, too. This is a dry rose to enjoy with a meal as it will cut
through many food flavors and refresh your palate as you eat and drink. Great
value, too. We have had many Loire Valley dry rose Cabernet Francs and they are
usually a minimum of $5 or more a bottle.

2) Costieres De Nimes dry 2011 French rose from the CHATEAU De CAMPUGET (
$12.99, 30% Grenache Noir and 70% Syrah, www.dreyfusashby.com ), this "
Tradition de Campuget " is bone-dry with really great crisp edginess, real
mouth-puckering almost flavors that will be great when you need a steely-dry
medium-bodied rose to cut through some bolder food flavors. That's what it
tasted like a month ago, mind you when Ean and I tasted it together. It may have
softened since then and become more rounded and open and so we will have to
taste it with you all, perhaps this weekend. We will see. It used to be imported
by the Robert Kacher Selections before both parties went their own ways.

3) " Les Ligeriens " off-dry/fruity French Loire valley rose 2011 ( On
Special for $10.99 , 11% alcohol by volume, bottled by Les Vignerons des
Terroirs de la Noelle ) is one of the few fruity roses that we sell here as
there are not as many requests for this style. This is a perfect example of this
style from France's Loire valley and sure to delight.


1) 2010 Cotes Du Rhone DOMAINE De La SOLITUDE dry red blend ($16.99 ) is
fruit-forward and fresh and bright and quite delicious. I just had some down at
Lavandou a month or so ago when I dined there with my college roommate. It was
showing really well with both the lamb and the duck that we ordered.

2) Touriga Nacional an indigenous grape variety widely used in Portugal,
this 2008 GRAND' ARTE ( $16.99, 13.5% alcohol by volume, www.dfjvinhos.com )
Portuguese vinho regional Lisboa was tasted here this past Saturday by our local
rep Danielle. It's a fine food wine, meant to be enjoyed with a flavorful meal
inside or outside. It's made from 100% Touriga Nacional grapes and will give you
a good idea of what the grape tastes like.

3) Chambourcin French hybrid, this 2010 from FABBIOLI CELLARS in Virginia's
Loudoun county ( $18.99, www.fabbioliwines.com, 12% alcohol by volume ) was
planted widely back in the early 70-80's in Virginia and I am glad to see that
owner/winemaker Doug has kept this French hybrid. It's medium-to-light-bodied,
has good spice and acidity and is best with a meal that fleshes it out. As Doug
writes : " Try this with a good marinara sauce or bring it to a summer cookout
". You may also chill it slightly if you are outside. It will liven up the
flavors as well as ground and focus them. Cheers.

4) Sangiovese ( Brunello Clone , $21.99, 14.9% alcohol by volume, Paso
Robles, California ) is flavorful, hearty, rustic and needs some food to fill
out the flavors. Much like it's Italian inspiration from Tuscany this is a wine
to enjoy with food. We have sold it now for the last five years or so and done
well with it. You should try it soon as it's still a bit cooler. It's more of a
cold-weather wine, although after a grill sitting outside when the sun goes down
and sipping it with some hors d'ouevres would be very pleasing, too.


1) Gruner Veltliner Frizzante from ANTON BAUER ( $16.99, 12% alcohol by
volume, ) is from Austria's Osterreich region. It's soft and round and fresh and
lively and bright : very much like an Italian Veneto Prosecco. This is nice to
sip with or without a meal, anytime, really. It's a delight and we are very
pleased to be introducing it to you all now.

2) " Cuvee Imperiale " Clairette de Die " Tradition " ( $21.99, 7% alcohol
by volume, from France's Rhone valley, Die, Drome, France )  is an off-dry,
subtly fruity and delicate that we have sold for years now. The owner himself
has been here at least twice tasting it and we generally sell out each time we
taste it. Tastes like fragrant, silky apricots and nectarines and has mild
overtones of honeysuckle and nuts, too. It's a winner no matter how you cut it.
Try it again as if for the very first time : have childish delight and glee when
you do!


FRIDAY, April 27th, 2012 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Anne Haye our Select rep that
sells her excellent Italian and Spanish wines through Bacchus imports here to
taste a selection of her wines with you all. Maybe we can talk Anne into opening
some of the CASA E. Di MIRAFIORE Barolo 2007 when she is here? That sells for
$45.99 and is a beauty.
ALSO : Santos has two beer tastings with :
1) LONGTRAIL and also with  2) FLORIDA BEER that I mentioned above.

SATURDAY, April 28th, 2012 ( 2-6PM ) : Ean and I will open some of the
wines that we have bought this month and want to shed some light on like the
French roses that I wrote up here earlier. We will figure the wines out tomorrow
so if you want to know before you get here call either Ean or me and we will
fill you in on what we have decided.

I AM SURE THAT I HAVE FORGOTTEN SOMETHING but it's time to get this email
into you hands before you leave work and get a moment to enjoy this sunshine and
things drying out with a six pack of beer, a bottle of wine, some gin or Irish
whiskey, some sparkling wine perhaps like the Clairette de Die or the ANTON
BAUER sparkling Austrian Gruner Veltliner " ALL of which I have written of

MARK YOUR CALENDARS : THIS IS BIG : We have a JAQK CELLARS  ( seven or so wines
in all ? ) from the Sauvignon Blanc " Charmed " to the " High Roller " Cabernet
Sauvignon. ALL wines will be On Special this evening and there is no charge for
the event. We have already more than two hundred RSVP'S so be on time and
patient and work your way through our large crowd which may in fact be the
largest ever here! Cheryl the manager of Firehook Bakery is working yet again
her magic and there will be more food and wine than ever! Come discover and
support JAQK CELLARS. This will perhaps be our biggest wine-tasting of the year!
You can get some and enjoy it later for Mother's Day which is right around the
corner on Sunday, May 13th, 2012. JOIN US : This will be a fun event! Especially
if you come. Cheers. Please do email me and RSVP at :
anthony.quinn@clevelandparkwines.com so that we have idea how many people we
will have.

YOU CAN CHECK US OUT at : www.clevelandparkwines.com, on Facebook at : Cleveland
Park Wines, on Twitter at : cpwinespirits and at : chatwine.blogspot.com. Cheers
and thanks for all your support over the years. Let us know what we may do for
you? WE are always here for you.   TONY

Please visit our website below for more information, events and specials, and
our calender of wine tastings!


If you have any orders, suggestions or questions, you may e-mail us at
[2]sales@clevelandparkwine.com or call (202) 363-4265.

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