Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Anthony Quinn's Tuesday Weekly Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits' Email Of April 14th, 2015 : Enjoy, On : PERLA LA GARDA , Raya Imports, Craig Mauro, Andrea Fossi


HAPPY AUSTRIAN WINES that taste so good in the spring and the summer
months. I am copying and pasting this announcement about the the
tasting/seminar at the Austrian Embassy on Monday, April 19th, 2015 when
Klaus Wittauer and his owners-winemakers-and me - all taste with you.

Austrian Embassy Washington DC  (202) 895-6700
·               Address: 3524 International Ct Nw, Washington, DC 20008

Monday April 20, 2015     6pm to 8pm
Event goes until 9pm

RSVP to Sandy Dickerson   by   Wednesday April 15th
sandy@siemawines.com   or   703-216-3837

Tasting is free for the Trade (1 free ticket) - but we need an RSVP
And if you would like to bring your Spouse or a Friend please make a
reservation under the International Club website
you can make reservations under ICDC Members
(make reservation early as ticket prices do go up as we get closer to

(  )$55.00 - 7:15 PM General Admission for ICDC Members:
( )$65.00 - 6:30 PM VIP Admission for ICDC Members:
Event at the Austrian Embassy  - Monday April 20, 2015   -   6:30pm to 9pm
(trade 6pm)

Monday, April 20 Meet The Winemakers: Austrian Embassy Wine Tasting and
Dinner Reception. Join us as some of Austria's most prominent winemakers
present over 40 wines for a tasting at the Austrian Embassy. This is a rare
opportunity to meet and speak directly with the winemakers while sampling
some of the most exiting new wines imported to the USA today. We will pair
the wine with a dinner buffet of Austrian food for an exciting culinary
experience. The evening will conclude with tastings of delicious world
renowned Austrian Ice-wine! Space is limited so please make your
reservations now.

PASS BY AFTER this fine Austrian wine-tasting at the Austrian Embassy and
get a bottle here for your dinner so you can continue the flow that you
started with Klaus and the winemakers and owners themselves, many that we
know and that have been here before tasting with you all! Cheers.

... we have whatever you might still need here last-minute. Come by and
see us.

STOP BY and speak to me if you like single malt scotches, I need to speak
with you and share some information that I think you may be very interested
in hearing. Do it this week please, I need to find out which of you are
really nuts and passionate about single malt scotch!

IT'S NOT TOO LATE : Call or come by today and SAVE BIG WITH us here at
Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits!

TODAY'S STORE EMAIL is about the celebration of being alive and here and
in ' the now ', being present, contributing, enjoyment and feeling good
about ourselves.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS : Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 : we have our South
African winemakers / owners here from GLENELLY in Stellenbosch, and also
DeMORGENZON here from 3-6PM, so take some extra time off and join us here,
get off early from work so you can try these extraordinary wines! No
charge, everyone welcome, and all the wines On Special for this tasting
here. The DeMORGENZON wines are also from Stellenbosch. Cheers, call :
202-363-4265 for more info.

SAVE BIG EACH WEEK : 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!

SAL JUST CAME By and said : " Samplers?!? Wow, what a great idea,
twenty-five years later after the Mayflower Wine And Spirits and the first
time I am seeing these samplers, what a great idea ... ", and he picked one
up, looked at it , and smiled. Thanks Sal, we appreciate that. you
remember, so do I, after all, I did work there : one of the best
experiences ever for me that I still treasure and remember fondly.

BY THE WAY, the six-bottle wine samplers are off and starting to do well
here and we are selling this current spring assortment of two dry rose
wines, two dry red wines and two dry whites for $79.99 a 6-pack, a savings
of $15 off the marked bottle prices. Come get one and give it as a gift or
enjoy it yourselves.

CHARLES Just Came By and said : " Satva, great mattresses, look it up,
planned obsolescence " with so many of the ' new ' matresseses he
continued. His wife Pamela liked the hand-written note I gave Charles for
them. I like writing notes still, a dying art, but brings a smile to my
face each and every time that I write or see one. Cheers. Thanks Charles
for the heads-up on Satva.

Wine By Chris & Tony :

1) Chenin Blanc 2013 Fairtrade from FAIRVALLEY inW.O. Western Cape, South
Africa, $$11.99, with 13% alcohol by volume. This is smooth and bright and
crisp and a touch tart and tangy, and bracing even, and wonderful for this
spring weather of ours. It is in our 6-bottle sampler and it would have
been wonderful this weekend sitting outside and enjoying a lunch and
looking out and about as literally before your eyes the trees start to
sprout small amounts of green at their many branch tips.

2) Tannat 2012 ( great year in Serra Gaucha ) ' Intenso ' dry red from
SALTON. I enjoyed the last of it after Michael Cavanagh tasted it here this
past Friday night with you all. What was left in the bottle at the end of
Saturday night came home with me and I shared it with our neighbor and our
ILDA pool neighborhood gents, Jim and Brian that came to pick-up things for
their pool auction to raise money.

WE DONATED things and that brought a huge smile to my wife's face, and I
invited them to taste some Chilean wines DOS PASOS, ALMA, IN SITU, and also
the ' Father's Watch ' red Rhone Sonoma Coast blend from KIVEL STADT
Cellars , On Special, also in our 6-pack sampler , for $19.99 instead of
$24.99 a bottle). Both the SALTON Tannat 2012, On Special for $13.99, ...
both tasted really fine even after being open almost three days. SO : the
SALTON and the KIVEL STADT improved for me, they did not diminish in any
noticeable way, I liked them better, especially the KIVEL STADT that really
did soften and brighten and reveal more of it's inner core. What fun.

3) Zinfandel ' The Heart ' from California's Mendocino County, from IL
CUORE, $14.49, 14.1% alcohol by volume, is smooth and very fruit-forward, I
like it, medium-to-light-bodied, really nice, no need for any food, you may
sip this all by itself.

4) Fateasca Neagra 2011, DOC-CT from Husi, Romania, thi s ' Glia ' ,
$14.99, is made from this indigenous grape Fateasca Neagra, and is showing
so well now, only 5,090 bottles produced, and the flavors have matured
nicely here and the wine is showing really well. But do not take my word,
come taste it and see what you think with Razvan and Gabriella the next
Friday, April 24th, 2015 from 5-8PM here.

5) ' Clos Lojen ' 2012 from Spain's Manchuela region, this indigenous Bobal
, $16.99, 13.5% alcohol by volume, is really evolving nicely and showing a
fullness, and a ripeness , brightness that is exciting and flavorful and
balanced. This is good wine, really good wine. I like it, you all have, too
every time that our local rep Amy tasted it with you all here. It is even
further along on it's journey to complete and wonderful enlightenment,
enlightenment for all of us, too. Cheers.

6) ' The Lady of Naoussa ' NAOUSSEA, Greece, a 2008 Oynth Kthma, $16.99,
13% alcohol by volume, blew me away when I tasted it last. I loved it, I
absolutely loved it, that is why it is here for you all to discover and
enjoy it's many wonders and charms. Earthy and pithy, a spicy, rustic, with
lots of gamey flavors, nothing exactly polished or refined, more the guts
of the grapes, the brute natural strength and varnished glories and
weaknesses of this indigenous Xinomavro grape as it struggles to dig deeper
roots and survive in this Naoussa region of Greece. It succeeds, too.

TIME For BEER from Santos :

1) ' Or Xata ' Blonde Ale brewed with rice from The BRUERY , a 2015 Edition
On Special at $12.99 a bottle, in a 1 Pt. 9.4 Fl. Oz bottle, with cinnamon
and vanilla beans added , from Placentia, CA. Looks so inviting! I like the
label and packaging a lot.

2) ' Reserve Series' Raspberry Stout ' from HARDYWOOD, $10.99, a 1 Pt.
9.4Fl. Oz bottle in a 2015 release. We just got this, customers were asking
for it ( " the berries were grown by AgrBerry - cultivate a taste for life
- ", made in Richmond, Virginia by the HARDYWOOD PARK CRAFT Brewery.

3) ' Del's Shandy ' from NARRAGANSETT, refreshingly different, beer with
natural lemon flavor, a recipe from great grandmother DeLucia made the
first frozen lemonade back in Italy in 1840. That goes back quite awhile.
You need to try this, from Providence, Rhode Island : this sounds like a
great idea, especially when temperatures start to really soar as they did
yesterday and Sunday! In cans, a 6-pack, 16 Fl. Oz, with 4.7% alcohol.

4) ' District Common ' , a common style lager, a 6-pack  of 12-ounce cans,
$11.99 a 6-pack, with 5.1% alcohol,  brewed here in Washington D.C., try
with lemon chicken, local oysters and/or pork medallions. This is all
making me both hungry and thirsty, and so I am going to take my lunch break
now and return soon! Cheers.

LIQUEUR / LIQUOR From Jagir & Malkit :

1) Citronge Extra Fine Lime Liqueur , a Premium Reserve On Special for
$25.99 a 750ml bottle, from PATRON. This is really new and exciting, and '
cutting-edge ', too!

2) The Original NOCELLO Walnut Italian Liqueur from TOSCHI, $31.99 a 750ml
bottle, 24% alcohol by volume.

3) Batavia-Arrack Van Oosten , a Dutch East Indies Trading, Ltd. in Batavia
and Amsterdam, $29.99 a 750ml bottle, with 50% alcohol  by volume, ... "
From the late 17th to 19th century, in an age when ' Punch ' was a
celebration of all things then exotic - citrus, sugar, and spice , no Punch
was without a true Batavia Arrack."

4) Blended Scotch Whisky Malt Grain Whisky ASYLA : " aged in first fill
American oak casks, delicate, elegant in style, with vanilla and soft fruit
character. " says whiskymaker John Glaser. Something to taste, something to
ponder and enjoy fully. Make some time to enjoy this special whisky.

5) ' Bootlegger ' 21 New York Gin from the PROHIBITION DISTILLERY , On
Special for $32.99 a 750ml bottle, 47% alcohol by volume, ... new and very
exciting. Come get some now and be one of the first here in DC to try this
: " In Gin We Trust."


Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 ( 5-7PM ) : Taste the fine Israeli wines
of SHVO that are not kosher but wonderful , and some of the very best wines
we have here in the store. You must come and taste them and decide for
yourselves. I believe that they are ' world-class.' I really do love them.
I think we will also try the Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 from the
BOUTIQUE Winery in Israel that is, in fact kosher for Passover. What fun.
We may also taste some other ' jewels ' that we may be able to buy and sell
here soon, depending on your opinions? JOIN US, NEVER any charge.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 ( 5-7:30PM ) : We have the Spanish export
manager from ARRAYAN , Mentrida, Spain here to try thee wines : the

1) ARRAYAN Roasado 60% Merlot and 40% Syrah, 14.5% alcohol by volume,
$14.99 a bottle ...  2) the ' La Suerte De Arrayan Garnacha 2011,  On
Special for $19.99 a bottle, with 14.5% alcohol by volume, ... and the ...
3) Petite Verdot 2007 dry red grape varietal that is often blended in
small amounts into Bordeaux, $29.99, with 14% alcohol by volume, from
Mentrida. We will learn all about Mentrida.

Friday, April 17th, 2015 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Craig Mauro of
RAYAImports comeing to pour some fine ' value ' French wines of L'Oie Du
Perigord in Southwest, France like ...
1) 100% Sauvignon Blanc, a ...

2) 100% Merlot ...   and a ...

3) off-dry white Semillon-Muscadelle , $11.49 On Special. Come and see what
you all think. Cheers!

JOIN US, NEVER any charge.

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 we have Robert Kennedy back to taste some
of his fine artisinal Italian wines of :
1) PERLA DEL GARDA ' Madonna Della Scoperta ' a dry slightly-oaked Lugana
white 2010, On Special for $25.99, Lugana DOC Superiore, 13% alcohol by
volume, ...
2) Questo non e un vino tranquillo : ' Osa ' Frappato rosato from PAOLO
CALI, $26.99 a bottle. AND :
3) ' Mandragola ' Vittoria Frappato dry red, $25.99, 13% alcohol by
volume... wonderful wines, all three!

THANKS For Everything, you all are the very, very best. If you have time
FOLLOW us on Twitter at : cpwinespirits and at : wineenabler, ...    and
LIKE us on Facebook at : Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits.

CHEERS and thanks again for everything.TONY

JUST SPOKE TO BRENNAN DOWNEY and we have Andrea Fossi of Tuscany, Italy here ( we have the FOSSI Chianti on our shelves now at $11.99 for the 2013 : what fun!

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