Saturday, May 30, 2015

Go Visit And Stay In La Rochelle, France On The Atlantic Ocean With Peter & Veronique : Wonderful Place, Wonderful People, June 15th, 2015 Through The Summer!

Veronique is here now with me. She has a wonderful French maison/ Les Grands Ormes a a cote de la Rochelle au bord de la mer Atlantic en sud de Loire avec des chasmbres a louer - rooms to rent. Wonderful place. If you are interested go to : for more info. There are rooms available now Veronique tells me. She's here till the 8th of June, the rooms are available on the 15th of June. Here is Veronique to say a few words to you all in French. : " Bonjoir, venez nous voir cette ete. Les temperatures sontent plus agreables a La Rochelle pendant l'ete. " I typed this for Veronique becasue she forgot her glasses, so excuse my typos, and do go, what a grand experience. They speak English there so n'enquiete pas, do not worry, you will be taken care of. Veronique has a New England couple already coming that will assist everyone with their planning, day trips, renting of cars, bikes, and touring the area which is striking, really breath-taking, and the food - seafood is so fresh , and since Veronique has been now in the catering business for 30 years she knows her job/ metier really well and will cook four nights there sur place each week. She also is a specialist in all the towns outside of Paris here in the U.S. called Paris, so you may discuss in length Paris and all things great-French-wonderful : wow, I have to go now after all of this. Cheers! TONY 5/30/2015
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  • Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits I have my arm around Veronique that I have known now for ten or more years. What a wonderful person. Magdalena and Brandon in the picture are wonderful teachers here in Wash. D.C. from Columbia, and it is great having all three as amigos.amis and customers, too! Cheers! I need to go to La Rochele, their page here is impressive and inviting. Check it out.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 In Cleveland Park, Northwest, Washington DC, 20008 : As Seen Through The Eyes Of Anthony Quinn : Come Taste CHANARMUYO Chardonnay Tonight, 5-8PM, La Rioja, Argentina, Tomorrow Wed. 5-8PM, Spanish AlbarinosW/ Steve Oviatt, Box-Wine South African Wines On Friday,n& Mariposa Dry Spanish White Verdejo-Viura Blends!

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JOIN US in celebrating this great weather-streak of 3-days now with sun and
a breeze, baby blue skies, feeling good and relaxed, some still suffering
from allergies and other symptoms of pollen and everything flowering at
once. I am my worst enemy as i LOVE being outside and gardening and I pay
the price, even from trimming a wild and unruly holly bush out in our front
yard yesterday with my wife. Maybe I got pricked too many times, maybe I
said : " Ouch! ", and maybe I cursed once to many times and the spirit of
the holly is getting me back for that?!?

WHATEVER, I woke up with watering eyes and blowing my nose. Our customer
Michael just passed me here in front of the store and smiled when I told
him my woes. he said that the same thing had happened to him yesterday and
that today he felt better.

SO : I guess I am not going to die. The bank manager concurred and smiled,
too , saying that he could not even see any of my pain and suffering. Good
I say! Life goes one thankfully.

US/ WE / I - all celebrate, smile, smirk, feel good, feel alive. Spread
some joy, say something nice to someone, a loved one, someone you are just

COME BY here and tell us your stories of how you did this or just met
someone, or made a family member feel loved and let us pour you a taste of
a wine or something special we may may have here in reserve for just these
special and important occasions.

MAYBE WE CAN help you figure out what is especially good now in this
weather. One of our customers just put three bottles of BALTIKA beer on the
counter to pay and I said to him, smiling : " Where are the three bottles
of wine there to balance out the three bottles of beer? " He replied
quickly that it was beer weather, not wine weather. There is some truth to
what he says, just some, I still love my wine.

ENJOYED SOME sparkling Cremant de Bourgogne this weekend at home, a gift
from Jim and Elizabeth Reeves and Clotilde Davenne of a bottle of CLOTILDE
DAVENNE NV brut : it was dry and full and steely and yet rich and tasty
and, most of all, really balanced, we all really liked it, really a treat
with herb abd garlic goat's cheese and smoked salmon. There was no
complaining, just smiles and sighs of complete satisfaction last night.

ISABEL INQUIRED about the CASAL GARCIA Vinho Verde and we will have some
here the first week of June for $6.99 a bottle. Obregado Isabel, ola, ola ,
ola ole Isabel!

MADE SOME FRESH PESTO last night, too before grilling burgers on our grill.

BUT HEY,  down to business now ... as the rolling thunder recedes and the
President's Band sounds of singing and playing at Wolf Trap the music of
South Pacific dim a bit, the fireworks there in the dark, one hundred feet
away, while listening to the Steve Miller Band, ZZ Top, the Beach Boys,
Kelly Clarkson : wow, it was enthralling, magical, intimate with five
hundred others all around us ...

ALE, BEER From Santos :

1) Blonde Ale from MALKA , hand-crafted bottle-conditioned beer, a
4-pack, $16.99, for a 11.2 Fl. Oz bottle, 6.5% alcohol, ... : " Located in
the Western Galilee region of Israel, Malka ( Queen in Hebrew ) Brewery
brings you traditional bottle-conditioned Ales, using natural water from
the Ga'aton springs & carefully selected raw materials." Yes!


1) Aecht Ochlenferla Rauchbier ' Marzen ' Brauerei Heller Bamberg,
$4.99 a 1 Pint 9 Fl. Oz bottle, Germany5.2Fl Oz, the 'original '
Schlenkeria Smokebeer, ... go to : for more info ...

2) A O R " Urbock " Brauerei Heller Bamberg, $4.99 a 1 Pt, 9 Fl. Oz
bottle : " Exactly like the classic all its barley malts are smoked over
beech wood logs. Its higher smokemalt concentration and longer maturation
in the 700 year old cellars underneath Bamberg create a taste profile of
most intense smokiness beautifully balanced with deep malt sweetness."
3) Helles Ochlenferla Lagerbier , $4.99 a 1 Pt. 9 Fl. Oz bottle, from
Brauerei Heller Bamberg seit 1678, 4.3 % alcohol by volume, German , : "
Schlenkerla Helles is brewed with fine Bavarian aroma hops and lagered in
century old caves underneath the historic Schlenkerla brewery and maltings.
... "   SOUNDS like three fine brews here.

4) Dark Lager Authentic Czech beer from PRAGA , $11.99 a 6-pack of
12-ounce bottles, 4.5 Fl Oz bottles, since 1784, : " Brewed by natural
process using the best all natural ingredients. " Come try some.

LIQUEUR / LIQUOR from Jagir & Malkit :

1) The Curious Cinnamon Whiskey from JEREMIAH WEED, a delicious
libation of whiskey and spices, $19.99, 750ml bottle, 35.6% alcohol by
volume : " It's showtime people! "

2) Imported Rare Triple Orange Liqueur GRAN GALA, made with Italian
VSOP brandy, On Special for $16.99 a 750ml bottle, 40% alcohol by volume,
... it is the Italian brandy that sets this apart, and the great price,
too! Try some!!!

3) District-Made Vodka from ONE-EIGHT Distilling, hand made in
Washington D.C., 750ml bottle, 40% alcohol by volume, $33.99 a bottle,
really quite smooth, really quite nice. You all thought so when we tasted
it here recently one weekend and sold out before the tasting was over!
oops, we will order more the next time.

4) ' White ' Whiskey ROCK CREEK from ONE EIGHT, made here in
Washington DC, On Special for $32.99, again really ' new and exciting " and
just released, come get some now, be one of the very first to try this
before it becomes all the rage soon!

5) Northern Harvest Rye from Canada's CROWN ROYAL, On Special for
$31.99 a 750ml bottle, 90% Rye Mash  Whisky, 45% alcohol by volume, : "
deliciously balanced whisky, extraordinary smooth with hints of fruit,
cloves and spice." CROWN ROYAL is on a roll these days, everyone is asking
for one of the CROWN ROYAL products, love it, what a rush, what a thrill!

6) Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey from MICHTERS, a
limited release, since 1753, US 1 , 109 proof, : " After full maturation,
each individual charred white oak barrel of the US 1 Rye is bottled at its
particular strength. This Single Barrel Rye has been mellowed by our
signature filtration." WE only got three bottles, call : 202-363-4265 or
come by ASAP! Cheers.


WE have Sebastian Olalla of CHANARMUYO, Rioja, Argentina ( we sell
these wines so well and tonight I will open the Chardonnay and let you all
taste it as you get off work ) : HERE IS Sebastian to say a few words in
Spanish about his wines : "estamos muy orgullosos de tener nuestros vinos
en Cleveland Park. Ellos nos apoyan desde el comienzo y ya son amigos de
Chanarmuyo Estate Wines. Gracias Tony por su apoyo!!!" Gracias Sebastian!

COME TASTE here tonight from 5-8PM with Tony : Chanarmuyo Chardonnay ,
$9.99 a bottle!

WINE By Chris & Tony :


1) Soave dry, clean, bright, crisp and Italian white wine from
TAVERNELLO, No. 1 in Italy, On Special for $5.99 a bottle. Took this to
Wolf Trap on Sunday night and tasted it to be sure that it was still as
good as I remembered it when I tasted it with Chris a month ago? YES, it
was still as good : and WHAT A VALUE! This is a great deal for this hot
weather, come get some, enjoy outside, with or without food, it is pleasing
and easy-drinking and we are thrilled to have it here for you all. With
11.5% alcohol by volume, a real warm-weather treat.

2) Pinotgae 2013 from South Africa's Swartland, made by RIEBEEK
CELLARS, $7.99 a bottle, 14% alcohol by volume, I really enjoyed this at
Wolf Trap on Sunday with my family. I took it there chilled and with the
guacamole, the salsa dip and the fried chicken tenders it was delicious.
But hey, it was really delicious all by itself! SO : with or without a
meal, utterly delightful. A softer, mellower, brighter, and fruitier red,
with no edge, no burn, just melts on the tongue.

3) The 2013 Dry Red French Cotes Du Rhone from CHARLES THOMAS, $8.99,
13.5% alcohol by volume, ... I enjoyed this last night with my thick and
juicy and delicious hamburgers that I grilled last night on our grill out
back. It was wonderful, really lovely, and so easy to drink and enjoy all
by itself. It was juicy just like the hamburgers I grilled, a treat that I
shared with our neighbors that brought us over some of Matt's own smoked
pork done the day before that melted on the tongue. Some smoked
neighborhood pork for some fresh pesto that I had just made an hour earlier
and some dry red juicy CHARLES THOMAS Cotes Du Rhone 2013 to wash it all
down. Lovely!


MORE Fine Wines :

1) 2014 Bourgogne Aligote ( a grape variety in burgundy, France ) from
NAUDIN FERRAND is like having three or four layers of grape skin in your
mouth in a liquid form of course! It has great mouth-feel, great grip and
taste and appeal : Jim Reeves poured it here this weekend, on Friday night,
and we sold a lot and many of you really liked it! Tasty, bright, very
nice. I like it.

2) Bourgogne Blanc 2013 dry white 100% Chardonnay , from CLOTILDE
DAVENNE, $15.99, 12.5% alcohol by volume, made just outside the limits of
Chablis and tasting the same, clean and crisp and bright and wonderful,
with or without a meal. I really like this , too : it is lighter than the
Bourgogne Aligote. It sell so well because it is always ' spot-on ' in
quality, taste and value!

3) ' Radice ' dry rose Lambrusco from Italy, made by PALTRINIERI, On
Special for $17.99 a bottle, regularly $21.99, Robert Kennedy tasted this
with you all this weekend here on Saturday and it was so smooth and lovely
and velvet overtones of a lighter and more energized and a wine with
flavors that could act like wings and life you, your palate and all your
senses off the earth and make you soar and smile and feel so serene, too :
sinfully sumptuous!

4) ' Duca SanFelice ' Ciro Rosso 100% Gagliopo grapes from Calabria,
ITaly, this Classico Superiore Reserva, $20.99, has lovely overtones of a
fine French burgundy, from the Chalonaise region, so not as light and
bright, but lovely and multi-textured, not heavy : perfect red with a
slight 25-minute chill to fend-off the heat and humidity that is settling
in today here in Cleveland Park, Northwest, Washington D.C., 20008 ... oh

5) 100% Gamay grapes from 2013 , the ' H. Brac De La Perriere ' from
the Chateau De Lancie, $22.99, with 13% alcohol by volume, is a very
elegant, easy-drinking, smooth and pleasing Cru Beaujolais to enjoy now
with or without a meal from the Brouilly region of southern Burgundy, a
real treat and perfect with a 25-minute chill for this heat and humidity

6) ' Il Bianco ' DECUGNANO A.D.1212 from Italy's Umbrian region, a
2011 vintage, this is a really fine Orvieto Classico Superiore from
DECUGNANO Dei BARBI, and we have some bottles signed by owner Enzo, and
what a wonderful rich, thicker and denser, more posh, more plush and
pleasingly-perfect taste to just saturate and cleanse your weary stresses
and woes in! Wonderful, highly recommended.


1) BUY ANY $20 or more Non-Sparkling/ Still wine and SAVE 20% OFF the
sticker price.

2) BUY ANY 6 or more Non-Sparkling/ Still wines and SAVE 15% OFF the marked
sticker prices.

3) BUY ANY 12 or more Non-Sparkling / Still wines and SAVE 20% OFF the
marked sticker prices. Call if you cannot come. This also includes port,
marsala, madeira and sake. 202-363-4265.

THANKS for all your support, we appreciate it greatly!


Tuesday night, Tonight, May 26th, 2015 ... with me ( Tony ) come taste
the 2012 CHANARMUYO Estate Chardonnay, $9.99, from La Rioja, Argentina,
from the Valle de Chanarmuyo : come taste and discover this for the very
first time, a fine dry and flavorful food wine.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015  We have a Spanish Albarino Wine-Tasting
here with Harvey pouring three for you : a choice and different styles,
come an taste as they are perfect for this weather! Cheers, no charge, join

Friday, May 29th, 2015 ( 5-8PM ) : WE have Katie and Michael Cavanagh
coming to taste some of their fine selections , and I am thinking to taste
out the South African 3-liter wine-in-the-box will be a grand idea, as well
as some of the tasty dry Chilean Pinot Noir rose and maybe one or two more?
More info about this tomorrow. Cheers!

Saturday, May 30th, 2015 : Estebe will be here from 2-6PM to taste
some FABulous dry Spanish whites : 1) Gran Cardiel Rueda Vedejo - Viura,
$13.99, and the ... 2) Mariposa MANIA 2013 Rueda On Special for $12.99, and
some other wines like the sparkling dry rose Cava ROSSIGNOL De Moragas,
$16.99 ... and a fine Spanish sherry, too. NO CHARGE, JOIN US...

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, come see us, let's catch up on things! Cheers,  TONY

CALL FOR DELIVERIES : 202-363-4265. We will come and see you and make your
lives easier we hope. Cheers, thanks again,  TONY

Charles Orban Champagne, Campo Azul Spanish Wine, Don Juio Tequila, Michel Arnauld $ Fils NV Champagne, Drei Dona Romagna, Italian Dry Wine, Nolan Hale, McManis CA. Wine, Ben Glaetzer Aussie Wine Selections, Meinkland Austrian Beer & Wine, Domaine De Montmarin Viognier Cotes Du Thongue, France, Southwest, Kila Aussie Wine, Domaine De Gournier French Viognier, Heartland, Wallace Wines By Ben Glaetzer In Australia ; & More, Anthony Quinn's Tuesday Store Email Of May 24th, 2011 : Read & Enjoy! For Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits

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JOIN US TONIGHT  After Oprah's 2nd-To-Last 4PM 25th Season Finale  Show (
history-in-the-making, really stupendous ! ) W/ Wine-maker BEN GLAETZER as he
tastes his way through a selection of his wines from the HEARTLAND and the
WALLACE South Australia and Barossa Valley. This will be really a great wine
experience for you ( many of the wines will be great to enjoy thinking, too of
Oprah and her last Finale Show tomorrow - buy and serve some tonight and then )
all to take advantage of as Ben works with some interesting grape varieties
like the Dolcetto, the Lagrein, Viognier, Verdelho, Pinot Gris and Semillon
that are not the typical grapes when you think of Australia and their wines. I
like this : it's both creative-inventive and draws attention to him and his
wines and gives everyone a clear change of taste and pace in drinking Aussie
wines. The labels are clearly marked on the back and that's also a plus as it
makes it that much easier to know what you are enjoying. More labels should be
clearly marked as to give consumers the knowledge of what they are drinking at
any given point in time.

WALLACE ) thanks to Marcie Weinstein and our Epicurean reps David and now Gina.
All three have been instrumental in getting us these HEARTLAND dry red and
white blends called " Stickleback "  :  1)  Stickleback White, South Australia
2008 ( $12.49 ) is a blend of Verdelho 35%, Semillon 24%, Viognier 23% and
Pinot Gris 18% Fresh, crisp and zesty and fun, too.   2)  Stickleback Red 2008
is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon 47%, Shiraz 44%, Lagrein 5% and Dolcetto 4%. I
look forward to asking Ben why there is so little of the grapes of Dolcetto and
Lagrein in the blends? Why not more? Why not make a wine with just those two
grapes? We also sell well the WALLACE Barossa Valley Shiraz/Grenache 2008 (
$29.49). It's really a very solid and bold dry red that's best when paired with
a meal. I'd enjoy a bottle of it at the Outback Steakhouse when I go with my
family. If it was on the list or the Stickleback red blend I might think of
giving up my 220ounce Big-Bloke Fosters that I enjoy there because I can never
find a bottle on the list that I want to drink except for perhaps the CHANDON
CA. sparkling wine. Oh well, Gina and David : get them to buy these wines of
yours please!

WE ALL WILL BE MEETING Ben Glaetzer here for the first time. As far as I know
it is his first visit to Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits? Join us tonight,
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 from 5-8PM. Never any charge. ALSO : Think that
Father's Day is coming soon and that you might want to get some bottles signed
as gifts? Be proactive and take care of this as much as you can in advance.

MANY THINGS HAPPENING As Usual HERE In Cleveland Park Our Fabulous
Neighborhood. We just received more of the LA VALLE California VALUE wines :
1) a Cabernet Franc dry red for $4.99 and  2) a White Blend also for $4.99.
That's such a deal and we have already sold-out of the first drop that we
received at the beginning of the month and getting more before the end of June.
This is good : this means that you all are embracing this wine and enjoying it
a lot. One of our regular male customers mentioned this to me this past weekend
saying what would we/ he do without this excellent value?


1) OWL HOUSE WHITE, $8.99 , California white blend from the LEDGEWOOD
CREEK Winery in Suison Valley. The owner has been here now twice and I have to
say that this white bowled me over just a couple of weeks ago when he stopped
by with Sam our rep for LVDH wines. It's so inexpensive and fun and lively and
flavorful and bright and a real treat at so little money. My wife and I enjoyed
some at home this weekend. I wanted to see how it went with food as well as all
by itself before a meal? It passed on both counts with flying colors.
2) Sweet Meliss ( Alman Brothers' song? ) Sweet Red Wine by MAD WINES,
Pleasantville, New York 10570 ( $4,49 for a 1.87ml plastic bottle - carton of 4
bottles in each pack, 10% alc. by volume, is a rose with overtones of
strawberries and raspberries and perfect to drink and enjoy just about anytime.
Cut package, fun gift, easy to transport and enjoy just about anywhere!
3) CHATEAU CARMES CANTILLAC 2009 Bordeaux dry red blend ( $9.99, 70%
Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc , 13% alc. by volume ) is
part of our BIG-THEME Bordeaux-Wine-Tasting tomorrow, May 25th, 2011 from
5:30-8:30PM. Join us, no charge. Come discover 25 Bordeaux wines with us. The
2009 vintage ( as well as the 2010 ) are both exceptional years and it's true
for all the wines no matter how expensive or inexpensive. That's a good thing
because three of the wines from LVHD are under $10 a bottle.
4) Shiraz, South Australia 2008 OXFORD LANDING dry red ( $8.99 ) is nice
to have once again here in Cleveland Park. Drink some Aussie wines ( especially
some of those that cost between $10-$20 a bottle as that part of the Aussie
wine business has been hurt really badly these last two-three years and they
deserve our attention as so many of them ( like the HEARTLAND wines ) are
really very fine wines. GO AUSTRALIA! Thanks Robert Whale for starting things
for us all way back in 1985 or 1986 when for the whole year the number of cases
that came to the U.S. was five thousand or so!
5) 44 LOTE Ciarenta Cuatro Dominio Argentina Malbec, Mendoza, 2010 (
$9.99, 13% alc. by volume ) is new as of last week. I think Greg sampled this
on a Monday my day-off and so I will ask his opinion of the wine. In the
meantime it has been selling really well!
6) Viognier 2010 from the DOMAINE DE GOURNIER ( $9.99 dry white from
France ) , made by owner Maurice that comes to visit us pretty much each time
he comes to Washington D.C. and is now a dear friend here. This dry white of
Maurice's is excellent and we sell it whenever we can. It is unfortunately
often out-of-stock at the wholesaler's and so we try and get at least one wine
from Maurice here whenever we can. I took this one home this weekend and my
wife, daughter and I enjoyed a glass of it together just this past Sunday while
sitting outside on our deck with everything looking so green and verdant.

WINE VALUES At $10-$15 :

1) Viognier 2009 from the DOMAINE De MONTMARIN, Cotes De Thongue,
Southwestern, France ( $10.99, 13.5% alc. by volume ) has traditionally been
our best-selling Viognier and we are thrilled to have it back again as it, too
has been out of stock for awhile at the wholesaler level. Not any more, their
container from France is here and it is back in Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits
once again. Love it, really do.
2) Cava Spanish sparkling wine called KILA ( $10.99, 11.5% alc. by volume
) is back for the second time. It's so bright and pretty and refreshing and
perfect to combat beautifully this high humidity that is ours at least for
today. It will cut right through it and bring back the ease and the relaxation
to your features.

HEY SANTOS : What Beer's You Got For Us? :
1) Ancient Grains 100% Biodynamic ALE from Austria's MEINKLANG ( $18.99
6-pack 12 ounce bottles, 4.7% Alc. by Volume ) is here for the first time I
believe. We have sold already over the recent years the MEINKLANG wines ( Pinot
Noir is on our shelves now, " Zwerest " 2009 Blauburgunder - means Pinot Noir -
13% alc. by volume Demeter, Burgenland, Austria$16.99 - drinking beautifully
now, best with a meal ). Come try this new biodynamic beer from MEINKLAND.
2) Black Belgian-style stout beer from ALLAGASH ( $10.49, 1 pint, 9.4fl.oz
, 7.5% alc. by volume, Portland, ME 1-800-330-5385 ) is " new
and exciting " here and I still have to try it. Come check it out.
3) Daura Premium Quality Lager beer of ESTRELLA Damm ( On Special for
$7.99 a 4-pack of 12 ounce bottles, , Barcelona, Spain )
is a barley malt lager beer with less than 6ppm gluten as a result of the
brewing process which minimizes the gluten normally present in other beers.

RAVI - RAVI - RAVI : What Liquors Have You? :
1) ROOT Art In The Age ( $34.99, 750ml bottle, USDA Organic, certified
organic neutral spirits with North American herbs and pure cane sugar, 40% alc.
by volume, ) is the " unity of art, craft, design & contemplation". Made from
Birch Bark, Smoked Black Tea, Cinnamon, Wintergreen, Spearmint, Clove, Anise,
Orange, Lemon, Nutmeg, Allspice, Cardomom and pure cane sugar. Great package,
too. What fun!
2) Red Berry 5 Times Distilled French Grape vodka from CIRO ( $30.99 ) is
bran-spanking new and exciting! Go to :,,
3) Japanese Blended Whisky HIBIKI Aged 12 Years ( $66.99, 43% alc. by
volume, from SUNTORY ) is " a harmonious blend of handcrafted selected Japanese
whiskies matured in oak barrels " ,  made in Osaka, Japan. Come check it out.
Beautiful bottle for a really nice gift for Father's Day!

TONIGHT : Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 ( 5-8PM ) : We have wine-maker Ben
Glaetzer here of his Aussie wines HEARTLAND and HEARTLAND here to taste with us
and sign bottles as gifts for Father's Day. Join us, never any charge. Come
meet the man himself and enjoy this event.
WEDNESDAY, May 25th, 2011 ( 5:30-8:30PM ) Join us and bring family and
friends to our Big-Theme Bordeaux Wine-Tasting of twenty-five ( 25 ) Wines
including two sparkling wines as well as some white along with many reds. We
will have some of the great 2009 vintage for everyone to taste and evaluate as
it and the 2010 are both great vintages. Join us, never any charge.
FRIDAY, May 27th, 2011 ( 5-8PM ) : Join us when Danielle of Dionysos
Imports comes to taste a selection of her wines with us. It's always fun, it's
always a treat. You just never know what fun and exotic and special wines we
will come up with when Danielle visits. Will it be Italian or Spanish or
Argentina or Chile, France? I think Spanish and Argentina are slated for this
Friday : " new " and " value " wines for everyone.
SATURDAY, May 28th, 2011 ( 2-6PM ): Nolan of Mondo Vino Imports will be
here to taste a selection of his company's excellent wines. We may taste some
from the McMANIS CA. winery as they are so popular and sell like hotcakes here
in Cleveland Park. Join us, never any charge.

We will do instead a wine-tasting with owner and wine-maker Enrico Drei
Dona of his own winery on Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 from 5-8PM. The dinner which
was scheduled for this same day we will reschedule for Monday, June 13th, 2011.
We will get you the menu and more info ASAP. In the meantime you can always
call Kellie of Palena and reserve your seats for this extraordinary dinner with
the Emilia-Romagna wines of DREI DONA like the " Notturno " 2008 Sangiovese
$21.99, and the " Pruno " 2005 Sangiovese Superieure Reserva $45.99.
ALSO : Jed Steele or his son will be here in the store on Wednesday, June
1st. Call us about this and we will give you more information as we get it.
202-363-4265. I am hoping that who ever comes can taste wines here for an hour
or so with you all and I will let you know ASAP.

SO : It's an exciting time here and in the world now. Today is the
second-to-last day of Oprah Winfrey's show ( 25 years and going strong! Yes I
know about this show because my daughter, son and wife all love it. The latest
Lady Ga Ga album just came out, too yesterday with the song : " Baby I Was Born
This Way ", we feel so bad for all those in the United States affected by the
many tornadoes that have been sweeping through with devastation, the floods
with the Mississippi River overflowing in Memphis, etcetera, so many
developments and sudden things happening and unraveling unexpectedly. It's so
much to digest and to absorb and I think that it has been so stressful for all
of us. What to do/ where to turn/ when will the next bombshell fall on any of
us?!? So many questions. I did enjoy watching the third-to-last Oprah Winfrey
show yesterday with my family at 4 PM and watched Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise,
Beyonce Madonna, the Evencko 10-year-old girl'voice of an angel girl, John Legend and many more perform for Oprah. I was so inspired that
while it was being broadcast I sat at my computer and typed a poems based
around what was happening at the moment. You can read it at :

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with the help of Megan that has volunteered her valuable services to assist us
in this. They should start momentarily and if you want to receive them you have
our address now. We have been twittering now for four months or so I believe.
Check it out and let us know what you think.

I KNOW I HAVE FORGOTTEN MANY THINGS and I am sorry for that, especially if I
told you that I would be writing about something and did not remember or do it.
Sorry. I try and have a representation of our week's activities and I hope that
you like the diversity and the scope of what we cover. Let us/ me know. I will
be happy to entertain any of your thoughts as this is always a collaborative
effort. We are here only because of you and appreciate greatly all of your
support and trust and faith in what we do. We strive to always do it better.

HOW MANY OF YOU are doing and Oprah Winfrey party tomorrow? Taking off of work
and gathering around you tv's at 4PM? Come on by and buy some wines,beers,
liquor - whatever for that. We have everything here to help you enjoy tomorrow
and watch the last hour of Oprah's 25th extraordinary spree-years on national
television. What an amazing feat, and such an inspiration to so many from all
those people here and abroad that she has touched with shows on so many things
... and the positive spin she has put on being a woman and being able to do
whatever they dream/ want. I'm blown away even though I did not watch the show
religiously like the rest of my family. I still gleaned many valuable thoughts
and insights from watching when I did. Thank you Oprah, merci, gracia, prego,
and more. Will you be drinking champagne of tequila tomorrow Oprah? We have
some Crystal and Dom Perignon to celebrate with as well as some of the
excellent Claude Thibaut 2006 Virginia Monticello sparkling wine ( $41.99 ) as
well as some great dry rose champagnes from BOISEL , Epernay, France, NV Brut (
$60.99 ), CHARLES ORBAN , Troissy, Champagne NV Brut, $46.99 , and the MICHEL
ARNOULD & FILS NV Brut( Verzenay, $49.99 ) as well as many other rose
sparkling that are less expensive ... and a whole selection of dry
still/non-sparkling roses, too from around the world!  For tequila we have a
whole selection as well as the CAMPO AZUL Anejo $28.99 and the DON JULIO Anejo
On Special @ $51.99. You do know that Oprah loves both tequila and champagne,
right? CELEBRATE, celebrate and celebrate some more. This is history in the
making and really special history, too that resounds of truth and many great
things as well. Cheers, and come tonight after the Oprah show to celebrate some
more with Ben Glaetzer from 5-8PM. He's got some really good Aussie Pinot
Grigio that would also be great to enjoy tomorrow for the last Oprah show.

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our calender of wine tastings!


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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Winemaker @ CHATEAU MONTELENA Winery, Matthew Crafton Visist Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits On Wednesday Afternoon With Steven Schattman, May 20th, 2015 And Tastes Current Vintages Of The Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, And Both A 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon & The op Of The Line 2011 Cabernet Sauvinon, Too! Marvelous : Balanced, Honest Expressions , Very Drinkabe & Enjoyable Wines To Pair Well Wit Most Meal And Also Sip Before!

Winemaker MatthewCrafton of CHATEAU MONTELENA visits with Steven Schattman of Touton to taste the exciting ' new ' Sauvignon Blanc, the classic leaner Chardonnay, lighter-brighter, not as big, much more pleasing, and the Primitivo-clone Zinfandel that is so Italian in taste, kighter-more muscle and sinew and airy brawn - I liked it, and the classic Cabernet Sauvignons, a 2011 and a 2012 : I liked everything, and am delighted that the Chard and the 2012 Cab. Sauv. come in magnums, too : love it all, love that Matthew comes originally from Richmond, Virginia, like their small-family phylosopht, taht they do things becasue it is right and not just corporate-profitable : bravo Chateau Montelena and Matthew Crafton : you are the best, the cream-of-the-crop, le top-niveau, ... cheers! TONY 5/20/2015

Photo abaove with Theresa Morrison. What a great moment to share with those lucky enough to have visited our store at the time like Dwight that was nice enough to take these photos - thanks so much Dwight, Chris, John Peters, Theresa Morrison, Nancy Corsiglia ( that had been there and could tell Matthew quickly her experiences there, favorable ), Steven Our Uptown Eye Doctor across Connecticut Avenue, Andrew Webber, and more ... what fun, so serendipitous, so special!

Winemaker Matthew Crafton at CHATEAU MONTELENA In Napa Valley for 7 years wrote to me today, Wednesday afternoon, May 20th, 2015 just before leaving : " Don't change .... pleas. " Now that means a whole lot to me. Thank you for that Matthew for that. I wo't change, too young for that now! I really enjoyed trying all your wines here today, what a grand treat, it was very special for me. I liked all the wines, I liked the style, the honesty, their unique character and not trying more than they can be from the growing conditions, the soil and the age of the vines and being wines that I would indeed enjoy drinking myself. Nice.I liked hearing the phylosophy behind them, that the Zinfandel was a labor-of-love to make and certainly not the most profitable, and yet because you all believe you do it anyway : LOVED that! Also loved hearing the small bit about Virginia and the winery that Dave Mathew's mother owns and where I believe you said you know the winemaker, at BLENHEIM? Nice. Do you also know Brad McCarthey? Cheers, let's stay in touch. I would like that. TONY 5/20/2015 Come back again anytime : you are always welcome,

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Anthony Quinn's Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits' Tuesday Weekly Store Email , May 19th, 2010 : On John Forrest Of The FORREST Winery In New Zealand, Drinking MARTEL'S Cordon Bleu French Cognac, Meeting Melanie Ehrhardt Of Palm Bay Imports, & More!

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If you cannot stop by Call :202-363-4265 ; We'll deliver ALWAYS! Take
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you Locally in DC : cheers!

WE are getting ready for this long weekend of remembering, celebrating,
honoring and also getting ready for summer , the beach, the mountains,
traveling overseas, whatever escape we can plan and execute to find some
relief from the heat and the humidity and the street of life and work. WE
can help you achieve some or part of these plans and goals.

I AM especially blessed and lucky just now to be eying and slowly sipping
this rich amber-colored liquid from France called cognac, called " Cordon
Bleu ", called MARTEL. Yes, all true, come and see for yourselves, what a
lucky treat.

OUR LOCAL REP from Washington Wholesalers spoke about JACOB'S CREEK and a
wine collaboration with another winery and whether he could come and taste
me on it this next Tuesday? I said : " Yes, between 3-4PM." AS he was
packing his bag he asked me if I wanted to try some MARTEL " Cordon Bleu? "
I said : " Sure. " It took me a moment to catch my senses and to put it all
together. Looking at the bottle brought it all rushing back to me and I
smiled inwardly, the smile, like the " Codon Bleu " slowly working it's way
outward as I realize and as the silkiness of this amber works it's magic

AND WHAT MAGIC it is, I love the caramel overtones, warm and comforting and
lilting and rich and bright and , si, oui, just right, juste ce qu'il faut
maintenant! Lovely, a real-vrai treat for me to nurse my agitated throat
that has valiantly fought against the recent pollen everywhere!

AND YOU CAN HAVE all this for a measly $155.99, the taste will replace your
immediate reaction of " ouch! " , with a broad smile and a big " wow!"

MY LIFE is hard I was getting ready to type with a smile on my face as I
put a cork in an open bottle of CHATEAU SAINT-VALERY Saint-Emilion 2012 (
so open and fruit-forward, balanced , and really well-priced, tastes good
almost immediately, very round and smooth and pure and bright ), $16.99 a
bottle I believe?

WE WILL HAVE some by the end of this week when Jim Reeves comes to taste
French wines here on Saturday with you all from 2-6PM, mostly red and white
burgundy that includes two fine Cru Beaujolais of Brouilly 2013 " H.
Brac-de-la-Perriere" , $22.99, and the ' new kid-on-the-block ' that owner
Eric introduced here with you all, his Saint-Amour  ' Les Grands Vents ",
2013, $22.99. With a slight chill, lovely both. Our tastings are free, no
charge, bring family and friends, make it special.

BUT HEY, SANTOS JUST CAME BACK from vacation and brought me a gift that I
want to share with you all this evening to welcome him back. I have missed
him. It's a white he bought in El Salvador, a French white from B & G
Imports. SO : ask me for a taste along with the Saint-Emilion tonight when
you come by after work.

SPEAKING OF SANTOS now, here are some beer selections from him :

1) " Belgique DU NOIRE " 2014 bottle-conditioned ale from OVERSHORES
Connecticut, USA, $16.99, 1 Pt. 9.4 Fl Oz bottles, East Haven, Conn., : " A
rich and seductive Belgian Style Imperial Stout. ... Pair with chocolate,
orange, dates, nuts, balsamic reduction, roast vegetables, duck, lamb."
Makes me hungry just to type all of this, I love it! Cheers.

2) ' Palate Wrecker ' Imperial India Pale Ale from GREEN FLASH ( Hop
Forward & Aggressive ), On Special for $8.99 a1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz bottle with
9.5% alcohol by volume, : " Weighing in at six pounds of hops per barrel,
Palate Wrecker stands up to the happiest heavyweights in the ring. A
complex double-brewing process of mashing and sparging ... " New term for
me : sparging" ...

3) Imperial American Bock Lager aged in Bourbon barrels " Bock Bock "
from SCHMALTZ Brewing Company, On Special for $13.99 a 1Pt 6Fl. Oz bottle,
with 9.2% alcohol by volume, CliftonPark, NY, .... HEBREW, The Chosen Beer.
Try some, see what you think?

4) Double Chocolate Stout , stout brewed with natural flavor, from
ROGUE < $16.99 a 1 Pt. 9.4Fl. Oz bottle, Newport, OR, brewed with no
chemicals, preservatives or additives : wow, I like the sound of this, like
the taste, too. With 9% alcohol by volume.

LIQUEUR/ LIQUOR From Malkit & Jagir :

1) Ginger All Natural Infused with Ginger Root, for a warm, spicy
finish, from STIRRINGS, Liqueur On Special for $19.99 for a 750ml bottle,
... : " exotically lush aroma, and sweet- spicy flavor of fresh-grated
ginger ... "

2) The King's Ginger, " emphatically ginger liqueur was specifically
formulated Berry Bros in 1903 for King Edward VII ... ", $42.99 a 750ml
bottle, 41% alcohol by volume : a class-act! Glad to have it on our

3) Amaro Fratelli Ramazzotti Casa Fondata Nel 1815 ' Milano ' ,
$22.99, with 30% alcohol by volume. This is a fine staple of ours and we
are thrilled to have it back on our shelves as it shifted from one
wholesale house to another. Phew! Graham, we are ready for your next visit.


1) Rhum Agricole NEISSON from Martinique Reserve Special, a one liter
bottle ( that's more in the bottle for all ) from Thiebert-Carbet, On
Special $68.99, 42% alcohol by volume, ... lovely color, a great golden
color, I say " YES!

NEWS FLASH : Patricio of Palm Bay recommended that Melanie come here today
to see me, and in her bag-of-tricks she had three wines and one ' new '
French whisky called ' Bastille " , all four of which I have just tasted. I
told Melanie that the SELLA & MOSCA Sardinian Vermentino white, 2013,
$14.99 , is lovely and she will bring the Cannanau red to taste, as well
never have enough fine Sardinian wine. I also tasted the dry French rose
from Marselles from JEAN-LUC COLOMBO that I met years ago, and I told
Melanie I could use some of the white Cotes du Rhone now, maybe the rose,
too ... and we also trued the MONTGRAS XX 2012 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and
15% Carmenere , that was, unfortunately slightly-corked, and yet the
flavors were rich and opulent and cradling, I want to try another bottle,
$14.99, what fun. Now for Bastille Day in July we just have to finish our
plans for a tasting here with Melanie. Thanks Patrizio and Melanie.

WINE : From Chris & Tony :

1) Italian 100% Barbera dry 2014 rose from TATI, a paler, more
rose-lighter-salmon color, DELIGHTFUL balance, flavor and taste for only
$8.99 a bottle! Nice.
2) 2013 off-dry red CASTILLO Del CONDE from Valencia, $9.99, that has
more flavor and taste, more nuances, a delightful charming, appealing taste
where the flavors keep revealing other elements that they conceal
sometimes, reveal others. Chill slightly, nice for this heat and humidity!
3) Dry Greek Rose blend of Xinomavro and Moschomavro grapes, this '
DioFili ' from the SIATISTA Winery in Siatista, Greece, is a delicate color
of rose-salmon, $12.99, and drinks beautifully and is charming - engaging!
Sotiris Bafitis had it open here this past Saturday, it was a big hit, each
year it is, come get some!
4) 2012 Portuguese dry red from the Duoro region, called " Tons "
Duorum, $13.49 a bottle, a fruit-forward, more modern and brighter dry
blend of three of the many grapes that make up a port : 1) 50% Touriga
Nacional, 2) 30% Touriga Franca and ... 3) 20% Tinta Roriz. It showed
beautifully when I poured it here this Friday evening, and we sold a lot,
even some on Saturday when I tasted the last of it to our customers! Thanks
Jody, great suggestion.
5) Ginzo Premium Japanese sake " Well Of Wisdom " from TOZAI, $14.99
for a 300ml bottle, with 14.9% alcohol by volume. Contains no sulfites and
is gluten-free ; lovely taste that is rich, with anise accents, and a long
finish, too. Beautiful Cobalt Blue bottle as well. What is not to
like?!?    6) Gruner Veltliner from Carnuntum, Austria, from NETZL, $15.49
a bottle, this classic 2014 has green apples, lemon zest, is full and
refreshing, and lovely accents of pepper on the palate, too! It is a
trocken/dry bottle to enjoy even with all this heat and humidity, chill - a
great summer food wine as well.
6) 2013  dry 100% Assyrtiko

BREAKING KIWI NEWS : Owner John Forrest here from FORREST WINES to say a
few words : " always love to come and see Tony, best wines in town! Thanks


Friday, May 22nd, 2015 ( 5-8PM ) : WE have Robert Kennedy pouring his
wonderful selections from Italy : all small producers, family-owned, the
very best! Some sparkling and some non-sparkling wines!

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Jim Reeves , mentioned
above coming to taste his fine wines with you all : Beajolais Cru wines,
other red and white burgundy wines, too!


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THANKS for all your support, we appreciate it greatly!  TONY

Anthony Quinn Store Email Of Tuesday May 21st, 2013 For CP Wine & Spirits On : Chanarmuyo Argentina Wine, Bulgariana Bulgarian Wines, Marques De Zenette Valencia Spanish Wines, Durin Ligurian Italian Wines, Domaine Pelaquie Tavel 2012 Rose, Gaia Wines, Koutsi, Nemea, Agiorgitiko Greek Indigenous Red, Plymouth Sloe Gin, Pow-Wow Botanical Rye Straight Whiskey, Stella Artois " Cidre", Tanteo 100% De Agave Tequila Blanco Jalapeno, & Much More : Read On!

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THE HUMIDITY is here to bother us now from time to time. We always think we are
ready for it but it always catches us off-guard and we are here to help you
navigate through and around it as best as you all can on your own terms. We have
lots of suggestions for you on this, from cool and refreshing apple and pear
ciders to a special Jalapeno 100% Agave tequila to some refreshing ale with
Raspberry puree, some chocolate liqueur, some Lucky 13 red ale, some Sloe Gin,
some Goldwasser liqueur with actual gold flakes settled nicely at the bottom of
the bottle, and many still and sparkling wines, as well as many dry roses.
SOMETHING for pretty much EVERYONE!

THE RECENT PAST TORNADOES that have devastated certain area, including the one
yesterday afternoon that has leveled two elementary schools is so tragic and
getting up to watch more of this this morning with my wife on the Today Show
with Al and Matt and the NBC 4 Morning News team was especially hard for us. Out
prayers and our sympathies go out to all of them now in their time of need. It's
hard to hear someone say that such devastation is so complete. The young lady
that had helped with her husband look for survivors remarked that ten minutes
before the tornado hit ground there that everything looked fine and that the sky
was blue ...

WE ALSO READ THIS MORNING that Ray Manzareck the keyboard player for the DOORS
sixties singing rock band just passed away in Germany. My wife showed me the
article and I read it completely. Ray was an amazing musician as were both John
on drums and Robbie on guitar. Ray had to make his Hammond organ sound like a
bass guitar and he did it, too. Jim Morrison the singer that dies so
unexpectedly at the tender age of 27 years of age is the best-remembered of the
four. Ray's last quote in the article said basically that it was always about
Jim, all the conversation, always about Jim! Yet for me it was always about the
four of them ; these four guys in the band. As Ray put it, about the music. I
agree : it took all four of them to create the sound that they are still famous
for in songs like : " Light My Fire " that they sang on the Ed Sullivan show and
were banned from ever returning once that Jim Morrison refused to modify his
lyrics and sang them as they were intended. Remember?

SO : just like the music of the DOORS where all four players were important, so
it's the same with all these wonderful products that I will now mention here.
Music is an art form just as are so many fine beverages where multiple elements
all have to pull their own weight to be the success that they in many cases
ultimately are. Bear with me as I use this in continuing today's store email to
you all, to tie it all together : to flesh it out, give it life, purpose and
make it interesting, too.

BUT BEFORE I DO THIS I want to say that I received a very nice " Thank You "
from Joy Sterling of the famous California IRON HORSE Vineyards that makes both
fabulous sparkling as well as still wines using the Chardonnay and the Pinot
Noir grapes. I wrote on the IRON HORSE Facebook page and " liked " them as  we
have sold a whole selection of their sparkling wines over the years including
the one that both draws attention to ? and gives back to the ocean called :

" I Am Giving / I Am The Ocean ".

THE RELATIONSHIP we / I have with IRON HORSE is long and strong and includes
many individuals and stories from Tim Gural our old Field Sales Manager of
Washington Wholesale The Charmer Sunbelt Group to Claude Thibaut that made the
very first IRON HORSE " Wedding Cuvee " for Joy Sterling , one of the owners of
IRON HORSE Vineyards. We sell Claude Thibaut's current Virginia sparkling wines
here, a NV Brut for $30.99 and a Vintage 2008 for $31.99 : BOTH are FABulous!
And we sold the : " I Am Giving / I Am The Ocean ", as well as tasted all four
that we had from IRON HORSE here two Decembers ago ( 2011 I believe ) with the
help of Tim Gural that was so good at promoting them here to us. Thanks Tim.

AND NOW I realize with our good customers Ed and Jinny and another " more recent
" good customer Barton Seaver that is a talented and successful
sustainable-ingredients cooking chef  that he helped with Joy Sterling make and
promote the IRON HORSE : :  " I Am Giving / I Am The Ocean " - Barton bought our
last bottle last year in 2012  that we sold here : and Ed & Jinny are serving
the " Wedding Cuvee " soon : SMALL WORLD that comes together and connects in
such marvelous ways. I love it. I have called Roberta and am checking to see if
we can get any more of the : " I Am Giving ... " to sell here? I also want to
taste with Michel the current vintages of the IRON HORSE before I get to , I
hope, finally meet Joy for the very first time soon. Maybe Roberta can come and
taste us, or perhaps Joy you can taste us? All sounds so promising. Cheers.

WHAT I LOVED about the IRON HORSE : " I Am Giving ? I Am The Ocean " : polish,
finesse, elegance, subtle, almost gravity-defying : a wonder and a treat to hold
and cradle in my mouth as I sipped and enjoyed it. It was vintage-dated and I
believe it was a 2008? Cheers. Thanks Barton for helping to bring this all back
to me with the help, too of Ed and Jinny : the harmony of the universe, of the
ocean, like the harmony of four musicians playing together to create a wonderful
experience where every part mattered/ matters.

WEYERBACHER Riserva Ale with Raspberry Puree added and Aged in Oak Barrels,
$17.99, a 2012 vintage, 1 Pt. 9.4 Fl. Oz bottle, from Easton Pennsylvania, ). This just sounds like it would be great now to sip and
enjoy and relax. I guess that Ray Manzareck would be the Oak Barrels used here.
Go to their page or to our Facebook page to see these pictures of the oak
barrels used, as well as the beautiful color of this ale. Cheers.

LAGUNITAS " Lucky 13 " Mondo Large Red Ale ( On Special for $6.99 a 1 Pt. 6 Fl.
Oz bottle, 8.6% alcohol by volume, from LAGUNITA Brewing Co. in Petalume,
California,  ) : Ray Manzareck would be : " ... the Noble Brewer of the planet's
only legal Steam Beer ... ". and Robbie of the DOORS might be :  " ... Oregon's
Rebel Brewer from Newport ... ". It always takes a team, and everyone's
influence is felt by the others daily. Fun.

VAN GOGH Amsterdam Chocolate Liqueur from The HEART of Amsterdam, imported from
Holland ( On Special now for $13.99 - very limited availability, 30 Proof, 15%
alcohol by volume, distilled in Schiedam, Holland ) : this would be the Jim
Morrison while the VAN GOGH Dutch Chocolate Vodka would be the Ray Manzareck -
as the two would be mixed together, are mixed together to make a very special

TANTEO 100% De Agave Tequila Blanco  Jalapeno ( $45.99 a 750ml bottle,  infused
with natural Jalapeno, 40% Alcohol by volume, 07477 Tan 7-06-12 J12 ) : I believe that in this recipe - there are many here to
consider : Pitcher of Jalapeno Margaritas :  12 Oz I TANTEO Jalapeno Tequila, 6
Oz. I Fresh Lime Juice, 4 Oz I Agave Nectar, combine in a pitcher with ice and
stir well and pour into ice-filled rocks glasses ( salted rim optional ), and
garnish with lime wedges. Here Ray Manzareck would be the Jalapeno Tequila,
Robbie would be the fresh lime juice, Jim would be the Agave Nectar and John the
drummer would be the ice cubes! All fun. cheers. All necessary.

STELLA ARTOIS " Cidre "/ Cider  made with Hand-Picked Apples ( $7.99 a 4-pack of
12-ounce bottles, 4.5% alcohol by volume,
Baldwinsville, NY ) : new and exciting! I guess that in this case that Ray
Manzareck would be the original beer from Europe as he was in Germany when he
died?! Hard to say, and yet this Hand-Picked-Cider could not have been made
without it's glorious past and glorious beers that all started in Europe so many
wonderful moons ago!

LIQUEUR DANZIG " Goldwasser " Der Lachs " 22 Karat " ( $29.99 a 750ml bottle,
from the Distillery Der Lachs, since 1598, Norten-HardenbergGermany, ) : " The Original Danziger Goldwasser was invented by the
legendary pharmacist Ambrosien Vermullen in 1598.  ... owes its reputation to
the infusion of 22 karat gold flakes and its bitter sweet taste experience ". I
guess that Ray Manzareck of the DOORS would be the Bittersweet taste referred to
hear?! Jim Morrison clearly would have been the 22 karat gold flakes! All good
fun : all essential in the final product, not one more important than the other,
though it is easy to forget this. Try not to.

YOU GET THE IDEA : it's all about team work and that's so often what produces
the greatest success stories.

BEER From Santos :

1) Gouden CAROLUS Cuvee Van De Keizer Jaargang 2011( On Special for $8.99 a
4-pack , 11.2Fl. Oz, 10% alcohol by volume, Mechelen, Belgium,
) : brewed by Brewery Het Anker, one of the oldest breweries in Belgium. ...
it's a blond ale of top fermentation that illustrates  the subtle balance
between  the different natural ingredients. It's pretty wonderful, pretty
special, love the bright golden color, love even more it's incredible balance
and full taste. A treat!

2)  2012 " Dragon's Milk " Ale Aged In Oak Barrels from The HIGH GRAVITY
SERIES of NEW HOLLAND Brewing ( On Special for $9.99 a 23 Plato, 10% alcohol by
volume, ) : " A barrel-aged stout with roasty malt
character intermingled with deep vanilla tones, all dancing in an oak bath.
Pairings : red meat, smoked foods, balsamic, rich cheese and dark chocolate ".


1) PLYMOUTH Sloe Gin from COATES & COMPANY ( On Special for $38.99 a 750ml
bottle, 26% alcohol by volume, , English ) : " A truly
traditionalEnglish Sloe Gin, made from a recipe in 1883. It's intensity and
richness is the result of using high strength Plymouth gin which extracts the
maximum flavour from the Sloe berries ".

2) POW-WOW Botanical Rye Straight Rye Whiskey Infused with Botanicals ( On
Special for $41.99 a 750ml bottle, 45% alcohol by volume, 90 Proof,, rye whiskey aged over 2 years ). Check this out.

3) MOON MOUNTAIN Wild Raspberry Flavored-Vodka ( $21.99 a 750ml bottle,
traditional  copper pot-distilled , 35% alcohol by volume, ORGANIC, contains
elderberry extract, , Lawrenceburg, IN ) ; new and
exciting and different! Cheers.

WINE From Michel & TONY :

4 Dry Rose Wines :

1) Alexander Valley Vineyards Dry Rose of Sangiovese, Sonoma County (
$14.99 , 13.2% alcohol by volume, since 1962, estate grown and bottled, Wetzel
Family, ) : always a hot-weather favorite, very refreshing and

2) 14-18h 2011 GAIA Wines, Koutsi, Nemea, dry dark-deep-colored rose made
from the indigenous Agiorgitiko grape in the Peleponnisos region of Greek,
$16.99, 13% alcohol by volume, ) : a very fine wine when you grill or
well-season your food. Delicious.

3) 2012 Domaine de la Solitude Cotes Du Rhone dry French Rhone rose (
$18.99, 12.5% alcohol by volume, Pierre Lancon, proprietor , ) : a fine medium-to-light-bodied red to enjoy with
food. Will make you hungry and searching for something to munch on after the
third sip. Cheers. beautiful salmon color. That's worth the price of admission
all by itself - the color - everything else is extra and a bonus!

4) Domaine Pelaquie Tavel 2012 dry rose from the southern Rhone valley in
France ( #20.99, 14% alcohol by volume , a dry blend of 60% Grenache and 30%
Cinsault ) : a dark and deep color, this dry rose from the town of Tavel is very
famous and a great rose to enjoy with a more flavorful meal. What a treat!

TWO LIGURIAN Italian Wines :

1) DURIN dry white   100% Vermentino indigenous grape variety from Riviera
Liugure di Ponente , 2011 ( $16.99, 13% alcohol by volume , ) : amazing
character, brightness, freshness and appeal! A JOY to drink , especially with
this heat and humidity, and a value for the wines of Luguria!

2) DURIN  2009 Granaccia indigenous red from the Colli Savonesi ( $18.99,
14% alcohol by volume ) : a medium-to-light-bodied red that should be chilled
slightly as it has some nice pepper and spice qualities that become energized
and also collected better with the cold and thus more refreshing. A very nice
hot-weather red for the humidity, too : so distinct, so much it's very own
flavor and taste. best with food to flesh it out some more.


1) MARQUES De ZENETE Gran Reserva 2005 Spanish Tempranillo red blend from
Valencia, Spain On Special for $13.99, 14% alcohol by volume, AN INSANELY GREAT

2) " Cuvee Constance " 2008 Cotes Du Roussillon Villages dry southern
French red ( $15.99, 15% alcohol by volume ) from Thunevin-Calvet : flavorful,
round and nice with meals fresh off your grill. Chill slightly twenty-thirty
minutes and enjoy with that good taste of grilled meats and vegetables!


1) BUY ANY $20 or more  Non-Sparkling/ Still wine and SAVE 20% OFF the marked
sticker price.
2) BUY ANY 6 or more Non-Sparkling/ Still wines and SAVE 15% OFF the marked
sticker prices.
3) BUY ANY 12 or more Non-Sparkling / Still wines and SAVE 20% OFF the
marked sticker prices. Call if you cannot come. This also includes port, sherry,
marsala, madeira and sake.  202-363-4265.


Friday, May 24th, 2013 ( 5-8PM ) : Come by and meet Ruben as he pours his
fine selection of the BULGARIANA Bulgarian dry reds and whites. Fine wines,
great values : fine food wines : all dry.

Saturday, May 25th, 2013 ( 2-6PM ) : Come and taste with owner Estebe of
his Tradewinds Specialty Imports selections of fine still and sparkling wines
from Spain and Argentina, also his fine Spanish sherries. We will certainly
taste his OUTSTANDING Syrah 2011 dry red from Argentina's La Rioja region from
the CHANARMUYO Estate, the Chamas Honnorat Family wines for only $10.99 : WHAT A
GRAND WINE, what a GREAT DEAL, too! Love it, with a meal, perfect!!!!!!!!

MET OWNER and WINEMAKER Ron Coleman of his TAMARACK CELLARS Walla Walla,
Washington State wines ( tried 3 with Jeremy earlier today: a Chardonnay, A
fireman's dry red blend 2010 and a dry 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon that is young and
needs a meal : liked them all ). We need the Chardonnay, I liked very much the
brightness, roundness and softness of the dry red blend. Treats all of them. Ron
and Jeremy and I spoke of the passing of Ray Manzareck of the DOORS, we spoke of
1967, we spoke of " Light My Fire ", and " Break on Through ", we spoke of the
Grateful Dead and their song " Truckin'  ", and " what a  long, strange  trip
it's been ... " with many more still to come, which included for Ron today
seeing the pandas at our National Zoo just two blocks away. he even took a
picture. He asked me : " And you know what we talked about ?!? " , and I said "
yes " but turned out I was wrong when Ron immediately responded/ answered : "
Bamboo, of course! " with a big grin and smile! Sounds about right to me.
Tomorrow Michel will taste these wines. We've sold them before. We never have
too many fine wines from Washington State here : the more the merrier Ron.
Cheers. Take care.

LET US KNOW WHAT we may do better for you all?   TONY

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Monday, May 18, 2015

New Images BRUGAL 1888 Dominican Republic Rums Tasted Recently The Final Chapter! I Tasted These All At Cleveland Park Wine And Spirits in Northwest, Washington D.C., 20008 : What A Wonderful Treat!

This is the second part of a blog I already posted from this same visit. Here I talk about the rest of the BRUGAL rums. Enjoy, what a great, unexpected experience this was for me! I am glad to have had it, glad to have documented it here with these photos that tell their own stories, and that speak volumes in taste and experience and flavors that are all their owm , distinct, subtle, lovely, and quite memorable, too : just depends on your own unique palate to which one you will all like the most.

It also depends on the time, the specific moment, how you are feeling, the temperature, whether you are inside or out, and whom you are with at the time. It all impacts on how we each respond to these various flavors and styles. Cheers,  Anthony  ( TONY )  Quinn   5/18/2015   here now at home in northern Virginia on May 1th, 2015. Enjoy!

Can't Wait To Discover Again The Joys Of THE TALIJANCICH Pedro Ximenez 1965, From Swan Valley, Just South Of Perthe, Australia, A Gift To Lynne Visiting On 10/2/08 By Owner James Talijancich

What an incredible Experience this was, a serendipitous one that I pretty much insisted happen as it would probably be my-our only chance to ever taste and visit with James alijancich of TALIJANCICH Sticky Aussie wines!  Anthony  ( TONY )  Quinn   Monday night, May 18th, 2015 here at home now in northern Virginia looking at this bottle to enjoy sometime soon I hope! Thanks again James ...

We visited Australia in February 2008, and we were at the TALIJANCICH Winery in Swan Valley , Western Australia, just south of Perthe on February 10th, 2008, with Liz Menkel, Chris Pigott, Liz' husband, and me and it was a ' last minute ' visit that I had pretty much insisted on, at least stopping by to say hello as it was a winery that we would be representing at Cleveland Park Wine and Spirits. Liz was less than keen on stopping by as she had just spoken with the owner James Talijancich recently and they were starting their harvest of the grapes. I understood all of this and yet I also understood that it was probably the only time in my life that I would be in the Swan Valley and able to visit TALIJANCICH and James and perhaps Peter Talijancich as well? that was in 2008 and I have not been back since and so far I am correct as travelling like this is expensive and time-consuming and many people like James Talijancich, in fact, come to visit us at Cleveland Park Win and Spirits, and so I do not have to go myself unless I have the time and the resources to do so? anyway, it was a grand visit and I am thrilled that we did stop and James was as hospitable as they come and we all felt like royalty as we sat first in their arbored/grape courtyard and then toured inside they hot and humid and spidery dusty and perfect cellar space for producing the wines like the ' Julian James ' Blend No. 1 Pedro Ximenez 350ml bottle that James gave my wife, signed to her, and said : ' Happy Ann. ' and dated it 10 / 2 / 08 as I told him it was our anniversary while I was away. Thanks James, the bottle of 1965 Solera I have here of Pedro Ximenez is dusty and yet loved and dusty and shiny and reminds me of your cellar from which it came except that now the 1965 is no longer in a barrel and in a beautiful shiny/dusty/reflective tall and stylish bottle and awaiting a time that we enjoy it. Cheers, thanks Chris for paying for my trip over and back with free flyer miles , and to you Liz for getting us to TALIJANCICH Winery in the Swan Valley, and to you James for this bottle, the wonderful tour and tasting, too that also included having some marvelous dry and not sweet wines to sample. I loved them all, you make fine wines as a family! Cheers, TONY 9 / 28 / 2014