Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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,
www.weyerbacher.com ). 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
www.tanteotequila.com ) : 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, www.StellaArtois.com/Cidre.
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,
www.ourniche.com ) : " 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,  www.hetanker.be
) : 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, www.NewHollandBrew.com ) : " 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, www.plymouthgin.com , 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,
www.BotanicalRye.com, 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, www.Moonmountainvodka.com , 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, www.avvwine.com ) : 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 ,
www.domaine-solitude.com ) : 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!


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sticker price.
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sticker prices.
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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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