Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Anthony Quinn's Weekly Tuesday Store Cleveland Park Wine & Spirit's Email Of Tues. May 14th, 2013 On : Voila Imports, Dry Summer Roses Like La Vie En Rose Saint Chinian, Andrew Stover Of VINO 50, Tozai Ginzo Nigori ' Voices In The Mist ' Premium Japanese Sake, Nelso New Zealand SEIFRIED Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Chateau Morrisette ' Our Dog Blue Off-Dry VA. White, BACARDI Pineapple-Fusion With Coconut Rum, Stillwater Artisinal American Farmhouse Ale, & More!

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CALL US : 202-363-4265 ; We'll deliver now Though It's Beautiful Today & WE
WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU. TIME for some dry rose & bubbly, mixed drinks, some
refreshing brews, some exciting apple & pear ciders : so many possibilities now

THE SUNSHINE is finally starting to break through again and perhaps the wind /
breeze is less chilling, too?!? Let's hope so as we try and all find our balance
and rhythm in all this volatile weather recently. What can we hope for/ what can
we expect?

WELL HERE YOU MAY all expect that we have a great changing assortment of beer
bitters, cider, digestives liquor , liqueur,  waters , wines , with an
occasional sprinkling of Bailey Kasten's FABulous local chocolates ( Bailey and
Saif live here in D.C. and work in Old Towne Alexandria, Virginia making these
fine chocolates and caramel's - $9.99 and $14.99 a box ), Bill Sander's extra
virgin California olive oil (  $18.99 a 500ml bottle, made from 3 Spanish olives
- Bill used to live here in Cleveland Park as well ) and James' Teavine organic
sparkling Missouri ( 2 grapes grown there : the Traminette and the Riesling )
mixed with honey and green tea ( James is also a local Cleveland Park boy-man
made good like Bill ).

WE SUPPORT LOCAL, WE SUPPORT small businesses : we stand and work together here
and it works. For those of you that have come to know us you know this is how we
work. We have nothing against the bigger enterprises, but being small we work
more closely with the smaller companies and keep each other gainfully employed
in these very difficult times when the large companies have their lawyers that
announce in public meetings here that they are just trying to be more for their
customers. WELL, aren't we all?!? And when did we stop respecting the boundaries
of each of our business ventures and not spill into the business of everyone

I KNOW, I KNOW, I should not be saying or writing this, but as my horoscope said
today : " You are not trying to be a rebel but you cannot help but notice the
injustice around you " : I paraphrase, of course. But this did strike a big
chord with me earlier this morning before coming to work. Cheers.

SAM ANDERSEN Just Stopped By With Owner Franz Leth of WEINGUT LETH in Wagram,
Austria to taste quickly 8 wines : three of which we carry. Here are my notes :
1) Gruner Veltliner Reserve Steinagrund 2011,  $17.99 ( Rich yet very contained,
supple on the palate and yet distinct and bright! ),  2) Roter Veltliner Reserve
Hofweingarten 2011, $20.99 ( thicker, meatier, broader and a bit more laid-back
and yet amazingly pleasing to hold on my tongue a few seconds longer and savor
the aroma and the taste ),  3) Roter Scheiben 2011, $36.99 ( lighter, brighter,
more of a fine ballet dancer that has practiced and practiced so that every
step, every pause, every glance and splash makes an amazingly bright, distinct
and memorable impression!, $36.99,  4)  Riesling Reserve Felser Weinberg 2011,
$20.99 ( light and airy and bright and breezy and fresh and perfect for when it
gets warmer and more humid : a complete wine that will completely blossom with
the hot weather still to come, and otherwise with a meal ), 5) Roter Veltliner
Reserve Scheiben 1990 Library Release , $89.99 ( wow, the world stops here to
take note, appreciate and to wonder and marvel that there could be such fullness
of flavors, such brightness, such gaiety and warmth and personality still after
to many years being held captive in this bottle! ), 6) Gruner Veltliner Reserve
Brunnthal 1985, $107.99 ( to have such freshness and vim and vigor and character
that has it's scars and it's chiseled cheeks and sculpted clay features, like
sculpting a grape and giving it a 3-D dimension that is so captivating, and that
draws everyone into it's web/sphere of influence - amazing - all the flaws and
all the perfections wrapped up nicely here as one - bravo! ),  7)  Pinot Noir
red 2010, $43.99 ( who could know it could have so much flavor and personality,
weight, a dusty-forest-floor dryness of rolling around on the ground, being
mixed into the blend with the other grapes : a distinct, really nice
medium-bodied dry red to enjoy with a meal ),  8) Baluer Zweigelt Reserve "
Gigama " 2008, $76.99, ( a 100% Zweigelt dry red that is made only every other
year or when merited that takes the Zweigelt to a place that I have never been
before : rich, complex, aged and flavorful and layered and that digs deep into
the soul and the heart that is Zweigelt, and not what we just taste on the
surface and that is only really just skin-deep. This 2008 penetrates, it's like
a biodynamic wine that goes way down into the the guts and the soul of this
famous Austrian indigenous red grape. Cheers. What a wonderful tasting. Franz
has been here once before several years ago. He tells me to be sure and give
credit to his son, also named Franz that makes the wines today. Prost Franz,
father and son and grandfather, too!


1) Stillwater Artisanal American Farmhouse Ale , wheat ale brewed with
white sage ( $12.99,  1 Pt. 9.4Fl. Oz bottle, 6.6% alcohol by volume ,
Westminster, MD. , www.electricmadness.com ) : " Starting with a base of German
wheat & pale malts this slightly hazy foundation was then accented with a blend
of Sterling & Citra hops ...  ". Exciting!

2) Dark Dawn Stout , ale aged in oak, bottle-conditioned " Madrugada
Obscura " from the JOLLY DUMPKIN Artisanan Ales ( $16.99, 1 Pt. 9.4Fl. Oz
bottle, 8.1% alcohol by volume, www.jollypumpkin.com, from Dexter, Michigan ) :
" Push past the limits of sense and sensibilities, from the known into the
unknown. Fall way off the map, and here there be monsters. ...  ". Sounds like
so much fun! Ready for an adventure?


1) Irish John J. KELLY'S Double-Fermented Traditional Hard Cider ( On
Special for $9.99 a 6-pack of 12 ounce bottles, 4.6% alcohol by volume, CELTIC
DRINKS Company in Melbourne, Florida, ) : made from apple juice, water, sugar ,
malic acid and ascorbic acid. Cheers.

LIQUOR From Ravi :

1) Pineapple Fusion - Pineapple fused with Coconut from BACARDI ( On
Special for $16.99 a bottle, 35% alcohol by volume, www.bacardi.com ) : sounds
like a perfect drink as the heat finally comes to us here!

2) Peach Red Rum from BACARDI ( On Special for $16.99, Bacardi rum with
natural flavors, 35% alcohol by volume, www.bacardi.com for recipes and more
ideas of how to enjoy this as the humidity starts to climb here soon enough : BE
REFRESHED, feel cooler.

3) 70 Calories ( Per Serving )  Island Spiced Caribbean Rum with Coconut
Liqueur  & Natural Spices ,  with Truvia sweetener from MALIBU ( On Special for
$14.99 a bottle, 30% alcohol by volume, for more recipe ideas go to :
www.malibu.rum.com ) : AGAIN : a great hot-weather refresher and just enjoyable,

4) Barolo Chinato " Cocchi " , Casa Fondata Nel 1891 ( $62.99 a liter
bottle, old recipe from Giulio Cocchi, 16.5% alcohol by volume, www.alpenz.com
and also : www.cocchi.com ) : pair it after dinner with dark chocolate, also
great with the Vin Brule popular in Italy's Piemonte region in the colder
months, or on a colder evening here after the sun goes down and there's a chill
in the air. Cheers, It's a great digestive, a great settler of one's stomach
after a full and satisfying meal. VERY SPECIAL. Come a bit closer, try some on
for size, fit and feel, it's all so very personal - and only your response
matters here.



1)  Muscat & Viognier 2012 Biodynamic dry, broad, rich and brightly-complex
white blend from the DOMAINE CAZES, ( On Special for $8.99 a bottle, 12.5%
alcohol by volume < www.cazes-rivesaltes.com )  this Le Canon du Marechal : good
flavor and good body , distinct and good for you, what more can anyone ask for?
GREAT VALUE as well, that's what!

2) Our Dog Blue off-dry white from Chateau Morrisette ( $11.99 a bottle,
Meadows of Dan, Virginia, www.thedogs.com ) : just nice easy sipping! Nice all
by itself, needs no meal. Enjoy in this heat and humidity as it rolls in.

3) Nelson 2011 Sauvignon Blanc from SEIFRIED, New Zealand ( On Special for
$19.99, 13.5% alcohol by volume, ) : with a bit of extra time in the bottle this
Sauvignon has developed really nicely, taken on some extra character and
definition and fleshed-out really nicely so that it is offering the whole
package and range of flavors. It's a real treat. Eric Platt just said how much
he liked it. He just brought us the two owners : Alice and Hermann Seifield. I
have met Agnes now perhaps three times, but this was the first time I was
meeting Hermann and it was a true pleasure. he works the vineyards and is as
true character, just like his wines : distinct and very well-defined.It was nice
to meet you Hermann and to see you again Agnes. Cheers. Thanks for your quick
visit here earlier with Eric Platt before heading to the airport to fly home.


1) " Feuille de Garance " 2010 Cotes du Rhone from the DOMAINE ROUGE
GARANCE ( On Special for $8.99, 14.5% alcohol by volume, 30% Syrah and 60%
Grenache and 10% Cinsault ( great vintage, also biodynamic ) : this is a
medium-bodied, dry and flavorful red that is a steal now. Great for grilled and
when your foods are well-seasoned. Cheers : only three or cases left at this

2) Padrillos Malbec 2012 ( $10.99 a bottle, 13.5% alcohol by volume, ) : a
beefy, hearty, gutsy mouthful for a meal! Real backbone!

3) Brouilly 100% Gamay lighter-bodied red burgundy from the DOMAINE VOUGEON
( $11.99, 13% alcohol by volume ) : chill 30 minutes and enjoy with everything
or all by itself : it goes with so many things, so completely versatile! A
delight, a steal, too : such GREAT VALUE!

4) Merlot 2010 made with Organic Grapes by TERRA SAVIA, Mendocino,
California ( $16.99, estate-grown, limited release, 14.2% alcohol by volume ,
Hopland, CA. ) : this is so velvety and silky-smooth, I LOVE it, I absolutely
LOVE this : so fine, so nice to sip all by itself. It's a true and utter delight
no matter how you cut it.

Sake : 3 From Michel & Tony :

1) TOZAI Junmai " Living Jewel " Premium Japanese sake ( $11.99, Kyoto,
300ml bottle,  14.9% alcohol by volume ) ; clean, smooth, hint of tangy fruit.
Use the Koshikari rice here.

2) TOZAI Ginjo " Well Of Wisdom " Premium Japanese sake ( $14.99, 300ml,
14.9% alcohol by volume ): Rich, anise, long finish, using the Gohyakumangoku/
Nihonbare rice to make this.

3) TOZAI Ginjo Nigori " Voices in the Mist " ( $14.99, Premium Japanese
sake, 300ml bottle, 14.9% alcohol by volume, ) : citrus, banana, dry finish
taste, using the Gohyakumangoku / Nihonbare rice varieties.
TOP FLIGHT these three sakes. Cheers!

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY Non-Sparkling/Still 3-Part WINE SALE:

1) BUY any $20 Or More Non-Sparkling Wine & SAVE 20% OFF the marked sticker
2) BUY ANY 6 Or More Non-Sparkling-Still Wines & SAVE 15% OFF the marked
sticker prices.
3) BUY Any 12 Or More Non-Sparkling-Still Wines & SAVE 20% OFF the marked
sticker prices. Includes port, sherry, marsala, madeira and sake. CALL :
202-363-4265 and ask Michel or Tony to help you. Cheers.


Friday, May 17th, 2013 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Andrew Stover here to pour some
outstanding dry red and white wines from Liguria, Italy that blew Michel and me
( Tony ) out of the water recently! WOW, fun and very exciting, and affordable,
too : using the Vermentino and other indigenous grapes of the region that most
of us have never heard about. Cheers.

Saturday, May 18th, 2013 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Oscar Losama of his own, with
his wife Olivia VOILA Imports tasting an exciting roster of dry French roses : 1)
Domaine de la Solitude 2011 rose Cotes du Rhone,  2) Cambis " La Vie En Rose "
2012 dry rose from Saint-Chinian, southwest France,  3) Pelaquie Tavel southern
French Rhone 2012 dry rose,  4) Pigoudet Premiere 2012 dry rose, and the  5)
Camas Pinot Noir dry rose 2012 Ddp. This will be fun and just in time : BRING IT
ON Oscar!

I AM SURE I HAVE FORGOTTEN many things but it's time to thank you all for you
continued support over the years. Thanks for everything, we greatly appreciate
it. Cheers, come on by , trade stories with us, let's grow old together here in
Cleveland Park, it's a dynamic and great neighborhood filled with so many great
people, places and things to do and see and experience fully. Cheers,  TONY

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