Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tony Quinn On Beer, Cider, Liquor, Liqueur, Wine And Water & SO MUCH MORE, Enjoy! Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 ...Happy Father's Day This Sunday All, I Miss You Dad!!!! Miss You Guy! Miss You MIke, John, Zia, David,Stephen, So Many Wonderful Dads I Have Known!

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We have Catia here with Robert Kennedy and we are so pleased to welcome her
as we welcomed Robert a year or so ago to the Cleveland Park Family as I
like to refer to us all here. Catie will write a word or two here as she
has just come with her two children with Robert to start their life here :
" ciao a tutta la famiglia di Cleveland Park da Catia " it's been a long
time coming... super happy that my wife and family are here... Tony has
invited my wife to join me for one of my next tastings so you all can come
and meet her and practice your Italian... Wow, this is so exciting to have
Robert's family here now with us. This is a great moment and we will all
practice more our Italian as Catia and their two children learn and
practice their English. Cheers, welcome Catia, so nice to finally meet you.
Happy Tuesday all, Tues. June 16th, 2015 ...

AND JIM REEVES just came by at the same time and announced that his
daughter just had her baby and that all is well. Jim sells us some of our
really fine French and Portuguese wines that we love to share with you like
the Quinta Do PINTO Estate Collection red and white blends, like this 2013
European Atlantic West Coast red that includes Syrah, $19.99, with 14.5%
alcohol by volume,  wines of Bilbao, Portugal, and the  Chablis 2013 dry
white Burgundy, 100% Chardonnay, $23.99, with 12.5% alcohol by volume. For
more on these exceptional wines go to : www.cometewines.com for more.
Cheers, so glad for all this good news and good cheer!

ROBERT KENNEDY will be tasting his wines here on Saturday, June 27th, 2015
from 2-6PM. Join us, everyone is always welcome, everyone.

MORE EXCITING NEWS : Was inspired by the Asia After Dark evening this past
Saturday at the FREER/SACKLER Museums of Art on the Smithsonian Mall from
8PM-midnight where I got to here the group BETTY perform as I have known
one of the three women members, Amy Ziff now since the mid eighties. We
used to speak passionately about life in French back then, we probably
shared some Chablis then, too.

ANYWAY : Amy and Anna came by a couple, maybe three years ago and I did not
immediately recognize Amy since it had been so long since we had spoken or
seen one another. Anyway, they were looking for a bottle of Paolo's Ciro
Rosso Classico Superiore Riserva ' Duca SanFelice ' LIBRANDI Vineyards from
Calabria, Italy ( we now sell the 2011 for $20.99, at 14% alcohol by volume
) and we had it, they bought some, and it was a great reunion.

SPEAKING OF THE ' SanFelice ' Riserva 2011, LIBRANDI, Amy Riolo that writes
about food and is starting to include wine, especially from Calabria where
she is from called, asked about, and came by for some LIBRANDI just two
months ago. It sure is a small world, and many times various events overlap
as these do in my mind.

Museum of Asian Art where Whistler's Peacock Room is, where many rooms are
filled with exceptional pieces of art from drawings to works in metal, and
stone and marble, gold, whatever, silk, too , lovely old paper, ... I was
blown away as I walked through and exhibit of Iranian art trying to find
the courtyard and I saw some of the most beautiful work in metals of
goddesses so sensual, voluptuous, really beautifully-executed that I had to
stop briefly and admire before proceeding with a gift of a bottle of the
LIBRANDI Riserva 2011 for Amy. When I gave it to her she was surprised and
her face that radiates anyway, eyes that sparkle, just lit up!

COME BY and get a bottle of this elegant, refined, delicate and sooooo
pleasing bottle of the 2011 Riserva dry red ' Duca SanFelice ' 1005
Gagliopo red, $20.99 : it is a perfect summer red as it is really not heavy
at all, definitely on the lighter side, chill 30 minutes and enjoy! I can't
wait to hear soon how Amy liked it? I am sure she will email me when she
gets a moment.

SATURDAY NIGHT at the FREER/SACKLER Museum it was sweltering outside and
both Amy and her sister Elizabeth commented on it several times. Anna came
around with bottles of water for the five band members : three women and
the two men behind playing drums and guitar.

WE DO NOT HAVE any wine from China or Iran, we do have rice wine from Japan
as you already know. We have added back the TY-KU Sake super Premium Junmai
Ginjo , $22.99, with 15% alcohol by volume, imported, and we have already
done several successful tastings with it. Comes in a dark sculpted . sleek
shiny-matted almost obelisk bottle : i could see this fitting well at one
of the bars at the FREER/SACKLER art Museum ... it would have, it is
refreshing for this intense heat and humidity that is trying to stifle and
bring us down these days!

WEDNESDAY WEEKLY Sparkling / Still-Wine 3-PART SALE : 1) BUY ANY $20 or
MORE bottle of sparkling/still wine and SAVE 20% OFF the
marked sticker price.
2) BUY ANY 6 Or MORE sparkling/still wines and SAVE 15% OFF the marked
sticker prices.
3) BUY ANY 12 or MORE sparkling/still wines and SAVE 20% OFF the marked
sticker prices.
This includes port, sherry, marsala, madeira and sake.
Call if you cannot come 202-363-4265 : BUY some Father's Day presents this
was and SAVE!
DON'T FORGET : we have 6-Bottle Wine-Samplers On Sale for $58.99 a bottle :
wow, six FANTABUlous wines all for under $10 a bottle each!


SOREN JUST BROUGHT a 3-liter box of California red wine, fruit-forward,
balanced, a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot , Malbec,
Tempranillo and Syrah called VIN VAULT, a premium-tasting box wine that
Tasting Panel magazine just said : " fruit and structure, incredibly
balanced, great tannins and great value. " That is what I just said before
Soren read me this, and I would now add : great soft and silky tannins, no
sharpness at all, a fine quaffer almost anytime. We will have these boxes
here the first week of July. Cheers, thanks Soren.

BUT HEY, Let's Talk Beer With Santos :

1) ' Kindest Find ' Imperiale Red Ale, brewed and bottled by
SMUTTYNOSE Brewing Company, On Special for $6.99 for a 1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz /
650ml bottle, from the BIG BEER SERIES,... in New Hampshire, since 1994. Go
to : www.smuttynose.com for more info.

2) Pilsner Beer Private Landbrauerei Schonram Pils ' Schoncamer Pils '
, On Special for $4.99 a 1 Pt. .09 Fl Oz botte, great to have this, will
taste great even with this heat and humidity!


1) ' Insulta multos Collibus ' Barrel-Aged Sour Ale , $14.99 a 12 Fl.
Oz bottle, ale aged in Bourbon barrels with cherries added, bottled April
16th, 2015, with 9.7% alcohol by volume, from Boulder Colorado : something
distinctly fun, tasty, unique and that adds a new taste profile to what is
already available in ales.

2) ' Fortuna ' Barrel Aged Sour Ale , aged in Tequila barrels with
lime zest and salt added, $14.99 a bottle for 12 Fl ounces, bottled April
17th, 2015, with 8.1% alcohol by volume.


3) Non-Alcholic Premium Mixer ' Ginger Beer ' made by STOLI with Pure
Cane Sugar , from the house of STOLICHNAYA, a 4-pack of 8.4 Fl. Oz cans ...
' new and exciting ' here, lighter, easier to carry, perfect for traveling.
Try some.

LIQUOR From Jagir & Malkit :

1) ' Owl's Brew ' A Tea Crafted For Cocktails, COCO-LADA , a blend of
black tea, coconut, chai spices & pineapple, $13.99 ... : " sweet with a
spicy kick, rounded out by coconut .... drinking tips : 1) with spirits and
blending , 2 Parts Brew, 1 Part Spirit... and with Sparkling Wine , 2) I
Part Sparkling, 1 Part Sparkling wine.

2) Hibiscus STRONG TONIC Extraordinary Tonic Syrup, Batch Number 0002,
On Special for $15.99 a 12.3 Fl. Oz / 364 Ml bottle, ... to make a STRONG
Hibiscus Tonic :  with a cocktail shaker , .... 1) Handful of ice,  2) 1.5
Oz premium gin or vodka, ... 3) .75 Oz STRONG TONIC ...  4) 3 Oz soda water
... 5) stir and strain into a rocks glass, .... 6) Garnish with citrus ....
cheers, and enjoy!

4) Grappa Di Nebbiolo Da Barolo from MOLETTO, 750ml bottle, $42.99,
with 43% alcohol by volume, and becasue they use the Nebbiolo-Barolo
Piemontese grape variety you have more weight, more power, more of
everything, and you have to take your time with it, getting acclamated to
the taste that does ' fire and burn ' and is an acquired taste that will
warm you over given a chance, SO : do not rush, take your time, try it on
for size, fit and feel more than once or twice! It is tasty and distinct.

5) Blanco Tequila 100% Puro De Agave / 100% pure Agave used , made by
SIEMBRA VALLES On Special for $42.99, regularly $44.99 a 750ml bottle, with
40% alcohol by volume, from Llano 30%, and from Mesa Del Charco 70%
ranches! Top-flight, go to for more info : www.siembravalles.com.  Cheers!
What a great way to celebrate, perfect for this really hot weather, too!!

6) Grapefruit Rum from CAPTAIN MORGAN On Special for $8.99 a 750ml
bottle, with 35% alcohol by volume... perfectly refreshing for this heat
and humidity, a ridiculous promotion, only 4 bottles available, come get
them while you still can, or call us at : 202-363-4265 and pay for them by
phone so you can get them later. Cheers!

JUST IN : Exciting Honey Bourbon recipe/summer :

One of our customers that works from home just came by and he had a
recipe to use his honey Bourbon : Take a tall glass and put a shot ( 2
ounces of the Tennessee HONEY by JACK DANIELS, On Special for $25.99, and
them add some ice and fill it up with unsweetened tea. Stir, he says that
the honey just adds a really nice taste to the unsweetened tea and he loves
it in this heat now. Thanks John  for sharing. You have a green thumb where
it comes to whiskey and spirits because you also just suggested adding a
couple of drops of water to the ROWAN'S CREEK Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey,
$38.99 a 750ml bottle, with 50.05% alcohol by volume, that has been aged in
charred barrels, the water helps the extra alcohol and the charred barrel
tastes soften and become easier to really enjoy, says John. Thanks again

WINE By Chris & Tony :

1) ' Pirosmani ' 2013 red wine Kakheti from SCHUCHMANN, $9.99 a
bottle, 12% alcohol by volume, really elegant, fruit-forward,
medium-to-light-bodied, easy-drinking, a nice wine to sip, chill 30minutes
and enjoy even with this heat and humidity, it is not tannic or sharp and
edgy, more rounded and bright.

2) ' House Of Mandela ' 2013 The Thembu Collection, Chenin Blanc,
$11.99, Fair Trade certified, this refreshing, bright, crisp dry South
African white made by Nelson's daughter is really nice. love having it

3) Cabernet Sauvignon IG from Romania's Vale Carasului in Tirol, this
VARIUS2012 , 13.5% alcohol, $11.99, has really mellowed and softened into a
delightful red to chill and serve now even with this heat and humidity
chilled for thirty or so minutes! We will celebrate Gabriela's birthday
this Friday when we pour it here for you all from 5-8PM, cheers!

4) Nebbiolo 2012 , a Nebbiolo D'Alba, Piemonte, Italy, from VEGLIO, On
Special for only $12.99. a RIDICULOUS PRICE for a Nebbiolo of this quality,
it just has to breathe and open so it reveals all of it's many silky round
and supple and fruit-delicious charms .... Highly-Recommended! We will
taste it here with Chris on Saturday from 2-6PM, join us. No charge.

5) ' Hom ' House Of Mandela Deep River dry red Fair Trade blend of
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, $14.49 a bottle, is a real treat, and I enjoyed
it very much. Also made by Nelson Mandela's daughter, and once again, we
are thrilled to have it here and recommend it to you all this summer even
with the heat and the humidity!

6) " Father's Watch " a dry California red blend from Sonoma,
California from KIVEL STADT Cellars, On Special for $19.99 a bottle, , and
made with Syrah and other grapes, some that are more than 100 years old,
and this medium-bodied dry Red Rhone style will make a great Father's Day
gift this Sunday! Get it tomorrow and save 20% off the bottle cost, thus
pay only $16.00 a bottle tomorrow!

7) ' The Doctor's ' Gruner Veltliner 2014 from Marlborough, New
Zealand, from John Forrest of FORREST WINES, I just tasted this with him :
it's super bright, balanced, refreshing and tasty, I highly recommend it, a
great Father's Day gift this Sunday, buy it tomorrow and save 20% OFF the
$21.99, with only 12.5% alcohol by volume.

8) 2008 ' V ' VIVENCIAS , $42.99, a Vino de Calidad de Valtiendas,
D.O.P, with 13.5% alcohol by volume, a Spanish hearty, thick, deep, rich,
mouth-full that is delicious in bold and brash tannins and acids, that will
be great with a meal , a great wine when you grill! Cheers!

9) Primitivo Gioia Del Colle, 2008, from PIETRAVENTOSA, $48.99 a
bootle, a V.Q.P.R.D. from Southern Italy, with 14.5% alcohol by volume,
this is a delightful winner, a pleasure, an enormous treat, perfect for
Father's Day this Sunday! Just like the initials above indicate : " Very
Quinnly, Pleasurable, Redolent, Delicious : V.Q.P.R.D. " : tailor-made for
me I would say!

10) Aglianico Del Vulture ' Titolo ' from Elena Fucci, $49.99, a 2011,
with 15% alcohol by volume, another great dry red southern Italian wine to
treat your fathers to! I drank it with Elena here herself and I must say I
was charmed and warmed and treated and lulled and delighted! Wow!!

should be proactive and prepared now or by the end of this week and we have
lots to recommend to help you with some last minute liquid libations
with-and-without alcohol. Yes, we do have some really nice non-alcoholic
beverages here and they, too sell really well. We here at Cleveland Park
Beers, Spirits and Wines like to represent the full gambit of things that
are offered/available to us and to let you all decide what you want. We are
only here to suggest, answer you questions and make your life and decisions
a bit easier.

AND NOW TO FINISH with ONE MORE wine for Father's Day :

11) 2012 Yamhill-Carlton District Oregon Pinot Noir , with 14.1%
alcohol by volume, made by OWEN ROE : this a supreme delight and perfect
for this heat and humidity no way you cut it, this is perfect, great to
sip, great with many foods, too. Go to : www.OWENROE.com for more info.


Friday, June 19th, 2015 , ( 5-8PM ) With Razvan and Gabriela pouring
their fine Romanian wine selections, reds and whites, join us, from Sarba
whiye to Cabernet Sauvignon, Fateasca Neagra and more ...

Saturday, June 20th, 2015 ( 2-6PM ) Chris Bartha here to pour some of
his fine French, Italian wine selections, From Loire Valley just outside
Pouilly Fume Sauvignon Blanc, $17.99, to a great Piemontese Nebbiolo On
Special for only $12.99, and much more!

JOIN US, TASTINGS are always free here! Everyone always welcome.

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, You ALL are the very best,

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL US fathers out there!

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