Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Tony The Wine/Artist Guy Continues TO WAX-POETIC ABOUT ALE, BEER, CIDER, WATER 'N WINE ( Vigna Rocca 2009 Albana Seco Of TRE MONTI, SALTON, Embassy Of Brasil, AURORA CELLARS, Da'Divas Chardonnay Of LIDIO CARRARO , World Cup Soccer, LEBLON Cachaca & More ) July 8th, 2014 @ Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits : Cheers, Enjoy!

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WE have Robert here now from his own import company talking about the TRE MONTI
wines ...

IT'S THE 2009 ' Vigna Rocca ' Alabana SEcco that he bought a bottle of in April
, 2014 and this is what he has to say about it : " The 2009 is drinking
marvelously and has acquired a really interesting minerality over the last few
years of bottle aging. There are only 4 bottles left here at Cleveland Park,
actually 3 because Tony is saving one for me.  The 2013 Vigna Rocca will be in
around mid-August and will certainly be a treat, but with a few years of bottle
aging it will hopefully get to the level that the 2009 is right now.  Vittoria
Navacchia of Tre Monti has also purchased an Anphorae from Georgia last year and
is concocting an Albana that will certainly be interesting to say the least.
Hope he actually bottles it and we can get it on the market.  Otherwise, we
will  have to do what Anthony Bourdain did and pay the Navacchia's a visit in
Emilia Romagna!!

I WANT MORE OF OUR LOCAL REPS to share some of their insights into their
products, using their own words :
Shannon from Craft Wine & Spirits  , my humble opinion from the bottom of the
bottle :)
The Black Bull :  is true Scotch whiskey without compromise ( available 12y 40y
and the Kyole )
A marriage of honey, dried fruit ,heather and smoke at CASK STRENGTH ! Impress
friends and family with a Dram or whisper of Scotland's finest, Enjoy your
whiskey neat or try something refreshing for the season .. A Ginger lowflyer (
muddled lime , 1.5oz of Black Bull topped with ginger beer )  " In winter to
warm you , In Summer to refresh you and all year to reward you! Slainte"

" Washburn Wine Company is now proudly distributing EL BUHO Mezcal to Cleveland
Park liquors, using only 100% Espadin Agave from Oaxaca Mexico. Using a 5th
generation copper potstill. Mezcal is a very exciting and exploding category
within the spirits. Due to its balanced smokiness (mesquite and banana leaf), it
has great applications in mixed cocktails (ie. Moscow Mules, Salty Dog, w/ Giner
beer and lime) or simply on its own. Pick one up and let the El Buho owl fly. "
Rolf was nice enough to write this just now for me as I worked on two meals :
one a more casual one with fried chicken and deviled eggs, green salad ... and
one with feta and watercress salad, halibut and sea beans that are crunchy like
green beans, a tangy sauce with lemongrass, risotto ... fun working on this
order and besides, this is a business where we all swim together so we can all
stay afloat and not sink. I am delighted that these local reps included some
comments here for you all. I will do this more often as I feel it is interesting
and helpful, too. Cheers.

COME TODAY to taste the SALTON Harmoniza wines of Serra Gaucha, Brazil here with
Michael Cavangh from 5-8PM. No charge. Bring your family and friends. he will
bring his laptop computer for us to watch it while we taste. A small screen but
the wine is delicious and it's free, so join us and taste some of Brazil as they
play the Germans in today's semifinal match.

I HAVE INVITED the Embassy of Brazil to come join us, still no response. I hope
they just show up any time that they can, they are always welcome. It has been a
real treat to expose so many of you to the fine wines of Brazil, even to many
Brazilians that still do not realize that, in fact they are making fine wines

I AM NEEDING TO EXPLAIN that it would probably have been a good idea to include
some of the wines Germany as well as that would be nice. I will have a bottle of
the 2012 Riesling Qualitatswein Weingut Burgermesiter Balbach Erben chilling in
the rfrigerator as well to be opened and tasted during the match. Please let me
know that you are interested and I will pour the BALBACH for you all myself,
$19.99, from Germany's Rheinhessen region, 11% alcohol , imported by Maximum
Wine company. Go to : info@maximumwine.com for more info. Cheers.

I WOULD HAVE INCLUDED of Germany if I had known that they are playing today in
the semifinals. We love selling their fine wines here and have a whole shelf or
two filled with them, with more on order from Chris Bartha that reps this
BALBACH and many of the Rudi Weist German selections out of California as well.

SO : COME TASTE, come watch the match today, come hang with us!


1) ' Leo Weisse ' Weissbier from MAXLRAINER , Naturbelassen Kellertrub,
Unserainer Trinkt Maxlrainer ( On Special for $1.99 for a 1 Pt. .9 Fl Oz , 5%
alcohol by volume, ... great deal and chilled and ready to enjoy now!

2) Hefe Weissbier from WEINENSTEPHANER , a Premium Bavaricum, imported from
Germany, since 1040, Bayerische Staatsbrau ... lighter, brighter, not quite as
rich, and also perfect to enjoy now while watching the match bewtween Brazil and

3) THE Beer With THE Brazilian Accent : PALMA LOUCA ( $10.99 a 6-pack , go
to : www.palmalouca.com for more info ) : nice and tasty and light enough for
the match later this afternoon : in only one hour and thirty-six minutes : but
who's counting?!? Cheers, vais Brazil!

LIQUOR From Malkit and Jagir :

1) LEBLON Cachaca Fina De Alambique Brazilian Rum ( On Special for $29.99 a
750ml bottle, regularly $34.99, 40% alcohol by volume, www.leblon.com ) : Fatima
and Krista have taken really great care of our account and done everything that
they can to make LEBLOn the success that it is here, and for that, I thank them
both from the bottom of my heart : bom dia e obregado Krista e Fatima Peters!
You both are the best. We have the LEBLON open here, too for any of you to taste
if you have not already! Just ask and we will pour you some along with the
Cedilla acai liqueur, $33.99,  and the aged rum 375ml bottle, $24.99 as well :
come and celebrate here today!

2) Lychee Flavored Liqueur from SOHO ( $33.99 a 750ml bottle, 21% alcohol
by volume, ) : mix juices, soda, or tonic. Go to : www.soholychee.com for more
info. Glad to have it here. Love the exotic taste of Lychees!

3) Soju / Shochu from Ty-KU ( On Special for $19.99 a 750ml bottle , 20%
alcohol by volume ) : distilled spirits from 100% barley ... happy to have
another Soju here as the category is growing and there is more and more interest
in it here.

WINE From Fernando & Tony :

1) 2012 Chardonnay from  Vinicola AURORA CELLARS in Brazil's Serra Gaucha
region ( $11.99 a 750ml bottle, 13% alcohol by volume, ) : clean, crisp and dry
with some real bite and body , and best with a meal at a great price, too!

2) Roero Arneis 2013   DOCG dry Piemonte Italian white from LODALI  (
$14.99 a 750ml , in Treiso, Italy, 13% alcohol by volume a bottle, ) : classic
style, dry, good mineral and best with a meal - great price, too : overdelivers
for this price!

3) ' Big Hawk ' Premium Sake from Kyoto, Japan, ( $29.99 a 720ml bottle, )
: I LOVED the fullness, the richness, the concentration and the definite
personality of this Junmai Ginjo-Shu sake, loved it!

4) 2012 Chardonnay from DA'DIVAS from LIDIO CARRARO in Brazil's Serra
Guacha region ( $17.99 a bottle, 14% alcohol by volume ) ; made from 100%
Chardonnay grapes, flavorful, full and complex and opens beautifully with time
and becomes quite lush and thick on the palate. Jim loved it and has bought a
case of it and is probably ready for another. I will ask him this weekend when I
see him. He bought a case of the Tannat dry red from Serra Gaucha this past

5) 2012 Riesling Kabinett from Germany's Mosel region , from BERNKASTELER
BADSTUBE  and made by DR. H. THANISCH ( $22.99 a 750ml bottle, Muller-Burggraef
, Bernkastel , 8.5% alcohol by volume, ) : luscious, bright, rich, voluminous
and satiny-bright and ABSOLUTEly delicious - great ' mouth-feel ', great
texture, great everything! Get some to enjoy as you watch the match soon between
Brasil and Germany!

6) Estate-Bottled ' Desejo ' 2007 Merlot from SALTON Vineyard's in Brazil's
Serra Gaucha region, a proprietor's Reserve ( On Special for $21.99 a bottle,
regularly over $30 a bottle , go to : www.salton.com.br or to :
export@salton.com.br for more info ) : aged one year in French oak barrels ( 50%
)  and 50% in American oak - then aged one year in the bottle before release.

JUST HAPPENED : Wenola just came by asking me of we sold the ANTONOPOULOS Greek
wines? I asked : " Which one? " She responded : " the 2006 , the ' Private
Reserve ' " I said with a big smile ' yes ' and reached for the bottle and
showed it to her where she also smiled. It was recommended to her by her female
waitress at Zaytinya and she loved it and has been oin search of it ever since.
She googled it on line and saw my name and the store's and got here by way first
of at Burka's before realizing she had the wrong store! Wenola which she
believes in an American Indian name bought a bottle just now at $17.99 and I
think we have a new customer. Nice meeting you Wenola! It's amazing wine by the
way and Sotiris and Jason will be pouring it her on Friday, July 25th, 2014 from
5-8PM I believe?
7) Gewurztraminer Spatlese 2011 from FITZ-RITTER ( $27.99 a 750ml bottle,
from Germany's Pfalz region , 10% alcohol by volume , go to: www.fitz-ritter.de
for more info ) : one of my favorites - love Alice Fitz from Boston that is one
of the owners and does a superb job here with her family making this
exceptionally refreshing and bright and tasty white to enjoy while watching
today's Brazil-Germany World Cup semifinal soccer match at 4PM! In just 45
minutes, but who is counting the minutes ...


1) BUY ANY sparkling wine bottle over $20 a bottle and SAVE 15% OFF the
marked sticker price ( except for VEUVE CLICQUOT ).
2) Mix six or more bottles and save 10% OFF the marked sticker prices.
3) BUY 12 or more bottles of sparkling or still wine and SAVE 15% OFF the
marked sticker prices.
Includes Port, Sherry, Marsala, Madeira, Sake.


1) BUY ANY Still Wine over $20 a bottle and SAVE 20% OFF the marked
sticker prices.
2) BUY SIX or MORE bottles of still ( non-sparkling wine ) and SAVE 15%
OFF the marked sticker prices.
3) BUY TWELVE OR MORE non-sparkling wines and SAVE 20% OFF the marked
sticker prices.
INCLUDED are Port, Sherry, Madeira, Marsala and Sake.
MIX THINGS UP. Have fun, get more of what you want this way. spread out
your experiences, too.



TONIGHT - Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 ( 5-8PM , with Michael Cavanagh, taste the
SALTON wines of Serra Gaucha, Brazil ) ... watch the soccer match and taste and
relax and enjoy!

Thursday, July 9th, 2014 ( 5-8PM ) : We have our celebration of Argentina's Day
of Independence that is tomorrow, but because of the Soccer World Cup game
tomorrow we cannot focus on a tasting, so Fernando from Argentina will taste on
Thursday instead from 5-8PM.

Friday, July 11th, 2014 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Jim Reeves here tasting fine wines
from France and from Portugal. More on that soon as we are still working out the
exciting new details of his selections!

Saturday, July 12th, 2014 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Fernando here tasting more fine
wines of Argentina and adding some of Howard's exciting ' new ' MEDINA dry
Spanish reds that we will include for $13.99 a bottle or less, depending on how
much I buy ... , and some other fine wines of Argentina, Fernando's call this
Saturday. Join us, never any charge!

THANK YOU for everything! Gotta get ready for our Brazilian wine tasting of the
SALTON wines in an hour's time, and the World Cup Soccer match between Brazil
and Germany starts in ten minutes. Gabriella from Germany was just here and
she's rushed back home to enjoy the game, she will be over after the game.

THANKS AGAIN, follow us on Twitter at : cpwinespirits, also LIKE us on Facebook
at : Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits.

CHEERS, COME TASTE and WATCH the match with us soon here - what fun, what
excitement, what a great treat these semifinals are for everyone!!!    TONY


Friday, July18th, 2014 ( 5-8PM ) : Jody Jackman will be here pouring the fine
selections of Winebow Imports. Kay Mallon that works with her just stopped by
and so maybe something I taste from her shortly will be added to our tasting
here on Friday. More later. Call for an update ...

NEWS UPDATE : Tasting right now with Steven . in his own words :

" small tiny bubbles, pretty pale pink color. Strawberries and cream.
perfect with Summer salads. " sez Steven that sells us this wonderfully fresh
and floral and and such a beautiful color, too - looks so great in my half-full
glass that Steven just poured me to inspire me as we ' wax poetic ' over this
AYALA Brut dry Rose Majeur NV French Champagne from Ay, On Special for $54.99 a
bottle! He also just tasted me on the ' Nature ' NV Brut from AYALA ...
LOVELY, both. The ' Nature ' without dosage is creamier and smoother and will
less bite than many, more elegance and refinement. Both are available. We might
get the ' Nature' but it is not here now. Cheers!

WHAT FOLLOWS below is the store email from a year ago on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
... enjoy ...

on the 4th of July until 4 PM so if you do need last-minute things please come
by and get whatever you are out of or did not have time to get earlier before
you get consumed by your activities!

WE START OUR WINE TASTING Here TOMORROW July 3rd, 2013  W/ Ashleigh Sabold of J.

WE HAVE A MADEIRA, MARSALA, PORT & SAKE SALE, Too, ... along with our
still-non-sparkling wine sale! It's a 2-part sale, just in time for the 4th of
July, 2013 celebrations here and wherever you travel with family, loved ones,
neighbors, business associates, too ... everyone is always welcome.

SAVE HERE, TASTE HERE before your celebrations.

WE ARE OPEN on the 4th of July until 4 PM so if you do need last-minute things
please come by and get whatever you are out of or did not have time to get
earlier before you get consumed by your activities!

ALWAYS SOMETHING CHILLED HERE in one of our many coolers so don't panic, just
stop by and get what you need or give us a call at : 202-363-4265 and we will
come by and deliver it for you : a $30 minimum for a delivery.

LAST WEEK we had so many things going on here as we got organized for July and
wrapped up June. All good, always thinking of how we can do our jobs better and
be more in contact with what you really want and at prices that you can afford
by helping you to stretch your dollars.

We have decided to do a J. LOHR Winery, California 2-Part wine-tasting here :
TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 from 6-8PM with our local rep Ashleigh
Sabold as she was free, local and willing to do this wine-tasting of American
wines from California, a perfect fit for this occasion. WE will taste  a
selection from the dry exotic and floral Chardonnay, to the fruity, off-dry
Riesling : to the fruity and fresh indigenous red made with the Valdiguie grape
variety that is much like a Gamay Beaujolais just thicker and more fruity , to
the elegant and refined Pinot Noir, to the fleshy and firm " sleeper " of J.
LOHR, their Syrah, to the elegant Cabernet Sauvignon, and the heartier, more
angular and food-oriented Merlot. In summary : all the wines display balance and
good value, too.

WE HAVE ALSO DECIDED  to do a closer-to-home, more-local beer tasting with MAGIC
HAT out of Vermont. Renee used to come and she did an excellent job. Remember
her with her hat and glasses and always pins and buttons on them? Now we have a
" new " young man coming to pour and add his personality to the mix here at
Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits! This way we represent both the East Coast as
well as the West Coast. It's hard to plan a local wine-tasting here as everyone
is rushed for the 4th of July and many are traveling and many of the local
wineries have big events at their vineyards.

WE WILL HAVE TO try and do a tasting soon from the middle somewhere of our
country to include a broader range of our magnificent country. There are
wonderful products and people coming from each and every of our 50 states!

YESTERDAY WAS CANADA DAY - HAPPY CANADA DAY one-day late! ( I did cover this on
our Facebook page at : Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits : WE HAVE many great
Canadian customers here and are very thankful for that! Cheers to you all!  )
...and so we celebrated that, too : and I mentioned :   1)  NEIGE Premium
sparkling apple wine " Bubble " , $27.99,  7.5% alcohol by volume, at :
www.appleicewine.com ... that's perfect to cut through our heat and humidity
here in Washington D.C., as well as to CELEBRATE in a BIG WAY,  and the  2) CAVE
SPRING 2006 Riesling Estate-Bottled single-vineyard On Sale at $29.99 a bottle!
VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Penninsula, 11.5% alcohol by volume,  go to :
www.cavespring.ca for more info : ...   2 great splurges, TWO  real treats for

YESTERDAY MY WIFE & I treated ourselves to the new French movie called " Renoir
" that we both loved in French with English subtitles. It was spectacular on so
many levels, and we do highly recommend it. On the visual and the sound level :
two of our senses bather in this wonderful artistic period-piece in France's
countryside. You should all see it if you love art and France, it's food and
wine and other alcohols, too : as they are all covered here beautifully. The
sweep in one of the moments of the kitchen table with all the food on it : all
the fresh produce, the magnificent colors, the rabbit or the hare, ... see it in
preparation after our 4th in anticipation of France's Bastille Day on le 14
Juillet, 2013!

BEER SUGGESTIONS From Santos for the 4th :

1) " Elder Betty " Elderberry Weiss from MAGIC HAT Company  ( On Special for
$   , 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, 5.5% alcohol by volume, South Burlington,
Vermont, go to : magichat.net  for more info ) : " ... Our mysterious meritage
of time-honored ingredients harmonize with chaotic chemistry, humble patience ,
and blind faith to create this unique beer to share in the rousing company of
kindred spirits. Cheers! " Happy 4th of July everyone.

2) " Two-Hearted " Ale IPA  from BELL'S Brewery ( On Special for $11.99 a
6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, 7% alcohol by volume, go to : www.bellsbeer.com for
more info, from Comstock, MI 49053 ) : " An India Pale Ale style  well-suited
for adventurous trips to the Upper Peninsula. American malts and enormous hop
additions give this beer a crisp finish and an incredibly floral hop aroma ... "
PERFECT for this week and the 4th of July! Cheers.

3) " Belgian White " LONG TRAIL ... Take a Hike!  Belgian-style unfiltered
Wheat ( On Special starting TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 @ $6.99 a
6-pack, normally $8.99 a 6-pack , ) " ale brewed with sweet orange, bitter
orange, and coriander ... the soft notes of citrus and spice are topped with a
light fluffy head that finishes clean and crisp ." Sounds like a winner and
perfect for a grill this week! Will hold it's own with many grilled and barbecue
flavors and it's ON SALE, too! Cheers.

4) " Jockamo IPA " from ABITA Brewing, Abita Springs, Louisiana ( On
Special for $9.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, 6.5% alcohol by volume, go to :
www.abita.com for more info ) : " ... an American IPA brewed with pale, red and
caramel malts ... dry hopped with Willamette and Columbus hops. ... " Try some,
so popular, everyone seems to love ABITA!

5) " Zombie Killer " Cherry Cyser , An Apple-Honey Wine with Cherry Juice
added ( $9.99 a 500ml bottle, 6% alcohol by volume , produced and bottled by B.
NEKTAR, Ferndale, MI., go to : www.bnektar.com for more info, Gluten-Free ) "
Dedicated to the freaks and the geeks! What started as a top-secret experiment
with Michigan honey, cherries and apple cider became a viral epidemic.  ...
serve cold ... zombies hate the cold ... "

6) La DIVINE from St Landelin, imported from France ( $13.99, 8% alcohol by
volume, 1 Pt. 9.4% alcohol by volume, Moine Fondateur de L'Abbaye de Crespin,
Biere Doree, from Douai, France and Les Brasseurs de Gayant ) : try some, very
special, try it before the 14th of Juillet and load-up to celebrate later
Bastille Day! Cheers.


1) DH KRAHN Gin ( $32.99, 750ml bottle, from Mountain View, California, go
to : www.dhkrahn.com for more info ), batch distilled, 40% alcohol by volume,
100% neutral grain spirits : Follow the GIN CRAZE! Cheers!

2) BARR HILL Gin ( $24.99 for the 375ml bottle, Vermont, USA ) : tasted and
sold-out here this past Saturday. Made with Vermont honey and so smooth : the
sweet gin if there was such a thing : no bite, no burn, just churnin' cream!
What a lovely treat all by itself. They have found their nitch with this one.

3) MacGavin's Master Distiller's Collection SPEYSIDE Single Malt Scotch
Whisky ( On Special for $19.99 a 750ml bottle, Scotland ) : " Nose : Medium
sweet, quite fresh ... Taste : Mintiness fused with an injection of barley ...
Finish : Good length, refreshing and dry . " Try it : FABULOUS VALUE, very
limited supply at this SALE price. Get some ASAP!

4) " Hacienda Vieja " Tequila Blanco 100% de Agave ( On Special for $19.99
a bottle, 40% alcohol by volume , un tequila de Arandas, product of Mexico :
this price while supplies last! Get some ASAP!

5) " Hacienda Vieja " Tequila Reposado 100% de Agaves ( On Special for
$20.99 a bottle, made in Mexico ) : Again, these prices good while supplies last
and there is limited availability at this price.

WINE From Michel & Tony :



1) Chardonnay 2008 from CHATEAU BIANCA, Willamette Valley, Oregon On
Special for $9.99 : regularly $14.99. Only four cases available. Come get some
ASAP : Perfect 4th of July white : unoaked, flavorful, bright, fresh,

2) Chardonnay 2011 from CHATEAU JULIEN and the Monterey County region ( On
Special for $9.99 , 13.5% alcohol by volume ) : that buttery-smooth,
easy-drinking style that so many love.

3) " Riverside " 2011 Arroyo Seco & Monterey Chardonnay from J. LOHR
Estates ( $14.99, 13.5% alcohol by volume ) : that exotic, tropical fruit and
butter that goes to the edge but never over and is quite pleasing, bright, full
and a delight on one's palate - with or without food. Sip it slowly, let it

4) " Bay Mist " 2012 Monterey County White Riesling from the J. LOHR
Estates Winery ( $10.99, 12% alcohol by volume ) : that soft, full-forward fruit
that again is quite fruity and floral but never sweet or cloying. The more you
chill it the drier it will taste, the more it warms in the glass the softer and
rounder and more fragrant and fruity it tastes. Enjoy!

5) Unum Viognier 2011 from DEMOCRACY VINEYARDS' Monticello, Virgina
property ( $19.99, 13% alcohol by volume , Charlottesville, VA. ) : this is a
softer, rounder, fleshier, brighter, easier-to-sip Viognier that is floral but
not oaked or heavy : charming and refreshing! Perfect for this 4th of July!

6) " Declaration 2011 Reserve Monticello , Virginia dry blend for DEMOCRACY
VINEYARDS, a blend of 34% Chardonnay, 33% Viognier, and 33% Petit Manseng (
$19.99, 13% alcohol by volume , from Charlottesville, VA. ) : this dry white
blend is bolder, heartier, with more highs and lows, more angular flavors, more
punch and pith and sparks! It's a fine food wine for the 4th of July when all
the food is served! Hot off the grill, chilled to perfection in an ice chest ...

7) Asian Pear Wine from SUBARASHI KUDAMONO in Pennsylvania ( $17.99, 12%
alcohol by volume, www.wonderfulfruit.com ) : an off-dry, refreshing bright and
delightful wine using Asian pears grown in Pennsylvania. What a treat for this
4th of July!


1) Dry Rose 2012 from the BOXWOOD ESTATE Vineyard in Middleburg, Virginia (
$17.99, 13% alcohol by volume ), this dry rose blend of the Bordeaux grape
varieties is floral, fresh, brilliant, elegant, a lovely wine of subtlety and
flair and great taste and great, simple fashion, too : never overstated, a
treasure, really. Bravo.

2) " Chiquitta "  2011 Oregon Pinot Noir dry rose from LUMOS Wine Co. in
Oregon's Willamette Valley ( $22.99, 12.4% alcohol , go to : www.lumoswine.com
for more info ) : winemaker Dai tasted this with our customers here recently and
it's the perfect dry, robust, flavorful rose for meals that have been grilled or
that are well-seasoned and flavorful! Cheers.


1) 2010 Dolcetto dry red from the DUCHMAN Family Winery ( $19.99, This
medium-to-light-bodied red will be another delight for drinking before, during
and after the 4th of July barbecue and grill.

2) SHINDIG dry 2009  red blend of Pinot Noir, Merlot, and other grapes
from Michigan ( $18.99, 12% alcohol by volume ) is a delight to chill and serve
with all foods pretty much : complements so many flavors and tastes as it is
developed and flavorful and really toasty dark berried in fruits now. Limited
quantities, get some before it's all gone!

3) " Wildflower " 2011 dry indigenous grape Valdiguie from the J. LOHR
Estates Winery , Monterey, CA. ( $10.99, 12.5% alcohol by volume ) : they
thought for years that this was the Gamay grape. No it's the Valdiguie grape :
and this vintage may be the very best yet EVER! I have enjoyed the same bottle
from Wednesday through Monday and it never suffered : it's been a delight each
day! I poured the last of it down my throat yesterday and it was perfect chilled
and so bright and toasty dark berry-cherry flavors for a hot and muggy time like
now! Cheers.

4) 100% Chambourcin 2011  the " Suffrage " from Monticello, Virginia from
DEMOCRACY VINEYARDS ( $19.99, 13% alcohol from Charlottesville, VA. ) : this
medium-to-light-bodied dry red is fresh and really pleasing and so agreeable
with this hot and humid weather, Chill 30 minutes and enjoy! A delight :
reFRESHing ...

5) " Velvet Revolution " 2011 Reserve dry Virginia blend from Monticello
and the DEMOCRACY VINEYARDS : a blend of 25% Caberent Franc, 25% Chambercin, 25%
Merlot and 25% Petit Verdot ( $19.99, 13% alcohol by volume ) : a bit fuller
though made from young vines this is lighter and brighter and more fruit-forward
than past vintages. Tasty, perfect again, chill slightly 30 minutes.

6) Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 from the JOSH CELLARS, blended and bottled by
JOSEPH CARR ( $14.99, 14.1% alcohol by volume , www.joshcellars.com ) : we liked
the " unique " qualities of this wine with an olive tone that is unmistakable
and fun and great to pair with meals like this 4th of July!

7) BOE Brooklyn Oenology 2010 Social Club Red Merlot Blend from the North
Fork of Long Island ( $19.99, 13.2% alcohol by volume ), this is a nice toasty,
roasted coffee and dark chocolate flavor that is hard to resist, charming -
pulls - DRAGS you in ... for more info go to : www.brooklynoenology.com. Cheers.
Medium-bodied ...

8) Norton 2010 from the STONE HILL Winery estate bottled Hermann, MO. (
$22.99, 13.2% alcohol by volume, established 1847, from Missouri, go to :
www.stonehillwinery.com ) : taste some of the original Norton indigenous dry red
from the United States. This wine ROCKS, it's amazing, su flavorful, so
appealing, so balanced, enjoy it with a meal that is grilled or well-seasoned :
YOU WILL LOVE THIS - perfect for this heat and humidity, and so American!
Nothing - no grape variety is more American than the Norton, and on top of that
this wines is stunning! It's a thrill, a treat, a grand mouthful! Highly

9) " Mangus " Dry Red Blend from ARIZONA STRONGHOLD in Cochise County,
Arizona ( $28.99 , 14.5% alcohol by volume, www.AZstronghold.com ) : a dry and
delightful and very pleasing medium-to-lighter-bodied red blend of 69%
Sangiovese, 13% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon , 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet
Franc. Highly recommended.

10) Gamay Noir 2011 from Ribbon Ridge, this Biodynamic Gamay Noir from
Oregon's BRICK HOUSE ( $38.99, 13.5% alcohol by volume, www,brickhousewines.com,
Newberg, OR. 97132 ) : wow, this is a wonder to hold on one's tongue and lips
and palate : charming and like the vineyard at night when no one is watching and
all is alive and real and fresh and animated!

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY 3-Part  Sake/ Port / Sherry / Marsala / Still-Wine SALE :

1) BUY ANY bottle non-sparkling wine over $20 a bottle and SAVE 20% OFF the
marked sticker price.
2) BUY ANY 6 or more bottle of non-sparkling wine and save 15% OFF the
marked sticker prices.
3) BUY ANY 12 or more bottles and SAVE 20% OFF the marked sticker prices.

ASSORT these items and SAVE BIG tomorrow, Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013. Call
us if you cannot come, or respond to this email : 202-363-4265  : Michel or Tony
( me ) will be happy to help you. Cheers.


Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 ( 6-9PM )  : with Ashleigh

1) J. LOHR  Part-One Wine-Tasting, California wines
2) MAGIC HAT Vermont Beer-Tasting.

Friday, July 5th, 2013 ( 5-8PM ) : Ashley returns for Part Two
1) J. Lohr California Wine-Tasting

Saturday, July 6th, 2013 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Nolan Hale here to taste an
assortment of his excellent California wines like the SEAN THACKERY Paso Robles
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, $16.99, ... SARAH'S VINEYARD Central Coast Pinot Noir,
$22.99, CA., ... Perle LA BASTIDE 2012 dry French slight-sparkle dry white
Mauzac from Gaiilac, southwest France, $10.99, and the Cremant D'Alscace French
sparkling dry white blend, $19.99 from BARTHE RENE Brut in anticipation of
France's Bastille Day on the 14th of Juillet!

JOIN US, NEVER any charge!

I AM SURE I HAVE FORGOTTEN many things but time to proof and post this now.
Cheers, Happy 4th of July everyone! Thanks for everything!  TONY

Please visit our website below for more information, events and specials, and
our calender of wine tastings!


If you have any orders, suggestions or questions, you may e-mail us at
[2]sales@clevelandparkwine.com or call (202) 363-4265.


1. http://www.clevelandparkwine.com/

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