Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Anthony Quinn, Artist, Poet, Portrait-Sketcher, Wine-People-Food-Lover-Waxes Poetic For Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits On TRE MONTI, PIETRAVENTOSA, Portuguiser Red From Serbia, HAGAFEN Kosher & Mevushal Wines Of California, Rosh Hashana, Domaine De Tariquet Wines, Bas Armagnac, Herve Gantier Of The Domaine Saint-Eugenie In Corbieres, France, $ So Much More!

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Wines For Rosh Hashana, Hagafen  free wine-Tasting here tomorrow 5-8PM with

Beers like messiah from hebrew, the chosen beer, is here, too : On special
for $10.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles ...

liquors like our french cognac vs Kosher 4 Passover from dupoy, since 1852
here as well, $52.99

IT SURE WAS beautiful here this past Labor Day weekend. WE hope you
all enjoyed your time with family and friends at home or in the mountains
or at the beach, hiking, biking, camping, sailing, cruising, drifting,
wandering ... :

" Excuse me while I kiss the sky ", as Jimi Hendricks sang so many glorious
moons ago, or ... :

" A child got up to wonder ... " sang Joni Mitchell , again so many
glorious sunsets and sunrises ago ...

HOPE YOU ALL RELAXED, I know I did, my family did, too : so wonderful.
What a gift, what a treat. And the weather was amazing as well.

HAPPY  Rosh Hashana, it's coming next Monday the 14th! We are hosting
tomorrow here a tasting of some of California's fine kosher wines, those of
HAGAFEN Winery. Here tomorrow with Ben Jardot from 5-8PM. Join us, it is
free. All the bottles will also be 20% Off tomorrow so you can treat
yourselves if you choose for Rosh Hashana.

WE JUST ALSO RECEIVED 3 Israeli kosher reds for you all to enjoy this
Rosh Hashana :


1) Reserve Tigra 2009 dry red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot,
On Special for $32.99, regularly $39.99, kosher for Passover, from Kitron
in Galilee, with 14% alcohol by volume, a night harvest, hand-picked
grapes, and also 14 months in oak barrels, quite full and rich and forward
in the flavors that are mature and open now.

2) Reserve 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Single Vineyard , On Special for
$32.99, regularly $39.99 a bottle,  hand-picked grapes, also a night
harvest, and 14 months in oak barrels, with 14% alcohol by volume, this is
heartier, more robust and big than the blend, a bit more intense as well, a
fine food wine that has opened now very well and with a meal with shine!

ALSO : From RAMAT NAFTALY Winery  ...

1) Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, On Special for $28.99 a
bottle, with 15.5% alcohol by volume, with 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10%
Merlot, from the Golan Heights, in Galilee, Israel, go to for more info :
www.ramonnaftaly.com , Moshav Ramot Naftaly, made by Yitzhak Cohen, a
lovely silk and brightness and delectable balance of smooth cream flavors
that please and lull and rock and delight one and one's palate! A special
treat, tasted it here this past Wednesday with Mayer and Maya our New York


ALSO A REAL DRY SPELL, almost a drought and my lawn has some brown spots,
something I cannot recall in many years. I mowed it anyway as we were
having guests for Sunday night and it sure did look nice freshly-mowed even
though it was a bit browner than usual. I also weeded and so the front and
back yards looked pretty grand if I do say so myself.

I ENJOYED SOME CLONTARF 1014 Irish Whiskey Classic Blend Triple Distilled,
$19.99, on Saturday night after a busy week and an equally busy Saturday
here. As I told my neighbor it the beautiful night that awakened me and
refreshed me. So did the taste of this CLONTARF : flavorful, just enough
fire and flame and liquid energy to keep things flowing smoothly on a
near-perfect night where there were no mosquitoes, a cooling and gentle
breeze, some stars out, just a few, perfect, and it was a great way to
wind-down, smile, relax and feel one with nature and one's natural self.

WE ALSO ENJOYED the TIERRAS Tequila Blanco made from 100% Agave, USDA
Organic, $36.99, 40% alcohol by volume, blended with fresh lime and lemon
juices to make a refreshing Sunday night mixed drink to enjoy around the
fire I built in our fire pit on our deck out back that was ready to burn
brightly as the cooling effects of the TIERRAS Blanco Tequila soothed and
cheered us all after a grilled meal and lively, bright, animated
conversation, laughs and many smiles, too. It was something my son created
for us as he had learned it from a class in the Big Apple on Mixology and
the Art Of Mixed Drinks. I give him and the drink an A+, and this TIERRAS
Blanco is very special indeed. Eddie Ofori introduced it here to us several
years ago. Thank you Eddie.


1) ' Endless River ' Kolsch-Style Ale from MOTHER EARTH, On Special
for $12.99 a 6-pack, 4.9% alcohol by volume, : " A clean, crisp beer,
Kolsch offers a very slight fruity flavor and aroma. It is light gold in
color., with a delicate head. This light-bodied beer appeals to nearly
everyone who samples it./ Expect to enjoy a slight tang in the finish. "

2) Oak Aged India Pale Ale ' RUMBLE ' from the GREAT DIVIDE BREWING
CO. in Denver, Colorado, On Special for $11.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce
bottles, : " RUMBLE IPA is an American IPA with subtle nuances. Brewed with
heavy handed additions of Pacific Northwest hops, this beer is gently aged
in French and American oak resulting in a wonderful balance of bitterness,
caramel sweetness, vanilla, and undertones of pine and citrus. " They say :
" Great Minds Drink Alike." Interesting idea?!? Maybe true, ...

3) Chocolate Sombrero Mexican-style chocolate stout by CLOWN SHOES, On
Special for $9.99 a 4-pack of 12-ounce bottles, with 9% alcohol by
volume... come try some! Fun!!!

4) Clementine White Ale from CLOWN SHOES BEER, $8.99 a 4-pack of
12-ounce bottles, with 9% alcohol by volume,  ... more to experience, more
to discover and fall in love with! Try some while we have it, you never
know, may sell out quickly?!?

LIQUEUR - LIQUOR From Jagir & Malkit :

1) Irish Cream Liqueur from BRADY'S, $11.99, 750ml bottle : what a
screaming great deal!

2) Summer Cup Fruit & Herb Cordial from NEW COLUMBIA Distillers ,
$30.99 a bottle, with 32.4alcohol by volume, ... this is distilled by the
distillers of GREEN HAT gin.

3) In Gin We Trust PROHIBITION DISTILLERY " Bootlegger ' 21 New York
Gin, 94 proof, On Special for $32.99 a 750ml bottle, Product of NY The
Empire State ... distilled from 100% American Corn ... a real treat! Come
try some.

4) Vodka with BISON GRASS added, from BAK'S Zubrowka, $26.99 a 750ml
bottle, 40% alcohol by volume, : " Rich in authenticity with an intriguing
flavor." A classic that we sell when it is available to us.

5)  Rum Dark , handcrafted Small Batch from the MT. DEFIANCE
Distillery, $39.99 a bottle, 40% alcohol by volume, from Middleburg,
Virginia. Tasty, tender fire and flame and heat and warmth in a style that
mellows and gets silkier as you sip it slowly! A treat, my great neighbors
in Virginia brought it to my attention three months ago when they asked me
if I had ever heard about it? " No. " was my answer, and they sampled me on
it, and here it is now.

6) Rum white handcrafted, small batch from MT. DEFIANCE Distillery, in
Middleburg, VA. $32.99, for a 750ml bottle, also quite tasty and as your
tongue gets used to the flavors they mellow and expand and include you in
their circle of influence! How is that for a description?!? True, try some.
Cheers, DRINK LOCAL when you can. Thanks Aleks, Gregory and Kate for
introducing these to me three or four months ago!

Four Bitters From FREI BROTHERS :

1) Lemon Bitters < $7.99 for a 5 Fl. Oz bottle,
2) Aztec Chocolate Bitters , $7.99 for a  5 Fl. Oz bottle,
3) Orange Bitters West Indies, $7.99, 5 Fl. Oz bottle
4) Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters, $12.99, 5 Fl. Oz bottle

FUN & Exciting! Add them to your bars!

Come save here tomorrow!

ALSO : Come Taste HAGAFEN KOsher California wines tomorrow and SAVE with
Ben : Chard, Sauv. Blanc, Pinot Noir and also Cabernet Sauvignon! Cheers
Free Tasting , everyone always welcome! Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits

1) BUY ANY Still Wine over $20 a bottle and SAVE 20% OFF the marked sticker
2) BUY SIX or MORE bottles of still/ non-sparkling wine and SAVE 15% OFF
the marked sticker prices.
3) BUY TWELVE OR MORE still/ non-sparkling wines ( except for VEUVE
CLICQUOT and MOET & CHANDON ) and SAVE 20% OFF the marked sticker prices.
INCLUDED are Port, Sherry, Madeira, Marsala and Sake.
Have fun, get more of what you want this way. spread out your experiences,
SAVE , SAVE, SAVE MORE @ CP WINES! Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits : Cheers!

WINES From Chris & Michael :

1) Macabeo 2014 slightly frizzante Spanish dry white grape
traditionally used to make Spanish cavas, On Special for $8.99, I used a
bottle this Sunday and Katie and Alan loved it! That is good enough for me.
I like it, too!

2) ' The Game ' MASTERMIND 2013 Chardonnay from Australia, from our
friends at GOTHAM I believe we get this delightful Chardonnay, and it is On
Special for $8.99 a bottle, with 13% alcohol by volume, and drinking
beautifully now, a real treat.

3) A dry red blend of the Garnacha and the Syrah grapes, by VINA
COLLADO , a 2014, $8.99 a bottle, with 14% alcohol by volume, chill this 30
minutes and enjoy this fruit-forward, medium-to-light-bodied red blend by
itself and will many warm-weather meals, grilled or not. Cheers.

4) ' The Game ' MASTERMIND 2013 Shiraz, On Special for $8.99,
regularly $10.99 a bottle : a delightful Aussie wine to enjoy now all by
itself or with a meal. It has flavor, taste, balance and is really quite

5) Pinot Noir Central Valley, Chile, from CASA MATEO, On Special for
$9.99 a bottle, with 13% alcohol by volume, Estebe Salgado the owner of
Tradewinds Specialty Imports was just mentioning that he had poured this
while I was away on vacation and how well it had done. I have not tried it
yet, but he and Chris and many of you loved it!

6) ' Le Clos ' Millesime 2013 from the CHATEAU SAINT- EUGENIE in
Corbieres, France, a dry red blend of 45% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon,
20% Carignan, and 20% Grenache is from our dear and great French friend
Herve Gantier, and we love selling this entry-level, delicious, flavorful,
fruit-forward, exciting red wine from the Corbieres region of southwest

7)  ' Classic ' Cotes Du Gascogne dry white wine from the family
Grassa, from the DOMAINE DU TARIQUET, $10.99 a bottle, dry, clean, crisp,
lively, energized, a real intensity and jolt of flavors that keeps
reverberating and stimulating and pleasing and fully pleasuring, nice, with
only 10.5% alcohol by volume, so perfect for today's heat and humidity,
come get some ASAP!

8) ' Agrina ' Portuguiser dry red from Serbia that tastes like fresh
strawberries, cranberries and pomegranates, all slightly pressed and dried,
wonderful, engaging, unique, medium-to-lighter-bodied, chill 30 minutes and
enjoy by itself and with almost all foods, whether inside or outdoors, a
delight, different, unique, a great conversation wine, $13.99. We had it
open here this weekend on Saturday with our importer Aleks from his own
Balkan Wine Project. What a wonderful and unique treat, love it.


Wednesday,  September 9th, 2015 ( free-tasting always ) : We have our
kosher California HAGAFEN Wine-Tasting with Ben Jardot from 5-8PM with two
whites and two reds : Sauvignon Blanc and also Chardonnay, and the two reds
of Pinot Noir and also Cabernet Sauvignon. What fun, how smooth, how silky,
velvety, delightful, rounded orbs of liquid grapes in all their innocence
and purity and freshness-brightness : WOW : love them, really I do! Come
taste here tomorrow with Ben.

Friday, September 11th, 2015 , 5-8PM, : We welcome back Julien Ducos
here to taste all his Vegan-friendly dry white from the DOMAINE DE
TARIQUET, along with his Bas-Armagnac, too. What a great treat this will
be. Cheers!

Saturday, September 12th, 2015 ( 5-8PM ) :

We have Robert Kennedy back to taste some of his superb Italian wines from
his ...
1) PALTRINIERI white Lambrusco, $14.49 a bottle, a fresh sparkling
brightness that is refreshing and totally unique, and not to be missed ...

2) to his TRE MONTI 2011 Sangiovese Riserva Oriolo from owner/winemaker
Vittorio, $23.99,so bright, so lively, so lively in acidity, a real lovely
jolt - many jolts - of exuberant Sangiovese grapes ready to escape their
bottle confines ..

3) to his Est Rosa dry Primitivo rose 2013 from the PIETRAVENTOSA Winery
and made by Marianna and her family, On Special for $18.99 a bottle, down
from $21.99, and a FABulous rich and textured dry and full rose, ... and
introducing the ...  to his ...

4) Sudtirol Eisacktaler Sylvaner 2013 from KUEN HOF, Italian dry white made
with the Sylvaner grape, $42.99 a bottle, with 14.5% alcohol by volume,
what a bracing , a racing and energized, lively and bristling and brash and
blasting-in-a-Great-Way dry white from northern Italy : a real wonder. Love
it ...

WOW,  TIME TO POST THIS, thanks for everything, call us at : 202-363-4365
to place orders and deliveries.

THANKS for everything, really appreciate your support.

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