Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Anthony Quinn Talked Beer, Cider , Wine, Life, Art, Local On September 18th, 2013, Tuesday, Martes Con Gentes Avec Nos Clientele DE On : Gotham Wine, Simi Wine, Ch. De Valcombe, Indomita, Neckenmarkt, Blaufrankisch, El Cortijillo, Arizona Stronghold, Chanarmuyo Argentina, Line 39 CA Wine, Estrella Galicia Reserva Cervesa, Schlafly Reserve Barleywine-style Ale 2011, & Much More!

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GRAY OUTSIDE, torrential rains? stock up!

WE HAVE THE STORE STOCKED and we are stoked to get you here and inside where you
may escape this afternoon's downpour of rain from the heavily-burdened skies
that, too have their own burdens and situations to resolve through a natural
course of events. There's a harmony, a sense to it and we just have to be
mindful today as we leave our offices with umbrellas at the-ready to shield us
from such sudden and torrential-like downpours.

RELAX, ESCAPE inside our warm and bright and welcoming store. I will give you
today plenty to read before you leave to interest and catch your attentions so
that you will be thinking about what and how much to buy of whatever is
recommended here by Michel, Ravi, Santos and me, Tony.

RAVI JUST SHOWED ME a " new " SMIRNOFF " Iced Cake "-flavored vodka ( On Special
for $13.99, 750ml bottle, 30% alcohol by volume, triple-distilled, filtered ten
times, www.DRINKiQ.com ) that makes me wonder how it tastes with the white icing
displayed on the label? Does it need to be enjoyed with a slice of cake to be
really appreciated? You all will have to try some and share your impressions
with us. Cheers.


AS I WALKED OUR AISLES I spotted immediately a bottle of the Kentucky Straight
Bourbon Whiskey JOHNNY DRUM , an " Old Fashioned Sour Mash handmade in Kentucky
" ( $16.99, 43% alcohol by volume, 86 Proof, Bardstown, Nelson County, KY, ).
This is made in small quantities to ensure " the finest quality possible in our
family tradition ". Johhny Drum. We need to get Johhny now to come here and
taste it with you all. That would be a treat. We will make some calls, you just
never know?

LUXARDO Cherry Liqueur  -

KAY CAME BY THIS WEEKEND asking if we had any Cherry Sangue Morlacco liqueur
from LUXARDO? I asked her to repeat what she was asking for as I had never heard
of it or seen it. I asked Ravi and he told us that we did, in fact have some and
told us where to look. Kay later told me that she had had a drink with it over
at DINO ristorante a few store fronts down from us. I will have to go over and
chat with the bartender there and ask him more so that I may share it with you
here. On Special for $20.99, 30% alcohol by volume, LUXARDO started in 1821.
www.luxardo.it, from Torreglia ( Padova ) Italy. I see on the back a recipe for
the LUXARDO SLING : one-quarter Cherry LUXARDO, one-half gin, one-quarter
grapefruit juice. Shake well in a shaker, serve in a tumbler filled with ice and
top with soda. Cheers.


Sweet Tea Flavored Vodka & Bourbon Whiskey from JEREMIAH WEED Southern Style (
On Special for $15.99, 35% alcohol by volume, www.jeremiahweed.com ). This
should give it a whole " new " dimension with the bourbon whiskey. Any of you
tried it yet? Please do respond to this email and share your impressions. We
would love to hear from you all.

...  thunder storms and damaging winds turn into a tornado watch ...

ORANGE LIQUEUR From Martinique -

LIQUEUR D'ORANGE( Orange Liqueur, $25.99, 40% alcohol by volume, Domaine de
l"Acajou , Le Francois . Martinique. owned by same family that grows and makes
this since 1887, www.rhumelement.com ) CLEMENT Creole Shrubb : " A vibrant
orange liqueur produced according to a historic Creole recipe dating back
several hundred years. Creole Shrubb is a blend of white rum and aged rum
infused with bitter orange peels and Creole spices that have been slowly brewed
with pure sugarcane syrup in oak casks ".

Barleywine-Style Ale, 2011 -

Barleywine-Style Ale 2011 from SCHLAFLY , the SCHLAFLY RESERVE Ale Aged On Oak (
$13.99 a 1 Pt. 9.4 Fluid Ounce bottle, 10.2% alcohol by volume, brewed and
bottled by The Saint Louis Brewery, Inc. in Saint Louis, Missouri,
www.schlafly.com ) : " This Barleywine-style ale was aged on oak, adding a
nutty, roasty-flavor to the sweet bready character of the ale. This 2011 will
age well for several years but is ready to drink now. Enjoy it with spicy dishes
and grilled meats- especially game-to bring out its best flavors. "  Turn the
bottle upside down and look at the bottom where the white sticker sez : "
Bottled with love on 5  0812 ). I like that.

Imported Brown Ale -

Original Belgian Abbey Ale / Brune-Brown from the ABBAYE DE ABBEY of LEFFE ( On
Special for $9.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, since 1240, 6.5% alcohol by
volume, from Belgium ) : " Enjoy this delicious Leffe Brown with its sweet
caramel yet bitter taste - puissante et savoureuse / powerful and full of taste
". Drink before 10/22/13. Cheers. How many of you already have tried this? What
are your thoughts? Next time you come share some of them with us.

Triple Beer/ Ale ?!? Doesn't Say!!!!

Bete Blanche Tripel from ELYSIAN ( On Special for $11.99 a 6-pack of 12 ounce
bottles, 7.4% alcohol by volume, brewed and bottled by Elysian Brewing Company,
Inc in Seattle, Washington , www.elysianbrewing.com ) : " A twist on the French
expression " Bette Noire ", Bete Blanche is extremely drinkable, blonde and
somewhat treacherous. ALE 7.4% alcohol by volume ". There it is, the one word
ALE on the whole bottle, it's an ale!!! Enjoy. Made with German Northern, Brewer
and Styrian Goldings, with pale malts and special Belgian candy sugar. Cheers.

Spanish Beer -

1906 Reserva Especial Cervesa from ESTRELLA GALICIA ( On Special for $12.99 a
6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, 6.5% alcohol by volume, www.estrellagalicia.es ) : "
Culmina una tradicion cervecera uiniciada en el ano 1906 con una cervesa ideal
para los que prefieren un sabor y caracter mas acentuado. Su elaboracion se
realiza a partir de maltas tostadas y lupulos aromaticos equilibrandose tras
unaguarda prolongada hasta alcanzar su especial color , aroma y sabor ". Sounds
so good in Spanish. How many of you understand this? If not come on by and
Santos will translate it for you. Cheers.

20% OFF 3-Part Still-Wine SALE :

1) BUY any non-sparkling wine over $20 - SAVE 20% OFF the marked sticker
price, whether On Special or not.

2) BUY 6 or more bottles of any non-sparkling wine at any price ( whether
On Special or not ) and SAVE 15% OFF the marked sticker prices.

3) BUY any 12 bottles ( assorted, or the same, On Special or not, at any
price ) and SAVE 20% OFF the marked sticker prices.

THESE 3 parts above include also : sake, port, marsala, madeira : so you
may mix things together and get a wider range of whatever you may need.
- You have many choices, many possibilities here.
- Have fun with your selections.
- Let us help you.
- Buy some " known " items and some that are really " new and exciting " to
- Have something " new " to share.
- Treat yourselves.
- You may owe someone a special gift that did something that really helped
you our and that you really appreciated?!?!
- YOU WANT TO BE PREPARED for today's " Tornado Watch " in case the weather
was really bad later today  and you are all off on tomorrow, Wednesday!
- You just want to be proactive and prepared for anything - and you like to
have some " goodies ".

MICHEL & TONY'S Wine Selections : we have recently tasted some really fine wines


1) LINE 39 Lake County, California Sauvignon Blanc ( $9.99, 13.5% alcohol
by volume , www.line39wines.com ). It's really focused, fresh, not heavy or
alcoholic and a delight to sip. Cheers!

2) White Burgundy / Bourgogne Blanc 100% Chardonnay 2011 " Clos De La
Perriere " MONOPOLE ( means it all come from one vineyard site and is not
blended with many - this is rare in a simply-delicious white Burgundy like this
).  It comes from the DOMAINE DE LA CREA ( $19.99, 12.5% alcohol, nice and low )
and drinks beautifully with a really fine bouquet, too. What a lovely treat and
at a really lovely price, too. Claude Thibaut of his own Virginia sparkling
selected this for Margaux & Company.

3) " Mandala 2010 American White Table Wine ( $24.99. 13.5% alcohol by
volume ) is a blend I believe of both California and Arizona grapes, made by
STRONGHOLD Vineyards. Made together by Maynard James Keenan and Eric Glomski ,
www.azstronghold.com. Flavorful, rich, good complexity and a really fine wine to
pair with many foods. If you follow music by the group Tool then you need to try
some of this. Cheers.

4) Viognier 2011 La Rioja, Argentina of CHANARMUYO Estate Chamas Honnorat
Family Wines ( $11.99 a bottle, 13.5% alcohol by volume , www.chanarmuyo.com.ar
) is a fuller, drier, more nut and honey-accented wine that is creamy on the
palate with more lovely viscosity. It's a GREAT FOOD wine as it will make you
hungry by the fourth or fifth sip. Medium-to-light-bodied, this is a pleasure to
drink with your meal. We had it open this weekend and it was well-received by
most. Buy some of it along with the dry red Malbec that we sell for $10.99 a
bottle. Cheers.


1) Spanish Tempranillo 2011 from EL CORTIJILLO ( On Special for $5.99,
12.5% alcohol by volume, from Spain's La Mancha region ) is drinking beautifully
and we are almost out within days so I have just ordered more for tomorrow's
delivery. This wine is worth buying by the case. It's flavorful, got good spice
and is best with food and represents a GREAT DEAL today! Medium-to-light-bodied
- nice.

2) Blue Frank or BLAUFRANKISH 2008 dry red Austrian red from the Burgenland
region ( On Special for $8.99 a bottle, 13% alcohol by volume, from NECKENMARKT
) from the Mittelburgenland area : earthy, peppery, spicy, a bit gritty with
good " grip " and mouth-feel - this medium-to-light-bodied dry red should be
chilled twenty-five minutes and served with some flavorful foods so that both
will shine together. GREAT DEAL, get some while you still can! It will sell
quickly at this price once you all try it.

3) Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2010 from Chile's Casablanca Valley by INDOMITA
( $11.99, 13.5% alcohol by volume, ) , this Pinot noir has really good flavors,
is balanced and with some really refreshing toasty-berry flavors, accents of
spice and so bright, too. Medium-to-light-bodied - really very special for the
$12 a bottle.

4) Costieres de Nimes Rhone-Style dry red 2009 ( great vintage! $13.99, 14%
alcohol by volume, from CHATEAU DE VALCOMBE, www.chateaudevalcombe.com ) is a
medium-bodied, tasty food-friendly spicy dry red blend of 70% Syrah and 30%
Grenache. It's got just the right mouth-feel, focus and flesh to make it taste
so good immediately. Cheers.

5) " Trellis " from BOXWOOD Vineyard in Middleburg, VA., this 2010 is made
from younger vines and a blend of Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot ( $21.99 a
bottle, 13.8% alcohol by volume, was mostly sold at the Tasting Room till now ),
this is less-expensive and readier to drink than either the BOXWOOD  " Topiary "
Right Bank Bordeaux-style or the BOXWOOD " Boxwood "  Left Bank Bordeaux-style

6) 2008 Alexander Valley , California Cabernet Sauvignon from SIMI
Vineyards ( $24.99, 13.5% alcohol by volume, www.simiwinery.com, Geyserville, )
is beautifully-balanced with polish, elegance, subtlety, refinement. It's
medium-to-light-bodied and a real treat. You can sip it, so stylish. Michel and
I do not have enough time to tell you all the good things we find in this 2008
SIMI. We bought lots, that there should tell you enough to fill a whole chapter
in a book!


Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 ( All Day Long ) : Our 3-Part
Still/Non-Sparkling Wine-SALE. Go back to read about that above.

Friday, September 21st, 2012 ( 5-8PM ) : We have owner Bruce of GOTHAM
Vineyards that produces wines from the Barossa  like the 2008 Shiraz, $18.99 ;
and like the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $19.99 from the McLaren Vale  : and the
Langhorn Creek  regions, too. Bruce and Kate his daughter ( both have been here
tasting with our customers ) also produce the less-expensive line called the
WINE MEN of GOTHAM. WE currently have some of the Chardonnay/ Semillon dry white
blend that we sell for $8.99 a bottle. Come taste a selection here this Friday
from 5-8PM and get a bottle or more signed as gifts. Cheers.

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Nolan of Mondo Vino
Imports here to taste some excellent dry Muscat from France, a dry Chardonnay
Italian Milanese white blend and many more. WE are still deciding for the others
but already have some good ideas.
JOIN US. NEVER any charge. Everyone always welcome.

I AM SURE I HAVE FORGOTTEN MANY THINGS : sorry! But it's time to post this
email. Sorry that our web page is still down. It got hacked as it is on the Go
Daddy site and we will have it up and running once again in another week I
believe? Stay-tuned for that. In the meantime much of the information can be
found on our Facebook at : Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits site, as well as you
can follow us on Twitter. Thanks for everything!

IT'S RAINING NOW here and everyone is coming in wet, some of you got stuck here
when it really rained recently. I hear that it's pouring in northern Virginia,
too as a neighbor that walks our dog called to fill me in a few minutes ago.
Stay dry and safe.

DON'T FORGET TOMORROW, Wednesday our Big 3-Part Still-non-sparkling wine SALE.

ALSO : We deliver so call us at : 202-363-4265 and we will get whatever you want
over to you here in our neighborhood. We only deliver in Washington D.C.

LET US KNOW what we may do to better assist you?

NEED HELP PLANNING an event? I just did one a few minutes ago for Gene that said
we came recommended as he left with a smile on his face and almost three cases
of wine, too!


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.


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