Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Happy Halloween This Saturday, Oct. 31st, 2015 With Doug Fabbioli Of FABBIOLI CELLARS & Mark Feder of NORTH GATE Winery Here From 2-6PM To Taste Their Fine Virginia Leesburgh Wines With You, An Old Store Email Here To Enjoy From Tuesday, Oct. 31st, 2012! Wow!

Cleveland Park Wine 0Cleveland Park Beer, Liquor & Wine
Featuring a wide, international selection of fine wines, micro-brews and spirits
BOO! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! It's Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

HOPE EVERYONE can envoy Halloween later today. It's not raining and that's
good. Hope also that most Halloween decorations survived intact for tonight
when the dark will allow all that's spooky to fully reveal itself!

WE HAVE PLENTY of creepy things to enjoy while you receive all the
trick-or-treaters or while you yourselves go trick-or-treating. Come in and
share your stories with us. I can tell you that many moons ago I was an
excellent trick-or-treater and come home with lots of booty, something that I
still smile about and am quite proud of.

SO : JOIN US TONIGHT and call us, too as TODAY is our weekly 3-Part SALE DAY

1) BUY ANY Still/Non-Sparkling Wine over $20 and SAVE 20% OFF the marked
sticker price, even if it is already On Special.
2) BUY ANY 6 or more still/non-sparkling wines and SAVE 15% OFF the marked
sticker prices.
3) BUY ANY 12 or more bottles and SAVE 20% OFF the marked sticker prices.
This includes all our sake, port, marsala, madeira, box wines, all size
bottles of non-sparkling wines as well. Assort the bottles and SAVE BIG here at
Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits and drink well today and tonight - Halloween. You
save big and can drink really well tonight while you receive the
trick-or-treaters! Sounds like a win-win proposition to me : everyone wins big
here at Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits.

HURRICANE SANDY was kinder to us than we were made to believe and for that
we are all thankful I am sure. We lost our electricity at our home on Monday
night at 8PM and decided to play the game Apples To Apples at our dining room
table with flashlights, candles and some excellent wine. It was fun, it reminded
me of a time when there were no electronics practically.

WE DID HAVE our friend Barry's radio that operated on batteries and it crackled
and sputtered and spoke to us pretty clearly most of the time and served at that
moment as our lifeline to the outside world. Imagine that?!? Our electricity did
not come on again until the next day in the late afternoon. As I drove to work
on Tuesday morning I reminded myself how lucky we were ( not up North
unfortunately ) that Hurricane Sandy had hit further north up our coast.

SHARE YOUR HURRICANE SANDY stories with us. We were happy to be here for you all
as many of you were off for four days. It must be hard to return today after
four days' off? What did you do? What fun things did you discover/ share /
enjoy? Hopefully the positive events outweighed any negative ones? ANYWAY : when
you come next be sure and share some of your stories with Michel and Tony ( me

I WENT TO THE STUDIO THEATRE and was quite literally blown away by the stage
adaptation of The Invisible Man written and published in 1952. I found it still
quite relevant today and I was able to meet and chat with both one of the male
actors called Brother Jack that did a great job, and also a young black female
understudy living in Columbia, Maryland. They both had really interesting things
to say and it was a great experience for me to share my thoughts with them, too.
They were both so positive and so happy to have been involved with this stage

I LOVED IT and blogged about it at my site if any of you
want to read it. I was impressed with all the effort and work that went into
this stage production : ten fine actors playing multiple roles and the staging,
lighting, the set and all the old film clips, etcetera : brilliant and too much
to absorb in one viewing. I could easily have returned to see it another one or
two times : that's how good it was. As many of you know our customer Vince Brown
is very responsible for bringing all of this into our loves and we are thankful
to Vince. Thanks Vince, you are the best.

I DID NOT DRINK ANY WINE at the Studio Theatre : they had some but I did not
have enough time. Instead I gulped down a soda as I was tired on this Sunday
evening before Hurricane Sandy really hit our shores. It was interesting to see
how full the theater was : people did not stay away even with the rain beginning
and the real threat of Sandy ... I was pleased, however to see that wine was
offered. It was good wine, too from Australia : from the YALUMBA group, a red
and a white as I recall. All good.

BEER From Santos Rivera :

1) Miles Davis' Bitches Brew ( we only got one case! , On Special for
$10.99, 1 Pt. 9.4Fl. Oz alcohol by volume, 9% alcohol by volume, brewed and
bottled by DOGFISH HEAD CRAFT Brewery, Inc.  in Milton, Deleware, ) is an ale brewed with honey and gesho. Try some, be quick! It
will sell fast.

2) Organic Han-Crafted Fruit Ale : APRICOT - from SAM'L SMITH ( On Special
for $6.49 a 1 Pt. 2.7Fl. Oz bottle, product of England, USDA Organic certified,
Melbourn Brothers, ) is an ale with apricot juice and
natural flavors. Cheers.

3)  2 IPA'S From BALLAST POINT Brewing & Spirits  :

a) IPA " Sculpin " India Pale Ale  ( On Special for $15.99 a 6-pack of
12-ounce bottles, 7% alcohol by volume, , handcrafted and
bottled in San Diego, California ) is " new and very exciting".

b) IPA " Big Eye " India Pale Ale ( On Special for $10.99 a 12-ounce
6-pack of bottles, 6.8% alcohol by volume,, San Diego, CA.
) is another very fine " new " IPA to CPWines! Cheers.

LIQUOR / LIQUEUR From Ravinder Sharma :

1) Imported GOLDSCHLAGER Real Gold Flakes ( $17.99, 43.5% alcohol by
volume, 375ml bottle, product of Italy, ) is a cinnamon schnapps
liqueur to enjoy and drink to your health.

2) Eclipse BLACK 100 Proof MOUNT GAY RUM from Barbados, made since 1703 (
$26.99, 50% alcohol by volume, ) : " A rich and aromatic
blend from the oldest rum house in the world ... ". New and Exciting, come try
some, fresh off the presses ...

3) Terroir GIN from ST. GEORGE ( $36.99 , 45% alcohol by volume, Lot No.
GT2011-02, , since 1982, Alameda, CA. USA ) : " Inspired
by the wild beauty of the Golden State. Er distill juniper berries alongside
Douglas fir, fennel, bay laurel, sage and other botanicals that thrive on the
slopes of Mt. Tam ".
Ravi has two different gins from ST. GEORGE on the shelves now. Check them out.
4) SALERS Aperitif of LABOUNOUX Distillerie Des Terres Rouges in Limoux,
France ( $21.99, 16% alcohol by volume, 750ml bottle liqueur, depuis 1885, , ) : " Among the most famous of French
aperitifs is a pour of gentiane liqueur on the rocks with a squeeze of lemon.
The wild aromatic gentiane flavors of Salers have excited palates for over 125
years ... ".

WINES From MICHEL Et/E  TONY ( me ) :


1) Sancerre dry white Loire Valley 100% Sauvignon Blanc from the DOMAINE De
La VILLAUDIERE by J.M. Reverdy ( $21.99, 13% alcohol by volume ) , this 2011 is
showing really well and Michel was especially excited about it. It's also a
really good value for a Sancerre, and that's always a big plus! Cheers and enjoy
some tonight.

2) Pedro Ximenez 2010 dry Chilean white, a Reserva made by FALERNIA (
$11.99, 13% alcohol by volume, Vicuna, Chile, ) is made by an
Italian gentleman that's been here once. He travels back and forth between Italy
and Chile and makes wines in both countries. This is the Spanish sherry grape
that he uses and it makes a very robust, flavorful dry white that has vanilla
and nut and creamy mineral undertones. it's a great food wine and will warm you
tonight even if you have to stand outside to greet all the trick-or-treaters
later. From Chile's Elqui valley and a real addition to what is available
already. GREAT VALUE for so much bold and warming taste to wrap yourselves

3) Riesling from Snipes Mountain, this 2011 from POMUM Cellars LLC  (
$22.99, 12.5% alcohol by volume, ) is made in Woodinville,
Washington State and is dry, flavorful and really impressive on so many levels.
Again, perfect to sip tonight during Halloween! Boo!


1) Dry Merlot rose blend from WOLFFER ESTATE , Long Island, Sagaponack, New
York ( $16.99, 11.5% alcohol by volume, ) : " ... our wine maker
draws upon his passion and expertise ... " and we must say the results are very
consistent and impressive and we are thrilled to have the WOLFFER ESTATE wines


1) Petite Sirah from California's Red Hills Lake County ( $15.99, 14.3%
alcohol by volume, ) is sustainably farmed and quite impressed Michel and me.
It's the 2010 and it had good flavors and good balance and again this will be a
delight to warm you as you repeatedly open your doors tonight to welcome and
reward the many trick-or-treaters! What fun, what good dry red wine, what value,
too : an impressive Petite Sirah. Bravo.

2) Pinot Noir De Reserva 2010 of BODEGAS CARRAU, from Cerro Chapeu, Uruguay
( $16.99, 13.5% alcohol, ) is medium to light bodied,
bright and toasty with some accents of spice and whiffs of tobacco, too. Lovely

3) Merlot Central Coast, California , this 2008 from STERLING'S Vintner's
Collection ( $16.99, 13.5% alcohol by volume ) has both low alcohol, balance,
finesse and charm. Made like a French Bordeaux, it's a treat to enjoy with or
without a meal. Showing beautifully now!

NOTE : Just met tow delightful " new " customers , Mark and Marcela and
that was a treat indeed. They love wine and we just had a wonderful conversation
about wine that took us from Uruguay ( I showed them the bottle above of the
Pinot Noir ) to France and Bordeaux to Italy's Tuscan region, to France's
Southwest, to Brazil, to Pategonia and La Rioja. It was quite the " tour de
force " and one which  Marcela, Mark,Michel, and I enjoyed thoroughly! They got
a chance to sample some of Jim of Comete Selections excellent French wines like
the red 2009 Marsannay red Burgundy and the CLOTHILDE DAVENNE Saint-Bris ( On Special for $16.99 - 3 bottles left, more coming next week ) dry
white Burgundy 2010 made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape. What a treat for

4) 2009 DOMAINE LA CROIX CHAPTAL Grand Vin Du Languedoc " Les Terrasses "
Terrasses du Larzac ( $19.99, 13% alcohol by volume, ) :
" Mainly made from the Grenache and Carignan, this fruity red wine develops
aromas of cherries as well as Provence herbs and moche coffee. It goes perfectly
well with lamb, pork, duck and beef ".

5) PASSADOURO 2009 red wine blend of  30% Touriga Nacional, 25% Tinta
Roriz, 25% Touriga Franca, e 20%  " de vinhas velhas com a mistura de variedades
tradicionais do Douro, ... ". Made by Jorge Sedodio Borges in Portugal ( $27.99
a bottle, 14.5% alcohol  by volume, ) has an otter on the label and is a hearty,
robust, earthy and gutsy mouthful of wine that needs to be enjoyed with a really
well-seasoned, flavorful meal or celared for another 5-15 years. It's a keeper,
beautifully-made/ beautifully-balanced - a treat. Enjoy tonight with all the

6) 2006 Reserva dry red blend of 73% Merlot, 12% Syrah, 10% Cabernet
Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. Made in     the Thracian lowlands of Bulgaria by
the owner of Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere , a Grand Cru Saint-Emilion Bordeaux,
this was tasted here last Saturday by Linda and sold really well even at $31.99.
Come and get some today and SAVE 20% OFF this price. We also have the lighter
version for $20.99 : both today you can SAVE 20% OFF the marked sticker prices.


Friday, November 2nd, 2012 ( 5-8PM ) : With Christine of Winesellers
Selections. We will taste a selection of Christina's fine German wines from Dr.
Thanisch, Fitz-Ritter, Dr. Fischer and more : from sparkling to still wines,

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Estebe coming here to
focus on some of his excellent Spanish wines , including at least one sparkling

JOIN US, NEVER any charge, everyone welcome.

I KNOW I HAVE FORGOTTEN many things but it's time to post this in time for
Halloween and for you all to come see us and get some beer, liquor and wine for
the evening and to SAVE BIG on many of your still/ non-sparkling wine purchases!

SAVE BIG TODAY at Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits , and thanks for
everything that you do for us, we really do appreciate it. Cheers,  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] or call (202) 363-4265.



No comments: