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Anthony Quinn's Weekly Store Emails , Tuesday, April- 2016 W/ Robert Kennedy, Mariana Annio, & More, Read & Enjoy!


Anthony Quinn's Weekly Tuesday Store Email April 26th-May 3rd, 2016

Cleveland Park Beer, Liquor & Wine
Featuring a wide, international selection of fine wines, micro-brews and spirits

SUNSHINE,MoRE italian reds,plumP wineS - some, more lean ones, too!

five presidential primaries going on today, come by, get what you want here to enjoy at home tonight while watching the returns , or while watching " The Voice ' , or wahtever else you like, perhaps listening to some Mozart or some Prince, deciding what purple outfit to wear tomorrow?

THINKING OF THE organic wine on OUR  shelves from austria like the  MEINKLANG biodynamic wine estate, austrian ' prosa ' 2014 osterreich dry rose, $18.99 a bottle, with only 10.5% alcohol by volume, nice! On the Austrian-hungarian border, this is  a DEMETER wine with some sparkle, too.

Tomorrow is both the birthday of Alan and Katarina and so I want to take this moment to wish them both a really good day and night to celebrate their birthdays! Cheers, I raise a glass to you.
I ALSO RAISE A GLASS to our dear friend and fellow former Cleveland Park store/bar/restaurant manager Dave Hansen that is waiting for the next liver as his has suffered and must soon be replaced. Dave, our thoughts are with you our dear friend and fellow-hard-worker, dedicated neighborhood Cleveland Park advocate, too. You are the best, we wish you the very best, your service here while at PULPO was great, you rewally added to our neighborhood, supporting it always, and we miss you, and want the very best for you Dave!
THINKING OF rose wines and our  ...
' BiIG THEME ' ROSE tasting coming up this Wednesday, May 4th, 2016. Free, everyone always welcome. Please mark your calendars now so you do not forget.
IT WILL BE FUN, it will be exciting, many rose dry wines, some sparkling, too will be poured by four of our favorite reps that represent really fine portfolios of trose wines :
1) Oscar Losama co-owner with his wife Olivia Bobart of Voila Collection / Oslo Enterprise that specializes in French wine. Oscar always comes by with samples, many of them, of his fine small estates all around France for us to try. As a result we always buy an assortment from Oscar, and are happy to do so as we have thus tasted the wines and have some real idea of what we will be tasting. That is important. From Oscar we will only our French wines, and they represent all prices, all styles, all different colors and densities, too of rose dry wines, prices as well. Thank you, merci Oscar, merci Olivia, can't wait to taste the Provence, Costieres de Nimes,  and southwest French wines, too, like Saint-Chinian - the ' ever-popular ' La Vie En Rose ', 2015, $16.99, ... and more ...
2) Alan Cohen , Vice President, Owner of LVDH Imports that also brings early here a selection of fine, mostly French, dry rose wines, with the wonderful adition of the HOLLORAN Willamette Valley rose that we tasted here with the owner himself, Bill Holloran , we presolf off the bottle sample Bill had 14 bottles, not bad! Thanks Bill, thanks Alan. From Alan one I look forward to is the ' Les Ligeriens ' Val de Loire, Loire Valley Rose D'Anjou 2015, $11.99, because it is always a touch off-dry and so nice to sip all by itself. Some of our customers love this style, so we must have some each year.
3) James Kellaris of Roanoke Distributing will be pouring three amazing French bubblies : two from France that includes a fine southwest France MAS DE DAUMAS Frizzante sparkling , a GUILHEM dry rose 2015, and an AIX en Provence dry 2015, too. 4) Erin Weaver our local rep for Lanterna Imports actually suggested this idea to me for another rose tasting and I jumped on it once I thought about it. It makes perfect sense, really works for us. This will be wonderful. With Erin we will have Le Grand Courtage , a Grand Cuvee Brut rose, $22.99 a bottle, that has a lovely focused, firm yet generous pleasing taste. really quite special! Erin will also have one French dry rose from Corbieres that was delightful, as well as some Spanish roses, and also a Vinho Verde dry rose, too! 
THanks Erin for suggesting this to me over the phone the other night. This will be a great way of fully embracing spring and thinking, too to the summer months that are already knocking on all our doors and soon on our windows that will either be open to welcome the breezes or closed to keep the humidity and heat out!
CHEERS ALL, JOIN US for our ROSE Big-Theme Tasting on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 from 5:30-8:30PM, free, you all are welcome to join us.
ALL WE ASK is that you call and give us your names of the number of people coming to taste these delightful rose wines, or send me an email telling me how many you will be in your party : tonythewineguy@gmail.com.
BUT HEY, I HAD A BEER I REALLY LIKED LAST NIGHT! It was the CALVERT Brewery , Rye something or other and it blew me away and I just told Santos and he is ordering some to come this Thursday, and so I will stay mumm on this till next Tuesday and do a full-waxing-poetic then! It will sell for $11.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles! Be prepared to be wowwed! And it has less than 6% alcohol by volume, smooth as can be, loved the velvet lining inside and out.
     ALSO IN BEER From Santos we have :
     1) A Brett Saison ' Century Ale ' from ALLAGASH Brewing Company, $13.99 a  12.7Fl. Oz bottle,, 375ml, with 8.2% alcohol by volume, a real treat from ALLAGASH Brewing, some real flavor here.
     2) Strawberry Schwarzcake , a German-style black lager brewed with strawberries, from the WILD WOLF Brewing Company, Nellysford, VA. 2958, On Special for $5.99 a bottle, with 5% alcohol by volume, ... come try some real soon!
     3) Raspberry Stout from HARDYWOOD, On Special for $10.99, ' Reserve Series ', from Richmond, Virginia, an Agriberry , Cultivate ... wow, cheers, what fun!
     LIQUEUR, LIQUOR From Jagir :
     1) THe ' Original " Honey Liqueur from IRISH MIST , with honey and natural aromatic spices, too , $28.99 a bottle, with 35% alcohol by volume.
     2) Original Liqueur Cream from McGUIRE'S , made with imported Irish whiskey, On Special for $12.99 a bottle, what an amazing deal, come try some, this should become your summer Irish cream drink , yes!
     3) Untitled Whiskey No. 2 3/28/16 Batch 2 , from ONE EIGHT, $66.99, with 46% alcohol by volume, come taste this, what a treat, support D.C., support small business, support great talent, initiative and quality, too!
     4) Peach flavored vodka from DEEP EDDY in Austin, Texas, $16.99, with 35% alcohol by volume, this is the latest flavor that we have added here to the DEEP EDDY line, come check it out and see if you like it as much as the others.
     5) London Dry Gin from BULLDOG , $23.99, is a class-act, and almost classic here now. We love it, remember when Lauren Jones used to come here and taste it with you all. Thanks Lauren, you started or maintained something special here as I believe Jody Jackman also used to represent it here? With 40% alcohol by volume, : " A Brazen Breed, Perfectly Balanced With Natural Poppy, Dragon Eye, and Hints of Crisp Citrus .... " I liked it, really fresh, lively , smooth, great value, too.
     TWO LIQUOR, LIQUEUR, BRANDY Tastings Tomorrow :
     Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 ( 5-8PM ) :
     1) CATOCTIN CREEK Distillery here locally in Purcelleville, Virginia will be here tasting the two Rye whiskies, and the brandy, like the Roundstone Rye Single Barrel whiskey, distilled from 100% Rye, $41.99 a bottle, what a treat, it will be grand to get Chad back here tasting with you all! Join us, always free. Everyone always more than welcome here.
     2) WE have our Irish rep fresh from Ireland here to taste two from GLENDALOUGH, the 7-Year-Old and the ' Double Barrel, both some of the best Irish whisky ever, the ' Double-Barrel ' , $39.99, with 42% alcohol by volume, is made in small batches and aged for three and a half years in Bourbon barrels and then another six months in Oloroso sherry casks! Wonderful, I tried them both recently : both top-flight.
     WINE From Chris & Tony : 
     1) 2015 CHATEAU LA TOUR DE BERAUD, $14.99, from France's Costieres de Nimes with 13.5% alcohol by volume is a real gem and Oscar Losama will taste this if there is any left on our Big-Theme ROSE Wine-Tasting on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, free, join us, it is a fine bottle, tasty, refreshing, and alluring, too!
     2) 2015 Professor Black Sauvignon Blanc from WARWICK in South Africa, with 13% alcohol by volume, from the Coastal Region, made by Mike Radcliff, I like selling this strong, bolder, dry and tasty expression of Sauvignon Blanc, quite the treat, great when you grill outside, some shrimp, some veggies, some goat's cheese , some hummus, whatever, a joy to drink, thanks Mike!
     3) Viognier 2014 from RIDGEBACK,$19.49 a bottle, produced and matured at Langerwacht Farm, Paarl, South Africa, 13.5% alcohol by volume, quite the mouth-feel, grip, flavor, and wonderful lingering intensity, too here in the still version, also available in the sparkling one, we have both!
     4) ' Zeepaard ' Western Australia, from WEST CAPE HOWE, 2012 Shiraz, $11.99, a fine, fine, really nice dry and tasty Shiraz red from our friend Gavin Berry the winemaker there!
     5) Primitivo Gioia Del Colle ' Allegoria ' from Marianna Annio from her family's PIETRAVENTOSA winery, On Special for $19.99 a bottle, regularly $21.99, 2013, with 13.5% alcohol by volume, this is lovely, polished, bright, still young, will improve a lot over the next 6-12 months, I like it, almost like some carbonic maceration in the taste at first, it blows off after awhile, so crisp and lively from the get-go, but settles and rounds out and becomes downright expansive in a wonderful story-telling way after in the glass or open for an hour's time!
     6) Riesling 2013 from South Africa's SPIOENKOP region, On Special for $24.99, regularly $32.99 : this is an amazing dry, complex, mineral-faceted, citrus-bedecked, dazzling and full and profound dry Riesling to enjoy with any meal that needs a white that will keep and hold it's own with many strong flavors and textures. YES!
SAVE BIG HERE tomorrow, Wednesday, ALways SAVE UP to 20% OFF the marked sticker prices on still and sparkling wines, three ways, ( Veuve Clicquot and Moet not included ), come SAVE, come taste, come learn, come luxuriate in the glow of spirits and wines that we offer here seven days a week, in beers, too, ciders as well.
     Friday, April 29th, 2016 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Razvan here of his wone company here to pour his special wines of Romania from the MOSER to the with the Fateasca Neagra and the Babeasca Neagra for the reds, and the Sarba for the white, and the GLIA Feteasca Neagra, too, not to mention the organic wines made with the Babeasca Neagra grapes, we will see when Razvan calls me tomorrow, we like them all!
     Saturday, April 30th, 2016 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Theresa Morrison here right now to talk about our tasting! What timing!!! And we have four great wines to taste with you all, two Malbecs, one from Argentina (  1) VIAMONTE Malbec Reserva, On Special for $22.99, regularly $32.99 - onlt 23 bottles available!  from Mendoza, Lujan de Cajo , smooth as a newborn baby's skin, velvet soft, delicious  ... , and the YORKVILLE CELLARS Malbec, $29.99from Yorkville Highlands Mendocino, organic, made by Deborah and Edward Wallo, growers, owners , that is also sooooo smooth, a bit leaner, not quite as full and generous, but generous , too : love them both : and I rarely say this about Malbec. Come taste and see what you think?
ALSO : Theresa will pour the DE MEYE rose dry Shiraz 2015, that is bright, focused and a delight to sip, it will make you hungry as you start your second glass, and the COMPASS Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma, made by Jonathan Dreyer, this, too is a lovely wine to sip at our week's end, and we - you - us - ALL of us will be more than ready to sip our worries and stresses down to a maneagable level! Yes! Whate fu, free, join us, it only costs you when you let your guard down and actually but one or more or three or four!
THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, you are all gold, the very best, love you! Come see us!

Anthony Quinn's Weekly Tuesday Store Email Of April 19th, 2016 : Read & Enjoy!

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Talking Mari Anna Speaking Just In Time Yeah, Roma Nia 2!


Cleveland Park Wines via icontactmail3.com 

5:01 PM (8 minutes ago)
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IT'S OUR 80+ dgrees second day-in-a-row today, and that is exciting. YES Organic opened up here this past Saturday and that is a welcome relief for many of you that have mentioned this to us repeatedly as many of you were quite upset that it was not open in Decemeber like they forecats.
WE HAVE Mariana Annio the owner, winemaker of PIETRAVENTOSA winery here this Saturday. She makes brilliant wines in one of the two famous wine-grape-growing regions of Puglia called Gioia del Colle, and she makes four brilliant versions of the Primitivo grape in red wine, and one in a dry rose.
WE HAVE A DINNER THIS SUNDAY at CASA LUCA , April 24th, 2016, 6-9PM , at : 1099 New York Avenue, N.W. with Mariana Annio and her wines of Agricole PIETRAVENTOSA, join us, this will be very special, what a treat, come taste the wines with the food and see what you all think. Go to their web page and check for the menu, price.
ALL THE Agricole PIETRAVENTOSA  WINES will be available for sale at special pricing and ready to pick up here at our store on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016. All the wines including the " one-time offer ' of the Volere Volare 2012 Primitivo that they put in old oak barrels for a little more than a year, $19.99 a bootle for that and the " Allegoria 2012, and the EstRosa 2014 dry rose, and the Reserva 2008 is On Special for $45.99, regularly $49.99 a bottle. CALL CASA LUCA ristorante now for reservations as I hear they are going quickly.
MARIANNA ANNIO will be here herself this Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 from 2-6PM with importer Robert Kennedy to taste all 4 wines here , a free-tasting, join us. This will be Marianna's second tasting here and we are so excited to get her back here.
GEORGE DUBOUEF of his own Beaujolais empire is scheduled to come see us here any minute, that will be fun, what a moment that will be.
TOMORROW we have a tasting of the JUSTIN Vineyard California wines between 5-8PM, come by, free!
ON FRIDAY we have a tasting of some fine German wines with Chris Bartha from 5-8PM, that may include some sparkling, may also include some French and Italian wines. I have to catch up with Chris and see what he has up his sleeves for us this Friday. It will be great , the wines are first-rate, small production in many cases, and also some sensational values, especially the Italian wines!
SATURADAY, April 23rd, 2016 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Marianna Annio of her own Agricole PIETRAVENTOSA winery from Puglia, Italy that I mentioned above, with the dinner the next night at CASA LUCA.
SAVE TOMORROW, SAVE every Wednesday here on your wine purchases, up to 20% OFF , two ways at least, one way you save 15% OFF on your purchase of the marked sticker prices.
THIS WILL BE THE SHORTEST EMAIL I have every posted, sorry, do not worry, just too many important owners and winemakers that came by today from ...
Betsy Nachhaur , Russian River Valley, CA. that with her husband Bill that makes the wines, tasted me on five of their filed blend reds and I was blown away with the 2011, 2012 Dolcetto, loved the fruit-centered qualities of the Zinfandel 2012, liked very much the Cabernet Franc 2012, too, all five were amazingly well-made, well-balanced wines, what an incredible treat.
WE ALSO HAD owner Michael Honig of his family's  CA. Napa Valley HONIG fine Sauvignon Blancs and also Cabernet Sauvignons, and before that we had ...
Robert Kennedy here to talk about our wine-dinner and wine-tasting here for the Agricole PIETRAVENTOSA, with  ...
Kerry Tate of the Diamond District Wines  also tasting me on some superb REZABAL Txacoli de Getaria  Basque whites, a dry white and rose Txakolina, the dry 2014  white was thicker, denser, more packed and fleshy in flavor, the 2015 rose was soft and silky and delicate. Wow, loved both of them, each $18.99 a bottle, here in May as are the HONIG wines of Napa,  and the ACORN Winery  wines of the Russian River Valley.
THEN ERIC PLATT comes by with three killer wines, tow reds from Spain, a 2007 Priorat red that we will put On Special for $11.99 a bottle, a Jumilla red Cabernet, Syrah and Monastrell red blend for the same price, and a  WEINGUT EUGEN WEHRHEIM 2013 Niersteiner Bildstock Riesling Kabinett Rheinhessen German white, with 10% alcohol by volume, that will be On Special for $13.99 : all three are splendid, amazing wines, great values, and all drinking really well now, though they can all be enjoyed over a long period of time as they are still improving in the bottle.
They will be here the first week of May, so come and place your orders here now before I sell out. I have a bottle of the German Riesling open here for you to taste now when you get off work.
THANK YOU for everything , sorry this email is so short, will do better next week.
ENJOY THE results of the primaries tonight with something you get here before heading home! We have something for any of you, just let us know what you like.
THE BEER COOLERS, WINE FRIDGES are all well-stocked, so we should be able to find you something to walk home with and start enjoying immediately in this 80+ degrees warm weather of ours outside, the second day in a row, wow, summer is now here, a short up-and-down spring, summer already?!?
COME SAVE HERE TOMORROW, come to our tastings, call CASA LUCA for reservations this Sunday to meet Marianna Annio and taste her fine wines of Agricole PIETRAVENTOSA, or meet her here first on Saturday, then have her wines with some fine Italian food the next day, all withing this weekend, so many great choices. Cheers, thanks again,  TONY

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