Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Reflect, TRemember, Honor, Recognize, Enjoy, Share This Weekend! Cheers!

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MEMORIAL DAY Just Around the Corner : Victoria Day ( Canada ) Just Passed : lots to celebrate, anticipate, look forward to. Let's do some of it together as we have the " liquid cheer " in spades to add. With the whole world exploding with " new " ideas of how to change things up and celebrate and experiment : well, it's an amazing time for us all and as I said last week it's hard to keep up anymore as everything gets broadcast now pretty much as it is happening.
I WROTE this last May 22nd, 2012 and is still rings true as we approach Memorial Day weekend and MOnday May 29th, 2017 when everyone will be off, having enjoyed many of you a three-day weekend. What fun, a great time to reflect, remember what Memorial Day is all about, what it means to us individualy, and to our families, too?
I AM AT A STAGE in my life where there is more introspection as I move forward and am concerned and filled with joy as I connect many of the loose dots, dot my ' i's ' and cross my ' t's ' and tie up sooooooo many loose ends! What a daunting tastk that seems, and yet, doing some each day and week gets things accomplished pretty well.
THIS MADE ME THINK this morning and just now at work that I have to ' think young, think like many of our younger customers, what do you want, what would you like, what may we do to excite and accomodate you all better?
THAT IS ANOTHER wonderful challenge for me and so, my question to you, and please tell me here when you see me next : " What may we do better for you all? How may we help you better? What do you want to learn more about and be better versed in as you interact with others in their homes, in restaurants and other public places, etcetera? Please share, it is important.
I AM NOT A BEER PERSON, I AM NOT A SPORTS PERSON ( except for the Olympics, I love those matches and events with all my heart ). I am an artist and so all cultural events are of interest to me : music, the arts, performing, live performances ( our hearts go out to those in Manchester England that just lost their loved ones, or where they were injured on Sunday evening at the Arianna Grande concert ).
I AM NOT A BEER PERSON but being an artist I am so impressed with the packaging of the bottles or cans, the six-packs, four-packs, the boxes or satchels or plastic carry-packs : so many ' new and exciting ' ways to display and promote, to tote to carry, to share all these wonderful ales, beers, lagers, ...
I AM BLOWN AWAY as an artist at the incredible explosion of colors, forms, textures, images, messages, words of encouragement, of good cheer, of history , and more : like wild and exciting forrests like the Amazon, like Outer Space, like old cherished movies, like old and loved posters, like legends that still inspire and fire our imaginations : these beers shout out to all of us, and the amount of information they carry on their labels is helpful, imaginative, creative, and wonderful.
BRAVO TO ALL THOSE coming up with these incredible beer labels : makes me think of the great albums of the 60's and seventies : a bit psychadelic, fanciful, explosive, raw and personal, edgy, glorious, upROARious, grand : think of the Kinf Crimson album, of the Album Let It Bleed, and so many more.
OF COURSE THESE are our albums of the moment in beer labels, we turn on our current music, we sip our beers, we look at the labels, and both label and taste transports us to wonderful places. Bravo! Mission accomplished as we relax, too , and some of the worries and wears and tears of the world slip off our shoulders if only for small periods of time , we need this badly , NOW, more than ever!!!!!
SO : We can all take some pointers from those promoting beer, as I do not see the same information or excitement in wine labels, in liquor and liqueurs as I do in beer. The spirits' business would, in fact, be improved greatly if some of the information was on the labels or on the boxes in which they are sold in. We should not always have to go to the internet to find information, we should have more of it on our labels.
THE SAME IS TRUE on the wine labels, we should include more, a map often would be helpful, that would give us a sense of where the wines are being produced, where the grapes are grown.
TRIBUTE : To Roger Moore, " The Man With The Golden Gun ", " Moonraker ", " A View To A Kill " : knocking Christopher Walken off a bridge! We will miss you Roger and will have to watch one of your movies , the FABulous James' Bond movies that you are best known for, though you are a talented actor that has done much great work before the cancer got the best of you in Switzerland. You will be missed, thank you for your great acting that remains with us.
IT IS HARD for example, to always have to go to the internet to find the information about the organic or biodynamic claims that our sales reps or even owners or winemakers make, when it is not clearly stated on the labels themselves . This is a problem indeed.
I WAS JUST talking to both Nicholas McAfee and Severin Clemens of BLUE POINT Brands / Legend with their ' new " Mezcal to the region called WAHAKA ( any of you tasted it yet? ), and Nicolas will return this week to taste them here as I am too busy today. Great colorful and informative, inspiring labels on these bottles, as well as on the West Virginia labels of BLOOMERY SweetShine, ( we have carried the Limoncello that they make all 375ml bottles ), and we will try this week the Black Walnut, the Ginger Shine, and a couple more I believe? That will be great as we love to support our local producers here, whatever they make, we are interested in trying and later tasting with you to see what your interest is.
I WAS SAYING to both Nicolas McAfee and Severin Clemens that there should be more transparency, more info included on labels, especially some of the American whisky labels that hardly tell you anything at all and ask premium prices for their products. Begs the question : " What are they hiding? "
SO Onto Some Of Our Suggestions of what we have here in stock ready for you all as we approach our weekend Memorial Day celebrations - 3 glorious days for many of you :
     BEER :  I just spoke to Santos - GREAT NEWS :
       WE HAVE Four Beer Specials for you NOW :
     1) Stella Artois
     2) Leffe
     3) Hoegaarden
     4) Goose Island ( 5 flavors )
     ALL are now $8.99 a 6-pack.
     IFF you buy 4 6-packs, the same or mixed you get another 10% OFF on the $8.99, or $8.09 a six-pack!
     LIVE It Up!

ALSO In BEER From Santos :
     1) Brettanomyces Farmhouse Ale that is fermented with plums, from WICKED WEED Brewing  ( since 2012 ), On Special for $11.99 a 500ml bottle, with 6.5% alcohol by volume, from Ashville, North Carolina,  : " La BONTE is open fermented with our house Brettanomyces culture. This beer is then blended with a portion of Golden Sour and onto a half pound per gallon of Italian Plums. La Bonte is then aged in our foeder until it reaches perfection. "
     2) ' Bio-Perle' " Fatti " SchloBocaurei Chr Stelzer Fatigua, Bavarian beer, ( since 1353 ), On Special for $3.99 a biodynamic beer, for a 4.7% alcohol by volume, a 1Pt. 9 Fl. Oz, from Germany : a treasure to be enjoyed, really special, classic, flavorful, true to it's roots, lovely , perfect now. YES!
WOW : What a Day! Tasting now  some Le Manpot, the Je t'aime, and the Domaine Basac with Margaux & Company : we will taste some of these in June here. I like the 2015 Je t'aime dry red blend ( that sells well in China and Japan ). I told our rep from Margaux and Company my reaction to this dry red blend of Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Grenache : how I translate from French to English : " Yes, I love you , but with this red I love you like the animal I really am - strong, unrelenting, pushing the boundaries - me and the primal animal I have always been before society has done it's very best to tame me! Grrrrrr ... " What do you all think?!? Ready to try this here in June?!?
       From Jagir : Liquor - Liqueur :
          TWO Big 1.75ml Vodkas For Mixing :

     1)  Pinnacle vodka from France, distilled five times , a smooth, clean finish, On Special for $16.99 a bottle!
     2) Platimun 7X Seven times distilled, extra smooth vodka, USA, On Special for $15.99 a bottle.
          ONE Fine West Virginia Whisky :
     1) " Contradiction ' 100 Proof , 50% alcohol by volume, a blend of straight bourbon whiskies from SMOOTH AMBLER, On Special for $53.99,  a patiently crafted Appalachian spirit, whiskies blended here that have been distilled in both West Virginia and Indiana. Batch #43, a treat with a bit more taste and fire and punch! Deep color to enrich the eyes and warm ourselves, too, nicely.
          ONE Fine Rum :
     2) The Original KOLOA Hawaiian Kaua 'I coffee rum, mmmmmm, 34% alcohol by volume, $39.99 a bottle, from Imua Hawaii, just to feast our eyes on the deep rich color that is almost opaque is to be drawn closer even before it is poured into a glass to tempt our sense of smell and later to touch our tongues and seep deeply - richly into and upon and amongst our tastebuds! Yes!!! Love it, perfect for Memorial Day, drinking into the evening and making us all feel so peaceful and pleased.
          ONE Fine WA. Sate Liqueur -
     1) " Boom O Rang " liqueur , a Cherry, Apricot, Orange, Walnut, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Peppercorn handcrafted Washington State , amazing all by itself, I was so impressed just sipping it, and though not a bartender or a mixologist, I can just see how this will meld so well into so many of your cocktails, see what tastes best to you, have your thoughts boomerang off one another as you come up with the perfect cocktail mix for the perfect moment, time of day, group of people : boomerang into the horizon and do not return until your heart and soul desire.
REMEMBER : SAVE on your wine purchases on Wednesdays here :
- TWO ways to save up to 20% OFF the marked sticker prices,...
-   ONE Way to save up to 15% OFF on the marked sticker prices.
  -  CALL Chris and Tony today or tomorrow to pay on Wednesday and SAVE BIG , too for Memorial Day weekend!

     202-363-4265. CALL - SAVE.
     WINE From Chris & Tony :
     THINKING of Memorial Day -
          TWO Whites -

     1) Chardonnay 2015 " Quantum '" that is a lovely floral version of pure brightness , soft bright acidity, layers of rich Chard flavors unobscured by oak, that are expressive in their own right - I loved this when I tried it a month ago. We will have some left On Special for $10.99, regularly $20-$25 a bottle : perfect for drinking now in this heat, a treat.
     2) Albemarle County Chardonnay 2015 from GABRIELE RAUSSE, $17.99 a bottle, with 12.5% alcohol by volume, this is unoaked Chardonnay right here from Virginia that is always so bright, round, complete, layered and lovely to sip all by itself or enjoy with many a meal now, indoors or outdoors!
          TWO Dry Rose wines -
     1) Premiere Vin de Provence from PIGOUDET,$14.49 a bottle,  from France's Coteaux D'Aix En Provence, a dry supple bright lively delicate floral canapy of 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, and 10% Syrah. I can see in my mind's eye the artist Cezanne sipping this as he sketched and painted the mountain ranges and hills all around him there. He would have with this wine been completely in heaven on earth. Sip all by itself with light finger foods.
     2) 2015 Tavel dry and rich and flavorful, deeply colorful rose from the souther Rhone valley in France, from the DOMAINE CHANTEPIERRE, On Special for $16.49 a bottle and worth every last cent! Count your pennies, feel like you saved hundreds upon hundreds as you enjoy this wine with your meal.Just look at the color, almost a red, that intense and deep! It will be a great rose to stand up to seasoned dishes, to cheeses a bit older, to charcuterie, to many cured meats, fish smoked like trout or salmon, mmmmmmm, this is a gem to match and pair with food that will hold it's own, will help to define the flavors better in your food, and thus also be better defined itself. Great value, too for this top quality. One of the two most famous dry roses made in the world.
          ONE Great Sparkling Wine -
     1) 4478 methode traditionnelle Nobleefervescence, $27.99 vino spumante sparkling Italian wine from the north west region above Piemonte, the Val D'Oasta region less-known, this 100% Pinot Noir is magical, I absolutely adore it, and know it will hold it's own against many a flavorful dish, even with Jalapeno and Cilantro being stronger in flavor : this is a great food Memorial weekend sparkling wine!
          ONE Tasty Sangria From Spain :
     1) Sangria ROCAMAR, a large 1.5ml bottle, ( two regular bottles' worth ), $17.99, when you want a great classic, traditional red Sangria to wash all the taste of the food away and cleanse your palate and perhaps freshen our souls, too, hearts yes! Love it. A class-act all the way.
          FIVE Fine Dry Reds -
     1) Malbec 2015 from Argentina's Mendoza region, from COLIMAN, $8.49 a bottle, an unoaked Malbec that is fresh and lively, not heavy, that taste so bright and lively and is a treat, especially during the day when outside, perfect. Also available in a magnum bottle $12.99.

     2) ' Le Clos ' Millesime 2015 dry red blend from Corbieres, France from our friend owner Herve Gantier of the DOMAINE SAINT EUGENIE, a dry blend of  Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Grenache. Only $9.99 a bottle, from the Pays De Hauterive, medium-bodied, tasty, great grip and grit and mouthfeel and flavor - best with almost any meal.
     3) Chianti Panzano in Chianti from PANZANETTO, a 2015, DOCG, On Special for $12.99, this has mellowed so the tart acids have softened and are more silky and pleasing now, a medium-to-light-bodied dry satiny red that is perfect with burgers and almost anything off the grill like sausages and white meats!
     4) Carmenere 2014 from Chile's Rapel Valley from MANOS NEGRAS, $15.49 a bottle, a flavorful, deep, rich tasty red to again have when you grill! A treat, Chile's famous red grape varietal.
     5) 2013 Graves de Vayres Grand Vin de Bordeaux, from CHATEAU CANTELAUDETTE, On Special for $15.99, regularly $21.99 a bottle, a medium-bodied dry red classic Bordeaux that opens nicely over the period of the two hours or so that you enjoy it with your meal. Do not rush it, pamper and baby it to blossom and bloom into all the central fruit frshnes that is there to carry the acids and tannins well.
     FRIDAY, May 26th, 2017 ( 5-8 PM ) : We have Libby Edwards here from Diamond District Wines bringing us some fine VILLARD Chilean wines, some LA SABBIONA Italian wines like the dry still Famoso as well as the sparkling DIVO Famoso, too : as well as the great orange wine of JOSEP FORASTER, a dry opulent and thickly-layered Macabeu grape indigenous to the region, $25.99, oh yeah : so many fine wines to taste!
     SATURDAY, May 27th, 2017 : ( 2-6PM ) : We have Camille here to pour some fine wines from Alsace, France, the HELLFRICH Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Gewurztraminer, and the DOMAINE DE THOLOMIES ' La Chapelle ' dry red Pays D'Oc Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend, $16.49 ... all perfect for this Memorial Day weekend celebration! You will love Camille, she is charming and knows her wines so very well.
     ALSO : We have a RUMCHATA tasting here from 2-5PM, so come taste that if you do not already know it, what a treat, so easy to enjoy and sip, perfect for the heat of this weekend when things will be mostly dry.
THANKS For Everything, you all are the very very very best! We appreciate you all so much. Cheers, TONY
WHAT FOLLOWS BELOW is an old store email I wrote and posted on May 22nd, 2012, read and enjoy it, and check for the current vintages, availability and prices. Cheers, TONY 5/23/2017

DO ANY OF YOU STILL REMEMBER the days when you had to wait for the mail to come with the news, the boat to arrive within a week or two, the truck crossing the country to take between a week or two, depending? I , for one used to like those lag times to catch my breath. Today is is almost impossible to catch one's breath. I catch mine in my car to and from work and home. As much as I hate driving those are my " five minutes of peace " so to speak. Did any of you read the story of Mrs Large the hippopotamus to your children when they were growing up and all she wanted was " five minutes of peace"?!? I loved that story, so did my wife. We may have loved it more than our children did because we sure could relate to Mrs Large.
POOLS WILL OPEN and hopefully the sun will shine on Memorial Day Weekend for us all and we have some wonderful wines to share with you, right off the bat like the excellent dry white, slightly-sparkling , low alcohol ( 9% alcohol by volume ) Portuguese Vinho Verde : 
     1) SANTOLA Vinho Verde from VINHOS MESSIAS ( $7.99, from Mealhada, Portugal ) is a prefect hot-weather wine to enjoy this weekend and we will order extra to be sure we do not run out. It is light and fresh enough, the " bit " of sparkle is nice, too as that serves to refresh as well as add an element of celebration to any event. 
          ALSO :
     2) Spanish Tempranillo , the DOMAINE DE ADIRA from the Bodega DONA FELISA ( the famous grape variety from Spain , $9.99 for the 750ml, $14.99 for the 1.5ml bottle size )  is another perfect dry, smooth, silky red wine to enjoy for Memorial Day Weekend! It may be chilled slightly and served with or without a meal, inside or outside. It does not matter. It may also be served with food or without. It will complement pretty much everything. It's so versatile and that's what I love almost as much as the silky, lovely-textured taste and mouth-feel. This is a pretty amazing Spanish red for the money and we are delighted to offer it to you. There is no bite or burn, it's easy and will make a GREAT SANGRIA, too. You simply must check this lovely Tempranillo out and see what you all think.
     3) 100% Dry French Loire Valley Chenin Blanc from the LE HAUT VIGNOT , 2010 ( $9.99, appelation Anjou controlee, 11% alcohol by volume, for more info go to : www.LVDH.com ) that Sam Gessner tasted with you all this past Saturday would make a great , refreshing and flavorful dry white when you grill or eat outside. It's got charm and flavor and good mineral overtones to keep everyone skipping right along to the tune of it's special Chenin Blanc taste.
     4) 100% Torrontes indigenous dry white, 2010 from CARELLI 34 Latitude from south of the Tunuyan river in Mendoza, Argentina ( On Special for $9.99, 13% alcohol by volume, for more info go to : www.bodegacarelli.com.ar ). White wine that " presents a pale yellow colour with steely tones. It has a perfumed aroma which highlights the expression of the varietal Torrontes ". I agree with this and so am happy to include it. The Torrontes grape originally came from Spain but this Torrontes has been cloned enough that it has an " extra special something " in it's bouquet and flavors that is just that much more special, out there and engaging. You need to try some : it will be great to drink into the weekend nights as the sun's warmth leaves us but we still wish to be outside relaxing and enjoying family and friends.
     5) Garnacha ( same as Grenache, $13.99, 14% alcohol by volume, ) called ZA ZA, this 2011 Spanish dry rose from the Campo de Borja region is both a perfect party wine as well as one to complement a meal. Really dry with a distinct strawberry and floral bouquet, and on the palate it's simply mouth-watering with brilliant juicy fruit accents in the extroverted flavors that jump right out of the wine glass and dance on your tongue. It's way worth the extra money.
     6)  White Port from the Portuguese house BORGES ( never bought or represented by the British like WARRES, TAYLOR-FLADGATE, FONSECA, and more ), this white port ( $11.99, 19% alcohol by volume ) will be great this weekend when you add some tonic or soda water to it and squeeze some fresh or lemon or lime into it these weekend afternoons. When the sun leaves us in the evening chill and serve it without adding anything. Both ways it is an absolute delight and will please many of you.
     7) Cabernet Sauvignon " Cherokee Lane " , 201 from California's Lodi region and made by TORTOISE CREEK WINES ( $13.99, 13.9% alcohol by volume , for more information go to : www.tortoisecreekwines.com ). This past Friday Christina our local rep for Winesellers, Inc tasted it out with our customers and it was a big hit for those of you looking for some " classically great " California Cabernet Sauvignon that never loses track of the Cabernet fruit and still has plenty of spice and flavor and character! It's a beautifully-balanced wine and I liked it quite a bit and am thrilled to have it here in the store. It's a great bottle when you grill or barbecue something. 
     ALSO :  " The Lodi Rules are California's first 3rd party certified sustainable wine growing standards, designed to lead to measurable improvements in environmental health of the surrounding ecosystem, society-at-large, and wine quality ". WOW, LOVE this. Let's always do ALL THAT WE CAN for our environment, our wines, our society. Bravo and cheers to the Lodi region of California.
     8)  Bonarda 201 from Argentina's Mendoza region from ZUCCARDI ( $15.99, 14% alcohol by volume, ) this SERIE A is made in the Italian way from where it originally comes. Argentina has always had a lot of this Italian grape variety the Bonarda planted and here it is earthy, pithy, a touch rustic and very flavorful with lots of " highs and lows " and some really distinct flavors that spread wide and cry for a meal like the one we will all enjoy this Memorial Day weekend. It's great when you grill, marinate and also barbecue. It's a wonderful medium-bodied food wine at 14% alcohol by volume. The wine is tasty and balanced and has a really nice finish, too.

     BUT HEY, Let's Not Forget Our Beer & Liquor :
          BEERS, CIDERS  From SANTOS :
     1) Verloren  " Gose " From SAMUEL ADAMS is Ale brewed with Coriander and Salt ( On Special for $5.99, 6% alcohol by volume, 1 Pt. , 6 Fl. Oz., Batch #1 ) : " A link to the ales of Saxony that had all but vanished ... with a base of an unfiltered wheat ale ... flavor is brought to life by an unexpected touch of salt for a mineral quality, and coriander for a peppery spice ". NEW!
     2) Aloha Series from WAILUA, a Wheat Ale brewed with Passion Fruit from the KONA Brewing Company ( $8.99 On Special for a 12-ounce 6-pack of bottles, from Portsmouth, NH ) : " Wailua is Hawaiian for two fresh water streams mingling. This was just the inspiration we needed for our Aloha series wheat ale brewed with tropical passion fruit."
          2 CIDERS:
     1) Unfiltered Pear Cider ( Cidery Reserve , On Special for $6.99, 22 Fl. Oz., 6.5% alcohol by volume, from Minneapolis, MN., go to FOXBARREL.COM for more info ), this FOX BARREL natural Ginger and Black Currant unfiltered Pear Cider also has organic honey infused/blended into it. It's also GLUTEN-FREE. Fun, new and exciting!
     2) Unfiltered Pear Cider ( On Special for $6.99 a bottle, 6.5% alcohol by volume, 22 Fl. Oz bottle, natural Rhubarb and Elderberry Cidery Reserve , FOXBARREL.COM ) is infused with organic Honey, just like the ginger and black currant mentioned above. These two unfiltered Pear Ciders are " new and fun " and we are really excited to have them here. Come and check them both out. They are perfect to enjoy for this Memorial Day weekend.
HEY RAVI : What You Got For Us ?!?   LIQUOR/LIQUEUR :

     1) The " New " Rose-Colored LILLET Aperitif from Podensac, Gironde, France ( $18.99 a 750ml bottle , 17% alcohol by volume, www.lillet.com ) : use it with some club soda and lime while you go to there web site for more cocktail ideas. It's also nice served on the ice with an orange peel or slice of lime. Cheers! Since 1872.
     2) Dirty Martini Mix from the SANTA BARBARA OLIVE CO. ( $7.99 for a 25.4 Fl. Oz - 750ml bottle - www.sbolive.com, 800-624-4896 ) is naturally low in carbs. Refrigerate after using.
     3) Anchovy Stuffed Olives ( On Special for $3.99 for  5 OZ. Bottle, ) FROM THE SANTA BARBARA OLIVE CO. , www.sbolive.com for more info ) is one of the many stuffed olives that we have from SANTA BARBARA.
     4) Cinnamon Whisky ( whisky with natural cinnamon flavor ) from FIREBALL is Red Hot!!!! ( $19.99 a 750ml bottle, 33% Alcohol by volume ) is from Canada. It's hot and new and exciting and for more info go to : www.fireballwhisky.com. Cheers.
     5) Islay Dry Gin With 22 Native Botanicals, The BOTANIST ( $36.99, 750ml bottle, distilled from 100% Grain Natural Spirits, 46% alcohol by volume, www.bruichladdich.com, from Scotland ) is also brand new and we are thrilled to have it here finally. You need to discover this gin.
     6) Blended Scotch Whisky, this Finest De Luxe from BUCHANAN'S 12 Year-Old ( $38.99, 40% alcohol by volume, Scotland : Ravi tells me that we have a group of customers that know it and swear by it. Do you know it? Created over 100 years ago by Sir James Buchanan. Try it on for size, fit and feel!

          SPLURGE :Well-Worth It :
     7) Sipping Tequila 100% Puro Agave Azul from CASA DRAGONES ( On Special for $279.99, regularly $299.99 a 750ml bottle, 40% alcohol by volume, Mexican, go to : www.casadragones.com  for more information ) was tasted to me and Robert about a couple of weeks ago and it was wonderful.It's so elegant, so smooth, so fine and so silky. This is really about as great as it ever gets and when money is no object ...  and the pursuit of the ultimate taste and the greatest joy and satisfaction - then this blue-sky-boxed CASA DRAGONES is the very best you or any of us can do. Come and get some. We have already sold some and are down to our last two bottles that will have and that will have to get us through this Memorial day weekend.


       Friday, May 25th, 2012 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Stephane Defoe coming to pour a selection of his own French wines here from Bordeaux and the Rhone Valley. This will be fun. Many of you will recognize him as he has been coming here since he represented PIERRE FERRAND French cognac. You can ask him questions about that as well as about his wines. This will be fun. Eric and I sampled the wines with him this past week and we really liked what we tasted. I think that there is also some Loire Valley wine, too? A good Cabernet Franc? I think so : something for everyone as we get ready to enjoy this Memorial Day weekend with family and friends.

     ALSO : SANTOS Has A NEW BELGIUM Beer ( ALL flavors ) Beer-Tasting set up from 5-8PM.
     ALSO-SQUARED : RAVI Has A BUSHMILLS Irish Whisky Tasting set up for the same time.
     THREE-TASTINGS-IN-ONE : come enjoy and taste and learn and meet some of our other fun and exciting customers. Cheers, everyone always welcome.
     Saturday, May 26th, 2012 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Ernie of Monument Imports coming here to taste a selection of his fine wines. We may focus on his fabulous California portfolio as he has so many? We may pick a great red, a great white, a great rose : all dry. We may also include a great sparkling wine We will have it all set up tomorrow so if any of you want to know exactly what we will taste please call and ask me, Tony at : 202-363-4265.
     ALSO : SANTOS Has Arranged A DOGFISH HEAD Beer-Tasting for this time as well from 3-6PM. Join us for any of these tastings. Everyone is always welcome, never any charge. Bring family and friends and start celebrating Memorial Day weekend early here at Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits! That will be nice to see you all.

     I AM SURE THAT I HAVE FORGOTTEN SOMETHING and yet it's time to get this email out to you all now as time is running out and I want to be sure that you are all prepared and proactive for this weekend. Make some of your plans with the help of this email, that's our intention and we hope that it does help. Let us know what we may do to make this easier and more fun and more enriching for you all? Give us a call at : 2020363-4265 if you have any questions or special requests? Thanks again for everything and for believing in us. We appreciate this more than you will ever know.  Cheers,   TONY

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