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TODAY IS BEAUTIFUL and we have so much going on on Mardi Gras/ Fat Tuesday - 2 Dinners Tonight, 2 Wine-Tastings and all is well and cheery and bright, breezy and clear on this drop-dead gorgeous day here in Cleveland Park. We have lots to do now to get ready for all these evening activities that originate here at Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits.
 
 
I STEPPED OUT for a few minutes ago and realized how beautiful it was outside, really nice, really special, I smiled from ear-to-ear, wonderful.
 
I AM NOW READY TO ROCK-AND-ROLL today and have the tasting-table filled with ' liquid libations-goodies ' to write about as there is always something happening, always something new and exciting, always somethhing worth drawing attention to, that deserves a mention, that should not be forgotten, not ignored, recognized!
 
I JUST MET NICOLAS LASSAGNE from VIGNOBLES LASSAGNE that makes excellent red Bordeaux wines as well as a delightful dry rose wine as well. He makes classic Bordeaux wines that really are quite balanced and distinct, needing food as they should, and very reasonably-priced as well. Wow, I was impressed, really quite pleased.
 
WE WILL HAVE the wines of Nicolas here in April. We have already made many commitments and so we have to honor those before moving onto new ones.
 
SPEAKING OF WHICH, this past weekend we had a tasting of two HONOR Brewery beers, a 1) Golden Ale, and also a 2) IPA. I really liked the Golden Ale, but I believe that the IPA may have out-sold it, although I think when the tasting was over we only had a six-pack left of HONOR Brewery here! That was great news, a grand success. The next morning our local rep Greg brought us back three cases to be sure we were covered for the rest of the weekend. Thanks Greg. The six-pack sells On Special for $10.99, the IPA has 6.8% alcohol by volume, from Denver, Colorado, and supports our veterans, I like everything about this.
 
MORE BEER From Santos Rivera :
 
     1) Hoppy Ki Yay India Pale Ale from LONE RIDER " Ales for Outlaws ", from Raleigh, North Carolina, and as they say : " Just a fly in the ointment, the monkey in the wrench, the pain in the ass. " I like this spirit, the beers sure are fine, and have a great following, we are thrilled to have them, and delighted, too when we taste them here with our customers. Cheers!
 
          TWO From KONRAD :
 
     1) Svatopavelske 16 degrees Pivovar Liberec-Vratislavice, On Special for $3.49, this is a Special, Semi-Dark Starkbier from Konrad 16. Saint Paul, with 6.5% alcohol for a 1 Pt. .9 Fl. Oz bottle : " from our own wells in the Jizera Mountainsm malt from our own malting plant, and aromatic Zatec hops. Enjoy! "
 
     2) Svetly 11 Lezak Pivovar Liberec Vratislavice, On Special for $2.99 a bottle, a Czech Premium Pale lager with 4.8% alcohol by volume for a 1 Pt. 6.9Fl. Oz bottle.
 
     LIQUEUR - LIQUOR From Jagir :
 
     1) YENI RAKI liqueur that is produced from grape and anis seed, $25.99 a 750ml bottle, with 45% alcohol by volume, made in Turkey by Mey Alkollu, selling more these days as more of you discover this gem. We also have and sell the wines of Turkey here, buy some of both! Cheers!
 
          IN LIQUOR :
 
     1) William Wolf Rye Small Batch 100% Rye whiskey, $30.99, with 46% alcohol by volume, from Holland, : " Think like a wolf " is their logo, the price is excellent for this quality. Come try some.
 
     2) Single Malt Whisky Rappahannock Pot-Stilled non-chill-filtered from Sperryville, Virginia, from WASMUND'S, $39.99 a bottle, with 48% alcohol by volume, I I loved this, was enjoying some on Saturday night over at our neighbor's and really enjoying the weight, the mouth-feel-attack, the smoke and the simmer and the gentle flame of fire , liquid, passing over and through and between all my senses, nice! Highly recommended, this has come the distance and is keeping up and showing that what it has is really worth the serach and the price. Cheers Rick and Shawn!

THREE-PART Wednesday Sale On Wine, Each Wednesday, Order and Pay on Wednesdays and SAVE UP to 20% OFF on the marked sticker prices on all wines in the 750ml size bottle besides Veuve Clicquot and Moet & Chandon French Champagne!

 
          WINE From Chris & Tony :
 
     1) Romagna Sangiovese from Italy, from TRAVERNELLO, On Special for $5.99 a 750ml bottle, what a great outdoor sipping wine for this weather in the sixties today, love the price, too!
 
     2) Bianco dry white blend from Calabria, Italy, this CIRO 2014 from LIBRANDI, $12.99 a bottle, with 12.5% alcohol by volume come from Jody Kackman that was here tasting this past Friday, and it is a fine white to enjoy now as the temperatures rise and it feels sooooo good to be outside!
 
     3) ' La Vie En Rose ' 2015 dry French Saint-Chinian rose from the DOMAINE DE CAMBIS, $16.99, an elegant and bright, fresh lively and balanced blend of the Cinsault and the Syrah grapes is drinking beautifully now. Oscar Losama of Voila Imports had it open here this past Saturday and you all loved and bought a lot of it! Come get some now and start the spring off right.
 
     4) ' Melange ' 2010 dry red from the NARMADA Winery in from Amissville, Virginia. Lovely. I really liked it, we have a selection of six wines from NARMADA here now for you, come by and check them out! Something for everyone.
 
A LOT OF THESE WINES, BEER, LIQUEUR and LIQUORS would be nice to enjoy tonight while the results come in from the primaries from the various states here.
 
     
 
          TWO Sakes That Are ' New ' :
 
     1)  Organic Nama Sake from SHO CHIKU Bai, $5.99 for a 300ml bottle with 15% alcohol by volume. I sampled this a week ago and was quite impressed, really fine quality, what a fine dry, distinct, tasty sake that will be perfect now in this heat. So refreshing.
 
     2) Nigori unfiltered sake that is sikly mild taste from SHO CHIKU BAI, $9.49 for a 375ml bottle, with 15% alcohol by volume, is drinking like a dream, so smooth, so round, so right and soothing-pleasing, oh yeah! DRank some in New York in Hell's Kitchen in August of last year with my son at a local restaurant there, wonderful. Tried some again here last week, really loved it!
 
 
     WEEK'S TASTINGS :
 
     Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 ( 5-8PM )
 
     TWO Tastings tonight :
 
          1) James will taste the fine wines of  A ) GUILHEM - dry rose Moulin de Gassac, 2015 Pays D'Herault, un vin comme autrefois, a wine like from the past, $11.99, ... B ) Alvarinho Contrato Portuguese Vinho Verde from Anselmo Mendes, $21.99, razor-sharp mineral and citrus, some real flavor and weight, gorgeous, ...  C ) and a French wine from Gaillac in the Southwest of France, a 2012, ' Les Gravels ' 2012, $19.99, a dry fascinating , maddening red blend of 40% Braucol, , 40% Duras and 30% Syrah.
 
          2) THREE From ZUCCARDI with Leandro Lowi : A) Cabernet Sauvignon " Q " 2012 Valle De Uco Gualtallary La Consuelo, Mendoza, $22.99, 14% alcohol by volume, ... B ) Serie A Torrontes soft-dry and floral white from IP SALTA , 2014, $16.99,  with 14.5% alcohol by volume, .... and the .... C ) Serie A Bonarda Santa Rosa 2014 dry red, $16.99,  with 13% alcohol by volume. Come check these out!
 
ALL WINES OVER $19.99 a bottle, except Veuve Clicquot and Moet Et Chandon tomorrow, Wenesday, are 20% OFF the bottle cost on the sticker!
 
COME TASTE and SAVE BIG HERE tomorrow!
 
          Friday, March 11th, 2016 , ( 5-8PM ) : I will taste some of my ' Picks ' like the White Knight Pinot Grigio from Lodi, California, with 13% alcohol by volume. I quite liked it when I tasted it with our local rep Marci and so will taste it and others this Friday. Join me, no charge, you are all welcome!
 
          Saturday, March 11th, 2016 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Narayan returning to taste some fine ' new ' and old wines we love from South Africa. That will be fun, some new wines I recently tasted with Narayan and Katie, I liked them, will be great to taste them and see what you all think!
 
ALL TASTINGS ARE FREE, join us, you are all more than welcome, you know that, if you do not, you soon will!
 
     THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, you all are the very very VERY BEST, we love you!   TONY