Big Bubbly Tasting! 12/28/2016

BUBBLY Sparkling Wine-Tasting Tomorrow, 12/28 5:30-8:30PM, $15 Pat At @Eventbrite, The $15 Goes Towards Any Bubbly PurchaseUmake

 
  Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM
 
 
 
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AMAZING TIMES For CHANGE And greater call for unity than ever before! If so many small, tiny bubbles in champagne can live together in peace in the small confines of a bottle for at least eighteen months at a time maybe we can find a way to use their example to benefit us as we move forward in this moder age of constant information and change?!?

 

AND JUST LIKE ALL THESE Tiny bubbles we must also learn to rise up and escape into the open and rise and pop and smile and laugh and smirk, grin, and even burp with good cheer, with great spirits as we move upwards as is our due, all of us, all of the bubbles, : Rise and shine and burst and pop and satisfy our many collective thirsts!

 

TRYING TIMES, celebrating many holidays including Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, and with the change of the guards from 16 to 17 we have so much work cut out for us now individually, many ' new Year's Eve resolutions ' ... , maybe this is the year to actually work on them, keep them, stay purposed, stay the course, and ' Make it Work! " as Tim Gunn is so famous for saying on the popular show ' Project runway '.

 

 

 

 

SO MANY Beers/wines/liquors: high recommendations ... BE PRO-ACTIVE, BEAT THE CROWDS! Come taste here tomorrow :

 

25-30 different sparkling wines, $15 a person, pat at @Eventbrite, the $15 goes to whatever purchase you make on bubly here tomorrow night.

 

TIME : 5:30-8:30PM.

 

PLACE : Here

DATE : Wednesday, Decemeber 28th, 2016 ( RK's birthday!

This is your chance, it's quiet, come and save here on this gary but warm - in the mid forties day when everything is joyous and festive, smiles all around,  and you can think and get your thoughts together and be fully-ready for new year's eve celebrations with bubbly-galore on-hand!

     

ALL IS WELL and the store is full of sparkling wines and everything else. You can plan your activities here today in peace and calm. It's also today, Tuesday, December 27th, 2016, and tomorrow the 28th,  is the day we run our weekly  3-Part sparkling-still wine SALE :
 
     1) Buy Any Bottle Of Still Wine/ Non-Sparkling Wine Over $20 & SAVE 20% OFF the sticker price.( Except on Moet and on Veuve Clicquot )
     2) BUY ANY 6 Bottles Of Sparkling-Still Wine & SAVE 15% OFF the sticker price.
     3) BUY ANY 12 Or More Bottles Of Sparkling-Still Wine and SAVE 20% OFF the marked sticker prices. Except on MOET and on VEUVE CLICQUOT.
 
NOTE : Today is my birthday and I will have open at least one or two wines to celebrate here between 5:3o-7:30PM : Join me, cheers!
 
SAVE BIG TOMORROW TODAY  when many of you are  off and you can thoroughly enjoy this BIG HURRAH of ours here with 25-30 different bottles of fine sparkling wine.
 
YOU CAN ALSO CALL US at : 202-363-4265 and we will be happy to come and see you and deliver to you whatever you want.
 
 
WE HOPE YOU ALL HAVE BEEN ENJOYING YOUR HOLIDAYS, that Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa , and any other holidays  were and still are good for you ...
 
HERE IS OUR LINEUP TOMORROW for our Part-TWO ' Big-Theme ' BUBBLY-Champagne, Cava, Prosecco, Sparkling, Espumantes, Spumantes, Vin Mousseuses, Sekts, from the sizes of 187ml, 375ml, 750ml, and even 1.5ml : something for everyone!
 
     TABLE # ONE : Robert Kennedy, President of RWK Imports specializing in Italian small-family wines , will pour 4 spumantes of Sorbara, Lambrusco, Italy from Alberto PALTRINIERI :
 
     1) Bianco 2015 , a soft dry blend of 50% Trebbiano, 50% Lambrusco from Sorbara,, Lambrusco, $14.49 a bottle - I love it, rarer, more fun, another alternative to share besides Prosecco.
 
     2) Piria 2015 delicate dry ethereal red, : 70% Lambrusco di Sorbara, 30% Lambrusco Salamino, a refined, subtle, elegant mix of dried cherries, strawberries, sprinkled with dimples and oysters of cranberries in this delectable taste!
 
     3) ' Leclisse ' Lambrusco di Sorbara is the more lulling lullaby style here, more subtle and polished, more like a whisper or a pleasant brush of feathers on your skin, On Special for $19.99 a bottle, a lovely treat to sip, close your eyes, be in between a daydream and one at night!
 
     4) ' Radici ' 2014 100% Lambrusco di Sorbara, fermented in the bottle , On Special for $19.99 a bottle , this is the extra flavor, extra complexity, more layers, more grist, grip, grit, grrrr and gruff, howl and huff, and ' watch-out! ", may blow the house down seriosly-delicious food sparkling wine to linger over, not rush, close your eyes, take a deep breath, fly! Unshackled ... free. Si si si si si!

     TABLE # TWO : Andrew Stover of Siema Imports pouring six bubblies -

 
     1) McPherson NV ( non-vintage ) Brut, Lubbock, Texas, dry Chenin Blanc sparkling, grapes grown in Texas, the bubbly is made in California by Kim McPherson's brother in the area where Calaway is made, ... and this style is soft, lilting, lulling, cheerful and nice sipping style!
 
     2) HILLINGER Secco Pinot Noir dry rose, $6.49 a  187ml bottle, so mellow, so delicately bright and a subtle salmon-rose taste that excites the palate ever so softly. A treat, nice to sip at midnight as we start 2017! From Burgenland, Austria,
 
     3) STEININGER Langenbois, Kamptal, Austrian Gruner Veltliner, ,  On Special for $30.99, regularly $32.99 a bottle, a tasty, flavorful, sparkling Gruner flavor that ripples, that cuts-on-through, refreshes, stimulates, pleases on the third sip as your tongue, palate and Gruner get acquainted with one another! A winner, all of them are, they specialize in sparkling Sekt wines, and make four or five others, all of which we have featured here over the years, enjoy!
 
 
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     4) 4478 NOBLEEFFERVESCENCE methode traditionelle, Vino Spumante di Qualita , a 100% Pinot Noir , grapes from a single vineyard, in Saint Dennis , bottled by La Crotta Di Vegneron Coop ...multi-layered, some angularity, some zip and POP and resistance to our palates moving too quickly : hey! it announces, slow down! What's your rush anyway?!? Enjoy this, take your time, $27.49
 
     5) STEININGER Austrian vintage-dated Pinot Noir from Kamptal, Austria, On Special for $30.99 a bottle, regularly $32.99. More pith, more pack and punch, more rustic, forrest-floor strawberries flavor, more deep toasted berry and cherry flavors, a bit more savage, a fine forward food Pinot Noir that will delight and hold it's own against many heartier food flavors, slicing, dicing, parcelling, purring, perfecting those solid food flavors as they mellow their liquid tastes, too!
 
     6) Metodo Traditional Semiseco, off-dry vino espumante de calidad, CANTOSAN,  , from Rueda, Spain, not from Penedes, not Cava, from Spain, more hearty, edgy, rustic, less--polished, but great to enjoy with food, perfect to marry well with many a meal. It is made from 100% Verdejo indigenous grapes.
 
 
     TABLE # THREE :  Andrea Shank will pour four fine Spanish bubblies -
 
 
     1) ROSINYOL De MORGAS NV Brut, $13.99 a bottle, from Penedes, Spain, this Cava is bright, lively, engaging, cheerful, a joy to hold in one's mouth and to balance on one's tongue. A treat each and every time.
 
     2) " Classico " Brut Reserva, from BALMA, Penedes, Spain, $22.49 a bottle, I liked the linear, stately, posture and perk, BING of this bottling, it has rather got something special going on here, must taste it slowly, let it grow and travel down the full length of your tongue!
 
     3) Brut ' Nature - no added sweetness in the final dosage - addotion when you fill in the frozen liquid that captured the sediment ' , bone-dry, also more hearty, more beefy and thick, yet polished and refined, just a much more solid base from which to operate from! Like it, best with finger foods, $22.49 a bottle.
 
     4) BOHIGAS Rosato Penedes dry rose ( Trepat grapes? ) spumante Cava, The ' Top-Level ', the best, more body, more burst, more body, more dried fruits that will enlarge, expand, make a path and provide one hell of a lotta pleasure with so mush yieldlingly firm girth, yes!
 

     TABLE # FOUR : Craig Mauro pours six fine sparkling wines -

     THREE From Franken, Germany - From XAUX -

     1) SCHLOSS VAUX Riesling Sekt-Manufaktur, Brut, On Special for $25.99, quite the treat, lively, bright, refreshing, with a nice edge, a good cut, mouth-feel, and lasting, a treat that will enliven any moment!

     2) Rose Klassische Flaschengarung Brut Pinot Noir Lot No. 5410/13/01 : a crowd-pleaser of the most discerning types! Lovely On Special for $27.99 ...

     3) ' Cuvee Vaux ' Brut dry and silky and hammock-Swing-Just-Right-Rocking , dry blend of 25% Riesling, 50% Pinot Blanc, and 25% Pinot Noir, with more body, more mouth-grip, tugs and pulls your palate strings a tad more, lingers a skotch longer, ahhhhh yeah, yes, prost! On Special for $22.99, lovely with some apetizers!

           TWO From England - HATTINGLEY Valley , ...

     1) ' Classic Cuvee ' Traditional method, $52.99 a bottle,  using both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, I adore the subtle qualities here in the delicate, nuanced flavors that tease and lease and gently poke themselves into our lives and consciousness!

     2)  ' Blanc de Blancs ' Traditional Method, $57.99 a bottle, a bit more pith and depth and grip, yet gentle as a pelican feather's touch as it glides across the skin of your bare cheeks and arms - disarmingly wonderful.

          ONE Prosecco , Too :

     1) Pro Prosecco Spumante from TOMASELLA, On Special for $16.49 a bottle, a real treat. We know them at Tenuta TOMASELLA, Lizotte has visited and tasted here, and this Prosecco has graet definition, depth, personality, character, just just another pretty facem this is an honest, flavorful Prosecco taste of character, really nice with some finger foods, si si si si si!

  

  

 
     TABLE # FIVE : Matt Daniels Taste Three fine bubblies -
 
 
     1) Le Grande Courtage , Grand Cuvee Blanc de Blancs, On Special for $19.99, regularly $22.99 a bottle, smooth, delicately bright sunny smooth flavors! Lovely, made by a lovely lady in California, and made for females, although men like me like it, too!
 
     2) Le Grande Courtage Grand Cuvee Brut Rose, French, On Special for $19.99 a bottle, a bit more mouth-feel, hang-time on your tastebuds that linger and flash and flesh and flirt more in a lovely kangorous smooching way, hard to resist, a treat.
 
     3) Le Grande Courtage Grand Cuvee Brut rose is also available in the 187ml bottle size, a treat , the ladies love the convenience as well as the cuteness of packaging, On Special for $7.49 : the perfect/ purr-fect size to enjoy at midnight on New Year's eve, treat yourselves!
 
     4) Luminescence Brut Methode Traditionnelle, Loire valley dry French blend of 40% Melon de Bourgogne, 30% Chardonnay, and 30% Grolleau Gris, this is greatly serious sparkling wine from France at a very reasonable price of $19.99 On Special!
 
 
 
     TABLE Number SIX , Valerie Wrightson will pour three bubblies -
 
      1) Cremant de Limoux, Southwest France, from JOSEPH SALASAR, NV ( non-vintage ) : with a bit of a bite, not sharp, but there, medium-body, fresh and lively, almost robust, a treat, what Thomas Jefferson drank while he was alive, he had six or so cases of the Blanquette De Limoux in his cellars in Monticello, Virginia when he passed away. It was the sparkling wine to drink while he was alive!
 
     2) BILLECART SALMON Non-Vintage Brut French Champagne, in half-bottles ( 375ml a bottle ), $36.49 a bottle, the perfect way to drink some great French champagne and not have to worry about finishing a whole bottle, especially if you are only two people.
 
     3) Flare Moscatel from Spain's Valencia region, $13.49, here you have a real subtle, silky off-dry bottle that flatters and pleases thoroughly the mouth, palate and all six senses. Low alcohol of under 10%, a perfect pleaser, easy to sip and enjoy anytime. An Agostini Franck's selection here.
 
 
     TABLE # SEVEN : Stephane Defot Pour 3 fine bubblies-
 
     1) CM Canals & Munne ' Insuperable ' Brut Reserva vintage-dated Cava,  2013, $13.49 a bottle, an insane value for a tasty, characterful full-flavored, distinct, fine Spanish Cavam yes, si si si si si!
 
     2) 100% Pinot Noir ' Lola ' dry 2013 Spanish Penedes Cava, from CM Canals & Munne , this is a ; keeper ', charged, loaded with brimming bursting, cascading rose flavors of cherry, berry, and strawberry, too!
 
     3) 100% Pinot Noir Charles Clement Champagne a Colombe le Sec ', On Special for $38.49, this is quite the flavorful taste that lingers and lasts and makes a tremendous impression, especially when paired with food! Yes!
 
 
     TABLE # EIGHT : Jean Gagliolo pours five really fine ' grower French Champagnes ' : what high quality! AND " Top-Flight Valdobbiadene Prosecco, too -

          ONE Fine Prosecco -

 
     1) Extra Dry Conegliano Valdobbiadene , since 1868, Prosecco from Italy's Veneto region, made by CARPENE MALVOLTI, ( selling the small 187ml bottles tonight, On Special for $6.49 a 187ml bottle, ) : the best, most complex and rich and deep, brooding, blessed blossoming flavors that seduce and flatter one's palate completely, love it!
 
 
          FIVE REally Fine Grower Champagnes -
 
 
     1) Champagne J. LASSALLE Proprietaire de Vignobles, RM , Premier Cru, $41.99 ... ' Preference '
 
     2) Champagne FORGET-BRIMONT Brut Premier Cru , $45.99
 
     3) Champagne Jean Laurent Blanc de Blanc Reserve, RM - Recoltant Manipulant, $56.99, Celles Sur Ource,
 
     4) Champagne Deutz Brut Classic , $49.99 ...
 
     5) Champagne Drappier Brut Rose, Reims, NM, ...
 
Descriptions to follow later, more email to follow on Thursday,
 
     CHEERS, thanks for everything!   TONY
 
 
    
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