Our Big Theme Bubbly Sparkling Wine Tasting & Other Tastings Dec. 2015! FREE Still Join Us 4 Time Of Your Life!

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     I'M SO EXCITED about tomorrow's BUBBLY, Cava, Prosecco, Sparkling wine FREE-TASTING here tomorrow, Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015, from 5:30-8:30PM. Join us, bring family and friends, everyone is welcome here, everyone! The more the merrier as we will have for you :

 
     1) Ten station with between 40-45 bubblies for you all to sample, from ...
 
     2) Austria, Argentina, France, Italy, Spain, South Africa ... and from the United States we have the states of Missouri, Hawaii, New York and Virginia!
 
     3) Christopher Parker the British importer living in northern Virginia introducing the  3 RIDGEVIEW British bubblies,
     -   pouring fine Austrian wines of Burgenland, Langenlois ... sparkling dry rose, red Pinot Noir, Gruner Veltliner ...
     - Andrew Stouver pouring American USA wines from Hawaii, Missouri, and New York
     - Robert Kennedy pouring fine small vineayard Italian wines from Lonato, Sorbara, Mercato Saraceno,
     - Aurelie ( Lily ) Baetche ( our special guest from Champagne, France, pouring from the region Ludes, Champagne ),...
     - Craig Mauro pouring Itlian and Argentinian,
     - Ron Miller the owner of his own DLC Ciderworks in Jefferson, Marylan, using only his own apples grown on his property ),
     - Caitlin Cross from South Africa introducing her new South African wines from Paarl, including the still wines used to make the sparkling ones, try them side-by-side ),     - Lucinda Smith pouring the Virginia sparkling wines of Charlottesville/Alton and of Champagne, France, Reims ...
     - Christina Caswell pouring Spanish cava, French champagne, and Loire, France cremant...
     - James Kellaris pouring French champagne, Alsace, French cremants and Italian Veneto Prosecco, and ...
     - Erin Weaver pouring Spanish cavas ( a dry vintage-dated rose and brut, and a fine Loire Valley cremant and FRench champagne Blanc de Blancs from Avize ...
 
     4) Pouring of dry roses, dry whites and reds, bruts, extra brut,  Blanc de Blancs, Blanc De Noirs, Nature with no additional sweet dosage, Premier Cru, Grand Cru, Recoltant-Manipulant, from Ludes, Avise, Reims, Ay and Cramant regions of champagne, ... Spanish Cavas, Italian Proseccos, Italian Lambrusco, Italian Emilia sparkling wines, Piemontese off-dry roses, too, from Patagonia, Argentina, too, California as well with the dry brut and brut rose of Ca' ROSA, from Burgenland and also Langenlois, Austria,
 
     5) Using grapes like Lambrusco Sorbara DOC, Sangiovese, Trebbiano Di Lugana, Chardonnay, Trepat , Macabeo, Paralada, Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Pineapple, Maryland apples -  ask Don Miller  their names?, Cabernet Franc, Vidal Blanc ... and maybe more, these are the ones I can think of now, ask our poureres for more info?
 
     6) Most everything being poured is dry with one exception, the OSE Italian rose...
 
     7) From $10 a bottle on up
 
     8) mostly from the 750ml bottle though four will be here available in magnums for you to purchase for bigger parties and celebrations
 
     9) And with Caitlin Cross you will try both the dry, non-sparkling wines, as well as those that are made into sparkling wines as well, so taste dry Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier with and without sparkle!
 
    10) Expect the unexpected, learn, share, listen, taste and luxuriate all your senses in the full powers and glow and presence of these fine sparkling wines made mostly from grapes, with three exceptions of two apple sparkling wines and one dry pineapple sparkling wine, too!
 
JOIN US, No Charge!
 
ALSO THIS WEEK in tastings here:
 
     Thursday, Dec. 3rd, 2015 : Come meet and taste with Andrea Fossi his excellent Italian wines of Tuscany and Puglia, his Sangiovese, Primitivo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blends, his Negroamaro wines, too, in 750ml bottles as well as his delicious 2010 Primitivo magnum/double-bottle size, $16.99 that is wonderful, 5-8PM, free, join us, never any charge!
 
     Friday, December 4th, 2015 ( 5-8PM ) , we have Robert coming to pour some fine Rioja Spanish wines! Free, no charge, join us.
 
 
     Saturday, December 5th, 2015 ( 2-6PM ) : With Michael Cavanagh we will pour some great South African whites, a dry Riesling and a dry Chenin Blanc from Elgin region, made by SPIOENKOP, I love both, and BOTH are on DEEP discount, too! WE will also pour two fabulous dry reds, a Tannat and a Cabernet Sauvignon from Serra Gaucha, made by SALTON : wonderful, all four!
 
     Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 ( 5:30-7:30PM ) We have owner and winemaker Willy Freja here from Oregon pouring his two great Pinot Noirs, the regular 2012 as well as the reserve 2009 : wow, amazing wines, join us, taste, fall in love, get bottles signed for gifts. It will be Willy's second visit here to the store and his first wine-tasting here with customers. Come and welcome him and taste, too.
 
     Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 ( 5-8PM ) : John will pour some more sparkling wine for us, from Alsace, France, the delectable sparkling cremants, dry, a regular and a brut from GUSTAVE LORENTZ!

SAVE TOMORROW, SAVE on wine here every Wednesday. Pay tomorrow, call if you cannot come ! 202-363-4265

 
THANKS for everything, we appreciate your business and support, we count on it, too : without it we could not be here! We know that, we really do.
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
WHAT FOLLOWS BELOW  is an old store email I wrote on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 and send to you all, remember?!? Read and enjoy it if you have time, enjoy. Cheers, and check for current pricing and availability on items listed below?
 
 
 
I'M BEING EDITED HERE for the very first time! The i-contact thinks that I will go into the Spam folders because of my poetic license to be descriptive and floral and evocative! So be it! I've just read what I wrote and it sounds fine to me but I may have to alter it to get this email to you all. It may have to wait until Tuesday for me to send it because of this. or I may have to send it twice, we will see. Cheers, TONY
IT DOES NOT EXIST - SORRY! However, there are many beer, liquor and wine bottles that in moderation will really bring the joy and some relaxation, less stress and less hate out to soften and round-out the edges so that you can enjoy the moment.
 
THAT'S WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU ALL : Help you to enjoy more fully the moment. One of my all-time favorite movies addresses this in such an incredible way that I have to mention it here. I spoke about it with passion and conviction, too last Saturday here when I conducted my weekly Saturday wine-class. I told those gathered here to do themselves a big favor and rent a copy of the foreign film : " Babette's Feast " and enjoy it. It does have sub-titles but it is brilliant and well-worth working through them. My favorite scene is when the two men in the small village that are die-hard enemies finally drink some of the red French burgundy wine ( Clos Vougeot was it? ) and are finally able to relax and not hate each other so much. smiling and laughing and perhaps for a brief second even finding some common ground?!? WONDERFUL.
 
     BIG NEWS : BIG-THEME BUBBLY Wine-Tasting is this Saturday, December 4th, 2010 from 2-6PM.  There is never any charge and everyone is always welcome.There will be thirty or more bubblies poured that include all the price ranges and styles and plenty of real French champagnes, too from the regular brut non-vintage to vintage, premier and grand cru, too. It will be a little bit of everything for you to enjoy.

     SO MANY BEERS/ LIQUORS / WINES : Make More Time!

 
 
       BEERS From Santos:
 
     1) Super Bock Sabor Autentico ( On Special $8.99 6-pack , ) is " new and exciting " and I can't wait to try it. Cheers.
     2) Bard's The Original Sarghum Malt Beer - Gold ( On Special for $9.99 a 6-pack, Utica, New York  ) is interesting as the back label is filled with info :   0% fat, sodium 3%, sugars 3g, Protein 0g, , gluten-free and more ; what does it taste like? You'll have to try it yourselves and see what you think, Cheers.
     3) Saison Rue Belgina-Style Ale unfiltered bottle-conditioned from THE BREWERY ( On Special for $13.99, a 750ml bottle, from Placenta, Orange County, California , www.TheBrewery.com ) is another fun and exciting addition to Cleveland Park.
 
 
       LIQUOR From Ravi :
 
 
     1) Aqua Vit Distilled From Grain/ Caraway & Anise Spirit from KROGSTAD ( On Special for $24.99, 750ml bottle, 40% alc. by volume ) is distilled and bottled by HOUSE SPIRITS LLC>, Portland, Oregon.
     2) CARDAMARO Vino Aramomatizzato Amaro al Cardo Carciofo, ( $19.99, Giovanni Bosca, Canelle, Italy) is new and exciting as well and imported by Haus Alpenz in Edina, MN. This is for all you Amaro fans.
     3) LIMONCINO dell'Lsola Liqueur of Calabrian Lemons ( On Special $16.99 . 30% alc. by volume, 750ml bottle ) from CAFFO represents such a great deal for this limoncino. Cheers.

       WINES From Chris & Tony :

 
       WHITES -
 
 
     1) Pinot Grigio 2008  California Paso Robles Estate-Grown dry white from RABBIT RIDGE ( $8.99 ) is " new " and very exciting. Deep color, rich flavors... warming in this cold ...    
     2) Chardonnay 2009 Southeaster Australia ( $7.99 ) is an old favorite here with nice balance and some nice butter-smooth bright flavors.
     3) Dani indigenous grape variety from Crete,, made by LYRARAKIS 2007 ( On Special for $15.99, reg: $19.99  a bottle ) is mature and showing beautifully - creamy and dry and has a lovely fresh eucalyptus accent in the bouquet but not in the taste. It's smooth and full and very elegant. Nice with or without food : discover the Dafni grape variety, I used it last Saturday in my wine-class and it was very well received.    
     4) Falanghina dry Italian indigenous white " Campi Flegrei " from from FARRO ( $16.99 ) is drinking like a dream and so velvety and polished and smooth - I love it! Owner Michele Farro was here last week with Alberto and David of Grappoli Imports and so I got to try it along with his red Piedirosso this past Friday morning the 26th.
     5) Vignoles French hybrid dry white grape variety 2009 from New York's Finger Lakes " Gentle Dry " ( $16.99 ) and made by KEUKA LAKE VINEYARDS is drinking beautifully. It showed well this weekend when our rep Danielle poured it.
     6) Dry Riesling 2008 from New York's Finger lakes , the " Falling Man Vineyard " from KEUKA LAKE VINEYARDS ( $21.99 ) is also drinking beautifully and was also poured this weekend. Owner Melvin Goldman came to present it to us with Danielle not too long ago. We are almost out of it and have to order more.
      7) Chardonnay from New Zealand's Nelson region from NEUDORF ( $26.99 ) is back by popular demand!
 
 
     REDS :
       1) Shiraz 2008 from Australia's Southeastern Australia ( $9.99 ) is again back after so many requests as people grew so accustomed to these tasty Aussie flavors.
       2)  Beaujolais Nouveau from MANOIR DU CARRA 2010 ( $9.99 ) is a hearty , tasty dry mouthful!
       3)  Zinfandel 2007 from STEVEN VINCENT ( $12.99 ) showed well this past weekend when Danielle opened it on Saturday, Starts off closed and tight and it gradually blossoms beautifully. Don't rush it, let it linger on the palate.
       4) " Crimson " 2008 from STEPHEN VINCENT ( CA. ) is a mostly Cabernet Sauvignon dry red blend ( $12.99 ) - hearty, gutsy, in your face fresh and lively and toasty and best with food.      
       5) " Pink Awareness " 2009 Shiraz from HOPE Vineyard ( $13.49 ) gives back for breast cancer research and it sure is tasty - just sold another bottle a few minutes ago.
       6) Piedirosso 2009 from Campi Flegrei and made by FARRO is an Italian smooth, creamy - bright fresh red toasty berry delight. Lovely ...
       7) Cabernet Franc 2009 New York Finger Lakes ( $19.99 ) is drinking like a soft, delicate, ethereal dre__m and just like a red burgundy is so nice to sip with or without food. It could have been great with turkey, goose, chicken and veal - or salmon to name a few ...
       8) Zinfandel Old Vine from The Immortal Zin In CA. ( $15.99 ) is another dre_m come true - wow, what's not to saturate oneself in here - just drown me please in this Zinfandel!
       9) La Provencal dry Red Wine from JADE MOUNTAIN ( $19.99 ) is also a whole set of dreams ... amazing wine, I've had to edit myself here just to send this, sorry!      
 
WEEKEND TASTINGS :
 
     Friday, December 3rd, 2010 ( 5-98PM ) : We have Lauren Jones here from Washington Wholesalers to taste : SANTA EMA from Chile ( go  33 miners! ), GRAYSTONE California wine : with maybe some SONOMA CUTRER and some RODNEY STRONG, too : BOTH from California as well.

     Saturday : Our BIG THEME BUBBLY-CHAMPAGNE Wine-Tasting mentioned above. December 4th, 2010 from 2-6 PM : No charge, bring a friend : read the description I already mentioned above. OUR MOST POPULAR YEARLY EVENT - Don't miss this one! Cheers!!!

 
 
     I AM SURE I HAVE MISSED SOMETHING like the ALL2DANCE.com ( 202)422-6250 " 2 Day Nutcracker Workshop " Sat-Sunday, Dec. 11-12th, 2010 2-5PM for ages 4-16, Ballet and Tap Basics to create a mini Nutcracker performance with group choreography & solo opportunities. Ask for Ann & Victor. I almost did, too! Phew!!
     CHECK US OUT on : www.clevelandparkwine.com, chatwine.blogspot.com and also now on Facebook : clevelandparkwine&spirits, too : on all these sites you will find many more stories, pictures and information
 
     HAPPY HOLIDAYS and THANKS for all your support and business and faith in us over the years.
 
     COME TOUR OUR BIG-THEME BUBBLY-CHAMPAGNE Wine-Tasting this Saturday, Dec. 4th, 2010 from 12-6 PM : No charge, bring friends. Show your support for this event by buying at least one bottle while here. Cheers,  TONY