Our Specials For Week Of Tues. Nov. 17th- 24th, 2015 : Enjoy!

HAPPY TUESDAY TO YOU ALL, may it be special, may you find the time to enjoy it



Miss So Many Of You As You Leave Our Neighborhood, miss seeing many of you that have graced our store over the years and have passed away. So many of your visits were heart-lifting and meant a whole lot to me, and it is a loss, and I miss many of you as I / we carry on and continue to share and to teach, to entertain and to comfort and cheer, especially in these really trying times with the Paris attacks recently shing light on so many things that need to be addressed and corrected, healed and comforted.
Missed Celebrating DIWALI / Happy Festival of lights, however Ravi did call to say : " happy diwali lats week, thanks ravi! happy diwali to you, too.
I HOPE THAT WE can help one another to get through these distrubing and often seemingly senseless acts of overt violence against so many innocent people. Come by, chat, let's talk and work through whatever we are able, hopefully feel some cheer even with all this suffering and sorrow.
THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY NEW Ales, Beers, Ciders , Liqueurs, Liquors and Wines added recently.
IT IS LIKE SHOPING NOW HERE in a totally new store! Mark that used to work here twenty-five years ago with Ed and Eddie came by this past weekend to see the store once again. Mark is still in the wine business and he was really impressed. He told me : " I hear so many good things about the store. " That made me smile from ear-to-ear! I loved it, really I did.
IT IS ALMOST LIKE WORKING IN A ' New Store ' for me here as we have cleaned, polished, brightened, waxed, shined, added more shelves to those existing, and thus made more clearly visible to you all. We hope it all helps, we hope you like it, we would love to hear from you? Hopefully it makes your experience shopping here all that more pleasing and rewarding. That is our sincere aim, to make things better for you all while you are here.
ASK WHEN YOU are looking for something. Do not assume because you do not see it that we do not have it. As there are so many more items available to us, more than ever before, we cannot display everything so it is readily visible.
WE ALSO ' Special Order ' ALL THE TIME : I have a case of half-bottles of red Bordeaux coming for one of our regular customers that loves the taste and the convenience, and less waste of having these half bottles of French wine from Bordeaux to enjoy when the urge or the occasion is brightened by one of them. It will be here tomorrow for pick-up, that is good, all good. Another happy customer we are taking care of ...
SO : Here are some ' Goodies " to share :
     1) Oranges ameres Dry Curacao from France's fine cognac producer PIERRE FERRAND, using the ancient method / ancienne methode to produce some Dry Curacao, $29.99, with 40% alcohol by volume, this is a great aperitif to drink before a meal that gives a lot of pleasure, that excites the palate, that stimulates conversation and brights a smile and warmth to any gathering, especially on these cooler fall days filled with sunshine in the afternoon but as dark comes really early now and the cold follows quickly, a glass of this wonderful dry Curacao can be a real joy. You should try some, also great to tweek a drink with, add just a splash or two, be creative and see what pleases your palate or not as you do.
     2) Mahina Coco / Coconut liqueur , a French Caribbean liqueur from CLEMENT , $25.99, with 18 % alcohol by volume, this is delicate and soothing, with just a splash and accent of cocount, not heavy, not strong, good, honest flavors, very pleasing to sip. We had a tasting bottle here after we did a successful weekend tasting, it sold well, and continued to sell well as we would taste it here. Many of you were pleased to discover this, and even more pleased to discover that you liked it even more than you thought you would before having ever tried it. That is a really positive sign, shows us all at work, working together, and the results being quite positive.
     3) Liquer Orange & Cognac of GRAND MARNIER , Paris, France, maison fondee en 1827, founded in 1827, $36.99, with 40% alcohol by volume, what a wonderful warming and soothing treat! I used to drink it in Paris when I lived there throught some of the seventies. I loved my ten-year period in Paris , first with my family, and then independently later. I used to have a bottle of this Grand Marnier in my chambre du bonne with a sloping Mansart roof and I would share it with my other international etching friends, as well as my girlfriend then that is now my wife. Wow, that was a grand time, and the Grand Marnier was a real treat to warm us in the cold and damp and sometimes gray weather there.
     4) Blanc Vermouth de Chambery , maison fondee en 1821, house founded in 1821, bt=y DOLIN, with 16% alcohol by volume, by Louis Ferdinand Dolin, the ' other ' clear vermouth by DOLIN, not the dry, this is different, for different uses and cocktails, a ' new ' and exciting experience. You should try it. Google it, get some ideas, ;ile making a white Negroni? and there are more, too!
     5)  Nitro IPA GUINNESS : a group of enterprising brewers on a quest to explore new recipes, reinterpret old ones and collaborate freely to bring exciting beers to life. India Pale Ale. " On Special for a 6-pack of 12-ounce cans , what they refre to as their " brewers project. I like the package, I have not tried this yet, but I had to include it becasue I enjoy a good GUINNESS and I really like the package and the idea!
     6) 77 Whiskey BREUCKELEN Distilled , made in Brooklyn, N.Y. , a whiskey distilled from Local Rye & Corn, aged in American oak barrels. It is a limited-release, first-come, first-serve, On Special for $47.99, we have a few bottles here of now, come get some, check it out, see how it sits on your palate, and how it excites and pleases you, too?!? This is hot or cool of the truck as it may be, we literally just received it, I signed for it perhaps fifteen minutes ago! Exciting.
     7) ' Guilt ' Belgian Coffee Porter , ale with DOMA coffee from SELKIRK ABBEY, On Special for $9.99 a 22 Fl. Oz bottle, ... : " It's not for the masses, it's for you. Our 2013 homebrew contest had 34 entries. This beer won. One sip will tell you why. We were happy to enter it as a Pro-Am beer at the Great American Beer Festival ... " Cheers, come try some, see what you think.
     8) Colorado Whiskey STRANAHAN'S On Special for $65.99 a 750ml bottle, with 47% alcohol by volume, : " It comes straight from THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS and is aged a minimum of 2 years in our new charred0oak barrels. It is non-chill filtered and hand-made in small batches distilled and bottled by STRANAHAN'S Colorado whiskey. Denver, Colorado, USA. " YES!
     9) ' Mash ' barley-style ale aged in Bourbon barrels, by Family Rue THE BRUERY, the 2015 Edition, from Placenta, CA., : " Mash is a delectably rich and malty ale, best enjoyed fresh, nut may evolve pleasantly over time if cellared properly. Please store in a cool, dark place. ... please pour carefully, leaving the yeast sediment behind in the bottle. "
TAKE ADVANTAGE, full advantage of our THREE-PART Weekle WEdnesday Wine SALES : If you cannot come, call : 202-363-4265, and place your order, pay on Wednesday and SAVE BIG  :
     1) Buy any bottle of sparkling or non-sparkling wine over $19.99 ( even On Special at $19.99, except on MOET & CHANDON and VEUVE CLIQUOT  ) and SAVE 20% OFF that price.
     2) BUY ANY SIX ( 6 ) sparkling or non-sparkling bottles ( except on MOET & CHANDON and VEUVE CLIQUOT ) of wine and SAVE 15% OFF the six,
     3) BUY and 12 bottles of non-sparkling or sparkling wine ( except on MOET & CHANDON and VEUVE CLIQUOT ) at any price and SAVE 20% OFF the marked sticker prices.
Included in the sale are port, sherry, marsala, sake, madeira, too.
NOUVEAU IS COMING this Thursday from France! Come taste it here, we have three from the FABulous : 1) MANOIR DU CARRA, the excellent, too : 2) BOUCHARD AINE , and the ' new and exciting ' 3) Oscar and Olivia's Beaujolais Nouveau! Come taste all three this Thursday and chose which you want to buy and take home and enjoy with your meals now and over the holidays. Chill 30 minutes and enjoy with food, the natural acidity of these red wines is a favorite for this time of the year, also great with turkey as the acidity and zesty, tart and tanginess of the Gamay grape made with only carbonic maceration will delight and stimulate the palate and all your senses as you relax and smile and feel warm and good all over! Yes, si si si oui oui oui oui OUI!

HEY, HERE ARE SOME DELIGHTful wines to bring to your attention as Thanksgiving is right around the corner from us now ...

     1) Monastrell 2014, a red grape called Mourvedre in France, a Rhone-style dry red that has body, some pepper and spice, some acidity, a softer version, more fruit-forward, excellent with a casual group gathering, chilling and enjoying, shooting the breeze, feeling downright expansive about life, and sharing your smiles with others! Yes, si si si claro que si, from Spain's Yecla region, from CASTILLO Del BAON, On Special now for $8.99 a bottle.
     2) QUINTESSENCE Bordeaux red 2010, $14.49,  with 13.5% alcohol by volume, a wonderful food wine from a great vintage in Bordeaux , and at a great price, too! Love it, needs a meal!
     3) Chenin Blanc 2015 , a single vineyard Block V dry white from DE MEYE, Stellenbosch, South Africa, $12.99, that we just sampled you all on here this past weekend when John Morrison came to pour the wines of DE MEYE, six in all! ... The Chenin is soft and bright, mellow and mild, lilting and lulling and soooooo suesuesueSUEoooooootthhhhing! I liked it, really nice to sit and sip and relax and spend some time listening to others and coming to appreciate and understand them even better.
     4) Littel River 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon from DE MEYE, also poured here this past Saturday by John Morrison, is heartier, beefier, more rustic and rough, rumble and tumble style that calls out for a flavorful cheese, some tasty vegetarian dishes, some oriental, Indian dishes, bring out the curry, have some more dill, even a splash of a hot pepper here or there to smooth-out the sharp jags of acidity and tannins here, the wine and the food together here, a great winning combo! I liked this a whole lot, got my juices flowing it did, with each sip.
     5) Minervois French red called CAMPAGNE DE CENTEILLES , a 2010 ( great vintage in France ) dry red blend, $17.99, a complex dry red blend to enjoy with a flavorful meal, chill the wine thirty minutes before serving, made by Patricia Boyer-Domergue, using 70-100 year old vines, producing only natural wines from hand-harvested grapes, all sounds and tastes divine to both Chris and me that tasted it here within the last two weeks with John Chadwick our rep fpr Tenth Harvest. Thank you John!
     6) 2012 dry red southern Burgundy from the town of Morgon  using 100% Gamay grapes, $20.99 a bottle with 13% alcohol by volume, a softer, gentler, less tart or tangy Beaujolais cru village wine here, perfect to enjoy now with this colder weather, damper, too, rain coming Thursday, come get some tomorrow and save 20% off the price marked here.
     7) 2013 Chenas red Burgundy wine , $21.99, made by CHRISTOPHE PACALET, made from 100% Gamay grapes, this has substance, juevos, real angularity and bristling and bright clairty, a touch of toast and steel to make you jump, make you start, make you move and react to it's flavors. A great food wine, a great way to wash the food away while mingling with the flavors of the food and enticing more of those flavors to pop and to come out, to reveal themselves, to be better enjoyed, to better enhance the moment, to bring the moment's joys to you more completely! Yes, si si oui, oui, oui oui OUI!
     8) Gruner Veltliner  Loisium 2013, a Reserve DAC, from Karl Steininger, from Austria, $21.99, with 13.5% alcohol by volume, this is a bracing and broad and brimming-with-flavor and character dry white that has a solid and broad base to complement many a meal s the temps drop and the rain starts to fall from our skies above, it will dry you and satisy you, too. I like this, distinctly tasty and a treat especially now, fine with turkey and Thanksgiving.
    9) 2006 Bordeaux Superiore from CHATEA SENAILHAC, On Special for $22.99, just a few bottles left, really delightful and wonderful now, maintenant, no need to wait any longer. This is a beauty to drink even at Thanksgiving, not heavy, not sharp, all the tar, leather, toasted and spicy overtones are all balanced and really nice and providing great enjoyment with a meal, I like it a lot, and we will have magnums of it soon. That will be very nice for the end of the year.
    10) Tr ELLIOTT ' Queste ' Pinot Noir from California's Russian River Valley , $47.99 a bottle, with 14.5% alcohol by volume, a Burgundian-style Pinot Noir. I just tried with Dan Terrasa the entry level, this is the next step up and more flavorful and complex with great breed and balance. Both Chris and I really liked it a lot. I liked today's, too and am happy to have this for a special celebration at Thanksgiving, to those that really know and love wine, and are willing to spend the extra on it.
     Wednesday, tomorrow, November 18th, 2015 from 5-8PM Erin comes to pour some of her Lanterna wines to share the wealthy and the exuberance and the pith and the play of a good bottle of wine! Join us, no charge. It will be a surprise what you taste.
     Friday, November 20th, 2015 from 5-8PM we will have Andrew Stover here to try some wonderful wines for Thanksgiving, from Texas , from Virginia, from New York, and Missouri : come and be pleased and surprised, come and get some really great wines to enjoy at Thanksgiving, something special for everyone, dry reds and whites, even one rose I believe, the McPHERSON Lubboch, Texas wine.
AND from Santos : We have a BELL'S Beer tasting , amber, porter, and Two Heart's IPA!

WE will also taste the FOU-DRE Premium , an ultra premium local  vodka with accents of Pommegranate and other exotic flavor accents, it's charming, it is soft and bright and velvet flavors that hover and kiss your palate, entice and cajole and sound rather ' drole ' to use a French word, and ' sage ', too ... fun, fun . fun , fun FUN! $44.99 a bottle. Unique packaging, an architectural bottle-shape statement . either you will love it or you will hate it!

     Saturday, November 21st, 2015 from 2-6PM,  we have owner/ winemaker Giovanna of her own family's PERLA DEL GARDA here from Veneto, Italy to pour an assortment of her dry whites made from the Trabbiano grape, as well as dry reds made from the Merlot and the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, as well as two of her vintage-dated magnums of sparkling wine, one made from the Trebbiano grape and one made from the Chardonnay grape! This will be fun, this will be very special. All of Giovanna's wines have already sold really well here over the past yaer, so it will be great to finally put her face to her wines. Exciting, come get bottles signed as gifts as many of you will need them when you visit family and friends this holiday season. Cheers.
     ALSO : we have a LONERIDER tasting of cans of beer from North Carolina, we will taste the Brown and also the IPA, join us, never any charge. This is the third time we will be tasting these and so come and be sure you know about them.
     AND we have an ABELOUR Single-Malt Scotch tasting of the 12-year-old for you all, established 1879, a Highland Single Malt scotch whisky , a double-cask matured for you to taste and enjoy. Hopefully we will also taste the 16-year-old? We will see, will know more tomorrow, stay-tuned or call us here at : 20-363-4265 and ask Malkit for more information. 4-6PM ...
THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, you all are the very very very best! We appreciate your patronage, really we do.
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WE ARE TRYING to do what we can to make everything better and more pleasing for you all. Please share any of your thoughts and ideas and let us know what we may do better?
THANKS AGAIN, happy holidays to one and to all, happy end to a hard year, may it be better for us all, we certainly hope so. We will do all that we can, we will always strive to our best for you, cheers,  TONY
WHAT FOLLOWS BELOW is an old store email I wrote bacl on Nov. 15th, 2012 I believe, read and enjoy it and check for current availability and new pricing on any of the items of interest here.
HAVE ALREADY HELPED you all with what you need as today is Diwali and it's gray, cold, raining and a great day to be inside already well-provisioned. That would be the best. I looked into the Diwali holiday earlier as I do not know the details and I read that it is Diwali/ Deepavali : the festival of lights and the beginning of the Hindu New Year. I also learned that it is celebrated by India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Mauritius. That got my attention that Mauritius celebrates it as I have a good friend living there now, Tatiana Maria that used to sell quite a great selection of wines from Spain, Switzerland, Chile and Argentina, too. Oh, I forgot Portugal! Tatiana stops to say " hello " to all of us when she comes through to visit her family here and it's always a pleasure to see her.
IF YOU HAVE ANT " Last Minute " NEEDS for DIWALI please do come and see us. We have lots of liquor " on sale " as I understand that that is enjoyed on this day along with other things like wine and beer as well. Chris, one of our salespeople for one of the big wholesalers ( National ) was just here doing a fine job with our liquor displays : they have never looked better. Come check out our Specials on :  1) ABSOLUT 1.75ml, On Special at $33.99,  2)  Beefeater 1.75ml On Special at $28.99,  3) Jameson Irish Whisky On Special at $25.99,  4)  Absolute 750ml Holiday Collection bottles, 12 different ones in all On Special for $20.99, and  5) Absolute Pear vodka On Special for $20.99. COME AND CHECK THIS ALL OUT!
THERE'S A " Mail-In " $5 rebate here on the ABSOLUT vodkas. Come get some while you still can, good for a purchase of any two ( 2 ) 750ml bottles of ABSOLUT vodka. Great gifts, also fine for Diwali today! THE SUN'S COME OUT : it was rainy, dreary, gray, wet, and cold earlier when I walked our dog and neither of us enjoyed being outside then. It would be different now. This is all good news as the temperature has dropped.
BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU is this Thursday and we have our very favorites : the MANOIR DU CARRA Beaujolais and Beaujolais Villages wines coming here and available for sale this Thursday when it is legal to sell them. It is supposed to be available for purchase every third Thursday of November and made with 100% Gamay grapes and using the process called " carbonic maceration " to make the wines as fresh and lively as possible. We will have open the bottles of the MANOIR DU CARRA for you all to taste here this Thursday, November 15th, 2012. JOIN US> We will also taste the GEORGES DUBOEUF and the BOUCHARD AINE PERE ET FILS as well. This will be fun, this will be festive, come and celebrate the tradition : " LE BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU EST ARRIVE ici chez Cleveland Park Wines Et Spirits! Cheers!!! Soyez toujours bienvenues ici chez Cleveland Park Wines et Spirits! Call to order and pay early : 202-363-4265.
SUNDAY WAS GLORIOUS for so many of us I am sure. I was outside raking and bagging leaves in my shorts. I felt great and happy to be outside with our two animals working hard to do a job that would be soon erased with more leaves falling. Sure enough this morning as I looked outside much of my hard work was gone and only the large bags filled with leaves told the story of the work already accomplished.
THIS PAST SUNDAY EVENING  with neighbors we enjoyed some excellent hummus and a brie-made-with-goats'-milk and some of the Jed STEELE California wines : 1 ) the Shooting Star Sauvignon Blanc and the  2) STEELE Old-Vines " Pacini " Vineyard 2008 Zinfandel. They were both excellent. Everyone liked both and I must say that the Shooting Star Sauvignon and the STEELE Pacini old-vines Zinfandel that Jed owns worked beautifully with our hors d'ouevres so well. The Zin and the Hummus were to " tell great stories for ", " imagine great scenarios for ", " relax and enjoy, smile, feel joy and absolute harmony, faith, contentment for " ... pretty much everything except to " die for " : reason being you can only die once. You want to return for more of this type of contentment and joy when two or more things complement each other so as they did this past Sunday evening. Cheers. THIS PAST WEEKEND we had a KONA Brewing Company tasting of three-of-the-four Hawaiian beers. They were all well-received and we have some in our cooler and ready for immediate sale. We have in the front the " Big Wave " Golden Ale On Special for 8.99 a six-pack 12 ounce bottles, 4.4% alcohol by volume, ) : " ... making handcrafted ales and lagers of un-compromised quality ...  catch the crest of a breaking wave and ride it all the way,  in our sun-drenched big wave golden is a smooth refreshing brew inspired by what makes Hawaii great ". For more info go to : www.KonaBrewingCo.com. Cheers. ALSO THIS PAST FRIDAY we had Jody Jackman of Winebow Imports here with us tasting two fine " classics " in the wine world :  1)  Pinot Grigio delle Venezia, the 2011 Italian  dry white from ZENATO ( $12.99, 12.5% alcohol by volume, www.zenato.it ) , and the  2) Malbec 2010 from CATENA  from Mendoza, Argentina ( $22.99, 13.5% alcohol by volume,  , founded in 1902, 3rd and 4th generations : Nicolas and Laura Catena ).
BOTH showed beautifully. The Pinot Grigio was fragrant and floral and had a lovely accent of peach that I found very appealing this past Friday. So did many of our customers as we sold quite a bit. The CATENA Malbec was flavorful, round, forward and easy to sip with soft, generous tannins. What's not to like? That's why it, too sells so well. BOTH are here in stock around our tasting table. Come check them out and see what you think. The Malbec is perfect for this cold, especially when the sun goes down. The ZENATO Pinot Grigio is perfect to sip anytime all by itself. The owner Alberto Zenato came to see us years ago. We have met Ernesto Catena here in the store that sells us his Alma Negra Blend dry 2009 ( $21.99, Mendoza, Argentina, www.almanegrawines.com.ar , 13.5% alcohol by volume ).


   1) " Headwaters " Pale Ale from VICTORY " V " For Your Taste " ( On Special for $9.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles, www.victorybeer.com/headwaters , from Dowington , Pennsylvania ) : come try some on for size, fit and comfort on your palate! Cheers.
     2) Born & Raised IPA ( India Pale Ale ) , $7.99, 1 Pt., 6 Fl. Oz, 7% alcohol by volume, No- Li Brewhouse LLC, Spokane, WA. , www.nolibrewhouse.com, since 1993, ) : " Washington's own Cascade, Columbus and Chinook hops span across 2 row malt from Armstrong, BC".
     3) Jet Star Imperial IPA ( India Pale Ale ) , $8.99. 8.1% alcohol by volume, 1 Pt. , 6 Fl Oz bottle, from No-Li Brewhouse in Spokane, WA. , www.nolibrewhouse.com, since 1993 : " Remember that first thrill ride and mind altering experience? Jet Star Imperial IPA shatters your senses in a way that has not been seen since Spokane's '74 World Expo ...  ". Wow, gotta try the Imperial IPA!!!!

     4)  Organic Handcrafted Fruit Ale Apricot , ale with apricot juice and natural flavor, from SAM'L SMITH ( On Special for $6.49 a 1 Pt. 2.7Fl. Oz bottle, USDA Organic, from Lancaster, North Yorkshire, England , www.merchantduvin.com ) : come try this Organic Apricot beer and see what you all think. Sam'L SMITH is a class-act! Cheers.

          TWO ( 2 ) From the LEOPOLD BROS :
     1) LEOPOLD'S Navy Strength American Gin, Batch No. 1206 ( $46.99, 750ml bottle, 114 Proof, 57% alcohol by volume, from the LEOPOLD BROS , Denver , Colorado, was distilled from 100% neutral spirits and was poured here this past Saturday by family member Lindsay. Thanks Lindsay, as always you did a great job.
     2) New England Cranberry Liqueur from LEOPOLD BROS. ( $35.99. a 750ml bottle, 20% alcohol by volume, Batch # 1206, Denver, Colorado ) sure was smooth and elegant and fruit-forward, refreshing when Lindsay tasted it here this past weekend with you all. We have a limited amount available so come by and get some now and enjoy it at Thanksgiving this year. Cheers.
          ALSO :
     1) Liqueur Peach from MARIE BRIZARD, France ( $25.99, 18% alcohol by volume, www.mariebrizard.com, Bordeaux, France ) : make the " Rio Grande " : - 5/10 Tequila,  - 3/10 Marie Brizard Peach,  - 2/10 lime juice , then use the shaker and shake well. Cheers, a votre sante!
     2) TAP 357 Canadian Rye Whisky ( On Special for $34.99 a 750ml bottle, 81 Proof, 40.5% alcohol by volume, www.tap357.com, ) : " This blended small batch whisky is a marriage of two purely Canadian flavors : rye and maple. The rustic, authentic character of rye is complemented by rci maple notes ... ".
     3) Plantation Rum from the WESTERHALL Estate ( $28.99, 43% alcohol by volume, Batch # 21105, 750ml, product of St. David's, Grenada, W.I. West Indies ) is tried-and-true and a beauty no matter what way you slice or serve it. Great in a brandy snifter. A classic, sipping rum. Cheers.
WINES From Michel Dumas & Anthony Quinn :
          A SPECIAL OFFER, One Wine Per Customer :
     FROM CADUCEUS CELLARS : owned by Maynard Keenan the lead singer of Tool and A Full Circle :
     There are 5 in all, one we have and the other four come on Tuesday, call Michel or Tony if you are interested to get your bottles :
     1) NAGUAL De La Naga Sangiovese blend 2010, $59.99 a bottle, ...
     2) LOZEN 2010 Arizona Red Table Wine ( $52.99, 13.7% alcohol by volume, made by Tim White, Camp Verde. Arizona ) is a dry red blend of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 14% Malbec. Only eight ( 8 ) bottles available.
     3) MARZO
     4) SANCHA
     More info to follow. Call and reserve NOW!
          ALSO :
     THREE TASTED By Andrew Stover this past Saturday here:
     1)  CHATEAU GRAND TRAVERSE Gamay Noir Old Mission Peninsula 2011 dry red, $18.99, 12.5% alcohol by volume, www.cgtwines.com, from Traverse City, Michigan, USA ) is like a really nice cru beaujolais and nice to enjoy this Thanksgiving. Medium-to-light bodied, bright, lively, fresh, energetic and so versatile with many foods and flavors. Cheers.
     2) Les Copains Dry White Blend from McPherson V. 2011, Texas ( $18.99 a bottle, 13.9% alcohol by volume, 325 cases made, www.mcphersoncellars.com, ) is a dry white blend of 45% Grenache Blanc , 45% Viognier and 10% Roussanne. It showed beautifully and we sold most of it this Saturday. The last case available came here today and you should get a bottle : it will turn your head! It's fine and from Texas to boot! Cheers.
     3) " Mangus " ARIZONA STRONGHOLD dry red blend, a 2011 ( $29.99 a bottle, 14.5% alcohol by volume, www.Azstronghold.com , from Cochise County, Arizona ) is a delightfully well-balanced medium-to-lighter-bodied red of 69% Sangiovese. 13% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. It's a beauty! Perfect for the Turkey Bird of T-Giving!

          AND DON'T FORGET :

     1) DA'DIVAS 2010 Chardonnay from Serra Gaucha, Brazil from LIDIO CARRARO ( $16.99, 13% alcohol by volume, www.lidiocarraro.com ) has great focus, firm flesh flavors and character and body. It's the full package and will make a really nice wine to enjoy during the holiday season. Just sold a case and had to get some more for the customer as for our shelf. Also bought more of the Merlot ( $15.99, 12.5% alcohol by volume, ) that they are pouring by the glass down our block here at PULPO is it? I think so? It's also got great structure and body, character and another great food choice with again low alcohols. Made in the European style by 4th generation Italians from the Veneto region. BOTH are recommended.
     Friday, November 16th, 2012 ( 5-8PM ) : WE have John and Theresa Morrison here coming to pour wines for the Thanksgiving Holidays : CAVE SPRING dry Riesling from Canada, CHATEAU BIANCA Oregon Pinot Noir, PALAIS PRIVE French dry blanc, HOPLER Austrian Gruner Veltliner, YORKVILLE Organic Hi-Roller Zinfandel red California blend, and more. JOIN US, NEVER any charge!
     Santos has a tasting with PEAK Organic from Maine of their " new " seasonal " Solstice beer. JOIN US, NEVER any charge.
     Saturday, November 17th, 2012 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Dmitri coming to pour some of his Nice Legs western U.S. wines like the KLEE Oregon Pinot Noir On Special for $19.99 and the HELIX" Pomatia " Columbia Valley 2008 dry Washington State red blend of 29% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Syrah and 17% Cabernet Franc. JOIN US, NEVER any charge.

WE ALSO HAVE SOME TASTINGS for this weekend " in the works " so when you show up do not be surprised to see more than is included here! The more the better!

OUR Weekly Wednesday Stiil/ Non-sparkling 3-part Wine Sale Tomorrow, Nov. 14th, 2012 - ALL DAY, call and pay tomorrow ans SAVE BIG even if you cannot come by then. WE ALSO DELIVER ( 202-363-4265 ).
     1) Buy any bottle at $20 or over of still wine- SAVE 20% OFF the marked sticker price.
     2) Buy any six or more still wines and SAVE 15% OFF the marked sticker prices.
     3) Buy any 12 or more still wine bottles and SAVE 20% OFF the marked sticker prices.
     SALE good for wines On Sale already as well as all sake, port, sherry, marsala and madeira. Mix things up
     SAVE BIG HERE at CP Wines & Spirits!

I AM SURE I HAVE MISSED many things but it's time to send this email. Thanks for everything! Once again, Happy Diwali! Call us at : 202-363-4265 with any orders or requests. Cheers, TONY