Special Notices For Week 4/18-25/16

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5:01 PM (8 minutes ago)
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IT'S OUR 80+ dgrees second day-in-a-row today, and that is exciting. YES Organic opened up here this past Saturday and that is a welcome relief for many of you that have mentioned this to us repeatedly as many of you were quite upset that it was not open in Decemeber like they forecats.
WE HAVE Mariana Annio the owner, winemaker of PIETRAVENTOSA winery here this Saturday. She makes brilliant wines in one of the two famous wine-grape-growing regions of Puglia called Gioia del Colle, and she makes four brilliant versions of the Primitivo grape in red wine, and one in a dry rose.
WE HAVE A DINNER THIS SUNDAY at CASA LUCA , April 24th, 2016, 6-9PM , at : 1099 New York Avenue, N.W. with Mariana Annio and her wines of Agricole PIETRAVENTOSA, join us, this will be very special, what a treat, come taste the wines with the food and see what you all think. Go to their web page and check for the menu, price.
ALL THE Agricole PIETRAVENTOSA  WINES will be available for sale at special pricing and ready to pick up here at our store on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016. All the wines including the " one-time offer ' of the Volere Volare 2012 Primitivo that they put in old oak barrels for a little more than a year, $19.99 a bootle for that and the " Allegoria 2012, and the EstRosa 2014 dry rose, and the Reserva 2008 is On Special for $45.99, regularly $49.99 a bottle.

CALL CASA LUCA ristorante now for reservations as I hear they are going quickly.

MARIANNA ANNIO will be here herself this Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 from 2-6PM with importer Robert Kennedy to taste all 4 wines here , a free-tasting, join us. This will be Marianna's second tasting here and we are so excited to get her back here.
GEORGE DUBOUEF of his own Beaujolais empire is scheduled to come see us here any minute, that will be fun, what a moment that will be.
TOMORROW we have a tasting of the JUSTIN Vineyard California wines between 5-8PM, come by, free!
ON FRIDAY we have a tasting of some fine German wines with Chris Bartha from 5-8PM, that may include some sparkling, may also include some French and Italian wines. I have to catch up with Chris and see what he has up his sleeves for us this Friday. It will be great , the wines are first-rate, small production in many cases, and also some sensational values, especially the Italian wines!
SATURADAY, April 23rd, 2016 ( 2-6PM ) : We have Marianna Annio of her own Agricole PIETRAVENTOSA winery from Puglia, Italy that I mentioned above, with the dinner the next night at CASA LUCA.
SAVE TOMORROW, SAVE every Wednesday here on your wine purchases, up to 20% OFF , two ways at least, one way you save 15% OFF on your purchase of the marked sticker prices.
THIS WILL BE THE SHORTEST EMAIL I have every posted, sorry, do not worry, just too many important owners and winemakers that came by today from ...
Betsy Nachhaur , Russian River Valley, CA. that with her husband Bill that makes the wines, tasted me on five of their filed blend reds and I was blown away with the 2011, 2012 Dolcetto, loved the fruit-centered qualities of the Zinfandel 2012, liked very much the Cabernet Franc 2012, too, all five were amazingly well-made, well-balanced wines, what an incredible treat.
WE ALSO HAD owner Michael Honig of his family's  CA. Napa Valley HONIG fine Sauvignon Blancs and also Cabernet Sauvignons, and before that we had ...
Robert Kennedy here to talk about our wine-dinner and wine-tasting here for the Agricole PIETRAVENTOSA, with  ...
Kerry Tate of the Diamond District Wines  also tasting me on some superb REZABAL Txacoli de Getaria  Basque whites, a dry white and rose Txakolina, the dry 2014  white was thicker, denser, more packed and fleshy in flavor, the 2015 rose was soft and silky and delicate. Wow, loved both of them, each $18.99 a bottle, here in May as are the HONIG wines of Napa,  and the ACORN Winery  wines of the Russian River Valley.
THEN ERIC PLATT comes by with three killer wines, tow reds from Spain, a 2007 Priorat red that we will put On Special for $11.99 a bottle, a Jumilla red Cabernet, Syrah and Monastrell red blend for the same price, and a  WEINGUT EUGEN WEHRHEIM 2013 Niersteiner Bildstock Riesling Kabinett Rheinhessen German white, with 10% alcohol by volume, that will be On Special for $13.99 : all three are splendid, amazing wines, great values, and all drinking really well now, though they can all be enjoyed over a long period of time as they are still improving in the bottle.
They will be here the first week of May, so come and place your orders here now before I sell out. I have a bottle of the German Riesling open here for you to taste now when you get off work.
THANK YOU for everything , sorry this email is so short, will do better next week.
ENJOY THE results of the primaries tonight with something you get here before heading home! We have something for any of you, just let us know what you like.
THE BEER COOLERS, WINE FRIDGES are all well-stocked, so we should be able to find you something to walk home with and start enjoying immediately in this 80+ degrees warm weather of ours outside, the second day in a row, wow, summer is now here, a short up-and-down spring, summer already?!?
COME SAVE HERE TOMORROW, come to our tastings, call CASA LUCA for reservations this Sunday to meet Marianna Annio and taste her fine wines of Agricole PIETRAVENTOSA, or meet her here first on Saturday, then have her wines with some fine Italian food the next day, all withing this weekend, so many great choices. Cheers, thanks again,  TONY