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IT'S STILL So Exciting, Seeing Clearly R Shining Sparkling stars so clearly @ Night! 4 nights now in a row!

Tues. Primary Voting ALL DAY, what to enjoy tonight in drink and food as we all watch the returns?!? WE can and are thrilled be able to help you with the drinking part of this equation. Come by, our beer and wine refrigerators are filled with many choices to the max!
JOHN ( Jean-Olivier ) JUST CAME BY asking : " I need a red. " I responded : " What do you need it for? How will you serve it? What price is good for you? " John who's family is originally part-French ( John speaks French , he did, too, with me ) said simply : " It's a gift.  ... a Cotes du Rhone. Something simple, nice for sipping. " I walked him back to our Rhone sections and we went back-and-forth as I described the wines, showing him wines from the Costieres De Nimes, from Corbieres, from Languedoc and finally from Minervois. 
JOHN QUICKLY PICKED UP on the fact that I love wine, and try many of the wines we sell here. I built up a confidence for him and we settled at the CAMPAGNE DE CENTEILLES 2010 Minervois bottles par Boyer Domergue, $17.99 a bottle, with 14.5% alcohol by volume. It was three dollars more than the $15 he wanted to spend. I had shown him wines at $11.49, $13.49 and another at $17.99, I wanted to work withing his price range. But, as he said, it was a gift and this Minervois is a 2010 and showing really well.
I TOLD JOHN : " I do not want to lie to you, all these wines would benefit and show better with some crackers, bread or cheese, pate , too. " We will see. I hope John comes back and gives me a report on this gift of the CAMPAGNE DE CENTEILLES. Cheers, nice to meet you John.  
THIS IS A Really Fast-Pased Time, as we all lnow, and so one of the big excitements here as I walked in earlier was that Santos cleaned, waxed our floors , and on Facebook I posted some pictures of how good the full stretch, the length of the store is, FABulous, really impressive. This morning's sunshine came in through our front here and bounced off our floors and was spectacular, really stunning, you could follow the sun on the floor like a path, looked great. Check them out.
I HAD FUN WALKING EARLIER these shiny waxed floors of ours as I picked out different items to bring to your attention for tonight's primary election returns of both Democrats and Republicans,... and you may enjoy them throughout the week as well.
BEER From Santos :
     1) ' Le Merle " Saison Belgian-Style Farmhouse Ale, from the American Artisan Series , from the NORTH COAST Brewing Company, On Special for $10.99 a 4-pack of 12-ounce bottles, with 7.9% alcohol by volume, from Fort Bragg, California.
     2) " Seclusion " IPA from NEW PLANET Brewing is 'new, and crafted to remove gluten ", a 6-pack of 12-ounce cans with 4.9% alcohol by volume, come check this out and see how it tastes and feels on your tongue and in your mouth, and how it is absorbed and received by all your senses?!? A fun project, a great task that will please and reward many. Cheers.
     3) Godfather Original Quality , the GODFATHER Premium Beer, On Special for $2.99 a  650ml bottle, with 6.8% alcohol by volume, I should have had you all enjoying this for the Oscars this weekend! Without  the ' hit ' of course, unless you consider a good taste like a good hit! Cheers!
     1) ' Mahina Coco ' Coconut liqueur from CLEMENT, a French Caribbean liqueur, this is a splendid Creole delicacy of white rhum and macerated coconut, $25.99 a bottle, with 18% alcohol by volume, I like this quite a bit, a really fine, elegant flavor, smooth, silky coconut taste!
     2) ' Los Parrales ' Anniversario SINGANI from Bolivia, $38.99 a bottle, ' the spirit of altitude ' , is really pure, very fresh, so alive, leaves no headaches, really a very fine and tasty, yet unique taste in a spirit made at such a high altitude. Marina will be here to taste it this Friday from 5-8PM, join us and taste it for yourselves and see what you all think? It will be Marina's third time here tasting it. And the price has gone down since we started with her two years ago. Come and taste and see what all the fuss is about!
     3) Anejo Tequila of Agave, called CORAZON, made from 100% Agave, $54.99 a bottle, with 40% alcohol by color. Besides the smooth and intense flavors I am mezmerized by the color, less-filtered, leaves more of the taste and the character in the bottle, and the bottle-shape, too is really special. 

     4) The Distillers Edition of GLENKINCHIE , The Edinburgh Malt, a Single Malt Scotch Whisky, On Special for $109.99 a bottle, with 43% alcohol by volume, this refined and distinct flavor comes in part from being double-matured in Amontillado casks-wood ... here the whisky has a sophisticated balance between sweet and dry, with a malty depth and showing of this lovely lowland character to the max! Cheers, worth every hard-earned penny of yours.

I STEPPED OUTSIDE TO CLEAR my thoughts and walked down to the end of our block just now to Macomb Street and Connecticut Avenue NW, , 20008 , and looked down by Ardeo and spotted a dirty penny. I decided to walk back and pick it up, brought it back, washed it off, and it is still pretty dirty and the image of Lincoln is scraped up badly now, the other side with the Lincoln Memorial is also tarred black, shiny and matted, two great contrasts, I cannot make out the vintage, glad I have it, a lucky charm for me today as we start to decide who will follow in all our older president's footsteps tonight! I might have to wash this penny again, saving and investing pennies, building up from there.
WINE By Chris & Tony :
     6 Fine Wines Under $10 :
     1) 2013 dry white Italian wine from Piemonte, a Cortese , Bricco Dei TATI, On Special for $6.99 a bottle, what a great refreshing.lively treat with real taste , distinct, good character, best with food! Yes!
     2) Garnacha & Syrah, a 2014 vintage, from Spain , the Campo De Borja region, this VINA COLLADO On Special for $7.99 a bottle with 14% alcohol by volume is tasty and over-delivers for the price, a great quaffer! Full, round, layered with good accents of pepper-white and spice, everything nice!
     3) 2014 Piemonte Barbera from Bricco dei TATI , $8.49 a bottle, is a delight, peppery, spicy, earthy, classic style, to be enjoyed with a meal, that is where it will shine, great value, too. Medium-to-lighter-bodied, packs some poignant punches!
     4) Macabeo indigenous dry grape variety used to make many sparkling Spanish cavas, this VINA COILADO 2014, On Special for $8.99 a bottle,   with 12.5% alcohol by volume is a tasty, distinct dry white to use again with food where the food and the wine work off one another and taste the best. May Mediterranean dishes here, shellfish, some fresh sardines from a lake, some paella, a feijoada from Brazil, so many great combos here including many dry and hard and semi-hard cheeses will be great together here!
     5) Tempranillo and Syrah dry red from Spain using organic grapes, $9.99 a bottle, 2014, with 13% alcohol by volume, this Vino de la Tierra de Castilla dry and flavorful red, On Special for $9.99 a bottle, is a another really tasty fine food wine. Chill 30 minutes and enjoy thoroughly!
     6) Parados Malbec 2015 from Mendoza, Argentina On Special for $9.99 a bottle, a hearty, robust, full-kick-extension hit to cleanse and clear and satisfy, at a really great everyday price of $9.99 a bottle, with 14% alcohol by volume. Really nice!
          OVER $10 :
     1) Organic Tempranillo from Argentina's SANTA JULIA : really nice, fleshy, rounded organic wines with some accents to please many, a 2015 lighter-bodied red, $10.99 a bottle. Also available here in Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay!
     2) 2010 ( great vintage in Bordeaux ) CHATEAU LAVAGNAC Bordeaux red, On Special for $12.99 a bottle, a really fine food wine now, food fleshes out the harder more complex flavors and renders them more adorable.
     3) Sauvignon Blanc 2014 from Ellie's TEN SISTERS and ONE BROTHER Kiwi family in Marlborough, $18.99 a bottle, smooth and silky, more like a French Loire Valley Sancerre! Fine value, too!
          THREE For Tomorrow's Bulgarian Taste:
     1) 2010 CASTRA RUBRA  Thracian dry red blend of 60% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, kosher for Passover, $19.99 a bottle, delicious, balanced, a real treat, I was quite impressed when Robert tasted me on it. He will be back to taste again tomorrow from 5-8PM.
     2) 2010 Via Diagonalis Thracian dry red blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Rubin and 5% Mavrud, also kosher for Passover, also to be tasted here tomorrow, with 14.5% alcohol by volume, $19.99, also distinct, impressive, a great addition here to our  selection.
    3) 2012 Burgozone Pinot Noir PGI Danube Plain from Bulgaria, this is a soft, open and delicious, floral Pint Noir, very appealing , very enjoyable to sip all by itself! Robert will also taste this tomorrow night!
          WEEK'S TASTINGS :
     1) Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 ( 5-8PM ) TWO TASTINGS 4 U :
          a) Narayan will taste the fine French Burgundy wines of L, COUTURIER dry red and white Burgundy, as well as a ' killer ' Cremant that blows me away! Free, join us.
          b) Robert of G & B Importers will be here to taste a broad selection of six/seven fine wines of Bulgaria tomorrow, including the three I just mentioned above!
     2) Friday, March 4th, 2016 ( 5-8PM ) : Jody Jackman will be here to work her magic with you all! Call tomorrow for more info, will know more then!
     ALSO : We have Marina here to taste her fine Bolivian SINGANI higher spirit with you!
     3) Saturday, March 5th, 2016 ( 2-6PM ) : we will have Oscar here of Voila Collection to taste two outstanding French rose wines, and I hope some of the AIRLIE Oregon wines, too! Call for more info tomorrow when I will have finalized our plans with Oscar.
     THANKS for everything, you all are the very best always. We love you. Cheers,  TONY