WINE From Chris & Tony :
     1)Chardonnay Dominio de Punctum Organic Vineyards  from FINCA FABIAN , $9.99 a bottle, 2014, with 13% alcohol by volume, this is bright, lively and a real treat to enjoy all by itself, or with a meal. Also comes in the red Tempranillo. Cheers.
     2) Tinto 2014 ' Montecastrillo ' dry red Ribera Del Duero from FINCA TORREMILANOS, $14.99, made by law with 100% Tempranillo grapes, aged in oak for 4 months to make it a bit earthier, beefier, more rustic and edgy, great color, intriguing bouquet, quite the treat to sip and enjoy with a meal, almost anything off the grill, it should be slightly chilled, sipping late at night while looking up at the moon and stars. The moon should be visible tonight! We had this poured here this weekend by Euripedes and Nassos on Saturday afternoon, it was well-received, sold, too by those of you lucky enough to taste it then.
     3) 100% Chenin Blanc from CHARLES BOVE, made in France's Loire Valley , 2014, imported by Vintage 59 and Roy Cloud, superb quality, what a Chenin Blanc can be, a tasty one that we will taste here with Graham Isaac our local Contry Vintner rep that sells them to us. Graham and I are looking at another Vintage 59 wine to pour together with this Vouvray, might be their sparkling wine! Stay-tuned.
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     4) ' Les Millets ' 2013 Reuilly dry rose from JOSEPH MELLOT , $20.99 a bottle, this is an amazing and complex dry rose with a really light , pale color, and yet the flavors fly up and out from the glass! It will make a great dry rose to enjoy when you grill, have some wild salmon filets off the grill, smoked fish or turkey even, this is a hearty hefty flavorful beauty that both knows and speaks it's mind!
     5) 2012 dry red blend from Wellington, South Africa, a blend of 81% Shiraz , 17% Mourvedre and 2% Viognier grapes, from THOKOZANI, $21.49, with 14% alcohol by volume. I really like the smooth and bright, lively, edginess that is softened and become even more fruit-centered with the alcohol , it is charming, it is tasty, it will stick with you and your palate will remember the flavors and want more, a treat
     6) Macabeu 2013 , 100% Macabeu indigenous grape variety from Spain, from JOSEP FORASTER, this rich, complex, layered, viscous white is made from old vines, with extra skin contact, more time on the lees, from Montblanc , a D.O. from Conca de Barbera, with 13% alcohol by volume, this is a great food wine and will hold it's own against many a dish, well-seasoned, aged, grilled, ... they make fine sparkling Cava, too, we carry both. The owner himself was here, and we hit it off really well from the get-go! So Josep Foraster is now family, one of the Cleveland Park Wine and Spirits group : we are a really big family here.
     7) Red 2010 dry Israeli blend from SOUTHERN WINERY, sooo smooth, so silky and bright, no bite, a true and pure taste that is buffered by the alcohol, I liked it a lot when I poured it here this past Friday night from 5-8PM, it would be great with many grilled meats, some flavorful cheeses, it showed brilliantly this past Friday. It is not kosher however, from Ramat Negev, $28.99 a bottle, you should come treat yourselves, chill it thirty-forty minutes, it will warm up to the perfect temperature, and be a special wine to celebrate with!
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     Friday, June 3rd, 2016 ( 5-8PM ) : We have Graham Isaac here from the Country Vintners to do a tasting of the CHARLES BOVE Vouvray and sparkling wine from the Loire valley, as well as the two from WEST CAPE HOWE in western Australia, the 1) Shiraz, the ... 2) Sauvignon Blanc and ... 3) Chardonnay, too! Come taste, free tasting!
     Friday with Legends Imports and Ryan Thomas we will taste three spirits :  1) Ginmare , a Barcelona , Spanish gin,... a ...2) BLOOMERYLemoncello ' Sweet Shine ' from West Virginia, with all the fruit coming from West Virginia ... and the .... 3) TOWN BRANCH Bourbon whiskey from Kentucky : all ' new ' : HOPEFULLY something for everyone! YES,si, claro que si!
     FREE TASTINGS HERE always, join us, make some new friends, come and see what you think, bring family and friends, become our family and friends, too!
     Saturday, June 4th, 2016 : ( 2-6PM ) : We have John and Theresa Morrison here from their own Boutique Imports to taste a selection of their wines that I believe should include : One COMPASS or IL CUORE ( the heart ) California wine, One DEMEYE Stellenbosch South African wine, One wine of Argentina, either the sparkling rose of Malbec, or a regular non-sparkling dry Malbec, ... and we will see for the last entry when Theresa calls me back soon!
     ALSO : We have Kayla coming to taste with you all  the FABulous MAGNUS Ivy City, Washington D.C. gin and vodka " Royal Seal ', both at $27.99, great values for their top-quality, they WAY overdeliver for these prices, ... and we hope to also tast their limited, new release : " Mury Hill Club : " Balanced notes of wood, char, vanilla, and dried fruit, black pepper forms at mid palate and lingers for a long, warm finish."
Richard Wolf writes as well : " This whiskey is singularly unique. I don't know of anything out there that is comparable. " I cannot wait to try it!
ALL FUN, all exciting, let's share tastes, stories and creat some good times and memories together as we taste and sample TOP-FLIGHT wines from all around the world in all price ranges and all styles, reds, whites, roses, sparkling, still, dry and sweet!
CHEERS, THANKS For everything, we appreciate all you do for us, and your continued support! See you soon, come by when you get off work tonight, or call us for a delivery at : 202-363-4265.    See you soon,  TONY