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03/21/2019 
Dear Subscriber 

 


Today is Thursday, March 21
It"s National Common Courtesy Day!!.

National Common Courtesy Day is observed annually on March 21st.  This day brings awareness to how important common courtesy is in our lives. In the Merriam-Webster dictionary, courtesy is described as a: behavior marked by polished manners or respect for others: courteous behavior b: a courteous and respectful act or expression.
Common courtesy can be as simple as saying “please” and “thank you” when asking for and receiving a service, gift or assistance.  Kindness and courtesy do go a long way and are noticed by others even if you do not realize it.  Letting someone in front of you in traffic is easy.  Hold open a door for someone or give a person a hand with his groceries.  Give up your seat on the bus to someone who might need it.  Introduce yourself to the new employee or kid at school and take the time to introduce her to the rest of the crew. 

These are just a few examples of small things that make a difference to someone else.
They are momentary deeds of being courteous.

I would hazard a guess that we could all use a little more common courtesy in our lives. Just a bit more civility and understanding that different points of view are not necessarily associated with good and evil.

At
The Wine Cabinet, we believe in politeness and acceptance, even if you don"t like our wine or beer! :-)
Seriously, humor and friendliness are our stock in trade and we hope that it gives you the incentive to make us your favorite place to get your wine, beer and entertaining needs.

 





The Weekend starts tonight with Open Bottle Thursday!!



Eden Trails
2015 Shiraz



$19.50 a bottle!!
$105.00 for six!!


92 Points The Wine Spectator
91 Points The Wine Enthusiast
90 Points The Wine Advocate



"Thick and lush, with clove-scented red and black fruit flavors, showing accents of cedar, sandalwood and gingerbread on a seamless body. The tannins provide some velvety traction in the background, but the finish seems to go on forever, with waves of spice and green tea. Drink now through 2027."

Friday: Klaus Wittauer, KW Selections: Klaus and his wines were one of the reasons we entered into the retail wine fray fifteen years ago. We have always been as proud as he of the quality and value that his wines deliver. Even if you do have to work a little harder on the pronounciation!! Kommen Sie Bitte!
Saturday: Kelly Allen, Free Run Wine Merchants: Kelly is one of the reasons I enjoy being in this business - a fine young mind with a passion to learn all that is possible about wine! We have a few that we work with and convinces me that wine has only scratched the surface in the USA!
Brews,  Winter hasn"t fully departed and spring hasn"t really asserted herself yet. But they are playing college basketball madly
and Baseball"s Opening Day is just around the corner.
SO? You gotta have some brewskies!!
We have a couple Collective Arts that I know you"ll love and a new Commonwealth that I can"t wait to try!


OPEN 10:00 - 8:00 pm Mon - Sat
and
11:00 - 6:00 pm Sunday




Tuesday, April 9: The Wine Club - Bordeaux with Jim Futrell

Monday, May 13: Paint & Sip - Instructor Teresa Ahmad

Tuesday, May 21: The Wine Club - Pinot Heaven with Mark Luna  

Tuesday, June 18: The Wine Club
 - Summer Whites and Rose" with Melissa Graeff 

Check out the Events tab on our website. 
A small fee offsets the cost of the class and ranges from $25 to $50 per person, $40 to $75 per couple.
We limit attendance so it’s enjoyable for all
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Bill, Steve, Nate, Ben, Rande and Mike


 



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Thorn-Clarke
"Eden Trail"
Shiraz 

2015
Eden Valley South Australia

Rich & Aromatic this Shiraz is a "Ripper"! 
More then likely you are familiar with the Clarke family through the little brother to this weeks featured Open Bottle - Shotfire Ridge Shiraz. 
Sam Clarke is a sixth generation winemaker that takes his responsibilities seriously, he is always researching how to add even more value in to all of his bottlings. Having the pleasure of Sam"s company at different events over the years I can say he is as dedicated to his craft as he is to his families heritage.

92 Points! The Wine Spectator 
"Thick and lush, with clove-scented red and black fruit flavors, showing accents of cedar, sandalwood and gingerbread on a seamless body. The tannins provide some velvety traction in the background, but the finish seems to go on forever, with waves of spice and green tea. Drink now through 2027."
90 Points! The Wine Advocate
"From vineyard blocks around the winery, the 2015 Eden Trail Shiraz features hints of eucalyptus, cola and spice. It"s a savorier style than most will expect, with medium body, supple tannins and a crisp finish."

91 Points! The Wine Enthusiast
"The nose shows ripe plums, licorice, damp earth, coffee, dried herbs and a woody note. The palate is full throttle, oozing more ripe primary fruit and less secondary characters than the nose suggests. The tannins are big and muscular and oak is fairly prominent for the moment, but this should cellar nicely. Drink 2020–2027."


Our Thoughts.........


Lifted aromas of spicy dark cherries, boysenberries, blackberries and spiced plums with a hint of cedar. A full bodied wine; the palate is a maze of spice, pepper and dark fruits, the finish is bright and refreshingly clean.

Elsewhere at $30
Our Regular Price $24.99

Special Sale Price 
 $19.50 a bottle


$105.00 for six! ($17.50)


 

Call us to order 703-668-WINE(9463)


A bit about Thorn-Clarke in their words…..
The name Thorn-Clarke derives literally from the relationship of two long time Barossa families. Founders David and Cheryl Clarke (nee Thorn) work with their son Sam in this family orientated business. The Thorn-Clarke family has a long history in the Barossa – six generations of involvement in the regions world famous wine industry.


Today the Clarke family is one of the Barossa Valleys largest grape growers and winemakers with 270 hectares of vineyard spread across four sites in the Barossa and Eden Valley. Having grown grapes and sold the fruit to other wineries for a number of years the Thorn-Clarke name is relatively young as a winemaker with the release of the first wines in 2001.
Cheryl Clarke’s ancestors settled in the Barossa in the 1870’s and for six generations have been involved in the wine industry. Cheryl’s father Ron Thorn’s property has some of the oldest Shiraz vineyards in Australia and possibly the world on the Thorn family property ‘Clifton’ outside of Angaston. Earliest records show this old vineyard was in existence in 1854.

David Clarke’s family were pioneers in the Barossa as well but most famously in the mining of gold from the Barossa Goldfields. One of his ancestors was James Goddard who was responsible for opening the Lady Alice gold mine in the Barossa goldfields and which was the largest gold mine in South Australia at the time. It has been David’s love of the wine industry that saw the planting of the Kabininge vineyard outside of Tanunda in 1987. The planting of the Kabininge vineyard represented the start of a deeper involvement by the family in the Barossa wine
industry.

David Clarke, Owner
David is a vigneron and geologist which has proved a winning combination. He was formerly the Chairman of Australian Vintage Limited which, until its takeover by Simeon Wines Limited, was Australia’s second largest listed wine company.
When not working and spending time with the family, chances are you will find David playing, watching or talking about his favourite sport – Cricket.

Cheryl Clarke, Owner

Cheryl’s family (The Thorn’s) have been involved in the wine industry for six generations. Cheryl was instrumental in establishing the Mt Crawford vineyard and in the late 1990’s succeeded in convincing all that Pinot Gris was the varietal of the future. The Pinot Gris has worked so well at Mt Crawford we can’t keep up!

Sam Clarke, Owner
Sam is a member of our sixth Barossa generation to be involved in the Barossa wine industry. After having spent several years in various mining towns across the country working as an accountant, it was time to come home and help manage the family winery.
On weekends Sam can be found spending time with his wife Helen and two daughters, or during the week having a very competitive hit of squash.



 


Just to remind you of the ongoing opportunities we have:
Thursday Evening Open Bottle 4:00 - 8:00 pm - 1 wine rated highly and discounted generously;
Friday Evening Tasting 5:00 - 8:00 pm - 3 Beers, 5 wines discounted 10% from the first bottle;
Saturday Afternoon 1:00 - 5:00 pm - a different group of beers and wines and sometimes soup or chocolate or something else of interest!


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