Château Pontet-Canet in Washington DC
Calvert and Woodley’s Ed Sands was named 2012 Wine Retailer of the Year in the USA. I have known Ed Sands for many years, as a customer of Calvert and Woodley and as a participant of winemaker dinners organized by Calvert and Woodley.
Ed Sands from Calvert and Woodley
Calvert Woodley opened its doors in 1982 after the merger of two competitors, Calvert Liquors and Woodley Wine & Liquor, and is still owned and operated by the original owners and their families. Dating back to 1945, Calvert Liquors was located on Wisconsin Avenue in the Glover Park neighborhood. Woodley Wine & Liquor, created in 1966, was in the Cleveland Park strip across from the Uptown Theater. When the opportunity arose for Aaron Bernstein of Calvert to join forces with Ed Sands of Woodley, the two jumped at the chance and moved to the current location in the Van Ness/UDC neighborhood at the corner of Connecticut Ave and Windom.
Each store brought its strengths to help Calvert Woodley thrive. From Calvert came, among other things, La Cheeserie & International Deli and from Woodley came the Direct Importing of Bordeaux that has helped make our wine department the power it is today. Woodley began selling Bordeaux Futures with the 1966 vintage! With about 50 employees, including sons of owners David Bernstein and Michael Sands, Calvert Woodley is poised to excel for years to come.
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Wine Importer Robert “Bobby” Kacher at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Dupont Circle in Washington DC
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