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Thursday, October 17, 2019

New Holland Dragon's Milk Reserve Oatmeal Cookie

Sold out now, will try to get more tomorrow





New Holland Dragon's Milk Reserve Oatmeal Cookie...$15.99 / 4pk
Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout with cinnamon, oats, brown sugar, raisins, and Madagascar vanilla extract
We are excited to announce the next entry in our legendary Dragon's Milk Reserve series: Oatmeal Cookie!

Inspired by one of our favorite treats, Dragon’s Milk Reserve: Oatmeal Cookie is carefully aged with cinnamon, oats, brown sugar, raisins, and Madagascar vanilla extract. The familiar flavors of a freshly baked oatmeal cookie make an excellent pair with the rich, warm bourbon notes of our signature barrel-aged stout.

Rhone Wine Class


We are bringing back Wine Classes!

First one up -- Rhone Valley!
(Bordeaux Class planned for Dec 5th - will post another day)




Rhone Valley Gems

Rhone Wine Class (and tasting of course)
Featuring our own Aaron Zwicker and Dave Davis

(with a combined over 40 years of wine experience in St. Louis!)



Wednesday, November 13th 7:00-8:30pm
The Wine and Cheese Place (Forsyth Tasting Room)
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO

  • $35 per person
  • Limited to 12 guests
  • Reservations required

Click here to sign up now


For many years, the Southern Rhone valley has produced some of the most profound wines in France. From the famed Chateauneuf-du-Pape and the great satellite appellations of Gigondas & Vacqueyras, to fantastic bang-for-your-buck Cotes-du Rhones, the region is moving from strength to strength. We’re showing off some of our favorites in this class just in time for holiday drinking.

Here is what will be featured (list subject to change)


2015 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
Rated 92/100 Vinous Media

2017 Domaine Saint-Prefert Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge “Clos Beatus Ille”

2016 Pierre Usseglio Lirac Rouge
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck


2016 Prat Sura Vacqueyras La Cuvee
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2015 Domaine Gour de Chaule Gigondas Cuvee Tradition
Rated 92/100 Vinous






2014 Domaine Isabel Ferrando Chateauneuf-du-Pape “Colombis”


Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

October 18th from 4-6:30pm Chesterfield



The Wine and Cheese Place is proud to introduce Tom Bush.
We are excited to have Tom as our newest member of our Chesterfield location.
Tom brings many years of wine experience with him. Come in and meet Tom and enjoy tasting wine with him and asking him any wine questions you might have!

TOMORROW!!

Come meet Tom Bush at our Chesterfield location
Open House Wine Tasting!

Friday, October 18
4-6:30 PM

"Greetings friends and former customers!
As many of you already know, I have joined and The Wine and Cheese place in Ballwin as a wine and spirits consultant. I'm very pleased to have stayed in the industry working for this great St. Louis institution.
So let's have a party! Please join me at our Chesterfield location as we will feature great variety of  wines including sparkling, white, rose' and red wines. We will be tasting 12 wines in all."
--------- Tom Bush






THE WINE & CHEESE PLACE ADDS AN EXCITING NEW TEAM MEMBER!
The Wine and Cheese Place is very pleased to welcome TOM BUSH to the team at our Chesterfield location. Tom was most recently the Wine Director at Balaban’s before it closed a few weeks ago. Before that, Tom was an owner of St. Louis Wine Market and a manager at The Wine Chateau. Beyond his expertise with wine and whiskey, Tom might just be the nicest guy around!

Tom describes how he first got into wine: “Many years ago while celebrating an event in our young lives, my wife Judy and I ordered a half bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape at a French restaurant in Chicago. Our lives were changed forever.”

We have some great projects planned with Tom—such as bringing back our Wine Club—and we intend to have him host a series of wine classes. Stay tuned!

Head over to our Chesterfield store located at 14748 Clayton Rd. (636) 527-1144 and say hello to Tom!
You can also email him at tom@wineandcheeseplace.com

Baijiu



Xi Feng Jiu Red Baijiu...$17.99 / 750ml
55% ABV
Clear to the eyes with a nose of tart green apples and wet grass, this baijiu has a sweet and earthy palate. Made from premium sorghums, wheat, barley and peas, with natural water from Shaanxi province. After repeated distillation from the same batch made of raw materials, this base liquor is then placed in a container called “the sea of the liquor”. The container itself is key to achieving the unique aromas, as well as the balanced and harmonious flavor. It takes about 3 years of aging before blending and bottling.


Mianzhudaqu Baijiu...$19.99 / 750ml
52% ABV
Clear to the eyes with a nose of floral elements, this baijiu has a sweet, clean, mellow palate. This strong aroma baijiu is brewed with traditional techniques – made from 50% sorghum and 50% grains (rice, glutinous rice, wheat and corn), with Yufei mineral water, rich in strontium (alkaline earth metal). The product is low in sodium, strongly fragrant, pure and sweet, with a long lasting, smooth body. The tropical fruits and floral notes make it very mixable for cocktails.



Niu Lan Shan Chen NIang Baijiu...$17.99 / 750ml
Strong Aroma
ABV 52%
Clear to the eyes with a nose of strong fruit aroma with an herb finish. The palate is sweet with a short and pleasant finish. Made from high-quality sorghum and wheat, its leaven made from peas and barley, the pure grains and ingredients make this natural product not only unique but also represents traditional Chinese Baijiu culture.



Luzhou Laojiao Zishadaqu Baijiu...$36.99 / 375ml
ABV 52%
Clear to the eyes with a nose of pepper, ripe peach, and burnt rice. The palate is slightly sweet with flavors of peach and pear. Made in original fermentation pits with 60% sorghum, 20% wheat and 20% rice, this baijiu has a strong aroma. It is full bodied and rich in flavors. The Zisha bottle, grainy and unpolished purple, pays homage to traditional liquor vessels. In fact, Zi-Sha translates to “purple sand”. The bottle itself was introduced in 1993 with a replica Gold Medal that the brand won at the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco.



Luzhou Laojiao Bainian Baijiu....$55.99 / 375ml
ABV 52%
Clear to the eyes with a nose of pepper and ripe peach. The palate is slightly sweet with flavors of peach and pear. Made from 60% sorghum, 20% wheat, and 20% rice, this baijiu has an extremely complex floral aroma and is rich in flavor. Bainian literally translates to “hundred years” and is fermented from the mud pits that have continuously producing for over a hundred years. Its quality is exceptional – brilliantly smooth as well as flavorful. Enjoy at room temperature or serve chilled.

Redemption Barrel Strength

More of Batch #2 in stock!

Redemption Rye 10 Year Old Barrel Proof....$89.99
Batch #2
Mash bill: 95% Rye and 5% Barley Malt
ABV: 58.1%


Redemption Bourbon 9 Year Old Barrel Proof....$89.99
Batch #2
Mash bill: 75% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Barley Malt
ABV: 54.1%

Booker's Bourbon Country Ham



Booker's Bourbon Country Ham...$66.99
MASTER DISTILLER NOTES
This batch is made up of 364 barrels, produced on a single date and stored in three warehouses. The breakdown of barrel storage is as follows:
51% came from the 7th floor of 9-story warehouse H
5% came from the 3rd floor of 7-story warehouse P
44% came from the 4th floor of 7-story warehouse P
This batch has an elegant color that is beautiful in the glass. The aroma is sweet with a subtle hint of vanilla that is mingled with brown sugar notes. The flavor is sweet at first with a long, smooth finish that warms your palate. I know this batch would be one Dad would enjoy while he sampled the country hams Freddie and I cure today in the same smokehouse he and his grandfather Jim Beam cured hams in many years ago.

Deschutes Handup IPA





Deschutes Handup IPA....$8.99 / 6pk 
Grab a hoppy trackside Handup IPA and keep cranking across citrusy fields of floral hop flavor and tropical aromas to a crisp, dry finish.
Our new mainline IPA is here! HandUp IPA an American-style IPA with aroma and flavor driven by the citrus, tropical, and grassy hop notes with a light malt character with a crisp dry finish. With our NW roots, cyclocross has been a big part of our culture for many years. We chose to name this beer “HandUp” because of our PNW roots and cyclocross affiliation. The beer label pays homage to Deschutes Brewery co-owner Colby, our cyclocross team captain who left this earth too soon in 2018.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Weekly Whiskey Flight




Weekly Whiskey Flight- (IN)Famous Bar - Forsyth location only

Taste these three from the Williett Distillery
Only $7 for a 3/4 pour of each of them!

Very seldom to we have these in stock
  • Willett Straight Bourbon 47% abv
  • Old Bardstown Estate Bottled Straight Bourbon 50.5% abv
  • Johnny Drum Private Stock Straight Bourbon 50.5% abv
Available now- Ends this Saturday October 19th




This week’s flight at The Wine And Cheese Place in Chesterfield
Try this MGP sourced lineup for only $9 (for three 3/4oz pours)!
  • Smooth Ambler Old Scout Bourbon
  • Belle Meade Sour Mash Bourbon Whiskey
  • Redemtion Wheated Bourbon

Available now- Ends this Saturday October 19th

Founder's Harvest Ale


It sold out fast yesterday!
9 more cases just arrived!



Founder's Harvest Ale Wet Hopped...$11.99 / 4pk
Each fall, our brewhouse looks more like a greenhouse as thousands of pounds of wet hop cones arrive within hours of being picked by some of our favorite local hop growers. Acting quickly, we then load up these wet hops into what will become Harvest Ale – an impossibly aromatic and bright IPA bursting with fresh pine, melon and citrus notes. Our ode to the beauty that is the wet, American hop.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Avery PumpKYn

ordered a case today and it is still the same batch....
Avery PumpKYn....$11.99 / 12oz
Bottled 2016
18.8% ABV
Porter brewed with Pumpkin and Spices Aged in Bourbon Barrels.

Dugges



Dugges Tutti Frutti Sour Fruit Ale...$4.79 / 11.2oz
Label text: How many fruits do you need for it to be tutti frutti? Together with Wizard, we decided to go for all of them. Almost. Pear, mango, passion fruit, peach, pineapple and mandarin. That’s right. Tutti Frutti!

Story text: This beer, the collaboration and all leading up to it is one of the most intuitive things we’ve ever done. We do fruit packed sour beers and our collaborators, Wizard Brewing, do fruit packed sour beers. In fact, Wizard, being made up of two fruit packed sour beer brewing breweries – Morgondagens and Mikrofonbryggeriet – started their whole operation just to brew even more fruit packed sour beers. And, together, we wanted to make a fruit packed sour beer! All the fruits. Sooooooo many fruits. Tutti Frutti! A no brainer. Fruit after fruit went in and better and better it got.


Dugges Big Idjit Imperial Stout...$4.79 / 11.2oz
12% ABV
Label text: This is a bigger and bolder version of our classic imperial stout Idjit. So, what does that make this beer then? An imperialer (it’s a word) stout? A more imperial stout? Let’s just say it’s big. Big idjit!
Story text: For a long time, almost since our very beginning, we’ve brewed our iconic imperial stout Idjit. We’ve not only brewed the regular version but barrel aged versions, putting it in everything from whisky to bourbon barrels. We’ve done a Christmas version and even a half version in which we cut the ABV down a bit. What we’ve never done (commercially) is a maxed out version. Well, until now that is. We’ve wanted to do this beer for a long time, an Idjit with extra everything. A straight forward big, bigger, biggest imperial stout. No fuss, just thick malty loveliness.


Dugges Fifty Fifty Sour Ale...$4.79 / 11.2oz 
Sour Salty Berry Beer
In this flavored beer we have two unique tastes coming together in an intuitive, creative and elusively obvious combo.  Sweet fruity raspberries and salty licorice.  All in a perfectly tingling sour beer.  Union!

Nightmare Brewing



Nightmare Brewing Windlass of Erasmus....$4.99 / pint can
7% GOSE Blackberries, Blackcurrants and Black Sea Salt combine for an approachable sour with Cabernet Sauvignon notes and blood-like color and viscosity. Jammy, earthy, cassis, light brine and back of the palate tartness.
Based more off of Nicolas Poussin’s 17th Century painting as well as the 15th Century Medieval fresco in the Bastad Church, than on the many exaggerated accounts of his torture and miraculous escapes. The Patron Saint of Sailors and Seafarers ultimately succumbed to the torture of having his stomach slit open and his intestines wound around a Windlass.
He tended to the frequenters of the eastern ports of Italy. Sailors and Seafarers whom during storms saw flashes of blue electrical charges hitting their masts and rigging, interpreted this phenomenon as St Erasmus’ Protection, also known as St Elmo’s Fire.



Nightmare Brewing Flayed Imperial Oat IPA...$4.99 / pint can
9.6% Imperial Oat IPA The genetic origin of Oats in its wild ancestral form can be traced back to the Fertile Crescent, the same region where the Assyrian Empire dominated rule.
Ashurnasirpal II and his Son, Shalmaneser III, were ruthless military Conquerors who became infamous for their treatment of the conquered cities by Burning, Decapitating, Flaying their enemies alive and nailing their skin to the city walls - were their preferred methods.
The rebelling city of Ki-Ka and their leader suffered one of the most merciless displays of such cruelty. After making the leader, Ahuni, Son of Adini, watch the decapitation of all his soldiers, he was Flayed alive, his skin pinned to the city wall before they proceeded to set the city ablaze with the women and children inside.
"300 of their warriors I cut down with the sword. A Pillar (tower) of heads I erected in front of the city ... His cities I destroyed, devastated, I burned with fire." - Ashurnasirpal II
Nectarous citrus aromatics of ripe tropical fruits, marmalade and sweetgrass. A massive base of oat varietals provide the foundation of mouthfeel for tangerine, sugared grapefruit, sweet tarts and tangelo.

Abomination Brewing




Abomination Brewing Does This Look Infected?...$5.29 / pint can
Sour Mango IPA with Azacca
7.2% ABV


Abomination Brewing Urayuli Dry Hopped Pale Ale...$3.29 / pint can
Yetti Esque Series Beer #1
Hopped with galaxy, citra and mosaic
6.3% ABV

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

Seasonal back in stock!
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout...$11.99 / 6pk

This is the famous Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. In the 18th century, Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, ordered a stout to be sent to her from England. This beer was brewed strong and hoppy to survive the sea voyage, and it arrived in perfect condition. Soon "Russian Imperial Stout" became the toast of the Russian aristocracy. Brewed since 1994, our Black Chocolate Stout has itself become a modern classic, heralded the world over. It achieves its dark chocolate aroma and flavor through the artful blending of six malts and three distinct mashes. Properly kept, it will improve in the bottle for many years. This stout is the toast of the winter season in many countries, and there is nothing better to enjoy with chocolate desserts, cheesecake, ice cream, fine cheeses and roaring fireplaces.

Given this beer’s higher ABV and sturdy character, we think it’s a prime candidate for cellaring. Find a cool, dry spot away from light sources, and see how it changes in the years to come. You never quite know what will happen when you age a beer: perhaps the body will smooth out, notes of vanilla, oak, and tannins will come to the front, or hints of leather and soy sauce will make themselves known. No matter what, remember that beer is meant for drinking, so don’t keep it to yourself for too long.
Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Avery Bon Bon Cerise Barrel Aged



Avery Bon Bon Cerise Barrel Aged...$12.99 / 12oz
No. 53 in our one-and-done Barrel-Aged Series is Bon-Bon Cerise, an Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon barrels with cherry, cacao nibs, and vanilla beans. This dark, rich stout was held in barrels like tart, gooey cherries held in a dark chocolate shell. Take a bite of this blissful beverage, courtesy of our beer chocolatiers. Nom nom bon bon!

Oskar Blues Ten FIDY Imperial Stout




Oskar Blues Ten FIDY Imperial Stout...$13.99 / 4pk
This titanic, immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hides a hefty 98 IBUs underneath the smooth blanket of malt. Ten FIDY (10.5% ABV) is made with enormous amounts of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops. Ten FIDY is the ultimate celebration of dark malts and boundary-stretching beer.

Tilquin Quetsche


Limit 1 per person

Tilquin Quetsche....$29.99 / 750ml
The Quetsche Tilquin à l’ancienne (6.4% alc/vol) is a spontaneous fermentation beer obtained from the fermentation of destoned fresh purple plums.

Tilquin release






2018/2019 Tilquin Oude Gueuze A l'ancienne ...$11.99 /375ml
2018/2019 Tilquin Oude Gueuze A l'ancienne ...$21.99 /750ml 
"Beer of spontaneous fermentation, the Old Gueuze Tilquin is made from the blending of 1, 2, and 3 year old lambics. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented in the bottle. Ingredients: water, malt, yeast, hops." -- back label
6% ABV


Tilquin Rullquin Stout...$27.99 / 750ml
Beer of mixed fermentation, the Stout Rullquin is obtained from a blending of 7/8 of Rulles Brune (Stout de Gaume) and 1/8 of a blend of 1 year old lambics, which has matured for 8 months on oak barrels. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented for 6 months in the bottle.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Gaja Barbaresco




An iconic wine from Barbaresco's best vintage this Century. No vintner or winery is more synonymous with a region than Angelo Gaja is with Barbaresco. His 2016 DOCG Barbaresco (there is nothing "Normale" about it) is an legend in the making.

IN STOCK NOW



2016 Gaja Barbaresco....$210/btl
I tasted this wine over two sittings, one at the winery and one at my home office a few weeks later. Although I can't claim any extraordinary differences between the two sessions, I noticed a few minimal shifts that are essential to understanding the wine's future aging ability. The 2016 Barbaresco starts off slow at first, showing a small margin of aromatic evolution in the glass. But come back two hours later, and you can almost hear the soft sounds of the symphony playing just below the surface. The 2016 vintage is characterized by the solid intensity and firmness of its aromas, which transcend fruit and veer toward balsamic herb, licorice, tar and smoke instead. The tannins offer a moment of sweetness and softness, before you are aware of their undeniable firmness. In all, there is a certain glossiness or satiny quality to the mouthfeel that underlines the wine's carefully crafted integration. I would describe this as a classic and also a somewhat austere Barbaresco that fully deserves extra cellar time to stretch those tight muscles and grow in volume. This wine will award those who wait.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Spectator
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate

Holiday Catalog


More rare bourbon







Old Bardstown "tan" Label 90 proof...$19.99
90 proof
Believe it or not, this bourbon came close in taste, texture and smell to the more expensive, virtually impossible to find Pappy Van Winkle 20-Year Old Kentucky Bourbon. Wonderful rich, honeyed, caramel, toffee, maple syrup, wood spice, smoke and vanilla notes are found in this full-bodied, broad, rich, medium amber/tawny-colored bourbon. 94 points
Rated 94/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate





Old Bardstown Kentucky Straight Bourbon Estate Bottled....$29.99
Color: Auburn
Nose: Intensity – 2.5; Golden copal incense, eucalyptus, with added water this noses like a single malt that’s been finished in sherry casks
Palate: Nutmeg, somewhat salty mouthfeel, herbal, malted barley showing its face, green tobacco
Finish: Length – Medium; Earthy, grass clippings, light leather notes




Johnny Drum Bourbon Private Stock...$32.99
Color: Mahogany
Nose: Intensity – 2.5; Pine trees, campfire smoke, takes on a wonderful single malt nose when water is added
Palate: Smoke elements quite prevalent, deep forests & woods, candied pecans, musty, oranges
Finish: Length – Medium; Pepper, spice, mint, a blend of forests and cedarwood

Willett!!


For the first time with no limit!
Order way - we do not know when we will get more!


These take a lot of room in our reservation section
You have 7 days to pick up or they go back out!


Willett Distillery Pot Still Bourbon...$41.99 / 750ml
Willett Distillery Pot Still Broubon...$87.99 / 1.75 liter
47% alc./vol. (94 proof)
The Willett family distillers brought their distilling knowledge with them from England to the American Colonies in the early 1600's. Before coming to the colonies, they had utilized their knowledge and practiced their talents for many years. They distilled brandy in France, where the family originated. Even today, this is evidenced by "Square Willette" at the foot of Montmarte in Paris. Finally, in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky - the "Bourbon Centre" of the world - the Willett family distillers became involved with developing several of the most famous bourbon distilleries of the area and, in the early 1900's decided to build their family owned and operated distillery. The distillery they named "The Willett Distilling Company" in 1935, which has been operated by several generations of the Willett family distillers since its very beginning."