Friday, August 26, 2016

2013 Opus One

We have been informed of our allocation.  It will be arriving this fall.  Do not miss what is considered to be the best Opus One ever made.

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2003 Opus One Proprietary Red
The greatest Opus ever. Terrific aromas of crushed black currants, blueberries and flowers with hints of sweet tobacco. Roses continue to exude opulence and class. Full body, superb balance of ultra-fine tannins and vibrant acidity. Complex aftertaste of black fruits and citrus fruit. Extremely persistent. So approachable now and enjoyable. But will be even better in 2019 and beyond. 79% cabernet sauvignon, 7% cabernet franc, 6% merlot, 6% petit verdot, 2% malbec. This will always be beautiful to drink.
Rated 100/100 James Suckling (formerly of the Wine Spectator)
Rated 94-96+/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Sugarlands Shine

Sugarlands Shine Butterschotch Gold Moonshine....$19.99
40 proof
Butterscotch Gold brings out tastes of brown sugar, caramel, and vanilla that informs memories of kettle corn at the county fair. Slight hazelnut notes and a lingering cream flavor contribute to a long finish that cannot last long enough.

Sugarlands Shine Peanut Butter and Jelly...$19.99
70 proof
Peanut Butter and Jelly moonshine? Yes! Taste the fruity burst of concord grape jelly balanced out by delicious peanut butter (creamy or crunchy depending on your persuasion). It’s a classic comfort combination shouting “howdy" to your inner child. It’s nuts!

Fluid Dynamics The 1850 Cocktail - pre-made - Sazerac!

Fluid Dynamics The 1850 Cocktail....$18.99 / 200ml
Here’s me and Devin Cain of the American Craft Whiskey Distillery tasting various experimental blends for our recently-released Fluid Dynamics aged cocktails. The 10-liter barrel on the counter behind my glass in the foto holds the first experimental batch of a Sazerac cocktail (we had to call it the 1850 – the year the Sazerac bar opened in New Orleans – because "Sazerac" is a trademark).
You've probably noticed that a lot of good bartenders are blending cocktails in tiny barrels and aging them for a couple of weeks. It’s what gave us the idea for Fluid Dynamics. We are able to assemble our cocktails in 55 gallon oak barrels. We age them for about six weeks. It helps a lot that the blending is done by the same people that distilled the spirits we're using, because they have a good idea of what’s going to happen in the barrel.  When we experimented with the 1850, we learned that it is very different to age a product with absinthe in it than it is to simply mix a drink containing absinthe: the interaction of the components over time is a powerful factor. We decided not to include bitters, because no matter how little we used, after six weeks, the bitters taste was too strong. Because we age Germain-Robin varietal brandies for quite a while before starting to blend them, we were able to experiment with brandies distilled from different grapes. Brandies from aromatic grapes (like Riesling and Muscat) performed the best.
A good drink that is mixed and handed to you is composed of complex and distinctive ingredients. If you take the time to age those ingredients together in barrel, they merge into a richer and more harmonious whole. To our palate, the aged version is about four times as good as a drink that has been freshly assembled. Similar things happen to our whiskies and brandies in the cellar (when we prepare a blend, it takes at least two years, sometimes five, for the components to fully “marry”).

Jim Beam Double Oaked Twice Barreled

Jim Beam Double Oaked Twice Barreled...$16.99 / 750ml
Like all of our bourbons, the new Jim Beam® Double Oak is crafted in charred oak. Its rich flavor comes from being aged a second time in another separate barrel.
Jim Beam® Double Oak is first aged in charred American white oak barrels, then we pour it into another freshly charred barrel to mature for a second time. The added interaction with the oak wood results in a liquid intense in flavour, smooth in taste.

Church Street Brewing - Illinois

Mark Naski
"With over 40 years of brewing experience, we are thrilled to have Mark part of our recipe team; he works on our German beer line and spent 20 years being trained on Helles in Germany. He's a "beer speaker" and actively organizes European beer tours. He's also designed two breweries in St. Louis. Mark is a great addition to the team." - Church Street

TWCP - Is proud to bring back a St Louis favorite - Mark Naski's Helles, Marzen and Maibock ( a beer so good it was asked to available year round) and his new Polish Pilsner. Mark Naski a legend in the beer community, helped start St Louis Brews Home brewing club. Known for his knowledge of the Lager style of beers. Starting brewing at The Custom Brew Haus, moved onto make beer for Growlers Pub and final stop at The Stable before moving to Chicago. Mark has carefully perfected his recipes for 15 yrs.  Our own Kevin Burdge, current buyer manager at TWCP in Ballwin was Mark's head brewer and tasting partner at all three locations.   Kevin and Mark would talk (and taste) for hours on the various German styles beers and how they could make their own version. "We had to be good because you can not hide your mistakes in a Lager" - KGB

Located in Itasca, Illinois (just 10 miles west of Chicago), Church Street Brewing Company is a new craft brewery that has quickly grown into a reputable name in the Chicago area. Owners Joe and Lisa Gregor use traditional German brewing methods to craft their wide range of lagers and ales that represent both old and new beer styles of European influence. The Gregors are churning out approachable, award-winning beers and continuing to grow their brewery's ever-expanding footprint in the region. We are a family business built on a dream to make quality ales and lagers that stand out from the crowd.

Church Street Heavenly Helles...$9.99 / 6pk

One of Germany’s quintessential beverages, now in Chicagoland. Utilizing old world decoction mashing techniques for a truly unique sweet malt character, this gentle drink also features a straw colored-clarity that’s clearly heavenly.

Church Street Continental Lager
...$9.99 / 6pk
Brewed to eliminate Gluten! Smooth and drinkable, yet malty and complex with a noble hop kick. Four German malts with three German hop varieties combine to create our quintessential pilsner. Notes of biscuit and grassy/floral hops make this a great beer to kick back with anytime. Enjoy!

Church Street Shony Scottish Ale
...$9.99 / 6pk
In centuries past, to ensure a plentiful crop, the Celts would donate a variety of malts for a community ale to please the Shony, a local water spirit. Sadly, the custom dictated that they throw it all in the ocean. Our traditional 80 Shilling Scottish-style ale is a robust brew with notes of sweet caramel and mellow roast – best enjoyed on land, not in the ocean.

Church Street Brimstone IPA
...$9.99 / 6pk
Church Street is proud to present our take on the American IPA with this dry-hopped West Coast IPA that’s brimming with Cascade aroma, giving this tangerine-beauty a fruity and refreshing nose – don’t be surprised if you find yourself sniffing more than sipping! A bold bitterness is rounded out by notes of citrus and grapefruit and a slightly dry hoppy finish. Cheers!

Church Street Lubelskie Polish Pilsner 
..$9.99 / 6pk
ABV 4.6%
A pale, Southeastern Polish Style Pilsner, decoction mashed using floor-malted barley for a full malty flavor. Featuring Lublin Hops for a mild, lemony and refreshing characteristic.

Church Street Devil's Advocate
...$9.99 / 6pk
Devil’s Advocate begs the question: What happens when you take a ton (literally) of Pilsen malt, put it through a decoction mash, boil it up, add another 500 lbs of Belgian candy and kane sugar, and then add some of Duvel’s world famous yeast? The answer: A spicy, sweet, and dangerously drinkable Belgian golden strong ale.

Church Street Magisterium Maibock
...$9.99 / 6pk
A golden, medium-bodied bock. This Weyermann-malted, double-decoction-mashed traditional German maibock features subtle hints of toast and caramel from carahell and dark Munich malts and a strawberry-like sweetness from the extended boiling of the malt. Featuring three different German hops varieties to ensure a complex, full character.

Church Street Itascafest Marzen...
.$9.99 / 6pk
ABV 5.1% 

Church Street’s first fall seasonal! A truly traditional German Marzen/Oktoberfest featuring a pure amber clarity. A subtle toasty aroma with a hint of caramel, and a rich, deep malt character fully fleshed out with a double-decoction mash and Weyermann’s world class German malt. Prost!

Beer Tasting tonight!!

Tonight, Friday August 26, 4pm -6pm

Taste tonight at Forsyth =

  • Innis and Gunn Rum Barrel
  • Innis and Gunn Hopped Bourbon Cask Ale
  • Stone Still Unaplogetic IPA
  • Church Street Brimstone IPA
  • Church Street Lubelskie Polish Pilsner
  • Jolly Pumpkin Collab with Monkish Cucurbitophobia
  • Mikkleller San Diego Collab with Alesmith Sparks
  • Mikkeller Collab San Diego with Alesmisth California Dream. 

2nd Shift Unicorn Killer

Back in stock now -- decent supply - order away
2nd Shift Unicorn Killer Saison...$6.49 / 750ml

Bottled 8/18
2nd Shift El Gato Grande IPA...$7.49
Heres a big hoppy IPA that is done the way they should be done and has about four truck loads of hops in it, although it's not very bitter at 62 IBUs. LOTS of Amarillo with a good bit of Citra and Columbus just for a good time." -- label
EGG is another IPA that we came up with. All you need to know is over 3 lbs. per barrel of Columbus, Amarillo and Citra. 7.6% ABV 62 IBU

Stone Still Unapologetic IPA


Stone / Beachwood / Heretic Brewing
Stone Still Unapologetic IPA...$7.49 / 22oz
We definitely do not have any misgivings about revisiting our instantly memorable 2014 collaboration with Heretic Brewing Company and Beachwood Brewing. In the 2016 rebirth of this double IPA, we’ve dialed back the dankness and upped the hop intensity with a new mélange of hops (Idaho 7, Azacca and Motueka). Just like the original, its tropical fruit character, spiciness and classic American resiny, piney hop flavor hits a sweet spot in the name of all that is good, delicious, hoppy and forward-thinking.

Innis & Gunn

I have been emailing this brewery for a few years trying to get them here in Missouri.   Glad they finally made it.

Limited release

Innis & Gunn Hopped Bourbon Cask Ale...
$7.99 / pint

Following its length time in cask and the blending of dry ops, this beer has developed a beautifully balanced finish. Rich and smooth with an aroma of orange, ripe cherries and lychee.     The beer was transferred into first fill bourbon casks and then dry hopped with a blend of Ahtanum and Hallertau Hersbruker hops for maturation.

Innis & Gunn Rum Aged Beer...$8.99 / 4pk 11.2oz
6.8% ABV
Our Rum Aged is a fighter. Its popularity saw it throw off the shackles of Limited Edition status to clinch a place in our Core Range.  Matured over oak heartwood infused with specially selected rums, its spicy, full-bodied qualities make it a lively sparring partner for a round or two.
AWARDS:  Like its Original elder brother, Rum Aged also won a prestigious Grand Gold at the Monde Selection Awards in 2015, having previously secured gold medals over three consecutive years.

Innis & Gunn Original Scottish Ale...$8.99 / 4pk 11.2oz
6.6% ABV
This is our firstborn brew, whose accidental discovery started our story in 2003. Its originality also lies in its singular taste – notes of biscuity malt and vanilla swirling within a creamy, mellow character.   A pioneering beer, its flavour finds favour with brewing juries, blind tasting panels and barflies alike.
AWARDS:   Original won a prestigious Grand Gold at the Monde Selection Awards in 2015, an honour reserved for high-quality contenders that have won gold medals for at least three consecutive years

Innis & Gunn Dark Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels
...$8.99 / 4pk 11.2oz

This very special dark ale has been brewed in small batches and then matured in hand-selected, first-fill bourbon casks to give it its rich, rounded character. Notes of brown sugar, orange oil and coconut are complemented by an earthy freshness from the hops, and the 30 days the beer’s spent in oak have ensured a satisfyingly smooth finish. We spend a lot of time at Innis & Gunn finding the perfect casks to home the new beers that we make. So many factors can influence the reaction between the wood and the beer, that we like to give the casks the best possible chance of success, by considering things like their age, their previous occupants, their finish, their char level... We’ve selected relatively new bourbon casks for this recipe in order to complement the rich, heady flavours of the beer with a light touch of vanilla and spice from the wood. The casks have also helped to smooth the finish of the beer, making it velvety and very long.

Kavalan Whisky from Taiwan

We are proud to offer these rare whiskies from Taiwan 

Kavalan ex-Bourbon Oak Whisky....$109.99
Matured in hand selected first fill American ex-Bourbon barrels.  Fresh honey and vanilla are the main characteristics of this unique Taiwanese Whisky.

Kavalan Sherry Oak Whisky....$129.99
Matured in hand selected top quality Spanish oloroso sherry casks.   Dried fruits and raisin are teh main characteristics of this unique Taiwanese whisky

Kavalan Classic Whisky...$73.99
43% ABV
Kavalan Classic was the first whisky produced by the distillery and expresses the quality and the character of the brand. It is strongly influenced by the cool air of the north-east of the island of Taiwan and the pure water of Snow Mountain. Kavalan Classic consists of mainly refill barrels, ex-bourbon barrels, and a small percentage of sherry barrels.

Kavalan Concertmaster Whisky Port Cask Finished...$79.99
43% ABV
Kavalan Concertmaster uses Portuguese ruby, tawny and vintage port wine casks, complimenting Kavalan’s distinctive flavor profile to compose a harmonic symphony. Kavalan Concertmaster, single malt whisky is first matured in specially selected American oak casks and then finished in port barriques for one year.

Kavalan Whisky Fino Sherry Cask...$349.99
Cask Strength
57% ABV

473 bottles made
Spanish for "Fine", is the driest and most pale of all varieteis of traditional sherry wine.  It is best drunk comparatively young.  Traditional Fino wine is usually non-sweet and is best consumed shortly after the bottle is opened in order to avoid losing its flavour.  Kavalan's Fino, however, provides mild sweetness that excited the palate.  Solist Fino was matured in top Fino Sherry butts that were used for the wine making.

Every cask is specially selected by the master blender for its distinct character and fine distillery quality.  Each bottle is individually hand bottled and labeled for your unique sampling pleasure.
100 Points IRSC (International Review of Spirits Competition)
Platinum Medal

Charity Wine, Whiskey and Beer Tasting

Charity Whiskey, Wine and Beer Tasting

Proceeds benefit Affton American Squirt A2 Hockey Team

$40 per person 
Reservations required.  Price includes Sugarfire BBQ, over 20 whiskeys to taste, wine, and beer

When: Friday September 30th from 6pm-9pm
Where: The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105

Order tickets now

Sorry, no refunds.  If you cannot make it, you can transfer your tickets or the money will just be donated to the charity.

Here are just a few products for the tasting. Beers from 4 Hands Brewery, Schlafly, Oskar Blues, Deschutes and more. There will also be lots of wine to taste.

  • Kavalan Ex Bourbon Oak 
  • Kavalan Ex Sherry Oak 
  • Bookers Annis Answer 
  • Knob Creek 2001 Ltd Edition Batch 3 
  • Balvenie 15yr Single Brl Sherry Cask 
  • Balvenie Scotch 14yr Caribbean Cask 
  • Balvenie Scotch 12yr Doublewood 
  • Glenfiddich 14yr 
  • Glenfiddich 18yr 
  • Jim Beam Signature Craft 12yr 
  • Whistlepig Straight Rye Whiskey 10yr 
  • Whistlepig Straight Rye Whiskey 12yr 
  • Laphroaig Islay Triple Wood 
  • Laphroaig Lore 
  • Laphroaig Select 
  • Hirsch 20yr Special Selection Reserve 
  • Hirsch Select Small Batch Bourbon 
  • Nikka Coffey Grain Whiskey 
  • Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 
  • Auchentoshan 18yr Single Malt 
  • Auchentoshan 3 Wood Single Malt 
  • Deanston 30 Year Old
  • plus more

We are working on updating the list...


  • Jonata Sangre de Jonata from Screaming Eagle Rated 97/100 Robert Parker
  • will be adding much more to the list

  • 4 Hands Super Flare
  • Innis and Gunn Rum Aged Beer
  • Charleville Barrel Aged Barleywine
  • will be adding much more to the list

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Stags' Leap Winery The Investor

 Best price in the Country on Wine Searcher
Amazing price, the average price on Wine-Searcher is $46

Stags' Leap Winery The Investor Red Blend...$23.99
Aromas of blueberries, blackberries and slate follow through to a full body, ultra-fine tannins and a focused and pure finish. Better in 2019.
Rated 93/100 James Suckling

The Investor is a red wine that beautifully blends together the unique flavors and expressions of Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, resulting in a powerful, yet approachable assemblage with significant fruit presence.

Reflective of the winery’s ability to combine power with elegance, the 2013 vintage of The Investor is rich in fresh fruit but also captivating for its notes of vanilla bean, rose and forest floor. It’s an instant pleaser with generous, concentrated flavors of blackberry, blueberry, plum, cherry, and fine-grained, soft tannins.

Maceration and fermentation followed suit for each of the varieties, which allowed winemaker Christophe Paubert to monitor and evaluate each lot individually, coaxing each varietal to its maximum potential. The wine aged in oak for 16 months - the Petite Sirah in American oak barrels (25% new) while the Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec went to French oak (30% new). The final assemblage was blended just prior to bottling.

Varietal Composition:
38% Merlot, 32% Petite Sirah, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Malbec

Founders Breakfast Stout

Founders Breakfast Stout is here!

Founders Breakfast Stout...$9.99 / 4pk
ABV = 8.3%
"The coffee lovers consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee, this stout has an intense fresh roasted java nose topped with a cinnamon colored frothy head that goes forever." -- Founders
"You’ve got to love coffee to truly appreciate this phenomenal brew. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee. We’re actually not sure if this is some type of coffee cake or a beer. Either way you can drink this ale with a fork. Breakfast Stout has an intense fresh roasted coffee nose topped with a cinnamon colored frothy head that seems to never fade and makes you wish breakfast could last forever. "
Rated 100 percentile on RateBeer (over 3,300 ratings)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Green Bench Limited Releases

Green Bench Shopping Cart Cowboys...$12.99 / pint
In 1925 James Earl "Doc" Webb opened a small drug store in downtown St. Petersburg.  By 1951 the drugstore covered more than seven blocks, hosed seventy-seven departments, and served and aver of 60,000 customers daily.  James sold extremely wide variety of products while keeping the original name of Webb's City Drug Store, coining the business as the "World's Most Unusual Drug Store.
Never passing up an opportunity to draw a crowd, Doc Webb dressed his staff into cowboy costumes to collect shopping carts in the parking lot, encouraging them all to lasso the carts from customers.  Shopping Cart Cowboys is a Golden Sour Ale brewed with Lactobacillus and two strains of Brettanomyces that was aged in White Wine Barrels with Grapefruit.

Green Bench St. Peter's Saison de Blanc Noir....$9.99 / pint
Brett version aged in wine barrels -- 7.3% ABV
By combining the rustic, peppery flavors of our farmhouse yeast strain with the complex dark fruit notes of roasted wheat and dark Belgian candi syrups, we’ve created an intricately delicate “Black Saison” that contains ornate notes of raisins, dark grape, and peppercorns.

Jolly Pumpkin Cucurbitophobia -"fear of pumpkins"

Cucurbitophobia -"fear of pumpkins"
(I admit, I had to look it up)
Do not be afraid of any Jolly Pumpkin beers - they are fantastic!

Jolly Pumpkin Collab with Monkish Cucurbitophobia...$11.99 / 750ml
Cucurbitophobia is a 6.1 percent ABV sour ale brewed with blood oranges and spices 

All heed the wrath of the disombobulated gourd.
Henry and Ron met in the brewersverse equivalent of Snapchat and someone swiped left when  they should have swiped right.  Bonding over a mutual respect for bottle conditioning and old shool hip hop.  They now live quite lives, occasionally traveling for tacos ina custom Winnebago Canning crowlers of IPA, and brewing with folks they meet along the way. 
And having adventures and shit.
Just like in Kung Fu.

Mikkeller / Alesmith Collabs

 In stock now at Forsyth

Mikkleller San Diego Collab with Alesmith Sparks...$4.49 / 22oz

Mikkeller Collab San Diego with Alesmisth California Dream...$4.49 / 22oz
Hoppy Pilsner

Rough Rider Tasting with Master Distiller

Meet Master distiller Richard Stabile 
of Rough Rider Whisky!!

Guest is Master distiller Richard Stabile
Wednesday August 24th from 5-7pm

The Wine and Cheese Place

7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105

Open House, no reservations needed. 
Please invite your friends. - share on Facebook for us - thank you

You will taste all four whiskys below...

Or order Rough Rider online

Rough Rider Happy Warrior Straight Bourbon Whisky...$61.99
We currently have Batch #1Rough Rider Happy Warrior fills fewer than a couple of hundred cases per batch. This straight bourbon whisky is aged for a minimum of four years prior to additional maturation in French Oak casks from local wineries that have been rinsed with high proof brandy. When ideal flavor and balance are achieved, Happy Warrior is bottled straight from cask at 114 proof.
Tasting Notes:  Floral to the nose, with an incredibly smooth and well-rounded sweet flavor. Complex hints of caramel, vanilla and with a wonderful warm finish.

Rough Rider Straight Bourbon Whisky...$32.99 / 750ml
Rough Rider Straight Bourbon Whisky is aged Bourbon with a mash bill of 60% corn, 35% rye, and 5% barley aged in new charred American oak barrels.  The magic then begins as the Bourbon takes on a new character and goes through a second maturation in our Reserve Aging process in casks formerly housing Merlot and Chardonnay from renowned Long Island wine estates. These casks are washed with high proof aged Brandy before introducing the Bourbon.
The result is a fine sturdy backbone with a hint of fresh juice, blackberry and currant, along with caramel and burnt sugar with a heady heat on the finish.

Rough Rider Bull Moose Rye Whisky...$32.99 / 750ml
Rough Rider Bull Moose Three Barrel Rye Whisky spends a bit of time maturing in three different specially selected casks that impart distinctive character along the way. The journey begins in New American Oak casks where the Rye Whisky takes shape with its resolute spicy sweet cinnamon flavors. When the time is right, the Rye Whisky is moved to casks that had just held Straight Bourbon, where the flavors of the Rye and Bourbon get to know each other better. When the Rye is done mingling with the Bourbon flavors, it is then moved to its final cask which had just held Pine Barrens Single Malt Whisky. This unique Three Barrel aging method provides Rough Rider Rye with a crisp fruity sweetness on the nose, followed by spice, caramel, vanilla and blackberry on the palate, lauded by a royal symphony of long, warm rye-ness, with a toasty, velvety finish.

Rough Rider Rye Whiskey Cask Strength...$61.99
The Big Stick
121 proof

Our locally harvested winter Rye is the cover crop that is planted on the farm land to maintain the sustainable characteristics of the soils following the harvesting of Long Island’s iconic potatoes. Bottled at Cask Strength, this remarkable Rye reveals its true raw spirit with hints of spice coupled with a touch of malty sweetness, followed by a long warm smooth finish.
Long Island Estate Grown Winter Rye
Bottled at Cask Strength 121 Proof
Non Chill Filtered
Aged in New American Oak 30 Gallon Barrels
Micro Batch Blend of 8 Special Select Casks

New Abita beers

Abita Shotgun Double IPA...$4.49 /22oz
The shotgun house is a New Orleans classic. Fire a shotgun through the front door and it will pass out the back and never touch a wall...or so the story goes. Shotgun Double IPA is wall-to-wall hops with plenty of pale malt. Hopped in the brewhouse with multiple varieties including Amarillo and Centennial, then dry hopped with Simcoe, Citra and Cascade. A blast of intense flavors and aromas of pine, citrus and tropical fruit.

Abita Bourbon Street Honey Pale Ale...$8.49 / 22oz
For Centuries New Orlean's famed Bourbon Street has inspired good times and fine libations like our Abita Bourbon Street Honey Pale Ale.  This hand-crafted artisanal brew is aged for months in wood barrels used to make small batch bourbon whiskey.  Bourbon barrel aging intensifies the taste and aroma of roasted malt and hints of warm vanilla in the brew.  These barrel flavors pare will with the sweet flavors of malted barley and raw Louisiana honey.