Sunday, July 15, 2018

2015 Tenet Pundit Syrah

Outstanding wine from Washington State:
Great follow up to the 2014 vintage
2015 Tenet Pundit Syrah...$19.99
The 2015 Syrah The Pundit (88% Syrah, 6% Grenache, 4% Mourvèdre and 2% Viognier) continues to over-deliver in every vintage, showing loads of dark, earthy fruits, pepper and hints of olives in a medium to full-bodied, pure, layered style. It tastes like an Old World wine made in the New World, and that's just what it is. Buy a case and drink it over the coming 4-5 years.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

Rudius - 95 pointer

"Rudius Wines is the brainchild of winemaker Jeff Ames, also known as the winemaking force behind the superb wines of Tor Kenward." 

             -- Robert Parker
“In just over a decade, Ames has become one of Napa's rising stars.” 
             - Wine Spectator

2014 Rudius Field Blend Bedrock Vineyard...$39.99
Only 90 cases made
A wonderful, historical wine with spice, mosswood, mushroom and bark. Medium body, polished tannins. This is amazing. Pure strawberry. Made from a field blend of 125 year-old vines, mostly Zin with other grapes like syrah and petit syrah. Ungrated vines. Drink now.
Rated 95/100 James Suckling
A field blend of mostly Zinfandel, the 2014 Bedrock Vineyard is a seamless, opulent, incredibly sexy red from this vineyard that has classic red and black fruits, incense, cedary herbs, and spice. Medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, with a ripe, heady personality that just oozes charm, drink it anytime over the coming 7-8 years.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck

97 Point Syrah

2014 Paul Lato Syrah Il Padrino...$95.99
Another sensational vintage for this cuvee, the 2014 Syrah Il Padrino Bien Nacido Vineyard is slightly deeper colored than the Larner Vineyard and has a more earthy, gamey, savory characteristics in its black currants, damp earth, olive tapenade and sappy flower aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, rich, beautifully concentrated and layered, with good acidity and fine tannin, it needs short term cellaring to come together (the Larner is much more upfront) and will drink beautifully through 2026.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate

Beckmen Vineyards

2014 Beckmen Grenache Pursima Mountain...$42.99
A suppler, more fruit-forward and sexy release than the whole cluster bottling, the 2014 Grenache Purisima Mountain Vineyard has terrific sweetness of fruit in its blackberry, pepper, crushed flower and baking spice-driven aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, sweetly fruited, rounded and downright sexy, drink it over the coming 4-5 years. Note, the blend for the 2014 is 88% Grenache and 12% Syrah, all of which saw 16 months in 15% new French oak puncheons.
Rated 92/100 Wine Advocate

2016 Beckmen Cuvee Le Bec Red Blend...$18.99
An incredible Cuvee le Bec vintage crafted with 46% Grenache, 39% Syrah, 8% Mourvedre, and 7% Counoise, the blend continues to lean heavily on Grenache compared to previous Syrah-dominate vintages. Bright, floral aromas from the Grenache are followed by more bright, red-spectrum fruits and spices on the palate. A nice mouthfeel and fine tannins carrying the flavors through the long finish. A very elegant blend, this vintage shows a little higher acidity which keeps the wine bright and helps to lengthen the very long finish. Enjoy from 2018 – 2025." - Winery

2016 not rated yet
"A wine that always seems to over deliver, the 2015 Cuvee le Bec..."--  Rated 90/100 Jeb Dunnuck on the 2015

"wines are consistently outstanding. In addition, they’re almost always terrific values." - Jeb Dunnuck

Shafer Relentless Syrah

2014 Shafer Relentless Syrah....$93.99
The 2014 Relentless, made up of 89% Syrah and 11% Petite Sirah, is deep garnet-purple with a pronounced nose of black plums, blackberries and black cherries with touches of fragrant earth, black pepper and Indian spices plus a waft of lavender. Very big, full-bodied, opulent and laden with vibrant black fruits and spicy layers, it has firm, rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and peppery.
Rated 95+/100 The Wine Advocate
The 2014 Relentless is just as impressive from bottle as it was from barrel. Inky, voluptuous and wonderfully vivid, the 2014 has so much to offer. A rush of inky blue/purplish fruit, exotic spice and floral notes build into the powerful, brooding finish. Two thousand fourteen is an exceptional vintage for Relentless, Shafer's Syrah/Petite Sirah blend.
Rated 94/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Patron Extra Anejo

Patron Extra Anejo Tequila...$79.99
A smooth, golden tequila aged in oak barrels for at least three years.
Patrón Extra Añejo is made from the highest-quality 100% Weber Blue Agave. Aged for a minimum of 3 years in American, French and Hungarian oak barrels, it features deep, nuanced flavors perfect for replacing whiskey in your cocktails.

Moonlight Mead Seduction

Moonlight Mead Seduction...$14.99 / 375ml
Seduction: something that seduces us into temptation. This mead made with Sumatran Coffee, Cacao Nibs, and Madagascar-Bourbon Vanilla Beans will do that and more. Devilishly sweet and delicately balanced.

Maui is back!

Maui Hula O Maui Pineapple Sparkling Wine...$21.99
Floral. fruity. unique. enthusiastic. captivating. fresh cut pineapple. lemon zest. bubble gum. lasting charm. 
A WORD FROM THE WINE I’m a one of a kind. Drink me now, or wait a bit and save me for a special occasion within the next few years. I am Maui in a bottle, a combination of pineapple and bubbles, and I just make sense. When they talk about how sweet I am, they call me a Brut. I’m a morning wine. If you put me in a flute with some orange juice, I can be really nice. I can handle lots of foods because of how crisp I am, but I really like spicy food and lighter fare.

Maui Blanc Pineapple Wine...$13.99
100% Maui Gold. fresh-cut pineapple. lively. tropical. crisp. playful. off-dry.
I built this winery, I was the first thing in the bottle and I’m the top producer in my company year after year for a reason. I’m only somewhat sweet which makes me likeable to both dry wine and sweet wine drinkers and also really good with spicy foods. I also make a great sangria for summertime. Drink me now.

Comte de Langeron Beaujolais Villages

St. Louis Post Dispatch
If you’re looking for a lighter-bodied, fruity red that can be served a little chilled in the soaring temperatures of summer, wines from Beaujolais are a great choice. Beaujolais is located in the southern part of France’s Burgundy region, and its red wines are made from gamay, an ancient natural clone of pinot noir. They rank in quality starting with a basic Beaujolais up to those labeled by the name of special villages within the appellation. These wines are different from Beaujolais Nouveau, a separate classification that refers to wines that are only seven to nine weeks old and released annually on the third Thursday of November.
Comte de Langeron 2016 Beaujolais Villages, France
Bought • Wine and Cheese Place, 457 North New Ballas Road, in June for $13.99  (in stock at all 4 locations)
Description • This red is a step up in quality from a basic Beaujolais. Although it’s also a light-bodied, easy-to-drink wine, this red is drier, more complex and slightly more tannic than the Domaine de la Prébende. It comes from a family-owned winery that makes small lots of wines from old vines.This Beaujolais Villages would go well with chicken and other white meat and salmon. - Gail Appleson - STL Post Dispatch

Great Beaujolais Value
2016 Comte de Langeron Beaujolais Villages...$13.99
A Family winery established in the village of Mercurey (Burgundy). Small production from old vines. An intense Beaujolais with great structure like a Burgundy. Since the 19th century, we have produced a broad range of Burgundy and Beaujolais appellations, part from family owned vineyards and the rest as vinificators.

Fat Orange Cat Launch New England IPA

More in stock now
Fat Orange Cat Launch New England IPA...$3.99 / pint
8% ABV

Macallan Edition No. 4 Single Malt Scotch

Limited right now - 2 bottles per person.
Hopefully we will see more later.

Macallan Edition No. 4 Single Malt Scotch...$97.99
This limited edition whisky embodies the craftsmanship and innovative design found in the new Macallan distillery. The Master Distiller has handpicked casks to reflect a modern flavour profile while staying true to the Macallan Sherry seasoned oak casks maturation.

Like preceding releases, transparency prevails in Edition No.4 as it continues to explore our approach to whisky making, showcasing the skills of our whisky makers and revealing the specific role of oak casks in the creation of the Macallan. With each cask bringing different dimensions and imparting its own influence, this single malt delivers surprising aromas and character. Crafted from a combination of European and American oak casks, Edition No.4 presents a zesty, vibrant and invigorating single malt of rounded honey, sweet toffee and citrus fruits. This is a distinctive whisky that pushes the boundaries of our innovation, reflecting the passion, traditions and craftsmanship that goes into the art of the perfect cask selection.

BRC - Special raffle - July Edition - BIG NEWS!!


In our effort to keep mixing it up and giving more people a chance to get some rare beer....
We saved some exciting beers and will do a raffle at the end of July.
We were going to wait to July 1st to post, but with the big beer weekend, we wanted to start early.

BRC release based on all purchases starting today June 29th through July 31, 2018.  So 18 names will be picked via random number generator from the top 200 people in the BRC during that time period.  (Doing all purchases on this raffle since most of these beers were released on Beer only originally) 

For the July Raffle - we have these bottles available to purchase for the names drawn...
  • Side Project Derivation 8...$49.99  (1 bottle)
  • Side Project 35 Years....$19.99 / 375ml   (2 bottles)
  • Side Project Merci Blend #3...$29.99   (2 bottles)
  • Side Project Black and Berry Blend #1...$39.99 (1 bottle)
  • Perennial TWCP Maman....$39.99   (4 bottles)
  • 2018 Firestone Walker Parabola...$8.99 / 12oz (1 bottle)
  • Founders CBS...$22.99 / 750ml  (1 bottle)
  • Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze...$21.99 750ml  (1 bottle)
  • Drie Fonteinen Armand and Gaston...$14.99 / 375ml  (1 bottle)
  • Cantillon Classic Gueuze...$11.99 / 375ml (3 bottles)
  • Tilquin Oude Gueuze...$11.99 / 375ml  (1 bottle)
We will email the 18 winners and they will send back their list in order of preference and they will get their top choice that is still available.  We will confirm in order that their name was drawn.
Thank you!

T.W. Pitchers Radlers

T.W. Pitchers Grapefruit and Blood Orange Radler...$8.99 / 6pk
According to legend, one sunny afternoon a small Bavarian pub was inundated with thirsty cyclists. Rather than run out of beer, the crafty barman added a barrel of citrus juice to his brew. Thus, the Radler was born.  Inspired by this concept, we created TW Pitchers' Radler, a refreshingly crisp blend of lager and grapefruit juice with a hint of blood orange for good measure. Wunderbar!

T.W. Pitchers Passion Fruit and Lychee...$9.99 / 6pk
This tasty IPA is loaded with mosaic and citra hops and blended with a touch of passion fruit and lychee post-fermentation. Juicy IPA, IPA it what you want - we call it delicious and seriously crushable.
Mosaic and citra hops provide a juicy profile that strikes the perfect balance with subtle additions of tropical fruit. A soft mouthfeel and a clean, rounded finish that avoids piney bitterness make Tropic Plunder the epitome of an easy drinking, sessionable IPA.

T.W. Pitchers Apple Cider and Cranberry Snake Bite...$8.99 / 6pk
We came up with the idea for Snake Bite in England, where pub-goers have been blending lager and apple cider for years. TW Pitchers' Snake Bite is the first American version of this popular British shandy.

Crisp apple up front, a splash of tart cranberry, and a subtle malt backbone...Snake Bite is refreshing, balanced, and not too sweet. Cheers!

T.W. Pitchers Pomegranate Lemonade Wheat Ale...$8.99 / 6pk
A crisp wheat ale blended with fresh pomegranate lemonade, pop top will have you hightailing it to the great outdoors to kick up your feet and soak up some suds n'sunshine.  Cheers.

2016 Four Graces Pinot Noir Willamette Valley.

2016 Four Graces Pinot Noir Willamette Valley....$18.98
We are the lowest price in the country on Wine-Searcher
Amazing price, compare to $32 at the winery and $21.99 at Total Wine and More in Missouri.

This 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir adorns a beautiful ruby color. An expressive bouquet of raspberry, Bing cherry and forest floor come to life on the nose. The mouth is bright and balanced, with focused flavors of red cherry, black pepper and background hints of light roast coffee.

"Oregon has never had three consecutive vintages like this," said Dick Shea of Shea Vineyards on Oregon 2014, 2015, 2016

2016 not rated, but the 2015 scored big
An expressive and supple version, with a complex core of lively tannins and acidity, plus accents of black cherry, cinnamon and spice that linger toward the minerally finish. Drink now through 2024. 14,140 cases made.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

Friday, July 13, 2018

Evil Twin Harlan's Even More Jesus

Expecting more next week -
pre-order now!
Subject to confirmation.  We will let you know when it arrives.

Evil Twin Harlan's Even More Jesus....$34.99 / 22oz
Imperial Stout aged in cult winery Harlan's Red Wine Barrels.

Beer Tasting Tonight

Beer Tasting - Tonight from 4-6pm at Forsyth
Taste these
  • Perennial Static Electricity IPA
  • T.W. Pitchers Tropical Plunder IPA
  • T.W. Pitchers Grapefruit Blood Orange Radler
  • Lagunitas Cherry Jane Sour Ale
  • Jolly Pumpkin / La Sirene Brewing Costa Dei Villa Sour Hoppy Session Saison

Plus taste
Big O Ginger Liqueur
J.W. Kelly Old Milford Bourbon

Perennial Prism Mosaic

Perennial Prism Mosaic....$9.99 / 4pk 16oz
Prism is a new, ongoing series we created to reflect classic and experimental hop varietals through the
form of dry-hopped saison. Three times a year we'll release cans and draft of a new Prism using a simple grist and a blend of saison yeast strains to create a platform for showcasing a different combination of hops.
Belgian-style Saison dry-hopped with Mosaic.

Perennial Static Electricity DIPA

Perennial Static Electricity DIPA....$12.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Static Electricity is an 8% DIPA brewed with Flaked Oats and Vienna malt grown in Chile. Hopped in the kettle and dry-hopped with a reasonable amount of Simcoe and Falconer's Flight. Apricot and oranges on the nose and palate with a slight bitterness.

Knob Creek / TWCP Single Barrel Reserve 10+ year old

We are not limiting this one since the yield was much higher.

Knob Creek / TWCP Single Barrel Reserve...$39.99
Aged 10 years and 4 months
Yield was only 120 bottles
Barreled - 02.05.08
Bottled - 02.22.18
Barrel 6685
Warehouse E
Floor 3
Rack 39
Tier 2

Tallgrass Key Lime Pie

Tallgrass Key Lime Pie...$8.49 / 6pk cans

First released in summer 2016 as an experimental draft-only release that was met with raving enthusiasm from fans, Key Lime Pie returns to the Tallgrass lineup as a summer seasonal in 6-packs of 12 oz cans. An American sour blonde ale brewed with lime peel, Key Lime Pie is true to its namesake, recalling the sweet, tart and refreshing dessert in beer form.

Style: American Sour Blonde Ale
ABV: 4.2%
Hops: Sorachi Ace
Adjuncts: Lactose, Lime Peel, Lactobacillus

Deschutes Black Butte XXX

we are out now- I am pretty sure we can get more next week.  will update

Deschutes Black Butte XXX...$14.99 / 22oz
Rich and smooth Imperial Porter. Offers notes of salted chocolate, whiskey, and dried fruit flavors and aromas.

This beer celebrates our 30th Anniversary, and 30 years of Black Butte Porter. The 2018 version is an Imperial Porter that was 100% barrel-aged using eight different varieties of oak barrels. 

Stone Woot Stout 2018

Stone Woot Stout 2018 ...$8.49 / 22oz
This barrel-aged palate-saver has been a favorite among our fans—and us—since its inception in 2013. Pecans, wheat, flaked rye and bourbon-soaked barrels provide this whopping, complex superhero version of an imperial stout with a profound complexity that makes it ideal for cellaring—if you can wait that long. Now, we can’t say this beer bestows jedi powers, exactly, but your taste buds may just be fooled into believing as much. A special thanks to Amanda Conner, who illustrated this year's label to support The Hero Initiative.

Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee

sold out online -

a few bottles left at Forsyth
Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee...$8.99 / 375ml
Barrel-Aged Central Coast Quad

Brewed with Belgian candi sugar and aged in a selection of fine bourbon barrels, Stickee Monkee trailblazes its own category as a “Central Coast Quad.” The name Stickee Monkee is a nod to the Central Coast’s native Sticky Monkey flower, as well as a shout­‐out to the Belgian monks who pioneered the Quad style.

It has been said that the only constant is change and the same is true for barrel-aged beers. Cut from a similar recipe, this barrel-aged Quad evolves and shows a different face each year; a result of time spent aging in the barrel. Turbinado brown sugar from Mexico adds wonderful molasses flavors that are reminiscent of Belgian candi sugar. It has a full body and lush texture with barrel expression all over; toasted oak, coconut, leather and rich cigar tobacco.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Paul John Indian Single Malt Whisky

As each drop is as delicate as a pearl on a sting, with the golden waves colliding with the pulsating spices from India- the Great Indian Single Malt is one of the most versatile spirits on the table. The 6-Row Barley used in the malt is specially grown in the foothills of Himalayas and is harvested during summer for its perfect maturity, unlike the two-row barley from Scotland. The boldness is admired with a lot more proteins and tannins, as a result, there is a lot of fatty acids that adds to the character.'

From germination to malting and peating of these special barley grains comes with a distinctive smokiness and taste; while the non-chill filtering helps in retaining their original color and taste. For Peated Whisky, Peat is imported from Scotland – Islay and Aberdeen. Goa’s weather is endured as it helps in the faster maturation at an angel share of 8%, than any other whisky produced in the colder climate. The double distillation of the single malt in traditionally designed copper pot stills makes the spirit acquire a distinct, rich, full-bodied flavor.

Paul John Indian Single Malt Whisky Brilliance....$45.99
46% ABV
Non Chill-filtered
ABV 46%

All the brilliance of Goa is bottled up in this Single Malt. Its sparkling hues are reminiscent of sun-kissed beaches. The six-row barley for this whisky comes from the foothills of the Himalayas. Brilliance is matured in bourbon casks, to give you absolute sensory delight.
It couldn’t gather more brilliance than this!

Nose : The Demerara sugars give off a whiff of sweet fragrances, with a hint of cinnamon, dash of honey and faint spices.
Palate :  Sweet and spice and all things nice, make this Single Malt. The honey-like smoothness is offset by the crunchy-bar-like crispness. Somewhere, there is also a tinge of cocoa.
Finish : Brilliance has a smooth and beautifully relaxed finish, with a hint of mild spices and deep intense vanilla.
Colour : Sparkling copper.
Paul John Indian Single Malt Whisky Edited...$54.99
46% ABV
Non Chill-filtered
With a hint of Peat
Edited is for the extraordinary. We poured forth all our mastery into crafting this Single Malt. The hint of peat has been skilfully created from discreetly chosen cask profiles. All to delight the true whisky connoisseur.
Hear the sea off Goa tell its own stories, unedited.
Nose:  Honey and cocoa are laced with a hint of smokiness and a shot of espresso. A deeper whiff reveals fruity fragrances.
Palate:  The grassy flavours of barley show up first, but gently make way for subtle peat notes. They slowly dissolve and pave the way for a rush of mint and mocha.
Finish:  The finish is long and drawn out. You can sense a hint of spice and chocolate mint as it ends on gentle peat notes.
Colour:  Amber gold.

Paul John Indian Single Malt Whisky Bold...$59.99
46% ABV
Non Chill-filtered

Bold is a journey that leads you down the unexplored, unchartered terrains of Goa. It offers you a slice of its best-kept secrets, unravelling the mysteries, bit by little bit. This expression of ours invites you to leave the trail, tread the path less taken and plunge headlong into the delicious depths of Goa.
Nose:  After the slightest whiff of smoke, a dizzying array of Manuka honey, prickly spice and bourboneque red liquorice takes over.
Palate:  This melt-in-the-mouth malt has the most profound flavours crashing in like waves. At first, the delivery feels sublimely silky and studded with oak-like honey. And just when you think you’ve savoured it all, you are surprised by a hefty second wave of spice. This is followed by a cloudy, smoky feel that coats the roof of the mouth and leaves a tidal wave of dry molasses, peaty soot and a degree of copper in its wake.
Finish:  Bold has a light finish with a tinge of copper slowly making its presence known. You can also sense a gorgeous smoked mocha shaped by delicate and intricate spices.
Colour: Liquid Gold

Paul John Indian Single Malt Whisky Cask Strength Peated...$82.99
55.5% ABV
Non Chill-filtered

One never tires of Goa. From exploring its various personalities, its past, its present, its sheer decadence or perky cheer. For the true explorer, Goa always has a surprise tucked up its sleeve. Much like the Paul John Select Cask Peated. This Single Malt astonishes even a seasoned whisky aficionado. Unexpected flavours balance each other, offering the perfect tipple. It is a wholesome Goan experience, packed into every sip.
Nose:  The smoky, sweet and earthy fragrances have mellow resonances of spice.
Palate: As the crisp Muscovado and Demerara sugars create layered nuances, the smokiness of the Single Malt sets in, creating a perfect balance. A hint of spice radiates from the hickory and Dominican-style cocoa.
Finish: The delicate finish of this Single Malt has notes of Dominican cocoa laced with the tart edge of marmalade.
Colour: Golden mahogany.

Paul John Indian Single Malt Whisky Cask Strength Classic..$76.99
55.2% ABV
Non Chill-filtered

Explore tropical Goa in every sip of the Select Cask Classic. The lush freshness of this Single Malt envelops you from the very beginning. To give you this experience, we’ve matured it in selectively chosen cask profiles and bottled it without chill filtration, at cask strength. Relish the tropical rush, Goan style.
Nose:  Fruity, malty aromas are intertwined with honey. A hint of bourbon teases your senses.
Palate:  With the very first sip, flavours of malted barley greet you. A heady mix of bourbon and manuka honey-liquorice makes for an attractive spine. And while you relish this experience, the unexpected flavour of toasted honeycomb takes you by surprise.
Finish: This Single Malt has an absolutely elegant finish, with juicy Demerara tones ensuring a soft, friendly finish.
Colour: Rich Amber.

Lagunitas Cherry Jane Sour Ale

Lagunitas Cherry Jane Sour Ale - 6pk
Brewed with Turkish Delight Cherry Juice
“From Prunus, I think,” said Brutus, the mink, as he took in a succulent taste. “That’s Cherry, you mean!”, cried Mary, the queen, and she sang with a bright rosy face. “You mean, it’s an ale?” posed Felix and Gail. Their minds ran rightfully a-race… “So what’s’it to beer?” asked an impatient Greer. “This is all just a frivolous waste!” or whatever…