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Friday, September 22, 2017

Tasting tonight at Forsyth!


Beer Tasting tonight at Forstyh from 4-6pm!
Open House - Join us!


Crooked Stave Petite Sour Tart Cherry
Stillwater Levandura
Nebraska Brewing Little Betty Stout
Evit Twin Sumo in a Sidecar Apricot IPA
Evil Twin Tropical 'Itch

Plus, a very special Natural/Orange Wine Tasting you will not want to miss!!


TONIGHT -- Friday September 22, 2017 - 4-6pm

The Wine and Cheese Place- Forsyth
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO

Natural and Orange Wine Tasting!
with Dana from Vinoteca

This is a rare chance to expand your horizons on Natural and Orange wine.  This is a tasting not to miss.
Orange and Natural wines are a hot category now!
Let us know on Facebook that you are coming!

Orange/Skin-Fermented wines that you will taste: 
  • Scribe Skin-Fermented Chardonnay 2015, Sonoma 
  • Red Tail Ridge Miscreant 2015 (Gewurztraminer & Chardonnay), Finger Lakes 
  • Il Censo "Praruar" 2014 (Cattarato), Sicily

Natural wines you will taste: 
  • Mac Forbes Chardonnay 2015, Yarra Valley 
  • Mure Pinot Gris 2015, Alsace 
  • Lunar Apoge Syrah 2016, Rhone 
  • Joan d'Anguera "Altaroses" 2015, Monsant 
  • Frederic Brouca "Samso Seulle" 2015, Languedoc
  • Cooper Hill Pinot Noir 2015, Willamette Valley
  • Castello Conti "L'Origini" 2014, Piedmont

Natural Wine Tasting!


TONIGHT!!!
Friday September 22, 2017 - 4-6pm

The Wine and Cheese Place- Forsyth
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO

Natural and Orange Wine Tasting!
with Dana from Vinoteca

This is a rare chance to expand your horizons on Natural and Orange wine.  This is a tasting not to miss.

Orange and Natural wines are a hot category now!
Let us know on Facebook that you are coming!

Orange/Skin-Fermented:

  • Scribe Skin-Fermented Chardonnay 2015, Sonoma 
  • Red Tail Ridge Miscreant 2015 (Gewurztraminer & Chardonnay), Finger Lakes 
  • Il Censo "Praruar" 2014 (Cattarato), Sicily

Natural:

  • Mac Forbes Chardonnay 2015, Yarra Valley 
  • Mure Pinot Gris 2015, Alsace 
  • Lunar Apoge Syrah 2016, Rhone 
  • Joan d'Anguera "Altaroses" 2015, Monsant 
  • Frederic Brouca "Samso Seulle" 2015, Languedoc
  • Cooper Hill Pinot Noir 2015, Willamette Valley
  • Castello Conti "L'Origini" 2014, Piedmont



Info from Natalie MaClean
Is Orange the New White?

  • Let’s clear this up first: orange wine is not made from oranges, it refers only to the wine’s colour ;)
  • It’s also known as amber wine and skin-fermented white wine
  • Although orange wine seems new and trendy, it’s actually an ancient style of wine that’s been used for thousands of years to make white wines, often fermented without temperature control for long periods in qvevri (clay vessels or amphorae), in regions such as Georgia and Armenia.
  • Modern white winemaking with temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks has only been practised for the past 40-50 years.
  • The re-emergence of orange wines started in the early 1990s with Italian winemaker Josko Gravner in the northern cool region of Friuli. He was trying to get away from over-manipulated wines and get back to ancient methods.
  • Today, orange wines are produced in Europe, North America, Australia, Chile, South Africa, New Zealand.
  • Orange wines are white wines made like red wines: confused yet?
  • They start out like making white wine, but then they leave the grape skins on during fermentation just as red wines do and white wines do not.
  • This imparts distinctive colour, flavour and texture whereas the skins are removed to ferment white wine
  • orange wine is also exposed to more oxygen which adds a savoury character called umami, the fifth taste along with sweet, salty, sour and bitter
  • The VQA law specifies that the wine is a table wine (still or effervescent) made from fresh white or pink vinifera and permitted hybrid grapes.
  • All of the grapes are macerated and fermented on their skins for at least ten days to achieve the character of orange wine.
  • The words “Skin Fermented White” must be on the label and optionally “Orange” or “Amber” can also be printed. appear alongside), but the essence is that the wine must ferment on the skins.
  • Vintners must also declare their intent to make a skin-fermented white at the time of harvest, just as they must do with icewine, so they don’t claim the label after the fact because a wine doesn’t get approval for another category.
  • The skins of grapes contain aromatic precursors, the compounds that eventually get released into the wine to create its distinctive aromas and flavours, as well as polyphenols that shield wine from oxydation and thereby allow it to age longer. As a solvent, alcohol helps to extract these compounds from the skins.
  • some criticize orange wine as masking local soil and climate (terroir) as well as grape character
  • the reverse argument is that orange wine is truer to terroir because it uses all of the grape: flesh, juice and skin
  • like natural, organic and biodynamic wines, orange wines usually don’t have any additives and aren’t filtered or fined
  • However, not all natural, organic and biodynamic wines are orange
  • And not all orange wines are also natural, organic or biodynamic wines
  • You won’t find an orange wine category on most restaurant lists: they’re usually lumped into the white wine category, and sometimes rose, except of course, on the hippest lists in San Francisco, New York, Paris, Tokyo and Florence.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Breckenridge Distillers High Proof Bourbon



Breckenridge Distillers High Proof Bourbon....$46.99
105 proof
Preserving the essence of our raw barrel character by bottling at
a gripping 105 proof, our Distiller’s High Proof Blend represents the whiskey as our master blenders experience it (for the true experience sip 20 samples at 8:00 AM, before coffee). Deep burnt umber hue with aromas of rich butter caramel and toasted almond paste. Medium body with a luscious vanilla sugar flavor and a long balanced finish.

Logboat Dark Matter



Logboat Brewing Dark Matter....$8.99 / 6pk CANS
Dark Matter is dosed up with wheat malt to give it a smooth, subtle breadiness and extra body. Dark chocolate and roasted coffee flavors meld like thermonuclear plasma. We enjoy drinking Dark Matter while eating brownies, cranking M. Monoceros on the stereo, and thinking about portals.
Pairs well with candy bars, pudding and peanut butter cookies. Smoke a brisket and pour a Dark Matter, victory!

Patron Guillermo del Toro Extra Anejo






Limited Edition
Patron Guillermo del Toro Extra Anejo...$359.99
(plus a small skull bottle of Orange Liqueur)

Venture into the Darkness of Patrón x Guillermo del Toro
Explore the story and process of creating one perfect spirit with two masters

The pursuit of perfection met its match when film mastermind Guillermo del Toro, a native Jaliscan, came to the Hacienda to bring his artistic approach to Patrón’s process. What came from this partnership was Patrón’s darkest product to date in both age and ideation. The signature bottle holds a perfect extra añejo tequila featuring a blend of aged tequilas averaging 5 years in used oak barrels upside down. The bottle is crowned by a skull resting on top holding an aged deep orange liqueur that perfectly complements the tequila’s symphony of dark flavors. This pairing of products reflects the pairing of film and tequila that came about through Patrón x Guillermo del Toro.



SIP SINFULLY

The devilish dual-sided bottle deserved signature cocktails that perfectly balanced the two aged spirits. Creating the sinful cocktails came down to Patrón’s own bartenders who took classics and twisted them to incorporate ingredients that perfectly accented the deeper aged flavors of this limited-edition tequila. The cocktails pair neatly with the ritual warranted by Patrón x Guillermo del Toro and allow you to sip darkly into the night.


read more - click here

Kavalan Whisky tasting with Kim Lu

Very excited to announce
another great TWCP 35th Anniversary Tasting

Kavalan Whisky Tasting

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105
314.727.8788

Thursday October 5th from 5-7pm 
Save the date -
Whiskys to be announced

Let us know on facebook if you plan to attend, thanks - click here


Kavalan Whisky tasting with Kim Lu

Kim Lu, Brand Ambassador with Kavalan
A specialist in international trade, Kim Lu was recruited to Kavalan for its global expansion programm. Kim now oversees the US, Australia, and New Zealand markets and, as a key relationship manager, is instrumental in Kavalan's continuing export strategy and implementation. Global Business Developer “Kavalan whisky is increasingly sought after in the US, our fastest-growing export market, which means it's an exciting place for us to work right now. Everyday in my role, I'm privileged in helping the very first Taiwanese whisky and family-owned company in its goal to become a global brand.”

Nebraska Brewing Little Betty Stout


Nebraska Brewing Little Betty Stout...$10.99 / 4pk 12oz
Our take on a robust Americanized Russian-Style Imperial Stout. Moderately hopped to liven up a richly malted classic. This is the base beer for our insanely popular barrel aged Reserve Series variants. You’ve worked hard. You’ve earned this.
ABV:  9%
IBUs  - 83
Malts:  Pale Ale, Chocolate, Caramel 60 & 80, Black Malt, Roasted Barley, Victory
Hops:  Chinook, Columbus,




Nebraska Brewing Fathead...$13.99 / 750ml

Barrel Aged Barleywine
Fathead started out as a Strong Scotch Ale but has morphed over time into Barleywine territory. This beer features an addition of dark brown sugar to boost the alcohol and contribute a unique caramel/molasses character. Hopped with just enough Centennial and Cascade to offset the slight sweetness of this big, warming beer.

Evil Twin Citra Sunshine Slacker






BACK IN Stock
Evil Twin Citra Sunshine Slacker...$9.49 / 4pk 16oz CANS
Despite his bitterness, lack of power and insuperable aversion to any kind of extravagant labor - he kind of has a charming charisma, and perhaps he is even loveable. Somehow we find him unbelievable irresistible and stimulating because he is one of the few that masters the ability to effortlessly impress with his sharp intelligence and make it look so damn easy.
Style: Session IPA
ABV:4.5

Evil Twin Twin Brewing Tropical 'Itch



Evil Twin Twin Brewing Tropical 'Itch...$13.99 / 4pk 12oz
Berliner Style Weisse Ale with Passionfruit added
4.5% ABV

Evil Twin Sumo in a Sidecar Apricot IPA


Evil Twin Sumo in a Sidecar Apricot IPA...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
This our take on a classic cocktail with an Asian twist and a cool name.  An IPA with apricot and a slim hint of unami.  It's crisp, fruity and perhaps full bodied.
7% ABV

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Evil Twin Mission Gose




Evil Twin Mission Gose...$11.99 / 4pk 12oz
Effortlessly cool, popping up up in a cultish fashion and constantly on a tasty mission. This is mission Gose: our take on a old-fashioned and slightly odd German style beer that is with good reason trending as the tastiest right now. It’s tart, salty, low in alcohol and probably the most refreshing beer you’ll have. Perhaps enjoy this beer in a restaurant with a mission near you. Wherever you are we made it stylishly good and exclusively well balanced just for you. - label
Brewed at Westbrook Brewing

Stillwater Levadura




Stillwater Levadura...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Oaxacan style gose ale brewed with salt, agave and lime

4.6% ABV

Stillwater returning favorites



Stillwater Big Bunny...$9.99 / 4 pack / 12oz cans
Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout
9% ABV
Big Bunny is everything. An Arizona Wilderness collab that we may regret.





Stillwater Insetto Sour...$9.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
A dry hopped sour ale with Italian Plum





Back in stock

Stillwater On Fleek Imperial Stout...$11.99 / 4pk Cans
13% ABV
99/100 RateBeer

Big, overhyped imperial stouts, amirite? This one on fleek tho. The most amazing collaboration ever with Casita Cerveceria.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Firestone Walker Leo v. Ursus Inferos


Firestone Walker Leo v. Ursus Inferos Chronology Release #3...$12.99 / 4pk 16oz
Inferos is an imperial rye IPA that is fiery in color and hellacious in hoppiness. Forged with 25 percent rye grain and loaded with more than four pounds of hops per barrel, Inferos is ultimately a big, spicy beer that will keep the soul warm when a chill is in the air.
Inferos is available for a limited time, after which it will yield to the next offering in the Leo v. Ursus chronology. It is unfiltered and built for freshness. Enjoy it as soon as possible.

Red Tail Ridge Miscreant White - "Orange Wine"





Taste it this Friday at Forsyth - read more info about the tasting! - click here

"Orange Wine"
2015 Red Tail Ridge Miscreant White....$21.99
Finger Lakes
50% Gewurztraminer
50% Chardonnay

The first LEED certified winery in New York

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green buildingcertification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water ...

General Info: Normally white wine production involves removing the skins very early in the process, usually at crushing/pressing, prior to fermentation. In this case the skins contribute to the fermentation and maceration process. The extended contact of skin components (tannins, phenolics and skin pigments) during wine production generally produces a darker, slightly orange hue to the wine and also affects the flavor profile, mimicking certain attributes that are normally associated with red wine sensory profiles. 


History: Skin fermentation of white varieties (also known as “orange wine” production) actually has a long history in winemaking. The practice dates back thousands of years in some European wine regions, in particular Armenia and Georgia. Sometimes it is coupled with amphora fermentation vessels or large casks. It has lately experienced a resurgence in other wine producing regions, like Friuli, Slovenia, Croatia, and more recently the new world. 

Fermentation was conducted by indigenous microorganisms and completed in approximately 9 days. Extended maceration was conducted for 6 days, at which point the wine was pressed off the skins. The heads were replaced on the barrels and they were refilled with the wine. The wine was barrel-aged for 16 months prior to racking and bottling. This is a minimal touch wine. Sediment may develop in the bottle over time, and should not detract, but instead inhance the overall personality of this wine. 

Tasting Notes: This Miscreant resembles a white and drinks like a red. Aromas of marzipan, sweet nectarines and honeysuckle fill the nose followed by banana oil, caramel notes, and slight cocoa nib. The palate displays nutty characteristics combined with grippy tree fruit and poached pears with traces of vanilla and oatmeal. Mid-palate, mouthwatering tannins are present coupled with acidity creating a firm texture and slight chalkiness

Taste it this Friday at Forsyth - read more info about the tasting! - click here


2015 Skin Fermented Chardonnay...$37.99 / 500ml
FIELD GUIDE NO. 2.5
Like many of our wines, the Skin Fermented Chardonnay started as an experiment. When 809 clone grapes weren’t cooperating with the others in the winemaking process, we isolated them and tried something slightly different. Fermented on the skins for three months in concrete, this traditional (and resurgent) winemaking process adds the necessary color, texture and structure to create a delicate balance against the clone’s pronounced floral, tropical fruity notes. The result is an expressive golden-hued wine, in a shorter 500 ml bottle, that has earned its place as a staple, annual Scribe release.

2015 METEOROLOGICAL DATA: A dry, warm winter led to early budbreak; and, heat spikes at the end of summer prompted an early harvest. Despite lower than average yields, fruit was high in flavor and color.

SOIL TYPE: Huichica loam, volcanic tuff

Perennial Fantastic Voyage

Sold out now - trying to get more

You have 7 days to pick up, thanks.
As will all Perennial purchases, this will help your chances to get Abraxas when it is released in November through our Beer Reward Club


Perennial Fantastic Voyage...$18.99 / 750ml
"Fantastic Voyage is a harmonic melange of coconut and Imperial Milk Stout brought to us by brewer, Jim Leabig.  Loads of coconut, lactose and black malt balance each other to provide flavors reminiscent of chocolate covered coconut with a finish smooth like silk sheets.  Best enjoyed while listening to slow jams by candlelight."

Buffalo Trace Bourbon CREAM Liqueur

Back in stock! Limited 

Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream Liqueur...$22.99
Bourbon Cream is handcrafted using Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon, making it a perfect marriage of rich delicious cream and smooth Kentucky bourbon.  You can enjoy it chilled, on the rocks, or pour it in a cup of coffee for an indulgent after dinner treat. 


Try the Buffalo Float- “the adult root beer float.”
Buffalo Float – The grown up Root Beer Float!
2 oz Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon Cream
4 oz root beer

Combine in glass and serve.
For extra richness, pour over 1 scoop vanilla ice-cream.

TASTING NOTES:
This liqueur is rich and sweet. The smooth taste of Buffalo Trace Bourbon compliments the creamy vanilla flavor.

Hochstadter's Slow and Low Rock and Rye -- 100ml CANS



Hochstadter's Slow and Low Rock and Rye....$4.99 / 100ml can
84 proof
High proof, high quality cocktail in a can
Exclusively made with aged straight rye whiskey
100% Raw Honey from Western PA.
Air-dried navel oranges from Florida
Dose of Rock Candy
Angostura bitters

Macallan Classic Cut Single Malt Scotch 2017 Ltd Edition


Macallan Classic Cut Single Malt Scotch 2017...$79.99
Limited 2017 Edition 
58.4% ABV
The Macallan Classic cut reveals the unrivalled commitment to the mastery of wood and spirit for which the Macallan has been known since it was established in 1824.  It is an expression of our enduring desire to go beyond the ordinary, to seek out the extraordinary, and create peerless single malts.
Matured exclusively in hand picked, exceptional oak casks seasoned with Oloroso sherry from Jerez, Spain.

Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion Revolution 007




Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion Revolution 007...$8.99 / 6pk
Now in rotation: Revolution No. 007, the latest release in Firestone Walker’s Luponic Distortion revolving hop series, featuring yet another trailblazing blend of distinctive hops.

True to form, Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 007 represents a fresh iteration of Luponic Distortion led by three hop varieties from Australia.


From A Land Down Under
Revolution No. 007 marks the second time that Luponic Distortion has dipped down into the Southern Hemisphere for its lead hops, following the South African hops that set the tone for Revolution No. 004 last year.
“The hop intensity level on Revolution No. 007 is high,” says Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “The primary Australian hop is loaded with this bright, citrusy Sauvignon Blanc character, and the other two hops round it out with classic Southern Hemisphere qualities.”

Opportunity Knocks
Matt had longed to work with the primary Australian hop in Revolution No. 007, but it was in short supply and already contracted.
“I always thought it would be a good fit for Luponic Distortion, but I couldn’t get my hands on it,” he says. “Then I got word that a brewery had backed out of a contract for this hop, and I was able to grab enough to drive Revolution No. 007.”
He adds, “That’s the beauty of Luponic Distortion. It provides the flexibility and creative freedom for us to pivot quickly. Whenever we discover fresh, interesting hops that fit the profile, we are able to get them right into the next revolution—and Revolution No. 007 is a perfect example of this.”

Boulevard Cranberry Orange Radler




Boulevard Cranberry Orange Radler...$7.99 / 6 pack Cans
Style: Radler
The Boulevard Radler series is a zesty, refreshing take on the tradition of mixing beer with soda or lemonade to create a flavorful, thirst-quenching beverage. Radler was tailor-made for those with an active lifestyle, but you can enjoy our version even when doing nothing more strenuous that lifting it to your lips.

The Sexton Irish Single Malt Whiskey






The Sexton Irish Single Malt Whiskey...$46.99
40% ABV
Triple distilled in Copper Pots
100% Irish Malted Barley
Matured in ex-sherry butts

A Sexton is a person in charge of church grounds and graveyards including grave digging.
"Up in the cold grey northern reaches of County Antrim the Sextons tend to the spirits digging the fresh graves of the river Bush graveyard and planting stone crosses in the soft mowed grass.

But show up just before dawn when the dew is glistening on the headstones and the cool morning breeze rushes through - carrying the scent of the unmistakable oak from a breathing casks; follow that scent down into the crypt and you might find a locked door, faintly glowing at its edges.

Through that door, find the rows of beckoning European oak, once the sacramental casks of fine sherry, now brimming with aqua vitae." - label

Kulmbacher Ice Bock (Eisbock)




Kulmbacher Ice Bock (Eisbock)...$9.99 / 6pk
The ice bock, also known as "Bavarian", owes its discovery to a coincidence. According to the chronicles of the Kulmbacher brewery, some time around 1900 an apprentice forgot on a cold winter day to carry two barrels of bock beer into the brewery cellar. The barrels stayed outside, were covered by ice and snow and weren't discovered until the following spring. The barrels had burst and the apprentice was reprimanded. But the carelessness was a stroke of luck because under the thick ice coat, a bock beer extract remained, strong tasting and high in alcoholic content.
Even if the dark, tasty speciality is not produced in this spectacular way anymore, the chance that gave birth to this beer became a tradition. Today this beer rarity is brewed in a modern brewing and freezing process, but the incomparable taste is still the same and can always be enjoyed in winter months.
Alcohol: 9.2 % volume