Wednesday, March 20, 2019

JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese

2017 JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese....$45.99
Guava and mango flavors are offset by vivifying citrusy acidity, creating a firm frame on which glazed apricot and star anise notes emerge. Powerful yet elegant, this is built for the cellar. Give this some air if you must drink it now, but better to wait for a decade or so. Best from 2022 through 2039.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

Trincheri Vermouth Rosso

Trincheri Vermouth Rosso...$18.99
Rosso Vermouth
Bright and deeply aromatic. A brooding blend of botanicals from cold extraction, including Roman Artemisia, Cinchona Bark, Ginger Root, Burmannii Cinnamon, Whole Clove & Nutmeg, Orange & Lemon Peel, Vanilla Bean, Star Anise.

Trinchero Family Estates has been making premium wine in Napa Valley since 1948. The founder, Mario Trinchero, was born in the prestigious Piedmont Italy wine region, immigrated to New York City and became a bartender at the prestigious Waldorf Astoria and Barbizon-Plaza hotels, moved to Napa Valley to start a successful winery, and later created a distinguished vermouth for its tasting room.
Today, Trincheri Vermouth celebrates the family’s heritage in Italy, New York, Napa Valley as well as craft cocktails everywhere.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Clan Denny Single Malt Scotches

"Our Clan Denny range is home to Scotch Whiskies that are typically aged from around 7 Years Old to over 50 Years Old. Bottled at natural cask strength, and proudly without colouring or chill-filtration, these Small Batch releases are classically sweet and distinctly fruity."

Clan Denny Port Dundas 14 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky....$52.99

  • Vintage 2004
  • Bottled October 2018
  • Aged 14 Years
  • Single grain
  • 303 bottles produced
  • 46% ABV

Clan Denny Bunnahabhain 10 Year Old...$52.99

  • Vintage 2008
  • Bottled October 2018
  • Aged 10 years
  • Islay Region
  • Refill Hogshead
  • 367 bottles produced
  • 46% ABV

Clan Denny Craigellachie 10 Year Old...$52.99

  • Vintage 2008
  • Bottled October 2018
  • Aged 10 years
  • Speyside Region
  • Refill Hogshead
  • 429 bottles produced
  • 46% ABV

Clan Denny Fettercairn 10 Year Old...$52.99

  • Vintage 2008
  • Bottled October 2018
  • Aged 10 years
  • Highland Region
  • Refill Hogshead
  • 308 bottles produced
  • 46% ABV

Dumante Handcrafted Espresso Liqueur

Dumante Handcrafted Espresso Liqueur...$31.99
Dumante Handcrafted Espresso Liqueur is inspired by the artistry and rich history of the perfectly pulled espresso shot. Enjoy a rich espresso experience with Dumante Espresso Liqueur neat, on the rocks or mixed with other fine spirits and artisan ingredients. Bottled in small batches at 40 proof and filtered to result in a crystal clear and crisp craft spirit, Dumante Espresso Liqueur blends beautifully with citrus , savory and other ingredients as well as a variety of spirits, preserving the appearance and taste of the perfectly prepared cocktail.

Sprig CBD Infused

Another load just arrived!

Sprig CBD Infused Citrus Soda...$3.99 / 12oz
The Citrus Original flavor is what made Sprig famous. This drink's light and refreshing grapefruit taste has brought smiles to thousands of shiny, happy people throughout the state of California. And now, it's available nationwide in CBD!
Each of our CBD beverages is crafted with 20mg of the highest quality, all-natural CBD, derived from agricultural hemp. Sprig CBD is ideal for healthy, active individuals.
Ingredients: carbonated water, cane sugar, grapefruit extract, citric acid, gum arabic, CBD isolate, fruit & vegetable juice for color, beta carotene
All CBD products contain less than .3% THC.

Sprig CBD Infused Citrus Soda Zero Sugar...$3.99 / 12oz
Sprig CBD Citrus Zero Sugar is Citrus Original's cooler, younger sister. Citrus Zero Sugar offers the same great taste as Citrus Original, but with only 5 calories! Made with natural sweeteners, Citrus Zero Sugar is sure to make you feel good, and of course, smile more.
Each of our CBD beverages is crafted with 20mg of the highest quality, all-natural CBD, derived from agricultural hemp. Sprig CBD is ideal for healthy, active individuals.
Ingredients: carbonated water, erythritol, grapefruit extract, citric acid, gum arabic, stevia, CBD isolate, fruit & vegetable juice for color, beta carotene
All CBD products contain less than .3% THC.

Sprig CBD Infused Sparkling Lemon Tea Zero Sugar...$3.99 / 12oz
Sprig CBD Lemon Tea Zero Sugar is everyone's cup can of tea. This non-caffeinated, sparkling lemon tea has the carbonated bite of a soda, but with the soothing taste of tea. Its great as an Arnold Palmer base, perfect for a sunny day by the pool. Regardless of where you enjoy it, it's sure to bring a smile to your face.
Each of our CBD beverages is crafted with 20mg of the highest quality, all-natural CBD, derived from agricultural hemp. Sprig CBD is ideal for healthy, active individuals.
Ingredients: carbonated water, erythritol, natural flavor, gum arabic, citric acid, black tea, stevia, CBD isolate
All CBD products contain less than .3% THC.

Sprig CBD Infused Melon Soda Zero Sugar...$3.99 / 12oz
Sprig CBD Melon Zero Sugar is quickly becoming a fan favorite. It's been likened to that of a Watermelon Jolly Rancher, but in a can. Pro tip: Create Melon Zero Sugar ice cubes and drop them into your favorite summertime cocktail. You will not be disappointed!

Each of our CBD beverages is crafted with 20mg of the highest quality, all-natural CBD, derived from agricultural hemp. Sprig CBD is ideal for healthy, active individuals.

Ingredients: carbonated water, erythritol, gum arabic, natural flavor, citric acid, stevia, CBD isolate

Boniface Les Rocailles Apremont Savoie

2018 Boniface Les Rocailles Apremont Savoie...$18.99
  • 100% Jacquère.
  • Sustainably grown. 
  • Vines average 40+ years of age.
Tasting Notes: Delicate and feather-light, it offers green apple and floral aromas on the nose. On the palate, it is dry and extremely refreshing, with crystal clear purity.
Serve With: Enjoy on its own, or pair with cheeses (especially fondue) or simple fish, chicken, or pasta dishes.

2016 Villa des Anges Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Villa des Anges Cabernet Sauvignon...$12.99
Sustainable Non-Certified
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is made from 100% Cabernet, from clay and limestone soils, that was fermented with oak staves and aged in concrete tanks. It offers textbook notes of blackcurrants, tobacco leaf, earth and graphite, medium to full-bodied, richness, solid density and firm tannin. It's a ripe, pleasure bent effort that has good fruit, as well as some old-world charm. Drink it over the coming 4-5 years.
Rated 88/100 The Wine Advocate

Panarroz Jumilla Red Blend -- "Always a value priced winner"

New vintage! 
"Always a value priced winner" -- Jeb Dunnuck

2017 Panarroz Jumilla Red Blend...$12.99

  • 80% Monastrell, 10% Syrah, 10% Garnacha.
  • Organic Non-Certified
Tasting Notes: This youthful, unoaked blend offers plenty of plummy, dark fruit aromas, with light spicy, peppery notes, and bold fruit and a silky texture on the palate.

Serve With: A versatile wine that will complement most meals, Panarroz will pair especially well with tapas, grilled vegetables, flank steak, seared tuna, and teriyaki-glazed salmon.

2018 Chateau Lancyre Le Rose Pic Saint Loup

One of the fuller bodied rose wines! 

2018 Chateau Lancyre Le Rose Pic Saint Loup...$19.99
  • 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Cinsault.
  • Sustainable Non-Certified
Tasting Notes: A big rosé! Raspberry and pear aromas on the nose, with distinctive spicy, minty garrigue notes. Big, bold and firm on the palate, ending with a long, clean finish.

Serve With: A rosé for year round drinking! Excellent on its own, it is also a great food wine – pair with hearty salads, grilled vegetables, kebabs, stuffed tomatoes or charcuterie.

2018 Boniface Les Rocailles Savoie Rose

2018 Boniface Les Rocailles Savoie Rose...$18.99
  • 50% Gamay and 50% Pinot Noir.
  • 20-25 year old vines
  • Sustainable Non-Certified

A true earthly paradise nestled in the French Alps, Les Rocailles is owned and managed by boyhood friends and native Savoyards Guillaume Durand and Alban Thouroude, who purchased the estate and négociant business from Pierre Boniface upon his retirement in 2006. The wines have never been better at Les Rocailles!
Tasting Notes: This mouth-watering rosé offers delicate strawberry and raspberry aromas on the nose. Light, crisp, and bone-dry on the palate.
Serve With: Enjoyable on its own, and pairs well with a wide range of lighter fare including grilled vegetable panini, charcuterie, summer fruit salad, and more.

2018 Bargemone Rose Coteaux d'Aix en Provence

New 2018 Vintage!
New packaging!  
Same great wine!
This wine scores 90 point or higher every year!  

2018 Bargemone Rose Coteaux d'Aix en Provence...$19.99
  • 40% Grenache, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 5% Rolle.
  • Agriculture Biologique
  • 30+ Year Old Vines

Bargemone is among the foremost estates of the Coteaux d’Aix appellation of Provence. A benchmark producer of the delicious, dry rosé for which Provence is famous, the Commanderie was founded by Templar knights in the13th century, and is home to a proud viticultural tradition and more than 160 acres of sustainably grown vineyards.

Tasting Notes: Offers classic aromas of wild strawberries and red currants, with a light, floral character and a crisp, bone-dry palate.

Serve With: A rosé of reference, to be enjoyed year-round on its own or with a wide range of lighter fare and Provence-inspired cuisine.

Righteous Seven Liqueur

Righteous Seven Liqueur...$28.99
Righteous Seven Liqueur is a premium blend of the Seven Species that is hand-crafted according to a proprietary recipe developed and perfected over time.
Our neutral grain spirit is made from locally grown soft red winter wheat and two-row barley. The alcohol is used to macerate with each of the figs, olives, dates, pomegranates, and grapes. Each maceration is filtered and then combined together at specific ratios to create the Righteous Seven final blend. We hope you enjoy it and that it leads you down your own Righteous Road

  • Righteous Seven is kosher certified by the OU (Orthodox Union) and by Mishkoltz Kashrus in Brooklyn.
  • Righteous Seven is also Yoshon certified.
  • The grapes used in the product are mevushal.

How is Righteous Seven best served?
Righteous Seven is best enjoyed served neat. On its own, it is perfect for a social night out, during dinner, or complimenting dessert. It is warmly inviting to the body with a taste profile that has broad age-range appeal for both men and women. Righteous Seven® is ideal for special occasions and toasts and a delight for couples to share.
Righteous Seven also mixes wonderfully with a wide variety of spirits. For cocktail ideas, please visit

The First Liqueur Made Exclusively from the Seven Species
The Seven Species are listed in the book of Deuteronomy to praise the attributes of the Land of Israel….“a land of wheat, and barley, and grapes, and figs, and pomegranates; a land of olive oil and honey (dates)….”

In the 16th century, the famous kabbalist R. Isaac Luria revealed the correlation between the supernatural energies of the Seven Species and the seven emotive characteristics of the human soul.

By combining the physical and spiritual properties of all seven fruits and grains together into one exceptional taste, an otherworldly liqueur has been born to indulge the senses.

New Holland Dragon's Milk White Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout

In stock now at Forsyth
New Holland Dragon's Milk White Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout...$11.99 / 6pk cans
Brewed with caramalts and barrel aged to create a wonderful surprise - a white stout - with flavors of oak, vanilla, cocoa and a hint of bourbon.

Monday, March 18, 2019

2018 Arrumaco Rose - 3 liter box!

2018 Rose wines arriving just in time for Spring!

Convenient!  put a box in your refrigerator and pour a glass as needed!

Great Value
2018 Arrumaco Rose...$29.99 / 3 liter box
Equals 4 bottles of wine in quantity breaks down to $7.49 / bottle!
Offering impressive density and concentration, striking purity of fruit, and true and loud expressions of Spain’s classic varietals, Arrumaco has become a go-to label that has risen to the top in a crowded category of sensational values.

Tasting Notes: Lighter in color and body than many other Spanish rosés. Loaded with intense raspberry and plum aromas that follow to a crisp yet silky palate.

Serve With: Excellent on its own and with a wide range of lighter fare. The perfect summer sipper and tapas wine!

Alfredo Roca Mendoza Malbec

Alfredo Roca Mendoza Malbec..$13.99
Offering terrific notes of black raspberries, spice box, tobacco, and pepper that all soar from the glass, the 2017 Fincas Malbec is medium-bodied, supple, beautifully textured, and just about as easy drinking as they come. Drink this smoking value over the coming 3-4 years.
Rated 90/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Agostino Familia

Agostino Familia has fast become one of our favorite wineries!
This is only our second vintage with them!  The wines are not cheap, but they are still fantastic values.  They taste like they should be twice the price!
This wine competes with top White Bordeaux wines!
New vintage just arrived!

2015 Agostino Familia Semillon / Sauvignon...$25.99
The four Agostino brothers, Vincenzo, Rosalía, Sebastian and Miguel, lived their childhoods in Mendoza before resettling in Canada in the 1960s. They returned to Mendoza and founded the Finca Agostino estate in 2003, the first step in fulfilling their long-held dream of getting back to their roots and producing benchmark Argentine wines.
Tasting Notes: This brilliant Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc offers a panoply of tropical fruit, honeysuckle and figgy pudding mingling playfully with vanilla notes from top quality small oak barrels. Bracing yet lush.
Serve With: Excellent with rich, complex white meat, seafood, or creamy pasta dishes.

Review of the last vintage (no review of 2015 yet)
2014 Agostino Familia Semillon / Sauvignon
The 2014 Semillon - Sauvignon Blanc is another brilliant white blend that does everything right. Caramelized citrus, white grapefruit, spice, and brioche notes all emerge from this deep, rich, pure 2014. It has an awesome texture, integrated acidity, and a blockbuster finish, and it’s a seriously good Bordeaux Blanc blend (it’s 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon) that should be snatched up by readers.
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2013 Agostino Familia de la Cava...$39.99
Made from 50% Malbec and 25% each of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 20 months in 70% new French and American oak, the 2013 De La Cava is straight up terrific, and one of the standouts in this report. Crème de cassis, licorice, smoked herbs and graphite all give way to a full-bodied, concentrated, voluptuous, yet incredibly well balanced 2013 that has a stacked mid-palate, ripe, sweet tannin and a great finish. This down right tour de force is a smoking value, even at over 40 dollars.
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Purlieu Wine Tasting!

Do not miss Napa Cab tasting!
Save the Date!!!

Purlieu & Le Pich Wine Tasting!

The Wine and Cheese Place Rock Hill
9755 Manchester Rd St. Louis, MO 63119
Friday, March 29th, 5-7pm

We will taste several of Purlieu's amazing range of 2016 Cabernets, as well as the sister label Le Pich, with bottles of all available for purchase!

Here is what we have confirmed so far:

2016 Purlieu Le Pich Cabernet...$49.98
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate 

2016 Purlieu Napa Cabernet...$99.99
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

2016 Purlieu Georges III Cabernet...TBA
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate

2016 Purlieu Teucer Vineyard Cabernet...$214.99
Rated 99/100 The Wine Advocate

Don't miss out on this chance to taste some of the top Cabernet coming out of California!
You can read more about superstar winemaker Julian Fayard here:

2015 Puydeval Red Blend

2015 Puydeval Red Blend...$14.99
Puydeval’s fabulous 2015 IGP Pays d’Oc Rouge (56% Cabernet Franc, 30% Syrah and 14% Merlot) is an Old World fruit bomb that has tons of cassis, black raspberry, spice and licorice in a fruit-forward, deliciously quaffable style. From low yields and raised in concrete tanks with oak staves, this plump, sexy Cabernet Franc has tons of appeal and is a terrific value.
Rated 90/100 Wine Advocate

2019 Founders KBS

In stock now at all 4 locations.

The 4pks are no longer online.  Each store has a few 4pks left though.

2019 Founders KBS....$19.99 / 4pk 12oz

2019 Founders KBS....$18.99 / 750ml

What we’ve got here is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. Makes your taste buds squeal with delight.
ABV: 11.2%
IBUs: 70

Joel Falmet Brut Rose Champagne

What a fantastic value in Rose Champagne. Tiny production!

Joel Falmet is getting a new label.  Same great Champagne, but new label.  The distributor gave us a great price on the "old label" to move out before the new one arrives!  Stock up now!

Joel Falmet Brut Rose Champagne...$39.99
regular price...$49.99
Made from 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay

Blood orange, red fruit and rhubarb on the floral- and spice-accented nose and on the palate. Taut and linear but fleshes out with air, showing very good intensity and finishing with lingering rose pastille and bitter cherry notes.
Rated 90/100 Vinous Media

Joël makes a small amount of rosé, about 160 cases per year. Joël’s rosé is made by adding aproximately 10% still red wine (100% Pinot Noir) to the blend. Dosage for the rosé is 12 grams per liter (to be called Brut, a Champagne must have less than 15 grams per liter).

See the "RM" below on the Joel Falmet Rose label

Every Champagne label must have a 2 letter code on it. You will find it in very small print followed by some numbers. It is estimated that about 85% of the Champagne are labeled with "NM". Only about 10-15% of Champagne is Grower Champagne.

"RM" or Grower Champagne produces some of the most distinctive and finest Champagnes. There is a sense of "terroir" with these wines. The large Champagne houses buy grapes from all over Champagne to create their "house style" which has nothing to do with where the grapes came from. "RM" Champagnes are the production of a small family operation that takes pride in what they do and represents the land that the grapes are grown on.

Here are the main codes you will see
RM: Récoltant-Manipulant (maker) Known as "Grower Champagne. This is a producer that has control from start to finish. They grow their own grapes and make their own wine. All the grapes are grown on their own estate (they can purchase up to 5% to supplement if needed). These are usually small family producers that do not get a lot of publicity.

NM: Negociant Manipulant (maker) Most of the big Champagne houses fall into this category. This means they purchase grapes from other growers and make their own wine. The also use their own estate grapes in their production. This has been the way Champagne has been made for hundreds of years.

RC: Recoltant Cooperative. Similar to "RM" but they produce their Champagnes with the help of cooperatives. The grower sells his grapes to a cooperative to make the Champagne for them.

CM: Cooperative Manipulant: Basically a group of growers sell their grapes to a cooperative and the Champagne is made there and sold through the cooperative. Sometimes they sell it to the big Champagne houses as grape must or even finished Champagne.

Fermin Iberico Grain Fed Ham

Fermin Iberico Grain Fed Ham...$13.99 / 2oz pre-sliced package
Back in stock at Forsyth

Our Grain-fed free range Iberico is 100% Ibérico, fed on grains, grasses and all that nature provides. Also known as the “Kobe beef of pork” because of its intense marbling, flavors and uniqueness, the FERMIN Iberico ham is the first authentic Iberico to enter the US market. Cured for a minimum of 36 months, this Iberico ham…melts in your mouth
Grain-fed 50% Iberico
We cross a 100% Iberico pig with a 100% Duroc pig, and the result is phenomenal: An affordably produced, lower fat content product that maintains its characteristic visual fat marbling.

Two more stunning Burgundies from 2016

Two more stunning Burgundies from 2016
2016 Joseph Drouhin Vosne-Romanee...$81.99
This is sleek, laced with cherry, strawberry, floral and spice flavors. There’s terrific intensity, balance and energy through the long finish. This should develop well.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

2016 Louis Jadot Pommard Rugiens 1er Cru...$105.99
A deep well of black cherry, blackberry, spice, sandalwood and floral aromas and flavors are alluring in this suave red. Fresh and harmonious, in a youthfully exuberant way.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator