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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Side Project Raffle

Customer Appreciation Time!

We have a few bottles we are going to raffle off at the end of the month through the BRC - Beer Reward Club.


We have a few leftovers from the raffle that were not picked up...
Raffle for a chance to purchase one of these bottles

  • 1 - Side Project Magnum Merci #4 - Magnum
  • 1 - Side Project BVC
  • 6 - Side Project Merci Framboise
  • 1 - Side Project Shared BA Coco Vibes

Printed a report today and 146 people have purchased Merci in August so far.  We will draw names for the bottles above giving everyone that purchases Merci in August a chance to purchase a bottle.

  • Must be a BRC member
  • Purchases count from August 1st through August 31st
  • Names will be announced September 1st or 2nd.
  • Each bottle of Side Project Merci purchased counts as one raffle ticket.  You can have multiple entries in the drawing.
  • Each purchase will only be allowed to purchase one bottle in the raffle even if your name is picked a second time.
  • You must be able to purchase the bottle at one of our locations if your name was drawn, no shipping.
  • You will have 7 days to pick up the bottle if your name was drawn.
We only have about 3 cases left of Merci #4 and then it is gone for good! click here to order

The Macallan Estate Reserve

Pre-arrival - should arrive by the end of the week!
Subject to confirmation. 
The Macallan Estate Reserve...$219.99 / bottle
The Macallan Estate Reserve forms part of The 1824 Collection and is a classic style of Macallan that includes a parcel of specially selected casks to deliver great richness and intensity.

Exciting news for Whiskey lovers






EXCITING NEWS FROM THE WHISKEY DEPARTMENT! A PROMOTION, A NEW HIRE, AND A NEW TASTING BAR!

The Wine and Cheese Place is excited to welcome DAVE DAVIS to the team at our Forsyth location. Dave is a Whiskey savant and also has a deep knowledge of wines and cheeses. Many of you know him as Dave “The Whiskey Dude” — he has helping STL whiskey fans find the perfect dram for 20 years at a few local shops. Whiskey is his true calling and he loves to talk about it (sometimes you can't shut him up about it—jeez dude, can't you talk about anything else, the weather? something??).

Anyway, come on over to our Forsyth location and say hello to Dave (he is off on Tuesdays).  He's easy to find in the shop...he’s always wearing an Oakland A's hat (we’re giving him a pass on that) or Blues cap!
you can email him at
dave@wineandcheeseplace.com

Dave will also be behind our NEW TASTING BAR scheduled to open at our Forsyth location – we’ve christened it “THE (IN)FAMOUS BAR”. If you didn’t know, we are located IN an old FAMOUS & BARR! 




you can email him at
dillon@wineandcheeseplace.com
We are also more than thrilled to announce that DILLON HEITERT has been promoted to be the manager of our Chesterfield store! Many of you already know Dillon from our Creve Coeur, Chesterfield, and Forsyth stores—and you realize that the kid knows and loves his whiskey. Dillon’s passion for whiskey started when he went to his grandparents’ house for the holidays as a boy. His grandfather was a liquor distributor for Seagrams and Kessler. Though his grandad passed away before Dillon was born, his grandmother proudly displayed his collection of whiskey paraphernalia, and it fascinated Dillon. When he finally turned 21, Dillon went straight for Scotch and has been building his knowledge ever since!

Dillon started as a customer at our Creve Coeur location, and we are so proud to see him work and learn his way to his new position! Please visit Dillon and tell him congrats!

With team members like Dillon and Dave, it no secret why The Wine & Cheese Place is where STL’s true whiskey lovers go to explore their favorite drink! 


P.S. Whiskey classes will be scheduled in our new tasting room at the Forsyth location in the very near future, so keep your eyes glued to our new classes and events page on the website!!!

4 Noses Brewing -

Only sold in Colorado and now St. Louis too!
In stock now at Forsyth -
will get online later

4 Noses Bout Damn Time IPA...$11.99 / 6pk
Bout damn time
Style: american india pale ale
Abv: 7.1%
Hop profile: simcoe, amarillo, ekuanot, mosaic
This american ipa has been a crowd favorite since it’s conception in 2015. Assertive tropical and citrus aromas hold up a crisp, bitter backbone. Despite the overall hoppiness, ‘bout damn time ensures drinkability for any time.
It’s always ‘bout damn time you’ve had a bout damn time (we can’t not make that joke, obviously).



4 Noses Raspberry Blonde...$10.99 / 6pk
Style: fruit blonde
Abv: 6.5%
Hop profile: magnum
Raspberry blonde empowers the senses with a harmonious blend of tart raspberries on top of a refreshing blonde base. Perfect for both conquering mountains or your next netflix series. Crushable, to say the least.



4 Noses Whimsy NEIPA....$10.99 / 4pk
New England Style IPA


4 Noses Mountain Wave Mosaic Ale...$10.99 / 6pk
Utilizing a refined Mosaic product, we gain access to taste all of the intricate hop flavors interwoven into this simple yet sturdy grain bill. The Mosaic aroma is massive, which allows the lucky drinker to sample with your nose before it even hits your palate. It can almost trick you into thinking that you have something hoppy in your cup, yet carries a very easy drinkability to it. Most of the hops were added after flame out as to not add too much bitterness but add nice touches of papaya and tangerine flavors.
With low bitterness, low alcohol, this a day drinker and night drinker alike. Mountain Wave showcases the delicacy of the Mosaic hops wonderfully without throwing flavor away. Balanced and Easy, and perfect for your next adventure.


Off Color Miscellanea Volume II


In stock now at Forsyth - will get it online later 
Off Color Miscellanea Volume II...$15.99 / 4pk 8.5oz bottles
Off Color called Miscellanea Vol II featuring Allagash, Side Project, Central State and Jester King

Foedre Fermented Wild Ale

Omnipollo


Also sold by the single.
Will get them online later.


Omnipollo Maple Blueberry Pancake Bianca Lassi Gose...$22.99 / 4pk
Bianca Blueberry Maple Pancake Lassi Gose
Brewed with twice as many buckets of blueberries, maple syrup, lactose sugar and rock salt. Dry hopped with mosaic.



Omnipollo Hypnopompa...$19.99 / 4pk cans
Hypnopompa is our imperial stout brewed with almost 100 kilos of marshmallows and Tahitian vanilla beans (the size of cigars).
Low carbonation and boiled a bit extra for good measure, this is a beer strictly for the stout inclined.
Drink now or age for many years.

Stillwater Stockphoto Double IPA

In stock now at Forsyth - will get online later

Stillwater Stockphoto Double IPA...$19.99 / 4pk

also sold as singles

Double Dry Hopped with Mosaic

Public Access Brewing

Will get them online later


Also sold as singles
Public Access Suspended Disbelief Double Dry Hopped IPA..$18.99 / 4pk 16oz cans



Public Access Outer Reality Double Dry Hopped IPA...$18.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Hoof Hearted Rose Gose

In stock now at Forsyth.
Will get online later

Hoof Hearted Rose Gose...$9.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
Gose with Hibiscus Added - 5% ABV
Just when you thought you had done slurped up all the neon. Rosé Gosé is hot pink in appearance with a tart berry flavor. Brewed with loads of hibiscus, Himalayan pink sea salt, and coriander.
Slicker than yr rich, French uncle sipping pink vino on the deck of a yacht off the coast of St. Tropez! Anchors Down, Pinkies Up!

Evil Twin Imperial Wedding Cake Break




Evil Twin Imperial Wedding Cake Break...$7.49 / pint can
Imperial porter with coffee, vanilla, almonds, and wedding cake added.

Fat Orange Cat




Fat Orange Cat Brewing Ask Forgiveness, Not Permission NEDIPA..$4.59 / pint can

New England Style Double IPA 
7.9% ABV
Smooth and refreshing




Fresh Batch of this one!

Fat Orange Cat Write Drunk Edit Sober..$4.99 / pint can
New England IPA with Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado Hops

7.3% ABV

Nightmare Brewing



Nightmare Brewing Exposure Double IPA dry Hopped...$5.19 / pint can
10.1% DOUBLE IPA DRY HOPPED with 100% Cryo* Mosaic and Citra. *Cryogenic process of preserving essential oils and resins at extremely low temperatures. Earthy herbal notes push through the boozy nose, until a presence of star fruit, honeydew and nectarine pit make themselves known. Initial cold hop bite of pine quickly dissapates to a balanced malt body, candied mandarin rind, strawberry jam and key lime zest.
Practitioners of FALUN GONG (a qigong meditation focused on moral philosophy, energetic exercises, breathing and promoting living in harmony) were perceived as a threat by the Chinese Communist Regime.
Since 1999 members were thrown into ‘re-education through labor” camps where they either renounced their beliefs or became victims of torture, organ harvesting and execution. Apart from forcing prisoners to lay face down in snow, throwing buckets of water on them in -20 degree environments and having them stand almost naked tied to a tree in Winter for 12 hour periods, EXPOSURE (also known as freezing torture) had been the governments favored form of persecution. In one instance, a woman on hunger strike, was chained to a tree in Winter. They returned the next day to find an icicle formed from her nose to her feet.
as of 2009, it’s estimated that at least 2,000 members had been tortured to death.
Pairs well with :
Ovid’s Withering -
“Panikon Deima”





Nightmare Brewing Colombian Necktie...$5.19 / can
Gose ale soured on Mangoes, Lulo, Soursop and Columbian lime zest
7.2%-AbV.

Lulo -- "Solanum quitoense, known as naranjilla is a tropical perennial plant from northwestern South America. The specific name for this species of nightshade means "from Quito."
The naranjilla plant is attractive, with large elongated heart- or oval-shaped leaves up to 45 cm in length. The leaves and stems of the plant are covered in short purple hairs. Naranjilla are delicate plants and must be protected from strong winds and direct sunlight. They grow best in partial shade. The fruit has a citrus flavour, sometimes described as a combination of rhubarb and lime. The juice of the naranjilla is green and is often used as a juice or for a drink called lulada. - Wikipedia

Soursop is the fruit of Annona muricata, a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree. The exact origin is unknown; it is native to the tropical regions of the Americas and the Caribbean and is widely propagated. It is in the same genus, Annona, as cherimoya and is in the Annonaceae family.    With aroma similar to pineapple, the flavor of the fruit has been described as a combination of strawberries and apple, and sour citrus flavor notes, contrasting with an underlying creamy texture reminiscent of coconut or banana. -- Wikipedia

Abomination Brewing



Abomination Brewing White Stouts Can't Jump...$4.19 / can
Imperial White Stout brewed with lactose and aged on top of a monstrous amount of cacao nibs, vanilla beans and locally roasted coffee.



Abomination Brewing Hop Roulette...$4.79 / can
Double Dry Hopped India Pale Ale

New beer releases at Forsyth


Will post more info as time allows

Also in stock today now at Forsyth --

  • Bell's Brewing Oktoberfest
  • Bell's Brewing Best Brown Ale
  • Schlafly IPA 4pk cans
  • Perennial Prodigal (another case arrived)
  • Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest (more arrived, this one moves)
  • Sierra Nevada Life and Limb (more arrived)
  • New Belgium Knob Creek Collab
  • Charleville Oktoberfest

Great Divide Chocolate Cherry Yeti




Great Divide Chocolate Cherry Yeti...$9.49 / 22oz

CHOCOLATE CHERRY YETI is the newest version in our revered Yeti Series. We’ve tweaked the hop bitterness for this special release and then added sweet and sour cherries and cacao. The roasty malt backbone of Yeti melds perfectly with the cherries and cacao to make this one smooth sipper. A Yeti in a cherry orchard can be a great thing.

Left Hand White Russian Nitro




Left Hand White Russian Nitro...$7.99 / 4pk cans

Super smooth & decadent with coffee and vanilla
Abide with The Nitro, or White Russian Nitro, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing. White Russian Nitro is takin’ er super smooth for all us craft beer drinkers out there. There’s a beverage here that’s for strikes and gutters; ups and downs. And, I don’t know about you, but I take comfort in that. With coffee, vanilla and notes of chocolate, this is a beer that really ties it all together. But, well, that’s just, like, our opinion, man.

Brasserie Dupont / Allagash Brewing Brewers' Bridge





Brasserie Dupont / Allagash Brewing Brewers' Bridge...$13.99 / 4pk
Brewer's Bridge is a collaboration between two of the world's best breweries, Belgium's Brasserie Dupont and America's Allagash Brewing. We're excited to bring you this rare beer, created using time-honored Belgian Brewing techniques combined with American hops and craft brewing innovation, resulting in a unique beer that truly highlights the best of both breweries.

Ritterguts Gose




Back in stock!




Ritterguts Gose...$5.49 / pint
Rated 93/100 RateBeer
Gose – the lactic and salty specialty ale associated with the German cities of Goslar and Leipzig – has a chronicled history dating back over a thousand years.

But not so long ago, it was virtually extinct, known only to a shrinking base of locals and the odd beer tourist who made the trek to the few Leipzig pubs that still served the quirky specialty.

Today, with interest in sour ales soaring , “new-traditionalist” brewers in Germany, the U.S., and beyond are recreating the style – generally with a nod towards a sweeter, more “drinkable” palate, or to a relatively simplified, aggressive lacticity.

Ritterguts Gose is the real thing, the one example still made to the traditional recipes – boldly sour and funky, but with the elusive old-German qualities of balance and complexity. Once we tried this beer in Leipzig, we were both amazed and delighted that no one was importing it. But we didn’t dwell on that for too long!
As they say at Ritterguts, “Goseanna!”

18th Street Brewery - Indiana

All sold as singles too





18th Street Rise of the Angels Double IPA...$12.99 / 4pk
Helping to resurrect your palette from the doldrums, this DIPA with grapefruit blasts your tongue with floral and citrus hops.
Style: Double India Pale Ale with Grapefruit Zest Added
Hops: Warrior, Amarillo, Falconer's Flight


18th Street Devil's Cup Pale Ale...$10.99 / 4pk
Devilshy hoppy, this pale ale leaves a balanced bitterness and a blasphemously divine tropical hop flavor on the tongue.
Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Warrior, Summit, Falconer's Flight




18th Street Hunter Vanilla Stout...$14.99 / 4pk
Brewed with cocoa nibs and lactose, 'Hunter' boasts a creamy texture and rich chocolate flavor. Vanilla, roast and caramel sweetness are met with a bright hop bitterness.
Style: Double Milk Stout
Hops: Warrior, Cascade


18th Street No. 2 Pencil DDH DIPA...$14.99 / 4pk
Double Dry Hopped
Double IPA


Prairie Artisan Ales Karate Chimp




Prairie Artisan Ales Karate Chimp...$9.99 / 4pk
Sour Ale with Apricot, Mango and Tangerine

Monday, August 19, 2019

August Whiskey Raffle

August  Whiskey Raffle though the WRC - Whiskey Reward Club


Based on the last 6 months purchases through August 31.  Will send out emails on September 1st or 2nd
(since it is 6 months, every $300 counts as a raffle ticket - average $50 per month).  Whiskey raffles include all of your purchases - wine, beer, whiskey, cheese, nuts cheese....


August Whiskey raffle....small one this month
  • Wild Turkey Master's Keep Cornerstone Rye
  • Eagle Rare 10 Year Old
  • Blood Oath Pact #5
  • Hakushu 12 Year Old
  • Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch B519 (122.2 proof)
maybe a few more too..


Also, watch for our Four Roses Single Barrels to arrive this week!
Release details later!

Forsyth in Clayton - Customer Appreciation tasting!




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

The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth in Clayton cordially invites you to our first ever Customer Appreciation Party and Open House. We'll be tasting some great wines and spirits, as well as cheese and artisan bites. 
Come by, enjoy with friends, and meet the new owner. 


Saturday, September 7th, between 1:00 and 4:00.

Please register for you and your guests so we can plan enough food and wine for this amazing event - 
click here to sign up - it is free and easy
Just enter your email and name and you are set.  Then share it on twitter and Facebook to tell your friends for us!
Must be 21 or older. Thank you for your support! 

We are starting to populate the tasting list! 


Penfolds Australian Wines

  • Bin 389 Cabernet/Shiraz
  • Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Bin 311 Chardonnay
  • Bin 51 Riesling
  • Grandfather Tawny Port
Burgundy Table
  • 2017 Pavelot Savigny les Beaune Blanc
  • 2017 Pavelot Savigny les Beaune Red
  • 2017 Pavelot Savigny les Beaune Dominode 
  • 2017 Pavelot Savigny les Beaune Aux Gravins
Beaujolais Table
  • 2017 Aviron St Amour
  • 2017 Aviron Morgon Cote du Py
  • 2017 Aviron Chenas
  • 2017 Aviron Moulin A Vent
  • 2017 Aviron Cote de Brouilly
Argentina Table
  • Gran Enemigo Agrelo (Rated 95/100 Wine Advocate)
  • El Enemigo Cabernet Franc
  • El Enemigo Malbec
  • Tilia Malbec
  • Catena Alta Chardonnay

Natural Wine Table
  • Wines TBA

Beer Table

Still working on the beers to be poured
Subject to change, but expect some...
  • Stillwater
  • Evil Twin 
  • Fat Orange Cat

Spirits

  • Pinckney Bend Gin and Tonic Cans

plus more spirits TBA

plus more wine tables coming too....
list subject to change without notice.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Santa Carolina 91 point bargains!




Check out these 91 point bargains!!!



2017 Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva...$10.99
This has ripe red cherries and berries with a smooth palate that’s layered and fresh. A nice build of fine tannins. This has good depth. Great value. Drink now.
Rated 91/100 James Suckling


2017 Santa Carolina Chardonnay Reserva...$10.99
Some reductive funk here that drives complexity across the ripe, creamy peach and honey nose. The palate has a very fleshy and smoothly arranged texture with a fresh core of melon. Good depth and layering here. Drink now.
Rated 91/100 James Suckling

Macallan Single Malt Scotch Tasting!


Customer Appreciation Days!
Open House Macallan Scotch Tasting
Taste Macallan Single Malt Scotches 

Friday August 23th from 4-6pm - Forsyth
The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 


Please let us know you are coming on Eventzilla - click here to register for this event - it is free and easy

Friday August 30th at New Ballas - list to be announced
Friday September 6th at Ballwin - list to be announced


Taste all of these amazing scotches!

  • Macallan Rare Cask 
  • Macallan 12 Year Sherry Cask 
  • Macallan 12 year Double Cask 
  • Highland Park 12 year Old 
  • Macallan 15 Year Triple Cask 
  • Macallan 18 Year Triple Cask 

Guiberteau


Some rare releases - these do not last long!



2015 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur White Brézé...$139.99 / Magnum
Offers a mix of yellow apple, persimmon and pear flavors gliding through, infused with light butter, hazelnut and meringue nuances. The finish is long and seductive. Drink now through 2028. 1,000 cases made, 94 cases imported. — JM
Rated 93/100 Wine Spectator

2016 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur White Brézé...$58.99 / 750ml
Chenin Blanc
Vine Age: Planted in 1933 and 1952
Terroir: Soils of sand and clay, softer limestone bedrock
Viticulture: Organic. Pruning method is Guyau Val de Loire. Grapes are harvested by hand and carefully sorted in the vineyard.
Vinification: Whole-cluster pressing, indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged for 18 months on fine lees in barrel (new and 1-2 years old).

2017 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur White Clos de Guichaux Monopole...$42.99
Chenin Blanc
Vine Age: Planted in 2003
Terroir: Located in Bizay, silt and sand soils on relatively soft limestone bedrock
Viticulture: Organic. Pruning method is Guyau Val de Loire. Grapes are harvested by hand and carefully sorted in the vineyard.
Vinification: Gentle whole-cluster pressing, no chaptalization, indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged for 9 months in older oak barrels (2 to 4 years).

2015 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Les Arboises Monopole...$149.99 / magnum
Dark cocoa and iron notes mingle with apple wood bacon and roasted rosemary elements that frame the core of dark plum, cherry and blackberry flavors. Picks up a touch of sweetness midpalate, balanced by a vanilla hint and firm tannins. Sandalwood and sanguine details mark the finish, but give this a bit more time for added pleasure. Best from 2022 through 2030. 450 cases made, 45 cases imported.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator


2016 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Les Arboises Monopole...$59.99 / 750ml
Variety: Cabernet Franc
Vine Age: Planted in 1957
Terroir: Hill of Brézé, facing south, sand and silt topsoils over limestone bedrock
Viticulture: Organic. Pruning method is Guyau Val de Loire. Grapes are harvested by hand and carefully sorted in the vineyard.
Vinification: 100% de-stemmed, 10 days to 4 weeks maceration in concrete tanks, indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged for 18 months in barrel (80% new, 20% 1-year-old).



2017 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Rouge Les Chapaudaises...$43.99
Variety: Cabernet Franc
Vine Age: Planted in 1948
Terroir: 3 parcels with silt and sand topsoils covering softer limestone bedrock
Viticulture: Conversion to organic
Vinification: 100% de-stemmed, indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged for 10 months in wooden conical vats, light filtration before bottling.


2017 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Rouge Les Moulins...$59.99 / 1.5 liter
Size: 1.9 ha (4.7 ac)
Vine Age: Varying from 7 to 80 years old
Terroir: Located in the communes of Montreuil-Bellay and Brézé, sandy, clay-limestone soil with limestone bedrock
Viticulture: Conversion to organic
Vinification: 100% de-stemmed, indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged for 6 months in stainless steel tanks, light filtration before bottling.

2018 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Rouge...$24.99 / 750ml
Variety: Cabernet Franc
Vine Age: Planted from 1955 to 1957
Terroir: 3 parcels with silt and sand topsoils covering softer limestone bedrock
Viticulture: Organic. Pruning method is Guyau Val de Loire. Grapes are harvested by hand and carefully sorted in the vineyard.
Vinification: 100% de-stemmed, indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged for 6 months in tank.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Fermin Iberico Grain Fed Ham

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

Free RANGE
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.

Lagavulin Islay Single Malt Scotch Distillers Edition






Lagavulin Islay Single Malt Scotch Distillers Edition..$99.99
Double matured in Pedro Ximinez cask wood, this is a mellow Lagavulin, peat-rich, sweet and very more-ish.
Distilled in 2002
Bottled in 2018