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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Aberlour A'Bunadh Single Malt Cask Batch No.62


New Batch arrived!
Aberlour A'Bunadh Single Malt Cask Batch No.62...$66.99
Batch No. 62
ABV 59.9%
Sherried & Intense: Meaning 'the original' in Gaelic, A'bunadh is made in homage to Aberlour's founder, James Fleming. A’bunadh is a whisky hand-made from start to finish with each batch being created to ensure a rich and complex flavour of moist raisin, and homemade fruit cake. It is bottled at cask strength resulting in a robust and deeply intense, Sherried whisky.

Game of Thrones Queen of the Seven Kingdoms


Game of Thrones Queen of the Seven Kingdoms...$10.99 / 750ml

Press release....
*clink* We’re pleased to announce Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, the second of four special beers in this year’s Game of Thrones-inspired Royal Reserve Collection. Inspired by Cersei Lannister, this exceptional blend of Belgian sour ale and Belgian-style blonde ale will be available only in the United States, beginning in late June. A list of distribution states will be available earlier that month when the beer begins shipping to wholesalers. Details about the collection and the first beer are below in the press release.

Brewery Ommegang and HBO® announce Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, second beer in Game of Thrones®-inspired Royal Reserve Collection

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) The first beer in Brewery Ommegang and HBO’s Royal Reserve Collection is just hitting stores this month, but the second beer is already on the horizon! Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, the second in a series of four special, limited release beers, each designed and brewed as an homage to one of four epic figures in the battle for the Seven Kingdoms, is brewed and blended for Cersei Lannister.

An exceptional blend of Belgian sour ale and Belgian-style blonde ale, Queen of the Seven Kingdoms is fitting for the fair-haired ruler who is as acerbic as they come. Available throughout Ommegang’s distribution network on June 29, Queen of the Seven Kingdoms will be offered both on draft and in 750ml bottles. The suggested retail price for a bottle is $12.99.

“Cersei is a complex character, and we’ve tried to emulate that profile with this beer, which blends a lovely, dry blonde ale with a subtly tart Belgian sour,” says brewery president Doug Campbell.

“When we set out to create the Royal Reserve Collection, we knew we had to pay homage the character currently sitting on the Iron Throne. We’re very happy to present this tribute to the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms herself, Cersei Lannister” said Jeff Peters, Vice President of Global Licensing and Retail, HBO.

Queen of the Seven Kingdoms pours a pale gold color with a brilliant white head. Aromas of melon, citrus, and lactic acidity meld together with fruity esters from the Belgian yeast. Tart citrus flavors soften to sweet malt flavors with notes of apricots. The finish is dry and crisp with a subtle citrus bite from the lemon peel. Queen of the Seven Kingdoms pairs well with sharp aged cheeses and salty cured meats, red meat or dark poultry, and spiced desserts like pumpkin pie or apple tarts.

The Royal Reserve Collection features four brand new beers in the brewery’s Game of Thrones-inspired series with HBO. All of the beers will be available on draft and in 750ml bottles. The series begins with Hand of the Queen, a barleywine, which launches in April, then Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, followed by two additional beers that launch in October and December 2018. Details and images of future beers will be announced throughout the year.

Boulevard Changeling Wood Aged Dark Sour Ale




Boulevard Changeling Wood Aged Dark Sour Ale...$16.99 / 750ml
WOOD-AGED SOUR ALE
Changeling is an enchanting blend of dark sour ales aged in whiskey and wine barrels that were inoculated with Brettanomyces and lactobacillus. It pours a deep ruby color with touches of gold at the edges of the glass. Leading with plum and toasty malt, the flavor transmutes into a soft tartness, with notes of earthy, funky Brett and a touch of lingering caramel to create a delicate balance.

Lagunitas Super Cluster


Lagunitas Super Cluster....$15.99 / 12pk
also sold as singles
SUPER CLUSTER A CITRA-HOPPED MEGA ALE OF INTERGALACTIC PROPORTIONS 
Transmission △135.12: One of the interns spotted a highly hydroxylated mass orbiting our third moon. We can tell very little except that it is most certainly from some uncharted backwater of Laniakea. We've already discovered some subgroupings, including an area of bottles, kegs, and garden gnomes (containing no metadata or cohesive communication skills). Of special note, found in the cushions of an orange couch, was a hand-scrawled rune containing a libational recipe using our precious Citra bine—an inordinately massive amount! Who could possibly convert our life source into such a casual beverage? Wπât's î‡ gøt tΩ dö wì†π ∫3eer?

Bells Oracle Double IPA


Bells Oracle Double IPA..$15.99 / 6 pack
also sold as singles
Our take on the West Coast-style Double India Pale Ale, The Oracle places hop intensity first & foremost, making only the slightest concession to malt & balance. The fireworks start with the aromatic punch of dry-hop sessions with hop varieties from the Pacific Northwest. Resinous, citrusy hop flavors mixed with aggressive bitterness from a massive kettle addition deliver on that aromatic promise.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Hobo Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley






2015 Hobo Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley...$21.99

The Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is an "appellation wine" and we attempt to make a wine that represents what we think the appellation is; rich, but not overripe, fruit-forward, but not a bomb, structured, but not tannic. The 2015 is a blend of Treborce, Larrick, Wellstone, and Branham Vineyards. We continue to cover the geographical and climatic diversity that the appellation has to offer from the far North Rockpile part of the Dry Creek Valley to the Southern most border of the appellation. It is our belief that the multiple sites and climates and soil types give us a representation of the appellation and a variety of different expressions and flavors.

Amazing Syrah for drinking now



2012 Ojai Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah...$44.99
Young and unevolved, with beautiful creme de cassis, crushed-rock minerality, black pepper, violet and graphite, the 2012 Syrah Bien Nacido is reminiscent of a solid Hermitage from the fame Le Meal lieu-dit in the Northern Rhone. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully proportioned and seamless, with a layered, silky texture and building tannin on the finish, it could use a tad more mid-palate concentration, yet it's still a brilliant Syrah that does everything right. Drink it anytime over the coming 10-15 years.
Rated 95/100 Wine Advocate

T-Vine Hallowed Ground Red Blend



2015 T-Vine Hallowed Ground Red Blend....$26.99
79% Zinfandel, 14% Petite Sirah, 5% Carignane, 2% BarberaAromas of black cherries, macerated blueberries, mocha, dusted dark chocolate truffle, orange peel, anise seed and bbq spice rub. Rich flavors of blackberry crumble, toasted marshmallow and vanilla with pepper on the end of the palate. Soft, balanced, ripe tannins with great balance and freshness across the finish.

Where we stand is so much more than soil. This is Hallowed Ground, a silent, solemn legacy of determination and tenderness. Combined with grit and endurance, and faith in spite of it all. We call them Heritage vineyards, because they stand in testament to those grandfathers and great-grandfathers who, as far back as 1850, brought their vines to California in search of a new beginning and a sustainable way of life.

These dry-farmed vineyards produce extraordinary little fruit. Each and every vine is hand-tended in a centuries old tradition. But love is love, and passion is greater than profit. These farmers have taught their children to fulfill on a promise: Protect and nurture these vineyards against all odds. And generation after generation, the vineyards continue to repay them with intense and lively fruit. The commitment these families have made to such a hardscrabble life can be likened to the vines themselves: The young may defy all expectations, but the strength and determination of the old are to be revered. Here, many sacrifices have been made. This wine is our tribute to the memory of them.

Six Mile Bridge Tasting

Six Mile Bridge Tasting
We have our old friend, Adrian, coming to sample out some Six Mile Bridge Beers with you.

The Wine and Cheese Place
457 N. New Ballas Road in Creve Coeur
Friday, August 31th from 4-6pm

Open House.
He will taste their core beers plus he said he will bring some special stuff too for sampling only.




Six Mile Bridge Double Dry Hopped Citra IPA
We used over 30 pounds of late addition citra hops to the fruity citrus qualities of this beer. Finishing at 30 IBUs, this beer is filled with flavors of tropical fruit, melon, lime, grapefruit, and granadlilla.
- Seasonal Availability -
Enjoy With Tamales, tacos and Trivial Pursuit

Six Mile Bridge Irish Red Ale
This smooth, medium-bodied ale is our tribute to the emerald isle. We brew this deep ruby red ale with tons of honey to create layers of caramel and toffee notes as it smooths out the bitterness on the finish.
Enjoy With Pulled pork, crème brulee & St Patrick himself

Six Mile Bridge Bavarian Hefeweizen Wheat Ale
Brewed true to its Bavarian roots, this light and refreshing unfiltered wheat beer boasts of banana and clove flavors with subtle hints of vanilla and citrus.
Enjoy With Cured meats, Mexican dishes, strawberry shortcake & lots of sunshine

Six Mile Bridge Blood Orange Wit...$9.99 / 4pk cans
A traditional Belgian Witbier with a citrus twist--subtle coriander notes allow the fresh blood oranges to shine brightly. Perfect easy-drinking summer beer!



You can also order the beers online.

Perennial Fantastic Voyage

No limit at this time


Perennial Fantastic Voyage....$5.19 / 16oz can
The other major update is the beer itself, Fantastic Voyage will now feature the same base stout as Abraxas and Sump. This means it will have the wonderful, rich body and 11.5% ABV you are familiar with from all of our stouts!

The rebirth of Fantastic Voyage is a return to slow jams and silk sheets. We combine a smooth yet strong imperial milk stout base with a heap of dried coconut in the whirlpool. The result is a luscious blend of bakers chocolate, subtle roast, and sweet coconut. So take a sip and just sail on. Perennial Artisan Ales is a small batch craft brewery dedicated to producing unique, premium beers. Our beers are brewed with the experimental, seasoned craft beer drinker in mind.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Bozal - limited releases



Bozal Mezcal Ensamble Espadin Barril Mexicano...$39.99
On the steep precarious hillsides of Oaxaca and Guerrero varieties of agave, indigenous to the region, grow wild and are heavily sought after by the local mezcaleros. These varietals produce flavors that are exotically intense, with rich earth tones and savory smokiness. From the heart of the maguey these flavors are traditionally extracted to produce mezcal that is wildly refined. Because we at Bozal believe that something wild produces a far richer spirit.
Espadín:  The Espadín agave, known as the genetic Mother of the Blue Weber Agave, is used to produce tequila, and is also the predominant agave used in mezcal production. Unique in itself, the characteristics of this agave showcase the aromas of wet earth, a rich smokiness on the mid-palate, and a finish reminiscent of wild flowers.
Barril:  This thick-foliaged, wild agave, often used as fencing to divide land in Oaxaca, intensifies the complexity of this mezcal. As citrus and floral notes arise, hints of green peppers compliment the nose. The palate is a delightful balance of citrus and creamy banana.
Mexicano: The Mexicano agave thrives in the moist environment of lower elevations. This wild agave can grow quite large and is usually harvested when close to ten years of age. The concentration of sugar in the fully mature agave produces an extremely powerful mezcal. The palate is distinctively herbaceous and earthy with a long lasting finish in the mouth.



Bozal Mezcal Coyote Reserva....$91.99
On the steep precarious hillsides of Oaxaca and Guerrero varieties of agave, indigenous to the region, grow wild and are heavily sought after by the local mezcaleros. These varietals produce flavors that are exotically intense, with rich earth tones and savory smokiness. From the heart of the maguey these flavors are traditionally extracted to produce mezcal that is wildly refined. Because we at Bozal believe that something wild produces a far richer spirit.
agave
Coyote: Part of the American Oaxacensis agave family, the Coyote is particularly hard to find in the wild. Sourced from Villa Sola de Vega in Oaxaca, this agave is typically characterized by its herbaceous and earthy aromatics with a spicy finish.

Coppola Chardonnay Pavilion



Great value!
2016 Coppola Chardonnay Pavilion....only…$13.99
Compare to $17.99 at Wine.com
Compare to $20 at the WineryPavilion Chardonnay offers up a complex profile featuring succulent tropical fruit flavors from the finest sun-ripened fruit of Santa Barbara County coupled with a hint of cool minerality and citrus out of Sonoma County. Barrel fermentation in French oak gives Pavilion a smooth, vanilla finish, making it the perfect accompaniment to most every occasion.

Dow's Late Bottle Vintage Port

2011 Dow's Late Bottle Vintage Port...$21.99
This offers more immediate pleasures than the vintage Dow's declared in 2011—it comes across as an idealized LBV rather than a baby Vintage. Formidable in its black density and red spice, fragrant with persimmon-like scents and tannins that have the grit of stone-ground chocolate, this is compellingly drinkable and delicious. Stock up for the holidays.
Rated 94/100 Wine and Spirits

2015 Ridge Lytton Springs



2015 Ridge Lytton Springs....$39.99 / 750ml
The 2015 Lytton Springs is very, very closed. Readers should not think about opening a bottle anytime soon. Intensely aromatic, but also tightly wound, the 2015 only hints at its true potential. Deceptively medium in body, the 2015 packs a real punch.
Rated 94+/100 Vinous Media
Briary and subtly potent, with floral black raspberry and licorice aromas and zesty, well-built dark cherry, smoky anise and pepper flavors that finish with ripe tannins. Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignane and Mourvèdre. Best from 2019 through 2024. 9,750 cases made.
Rated 92/100 Wine Spectator

Jim Beam Repeal Batch Bourbon



Jim Beam Repeal Batch Bourbon...$14.99 / 750ml
Non chill filtered
86 poof

SweetWater in stock and now online



SweetWater 420 Pale Ale...$8.99 / 6pk
Dry Hopped with a fat stash of Cascade hops.
Our most popular brew! A tasty West Coast style Extra Pale Ale accentuated with a stimulating hop character. First conceived in our bat cave on 4/20, this kind of beer keeps the wheels on the bus going round and round!

SweetWater IPA...$8.99 / 6pk
"A hophead's beery dream" - Beer Advocate
This mammoth IPA is defined by generous quantities of juicy American hops. The extensive dry hopping process contributes to its bright and flavorful character. This beer is unfiltered to leave all the natural flavors intact and bottle conditioned to stay super fresh.

SweetWater Goin Coastal...$8.99 / 6pk
Goin’ Coastal IPA
Cash in a sick day and grab another!
Slip into some sunshine and step off the grid by Goin’ Coastal with this pineapple laced IPA. The bright aromas of the five citrus hop additions are accentuated by the tropical fruit of the pineapple. And just like those three day weekends, its finish is quick. Golden copper in color with a full malt bill to bring the balance to our year round offering.

SweetWater Hop Hash IPA...$16.99 / 15pk CANS
Hop Hash Easy IPA
Keep on Keepin' On.
We kept the malt bill light to allow the hops to shine through. We dosed this sucker with a boatload of Amarillo Hop Hash. Pungent with floral, tropical citrus fruit flavors, and the hop hash gives it that one of a kind chewy, gooey, resiny mouthfeel. As the chaser, we are giving it a hefty dry hop to enhance the potent aromas. Ahtanum gives it orange and grapefruit tones, Crystal for a little kick of spiciness, and El Dorado bringing some pear and watermelon characteristics.

Alaskan Cranberry Tart


Alaskan Cranberry Tart...$8.49 / 6pk bottles
Ale brewed with cranberries and spruce tips

SweetWater Pit and Pendulum





Another case showed up!!
SweetWater Pit and Pendulum...$9.99 / 375ml
A golden ale soured with lactobacillus and fermented with three brettanomyces strains, then aged for six months on American and French Oak with 3,000 pounds of Montmorency and Balaton cherries. Freshly harvested house brettanomyces was added for bottle conditioning, ensuring evolution in the cellar.

Schonauer Apfel Liqueur




Schonauer Apfel Liqueur...$18.99
Bright slivery straw color. Delicate, pure, fruity aromas and flavors of spicy green apple cider and sauce and light molasses with an even, vibrant, fruity medium body and an even, appealing, breezy lemon spirtzed apple and honey finish. A delicious and pure apple spirit.
Rated 92/100 Tastings.com

La Crema Pinot Noir Monterey

Best buy!
Compare to $23 at the Winery!

2016 La Crema Pinot Noir Monterey....$14.98
Aromas of black plum, cherry, RHUBARB and hints of EARTH and loam. Flavors of red plum, raspberry and BLOOD ORANGE are underpinned by distinctive riverstone MINERALITY and savory UMAMI character. Plush and richly textured with juicy yet balanced acidity and integrated toasty barrel spice.

Rum Tastings --

Rum Tastings
Save these dates
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 

August 17 (past event) - Rum Tasting Part 1 - great turn out.  Thank you.  Join us for the next ones!


This coming Friday! August 24 (Friday) - Rum Tasting with Michelle from Vintegrity
Featuring Foursquare Rums and more

Order Foursquare online now

Foursquare Rum 2005 Single Blended 12 Year Old....$64.99
Aged 12 years in ex-bourbon casks
Fine Barbados Rum
Exceptional Cask Selection Mark VI

Foursquare Rum Premise 10 Year Old...$55.99
Aged 3 years in ex-bourbon barrels and then aged 7 years in ex-sherry barrels and finally blended with 10 year ex-bourbon barrel aged rum
Exceptional Cask Selection Mark VIII
46% ABV

Foursquare Rum Zinfandel Cask Blend....$49.99
Wood - Bourbon and Zinfandel
Cask Aging - 11 Years


Order Worthy Park online now


Worthy Park Single Estate Reserve Rum-Jamaica...$59.99

An authentic and traditional Jamaican rum and our first release under our Worthy Park range of bottling’s. A blend of our 100% copper pot-still rums that have been aging between 6-10 years; this blend has been created to showcase the unique complexity and distinctive taste that Worthy Park has to offer. 100% single estate product; batch distilled, aged, blended and bottled on site.
Tasting Notes: A natural, light amber color; the nose is punchy with upfront aromas of light tobacco and toasted oak with spicy fruit – raisins and plums. With time light notes of vanilla become evident. On the mouth luscious and tropical fruits with a soft, buttery and almost creamy texture. Dry a slightly bitter, soft tannins are rounded out by toasted oak and nutmeg. A hint of black pepper finished off with a touch of ginger as it lingers with it’s soft, dry finish.

Order Paranubes online now

Paranubes- Mexico - this is nothing like you have ever tasted.  Make sure you come by to try it!
Paranubes Rum Oaxaca...$33.99 / liter
A great spirit is a pure and undisturbed representation of raw material, capturing not just the flavor, but a sense of its place of origin. Paranubes Rum is made by wild fermenting the fresh pressed juice of sugarcane grown without pesticide or fertilizer in the rich soil of master distiller Jose Luis Carrera’s farm. Distilled to proof with no additives, this rum - or aguardiente de cañaas it's known regionally, is exactly what you would find lost in the cloud forest of the Sierra Mazateca mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. We are so excited to deliver this misunderstood spirit to the world, to shine a light on the raw beauty of its land and people




September 14 (Friday) - Rum Tasting
  • Rhum Clement VSOP
  • Rhum Clement 6yr
  • Rhum Clement 10yr
  • Rhum Clement Homere Cuvee
  • Navazos Palazzi Spanish Rum
  • Rum Fire

September 21(Friday) - 

  • El Dorado 3yr 
  • El Dorado 8yr
  • El Dorado 12yr
  • El Dorado15yr
  • Lemon Hart (Guyana) 151
  • Blackpool Spiced
  • Panama Pacific 23yr (Panama)
  • Smith & Cross Jamaican Rum (Jamaica)

Paranubes Rum Oaxaca



Paranubes Rum Oaxaca...$33.99 / liter
A great spirit is a pure and undisturbed representation of raw material, capturing not just the flavor, but a sense of its place of origin. Paranubes Rum is made by wild fermenting the fresh pressed juice of sugarcane grown without pesticide or fertilizer in the rich soil of master distiller Jose Luis Carrera’s farm. Distilled to proof with no additives, this rum - or aguardiente de cañaas it's known regionally, is exactly what you would find lost in the cloud forest of the Sierra Mazateca mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico.  We are so excited to deliver this misunderstood spirit to the world, to shine a light on the raw beauty of its land and people

Worthy Park Single Estate Rum



Worthy Park Single Estate Rum...$59.99
An authentic and traditional Jamaican rum and our first release under our Worthy Park range of bottling’s. A blend of our 100% copper pot-still rums that have been aging between 6-10 years; this blend has been created to showcase the unique complexity and distinctive taste that Worthy Park has to offer. 100% single estate product; batch distilled, aged, blended and bottled on site.
Tasting Notes: A natural, light amber color; the nose is punchy with upfront aromas of light tobacco and toasted oak with spicy fruit – raisins and plums. With time light notes of vanilla become evident. On the mouth luscious and tropical fruits with a soft, buttery and almost creamy texture. Dry a slightly bitter, soft tannins are rounded out by toasted oak and nutmeg. A hint of black pepper finished off with a touch of ginger as it lingers with it’s soft, dry finish.

Limited Maybach wines from Thomas Brown


Just 3 bottles left!
2016 Maybach Pinot Noir Irmgard Vineyard...$89.99
Only 110 cases made for the world!!
The far reaches of the Sonoma Coast tend to produce wines with distinctive notes driven by the unyielding conditions of their locale. From this vineyard you can see the Pacific Ocean, which puts the site near the fringe of where it is possible for nature to allow the cultivation of wine grapes.

TASTING NOTES:  In planting this vineyard in 2007, we chose two different California Heritage clones, Swan and Calera, to produce a distinct wine that reflects the soil and climate. This Pinot Noir has leagues of depth and aromatic notes of forest floor, cassis, and cinnamon. On the palate, notes of plum, cranberry compote, rosemary, oolong tea and a zesty acidity draw out into a clean perfumed finish. —Thomas Brown


Only 5 bottles left
2014 Maybach Amoenus Cabernet Sauvignon....$169.99
The 2014 Amoenus comes from a western hillside vineyard near Calistoga that is actually cooler than the general area. This wine always exhibits plenty of crushed rock, wet gravel minerality, notes of forest floor, spring flowers and copious quantities of blackberry and crème de cassis with a hint of lead pencil shavings and pen ink. The 2014 is dense and full-bodied, but with low acidity and ripe well-integrated tannin. It is strutting its stuff, however it should be even better with 5-7 years of bottle age and last 25-30 years. They produce 330 cases of this glorious wine that tips the scales at 14.7% natural alcohol.
Rated 98/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2017 Red Car Rose of Pinot Noir



2017 Red Car Rose of Pinot Noir...$19.99
This enticingly aromatic wine is bone dry, delicate in structure, with racy acidity, and 12.9% alcohol. Consistent with the 2016 vintage, we blended two cool-climate appellations: Sonoma Coast (38%) and Mendocino Ridge (62%). The Manchester Ridge Vineyard and Mariah Vineyard from the Mendocino Ridge appellation sit at about 2000 feet elevation, situated extremely close to the vast Pacific Ocean, offering us unparalleled acidity. The vineyards from the Sonoma Coast appellation are all located within 8 miles of the coastline, set in the rolling hills of the West Sonoma Coast. Fruit from these vineyards perfectly complement those from Mendocino, offering ideal conditions to achieve the crisp, lively style of Rose we strive to produce.