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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Holiday Hours!


Enjoy your weekend!

  • Open - May 24 - Sunday from 10am-3pm -- FORSYTH ONLY
  • Closed May 25 - Monday - Memorial Day (all stores)


Back open - you can come back and see us in the stores.
Please bring a mask with you!
Plus we will continue Curbside and Delivery too
Open   --May 26 - Tuesday 10am-7pm

Mon-Sat from 10am-7pm
Sunday Forsyth only 10am-3pm

Sebastiani Red Wine Aged in Bourbon Barrels




2017 Sebastiani Red Wine Aged in Bourbon Barrels...$14.99
Saturated in color, aroma and flavor, this full-bodied wine offers lip-smacking fruit flavors, enticing oak spices and excellent concentration. It is richly tannic, packed with ripe blueberry and blackberry notes and has enough intensity for a lingering finish. JIM GORDON
Rated 91/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Dewar's Ilegal Smooth Scotch Whisky



Dewar's Ilegal Smooth Scotch Whisky...$20.99
Mezcal Cask Finish
DOUBLE AGED
FOR EXTRA SMOOTHNESS
Our time intensive process is about ensuring all Dewar’s Blended Scotch Whisky is as smooth as it possibly can be. For nearly 150 years, our seven Master Blenders have pioneered, evolved and refined the double ageing process.
SIMPLY PUT, WE AGE, WE BLEND, WE AGE AGAIN.
By creating our whisky in this way we ensure that all the flavours from the component parts are given time to intertwine together. Forging a harmonious, well-balanced blended scotch whisky that is ridiculously smooth.

Urban Chestnut Brewing Hard Seltzer





Urban Chestnut Brewing Hard Seltzer...$15.99 / 12pk mix

  • 6 cans of Passion Fruit and Citra Hops
  • 6 cans of Lime and Salt
4% ABV
90 calories

Switchgrass Spirits Bourbon


Switchgrass Spirits Bourbon Whiskey...$27.99
84 proof
First Batch bourbon Our Grain Forward Recipe is designed with a high wheat content. This gives our bourbon its smooth, yet flavorful finish while also complimenting the natural flavors of our charred missouri oak barrels. Enjoy Neat or on the rocks.







Switchgrass Spirits Copperhead Rock & Rye...$27.99
Rock and Rye is a bottled cocktail with a bite! This delightful drink was made popular during prohibition when doctors would “prescribe” this supposedly medicinal spirit for patients suffering from coughs. it gets its name from its two main ingredients: rye whiskey and rock candy. We distill our own sweet mashed rye whiskey and combine it with Belgian rock candy, real citrus peel, horehound, and spices to create Copperhead’s unique taste. Copperhead can be enjoyed as a shot, on the rocks, or as a cocktail with your favorite seltzer.
40% ABV


Switchgrass Spirits is a proudly Midwestern, worker-owned company that manufactures high quality Whiskey and Brandy. We’re located on the industrious north side of St. Louis, MO. 

Learn more on their website - click here    

Meet Jon Glaser - virtual tasting


Compass Box owner, John Glaser, will be conducting a nation-wide Father’s Day tasting this year! An excellent opportunity to experience the master from the comfort of your own house.  For participation, you are just required to purchase a Compass Box Gift Set (Spaniard, Peat Monster, Spice Tree).


June 21st (Sunday) event!

  • This is a pre-arrival.  
  • The sets will arrive before the event in June.  When they arrive we will let you know and give you the link for the event.  
  • You can also order a 750ml of any Compass Box to participate in the event too. Between now and the event 
  • You must order online to get invited to the event and put in the notes you want to participate in the tasting.
  • Order Compass Box by itself, if you want other items please put on another order.






John Glaser will be conducting a nation-wide Father’s Day tasting 

Compass Box Malt Whisky Collection...$18.99 / 3pk of 50ml bottles
Peat Monster: You will find a spectrum of seaside and medicinal peatiness, along with kipper-like smokiness, all surrounding a core of fruity malt whisky character. THE PEAT MONSTER is a whisky for those who love intensity, flavour and freshness, balance and drinkability. A whisky for those who appreciate the blending of seemingly dissonant elements to create something sublime.

The Spice Tree: Et voila, THE SPICE TREE was resurrected – matured using a custom-made cask with French oak for the heads and American oak for the bodies. SPICE TREE is a rich, intense malt whisky redolent of baking spices and layered with toasty oak accents that complement the underlying distillery character.

The Spaniard: In this, our first release, 48% of the whiskies have been aged in ex-Sherry casks and 25% in ex-Spanish red wine casks. You will find a whisky that is full, soft and sumptuous on the palate with flavours of citrus peel and pears poached in red wine and spices. It’s a whisky ideal for late evening sipping or stirring into a cocktail.

The Japanese Bitters

 

THE JAPANESE BITTERS
After many years in the spirits industry founder and producer, Yuki Yamazaki, developed his vision to create his own brand of high-quality 100% Japanese bitters.
During the time of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, the Japanese Embassy in Toronto held a charity event, which Yamazaki offered cocktails using various Japanese ingredients which were a hit with local media and bar community. At that moment, he started planning the production of cocktail bitters using Japanese ingredients.
In 2015, after travelling to Dutch Schiedam in the Netherlands, Yamazaki adapted alcohol production at the Herman Jansen distillery, which has a 250 year history.
After returning to Japan with the knowledge and experience that he gained globally, Yamazaki spent 2 years perfecting his Shiso, Yuzu and Umami bitters. Along with the production, with the courteous support from the Honbo Distillery, Yamazaki has successfully received his own domestic brewing license.




The Japanese Bitters Shiso...$37.99
INGREDIENTS Alcohol, Water and Shiso
STRENGTH 28%

The Japanese Bitters Umami...$37.99
INGREDIENTS Alcohol, Water, Kelp, Shiitake, Dried Bonito and Yuzu
STRENGTH 27%

The Japanese Bitters Yuzu...$37.99
INGREDIENTS Alcohol, Water and Yuzu
STRENGTH 27%

Oka Japanese Bermutto Sake Vermouth



"Sake Vermouth"
Oka Japanese Bermutto...$26.99 / 720ml
18% ABV
There is a long history of adding herbs and flavoring to sake in Japan, the same way aromatized wines like vermouth came into being in Europe. They believed that herbs and spices blended with alcohol were curative and, for more pragmatic reasons, often served to make the wine or sake taste better.
BOTANICALS
KABOSU: High Acidity Citrus Fruit
SANSHO: Japanese Peppercorn
YOMOGI: Japanese Mugwort
YUZU: Aromatic Citrus Fruit

Friday, May 22, 2020

Au Contraire Chardonnay Russian River Valley



2016 Au Contraire Chardonnay Russian River Valley...$11.99
Compare to $15.49 at Total Wine and More in STL
While steely in acidity, this wine offers a counterbalance of fleshy pineapple and mango flavors. It finds a balance between both sides of the equation and also shows great integration with the oak.
Rated 90/100 Wine Enthusiast

Hartford Court Chardonnay Stone Cote


Rated 98 Point Chardonnay from Hartford Court!
2017 Hartford Court Chardonnay Stone Cote...$61.99
From a site on the Sonoma Coast (this comes all from a block within the Durell Vineyard), the 2017 Chardonnay Stone Côte Vineyard reminds me of a Grand Cru Chablis on steroids, with gorgeous lemon curd, iodine, white flowers, crushed chalky, and a touch of green almond, with its oak beautifully integrated. Showing medium to full-bodied richness as well as flawless balance, this is a Chardonnay that builds with time in the glass as well as on the palate and has bright, salty acidity and incredible length. Beautifully done, it’s another thrilling Chardonnay from this estate.
Rated 98/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Siro Pacenti


Siro Pacenti has arrived!
We are very excited to offer one of the most anticipated 2015 Brunello's, but don't sleep on Siro Pacenti's outstanding Rosso, you need something to drink while your Brunello ages afterall.

2016 Siro Pacenti Rosso di Montalcino....$34.99
The 2016 Rosso di Montalcino is fresh, vibrant and explosive, with tremendous energy from start to finish. Macerated dark cherry, mocha, tobacco, mint, dried flowers, licorice and spice all run through this rich, sumptuous Rosso. The darker side of Sangiovese comes through in a virile, imposing Rosso endowed with tons of structure and sheer depth. Drink it over the next handful of years."
Rated 93/100 Vinous

2015 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne...$99.99
Next lowest price online is $109.99
Selecting only one from so many stunning 2015 Brunellos was a tough ask, but in the end we named the Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne 2015 our Wine of the Year 2019.” It is a perfect example of what makes 2015 Brunello so compelling to buy and drink. The Siro Pacenti really has a “wow” factor to it, and there’s an energy and excitement to tasting it.This is very intense on the nose with blue fruit, cool stones, brambleberries and blackberries. Wet earth, too. Full-bodied and extremely dense and powerful with a super center palate of fruit and ripe yet compact tannins. Lightly chewy and expressive. Superb transparency and integration. Goes on for minutes. One of the best Brunellos I have tasted in my career. Try after 2021, but already amazing.
Rated 100/100 James Suckling 
#1 Wine of the Year

2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley





2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley...$39.99
Mix/Match Case discount price..$35.99
The 2018 Zinfandel Russian River Estate shows the quality of the vintage beautifully. Classic black and blue fruits, violets, peppery herbs, and spiced orange zest notes all emerge from the glass, and this puppy hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, no hard edges, a seamless texture, and just everything in the right places. Flawlessly balanced and already a joy to drink, it's going to keep for 10-12 years in cold cellars.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Seghesio Rockpile Zinfandel



2016 Seghesio Rockpile Zinfandel...$47.99
A racy style, buoyed by a polished structure, offering expressive cherry, bay leaf and smoky cracked pepper flavors that take on richness toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2027. 2,485 cases made. — TF
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator
Lastly, the 2016 Zinfandel Rockpile checks in as 100% Zinfandel that spent 14 months in mostly neutral oak (15% new). This site always delivers impressive purity of fruit and this cuvée is no exception, showing plenty of cassis and blackberry fruits as well as loads of spice box, dried herbs, incense, and flowers. Beautifully textured, with sweet tannins, it just glides across the palate and has both richness and elegance. It's another beautiful Zinfandel from this estate.
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Seghesio Cortina Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel





2016 Seghesio Cortina Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel...$35.99
The 2016 Zinfandel Cortina offers more complexity in its earth dark fruits, underbrush, Caramelized cherries, and spice. Rich, medium to full-bodied, with ripe tannins and a solid sense of purity and freshness, this is a classy yet pleasure bent Zinfandel that will keep for a decade.
Rated 93/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2015 home ranch




2015 Seghesio Home Ranch Estate...$43.99
Lowest price online is $46.99
The 2015 Zinfandel Home Ranch is slightly deeper and richer, with more blueberry fruit, gorgeous underbrush and earth aromas and nuances, lots of spice, and medium to full-bodied richness. Plush, yet seamless and pure, it's another killer Zinfandel from this estate.
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck

The 2015 Zinfandel Home Ranch is medium garnet-purple in color and features quite an earthy nose to begin, with notions of black soil and fungi over a core of blackberry preserves, dried plums, bay leaves and star anise plus a touch of raisin cake. Full-bodied with a wicked backbone of very firm, chewy tannins and lively acid, it has a great core of muscular fruit and a long, spicy finish. 2,000 cases produced.
Rated 93+/100 The Wine Advocate
Burly and broad, with expressive blackberry and licorice aromas that open to plump, deeply structured wild berry, clove and pepper flavors that unfurl toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2027. 2,493 cases made. — TF
Rated 92/100 Wine Spectator

Logboat Brewing Neon Blonde Ale







Logboat Brewing Neon Blonde Ale...$8.99 / 6pk cans
New for 2020...NEON BLONDE! Neon is clean and crisp with hints of citrus. Perfect for any outdoor summer activity.




Logboat Yeah Buoy...$8.99 / 6pk
Brewed with Simcoe, Amarillo and Cascade hops, this bright lager has notes of fruit and pine resin. “We’re going to a place where everybody kick it. Kick it, kick it...yeah that’s the ticket.” Come along and ride on this cantastic voyage. Pale lager 6.3% alc/vol Yeah Buoy Yeah Buoy

4 Hands Super Flare IPA




4 Hands Super Flare IPA...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Collaboration with Wicked Weed. Brett IPA with mango, guava and tangerine zest

Brick River Cider - from St. Louis




Brick River Homestead Peach Cider...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Cloudy apple and peach hard cider.
Made with fresh pressed fruit, never concentrate



Brick River Summer Tart Cider...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Tart and refreshing rhubarb, ginger, and apple




Brick River Sweet Lou's Cider...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
SWEET LOU'S
Bright blueberry and apple sweetness with luscious lavender aroma.

Wild Sun American Blonde Ale

Hillsboro, Missouri


Wild Sun American Blonde Ale..$9.99
(ABV = 4.3%, IBU = 11, SRM = 4)
A crisp and fresh lighter beer with estery aroma and a smooth, low hop fast finish.

4 Hands / Shared Brewing Street Sodie



4 Hands / Shared Brewing Street Sodie...$11.99 / 4pk
Double Dry Hopped Hazy IPA

Street Sodie was brewed in collaboration with our friends at Shared Brewing. We dry-hopped this Hazy IPA with a ridiculous amount of Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops, giving it a huge, juice-bomb aroma without any of the bitterness.

Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel



2015 Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel...$27.99
Medium to deep garnet-purple, the 2015 Zinfandel Old Vine offers a beguiling nose of crushed blueberries, Black Forest cake and crème de cassis with hints of dried roses, licorice, incense and tilled soil. Full-bodied, rich and with wonderful purity, it has an amazing frame of ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and perfumed. 8,000 cases produced.
Rated 94/100 Wine Advocate
Plums, blackberries, cedary spice, and peppery herb notes all emerge from the 2015 Zinfandel Old Vine, a straight-up classic expression of this variety. More tobacco and cigar notes develop with time in the glass. It's medium to full-bodied, has plenty of tannins, and is beautifully balanced. It will keep for a decade.
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Siduri Willamette Valley Pinot Noir



Siduri Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018...$19.99
"I love the appellation series from this estate and tasting through them is a great way to learn about the difference in regions on the West Coast. Starting with the 2018 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, it comes from multiple sites and saw 15% stems and 20% new French oak. Its deeper ruby/plum hue gives way to a medium-bodied Pinot Noir with a fresh, nicely structured style as well as terrific notes of black raspberries, strawberries, dried herbs, wood smoke, and earth. It's balanced, has nicely integrated acidity, and is just a smoking good Pinot Noir."
Rated 93/100 Jeb Dunnuck