Saturday, February 23, 2019

Perennial Prodigal Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Perennial Prodigal Imperial Oatmeal Stout....$5.99 / pint can
Forsyth - in stock
Rock Hill - in stock
New Ballas - in stock
Ballwin - about noon today
Prodigal is an imperial oatmeal milk stout with a massive fudge and roast malt character. It’s a foundation for some of our favorite stouts, now here to stand on its own adorned with only a handful of cacao nibs and Madagascar vanilla beans to round out the edges.

Villa des Anges Cabernet Sauvignon

Great value in Cabernet from France
2016 Villa des Anges Cabernet Sauvignon...$12.99
“Villa des Anges” is crafted by winemaker Jeff Carrel at the Espitalet des Anges domaine in Capestang. Situated on the ruins of an ancient Roman villa, the domaine is owned by Jaqueline Menard de Ginestous, who married-into and is herself from a prominent Languedocienne wine-growing family.

Tasting Notes: A wine of great freshness, intensity and concentration. Well-structured, offering aromas of black cherries, with hints of red pepper and light, spicy cumin/coriander notes.

Serve With: Enjoy with a wide range of red meat and cheese dishes.

Sensational Value for Cali-Rhone Lovers!

Sensational Value for Cali-Rhone Lovers!

2016 Sans Liege The Offering...$31.99 
48% Grenache, 32% Syrah, 19% Mourvedre, 1% Viognier
Only 98 Barrels Made. From some of Santa Barbara's most famous vineyards including Sebastiano, Larner, and Whitehawk vineyards.
Distinctive, refined and well-built, offering expressive black cherry, cigar box, green olive and cured meat accents that build richness on the long finish. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Viognier. Drink now through 2026.

Rated 94/100 Wine Spectator

Fattoria di Felsina Fontalloro Toscana

We scored a few cases and only 12 bottles of this amazing Super Tuscan are left already! 
Highest Wine Advocate rating ever for this wine!

2015 Fattoria di Felsina Fontalloro Toscana....$55.99
The 2015 Fontalloro is a landmark achievement. The bouquet strikes out with immediate complexity. It dangles aromas of black cherry, spice, tar, forest floor, wild rose and campfire ash in front of your nose with seductive allure. The unified presentation and delivery of all those aromas is profound and impressive. This edition of Fontalloro is exceptionally smooth and silky in texture and this is surely linked to the ripe, soft and finely textured fruit produced in this vintage. This is a pure expression of Sangiovese that is aged in barrique for up to 22 months. Some 30,000 bottles were produced.
Rated 97/100 Wine Advocate 

Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 scores big!

2015 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon...$148.98
The spice and walnut aromas are so enticing. Undertones of blackberries and black truffles. Full-bodied, dense and layered with fantastic tension and seamless tannins. It goes on for minutes. All about classic structure and beauty. Try in 2021.
Rated 99/100 James Suckling
I was able to taste to two vintages of the Private Reserve, and the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve comes from a vintage loved by the estate. The final blend is the normal 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot brought up in 85% new French oak. This full-bodied, ripe, voluptuous beauty shows the vintage to a T, offering a blast of sweet blackcurrants, licorice, ground herbs, and graphite aromas and flavors. Blockbuster styled, with full body and an expansive, sexy texture, it has the depth and density to continue drinking brilliantly for 20+ years.
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Containing the tiniest splashes of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve has a deep garnet-purple color and nose of plum preserves, baked blackberries and cassis with hints of menthol, sandalwood and chocolate box. Full-bodied with soft, seductive tannins and a lively backbone supporting the generous, ripe, opulent fruit, it has a decadent spiciness and great length.
Rated 95+/100 Wine Advocate

Anderson Conn Valley Eloge

2016 Anderson Conn Valley Eloge...$99.99
Next lowest price online is $114.99
Made up of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, the deep purple-black 2016 Eloge Proprietary Red Wine is provocatively scented of crushed black cherries, red and black currants and kirsch with nuances of Indian spices, cardamom, forest floor, smoked meats and tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied and strutting a lot of poise on the palate, it gives layer upon layer of red and black fruits with loads of earthy sparks and a finely textured finish.
Rated 97+/100 The Wine Advocate

Boetje Sea Sauce Seafood Cocktail Sauce

Boetje Sea Sauce Seafood Cocktail Sauce...$4.99 / 8.5oz
New addition to the line - we are pretty excited!

Back in stock!
From our neighbors in Illinois!
Boetje Bourbon Barrel Aged Brown Mustard...$5.99 /8.5oz
Boetje’s Mustard....$3.99 / 8.5oz
Boetje’s Honey Mustard....$5.99 / 8.5oz

Boetje’s Mustard Named GRAND CHAMPION
Stone Ground & Wood Aged
Boetje Foods Inc. offers you our gourmet stone ground mustard for your dining pleasure. Boetje’s tangy flavor has the zip that makes it a favorite for steaks, sandwiches, burgers, marinating, and dipping.  This distinctive mustard is formulated from an Old World recipe, using only the finest ingredients. It starts with the special grind we give our mustard seeds, then the careful blending and aging in wood vats, followed by the stone grind process that releases the flavors of all the ingredients and marries them into one perfect, creamy smooth blend.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Boone and Crockett Club


The Boone and Crockett Club was founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887 as the first national organization to address the destruction of America's wildlife natural resources and the habitats that support them. In Roosevelt's day conservation was not a word in the English language. Using some, but saving more for tomorrow was a concept that was counter to the belief that America was the land of opportunity, and that natural resources were in unlimited supply and there for the taking. This proved not to be so.
There has been little that has transpired in the area of natural resource conservation that was not conceived of, established or promoted by the Club and its members, beginning with defining conservation as, “the wise and prudent use of natural resources without waste.”
Of the many accomplishments the Club has contributed a few that stand out are; the establishment of our national forests and the National Forest Service; many national parks and the National Park Service; the national wildlife refuge system; the Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; structured hunting seasons and game laws; and the funding mechanisms for conservation including the Federal Duck Stamp and Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson).
The Club is most widely known among sportsmen for its scoring system and as the keeper of the record books for North American big game, as well as the ethical code of conduct of sportsmen, known as fair chase.

Boone and Crockett Club Straight Rye Whiskey...$41.99
Boone and Crockett Club Straight Rye Whiskey is handcrafted, aged for two years and bottled to create a high-quality 86-proof Rye Whiskey for outdoor enthusiasts.  Our Rye whiskey combines small town, time honored tradition for a rich and balanced taste.
Tasting Notes:
Huge distinctive color; tastes of caramel, wild berries and sweet corn; superb velvety texture with a brilliantly balanced palate; finish is spicy outdoors with a “Camp Fire Smokey Finish”.

Boone and Crockett Club Straight Bourbon Whiskey...$39.99
Boone and Crockett Club Straight Bourbon Whiskey is designed, produced, aged for two years and handcrafted with passion for the Great Outdoors.  Our 86 proof, two-year-old, straight bourbon is perfect to enjoy after a great day on the river, stream, lake or successful trip into the woods, mountains or fields.
Tasting Notes: Medium to dark amber color; smooth marzipan and tea nose; silky texture; smooth, rich with balanced spice and vanilla oak; extremely smooth at first and ends with a “Smokey Camp Fire Finish.”

Boone and Crockett Club Straight American Blended Whiskey...$29.99
Boone & Crockett Club American Blended Whiskey is perfectly priced and blended with Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Our whiskey is produced for “Outdoor Enthusiasts” and Big Game Hunters worldwide. We merge our knowledge of great bourbon and tradition to hand craft our 80 proof
American Blended Whiskey.
Tasting Notes:  Rich copper color; tastes of buttery pecans, dried fruit and sweet jams; outstanding consistency and outdoorsy taste; wraps up with a peppercorn and “Camp Fire Smokey Finish.”

2nd Shift Cuvée de Trois Imperial Stout

2nd Shift, Main & Mill and Narrow Gauge

BRC emails sent out this morning.

2nd Shift Cuvée de Trois Imperial Stout with Coffee & Cocoa nibs
Collaborations are not only a way to get together and brew with friends, but also an opportunity to learn from each other. This beer features a rich body and the addition of some coffee and cocoa nibs on helps to further accentuate the chocolate and coffee notes of the malt.

We always like working with friends and we have few better friends in St. Louis than Main & Mill and Narrow Gauge. We wanted to do cool stuff with them, so we did!

Shared Brewing Barrel Aged Coconut Vibes

Make sure you grab all of your reserved stuff before 7pm on Saturday so it counts on your reward club for the raffle this weekend!  We have a lot of stuff reserved at Forsyth for pick up

Big, big news!!

Can you believe we are getting some Shared Brewing Barrel Aged Coconut Vibes from Side Project Brewing!

A huge, huge thank you to Cory, Karen and family!
Apparently one of our barrels we gave to Side Project a few years back made it in the blend.  It was a Weller single barrel.  So Side Project was generous to give us some of the final blend.  We have 180 bottles coming in the next week or so (this is not a single barrel, it is the same beer released at the brewery, the barrel we supplied was used in part of the blend) 

Shared Brewing Barrel Aged Coconut Vibes...$39.99 / 750ml
It will be released through the Beer Reward Club (you must be a member before February 11th, 2019) 

Release details....Just a few days away!
Will be released Monday, February 25th, so that emails can go out on Sunday the 24th.  
We will have some other Side Project news throughout the year, but right nothing is set in stone and we are sworn to secrecy.  Trust me, we will post info as soon as we can.

Here is the plan, to try to be as fair as possible to our supporters....BA Coconut Vibes Release....

  • 100 bottles will go to the top 100 in the BRC from the last 6 months through February 23 based on beer only purchases
  • 30 bottles will go through a weighted random drawing of everyone in the BRC that purchased a bottle of Side Project Merci from one of our stores of the current batch going back to its release in September 2018 until Saturday February 23rd.  For each bottle you purchased it will count as a raffle ticket.  This way we can reward Side Project supporters.   Looks like there are 389 BRC members that have at least 1 raffle ticket in this category currently.
  • 24 bottles will go the top purchasers in the BRC all products included (whiskey, wine, cheese, beer...).  Based on last 6 months through Feb 23rd.
  • That leaves 26 bottles we will use for tastings and surprise bottle releases later.
Other details
  • Only 1 bottle per person, if you get picked in multiple categories above, you will still only get 1 bottle, we will just go to the next name.  
  • You must have been a member of our BRC before February 11th, 2019 to qualify for this release. 
  • As always, you will be able to pick up at any of our four locations if you receive an email for this release.

Release date and details subject to change if there is a need or a conflict.

Beer Tasting tonight! Forsyth

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

Taste tonight from 4-6pm

It is a fun one!!
  • Perennial Prodigal Imperial Oatmeal Stout
  • Six Mile Bridge Bourbon Barrel Aged The Big Orange
  • 2nd Shift Conjunctivitis Pink IPA
  • Bells Official Hazy IPA

Off Color Hell Broth

Off Color Hell Broth...$11.99 / 4pk 8.5oz
Biere de Miel Style Ale
Brewed with cranberries, honey and wild yeast
6.3% ABV

Classic Malt Sampler Set

Classic Malt Sampler Set Caol Ila / Clynelish / Talisker....$54.99
Includes 3 - 200ml bottles - 1 of each
  • Caol Ila 12 Year Old Single Malt
  • Clynelish 14 Year Old Single Malt
  • Talisker 10 Year Old Single Malt

Classic Malt Sampler Set Lagavulin / Talisker / Cragganmore....$54.99
Includes 3 - 200ml bottles - 1 of each
  • Lagavulin 16 Year Old Single Malt
  • Cragganmore 12 Year Old Single Malt
  • Talisker 10 Year Old Single Malt

2016 Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma

Seghesio has done it again!
93 Points and still a great price from The Wine and Cheese Place

2016 Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma....$19.99

SEGHESIO Zinfandel Sonoma County Sonoma 2016 • $26 Loaded with rich, jammy fruit, this plump Zin is a pleasure to drink, with bold accents of wild berry, spicy cinnamon and licorice that glide dynamically toward plush tannins. Drink now through 2025. 122,500 cases made.—T.F
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

Six Mile Bridge The Big Orange Bourbon Barrel Aged

We are excited to announce our first barrel release 
from Six Mile Bridge

In stock at all 4 locations
Forsyth only has about 60 bottles left!

Six Mile Bridge Bourbon Barrel Aged The Big Orange...$19.99 / 750ml
One time release, but no limit at this time.
288 bottles produced
Made exclusively for The Wine and Cheese Place

We supplied the bourbon barrels for this release - it was a blend of two barrels - 14 year old Knob Creek and a 10 Year Old Bibb and Tucker

Domaine Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape V.V

2015 Domaine Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape V.V....$59.99
Next lowest price in the country on Wine-Searcher is $71.90
This delivers a lush, enticing blast of cassis and raspberry and boysenberry preserve flavors, carried by a silky structure that lets the fruit play out at length, giving adequate time for black tea, singed apple wood, dried anise and fruitcake notes to fill in throughout. Dreamy. Grenache. Best from 2020 through 2040. 600 cases made.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Spectator

Thursday, February 21, 2019

98 Point Foley Cabernet in Magnums

2013 Robert Foley Cabernet Sauvignon....
$179.99 / 1.5 liter (Magnum)
Equally impressive is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, which is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Atlas Peak and Calistoga. Opaque purple to the rim, with beautiful notes of charcoal embers, melted road tar, truffle, blackberry and cassis, this big, unctuously textured, full-bodied wine has incredible density and richness, a full-bodied mouthfeel and a phenomenal finish. It is young, but undeniably impressive. Give it another 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two decades-plus.
Rated 98/100 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate

97 point Magnum!

2014 Philip Togni Estate Cabernet Sauvignon...$279.99 (1.5ltr) MAGNUM
Togni's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is quite dark and powerful, but also very much medium in body. Graphite, smoke, savory herbs, mint, leather and a core of inky dark red and purplish fruit infuse this deep, beautifully layered Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2014 is a wine built on energy and aromatics that won't hit its stride until at least age ten.
Rated 97/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate has a wonderfully earthy nose of truffles, tilled soil and mossy bark over a core of fresh blackcurrants, black plums and blueberry pie with a waft of bay leaves. The palate is medium-bodied, elegant and refreshing with a beautiful quiet intensity and great freshness, finishing long and earthy.
Rated 94/100 Wine Advocate

Rare Magnum from Merry Edwards

Rare Magnum from Merry Edwards
2015 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Coopersmith....$199.99 / 1.5 liter (Magnum)
The 2015 Pinot Noir Coopersmith is medium to deep ruby-purple colored and scented of wild blueberries, black raspberries and forest floor with touches of rose hips, oolong tea and fungi. The palate is medium to full-bodied with taut, muscular fruit and a firm, grainy frame, finishing long and earthy. 730 cases produced.
Rated 92+/100 The Wine Advocate

2015 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon - Magnums

Not rated yet, but don't wait for the score, it will be gone!
2015 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon....$382.99 / 1.5 liter Magnum
We set aside the best barrels of our Cabernet to produce Special Selection – the only wine in the world honored twice as Wine Spectator magazine’s “Wine of the Year.” Pushing the limits of richness and concentration, this Cabernet is enjoyable upon release or improves with aging a decade or more. Fine, luxurious tannins give structure to intense flavors of supple cacao bean, chocolate and dark fruits.--Winery Notes

Venge Scouts Honor Napa Valley Red - MAGNUMS!

2016 Venge Scouts Honor Napa Valley Red....$79.99 / 1.5 liter (Magnum)
The 2016 Scout's Honor is blended of 70% Zinfandel, 14% Charbono, 9% Petite Sirah and 7% Syrah. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it offers up baked raspberries, fruitcake, dusty soil and Chinese five spice scents with touches of tobacco and potpourri. Full-bodied with a velvety texture and loads of spice-laced berry preserves flavors, it finishes long and opulent.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

Perfect Magnum - Rated 100/100 Robert Parker

Very limited!
2009 Chateau Montrose Saint Estephe....$749.99 / 1.5 liter (Magnum)
The blend was 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Jean Bernard Delmas’ goal was to find perfect equilibrium between freshness and concentration, given its incredible opulence and the voluptuous character this vintage offered. That’s what this wine has in abundance. With an astounding dense purple color, the wine has velvety, sweet tannins, and an extremely open-knit and opulent blueberry, blackberry and creme de cassis nose. There is scorched earth, vanilla and, again, telltale licorice and spice. It is unctuously textured – thicker and juicier than the 2010 and more forward. This wine should come into its own in another five years. And again, it has at least 50+ years of aging potential. Drink 2019-2069
Rated 100/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Blueberries, currants and Indian spices on the nose follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a lovely finish. It's intense and refined. A beauty. It goes on for minutes. Speechless. Better and cleaner than the great 1990. Try in 2022.
Rated 100/100 James Suckling
Rated 98/100 Decanter
Rated 97/100 Wine Spectator
Rated 97/100 Stephen Tanzer

97 point MAGNUM Bottles!

New Magnums in stock now!

2015 Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon...$89.99 / 1.5 liter (Magnum)

Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $94.99Vintner Austin Hope, whose family is intertwined in the rise of Paso Robles, spent years working to release a wine of this caliber. Dark and thick in the glass, aromas of black currant and blueberry meet with roasted coffee, chocolate syrup and baked plum on the wondrous nose. The palate is soft and extremely expressive, with blueberry, black pepper, firm midpalate tannins and a finish that's redolent of cappuccino candies.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Off Color Dino S'mores

Back in stock - no limit now

Off Color Dino S'mores....$14.99 / 4pk 
Imperial Marshmallow Stout
Amager Bryghus and West Lakeview Liquors Collaboration
When we launched Borracha Baker made us some s'mores shaped like dinosaurs for our launch event. Then, we made an imperial stout with graham flour, marshmallow fluff, vanilla, and cocoa nibs with Amager and West Lakeview Liquors. Then, we brought this beer to the Brewpub Shootout and paired the beer named after the food with a food the beer wasn't named after. People were confused and named it best beer (or was it food?) at the Shootout.
ABV: 10.5% | IBU:40
Malts: Pale, Vienna, Wheat, Cara II, Extra Special, Flaked Oats, Dark Chocolate, Black, Roasted Barley
Hops: Nugget
Secret Ingredients: Marshmallow fluff, vanilla beans, molasses, graham flour, cocoa nibs

2nd Shift Two Trains Double IPA

One case arrived at Forsyth

2nd Shift Two Trains Double IPA...$12.99 / 4pk 12oz cans

Brewed with Falconers Flight, this beer has a sticky body to match with the floral, citrusy hops
The Story Behind Two Trains
Dedicated to the two sets of train tracks that run in front of our humble brewery, we wanted to brew something that made waiting for the trains to pass a bit more bearable.