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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Maestro Dobel and Silver Oak!

Maestro Dobel and Silver Oak!
Very limited edition 
in stock now

Maestro Dobel Tequila x Silver Oak Extra Anejo Tequila....$1,099.99 / bottle



Crafted in American oak, Silver Oak Cabernets are aged in new and once-used barrels—but what happens to the used barrels? Reclaimed staves have appeared in everything from a salmon recipe to a wedding band. In celebration of our 50th anniversary, a batch of used 59-gallon wine barrels took the journey to Jalisco, Mexico, and the result is finally ready to share.

We are proud to share in this latest artisanal tequila collaboration for the Maestro Dobel 50 collection, a label founded in 2017 in honor of Dobel CEO Juan Dobel Beckman’s 50th birthday and other half-century milestones. Finished and infused with flavor from American oak barrels, the Dobel 50 Tequila Silver Oak edition is a small production, luxury Extra Añejo tequila handcrafted using 100% Blue Weber Agaves.

“We are thrilled to announce this release in collaboration with Silver Oak, a Northern California icon for whom we have great respect and shared values of familial heritage, tradition and product innovation,” says Juan Dobel, founder of Maestro Dobel Tequila. “Dobel 50 Silver Oak edition celebrates a shared 50-year milestone and captures the flavor profile of one of the best wineries we know while enhancing the smooth agave notes of our most exquisite tequila.”


About the Tequila
With notes of citrus and dried fruits, the liquid has a translucent appearance with an intensely bright amber color. The complexity of the aromas reflect notes of cooked agave, ripe fruits, caramel and vanilla (from the carefully selected aging barrels), leading into an elegant buttery finish.


About Silver Oak
Founded in 1972, Silver Oak is a leading producer of California Cabernet Sauvignon aged exclusively in American oak barrels. Based in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Anderson Valley and Willamette Valley, our family of brands includes Twomey, Ovid Napa Valley and Timeless Napa Valley. Across seven wineries and tasting rooms and more than 500 acres of vineyards we farm from Central California to Oregon, the Duncan family is committed to innovative and sustainable viticulture and winery management practices that result in wines of the highest quality and distinction.




Piney River Andy's Root Beer





In stock at Forsyth now
Piney River Andy's Craft Root Beer....$4.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
Taste of the Ozarks - Andy's Root Beer
Contains no GMO's
Caffeine Free


Piney River is Back

Piney River from Missouri!




 
Piney River Black Walnut Ale...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz
American-style dark wheat beer with a black walnut aroma and a crisp, black walnut finish.
Buckets, burlap bags and pickup truck beds are filled with black walnuts each fall in the Ozarks. The rich and lively flavor of the wild, hand-harvested black walnut is a renowned flavor of the region. We’re proud to continue celebrating local flavor and tradition with our handcrafted Black Walnut Wheat Ale.

Piney River Low Water Bridge Hazy IPA...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz
A New-England-style India Pale Ale, hazy and juicy, from multiple hop additions of Galaxy, Citra and Mosaic hops.
True to its style, Low Water Bridge has a soft mouth-feel, forward citrus hop flavors and aroma without hop bitterness and a low ABV for easy-drinking enjoyment.

Piney River Farm Buzz Honey Wheat Ale...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz
Brewed with a blend of malted barley and wheat, the buzz about this ale comes from the addition of fresh honey for notes of honey in the flavor and finish.
This ale is light in color, refreshing and has a clean finish.

Piney River Missouri Mule IPA...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz
Our classic IPA has plenty of malt backbone to stand up to a load of Citra and Centennial hops in every batch. We use hops in the boil kettle for hop flavor, and we dry-hop for tropical hop aromas. This IPA has a crisp, clean finish.

Piney River Float Trip Ale...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz
A wheat-based blonde ale with a balanced, light hop bitterness and a smooth finish.
A float trip is the quintessential Ozark experience. A canoe, kayak, raft or tube and a pristine spring-fed Missouri stream create a lasting memory of our wild and beautiful outdoors. Our handcrafted blonde ale is the perfect accompaniment to your day on the river or to simply bring back float trip memories.

Piney River Cerveza Rio Mexican Style Lager...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz
A traditional Mexican-style lager, light in body and color, hopped with German Hallertau Mittelfrueh for a crisp, clean finish.
A laid-back, sun-drenched day South of the border is especially fun when paired with the soft sand, warm waters, and palm trees of a Mexican beach. A spot on a riverbank in the Ozarks is like a day at the beach and tastes just as carefree with a crisp, refreshing Cerveza Rio in your hand.

Piney River Lizzie Twister Grapefruit....$9.99 / 6pk 12oz
This sour wheat ale has an aroma and light fruity flavor from the addition of fresh fruit during fermentation.  Extremely sessionable with dry, clean, and refreshing finish. 

American Solera Tulsa Pipe IPA



American Solera Tulsa Pipe IPA...$13.99 / 4pk can
West Coast Style IPA
6.5% ABV


Old Bakery 8th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout

 



Old Bakery 8th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout...$4.29 / 12oz can
Old Bakery 8th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout...$14.99 / 4pk 12oz cans

Barrel Aged Stout with Chocolate and Cherry
Our 8th Anniversary beer! It's a play on Black Forest Cake which features chocolate and cherry flavors layered over roasted malt and bourbon sweetness

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

NON-ALCOHOLIC PINOT GRIGIO


NON-ALCOHOLIC PINOT GRIGIO
Giesen Non-Alcoholic Pinot Grigio....$13.99
Giesen 0% – New Zealand Pinot Grigio is an alcohol-removed wine that everyone can enjoy, no matter the occasion.  Made from our premium, full-strength New Zealand wine, Giesen 0% keeps all the best qualities of Giesen Estate Pinot Grigio
It’s aromatically expressive, crisp, and refreshing, with the varietal characteristics you know and love… only with the alcohol gently removed.
We select fruit from vineyards in Marlborough, Waipara and Hawke’s Bay to ensure beautiful, structural Pinot Grigio with delicate floral aromatics and stonefruit flavours.
This alcohol-removed Pinot Grigio features delicate floral notes with white flowers, lychee, and red apple on the nose. The palate offers traditional Pinot Gris characters of apple and pear with just a touch of muscat grape. Light, delicious, and balanced between acidity and sweetness.
Perfect for enjoying at home, out with friends and family, or any time you’d prefer a glass of wine without the after-effects.

2018 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port


2018 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port...$109.99 / 750ml
This is an exceptional vintage, most unusually the third declared in a row from this producer. Intensely perfumed and richly structured with dark black fruits and concentrated tannins, it is set for seriously long-term aging. The power of the wine, based around the producer's Quinta da Vargellas, is magnificent. Drink this major Port from 2029.
Rated 98/100 Wine Enthusiast
Remarkably harmonious already, with a beautiful display of unadulterated blueberry, blackberry and plum sauce flavors that fan out, while anise, ganache and cassis accents fill in. So lush and seductive through the finish, it’s nearly drinkable. But just wait. Best from 2030 through 2050. 7,800 cases made.
Rated 96/100 Wine Spectator
The 2018 Vintage Port is a field blend aged for approximately 18 months in very old and large wooden vats. It comes in with 100 grams of residual sugar. This is the third straight declaration (2016, 2017 and this 2018) of a classic Vintage Port for Taylor's. When last seen, this was very good. Let's check in. This is an accessible Taylor's that drinks fairly well now, but it still shows some power. Most of all, though, the fruit is sensational. It's utterly delicious, with the young fruit ripe and rolling over the palate. This is coming along fast, so that with decanting, you might even drink it now, but that would be an error. It is not coming close to showing everything it has. In the back of my head, I am wondering a little about how fast this is coming around, so it seems, but it does so many things well, I can't be churlish right now. Let's see in time if it is going to be a long-haul wine, as I expect Taylor's to be.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

Domaine Notre Dame des Pallieres Rasteau La Coudouliere

 



Stunning value from Rasteau!
Don't sleep on this ----- one-stock up
2020 Domaine Notre Dame des Pallieres Rasteau La Coudouliere...$9.98
70% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 5% Cinsault
Intense dark red cherry color, clean and shiny. The nose is elegant and complex, revealing aromas of black fruit such as blackcurrant, mulberry and blueberries, mixed with mild spices, garrigue and candied orange, finishing with a soft touch of oak sweetness. The mouthfeel is rich, fine and concentrated, embedded in some roundness. The long finish brings black cherries, chocolate, some peppers, fine tannins and menthol.

The gobelet pruned vines are all hand-harvested, only the best grapes are picked at perfect maturity. The grapes are destemmed and enjoy a long maceration of over 30 days with temperature control, pumping over and cap-punching. Most is done by gravity, the grapes, juice and wine are handled with the utmost care. The aging takes place partly in concrete tank, and partly in French oak barrels. The combination of the two makes this wine more complex, and the barrel aging softens the tannins.

Obtainium Light Whiskey 7yr

This one sold fast!
More in stock now!

Cat's Eye Distilery
Obtainium Light Whiskey 7yr...46.99 / 750ml
  • Age 7 Years
  • 129.4 proof
  • 202 bottles produced
  • Distilled 4/11/2015
  • Bottled 6/15/2022
  • Barrel #SC-00412

OBTAINIUM Light Whiskey came into existence in 1968 because consumers were moving away from Bourbon and more into clear spirits such as vodka or gin. Light whiskey is distilled between160-190 proof. Contrast that with Bourbon or American Rye which tops out at 160 proof. It must be aged in used, charred oak barrels or new, uncharred oak. Most distilleries didn’t let it age very long. Sourced from MGP in Indiana. Light whiskey fell out of favor, and stocks were left hanging around, mostly ignored and forgotten. UNTIL NOW!

ArteNom Seleccion de 1146 Anejo Tequila


ArteNom Seleccion de 1146 Anejo Tequila...$88.99
Casa Tequileña is owned and operated by Arq. Enrique Fonseca, from Atotonilco de Alto, Jalisco (Elev. 4,650'). El Arquitecto is a fifth-generation agave cultivator and master distiller, celebrated for owning one of the largest agave holdings in the Los Altos region while simultaneously operating a prized tequila distillery in the eponymous valley town of Tequila.  Aged in Cabernet Franc barrels from Loire
"1146 Añejo: Notes of toasted almonds and creamy vanilla, followed by layers of dried fruit and baking spices. Long, earthy finish complemented by hints of vanilla, caramel and oak", ---Caskers Craft Spirits.

GRAN PATRÓN PLATINUM


Gran Patron Platinum Tequila....$89.99 / 375ml
Compare to $114.99 at Total Wine and More
Gran Patron Platinum Tequila....$179.99 / 750ml
Compare to $199.99 at Total Wine and More

Like all Patrón tequilas, Gran Patrón Platinum is produced from the highest-quality Weber blue agave plants grown in the Highlands of Jalisco. The agaves for this distinct tequila are hand selected for their high sugar content. The tequila is triple distilled and then rested in oak tanks for a short time, making it extraordinarily smooth and full-bodied. It has notes of citrus and a light oak finish. Every etched label bottle is a handcrafted crystal (lead free) piece of art that is hand polished and numbered. The bottle is packaged in an elegant black presentation case.
40% Alc. Vol.

Gran Patron Burdeos







Gran Patron Anejo Tequila Burdeos....$419.99
Compare to $469.99 at Total Wine and More

This handmade, luxury añejo tequila is made from the finest 100% Weber blue agave from the Highlands of Jalisco. It is matured in a combination of new American and French Oak barrels and aged for a minimum of 12 months. It is then distilled again before it is racked in vintage Bordeaux barrels, from the finest French chateaux (Burdeos means Bordeaux in Spanish). The taste is smooth and sweet; with great body and a long-lasting finish, it offers notes of oak, light agave, vanilla and raisins. Gran Patrón Burdeos is beautifully packaged in a crystal bottle placed inside a handsome rounded display case that accentuates the dark color of the añejo tequila.

Gran Patron Piedra


Gran Patron Piedra Tequila Extra Anejo...$339.99
Compare to $379.99 at Total Wine and More
This extraordinary extra añejo tequila is crafted entirely from the “Tahona” process, a time consuming and ancient method for creating tequila. To produce Gran Patrón Piedra, first we select the highest-quality, 100 percent agave from the Highlands of Jalisco, which we then steam-cook and slowly crush with a large volcanic stone Tahona wheel. The resulting juice is then fermented and distilled along with the agave fiber. Piedra, which means “stone” in Spanish, is one of very few tequilas that is still produced in this age-old way. After distillation, Gran Patrón Piedra is meticulously aged for more than three years in new American and French oak barrels for a deep mahogany color and sweet, subtle aroma of fruit, fresh mushroom, light citrus, and toasted French oak. The distinctive Gran Patrón Piedra bottle, which was inspired by the Tahona stone, is packaged in an elegant box that converts into a beautiful display case.
40% Alc. Vol.
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Elysian Brewing Dank Dust IPA






Elysian Brewing Dank Dust IPA....$11.99 / 6pk
Dank Dust oscillates with aromas of lush grapefruit, mango, and orange, backed by an extra herbal kick for added freshness. The sweet hop flavor and low bitterness nods to the classic Space Dust we all know and love, turned up a notch.
Hops: Chinook, Citra, & Amarillo


The most expensive Vodka on the market....


Vodka from Buffalo Trace Master Distiller, Harlen Wheatley 
CLIX Vodka......our price.....$279.99
Compare to $299.99 at Total Wine and More in STL

Some years ago, Master Distiller Harlen Davis Wheatley decided to embark on a project to craft the perfect vodka. Through the commitment and meticulous craftsmanship of a dedicated team, HDW CLIX came to fruition. CLIX, or 159 in Roman numerals, represents the 159 separate distillations that were required to produce this ultra-fine vodka.
TASTING NOTES:
Polished and smooth upon entry, CLIX is pleasing on the nose and reminiscent of the essence of fresh nectar. Elegant in style, the exclusive character is a combination of exquisite smoothness and interesting nuance. It finishes quickly and cleanly, making for a delicate, refined and stylish drinking experience.

Featured Whiskey by the glass at our Forsyth location

 





Featured Whiskey by the glass at our Forsyth location

Come see Whiskey Dave
At the (In)Famous Bar
Inside the Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd in Clayton only


2021 Ghost Block Sauvignon Blanc MorgaenLee Vineyard


2021 Ghost Block Sauvignon Blanc MorgaenLee Vineyard...$24.99
Varietal Content: 99% Sauvignon Blanc, 1% Semillon
MorgaenLee and Block House Vineyards, Yountville

The Ghost Block Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from our oldest block in the MorgaenLee Vineyard located in Yountville, Napa Valley. This property contains 30.25 acres planted to mostly Sauvignon Blanc that is certified-organic and family-owned. The vines associated with this wine were planted in 1978 and are clone-1 grafted to St. George rootstock. Additionally, this block is dry-farmed. During harvest, we divide the block into three separate picks that target different stages of maturity. As a result, we have the opportunity to blend three wines from the same block that all have different flavor profiles to create a breath-taking Sauvignon Blanc.

Peter Michael Sauvignon Blanc L'Apres Midi

2021 Peter Michael Sauvignon Blanc L'Apres Midi...$69.99
The 2021 Sauvignon Blanc L’Après-Midi, blended with 3% Sémillon, fermented in barrel and matured for eight months, bursts from the glass with touches of flint and candle smoke that give way to apricot, acacia and alluring herbal tones. The light-bodied, gently creamy palate surprises with its explosive, lime and panna cotta-driven flavors, expanding to more savory beeswax undertones as it glides across the palate, complemented by focused acidity. Powerful yet energetic, it promises dynamic development in bottle over the next 5-7 years or more. 2,038 cases were made.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

Monday, March 27, 2023

High N' Wicked Bourbon The Judge 14 Year





Very limited!
We scored 6 more bottles - order now
(first load sold out fast)
High N' Wicked Bourbon The Judge 14 Year....$89.99
  • Origin: Tennessee
  • Mash bill: 84% Corn, 8% Rye, 8% Malted Barley'
  • still type: Column Still
  • Aged 14 years new #4 char american white oak
  • finished for 6 months in ex-hungarian tokaji casks rated 5-6 puttonyos

A 14 Year Old Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished for 6 months in Ex-Hungarian Tokaji Casks. Originally distilled in Tennessee with a mash bill of 84% Corn, 8% Rye, 8% Malted Barley - aged for 14 years in New #4 Char American White Oak, then fnished for an additional 6 months in Ex-Hungarian Tokaji Casks - both 450L and 225L sizes. Tokaji is a highly prized Hungarian dessert wine, often considered one of the most historically important and sought after dessert wines in the world - rated by the number of “Puttonyos” (buckets) of noble-rot grapes having been added into the batch; each successive bucket adding additional sweetness. Ranging from 1-6. These casks came from wines rated at 5-6 Puttonyos. This wine, while sweet, is unlike many other dessert wines in that it retains signifcant acidity in its flavor and as such has signifcant bright and fresh fruit characteristics. “The Judge” has been bottled at 52% ABV (104 Proof), No Additives, and Non-Chill Filtered (some cloudiness may occur).

Huge Press for 2021 Bedrock Sonoma Valley Old Vine Zinfandel

Just released, and we bought everything the distributor had in stock. This is an early contender for the Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2023!
2021 Bedrock Sonoma Valley Old Vine Zinfandel...$23.99
Spry and briary, this Zinfandel is fun to drink, with lively black cherry, licorice and dried sage flavors, which take on richness and cracked pepper accents toward zesty tannins. Drink now through 2031. —T.F.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator



Free open house Wine Tasting!






Join us Friday, March 31st as Kirkwood 
4:30-6:30 PM
Wine Expert Phil Peimann and Importer Dana Atwell of Vinoteca kick off the new Motorcycle Grand Prix season with a fabulous wine tasting! 

Celebrating the truly international rostrum that makes up this competition, we will sample wines from Italy, Spain, South Africa, France, and Australia. 
Come cheer the fastest guys on two wheels and try some great vino! 
We'll be pouring the following:

  • 2021 Garciarevalo Tresolmos Verdejo, Rueda $16.99
  • 2020 Collazzi Bastioni, Chianti Classico $17.99
  • 2019 Chateau La Rame, Bordeaux $21.99
  • 2019 MWC Shiraz/Mourvedre, Victoria $15.99
  • 2018 Neil Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch $21.99

2023 Whiskey Classes with Whiskey Dave


2023 Whiskey Classes
with Whiskey Dave


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


Class is limited to 18 guests
includes 6 different whiskies, cheese & charcuterie


  • All classes are from 6:00-7:30pm
  • Reservations required.
  • Your card will be charged with confirmation. 
  • No refunds

Now online to sign up!
Buy your tickets now!


Whiskey Under the Influence :Port and Madeira
Thursday, March 30th
$50 per person

Just a few seats left!
This is a second in a series of classes spotlighting wine or spirit cask aging, both fully matured
or finishing/enhancing the whiskey. In this edition, we’ll be tasting six different whiskeys
along with sampling the corresponding styles of port and Madeira as a reference point. The first time we offered the class, it sold out quickly...so don’t delay!


Here’s the lineup, (list is subject to change)

Exciting learning and tasting experience
3 Madeira Finished
3 Port Finished

Penderyn Welsh Single Malt Madeira Finish 46% abv
No Age Statement

RY3 Whiskey Madeira Finish Cask Strength 58.7% ABV
Exclusively bottled for the state of Missouri

Kilchoman Islay Single Malt Scotch Madeira Cask Matured 50% abv
No age statement, Rockside Farm,Isle of Islay

Glendronach Single Malt Scotch Port Finish 46% abv
No age statement, Speyside

Clonakilty Blended Irish Whiskey Port Cask Finish Series 51% abv
Batch 35 Ex American Oak, finished in Port Casks, County Cork

Bonesnapper / TWCP Straight Rye Whiskey Single Barrel Port Cask Finish
116.9 proof 
(TWCP barrel pick, 4 Years, 2 months, 13 months in port pipe) Indianapolis, Indiana 

The Woodford Kentucky Derby 2023 Bottle is here

The Woodford Kentucky Derby 2023 Bottle is here

No longer online - just bottles left at each store


The sought after Secretariat Edition!
Celebrates the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic moments
Woodford Kentucky Derby Secretariat Edition 2023.....$46.99 / liter bottle
Woodford Reserve®, the Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby® honors “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” with the release of the 2023 commemorative Derby bottle.
This year’s special release celebrates the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic moments in sports history – Secretariat winning the 1973 Derby, still the fastest at 1:59 2/5.
The bottle features the artwork of Kentucky native Jaime Corum, known for her stunning horse portraits. Her painting captures Secretariat in the Winner’s Circle at Churchill Downs, entitled “Secretariat – Still the Greatest”.






Intro to Wine March 28th - Tasting Class at Spirit Wine & Craft


Get your tickets now!!
Taste and learn in a fun setting!

4 seats left - 
tomorrow night!


Intro to Wine Class and Tasting
Spirit Wine & Craft - 5760 Chippewa

  • Tuesday, March 28th - class starts at 5:30pm
  • Seating is limited
  • $25 per person

Come learn the ABC's of wine and tasting in the introductory class. What's the difference between grape varieties? How does oak affect wine? Learn all this and more!
This class will take place at Spirit Wine & Craft, 5760 Chippewa. It begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, March 28th. Seating is limited, $25 per person.
Tasting lineup:
  • 2021 Raeburn Chardonnay
  • 2021 Mount Fishtail Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2021 Planet Oregon Pinot Noir
  • 2016 Famiglia Castellani Sangiovese
  • 2019 Vina Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

Strega Liquore





Strega Liquore....$32.99 / 700ml
Compare to $38.99 at Total Wine and More for the 750ml

It is an absolutely 100 percent natural product distilled from almost 70 herbs and spices coming from every corner of the world.
Its processing starts with the grinding of about 70 herbs and spices, they are being selected from all over the world, and each one of them has unique properties. Among these herbs we find Ceylon cinnamon, Florentine iris, Italian Apennine juniper, Samnite mint, which grows along the riverbanks in the whole region.
The liqueur gets its characteristic yellow colour from the precious Saffron that is added to the herb distillate. Strega liqueur is aged in ash barrels over a long period of time to ensure a perfect blending of the different aromas.The resulting distillate is 40% proof and only after the ageing process is the liqueur bottled and distributed all over the world."

2017 Podere Castorani Cadetto Montepulicano d'Abruzzo





2017 Podere Castorani Cadetto Montepulicano d'Abruzzo...$13.99
Lots of clean, fresh black-fruit character to this. Medium-bodied with slightly chewy tannins but the fruit persists through the finish. Drink or hold.
Rated 91/100 James Suckling