Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Rick Ankiel Wine Notes:

In stock now -----
2006 Rick Ankiel Napa Valley Red....$55
2006 Rick Ankiel Wine with Autograph...$75
($20 is donated to St. Louis Stray Rescue)
Tasting notes:
A Note From the Winemaker:
Production: 56 cases
Composition: 57% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyards: 12% Beauterre, Oak Knoll Appellation, Valley Floor
10% Baker and Soda Canyon, Atlas Peak Appellation,
1500ft elevation
42% Dunlop, Napa Carneros
30% Glendale Ranch, Napa
6% Lazar Ranch, Wooden Canyon
Cooperage: 16 months in 85% French oak barrels, 10% American Oak, and 5% Hungarian Oak, (45% new barrels)
Alcohol: 15.28% alc, 3.65 pH, 0.63 TA

"This Cabernet Blend is our chance to create the best blend possible from the 2006 vintage. It allows us to use many small select lots made from specific sites farmed by the Hill Family that fall outside of the flagship Beauterre Vineyard. Blending this wine is always a challenge, as expectations are high, and the lots themselves have strong voices that do not always want to balance the way one would expect. The final blend shimmers and forms complex layers that will grow and improve for years to come. The nose takes off with really pretty blackberry and violets, some toasty oak; full, rich, and fruity with jammy berry and black licorice undertones and chewy tannin, but tasty and drinkable (palate softens and lengthens as it sits out in the glass)." -- winemaker

Rick Ankiel Wine!

Meet Rick and Lory Ankiel -- here is Rick opening the very first bottle of 2006 Rick Ankiel Napa Valley Red Wine at our last event. The first event was a great time! Get his picture and autograph. These bottles will be great gifts for the upcoming holidays and birthdays. Even plan ahead for Father's and Mother's day next year!

Order the wine online now

Rick Ankiel 2006 Napa
Valley Red Wine Party!
Hosted by Rick and Lory Ankiel
September 17, 2009

Provisions Gourmet Market
11615 Olive Street
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Join Rick Ankiel has he signs autographs of his 2006 Napa Valley Red Wine. Selected from a very limited harvest, only 56 cases of Rick's wine were bottled, making this a true wine and sports collectible. Join Rick and his wife Lory at Provisions Gourmet Market as they host this great event. Bring your camera and get pictures with Rick and he will sign autographs on his 2006 Napa Valley Red.

$25 per person
$25 includes wine tasting, a selection of finger foods provided by Chef Scott from Provisions Gourmet Market. Each couple are encouraged to purchase a minimum of 1 bottle of Rick Ankiel wine which includes an in-person autograph and personalized inscription for $75.
25% of proceeds from Rick's wine are donated to Stray Rescue of St. Louis.
A number of select and truly unique sports collectibles and memorabilia pieces will also be through silent auction.

2006 Rick Ankiel Cabernet Blend
*Available With Limited Edition Autographed Winebat™...$699.99
*Limited Edition Custom Wine Box Including: The Winebat™ (Rick's game model Rawlings bat, hand-stained with "Hill Harvest Red" wine stain and autographed by Rick) & 3 bottles of Ankiel's Cabernet Blend.
*Only 100 hand-numbered boxes are available.

2006 Rick Ankiel Napa Valley Red
The Ankiels have chosen St. Louis Stray Rescue to donate part of the proceeds of the sale of the wine.

"As an elite athlete, Rick Ankiel accomplished what most said was impossible: making the switch from a starting pitcher to a star center fielder in professional baseball. His perseverance, dedication and work ethic have made him a true fan favorite in St. Louis. Off the field, Rick and his wife Lory are committed to helping animals in need and support Stray Rescue of St. Louis to ensure a safe home for all stray animals." -- back label of the wine

This is a very limited edition that will be a collector's item. This will make a great gift for any baseball lover as Rick Ankiel has always been a fan favorite for St. Louis and all of baseball!

Some websites worth checking out related to this event...
Visit Tag Sports for great sports collectibles

Rick Ankiel's website
Uncork for a Cause
St. Louis Stray Rescue

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Founders Fun!

Now in stock at Ballwin!
Founders Devil Dancer and the fresh Founders Centennial IPA
Avery Anniversary Sixteen Saison
St. Germain Page 24 beers (all 4 flavors)

Just noticed this on the bottom of the Founder's case box..
"If you can read this message then something is really wrong. Seriously. Look at the box. It's upside down. Turn this bad-boy over carefully, open it up, and enjoy the premium love inside."

Also just noticed that the....

Founders Red's Rye was bottled June 25th!!!
...more fresh beer to go along with the Centennial IPA that was bottled June 30th.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Avery 16th Anniversary

Just arrived at Forsyth and Ballwin!
Avery Anniversary Ale
Sixteen Saison....$6.79 / 750ml
Limited edition - brewed once and then it is gone!

Beer Style: Saison Ale
Hop Variety: Sterling
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, pale malted wheat
OG: 1.065 ABV: 7.69%
Adjuncts: peaches, jasmine and honey
Availability: One and done. Bottled in May of '09

"Finally, we're SIXTEEN! Dad, can we have the keys? No really, we'll totally take care of her--keep her clean--fill up her tanks--show her off to our friends and let 'em see what we can really do. Really? Thanks, dude! Promise to make you proud. Now to go find Jasmin, Peches and Miel! Well, we got her started and decided to add a few things to the tank. SIXTEEN is a harmonious combination of jasmine, peaches and honey fermented with an unmistakable Belgian yeast strain, all weaving a marvelously spicy and fruity, massively estery and dry, saison ale." -- brewery

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ola Dubh - Old Engine Oil in Highland Park Casks

Harviestoun aged in Highland Park Casks

order online now

Just Arrived -- two new Highland Park Cask years
Ola Dubh 18 year Casks...$9.99 / 11oz - New
Ola Dubh 40 year Casks...$15.99 / 11oz - New

We also have these in stock....
Ola Dubh 12 year Casks...$6.99 / 11oz
Rated 97 percentile on RateBeer
Ola Dubh 16 year Casks...$7.99 / 11oz
Rated 97 percentile on RateBeer
Ola Dubh 30 year Casks...$12.99 / 11oz
Rated 99 percentile on RateBeer

"Ola Dubh (or ‘Black Oil’) is a collaboration between Harviestoun Brewery and Highland Park, Distiller of the Year*. It is based on Harviestoun’s award-winning Old Engine Oil. With more than a stylistic nod to the classic Imperial Porters (and Stouts) of the nineteenth century, this deliciously rich, dark, 8% a.b.v. beer is the first ale to be aged in malt whisky casks from a named distillery and, with traceable casks and numbered bottles, the rest with genuine provenance. Ola Dubh will initially be available in three different expressions; the initial release will be of small batches aged in casks formerly used to mature Highland Park 12 Year Old, Highland Park 16 Year Old and Highland Park 30 Year Old. Further variants are planned for the future. Ola Dubh is, in the words of beer aficionado Owen D.L. Barstow: “The most interesting new British beer I have tried in years.” Retaining the appearance of used motor oil from which the beer gets its name, it is deep dark brown, dense and oily. On the nose there are notes of true oil and cocoa as well as faint smoke and heathery peat from the whisky casks. Although lighter in body that its appearance suggests, Ola Dubh is pithy, oily, salty and bitter on the palate. The finish is exceptional; burnt and bitter notes with an interplay of late hop characters, orange oil, fruity tartness and then delicate, fragrant smoke." -- importer

Devil Dancer!

Now in stock at Forsyth and Ballwin! Moving fast!
Also available online - click here

Very limited -- only 50 cases for Missouri
Founders Devil Dancer
Triple IPA...$17.99 / 4pk
Bottled June 17, 2009
"When you dance with the Devil the Devil don’t change. You do. Massive in complexity, the huge malt character balances the insane amount of alphas used to create it. At an incredible 112 IBU’s it’s dry-hopped with a combination of ten hop varieties. This one can age with the best of them."
-- Founders
Rated 99 percentile on RateBeer Rated A- or Beer Advocate

Centennial IPA
is back in stock now and on sale!
Bottled June 30th
1 day old!!!!
This has to be the freshest beer we have!!