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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Our trophy case.....




Some recent awards:
2010 Sauce Magazine Readers’ Choice Favorite Wine Shop
2010 Sauce Magazine Readers’ Choice Favorite Place to Buy Cheese
2010 Sauce Magazine Readers’ Choice Favorite Specialty Food Shop
2010 Ladue News Platinum List “Best Place to Buy Wine”
2009 Riverfront Times Readers’ Choice Best Liquor Store
2009 Riverfront Times Readers’ Choice Best Cheese Selection
2009 Sauce Magazine Readers’ Choice Favorite Cheese Shop
2009 Sauce Magazine Readers’ Choice Favorite Wine Shop
2008 Sauce Magazine Readers’ Choice Favorite Liquor Store
2008 Sauce Magazine Readers’ Choice Favorite Wine Shop
2008 Sauce Magazine Readers’ Choice Favorite Place to Buy Cheese
2008 Ladue News Best Cheese Selection
2008 Ladue News Platinum List Award Winner




Monday, July 5, 2010

Spanish beauty....

This has been a favorite Grenache in our store for a number of years....give it a try...
IA Garnacha....$9.99

Produced from old vines averaging 50+ years in age, our IA Garnacha reflects the extreme terroir in which it is grown, at 2,500 ft above sea level. The wine is made by Bodegas Virgen del Águila, a modern, progressive cooperative near the town of Paniza, and blended by HPS.

Tasting Notes: A fruit-driven wine of intensity and depth, offering spicy cherry aromas on the nose, and an abundance ofconcentrated, red fruit flavors on the palate.
Serve With: Enjoy with tapas, poultry and pork dishes, frittata, or classic Iberian dishes such as paella.


Dan Kravitz, Hand Picked Selections










Thursday, July 1, 2010

Trois Dames -- Switzerland

Available online also

New beers from Switzerland
First time in the U.S.
Biere Trois Dames
The Trois Dames (3 ladies) are his wife and 2 daughters. He named the brewery after them because of all the time he spent away from them getting it going. He (Raphael) is actually the artist of the Swiss labels. The labels in the U.S. are different than the Swiss labels.

Trois Dames Bise Noire...$5.69 / 11.2oz
Imperial Stout

"La Bise Noire is back, only with a tweaked recipe for a better match with the rest of our range. A black ale based on a malt gist designed to give it the fulness, roundness and presence needed for a winter beer, yet keeping clear of being sickly sweet. At 7.2% ABV, it is to be approached with caution." -- brewery



Trois Dames L'Exploratrice....$5.69 / 11.2oz

Hoppy Porter
(Called India Brown Ale in Switzerland)
"My take on a porter with a reinforced hop character: 50 IBU for only 5.2-5.5% ABV. Almost the hop charge of an IPA, but with a solid dark, roast malt backbone, Brewed once or twice a year." -- brewery



Trois Dames La Victorienne....$5.69 / 11.2oz
India Pale Ale
"A beer for hop lovers, bursting with flavours at 6.3% ABV. IT makes full use of the flavour potential of US hop varieties such as Chinook, Columbus and Simcoe. Try it along with an indian curry or a spicy couscous, you'll love it !" -- brewery



Trois Dames Grande Dame....$18.99 / 750ml

Oud Bruin
Rated 95/100 RateBeer
"Born of a chance meeting with a strong and stout fermenting apricots Valais who never attained the alembic distiller which it was intended, our Oud Bruin (Flemish for "old brown") is an interpretation rather unorthodox its Belgian cousins. She cautioned, however, the delicate balance of sweet and sour, malty backbone between a solid foundation on malts, caramel notes, chocolate, toast and fruit, which crosses over the apricot wine with lactic acidity, hints of leather Barn and related wild yeasts, and a discreet note of apricot. The finish is slightly bitter and everything goes in harmony on the palate.A unique beer, a large buvabilité but nicely complex, with its sweetness, fruitiness and acidity. She is married with lamb, duck, mussels, shellfish or soft cheese or semi-hard."
-- RateBeer Commercial description