Saturday, August 7, 2010

An amazing 2007 Cab....

$80 Cabernet for $20? We don't know if that is true or not, but the wine is delicious.

This is made from purchased fruit. We are told from some big name Cabernet in the Stag’s Leap district that sells for $80!!!
2007 Rubus Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon Napa....$19.99
Its long finish displays full mature flavors of blackberry, currant and chocolate with just a hint of toasty oak and black cherry. The tannins are refined and polished, allowing the fruit to be the focus. Serve this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with a variety of bold preparations ranging from Osso Bucco to grilled red meats and cheeses.
It is delicious at $19.99

Friday, August 6, 2010

New labels for Left Hand!

Order Left Hand Online

Left Hand truck rolling around St. Louis!
We have been transitioning into the new labels from Left Hand....See the Sawtooth label on the truck.

Here are the new labels we have in stock at The Wine and Cheese Place - Forsyth

Monty Python Ceramic Holy Grail!

In stock at Forsyth!
Monty Python's Holy Grail...$9.99 each
"The quest is over, you found the Holy Grail!!! You must now choose, but choose wisely, for as the real cup brings the real ale, the false one brings disappointment or worse!!! The wide mouth of this 12 oz ceramic cup allows for deep inhalation of the bouquet and subtle aroma of the Holy Grail. The wide shape also encourages the Holy Grail ale to fully develop its head without giving the drinker a face full of foam. The rounded shape also allows quick warming of the beer if held in the drinker's hands, or more slowly if held by the stem." -- importer
see picture ------>

Beer news...

Just a quick post on some new items....
falling behind today...

Rogue XS Imperial IPA in the new 7oz bottles
Left Hand Oktoberfest
O'Fallon Pumpkin Ale

all in stock at Forsyth now!

Efeste Wines...

"Efeste has come out of the gate strong and those interested should get on the mailing list for these very fairly priced wines." -- The Wine Advocate

Rare, small production
The Wine Spectator
Rated 93/100
2007 Efeste Ceidleigh.....$31.99
"Open-textured and welcoming, this brims with gorgeous currant, plum, boysenberry, star anise and cream flavors, lingering on the finish unencumbered by tannins or excess oak. A gorgeous wine that should develop with age. Drink now through 2017. 480 cases made. –HS
Amazing 2007 blend!!
2007 Efeste Final Final...$23.99
56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Syrah, 2% Mouvedre
"Our goal in blending two noble wine grapes together is to acquire the best attributes of each varietal and marry them in a complimentary and seamless way. Cabernet Sauvignon is the foundation of this wine, adding power, structure, richness, grip, and complexity. Syrah brings generous, juicy, ripe flavors and a spicy nature that blends beautifully with the Cabernet. We have added a touch of Mouvedre this year to add a little spice to this dynamic blend. Our minimalist approach to producing "Final-Final," using indigenous yeast during fermentation and not filtering or fining, adds to the "purity of fruit" that is the hallmark of Washington State grapes - you receive a wine that is both delicious and very complex. 58% New French Oak
100% Indigenous Yeast and MalolacticNon Filtered, Non Fined" -- winery

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Local farms....

Just in at Forsyth....
Dry Dock Farms just delivered fresh eggs (laid August 3rd) plus local Heirloom tomatoes, local white peaches, local Glo Haven peaches and local plums!!

We are trying to support local farms and good people. When we started carrying Dry Dock Farm Fresh eggs, Dry Dock said they would supply us with heirloom tomatoes and other local goodies as they came into season! Heirloom tomatoes are a perfect fit with our bacon program and all of our varieties of fresh mozzarella.
(I have a ton of fresh basil growing in my garden at home, I will bring some in tomorrow and give away free with a purchase of our tomatoes. While supply lasts.)

Very limited amount of each....

We now have some local Heirloom tomatoes from Dry Dock Farms.
Heirloom Tomatoes....$3.99 / lb
Assorted varieties: Big Rainbow, Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Yellow Mortgage Lifter and Radiator Charlie's Mortgage lifter
Here is a picture of today's batch....

Local Plums....$2.49 / lb
Ripe and delicious now! Here is a picture from today. These plums are awesome-- light flesh!

Peaches White Flesh....$2.49 / lb
Ripe and ready! White peaches are only around for a limited time because they have a shorter growing period. They tend to be softer, more floral and sweeter than standard yellow peaches.

Peaches Glo Haven Yellow Flesh....$2.49 / lb
Glo Haven are your classic peaches. Mild and delicious. Not as ripe as the White peaches right now, but they are going to be great.

NY's oldest saloon...

McSorley's golden rule "Be Good or Be Gone".

McSorley Black Irish Black Lager....$6.99 / 6pk
McSorley Irish Pale Ale....$6.99 / 6pk

"McSorley's Old Ale House has been a gathering place, a watering hole, the subject of art and literature and even a supreme court controversy. Established in 1854 - McSorley's can boast of being New York City's oldest continuously operated saloon. Everyone from Abe Lincoln to John Lennon have passed thru Mcsorley's swinging doors. Woody Guthrie inspired the union movement from a table in the front - guitar in hand, while civil rights attorney's Faith Seidenberg and Karen DeCrow had to take their case to the Supreme Court to gain access. Women were finally allowed access to McSorley's in 1970! So belly up. Enter the sawdust strewn floors and history patched walls for a trip back through time. Share the McSorley's experience with the spirits of 150 years!" -- McSorley's

Boulevard Mixer 12 pack - includes Amber

New Boulevard 12 pack mixer.
It is the only place to get the new Boulevard Amber right now!
The 12 pack is a nice mix ---
It includes 2 bottles each
Boulevard Amber Ale
Boulevard Single Wide IPA
Boulevard Zon
Boulevard Wheat
Boulevard Pale Ale
Boulevard Bully Porter

New Belgium Hoptober Seasonal!

In stock now at Forsyth

Available online now

New Belgium Hoptober 2010 / 6pk
Fall seasonal
ABV = 6%
"Five hops and four malts make Hoptober Golden Ale a veritable cornucopia of earth. Pale and wheat malt are mashed with rye and oats to creat a medium-bodied ale with creamy mouth feel. Centennial, Cascade, Sterling, Willamette and Glacier hops form a bonfire of citrus notes, fruity cheers and a bold finale" - label

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Festbier time!

2010 Festbier here!

Weihenstephaner Festbier....$9.99 / 6pk
5.8% ABV

"A full rich bodied, hoppy, seasonal lager. Especially brewed for the Festbier season. This beer truly represents the Bavarian way of celebrating. Deep gold color, great mouthfeel and lots of flavor. Prost!" -- brewery

"The oldest existing brewery in the world, The BavarianState Brewery, Weihenstephan, dates back to the year 1040. Internationally recognized as a site for brewing science and education, Weihenstephan combines tradition and craft to produce high-quality premium brews." -- importer

Sunday, August 1, 2010

O'Fallon Sticke it to the Man!

The label just got approved for the O'Fallon Name the Beer Contest that we held at The Wine and Cheese Place.

O'Fallon chose the winner of the "Name the O'Fallon Beer Contest"
O'Fallon "Sticke It To The Man Alt"
Submitted by Craig B. of New Haven, Missouri

Here were the details of the contest - click here

Here is the beautiful label that just got approved....
(the beer is still about a month away)

Looks like in the fist there is a BMC with a sword going through it.

order other O'Fallon beers online while we wait for Sticke Alt