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Friday, August 13, 2010

Exciting Boulevard Tasting!

Thanks to Laura from Boulevard for the great event! We had a great turn out. Based on the number of glasses used, over 100 people attended to taste this great beer!
= DELICIOUS

Very special beer to taste only, there is none for sale. Laura from Boulevard was able to get a 1/6 barrel of this one out of the Bouelvard Tasting room.
Here is the description...
"Single Wide IPA fermented with Tank 7 yeast and dry hopped with Sorachi Ace Hops. Unique IPA bone dry, with a zesty aroma containing hints of fruit, mint and lemon with a long bitter finish."


Boulevard Beer Tasting!!
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton, MO, 63105
314-727-8788
August 13 2010 from 4-6pm

Laura from Boulevard Brewing in K.C. will be on hand August 13 from 4-6pm to taste this truly unique and rare beer. This will probably be the only time you will get a chance to taste this Single Wide IPA/Tank 7 Yeast/Sorachi Ace beer.

Here is what we will taste from Boulevard:

Boulevard Single Wide-Tank 7 Yeast-Sorachi Ace IPA
Boulevard Amber (soon to be a new year round beer)
Boulevard Single Wide IPA
Smokestack Two Jokers
Smokestack Tank 7

and maybe a few more.





Thursday, August 12, 2010

St. Louis is awash in new breweries

More big news for St. Louis beer lovers...this news started to hit on twitter earlier in the week...and now we have confirmation from Evan Benn on stltoday.com


"St. Louis is awash in new breweries"
Evan Benn

"More breaking news in what's become a flurry of new-brewery announcements in St. Louis: Phil Wymore, head brewer for Half Acre Beer Co. in Chicago, is moving here next month to start a microbrewery.

Wymore's brewery will be called Perennial Artisan Ales, and it'll be a family affair: He'll brew, his wife will handle marketing and sales, and his father-in-law will help keep the books. Wymore is still scouting locations, but he tells me he hopes to begin buildout by the end of the year.

Alert craft-beer lovers were tipped off this week about Wymore's move from this post on Half Acre's blog, discussing what will be his final beer for the company -- a saison brewed with chamomile and lemon.

I fired off some questions to Wymore, 32, who grew up outside of Kansas City. Here's what he had to say:"


Oberon back in stock.

Back in stock! --

Also online now

This is Bell's #1 seller and it accounts for about 50% of their sales--find out why and pick up a 6 pack!
Bottled 8/3/10
Bell's Oberon -- 6pks

Released late in March each year. One of our favorite and most popular beers! When Oberon arrives, you know it is Spring and baseball season.
"An American wheat ale brewed with Saaz hops. Spicy and fruity, Oberon is the color and scent of a summer afternoon." -- Brewery









Charcoal in stock now!

Back in stock now!

Fire King Lump Charcoal...$9.99 / 20lb bag
Made right here in Missouri.
We think it is the best Charcoal you will ever use. It burns cleaner and hotter than regular briquets.







Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Great Divide 16th Anniversary

Just arrived at Forsyth!
Great Divide 16th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA...$8.29 / 22oz"Based on our most award-winning beer, Denver Pale Ale, this copper-hued treat is a celebration of everything Great Divide does best. Plenty of malty sweetness provides a backdrop for earthy, floral English and American hops, while French and American oak round off the edges and provide a touch of vanilla. Thanks to everyone who's supported us for the last 16 years--here's to 16 more!" -- label



Awards - First Place




We hit the triple crown!!
2010 Sauce Magazine Reader's Poll

We didn't just make the list, we made it to the top of the list in 3 categories. Thank you for voting for us St. Louis.


Favorite Wine Shop 2010 Reader's Choice
1st Place: The Wine and Cheese Place


Favorite Place to Buy Cheese 2010 Reader's Choice
1st Place: The Wine and Cheese Place


Favorite Specialty Shop 2010 Reader's Choice
1st Place: The Wine and Cheese Place


Plus last year's winnings!!

Sauce Magazine 2009 Reader's Choice
We are very excited to announce that we have been voted by St. Louis as:

Favorite Place to Buy Cheese
1st Place -- The Wine and Cheese Place
Favorite Wine Shop
1st Place -- The Wine and Cheese Place


Thank you for voting for us!!


Cathedral Square Brewing from Missouri...

Looks like Cathedral Square Brewing has a new beer coming soon....just approved.
A Belgian Style IPA - I will let you know when it arrives.




We do have three others in stock from Cathedral Square now - read about them.




Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Rare 15 year old....

Available online
Follow up to the Redbreast 12yr old....
New to the states.....
There has been a lot of excitement about the new 15 year old and it is finally here...

Redbreast 15 year old....$64.99


Hot tip: Redbreast 15 yr. old
John Hansell, Whisky Experter

I feel that it’s my obligation to let you know when I find out about a great whiskey that’s not in the mainstream and will become increasingly more difficult to find. Redbreast 15 year old is one of those whiskeys.
Most Irish whiskey drinkers probably already know about Redbreast 12 year old pure pot still whiskey. It’s the only pure pot still whiskey (whiskey made from both malted and unmalted barley in pot stills) brand that is still on the market as a regular stock item throughout the world. (Sure there’s Green Spot, but it’s available in extremely limited quantities and not sold in the U.S.) Redbreast 12 year old is, in its own right, is a fantastic whiskey and not always easy to find.

So, if you love Irish whiskey, do your best to get a bottle. Even if you usually drink single malt scotch you should find a way to get a bottle, because I think you will enjoy it very much.
What we really should do is start a worldwide petition to get Irish Distillers to make Redbreast 15 year old a regular stock item, along with Redbreast 12 year old.


Irish Whiskey of the Year
Winner: Redbreast 12 year old
Runners-Up: Bushmills 21 yr. old and Jameson 18 yr. old
Comment: If Redbreast 15 yr. old was available in the U.S., it would have trumped the 12 yr. old




Ska Brewing....

Catching up on some posting...
Ska Nefarious Ten Pin Imperial Porter 22oz....$5.69
"Nobody bowls better sober. No on is suggesting you get drunk; merely stating the facts. Our extra strong imperial porter will make you better at bowling. King of the alley-this imperial porter reigns supreme, creamy, chocolaty sweet, with hints of coffee and bing cherry, the Nefarious is wickedly outrageous." -- Ska

Ska Buster Nut Brown Ale....$7.99 / 6pk
Crazy good. We combined a high school murder-movie sense of logic with a whole bunch of hand-selected hops and malts and the result was mind-blowing. This Brown ale has a touch of nuttiness provided by our good friends Mr. and Mrs. Victory and Munich Malt. The addition of northern brewery, cascade, and Willamette hops smooth this beer out to create and incredibly drinkable brown ale." - Ska




St. Louis Wine Forum - up and running!


Read more in "Off the Menu" by Evan Benn



The Scoop: New blog to cover St. Louis’ wine scene
"Ever wonder what restaurant in St. Louis has the most local wines on its list? Or how about which local grape is best to sip during this relentless heat? Soon there will be a place to discuss just such drinking dilemmas." --- Sauce Magazine

We have launched a site for St. Louis area wine lovers to talk about and discuss wine in St. Louis. There are a number of national wine forum boards, but I felt there was a void that needed to be filled for local wine lovers. A chance to talk about wines you find, local restaurants you enjoy, ask wine questions, get recommendations, find local wine events and much more....it is limitless. I realize it is tough getting it started with only a few posters, so please be patient and participate. Tell your friends to join, post new threads, answer threads and just have a good time. Once we build the traffic up, I think it will be an invaluable resource for St. Louis.
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Here is the address
http://www.stlwineforum.blogspot.com/
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Add it to you favorites and visit frequently. It will be a great site for wine novices and wine experts. We want it to be fun and casual. Wine should not be taken too seriously.






Monday, August 9, 2010

Old and rare Armagnac

Cles des Ducs Vintage Armagnacs are limited edtions. Small quantities of each vintage has been held back and not blended.
  • These Armagnacs are kept in barrels until they are ordered.
  • When the order is received, they are bottled. Consequently, the proof strength varies, as do the characteristics of each bottling.
  • Each vintage will have the date of bottling to document its authenticity.
Birth year, wedding year, or other anniversary -- great gift!!
I did not list all of the vintages available.
Most vintages are available from 1930 - 1998!!
Call 314-727-8788 or email paul@wineandcheeseplace to order or for a price of a year not listed.

Year - BOTTLE Price
1888 - $16,500 / bottle
1908 - $7,700
1910 - $7,600
1912 - $6,900
1914 - $4,875
1918 - $4,400
1919 - $4,285
1920 - $4,200
1924 - $3,620
1928 - $2,560
1930 - $2,170
1931 - $2,125
1932 - $2,100
1933 - $2,050
1934 - $2,000
1935 - $1,960
1936 - $1,910
1937 - $1,870
1938 - $1,825
1940 - $1,740
1945 - $1,525
1949 - $1,350
1955 - $1,090
1960 - $ 550
1965 - $ 380
1970 - $ 290
1975 - $ 215
1980 - $ 185
1985 - $ 165
1990 - $ 145
1995 - $ 137
1998 - $ 135


Orders are due by August 31, 2010
Very limited supply , orders subject to confirmation.
Payment due at time of confirmation.
Merchandise will arrive later in the fall.





Sunday, August 8, 2010

New, rare liqueur


L'Espirit de June

L'Esprit de June® is a unique, rare liqueur crafted with the fleeting vine-flowers of Ugni Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and other grape varietals, blossoming for only a few days in June.


Delicate, yet intense, June is the only liqueur in the world made from a bouquet of vine flowers, each bringing specific flavors :

Ugni Blanc flowers provide pear, peach and white
floral notes.
Merlot flowers lend wild strawberry and
cherry-blossom aromas.
Cabernet Sauvignon flowers share
strawberry, raspberry and violet tones.

The use of other vine flowers such as Folle Blanche
and Sauvignon Blanc allows the master distiller to
guaranty Esprit de June's exquisite flavor profile year
after year despite the vintage effect.

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