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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Limited release --

Also online


2008 Buccella Cabernet Sauvignon....$139.99
"The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, which comes from multiple fruit sources in Rutherford, Oakville, Yountville, Coombsville, Oak Knoll and Carneros, was aged in 100% new French oak. A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it exhibits an opaque purple color, great intensity and a sweet nose of blue and black fruits intermixed with toasty oak, lead pencil shavings and forest floor. Rich, layered and full-bodied with silky tannins, this broad, savory 2008 should drink well for 15 or more years."
Rated 95/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Amazing prices on some port

Amazing values in vintage port...
Most places online have the half bottle for $49.99 or higher.  The lowest price for 750ml is $71.00 at The Wine Anthology




Yes, these are 750ml bottles not 375ml....just a few cases of each in stock at Forsyth.
2007 Fonseca Port....$49.99 / 750ml
"A subtle yet powerful young Vintage Port, with freshly sliced plum, citrus and mulberry on the nose. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with a solid core of powerful tannins and a long, balanced finish. So tight and reserved. Muscularly structured. Best after 2017. –JS"
Rated 94/100 The Wine spectator
The 2007 Fonseca Vintage Port is opaque purple-colored with a high-class perfume of lavender, Asian spices, pencil lead, incense, and an amalgam of black fruits. On the palate it is voluminous with layered, succulent fruit, outstanding density, and excellent integration of tannin, acidity, and alcohol. The long finish and the wine’s impeccable balance suggest a lengthy evolution and a drinking window extending out to 2045. 
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate






2007 Taylor Fladgate Port....$49.99 / 750ml
"This is a giant of a wine lurking behind fresh flowers and ripe fruit. Starts off in a friendly way, then takes hold of the palate, with intense blueberry and blackberry fruit and chewy yet fine tannins. Mouthpuckering, but impressively complex and long. Really kicks in on the finish. The best Taylor since 1994. Best after 2020. –JS"
Rated 96/100 The Wine Spectator
"The 2007 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port is a blend of multiple sites meant to express the house style in a great year. It displays a superb aromatic array of pencil lead, Asian spices, incense, blackberry, and floral notes. Dense, suave, and opulent on the palate, this is a mouth-filling, intense, layered wine that has superb grip and concentration. It will effortlessly age for 25+ years and still be delivering pleasure at age 50." 
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

Trybox series...

In stock at Forsyth...

 Trybox Series New Make Rye....$18.99 / 750ml
From the back label -- this is Rittenhouse Rye before it gets aged.


 Trybox Series New Make Whiskey....$18.99 / 750ml

From the back label -- this is Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon before it is aged.



More fresh Schlafly

Schlafly Pilsner and Kolsch -- bottled 7/11/11 just arrived today at Forsyth!

Help us pick a barrel of Buffalo Trace

Update:  Just got word that our barrel was bottled on July 7th.  We should see the bottles here the week of August 1st.



We picked our barrel and have it on order -- here is what the bottle will say -- 








We are getting our own barrel of Buffalo Trace Bourbon bottled exclusively for The Wine and Cheese Place.  We tasted through 5 barrel samples along with many of our bourbon expert customers and chose our barrel.  We are waiting for it to be bottled for us now.



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Avery CANS are here

Just in at TWCP Forsyth ---

Avery IPA CANS
Avery White Rascal CANS
Avery Joe's Pilsner CANS

Jacopo Poli Grappa

Amazing Grappa - at an amazing price.




Jacopo Poli Uva Viva....$31.99
Compare to $61.95 at Sherry Lehmann
In stock now at Forsyth

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Stone IRS and Belgo

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SOLD OUT
Stone Imperial Russian Stout 2011 Classic Release....$5.49 / 22 oz
Brewed in the authentic historical style of an Imperial Russian Stout, this beer is massive. Intensely aromatic (notes of anise, black currants, coffee, roastiness and alcohol) and heavy on the palate, this brew goes where few can - and fewer dare even try. The style originated from Czarist Russia's demand for ever thicker English stouts. Expect our version of this mysterious brew to pour like Siberian crude and taste even heavier!








Still some left
Stone Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout 2011 Odd Year Release...$5.49 / 22oz
This 2011 Odd Year release pours pitch black with a deep tan head, with aromatic notes of anise, coffee, and cocoa jumping from the glass. Coffee and dark roasted malt flavors dominate, with a robust complement of anise and oak, which leave a lingering blend of vanilla, licorice, and dark malt on the palate. This one will age nicely for several years

Charleville APA in stock now!


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In stock now -- it is now a seasonal beer for them...
Charleville Explicit APA....$4.69
"American Pale Ale is not only the standard, but the foundry for what has inspired the craft beer movement. Here at Charleville we wanted to celebrate the beer style that stands as the cornerstone for what has made American craft brewing so great. Our Explicit APA is brewed with five addtions of hops prior to the wort passing through the Hopback on its way to fermentation. To complete this full bodied ale dry hops are added during cold maturation to creat a hop forward ale, with a transcendental copper hue" -- Charleville

Struise 2010 Pannepot

In stock at Forsyth!
The first vintage we have had since 2007 here. Plus the price went down
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2010 Struisse Pannepot...$5.99 / 11.2oz
"Commercial Description:In the early 1900s, the village of De Panne, close to the French border, was famous for two things -- the ‘Pannepots,’ or fishing boats, that could be seen along the coast, and the unique dark ale enjoyed by the local fishermen. Our Old Fisherman’s Ale is a tribute to these hardy sailors and their rich, flavorful brew. Unfiltered. Unpasteurized. Bottle-conditioned in 33cl and 75cl" -- ratebeer.com
Rated 100 percentile on ratebeer.com






#1 Brewer in the World in  2008 - as voted on ratebeer.com
STRUISE -- Belgium
#1 Struise Woesten-Vleteren -- in stock
#2
Three Floyds Brewing Company Indiana (n/a in MO)
#3
Port Brewing/Lost Abbey, California (n/a in MO) 
#4
Bells Brewery, Kalamazoo, Michigan - in stock 
#5
Närke Kulturbryggeri, Sweden (n/a in MO)
#6
Mikkeller, Denmark - in stock
#7
Founders Brewing Company, Michigan - in stock
#8
Russian River Brewing, California (n/a in MO)
#9
Stone Brewing Co., California - in stock
#10 AleSmith Brewing Company, California (n/a in MO)



in stock now- it is delicious! More info.




RATEBEER BEST 2008 : FINAL RESULTS


TOP BREWER IN THE WORLD
"All brewers listed are gold medal winners. (The total number of brewers in our contest is 5,836. The 100 listed represent the top 1.7% of all brewers -- the creme de la creme of world brewing; a greater percentage of the population qualifies as genius for comparison.)
With the Ratebeer winter awards of last year, we were already very happy to enter their Top 100. Since that day, Struise team has been working even harder on issues like quality, creativity, and most off all originality.
Today we are very honoured receiving this award, and it will have a special place at our office and in our hearts. It will give us the necessary courage every day in the future to try and do better."

Cheers,
Struise Team

A rare new Collab....

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Struise/Stillwater Outblack Black IPA....$5.99 / 11.2oz
"Collaboration brew wit Stillwater Artisanal Ales (USA). Crowned last week with a golden Award for Best newcomer in the world 2011.

This Belgian Strong Ale was married to a still young but powerful style, the Black IPA.

You take a chocolate sweet strong ale together with the high & strong hop shedule of an IPA, and you get a fantastic result..." -- Struise

Rated 95/100 RateBeer

Fantome flies in again...

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This is the first time I have seen this one on our shelves
Fantome Brise Bon Bons!....$12.99 / 750ml


Rated 97/100 RateBeer
With joy, and a little bit of mischief, Fantôme brewer Dany Prignon dedicates this very bitter beer to all of the many varieties of brise-bonbons - literally, ball-breakers - in the world. Specifically, this beer is meant for wise-guys, braggarts, pains-in-the-ass, muck-rakers, trouble-makers, know-it-alls, stuffed-shirts, blow-hards, and bores, as well as nut-cracking, wind-bag, prattling-on, self-appointed experts on every-thing, and nose-in-the-air snobs, convinced they can do anything better than you.


Dany intended to make a beer too bitter for a normal person to enjoy. The problem is, everyone loves it! Guess we're all just a bunch of brises-bonbons sometimes.






Plus a new batch of..
Fantome Saison Printemps...$12.99
Rated 97/100 RateBeer

Mikkeller Dream Pils





Mikkeller Dream Pils....$4.99 / 11.2oz

Only a draft version has previously available in the U.S. though bottles have been available in Europe for a while. The beer, also known as The American Dream, is a Pilsner with American hops.
Rated 95/100 RateBeer



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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

TWCP Ballwin Wine Tasting

Super Saturday Wine Tasting
 at our Ballwin location...
The Wine and Cheese Place
14748 Clayton Road, Ballwin MO 636.227.9001
Saturday July 16
Noon until 4pm


2007 Paradigm Cabernet
2009 Chappellet Chardonnay
see more info about the wines below


paradigm cabernet



2007 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon


The 2007 growing season allowed for fully ripe flavorful fruit. Our cabernet has luscious black cherry and blackberry aromas with a bit of mocha, red licorice and spice. On the palate, the wine is a big round mouthful of flavor, power and elegance. Classic Paradigm flavor profile, black cherry, berry, a sweet touch of toasty french oak, silky texture, seamless with a well tiered finish. Flavors are explosive in the mouth yet the wine has such a lovely structure and great balance. 


Since that first vintage, the wines have been made by renowned winemaker, Heidi Peterson Barrett. 



WINEMAKER: one of the greatest
Heidi Peterson Barret's resume includes making wines for Screaming Eagle, Amuse Bouche, Dalla Valle, Grace Family, Showket Vineyards, La Sirena, Jones Family,   and Vineyard 29.




2009 Chappellet Chardonnay
Fresh, vibrant and tightly wound, with a citrus edge to the green apple flavors. Full-bodied, ending with a dash of herb and smoke. Best from 2012 through 2018. 5,025 cases made. –JL
Rated 90/100 The Wine Spectator



Great sale.....





2008 Dubeouf Chiroubles.....$9.99
Compare to The Wine Advocate's price of $14.99
In stock at Forsyth -- only 9 cases available.
"The 2008 Chiroubles features juicy, bright red raspberry with lovely, wafting hints of peony and a tart, refreshing finish. 

Consistent in style and amazingly low in price, the myriad Beaujolais bottlings of George Duboeuf continue to represent outstanding values in the American marketplace. In April, I tasted nearly their entire range of 2008s, with few exceptions, already bottled. The overwhelming majority of these made my cut as value recommendations." -- The Wine Advocate

Extremely Rare 1965 Remy - at an unbelievable price.

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Remy Martin Single Vintage 1965 Grande Champagne Cognac....$499.99
Compare to: the cheapest I can find online...
$999.99 at Shoppers Vineyard
$907.59 at WineChateau.com
$999.00 at Beltramos.com
$999.00 at Binnys.com


The very first vintage Cognac from Remy Martin -- extremely rare.  It is a limited edition Grande Champagne Cognac packaged in a  replica of the 1830 Rémy Martin bottle and inside a beautiful wood box.  

Remy Martin 1989 Cognac - Rare - Amazing price!

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This one already sold out - sill some 1965 left

Amazing price -- Over $130 a bottle cheaper than the next price I can find...

We only have 7 bottles available at this price.  This is the first time produced since the 1965 vintage.  Read about the 1965 and its amazing price - click here


1989 Remy Martin Single Vintage Grande Champagne Cognac........$119.99 / 750ml

Best prices I could find online include:
$250.99 - WineAnthology.com
$319.99 - BevMo.com
$329.99 - K&L Liquors
"Rémy Martin 1989 is a limited edition Grande Champagnecognac, from the harvest of a single unique year. 1989 was an ideal vintage. It was a year of hot summer days combined with cool nights, which was ideal for maturation of the Ugni Blanc grapes.

Georges Clot, Rémy Martin cellar master at the time, strove to select the best plots from over a thousand exclusively located in Grande Champagne vineyards, choosing eaux-de-vie from four estate-owned plots. After 18 years of ageing in Limousin oak barrels which were kept separately in a dedicated and secured Rémy Martin cellar, it was decided at the annual tasting in 2007, that Rémy Martin 1989 was reaching its peak." -- Remy Martin Website


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dom Perignon 2002 Andy Warhol

Also online now


Special limited edition Andy Warhol Dom Perignon. Great looking bottles - 3 different label colors and each in a gift box.




Back in stock - only 8 cases available

2002 Dom Perignon "Andy Warhol" Edition.....$134.99

Very limited, only 300 bottles made it to Missouri. We have it, and we are not adding an upcharge for this rare wine. Same price as our regular Dom Perignon -- now the GREAT 2002 VINTAGE!



"The 2002 Dom Perignon is at first intensely floral, with perfumed jasmine that dominates the bouquet. With time in the glass the wine gains richness as the flavors turn decidedly riper and almost tropical. Ripe apricots, passion fruit and peaches emerge from this flashy, opulent Dom Perignon. The wine’s volume makes it approachable today, but readers in search of more complexity will want to cellar this for at least a few years to allow for some of the baby fat to drop off. Geoffroy describes the vintage as very ripe and adds that some of the Chardonnay showed the ill-effects of the hot growing season in it the somewhat burned, dehydrated fruit that came in that year. This bottle was disgorged in July, 2009. To be released summer 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2032"
-- Rated 96/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate





Andy Warhol
"Warhol notes in his diary, ‘back to the hotel and be picked up by the 2000 people - it's a club of twenty guys who got together and they’re going to buy 2000 bottles of Dom Pérignon which they will put in a sealed room until the year 2000’. The most desirable delicacy, known to age marvelously, what else would the 2000 club lock away for 20 years? What better prize to anticipate than a secret stock of Dom Pérignon?
Dom Pérignon asked the Design Laboratory at Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design to reinterpret its timeless bottle in commemoration of Andy Warhol. A unique set of three bottles, red, blue and yellow, paying homage to the artist’s adventures in colour." -- Moet Chandon