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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Join us now - for some passion cake

The tasting has started with cake, ginger liqueur, wine, and beer..

Sweet tasting...


 

Just started, join us!

Sweets for your sweet!

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105 
314.727.8788

Pre-Valentine Tasting!
One Sweet Tasting this Saturday
February 11 from 1-4pm

We are going to taste cake, wine, beer....


Here is a start to what we will be tasting (more to be added)
  • Chocolate Passion Cake from Just Sweets - read more
  • Southern Tier Choklat Ale - read more
  • Big O Ginger Liqueur
  • 2008 JJ Prum Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett
  • Mettler Zinfandel
  • Rinaldi Brachetto d'Acqui
Light ruby red color. The bouquet delicate with scents of ripe red fruit (strawberry, blackberry) and roses. Sweet and smooth flavors with lingering aromatic persistence. There is a good balance between the sweetness and the freshness, which makes this wine very pleasant.
  • Rinaldi "Red Dream"
100% Malvasia.  This frothy and fruity red wine delivers flavors of honeysuckle and black pepper. Light, fun and exciting; it’s great for parties and light fare. 100 % Malvasia Nera.

Goose Island Bramble Rye -- VERY LIMITED!


Goose Island Bramble Rye....$11.99

 It is sold out, sorry, a few happy people, many not so happy.


Thanks very much!!




Brewer's Notes:At Goose Island our brewers take every opportunity to experiment with new ingredients and aging techniques. For this edition of Bourbon County Brand Stout, they aged the classic recipe in rye whiskey barrels with raspberries and blackberries from Michigan. The result is a powerfully rich beer with notes of tart fruit and jam that fade into the warm spice of a fine rye whiskey.


Recipe Information:Style: Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Raspberries and Blackberries Added
Alcohol by Volume: 12.8%

Get your Valentine Champagne at The Wine and Cheese Place


Great selection, great prices, and we can help pick one out for you (because we drink a lot of it)!!!


Check out the Moet Chandon Rose in Pink
LIMITED EDITION

$55.99 / 750ml bottle
(this one currently just at Forsyth)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Avery Maharaja + Russian River Collaboration!


Available online now


Avery Maharaja Imperial IPA Batch ...$6.99 (22oz)
Bottled January 13
Rated 100/100 on RateBeer
Beer Style: Imperial India Pale Ale
Hop Variety: Simcoe, Columbus, Centennial and Chinook
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, caramel 120L, victory
OG: 1.090 ABV: 10.24% IBUs: 102
Color: Dark Amber
Maharaja is derived from the sanskrit words mahat, - "great" and rajan - "king". Much like its namesake, this imperial IPA is regal, intense and mighty. With hops and malts as his servants, he rules both with a heavy hand. The Maharaja flaunts his authority over a deranged amount of hops: tangy, vibrant and pungent along with an insane amount of malted barley - fashioning a dark amber hue and exquisite malt essence.




Russian River Collaboration!
Avery Collaboration not Litigation Ale....$6.99 / 22oz
We are on Batch #6 now!
Salvation. The name of two intricate Belgian-style ales, created by us, Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing and Adam Avery of Avery Brewing. After becoming friends a few years ago, we realized we both had a Salvation in our lineups. Was it going to be a problem? Should one of us relinquish the name rights? “Hell, no!” we said. In fact, it was quickly decided that we should blend the brews to catch the best qualities of each and create an even more complex and rich libation. In April 2004, in a top secret meeting at Russian River Brewing (well, actually it was packed in the pub and many were looking over our shoulders wondering what the hell was going on), we came up with the perfect blend of the two Salvations. Natalie, Vinnie’s much more significant other, exclaimed, “We should call this Collaboration, not Litigation Ale!” “Perfect,” we shouted! We celebrated deep into the night (or is that morning?). Fast forward to November 14, 2006. After talking about it for over two years, we finally decided to pull the trigger and Vinnie made the journey to Avery Brewing to brew his Salvation exactly as he does in his brewery." -- Avery

Fresh Bells!!!


Get your Valentine some Two Hearted Ale - we have it and we have it FRESH!!





Just in time for Valentines....

Bottled January 31!
Bells Two Hearted Ale....$9.99 / 6pk
"Two Hearted Ale is defined by its intense hop aroma and malt balance. Hopped exclusively with the Centennial hop varietal from the Pacific Northwest, massive additions in the kettle and again in the fermenter lend their characteristic grapefruit and pine resin aromas. A significant malt body balances this hop presence; together with the signature fruity aromas of Bell's house yeast, this leads to a remarkably drinkable American-style India Pale Ale." -- Bells

(just arrived at Forsyth)



Beer news....


Beer news for today....


Perennial Collaboration with Half Acre Plan B - is coming today and tasting it tonight!!
(yes named after the Huey Lewis Album)
Perennial Black Walnut got held up in red tape and will not be here until next week

Goose Island Brambe Rye should arrive today -- not sure when I will post.

Hopslam Update -
It is in the distributor's warehouse.  They are shipping early next week.  But to make it more annoying they have split it up into two batches.  One next week and one the following week.  The nightmare that will be.  Still cannot find out how much I am getting.

C by Courvoisier




C by Courvoisier...$34.99


"C by Courvoisier® is a bold, revolutionary cognac that is full of attitude. An intense blend of small batch-produced cognac specially selected from 50 winegrowers in the Fin Bois Cru, C by Courvoisier is carefully crafted by Courvoisier’s master blender and goes through a double-barrel aging process to produce a smooth, powerful and full-bodied flavor profile. The 80-proof liquid is best served chilled for an unforgettable taste experience.


With powerful notes of carnation, orange peel, clove and crusty bread, this rich and intense blend strikes the perfect balance between floral, fruity aromas and wood. The result is a smooth, full-bodied finish for a bold experience." - from Courvoisier website


Shaq introduce C by Courvoiser

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Wine and Cheese Place / Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Quad Release Party!


The email was sent out for the party invites.  Some got kicked back because we could not read your writing.  So we will call those soon.    Shae is calling everyone now for the the other lottery winners.



We are proud to announce the release date for our Bourbon Barrel Quad!

TWCP/Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Quad Release Party!
Hosted by Dan Kopman, co-founder of Schlafly
Friday February 17th - 6-7pm
We will taste the Bourbon Barrel Quad along with the "regular" Quad.
$10 per person.
Plus you can purchase up to 2 bottles of the Bourbon Barrel Quad...$13.99 / 750ml bottle

We are going to limit the party to 30 people due to the limited amount of bottles produced.

How do you get a ticket to the release party?
We are going to draw the names tomorrow (Feb 10) for the lottery portion of the bottles.   We will contact people in the order they are drawn and we will give them the option of attending the party .  We will go down the list until we hit our limit.
We will draw for the first 100 bottles today (up to 2 bottles per person).  30 people from this drawing will be able to attend the release party if they like.   
The other bottles we will offer via our normal online method sometime on Friday before the tasting.  I will post the link as we usually do on limited releases.



Schlafly / The Wine and Cheese Place Bourbon Barrel Quad is BOTTLED!!!!!

When we first put the Schlafly beer in barrel six months ago (check out the pics) , I thought this day would never come....but....
I got "the call"  from Stephen Hale, head brewer of Schlafly, that they bottled the Bourbon Barrel Quadrupel.  That is the good news, the bad news is that the "angel's share" was bigger than we thought.  The barrel only yielded 18 cases of bottled beer after evaporation.   We are going to save a case for for special tastings and ageing. So that leaves only 17 cases to sell or 204 bottles!




We cannot tell you how excited we are about this program and to be involved with local breweries in creating these rare, limited, and exciting beers.   I think it is very exciting for the beer community here in St. Louis and is a result of the close network we have and the amazing brewers and their willingness to participate.   This is just the first one to be bottled with 5 more beers in barrel and more on the way.  Click here to read more about the barrel program and scroll down the blog posts and check out the pictures..


Great looking bottle --

Picture and info from Schlafly.com




Bourbon Barrel Aged Quadrupel
Available in extremely limited quantity, exclusively at The Wine and Cheese Place.



ABV:
12 | IBU: 50
APPEARANCE: Deep mahogany, slightly hazy
PROCESS: Strong Belgian-style Ale; aged in a Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel for several months
HOPS: Marynka, Lublin (PL)
MALTS: 2-row malted barley, malted wheat, Munich malt, Special B malt, Caravienne, Dark Candi sugar
YEAST: Belgian Abbey Ale
OG:24.5
SRM:27

Our Quadrupel is easily one of the most rich and full bodied beers we make, so when Paul Hayden at The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton, Missouri asked us to age some in a bourbon barrel, we were happy to oblige. The resulting ale is loaded with oak and bourbon character, as well as the rich dried-fruit character of the Quadrupel. We have created a unique taste you will only find in this extremely limited edition. We filled just one bourbon barrel and may never produce this beer again, so enjoy!










Very special Scotch event with David Blackmore


We are unveiling the surprise for tomorrow night's tasting of Glenmorangie with David Blackmore.

We will have a bottle of the new 
Glenmorangie Artein to taste.
We will be taking pre-arrival reservations for this new limited Scotch.  The Scotch should arrive next week.


Glenmorangie Artein Private Edition...$67.99 / bottle





Meet Master Brand Ambassador David Blackmore

Icons of Whisky - Scotch Whisky Ambassador of the Year 2012


When:  Friday, February 10th- 4pm-6pm
Where: The Wine and Cheese Place - 
               7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105

Open house format in our wine bar

We will taste:
Glenmorangie Artein Private Edition...$67.99 
Glenmorangie Original...$36.99
Glenmorangie 18yr....$89.99
Glenmorangie Signet....$179.99
Glenmorangie Astar....$65.99



These are our regular prices.  We will be offering special pricing for those attending tomorrow night.




ABOUT DAVID BLACKMORE

Master Brand Ambassador David Blackmore leads the Glenmorangie USA educational program, exciting and educating the industry and consumers on the nuances of Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky through tastings and events across the U.S.

A native of Scotland, David is an experienced professional whisky tutor with a background at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Scotland and London. With a sophisticated nose, David led The Society’s prestigious “Tasting Panel” in selecting casks for bottling.

A Glenmorangie U.S. Brand Ambassador since 2005, David was recently named the “2012 Scotch Whisky Ambassador of the Year” by Whisky Magazine.


Cameron Hughes







In stock at Rock Hill and Forsyth!

2010 Cameron Hughes Lot 313 Field Blend....$10.99
Grape: 71% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah, 10% Syrah, 9% Carignane
Taste: Lot 313 has a wonderfully smoky nose interwoven with blueberry, raspberry, and kirsch. The palate is deeply concentrated with silky tannins and a rich, multi-faceted juicy finish. With framing acidity and a bold backbone playing off of the lively fruit, this wine is affable while showing great sophistication.

Cameron Confidential: After the enormous success of Lot 244 California Field Blend due to its style of soft elegance and incredible approachability, we partnered with a great grower in Lodi to produce a top notch Field Blend for the growing demand. This wine is predominantly Zinfandel with some Petite Sirah blended in, giving it a gorgeous color and wonderful tannic backbone. We also added some Syrah and Carignane for complexity and depth, while maintaing that classic 'Field Blend' style. If you're into a playful, full-bodied red with lush fruit, this wine will knock your socks off.

If you like Rombauer....give this one a try....
2009 Cameron Hughes Chardonnay Carneros....$13.99
Taste: Rich golden center with Pears, apple and fresh banana on the nose. This wine shows classic buttery qualities with subtle sorbet notes on the finish. On the palate, this wine is rich and full with a bold mid-palate of meyer lemon and nuances of baking spice.

Cameron Confidential: This is another beautiful Chard hailing from one of the most prestigious producers from Carneros. This producer has incredible vineyard management and a top of the line crush facility. They focus on more Burgundian varietals, really utilizing the cooler climate of Carneros. Their overall knowledge of the cool-climate varietals gives these guys the ability to put out top-notch Chardonnay with just enough excess to give us a lot or two! This wine easily compares to Chards in the $20 plus range.


Pre-Arrival specials on very limited wines...


A couple of pre-arrival specials....

Quantities will be limited and subject to confirmation..
Should be arriving early next week!
Call 314.727.8788 or email paul@wineandcheeseplace.com
You can pick up at any of our 4 stores.


2009 Snowden Cabernet Sauvignon The Ranch...$33.99 net/ 750ml 

Compare to $40 at Snowden.com
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon The Ranch bursts from the glass with masses of dark red fruit, tobacco, licorice and cassis. The wine shows marvelous depth and texture as the aromas and flavors build effortlessly to the dramatic, sweeping finish. This is a superb effort, and certainly one of the very finest Napa Valley wines available for the money. This is a big and hugely delicious wine. In 2009 the blend is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18.2% Cabernet Franc and 6.8% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. 
Snowden Vineyards lies in one of the more remote corners of Napa Valley, next to Sloan and Hall on one of its borders. Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate


2008 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red....$93.99 net / 750ml
"The 2008 Proprietary Red Wine blend (essentially a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated wine with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec blended in) has a more opaque/purple color. With more graphite, blueberry and lilac notes, sweet tannin, medium to full body, and an elegant, gracious feel, it is more restrained than previous examples but has no shortage of richness and concentration. It looks to be a beauty in a Bordeaux style, with sweet tannins but loads of fruit – unmistakably California but French in structure. Drink it over the next 15+ years."
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Gift Bags!

Gift bag for Valentines -- pick a Champagne or let us pick one from our amazing selection and add Riedel Ouverture Champagne Flutes and you have the perfect Valentines Gift in every price range depending on the Champagne you pick!


Price is $15 + the price of the Champagne you choose




Corner Creek Bourbon in stock now...


A new Bourbon to The Wine and Cheese Place...


Corner Creek Reserve Bourbon....$25.99 / 750ml


Name:Corner Creek Reserve Bourbon Whiskey
Producer:Corner Creek Distilling Co.
Location:Bardstown, Kentucky, USA
Proof:88
Blend:Wheat, Corn, Rye
Taste:A selection of the distillery's finest barrels. Smoothed to perfection with pure Kentucky limestone water. Full-bodied, but without any harshness.
Production:Limited
Label:Original drawing of Corner Creek by noted artist William Nagle.






Ratings and Reviews
Product Rating: 92
(Exceptional)

Beverage  Testing Institute

Another stellar review for Corner Creek . . .

Corner Creek Reserve Bourbon Whiskey • $25.
Bright light amber color. Sweet roasted corn, clay, and buttery pistachio praline aromas follow through on a round, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with dried fruits, toffee, dusty grain, and oak spice notes. Finishes with a nice lingering resonant earthy, spicy fade. Very solid and old school bourbon. (tasted on Feb-23-2010)


Benromach Scotches


New Scotch...


<span>Benromach</span> 

Benromach 10 Year Old...$46.99
Benromach 10 Years Old is a multi-award winning Single Malt Scotch Whisky hand-crafted at Speyside's smallest working distillery. Initially matured in a mix of Bourbon and Sherry casks, the whisky is transferred to European oak Oloroso Sherry casks for a final period of maturation. The result is a beautifully balanced dram, displaying a rich Sherry character, summer fruit flavours, malt creaminess and a light peat smoke influence.

Benromach Peat Smoke...$59.99
At Benromach small batches of whisky have been produced using the finest malted barley, dried using high levels of peat smoke. Distilled from malted barley with a phenol level of 35ppm this fourth batch of Benromach Peat Smoke has been matured in Refill American Hogsheads for many years. The resultant Single Malt is seriously smoky yet it retains the elegance and fruitiness of Benromach.

Dunkeld Atholl Brose


Scotch Liqueur


Inspired by an ancient Highland recipe, the award winning Dunkeld Atholl Brose is a delicious boutique liqueur that captures the best natural flavours of Scotland. A luxurious golden blend of single malt whisky, honey and carefully-selected herbs, Dunkeld Atholl Brose is a unique product steeped in Scottish history.

AROMA WITHOUT WATER
Sweet, spicy and fruity - cloves and cinnamon, eucalyptus and menthol aromas.

TASTE WITHOUT WATER
Sweet, warming with menthol and peppermint notes. Spicy, herbal flavours and a subtle whisky edge.

Blended Malt Whisky of the Year Award


Whisky Advocate Award: Blended Malt Whisky of the Year


Compass Box Great King Blended Scotch Whisky...$37.99
also online


FEBRUARY 7TH, 2012
JOHN HANSELL
Compass Box Great King Street, 43%, $45

Two outstanding contenders battled it out for this award this year: The Mackinlays ‘Shackleton’ whisky and The Compass Box Great King Street blend. Both tasted great, both took the category into new territory, and both showed what can be achieved through clever and thoughtful blending.

The Mackinlays ‘Shackleton’ whisky is a blended malt whisky — a mix of malt whiskies with no grain — and recreated the whisky found in the Antarctic camp abandoned by Ernest Shackleton. It was well packaged, was relatively well priced, and tasted great.

But the Mackinlays is all about history and the past. Compass Box Great King Street, a sweet citrusy and vanilla-doused blend, is all about the future. John Glaser and team don’t make bad whiskies, but often they have been esoteric, small batch, and all but unavailable to many of us. This blend is different, and is an attempt by Compass Box to introduce quality blends to a new generation. It had a relatively modest price point and brought the artisan skills of Compass Box to a new audience. It’s that rarity: a blend that drinks well on its own but tastes great when mixed. More than that, it’s perfectly placed to bring blends back into vogue. Anyone for a highball? —Dominic Roskrow


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Canadian Whisky of the Year


Whisky Advocate Award:  Canadian Whisky of the Year


We have 2 cases in stock now!!! online also
Wiser’s Very Old/18 Year Old.....our price.....$49.99

FEBRUARY 3RD, 2012
JOHN HANSELL
Wiser’s Very Old/18 Year Old, 40%, $65
Some folks always suspect that food or drink exporters keep the best stuff for themselves. I’ve heard it about cheese, beer, fruit…but when I’ve looked into it, the export markets are indeed getting “the good stuff.” Why not? You’d want to send the best to get the highest price, given that shipping costs are the same for great or mediocre products.



But after enjoying this bottle of Wiser’s Very Old (also sold as Wiser’s 18 Year Old), I’m starting to think that the Canadians really are keeping the good stuff up north. There are small amounts for sale in the U.S. (though that’s slowly increasing), but almost all of it stays home.

That’s a hardship for us non-Canadians, because this is a very nice whisky. After years of thinking of Canadian whisky simply as fuel for highballs and sweet Manhattans we’re looking for something else, something that can stand on its own and intrigue us, or something that could make a more robustly Canadian cocktail, and this Wiser’s would very much fit the bill. You can really taste rye and oak, without a lot of gloppy sweetness, and there’s a finish to reward sipping contemplation.

We’ve seen innovation in this category from John Hall’s Forty Creek whiskies, and rare elegance from limited bottlings like Canadian Club 30 Year Old. Wiser’s Very Old delivers classic Canadian smoothness with a rich extra helping of well-integrated flavor and complexity. Keep it coming, Canada; we’re ready for more.—Lew Bryson

The Wine and Cheese Place and Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Quad is BOTTLED!!!


Schlafly / The Wine and Cheese Place Bourbon Barrel Quad is BOTTLED!!!!!

When we first put the Schlafly beer in barrel six months ago (check out the pics) , I thought this day would never come....but....
I got "the call" today from Stephen Hale, head brewer of Schlafly, that they bottled the Bourbon Barrel Quadrupel.  That is the good news, the bad news is that the "angel's share" was bigger than we thought.  The barrel only yielded 18 cases of bottled beer after evaporation.   We are going to save a case for for special tastings and ageing. So that leaves only 17 cases to sell or 204 bottles!


So the beer should be at the distributor on Friday and we will get it next week!   We will work on the raffle portion of the beer.  With the small amount we received, I will sell 100 bottles with the raffle method and will update you on the other 104 bottles.


You know I will keep you up to date with the blog/facebook/twitter this weekend.   I am thinking next Friday February 17th as the official release date.


We cannot tell you how excited we are about this program and to be involved with local breweries in creating these rare, limited, and exciting beers.   I think it is very exciting for the beer community here in St. Louis and is a result of the close network we have and the amazing brewers and their willingness to participate.   This is just the first one to be bottled with 5 more beers in barrel and more on the way.  Click here to read more about the barrel program and scroll down the blog posts and check out the pictures..


Great looking bottle --

Picture and info from Schlafly.com




Bourbon Barrel Aged Quadrupel
Available in extremely limited quantity, exclusively at The Wine and Cheese Place.



ABV:
12 | IBU: 50
APPEARANCE: Deep mahogany, slightly hazy
PROCESS: Strong Belgian-style Ale; aged in a Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel for several months
HOPS: Marynka, Lublin (PL)
MALTS: 2-row malted barley, malted wheat, Munich malt, Special B malt, Caravienne, Dark Candi sugar
YEAST: Belgian Abbey Ale
OG:24.5
SRM:27

Our Quadrupel is easily one of the most rich and full bodied beers we make, so when Paul Hayden at The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton, Missouri asked us to age some in a bourbon barrel, we were happy to oblige. The resulting ale is loaded with oak and bourbon character, as well as the rich dried-fruit character of the Quadrupel. We have created a unique taste you will only find in this extremely limited edition. We filled just one bourbon barrel and may never produce this beer again, so enjoy!










Bridgeport Mix 12 pack


Bridgeport Beervana Brewer's box....$16.99 / 12pk



Nice mix of beers, 2 beers that are only available in the 12 pack

  • King Pin Triple Hopped Double Red Ale
  • IPA
  • Hop Czar
  • Dark Rain Black Pale Ale

Old school beers...


Some new beers/package from old school breweries...


New beer from Newcastle -- seasonal

Newcastle Founder's Ale....$7.79 / 6pk

Only one Limited Edition is special enough to bear the name Newcastle Founders Ale. The name, like the star on its label, is a tribute to the heritage of the five founding brewers of Victorian-era Newcastle. Its nutty brown color, light-bodied flavor and malty dry, bitter finish will make you as proud of our heritage as we are.






Corona Familiar....$3.49 / 32oz
There seems to be a big debate online if this is the same beer as "regular" Corona or if it is a different beer.  Some think it is the same beer just keeps better because it is in the brown bottle and some think it is a different beer.  Either way, we have it in stock now.


Now found in over 150 countries, Corona has become:
The #1 selling beer in Mexico
The #1 selling Mexican beer in the world
The #4 selling beer in the world









George Killian's Irish Red.....$6.29 / 6pk
I was told that they changed back to the original formula?  I could not find any information online about it though.  At minimum, it is a new package and in stock







Now in stock!!


River City Savories Cheese Spreads

The Wine and Cheese Place is the first and only place to have River City Savory Spreads in stock in St. Louis....



"What do you do when you have a surplus of dehydrated morel mushrooms? You think of ways to use them, create recipes and come up with a unique product that is the Morel Mushroom Cheese Spread. This cheese spread made its public debut at the Alton Farmers Market during the summer of 2010 and quickly became a very popular item all around town. A favorite served at dinner parties and wine tastings, we were often sold out before we could get set up for business. Not satisfied to be a one product venture, we added other flavors to our savory cheese spread line-up. We now create 30 different flavors of savory cheese spreads!!

River City Morel Mushroom Cheese Spread
Savory Cheese Spreads- The one that started it all. Our very popular morel mushroom cheese spread. A blend of cheeses and spices with a layer of morel mushrooms in the middle. A fabulous accent to your next steak, burger, baked potato or good just as a snack on crackers or bread.
Plus we also have these cheese spreads from River City
  • Wasabi and Salmon
  • Horseradish and bacon
  • Spinach and Artichoke
  • Blue Cheese 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Just Sweet Desserts



We are proud to have Just Sweets baker and founder, Andrea Reubin, at The Wine and Cheese Place presenting samples of her Chocolate Passion Cake.   Please join us to meet Andrea and taste her amazing creations!!  Check out her website to see the tasty treats

When: Saturday, February 11 from (1pm-4pm).
Where: The Wine and Cheese Place
               7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105 - 314.727.8788

She will be taking orders at the store for pick up for Valentine's Day.  This will optimize the quality of her Just Sweets for your Valentine.


"Chocolate Passion Cake"

The Chocolate Passion Cake is sure to send you howling with love: dark chocolate cake is covered with milk chocolate Italian buttercream, and finished with a bittersweet chocolate ganache. This cake will delight chocolate lovers one amazing bite after another. Fair trade, organic and local ingredients make the experience all the more delicious.


More info about Just Sweets:


Luxurious, Yum-tastic Desserts
with Fair Trade Certified Ingredients

Just Sweets bakes up the harvest of fair trade farmers to create extraordinary desserts that transform lives. Experience the art of yum with outrageous, sustainable, dessert luxury in every bite.

Just Sweets baker and founder Andrea Reubin’s philosophy is top-notch ingredients, as many local as possible, but first and foremost, for all ingredients that are produced in developing countries to be Fair Trade Certified. Fair Trade Certified ingredients translate into living wages that provide food, shelter, clean water, good health, education and build strong families who succeed. “My story is simple: I love dessert but it has to be worth it!”

Baking is always a balancing act to get just the right flavor, texture, and depth. By hand-crafting top-notch ingredients and living wages into luxury desserts, Just Sweets is exactly that, just sweets.






Big O Valentine's Basket


Special Missouri Valentine Basket!


Big O Ginger Liqueur and Kakao Chocolate Gift Basket....$49.99
The decorative, sea-grass basket contains a 750ml bottle of The Big O ginger liqueur, two cordial glasses, and a box of four hand-dipped truffles from Kakao Chocolates of St. Louis.

A sensual pairing - the delicate spice of The Big O ginger liqueur and the silky satisfaction of hand-dipped artisan truffles from Kakao Chocolate. Intensely satisfying!
Baskets are made to order to assure the freshness of the artisan chocolates. 

Orders must be placed by February 9th for Valentine's Day gifts. 
to order - call 314.727.8788
or email paul@wineandcheeseplace.com



Big O Ginger Liqueur - click here to read more

Kakao Chocolate - St. Louis, MO

Kakao strives for nothing short of the finest chocolate experience.

Brian Pelletier is the owner and chief chocolatier of Kakao Chocolate. The first 20 years of his career were spent toiling in the corporate world of business marketing, and it wasn’t until 2008 that he found his true passion – making people happy with delicious chocolate confections.

Kakao Chocolate uses only the finest all-natural ingredients, with no artificial flavors or colors. We hand-dip our confections in small batches in our St. Louis shop – the extra time and care we give to this process produces a higher quality you'll notice with your first bite.