Saturday, March 24, 2012

WE WON! Best Place to Buy Wine AGAIN!!

Ladue News reader's poll for the BEST OF ST. LOUIS

Thank you for voting for us!!

Best Place to Buy Wine
"The Wine and Cheese Place is tops with our readers because no matter what your degree of wine knowledge—whether you fancy yourself a oenophile or are happy with wine in a box—the experts there can point you in the right direction. Stop wandering around and put your drinking in the hands of people who know what they’re doing. You can thank us later." -- Ladue News

Friday, March 23, 2012

Hoptimum is back

In stock now!! No limit, we have 5 cases in stock!

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum....$10.49 / 4pk

A group of hop-heads and publicans challenged our Beer Camp brewers to push the extremes of whole-cone hop brewing. The result is this: a 100 IBU, whole-cone hurricane of flavor. Simply put —Hoptimum: the biggest whole-cone IPA we have ever produced. Aggressively hopped, dry-hopped, AND torpedoed with our exclusive new hop varieties for ultra-intense flavors and aromas.

Resinous "new-school" and exclusive hop varieties carry the bold and aromatic nose. The flavor follows the aroma with layers of aggressive hoppiness, featuring notes of grapefruit rind, rose, lilac, cedar, and tropical fruit—all culminating in a dry and lasting finish.
info from Sierra Nevada

Free State Beer!

We have a little Free State in stock at our Forsyth location -- this will be it for now

Store news....

Still moving everything --
There will not be a Beer tasting tonight -- sorry
Working on the scotches and counted over 300 in stock!

Here are a few new beers....

New Holland Imperial IPA -- fresh
He'Brew Hop Manna IPA

Stone IPA - FRESH -- Bottled March 15

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New beers in stock..

If you have been in the store this last week, you know we have been doing some major re-arranging --

So I am way behind on posting new products....

Here are a few new ones that I have not posted yet....


Unibroue Grande Reserve 17Anniversary
Boulder Mojo Risin' 4pks
Charleville Hoptimistic -- new label and now in 6 packs
Left Hand Smoke Jumper
New Planet -- Gluten Free beers -- 3 flavors

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New batch of Double Trouble...

Forsyth just got in Founders Double Trouble (the second batch of 2012) -- all four of our stores should get some today.  Very limited - 1 / 4pk per person.

Founders Double Trouble Imperial IPA... $8.99 / 4pk

"An imperial IPA that was brewed to turn your world upside down. Hops have got you coming and going. Pungent aromatics up front paired with a malt balanced backbone and a smooth bitter finish." -- Founders
9.4% ABV
86 IBU’S

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

95 Pointer - limited release...

The Wine Spectator
Rated 95/100
Highly Recommended
2009 Quinta Vallado Touriga Nacional Douro....$58.99
"Very polished and ripe, with intense mocha and spice aromas and powerful flavors of blackberry, French roast coffee and black olive. The long finish is filled with effusive dark chocolate and Asian spice notes, with hints of toast and cream. Drink now through 2020. 3,458 cases made. –KM"

Lancyre Roussanne

2009 Lancyre Roussanne....$17.99
This has consistently been one of my favorite whites over the past 3-4 years.  2009 is no exception, it is drinking great now, but can easily age for another 5 years.   Yes, this white ages very well. 

Tasting Notes: Aromas of peaches and country hay on the nose, with just a touch of spearmint and honey. Big, bold and crisp, with great freshness on the palate.
Serve With: Enjoy this distinctive, unoaked white on its own, or with poultry, creamy pasta dishes, or seafood (especially sole or fried calamari).
--- Dan Kravitz, importer

2008 Lancyre Pic St.-Loup Vieilles Vignes....$21.99

$25 suggested retail Wine Spectator
Very well-structured, with a concentrated array of dark plum, kirsch and peppered beef flavors that are dense and powerful. The ripe, muscular finish oozes baker's chocolate and savory herb, with hints of sweet basil. Drink now through 2015. 4,200 cases made. –KM
Rated 91/100 The Wine Spectator

90 pointer and a bargain - Pena

2009 Cuvee de Pena....$11.99
The as usual Carignan-based red 2009 Cuvee de Pena is simply the finest of its illustrious bargain-priced breed that I have tasted (and I go back 20 years with this cuvee and its predecessor), which also makes it a mind-boggling value! Clean and polished, concentrated but unexaggerated, this delivers sweet fruit with soil and soul. Ripe cherry, black raspberry, and purple plum are shadowed by their distilled counterparts in a high-toned nose and practically gush on the palate. Pungent, resinous herbs, smoky black tea, toasted pecan, brown spices, and crushed stone all serve for aromatic and gustatory interest, leading to a brightly juicy yet deeply rich finish. Buy it by the case, delight and - if you dare reveal its price - amaze your guests over at least the next couple of years, though quite possibly longer. (And we wine snobs need to stick this into some blind tastings to put quality-price rapport into perspective, and perhaps some prejudices to rest.)
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

Pierre Boniface

Boniface Caprice des Rocailles Sparkling Rosé...$19.99
Tasting Notes: Produced entirely from Gamay, this sparkling rosé is a wine of immense charm, offering ripe strawberry/raspberry aromas and a refreshing acidity to balance its subtle sweetness.
Serve With: A versatile wine, it can be enjoyed on its own, or paired with your favorite desserts - it marries especially well with dark chocolate, fruit tarts, tortes, fruit-topped cheesecake or Tiramisu.

info from importer, Dan Kravitz

Beer news...

Got a surprise load of 2 cases of 
Bells Expedition Stout today!!!

Ska Modus Hoperandi is a new fresh batch -- Canned on March 3

Westverletten not coming to Missouri???

Westverletten update -- 

I just talked to Lisa at Manneken Imports  and she said they have every intention of coming to Missouri.  They are still waiting to complete the deal with Westvleteren before the can confirm anything.  So at this point things look good  (or at least better).

Monday, March 19, 2012

Leinie Big Eddy Wee Heavy

Leinenkugel Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale...4 packs
Our Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale is a tip of the cap to the brewers of Scotland. A blend of eight robust malts give Wee Heavy its complex flavor which is balanced by notes of dark chocolate, toffee and caramel.