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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Highly rated Cabernet --- great price...





2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon...$20.99
Compare to $30 at CSM Website
We are the lowest price on Wine-Searcher as of 3/31/12
Bright red-ruby. Sweet, inviting aromas of black raspberry, mocha, minerals, tobacco and mint complemented by ripe soil tones. Silky on entry, then sexy and seamless in the middle, with concentrated flavors of cassis, black plum and dark chocolate. At once plush and shapely, with ripe acidity giving the wine an impression of refinement. The ripe tannins reach the front teeth on the long finish, with violet and menthol elements providing lift. A lovely, classy cabernet.
Rated 92/100 International Wine Cellar

93 points - “Cellar Selection ” 
Year in and year out, the Cold Creek Vineyard sources perhaps the most ageworthy, perfectly structured Cabernet in the entire Ste. Michelle portfolio. In 2008 the alcohol hits 15%, yet the tight , dense, cassisladen body of the wine is intact, with an appropriate hint of herb. The length and balance once again suggest a wine that has decades of life ahead.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Friday, March 30, 2012

FRESH load of Brew Cocky!




New batch in stock bottled March 27, 2012  !!!!

FRESH!!!




2nd Shift Brewing Brew Cocky Ale....$11.99 / 750ml
"Yup, we love hops and this IPA puts them all up in your face.  Loads and Loads of Falcaner's Flight, a blend of Northwest hops was used in such a gratuitous manner heretofore not seen in these parts.  ENJOY" - label





Duckhon Decoy Wines on sale now!!!

From the famous Duckhorn Winery!








2010 Duckhorn Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon...$15.99
Compare to $25 on Duckhornwineshop.com
96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot
Produced to be lush and enjoyable upon release, the 2010 Decoy Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon has a seamless tannin structure, refreshing acidity and great length.
In the nose, rich dark fruit aromas are underscored by enticing oak-inspired notes of caramel, mocha and baking spices. These elements continue on the palate, which spotlights a rich core of blackberry and French plum flavors.


2009 Duckhorn Decoy Zinfandel....$15.99
Compare to $22 on Duckhornwineshop.com
Decoy Zinfandel allows us to explore this robust and appealing grape as a stand-alone wine.
This enticing Sonoma County wine highlights a bright red-fruit and spice expression of Zinfandel. The aromas are ripe and appealing, offering layers of strawberry jam, raspberry and sweet vanilla, as well as hints of chocolate-covered cherries and white pepper. On the palate, the entry is full and balanced with lovely cranberry notes supported by the subtle influence of fine oak.


2010 Duckhorn Decoy Pinot Noir...$15.99
Compare to $22 on Duckhornwineshop.com
Decoy Pinot Noir highlights a plush and approachable expression of Pinot Noir that is crafted to be ready upon release.
The aromas offer enticing layers of ripe strawberry, French plum, loganberry and anise, with hints of blueberry, cola and spice. On the palate, this medium-weight wine is graceful and inviting with abundant red fruit notes of raspberry, cherry and plum, as well as more sophisticated elements of forest floor and tobacco leaf, all supported by firm, age-worthy tannins and a streak of uplifting acidity.


2009 Duckhorn Decoy Merlot...$15.99
Compare to $25 on Duckhornwineshop.com
Drawing on our winemaking team’s expertise working with this varietal, the 2009 Decoy Napa Valley Merlot is lush and enticing with aromas of bright red cherry and plum, as well as subtle hints of sweet spice.
For more than three decades, Duckhorn Vineyards has been crafting exceptional Napa Valley Merlot. On the palate, the tannins are soft and approachable, adding length to the briar fruit and cranberry notes, and carrying the wine through to a lovely finish highlighting elements of ginger, vanilla, licorice and earth.


We are the lowest price on Wine-Searcher as of 3/30/12

Terrapin Collaboration with BFM





Terrapin Collaboration is here!!!


Very limited release!


Now online also








Terrapin Collaboration with BFM

Spike & Jerome's Collaboration Ale....$8.49 / 11.4oz
"BFM Spyke & Jérôme’s Cuvée Délirante" 
Rye Barleywine aged in Rum oak barrels.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Six Row Whiskey Barrel Aged Porter

In stock now at Forsyth, very limited!
and online now

Six Row Whiskey Barrel Aged Porter...$11.99 / 22oz
The Whiskey Barrel Aged Porter marks Six Row Brewing Company’s first special release barrel aged beer. The base beer for is modeled after a traditional session, English-style Robust Porter which was then aged for three months in freshly emptied Tennessee whiskey barrels. During this maturation process, the beer takes on unique flavors and nuances that would not otherwise be available in conventional metal aging vessels. The oak barrels provide much the same flavor components to the beer as they did to the whiskey previously housed in them; predominantly oak with vanilla, roast, and dark fruit flavors.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Home Brew Blends!

In stock now at Forsyth!!


Home Brew Series
Malt Blends



Urban Chestnut Zwickel Bavarian Style Lager...$11.99 / 5 lbs
Urban Chestnut Winged Nut Chestnut Ale / $11.99 / 5lbs

"When Mike Marino led the baking operations at St. Louis Bread Co. during his 16-year run there, freshness was a top priority. That hasn't changed in his latest venture: making custom malt blends for homebrewers that are based on professional breweries' recipes. "Some guys I've brewed with, you go into their basements and you'll see a bag of caramel malt that's been sitting there for a year, and they're still using it," Marino says. "I knew there had to be a better, cost-effective way for homebrewers to get fresh malts that are blended to match professional recipes."

On Thursday, Marino and two partners will launch Home Brew Blends in St. Louis. The company's first two products are malt blends that Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. uses in its flagship beers: Winged Nut chestnut ale and Zwickel German-style lager. Those 5-pound malt packs will retail for about $12.50 and include enough malts for a 2½-gallon batch of homebrew. Customers will have to buy hops, yeast and other ingredients -- like chestnuts if they want to make Winged Nut -- separately.

"This is not designed to be a straight-up clone kit, because that's kind of for beginners," Marino says, referring to recipes that allow homebrewers to replicate or "clone" certain commercially available beers. "I'm trying to attract the interest of intermediate and expert homebrewers, who will be able to use their skills to play around with different hops and yeasts." Urban Chestnut brewmaster Florian Kuplent will provide recipe tips on Home Brew Blends' website for customers to follow. "Lots of homebrewers enjoy cloning beers, but as far as we know, nobody's premixed the malt bill for them," Kuplent says. Home Brew Blends' Winged Nut and Zwickel malt kits will be available starting Thursday at Urban Chestnut (3229 Washington Boulevard). Marino says he hopes to find retail placement in homebrew shops, beer stores, markets and other locations soon. Kuplent and Urban Chestnut co-founder David Wolfe say they were enthusiastic when Marino approached them about this project. They believe the timing is perfect as they prepare to roll out Winged Nut and Zwickel for the first time in bottles. "Who knows, maybe other commercial brewers will pick up on this idea and pre-blend some of their beers for homebrewers as well," Wolfe says. "We think this idea is a natural way for craft brewers to be able to interact with the ever-growing populace of homebrewers."






Harveys A le Coq Imperial Extra


The last vintage we had in stock was 2003 -- finally back at The Wine and Cheese Place!
2009 Harveys A le Coq Imperial Extra...$5.99 / 9.3oz
Imperial Russian Stout 2009 ABV 9.0%
Regarded as one of the world's most unusual and prestigious beers, the recipe contains a dense concentration of varied malts and hops to produce a bottle conditioned stout. This brew will improve and develop complexity up to one year and has an intense flavour which is complex and distinctive. The roast, alcoholic and spicy notes combine in this unusually sweet & sour beer. Was judged best beer of its style at the 2009 World Beer Awards.