Saturday, July 21, 2012

Noon in stock now!!

Very limited -- call 314.727.8788 to reserve
2010 Noon Reserve Shiraz..$89.99
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Reserve Shiraz is a little closed at this stage, revealing a subtle earthy character over restrained notes of creme de cassis, mulberries and licorice, plus hints of cloves, lavender, spice cake, espresso and bacon fat. Very concentrated and richly fruited on the full bodied palate, the muscular fruit is well supported by a firm level of finely grained tannins with medium-high acid to lend just enough lift, finishing long. This wine is for the long haul and should drink best 2014 to 2024+. 
Rated 97+/100 The Wine Advocate

2010 Noon Eclipse....$71.99
Deep garnet-purple colored, Noon’s 2010 Eclipse offers an intense, complex nose with a core of ripe black cherries and blackberries over hints of mint, dark chocolate, violets, yeast extract and toast. Full bodied yet beautifully elegant in the mouth, it offers an excellent concentration of fruit marked by crisp acid and a medium to firm level of grainy tannins. The finish is long and layered. Still youthfully taut and primary, it should drink best 2013 to 2020+. 
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Ardbeg Day Scotch

Ardbeg Day Scotch....$79.99

Very little came in to St. Louis
We sold out in minutes when it arrived -

but one person changed their mind and I have 1 bottle up for grabs
Sorry - gone again that did not take long

Tasting today at Forsyth!

The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth tasting TODAY

7435 Forsyth Blvd Clayton, MO 317-727-8788

Saturday WineTasting  

Saturday July 21, 2012 from 12pm-4pm
2009 Mas de Brunes “Cuvée des Cigales”  100% SYRAH!
2009 La Ginestra Chianti 
Cueva de Las Manos Cabernet Sauvignon
Fronterra Chardonnay
Weinkeller Erbach Silvaner

Plus some liquor
Dry Fly Vodka
Knob Creek 9Year Old Bourbon (our own Barrel)
Plus a single Malt Scotch

Friday, July 20, 2012

Urban Chestnut Barrel Aged

New label approved for Urban Chestnut gets approved --

First look at their Barrel-Aged Series label....
hopefully we will see some at The Wine and Cheese Place

Duncan Taylor Dalmore 20yr

Rare Duncan Taylor  Scotch

Limited, only 9 bottles available.

This is our second batch of this incredible scotch.
Duncan Taylor Dalmore 20 Year Old...$94.99
Distilled 1990
Bottled 2010
Only 305 bottles produced

The critically acclaimed and award winning Rare Auld collection represents Single Malt and Single Grain Scotch whiskies of outstanding quality from Scotland’s prime whisky producing regions - Speyside, Islay, Highland, Island, Lowland and Campbeltown.

The majority of casks within this range are over 30 years old. They include a variety of cask types including Sherry, Port, American Oak Bourbon and wine.

The whiskies are bottled as single casks at cask strength with no chillfiltration or colouring. Each bottle of this collection is individually identified with information detailing the distillery and region or origin, distillation date, cask number, cask strength, date bottled and individual bottle number from the limited number available in each cask.

Dalmore might just be the most legendary distillery in the world when it comes to creating stunning whisky with real provenance. Even the distillery itself looks incredible, as it overlooks the Cromarthy Firth - an estuary from whose banks rise impressive slopes specked with green thicket and wooded copse. The house style is undeniably one of rich, full-bodied whisky, with orange, chocolate and coffee flavours and Dalmore whisky is regularly enjoyed as a post dinner digestif.

Each hand-selected cask is matured at the original distillery to allow it to age in the environment in which it was distilled. A cask is only bottled when it reaches its optimum age and quality.

Kansas Clean Distilled

In stock now currently at our Rock Hill location only

Come taste it at Rock Hill tomorrow 
July 21 from noon until 4pm

Kansas Clean Distilled Whiskey...$23.99 / 750ml

One Roq Vodka Tasting at Rock Hill

One Roq Vodka Tasiting
Saturday July 21 from 1pm to 3pm
at our Rock Hill Location
9755 Manchester Road
Rock Hill, MO 63105

One Roq Vodka....$21.99 / 750ml
One Roq Vodka Reserve....$23.99 / 750ml
One Roq Vodka Raspberry ....$21.99 / 750ml

"America's Premium Vodka"
Glass Column Distilled from Iowa Corn and Colorado Mountain Spring Water
Gluten, Sulfite and Sodium Free - First Worldwide
Authentic American Production

One Roq wants to break the stereotype that the best Vodka comes must be imported!

Perennial Violet and Homefront IPA

Just got a note from Chris at our Rock Hill location that they scored another case of Perennial Violet and Homefront IPA --

in stock now at our Rock Hill location only!!!!

Limited release....
Perennial Artisan Ales Violet...$11.99 / 750ml
"Violet is a Belgian-Style tripel brewed with pluots, a fruit that is a cross between a plum and an apricot.  Although Perennial likes to use local produce, for this beer and exception was made, as pluots provide a distinctive flavor both refreshing and complex.  The beer's light to medium body disguises the ABV and allows you to explore the marriage between the pluots and hops.  Violet's fruiter notes are quelled with a dry finish that lends itself nicely to light summer dishes." - Perennial

Perennial Artisan Ales Homefront IPA....$12.99 / 750ml
 "Homefront IPA is brewed to honor our veterans as they return home from duty.  It was conceived by MLB pitcher Chris Ray and brewed last year with Fremont Brewing.  We at Perennial are very excited and honored to be a part of brewing this year's batch.  Homefront IPA is brewed with oranges and aged on Louisville Slugger bats.  Operation Homefront provides financial assistance to the families of our service members and proceeds from the sale of this beer will be donated to Operation Homefront." - label

"Cardinals pitcher Kyle McClellan is proud to sponsor Hops for Heroes and thanks Perennial Artisan Ales for participating."

More info about the cause....
Homefront IPA is a collaborative beer developed in 2011 by Fremont Brewing Company and Center of the Universe Brewing Company in order to raise money and awareness for Operation Homefront. Operation Homefront is a charity that provides emergency assistance to our military heroes and their families. Aged on Louisville Slugger maple bats, this IPA does more than just quench your thirst, it improves the lives of our soldiers. All proceeds from the sale of this beer go to the local Operation Homefront chapters.

This year, in addition to the efforts of Fremont and Center of the Universe breweries, Cigar City, Perennial Artisan Ales, SlyFox, St. Arnold’s and 21st Amendment breweries have joined forces to expand this effort nationwide.

For more info about the Homefront IPA project, visit

To donate directly to Operation Homefront, please visit

Russian River Brewing at The Wine and Cheese Place

Russian River Collaboration with Sierra Nevada Brux....$12.99

Sold out - might be a bottle that will end up on the shelf after I check.

From Russian River Brewing Blog

"I'm sure many of you have heard about our collaboration with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company! This 2 year, 2 brewery, 2 family project is about to hit the streets and hopefully make it to a bottle shop near you! Set for National Release in July (I bet you thought you would never hear me say something like that!), BRUX was brewed in Chico (at Sierra Nevada) and will go through their distribution channels, which will, of course, greatly increase your chances of getting a couple of bottles. BRUX is a "domesticated wild ale", or an ale fermented with Belgian yeast, finished by a secondary bottle fermentation with Brettanomyces bruxellensis. It's a little more than 8% alcohol, very dry, earthy, spicy, and tasty. But wait, there's more! About 99% of BRUX was bottled in 750 ml bottles, so there will be almost none available on draft. Almost none, meaning that our brewpubs, Russian River and Sierra Nevada, will have it available on draft in July! The Russian River BRUX draft release is set for July 5th at 5pm at our pub in Downtown Santa Rosa. We will have no bottles or growlers available to go at our brewery due to state liquor laws. Then we move to Chico for Sierra Nevada's release on July 9th where they will have plenty of bottles for sale. Not sure about those details other than Vinnie and I are planning to attend! I do hope you get a chance to taste this exceptional collaboration with our friends at Sierra Nevada!


 Bottles of BRUX and Pliny just hanging out together! " -- Russian River Brewing Blog

Fresh Ska

Fresh Ska in stock!!!

Fresh Ska Modus Hoperandi is here!!
Canned July 16!!!  - 4 days old

Back in stock --

A couple of new batches of these two Stillwaters are back in stock 

In stock at Forsyth and online

Stillwater As Follows....$9.99 / 750ml
Rated 96/100 RateBeer
(fl) v. fol·lowed, fol·low·ing, fol·lows 
1. To come or go after; proceed behind 2. To move along the course of; take 3. To adhere to; practice 4. To engage in (a trade or occupation); work at 5. To come after in order, time, or position 6. To occur or be evident as a consequence of 7. To grasp the meaning or logic of; understand

"An Eschatalogical Ale"
They felt the need to put the definition of "follow" on the label, but not "Eschatalogical" - so I added the definition....
noun \ˌes-kə-ˈtä-lə-jē\
plural es·cha·tol·o·gies

Definition of ESCHATOLOGY
1: a branch of theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world or of humankind
2: a belief concerning death, the end of the world, or the ultimate destiny of humankind; specifically : any of various Christian doctrines concerning the Second Coming, the resurrection of the dead, or the Last Judgment

Stillwater Cellar Door...$9.99 / 750ml
Rated 97 on RateBeer and 100 on RateBeer for Style
"over the ages the term 'cellar door' has numerously been referred to as the most beautiful term in the English language. upon setting out to create the first summer addition to the Stateside line up of ales; the feeling that almost instantly came to me was that of beauty & cleansing. many summer offerings tend to lack the complexity of their bigger, colder season counterparts; so my goal was to craft an ale of extreme balance with a delicate complexity that allows for contemplation while also providing quaffable refreshment. starting with a base of German wheat & pale malts this crisp slightly hazy foundation was then accented with a blend of Sterling & Citra hops providing a intricate blend of herbal grass & tangerine citrus flavors and aroma. to pull this all together and to complete the 'cleansing' aspect of my vision i gently finished the ale off with a touch of white sage, lending a mild earthy spice character to the blend. of course let's not forget our house saison yeast that brought all the elements together leaving a dry yet intricate finish" -- Stillwater Blog.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Schlagl Malz Konig

Must be rare, we are the only place in the world to show availability on RateBeer :)

Schlagl Malz Konig...$3.29 / pint
Only native Gertenmalz gives the dark, moderately sweet type of beer a royal flavor. The rich Schlägl "malt King" is especially good for beer mixtures.

Plus these are in stock...
Schlagl Abtei Pils....$3.29 / pint
Rated 98 on Ratebeer in the Classic German Pilsner

Schlagl Kristall Lager....$3.29 / pint

Rated 98 on Ratebeer in the Dortmunder/Helles Style

Schlagl Roggen Gold Rye Ale....$3.49 / pint
Austria's first and only rye beer.
Thrive in the beautiful hilly landscape of the Mühlviertel barley, hops and best "Schlägl Rye", the indigenous ingredients for the delicious Schlägl "Organic Rye". 

Innstadt new beers in stock

Innstadt Edelsud...$3.29 / pint
A house specialty. this "Keller/Zwickel" beer is top fermented and aged in Innstadt's cellars for 6-8 weeks before bottling.

Innstadt Schwarze Extra...$3.29 / pint
An elegant, dark beer in the best of old brewing tradition with 5.1% alcohol by volume. The "Extra Black" is brewed according to the Innstadt old recipe and is typical in taste. A treat for the lovers of real old Bavarian brewing.

Innstadt Doppel Bock...$3.29 / pint
The special beer for the season. Dark, like a Doppelbock must be refined, spicy and strong as he has always been brewed. A strong beer sensuous delight for all connoisseurs. The "light and sweet Strong" has an alcohol content of 7.2 vol% and flatters with its subtle malt flavor.

Innstadt Passauer Weisse Hefeweizen...$3.29 / pint
Passau is the home of “white” beer in Bavaria. first produced over 500 years ago in the Bavarian forests. Wheat was very rare back then, and "wheat beer" was considered an exclusive beer for Kings, Princes and other Royalty. Only a few very special breweries were granted the right to brew this prized wheat beer and Passau's Innstadt Brauerei was commissioned in 1579. This great nectar of the gods is still today considered one of Bavaria's greatest wheat beers.

Blonde ale with Ginger and Honey

Crabtree Ginger Bee...$9.49 / 6pk

Blonde ale with ginger and honey
The Facts:
Alcohol By Volume: 6.5% 
SRM: 4.4 
IBU's: 11.2 

*Brewed with Fresh Hand-Cut Ginger!
*60 lbs. of CO Orange Blossom Honey in every batch!

At Crabtree we're a hive of activity, creating great beers that are the bees knees! This light and crisp blonde ale is a balanced flavor of fresh cut Ginger and Orange Blossom Honey. Feel the buzz!

Java Juice

Java Juice....$12.99 / 100ml
For cocktails, cooking, baking and coffee drinks
Bake it into cakes and brownies!

Pure certified organic coffee extract
About 7-10 coffee drinks per bottle
Originally, he created a coffee extract as an efficient way to make iced-blended mocha drinks. With Java Juice extract, the baristas didn't waste time or coffee pulling espresso shots and the Java Juice didn't melt the ice in the blended drinks. The result was a smoother creamier drink with more coffee flavor. Soon Java Juice became the standard at groundwork coffeehouses and customers began to buy it by the quart. Over time, the extract won a devoted following among surfers, body builders, cyclists, bartenders and chefs. Enthusiasm for Java Juice® on the road was so great, the next step was obvious: The portable version. The outdoor retail industry embraced it and we kept on going. Java Juice® was a product whose time had come. Java Juice® the industry leader organic in travel coffee.

What is Java Juice®?
Java Juice is 100% liquid organic coffee extract made in the USA from the finest Arabica coffee beans. Just add hot or cold water to Java Juice coffee concentrate to make a delicious cup of coffee, anytime, anywhere. Merging eco- sustainability with convenience, Java Juice® marks a quantum leap in quality and convenience for single serve coffee. For true gourmet coffee on the go, Java Juice is the answer.

How do I make coffee with it? 
Just add about 15ml (1/2 oz) of Java Juice to hot or cold filtered water for a cup of coffeehouse-quality coffee. It's that easy. Add Java Juice to milk for a fast and easy latte. Adjust to your own taste by adding as much or little liquid for preferred strength. If you want to make a hot coffee drink, ALWAYS heat your liquid first. Then add your Java Juice.

When do I use Java Juice® coffee extract? 
When you don't have time to brew, Java Juice is ready anytime, anywhere. If you're a coffee connoisseur, Java Juice will meet your standard for "ready brew." Bring it with you on the road, for hotels, or on a distant mountaintop. If you can find clean water, Java Juice will magically transform it into delicious coffee. It's perfect for all outdoor activities. You can take Java Juice rock-climbing, fishing, hiking, or to the gym. Java Juice extract is also used as a culinary ingredient; check out our recipes page.

We use 100% organic beans, grown and harvested from fairly traded sources. Completely machine-less, there's no gadget to plug in or plastic leftovers to throw away. Java Juice packaging is recyclable and Java Juice extract is 100% premium Arabica coffee extract and nothing else. No additives, preservatives, or sugar.

How much caffeine in Java Juice®? 
100 mg. per 15ml of Java Juice -  Or about the same amount found in a double shot of espresso. is fairly traded, kosher, shade-grown and 100% organic. No additives or preservatives. It that can be used as an alternative to brewing, as a gourmet cooking ingredient, for mixed drinks and much, much more. Finally, a single-serving pouch of organic coffee. Made with triple filtered water.

How do you extract juice from a coffee bean?
Think of a Godzilla-sized French press. We start with the finest premium grade 100% Arabica coffee beans, then roast and grind them to perfection, and then through proprietary process, we extract a concentrated liquid, while retaining all of the aroma and body of fresh brewed coffee.

What do you do with the coffee grinds?
The proprietary process has been designed with energy efficiency and environmental concerns in mind. One hundred percent of the extracted coffee waste is press dried and burned to create energy for local utility companies.

What is Kosher and Parve?
Kosher literally means fit, or proper. The term kosher is used to describe food and drink that has been prepared in hyper-sanitary conditions. Parve refers to foods that don't contain dairy products. Often the word appears on packages.

Our Story
Java Juice® was developed in Venice, California by master coffee roaster Richard Karno the founder of popular Los Angeles coffee houses, groundwork coffee llc.

St. Louis Craft Beer Week

The Wine and Cheese Place is involved in a number of events 
for 4th Annual St. Louis Craft Beer Week

Monday, July 30th
Goose Island Beer and Cheese Pairing

 – The Wine and Cheese Place Clayton – 6PM-7:30PM

$15 / person - 
Reservations are required click here to make reservations or call (314-727-8788) 
Join Goose Island’s Suzanne Wolcott (Head of Education for Goose Island and Certified Cicerone ) as she pairs some delicious vintage ales from Goose Island with the extensive and equally delicious cheeses from the Wine and Cheese Place. 

Here are the beers and cheeses we are scheduled to taste:  

Goose Island IPA - reception beer 

Matilda paired with Tallegio (raw milk)

Sofie paired with Delice de Bourgogne Triple Creme

Pepe Nero with Cave Aged Gruyere

Pere Jacques paired with a with 5 year Old Gouda
Bramble Rye paired with chocolate


Thursday August 2nd
St. Louis Breweries VS. America
$20 / person
With the increased choices in beers from St. Louis and the local area, we wanted to see how they stand up on the national level.

Reservations are required click here to make reservations or call (314-727-8788) 

IPA Flight - possible beers * 
Schlafly AIPA
O'Fallon 5 day
2nd Shift one of their IPAs
Bells Two Hearted Ale
Odell IPA
Founders Centennial

Porter Flight - possible beers * 
Six Row Porter
Crown Valley Porter
Founders Porter
Odell Porter
Deschutes Black Butte

*Beers subject to change depending on what is fresh and available at the time of the event.  


SOLD OUT -- Friday August 3rd (7:00pm-8:30pm)

Wine vs. Beer : The Re-match
It is going to be a great event for both wine and beer lovers!
Special Guest-  Evan Benn of the St. Louis Post Dispatch returns for another edition.

This class will feature wine vs. beer paired with some cheese and light appetizers. We have our own Aaron Zwicker picking the wines and Evan Benn, beer writer for the St. Louis Post Dispatch "Hip Hops"picking the beers. Which will match better with the food?  This will be a fun and informative event for both wine and beer lovers.  Something for everyone for this re-match

$25 / person

Each course will be paired with both a Beer and a Wine
Menu for Wine vs. Beer
Durham's Tracklements Smoked Salmon Bruschetta

Beer: Urban Chestnut Winged Nut
Wine: TBA

Cole's Ventresca Tuna and White Bean Salad

Beer: O'Fallon Black Hemp
Wine: TBA

Baetje Farms Cheese Plate
Beer: 2nd Shift Mullineaux
Wine: TBA

Kreilich Farm Bacon Wrapped Blue Cheese Stuffed Date
Beer: Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
Wine: TBA

Reservations are limited and required - click here to reserve a seat


We are proud to announce a tasting with Stone Brewing Co. including a couple of beers from their cellars!!!

The Wine and Cheese Place Stone Brewing Co. Beer Tasting
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105 314.727.8788
Open House
Friday August 3rd from 4-6pm

Open house, no reservations needed on this one........

The Wine and Cheese Place is proud to host a special Stone Brewing tasting
including a couple of rare beers coming from Stone Brewing...
Stone Brewing IRS 2008
Stone Brewing Double Bastard Ale 2009 Vintage Ale
Stone Brewing 15th Anniversary - The limited edition "Comic Bottle" that was mostly just sold at the brewery -- read more on the Full Pint

We will have will use 2 bottles of these for tasting until they are gone and we will have the other 22 bottles for sale to the first people that want them starting at 4pm.  No pre-arrival reservations.

We will also taste a selection of other Stone Brewing beers also that night including many of your favorites.  I will set the list as we get closer.  

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

St. Louis Breweries VS. America

Check out the bonus flight...

St. Louis Breweries VS. America
With the increased choices in beers from St. Louis and the local area, we wanted to see how they stand up on the national level.
  • Thursday August 2nd (6pm:7:30)
  • $20 / person
  • IPA Flight - possible beers 
  •     Schlafly AIPA,  O'Fallon 5 day, 2nd Shift one of their IPAs, Bells Two Hearted Ale, Odell IPA, Founders Centennial
  • Porter Flight - possible beers 
  •      Six Row Porter,  Crown Valley Porter, Founders Porter, Odell Porter, Deschutes Black Butte
Plus we will have a bonus Union Jack flight -- this is the bonus round for research and education.  It will be a blind flight of 4 glasses of Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA.  I took a case of Firestone Walker and will treat each 6 pack differently.    We will see how much these factors will affect the beer...
  • One will be perfect shape, stored in a cool dark place
  • One is stored dark, but in my 90+ degree garage
  • One is stored cool, but over exposed to light for an extended time
  • One is going be stored dark, but in and out of the refrigerator repeatedly.

seating is limited

MAGNUMS of Cuvee Angelique

Toren Cuvee Angelique Historic Recipe...$32.99 / Magnum

"The “Speciale Belge” beer style was created in 1904 for a brewing contest that was organized by the Universities of Belgium. The goal was to improve the quality of Belgian beer. The winner was a new style, called “Belge”. Due to the success in the contest, a number of brewers decided to brew the style and called it “Speciale Belge”.
A “Speciale Belge” is pale amber in color (slighly darker than a pilsner) as brewers tried to copy the color of pilsner in a top fermenting ale. Later the color became darker as pilsners became very common to prove that the style is something special." - importer
Rated 96/100 RateBeer 

Exclusive Belgian Ale mix pack!

Exlusive Belgian Ale....$18.99 / 6pk
Includes 6 different beers....
Piraat Triple
Gulden Draak
Leute Bokbier
Augustijn Blond, Donker and Grand Cru

John's Premium® Tonic Syrup

Our next case just arrived yesterday...
we already have a number of regulars for it and restaurants buying it.

Taking mixology to the next level...
We are proud to introduce to St. Louis....

John's Premium® Tonic Syrup...$6.99 / 4oz

Hand crafted, small batch tonic water
"Why do you order top shelf Vodka or Gin instead of rot gut swill from the well? We both know the answer, TASTE! Here is the alternative to elusive bottled Premium Tonic Water. Gin and Tonic was one of the first drinks I ever ordered out, and from that moment on it has been my drink of choice. I loved to try new Gins but never thought about the other main component, the tonic water. Should the tonic be as, if not more important then the alcohol? Why pay top $ for a premium liquor only to mix it with flavored corn syrup! Since 2008 I have served this recipe at Tuck Shop, the restaurant I run here in Phoenix Arizona, with tremendous response. Packaged as a syrup to eliminate high postage and product going flat, all you add is soda water. While my product is in no way cheap, I feel after your first glass you will understand that just like a premium alcohol, you get what you pay for. "

Enjoy the pleasure of a handcrafted,
small batch product, without all the hassle. 

Sincerely, John C.

Featured in Saveur Magazine
"Despite my abiding love for the stuff, I must admit, tonic water can be problematic. For one, I can never seem to finish a liter before it goes flat. What's more, most mass-market tonic waters contain sketchy ingredients, like high fructose corn syrup and sodium benzoate, that are unworthy of the great gins I blend them with. If I buy those tiny glass bottles of fancy tonic instead, they cost me a pretty penny.

Recently, though, a friend gave me a bottle of John's Premium Tonic Syrup. It's a concentrate that I can mix into drinks at my discretion. The ingredients—real cinchona bark, fresh citrus juices (orange, lemon, and lime), lemongrass, organic agave nectar, plus "secret" herbs and spices—are alluringly pure. The color is a natural amber (it's made with actual bark instead of quinine, the colorless isolate found in most tonic waters); when mixed with seltzer, the drink looks like unfiltered ale, yet tastes like the essence of tonic: bracing quinine complemented by fragrant citrus, with a subtle balanced sweetness.

Created in 2008 by John Cavanagh for Tuck Shop, the restaurant he manages in Phoenix, Arizona..."When customers in England tell me they like it, I think, 'Wow, you guys invented tonic!'" says Cavanagh. "Then I know that it's good." In addition to making the most refreshing gin and tonic, the syrup stands in for vermouth in a brisk martini, helps transform whiskey into the most summery old-fashioned when used in place of bitters, and is delicious with sparkling water and grapefruit juice in a nonalcoholic aperitif. I loved it as a kid, and I'm thrilled to have found that tonic has grown up with me"
Anna Stockwell, Saveur Magazine - read the full article