Saturday, September 8, 2012

Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Ales

I have not kept up with all of the Pumpkin and Oktoberfest beers in stock  --

Paulaner Wiesn Bier 1 LITER CAN with mug....$12.99 / each

Gift set of a Paulaner 1 liter can of Wiesn Bier  "Limited edition authentic beer of the 200th Munich Oktoberfest". Plus you get a giant Paulaner glass mug that the whole liter can fits into!

This is what the mug looks like...

Other Oktoberfest still in stock.....
Becks Oktoberfest 6pks
Paulaner Oktoberfest 6pks
Paulaner Wiesn Oktobefest Liter
Point Oktoberfest 12 pack cans
Boulevard Bobs 47 Oktoberferfest
Avery Kaiser
Goose Island Harvest Ale
Hofbrau Oktoberfest
Ayinger Oktoberfest

Pumpkin ales in stock...
O'Fallon Pumpkin
Schlafly Pumpkin
Southern Tier Pumking (18 bottles left)
Charleville Witches Brew'mm ( 6 bottles left)
Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin 6pks
New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin
Buffalo Bills Pumpkin

Friday, September 7, 2012

Bargain Sparkling....

In stock at all locations....

Segura Viuda Brut Reserve Cava....$7.99 / 750ml
Everyday low price!  
Case price also available

"Segura Viudas hand crafts distinctive, artisan méthode champenoise sparkling wines according to Cava traditions begun over 100 years ago. Steeped in rich Spanish heritage and situated on an estate that dates to the 11th century, Segura Viudas draws on this legacy, blending it with modern winemaking to create sophisticated yet approachable Cavas. The Segura Viudas wines come from the renowned Penedès region of Spain just outside of Barcelona. Extraordinary wines built for everyday consumption, our flagship line includes Brut Reserva and Extra Dry, fruity and aromatic cuvées resulting from an elevated percentage of Macabeo, and the dry, berry-driven Brut Rosé." -- winery

Winemaker's Notes
Aromas are of white fruits, citrus, tropical fruits, and light floral notes. The palate is exquisite, complex and full of flavor, with good acidity and notes of lime and pineapple. It is dry and long on the finish.

Wine in a purse!!!

In stock now at Forsyth, come taste it tonight from 4-6pm....Friday 9/7

Wine in a box, shaped like a purse...just grab an go

Volere Pinot Grigio....$13.99 / 1.5ltr Box
Volere Merlot Pinot Noir...$13.99 / 1.5ltr Box

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wine in a purse --

Coming tomorrow --
Volere Wine in a box in a purse....

This wine in a box is shaped like a purse...

4 Hands Brewing Cuvee Ange

Sold out at Forsyth -- thanks very much.
Call Rock Hill 314.962-8150
or New Ballas 314.989.0020

4 Hands Brewing Cuvee Ange...$12.99 / 22oz
"Cuvee Ange was inspired by the French Oak wine barrels we used for this project that once housed all French wine varietals. Fermented with wild yeast and aged in a combination of Cabernet, Merlot, and Grenache barrels with raspberries and blackberries, Cuvee Ange is a fruity, tart, complex ale. Cuvee Ange pours a bright rose with aromas of fruit, funk, and wood."

4 Hands Brewing
Sold out -- thanks very much
You have 7 days to pick up your bottles or they will go back out for sale.  Thanks.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A great Pinot deal for you...

We scored only 10 cases of this wine at this great price...

In stock at Forsyth 
(reserve it online for pick up at other stores, allow a few days to transfer)

2009 Lincourt Pinot Noir Lindsay's Sta. Rita Hills...$15.99
We are the lowest price on Wine-Searcher
Compare to $30 at Lincourt Winery
"Beautiful blackberry and lightly toasted oak on the nose and palate. Turns to spices and meat. Full-bodied, with soft tannins and a long finish. Balanced and pretty. Drink now or hold."
Rated 92/100 James Suckling

Who is James Suckling?
You know him from his 29 years of reviews as a senior editor of The Wine Spectator.  He has one of the most trusted and respected palates in the wine industry.
James Suckling retired from The Wine Spectator back in 2010 after 29 years of reviewing wines in order to start his own rating site.
"I worked for 29 years as an editor of the American wine magazine The Wine Spectator as well as its sister publication on cigars, Cigar Aficionado. I have probably tasted about 150,000 wines in my career. Read Wikipedia for my full, more detailed biography." -- James Suckling

New Lambics

Available online now

Some very different flavors...

De Troch Chapeau Apricot...$6.49 / 12.7oz
De Troch Chapeau Banana...$6.49 / 12.7oz
De Troch Chapeau Exotic...$6.49 / 12.7oz
De Troch Chapeau Strawberry...$6.49 / 12.7oz

Brouwerij De Troch is renowned the world over for it’s wide variety of fruit lambic beers. After tasting aging lambic from the oak casks at his brewery, brewer Pauwel Raes carefully blends together these spontaneously fermented beers with natural fruit juices. The results — a family of unique and delicious fruit beers!

In Wambeek, Belgium – a small town in the bucolic countryside west of Brussels – the De Troch-Raes family has been crafting lambic beer since the early 1700s, and in the same farmhouse continuously since 1860. Today, Pauwel Raes – a seventh-generation brewmaster – ably continues his family’s artisanal tradition. Brouwerij De Troch is unique, even in the rarefied world of lambic brewing: It is an independent, family-owned concern that brews, ages, blends, and bottles under the same roof.

Lambic Beer
Lambics are the oldest continuously brewed style of beer in the world. Their distinctive flavor is the result of “spontaneous fermentation” – utilizing the wild yeasts and microflora in the natural environment. To earn the appellation “lambic” this process must occur at one of a handful of peer-recognized breweries in Belgium’s Senne River Valley, all of whom follow traditional methods.

De Troch releases their output exclusively under the brand name Chapeau, offering the most extensive and diverse selection of fruit lambics, including flavors such as Banana and the pineapple juice flavored Exotic, alongside the classic cherry-fruited Kriek and other traditional fruit blends.

Charbay distilled Racer 5 Beer

Exciting release - don't miss this one...

In stock at Forsyth and online

Whiskey made by distilling 
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA!!

Whiskey lovers and beer lovers unite!

Charbay Hop Flavored Whiskey R5 Clear...$44.99
Charbay Hop Flavored Whiksey R5 Aged...$62.99
Marko has bottled first release of R5 C Whiskey in 'Clear' and 'Aged'...

The beer is distilled in double copper alambic charentais pots 24 hours a day for nine days straight before being aged for 22 months in French Oak. The result offers a definite whiskey taste profile with clear notes of hops, fruit, and malt when sipped. Distiller Marko Karakasevic, who started such experimentation with a pilsner-fueled light whiskey for Charbay nearly fourteen years ago, says he used 6,000 gallons of Racer 5 to produce 590 gallons of the spirit.

I'm going to share what was written from a recent event - so this isn't just Marko's Mom telling you about this exciting upcoming Charbay Whiskey!

Bear Republic's Racer 5 IPA Becomes a Whiskey 
6/12/12 at 1:40 PM

Drink.Eat.Play's cocktail classic was staged last Friday in Downtown L.A., giving...attendees a glimpse at newfangled spirits like Douglas Fir eau de vie, Death's Door white whiskey, and vermouths aspiring to greater peaks through ever-stranger infusions of botanicals.

But what really blew our minds was the ground-breaking meld of craft beer and whiskey in what St. Helena's coveted Charbay distillery calls its "hop whiskey." The product, which will soon see release under the name "R5 Aged Whiskey," is basically whiskey made through the distillation of, not of grain nor fruit, but Healdsburg-based Bear Republic's famed Racer 5 IPA. 

Karakasevic is also working on a version using Bear Republic's stout, and is releasing a new tequila under the name Tapatio (unfortunately, without Tapatio hot sauce) and vodkas infused with blood orange and Meyer lemon.

The biggest challenge will most likely not be in handling this 99-proof R5 Aged, but of course, finding it.
  • Tasting Notes: Look for the green spicy aromas with hop and malt tones followed by flavors of tropical fruit like lychee, dried papaya and stone fruit. A certain freshness, almost beer like taste - but it's whiskey and smooth to sip.
  • Serving Suggestions: Enjoy room temperature neat, with a splash of spring water or a spring water ice cube. What's really neat is to pour a glass of Racer 5 beer beside a shot of R5 Whiskey Clear and R5 Whiskey Aged. Taste the progression of all the flavors so you can see how they evolve and follow through. And the cocktail ideas are just starting to pour in...
  • Collectors Alert: We never know how long 250 6-packs will stay in stock.
  • Production: 250 6 packs
  • Alcohol: 49.5 % Alc. By Vol 99 Proof
  • Bottle Size: 750 mL
  • Additional Information: Wine Enthusiast: 93 points "This is one of the most interesting and riotous options in the moonshine category. The aromatics are sweet and funky, with a sour hoppy note. Although it's hot - as would be expected at nearly 100 proof - bright flavors still emerge, tempered by a touch of sweetness and ginger-cinnamon fireworks. A surprising effervescence makes the flavors pop.

Info from

German fliptops

In stock now at Forsyth

 Flensburger Brauerei is an independent, family-owned brewery that has brewed beer since 1888 in Flensburg – Germany’s northernmost city.

Beginning more than 700 ft. below the ground, with water from the underground glacier streams of Northern Scandinavia, Flensburger sources only outstanding ingredients, and uses state-of-the-art brewing technology under the direction of experienced master brewers.

All of Flensburger’s beers – their flagship Pilsener, as well as their Gold, Dunkel, and Weizen– are brewed in accordance with the German Beer Purity Law of 1516. You can taste results of their extraordinary efforts and attention to detail in the unusually fresh, and full-bodied characters of their beers.


Flensburger Pilsner...$2.39 / 11.2oz fliptop bottle
Flensburger Brauerei‘s flagship beer is their renowned north German style Pilsner. Unmistakable in character and freshness, it is a perfect session beer; each round begins with the “plop” of the bottle’s distinctive swing-top.
Alcohol Content: 4.8%
Gravity: 11.3%
IBU: 38
Brewed according to the Geman Purity Law of 1516.

Flensburger Gold...$2.39 / 11.2oz fliptop bottle 
Flensburger Gold is rich tasting beer with a sophisticated hint of hops. Flensburger Brauerei – who take pride in the high quality of their ingredients – brew their Gold with light caramel malt and the finest hops.
Alcohol Content: 4.8%
Gravity: 11.3%
IBU: 18
Brewed according to the Geman Purity Law of 1516.

Flensburger Dunkel...$2.39 / 11.2oz fliptop bottle 
With a dark color and smooth mouthfeel, Flensburger Dunkel strikes a malty note, while retaining the bitterness that characterizes Flensburger Brauerei‘s line of beers.
Alcohol Content: 4.8%
Gravity: 11.3%
IBU: 28
Brewed according to the Geman Purity Law of 1516.

Flensburger Weizen...$2.39 / 11.2oz fliptop bottle 
Slightly stronger than the other beers in the repertoire of Flensburger Brauerei, the Weizen is an authentic “naturally cloudy” German wheat beer. Can be poured, or sipped straight from an ever-pleasing swing-top bottle.
Alcohol Content: 5.1%
Gravity: 11.7%
IBU: 14
Brewed according to the Geman Purity Law of 1516.


In stock now at Forsyth and online now

Limited edition comic bottle...
Sterkens Alchemic St. Sebastiaan Yeast Hoist...$13.99 / 16.9 oz
"The fifteenth installment in Ron Regé, Jr.‘s ongoing Yeast Hoist series of comics, Kept in Balance by Equal Weights is a 8pp. zine that hangs from the neck of an earthenware bottle filled with 16.9 ounces of a delicious top-fermented Belgian Abbey Ale — St. Sebastiaan Golden Ale from Brouwerij Sterkens.

Brewed, bottled, and screenprinted in Belgium. The zine is beautifully offset printed and saddle-stitched, and it’s contents playfully explore concepts of the cosmos – something to contemplate while enjoying a fine brew!" - Alchemic Ale

Sterkens Bokrijks Kruikenbier...$13.99 / 750ml  
Bokrijks – also known as Bokrijks Kruikenbier – is the showpiece of Brouwerij Sterkens. This golden ale has a pronounced malty aroma and spicy, fruity flavor. Refreshing and highly carbonated, with a balanced malt and hops profile, Bokrijks offers a unique style among Belgian strong ales.  The name of this special beer celebrates the historic region in the easternmost part of Belgian Flanders.
ABV: 7.2%

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

91 Points - Under $10

In stock at all four locations! Case discount available

Rated by Robert Parker!

2010 Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel Heritage Vines...$9.49

Next lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $10.99 
"I actually preferred the bigger production, less expensive 2010 Zinfandel Heritage Vines (40,700 cases), which was made from a blend of 93% Zinfandel and 7% Petite Sirah, largely from the Russian River and Lodi areas, that achieved nearly 15% natural alcohol. It possesses a dark ruby/plum color as well as notes of roasted herbs, underbrush, ground pepper, meaty, briery, black cherry and black currant fruit, and abundant spice. This offering borders on being too rustic and earthy, but excellent ripeness, structure, texture and richness are all present. Drink this absurdly priced beauty over the next 1-3 years."
Rated 91/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Glenfiddich Malt Master's Edition

A very special, limited release.

More arrived today - plus we will taste it on Friday from 4-6pm

at the Forsyth location -- 9/7/12

and also available online to reserve


Glenfiddich Malt Master's Edition....$73.99


For 125 years, five generations of Malt Masters have helped make Glenfiddich the World' Most Awarded Single Malt with their pioneering techniques and unrivaled expertise.

Glenfiddich's sixth Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, continues our tradition of innovation with his latest creation. The Malt Master's Edition is matured twice, each time for a number of years, in two separate casks consecutively. First the whisky is aged in traditional oak for a period of years then in the highest quality sherry casks for its final years of maturation. This creates a rich, complex whisky with flavors imparted from both woods.

This labor-intensive process differs from finishing in that there is a balance of maturation for several years in two distinct woods, not long-term aging in one type of wood followed by a short period spent in another.

As a result of these efforts our "Double-Matured" Malt Master's Edition has a truly unique taste. Bottled at 43% ABV, the nose entices with damp earth and whisky-soaked wood intermingling with vanilla and smoky embers. On the palette, zingy sherbet leads but this slowly turns to plum and spice with hints of almond and wedding cake. The finish is silky smooth.

The Malt Master's Edition was selected out of over 1,000 entries at the 17th annual International Spirit Challenge to receive a Gold Medal. This latest win is a tribute to over a century of pioneering spirit and innovation.

Locate your bottle this September and raise a glass to Brian Kinsman, Malt Master of Glenfiddich. And if you can't find a bottle nearby, do not hesitate to contact your local retailer with a call to stock it.

Meet the distiller of Tuthilltown Spirits

Next week!  
Still a little room

Meet the Distiller!
Monday, September 10 from 6pm-7:30pm
We are proud to have Gable Erenzo (Distiller of Tuthilltown Hudson Whiskeys) at our store to conduct a tasting of the American Whiskeys that he has created!  We will taste through their full portfolio that is available here in St. Louis.

$15 / person

Reservations required -- call 314.727.8788 or sign up online
in our tasting room at 7435 Forsyth Blvd in Clayton, 63105

You will taste:
Hudson New York Corn Whiskey...$26.99
Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiksey...$34.99
Hudson Four Grain Whiskey...$37.99
Hudson Single Malt Whiskey...$37.99
Hudson Manhattan Rye Whiskey...$37.99

Gable Erenzo (Founder Hudson Whiskey) will be at The Wine and Cheese Place to taste his phenomenal American Whiskeys on Sept 10th, 2012.

Distiller, Brand Ambassador

As Distiller and Brand Ambassador, Gable divides his time between production and the national roll out of Hudson Whiskey. With over 15 years in production and national event management, an associate's degree from CU, and a BS in Business Management from SUNY New Paltz, he brings considerable business knowledge and experience to the company. Gable's prior position as Head Distiller and Production Manager at the distillery educated him about all aspects of the Hudson Whiskey production process, preparing him for his current role as Brand Ambassador. A rock climber and outdoor enthusiast from the very start, Gable has been climbing in the "Gunks" for over 20 years. He is happy to be working at something he loves, urrounded by friends and family.