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Friday, November 23, 2012

Some limited bottles in stock ....


Rated 94/100
The Wine Advocate
2009 Cade Estate Howell Mountain
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a big, rich, seamless wine endowed with gorgeous depth and plushness. Dark red fruit, licorice, spices and menthol are some of the notes that take shape in the glass in this big, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon. A rich, textured finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. 
Very limited .... $144.99

Rated 97-100/100
The Wine Advocate
2009 Sheridan Singularity
The 2009 Singularity offers a similar aromatic and flavor profile as well as more potential complexity.  The intense Scott Greer is one of Washington’s rising stars. His wines are all sourced from estate vineyards which are just now starting to come into maturity. He keeps yields low and the farming and winemaking are impeccable. Greer notes that he harvests totally on taste. He has recently opened a tasting and sales room in the Seattle area which should improve access to his wines.There is really no mystery as to what Scott Greer is doing at Sheridan; total attention to detail, a great vineyard, impeccable farming, and non-interventionist winemaking.
Very Limited.... $93.99


Rated 97-100/100
The Wine Advocate
2009 Sherdian Block 1
The 2009 Block 1 is thicker, richer, more velvety, and more pleasure-bent than the 2008. It is a candidate for perfection once it goes into bottle. 
The intense Scott Greer is one of Washington’s rising stars. His wines are all sourced from estate vineyards which are just now starting to come into maturity. He keeps yields low and the farming and winemaking are impeccable. Greer notes that he harvests totally on taste. He has recently opened a tasting and sales room in the Seattle area which should improve access to his wines.There is really no mystery as to what Scott Greer is doing at Sheridan; total attention to detail, a great vineyard, impeccable farming, and non-

$119.99



Very rare….2005 vintage

Rated 96/100
The Wine Advocate
2005 Maybach Materium
Named after the super-luxury car of the same name, the extraordinary 2005 Materium (614 cases) has more in common with a first-growth like Chateau Margaux than a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. It boasts a deep ruby/purple color along with a striking bouquet of blue and black fruits intermingled with acacia flowers, lead pencil shavings, and licorice, excellent fruit, medium to full body, substantial but sweet tannins, and compelling harmony among its acidity, alcohol, tannin, and extract. This sensational 2005 eclipses even the brilliant 2004. It should easily last 25 or more years. 
$159.99


Rated 94/100
The Wine Advocate
2009 Maybach Materium
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Materium is a gorgeous, polished wine graced with exquisite detail, clarity and focus. Tobacco, cedar and sweet spices add complexity to the fruit in this powerful, expressive 2009. Layers of dark red fruit, mocha and mint wrap around the striking, seamless finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2019. 
$159.99


Rated 94/100
The Wine Advocate
2009 Maybach Materium
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Materium is a gorgeous, polished wine graced with exquisite detail, clarity and focus. Tobacco, cedar and sweet spices add complexity to the fruit in this powerful, expressive 2009. Layers of dark red fruit, mocha and mint wrap around the striking, seamless finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2019. 
$84.99 / 375ml




Stone Enjoy By


Stone Enjoy By 12.21.12 IPA....$5.99 / 22oz

Another 10 cases arrived at Forsyth-
As this beer was created to drink fresh, you can reserve it online for pick up in the store, but we will only hold it until we close at 7pm that day.  It will then go back on sale tomorrow at 9am.  We don't want to sit on FRESH beer!


Tweet about it...
go to stonebrewing.com/enjoyby  - like Missouri on Facebook and
Tweet with the hashtag #EnjoyBy #MO
(Missouri is currently leading the pack)


"You have in your hands a devastatingly fresh double IPA. While freshness is a key component of many beers - especially big, citrusy, floral IPAs - we've taken it further, a lot further, in this IPA. You see, we specifically brewed it NOT to last. We've not only gone to extensive lengths to ensure that you're getting this beer in your hands within an extraordinarily short window, we made sure that the Enjoy By date isn't randomly etched in tiny text somewhere on the label, to be overlooked by all but the most attentive of retailers and consumers. Instead, we've sent a clear message with the name of the beer itself that there is no better time than right now to enjoy this IPA."



From STLHops.com
Stone Brewing has always had their eyes and ears open to what people are saying and wanting from them. When Missouri beer nerds clamored loudly for their beers, they not only came, but they put out a shipment of IPA bombers specifically acknowledging the noise.

This time they’ve brewed a beer with the hopes to generate more noise. Enjoy By IPA will be heading to Missouri this week. According to MO Stone rep Nate Sellergren we should start seeing Enjoy By 12.21.12 IPA in St. Louis in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

So why the hashtags in the post title? Stone is utilizing social media to measure how excited people are about the beer, and in turn, this excitement will determine if and when future shipments of Enjoy By make it to that respective state or region. If you visit stonebrewing.com/enjoyby, you’ll see that the most recent states that received shipments, Colorado and Ohio, have ‘Enjoy-O-Meters’, which are measuring the amount of conversation around the beer by scraping for the hashtags #EnjoyBy
So, when Enjoy By 12.21.12 reaches St. Louis, drink it and be loud on Twitter and Facebook (I really can’t imagine this will be difficult for most of us) to increase our chances of getting this beer back in our city.

Just a couple of days left to wait, so practice your hashtagging (#EnjoyBy #MO) and get ready for Enjoy By IPA!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Schlafly Vertical in stock now at Forsyth!


In stock now -

All $10.99 / 750ml 

2007  Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
2008  Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
2009  Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
2010  Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 

2012  Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

2007 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine
2008 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine
2009 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine
2010 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine
2011 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine
2012 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine




Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Our Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout is complex and strong, with rich chocolate and roasty flavors. The beer is brewed to have big malt flavor and hop bitterness to balance the sweetness of the high alcohol content. After primary fermentation and conditioning, the beer is transferred to freshly-emptied bourbon barrels and aged for several months before being carbonated and bottled.
In the 18th Century, Imperial Stout was first brewed in London for export to the court of Catherine II of Russia. The beer had to have a higher alcohol content to prevent freezing during transport. The process of aging beer in liquor barrels, however, is new; there is no tradition for this process, as beer and liquor production have traditionally been kept separate. We hand-select bourbon barrels from a micro-distillery in Bardstown, KY and transport the barrels immediately to St. Louis to ensure the barrels do not dry out before being filled with Imperial Stout.

Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine
Our Oak Aged Barleywine has a deep copper color with intense malt flavors and assertive hops for balance. Fermentation with American ale yeast allows the caramel-flavored malt to shine. After fermentation, the beer is infused with American-made Oak chips, where it is aged for several more months to develop its smooth, luscious character. The higher alcohol level in the beer allows the flavors to develop and mellow over time. Aging also creates raisin and port-wine characteristics in the finished beer.
Barleywine is a classic English strong ale. The term refers to a beer with the alcohol strength of wine and is often vintage-dated. Wood-aging is not a new brewing process: all beer was aged in wooden barrels before the use of stainless steel. Schlafly Beer is among several American breweries to age beer in wood, and is continually working with Missouri coopers to create different grades of wood toasting to get the best flavor during the aging process.



4 Hands new releases....


Go local for the holidays!!!!




We have your Thanksgiving beer....



4 Hands Morning Glory...$6.99 / 22oz

A fall seasonal brewed with 300 pounds of sweet potatoes, allspice, nutmeg, whole vanilla beans, and aged on whiskey infused pecan wood chips.



4 Hands Brewing Reprise Centennial Red....$4.99 / 22oz
The centennial hop is the centerpiece of our American Red Ale. Reprise pushes the limits of a single hop with an amazing bouquet and stunning bitterness all the way through. The citrus character provides an experience you will want to repeat. Reprise is crimson in color with aromas of citrus fruit and biscuit malt.

Iberico is back in stock!


The best ham in the world...
Back in stock now!!!!
(at our Forsyth location)

Jamón Ibérico...$79.99 / lb


"American food lovers have long prized caviar and truffles, placing these gourmet foods in a class that commanded high prices for even a scant quantity. To that luxury list you can now add jamón Ibérico, the free-range long cured Spanish ham that is so prized that its arrival for the first time in the United States has caused a collective swoon in the world of fine dining... Over the course of the last hundred years European farmers have raised more and more faster growing animals that could be raised en masse in confined circumstances, other breeds supplanted the hardy Ibérico especially. With the advent of industrial hog raising in the decades since the Second World War, Ibérico hogs all but disappeared except for the west of Spain, in a three hundred mile swath extending from Salamanca to Jerez, the Ibérico continued to reign supreme. While many high-ticket hams, such as Italian prosciutto, jambon de Bayonne, and even Serrano are almost universally made with factory-raised hybrid breeds, jamón Ibérico is still made exclusively from Ibérico hogs.Ibérico hogs will have their feeding supplemented with barley and other grains from March until the first acorns fall, but from September until late February the hogs dine primarily on the fruits of the oak tree and put on nearly forty percent of their weight. All of their fat is derived from acorns. It is high in desirable monounsaturated fat, almost as much as olive oil, which is the fundamental basis of the Mediterranean diet. Only those hogs that have been left to feed on acorns for these months can bear the highest classification 100% puro de bellota-100% percent acorn. The flavor that Ibérico hams develop is rich, nuanced, sweet and nutty, completely unlike the more pallid taste of even the most expensive conventionally raised hogs. Ibérico hogs are also allowed to live longer and put on more weight. This regimen affords them more opportunity to exercise and the meat of these hogs becomes very well marbled. This has important consequences in the production process of jamón Ibérico."
-- Peter Kaminsky, Foods from Spain
Peter Kaminsky is a well known author on the subjects of food and flyfishing. He is the author of many books including Pig Perfect: Encounters with Remarkable Swine."


Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

New load just arrived today!  
Fresh hop ale...just arrived at Forsyth

Sierra Nevada Celebration Fresh Hop Ale...$7.99 / 6pk

"Celebration Ale is a special ale for the holidays. Featuring the first hops of the growing season, this pioneering IPA is full of complex flavors and aromas from the generous use of whole cone American hops." -- label



Deschutes The Abyss



SOLD OUT


Deschutes The Abyss 2012 Reserve...$13.99 
A deep, dark Imperial Stout, The Abyss has almost immeasurable depth and complexity. Hints of molasses, licorice and other alluring flavors make it something not just to quaff, but contemplate.  As for the great "drink it now or let it age" debate, we stand clearly on the fence. Distinct and delicious on release, the flavors meld and fuse into an entirely different pleasure a year on.
Rated 100 RateBeer




Plus Deschutes 6 packs on sale!!
Deschutes Mirror Pond....$7.99 / 6pk
Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA....$7.99 / 6pk
Deschutes Inversion IPA....$7.99 / 6pk
Deschutes Obsidian Stout....$7.99 / 6pk
Deschutes Black Butte Porter....$7.99 / 6pk




Special edition Chimay....


Chimay Grande Reserve 2012....$13.99 / 750ml

in stock now


Whisky from Japan

A few new ones...
order online

Nikka Whisky Taketsuru Pure Malt 12 year old....$57.99 / 750ml
Nikka Whisky Single Malt Yoichi 15 year.....$109.99 / 750ml
This bold and distinctive single malt whisky was distilled and matured at the Yoichi distillery in Hokkaido, birthplace of Nikka Whisky. The Yoichi distillery continues to adhere to techniques such as the use of coal-fired pot stills, and otherwise remains loyal to the whisky-making traditions dating back to its foundation.This single malt whisky features a full and mature nose with an essence of the cask reminiscent of cacao nuts. It is characterized by a deep, mature sweetness and richness that expand softly and fragrantly, and by the soft and smooth tang of its palate.





Plus these are all in stock now...


Suntory Yamazaki 12 year old...$48.99 / 750ml
Suntory Yamazaki 18 year old....$139.99 / 750ml
Suntory Hibiki Whisky 12 year old....$54.99 / 750ml
Malt whiskies matured 12 years or longer are perfectly matched with mellow grain whiskies of the same age to create this HIBIKI offering. Also included is some whisky from casks formerly used in long-term aging of Japanese plum liqueur, which helps bring out the sweet floral notes on the nose and palate that Suntory whisky is known for. Adding venerable malt aged more than 30 years further brings out the bouquet and adds body to the palate. At a turning point marking the 20th anniversary of HIBIKI, this new offering brings together all of Suntory's whisky making expertise and blending craftsmanship for whisky enthusiasts around the world.








Tuesday, November 20, 2012

O'Fallon Cherry Chocolate


O'Fallon Seasonal release is here!


Cathedral Square Repent Rye

A new one from St. Louis....


Cathedral Square Repent Rye...$5.49
"Analogous to a Barleywine style ale, Repent Rye is brewed using a large percentage of Rye Malt to forgive the fresh Columbus hops.  The end result grants you full absolution and our Rye-Wine Ale.  Repent and enjoy!

Founders Bolt Cutter


SOLD OUT!


Founders Bold Cutter Anniversary Ale...$18.99 / 750ml

Limit 1 bottle per person..
No reservations, first come first served.

Interesting and well rated wines...


Digging out some reviews...here are a few we have in stock at Forsyth now..

Rated 93/100
The Wine Advocate
2010 Chakana Estate Malbec...$20.99
The 2010 Estate Selection seems even better, perhaps because it’s had an extra year of bottle age. The silky tannins, sweet red and black fruits, and the big, perfumed nose of black fruits, flowers and white chocolate are followed by a full-bodied, remarkably concentrated wine that is a steal at this price point. Both of these should drink well for 5-6 years. 



Rated 94/100
The Wine Advocate
2009 Clos de Papes CDP Blanc
A fatter, more buttery, more tropical fruit and honeyed style of wine is the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape blanc. Creme brulee notes intermixed with honeysuckle, peach and apricot marmalade are all present in this gorgeous wine, which possesses good definition but lower acidity and less minerality than the 2010. It is certainly a more flattering and exuberant style, so depending on what readers prefer, there is a choice between two completely contrasting vintages of the white wine from Clos des Papes.


Rated 92/100
The Wine Spectator
Chave St.-Joseph White Céleste 2010
This has a lovely, creamy mouthfeel, with very enticing blood orange, creamed peach, Cavaillon melon and sweetened butter notes. The long, dacquoise-framed finish glides beautifully. Drink now through 2014. 300 cases imported. –JM
VERY RARE!!!


Rated 92/100
The Wine Advocate
2011 Usseglio CDP Blanc Roussanne
Resembling a Burgundy grand cru more than a white Chateauneuf du Pape, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Roussanne Pure offers a heady, nearly intoxicating perfume of orange marmalade, rose petals, poached pears and honeysuckle. The wine possesses good acidity, beautiful fruit flavors that build incrementally and a gorgeous texture. Drink it over the next 2-3 years. 


Rated 96/100
The Wine Advocate
2009 Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr. Crane
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard is deep, seductive and powerful. It shows stunning richness and intensity, with layers of dark red fruit, smoke, licorice and tobacco in a style that is very expressive but not at all heavy. The 2009 is Clone 4. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029. 


Rated 97/100
The Wine Advocate
2009 Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer To Kalon
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard saturates every corner of the palate with layers after layers of rich dark fruit, mocha, spices and licorice. This is a stunning To Kalon endowed with tons of site-specific character and nuance. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029. 

Rated 96/100
The Wine Advocate
2009 Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Las Piedras
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard flows with the essence of mint, licorice, black cherries and flowers. It is a deep, muscular wine endowed with terrific richness and depth. Crushed rocks, graphite, minerals, smoke and tar are some of the many nuances that emerge on the dark, voluptuous finish. This seamless, pure wine is simply dazzling. The 2009 is the first Las Piedras from Paul Hobbs. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029. 

Rated 95/100
The Wine Advocate
2008 Mount Eden Chardonnay Reserve
The 2008 Chardonnay Reserve boasts incredible depth and power. Today it comes across as much more reticent than the straight 2009 bottling. The characteristic Mount Eden flavors are there. Bright fruit and floral notes, along with the clean veins of minerality, help give the wine its underlying tension and minerality. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2028


Rated 94/100
The Wine Spectator
2009 Mount Eden Chardonnay Estate
At first, this teases, fresh and snappy, displaying lively acidity and zesty citrus, green apple and pear notes. Turns pithy midpalate, but the flavors pour though on the finish, adding mouthwatering touches of light oak and mineral. Should only get better. Drink now through 2025. 1,974 cases made. –JL

Rated 94/100
The Wine Advocate
2008 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Agustina
There is a dramatic difference between the latter wine and the 2008 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard Cuvee Agustina. The Cuvee Agustina reveals a greenish hue to its light gold color and offers up scents of white peaches, honeysuckle, caramelized tropical fruits and notions of butter and smoke. It also possesses undeniable minerality. Considered to be the finest Chardonnay in the Paul Hobbs portfolio, in 2008 I agree with them, but I do think the Ulises Valdez cuvee is as stunning.

Rated 94/100
The Wine Spectator
2009 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Ritchie
Charming for its delicacy and finesse, this full-bodied, smooth, rich and elegant white delivers fresh, lively notes of white peach, nectarine, honeysuckle and honeydew melon, gaining depth and lingering. Drink now through 2017. 229 cases made. –JL


Rated 92/100
The Wine Advocate
2009 Grand Veneur CDP Rouge
The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape (a 3,500-case blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre from nearly 70 year old vines) exhibits abundant notes of sweet cassis, licorice, kirsch, garrigue and tobacco leaf in a full-bodied, layered, opulently textured style. This hedonistic turn-on should continue to drink well for a decade or more. 

Rated 95/100
The Wine Spectator
2009 Saint Cosme Chateauneuf du Pape
This is a powerhouse, with roasted bay, sage and tobacco leaf notes running through the layers of dark plum, blackberry compote and roasted fig fruit. The long, almost unbridled finish flaunts muscle, coated with ganache, while a note of hot stone lurks in the background throughout. Best from 2013 through 2030. 830 cases made. –JM

Rated 92/100
The Wine Spectator
2007 Perrin Gigondas Le Gille
The 2007 Gigondas Le Gille is performing even better than it was last year. A 2,500-case blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah grown in sandy soils, it exhibits sweet tannins, beautifully rich black raspberry and black cherry fruit intermixed with unmistakable minerality, and full body. It was obviously harvested at full phenolic maturity, and should age nicely for 10-15+ years.  
Amazing 2007 drinking well now!

Stone Enjoy By 12.21.12 IPA


Stone Enjoy By 12.21.12 IPA....

Arriving to The Wine and Cheese Place tomorrow -- watch for it...

go to stonebrewing.com/enjoyby  - like Missouri on Facebook and
Tweet with the hashtag #EnjoyBy #MO
(Missouri is currently leading the pack)


"You have in your hands a devastatingly fresh double IPA. While freshness is a key component of many beers - especially big, citrusy, floral IPAs - we've taken it further, a lot further, in this IPA. You see, we specifically brewed it NOT to last. We've not only gone to extensive lengths to ensure that you're getting this beer in your hands within an extraordinarily short window, we made sure that the Enjoy By date isn't randomly etched in tiny text somewhere on the label, to be overlooked by all but the most attentive of retailers and consumers. Instead, we've sent a clear message with the name of the beer itself that there is no better time than right now to enjoy this IPA."



From STLHops.com
Stone Brewing has always had their eyes and ears open to what people are saying and wanting from them. When Missouri beer nerds clamored loudly for their beers, they not only came, but they put out a shipment of IPA bombers specifically acknowledging the noise.

This time they’ve brewed a beer with the hopes to generate more noise. Enjoy By IPA will be heading to Missouri this week. According to MO Stone rep Nate Sellergren we should start seeing Enjoy By 12.21.12 IPA in St. Louis in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

So why the hashtags in the post title? Stone is utilizing social media to measure how excited people are about the beer, and in turn, this excitement will determine if and when future shipments of Enjoy By make it to that respective state or region. If you visit stonebrewing.com/enjoyby, you’ll see that the most recent states that received shipments, Colorado and Ohio, have ‘Enjoy-O-Meters’, which are measuring the amount of conversation around the beer by scraping for the hashtags #EnjoyBy
So, when Enjoy By 12.21.12 reaches St. Louis, drink it and be loud on Twitter and Facebook (I really can’t imagine this will be difficult for most of us) to increase our chances of getting this beer back in our city.

Just a couple of days left to wait, so practice your hashtagging (#EnjoyBy #MO) and get ready for Enjoy By IPA!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Anchor Christmas Magnums


Anchor 2012 Christmas MAGNUMS arrived at Forsyth!!!

$16.99 / magnum