Thursday, February 7, 2013

Glenrothes Single Malt Scotch is back!!

It has been a few months since we have seen Glenrothes Scotch --
it is back, but unfortunately they have raised the prices a bit though....

The Glenrothes Select Reserve Speyside Single Malt Scotch...$46.99
The Glenrothes 1995 Speyside Single Malt Scotch....$96.99
The Glenrothes 1998 Speyside Single Malt Scotch....$63.99

Montegioco beers.

Montegioco Demon Hunter...$19.99 / 750ml 
(alc. 8.5% vol.)
Strong Ale clearly inspired by Anglo-Saxon, in the glass has a beautiful deep amber color, deep, with ruby ​​highlights. The nose is very rich, but not heavy, showing notes etiliche, dried figs, walnut, caramel, berries (blueberries in alcohol) in the mouth it is full-bodied, round, ethyl, powerful, but the final clean thanks to the beautiful English hop (East Kent Goldings), enriched by memories of gentian and licorice. Very long, of retrolfattivo robust, in the final syrup and mineral notes emerge. Powerful, well-balanced, well-structured, very well built. Serving suggestions: big blue cheese, stews, game.

Montegioco Dolii Raptor...$11.99 / 375ml
Demon Hunter Aged in Barbera Barrels
(alc. 8.5% vol)
Produced with the addition, at the end of boiling, the wort Produced aging a Demon Hunter for 10 months in barriques (ex Barbera Bigolla Walter Massa). Shows a beautiful ruby ​​color, with hints of amber, almost clear. The nose is fortified, complex, with notes of plum, wood, red flowers, fruit in alcohol and a scent reminiscent of an autumn forest. The taste is warm, ethyl, intense, net notes of chestnut honey, dried fruit, black cherry, cocoa. Very round, round, complex, shows remarkable length in the mouth, in the end emerge hints of bitter roots. Beer complex, ethyl, evolved. Serving suggestions: for cooking stews, or with great cheeses.

Montegioco Dolii Raptor...$11.99 / 11.2oz
Demon Hunter Aged in Dupont Calvados Barrels
Brewed in 2009

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Recipe from Something Elegant Catering....


Wine Suggestion:  Serve this with a nice crisp Sauvignon Blanc from California or for value, try it with La Croix  Gratiot Picpoul de PInet at $9.99 a bottle

Makes about 8 to 10 toasts

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil   ***
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 scant tablespoon sherry wine vinegar   ***
salt and freshly ground pepper
2 cans Cole's Portuguese Sardines, packed in olive oil  ***
1 large, firm ripe Hass avocado
1 Tribeca Oven baguette    ***
2 scallions or 1 small shallot, cut lengthwise into thin strips about 1 inch long

***Available at The Wine and Cheese Place

1. Make a parsley vinaigrette by whisking together the olive oil with the parsley and vinegar in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

2. Drain the sardines, divide into fillets, and soak in the vinaigrette for about an hour. For easier slicing, chill the avocado in the refrigerator for an hour.

3. Using a mandoline or a sharp knife, carefully slice the avocado paper-thin. Remove the skin and pit as you slice.

4. Slice the baguette into ¼-inch slices on the diagonal and grill or toast under the broiler until nicely browned on both sides. Drain the sardine fillets and lightly brush the toasts with the vinaigrette.

5. Pile 3 or 4 slices of avocado onto each toast, top with a portion of the sardines, and scatter scallions or shallots on top. Serve at once.

Linda Pilcher
Something Elegant Catering
2200 Yale Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63143

Adapted from Paula Wolfert's, The Slow Mediterranean Kitchen

Rare - Borgo Dodici Oude 25

Very limited, we only have 12 bottles.

At this point we are the first place in the WORLD to show distribution on RateBeer - not a single rating yet either.

Borgo Dodici Oude 25.....13.99 / 11.2oz
1/2 ale brewed with bitter orange peel - 1/2 ale brewed with bitter orange peel and aged in oak barrels.  
Blend of fresh and 2 year old wine barrel aged 25 Dodici

25 Dodici description: A warm and enveloping Christmas Ale, with a nice dried fruit nose, particularly of raisins and nuts. The mouth feel starts with caramel and chestnut honey notes and then lead torwards fruity notes of cherries and blackcurrant. 

4 Hands Anniversary beer releases....

We are very excited about these releases.   
We have been getting a lot of emails and phone calls about this exciting St. Louis beer release.

  • Limit 1 bottle of each beer per person
  • No phone reservations
  • This is our whole allocation for all 4 stores
  • You can choose which store you want to pick up from
  • You have until Saturday February 9th to pick up or it goes back out for sale
  • Watch our blog here, or facebook or twitter for the release and link tomorrow
We are done taking online reservations.  There is just a little left for in store pick up.  First come first served.

Happy Anniversary to Kevin and 4 Hands Brewing!
St. Louis is lucky to have these beers available!!

4 Hands Brewing No Place Like Home...$12.99 / 22oz
Wine Barrel Aged
No Place Like Home is our barrel aged version of Home and our first anniversary beer. NPLH is a double red we aged in Cabernet wine barrels for 6 months.  NPLH pours a dark amber with mahogany highlights - aromas of toffee, stone fruit and oak dominate this rich and beautiful beer.  Enjoy now or cellar up to 5 years.  
Brewed July 2012 and Bottled January 2013

4 Hands Brewing Home Double Red Ale...$10.99 / 22oz
"To commemorate our 1st Anniversary we decided to brew two delicious beers to celebrate!  Home, a double red, is our non-barrel aged version.  Home pours dark crimson in color with aromas of caramel, stone fruit and toffee.  Enjoy Home by itself or next to its barrel aged counterpart, No Place Like Home.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout...

99 rated Leinenkugel....

Leinenkugels Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout...$10.99 / 4pk
"The Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout was brewed at Leinenkugel’s tiny 10th street brewery in Milwaukee. This brew boasts a selection of 11 malts and grains balanced by three different and distinct hops. Dark and complex, with chocolate tones and notes of dark fruits, it is daring yet delicious. Travels well. Ages well."
Rated 99/100 RateBeer

New Seasonal from Blue Moon

Blue Moon Valencia Grove Amber...$7.49 / 6pk

La Mummia Sour Ale

Montegioco 2009 La Mummia....$10.99 / 11.2oz
Brewed in 2009 * Sour Ale aged in Oak Barrels

Aged in different Barbera wine barrels . In the glass it is pale yellow with shades of gold, Crystal clear. The nose offers vinous notes . Notes of citrus (lime, grapefruit), wildflowers, along with woody notes that remind us of the passage in the barrel. The palate is very fresh, tart, but also complex, we find the notes of citrus, accompanied by honey and white fruits. La Mummia is very elegant, refined, with an unexpected savory note on the finish. Soft, very long, but also fresh, reminiscent of a very young lambic, i.e. no CO2.

Back in stock!

Urban Chestnut STLIPA...$9.99 / 4pks
STLIPA, Revolution Series #3:
We pronounce it “sta-leep-ah”… you pronounce it how you like. STLIPA, which is the acronym for St. Louis India Pale Ale, is actually a DIPA (Double or Imperial IPA…i.e., double the stats of a traditional IPA). We hope it’s a ‘sleeper’ that you’ll include in your set of favorite DIPA’s from one of the best beer cities in the world…St. Louis. Hops- Sterling, Cascade, Mt. Hood, Willamette, Chinook. ABV- 8.5%, IBU’s- 100, OG – 18.5 Plato

Urban Chestnut Schnickelfritz...$8.99 / 4pks
Schnickelfritz, Reverence Series #2
The unmistakable characteristics of this Bavarian Weissbier are achieved with a yeast that is decidedly fruity and phenolic. You may note clove, nutmeg or even vanilla and/or banana-like aromas and flavors. ABV- 5.2%, IBU’s- 15, OG – 12.5 Plato

Six Row 6 packs!!!

Another Missouri brewery is moving into 6 pack bottles!!!

Six Row Whale...$8.99 / 6pk
What can we say about this one? A bit of luck meets years of homebrewing experience? When it came time to test out our brewing system for the first time, we needed something that we wouldn't feel too bad about dumping if we had equipment troubles. One of our brewers had enough malt in his homebrew stock, which unfortunately wasn't being used due to all his spare time being spent helping get Six Row started, for a batch.
However, it was a bit of a motley collection of ten (yes, ten!) malts, everything from wheat to pale to crystal to aromatic to our namesake. With a little supplemental malt from the local homebrew store, some Cascade and Goldings hops and a blend of US ale yeasts, the Whale (wheat/pale) ale was born. Pale copper in color, this is an interesting beer that has already been enjoyed by many. Let us know how you would describe it.
(ABV: 5.47%, Bitterness Units: 31.4 IBUs, Color: 5.3, Original Gravity: 12.8 degrees Plato)

Fresh Schlafly again...

Just arrived at Forsyth...

Schlafly AIPA bottled on February 1
Schlafly APA bottled on February 4 -- yesterday

Friday, February 1, 2013

UCBC Woplertinger

Anniversary Ale - put in barrel back in November 2011

In stock at Forsyth now
Urban Chestnut Wolpertinger 2012....$9.99 / pint
"Never heard of the rarely seen, Bavarian indigenous mammal the Wolpertinger?  Well much like the actual Wolpertinger, our "Wolpie" is a little Bavarian in nature, scarely seen (brewed once a year to celebrate UCBC's anniversary) and definitely difficult to define...toxonomically speaking.    We define "Wolpie" (beer-style wise) as a bourbon barrel aged Winged Nut, a potent chestnut beer fermented with a  bavarian Weissbier yeast strain. Prost!" - label

New Bourbons

In stock now at Forsyth

Old Medley 12 year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon...$41.99
Wathen's Single Barrel Bourbon...$29.99

4 Hands Brewing Chocolate Milk Stout

Back in stock - new batch #2

4 Hands Brewing Chocolate Milk Stout...$6.99 / 22oz
"Our Chocolate milk stout pours black as the night sky with aromas of dark chocolate, chocolate malt, and more chocolate.  With a frothy tan head and a rich velvety mouthfeel our Chocolate milk stout is a perfect addition to the change of seasons.  Brewed with over 3 pounds of cocoa nibs per barrel this beer is a chocolate lovers dream!" -- label

Priorat Bargains!

2010 Black Slate Porrera...$17.99
From the Black Slate project of Eric Solomon, Philippe Cambie and, in this case, producer Joan Sangenis, the 2010 Black Slate Porrera, a blend of 60% Grenache (60+ years of age) and 40% Carignan (80-year-old vines), is another stunning value from Priorat. Consumers can thank the horrible Spanish economy for the low price of such a high quality wine from this prestigious appellation. Sweet raspberry and black cherry fruit notes intermixed with notions of crushed rocks, spring flowers and a slate-like component are broad, savory, impressively pure, dense and full. This round, generous, opulent red can be consumed over the next decade. There are 2,000 cases available for the American market.
Rated 93/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2010 Black Slate la Vilella Alta...$18.99

When’s the last time anyone found a Priorat rated over 90 points for under $25 a bottle? A project of acclaimed Rhone Valley winemakers Philippe Cambie and Michel Tardieu from one of Priorat’s nine villages, La Vilella Alta, the 2010 Black Slate was fashioned from 60% Garnacha, 35% Carignan and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 12 months in French oak, and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Notes of graphite, blueberry liqueur, raspberries, crushed rocks and spring flowers jump from the glass of this inky/purple-colored wine. It possesses fabulous intensity, a multidimensional mouthfeel, supple tannins and a long finish. The natural alcohol pushes 16%, and there are 1,000 cases exported to the United States. It should keep for 5-10+ years. Priorat wines such as this normally sell for over $100 a bottle.
Rated 94/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Beer Tasting - Forsyth

Open House Beer Tasting
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105   314.727.8788

Friday February 1 - from 4-6pm
Ska Vinifera Stout
Deschutes Hop Henge
De Dochter Peated Oak Aged Embrasse
Evil Twin Aun Mas a Jesus
Anchor Bock

Bank Note Blended Scotch Whisky

Bank Note Blended Scotch Whisky...$18.99 / 750ml
Bank Note Blended Scotch Whisky...$33.99 / 1.75ltr
A 5 yr old blended scotch with 40% malt content at 86 proof (43%abv). Most blends only have 10-20% max these days and are 80 proof. The Bank Note brand was established in 1870. It is a whiskey with light and fresh aroma with vanilla sweetness and delicate fruit notes. A soft feel on the palate develops into gentle and subtle spice flavors with a mellow and pleasing sweet oak finish

Bank Note is a distinctive 5yo Scotch Whisky offering the perfect blend of the finest malt whiskies from the Speyside and Highland regions, blended expertly together with the purest grain whisky from the Lowlands of Scotland.   Slowly matured in oak casks to produce a mellow taste with sweet richness and good depth of flavour, its appeal is timeless and, like other classic whiskies, is as relevant today as it was over one hundred and fifty years ago.

Colour: Golden with brilliant clarity.
Aroma: Clean, crisp aroma, hints of vanilla. 
Taste:  Mellow on the taste with sweet richness & depth of flavour.
Aftertaste: Clean on the palate with lingering sweetness.