Saturday, February 16, 2013

Dr. Adam Elmegirab's Bitters

(in stock at Forsyth now, will get them to the others on Monday)

We are proud to introduce to St. Louis

Dr. Adam Elmegirab's Bitters

Dr. Adam's Aphrodite Bitters...$19.99
A new bottling released in the summer of 2011, Aphrodite Bitters are a unique, hand-crafted cocktail ingredient which take their name from the Greek goddess of sexuality and love.
Aphrodisiacs are substances that are alleged to increase sexual desire and like many traditional bitters the botanicals selected for this bottling have been chosen for their alleged medicinal qualities, in this case as an aphrodisiac. The finest chocolate, cocoa nibs, ginger root, red chilli, Arabica coffee and ginseng are compounded to create a complex flavour profile with each botanical playing off and enhancing one another.
Paying homage to bitters of days gone by this bottling is a welcome addition to Dr. Elmegirab's bottle line and are in demand around the globe to be used in a number of classic cocktails and original libations such as the.... 
Merchant Quarter 
created by Adam Elmegirab in June 2011
25ml Redemption Rye™
25ml English Harbour 5 year old
25ml Martini Rosso
2 Dashes Jade Nouvelle-Orleans Absinthe
3 Dashes Aphrodite Bitters
Stir until ice cold and strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with a homemade cocktail cherry.

Dr. Adam's Boker Bitters...$19.99
Founded by John G. Boker in 1828, Boker's Bitters gained popularity in New York and around the World as the finest bitters of the Golden Age of mixed drinks. Boker's Bitters were famously the preferred brand of Professor Jerry Thomas and featured throughout his book, 'How to Mix Drinks or The Bon Vivant's Companion', now recognised as the World's first bartender's guide.
Despite being unequalled when used in the refined drinks of the bar, the devastating effect of The Volstead Act, commonly referred to as Prohibition, closed the Boker's company in the 1920s.
Referencing receipts dating back to 1853, these recreated bitters are compounded using the finest natural botanicals and are once again being used globally by bartenders in classics including the Japanese Cocktail, Martinez, Crusta and Improved Cocktail and original libations such as the... 
one of Adam Elmegirab's winning drinks created for the Drambuie UK Cocktail Competition
40ml Drambuie
25ml Noilly Prat Rouge
10ml Laphroaig 10 year old
2 dashes Dr Adam Elmegirab's Boker's Bitters
Stir until ice cold and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Dr. Adam's Dandelion & Burdock Bitters...$19.99
Released in the winter of 2009, Dandelion & Burdock Bitters are a unique, hand-crafted cocktail ingredient created by Adam Elmegirab to satisfy the global bar community’s growing demand for new and exciting products.
Dandelion & Burdock is a traditional British beverage dating back to the 1300s and is believed to have been created by the Italian priest Saint Thomas Aquinas. They were famed for their alleged medicinal properties, like the many cocktail bitters that followed in later years, and were a favourite drink of Adam during his childhood.
Referencing a number of Dandelion & Burdock receipts, these bitters attempt to capture their flavour profile in bitters formulae. Compounded using the finest natural botanicals, these bitters are now being used by bartenders around the globe in a number of classic cocktails and original libations such as the 
Chiapas Old Fashioned
created by Adam Elmegirab for Yatai in 2009;
50ml reposado Tequila
12.5ml green tea infused sugar syrup
2 dashes Dandelion & Burdock Bitters
Strip white grapefruit zest
Stir until ice cold and strain over ice into a chilled rocks glass.

Dr. Adam's Spanish Bitters...$19.99
A limited edition bottling reformulated in 2010; Spanish Bitters are a unique, hand-crafted cocktail ingredient by Adam Elmegirab, released later that same year to satisfy the demands of the global bar community.
During the mid-1800s Gainer’s Spanish Bitters were celebrated for their alleged medicinal properties and in particular were noted for their complex flavour profile that included layers of chamomile, citrus, spice, violet and berries. Using knowledge of patent bitters and referencing old formulae, medical journals and advertisements, these bitters now attempt to recreate the defunct bottling.
Compounded using the finest natural botanicals, these bitters are now sought after by bartenders around the globe to be used in a number of classic cocktails and original libations such as the:
Union Flip
created by Adam Elmegirab for the Licor 43 competition in July 2010;
1 Barspoon Caraway Seeds & 1 Whole egg
37.5ml Appleton 8 Year Old
37.5ml Licor 43
4 Dashes Dr. Adam Elmegirab's Spanish Bitters
5ml Sugar Syrup & 4 Crunches Black Peppercorn
Muddle caraway seeds in base of mixing glass, add remaining ingredients and dry shake for five seconds.
Fill with cubed ice shake hard for a further ten seconds and fine strain into a frozen liqueur glass.

Dr. Adam's Teapot Bitters...$19.99
Originally formulated in January 2012, Teapot Bitters are a unique, hand-crafted cocktail ingredient by Dr. Adam Elmegirab's Bitters, inspired by the combined medicinal history of tea and bitters.
Ancient tea and spice routes both shaped historic civilisations and their impact can still be felt today in Tea Rooms around the world, with beverages such as Masala Chai, spiced milk tea, being sought after globally as well as providing a
major influence to this bottling.
Compounded using the finest natural botanicals, these bitters are now sought after by bartenders around the globe to be used in a number of classic cocktails and original libations such as the...
Rum Punch à la Mim, 
created by Adam Elmegirab in 2012;
75ml Diplomatico Anejo rum
25ml Smith & Cross rum
50ml Chilled green tea
30ml Housemade lemon sherbet
25ml Fresh pressed pineapple juice
6 Dashes Dr. Adam Elmegirab's Teapot Bitters
Topped with soda water
Pour all ingredients into a small teapot and fill with cracked ice. 
Lightly stir, top with soda water and serve with teacups garnished with fresh lemon twists

More new whiskey

In stock now at Forsyth...
Label 5 Blended Scotch Whiskey
Griff's Cowboy Whiskey
Jailers Premium Tennessee Whiskey
Breakout Premium 8-Year-Old American Rye

Wine Tasting today

Wine Tasting at our Forsyth location
Saturday February 16, 2013
From 11am-4pm

2010 Domaine de la Janasse Terre de Bussiere
2010 Charton et Trebuchet Macon Villages
2010 Chateau St. Jean Chardonnay Robert Young
2011 Le Cirque Grenache Gris
2010 Les Barras Valle du Paradis
Big O Ginger Liqueur


Great 2010 Janasse
(in stock at Rock Hill, Forsyth and New Ballas)
2010 Domaine de la Janasse Terre de Bussiere....$14.99janasse
An assembly of Syrah and Merlot from a place named “Bussière” in the Vin de Pays de la Principaute d’Orange. This blend is both powerful and strong, perfectly expressing its maturity potential with a nice balanced finish. 
Tasting Notes
The 2010 Vin de Pays Terre de Bussiere reveals lots of rustic tannins and big, dense, full-throttle flavors. While they lack elegance, they are pure, robust and exuberant. Drink it over the next several years.

Great bargain from Burgundy
(in stock at Forsyth)
2010 Charton et Trebuchet Macon Villages....$14.99macon village
It all began in 1984… when Louis Trébuchet met Jean-René Chartron, a winegrower based in the village of Puligny-Montrachet.  Louis was a young Burgundian who was eager to set up his own company in order to use the experience gained as manager of a reputed wine firm in Beaune. Providence enabled the two to meet and discover their mutual passion for Burgundy and its wines.  The company is now owned and run by Vincent Sauvestre, 4th generation winegrower in Meursault with vines in the Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune including three Grand Crus and twelve Premier Cru wines.  Chartron & Trébuchet specialises in the vinification and the aging of great Burgundy wines.

Amazing Chardonnay and price! 
(in stock at all four locations) and online

2010 Chateau St. Jean Chardonnay Robert Young.....$19.99
Graceful and understated, with delicate, fragrant floral, white peach, honeydew melon and smoky oak notes, all beautifully proportioned, offering a long finish. Drink now through 2019. 8,554 cases made. –JL
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator 

MB Roland Distillery

We are an authentic Kentucky craft distillery, creating our spirits from grain to bottle.

Made from Smoked corn
MB Roland Black Dog...$29.99 / 750ml
(in stock at Forsyth)
We know of nothing else on the market quite like our "Black Dog." We "dark fire" (or smoke, for those of you from outside Western Kentucky) the corn in a tobacco barn, adding a smoky, sweet flavor to the spirit that is great sipped by itself or in a Bloody Mary or Dirty Martini.

MB Roland True Kentucky Shine....$23.99 / 750ml
(in stock at our Ballwin location)
Our "True Kentucky Shine" is an authentic, traditional moonshine mash of corn and sugar. This product is made in a similar fashion to our White Dog, except that we add sugar into the mash prior to fermentation. Due to the combination of the white corn and sugar, notes of apple peels and citrus are prevelant. The flavor is also slightly more neutral compared to the White Dog and proves to be a better mixer for most drinks.

MB Roland Kentucky Apple Pie...$23.99 / 750ml
(in stock at our Ballwin location)
There's only one "Kentucky Apple Pie," and it's made in Pembroke. We combine apple cider, brown sugar, apple pie spices and our own True Kentucky Shine. Here in Kentucky, "Apple Pie" is somewhat of a legend. Folks have been concocting their own versions of this for years, but this is the first legally produced version that you can take home. As always, this product is completely natural in every way, no added colors or flavors.

MB Roland White Dog...$23.99 / 750ml
(in stock at our Ballwin location)
Our "White Dog" is affectionately referred to as ourSilver Bourbon because it is made from our standard bourbon mash consisting of locally-grown white corn, rye, and malted barley. The white corn lends slightly sweet, floral notes, with the rye contributing some spice notes.

Friday, February 15, 2013


Hopfenstark Station 7 Saison...$13.99
"Belgian-Style Saison:  Dry and refreshing beer with citrusy flavor from seven different herbs and typical Belgian Saison yeast ester." -- label

Plus these are in stock also..

Hopfenstark Brewery offera a wide array of beers that are available all year long. Out of our regular series, only the Saison Station series are produced alternatively. Each one will be different and will be adapted according to the rhythm of the seasons. We will be keeping some of our products on reserve at our on-site pub

Hopfenstark Station 16 Saison....$11.99 / 750ml
Season 16 is a high fermentation beer Belgian style. It is distinguished by its orange color, appearance veiled by flavors of rye grain and spicy bouquet and recalling citrus and clove.

Hopfenstark Station 55 Saison....$11.99 / 750ml
Season 55 Station is a red ale with veiled look at taste of malt, hops and spices reminiscent of citrus coupled with a bitter finish. The 55 wants to be a hybrid between a Belgian beer and a local American-style IPA. It incrit in the revival brewing in Belgium

Hopfenstark Boson de Higs

Hopfenstark Boson de Higs...$13.99 / 750ml
Rated 96/100 RateBeer
3.8% ABV
It’s not a smoke beer. It’s not a tart Berliner Weisse. It’s maybe a weird saison. BerlinerRauchSaison. Yes! Low gravity beer with good presence of wheat. A small layer of smoke malt disaper after a few sip. And light tartness and spice from the Saison yeast. Refreshing and flavourful at the same time.

New Wild Onion can...

Just hit at Forsyth...

Wild Onion Phat Chance Blonce...$8.49 / 6pk
Style: Blonde Ale
A uniquely satisfying ale, brewed exclusively with Canadian 2-Row Pale malt and Cenntenial hops. The use of only two ingredients highlights the fruity/citrus-like character of the Cenntenial hop, one of our favorite varieties from the Pacific Northwest.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Smoked Salmon is here!

Fresh batch landed at Forsyth today!.  

Smoked Salmon from Ann Arbor, Michigan

Durham's Tracklements


Inspired by a stay in the Northwest Highlands and Islands of Scotland, a genuine hand-rubbed dry cure of salt with a bit of brown sugar, lightly smoked over our own blend of select hardwoods. Mellow fresh flavor with moist, firm yet buttery texture 

Best of the Best in 20 years of Tasting

" comparison" - Marian Burros, The New York Times

Salmon just doesn’t get any better than this.

--Sylvia Rector, Detroit Free Press

More info on Durham's Tracklements

Custom smoked provisions using the finest ingredients available, Since 1992. 

We cure and smoke in small batches with the careful, hands-on attention essential to providing outstanding freshness, flavor and texture. For our Salmon Specialties we use only farmed Atlantic salmon raised in the cold waters of the Bay of Fundy, where strong tides assure excellent growing conditions and make the regular use of antibiotics and algaecides unnecessary. Salmon are selected at the optimal size, and flown fresh direct to us each week!

 No additives of any kind, always dated for superior fresh flavor. The finest genuinely hand-crafted quality available--anywhere.

New Rotator IPA

Widmer Rotator IPA - O'Ryely IPA

Sneaky Pete

Just got the new batch of Sneaky Pete!
Online also

This is their "Hopslam style" with honey and hops!!
Laughing Dog Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA...$11.99 /4pk
Sneaky Pete is a blend of five hop types: Simcoe, Glacier, Centennial, Vanguard and Hallertauer, with Simcoe playing the dominate role at 30%. In addition, three separate malts were used: Honey Malt, Rye Malt, and Munich Malt. The brew has a copious aroma of white grapefruit, citrus overtones, a complex rich middle and long flavors in the finish; a real beauty. Finished with wild clover honey. 89 IBU’s, 10% ABV.

Valentine's Day!

Don't get in the dog house for Valentine's Day
Stop by The Wine and Cheese Place for a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rose Champagne and some fresh Caviar!

We can gift wrap it for you!

In stock at our Forsyth location...
(we can transfer to any location for you also)
call 314.727.8788 to reserve 

Indulge for Valentine's Day

Mousse of Foie Gras, "Ficelle"
A delicious blend of 50% duck foie gras with duck fat, cream and eggs, then flavored with Port wine. Fully ready to eat, cut into 1 inch slices and on blinis topped with just a pinch of Fleur de Sel as an appetizer. 

Amazing Caviar
Fresh Caviar in stock

American Wild Caviar Hackleback Sturgeon:
1oz $39.99
In the rivers of Tennessee and Illinois live the Hackleback Sturgeon. Hackleback Caviar is black with a soft, mild, light buttery taste and an ocean finish. 

Russian Osetra (Israel): 
1oz $99.99 
This Osetra Caviar is raised in Northern Israel. Water from the Dan River is used in this farm. This is the secret ingredient that produces a superb Caviar with intense Osetra flavor. 

Kaluga "Amur Beluga"
1oz $129.99 
It's hard to contain our excitement about this new farm-raised caviar. Born of the Huso Dauricus sturgeon, the glossy, medium- to dark-gray grains shimmer with glorious golden highlights. Truly spectacular in size, these marvelous beads - also known as "Amur Beluga" - have a mellow, rich, buttery flavor that is simply without equal! Sublime! Limited Quantities.

Dogfish Head / Borgo Barrel Aged

Reserve it online

12 more bottles in stock now at Forsyth

Aged in Dupont Calvados Barrels for over a year!

Dogfish Head / Borgo Old Antonia Barrel Aged...$13.99 / 11.2oz
An extremely unusual beer, born with the ambition to give elegance and drinkability to a super IPA with a 10% ABV. Hop is the dominant ingredient, as a mix of hops – coming from USA and other countries - is used from the mashing to the dry hopping. The beer results quite full-bodied but at the same time extraordinarily fresh, thanks to the citrus and resinous notes. You really can’t miss this one!

La Folie 2013

Lips of Faith La Folie Sour Brown Ale 2013
La Folie Wood-Aged Biere, is our original wood-conditioned beer, resting in French Oak barrels between one and three years before being bottled. Peter Bouckaert, came to us from Rodenbach home of the fabled sour red. Our La Folie emulates the spontaneous fermentation beers of Peter s beloved Flanders with sour apple notes, a dry effervescence, and earthy undertones.

Birthdate: March, 2004
ABV: 6.0%
IBU: 18
Calories: 200
Hops: Target
Malts: Pale, Munich, Carpils, C-80, Chocolate
Body: Medium
Aroma: Green apple, plum skin, jammy, caramel sweetness, cherry pit, peppery alcohol, citrus zest
Mouthfeel: Mouth puckering and thirst quenching.
Flavor: Sharp, clean and sour and malty- like biting into a fresh picked Granny Smith Apple.
Visual: ominously deep dark red bronze hue.

Lips of Faith Cascara Quad

New Belgium Lips of Faith Cascara Quad....$7.19

Ale Brewed with Date with Coffe Cherries added

Cascara Quad is a dark, strong and surprisingly delicate ale made with dates and coffee cherries. Channeling the Trappist tradition, it’s brewed with an ethereal malt bill, and spiced with the fruit of the coffee bean (cascara). The aroma brings dates, cherries and pipe tobacco right to the nose and builds layers with hints of spice and fruity Belgian yeast. Once on the palate, Cascara Quad starts swinging clove, fig and molasses. Each sip offers sweet warmth, deep complexity and fleeting dryness.

Birthdate: January, 2013
ABV: 10
IBU: 22
Hops: Hallertauer Hersbrucker-Nobel, Styrian-Golding-Nobel
Malts: Pale, Munich, Caramel Munich, Biscuit, Black
Fruits/Spice: Belgium Amber Candy Sugar, Date Sugar, Cascara Tea

Basque Cider

Sarasola Sagardoa Hard Cider...$9.99 / 750ml
6% ABV
"Sarasola Sagardoa is a traditional Basque cider from a cider house located in the apple growing hills of Astigarraga.

Pouring & Serving: Since Basque cider is “natural” and not sparkling the cider is poured by holding the bottle up high above the head and pouring into a glass that is held just below waiste level. Pouring from elevation allows the cidre to pick up some natural carbonation when it hits the glass. Sarasola Sagardotegi is located in the apple growing hills of Astigarraga, which is in the Basque Country region of Spain, near San Sebastian." - importer

"Most Basque cider, as indeed most cider varieties in Spain, is called "natural" because unlike many other European varieties it is still, not sparkling. It normally contains 4-6% alcohol and is served directly from the barrel in a sagardotegi.
The more recent traditions surrounding the sagardotegis hail back to the time when buyers interested in purchasing cider from a particular maker would bring along food for the tasting as it is considered best when taken with a meal.
This soon evolved into gastronomical tradition with the sagardotegis becoming a cross between a grill and a cider house. In a traditional sagardotegi, three courses are taken:
* starter: a cod omelette or cod with peppers
* main: a steak
* desert: cheese (often Idiazabal cheese), quince and nuts" -- importer

Cider from Heirloom Apple

Original Sin Newtown Pippin Single Heirloom Varietal...$9.99 / 750ml
  • “The Prince of Apples”
  • First harvested in 1740 in Queens, NY.
  • Coveted by George Washington and Thomas Jeferson and planted in their personal estates.
  • Benjamin Franklin had Newtown Pippins shipped to him in London in 1759.
  • Credited with establishing the U.S. fruit export industry.
  • Was popular for use in the making of hard cider.

"They have no apples here to compare with the Newton Pippin." -- Thomas Jefferson writing from Paris

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

New Widmer limited release

Widmer Brothers SXNW South by Northwest...$11.99 / 22oz

Using rich Mexican chocolate nibs, cinnamon, toasted pecans, and green chilies, this brew will feature decadent chocolate notes with a subtle spice character to pique the taste buds. A complex blend of traditional southwest flavors brought to you by way of the Northwest.
Rated 95/100 RateBeer
Rated 98/100 RateBeer in its style

Whyte and Mackay Blended Scotch Whisky Special

In stock at Rock Hill, New Ballas, and Forsyth
Whyte and Mackay Blended Scotch Whisky Special...$15.99
Let our Master Blender Richard Paterson tell you about what makes Whyte & Mackay so Special in his video tasting notes.

colour: Rich, golden highlights.

nose: Full and round with a silky spectrum of soft nuances which are displayed immediately. An impeccable balance prevails with no individual malt or grain whisky predominating. The Double Marriage process of the 41 constituent parts has assured a lasting union - a perfect marriage.

This is the key to the blend’s success - time allows the aged malts to amalgamate and harmonise. The ‘vatted malt or blended malt’, as it is now known, is held in sherry butts and left for several months during its first marriage. Once again time is called upon. The blended malt is then mixed with six different grain whiskies and returned to another set of sherry butts to complete its second stage of maturation before it is finally bottled.

taste: By allowing the double married blend to drift over the tongue, the warmth of the mouth releases additional flavours - honeyed soft fruits arise in profusion. Seductively smooth, rich tones assert their influence in the background before giving way to a pleasing warm aftertaste which lingers long in the mouth.

This exceptional blend is a true reflection of its founders’ exacting standards.

New from Sam Adams

Sam Adams Third Voyage Double IPA...$5.49 / 22oz
Bright and intense with a vivid hop punch. Third Voyage features Cascade hops from different growing regions throught the world. The unique conditions of soil, moisture, and sunlight from each yield subtle differences that make this beer a complex medeley of hop notes.

Sam Adams White Lantern...$8.49 / 6pk
The combination of tangy citrus sweetness and a hint of peppery spice enliven the crisp wheat character of this hazy white ale for a refreshing and satisfying brew.

Sam Adams Double Agent IPL...$8.49 / 6pk
Our fresh take on a boldly hoppy brew – an India Pale Lager (IPL) – with a burst of citrusy hop character with notes of grapefruit and orange and a hint of sweetness.
Brewing innovation is about asking “what if?” What if we gave an IPA a second identity and used some of our favorite West Coast hops, with their grapefruit, piney, and tropical fruit character, in a lager? The result is this boldly hoppy and flavorful brew with a crisp lager smoothness.

Breckenridge 72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout

In stock now...last year this one was quite popular

Breckenridge 72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout...$10.99 / 4pk 
Beer Style: Specialty Stout 
Flavor: Rich, Toasted Chocolate with Hints of Dark Fruit 
Yeast: California Ale Malts: Pale, Munich, Caramel, Victory 
Chocolate: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Dark Chocolate 
Hops: Fuggle

New Vodka from Penn 1681

Penn 1681 Vodka...$24.99 / 750ml
Organic, local rye, distilled into a clean vodka everyone will love. 40% alc/vol. Distilled and Bottled by Philadelphia Distilling, Philadelphia PA
Company Overview
In 1681 King Charles II granted William Penn land which became the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Since then Pennsylvania has ranked as a leading agricultural area and has produced surpluses for export. By the mid 18th century, an exceptionally prosperous farming area had developed in Southeastern Pennsylvania with rye as one of the leading crops. The history of rye distilling in Pennsylvania dates back to before prohibition when many of the finest rye whiskeys for locally distilled.

Identifiable by its characteristically smooth and pure nature, Penn 1681 Rye Vodka appeals to those with discriminating taste. The column still removes rough and undesirable alcohols, resulting in a smooth drinking spirit to enjoy on its own or as the centerpiece of a favorite cocktail.

Handcrafted in Philadelphia, this spirit is carefully guided all the way from local Pennsylvania rye grains through the artisan distilling process and into bottles made locally from partially recycled glass for distribution and enjoyment.

Vieux Carre Absinthe Superieure

Vieux Carre Absinthe Superieure..$54.99

The French Quarter, locally known as Vieux Carré, is the soul of New Orleans, Louisiana. This city is replete with culture, architectural beauty and culinary arts. Philadelphia Distilling pays tribute to the unique and colorful history of Absinthe in New Orleans with the release of Vieux Carré Absinthe Supérieure. The first batch of Vieux Carré was released on December 31, 2008. It is the first legal absinthe to be distilled, bottled and sold on the east coast of the United States in nearly 100 years.

Vieux Carré is batch distilled using a “double maceration” process featuring the mysterious Grande Wormwood and Petite Wormwood. Green and Star Anise, Fennel Doux Provence, Melissa, Genepi, Hyssop and Spearmint complete the complex flavor profile. Vieux Carré is an original artisan spirit that combines historic processes with a modern expertise.

Vieux Carré’s flavor and color are derived exclusively from 100% natural herbs. The flavor is complex with both familiar and intriguing notes. The deep green color is reminiscent of a vintage jewel. The spirit is not over filtered, preserving the flavors extracted through the natural coloring process. A miniscule herbal particulate is natural if found.

The rich louche slowly builds as the essential oils refract light and create a dynamic opalescence. With the addition of chilled water the complexity of each herbal layer will come to fruition. The warm, long and lingering finish is harmonious, complex and subtle.

35 Year Old Glenlivet


Signatory Glenlivet 1975 Aged 35 Years...$269.99 
Distilled on 06/06/1975
Bottled on 04/10/2010
Matured in a Oloroso Sherry butt
Cask No. 10864
Only 411 bottles made

This is a very rare Scotch.  Do not miss it, we only have 5 bottles available.

Antica Forumula

Now in 375ml bottles!
In stock at Forsyth, should hit New Ballas also today
also online

Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth....$14.99 / 375ml
Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth.......$35.99 / liter

Each bottle numbered, very rare.
Antica Formula is a red fine vermouth, made from an original recipe by Antonio Benedetto Carpano dating from 1786. After experimenting various , different tests, he succeeded in creating the incomparable time-honoured recipe. Formula is produced in limited quantity with wise craftmanship, and edited in precious numbered bottles of blown glass, topped with a cork. The label is a faithful replica of the 1786 original one.

Antica Formula’s flavor profile, subtle, delicious with unique vanilla notes, is the result of Branca’s love and skills to preserve its unequalled and exclusive products.
A rare specialty, unique for its bouquet.

Wine Class and tasting

The Wine and Cheese Place Tasting Room
7435 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton, MO, 63105

Reservations required -- call 314.727.8788 or sign up online

2013 Classes at The Wine and Cheese Place 
Classes start at 7pm.
Wednesday February 20th 
Wines of the Iberian Peninsula: $20 per person. 
We here at The Wine and Cheese Place are
 constantly tasting new wines and have been extremely impressed by the current offerings from Spain and Portugal. Join us as for a tasting of delicious Spanish and Portuguese Reds and Whites.   As always, we use Riedel stemware in all of our classes.

2011 Aveleda Praia Vinho Verde, Portugal…..$11.99
2011 Burgans Albarino Rias Baixas Spain….$13.99
2010 Auratus Alvarinho, Portugal….$15.99
2010 Black Slate Porrera, Priorat Spain…..$17.99
2007 Finca Villacreses Ribera Del Duero Spain……$34.99
2009 Quinta Vallado Touriga Nacional, Douro Portugal…..$55.99
Blandy’s 5 Year Malmsey Madeira, Portugal……$15.99
2004 Quinta Do Noval LBV Port, Portugal…..$17.99

Monday, February 11, 2013

Caviar, Foie Gras and Smoked Salmon

Arriving to our Forsyth location...
(we can transfer to any location for you also)
call 314.727.8788 to reserve or email

Indulge for Valentine's Day

Mousse of Foie Gras, "Ficelle"
A delicious blend of 50% duck foie gras with duck fat, cream and eggs, then flavored with Port wine. Fully ready to eat, cut into 1 inch slices and on blinis topped with just a pinch of Fleur de Sel as an appetizer. 

Amazing Caviar
Fresh Caviar arriving Tuesday February 12

American Wild Caviar Hackleback Sturgeon:
1oz $39.99
In the rivers of Tennessee and Illinois live the Hackleback Sturgeon. Hackleback Caviar is black with a soft, mild, light buttery taste and an ocean finish. 

Russian Osetra (Israel): 
1oz $99.99 

This Osetra Caviar is raised in Northern Israel. Water from the Dan River is used in this farm. This is the secret ingredient that produces a superb Caviar with intense Osetra flavor. 

Kaluga "Amur Beluga"
1oz $129.99 
It's hard to contain our excitement about this new farm-raised caviar. Born of the Huso Dauricus sturgeon, the glossy, medium- to dark-gray grains shimmer with glorious golden highlights. Truly spectacular in size, these marvelous beads - also known as "Amur Beluga" - have a mellow, rich, buttery flavor that is simply without equal! Sublime! Limited Quantities.

Fresh Batch of Smoked Salmon From Durham’s Tracklements
scheduled to hit before Valentine's Day

Glenmorangie Ealanta Release Party Tasting

Very special guest and tasting!!!

This Wednesday!

Meet Dr. Bill Lumsden, Head of Whisky Creation
for Glenmorangie for the limited release of Ealanta!
Wednesday, February 13th from 5pm-6pm 
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton, MO 63105  -- 314.727.8788

Open House Format
Reservations are not required - but let us know you are coming on facebook

You will taste:
Glenmorangie Original
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
Glenmorangie 18yr
plus the new --- Glenmorangie Ealanta

Order Glenmorangie online
Another 30 bottles just arrived!
Oak is from the Mark Twain Forest right here in Missouri!

Glenmorangie Ealanta...$104.99
Dr. Bill Lumsden, Head of Whisky Creation, journeyed from the banks of the Dornoch Firth to the Mark Twain National Forest in the Missouri Ozark Mountains in the quest for the finest wood in which to mature Glenmorangie. Aged exclusively in hand-selected virgin casks made of slow-growth American oak, air-dried and never seasoned with Bourbon (as most other whisky casks are) ‘Ealanta’ is possibly the purest expression of whisky that Glenmorangie has ever created.
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More info about Dr. Lumsden
In his role as Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation and Whisky Stocks for The Glenmorangie Company, Dr Lumsden oversees the creation of Glenmorangie’s ‘unnecessarily well made’ spirit that originates in the Highlands of Scotland. The ‘Ultimate Islay Malt’ that is Ardbeg, crafted on the wild and untamed shores of Islay is also under his expert leadership.

Holding a PhD in Biochemistry, he combines his talent for both art and science and is renowned for his ground-breaking wood management techniques, experimentation with exceptional casks at various ages, and utilisation of extra maturation to deliver outstanding whiskies.

Dr Lumsden is regarded as a pioneer of innovation in the malt whisky industry and tours the world searching for the best oak casks that will complement Glenmorangie’s whiskies and impart unique characteristics all of their own.

He is the only person to have been honoured three times with The Malt Advocate ‘Industry Leader of the Year’ Award in in 2001, 2006 and 2008. Dr Lumsden was also awarded the IWSC ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Industry’ in 2010.

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2010 Saint Cosme Cote Rotie..$67.99
A dark, gutsy style, with lots of briary grip supporting the black olive, singed bay leaf, mulled black currant and macerated blackberry fruit. Terrific aromatics are slowly emerging, and the sweet tapenade-filled finish is long and mouthwatering. Built for the cellar. Best from 2013 through 2027. 665 cases made. –JM
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator