Saturday, March 2, 2013

1997 Croft Port!

We have an amazing price on this port....there are many places on Wine-Searcher that are selling half bottles of this port at $39.99 - $55 we have the full bottle for $39.99

Check out this price!!!!

2007 Croft Vintage Port...$39.99 / 750ml

Lowest price on Wine-Searcher
Shows aromas of very ripe fruit and sweet tobacco, with hints of earth and spices. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with round, velvety tannins and a long, fruity finish. Likeable for its soft texture. Best after 2016. –JS
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator

Great Price!!

2006 Acustic Celler Brao....$19.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher $38.67
The 2006 Brao is a blend of 50% Garnacha and 50% Samso aged for 12 months in French oak, some of it new. Purple colored, it offers a similar aromatic profile but is more structured and fuller-bodied than the Acustic. Layered, bordering on opulent, the wine has superb depth, concentration, and a 40-second finish. Give it 3-4 years in the cellar and drink it through 2026.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

Super Sale!!!

We received 60 cases at this great price!!

In stock at all four locations! and online

Case price available!

2010 Grand Estates Chardonnay

2010 Columbia Crest Chardonnay Grand Estates....$6.99
Compare to $12 at the winery
Polished, lively and refined, with pretty white peach, floral and oatmeal notes that come together smoothly and linger on the finish. Drink now through 2015. 200,000 cases made. –HS
Rated 89/100 The Wine Spectator

"The Grand Estates Chardonnay opens with bright fruit aromas of apple and pear which harmonize gracefully with signature notes of caramelized sugar and butterscotch. Ripe fruit flavors are bolstered by lively acidity, yet balanced deftly with a subtle creaminess. The striking combination of rich flavors, ample body and refreshing finish make this wine a natural pairing for a wide array of foods." -- winery

Friday, March 1, 2013

New Ballas Expansion

We saved a few goodies for our expansion grand opening

In stock only at New Ballas - 1 bottle per person until gone.  They will be available starting at 4pm today.

Sazerac Rye 6 Year old - very limited

Goose Island Night Stalker Imperial Stout...$8.99 / 22oz
Rated 100/100 on RateBeer

Info from Goose Island's Website:
A heavily-hopped imperial stout, Night Stalker is a heavyweight of a beer. It delivers a formidable punch of hops and rich roasted malt notes to the nose in a silky body that's as dark as night.

Recipe Information:
Style: Imperial Stout
Alcohol by Volume: 11.2%
International Bitterness Units: 60
Color: Midnight
Hops: Mt Hood, Simcoe
Malts: 2-Row, Munich, Chocolate, Caramel, Roasted Barley, De-Bittered Black

Lagunitas WTF is here!

In stock now at Forsyth!

Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot
"WTF"....$4.49 22 oz A big Ol' Imperial Brown Ale to help you with your slipperly slide on into springtime. Rich, smooth, dangerous & chocolatey. "In the murky realm of things that make you go "Hmmm..." 2010 should rank way, way up there. From the curious per curiam decision of 531 U.S. 98 in 2000, to WTC7, to the House of Lehman, to the Nobel President's Afghan Expedition escalation, to the oxymoronic Jobless Recovery of 2010; we have been confused. So, we did the only thing we could, we made beer and lots of it. 5,643,420 cases of it to be exact. And as far as we know, you drank all of it. Thank you for that, because if you had not, we would have been looking for a bailout of our own, and we haven't heard about any breweries either needing or receiving any of those spicy Yuan TARP dollars....although we have rad that the Las Vegas adult video industry did. Nobdoy knows why. So, in a wolrd that is once again the proverbial "Ball of Confusion", craft beer alone seems to carry its own weight. It's nice to be on the winning team and thank you for your patronage and imbibiliciousness." -- Label Share

Wine Tasting Tonight!

In stock now at Forsyth!

Come taste these 3 wines tonight from 3-6pm
at our Forsyth location in Clayton

2009 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate White Bordeaux Blend....$18.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $29.99 
A Complex nose that melds ginger, lemon drop, mirabelle, honey and spicy oak. Then dense, sappy and highly concentrated, with a strong spice quality and a distinctly tactile impression of structure. 
Rated 92/100 Wine Spectator 
Rated 93/100 Stephen Tanzer 

2008 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Red Bordeaux Blend...$39.99
Compare to the winery price $70 
A restrained nose of balsam wood, pencil lead, thyme, sage, black currant, and blackberry leads to a round, rich, succulent offering that has the balance and structure to achieve its 20th birthday in peak form. As good as the wine is, if the nose becomes more expressive with time in the bottle, my score will appear to be stingy. 
Rated 93/100 Wine Advocate
Rated 93/100 Stephen Tanzer

2008 DeLille Cellars Doyenne Aix Cabernet/Syrah Blend...$19.99

Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $29.99 
Expressive aromas of smoke, game, bacon, pepper, garrigue, blueberry, and blackberry lead to a round, succulent, impeccably balanced, lengthy wine. In the scheme of things it is a terrific value. 
Rated 92/100 Wine Advocate

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A couple of 96 point Rhones

2010 Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape Vieille Vignes....$79.99

Very expressive, with layers of lush blueberry coulis, fig paste, currant confiture and melted red licorice all wrapped with toasted spice and coursing through the vivacious finish. A gorgeous display of fruit, with the spine to keep it balanced. Drink now through 2027. 330 cases made. –JM
Rated 96/100 The Wine Spectator
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

2010 Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape Renaissance....$71.99

This has a lot going on, with dark ganache and espresso followed by roasted alder and juniper notes, before the core of plum, blackberry and steeped black currant fruit finally starts to assert itself. The long finish lets bay and tobacco leaf notes stride through, with a tarry edge as well. Shows great character. Best from 2015 through 2030. 500 cases made. –JM
Rated 96/100 The Wine Spectator
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

New Ballas Grand Opening

Now expanded with a much larger selection.....

The Wine and Cheese Place
457 N. New Ballas Road in Creve Coeur

Would you like get your hands on both of these bottles?
Cantillon Fou Foune
Goose Island Bourbon County Cherry Rye

Well, we saved a bottle of each for our New Ballas location's expansion.
Visit our newly enlarged beer department at our New Ballas location before March 1 at 6pm.

Call Marc at New Ballas for details on how 
you can acquire these two bottles - 314.989.0020


We are scheduling the Grand Opening of the much expanded version 
of The Wine and Cheese Place on New Ballas Road.

Friday, March 1, 2013 (4-7pm)
Beer and Spirit Tasting
New Belgium Lips of Faith La Folie
4 Hands Brewing Divided Sky Rye
Stone Vertical Epic 12.12.12
Firestone Walker Wookey Jack
Great Divide Yeti
Stone Ruination

Left Hand Nitro Stout
Founders Imperial Stout
North Coast Acme IPA
Founders All Day IPA - be the first to taste this new release
Aecht Schlenkerla Urbock
Arcadia Loch Down Scotch
Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner
Bear Rep Red Rocket
Beersel Oude Geuze
Detroch Fraises
Duchesse de Bourgogne
Ska Hibernal Vinifera Stout
Vicaris Triple with Gueuze

Rogue Voodoo Doughnut
Bells Kalamazoo Stout
Bells Midwestern Pale Ale
Odell Red
Odell Meddler
John Smiths Ale
Samuel Smiths Chocolate Ale

Cathedral Square Abbey

Cathedral Square Hail Mary

Cathedral Square Repent Rye

Cathedral Square Holy Moly

Boulevard Grainstorm Black IPA
Boulevard Sixth Glass
Boulevard Irish Ale
Boulevard 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat

Goose Island Mild Winter
Goose Island Matilda
Goose Island Sofie
Goose Island Nut Brown

Kona Longboard
Kona Big Wave
Kona Koko Brown
Kona Fire Rock

Widmer Brothers O’Ryely (Rotator IPA)
Widmer Brothers Columbia Common
Widmer Brothers Raspberry Russian
Widmer Brothers SXNW

Schlafly Quadrupel
Schlafly Tripel
Schlafly AIPA
Schlafly Irish Stout
Schlafly APA
Schlafly Single Malt 21st Anniversary
Schlafly Hefe Weiss
Schlafly Pilsner

beers subject to change


Balvenie Carribean Cask
Balvenie 12 year
Glenfiddich 18yr
Martell XO
Milagro Silver
Bookers Bourbon
Elijah Craig 12yr (TWCP Place Barrel)W.L. Weller 12yr
Ezra Brooks Single Barrel
Larceny Small Batch Bourbon
Wild Turkey Rare Breed
Tres Agaves Blanco
Tres Agaves Reposado
Tres Agaves Margarita Mix
Tres Agaves Bloody Maria Mix
Purus Vodka
Whyte and McKay Special Blend Scotch
Bastille French Whiskey
10 Cane Rum

Saturday, March 2, 2013 (12-4pm)
Wine Tasting

Pahlmeyer Red

Tilia Merlot

Tilia Malbec

Shea Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard

Paul Hobbs Chardonnay

Honig Sauvignon Blanc
Soter North Valley Pinot Noir
Duckhorn Paraduxx  Blend
Clos Du Val Chardonnay
Inglenook Cask Cabernet
Trimbach Riesling
Januik Red
Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon
The Prisoner
Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay
Herrencia Garnacha Blanco
Robert Craig Affinity 09
Trefethen Merlot
Hahn Pinot Noir
Chamisal Chard
Pine Ridge Chenin Viognier
Mi Sueno El Llano
Edge Cab
Madelena Chardonnao
St Hilaire Brut
Peirano Immortal Zinfandel
Thevenet Bourg Blanc
Baer Ursa
Cuvee Los Andes Malbec
Flores de Callejo
Soucherie Anjou Blanc
Solitude Chardonnay
Ch Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

We have a crisis.....

I am off today and apparently our van comes to Forsyth to pick up stuff including the Goose Island Bourbon County Cherry Rye and Coffee Stout ---

He breaks the bottle of the Coffee, yes it is true -----------

I did not believe them either, so I asked for a picture.....

So this will obviously no longer be available at our New Ballas Expansion as planned....

we are replacing it with another very rare bottle
Cantillon Fou Foune
(as long as it does not get broken)

So now the two bottles featured will be...
Cantillon Fou Foune 
Goose Island Bourbon County Cherry Rye

still need to visit our New Ballas location for details on how you can get these two because of Missouri state law

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Back in stock !!!

Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale...$12.99 / 750ml

A Collision of Crazies
Rogue Ales has collided with Voodoo Doughnut to create Bacon Maple Ale! This unique artisan creation contains a baker’s dozen number of ingredients including bacon and maple syrup from one of Voodoo’s signature doughnuts.
Style: Brown Ale Food Pairing: Doughnuts & Pork
13 Ingredients:
Malts: Briess Cherrywood Smoked Malt, Weyermann Beechwood Smoked Malt, House-smoked Hickory Malt, Great Western 2 Row, Munich, C15, C75 Malts
Speciality: Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Pure Maple Flavoring
Hops: Perle, Sterling

Yeast & Water: Pacman Yeast, Free Range Coastal Water

Charleville new 6 packs!!

Tornado Alley now in 6 packs for the first time...

Charleville Tornado Alley....$9.99 / 6pk

Check out the new style 6 pack holder....

Hot wines, hot prices...

Wines not to miss...
Coming Friday March 1st,  an opportunity to purchase and taste wines from one of Washington’s most highly decorated wineries at amazing prices.  We can’t tell you the name of the winery until the wines arrive but check here on our  blog, facebook or twitter on Friday  for the full details.  Quantities are limited so act fast when you see the post

We have 3 wines coming from this highly touted winery that are all rated 92 points or higher and at amazing prices.....
  • Estate White Bordeaux Blend: $18.99 compared to the The Wine Advocate release price of $36,
  • Estate Red Bordeaux Blend:  $39.99 compared to The Wine Advocate Release price of $70 
  • Cabernet/Syrah Blend: $19.99 compared to The Wine Advocate release price of $36
Friday March 1, from 3-6pm, we will taste these 3 wines at our Forsyth location.

(We will not have a beer tasting at Forsyth due to the big beer tasting at our New Ballas location)

Benton's Bacon

It is back!!!

(back in stock at Forsyth only)
Benton's Smoky Mountain Bacon...$11.99 /lbThis bacon is smoked the old fashioned way for two days. 

"Our hickory smoked country bacon is equally at home on a bacon, lettuce, and vine ripe tomato sandwich or on the breakfast table as it is wrapped around a premier cut of beef or a fish fillet. Hickory smoked in our smokehouse using an old-fashioned wood stove, each slice of our bacon has a distinctive full flavor that has attracted and maintained a broad spectrum of customers, from those looking for smoked bacon “the way grandpa made it” to gourmet chefs with the most distinguishing of tastes." -- Bentons

Their bacon has been featured in Gourmet Magazine, Saveur Magazine, and Southern Living Magazine.

Their bacon has been featured in Gourmet Magazine, Saveur Magazine
and here is an excerpt from Southern Living Magazine. "This is, hands down, the best bacon I've ever tasted....Benton's Smoky Mountain Hams come from a much closer source: Madisonville, Tennessee. You don't have to take my word for it though. Just ask the farmers and chefs. Some of the nation's top culinary stars make magic with Benton's hams. Local farmers bring their personal hocks to be cured by the five-man shop that competes with industry giants. The secret? They do things the slow way—using meat-curing practices thousands of years old. "Everything is done by hand," says Allan Benton, who speaks about curing ham with a passion that other men reserve for sports. Until recently, he kept his clients' addresses on yellowed sticky notes taped to the wall. "We're a hillbilly operation through and through," Allan says. And wonderfully so. The transformation from pork to perfection takes place in a smoke-stained cinder-block building on the side of a Tennessee byway. In a traditional process that's never rushed, whole hams get slathered with salt, sugar, and the family's secret spices; then they cure—for 7 to 14 months—on wooden racks. Out back, where the scent of smoking meat hangs thick in the air, Allan opens a sooty door to reveal the mysteries behind his bacon. As the fresh air clears out the little room, a tiny potbelly stove appears. "This is my smoke generator," Allan says. "I bought it for $50 from a cousin." Order now, because publicity has driven demand for Benton's products, especially the smoked bacon. Allan loves telling the story of a Vegas casino that paid hundreds of dollars for an emergency overnight shipment. But then, who knows better than a casino how to bring home the bacon?" -- Southern Living Magazine, November 2007

Stone Old Guardian

2013 Classic Release
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine...$5.59 / 22 oz

Barley wines are traditionally hefty brews, but ours is downright excessive. The huge maltiness of this beer is only tamed by an equally prodigious addition of hops, creating a rich, slightly sweet, caramel-hued ale infused with assertive bitterness and bright hop notes, all culminating in a pleasing dryness. While it will evolve into an even more glorious brew with age, this beer's delicious onslaught of flavors will seriously challenge your ability to wait any longer to drink it.

Odell Amuste

Limited Release!
Just arrived at Forsyth and online

Odell Amuste...$13.99 / 750ml
Porter Brewed with Grape Juice aged in Wine Barrels
Must is to wine as wort is to beer; the primordial ooze, the source and foundation, that feeds the process of fermentation we all love so much. Amuste is the culmination of a two year endeavor to marry these two fuels into the same fire. An Imperial Porter aged in oak wine barrels accented with juice from Tempranillo grapes grown on the Western Slope of Colorado, this harmonic combination is truly, a must.9.3%Alc. by Vol.

Two new Urban Chestnut labels....

Two more labels from Urban Chestnut got approved for BOTTLES!!

Cannot wait to stock them at The Wine and Cheese Place

While we wait for these, we have 5 different Urban Chestnut Beers in stock

Urban Chestnut STLIPA
Urban Chestnut Zwickel
Urban Chestnut Wolpertinger
Urban Chestnut Schnickelfritz
Urban Chestnut Winged Nut

Check out these two new labels ---

I will update on these two when they arrive to The Wine and Cheese Placel!!!

Pierre's Wit, Reverence Series:
Not too long ago the beer world lost one of its modern icons, Pierre Celis. Pierre, almost single-handedly, resurrected what is today one of the most popular styles of craft beer...the Belgian Wit or White Beer - a deliciously refreshing, wheat beer originally created by Belgian farmers in the middle centuries, whose primary crop was wheat. Today, the style has a generous range-of-flavor and is often infused with a variety of spices, primarily coriander and dried citrus fruits. In keeping true to Mr. Celis' homeland of Belgium we additionally brew ours with unmalted wheat using a very thorough mash regime. Here's to you Pierre! ABV- 5.1%, IBU's- 14, OG- 11.9 Plato

Monday, February 25, 2013

Widmer Chocolate Russian Imperial Sout

In stock now at Forsyth and online now

Widmer Brothers Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout 2013...$11.99
"An extremely rich and complex beer, the addition of raspberries during the fermentation process results in an almost purplish opaque color with a beautiful brown head.  Warm Chocolate and roasty notes compliment the hop bitterness

Widmer Brothers Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout 2013...$11.99
Brewed with Ecuadorian Cocoa Nibs
"Chocolate Russian Imperial stout is the ninth release in our brother's reserve series. We took our delicious KGB Russina Imperial Stout and put another new twist on it. Our brewers threw Ecuadorian cocoa nibs into the brew to create a decadent and complex beer that is shore to hit your sweet spot. Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout 2013 offers flavors of cocoa, roasted barley and coffee, balanced out by a unique hop profile.

Tiger from Singapore

Just arrived at Forsyth

Tiger Beer....$8.49 / 6pk
A lot goes into every bottle of Tiger. The finest malt, hops and yeast. Taste-testing over 10 samples of water every day. Over 200 quality checks. All part of a strict brewing process that takes over 500 hours. Little wonder that Tiger has garnered over 40 international awards to date.
Brewed since 1932, Tiger Beer is now available in more than 60 countries, winning over drinkers in major cities around the world.

Morgan Street in CANS!!!

Another St. Louis Brewery packaging now --

12 oz CANS

Morgan Street Black Beer Dark Lager...$8.99 / 6pk Cans
This light flavored black lager is our version of a classic schwarzbier. This schwarzbier has moderate malt flavors that finish clean and sweet, and are balanced out nicely with just a hint of bitterness. The appearance is very dark brown, with a tan-colored head. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium to medium-high carbonation. Black Bear is truly a beer that will surprise the drinker. It is overall dark, but very pleasantly sweet with no harshness that most would expect from a dark beer. This beer is available seasonally, so try it when you can.

Malt: Europils, Munich, De-Husked Roasted Barley, Wheat
Hops: Summit, Hallertau Mittelfruh
ABV 4.6%
IBU 24

Morgan Street Golden Pilsner...$8.99 / 6pk Cans
This Bohemian styled Pilsner is rich and malty. The hop character is spicy due to the use of Czech Saaz hops. MSB’s Golden Pilsner is not quite as bitter as its German Pilsner cousin. This pilsner has a nice rounded taste, with a clean crisp finish. The appearance is pale to deep gold, with a creamy white head. This beer has won many awards, with the most prestigious being Gold at the World Beer Cup in 2010. The Golden Pilsner is available year round at our brewery.Awards: numerous regional awards, World Beer Cup Bronze 2000, World Beer Cup Gold 2010, GABF
Silver 2010, Los Angeles International Beer Festival Silver 2011, World Beer Championships Silver 2011
Malt: Europils, Munich, Cara Pils
Hops: Hallertau Mittelfruh, Czech Saaz
ABV 5.1%
IBU 35

Morgan Street Honey Wheat...$8.99 / 6pk cans
This American style unfiltered wheat beer is great anytime. The aroma is pleasantly grainy and
sweet with a touch of honey. The appearance is pale yellow with minimal clarity. The flavor is not
overpowering, and is quite quaffable. Honey Wheat has a low hop bitterness that is balanced out by the honey malt used in the mash. The mouthfeel is smooth and crisp, and has medium to high carbonation. This beer is always a refreshing treat, and is available at our brewery year round.
Malt: Europils, White Wheat, Honey Malt
Hops: German Tettnang, Cascade
ABV 4.9%
IBU 14

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Belle Glos Pinot Noir....

In stock and online

Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Pinot Noir 2011....$39.99

Deep scarlet red in color, this wine leaves little to the imagination with rich, expansive aromas of blackberry, raspberry, plum and sweet baking spices like cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. The palate is similarly intense with flavors of ripe blackberries, raspberries, warm cherry pie, blueberry and fresh cranberry, perfectly balanced with velvety tannins and a smooth toasty oak finish. Best described as “Christmas in your mouth!”

The 2011 has not been rated, but the 2010 and 2009 version scored 93 from The Wine Spectator.
2011 was great year for Belle Glos, the "lesser" Belle Glos 2011 Meiomi Pinot Noir already received a score of 92 points (and it only scored a 88 and 87 in the previous two years).  This one is delicious and will score big!