Saturday, July 13, 2013

Russell's Reserve

Available online

Back in stock

Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Small Batch...$46.99 / 750ml
110 proof
Handpicked by Jimmy and Eddie Russell, the best barrels are sourced from the “center cut”, or level 4 of the rick house. Each barrel is individually bottled at a higher proof and non-chill filtered to guarantee maximum flavor and deeper color. Each barrel has its own unique personality yet captures the rich, complex style of Russell’s Reserve.

Hitachino Limited beers.

Hitachino XH...$4.79 / 11.2oz

Nest Beer aged in Sake Casks

Strong Belgian Brown Ale matured in distilled Sake barrels.the final Maturation takes place in Shochu casks {distilled sake} for 3 months.
Rated 97/100 RateBeer

Hitachino Nipponia...$5.49 / 11.2pz
6.5% ABV
"This new “barley malt” {cross polination between the European “Golden Melon” and the Japanese barley malt “Shikoku”} disappeared a “relatively long time ago” {about 50 years ago}.
A few years ago Mr.Kiuchi acquired 16 seeds from the Department of agricultural history in Japan. He started to plant those 16 seeds {on a 2 sqft area!} about 5 years ago. After the first harvest they planted all new seeds again....and did the same the next year and the following .
Last year’s harvest yielded {for the first time} enough “Kanego Golden Malt” to brew the first batch of “Ancient Nipponia” {along with the historic Sorachi Ace hops}" -- importer

Bruton Diece

Bruton Diece Italian Abbey Ale...$19.99
Diece is a barley beer with an intense and alcoholic taste, produced with no spices and with natural yeast to enhance its malted character and complexity resulting from a long boiling process in the cooking room. Its look is very dark with creamy thin froth, a scent that anticipates its taste of caramel and liquorice. Its stout structure and rich hop allow best ageing to get amazing taste after years.

Charleville Strawberry Blonde

Back in stock!
In stock at Forsyth and online

Charelville Strawberry Blonde...$8.99 / 6pk
Strawberry Season reminds us that summer is almost here! This Sexy Blonde Ale would not be complete without the seductive essence of strawberries. Balanced and Refreshing, this Blonde is sure to Please!!

Rock & Rye & Rum Punch - Perfect for Summer

Rock & Rye & Rum Punch
This throat-warming punch, adapted from a recipe by Allen Katz of The New York Distilling Company, is a sophisticated take on the old-timey cold-season cure of tea dosed with Rock and Rye cordial. This recipe first appeared in our November 2012 issue along with Kara Newman's story Good Medicine.

Credit: Anna Stockwell

2 oz. hibiscus tea, such as The Republic of Tea   ***
1½ oz. Hiram Walker Rock and Rye cordial  
½ oz. aged rum, such as Flor de Cana 7 Year Old Rum  ***
½ oz. fresh lime juice
1 slice orange, to garnish
1 brandied cherry, to garnish

*** In stock at The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth

Stir together tea, Rock and Rye, rum, and juice in an old-fashioned glass. Add ice, and garnish with orange slice and brandied cherry.

Recipe from Saveur Magazine

Friday, July 12, 2013

Summer Wine Clearance - July 13th

One day only - big sale!

Summer Wine Clearance and Tasting!

TODAY!! Saturday July 13

One day only!

All 4 of our stores will have over 30 wines on sale and priced to move at deep discounts.  

Moving into the hot summer, we want to trim our stock down a bit. 

  • Saturday July 13, 9am-4pm
  • Each store will have some of the clearance wines out to taste.  
  • Selection will vary in each store.
  • Prices will be net, no additional discount
  • No reservations

Look for signs in the store that say
"Price Reduced"

Along with tasting some of the clearance wines, we will also taste at Forsyth only
  • TWCP / Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Volume II Bourbon
  • Koval Lion's Pride Dark Rye
  • Koval Lion's Pride Rye

New Single Malt Scotches - Cask Collection - Very limited

Yes, these are convenient half bottles - 375ml

A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Clynelish 17 Year Old....$54.99 / 375ml
ABV: 56.1% 
Cask: Bourbon Hogshead
Cask #4631
Distilled: June 14, 1995
Bottled: November 7, 2012
Bottles produced: 499
Un-Chill filtered bottled at cask strength

A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Imperial Speyside 17 Year Old....$59.99 / 375ml
ABV: 52.2% 
Cask: Bourbon Hogshead
Cask #50071
Distilled: May 22, 1995
Bottled: November 7, 2012
Bottles produced: 495
Un-Chill filtered bottled at cask strength

A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Longmorn Speyside 20 Year Old....$59.99 / 375ml
ABV: 58.1% 
Cask: Bourbon Hogshead
Cask #71784
Distilled: May 25, 1992
Bottled: November 7, 2012
Bottles produced: 385
Un-Chill filtered bottled at cask strength

A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Bunnahahbhain Islay Year Old....$65.99 / 375ml
ABV: 46.8% 
Cask: Bourbon Hogshead
Cask #5846
Distilled:  October 23, 1989
Bottled: November 7, 2012
Bottles produced: 535
Un-Chill filtered bottled at cask strength

Recipe of the Week - Gordon Ramsay's Scrambled Eggs and Smoked Salmon Crostini

Recipe of the Week

Gordon Ramsay's Scrambled Eggs and Smoked Salmon Crostini:
(Adapted from Christmas with Gordon’ by Gordon Ramsay)
While most of America knows Chef Gordon Ramsay as screaming mad Brit who makes a fool of himself and others on various TV shows he is actually quite the chef and I am always willing to give one of his recipes a try. I’ve often found the most simple dishes to be the trickiest because you don’t have a lot of extra flavors to hide behind but when you start with great ingredients you have nothing to worry about.

  • 1 Tri Becca Baguette sliced on a bias ½ inch thick   ***
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper    ***
  • 12 large eggs    ***
  • 1/4 cold unsalted butter, diced 
  • 4 tbsp Persian Feta (the original recipe calls for cream but I prefer the slight tang and savory notes of the feta with the salmon)   ***
  • 1–2 tbsp snipped chives   
  • 3/4 pound smoked salmon (If you haven’t yet please try our Smoked Salmon from Durham’s Trackelments, easily the best I have ever had)    ***
*** In stock at The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth

1. Slice the baguette on an extreme bias in order to get longer slices. Drizzle sliced baguette with olive oil and season with salt and pepper place in a 350 degree oven and bake until golden brown, about 8 minutes. 

2. Break the eggs into a cold heavy-based non-stick saucepan; do not season. Place the pan over a low heat and add a few knobs of butter. Using a wooden spoon, stir the eggs frequently but not constantly, just to combine the yolks and whites.

3. As the eggs start to scramble, take the pan off the heat and use a spatula to scrape the egg from the sides and base of the pan. Return to the heat and keep stirring and scraping the pan until the overall texture of the eggs is like soft curds. This should take 5–6 minutes. Don’t overcook the mixture – it should be moist and soft.

4. When the eggs are nearing the end of cooking, take the pan off the heat, add another knob of butter and then season well. Return to the heat and stir in the Persian Feta. Once the butter has melted, remove from the heat and fold through the chives.

5. Spoon the scrambled eggs onto the toasted croistini, drape the slices of smoked salmon on top and serve immediately.

New Bourbon....Henry DuYore

Ransom Henry DuYore’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey...$33.99
We created Henry DuYore’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey to be an ultra premium American Whiskey that fits within the boundaries of the Bourbon category: a mash bill of greater than 51% corn and an aging program of at least two years in new Bourbon barrels--but with a greater than usual influence from the rye, and a liberal amount of barley to give greater viscosity and weight to the palate. Longer aging and a unique finishing program utilizing French oak barrels lend additional complexity to the whiskey.

Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Quad

Dropped off two barrels at the Schlafly Tap Room Today!
They will be filled with Quadrupel in the next 7 days.

Look for TWCP/Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Quad Volume II early 2014

2 barrel batch so we should see about 400 bottles this time.
Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon
Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Bourbon

Thanks again to Schlafly for doing this for us.

Schlafly filling the Quad Volume II on July 15, 2013.

Explicit APA now in 6 packs

Now in 6 packs!

Order online now

In stock now -- it is now a seasonal beer for them...
Charleville Explicit APA....$8.99 / 6pk
"American Pale Ale is not only the standard, but the foundry for what has inspired the craft beer movement. Here at Charleville we wanted to celebrate the beer style that stands as the cornerstone for what has made American craft brewing so great. Our Explicit APA is brewed with five addtions of hops prior to the wort passing through the Hopback on its way to fermentation. To complete this full bodied ale dry hops are added during cold maturation to creat a hop forward ale, with a transcendental copper hue" -- Charleville

Reverb Pilsner is back!!!

Boulevard Reverb Imperial Pilsner...$8.49 / 750ml
"You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten.  You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar.  Where can you go from there?  Where? [pause] These go to eleven." - Nigel Tufnel, This is Spinal Tap

"To some ears, the term, "imperial pilsner" might sound like an oxymoron.  How can a style as cleanly balanced and refined as a pilsner be "amped up" to imperial status?  Pilsner is arguably, just fine the way it is.    Where do you go from there?  The answer, of course: You go to eleven.
With its classic recipe and impeccable craftmanship, Reverb Imperial Pilsner echoes our Collaboration Number 1 Imperial Pilsner, produced in 2009 when with esteemed Orval brewmaster Jean-Marie Rock.  Like its predecessor, this new Summer Seasonal release is a study in delicately balanced contrasts.  A strakly simple recipe, using only Pilsner malt and Saaz hops, combined with a painstakingly complex brewing process, produce a beer of subtle elegance.  The venerable technique of "first wort hopping," -- adding hops at the beginning of the boil and allowing them to steep for a much longer time---gives the beer a refined hop aroma and flavor.  Pilsner malt makes a clear yet restrained statement up front, answered by try steady, harmonious hum of hop bitterness, traces of which linger in the dry, crisp finish.   Our Reverb Imperial Pilsner pairs melodiously with grilled seafood or chicken, or a wide variety of cheeses.  Really, though, it goes great with whatever is being served backstate.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

TWCP own barrel of Eagle Rare 10 year Old Vol. II

We just received our second barrel of Eagle Rare 10 Year Old.

We tasted barrel samples with our customers and picked an amazing barrel. 
Come taste it at Forsyth on Saturday.

Volume II is here!

Another barrel arrives today!

TWCP / Eagle Rare 10 Year....$28.99 / 750 ml
Eagle Rare: Barrel ID# 03-C-07-C-2-29 Barrel #:336
Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey is masterfully crafted and carefully aged for no less than ten years.   The rareness of this great breed of bourbon is evident in its complex aroma, as well as the smooth and lingering taste. Each bottle of Eagle Rare offers consistent flavors, but with a seemingly individual personality from each unique barrel. Eagle Rare is a bourbon that lives up to its name with its lofty, distinctive taste experience. 

Robert Parker recently rated Eagle Rare 10 Year Old
45% alcohol; 90 proof
A sensational Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, this single barrel project is a powerful, pedal-to-the-metal, balls-to-the-walls style of bourbon that has been aged 10 years and has 45% alcohol, which makes it 90 proof. Seemingly bigger than that in the mouth, it is full-bodied with lots of caramelized citrus, maple syrup, smoky crème brûlée and cappuccino-like notes as well as terrific fruit from the fermentation. The wood is only a complementary aspect of this velvety textured, full throttle bourbon. It appears to be a classic. 95 points
Rated 95/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Amazing buy in Rye Whiskey

Just received an amazing Rye Whiskey closeout!
While supply lasts!

The lowest price I can find online for the whiskeys is $36.99  
at The Party Source in Kentucky

Koval Lion's Pride Dark Rye Single Barrel Whiskey....$14.99
Aged in "heavy char" new American Oak barrels 
100% Rye - notes of spiced apple and butterscotch with a peppery finish

Koval Lion's Pride Rye Single Barrel Whiskey....$14.99
Aged in "toasted" new American Oak barrels 
100% Rye - notes tangerine and coconut with pepper on finish

Fuller's London Black Cab Stout

A new one from Fuller's.  It has been getting some good reviews online....

Fuller's London Black Cab Stout....$4.29 / pint
Brewed with a combination of five different malts, some heavily roasted for a near jet black appearance, Black Cab Stout is 4.2% ABV and beneath its dark exterior features luxurious red berry notes, toasty aromas on the nose and culminates in a dry, bitter finish.
Rated 95/100 RateBeer for the Dry Stout Style

Home grown Tomatoes....

We have everything you need to make your Caprese salad!

We have started getting local Tomatoes from Dry Dock Farms like we did last year.  In stock now at Forsyth

We got some in last week, but they sold out even before I posted them.

Marcoot Creamery Fresh Mozzarella --
We will start receiving Fresh Mozzarella from Marcoot Creamery - in stock at Forysth

We also have some basil plants growing in the store.  If you buy fresh Mozzarella from us, we can clip some off FRESH for you for your salad.  Forsyth location only while supply lasts.

New limited vineyard from Belle Glos

Very Limited!

Each of our stores is only getting 6 bottles
Call to reserve
Rock Hill - 314.962.8150
Forsyth - 314.727.8788
Ballwin - 636.227.9001
New Ballas - 314.989.0020

2011 Belle Glos Pinot Noir "Dairyman Vineyard"....$39.99

Dark in hue, rich and dense, this offers a potent mix of berry pie flavors that are lively, complex and well-oaked. Quite harmonious, with the fruit and creamy wood scents in sync. Drink now through 2022. 2,980 cases made. –JL
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator

Thunder Trail ESB

Arcadia Thunder Trail ESB...$9.99 / 6pk
Thunder Trail ESB (6.0% ABV): stays true to our English Brewing Heritage. With a strong backbone of Maris Otter and Crystal malts, this Extra Special Bitter is balanced by earthy, spicy, English hops. Our Ringwood yeast strain imparts a dis-tinctly fruity character that is accented by dry-hopping with a modest amount if Palisade hops. We hope you enjoy this quality session ale—wherever the Trail may take you.
Style: ESB
ABV: 6.0%

Imperial Stout brewed with Maple Syrup

Back in stock 2 more cases arrived!!
Very limited beer, still according to RateBeer, as of today, there are only 3 places showing bottle distribution.

In stock at Forsyth and online 

Brewed with Maple Syrup
Omnipollo Agamemnon Imperial Stout....$15.99 / 22oz

Agamemnon is our first beer brewed in the US. It is an Imperial Stout brewed with maple syrup and a strong sensations that it is now or never.  Henok

Omnipollo is an award winning brewery that was founded in 2010 by Henok Fentie and Karl Grandin.   We conceive our recipes at home and travel to different breweries across the globe to craft our ales.  Our ambition is to change the perception of beer… forever.

Plasticman back in stock!

Order Evil Twin online

Evil Twin / Local Option / Westbrook Plasticman $9.99 / 22oz
Collaboration with Local Option and Westbrook Brewing
Taste the Colors, Hear the Aromas, Smell the Carbonation.

Some info about the other breweries...
Westbrook Brewing:  Mt. Pleasant SC
Westbrook Brewing is a craft brewery in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Our mission is to make the most interesting, drinkable, and generally awesome beer possible. We love experimenting with different ingredients and brewing techniques, and we hope you’ll have as much fun drinking our beer as we do making it.
Local Option : Chicago ILBierwerker is Local Option’s brewing division. We are not gypsies. We have a home and it’s the Local Option. We don’t play mandolins: we rock SGs. We don’t read palms: we put beers in them. We don’t storm into your village unwanted and filthy, we are summoned by your leaders to deliver intoxicating elixirs and purloin your sobriety. If you take our picture YOUR soul will be stolen.

Evil Twin Aun Mas Cafe Jesus....$8.99 11.2oz
On a pilgrimage for immortal craft beer we tripped on these heavenly coffee beans - threw them in and created damn good aromas, a thick fudge like body, pitch black color and obviously only made in limited amounts.  And the taste....furthermore Jesus!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Odell Celastrina

Odell Brewing Celastrina Saison....$12.99
Celastrina, or Hops Blue, is a tiny blue butterfly found living on wild hop plants along the Front Range of Colorado. Little is known about this rare species, but we hope to change that. Celastrina Saison pays tribute to this winged creature with delicate hints of banana and clove-like flavor, typical of a traditional Saison, that flutter with a subtle spice character derived only from the hops used. $1 from each bottle sold will go to the Colorado Natural Heritage Program to help fund research of the Hops Blue butterfly.
7.5% Alc. By Vol.

New releases from New Holland....

In stock at Forsyth.....

New Holland Paleooza Michigan Pale Ale...$8.99 / 4pk
Style: American Style Pale Ale
IBU: 36 ABV: 5.6%
Description: This beer has a golden colored body with a creamy white head. Its slightly sweet malt flavor makes up the base and offers a supporting role to the refreshing hop profile. Cascade hops provide a floral, citrus and almost fruity character to this well balanced easy drinking ale. Back by popular demand, “Paleooza” is an old favorite and an early original in our portfolio of great beers

New Holland Monkey King Farmhouse Ale...$9.99 / 6pk

A soft, medium-body saison with subtle pepper character and fruity undertones. Pairings: shellfish, spiced cheeses and citrus-laden vinaigrettes.
Alc. 6.60% by Vol.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Paul Hobbs Wine Tasting - Open House

Paul Hobbs Wine Tasting!
Wednesday, July 17 from 5:30-7pm

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

Open House - reservations are not needed.

Please join us to taste these spectacular wines from Paul Hobbs.
We will have a representative from the Paul Hobbs winery on hand to answer any questions about the wines.

We will taste:
2010 Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Chardonnay...$45.99
2011 Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Pinot Noir...$49.99
2010 Paul Hobbs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon...$79.99

Here is some press on the wines.....
2010 Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Chardonnay
The 2010 Chardonnay is rich, creamy and expressive. Lemon, green pears, white flowers and crushed rocks all take shape in this deeply expressive, gorgeous wine. First and foremost, the 2010 stands out for its nuance and class. This is a great showing from the straight Russian River bottling, not to mention a textbook wine for the appellation. The 2010 spent ten months in oak (45% new) and two months in steel. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018. 
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

2011 Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
A delicious, entry-level wine, the 2011 Pinot Noir is also a great example of the year. Sweet floral notes, red berries, mint and anise are some of the notes that woven together in the glass in this expressive and beautiful wine. Juicy and radiant, the 2011 captures the very best qualities of Sonoma Pinot Noir in this cold vintage. It is a terrific showing. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021. 
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

2010 Paul Hobbs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley wraps around the palate with mocha, chocolate, violets and new leather. Despite its explosive personality, the straight Napa Valley bottling is pretty approachable for the vintage. I especially like the focus of the finish. In 2010, the Cabernet Sauvignon includes 6% Cabernet Franc. The vineyard sources are State Lane, Stagecoach and Mast. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. 
Rated 92+/100 The Wine Advocate