Friday, February 21, 2014

Education: Grape - Zinfandel

Wine Tasting at all FOUR locations

February 22  from 11am-4pm.
(each store will also have other wines out to taste)

A little more education: We are going to try to feature either a grape or a wine region each week at our stores. We will give you some background information on the grape or region and feature a wine that highlights what we are featuring. We will taste that wine on Saturday at all four of our locations. We will post it here in our blog and send it out in our emails - click here to sign up for our emails

On our blog, click on the  label "Education" and you can read all of the education articles (see the right column under the heading "labels"

Grape: Zinfandel

Zinfandel is a red wine grape variety widely cultivated in California. It arrived in the Americas from Europe in the early years of the 19th century, and was an immediate success in both Napa and Sonoma counties, which remain its strongholds today.

After 30 years of discussion and disagreements (including legal intervention by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms), DNA research carried out in California in the 1990s confirmed that Zinfandel is identical to Italy's Primitivo

Zinfandel has been used to make various styles of wine since it arrived in the United States, including dry and sweet red wines and the famous 'White Zinfandel' blush, created to cater for a white wine-drinking American consumer base of the 1970s. The arrival of this new wine style in the early 1970s led to an explosion of Zinfandel plantings – perhaps ironic given that the style of wine was created to find a use for the swathes of under used Zinfandel vines already in existence. We only carry one brand of White Zinfandel in the store but stop by on Saturday to explore a huge variety of amazing Zinfandels from California, including our perennial favorite the Seghesio Sonoma County Zinfandel.

Recipe of the Week: Zinfandel BBQ Sauce

Zinfandel BBQ Sauce

  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 4 to 6 shallots, minced (enough to make 1 cup)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups Zinfandel  (that leaves 2 cups in the bottle for the cook)   ***
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup honey, or to taste  ***
  • 1 tablespoon Sweet Sophie Maple Syrup  ***
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper   ***
*** In stock at The Wine and Cheese Place


Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan. Add the shallots and garlic and cook over moderate heat until just beginning to brown, 3 to 4 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon. Add all but 3 tablespoons of the wine and boil over high heat until reduced to about 2/3 cup.

Reduce the heat and stir in the ketchup, brown sugar, honey, Sweet Sophie, salt and pepper. Gently simmer the sauce until thick and richly flavored, 10 to 12 minutes, adding the remaining 3 tablespoons wine after 6 minutes. Correct the seasoning, adding salt and pepper to taste.

This sauce is great for basting or marinating before grilling but also makes a great dipping sauce for your favorite finger foods.

Meet the owner of North Shore!

Spirit Tasting Tonight!
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton, MO 63105

Tonight, Friday, February 21 -- North Shore Distillery from Chicago, IL
Sonja Kassebaum, co-founder, of North Shore distillery will be on hand to taste through their products.

North Shore Products are also available online

North Shore Distillery from Chicago
"You have arrived at the virtual home for the first boutique distillery in the Chicago area (and in Illinois). Since 2005, we've been producing a range of inspired and unique spirits for your enjoyment. Our award winning, small-batch, handmade products are designed for the true spirit connoisseur, using the finest ingredients and the most advanced distillers' techniques. Thanks for visiting - we hope you come back often." -- North Shore

North Shore Distiller's Gin No. 11....$29.99 / 750ml
Classic Dry Gin
Our Ode to Traditional London Dry Gin
We love to rave about our Distiller's Gin No. 6, but we didn't stop there. We also created another gin - Distiller's Gin No. 11 - which appeared for the first time in March 2007. This gin is based on the traditional London Dry Gin profile. If you are a fan of abundant juniper flavor, this may be your new favorite gin. We created No. 11 for those looking for a warm round nose, and an unmistakable dry gin flavor.

The botanicals in No. 11 add fullness to the gin without taking away from the leading role of the juniper berries. The balance is remarkable and lends itself well to classic cocktails from when gin was king.

•94 pts Gold Medal/Exceptional Rating - Beverage Testing Institute, 2008
Tasting notes: "Clear. Dense, compacted aromas of honeycomb, lime soufflé, peppery juniper, and sweet spices. A soft, silky entry leads to a fruity medium-full of citrus custard pasty, pink peppercorns, fresh herbs, and honeyed juniper berries. Finishes with an long interplay of flavor with a touch of eucalyptus and minerals. A lovely, deeply flavorful, and elegantly styled gin that will be sensational in vintage cocktails."
This makes it the second highest rated American made gin. The only American gin rated higher? Our very own Distiller's Gin No. 6.

North Shore Gin No.6...$29.99 / 750ml
Modern Dry Gin
"Distiller's Gin No. 6 is extremely smooth, with a complex blance of citrus, spice and floral notes. We create No. 6 (90 proof) by infusing our grain-based spirit with hand-selected botanicals from all over the world, along with fresh lemon zest and lavender blossoms.
If you have never tasted this gin, or you think you don't like gin, we strongly recommend trying No. 6 neat (straight) before mixing it into a cocktail or martini. This will allow you to smell and taste the complex nature of this gin. We know you will be amazed at how much you like this gin.
Distiller's Gin No. 6 is fantastic in a traditional martini - we recommend an 8:1 ratio of gin to vermouth, although this gin works well with more vermouth if you like it that way. It also adds character and intriguing flavor to a range of cocktails, such as those you'll find in our
cocktail repository.
This gin has received several awards, including:
95 pts Gold Medal/Exceptional Rating
- Beverage Testing Institute, 2008
"A superb gin that virtually bristles with fresh, 3-D flavors. Very impressive!"

North Shore Vodka....$29.99 / 750ml
"Almost every high-end vodka claims to be a "small batch" vodka. How is this possible when you see them on every shelf, in every store in the country and on the shelves of many stores overseas? Small is obviously a relative term. The daily production capacity of most of these "small batch" imports is comparable to our distillery's yearly capacity. Our small batch production is actually that.
But enough about the others. North Shore Vodka is elegant and refined. Made from distilled midwestern grain, our vodka has a smooth, refreshing taste with a pleasant clean finish. Through our proprietary process, and our focus on the quality of each and every batch, our master distiller ensures that our vodka has the individual character and quality required to be enjoyed on its own or in your favorite martini or cocktail.
We proudly share with you this wonderful vodka and truly believe that you will enjoy drinking it as much as we enjoy making it.

A Rare Creation - U.S. Made Aquavit
North Shore Aquavit....$29.99 / 750ml

Most common in Scandinavia, aquavit is a truly enjoyable spirit. In that part of the world, you can find many small and large-batch aquavits with widely varying flavors. In the U.S., the selection is far more limited. In Chicago, we have only found five aquavits (and only 3 are common), all of which are imported. We thought it was high time one was produced on this side of the ocean.

By the U.S. government's definition, aquavit's dominant flavor must be caraway seed (most commonly found in rye bread). Beyond that, the distiller uses his or her own artistic flair to add additional flavors and qualities to the spirit.

Aquavit - Private Reserve has a complex balance of spices and flavors. We begin with hand-selected botanicals from all over the world, including caraway, cumin, and coriander. These botanicals are macerated and distilled with the alcohol, and we age the spirit in new American oak to soften and meld the flavors. Unlike other aquavits, we do not add caramel coloring. All of the flavor and color is natural, and are the direct result of our process.

Enjoying Aquavit - Private Reserve
Aquavit is traditionally enjoyed chilled and straight, but it can also be sipped neat. Being avid mixologists, we have some fun and savory cocktail recipes with it as well. Visit our Cocktail Repository to find some favorite recipes with Aquavit - Private Reserve.
This spirit received 95 points - Exceptional Rating from the Beverage Testing Institute in November 2008 and was the Highest Rated Aquavit
Tasting notes: "Yellow straw color with a chartreuse cast. vibrant and stimulating aromas of pink peppercorns, cardamom, lemongrass, medicinal roots and herbs, and sandalwood follow through on a silky entry to a dryish medium-to-full body with a touch of tilled earth a long, spicy fade. Excellent flavor, purity and depth.
This spirit also received a Gold Medal in the 2007 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and in July 2008 the folks at Spirits Review awarded it a 9 out of 10, and described it as "[i]ncredibly smooth and seductively aromatic - especially for an aquavit."

North Shore Absinthe Verte....$59.99 / 750ml
Like the sirens of Greek mythology, Sirène will tempt you. With a beautiful, nuanced aroma and flavor, Sirène embodies the rich tradition and history of absinthe.

Absinthe has always been a favorite spirit at North Shore Distillery - first as a curiosity on our world travels, then as a fascination. We have tasted many variations and have been working on our own recipes for years. Now that is possible to actually introduce one to the market, we are excited to share this incredible absinthe with you.

Creating Sirène
We take a traditional approach to creating Sirène. We use the traditional trinity of absinthe ingredients along with a proprietary blend of additional herbs and spices to create Sirène's richness and complexity. The process requires a significant amount of time, preparation and botanicals, but the result is worth the effort.

Enjoying Sirène Absinthe
Absinthe is traditionally enjoyed in a drip. Pour about an ounce of absinthe in to an absinthe glass or a rocks glass. Then place an absinthe spoon on the glass and place a sugar cube (optional) on the spoon. If you do not have an absinthe spoon you can just add simple syrup to your absinthe. Then you drip ice cold water over your sugar cube and in to the absinthe. You can use an absinthe fountain or simply a carafe of ice water. We recommend having your first drip with three parts water and one part absinthe. Then adjust the water next time to your personal taste.

New 12 pack CANS from New Belgium

Nice new pack from New Belgium....

New Belgium Folly Pack ---- $14.99 / 12pk CANS

3 CANS each of...
  • New Belgiam Snapshot
  • New Belgium Fat Tire
  • New Belgium Ranger IPA
  • New Belgium Shift

Southern Tier Single Hop Mosaic Ale

Southern Tier 2XONE...$8.49 / 6pk
Single Hop Ale - Mosaic Hops
"Although we’ve reduced this beer down to the most essential two ingredients, it is amazing how complex the flavor is. In a way it is a lot like looking into a kaleidoscope, where the simplest object suddenly becomes a transfixing multitude of images, repeating and reflecting until a whole is realized, only to see it change yet again."

O'Fallon Brewing new single hop Ale!

O'Fallon Zeke's Pale Ale....$8.49 / 6pk
Zeke’s is a dry, crisp, light-bodied pale ale brewed with Galaxy hops, which gives it a unique citrusy flavor and aromas of passion fruit, grapefruit and pineapple. O’Fallon brewmaster Brian Owens created Zeke’s because he wanted a smooth and relatively easy to drink beer with a rich, full hop aroma and flavor.
“The tastes and demands of craft beer drinkers are evolving quickly, and people now are looking for big flavor in beers that aren’t too high in alcohol and are lighter than most craft beers,” said Owens. “We wanted Zeke’s to be special so we used only Galaxy hops which produce a really citrusy flavor and an amazing aroma.”  Zeke’s Pale Ale is brewed with two-row, Bonlander and Honey malt. Galaxy hops are added at the very end of the boil in a technique called burst-hopping that allows the beer to gain the hop flavor and aroma with just the right balance of bitterness. The result is a dry, crisp, light-bodied ale with a fresh hop aroma and just a hint of honey.

TWCP Charleville Hairy Cow Barrel Aged Wee Heavy Volume II

We got the last 4 cases in stock now!

TWCP Charleville Hairy Cow Barrel Aged Wee Heavy Volume II...$14.99 / 750ml
AGED 9 Months, compared to 2 months for Volume I

More about the beer...

A two barrel blend:  an Elijah Craig 12 Year and a Buffalo Trace
Time in barrel: 9 months
Bottled: March 28, 2013
Release date: February 7, 2014
Bottles produced: 408 bottles

A few new ones from Prairie Artisan Ales...

Now in stock at New Ballas and Forsyth

Prairie Artisan Ales Birra...$9.49 / 4pk
We present to you Prairie Birra, our sessionable farmhouse ale. Birra is crisp with notes of black pepper and orange and goes perfectly with food. Look for it in stores (4-packs) and on tap in January in all markets we currently sell beer.

This one is almost gone, 6 bottles at New Ballas and 12 bottles at Forsyth
Prairie Artisan Ales Puncheon....$10.99 / pint
Farmhouse Ale Fermented in Oak Barrels
Puncheon is a farmhouse rye ale fermented in large oak barrels with several different wild bacteria strains. Tropical citrus notes and sourness can be detected with hints of oak.

Plus the last of this, 3 more cases
Prairie Artisan Ales Eliza5beth...$8.99 / pint
"Eliza5beth is a golden farmhouse ale that is aged on a small amount of apricots with brett cultures." - Prairie Artisan Ales

Left Hand Wake Up Dead

Left Hand Wake Up Dead Imperial Stout...$5.99 / 22oz

But don’t be discouraged.Here’s a black ale to brighten your day. Wake Up Dead lurks in our cellars for over 4 months before being unleashed. Hints of raisins, black licorice, coffee and dark chocolate are followed by earthy, herbal hop notes. Any apprehensions about the rest of your day are quickly forgotten, for whatever the mind expects, it finds. Sometimes you’re not in the mood for what everyone else is having.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Big 97 point score and a great price

"The Poggio Scalette wines aren't always easy to find, but they are well worth the effort"
   - The Wine Advocate


2010 Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione....$59.99
The 2010 Carbonaione (Sangiovese) is a stunner. Deep, rich and utterly impeccable, the 2010 boasts breathtaking richness, energy and power. The flavors remain incredibly primary in a wine that will require years to develop. Graphite, crushed rocks, blue/black fruit, plums and smoke emerge over time. As phenomenal as the 2010 is today, it really should be cellared for at least a few years. This is a drop dead gorgeous wine from Vittorio and Jurij Fiore
Rated 97/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
Rated 95/100 James Suckling
Rated 93/100 Wine Spectator

Left Hand Oak Aged Barleywine.


Left Hand Widdershins Oak Aged Barleywine Ale...$8.49 / 22oz
Widdershins is our oak aged, counter-clockwise, biennial barleywine-style ale.
Floral and fruity notes of orange and apricot rest upon a foundation of oak, garlanded with earthy hop aromas and the sinister presence of peated malt. Our answer to waning daylight and frigid temperatures can be enjoyed immediately or saved in your cellar for a snowy day.

93 Point Cabernet!

2010 Tamarack Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon...$31.99
My favorite of the 2010s I was able to taste and one serious bottle of wine, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is classic in every way. Exhibiting textbook black currant, tobacco, thyme and hints of leather, it rounds out on the palate and possesses age-worthy structure, medium to full-body, integrated acidity and a big, mineral-tinged finish. Give bottles 3-4 years and enjoy over the following decade or more. Drink 2017-2027.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

Carne Humana - we are very excited about this one...

We are proud to introduce to Missouri...Carne Humana

The first 56 cases are gone, we just got in the last 28 of this vintage.
The response has been amazing on this one, stock up before it is gone.

2011 Carne Humana Napa Valley Red Wine....$31.99
Bullet points

  • Produced and bottled at Caymus
  • Made by winemaker Derek Beitler who is the nephew of Chuck Wagner (owner of Caymus)
  • This is the most exciting blend we have found since Orin Swift The Prisoner.  In fact it reminds you of Orin Swift wines - combination of Papillon and The Prisoner perhaps.
  • Super-premium blend without the super-premium price
  • Blend of 40% Petite Verdot, 30% Petite Sirah, 10% Zinfandel, 10% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Charbono
  • Only 2nd vintage produced.  Do not wait until the press gets their hands on this wine.
  • We feel this will be one of our top wines over the next few months.
  • You are going to want a case of this one after you taste it!

Carne Humana is a red wine blend sourced from six vineyards throughout the upper-Napa Valley sub-appellations of Calistoga, St. Helena, and Rutherford. Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, and Zinfandel are among the grape varieties chosen for this vintage. Whereas most red blends are created from separate lots and combined before bottling, Carne Humana was co-fermented and barrel aged as a single lot for greater depth and integration.
This wine was aged in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels for 18 months.

PBR in 18 packs - on sale!

Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer....$9.99 / 18 pack cans
In stock at Forsyth!

Popcorn Sutton Bottle change...

Due to a lawsuit from Jack Daniels, the bottle of Popcorn Sutton is apparently going to change to the original mason jar style package.  
Get this collectible package while it lasts.

Popcorn Suttons Tennessee White Whiskey...$24.99 / 750ml
Tennessee Whiskey Legend, Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton was a third generation Moonshiner that lived and distilled his whiskey in Cocke County, Tennessee, but also claimed North Carolina as home.  Popcorn was well known throughout the South and beyond for making the best damn “likker” anyone had ever tasted. Popcorn lived life on his own terms, did and said whatever the hell he wanted and always had a trick up his sleeve.  On March 16th 2009, while facing 18 months in federal prison for making moonshine (not paying taxes on his whiskey), he decided to take his own life rather than go to prison.  Popcorn believed in his whiskey and the traditions he lived and ultimately died for. Even in the midst of his impending prison sentence, he managed to ensure that his life’s work would continue by passing on his whiskey-making tradition to me.  Popcorn knew he was the last true moonshiner and before his death, he taught me, “The Grocery Boy”, his secret recipes as well as the tradition and craft that made his whiskey world-renowned.  Celebrating the legacy of a whiskey making legend and my mentor, I’m proud to bring you America’s Rebel Spirit exactly the way Popcorn made it.
Jamey Grosser – Popcorn’s apprentice, friend and now Master Distiller

Popcorn’s Southern Sweet Tea
-11/4 parts Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey®
-4 parts sweet iced tea
-1/2 part fresh lemon juice
-1 part Sierra Mist®
Pour all ingredients (except Sierra Mist®) into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with Sierra Mist®. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Popcorn’s Old Fashioned
-2 parts Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey®
-1 part Sierra Mist®
-1 sugar packet
-1 orange wedge
-1 cherry Pour all ingredients into a highball glass. Muddle thoroughly. Fill with ice and top with Sierra Mist®.

Popcorn’s White Lemonade
-1 1/4 parts Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey®
-1 part fresh lemon juice
-3/4 part simple syrup
-2 parts Sierra Mist®
Pour all ingredients (except Sierra Mist®) into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with additional ice and Sierra Mist®. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Popcorn’s White Manhattan
-2 parts Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey®
-1/2 part sweet vermouth
-3/4 part agave nectar
-2 dashes angostura bitters
Fill mixing glass ¾ full with ice. Pour ingredients in order listed and stir until well chilled. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a orange curl and maraschino cherry.

Popcorn’s Tennessee Spring Tea
-1 1/4 parts Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey®
-3/4 parts peach schnapps
-3 lemon wedges
-3/4 parts agave nectar
-6 mint leaves
-Iced tea
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass(except iced tea) and muddle. Add ice, fill with iced tea. Garnish with lemon wedges.

Popcorn Julep
-2 parts Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey®
-4 mint leaves
-2 parts agave nectar
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass(except Sprite®) and muddle. Add ice, fill with Sprite®. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Popcorn’s Light of the Moon
-2 parts Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey®
-4 parts sweet & sour mix
-1 lemon wedge
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass(except Coca-Cola®). Add ice, top with Coca-Cola®. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Popcorn & 7
-1 part Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey®
-4 parts 7-Up®
Pour Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey® into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with 7-Up®. Garnish with a lemon wedge

Popcorn & Lemonade
-1 part Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey®
-4 parts lemonade
Pour Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey® into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with lemonade.

American Margarita
-1 ½ parts Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey®
-2 parts sweet and sour mix
-1 part triple sec
-1/3 part brandy-based orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier®)
In a blender, combine sweet and sour mix, triple sec, Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey® and Grand Marnier. Blend until smooth. Pour into lowball glass with ice. Garnish with a quarter lime.

-1 part Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey®
Chill Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey® over ice. Pour into a shot glass.

Excel Rye Day The 13th

In stock at Forsyth and online - very limited

One more case just arrived

Excel Rye Day the 13th...$19.99 / 750ml
First year anniversary beer aged in Rye Oak Whiskey barrels.
12% ABV

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Great Italians....

2008 Felsina Fontalloro Toscana...$45.99
The 2008 Fontalloro is the yin to the Rancia’s yang. It is also characteristically beautiful, open and expressive at this stage. Layers of sweet red fruit, flowers and spices blossom effortlessly from the 2008 Fontalloro. The intensely saline finish that is present in the Rancia is found in Fontalloro as well. I am usually not the biggest fan of Fontalloro, but there is no denying the superb pedigree and sheer class of the 2008. This is a wonderfully, sophisticated, polished wine from Felsina. In 2008 the slightly drier microclimate at Fontalloro vis-a-vis Rancia is the main reason this wine is such a huge success in 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2026.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

2011 Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico...$21.99
The 2011 Chianti Classico is absolutely impressive and is one of the best base Chianti Classicos I have tasted from 2011. You feel the ripeness and heat of the vintage, but this wine also delivers surprising finesse and complexity. Black cherry and baking spice mingle on the bouquet. Soft tannins wrap around the palate. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

Big Friday release at The Wine and Cheese Place

We are expecting these four beers on Friday at The Wine and Cheese Place

I am pretty sure you will see all four open Friday night at our weekly 
Beer Tasting from 4-6pm at Forsyth

Sump Coffee Stout
Perennial Sump Coffee Stout

Southern Tier 2XONE - Single Hop Ale - Mosaic Hops


Southern Tier Creme Brulee
Imperial Milk Stout with Vanilla Added

Label Image: Brand (front)
O'Fallon Zeke's Pale Ale - New single hop Ale with Galaxy Hops

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Summit Frost Line Rye Ale

Summit Frost Line Rye....$7.69 / 6pk
Brewed to help fight off the deep freeze.
Hidden in the cold ground in the dark of winter, lie little seeds of hope. So, to help hasten the spring thaw, we give you an ale bursting with the spicy goodness of malted rye and floral, citrusy hops. A “between seasons” seasonal, if you will.

New Saison from Ommegang

In stock now

Ommegang Glimmerglass Spring Saison...$10.99 / 4pk
Author James Fenimore Cooper gave the name 'Glimmerglass' to the beautiful body of water that graces Cooperstown. Nestled between gentle mountains, it reflects any object held up to it, just as it reflects our joy at the arrival of each spring.
Deep straw to light amber in color with a thick, pure white head. The saison yeast strain gives off fruity aromas of pear, apple and slight citrus balanced with a delicate floral hop character and a touch of spiciness. Taste is very clean, with pronounced fruit flavors, delicate bready malt followed by welcomed spicing. Crisp finish with lingering yet subtle notes of yeast and touches of fruity pepper.
5.4% ABV

Oban 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch

Very Limited Edition

Oban 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch....$379.99
Very limited - only 2860 bottles made!

We only have 6 bottles available!
Limit 1 per person

Natural Cask Strength : 58.5% ABV
Distilled in 1982
This is only the 3rd limited release from Oban.  (Previous editions were the 20yr and the 32yr)

98 Point Dunn Howell Mountain

In stock now

2010 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain...$86.99
Dunn's 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is off the charts. Inky, rich and deep, the 2010 possesses stunning depth, power and richness. Plums, black cherries, mocha, melted road tar and licorice. Layers of fruit build to a huge, textured finish. There is so much to look forward to here, but most of it will happen in the future. This is a dazzling showing.
Rated 98/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

New Bulldog Londong Gin!

Bulldog London Gin...$19.99 / 750ml
BULLDOG London Dry Gin is not your grandfather's gin. BULLDOG Gin is a multi-award winning, super-premium gin handcrafted at an English distillery that has been making the highest quality gin for over 250 years. The exotic botanicals and high quality ingredients combined with the quadruple distillation process allow our product to defy convention with a balanced flavour and crisp finish.

Our Philosophy can best be described as an uncompromising desire to create the highest quality gin. BULLDOG is made from Norfolk wheat from the fertile East Anglia region of England, Britain's purest fresh water from Wales and a distinctive blend of 12 botanicals from 8 countries around the world - Chinese dragon eye, Turkish white poppy seeds, Asian lotus leaves, Italian juniper, Moroccan coriander, German angelica, Spanish lemon, Chinese liquorice, Italian orris, Spanish almonds, Asian cassia and French lavender. We source our botanicals from the same place every year to ensure consistency. BULLDOG is vegan-friendly and certified Kosher.

BULLDOG has been rated "SUPERB (90-95)" by Paul Pacult (Wine Enthusiast Magazine) and has also garnered its coveted "Top 50 Spirit" award.

Turnbull Wine Cellars Tasting!

Turnbull Wine Cellars Tasting!

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

Open house, please invite your friends.
Reservations are not needed, but you can let us know on facebook - click here

TONIGHT ! Tuesday, February 18th from  5-7pm
Meet Joel Portman of Turnbull Cellars and taste through their wines. 

We will taste all three wines below.

"Readers should check out Turnbull Wine Cellars without delay..." - Robert Parker

2010 Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville...$58.99
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville possesses a dense purple color as well as copious notes of charcoal, black currants and violets. Full-bodied and tightly knit, but trying to burst open, this beautifully pure, well-crafted Cabernet should hit its prime in 3-4 years and last for two decades. It is another brilliant effort from a winery that has dramatically improved its quality from good to world-class.
Rated 93+/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2010 Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley...$41.99
"Just a little different, and quite intriguing for it, this wine offers aromas of cherries, raspberry, vanilla and a hint of dried mint all buttressed by creamy, rich oak. It is medium-full to full in body, balanced and supple with early hints of polish and fine-grained tannins that provide structure without excess coarseness." --  90/100 Connoisseurs' Guide

2012 Turnbull Sauvignon Blanc Estate Grown...$18.99
Turnbull’s 2012 Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of grapefruit, guava and melon.  The wine exhibits bright fused
fruit flavors balanced by a slight minerality. The wine is crisp and lively with medium body and a focused finish.  100% Sauvignon Blanc and only 2,100 cases produced all from Turnbull Vineyard Estate

Turnbull is one of the hottest wineries going now...check out their press for the 2010 vintage...