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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Orphan Bourbon - 26 Year Old!



Old Blowhard Kentucky 26 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey....$149.99
Again, there is no fair way to release these limited Bourbons now.  We have so many well deserving customers and so few bottles.  We are trying to do different methods like the raffle method and so on.  This one we are just going to release today.  First come, first served while the few bottles last.
SOLD OUT


Want to taste the Old Blowhard 26 year Old Bourbon?
With so few bottles, we are saving one bottle for next Friday's Wine, Beer, Liquor tasting at Forsyth.    

For $6 you get a 3/4 ounce pour of the Old Blowhard 26 Year Old Rare Bourbon.  (We will measure it out and have it pre-poured).  We thought this would be a great way to share the bottle with 25 customers and a few of our staff.
We are going to take reservations for the $6 tasting of the Old Blowhard, so you don't show up too late thinking you would be one of the first 25 people.  You must make a reservation for your glass.  No refunds.  Credit card is required and will be charged at the time of reservation.  You must come between 4-6pm on March 14th at our Forsyth location for your taste.

Click here to reserve a glass of Old Blowhard


Plus stay and taste all of this with Megan from Glazers....
Open House Format - join us and tell your friends...

Whiskey * Wine * Beer Tasting!

The Wine and Cheese Place 
7435 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton, MO 63105
314.727.8788
Friday, March 14, 4-6pm

  • Talsiker 18 Year Old...$79.99
  • Bushmills Irish Whiskey....$18.99
  • Bulleit Bourbon....$29.99 / liters
  • Rosenblum Zinfandel....$9.99
  • Newton Claret....$21.99
  • Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay....$44.99
  • Perennial Aria
  • Perennial Saison de Lis
  • more beer still to be announced





More about the Orphan Bourbons...
"The goal of The Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company is to locate lost and forgotten barrels of whiskey from around the world and share them with discerning adult fans. The first two variants to be released from the company will include the 20-year-old Barterhouse Whiskey and the 26-year-aged Old Blowhard Whiskey. Both brands are expected to begin appearing on select shelves throughout the U.S. in March 2014 under strict allocation due to limited supply.

Barterhouse Whiskey stocks were discovered in old warehouses at the Stitzel-Weller facility in Louisville, Ky. Rumor has it warehouse workers have already begun lining up for the first taste of this beautiful whiskey with a soft nose reminiscent of warm spice, biscuit and buttercream. The whiskey's mellow taste includes notes of roasted grain, charred oak and a brown sugar finish. Barterhouse Whiskey is bottled in Tullahoma, Tenn. and will be expected to sell for a suggested retail price of $75.

Old Blowhard Whiskey was also found at Stitzel-Weller and is hand bottled in Tullahoma. At 26-years-old, the whiskey contains exuberant, rich flavors with undertones of smoke and honey followed by a gentle finish – dry and spicy with a hint of orange peel. Carrying a suggested retail price of $150, Old Blowhard Whiskey is meant to be sipped slowly and best enjoyed among gregarious friends and unyielding debates.

"The whiskey warehouses and rickhouses these spirits come from are special places filled with the incredible smells of seasoned oak, rough textures of weathered wood and amazing tastes of precious liquid," said Ewan Morgan, Master of Whiskey for DIAGEO. "It's every worker's dream of finding that forgotten barrel of delicious whiskey and sharing it with their friends. That's exactly what we're doing."

Like the rickhouse and warehouse workers who uncover them and the consumers who drink them, Orphan Barrel Whiskies have distinctive personalities in taste and packaging. Barterhouse Whiskey packaging nods to the inspiration behind the whiskey's name. A vintage khaki and brown label features a sly fox front and center after he's made a smooth deal at the local trading post. Because when there's no money on the table, Barterhouse Whiskey turns give and take into an adventure in provocation and persuasion.

Based in a beautiful nautical blue, the Old Blowhard Whiskey label features a powerful whale exhaling through its blowhole before launching into another opinionated debate. Powerful fonts rooted in swagger proclaim the spirit's impressive age statement and status as a Kentucky Bourbon.

The Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company is headquartered in Tullahoma, Tenn. where the whiskies are bottled and owned and operated by DIAGEO, the world's leading premium drinks company. DIAGEO continues to invest in the growing whiskey and bourbon categories via the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling company and its existing line of whiskies includingJohnnie Walker, Crown Royal Canadian Whisky, Bulleit Bourbon, George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey, Bushmills and more.

Orphan Barrel whiskies have been waiting years to be uncovered so DIAGEO and the rickhouse workers who guard these rare spirits remind consumers lucky enough to get their hands on a bottle to sip slowly and responsibly.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Lamarche Burgundy

Rare and rare Burgundy!


2011 Domaine Lamarche Vosnee Romanee Malconsorts...$146.99
Aux Malconsorts is located at the southern corner of Vosne-Romanee's vineyard belt, along the commune boundary with Nuits-Saint-Georges. It lies right next to the La Tache Grand Cru (produced exclusively by Domaine Romanee Conti ) vineyard which lies a tantalizingly short distance away across the narrow Les Gaudichots vineyard. This is a great opportunity to get Grand Cru quality at Premier Cru pricing.

Located across the road from DRC
2011 Domaine Lamarche La Grande Rue Monopole...$365.99 Net 

(only 6 bottles available)
"Domaine Francois Lamarche is renowned for its monopole La Grande Rue that lies on the opposite side of the road from Romanee-Conti, although its history is less illustrious, at least until recent times when it has been great to see this domaine’s wines radically improving. La Grande Rue was apparently a wedding gift to Henri Lamarche given in 1933." - The Wine Advocate

Great Syrah

We have a great selection of Bedrock Wines in stock now


An amazing Value a potential 94 Point Syrah for under $25/btl
2012 Bedrock North Coast Syrah...$23.99
The 2012 Syrah North Coast is a multi-appellation blend from five separate vineyards that utilized 40% stems and 15% new French oak. It is a delicious, sexy, up-front Syrah meant for near-term consumption. With impressive levels of blackberry and acacia flower notes intermixed with licorice and charcoal, this wine should drink well for 5-7 years.
 Rated 91-94/100 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate





Recipe of the Week : Kalamata Olive Tapenade



Kalamata Olive Tapenade

This was a huge hit at or Greek Wine Class and very easy to make, great as a burger or bruschetta topping, or simply as a dip for chips.

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups pitted Kalamata olives *** 
  • 2 tablespoons capers   ***
  • 3 white anchovy fillets   ***
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme(dried will work as well, just use a pinch)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano(dried will work as well just use a pinch)
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil    ***
  • Freshly ground black pepper   ***
*** In stock at The Wine And Cheese Place


In a food processor, combine all the ingredients, pulse until all ingredients are well combined, let the tapenade rest in your fridge for a half our before serving to allow for the flavors to come together.





Wine Eductation : Toro

Wine Tasting at all FOUR locations
March 8  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"


Region: Toro, Spain
Toro is a wine region in Castilla y Leon, north-western Spain, known for its powerful red wines made from Tempranillo. It is named for the town of Toro, an ancient settlement located on the Duero River (which bisects the region's northern half) just 40 miles east of the Portuguese border. The Spanish word toro means 'bull', and while it is unclear precisely how the town's name came about, the bull is nonetheless a fitting symbol for robust, red Toro wines. We think the wines of Toro offer some of the best values in the world, come taste a store favorite this weekend 2009 Spada Tinto de Toro On-Sale for only $6.99, along with some fantastic new arrivals.

Friday March 14 - Whiskey - Beer - Wine Tasting



Whiskey * Wine * Beer Tasting!


The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd 
Clayton, MO 63105
314.727.8788

Friday, March 14, 4-6pm


  • Talsiker 18 Year Old...$79.99
  • Bushmills Irish Whiskey....$18.99
  • Bulleit Bourbon....$29.99 / liters
  • plus one more to be announced tomorrow
  • Rosenblum Zinfandel....$9.99
  • Newton Claret....$21.99
  • Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay....$44.99
  • Perennial Aria
  • Perennial Saison de Lis
  • more beer still to be announced


Linie Aquavit - aged at sea in oloroso casks

A very special Aquavit from Norway





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Linie Aquavit...$27.99 / 750ml
Matured at Sea
This is a very special Aquavit distilled from Potatoes.   Linie is the Norwegian word for "line" and it refers to the line known as the equator.    Linie is aged in Oloroso sherry casks and placed on the deck of a ship and for a journey on the sea crossing the equator down to Australia and then again back to Normay.  The journey takes it across the equator twice, it goes through big temperature changes, absorbs the salty air, and swirls around in the barrel (the back of the label shows the specifics of its voyage).  After the voyage, it is then aged for another 12-14 months before being blended.    


  • From maturing in oak casks previously used to age sherry, Linie Aquavit acquires a hint of sherry flavor.
  • Linie’s casks cross the equator twice on ocean ships over a four-month voyage under conditions that create the smoothest aquavit.
  • Made from potato spirit, with notes of caraway, aniseed, sherry and vanilla, which create a rich, herbal flavor.
Over 200 years ago, Catharina Lysholm brought her aquavit to ports in the East Indies, selling all but five casks. On her return to Norway, she found that her remaining, well-travelled aquavit tasted significantly better.   Though commercial sailing ships have long since vanished, Linie Aquavit still crosses the equator twice on a four-month sea voyage spanning 35 countries. The temperature and humidity of the crossings give Linie its smoothness.  To this day, every bottle of Linie Aquavit carries details of its four-month sea voyage in casks formerly used for aging sherry. On the back label you will find the date of departure, the date it returned after crossing the equator twice, and the name of the ship. You can check on each bottle’s voyage at www.linie.com.Linie Aquavit is quite versatile: perfect as an aperitif before the meal, as a digestif following the meal, or as a base for countless, creatively delicious cocktails.

DRINKS

LINIE CRANBERRY
  • 1.50 oz Linie Aquavit
  • .75 oz Lime syrup
  • Cranberry juice
  • Build all ingredients in a tall drink glass filled with ice. Fill up with cranberry juice.

LINIE FRESH
  • 1.50 oz Linie Aquavit
  • .50 oz Grand Marnier®
  • Orange juice
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Build all ingredients in a tall drink glass filled with ice. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
BLOODY LINIEMARY
  • 1.5 oz Linie Aquavit
  • Tomato juice
  • .50 oz Lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper
  • Tabasco®
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Build all ingredientsi nto a tall drink glass with ice. Garnish with cherry tomatoes and basil.

Belle de Brillet Pear Liqueur is back!




Belle de Brillet Pear Liqueur
Belle de Brillet Pear Liqueur...$46.99 / 750ml
Belle de Brillet Pear Liqueur is an original blend of Brillet Cognac and the essence of Williams Pears (Poires Williams). This liqueur is the fruit of a perfect blend of very flavorful “Poire Williams” produced mainly in the east of France, fine Brillet Cognac Eau de Vie from the heart of the Cognac region, and a “special plus,” an ingredient whose secret is cautiously guarded by Maison Brillet. The perfectly matured pears are carefully selected, picked at peak ripeness, macerated, and then blended with Brillet cognac. About twenty pounds of pears are required to produce each bottle. Cork finished and presented in an elegant pear-shaped glass bottle, this liqueur has increasingly become a favorite of gourmets, distinguished palates and bar chefs around the world.


SIGNATURE COCKTAIL: BELLE PEAR ROYALE

  • 1 oz Belle de Brillet
  • Top with champagne.
  • Build & serve in a champagne flute.

Depaz Blue Cane Rhum Agricole




Only 3% of the world's rum is Agricole - meaning it is made from fresh pure cane juice, not molasses or other sugar byproduct which most "industrial" rums are made from.  
Depaz Blue Cane Rhum Agricole....$32.99
Martinique

45% abv
The compellingly complex and multi-layered bouquet includes fragrances of nutmeg, oak, wet grass, rubber pencil eraser, white pepper and carnations. The palate entry has flavors of herbs, caney sweetness and flower garden; the midpalate features elements of smoke, tobacco leaf, black pepper, cinnamon, vanilla bean, nut paste and honey. stupendous.

Rated 96-100/100 The Wine Enthusiast
Highest Recommendation

5 out of 5 Stars - "In a word, stupendous." - F. Paul Pacults Spirits Journal 

New Jim Beam Single Barrel Bourbon

New from Jim Beam




Jim Beam Single Barrel Bourbon...$33.99

FOR THOSE WHO TAKE THEIR BOURBON A BIT MORE SERIOUSLY, THERE’S JIM BEAM® SINGLE BARREL.

Our master distillers carefully select each barrel by hand—less than one percent are chosen for Jim Beam Single Barrel—ensuring the highest quality and craft. No two barrels are the same, and each is individually bottled, labeled and hand-numbered so that its heritage is unquestionable.

Every glass is full-bodied and smooth with attributes of oak, vanilla and caramel. Sip it neat or savor it on the rocks. After all, it’s some of the very best bourbon our family has ever produced.

Against the Grain Beers from Kentucky!

Our first beers from Against the Grain in Kentucky!

Against the Grain | Brewery & Smokehouse


Against the Grain All Funked Up Wild Series
Brett and the Hipman Hop...$14.99
This beer is the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.
A solid dose of light pilsner malt along with a variety of similarly undermodified German-style malts gave us a crisp, clean base to work with. Then we got it All Funked Up. Generous additions of Apollo and Vanguard hops created a substantial flavor of citrus peel and floral spice as well as plenty of IBUs for such a mild malt bill. Ale yeast was then used for primary
fermentation before adding a blend of three strains of Brettanomyces. These superattenuating little bugs were allowed to thoroughly ferment out many complex sugars and leave behind their characteristic (and very apparent) wild and funky flavors. After about four and a half months, we added a fresh addition of whole leaf Amarillo hops that spent about a week imparting a citrusy, almost candylike flavor. Finally, we moved the beer to a bottle for a final fermentation that cleaned and carbonated this beer to be ready for the glass.
ABV: 8.0% IBU: 64.5



Against the Grain Rico Sauvin....$13.99 / 22oz
Ahh Dey Ahh Dey, RRRRico Ahh Dey Ahh Dey Saaaauvin!
An India Pale Ale featuring Nelson Sauvin hops. Named after the Sauvignon Blanc grape, is a variety of hop developed and grown in New Zealand. It has a strong fruity flavor and aroma that is described as resembling white wine, or fresh crushed grapes or gooseberries. Some reviewers of this hop perceive the fruitiness as being very tropical with descriptions including passion fruit, tangerines, and grapefruit. These hops are organic and are about 4 times as expensive as our normal American varieties, hence the footed glass only.

In stock now --- Remix Project

Limited releases....


Stillwater Remix Project Babylonian Style Ale...$9.99 / 22oz
Stillwater's take Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar
‘Neb’ is an Imperial IPA home brew recipe that has been scaled up with no consideration to economies of scale. Some say idiotic, and as an economist I would have to agree. Get fresh or die trying.

Omnipollo Remix Project Premium Colonial Style Ale...$9.99 / 22oz
Omnipollo's take on Stillwater Premium Beer.   Loaded with Amarillo Hops.

Grand Marnier 100th Anniversary




Grand Marniner 100th Anniversary...$129.99
Launched in 1927 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the House of Grand Marnier®, this rare blend is the perfect balance between essence of tropical oranges and rare French cognacs mainly from the two most prestigious production areas in the Cognac region: Petite and Grande Champagne.
Colour
Medium amber tinged with copper.
Aroma
Candied orange scents subtly fused with hints of spice.
Flavour
Notes of dried fruit, gingerbread and nutmeg. 
Lovely lingering finish with nuances of macerated orange.

Grand Marnier Cuvee 1880





Grand Marnier Cuvee 1880...$329.99 / 750ml
Grand Mariner Cuvee 1880 commemorates and pays homage to the year that our world renowned brand, Grand Marnie was created by founder Louis Alexandre Marnier Lapastolle.  Grand Marnier Cuvee 1880 is a distinctive blend of aged, premium Grande Champagne Cognac XO and wild tropical orange parfum.

17 hops, 17 malts, 17%ABV is here!


He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn 17....$12.99 / 22oz


  • 17 Hops
  • 17 Malts
  • 17% ABV
  • 17 years making beer

From right here in Missouri

In stock at Forsyth!

Hilty's Bee Yards Spicy Pickle Green Beans...$5.69 / 16 oz
Hilty's Bee Yards Tomtaoes....$7.29 / 32oz

2nd Shift Barrel Aged LSD - limited release!

Very rare beer release time.....
part of The Wine and Cheese Place exclusive barrel series....


Ballwin, Rock Hill and Forsyth have some bottles left after counting the orders.  
New Ballas is sold out.

No more reservations, just first come, first served at the store.


TWCP / 2nd Shift Bourbon Barrelized  LSD...$18.99 / 750ml

  • Limit 1 bottle per person
  • You have 7 days to pick up your beer or it will go back out for sale.


This is the introduction of the new 2nd Shift labels...
TWCP / 2nd Shift Bourbon Barrelized  LSD
LSD is a stout that is a chewy, chocolaty and a joy to behold. Just friggin drink it.
11.5% ABV 110 IBU
"This has been sittin in a Buffalo Trace barrel for a short while just to add a nice subtle bourbon flavor, seeins how I don't like over the top in your face bourbon beers. Prolly better than a new set of snow tires on your truck" - label



A single barrel batch...
Barrel used: Buffalo Trace
Date filled: November 21, 2013
Date bottled: February 2014
Bottles produced: 180 bottles produced




Thursday, March 6, 2014

Perennial - new prices! Plus Beer Glasses!



Perennial "Wine Glass" is back in stock!
Perennial Willy Glass...$4.99 / stem
Perennial "Wine Glass"...$7.99 / stem




Make sure you pick up some Perennial beer to fill up the glasses...


Perennial flagship beers now at new lower price!!


Great news, great price!  As their production increases, they have been able to lower their prices on their flagship brews!





Perennial Saison de Lis...$7.49 / 750ml
Belgian Style Ale brewed with chamomile flowers --





Perennial Artisan Ales ARIA...$9.49 / 750ml
Perennial Artisan Ales is a small-batch brewery dedicated to producing unique, premium beers. Our beers are brewed with the experimental, seasoned craft beer drinker in mind. Aria, our next venture into the world of Brettanomyces, is a Belgian style ale that pours bright with an egg shell cap that leaves sticky
lacing above the sunset orange color. Our primary Belgian yeast strain is accompanied by Brettanomyces Bruxellensis for two fermentations that create deeper aromatics of stone fruit and farmhouse pollen and flavors of honey and green tea.

Big Washington Wine Tasting! - BALLWIN location

Washington Wine Tasting
The Wine and Cheese Place - BALLWIN
14748 Clayton Road in Ballwin
636.227-9001

No reservations needed, invite your friends!

Saturday, March 8th from 11am-3pm


SHERIDAN VINEYARDS
2011 Sheridan Cabrnet Sauvignon...$23.99
Also a solid value, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is more focused and reserved than the Mystique and delivers classic black currant, chocolate, cedar and herb aromas and flavors as well as a medium to full-bodied, balanced mouthfeel. Just bottled at the time of this tasting, it will most likely put on weight in the next year or so and drink nicely for 7-8 years. It’s a rock solid bottle of wine that sells for a song. 
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advcocate

2010 Sheridan Mystique 
 A great value you must try!
A blend of Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 17 months entirely in once-used barriques...Dark berries and tobacco come to the fore as this takes on air and lend sweet savor and a modicum of primary juiciness." 


EFESTE VINEYARDS 

2010 Efeste Final Final
Another superb effort and a rocking value, the 2010 Final-Final is a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Syrah, from a variety of vineyards throughout the state, that was aged in one-third new French oak prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Loaded with notions of mulled spices, tobacco, smoked herbs and black currants, it is a full-bodied, super rich wine that possesses remarkable purity and precision for a wine of its size. Drink it over the coming 4-5 years. Drink now-2018. 
Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate

While the bottle lasts of this one, only 1 bottle will be opened
2010 Efeste Big Papa...$49.99 
At the top of heap, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Big Papa - Old Block is all Cabernet and spent 20 months in 80% new French oak. Incredibly rich, layered and pure, it boasts first-rate aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, toasted bread, coffee bean and mint as well as a full-bodied, elegant and thrillingly textured mouthfeel. The quality of tannin here is superb and while already approachable, this beauty will continue to shine for another 10-12 years. Drink now-2025. 
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

2nd Shift LSD Bourbon Barrelized


Bottles look great with the black wax and new label!


TWCP / 2nd Shift LSD Bourbon Barrelized...$18.99 / 750ml

The bottles are here and ready for the big release day 
TOMORROW!

Only 180 bottles produced of this one!

It will be limited to 1 per person tomorrow, online reservations
Watch for the link in the morning.

Those lucky enough to get reservations for the release party will get 2 bottles reserved for them, so that only leaves 120 bottles available tomorrow.  I bet this one will go fast.



We do have just a little left of the "regular" LSD, Cat Spit and Katy - order now

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sparkling wine aged at the bottom of the Ocean

In stock at Forsyth, Rock Hill 



We introduced the 2010 to you last year, the 2011 just arrived!

Very limited amounts make it to the U.S.


They pull the bottles up from the ocean and do not wash them.  They then let seashells, algae. barnacles and whatever else from the bottom of the ocean all dry on the bottle and seal them in plastic.  Each bottle is different and each bottle is numbered.   The ocean offers perfect dark place and constant temperature for ageing the sparkling wine.

2011 Abrissi Bisson Italian Sparkling....$93.99 / 750ml
Using the classic Champagne method.



This Wine Goes Well With Fish
The New York Times

"BRILLIANT ideas sometimes arise out of pure necessity. Consider Piero Lugano, 63, the suntanned artist-turned-wine-merchant who opened a shop called Bisson in this town on the Italian Riviera in 1978.

Not content merely to sell wine, he soon began making it. Ten years ago he decided to try producing sparkling wine from indigenous varieties grown in vineyards overlooking the Golfo Paradiso on the Mediterranean.

But he immediately encountered a problem: there was simply no space in his already cramped shop and winery to carry out the aging required to make a bottle-fermented sparkling wine in the classic method of Champagne. Then, as he recalled recently, “a light bulb went on in my head: I thought, why not put the wine under the sea?”....click here to read the full New York Times Article


More info from Bisson's website

Environmental conditions to achieve this type of sparkling wine, is known, which require an environment that meets the specific conditions of temperature and light (underground caves and tunnels).

Looking around and thinking about the wrecks of the galleons in the sea, which have repeatedly returned food products (wine) well preserved by the organoleptic characteristics intact.

Combining my passion for wine and the sea, I thought that the ideal could actually be the seabed. Depth 60 m, +15 ° constant temperature, darkness, pressure and a series of favorable factors in this ideal context for the most exclusive champagne!

The choice of location, thanks to the cooperation of the Area Portofino Marine Park, has fallen in "Cala English 'in the heart of the park. Over the years, completed all the trials and research, and the project started in May 2009, 6,500 bottles matured into the seabed.

Stone Go To IPA

In stock now!


Stone Go to IPA...$9.99 / 6pk
Since Day One, we've been abundantly forthright and fully transparent about our lust for hops. It's led us to craft many an IPA, most of them imperial—some intense for their time and all timeless in their intensity. For Stone Go To IPA, we are embracing our hop obsession in a new way, funneling an abundance of lupulin-borne bitterness into a "session" IPA delivering all the fruity, piney character of a much bigger IPA. To accomplish this, we employed "hop bursting," a new technique wherein an irrational amount of hops is added during the final phase of the brewing process to coax out extreme flavors and aromas while also imparting a burst of desirably pleasant bitterness. The result is an Alpha-acid-rich beer that fans can enjoy more of without missing out on the assertive hop character you, like us, crave. So, sit back and go two with your new everyday go-to IPA and bask along with us in the glory of the almighty hop.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Barrelized release party is sold out - but win some tickets!

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TWCP / 2nd Shift Bourbon Barrelized  LSD
LSD is a stout that is a chewy, chocolaty and a joy to behold. Just friggin drink it.
11.5% ABV 110 IBU
"This has been sittin in a Buffalo Trace barrel for a short while just to add a nice subtle bourbon flavor, seeins how I don't like over the top in your face bourbon beers. Prolly better than a new set of snow tires on your truck" - label

This is only a one  barrel batch, so there will be less than 200 bottles released.


RELEASE PARTY is sold out!

But your last chance for tickets is to go to 
STLHops.com to win some!



New from Beringer - QUANTUM





2011 Beringer Quantum Napa Valley Red....$56.99
An outstanding effort, the 2011 Quantum Proprietary Red is a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot that achieved 15.1% natural alcohol White chocolate, black currants, sweet kirsch, espresso roast and earth are followed by a deep, rich, full-bodied, fruity, supple-textured red. Consume it over the next 7-8 years.
Rated 90/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Limited release from Cakebread..



2010 Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon Vine Hill....$106.99
The 2010 vintage of our Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the wine’s typically dense, complex aromas of ripe black fruits, plum compote, earth, slate, mineral and spice. Its intensely rich and deeply concentrated blackberry, fig, boysenberry and dark plum flavors – with undertones of mineral, spice and roasted coffee – are framed by firm, but supple tannins and culminate in a long, beautifully structured finish. Tightly wound in its youth, the Vine Hill Ranch is always impressive on release, but handsomely repays up to a decade of cellaring.

92 points for Freemark Abbey Cab...





2010 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley...$31.99
This is a beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon. It epitomizes the Napa quality of power married to finesse. Winemaker Ted Edwards deserves kudos for producing a high-production Cabernet (34,000 cases) this good, from a difficult vintage. It’s dry and balanced, with rich, complex blackberry, sage and sweet oak flavors. Drink now–2017. — S.H. (11/1/2013)
Rated 92/100 The Wine Enthusiast

92 point Marietta






2010 Marietta Angeli Cuvee Alexander Valley...$29.99
The peppery, meaty, superb 2010 Angeli Cuvee is primarily a blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignan and cool climate Syrah. Production of this big red (15.4% natural alcohol) was 3,300 cases. Its dense ruby/purple hue is followed by aromas of licorice, black currants and cherries intermixed with hints of camphor and spice. This is a full-bodied, opulent, mouth-filling, savory wine with not a hard edge to be found. It should drink well for 5-7 years.
Rated 92/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

95 Point Zinfandel - great price!




Great Price - next lowest price in the country is $45.99
2008 Ravenswood Old Hill Zinfandel...$39.99
A tremendous Zinfandel, Ravenswood’s most expensive, and while you might quiver at the price, it’s easily a very great wine. This is Zinfandel on steroids, a monster of wild summer berry, tobacco, currant and spice flavors, wrapped into significantly thick tannins. Yet despite the power, it never quite loses elegance and balance. The winery’s 2007 was their greatest Zinfandel ever, and this one isn’t far behind.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast