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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Awesome White Burgundy!!

This is an awesome bargain for Burgundy.  Chardonnay from the town of Chardonnay.  Un-oaked  with a great richness balanced with minerality.


2012 "LMB" La Mere Boiter Macon Chardonnay...$16.99
Tasting Notes: This is a classic example of Chardonnay from the Mâcon region of France. Since this wine is from the northernmost cru of the appellation, it tends to have a bit more weight to it than its more southern counterparts. The nose however, is delicate with subtle apple and pear notes. In the mouth the wine is simultaneously rich and mineral. Hints of peach and apricot fruit mix with citrus fruit flavors to produce a beautifully balanced Chardonnay. While nice on its own as an aperitif, this wine is also a great match for light hors d’oeuvres, poultry, and fish dishes, like skate, and scallops

La Mère Boitier, takes its name from the  highest peak in a small, regional mountain chain.  This chain is, in part, responsible for the favorable micro-climate that exists in the Mâcon wine region of Burgundy.  This is a magnificent area that is capable of producing some of the finest examples of crisp, balanced Chardonnay.  The Chardonnay grapes used to produce La Mère Boitier come from the town of Chardonnay, one of the northern-most vineyards in the Mâconnais.  The town of Chardonnay, has long been famous for bearing the same name as the grape.  However, it has been lost to history whether the town was named after the grape, or the grape was named after the town.   Regardless of the origins of the name, this is clearly a great terroir for the grape Chardonnay.  
Chardonnay from Chardonnay is rich, but balanced by a beautiful, bright minerality. The combination of these northern terroirs and state-of-the-art winemaking produce a complex and elegant Mâcon-Villages that is a pure expression of Chardonnay from this region of Burgundy. The sole intention is to produce a reasonably priced wine, with a great deal of finesse and complexity. The La Mère Boitier Macon-Chardonnay is un-oaked, preserving the pure, elegant, fruit flavors that built the reputation of this great wine region.

The English Whisky Co.

In stock now at Forsyth


"We were fortunate that Iain Henderson a distiller of some note from Laphroaig, although ready to retire, was talked into coming along to help get us going. In December 2006 we were able to make the first 29 barrels of English whisky and by August 2007 we opened to the public with a visitor centre, fantastic whisky shop and tours. Iain has now retired again, but before he did, he spent 4 months training David Fitt, a brewer from Greene King to take over. David is now distillery manager and is also responsible for making a superb whisky spirit." - The English Whisky Co.


The English Whisky Co Classic Single Malt Whisky...$66.99
Nose:  Fruity and fragrant and slightly spicy. Chipped bananas, dried apricots, sweet vanilla and light honey. Fresh cut grass with hints of lime and pear. Sbule notes of marzipan with a slight nuttiness (hazelnuts, cashews, almonds).
Palate: Spicy and slightly peppery (think white pepper). Again vanilla and bananas come through along with tropical fruits (mango and lime). More citrus notes and the malty, cereal character comes through. Nice fresh, clean palate with a salty dry finish."

The English Whisky Co Peated Single Malt Whisky....$66.99
Nose:  Sweet and creamy with ints of ginger biscuits, aniseed and white pepper.  Also vanilla and pear drops aong with the grappa nose.
Palate:  Creamy and clean barley at first, then the peat and pepper slowly build and fill every corner of the mouth, without overpowering.  Ginger biscuits, lemon and lime followed by savoury dry peat and then more tropical fruits (pineapple and mango)

The English Whisky Co Peated Single Malt Cask Strength Whisky...$99.99
Cask Strength 60.9% ABV

Sullivans Cove Tasmanian Whisky

In stock now at Forsyth and online


Sullivans Cove whisky was established in 1994 at Sullivans Cove in Hobart, the birthplace of Tasmanian whisky. Sullivans Cove is the spot where the British first established the settlement that would grow into the City of Hobart. Being a penal colony, the locals were quite fond of a drink with 16 legal distilleries and countless illegal stills operating by 1824. However, in 1838 Governor John Franklin imposed a total prohibition on distilling that lasted 150 years and was only overturned in the early 1990s! Since then the Tasmanian whisky industry has developed into a small but significant force on the global scene.

Sullivans Cove is one of Tasmania’s most successful and widely distributed whiskies, available in 11 countries and the winner of some of the most prestigious international whisky awards.


Sullivans Cove Single Cask American Oak Cask...$139.99

This is the one that first grabbed the world’s attention and gave them cause to take us seriously!
It was the American Oak expression that was awarded a coveted 95/100 by whisky guru and trendsetter Jim Murray in his 2007 Whisky Bible. With it being a single cask bottling, stock was very limited from the outset and once word got out the race was on, with the last bottle of that cask selling for a whopping $1125! The American Oak Cask continues to impress judges the world over and is probably Tasmania’s most highly awarded whisky.

AWARDS
Best Rest of the World 12 years and Under World Whiskies Awards 2011
Gold Medal World Whisky Masters 2011
Liquid Gold Award 94.5/100 Cask HH0270 Jim Murray Liquid Gold 2010
Best “Other” Malt (Malt whiskies outside Scotland) World Whiskies Awards 2007
Liquid Gold Award 95/100 Cask HH0274 Jim Murray Liquid Gold 2007

TASTING NOTES:
NOSE: Malt, spice, subtle nutty characters and light cream.
PALATE: Rounded, full, creamy. Initially lots of sweet barley and fruit at front of palate, vanilla comes through and citrus notes in the middle palate.
FINISH: Honey. Long, even finish with great balance.



Sullivans Cove Single Cask American Oak Cask...$139.99
The World's Best Single Malt Whisky
Sullivans Cove's French Oak cask was voted the World's Best Single Malt Whisky at the 2014 World Whisky Awards, beating off stiff competition from Scotland and Japan. This is the first time that a whisky from somewhere other than Scotland or Japan has won this honour and this goes to show what we have always known!

Our French Oak is one of the highest awarded whiskies in the world and accolades include Spirits Business magazine’s World Whisky Grand Master 2012, Wizards of Whisky Australasian Distiller of the Year 2012, Southern Hemisphere Whisky of the Year in Jim Murray’s 2013 Whisky Bible, Best Austrlian Single Malt 2013 World Whisky Masters, Australian Single Malt Whisky of the Year at the 2014 Wizards of Whisky and now, the big one, Best Single Malt Whisky in the World.

Demand for the Port Cask has become so intense lately that we have a 2-month waiting period for larger orders, probably in no small part due to us drinking most of the stock ourselves! This single cask expression currently varies from 11 to 12 years in age and is a big, fat, chewy whisky full of rich toffee and molasses notes. You could almost be forgiven mistaking it for Demerara rum at first impression!

AWARDS

The World's Best Single Malt Whisky World Whiskies Awards 2014
Best Australian Single Malt World Whiskies Awards 2014
Australasian Single Malt Whisky of the Year Wizards of Whisky 2014
Australasian Whisky of the Year Wizards of Whisky 2014
Best Australian Single Malt under 12 years World Whiskies Awards 2013
Southern Hemisphere Whisky of the Year Cask HH0509 Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2013

TASTING NOTES:
NOSE: Full rich dark chocolate with cinnamon, orange peel, hazelnut and licorice mint
PALATE: Rich and sweet front palate with flavours of chocolate, pepper, toffee and fruit cake
FINISH: Long lingering finish of dried dark fruit and dark chocolate





Sullivans Cove Small Batch Double Cask...$87.99
The Double Cask is our flagship product and is a truly delightful introduction to our range and to Tasmanian single malt in general.  It has a gentle creamy palate with really subtle flavours that make it perfect for everyday drinking. After a great meal, at a picnic or around the BBQ with a few mates, the Double Cask won’t let you down.  Each unique batch is a superb combination of one French Oak Port barrel and two American Oak Bourbon barrels, gently brought down to 40% ABV with pure Tasmanian water and allowed to settled and clear naturally for 4 months before bottling. To ensure that we use the best whisky, we only use barrels 10yrs or older for our signature double cask.

AWARDS
Gold Medal World Whisky Masters 2011

TASTING NOTES:
NOSE: Vanilla driven perfume, floral fruit, soft spice and cloves.
PALATE: Soft, creamy, well structured and balanced. Herbal, then some spices and honey. English candy notes and a hint of pear.
FINISH: Well-rounded fruity finish of a medium length with hints of honey and milk chocolate.

Ponsot Grand Cru Burgundy



Clos de la Roche
6 bottles available 
2011 Ponsot Clos de La Roche VV Grand Cru... $575 / bottle net
"Don't Miss! A discreet application of wood does not reduce the considerable appeal of the ripe, pure and airy nose with its broad mélange of wild red berry fruit liqueur, earth, spice, violets and a hint of animale. The broad-shouldered flavors possess superb mid-palate concentration that enrobes the buried but still quite firm tannins while culminating in a beautifully balanced, muscular and explosively long finish. This is also very clearly built to age yet like the Clos St. Denis, there is so much sap that this could be drunk now with pleasure. A 'wow' wine." 
Rated 95-97/100 Burghound

6 bottle available
2011 Ponsot Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru...$390 / net per bottle
"Don't miss! ...A brooding and inexpressive nose of both red and dark berry fruit evidences discreet liqueur-like nuances as well. The impressively scaled and palate coating flavors coat the mouth with dry extract and possess imposing size and weight before culminating in a firm, austere and beautifully persistent finish. This is not for the faint-hearted as it's a big Chapelle and clearly intended to be cellared for the long haul as this is also not going to drink especially well young." 
Rated 92-95/100 Burghound


2011 Ponsot Mixed Grand Cru Case -- SOLD OUT
12 bottle mixed Grand Cru Case (1 bottle each of Chambertin Grand Cru, Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru, Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Clos Saint Denis Grand Cru, Corton Grand Cru, Corton Bressandes Grand Cru, Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, Griotte Chambertin Grand Cru and Montrachet Grand Cru). This is really the only way to get any Clos St Denis, Griotte or Montrachet

Taste 98 point wine at our Ballwin location - April 8


WINE TASTING BIG SCORES WITH BIG JOHN
April 8th Tuesday 5pm-8pm

The Wine and Cheese Place BALLWIN
14748 Clayton Road - Ballwin MO

636.227.9001

$10 per person - reservations required

Sheridan Vineyards Tasting with John Caudill aka "BIG JOHN"

2010 Sheridan L'Orage.....$51.99
A blend of two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and one-third Cabernet Franc that spent 24 months in half new and half once-used French oak barrels, the 2010 l’Orage is also fantastic and shows the deep, concentrated house style. Offering up decadent black cherry, black currant, spice box, lead pencil shavings and underbrush aromas and flavors, it doesn’t pull any punches on the palate and delivers massive amounts of fruit, texture and tannin. Firming up noticeably on the finish, it’s a broad, chewy effort that will benefit from short-term cellaring. A perfect intro into Scott’s wines, it will have 12-15 years of longevity. Drink now-2025.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

2010 Sherdian Boss Block Cabernet Franc....$47.99
Starting out the 2010s, the 2010 Boss Block is a 100% Cabernet Franc that spent close to two years in 100% new French oak. Inky purple in color and concentrated, decadent and rich, it stays remarkable fresh and lively aromatically with dark chocolate-covered plums, roasted herbs, dried spices, pan drippings and charred earth all emerging from the glass. While this aromatic profile might not seem to live up to the billing of fresh and lively, there is certainly a lift and vibrancy to the aromas that keep it from coming across as heavy or cumbersome. Similarly styled on the palate, with a full-bodied, structured and firm mouthfeel, it has beautifully integrated acidity, masses of tannin and a focused finish that pumps out serious length. The most lively and fresh of Scott’s 2010s, yet still with some tannin to integrate, it should be given 2-3 years of bottle age and then consumed over the following decade. Drink 2015-2025.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

2010 Block 1 Cabernet Sauvignon....$119.99

The incredible 2010 Block 1 comes from estate vineyards and is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that spent 28 months in French oak. Massively concentrated, with a slightly backwards, brooding profile, it offers up an ultra-rich, meaty bouquet of smoked black currants, sage brush, mint, dry-aged beef and brown spice that gives way to a full-bodied, muscular 2010 that has a serious amount of fruit and texture that’s cut by juicy, lively acidity and ripe tannin. Disjointed right on opening, it improved beautifully over the evening (and consecutive days) and should be decanted for an hour or more if drinking anytime soon. It’s a unique, thrilling effort that will benefit from short-term cellaring and drink well for 15-20 years. Drink 2016-2030.
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate

A few more wines will still be added - stay tuned


LIMITED SPACE RSVP at 636.227.9001

Recipe of the Week : Buffalo Mozzarella and Farro Salad

Buffalo Mozzarella and Farro Salad
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups uncooked farro   ***
  • 1 medium red onion, cut in half
  • 1 clove garlic
  • handful of fresh parsley plus 1 tablespoon finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more if needed   ***
  • 1 cup finely diced (about 1/4 "cubes) fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese   ***
  • 2 teaspoons minced pitted kalamata olives    ***
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

For the dressing
  • scant 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil   ***
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar    ***
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar    ***
  • 2 teaspoon mild honey    ***
 ***  In stock now at The Wine and Cheese Place

Add the farro, one onion half, garlic, handful of parsely and salt along with 2 3/4 cups water to a 2 quart pot. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes. Turn off burner and let sit, covered, for 5 more minutes. Discard the onion, garlic and large pieces of parsley. Spread out on a rimmed sheet pan and let cool completely (do not skip this step or the mozzarella will melt into the finished dish).

Whisk together the olive oil, vinegars and honey to prepare the dressing. Chop the remaining onion half and add to a deep bowl with the cooled farro, mozzarella, kalamata olives, tomatoes, remaining tablespoon of parsley and basil to a deep bowl. Pour the dressing over the ingredients and stir well to combine, using a long wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Season with salt and pepper. The salad is ready to serve, but can also be made and stored in the fridge, covered, one day ahead.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Southern Tier Seasonals





Southern Tier Goat Boy Imperial Weizenbock...$8.49 / 22oz

So much in brewing is looked at through the eyes of history. With centuries of beer making behind us, it is impossible to ignore traditions. If we did, we’d be doing a disservice to the heritage of our trade. In Germany, brewers have made “bock” beers for hundreds of years. These are dark, malty, lightly hopped beers first brewed in the 14th century in the town of Einbeck. Funny thing about this town’s name – when the style was adopted by brewers in Munich, their Municher accents pronounced “Einbeck” as “ein Bock” which is German for “Billy Goat.” True story. To this day, many visual puns using goats have adorned labels of Bock beers.

We’ve enlisted the creative talents of Nate Duval to illustrate “Goat Boy.” The conversation went something like, “Nate, we need a Goat Boy.” He replied, “Goat boy? I can do that.” Our in-house designer (and another guy named Nate) filled in the rest of the graphics. And thus, the continued tradition of goat iconography on bottle labels.




Southern Tier Hop Sun Summer Wheat Beer....$8.99 /  6pk
Pour Hop Sun Summer Wheat Beer into a pint glass, give it a long whiff and you’ll realize that this isn’t your average wheat beer. Filtered to a golden clarity and dry-hopped to perfection, Hop Sun is a fantastic session ale in which flavors of wheat, barley and hops co-mingle to a refreshing and zesty conclusion. Hints of lemon and sweet malts waft to the fore as a touch of bitterness contributes to Hop Sun’s bright finish. Enjoy Hop Sun all summer long as a perfect balance to your outdoor recreation. Summer never tasted so good.




Ska Mexican Logger




  Ska Mexican Logger is back!


Ska Mexican Logger...$7.99 / 6pk CANS
Hard-working refreshment.
Some beers work a little harder than others for your enjoyment.  This one chops down trees all day for it.  The perfect Mexican lager.  Light and refreshing, it really hits the spot after a long day of brutal chainsaw work.
4.2% ABV

Bellhaven Stout in CANS



We have not seen Belhaven Stout since 2010, and this is the first time in cans!


Belhaven Black Scottish Stout....$8.49 / 4pk CANS
We reckon this is the porter equivalent of the tall dark handsome stranger, but with its blend of triple malts, roasted chocolate flavour and hop character, once you've tried this deluxe stout you'll want to get reacquainted.

Goose Island new Endless IPA


Goose Island Endless IPA....$6.99
Limited Release: Session IPA
Brewed to be easy drinking and endlessly refreshing so you can enjoy every encore.
5.0% ABV


Beer Tastings this weekend


This Weekend's Tastings!
March 28 from 4-6pm

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





Open House Format - join us and tell your friends...
  • Deschutes Cinder Cone
  • Deschutes Armory XPA
  • Deschutes Pine Mountain Pilsner
  • North Peak Furry Black IPA
  • Goose Island Endless Session IPA 
  • Southern Tier Farmer's Tan Session IPA


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BEER - New Ballas location

March 28 from 4-6pm


The Wine and Cheese Place - NEW BALLAS
457 N. New Ballas, Creve Coeur MO 314.989.0020
  • Bell's Oberon
  • Free State Maibock
  • Shiner White Wing
  • Kona Koko Brown
  • Dr Diesel Pale Lager 


Stillwater 4 packs back in stock!

All back in stock now - 4 packs!






Stillwater As Follows....$11.99 / (4pk 12oz) 
Rated 97 on RateBeer

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1. To come or go after; proceed behind 2. To move along the course of; take 3. To adhere to; practice 4. To engage in (a trade or occupation); work at 5. To come after in order, time, or position 6. To occur or be evident as a consequence of 7. To grasp the meaning or logic of; understand



Stillwater Stateside Saison....$9.99 / (4pk 12oz) 
Rated 97 on RateBeer
"Stateside Saison pays homage to old world tradition while celebrating new world innovation. Naturally brewed with the finest European malts & fresh aromatic hops from the United States & New Zealand. It’s then fermented using a classic farmhouse ale yeast and bottle conditioned to enhance stability. The outcome is a beer of unique design and exquisite taste, showcasing some of the best attributes of modern-day craft brewing."
Style: Saison, refermentation in bottle

Alcohol Content: 6.8%/vol





 

Stillwater Cellar Door...$9.99 / (4pk 12oz) 
Rated 97 on RateBeer
"over the ages the term 'cellar door' has numerously been referred to as the most beautiful term in the English language. upon setting out to create the first summer addition to the Stateside line up of ales; the feeling that almost instantly came to me was that of beauty & cleansing. many summer offerings tend to lack the complexity of their bigger, colder season counterparts; so my goal was to craft an ale of extreme balance with a delicate complexity that allows for contemplation while also providing quaffable refreshment. starting with a base of German wheat & pale malts this crisp slightly hazy foundation was then accented with a blend of Sterling & Citra hops providing a intricate blend of herbal grass & tangerine citrus flavors and aroma. to pull this all together and to complete the 'cleansing' aspect of my vision i gently finished the ale off with a touch of white sage, lending a mild earthy spice character to the blend. of course let's not forget our house saison yeast that brought all the elements together leaving a dry yet intricate finish" -- Stillwater Blog.



Stillwater Folklore Mythic Tradition Ale...$11.99 / (4pk 12oz) 
Rated 97 on RateBeer
Human history is filled with myths and legends that shape and define our culture. Rituals, celebrations, gatherings.. whatever. One thing that’s for sure, is we enjoy a proper shindig. So let’s get the stories flowing and share a little ’Folklore’. A bracingly deep ale, built dark and rich with an elegantly lean body, accompanied by heady aromas of Belgian yeast, earthy hops and gently kissed by a wisp of smoke.

Evil Twin Freudian Slip


Now in 4pks - 12oz bottles!

Evil Twin Brewing Freudian Slip....$12.99 / 4pk
"Did you also at some point in your life get seduced by promising words like "probably the best in the world", "it works every time" etc.?  This American Barley Wine Ale says it how it is.  It's intense, attention seekingly hoppy, and definitely your kind of beer.  A beer with a big ego, drive and huge thirst for recognition." -- label
Rated 99/100 RateBeer

De Dochter van de Korenaar





De Dochter van de Korenaar L’Ensemble...$17.99 / pint
13% ABVAn all-malt barley-wine, double mashed to obtain 27 degrees Plato; two brews, blond and dark brewed separately and blended in one fermenter, where it was fermented with both beer- and wine-yeast. Dry-hopped lightly one day before bottling. A beautiful red coloured-beer, rich and full with a scent of cherries.





De Dochter van de Korenaar Belle-Fleur IPA...$9.99 / 22oz
Rated 97/100 RateBeer
Rated 97/100 for its Style on RateBeer
American style IPA

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Very limited beers...

SOLD OUT

In order to try to spread them out a little more....we are going to try something new
Each person tomorrow can pick 2 bottles from the list of three beers below to purchase.  You cannot have two of the same beer, just two different bottles until supply lasts on each one.  We are just trying to let more people get some of these rare beers.  

  • Evil Twin Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged
  • Evil Twin Double Barrel Jesus Bourbon Barrel Aged
  • Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible Belt (just a few more bottles left)



Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break BOURBON BARREL Aged...$21.99 / 22oz
"Italy has a certin 'je ne sais quoi' - fab food culture, highly decadent history of art and cool countryside.  Some might argue the people are loud and flamboyant, they steal our women, the soccer players melodramatically flop on the pitch.  Listen - that's all part of the secret Italian ingredient - keep it cool, confident, arrogant and extravagant.  Forza Italia.  


Evil Twin Double Barrel Jesus BOURBON BARREL Aged....$22.99 / 22oz
Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels
"A few times in the history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly league.  Usually the recipe to make such heavenly drops is thick fudge-like body, pitch black color, amazingly overwhelming aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and muscovado sugar and by all means aged in barrels and blended into a this very unique and rare tasting version standing in front of you." - label

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible Belt!



Sold OUT

Remember, you have 7 days to pick up!


Do you like Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb! and Evil Twin Even More Jesus?  
(both of those beers rate a perfect 100 on RateBeer)
Well this is the beer for you - combines the best of both in one beer!




Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible Belt...$7.99 / 12oz bottle
Imperial Stout aged on Coffee, Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Beans & Chili Peppers
Let’s face it – we love big, flavorful stouts. As luck would have it, our friend Jeppe at Evil Twin Brewing feels the same way. We decided to brew a beer together that took elements from our favorite stouts we each produce to come together as one beer. Bible Belt takes elements we love from Prairie Bomb! and combines them with Evil Twin Brewing’s world famous stout, Even More Jesus. The end result is a smoky, spicy stout that is sure to please the pallet.
ABV: 13%

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Crown Valley Strawberry Cider

Back in stock for the season

Crown Valley Strawberry Cider...$7.99 / 6pk

Dupont Ciders are back

Check out some new Etienne Dupont Cider



Etienne Dupont Givre Ice Cider...$23.99 / 375ml

Apple "sweet wine"
This non sparkling "sweet wine" from apples, low in alcohol, has unique aromatic richness and sweetness. Domaine Dupont exclusive. Givre won a prize at the Innovative Food from Normandy competition.
Varieties:   90% of bittersweet apples and10% of acid apples
Alcohol content:  6.9% vol.
Techniques used:
The cider ferments in stainless steel vats. If calvados is made by double distillation (high temperature extraction), Givre is made by cooling the cider to very low temperature. At these temperatures, crystals of ice form. They are separated from the liquid, which is thereby enriched with sugar, alcohol and body. Eight stages of chilling are needed in order to obtain Givre.
Tasting Notes:
Eyes: Brilliant, amber mahogany.
Nose: Baked apple, Tart tatin, caramel.
Mouth: Intense, very sweet. Aromas of Tart tatin and sharp apples. Finishes fresh.
Suggestions:
- Storage: Keep the bottles upright or lying down in a cool cellar (8 to 12°C, 46 to 54°F ). Givre keeps a long time. After opening, keep cold and drink within a week to avoid any trace of oxidation.
- Serve chilled as an aperitif or with the dessert. May be served in a wine chilling bucket. Givre will go very well with many desserts especially those based on apple. But it will also go well with foie gras.



Etienne Dupont Cidre Triple...$12.99

Unusual artisanal Cider
Cidre Triple is created using a selection of bitter apples, inspired by the techniques used to make the famous long keeping dark beers. Its bitterness and fruit flavours, its alcohol strength and fine amber colour all combine to make Cidre Triple an unusual artisanal product of strong and individual personality. An must to offer to lovers of small scale specialist beers, full of character.
Varieties:  100% of bittersweet apples
Main variety: Mettais
Alcohol content:  10% vol.

Techniques used:
Triple fermentation from a selection of bitter apples. After the first fermentation of the natural sugars, an addition of extra sugar allows a second fermentation to take place, giving 10% vol. The third fermentation takes place in the bottle to give the mousse. Bottled: the December of the year following harvesting.
Tasting Notes:
Eyes: Amber mahogany colour. Hazy, fine mousse.
Nose: Dry, tannic, hints of chicory.
Mouth: Hints of chicory and licorice. Bitter and astringent, long.
Suggestions:
- Storage: Keep the bottles upright. Keeps several years in good conditions.
- Treat like a beer. Goes well with cold meats, charcuterie, cheeses, endive salads and sauerkraut.
- This cider is neither filtered nor pasteurised. For that reason, some deposit may appear on the bottom of the bottle.

2012 Etienne Dupont Cidre Bouche Brut de Normande...$11.99 / 750ml
Cidre Bouché is created using the traditional method of the Pays d'Auge. Full of fruit and freshness, the taste reveals the aromas of apples and citrus with finesse ("cidre bouché" is a generic term for traditional cider, literally "cider under cork").
Varieties: 80% of bittersweet apples and 20% of acid apples
Alcohol content:  5 % vol.
Techniques used:  Controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats. Indigenous yeasts. Stabilization of the cider is sought by carrying out successive racking. The fermentation is controlled by successive racking. The cider is bottled unpasteurized between March and April. Density


The "Champagne" of Cider
Etienne Dupont Cuvee Colette....$23.99 / 750ml
Cuvée Colette is a cider made following the "méthode traditionnelle" (traditional method) of making sparkling wines. Refined and elegant, it makes an excellent drink as an aperitif.
Varieties:  75% of acid apples and 25% of bittersweet apples
Alcohol content:  6.9 % vol.
Techniques used:  Controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats. Indigenous yeasts. The fermentation is controlled by successive racking. Bottle conditioning takes place using selected yeasts. The lees break down and are re-absorbed by autolysis, which gives the cider structure and roundness. The deposit remaining in the bottle is removed by disgorging. The cider made in this way is clear and without deposit. Bottled in the spring. Fermentation on the lees takes place for at least six months before disgorging.






Etienne Dupont Pommeau...$25.99 / 750ml
Felicitous marriage between Calvados and freshly pressed tannin-rich apple juice, Pommeau combines power, sweetness and gentleness.
Varieties:  Bittersweet apples, majority of Binet Rouge
Alcohol content: 17% vol.
Techniques used:  Pommeau is produced by blending Calvados d'Appellation d'Origine Controlee, aged at least one year, and apple must. Apple must is the juice obtained just after pressing before fermentation begins. The mixture is obtained by successive additions of eau-de-vie. The respective quantities of must and Calvados are calculated in such a way as to obtain an alcoholic strength of 18%. After aging, the final percentage is 17%.
Aging:  Aged in oak and bottled after about 30 months .

Hitachino Commemorative Ale 2014

2014 version just arrived!




Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale 2014......$4.79 / 11.2oz
Rated 95/100 RateBeer
From Japan's most prestigious brewery, Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale is brewed in the tradition of a true eisbockwhere the brew is concentrated by allowing the water to freeze (but not the alcohol).

After the mashing of five different malts (Pale, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate , and wheat), four differing types of hops (Styrian Goldings, Hallertauer, Tettnang, and Saaz) are added in the brew kettle for bitterness & aroma. Five different spices complete the Commemorative Ale recipe: coriander, orange peel, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla beans.

After a freezing period of three days at 24°F (-4°C) the frozen water & protein are removed. The bottle conditioning will then ring in a six month maturation time.

Enjoy Kiuchi's Hitachino Commemorative Ale while you forget the worries and troubles of the old year!

Thornbridge Saint Petersburg IRS -



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Thornbridge Saint Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout...$7.99 / pint
ABV = 7.7%
"Saint Petersburg is a fabulous warming, full bodied, stout with subtle peat smokiness and chocolate malt flavours. This completely natural bottle conditioned ale produces a layer of yeast. Please store upright in a cool place and pour carefully." -- brewery

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Toren Cuvee Angelique Historic Recipe...$12.99 / 750 ml 

Toren Cuvee Angelique Historic Recipe...$32.99 / MAGNUM
"The “Speciale Belge” beer style was created in 1904 for a brewing contest that was organized by the Universities of Belgium. The goal was to improve the quality of Belgian beer. The winner was a new style, called “Belge”. Due to the success in the contest, a number of brewers decided to brew the style and called it “Speciale Belge”.
A “Speciale Belge” is pale amber in color (slighly darker than a pilsner) as brewers tried to copy the color of pilsner in a top fermenting ale. Later the color became darker as pilsners became very common to prove that the style is something special." - importer
Rated 96/100 RateBeer 

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Toren Ondineke Tripel....$12.99 / 750ml
"Ondineke, subtitle Oilsjtersen Tripel (Tripel from Aalst) was the second beer of De Glazen Toren introduced under its own label.Ondineke derives its name from the main character of the most famous novel of the most renowned author of Aalst ( De Kapellekensbaan by Louis Paul Boon, translated into English in the early seventies as “Chapel Road”). A statue of Ondineke can be found at the entrance of the City Hall of Aalst. Ondineke is a classic tripel, brewed in the ancient way, again with exclusive natural ingredients: artesian water, malt (barley), hops, yeast and liquid candy sugar. As in the Saison no spices are added. Ondineke is an unfiltered top fermenting beer. It is soft, creamy, and of golden color. It is double hopped with the last real hops available from the region of Aalst (The variety is Hallertau Mittelfrüh). Just like the Saison, Ondineke is bottled in 25.4 oz. bottles. The self-designed wrapper is white, yellow and red (the city colours of Aalst).Ondineke has a positive taste evolution and the bottles are best kept standing in a cool, dark place. It is best before two years after the bottling date. 8.5 % alc.vol. makes this a beer to be savoured. Preferably Ondineke is to be served at a temperature between 6 to 10° C. Moreover Ondineke is at its best when served in the originally designed Glazen Toren glass.

Rated 94/100 RateBeer

Vintage beer....Aventinus Vertical

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More cellar release from Aventinus.







Aventinus Vintage 2006...$6.99 / pint
The paper wrapped around the bottle lists things that happened that year. 
2006: Summer Olympics take place in Athens Greece * Highest Bridge in the World opened in France * Indian Ocean Tsunami hits eleven mostly poor countries * Shuttle Mars explores the planet * Best Picture at 2004 Academy Awards: Lord of the Rings * Bill Haley invented Rock n' Roll fifty years ago * New England Patriots win Super Bowl........


Aventinus Vintage 2007...$6.99 / pint
The paper wrapped around the bottle lists things that happened that year.
2007: Australia is the first country in the world to ban normal electric bulbs * A general speed limit is suggest in order to save the environment * G-8 meeting in Heiligendamm goes for a dramatic reduction in CO2 emissions worldwide * 


Aventinus Vintage 2008...$6.99 / pint
The paper wrapped around the bottle lists things that happened that year.
For the first time in history, oil price is above 100 USD per barrel at the NY Stock exchange * Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly 50 years *

Aventinus Vintage 2009...$6.99 / pint
The paper wrapped around the bottle lists things that happened that year.
World Digital Library is opened on the internet * Peace Nobel Prize fro Barack Obama * 33 miners of mining disaster in Chile are saved * 40th Anniversary of Moon landind * 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Aventinus Vintage 2010...$6.99 / pint





only 250 cases made each year.
Aventinus ageing in the Ice cellar 

"Historical Ice cellar of the Weisse Brauhaus, Kelheim, Bavaria, now used for the aging and maturing of our special "Vintage Aventinus" (250 cases per year started in early spring of 1999)" -- importer

"The Schneider brewery was established in 1872 when Georg Schneider purchased the right to brew wheat beer by King Ludwig II. Up to that point wheat beer could only be brewed by the Bavarian royal family in one of their "Weisses Brauhaus" (wheat beer brewpub). He purchased and brewed in the Weisses Brauhaus im Tal/Munich and the Weisses Brauhaus in Kelheim. This second brewery has been used to brew wheat beer since 1607 and is therefore the oldest continually operating Weisse Beer brewery in the world." -- Importer

Alvinne Undressed


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Alvinne Undressed...$4.99 / 11.2oz
Almost unhopped brown ale, the base beer for Morpheus Wild and Kerasus, undressed for the fans of the true "oud bruin" style.
The Morpheus Undressed uses Alvinne Brewery's house yeast: Yeast Morpheus - a yeast culture from nature (Auvergne - France). The yeast was selected, isolated and cultivated by monks until they were able to obtain a desired yeast culture. They named it Morpheus Yeast. This beer is also made from a culture of 2 beer yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) and lactic acid bacteria (Lactobacillus).