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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Fresh Tomatoes and Eggs


We got in another load at Forsyth of local Dry Dock Farms Tomatoes and Farm Fresh Eggs

Friday, August 8, 2014

Lagunitas Daytime Session IPA






Lagunitas Daytime Fractional IPA...$8.49 / 6pk
Sometimes you want a beer, then you realize how much crap you need to do before you call it a day. This is it. Nicely dosed with Big, Round Hop Flavors and a Toasty Malt Foundation to satisfy your every need. But it still lets you stay in the game to do what needs to be done. Yup.
AVAILABILITY: SUPER LIMITED
ABV: 4.65%
Net contents: Ounces and ounces of Malt, Hops, Yeast and water.

Planck & Anchor Distillers Rocheport Rum - Missouri

Rum Tasting!

Come taste with Jonny Ver Planck, the master distiller of Planck & Anchor Rum.

Friday, August 8th from 4pm-6pm

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





TODAY - taste it!




Planck & Anchor Distillers Rocheport White Rum...$19.99


Les Bourgeois Vineyards Launches New Distillate Brand
Les Bourgeois Vineyards, a Missouri-based vineyard and winery in Rocheport, MO, has partnered with a local distiller to launch a craft distillate brand -- Planck & Anchor Distillers.

The brand name is derived from distiller Jonny Ver Planck of Jefferson City. Ver Planck's history and experience with distilling is rooted in the tropics and represented in the brand and products.

"It really started out of an idea to distill vodka and go straight from the still to bottle and to drink at my own bar I planned on opening in Belize. Once I started distilling I quickly fell in love and got back to my rum. To put it shortly, I travel the world for work and try liquors from all over with many people and I love the way it brings culture and people together the same way music, my other job, does," said Ver Planck.

The flagship products being released under the Planck & Anchor Distillers brand are the Rocheport Rum line of white, gold, coconut, aged and spiced rum along with a vodka and gin. The first of these products will be the white rum launching on May 1 with the gold to follow closely thereafter.

This new endeavor will provide Les Bourgeois with opportunities to expand their product line without affecting the quantity of wine production.

"The relationship between the winery and the distillery is symbiotic. We already have the tools it takes to have a successful fermentation. It also gives a second life to the winery's tanks. Once you have fermented your vintage and finished that year's wines, your tanks sit empty for a good portion of the year," said Jacob Holman, winemaker at Les Bourgeois. "With this collaboration you can ferment non-grape products in your off season getting more value out of your tanks."

Les Bourgeois Vineyards has installed two small stills in a portion of old the wine production facility, which used to be Pete's Cafe. While the distillery space is still under construction, distilling has continued. After much analysis and fine tuning they have perfected their white rum product and are in the process of the first bottling run.

Renowned for its spectacular bluff-top view of the Missouri River Valley, Les Bourgeois Vineyards and Winery is one of Mid-Missouri's premiere cultural and recreational attractions. Upon completion of construction, Les Bourgeois hopes to increase tourism traffic to the Columbia area and enrich the experience with the multifaceted location.

A family owned and operated vineyard, Les Bourgeois offers a unique combination of rural quaintness and accessibility. Just off interstate 70, guests may take a tour of the new production facility, sample a selection of award-winning Missouri wines, indulge in a meal at the bluff-top Bistro overlooking the Missouri River or share a quaint picnic at the A-Frame wine garden. For additional information, visit: http://www.missouriwine.com.

Liquid Farm Chardonnay



New to St Louis Liquid Farm Chardonnay
The folks behind Liquid Farm are dedicated to making the best wine possible by starting in the vineyard and letting the quality of the fruit speak for itself. Their philosophy of little to no manipulation in the cellar leads to to wines of outstanding balance and texture while maintaining beautiful natural acidity and ripeness of fruit. 

Our allocation is tiny so please call (314)727-8788 or email aaron@wineandcheeseplace.com for availability.

2012 Liquid Farm Four Chardonnay...$73.99
AVA: Sta. Rita Hills
VINEYARDS: Clos Pepe, Rita's Crown, Bentrock, & Zotovich
AGING: 14 mos.. Neutral Oak with 25% new.
A Four barrel tribute to our 4 barrel start in 2009.
PROFILE: exotic spices, musky pheramones, minerality, darjaleeng tea, a temptress.2012 



Liquid Farm Golden Slope Chardonnay...$51.99
940 cases produced
AVA: Sta. Rita Hills
VINEYARDS: Rita's Crown, Bentrock, Clos Pepe, Zotovich, & Kessler-Haak
AGING: 14 mos. 82% Neutral. 15% New w/ Native Yeast Fermentation.
The richer of the two bottlings, with a small amount of new barrel to add warmer tones and a more voluptuous texture, all the while maintaining restraint and intense structure.
PROFILE: tamarind, white flowers, lemon curd, orange pith, ginger tea, honey suckle, cardamom

2012 Liquid Farm White HIll Chardonnay...$39.99
988 cases produced
AVA: Sta. Rita Hills
VINEYARDS: Bent Rock, Zotovich, Kessler-Haak, Rita's Crown, Huber, Radian & Clos Pepe.
AGING: 12 mos. on neutral oak with 18% Stainless Steel Aging
The leaner and more Chablisiane of our two Chardonnay bottlings, White Hill highlights the unique salinity that comes through in the ancient soils of Sta. Rita Hills. The style of this wine will always be racier and predominately neutral barrel fermentation.
PROFILE: mineral, yellow peach, fresh rain, Asian pear, salinity, candied ginger, lavender cream.

2012 Burgundy arriving.






2012 Domaine Simon Bize et Fils Savigny les Beaune Blanc....$46.99
Sadly this is the vintage for the iconic Patrick Bize, who died after a tragic automobile accident in 2013. Patrick has cemented his legacy as an outstanding winemaker with an amazing effort in the very tricky 2012 Vintage. Yields were down almost 70% from a normal yielding vintage, we bought everything our distributor had of this wine, it is an amazing expression of Chardonnay.
Rated 89-91/100 The Wine Advocate

Super Special!



Next lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $15.99
Compare to the winery price of $24
2011 Four Graces Pinot Blanc...$12.99

Our Pinot Blanc tends to be a fan-favorite,  
An explosion of aromas welcome you; apricot, banana and lychee combine with notes of apple on the nose. An invitingly fresh tangerine flavor is followed by grapefruit and lime zest.  Stainless-steel fermented to showcase the fruit and to offer pleasing balance; pair with Dungeness crab, creamy pastas or sip as an aperitif.

Col Solare Red Wine - 93 Points

A partnership with the Antinori Family and Chateau St. Michelle

In stock at Forsyth now.



Super special, best price in the country!
2008 Col Solare Red Wine Columbia Valley...in store special!
From an extended vintage that saw solid hang time, the 2008 Col Solare (67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 3% Syrah) shows a cool, elegant profile with black currant, mineral, smoke, wild herbs and graphite along with a medium to full-bodied, fresh and pure palate. Featuring clean, integrated acidity and a layered, pure profile, it has the structure to continue evolving gracefully for another decade or more. Drink now-2023.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

95 Point Cab Sauv!






2011 Denner Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon...$59.99
One of the highlights in this range, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Blackberry jam, cassis, grilled herbs, menthol and smoke all jump from the glass. The juicy, exuberant fruit is pure Paso, while the aromatic and savory notes are those from a long, cool growing season. A hint of dark spices from the 80% new oak lingers on the finish. Readers will have a hard time finding a California Cabernet Sauvignon that delivers this much quality and pure pleasure for the money. In 2011, winemaker Anthony Young decided to bottle one lot of his Mother of Exiles Cabernet Sauvignon on its own, which turned out to be a brilliant decision. What a gorgeous wine this is.
Rated 95/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Thursday, August 7, 2014

TOPO Disitillery: Chapel Hill North Carolina


Certified Organic


TOPO Organic Vodka...$26.99

F. Paul Pacult's
Spirits Journal: Five Stars, Highest Recommendation

"Clear as rainwater. I favorably respond to the toasty, grainy smell of wheat snack crackers that greets you after the pour... Entry is sturdy, moderately viscous, cereal dry yet with a beany bittersweet aspect thatís very charming; mid palate is long, significantly sweeter than the entry, creamy in texture and vanilla-like. It is rare that I come across an unflavored grain-based vodka with as much layering, depth of flavor, character and ribbony texture. Tasty enough to quaff neat and slightly chilled."




TOPO Organic Piedmont Gin...$25.99
F. Paul Pacult's Spirits Journal: Four Stars, Highly Recommended

Cocktail Enthusiast:
"TOPO Piedmont Gin is really interesting on the nose. The juniper is there, but itís subtle. More prominent are some soft, sweet vanilla aromas, plus some fruit, cardamom and a bit of mint. Drink up and you'll get more cardamom, some cucumber and plenty of citrus...This is an easy-drinking gin. Especially at 92 proof...And one thing we like the best: its base spirit, that soft winter wheat, is never overpowered. The sweetness of the wheat shines through to mingle with the botanicals."




TOPO Organic Carolina Moonshine Whiskey....$21.99

Tasting Panel Magazine:
"Fudge and clay soothe on the first whiff, evolving to an earthy vanilla bean note. A clean, pure sensation is buoyed by the lightweight texture and peppered fudge in the mouth. The taste lingers, a generous spread of its wonderfully sweet character."

Publishers Pick, 92 points

Flying Monkey Wheat Beer

Flying Monkey Wheat Beer..$7.99 / 6pk
In stock now!

Against the Grain is back


All Back in stock!

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.





Against the Grain 35K....13.99 / 22oz
 "Sweet Stout"
With this beer, we’re putting in a swimming pool! And if there’s enough
left over, we’re gonna fly you all down here to help us dedicate it.
Not your typical “Jelly of the Month Club” beer. Dark roasted malt and bittersweet cocoa and coffee flavor and aroma burst from this pitch black milk stout. The full body and sweetness are derived from the addition of lactose (aka milk sugar) which is not fermentable by beer yeast. A healthy dose of Nugget and Crystal hops provides a counterpoint to this ale’s rich and complex maltiness.
ABV: 7.7% IBU 25.5 


Citra ass down and crush this beer!
Against the Grain Citra Ass Down...$13.99 / 22oz
This is a very hop forward American style IPA. Brewed with Pale, Vienna, Munich and wheat malt for a solid base for all American hops, focusing mainly on the variety “Citra.” Citra hops are a relatively new variety introduced in 2008. It was bred as a hybrid of a number of different hops, including Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, U.S. Tettnanger, East Kent Golding, Bavarian, Brewers Gold, and other unknown hops. The resulting hop, Citra, has a distinct citrusy and tropical fruit flavor and aroma. In Citra ass down we used American Columbus for bittering and 11# of Citra at the end of the boil for late kettle addition flavor and aroma. Then we added 6 more pounds Citra and 5# Centennial post fermention for aroma. Rebrewed for your tasting pleasure!
ABV 7.6%
 IBU 68.0

Evil Twin back in stock!

All back in stock now!


Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail Imperial IPA....$13.99 / 4pk
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV:  13%
Did you like Before During and after Christmas, maybe you thought it poured brilliantly, the alcohol was admirable well hidden and you loved how the arrogant amounts of hops numbed you. This beer will knock your tongue off, essentially due to the obscure amounts of hops that went down this explosive fella – it’s a tour de force in hoppiness and by far the craziest beer ever made from Evil Twin – but not the last ‘Mwahahahaahhaha’

Rated 97/100 RateBeer


Evil Twin Lil' B Imperial Porter.......$13.99 / 4pk
Imperial Porter 11.5% ABV
Rated 98/100 RateBeer
"Shall one compare the to a fair beer, not even this perfect porter before thou will do thee justice.  Thou art more complex, brave and cunning.  Thou have changed more than a brew will ever.  Thou may be lil' but thy mid is greater than words can speak and beer will ever taste." -- label


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
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Evil Twin I Love You with My Stout...$13.99 / 4pk
“When I copied the famous Even More Jesus, I had to ask myself as an artist, why am I doing this? I didn’t honestly know. It was just an instinct about beer as pure form… in a sense this stout is like a metaphor for freedom - the sum of all the beauty that surrounds me and my perfect contemporary existence.”
- Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, Brewer and founder of Evil Twin Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Brewed:Two Roads Brewing Co
ABV: 12%



Evil Twin Glazed Imperial Doughnut Break...$14.99 / 22oz
Rated 98/100 RateBeer
"Did the flavors of sugar and bitter sweet almonds and coffee in Imperial Biscotti Break also make you sentimental?  Now we topped it off with insane amounts of doughnuts.  This all time American favorite is making it's way back into the spotlight and we at Evil Twin Brewing are not letting a tasty trend pass us by without taking it to the next level.  Drink it with great gusto - Forza Doughnuts. " - label





Evil Twin Hipster Ale...$8.49 / 4pk CANS

Perhaps you heard of a worldwide beer-movement that tributes favorite hipster neighbourhoods across the globe. First came Istedgade, Copenhagen then Södermalm, Stockholm followed by Williamsburg, New York and Shoreditch, London accompanied by Trastevere, Rome & last El Raval, Barcelona. If you feel excluded because you’re hip but your city is not, this cutting-edge, ‘hip without borders’ pale ale is an homage to you – the global hipster. Cheers!

Rated 94/100 RateBeer


Evil Twin Bikini Beer....$6.49 / 4pk 12oz CANS
English: Lets be frank - this is a sissy beer. 2.7 % alcohol, attractively light bodied, and annoyingly well-balanced hops. Put on your best bikini and enjoy this very, very drinkable beer in the sun, at this summers festivals, or even better use it to slowly seduce your nagging friends with an anxiety for craft beer.




Verhaeghe Barbe




Brouwerij Verhaeghe Barbe Black Belgian Stout..$20.99 / 4pk
Brouwerij Verhaeghe Barbe Black Belgian Stout..$5.49 / 11.2oz bottle

Belgian Stout. It is a top-fermented beer with a dark, almost black color. Has a dense head. Its taste is well-balanced and keeps the middle between sweet, creamy and bitter. “Barbe Black” is brewed with deeply roasted malt.




Brouwerij Verhaeghe Barbe Ruby Belgian Kriek..$20.99 / 4pk
Brouwerij Verhaeghe Barbe Ruby Belgian Kriek..$5.49 / 11.2oz bottle
Fruity beer in the series of “Barbe” beers. Its taste has aromas of fruit with hints of almonds and light sour cherries. The taste is initially sweet and fruity and keeps nicely the balance with a refreshing aftertaste.

New spirits from New Holland





New Holland Walleye Rye Whiskey...$41.99
Proof:  90

Deep amber color. Rich aromas of toffee and vanilla, which small casks produce in abundance.
Walleye Rye is mashed and fermented - in house - with a grain bill of 60% rye. Twice distilled to around 140 proof and aged in new 10-gallon American oak barrels with a heavy char.

New Holland Malt House Malt Whiskey...$41.99
Proof:  90
Deep amber copper color. Rich aromas of caramel, vanilla and wood spice, which small casks produce in abundance. This complex whiskey opens with burnt sugar and rich mouth feel. Moving to cinnamon and clove. The finish is strong with a subtle smoke flavor.
86% Malted barleys (2-4, Munich, smoke, chocolate) 14% Malted rye Brewed, Lautered and Fermented in house.   Twice distilled to 140 proof. Matured in American white oak barrels (8 - 10 gallon) with a heavy char. 9-month maturation time. Filtered and bottled at 90 proof.


New Holland Knickerbocker Gin BARREL AGED...$29.99
Proof: 80

Knickerbocker Gin, conditioned in spent New Holland Artisan Spirits barrels, makes a delicious barrel gin. Toasty notes from the spirit-soaked wood accentuate the vibrant juniper character and provide a deep and smooth contrast to the lively aromatics.
Our gin is aged in a combination of new American oak barrels and used New Holland Artisan Spirits whiskey barrels for at least 6 months.

Rare...rare....very rare....

Back in stock 


1 bottle in stock now!




Comes packaged in very nice humidor


A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16 Year Old Humidor Collector's Edition...$1,299.99


Hirsch reserve 16yr.resized
A.H. Hirsch Reserve is the manifestation of the American spirit.  This exclusive bottling is the last small batch of A.H. Hirsch Reserve- all that is left to this historic treasure. Available in a humidor commemorative gift set.   Widely acclaimed by authorities, A.H. Hirsch Reserve is that complete rarity: a whiskey of such uncompromising quality and individual character that words simply cannot do it justice. A thick-textured whiskey, which coats the mouth. Rich, complex flavors, very spicy, with plenty of mint, evergreen, dried apricots, toffee, and vanilla. Long soothing finish.

A.H. Hirsch Reserve is the manifestation of the American Spirit. This extraordinary bourbon had a long, dramatic journey from its inception to this final bottling. In fact, the history behind A.H. Hirsch speaks volumes about why it is not just the finest American bourbon ever made, but indeed a rare national artifact.

On the last day before prohibition, the line outside Michter's Distillery stretched 2.5 miles. Customers came on that cold day in 1919 to fill casks, bottles and tin cups and to drink their last rations of legal whiskey. A.H. Hirsch Reserve is a complete rarity- a whiskey of uncompromising quality and individual character. Matured in oak casks for 16 years, this whiskey shows the difference that traditional cask ageing makes. A must-have for any whiskey lover.

This is an exquisite, keepsake presentation for the last remaining bottles of the legendary A.H. Reserve 16 year old Bourbon. The humidor is handcrafted mahogany, and includes a scroll with an in-depth look at the spirited history of Michter's Distillery, a certificate of authenticity, a custom made heavy-metal T-Cork, and the one-of-a-kind (soon to be 'none-of-a-kind') - A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16 year old bourbon. The bottle is hand-blown and numbered.


ADDITIONAL ACCOLADES
9.4/ 10- Exceptional! - Good Life Magazine
Gold Star Award. 2005 Top Honors. -Sante Magazine
Gold Medal. - International Review of Spirits

Alpha Brewing Lapsided




New!
Alpha Brewing  Lapsided....$5.99 / 22oz
"Lapsided is an American Pale Ale with only one 15 minute hop addition of Falconers Flight.  This beer has a fruity kick and mellow bitterness." - label

Plus we got in another case of this one...
Alpha Brewing Muscovy...$12.99 / 22oz
"Moscovy is a Russian Imperial Stout brewed with molasses and aged in Appleton Rum barrels.  Fermented with Wyeast 3787, this beer has a Belgian flavor from the yeast.  Balancing many flavor facets.  Muscovy is dark, woody, malty with an appropriate amount of bitterness.  60IBUs" - label

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Corazon Tequila Expressions


Very limited releases.  Corazaon Tequila finished in famous Bourbon and Rye Barrels.  

Yes, these tequilas are finished in these famous barrels...
  • Buffalo Trace
  • Old Rip Van Winkle (sold out at Forsyth, still some at other locations)
  • George T. Stagg
  • Sazerac Rye






Corazon Expressions Blanco...$51.99
Color: Shiney Silver
Aroma: Cooked Agave, Herbal, Citrus, Aniseed and notes of green apple
Taste: sweet, soft, mint eucalyptus and slightly tangy
Aging: < 60 days in stainless steel with less aging, Terroir is expressed in the tequila
Alcohol: 40% Alc/Vol 80 proof
Bottles produced: 6000







Corazon Expressions Tequila Reposado Buffalo Trace....$59.99
Color: Pale, Golden
Aroma: Sweet with floral and herbal aromas
Taste: Distinguished with a touch of spice, caramel and vanilla
Aging: 10.5 months in Buffalo Trace Barrels
Alcohol: 40% Alc/Vol 80 proof
Bottles Produced: 5700



(limit 1 per person)
Corazon Expressions Tequila Anejo Old Rip Van Winkle...$69.99
Color: Rich Gold
Aroma: Lemon Tea, Ginger, and Herbal Notes
Taste: Creamy notes of Oak, Almond, and Vanilla

Aging: 23 month in Old Rip Van Winkle Bourbon Barrels
Alcohol: 40% Alc/Vol 80 proof
Bottles Produced: 5370


Corazon Expressions Tequila Anejo George T. Stagg...$69.99
Color: Light Amber
Aroma: Bright fruitiness and herbal notes
Taste: Balanced flavors of cinnamon, chocolate & green apple
Aging: 22 months in George T Stagg Bourbon Barrels
Alcohol: 40% Alc/Vol 80 proof
Bottles Produced: 5430




Corazon Expressions Tequila Anejo Sazerac Rye..$69.99
Color: Medium Amber
Aroma: Lively Strawberry with Butterscotch and Wood
Taste: Velvety Sweetness, Caramel, Nuts and Citrus flavors
Aging: 24 month in Sazerac Rye Barrels
Alcohol: 45% Alc/Vol 90 proof
Bottles Produced: 5130

Glendronach - 2 new releases





Glendronach Tawny Port Wood Finish 15 Year Old....$69.99
The Glendronach Tawny Port Wood Finish expression was initially matured in European oak and thereafter finished its maturation in a very small batch of tawny port barrels. Non-chill filtered and of natural color.
TASTING NOTES:
Stewed damsons and plum conserve. Raisins, sultanas and fine grand cru chocolate provide lovely depth and structure. Prominent rose wine hue, built around a light copper orange core. Fruit shortcake drenched in vanilla custard, with a scattering of dried figs, dates and wild strawberries. Smooth tannins and light acidity highlight a wonderfully long finish.


Glendronach Cask Strength Batch #2....$84.99
Cask strength and matured in a combination of pedro ximenez and oloroso sherry casks. Non-chill filtered and of natural color.
Rich golden amber with a crimson heart. Wonderful rich aromas of honey drenched raisins and sultanas. Candied ginger and orange peel are spiced with a beautifully delicate back note of warm oak. A perfectly balanced traditional sherried character. An explosion of chocolate coated raisins and zest of orange, mellowed with sweet warm oak spices, hints of soft toffee and gentle sugared almonds. A uniquely balanced classic finish.