Saturday, November 1, 2014

Evil Twin 4pks - much better price

Evil Twin Yin Imperial Stout...$12.99 / 4pk
This is one half of a Black & Tan. Not just any Black & Tan, but one where a toasted smug and hoppy fella get together to make a sublime Taiji balance. Mix the Yin  Yang together (or employ this profoundly evil Imperial Stout solo)

Evil Twin Yang Imperial Taiji IPA...$12.99 / 4pk
"This is one half of a Black & Tan. Not just any Black ; Tan, but one where a toasted smug and hoppy fella get together to make a sublime Taiji balance. Mix the Yin &; Yang together (or employ this flipping good imperial IPA solo." -- Label

2010 Brovia - Big Scores, great prices!

2010 Brovia Barolo Rocche di Castiglione...$89.99
The 2010 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Freshly cut flowers, red berries, spices and mint lift from the glass in a sweet, perfumed Barolo graced with exquisite class and elegance. The tannins are remarkably sweet and polished for a young Barolo. Intensely fragrant notes round out the finish. It will be interesting to watch the 2010 develop over the coming years. Today it is flat-out gorgeous. Brovia fans will note a small name change in the 2010, which reflects the new vineyard designations that go into effect with this vintage.
Rated 96+/100  
Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
Rated 94-96/100 Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

2010 Brovia Barolo Brea Ca Mia...$89.99
Smoke, tar, earthiness and licorice add gorgeous dimensions of complexity in the 2010 Barolo Brea Vigna Ca’ Mia. Here, too, the flavors are remarkably bright and focused. The dark, brooding notes of Serralunga are very much present, but the 2010 impresses for its pure balance, harmony and class. Dried rose petals, spices, licorice and game add complexity on a huge finish supported by big, incisive tannins. This is another utterly vivid, dazzling Barolo from Brovia. Here, too, readers will note a slight name change.
Rated 97/100 
Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
Rated 94-96/100 Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

2010 Brovia Barolo Villero...$89.99
Brovia's 2010 Barolo Villero wraps around the palate with dark red cherries, plums, spices, menthol, new leather and licorice. Rich, sumptuous and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2010 is firing on all cylinders. Today the Villero is remarkably open, which is unusual for this wine. This early tasting provides a clue of what will develop over the next few years, and that is all hugely positive. Cloves, mocha and black fruit all add gravitas on the finish. Today the Villero seems to bring together the finesse of the Rocche and weight of the Ca' Mia. What a thrill it is to catch the Villero at this expressive stage in its development. A huge, creamy, totally voluptuous finish is full of appeal and pure sexiness.
Rated 96/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
Rated 93-94/100 Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

2010 Brovia Barolo Garblet Sue...$79.99
Good medium red. Very fresh, nobly rustic aromas of red raspberry, medicinal cherry, marzipan, tobacco, menthol and blood orange. Large-scaled and concentrated, with terrific sappy energy and tension to the powerful red cherry and menthol flavors. Not a particularly elegant style but the wine's huge, firm tannins are nicely supported by its strong fruit. With its impressive spine and superb length, this wine should evolve positively for two or three decades. Cristina Brovia noted that the tannins in 2010 are sweeter and less aggressive than those of the classic 1996 vintage.
Rated 96/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
Rated 94-95/100 
Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

Balvenie 25 Year Old Single Barrel

Very, very, very limited!

Balvenie Single Barrel 25 year Old...$579.99
Like its 15 year old counterpart, The Balvenie Single Barrel 25 year old was the product of individually bottled traditional whisky oak casks ~ these ones having spent a further decade in our warehouses. Each cask formed a limited edition of no more than 250 hand-numbered bottles.

The aroma of Single Barrel has the complexity of an aged whisky with a symphony of sweet, honeyed, oak notes, overlaid with a fragrant, fruity bouquet. On the palate the initial dryness immediately changes to a honeyed burst of flavour that has butterscotch and toffee notes, rounded off

C2CT4 - Tasting with new Smoked Dupont!

Beer did not arrive, sorry!

The Wine and Cheese Place is proud to announce our 4th time participating...

Save the Date-- November 13th, 2014 --

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

Beer Tasting from 4-6pm

More details to follow, but we will be tasting kicking off the release here in St. Louis the special C2CT4 Beer: Smoked beer from Dupont!

Dupont Triomfbier
, Official Beer of the C2CT4 (And it's organic, too!):

For the first time ever, we're proud to announce the Official Beer of the Fourth Annual 2014 Coast-to-Coast Toast™--A Smoked Belgian Ale from Dupont, Triomfbier. This beer will be released to coincide with the C2CT4 celebration on November 13, 2014.

An innovative updated version of the classic Saison style, the beer is made with the addition of smoked crystal malt with citrus flavors of sweet orange peel and grapefruit balance with a hint of campfire smoke. Triomfbier was brewed only once before in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the Vooruit art center in Ghent. It is made with the same hops and yeast as the award-winning Saison Dupont.

Brewed from 100% Certified Organic ingredients!

Balvenie Tun 1509 - Very limited!

Limited, 1 bottle per person.
Subject to confirmation.  Just getting an order in is no guarantee.  It will be first come based on orders that come in first.

THE BALVENIE Tun 1509...$369.99


To create the first batch of Tun 1509, David carefully hand selected 42 of the finest casks – 35 traditional American oak barrels and seven European oak sherry butts – from the distillery’s precious aged stocks. All were transferred to Tun 1509, which sits in Warehouse 24, for several months before bottling. This is a rare interpretation of the marrying process and allows all 42 casks to come together to create a unique expression of The Balvenie that’s greater than the sum of its constituent parts.


Deep and rich on the nose, with floral notes, sweet vanilla and orange peel. Velvety smooth to taste with tangy citrus, mellow cinnamon spice and blossom honey.

Glenmorangie Taghta -- very limited!

Very limited,
1 per person while supply lasts.

Subject to confirmation

Glenmorangie The Taghta Single Malt Scotch....$129.99

Dr Bill Lumsden
"I'd like to thank everyone who helped to make our exquisite new expression, The Taghta. This unique single malt is a true reflection of the dedication, inspiration and loyalty of our whisky fans the world over."

The Perfect Cask
Each of our unique expressions is a glorious marriage of wood and whisky. How the two complement each other is crucial. In the case of Taghta, we extra matured our Glenmorangie original whisky in three cask varieties for a number of years. Each one imparted its own unique flavour, depth and character into our whisky. Finally, we asked you to decide which one you preferred.

The Spirit
A beautiful burnt ochre colour, the chosen whisky starts with savoury, salty notes followed by hints of caramel and toffee.

Dr Bill Lumsden
Our resident expert, Dr. Bill, used his extensive knowledge of whisky creation to select the final three casks in which this precious spirit was extra matured.

An evocative name
Just as every drop of Glenmorangie is carefully and lovingly crafted, so too are the names bestowed upon each one of our distinctive expressions. We consider every name with the utmost care to ensure it fits the personality of its whisky.  We asked the world to inspire our Gaelic expert, Aonghas MacCoinnich, in a search to find a name that best embodied the unique journey of this whisky.  The Taghta or 'The Chosen' is a fitting name for our fantastic 
new single malt.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Elijah Craig 23 Year Old Bourbon + Parker's Heritage

Drawing is done, we will be contacting people about 11 today.
The raffle method is a lot more work for us, but we feel it is the fairest way.  We will draw names for these Bourbons.
Elijah Craig 23 Year Old Bourbon...$189.99
Elijah Craig Barrel Strength 
Parker's Heritage Wheat Whiskey...$79.99

The raffle method on these limited bourbons seems to be the fairest method for our customers.  
 We appreciate your business and respect our customers enthusiasm in trying to get these rare bottles.   We are not limiting the number of people that can enter.  That way if you are out of town, or cannot race to the store right now, you will not be left out.  You have just as much chance if you sign up on the last day as you do on the first day.  Thanks again.  Any questions or comments do not hesitate.

Two ways to get raffle tickets

  1. Everyone can get one FREE entry in the lottery.  You must come to one of our four stores to sign up for your free raffle ticket.
  2. But we want to also reward all of our regulars that come in the store each week to get Bourbon.  So you can get extra entries in the lottery and increase your chances.  For each bottle of Bourbon you purchase from the list below you get another raffle ticket for the lottery.   No limit.  

  3. We feel this is the fairest way as it allows everyone to enter, but rewards loyal regulars. 

You must purchase bourbon from this Heaven Hill Bourbon list (any size or year, excluding 50ml bottles).  You can purchase the bourbons at any of our four locations or online.  

We know some of these are not in stock at all times.  But if they are here, they count towards the lottery.  Here is the list
  • Elijah Craig 12 Year Old (750m/1.75ml)
  • Larceny 750ml/1.75
  • Evan Williams TWCP Single Barrel
  • Evan Williams Black or White
  • Henry McKenna TWPC Single Barrel
  • Bernheim Wheat  TWCP Barrel
More information:
  • To get the FREE entry, you must enter in person at one of our four locations.  No phone or email sign ups.
  • Must 21 years of age to enter.
  • You can enter as many times as you like when you purchase bottles, 1 entry for each bottle purchased from the Heaven Hill Bourbon list above.  
  • If your name is drawn, you can purchase 1 bottle of Elijah Craig 23 year old.  If your name is drawn a second time, we will disregard and draw another name.
  • You do not need to be present at the raffle.  You will be contacted via email/phone.
  • You must pick up at the location you signed up.
  • You will have 7 days to pick up from date of the drawing or it will go out for sale
  • Deadline to enter is October 31, 7pm.   Drawing is November 1

Bells 2014 Stout releases

UPDATE: Bells Stouts arrive next week including the Expedition!  
We will have online reservations when they arrive.

Bells Expedition Stout 
10.5% ABV
One of the earliest examples of the Russian Imperial Stout in the United States, Bell's Expedition Stout offers immensely complex flavors crafted specifically with vintage aging in mind, as its profile will continue to mature and develop over the years. A huge malt body is matched to a heady blend of chocolate, dark fruits, and other aromas. Intensely bitter in its early months, the flavors will slowly meld and grow in depth as the beer ages

Anchor 2014 Christmas Ale

2014 Anchor Holiday Ale...$15.99 / MAGNUM
2014 Anchor Holiday Ale....$10.99 / 6pk

Odell Montage with Gramps Oatmeal Stout

Odell Montage 12 pack
Includes a special beer only in this 12 pack
Odell Gramps Oatmeal Stout

We love it when the days get shorter, because it means happy hour comes quicker. We’ve handpicked three of our favorite warmers for the season, plus we’ve tucked inside our latest Roots Release beer — a limited release beer inspired by our five-barrel pilot system. Typically available only in our Ft. Collins taproom, these pilot brews are experimental, one of-a-kind and as short-lived as the season itself.. Inspired by our small-batch pilot system, the Roots Release series honors our experimental brewing roots and invites you to sample some of our favorites. Flaked oats and roasted malts give Gramps a full body and creamy smooth mouthfeel. Hints of chocolate, coffee and cream combine for a complex yet familiar taste of breakfast back home.

Urban Chestnut Pilgrim 7

This was in a mix pack last year, the first time sold separately. 

Urban Chestnut Revolution Series #7 Pilgrim 7 Grain Ale...$9.49 / 4pk pints
"Harvesters rejoice!  IN celebration of the seasons of "Reap" and Thanks" we introduce this bounty for your table - a sessionable ale brewed with seven (that's right, seven) different grains; Oats, Sorghum, Wheat, Barley, Rice, Corn, and Rye.  The result...a tasty, "cornucopia of flavors" ale.  Prost!" - label

Perennial Dual Artisanship

Perennial Dual Artisanship Collab with Prairie Artisan Ales....$9.99
With equal parts Belgian Farmhouse and West Coast Hoppy, Dual Artisanship is a red saison fermented with a blned of ale yeas and Brettanomyces and dry hopped with Centennial and Simcoe.  Bursting with juicy tropical fruit and citrus, it evokes both New and Old World brewing traditions while remaining wholly its own.  We brewed the beer in collaboration with our friends at Prairie Artisan Ales.

Avery Rumpkin and PumpKYn

We have left overs at Forsyth....come and get them for Halloween
Plus we got in more 5 Monks

Avery PumpKYn....$11.99 / 12oz
Porter brewed with Pumpkin and Spices Aged in Bourbon Barrels.

Avery Rumpkin....$11.99 / 12oz
Beer Style: Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Ale
Barrel Type and Time: Dark Rum Barrels, 6 months
Malt Variety: Aromatic, Honey Malt… and Pumpkins!
OG: 1.135 ABV: 15-18% Color: Deep Amber
We wondered what would happen if a monstrous pumpkin ale, plump full of spicy gourdiness, were aged in fine fresh rum barrels to add suggestions of delicate oak and candied molasses. Rumpkin is what happened! This first member of the Annual Barrel-Aged Series was brewed with roasted pumpkins from a local Boulder County farm, and spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Coming soon - some Barrel Aged LSD

A little bird told me that these should that these are being bottled early next week!
Stay tuned!

For the release, we will do a combination on the BRC.   Some will be released to the top 2nd Shift supporters and some will be released to the overall top supporters in BRC.  I will probably do something like the top ten 2nd Shift supporters and the top 10 overall supporters will get to purchase 2 bottles each and then 1 bottle per person down the list.  Not set in stone, but something similar.  
The 2nd Shift supporters will be based on the start date of July 1st until the release date.  

We have lots of good 2nd Shift Beers in stock now!
Fresh AON should arrive next week too.

Left Hand Fade to Black Volume 1 is back!

Left Hand Fade to Black Volume 1....$9.99 / 6pk
2013 & 2010 Gold Medal Winner at the Great American Beer Festival in the Foreign Stout category.

That time of year when the day seems to fade away. Drifting further into the darkness with each passing day. Volume 1 – Foreign Stout – Pours black with licorice, espresso bean, molasses, and black cardamom notes that give way to a feeling of self loathing, burnt opportunities and smoked relationships.

Alpha Sour Stout Brewed with Pumpkin

Alpha Brewing Cucurbita Sour Pumpkin Stout...$9.99 / 22oz
Curcurbita is a stout brewed with pumpkin and spices and soured with Lactobacilus.  It is malty and tart.  Aged for 12 months, this beer is a long time coming but well wroth the wait.


Just got a fresh load of All Day IPA - canned 10/24/14

Jefferson TWCP Ocean Bourbon Voyage No. 3

Very little is made.  We got our one barrel - only 216 bottles made in The Wine and Cheese Place Barrel No. 21

Jefferson's Ocean TWCP Voyage No.3....$69.99
Only 216 bottles produced
Barrel No. 21 produced exclusively for The Wine and Cheese Place

Jefferson’s Ocean: Aged at Sea -Inspired by the original Jefferson’s Ocean, which was new-filled bourbon barrels, the Jefferson’s Ocean: Aged at Sea takes older bourbon barrels and brings it around the world. Stopping in 5 different continents and crossing the equator 4 times, this bourbon truly is a world beater.

What began as a fun experiment has resulted in a more scientific approach to the maturation process of bourbon.  When whiskey was first distilled in Kentucky, it received intentional extra age from travelling on rivers and seas en route to market.  This was not just due to lengthy trips but also the movement of the ship which forced the liquid  in whiskey barrels to be in constant motion coming in contact wit the wood more often.  At Jefferson's we wanted to tip our hat to this tradition by aging bourbon at sea.  We put fully matured Kentucky Bourbon on a ship and set it on its way to crossing the equator 4 times, stopping at 5 continents and over 30 different ports.  This process has added a salty, caramel elements that round out the bourbon's profile to create an American treasure that has been cultured as traveled by the globe.

Take a look at the ports that our barrel stopped and visited....

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New - Limited Compass Box The Blost Blend

We scored 24 more bottles - back in stock!

Compass Box The Lost Blend Blended Malt Scotch Whisky...$91.99
"Distilled elixir of battle, money
and high life!"
The Lost Blend, O. Henry (1907)
This new Limited Edition is a homage to our own ‘lost blend’ - Eleuthera - our first ever single malt blend that we sadly had to retire in 2004. It is also inspired by a short story written by O. Henry in 1907 “The Lost Blend” about life in a New York bar featuring two business partners who try to recreate a blend of spirits with close to supernatural properties. The Lost Blend is - if you will - our attempt to create a magical combination of whiskies, in the style of our lost Eleuthera. The result is this elegantly complex union of two fruity Highland single malts and a peaty Islay single malt. It will once again be lost after these 12018 bottles.

Schlafly Schwarzbier in CANS

In stock at Forsyth now

Schlafly Sessions Black Lager...$6.99 / CANS

ABV: 5.0% | IBU: 25 
PROCESS: Traditional Lager
HOPS: Mittelfruh, Tettnang (DE), Marynka (PL)
GRAINS: Pale, Europils, Munich, Chocolate, Caramel
YEAST: German Lager

Sessions Black Lager is a traditional German Schwarzbier with a refreshingly light body. The dark chocolate malts contribute color and hints of roasted coffee balanced by the delicate aroma of German Noble hops. Translated from German, Schwarzbier means black beer.

Schwarzbier originated in the 16th Century in southeastern Germany where it is still brewed today. The style enjoyed a heyday in St. Louis in the late 1800s, but large scale production of dark lagers failed to resurface after Prohibition. In 2007, the beer community of St. Louis honored St. Louis Dark Lager as the official beer of the inaugural St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival, an annual tasting event that celebrates the many breweries thriving in St. Louis today.

4 Hands Passion Fruit Prussia

In stock now at all locations

4 Hands Passion Fruit Prussia....$6.49 / 22oz
The Passion Fruit Prussia is our non-traditional look at the classic Berliner Weisse style. Brewed with a generous amount of passion fruit, this beer pours golden in color with a nice tart finish. A perfect compliment to the summer heat.

Evil Twin - Imperial Stout

Evil Twin Christmas Eve at a New York City Hotel Room....$13.99 / 4pk
Imperial Stout
Rated 99/100 RateBeer

2nd Shift limited releases

These are just first come first served and the Forsyth location, no reservations.

We only got 12 bottles, 6 with white wax and 6 plain.
2nd Shift Brewing Brew Cocky Ale....$8.49 / 750ml
"Yup, we love hops and this IPA puts them all up in your face.  Loads and Loads of Falcaner's Flight, a blend of Northwest hops was used in such a gratuitous manner heretofore not seen in these parts.  ENJOY" - label

2nd Shift Brewing Scriderbough's Magpie Brown Ale...$6.49 / 750ml
There once was an artisan name Kyle for whom we made a party gyle (look it up).  As it turns out, it made for very drinkable brown ale so enjoy or I will stuff a banana in your tailpipe.