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Saturday, November 29, 2014

New from Dupont!

Better late than never, it is finally here!
Smoked beer from Dupont!



Dupont Triomfbier Vooruit...$9.99 / 750ml

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!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Ballantine's Scotch





Ballantine's Finest Blended Scotch....$17.99
Ballantine's 12 year Old Blended Scotch...$24.99


Ballantine’s is the world’s No.2 Scotch whisky. Distilled in Scotland, Ballantine's proposes the most comprehensive range of quality aged blended Scotch whiskies available anywhere in the world.
The heritage of Ballantine's Scotch whisky can be traced back to the year 1827, when George Ballantine began supplying a selected range of Scotch whiskies to a distinguished clientele from a grocery store in Edinburgh.

Jim Beam Limited Edition Masterpiece


Very limited - call 314.727.8788 to reserve



Jim Beam Distiller's Masterpiece...$199.99

JIM BEAM RELEASES LIMITED-EDITION “DISTILLER’S MASTERPIECE” BOURBON JUST IN TIME FOR THE RACES


JIM BEAM RELEASES LIMITED-EDITION “DISTILLER’S MASTERPIECE” BOURBON JUST IN TIME FOR THE RACES
Deerfield, Ill. – April 3, 2013 – For many, the first Saturday in May is a rare opportunity to watch the most elite horses in the racing industry. But this year, it represents another rare opportunity – a chance for whiskey connoisseurs to get their hands on a limited-edition release from Jim Beam.

Today, Beam Inc. [NYSE:BEAM], a global leader in premium spirits, and Jim Beam® Bourbon, the world’s No. 1 bourbon, announced its release of Jim Beam® Distiller’s Masterpiece, an extra-aged Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey barrel finished in Pedro Ximénez (PX) sherry casks.

“My family has been making bourbon in Kentucky since 1795,” said seventh-generation Master Distiller and Jim Beam’s great-grandson Fred Noe. “This is a great time to celebrate another Kentucky icon – horseracing – with the release of some of our most exclusive liquid. The catch is that you’ve got to come out to Kentucky and see us to get a bottle.”

Bourbon At Its Best
This bourbon expression from Jim Beam is the most exclusive, highest quality offering within the Beam family. Only available at the Jim Beam American Stillhouse in Clermont, Ky., it is:
Extra-aged in the optimal rack-house position, determined by Master Distiller, Fred Noe
Finished in PX sherry casks, adding a dynamic to its taste that other bourbons can’t offer
Smooth, rich, full-bodied and mature
Packaged in a luxury wooden case
100-proof

High West A Midwinter Nights Dram




High West A Midwinter Nights Dram...$69.99
A limited release of Rendezvous® Rye finished in port and French oak barrels.
This is a very unique rye whiskey that tastes like the flavors of Christmas.
The name is a play on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream. When we first tasted this special whiskey, it seemed perfect for a really cold night, hence, A Midwinter Night’s Dram.
Class & Type: A blend of straight rye whiskeys, finished in port and French oak barrels.
Proof: 98.6 ͦ
Mashbill: 6-year old straight rye whiskey: 95% rye and 5% barley malt (LDI now MGP). The 16-year old straight rye: 80% rye, 10% corn, 10% barley malt (Barton Distillery).

Around here, whiskey is considered a necessity for surviving the long, cold winters. One sip of A Midwinter Night’s Dram™, alongside a cozy fire, and dreary winter nights become warm and dream-like. Imagine a holiday gathering, filled with the scents of a proper Christmas pudding, lovely mulling spices, and crème anglais.

This limited release whiskey starts with our Rendezvous® Rye, which is then finished in port and French oak barrels. ‘Tis a sumptuous marriage of vanilla, caramel and cinnamon, enhanced with raisin and spice accents. So join us good ladies and gents. Gather ‘mongst thy family and friends, and raise thy glass to winters that are “Swift as a shadow, as short as any dream.”

BCS Tasting Tonight!

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

We saved...
  • 4 bottles of BCS
  • 2 bottles of Barleywine
  • 2 bottles of Coffee 
We will open them up for our tasting at 4pm on Friday, November 28th. Just a little for people to taste that come to our regular Friday night tasting at Forsyth. We will have other beers out to taste also.




Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Update! 2014



Goose Island Bourbon County Stout


We are going through the BRC - BREWard this year.

BCS through BRC

Always trying to mix it up a bit.  Here is what we are doing.  



PART 1
The top 10 overall supporters on BRC and the top 10 Goose Island* supporters will get a mixed 4 pack reserved for them....based on sales from September 24-November 24.
  • 2 bottles of Bourbon County Stout
  • 1 bottle Bourbon County Barleywine
  • 1 bottle Bourbon County Coffee


This email has been sent already, so that you already know if you have a mixed 4 pack.

This must be picked up between November 28th and December 5th.
* I just checked, looks like it does not take much to get into the top 10 Goose Island at this point.  Plus we have Goose Island Sofie on sale right now! see the specials.  Again, our BCS allocation is based on our Goose Island sales.  We want to support those supporting Goose Island to help us get more. 


PART 2
And for the rest of our allocation of the Bourbon County Stout only (no variants)
EMAILS SENT
Let us say we have 100 sets of 2 bottles left.  I will email the next top 200 people on our BRC list.  It will be first come first served at the store after I send the email out.  No reservations.  Basically you will have 50% chance to get 2 bottles of Bourbon County Stout.   I will separate it by store.   The other stores email might have to be on a different day depending on when our delivery arrives.  I will update when I have more details.  But if 20 people qualified that normally shop at New Ballas, 10 sets will be sent to New Ballas and so on for the other stores.

PART 3
Also, we will save 4 bottles of BCS, 2 bottles of Barleywine, and 2 bottles of Coffee to open up for our tasting at 4pm on Friday, November 28th.  Just a little for people to taste that come to our regular Friday night tasting at Forsyth.  We will have other beers out to taste also.

Let me know if you have any questions.  This sounds clear in my head, but sometimes it only sounds clear in my head and not others.

Pol Roger at a great price

On sale at a great price...legendary Champagne!





Pol Roger Extra Cuvee de Reserve Champagne NV Brut...$44.99
Compare to $57.99 at Wine.com
Pol Roger has has a long history of producing quality Champagne.   It was the favorite Champagne of Sir Winston Churchill who said "In victory, deserve it. In defeat, need it". It was also the official Champagne of the Royal Wedding. "
The Pol Roger Reserve is a beautifully gold straw yellow hue, fine bubbles, a bouquet of floral and fruity aromas, ripe and thirst-quenching on the palate, with a superb taste of brioche." -- Bollinger

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Lion's Tooth Dandelion Liqueur

Made right here in Missouri!



Lion's Tooth Dandelion Liqueur...$29.99
Lion's Tooth™, from the French dent-de-lion, is a dandelion liqueur with notes of honey and citrus in a foundation of brandy.   A first of it's kind, this unique spirit is a collaboration between siblings Maria and Gabe Kveton and their good friend Bethany Holohan.  Using the finest ingredients, dandelion roots are dried and macerated, then steeped at a low heat to release the fullness of flavor resulting in a robust, earthy aroma, and soft, yet potent mouthfeel.   



Traquair House Jacobite Ale




Rated 99/100 RateBeer overall
Rated 100/100 RateBeer in its style

From Scotland
Traquair House Jacobite Ale...$6.49 / pint
"Traquair Jacobite Ale, first brewed in 1995, commemorates the 250th anniversary of the Jacobite Rebellion. A strong ale based on an ancient recipe, Jacobite Ale is spiced with hops as well as another traditional and ancient seasoning: coriander.  Deep brown color; rich aroma of spice, chocolate and leather; full, creamy body.  Exotic, engaging finish with notes of warmth and oak. ABV: 8.0%" -- importer

Schneider Weisse Tap X




2014 Schneider Weisse Tap X Aventinus Cuvee Barique...$17.99
Tap6 Aventinus and Aventinus Eisbock mature in different barrique barrels before they are united to an uncomparable Cuvee and refined with the unique Schneider Weisse bottle fermentation.  The maturation in French Oak Chardonnay, American Oak Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc Barriques as well as new German Oak barrels creates and incredible complexity of aromas.  The percentage of each barrique variety remains our secret."


Limited Octave Single Malt Scotch Releases




Duncan Taylor The Octave Macallan 1996...$221.99
Distilled: 1996
Bottled: 2014
Cask No. 725354
Total Bottles produced: 84
Age of Whiskey: 17 Years


Duncan Taylor The Octave Macduff 1998...$115.99
Distilled: 1998
Bottled: 2013
Cask No. 582528
Total Bottles produced: 70
Age of Whiskey: 14 Years


Duncan Taylor The Octave Miltonduff 2005...$89.99
Distilled: 2005
Bottled: 2012
Cask No. 831433
Total Bottles produced: 81
Age of Whiskey: 7 Years





More info about "The Octave Program"
"Duncan Taylor and Co Ltd has experimented for many years in the use of differing cask sizes for the maturation of Single Malt and Single Grain Scotch Whiskies. Their research stemmed from a simple premise that there is more wood interaction with spirit over a shorter period of time in a small cask than in a large cask, therefore allowing a more rapid “melding” of wood, air and alcohol. The resultant spirit demonstrated a depth of maturity missing in a larger cask over a similar period of storage. On completion of a relatively short maturation period of a younger whisky, the spirit appeared smoother, more balanced with plenty of character more reminiscent of a long maturation. The rough edges were removed and the taste profile changed dramatically to what would be considered a whisky of a much more mature nature or vintage. The whisky became polished, bright and sparkled with intensity.


Duncan Taylor experimented to see how octave and quarter cask maturation would affect whiskies that had already been matured for long periods in larger casks. The trial was done on existing 2nd or 3rd fill casks using older whiskies that had not quite matured to the level of quality expected by Duncan Taylor. The result was once again astonishing. On re-racking the whiskies, they found that after just a few months the casks had breathed new life into the whisky, quickly changing hue, taste, form and character of the spirit. The whisky was rejuvenated, a little more aggressive, with the commanding presence of a mature well balanced peerless Scotch Whisky.
The results of their maturation tests for both young and old whiskies confirmed our belief that this would interest consumers and that they would try this revolutionary method of what is regarded as technically finishing a whisky, no matter what the age or whisky type.The octave and quarter casks have been constructed from ex Sherry casks in Spain and from ex Bourbon casks here in Scotland. The casks are of the highest quality using the finest staves.
The whisky in our Octave and Quarter Cask Range has not been chill-filtered or coloured, it remains in its natural state keeping the flavours and textures unaltered. The spirit is from a single cask, and is kept at cask strength.
As octave and quarter casks are smaller than standard butt or hogshead casks, the opportunity to own a private cask just became more affordable. With fewer bottles from each cask, the spirit becomes all the more exclusive.

Sweet Sophie Batch Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup


Make sure you grab some of this decadent syrup for the holidays or holiday gifts!

The Wine and Cheese Place 
Sweet Sophie Batch

Sweet Sophie Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup...$14.99 / 250ml 
100% Organic Pure Vermont Maple Syrup 
Aged for over 2 months in a Knob Creek 9 Year Old Bourbon Barrel

Serving suggestions: as a glaze for salmon, turkey, pork or bacon, as a sweetener for coffee, oatmeal, granola or yogurt, pour over ice cream and bananas, make exotic cocktails and of course on pancakes and waffles.  
The possibilities are endless.


 This batch yielded 696 bottles.  



Avery Dugana back in stock!

Back in stock and fresh!


Avery DuganA IPA...$5.99 / 22oz
Bottled 11/14/14

Beer Style: Double India Pale Ale
Hop Variety: Chinook, Centennial and Columbus
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, dark aromatic, caramel malt
OG: 1.076 ABV: 8.5% IBUs: 93
Color: Deep Gold

Lupulin Rapture Incarnate! As fervent devotees of hops, we found ourselves on a quest to create a transcendental IPA capable of quenching our voracious lupulin desires. Our mantra became "unity of bitterness, hop flavor and aroma." Enlightened, duganA IPA was born: A brutally bitter, dank, piney and resinous ale designed for those seeking a divine hop experience.

Food Pairing: The acidity and bitterness of duganA IPA is cleansing and refreshing while eating creamy, cheesy dishes such as pasta carbonara, fettucini alfredo or pepperoni pizza.

He'Brew Jewbelation 18


It is here - made with 18 HOPS and 18 MALTS


He'Brew Jewbelation 18....$12.99 / 22oz
Black Session Barleywine

Hours this week!



Yes, we are open today at all four locations.

Open Tuesday : 9am-7pm
Open Wednesday :   9am-7pm
Closed Thursday for Thanksgiving
Open Friday : 9am-7pm
Open Saturday: 9am-7pm
Closed Sunday

Monday, November 24, 2014

Heaven Hill - great buy in Bourbon



Heaven Hill Old Style Bourbon....$6.99 / LITER
40% ABV
Made in Bardstown, Kentucky, the hear of Bourbon Country, Heaven Hill Old Style Bourbon is named for the spring that ran through the distillery grounds.   This spring originally provided the pure, limestone water used to produce this fine Bourbon.   Today, Heaven Hill Old Style Bourbon continues its legacy as a fine Kentucky Bourbon.   Established  shortly after prohibition, Heaven Hill Old Style Bourbon is a genuine sour mash whiskey.   It is produced using a time proven method by 6th and 7th generation Master Distillers, whose craft has been passed on from generation to generation.  Charcoal filtered just prior to bottling, this Bourbon is know for its smooth, yet mild and mellow flavor.

Pimm's Cup new Blackberry and Elderflower







Pimm's Blackberry and Elderflower....$22.99 / 750ml
The combination of big fruity blackberries and delicate elderflower is based on the old Vodka cup, giving you a cheeky twist on the classic No.1 fruit cup.

Master Distiller Fred Booker Noe III is coming to The Wine and Cheese Place

We are sorry that Fred Noe left early on Friday.   We are not 100% why he did not stay the time we were told.   Some confusion between the person that set it up and the person bringing him around.  He did sign extra bottles on the shelf.
We apologize for the many disappointed people that drove the distance and waited to see him.
The Wine and Cheese Place

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105
312.727.8788
THIS FRIDAY- short time window only 6:30-7pm.

Open house format, invite your friends.
Let us know on FACEBOOK if you are coming

Fred Noe will be on hand autographing bottles.  Get some bottles signed for your holiday gifts!!!!

We will be tasting

  • Knob Creek / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon
  • Basil Hayden
  • Bookers
  • Jim Beam Single Barrel
  • Jim Beam Signature Craft Quarter Cask


Frederick Booker Noe III
Fred Noe, Booker Noe's son and Jim Beam's grandson. The master distiller of Beam Suntory, Fred Noe, is the seventh-generation of "the first family of distillers." At the Jim Beam distillery, Fred aspires to explore and create new, innovative bourbons. As the face and spirit of the company, the great-grandson of Jim Beam travels the world evangelizing the pleasures of drinking bourbon and discussing the various characteristics of the wide variety of bourbons on the market. Fred Noe was recently named Master Distiller of the Year at the 2014 International Whisky Competition.



Fred Noe had signed our last single barrel bourbon

Drouhin Meursault





2012 Drouhin Meursault...$52.99
The 2012 Meursault Village needs some encouragement from the glass, but it is worth the patience as it unravels to reveal engaging, Puligny-inspired, stony scents, intermingled with lime and grapefruit. The palate is well-balanced with a touch of walnut and spice on the entry. It builds impressively toward the finish, maintaining fine acidity and delivering a satisfying, nutty finish. This is very fine.
Rated 90-92/100 The Wine Advocate

Rosenblum value Zinfandel!




Rosenblum Zinfandel Cuvee...$9.99
Representing our 34 years of making wine, our Zinfandel Cuvée XXXIV displays Rosenblum’s signature intense character and heady fruit profile. Bright aromas of black cherry, plum and raspberry open up the wine and continue through the palate. A gentle hand with oak has left subtle imprints of vanilla and mocha, rounding the edges and lending depth and complexity. Smooth and enjoyable, with velvety tannins, this wine serves as a perfect accompaniment to food. Great with Thanksgiving!

Gerat value from Chateauneuf du Pape


In stock at Rock Hill and Ballwin only



2011 Philippine de Saint Cyrille Chateauneuf du Pape Grande Reserve...$25.99

Gorgeous warm cocoa, ganache and espresso notes lead the way, followed by macerated fig, blackberry paste and warm plum sauce flavors. Dense and loamy through the finish. Shows impressive density for the vintage. Best from 2016 through 2026. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 6,665 cases made. –JM
Rated 91/100 The Wine Spectator