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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Courvoisier Cognac and Moscato Liqueur







Courvoisier Gold Cognac Moscato Wine Liqueur...$22.99 / 750ml
A first of its kind, Courvoisier Gold is a light and exquisite cognac experience that is crafted with a delicate blend of Moscato wine from the South of France and Courvoisier’s signature cognac.
Courvoisier Gold’s light and accessible flavor profile offers consumers a flirty and sophisticated beverage, perfect for any occasion. The spirit features intense notes of Moscato grapes, pear, peach and florals with a touch of orange blossom. When sipped, it is round in the mouth, with notes of honey harmonizing with the rich and complex aromas of the house’s signature cognac.

Courvoisier Cognac Initiale Extra


4 bottles in stock now



Courvoisier Cognac Initiale Extra...$229.99
Courvoisier Initiale Extra is a rare blend of extremely old cognacs that have been aged to perfection over many decades and meticulously blended by our Master Blender and his team to achieve its final, epic aroma experience. This sublime cognac is the embodiment of understated perfection, and has been internationally recognised as being richer, smoother and more mature than its contemporaries.

Boulevard Thrillogy

Perfect gift....



Boulevard Thrillogy...$26.99 / 3 /750ml

1 bottle each of 
Bourbon Barrel Quad
Sixth Glass
Tank 7

Jack Daniels Limited Releases


2014 HOLIDAY SELECT
Jack Daniels Holiday Select 2014....$52.99
2014 marks the first time our Master Distiller, Jeff Arnett chose Holiday Select barrels to be bottled individually. This year, he wanted to showcase the depth and richness that a single barrel can offer and selected the most robust and complex whiskey he sampled. Each barrel is truly unique and we hope the bottle you’ve selected helps make your holidays special.



Very collectible bottle....


Jack Daniels Holiday Select 
Jack Daniel's Holiday Select is the whiskey that was specifically selected and drawn from the barrels used to craft our 2012 Barrel Tree in Lynchburg.

On December 1st, the Jack Daniel Distillery officially released the Holiday Select bottle for 2012. This tradition was started last year so the 2012 bottle marks the 2nd in the Holiday Select Series with every bottle once again being filled from the barrels used to make the Christmas Barrel Tree. The 2012 Holiday Select bottle comes with 90.4 proof whiskey, a numbered hang tag, and is packaged in a very beautiful display box. In addition to being sold at the Distillery, certain states around the country are lucky enough to have this bottle available in select liquor stores. These bottles are very limited in quantity and will not be available for long.



Jack Daniels Barrel Tree...the barrels that were filled into these bottles made their holiday tree.
I think it was about 187 barrels...





94 Point Oregon Pinot! The Stalker!





2012 Roco Pinot Noir Willamette Valley The Stalker...$46.99
94 points | $50 | 324 cases made | Red
Sleek and racy, with vibrant notes of black cherry, dark plum and earthy spice playing against fine tannins and lively acidity. Mineral and maple syrup aromatics add to the finish. Drink now through 2022. From Oregon.—H.S.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Oak Melchior - Special Edition.



Limited, only 12 bottles
Alvinne The Oak Melchior Special Edition Pur Sang...$12.99 / pint
Melchior was aged for several months on oak wine barrels fresh cherries were added for the last 3 months. Makes it a fruity non sour red beer
11% ABV

Gaspar is back!





Gaspar Belgian Bitter Ale...$4.99 / 11oz btl
One of the  hoppiest beer in Belgium!
Alc./Vol.: 8% alc/vol
Malt: Pilsner, Pale, Chocolate, Wheat
Hops: Challenger, Saaz, East Kent Goldings

Unfiltered, Unpasteurized, bottle-conditioned, can last up to 5 years in the bottle
Aroma: Fruity with strong hoppy aroma
Flavor/Taste profile: Spicy, malt-sweet, hoppy-bitter palate, with a very very long dry & bitter finish.

De Glazen Toren - all back

Back in stock De Glazen Toren




De Glazen Toren Saison d'Erpe-Mere ...$12.99 / 750ml

The Saison was the first beer of the brewery.Saison is a blonde beer brewed according to the ancient Saison tradition of the province of Hainaut. The French sounding name of the beer clearly refers to this.



Saison d’ Erpe-Mere is brewed exclusively with natural ingredients: artesian water, barley and wheat malts, liquid sugar, hops and yeast.
The result is a dry, hoppy, fruity and slightly veiled beer with 7.5 % alc. vol.
Rated 97/100 RateBeer




De Glazen Toren Jan de Lichte Imperial White Ale...$11.99 / 750ml
"Jan De Lichte is the fourth and the latest beer of brewery De Glazen Toren. Again the name refers to local history. In the 18th century Jan De Lichte was the leader of an infamous gang of robbers in the region of Aalst – Zottegem. He was executed in Aalst at the age of 25.The beer was developed only very recently (May 2005). As it is brand new it has not got a wrapper yet. It was first introduced to the public during a two-day beer Festival in West-Flanders in early June 2005.Jan De Lichte is a wit beer. But following ancient tradition we are using four grains beer: Barley and wheat are used of course, but there is also oats and buckwheat.Jan De Lichte is the only Glazen Toren beer to which spices are added, following the Belgian tradition of wheat beer brewing. The use of coriander and curaçoa makes for the extremely fresh, citrus-like taste. The rather high alcohol percentage (7.5 %) indicates that it is more than just a thirst quencher. Quite like Jan De Lichte himself some 250 years ago, the beer is not innocuous." -- importer
Rated 91/100 RateBeer 



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

Harvey's Christmas Ale






Harvey's Christmas Ale...$3.99 / 11.2oz
First Prize Gold Medal in the British Bottlers' Institute 2000 Ale and Lager Competition, May 2000.

First Place in the Christmas Beer Competition 1996 organized by the Finnish daily paper "Paivyri"

Tied for equal First Place with "Gluehkriek" from Belgium in the Christmas Beer Competition 1999 organized by the Finnish daily paper "Paivyri"

Overall Champion in the Christmas Beer Competition 1999 organized by the Swedish newspaper "Dagens Nybeter"

Harvey's Christmas Ale has been brewed for over a quarter of a century. Christmas Ale 2000 A. D. has an original gravity of 1090 (8.1 % ABV) and is dark in color (30 EBC ) Maris Otter Pale Ale Malts are blended with highly roasted "crystal" malts and pinhead oats.

Christmas Ale is a "heavily hopped" beer (approximately 45 IBU). Harveys pride themselves on brewing from local Fuggle and Golding hops grown within 35 miles of the brewery. Fermentation takes place in their traditional "open" fermenting vessels using a strain of yeast which has remained unchanged in the brewery for over forty years.

In conditioning tanks the brew is then dry-hopped. The beer remains in these tanks for between two and three weeks during which time it undergoes a secondary fermentation and the hop oils are incorporated into the complex flavor of this brew, giving a most splendid aroma to the finished product.

A further period of cold storage is followed by bottling in the old vat house of the brewery. The beer has an alcohol content of approximately 8% and is reminiscent of the strong "stock" ales drunk during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It has remarkably good stability and some devotees keep it for twelve months before drinking it!

Angel's Envy our third blend just arrived!

In stock at Forsyth now, should hit the rest of the stores this afternoon.



Very Exciting Bourbon!

This batch we tasted and selected with master mixologist and whiskey expert, Ted Kilgore, of Planter's House and Wes Henderson of Angel's Envy!

Make sure you visit Planter's House as they have some cases there also for you to enjoy in your favorite cocktail!


We tasted through different barrels and hand picked this blend!
Angel's Envy / TWCP / Planter's House Bourbon Handpicked Blend #3 ...$41.99
60% A 25% B and 25% C


“A beautiful, mouthwatering newcomer to the whiskey scene. Named for the “angel’s share,” the portion that evaporates from the barrel during the aging process, this golden amber spirit is finished in Port barrels, which explains those juicy red-fruit notes that slide into the long finish. Look for orange peel, vanilla and roasted nut flavors, too.”
Rated 98/100 The Wine Enthusiast


Macallan "M" Lalique Decanter

This bottle comes in a box bigger than a computer box!  





We received 1 more bottle!
Very limited!
call 314.727.8788 or email paul@wineandcheeseplace.com

Macallan M Lalique...$4499.99 
Colour:  Rosewood
ABV:  44.7%
Nose:  Dried fruits ripen, then soften showing off velvet sateen. Vanilla accompanies green apple hand in hand, neither taking the lead. Ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon create an ensemble in the background, with polished oak offering to overstate, yet never does, but plays with a depth of resinous, juicy oranges.
Palate:  The palate opens rich in wood spices, slowly showing all their viscosity. Wood smoke flits in and out.
Finish:  The heavier raisin and sultana flavours take over, meandering to a long full finish.


More info from Forbes

Just Released In Limited Batch: $4,500 Macallan In Handmade Crystal Decanters

A humble beginning often leads to great things, witness The Macallan distillery. Founded in 1824 by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and school teacher, The Macallan is today poised to release a single malt scotch, M by The Macallan, for a mere $4,500 a bottle. It’s a fair guess that Mr. Reid never envisioned this for his small off-season whiskey operation. Indeed, as recently as 2010 The Macallan 64 Year-Old in Lalique Crystal set a world record at auction, selling for $460,000. Clearly the barley farmers in Scotland are on to a good thing.

The bottling artistry behind M is the result of collaboration between legendary designer, Fabien Baron, famed crystal house, Lalique. The result is 1,750 individually numbered handmade, mouth-blown crystal decanters of M to be released worldwide in 2013; only 355 of them will be available in the United States.

Fancy crystal decanters are nice, but what’s inside matters most every time. Using what they term ‘curiously small stills’ (read: smaller than average stills) Macallan takes a prime cut from each distillation—coming in at a mere 16% of the total spirit distilled. The smaller stills expose more of the spirit to copper which yields the rich, fruity flavors that define The Macallan.

The Macallan’s Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno, describes M as “one of the richest and rarest whiskies ever pulled from The Macallan’s Spanish sherry oak casks, identified with more than 25 flavors including port-like notes and elements of brown sugar and dark chocolate.”
You can go for it now, or wait for an auction but if history is any guide you’ll pay even more.

Odell Woodcut No.8


Odell Brewing Woodcut No. 8...$18.99 / 750ml

We revisit our brewing roots with Woodcut No. 8, a Barleywine style ale aged in virgin oak barrels. The new oak creates a delicate crème brûlée character with hints of toasted coconut, vanilla and turbinado sugar and notes of dried fruit mingle with the rich malt. Each Woodcut offering is a truly limited edition beer with a unique flavor that comes from select hops, fine malted barley, and our brewers’ careful aging process. Enjoy.
10.3 % Alc. Alc. by Vol.

BRC - releases

2nd Shift and Friek BRC Emails sent out now.

thanks!









This one I am doing on Monday.

Deschutes The Abyss 
.....is scheduled to hit sometime this week.   This will also go through the BRC.   Part will go though the top supporters and part will go through the top DESCHUTES supporters.  We will do the BRC report on Monday after this weekend.  


The Abyss

Deschutes The Abyss 2014 Reserve
A deep, dark Imperial Stout, The Abyss has almost immeasurable depth and complexity. Hints of molasses, licorice and other alluring flavors make it something not just to quaff, but contemplate.  As for the great "drink it now or let it age" debate, we stand clearly on the fence. Distinct and delicious on release, the flavors meld and fuse into an entirely different pleasure a year on.
Rated 100 RateBeer




Thursday, December 11, 2014

Red Wine Sampler Pack


Our popular Red wine Sample Pack is back!!

A great gift idea to your wine loving friends (or to yourself)!






Red Wine Sampler Pack
Our $120 red wine case of 12 bottles! 

Get 1 bottle each of some of our favorite red wines for $120 + tax. The savings is huge, check the store, (MO state law does not allow us to post the savings). We reserve the right substitute wines of equal or greater value in case of an out of stock. Great gift — delivery available 
(call for details 314.727.8788)



Receive 1 bottle each of these great wines...

Vinestral Rioja Joven
Aristocratic, temperamental Tempranillo can scale the heights in Rioja Alta, but can also create an amazing value such as our latest find. Viñestral Rioja, blended with 50% Garnacha, balances the high- toned acidity of Tempranillo. The added down-home earthiness of Garnacha gives a complete, satisfying ripe firm bottling that showcases the merits of the unheralded Rioja Baja. We predict this one will be one of our next best selling red wines. 

Les Darons Languedoc.
"Composed of 60% Grenache and the rest Carignan and Syrah, it is a dense, fresh, lively red revealing notes of damp earth, black currants, kirsch and lavender. Medium-bodied and richly fruity, it is best consumed in its first 1-2 years of life." -- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate


Caspen Rouge Cotes Catalones
50% Syrah, 25% Marselan, 25% Mourvèdre
Offers ripe black fruit and spicy aromas, incorporating a hint of violet. The palate is moderately rich and beautifully balanced, with surprising freshness and lift.

Domaine Aime Cabernet Franc
This is a lush, silky Cabernet Franc with loads of rich, black raspberry and cherry fruit flavors. Though the wine is true to the character of Cabernet Franc, it avoids the sometimes vegetal notes of this grape variety with its intensely ripe fruit. Finally, the velvety tannins in the finish make this a very soft approachable wine. From vintage to vintage Domaine Aimé continues to produce one of the very best deals in Cabernet Franc

Cuvee de Pena
Well-structured, offering aromas of black cherries, with hints of red pepper and light, spicy cumin/coriander notes.

Las Valles Red Tempranillo/Grenache
This smooth, well-balanced red blend offers aromas of blackberries, blueberries and cassis, with intense fruit on the palate and a slightly peppery finish. Enjoy on its own, or paired with mild cheeses, simple pizza, pasta or red/white meat dishes, and more. The red is unoaked and is a great all purpose red wine. 

Villa des Anges Cabernet Sauvignon
Jacqueline Menard de Ginestous’s Beziers-based Espitalet des Anges – advised by oenologist Jeff Carrel – is responsible for the wines sold in the U.S. under the Villa des Anges label. A wine of great freshness, intensity and concentration. Well-structured, offering aromas of black cherries, with hints of red pepper and light, spicy cumin/coriander notes. Enjoy with a wide range of red meat and cheese dishes. Perfect for parties and everyday drinking.


Roca Malbec Merlot
The 2012 Malbec/Merlot (also 60% Malbec and 40% Merlot) possesses a deeper ruby color and a similar character displaying a notion of wood intermixed with lots of black cherry, black currant and chocolate undertones, silky tannins, and a lush mouthfeel.
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate


Syrousse Red
The 2011 Syrousse is composed of 70% Syrah, 20% Grenache and 10% [Carignan]. Revealing lots of blackberry, cassis, camphor and licorice characteristics as well as a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and a long finish, it should drink well for another 2-3 years.
Rated 90/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate


Puydeval Red Blend
A distinctive blend crafted by winemaker Jeff Carrel, Puydeval is based on Cabernet Franc, which thrives in the cooler microclimates of the generally hot Languedoc region of Southern France. This iconic, eponymous, and admittedly unusual wine has quickly gained a fervent following for its originality and for delivering outstanding value.
Tasting Notes: Big, rich, concentrated and intense. A ripe, polished and well-balanced wine, offering spicy aromas of black cherry and blackberry, with hints of anise, and just a touch of earthy character.


Le Cirque Rouge
40% Grenache + 25% Carignan + 20% Syrah + 15% Mourvedre
First of its kind to incorporate all four grape varieties that seriously come into question for this cuvee – in order of prominence here: Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Mourvedre – the 2011 Le Cirque red delivers a slightly reduced aromatic display suggesting red and black raspberries with a smoky, sweaty, sage-scented overtone.


Servans Cotes du Rhone
Domaine de Servans’ Côtes du Rhône is a great example of what a handcrafted wine, made primarily from Grenache, should be. Red fruit and garrigue notes dominate the nose. In the mouth, red cherry and black pepper flavors mix with hints of blackberry and cassis flavors from the Syrah. The combination of fruit, spice, and soft tannins make this a great everyday Côtes du Rhône.



Antica Townsend Vineyard!

"Since Marchese Piero Antinori’s first visit in 1966, he dreamt of producing an Antinori Napa Valley wine. It took over 40 years, but Antica Napa Valley is the realization of his longstanding dream." - Winery



An amazing classic Caberent from up on Atlas Peak, this 2009 is drinking perfectly right now but will cellar effortlessly for another decade.
2009 Antica Townsend Vineyard....$74.99
We are the lowest price on Wine-Searcher
Compare to $95 at the Winery
“The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Townsend Vineyard is a striking wine. Here the coolness of the year helps temper some of the riper tendencies in the wine. The 2009 Townsend reveals stunning balance in its expressive fruit, with multiple veins of underlying minerality that frame the exquisite, long finish. The integration of the oak (80% new) is fabulous. This is a super-impressive effort.”
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate



96 Point Barolo!

Another 84 bottles of this beauty arrives tomorrow!




2010 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bricco Ambrogio...$54.99
Juicy and packed with cherry, black currant, violet, licorice and spice flavors, riding a wave of vibrant acidity. Tannins lend support, allowing this to cruise to a long aftertaste, courtesy of the driving acidity. Best from 2018 through 2032. 567 cases made
Rated 96/100 The Wine Spectator
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 93/100 James Suckling

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New red blend....




2011 Murrietta's Well The Spur Red Blend...$18.99
The Spur celebrates the esteemed art of blending, combining the best the vineyard has to offer to handcraft the most interesting and sumptuous blend possible. This wine displays enticing aromas and flavors of black cherry and blueberry, with hints of chocolate, anise, spice and toasted oak. Mature tannins and balanced acidity lead to a smooth, lingering finish.
31% Petite Sirah
29% Petit Verdot
27% Cabernet Sauvignon
8% Malbec
5% Cabernet Franc

Kringle Cream


A danish pastry in a bottle....

Kringle Cream Liqueur...$19.99
Cream spirit with Natural kringle flavor
Originating from the old norse word kringla, meaning ring or circle, the kringle is a hand rolled danish pastry that has been rested overnight before being shaped into an oval, filled with fruit, nuts and spices, baked and topped with deliciously sweet icing.

New, limited Sour du Shawnee






Big Muddy Brewing Sour du Shawnee...$13.99
Malt Beverage with Fruit added and aged in oak barrels.

Side Project Anabasis and and Merci updates

If you have not been to The Side Project Cellar yet - check it out
Best beer bar in the area!

The next label for The Wine and Cheese Place preview....
This is the beer that Jason S. picked the name for in our name the beer contest!  No release date yet.  Stay tuned.   Label is not official yet. 



Side Project Anabasis Barrel Aged Barleywine
Our Barleywine was brewed with American malts and hops, but fermented with a strong English Ale strain. So far, 14% ABV Barleywine has been aging for ?? months in a Wine and Cheese Place Blanton's barrel. Rich mahogany in color with tawny port aromatics and smooth vanilla, graham cracker finish.




Side Project Merci Blend #1 is blend of Saison du Ble and a 2 year old American Wild Ale
Thanks to Cory and Karen!!

Here is the plan...details could change...here is the idea we are floating right now...
  • Cory said he is labeling and waxing the bottles this week sometime!
  • We will then get together and pick a date for the release in January 2015!
  • Get ready BRC members, this will be released through the BREWard Club!  
  • We will do a release party and tasting with Cory King (owner and brewer of Side Project) when it arrives.
  • We will be getting 300 bottles.  So if you have been a member of the BRC and have not gotten any releases, we will make it further down the list with this exciting beer!
  • We are thinking of having a pre-release tasting party for top BRC supports at The Side Project Cellar mid week and then the official release on Friday at The Wine and Cheese Place.







2nd Shift Mullineaux and Magpie Brown








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.


Batch #3



2nd Shift Mullineaux...$6.49 / 750ml
Mullineaux is an American Farmhouse ale that is ever evolving.  A different yeast is used in every batch.  Drink them all Finir de boire.





These will be released on Thursday through the BRC Program!
We only have 12 bottles of each!