Saturday, March 7, 2015

BFM Square Root 255 Saison Anniversary Ale

Back in stock!

 750ml size

BFM Square Root 255 Saison Anniversary Ale...$19.99 / 750ml
Rated 99/100 RateBeer
Brewed for BFM's 15th Anniversary! Belgium style saison matured in third use Abbaye de Saint Bon Chien barrels for 4 months.

Brewed for the 15th anniversary of the brewery - hence the square root of 225 - a bit like a sort of gag for our immature national market all to accept sour beers, I decided to try. Couroussé by those nasty attitudes of American brewers make 22 different seasons in the same brewery, a bit like an excuse for beers nonsensical to 23% alcohol and very far from the Belgian seasons, I embarked on the adventure .Pale malt, aromatic hops, not always the same. And hop beer once brewed to 5% volume in old barrels St Bon-Chien, full of microorganisms on balance, I'm not 276 before the overflowing barrels.

I taste just me and the idea of ​​cutting the old beer with the same but very fresh and bitter. The 225 season √ Was Born. I add "historical" season ahead for the U.S. market and I put it in my suitcase whenever I meet friends who hold bars.Amazing and rapid success, it becomes a sort of gateway into the wonderful world of beers acids, balanced, tart and bitter at once complex and easily refreshing, moving beautifully bottled with wild yeasts.

Height of destiny, I talk Yvan Brasserie de la Senne, a geek and beer historian who told me that in Belgium at the time is very often the old with the new beers, mixed history to get this weird taste acid.
Accordingly finally redefined the historical season (pronounced in pinching the nose) style, I cook up some variations. This time, allow me to use the first person singular, because when I came to work with my idea of St festival Bon-Chien, I promise you that my team took me for a fool. Once again.

BFM Website

Torbreck from Australia

2010 Torbreck The Steading Barossa Valley...$33.99
Medium to deep garnet in color with a touch of purple, the 2010 The Steading is a Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro (Mourvedre) blend that radiates a gorgeous nose of dried mulberries, kirsch and red currant jelly enhanced by a baking spice undercurrent. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated on the palate, it has a medium to firm level of velvety tannins and enough acid to give lift through the long finish. Drink it now to 2022+.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

2012 Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz....$21.99
(15% alcohol): Glass-staining ruby. Smoke-accented blackberry and cassis aromas are complicated by notes of licorice and star anise. Lush, dense and quite primary, with very good clarity to its sappy black and blue fruit flavors. An exotic hint of candied violet brightens the impressively long, chewy and subtly tannic finish. 2012 is shaping up to be a fantastic vintage in the Barossa.
Rated 91/100 Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar 

Yangarra Shiraz

2011 Yangarra Shiraz McLaren Vale...$25.99
In difficult vintages the class shows through. It's only light to medium-weight but it's meticulously void of any unripe character and exchanges volume for savoury, peppery complexity. Nuts, red cherry, dried herbs, cranberry, vanilla and a general brambliness. Tannin is like two fingers pulling straight down through the wine.
Rated 92/100 James Halliday

Mitolo Jester - 94 Points

2012 Mitolo Jester Shiraz McLaren Vale....$19.99
Good depth of colour; a very complex, but inviting, bouquet flows into a rich, plush medium-bodied palate with a cornucopia of blackberry, plum and dark chocolate flavours, neatly balanced by ripe tannins. Now or much later.
Rated 94/100 James Halliday

Tait The Ball Buster 2012 Vintage!

2012 Tait The Ball Buster Barossa Valley...$14.99
A blend of 78% Shiraz, 12% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2012 The Ball Buster has a pronounced nose of creme de cassis, mocha and dried plums with underlying hints of yeast extract and licorice. Rich, expressive and well-balanced, this full-bodied wine is bursting with black fruit flavor and velvety textured goodness. It finishes with great persistence. Drink it now to 2017+.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

94 Point Aussie!

2009 Glaetzer Anaperenna Shiraz / Cabernet...$67.99
Blended of 76% Shiraz and 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2009 Anaperenna Shiraz Cabernet presents a very deep purple-black color and pronounced aromas of black cherries and blackberries with an undercurrent of coffee, aniseed, damp loam, chocolate, cloves and menthol plus a hint of cedar. Very crisp, full and rich on the palate, it has firm very finely grained tannins, commendable concentration and a long bramble fruit finish. Drink it now to 2022+.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Two Hands Angels Share

2012 Two Hands Shiraz Angels Share....$29.99
Dark and dense in color, opening a bit in texture, with grippy tannins wound around a solid core of blackberry and red plum flavors, lingering on the expressive finish. Drink now through 2020. 14,000 cases made. –HS
Rated 92/100 Wine Spectator

Agavero Orange Tequila Liqueur

Agavero Orange Liqueur....$17.99 / 750ml 
Agavero Orange is a blend of 100% Blue Agave Tequila, infused with the natural orange flavor and agave nectar. With the flavorful smoothness of ripe Mexican oranges, this liqueur makes the ultimate margarita. It can be used for sipping or as an exceptional compliment to any cocktail.

Forsyth Feature: Italian Butter from PARMA!

We have some out to sample now while it lasts!  Prosciutto and Butter on a Tribeca Baguette

Forsyth Feature : PARMA BUTTER!

“Il Burro di Parma” Butter of Parma...$7.99 / 8oz package
This butter comes from the same regions, Parma and Reggio, as the famous Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.  Amazingly rich yet delicate enough to melt on the tongue, this butter is truly world class.

Recipe Adapted....
“If I’m ever stranded on a desert island with only three ingredients, I pray that they are prosciutto, butter, and baguette. Minimalist in appearance, yet concentrated in flavor, this sleek sandwich is surprisingly satisfying.”- Nancy Silverton Owner La Brea Bakery and Campanile Restaurant

Think of it as a ham-and-sort-of-cheese sandwich. Since butter takes the place of cheese, choose your butter with discretion. Imported butters or domestic farmhouse-style butters are richer and sweeter and balance the saltiness of the ham. For the ham, I prefer either an imported prosciutto di Parma, prosciutto di San Daniele, from Italy, or Serrano ham from Spain. Use a crisp, French-style baguette (not a sourdough). If the crust of the bread has lost its crispness, toast the baguette in a hot oven for a few minutes, and cool it completely before slicing and smearing it with butter.

1 - Tri-Becca Baguette baked until crust is crispy (10 minutes on 375)  ***
1 - 8oz Package Delitia Burro di Parma  ***
8oz Thinly Sliced Prosciutto di Parm or Jamon Serrano   ***

*** Available at The Wine and Cheese Place (Forsyth)

Once the baguette has cooled simply spread on the butter and place a slice of ham on top and enjoy one of life's simple pleasures.

WOW - Wine of the Week: Pink Pegau

WOW - Wine Of the Week

Come taste the WOW each Saturday at all FOUR of our locations.
There will be a special price that day only for the wine of the week. Check the store that day for the sale price.

Wine of the Week : Pink Pegau 2014

Come taste it all four locations on Saturday March 7 - from 11am-4pm

2014 Pink Pegau Rose...$19.99

70% Cinsault, 20% Grenache rouge, 10% Clairette
Vines averaging 35 to 60 years in age.
2014 Pink Pegau Rosé (Vin de France) A delicious rosé from Laurence Féraud of Domaine du Pegau, Pink Pegau was crafted at Château Pegau, her recently purchased estate located less than 4 miles from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The vineyards include 62 acres of Côtes du Rhone Villages, 23+ acres of Côtes du Rhone, and 27+ acres of Vin de Table vineyards, planted in deep, stony, clay soils marked by round the round river stones that also characterize Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This delicious, bone-dry rosé offers peach, floral and red fruit aromas, with a fresh, mouth-watering acidity and spicy, mineral, finish. Excellent on its own, this is a versatile, food-friendly wine.

New Ballas Cheese Feature: Old Amsterdam

New Ballas Cheese Feature
Cut fresh to order, come ask for a taste.

Old Amsterdam Cheese
The story of Old Amsterdam is a tale of passion and dedication. This characteristic cheese has its origins at the end of the nineteenth century, when a quest for the rich, authentic flavour of yore would lead to one of the best-loved cheese products ever made.
Lambert started experimenting with his own recipes. However, it proved difficult to get the taste and quality just right. Luckily the family refused to give up, and after years of perseverance and experimentation they finally discovered the unique lactic acid and special maturation process that brings the specific character of this mature cheese to life. The exact recipe is a well-guarded family secret
This special cheese was given a special name: Old Amsterdam. The word old relates to the mature flavour but also to the traditional character of the cheese, whereas the use of English is a proud declaration of the export quality of the cheese. The conspicuous black rind was chosen to emphasise the timeless character of the cheese.

Big time Aussie with big time scores!

Lowest price in the country on Wine-Searcher
2009 Two Hands Shiraz 'Coach House Block' Single Vineyard...$99.99 
Seppeltsfield Road, Greenock
Slightly more reserved and deep than the 'Barney's Block', the 2009 Two Hands Shiraz 'Coach House Block' Single Vineyard Seppeltsfield Road Greenock is a wine that slowly opens up over the evening and sports heavenly aromatics of smoked chocolate, black fruits, grilled beef, river moss, and graphite on the nose. Very layered and rich on the nose, the wine is full throttle on the palate and builds through the middle with thick fruit that's held in check by perfect balance, a seamless, light texture, and a rock star finish that goes on and on. I love the aromatic profile here, as well as the structure, and this is not only fantastic now, but should evolve beautifully as well. I don't think 15 to 20 years is out of the question and this is a special wine that lovers of Aussie Shiraz should not miss! (96 pts.)
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 Lisa Perrotti Brown, The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

95 points and 10 years old!

2005 Côte Bonneville DuBrul Vineyard...$89.99

A Dry Red Table wine from Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington, USA
The 2005 Côte Bonneville has everything that the 2004 has and more. It is a more structured effort and will benefit from 6-8 years of cellaring. If you don’t know about this winery, it’s time to get it in gear. Dr. Hugh and Kathy Shiels planted the DuBrul Vineyard a number of years ago and are now making wine under the Côte Bonneville label from their estate fruit.
Rated 95+/100 Wine Advocate

Polished, focused, and juicy, with bright red fruit flavors that mingle appealingly with hints of chocolate and cherry as the finish lingers expressively on a refined frame. There's an elegance to this, and a depth that only becomes apparent with successive sips. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now to 2016. 700 cases made. - H.S.

Rated 94/100 Wine Spectator

Graceful and aromatic, this 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot is the top end wine from the estate-grown DuBrul vineyard. It has both elegance and intensity, and expresses power without falling prey to over-ripeness, excessive oak or other tricks of the trade. It captures the fruit and earth and herb of the Bordeaux grapes, tossing in hints of graphite and cedar."
Rated 95/100 Wine Enthusiast

Stonestreet Broken Road Chard - great price!

Lowest price in the country on Wine-Searcher!
2011 Stonestreet Chardonnay Broken Road...$29.99
(from an old Wente clone; all of these 2011s were fermented with wild yeasts): Bright yellow. Highly nuanced nose combines lemon custard, smoked meat, minerals and hazelnut complicated by a sulfidey quality. Plush but very dry, with a lightly saline quality adding interest to the perfumed pineapple and mineral flavors. Finishes stony, dry and long. This is remarkably Burgundian for a California chardonnay in its price range. A worthy successor to the outstanding 2010 bottling. -- Stephen Tanzer
Rated 93/100 Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

Friday, March 6, 2015

Sazerac Rye 6 Year Old

Very rare and limited -- in stock at our Forsyth location now!!

No reservations, while supply lasts!

Sazerac Rye.....$24.99 / 750ml bottle


Makers Mark Cask Strength

Sold out

Makers Mark Cask Strength...$29.99 / 375ml
113.3 proof
Batch 14-2
Though it’s bottled at a higher proof than either Maker’s Mark® or Maker’s 46® bourbons, Maker’s Mark® Cask Strength has a lower proof than most cask strength whiskies. To us, a higher proof can overwhelm a bourbon with a heavy alcohol taste. And at Maker’s Mark, we’ve always been about creating whiskies that taste “yummy.”

Schwaben Brau

Back in stock

Schwaben Brau Das Schwarze...$3.49 / fliptop pint

Brewed according to the German purity law. With specially selected natural products, which meet the highest quality standards of our master brewer. A deep black full-bodied beer, spicy and hop bitter at the same time. The bottom-fermented dark beer specialty for connoisseurs and lovers of the particular flavor and the "base beverage" for the party enjoyment.

Schwaben Das Naturtrube Pils...$3.49 / fliptop pint
Das Naturtrübe is an unfiltered natural Pilsener beer which has been brewed from selected ingredients. Brewed according to all rules of brewery and the German Reinheitsgebot, this beer will be the perfect choice for all experts and lovers of extraordinary beers.

Schwaben Heller Bock...$3.49 / fliptop pint
Brewed according to the German purity law. With specially selected natural products, which meet the highest quality standards of our master brewer. these other specialty beer in the flip-top bottle is only available in the bock beer season in the colder months. For lovers of unusual beers.Strong, very full-bodied, tasty, golden color, caramel emphasizes subtle hop note - all this makes for a total of rounded and harmonious taste experience.

Berliner Weisse in a CAN

Back in stock (our cans our actually yellow)

Evil Twin Nomaer Weisse...$11.99 / 4pk CANS
Nomads; constantly moving, 'round and 'round; sometimes settle, if just for a bit.
Perhaps the muse moves one to brew a sharp and clean session beer, one inspired by the Berliner-weisse of old, and the nomad rests. Enjoy this beer, here, there, perhaps north of Madison Square Park, in lovely New York City. Wherever you are, this beer was made nice, simply for you.
Style: Berliner Weisse
Brewed: Westbrook Brewing Co
ABV: 5%

Hof Ten Dormaal Collab with Stillwater Stout

Hof Ten Dormaal / Stillwater Arcana...$6.49 / 375ml
"For the second time we make with Stillwater Artisinals a collaboration beer. This beer is also our first stout on the market. It is a light stout, stout drinkers perfect for beginners !" - Hof Ten Dormaal

Folklore BARREL AGED Kentucky Styled!


Stillwater Kentucky Styled Folklore...$7.99 / 375ml
Folklore aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels

Folklore description
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.

Omnipollo beers

Omnipollo Magic Number 411
Wild Strawberry/Rhubarb/Vanilla Smoothie IPA....$5.99 / 11.2oz

Part of Magic Numbers, a dreamy small-batch series: 411 is an IPA brewed with wild strawberry, rhubarb, vanilla and lactose.

IPA, 6 % by vol.

Omnipollo Magic Number 42
Passionfruit Key Lime Witbier....$5.49 / 11.2oz

Part of Magic Numbers, a dreamy small-batch series: 42 is a witbier brewed with passion fruit and key lime juice.
Witbier, 4.5 % by vol.

Against the Grain London Balling

Balls deep
Against the Grain London Balling...$7.99 / 12oz
98/100 RateBeer
BarleywineIt's like Essex in your mouth
English style barleywine aged in Angel's Envy bourbon barrels. Brewed with enough Maris Otter pale, Aromatic and caramel malts to nearly overflow our mash tun. We then balanced this beer with some English Nugget and Kent Goldings hops. The resulting ale was sweet, nutty and powerful, but we didn't stop there. The entire batch was put into used Angel's Envy barrels for nearly 3 months to gather the residual bourbon flavor and some aromatic and drying oak notes. By the way, Balling is a measurement of specific gravity.

ABV: 12.5%
IBU: 80.0

2nd Shift Blueprint LSD #4

In store only at Forsyth - first come first served - no reservations

Only 150 bottles made of this batch!

2nd Shift Blueprint Coffee LSD Batch #4...$14.99 / 750ml


2nd Shift Sub Mission IPA...$7.49 - in stock now at Forsyth

Red Blend Best Buy!

2013 Apothic Red Blend....$8.49
A bold blend of primarily Zinfandel, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Apothic Red leaves a lasting impression of flavor and texture on the palate. Zinfandel offers bold dark fruit flavors and spicy notes, complemented by the soft mouthfeel of Merlot. The Syrah adds layers of smooth blueberry, while the Cabernet Sauvignon delivers ripe fruit flavors and a firm structure. This decadent blend is framed by hints of black cherry, vanilla, and mocha. - winery

2012 Bordeaux in stock now!

2012 Bordeaux
No this is not another vintage of the Century, but on the other hand it's not priced like on either. These are wines to drink while your 2009's and 2010's sleep in your cellar. We did not go long on the 2012's but bought a couple of our favorites.

2012 Chateau La Dominique 
Pessac St. Emilion...$61.99
The 2012 La Dominique is a hedonistic, medium to full-bodied effort with lots of black olive, black raspberry, licorice and kirsch characteristics. It is a well-endowed, fleshy, succulently textured wine exhibiting outstanding ripeness, no dilution and sweet tannin. Consume it over the next 10-15 years.
Rated 90-93/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate 

2012 Malartic Lagraviere Pessac Leognan..$59.99
This Belgian-owned estate has been making brilliant white and red Graves. Another beauty in a more difficult vintage than either 2009 or 2010, the 2012 Malartic Lagraviere is further evidence of how successful this vintage was in Pessac-Leognan. It possesses a dense purple color as well as a sumptuous perfume of creme de cassis, licorice, bay leaf, lead pencil shavings and barbecue smoke. Medium to full-bodied and richly fruity with soft tannin, surprising length and an impressive mid-palate (a rarity in 2012), it should drink well for 15 years.
Rated 91-93/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Solid, with dense layers of fig sauce, plum cake and blackberry confiture, laced with graphite and warm tar details. The long finish ripples with spice hints and black fruit, leaving a mouthwatering feel despite the heft. Best from 2017 through 2022. 8,330 cases made.

Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator
Rated 92/100 James Suckling

2005 Bordeaux - Margaux for $43.99

Great 2005 vintage! Drink it now!

2005 Baron de Brane Margaux...$43.99
2nd label of Brane Cantenac (which scored 94 from Robert Parker 2005 vintage)
"This is the finest Brane-Cantenac I have tasted in over thirty years." - Robert Parker on the 2005 Brane Cantenac.  He did not rate the 2nd label Baron de Brane

"A ‘one in a life time’ vintage! As early as last spring, exceptional weather conditions were in place to give birth to a ‘grand’ wine. All the hopes nurtured earlier in the season gradually materialized making the 2005 vintage of an astonishing quality. 

A beautiful story to unfold…. • Deep red with violet hues • Intensely aromatic with a nose dominated by red fruit aromas, and fresh notes of menthol, flowers and liquorice • A supple ‘attack’ in the mouth and lots of freshness and concentration on the palate afterwards • A well balanced wine with a long, generous finish which will definitely age well." - winery