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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Forsyth Location Cheese Feature: Taleggio

Forsyth Location Cheese Feature: Taleggio
Come in for a taste.  Always cut fresh to order.


Taleggio Italy
Taleggio is made with Stracchino curd, pasteurized cow milk and is cave-ripened in northern Italy. The washed rind is thick, and soft- ripens the interior paste.   The current batch is at a perefect ripeness right now   It is earthy, yeasty and robust.    

Ballwin Cheese Feature: Mimolette

Ballwin Location Cheese Feature: Mimolette

Mimolette Aged Boule d'Or
Mimolette was modeled after the Dutch cheese Edam.  This aged version is aged for about 2 years and becomes very hard.   It is nutty, salty and sweet and the same time.    The deep orange color makes it perfect on any cheese board.


New Ballas Feature: Picholine Olives

New Ballas Feature: Picholine Olives
Come in for a taste!



Picholine Olives
French Olives
These olives are picked before they mature—that's why they are green. Mild and nutty, they make beautiful toppings for main courses. Together with Niçoise olives and the oil-cured black olives with herbs, they form a "Provençal olive trinity" often found together in appetizer bowls before meals.   These bright green olives have a delicate subtle flavor, slightly salty. Picholine are used in French specialties including cold appetizers or as a topping for warm main courses and salads.
No Trans Fat
Gluten Free

Friday, July 24, 2015

Kilchoman Loch Gorm Sherry Cask Matured



Kilchoman Loch Gorm Sherry Cask Matured...$84.99
The lastest annual Loch Gorm release is a vatting of fresh Oloroso butts and hogsheads
filled in 2009 and 2010. The addition of whisky matured in smaller sherry hogsheads increases the influence from the casks and gives the whisky a striking intensity and richness.
Colour: Deep and rich.
Nose: Soft, spicy and rich with light smoke dark chocolate and citrus fruit.
Palate: Soft fruits and peat smoke with a rich sweet finish.
Finish: Long and sweet, lingering smoke, well balanced.

Side Project Brewing Barrel Tasting!

Got an amazing chance to head taste around 20 barrels of beer 
with Cory King of Side Project Brewing!

What an off the charts experience!
We tasted beers anywhere from 2 months to 2 years old!  

The Scribe is scheduled to be bottled this week.  Aged in a TWCP Henry McKenna Barrel amazing sour with Tart Cherries, Raspberries and Black Currants added!!  But will need some time in bottle to condition and waiting for label approval.  
There are a couple of amazing stouts aged in Willett Barrels that are ready (and delicious) to be bottled soon too!

The rest you will have to wait to hear about!


Some pictures from the visit!   Also tasted Pulling Nails #2 and Rose du Ble plus Perennial Savant Beersel



Ledaig 18 Year Old Limited Release!




Ledaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky 18 Year Old...$144.99
A wonderfully smoky island single malt Scotch whisky which balances sweet and floral aromas with the richness and warmth of sea salt and smoke.
This 18 Year Old Ledaig represents the rebirth of the style of malt whisky that would have originally been produced at the distillery.
This sought after peated Hebridean style Single Malt Scotch Whisky balances rich and fruity, sherried smokiness with seaweed and light creosote that allows for a long and quite pungent finish with more smoke and a hint of liquorice and sea spray.
Unchill-filtered @ 46.3% ABV.

Deanston 18 Year Old Single - Bourbon Cask finish!

Latest edition to the Deanston line...




Deanston 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky...$114.99
Un-chill Filtered
Bourbon Cask Finished
46.3% ABV

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Schalfly King Kaya Blond Ale





Schalfly King Kaya Blond Ale....$10.99 / 750ml
A beer fit for royalty, this year's Artist Series release showcases the art of Ryan Frank, whose time in Ghana inspired the beer's namesake--King Kaya---the rule of the Ghanaian ancient empire.  Brewed with African Cocoa nibs and blended with a toddy from Kaldi's Coffee roasters, this crisp, golden ale is an artful collaboration the delivers the unmistakable flavors and aromas of coffee and the smooth richness of chocolate.    King Kaya proves looks can be deceiving.

Cabrito Tequila tasting with Diana Jimenez

Cabrito Tequila tasting 
with Diana Jimenez
TONIGHT!   from 5-7pm - July 23

The Wine and Cheese Place 
7435 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton MO, 63105 
314.727.8788
Open House Tasting - invite your friends!
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Cabrito Tequila
Our company is founded with passion and tradition.  Proudly are a 100% Mexican comapany.  This distillery is in the Highland so Jalisco, Founded in 1904.

Taste: 

  • Cabrito Blanco
  • Cabrito Reposado
  • Cabrito Centinela Blanco
  • Cabrito Centinela Reposado
  • Cabrito Centinela Anejo



Meet Diana Jimenez - US Market Tequila Specialist.
As an official Brand Ambassador for Tequila, Diana Jimenez feels that every day is a celebration of her heritage.  "Tequila has a lot of roots," she says - roots that are very similar to her own.  Diana is from Jalostotitlan in the heart of the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico; this has kept her in a very tight relationship with the Tequila industry.  
Diana's background makes here uniquely qualified for the role for Tequila Brand Ambassador.  6 years of experience in the US Market and possesses a closer look to Mexican-American traditions and culture.  
To start, she has an extensive background in public speaking - and public appearances -- including eight years as a professional model.  In addition, she was honored with Miss Mexico title in the Miss Continente Americano competition.  

Classic Beer of the Week! - Sunner Kolsch

Classic Beer of the Week!
We are featuring a "Classic" beer in our Friday night tasting when we can. So many people may have never had these beers because they are not the "new" or "hot" craft beer anymore. Sunner is the original  Kölsch.  Taste it this Friday at our Forsyth location along with other beers

We thought it would be a great time to feature this beer as the weather is perfect for it and we have a fresh batch with a new label!


OLD LABEL:

NEW PACKAGE! - FRESH BATCH!


The original 
 Kölsch
Sunner Kölsch
It was Sünner that brewed the first beer in the modern Kölsch style (though it wasn't called that then) around 1900. Sünner is a 'Kölsch' beer, unique to Köln (Cologne) Germany.
Like Champagne (Appellation Controlee) it is protected by laws, so that only beers brewed in that region can bear the name. It is an Ale with a stylish character derived from lagering. It is clear and pale straw in appearance. The taste is refreshing, gently fruity, slightly sweet with a crisp, dry finish.
5.3% ABV

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Urban Chestnut Pierre's Wit is back


Urban Chestnut Pierre's Wit Reverence Series
Not too long ago the beer world lost one of its modern icons, Pierre Celis. Pierre, almost single-handedly, resurrected what is today one of the most popular styles of craft beer...the Belgian Wit or White Beer - a deliciously refreshing, wheat beer originally created by Belgian farmers in the middle centuries, whose primary crop was wheat. Today, the style has a generous range-of-flavor and is often infused with a variety of spices, primarily coriander and dried citrus fruits. In keeping true to Mr. Celis' homeland of Belgium we additionally brew ours with unmalted wheat using a very thorough mash regime. Here's to you Pierre! 

New Belgium Long Table Farmhouse Ale

In stock now



New Belgium Long Table Farmhouse Ale
The longer the table, the more room for friends. This season, our new Long Table Farmhouse Ale is the best excuse to pull up a chair with your closest companions for a few rounds. An ode to the bucolic, table-friendly Belgian saison, we’ve added a delightfully new hoppy spin to the style, creating a sip that whisks a taste of the tropics into the Old World. Traditional grains of Munich, pale malt and rye lend a wash of toasty, spicy bread, while exotic Nelson Sauvin and citrusy Chinook hops buoy the juicy fruit flavors of our Belgian yeast. So gather around and get ready to hoist this spritz complex farmhouse ale amongst the company of friends.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Two 95 Point Tuscan Wines!


A pair of Tuscan Gems from Marchesi Antinori


We have an amazing offer on two of Tuscany's most iconic wines.



2011 Antinori Guado Al Tasso...$79.99
Forever the superstar, the 2011 Bolgheri Superiore Guado al Tasso is a delicious wine that never holds back in terms of intensity and seamless integration. Every detail has been finessed. The blend is 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Each vineyard parcel is fermented separately to maintain varietal identity. The wine’s appearance is dark and luscious with thick extraction and a vibrant dark garnet hue. Generous aromas of dark fruit, tobacco and chocolate lift steadily from the glass. The mouthfeel is soft and yielding with a great sense of tannic persistency that holds up the finish, which can be counted in many long minutes. Give this wine five years or more to fully evolve.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

2012 Antinori Tignanello...$79.99
Here’s a structured red with lots of finesse. It opens with alluring aromas of fragrant blue flowers, red berries, baking spices and exotic herbs while the firm, vibrant palate delivers black cherry, crushed raspberry, clove, orange zest, licorice and a sprinkling of white pepper. It’s still young but well balanced, with tightly woven but polished tannins and fresh acidity
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Odell Barrel Thief!!


Limit 1 per person while it lasts!
Odell Barrel Thief Imperial IPA Aged in Oak Barrels...$14.99 / 750ml
The hop has met its match! Barrel Thief is an Imperial IPA that was stolen from the brewhouse and stashed away in medium toast, new American oak barrels. The brew features a notorious tropical fruit hop character that tangles with hints of vanilla, dried fruit, and toasted nut from its time served in the barrel.


9.4% Alc. by Vol.

Humboldt Brewing 500 BC Imperial IPA



Humboldt Brewing Co.





500 BC
NOTHING ANCIENT ABOUT THIS BREW


Humboldt Brewing 500 BC Imperial IPA....$7.49 / 22oz

Limited release

“I’m super proud of this beer. Hope you like it!” -Matt Brynildson, Brewmaster

All of the wonderful hop-driven flavors of Nectar IPA turned up to create a classic DIPA. Big herbal resinous hop flavor with balancing stone fruit notes, round malt middle and assertive hop bitterness in the finish.

This double IPA does everything twice. Double the hops, double the ABV = one heck of a brew. Named for the California coastal redwoods, one of the oldest and tallest living species in America, we think this big brew does these imperial giants justice.

Keeping the Peace: 10 cents from every bottle sold will be donated to redwood preservation efforts.

Hungry? 500 BC goes great with Ricotta cheesecake with ginger crust and salted caramel sauce. Are you drooling yet?

The Lowdown:
Limited Release
Style: Double India Pale Ale/ Imperial IPA
IBUs: 80
ABV: 8.3%
Color: Pours a golden copper color with a thick, effervescent, off-white head
Dry Hopped: Cascade, Chinook, Centennial, CTZ

Can be stored in a cool (50-55°F), dark place to enjoy tomorrow, or years
from now (if you can wait that long)

La Trappe Bockbier




La Trappe Trappist Bockbier...$10.99 / 750ml
This unique seasonal product is the world’s only Trappist bock ale. Brewed exclusively with natural ingredients, this ale post-ferments slightly in its bottle. It has a deep red colour, an intensely rich taste, and a malty aroma. Aromatic hop varieties and types of burnt malt render this ale its delicate bitterness that blends surprisingly well with its slightly sweet undertone.

Characteristics:
Unfiltered, top-fermenting, rich malty Trappist ale.

Alcohol content of 7%.

BFM 225 Saison Anniversary Ale


Finally able to get the smaller bottles back - only 20 bottles (1 case) in stock

Very limited release...
BFM Square Root 225 Saison Anniversary Ale...$7.99 / 11.2oz
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

Hanssens Oude Geuze


Hanssens Oude Kriek...$10.99 / 375ml


Hanssens Oude Gueuze...$17.99 / 750ml
Lambic
"Hanssens Oude Gueuze has a hazy gold color and an aroma of wet wool, preserved lemons, vanilla, and earth. The palate is sharply tangy and dry, opening up to a marvelously complex display of citrus and damp earth in the center. The finish is miles long and juicily acidic, with a final flourish of fruit. This would be brilliant wit ha good ceviche packed with shrimp and avocado."
--Garrett Oliver, The Brewmaster's Table

Perennial / 2nd Shift - Mon Ami

We have a decent supply, no limit


In stock now at Forsyth
Will get it transferred to Rock Hill later today
New Ballas on Thursday
Ballwin on Thursday






Perennial Collab with 2nd Shift Brewing Mon Ami...$10.99

Mon Ami is our collaboration with our good friends at 2nd Shift Brewing. We took a classic route on this as it is inspired by the great golden strong ales of Belgium. Its simplicity on paper--Pilsner malt, table sugar, German hops, hardened water, and yeast--belie its complexity in the glass. Mon Ami pours burnished gold with a tightly beaded white head. Aromas of pear, banana, and orange combine with spicy alcohol and Hallertau hops. With each sip, the alcohol grows with warming intensity. Midsip there is a clean residual malt sweetness before the rush of carbonation washes over the palate. Pear and alcohol linger in the finish. Pairs well with grilled salmon and triple crème Brie.

Monday, July 20, 2015

92 Points from Wine Advocate - Carignan!!






2010 La Font de L'Oliver Carignan VV Cotes de Thongue...$17.99
A stunning Carignan, the 2010 Carignan Vieilles Vignes (which is from the Cotes de Thongue region) sports a vibrant purple color to go with fabulous notes of crushed violets, purple fruit, new leather, pen ink and sappy herbs. Elegant, seamless and focused, with medium+-bodied richness and vibrant, yet integrated acidity, this beauty opens up in the glass, has finely polished tannin and a great finish. Readers looking for a textbook, impeccably put together Carignan need look no further. Still youthful, enjoy it anytime over the coming 5-7 years.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate


GRAPE: Carignan

Carignan:  (Cariñena in Spain) is a black-skinned wine grape variety, most likely native to the Aragon region of northern Spain (specifically the town of Carinena). The variety goes by a number of distinct names, depending on its precise locality. The most famous wines in which Carignan plays a role are those from Rioja, where it is known as Mazuelo.   In France Carignan was the most-planted grape variety from the 1960s-2000. Around three-quarters of France’s Carignan is located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Carignan is only rarely made as a varietal wine, but the best examples can show characteristics of dark and black fruits, pepper, licorice, and spicy and savory accents.