Saturday, October 3, 2015

Unicorns do exist

This is not a pre-offer.  These are physically in stock now!

Rarer than rare!

2012 Armand Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques...$2499.99 / MAGNUM
From time to time we get an opportunity to buy some of the worlds most rare bottles of Scotch, Bourbon and Wine. We get our fare share of Grand Cru Burgundy, we get Pappy Van Winkle every year we even see some of the worlds most rare Scotches like Macallan M darken our doorway but even we were surprised to see Magnums of Armand Rousseau's Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques show up.
Only 3 Magnums available, no other store in the world has these on wine-searcher.

2010 Domaine Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Inspiration...$1699.99 / Magnum
Speaking of Unicorns, there was only one barrel of the 2010 Pegau Chateauneuf Du Pape Inspiration produced and it was bottled only in Magnum. “There’s a single barrel of this full-bodied, deeply concentrated elixir and I’ve no doubt it will be very hard to come by. In addition, this cuvee is only bottled in magnum. Nevertheless, it is spectacular, and I suspect will also have close to three decades of longevity.” (98-100) The Wine Advocate
We have 3 Magnums in stock now and  we are lowest price on Wine-searcher by $100 per bottle.

Only 1 barrel produced which should translate into about 150 magnums made!
Rated 98-100/100 The Wine Advocate

Forsyth Location Cheese Feature: Roquefort Papillon

Forsyth Location Cheese Feature: Roquefort Papillon

Always cut fresh to order, come in for a taste
All stores carry a different selection, check each store for selection.

Roquefort Papillon Black Label
Sharp sheep milk blue from Roquefort, South of France. France's King of Blues . AOC, raw milk, it is spicy, tangy, crumbly and full of moisture. Papillon Roquefort takes 150 days to cure. Exquisite!   This exceptional Roquefort PAPILLON is characterised initially by its white paste and the generous streaks of intense blue in its broad and numerous cavities. 
In the mouth, its rich and flexible texture develops a delicious fondant accompanied by a typical balanced and long-lasting taste.
The TASTE NOIR - the summit of an art to be found at your cheesemongers such as The Wine and Cheese Place.

Ballwin Cheese Feature: Delice du Bourgogne

Ballwin Cheese Feature: Delice du Bourgogne
Always cut fresh to order, come in for a taste
All stores carry a different selection, check each store for selection.

Delice de Bourgogne
The cheese is rich and creamy due to the cheese making process where cream is added twice to the milk during the making of the cheese. This cheese also has a strong pungent aroma due to its ripening process.
Bleu-Blanc-Coeur approved
The use of milk with Bleu-blanc-coeur approval improves the cheese's natural characteristics:
Appearance: a yellower rind, reflecting the superb colour of the milk
Taste: more refined, with a better development of the aromas and stable flavours
Environment: the use of more environmentally friendly raw materials
Nutritional balance: five clinical studies and more than a hundred publications have demonstrated the benefits of Bleu-Blanc-Coeur products.

New Ballas Location cheese feature: Bleu d'Auvergne

New Ballas Location cheese feature: Bleu d'Auvergne
Selection varies by store.

Come in for a free taste!

Bleu d'Auvergne
Pasteurized cow's milk cheese, Auvergne. Paste is moist and semi-soft. The veining is bold and deep blue and thoroughly caverened through the paste. The flavor is big, pungent and less salty than other blue cheese. Great crumbled on salads, on bruschetta and also perfect on a cheese board.

Rock Hill Location cheese feature: EWE CALF to be KIDding

Rock Hill Location cheese feature: EWE CALF to be KIDding
Selection varies by store.
Come in for a free taste!

EWE CALF to be KIDding
A mixed milk blue – Cow, Sheep, and Goat. Received 2nd in its category at the 2013 ACS Competition. Received a 2nd in its category at the World Cheese Championship 2014. 3rd place ACS 2015

WOW - Wine Of the Week - Le Cirque Rouge...

WOW - Wine Of the Week. 
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 :  2011 Le Cirque Rouge
Come taste it all four locations on Saturday October 3 - from 11am-4pm

2011 Le Cirque Le Cirque Red...$13.99
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. The reduction here happily translates into positive tension and invigoration on a sappy palate, tart-edged in its berry-concentration and pungently herb-tinged, leading to a mouthwateringly salt-tinged, gripping and stimulating if faintly rustic finish. 

Rated 89/100 The Wine Advocate

Friday, October 2, 2015

Ballwin location wine sale!

The Wine and Cheese place presents

Fall Fest Wine SALE 
at our Ballwin Location!

Over 40 Different Wines on sale now!!

Every grape, every region!
Something for everyone!

Wines from all over the world

While Supplies Last.

Check store for details  ---

shop quickly for best selection....

More info call Kevin at 1.636.527.1144

The Wine and Cheese Place
14748 Clayton Road, Ballwin, MO

Schlafly Coffee Stout is here!

Schlafly Coffee Stout...$7.49

ABV: 5.7% | IBU: 30
PROCESS:Blend of Kaldi's coffee and Schlafly stout using a cold extraction toddy
HOPS:Marynka (PL)
GRAINS :Pale, Caramel, Roasted Barley, Oats
YEAST:American Ale

Our Coffee Stout is a classic combination of a traditional stout and premium French roast coffee from St. Louis roaster, Kaldi’s Coffee. Roasted barley and coffee dominate the aroma, with the sweetness from the stout balancing the acidity of the coffee. We use a unique cold toddy extraction process to brew a less acidic coffee for the beer.

In the 1990’s, Kaldi’s staff started visiting the Schlafly Tap Room, asking for a pint of stout and a shot of espresso. Both Schlafly and Kaldi’s realized this was a match made in beer heaven, and soon started working together to find the perfect coffee blend to mix with our Oatmeal Stout. This collaboration continues today, with regular tastings to perfect the Coffee Stout.

Bookers Bourbon Oven Buster Batch

Bookers Bourbon Oven Buster Batch...$43.99
"Oven Buster Batch" is the second batch this year that was selected by the Booker's® Bourbon Roundtable, with the guidance of Noe. The Roundtable was also joined by special guest Fred Minnick, author of "Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide for a Savvy Drinker," who contributed his knowledge of whiskey to help the group choose a batch that properly honors Booker Noe's whiskey preferences and pays homage to the bourbon's full-body flavor profile.

The Roundtable panelists who helped select Batch 2015-04, "Oven Buster Batch," included the following members:
Chuck Cowdery, Blogger and Author of "Bourbon, Strange: Surprising Stories of American Whiskey"
Geoff Kleinman, Founder and Managing Editor of
John McCarthy, Spirits Writer and Senior Managing Editor of Men's Health Magazine
Jack Robertiello, Spirits Writer and Spirits Competition Judge
Tony Sachs, Spirits Writer and Blogger for Huffington Post

Noe, the Roundtable Panelists and Minnick selected Booker's® "Oven Buster Batch" with the following characteristics:
Proof: 127
Age: 6 years, 5 months and 20 days
Nose: Vanilla with oak
Finish: Long, smooth, pleasant finish
Sipping Suggestions: With ice or cut with water

Uncut and unfiltered1 -- like all Booker's® Bourbon batches before it -- "Oven Buster Batch" features the robust flavor and natural proof that Booker's® Bourbon is known for and will be available nationwide beginning mid-August with a suggested retail price of $59.99 per 750 mL bottle.

Crystal Head Aurora Vodka

Crystal Head Aurora Vodka....$42.99 / 750ml
Our Crystal Head Aurora bottle was created in celebration of this natural light display, with its beauty and mysterious visual properties.

Aurora uses high quality English wheat and pristine water from Newfoundland, Canada to craft an additive-free vodka. The vodka is five times distilled and filtered seven times. Three of the filtrations pass through layers of Herkimer diamonds as our final distinctive touch.

Instead of exploring different flavours, Aurora was crafted using a different grain. It offers a drier, bolder, and spicier vodka while staying true to the Crystal Head house-style. The bottle, with its delicate and iridescent metallized finish, is our tribute to this natural wonder of the world.

Griesedieck Tasting - New Products

Griesedieck Tasting!

A long history in St. Louis Brewing!

Friday, October 2 from 4-6pm
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105
Taste all these products! Open house - tell your friends

  • Griesedieck Bros. Golden Pilsener...$7.49
  • Griesedieck Bros. Unfiltered Bavarian-Style Wheat....$7.29
  • Tony Chachere' s Bloody Mary Mix....$5.99
  • R.G. Distilling Silver Streak Vodka...$23.99
  • R.G. Distilling Warbler Silver Rum....$23.99
  • R.G. Distilling Old Scenter White Dog....$23.99

More info....

Tony Chachere' s Bloody Mary Mix....$5.99
Bloody Marys are a Southern Tradition that become extra special when made with Tony Chachere's. The flavor and ingredients for a complete Bloody Mary Mix are all here. JUST ADD VODKA and "Let the good times roll".

Creole Bloody Mary
Ingredients: 4 parts Tony Chachere's Bloody Mary Mix + 1 part Silver Streak Vodka
Directions: Fill a highball glass with Ice. Add the ingredients, Shake. Add your choice of garnish!

R.G. Distilling Silver Streak Vodka...$23.99
Silver Streak Vodka is as vodka is meant to be = clean from start to finish.Silver Streak Vodka tastes great straight, on the rocks, or in your classic cocktail!

R.G. Distilling Warbler Silver Rum....$23.99
Warbler Silver Rum will take you away to the Caribbean, with its faint aroma, reminiscient of pears. It has a light buttery texture to it with only a slight peppery taste, and finishes clean.
Below are classic cocktails we recommend pairing with Warbler Silver Rum.

R.G. Distilling Old Scenter White Dog....$23.99
Old Scenter White Dog is unlike other white whiskeys. Usually you think of an unrefined liquor that burns, but this White Dog is much cleaner. It has a slightly sweet aroma, reminiscient of the Midwestern cornfields. it starts sweet on the tongue, with no true harshness, and finishes clean.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Alpha Brewing Wicca Wheat

Alpha Brewing Wicca Wheat....$6.99 / 22oz
"We call this month to the spirit of mother earth to bless this powerful potion. Earth, wine, fire, and water have united to brwew up this sour spell. Blessed be the hallowed season. Shove tis down your throat."

BRC Release - 2nd Shift Barrel Aged Vanilla LSD!!

Emails sent!

Sent to the top 2nd Shift supports and the overall beer supporters.

If you got two emails, you can purchase up to 2 bottles if you like.

thanks very much!

2nd Shift Brewing / TWCP Barrel Aged Blueprint Coffee LSD with Vanilla....$25.99 / 750ml
Barreled 3/2015
Bottled 9/2015
Blueprint Coffee: Asdecafe of Guatamala
Vanilla: Lochhead Vanilla Madagascar Bourbon Grade
Barrels: Both Four Roses

Recommended consumption: within 3 months

We have 456 bottles that will be available.  Steve decided not to do a "non" coffee version of the vanilla.  He did both barrels with coffee.  

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Prairie Artisan Ales 3rd Anniversary ale with Raspberries!

Prairie Artisan Ales 3rd Anniversary Ale....$8.99 pint
Prairie Artisan Ales 3rd Anniversary Ale....$99.99 / 3 liter
Farmhouse Ale brewed with Raspberries
Three years ago, the Healey brothers set out on a journey to make great beer. Prairie Alehas been a key beer in building the foundation of the Healey brothers’ vision, and we could not think of a better way to celebrate our 3rd anniversary than by releasing a version of Ale that has been fermented on fruit. 3rd Anniversary Ale is our saison fermented on raspberries, giving it not only a delightful flavor and aroma, but a beautiful ruby color. We are excited to offer this beer to our friends in 500ml bottles as well as a limited number of 3 liter bottles.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

95 Point Brunello Riserva - under $45 !!!!

2009 La Lecciaia Brunello di Montalcino Riserva....$42.99
Floral, strawberry, cherry, spice and woodsy aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of this elegant, juicy and harmonious red, with a solid structure and a terrific aftertaste of berry, mineral and spice. Complex and resonant. Best from 2019 through 2035. 850 cases made. –BS

Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

Coney Island Hard Root Beer

Now in CANS also

Coney Island Hard Root Beer....$9.99 / 6pk

Coney Island Hard Root Beer....$19.99 / 12 pack CANS
Coney Island Hard Root Beer is a new twist on an old favorite. With hints of vanilla, licorice and birch, this root beer will bring you back to the boardwalk.
Thrilling roller coaster rides and games on the pier. Sand under your feet and waves crashing on the shore. Cotton candy, french fries and popcorn galore. And don’t forget, the joy of an ice cold, frothy root beer on a warm summer day.
The gypsy should have predicted this. The most dignified beverage of days past, reimagined for your future self. The wooden planks under your feet and a hot dog in your hand; the only difference is that now you’re tall enough to ride the ride.

5.8% ABV

Magic Hat CANtastic Variety Pack

In stock now at Forsyth

Magic Hat CANtastic Variety Pack...$14.99
  • Dream Wilhelm Scream Pumpkin Ale
  • Magic Hat No. 9
  • Dream Machine India Style Pale Lager

97 Point Alsatian dry Riesling under $45

Rated 97 Point Alsatian Riesling under $45

2013 Mure Riesling Grand Cru Vorbourg Clos Saint Landelin...$42.99
Incredible clarity and brilliance in the nose with sliced apple, pear and mineral plus hints of chalk. Full-bodied, intense and deep with a phenolic texture, yet balanced and long. So much intensity. Phenomenal quality. Competes with Clos St. Hune. Drink now. Made from biodynamic grapes.
Rated 97/100 James Suckling

Johnnie Walker Select Casks Scotch Whisky Rye Cask Finish - 1st in the series

Johnnie Walker  Select Casks Scotch Whisky Rye Cask Finish...$39.99
Johnnie Walker Select Casks – Rye Cask Finish, the first in a series of limited edition wood-finished Scotch blends that will be released over the coming years.

Johnnie Walker Select Casks – Rye Cask Finish is a Scotch Whisky blend that showcases the best of Scottish blending and maturation expertise. With Cardhu single malt at the heart of the blend, Johnnie Walker’s Master Blender Jim Beveridge used whiskies matured for at least ten years in first-fill American Oak casks to create this blend. He finished the Scotch in ex-rye whiskey casks, creating a complex new whisky with rich layers of flavor starting with creamy vanilla notes and transitioning to a spicier finish.

“From the early days when John Walker first blended whiskies in 1820 to the unique blends created today, Johnnie Walker has always thrived on experimentation. I believe that whisky is ever evolving and experimental in nature and I am pleased to present the first Rye Cask finished Blended Scotch Whisky” said Master Blender Jim Beveridge. “Johnnie Walker Select Casks is a unique style of Scotch that blends the flavor characteristics of bourbon and rye with some of the classic signature notes and smoothness of Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky.

Jim Beam Triticale

Jim Beam Signature Craft Triticale...$41.99 / 375ml
Color Golden honey to amber
Aroma Moderately spicy; between wheat and rye with some vanilla undertones
Taste Not too spicy or too sweet with good cooperage notes Finish: Light bodied, though warm and inviting

Triticale is a hybrid of Wheat and Rye grains developed in Scotland in the late 1800′s.

GlenDronach 21 Year Old Parliament

Back in stock now! 

GlenDronach 21 Year Old Parliament...$172.99
Matured in a combination of the finest Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks for a minimum of 21 years, the 'Parliament' continues the great GlenDronach tradition of offering fruit-laden intensity in its single malts. Bottled at 48%, the 'Parliament' is non chill filtered and of natural colour.

Tasting Notes
ExpressionParliament - 21 Year Old

Deep amber with a cherry wood sheen.

A delicate mix of ripe autumnal fruits - notably blackberries and red plums. Rich Oloroso sherry and candied orange segments. Spiced oatmeal biscuits and toasted oak fragrances bring excellent weight and balance.

Resolute flavours of fine Oloroso sherry and bitter chocolate sauce, which has been spread liberally over homemade plum pudding. This is all infused with fabulous spicy notes - cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Full bodied with smooth tannins.

Long and lingering.

Laphroaig 15 Year Old is back after about 5 years!

Back in stock!

Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch 15 Year Old....$69.99
43% ABV
Laphroaig 15 year old was first created 30 years ago. Barrels were individually selected for their particularly mellow rounded flavour, then batch bottled at the higher export strength of 43% ABV. The resulting flavour soon became a firm favourite winning many awards. Its highlight was being chosen for the famous ‘Erskine Charity Bottling’ in 2000 when 270 bottles were drawn from a single 15 year old cask signed by HRH The Prince of Wales for this charity of which he is a patron.

Our 200th Anniversary edition has been created in exactly the same way as the original. We very much hope it will be a delight both to those who have enjoyed it in the past and for many of you for whom it will be the first opportunity.

Oskar Blues IPA - our first batch

Oskar Blues IPA....$8.99 / 6pk
ABV  6.43%

Our first batch
Canned  9/24
A Metamodern IPA conceived of hand selected hops from down under. Malt barley and red wheat combine to create a clean malt backbone with foolproof flavor and mouthfeel to support the main act of Enigma, Vic Secret, Ella, Topaz and Galaxy hops. The hops strum juicy and sweet aromas with headline notes of passion fruit, raspberries, pineapple and citrus. This straight-up strain is Oskar Blues IPA (6.43% ABV). To each their own til we go home.

Big Jake’s Breakfast Brew Whiskey collab with Kaldi's Coffee

Big Jake’s Breakfast Brew Whiskey...$29.99
*81 Proof
*Double pot-distilled
*Notes of roasted coffee, rye whiskey, & equatorial fruit

The Story:
Attention coffee lovers! This special spirit was designed to give you a better start to your day by combining two of St. Louis’ favorite things: whiskey + coffee! Therefore StilL 630 is proud to present this delicious collaboration with the fantastic people at the world-renowned Kaldi’s Coffee!

We did several cupping using over 15 different distinct coffee beans of impeccable origin from the greatest coffee growing farms across the world. Then we finally selected the bean variety from Columbia Monserrate whose fruity notes paired best with our Big Jake White Whiskey. But that was just the beginning…

Using one of our newly-emptied RallyPoint Rye Whiskey barrels, the green coffee beans were barrel-aged for weeks to absorb those delicious whiskey aromas. Then they were roasted to perfection by the masters at Kaldi’s Coffee, before being transformed into a toddy concentrate.

We then infused just the right amount of toddy concentrate into our Big Jake to showcase the complimentary flavors of the two products in a harmony of taste. So take a tip from Big Jake and follow the goat; enjoy Big Jake’s Breakfast Brew, whiskey is for breakfast again!

Left Hand Warrior IPA.

FIRST FRESH HOP of the season
Left Hand Warrior IPA...$5.69 / 22oz
Warrior IPA with Colorado Fresh Hops

"The vibrant aromatics and flavors that are derived from the use of exuberant amounts of fresh flower hops are what helps create and set apart this most unique beer. New this year (besides the kick-ass new logo) is the fact that 100% of the Fresh Hops are grown right here in Colorado – from Rising Sun Farms in Paonia, CO (there are a few other varieties from our hop farm here @ the brewery, as well as from local growers right here in our area, but the majority are Cascades). We use Warrior hops for bittering, and Goldings for dry hopping. True to our fundamental belief system, the strong hop character is balanced by a strong malt foundation, allowing for an approachable, drinkable IPA that finishes amazingly clean. The beer is full-bodied, bronze in color, and tips the scales at 6.6% alcohol by volume and 60 IBU’s. Available in 22 oz. bombers and kegs. Modern Brewery Age’s December 2007 edition said “Warrior IPA takes no prisoners. It slays lesser brews…superb in every respect.” -- Left Hand 

Boulevard Rye on Rye and Tart Cherry Stout!

Rye on Rye is here at Forsyth
 The Wine and Cheese Place!!!!

Boulevard Smokestack Rye on Rye...$11.99 / 750ml
Rated 99 on RateBeer  
Why Rye? This assertively flavorful grain is more often associated with whiskey than beer. Even in that arena, it has largely been eclipsed by corn and barley, the sources of Bourbon and scotch. But when we procured some seasoned barrels from our friends at Templeton rye, we asked ourselves, "Why not? Why not brew a rich, tawny rye ale, then mellow it in the warthm of charred oak rye whiskey casks? Two kinds of malted rye provide a spicy sweetness, giving way to notes of caramelized wood and the citrusy tang of Perle, Magnum, and Saphir hops before easing into a dry, lingering finish." -- back label

Boulevard Smokestack Imperial Stout X – Tart Cherry....$11.99 / 750ml 
As a base beer, Imperial Stout serves as a ridiculously sturdy starting point for layering flavors by incorporating new ingredients or barrel aging methods. Imperial Stout has a huge grain bill featuring several types of malted barley, wheat, rye, oats, and spelt. Robust grain and chocolate/coffee flavors are counterbalanced by date and plum notes from Scottish yeast. For Imperial Stout X – Tart Cherry, our brewers blended in over 24,000 pounds of cherry puree and 1,600 gallons of brewhouse soured beer to lend cherry flavor and a tart, refreshing acidity.