Saturday, September 3, 2016

Stronachie 10 Year at a great price

Stronachie 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch....$36.99
Stronachie 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch....$46.99
‘The obliteration is total. Only the name remains.’
So ends the story of Stronachie, a distillery which rose out of the wilderness in the 1890s. Set in a desolate glen on the Perth-Kinross border it stood between bleak hills on an isolated road that toiled its way through the Ochill mountains. Stronachie Distillery produced a traditional Highland-style whisky until 1928 and during its four decades of production A.D. Rattray Ltd represented the brand in Scotland.

A.D. Rattray is proud to revive the Stronachie name and reproduce this spirit of another time. To replicate the whisky, a bottle of original Stronachie 1904 was purchased at auction - one of only four bottles left in existence. A small sample of whisky was drawn from this bottle and tasted. Then samples of many Highland malt whiskies were compared to the original Stronachie. Finally, the remote and high altitude Benrinnes was chosen. This first class malt emulates the flavours and profile of the original Stronachie whisky.

Schlafly Noble Lager

In stock now at Forsyth and New Ballas
Schlafly Noble Lager...$7.99 / 6 pack
While on the lighter side, this exceptional example of a traditional lager is still rich in flavor with a medium-bodied malt character evened out by earthy aromas, hop bitterness, and an invigorating crisp finish.

Great French Red!

Domaine Cabirau Serge & Nicolas...$15.98
was $24.99 - on sale now!
A step up over the straight Côtes du Roussillon release, the semi-opaque 2014 Maury Sec Serge & Nicolas knocks it out of the park with its black raspberry, cassis, toasted bread, crushed rock and candied licorice-like aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, layered and showing the classic 2014 approachable, supple profile, I think it will come in slightly behind the 2011 and 2013, but is still a brilliant wine that plays well above its price point. A blend of 60% Grenache, 28% Syrah and 12% Carignan that comes from the black schist soils located around the village of Maury, its Grenache component was fermented and aged all in tank and the Syrah and Carignan in demi-muids.
These blockbuster efforts are made by Dan Kravitz at the coop in Tautavel. They more than over-deliver and offer classic Roussillon flair and texture, yet back it up with solid mid-palate concentration and sound structure. Don't miss them.

Rated 91-93/100 The Wine Advocate

Summer Wine Clearance!!

Summer Wine Clearance!

Each store has over 30 wines on sale now!

The sale was a big success.  We created room for new wines to come in this fall.
Summer is ending and so is our Summer Clearance - 
Summer Clearance signs will come down Saturday, September 10th at 7pm
Stock up now at these great prices

Each store has a different selection on sale.
Look for "Summer Clearance" signs in each store.

Very big discounts
Wine is priced to move to make room for new wines and new vintages

  • Subject to stock on hand
  • No reservations
  • While supplies last

Mayacamas Chard 96 pionts!!

2014 Mayacamas Mt Veeder - Napa Chardonnay...$47.99
The 2014 Chardonnay is brilliant. Lemon oil, white flowers, mint, almonds and smoke are all beautifully delineated in this transparent, super-finessed Chardonnay built on total finesse. The decision to pick a touch earlier plus the blocked malo style result in a focused, energetic Chardonnay that hits all the right notes.
Rated 96/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Friday, September 2, 2016

Filliers Classic Dry Gin 28

We are proud to introduce to St. Louis --
in stock now, we tasted it today and it is fantastic!

Filliers Classic Dry Gin 28....$35.99 / 750ml
Our classic gin is a handcrafted premium gin, infused and distilled with 28 botanicals, carefully selected by the Master Distiller. Filliers Dry Gin 28 is patiently distilled in small batches, using traditional copper pot stills at the Filliers Distillery, established in 1880.

Filliers Dry Gin 28 fully expresses the traditional craftsmanship of Filliers, developed after decades of authentically distilled genever.Firmin Filliers (1888-1965), a member of the third generation of Filliers Master Distillers, created the recipe for this handcrafted gin.

Filliers made a conscious decision to implement a small-scale production process in modest-sized copper stills (alembics) of 500 to 1000 litres. This creates the optimal conditions for our Master Distillers to monitor and maintain the quality and flavour of each drop of gin.

Filliers Dry Gin 28 is proud heir to a rich Belgian culinary tradition. In addition to its world famous beer culture and gourmet chocolates, Belgium is also the country that consistently has the highest number of Michelin stars per head of the population. Even more than France!

Two Brothers Atom Smasher Oak Aged Oktoberfest

Two Brothers Atom Smasher...$9.99 / pack
Oak Aged Oktoberfest Style Lager
With a little tip of the hat to our scientific, pioneering neighbors we created the innovative atom smasher limited run artisan beer. A heft, full-bodied lager reminiscent of Marzen beers from days gone by. However, this beer is aged in our oak foudres to add a complexity unmatched by the imported version of Oktoberfest beers today. Just add Ledersosen!

Tallgrass Flyin' Hawaiian Double IPA

Tallgrass Flyin' Hawaiian Double IPA...$12.99 / 4pk Cans
Soaring in at 8.4%, the Flyin’ Hawaiian Double IPA is brewed with Columbus, Falconer’s Flight, Pacific Gem and Mandarina Bavaria hops, creating an eruption of citrus, dark berries and tropical flavors with earthy and pine notes. A burst of fresh pineapple purée enhances the hops with an extra layer of tropical sweetness, and the simple malt bill of 2-Row, C20 and Cara-Pils allows the hops to shine.

Why the Flyin’ Hawaiian? The name was first used for one of our cellarmen’s cask beers. When our founder caught wind of the name, it was just too good to not slap on a can, and it had to be appropriated for our brewmaster’s new double IPA. Crack it open and bask in the tropical hoppy goodness.
Style: Pineapple Double IPA

NEW Double Cask Macallan 12 Year Old

Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask...$53.99
The Macllan Double Cask 12 Year old is a honeyed, indulgent and rounded single malt. Its character defined by the unmistakable prominence of the American oak style
A beautiful partnership, as sunshine and rain create a spectacular rainbow, so the pairing of Sherry Seasoned European and American Oak Casks combine in perfect harmony of flavors. 

Left Hand Rye on the Prize

Left Hand Rye on the Prize...$8.99 / 22oz

Imperial Red Rye Ale
In 1993 we set out to change the world with better beer. To keep our eye on the prize, Left Hand has chosen an independent path to build a stronger community – founded on the best beer we can make. Rye on the Prize has a bold, hopped up character inspired by our mission to do good by you, the beer drinker, and our community. #EmployeeOwned #RighteouslyIndependent

New Alcoholic Seltzer

In stock now at Forsyth

Press Sparkling Pomegranate Ginger ALCOHOLIC Seltzer...$7.99 / 4pk
4% ABVPRESS was created for those who believe all of life’s delicious moments are meant to be savored. Enticing flavors of Pomegranate Ginger, sophisticated refreshment to every occasion. Whether you want to impress, or decompress at the end of a long day, PRESS delights with vibrant flavors that leave you wanting more. PRESS makes modern life extraordinary.

Rogue Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout

Rogue Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout 2016...$24.99 / liter
Barrel Aged in Dead Guy Whiskey Barrels.
STYLE: Imperial Stout
TASTING NOTES: Black with ruby hues, Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout delivers a complex array of aromas and flavors that explode upon drinking, making this culmination of grain, oak, time and effort a revolutionary experience brought forth by the only brewery-distillery cooperage in the country.
17 INGREDIENTS: Rogue Farms Dare and Risk Malts; Nate's Smoke, Brown, Kiln Black, Roasted Barley, C40 and C75 Malts; Oats; Rogue Farms Liberty and Freedom Hops; Brown Sugar, Sweet Dark Cherries, Vanilla, and Chocolate; Free-Range Coastal Water and Pacman Yeast.

Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest

Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest...$8.99 / 4pk 16oz CANS
Inspired by our home town of Paso Robles (Pass of the Oaks). A proper German Märzen bier. Traditional imported malts offer subtle honey-like aromas with hints of Noble hop spice. The stars of this brew are the imported Pilsner and Vienna malts that offer malty sweetness that carry through to the end. German Hallertau hops add rich Noble hop character to balance this exceptional Marzen. True to Oktoberfest custom, this beer only makes its debut in September and October to celebrate the age-old German tradition.

Jester King

Just a few bottles left of each of these - you can call to reserve or for transfers...314.727.8788

Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer...$8.99 / 750ml
Throughout Northern Europe, light-bodied, well-hopped, low alcohol table beers were often the beverage of choice with all meals at times and in places where the water wasn’t always safe to drink. Le Petit Prince is a dry, unspiced, highly attenuated Table Beer unique to our land in the Texas Hill Country. Naturally occurring wild yeasts imp
art a sense of place to this unfiltered, unpasteurized, 100% naturally conditioned ale.

Jester King Ambrée Farmhouse Amber Ale...$12.99
A tart amber beer inspired by the rustic farmhouse ales of French Flanders, particularly those brewed by Brasserie Thiriez in Esquelbecq — one of our favorite breweries in the world. Naturally occurring wild yeasts from the Texas Hill Country impart a sense of place to this unfiltered, unpasteurized, 100% bottle conditioned beer

Great prices on McClellands 1.75 Scotch!

Amazing prices!

Call 314.727.8788 to transfer to our other locations

McClellands Single Malt Scotch Lowland...$33.99 / 1.75 liter
Compare to Total Wine and More at $49.99 / 1.75
LOWLAND Single Malt The malts crafted in the Lowlands match the soft rolling landscape. Smooth and light they make the perfect aperitif. 

Colour: Ripe summer barley 
Body: Light, fresh and very smooth. 
Nose: Rich floral notes fuse with freshly grated nutmeg and ginger. A distinctive Lowland ‘malty’ flavour is clearly identifiable with a flourish of ripe tangerine zest. 
Palate: A fresh, invigorating, clean sensation. Essentially sweet, the mellow flavour is complimented by the delicate perfume of roses and lavender. 
Finish: A mouth coating oiliness leaves a lingering sensation on the palate.

McClellands Single Malt Scotch Highland...$33.99 / 1.75 liter
Compare to Total Wine and More at $49.99 / 1.75
Highland malts capture the true spirit of Scotland; the moorlands, heather and fresh pine forests - rounded, firm and fruity. 
Colour: Light Gold. Body: Medium bodied and well balanced.
Nose: Sandal and cedar wood fuse with the sweetness of buttercream and fresh vanilla. A little water opens-up the Highland aroma, adding dark treacle and fresh Scottish gooseberries.
Palate: A well-balanced combination of the sweetness of malt and the aridity of salt. Traces of gooseberry and a hint of lime complete this fine example of Highland Malt.
Finish: A pleasantly smooth, lengthily, mouth filling aftertaste.

McClellands Single Malt Scotch Speyside...$33.99 / 1.75 liter
Compare to Total Wine and More at $49.99 / 1.75
Speyside malts are sweet and fruity; sometimes delicate, sometimes rich and robust. Always complex. 
Colour: Honeyed with golden highlights. 
Body: Light to medium, elegant and balanced. Nose: A fresh invigorating Speyside malt of mint, menthol and freshly cut pine. Traces of fine dark chocolate and a lingering sweet malt aroma. 
Palate: An initial fibrous sweet nougat essence is complemented by the savoury flavours of brazil and hazelnut. A subtle floral freshness adds a faint perfumed bouquet to the palate.
Finish: Short, yet powerful, complex unforgettable.

They have a great guide on how to taste whisky on their website - click here to see it.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Mead tasting

Award winning
Moonlight Meadery Tasting
Meet founder and head mead maker
Michael Fairbrother

Great chance to talk to a mead expert and taste award winning meads

Mead tasting - TONIGHT night - 

Wednesday August 31 from 5pm-7pm
The Wine and Cheese Place 
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105

Taste these 5 meads --- open house format - tell your friends

Moonlight Mead Brazen Sweet....$19.99 / 375ml   
Chocolate Habenaro Meadowfoam Honey combine to create a very unique mead, that has a Tootsie Roll like note, with a bit of heat from the spices.

Moonlight Mead Iniquity
A sinful double play on the senses. The sweet apple and tart cranberry flavors play off each other and provide a unique flavor sensation that will leave you thirsting for more.

Moonight Mead Coffee in Bed Sweet...$13.99 / 375ml  
This unique dessert mead is a simple reminder to stop and savor moments. The sweet honey notes are balanced by silky smooth Sumatra coffee. This is luscious dessert style mead that pairs wonderfully with German chocolate cake, or tiramisu. This mead came in 5th out of 353 entries at the 4th New England Regional Homebrew Competition, and took a 3rd place at the International Mazer Competition in the Open Mead Category.

Moonlight Mead Smolder...$19.99 / 375ml
Raspberry Chipotle
14% ABV Sweet
Forward sweet raspberry notes prepare you for the smoldering chipotle spice that makes a grand entrance without overplaying it. Spice lingers on the tongue and settles to a raspy finish. Perfect balance of sweet fire.

Moonlight Meadery Kurt’s Apple Pie Mead...$13.99 / 375ml
One of our biggest selling meads made from local apple cider with Madagascar-bourbon vanilla and Vietnamese cinnamon spice added. Get your piece of the pie! This mead is a great after dinner dessert wine that is a perfect finish to any holiday meal. Gold Medal winner at the 2013 Mazer Cup International

more info about Moonlight Meadery
We are a world class meadery and cidery from Londonderry, New Hampshire that specializes in meads, the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage made from honey, as well as hard ciders. The diversity of our offerings often leave people speechless, while the flavors have them asking for it from their local retailers. Stop by and try the oldest fermented beverage to find out why "History never tasted so good"™. Distributed in the United States, Japan, and Australia.
Our Story

It all started back in 1995 when Michael, our founder and head mead maker, tried a cyser (apple and honey mead) for the first time. Since that first sip Michael has developed a passion for, and masterful skill at, making international award winning meads. Michael Fairbrother started Moonlight Meadery® with a mission to bring ultra premium meads to the market place. It is more than merely a product or a process, it's our obsession.

Our meads will be unique and unlike anything you have ever tried - you will find it incredible!   Mead and Ciders are only as good as the quality of their ingredients and the passion of the maker. This is why we use only True Source Certified™ honey, which is traceable back to the hives. We never pasteurize the honey we use, this ensures that the volatile aromatics of the honey are preserved through to the finish.

Since starting production in May of 2010, we have grown beyond our wildest dreams. We hope you will stop by to hear our story and try our meads, and tell your friends.

Old Bakery Oktoberfest Lager

Old Bakery Oktoberfest Lager....$8.99 / 4pk 16oz Cans
5.7% ABV

Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA

Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA...$13.99 / 6 pack
10% ABV
90 IBU

A huge, hoppy brew that will test your sea legs.
Our Dorado Double IPA immediately hooks you with massive hops that never stop. Mash hopping, kettle hopping and dry hopping makes this beer a serious hop lover’s prize catch. It’s an amazingly drinkable, award-winning beer that’s as beautifully balanced as it is big.

Monday, August 29, 2016

WRC Releases

RAFFLE WRC Emails just sent out for these releases -- check your email if you are in our Whiskey Reward Club

There are a few items left that I will send a few more emails out on Saturday.  Watch for those.

  • Stagg Jr.
  • Yamazaki 12 Year Old
  • Sazerac 6 Year Old
  • Nikka 17 Year
  • Nikka 21 Year
  • Blood Oath Pact #2
  • Weller Antique 107
  • Weller Special Reserve 750ml
  • Weller Special Reserve 1.75ltr
  • Eagle Rare
  • Blantons Bourbon
  • Rock Hill Farms
  • Black Maple Oregon Straight Rye
  • Black Maple Oregon Bourbon
  • 1792 Sweet Wheat
  • 1792 Full Proof
  • Barterhouse 20 Year Old
  • Rhetoric 22 Year Old

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Continuum scores almost perfection 99 points!!

2013 Continuum Red Wine…$233.99 / 750ml

2013 Continuum Red Wine....$419.99 Magnum
Impressive purity of fruit and definition with black currant, oyster shell, blueberries and slate. Graphite too. Very complex yet subtle. Full-bodied, very chewy and powerful yet polished and gorgeous. Muscular, well-formed tannins. Electric style. Best ever from here. Drink in 2020.
Rated 99/100 James Suckling
Graphite, lavender, sage, cloves and menthol race out of the glass in the 2013 Continuum, a wine that is just as impressive in bottle as it was from barrel. An intensely saline, mineral-drenched wine endowed with serious depth and precision, the 2013 shines with exceptional structural intensity and power, all that despite just having been bottled. In 2013 the Cabernet Franc is way up, which helps give the wine more aromatic top notes as well as greater overall complexity. Simply put, the 2013 is a real knock-out.
Rated 97/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media