Friday, October 20, 2017

HM The King Blended Scotch Whisky

New and exciting scotch at a great price!

HM The King Blended Scotch Whisky....$21.99
Born in Tradition. Inspired by Royalty. Served to Kings. Devoted to Passion.
HM or “His Majesty” the King is an extraordinary Scotch Whisky. An exquisite blend of exclusively Highland single malts and grain whiskies from around Scotland, HM the King’s unique, balanced blend was carefully selected by Scotch Whisky connoisseurs from Scotland’s most storied houses, including The Dalmore, Jura and The Highland Queen. In the HM, Mellow vanilla and honey notes on the palate give way to a smooth and round aftertaste with subdued smoke and late peat. The beautiful bottle, a winner of Queen Elizabeth’s Award for Design, mirrors the extraordinary Scotch Whisky within.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Booth's Sherry Cask Mellowed Gin!!

Huge sale - We got in 60 bottles at this price!!!
Booth's Finest Dry Gin Sherry Cask Mellowed....$24.99
Was $42.99
Lowest price in the country on Wine-Searcher!!

"The first edition The Savoy Cocktail book published in 1930 features an advertisement for a “barrel-aged gin”. Perhaps the most revered of all aged gins, Booth’s Finest Dry Gin, is sadly no longer made [they have now brought it back]. This was aged in ex-sherry butts at a time when sherry was still imported in butts with large numbers of casks arriving in London, the centre of gin production. The sherry oak gave the gin a distinctive flavour and pale golden colour." - from Citadelle Gin's Website

New Ridge Releases!

Ridge Fall Release:
We look forward to the Fall Ridge release every year along along with our long time favorites Ridge Lytton Springs and Lytton Estate Petit Sirah we also get the new vintage of Ridge Montello.

2015 Ridge Lytton Estate Petite Sirah...$35.99
The 2015 Petite Sirah Lytton Estate is all class. There is plenty of depth to the inky blue and purplish Petite fruit, while the tannins are remarkably polished for a young Dry Creek Petite. Hints of lavender, tobacco, mint, smoke and crème de cassis develop in the glass, adding further shades of complexity. This clay-rich site seems to be especially well suited to Petite. Whole berry fermentation and gentle extractions yield and especially refined Petite. The 2015 is another drop-dead gorgeous wine from Ridge.
Rated 94/100 Vinous Media

One size does not fit all....

2015 Ridge Lytton Springs....$21.99 / 375ml
2015 Ridge Lytton Springs....$39.99 / 750ml

2015 Ridge Lytton Springs....$79.99 Magnum
2015 Ridge Lytton Springs....$199.99 3 Liter
The 2015 Lytton Springs is very, very closed. Readers should not think about opening a bottle anytime soon. Intensely aromatic, but also tightly wound, the 2015 only hints at its true potential. Deceptively medium in body, the 2015 packs a real punch.
Rated 94+/100  Vinous Media

2014 Ridge Monte Bello....$193.99 (Limited Quantity)
The come in 3 bottle wood casesThe 2014 Monte Bello is going to need at least a decade to show everything it has. Deceptively medium in body and super-classic in its mid-weight structure, the 2014 offers notable brightness and intensity in an understated style, even by Ridge standards. Today, the 2014 is intensely linear, focused and vibrant. Petit Verdot is the variety that suffered most in the drought, so its presence in the blend is minimal.
Rated 96/100 Vinous Media

2015 Comte Vogue Release

2015 Comte Vogue Release
We can say enough about the brilliance of the 2015 Vintage in Burgundy, particulaurly the Cote de Nuits Reds. While the quantities are of coutse tiny the quality if off the charts. Call or email Aaron at The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth to reserve (314)727-8788

You know when  it is in wood, it has to be good!!

2015 Comte de Vogue Musigny VV....$669.99
The 2015 Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru is initially more introspective compared to the Bonnes-Mares. Predominantly black fruit here with blueberry developing in the glass, there is a slight earthiness in character that shimmies towards floral scents as it opens. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin and more salinity than then Bonnes Mares or the Chambolle-Musigny les Amoureuses. It feels crunchy and fresh in the mouth with plenty of blueberry and blackberry towards the long and persistent finish. This is an outstanding Musigny Vieilles Vignes of substance that will age over 30-40 years.
Rated 95-98/100 Burghound

Rated 95-97/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 95-97/100 Vinous

2015 Comte Vogue Bonnes-Mares....$533.99
Full ruby-red. Intense aromas of blueberry liqueur and chocolate mint; this smells thick and deep in a way that reminded me of the estate's 1990 version at the same stage. Densely packed and very ripe, with a chocolatey quality leavened by strong acidity and complex menthol and herb terroir nuances. Conveys a strong impression of sucrosité without loss of freshness. The big, tongue-coating tannins arrive late, allowing the blueberry and blackberry fruit to mount on the aftertaste.
Rated 94-96/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 92-94/100 Vinous
Rated 92-94/100 Burghound2015 Comte Vogue Chambolle-Musigny....$169.99
The 2015 Chambolle Musigny Village has a clean, pure and fragrant bouquet with hints of iodine tinging the red cherry and crushed strawberry fruit, the oak nicely integrated. The palate is fresh and ripe on the entry with a touch more black fruit than red, a "solid" Chambolle in terms of density with a gentle grip on the finish. It needs more time in barrel and bottle to evolve its personality, but the key components are here.
Rated 89-91/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 88-90/100 Vinous
Rated 89-91/100 Burghound

2015 Comte Vogue Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru....$266.99
The 2015 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru has a more floral bouquet compared to the village cru, here the fruit leaning more towards the red side of the spectrum, beautifully defined and showing impressively. The palate is silky smooth on the entry with fine tannin, quite vivid in the mouth with that blood orange note mixed with spice towards the energetic finish. At this stage, there appears to be considerable distance between the village and premier crus, and it will be interesting to see if this remains after bottling.
Rated 92-94/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 90-93/100 Vinous
Rated 91-93/100 Burghound

2015 Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast Reserve

Amazing price!!
25% cheaper than the average price on Wine-Searcher!
That is the fact, look it up!

2015 Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast Reserve....$14.99
We are the lowest price on Wine-Searcher - average price on Wine-Searcher is $20

The bouquet is bursting with dark fruits and roasted nuts, with aromas of fresh black cherries, blackcurrant, rose petal, and roasted walnuts. Palate has rich flavors of black cherries, toasted hazelnuts, fresh sage, mocha, and subtle vanilla and oak flavors. Tannins are firm in their youth but will soften with age.

Uinta Grapefruit IPA Hop Nosh

Uinta Grapefruit Hop Nosh IPA...$8.49 / 6 pk

A splash of white grapefruit adds a tangy twist to our flagship IPA

360 Vodka St. Louis Blues Edition

360 Vodka St. Louis Blues Edition...$11.99 / 750ml
Missouri Made Vodka
Award-winning 360 Vodka is the world’s first eco-friendly vodka. Six-times distilled, Six-times filtered, and Gluten-free, 360 Vodka is locally sourced and sustainably made. Our innovative distillation process helps preserve the environment by reducing waste and resource consumption, the bottle is 100% recyclable and features a swing-top cap that can be returned for reuse. 360 Vodka is proud to be the first luxury vodka that is as good for the planet as it is to drink.

Missouri-based 360 Vodka is proud to announce its partnership with its home state NHL team, the St. Louis Blues. In a multi-year deal taking effect this season, 360 Vodka will be the preferred vodka of the team and of Scottrade Center, home of the Blues and host to numerous concerts, shows, and sporting events each year in the heart of downtown St. Louis.

360 Vodka is one of the premium brands of McCormick Distilling Co., which has been in operation since 1856 and has been recognized as the oldest business in the Kansas City area. The company’s Missouri roots run deep. “360 Vodka is entirely Missouri-made, from the grain to the package”, said Mick Harris, president of McCormick Distilling Co. “The Blues partnership is an exciting opportunity to extend our presence to fans in all corners of this great state.”

As part of this partnership, 360 Vodka is thrilled to introduce the first Limited Edition commemorative Blues bottle in honor of the team. The striking label design highlights both the NHL-licensed Blues logo and the “Let’s Go Blues” hashtag used by Blues fans everywhere. It also gives a subtle nod to the iconic Gateway Arch, the immediately recognizable symbol of St. Louis.

The Limited Edition Blues bottle will be available at retail locations throughout the St. Louis Blues television viewing area, for as long as supplies last. For every swing-top bottle closure returned to the distillery through its “Close the Loop” program, donations will be made to the Blues Charitable Foundation, the charitable trust of the St. Louis Blues.

360 Vodka is an award-winning premium vodka. It was a Finalist in the prestigious Ultimate Spirits Challenge, earning a score of 93 and the accolade “Excellent, Highly Recommended”, and was additionally awarded the “Great Value” designation by the judging panel, an acknowledgement of the brand’s competitive price point for a vodka of its caliber.

Award-winning 360 Vodka is one of the premium brands of McCormick Distilling Co., a 160-year-old American-owned business that is also home of the Holladay Distillery, the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi still operating on its original site. 360 Vodka is the world’s first eco-friendly vodka. Six-times distilled, locally sourced, and sustainably made, 360 Vodka’s innovative distillation process helps preserve the environment by reducing waste and resource consumption.

Albert Le Coq - Estonia

We have been able to get this one for awhile, it is brewed by Harvey & Son in England under the supervision of the board of trustees of  A. Le Coq and Tartu Brewery, Estonia.
Albert Le Coq Imperial Extra Double Stout...$6.99  / 9.3oz
ABV: 9%
A. Le Coq & Co was founded in 1807 and at the start of the 20th century production was brought from London to Tartu, where the brewing of A. Le Coq Extra Double Stout began. This was a beer that in 1912 brought A. Le Coq the title of official court supplier to the Russian throne and was allegedly the favourite beer of Nicholas II of Russia. The tsar enjoyed eating oysters, which were served with a vinaigrette sauce made from Imperial Extra Double Stout.

This is the first time we have been able to get their other beers from their Estonian brewery.

Albert Le Coq Imperial Ale....$2.69 / 400ml
Rich top-fermented ale
ABV: 5.0%
A. Le Coq& Co was established in 1807. Production was moved from London to Tartu at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1912 A. Le Coq was chosen as the official supplier of the Russian emperor’s court and Imperial Extra Double Stout, which was brewed in Tartu, became available throughout the empire.
Imperial Ale is a top-fermented beer with a rich flavour bouquet. There is a perfect balance between the delicious bitter taste of hops and the sweetness of malt. The copper colour that characterises the best ales adds a respectability indicative of its imperial past.

Albert Le Coq Imperial Gold....$2.69 / 400ml
Pale lager
ABV: 4.8%
A. Le Coq & Co was established in 1807. Production was moved from London to Tartu at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1912 A. Le Coq was chosen as the official supplier of the Russian emperor’s court and Imperial Extra Double Stout, which was brewed in Tartu, became available throughout the empire.
Imperial Gold is a premium lager with a rich and full-bodied taste. The valuable malt used in the beer, which comes from Scotland, gives it a deep golden colour and thick head. The taste and appearance of Imperial Gold are as worthy of the attention of crowned heads today as they ever were.

Albert Le Coq Premium....$2.69 / 500ml
Pale lager
ABV: 4.7%
A. Le Coq Premium is a light yellow premium beer with dense bubbles. Its sweetish character is well balanced with the fresh bitterness of hops. Nuances of hops and bread can also be felt in the aroma of A. Le Coq Premium.

Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill

"Our craft distillery is located in Caledonia County, Vermont and inspired by the views from atop the Barr Hill Nature Preserve. Caledonia Spirits was founded on a vision to support working landscapes and local agriculture by making Barr Hill craft spirits from regional raw materials."

Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Gin...$37.99
Barr Hill Gin is our ode to the hardworking bees of the Northeast. Each batch is distilled in our custom-built botanical extraction still. The juniper-forward botanicals are brought to a perfect balance by the floral depth of the raw honey. The results are distinctive and unparalleled. How do we extract such complexity from simple raw materials? Our secrets are kept in the hive.

Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Tom Cat Reserve Gin...$44.99
Tom Cat Gin is an expedition into uncharted territories. Once distilled, we age the gin in new American oak barrels in search of a bolder expression. The robust character of the new oak barrel mingles with the coniferous quality of the juniper, yielding an enticing aroma. A touch of raw honey leaves this revolutionary spirit remarkably approachable, whether drinking neat or in a cocktail. When the world called for whiskey, we answered resolutely with gin.

Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Vodka....$44.99
Barr Hill Vodka is our tribute to the hardworking beekeepers. In late summer, we take delivery of hundreds of barrels of their pure raw honey. Their season’s work is what makes our vodka truly special. Our recipe depends on two simple principles: we never heat the honey prior to fermentation and we never distill more than twice. Our technique preserves the wild yeast and the rich aromatics of nectar - delivering the floral depth of wildflower fields straight to your glass.

Western Son Red River Texas Whiskey

Western Son Red River Texas Bourbon Whiskey....$29.99
41.2% ABV
Proprietary blend of 68% corn, 22% rye 10% barley aged in new, charred American oak barrels & finished in Napa Valley pinot noir casks

Western Son  Red River Texas Rye Whiskey....$26.99
40% ABV
Aged in new charred American oak barrels & made with 90% rye and 10% malted barley 80% proof, finished in Red River Bourbon barrels

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Nov. 15th Pinot tasting with Siduri winemaker Ryan Zepaltas!

Save the date, more details to follow
Wednesday, November 15th wine tasting with Siduri winemaker Ryan Zepaltas!

Back in April, Kole, our wine buyer at the Rock Hill location attended the Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Barrel Auction. This very limited, industry only event, exclusively features small lots of inimitable Pinot Noir. Kole was able to win the Siduri auction lot, a super limited 5 case Pinot Noir lot titled, The Stranger! Join us Wednesday Nov. 15th to taste this one of a kind Pinot Noir and other selections from the Siduri portfolio!

Info about the auction
Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction, in its third year, is the leading event to showcase Pinot noir of the Willamette Valley while helping support the promotion of this exceptional Oregon wine region.
At Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction, influencers of the wine trade get to experience what makes Oregon remarkable, exemplified in unique expressions of the best Pinot noir from local wineries. For two days, 80+ of the region’s wineries and winemakers will host a series of special tastings and gatherings, culminating in a live auction. Members of the trade and their guests will try Pinot noir of outstanding quality, produced in extremely limited quantities, and representing a wide range of terroirs and styles. Willamette guests have the opportunity to acquire an exceptional lot of one-of-a-kind Pinot noir and an unforgettable impression of the Oregon wine community.

November 15th from 5pm-7pm
2015 Siduri The Stranger Pinot Noir
Lot Size: 5 CASES
Yes, only 60 bottles produced
Harvest Date: 09/16/2015 - 09/28/2015 Bottling Date: 04/01/2017
Alcohol: 14.4%
Wine Description:
In 1955 Albert Camus wrote about his seminal work, "The Stranger" saying that his hero "is condemned because he does not play the game”. With this wine, Siduri's first from the Zena Crown Vineyard (Zena, meaning "Stranger" in Greek), we have chosen to play no games. Instead we've worked to produce our finest Oregon offering from this remarkable property. With this limited production offering only you can partake in our wonderfully absurd quest to produce some of the finest Pinot noir in the world.

Winery Information: Founded in 1994, Siduri Wines is named after the Babylonian Goddess of Wine. Siduri Wines produces Pinot noirs from Oregon’s Willamette Valley down to the Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County. Our portfolio is made up of Single-Vineyard and Appellation Pinots from some of the finest vineyards on the West Coast. Each wine is crafted by winemaker Adam Lee to be a pleasure to drink while also reflecting its unique origins.

Portuguese Wine Tasting

Portuguese Wine Tasting
We have Naama Laufer coming from NLC Wines -
Amazing importer of some of the finest Portuguese wines produced.

Open House - tell your friends! Tonight! October 18th from 5-7pm - 
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd - Clayton MO 63105

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"How do you bottle the richness of the land that is Portugal?
How do you bottle the melancholic notes of Fado, the salty sea air of the Atlantic, the smell of wet earth, the wise and ancient gastronomy, and the tradition of a thousand-year old country that stretches its limbs once more?
With a passion for finding that affluence, NLC Wines brings to the United States our private selection of unique brands that deliver a Portugal rarely experienced before. Our portfolio of wines brings forth Portugal’s new, old-world traditions with exquisite bouquets of national grapes, state of the art technology, and discerning designs.
This is the Portugal we’d like you to savor. Welcome" -- NLC Wines

Taste all of these wines including one from 1969!

  • 2016 Jose Maria de Fonseca JMF Red
  • 2016 Jose Maria de Fonseca JMF White
  • 2016 Escudo Real Vinho Verde
  • 2016 Escudo Real Vinho Verde Rose
  • 2009 Quinta de Lemos Dao Dona Georgina
  • 2005 Quinta de Lemos Dao Dona Santana
  • 2012 Quinta do Popa Douro "Popa TN" Touriga Nacional
  • 2015 Regueiro Alvarinho/Trajudura White
  • 2001 Vinha do Fojo Douro Red.
  • 1969 Viuva Gomes Collares Reserva Tinto
  • 2013 Casal do Ramillo Red
Older vintages from the Douro are not only a rarity, but a treat. These, sustainably produced under Integrated Production practices, are drop dead gorgeous with fruit galore, elegance throughout and a finish that reminds us of why Douro is royalty. Truly intellectually stimulating wines with a dynamic that is ever-evolving.
Absolutely to drink...and hold for years to come.
2001 Vinha do Fojo Douro Red....$54.99
The 2001 Vinha Do Fojo (Quinta Do Fojo) is an old vines field blend aged for 12 months in French oak (60% new, the rest used). Of the Vinha do Fojos here this issue, this is arguably the best and the best balanced, although the 1996 is drinking much better now. That said, this is still a powerhouse in an old school style. One of the problems in evaluating these (especially when young) is that the tannins can be hard and overwhelm the wine. I took a cautious approach and was too stingy initially. This time it also had a couple of days open, which helped. In most ways, it is still too young, not nearly as interesting as the 1996 (although it one day will be and will likely be better). It shows fine acidity and lush texture, the best concentration and the freshest fruit in the vertical to go with the big tannins typical of the brand. Even now, it adds wonderful complexity. It is intriguing and intellectual. If you're looking for hedonistic, though, this probably isn't it. Focused, penetrating and powerful, it needs a food pairing to sing. It should have a long life ahead and it is still improving. It may well do better than I think. To my pleasant surprise, the standard retail price I was given was a mere $60. Back up the truck. This is fine enough that it makes a mockery out of the supposed classification difference between Fojo and Vinha do Fojo. There were 21,000 bottles produced.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

2016 Jose Maria de Fonseca JMF Red...$9.99
Produced from the Castelão and Aragonês (Tempranillo) grape varieties, this fruity & juicy red is like taking a bite of an apple…easy as it is fun. Oak Treatment: 3 months, 2nd year French & American 
With vibrant fruity aromas, it has a touch of oak character, making it ideal to share with family and friends in joyful and relaxed moments. José Maria da Fonseca is the oldest and one of the most prestigious wineries in Portugal, producing wines and Setúbal Moscatel. The Soares Franco family owns José Maria da Fonseca and has been involved in the wine business for almost 200 years. 

2016 Jose Maria de Fonseca JMF White...$9.99
JMF White Produced from Fernão Pires and Moscatel de Setúbal grape varieties, this easy slightly mineral & briny white wins you over with a pleasant aroma and a fruity character.   A stunning value and refreshing white wine worth purchasing by the case.  A new favorite!

2016 Escudo Real Vinho Verde...$8.99
Grapes: Loureiro (30%) Trajadura (30%) and Arinto (40%).
With a little sparkle, this Vinho Verde is light and fresh. The wine has a definite pétillance.
Produced by the recognized winemaker, Carlos Teixeira (Quinta da Lixa), the Escudo Real selections are both fun and gourmand. Escudo Real WHITE is bright and citrusy, due to its natural acidity. With dominant apple and grapefruit aromas and a splash of green, herby notes, Escudo Real brings the fun and the flavor. Produced with Arinto, Trajadura & Loureiro grape varieties and at 9.5% alcohol, this baby is ripe for the picking.
Vinho Verde, lighter and more refreshing, is gaining in popularity all over the world. The Trajadura and Arinto varieties give it body and length, as well as aromas of apple and grapefruit. The Loureiro variety confers it a floral and aromatic herbal expression, bringing a lively, fresh character, with a slight touch of sparkle. Young and delicate, it should be served with fish, seafood and white meat dishes.

2016 Escudo Real Vinho Verde Rose...$8.99
Grapes: Touriga Nacional(60%) and Espadeiro(40%)
Escudo Real ROSE is all about the strawberry and red currants. The amazing pink color gives way to well-balanced flavors in the mouth that do super well with food. At 10.5% alcohol, this fresh fruity, slightly sparkly rose is a sunny-time must.   Pink color and lively strawberry and red currant flavor complemented with floral hints reveal the exuberance of the aroma. In the mouth it’s well balanced with good acidity and tart fresh fruit notes, young and crisp. It boasts a smooth, delicate finish.

2009 Quinta de Lemos Dao Dona Georgina...$49.99
The 2009 Dona Georgina is revisited for a checkup and it is nice to say it keeps improving. Big, full and fleshier than its 2008 predecessor reviewed in the past--both creatures of their vintages--this is one of the lusher and richer wines the winery has produced at its young age. Sexy but well balanced, this is the crowd-pleaser, but there is also good structure. It is aging well and should continue to do so for the next decade or more.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate
A blend of Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz, both originally from the Dão region, this sophisticated, rich wine is firmly structured. The granite soils bring out a strong mineral texture that is balanced by opulent black fruits. This is a powerful wine, dense and still developing. Drink from 2016.
Rated 94/100 Wine Enthusiast
Only 388 cases made

2005 Quinta de Lemos Dao Dona Santana...$26.99

Very fragrant,with sweet and appealing ripe fruit standing out, greedy and full in the mouth with wellmeasured tannins. Final aroma with sweet spices, making it an appealing and attractive wine.
60% Touriga Nacional, 20% Tinta Roriz and 20% Alfrocheiro, aged for 18 months in mostly used French oak.
Vine Age: 10 years 
These wines are obtained after fermentation at a controlled temperature in order to preserve all their aromatic elegance, in big wooden barrels and stainless steel tanks, for 20 days. The wine is made by malolactic fermentation in barrels of French oak and has a subsequent maturing period of 18 months in order to potentiate its structure and complexity.

Quinta do Popa Douro "Popa TN" Touriga Nacional....$22.99
Created from a single grape variety, Portugal’s most noble Touriga Nacional, Pôpa TN shows off a more modern side of pure Douro. Full‐bodied and super smooth, the tannins have become softened by oak and by time to deliver a compote‐like concoction, dripping with pruny notes that give way to a surprising floral finish.
Oak treatment: 6 months in new french oak
Sitting alongside one of the most privileged locations on the Douro River, Quinta do Pôpa creates exquisite wines with national grape varieties. Born from nature and tradition, from the harmonious wedding between soil, climate, and the art of man, these noble yet global wines will surprise the palate one sip at a time.

2015 Regueiro Alvarinho/Trajudura White....$13.99
The 2015 Alvarinho / Trajadura is a 30/70 blend, dry, unoaked and without added carbonation. The sharp edge here gives this a wave of summer freshness, but the purity of its fruit is pretty nice, too. This has more than reasonable concentration for the level and its clean, somewhat stony finish makes it a bargain-priced winner.
Rated 89/100 The Wine Advocate

Recognized as one the foremost producers of boutique vinho verde in Portugal, Quinta do Regueiro is fast becoming synonymous with top shelf avant garde white wines, with a distinct focus on the Alvarinho grape.

2013 Casal do Ramillo Red...$12.99
GRAPES: Touriga Nacional, Aragonez

A perfectly bundled duo. With the succulent floral aromas of the Touriga Nacional and the elegance of Aragonez, this young and fresh Lisbon creation showcases the best of this old region with a twist.
The grapes are all hand picked and sorted for perfect ripeness.   The wine has a very deep color.  The floral aromas of the Touriga Nacional variety combine perfectly with the elegance of Arogonez.  It has a super long and complex finish.   Perfect with cheese.
More info:
Since 1937, the Ramilo family has been producing wines in one of the most privileged locations in the Lisbon region. Between Colares and Mafra, these Atlantic wines are created where the influence of the sea, combined with the influence of the hills develop a unique micro‐climate. This temperate climate paired with the rocky soils of the region, enables the creation of unique wines, both fresh and balanced.

1969 Viuva Gomes Collares Reserva Tinto...$169.99

The red grape in Colares is called Ramisco--Ramisco is grown nowhere else.Old yet still fresh. This pearl of Colares has gained an onion skin color, although it has maintained a pleasant lucidity with aromatic notes of raisin cherry and damp earth. In the mouth this wine has a light structure, with a memory of where Ramisco’s deep tannins used to be, marked along with some acidity due to the ocean’s winds, leading to salty finish.
On the coast, northwest of Lisbon, there is a small D.O.C. (Denominação de Origem Controlada) called Colares. It is one of Portugal’s most ancient areas and it is entirely planted on sand. When phylloxera destroyed most of Europe’s vines in the 19th century, it didn’t destroy Colares. Their vines are all original, ungrafted, and, for the most part, very old.
Colares is also one of the most endangered wine regions in the world. It has become the go-to vacation spot for affluent Lisboans so the land has become much more valuable as beachfront property than vineyard land. There are only 23 hectares left. The production of wines allowed to use the Colares designation is around 4,500 bottles… quite a change from a century ago when there were thousands of hectares of vines and, as one of the only regions left with vineyards, their reputation soared. They were called “The Bordeaux of Portugal” and experienced a brief, yet intense, international flowering of interest but as Europe’s vineyards came back on line and Portugal descended into a nearly eighty years of strife, civil war, and dictatorship, the fortunes of Colares faded.
The red grape in Colares is called Ramisco, the white is Malvasia. Ramisco is grown nowhere else, and same goes for this breed of Malvasia (although we find its cousin in the Douro and other parts of Portugal).

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Bells Hell Hath No Fury

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Bells Hell Hath No Fury....$2.89 / 12oz
Originally conceived along the lines of a Belgian Dubbel, Hell Hath No Fury … Ale morphed during development into something entirely different. Brewed with Belgian abbey-style yeast, Hell Hath No Fury … Ale is more akin to a roasty stout, offering warm, roasted notes of coffee & dark chocolate with fruity and clove-like aromas.
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Sierra Nevada Northern Harvest Wet Hop Ale

Sierra Nevada Northern Harvest Wet Hop Ale...$4.99 / 24oz
The original wet hop IPA
Northern Hemisphere was the first wet hop ale and it inspired the wet hop craze in America. Wet—undried—hops go straight from the fields into our kettles within 24 hours. Because hops are incredibly perishable, using hops wet preserves all of the precious oils and resins for a unique drinking experience as evidenced by the intense herbal green flavors and citrus-like and floral aromas.

Odell Brewing Ten Paces

Odell Brewing Ten Paces Huckleberry Wild Ale....$14.99 / 750ml
Ten paces is our tribute to the American West and all the things that make it wild. This beer harkens back to the days when Doc Holliday was gunslinging in the mountains near Leadville, Colorado. Drawing on the natural tartness of the huckleberries, this American-Style Wild Ale features a unique blend of yeast strains that produce a complex aroma of tropical fruit and clove like spiciness while accentuating the deep fruit flavors. The question is, will you be our huckleberry?

Lagunitas Brown Shugga' in stock now!

Lagunitas Brown Shugga'...$9.99
 The Rich, Roasty and Mysteriously Drinkable Ale might best be described as… Irresponsible. It Leaves a Lot of Stories in it's Wake.
ABV: 9.9%

Dogfish Head World Wide Oak Aged VANILLA

Back - no limit now!

Dogfish Head World Wide Oak Aged VANILLA....$8.99 / 12oz
Dogfish Head World Wide Oak Aged VANILLA....$33.99 / 4pk
Rare and often rumored about in the darkest corners of the beer community, World Wide Stout is dark, rich, roasty and complex, and lingers somewhere beyond the limits of the average beer.

Brewed with a ridiculous amount of barley, we've now taken this Dogfish Head classic and aged it on oak with real vanilla beans! With a little tender love and care we foster this beer from smooth, sweet wort into the big, bad blackend stout it always longed to be. Its bold, port-like complexity goes great with (or as) dessert.

With its high ABV, this is an excellent candidtate for cellaring, so grab a few bottles to enjoy now and lay the others down for a few years.

Great Divide Oatmeal Yeti

Great Divide Oatmeal Yeti...$9.99 / 22oz
9.5% ABV
Much like its legendary predecessors, this Yeti is big, bold and dark. The addition of rolled oats softens Yeti’s notoriously roasty backbone and the small amount of raisins added in the brew kettle create a unique dark fruit character. Just as admired as those that came before it, Oatmeal Yeti Imperial Stout is a gentle beast.

New Bernard Czech beers

Bernard Czech Bohemian Lager....$7.49 / 4pk
4.9% ABV
This unpasteurized light lager is a beer with a balanced bitter taste in harmony with its tasty fullness, hop aroma and rich foam.
Ingredients: water, barley malt from the Bernard malt house, prepared Saaz hops, hop extract

Bernard Czech Bohemian Dark Lager....$7.49 / 4pk
5.0% ABV

Dark yeast lager
This non-filtered dark lager with a fine yeast culture is an unpasteurized beer brewed from four types of malt, with a distinctive full taste and a fine bitterness. Its special flavour makes it unique on the Czech beer market.
Ingredients: water, barley malt from the Bernard malt house, special malts, prepared Saaz hops, hop extract, yeast

About the brewery
On 26 October 1991, Stanislav Bernard, Josef Vávra and Rudolf Šmejkal bought the bankrupt Humpolec brewery at an auction under the “small privatisation” scheme. The dream of building a brewery that would not only brew honest Czech beer, but also have its own opinion began to come true. During the first ten years that followed the privatisation (the brewery was sold at five times its book value and was obsolete technologically), the brewery was literally fighting for its life. Thanks to the quality of the beer, focus on customer service and gradual development of the brand, we made our dream a reality. BERNARD became a well-known and popular brand nationwide.
To distinguish our beer from the beers on the Czech market, we chose to make honest traditional unpasteurized beer, brewed with craftsmen skill from the best ingredients. Thanks to its traditional procedures, BERNARD beer is stands out for its harmony of fullness and bitterness. 

Klostor Andechs is back

Klostor Andechs Vollbier Hell...$3.29 / pint

Rated 96 on RateBeer  in the Dortmunder style
A product of traditional multiple mashing, Andechser Vollbier Hell presents a bright straw yellow and clear gleaming look that cannot fail to fascinate.  
Andechser Vollbier Hell – tangy, classical, Bavarian.

Klostor Andechs Doppelbock Dunkel...3.79 / pint
Rated 99/100 RateBeer overall
Rated 100/100 in its style
When the evening passes into dusk and the day draws to a close, time goes a little slower. Just the right time for a glass of Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel.  Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel – mouthcoating, velvety, strong  This world famous bock from Bavaria’s Holy Mountain is not meant to be rushed, but savoured slowly. As solid as a rock, Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel presides over the evening meal with a colour reminiscent of dark copper with nuances of fiery red. Its clear gleaming look harmonises with its firm, fine pored head.  Also the aroma delights the connoisseur: soft roasted accents and a nuance of dried fruit carrying a vein of caramel. This Doppelbock Dunkel from Bavaria’s Holy Mountain presents a pleasant effervescence. And then there’s the unmistakable flavour: mouthcoating and velvety, strong and yet pleasantly malty – a powerful, robust body. At the same time, it develops an easily recognisable sweetness, embraced in roasted cocoa and a light, bitter hoppiness.  Concluding with a powerful punch, this Doppelbock departs with a lingering aftertaste of quality plain chocolate. A strong Doppelbock that embodies the centuries old Benedictine brewing tradition, sip by delicious sip.

Big Muddy S'mores Stout

Big Muddy S'mores Stout...$9.99 / 6pk
5.5% ABV Stout

O'Fallon Dunkel Down Winter Lager


O'Fallon Dunkel Down Winter Lager....$7.99 / 6pk
In the words of Ron smells of rich mahogany. This traditional German style, Dunkel is a malt forward dark lager. The Munich type malts used in Dunkel Down add the depth of right toasted and nutty malt character with just a hint of sweetness. Traditional German noble hops add a hint of spicy bitterness and earthy character to the finish while the lager yeast strain keeps this beer clean and crisp.