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Saturday, April 22, 2017

SW4 London Distilled Gin

The Top Ten Best Gins you can buy under $40

SW4 came in at number 2!!
2. SW4 London Dry Gin
Price: $29.99 (our price is $23.99)
If you're seeking a strong example of a traditional London gin, SW4 London Dry Gin will do just the trick. Boasting layers of taste thanks to its recipe of 12 botanicals, this small-batch bottle definitely stands on its own, but the brand's centuries of experience ensure that it fits right in with its peers.







SW4 London Dry Gin 80 proof...$23.99

Great price, next lowest price online is $27.97

  • Distilled 5 times
  • Handmade in small batches
  • Unique recipe of 12 exceptional botanicals

SW4 London Distilled Gin, is a big, complex, and smooth dry gin made in the traditional London style, distilled and bottled in North Clapham, South London. SW4 has true London heritage and is handmade in using a unique botanical mix distilled through a single small pot still in Clapham North, South London. The method is highly crafted distillation – handmade in small batches according to a 300-year-old family tradition.
SW4 Gin is made with a unique recipe of 12 exceptional botanicals blended in a signature robust recipe, opening with strong Juniper aromas, subtle citrus, exotic spices, and delicate floral notes with hints of lemon peel and cassia. On the palate, SW4 is creamy, full, and complex with an extraordinarily smooth finish. SW4 London Dry Gin is made in one of a handful of distilleries still distilling and bottling on site in London – it’s truly an authentic London Dry Gin.


The Botanical recipe is what makes every gin unique. Since distillation of all ‘London’ gin demands alcohol of such purity that it is essentially flavourless and odourless, all the taste in gin must be derived from the number, type and amount of botanicals used.

‘Botanicals’ is just another term for the dried herbs, spices and other plant matter that can add flavour and/or aroma to gin. By law, gin must contain Juniper berries, and these must be the dominant component in the recipe - otherwise, it’s not gin. After that, pretty well anything goes, and this is where the skill and imagination of the gin maker come into play.

SW4 London Dry Gin uses 12 botanicals. The exact quantities are a closely guarded secret, but these are the ingredients we use. Click on the thumbnails to learn more:

Juniper
Savory
Orris
Angelica
Cinnamon
Cassia
Liquorice
Coriander
Nutmeg
Orange Peel
Lemon Peel
Almond

Beringer Founders at a great price!

Back in stock!




2015 Beringer Founders Estate Cabernet Sauvignon...$5.49
Lowest price in the country is $6.99
The new blend of Beringer Founders’ Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from some of California’s most renowned as well as emerging appellations. Over half of the wine comes from coastal vineyards, including Paso Robles and Monterey. Vineyards in Lodi and San Joaquin and Sacramento counties comprise the balance of the blend.
TASTING NOTES: The Beringer Founders’ Estate Cabernet has a distinct varietal profile full of dark, rich red fruit characteristics, enriched by toasted oak and spice from aging on French oak.



2015 Beringer Founders Estate Chardonnay...$5.49
Lowest price in the country is $8.99

Beringer Founders’ Estate Chardonnay is from select vineyards throughout Central California and the North Coast. The vineyards are bathed in sunshine during the day and cooled by the marine layer in the evening, ensuring even and steady ripening of the grapes. The Founders’ Estate Chardonnay grapes were picked as soon as they exhibited the ideal balance of acidity and ripe fruit flavors.
TASTING NOTES:  The Beringer Founders’ Estate Chardonnay is the perfect combination of pear, apple and ripe tropical fruit flavors, with a hint of citrus and a classically round mouthfeel. This Chardonnay will perfectly compliment a grilled chicken or fish, or stand up to a rich risotto with its ripe, clean flavors and lingering finish.

K-Vintners - limited release ---

Very Limited New Spring Releases from K Vintners!
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"These latest releases from Charles Smith check in at the top of the pyramid
and are flat out incredible wines that I wish every reader could taste."  - Wine Advocate

In stock now only at our Rock Hill location!
Quantities are very limited, call Kole at Rock Hill (314-962-8150) for more info, reservations, or transfers to our other locations.
or email kole@winenandcheeseplace.com
 
Scores and Pricing:
Other Reds
  • 2013 K Vintners Charlotte Rhone Blend (94 WA) $59.99
  • 2013 K Vintners El Jefe Tempranillo (94 WA) $53.99
  • 2014 K Vintners The Creator Red (92-94) $54.99
  • 2013 Charles Smith King Coal Cabernet (95 WA) $99.99
  • 2013 Super Substance Klein Bordeaux Blend (98 WA) $73.99
Syrahs
  • 2014 K Vintners M.C.K. Syrah (NYR, 2013 was rated 96 WA)
  • 2013 K Vintners Cattle King Syrah (98 WA) $69.99
  • 2015 K Vintners Milbrandt Syrah (NYR 2014 was rated 94 WA)
  • 2014 K Vintners Phil Lane Syrah  (NYR 2014 was rated 94 WA)
  • 2014 K Vintners Powerline Syrah (94-97WA) $44.99
  • 2013 K Vintners River Rock Syrah (93 WA) $44.99
  • 2013 K Vintners The Hidden Syrah (97 WA) $69.99
  • 2012 K Vintners The Hustler Syrah (95-97 WA)  $139.99
White/Rose:
  • 2016 K Vintners Rose $19.99
  • 2014 Powerline Viognier (92 WA) $44.99
And perhaps the best deal of all!:
  • 2015 Charles Smith Substance CS Cabernet (89-91 WA) $15.99

Jefferson Experimental Wood Set

BOURBON TASTING - BALLWIN
Open house tasting today at our BALLWIN location
 with Adrian (from Forsyth).
Adrian will be tasting these 5 Bourbons at our new tasting bar in our BALLWIN LOCATION
Today April 22 - from 11am-3pm

The Wine and Cheese Place
14748 Clayton Road - Ballwin MO
636.527.1144




Jefferson Wood Experiment Collection...$89.99 / set of 5- 200ml bottles
A very impressive set.  

The set comes with 5 bottles (200ml each) - 1 of each of these Wood Experiment Bourbons
(You get a full liter of Bourbon)


 
 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Maine / Stone Dayslayer IPA

MAINE / STONE DAYSLAYER
AN INDIA PALE LAGER FIT FOR THE LORDS OF METAL

Maine / Stone Dayslayer IPA....$8.49 / 22oz
Headbanging is to dance what metal is to music. Which is to say, the elbow-flinging, tattooed, wild-eyed problem child to the stuff your grandparents listened to. Most likely, your grandparents also drank some form of neutered light corn/rice-infused facsimile of a lager (aka AAL) that was the liquid equivalent of elevator music (not exactly their fault, as they didn’t have the choices that you do). And since you’ve chosen not to listen to their music, then you deserve a Lager fit for the lords of metal, not some bubble gum pop-inspired, watered-down, mass-produced version.

We’ve taken the classic lager recipe and asked Maine and our own Stone brewers to wail, riff, rage, create and destroy until this rock-worthy India Pale Style Lager resulted. Heavily hopped and boldly malted, the encore flavor for DaySlayer is a crisp finish that is deceptively easy to put away and decidedly hard to put down. It’s “just noise and yelling” to some, but poetry to us.

Enjoy fresh. Rock hard. Slay your day.

4 Hands White Flannel


4 Hands White Flannel Imperial White IPA..$8.99 / 22oz
White Flannel is an Imperial Wheat India Pale Ale brewed with HBC 342, Centennial, Citra, and Wakatu hops.

Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee IPA





in stock now at Forsyth
Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee IPA...$10.99 / 4pk
HOTBOX COFFEE IPA
An odd couple can make for some of the most incredibly unique tastiness. Take Hotbox Coffee IPA (7.2% ABV, 70 IBUs) for example - a piney, citrus, mango, Simcoe-hopped IPA and an infusion of cold brew extract made with Hotbox Roasters' Ethiopian beans poppin' with creamy blueberry and cacao notes

Avery Apricot Sour



Avery Apricot Sour...$11.99 / 22oz
BOTANICALS & BARRELS
BARREL-AGED SOUR
7.3% ABV
Bushels of juicy apricots and bright bursts of barrel-aged tartness are seamlessly infused to cultivate this deliciously distinctive and succulent sour ale.

Beer Tasting - Forsyth



Beer Tasting tonight!



The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth
from 4pm-6pm

4/21/17
  • Prairie Apricot Funk
  • Prairie Paradise Stout with Coconut and Vanilla
  • Great Divide Roadie Grapefruit Radler
  • Blackberry Farm Sorghum Saison
  • Cathedral Square Heavenly Honey Razz

Avery Vanilla Bean and Tangerine Quad



Avery Tangerine Quad aged in Bourbon Barrels...$11.99 / 22oz
10.0% ABV
Patiently aged in the finest of Bourbon barrels, this bold Belgian-style Quadrupel layers notes of rich, dark fruit, vanilla, and caramel with a burst  of tangerine peel culminating in the vibrancy of this full-bodied creation.





Vanilla Bean Stout
Avery Brewing Vanilla Bean Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels...$11.99 / 22oz
BOTANICALS & BARRELS
BOURBON BARREL-AGED STOUT
10.8% ABV
A double dose of vanilla derived from both fresh Bourbon barrels and the trio of Tongan, Ugandan, and Mexican whole vanilla beans is complemented by essences of chocolate, caramel and molasses to round out this luxuriously silky stout.

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby Bourbon

kentuck derby

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby Bourbon...$44.99
Limted Edition Bottle for the KY Derby #143
Add to your collection while it lasts!

Specials!








From Sammy Hagar and Adam Levine


Sammy Hagar and Adam Levine
Sammy Hagar and Adam Levine became friends over their shared love of tequila. One night on a beach in Cabo, Mexico, their creative juices were flowing and they combined mezcal with tequi­la, discovering a taste they could only describe as a revelation. They brought together an expert team to develop the perfect blend, and created, a higher spirit.


From Sammy Hagar and Adam Levine
Santo Puro Mezquila...$43.99
Santo Puro Mezquila is an agave blend made from 100% Blue Variety Tequilana Weber agave and 100% Espadin agave (Angustifolia variety).

Santo’s intense agave aroma mixes with an earthy, light smokiness with a hint of herbs. The initial bite is mellow and fades gently while the full taste and finish elicits the intricate agave flavor and herbal complexity layered with gentle smoke, slight floral fruitiness and low saltiness.




Prairie Artisan Ales

Another load arrived - no limits!







Prairie Artisan Ales Apricot Funk 

Sour Ale Aged on Apricots...$8.99 / pint
"Our April release is something we've been looking forward to for a while! Apricot Funk is a sour ale we brewed and added apricots to. It has been conditioning in bottles for a few months and is perfect for the spring weather." - Prairie Artisan Ales



Prairie Artisan Ales Paradise....$6.99 / 12oz
Imperial Stout Brewed with Coconut and Vanilla
Coconut Vanilla Stout. It’s about to get really hot outside. How about a cold glass of refreshing Imperial Stout. Yep, you heard that right. Brand new to our line up is Prairie Paradise. We took a stout, gave it a hint of vanilla and a good deal of toasted coconut and created one season defying, genre bending brew. Imperial stouts are usually thought of as a cold weather beer, but here the coconut and vanilla blend push the image of the stout into a year round, all season style.



Good supply, no limit
Prairie Artisan Ales Pe-Kan Imperial Stout with Vanilla and Pecans...$6.99 / 12oz
Pe-Kan started as a draft experiment at one of our brewery only releases and quickly proved itself among our customers.  This beer is one of our imperial stout bases that we've added house toasted pecans to and a dash of vanilla.  Whether you call it a pe-can or a pe-kan, I hope you can all agree to call it delicious.


Spaceship Earth Coffee Co.
Bomb!....new version with “single bean from Peru roasted between full city (and) Vienna” sourced from Spaceship Earth Coffee Co. in McAlester, Okla.


Prairie Artisan Ales BOMB!...$5.99 / 12oz
Imperial Stout aged on Coffee, Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Beans, and Chili Peppers
Bomb! is an imperial stout aged on espresso beans, chocolate, vanilla beans, and ancho chile peppers. All the flavors meld to create a truly unique beer. The peppers add just the right amount of heat to compliment the intense coffee and chocolate flavors.
ABV
14%

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ommegang Short Sleeve Saison





Ommegang Short Sleeve Saison...$11.99 / 6pk
We are ready to welcome warmer weather with a brand new seasonal offering, Short Sleeve Saison. This refreshing 4.5% ABV, 35 IBU saison is the perfect accompaniment for celebrating the arrival of spring, and the fresh air adventures that come with it.

“Short Sleeve Saison is one of our most easy drinking offerings to date,” says Justin Forsythe, our innovation manager. “The delicate yet complex balance between lightness, spice, and fruitiness is sure to please the palate and leave you desiring another sip. As the weather begins to warm again, we hope this beer is a go-to for refreshment, and something light enough to keep you anticipating the warmer months ahead.”

Short Sleeve Saison pours a pale straw-colored with a pure white head. The aroma is floral, with a touch of fruit, and has grassy undertones. The flavor opens with a bit of lemon tartness followed by mild wheat character, and the mouthfeel is delicate and quickly resolves in a crisp, clean finish.

Brewed with pilsner, wheat, acidulated malts, and flaked oats. Short Sleeve Saison is hopped with Southern Hemisphere Topaz and Motueka hop varieties, and spiced with grains of paradise, lemon peel, and coriander.

Boulevard Changeling Wood Aged Dark Sour Ale


Boulevard Changeling Wood Aged Dark Sour Ale...$11.99 / 750ml
WOOD-AGED SOUR ALE
Changeling is an enchanting blend of dark sour ales aged in whiskey and wine barrels that were inoculated with Brettanomyces and lactobacillus. It pours a deep ruby color with touches of gold at the edges of the glass. Leading with plum and toasty malt, the flavor transmutes into a soft tartness, with notes of earthy, funky Brett and a touch of lingering caramel to create a delicate balance.

Latitude 42 Party at the Moon Tower Double IPA




Latitude 42 Party at the Moon Tower Double IPA...$8.49 / 4pk 16oz Cans
This dankalicious double IPA is a party in a can featuring Citra, Mosaic, 7c’s and Columbus hops that will make you wanna Party at the Moon Tower!!

2nd Shift Experimental IPA


Just added --
2nd Shift Ekuanot Experimental IPA
6.75% ABV

Bells Mars Double IPA


SOLD OUT

3 bottles per person
Bells Mars Double IPA....$2.19 / 12oz bottle

Released initially in August, 2014 as the first beer in the Bell’s Planets Series, Mars (The Bringer of War) is a double IPA with a complex hop character and a malty backbone.
Notes of tropical fruit, citrus, pine, lemon, lime and pineapple are all present in both the aroma and flavor. Hopped at a ratio of about 3.4 pounds of hops per barrel, the recipe for Mars was developed from a trial batch called Larry’s Latest Double IPA brewed in our original brewery located adjacent to the Eccentric Café in downtown Kalamazoo.

Alcohol By Volume: 
10.10%

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Latitude 42 Bourbon Barrel Aged Lucifer's Cuvee





New Limited Bourbon Barrel Aged Version

Latitude 42 Bourbon Barrel Aged Lucifer's Cuvee...$14.99 / 22oz 
Double Chocolate Rye Stout
This double chocolate rye stout has been aging in bourbon barrels since October of 2014.
"Dangerously devastating, Lucifer’s Cuvée is our Double Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. Intense hearty rye, along with a decadent gourmet of chocolate essence, and balanced by the addition of Cascade hops.

2nd Shift Coffee Cat Spit Stout













2nd Shift Coffee Cat Spit Stout with Blueprint Coffee...$13.99

Cat Spit Stout – Coffee Stout
Same as our regular Cat Spit Stout, but brewed with Blueprint Coffee. Coffeey, roasty, blah blah blah, it's a stout, just drink it, it's really good.


2nd Shift new CANS!







2nd Shift Brewing Little Big Hop Session IPA...$10.99 /  4pk 16oz Cans
4.9% ABV

We like drinking, but big beers can be overwhelming. We made Little Big Hop to provide a punch of hop aroma and flavor without killing your taste buds. This beer is stupid good -- Steve Crider





2nd Shift Brewing El Gato Grande IPA....$11.99 /  4pk 16oz CANS

7.6%

Here's a big hoppy IPA that is done the way they shold be done and has about four truck loads of hops in it, although it's not very bitter at 62 IBUs. LOTS of Amarillo with a good bit of Citra and Columbus just for a good time.