Saturday, May 6, 2017

Tempus Fugit Creme de Noyaux

Tempus Fugit Creme de Noyaux...$35.99
Tempus Fugit Spirits Crème de Noyaux is a classic 19th-century French liqueur made with distilled apricot and cherry pit kernels, combined with bitter almonds and other botanicals. Its complex, nutty, tree fruit-sweet aroma and flavor has a slight touch of balancing bitterness on the finish. Many years of research and tests were needed to finalize the production techniques and secure local sources of the natural ingredients required by the original protocols. The garnet-red color comes from the addition of cochineal, as directed by the original formula. 30% ABV

TASTING NOTES:  Its flavor offers a complex "marzipan" note with sweet cherry undercurrent of aroma and flavor with a slight touch of balancing bitterness on the finish.

New Holland Dragon's Milk Mexican Spice Cake Bourbon Barrel

sold out

New Holland Dragon's Milk Mexican Spice Cake Bourbon Barrel Stout...$3.99 / 12oz
New Holland Brewing Co. announces the second Dragon’s Milk Reserve of 2017: Dragon’s Milk Reserve Mexican Spice Cake. This limited release variant of New Holland’s year-round, Bourbon Barrel Stout, hits shelves and taps beginning April 1, where New Holland is sold. This reserve blend is aged in bourbon barrels for three months, with toasted chiles, cocoa nibs, vanilla, and cinnamon added during aging.

You have 7 days to pick up or it goes back out for sale.  Thank you

Castello di Ama Extra Virgin Olive Oil

New Release!
Castello di Ama Extra Virgin Olive Oil...$44.99 / 500ml
2016 Vintage
Blend of four olives
Unifiltered for extra flavor
The Ama Castle's olive groves are partly specialized and partly farmed on traditional terraces. Leadership essentially consists of repeated and constant soil treatments and an annual administration of nitrogen fertilizers (manure) which is carried out on vegetative recovery. Due to the high average altitude, the olive tree does not need a specific antiparasitic defense.

Starlight Distillery Carl T. Bourbon

Starlight Distillery Carl T. Bourbon...$32.99
95 proof
Starlight Distillery’s Carl T Bourbon is now available! Appropriately named after the Grandfather of 6th generation co-owners Greg & Ted Huber, the Huber’s felt it only fitting to title this signature blend after their 4th generation grandfather “Carl T” who had a love for bourbon.

This signature blend of bourbon is comprised of 58% corn, 27% rye, and 15% malted barley. Distilled in Huber’s 80 gallon copper pot still from Germany and then transferred to 53 gallon charred, American White Oak barrels from three different cooperage companies and four different barrel styles, continue to add quality and complexity to this signature blend.

Against the Grain returning and new

Fresh releases

Against the Grain Pile of Face IPA....$13.99 / 4pk 16oz Cans
What's the first thing you need to do when you start a brewery? Develop your logo, of course. With any potentially decent brewery, your logo must be a skull, it has to be a skull, you'll be laughed out of the room if you don't have a skull. So we went hunting in the area where all the great skulls have come from and were shit out of luck. By those fateful dumpsters all we found was this deformed neanderthal type deal, or maybe it's from an ape, and a big ol' pile of face. To celebrate our lack of success in finding a really cool skull, we are embracing another required cliché by brewing this American IPA. A modicum of simple malts provide the mediocre backbone to the mountain of various hops that are utilized and rotated throughout the brewing process. Look for dank overtones supported by various citrus and heirloom fruits. It's the straight forward fuckin' IPA that you always wanted from us. You lucky bastard.

Against the Grain / Hoof Hearted Brewing Clearly Everybody Wants Some....$13.99 / 4pk 16oz
A vicious display of collaboration! We are paralleled in an abstinate attempt to probe the superiority of hop flavor and aroma, unequal in our lifetime! This crystal clear IPL is a hop lover’s dream, featuring our lovely friend Ella, brought to you by our pals at Hoof Hearted Brewing and yours truly!

Not online - very limited call 314.727.8788 to reserve
Against the Grain Stave It For Later Jackyale...$19.99 / 750ml
Double brown ale aged in bourbon barrels in honor of the greatest rock and roll band on this or any other time: JACKYL. Drinking this fine beer will make you feel like the sun is shining down on you, and the heat of love’s flames, down on you. You’ll love the thought of me coming... down on you. This is only weird if you make it that way.
PS. We won’t make any beers about pussy rock ballads, I promise!

Odell Brewing Blackberry Gose

Odell Brewing Blackberry Gose...$13.99 / 6pk 12oz Cans
We love blackberries as much as the next bear. So we wondered: what if we used the sweetness of those berries to complement the saltiness of a German-style sour wheat beer? Our blackberry gose (GOES-uh) is a balance of tangy and sweet, and as crisp and lively as some of our favorite late summer evenings.

Growler board update

New to the board!  Lots of new ones on the board this week.
Civil Life German Wheat
Classic hefeweizen traits make this an easy-drinker anytime of year. Hazy golden colour with dense white foam. Complimentary banana, clove, and black pepper notes, with hints of lemongrass and orange blossom honey. Husky whole-wheat graininess, balanced sweetness with a smooth mouthfeel. Perfumey noble hops. Pairs perfectly with our soft pretzels and Dusseldorf brown mustard. Take home a growler so you can add some Civil Life German Wheat to your favourite banana bread recipe.
*Check out our recent blog post below elaborating on the world of German Wheat beers!*

Col. E.H. Taylor Four Grain

WRC emails have been sent for the 
Col. E.H. Taylor Four Grain 

Thanks very much.  It was a very limited release, we wish we had more to go around.

2014 Philip Togni Tanbark Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

Great new 2014 vintage!
2014 Philip Togni Tanbark Hill Cabernet Sauvignon...$49.98
We are the lowest price in the country on Wine-Searcher
This 2014 is a great bottle of Cabernet and a great price!
"Philip Togni wines have been one of my favorites for years and I will always have a fondness for the wines.  It was the first winery that was not already distributed in St. Louis that I called directly and asked them to come to our store.  Before that, we just bought everything the local distributors had to sell.   I think it was the 1990 vintage that scored 96 from Robert Parker.  I talked to Philip Togni personally on the phone and he said yes.  We were the only place carrying Philip Togni in St. Louis for many years..  After that, Philip Togni would call me every year to offer me my allocation for the year and tell me about the new vintage." - Paul  

For those new to Philip Togni wines, our ten-acre vineyard is planted as 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 2% Cabernet franc and 1% Petit Verdot. We use only the grapes that we grow here and farm ourselves at 2000 feet elevation to make both our Cabernet labels as well as our sweet Ca’Togni. Most vintages have proved to be exceptionally long lived.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Belle Meade / TWCP Single Barrel Cask Strength 10 Year Old - CASK STRENGTH

In stock now at Forsyth

Belle Meade / TWCP Single Barrel Cask Strength 10 Year Old Cask Strength Bourbon...$55.99
We selection our very own barrel!
  • Barrel No. 2658
  • Cask Strength : 104.8 proof
  • Only 164 bottles produced
  • 10 years old!
  • Barrel was filled on 10.13.2006

Speaking of our own barrels! Watch for these....
We hand selected TWO 13 Year old Knob Creek Barrels - they were quite impressive.  Rare to see 13 year old Bourbon now!

Also - watch in a few months for our own barrel of W.L. Weller Antique 107

Beer Tasting today

Beer Tasting today

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO

4-6pm today May 5

  • Dogfish Head Beer to Drink Music to
  • Perennial Hopfentea
  • Omnipollo Aniara Pale Ale with Lemon Juice
  • Stolzestyle Brewing IPA
  • Lagunitas Davey Murrays Scotch Ale

Great scores!

Huge Scores for Bedrock and Carlisle
We always buy Bedrock and Carlisle wines as soon as they are released. If they haven't been rated we know they will be and we know the ratings will be high, especially in great vintages like 2014 and 2015. So it comes as no great surprise that 8 of the top 10 rated 2014 and 2015 Zinfandels in The Wine Spectator are either Carlisle or Bedrock. These wines are truly great expressions of the Heritage Vineyards of Sonoma Country.

2014 Carlisle “Bedrock" Vineyard Zinfandel...$44.99
Red Plump and rich flavors wrap around a big but refined structure, with briary wild berry aromas and zesty notes of smoky anise, cracked pepper and stony mineral that linger toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2028. From California.—T.F 
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

2015 Bedrock Pagani Ranch Heritage....$46.99
Potent and rich, this is loaded with personality, offering expressive blackberry and smoky pepper aromas and dark, complex currant and blueberry flavors, accented by licorice and Chinese five-spice powder. The tannins are bold but balanced. Zinfandel and other red varieties. Drink now through 2025. 300 cases made.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

Tumbleweed From 5 Spoke Creamery

This stuff is spectacular!

Come in for a taste at Forsyth!
(in stock at Forsyth now)
Tumbleweed From 5 Spoke Creamery
Come try this new Raw Milk stunner from 5 Spoke Creamery

Great cheese starts with great milk. At 5 Spoke Creamery all of our cheeses are hand made in the farmstead tradition (produced on site with a closed herd) from the raw milk of grass-fed cows. Our milk comes from Holstein cows that are free of pesticides and hormones. We milk the cows at 4:00 A.M. and make the cheese at 9:00 A.M. A cross between a Cantal Fermier (Le Salers) and an aged Cheddar, this semi-hard cheese shows its true form after 12 months in the cave. Tumbleweed pares beautifully with a bold Reds, we also like to serve it with figs – fresh when available – or try it with our Sweet Sophie Barrel Aged Maple Syrup

Old Forester Mint Julep

Old Forester Mint Julep...$23.99 / liter
I guess better late than never.  Old Forester Mint Julep just arrived in time for the KY Derby this weekend!

Growler Board update

Just added to the board---

Come taste Stolze Style IPA - have a glass while you shop!
From our friends Eric and Jenny.

Fresh, just became available in St. Louis draft only.  We will not see package until July.  So this is the only way you can take it home with you!
Brooklyn Brewery Lager

In the late 1800’s Brooklyn was one of the largest brewing centers in the country, home to more than 45 breweries. Lager beer in the “Vienna” style was one of the local favorites. Brooklyn Lager is amber-gold in color and displays a firm malt center supported by a refreshing bitterness and floral hop aroma. Caramel malts show in the finish. The aromatic qualities of the beer are enhanced by “dry-hopping”, the centuries-old practice of steeping the beer with fresh hops as it undergoes a long, cold maturation. The result is a wonderfully flavorful beer, smooth, refreshing and very versatile with food. Dry-hopping is largely a British technique, which we’ve used in a Viennese-style beer to create an American original.

Plus new fresh --
Firestone Walker Fortem Unfiltered IPA
Unfiltered Imperial India Pale Ale

Fortem is a new-age imperial IPA that draws upon a range of influences, all while exhibiting DNA from our own forays into the IPA style. As such, it blends newer hop varieties from the Pacific Northwest and Hallertau, Germany along with pale malt, wheat malt and flaked oats for a full body and rounded mouthfeel. Fortem presents an expressive mix of aromas, including mango, blueberry, raspberry, lime zest and lychee. After time in the glass, it opens up to reveal stone fruit blossoms and mandarin oranges, finishing with just enough bitterness to encourage your next sip. Fortem has been left unfiltered for a hazy appearance and full hop impact.

Ballwin Spring Cleaning!

Tasting tonight at our Ballwin location

We are picking our own Single Barrel of W.L. Weller Antique 107 proof!!
Exciting news!
We have the barrel samples at our Ballwin location.  Come taste SINGLE BARRELS OF W.L. WELLER ANTIQUE 107 with Adrian tonight starting at 4pm (until the bottles are gone) - bottles are small - so very limited.  Watch for the barrel release down the road.

Tasting tonight from 4-6pm
  • Perennial Funky Wit
  • Tapiz Cabernet Sauvignon - Rated 96 points!
  • Hibiki 12 Year Old (for tasting only, not for sale)
  • plus Adrian will pick some of the wines we have on sale from our spring clearance to sample out too!

Spring Wine Sale!
We need to make room for new wine!

Over 100 wines on sale at deep discounts!
We have a big wine sale at our Ballwin location

The Wine and Cheese Place
14748 Clayton Road
Ballwin MO

Head in there and check it out and meet Adrian

Look for the "red stickers"

while supply lasts
no reservations, no holds
Subject to stock on hand
Priced as marked, no additional discounts

Perennial Funky Wit

Perennial Funky Wit
....$13.99 / 750ml
Rated 96/100 RateBeer
Funky Wit, our wild take on a traditional Belgian Witbier! The wort is spiced with coriander, black peppercorns, and sweet and bitter orange peel before beginning a mixed fermentation with ale yeast and an array of Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus strains. This batch has been bubbling happily away in oak since February. Tart and spicy at the beginning, Funky Wit has a fluffy mouthfeel and ends with a lingering sweet coconut imparted by the oak.

Perennial Tart Hopfentea....$9.99 / 750ml
Berliner weisse brewed with a custom tropical tea blend. Brewed in Collaboration with The Hopleaf.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Perennial Hopfentea!

In stock now, no limit!

Perennial Tart Hopfentea....$9.99 / 750ml
Berliner weisse brewed with a custom tropical tea blend. Brewed in Collaboration with The Hopleaf.

Kenny Chesney Blue Chair Key Lime Rum Cream

Kenny Chesney Blue Chair Key Lime Rum Cream...$16.99
This luscious rum cream will take you right to the Florida Keys. From the first fresh key lime notes to the rich, buttery middle, right up to the graham cracker crust finish, it’s as though you’re visiting Key West without leaving your beach chair.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Big changes at our Ballwin location

We are proud to introduce Adrian Davis as the new manager of our Ballwin location.   We are sorry to see Kevin move on and we wish him the best of luck in his new endeavors. In this new chapter for our Ballwin location, we are excited to have Adrian lead the store for many years to come.  Adrian starts at Ballwin on Tuesday, make sure you go in and meet him.  He has been an integral part of The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth location for the past 6 years and the customers have grown to trust his knowledge and recommendations, we know the Ballwin customers will too.   He will be missed at our Forsyth location, but his promotion is well deserved.   He will be able to take care of all your wine, beer, whiskey and cheese needs.        
     We have been in the process of remodeling our Ballwin location and now have a tasting bar set up.  Adrian plans to significantly increase the wine, beer and whiskey tastings at that location.   He has also set up a twitter account for the Ballwin location in an effort to keep you more up to date on what is going on at that location.  He will announce all the exciting new releases in wine, whiskey and beer (including bottle shares), plus keep you informed about all the tastings.  Make sure you follow him on  He plans to increase the rotation in the beer department, he will constantly rotate in and out new beers.  Keeping the selection fresh each week.   The excitement and the ideas are flowing right now, stay tuned.   Watch for exciting new wines, whiskey and spirits at our Ballwin location.  

Watch for more news about upcoming tastings at our Ballwin location.  We are still finishing the changes and will start to announce some great 35th Anniversary tastings soon.

Feel free to contact Adrian

You can email him questions, comments, any requests on products you would like to see in the store.  And any ideas for tastings.

The Singleton Of Glendullan

The Singleton Of Glendullan 12 Years Old...$29.99
Smooth, sweet, richly fruity and rounded; just the right balance of complexity with plenty of rich, sweet flavour and a clean finish.

The Singleton Of Glendullan 15 Years Old....$43.99
A very well balanced whisky that is richer, rounder and sweeter than younger expressions, and also has an attractive spicy finish.

The Singleton Of Glendullan 18 Years Old...$69.99
The driest and most mature malt in the Singleton of Glendullan stable has a clear structure yet still retains its central core of sweet fruit.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Beringer Reserve scores huge again!!

Beringer Reserve scores huge again!!
2015 Beringer Reserve Chardonnay...$24.95
A dense and beautiful chardonnay with the focus and presence you expect in a top white from Napa. Full body, yet polished and formed with beautiful ripe fruit, lemon and mineral character. Hints of mineral, toasted oak and caramel. Drink or age. One for the cellar.
Rated 96/100 James Suckling