Saturday, May 20, 2017

Boundary Breaks Riesling scores 93 points

Finger Lakes Riesling! 
Great Score!
2014 Boundary Breaks Riesling #198...$18.99
Pale straw with a green tint. A gorgeous, expressive nose of lemon juice, lime skin, passionfruit and wet slate introduces this wine. The palate positively sings, with delicate flesh draped across the lively and invigorating acidity. The finish starts strong and continues to build for quite some time. This wine is a star. 58 grams per liter residual sugar.
Rated 93/100 Vinous Media

2014 Boundary Breaks Riesling #239...$15.99
Though the nose is a touch reserved, this wine comes alive on the palate with an intoxicating concentration of flavor. Upon some inspection, the bouquet reveals aromas of lemon juice, sea air, golden kiwi, and flint. The palate is somehow both expressive and tight at the same time—though it clearly possesses a big personality, one gets the impression that it could further blossom with some bottle age. The acidity is striking and quite fine, chiseling through the taut, citric fruit core. The finish is endless and quite chalky. A combination of the 2013’s nose with this palate would result in my ultimate fantasy Riesling. A wine for the cellar. 8 grams per liter of residual sugar.
Rated 92+/100 Vinous Media

Avery Brewing Tequilacerbus

Avery Brewing Tequilacerbus...$11.99 / 12oz
Tart and citrusy with lots of tequila character. Aged for several months in Suerte's Añejo and Reposado barrels

Rinomato L'Aperitivo Deciso

Rinomato L'Aperitivo Deciso...$21.99
Rinomato is an Italian adjective meaning ‘of note’ or ‘renowned.’ To be rinomato is to be distinct and to command respect from even the most discerning critics. As one of the few artisanal aperitivo liqueurs being made using classic methods, this authentic aperitivo is truly rinomato. Its stunning, vibrant and distinct bouquet of aromas and flavors make it a genuine Italian amaro liqueur without substitute.

Mastering the art of Aperitivo is not complicated. Meaning ‘to open’ – referring to your palate – the concept of Aperitivo encompasses a broad range of drink styles and flavor profiles. They are typically sweet, dry, bitter, sparkling, or a combination of these elements. They are designed to awaken your palate and induce appetite.

Lucano Amaro

Lucano Amaro...$22.99
Born in 1894, Amaro Lucano is based on a secret recipe passed from generation to generation of the Vena family.
28% vol
Due to the delicate blend of more than 30 herbs, it has a distinct flavour, ideal for any occasion.

Lucano Amaro Anniversario...$25.99
This prestigious version of the Classic Amaro Lucano celebrates the 120th anniversary of the founding of the company.
34% vol
Developed from an old recipe of Cavalier Pasquale Vena, Amaro Lucano Anniversario is the result of a careful blend of more than 30 herbs.

Limited Diplomatico Rums

Diplomatico Single Vintage 2002 Rum...$81.99

43% ABV
Finished in Sherry Casks
Diplomatico Single Vintage is the result of a delicate selection of exclusive rum reserves aged from the year declared on each edition.
The rums are separately distilled in ancient copper pot stills and a batch kettle system, which gives an exceptional character, and subsequently aged in bourbon and single malt whisky casks. After the ageing process, the Maestro Ronero assembles the rum in varying proportions in order to obtain the structure, body, personality, flavours and aromas that he is looking for. At last, the rum is transferred into Spanish sherry casks to provide the perfect finish.

Diplomatico Ambassador Cask Strength Rum...$239.99

47% ABV
Diplomatico Ambassador is an exquisite rum crafted from the distillery's best rums and aged in white oak barrels until optimal maturity is achieved. After, the rums are aged for two additional years in Pedro Ximanez sherry casks, contributing to this rum's complex sensory profile. Diplomatico Ambassador is bottled directly from the barrel in order to preserve the full expression of its organoleptic properties.

Exclusive new Perennial release!!

If you missed the release party last night - come taste today!

In stock now at all 4 locations 
-- taste it today at all 4 locations from 11am-3pm

We cannot tell you how excited we are that Perennial made this beer for us and our 35 years serving the St. Louis area.

This will be your favorite new summer beer!

Thank you Perennial!

Perennial Citra Paradisi TWCP 35th Anniversary Beer...$11.99
Saison with grapefruit,  26 IBUs, bottle-conditioned - Mostly citra hops, rounded out with a bit of simcoe and mosaic, grapefruit zest. Fermented with a blend of the Blaugies strain and Brett Claussenii -- Jonathon Moxey at Perennial

Friday, May 19, 2017

Perennial Citra Paradisi


If you are coming to one of our stores tonight - there is no need to reserve - we have plenty in stock. If you cannot make it tonight - you can reserve now.  In stock at all 4 locations

Meet Perennial brewer, Jonathan Moxey, the man behind this beer.
Jonathan Moxey will be at The Wine and Cheese Place

TONIGHT - Friday from 4pm-6pm for the release of our next 35th Anniversary Beer - Perennial Citra Paradisi

The beer will be for sale tonight at ALL FOUR Locations - all FOUR LOCATIONS WILL ALSO BE TASTING IT TONIGHT STARTING AT 4PM - Jonathan Moxey will be at the Forsyth location

You will get a chance to meet Jonathan and ask him questions about the beer and TASTE the beer.  

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105
Friday 5/19 from 4-6pm!
Join us and tell your friends!

Let us know on facebook if you can make it and share it with your friends on facebook for us too!  Thank you very much for 35 years of amazing support from The St. Louis community!

We cannot tell you how excited we are that Perennial made this beer for us and our 35 years serving the St. Louis area.

This will be your favorite new summer beer!

Jonathan Moxey hit it out of the park!

Thank you Perennial!

Perennial Citra Paradisi - TWCP 35th Anniversary Beer
Saison with grapefruit,  26 IBUs, bottle-conditioned - Mostly citra hops, rounded out with a bit of simcoe and mosaic, grapefruit zest. Fermented with a blend of the Blaugies strain and Brett Claussenii -- Jonathon Moxey at Perennial

New from High Water Brewing

High Water Brewing Cucumber Kolsch...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz
Prepare for a journey to the land of quaffability. Our Cucumber Kolsch is brewed with pure German Pilsner malt, fresh Cucumber and Coconut waters and the delicate caress of the finest German noble hops. Whether you’re relaxing at the beach or in your backyard, make the experience complete with this fine refreshing ale. From our hands to yours, enjoy the best nature has to offer.
  • Silver Medal 2016 West Coast Invitational Specialty Beers category
  • Gold Medal 2016 Amador County Fair Fruit Beers category
  • Gold Medal 2016 California State Fair

High Water Brewing Le Petit Diablotin...$9.99 / pint
6.0% ABV
Sour Cherry and Pomegranate aged in wine barrels
Le Petit Diablotin, “The Little Devil”, is an American sour ale. The beer was aged in wine barrels for 12 months with local sour cherry & pomegranate juice. This beer is a delicate and precious treat for those who enjoy the subtle nuances of things from the “wild side”.

Tin Cup 10 Year Old

Tin Cup 10 Year Old American Whiskey...$48.99
Tin Cup 10yr is a high rye bourbon aged in white American oak barrels with #3 Char.  The whiskey is aged for a minimum of 10 years before it is cut to proof with Rocky Mountain water.

Boulevard Noble Prize Pilsner

Fresh batch just arrived
Boulevard Noble Prize Pilsner...$10.99 /4pk
A starkly simple recipe combined with a painstakingly complex brewing process produce an Imperial Pilsner of subtle elegance and delicately balanced contrasts. A grain bill composed of 100% Pilsner malt makes a clear, yet restrained statement, answered by Saaz hop bitterness, echoes of which linger in the dry, crisp finish.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Growler Update

$2 off Growlers all weekend long!

Lagunitas Waldo's Special Ale
In 1971, the Waldos met one afteroon at 4:20 in the front courtyard of their school near the statue of Louis Pasteur. They set out in a '66 Impala armed with a "treasure map" on a journey to find a secret garden near Point Reyes. They met there at the same time every day and continued their quest. They never found the secret garden....But they keep lookin'. The dankest and hoppiest beer ever brewed at Lagunitas was made with help of the Waldos for all treasure hunters.
Good with Beer-battered Twinkies Con Queso…you can find out why if you google 'Waldo 420'

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!*

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.

Eden Mill Gin Tasting!

Eden Mill Gin tasting with Ed Kohl

The Wine and Cheese Place 

7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105


Open house - invite your friends.
Reservations are not required

TONIGHT!  May 18
from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Scheduled to be tasted:

Eden Mill St. Andrews Original Gin...$31.99 / 750ml
Made from Fife’s indigenous seabuckthorn berry, in Original we balance tart flavours with a citrus nose and delicate midpoints. This is a classic London Dry gin done in St Andrews style.
KEY BOTANICALS: Juniper berries, Lemon balm, Citrus peel, Angelica and Seabuckthorn berries

Eden Mill St. Andrews Gin Hop...$31.99 / 750ml

We craft beer. So it was logical to create a hopped gin. But this citrusy, unique creation has a zesty freshness that is born of passion, not logic. Made from the renowned Australian Galaxy™ hop, we married brewing with distilling in this award-winning extra-strength gin.
KEY BOTANICALS: Juniper berries, Angelica, Coriander and Galaxy™ hops

Eden Mill St. Andrews Love Gin...$31.99 / 750ml
The famous pink gin. You fell head over heels for its floral and warm berry notes. But this unique gin is also a favourite of bartenders around the country. Made with love by Eden Mill.
KEY BOTANICALS: Juniper berries, Angelica, Coriander, Rose petal, Hibiscus, Elderberry, Goji berry, Raspberry leaf, and Rhubarb root

Eden Mill St. Andrews Oak Aged Gin...$31.99 / 750ml
A throwback to a bygone era. In the century, the most popular gin made on our site was stored in vast oak barrels. Why re-invent the wheel?
Matured with oak-aged beer casks, this gin carries hints of vanilla and toasted caramel. 42% abv.
KEY BOTANICALS: Juniper berries, Angelica, Coriander, Oak (only oak aged for a few months, they do not want the oak to be subtle like one of the botanicals)

Ed Kohl invited to join The Keepers of the Quaich Society
Ed Kohl, Ma
naging Director of ImpEx Beverages, Inc. has been invited to enter the esteemed Keepers of the Quaich Society. The induction ceremony took place on April 23, 2012, during the Keeper’s banquet at Blair Castle of Atholl Estates in the Highland region of Scotland. The Keepers of the Quaich is a Scotch Whisky society with membership by invitation only, founded to acknowledge those who have contributed to the Scotch Whisky industry. This prestigious honor was given to Ed Kohl in recognition of 17+ years of contributions to the industry. Kohl was chosen specifically for his ability to blend the old with the new. He has enhanced scotch awareness with his non-stop national tasting seminars, sharing his palate with connoisseurs and recently discovered scotch lovers. He uses modern social media venues such as Facebook and Twitter to keep regular fans posted on announcements and upcoming events. His use of social media venues also serves to attract a different demographic from the “traditional” scotch lovers and cultivates passion for whisky in a variety of age groups.

A leading whisky expert and spirit specialist, Kohl conducts more than 100 educational seminar tastings every year. He travels the United States promoting the ImpEx portfolio of products while maintaining close relationships with manufacturers, distributors, retailers and consumers. He is passionate about single malt Scotch whisky and has a niche focus in understanding the needs of independent bottlers and how to successfully bring new products to market. ImpEx Beverages, Inc. is the exclusive USA importer of a variety of products including the Ian Macleod brands: Chieftain’s, Isle of Skye, and SMOKEHEAD. Prior to founding ImpEx Beverages, Inc., Ed spent 15 years as North American Marketing Manager for Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co.

Crooked Stave -

Just a few bottles of each of these at Forsyth - not online, no reservations.
  • Crooked Stave L'Brett d' Cherry...$25.99 / 750ml
  • Crooked Stave L'Brett d'Raspberry....$11.99 / 375ml
  • Crooked Stave Surette Reserva Blueberry...$25.99 / 750ml
  • Crooked Stave Surette Reserva Sour Cherry...$25.99 / 750ml 

These are all online now
(remember, you have 7 days to pick up or they go back out, thank you.)
  • Crooked Stave Serenata Notturtna...$6.99 / 375ml
  • Crooked Stave L'Brett d'Or....$9.99 / 375ml
  • Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett ...$19.99 / 750ml
  • Crooked Stave Origins....$19.99 / 750ml
  • Crooked Stave L'Brett d'Apricot...$11.99 /375ml 
  • Crooked Stave Petite Sour Peach....$6.99 / 375ml 
  • Crooked Stave Petite Sour Rosé....$6.99 / 375ml
  • Crooked Stave Huguenot Low Country Saison...$6.99 / 375ml  
  • Crooked Stave Surette Reserva with Peaches...$11.99 / 375ml 
  • Crooked Stave Raspberry Bianca WWB...$8.99 / 375ml

Crooked Stave / Omnipollo Raspberry Bianca Wild Wild Brett....$8.99 / 375ml
Wild Ale fermented in oak foeders with raspberries and lactose

Crooked Stave / Coast Brewing Huguenot Low Country...$6.99 / 375ml
Ale brewed with Huguenot Black Oats, Black Rye, and Carolina Gold Rice Middlins

Crooked Stave Serenata Notturtna...$6.99 / 375ml

Belgian Style Golden Ale Aged in Oak Casks

Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett ...$19.99 / 750ml
Dark Sour Ale Aged in Leopold Bros Whiskey Barrels

Crooked Stave L'Brett d'Or....$9.99 / 375ml
Surreal Golden Sour Ale aged in Oak Barrels

Crooked Stave Origins....$19.99 / 750ml
Burgundy Sour Ale Aged in Oak Barrels

Crooked Stave L'Brett d'Apricot...$11.99 /375ml
Golden Sour Ale Aged in Oak Barrels with Apricots

Crooked Stave Surette Reserva with Peaches...$11.99 / 375ml
Golden Sour Ale Aged in Oak Barrels with Peaches

Crooked Stave Petite Sour Rosé....$6.99 / 375ml
Wild Ale Aged in Oak Barrels on Fruit Skins

Crooked Stave Petite Sour Peach....$6.99 / 375ml
Wild Ale Aged in oak with Colorado Peaches

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Coming soon to our Ballwin location! Whiskey Tasting Bar

The Wine and Cheese Place Whiskey Tasting Bar!

Get ready - coming June 1st to our Ballwin location

The Wine and Cheese Place
14748 Clayton Road, Ballwin MO

We will have a lot of amazing Bourbon that we will sell by the glass
You can sit and enjoy some nice whiskey or grab a glass while you shop.

We will also have wine, draft beer available (hopefully by June 1) and bottled beer that you can enjoy while you shop or just relax with a plate of cheese.   We will not be able to sell growlers at this locations as we will have a by the drink license.

Whiskeys that will be available to purchase by the glass include...
We will sell them in 3/4 ounce pours.

  • Col. E.H. Taylor Four Grain
  • Rieger Monogram Whiskey
  • Blantons Bourbon
  • W.L. Weller Antique 107
  • Elijah Craig 12 Year Old
  • Elijah Craig Barrel Proof
Plus so much more to be announced---

Plus we saved a bottle of 
Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Old - watch for details when this will be released by the glass!

will post more details soon!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New Zambu Liqueur

Zambu Liqueur...$18.99
ZAMBU elevates the shooter game to a whole new level. With a crisp, tropical taste that packs a punch, ZAMBU offers a tangible experience that won’t soon be forgotten. Derived from an exotic flower located in the depths of the Amazon, ZAMBU’s signature tingle will make it the life of any party.

ZAMBU is an exciting new product that's 100% naturally flavored, perfect as a shooter or base spirit for any buzz worthy recipe. A truly unique concoction, ZAMBU was developed with the help of bartenders from all over the country. So, whether you're at the beach or bar, grab a drink and feel the buzz when you ZAMBU!

2 oz ZAMBU
4-6 oz Ginger Beer
1 Lime Wedge

ZAMBU Daiquiri
2 oz ZAMBU
.75 oz Lime Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup

Sparkling ZAMBU
1.5 oz ZAMBU
.25 oz Simple Syrup
.5 oz Lemon Juice
Top with Sparkling Wine

Crown Royal Monarch 75th Anniversary

We had 40 cases, they moved so fast, 
we took the last 50 cases they had....
this it now...

Crown Royal Monarch 75th Anniversary Blend...$28.99
Was $69.99
In 1939, Crown Royal was masterfully crafted as a gift to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at their inaugural royal visit to North America. Today, we proudly celebrate our 75 years of exceptional whisky with this limited edition offering.

Showcasing Crown Royal's signature Coffey Rye Whiskey, this exquisite blend is meticulously crafted using some of the finest, most unique hand-picked whiskies from our extensive stocks. The result is an exceptionally rich and smooth whisky highlighting an elegant complexity of light spice and dried fruit.

Meet ROBERT SINSKEY of Robert Sinskey Wines

Big news - meet ROBERT SINSKEY at The Wine and Cheese Place!
Open House wine tasting!

We are proud to announce another great 35th Anniversary Tasting!
Featuring Vintner Robert Sinskey himself!
(son of the founder)

The Wine and Cheese Place - ROCK HILL location
9755 Manchester Rd
St. Louis, M0 63119

Tomorrow! Wednesday May 17th

from 5pm-6:30pm @ ROCK HILL

Open house, reservations not required - click here to let us know you are coming on Facebook and share with your friends.  Thank you.

Here is the great lineup of Robert Sinskey wines we will taste:

  • 2016 Vin Gris of Pinot Noir (rose) ($28)
  • 2014 Abraxas White ($35)
  • 2013 Carneros Pinot Noir ($39)
  • 2012 Capa Vineyard Pinot Noir ($65)
  • 2012 POV Red ($39)
  • 2012 Late Harvest Pinot Gris ($24)
Better yet, all wines will available for purchase!

This is an open house wine tasting!
Please join us and invite your friends....share on facebook with your friends for us and welcome the ROBERT SINSKEY to St. Louis and The Wine and Cheese Place


Rob Sinskey is an atypical vintner. He is a native Californian and a wine guy who did not attend wine school. Instead, Rob received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Parsons School of Design in New York City, where the only thing happening in agriculture was conducted in apartment closets. Over the past twenty-five years he has grown his 100% organic and Biodynamic certified winegrowing operation to over 200 acres of premium vineyards in the Carneros and Stags Leap districts of Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

It all began when a six-month assignment assisting his father turned into a twenty-five year obsession. “After a stint in advertising, I was looking for something real where I could, excuse the pun, put down roots. Then, my father called for help. His avocation in wine growing had developed into a fledgling business and he needed assistance. I think a week had passed before I discovered that his avocation had become my obsession.”
Rob’s philosophy that “Wine is not an athletic event,” still holds true to this day. The goal is to make “pure wines of character that pair well with cuisine.” Rob believes that wine should not be a “quick study,” but rather, sneak up on you, seduce you, and evolve in the glass and in the bottle.

With a solid belief that artisanal winemaking begins with the care of the land, Rob, along with winemaker Jeff Virnig, quietly converted their vineyards to organics beginning in 1991. As they honed their craft, they slowly and methodically developed biodynamic “whole farm” practices. Rob and Jeff adopted methods that not only produced wines of individuality, but also left a minimal footprint on the land. They believed in developing vineyard ecosystems with the utilization of farm animals, the development of beneficial predatory bird and animal habitat and fish friendly farming practices. Equally important, though less obvious, has been their development of a living soil system by establishing farm methods that encourage vigorous populations of microorganisms through the use of cover crops, composts, biodynamic preparations and the utilization of low impact farm implements.

Looking beyond the vineyard, Rob Sinskey and the crew of RSV have taken a leadership role in reducing their carbon footprint by generating 75% of the energy used at the winery through solar photovoltaic installations and the brewing of bio-diesel, made from used restaurant oil, to power their trucks and tractors.

Rob Sinskey believes that the goals of making luxuriously elegant wines and farming with earth friendly methods are not mutually exclusive. Rather, he has found that caring for the land and conscientious business practices have helped to define the well-crafted wines of RSV.