Saturday, July 22, 2017

Brotte Les Hauts de Barville Chateauneuf du Blanc - great score, great price

Brotte Les Hauts de Barville Chateauneuf du Blanc...$31.99
This has a lovely mix of yellow apple and white peach fruit flavors inlaid with verbena, quinine and lemon shortbread notes. The richness is offset by a stony echo. Drink now through 2018. 2,000 cases made.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator

Conterno Fantino Sori Ginestra

2013 Conterno Fantino Sori Ginestra...$95.99
The 2013 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Sorì Ginestra shows a whole other level of fiber and textural richness. This is a stunning wine from thicker soils that deliver more structure, firmness and overall depth. With that superiore richness, the wine is also endowed with balanced acidity, plump primary fruit and an elegant touch of balsam or menthol herb on the finish. This drives the finish forward for a few long and glorious minutes. Dig deeper still, and you find a sweet note of chocolate hazelnut.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 95/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

2013 Conterno Fantino Sori Ginestra...$89.99
The 2013 Barolo Castelletto Vigna Pressenda sees fruit sourced from the middle part of the Castelletto vineyard where there is a mix of lighter, sandy soils. These loose soils have impacted the wine's distinct character. The bouquet is subdued and graceful. Overall, there is less primary fruit intensity. Instead, the aromas veer towards ethereal tones of licorice, dry hazelnut and medicinal herb. The mouthfeel, on the other hand, is very direct and pointed. The tannins are firm and tight. The wine needs a few more years to get out of this more reticent phase.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

Onx Indie Rose

2016 Onx Indie Rose of Tempranillo...$16.99
Next lowest price online is $19 on Wine SearcherAn origami doll, a daylily, the perfect sunrise – the essence of ephemeral beauty.
The 2016 Indie rosé is like a tempest in a teacup. It romantically leaps out of its glass to greet its taster with a flurry of peaches, nectarines, blood oranges, and rose hips. The wine enters the mouth softly and sweetly, like the first bite of a freshly picked strawberry, then persists on the tongue with a bright, refreshing acidity that subtly hints of tamarind and passion fruit. Indie then gently trails into a pleasing finish that stays with the taster like an opening act that blows away the headliner! 852 cases produced.

Hitachino Commemorative Ale 2017

 Back in stock now
New 2017 version
Hitachino Commemorative Ale 2017...$8.49 / 11.2oz
Full bodied beer with sweet wheat flavor and beautiful dense foam. Pleasant bitterness and unique spicy aroma with Orange Peel, Coriander, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, and Vanilla Beans

Hitachino Red Rice Ale...$4.99 / 11.2oz
Complex sake like flavors with malt sweet notes. Hints of strawberries in the nose and palate. An intriguing mix of sake, malt , and bitter notes in the finish.

2015 Cherry Pie Three Vineyards Pinot Noir

2015 Cherry Pie Three Vineyards Pinot Noir...$18.99
The 2015 Cherry Pie Pinot Noir jumps from the glass with aromas of raspberry, nutmeg, sandalwood and light smokiness, lifted by a floral note. Silky and delicate up front, with ripe acidity framing the rich, sweet flavors of red berries, and finishing with red cherry and earth.

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellations: 72% Monterey County; 20% Sonoma Coast; 8% Santa Barbara County
Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 20% New

Combining three vineyards, each in its own distinct AVA, Cherry Pie Pinot Noir showcases the best of each unique flavor profile. The Rodgers Creek Vineyard, located in the Sonoma Coast AVA, rests on a ridge in the Petaluma Wind Gap; a low spot in the Sonoma Coast Range that allows a constant flow of cool air directly from the Pacific Ocean. Well-draining White Rhyolite Volcanic Ash soils allow the earthiness of the Pommard & 777 Clones to shine. The Alta Loma Vineyard is located in the Monterey County AVA, overlooking the Salinas River Valley and planted on Arroyo Seco gravelly loam soil. These sparse, well-drained soils reduce yields, creating rich, concentrated flavors in the fruit. The Los Alamos Vineyard lies tucked into a canyon in Santa Barbara County that leads directly to the Pacific Ocean. The sandy soils, bright sunshine and cool ocean breezes combine to lengthen fruit ripening and extend hang time, resulting in intense aromatics and great acidity.

Cherry Pie defines a winemaking approach and technique created by cult winemaker Jayson Woodbridge whereby a micro fermentation approach is applied to a single-vineyard wine. Each vineyard lot is fermented in open top oak puncheons to allow more complexity and variety in the phenolic, aromatic and flavor components of the wine. This micro-fermentation produces a completely unique representation of the fruit from each vineyard.

Bellisima from Christie Brinkley

From Christie Brinkley

Bellisima Zero Sugar Sparkling Wine...$19.99

Made With Organic Grapes

By leaving our organic Glera grapes in autoclave for 7 months, we achieve a fresh sparkling wine with zero sugars or artificial flavors. Perfectly balanced and pleasantly acidic, it is velvety and dry, with hints of white flowers and grapefruit.

Uncorked at the very last minute, Bellissima Zero pairs beautifully with oysters, caviar, and raw fish.

Classification: Sparkling white wine
Grapes: 100% Glera

Since being discovered by a photographer in Paris while still in art school, Christie has appeared on over 500 magazine covers worldwide, served as a spokeswoman for CoverGirl, and performed on Broadway, in television, and in film.

Though undoubtedly beautiful herself, Christie has always endeavored to help others feel beautiful. She started Christie Brinkley's Authentic Skincare line to help fight aging, and helped create Hair2Wear, which offers women innovative and fashion-forward hair extensions for hair-to-go. Her New York Times best-selling book of beauty secrets, Timeless Beauty, offers guidance on what to eat, how to apply makeup, and what to wear.

Christie has also always found time to give back, and has received several awards for her work protecting our health and the environment. She has entertained troops from Bosnia to Kosovo, spoken out against nuclear weapons and power plants at the United Nations, and traveled to Africa in support of anti-elephant and rhino poaching campaigns.

Given Christie's commitment to creating and preserving beauty—in herself, in others, and in the natural world—it’s no surprise that her line of 100% organic Prosecco and sparkling wines are imbued with her Bellissima spirit.

As she says, "Dream big Bellissima dreams, and may they all come true!"

Vedrenne Supercassis

Vedrenne Supercassis de Bourgogne...$24.99
Supercassis is the flagship production from the house of Vedrenne since 1923 in Nuits Sait Georges. A state of the art production method allowing the finest available blackcurrants to be infused in premium spirit then sweetened to perfection in order to enhance the unique fragrances of the fruit. The obvious ingredient to all kinds of "kirs" and myriads of various coctails. Supercassis from Vedrenne is the number one recipient of gold medals and accolades in the world.

Alc./Vol.: 15%

Color: Pure black currant color, dense and shiny

Scent: Intense fruity aroma, the inimitable aromatic bouquet of the pure Burgundy blackcurrant.

Flavour: Intense and aromatic taste, potent and elegant, fruity and wonderfully lingering

Cocktail: Kir, Russian Spring Punch, Tequila Sunrise…

Neisson Agricole Rhum

Neisson Agricole Rhum Reserve Speciale...$64.99
Rums at the origin of this wine from a selection of different vintages.
No fewer than five different qualities of aged rums are components of this assembly, with aging put in over several years.
Rums behind the Special Reserve have aged between 50 and 60 months in barrels of less than 650 liters, with an average of 4 years and 5 months.  Initially, the white rums stay 6 months in new barrels of 350 liters, in Limousin oak. They are then transferred to older casks of various capacities and origins. Successive passes of the water spirits in barrels of different degrees of depletion ensure smooth extraction of perfume from the wooded character of oak lignin, while avoiding an excess tannins.
Reducing the alcohol content up to 42% takes place throughout the aging thanks to the annual two tools.

Serving suggestions:
Special Reserve appreciates pure, served in a snifter, or old punch with one stroke of the cane sugar syrup.

Agricole: French term for cane juice rum, a style of rum originally distilled in the French Caribbean islands from freshly squeezed sugar cane juice rather than molasses.

Four Square Single Blended Rum Criterion

Last call, we scored a little more...

Four Square Single Blended Rum Criterion...$76.99
Barbados Rum
Aged for 10 Years in Ex Bourbon and Ex Madeira Casks
56% ABV
2000 bottles made

Friday, July 21, 2017

Stiegl Radler Lemon

Stiegl Radler Lemon....$9.49 / 4pk cans

Great addition to the very popular grapefruit.

Back in stock at Forsyth now

Goose Island 49 IIPA

Goose Island Imperial 49 IIPA...$11.99 / 6pk
The label I found online says 4 hops - but the one we have says FIVE HOPS!
Amarillo - Calypso - Cascade - Chinook - Galaxy

Goose Island Brasserie Blanc

Goose Island Brasserie Blanc....$17.99 / 765ml
A golden ale aged in wine barrels with Orange Muscat juice, Brasserie Blanc has an aroma of semi-sweet Muscat grapes and a delicate body.   A touch of tartness is cut by a dry finish imparted by the yeast Brettanomyces, resulting in a flavor profile that is reminiscent of wild fermented old ales.

Big Muddy Dark Noon

basically gone, might be a bottle or two left at Forsyth

Big Muddy Dark Noon Russian Imperial Stout....$9.99 / 22oz
Limit 1 per person
Eclipse Beer - very limited!

Big Muddy Pumpkin Smasher

Big Muddy Pumpkin Smasher...$9.49 / 6pk
Brewed using real pumpkins and savory pumpkin pie spices giving hints of natural cinnamon and nutmeg. American hops balanced with Pale, Aromatic & Caramel malts create a full-bodied taste and exceptional flavor.
6.0% Alcohol By Volume

Old Danish Braggot is back

Dansk Old Danish Braggot...$21.99 / 750ml
Brewed from according to an old Danish recipe from 1700
"Old Danish Braggot is based on an 18th century recipe and is brewed according to old Danish traditions by Dansk Mjod A/S in collaboration with Orbaek Bryggeri. Old Danish Beer is brewed with Vienna and Munich malts, select hops and ginger, and the good water from Orbaek. It is blended with GI Dansk Mjod. Old Danish Braggot is a BLEND of a fully brewed/fermented & matured strong ale with a fully brewed/fermented/matured mead." -- importer
Strong ale: about 7% alc/vol, using vienna malts, munich malts, caramalts

"As there is no "standard definition" of "Braggot" developed yet just different versions/interpretations such as:- Should be fermentable honey & fermentable malt put together in the mash tun or - Honey can be added to fermentation tank or - Honey can be added to maturation tank {most would reject this definition}" -- importer

"Old Danish Braggot is best chilled and can be drunk to almost everything. History tells us that the Vikings drank Old Danish Braggot called Mjonsol at festive occasions as a special treat for kings." -- brewery

Forsyth beer tasting

The Wine and Cheese Place - FORSYTH
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105
Taste today from 4pm-6pm

  • North Coast Berliner Weisse Psasion Fruit Peach
  • Bur Oak Creme de la Hop 
  • Goose Island Imperial 49 IPA
  • 2nd Shift Unicorn Saison Killer
  • Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA
  • Rock Bridge Blood Spree Berliner Weisse
  • Tallgrass Blueberry Jam Berliner Weisse 

North Coast Passion Fruit Peach Berliner Weisse

North Coast Passion Fruit Peach Berliner Weisse...$5.49 / 22oz
Influential beer author the late Michael Jackson describes “Berlin White Beer” as having an “insistent sparkle, a fragrant fruitiness in the nose, a sharp, dry palate, and a frisson of quenching, sour acidity in the finish.”

North Coast Brewing’s Passion Fruit-Peach Berliner Weisse is made with the juice of peaches from California and passion fruit from Ecuador, a Pan-American take on the German classic.

TWCP Ballwin Whiskey Tasting Bar

New to the list now...
Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 23 Year Old Bourbon...$8 pour
Old Ripy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey...$7 pour

The Wine and Cheese Place Tasting Bar - Ballwin

14748 Clayton Road, Ballwin MO
Officially open
(You can grab a drink, anytime during store hours.  Depending on the reception, we might keep the store open later on Fridays and Saturdays down the road)

Sit down and have a drink or grab a glass to enjoy while you shop. 

Whiskey:  Check out the extensive list. Our tasting bar offers some rare and exciting whiskeys for you to enjoy. Some of the whiskeys on the list are very limited and are not currently available to purchase by the bottle to go. 

Cheese: check out our award winning cheese department and you can purchase some cheese to go along with your drink.

Wine: We have a selection of half bottles of white wine in the cooler and half bottles of red wine on the shelf if you would like to enjoy a bottle. Or you can purchase any bottle in the store and take the rest home with you if you like also . No corkage fee.

Beer: You can purchase a single bottle/can of beer from the cooler or we have offer three rotating beers on draft.

Current list includes:

  • Perennial Citra Paradisi TWCP 35th Anniversary Beer…$4
  • Founders Backwoods Bastard Bourbon Barrel Aged…$4
  • Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Collab with SURLY BREWING…$4

Here is the initial list -- subject to change, subject to products selling out as some are very limited.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Selvapiana Fornace Toscana

2012 Selvapiana Fornace Toscana...$36.98
We are the lowest price on Wine-Searcher
This is settling in nicely, showing fine texture and balance, with black currant, cedar, mineral and spice flavors taking on the character of a maturing Bordeaux, yet this remains slightly wild and earthy, offering hints of licorice and tar on the long aftertaste. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2027. 400 cases made.
Rated 94/100 Wine Spectator

Acrobat Pinot Gris Oregon

2015 Acrobat Pinot Gris Oregon...$10.99
From King Estate
Flat-out delicious, this brings compelling fruit flavors of melon, papaya and pineapple, coupled with juicy, mouth-cleansing acidity. The depth and complexity are phenomenal for an Oregon Pinot Gris produced in large quantities.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Rated their #1 Best Buy of the Year!!

House Wine CANS

We sampled them Saturday and people loved them - 
We stocked up!  Come and get it at Forsyth!
Perfect for coolers:
Floating, camping, fishing, patio, parties in the park, swimming pool, beach -- anywhere you cannot bring glass.
Wine drinkers now have cans like the beer drinkers!
House Wine Chardonnay...$4.99 / 375ml CAN

House Wine Red Blend...$4.99 / 375ml CAN
House Wine Rose...$4.99 / 375ml CAN
Created in 2004 by acclaimed winemaker Charles Smith, House Wine was designed with the goal of providing maximum value and quality in an iconic minimalist package. House Wine brings great wine, at a great price, to any great occasion. Box, bottle, or can, we invite you to find the perfect House Wine and make it yours.
Our house is your house.

Stone Woot Stout

Stone Woot Stout....$8.49 / 22oz
2017 Release
Imperial Stout
ALC/VOL: 13%
Drew Curtis, Creator & Patent Troll Killer
Wil Wheaton, Actor & Web Celeb
Greg Koch, CEO & Co-founder, Stone Brewing
It’s been four years since this otherworldly stout burst out of our collective proverbial chests. Four years since the primally viscous first release ooze-snaked across the galaxy. This specialty imperial stout draws its huge flavor from wheat (that’s Wil, natch), pecans and bourbon barrels (two homages to Drew’s home of Kentucky) and Greg’s lifelong quest for pushing the limits of “why the hell not?” to make bigger, bolder beers. The result is a mind-blowing amalgamation of intense yet smooth flavors, perfect for a warm summer evening, a cozy winter’s night or the approaching destruction of the entire human race (be it externally or internally inflicted).

For this year’s bottle art, we were thrilled to entrust the task to heralded comic book writer and artist Walt Simonson. He was gracious enough to work with us in exchange for our donation to The Hero Initiative, a charity organization that provides retirement funds for golden-age comic book artists.

New Glarus Collab

De Preof / New Glarus Collab Abtsolution....$15.99 / 750ml
We are thrilled to welcome Daniel Carey of New Glarus Brewing as our 11th annual partner in this series. A long-time student of classic Belgian ales and early practitioner of Belgian-style brewing among American brewers, Daniel brings a rich and divers background to this collaboration. In the true spirit of the project, we have created a beer based on the classic Belgian Abt style, with unique Wisconsin contributions including Santiam and Chinook hops. To further highlight the Dairy State we’ve added lactose for extra mouthfeel and richness. The result is a dark ale with fruity esters, a velvety smooth palate and balancing wood notes from our use of French and American oak along with spicy hop notes. This ale is designed to drink now, but we believe will evolve beautifully over the next 1-2 years.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Blanton's Bourbon raffle

Emails sent, thanks for your interest!

There were a few people that signed up that already got Blantons this year and some that were not in the WRC.  Sorry had to take you out of the raffle.  

We are continuing to mix it up to get these Bourbons spread out a little bit.  We are doing this one a little different.  Read carefully.

Raffle Method
A chance to PURCHASE a bottle of Blantons Bourbon

Guidelines: please read

  • You must be a member of our Whiskey Reward Club - WRC - you must have signed up before today (July 19th)
  • If you received a bottle of Blantons from us this year, you cannot enter. (when we draw the names, we will check your WRC account to make sure you have not purchased one this year already)
  • Deadline to enter is July 20th at 7am.   The drawing will be done after that.
  • If your name is drawn, you will be contacted and you will have 7 days to pick up the bottle (or have it shipped)
  • We will draw the exact number of names as bottles that we received.  
  • Instead of making this one the fastest finger, you have about 14 hours to enter into the drawing.  
  • You can only enter online.  Please do not call the store or try to sign up in the store.  We will only print out raffle tickets from our online store to use in the drawing.  Any other sign ups will not be added to the drawing.
  • You may only enter once, duplicate entries will be thrown out. 
After you go to the link below, click the "add to your cart" and then "check out" to sign up for the raffle.  Follow all the instructions to check out.Your credit card will not be charged for anything even if you enter it.  But you can also choose "Gift Card" to pay, that way you do not need to add a real credit card if you do not want to.  You can choose which store you want to pick up when you check out.  

Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon...$53.99
"The finest bourbon in the world comes from a single barrel. That’s the way Colonel Albert B. Blanton first bottled his private reserve bourbon nearly a century ago. Blanton believed the “center-cut” or middle sections of Warehouse H were the best for aging his bourbon. Personally tasting and choosing each barrel, these barrels were reserved and bottled for ambassadors, dignitaries, family and friends becoming the world’s first single barrel bourbon. His time honored tradition lives on today as only a handful of barrels fro

m the center of Warehouse H are selected to become Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon."

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Weller Special Reserve Bourbon - back in stock

Limit 2 bottles total per person (only 1 can be a 1.75)
You have 7 days to pick up, thanks.

Weller Special Reserve Bourbon...$19.99 / 750ml
Weller Special Reserve Bourbon...$32.99 / 1.75 ltr
Replacing the rye grain in our recipe with wheat provides for an exceptionally smooth taste. And at 7 years of age and "Kentucky proof"– 90 proof — W. L. Weller is a truly outstanding buy. Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast Magazine 
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90

Eagle Rare 10 Year Old is back!


Fastest finger on this one this time!
As the supply seems to be getting a little better.  Last time we did WRC on this one.

Limit 1 per person
You have 7 days to pick up!
Eagle Rare 10 Year Bourbon....$31.99 / 750 ml
Eagle Rare Bourbon Whiskey is masterfully crafted and carefully aged for no less than ten years. Every barrel is discriminately selected to offer consistent flavor but with a seemingly individual personality. Eagle Rare is a bourbon that lives up to its name with its lofty, distinctive taste experience.

TASTING NOTES:  The nose is complex, with aromas of toffee, hints of orange peel, herbs, honey, leather and oak. The taste is bold, dry and delicate with notes of candied almonds and very rich cocoa. The finish is dry and lingering.

45% alcohol; 90 proof
A sensational Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, this single barrel project is a powerful, pedal-to-the-metal, balls-to-the-walls style of bourbon that has been aged 10 years and has 45% alcohol, which makes it 90 proof. Seemingly bigger than that in the mouth, it is full-bodied with lots of caramelized citrus, maple syrup, smoky crème brûlée and cappuccino-like notes as well as terrific fruit from the fermentation. The wood is only a complementary aspect of this velvety textured, full throttle bourbon. It appears to be a classic. 95 points
Rated 95/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate