Saturday, August 19, 2017

A 96 point Cabernet for Under $20

A 96 point Cabernet for Under $20

2014 Tapiz “Alta Collection” Cabernet Sauvignon....$16.99
Crafted under the watchful eye of Jean Claude Berrouet, who recently retired after 44 years as head winemaker at Chateau Petrus. The Tapiz Alta Collection Cabenret represents one of the great values in Cabernet today!
A wine with lots of depth and fruit now with dark berry and dark chocolate character. Full body, velvety tannins and a long and flavorful finish. So much here. Give it four to five years bottle age. Great wine.
Rated 96/100 James Suckling

Seghesio Home Ranch at a great price

2011 Seghesio Zinfandel Home Ranch...$33.99

We are the lowest price on Wine-Searcher 
The average price on Wine-Searcher is $55
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $36.99
Dense, tightly wound and well-structured, with floral raspberry and spiced cinnamon aromas and zesty cherry, mineral and toasted herb flavors. The tannins bite down on the finish. Hands off for now. Drink now through 2021. 2,900 cases made.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Spectator

The dark ruby/plum-hued 2011 Zinfandel Home Ranch displays a big, briery, spicy, peppery, earthy bouquet, a supple, opulent, broad texture, surprising richness and plenty of up-front charm and seductiveness. This superb, full-bodied Zinfandel is one of the stars of the vintage.
Rated 90/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

St. Louis made Shrubs

Heirloom Shrub Tasting
The Wine and Cheese Place - Forsyth
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105
Friday - August 25 from 4-7pm

Heirloom Bottling Co. aims to bring you quality natural syrups and shrubs for your cocktails and soft drinks. Our products are crafted with natural ingredients and bold tastes to tantalize your palate and punch up your cocktails. We never use artificial flavorings, colors or processed sugars.

Made here in St. Louis
Made with the finest ingredients

Heirloom Blackberry Lemon Mint Cocktail Shrub...$18.99
Organic blackberries, organic cane sugar, organic apple cider....
great in carbonated water, bourbon, vodka, plus more.

Heirloom Blueberry Sage Cocktail Shrub...$18.99
Made with organic blueberries, organic cane sugar, organic apple cider...great added to Prosecco, with vodka, whiskey or even non-alcoholic in club soda.

Heirloom Grapefruit Ginger Vanilla...$18.99

Heirloom Lime Peppercorn Cocktail Syrup...$18.99

Made right here in St. Louis, Missouri
Support your local community!
A cocktail shrub is basically a sweetened vinegar based syrup used for mixing drinks.

New Glarus Collab

Last 12 bottles in stock now
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.

Stillwater/Westbrook Remix Project Gose Gone Wild

Stillwater/Westbrook Remix Project Gose Gone Wild....$8.49 / 22oz
Stillwater producing their version of Westbrook's Gose
"It’s no secret that we like to party, and sometimes it gets wild. So we took Westbrook’s refreshing Gose and cranked up the volume a bit, adding a massive dose of Citra & Amarillo hops, then fermented it various strains of Brettanomyces...Go Westbrook, it’s your birthday, get funky!!" -Brian (Stillwater Artisanal)

"This is our interpretation of Gose (pronounced “Gose-uh”), a traditional German-style sour wheat beer brewed with coriander and salt. Once nearly extinct, this very refreshing style is making a comeback." - Westbrook's description of their Gose

Evil Twin Brewing Sanguinem Aurantiaco

Back in stock
Evil Twin Brewing Sanguinem Aurantiaco...$10.99 / 4pk
Sour Ale with Blood Orange Added

Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail....$9.99 / 4pk 12 oz CANS
Imperial IPA with Mango and Orange Added - 12% ABV
Despite the crudeness it is tricky to make an effective Molotov cocktail. Despite the unruly nature of the rebel it is very tricky to resist accepted conventions. Molotov Cocktail is a tour de force in hoppiness, it's a spark for action and by far one of the most anti-authoritative beers ever made by Evil Twin Brewing

New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon

New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon...$27.99
Beer Barrel Bourbon is first aged in new American oak barrels before finishing in Dragon's Milk stout barrels. The beer-barrel lends biscuity notes and a smooth malt character to the robust whiskey tones of toffee and caramel.

Malt Bill:  70% Corn, 25% Barley, 5% Rye
Aged bourbon is finished in second-use Dragon's Milk barrels.

Two Roads and Evil Twin Collabs

Two Evil Geyser Gose....$10.99 / 4pk Cans
Two Roads and Evil Twin Collab
5.50% ABV
Two Roads and Evil Twin sourced local ingredients during a trip to Iceland for this collaboration including: Icelandic moss, rye, herbs, sea kelp, skyr (Icelandic yogurt) and birch-smoked sea salt to create a Two + Evil twist on a gose beer; a sour wheat-style ale with a hint of smoke, light lemon color, dry finish and thirst quenching appeal.

Two Evil Pachamama Porter....$9.99 / 4pk Cans
Two Roads and Evil Twin Collab
6.50% ABV
Our second collaboration with Danish/Brooklyn brewery Evil Twin, Two Roads and Evil Twin have paid homage to Incan heritage by using three Peruvian staple foods in this porter: sweet potatoes, purple mais and aji panca chili peppers. Pachamama is a goddess revered by the indigenous people of the Andes; she is known as the earth mother in Inca mythology. Given that the main ingredients of the 6.5% ABV porter come from the rich Peruvian soil, the two breweries thought the name Pachamama fit this product beautifully.

Stillwater Yacht Dry Hopped Session Lager

Stillwater Yacht Dry Hopped Session Lager...$10.99 / 4pk 16 oz CANS
Canned beer has made a serious return in the craft brewing world. Prior to this resurgence, the only beer found in cans were industrial lagers. So as a nod in both directions we present an elegantly crisp and hoppy new world lager. The light and refreshing pilsner malt body delivers an abundance of floral, spice, and grass driven hop flavors and aroma. Perfect for those luxurious cruises through the Caribbean.
Label Design Notes: The luxurious and refined mood of yachting is alluded to by the muted tones of traditional nautical colors. The stripe pattern elongates the perception of the can's size, so that it appears longer, thinner and grander. The Recorda typeface is modern and geometric, recalling the shape of a sailboat.

Evil Twin Sour Bikini Beer in CANS

  Back in stock!

Evil Twin Sour Bikini Beer...$8.49 / 4pk 12oz cans
98/100 RateBeer
3% ABV
Named after the atom bomb test grounds, designed by a French car engineer - the bikini was to many a disturbing and degrading creation and fortunately for others a symbol of emancipation.  This is attractively light bodied, seductively well balanced and very drinkable Sour Bikini is anything but a sissy beer.

Spanish GSM

This wine sees no oak and is a perfect everyday red!

Great GSM!

2014 Panarroz Jumilla Red GSM....$12.99
Best Buy - The Wine Enthusiast

Looking to exploit the great potential for value in Jumilla.   This youthful, unoaked blend offers plenty of plummy, dark fruit aromas, with light spicy, peppery notes, and bold fruit and a silky texture on the palate.  A versatile wine that will complement most meals, Panarroz will pair especially with with tapas, grilled vegetables, flank steak, seared tuna, and teriyaki-glazed salmon.
A perennial delicious value from the treasure trove of bargains found in Jumilla, this tank-fermented and aged blend of 80% Mourvedre, 10% Grenache and 10% Syrah displays a dark plum/purple color as well as sweet aromas of cassis, black fruits, earth and licorice." -- Robert Parker on the 2013 vintage.  2014 not rated yet.
Worth buying by the case!

2015 Rhone

2015 Rhone
The hits just keep on coming, 2015 is spoiling us with great wines from all over the world, but few Regions knocked it out of the park like the Rhone Valley in this historic vintage.Check out some of our latest and greatest releases:

2015 St Cosme Gigondas....$39.99
A textbook version of the brawny side of Gigondas, this offers a grippy alder bass line underneath layers of dark currant and fig fruit, while lots of tobacco, rosemary and bay fill in throughout. Muscular and energetic, this is built for the cellar
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

2015 Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Chaupin...$65.99
Pretty, with cassis and warm raspberry puree notes carried by silky but persistent structure, while rooibos tea, blood orange and incense accents fill in the background. The streamlined finish pulls everything together, letting the silky, perfumy feel sail on.
Rated 95/100 Wine Spectator

2015 Janasse Cotes du Rhone Terre D Argile...$19.99
Blue fruits and flowers on the nose. The freshness and open-knit structure make a compelling combination of generously fleshy and flavorsome style. Plums and blackberries throughout.
Rated 91/100 James Suckling

2015 Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape VV...$89.99 / 750ml 

2015 Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape VV...$182.99 / Magnums
Ripe and focused, with a delightful mix of cassis, blood orange and cherry coulis flavors streaming through, backed by black tea and apple wood accents. Finely beaded acidity lets the fruit stretch out, while a light mineral edge adds range. Shows an echo of licorice snap at the very end. Dense, but there’s remarkable grace here.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Spectator

Friday, August 18, 2017

Limited Bourbons

Special Limited Bourbon
----  Friday Flash Release ---

First come, first served at all four locations

Each person that asks at the register can buy
  • 1 bottle of Weller Special Reserve 750ml

There is not a lot of these - so they will go fastPlus, you can choose 1 bottle from the list below to purchase while supply lasts.
No phone calls or reservations.
  • Blantons
  • Stagg Jr.
  • Rock Hill Farms
  • Eagle Rare

Beer Tasting

All 4 stores will be tasting the Perennial Corail de Sang tonight from 4-6pm

Amazing tasting tonight!
Forsyth Tonight!

  • Perennial Corail de Sang
  • Founders Green Zebra
  • Stone 21st Hail to the Hop Thief
  • Founders DKML BA
  • Evil Twin Omnipollo Pink Lemonade IPA
  • Lagunitas WTF
Plus the tasting and release party of.....

All 4 stores will be tasting the Perennial Corail de Sang tonight from 4-6pm

Perennial Corail de Sang...$14.99
600 bottles produced
"Corail de Saing is a Belgian style Saison with torrified wheat aged in red wine puncheons with Brettanomyces for seven months.  Bottle conditioned, oak aged and brewed in collaboration with Paul Hayden and The Wine and Cheese Place to celebrate their 35th Anniversary." - label

More info from Chris Kinast....
"Corail de Sang was brewed back in September with loads of Torrified Wheat and a touch of American hops in the whirlpool, and fermented in Stainless Steel with our house clean Saison strain. From there it was transferred into 2 French red wine Puncheons with a signal strain of brettanomyces (Brett claussenni) and aged for 6 months before being packaged. It was then bottle conditioned for another 3 before it's release. Huge notes of tannic oak and almost a tropical fruit sweetness round out the pallet with just a slight tartness to finish it up. A touch of residual sweetness and a medium to high carb lead to a finish that will entice wine, cider or barrel-aged Saison drinkers alike. Corail de Sang will continue to develop in the bottle and age nicely (maybe a couple of years), but most will not build up any additional acidity." - Chris Kinast, Perennial Brewer

4 Hands Hopeless Romantic

no long online

4 Hands Hopeless Romantic...$6.99 / 500ml
Hopeless Romantic is a juicy, tropical saison dry-hopped
with a blend of fruity, citrusy hops. Two strains of ale yeast
and one strain on brettanomyces combine produce a bright, aromatic beer with just a hint of funk.

Logboat Moon Speck

no longer online
Logboat Moon Speck...$9.49 / 6pk
Black Ale to celebrate the Solar Eclipse

Stone 21st Anniversary Hail to the Hop Thief

Stone 21st Anniversary Hail to the Hop Thief....$7.49 / 22oz
Double IPA
ALC/VOL: 9.8%
IBUs: 80
The big wide world inspires our imagination and fuels our passions. Anything from music, film, beer, literature, architecture, food, engineering, poetry…all art forms essentially, including more beer. We steal with any and all things that possess the one value that we hold most dear: authenticity. The important thing of course is that ‘It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.’ So, what are we saying about this beer, exactly? We gave it our take. We took all there is to love about the IPA, got creative, dry-hopped it a lot, left it unfiltered and shared it openly in the hopes that in some way it may, in turn, inspire you. Hail to The Hop Thief, an original.

Still 630 Sherry Cask


Special one time limited edition Rye!

Still 630 Rally Point PX SHERRY Cask

This is our second collab with Still 630 for our 35th Anniversary!

Still 630 Rally Point Rye PX Sherry Cask Finish
Release Party and Tasting with Still 630!!
Tonight - Friday - August 18th from 4pm-6pm at two of our locations!

Meet Andrew Spaugh from Still 630
The Wine and Cheese Place - Ballwin
14748 Clayton Road in BALLWIN
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Meet David Weglarz from Still 630
The Wine and Cheese Place - FORSYTH
7435 Forsyth Blvd in Clayton, 63105
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TWCP Collab....

Still 630 Rally Point Rye SHERRY Cask...$44.99 / 375ml 

Bottled at Cask strength
62.5% ABV
124.3 proof

We scored a Sherry barrel and sent it down to Still 630 to age their fantastic Rally Point Rye!
Aged in a Galvan e Hijos Pedro Ximenez Sherry Barrel

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Yves Cuilleron Condrieu Petit Cote

2015 Yves Cuilleron Condrieu Petit Cote....$55.99
Layers of fig, pear, quince, nectarine and yellow apple fruit course through this gorgeous white, gilded with hazelnut oil, orange pith and bitter almond notes. Offers an opulent range, yet remains focused. Shows Viognier’s uniqueness. Drink now through 2021. 210 cases imported.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

WhistlePig Farmstock Rye

Limit 1 per person
WhistlePig Farmstock Rye Whiskey...$81.99
FarmStock is a historic step in realizing our vision of creating a true farm-to-bottle whiskey. It is the manifestation of the dream that launched the company: to produce the finest whiskey in the world from our Vermont farm.

Rye Crop 001 marries the untamed contours and boldness of our estate whiskey, which only youth can provide, with the richness of our best five to six-year ryes, topped off with the splendor of our 12 Year whiskey.

Nose: Abundant oak, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and mint.

Bone Snapper X-Ray Rye 4 Year Reserve

Bone Snapper X-Ray Rye 4 Year Reserve....$42.99
Batch #1
110 proof
55% ABV

Evil Twin Bushido Berliner Style

Evil Twin Bushido Berliner Style....$13.99 / 4pk 16oz Cans
The code of conduct for the samurai, Bushido, held that the true warrior must show loyalty, courage, respect, integrity, gratitude, compassion, and above all, honor.  Same unwritten code went into the making of this beer.  A loyal and grateful collaboration with Micah Melton of  the Aviary in Chicago and New York.  With deep respect and compassion for the ingredients we brewed a courageous take on a Berliner Weisse and respectfully added yuzu and chili.  The result - Bushido.  It was truly an honor

Evil Twin / Omnipollo Old Fashioned Lemonade IPA

This one sold fast the first time - more in stock now!
Evil Twin / Omnipollo Old Fashioned Lemonade IPA...$12.99 / 4pk 12oz
A refreshing drink often associated with childhood nostalgia to others a pop cultural symbol of emancipation.  Whatever the association we teamed up with good old Swedes Henock and Karl of the fashionable Omnipollo to squeeze out a tasty, tempting and deceivingly well balanced IPA with sweet and sour notes of old fashioned memories.  Perhaps you can taste the dishonesty, it's all over your breath, it's lemonade.

First time for the Pink version
Evil Twin / Omnipollo Pink Lemonade IPA...$14.99 / 4pk / 12oz

Partida Tequila

Partida Reserva Silver....$34.99
Real and fresh expression of blue agave. Crystal clear appearance. Perfect harmony and balance between aromas and flavors. Wide and complex variety of herbal, earthy and citrus notes dominate. Hints of tropical fruits and vanilla but overall cooked agave, sweet potatoes, black pepper, volcanic minerals and grapefruit.
Five Stars -- "The Partida Tequilas are simply the finest line
of tequilas that money can buy."
F. PAUL PACULT / The Spirit Journal

This elegant blanco features gentle floral notes, agave sweetness and a refreshing touch of minerality, finishing crisp and peppery. Shows surprising finesse for an unaged Tequila.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Partida Reserva Tequila Reposado...$39.99
Natural and beautiful light amber color with golden tones, transparent and clean, brilliant and full bodied. Notable aromas of vanilla, cooked agave, caramel, butter, bourbon, hazelnut and almond. These aromas are confirmed in the mouth. This amazing Reposado is the result of a great base of Tequila Blanco, the right cask selection and the perfect age timing.
"Trust that when you uncork a bottle of Partida Reposado, you're opening one of the finest tequilas made." -- BARMEDIA

Partida Reserva Tequila Anejo....$45.99
Intense golden color with tones of bronze. Clean and full bodied. Refined aromas of oak, chocolate, dry fruits and butter. A pleasant spice at the tongue, it has flavors of black and green pepper, white oak, vanilla, and maple honey. Although it has 18 months of aging the flavor of agave is still present.
"Rated among the top three Añejos in the world" -- WINE ENTHUSIAST

Partida Gran Reserva Tequila Elegante...$329.99
Dark amber color and high density body denote the long aging process. Aged at a minimum of 40 months, Elegante is an Extra Añejo. Its complex aromas come with deep notes of toasted oak, dark chocolate, coffee and ripe banana. The palate entry is slightly toasty, peppery and spicy. Every sip of Elegante confirms not only the initial aromas but also new and different flavors such as agave, vanilla, caramel, bourbon, butter, maple, almonds, hazelnuts, black pepper, citrus flowers and more. This tequila lives up to its name; it is simply elegant in all senses.
"Top Rated Tequila" -- WINE ENTHUSIAST
This super-smooth, limited-edition Tequila is aged up to 40 months in American oak. Bright, with a rich golden color, there is an initial flurry of black pepper, sprightly jalapeño and vanilla notes that settle into a warm, mellow crème brûlée groove. Lovely gift-worthy packaging includes a black leather strap tied around the neck of the hefty bottle, plus a crystal decanter stopper.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast