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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Tattersall Distilling - Minnesota



From Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tattersall Gin....$32.99
A New World gin born from Old World wisdom.
Crafted with 22 carefully selected botanicals from around the globe, Tattersall Gin is our flagship for a reason — smooth and textured with just the right bite.
Distilled from 100% Certified Organic Corn Neutral Grain Spirits.
43% ABV



Tattersall Barreled Gin...$37.99
So compelling. It begs to be sipped neat.
Tattersall Barreled Gin is our flagship conditioned in French oak white wine barrels for an added layer of complexity. Try it on its own, you won’t regret it.
Distilled from 100% Certified Organic Corn Neutral Grain Spirits.
43% ABV



Great to have another Aquavit option at our store!
Tattersall Aquavit....$32.99
The Scandinavian rival to our gin.
Tattersall Aquavit is crafted from a complex blend of botanicals
with caraway leading the charge. Use it as a substitute for vodka to enjoy a new twist on the classics.
Distilled from 100% Certified Organic Corn Neutral Grain Spirits.
43% ABV


Tattersall Grapefruit Crema...$29.99
Bold, fresh and beautiful.
Made with a careful balance of flowers and grapefruit zest,
Tattersall Grapefruit Crema bursts with flavor unlike any other.
Use in place of triple sec or Curaçao for a delicious twist.
Grapefruit Crema Liqueur. 40% ABV

Tattersall Creme de Fleur....$29.99
A balancing act of six aromatic flowers.
Tattersall Crème de Fleur is distilled with six flowers and
post-macerated with additional flowers for a beautifully concentrated flavor and aroma.
Creme de Fleur Liqueur. 30% ABV


2015 Chateauneuf du Papes score big again!

We have them in stock NOW at Forsyth - no need to pre-order!

More Amazing 2015 Chateauneuf Du Pape, the hits just keep coming!


2015 Bosquet des Pape Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition....$39.99
Bright ruby-red. High-pitched, spice-accented red fruit aromas are complicated by floral and herb nuances that build with air. Sweet, penetrating raspberry and cherry flavors show very good depth and energy, while licorice pastille and white pepper qualities develop slowly. Rich yet lively in style, finishing with very good focus and gentle tannins that frame the appealingly sweet fruit. This wine is an excellent example of a "basic" Châteauneuf.
Rated 90-92/100 Vinous Media


2015 Bosquet des Pape Chateauneuf du Pape 

Chante Le Merle...$62.99 / 750ml
Chante Le Merle...$129.99  / Magnum
The old vine cuvée is the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes and is a non-destemmed blend of 90% Grenache and 5% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre. Aged in foudre and demi-muids, it offers textbook notes of black raspberries, kirsch, garrigue, pepper and leafy herbs, as well as full-bodied richness, ripe, polished tannin and a great finish. I’ve found this cuvée to be a touch rustic in the past, but recent vintages show another level of purity, elegance and finesse.
Rated 93-95/100 The Wine Advocate


2015 Bosquet des Pape Chateauneuf du Pape A la Gloire de Mon Gran Pere...$62.99
The blockbuster styled 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape A La Gloire de Mon Grand-Père (98% Grenache and 2% Cinsault) put a smile on my face and offers full-bodied, layered, decadent notes of kirsch, blackberries, dried stones/earth and lavender. It’s a big wine, yet stays balanced, silky and even elegant on the palate, with notable tannic grip. It will keep for 15+ years.
Rated 94-96/100 The Wine Advocate



2015 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape...$102.99 / 750ml
2015 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape...$209.99 / Magnum
This has a drop-dead gorgeous core of cassis and raspberry pâte de fruit flavors that holds center stage but still allows notes of Lapsang souchong tea, anise, incense and shiso leaf to chime in. Very long, with a sublime feel through the mineral-tinged finish. So seductive already, but this will cruise in the cellar. Drink now through 2040.
Rated 98/100 The Wine Spectator

Friday, September 15, 2017

Uinta Cahoots Flanders Red in Port Barrels



Uinta Cahoots Flanders Red in Port Barrels....$11.99 / 750ml
Aged for 18 months in Port Barrels, our Cahoots Flanders Red is ready to take flight. Brewed with rich caramel malt and fermented with a blend of wild yeast and bacteria, this brew has a complex finish with bright notes of cherries and raspberries.

Uinta PIt Stop Apricot IPA



Uinta Pit Stop Kettle Soured Apricot IPA...$8.49 / 22oz
Kettle Soured Apricot IPA

New Holland Baltic Anomaly




New Holland Baltic Anomaly....$9.99 / 4pk

Honey Baltic Porter
Much like the alien mystery found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea, this Baltic Porter boasts an anomaly of its own. Honey lends an extraterrestrial dimension to this earthly porter, balancing out the sweetness with a slightly dry finish.

Beer Tasting Tonight - Forsyth!

Beer Tasting tonight at Forsyth---4pm-6pm
Includes:

  • Stone Brewing Neapolitan Dynamite
  • Uinta Pit Stop Apricot IPA
  • Grimm Artisan Ales Passion Dome
  • Mikkeller / Boon Oude Geuze
  • Mikkeller Hallo Ich Bin Watermelon Berliner Weisse
  • Mikkeller Hallo Ich Bin Blueberry Berliner Weisse

Founders Brewing Green Zebra



Founders Brewing Green Zebra....$8.49 / 6pk
Each year we brew a beer to benefit ArtPrize, the world’s largest art competition held annually in our hometown of Grand Rapids, MI. This year’s beer is Green Zebra. Subtly sour and a little sweet, this ale is a refreshing take on a nearly extinct German style, gose. Watermelon is the highlight of this lightly-hopped treat and gives it a hint of satisfying juiciness. The soft mouthfeel and dry finish comes courtesy of the addition of sea salt, a traditional gose ingredient.

Prior releases have included Mosaic Promise, Pale Joe, Spectra Trifecta and Inspired Artist Black IPA.

Stone Brewing Neapolitan Dynamite



Stone Brewing Paul Bischeri/Patrick Martinez/Abnormal Beer Co
Neapolitan Dynamite...$8.49 / 22oz
San Diego may be best known for its hop-forward IPAs, but this county has a long and proud history of stouts, porters and the dark arts. Case in point, the winners of this year’s American Homebrewers Association-sanctioned Stone Homebrew Competition: Paul Bischeri & Patrick Martinez and their champion creation, Neapolitan Dynamite. For our additional collaborator, we enlisted noted Stout Master Derek Gallanosa from Abnormal Beer Company to bring this ice cream sundae of a beer to life in full scale. The result is a rich, decadent beer, with the sweetness of the strawberry and vanilla balanced out by dark chocolate and coffee. Available in bottle and on draft, but not on a waffle cone, unfortunately.

Ballwin Balvenie tasting Sept 15th 4-7pm

TONIGHT!!!

The Wine and Cheese Place - BALLWIN
14748 Clayton Road, Ballwin MO
636.527.1144
Open House Tasting

September 15th - 4-7pm


Let us know on Facebook if you are coming

Giant Tasting!


(list subject to change)




Thursday, September 14, 2017

Germain Robin Millard Fillmore Brandy



Germain Robin Millard Fillmore Brandy...$31.99
"The folks at Germain-Robin, a craft distillery in Northern California, honored the 13th president of the United States, Millard Fillmore, with their latest brandy because, like American brandies, they consider him to be not very well known or appreciated. I confess little knowledge of President Fillmore, the last Whig Party president (1850 to 1853), but I have been an admirer of the Cognac-style brandies the company keeps producing. You may call this new one an entry-level brandy, a gentle blend that delivers smooth, floral and dried-fruit notes on the palate and sells for a reasonable price." -- The New York Times

Weston Brewing Lil Lucy's Tropical Amber



Weston Brewing Lil Lucy's Tropical Amber....$8.99 / 6pk
Fresh Mango and Habanero Lager

Domaine Guiberteau Saumur - rare wines






2016 Guiberteau Saumur Blanc....$23.99
Variety: Chenin Blanc
Vine Age: Planted from 1935-2012
Terroir: Clay, limestone soil
Viticulture: Organic
Pressing of whole clusters, indigenous yeast fermentation in tank. Aging on fine lees in tank, light filtration.  The grapes come from younger vines in Clos des Carmes and Clos de Guichaux, and older vines on the bottom of the hill of Brézé.
Pruning method is Guyau Val de Loire. 5,500 vines are planted per hectare. Maximum average yield is 45 hl per hectare.







2015 Guiberteau Saumur Blanc Clos de Guichaux...$37.99
Variety: Chenin Blanc
Vine Age: Planted in 2003
Terroir: Bizay, silt and sand soils on relatively soft limestone bedrock
Viticulture: Organic
Gentle pressing of whole clusters, no chaptalization, alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts and 9 months aging in older barrels (2 to 4 years).  This vineyard, a monopole of the domaine, is planted with a density of 5,500 vines per hectare and the maximum yield is 45 hl per hectare. The average production for this cuvée is 500 cases.






2014 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Blanc Breze...$54.99
Variety: Chenin Blanc
Vine Age: Planted 1933, 1952
Terroir: Sand and clay, soft limestone base soils.
Viticulture: Organic
Pressing of whole clusters. Natural yeast fermentation in oak barrels (new, 1-2 year old). 18 months aging on fine lees in barrel.   From two old vine parcels, the pruning method is Guyau Val de Loire. Vineyards are planted with a density of 5,500 vines per hectare and the maximum yield is 35 hl per hectare.
Production: about 450 cases.



2016 Guiberteau Saumur Rouge....$25.99
Variety: Cabernet Franc
Vine Age: Planted 1955-1957
Terroir: 3 parcels, silt and sand topsoils covering soft limestone
Viticulture: Organic
Vinification: 100% de-stemming, maceration in concrete tanks for 10-60 days. Natural yeast fermentation and aging in tank for 6 months.    Pruning method is Guyau Val de Loire. Vineyards are planted with a density of 5,500 vines per hectare. The maximum yield is 40-50 hl per hectare.
Approximately 1,040 cases produced.



2014 Guiberteau Saumur Rouge Les Arboises Monopole...$54.99
Variety: Cabernet Franc
Vine Age: Planted in 1957
Terroir: Hill of Brézé, south-facing, sand and silt topsoils over limestone
Viticulture: Organic
100% de-stemmed, 10 days to 4 weeks maceration in concrete tanks. Natural yeast alcoholic fermentation. 18 months aging in oak barrels (80% new, 20% 1 year old), unfiltered.   In the vineyard, the pruning method is Guyau Val de Loire. Vineyards are planted with a density of 5,500 vines per hectare. The maximum yield is 30 hl per hectare.
Less than 60 cases produced.

Delice d'Argental



Back in stock now at our Forsyth location!
Delice d'Argental Triple Creme Cheese


Article from Serious Eats
Eat This Cheese: Delice d'Argental
If you read this column regularly, you already know that I'm a fiend for triple-cream cheeses. I've walked miles to find them, driven hours to buy them, and flown overseas to eat them. What makes a triple cream so fantastic, you ask? It's the fact that extra cream is added to the cheese before the curds form, bringing the total fat content of the milk solids to a silky, creamy 75% or more. Yowza.

Of all the triple creams I've had in my travels, Delice d'Argental is possibly the most luxurious cow's milk cheese I've ever eaten, beating out its similarly named and textured cousin, Delice de Bourgogne. (It might even surpass my longtime favorite, Brillat Savarin.) The velvet qualities of this cheese are made possible by the addition of crème fraîche, providing not only an extra silky mouthfeel, but a seductive tang that plays on your lips like a careless whisper.

Aged enough, the flesh beneath the bloomy rind turns to a cloud of dairy fluff, nearing the texture of freshly-made whipped cream. Despite this softness, Delice d'Argental still packs a hefty punch of salt and mushroom flavor. Let it linger, and you might even catch a hint of sweetness.

I'd heartily recommend this cheese with a decadent bubbly, ideally a Crémant de Bourgogne, and maybe a handful of fresh blueberries or blackberries.
 Stephanie Stiavetti, Serious Eats

Glengoyne Single Malt Scotch Tasting -- Open House

Glengoyne Single Malt Scotch Tasting
Open House


September 14th from 5-7pm
With Ben Potter of Glengoyne
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105

Ben Potter could not make it due to Irma, but we are still having the tastying.

Taste:
  • Glengoyne 10yr Old Single Malt
  • Glengoyne 12yr Old Single Malt
  • Glengoyne 15yr Old Single Malt
  • Glengoyne 18yr Old Single Malt (tasting only, not for sale yet)**
  • Glengoyne Cask Strength (tasting only, not for sale yet)**
** Coming soon, we will have bottles to taste, but not for sale yet!


Ben Potter:
Ben Potter grew up in Oxford, England, and lived there until 2002. While in England he often visited Scotland where he had family living, particularly Islay and Glasgow. He then moved to Florida, attended the University of South Florida and graduated in 2014.

Along the way, he acquired a decade’s worth of experience working in the service industry doing everything from bartending to helping open new establishments, creating menus and training service staffs.

Ben then became the US Brand Ambassador for Glengoyne in January 2016. His duties consist of sales with in the Southeast area of the US and education about Glengoyne throughout the United States

Drie Fonteien and Cantillon will go through the BRC.

Emails were sent out this morning - - check your spam box too
Drie Fonteien and Cantillon will go through the BRC.
Cantillon Kriek 375ml
Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus 375ml
Cantillon FouFoune 750ml
Cantillon Classic Gueuze 750ml
Cantillon Classic Gueuze 375ml
Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek
Drie Fonteinen Armand & Gaston
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze 750ml
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze 375ml

The next BRC release will be for the Reserve Session of our Beer Fest -- 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Odell Pyrus and Prunus





Odell Pyrus and Prunus....$14.99 / 750ml
Pyrus & Prunus is an oak aged sour golden ale brewed with heavy additions of pear and peach puree resulting in a full bodied, pleasantly effervescent, refreshingly tart ale. The two fruits work in harmony, as aromas of peach pie and fresh pear swirl from the glass. The tart complexity of the sour golden marries with ripe fruit flavors that burst forth with every sip. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Dogfish Head World Wide Oak Aged VANILLA



Already turned it off - sorry when fast


Deadline to pick up will be Friday 9/15 at 7pm this week.
We are doing a short one as we are out of room.

Dogfish Head World Wide Oak Aged VANILLA....$8.99 / 12oz
Rare and often rumored about in the darkest corners of the beer community, World Wide Stout is dark, rich, roasty and complex, and lingers somewhere beyond the limits of the average beer.

Brewed with a ridiculous amount of barley, we've now taken this Dogfish Head classic and aged it on oak with real vanilla beans! With a little tender love and care we foster this beer from smooth, sweet wort into the big, bad blackend stout it always longed to be. Its bold, port-like complexity goes great with (or as) dessert.

With its high ABV, this is an excellent candidtate for cellaring, so grab a few bottles to enjoy now and lay the others down for a few years.

2017 Laphroaig Cairdeas Single Malt Scotch




Limit 1 per person for now
2017 Laphroaig Cairdeas Single Malt Scotch...$66.99
Cask Strength - 57.2%
Quarter Cask
The 2017 is a Cask strength Quarter Cask which uses the art of ageing in smaller casks to create more intense maturation through greater contact with the American oak.  

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Rye



Jack Daniel's Tennessee Rye...$21.99 / 750ml
45% ABV
70% RYE. 100% JACK.
Introducing rye whiskey made Jack’s way. Crafted with our 70-percent rye grain bill, natural spring water from our own Cave Spring Hollow, and Jack’s time-honored charcoal mellowing process, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye is a whiskey that could only come from Lynchburg, Tennessee. Master Distiller Jeff Arnett and the whiskey makers of the Jack Daniel Distillery have created a unique rye that’s undeniably spicy and complex yet sippin’ smooth. It might be one of our first new recipes in over 150-years, but if you know Jack, you’ll know Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye.
70% RYE GRAIN BILL
CHARCOAL MELLOWED

Benromach Speyside Sassicaia Finish



Benromach Speyside Single Malt Sassicaia Finish....$69.99
Distilled 2009
Bottles 2017

The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd today unveils the latest expression to join their portfolio of Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Benromach Sassicaia 2009 Wood Finish.

The latest limited edition from the Forres based distillery offers whisky lovers a unique flavour profile, as a result of a final finishing period in Sassicaia wine casks from the renowned Bolgheri wine region.

Distilled in 2009 and initially matured in first fill bourbon barrels, Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish (45% ABV) is a deep ruby red in colour, with notes of ripe berries, milk chocolate drops, and hints of ginger and cinnamon, complemented by a subtle sense of smoke.


Benromach Distillery Manager Keith Cruickshank said:
“Here at Benromach we have an esteemed portfolio of single malt whisky. Our Wood Finish expressions allow us the opportunity to provide our customers with a special malt which is full of character, thanks to the final maturation period in casks from distinguished wine regions.
“The final finishing period in Sassicaia wine casks allows for an exceptional flavour profile to develop, full of summer fruits and soft spice.

Auchentoshan The Bartender's Malt Limited Edition #1



Auchentoshan The Bartender's Malt Limited Edition #1....$41.99
AUCHENTOSHAN® SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY UNVEILS THE BARTENDER’S MALT
 Auchentoshan®, the original city Single Malt Scotch Whisky, today announced the release of The Bartender’s Malt, a bespoke innovation comprised of a blend of whiskies selected by some the most innovative bartenders in the world. Developed by bartenders, for bartenders, this is the very first Auchentoshan Single Malt Scotch of its kind. 

Auchentoshan has a bold, fearless approach to whisky and continually breaks convention in the industry by marrying traditional craft with progressive thinking to produce a triple distilled scotch that reflects its Distilled Different ethos. This dedication to forward-thinking was the driving force behind the creation of the New Malt Order - a collective of highly skilled bartenders from around the world who collaborated to produce The Bartender’s Malt. 

“Each member of the New Malt Order has made an indelible mark on our Single Malt to create not just a new liquid but a new interpretation of our brand,” said Judith Giegerich, Senior International Brand Manager Malts for Beam Suntory. “We’re proud to champion the talents of dynamic bartenders from around the world who refuse to be constrained by tradition and look forward to sharing The Bartender’s Malt with the global bartending community.”

The New Malt Order team was responsible for every element of The Bartender’s Malt, from the careful selection of casked whisky to the packaging design and branding. The result is a Single Malt Scotch Whisky with the sweet and smoky aroma of apricots, honey and tobacco leaf, and a zesty yet smooth and delicate Auchentoshan taste. The Bartenders’ Malt is derived from a collection of whiskies matured in a diversity of oak, including American and European, as well as a variety of Sherry casks. 

The New Malt Order was launched in 2016 to hero the best bartending talent from around the world. Twelve inaugural members were chosen from five countries to produce The Bartender’s Malt:
  • Valerie Alvardo (United States)
  • Kristina Magro (United States)
  • Jonathan Shock (United States)
  • Tommy Klus (United States)
  • Jack Wareing (United Kingdom)
  • Georgia Billings (United Kingdom)
  • Jan Jehli (Germany)
  • Lucia Schurmann (Germany)
  • Michele Heinrich (Germany)
  • Oliver Stern (Canada)
  • Linus Morgan (Sweden)
  • Charlotte Halsius (Sweden) 




Logboat Knothole Marzen Lager




Logboat Knothole Marzen Lager....$9.49 / 6pk

Logboat from Missouri - Oktoberfest style!

Southern Tier Cold Press Coffee Pumking






Southern Tier Cold Press Coffee Pumking...$12.99 / 4pk

Cold press coffee is a lengthy process, but it results in a smooth coffee flavor with nutty, cocoa & chocolatey notes. Add these scrumptious tones to Pumking’s biscuity, pumpkin pie spices & you’ve got something extra special for fall.

The cold brew process creates a perfectly balanced & distinctively smooth coffee taste.

Many coffee beers are made using beans on the hot side- but not ours. A cold brew leaves behind the bitter acids and some fatty oils that can lead to a harsher, more vegetal taste transfer, and instead, highlights the roasted, comfortable coffee taste we all love. This, paired with the perfect pumpkin pie spice in our imperial Pumking ale creates the entire picture in just one sniff and sip.

Cold Press Coffee Process:
A roasted coffee bean contains many compounds that are extracted when it comes in contact with heated water (or wort in this case). Some of those compounds, including certain oils & fatty acids, are soluble only at a high temperature. During the cold brew process, coffee beans are never exposed to high temperature. At only 30 IBU, cold press brewing extracts the delicious flavor compounds (& some of the caffeine) from coffee beans, but leaves behind myriad bitter oils and biting fatty acids. These are the same bitter acids & fatty oils that surface to the top of a hot cup of coffee, and give hot-brewed coffee that familiar ‘bite’, thus the reason people attempt to soften the acidic taste with cream in their coffee.

Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay





2014 Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay $39.99 

(Compare to Total Wine $47.97 in MO)
We are thrilled to offer ths Napa Legend at an amazing price! We haven't seen Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay at $39.99 in years and with Chardonnay prices rising this is an absolutely amazing deal.
Newton’s unfiltered Chardonnay has been a consistent winner since it was first launched in the early 1980s, when the fruit was coming from what is today John Kongsgaard’s Judge cuvée. Newton is still making this wine unfiltered, and the 2014 Chardonnay Unfiltered is rich and displays beautiful white peach, honeysuckle and tropical fruit, some nice, crisp wet pebble minerality in the background and a full-bodied mouthfeel. Deep, layered and complete, this is a big-time winner.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

Southern Tier Salted Caramel Imperial Stout




Southern Tier Salted Caramel Imperial Stout...$16.99 / 4pk
We brewed Salted Caramel to pay tribute to one of our favorite sweets. In the same vein as salted caramel chocolates and truffles, our Salted Caramel stout is the perfect balance of sweet decadence and savory salt. Perfect alone, or enjoyed as a float. Contains lactose sugar.

Southern Tier Rum Barrel Aged Pumking


Southern Tier Rum Barrel Aged Pumking....$12.99 / 22oz
Back in 2014 we had the good fortune of finding a cache of rum barrels which we quickly filled with Pumking making what was affectionately called “Rumking.” We were lucky to have found more barrels in 2016 and again in 2017. This batch promises to be at least as delicious as versions past.
Imagine our inimitable Imperial Pumking Ale as the captain on the high seas, flying the Jolly Roger. The ‘King sails for ports unknown in this limited release. Rum Barrel Aged Pumking has been kept like secret treasure in the hollows of the brewery, patiently awaiting discovery. Yo ho ho!
Enjoy Rum Barrel Aged Pumking now, or keep it hidden standing upright in a dark and cool place until you can say ‘anchors aweigh!’