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Saturday, November 18, 2017

2016 JJ Prum have arrived!








2016 JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett....$33.99
2016 JJ Prum Bernkasteler Badstube Kabinett...$27.99
2016 JJ Prum Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett...$29.99
2016 JJ Prum Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese....$36.99

The great 2016 vintage has arrived - no scores yet. But they should be big!

"The Mosel is back on top. After a long week of non-stop tastings with the JamesSuckling.com team in the spectacular valley of the Mosel and its tributaries the Saar and the Ruwer, it’s clear to me that the 2015 and 2016 vintages are something special." -- James Suckling




2015 JJ Prum - great scores!





2015 JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese...$53.99
The 2015 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese (AP 17) is clear, though still a bit reductive on the nose, offering sweet herbal flavors more than anything else. There are very subtle mineral flavors in the background. The wine is round, highly refined and perfectly balanced on the palate, provided with a lush and sweet fruit, an elegant texture and a stimulating salinity and grip in the finish. This is gorgeous! Keep it for another 5-10 years, though.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 Vinous
Rated 97/100 James Suckling


2015 JJ Prum Graacher Himmerlreich Auslese...$45.99
The 2015 Graacher Himmelreich Auslese (AP 16) displays a very clear, precise and flinty/smoky bouquet of perfectly ripe stone fruits and crushed stones, intertwined with lemon flavors. This Auslese is enormously mouth-watering, incredibly piquant and salty, with an endless flow of lush fruit juice and melting minerals. This is a great Riesling and a digestible, picture-book Auslese.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 Vinous
Rated 96/100 James Suckling


2015 JJ Prum Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese...$36.99
Prüm's 2015 Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese is clear, intense and flinty on the nose, very precise but well concentrated; however, it is the most reductive of the Spätlese quartet. Round and piquant, with a stimulating fruit and salinity, this is a very well-defined, crystalline and straight Spätlese of great finesse and elegance. It needs five years or so to unfold all its talents, but it can surely age for 20 or 30 years.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 Vinous
Rated 95/100 James Suckling

Pickle Flavored Vodka!

Double Gold and Silver Medal Winning Vodka!

We sell a ton of this Vodka - you might want to grab some for Bloody Marys on Thanksgiving!  





Back in stock ---
Try it in your next Bloody Mary!
Chilled Dills Pickle Flavored Vodka...$19.99 / 750ml
We have combined the amazing taste of the finest pickles and their juice with a U.S. made, ultra-premium vodka. Combining the two, we have created a delicious, flavored vodka with a hint of dill pickle; very smooth and refreshing.


We start where many leave off. After our vodka has been distilled 6 times we start our flavor infusion process. This is a patented one of a kind technology that not only infuses our all natural flavor on a molecular level to prevent “falling apart” in mixed or iced drinks it also utilizes ultrasonic waves to create chemical compounds that we can then filter out. The result is a cleaner, more pure spirit than can be created with traditional distilling practices. In fact, a College of Charleston Analysis found our vodka to be up to 70% more pure than two of our “top shelf” competitors that are sold at a much higher price point.


Whether mixing it in a bloody mary, a pickle tini, on the rocks, or with your own drink creations we know you will enjoy the unique, full-flavor of Chilled Dills™ Pickle Flavored Vodka. Check out our inspiring recipes here



2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Silver Medal

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the biggest and most prestigious international competition in the United States. There were 1467 Spirits that competed from 64 countries and 41 states. This being the 14th year of competition, Chilled Dills is honored to have received the Silver Medal in the Flavored Vodka category!

2013 The Fifty Best Flavored Vodka: Double Gold Medal Winner
TheFiftyBest.com rating the finest in wines and spirits, has once again shined its spotlight on flavored vodka. TheFiftyBest.com recently hosted a Flavored Vodka Tasting, where 53 contenders were evaluated for the distinguished “Best Flavored Vodka” awards for 2013. TheFiftyBest.com is very pleased to announce that Chilled Dills Vodka was awarded a Double Gold medal in the “Spice & Misc” category!

Stone Brewing Xocoveza Charred





Now available for online reservation.
Short pick up window. Must pick up by Tuesday at 7pm.
We want to put the rest out on Thanksgiving Eve for people to grab for the big day.


Stone Brewing Xocoveza Charred...$14.99 / 500ml
Batch #3 - 2016 Series
Ale brewed with cocoa, coffee and spices and aged in Bourbon Barrel.



Old Rasputin BA!! Limited





 
Now available for online reservation.
Short pick up window.  Must pick up by Tuesday at 7pm.
We want to put the rest out on Thanksgiving Eve for people to grab for the big day.

North Coast Barrel Aged Old Rasputin XX...$19.99 / 500ml
Every year we age a special batch of our much-loved Russian Imperial Stout in Bourbon barrels. The depth, intensity, and complexity of the flavor profile of this special release, like its predecessors, make it a worthy tribute to Old Rasputin.

Prior to 2010, Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin was released in such limited quantities that it was available only at the North Coast Brewing retail shop in Fort Bragg, California. However, we received so many requests for this beer that we began producing enough Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin to put into broader, but still limited, distribution.

Sweet Sophie Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup

Make sure you grab some for Thanksgiving.  
 Pour some on your turkey!

Bring dessert to Thanksgiving!


Sweet Sophie's Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie

click here for recipe




In stock!

Perfect for Hostess gifts and great to give to your children's teachers!

The Wine and Cheese Place 
Sweet Sophie Batch
Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup
Aged in Four Roses Barrel

Sweet Sophie Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup...$14.99 / 250ml 
100% Organic Pure Vermont Maple Syrup 
Aged for over 2 months in a Four Roses Bourbon Barrel

Serving suggestions: as a glaze for salmon, turkey, pork or bacon, as a sweetener for coffee, oatmeal, granola or yogurt, pour over ice cream and bananas, make exotic cocktails and of course on pancakes and waffles.  
The possibilities are endless.

 This batch yielded 712 bottles.  


Thanksgiving 2017 Wine Recommendations

Here are a few suggestions, but visit any of our 4 stores for many more choices!  



Thanksgiving Wines
Thanksgiving is my favorite wine Holiday, with so many flavors and dishes on the table you can really drink whatever you like and it's bound to go perfectly with something on the table. We always struggle with the question of what is the perfect Thanksgiving wine, because really the perfect Thanksgiving wine is the one you want to drink the most. So we have come up with a few suggestions from our 4 locations -- Aaron, Wine Buyer Forsyth location

Aaron recommends....
NV Joel Falmet Brut Rose Champagne....$49.99
Thanksgiving is not complete without a glass of bubbly to start things off. This rose is nothing if not a perfect start to an evening, or afternoon for that matter. The Falmet Rose is light enough to kick things off but packed with flavor and would suite you well for the entire evening. I can't say it enough, we all need to drink more Champagne!


Aaron recommends....
2015 Joseph Drouhin Cotes de Beaune Villages....$26.99
The purity of the 2015 vintages shines through in this wine and it is an absolute joy to drink. I could not be more pleased with this beautiful bottle of Burgundy at an outstanding price.
Rated 89-92/100 The Wine Spectator

Rated 92/100 James Suckling

Aaron recommends....
2015 Lavantureux Chablis VV...$25.99
We were tipped off to this amazing Chablis producer from one of our longtime customers, we are always happy to get tips! What a great wine, superb intensity and length, while mantianing quite a friendly amount of fruit up front. A wonderful pair with the bounty of the Thanksgiving Table

Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate

Kole (Rock Hill Location) recommends....
2016 Siduri Willamette Valley Pinot Noir...$19.98
This wine really screams Thanksgiving for me. It has loads fresh and juicy red fruit flavors up front, while finishing with just the right amount of spice. The great mouth-feel and balanced acidity will help you wash down all that turkey. A perfect substitute for cranberry sauce, and we have it at a fantastic price!


Kole (Rock Hill Location) recommends....
2015 Domaine Lancyre Roussanne....$19.99
The new vintage of this South French white really impressed me. Made from 85% Roussanne plus a bit of Viognier and Marsanne, it displays both richness and elegance, and will pair with everything. It's a real crowd pleaser, with enough complexity to keep even the most sophisticated wine drinkers interested. 
Rated 94/100 Wine & Spirits

Kole (Rock Hill Location) recommends....
2015 Fronton de Oro Tinto....$17.99
Don't overlook this non traditional red! Made from 100% listan negro grapes, this esoteric red from the Canary Islands is a great pairing for fall cuisine. Medium bodied with notes of white pepper, nutmeg, and dried cherry, it finishes smoothly with a just a hint of smoke. Give it an about an hour of air before enjoying!


Chris (Internet wine manager) recommends....
GD VAJRA Freisa Kye $33.99
An obscure yet absolutely delicious wine from Piedmont. Floral and expressive, with much more restraint than your typical Freisa. This has the elegance of Pinot Noir but enough body to please a Cab lover.
Rated 93 Points Antonio Galloni


Chris (Internet wine manager) recommends....
2014 Maison L'Envoye Fleurie Monopole Beaujolais...$15.98
You rarely encounter a single-vineyard Beaujolais at this price! Bursting with blue and red fruits, with a hint of licorice. Very complex. Put down the Nouveau and go for this instead!
Rated 92/100 Vinous Media


Paul (Forsyth) recommends....
2016 Commanderie of Bargemone Rosé...$18.99
Bargemone is consistently one of our favorite Rose wines each year and the press always scores it 90 or higher each year.  This Rose has enough body to stand up to your Thanksgiving dinner and it looks festive in the glass!   Plus it is sustainably grown too.
Light bright orange. Mineral-accented citrus fruit and red berry scents show very good clarity and pick up a suave floral note with aeration. Chewy and tightly wound, offering juicy cherry and red currant flavors that slowly put on weight as the wine stretches out. Shows good tension and cut on the finish, which lingers with strong, minerally persistence.
Rated 90/100 Vinous Media
Rated 91/100 Wine Enthusiast


Paul (Forsyth) recommends....
2014 Cast Zinfandel Dry Creek Grey Palm Vineyard....$19.99
The cheapest price on Wine-Searcher is $32
Zinfandel is a great choice with Thanksgiving.  It has such great fruit like blackberry and raspberry along with some savory spice quality that matches so well with Turkey. Enjoy.
Tasting notes: The newest release of our popular estate zinfandel is fresh and youthful. The nose elicits the scents of raspberry, Bing cherry and rose petals. In the mouth plum, black pepper and nutmeg dance on the tongue. For a young wine the finish is soft, pleasing and well balanced.
FROM THE FORMER WINEMAKER AT JORDAN + B.R. COHN!!


Paul (Forsyth) recommends....
2016 Salvard Unique Sauvignon Blanc...$13.99
This Sauvignon Blanc is crisp and dry with no oak which makes it perfect for Thanksgiving.  The acidity cleans the palate and keeps it fresh for the next bite. 
"Out of the vast sea of Sauvignon, few offer as much value and are as downright quaffable as the Unique from Domaine du Salvard....features fresh, juicy fruit and zingy acidity—a wine that quenches thirst and awakens the senses while proving that Sauvignon can offer pure hedonistic pleasure. "—Anthony Lynch

Friday, November 17, 2017

New Perennial Vermilion is here








Old label pictured --

Current one is 13.6% ABV



Perennial Vermilion English Style Barleywine...$13.99 / 750ml



A big, rich English style Barleywine that, as its name suggests, has tints of ruby around the edges of its brown body, with a toffee, caramel, toasted pecan sweetness that is kept in balance with a smooth, alcohol warmth, and slightly fruity American hop note. This will be perfect around the fire, with a cigar, with a rich meal, or just while cozying up and relaxing with family and friends this season. It may be enjoyed right away, or allowed to age in the bottle. Vertical tastings are encouraged

Coquerel Calvados Fine.



Coquerel Calvados Fine...$28.99
Coquerel Fine or VS is a blend of Calvados aged during a minimum of 2 years and selected by our cellar master in order to confer it strength and freshness, so typical of this Calvados

Pere Magloire Calvados Fine V.S


Pere Magloire Calvados Fine V.S.....$34.99
FINE V.S., created using several vintages, is the freshest and fruitiest of the collection.

What sets FINE V.S. apart is the continuous distillation in copper stills. This concentrates the apple flavour which is further accentuated by blending the fruitiest vintages and ageing them in century-old oak barrels.

Appellation Calvados Contrôlée
Single Distillation

Colour: Delicate, light amber yellow.
Nose: Well developed fresh apple aroma.
Palate: Straight-forward and distinct fruity flavour pleasing to all palates.

Bowmore Vintner’s Trilogy 26 Year Old Wine Matured




Very limited!
Bowmore Vintner’s Trilogy 26 Year Old Wine Matured...$479.99
48.7% abv | The second in the Vintner's Trilogy.
Liquid Gold
As the world’s oldest scotch maturation house, Bowmore’s legendary No.1 Vaults is the birthplace of coveted and collectable whiskies including the new Vintner’s Trilogy. The second in the trilogy, Bowmore 26 Year Old Wine Matured spends time in ex-bourbon barrels and wine barriques, developing a burnt amber colour.

Elijah Craig / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon



NEW SINGLE BARREL!
Elijah Craig / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon...$26.99
94 proof 
180 bottles produced
Mash bill:   75% corn, 13% rye, and 12% barley 

Very limited Bourbon Releases



Old Ripy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey...$42.99 / 375ml
52% ABV
Batch #1
Hailing from county Tyrone, James Ripy left Ireland in 1830 and settled in Anderson County, Kentucky.  In 1839, after renouncing his allegiance to Queen Victoria, Ripy became a naturalized American Citizen.  He opened a distillery that produced Old Ripy Bourbon in 1868,  Batch #1 is a tribute to the style and consistency of the original Old Ripy bourbon with a complex delivery of oak, toffee and spice.




Bond & Lillard Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey...$42.99 / 375ml
50% ABV
Batch #1
William F. Bond and Chrstopher C. Lillard partnered to create a golden, delicate style of Kentucky Bourbon -- before prohibition.

Bond and Lillard was highly revered and awarded The Grand Prize at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair

Perennial Abraxas Wish list



If you are in our Beer Reward Club (as of 11/16/17) and you have not received a bottle of Perennial Abraxas, sign up for the wish list now. We are mixing it up. We sent a BRC email last week and released it already.  Deadline for those to be picked up is tomorrow at 7pm. 

We will have some leftovers.  We will draw names for these leftovers.  


Please read carefully---

  • You must be a member of our BRC (as of 11.16.17)
  • If you already got a bottle, you are not eligible. 
  • This is a wish list. Not a guarantee, it is a raffle to purchase
  • You have until tomorrow (November 18) at midnight to sign up.
  • We will draw names from everyone that signed up for the number of bottles we have available. If your name is drawn we will contact you and you can purchase the bottle of Perennial Abraxas at $19.99
  • Emails will go out on Sunday or early Monday.
  • You must sign up online - no phone calls
  • Your credit card will NOT be charged. We will confirm if your name is drawn
  • 1 entry per person
  • Put it in your cart and checkout. Again, nothing will be charged.

Beer Tasting tonight!

Tonight's Beer Tasting!

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105

Friday November 17th from 4pm-6pm


  • Evil Twin Jackie Os Your in the Jungle Baby!
  • Avery Lunctis Viribus Barrel Aged Sour
  • Perennial Corail de Sang
  • Grimm Passion Dome
  • Odell Friek Raspberry and Cherry Sour


Stillwater Whipped



Limit 2 cans per person
You must keep it refrigerated

Stillwater / Oliver Brewery Whipped...$4.49 / 16oz can


Nitro Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout
Shake and pour!!

Still 630 Black Manhattan Barrel Aged Cocktail




Our next 35th Anniversary Collaboration!
A barrel aged cocktail by Still 630 here in St. Louis!  To our knowledge this is the first BOTTLED Barrel Aged Cocktail made in St. Louis!  Made by three St. Louis collaborators!

We supplied a 15 gallon freshly dumped bourbon barrel.  Mixologist, Jeffrey Moll, created the recipe and David and I filled the barrel.  We then let it age for about 6 months.  Production will be very small since it was only a 15 gallon barrel - we only have 80 bottles!

We only received 80 bottles!
Over 20 bottles sold last night during the kick off!
Now available online

Still 630 Black Manhattan Barrel Aged Cocktail...$35.99 / 375ml
"This barrel-aged cocktail uses Jeffrey Moll's recipe for a Black Manhattan. Replacing vermouth with Amaro and aging in a used whiskey barrel takes the Manhattan cocktail to new heights. Made and aged at StilL 630 and released by The Wine & Cheese Place. For a delicious cocktail, simply pour over ice and enjoy!"





Still 630 Rally Point PX SHERRY Cask


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





Coming soon!
Side Project "35 Years" Aged in PX Sherry Barrel
Side Project just said they just bottled our next 35th Anniversary beer - and its called "35 Years". We supplied local distillery,Still 630, with a Pedro Ximenez Sherry Barrel and they aged their Rally Point Rye in the barrel (see whiskey below). After the whiskey was bottled, the barrel went to Side Project and they filled it with beer! And soon we will see "35 Years". This will go through the BRC. More details and dates as we find them out. The beer is now waiting on labels and approval.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Remus Repeal Reseve Bourbon Whiskey

Exciting news for Bourbon lovers!!
The Wine and Cheese Place
at all 4 locations
Kick off party for Remus Reserve!


TONIGHT!

 November 16 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm all stores

Taste  

  • George Remus Straight Bourbon Whiskey 
  • Remus Repeal Reseve Bourbon Whiskey



In stock now!

George Remus Repeal Reserve....$67.99
10-12 Year old Bourbons 
Introducing Remus Repeal Reserve, the first in what will be an annual ultra-limited release. Crafted with a medley of three different mash bills, Remus Repeal Reserve was made to commemorate the repeal of Prohibition on December 5, 1933. And when we say it’s ultra-limited, we mean it. So once it hits shelves on November 13th - King George’s birthday - expect it to go, and go fast. Remus Repeal Reserve offers a premium price point and boasts buttery toffee and honeyed smoothness, leading to a bold spiciness and a finish with notes of raisin, fig and toffee. All in all, Remus Repeal Reserve is the perfect complement to GEORGE REMUS® Bourbon in any liquor cabinet.

Limited - 3 different mash bills.



Black Manhattan Barrel Aged Cocktail

Tonight!!

TONIGHT  from 4pm-6pm at
November 16th 
Both Forsyth and Ballwin locations!

Taste our next 35th Anniversary Collaboration!
A barrel aged cocktail by Still 630 here in St. Louis!

We supplied a 15 gallon freshly dumped bourbon barrel.  Mixologist, Jeffrey Moll, created the recipe and David and I filled the barrel.  We then let it age for about 6 months.  It is bottled and will released next week.  Production will be very small since it was only a 15 gallon barrel. 


Still 630 Black Manhattan Barrel Aged Cocktail
"This barrel-aged cocktail uses Jeffrey Moll's recipe for a Black Manhattan. Replacing vermouth with Amaro and aging in a used whiskey barrel takes the Manhattan cocktail to new heights. Made and aged at StilL 630 and released by The Wine & Cheese Place. For a delicious cocktail, simply pour over ice and enjoy!"





Also taste this one that night too!
Still 630 Rally Point PX SHERRY Cask


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





Coming soon!
Side Project "35 Years" Aged in PX Sherry Barrel
Side Project just said they just bottled our next 35th Anniversary beer - and its called "35 Years". We supplied local distillery,Still 630, with a Pedro Ximenez Sherry Barrel and they aged their Rally Point Rye in the barrel (see whiskey below). After the whiskey was bottled, the barrel went to Side Project and they filled it with beer! And soon we will see "35 Years". This will go through the BRC. More details and dates as we find them out. The beer is now waiting on labels and approval.

Nouveau day!!



2017 Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Nouveau
2017 Georges Dubeouf Beaujolais Nouveau

in stock now at Forsyth - open and ready to taste

New Wild Turkey Master's Keep Decades

Whiskey Advocate #3 Whiskey of the Year 

In stock now


Rank: 3
Year: 2017
Score: 94


Wild Turkey often exhibits a delightful earthiness, and when earth meets sweet in whiskey, it’s a beautiful thing. Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Decades achieves a rich texture where deep-tilled soil, fresh-cut grass, and mushrooms meet leather and dark chocolate, followed by dill, oregano, and oak. Caramel and vanilla explode over a heavy dose of cinnamon. Master distiller Eddie Russell mingled barrels ranging from 10 to 20 years old in order to strike this balance and complexity. His method displays the potential of combining extremely old stocks into batches with younger barrels to build a great whiskey. —Fred Minnick






Wild Turkey Master's Keep Decades....$129.99

104 Proof
Non Chill Filtered
Aged 10-20 Years
This is the 2nd Edition of Master's Keep, it follows up the 17 Year Old release.  It came from the middle and upper floors of the McBrayer Rickhouse.

Tamdhu Batch Strength - Batch #2



In stock now

Rank: 8
Year: 2017
Score: 93
Price: $90
ABV: 58.5%
Style: Single Malt
Place of Origin: Scotland (Speyside)

Historically used for blending, Tamdhu flies under the radar of many scotch aficionados. But this underappreciated Speyside whisky compares well with more famous sherry bombs by offering a sweet, savory, slightly funky depth. At first sniff, Tamdhu seems like it might knock you out with one blow—but this gentle giant is a lover, not a fighter. Viscous and meaty, this cask-strength stunner reveals dried fruit, dark chocolate ganache, ginger spice, and saline minerality, thundering softly into a long finish. Ian Macleod Distillers revived Tamdhu, and their pledge to bring Rosebank back to life excites us to rediscover more top-quality whisky with a distinct identity. —Susannah Skiver Barton







Tamdhu Batch Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky...$77.99

Batch #2
58.5% ABV
A Tamdhu for the devoted malt fan, this magnificent edition is bottled un-chillfiltered at natural colour and high strength. Each batch is unique and varies slightly in style and intensity.

As with every bottle of Tamdhu, once distilled it is matured exclusively in hand-selected sherry oak casks. Our oak is amongst the finest in the industry, with a high proportion being first-fill and teeming with flavour.

Finally, patience is required to allow these fine casks to do their work, giving Tamdhu its deep colour and exquisite quality.

Prairie Artisan Ales Christmas Bomb




Prairie Artisan Ales Christmas Bomb....$6.99 /12oz
13% ABV
Our favorite base stout has once again made a comeback as Christmas Bomb.  We've taken Bomb! and added the perfect blend of Christmas spices to this beer.  Cinnamon, coffee, vanilla, and chocolate will make you wish it was Christmas all year long!