Saturday, January 27, 2018

Limerick Lane Syrah Grenache

2014 Limerick Lane Syrah Grenache...$45.99
The 2014 Syrah/Grenache blend (67% Syrah and 33% Grenache) is also aged the same amount of time in neutral oak, but production is slightly larger at 580 cases. This wine has a Mediterranean personality. Notes of lavender, ground pepper, blackcurrants, black cherries, raw meat and smoked game are all present in this full-bodied, richly fruity, Rhône-like wine. It has light tannins, loads of fruit, a voluptuous mouthfeel and should drink well for the next 5-6 years. Alcohol here is relatively moderate at 14.4%.
Rated 90/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Santa Fe Lustgarten with Raspberries

Santa Fe Lustgarten with Raspberries...$8.99 / 6pk cans
Dark Ale with Raspberries
When grain and yeast love each other very much, a beer is born. When you add some raspberries, things get a little freaky-deaky and you end up with this. Lustgarten is a dark lager that has toast and chocolate notes with just a subtle hint of raspberry. The perfect beer to split with someone special. Or the perfect beer to split with absolutely no one since it’s just a 12 ounce can and will only be around for a limited time.

Stillwater On Fleek Imperial Stout

Back in stock

Stillwater On Fleek Imperial Stout...$11.99 / 4pk Cans
13% ABV
99/100 RateBeer
Big, overhyped imperial stouts, amirite? This one on fleek tho. The most amazing collaboration ever with Casita Cerveceria.

Evil Twin Molotov is back! Fresh batch

Fresh batch!
Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail Imperial IPA....$9.99 / 4pk
Style: Imperial IPAABV: 13%
Did you like Before During and after Christmas, maybe you thought it poured brilliantly, the alcohol was admirable well hidden and you loved how the arrogant amounts of hops numbed you. This beer will knock your tongue off, essentially due to the obscure amounts of hops that went down this explosive fella – it’s a tour de force in hoppiness and by far the craziest beer ever made from Evil Twin – but not the last ‘Mwahahahaahhaha’
Rated 97/100 RateBeer

Evil Twin Mission Gose

Evil Twin Mission Gose...$10.99 / 4pk 12oz
Effortlessly cool, popping up up in a cultish fashion and constantly on a tasty mission. This is mission Gose: our take on a old-fashioned and slightly odd German style beer that is with good reason trending as the tastiest right now. It’s tart, salty, low in alcohol and probably the most refreshing beer you’ll have. Perhaps enjoy this beer in a restaurant with a mission near you. Wherever you are we made it stylishly good and exclusively well balanced just for you. - label
Brewed at Westbrook Brewing

Evil Twin Lost Souls IPA - fresh batch

Evil Twin Lost Souls IPA...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
You better lose yourself in this IPA, the moment.  You better own it, you better never let it go.
7% ABV

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Prairie Artisan Ales Pirate Noir...$9.99 / 12oz
Imperial Stout Aged in Jamaican Rum Barrels
Pirate Noir is our Jamaican rum barrel aged imperial oatmeal stout. This beer takes our already delicious Prairie Noir and adds intense notes of vanilla, coconut, and rum to the beer.
ABV 12%

Prairie Artisan Ales PIRATE BOMB...$8.99 / 12oz
Imperial Stout aged in Rum Barrels with Coffee, Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Beans & Chilies Added
Pirate bomb is our beer Prairie Bomb! aged in rum casks. The flavor from the casks helps impart more vanilla and coconut flavors to the beer while helping to add more body and smoothness to the already explosive and expressive flavors of Bomb!

Clos St. Jean Chateauneuf du Pape V.V

2015 Clos St. Jean Chateauneuf du Pape V.V.....$47.99
A special cuvée produced for the American importer, Eric Solomon, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is huge. It blends 85% or more concrete-aged Grenache with small amounts of Syrah and Mourvèdre aged in barrique. The result is a massive wine filled with red fruit. The tannins are ripe to the point of creaminess on the mid-palate then firm up on the long finish. This hides its alcohol better than the regular cuvée and should age longer as a result.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

Le Cirque Rouge - new vintage scores 90 points!

2014 Le Cirque Rouge....$15.99
Given the difficulty in the vintage, I was shocked at the quality of the 2014 IGP Cotes Catalanes and it’s a beautiful wine. Made from 60% Grenache, 20% Carignan and 20% Syrah, it has medium to full-bodied richness to go with ample darker berry fruits, crushed herbs and pepper on the nose and palate. From 50+-year-old vines and tiny yields on the order of two tons per acre, it’s a no-brainer and will drink nicely for 2-3 years.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

2014 Shafer Relentless Syrah

2014 Shafer Relentless Syrah....$93.99
Shafer's 2014 Relentless is fabulous. The most expressive and varietally expressive of the three vintages of Relentless I tasted. In 2014, Relentless has 11% Petite Sirah, which, along with the personality of the year, kicks up the aromatics and flavors in a meaningful way. Lavender, mint, violets and crème de cassis notes are laced into the super-expressive finish. The 2014 is shaping up to be a real gem.
Rated 92-95/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Friday, January 26, 2018

Beer Tasting Tonight

Beer Tasting tonight!  4pm-6pm

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

Taste -- starting at 4pm
  • Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Quad 2017/18 Version
  • Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Quad Original 2011/12 Version (not for sale, just for tasting)

We have one bottle of each to taste until they are gone

Plus taste

  • Stone Inevitable Adventure Double IPA
  • Bell's Larry's Sour Ale
  • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale

Stone Brewing Inevitable IPA

Stone Brewing Inevitable IPA...$15.99 / 6pk
Loral hops were released in 2016 and quickly became one of our brewers’ favorite varieties. It was highlighted in our single hop IPA series, Stone Hop Revolver IPA, and was the featured hop in the hugely popular Stone Ghost Hammer IPA. Then there’s Dr. Rudi, which has been around since 1976. Originally known as Super Alpha, this hop brings classic piney and herbal notes, which pairs it perfectly with the oral, citrusy aroma of Loral. A pairing like this was bound to happen. Some might even call it inevitable.

Domaine Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin - great 2015 vintage

Three Outstanding Gevrey Chambertin from Domaine Faiveley

2015 Domaine Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazatieres....$126.99
Blackberry and cherry, violet, mint and spice aromas and flavors signal this polished, velvety red, with dense, assertive tannins and a finish that evokes a stony, chalky impression
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator
2015 Domaine Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos des Issarts Monopole....$112.99
An underlying stony mineral element meets cherry, raspberry, blueberry and leafy tobacco accents in this taut red, which gains elegance and silkiness with air, while the aftertaste is long and fine
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

2015 Domaine Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin V.V....$54.99
Offers gorgeous fruit and purity, with black currant, violet, bilberry and mineral notes that are sweet and allied to a silky texture. The acidity is bright and the tannins refined as this picks up a licorice element on the long finish.
Rated 90-93/100 The Wine Spectator

More in stock now --

Another load has arrived

Sierra Nevada 4-Way IPA...$13.99 mix 12 pack
For more than 30 years, we’ve been pushing the boundaries of hop-forward beers. This collection of IPAs is our gift to you. Our 4-Way IPA pack features our island-inspired Tropical Torpedo, a returning favorite red IPA, and two all-new IPAs exploring the range of hop flavor.

Sierra Nevada Know Good IPA
You think you know good IPA?
This straightforward, slightly hazy, American IPA has just enough malt body to launch the citrus and floral hop notes straight to your palate, making Know Good perfect for today or any day. When it comes to hop flavor, we know what good is, and you do, too.

Sierra Nevada No Middle Ground Coffee IPA

Cold-brewed coffee and fruit-forward hops create a unique IPA
At first glance, it might seem strange to combine coffee and hoppy beer, but really, the two flavors have a lot in common. Good coffee and hops both have complex and fruity aromas which create layers of flavor. No Middle Ground is brewed with fruit-forward hop varietals and cold-brewed coffee for a unique take on the IPA.

Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA
Citrusy and fruit-forward hops soar over a smooth malt body.
Flipside finds the perfect balance between hops and malt in this easy-drinking red IPA. It features just enough smooth and slightly sweet malt body to support huge citrusy and tropical fruit-forward hop flavors from the use of Simcoe, Citra, and Centennial hops.

Sierra Nevada Tropical IPA
A tropical take on the American IPA
Inspired by the island life, we created an IPA completely disconnected from the mainland. We used our one-of-a-kind Hop Torpedo to deliver an intense rush of hop flavor and the lush aromas of mango, papaya, and passionfruit with every sip. Enjoy our tropical twist on the American IPA.

Sierra Nevada Experimental Hop Pack

Sierra Nevada Experimental Hop Pack...$18.99
We’re always on the hunt for exciting hop flavors, and recently our search led us to the Pacific Northwest and straight to the source of bold new hops. These varietals are so new, they are only known by numbers, but they just might be the next big thing in beer. Jump in with us, and get acquainted with these cutting-edge experimental hops in four new hop-heavy beers.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Great closeout price! 95 Point White!

Great closeout price! 95 Point White!
2013 Carlisle "The Derivative" White Blend...$19.99
This marks another stunning vintage for this blend of 55% Sémillon, 25% Muscadelle, 10% Palomino and 10% Colombard, made by Zin master Mike Officer. Pungent in pear and pineapple, it has cutting-edge minerality, a taste of slate, and remains at turns creamy and crisp on the palate. This wine is unusual in all the right ways yet triumphantly delicious. 
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast --  Editor's Choice

Fantastic 93pt White Bourdeaux for only $19.99!

Fantastic 93pt White Bourdeaux for only $19.99!
We are the lowest price on Wine-Searcher
2014 Clos des Lunes - Lune d'Argent Blanc...$19.99
This delivers a pure blast of just-baked shortbread, along with racy yellow apple, fennel, mirabelle plum and white peach flavors. The long finish lets everything play out wonderfully. Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Drink now through 2022.
Rated 93/100 Wine Spectator
From Domaine de Chevalier

Duckhorn tasting....


Kicking off the 2018 in style!
Duckhorn Vineyards Tasting 
at The Wine and Cheese Place on Forsyth
4:30-5.45pm Thursday January 25th

duckhorn winemaker
We are very excited to welcome Renée Ary, Wine Maker for Duckhorn Vineyards (yes she made the 2017 Wine Spectator Wine of the Year) for a fantastic tasting of Duckhorn, Decoy and Paraduxx wines. Final line up to be announced but save the date, not often we get the Wine Maker from Duckhorn in town. 

We will taste....

  • Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc
  • Duckhorn Chardonny 
  • Duckhorn Paraduxx 
  • Duckhorn Merlot
  • Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon
  • plus assorted Decoy wines...

Kona Kanaha Blonde Ale

Kona Kanaha Blonde Ale...$7.99 / 6pk
Our brewer’s were inspired by the trade winds to create this smooth, refreshing blonde ale with the adventures of summer in mind. After a day riding the winds over shimmering waters, Kanaha Blonde ale is a bright, sessionable beer that will ease you ashore without weighing you down. Real mango fruit adds a juicy, tropical flavor that is easy like the islands. This crisp Kona brew will take you up, up and away.

Elysian The Mens Room Red

Elysian The Mens Room Red...$8.99 / 6pk
A portion of the net proceeds from every Men’s Room Original Red sold goes to helping support the families of our military vets through the VA Puget Sound Fisher House and Ft. Lewis Fisher House.

The Mens Room Original Red is brewed for The Mens Room Radio Show on 99.9 KISW The Rock of Seattle.

RateBeer 2017 #1 Bottle Shop - The Wine and Cheese Place (Clayton)

Thank you again for everyone that reviewed us!

Five years in a row!!!
We are honored! Thank you!
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and now 2017

We are honored to be ranked the #1 Bottle Shop in all of Missouri!!!!

The Wine and Cheese Place - #1 Bottle Shop

Old Bakery Centennial White IPA

Old Bakery Centennial White IPA...$9.99 / 4pk cans
We brewed an unfiltered single hop IPA to highlight a couple of our favorite ingredients: centennial hops, and Illinois - grown raw wheat

2018 Bigfoot

2018 Edition
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Ale...$14.99 / 6pk
Our cult-classic beast of a barleywine.
Bigfoot is a beast of a beer, brimming with bold flavors of bittersweet malt and heaps of aggressive whole-cone Pacific Northwest hops. First introduced in the winter of 1983, Bigfoot is a cult-classic beer brewed in the barleywine style, meaning a strong, robust, bruiser of a beer with the refined intensity of a wine. Bigfoot is prized by beer collectors for its supreme cellarability. Under the proper conditions, it can age like a fine wine, developing new flavors and character as it matures in the bottle. Each new release or “expedition” is vintage dated. Collect your own and see the flavors develop and progress.