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Saturday, April 7, 2018

8 Year Old Rum

Parce was founded by three brothers who simply put, were quite taken with Colombia. Inspired by its beauty and the warmth and hospitality of its people, they wanted to share the time-honored tradition of celebrating quality rum with others. The brothers found the perfect partners in a father-and-son duo of master blenders from Bogota. Arthur and Brojen Fernandes Domecq have a combined history of more than 50 years working with fine rum. The Domecq family boasts nearly three centuries of crafting traditional wine, sherry and brandy in the south of Spain. Brojen's grandfather, Jose Ignacio Domecq, was known in the industry as "La Nariz" (the nose) for his expertise in sniffing and blending. La Nariz's legacy lives on in Colombia with Brojen and Arthur's innate understanding of rum derived from pure ingredients, then carefully aged.


In Colombia, "parce" is casual for "good friend." Which is, of course, why we hope you enjoy this rum casually with good friends.



Great price on on an 8 year old AGED RUM!

Parce Colombian Rum 8 Year Old....$22.99

Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $29.99 
(average price of $40)
was $36.99

100% REAL AGED
Every drop of rum in our bottle of 8-year has been aged for eight years. . Simply put, it’s true to what the label says.

Silly Scotch Barrel Aged Scotch Ale Limited Edition


Back in stock
Silly Scotch Barrel Aged Scotch Ale Limited Edition...$13.99 /750ml
Each year brasserie de silly takes their famous scotch silly brand and ages it in a different style barrel. 2017 rediscovers its roots featuring Scotch Silly aged in Scotch barrels imported from Scotland. This deep dark colored scotch ale is a perfect blend of caramelized malt and candied sugar from the mother beer. The flavor coming from the scotch barrel produces a brew that explodes with flavor.

2013 Felsina Rancia Chianti Classico Riserva



2013 Felsina Rancia Chianti Classico Riserva...$45.99
Fèlsina's 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia bristles with energy, with veins of underlying acidity that give the wine its focus and drive. Dark red cherry, plum, rose petal, herb and licorice are some of the signatures. Most of the Fèlsina Chianti Classicos are defined by their dark fruit and savory notes, but the Rancia is also wonderfully bright and lifted from start to finish while staying very much true to the house style. Today, the Rancia gives the impression it will unwind at a glacial pace. I imagine most bottles of the 2013 will be drunk before the wine truly enters its prime.
Rated 96+/100 Vinous

Here is another highlight of the vintage. The 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is a dark, moody and sophisticated wine. It does not reveal itself immediately or in any obvious way. Instead, it doses out its intensity in careful measurements. The whole performance is seductive to say the least. That slow momentum leads to dark cherry with spice, grilled herb, wet earth and dried rose. Felsina's Riserva Rancia is a very elegant wine, both on the nose and in the mouth.
Rated 95/100 Wine Advocate

2014 Isole e Olena Cepparello



2014 Isole e Olena Cepparello...$69.99
The 2014 Cepparello is one of the truly great wines of the vintage. Vivid and intense in all of its dimensions, it exudes purity from start to finish. Silky tannins, expressive aromatics and beautifully delineated, bright, layered Sangiovese fruit are some of the signatures. In 2014, Paolo De Marchi produced an epic Cepparello for the ages. Don't miss it.
Rated 97/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
The 2014 Cepparello is truly beautiful, and it absolutely transcends the expectation of the vintage. This beautiful Sangiovese is full and generous on all levels. It offers an upfront presentation with opulent fruit, deep layering and fine elegance. This is a special kind of magic. The wine opens to an inky dark appearance followed by generous flavors of dark cherry, black currant, red rose and cured tobacco. I just love the way this wine integrates with the palate, becoming one in soul and substance. This is a wine to put in your cellar.

Rated 95/100 Wine Advocate

Friday, April 6, 2018

SAKE TASTING - Open House


This Saturday!!
SAKE TASTING - Open House

With Monica Samuels - Sake expert

We are constantly tasting new wine, whiskey and beer in order to stay ahead of the curve. While I am just scratching the surface of the complex world of Sake I could not be more excited about the
complexity and depth of flavor in the Sake we have brought in recently. To that end:
Join us Saturday April 7th from 11am-2pm for a Sake Tasting at the Forsyth Location . We are very excited to have Monica Samuels, National Sake Sales Manager of Vine Connections, in store to taste through a wide selection of Sake from her portfolio. 



Sake scheduled to be tasted - list could change.

  • Rihaku Nigori Sake Dreamy Clouds....$13.99 / 300ml
  • Tentaka Tokubetsu Junmai Hawk in Heavens Sake...$13.99 / 300ml
  • Tentaka Tokubetsu Junmai Hawk in Heavens Sake...$27.99 / 720ml
  • Amanoto Heaven's Door Junmai Sake...$14.99 / 300ml
  • Amanoto Heaven's Door Junmai Sake...$32.99 / 720ml
  • Tozai Blossom of Peace Plum Sake...$15.99 / 720ml
  • Fukucho Junmai Ginjo Moon on the Water...$17.99 / 300ml
  • Fukucho Junmai Ginjo Moon on the Water...$36.99 / 720ml
  • Rihaku Wandering Poet Sake...$14.99 / 300ml



Monica Samuels
National Sake Sales Manager

Monica Samuels is the National Sake Sales Manager for Vine Connections. Monica has worked in the sake business for over ten years, at the restaurant, distributor, and importer level. Monica grew up bilingual and bi-cultural, speaking Japanese at home while living in Los Angeles, and spending every summer in Tokyo with her grandparents. With a grandfather who was a sake brewer Monica has been around sake from a young age, but the turning point was working for the Japanese-Peruvian-Brazilian inspired SushiSamba, her first job after moving to NYC. Monica’s insane love for eating, drinking, and meeting new people match perfectly with the demands of her travel schedule. When at home in NYC she loves cooking, yoga, and making people laugh.

Great Divide Woodwerks Belgian Sour



Very limited
Great Divide Wood Werks #1 Belgian Sour....$8.99 / 12oz
WOOD WERKS BELGIAN-STYLE SOUR is our new lineup of limited edition barrel aged and sour beers. Kicking the series off in style, our Belgian-style tripel was artfully soured for 15 months in red-wine barrels and aged on plums. This rare spiced sour ale has notes of luscious stone fruit with a tart, dry finish and hint of French oak.
ABV: 9.3% 



FOOD PAIRINGS:
Braised short ribs with roasted potato, mushroom, & arugula salad with balsamic, point reyes blue cheese, plum sorbet.

Castello di Banfi Extra Virgin Olive Oil



In stock at Forsyth and New Ballas

Fresh and delicious and unfiltered
Amazing price -- this is a $30 Olive Oil!
Castello di Banfi Extra Virgin Olive Oil...$9.99 / 500ml
2017 Harvest
(best before 05/21/19)

RAW MATERIAL:  Frantoio, in addition to small percentages of varieties such as Leccino, Olivastra di Montalcino, Moraiolo, Ascolana Tenera.
METHOD OF PRODUCTION
The olive fruits are picked up by hand during the first weeks of November and cold pressed within 24 hours. The olive oil, stored in stainless steel tanks before the bottling, is filtered.

Bowmore 15 Year Old Single Malt "The Darkest"





Bowmore 15 Year Old Single Malt "The Darkest"...$58.99
We are the lowest price in country
Compare to $67.99 at Total Wine and More in MO15 Year Old | 43% abv 
Rich raisins and gentle smoke lead the way to a delicious chocolaty centre.
The Darkest Distinction
Matured in an inspired combination of both bourbon and sherry casks, it's the final three years spent in Oloroso sherry casks that gives Bowmore 15 Year Old, one of the most beautifully balanced Bowmores, the rich, deep colour reflected in its name, and its warming finish.

Brooklyn Summer Ale

In stock for the season...
In stock now at Forsyth

Brooklyn Summer Ale...$8.99 / 6pk
Summer in Brooklyn is all about following your impulses, winging it from beaches and barbecues to stoops and rooftops. Brooklyn Summer Ale is a refreshing, flavorful pale ale made to accompany you on all your warm weather adventures. 100% British 2-row barley brings its famed bready flavors, capped off with German and American hops to provide a snappy, clean bitterness and a bright, floral aroma. It's a sunny pale ale, Brooklyn style.

North Coast Steller IPA





North Coast Steller IPA....$9.99 / 6pk
also sold in singles at Forsyth
Our location, on the northern California coast, is in close proximity to the migratory path of gray whales and the southern habitat of orcas. The plight of Steller sea lions and their declining populations is an issue that resonates with us. This is also the birthplace of whale activism. In the spirit of the Mendocino Whale Wars of the late 1960s and early 70s, North Coast Brewing is pledging our support to marine mammal research conducted in coastal areas throughout the Pacific. For every case of North Coast Steller IPA sold, North Coast Brewing makes a contribution to marine mammal research.

Like muscat, spruce tips, and pennyroyal, North Coast Steller IPA is redolent of resinous terpenes: myrcene, linalool, pinene, and geraniol.

Beer Tasting

Beer Tasting tonight at Forsyth
Open House

4pm-6pm

  • Ace Pineapple Cider
  • Ace Pear Cider
  • Ace Space Cider


Plus taste these beers!
North Coast Beachmaster Imperial IPA
also sold as singles at Forsyth

The Pacific Ocean and its rich variety of sea life is part of our daily experience here on the Mendocino Coast. Since the release of North Coast Brewing’s first beers in 1988, we have sought to reflect our love of the coastal world in our lively array of iconic beers.

Beachmaster, an Imperial IPA, is a tribute and companion to our flagship beer, Ruedrich’s Red Seal Ale, honoring the mighty Northern Elephant Seals that frequent our coast from Mexico to Alaska. Artist Mike Patrick, whose work has appeared on several of our labels including Red Seal Ale, Old No. 38 Stout, and North Coast Steller IPA, created the bull Elephant Seal illustration.


Green Bench IPA
This our “bench-mark” beer. A medium bodied ale with aromas of soft citrus and earthy pine combined with very subtle notes of tropical fruit. This highly hopped American style IPA leaves your pallet with a lingering dry and bitter finish. 6.8% ABV

Green Bench Sunshine City IPA
In celebration of our beautifully sunny city, this IPA was designed to be a bright as the warmest summer day. Packed with hop flavor and aroma, we double dry hop this beer with equal parts of Mosaic, Citra and Azacca, for an intensely tropical profile reminiscent of tangerine, nectar, papaya, peach, kiwi, and pineapple. 6.8% ABV

Green Bench Postcard Pils
American style Pilsners are a refreshing and complex blend of clean lager fermentation, sweet grainy flavor, and a solid American hop profile. Postcard Pils is brewed with a touch of flaked maize and US gron Mount Hood hops

Green Bench Happy Hermit Pale Ale
Silas Dent lived a simple and happy life on Cabbage Key in a hut made of palm fronds, surrounded by mangroves and wildlife with no running water and no electricity. In 1948 Dent was featured in LIFE magazine, who named him “The Happy Hermit of Cabbage Key.” It was said that Dent could forecast the weather, calculate the temperature, and commune with Poseidon himself. Before his death at the age of 76 in 1952, Dent claimed that “civilization is too dangerous.” Our Happy Hermit Pale Ale is a sessionable, hop forward approach to the style that is a perfect match for a breezy St. Petersburg afternoon, and like Silas, is one of a kind. 4.9% ABV

North Coast Beachmaster Imperial IPA





North Coast Beachmaster Imperial IPA...$9.99 / 4pk 12oz
also sold as singles at Forsyth
The Pacific Ocean and its rich variety of sea life is part of our daily experience here on the Mendocino Coast. Since the release of North Coast Brewing’s first beers in 1988, we have sought to reflect our love of the coastal world in our lively array of iconic beers.

Beachmaster, an Imperial IPA, is a tribute and companion to our flagship beer, Ruedrich’s Red Seal Ale, honoring the mighty Northern Elephant Seals that frequent our coast from Mexico to Alaska. Artist Mike Patrick, whose work has appeared on several of our labels including Red Seal Ale, Old No. 38 Stout, and North Coast Steller IPA, created the bull Elephant Seal illustration.

Estrella Jalisco Tradicional


New at Forsyth
Estrella Jalisco Tradicional...$8.49 / 6pk
Estrella Jalisco is a premium, 4.5% ABV Mexican pilsner with a pale, beautiful golden yellow color and a refreshingly light, crisp flavor with no aftertaste.

Perennial Prodigal Imperial Oatmeal Stout



Back in stock at Forsyth and Rock Hill

You can order online for Transfers to Ballwin and New Ballas for tomorrow.  
If you are coming to Rock Hill or Forsyth today, you should not need to reserve it, you can just come and grab it.  
(I will update if it looks like it is going too fast though)


Perennial Prodigal Imperial Oatmeal Stout...$15.99


Prodigal is an imperial oatmeal milk stout with a massive fudge and roast malt character. It’s a foundation for some of our favorite stouts, now here to stand on its own adorned with only a handful of cacao nibs and Madagascar vanilla beans to round out the edges. 10.6%

Mother's Milf




In stock at Forsyth only- 
we got 1 more case -

first come, first served on this one -
2 per person while it lasts - ask at the register
Mother's Milf......$3.99 / per bottle


With MILF, Mother’s devotion to depth and complexity borders on obsession. Flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, and raisin mingle with aromas imparted from eleven months in bourbon, rye, brandy, and rum barrels. Topping out at 10% ABV, this voluptuous sipper rewards contemplation.

PROFILE: rich dark chocolate, barrel tannin and spirit alcohol, sugar cane and nougat

Founders Brewing KBS


Deadline is over for pick ups -

sold out now
Deadline to pick up will be Wednesday April 11 at 7pm

Founders Brewing KBS...$4.99 / bottle
Bourbon Barrel Aged Chocolate Coffee Stout
ABV: 12.3%

What we’ve got here is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. Makes your taste buds squeal with delight.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

2017 Honoro Vera Rose



2017 Honoro Vera Rose...$8.49
This beautiful salmon colored rosé shows hints of watermelon rind on the nose. The palate is bright and crisp with red fruit and berry notes including strawberry, cherry and finishes again with watermelon. A refreshing rosé for any occasion including outdoor dining, whether it picnics or a backyard barbecues.

Cibonne Tentations Rose Cotes de Provence




2017 Cibonne Tentations Rose Cotes de Provence...$14.99
50% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 15% Syrah and 15% Tibouren
The Clos Cibonne's Tentations are its hallmark and show passion for Côtes de Provence wines as well as for other French vineyards: favourites and discoveries that we will share with you.   Exotic fruits and a nice minerality.  Elegant, supple and round on the palate, with hints of peach on the finish.

2017 Rose Wines


New 2017 vintage ROSE wines are starting to arrive!



Big Savings!
2017 Rose Sampler 6 bottle mixed pack

Get 1 bottle of each of the 6 wines below for $74.99
All new 2017 vintage!
(Save almost $15 if bought individually)
  1. Donjon Minervois Rose...$16.99
  2. Commanderie of Bargemone Rosé...$19.99
  3. Penya Rose Cotes Catalanes...$12.99
  4. Le Cirque Rose...$14.99
  5. Chateau Allegret Bordeaux Rose....$14.99
  6. Arrumaco Garnacha Rose...$9.99 
Gives you a chance to try some of the new releases and pick your favorites for the upcoming Rose season






2017 Donjon Minervois Rose...$16.99
40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 30% Cinsault.
Situated in Minervois, one of the oldest wine-producing areas in the Languedoc, Château du Donjon has been in the Panis family for 500 years. Jean Panis took the reins from his father, Guy, in 1996 and has taken the estate to new heights, with the historic 1998 vintage marking the beginning of a golden era that continues to this day.
Tasting Notes: Donjon’s classic, bone-dry rosé offers aromas of strawberry, cherry and plum, with a silky texture, and a long, piquant finish. Serve With: Excellent on its own, with salads, and with omelettes, it can also to stand up to chicken, sausage or ham.
2016 vintage Rated 90/100 Wine Enthusiast


* Sustainably grown
2017 Commanderie of Bargemone Rosé...$19.99
30% Syrah * 30% Grenache * 15% Cinsault * 25% Cabernet

Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah... pale cherry color, the rosé wine of Bargemone offers aromas of flowers and red berries, which make it harmonious and balanced.
Tasting Notes: Offers classic aromas of wild strawberries and red currants, with a light, floral character and a crisp, bone-dry palate.
Serve With: A rosé of reference, to be enjoyed year-round on its own or with a wide range of lighter fare and Provence-inspired cuisine.

Some reviews of the 2016 (2017 not rated yet)
"2016 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé, AOP Coteaux d'Aix en Provence
This is a classic Provençal rosé and still one of the best ever. If you want to get a sense of why everyone's suddenly gone nuts rosé, this wine will do it." - The Today Show, NBC
Rated 90/100 Vinous Media
Rated 91/100 Wine Enthusiast





2017 Penya Rose Cotes Catalanes...$12.99
Grenache Noir and Syrah
Tasting Notes: Offers fresh aromas of Rainier cherries, garrigue, and hints of red raspberry and melon. Rich, full-bodied, yet bright on the palate.  Serve With: Great as an aperitif or an accompaniment to hearty salads, fish and shellfish, charcuterie, frittata, and more.
Cases de Pene is a tiny village in the Roussillon region of Southern France, just 30 miles north of Spain. Ceded to France in the mid 17th century, the area is still known as “French Catalonia”. We celebrate this heritage with the Catalan spelling of the ancient Château and village Cooperative: “Penya”.


2017 Le Cirque Rose...$14.99
60% Cinsault and 40% Grenache Noir
Tasting Notes: Intensely colored, with great freshness and spicy strawberry, watermelon and sage aromas. Bone dry.  Serve With: Excellent on its own, or paired with charcuterie, seafood, and fruit-based desserts.

Le Cirque is crafted by the progressive Les Vignerons de Tautavel Vingrau (VTV) cooperative in the village of Tautavel. Aptly named after the vast, amphitheatre-shaped bowl of vineyards stretching north towards Vingrau, the wines represent phenomenal values, and perfectly reflect the rugged, wind-swept terroir in which they are grown.






2017 Chateau Allegret Bordeaux Rose....$14.99
A dry rose made from Cabernet Franc and Merlot
Brilliant salmon pink with rose petal highlights.  The nose has intense apricot aromas with jasmine flowers.   It is very delicious and satisfying and full bodied. The elegant fruity flavors are enhanced by a beautiful balance between acidity and fruit. Raspberry, Redcurrant and a touch of citrus flavours extend into a long fine aftertaste. 



2017 Arrumaco Garnacha Rose...$9.99 / 750ml bottle
100% Grenache Rose
Offering impressive density and concentration, striking purity of fruit, and true and loud expressions of Spain’s classic varietals, Arrumaco has become a go-to label that has risen to the top in a crowded category of sensational values.
Tasting Notes: Lighter in color and body than many other Spanish rosés. Loaded with intense raspberry and plum aromas that follow to a crisp yet silky palate. Serve With: Excellent on its own and with a wide range of lighter fare. The perfect summer sipper and tapas wine!

Fontaine du Clos Confidences Cotes du Rhone


2016 Fontaine du Clos Confidences Cotes du Rhone...$15.99
65% Grenache and 35% Syrah
"Spicy elements lurk within the medium-bodied palate. It's fresh and bright, with juicy raspberry acidity and a touch of salinity on the finish. A lighter style, with persistence and vibrancy. It is very nicely balanced and weighted, a highly drinkable wines. There's just a touch of ripe sweetness, but it works to bring balance to the whole."
Rated 90/100 Decanter Magazine


"I continue to be impressed by the wines from Fontaine du Clos, and while they never lack for texture or fruit, they always display plenty of classic southern Rhône character." -- Jeb Dunnuck

2017 Sainte Pierre Provence Rose


This one was hugely popular last year!
True Provence Rose!









2017 Chateau Saint Pierre Cotes de Provence Rose...$16.99
40% Grenache
60% Cinsault
Elegant pale color with traditional salmon-pink tints. Fresh fruit nose of white peaches with hints of spice evolving into aromas of apricot, guava, and exotic fruits. Full on the palate with good acidity - a crisp rich wine with flavors typical of the unique Chateau Saint-Pierre soil. Complex and balanced with a luscious long finish. Winemaking: The grapes are hand picked.  The rosé wine then undergoes malolactic fermentation to bring out the earth aromas and develops the roundness and length on the palate. The wine is then kept in vats until bottled. Pairings: Fish & Shellfish, Pasta, Sushi, Asian, Pork, Pizza, Cheese & Crackers, Chicken & Turkey, and Salads.

Old Forester Mint Julep


Old Forester Mint Julep...$9.99 / liter
For generations, Louisville insiders have enjoyed mint juleps made with Louisville’s Hometown Bourbon™ – Old Forester.

In honor of that grand tradition, we created the Old Forester Mint Julep, named the Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby.

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby #144







Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby 
#144 Edition 2018...$44.99 / liter
Woodford Reserve®, the Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby®, is honoring “the greatest two minutes in sports” with the release of its 2018 Kentucky Derby commemorative bottle. The limited-edition Woodford Reserve bottle features the colorful artwork of Louisville artist Keith Anderson.

The Derby bottle has been an annual collector’s item anticipated by bourbon and racing fans since 1999. Beginning in 2003, Woodford Reserve began featuring the work of national artists. This year’s bottle – the 19th in the series – features Anderson’s stunning painting of powerful thoroughbreds as they break from the starting gate, in the glory of their colorful racing silks.

Lagunitas Lucky 13 Ale





Lagunitas Lucky 13 Ale....$3.59 / 22oz
From the first day of the first mash of the first recipe in the first brewhouse in the first space to these coordinates on the cone of space-time; We have worked hard to walk in the footsteps of our hero brewers. Now we have found our own voice as brewers but our admiration for the Great Ones has not dimmed one bit. If we walked well down the hero’s path, perhaps we too have been an inspiration for others. Beer is a Bronze Age business and we feel honored to leave our footprints on it’s path into history- at the same time leaving our flavors on your buds. Obey those Buds! Thanks for your trust over the years and we hope you enjoy this specially brewed Hi-Gravity Auburn offering. Beer Speaks, People Mumble!

Old Bakery Digital Native IPA


Old Bakery Digital Native IPA....$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
also sold as singles

Tropical AF. We dry-hopped this IPA with some dank citrusy & tropical hops including Azacca, El Dorado, & Citra, then added organic pineapple juice to drive home the tropical flavor profile. This beer is left a little bit hazy to ensure maximum hop flavor & aroma!

ABV: 6.3%
IBU: 60
Malt: Pale Malt & Raw Wheat
Hops: US Magnum, Centennial, Azacca, Citra & El Dorado

2nd Shift Coffee Liquid Spiritual Delight



no long online
2nd Shift Coffee Liquid Spiritual Delight....$5.99 / 12oz can
Imperial Stout
Coffee Liquid Spiritual Delight is our normal Imperial Stout but brewed with Blueprint Coffee. It's a stout that is a chewy, chocolaty, coffee-y and a joy to behold. Just friggin drink it.