Friday, June 8, 2018

Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal on super sale!

Another great sale just arrived!
I hope this means they are clearing it out to make room for more cans!
Batch 14 - 2014
Drinking beautifully!  
Taste it tonight at Forsyth!

Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal...$2.99 / 375ml
"Artisan Ale aged in oak barrels. Vieille meaning "Old" is an artisan barrel-aged Saison, lightly dry hopped" -- label
Rated 99/100 RateBeer

Moonight Mead tasting tonight!

Mead Tasting Tonight 
with Shelton Brothers

Moonight Mead tasting tonight!

We have a large selection of Moonlight Mead in stock - 
We we will be tasting 7-8 different ones tonight from 4-6pm

Vermouth Tastings!

A few years back we went Mezcal crazy with a bunch of tastings to help educate people about Mezcal. This year is the year of the Vermouth for The Wine and Cheese Place.  Why, because we want to!  We are excited about Vermouth and have an amazing selection and want to share it with you. 
Vermouth is not just an afterthought in a Martini.  Vermouth can be the STAR of your summer drink.   If you have a good bottle of Vermouth, just pour it on the rocks with some club soda and an orange slice and you will be surprised how refreshing this drink is!  

Huge selection at Forsyth - getting descriptions up on each one on the shelf for your reading pleasure!

We have two tastings set up at our Forsyth location already!Save the date!
TONIGHT --- Friday June 8th Vermouth Tasting from 4-5:30
Scheduled to taste - subject to change

  • Partner Vermouth - US
  • La Quintinyne Royal Rouge - France
  • La Quintinyne Royal Blanc - France
  • Lacuesta Edicion Vermut Blanco - Spain
  • Lacuesta Edicion Limitada - Spain
  • Mancino Secco - Italy
  • Mancino Rosso Amaranto - Italy
  • Giacomo Borgogno Chinato

Save the date!
Friday - June 15 Vermouth/Aperitif Tasting

Come try a few!
List subject to change, but this is what we are planning right now...

  • Dolin Dry Vermouth
  • Dolin Blanc Vermouth
  • Miro Rojo Vermut
  • Cocchi Dopo Teatro Vermouth Amaro
  • L.N. Mattei Cap Corse Quinquina Blanc
  • L.N. Mattei Cap Corse Quinquina Rouge
  • Cappelleti Aperitivo
  • Cardamaro Vino Amaro

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Against the Grain 70K BA Stout

Very limited - while it lasts -

Against the Grain 70K BA Stout...$22.99 / 750ml
Taking awesome and doubling it can only be double awesome. It’s math.

This is essentially the 35K recipe doubled. Double roasty, double chocolatey, double creamy, double delicious. Then we decided to make it 2.5X awesome by aging it in Angel’s Envy barrels for a really, really long time. The bourbon and oak flavors perfectly compliment the massive flavors in the double mega imperial milk stout. You don’t swim in this beer, it swims in you!

ABV: 13.0%

Six Mile Bridge The Marauder

Back in stock - while it lasts - act fast
SOLD OUT 1 per person
Super limited
Six Mile Bridge The Marauder...$24.99 / 750ml
Imperial Stout aged in Woodford Reserve Rye Whiskey Barrels with Santa Elena Blueprint Coffee
1812 bottles produced

Espolon Tequila Extra Anejo

Great Price!

Espolon Tequila Extra Anejo...$89.99
  • Extra Aged - Extra Rare
  • 100% Blue Weber Agave
  • Aged 6 years in American Oak

Añejo X is secretly laid to rest for six long years. The extra aging creates a tequila of rich, complex flavors and uncommon character. There’s only one Añejo X, and once the limited quantity is gone, it’s gone forever. This is the one you’ll stash and bring out to enjoy straight on special occasions.
Each black glass bottle is handmade in Mexico and a proud tribute to the Mexican art form of the Barro Negro.

2nd Shift Brewing Little Big Hop Session IPA

Fresh load at Forsyth - canned 6/5/18
(should be hitting New Ballas today also)
2nd Shift Brewing Little Big Hop Session IPA...$10.99 / 4pk 16oz Cans
4.9% ABV
We like drinking, but big beers can be overwhelming. We made Little Big Hop to provide a punch of hop aroma and flavor without killing your taste buds. This beer is stupid good -- Steve Crider

Stone Enjoy By 07.04.18 UNFILTERED IPA

Stone Enjoy By 07.04.18 UNFILTERED IPA...$15.99 / 6pk cans
Independently brewed to be enjoyed fresh.
For this version of Stone Enjoy By IPA we thought: “We don’t always have a filter, so why should our beer?” By skipping a step and letting this devastatingly fresh, golden-hued double IPA go un filtered, the beer takes on a hazy appearance and its peach and tropical fruit hop aroma are intensified. So though it may sound like it, this missed step was no misstep.

Like the other IPAs in this series, this version is brewed specifically NOT to last.

2016 Cast Sauvignon Blanc North Coast

Great price!

2016 Cast Sauvignon Blanc North Coast....$14.99
The cheapest price on Wine-Searcher is $25
Our Sauvignon Blanc will be your go to wine for everything from a picnic in the park to served in crystal at your next dinner party. This crowd pleaser is great with spicy and high-acid foods. This is the driest SB we have made and is reminiscent of a New Zealand-style wine. Floral and pear notes hover on the nose. Orange zest, grapefruit and lime oil dance on the tongue.
Production notes: 100% Stainless Tank Fermentation.

Rudius Wines from Jeff Ames

"Rudius Wines is the brainchild of winemaker Jeff Ames, also known as the winemaking force behind the superb wines of Tor Kenward." 

             -- Robert Parker
“In just over a decade, Ames has become one of Napa's rising stars.” 
             - Wine Spectator

Very small production - very limited!

In stock at Rock Hill now
2014 Rudius Zinfandel Field Blend Bedrock Vineyard...$34.98
Only 90 cases made
A wonderful, historical wine with spice, mosswood, mushroom and bark. Medium body, polished tannins. This is amazing. Pure strawberry. Made from a field blend of 125 year-old vines, mostly Zin with other grapes like syrah and petit syrah. Ungrated vines. Drink now.
Rated 95/100 James Suckling
A field blend of mostly Zinfandel, the 2014 Bedrock Vineyard is a seamless, opulent, incredibly sexy red from this vineyard that has classic red and black fruits, incense, cedary herbs, and spice. Medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, with a ripe, heady personality that just oozes charm, drink it anytime over the coming 7-8 years.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck

In stock at Rock Hill now
2014 Rudius Cabernet Franc Sugarloaf Vineyard...$58.98

Only 125 cases made
The 2014 Cabernet Franc Sugarloaf Vineyard comes from a single, higher elevation block in the Sugarloaf Vineyard, in the Coombsville appellation. It offers a ripe, opulent style as well as classic Cabernet Franc floral and violets characteristics in its black and blue fruit aromas and flavors. It takes plenty of air to show at its best and is a full-bodied, concentrated, nicely structured 2014 that has remarkable purity, building tannin, and a great finish. Give bottles 2-3 years and enjoy over the following 15+.
Rated 93/100 Jeb Dunnuck

In stock at Rock Hill now
2014 Rudius Cabernet Sauvignon Farella Vineyard...$79.98

Only 180 cases made
I like the chocolate, stone and currant character here. Medium to full body, silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. A beauty. Tension and focus here. Drink in 2019.
Rated 94/100 James Suckling
From a site in Coombsville, in the cooler southern end of Napa Valley, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Farella Vineyard offers a deep, more mineral-laced style with terrific notes of black (and some blue) fruits, scorched earth, spring flowers, dark chocolate, and graphite. With medium to full-bodied richness, building tannin, notable yet integrated acidity, and a big finish, it’s a beautifully pure Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that’s going to benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for 15-20 years.
Rated 93+/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Arrives next week
2014 Rudius Cabernet Sauvignon Savory Estate Howell Mountain...$115.98 
Only 220 cases made
From a Howell Mountain estate vineyard located at 1,700 feet above sea level, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Savory Estate is a textbook example of this mountain terroir and offers terrific blue fruits, tobacco, cedar pencil, and crushed rocks. Possessing remarkable purity of fruit, full-bodied richness, integrated acidity, and ample tannin, this beauty has the purity and balance to drink nicely today yet needs a full 4-5 years of bottle age. It’s going to age for three decades. Hats off to winemaker Jeff Ames!
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Aromas of seaweed, oyster shell and iodine with subtle currants. Full to medium body and firm and chewy tannins, yet this remains reserved and polished. Shows wonderful complexity and length. Don't miss it. From only 1.3 acres. Try in 2020.
Rated 96/100 James Suckling

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A couple of Gems from Santa Cruz Mountains

A couple of Gems from Santa Cruz Mountains

2013 Mount Eden Estate Cabernet Sauvignon...$63.99
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is developing beautifully, unfurling in the glass with aromas of cassis, tobacco, bay laurel, dark chocolate and rich soil. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, multidimensional and concentrated, with wonderful savory depth, fine grained but firm tannins and a long, taut and tangy finish. While this is firmly shut down today, its potential for the future is fully evident: expect it to begin to come into its own around its tenth birthday.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate

2014 Ridge Monte Bello...$193.98
A worthy successor to the profound 2013 and the fruit of the earliest harvest on record at this address, the 2014 Monte Bello is still quite youthfully expressive, wafting from the glass with an exuberant bouquet of minty dark berries, plums, black cherries, cigar box and a nicely integrated framing of new oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, deep and intense, with a rich chassis of structuring tannins, which are currently largely concealed in a succulent core of fruit, and bright balancing acids. In profile, it's structurally more open-knit and giving than the massive 2013, and I suspect it will reach its plateau sooner, but it should enjoy over three decades of longevity. The blend is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, and it attained 13.5% natural alcohol. "
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate

Plus a tiny allocation of 2016 Ridge Geyserville. Usually we get 5 cases of Ridge Geyserville every vintage plus a few cases of magnums, well 2016 was a very short vintage and our allocation is tiny. So don't hesitate on these
2016 Ridge Geyserville....$43.99 / 750ml

2016 Ridge Geyserville....$87.99 / 1.5 liter
The 2016 Geyserville Proprietary Red Wine is a real success this year, bursting from the glass with an exuberant bouquet of sweet cherries, blackberries and plums, with subtle hints of the licorice and spice to come with age, and a subtle framing of sweet new oak. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, supple and layered, with a lovely core of ripe, succulent fruit and beautifully fine-grained structuring tannins. The finish is long and pure. There are 23 different grape varieties co-planted in the Geyserville vineyard, but in 2016, Zinfandel dominates at 73%, followed by 17% Carignane, 7% Petite Sirah and 3% Alicante Bouschet.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

Pierre Gelin Burgundy

Over the past 5 years as the demand and prices of Grand Cru Cote de Nuits Burgundy have sky rocketed we have constantly been on the lookout for a below the radar producer that can deliver world class quality at below market value, enter Domaine Pierre Gelin. We scored just 12 bottles of their 2015 Chambertin Clos de Beze, produced from a single acre sight in the heart of Burgundy's most hallowed ground.

We have the lowest price on Wine-Searcher on both of these wines.
2015 Pierre Gelin Chambertin Clos de Beze....$199.99
Though packed with cherry and black currant fruit, this red is impenetrable and cloaked in spicy oak. With air, the mineral core emerges and builds to a long finish. In time, all the elements will come together.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

2015 Pierre Gelin Fixin....$34.99
Cherry jam and spice flavors reign in this succulent red. Features a solid edge of tannins, and all the elements dissolve on the lingering finish.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Spectator

Martinez Lacuesta Vermut Bianco

Martinez Lacuesta Vermut Bianco....$17.99
Vermouth from Spain
La Rioja’s own vermouth has a name and a surname, Vermut Lacuesta, and a secret, la Conzia (The Botanicals), our master formula for making vermouth, used since 1937.
A slightly liquoris, cinamon and ginger in the palate. Perfect ro drink it very cold in the aperitif time with an olive and a slice of lemon.

Kona Brewing Gold Cliff IPA

New seasonal from Kona in stock at Forsyth

Kona Brewing Gold Cliff IPA...$7.99
Gold Cliff IPA features real pineapple, along with bright, tropical fruit aromas of Mosaic and Citra hops and a hint of smooth caramel malt.

ABV 7.2%
HOPS:  Chinook, Topaz, Mosaic, Citra
SPECIAL INGREDIENTS:  Tropical Pineapple

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Louis Raison French Cidre

#1 selling Cider in France
In stock now at Forsyth
Louis Raison French Cidre Original Crisp...$9.99 / 6pk
Louis Raison French Cidre Organic Dry...$9.99 / 6pk
Louis Raison French Cidre Rouge Delice...$9.99 / 6pk

Made from unique red fleshed apples

Info from Brewbound
Rouge Delice (5.5% ABV, 6.57 Brix): is comprised of Rouge Delice and Bittersweet apples. Rouge Delice apples – grown only in France – are recognized for their unique red flesh, delivering the natural rose hue of the liquid itself. On the nose, this cider is citrusy with bright acidity, accompanied by hints of strawberry and cranberry. The taste is floral with hints of white tea, spiced apple, and melon. Rouge Delice finishes with a soft, sweet hint of playful plum and fruit flavors. 2017 Tastings Gold Medal recipient.

Organic Dry (4.5% ABV, 2.56 Brix): is a full-bodied cider made with 100 percent organic bittersweet apples. This flavorful cider combines cinnamon and baked apple aromas with a dry, crisp finish. The taste is complex, incorporating white wine, grass and nut flavors. 2017 Tastings Gold Medal recipient.

Original Crisp (5.5% ABV, 5.33 Brix): made with bittersweet apples, this cider is crisp, light, sweet, fruity, and complex. Original Crisp has notes of toasted nuts and honey clover on the nose. The taste starts with ripe fruit up front and finishes with tannic and woody notes. 2017 Tastings Gold Medal recipient.

Stillwater / Oliver Brewing Whipped

Must stay refrigerated - in our beer cooler now!

Stillwater / Oliver Brewing Whipped....$4.49 / 16oz can
Sour Raspberry Nitro Smoothie Ale

Stillwater Strobe Lights

Stillwater Strobe Lights Double Dry Hopped IPA...$17.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
also sold as singles
Double Dry Hopped IPA
7% ABV

Whistlepig 10 Year Old Rye TWCP Single Barrel

Selected by
The Wine and Cheese Place
We selected 2 barrels
Whistlepig 10 Year Old Rye TWCP Single Barrel...$76.99
10 Years Old

Barrel #1 -- 112.8 proof
Barrel #2 -- 115.8 proof

Finished in Bourbon Barrels
WhistlePig was released in the summer of 2010 to great critical acclaim, earning 96 points from Wine Enthusiast, their highest rating ever for a rye whiskey, a “highest recommendation” from Spirits Journal, as well as accolades from The Wall Street Journal, GQ, Forbes, Maxim, Imbibe Magazine, and many others. As Master Distiller Dave Pickerell notes, these extraordinary honors both “humble and set a high bar” for the company.

Evil Twin Twin Westbrook Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Mexican Biscotti Churros Cake Break

Super limited ---
Limit 1 bottle per person

Evil Twin Twin Westbrook Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Mexican Biscotti Churros Cake Break...$33.99 / 22oz

Dogfish Head Mix Media

Dogfish Head Mix Media....$13.99 / 6pk
Vino-Esqu Ale brewed with Grape Must
also sold as singles

The closest an ale can legally be to wine! With 51% of the fermentable sugars coming from grain and 49% coming from grapes, Mixed Media is a complex saison-esque ale brewed with a distinct Belgian yeast strain. Using a late-harvest Viognier grape must from our friends at Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Washington, you'll find notes of white grape and melon in the aroma, and greeted with a spicy white wine body in every sip.

If you were (or still are) a fan of our Noble Rot or Oak-aged Noble Rot, you'll be delighted with the addition of Mixed Media to our lineup of beer-wine hybrids.

“We’ve been experimenting with grape juice and must in the brewing process with beers like Midas Touch, Red & White, Noble Rot and Sixty One, since we first opened 23 years ago as the smallest American craft brewery,” says Dogfish Head founder & CEO Sam Calagione. “By blending the two seemingly opposite worlds of beer and wine together we’ve discovered that they collide quite nicely, and the combination of the two adds an additional thread of flavor and a layer of complexity to the mix."

As our newest spin in the beer-wine world, Mixed Media appeals to both the Pinot Gris and beer drinker alike with a crisp, dry and tart ale that will leave you 'puckering' for more.

Stillwater Collaborations Are for Lovers

Stillwater Collaborations Are For Lovers....$7.99 / 16oz can
Imperial Stout brewed with Mango Coffee and Vanilla
16% ABV

Monday, June 4, 2018

Six Mile Bridge Double Dry Hopped Citra IPA

Six Mile Bridge Double Dry Hopped Citra IPA...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
We used over 30 pounds of late addition citra hops to the fruity citrus qualities of this beer. Finishing at 30 IBUs, this beer is filled with flavors of tropical fruit, melon, lime, grapefruit, and granadlilla.
- Seasonal Availability -
Enjoy With Tamales, tacos and Trivial Pursuit

Six Mile Bridge Irish Red Ale...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
This smooth, medium-bodied ale is our tribute to the emerald isle. We brew this deep ruby red ale with tons of honey to create layers of caramel and toffee notes as it smooths out the bitterness on the finish.
Enjoy With Pulled pork, crème brulee & St Patrick himself

Six Mile Bridge Bavarian Hefeweizen Wheat Ale...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Brewed true to its Bavarian roots, this light and refreshing unfiltered wheat beer boasts of banana and clove flavors with subtle hints of vanilla and citrus.
Enjoy With Cured meats, Mexican dishes, strawberry shortcake & lots of sunshine

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Glen Grant Rothes Speyside 15 Year Old Batch Strength

Glen Grant Rothes Speyside 15 Year Old Batch Strength...$64.99
We are the lowest price on Wine-Searcher in the country.
1st Edition
50% ABV

Soulard Island Citrus Vodka

Made in St. LouisSoulard Island Citrus Vodka...$21.99
Just south of Downtown St. Louis, nestled between highways and the Mississippi River, you'll discover Soulard -- the oldest neighborhood in the city.  Defined by eclectic French and Creole influences and reminiscent  of New Orleans.  Experience Soulard Island Spirits, a taste of the Islands crafted in the Midwest.

Sound Spirits Old Tom Gin

Sound Spirits Old Tom Gin...$26.99 / 750ml
Sound Spirits Old Tom Gin honors a long lost style of gin by pulling back on the piney juniper and allowing the orange, cardamom and elder flower to come forward, with an added touch of sweetness. We gently rest it on oak for a month to produce a delicate but delectable balance of flavor

Leopold's Summer Gin

Very limited release
Leopold's Summer Gin...$29.99

Batch #12
47% Alc. by Vol. 94 Proof
This bright, citrus-forward, vibrant gin truly captures the Summer season.
By individually distilling the juniper berries, coriander, blood orange, lemon myrtle leaf, and Helichrysum angustifolium (known as 'Immortal Flower'), we are able to highlight the truest expression of each ingredient, before blending it into the perfect spirit for a Tom Collins or Gimlet.​
We have crafted a unique, seasonally inspired gin for warm weather and relaxing times under a golden Summer sun.

Almost gone!

Super Special!
We got in 50 CASES awhile back and it took some time to get traction - now regulars are scooping it up. 
Less than 30 BOTTLES left - grab it soon before it is gone.  We will not see this price again.
Was $43.99!
Even at $43.99 we were the lowest price on Wine-Searcher in the Country! (average price on on Wine-Searcher is $61)
Now we are only $24.99 for 750ml! 

New Holland Zeppelin Bend Straight Whiskey....$24.99 / 750ml 

Zeppelin Bend is a culmination of New Holland’s brewing roots and a growing passion for distilling. A straight-malt whiskey, it begins with a brewer’s mash coaxing sugars from malted barley into a liquid wash. This wash is twice distilled and aged in new American oak with a heavy char. Notes of vanilla and clove arise from the slightly caramelized spirit leading to a classic American-oak finish.