Saturday, September 15, 2018

Black Infusions Gold Apricot Vodka

Black Infusions Gold Apricot Vodka...$31.99
The newest addition to the Black Infusions family. Naturally infused with dried California apricots, it's signature smooth taste is due to a unique distillation process, which includes filtration through lava rocks. In addition to being gluten-free and kosher-certified, Gold Apricot™ is made without any fake ingredients: there are absolutely no artificial sugars, flavors, colors. We bet you’ll say “that’s vodka?” and we’ll take it as a compliment.

Our distillery sits by the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon and overlooks the Cascade Mountains, home to the purest water sources in the world. Our spirits are produced in small batches so we can ensure a quality product.

Gold Apricot begins as a gluten-free spirit base made from corn. It’s then filtered through charcoal, and again through lava rock. This step plays an integral role in achieving its signature smooth taste and long finish, as the lava rock is what holds the purity of the water.

Next, we add whole, dried California apricots and let it sit. After four to six weeks of natural infusion, the liquid is then only lightly filtered so it retains its natural flavor profile and light golden hue. Then we bottle!

That’s it. No mass production. No additives. Nothing fake. It’s the way spirits were meant to be produced.

Uinta Noble Nectar Limited Release

This one arrived last week, but with all the crazy releases, never got it posted.  In stock at Forsyth now
Uinta Noble Nectar Limited Release...$9.99 / 6pk cans
A golden hued ale with Belgian Yeast, grains of paradise, spelt and honey

Elysian - Pumpkin

Elysian Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale..$7.99 / 22oz
Coffee Pumpkin Ale
A pumpkin ale with the attitude of a world-weary barista, Punkuccino packs a short shot of Stumptown coffee toddy in your pint with just a shake of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Elysian The Great Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale...$7.99 / 22oz
Worth the Wait
Pours deep copper with ghostly white head. Intense pumpkin, sugar and spice on the nose with a nice bready and malty backdrop to tame all those autumn spices into a remarkably smooth, balanced and delectable fall treat.

Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale...$7.99 / 22oz
Our Original Pumpkin Ale
A very drinkable pumpkin ale—brewed with seven and a half pounds of pumpkin per barrel and spiced in conditioning with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice.

Blanton's Bourbon - wish list

Emails sent - thank you for all your support!

Check your email now.

Our Single Barrel of Blanton's Bourbon
If you are in our Whiskey Reward Club (as of 09/12/18) and you have not received a bottle of our barrel of Blanton's Bourbon, sign up for the wish list now. We are mixing it up. We sent a WRC 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 WRC (as of 09/12/18)
  • 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 (Friday Night 9/14/18) 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 Blantons Bourbon at $53.99 for the bottle.
  • Emails will go out on Saturday early, hopefully.  Sunday at the latest.
  • You must sign up online - no phone calls
  • Your credit card will NOT be charged. We will confirm if your name is drawn and you will pay at pick up.
  • 1 entry per person
  • Do not put anything else in your cart, if you want something else, please create a new order.
  • Put it in your cart and checkout. Again, nothing will be charged.

Mark Herold - superstar wines!

The rare wines of Mark Herold. Of course, this superstar winemaker came to fame with his Merus label that he eventually sold. He is also the winemaker for Kamen wines and consults on others. This is his own label.

2015 Mark Herold Uproar Cabernet Sauvignon...$63.99
Erupting from the glass are big aromas of ripe blackberry, raspberry, boysenberry, strawberry and mocha. The subtle notes violets, sun-baked quartz and cured black olives add incredible dimension to this wine. Mouth-filling, hedonistic and head turning flavors of black and purple fruits are framed by sweet, velvety tannins. Yum! This approachable Cabernet was built to be your go to bottle any day of the week.

2014 Mark Herold Cabernet Sauvignon White Label...$189.99
Only 141 cases made
Even better is the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Herold White Label, mostly Oakville fruit with a touch of Coombsville. Like his other Cabernet Sauvignons it is aged 18-20 months in 100% new oak. This is a deeper, more powerful style of Cabernet Sauvignon exhibiting notes of charcoal, burning embers, blackberry, cassis, licorice and a meaty character. Full-bodied, savory and layered, the hallmark of the 2014 vintage – delicious, early drinkability – is well presented. This should be consumed over the next 10-15+ years.
Rated 95/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

2015 Mark Herold Cabernet Sauvignon Brown Label....$91.99

The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Coombsville) is dark, voluptuous and outrageously beautiful. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, mocha, chocolate and exotic spice all meld together in the glass. Racy and flamboyant – in the classic Mark Herold style – the 2015 is a jewel of a wine. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.
Rated 96/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Friday, September 14, 2018

Innis and Gunn Gunnpowder IPA

Innis and Gunn Gunnpowder IPA...$9.99 / 4pk bottles
also sold as singles
Our IPA is an explosion of aromas from Cascade, Centennial and Mandarina hops. Think orange, grapefruit and pine turned up to eleven. Its fully charged, hoppy character is perfectly balanced by a sweetness from the Munich malt.

Macallan Double Cask Gold Single Malt Scotch

Macallan Double Cask Gold Single Malt Scotch....$49.99 
The Macallan Double Cask Gold forms part of our Double Cask range which marries the classic Macallan style and the unmistakable sweetness of American oak. Light citrus notes and boiled sweets that dominate the palate before giving way to cinnamon, ginger and toasted apples.

Side Project Merci Batch #4

Taste Side Project Merci Blend #3 and Blend #4 Tonight!
The Wine and Cheese Place Forysth
7435 Forsyth Blvd.

Taste Tonight September 14th from 4-6pm
Side Project Merci Blend #1 (starting 4pm until the 1 bottle is gone)
Side Project Merci Blend #2 (starting 4pm until the 1 bottle is gone)
Side Project Merci Blend #3 (starting 4pm until the 4 bottles are gone)
Side Project Merci Blend #4
Fantome Collaboration DMD Cascadian Dark Ale 

Evil Twin Kolata IPA with lactose and pineapple and coconut extract

Blend #3: (not for sale) a blend of 14% Saison du Fermier in French Oak, 31% Saison du Fermier in American Oak, 46% Missouri Wild Blond Ale that was aged a French oak foedre that Side Project has been pulling solera-style pieces from for the past four years. Higher acid (base for Fuzzy). 9% Missouri Wild Ale that was aged in Missouri oak chardonnay barrels for 3 years.

Blend #4: a blend of 43.6% of our Foedre Blond (same base as Fuzzy) 5 years of solera method in a french oak foedre, 39.8% of #40 - 12 months in french oak puncheons (higher brett phenolics than most Side Project beers),  8.7% of Foedre Terry - 8 months in french oak foedre (high must, funk, slight brine) and 7.9% of Oude Fermier - 18 months in french oak

Side Project Merci Batch #4...$29.99 / 750ml

 This is one of our craziest releases of the year!  Very fun and exciting!

Back in June we did the blending session -  

Side Project Merci Batch #4...$29.99 / 750ml

Here was the final blend....if you made it to the blending, hopefully you kept your notes on your own blends.

  • 43.6% of our Foedre Blond (same base as Fuzzy) 5 years of solera method in a french oak foedre
  • 39.8% of #40 - 12 months in french oak puncheons (higher brett phenolics than most Side Project beers)
  • 8.7% of Foedre Terry - 8 months in french oak foedre (high must, funk, slight brine)
  • 7.9% of Oude Fermier - 18 months in french oak
"Went a little more "wild ale" with this blend and tried to express as much Brett as possible" - Cory King, Side Project Brewing on Batch #4

This is the beer that Cory makes specifically for The Wine and Cheese Place.  We are honored to be able to get beer from Side Project and offer it to our loyal customers.   Thank you.

Previous releases

All Rated 99 on RateBeer

Blend #1: a blend of Saison du Ble and a 2 year old American Wild ale
Blend #2: a blend of Oude Fermier and a 2 year old Missouri Wild Ale
Blend #3: a blend of 14% Saison du Fermier in French Oak, 31% Saison du Fermier in American Oak, 46% Missouri Wild Blond Ale that was aged a French oak foedre that Side Project has been pulling solera-style pieces from for the past four years. Higher acid (base for Fuzzy). 9% Missouri Wild Ale that was aged in Missouri oak chardonnay barrels for 3 years.

Central State Oatsplosion Oat India Pale Ale

Central State Oatsplosion Oat India Pale Ale...$12.99 / 4pk
also sold as singles
Brewed with an absurd amount of flaked oats of an equally silly amount of Citra and Mosaic hops, this IPA is bursting with juicy fruit flavors and silky smooth texture.

Central State Hoppig Bier...$10.99 / 4pk
also sold as singles
Bitter Farmhouse Ale
A tribute to one of our favorite beers of Belgium. This simple base of Indiana malted barley, an absolutely silly amount of the finest Hallertauer Mittlefruh we could get our hands on, and our house yeast culture come together to form this intensely hoppy and dry beer.
Malt Bill: Indiana Malted Pilsner & Barley
Hops: Hallertauer Mittelfruh

Rum Tasting

Rum Tasting

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 

TONIGHT coming Friday! - Rum Tasting with Michelle from Vintegrity

September 14 (Friday) - Rum Tasting
4-6pm tonight!
  • Rhum Clement VSOP
  • Rhum Clement 6yr
  • Rhum Clement 10yr
  • Rhum Clement Homere Cuvee
  • Navazos Palazzi Spanish Rum
  • Rum Fire

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Southern Tier Pumking

Southern Tier Pumking...$6.49 / pint
The King of pumpkin beers.
All Hallow’s Eve is a time of the year when spirits can make contact with the physical world, and when magic is most potent. It is thought that we harness this magic to brew our powerful pumpkin ale. Not so, but it is with great respect to the magic of their trade that our brewers produce this fine beer. Take a whiff of this complex ale and your journey has just begun. At first sip, a magical spell will bewitch your taste buds, yet another victim enraptured by the Pumking.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Amazing Old Vine Chablis from Importer Kermit Lynch

Amazing Old Vine Chablis from Importer Kermit Lynch
We look forward to the release of the wines of Olivier Savary and Roland Lavantureux every year and are very excited about these two amazing vintages

2017 Olivier Savary Chablis V.V...$29.99
These exquisite wines are quintessential Chablis, with unmistakable aromas of ancient crushed shells and a pronounced, racy mineral structure.
Rated 88-90 The Wine Advocate

2016 Roland Lavantureux Chablis V.V...$31.99
This young Chablis is singing right out of the gate: you’ll find generous ripe fruit, a dense, tightly knit backbone, and a full-flavored, zesty finish of citrus and stone. There is plenty of Chablis typicity, with enough body to stand up to richer fare as well as delicate seafood dishes. It’s no coincidence vigneron Arnaud Lavantureux has just been named Best Young Talent of the Chablisien by his peers-Kermit Lynch Importer

2016 Roland Lavantureux Chablis Vauprin...$38.99
Roland’s sons Arnaud and David are turning heads in Chablis and all over the world as they have taken this already very reliable domaine to new heights in record time. Among their many brilliant moves was isolating their best village parcel in their hometown of Lignorelles (a steep, southerly exposed slope) and bottling it separately to create this single-vineyard wine that shows off the potential of their terroir. They created Vauprin for their best restaurant clients in France. We were able to secure a few cases for our private clients in the USA. This is premier cru quality, folks.-Kermit Lynch Importer

2016 Roland Lavantureux Chablis Bougros Grand Cru...$84.99
The 2016 Chablis Bougros Grand Cru, which sees 20% new oak over 12 months, has one of the better aromatics amongst its peers, clean and precise with apple blossom and light peach skin notes, the new oak present but simpatico with the fruit. The palate is fresh and detailed on the entry, well balanced and yes, showing some reduction towards the finish, although it is much better handled than many of its peers.
Rated 92/100 Vinous

El Enemigo - big scores!!

Argentine Cabernet Franc! Yep its a thing and we are fully on board.

Having been in the St Louis wine business for almost 20 years it has become increasingly rare that I am both thoroughly impressed and fascinated by a winery and their take on a particular varietal. Well, I can tell you having tasted the array of Cabernet Franc from Bodega Aleanna's El Enemigo Winery, Argentine Cabernet Franc is the real deal and these wines are truly world class. We have two large shipments coming in, the first of which just arrived. Stay tune for the next drop in October.

First off we have the “Entry Level” Cabernet Franc, which to my taste is as enjoyable a red wine under $30 as I have had in years. Combing the fruit and power Argentina is known for with the finesse and elegance of Cabernet Franc and just a touch of a savory note on the finish from the whole cluster pressing.

2014 Bodega Aleanna El Enemigo Cabernet Franc...$22.99
The 2014 El Enemigo Cabernet Franc is pure Cabernet Franc from Gualtallary fermented with 50% whole clusters. It felt riper than the 2013, and there are less herbal aromas and more notes from the plum-like spectrum. What I like here is the tastiness in the palate and the fine tannins, the chalky sensation that provides an almost salty finish. The palate is a lot fresher than the nose points at and the acidity is quite high. It slowly develops a note of curry, getting spicier and spicier in the glass. 35,000 bottles produced.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate

Also available now is the 2010 Bodega Aleanna Gran Enemigo Cabernet Franc Agrelo. A wine that I would not hesitate to serve alongside the heavy hitters of Bordeaux and Napa Valley. This wine possesses the depth of flavor and seamless texture that make for an absolutely brilliant experience. Don't hesitate to pop the cork now this wine is open for business and drinking wonderfully.
2010 Bodega Aleanna Gran Enemigo Cabernet Franc Agrelo...$94.99
El Gran Enemigo SV Agrelo is deep purple with red highlights. Its aromas are intense and elegant. Cabernet Franc brings light notes of eucalyptus and thyme. Malbec brings notes of ripe black fruits, blackberries and black cherries. The oak aging gives a touch of chocolate and vanilla to blend. Excellent balance and elegant. This wine was made in honor of the old Pomerol style where Cabernet Franc was blended with the other Bordeaux varieties.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

Crown Royal Salted Caramel Whisky

In stock now!

Crown Royal Salted Caramel Whisky...$25.99
Crown Royal Salted Caramel Flavored Whisky is a blend of the finest Canadian whiskies, carefully selected by our Master Blenders and infused with the subtly salty-sweet taste of indulgent salted caramels – imparting lush, creamy notes that perfectly compliment the richness of Crown Royal Whisky.

Off Color Blueberries Feel Pain

Limit 1 per person
Off Color Blueberries Feel Pain...$11.99 / 750ml
Blueberries Feel Pain American Wild Ale Fermented with Blueberry Juice

MALTS: Pils, Wheat, Vienna, Spelt HOPS: Nugget, Sterling SECRET INGREDIENTS: Blueberry juice, Native yeast harvested from blueberry skins 
One mid-summer day, John and a group of furry cohorts we navigating through a blueberry field. Suddenly one of his furry friends, who had just gone through a difficult breakup, started bashing blueberries with a mallet. John said to the creature, "Friend, fret not for we will bring these blueberries back to the brewery and save them for you to snack on later." John put the blueberries by his desk and then forgot about them. As days turned to weeks, the blueberries began to ferment, as stuff by John's desk tends to do. As weeks turned to months, a spicy, almost peppery aromatic began wafting from the corner. Re-discovering the blueberries, John decided to try and make a beer with them. Also because he wanted to play off out like that was his plan the whole time. Now that the beer is here, we can only look back at that faithful day with joy and be thankful about that furious, furry creature.

Off Color Oktoberfest

Off Color Brewing Oktoberfest Lager...$10.99 / 6pk
A fest beer to celebrate the wedding of one of our favorite twenty employees! Brewed in the classic style of an Oktoberfest lager, except if you see it after October, then it is a Marzen.
6.5% ABV
Malt: Pils, Dark Munich, CaraMunich III, CaraPils
Hops: Nugget, Hersbrucker
Secret Techniques: Step Infusion and Polka Lagering

Off Color Le Woof Biere de Garde

Off Color Le Woof Biere de Garde...$7.99 / 4pk 
Inspired by our brewery puppy, Hops, Biere de Guard Dog seems sweet enough will a strong malt presence lead by Munich and Vienna malts. But at 7.3% ABV, it packs a bite. Just ask our delivery guy!
Malts: Pils, Vienna, Dark Munch
Hops: Chinook, Strisselspalt
Secret Ingredients: Territorial Aggression

Southern Tier Battle in four Dimensions DIPA

Southern Tier Battle in four Dimensions DIPA...$12.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Battle in Four Dimensions has all the hallmarks of a big IPA with bright grapefruit-like aromas and flavors of Amarillo hops. It’s 8.5% abv and purposefully brewed to a moderate 30 IBU for easy crushing. We could have stopped there, but we didn’t. Crack this can open, pour it into your favorite glass and be shocked by the supernova red color from the addition of just a touch of beet juice. Into the fourth dimension we go!

Scene Five: Fighters engage in battle as a gallant attempt to rescue the captain unfolds. The story concludes in Episode 6, with “Paradox of the Powerful.”

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.

Southern Tier Rum Barrel Aged Pumking

Southern Tier Rum Barrel Aged Pumking...$9.99 / pint
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, and in 2018, found some of the best we’ve ever used. This batch is 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!’
2018 New label design, same great Rum Barrel Aged Pumking!

4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout

Its back!!

4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout...$9.99 / 6pk CANS
"Our Chocolate milk stout pours black as the night sky with aromas of dark chocolate, chocolate malt, and more chocolate.  With a frothy tan head and a rich velvety mouthfeel our Chocolate milk stout is a perfect addition to the change of seasons.  Brewed with over 3 pounds of cocoa nibs per barrel this beer is a chocolate lovers dream!" -- label

4 Hands Liquid Wet Hop Centennial Red

4 Hands Liquid Wet Hop Centennial Red...$9.99 / 4pk cans

Monday, September 10, 2018

Talley Rosemary Vineyard Pinot Noir

2013 Talley Rosemary Vineyard Pinot Noir...$56.98
Only 6 bottles available. First come, subject to confirmation
Prime drinking window. Drink 2015-2023

At the same level as the Rincon Vineyard in 2013, the beautiful 2013 Pinot Noir Rosemary's Vineyard saw a similar elevage and saw 18 months in 28% new French oak. A bigger, richer effort, it offers terrific black raspberry, raspberry, spice, rose petal and hints of minerality on the nose. Lacking a touch of the precision and focus of the Rincon effort, it makes up for it with medium to full-bodied richness, a rounded, supple, sexy texture and beautiful length. While I don't think it hits the heights of the '12, readers shouldn't miss either of these vintages and it will be great to try these two when they have some maturity.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate