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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Penfolds Max's Shiraz Cabernet



2015 Penfolds Max's Shiraz Cabernet...$19.99
This wine is named for former Penfolds winemaker Max Schubert, who from 1948 to 1975 was instrumental in developing the winery's great reputation. This deep magenta-hued blend of 70% Shiraz and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon starts with a nose of blackberry and powdered earth. White pepper graces inky espresso structure, inching its way through bold notes of plum and beetroot. Violets chime in mid-palate, while a meaty grilled sensation is spiced to the "max" on the finish.
Rated 93/100 Tasting Panel

2016 Rodney Strong Upshot Red Blend



New Red Blend!
2016 Rodney Strong Upshot Red Blend...$19.99

Compare to $28 at the Winery
Blend of Zinfandel, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Riesling
This rich, supple wine bursts with blackberry and dark cherries with hints of spice followed by lush, rounded tannins and a lingering finish.
Rodney Strong Vineyards is dedicated to crafting world-class wines that capture the essence of Sonoma County. Rodney Strong sustainably farms 14 estate vineyards and produces wines from Sonoma Countys finest appellations - Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Chalk Hill, Dry Creek Valley, Knights Valley, Petaluma Gap, and Sonoma Coast. We aspire to conserve and protect the environment in all winery operations through sustainable practices, solar power, and fish friendly farming.
The end result of our winemakers passion for blending flavorful, deeply nuanced and unique wines. Exclusively from vineyards in Sonoma County, predominantly Alexander Valley and Knights Valley, our Red Blend offers a sumptuous, almost magical outcome of the growing season and winemaking process.

Heirloom Bottling Co. -- New flavors




Heirloom Bottling Co. Peach Jalapeno...$18.99
Cocktail Syrup made in St. Louis



Heirloom Bottling Co. Pineapple Allspice...$18.99
Cocktail Shrub made in St. Louis

2014 Peter Michael Les Pavots






2014 Peter Michael Les Pavots...$209.99
Incredible aromas of pine tree, mineral, cigar box and tobacco leaf but then it turns to currants and black truffle. Forest fruit and forest floor. Soya. Full body, round and decadent with a combination of ripe fruit and earth, spice and long finish. The uniqueness of Pavot is streaming here. Drink or hold
Rated 98/100 James Suckling
The 2014 Proprietary Red Les Pavots (3,570 cases) is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot aged in mostly Taransaud barrels with a small helping of Darnajou thrown in. This wine is fabulous in the vintage, although certainly less profoundly concentrated and extracted, as well as structured, compared to the 2013, which was off-the-charts fabulous. This is a brilliant wine, charming, with front-end loaded plum, blackcurrant and black raspberry fruit interwoven with graphite, tar and truffle notes. The wine has sumptuous texture, sweet, velvety tannin, and a long, full-bodied finish. It should drink well for at least two decades.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate





2014 Peter Michael L'Espirt de Pavots...$99.99

Beautiful tobacco, berry and herb. Lots of sweet tobacco. Full body, round tannins and juicy fruit character. Soft and delicious. Savory. Salty and delicious. You want to drink it now, so do.
Rated 94/100 James Suckling

2015 Antinori Cervaro della Sala



2015 Antinori Cervaro della Sala....$47.99 
Intense aromas of crushed lime and lemon as well as mineral and flint follow through to a medium body, ultra-precise acid and fruit balance. Long and linear finish. Just a hint of vanilla and cream. Give it a year or two to develop in the bottle but already a beauty.
Rated 95/100 James Suckling
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

New wine from Caymus!



2016 Caymus-Suisun Grand Durif....$51.99
Durif is known in North America as Petite Sirah, as this wine is sourced from the Suisun Valley. A brooding dark color, this starts off with a wonderful combination of blue and dark fruits on the nose. The texture is marvelous, as is the bright acidity that creates a mouth-watering effect. Dark currant jelly, leather, cigar box and dark chocolate shaving flavors all beautifully combine in the glass, as this wine sings with class. This has the potential to age, however if approaching early be sure to give this a generous amount of air contact.
Rated 93/100 The International Wine Report

Grand Durif is our special wine produced from a little know valley, which has produced wine since 1862.  With climatic conditions equal to neighboring Napa Valley, the Suison Valley is renowned for its lush, flavorful fruits and vegetables.   Yet the Suisun soils and climate can also produce dark, exquisite and age-worthy wines that are rich and magnificent.  Our luxurious Durif is made following rigorous and uncompromising standards in both the vineyard and winery.   The winemaking process begins by thinning the crop by hand to ensure low yields of uniformly ripe clusters followed by long, cool fermentations and barrel ageing in oak.


Friday, September 21, 2018

Spirits of St. Louis tasting!


Tasting tonight at our Rock Hill location!

Join them now!
It just started!

Roederer Anderson Valley Estate NV Brut




Roederer Anderson Valley Estate NV Brut $19.99
(Eligible for our Mix and Match 10% Case Discount)
Seamless and silky, showing an almost effortless sense of complexity, with notes of lemon and pear paired with toasty brioche, fresh ginger and hazelnut details.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

Letherbee Autumnal Gin 2018



Letherbee Autumnal Gin 2018...$29.99
From its origins in Holland, the botanicals used in gin have all been thought to provide therapeutic properties, treating everything from stress headaches to spiritual afflictions. Juniper, angelica, sage, and citrus were holistic sources of healing prior to our modern age. Approximately 6,000 miles across the globe in Central and South America, palo santo, translating literally to “holy wood,” has been a holistic healing tool whose popularity has spread globally for its relaxing and enchanting fragrance. Palo santo is a distant relative to other sacred aromatics, such as frankincense and myrrh. Thought to be powerfully cleansing, this sweet-smelling wood has a uniquely relaxing aroma, ranging from notes of citrus to burnt sugar, mint and cedar. For our 2018 Autumnal Gin, we have chosen to highlight sage, or salvia, meaning “savior”, with the holiest of woods. We harvested fresh garden sage and steeped it with the smoke from burned palo santo to create the core flavors for this spirit. Earthy sage and sweet, musky palo santo come together in a richly aromatic union. It is a marriage that tastes so natural, it feels like divine intervention. So, will this drinkable distillate bring you spiritual enlightenment and incite medical miracles? Probably not, but it will make a damn good cocktail.

Pisa Liqueur




Pisa Liqueur...$21.99
This liqueur is a unique blend of almond, pistachio and hazelnut flavors.  Nuts that have grown in the area around the town of Pisa for centuries.  Try Pisa Liqueur and taste a drop of Italian tradition.

Chicago Distilling Stouted Single Malt Whiskey





Chicago Distilling Stouted Single Malt Whiskey...$31.99 / 375ml
This Single Malt was created because of our love for a good strong pint. By brewing a stout mash bill and distilling it into a Whiskey this Single Malt has been making friends with beer connoisseurs and whiskey enthusiasts. Soft hints of cocoa open up nicely to complex notes of roasted coffee and a slight nuttiness. 90 Proof Whiskey produced at not exceeding 160º proof from fermented mash of not less than 51% malted grain distilled at one distillery.

Mancino Vermouth Vecchio





Bottled 4/2016
800 bottle batch made
each bottle numbered

Mancino Vermouth Vecchio...$179.99 / liter
The first aged Italian Vermouth, dark tawny brown, year aged oak aroma, cherry, honey, raisons, quinne, orange zest and liquorice.

Starting its life as the Mancino Rosso Amaranto, this extraordinary vermouth, has been resting in a single Italian Oak barrel for one year, making it the first aged, sweet vermouth.
Its character has gained strengths of old wood, time and additional spice, thus, demanding a little more respect. It has developed a richer, nutty and fruitier nose, with essences of Cherry, Honey, Raisons, dark chocolate and Vanilla. Not losing its original palate, but expanding in flavour and substance, the Mancino Vecchio will deliver a burst of a deeper bitter sweet, aged experience. Treat it as you would an old gentleman

Laird's Straight Apple Brandy Bottled in Bond




Laird's Straight Apple Brandy Bottled in Bond...$28.99
100 Proof
The “Original Applejack”, Laird’s Straight Apple Brandy is made the same today as it was over 200 years ago. This product is 100% apple brandy, aged for a minimum of 4 years in charred oak barrels, then bottled at 100 proof. With its harmonious marriage of baked apple flavors and spiced wood notes, Laird’s Straight Apple Brandy exhibits the traditional, authentic expression of apple brandy. Great for sipping and demanded by the best bartenders worldwide, for use in both classic and modern cocktails.


Laird's Jersey Lightning Apple Brandy...$22.99
(100 Proof)
Jersey Lightning is a historical nickname for Laird’s Apple Brandy. This 100 proof, clear, unaged brandy is the pure expression of our apple distillate. Made from tree ripened apples, it explodes with the aroma and flavors of cooked apples, figs, and peaches, while remaining incredibly soft and full in the mouth. It can be consumed neat or used in cocktails as a complimentary or main ingredient.

Whiskey Wednesday


Every Wednesday - Whiskey Wednesday at Forsyth!

Dillon will be on hand from 4-7pm to taste through some awesome whisk(e)y.

Wednesday 9/26 will be Japanese Whisky!
Open house, come talk whiskey with Dillon

Innis and Gunn Blood Red Sky


Innis and Gunn Blood Red Sky...$8.99 / 4pk
Rum Barrel Red Beer
Blood Red Sky sets a scene. Warm Caribbean sand, flickering candles, cold beer and anticipation of the night to come. From this place came the inspiration for this brew. Jamaican rum barrels meet Scottish red beer in an explosion of cool, spicy rum notes, vanilla and rich fruit.

We brew Blood Red Sky using our unique barrel into beer method, turning the traditional beer into barrel process on its head without losing any of the wonderful flavours and aromas from the barrel.

Stumpy's Unbroken Peach Vodka



Stumpy's Unbroken Peach Vodka...$21.99
From Columbia Illinois
We only use grain grown on our 8th generation family farm in Columbia, IL and fresh limestone well water to ensure we produce the highest quality spirit possible.  Made with Peaches from Eckerts!



Stumpy's Unbroken Vodka (80 Proof)...$21.99
Soft and silky smooth. Unbroken vodka is distilled from 100% family grown corn on our 8th generation farm in Coumbia, IL. We take the extra steps to make sure only the heart of the heart makes the final cut. Our vodka is filtered through a custom blend of activated carbon to give it a slightly sweet and incredibly refreshing character. (Naturally gluten free)
Tasting Notes: Soft and delicate, slightly sweet, notes of vanilla

Beer and Rum Tasting tonight at Forsyth

Tonight!
September 21(Friday) - 

Beer Tasting - Forsyth

  • Stillwater Artisanal Extra Extra Brut IPA
  • Lazy Magnolia Sweet Potato Stout
  • 18th Street Brewery Black Exodus Oatmeal Stout
  • Against The Grain Your Beer Pale Ale


Rum Tasting tonight at Forsyth
  • El Dorado 3yr 
  • El Dorado 8yr
  • El Dorado 12yr
  • El Dorado15yr
  • Lemon Hart (Guyana) 151
  • Blackpool Spiced
  • Panama Pacific 9yr (Panama)
  • Smith & Cross Jamaican Rum (Jamaica)

Thursday, September 20, 2018

2015 Ornellaia Bolgheri





2015 Ornellaia Bolgheri...$198.98 / 750ml
2015 Ornellaia Bolgheri...$499.98 / Magnum 1.5liter
2015 Ornellaia Bolgheri...$2,599.98 / 6 liter bottle!
(1-6 liter available, we are the lowest price in the country on Wine-Searcher , compare to Zachys at $3,999.99)
A big, brooding red, packed with blackberry, plum and earth flavors, all wrapped in spicy oak. Monolithic now, finishing with saline mineral elements, a leafy tobacco edge and dense, mouthcoating tannins. Terrific potential. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2023 through 2038. 2,300 cases imported.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Spectator
Rated 98/100 James Suckling
Rated 98/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

2015 Joseph Phelps Insignia





Potential Perfection!
2015 Joseph Phelps Insignia...$229.98
Always one of the most anticipated releases of the year we are very excited to have the 2015 Insignia in stock.
A barrel sample blended of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec coming from six vineyards and reared in 100% new French oak, the 2015 Insignia Proprietary Red Wine has a very deep inky-purple color and nose of crushed red and black currants, blackberry pie and plums with hints of dried herbs, sandalwood, spice box and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers a knock-out core of intense, energetic fruit with chewy tannins and a lively backbone, finishing with epic length and freshness. 12,500 cases are expected to be bottled.
Rated 97-100/100 The Wine Advocate

More 2015 Dominus



2015 Dominus and Napanook
We just scored 3 more cases of the 100 Point 2015 Dominus, plus a couple of cases of 2015 Napanook which is sourced from the same Vineyard as Dominus and stacks up incredibly well to it's bigger brother. Don't sleep on these when they are gone they are gone.

2015 Dominus “Napanook”....$79.99
Bottled in July 2017, Dominus’ more approachable, less tannic sister wine, Napanook, is a blend this year of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Napanook Proprietary Red Wine is redolent of crème de cassis, potpourri, plum preserves and violets with hints of dark chocolate, menthol, licorice and charcoal. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is densely packed with black fruit preserves and earthy layers, supported by firm, ripe, fine-grained tannins and finishing with great length
Rated 96/100 James Suckling
Rated 93+/100 The Wine Advocate


2015 Dominus Napa Red....$268.98
Bottled in July 2017 and composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the Dominus 2015 Proprietary Red Wine leaps from the glass with notes of fresh wild blueberries, crushed blackberries and black currant juice with touches of wild thyme, underbrush, iron ore and aniseed with wafts of lavender and pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has incredible energy and vivacity, with the firm, pixelated tannins and lively backbone skillfully framing the muscular fruit, finishing with wonderful length and depth.
Rated 100/100 The Wine Advocate



Tuesday, September 18, 2018

New German beers in stock!


Hofbrauhaus Freising Festbier...$11.99 / 6pk bottles
Oktoberfest beer
Celebrate the right beer for a party. Extra brewed and therefore something very special. Strong and full spicy in the taste.

Hofbraushaus Fresing Jagerbier Export Lager...$11.99 / 6pk


New Belgium Le Terroir Sour



New Belgium Le Terroir Sour...$8.99 / 375ml
Le Terroir is a french term meaning ‘of the earth’ and is frequently used to reference the natural, environmental conditions that affect beer. So it is with our Wood Cellar and the foeders in which Le Terroir is created. These oak barrels combine nature and craftsmanship to age our sour beer in varying temperatures, humidity and vibrations. Coupled with dry-hopping using fruit-forward and experimental hops, Le Terroir is a beer that rewards differently every time you experience it.



Nebraska Brewing Melange a Trois

New bottle size!

Nebraska Brewing Melange a Trois...$9.49 / 500ml
Aged in Chardonnay Barrels
Our first beer produced in the Reserve Series, Melange A` Trois begins with a wonderfully big Strong Belgian-Style Blonde Ale and moves into the extraordinary category through an additional 6 month French Oak Chardonnay Wine Barrel maturation. The essence of Chardonnay permeates while a subtle sweetness remains from the Ale itself. Oak tannins combine to create a fascinating mesh of dry, sweet, and wine-like character. One of our favorites!

18th Street Brewery


18th Street Brewery Sex and Candy IPA...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans



18th Street Brewery Black Exodus Oatmeal Stout...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz cans


18th Street Brewery Here Comes the Reaper IPA...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans




18th Street Brewery Best Patio Pils...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

18th Street Brewery Cone Crusher IPA...$11.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
IPA bursting with overwhelming amounts of citrusy Amarillo hops, Cone Crusher showcases tropical fruit overtones of orange and mango, while being backed by pleasing earthiness to make for a crushable beer.




Stillwater / Freigeist




Very limited releases.  Champagne method.


Stillwater / Freigeist Amis Quince Sour Ale...$26.99




Stillwater / Freigeist Amis Hibiscus and Rose Hip Sour Ale...$26.99