Saturday, October 13, 2018

Mizu Shochu

Mizu Shochu Saga Barley...$26.99
Handcrafted in the traditional way, this classic shochu is single distilled from tasty Japanese two-rowed barley, black koji rice, and the pure, famous waters of Black Hair Mountain (Kurokami-yama). At 70 proof it is more concentrated, like shochus of old, to enhance the subtle complexities, body and finish.
TASTING NOTES: Delicate, earthy, lively, delicious. Floral, sake-like aroma with notes of banana bread and fresh grains. Buttery texture. Drinks like a young whisky with hints of ripe melon and vanilla custard.
DRINKING SUGGESTIONS: Enjoyed best on the rocks with a single large ice (you can try with a slice of cucumber). Or enjoy as a highball, topped with soda water and garnished cucumber slices. We also suggest mixing with fresh ruby red grapefruit juice and a splash of soda, or mixing with iced green teas.

Mizu Shochu Lemongrass...$29.99
In the small onsen town of Takeo, just to the east of Arita, lies a tiny cluster of lemongrass fields that have become a source of local pride, and inspiration for this unique shochu. Handcrafted in the traditional way, it is single distilled from a mash of locally farmed rice, freshly harvested, organic lemongrass and the pure, famous waters of Black Hair Mountain (Kurokami-yama).
At 70 proof it is more concentrated like shochus of old, yet the introduction of lemongrass is a first in shochu production; an innovative twist by master distillers Shinji Wada and Hirofumi Okoba. Grown organically atop nearby mountains, the freshly cut lemongrass is added to a rice-based mash just three days before distillation. Oils from the leaves commingle with local rice and white koji to create a distinctively refreshing shochu.
TASTING NOTES: Bright, citrusy, delicate, delicious. A blend of sake-like aromas and lemongrass on the nose. Silky mouthfeel. Hints of meyer lemon and a light sweetness that brings to mind rice pudding.
DRINKING SUGGESTIONS: Enjoyed best on the rocks, or as a highball, topped with soda water and garnished with a slice of lemon. Also enjoy with citrusy soft drinks like lemonade, iced green tea, or a variety of tropical mixers like coconut water (with a spritz of lemon).

Mizu Shochu Green Tea...$33.99
It is said that the very first seedlings of green tea in Japan were planted by the Zen Buddhist monk Myoan Eisai on a mountain in Saga Prefecture more than 800 years ago. This heritage is a great source of pride for the local farmers in the nearby town of Ureshino, which is well known for producing some of the most sought after sencha in all Japan. The legacy also serves as our inspiration for this wonderfully rich and fragrant Green Tea shochu.
Hand crafted in the traditional way, the shochu is single distilled from a mash of local harvests; two-rowed barley, black koji rice, and freshly picked, then steamed, Ureshino green tea leaves. At 70 proof it is more concentrated like shochus of old to enhance the aroma, complexities, body and finish. Rich, bold, fragrant and delicious.
GREEN TEA DETAIL: origin: Ureshino, Saga variety: yabukita harvest: nibancha (2nd flush/picking)
TASTING NOTES: Rich and fragrant with notes of matcha, passion fruit, unripened banana, fresh grass and cacao. Buttery texture with a long, delicious, lingering finish. Green tea ice cream, banana and hints of white peach.
DRINKING SUGGESTIONS: To savor the beautiful flavors of this Green Tea shochu, we suggest the traditional methods of shochu enjoyment; neat in a small snifter; ‘mizuwari’ (with a splash of cold water); ‘oyuwari’ (with hot water), first added to a ceramic cup, followed by the shochu in a 1:1 ratio; or ‘sodawari’ (with soda water) in a highball glass over ice.

Jameson Distiller's Safe Irish Whiskey

Jameson Distiller's Safe Irish Whiskey....$61.99
When you’re a master of your trade, you deserve a worthy tribute. Part of the Whiskey Makers Series, The Distiller’s Safe is an Irish Whiskey that celebrates the craft of our Head Distiller, Brian Nation, and his mastery of the Irish pot still. It also represents his command of the distiller’s safe, which allows him to confirm the quality of what’s inside the pot still, without having to open it.

Chapoutier Chante Alouette Hermitage Blanc

6 bottles available

2012 Chapoutier Chante Alouette Hermitage Blanc...$79.99
A wine reviewed last year, the 2012 Hermitage Chante Alouette comes from three separate parcels on Hermitage Hill; Meal, Les Murets and Chante Alouette. I rated it identically this go around, but it's such a fabulous wine I decided to include it again. White peach, white flowers, honeysuckle, brioche and tropical notes all emerge from this stunning white, and while it's not cheap, it represents a smoking value. Don't miss it.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Salted butter, chamomile, lemon rind and white peach notes course along, inlaid with honeysuckle and verbena notes. The long, mineral-driven finish harnesses everything, letting bitter citrus and almond accents linger. Drink now through 2022. 1,200 cases imported.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

Ready to drink CDP!

Ready to drink now!
Only 6 bottles available

2008 Clos Saint Jean La Combe des Fous Chateauneuf du Pape...$69.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $89.99
One of the vintage's top wines, the 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape la Combe des Fous continues to drink splendidly. Brandied cherries and dried herbs mark the nose, while the full-bodied palate is velvety and open-knit, with shadings of cocoa and a bit of savory, meaty development. It does dry out a bit as it sits in the glass, but it should continue to drink well through 2020 at least.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Friday, October 12, 2018

Dows Vintage Port

2016 Dows Vintage Port...$53.99 / 375ml
2016 Dows Vintage Port...$106.99 / 750ml

Aromas of blueberries, blackberries and dried flowers plus hints of slate follow through to a full body, very fine tannins and a driven and linear finish. Orange peel and dried fruit. Sleek and racy. Ready to try in 2024.
Rated 96/100 James Suckling
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

Still 630 Rally Point Rye Maple Sunset Batch V

Still 630 Rally Point Rye Maple Sunset Batch V...$29.99 / 375ml

Started life as a single barrel of RallyPoint Rye Whiskey, aging in a new Missouri Oak barrel.
RallyPoint Maple Sunset is an extremely rare and limited-edition spirit.

Other people may add flavoring to achieve a desired result. But that’s not our style. This unique spirit was born the hard way, with time leading to full maturation. The story of this spirit is as much about the barrel itself as the RallyPoint Rye Whiskey that went into it.

This whiskey started life being distilled twice, then aging in a charred American Oak barrel from right here in Missouri. At this point, it was well on it’s way to becoming another standout Single Barrel of our RallyPoint Rye Whiskey. We intentionally select a barrel that has special traits and ideal flavors to compliment the finishing barrel. But this particular spirit is destined for something more…

This special barrel we use to add delicious flavors and nuance to our RallyPoint changes from batch to batch. However, we always use an old bourbon barrel that was used a second time to age actual maple syrup. When it is emptied after this second fill, we get our hands on it and fill it with a hand-chosen matured RallyPoint. Time alone dictates the length of maturation in the finishing barrel. It’s not ready until all the flavors achieve harmony and compliment each other.

Beer Tasting Tonight

Beer Tasting Tonight

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO

4-6pm - Forsyth location

  • 4 Hands Brut IPA
  • Alaskan 2018 Smoked Porter
  • Lagunitas Passion Grass West by Midwest
  • Perennial Prism Dry Hopped Saison Hallertau Blanc and Cascade

New Holland Dragon's Milk Reserve Banana Coconut

sold out
New Holland Dragon's Milk Reserve Banana Coconut....$3.99 / 12oz
Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout with Banana and Coconut

Booker's Bourbon Kentucky Chew

Booker's Bourbon Kentucky Chew...$61.99
Batch 2018-03
Aged 6 years, 4 months and 12 days
"I'm happy to release the third batch of Booker's Bourbon 2018 Collection called Booker's Batch 2018-03 "Kentucky Chew". It's named tribute to my dad's signature way of tasting bourbon that we still use today.

95 Point Pinot for $25

This one is going to fly out of here! We just scored 10 cases of the 2015 Colene Clemens Dopp Creek Pinot Noir, which just scored 95/100 from The Wine Spectator. We are going to limit this 6 bottles per person in order to make at least 20 people happy, well 19 really because I am buying 6 bottles for myself.
2015 Colene Clemens Dopp Creek Pinot Noir....$24.99
Impressive for the polished texture and elegant complexity, offering vibrant raspberry, orange peel and spice flavors that gain momentum toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2023
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Russell's Reserve / TWCP KY Straight Bourbon Whiskey Single Barrel

Russell's Reserve KY Straight Bourbon Whiskey Single Barrel...$46.99
  • 110 proof
  • Yield 138 bottles
  • Barrel #18-0588
  • Rickhouse: F
  • Floor 05 35 03
  • Selected by The Wine and Cheese Place
  • Non Chill Filtered
  • Single Barrel

Off Color Brewing Known Gnome

Off Color Brewing Known Gnome...$7.99 / 4pk 12oz
Porter brewed with bark and roots

2nd Shift / TWCP Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla LSD

Reminder - tonight at 7pm is the deadline to pick up your order.
Do not come running in tomorrow for leftovers.  They will not be on the shelf.  We will announce how we will release the leftovers in the next 7 days or so.

Thank you 2nd Shift!
SOLD OUT - Thank you everyone!

We are excited to announce the release our next Barrel Aged Collaboration with one of the great local St. Louis breweries!
Last time we got this one was back in March of 2016!

Do not miss it! Amazing beer

Thank you to our friends at 2nd Shift!

We sent a BRC email last night to our members - the rest is open now to order.  Order fast as it is almost gone.

Limit 6 bottles per person
We are open 9am-7pm (Mon-Fri)
Will confirm orders as fast as possible. Be patient. Thank you.

Aged in Knob Creek Bourbon Barrels
2nd Shift / TWCP Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla LSD....$15.99 / 375ml

"Liquid Spiritual Delight is our chewy, chocolatey Imperial stout that we've artfully blended with vanilla beans. Aged in unrinsed Knob Creek Whiskey barrels for five months for our friends at The Wine and Cheese Place" - label

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Boulevard Bou Lou

More in stock - 

Boulevard Tech N9ne Bou Lou...$3.49 / 16oz can
In 1989, Boulevard Brewing Company released its first beer. Shortly thereafter, Tech N9ne began his musical career. In the years since, both have flourished beyond their wildest dreams, becoming beloved institutions in their shared hometown of Kansas City, and parts well beyond.
This, then, was the collaboration that was meant to be. One of Boulevard's most popular brews hooks up with one of Tech's best-loved tunes to give birth to a badass wheat beer bursting with pineapple and coconut. DWAMN!!

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout...$11.99 / 6pk
This is the famous Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. In the 18th century, Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, ordered a stout to be sent to her from England. This beer was brewed strong and hoppy to survive the sea voyage, and it arrived in perfect condition. Soon "Russian Imperial Stout" became the toast of the Russian aristocracy. Brewed since 1994, our Black Chocolate Stout has itself become a modern classic, heralded the world over. It achieves its dark chocolate aroma and flavor through the artful blending of six malts and three distinct mashes. Properly kept, it will improve in the bottle for many years. This stout is the toast of the winter season in many countries, and there is nothing better to enjoy with chocolate desserts, cheesecake, ice cream, fine cheeses and roaring fireplaces.

Given this beer’s higher ABV and sturdy character, we think it’s a prime candidate for cellaring. Find a cool, dry spot away from light sources, and see how it changes in the years to come. You never quite know what will happen when you age a beer: perhaps the body will smooth out, notes of vanilla, oak, and tannins will come to the front, or hints of leather and soy sauce will make themselves known. No matter what, remember that beer is meant for drinking, so don’t keep it to yourself for too long.
Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA...$8.49 / 12oz bottle
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA...$33.99 / 4pk
Clocking in at 15-20% ABV, 120 Minute IPA is continuously hopped with a copious amount of high-alpha American hops throughout the boil and whirlpool, and then dry-hopped with another pallet of hops. Unfiltered and abundently hoppy, it's the Holy Grail for hopheads!

We brew 120 Minute IPA a few times a year, but it goes fast. If you find some grab a few bottles -- some to enjoy and some to age.

Stillhouse Black Bourbon

Stillhouse Black Bourbon...$23.99 / 750ml can
A masterful blend of corn, rye, barley, and limestone water.  Barreled in charred new American oak, charcoal filtered, rested and melowed in roasted small batch coffee beans, giving a uniquely complex balance and smooth finish.
Blended bourbon whiskey mellowed in coffee beans. 

Jack Daniels Sinatra Select

Limited Release - back in stock!
More in stock now!

Jack Daniels Sinatra Select....$144.99 / liter
Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select is bottled at 90 proof and gains its rich character from specially crafted “Sinatra Barrels” mingled with our classic Tennessee Whiskey. The Sinatra Barrels are handcrafted with the addition of deep grooves on the inside of the barrel staves. This exposes the whiskey to extra layers of oak which imparts a rich amber color, bold character and a pleasant smokiness, followed by an incredibly smooth vanilla finish. The smooth, bold character of the whiskey embodies the smooth, bold character of the man himself, Frank Sinatra.

Patron Guillermo del Toro Extra Anejo

Limited Edition
Patron Guillermo del Toro Extra Anejo...$359.99
(plus a small skull bottle of Orange Liqueur)

Venture into the Darkness of Patrón x Guillermo del Toro
Explore the story and process of creating one perfect spirit with two masters

The pursuit of perfection met its match when film mastermind Guillermo del Toro, a native Jaliscan, came to the Hacienda to bring his artistic approach to Patrón’s process. What came from this partnership was Patrón’s darkest product to date in both age and ideation. The signature bottle holds a perfect extra añejo tequila featuring a blend of aged tequilas averaging 5 years in used oak barrels upside down. The bottle is crowned by a skull resting on top holding an aged deep orange liqueur that perfectly complements the tequila’s symphony of dark flavors. This pairing of products reflects the pairing of film and tequila that came about through Patrón x Guillermo del Toro.


The devilish dual-sided bottle deserved signature cocktails that perfectly balanced the two aged spirits. Creating the sinful cocktails came down to Patrón’s own bartenders who took classics and twisted them to incorporate ingredients that perfectly accented the deeper aged flavors of this limited-edition tequila. The cocktails pair neatly with the ritual warranted by Patrón x Guillermo del Toro and allow you to sip darkly into the night.

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Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion IPA No. 11

Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion IPA No. 11...$8.99 / 6pk cans

4 Hands Brut IPA

4 Hands Brut IPA...$6.99 / 22oz
Brut IPA is an extra dry IPA brewed with Galaxy hops. This super light, pale, effervescent beer is loaded with hop aroma and flavor and a very mild bitterness.

Founders Harvest Ale

sold out
Founders Harvest Ale...$11.99 / 4pk
This liquid dream pours a hazy golden orange straw color with a white, two-finger head. Your first sip of this beer rewards you with a super juicy hop presence bursting with citrus then finishes to introduce toasted malt undertones.
6.5% ABV
70 IBUs

Odell Brewing Jolly Russian Stout

No longer online, just a few bottles left.

2 per person
Odell Brewing Jolly Russian Stout Aged in Rum Barrels...$7.99 / 12oz

Bridging the Baltic and Caribbean Seas, Jolly Russian is a rich Russian Imperial Stout stowed away in Rum Barrels for aging. Dark as night and thick as the raging sea, this brew boasts notes of coffee and cocoa with waves of oak, spiced molasses, dried fruit and vanilla from the planks. It’s dangerously delicious!

Alaskan 2018 Smoked Porter

Alaskan 2018 Smoked Porter...$7.99 / pint
Smoked Beer
Known as “rauchbier” in Germany, smoke-flavored beers were virtually unknown in the U.S. until Alaskan Smoked Porter was developed in 1988.

The dark, robust body and pronounced smoky flavor of this limited edition beer make it an adventuresome taste experience. Alaskan Smoked Porter is produced in limited “vintages” each year