Saturday, November 3, 2018

Comte de Langeron Beaujolais Villages

Drink this for Thanksgiving!
Great choice!
St. Louis Post Dispatch
If you’re looking for a lighter-bodied, fruity red that can be served a little chilled in the soaring temperatures of summer, wines from Beaujolais are a great choice. Beaujolais is located in the southern part of France’s Burgundy region, and its red wines are made from gamay, an ancient natural clone of pinot noir. They rank in quality starting with a basic Beaujolais up to those labeled by the name of special villages within the appellation. These wines are different from Beaujolais Nouveau, a separate classification that refers to wines that are only seven to nine weeks old and released annually on the third Thursday of November.
Comte de Langeron 2016 Beaujolais Villages, France
Bought • Wine and Cheese Place, 457 North New Ballas Road, in June for $13.99  (in stock at all 4 locations)
Description • This red is a step up in quality from a basic Beaujolais. Although it’s also a light-bodied, easy-to-drink wine, this red is drier, more complex and slightly more tannic than the Domaine de la PrĂ©bende. It comes from a family-owned winery that makes small lots of wines from old vines.This Beaujolais Villages would go well with chicken and other white meat and salmon. - Gail Appleson - STL Post Dispatch

Great Beaujolais Value
2016 Comte de Langeron Beaujolais Villages...$13.99
A Family winery established in the village of Mercurey (Burgundy). Small production from old vines. An intense Beaujolais with great structure like a Burgundy. Since the 19th century, we have produced a broad range of Burgundy and Beaujolais appellations, part from family owned vineyards and the rest as vinificators.

Medimer Cotes de Thau Piquepoul - on sale now

On sale!
Was $11.99
2016 Medimer Cotes de Thau Piquepoul...$9.99  
Our customers like Picpoul or Piquepoul, so much that we have decided to stock a second one. If you like a fruity Sauvignon Blanc, a fresh Gruner Veltiner, or crisp Chablis, then you should try Piquepoul. It is a versatile food wine for everyday. Great on its own enjoying outside on the patio. Enclosed with a screw cap too.
They are considered the largest Thau Basin port, known for its white wines which pair perfectly with oysters is ideal for sipping outside on a terrace.

Famous Grouse Cask Series Bourbon Cask

Famous Grouse Cask Series Bourbon Cask...$21.99
Cask Series American Oak Blend
For The Famous Grouse Cask Series we use different types of casks to create smooth blends with distinctive character and style. Our Master Blender has selected whisky mostly aged in American oak, including bourbon casks, to create a deliciously smooth blend with a layer of caramel and vanilla sweetness.

Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve

Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve...$46.99

Notes from John Hall, Whisky Maker
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to purchase some outstanding bourbon barrels from Kentucky. These barrels are excellent for ageing whiskies because they are “seasoned”. This means most of the fresh harsh oak tannins have been removed and what remains is all the good stuff, such as the softer oak tannins, wood vanillas, sugars and the toasty, smokey, spicy aromas, as well as the caramelized flavours from the heavy charring of the inside of the barrel.

After ageing my rye, barley and corn whiskies in their own special barrels, I decided to bring them together as a meritage, and placed the three whiskies into the bourbon barrels. This double barreling allowed the whiskies to hang out together and take on the subtle qualities offered by the bourbon barrels to enhance the finishing of the whisky.

Tasting Notes
Forty Creek Double Barrel has a wonderful golden roasted aroma filled with deep vanilla notes and highlighted with toasted spice, pecan and walnuts. There is a caramelized creaminess to the flavour with a rich spice that lifts it off the tongue. The finish is very smooth, mellow and extra long.

Awards & Accolades
Gold Medal, Beverage Testing Institute, 2014 - NEW
Gold Medal, Wizards of Whisky Awards 2014 - NEW
Silver Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2013 - NEW
Best Wood Expression, Gold,International Whisky Competition 2013, Chicago

MEAD TASTING - today at Rock Hill

The Wine and Cheese Place
9755 Manchester Road, 
Rock Hill MO 63119

Friday November 3, from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Martin Brothers Winery will be at The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton sampling our full lineup of traditional meads, including the New Blueberry Blossom Mead!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Evil Twin Contest

Evil Twin Contest - these letters we know...

  • A is for Apricot
  • B is for Blueberry
  • C is for Cherry
  • D is for Dewberry
  • E is for Elderberry 
  • F is for Fruit Salad
  • G is for Grapefruit
G has been announced!
Only 1 person guessed Grapefruit (lot of guesses for Gooseberry and Guava)

We now need to wait for H and I

Contest! Guess the next four releases...
F is for Fruit Salad 
G is for Grapefruit
H is for?
I is for ?

More info -- 

  • We are doing this on our own for fun, not in collaboration with Evil Twin.
  • Contest null and void if they do not release these 4 letters, we are guessing they will release these.
  • Guess the next 4 releases of their letter series.
  • We do not know when they will be released at this point.
  • Deadline to enter will be as soon as the letter "I" is released.
  • Must be 21 or older to enter
  • One entry per person
  • You get 1 point for each one correct.  If multiple people have the same score, we will draw a  random name from all the winners!
  • We will post the winner when when we know.  Include your name on your post.  Or make sure you watch when we post the winner.
Instead of leaving comment, decided to do it through our website so others cannot see each persons guesses
no longer taking entries

We are doing this for fun - but we are hoping to have some prizes! Prizes??  Some beer? 
Evil Twin Swag?  working on the prize package.  
Will post when we have stuff.

Maker's Mark Private Select - TWCP Batch #2

Dillon and Jack with Bill Samuels Jr. of Maker's Mark!

Dillon, our whiskey expert, from our Ballwin location went down to Maker's Mark to choose our 2nd Private Select barrel! 
We will not see the barrel until early 2019 though.  Be patient, it is aging comfortably.

Maker's Mark Private Select
When you visit the Maker’s Mark Distillery, you’ll have a rare opportunity to experience Maker’s Mark Private Select, a series of Maker's Mark expressions created by using the same principles Bill Samuels, Jr., used when he created Maker’s 46.
Beginning as fully matured Maker’s Mark at cask strength, expressions of Private Select are created by adding 10 custom finishing staves to each barrel and finishing them in our limestone cellar to extract more flavor. The 10 finishing staves can be any combination of five flavor profiles chosen especially for this program. With 1,001 possible stave combinations, each expression of Private Select has a customized finish and taste profile that is unique, yet undeniably Maker's.

Here is the new batch compared to our batch #1
TWCP Batch #2                                TWCP Batch #1

(scheduled to arrive Feb 2018)       (arrived earlier this year and sold out)
5 - P2 Staves                                     
4 - P2 staves
2 - Cu - French Cuvee Stave             1 - Cu - French Cuvee stave
0 - Makers Mark 46                            1 - Makers 46 stave 
1 - Mocha stave                                 2 - Mocha staves 
2 - Spice French staves                     2 - Spice French staves 

Here is the description of the staves. Each stave is different oak and different toasting methods and degrees.

P2 - stave 
Name: Baked American Pure 2
Wood: American Oak
Toast: Low and slow in convection oven
Cut: Classic

Cu - Stave
Name: Seared French Cuvee
Wood: French Oak
Toast: Infrared
Cut: With ridges or ruffles

46 Stave
Name: Makers 46 stave
Wood: French Oak
Toast: seared, infrared toasting
Cut: Classic

Mo StaveName: Roasted French Mocha
Wood: French Oak
Toast: Cooked high in a convection oven
Cut: Classic

Sp stave
Name: Toasted French Spice
Wood: French Oak
Toast: High and Low in a Convection oven
Cut: Classic

Still 630 Monon Bell Bourbon

2018 Edition - in stock now! 
This one has a huge following!

Still 630 Monon Bell Bourbon...$43.99
Monon Bell Bourbon is our very first bourbon recipe. We are proud to release this spirit as a tribute to those who do battle in this legendary football game between Wabash College & DePauw University. Steeped in tradition and heroism, this battle is for pride. Undying glory awaits the victors as the Monon Bell’s beautiful, clear ringing sings of their victory. In honor of these Indomitable Spirits, we humbly offer this bourbon as tribute. May tales of your valor live on and be shared over a glass of Monon Bell Bourbon!

Wabash is my alma mater, and though it is a tiny Div III school in the middle of a small town in the heartland of Indiana, it has left an indelible mark on me. I would not be the person I am today, nor be lucky enough to count the quality and character of my friends, had I not gone to school there. This football game played every year as the last game of the season is the definition of sport. These student-athletes, competing not for national audiences nor million dollar endorsements, instead lay it all on the line for their school, their teammates, and themselves. If the definition of character is what you do when no one is looking, then these players who compete at their very best as the eyes of the nation are elsewhere are great examples of the fabric that makes this country great. Quiet heroes toiling in obscurity. They seek not fame, the beautiful ringing of the Monon Bell sings more sweetly over the years. This bourbon honors them.

This game pits two schools against one another in a rivalry that exceeds almost all others in the nation in time and tradition. The oldest rivalry west of the Allegheny Mountains where over 120 games have been played, the schools started competing in 1890 and have played every year since 1911. The 300lb Monon Bell, taken from a locomotive that connected the two towns, is the trophy. The inaugural release of Monon Bell Bourbon honors the 123rd Monon Bell Classic, which takes place at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN on Nov 12th, 2016. Wabash leads the overall series 60-53-9 and has won the last seven straight games.

Select Club Pecan Praline Canadian Whisky

Select Club Pecan Praline Canadian Whisky...$17.99 
We have the lowest price on Wine-Searcher
A sweet nutty flavor you won’t be able to resist!
Select Club Pecan Praline Whisky is a unique blend of flavors that come together to form a smooth and enjoyable experience. It’s a tasty shooter, great straight, or pairs perfectly with other flavors to serve up an amazing cocktail.
Pralines first originated in France and were then brought in the 1700s to Louisiana where pecans were already quite popular, thus was born the Pecan Praline. Louisiana was also a trading hub for both France and Canada, so we couldn’t think of a better match than a Pecan Praline Select Club Whisky!
Experience the sip of the south… Select Club Pecan Praline.

2006 Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Champagne Brut

2006 Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Champagne Brut...$139.98

A statuesque Champagne, firm and finely knit, with a beautiful array of baked white peach, almond biscotti, pastry cream and crystallized honey flavors riding the silky mousse. A rich and smoky note of toasted brioche echoes on the chiseled finish. Drink now through 2031.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Spectator
The 2006 Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut is simply fabulous. In most vintages, Dom Ruinart is a big, ample Champagne that shows the structure of the Montagne de Reims Chardonnay in the blend. The 2006 has plenty of textural resonance and richness, and yet I am also struck by its tension. Both bottles I tasted point to a Dom Ruinart that is quite a bit more polished and sophisticated than it often is at this stage.
Rated 97+/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Mud House Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

2017 Mud House Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc...$7.99
Suggested retail is $16

We are the lowest price on Wine-Searcher 
Intense and focused, offering a lip-smacking, tangy expression of lemon-lime, passion fruit and green apple flavors. Very juicy on the finish. Drink now. 90,000 cases made.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Spectator

Douglas Laing Timorous Beastie 24 Year Old

Very limited, cannot even find it online anywhere else at this point.
Douglas Laing Timorous Beastie 24 Year Old Scotch....$189.99
Highland Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Aged for 24 Years
830 bottles produced
Sherried Edition

The Gauldrons Campbeltown Whisky

Douglas Laing The Gauldrons Campbeltown Whisky...$69.99
Batch #1
The Gauldrons Campbeltown Malt Scotch Whisky tells the story of the eponymous dark, stormy coves on Campbeltown’s west shores, and literally means “Bay of Storms”. As you step onto The Gauldrons’ fine, clean sand, you also step back in time. Over yonder is where a spider building his web with great patience but great difficulty inspired King Robert the Bruce to try, try and try again, having been defeated by his enemies. All around, you can sense the ghosts of the long lost distilleries that once proudly proclaimed Campbeltown Scotland’s Whisky capital.The Gauldrons is a marriage of the finest Campbeltown Malts, bottled in very small batches at 46.2% ABV, and proudly without colouring or chill-filtration.

2nd Shift Brewing Brew Cocky Double IPA

Final batch, they are retiring this beer

2nd Shift Brewing Brew Cocky Double IPA...$13.99 / 4pk 12oz Cans
Brew Cocky is another IPA I came up with that is brewed with loads and loads of Falconers Flight Hops that we use in an inappropriate, gratuitous manner and make them just explode in your face. 9.3%

J. Rieger Private Stock / TWCP batch in Side Project Derivation barrel!

We are excited about this project!
We expect to see it before the end of November!
Stay tuned for release details!
J. Rieger Private Stock / TWCP Batch -- coming soon
6 Year Old Bourbon finished for 4 and 1/2 months in a freshly dumped Side Project Derivation Barrel
99% Corn 1% Barley 
6yr Straight Bourbon
ABV 60.6% - cask strength
expecting about 220 bottles

George Remus Repeal Reserve Series Batch II

Batch #2 is here!

George Remus Repeal Reserve Series Batch II...$74.99
It's widely known that George Remus made the finest bourbon during Prohibition. We're pleased to carry on the tradition once again with Remus Repeal Reserve Series II, the 2018 limited edition follow-up to the award-winning Remus Repeal Series I.

Remus Repeal Reserve Series II
A blend of two mash bills from 2007 and 2008. 
100 Proof15 percent 2007 Bourbon (21 percent Rye)
50 percent 2008 Bourbon (21 percent Rye)
10 percent 2007 Bourbon (36 percent Rye)
25 percent 2008 Bourbon (36 percent Rye)

Could this be the #1 wine of the year?

More 2015 Tignanello! We scored another 15 cases!
You can buy it now or wait 11 Days for it to be named The Wine Spectator Wine of the Year (allegedly). We have the best price in the country on one of the best wines of the year.

2015 Antinori Tignanello....$94.98
Dense and intensely flavored, with violet, black currant, blackberry, graphite, wild herb and spice aromas and flavors, this is concentrated and solidly built, yet also harmonious, vibrant and pure. Approachable now, but should be better in a few years. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2021 through 2035.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Spectator

Rated 98/100 James Suckling

Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel

2015 Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel...$9.99
Another great value from Bogle, this wine is very polished and smooth. Blackberry and blueberry flavors abound on the full-bodied palate, with fine-grained tannins. There are no rough edges, just wonderful fruitiness and light salt-and-pepper spices.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Enthusiast
#1 Best Buy of the Year!

Founders CBS Release

CBS arrived....this will forever be the beer that first crashed our website!

Due to the limited nature, we will release it through the BRC this year.
We will do the release on Saturday as Fridays can be rough in the middle of the day.

Release Details!
Part of the release will be based on Founders support this year (January 1st through tomorrow November 2nd at 7pm).  Our allocation gets based on our Founders support, so we want to thank those people that support the line and then we will use the rest of the BRC for part of of the release  too.  I will send out emails Saturday morning early.

Founders CBS Release
2018 ABV:11.6%
CBS was born when we stumbled upon some bourbon barrels that had previously housed maple syrup. We opted to put the same base beer as KBS, an imperialized version of Breakfast Stout, in the maple barrels and, after one taste, we knew we had something special. Rich maple syrup, roasted coffee and velvety chocolate meld together in what can only be described as a transcendental drinking experience.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Logboat Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial March

Our first collaboration with Logboat Brewing! 

They are hoping to have it to us before the end of November!
We will update when we know more and how it will be released.

Logboat Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial March
Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout for The Wine and Cheese Place
"15 months and a few days in barrels. The beer has aromas of caramel, tobacco, bourbon, and some toasted marshmallow. Flavor and finish has lots of dark chocolate as well as the caramel bourbon notes. Cheers!" -- Josh Rein, Head brewer at Logboat Brewing

BRC - Wish List- 2nd Shift LSD

All done, taking wish list orders.  Thank you.  

Obviously, most people picked up their bottles.   
But we have about 20 bottles left that were not claimed.

Details - 

  • Quick random drawing
  • You must be in the BRC as of October 31.
  • If you already received a bottle or more, you are not eligible.
  • Please, if you do not qualify, do not order.  We will double check and it will just waste time if you are not eligible.
  • First 60 people that click the link below are signed up.  Make sure you put it in your cart and check out.  Nothing will be charged to your credit card.
  • We will then use a random number generator and pick 20 numbers.  If the number 10 was selected and you are the 10th person to get your order request in, you can purchase 1 bottle....
  • Again - just getting an order in is no guarantee, you will get a confirmation if your order was selected.  You will get a cancellation if you were not selected.  Again, it will take a little time.
  • Give us a little time for confirmations.
  • If the item does not show up, we are done taking orders
  • If it will not let you check out even though it is in your cart, it means it is sold out too.

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

Stags' Leap Winery The Investor Red Blend

Best price in the Country on Wine Searcher
Next lowest price in the country is $39

Stags' Leap Winery The Investor Red Blend...$26.98

The 2015 Proprietary Red The Investor is blended of 42% Merlot, 30% Petite Sirah, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Malbec aged 18 months in about 30% new oak. Very deep garnet-purple in color, it reveals freshly crushed black and red currants, black cherries and unsmoked cigars with hints of violets, chocolate box and cedar. Full-bodied and packed with vibrant black fruit layers, it has a firm, very fine-grained frame and finishes long and spicy. 10,000 cases produced.
Rated 92+/100 The Wine Advocate

First Editions - in stock now

Our next load of First Edition Scotches has arrived!

In stock now!

First Editions Tamdhu 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch...$144.99
Distilled : 1998
Bottled : 2014
Bottles produced : 291
ABV: 52.1%
16 Year Old
Aged in a refill Bourbon Cask

First Editions Inchgower 19 Year Old Single Malt Scotch...$144.99
Distilled : 1995
Bottled : 2014
Bottles produced : 240
ABV: 55.2%
19 Year Old
Aged in a Sherry Cask.

First Editions Glengoyne 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch...$159.99
Distilled : 1996
Bottled : 2014
Bottles produced : 264
18 Year Old
ABV: 50.7% 
Aged in a refill Bourbon Cask

First Editions Glen Garioch 24 Year Old Single Malt Scotch...$189.99
Distilled : 1990
Bottled : 2014
Bottles produced : 215
24 Year Old
ABV: 55% 
Aged in a refill Bourbon Cask

First Editions Auchentoshan 17 Year Old Single Malt Scotch...$151.99
Distilled : 1997
Bottled : 2014
Bottles produced : 292
17 Year Old
ABV: 51.6% 
Aged in a refill Bourbon Cask

First Editions Authors' Series Glenburgie 25 Year Old...$249.99
Charles Dickens
Age: 25 Years Old
Distilled: June 1989
Bottled: December 2014
Aged in a refill Bourbon Cask
Bottles Produced: 188
Cask Strength: 49.6%