Saturday, November 17, 2018

Saugatuck Bourbon Barrel Aged Neapolitan Milk Stout

Limit 1 bottle per person
Saugatuck Bourbon Barrel Aged Neapolitan Milk Stout...$4.99 / 12oz

10.5% ABV
A perfect blend of classic dry stout character with brilliant flavors of Neapolitan Ice Cream. Experience the nostalgic flavors of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry all in one glass – because sometimes ice cream just isn’t enough.

A.D. Laws Hordeum Straight Malt

A.D. Laws Hordeum Straight Malt...$58.99
One of the world’s first cultivated grains, hordeum, or wild barley grass, grew from an agricultural staple to ultimately reach its pinnacle in whiskey making. Every bottle of A.D. Laws Hordeum Straight Barley Whiskey is a nod to this ancestral grain and its singularity. Our atypical on-grain, sour mash style, coupled with Colorado mountain barley, imparts a unique character to this whiskey. This grain forward, single malt whiskey showcases the native terroir of Colorado.
100% Colorado-grown malted barley
Aged 2+ years in full-sized 53 gallon new American white oak barrels
Classic open air, sour mash fermentation
Distilled twice through our Vendome 4-plate pot/column still
Bottled at 100 Proof
Tasting Notes: Opens with bright apple blossom and honey on the nose with notes of toasted hazelnuts. Black tea and green apple on the front of the palate, changing to cinnamon sugar cookies and malted nuts. Finishing with seagrass and sweet tobacco.

Game of Thrones Limited Scotches

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We have been getting a ton of phone calls on these.  
Check your email to see if you were allocated any.

Game of Thrones Lagavulin 9 Year Old...$63.99
Game of Thrones Dalwhinnie....$39.99
Game of Thrones Talisker....$44.99
Game of Thrones Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old...$64.99
Game of Thrones The Singleton...$29.99
Game of Thrones Clynelish Reserve....$59.99
Game of Thrones Cardhu....$39.99

2016 Zins with big scores

2016 Carlisle Zinfandel's
Winemakers Mike Officer and Jay Maddox have hit pay dirt with these latest 2016s and across the board, they’re the finest set of releases I’ve tasted from this estate.-Jeb Dunnuck

2016 Carlisle Zinfandel Mancini Ranch...$46.99
Another awesome Zinfandel blend from Mike, the 2016 Zinfandel Mancini Ranch is 85% Zinfandel and the rest a mix of assorted varieties, from vines planted in 1922, all aged in 21% new French oak. Crème de cassis, plums, cedary spice, and crushed flowers notes, medium to full body, fine, elegant tannin, and an ethereal, seamless texture all make for a thrilling, awesome wine that can be drunk anytime over the coming decade or more.
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

2016 Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Ranch....$46.99

More blueberry, spice box, leather, and cigar emerge from the 2016 Zinfandel Papera Ranch, which is incredibly complex and layered aromatically. The palate doesn't lose a beat either and is full-bodied, deep, and layered, yet tight, fresh, and ethereal, with a great finish. It's a killer Zinfandel! This awesome wine is 96% Zinfandel and 4% Carignan, aged 16 months in 22% new French oak, bottled unfined and unfiltered. It’s undeniably one of the greatest Zinfandels in the vintage!
Rated 98/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Some exciting new releases

2016 J Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet....$15.99
Black cherry, smoke and a hint of caramel make for a very familiar and satisfying nose on this well-priced bottling. There is a deep core of black currant fruit, with chalky tannins, a dense mouthfeel and abundant acidity that drives into the finish.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Wonderful White Blend from Tenshen Wines
2016 Tenshen White Blend....$16.99
The 2016 White Wine from Tenshen is made from a blend of Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Chardonnay sourced from sites throughout the Central Coast. Brought up mostly in neutral barrels, with a small part in stainless, it offers rich, full-bodied aromas and flavors of buttered peach, tangerine, honeysuckle and flowers. Richly textured, balanced and with a clean, dry finish, it’s a terrific white Rhône blend readers should check out.
Rated 92/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2015 Vinestral Rioja Crianza

Great Rioja - Great Price!
2015 Vinestral Rioja Crianza...$13.99
Viñestral is crafted by Bodegas Marqués de Reinosa, a quality-conscious cooperative founded in the town of Autol (Rioja Baja) in 1956. The wines are great values, offering plenty of classic Rioja character in a ripe and satisfying style that is sure to please.
Tasting Notes: Offers plenty of red and black cherry fruit, with complex spice notes. Well balanced, with soft supple tannins and a persistent finish.  Serve With: Soft and fruity enough to be enjoyed on its own, this versatile red is also excellent with tapas and a wide range of red meats.

2014 rated 90 points, the 2015 has not been scored, but it is at least as good!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Seven Fathom's Rum - back in stock

This is one fantastic rum aged 42 feet in the ocean.
Exclusively at The Wine and Cheese Place in St. Louis.

Seven Fathoms Cayman Island Rum...$44.99
Next lowest price online is $59.99

Cayman Island Premium Rum
Seven Fathoms Premium Rum is a handcrafted, artisanal premium rum that is distilled locally in small batches exclusively in the Cayman Islands. Unlike any other rum, Seven Fathoms is matured under water at a depth of seven fathoms (42 feet). This unique and innovative maturing technique creates superior characteristics and complexity. Seven Fathoms is a distinctive spirit made by meticulously aging the rum underwater in the pristine Caribbean seas giving Seven Fathoms a depth of flavor and smoothness that is incomparable. Seven Fathoms 80 proof rum, is a limited production premium rum, created in individually numbered batches. Experience the waves of flavors!

Cane & Copper: We start with the harvest of fresh organic cane at the farms of Grand Cayman’s East End. Traditional West Indian techniques and our Christian Carl copper pot still transform fresh cane juice into young rum, carefully guiding its every step by hand.

Cask & Currents: We escort the rum in American white oak bourbon casks to a secret location off the Cayman coast. Anchored at 42 feet, an exact seven fathoms deep, our hand-crafted rum enjoys underwater currents that rock the spirit gently and consistent temperatures like nowhere on land.

Logboat Go Go Radio American Stout

Logboat Go Go Radio American Stout....$8.49 / 6pk cans
If you are just tuning in, this American Stout will likely impress you beyond your wildest dreams in a not so subtle way. And if you could hear these aliens sing, what do you imagine they would sound like? How powerful would they be? More powerful than every home stereo combined? We think maybe...enjoy the stout.

Allocated beer release

Happy Thanksgiving surprise - enjoy these for the holiday
Available now 

  • Forsyth
  • Ballwn
  • Rock Hill
  • New Ballas

  • First come
  • no reservations
  • when you arrive head to the register and you can choose 3 different bottles to purchase

Jim Beam Whiskies of the Season

Jim Beam Whiskies of the Season...$12.99
Includes 12-50ml bottles!

In stock now at Forsyth

Beer Tasting tonight ---

The Wine and Cheese Place
Forsyth Beer Tasting Tonight!
Friday 11/16/18

Taste these beers!
  • Fat Orange Cat Sweet Jane NE IPA
  • 2nd Shift Brut IPA
  • Urban Chestnut Escape! Tropical Ale
  • Decadent Coco Ecto IPA

Bob Dylan's Heaven's Door Whiskey

Taste these tonight at Forsyth from 4pm-6pm
Taste these tonight at New Ballas from 4pm-6pm

Bob Dylan's Heaven's Door Tennessee Bourbon Whiskey....$42.99
90 Proof

Aged a minimum of 6.5 years
A unique mash bill from Tennessee, our Bourbon utilizes 30% "small grains" to complement the character imparted spending nearly 7 years in American Oak barrels. The result is smooth and lasting with notes of vanilla and baked bread layered over a bed of toasted oak.
Rated 96/100 Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Bob Dylan's Heaven's Door Double Barrel Whiskey...$42.99
100 proof
Comprised of a unique blend of three different whiskeys, our double barrel finishing process utilizes hand toasted, new American oak barrels for a secondary aging worthy of another year's wait. Double Barrel's higher proof balances perfectly with the complexity of its flavor and notes of caramel, oak, citrus, and spice.

Bob Dylan's Heaven's Door Straight Rye Whiskey...$68.99
92 proof
Breaking with tradition, we finish our Straight Rye Whiskey in toasted oak cigar barrels, air dried in the low-lying mountain region of Vosges, France. This proprietary finishing results in a smoother, more approachable rye with notes of orange peel, coriander, and spice.

Urban Chestnut Escape! Tropical Ale

Urban Chestnut Escape! Tropical Ale...$7.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Escape! Tropical Ale is a perfect break from the plethora of heavy winter beer options. Escape! the in-laws, the holidays, even the winter blahs — and feel the proverbial summer breeze with this Tropical Ale brewed with pineapple, mango and passion fruit.

Codigo George Strait Single Barrel Anejo Tequila

Codigo George Strait Single Barrel Anejo Tequila...$86.99
A limited edition 150 bottles coming in December.

Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes - perfect 100 points

2015 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes....$224.99 / 375ml
Following a very long harvest stretching nearly two months, the 2015 Château d'Yquem came in at 13.9% alcohol and 144 grams per liter of residual sugar, sporting a pH of 3.65 and six grams per liter of tartaric acid. None of these numbers, however, even remotely begin to tell you how profound this wine is. The nose opens with electric notes of ripe pineapples, green mango, orange blossoms and lemon tart with hints of fungi, lime zest, crushed rocks and jasmine. The freshness on the palate is just astonishing, permeating and lifting layer upon layer of tropical fruits and earthy notions, all encased in a sumptuous texture and culminating in a very, very long, mineral-tinged finish. Truly, this is a legendary vintage for d'Yquem. I've been conservative with my drinking window here, and I would not be at all surprised if our descendants are drinking this vintage well into the next century.
Rated 100/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 99-100/100 James Suckling
Rated 98/100 Points Vinous
Rated 98/100 Wine Spectator
Rated 98/100 Wine Enthusiast

2015 Carmes de Rieussec Sauternes...$31.99 / 750ml
A wine of joy and pure pleasure, the 2015 Carmes de Rieussec is absolutely delicious. Rieussec's second wine is bright and lifted, yet shows plenty of depth in its pineapple, orange peel, mint, jasmine and lightly honeyed notes. Although the Grand Vin gets most of the attention at Rieussec, the Carmes is truly superb in 2015 and well worth taking a look at.
Rated 93/100 Vinous Media
Rated 93/100 James Suckling

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Fat Orange Cat -

Fat Orange Cat Someone in My Mind...$4.99 pint can
New England Style IPA with Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic, and Apollo

Fat Orange Cat Sweet Jane NE IPA....$4.49 / pint can

With Vanilla Extract and orange zest
Sweet and creamy with a distinct banana taste and no bitterness (contains lactose).

Decadent Coco Ecto IPA

Decadent Coco Ecto IPA...$4.49 / pint can
A Double Dry Hopped IPA with Coconut, Tangerine and Orange Zest

Evil Twin Even More JCS Imperial Stout

back in stock and online

Evil Twin Even More JCS Imperial Stout...$7.99 / pint can
Brewed with Lactose and Vanilla and Coffee Added
A few times in history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer maker rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly league.  Usually the recipe to become such a divine hero you need crazy juice skills, a fake Minnesota dialect and a cool and exotit sounding name like Jean-Claude - it's even more JCs - an affogato style imperial stout.  

Evil Twin / Prairie Even More Bible Belt

Evil Twin / Prairie Even More Bible Belt...$7.99 / pint can
Imperial Stout aged on coffee, vanilla, chilies and cacao nibs
13% ABV

Stillwater BOYOYOB

Stillwater BOYOYOB Boysenberry Breakfast Sour...$17.99 / 4pk cans
Sour brewed with Boysenberry and Vanilla.  Contains Lactose

Citadelle Gin

We have an amazing price! (as usual!)
Citadelle Gin Original...$21.99 / Liters  (33% more than a 750ml)
Compare to $29.99 for a 750ml at Total Wine and More
The 19 aromatics that make up Citadelle are infused, according to their profile, between one and four days – a crucial time so that Citadelle can acquire its distinguished profile. It is then distilled in small copper stills over open flames in order to develop its suppleness and voluptuous character in the mouth.

Citadelle Gin exudes delicate aromas of fresh flowers highlighted by more assertive citric scents. Once served, it emanates more intense, herbaceous notes of juniper and anise; then, the spicy cinnamon side softens the nose, bringing a very gourmand dimension to the gin. On the palate, the juniper cedes to a long, voluptuous, spicy fragrance.

But while Citadelle offers complete aromatic richness, its three character traits remain:
– Juniper, its signature, the key base of Citadelle
– Citrus, the complementary note that underlines the juniper
– Exotic, offering an additional level of enjoyment with touches of pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Beautifully balanced, it is elegant, soft and and long in the mouth, with an alcohol content of 44%. A perfect equilibrium between intensity and finesse.

Citadelle has won more than 60 medals, among them “Spirit of the Year” at the 2017 World Spirit Awards as well as “World’s Best Gin” and “Gin Grand Master” in London. Its bottle hasn’t escaped attention either; it was awarded a gold medal at the Spirits Design Master 2017.

Thanksgiving is coming!

Thanksgiving is coming!!!
As I have mentioned many times in the past Thanksgiving is my favorite Holiday and certainly my favorite wine holiday. But let's not focus just on Thursday with family often in town all week, or at least from Wednesday through the weekend you are going to need drinks at the ready for at least 5 days. My family usually kicks off the festivities on Wednesday night and goes strong through the weekend, then hitting the running trail of course on Thursday morning to make room for dinner. Below is what I have planned for the week(end) of great drinks, others will take care of the food" -- Aaron, wine manager (Forsyth location)

A simple meal is best for Wednesday, people are often traveling or just getting off work around dinner time. We usually have roast tenderloin, as the main with a simple salad and roasted vegetables on the side. Start things off on the right foot with Sparkling Wine/Champagne, remember don't save the best for last, enjoy that special bottle of Champagne early on and finish off with some solid Sparklers from outside of Champagne or a nice glass of whiskey.

A few options...
2006 Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blanc $139.98 (97/100 Wine Spectator)
NV Joel Falmet Brut Rose $49.99
NV Joel Falmet Brut $39.99
NV Roederer Estate Anderson Valley $19.99 (93/100 Wine Spectator)
NV Collin Cremant de Limoux Rose $19.99

Starlight Single Barrel Rye Cask Strength...$34.99

Smooth Ambler Old Scout Single Barrel American Whiskey...$37.99

Turkey Day! Get up early and head out for some exercise because it's going to be a great day of eating and drinking. The cooking and family fun usually starts up around noon at our household, with most just snacking throughout the day on left overs from the night before. If there is football on you might as well have a beer. Our Side Project Merci is a wonderfully tart beer to share with your out of town guests. It will prime the pallet for the feast to come. As for the main event don't stress about the wine pairings there are so many flavors on the table that whatever you want to drink is bound to pair with something. Our family tends to lean towards lighter reds and whites for the meal but that certainly doesn't mean you have to. Below are some of my favorite Thanksgiving wines.

White Wines:
2016 Hugel Gentil $16.99
2017 Lancyre Roussanne $19.99
2016 Roland Laventreaux Chablis VV $29.99
2014 Augustino White Blend Mendoza $24.99
(94/100 Jeb Dunnuck)
2016 Hartford Court Four Hearts Chardonnay $46.99 (96/100 Wine Advocate)

Red Wines
2016 Stephan Aviron Chenas Beaujolais
2014 Domaine Cabirau First Things First $34.99
2012 Marques de Caceres Rioja Riserva $18.99
(93/100 The Wine Spectator)
2015 Chateau Cottiere Cotes de Bourg $15.99 (91/100 James Suckling)
2016 A la Carte Pinot Noir $15.99
2016 Drouhin Gevrey Chambertin $61.99

92 points and $8

What a fantastic Rhone Value. Sometimes a deal isn't too good to be true. We weren't sure how the 2013 Gassier Nostre Pais White would be holding up so we ordered a case to check. I have to say it is still lovely, over time this wine has developed a wonderful nose, just a hint of petrol, while maintaining a bright fresh fruit profile in the mid pallet and finishes as crisp and clean as the day it was released. Don't hesitate to stock up on this great closeout opportunity.
Check out this price!

2013 Michel Gassier Nostre Pais White....$7.99
Lowest price online is $18.99

One of my favorite whites from the region, as well as a year in, year out value, the 2013 Costières de Nîmes Nostre Païs Blanc is 60% Grenache Blanc (always from the same parcel) and the rest Clairette, Roussanne and Viognier. Fermented one-third in barrel and aged eight months on lees, it offers fabulous notes of stone fruits, buttered citrus, white flowers and honeysuckle to go with a medium-bodied, fresh, lively and pure style. While it doesn’t skimp on texture, the focus is more on freshness and purity.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

Otra Vez Aged in Reposado Barrels

Sierra Nevada Trip in the Woods Tequila Otra Vez...$19.99
Otra Vez Aged in Reposado Barrels

For this limited offering we pushed beyond the typical barrel-aged beer theory. We got our hands on some Reposado Tequila oak barrels and then aged our new Otra Vez Gose with Lime and Agave. This Trip in the Woods starts out tart yet juicy, with hints of lime. For the finish? The unmistakable silkines of a classic Reposado.
2018 release 2 of 3 | 6.4% ABV | Aged 6 months in Reposado barrels

WhistlePig The Boss Hog V

WhistlePig The Boss Hog V...$459.99
The name says it all. This is our biggest, most profound whiskey for the Boss Hog in all of us.

This 5th. edition of The Boss Hog, The Spirit of Mauve, is a 13 Year Straight Rye Whiskey finished in Calvados Casks in honor of our celebrity pet pig, Mauve’s undying love of apples.

The result is extraordinary. A unique blend of sweet and spiced flavors with a fine balance between American power and French sophistication. There’s nothing else like it.