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Saturday, December 8, 2018

2015 Diamond Creek






2015 Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow...$214.99
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow opens with a lovely floral perfume of violets and rose hip tea with a core of chocolate-covered cherries, mulberries, blueberry compote and plum preserves plus hints of wood smoke, tobacco and menthol. Full-bodied and firmly framed with grainy tannins and background freshness, it has gorgeous earthy layers and a mineral-tinged finish.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate
2015 Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace....$214.99
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace is deep garnet-purple colored with a drop-dead gorgeous nose of crème de cassis, warm plums and blueberry compote with touches of chocolate box, licorice, vanilla pod and coffee beans plus wafts of cedar and cinnamon toast. Full-bodied and rich with gorgeous super ripe, fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, it finishes very long and very spicy.
Rated 99/100 The Wine Advocate

2015 Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon


2015 Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon...$231.99
Also inky colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill comes from the estate vineyard on Pritchard Hill and spent 22 months in new French oak. It has a similar level of purity, as well as incredible minerality, to go with notes of crème de cassis, scorched earth, crushed rock, and graphite. Reminiscent of liking a rock with its insane level of minerality, this full-bodied beauty is tight and closed on the palate, yet is just loaded with potential. It’s only for those with cold cellars and needs forgotten for 7-8 years, but will keep for 4-5 decades. Bravo!
Rated 100/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 97/100 Wine Advocate
Rated 96/100 James Suckling
Rated 96/100 Vinous Media

Shafer Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon

Very, very limited!
2014 Shafer Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon...$289.99
Very deep inky-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is incredibly intense and impactful on the nose, revealing notes of crushed black cherries, blackberries and fresh black currants with underlying notions of charcoal, sautéed herbs, black soil, chargrilled meat and pencil lead, plus a waft of violets. Very full-bodied, very rich and wonderfully concentrated, the wall of fruit is well matched by a firm structure of ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with great length and depth.
Rated 98+/100 The Wine Advocate

100 Point Case

The Perfect Case of Wine!
All 12 Wines rated 100/100



  1. 2015 Ridge Monte Bello $199.99
  2. 2012 Ciacci Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Santa Caterina d'Oro...$146.99
  3. 2012 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino Riserva....$199.99
  4. 2013 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Cabernet Franc...$109.99 
  5. 2015 Paul Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle...$299.99 
  6. 2010 Pontet Canet Pauillac...$299.99 
  7. 2010 Pavie St. Emilion Grand Cru...$499.99 
  8. 2013 Bedrock Weill a Way Exposition #2...$299.99 
  9. 2013 Bedrock Weill a Way Exposition #3...$299.99 
  10. 2013 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon...$499.99 
  11. 2015 Continuum Red...$233.99
  12. 2015 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes....$224.99 / 375ml 

regular price if bought individually - $3,315.88 
Special price if you buy all 12 bottles!
$2,800 for all 12 bottles
call Aaron at 314.727.8788 

or email aaron@wineandcheeseplace.com





2015 Ridge Monte Bello....$199.99
Stunning depth, power, purity and elegance. The blackcurrants and plums are fresh and intense on the nose with blueberries and gently herbal notes, too. The palate has a keenly articulated array of vibrant tannins that hold long, fresh and pure. It invokes a sense of wonderment at the finish. So long and so pure. This blend of 77 per cent cabernet sauvignon, 11 per cent merlot, seven per cent petit verdot and five percent cabernet franc, is just at the start of a wonderful journey. Try from 2021.
Rated 100/100 James Suckling


2012 Ciacci Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Santa Caterina d'Oro...$149.99
This gorgeous wine opens with alluring aromas of sweet pipe tobacco, underbrush, new leather, truffle, plum and eucalyptus. Smooth and full-bodied yet elegant, the savory, juicy palate delivers crushed Marasca cherry, raspberry preserve, licorice and menthol alongside polished, enveloping tannins. Fresh acidity provides impeccable balance while an orange zest note lifts the finish.
Rated 100/100 Wine Enthusiast
Rated 97/100 James Suckling
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate



2012 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino Riserva....$199.99
Heady scents of chopped herbs, woodland berry, forest floor, new leather, dark spice and violet are just some of the aromas you’ll find on this fragrant wine. It’s savory and loaded with finesse, delivering juicy Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, licorice, orange zest and pipe tobacco alongside firm yet polished tannins and fresh acidity. A tangy mineral note graces the lingering finish. It’s still young and needs plenty of time to fully unwind and develop. Drink 2027-2042.
Rated 100/100 Wine Enthusiast
Rated 98/100 Vinous Media



2013 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Cabernet Franc...$109.99
It's very intense and powerful, but at the same time, there is a kind of lightness on the palate that makes if feel light on its feet but with great inner power. The peppery character appears after some time, giving it a Chinon-like twist, and it also reminds me of my favorite Bordeaux, Pomerol's Lafleur. This is definitely world-class and worth lying down, as it should develop further complexity in bottle. This is one of those wines where the only improvement I can think of is having magnums rather than bottles. Bravo! Some 3,000 bottles produced.
Rated 100/100 The Wine Advocate


2015 Paul Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle...$299.99
Lastly, and a legendary wine in the making, the 2015 Hermitage La Chapelle is reminiscent of the 1990 with its full-bodied, opulently, sexy, yet concentrated style. Offering sensational notes of blackcurrants, smoked herbs, beef blood, and chocolate, it’s a huge yet elegant wine that has masses of sweet tannin, incredible purity and finesse, and a killer finish. It’s the finest wine from this estate in close to 30 years. Hats off to Caroline Frey and Jacques Desvernois!
Rated 100/100 Jeb Dunnuck


2010 Pontet Canet Pauillac...$299.99
An absolutely amazing wine...this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot has close to 15% natural alcohol.  An astounding, compelling wine with the classic Pauillac nose more often associated with its cross-street neighbor, Mouton-Rothschild, creme de cassis, there are also some violets and other assorted floral notes. The wine has off-the-charts massiveness and intensity but never comes across as heavy, overbearing or astringent. The freshness, laser-like precision, and full-bodied, massive richness and extract are simply remarkable to behold and experience. It is very easy, to become jaded tasting such great wines from a great vintage, but it is really a privilege to taste something as amazing as this. This is a 50- to 75-year wine from one of the half-dozen or so most compulsive and obsessive proprietors in all of Bordeaux. Is there anything that proprietor Alfred Tesseron is not doing right? Talk about an estate that is on top of its game! Pontet-Canets 2010 is a more structured, tannic and restrained version of their most recent perfect wine, the 2009. Kudos to Pontet-Canet!
Rated 100/100 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate




2010 Pavie St. Emilion Grand Cru...$499.99
What fun, excitement and joy it will be to compare the four perfect wines Perse has made in 2005, 2009, 2010 and, of course, the 2000, in 25 or so years. This wine is truly profound Bordeaux. Everything is in place – remarkable concentration and a beautiful nose of cedar and ripe blackcurrant and blackberry with some kirsch and spice box in the background. Lavishly rich, with slightly more structure and delineation than the more Rabelaisian 2009, this wine does show some serious tannins in the finish, and comes across as incredibly youthful. Of course, it's five years old, but it tastes more like a just-bottled barrel sample than a 2010. In any event, this wine is set for a long, long life and should be forgotten for at least another decade. Consume it over the following 75 or more years.
Rated 100/100 The Wine Advocate



2013 Bedrock Weill a Way Exposition #2...$299.99
The 2013 Syrah Exposition 2 is a perfect wine. This is 50% destemmed and co-fermented with 8% Viognier. Bacon fat, lychee, tapenade, black raspberry and black cherry liqueur soar through the explosive aromatics of this wine. The wine hits the palate with the extraordinary silkiness, fine-grained tannin, massive concentration, but the balance and precision of a ballerina. This is truly prodigious wine that could also be considered the La Mouline of Sonoma, although I suspect these are all supposed to be the equivalents of La Mouline, La Landonne and La Turque. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.
Rated 100/100 The Wine Advocate


2013 Bedrock Weill a Way Exposition #3...$299.99
The last of the three is the 2013 Syrah Exposition 3. Like its sibling, it is a 125-case cuvée of 84% Syrah and 16% cofermented Viognier. There was no inclusion of stems on this particular wine. This is the most La Mouline-like of the trio, no doubt because of the high percentage of Viognier, with extraordinary bacon fat, violets, lychee, black raspberry, sweet cherry, licorice and tapenade. The wine is velvety textured, full-bodied, but wonderfully pure, rich and striking. All three of these wines are incredible achievements in winemaking, and mind-blowing to someone like myself, who visited Guigal every year from 1978 to 2012 and would never have dreamed that someone in California, in addition to Manfred Krankl, could somehow pull off wines so similar to those from the Rhône Valley. Well, here they are.

Rated 100/100 The Wine Advocate


2013 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon...$499.99
The second perfect score I have given to a Hobbs Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (the other was the 2002), the 2013 is as spectacular as his 2002 was. There are 638 cases of this massive wine that comes across like a first-growth Pauillac. Lead pencil shavings, cedar wood, blueberry and blackberry liqueur as well as hints of forest floor and tobacco leaf are all present in this fragrant, sumptuously textured, full-bodied, massively rich yet sensationally well-balanced Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a finish of well over 55 seconds. This is amazing work, and interestingly, I believe Hobbs was the first to offer a Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard designated Cabernet Sauvignon.
Rated 100/100 Wine Advocate


2015 Continuum Red...$233.99
This is sensational with blackberries, blueberries and mineral. Extremely floral, too. Full-bodied but so seamless and refined with polished tannins that just melts into the wine. Goes on for minutes. A subtle and glorious wine that will be a new classic for Napa Valley. An emotional red that touches your soul. Energy. 46% cabernet sauvignon, 31% cabernet franc, 17% petit verdot, and 6% merlot. Very approachable now but better in 2022.
Rated 100/100 James Suckling
Rated 98+/100 Vinous Media



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 Wine Spectator

Templeton Barrel Strength Straight Rye


Templeton Barrel Strength Straight Rye...$52.99
Templeton Rye Whiskey announces the launch of a new limited edition expression, Barrel Strength Straight Rye Whiskey in celebration of the people and rich history of its hometown, Templeton, Iowa.

Templeton Rye Barrel Strength is both complex and intriguing and represents the expression in its purest form. This exquisite whiskey is a fitting tribute and salute to the town of Templeton – a small town with a strong spirit.

Natural, non-chill filtered and bottled at 57.2% ABV, this special addition to the Templeton Rye portfolio is a barrel strength edition matured and aged to perfection in flame charred American oak barrels bursting with rye spice and black pepper giving way to summer fruits, butterscotch and oak. Complex notes of orchard fruits deliver a delicate warmth with a lingering finish dovetailing beautifully with a velvety character that balances its considerable strength.

In August, Templeton Rye hosted a grand opening event, welcoming city and state officials, special guests and Templeton residents. The event was held in celebration of the organization’s new 34,500 square-foot distillery, a $35 million project that will more than double its staff, bringing 17 jobs to a community of 350 residents, feature a museum and visitor center, and produce up to 500,000 proof gallons of rye whiskey annually.

Templeton Rye Barrel Strength Straight Rye Whiskey is now available at a suggested retail price of $59.99. Boasting a full body, luscious finish and complex flavor, Templeton Rye Barrel Strength Straight Rye Whiskey is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Rogue Straight Outta Newport West Coast Double IPA


Rogue Straight Outta Newport West Coast Double IPA...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
A new year brings a new brew for us. This one is a bold, hoppy double IPA — a Rogue like you’ve never tried before: Straight Outta Newport. Dedicated to the Oregon Coast, Rogue’s home and world headquarters, Rogue brewers were challenged to create a uniquely West Coast beer using Citra, Mosaic and Comet hops.

At 8.7% ABV and 73 IBU, Straight Outta Newport features a bold and flavorful profile, bursting with aromas of grapefruit, tangerine and orange, fruity hop notes and a juicy finish.

Rogue Counter Currant


Rogue Counter Currant...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
On our farm in Independence, Oregon, we grow marionberries, pumpkins, honey and 10 varieties of hops. We also tend the Revolution Garden, where we grow experimental crops for our brewers in Newport. Inspired by the black currants from our garden, our brewers created this lovely tart fruit ale that pours deep purple in color. Join us in our fight against the status quo and go Counter Currant.

Ingredients: 9 Ingredients: 2-Row, Munich, Wheat, Red X & Dextrapils Malt; Rogue Farms Liberty Hops; Rogue Farms Black Currants; Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

Rogue Yellow Snow


Rogue Yellow Snow....$11.99 / 6pk
Yellow Snow is back but now it’s a refreshing pilsner brewed with spruce tips.

As looming arctic clouds threaten an upcoming season of tacky sweaters, sketchy eggnog and awkward jubilees, Rogue Ales fights back with Yellow Snow Spruce Tip Pilsner. A refreshing new pilsner made with Oregon spruce tips, Yellow Snow flaunts notes of bubblegum, citrus and pine, combating the status quo of wintertime boredom.Dressed in fresh new cans featuring a curious dog against a blue, white and yellow color scheme, Yellow Snow is a kick to winter’s doldrums.

“We’ve brewed Yellow Snow IPA for the past 15 years, but this year we decided to make a beer reminiscent of our Pacific Northwest winters,” said Rogue President Brett Joyce. “So, we created a crisp pilsner made with spruce tips from our own backyard and then canned it for enjoyment outside.”

1921 Tequila Cream Liqueur







1921 Tequila Cream Liqueur....$29.99
Our special "Irresistible edition" was inspired to celebrate the 10th. Anniversary of 1921 Cream was released.
The color " Azul Riviera Maya" for its name in Nahuatl "Xippalli" is a set of blue-green coloration symbolically associated with essential elements for life, representing not only a color but the identity of a major civilization that settled in Mexico thousands of years ago "The Maya". Maya Culture inherited not only to Mexico but to humanity countless architectural and cultural richness that we can still admire today.

The blue represents freedom, power, spirituality and life as well as a divine essence. This color was present in everyday life, in utensils and ornaments either precious stones, jewelry, and even dressed.

Weston Ryet Sprucy Old Elf 2018



In stock now at Forsyth!

Weston Ryet Sprucy Old Elf 2018....$34.99 / 3 liter!
Giant bottle!
Imperial Pilsner with rye and spruce tips


244 bottles made

2nd Shift Albino Pygmy Puma

In stock now at Forsyth.
Canned 11/29


2nd Shift Albino Pygmy Puma...$8.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
New England-Style Pale Ale
Okay, here is my version of a Pale Ale that has a few hops in it like Columbus, Cascade, Summit & Centennial. Probably the best pale that has ever been made in the history of mankind.

Perennial Artisan Ales Pils


In stock now at Forsyth.

We are one of the very few places that you can find this outside of the brewery!
We are excited to get this one.
Freshly canned!

Perennial Artisan Ales Pils...$8.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

5% ABV Hoppy Pilsner
Pils is our dry-hopped, unfiltered lager created with 100% German malt and Tettnang and Saphir hops in the kettle and fermenter. Spicy noble hop character over sweet Pilsner malt. Pepper, lemon ice, black tea. This is the first iteration in pursuit of the fizzy yellow beer of my dreams. Brewed for our friends at Edgewild and shared in our tasting room. 5% ABV, 30 IBUs

Rogue Hazelutely Choctabulous



HAZELUTELY CHOCTABULOUS
Rogue Hazelutely Choctabulous....$6.49 / 22oz
FOOD PAIRING: Beef, Dessert
It tastes like a candy bar: dark and decadent with a rich nutty flavor up front followed by a chocolate truffle finish.
INGREDIENTS: Rogue Chocolate Stout blended with Hazelnut Brown Nectar.
Candy Bar in a Bottle.

Rogue Santa's Private Reserve Ale 2018


Probably will not get these online too soon.  In stock now at Forsyth you can call the other locations to get some transferred for you.

Different beer each year
Rogue Santa's Private Reserve Ale 2018...$6.49 / 22oz

Belgian Style Dark Ale with Tangerines and Boysenberries

4204 Main Street Brewing




Two more new ones...
Probably will not get these online too soon.  They are in stock now at Forsyth you can call the other locations to get some transferred for you.

4204 Main Street Tickle Brut IPA....$8.99 / 4pk

4204 Main Street Coffee Pack...$8.99 / 4pk
Includes
2 cans of Coffee Imperial Stout
2 cans of Coffee Lager

Read our emails...

If you signed up for our emails and you are not receiving them - add this to your preferred senders...this is address we send our emails from.  This might help.
The_Wine_And_Cheese_Place@mail.vresp.com


Another option - just check out blog each morning...
I will post the link to the email here on the blog after we send them.


Recent emails - 

December 7th
Beaucastel CDP 99 Points! - Pappy Raffle +Bourbon Aged in Side Project D10 Barrel + Scotch Tasting tonight





Previous emails - click on them to read.

Some of the info and prices might not be relevant anymore.  Just for info in case you missed them.


Pappy Van Winkle Info + 98 Point Riesling + Taste 100 Point Wine today + Michters Rye


100 Point Solaia + Plus we have a date for Pappy Van Winkle Raffle


Beer Issue - Fat Orange Cat + Decadent Ales + NH Dragon's Milk Smores and TWCP Maman Raffle 


Taste 100 Point Wine + 1792 Full Proof our single barrel + Orin Swift 8 Days 


November 24
Taste 98 Point Chardonnay today at all locations! Scotch Tasting coming up

November 23
Black Friday Sale - 100 Point Wine + Whiskey Raffle Info



Odell Friek Raspberry and Cherry Sour 2018




Odell Friek Raspberry and Cherry Sour 2018....$8.49 / 12oz
FRIEK is an evolution, an imaginative amalgamation invented by our brewers. Multiple KRIEK Lambic style ales are fermented with WILD yeast and TART cherries and then moved into OAK BARRELS to age and sour taking on the CHERRY flavors. As the beer matures, FRAMBOISES (raspberries) from Schroyer Family Farms in Fort Collins are handpicked and readied for the beer. The fresh RASPBERRIES are added immediately prior to the final blending. The sweet and tart flavors MINGLE on the tongue with a sparkling dry finish.
6.9%Alc. By Vol.

Gift Time!



It is that time of year to order your gifts!
We do get booked up before the holiday season.
Place orders early.
We can handle everything from a single basket order to thousands of corporate orders!

click here to check out our gift guide!!

We have our gift department located at our Rock Hill store.  For questions call 314.962.8150























Pictures are just to give you an idea, actual basket and products may differ from the picture.

Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape 2016


2016 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape $65.98 
Bottled only a week before my visit, I was blown away by how well Beaucastel's 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape was showing. It's full-bodied, creamy, lush and rich, with layers of raspberry fruit, garrigue and spice that unfold across a seamless palate. No doubt it will go through cycles of being open and closed throughout its lifespan, but it would be a mistake to simply order a case, put it into storage and forget about it without trying one first and swooning over the sheer lusciousness and youthful complexity.
Rated 99/100 James Suckling
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 96+/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Tilquin Rullquin Stout


More in stock -

Tilquin Rullquin Stout...$27.99 / 750ml
Beer of mixed fermentation, the Stout Rullquin is obtained from a blending of 7/8 of Rulles Brune (Stout de Gaume) and 1/8 of a blend of 1 year old lambics, which has matured for 8 months on oak barrels. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented for 6 months in the bottle.

TWCP Jefferson Reserve Bourbon

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Online now for transfers.  Each store has some in stock.
Forsyth has plenty, for space reasons, you do not need to reserve, this one usually lasts for a number of weeks.


Jefferson Reserve / TWCP Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey...$46.99
ABV: 45.1%
Batch # H-231

In 1997, when Jefferson’s was first starting out, we found a 15-year-old bourbon that we immediately knew was rich, complex and needed to be brought to market. It was in 2003 that we decided to bring in other bourbons to marry with the original Jefferson’s Reserve. Similar to Jefferson’s, we still use over 50% of that mash bill and add up to 3 more bourbons to create more flavor and complexities. Jefferson’s Reserve is a big, sophisticated bourbon that has a lot of flavor up front, a lot of weight mid palate and a deep, wonderful finish.

Off Color Tummy Time Gose



Not doing reservations on this one as it we do not have much left as people grabbed it yesterday before I posted it.  At Forsyth only now.  Hopefully we will get more in.

Off Color Tummy Time Gose...$9.99 / 6pk
Tummy Time Gose with Torulaspora delbrueckii, 4.5% abv
French Gray Sea Salt, green coriander, lemon zest .


Off Color Barrel Bear


We are taking short reservations this weekend. 
Only reserve if you can pick up by.....
Deadline to pick up is this Saturday at Dec 8th at 7pm.
We need to clear the reserve area for the Whiskey Raffle this weekend.

Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels
Off Color Brewing Barrel Bear Barrel Aged Sahti...$11.99 / 2pk 12oz
8.0% abv
Our sahti, Bare Bear, rested in MGP Rye Whiskey barrels for 11 months to impart a dominate silky rye spice blended with black pepper phenols. Woody, coconut, and sweet vanilla notes round out a medium toasted char.

2nd Shift Casual Experimentation

We are taking short reservations this weekend. 
Only reserve if you can pick up by.....
Deadline to pick up is this Saturday at Dec 8th at 7pm.
We need to clear the reserve area for the Whiskey Raffle this weekend.

2nd Shift Casual Experimentation....$8.99 / 4pk
Dry Hopped American Wheat

Pappy Van Winkle and other Rare Whiskey Raffle 2018 Edition

We have a date for the Whiskey Reward Club Pappy Raffle now ---

This weekend!

Deadline for purchases to count is December 8th at 7pmSunday December 9th, 2018 will be the raffle and the first wave of emails will be sent.  There will be multiple days of emails sent out just like last year. 
Here is more info about the Whiskey Reward Club

The raffle is based on your purchases from December 8, 2017 until December 8th at 7pm.   Every $600 (average $50 per month) you have purchased counts as a raffle ticket in the weighted raffle.   Read more about that 


We cannot tell you how much you spent his year on how many tickets you have.  It would be too much to offer that for the number of people in our system.


Below is the list of Bourbon that will be in the raffle. The raffle is for a chance to purchase one of these bottles.
Here is a teaser on some of the whiskey in this year's raffle.  We have been squirrelling some nice ones away.

  • Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year Old 
  • Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Old Family Reserve 
  • Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Old Family Reserve 
  • Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year Old Family Reserve 
  • Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Old Lot B 
  • Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old 
  • George T. Stagg Bourbon
  • Thomas H. Handy Rye Whiskey
  • William Larue Weller 
  • Parker's Heritage Finished in Curacao Barrels
  • Four Roses Small Batch 130th Anniversary
  • Heaven Hill 27 Year Old Barrel Proof
  • Weller 12 Year Old Liter bottles
  • Weller C.Y.P.B.
  • Old Weller Antique 107
  • Old Weller Antique 107 TWCP Single Barrel
  • Angel's Envy Cask Strength
  • Old Fitzgerald BIB 2nd Edition 9 Year Old
  • Kentucky Owl
  • Bookers Little Book
  • Michters Toasted Barrel
  • Michters 10 Year Old
  • Shenks Homestead 2018 Release Sour Mash Whiskey
  • Yamazaki 12 Year Old
  • Blood Oath Trilogy Pack
  • Blanton's TWCP Single Barrel
  • Yellowstone 101 Proof No.3 Char Wine Cask
  • Elijah Craig Barrel Proof 
  • Parker's Heritage Finished in Curacao Barrels
  • Four Roses Small Batch 130th Anniversary
  • Heaven Hill 27 Year Old Barrel Proof
  • Weller 12 Year Old Liter bottles
  • Weller C.Y.P.B.
  • Old Weller Antique 107
  • Old Weller Antique 107 TWCP Single Barrel
  • Angel's Envy Cask Strength
  • Old Fitzgerald BIB 2nd Edition 9 Year Old
  • Kentucky Owl
  • Bookers Little Book
  • Michters Toasted Barrel
  • Michters 10 Year Old
  • Shenks Homestead 2018 Release Sour Mash Whiskey
  • Yamazaki 12 Year Old
  • Blood Oath Trilogy Pack
  • Blanton's TWCP Single Barrel
  • Yellowstone 101 Proof No.3 Char Wine Cask
  • Elijah Craig Barrel Proof 
more will be added



This is the plan, very similar to last year -- always subject to change.

We will start to draw names as soon as possible after the December 8th deadline.

It is a weighted raffle, for every $600 (average of $50 per month) that you spent over the last year it will count for a raffle ticket. For ease of explaining, lets pick an easy number like 200. Say we have 200 bottles of whiskey total from the list, we will divide by 5, which is 40, of course. We will send emails out to the first 40 names picked on the first day--we cannot be responsible if you do not check your email or if your email is wrong in our system, or if you are out of town. Those people will be asked to email me back a list of their top 10 choices from the list. We will start with the first name drawn in the raffle and they can buy the highest whiskey on their list that is still available. We will go to the next person and do the same. They will have 1 day to respond. The next day we will email the next 40 and do the same thing with what is left. If you were picked on the first day, but did not respond until the second day or third day, you will still get your allocation, but you risk some of your top choices not being available anymore. If you do not respond before the end of the fifth day and the last names are drawn, you will lose your allocation and we will draw more names. I will put more details (deadlines and times) in the individual emails if your name is drawn. Again, many of these are very rare and odds are not great. Please do not email or call each day to see if your name was drawn. We will not have time to take all of these inquiries. We will do our best to get a hold of people.  That is it for now....and Thank you for your loyal support.

We will post first name and last initial on the blog of people that have not responded.
Make sure you check your email during that time and watch the blog to see if your name is listed as not responding to the emails. The emails will come from paul@wineandcheeseplace.com - make sure you watch for that.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Stone Enjoy By 01.01.19 Brut IPA


We are taking short reservations this weekend. 
Only reserve if you can pick up by.....
Deadline to pick up is this Saturday at Dec 8th at 7pm.
We need to clear the reserve area for the Whiskey Raffle this weekend.
Stone Enjoy By 01.01.19 Brut IPA...$15.99 / 6pk cans
What better way to commemorate a fresh start than with an uber-fresh beer? This variant of our Enjoy By IPA series features innovative brewing techniques that give it a bright effervescence and a super-dry finish. It makes for a great craft beer alternative to traditional “bubbles,” and it’s still blasted with enough explosive hop flavor to rival any fireworks display. Enjoy its refreshing notes of citrus and peach before, during or after the holidays... just not TOO long after.
While this beer is brewed NOT to last, here’s hoping your resolutions are the opposite.

New Zealand Whisky High Wheeler 21 Year Old



New Zealand Whisky High Wheeler 21 Year Old...$79.99 / 375ml
Next lowest price in the country is $87.99

Single Grain
A Master Blend of 70% single malt, and 30% premium grain whisky made from unmalted barley in the Dunedin distillery. Aged for 21 years in American oak, ex-bourbon casks.

The Story:  Years ago, in the Willowbank distillery in Dunedin, a batch of whisky was made in the distillery’s pot-stills using unmalted barley. This “single grain whisky” was then blended with 70% of their single malt, and placed into American Oak, ex-bourbon barrels. Twenty-one years later, we have carefully selected casks and bottled them as “High Wheeler”.



Notes:  

Nose Elegant balance of baked pear and vanilla crisp with gentle floral notes.
Taste Pear sweetness again, smooth and clean body.
Finish Chilli pepper warmth giving way to a long salty and sweet finish.

The Hard Facts
ABV 43%
Age 21 Years
Barrel American Oak, Ex-Bourbon.

Protocolo Tinto



2016 Protocolo Tinto..$6.99
Tarry, savory accents ahead of blackberry and blackcurrant aromas. The palate has medium body and neatly balanced tannins. Supple, soft and even layered. Punchy finish. Drink or hold.
Rated 91/100 James Suckling

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Macallan Tasting



December is Macallan Month for us!!


Macallan-Tastings


Taste the amazing products...
  • Macallan 12yr Sherry
  • Macallan 12yr Double Cask
  • Macallan Double Cask Gold
  • Macallan Rare Cask
Multiple dates and locations to taste!
Friday December 7th-New Ballas from 4-6pm

Friday December 14th - Forsyth from 4-6pm
Friday December 14th - Rock Hill from 4-6pm

Thursday December 20th - Forsyth Macallan Mac and Cheese Tasting - details coming
Friday December 21st - Forsyth from 4-6pm





Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Gran Patron Piedra

Rare release from Patron back in stock!


Gran Patron Piedra Tequila...$319.99
This extraordinary extra añejo tequila is crafted entirely from the “Tahona” process, a time consuming and ancient method for creating tequila. To produce Gran Patrón Piedra, first we select the highest-quality, 100 percent agave from the Highlands of Jalisco, which we then steam-cook and slowly crush with a large volcanic stone Tahona wheel. The resulting juice is then fermented and distilled along with the agave fiber. Piedra, which means “stone” in Spanish, is one of very few tequilas that is still produced in this age-old way. After distillation, Gran Patrón Piedra is meticulously aged for more than three years in new American and French oak barrels for a deep mahogany color and sweet, subtle aroma of fruit, fresh mushroom, light citrus, and toasted French oak. The distinctive Gran Patrón Piedra bottle, which was inspired by the Tahona stone, is packaged in an elegant box that converts into a beautiful display case.
COLOR
Deep mahogany
AROMA
Sweet, smooth aroma of fresh fruit, fresh mushroom, light citrus, and toasted French oak
TASTE
Sweet, yet rich and complex, combining an herbaceous agave flavor with light vanilla, and fresh mushroom
FINISH
Long-lasting and remarkably smooth

Wood Hat Twin Timbers Bourbon


Wood Hat Twin Timbers Bourbon....$29.99 / 375ml
Finished in Pecan Barrels
Our remarkable Twin Timbers Bourbon begins its life as our sumptuous Bourbon Rubenesque which is then finished in a charred pecan barrel. The innovative use of pecan has transformed our bourbon into a phenomenal, rare spirit