Wednesday, November 20, 2019

2017 Cambria Kathrines Vyd Chardonnay...$13.98The 2017 Chardonnay Katherine's Vineyard has a flinty, Burgundian minerality as well as notes of ripe orchard and lemon fruits, spice, and white flowers. Bright, juicy, and elegant on the palate, it's a beautiful Chardonnay that represents a smoking value. You'll be hard-pressed to beat this as a house white.
Rated 90/100 Jeb Dunnuck

The Central Coasts latest super star is finally here. We are very excited about this set of 2017's from Eric Jensen and Booker Vineyards

2017 Booker Vineyard Vertigo...$79.99I loved the 2017 Vertigo from barrel, and it didn’t disappoint from bottle. A blend of 63% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre, and the rest Grenache and Petite Sirah, brought up in 65% new French oak, this full-bodied, massively endowed 2017 has complex notes of blue fruits, blood orange, violets, and exotic spices. As with all Eric’s 2017s, it’s rich and concentrated yet has remarkable purity and elegance at the same time. It’s one of the finest GSM blends out there and will shine for at least 8-10 years.
Rated 99/100 Jeb Dunnuck
2017 Booker The Ripper...$85.99Bottled in February of this year, the 100% Grenache 2017 Ripper has a beautiful perfume of black raspberries, white flowers, licorice, and subtle background oak. Rich and medium to full-bodied, it has wonderful purity, fine tannins, and a great finish.
96/100 Jeb Dunnuck2017 Booker Vineyard Oublie...$79.99The 2017 Oublie is a blockbuster, ranking with the finest wines in the vintage. Based on 56% Grenache, 22% Mourvèdre, 22% Syrah, brought up in 50% neutral barrels, its vivid purple color is followed by a full-bodied, powerful, yet elegant red that has a great nose of cassis, blackberries, white flowers, leafy herbs, and hints of pepper. It packs some muscle yet stays flawlessly balanced. Drink it over the coming decade.
96/100 Jeb Dunnuck2017 Booker Vineyard Fracture...$93.99Notes of crème de cassis, ground pepper, and crushed flowers emerge from the 2017 Fracture, which, as always, is all Syrah and was brought up in 65% new French oak barrels. Full-bodied, beautifully layered and textured, it has classic Booker power and richness yet shows the pretty, elegant style of the vintage as well.
98/100 Jeb Dunnuck2017 Booker Vineyard “My Favorite Neighbor” Cabernet...$79.99The 2017 My Favorite Neighbor is also terrific and I suspect would cost 2-3 times its going rate if it was from Napa Valley. It's also the more elegant, perfumed, red-fruited release compared to the darker fruited Harvey and Harriet release. Classy notes of black raspberries, spice box, white flowers, lead pencil shavings, and tobacco leaf all emerge from the glass of this medium to full-bodied red, which offers a seamless texture, fine tannins, and a great finish. It will be better with 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for over a decade.
96/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Kings County Whiskey now in 750ml bottles

Kings County Peated Bourbon Whiskey...$57.99 / 750ml
What is Peated Bourbon? It’s bourbon whiskey that conforms to the American requirements for bourbon but is made with malted barley that has been exposed to peat smoke, a practice more common in Scotch whiskies—the malt we use for the peated bourbon was even grown and kilned in Scotland. So it’s a hybrid whiskey of the two traditions, flavorful and robust from having aged in a new barrel, with an added light smoky finish reminiscent of single-malt. If scotch and bourbon had a baby, this is what it would taste like. As far as we can tell, ours was the world’s first ever peated bourbon and will appeal to the adventurous whiskey traveler who has tried everything.
“The dram is salt-forward from start to finish, interspersed with rich bursts of flavor. Hot rubber, pretzels, slightly bitter baker’s chocolate, warm leather, and hard candies define the palate…peat is not a primary element, but it is clear that this is an exceptionally complex spirit.”—Whiskey Wash (93) “Quite stunningly lovely.” (94=Superstar whiskies that all give us a reason to live) Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible, 2017

Kings County Single Malt Whiskey...$57.99 / 750ml
Peated Malt
Our Single Malt Whiskey is made almost entirely like a single malt scotch—except that instead of being made in Scotland, it’s made here in Brooklyn. Kings County Distillery’s single malt whiskey is open-fermented off the grain from malted barley (with a hint of peat) sourced from England and Scotland. The whiskey is twice distilled in traditional Scottish pot stills, then aged in our own used bourbon barrels anywhere from 1.5 to 4 years. With a higher post-cask strength than our American-style offerings, this whiskey warranted a higher bottling strength—47%—and so it is more potent than its palate would suggest. Dry and sophisticated, it is an elegant whiskey with notes of honey, hay, burnt orange peel, and peat. It is a perfect addition to your shelves.

ACSA Craft Spirit Awards, Gold 2016, San Francisco World Spirits Competition, silver 2019, bronze 2016, 2017, ADI Craft Spirit Awards, silver, 2019, bronze 2016, 2017.

Boundary Oak Lincoln Straight Bourbon

Boundary Oak Lincoln Straight Bourbon...$47.99
115 proof
Boundary Oak Distillery introduces its newest straight bourbon. This uncut bourbon is connected to the legendary, historic Abraham Lincoln – 16th President of the United States – who is well-known to Central Kentucky and well-respected by the nation and the world! This straight bourbon has been aging to its maturity in charred white oak barrels and is ready to be enjoyed responsibly.

White Rooster Limited releases

More in stock
White Rooster Collective Conscious Stout with Coffee...$25.99 / pint
Imperial Coffee Stout brewed in collaboration with our friends from TRIHLA Cervejaria - 12%ABV

White Rooster Au Revoir Landscape...$18.99 / pint
The first of our "Landscape" series. A blend of 3 oak barrels between 12 and 35 months. This (spontaneously fermented) farmhouse ale was made of locally sourced ingredients, conditioned with local wildflower honey and made with our aged hops.

White Rooster Time and Place Tart Farmhouse Ale....$16.99 / 500ml
Time and Place is a blended barrel fermented tart farmhouse ale aged in French Wine barrels between 16 and 24 months.

2nd Shift Liquid Spiritual Delight "LSD" Imperial Stout

2nd Shift Liquid Spiritual Delight "LSD" Imperial Stout...$15.99 / 4pk cans
Liquid Spiritual Delight is a stout that is a chewy, chocolaty and a joy to behold. Just friggin drink it

2nd Shift Brewing Wanna Bee

one more case in stock

2nd Shift Brewing Wanna Bee (Blackberry Farm Brewery Collab)...$5.99 / 375ml
Belgian Style Pale Ale
Our interpretation of Orval, substituting buckwheat honey instead of candi sugar.

Anchor Christmas Ale 2019

Anchor Christmas Ale 2019...$11.99 / 6pk
Anchor Christmas Ale 2019...$16.99 / Magnum bottle
Our annual Christmas Ale is a subtly spiced and sumptuously smooth winter warmer. This year’s brew marks the 45th annual release of this Anchor holiday tradition.

Back in 1975, Anchor released the first holiday beer in America since Prohibition. Year after year, Anchor creates a new, secret recipe with a unique hand drawn label for their Christmas Ale, but the intent with each brew remains the same: joy for the changing seasons and celebration of the newness of life. With a heavily guarded, confidential recipe, Christmas Ale is sold only from early November to mid-January. This highly anticipated seasonal delight is complex and full in flavor, packed with toasty cocoa notes, roasted malts and strong aromas of resinous pine.

Slightly darker than last year’s Christmas Ale, the 2019 edition is layered with toasted caramel and coffee flavors with subtle hints of Mexican chocolate, rounded out with herbaceous spices. Crack open a bottle for a spiced whiff of western evergreens, roasted malts, and coastal flowers. It’s a rich, round and full bodied-treat with a silky, smooth finish.

As each Christmas Ale recipe evolves, so does its hand-drawn packaging, created by long-time Anchor Illustrator Jim Stitt, who has created Anchor’s Christmas Ale labels every year since 1975. Since ancient times, trees have symbolized the winter solstice when the earth, with its seasons, appears born anew. This year, Stitt illustrated the Western Arborvitae – the “tree of life” – across the label. It is an evergreen conifer native to Northern California, the same region that Anchor has called home for over 123 years. Before modern medicine, properties of Western Arborvitae leaves were believed to have healing properties – hence, the moniker “tree of life.” 2019 Anchor Christmas Ale proudly wears this tree and symbolizes the start of a strong, healthy beginning.

New Belgium Nitro Cold Brew Cream Ale

New Belgium Nitro Cold Brew Cream Ale...$7.99 / 6pk cans
5% ABV
A smooth, creamy, and refreshing coffee beer? Thanks to our friends at High Brew Coffee, that's exactly what this beer is. We infused a cream ale with oats and High Brew's cold brew for a velvety mouthfeel and refreshing finish that will have you wanting more!

Firestone Walker Bretta Blanc.

Firestone Walker Bretta Blanc...$11.99 / 375ml
Introducing Bretta Blanc - our latest wild child from Barrelworks!
Bretta Blanc is a distinctive wild ale fermented with white wine grapes from David Walker's family vineyard, creating a deliciously effervescent beer-wine hybrid.
This beer was aged for up to three years in French oak barrels and has notes of honeysuckle and honeydew melon, with a soft Champagne-like mouthfeel for maximum drinkability.

Deschutes Chasin' Freshies IPA

2019 - Simcoe

Deschutes Chasin' Freshies IPA 2019 Simcoe...$9.99 / 6pk
Bright, clean and crisp IPA that showcases a new hop every year. Simcoe hops provide flavors of candied orange, pine and tropical.

Woodford Reserve TWCP Single Barrel

In stock at Forsyth now.
Rock Hill Wednesday
New Ballas and Chesterfield on Thursday

Our single barrel !
Woodford Reserve / TWCP Double Oaked Single Barrel..$49.99
45.2% ABV

An innovative approach to twice-barreled bourbon creates the rich and colorful flavor of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked. Uniquely matured in separate, charred oak barrels - the second barrel deeply toasted before a light charring – extracts additional amounts of soft, sweet oak character.

Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris discusses the unique and innovative process that creates Woodford Reserve Double Oaked.

Deschutes Baklava Pastry Stout

Deschutes Baklava Pastry Stout...$10.99 / 500ml
Aged in Bourbon, Port and Sherry barrels for up to 19 months
Cinnamon, clove, cardamom, honey, almond flavor

Lagunitas Willettized Coffee Stout aged in Rye Barrels


Limit 2 bottles per person

Lagunitas Willettized Coffee Stout aged in Rye Barrels...$3.49 / bottle
From our friend, the Kentucky distiller J.D. Willett himself, a man of few words, 'We have one type of barrel: Wood. And we put two things in 'em: Rye and Bourbon." We scored some of J.D.'s scrutable casks and put one thing in 'em: beer. The taste tells. It's good to have friends! Let us know what you think.

Our friends over at Kentucky’s own Willett Distillery have one kind of barrel: wood. And they put two things in them: Bourbon and Rye. We were fortunate enough to get some of their Bourbon barrels, and we put our Imperial Stout in them. It’s a chocolatey, coffee-y, smoky, Bourbon-y beast of a barrel-aged thing. Word.

Odell Barreled Treasure Stout

Odell Barreled Treasure Stout...$3.99 / 12oz bottle
Barrel Aged with Cold Brew Coffee

A reward of hidden bliss awaits the intrepid explorer whose liquid journey brings them to Barreled Treasure. An imperial stout aged in both bourbon and rum barrels and awakened with a hefty dose of coffee, Barreled Treasure has a luscious, complex profile packed with aromas and flavors of rich espresso, blackstrap molasses and baker’s chocolate. Your riches await!

Thanksgiving 2019

Thanksgiving Wines
Thanksgiving is one of the best wine Holidays, with so many flavors and dishes on the table you can really drink whatever you like and it's bound to go perfectly with something on the table. There is no perfect Thanksgiving wine, because really the perfect Thanksgiving wine is the one you want to drink the most.   If you like a big Cabernet or a big rich Chardonnay - drink those!  If you do not like Pinot Noir, you will still not like it with Thanksgiving.  Drink what you like!  So we have come up with a few suggestions from our 4 locations to help guide you.

Tom (Chesterfield Location) recommends....
NV Joel Falmet Brut Rose....$49.99
Champagne is on our Thanksgiving table every year. Actually, I could drink Champagne with every meal. Persistent mousse, with fine bubbles rising slowly. Pale salmon pink in color, with a shade of gold. A nose of red fruits and fresh pear. Delicate fruit on the palate, elegant, and showing great finesse.

Tom (Chesterfield Location) recommends....
2014 Grunhauser Riesling Spatlese...$35.99
The most versatile of Thanksgiving whites, this German Riesling has it all - petrol on the nose, lush mouthfeel and a hint of sweetness that is perfectly balanced by the bright acidity.
Firm, with a savory touch to the juicy ripe apple and red peach flavors. Sage honey shows mid-palate, leading to a finish that is spicy and rich. Complex and powerful. Drink now through 2040.

Tom (Chesterfield Location) recommends....
2017 Elouan Pinot Noir....$18.99
The most versatile of the Thanksgiving reds, Elouan produces excellent quality every year at amazing prices.Elouan is the result of California winemaker, Joseph Wagner, heading North to Oregon, one of the world’s renowned Pinot Noir regions and producing Pinot Noir with depth of flavor, vibrancy and suppleness.
Tom (Chesterfield Location) recommends....
2017 Le Grand Valmal Cotes du Rhone Villages....$16.99
A Rhone red is also on our Thanksgiving table every year. Another unbelievable value that over delivers for the price. This Rhone is the real deal and a sensational value!  Floral notes accent fresh mixed berries in this 2017 Cotes du Rhone Villages that is made from Old Vine Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. The Syrah dominates and leads to a full-bodied wine but with silky tannins. It has a slight pepperiness to add some dimension and complexity. This wine is produced by the third generation on this estate and it is a fruit driven Cotes du Rhone with great roundness and complexity.

Tom (Chesterfield Location) recommends....
2016 Bench Cabernet Sauvignon...$19.99
For those of you who prefer heartier wines, this is the one for you!
Deep purple in color and aromatically expressive with ripe, black plum currant coulis and minerally graphite. The structure is firm with soft, elegant tannins and mouth-watering acidity. Flavors of black forest fruit and earth, dark cocoa, mint and anise are meld together on the finish.

Dave (Forsyth Location) recommends....
2017 Stephane Aviron Saint-Amour Vieilles Vignes...$21.99
I drink beaujolais all year but it really sings with holiday fare. Loads of dark cherry fruit, stony minerals, and balanced acidity. Chill it down for 30 minutes before serving (or stick it outside on the porch, whatever's faster).

Dave (Forsyth Location) recommends....
NV Domaine Collin Brut Cremant de Limoux...$19.99
Sparkling wine works with any cuisine and turkey day is no exception. This dry bubbly from southern France is 50% chardonnay, 40% chenin blanc & 10% pinot noir. The chardonnay gives brightness & acidity, the chenin adds texture and richness, while the pinot noir adds depth. Consume before, during and after dinner...

Dave (Forsyth Location) recommends....
2017 Von Winning Riesling Trocken Paradiesgarten...31.99
Off dry and dry (trocken) rieslings rock with turkey and ham...Von Winning is my fave producer in Germany and they deliver the goods.
There’s an aroma that tilts in the direction of Sauvignon; redcurrant, woodruff and lemon balm and resin. Often this spreads out with age and gets more passion-fruity, but for now it’s slinky and juicy, pointed and long in its angular herbal way, ginger, guava and pineapple; — importer Terry Theise

Splurge on:

Dave (Forsyth Location) recommends....

2016 Saint-Prefert Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Classique"...$42.99
Isabel Ferrando, owner & winemaker at Saint-Prefert, is one of my favorite winemakers in the Rhone Valley. Her wines are as elegant and refined as any producer in the appellation. perfect match for the bird, pig or veggie...
Loaded with scents of roses and exotic spices, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is a super entry-level effort. It's 85% Grenache aged in concrete, with the balance Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Syrah that's aged in demi-muids. Full-bodied, velvety and long, it delivers opulent black raspberry fruit framed by silky tannins. 95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck

It's a Alcoholiday Part 1

Dave (Forsyth Location) recommends....
Dave's Killer Manhattan
Wanna mix a killer Manhattan without spending a bunch of dough? Here's my handy-dandy
drink kit for your holiday imbibing pleasure.
Old Forester Straight Rye 100 Proof...$21.99
You cannot go wrong with this rye. Spicy, subtle peppery notes with a sweet grain finish.  Old Forester Rye features a mash bill of 65% Rye, 20% Malted Barley, and 15% Corn.
Berto Sweet Vermouth...$14.99 (Liter bottle!!!)
My new fave sweet vermouth..imported by Kermit Lynch!!
Arneis, Cortese, Trebbiano, Barbera d’Asti, Herbs and Spices (Bitter orange, absinthe, gentian, cardamom, vanilla, coriander, mint, mace, hops, thyme, marjoram, lemon, cinnamon, clove, rhubarb, angelica)
Fee Brothers Cherry Bitters $7.49 or Regan's #6 Orange bitters $6.99
Why not experiment a little bit? Cherry pit or dried orange peel? Both work very well as a variation on a classic cocktail.

Aaron (Forsyth Location) recommends....

2017 Domaine Lancyre Roussanne...$19.99
Year after year the Domaine Lancyre Roussanne is on my Thanksgiving table. This wonderful Rhone Valley White has the weight and mouthfeel of a white Burgundy but brings an exotic fruit and mouth watering character not often found in Chardonnay. A perfect compliment for Turkey and stuffing.

Aaron (Forsyth Location) recommends....
2017 El Enemigo Chardonnay....$24.99
For the second year in a row we bought all we could of this wine. A full bodied Chardonnay out of Mendoza, this one is sure to please any lover of Chardonnay from Burgundy to the Sonoma Coast. Where else can you find a 98 Point Wine for under $25. Grab a bunch and enjoy throughout the entire holiday weekend.

Aaron (Forsyth Location) recommends....
2017 Domaine Langeron Cote de Brouilly $19.99
The first thing that popped into my mind and then out of my mouth upon tasting this wine was “this would be perfect for noon on Thanksgiving Day.” Now I know wine at Noon may seem odd to some, maybe even most, but Thanksgiving is the perfect day for a light, bright, spicy Gamay to get your ready for the cooking, eating and cleaning that is to come. This one will transition nicely from a day time sipper to pair with the Chestnut Soup to start your meal.

Aaron (Forsyth Location) recommends....
2016 Casa Ramillo Vinho Tinto ...$12.99
An absolutely wonderfull value from Portugal's Lisboa Region, the Ramilo Red is a blend of Touriga Nacional and Aragonez and jumps out of the glass with big fruit and toasy oak on the nose. The Ramilo will please all of those California Cabernet drinkers out there at a fraction on the price. Buy more than you think you need because this one goes down easy.

Aaron (Forsyth Location) recommends....
2018 Chateau Haut Claribes Bordeaux Superieur...$19.99
As Classic as they come, this 2018 Bordeaux shows the beauty and charater of the region. Made from 100% Merlot the Haut Claribes has a wonderfully bright nose with layers of fruit and tannin showing off the exceptional quality of the 2018 Vintage. Drink some this year and lay some down for years to come.

Kole (Rock Hill Location) recommends....
2017 Le Grand Valmal Cotes du Rhone Villages Vieilles Vignes...$16.99
Floral notes accent fresh mixed berries in this 2017 Cotes du Rhone Villages that is made from Old Vine Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. The Syrah dominates and leads to a full-bodied wine but with silky tannins. It has a slight pepperiness to add some dimension and complexity. I can't wait to drink this with a leftover turkey sandwich!

Kole (Rock Hill Location) recommends....
2018 Folded Hills "Cluster" Grenache Nouveau...$23.99
Cluster is a fantastic domestic take on traditional Beaujolais Nouveau. It's light and fresh with mouthwatering acidity and just a bit of spice from the whole cluster fermentation. Aromas of spiced cranberry and fresh thyme, give way to bright mixed berries, red cherries, and savory herbs on the palate. Perfect for those looking for something lighter with the holiday meal!

Kole (Rock Hill Location) recommends....
2017 Booker White...$49.99
If your looking for an absolute knockout white to pair with your meal, look no further! A blend of Roussanne and Viognier, aged in a mix of concrete, used and new French oak, the Booker white is a kaleidoscope of freshness, minerality, and richness, with just enough acidity to bring it all home. On the palate you get stone fruits and pear upfront, followed by rich brioche notes on the mid-palate with just hint of Meyer lemon to finish things out. Give it an hour or 2 of air before enjoying, so it's at its best with your 1st glass!
96 points Jeb Dunnuck

Marc (New Ballas) recommends
2018 Horgelus Côtes Gascogne de Blanc....$9.99
40% Sauvignon and 60% Gros Manseng
This clean crisp white is a great food wine and aperitif.  Pour your friends and family a glass when they show up.  This will really get the palate excited for food and will match nicely with an assortment of appetizers including cheese.

Marc (New Ballas) recommends
2018 Chateau Virgile Costières de Nîmes Rose...$11.99
This rose has enough body and fruit to go perfectly with Thanksgiving.  Your family will enjoy this with the Turkey and all the fixings.
Delicate aromas of wild strawberry and red cherry dominate the nose of this beautiful rosé. The wine is bright pink with a tinge of fuchsia in the glass. The strawberry and cherry notes carry through to the mouth, where they are complemented with hints of red raspberry and refreshing minerality. 

Marc (New Ballas) recommends
2017 Comte de Langeron Beaujolais Villages...$14.99
Beaujolais is a classic pairing with Thanksgiving and this new release will not disappoint.  Put it in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes before you serve it!

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.
"This red is a step up in quality from a basic Beaujolais. " - Gail Appleson, St. Louis Post Dispatch

Marc (New Ballas) recommends
2017 A La Carte Pinot Noir North Coast...$15.99
Most "experts" recommend Pinot Noir with Thanksgiving, there is a reason for that, it matches so well with turkey and the side dishes.  Not too heavy, not too oaky and lots of fruit.  
This wine shows excellent structure and balance. Flavors of fresh berries and vanilla. This is a fantastic value that is an amazing steal for under $20. Highly recommended Pinot Noir that actually tastes like a Pinot Noir.

Marc (New Ballas) recommends
Manicardi Dry Lambrusco....$19.99 

Lambrusco Grasparossa of Castelvetro DOC is a sparkling dry wine obtained from the grapes of our hilly vineyards; It has a ruby colour with violet shades, an intense and fragrant smell, a typical and harmonious dry ambrosial taste.

Paul (Forsyth) recommends....
2018 Commanderie of Bargemone Rosé...$19.99
Bargemone has been a store favorite Rose for years and it is always one of the top scoring Roses from the professional reviewers. Bargemone has enough body to stand up to your Thanksgiving dinner and it looks festive in the glass! Plus it is sustainably grown too.
"The 2018 Coteaux D'Aix En Provence Rosé is also terrific. Based on Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cinsault, and Vermin, it has clean, crisp notes of white peach, salty minerality, and white flowers as well as a medium-bodied, balanced, chiseled style on the palate. It’s another smoking good wine from this estate."
Rated 91/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Paul (Forsyth) recommends
2016 Comte de Langeron Coteaux Bourguignons Blanc...$19.99
90% Chardonnay 10% Aligote

Most "experts" do not recommend Chardonnay with Thanksgiving.  First of all if you like Chardonnay, drink Chardonnay with Thanksgiving!  Second, this White Burgundy made mostly of Chardonnay will pair beautifully with it.  Crisp acidity and no oak, this wine will surprise you.
A blend of Chardonnay and Aligoté of which most is matured in stainless steel. It has a great Burgundy nose with a touch of minerality that comes from the Aligote. Great flavors of tart apples and a steely acidity finishes off this great wine. Highly recommended and very limited production

Paul (Forsyth) recommends
2015 Water Wheel Shiraz Plus...$14.99

I really enjoy Shiraz with Thanksgiving. The meal has many different flavors going on---sweet, tart, salty, and earthy. You need a wine with good fruit and richness to handle it all. Shiraz is up for the challenge Water Wheel has the right weight and fruit to enhance your Thanksgiving meal.   A deep, vivid, violet color. On the nose there are berry, blackcurrant and licorice aromas. The palate is full and rich with spice, berry and some black pepper flavors obvious. The wine is well balanced, with a persistent finish that is complimented by some fine tannin. 

Lagavulin 11 Year Old Nick Offerman

This one took a giant price jump.
We do not have it in stock now, but our distributor just got it back in stock with this new price.  We can special order it for you.  Went up about $25 per bottle since the last time we got it.

Lagavulin Islay 11 Year Single Malt Offerman Edition...$96.99
Nick Offerman "Ron Swanson" Lagavulin Edition!

Ornaments filled with gin

Pickerings Gin Baubles...$12.99 / 6pk

Ornaments filled with gin
Keep out of reach of children
That’s right, Pickering’s Gin-filled Christmas Baubles have landed in the U.S.A! For the very first time, the UK’s must-have Christmas-tree upgrade will brighten up festivities across America. Pickering’s Gin elves have filled, capped, ribboned and packed Christmas spirit and cheer into over 1 million brightly coloured ornaments. Each filled and finished by hand in the Scottish Capital’s first exclusive gin distillery for over 150 years (not quite the North Pole, but close enough!) So far, excitement for the Gin Baubles in America has been tree-mendous! When news broke of our 48-second sell out in 2016, Martha Stewart wanted to Grab Christmas by the Baubles. ABC news called us in Edinburgh for an interview and Lynda Lopez made a Christmas wish for our little beauties live on Good Morning America.
This is our first year exporting to the United States and we are thrilled to say our Christmas decorations and gins are available in the following States 

Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout

Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout....$14.99 / 6pk

A malt-forward monster, highlighting the depths of malt flavor.
Narwhal Imperial Stout is inspired by the mysterious creature that thrives in deepest fathoms of the frigid Arctic Ocean. Featuring incredible depth of malt flavor, rich with notes of espresso, baker's cocoa, roasted grain and a light hint of smoke, Narwhal is a massive malt-forward monster. Aggressive but refined with a velvety smooth body and decadent finish, Narwhal will age in the bottle for years to come.

Lagunitas Brown Shugga'

Lagunitas Brown Shugga'...$9.99  / 6pk
Greetings, people of Earth. We have been observing you closely for a while now. We have chosen the form of a Small Brewer from which to make our observations this time. In the past we have posed as a Disco Bar, a Roadside Attraction in North Dakota, a Bell in Philadelphia, and once as Liza Minelli, but only once. All of these social complexes have provided deep insights, although the role of Small Brewer has rendered the most profound of insights of all, especially during this, the latter quartile of your arbitrary social calendar. We have noted that as the lights of summer recede and the air becomes cold, you gather inside. We have studied your tribal convocations which include large meals where the desireable common bonds are reinforced through seating arrangements and the ingestion of liquids, redolent of lupiscous descants and amber fluids. We have observed spirits rising from these conclaves that seem proportionate to the ingested volumes of these same liquids. We believe you call them 'beer'. Our initial study of this phenomenon is complete for now, but we feel there is cause for additional study. We want to understand the anthropological implications of this shared social lubricant. It's also clear that it's but one part of something much larger. We anticipate additional funding and plan to resume these studies in the spring. For now, how you say it...? 'Happy Holidays'.

Monday, November 18, 2019

4 Noses new releases

Not enough of this one left to get online
4 Noses Playtime Anytime NE IPA...$12.99 / 4pk
A hazy IPA made with Galaxy and Citra hops, bringing bright citrus and tropical flavors 

4 Noses Under the Palms Ad Hoc Series...$12.99
Tart ale brewed with passionfruit and guava, with a touch of Himalayan pink salt

4 Noses El Jefe Imperial Stout with Coffee and Cinnamon...$10.99/ 4pk

Solemn Oath Goldmund

Limit 2 cans of each per person


Solemn Oath Goldmund Imperial Stout...$5.99 / 12oz can
Imperial Stout brewed with Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Cinnamon Sticks, Cacao, Lactose, and Chillies.
9% ABV
Fresh and bold Madagascar vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, cacao, lactose, and chilli peppers drive this Imperial Stout to the adventure of the road. This beer is rooted in inspiration from this story of a young man wandering aimlessly after leaving monastery school in search of the meaning of his life. “So you find yourself surrounded by death and horror in the world, and you escape it into lust. But lust has no duration; it leaves you again in the desert.”

Solemn Oath Barrel-Aged Goldmund...$9.99 / 12oz can
Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels with Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Cinnamon Sticks, Cacao, Lactose, and Chillies.
Aged 10mos in Bourbon Barrels
10% ABV
With vanilla exuberance this Mexican Hot Chocolate-Style Imperial Stout sat patiently aging in bourbon barrels with Meco Chipotle peppers, cacao, lactose, and cinnamon sticks. This Goldmund took the path of world traveler instead of staying home and has come to share its wealth of experience with you.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Repeal of Prohibition Whiskey Tasting

Repeal of Prohibition Whiskey Tasting with MGP Beverage Brands and the St. Louis Bourbon Society: 

Thursday December 5th
Session 2 - (7:00 - 8:00 PM)
$25 / person

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The Wine and Cheese Place and the St. Louis Bourbon Society invite you to a Second Session of the Repeal of Prohibition Whiskey Tasting with Brad Duncan from MGP Beverage Brands. On the anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition back in 1933, we will celebrate those who lived through these difficult years by enjoying 6 unique whiskey expressions from MGP including:

  • Eight and Sand Bourbon
  • Rossville Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Rossville Barrel Proof Rye
  • George Remus Straight Bourbon
  • Remus Repeal II
  • Remus Repeal III  (highly anticipated, just released)

With only 15 seats available, this is a very limited second session, so make sure and get your ticket soon. See you there, Cheers!

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