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

More about this Event
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!

Order tickets now!

Bank Note Peated Reserve Blended Scotch

New Peated version

Bank Note Peated Reserve Blended Scotch..$21.99
A blended Scotch Whisky distilled from grain and malted barley which has a traditionally smokey nose with big notes of fruit and peat. The palate retains the big fruity flavours of the nose with a smokey spicy finish.

Angelo Negro Vino Bianco

Angelo Negro Vino Bianco...$16.99
Grape Variety: Arneis 
Area of production: Roero 
Maturation and aging: stainless steel for lest 4 months “sur lies” with battonage. Unfiltered and unclear, this wine comes bottled with a low addition of sulfur , Preservation and endurance: in horizontal bottle position, 4-5 yeas 
SENSORY PROFILE: Straw yellow with green reflections attenuated by light veiling due to the yeasts presence. Pleasant hint of peach and litchi that leave a fresh citrus fruit scent of grapefruit. A pleasant sour note reminiscent of yellow apple in the mouth.

Kona Brewing Hibiscus Brut IPA

Kona Brewing Hibiscus Brut IPA
Hibiscus Brut IPA is a bubbly and bright beer, with tropical flavors and colors of real Hibiscus. Find your Aloha with this limited edition release.
Nelson Sauvin Hallertau Blanc

Real Tropical Hibiscus

Urban Chestnut Winter Imperial Box

Urban Chestnut Winter Imperial Box -- 8 pack
Includes 4 bottles each
  • Erlkonig Dry Hopped Imperial Wheat
  • Thrales Russian Imperial Stout

Make way for the Kings...Urban Chestnut's Winter Imperial Box featuring Thrale's, Russian Imperial Stout, and Erlkönig, Dry-Hopped Imperial Wheat...variety pack is sure to reign supreme at your holiday gatherings!

Thrales (Russian Imperial Stout)
ABV: 9%
IBUs: 50
Malt: Pale Ale, Caramel, Munich, Chocolate, Black Malt, Roasted Barley
Hops: Endeavor, Fuggles

Erlkönig (Dry-Hopped Imperial Wheat)
ABV: 8%
IBUs: 20
Malt: Pilsner, Munich, Wheat
Hops: Cascade, Hersbrucker

Solemn Oath Goldmund

Watch for online release Monday morning

Solemn Oath Goldmund Imperial Stout
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
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.

4 Noses new releases

Will get them online Monday morning

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

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Goose Island BCS 2019 Release

Here is what The Wine and Cheese Place is expecting for the 2019 Goose Island BCS release!!

Part will be released via BRC based heavily on Goose Island purchases and we will also have a Goose Island Release Party early Friday November 29th at our Forsyth location.  

Watch for more details next week.

Bourbon County Stout
This year’s Bourbon County Stout, aged in a mix of Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace, and Wild Turkey barrels, yields a rich, complex mouthfeel. Flavors of cocoa, fudge, vanilla, caramel, almond, plus leather and tobacco, permeate this beer and deepen with each sip. We’ve bottled Bourbon County Stout for 15 years and this year’s vintage is one that you will want to hold on to for years to come.

Bourbon County Wheatwine
The 2018 Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers (FoBAB) award-winning variant is back for its second year, this year aged 100% in Larceny wheated bourbon casks from our partners at Heaven Hill. The result is a softer flavor profile, full of caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, and toffee flavors, all while carrying the nuances of Larceny bourbon barrels.

Reserve Rye Bourbon County Stout
Our Reserve Bourbon County Stout releases showcase how a premium single source bourbon barrel can influence the nuances and flavors of our original BCS.The 2019 Reserve Rye is aged in 100% Rittenhouse Rye barrels - lovingly referred to as "the bartender's favorite" rye. Rittenhouse's Barrels had a unique effect on the original imperial stout, imparting flavors of fruit and spice. Reserve Rye accentuates all that makes Rittenhouse and Bourbon County unique.

Bourbon County Café de Olla Stout
Created in partnership with our next door neighbors, Intelligentsia Coffee, Café de Olla is inspired by the traditional Mexican beverage of the same name. We added coffee beans and cold brew coffee to Original Bourbon County Stout and then enhanced this beer further through additions of cassia bark, orange peel, and panela sugar. The resulting beer is layered in complexity. Coffee and orange permeate the nose and are followed by notes of cinnamon, chocolate, and a pleasant sweetness.

Bourbon County Mon Chéri Stout
“Mon Chéri,” or “my darling” in French, is a love letter from our brewer Quinn to his wife, an avid lover of all things cherry. Mon Chéri is made with Balaton and Montmorency cherries, oats, and a dash of brown sugar. The interplay of these ingredients creates aromas of amaretto and almond. With each sip you’ll instantly be reminded of cherry cobbler. Mon Chéri has a silky, velvety finish thanks to the addition of oats to the beer.

Bourbon County Stout Vertical Collection
This year, we are proud to offer the Bourbon County Stout Vertical Collection.This is an opportunity for beer lovers to experience multiple years of our beloved Bourbon County Stout in a side-by-side tasting of 2017, 2018, and 2019 vintages of Bourbon County. Drinkers can explore every nuance in flavor between each vintage year and enhance their understanding of how Bourbon County develops in the bottle over time.

2nd Shift Cat Spit Stout cans

2nd Shift Cat Spit Stout cans...$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Cat Spit Stout
Oatmeal Milk Stout
Coffeey, roasty, blah blah blah, it's a stout, just drink it, it's really good.

2nd Shift Black Noise Imperial Stout

2nd Shift Black Noise Imperial Stout...$11.99 / 4pk cans
9.4% ABV
Getting back to our roots, our newest imperial stout Black Noise features no adjuncts, just pure stout goodness. Dark, rich, and roasty.

Miller High Life Limited Edition Bottle

Miller High Life Limited Edition Bottle...$2.99 / 750ml

The Champagne of Beers 

back in stock at Forsyth only

Dos Maderas Rum

Dos Maderas 5 + 3 Double Aged Rum...$24.99
Compare to $25.99 at Total Wine and More
  • Aged 5 Years in the Caribbean - Oak Casks
  • Aged 3 years in Jerez, Spain - Old Sherry Casks
Double Ageing
Definition: aged rum with a two-stage maturing process.
Alcoholic content: 37,5% ABV.
Production: first resting for five years in the Caribbean, inside American oak casks. Later shipped to the facilities of the Williams & Humbert winery in Jerez (Andalucia - Spain) where it undergoes the final stage of ageing, which lasts for three years, in casks which have previously been used to age the international award-winning sherry "Dos Cortados" with a guaranteed age of 20 years as: certified by the Denomination of Origin Jerez-Xérès-Sherry.

Awards won by Dos Maderas 5+3:
Bronze medal at the International Rum Festival (San Francisco) 2008.
Silver medal at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2008.

Dos Maderas 5 + 5 Double Aged Rum...$38.99
Compare to $37.99 at Total Wine and More
  • Aged 5 Years in the Caribbean - Oak Casks
  • Aged 5 years in Jerez, Spain - Palo Cortado and PX Sherry Casks
Double Ageing
Definition: aged rum with a three stage maturing process.
Alcoholic content: 40% AVB.
Production: first resting for five years in the Caribbean, then for three more at the Williams & Humbert facilities in casks which have aged "Dos Cortados” (Palo Cortado), Dos Maderas 5+3 rum once finished then undergoes a third stage of ageing in butts which have previously aged "Don Guido" sherry (Pedro Ximénez) for 20 years, thus giving origin to the extraordinary Dos Maderas PX rum. Both "Don Guido“ and "Dos Cortados" have been aged for 20 years as certified by the oldest Denomination of Origin in Spain: that of Jerez-Xérès-Sherry.
Gold medal at the "Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition" (Miami) 2009.

Bruichladdich Black Art 1994 Edition 07.1

Bruichladdich Black Art 1994 Edition 07.1...$399.99
  • 25 Years Old
  • 12,000 bottles made
  • 48.4% ABV
Single malt whisky has the unique ability to capture and preserve a snapshot in time. This edition of our Black Art, 07.1, is symbolic of a moment in time that should not be forgotten. Signifying the end of an era, 1994 was the year Bruichladdich was closed for what could have been the last time.

Darna Liqueurs

Come to Forsyth today Nov 16 now until 2pm to taste them!

Darna Chocolate Custard Liqueur...$15.99
Chocolate Custard Liqueur is an original and unique product in Croatia with a tradition that dates back to 1925. Dense liqueur with aromatic aroma, distinctive taste and unmatched aroma. It is prepared from whole foods - fresh yolks, milk, sugar and cocoa.  It can be consumed in combination with some carbonated soft drinks. We recommend trying it with Coca - Cola, and it is also great for black coffee. Chocolate Cocktail is also used in confectionery for toppings and creams and pastries, and is also an ingredient in imaginative cocktails. He has been awarded several times at the GAST fair in Split and at the International Wine Fair in Ljubljana, and has been awarded the "Croatian Quality" mark, which confirms his quality, which has been given particular attention.

Darna Amaro....$16.99
Amaro "Darna" is a herbal liqueur of moderate sweetness with a note of bitterness. It is distinguished by the refined scent of orange and the discreet taste of almonds.
We recommend it in the moments of your relaxation as an aperitif or digestive liqueur. Consumed well chilled, with ice and lemon, with cranberry juice or in addition to cocktails. Contains 28% alcohol.

Darna Orahovac Walnut Liqueur...$16.99
Traditional Walnut liqueur that has been enjoyed for centuries.

Teerenpeli tasting!

Our old friend Kevin Burdge (former manager of our Ballwin location) will be at Forsyth today tasting out some whisky and gin! Come see him!

Come taste them this Today from 1-4pm at our Forsyth location.  Open House 

From Finland
These are SINGLE BARRELS, one of kind, never to be made again.

Teerenpeli Single Malt Whisky 10 Year Old...$99.99
Single Barrel
Only 117 bottles made for the world
Single Sherry Barrel produced:  Made with pure Finnish barley malt and fresh groundwater from the Salpausselkä ridge. Ex-sherry cask directly from Spanish sherry producers.

Teerenpeli Single Malt Whisky 12 Year Old...$109.99
Single Barrel
Only 63 bottles made for the world
Family owned Teerenpeli Distillery was established in 2002. Before that Teerenpeli had experience in post maturating products in smaller casks imported from Scotland. Today the distillery is the biggest distillery in Finland, producing over 100,000 litres of new spirit per year. Traditional pot still distilling equipment, purchased from Scotland, is used.

Teerenpeli Kaski Single Malt Whisky...$89.99
100% Sherry cask
Traditionally in agriculture before farming the first thing was to slash and burn the ground to produce KASKI (swidden). This also gives the name to the whisky, KASKI the first phase of cultivation – a new beginning.
KASKI has matured only in selected sherry casks, so it has a color of roasted brown sugar. The scent has notes of fruitiness and a light peat. The taste is smooth, grain-like and rich. Teerenpeli Distillery’s typical spicy aftertaste combines raisin-like fruit cake. KASKI whisky is ideal avec drink.

Teerenpeli Pyygin Gin...$47.99

PyyGin is well balanced craft distilled gin with lovely citrus taste in the finish.   Teerenpeli distillery uses ten different botanicals in PyyGin. The unique taste combination of juniper berries and aroma hops with local birch leaves and lingonberry go together perfectly.   The distillation in real pot still unites the flavors for this superb gin. The name PyyGin is derived from the Teerenpeli owner last name Pyysing. 

Order some online

Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek

No longer online
About 4 bottles left at Forsyth, New Ballas, and Ballwin - no more reservations at this point, come and get it.

Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek....$13.99 / 375ml
Bottled October 10th, 2018
Best before October 26, 2038

It is amusing that it has a best before date of 20 years and 16 days?
Why the 16 days?

Friday, November 15, 2019

Raen Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Royal St. Robert

2017 Raen Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Royal St. Robert...$59.99
The 2017 Pinot Noir Royal St. Robert is absolutely gorgeous. A wild array of floral and savory notes make a strong opening statement. Expressive and multi-faceted, the Royal St. Robert is positively dazzling from the very first taste. The interplay of fruit, whole cluster savoriness and structure results in a captivating Pinot that has more than enough pedigree to reward a number of years of cellaring. This is a brilliant showing. Wow!
Rated 94/100 Vinous Media

Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge

2017 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge...$69.98
A dark and winey style, offering a mix of plum, black currant and black cherry notes, infused with black tea, fruitcake and anise accents. Solidly built, vibrant and energetic from start to finish, this carries copious fruit easily through the lengthy finish. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Counoise. Best from 2020 through 2040. 3,500 cases imported. — JM
Rated 95/100 Wine Spectator
The 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape is another sunny, beautifully Provençal effort that has a huge nose of garrigue, raw steak, leather, truffle, and peppery spice. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and balanced, it’s not a massive Beaucastel yet it has a classic, Provençal, incredibly satisfying style that will benefit from 4-6 years of bottle age and keep for two decades.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck
At Beaucastel the Grenache and Cinsault are fermented in cement while the Syrah and Mourvèdre are fermented in foudre. The result features finely pixellated fruits of the forest on the nose, with a full-bodied but mightily fresh and lively palate. The Mourvèdre element is strong this year, bringing vibrancy and power. It's firmly savoury, very dry and dramatic. A very tannic year has produced a seriously structured Beaucastel for the long term.
Drinking Window 2022 - 2030
Rated 95/100 Decanter Magazine
The full-bodied, dense 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape seems a bit closed at the moment, but Asian five spice powder still brings plenty of complexity and nuance to the rich, dark fruit aromas and flavors. Multidimensional, layered and long, this is another terrific vintage for Beaucastel's main cuvée, perhaps falling just slightly behind the 2016 and 2018.
Rated 93-95/100 The Wine Advocate

Perennial Abraxas

Perennial Abraxas Stout...$19.99 / 750ml
Officially no limit, but we reserve the right to limit based on demand
Confirmations could take some time.
You have 7 days to pick up you order or it will go back out for sale

An American Imperial Stout brewed to accentuate the sweet chocolate character and aged on Kakao cacao nibs, vanilla beans, freshly ground cinnamon sticks and ancho chile peppers.

Forsyth - in stock now
Rock Hill - will get reservations sent over later today
New Ballas -- tomorrow at 9am.
Chesterfield -- tomorrow at 9am.

Founders CBS

more in stock

Founders CBS...$20.99 / 4pk 12oz bottles

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.

Firestone Walker XXIII Anniversary Ale

Firestone Walker XXIII Anniversary Ale...$11.99 / 12oz

More in stock -- no limit now!

North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve 2017

North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve 2017...$19.99
Bourbon Barrel Aged
Old Stock Cellar Reserve 2017 is a small batch, limited release that has been aged in bourbon barrels. The aging process gives this world-class beer added layers of complexity and flavor. Bottled in a 500 ml bottle with a crown and capsule finish, it is a memorable drink that should be enjoyed as a unique offering.
ABV: 13.6%

Surly Brewing Coffee Bender

Back in stock

Surly Brewing Coffee Bender...$8.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Guatemalan coffee, roasted locally, added to Bender, our oatmeal brown ale. Coldpress coffee aromas, intense coffee flavors balanced by the oats in the malt bill, resulting in a cappuccino-like creaminess.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Paltrinieri Radice Lambrusco -- 95 points

2018 Paltrinieri Radice Lambrusco...$19.99
$24 suggested retail
One of the best Lambruscos out there, this delicious, vibrant wine opens with enticing scents of wild red berry, yellow stone fruit, citrus blossom and a yeasty, comforting whiff of pastry dough. Made by carrying out the secondary fermentation in the bottle, the dry, delicious palate delivers pink grapefruit, crushed strawberry and tangerine alongside crisp acidity and a saline note.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast

All native yeasts. "Metodo Ancestrale“
Radice.. “Rifermentation in bottle is the oldest bottling method in the Emilia Romagna region and its name is “ancestral method”.