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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Antica Chardonnay Napa Valley Atlas Peak




2015 Antica Chardonnay Napa Valley Atlas Peak...$19.99
Suggest retail $35
Oyster shell and cooked apple with hints of lemon follow through to a full body, tangy fruit and a flavorful finish. Minerally. Fascinating. Drink or hold.
Rated 94/100 James Suckling
"Lemon gold in color, giving way to mouthwatering citrus aromas tinged with baking spice notes. Creamy and decadent, with ripe melon, apricots, lemon curd, Marcona almond notes and juicy acidity. A long mineral finish demands Antinori's favorite pairing of spaghetti with clams." - Food and Wine Magazine
"That cold air allows Antica's Chardonnay to ripen slowly while retaining bright acids.  Antica Is One of Napa's Hidden Treasures" - Food and Wine Magazine

Pol Roger Blanc de Blanc Champagne



2009 Pol Roger Blanc de Blanc Champagne....$127.99
With fruit from the Côte des Blancs, this is a classic, textured, mineral-driven Chardonnay Champagne. Its bottle age gives a toasty edge to the crisp, lively grapefruit and bitter orange flavors. Well balanced, this impressive wine is still likely to improve with aging. Drink now, but, better, wait until 2020.
Rated 95/100 Wine Enthusiast
Let it breathe a few minutes in the glass and Pol Roger's 2009 Brut Blanc de Blancs becomes truly exciting! Sourced in Oiry, Chouilly, Cramant, Avize and Oger (all grands crus from the Côte des Blancs), the wine opens with an intensely chalky, fresh and concentrated bouquet of white and yellow-fleshed fruits along with floral and spicy seed flavors as well as notes of wet, crushed limestone. Very deep but always pure and fresh. And so chalky! Full-bodied yet straight and fresh, with vibrating minerality and great finesse, this is a super elegant, tightly woven and persistent but weightless Côte des Blancs with a long, fresh and salty finish. This Cuvée was aged for seven years on the lees before being disgorged on May 30th, 2017. Tasted June 2018.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate


Ballwin Tasting Bar


Head over to our Ballwin location - 

Purchase whiskey by the glass during store hours
9am-7pm Mon-Saturday!






Crane Brewing Orange Gose




Crane Brewing Orange Gose.....$5.99 / 375ml
The local lake or lying just lying on the beach for an extended period of time, you are going to need an extremely refreshing beverage. This orange gose will do the trick. Enjoy the salty zing wherever the wind takes you.

Penfolds RWT Barossa Shiraz




2015 Penfolds RWT Barossa Shiraz...$137.99
Spicy and earthy edge to the nose, graphite-like savory aromas ahead of ripe dark plum and very tarry, coal dusty notes, some dried pot pourri too. There's a deep-set palate, very smooth tannins roll out in commanding fashion, almost never-ending finish. This is a long term wine. Try from 2025 and for two decades after that.
Rated 97/100 James Suckling
Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 RWT Shiraz leaps from the glass with expressive blackberries, black raspberries and wild blueberry notes plus underlying Indian spices, Sichuan pepper, forest floor and fertile loam notes with a waft of charcuterie. Full-bodied, rich and seductive in the mouth, it coats the palate with vibrant black berry and spicy layers, framed by firm, rounded tannins and finishing on a lingering earthy note. One for the long haul!
Rated 95+/100 The Wine Advocate

Malfy Gin - new flavors







Malfy Sicilian Blood Orange Gin...$24.99
Malfy Rosa Sicilian Pink Grapefruit...$24.99

G.Q.D.I.
G.Q.D.I. stands for 'Gin di QUALITÀ DISTILLATO in Italia'. It is a stamp and guarantee of quality and origin.
MALFY is distilled in our stainless steel vacuum still so the fresh aromas of italian juniper and citrus are retained.

Hardy Le Coq D'Or Pineau des Charentes ROSE



Hardy Le Coq D'Or Pineau des Charentes ROSE...$21.99
Coq d’Or are pineaux in the true Hardy style, fine and subtle in aroma and offering perfect balance between freshness and roundness.
Hardy Coq d'Or rosé offers a magnificent ruby colour and a bouquet of summer fruits ranging from cherry to cassis. It is both rich and gentle on the palate, and intensely fruity. The finish is faithful to the Hardy signature: light and refreshing.

Caperitif The Grande Quinquina



Caperitif The Grande Quinquina...$28.99
Swartland, South Africa
By the early 21st century, Caperitif had become a ghost ingredient in classic cocktail recipes. What was this mysterious ‘Cape Aperitif’ that was referenced in that classic cocktail bible from the late 1800’s, the Savoy Cocktail Book?

This question asked by an adventurous Danish mixologist lead to a meeting with a maverick South African winemaker and the rebirth of South Africa’s once-famous vermouth. Caperitif is handcrafted by infusing Chenin Blanc with the flavours and aromas of some 35 natural botanicals, many of which are unique to the insane biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom.

Caperitif is made from wine fortified by spirits, gently sweetened with the sugars of the grape, bittered by cinchona bark and flavoured with a selection of some 35 natural botanicals, including Fynbos, Kalmoes and Naartjie.

Caperitif, a forgotten aperitif from South Africa, is back after 100 years

Joseph Carr at a great price!


Joseph Carr Napa Valley Merlot...$14.99
Compare to $27.99 at Total Wine and More in STL
The wine features aromas of black cherry, chocolate, mint, root beer, vanilla, cedar, and roast beef. On the palate, a soft attack of roast meat, cherry, chocolate pudding, and sage is highlighted by a medium body and food-friendly acidity, leading to a textured finish.

Girard Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley



2017 Girard Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley...$13.99
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Compare to $19.99 at Wine.com

Tasting Notes : The nose is vibrant with citrus zest aromas, melon and tropical fruits. On the palate, zingy acidity is balanced by tangerine, kiwi and lime flavors with a hint of honeydew melon. A refreshing balance of acidity and fruit linger on the crisp clean finish.

Josh Cellars Legacy Red Blend



2017 Josh Cellars Legacy Red Blend...$12.99
Next lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $14.99
A rich, velvety red blend bursting with flavors of ripe plum, black cherry and toasted cedar with scents of dark fruit and pepper. This is a delicious, well-balanced blend made to exacting standards. “We call our red blend ‘Legacy’ in honor of the values and high standards that my dad, Josh, instilled in me.”   – Joseph Carr,  Founder, Josh Cellars
Premium wine growing regions throughout the state including the Central Coast, Lodi and Sonoma and Napa counties.
We love pairing this wine with BBQ ribs, leg of lamb, and grilled skirt steak.

Charles Smith Velvet Devil Merlot


2015 Charles Smith Velvet Devil Merlot...$10.99
A savoury, robust, smooth, easy-drinking red wine from Washington State made from Merlot grapes. Aromas of fleshy ripe plums and some toasty oak. Pair with grilled chicken.
Rated 90/100 Natalie Maclean
The aromas in this wine are bright, with notes of herb, tire rubber and red currant, with the oak influence dialed back. The fruit flavors are lighter styled, direct and pure, going down easy with blue-fruit flavors on the finish. It's a pleasant easy drinker.
Rated 88/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Roederer Estate L'Eermitage Brut





2012 Roederer Estate L'Eermitage Brut....$45.99

Extravagant, yet balanced and refined, with lush, crisp brioche, fresh ginger and spice, roasted hazelnut and Asian pear flavors that fan out on the lengthy finish. Drink now through 2020. 4,217 cases made.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

Ruta 22 Malbec Mendoza - value priced!


2017 Ruta 22 Malbec Mendoza...$7.99
Compare to $9.99 at Total Wine and More in STL
We are the lowest price in the country on Wine-Searcher
Want to drink real Argentina malbec? This is it with dark berry, ripe plum and light tannins. Juicy and fruity. Light and focused. Yummy. Drink now.
Rated 90/100 James Suckling

Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast Reserve

Amazing price!!




2015 Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast Reserve....$12.99
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Aromas of currants and blackberry with hints of flowers and spice. Full body, tight and focused with ripe fruit, chocolate and hints of nuts. Drink in 2020.
Rated 92/100 James Suckling

Cusumano Nero d'Avola - Best Buy!



2017 Cusumano Nero d'Avola...$10.99
There’s some bitter chocolate, along with lots of black fruit and a hint of sweetness to balance. The generous, supple tannins make this so easy to enjoy. Long, ripe but harmonious finish. Drink or hold.
Rated 91/100 James Suckling

2017 The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc






2017 The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc...$7.99
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Smooth and succulent, with a savory mineral edge to the fleshy melon, cucumber and peach flavors, this is stylish and juicy. Drink now. 127,000 cases made.
Rated 89/100 The Wine Spectator

Friday, February 1, 2019

Our Forsyth Location is open normal hours on Saturday.

Forsyth customers - road closed on Saturday
Very important
Our Forsyth Location is open normal hours on Saturday.
This Saturday (February 2nd) Forsyth Blvd will be closed from Hanley to Jackson.
To get to our Forsyth location - coming from the West - just take the Forest Park Parkway, it dumps you right to the entrance of our parking lot. 
You can still come from the east via Big Bend to Forsyth.  Big Bend to our store on Forsyth will be open, no issues.  Please plan accordingly to avoid frustration on Saturday

Thank you!


Hanley Pedestrian Bridge Construction for Centene

Publish Date:01/28/2019 10:05 AM
    Starting on Friday, February 1st at 7:00 pm through Monday, February 4th at 5:00 am, Hanley Road from Bonhomme to Forsyth and Forsyth from Jackson to Hanley will be closed to begin construction for the Centene pedestrian bridge. For more details, visit Centene Hanley Pedestrian Bridge

    Beer Tasting tonight!


    Beer Tasting tonight at Forsyth!

    Including...
    Evil Twin Grand Cru Cuvee
    Urban Chestnut Escape
    Great Divide Chocolate Cherry Yeti
    Lagunitas Sparkling Rose
    Maplewood Brownie Pants


    Plus we have 1 bottle of 
    Side Project Provence Cup of Love 
    Tasting only, none for sale
    Will be open at 4pm, taste until it is gone!

    Mother's Materfamilias Barrel Aged Imperial Stout


    A surprise case came in today at Forsyth
    Come and get it!
    Mother's Materfamilias Barrel Aged Imperial Stout...$14.99 / 4pk
    With Materfamilias, Mother’s devotion to depth and complexity borders on obsession. Flavors of roasted malt and chocolate mingle with aromas imparted from eleven months in bourbon, rye, brandy, and rum barrels. Topping out at 11% ABV, this voluptuous sipper rewards contemplation.
    PROFILE: rich dark chocolate, barrel tannin and spirit alcohol, sugar cane and nougat

    High West Bourye 2018

    High West Bourye 2018....$69.99
    Blend: A blend of straight bourbon and rye whiskeys aged a minimum
    of 10 years
    Proof & ABV

    ABV: 46%
    92 Proof

    2018 Batch
    All sourced from: MGP, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
    14yo - 95% rye, 5% barley malt
    13yo - 95% rye, 5% barley malt
    12yo - 75% corn, 21% rye, 4% barley malt
    11yo - 75% corn, 21% rye, 4% barley malt
    11yo - 60% corn, 36% rye, 4% barley malt

    Stumpy's From Columbia Illinois

    Tasting with Stumpy's

    February 8, 4pm-6pm
    The Wine and Cheese Place
    7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO

    Stumpy's From Columbia Illinois
    taste:
    • Unbroken Peach Vodka
    • Eighth Gin
    • Old Monroe Bourbon
    • Old Monroe Pecan Pie Bourbon

    Compass Box Malt Whisky Collection -- 50ml collection





    Compass Box Malt Whisky Collection...$18.99 / 3pk of 50ml bottles
    Peat Monster:  You will find a spectrum of seaside and medicinal peatiness, along with kipper-like smokiness, all surrounding a core of fruity malt whisky character. THE PEAT MONSTER is a whisky for those who love intensity, flavour and freshness, balance and drinkability. A whisky for those who appreciate the blending of seemingly dissonant elements to create something sublime.

    The Spice Tree:  Et voila, THE SPICE TREE was resurrected – matured using a custom-made cask with French oak for the heads and American oak for the bodies. SPICE TREE is a rich, intense malt whisky redolent of baking spices and layered with toasty oak accents that complement the underlying distillery character.

    The Spaniard:  In this, our first release, 48% of the whiskies have been aged in ex-Sherry casks and 25% in ex-Spanish red wine casks. You will find a whisky that is full, soft and sumptuous on the palate with flavours of citrus peel and pears poached in red wine and spices. It’s a whisky ideal for late evening sipping or stirring into a cocktail.

    Compass Box Juveniles Scotch Whisky


    Compass Box Juveniles Scotch Whisky...$129.99
    Bottled at 46% ABV. 
    Not chill-filtered. 
    Natural colour. 
    Lead Blender -John Glaser
    For this Limited Edition,Tim asked us to create something “...bright, smooth, not smoky...an assemblage perhaps between 12 and 15 years-old...”. We’ve tried to give him all that an much more. This assemblage (we love Tim’s use of this wine word to describe whisky blending) comprises single malt whiskies from four distilleries, each bringing a distinctiveness to the whole. 
    You’ll find notes of barley sugar, pear drop and vanilla, complemented by an ethereal underlying herbal character. It’s a whisky to be enjoyed with great food and even better company.



    For over 30 years, Juveniles Bistrot à Vins in the 1st arrondissement of Paris has been a crossroads for winemakers, spirits producers, writers and various sorts of affable hedonists from all over the world.

    Compass Box & Juveniles share a similar approach to good food and drink, seeking out integrity and not taking things too seriously. Both our businesses are obsessed with quality and provenance. Both like to do things in their own way.

    These common traits have made Compass Box and Juveniles good friends since the very first meeting between Tim and John years ago. We have collaborated with Tim on Juveniles whiskies several times.