Saturday, February 9, 2019

Brick River Cider Sweet Lou's

Brick River Cider Sweet Lou's...$9.49 / 4pk 16oz cans
Apple, Blueberry and Lavender hard Cider

Truly Floral Blue Gin

Made in Missouri
Truly Floral Blue Gin...$39.99
Locally crafted and distilled from the finest grains then blended with the finest natural essential extracts including violet, lavender, juniper, elderflower, geranium, orange blossom, jasmine, and honey.

Jack Daniels No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey.

Very limited!

(we are the lowest price in the country on Wine-Searcher)
Jack Daniels No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey...$97.99
Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold is crafted to the same uncompromising standards as Old No. 7, but then twice charcoal mellowed to be luxuriously smooth and extra matured in golden-hued maple barrels for a rich, warm finish. This refined expression of our original Tennessee Whiskey is only available in select markets around the world.


Hangar 1 Vodka Fog Point

Made with California Fog!

Hangar 1 Vodka Fog Point...$112.99
We’re driven to create fresh, new experimental vodkas from California ingredients. We’re also deeply committed to bringing environmentally responsible, sustainable practices to the spirits industry. Fog Point is the culmination of these two passions.

At Hangar 1, we take pride in making vodka with the very freshest local ingredients we can find.
Fog Point is a true expression of California, distilled. It’s also an articulation of our commitment to preserving the fragile ecology of our home state.
To create Fog Point, we installed our very own fog catchers to turn fog into fresh water. This water is then blended with vodka crafted solely from the distilled wine of California's Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier. This revolutionary experiment yields an extraordinarily crisp, pure, and gluten free sipping vodka with elegant hints of pear, citrus, and honeysuckle.

Champagne and French Fry tasting

Today - Saturday Feb 9

Champagne and French Fry tasting
at our Forsyth location

The Wine and Cheese Place 
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105

A couple of weeks back we highlighted an article featuring what could be the world's greatest food and wine pairing “Champagne and French Fries”.  If you don't believe us or Mike Pomranz of Food and Wine Magazine come taste for yourself. On Saturday February 9th from 11-2pm we will have a tasting featuring one of our favorite Champagne houses Louis Roederer and as many fries as we can possibly make.

Taste with French Fries....
  • NV Louis Roederer Brut Premier
  • 2012 Louis Roederer Brut
  • 2009 Roederer Estate L'ermitage
  • NV Roederer Estate Rose

Friday, February 8, 2019

Clos de los Siete Red

From Michel Rolland

2014 Clos de los Siete Red....$12.99
Compare to $14.97 at Total Wine and More in STL
Uco Valley Red from the famed Michel Rolland
Blend: 54% Malbec, 18% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah, 3 % Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc
A rich and dense red with lots of juicy fruit that delivers chocolate and spice. Full body, round and flavorful. This becomes more refined and focused each year.
Rated 93/100 James Suckling

Robert Mondavi Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Mondavi Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
Location, Location,Location!

This wine comes from Napa Valley's most hallowed ground, the Oakville AVA. Oakville is home to Napa's most esteemed Vineyards and Wineries, boasting the likes of Screaming Eagle, Opus One, Silver Oak, Plumpjack, Far Niente and of course the one that started it all Robert Mondavi. The Mondavi Oakville wines have always flown a bit under the radar and to our taste represents one of the best values in wine. These wines are primarily sourced from the famed To Kalon Vineyard, and deliver about 95% of the quality while selling only for a fraction of the price.

2015 Robert Mondavi Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon...$49.99
We are the lowest price in the country on Wine-Searcher by almost $8
Ripe blackcurrant compote, rhubarb, ivy, bark, herbs and vanilla. Full-bodied with very polished, refined tannins and some real complexity to the dark, mineral-laden fruit. Drink in 2021.
Rated 92/100 James Suckling

Robert Mondavi Oakville Fume Blanc

2014 Robert Mondavi Oakville Fume Blanc...$16.99
A blend of 79% Sauvignon Blanc and 21% Sémillon largely fermented in 60-gallon French oak barrels, this is a well-integrated and substantial offering of sublime texture, length and complexity. A jasmine aromas rides atop fresh, vibrant layers of Meyer lemon and nectarine, with a stony mineral element persistent on the finish.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Enthusiast
Rich and opulent, offering a mix of honeysuckle, candied ginger peel and lemon verbena flavors on a smooth and crisp body. Strikes a terrific balance and finishes with plenty of spice and zest.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Spectator

Old Forester / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon

  • In stock at all 4 locations

Old Forester / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon...$41.99
90 Proof
The Wine and Cheese Place single Barrel
Floor 3
Warehouse 1

Every fingerprint is unique. The same is true for every barrel of bourbon. Old Forester Single Barrel is bottle from one individual barrel, so there is no other bourbon exactly like it.
Old Forester Single Barrel is crafted using the time-honored methods established over 140 years ago. Each Old Forester Single Barrel selection is a unique expression of Old Forester, with a distinct flavor and aroma. Bottled at 90 proof, with a rich, robust bourbon profile, Single Barrel offers a truly one of a kind taste experience.

2nd Shift Entry Level Genius

2nd Shift Entry Level Genius...$7.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Blonde Ale

We all start from somewhere. There is that one beer that makes you realize the world of beer is bigger than you ever thought or maybe you're just looking for something to crush. Sometimes the most simple beers are the most genius.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Firestone Walker Rosalie Rose Beer

Firestone Walker Rosalie Rose Beer...$8.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
The Rose Lover’s Beer
It all started with a little brewery born on a California vineyard, so you could say it was meant to be: a beer rosé named Rosalie…
Rosalie taps into our brewery’s family winemaking roots, using local wine grapes to create a delicious one-of-a-kind beer rosé with bright fruit flavors and luscious acidity.  Rosalie is co-fermented with Chardonnay and other wine grape varieties harvested just miles from the brewery. We also incorporate a dash of hibiscus flower to achieve a brilliant color.
The result is Rosalie—a uniquely refreshing beer that offers all the best qualities of a classic rose wine.

Schlafly The Variant II

1 more case arrived today

Schlafly The Variant II....$29.99 / 750ml
Stout Aged in Brandy Barrels with Cherries

St. Louis Brewery White Russian Wheat Ale

St. Louis Brewery White Russian Wheat Ale....$12.99 / 4pk 11.2oz
Ale brewed with lactose and vanilla.
7.5% ABV

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Urban Chestnut Stammtisch Pilsner

One of our top ten best selling beers in the store!
Bottled February 1st!!

Urban Chestnut Stammtisch Pilsner...$6.99 / 4pk 16oz bottles

The #1 Pilnser in the World as rated by Paste Magazine! - click here to see the full list

1. Urban Chestnut Stammtisch
City: St. Louis, MO
ABV: 5.4%
The verdict: I’d say we’re surprised, but honestly, we’re not. Urban Chestnut, who we just wrote about as Missouri’s most underrated brewery, simply makes superlative German beer styles, and there’s no denying it. Whether it’s a hefeweizen or zwickelbier or pilsner, they are experts at handling the subtleties of German styles, especially those that are dependent upon malt complexity.

What this brewery manages to do on the regular is wring unique flavor out of ingredients that literally everyone uses. What are they doing to get this kind of perfectly balanced bready, grainy flavor profile out of simple pilsner malt? I have no idea, but there’s a degree of malt complexity in most of their German beer styles that makes those beers pop. In Stammtisch, that maltiness is balanced by wonderfully floral, perfumey, evocative hops that dominate the nose before slowly ceding to malt on the palate. It’s an extremely clean, crisp German pilsner that strikes the ideal balance between drinkability and character—a hoppy beer that would never overwhelm the palate of a hop-averse drinker, and provides a little bit of something for everyone. It’s just a delicious pilsner.

American Solera new releases!

American Solera Find the Path Farmhouse Ale...$8.99 
5.4% ABV

American Solera We Made a Beer with Brettanomyces...$11.99 / 750ml
6% ABV

American Solera L'Internationale....$11.99 / 750ml
Farmhouse ale aged in Oak Tanks
" international collaboration brewed around the world by Thiriez, Block 3, Wildflower, Strange, Deep Dark Wood, Pit Caribou, Cloudwater, Alerfarm, and J. Kemker. The recipe was determined by the Saison, Bière De Garde, & Farmhouse Ale Appreciation Society"
Hopped with Hallertau Blanc and Mouteuka, this pale farmhouse ale was feremented and aged in our oak tanks to build complexity and a touch of acidity.

American Solera Giant Apricot Sun...$11.99 / 375ml
Oak aged Farmhouse ale refermented with apricots.
6% ABV

American Solera This is Not a Scam...$10.99 / 375ml
Citra Dry hopped Sour Ale aged in oak tanks
6% ABV

American Solera Blackberry Year Two Blend...$11.99 / 375ml
American Solera Strawberry Year Two Blend...$11.99 / 375ml

Two year Old Spontaneous Ale aged in oak barrels with fruit added.

Hemptails Passionfruit Express

Hemptails Passionfruit Express...$8.49 / 4pk 16oz cans
Real hemp seeds and natural hemp
Tart passionfruit flavors gives a tropical twist to herbal hemp flavors

Introducing the first hemp-infused malt beverage.
8% ABV | No psychoactive ingredients

Champagne Time!!

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, we have your Champagne needs covered. Join us this Saturday from 11-2pm for our French Fry and Champagne Tasting.

We also have some amazing new releases of a couple of world-class Champagne's:

2008 Dom Perignon Champagne $179.98*
“It’s not too early to start setting aside the cash for this utterly magnificent, riveting Champagne.”-Antonio Galloni
The 2008 Dom Pérignon is fabulous, but quite remarkably, it was even more open when I tasted it a year ago. Bright, focused and crystalline in its precision, the 2008 is going to need a number of years before it is at its best. Lemon peel, white flowers, mint and white pepper give the 2008 its chiseled, bright profile. Several recent bottles have all been magnificent. What I admire most about the 2008 is the way it shows all the focus, translucence and energy that is such a signature of the year, and yet it is also remarkably deep and vertical. In other words, the 2008 is a Champagne that plays in three dimensions.
Rated 98+/100 Vinous
The best Dom since 2002. A vintage with very restrained, powerful style that has been released non-sequentially after the 2009. This has a lighter stamp of highly curated, autolytic, toasty aromas than many recent releases. Instead, this delivers super fresh and intense aromas of lemons, grapefruit and blood-orange peel. Incredible freshness here. The palate has a very smoothly delivered, berry-pastry thread with light, sweet spices, stone fruit and fine citrus fruit. This really delivers. Drink now or hold.
Rated 98+/100 James Suckling
The 2008 Dom Pérignon is the first time the estate has released a wine out of order (the 2009 was released before the 2008) but the estate loved the wine so much they felt it warranted additional aging. This is a rich, powerful wine that still shows incredible purity and elegance, with a stacked, concentrated feel on the palate. It’s rare to find such a mix of ripe, pure, concentrated fruit paired with this level of purity, focus, and precision. This is a legendary Dom that surpasses all the great vintages of Dom I have experience with, including the 1990, 1996, and 2002.
Rated 98/100 Jeb Dunnuck
The finest release of this iconic cuvée since the 1996 vintage, the 2008 Dom Pérignon wafts from the glass with an incipiently complex bouquet of Meyer lemon, green apple, dried white flowers and oyster shell, with only subtle hints of the smoky, autolytic aromas that have been such a prominent signature of recent releases. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and complete, its notable flesh and amplitude controlled by incisive acids, with a youthfully exuberant but elegant mousse and a long, beautifully delineated finish. Considering the sheer size of this cuvée, it's a remarkable achievement and a fitting release with which to conclude Richard Geoffroy's tenure as chef de cave. Given the 2008's intensity and balance, I suspect purists will be anticipating later disgorgements with lower dosage and more time on the lees with particular enthusiasm. Tasted three times, with consistent results.
Rated 96+/100 The Wine Advocate
There's power to this graceful Champagne, with the vivid acidity swathed in a fine, creamy mousse and flavors of toasted brioche, kumquat, pastry cream, candied ginger and poached plum that dance across the palate. An underpinning of smoky mineral gains momentum on the lasting finish. Drink now through 2033.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Spectator
Rated #5 Wine of the Year in 2018

2008 Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill...$279.99
One of the great Champagnes both for its richness and its longevity, this latest incarnation is superb. The wine's richness is linked to the ripe fruit and the dominance of Pinot Noir in the blend. It also shines in the perfect balance between the texture, the minerality and the integration of the fruit. It can be enjoyed now, but it will be better from 2020 and then for many years to come.
Rated 100/100 The Wine Enthusiast
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate

Monday, February 4, 2019

Smith and Cross Rum Traditional Jamaica Rum

Smith and Cross Rum Traditional Jamaica Rum...$26.99
This rum represents the distinctively flavorful and aromatic style that made Jamaica rum famous in the late 19th and early 20th century. Containing only Wedderburn and Plummer pot still distillates, famous for their notes of exotic fruits and spice, it delivers a tour de force of flavour and complexity that historically made Jamaica rum a cornerstone of many classic drinks.

The mark of Smith & Cross traces its lineage to 1788 as one of England’s oldest producers of sugar and spirits. Over time, the firm and its partners became prominent handlers of Jamaica Rum, with extensive underground cellars along the river Thames.

2016 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve

Just arrived!!! 2016 vintage

2016 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve....$54.99 / 500ml
2016 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve....$79.99 / 750ml

2016 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve....$169.99 / 1.5 liter

A wine that’s going to rival or surpass the 2015, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée shows the quality of this awesome vintage with its deep, powerful, concentrated style. While Laurence says her 2015s remind her of her 2010s, I find a certain 2010-like purity in this wine as well as killer notes of black raspberries, blueberries, garrigue, and pepper. Possessing both power and finesse, full body, sweet tannins, and a great finish, don’t miss this beauty.
Rated 95-97/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Still in foudres, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee is even more impressive than it was last year. It's still firmly tannic, but the fruit seems to be growing in stature, adding volume and richness sufficient to round out the tannins. This full-bodied, concentrated wine offers hints of mocha and raspberries, but it seems a bit more monolithic than the 2015 at the moment.
Rated 93-95/100 The Wine Advocate
Limpid straw-yellow. Penetrating aromas of fresh citrus and orchard fruits are complemented by hints of chalky minerals and iodine. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering mineral-driven Meyer lemon, Anjou pear and chamomile flavors that show excellent clarity and vibrant lift. The mineral and pear notes carry strongly though an incisive finish that hangs on with impressive focus and tenacity.
Rated 94/100 Vinous Media
With its distinctive, earthy, animalistic, herb de Provence, pepper and red berry nose, the wine is full bodied, fresh, intense, concentrated, deep and long. The fruit shows its character with little effort required. The peppery, spicy, garrigue notes that accompany all the dark red berries is really singing. This is one of the top vintages for Pegau and that is really saying something. Time in the cellar will help add depth, complexity and softness to this wine, allowing it to flesh and expand. The wine is a blend of 80% Grenache and various other AOC allowed grape varieties.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Cellar Insider

Chateau Haut Maurin White Bordeaux

* sustainable, but not certified

Great price!
Regular price $13.99
2016 Chateau Haut Maurin White Bordeaux...$9.99
An aromatic Bordeaux Blanc offering floral, apricot and citrus aromas. The round, refreshing and well balanced palate shows remarkable depth, ending with a long, clean finish.
Serve With: Enjoy as an aperitif or with your favorite fish and shellfish dishes (especially white, flaky fish with lemon butter sauce and capers).

Chateau Haut Maurin was purchased by the Sanfourche family in 1917, and is currently managed by Jean-Louis Sanfourche, fourth generation winegrower at the estate. Situated on the right bank of the Garonne, just 3 miles northeast of Cadillac, the estate is comprised of nearly 78 acres of vines in and around the village of Donzac.

Commanderie of Bargemone Rosé

Half price Rose!
This 2016 is half price!  Our distributor wanted to move it and we scooped it up after tasting it.  As you can see from the reviews, it had high acidity on release which gave it the ability to age.  Still delicious!
Great value!

* Sustainably grown
2016 Commanderie of Bargemone Rosé...$9.99
Was $19.99
A year in, year out stellar bottle of Rosé, the 2016 Coteaux d’Aix en Provence is another winner. White grapefruit, tangerine and citrus all emerge from this juicy, refreshing, deliciously crisp Rosé that has vibrant acidity. This release has racy acidity, yet the fat of the 2016 vintage and a terrific layer of fruit.
Rated 90/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Light bright orange. Mineral-accented citrus fruit and red berry scents show very good clarity and pick up a suave floral note with aeration. Chewy and tightly wound, offering juicy cherry and red currant flavors that slowly put on weight as the wine stretches out. Shows good tension and cut on the finish, which lingers with strong, minerally persistence.
Rated 90/100 Vinous Media
The origins of this estate go back to the 13th century when it was the property of the Knights Templar. The large 400-acre vineyard has produced this fine rich wine, full of ripe red fruits and with a bright herbal edge. It is bone dry, crisp and ready to drink.
Rated 91/100 Wine Enthusiast