Saturday, February 23, 2019

From the Wagner Family that brings you Caymus and Mer Soleil

From the Wagner Family that brings you Caymus and Mer Soleil
Sea Sun Chardonnay...$16.99
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A pale straw color with sunshiny highlights, Sea Sun has a subtle nose, with scents of lightly grilled mango, soft butterscotch, juicy red apple, and newly ripened pineapple and apricot. Hints of a springtime meadow, fresh sea air and a trace of smokiness add intriguing layers. Entry on the palate is round and creamy, with flavors of lemon curd and brown spice on the mid-palate. This wine’s fruit flavors, oak, and acidity are seamlessly integrated, with no one element standing out. The finish has a grippy, toasty quality, with notes of cinnamon and lemon squares. A final kick of bright acidity draws you back for another sip.

Benriach Single Malt Scotch 12 Year Old Sherry Wood

Benriach Single Malt Scotch 12 Year Old Sherry Wood...$51.99
At BenRiach Distillery we have developed a reputation for innovative maturation, using a diverse mix of cask types. This luscious 12 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is unconventionally made using three facets of sherry cask maturation: full sherry cask maturation, combined with Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry cask finishing, for unexpected layers of fruit sweetness and toasted oak spice. Each facet of sherry cask maturation is expertly combined by our Master Blender to work in harmony, creating a luscious Single Malt Scotch Whisky with a multi- layered cocktail of fruit notes, further enriching BenRiach’s signature sweet, fruit-laden style.
Bottled at 46%, non-chill filtered and of natural colour.

46% ABV

Glen Keith 22 Year Old

Exclusive Malts Glen Keith 22 Year Old Single Malt Scotch...$174.99
  • Distilled in 1995
  • Aged 22 Years
  • 47.4% ABV
  • 285 bottles produced

Both fruity and buttery at the same time, classic Glen Keith in bourbon. Delicate oak notes on the nose with hints of vanilla and shaved coconut. Hints of hand cream. The palate is fresh, vibrant, slightly effervescent in texture, and richly fruity. Notes of anise seed, too. Great, long finish.
Cask type: Refill Hogshead

Bastianich Vini Orsone Sauvignon

2017 Bastianich Vini Orsone Sauvignon...$17.99
The fresh herbs, such as mint and thyme, are very pretty on the nose, as are the green-apple, basil and praline notes. The palate is very linear and focused with bright but not overpowering acidity. Medium body and a tangy, textured finish. Drink now.
Rated 91/100 James Suckling

Gahier Trousseau Les Grands Vergers

Very rare wine!

Gahier Trousseau Les Grands Vergers...$42.99
Arbois Rouge Trousseau Grands Vergers: This vineyard site produces Gahier’s greatest red. The vines are sixty to seventy years of age, the soil is heavily “marl”. The vines are on a gentle slope with superb exposure to the sun. The result is a classic Trousseau.

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Islay 10 Year Old

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Islay 10 Year Old....$55.99 
This Port Charlotte 10 year old has been conceived, distilled, matured and bottled on Islay alone. We are a young team with deep-rooted values, and an ambition to make the ultimate “Islay” Islay whisky. A whisky made by people not software; a whisky watched over every day of its maturing life by those who made it; a whisky born of a community with a vision and a mission to kick start a single malt whisky revolution, this Port Charlotte 10 year old is who we are. This is where we’re from.

2017 Anderson Conn Valley Sauvignon Blanc Napa

2017 Anderson Conn Valley Sauvignon Blanc Napa...$33.99
Composed of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Sémillon, the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc offers notes of baked apples and warm pears with wafts of honeyed lemons and fresh hay. Full-bodied with a pleasantly oily texture, the palate contributes some spicy sparks to the citrus layers and it finishes savory.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate

Hardys Whiskers Blake Classic 10 Year Tawny

Best buy in Port!
Hardys Whiskers Blake Classic 10 Year Tawny...$12.99
Rich tawny colour with amber hues and dark red tints. The bouquet displays nuances of rich fruit, coffee, chocolate, raisins and nutty aromas. This classic Australian Tawny exhibits a smooth palate and mellow with good length and a dry finish. Classic rancio characters are also evident in this flavoursome wine.

Martini & Rossi Bitter

Martini & Rossi Bitter...$22.99
Unlike our wine-based vermouths, MARTINI & ROSSI® Bitter has a base of pure neutral alcohol. Its natural crimson colour and rich recipe based on aromatic herbs and bitter woods have created a long-lasting love affair with mixologists.

Klostor Andechs

Klostor Andechs Vollbier Hell...$3.29 / pint

Rated 96 on RateBeer  in the Dortmunder style
A product of traditional multiple mashing, Andechser Vollbier Hell presents a bright straw yellow and clear gleaming look that cannot fail to fascinate.  
Andechser Vollbier Hell – tangy, classical, Bavarian.

Klostor Andechs Doppelbock Dunkel...3.49 / pint
Rated 99/100 RateBeer overall
Rated 100/100 in its style
When the evening passes into dusk and the day draws to a close, time goes a little slower. Just the right time for a glass of Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel.  Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel – mouthcoating, velvety, strong  This world famous bock from Bavaria’s Holy Mountain is not meant to be rushed, but savoured slowly. As solid as a rock, Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel presides over the evening meal with a colour reminiscent of dark copper with nuances of fiery red. Its clear gleaming look harmonises with its firm, fine pored head.  Also the aroma delights the connoisseur: soft roasted accents and a nuance of dried fruit carrying a vein of caramel. This Doppelbock Dunkel from Bavaria’s Holy Mountain presents a pleasant effervescence. And then there’s the unmistakable flavour: mouthcoating and velvety, strong and yet pleasantly malty – a powerful, robust body. At the same time, it develops an easily recognisable sweetness, embraced in roasted cocoa and a light, bitter hoppiness.  Concluding with a powerful punch, this Doppelbock departs with a lingering aftertaste of quality plain chocolate. A strong Doppelbock that embodies the centuries old Benedictine brewing tradition, sip by delicious sip.

Destihl Haze of the Dead Hazy Double IPA

Destihl Haze of the Dead Hazy Double IPA...$9.99 / 6pk cans
Our DeadHead IPA Series melds the strong vibe of our favorite music with the beer we love to drink, elevating both into a higher state of consciousness. Our Haze of the Dead reverberates with booming amounts of Citra and Simcoe hops piercing through the melodic mouthful of flaked oats, wheat & pils malts, concocting into a juicy, Hazy Double IPA that will be sure to wake the dead.

Off Color Brewing Class War

Off Color Brewing Class War....$7.99 / 4pk 8.5oz bottles
Gotlansdricka** style ale brewed with honey, juniper berries and persimmon wood smoke malt.
9.5% ABV

**Gotlansdricka (in modern Gutnish drikke or drikko, and drikku) is a traditional homebrewed alcoholic beverage made on the island of Gotland, Sweden. It is a kind of ale, closely related to the Finnish sahti, with a smoky, bitter-sweet, spicy (juniper) flavor. It is similar to gruit.

It is similar to an everyday drink used during the Viking Age in most Nordic countries. The tradition of brewing drikke has survived on Gotland, a process that was originally carried out exclusively by women.

Difficult to produce for commercial distribution, it has become a cultural marker for Gotlanders. An annual drikke brewing world championship is held in Gotland each autumn -- Wikipedia

Off Color Brewing Very, Very Far

Off Color Brewing Very, Very Far....$7.99 / 4pk
Belgian style ale mix fermented with Torulaspora Delbrueckii (yeast strain used a lot in wine and cider)

2nd Shift Don’s Dirty Dozen

2nd Shift Don’s Dirty Dozen Barrel-Aged Brett Series...$10.99 / 375ml
Barrel Aged Brett Beer with 12 different forms of Brettanomyces

2nd Shift La Collina

2nd Shift La Collina...$5.99 / 375ml
Foeder-Aged Saison
This Belgian inspired beer is super dry & crisp, with lovely lemon & white pepper hints.

Villa des Anges Cabernet Sauvignon

Great value in Cabernet from France

2016 Villa des Anges Cabernet Sauvignon...$12.99
“Villa des Anges” is crafted by winemaker Jeff Carrel at the Espitalet des Anges domaine in Capestang. Situated on the ruins of an ancient Roman villa, the domaine is owned by Jaqueline Menard de Ginestous, who married-into and is herself from a prominent Languedocienne wine-growing family.

Tasting Notes: A wine of great freshness, intensity and concentration. Well-structured, offering aromas of black cherries, with hints of red pepper and light, spicy cumin/coriander notes.

Serve With: Enjoy with a wide range of red meat and cheese dishes.

Sensational Value for Cali-Rhone Lovers!

Sensational Value for Cali-Rhone Lovers!

2016 Sans Liege The Offering...$31.99 
48% Grenache, 32% Syrah, 19% Mourvedre, 1% Viognier
Only 98 Barrels Made. From some of Santa Barbara's most famous vineyards including Sebastiano, Larner, and Whitehawk vineyards.
Distinctive, refined and well-built, offering expressive black cherry, cigar box, green olive and cured meat accents that build richness on the long finish. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Viognier. Drink now through 2026.

Rated 94/100 Wine Spectator

Fattoria di Felsina Fontalloro Toscana

We scored a few cases and only 12 bottles of this amazing Super Tuscan are left already! 
Highest Wine Advocate rating ever for this wine!

2015 Fattoria di Felsina Fontalloro Toscana....$55.99
The 2015 Fontalloro is a landmark achievement. The bouquet strikes out with immediate complexity. It dangles aromas of black cherry, spice, tar, forest floor, wild rose and campfire ash in front of your nose with seductive allure. The unified presentation and delivery of all those aromas is profound and impressive. This edition of Fontalloro is exceptionally smooth and silky in texture and this is surely linked to the ripe, soft and finely textured fruit produced in this vintage. This is a pure expression of Sangiovese that is aged in barrique for up to 22 months. Some 30,000 bottles were produced.
Rated 97/100 Wine Advocate 

Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 scores big!

2015 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon...$148.98
The spice and walnut aromas are so enticing. Undertones of blackberries and black truffles. Full-bodied, dense and layered with fantastic tension and seamless tannins. It goes on for minutes. All about classic structure and beauty. Try in 2021.
Rated 99/100 James Suckling
I was able to taste to two vintages of the Private Reserve, and the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve comes from a vintage loved by the estate. The final blend is the normal 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot brought up in 85% new French oak. This full-bodied, ripe, voluptuous beauty shows the vintage to a T, offering a blast of sweet blackcurrants, licorice, ground herbs, and graphite aromas and flavors. Blockbuster styled, with full body and an expansive, sexy texture, it has the depth and density to continue drinking brilliantly for 20+ years.
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Containing the tiniest splashes of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve has a deep garnet-purple color and nose of plum preserves, baked blackberries and cassis with hints of menthol, sandalwood and chocolate box. Full-bodied with soft, seductive tannins and a lively backbone supporting the generous, ripe, opulent fruit, it has a decadent spiciness and great length.
Rated 95+/100 Wine Advocate

Friday, February 22, 2019

Boone and Crockett Club


The Boone and Crockett Club was founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887 as the first national organization to address the destruction of America's wildlife natural resources and the habitats that support them. In Roosevelt's day conservation was not a word in the English language. Using some, but saving more for tomorrow was a concept that was counter to the belief that America was the land of opportunity, and that natural resources were in unlimited supply and there for the taking. This proved not to be so.
There has been little that has transpired in the area of natural resource conservation that was not conceived of, established or promoted by the Club and its members, beginning with defining conservation as, “the wise and prudent use of natural resources without waste.”
Of the many accomplishments the Club has contributed a few that stand out are; the establishment of our national forests and the National Forest Service; many national parks and the National Park Service; the national wildlife refuge system; the Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; structured hunting seasons and game laws; and the funding mechanisms for conservation including the Federal Duck Stamp and Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson).
The Club is most widely known among sportsmen for its scoring system and as the keeper of the record books for North American big game, as well as the ethical code of conduct of sportsmen, known as fair chase.

Boone and Crockett Club Straight Rye Whiskey...$41.99
Boone and Crockett Club Straight Rye Whiskey is handcrafted, aged for two years and bottled to create a high-quality 86-proof Rye Whiskey for outdoor enthusiasts.  Our Rye whiskey combines small town, time honored tradition for a rich and balanced taste.
Tasting Notes:
Huge distinctive color; tastes of caramel, wild berries and sweet corn; superb velvety texture with a brilliantly balanced palate; finish is spicy outdoors with a “Camp Fire Smokey Finish”.

Boone and Crockett Club Straight Bourbon Whiskey...$39.99
Boone and Crockett Club Straight Bourbon Whiskey is designed, produced, aged for two years and handcrafted with passion for the Great Outdoors.  Our 86 proof, two-year-old, straight bourbon is perfect to enjoy after a great day on the river, stream, lake or successful trip into the woods, mountains or fields.
Tasting Notes: Medium to dark amber color; smooth marzipan and tea nose; silky texture; smooth, rich with balanced spice and vanilla oak; extremely smooth at first and ends with a “Smokey Camp Fire Finish.”

Boone and Crockett Club Straight American Blended Whiskey...$29.99
Boone & Crockett Club American Blended Whiskey is perfectly priced and blended with Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Our whiskey is produced for “Outdoor Enthusiasts” and Big Game Hunters worldwide. We merge our knowledge of great bourbon and tradition to hand craft our 80 proof
American Blended Whiskey.
Tasting Notes:  Rich copper color; tastes of buttery pecans, dried fruit and sweet jams; outstanding consistency and outdoorsy taste; wraps up with a peppercorn and “Camp Fire Smokey Finish.”

2nd Shift Cuvée de Trois Imperial Stout

2nd Shift, Main & Mill and Narrow Gauge

BRC emails sent out this morning.

2nd Shift Cuvée de Trois Imperial Stout with Coffee & Cocoa nibs
Collaborations are not only a way to get together and brew with friends, but also an opportunity to learn from each other. This beer features a rich body and the addition of some coffee and cocoa nibs on helps to further accentuate the chocolate and coffee notes of the malt.

We always like working with friends and we have few better friends in St. Louis than Main & Mill and Narrow Gauge. We wanted to do cool stuff with them, so we did!

Beer Tasting tonight! Forsyth

The Wine and Cheese Place - Forsyth
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton Mo

Taste tonight from 4-6pm

It is a fun one!!
  • Perennial Prodigal Imperial Oatmeal Stout
  • Six Mile Bridge Bourbon Barrel Aged The Big Orange
  • 2nd Shift Conjunctivitis Pink IPA
  • Bells Official Hazy IPA

Off Color Hell Broth

Off Color Hell Broth...$11.99 / 4pk 8.5oz
Biere de Miel Style Ale
Brewed with cranberries, honey and wild yeast
6.3% ABV

2016 Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma

Seghesio has done it again!
93 Points and still a great price from The Wine and Cheese Place

2016 Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma....$19.99

SEGHESIO Zinfandel Sonoma County Sonoma 2016 • $26 Loaded with rich, jammy fruit, this plump Zin is a pleasure to drink, with bold accents of wild berry, spicy cinnamon and licorice that glide dynamically toward plush tannins. Drink now through 2025. 122,500 cases made.—T.F
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

Six Mile Bridge The Big Orange Bourbon Barrel Aged

We are excited to announce our first barrel release 
from Six Mile Bridge

In stock at all 4 locations
Forsyth only has about 60 bottles left!

Six Mile Bridge Bourbon Barrel Aged The Big Orange...$19.99 / 750ml
One time release, but no limit at this time.
288 bottles produced
Made exclusively for The Wine and Cheese Place

We supplied the bourbon barrels for this release - it was a blend of two barrels - 14 year old Knob Creek and a 10 Year Old Bibb and Tucker