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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Purlieu Wine Tasting!

Do not miss Napa Cab tasting!
Save the Date!!!

Purlieu & Le Pich Wine Tasting!

The Wine and Cheese Place Rock Hill
9755 Manchester Rd St. Louis, MO 63119
Friday, March 29th, 5-7pm


We will taste several of Purlieu's amazing range of 2016 Cabernets, as well as the sister label Le Pich, with bottles of all available for purchase!

Here is what we have confirmed so far:

2016 Purlieu Le Pich Cabernet...$49.98
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate 

2016 Purlieu Napa Cabernet...$99.99
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

2016 Purlieu Georges III Cabernet...TBA
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate


2016 Purlieu Teucer Vineyard Cabernet...$214.99
Rated 99/100 The Wine Advocate


Don't miss out on this chance to taste some of the top Cabernet coming out of California!
You can read more about superstar winemaker Julian Fayard here:

2015 Puydeval Red Blend



2015 Puydeval Red Blend...$14.99
Puydeval’s fabulous 2015 IGP Pays d’Oc Rouge (56% Cabernet Franc, 30% Syrah and 14% Merlot) is an Old World fruit bomb that has tons of cassis, black raspberry, spice and licorice in a fruit-forward, deliciously quaffable style. From low yields and raised in concrete tanks with oak staves, this plump, sexy Cabernet Franc has tons of appeal and is a terrific value.
Rated 90/100 Wine Advocate

2019 Founders KBS




In stock now at all 4 locations.

The 4pks are no longer online.  Each store has a few 4pks left though.

2019 Founders KBS....$19.99 / 4pk 12oz

2019 Founders KBS....$18.99 / 750ml

What we’ve got here is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. Makes your taste buds squeal with delight.
ABV: 11.2%
IBUs: 70

Joel Falmet Brut Rose Champagne






What a fantastic value in Rose Champagne. Tiny production!

Joel Falmet is getting a new label.  Same great Champagne, but new label.  The distributor gave us a great price on the "old label" to move out before the new one arrives!  Stock up now!

Joel Falmet Brut Rose Champagne...$39.99
regular price...$49.99
Made from 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay

Blood orange, red fruit and rhubarb on the floral- and spice-accented nose and on the palate. Taut and linear but fleshes out with air, showing very good intensity and finishing with lingering rose pastille and bitter cherry notes.
Rated 90/100 Vinous Media

Joël makes a small amount of rosé, about 160 cases per year. Joël’s rosé is made by adding aproximately 10% still red wine (100% Pinot Noir) to the blend. Dosage for the rosé is 12 grams per liter (to be called Brut, a Champagne must have less than 15 grams per liter).



See the "RM" below on the Joel Falmet Rose label



GROWER CHAMPAGNE:
Every Champagne label must have a 2 letter code on it. You will find it in very small print followed by some numbers. It is estimated that about 85% of the Champagne are labeled with "NM". Only about 10-15% of Champagne is Grower Champagne.


"RM" or Grower Champagne produces some of the most distinctive and finest Champagnes. There is a sense of "terroir" with these wines. The large Champagne houses buy grapes from all over Champagne to create their "house style" which has nothing to do with where the grapes came from. "RM" Champagnes are the production of a small family operation that takes pride in what they do and represents the land that the grapes are grown on.

Here are the main codes you will see
RM: Récoltant-Manipulant (maker) Known as "Grower Champagne. This is a producer that has control from start to finish. They grow their own grapes and make their own wine. All the grapes are grown on their own estate (they can purchase up to 5% to supplement if needed). These are usually small family producers that do not get a lot of publicity.

NM: Negociant Manipulant (maker) Most of the big Champagne houses fall into this category. This means they purchase grapes from other growers and make their own wine. The also use their own estate grapes in their production. This has been the way Champagne has been made for hundreds of years.


RC: Recoltant Cooperative. Similar to "RM" but they produce their Champagnes with the help of cooperatives. The grower sells his grapes to a cooperative to make the Champagne for them.

CM: Cooperative Manipulant: Basically a group of growers sell their grapes to a cooperative and the Champagne is made there and sold through the cooperative. Sometimes they sell it to the big Champagne houses as grape must or even finished Champagne.

Fermin Iberico Grain Fed Ham

Fermin Iberico Grain Fed Ham...$13.99 / 2oz pre-sliced package
Back in stock at Forsyth

Free RANGE
Our Grain-fed free range Iberico is 100% Ibérico, fed on grains, grasses and all that nature provides. Also known as the “Kobe beef of pork” because of its intense marbling, flavors and uniqueness, the FERMIN Iberico ham is the first authentic Iberico to enter the US market. Cured for a minimum of 36 months, this Iberico ham…melts in your mouth
Grain-fed 50% Iberico
We cross a 100% Iberico pig with a 100% Duroc pig, and the result is phenomenal: An affordably produced, lower fat content product that maintains its characteristic visual fat marbling.

Two more stunning Burgundies from 2016



Two more stunning Burgundies from 2016
2016 Joseph Drouhin Vosne-Romanee...$81.99
This is sleek, laced with cherry, strawberry, floral and spice flavors. There’s terrific intensity, balance and energy through the long finish. This should develop well.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator


2016 Louis Jadot Pommard Rugiens 1er Cru...$105.99
A deep well of black cherry, blackberry, spice, sandalwood and floral aromas and flavors are alluring in this suave red. Fresh and harmonious, in a youthfully exuberant way.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

Friday, March 15, 2019

On the Rocks The Old Fashioned

Pre-made Old Fashioned!
Pour over ice and enjoy!




On the Rocks The Old Fashioned...$10.99 / 375ml
70 proof

Staying true to the original recipe, we keep our Old Fashioned strong and simple using a generous pour of Knob Creek Bourbon Whiskey, bitters, cane sugar, orange, cherry, and lemon zest.








On the Rocks Mai Tai....$10.99 
As the old tiki adage goes, ‘what one rum can’t do, three rums can’. We blend light and dark rums and combine our unique blend with flavors of orange, pineapple, orgeat, and coconut for the perfect Mai Tai.



20% ALCOHOL BY VOL / 40 PROOF




Just pour over ice and enjoy!
Yes, it is that easy
On the Rocks The Aviation...$6.49 / 200ml
On the Rocks The Aviation...$10.99 / 375ml
A throwback to the era when airplanes were brand new. This classic gin cocktail, The Aviation, is crafted with Larios London Dry Gin, and flavors of dry cherry, lemon, and violet.
40 proof

Effen Yuzu Citrus Vodka




Effen Yuzu Citrus Vodka...$18.99
(next lowest price online is $21.99)

Continuing to push the envelope on flavor, EFFEN Vodka introduces this one of a kind EFFEN Yuzu Citrus Vodka. The Yuzu fruit, which is known for its use and origin from Japan and East Asia is exploding with popularity and purpose across the US. The taste is a complex blend of citrus, grapefruit, and herb to truly embody the subtle beauty of the Yuzu fruit and flavor. Mixes well with grapefruit club soda or in a lemonade and grapefruit juice cocktail.

Woodford Reserve




Back in stock


Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cherries...$13.99 / 11oz
Muddle, garnish, and top your favorite cocktails with Woodford Reserve® Bourbon Cherries. Gorgeous deep ruby color with a long stem and no pit. Made from natural ingredients, these cherries bring a brightness along with hints of Kentucky’s finest bourbon to recipes.
Refrigerate after opening




Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Simple Syrup...$13.99 / 16oz
Bring Millionaire’s Row to your Kentucky Derby festivities with Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Simple Syrup! Featured in Woodford Reserve’s 2017 $1,000 Mint Julep, this “rich” simple syrup is a 2:1 ration of sugar to water that exudes southern hospitality and charm — in liquid form!
The Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Simple Syrup is made from raw Demerara sugar and fresh spearmint to give a rich and minty flavor that is the best bet to use in your favorite Mint Julep recipe (along with Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon, of course)! The fresh, crisp taste of the Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Simple Syrup is perfect in other beverages, too, including the mojito cocktail and iced tea!


Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Sugar...$8.99 / 5oz
What is more fitting than one of the world”s best bourbons paired with the Kentucky Derby”s official drink? Woodford Reserve® Mint Julep Sugar combines natural mint flavors with Demerara sugar to make a sugar that is perfect for cocktails, desserts, or rubs.


Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Aromatic Bitters...$9.99 / 2oz
Though aromatic bitters are no stranger to well-stocked liquor cabinets and bars, Woodford Reserve Aromatic Bitters are carefully crafted to pull out the essential flavors of your favorite cocktail. Try making a martini or Manhattan with Woodford Reserve Aromatic Bitters.


Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Orange Bitters...$9.99 / 2oz
Our Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Orange bitters will add a citrusy depth to your cocktails. Bitterness from gentian root, flavored with orange, and a hint of oak from resting in repurposed Woodford Reserve barrels. This orange flavored bitters is fresh and can either be used alone in an Old Fashioned or in tandem with any of our other bitters…our favorite combination is with Sassafras & Sorghum!





Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Chocolate Bitters...$9.99 / 2oz
Straight from the Woodford Reserve tasting wheel. Our Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Chocolate Bitters was inspired straight from the distillery tasting room. Take a bite of chocolate and a sip of bourbon. It’s true bourbon umami! Change up your Manhattan, your Old Fashioned or add a few drops to your Double Oaked Woodford Bourbon to recreate the combination! (We’ve also made some brownies with this stuff!!)

Rhum J.M Rum V.S.O.P. Martinique



Rhum J.M Rum V.S.O.P. Martinique...$46.99
The glorious J.M V.S.O.P. is created by aging rhum 3 years in re-charred Bourbon barrels and finishing the rhum an additional year in lightly toasted new American oak barrels and finally reduced to 43 % ABV with pure volcanic spring water from Habitation Bellevue to create an extraordinary aged rhum that retains qualities of the natural terroir and sugarcane of Habitation Bellevue. Expect to find nougaty richness with cinnamon and clove aromas, flavors of spiced butter and lemony toffee, which leads into a smooth and subtle finish.

Toppling Goliath Hopsmack Double India Pale Ale

SOLD OUT

Toppling Goliath Hopsmack Double India Pale Ale...$16.99 / 4pk

1 - 4pk per person
 – 7.8% ABV • 100 IBU
Giant aromas of pineapple and tropical fruit jump from this enticingly complex double IPA. True to its name, this brew delivers a heavy smack of dry hops and a double dose of bitterness in the finish.

Bur Oak MOMO Missouri Monster Dark Ale



Bur Oak MOMO Missouri Monster Dark Ale...$11.99 / 4pk


Wichita Brewing Shaven Yak



Wichita Brewing Shaven Yak...$9.99 / 6pk cans
SMOOTH. TOASTED. NUTTINESS.
Shaven Yak is an English Brown Ale that pushes the limits on how big flavors and explosive aromas can fit into a relatively modest strength beer. Carefully bringing together top-quality English malts is what creates the headlining characteristics of this malt-forward, dark-brown, refreshingly drinkable ale. Expect biscuit aromas to erupt from your glass, giving way to an incredibly rich toasted and nutty fullness, and finishing with a light fruity dryness.

There’s nothing hairy about keeping you from enjoying this delicious beer, it’s just a nice and clean Shaven Yak.

Blue Blood Robber's Cave Justifiable Hopicide NEIPA




Blue Blood Robber's Cave Justifiable Hopicide NEIPA...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz

New England Style IPA
When your Cellarman goes on an east coast IPA bender and starts killing hops like a raged mobster in a territory war, well…you better think quick on how to make a hopicide like that justifiable. We did so by disposing of the hop remains in a super juicy, hazy IPA. When you have Mosaic, Citra, Amarillo and Simcoe hop juice on your hands. You rinse it off with wort, dry it up with oats, and bring forward an explosion of grapefruit, mango, lemongrass and orange peel! One lip smacking drink of this IPA and you too will end up with a quick trigger finger, an east coast accent, and a propensity for green chowda!

Rockwell Brewing




Rockwell Brewing Passing Clouds....$10.99 / 6pk cans
Witbier
Orange, Fluffy, Effervescent
Three types of wheat create a light and fluffy base for a delicate combination of citrusy American and spicy German hops, along with a blend of coriander, Curaçao orange peel, and grains of paradise. It's bright, soft, and incredibly refreshing.
ABV: 4.6% 


Rockwell Brewing Fabricius...$10.99 / 4pk cans
This saison with mandarin oranges was the first beer we ever brewed/released (May 2016!), and are now proud to offer it 12 ounce cans. You never forget your first.


San Lorenzo




A pair of outstanding Zin's from the historic San Lorenzo Vineyard. I think Pete Seghesio is making a couple of California's best Zinfandels from his San Lorenzo Vineyard. Better yet we can actually get the wines, back when Seghesio Winery owned the San Lorenzo Vineyard it all went through their wine club. These Zin's are truly next level.

2015 San Lorenzo “Rock Garden” Zinfandel...$46.99

Plush and rich yet refined and structured, with licorice and blackberry aromas and supple black raspberry, smoky peppercorn and stony mineral flavors. Drink now through 2028.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator


2015 San Lorenzo “The Pearl” Zinfandel...$82.99
Remarkably rich and polished, this is impressively built and jammed with personality. Blackberry and smoky cracked pepper aromas open to plump black raspberry, licorice and clove flavors that slowly unfurl on the finish. Zinfandel, Carignane and Petite Sirah.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Spectator

Carter Cellars Cabernet “Carter”


Super limited!



If you haven't tried Carter Cellars don't pass on this opportunity to grab the 2016 Carter Cabernet. We almost never get enough wine to advertise but we are sure glad to be able to offer this one.
2016 Carter Cellars Cabernet “Carter”....$159.99

(we are the lowest price in the country online)Very deep purple-black in color, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Carter begins just a little closed and youthfully reticent before revealing loads of black fruit and earth-inspired notes, including baked black cherries, cassis, blackberry pie and tilled soil with hints of fungi, underbrush, scorched earth and mossy bark. Full-bodied and densely packed with black fruit and earth layers, it has a firm backbone of grainy tannins and a lively line, finishing long and mineral laced. This needs at least 5-7 years and then should drink for the next 30+ years.
Rated 97+/100 The Wine Advocate

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Seedlip Non-alcoholic distilled spirits


‘What to drink when you’re not drinking’®

Seedlip is a Nature company on a mission to change the way the world drinks with the highest quality non-alcoholic options.



Three unique & complex blends - Spice 94, Garden 108 & Grove 42 - simply served with tonic or mixed to create sophisticated non-alcoholic cocktails.






Seedlip Garden 108 Herbal...$29.99 / 700ml
Non-alcoholic distilled spirits
A floral blend of hand-picked Peas & homegrown Hay from founder Ben Branson’s Farm, with traditional garden herb distillates in celebration of the English countryside. Simply serve with tonic & a sugar snap pea to garnish. The fresh & floral Seedlip Garden 108 captures the essence of the English countryside. Sophisticated top notes of hand-picked Peas & Hay and a complex herbal base character of Spearmint, Rosemary & Thyme.
Non-alcoholic, zero calories, sugar & sweetener free with no artificial flavours. Water, Natural Botanical Distillates & Extracts (Peas, Hay, Spearmint, Rosemary, Thyme, Lemon hops). Preservative: Potassium sorbate. Acid: Citric

Seedlip Grove 42 Citrus...$29.99 / 700ml
Non-alcoholic distilled spirits
A zesty & complex, citrus-forward blend of three types of orange & uplifting spice distillates. Simply serve with tonic & a twist of orange peel for a delicious non-alcoholic drink.
Non-alcoholic, zero calories, sugar & sweetener free with no artificial flavours. Water, Natural Botanical Distillates & Extracts (Orange, Blood Orange, Mandarin, Lemon, Ginger, Lemongrass). Preservative: Potassium sorbate. Acid: Citric acid.

Orange & Mandarin peel & pith top notes, with juicy Blood Orange undertones open up to a stalky, grassy character. Clean, fresh notes of Ginger & Lemongrass with a dry finish from a subtle Peppercorn prickle.




Seedlip Spice 94 Aromatic...$29.99 / 700ml
Non-alcoholic distilled spirits
A complex blend of aromatic Jamaican Allspice berry & Cardamom distillates with two barks & a bright citrus finish. Simply serve with tonic & a red grapefruit peel garnish.
Non-alcoholic, zero calories, sugar & sweetener free with no artificial flavours. Water, Natural Botanical Distillates & Extracts (Allspice berries, Cardamom, Grapefruit peel, Lemon peel, Oak bark, Cascarilla bark). Preservative: Potassium sorbate. Acid: Citric acid





Seedlip Spice 94 is aromatic with warm spiced notes, citrussy top notes from Lemon & Grapefruit peel and a lon

g bitter finish from the highest quality barks (Oak & Cascarilla).

WRC - March Madness Whiskey Raffle

March Rare Whiskey Raffle though the WRC - Whiskey Reward Club


Based on the last 6 months purchases through March 28th.  Will send out emails on March 29th early AM.

(since it is 6 months, every $300 counts as a raffle ticket - average $50 per month).  Whiskey raffles include all of your purchases - wine, beer, whiskey, cheese, nuts cheese....

March Madness raffle....

  • Four Roses Small Batch 2018 Limited Edition 130th Barrel Strength...$149.99 (only 3 bottles in this raffle)
  • Yamazaki 12 Year Old
  • Yamazaki 18 Year Old
  • Hakushu 12 Year Old
  • Stagg Jr. Bourbon...$44.99
  • Blanton's Bourbon....$53.99
  • Willett Pot Still Bourbon...$39.99 / 750ml
  • Willett Pot Still Bourbon...$79.99 / 1.75ltr
  • Glenmorangie Allta Single Malt Scotch...$96.99
  • Eagle Rare 10 Year....$31.99
  • Col. E.H. Taylor Small Batch...$37.99
  • Weller Special Reserve...$19.99
  • Sazerac Rye 6 Year Old...$29.99
  • Elijah Craig Barrel Proof A119...$57.99

Elijah Craig / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbo



SOLD OUT NOW while we confirm orders

NEW SINGLE BARREL!
Limit 1 per person.

Online reservations only at this point.  Not in stock at all stores.
Place your order online for pick up at any of our stores and we will confirmElijah Craig / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon...$27.99
94 proof
132 bottles produced

The Wine and Cheese Place Website

We upgraded to a new and faster server!

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If you get an error when you try to go to our website - cut and paste this link instead


https://www.wineandcheeseplace.com/

The only difference is the "s" added after http

Barrell Bourbon Cask Strength Batch 018




Barrell Bourbon Cask Strength Batch 018...$74.99
11 Year old +
Barrell Bourbon Batch 018 is a cinnamon bomb of a bourbon. We began with a juicy and tropical 11-year-old blend and layered in more structured and spice-driven 14 and 15-year-old barrels to give this batch a serious amount of character and bite.
  • Bourbon Whiskey
  • Distilled and aged in Tennessee and Kentucky
  • Selection of 11, 14 and 15-year-old barrels
  • Aged in American white oak barrels
  • Crafted and bottled in Kentucky
  • 111.56 proof cask strength bottling
  • Mash bill: corn, rye and malted barley