Saturday, June 15, 2019

The Pogues Irish Whiskey

The Pogues Irish Whiskey....$28.99
The Original Irish Whiskey of the Legendary Band.

This whiskey is a measure of who we are, made with the sole intention of spreading that same raucous joy.
If you’re drinking you’re welcome, pull up a seat and pour.
If not, póg mo thóin.
The Whiskey

The Pogues Irish Whiskey is a unique blend of 50% 10-year single malt Irish whiskey aged in sherry oak casks and seven year old single malt Irish whiskey aged in bourbon oak casks and 50% four year Irish grain whiskey aged in bourbon oak casks. The liquid has an aroma of malts and cracked nuts, with a sweet taste and a smooth, intense flavour. Notably, West Cork is Ireland’s only whiskey producer to malt its own barley, enabling exceptional precision and control over flavour profile. It is distilled using ingredients indigenous to Ireland, including locally grown grain and spring water from the idyllic River Ilen. It’s carefully crafted in small batches in handmade copper stills at West Cork’s distillery in Skibbereen, the cultural home of Irish whiskey.
The Distillers

Our whiskey is made by West Cork Distillers, one of Ireland’s last independent distilleries. From humble beginnings and the coming together of a Master Blender and his two fisherman friends it now has become a global success, built on friendship and a passion for innovation and quality. The Distillery is based in Skibbereen in the heart of West Cork, the cultural home of Irish Whiskey.
I am going where streams of whisky are flowing if you bottle that, they said, so we did.
What you make of it’s your own lookout.

2nd Shift Casual Experimentation #6

2nd Shift Casual Experimentation #6...$9.99 / 4pk
Casual Experimentation Batch #6 is a traditional Kolsch-style ale.

Lagunita's The Waldos' Special Ale

The dankest and hoppiest beer ever brewed at Lagunitas

Back in stock now at Forsyth!
Lagunita's The Waldos' Special Ale...$11.99 / 6 pack
In 1971, the Waldos met one afteroon at 4:20 in the front courtyard of their school near the statue of Louis Pasteur. They set out in a '66 Impala armed with a "treasure map" on a journey to find a secret garden near Point Reyes. They met there at the same time every day and continued their quest. They never found the secret garden....But they keep lookin'. The dankest and hoppiest beer ever brewed at Lagunitas was made with help of the Waldos for all treasure hunters.
Good with Beer-battered Twinkies Con Queso…you can find out why if you google 'Waldo 420'

Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet

Rare 3 liter from Silver Oak!

In a very nice wood box!

2013 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet...$399.99 / 3 liter
The 2013 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is garnet in color with a ruby red rim, it has an alluring nose of blackberry bramble, baking spices, and black olive. Aromas of vanilla, cassis, and sage fill the glass, revealing the influence of American oak barrel aging. On the palate, notes of raspberry are complemented with lingering acidity and a finish of dusty, silky tannins. Given proper cellaring, this wine will provide drinking pleasure through 2036.

3 liter of Foley Cab!

1 giant 3 liter bottle in stock at Forsyth now!

2012 Robert Foley Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley....$556.99 / 3 liter
Engraved bottle and autographed by Bob Foley!

The delicious, fruit-forward, dense purple-colored 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits plenty of roasted espresso notes intermixed with cassis, chocolate and toasty oak. Opulent, full-bodied and unctuously textured, it should continue to drink well for 10-12 years.
Rated 95/100 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
Rated 96/100 James Suckling

Friday, June 14, 2019

Glenlivet 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch

On sale for Father's Day!!

Glenlivet 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch...$299.99
Using some of the rarest of our whiskies, all of which have been aged for at least 25 years, this is a batch-produced whisky finished in ex-sherry butts. Our team of experts individually select each cask and monitor the whisky in its finishing process to make sure the Oloroso-soaked wood adds the subtlest sherry tones to an intense, silky and elegant whisky. This molten amber liquid is nearly as splendid to hold in your hand as it is to drink. Afterwards, the finish is incredibly long, rich and balanced. But it’s the nose on the 25 Year Old that really drives whisky-lovers to distraction – with scents of bittersweet dark chocolate and plump, sweet sultana. This opulent whisky, the oldest expression in The Glenlivet’s core range, is a sublime choice to mark special occasions.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Forsyth beer tasting

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, 63105 

June 14th Friday 

4 Hands tasting - beer and Canned cocktails
  • 4 Hands Ripple
  • 4 Hands Full Life
  • 4 Hands City Wide
  • 1220 Artisan Spirits Aviation Cocktail
  • 1220 Artisan Spirits Lemon and Lavender
  • 1220 Artisan Spirits Gin Boogie
  • 1220 Artisan Spirits Cucumber Hibiscus
  • 1220 Artisan Spirits Moscow Mule
  • 1220 Artisan Spirits Gin and Tonic

Weekend Tasting at our Ballwin location

The Wine and Cheese Place -- Ballwin
14748 Clayton Road, Ballwin MO

Cabs for Dads

Taste this Friday June 14th from 4-6pm.
All four locations!
Open house!

Taste these great Cabs!

  • 2017 Bench Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County
  • 2017 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2016 Purlieu Le Pich Cabernet Sauvignon

Taste Devils River Bourbon 
Friday June 14th 5-7-pm

Taste these..
  • Devils River Rye
  • Devils River Bourbon Whiskey
  • Devils River Bourbon Barrel Strength

High West Tasting

Saturday June 15 from 4pm-6pm
  • American Prairie
  • Double Rye
  • Rendezvous Rye
  • Campfire

Italian Wine Tasting
Saturday 12pm-3pm

Trione Vineyards tasting -- Rock Hill location

Trione Vineyards tasting
Trione Family Vineyards and Winery: Three generations, four decades, five ranches — our family is deeply rooted in the Sonoma County wine industry. Dedicated farmers for forty years, brothers Mark and Vic Trione own and cultivate close to 600 vineyard acres in three prime Sonoma County appellations: Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Sonoma Coast.

The Wine and Cheese Place
9755 Manchester Road
Rock Hill, MO 63119

June 14th -- Friday 4-6pm
With brand ambassador and St. Louis native Mike Sage. 

We will be tasting
  • Trione Sauvignon Blanc
  • Trione Chardonnay
  • Trione Henry's Red
  • Trione Cabernet Sauvignon

Cheese Features!

We are featuring Red Dragon and Drunken Goat this weekend.

Come in and taste these two cheeses at all four locations.
June 13th and 14th.

Red Dragon Cheddar
Red Dragon is Cheddar cheese from Wales made with Welsh brown ale and wholegrain mustard seeds and coated with bright red wax. It takes its name from the dragon symbol on the Welsh flag. The moist yet firm Red Dragon is aged for 3 months and made from pasteurized cow's milk. The mustard seeds give it a unique texture and an amazing buttery and spicy flavor. Along with the subtle sharpness of mustard seeds, the flavor of Red Dragon is also reminiscent of the mild, sharp taste of the Welsh ale and traditional cheddar.
Serve Red Dragon with dark ale or try a strong red wine. It is an excellent table cheese that melts well on a sandwich.

Drunken Goat
What is there not to love when two of your favorite things, wine and cheese, are combined into one delicious bite? Drunken Goat cheese (Murcia Al Vino) is a crowd-friendly, always popular, goat cheese from Spain, where you might see it called queso de cabra al vino. The purple rind comes from bathing in red wine, which also gives the cheese a slightly fruity flavor. The flavor is also sharp and tangy, but in a very mellow, "I want everyone to like me" sort of way. For those who don't like goat cheese, Drunken Goat is very much un-goaty.

Cabs for Dads tasting!

Cabs for Dads 

Taste this Friday from 4-6pm.
All four locations!
Open house!

Taste these great Cabs!

2017 Bench Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County
2017 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 Purlieu Le Pich Cabernet Sauvignon

This is an impressive Cabernet for $20.
This one is a step above the 2016 vintage!

The quality was outstanding...They showed the vintage’s high level of be of excellent overall quality..." - The Wine Enthusiast on 2017 Sonoma Wines

2017 Bench Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County...$19.99
Suggested retail is $24
Deep purple in color and aromatically expressive with ripe, black plum currant coulis and minerally graphite. The structure is firm with soft, elegant tannins and mouth-watering acidity. Flavors of black forest fruit and earth, dark cocoa, mint and anise are meld together on the finish. Bench Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced exclusively from benchland vineyards in Sonoma County, where valley floor transitions to foothills. I prefer these vineyard sites as they produce concentrated and intense fruit that results in an elegantly balanced wine with depth, beauty and complexity.

 Rock star winemaker Julien Fayard was born in Provence, and cut his teeth at Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte. Since moving to Napa in 2006, he has worked alongside Philippe Melka on numerous projects (think Lail, Dalle Valle, Gemstone) and made legions of Cabernet-centric fans.
2016 Purlieu Le Pich Cabernet Sauvignon...$49.98
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Le Pich features very pretty notes of crushed blueberries, blackberries and chocolate-covered cherries with hints of violets and cedar chest plus a waft of bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied, packed with vibrant black fruits and plushly textured, this buxom beauty is ready for biz, finishing satisfyingly long and spicy.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

2017 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon....$75.98

Caymus has a signature style that is dark in color, with rich fruit and ripe, velvety tannins – as approachable in youth as in maturity. We farm Cabernet grapes in eight of Napa’s 16 sub-appellations, with diversification enabling us to make the best possible wine in a given year. Our Cabernet offers layered, lush aromas and flavors, including cocoa, cassis and ripe dark berries.

Taste Devils River Bourbon

Open House!
Father's Day Gifts!

Taste Devils River Bourbon 
Friday June 14th 4-6pm
The Wine and Cheese Place 
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105

Taste these two Bourbons!

Devils River Bourbon Whiskey
Devils River Bourbon Barrel Strength

Small Batch Texas Whiskey
Devils River Bourbon captures the spirit of the waters it draws from. The first sip is bold, followed by an oak, honey and caramel medley. Our bourbon finishes smooth with a warm, sweet flavor—just a reminder that there’s a little Devil inside all of us.

75% Corn
21% Rye
4% Barley
Devils River Bourbon Barrel Strength
Devils River Bourbon Barrel Strength is a 117-proof whiskey. We are unapologetically proud of our bold flavor and recognize it is not for the faint of heart. Devils River Bourbon Barrel Strength is a high rye bourbon and sources it’s water the same way Devils River Whiskey does.

Glenlivet Scotch Tasting - Father's Day

Father's Day Tasting!
Bring your dad or come buy one for your dad!

Saturday June 15th
Two locations, different times
  • Forsyth from 1pm-3pm
  • Rock Hill from 3:30pm-5:30 pm

We will be sampling 
  • Glenlivet Founders
  • Glenlivet 12yr
  • Glenlivet 15yr
And possibly the new 14yr if it shows up in time!  We will update if it does!

Plus a few wines
  • Saldo The Prisoner Wine Company
  • Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

2016 Saldo The Prisoner Wine Company...$24.99
Compare $29.97 at Total Wine and More
Saldo doesn’t fit in, but that doesn’t matter. When you’re from “here and there” (that’s what Saldo means in Latin), you don’t need to form to one, single place. That’s the funny thing about expectations—they’re made to be broken.
Gorgeous ripe, jammy, berry flavors dominate this full-bodied, smooth-textured wine. It smells like blackberries and black cherries, tastes so rich it's almost sweet, and fills the mouth from cheek to cheek with a chocolate-cherry flavor that lingers on the finish.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Fruit for the Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet is primarily sourced from two of the valley’s most renowned sub-appellations: Oakville, located on a well-drained alluvial bench, and Stag’s Leap district, coming from our Wappo Hill Vineyard. You won't find a better Cabernet under $25
2015 Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon....$23.99
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is a fabulous entry-level wine from Mondavi, not to mention one of the very best values readers will find in Napa Valley. Rich, succulent and inviting, the Napa Valley Cabernet captures the best qualities of the year in a forward, voluptuous style that make it impossible to resist young. Succulent dark cherry, plum, new leather and dark spice notes wrap around the juicy finish. This is an unreal level of quality for a wine at this price point
Rated 92/100 Vinous Media

St. Louis Blues wine the Stanley Cup!!!

They are scheduled to arrive next week!!
(subject to confirmation)

We just got this amazing offer a few minutes ago!!

Please order online so we can keep track of orders.  
Limited edition! 
Great collectible to commemorate this amazing accomplishment by our St. Louis Blues!

Congratulations to our St. Louis Blues!!

St. Louis Blues Champion California Red Wine ...$46.99

Two Bottle Versions
"Champions" on top Version #1
"St. Louis Blues" on top Version #2
Our Handcrafted Reserve is a happy marriage of Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon and Monterey Merlot. 
ABV: 13.5% 
AGING: 15 months in French and American Oak 
TASTING NOTES: This Bordeaux-style blend shows soft tannins, ripe cassis, chocolate and berry flavors. These flavors create a medium bodied, dry red with a smooth finish that is sure to leave your palate pleased.

St. Louis Blues Champion Sparkling Wine "Silver"...$27.99
St. Louis Blues Champion Sparkling Wine "Gold"...$27.99
A BV: 11%
A dry, sparkling white wine with hints of delicious green
apple, juicy peaches, tart lemon, and stunning floral aromas
Unique Metallic Gold or Silver  Bottle:
The Ultimate Addition to a Blues Collection

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Blues Win the Stanley Cup!

What a day to remember!

Congratulations to The St. Louis Blues!

Cigar City Brewing is coming to The Wine and Cheese Place

About Cigar City Brewing
Steeped in the unique culture and history of Tampa, Florida, Cigar City Brewing began handcrafting award-winning beer in 2009. Cigar City Brewing’s ales and lagers bring to mind the sun and citrus for which Florida is known, while taking cues from the cigar industry upon which Tampa was built. Behind all of Cigar City Brewing’s liquid is the philosophy that quality is achieved by giving first rate ingredients to first rate people in a space where they are free to pursue their passion.

Cigar City Jai Alai IPA...$9.99 / 6pk
Jai Alai, a game native to the Basque region of Spain, is played on a court called a fronton. Jai Alai players attempt to catch a ball using a curved mitt whilst the ball travels at speeds up to 188 mph! Proving they have a sense of humor the Spanish dubbed this game, with its ball traveling at race car speeds, “the merry game.” Tampa was once home to a bustling Jai Alai fronton but sadly all that remains of Jai Alai in the Tampa Bay area is this India Pale Ale that we brew in tribute to the merry game. The India Pale Ale style of beer has its roots in the ales sent from England to thirsty British troops in India during the 18th century. Pair Jai Alai India Pale Ale with beef empanadas, deviled crabs and other spicy dishes.

Cigar City Guayabera Citra Pale Ale...$9.99 / 6pk
Traditional throughout Latin America, the guayabera shirt combines style, functionality, form and tradition in its four-pocketed design. We at Cigar City Brewing feel the same reverence and appreciation for the guayabera that we do for the Citra hop varietal, an ingredient that imparts notes of tangerine, lime and berries to this traditional American Pale Ale. The exclusive use of Citra hops in this beer creates a flavor that’s at once unique and recognizable, while its dry, crisp character and moderate alcohol make it as refreshing and functional as a crisp linen guayabera.

Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale...$9.99 / 6pk
Maduro is a Northern English-style Brown Ale with some American affectations. Higher in alcohol than the common English Brown Ale, the beer features flaked oats in the malt bill which imparts a silky body and works to mesh its roasted, toasted and chocolate components together. The end result is a remarkably full-flavored yet approachable Brown Ale that pairs well with mild to medium cigars.

Also a 12 pack mix
Cigar City 12 pack mix....$17.99
Includes 3 cans each

  • Jai Alai
  • Guayabera Citra Pale Ale
  • Space Pope
  • Florida Cracker

2016 Chateau Gloria St. Julien

In stock now!

2016 Chateau Gloria St. Julien...$55.99
The 2016 Gloria is one of the undisputed stars of this vintage. Rich, deep and explosive, the 2016 possesses tremendous intensity in all of its dimensions. Sweet red cherry, tobacco, menthol, licorice and dried rose petal all add complexity. In 2016 Gloria is a real head-turner. It should be a fabulous value as well. There is not much else to say.
Rated 96/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous

This has a slightly chunky feel now, with bramble and tar notes jutting out a bit, but the core is saturated with cassis and blackberry fruit flavors and there's fun energy throughout. Offers a lovely tug of sweet tobacco detail on the finish too. Just let this settle in the cellar. Best from 2024 through 2038.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

The 2016 Gloria is comprised of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot aged 14 months in 42% new and 58% one-year-old French oak. Deep garnet-purple in color, it sings of plum preserves, warm cassis and dark chocolate with touches of tobacco, bay leaves and lavender with a waft of dusty soil. The palate is medium-bodied, elegant and savory in the mouth with loads of layers and a lifted finish.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

Beautiful aromas of blackcurrants and blueberries. Hot-stone undertones. Full-bodied, very tight and focused with very fine tannins that are strong and bright. Compressed. Serious. Try in 2023.
Rated 94/100 James Suckling

Chateau Fonroque St. Emilion

2016 Chateau Fonroque St. Emilion...$42.99
The 2016 Fonroque has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and opens with black cherries, kirsch, warm blueberries and spice box scents plus hints of tobacco and pencil lead. Medium-bodied, it has a chewy line and plenty of earth-inspired flavors, finishing just a tad grippy.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

Chateau Chantegrive Graves

2016 Chateau Chantegrive Graves...$19.99
Some chocolate and leafy, cabernet character on the nose, but the fruit seems ripe enough on the generous palate. Slightly chewy finish. Just a year longer in the bottle ought to help. A blend of 50 per cent merlot and 50 per cent cabernet sauvignon.
Rated 90/100 James Suckling

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Chateau de Chantegrive Graves Cuvee Caroline

2016 Chateau de Chantegrive Graves Cuvee Caroline...$24.99
This is dense and layered with beautiful intensity of crushed-stone and lemon character. Full body and a long finish.
Rated 93-94/100 James Suckling
The 2016 Cuvee Caroline reveals honeyed peaches, spiced pears and fresh lemon slices with a waft of fresh ginger. Medium-bodied, the palate is laden with stone fruit and spicy layers plus a racy backbone and great length.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

Chateau Cantemerle Haut Medoc

2016 Chateau Cantemerle Haut Medoc...$42.99
The 2016 Cantemerle has developed beautifully with élevage. Pliant, silky and exceptionally balanced, the 2016 has the pedigree and complexity to allow for a number of years of very fine drinking. Moreover, the 2016 delivers serious flavor intensity without being at all heavy. Smoke, iron and cedar add character to a Haut-Médoc that has a lot to offer.
Rated 94/100 James Suckling
Rated 93/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere St. Emilion

2016 Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere St. Emilion...$119.99
The 2016 Canon La Gaffelière is just as striking from bottle as it was from barrel. Bright, intensely aromatic and precise, the 2016 has it all. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate, blood orange and rose petal all race through this silky, super-expressive Saint-Émilion. In 2016, Canon La Gaffelière is especially polished, refined and nuanced, which means also less overly powerful than in the past. It was compelling both times I tasted it from bottle
Rated 96/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous 
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck