Saturday, July 27, 2019

Big Muddy Pumpkin Smasher

Big Muddy Pumpkin Smasher...$10.99 / 6pk
Brewed using real pumpkins and savory pumpkin pie spices giving hints of natural cinnamon and nutmeg. American hops balanced with Pale, Aromatic & Caramel malts create a full-bodied taste and exceptional flavor.
6.0% Alcohol By Volume

Stumpy's Unbroken Peach Vodka


Stumpy's Unbroken Peach Vodka...$23.99
From Columbia Illinois
We only use grain grown on our 8th generation family farm in Columbia, IL and fresh limestone well water to ensure we produce the highest quality spirit possible. Made with Peaches from Eckerts!

Stumpy's Unbroken Green Apple Vodka...$23.99
From Columbia Illinois
We only use grain grown on our 8th generation family farm in Columbia, IL and fresh limestone well water to ensure we produce the highest quality spirit possible. Made with Appless from Eckerts!

Public House now in CANS

Now in CANS!
From Missouri
All nice and fresh!

Public House Revelation Stout...$8.99 / 6pk CANS
Moments of revelation are rare indeed … Lift a glass of this dry stout to your nose and breathe in the decadent aroma of dark chocolate emanating from the creamy off-white to tan-colored head. Take a sip and feel the familiar warmth of roasted coffee that goes down smooth. Notably, we don’t add either of those to this beer. The joy of discovery is unspeakable and often can only be appreciated by one’s “other” senses–a third eye perhaps. Revelation Stout isn’t just allegory. It’s dry—with no coffee or chocolate. Just pure malt….it’s a Revelation.

Public House Elusive IPA...$8.99 / 6pk CANS
There’s no mistaking it for any other style, but we took the road less traveled on this modern American bellwether. In a world loaded with IPAs, it’s difficult to make one that stands out, but ours does for an unexpected reason. Rather than create an IPA that mimics the flavor profile of so many other IPAs out there, we spent six solid months brewing batches of beer with just a single hop in order to truly discover what each varietal lends to the flavor and aroma profiles of our beer. After carefully selecting the ones we found most interesting and delightful, we crafted a recipe that blends six of these hops in just the right amounts and in just the right order. The end result is one of the smoothest tasting IPAs we have ever had the privilege of drinking. We couldn’t be more proud to present it to you. By their very nature, IPAs are a notch above “session” territory and this heady brew is no exception. It comfortably lends itself to introspection and creative breakthroughs. Pour an Elusive IPA and do some real thinking.

Public House Frisco Amber Lager...$8.99 / 6pk CANS
This California Common is named after the steam engine that worked on the Frisco Railroad line that now rests in Rolla, Mo., near our original brewpub. We use a lager yeast and ferment it at a warmer ale temperature to yield a unique flavor and mouthfeel. It’s lightly fruity with interesting toasty and caramel flavors.

Public House Cream Ale...$8.99 / 6pk CANS
While most modern styles of American craft beer originated elsewhere in the world, Cream Ale was born right here at home. We’ve found a lot to like in this golden little beauty: prominent malt notes complimented by a flaked maize aroma that bubbles up through the carbonation, elegantly balanced by noble hops. We think this beer can be summed up in three big words: American. Golden. Original.
Public House Hide and Seek Hefeweizen...$8.99 / 6pk CANS
At Public House, we take our Hefeweizen seriously. Not only do we use traditional ingredients, but our brewers use the traditional, multi-step infusion mash method (adding time and toil to the brew day) which gives the beer the appropriate body without cloying sweetness. Pale, spicy, and fruity, our Hefeweizen is medium-bodied with a fluffy, creamy fullness that comes directly from the wheat. Subtle flavors and aromas of banana, clove, and even bubblegum–all naturally imparted by the yeast–are balanced by slightly tart and citrusy noble hops. Do we really need to keep going here? If you don’t want one by now, you might want to check your pulse.

Side Project Raffle emails sent out!

Side Project Raffle emails sent out!

Thank you for a great event!!

Only 4 were present for the event
Ballwin store dominated - 8 winners were selected from that store!

This is the order that the names were drawn

1 Merci Magnum 
2 Shared BA Coco Vibes
3 Side Project BVC 
4 Derivation #6
5 Merci Magnum
6 Shared BA Coco Vibes
7 Side Project BVC 
8 Derivation #8
9 Merci Magnum  .
10 Shared BA Coco Vibes
11 Side Project BVC  -
12 Merci Magnum
13 Shared BA Coco Vibes
14 Side Project BVC
15 Merci Magnum
16 Shared BA Coco Vibes
17 Side Project BVC
18 Merci Magnum
19 Shared BA Coco Vibes
20 Side Project BVC
21 Merci Magnum
22 Side Project BVC
23 Merci Magnum
24 Side Project BVC
25 Merci Magnum
26 Side Project BVC
27 Merci Magnum
28 Side Project BVC
29 Side Project BVC
30 Side Project BVC

Les Tourelles de la Crée Premier Cru Montagny

1er Cru White Burgundy under $25
2016 Les Tourelles de la Crée Premier Cru Montagny...$23.99
Suggested retail $45
This wood-aged wine is rich but subtle. Ripe yellow fruits are laced with acidity that keeps the wine fresh, while toast and a hint of nutmeg balances the great fruitiness. Drink from 2021.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Friday, July 26, 2019

The Rare Barrel

Our first shipment from The Rare Barrel
is scheduled to arrive on Today!

It is going to be a crazy day because we have the Side Project Release also from 4-6pm.   We will not have time to do online reservations.

  • It will be first come at Forsyth only - no reservations as allocations will be small.
  • Released at 3:30 today until supply lasts.
  • Each person can choose 1 bottle while they last
  • Ask at the register

The Rare Barrel Breakfast Time
Golden Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels with Apricots Dry-Hopped with Citra and Simcoe
A collaboration with our buds from Cellarmaker Brewing, this sour beer features notes of tart, ripe apricots with aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, and lemongrass. Tart and juicy with a dry finish, Breakfast Time can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

The Rare Barrel 2018 Entanglement
Golden Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels with Orange Zest and Vanilla Bean
Entanglement is a blend of golden sour beers aged in oak barrels with orange zest and vanilla bean. Fermented with a confection of microorganisms, this beer weaves notes of orange sorbet entangled with vanilla cream. Reminiscent of a childhood treat, this splendid sour will have you daydreaming with each sip.

The Rare Barrel Apropos of Nothing
Golden Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels with Elderberries and Lavender
Bronze Medal at 2015 Great American Beer Festival®, American-Style Sour Ale
Sometimes, the most delightful results are prompted by whimsy. Born from an impromptu blending session, Apropos of Nothing is a golden sour beer fermented in oak and aged with elderberries and lavender. In turn, this beer highlights the unique characteristics of both the fruit and flower. With hints of blackberry, lemon, and honey, this lightly tart sour beer is a jammy and refreshing beverage.

Best Wine Selection!!

Thank you St. Louis for voting for us!!

"The votes are in, and you’ve been named a winner in Feast Magazine’s 2019 Feast 50 Awards! Tens of thousands of votes were cast across Missouri, eastern Kansas and southern Illinois earlier this year to shine a spotlight on readers’ hometown favorites." - Feast

Feast Awards 2019
Best Wine Selection

Winner: The Wine and Cheese Place
"For more than 35 years, The Wine and Cheese Place has been a destination for quality wine (with 5,000 plus bottles to choose from) and cut-to-order cheese.  With locations in Clayton, Rock Hill, Ballwin and Creve Coeur, MIssouri, you're luckily never too far from one of the best vino selections in town" - Feast Magazine 

2018 Massican

2018 Massican
I first tasted the Massican wines last year and was hugely impressed with the 2017 line up. A few weeks back I was able to taste through the 2018's and winemaker Dan Petroski has hit it out of the park. Dan's day job is winemaker at Larkmead whose wines are deserving of their own email, but it is his passion project Massican Wines that truly impressed me.

2018 Massican Annia White Blend....$29.99
Made from 48% Tocai Friulano, 41% Ribolla Gialla and 11% Chardonnay, this is fresh and floral in tones of lemon rind, white flower and green apple. Fermented in both French oak and stainless steel, it is structured yet vibrant, gorgeously aromatic and remarkably long-lasting on the palate.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Enthusiast

2018 Massican Gemina White Blend....$29.99
Gemina is 69% Pinot Grigio and 31% Greco, from two vineyards, one in St. Helena and the other in Santa Rosa. With the goal of showcasing both northern and southern Italian inspiration, it deals in fresh lemon peel, white flower and gravelly texture, while being well structured and enduringly fresh. This is a truly lovely, revelatory wine.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Enthusiast

2018 Massican Sauvignon Blanc....$31.99
For his own label, Larkmead winemaker Dan Petroski looks to northern Italy for inspiration, sourcing from Napa Valley vineyards he admires (ones with the warmest days and coolest nights) to produce this 100% varietal beauty. Robustly fruity and flinty, it shows apricot, lemongrass, wet stone and wraparound acidity that buzzes in freshness.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Duckett Rum and Curacao

New from Franklin County, Missouri
We are very excited to carry these exceptional spirits and have Demetrius present them to you this Friday!

Meet Demetrius Cain
Founder and Distiller of Duckett Rums and Curacao
Taste his rums and Curacao TONIGHT!
This Friday 7/26 from 4pm-6pm
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105

In stock now at Forsyth!!

Duckett Blue Rum 100 proof....$24.99
Made from 100 percent cane sugar, Duckett Blue is our unaged chill-filtered rum that is the perfect spirit to add to your cocktails. Our rum is truly craft, with small-scale fermentation, batch distillation, and hand bottling by our distillers just outside of St Louis Missouri in Franklin County. We hope that you’ll love our silver rum as much as we do.

Duckett Rhum 103....$39.99
Made from 100% Cane Sugar
Yeast, spring water and 100% Cane Sugar
Hybrid pot still distillation
Non Chill filtered
Finished with American and French Oak (used cognac barrels)

Duckett Curacao Noir...$35.99
Orange Liqueur
A curacao liquor made from a classical recipe using laraha fruit peels, premium sugarcane spirit, spices and sweetened with raw sugarcane syrup.
Non chill filtered
The Laraha fruit is the bitter orange that grows on the island of Curacao.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Side Project Merci with Raspberries

TONIGHT is the big release tasting! 
Get ready!

Release Party July 26th 
from 4pm-6pm
With Cory King of Side Project
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton Mo

Meet the owner of Side Project, Cory King
Taste these two beers...
Side Project Merci Batch #4
Side Project Merci Framboise - very rare release!

There will not be any Framboise available for purchase that night.  It will ready for pick up for those allocated bottles through our BRC program.

Side Project Merci with Raspberries!
We are getting closer!

Side Project Merci with Raspberries...$39.99

BRC emails sent out.  Everybody that purchased 2 or more bottles received an email!

ONE MORE CHANCE - please read
If you are a member of the BRC (Beer Reward Club) and purchased a bottle of Merci on your account and did NOT get an email this morning - you still have a chance to get a bottle.  We have 60 bottles available starting tonight at 3:30 pm.  We will have a list with your name on it and you can get a bottle while they last.   Your name must be on the list.  

60 bottles and there are 140 people on the list, so you have a good chance to get one if you get here on time.  FIRST COME at 3:30 until gone , no reservations.
This list will be at the desk in the Whiskey room.  

The raffle will be at 4:30 today!
We will be releasing these 30 bottles on July 26th, 2019
Each person that qualifies has a 24% chance of getting a bottle.
125 people that have purchased 6 bottles or more.

  • 10 bottles Side Project Merci MAGNUM (only 10 made)
  • 1 bottle Side Project Derivation #6
  • 1 bottle Side Project Derivation #8
  • 6 bottles Shared Barrel Aged Coconut Vibes
  • 12 bottles Side Project Brewing BVC

125 people have purchased 6 bottles or more of Side Project Merci Batch 4 and Side Project and The Wine and Cheese Place  want to thank those people for their amazing support. On the night of the tasting we will put everyone's name in a jar that purchased 6 or more (for every 6 bottles you purchased you get a raffle ticket) and pull out 30 names for a chance to purchase one of these bottles from the above list. 
  • 30 names will be drawn on July 26th
  • You will only be able to purchase 1 bottle (even if you name is drawn multiple times)
  • Every 6 bottles of Merci purchased count as a raffle ticket
  • You do not have to be present to get your bottle.
  • You will not get to choose which bottle, the bottles will be listed and names will be drawn and you will get the next bottle on the list available.
  • All Side Project Merci purchases count from September 1, 2018 until July 24, Wednesday night at 7pm. 
  • If your name is drawn, you must be able to pick up your bottle with 7 days of the drawing.  Pick up only, no shipping.
Please do not call or email about how many bottles of Merci you have purchased, it would be too much for us to handle.  We did print out a report with the names of everyone in the BRC that purchased and how many bottles you purchased.   You can go to one of our four locations and they can look you up on the list at the register.  Just ask at one of our four locations.

we still have a little Merci left- click here to order

Side Project Merci MAGNUMS....$139.99 each
Only 10 bottles produced!  This will be sold via the BRC based on 
Merci purchases since the September release of the current batch!

Are you kidding me!  

We will also have 12 bottles of BVC to release! 

Side Project Brewing Collab with Cycle Brewing BVC
Imperial Stout, originally brewed in July of 2017, then aged in California Brandy Barrels before being finished on a blend of Vanilla Beans & Cinnamon!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc

Another store favorite scores big!
We love bringing new wines and new vintages to your attention but sometimes it is just as satisfying when one of our go to wines gets the recognition it deserves.

2018 Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc....$10.99
Toasted herb and saline accents add richness and a savory element to the supple mango, peach and pineapple flavors, showing off plenty of polish and intensity.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Spectator

Signatory Edradour Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Signatory Edradour Single Malt Scotch Whisky...$74.99

  • Aged 10 Years
  • Distilled 2007
  • Bottled 2018
  • Cask No. 277

Carol Shelton Wild Thing Old Vine Zinfandel

2016 Carol Shelton Wild Thing Old Vine Zinfandel...17.99
Spirited and zesty, with lively cherry and smoky cracked pepper flavors that frolic on the long finish toward well-groomed tannins. Drink now through 2024. 8,220 cases made. — TF
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator

Clement Select Barrel Rhum Agricole

Clement Select Barrel Rhum Agricole...$34.99
French Caribbean Rum
Select Barrel is aged in particular oak barrels selected for their rich natural sweetness and intense aromatic qualities under the watchful eyes of our cellar master at Habitation Clément. The imaginative alchemy with this contemporary approach to selected oak results in a magnificent aged Rhum Agricole with well-balanced sweetness.
Clément Select Barrel is characterized by its soft vanilla notes and remarkable smooth finish

Rhum J.M V.O Aged Rhum Agricole

Rhum J.M V.O Aged Rhum Agricole...$37.99
Aged in a combination of new American oak and re-charred Bourbon barrels, J.M VO aged Rhum Agricole is robust and spirited. The rum greets you with a supreme balance between fresh wood, warm spice, alluring field blossoms and dried fruit. On the palate, flavors of smoke and hardwood char from the BBQ lead back to dried cloves, figs, with a glorious finish of licorice and toasted sugar.

Bauchant Orange Liqueur

Bauchant Orange Liqueur...$22.99
The cognac base is a combination of precious reserves of fine quality VS and VSOP Cognac; while the orange flavor profile, a unique creation to the category, uses both bitter and sweet oranges. In order to achieve the perfect orange blossom flavor profile, Bauchaunt utilizes 3 different orange varieties -Andalusian, Mandarin, and Tangerine. This combination creates a cohesive nose to palate profile, fresh and light and orange forward, with a slight hint of honey on the finish.

Wolfburn Single Malt Scotch

Wolfburn Northland Single Malt Scotch....$57.99
The smooth and warming flavours present in Northland come from the unhurried way in which the spirit is made, and from the maturation, which takes place in American oak quarter casks. Matured and bottled on site, Northland represents the first chapter in the history of Wolfburn.
Non chill-filtered @ 46% ABV.

Wolfburn Morven Lightly Peated Single Malt Scotch...$57.99
This lightly peated whisky is made from malted barley infused with smoke during the drying process. The flavour imparted by the smoke is a reflection of Wolfburn’s history – the original 19th Century distillery was largely fired by peat. Gentle distillation is followed by maturation in our purpose-built warehouses. The result is a beautifully smooth and rounded whisky.
Non chill-filtered @ 46% ABV.

Wolfburn Aurora Sherry Oak Single Malt Scotch...$61.99
This beautiful sherried whisky is made from spirit laid down in a combination of ex-bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks. Benefitting from long fermentation and slow, gentle distillation, the spirit is laid down on site in our purpose-built warehouses. At the end of the maturation process the casks are brought together to create an exceptionally smooth and perfectly balanced dram.
Non chill-filtered @ 46% ABV.

New Ballas Wine Tastings

The Wine and Cheese Place
457 N. New Ballas - Creve Coeur

Friday 7/26 4-6pm
  • Bollini Pinot Grigio
  • Bolling Merlot

Italian Wine tasting
Saturday 7/27 12-3pm
Taste assorted Italian Wines
---wines TBA

Taste these cheeses also!
Featured cheeses for the week of July 22nd.

Beecher's Flagsheep

This is 1/3 Sheep's milk and 2/3 Cow's milk.  Sweet tasting cheddar with a nice salty finish.
A "Best of Show" winner at the American Cheese Society's annual competition, Flagsheep incorporates sheep's milk into the recipe and is then traditionally cloth-bound and open-air aged. The flavor is dense, fruity and earthy with a butterscotch sweetness.

Iberico Spanish Cheese
Similar to Manchego (100% sheep's milk), Iberico is actually a blend of cow, sheep and goat's milk cheeses.  The ratio of milk will depend on the availability and the time of year, but is usually about 50% cow's milk.   It also comes from La Mancha just like Manchego, but it the cow's milk gives it a smoother more buttery flavor and the goat's milk adds some acidity.   Aged 3 months


Thursday, July 25 
starting at 5pm

Available at The Wine and Cheese Place - Ballwin Whiskey Bar

Foursquare Empery...$8 for 3/4 oz pour
Foursquare 2007 12 Year...$6 for 3/4 oz pour
(no bottles of Empery will be available for sale at that time, should be some 2007 available though)

Foursquare Rum

New release arrived 
- we reserve the right to limit quantities based on orders
Foursquare Rum 2007 Vintage Exceptional Cask...$79.99
Cask type: Ex-Bourbon Cask
Cask Aging: 12 Years
Distillation: Pot and Column Blend
Authentic Rum - no sugar or artificial flavor added

Empery will be released later in the week hopefully.  It will go through our WRC as we got very little and so many people asking for it.

Nightmare brewing

Nightmare Brewing Company Windlass of Erasmus....$4.99 / pint can
Gose Ale with Blackberries, Blackcurrants and black sea salt.

Nightmare Brewing Glasgow Smile....$4.99 / pint
Gose ale with bilberry, raspberry, blueberry, heather, lemon zest and black sea salt.