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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Fermin Iberico Grain Fed Ham

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

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.

Lagavulin Islay Single Malt Scotch Distillers Edition






Lagavulin Islay Single Malt Scotch Distillers Edition..$99.99
Double matured in Pedro Ximinez cask wood, this is a mellow Lagavulin, peat-rich, sweet and very more-ish.
Distilled in 2002
Bottled in 2018

Ska Oktoberfest


Ska Brewing Oktoberfest...$8.99 / 6pk cans
German-Style Lager
A malty lager with an amber-brown color imparted by nutty, bread, toasty Munich and Vienna malts. With a clean, neutral yeast flavor–it’s all about the malt.
SOUL MATES:  It’s an Oktoberfest lager after all… Bavarian soft pretzels, beer mustard crusted pork loin, porchetta panini, traditional pork schnitzel, Schweinshaxe Bavarian roasted pork knuckle, German beef rouladen, Sauerbraten, roast beef with beet puree & purple cauliflower.

Public House / Logboat Brewing The Tourist

Very limited release


Public House / Logboat Brewing The Tourist...$13.99 / 750ml
Sour Ale Brewed with Cherries
7.2% ABV

Rare magnums of Grand Cru Chablis!


Rare magnums of Grand Cru Chablis!
2016 Roland Lavantureaux Chablis Vaudesir...$179.99 / Magnum
Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir:
• Mostly fermented in barrels and a small part in stainless steel
• 85% of wine is aged in barrels that are 3 to 5 years old and 15% of the wine is aged in new oak
With a sharp eye, natural instinct, and solid Burgundian pragmatism, Roland Lavantureux made a name for himself crafting no-nonsense Chablis that has come to be one of the most reliable of the old reliables here at Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant.
The region is best known for its Kimmeridgian soils, a highly prized terroir of limestone and clay infused with tiny, fossilized oysters. The intensely chalky sea-shell minerality lends deep complexity to whites, making this region an ideal home for the Chardonnay grape. 

Shinobu Finished in Mizunara Oak

WHISKY OF JAPAN – SHINOBU
The Japanese concept of “Shinobu” meaning endurance, perseverance, and patience is of constant inspiration to the whisky makers of The Shinobu Distillery in Niigata. Where pristine streams fed by pure mountain snow reach the Sea of Japan. Shinobu Japanese Whisky requires just this patience and self-control for the master distiller to age each barrel for the right amount of time before meticulously blended to perfect flavor. Finished in Japanese white Mizunura Oak, each bottle of Shinobu Blended and Shinobu Pure Malt Whisky carry on the history and tradition of endurance and perseverance of the Japanese Warrior class.



Shinobu Blended Malt Whisky Mizunara Oak...$49.99
43% ABV
Origin: Niigata, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Source: 50% Malted Barley, 50% Wheat
Eye: Medium Amber, Medium-Bodied
Nose: Butter Biscuit, Coconut Candy, Mint, Grassiness
Tongue: Creamy Butter, Chinese Incense, Sandalwood, Vanilla




Shinobu Pure Malt Whisky Mizunara Oak...$67.99
43% ABV
Origin: Niigata, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Source: 100% Malted Barley
Eye: Rich Chestnut, Full-Bodied
Nose: Toasted Biscuit, Sea Salt, Mint Candy, Sweetgrass
Tongue: Chinese Incense, Japanese Nori, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Buttery Mouthfeel

Kujira Ryukyu Whiskey 20 Year Old Whiskey


Kujira Ryukyu Whiskey 20 Year Old Whiskey...$309.99
WHISKEY OF JAPAN
Founded in 1952, the Kumesen Syuzo Distilling Co began distilling spirits made from Long Grain Indica Rice and fermented with native Black Koji. By 1989 Kumesen began to finish their product in Bourbon casks and Kujira was born. Now after 20 years of ageing, Kujira Single Grain Rice Whisky has been perfected. Where others supplement grain whisky to increase production, Kujira Single Grain 20 Year is 100% Japanese with Rice from a single distillery, produced in small batches with the same ingredients and centuries old tradition that make Okinawa special.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Magnums of Beaucastel

Magnums of Beaucastel in stock at Rock Hill now!





2014 is drinking great right now!


2014 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape...$149.99 / MAGNUM
The 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape is a beautiful wine in the vintage, and Marc Perrin compares it to the 2012. I’m not sure I agree, but there’s no denying the quality in this 2014. Sporting a deep ruby color and terrific notes of blackberries, ground herbs, pepper and Provençal spice, it shows the more forward, charming nature of the vintage and is medium to full-bodied, pure and balanced. Drink it anytime over the coming decade.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

2016 Super Tuscans



The 2016 Super Tuscans Are Here!
As with much of Europe the 2016 Vintage in Tuscany has proved a more than worthy follow up to the much hyped 2015's. Showing more elegance and lift than the more brooding 2015's we are very excited to offer the highest scoring wines of the vintage!



2016 Sassicaia Bolgheri...$229.98
The 2016 Sassicaia is a wine of soaring achievement. I tasted this wine several times during the course of its creation in both barrel and bottle, and the highly deserved 100-point score you see here was enthusiastically assigned at the conclusion of a mini vertical in which I tasted and compared the 2016 vintage against 2015 (which I scored 97 points). It makes perfect sense to present these two excellent vintages in back-to-back comparison fashion because they are two of the best to emerge from Bolgheri, and indeed Tenuta San Guido, in recent memory. These are very similar vintages with long, hot summer months that fueled a long growing season. There was a bit more rain in 2016, and in analytical terms this vintage has a tad more acidity. However, the results in the glass are extraordinarily different. The 2015 vintage is exuberant, round, succulent and immediate, whereas the 2016 vintage shows pinpoint sharpness and precision (with similar grit and texture at the back). That acidity will carry it long into the future as the wine completes its slow evolutionary course. This wine is chiseled and sharp with blackberry, ripe cherry, grilled herb and barbecue spice. The aromas flow from the glass in a continuous stream and are all marked by radiant intensity. The mouthfeel is long and powerful. The crisp linearity of the wine's tannic backbone is perfectly measured to the volume and depth of the fruit flavors. To my mind, the 2016 Sassicaia stands tall next to the epic 1985 vintage that set the ultimate benchmark for vino italiano.
Rated 100/100 The Wine Advocate

Rated 100/100 Decanter
Rated 97/100 The Wine Spectator



2016 Ornellaia Bolgheri....$219.99

The 2016 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia is a wine of extreme complexity and precision. It offers monumental depth with profound layers of black fruit, coffee, licorice and baking chocolate. I tasted this 2016 vintage beside the less-impactful 2015 vintage (which was reviewed last year). These two editions are very different when compared side to side, and this 2016 release is clearly superior in terms of the quality, clarity and intensity of its offerings. This Ornellaia delivers glossy shine and a polished texture that segues to important richness, concentration and textural fiber. It wraps thickly over the palate, imparting waves of sweet dark fruit and dark spice that linger for many long minutes. This beautiful wine is hitting the market now, but collectors will want to put it straight into their cellars for safekeeping.
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 98/100 James Suckling
Rated 98+/100 Jeb Dunnuck



2016 Setti Ponti Oreno....$67.98
Gorgeous floral and deep, dark berry aromas with hints of spices such as cinnamon and hazelnuts. Full body and ultra-fine and strong tannins that are powerful yet so sleek and beautiful. Fantastic length and texture. Deep, dark and profound. Takes you on a long journey and shows you its true character. Better in 2025. Give it time
Rated 99/100 James Suckling



2016 Antinori Guado Al Tasso....$114.98
This stunning vintage of this landmark wine marks a slight adjustment to the blend. The 2016 Bolgheri Superiore Guado Al Tasso is no longer made with Petit Verdot. The blend is now 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and now 20% Cabernet Franc. This small change does not go unnoticed, as this wine is absolutely seamless now—like the finest Asian silk fabric. That profound textural softness and suppleness changes the way the wine smells and tastes, with hints of momentary sweetness that are more tactile than anything else. Generally speaking, the 2016 vintage offers more elegance (slightly less concentration) and a hair more freshness compared to the 2015 edition. When I tasted this wine, the bouquet was still timid, but it will no doubt become more expressive and open as this beautiful wine continues forward along its aging trajectory.
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 98/100 James Suckling

Perennial Prism Dry Hopped Saison.





Perennial Prism Dry Hopped Saison...$9.99 / 4pk cans

New Batch with Mandarina Bavaria and Spalt Hops
This Prism utilizes the same simple grist and classic Belgian yeast strain, and is dry-hopped with German-grown Mandarina Bavaria and Spalt. This beer reminds us of peeling an orange by the pool in July, black pepper Wheathins, humid bike rides to the Botanical Gardens, and taking a shower after mowing the grass. 5.5% 

Perennial Suburban Beverage Blood Orange




Perennial Suburban Beverage Blood Orange...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
New Variant - Blood Orange!
You will not find this beer very many places in the wild (outside of Perennial).  We are excited that we made the list of the few places that will see this one!

Benton's Smoky Mountain Bacon

Benton's Smoky Mountain Bacon -- back in stock at Forsyth
A fresh batch of one of the smokiest bacons available

This bacon is smoked the old fashioned way for two days.



"Our hickory smoked country bacon is equally at home on a bacon, lettuce, and vine ripe tomato sandwich or on the breakfast table as it is wrapped around a premier cut of beef or a fish fillet. Hickory smoked in our smokehouse using an old-fashioned wood stove, each slice of our bacon has a distinctive full flavor that has attracted and maintained a broad spectrum of customers, from those looking for smoked bacon “the way grandpa made it” to gourmet chefs with the most distinguishing of tastes." -- Bentons

Their bacon has been featured in Gourmet Magazine, Saveur Magazine, and Southern Living Magazine. 
Their bacon has been featured in Gourmet Magazine, Saveur Magazine
and here is an excerpt from Southern Living Magazine. "This is, hands down, the best bacon I've ever tasted....Benton's Smoky Mountain Hams come from a much closer source: Madisonville, Tennessee. You don't have to take my word for it though. Just ask the farmers and chefs. Some of the nation's top culinary stars make magic with Benton's hams. Local farmers bring their personal hocks to be cured by the five-man shop that competes with industry giants. The secret? They do things the slow way—using meat-curing practices thousands of years old. "Everything is done by hand," says Allan Benton, who speaks about curing ham with a passion that other men reserve for sports. Until recently, he kept his clients' addresses on yellowed sticky notes taped to the wall. "We're a hillbilly operation through and through," Allan says. And wonderfully so. The transformation from pork to perfection takes place in a smoke-stained cinder-block building on the side of a Tennessee byway. In a traditional process that's never rushed, whole hams get slathered with salt, sugar, and the family's secret spices; then they cure—for 7 to 14 months—on wooden racks. Out back, where the scent of smoking meat hangs thick in the air, Allan opens a sooty door to reveal the mysteries behind his bacon. As the fresh air clears out the little room, a tiny potbelly stove appears. "This is my smoke generator," Allan says. "I bought it for $50 from a cousin." Order now, because publicity has driven demand for Benton's products, especially the smoked bacon. Allan loves telling the story of a Vegas casino that paid hundreds of dollars for an emergency overnight shipment. But then, who knows better than a casino how to bring home the bacon?" -- Southern Living Magazine, November 2007

Nugan Estate Third Generation Cabernet Sauvignon

Taste these two tonight at all 4 locations from 4pm-6pm

Nugan is back!
Great Aussie reds!
Great bang for the buck



2017 Nugan Estate Third Generation Cabernet Sauvignon...$12.99
Vegan Friendly
Winemakers Notes: A lovely fruit driven style. Rich and concentrated flavours of juicy mixed berries, spice and supple tannins with toasty oak nuances. Enjoy with a wide range of dishes including red meat, poultry and pasta.
The Cabernet fruit was harvested at optimum ripeness in the cool of the night to preserve delicate fruit flavour & inhibit wild yeast fermentation. After crushing / destemming & innoculation with a pure yeast culture, fermentation took place in static fermenters (with auto-irrigators). Post Primary ferment, the parcels were pressed & matured separately until blending.




2017 Nugan Estate Third Generation Shiraz...$12.99
Vegan Friendly
The great Australian Shiraz is a lovely, medium bodied style. Appealing flavors of a rope berry fruit, spice and black pepper with supple tannins and a long, smooth finish. Enjoy with supple tannins and a long, smooth finish.
The fruit was harvested at optimum ripeness in the cool of the night to preserve delicate fruit flavour and inhibit wild yeast fermentation. After crushing / destemming and inoculation with a pure yeast culture, fermentation took place in static fermenters with American oak. Thereafter, the wine underwent maturation for 12 months in new and seasoned American and French Oak before final blending and bottling.

Forsyth - Tasting tonight!

Forsyth Tasting Tonight!
August 16th from 4-6pm
Beer

  • Deschutes Only Slightly Exaggerated IPA
  • Rogue Just a Pinch Sour Session Ale
  • 21st Amendement High or Hell Watermelon
  • Rockwell Beer Co. Polymath
  • Grimm Ales Circle of Fifths Saison
  • Sierra Nevada / Dogfish Head Life and Limb

Spirits

  • Nirvana Hemp Gin
  • Nirvana Vodka
  • Alley Twenty Six Tonic
  • Blue Wing Rye Whiskey
Wine
  • 2017 Nugan Estate Third Generation Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • 2017 Nugan Estate Third Generation Shiraz
  • 2017 Almarada Malbec Uco Valley



Rum - Today is national Rum Day!
  • Gosling Gold Seal Rum
  • Koloa Hawaiian Dark Rum
  • Marti Autentico 3 Year Rum 80 proof
  • Marti Autentico Estate Strength 3 Year Rum 107.6 proof






Meet the owner -- William C. Wittenberg
August 16th from 4-6pm
and taste Blue Wing Rye Whiskey

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





Wittenberg Distilling Blue Wing Rye Whiskey....$32.99
45% ABV
Made in Missouri

"My family was in the distilling business in St. Louis from the 1880s until Prohibition put them out of business in 1919. They sold whiskey they made under the name Blue Wing Whiskey. We found a copy of the original front label on the internet and my brother, who is an artist, was able to recreate it for use today.  C.H. Wittenberg Distilling Co. made both a bourbon and a rye. We focused on a rye. This whiskey is a blend of 60% rye, 15% caramelized rye and 25% smoked barley malt. I am collaborating with a small local distillery that makes several other fine spirits, Square One Distillery in Lafayette Square, to make the whiskey. This is a very rare opportunity to bring back this spirit to market." -- William C. Wittenberg, owner







Fat Dog Nirvana Hemp Vodka...$23.99

Fat Dog Nirvana Hemp Gin...$23.99
Through dedication, passion, and a will to make the best tasting, hemp-infused liquors, Fat Dog Spirits created Nirvana Vodka and Nirvana Gin.

We spared no expense and time in the pursuit of creating perfection in the bottle with both of these spirits. We use only the finest ingredients in Hemp Hearts from the Cannabis Sativa Plant and both of the liquors are distinctly crafted, distilled 10x, filtered, gluten-free, and organic made with non-GMO corn.

This process and care lead to drinks that are extraordinary in quality, taste, and body and also complex, clean, and crisp.

Nirvana Vodka is at home in a martini, on the rocks, or in a gimlet as it is in a “Bloody Mary Jane.” And, Nirvana Gin is an especially versatile spirit in a gin martini, in a simple gin and tonic, or in complex gin cocktails.

Gosling Bermuda Gold Seal Rum


August 16th is National Rum Day!

On sale for $8.99 for Customer Appreciation days!





Perfect for a St. Louis Summer!
Rum Swizzle

INGREDIENTS

Makes 6:
4 oz Gosling’s Black Seal Rum (in stock at TWCP)
4 oz Gosling’s Gold Rum  
 (in stock at TWCP)
5 oz Pineapple Juice
5 oz Orange Juice
¾ oz Grenadine or 2 oz Bermuda Falernum  
 (in stock at TWCP)
6 Dashes of Angostura Bitters  
 (in stock at TWCP)
METHOD:  Into a pitcher ⅓ full of crushed ice add Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, Gosling’s Gold Rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, Grenadine or Bermuda Falernum and Angostura bitters. Churn vigorously until a frothing appears or mix in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a martini glass.

Amazing price!
Stock up!

Gosling Bermuda Gold Seal Rum...$9.99

Lowest price in the country on Wine-Searcher is $14.99

Compare to $15.99 at Total Wine and More

GOLD SEAL RUM
For seven generations, the Gosling name stood for smooth, complex, deliciously dark rums. But times, and tastes, rarely stand still.

Goslings Gold Rum – our first new product in over 100 years – is a world apart from traditional amber rums. Robust, yet remarkably soft. The result of years of sipping and perfecting, its intricate, luscious character lives up admirably to its impressive lineage.

Admittedly, it wasn’t easy. But, by using only the finest distillates in strict accordance with techniques handed down over six generations, we finally created a distinctive amber rum that is impressing demanding rum enthusiasts everywhere.



4 Hands Shakur West Coast Style IPA

4 Hands Shakur West Coast Style IPA...$4.99 / 2 pac(k)

In stock Ballwin, Forsyth and New Ballas




21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon

In stock now at Forsyth, Ballwin and New Ballas

21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon...$7.99 / 6pk
Wheat Beer brewed with Watermelons
ALC./VOL. : 4.9%
Like Lady Liberty, we stand for independence and perseverance. In the pursuit of innovative beer, there is no obstacle too great. No journey too long. No fruit too gigantic. This American wheat beer is brewed with real watermelon, for a flavor that’s surprisingly crisp, dry and refreshing—it’s summer in a can!
Hell or High Watermelon Wheat is our summer seasonal beer available from April through September in six pack cans and on draft. We start by brewing a classic American wheat beer, then add fresh melons for a straw-colored, delicious beer with a kiss of watermelon aroma and flavor.
Pairs with: fresh shucked oysters, veggie or fruit salads, seafood and sunny summer days
Pairs BEST with: a watermelon wedge and a seat behind home plate
Ingredients
Malts‍: Two-Row Pale, White Wheat
Hops:  Magnum
Special Ingredients‍:  100% Fresh Watermelon Puree

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Blue Wing Rye Whiskey

Tonight!
Meet the owner -- William C. Wittenberg
August 16th from 4-6pm
and taste Blue Wing Rye Whiskey


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





Wittenberg Distilling Blue Wing Rye Whiskey....$32.99
45% ABV
Made in Missouri

"My family was in the distilling business in St. Louis from the 1880s until Prohibition put them out of business in 1919. They sold whiskey they made under the name Blue Wing Whiskey. We found a copy of the original front label on the internet and my brother, who is an artist, was able to recreate it for use today.  C.H. Wittenberg Distilling Co. made both a bourbon and a rye. We focused on a rye. This whiskey is a blend of 60% rye, 15% caramelized rye and 25% smoked barley malt. I am collaborating with a small local distillery that makes several other fine spirits, Square One Distillery in Lafayette Square, to make the whiskey. This is a very rare opportunity to bring back this spirit to market." -- William C. Wittenberg, owner

Hemp flavored vodka and gin


Taste tonight
  • Nirvana Hemp Gin
  • Nirvana Vodka
  • Alley Twenty Six Tonic 

Friday August 16th  4-6pm.
The Wine and Cheese Place -- Forsyth
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105





Fat Dog Nirvana Hemp Vodka...$23.99

Fat Dog Nirvana Hemp Gin...$23.99
Through dedication, passion, and a will to make the best tasting, hemp-infused liquors, Fat Dog Spirits created Nirvana Vodka and Nirvana Gin.

We spared no expense and time in the pursuit of creating perfection in the bottle with both of these spirits. We use only the finest ingredients in Hemp Hearts from the Cannabis Sativa Plant and both of the liquors are distinctly crafted, distilled 10x, filtered, gluten-free, and organic made with non-GMO corn.

This process and care lead to drinks that are extraordinary in quality, taste, and body and also complex, clean, and crisp.

Nirvana Vodka is at home in a martini, on the rocks, or in a gimlet as it is in a “Bloody Mary Jane.” And, Nirvana Gin is an especially versatile spirit in a gin martini, in a simple gin and tonic, or in complex gin cocktails.

Black Slate



More great press for Black Slate!
It is hard to believe that we started working with the Black Slate lineup all the way back with the 2010 Vintage!  I wonder if any of our customers still have a 2010 Black Slate Porrera or La Vilella Alta in their cellar? If so we would love to hear how they are tasting. Looking back on our original blog post from 2013 I am amazed that the prices for these gems are still under $20. It was true then and it is true now, the wines represent some of the greatest values from any region in the world.


2016 Black Slate La Vilella Alta Priorat....$19.99
This generous red features a round, soft texture that carries ripe black fruit flavors, laced with licorice, toast and loamy earth notes. Offers well-integrated tannins and gentle acidity. Pretty floral and cinnamon details emerge on the finish. Drink now through 2028. 1,800 cases imported.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

2017 Black Slate Gratallops Vi De La Vila Priorat...$18.99
The 2017 Black Slate Gratallops Vi De La Vila comes from a warmer region in the Priorat and has a more powerful, ripe, opulent style compared to the Porrera cuvée, which comes from a cooler region. A huge nose of mulled cherries, dried earth, spice, and dusty pebble-like minerality gives way to a medium to full-bodied Priorat that has ripe tannins, an opulent, sexy texture, and a great finish. It’s another wine from Solomon that has classic Priorat character, is impeccably balanced, and drinks way above its humble price point. Don’t miss it! The blend is 58% Grenache, 32% Carignan, and 10% Syrah, aged 12 months in 20% new French oak.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Mother's Brewing Materfamilias RYE Whiskey Barrel Aged

Another case just appeared!




Mother's Brewing Materfamilias RYE Whiskey Barrel Aged...$12.99 / 22oz
Our Single Barrel Materfamilias series highlights the unique qualities that each barrel type brings to the Materfamilias program. Aged for 8 months in Willett Family Distillery rye whiskey barrels, this beer gains strong flavors and aromas of fresh cut grass, baking spice, sweet cherry, and a firm charred oak. This special release is a look into the blending that determines the character of the ultimate Materfamilias release that also stands alone as a unique drinking experience.
PROFILE: rich dark chocolate, barrel tannin and spirit alcohol, sugar cane and nougat

360 Vodka St. Louis Blues CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION!



In stock now

360 Vodka St. Louis Blues CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION!
$12.99 / bottle