Saturday, September 28, 2019

Larceny Wheated Bourbon

Great wheated Bourbon!
John E. Fitzgerald
Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon Small Batch..$19.99
Compare to $22.99 at Total Wine and More
Larceny was hand selected by the Master Distillers to have a taste profile of a six-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Made with wheat as the secondary grain, instead of the traditional rye, Larceny is a smoother tasting Bourbon.
Color:  Bright new copper
Aroma:  Fresh bread and toffee, with a note of butterscotch
Taste:  Buttery caramel and honeyed notes, with a rich mouthfeel
Finish:  Long, gently sweet and savory

Napa Cabs!

Always one of Napa's most impressive 2nd Wines.
2016 Dominus “Napanook”....$79.99
This is a flamboyant red that offers hazelnuts, dark berries and a hint of chocolate. Full-bodied with round and soft tannins. So fresh. So rich, enticing and layered. A blend of 84 per cent cabernet sauvignon, nine per cent petit verdot and seven per cent cabernet franc. Delicious now. Drink or hold
Rated 96/100 James Suckling

I still remember the first time I was able to taste Etude Cabernet, it was the release of the 1997 Vintage and while we were only allocated 6 bottles, it was on my early wine drinking bucket list, so as the newly installed Wine Buyer at what was then just “The Cheese Place” on Forsyth I made the executive decision to sell myself a bottle. Needless to say the wine left an impression and having tasted the 2014 this past week, it seems they haven't missed a beat. This is seriously good Napa Cabernet--Aaron

2014 Etude Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon....$75.98
The deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is intense, expressive and open for business with exuberant blackberry and blueberry notes plus hints of cedar, dried herbs, violets, pencil shavings and menthol. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a soft, rich decadence about it, with nice smooth tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with satisfying toasty notes.
Rated 93+/100 The Wine Advocate

Friday, September 27, 2019

Beer Tasting today

Beer Tasting today

The Wine and Cheese Place -- Forsyth

7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO

September 27th from 4-6pm

4 Hands Warped Perception IPA

Decadent Creamery Mango Sorbet

Abomination Brewing Bro Beer
Crushable Session IPA gently dry hopped with galaxy

Abomination Brewing Drawing a Blank Triple IPA

Triple Dry Hopped
Triple India Pale Ale
Hops: Galaxy, Citra, and Mandarina Bavarian Hops
11.1% ABV

High West A Midwinter Nights Dram

1 per person
High West A Midwinter Nights Dram...$89.99
Act: 7
Scene: 4

A limited release of Rendezvous Rye finished in port and French oak barrels.
This is a very unique rye whiskey that tastes like the flavors of Christmas.
The name is a play on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream. When we first tasted this special whiskey, it seemed perfect for a really cold night, hence, A Midwinter Night’s Dram.
Class & Type: A blend of straight rye whiskeys, finished in port and French oak barrels.
Proof: 98.6 ͦ
Around here, whiskey is considered a necessity for surviving the long, cold winters. One sip of A Midwinter Night’s Dram™, alongside a cozy fire, and dreary winter nights become warm and dream-like. Imagine a holiday gathering, filled with the scents of a proper Christmas pudding, lovely mulling spices, and crème anglais.

This limited release whiskey starts with our Rendezvous® Rye, which is then finished in port and French oak barrels. ‘Tis a sumptuous marriage of vanilla, caramel and cinnamon, enhanced with raisin and spice accents. So join us good ladies and gents. Gather ‘mongst thy family and friends, and raise thy glass to winters that are “Swift as a shadow, as short as any dream.”

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Tasting this Thursday with Nicolas Palazzi


Tasting this Thursday with Nicolas Palazzi

The Wine and Cheese Place - Forsyth

7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO

Thursday - September 26th 
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Let us know if you are coming - it is quick and easy - click here

Nicolas Palazzi:
Nicolas Palazzi is a Bordeaux-bred, Brooklyn-based importer and distributor specializing in artisan Cognac and other forgotten spirits.
PM Spirits, imports a portfolio of curated artisanal European made distillates - all of which are made by real people who respect local traditions and work methodically (OK, obsessively), while rejecting any notions of additives or corner cutting.

Nicolas Palazzi owner PM Spirits

Taste these great spirits!
  • Navazos-Palazzi Gin finished in Brandy Barrels 
  • Navazos-Palazzi Overseas Oloroso Sherry Whiskey 
  • Navazos-Palazzi Spanish Oloroso Malt Whiskey
  • G'Vine Floraison 
  • G'Vine Nouaison 
  • La Quintinye Royal Blanc 
  • La Quintinye Royal Dry
  • La Quintinye Royal Rouge

More info about a few of the products you will taste....

Navazos Palazzi Overseas Malt Whisky....$89.99
Bota #12 Single Sherry Cask
Cask Strength bottled in 2017
900 bottles produced
Non age statement, but about 7 years old.
52.5% ABV
100% Malted Barley aged 3 Years in Scotland and then sent to Jerez, Spain at 63% full proof and then aged 4 years in Spain.
The Overseas Malt line is comprised of a total of 8 casks, with one release per year. This first release is a single cask, cask #12, bottled unfiltered and undiluted in 2017.

Equipo Navazos and Nicolas Palazzi, in their quest to offer the spirits connoisseurs a chance to taste exceptional distillates, present "Oversees" Malt Whisky Navazzos-Palazzi. This whisky is made from malt grown and distilled in Scotland and has spent almost all its life in Spain, aging in casks that once contained Palo Cortado Sherry. It is bottled straight from "bota #12", a single cask, at cask strength.

Navazos Palazzi Bota Punta Spanish Malt Whisky...$89.99
52.5% ABV
10 years old
900 bottles produced
It was 10 Years old at bottling, distilled in Spain from Spanish Malt. This 2017 bottling is sourced from the same batch of casks as Navazos Palazzi's previous Spanish malt releases. The spirit is rested at full proof in freshly emptied Oloroso Sherry Casks. This is the "Bota Punta", the cask at the beginning of the bottom row of barrels. The casks ages in a special way: due to its location it is often subjected to more air and light than the other casks in the solera. As well, it is more aerated, as the Bota Punta is the cask most often used to sample distillery guests. This 2017 release is one of 900 bottles, unfiltered, undiluted, and cask strength.

Navazos Palazzi Cask Strength Barrel Aged Gin...$79.99
Aged 4 years
42.5% ABV
900 bottles produced
Crafted from neutral grain spirit distilled in Piedmont, Italy. The fresh spirit is then sent to Belgium, where it 's married with Spanish botanicals sourced by Navazos-Palazzi: Juniper berries, coriander, angelica, lemon peel, sweet orange peel and bitter orange peel. The spirit's proof is gently brought to roughly 60 before going into four single casks, which previously held first fino sherry, and then brandy de Jerez. After four years of rest, the first of these casks, Cask #55 has been bottled unfiltered for release in 2017

Orin Swift Eight Years in the Desert

Pre-arrival -- 

Arrives next week - reserve yours now. 
This one went fast last year.!
subject to confirmation.
We will not charge your card. You can pay at pick up

Pre-arrival price!
2018 Orin Swift Eight Years in the Desert...$37.98

*New Release* Zinfandel Blend
An opaque core with a red amethyst rim, the wine opens with ripe raspberry and blackberry, dark plum preserves and hints of black pepper and clove. An entry of heft, the palate is packed with blueberry and sweet black cherry along with touch of fresh herbs—thyme, savory and tarragon. Long on the finish, the ripe tannins, a dash of ash, and notes of black tea round out the wine.

  • Zinfandel
  • Syrah
  • Petite Sirah
  • Grenache 
  • Aged for 8 months in French and American Oak, 37% New
  • 15.6% Alc. by volume

2015 Massolino Barolo d'Serralunga

One of our favorite Barolo's is back. We are excited to have scored 5 cases of the 2015 Massolino Barolo Serralunga.

It is rare indeed to find a top flight young Barolo that is ready to drink, but the Massolino Barolo d' Serralunga is just that. Sourced from 5 different Vineyard sites throughout Serralunga this wine shows the beauty of the vintage in its youth.

2015 Massolino Barolo d' Serralunga...$44.99
This is the bread-and-butter wine for the folks at Massolino, and great care is taken to make sure they get it right year after year. The 2015 Barolo is almost all fruit from Serralunga d'Alba (this township makes up 99% of the blend), with a tiny part from Castiglione Falletto. Fruit comes from five vineyard sites, including Briccolina, Collaretto, Broglio and Le Turne, all in Serralunga d'Alba. The tiny part of Castiglione Falletto fruit comes from the Parussi cru. The complex nature of the blend represents old-school Barolo tradition, and it works beautifully in a warm vintage such as this. (That Serralunga d'Alba's rich marlstone soil keeps the moisture of the vintage locked within.) This is a full and exuberant expression with a well-defined profile of spice, rusty nail, potting soil and truffle. Overall, this vintage is accessible, soft and delicious from the start.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

Von Strasser Reserve Red Diamond Mountain

If it sounds too good to be true it usually is, unless....

This deal truly is amazing, we are able to offer the 2013 Von Strasser Reserve at less than half of its original price.
Library release from Von Strasser!

This has been stored perfectly in the cellars of Von Strasser -- just arrived in perfect condition to us!

2013 Von Strasser Reserve Red Diamond Mountain....$59.99*
Originally $129.99
This big, bold blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and smaller amounts of Malbec and Merlot is powerfully built, with firm, integrated tannins that feel chalky and dusty. Black currant and cherry flavors dominate, with waves of tobacco and dark chocolate leading to a soft, lingering finish. This will cellar well
Rated 92/100 The Wine Enthusias

Cheese features at all 4 locations

Come in for a taste of our feature cheeses this week
Appenzeller Mountain Cheese
The production of Appenzeller is highly regulated and has been produced for over 700 years!  The are only 4 cantons in northeaster Switzerland that can produce Appenzeller.  What makes Appenzeller different from other cheeses from Switzerland is that the rind is rubbed with an herbal brine before it starts to age.   The brine includes wine and may different herbs that are kept a secret.   Classic cheese that is great for melting and using in fondue also!

Fontina Fontal 
Italy - Lombardy region
Mild buttery cheese from Northern Italy.  One of the best melting cheeses as it does not separate when you melt it.  It was originally made in France and called Fontina but they were forced to changed the name to Fontal to protect the Italian Fontina Val'Aosta cheese.  Now Fontal is also produced in Italy. 

Weekly Whiskey Flight

Weekly Whiskey Flight

(IN)Famous Tasting Bar - Forsyth location only
"Bond...Bottled in Bond"

--   $9 for a 3/4 ounce pour of each

Here are the Bottled in Bond "rules of the road". The spirit must be at least four years old, bottled at exactly 100 proof, come from one distillery and one distillation season, and be aged in a federally bonded warehouse.

  • Evan Williams White Label Straight Bourbon
  • Old Forester "1897" Straight Bourbon
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch Straight bourbon

Chesterfield Tasting Bar - 
"Cask Finish Bourbons"

--   $11 for a 3/4 ounce pour of each

This Week’s flight at The Wine And Cheese Place in Chesterfield/Ballwin.
Try these three cask finish Bourbons for only $11!

  • Jefferson Reserve Pritchard Hill Cabernet Cask
  • Belle Meade Madeira Cask
  • Isaac Bowman Port Barrel Cask

Available now - Ends this Saturday Sept 28th

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

New Ballas - September 28th

New Ballas Customer Appreciation Tasting is next!
September 28th - Saturday from 1pm-4pm

Open House Wine Tasting!
Please let us know if you are planning to attend so we can prepare the right amount of snacks for the event.

click here to sign up

We are starting to populate the list for the tasting
here are some of the wines and spirits for the tasting
more to be added...

  • Macallan Classic Cut
  • Glenlivet Enigma
  • Yellow Spot Irish Whiskey
  • Jefferson Ocean TWCP Wheated
  • Smooth Ambler Big Level Wheated
  • Laphroaig Cairdeas
  • Stags leap Investor
  • Etude Pinot Noir
  • Matua Sauv Blanc
  • Scharffenberger Brut
  • Scharffenberger brut Rose
  • Roederer Anderson Valley
  • Roederer Brut Premier
  • Mastro Janni Brunello
  • Antonutti Pinot Grigio
  • La Spinona Chardonnay
  • La Spinona Barberesco
  • Mombruzzo Pinot Noir
  • Anselmo Vermouth
  • Elena Walch Schiava
  • Salvard Cheverny Blanc
  • Rickshaw Chardonnay
  • Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Virginia Distillery
  • Cheongsam Tea Liqueur
  • Redwood Empire Spirits
  • 1220 canned cocktails
  • Arenya Torrontes
  • Barraud Macon Villages
  • Mad Hatter
  • Round Pond Cab Sauv
  • Hall Sauv Blanc
  • Hall Cab Sauv
  • Wagner Unoaked Chardonnay
  • Casamaro Faugeres
  • Brash Higgins Cab Franc
list subject to change without notice.

We had a great turnout at our Rock Hill and Forsyth events!
Thank you!

Codigo George Strait

Codigo George Strait Single Barrel Anejo Tequila...$95.99
Codigo special George Strait edition bottle!

We are raffling off an autographed George Strait Codigo Guitar!

Raffle for a George Strait Autographed guitar
  • Each bottle of Codigo George Strait you purchase counts as a raffle ticket
  • You can purchase as many bottles as you like.  We only have about 50 bottles available. 
  • The bottles must be paid for and picked up before the drawing.  
  • You must reserve it online to be included in the raffleClick here to order
  • The raffle goes from September 24th until October 25th!
  • You must be able to pick up the guitar from one of our 4 locations.
  • The guitar is at our Forsyth location now if you would like to come see it. 
  • You must be 21 years of age to enter
Again you must reserve it online to be included in the raffle. You can choose any of our 4 stores to pick up from and you will get notification when your bottle is ready to pick up.

We will be having a tasting event of Codigo Brett Hull Championship Rosa Edition and the George Strait soon.  That is when we will draw the raffle ticket for the guitar (you will not have to be present to win the guitar)

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Chivas Regal Ultis Blended Malt Whisky

Chivas Regal Ultis Blended Malt Whisky...$189.99
5 Signature Single Malts
5 Master Blenders
Chivas Ultis is the first blended malt from the house of Chivas. Every drop contains five precious single malts, selected from five of the most cherished Speyside distilleries, in honour of our five illustrious master blenders. This unique and prestigious whisky is the true essence of Chivas Regal.
Because blended is better, in life and in Scotch.

Ferdinand's Saar Dry Gin

Ferdinand's Saar Dry Gin...$53.99
The Recipe of our Riesling-Infused Ferdinand's Saar Dry Gin is an homage to the fruitful landscape of the Saar-Region. Over 30 finely balanced botanicals mainly from our own cultivation or regional grown in combination with the finest Riesling grapes of the large Saarburger Rausch guarantee a maximum drinking pleasure.

Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2010

2 more bottles arrived!!!
Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2010 Islay Single Malt...$89.99

Bere Barley is a six-row heritage variety that has long since been forgotten from the modern world of standardised whisky making. Its revival into present day has taken effort and resilience from an entire network of millers, growers and agronomists. Our Bere project is dedicated to those like-minded souls, who have preserved a legacy and found modern applications in flavourful food and drinks, whatever the odds. This Bruichladdich Bere Barley was distilled in 2010 from a 2009 harvest, brought home by Peter, John, Magnus, Sydney and Duncan on the Orkney Islands.

Bruichladdich Islay Single Malt The Organic 2010

Bruichladdich Islay Single Malt The Organic 2010...$89.99
The whisky we distil from the organic barley of Mid Coul reflects the complex natural flavours of the landscape. Just as our stillmen refuse to abandon the traditional crafts of distillation in favour of automation or industrialisation, so farmer William Rose rejects the use of herbicides, pesticides and artificial fertilisers. Crop rotation is key. Our barley must take its turn in a seven year farm cycle that also produces organic cattle, sheep, oats, beans, grass, carrots, market gardening and a megawatt of green electricity. Respecting the land, the soil and the climate nourishes a genuine and thorough understanding of terroir and the results are pure Bruichladdich.

Jefferson Wheated / TWCP Barrel

Jefferson / TWCP Ocean Small Batch Bourbon Wheated Mash Bill Voyage #19...$69.99
Voyage 19
45% ABV
TWCP Barrel
The bourbon barreled for Ocean Voyage 19, once again uses wheat in its mash bill as its small grain instead of the typical rye.  Reminiscent of Voyage 15, the less flavorful wheat allowed the sweetness of the corn to build through the maturation process.  Once barreled and put to sea, the bourbon was immediately and continually influenced by the salt air and constant movement of the ship.  Ocean Voyage 19 traveled to 30 ports, 5 continents and crossed the equator 4 times in the process.

Vergnano Cioco Carciofo Liqueur

Vergnano Cioco Carciofo Liqueur...$27.99

Artichoke Liqueur
Cioco is made by blending unique herbs and citruses extract.
The artichoke plant combined with orange and bitter provides an herbal bittersweet features.  Cioco is an Italian artichoke liqueur known for its versatility and distinctive flavor.   Cioco gives a “pungent” note to cocktails and it is ideal as pre or post dinner drink.

Mahogany color. Exotic aromas of juicy tangerine, saffron, orris root, ginger, cola, stewed plums,cinnamon, and lemon balm with a velvety, vibrant, bittersweet medium body and a warming, involved, medium-long milk chocolate covered nuts, espresso, and chicory finish. A floral-spiked bitter liqueur that will fit in a wide variety of cocktails; expert balance makes this a nice choice to sip neat after dinner.

Rated 94/100

Budweiser / Jim Beam Copper Lager

Budweiser / Jim Beam Copper Lager...$7.99 / 6pk
Budweiser and Jim Beam are joining forces for a limited edition collaboration.  The Budweiser Reserve Copper Lager is a rich lager aged on Jim Beam Bourbon barrel staves with hints of vanilla and caramel rye followed by a deliciously smooth finish

Public Access Silent Rejoice

Public Access Silent Rejoice...$18.99 / 4pk
(sold as singles also)
Double Dry Hopped IPA