Saturday, November 16, 2019

Goose Island BCS 2019 Release

Here is what The Wine and Cheese Place is expecting for the 2019 Goose Island BCS release!!

Part will be released via BRC based heavily on Goose Island purchases and we will also have a Goose Island Release Party early Friday November 29th at our Forsyth location.  

Watch for more details next week.

Bourbon County Stout
This year’s Bourbon County Stout, aged in a mix of Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace, and Wild Turkey barrels, yields a rich, complex mouthfeel. Flavors of cocoa, fudge, vanilla, caramel, almond, plus leather and tobacco, permeate this beer and deepen with each sip. We’ve bottled Bourbon County Stout for 15 years and this year’s vintage is one that you will want to hold on to for years to come.

Bourbon County Wheatwine
The 2018 Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers (FoBAB) award-winning variant is back for its second year, this year aged 100% in Larceny wheated bourbon casks from our partners at Heaven Hill. The result is a softer flavor profile, full of caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, and toffee flavors, all while carrying the nuances of Larceny bourbon barrels.

Reserve Rye Bourbon County Stout
Our Reserve Bourbon County Stout releases showcase how a premium single source bourbon barrel can influence the nuances and flavors of our original BCS.The 2019 Reserve Rye is aged in 100% Rittenhouse Rye barrels - lovingly referred to as "the bartender's favorite" rye. Rittenhouse's Barrels had a unique effect on the original imperial stout, imparting flavors of fruit and spice. Reserve Rye accentuates all that makes Rittenhouse and Bourbon County unique.

Bourbon County Café de Olla Stout
Created in partnership with our next door neighbors, Intelligentsia Coffee, Café de Olla is inspired by the traditional Mexican beverage of the same name. We added coffee beans and cold brew coffee to Original Bourbon County Stout and then enhanced this beer further through additions of cassia bark, orange peel, and panela sugar. The resulting beer is layered in complexity. Coffee and orange permeate the nose and are followed by notes of cinnamon, chocolate, and a pleasant sweetness.

Bourbon County Mon Chéri Stout
“Mon Chéri,” or “my darling” in French, is a love letter from our brewer Quinn to his wife, an avid lover of all things cherry. Mon Chéri is made with Balaton and Montmorency cherries, oats, and a dash of brown sugar. The interplay of these ingredients creates aromas of amaretto and almond. With each sip you’ll instantly be reminded of cherry cobbler. Mon Chéri has a silky, velvety finish thanks to the addition of oats to the beer.

Bourbon County Stout Vertical Collection
This year, we are proud to offer the Bourbon County Stout Vertical Collection.This is an opportunity for beer lovers to experience multiple years of our beloved Bourbon County Stout in a side-by-side tasting of 2017, 2018, and 2019 vintages of Bourbon County. Drinkers can explore every nuance in flavor between each vintage year and enhance their understanding of how Bourbon County develops in the bottle over time.

2nd Shift Cat Spit Stout cans

2nd Shift Cat Spit Stout cans...$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Cat Spit Stout
Oatmeal Milk Stout
Coffeey, roasty, blah blah blah, it's a stout, just drink it, it's really good.

2nd Shift Black Noise Imperial Stout

2nd Shift Black Noise Imperial Stout...$11.99 / 4pk cans
9.4% ABV
Getting back to our roots, our newest imperial stout Black Noise features no adjuncts, just pure stout goodness. Dark, rich, and roasty.

Miller High Life Limited Edition Bottle

Miller High Life Limited Edition Bottle...$2.99 / 750ml

The Champagne of Beers 

back in stock at Forsyth only

Dos Maderas Rum

Dos Maderas 5 + 3 Double Aged Rum...$24.99
Compare to $25.99 at Total Wine and More
  • Aged 5 Years in the Caribbean - Oak Casks
  • Aged 3 years in Jerez, Spain - Old Sherry Casks
Double Ageing
Definition: aged rum with a two-stage maturing process.
Alcoholic content: 37,5% ABV.
Production: first resting for five years in the Caribbean, inside American oak casks. Later shipped to the facilities of the Williams & Humbert winery in Jerez (Andalucia - Spain) where it undergoes the final stage of ageing, which lasts for three years, in casks which have previously been used to age the international award-winning sherry "Dos Cortados" with a guaranteed age of 20 years as: certified by the Denomination of Origin Jerez-Xérès-Sherry.

Awards won by Dos Maderas 5+3:
Bronze medal at the International Rum Festival (San Francisco) 2008.
Silver medal at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2008.

Dos Maderas 5 + 5 Double Aged Rum...$38.99
Compare to $37.99 at Total Wine and More
  • Aged 5 Years in the Caribbean - Oak Casks
  • Aged 5 years in Jerez, Spain - Palo Cortado and PX Sherry Casks
Double Ageing
Definition: aged rum with a three stage maturing process.
Alcoholic content: 40% AVB.
Production: first resting for five years in the Caribbean, then for three more at the Williams & Humbert facilities in casks which have aged "Dos Cortados” (Palo Cortado), Dos Maderas 5+3 rum once finished then undergoes a third stage of ageing in butts which have previously aged "Don Guido" sherry (Pedro Ximénez) for 20 years, thus giving origin to the extraordinary Dos Maderas PX rum. Both "Don Guido“ and "Dos Cortados" have been aged for 20 years as certified by the oldest Denomination of Origin in Spain: that of Jerez-Xérès-Sherry.
Gold medal at the "Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition" (Miami) 2009.

Darna Liqueurs

Come to Forsyth today Nov 16 now until 2pm to taste them!

Darna Chocolate Custard Liqueur...$15.99
Chocolate Custard Liqueur is an original and unique product in Croatia with a tradition that dates back to 1925. Dense liqueur with aromatic aroma, distinctive taste and unmatched aroma. It is prepared from whole foods - fresh yolks, milk, sugar and cocoa.  It can be consumed in combination with some carbonated soft drinks. We recommend trying it with Coca - Cola, and it is also great for black coffee. Chocolate Cocktail is also used in confectionery for toppings and creams and pastries, and is also an ingredient in imaginative cocktails. He has been awarded several times at the GAST fair in Split and at the International Wine Fair in Ljubljana, and has been awarded the "Croatian Quality" mark, which confirms his quality, which has been given particular attention.

Darna Amaro....$16.99
Amaro "Darna" is a herbal liqueur of moderate sweetness with a note of bitterness. It is distinguished by the refined scent of orange and the discreet taste of almonds.
We recommend it in the moments of your relaxation as an aperitif or digestive liqueur. Consumed well chilled, with ice and lemon, with cranberry juice or in addition to cocktails. Contains 28% alcohol.

Darna Orahovac Walnut Liqueur...$16.99
Traditional Walnut liqueur that has been enjoyed for centuries.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Raen Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Royal St. Robert

2017 Raen Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Royal St. Robert...$59.99
The 2017 Pinot Noir Royal St. Robert is absolutely gorgeous. A wild array of floral and savory notes make a strong opening statement. Expressive and multi-faceted, the Royal St. Robert is positively dazzling from the very first taste. The interplay of fruit, whole cluster savoriness and structure results in a captivating Pinot that has more than enough pedigree to reward a number of years of cellaring. This is a brilliant showing. Wow!
Rated 94/100 Vinous Media

Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge

2017 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge...$69.98
A dark and winey style, offering a mix of plum, black currant and black cherry notes, infused with black tea, fruitcake and anise accents. Solidly built, vibrant and energetic from start to finish, this carries copious fruit easily through the lengthy finish. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Counoise. Best from 2020 through 2040. 3,500 cases imported. — JM
Rated 95/100 Wine Spectator
The 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape is another sunny, beautifully Provençal effort that has a huge nose of garrigue, raw steak, leather, truffle, and peppery spice. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and balanced, it’s not a massive Beaucastel yet it has a classic, Provençal, incredibly satisfying style that will benefit from 4-6 years of bottle age and keep for two decades.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck
At Beaucastel the Grenache and Cinsault are fermented in cement while the Syrah and Mourvèdre are fermented in foudre. The result features finely pixellated fruits of the forest on the nose, with a full-bodied but mightily fresh and lively palate. The Mourvèdre element is strong this year, bringing vibrancy and power. It's firmly savoury, very dry and dramatic. A very tannic year has produced a seriously structured Beaucastel for the long term.
Drinking Window 2022 - 2030
Rated 95/100 Decanter Magazine
The full-bodied, dense 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape seems a bit closed at the moment, but Asian five spice powder still brings plenty of complexity and nuance to the rich, dark fruit aromas and flavors. Multidimensional, layered and long, this is another terrific vintage for Beaucastel's main cuvée, perhaps falling just slightly behind the 2016 and 2018.
Rated 93-95/100 The Wine Advocate

Perennial Abraxas

Perennial Abraxas Stout...$19.99 / 750ml
Officially no limit, but we reserve the right to limit based on demand
Confirmations could take some time.
You have 7 days to pick up you order or it will go back out for sale

An American Imperial Stout brewed to accentuate the sweet chocolate character and aged on Kakao cacao nibs, vanilla beans, freshly ground cinnamon sticks and ancho chile peppers.

Forsyth - in stock now
Rock Hill - will get reservations sent over later today
New Ballas -- tomorrow at 9am.
Chesterfield -- tomorrow at 9am.

Firestone Walker XXIII Anniversary Ale

Firestone Walker XXIII Anniversary Ale...$11.99 / 12oz

More in stock -- no limit now!

North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve 2017

North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve 2017...$19.99
Bourbon Barrel Aged
Old Stock Cellar Reserve 2017 is a small batch, limited release that has been aged in bourbon barrels. The aging process gives this world-class beer added layers of complexity and flavor. Bottled in a 500 ml bottle with a crown and capsule finish, it is a memorable drink that should be enjoyed as a unique offering.
ABV: 13.6%

Surly Brewing Coffee Bender

Back in stock

Surly Brewing Coffee Bender...$8.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Guatemalan coffee, roasted locally, added to Bender, our oatmeal brown ale. Coldpress coffee aromas, intense coffee flavors balanced by the oats in the malt bill, resulting in a cappuccino-like creaminess.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Friday Night Flight:

Friday Night Flight:
New Arrivals @ the (In)Famous Bar

Three 3/4 oz pours for only $15.00!!

Friday November 15th from 11am - 6:30pm at our Forsyth location in Clayton only

  • George Remus Straight Bourbon Repeal Reserve #3 50% abv 
  • Michter's Toasted Barrel Finish Sour Mash Whiskey 43% abv 
  • Beam "Little Book" Straight Bourbon 2019 Release 61.30% abv

Liqueur tasting

Darko Latinovic of Darna International
Featuring Liqueurs from Croatia

Saturday November 16th

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton Mo

Since 1925, the Latinovic family has been producing quality liqueurs and spirits in Croatia. Darko is the 3rd generation involved in the family business, finally bringing their wares to the U.S. market.
He will be pouring three different spirits from their portfolio as well as mixing a few cocktails.

  • Orahovac Walnut Liqueur
  • Amaro
  • Cokoladni Liker (Chocolate custard liqueur)

Wine Tasting - Chesterfield location

Chesterfield location
Open House Wine Tasting!
Taste great new releases we just received!

This Friday, November 15th
4-6:30 PM

Let us know you are coming - sign up here.  It is free, quick and easy!

Scheduled to taste

  • 2018 Horgelus Côtes Gascogne de Blanc....$9.99
  • 2016 Comte de Langeron Coteaux Bourguignons Blanc...$19.99
  • 2017 Heritage Familial Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge...$15.99
  • 2018 Heritage Familial Bordeaux Blanc...$15.99
  • 2018 Medimer Marselan Rose...$13.99
  • 2016 Château Pineraie "Cuvée des Dames" Cahors...$14.99
  • 2017 Le Grand Valmal Cotes du Rhone Villages Vieilles Vignes...$16.99
  • 2018 Château Haut Claribes Bordeaux Superieur...$19.99
  • Domaine Collin Cremant de Limoux Brut....$19.99
  • 2017 Les Darons Languedoc...$16.99
  • 2017 Bench Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County...$19.99
  • 2016 Leaping Horse Red Blend....$9.99

Bordeaux Wine Class

Wine Class!

2016 Bordeaux Wine Class
Featuring our own Aaron Zwicker and Dave Davis
(with a combined over 40 years of wine experience in St. Louis!)

Thursday, December 5th 7:00-8:30pm
The Wine and Cheese Place (Forsyth Tasting Room)
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO

$35 per person
Limited to 12 guests
Reservations required

Click here to sign up now

2016 was another classic year in Bordeaux,even after 2014 & 2015, two well-reviewed vintages.
We’re featuring our favorite, affordable and age-worthy wines from this great vintage.

“The 2016 vintage in Bordeaux will surely be seen as a high point of this decade, though the 2015s are very close in overall quality.“
Bordeaux writer Neal Martin of Vinous Media

Here are a few of the wines we are pouring. Complete lineup to be announced soon

  • 2017 Heritage Familial White
  • 2016 Chateau Meyney -- Rated 96/100
  • 2016 Smith Haut Lafitte  -- Rated 98/100
  • 2016 Chateau La Fleur Rouge Saint-Emilion
  • 2016 Chateau Fontenil Fronsac (Michel Rolland)
  • 2016 Le Petit Haut Lafitte (Smith Haut-Lafitte)
  • 2016 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

Info on a few of the wines....

2016 Smith Haut Lafitte...$154.99
A brilliant wine, one of the best ever at this property. Straight from the first nose you feel an added dimension and aromatic complexity to this bottle. The diversity of flavours tumbles out on the attack, from brambled autumnal fruits to tighter, fresher black cherry and cassis notes. The body is deeply coloured, full of life and pleasure, with rich, deep cassis and high but generous alcohol that's not intrusive but showing through in the smooth texture. It was great En primeur and is even better today. 1% Petit Verdot finishes the blend.
98/100 The Wine Advocate
98/100 Vinous
98/100 Decanter
97/100 The Wine Spectator

2016 Chateau Meyney St. Estephe....$39.99
The 2016 Meyney is a bold, powerful wine. Tobacco, menthol, chocolate, spice and torrefaction notes all add shades of darkness. Meyney is potent and quite broad in feel, and yet everything is very nicely balanced. Although not especially subtle, Meyney delivers the goods, and then some
Rated 96/100 James Suckling
Rated 93/100 Vinous Media
2016 Le Petit Haut Lafitte...$39.99
The 2016 Le Petit Haut Lafitte is a fabulous second wine from Smith Haut Lafitte. Inky blue/purplish berry fruit, lavender, menthol, licorice and cloves give the Petit Haut Lafitte its striking aromatic complexity. Deep, resonant and exquisitely layered, the 2016 is a real joy to taste. I would cellar it for another year or two. The 2016 has enough depth and pedigree to develop beautifully for the next 10-15 years.
Rated 94/100 Vinous Media
Rated 94/100 Wine Enthusiast

2016 Fontenil Fronsac
The 2016 Fontenil has a well-defined bouquet of red currant and cranberry fruit, crushed rose petals and light peppery aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berries, a fine bead of acidity and quite a persistent finish. Certainly one of the more elegant Fontenils that I have tasted. Superb.
Rated 92/100 Vinous Media
Rated 91/100 Wine Advocate

Surly Abrasive Double IPA

Surly Abrasive Double IPA...$13.99 / 4pk cans
We originally brewed this beer at the end of 2008 to bid farewell to growler sales, only to underestimate the demand for the first double IPA in Minnesota. We brewed the beer again in spring 2009 and the rest is IPA history. Also history: 16 Grit, the beer’s first handle and a size of abrasive grit used at the old abrasives factory that houses the original Surly mothership in Brooklyn Center.

Surly Darkness Imperial Stout 2019

sold out

Surly Darkness Russian Imperial Stout 2019...$19.99 / 750ml

1 per person

98 Point Chianti

Check this one out!
98 Point Chianti Classico Riserva under $40!!!!

2015 Castello di Bossi Berardo Chianti Classico Riserva...$34.99
10% mix/match case discount available!
The floral aromas are so enticing with rose petals and lavender, which follow through to a full body with beautiful density of fruit. A long and complete finish. The best Chianti Classico ever made here in living memory. Even better than the 1961. Drink or hold.
Rated 98/100 James Suckling
Only one 2015 Chianti scored higher and it sells for $175 plus!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Flights of the Week!

Weekly Whiskey Flight- (IN)Famous Bar - Forsyth Location Only
Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain mama
Take me home, country roads…..

This week's flight: West Virginia’s Smooth Ambler Distillery!
Three 3/4 oz. pours for only $10!

  • Smooth Ambler Straight Bourbon "Contradiction" 46% abv 
  • 13 Year Smooth Ambler "Old Scout" Straight Bourbon Single Barrel 50.5% abv 
  • Smooth Ambler "Old Scout" American Whiskey 107 53.5% abv - Wine and Cheese Place Barrel Selection 

This week’s flight at The Wine & Cheese Place in Chesterfield
Remus Repeal Reserve, an annual ultra-limited release. Crafted with a medley of three different mash bills, Remus Repeal Reserve was made to commemorate the repeal of Prohibition on December 5, 1933. And when we say it’s ultra-limited, we mean it. Expect it to go, and go fast. Remus Repeal Reserve boasts buttery toffee and honeyed smoothness, leading to a bold spiciness and a finish with notes of raisin, fig and toffee.

Try Remus Repeal Reserve series 1-3 for only $15! 

  • Remus Repeal Reserve Bourbon I
  • Remus Repeal Reserve Bourbon II
  • Remus Repeal Reserve Bourbon III

Available now- Ends this Saturday November 16th.

Amazing Gaja Wines!

The great 2016 Gaja Barbaresco

2016 Gaja Barbaresco...$219.98 / 750ml  (60 bottles available)
2016 Gaja Barbaresco...$499.98 / 1.5 liter (3 Mags available)
Gaja's 2016 Barbaresco is positively stellar. A wine of poise and grace, the 2016 has so much to offer. Expressive spice and floral notes open up first, but what really stands out is the wine's nuance and delineation. There is a sense of translucency to the 2016 that is impossible to miss. Sweet red cherry, mint, cinnamon and rose petal develop in the glass, adding further shades of nuance. Quite simply, the 2016 is one of the very finest Gaja Barbarescos in recent memory. This is such a gorgeous wine. Don't miss it.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Spectator
Rated 96/100 Vinous
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate

2016 Gaja Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo...$498.98 / 750ml (30 bottles available)
2016 Gaja Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo...$1198.98 / 1.5 liter (2 Mags available)
The 2016 Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo is an eternal wine that will need 10-15 years in bottle to truly come around. Sorì San Lorenzo is often a big, virile wine. There is plenty of heft to the 2016, but at the same time, I also find an element of refinement and nuance that Sorì San Lorenzo has rarely, if ever, shown. Black cherry, cloves, menthol, licorice, gravel and incense are some of the many aromas and flavor that meld together in this dramatic and dramatically beautiful Barbaresco from the Gaja family. The Sorì San Lorenzo just explodes on the finish, with an array of aromas, flavors and textures that will leave readers weak at the knees. The 2016 is an outrageously beautiful, vivid wine of real gravitas and power.
Rated 98+/100 Vinous
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 99/100 James Suckling

2016 Gaja Costa Barbaresco Costa Russi...$498.98 / 750ml (12 bottles available)
2016 Gaja Costa Barbaresco Costa Russi...$1198.98 / 1.5 liter (2 Mags available)
The 2016 Barbaresco Costa Russi is ripe, creamy and enveloping, as it so often is, and yet also preserves the super classic sense of structure that runs through all these wines. In 2016, Costa Russi has an extra touch of mid-palate sweetness that gives the wine its sense of immediacy. Succulent red cherry, rosewater, kirsch, mint and dried flowers meld together in the glass. Soft and sensual, with tons of allure, Costa Russi is another winner from Gaja. Time in the glass brings out the wine's density and tannins, both of which it has in spades.
Rated 98/100 Vinous
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate

2016 Gaja Barbaresco Sori Tildin...$1198.98 / 1.5 liter (Only 2 Magnums available)
The 2016 Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn is a fabulous, incredibly complete wine that soars out of the glass with explosive structure and vertical lift. The tannins are very much present, but also matched beautifully by the wine's aromatic intensity and overall drive. Dark macerated cherry, spice, leather, licorice, plum and mocha add darker shades of nuance. In 2016, Sorì Tildìn is a bit more brooding and bigger than it often is, and yet all the elements are impeccably balanced. It is quite simply a majestic wine of real grandeur and total class, but it is not obvious. Sorì Tildìn will appeal most to readers who understand what the truest essence of Nebbiolo is all about. In a word: magnificent!
Rated 100/100 Vinous
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Pinckney Bend Whiskey Sherry Cask

Pinckney Bend Whiskey Sherry Cask...$27.99 / 375ml
100 proof
Finished in Spanish oak barrels

Kalani Natural Mayan Coconut Liqueur

Kalani Natural Mayan Coconut Liqueur...$29.99
100% NATURAL COCONUT Kalani is 100% natural coconut rum liqueur made from fresh coconut milk, extracted from a special hybrid of coconut brought over to the Yucatán by the son of Don Carlos Aristi, Rafael Aristi, nicknamed “Malayan Dwarf Coconuts.” The Aristi family grows their coconuts on their plantation in Oxtapacab, Yucatán

Pisco Logia

Pisco Logia...$33.99
Pisco Logía Acholado is a blend of our estate-grown Quebranta and Italia grapes. It is velvety and warm, with a pop of eucalyptus, perfect for mixing or sipping.
41.8% ABV

Mexicat Raicilla

Mexicat Raicilla ....$54.99
100% Agave Maximiliana

Each bottle’s cat mask is an individual Huichol artistic creation.
Alvarez believes roasting the agaves in clay ovens creates a spirit that is more pure, a spirit in which the flavors and aromas of the ingredients are not obscured by wood smoke or by the earth that is used to cover a palenque (pit-oven).

The Maximiliana yields a complex raicilla with body and strong character. Because of the clay oven, the flavors and aromas are more true to the agave: citric, fruity, vegetal, and surprisingly gentle. This is first-class product, true to its ancestry.

Mexicat Raicilla: Full-bodied, flavorful, clean, and soft. ABV is about 40%, which is the local preference.

Virginia Distillery Prelude: Courage & Conviction

Virginia Distillery Prelude: Courage & Conviction..$63.99
Ahead of the launch of our Flagship release of Courage & Conviction, enjoy an early look into this new line with Prelude: Courage & Conviction.
Be one of a few to experience this sneak peek. Prelude: Courage & Conviction, an American Single Malt whisky, is made from 100% malted barley and aged a minimum of three years in Sherry, Cuvée and Bourbon Casks. The combination of these results in notes of caramel, butterscotch, fig, barrel spice and dark red fruit.