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Thursday, December 5, 2019

#1 Wine of the Year



#1 Wine of the Year from
the Wine Enthusiast Top 100 2019

Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco....$18.99
compare to $21.99 at Total Wine and More STL
Aromas of white spring flower, Bartlett pear and citrus waft out of the glass. The racy, refreshing palate is full of energy, offering crisp yellow-apple, lemon drop and orange zest flavors balanced by vibrant acidity. A perlage of small, refined and continuous bubbles provides the silky backdrop. KERIN O’KEEFE
Rated 94/100 Wine Enthusiast

Baker's Single Barrel Bourbon 107 Proof 7+ Year Old



Baker's Single Barrel Bourbon 107 Proof 7+ Year Old...$49.99


Current barrel is 8 Years 6 months

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Last bottle of Perennial Barrel Aged Maman Imperial Stout - TWCP Edition

The last bottle!!!

This bottle has been sitting in the back room, I was not wanting to let the last bottle go!

But now is the time!

One lucky BRC member can purchase this bottle if their name is drawn on December 20th.
It will be based solely on Perennial support from December 1st-December 19th (7pm).  

Every $20 you spend on Perennial Beers you will get a raffle ticket.  If you spend $40, you will get two tickets and so on.    
We will draw the name December 20th (will update details as we get closer)

One of truly incredible beers we have sold!

Only 1 bottle left

Perennial Barrel Aged Maman Imperial Stout - TWCP Edition...$39.99
10.5% Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
- A two barrel blend (Four Roses and Wild Turkey) that has been aging for an amazing 31 months!
"They took awhile to come around (31 months!), but I think you’ll agree it was worth the wait." - Phil Wymore, owner and head brewer of Perennial.

Beringer values



Beringer is delivering some amazing values




#1 TOP 100 BEST BUY 2019

Only $6.98

Beringer 2017 Founder's Estate Pinot Noir..$6.98
#1 TOP 100 BEST BUY 2019
This medium- to full-bodied wine is one of the best values in Pinot today. It shows classic black and red-cherry aromas, a broad palate of dark fruits and light oak spices. Lifted acidity and moderate tannins complete the nicely composed picture. 
Rated 91/100 The Wine Enthusiast





2017 Beringer Founders Estate Cabernet Sauvignon...$5.99
Lowest price in the country is $7.49

The new blend of Beringer Founders’ Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from some of California’s most renowned as well as emerging appellations. Over half of the wine comes from coastal vineyards, including Paso Robles and Monterey. Vineyards in Lodi and San Joaquin and Sacramento counties comprise the balance of the blend.
TASTING NOTES: The Beringer Founders’ Estate Cabernet has a distinct varietal profile full of dark, rich red fruit characteristics, enriched by toasted oak and spice from aging on French oak.

Monkey 47 Gin Distiller's Cut 2019




Limited Edition!

Monkey 47 Gin Distiller's Cut 2019...$69.99 / 375ml
Nutmeg Mace - Myristicae arillus (Macis)
After nearly 10 years of these texts, we could probably spare you the introduction, but the newbies will hopefully appreciate a brief review: botanical curiosity, the hunt for exotic aromas, numerous expeditions, Species Rara ... You guessed it – it’s time for another edition of Monkey 47 Distiller's Cut in all its wonderful facets!

This year, that good old wanderlust led us not into the depths of London, but to a place entirely above ground: a souk in the United Arab Emirates. Amidst the intoxicating scents, intense colours, and other hallmarks of the Orient, we met our old friend Ryan Clift (alias: Chef Ryan) , who served as more than just a companion on our most recent search for distinct distillates.

Ryan Clift's culinary career began at the age of 14 at a Michelin-starred restaurant near his hometown of Devizes, Wiltshire (UK). Immediately drawn to the high energy and atmosphere of the kitchen, Ryan worked his way up from washing dishes to become a young protégé. After graduating from culinary school, he moved to London, where he landed a position in the restaurant of London's most prestigious hotel, Claridge's. Over the course of his 20-year career, Ryan has worked with some of the world's best chefs, including Marco-Pierre White, Peter Gordon, Emmanuel Renaut, Shannon Bennett, and Raymond Capaldi. In 1999, he moved to Australia, where he excelled as head chef of Vue de Monde,one of the country’s most acclaimed restaurants. “We sail tonight for Singapore / We're all as mad as hatters here…” Inspired and encouraged by Tom Waits’ eponymous mid-80s classic, Ryan then moved to Singapore in 2008 to start his own venture of culinary madness and take modern food and cocktail pairing to a new level. Essentially, the mission was as simple as it was challenging: Have one big chef’s table that would draw the customer into the kitchen and bar to experience all the magic of the creative process. With that, the Tippling Club was born. Mission accomplished! Cheers, Ryan – we’ll catch up with you and all the other hatters the next time we’re in town

For the moment, however, let's focus on our need for something special and truly beguiling – the Orient and Occident in sensory symbiosis, if you like. Our wide-ranging culinary ventures soon broadened our botanical horizons in a manner that far surpassed our expectations. Spurred on by Ryan’s own inquisitiveness, we spent days experimenting before coming to a unanimous decision: Ladies and gentlemen, we're pleased to present the aril (covering) of the nutmeg seed, Myristica fragrans!

Saision Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopping Stryrian Wolf




Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopping Stryrian Wolf...$15.99 / 4pk

Every year, Dupont’s Master Brewer, Olivier Dedeycker, makes a special dry-hopped version of the brewery’s world famous Saison Dupont, allowing him to incorporate a different hop variety each season. For the 2018 edition, Olivier added Styrian Wolf hops—a Slovakian variety known for its exceptional tropical fruit notes—to complement the Saison’s iconic peppery flavor.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Boon Geuze!!!!!


Boon Oude Geuze A L'Ancienne Vat 110 Mono Blend...$17.99 / 375ml
Brewed on 4/16/2014 and bottled on 12/15/2016
Vat 110 is characterized by its richness in aromas originating from the brett yeasts present in the foeder.  It is a slightly dry, yet full-bodied traditional Oude Geuze with hints of vanilla and dried fruit. 








Boon Oude Geuze A L'Ancienne 2 pack with a glass...$29.99 / set

2 bottles and a Boon glass!
Oude Geuze Boon is one of the finest examples of the traditional 100% spontaneous fermentation Lambic style. To moderate the sourness, Boon Brewery only brews Lambic in the 7 cold months, from early October until April, according to the traditional “turbid mash” system.



Boon Geuze Discovery Box....$59.99 / 4pk with tasting manual

  • Vat 91
  • Vat 92
  • Vat 108
  • Vat 110
  • plus a tasting manual



As the name suggests, the Geuze Discovery Box is a box that lets you discover several new geuze beers. The box contains four new Oude Geuze Boon ‘VAT’ beers, each matured in its own particular oak barrel at the Boon Brewery reserve. In the cellars of Boon Brewery today, there are 158 giant oak barrels known as “foeders”, each containing up to 27,000 liters of lambic beer. Visitors to the Brewery sometimes ask whether they can taste the beer in the barrels and whether the beer from a particular barrel can be bought in shops. In the past, this wasn’t possible because Oude Geuze

Boon normally consists of a mixture of lambic from several different barrels. “But then we thought about it and, in 2013, we brought the very first Oude Geuze Boon VAT 44 to market,” explained Frank Boon, founder of the brewery. “This was a small production of Oude Geuze made up of 90% lambic from a single barrel, foeder number 44. The remaining 10% was a young lambic which contained the sugars for the bottle conditioning.” “The oak barrels in our brewery each have their own history and are characterised by unique microflora of wild yeast. The use of lambic from a particular oak barrel creates geuzes with very distinctive characteristics: vinous, whiskey-like, bone dry or very soft.


The number on the bottle always indicates the vat number”, explains the eldest son, Jos Boon. Discover Four Different Oak Foeders Since 2013, the brewery has made four Oude Geuze Boon ‘VAT’ beers. But now, for the first time, four different VAT Geuzes are brought onto the market together at the same time in the ‘Geuze Discovery Box.’ In this convenient box, you’ll find Oude Geuze Boon VAT 91, VAT 92, VAT 108 and VAT 110. These are 37.5 cl bottles. The ability to taste four different VAT numbers at the same time is really a fascinating experience. The Geuze Discovery Box also comes with a booklet which contains more information about the Geuze production process and the various foeders. This booklet also contains tips on the art of Geuze pouring and tasting. It’s perfect for beer tastings, or as a gift.

John E. Fitzgerald Larceny TWCP / Kentucky Single Barrel Bourbon




Our latest Single Barrel!



This is our first single barrel from Larceny!

John E. Fitzgerald Larceny TWCP / Kentucky Single Barrel Bourbon...$24.99
Made with wheat as the secondary grain, instead of the traditional rye, Larceny is a smoother tasting Bourbon.
  • Yield : 238 bottles
  • Barrel Serial No. 6515662
  • Proof 92
  • Barreled Date: 04/15/13
  • Rick House: DD
  • Floor 3
  • 6.5 years old


Roasting House Dark Coffee Beans

Organic, fair trade coffee roasted here in St. Louis!



Roasting House Dark Coffee Beans....$13.99 / 12 oz bag

The Wine and Cheese Place x Living Room Coffee and Kitchen
The Wine and Cheese Place. in collaboration with Living Room Coffee & Kitchen. is proud to bring you this micro-batch coffee roasted fresh in Maplewood, MO. We hope you enjoy it #STL!

  • Origin: Peru
  • Region: Jaen, Cajamarca
  • Altitude: ~1,800 MASL (5,900 feet)**
  • Proc. Method: Washed
  • Fair Trade
  • Organic
  • Whole Bean
Taste: Sweet chocolate with a bit of acidity, smooth mouthfeel, caramel, toffee with a slightly heberl aftertaste.


** Why is altitude important to coffee beans
Arabica coffee plants are grown at high elevations (3,000 ft to 6,000 ft), just below the frost line. Growing coffee at higher elevations produces a denser, richer bean; because there is less oxygen, the plants grow more slowly giving the beans a more concentrated flavor." - Coffee Encyclopedia

Monday, December 2, 2019

Stone Enjoy by 01.01.20 Unfiltered IPA



Stone Enjoy by 01.01.20 Unfiltered IPA....$15.99 / 6pk cans
For this version of Stone Enjoy By IPA we thought: “We don’t always have a filter, so why should our beer?” By skipping a step and letting this devastatingly fresh, golden-hued double IPA go un filtered, the beer takes on a hazy appearance and its peach and tropical fruit hop aroma are intensified. So though it may sound like it, this missed step was no misstep.

Like the other IPAs in this series, this version is brewed specifically NOT to last.

2015 Dunn Howell Mountain




As Classic Wine from a Classic Vintage

2015 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon....$129.98 / 750ml
2015 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon....$339.98 / 1.5 liter
A bright and juicy style, with lots of freshly crushed loganberry, boysenberry and black currant fruit jumping to the fore, followed by briar and sweet tobacco notes on the finish. Solid grip throughout. This is really coiled for the long haul.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator
Rated 95+/100 Vinous Media

TOP 20 WHISKIES OF 2019 - The Whisky Advocate



#1 Dickel BIB - not available in Missouri
#2 Dewars 21 Year Old -- due to arrive next year to Missouri
#3 Four Roses Small Batch Select - currently not available in Missouri
#4 Heaven Hill 7 Year Old BIB - not available in Missouri
#5 Aberlour A’bunadh Alba Cask Strength - in stock now
#6 Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Batch Proof (allocated through our WRC)
#7 Old Ezra 7 year old Barrel Strength 
(allocated through our WRC)
#8 Glenlivet Enigma - in stock now
#9  Glenmorangie 14 year old Quinta Ruban (out but coming tomorrow)
#10  Writers’ Tears Double Oak - in stock now at Forsyth

Codigo George Strait Autographed Guitar!

We scored another guitar!
We are raffling it off again -- 

Win this George Strait Autographed Guitar!
Autographed by George Strait himself!

This one comes with a bonus autograph -- he autographed his favorite drink recipe card











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.  
  • The bottles must be paid for and picked up before the drawing.  
  • You must reserve it online to be included in the raffle.  Click here to order
  • The raffle goes from December 2nd until December 20th!
  • 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 on December 20th.  That is when we will draw the raffle ticket for the guitar (you will not have to be present to win the guitar)


Codigo Tequila Tasting! 
Friday December 20th from 4pm-6pm
The Wine and Cheese Place - Forsyth
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO


Taste

  • Codigo Rosa TWCP / Brett Hull Championship Edition
  • Codigo George Strait Anejo Special Edition

The winning name will be drawn at 5:30 pm December 20th during the tasting

You do not need to be present to win!

Pappy Van Winkle / BTAC and other rare whiskey Raffle 2019 Edition!

2019 Rare Whiskey raffle....

We still have not received the Pappy Van Winkle and BTAC yet.  So we do not have a date for the raffle yet -- stay tuned.


Pappy Van Winkle/ Buffalo Trace Antique Collection and other rare bourbons....

At this point please do not email or call with questions on details of the release yet.  We will announce more details here on the blog and in emails when we have a date.  It will be similar to previous year -- if you are new - read about the release here --   WRC-Whiskey Reward Club


Sorry, we cannot tell you how much you spent in the past 12 months.  Too time consuming of a process if we allow everyone to ask.

You must be a member of our WRC-Whiskey Reward Club to qualify - click here to read more and to sign up.   

Weighted raffle based on previous 12 months purchases to reward our regular customers.



We are populating the list --

Ardbeg Supernova Single Malt SN2019 Batch
Compass Box Scotch No Name No. 2
High West A Midwinter Night Dram Act 7 Scene 4
Ardbeg Twenty Something 22 Year Old Scotch
Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19 Year Old Scotch
Orphan Barrel Foragers Keep 26 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
Compass Box Myths and Legends I
Compass Box Myths and Legends II
Compass Box Myths and Legends III

Parker's Heritage Rye Heavy Char Barrels 8 Year Old
Barrel Rye Single Barrel Cask Strength 13 year
Angel Envy Rye finished in Rum Casks

Remus Volstead Reserve 14 Year Old Bottled in Bond
Makers Mark RC6 2019 Limited Release
Bakers 13 Year Old Bourbon
Angel's Envy Bourbon Cask Strength 2019 Edition 61.2% ABV
Barrell Bourbon 15 Year Old Cask Strength
Yellowstone 9 Year Bourbon 101 Proof Limited 2019 Edition
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old Bourbon
Weller 12 Year Old Bourbon 750ml
Weller 12 Year Old Bourbon Liter
Stagg Jr. Bourbon
Eagle Rare 10 Year Old
Sazerac Rye 6 Year Old
1792 Full Proof Bourbon
1792 Twelve Year Old Bourbon
Elijah Craig 18 Year Old
Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Barrel Proof
Woodford Reserve Chocolate Malted Rye Bourbon Whiskey
Michters Limited Release Toasted Barrel Finish Sour Mash
Bombergers Bourbon 108 Proof
Shenks Sour Mash 2019 Release
Old Ezra 7 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Strength
Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch 2019 Barrel Strength
Michters 10 Year Old Bourbon Single Barrel
Smooth Ambler Old Scout Single Barrel Select 13 Year Old
Old Forester Bourbon 1910
Jack Daniels Single Barrel Heritage Barrel Limited Edition

Nikka Yoichi Single Malt
Nikka Whisky From the Barrel
Nikka 21 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Hakushu 12 Year Old Single Malt
Mars Maltage Cosmo Manzanilla Sherry Cask Finish
Mars Komagatake Single Malt Whisky



Elijah Single Barrel





Limit 2 per person


Elijah Craig / TWCP Single Barrel....$29.99
  • Single Barrel selected by us!!!
  • Barrel Serial #6023777
  • Rickhouse: T
  • Floor: 7
  • 47% ABV

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Boon Oude Geuze Black Label Edition No.3


Boon Oude Geuze Black Label Edition No.3....$14.99 / 750ml
  • ABV: 7%
  • Batch #82502
  • Best before 5/9/2039

In 2015 Boon Brewery presented Oude Geuze Boon Black Label for the first time. This Oude Geuze suited the consumers’ palate very well and in May 2016 it won the gold medal at the ‘World Beer Cup 2016’. Because of the success it was decided to make a new blend, Black Label Second Edition. It was bottled at the beginning of 2016. The result is yet again a bone-dry geuze which tastes –although smoother and having more of an old lambic character – similar to the previous edition. This Oude Geuze is made from a selection of lambic from oak casks, foeders, with the highest degree of fermentation. This makes Oude Geuze Boon Black Label bone-dry while keeping it full-bodied. As inspiration for the label on the bottle, the 40 year old design of the first label of ‘Oude Geuze Boon’ was used. The thick white letters ‘Geuze Boon’ will probably be recognized by fans of Geuze Boon from back then.