Saturday, January 4, 2020

Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon...$7.98
Generous and zesty, with lively black cherry and spice flavors that finish on a snappy note. Drink now through 2021. 520,000 cases made. — TF
Rated 88/100 The Wine Spectator 

This bold style Cabernet Sauvignon displays great complexity and structure. There are aromas of dark berry fruits and plum on the nose with chocolate and vanilla on the palate.
Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, and1% other red varietals
Aging: The wine aged predominately in oak barrels, both new and old French and American, for approximately 6 months.

Five Farms Cork County Irish Cream Liqueur

Made with real Irish Whiskey
Five Farms Cork County Irish Cream Liqueur...$26.99
Compare to $29.99 at Total Wine and MoreFarm-to-Table
County Cork is Ireland’s largest and southernmost county, home to family-owned farms that dot the coastline where the land meets the sea. It seems to sit on the edge of the world, a rugged backdrop for the farmers who have toiled this land for generations.

Five Farms is a true farm-to-table product, crafted from single batches of fresh cream that are combined with premium Irish Whiskey within 48 hours of collection to become authentic Irish Cream Liqueur. The cream is sourced entirely from five family-owned farms in County Cork, run by families that have a deep connection to the land and a passion for their craft.

Made with the finest ingredients
Single Batch Cream
Five Farms is made with the richest dairy cream, smooth and sweet and luxurious. The mild climate and abundant rainfall in County Cork result in fertile farmland for dairy cattle, who spend their days basking in the fresh sea air and grazing on vibrant green grass.

The “happy cows” of County Cork produce the highest quality milk, and the collection in single batches assures that Five Farms starts with a rich and creamy base product that is consistent from batch to batch.
Irish Whiskey

County Cork is also home to the centuries-old tradition of distilling authentic Irish Whiskey. The pot stills traditionally used for distillation gave the spirit a consistency that has remained timeless. Premium triple-distilled Irish Whiskey has a smoothness and complexity that add depth to the sweetness of the cream.

Five Farms contains a greater amount of Irish Whiskey than other brands on the market, setting it apart in the category and allowing for an intensity of whiskey flavor and warmth that is truly one of a kind. The result is a superior Irish Cream Liqueur with the richness of Ireland itself.

Cigar City Invasion Tropical Pale Ale

Cigar City Invasion Tropical Pale Ale....$8.99 / 6pk cans
The people of Tampa Bay have fallen prey to a pirate invasion annually for well over 100 years. After more than a century of failing to repel these seafaring raiders in their anachronistic wooden ships and despite access to modern sea, land and air arsenals that ostensibly should make short work of wind powered vessels equipped with naught but cast iron cannons and raging scurvy, it occurred to the folks of Cigar City Brewing that if you can’t beat them, start saying “Arrrr Matey!” We have brewed Invasion Pale Ale, a citrusy, tropical and low-alcohol session beer brewed for those long days of marauding, pillaging and pirating. Cheers!

Cigar City Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

Cigar City Oatmeal Raisin Cookie....$8.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
Brown Ale With Cinnamon, Raisins, and Lactose
The genesis of the beer you’re holding in your hand was pretty simple. We asked ourselves, “What if a beer tasted like an oatmeal raisin cookie?” The answer to our rhetorical question was to add raisins, lactose and cinnamon to Maduro, our English-style Brown Ale, a beer that showcases flavors of caramel, toffee and chocolate. The combination of the base beer and the additional ingredients resulted in a beer that tastes like it was baked in Grandma’s oven.

Stone Neverending Haze IPA

Stone Neverending Haze IPA...$9.99 / 6pk cans
Big taste, low ABV
4% ABV
There’s a lot ‘neverending’ about IPAs around Stone. Beginning with Stone IPA being one of the very first and most popular West Coast style IPAs on the planet, to our celebrated explorations of double IPAs, session IPAs, fruited IPAs and ultra-fresh triple IPAs, they’re an integral part of our legacy. Plus there’s the oft-said (but not actually true) comments from some that “All Stone does is IPAs.” Ha! Yes, we may love them passionately and perpetually be on a quest for IPA nirvana, but this particular one actually happened onto the scene to aid in your noble pursuit of neverending good times.

1220 Barrel Reserve Gin...Vintage 2019

1220 Barrel Reserve Gin...$35.99 / 750ml

Vintage 2019
2019's expression is comprised of juniper, coriander and licorice root with a hint of nutmeg.
It rested in a chestnut puncheon which lends more complexity, contributing vanilla and almond notes.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Beer Tasting Tonight!

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

Taste tonight from 4-6pm.
  • Hoppin Frog Tower Tuesday Infusion Coffee Porter
  • Decadent Ales Passiflora
  • Abomination Brewing Shotgun Sour
  • Firestone Walker Flyjack Hazy IPA

Kona Island Colada Cream Ale

Kona Island Colada Cream Ale...$7.99 / 6pk
Island Colada Cream Ale is inspired by the Pina Colada and brewed with real coconut & pineapple. Find your Aloha with this limited edition release. Contains lactose.

Real Coconut & Pineapple

Southern Tier 3XIPA

Southern Tier 3XIPA....$12.99 / 4pk 12oz
Sure, we have a history of making big IPAs. We could write a list of them – and it would be long – but that’s not what this is about. This is about something new, although it’s not a trendy new beer style. This is a high gravity, hoppy, bitter Imperial India Pale Ale, beyond IPA, past 2XIPA, into rarified world of…3XIPA.

Southern Tier Hot Cocoa Nitro Milk Stout

Southern Tier Hot Cocoa Nitro Milk Stout...$12.99 / 4pk

Southern Tier’s Blackwater NITRO Series introduces NEW flavor, Hot Cocoa. Each can releases nitro into the stouts, creating cascading foam and delicious, creamy flavor. It is a fully sensational drinking experience that you can hear, see and taste. With rich natural chocolate and hints of marshmallow, Hot Cocoa is the perfect pairing to stay warm during a cozy night. Note: 12oz cans contain 9.6 oz of liquid due to the integrated nitro technology in each can.

Wellbeing NON-ALCOHOLIC Intentional IPA

Wellbeing NON-ALCOHOLIC Intentional IPA...$8.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Intentional IPA delivers the distinctly and delightfully bitter characteristics of Mosaic and Citra hops, refreshingly punctuated with pineapple and peach notes. This sessionable IPA offers a full-flavored, alcohol-free experience for any intentional occasion.
Intentionally brewed to savor the moment, acknowledge the things that bring us gratitude, and inspire kindness to #RaiseWellbeing.

Our IPA is offered in 16oz cans:
CARBS: 17g
FAT: 0g
ABV: 0.3%

Goose Island BCS

Goose Island Original Bourbon County Stout ..$11.99 / pint
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.

Goose Island Bourbon County Wheatwine...$14.99
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.

Goose Island Bourbon County Café de Olla Stout...$20.99
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.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Belle Meade Cask Strength Reserve

Limit 1 bottle per person
Belle Meade Cask Strength Reserve...$59.99
56.8% ABV
113.6 proof
Belle Meade Bourbon Cask Strength Reserve is a premium full strength whiskey created to quench the growing demand for well-aged, higher proof bourbon.

We taste every barrel in our inventory and reserve the ones that taste good enough to be a Single Barrel but don't have a high enough proof to be a Single Barrel. We batch these reserve barrels with others barrels in our inventory that raise the proof of the batch while accentuating the flavors of those reserve barrels. When blended together, these barrels of well-aged bourbon create a product that is greater than the sum of its individual parts.

Each small batch of our Reserve is comprised of just seven of these exceptional barrels.

Belle Meade Bourbon Cask Strength Reserve is a bold bourbon for those who appreciate whiskey straight from the barrel. Try it neat, on the rocks, with a splash of water, or use it to kick the flavor of your favorite cocktail up a few notches

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Holiday Hours

Store Hours 

Back to normal!
Happy 2020!

Open today 9am-7pmMonday through Saturday 9am-7pm - closed Sundays

Happy New Year!

We are open today from 9am-7pm!

All four locations --
first come, no reservations!

You can choose 1 bottle from the list that is still available.
one per household please
Each store only have about 12 bottles total

  • Eagle Rare 10 yr
  • Weller Reserve 750ml
  • Weller Reserve 1.75ltrs
  • Basil Hayden 10 Year Old
  • Col Taylor Small Batch

Also, all 4 stores have bagels and coffee in stock -- get ready for New Year's Day!
You know you are going to need it!

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

Fresh load in stock at all stores now

NYC BAGELS NYC BAGELS NYC BAGELS NYC BAGELS! New to The Wine & Cheese Place! Bagels from Davidovich Bakery. Shipped directly to us and fresh frozen. These are the real deal: our owner lived in NYC and required us to source these!

  • assorted plavors
$4.99 / 5pk of real NY Bagels!

Cocktail Class with Chris LeBeau of The Manhattan Cocktail Project

Cocktail Class with Chris LeBeau of The Manhattan Cocktail Project
Saturday, January 25 2020
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO

$40 per person

First class sold out quick!!

Cocktail Class with Chris LeBeau of The Manhattan Cocktail Project
Making or ordering a cocktail can feel overwhelming. With a seemingly endless array of ingredients, equipment and glassware, accompanied by the industry constantly churning out new things, curious imbibers can feel at a loss of where to start.

In this class Chris LeBeau of The Manhattan Cocktail Project  will teach you how to make 4 fundamental (and simple) cocktails that have inspired countless others: daiquiri, manhattan, old fashioned and margarita. Then try variations of each to understand you own taste profile. By the end, you will feel more confident about making your own drinks, entertaining and tackling a cocktail menu when out on the town.

About The Manhattan Cocktail Project (from Chris):
Spirit and cocktail options are exploding. With so much energy being dedicated to recipe and product creation, little is focused on helping patrons and home bartenders keep up. As a home bartender and cocktail enthusiast, I created The Manhattan Cocktail Project to help people like you find greater comfort with the basics by:

Teaching you a few simple formulas that have inspired countless cocktails
Allowing you to make these cocktails to gain confidence in your ability
Allowing you to taste cocktails side-by-side, which is often done with wine and whiskey but rarely, if ever, with cocktails
This is the program I wish I had when my journey began in 2010. When you feel more confident ordering, tasting, making and conversing about your drink, your enjoyment (and hopefully exploration) will go up.

WhistlePig Boss Hog Samurai Scientist Rye

WhistlePig Boss Hog Samurai Scientist Rye..$459.99
Single Barrel
Bottled at Proof
We have a few bottles of 3 different barrels
Barrel 14 -- 120.5 proof
Barrel 15 -- 120.5 proof
Barrel 17 -- 120.5 proof
Powerfully Complex, Distinctly Unique From Anything We’ve Done Before. Stupendous.

On the rare occasion that Dave Pickerell’s five promises are realized, we release a whiskey that epitomizes WhistlePig’s odyssey to unlock the potential of Rye Whiskey.

The Boss Hog Edition 六 is the first American Whiskey finished using Japanese Umeshu, the result of a true collaboration between WhistlePig and Kitaya brewery on Japan’s Kyushu island.

This well aged Straight Rye Whiskey was created using koji fermentation. Each bottle is adorned with The Samurai Scientist – Jōkichi Takamine – who pioneered koji fermentation in the American whisky industry over a century ago.

Each bottle barrel is bottled at strength, between 120 – 122 proof.

Compass Box Myths and Legends

We scored extra cases of these!
No limit now - order what you want!

Scotch whisky has a rich array of stories, myths and legends.
However, what start as myths can become received wisdom, influencing our understanding and restricting our enjoyment. We have deployed blending to challenge assumptions, biases and prejudices concerning Scotch in this limited edition series we call Myths & Legends.

Compass Box Myths and Legends I...$149.99
It may surprise some, but blending is as crucial to the creation of single malts as it is to blended whisky. Myths & Legends I highlights the extent to which individual casks are often unreliable authorities for the style of whisky made at a distillery; it is by blending casks together that a fuller picture of distillery character can emerge.

Bottled at 46% Not Chill-Filtered, Light 5 Micron Filtration, Natural Colour, Lead Whiskymakers: Jill Boyd and James Saxon
Two parcels of malt whisky from the same Northern Highland distillery tasted markedly different: the younger parcel was malty and citrusy, the older one much creamier with a ripe fruit character. Two distinct personalities but from the one distillery.
By combining these two parcels we have created a whisky full of fragrance with a more rounded complexity, one that provides a richer understanding of what this distillery can produce.

Compass Box Myths and Legends II...$149.99
Myths & Legends II blends together malt whiskies of different ages from a single Speyside distillery. We wish to show how process matters more than provenance when it comes to the flavours of single malts. In addition to the aromas of tropical fruits and butterscotch you will also discover subtle savoury notes and spiciness.
Bottled at 46% Not Chill-Filtered, Light 5 Micron Filtration, Natural Colour, Lead Whiskymakers: Jill Boyd and James Saxon
The distinctive profile has nothing to do with “Speyside”; process decisions made at the distillery, the effects of maturation, and our own choices regarding the balance of the final blend determine the whisky’s quality and character. Clues to a whisky’s flavour lie in the glass and not the distillery’s region.
Please note that Myths & Legends II has been labelled with the incorrect bottling quantity. The number displayed on the neck label is 4,564 but should be 4,446.

Compass Box Myths and Legends III...$149.99
For Myths & Legends III we have taken some of the same parcels of malt whisky used in Myths & Legends II and added peated malt whiskies from a pair of celebrated island distilleries.
Some would object to our actions on principle. Famous single malts are always too precious for blending, they say; the sanctity of the category seems to take precedence over quality.
Bottled at 46% Not Chill-Filtered, Light 5 Micron Filtration, Natural Colour, Lead Whiskymakers: John Glaser and James Saxon

However, thanks to our parcels of well-regarded malt whiskies, the tropical fruit and butterscotch notes of Myths & Legends II are now further enriched by a deep and enchantingly aromatic smoke profile.
Never blend the famous names? The breadth of generous and complex flavours found in Myths & Legends III dismantles such superstitious thinking. Please note that Myths & Legends III has been labelled with the incorrect bottling quantity. The number displayed on the neck label is 4,446 but should be 4,564.

Monday, December 30, 2019

1792 Full Proof / TWCP Single Barrel

A big surprise before the end of the year. Just delivered to us December 28th....

1792 Full Proof / TWCP Single Barrel...$43.99
125 proof

  • Available at all 4 of our locations!
  • 1 per person
  • No reservations.
  • Come and get it starting at 9am today at all four locations.