Saturday, February 1, 2020

360 Vodka

360 Vodka-- can the predict the future?

First 360 Vodka introduced the limited edition Kansas City Royals bottle -- later that year the Kansas City Royals Won the World Series

Then they introduced the 360 Vodka St. Louis Blues edition -- then the St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup!

Now they have introduced the KC Chiefs Vodka?
And the Chiefs won the Super Bowl

We are going to need 360 Vodka to make a St. Louis Cardinals bottle for this year!
We are overdue!

Mother's Materfamilias BA Imperial Stout in stock now!

Mother's Brewing Materfamilias BA Imperial Stout...$14.99 / 4pk 12oz bottles
One sip of Materfamilias shows why this barrel-aged stout is the head of Mother's household. Requires the undivided attention of our brewery over the course of a year.  Our imperial stout delivers intense roasted malt flavor of chocolate and dried fruit.  Careful aging in bourbon, rye, brandy and rum barrels imparts unparalleled depth of flavor and complexity of aroma.  

PROFILE: rich dark chocolate, vanilla, dark cherry, barrel tannin and spirit alcohol, sugar cane and nougat

*also available in singles

Melvin Brewing

We are proud to introduce Melvin Brewing!

Melvin Brewing Heyzeus Mexican Style Lager...$9.99 / 6pk cans
Resist! As in, ”how can you resist this crisp & refreshing Mexican style lager, specifically made for mortals?“ It’s heaven on earth, a place where love comes first. It’s like thunder & lightning, the way it drinks is frightening. Say ”adios“ to beer geeks and ”opa!“ to cerveza Greeks. Listen to the sound of Heyzeus’ mariachi Zeppelin cover band, Martillo de los Dioses, they are breaking down walls in craft beer.
ABV: 5.0%

Melvin Brewing Killer Bees American Blonde...$9.99 / 6pk cans
Clean, smooth, slow motion, easy drinking, honey. The palette cleanser extraordinaire. Perfect for mowing your unwatered lawn, sipping in the shower, or fishing on a Sunday. Low in alcohol, but high in enjoyment, this beer will not let you down.…. and if it does? Give it a good talking to.
ABV: 5%

Melvin Brewing Pilsgnar Pilsner...$9.99 / 6pk cans
We are constantly inspired, refreshed and challenged by the rugged yet beautiful terrain on the West Coast of Wyoming. The beer you are holding is liquid sunshine, and the perfect companion on your next outdoor expedition. Pack it in, pack it out, and add some Pils to your gnarly life.
ABV: 4.8%

Melvin Brewing Hubert Melvin Pale Ale...$10.99 / 6pk cans
Hubert? I’ve heard of him. A friend of a friend knows him. Apparently he’s awesome, but we’ve never met. Well. It’s about time you did. Most you connoisseurs would just call him an IPA, but we call him an MPA. The Melvin Pale Ale. A welcomed hand shake to your taste buds. Light, crisp, fresh and a little bitty bitter. Lets just say he won’t be that jerk that leaves you at the bar at 2am. He’s low in alcohol. What a nice guy… that Hubert.
ABV: 6%

Melvin Brewing IPA...$11.99 / 6pk cans
You can’t always get what you want.…. but sometimes you get lucky. It’s all about the right hops, at the right time. This is how Melvin Grew Up. Fruity, Intense, but not bitter like the rest of them. As long as you don’t take advantage, we think this is the hoppiest relationship you could ask for…hold my hand?

ABV 7.5%

Friday, January 31, 2020

Featured Cheeses for your Super Bowl party..

Milton Creamery 4 Alarm Cheddar
Made in Iowa! 4 Alarm Cheddar is our own unique blend of Chipotle Peppers, Chili Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers and Ghost Pepper.

It has lots of flavor with a sneaky burn at the end. A young cheddar with 4 peppers, very creamy with many layers of flavor while still allowing you to taste the cheese. 

If you like spicy foods, especially peppers, you will be delighted with the unlimited ways you can use this cheese. Awesome with with Stout beer!

Ludwig Farmstead Creamery Sangamon
Amazing Double Cream from Fithian, IL! "Named after a beautiful Illinois river, Sangamon is a smooth & firm, but still melt-in-your-mouth cheese. Made with day-fresh milk and added cream, this cheese has a velvety texture and fresh, mild buttery flavor. Sangamon is terrific on it’s own, sublime on a warm baguette or as an elegant balance to stronger cheeses. Sangamon melts well as a recipe ingredient."--Ludwig website

Marcoot Jersey Creamery Cheese Curds
Made in Greenville, IL! "These delicious cheese curds are made fresh from the creamy Jersey cow milk are a delightful snack.  One of our most popular cheeses! Try this in a fresh salad, melted in poutine, or a snack by the handfuls! Seasoned with garlic, dill and chive. Also available in Sriracha!" Marcoot Website

Hemme Brothers German Quark
From Sweet Springs MO! "Is it ironic that a German cheese wins an American award? Nah. Our German-style Quark is creamy, mildly tangy and wonderfully spreadable – and the American Cheese Society Winner for Fresh Unripened Cows’ Milk Cheese."--Hemme Bros Website

You can substitute Quark for sour cream to make almost any recipe lower in fat. Perfect for big game dips and spreads! Check out some recipes here:

Pipeworks Brewing Pit of Cherries

Pipeworks Brewing Pit of Cherries...$6.99 / 16oz can
Sour Ale with Cherries
4.5% ABV

Pipeworks Brewing Donut Soup Imperial Stout

Pipeworks Brewing Donut Soup Imperial Stout...$6.99 / 16oz cans
Imperial stout ale with lactose, cacao nibs, vanilla, coffee, and natural coconut flavor.
10.5 ABV

SweetWater Strain Insane OG Mexican-style craft lager

SweetWater Strain Insane OG...$8.99 / 6pk 12oz bottles*
Mexican-Style Craft Lager
We turned to a couple true OGs for this collab.  Cypress Hill's B-Real and his insane OG.  
Dr. Greenthumb himself helped nail down the recipe for this intense Mexican-style lager.
Pick it, crack it, drink it up, come along.
5.6% abv

*also available in singles 

Big Muddy Peanut Butter Cup Stout

Big Muddy Peanut Butter Cup Stout...$11.99 / 6pk 12oz bottles*
Handcrafted in the heartland.

*also available in singles

Friday night Flight! - Forsyth location in Clayton

(IN)Famous Bar in Clayton
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forysth Blvd - only

Friday night Flight!
Today 01.31.2020

Brexit Makes a Dent but the E.U. Still Represents!
Three 3/4 oz pours o' viski, for $11

Even though today, Europe's down one huge whiskey producing member(s), there are excellent distilleries located all around the continent. This weekend, we're pouring 3 of 'em from the "old country".

  • 10 Year Teerenpeli Single Malt Whisky 43% abv  - Finland
  • 12 Year Reisetbauer Single Malt Whisky 48% abv  - Austria
  • 11 Year Navazos Palazzi Bora Punta Single Malt Whisky 52.5% abv - Spain

Crooked Stave Petite Sour Peach

Crooked Stave Petite Sour Peach...$6.49 / 375ml bottle
Wild Ale Aged in Oak Barrels with Peaches
Primarily fermented with our mixed culture of wild yeast, each batch of Petite Sour undergoes a secondary fermentation in large oak foeders with a generous amount of whole fruit. With multiple releases throughout the seasons, we concentrate on sourcing fresh fruit from some of our favorite growing regions for this sessionable sour beer. Showcasing the fruit-derived characteristics, Petite Sour is the perfect sour beer for all seasons and occassions. Look for year-round batches fermented with whole fruit, including raspberries and blurberries from Washington; a Rosè version aged on the second use fruit skins for an effervescent, champagne type character, and our newest edition with local Colorado peaches.

New Label same petite sour..

Great Divide Chocolate Cherry Yeti Imperial Stout

Great Divide Chocolate Cherry Yeti Imperial Stout...$9.99 / 19.2oz can
CHOCOLATE CHERRY YETI is the newest version in our revered Yeti Series. We’ve tweaked the hop bitterness for this special release and then added sweet and sour cherries and cacao. The roasty malt backbone of Yeti melds perfectly with the cherries and cacao to make this one smooth sipper. A Yeti in a cherry orchard can be a great thing.
ABV: 9.5% 
FOOD PAIRINGS:  Braised short ribs, caramelized baby carrots, Danish blue cheese, and vanilla cheesecake with sour cherries.

Carpano Classico. The True Original Classic Vermouth

Carpano Classico Vermouth Rosso...$14.99 / 375ml
A truly exceptional product, considered a unique vermouth by professional barmen and the essential ingredient for creating the perfect cocktail.
Carpano Classico is based on the original vermouth recipe invented by Antonio Benedetto Carpano.

Setti Ponti Oreno

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

Murray McDavid limited scotch releases!

Murray McDavid is back!

Murray McDavid Ordha Meas Blended Scotch 2003...$43.99
Non Chill Filtered

  • Distilled: 2003
  • Age: 13 Years
  • Region: all 5 whisky regions
  • Wood: Bourbon Hogshead
  • Finish: Sherry Butt
  • Batch # 002
  • ABV : 46%
  • Bottles: 742
  • Blend of Highland Park, Glenrothes, Glengoyne, Port Dundas, and Cameronbridge

Murray McDavid Bodach Aislig Blended Scotch 36 Year...$149.99
Non Chill Filtered
  • Distilled:  1980
  • Age: 36 Years
  • Region: All 5 whisky region
  • Wood:  Bourbon barrel
  • Finish:  Sherry butt
  • Batch:  #002
  • ABV:  46%
  • Bottles: 169
  • Blend of Glenrothes, Glengoyne, Bunnahabhain, Tamdhu, Port Dundas, Cameronbridge and North British

Murray McDavid Glen Scotia Single Malt Scotch 25 Year...$219.99
Non Chill Filtered
  • Distilled:  1991
  • Age: 25 Years
  • Region: Campbeltown
  • Wood:  Sherry Hogshead
  • Finish:  Vosne-Romanee brq
  • Cask#  6
  • ABV:  46%
  • Bottles: 315

Murray McDavid Bowmore Single Malt Scotch 15 Year...$179.99
Non Chill Filtered
  • Distilled:  2001
  • Age:  15 Years
  • Region: Isle of Islay
  • Wood:  Sherry Butt
  • Finish:  1st fill Port Pipe
  • Cask#  5
  • ABV:  46%
  • Bottles: 935

Murray McDavid Fettercairn Malt Scotch...$144.99
Non Chill Filtered
  • Distilled:  1997
  • Age:  19 Years
  • Region: Highland
  • Wood:  Bourbon barrel
  • Finish:  1st fill bourbon barrel
  • Cask#  120001
  • ABV:  46%
  • Bottles: 296

Murray McDavid Mortlach Single Malt Scotch...$239.99
Non Chill Filtered
  • Distilled:  1997
  • Age:  19 Years
  • Region: Speyside
  • Wood:  Bourbon Barrel
  • Finish:  1st fill Chateau Talbot
  • Cask#  607216
  • ABV:  50.4%
  • Bottles: 238

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Deluxe World of Whisky

Deluxe World of Whisky
Wednesday, March 25th

6:00pm-8:00 pm

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 

Limited to 14 friends and neighbors
$100 per seat (but you'll only need the edge!!!)

Reservations required
Your credit card will be charged when you sign up
No cancellations or refunds

click here to sign up

We have a knockout lineup of rare whiskeys lined up for this class including the defunct Dallas Dhu distillery shuttered in 1983. We have only 14 seats so act fast!!!

1980 Dallas Dhu 34 Year Single Malt Scotch 43% abv (distillery closed 1983)
Gordon & MacPhail bottling, Speyside District, Highlands

Ardbeg “Supernova” Islay Single Malt Scotch 53.8% abv
No age statement, Distillery bottling

Compass Box ‘Myths and Legends 2” Single Malt Scotch 46% abv
No age statement, 16-23 year single malts from the Glen Elgin distillery

Mars Shinshu Komagatke Single Malt Whisky 48% abv
No age statement, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Balvenie Tun 1509 Single Malt Scotch Batch #4 51.7% abv
No age statement, Distillery bottling, Speyside, Highlands

21 Year Redbreast Pot Still Irish Whiskey 46% abv
Midleton Distillery, County Cork, Ireland

Barrell Craft Spirits Class

Barrell Craft Spirits Class
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO
Wednesday, February 19th
from 6-8PM

$35 per person 
14 seats available

Reservations required
Your credit card will be charged when you sign up
No cancellations or refunds

“Barrell Craft Spirits, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is an independent blender and bottler of unique, aged, cask-strength sourced whiskey and rum, increasingly being recognized for its blending expertise. Our goal is to select and blend products that explore different distillation methods, barrels and aging environments, and bottle them at cask strength. Every batch is produced as a limited release and has an intentionally distinct flavor profile.”

Founder and owner Joe Beatrice

We are pouring six great examples of Barrell’s blending expertise plus inside info on how they do that voodoo so well! This will sell out so act fast and beat the rush...

Batch #22 Cask Strength
5 year Straight Bourbon 116.6 proof

Batch #21 Cask Strength

10-14 Year Straight Bourbon 106.3 proof

Batch #20 Cask Strength
10-14 Year Straight Bourbon 106.7 proof

Rye Batch #2 Cask Strength
5 Year Straight Rye 117 proof

“Dovetail” 3rd Bottling Cask Strength 124.34 proof
Whiskey finished in Rum, Port, and Dunn Napa Cabernet barrels

“Infinite Barrel Project” 6th Release (7/16/18) 116.44 proof
A Blend of whiskeys from Kentucky to Scotland

A fantastic Italian White from Abruzzo

2018 Tiberio Pecorino Colline Pescaresi...$23.99
Luminous yellow, with just a hint of a pale green tinge. The lively nose offers aromas of lemon, lime and minerals, nicely lifted by lemon verbena and jasmine notes. Then steely and boasting noteworthy clarity and cut to the fresh lime, guava and green apple flavors. Closes juicy and with a laser-like acidity extending a hint of wild fennel on the long back end. Easily the best Pecorino wine Tiberio has made in the last few years.
Rated 93+/100 Vinous

'13 Massolino Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva

2013 Massolino Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva...$139.99*
The Vigna Rionda in Serralunga d'Alba is measured at about ten hectares, and eight single-vineyard wines claim this provenance. Massolino counts a quarter of that total, making this estate the biggest landowner in Vigna Rionda. First produced in 1982, this is the ace in Massolino's rotation, and the 2013 Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda is a true standout in the appellation. It is finer, more elegant and more compact than its peers, bringing a spicy personality that belies a profound and deep nature. It's still tense, a little nervous and has some cellar time ahead of it, but this is a beautifully precise wine. This cru site is composed of sedimentary layers of sandy, yellow and ferrous marlstone that absorbs the moisture well. The soils are poor in organic substances, and therefore, the vigor of the plants is naturally reduced, as are yields, resulting in extra concentration and richness. Vigna Rionda also reaches phenolic maturity earlier than other sites, but that does not necessarily mean that it is the first of the vineyards to be harvested. The wine is aged in very mild oak in order to maintain the purity of the fruit and the robust tannins that come naturally to it. This is a real treasure for your cellar.

Rated 97+/100 The Wine Advocate 
Rated 98/100 The Wine Enthusiast
Rated 96/100 The Wine Spectator

Oro de Oaxaca Mezcal

Oro de Oaxaca Mezcal...$39.99
Mezcal with worm, 100% agave
Authentic Mezcal is born in the state of Oaxaca, where the natural characteristics of the climate and soil are ideal for the growth and development of the Maguey cactus from which Mezcal is made. The result is a unique Oaxaca product, unlike any other in the world. 

Bourbon Barrel Aged Wines!

2017 1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon...$17.99
In the second half of the 19th Century, explorers flocked to the American West in search of freedom and fortune. Crafted with their stories in mind, Prospectors’ Proof Cabernet Sauvignon celebrates the qualities of adventure and optimism. This rich, full-flavored Cabernet Sauvignon expresses a pioneering spirit along with signature bourbon barrel notes of charred vanilla and dried herbs.

The Prospectors’ Proof Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were carefully selected primarily from Mendocino County and San Luis Obispo County. This rich and bold wine has flavors of cherries and currant,  underscored by a nuanced thread of graphite.

Each lot began its journey in traditional French and American oak wine barrels. Then, in true 1.000 Stories fashion, winemaker Bob Blue finished a small portion of the wine in new bourbon barrels, with the balance aged in neutral bourbon barrels. This unique barrel aging process gave to this wine its hints of burnt sugar, vanilla, dried herbs, and even a touch of smokiness.

2015 1000 Stories Half Batch Bourbon Barrel Aged Petite Sirah...$13.99
...complex wine with a striking balance of succulent fruit, savory notes and hints

of grilled herb...with that subtle hint of liquid smoke that only a bourbon barrel can deliver.

High West Distillery Vodka!

High West 7000' Oat Flavored Vodka...$26.99
The heart of High West 7000' comes from our favorite grain - oats.

Best enjoyed where vodka is the primary ingredient, like neat, or on the rocks, or in a dry martini. That way you'll actually be able to taste the richness we distilled into High West 7000'.

7000' is the exact elevation of High West Distillery's bar. High West 7000' pays tribute to our high-altitude locale and its unique attributes, which lead to a great tasting vodka. Here in our mountains, pure snowmelt is naturally filtered in deep rock aquifers to produce great-tasting water with a well-balanced mineral content. We combine this superb water with carefully distilled oats to give High West 7000' its silky-smooth taste and rich mouthfeel.

High West 7000’ originates high in our mountains as free-range snowmelt, naturally filtered in deep rock aquifers. This produces great tasting water with a well-balanced mineral content. The heart of High West 7000’ comes from our favorite grain, oats. According to old manuals, distillers from the 1800’s considered oats to make a superior tasting libation. Oats aren’t used today because of their high cost and difficulty to distill – we think their subtle nutty and vanilla flavor is worth the extra effort. Our manually operated Copper Post Still gives us more deliberate control in selecting the most flavorful “heart” of the delicate oaten flavor. The combination of our carefully distilled oat spirit and special water creates a silky smooth tasting vodka with a rich mouth feel. High West Distillery & Saloon is Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870 and the World’s only Ski-in Gastro-Distillery located at exactly 7000’ at the base of the Town Lift in the heart of Old Town Park City, Utah. High West makes spirits for people who want great taste and appreciate quality ingredients, small batches and the owner’s personal touch. Our saloon is a quaint, family friendly, full-service restaurant and bar where visitors can refuel and refresh in our renovated 100-year-old livery stable and Victorian mining era home, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. If you like great spirits, contemporary Western comfort food and American roots music, you ought to come and visit us when you are in Park City.

Oat Spirit: 85% oat, 15% barley malt; Base Vodka: A blend of Corn and Wheat

Sensory Notes
Nose: Soft with subtle vanilla, sweet grain and faint lemon rind
Taste: Lightly sweet with viscous qualities and a subtle vanilla finish
Finish: Very subtle lemon oils and soft grain

From North Shore Distillery!

In stock now at Forsyth!

North Shore Scofflaw Gin...$32.99

Historically important, incredibly delicious and versatile, with fruity and floral notes with classic Old Tom Gin style.

Tasting Notes:
Classic notes of juniper, orange peel and coriander, with a floral, fruity finish
Layered and smooth, with integrated, balanced flavors
Rich, round texture in the classic Old Tom style, extremely sippable and mixable

Production Notes:
We use a base spirit made from Midwestern grain.
We hand prepare a range of organic and wild-harvested botanicals for this gin, including juniper berries, cardamom, coriander, cinnamon, anise seed, fresh orange and lemon peels, and osmanthus blossoms, which impart an intriguing, delicate floral and fruit note to the spirit.
We infuse the botanicals into our base spirit for varying lengths of time depending on their particular characteristics, and then distill them through Ethel the Still using a slow, meticulous process that enables us to create fresh, bright flavors.
After distillation, we add water and a touch of sugar to achieve 90 proof (45% abv), an ideal proof for cocktails.

North Shore Bourbon Cask Rum...$36.99
Our Bourbon Cask Rum has a smooth, fruity and dry flavor profile, with tropical fruit and spice notes. Because we’ve added no sugar, it sips a bit like a whiskey, and is great on its own or over ice. It also makes amazing cocktails, and unlike many aged rums, it does not make the cocktail overly sweet.

Tasting Notes:
Tropical and bright flavors in a rich spirit that sips like a whiskey
Layered and smooth, well-integrated, with hints of smoke and spice
Crisp, round finish with rich fruit notes – both sippable and mixable

Production Notes:
Made from sugar-rich molasses, with a long fermentation to promote the development of fruity esters
Distilled by the amazing Still Ethel, our custom pot still, then aged in full-size used bourbon casks for 4 to 6 years
When we blend the casks together, we add water as needed to adjust our proof, but we add absolutely nothing else – no sugar, no caramel or other colorings, and no flavorings of any kind – it’s just pure naked rum

Drink Ideas:
Our Bourbon Cask Rum is great for sipping, and adds intriguing complexity to classic whiskey drinks like the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan. We also have a few favorite recipes in our cocktail database.

North Shore Bourbon Cask Rum is 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof)

North Shore Doublewood Rum...$36.99
Our Doublewood Rum is like no other rum out there. As a robust, rich rum – tropical fruit notes from our Bourbon Cask Rum are are further complemented by bold spice, delicate fruit and creamy vanilla flavors from its unique aging process. Extremely sippable by itself or over ice, it also adds great dimension to a wide range of cocktails.

Tasting Notes:
Bold aromas with fruit, spice and vanilla notes
Layered, integrated flavors, with rich vanilla and cherrywood accents
Round, smooth texture with a lingering finish – perfect for sipping and also mixing

Production Notes:
Begins as our Bourbon Cask Rum, which we make from the highest grade of molasses, with a custom long fermentation process and pot distillation by the amazing Still Ethel
Aged in full-size used bourbon casks for 4 to 6 years, then further aged with Cherrywood and Mexican Vanilla Beans
Then we blend select casks together to ensure the best tasting rum for bottling

Drink Ideas:
Our Doublewood Rum is great for sipping, and adds intriguing complexity to classic drinks like the Old Fashioned and the Daiquiri. We also have a few favorite recipes in our cocktail database.

North Shore Doublewood Rum is 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof) 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Prairie Artisan Ales

Prairie Funky Gold Mosaic...$9.99 / 4pk 12oz cans   
available as singles
Dry-Hopped Sour Ale

Prairie All Y'all...$11.99 / 4pk 12oz cans    
available as singles
Hazy India Pale Ale

Crooked Stave Magnitude DDH IPA

Crooked Stave Magnitude DDH IPA...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Double Dry Hopped

A “New” West Coast-Style IPA