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Saturday, November 14, 2020

2019 Comte de Langeron Cotes du Rhone Linteau







2019 Comte de Langeron Cotes du Rhone Linteau...$16.99
70% Grenache and 30% Syrah

We love Rhones wines. We are always looking out for new and exciting Cotes du Rhone as they represents some of the best values in red wine. They are also great food wines too.
The medium bodied 2019 Cotes du Rhone shows notes of black olives and Mediterranean herbs, but also shows plenty of fleshy black raspberry fruit. It us a blend of 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah. Concentrated but supple, it's round and expansive in the mouth, finishing with a subtle dusting of ripe tannins and hints of coffee.

2016 Chateau Les Clauzots Graves Rouge




Château les Clauzots in Saint Pierre de Mons is a place where wines are embedded in the terroir. The vineyard is situated on left side of the Garonne, South of Bordeaux and dates back more than a century. For five generations the Tach family have been custodians of the land. The winemaking knowledge and viticulture expertise has been handed down from Frederic, the current owner, to his two sons, Adrien and Maxime.

More than one hundred years of history!



2016 Chateau Les Clauzots Graves Rouge....$24.99
Attractive ripe dark berries with rich, toasty spices that lead to a very fleshy and succulent palate that carries a long, smooth and supple array of bright, sturdy tannins. Long and plush. Try from 2022.
Rated 91/100 James Suckling


"2016...The constant good weather and the freshness of the nights favored full maturity of the red grape varieties. The potential quality is excellent for each grape variety; the grapes are rich and had an intensity exceptional fruitiness on the eve of the harvest. The color is dense and brilliant, ruby ​​with purple reflections. Delicate nose of great freshness, generous and bursting with red fruits and spices. The palate is tasty and silky, followed by a rich structure, with fruity, velvety and fine tannins. The grain of tannin, racy and ripe testifies of a nice extraction, moderate and smooth. The expression of berries reds as well as fresh and soft wood offer remarkable tension as well as a good aging capacity in the wine" - winery





Assorted White Wine Grapes Sampler Pack



Assorted White Wine Grapes Sampler Pack

1 bottle of each of the wines below = $98.94
Special Sampler price only $85 / for the 6 bottles!


Château Maison Neuve Sauvignon White Bordeaux...$14.99
Château Les Clauzots Graves Blanc...$25.99
Horgelus Colombard - Sauvignon Blanc....$11.99
Richemer La Cave du Port Vermentino Viognier Blend...$12.99
Comte de Langeron Coteaux Bourguignons Blanc...$19.99
Richemer Terre & Mer Terret Blanc...$12.99


This sampler pack includes some great new wines we just received.  They include 9 different grapes.  Some just a small portion of the blends.  This is a fun way to try some amazing new wines and expand your grape horizons.
  1. Sauvignon Blanc
  2. Semillon
  3. Sauvignon Gris
  4. Colombard
  5. Vermentino
  6. Viognier
  7. Chardonnay
  8. Aligote
  9. Terret Blanc

Some brand new wines just arrived!  A few are new vintages, but some are the first time in Missouri.  

2019 Château Les Clauzots Graves Blanc...$25.99
60% Sauvignon Blanc
35% Semillon
5% Sauvignon Gris

Bright, cheerful, well expressed white pear and peach fruit that has clear density, balanced out by sappy acidities, bright aromatics and good persistency.
Drinking Window 2020 - 2026
Rated 90/100 Decanter Magazine

2019 Château Maison Neuve Sauvignon White Bordeaux...$14.99
100% Sauvignon Blanc from old vines
Great White Bordeaux!
This wine presents a pale yellow color that is very fresh on the nose with the classic Sauvignon characteristics of gooseberries. Dry and full bodied, its finish is long and mellow with just a hint of citrus. The wine is made with very low yields from 25 year old vines.


2019 Horgelus Colombard - Sauvignon Blanc....$11.99
This exquisite marriage of Colombard and Sauvignon reveals citrus and floral aromas, very refreshing and full of flavours. This wine is perfect as an aperitif and with all fish and seafood dishes.
Varieties : 75% colombard, 25% sauvignon
Terroir : Silty-siliceous


2019 Richemer La Cave du Port Vermentino Viognier Blend...$12.99
55% Vermentino
45% Viognier

Bright and lively yellow. A beautifully intense nose supplied by the Viognier , very fruity with dominant citrus and stone fruit notes. The touch of vanilla completes the fruity notes. Very fresh, a well-balanced acidity with an rich and lush feel. A long finish with aromas of full-flavoured grapefruit and apricots. Serve with Shellfish, grilled fish, white meats or quite simply for an aperitif.


2018 Comte de Langeron Coteaux Bourguignons Blanc...$19.99
90% Chardonnay
10% Aligote

Great white Burgundy at a great price!
This appellation, Coteaux Bourguignons, was created in 2011 covers red, white, and rosé wines, grown over four départements. The Coteaux Bourguignons appellation covers wines that can be blended or come from a single varietal, and which can use some more old-fashioned varietals. Production of white is very small from this area and most of them do not leave France.
A blend of Chardonnay and Aligoté of which most is matured in stainless steel. It has a great Burgundy nose with a touch of minerality that comes from the Aligote. Great flavors of tart apples and a steely acidity finishes off this great wine. Highly recommended and very limited production


2019 Richemer Terre & Mer Terret Blanc...$12.99
"Earth and Sea Dry"
100% Terret Blanc
The Mediterranean waterfront is mainly composed of tertiary sediments (sand and clay) and quaternary (gravel). The Mediterranean climate is influenced by the Etang de Thau which gives a specific moisture and freshness imperative for making the finest white wines.
Colour: Pale and shiny with green hues.
Nose: Fresh, light, floral and citrus fruit aromas.
Mouth: Lively attack. Delicately fragranced, followed by a good
length in the mouth.
Silver Medal at the Regional Cooperative Contest

Château Les Clauzots Graves Blanc






2019 Château Les Clauzots Graves Blanc...$25.99
  • 60% Sauvignon Blanc
  • 35% Semillon
  • 5% Sauvignon Gris

Bright, cheerful, well expressed white pear and peach fruit that has clear density, balanced out by sappy acidities, bright aromatics and good persistency.
Drinking Window 2020 - 2026
Rated 90/100 Decanter Magazine




Château Maison Neuve Sauvignon White Bordeaux




2019 Château Maison Neuve Sauvignon White Bordeaux...$14.99
100% Sauvignon Blanc from old vines
Great White Bordeaux!

This wine presents a pale yellow color that is very fresh on the nose with the classic Sauvignon characteristics of gooseberries. Dry and full bodied, its finish is long and mellow with just a hint of citrus. The wine is made with very low yields from 25 year old vines.

Horgelus Colombard - Sauvignon Blanc


The Domaine Horgelus is situated on the sunny hillsides of Gascony. This region, renowned for centuries thanks to its Armagnac, now reveals itself as one of the most promising French Appellations due to the increasing quality of its local wines. This conversion started in the 1980’s, becoming truly pronounced in the 1990’s with the production of fresh and aromatic white wines.  This fabulous range of products reflects the richness of the land,

Great White Wine value
2019 Horgelus Colombard - Sauvignon Blanc....$11.99
This exquisite marriage of Colombard and Sauvignon reveals citrus and floral aromas, very refreshing and full of flavours. This wine is perfect as an aperitif and with all fish and seafood dishes.
Varieties : 75% colombard, 25% sauvignon
Terroir : Silty-siliceous

Richemer La Cave du Port Vermentino Viognier




2019 Richemer La Cave du Port Vermentino Viognier Blend...$12.99
  • 55% Vermentino
  • 45% Viognier
Bright and lively yellow.  A beautifully intense nose supplied by the Viognier , very fruity with dominant citrus and stone fruit notes. The touch of vanilla completes the fruity notes.   Very fresh, a well-balanced acidity with an rich and lush feel. A long finish with aromas of full-flavoured grapefruit and apricots. Serve with  Shellfish, grilled fish, white meats or quite simply for an aperitif.

Soil: The Mediterranean waterfront is principally composed of two types of sediments: tertiary (sand, clay) and quaternary (gravel).
Climate: Mediterranean, along with special humidity and freshness from the Étang de Thau, creating the finest white wines.

Orange Wine!

Many say that Orange wine is where Rose wine was about 5 years ago.  It is the up and coming category.

We have added a number of new Orange Wines at our Forsyth location
click here to order (we can also transfer to our other locations)


Orange Wine is Trending for All the Right Reasons

BY JILLIAN DARA
The Wine Enthusiast Article
“It’s common to get wine-style-fatigue at the end of a season,” says Michael Kennedy, founder of Component Wine Company in Napa Valley. He’s also managing partner at Chandler Hill Vineyards in Defiance, Missouri. “I start tiring of my Bordeaux and Rhône reds by the time March rolls around, even though it is still quite chilly out. When I want a white [wine] with some guts to bridge me through, orange wine can do that job perfectly.”

Orange wines, also known as skin-contact wines and amber wines, are made from white grapes. They possess both the flavors of white varieties with the texture and tannins common to red wine. It’s the result after the grape skins are allowed to ferment with the pressed juice.

“The skins contribute color, body and an impression of some tannin that changes the wine’s texture, as well as changing the flavors of the wine from fresh, fruity notes to more complex, developed aromas and flavors such as nuts and dried fruits,” says Mary Ewing-Mulligan, MW, president of the International Wine Center in New York City.

Fueled by changing trends, the age-old style is being revived by winemakers. Many sommeliers, who previously found skin-contact wines difficult to pair, now embrace their distinctive characteristics.

Historically, orange wines were simply referred to as “white wines made using grape skins,” says Ewing-Mulligan. The style remained popular in the countries of Georgia, Greece and Slovenia. The process was thought to result in less waste and greater shelf life.

“This style gave preservative properties to the wine through extraction of compounds from the skins, which allowed the wine to last longer,” says Ashley Guertin, certified sommelier and beverage director for the Barbara Lynch Collective in Boston.



Advances in technology during the 20th century saw a shift away from these wines. The crisp qualities of modern white wines overshadowed skin-contact offerings.

“In recent times, several producers in Friuli pioneered a return to this ancient way of making white wine,” says Ewing-Mulligan. “Besides fermenting the juice on the skins, they eschewed modern practices such as temperature control of the fermentation, the use of sulfur dioxide, and filtration.”

These hands-off methods align with the trend toward natural wines. As demand for natural wines increased, skin-contact bottlings regained a space in the market.White grapes being crushed/Getty

“Many producers would characterize orange wines in that [natural wine] category,” says Ewing-Mulligan. “Wine drinkers who are keen to explore something different, wines with individuality, even to the point that others might consider flaws, are finding what they crave in orange wines.”

The intricacies of skin-contact wines both helped and hindered their mainstream appeal, something Kennedy experienced firsthand as head sommelier for chef Eric Ripert’s Blue at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

“I found them difficult in pairings,” he says. “Texturally, they would beat up on [Ripert’s] delicate seafood.” Kennedy now says the style “can be so exotically perfumed and confusing to the palate, that I keep going back for more.”

He expects to release an orange wine in June, the Chandler Hill Vineyards 2019 Marigold Orange Estate Vignoles. “It was a bit of a risk, but the wine is super floral, tropical and zesty,” says Kennedy.

Guertin recommends that skin-contact white wines be served cool, not cold, to display their range of flavors.

“Many of these wines are made in a more noninterventionist style, which can include no filtration,” says Guertin. “The resulting wines can have some sediment [and] be cloudy. This is intentional and adds to the character of the wine. If it really bothers you, allow the wine to stand up for 24 hours and decant it, leaving the sediment behind.” She adds that it will also soften the wine.

The natural qualities and fresh flavors allow skin-contact wines to accompany dishes from charcuterie boards to Asian cuisine.

“Don’t try to put orange wines into a box of what you know, expecting it to be white wine or rosé,” he says. “Doing this will hinder enjoyment. Allow it to be what it is, an aromatic, textural and genre-expanding wine that will take time to get to know.”  

Day Wines Tears of Vulcan Orange Wine


Orange Wine





2018 Day Wines Tears of Vulcan Orange Wine....$14.99

Lowest price on Wine-Searchers is $27.09
44% Viognier, 36% Pinot Gris, and 20% Muscat

This beautiful, amber colored, skin contact wine hails from Willamette, Oregon where the volcanic soils inspired the powerful wine label. This orange wine is a blend of Viognier, Pinot Gris, and Muscat, creating layers of citrus peels, minerality, and bergamot tea on the nose. Spending 23 days of fermentation of skins, this wine has a great texture, with a lightly grippy finish. 

Ely by Callaway







2019 Ely by Callaway  Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley Reserve....$12.99
The Napa Valley Ely Reserve Sauvignon Blanc offers fresh aromatic notes of lime, honeydew melon and guava leading to tropical notes and a refreshing finish.

2018 Ely By Callaway Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles....$12.99
Compare to $14.99 at Total Wine and More
Silver Medal, International Wine Competition
Paso Robles is an ideal region for growing bold Cabernet Sauvignon because of its long hot days, crisp, cool nights, and diverse soils. Ely by Callaway Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon evokes notes of dark fruit, especially blueberries and blackberries, finishing with dusty tannins.


2017 Ely by Callaway Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve...$19.99
Compare to $21.99 at Total Wine and More
94 Points & Platinum Medal, International Wine Competition
Ely by Callaway Cellars Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is full bodied and rich, with notes of blueberry, mocha, and black cherry finishing with firm and dusty tannins.

Friday, November 13, 2020

4 Hands The Peach Pit Lager








4 Hands The Peach Pit Lager....$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
A collaboration with the Tower Grove Farmers' Market, Peach Pit is a sparkling lager that showcases local peaches and honey. At 5% ABV, this crisp, refreshing beer pours a brilliant golden hue with tight, off-white foam and subtle aromas of stone fruit and honey sweetness.

ROSE WINE SAMPLER

Rose works great with Thankgsgiving!
Grab this sampler to do some "research" tasting!



Big Savings!
Updated with some brand new release!


ROSE WINE SAMPLER
Rose Wine Sampler...$75 / 6 bottle mixed pack
Get 1 bottle of each of the 6 wines
regular price for the six below would be $87.94
(we reserve the right to substitute a wine of equal or greater value in case of out of stocks)

  • Le Grand Valmal Cotes du Rhone ROSE....$13.99
  • Medimer Marselan Rose....$14.99
  • Heritage Familial Bordeaux ROSE...$15.99
  • Chateau Virgile Costières de Nîmes Rose...$12.99
  • Villa des Anges Rose...$9.99
  • Bargemone Rose Coteaux d'Aix en Provence...$19.99


2019 Heritage Familial Bordeaux ROSE...$15.99
33% Merlot
33% Cabernet Sauvignon
34% Cabernet FrancA pale powder rose colour with salmon highlights. The nose is delicious: boiled lollies, grenadine and sherbert. The attack is full and the palate soft with hints of pink grapefruit and candied citrus peel. The final is juicy and mouth-watering dominated by grapefruit zest.
Drinks beautifully with salmon carpaccio, shell fish or gravalax.


2019 Medimer Marselan Rose....$14.99
Fresh and quaffable
Marselan is a French wine grape that was first bred in 1961 - it is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache
Nice pink color with a beautiful brightness. It has a pleasantly tart, lemony nose that develops into grapefruit. Pleasant acidity, the mouth is light with good strawberry and raspberry fruit and a nice dry finish that lasts and lasts.

2019 Le Grand Valmal Cotes du Rhone ROSE....$13.99
40% Cinsault
30% Syrah
20% Grenache
10% Mourvedre
A very plummy and black fruited rose. Medium to full bodied with created by an amazing blend of Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. It is bright and refreshing with a dry and intense finish. Looks gorgeous in the glass too!


2019 Bargemone Rose Coteaux d'Aix en Provence...$19.99
40% Grenache, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 5% Rolle.
Agriculture Biologique
30+ Year Old Vines
A blend of 40% Grenache, 25% Cinsault, 20% Syrah and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, Bargemone's 2019 Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Rose boasts an attractively lifted, herbal note on the nose, plus hints of strawberries, cucumbers, melon and peppery spice. It's light to medium-bodied but with a pleasant, silky texture and plenty of length.
Rated 90/100 Wine Advocate

2019 Villa des Anges Rose...$9.99
Tasting Notes: A light-bodied wine, intensely crisp and vividly fresh, it offers complex aromas of strawberries and red currants, with a hint of quince.
Serve With: As an aperitif it is the perfect warm weather gulper and also pairs well with a wide range of salads, seafoods, lighter dishes and grilled white meats and poultry.
Vegan : Yes
Farming Practices : Sustainable Non-Certified

2019 Chateau Virgile Costières de Nîmes Rose...$12.99
Grenache 80%, Syrah 20%
Technical Notes: The grapes are hand-harvested at night to preserve their freshness, and then 100% de-stemmed before undergoing a short 12-hour maceration in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Beginning in 2009 Serge and Thierry have progressively increased the percentage of Grenache from 60% to 80%. The result is dramatic. Though they have always made elegant, balanced rosés, the wines have become increasingly perfumed and silky.
Tasting Notes: Delicate aromas of wild strawberry and red cherry dominate the nose of this beautiful rosé. The wine is bright pink with a tinge of fuchsia in the glass. The strawberry and cherry notes carry through to the mouth, where they are complemented with hints of red raspberry and refreshing minerality. Château Virgile produces a very versatile rosé, crisp enough to drink on its own, but flavorful enough for a meal

Medimer Marselan Rose

new 2019 vintage!






2019 Medimer Marselan Rose....$14.99
Fresh and quaffable
Marselan is a French wine grape that was first bred in 1961 - it is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache
Nice pink color with a beautiful brightness. It has a pleasantly tart, lemony nose that develops into grapefruit. Pleasant acidity, the mouth is light with good strawberry and raspberry fruit and a nice dry finish that lasts and lasts.


Le Grand Valmal Cotes du Rhone ROSE

Great new Rose, perfect for Thanksgiving.



2019 Le Grand Valmal Cotes du Rhone ROSE....$13.99
  • 40% Cinsault
  • 30% Syrah
  • 20% Grenache
  • 10% Mourvedre
A very plummy and black fruited rose.  Medium to full bodied with created by an amazing blend of Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre.   It is bright and refreshing with a dry and intense finish.   Looks gorgeous in the glass too!

Heritage Familial Bordeaux Blanc

This was a customer favorite last year!

Great new vintage





2019 Heritage Familial Bordeaux Blanc...$17.99

This is a fantastic value made by a great Bordeaux Family- Franc de Ferriere. The family vineyard is located to the east of the Bordeaux wine region, about 25 minutes from Saint-Emilion. Wines of the Franc de Ferriere family originate from a unique area on the hills of the Dordogne river, giving the appellation all of its originality and grace.
This 100% Sauvignon Blanc White Bordeaux is fantastic.   Wilfrid and his team do their utmost to produce quality wines reflecting the potential of our terroir.
Our philosophy and practices are constantly evolving in order to produce wines that are unique, elegant and full of flavours.

Rockwell Brewing Moonbase Robust Porter



Rockwell Brewing Moonbase Robust Porter...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Dark, roasty, mysterious
A full-bodied experience with strong notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Take a trip to the dark side. Stay awhile at our Moonbase.
ABV: 4.8%

4 Noses Michelada




4 Noses Michelada...$14.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
"As we were sitting around admiring what beautiful and delicious products @therealdillco has, one of our brewers realized that it's about time we get a collaboration going with them, and damnit that's what we did!!! We talked to our new friends down at The Real Dill and they were pumped and ready to get the ball rolling. Thus, the quest for the perfect Michelada was born.
After testing many different versions of this beer, we finally cracked the code for the perfect recipe! We special made a crispy lager for this beer in order to find the perfect aroma that accentuates the bold flavors of The Real Dill's bloody mary mix. Along with the mix, we added pickle brine, fresh lime juice & perfectly balanced spicy serrano peppers. Once this beautiful blend of lager & fresh ingredients hit our palate's, we knew our Michelada was finished and ready for the world!
The perfect way to describe this beer is bold & balanced. The bloody mary mix is already a delicacy within itself, but with the addition of the lime and serrano peppers, it creates a booming flavor that leaves a lingering spice that simply has you wanting more.
We can't thank our friends over at The Real Dill enough! They were wonderful to work with and we are honored to call them our new friends. This Michelada is the perfect way to start your day, so make sure to pick this one up and try it for yourself!




Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some Double IPA





Nelson Sauvin Hops
Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some Double IPA...$4.99 / 16oz can
Double IPA - 8% ABV
And he's got me vuelto loco, amigos. Everybody Wants Some!! is a rotating single-hop DIPA. It's the only acceptable response to the call of DLR-era Van Halen + 80's cult classic movies. A giant teddy bear, bigger than you. Sounds great. No, it really does sound good. But look Beth, I gotta go. The Christmas tree is on fire.

Hoof Hearted Faster than Future Imperial Stout




Hoof Hearted Faster than Future Imperial Stout...$6.99 / 16oz can
Imperial Stout with raspberry, vanilla and marcona almonds added
13.5% ABV

4 Noses El Jefe Caliente Imperial Stout

4 Noses El Jefe Caliente Imperial Stout...$14.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Imperial Stout 
Brewed with coffee, cinnamon, chilis and lactose


Meinklang Weisser Mulatshak Orange Wine


Orange Wine



Meinklang Weisser Mulatshak Orange Wine...$18.99
Region: Neusiedlersee
Grape: Welschriesling, Pinot Gris, Traminer
Vineyard Size: 70 hectares
Soil: sandy loam, rocky topsoil
Average Age of Vines: 10-30 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 5-7 day maceration, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 4 months in stainless steel sur lie



Thursday, November 12, 2020

More Orange Wines

More Orange Wines


2019 Brash Higgins Zibibbo Orange Wine...$35.99
Only 288 cases made
Brash Higgins Zibibbo 2019:A truly intriguing wine - A bone-dry muscat which has been fermented with native wild yeasts and kept in contact with the skins and seeds for six month all in terracotta amphorae.
"Cloudy and a diaphanous, pale copper in appearance. The wine is dry yet exudes tantalising herbal, spice and stone fruit aromas. Complex nose of apricot, graphite/pencil shavings, cut ginger, cloves, elderflower, white pepper, Belgian white ale, and wild honey leaps from the glass. On the palate, the wine has a soft entry but with good grip, an earthy sweet chalk/clay element with notes of lemon oil, tangerines, tea and cinnamon apples"

2016 San Fereolo's Coste del Riavolo Langhe Bianco Orange Wine...$31.99
Nicoletta Bocca's lone white wine is from a steeply-sloped, north-facing parcel just below the winery, an an elevation of 500 meters. It is 70% Riesling and 30% Gewurztraminer, which is co-fermented in a large wood vat after a 5-day maceration. After 24 to 30 months in a mix of large barrels, it spends a year in bottle.

Warm orchard fruit is generous in texture with a freshness and acidity that speaks to both the dominant Riesling character and the mineral soil.