Saturday, July 24, 2021

BCN Mut Mediterranean Dry Vermouth Ambre


BCN Mut Mediterranean Dry Vermouth Ambre...$26.99
Crafted in Priorat – Savoured in Barcelona
A new and exclusive vermouth for those who like the authentic and for those who seek to savour the best of the Mediterranean and the magic of Barcelona.
Our alcohol for the elaboration of the vermouth is obtained from the distillation of wine lees selected from native varieties of the Priorat: Cariñena and Garnacha. Next, we macerate at room temperature for a few weeks a selection of traditional botanicals: clove, angelica, cinnamon and wormwood, with spring water and the alcohol obtained from the distillation of the wine lees.

One of the best kept secrets of our vermouth, is the formula that combines the unique botanicals that bloom in the mountains of Priorat, such as juniper berries, rosemary, elderflower and especially orange peel.
Dry and complex, with aromas of bergamot, elderflower, wild herbs and an exceptional touch from the bitterness of the orange peel.
The ideal aperitif to take with a touch of soda or neat on the rocks, a little lemon and an olive. It is also an ideal vermouth to add depth and additional complexity to a dry martini or a Negroni cocktail by combining them with BCN GIN.

Massican Winery!

Massican wines have been honored by the Wine Enthusiast editors by obtaining a spot on their Top 100 Wines of the Year list each year for the last three years -- 2017, 2018, and 2019. Is 2020 next? 

Dan Petroski’s, owner and winemaker of Massican, was SAN FRANCICO CHRONICLE’S 2017 WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR

2020 Massican Hyde Chardonnay...$49.99
257 cases made
The Massican Chardonnay is sourced from the famous Hyde Vineyard in Carneros. It instantly begins to impress with its beautiful aromatics lead by Meyer lemon and kiwi, along side crushed stones, flint, herbs. It has a medium body with a gorgeous creamy texture, backed by lovely natural acidity. This displays wonderful elegance and verve with laser like precision as it enters into mouthwatering finish. A brilliant Chardonnay that should contine to drink beautifullyl for years to come.
Rated 94/100 International Wine Report

2020 Massican Sauvignon Blanc....$33.99
The 2020 Sauvignon Blanc from Massican is an absolute knockout. It begins with perfumed aromatics of tropical fruits, lychee, gooseberry, grapefruit, tangerine and lemon, along with nuances of honeysuckle, ginger and green herbs. This possesses a medium body with a gorgeous texture and a beautiful combination of fruit and acidity from start to finish. Rich and clean, with a lovely combination of acidity and minerality. This is a simply stunning Sauvignon Blanc that is utterly delicious now and can also be enjoyed with some additional bottle age over the next few years. This Sauvignon Blanc could be the best yet from Dan Petroski.
Rated 94/100 International Wine Report

2020 Massican Gemina White White...$33.99
257 cases made
The Massican Gemina is a wonderful blend of Pinot Bianco 75% from Sonoma and Greco 25% from Napa Valley, and it is superb in this vintage. The aromatics are fresh and inviting, with characteristics of lime, herbs, sea salt, starfruit, green apple, almond and honey, with hints of flower blossoms and honeysuckle. On the palate, there are flavors of apple, Asian pear, grapefruit, and green herbs as well as some peach and citrus zest, framed by vibrant acidity and lovely minerality. Overall, this is a simply delicious wine from Dan Petroski that is drinking beautifully.
Rated 94/100 International Wine Report

2020 Massican Annia White White...$33.99
Massican's Annia is winemaker Dan Petroski's flagship wine. It is a fantastic blend of Tocai Friulano 61%, Ribolla Gialla 27%, Chardonnay 12%. This is an incredibally aromatic white that offers nuances of apples, pears, white nectarine, apricot and tangerine, alsong side hints of crushed gravel, tarragon and white flower blossom. On the palate this is mouthwatering and delicious with remarkable precision and focus. It has a beautifully textured mouthfeel with lovely acidity and freshness that continues through the stunning finish. This is an absolutely beautiful white at a great price point.
Rated 93/100 International Wine Report

The Wine and Cheese Place has the best selection of Vermouth in the area.  We continue to add Vermouth and special order ones that are not available.  We love the wines of Massican and when we saw that they also made Vermouth - we asked our distributor to special order them for us!  
under 250 cases were made of each

Massican Sweet Red Vermouth...$22.99
Inspired by the original Italian Vermouth made in Piemonte in the eighteenth century, our Vermouth begins as a dry white wine that we blend with proprietary maceration of aromatic, bitter herbs and spices. Ingredients include coriander, nutmeg and orange peel. Vermouth is aged in French oak barrels and just before bottling a small percentage of sugar is added to help soften the bitterness. Vermouth is classic when served chilled.

Massican Dry White Vermouth...$22.99
Inspired by the original Italian Vermouth made in Piemonte in the eighteenth century, our Vermouth begins as a dry white wine that we blend proprietary maceration of aromatic, bitter herbs and spices. Ingredients include coriander, nutmeg and orange peel. Vermouth is aged in French oak barrels and just before bottling a small percentage of sugar is added to help soften the bitterness. Vermouth is classic when served chilled.

Oka Japanese Bermutto Sake Vermouth

"Sake Vermouth"
Oka Japanese Bermutto...$26.99 / 720ml
18% ABV
There is a long history of adding herbs and flavoring to sake in Japan, the same way aromatized wines like vermouth came into being in Europe. They believed that herbs and spices blended with alcohol were curative and, for more pragmatic reasons, often served to make the wine or sake taste better.
KABOSU: High Acidity Citrus Fruit
SANSHO: Japanese Peppercorn
YOMOGI: Japanese Mugwort
YUZU: Aromatic Citrus Fruit

Friday, July 23, 2021

Still 630 Still Kin Whiskey Collab

 Distilled from Urban Chestnut's Kinsale Export Stout

Still 630 Still Kin Whiskey Collaboration with Urban Chestnut...$32.99
Born from the Kinsale Export Stout brewed locally by UCBC. We took the actual beer, double distilled it, and aged it in new oak barrels for over 2.5 years. Even though it's now whiskey, it's still kin to beer! Quantities are limited.

Ghost Block Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

One of Oakville's best kept secrets 2018 Ghost Block Cabernet

2018 Ghost Block Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville....$66.99
Very lush, with warmed plum sauce, cassis and linzer flavors gliding through slowly, but persistently, while cast iron and mesquite notes add range along the way. Stays on the dark side of the spectrum, with a flash of espresso crema flickering at the end amid the exotic fruit. Drink now through 2034.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

Nick Columbo, Switchgrass Spirits master distiller - tasting!

Bar tasting with Nick Columbo, Switchgrass Spirits master distiller
This Friday, July 23rd from 4:30-6:00pm

The Wine and Cheese Place - Forsyth
Open House Tasting
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105

If you cannot make it to the tasting - you can order Switchgrass on our website!

Switchgrass Spirits Barrel Proof Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey 107.6 proof...$45.99
This barrel of Straight Rye Whiskey was aged in a Char 3 Missouri Oak barrel giving it a unique combination of fruit, honey, and pepper flavors. At 107.6 proof, we recommend this bottle to be enjoyed neat or on the rocks.
Only 200 bottles produced

Switchgrass Spirits Bourbon Whiskey 92 Proof...$28.99
Our Grain Forward Recipe is designed with a high wheat content. This gives our bourbon its smooth, yet flavorful finish while also complimenting the natural flavors of our charred Missouri oak barrels.

Switchgrass Spirits Rye Whiskey 100 Proof...$28,99
Our grain forward mash bill is designed with a high wheat and barley content. This gives our high rye its boldness and complexity which compliments the mellow flavors of our charred Missouri Oak Barrels.

Switchgrass Spirits Four Grain Whiskey 84 proof...$28.99
Their very first Four Grain Whiskey! This spirit contains a balance of corn, rye, barley, and wheat with a sweet mash bill allowing you to taste the flavor of every grain

Rock Hill Tasting

Rock Hill Tasting  - 9755 Manchester Road

Come taste new exciting Tequila and Tequila based Seltzers at Rock Hill at 4:30!!

Mica Tequila from Jalisco's first female master distiller! 
We will taste!
  • Blanco
  • Reposado
  • Anejo (aged in Napa Valley Cabernet Barrels!)
  • 3 flavors of the tequila hard seltzers too!
Wine-wise, we are popping corks on two boutique offerings from Lingua Franca



We have some bottles of Uncle Nearest Whiskey AUTOGRAPHED BY THE OWNER FAWN WEAVER!

online now while they last

Louis Roederer Vintage Champagne

2009 Louis Roederer Vintage Champagne...$69.99
Composed of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, this vintage offers rich, yeasty aromas, followed by brioche, plum, pear, gingersnap, cranberry, and roasted nuts. Champagne Louis Roederer owns more than 590 acres within the three best sub regions of Champagne—Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne, and Côtes des Blancs—215 of which are farmed Bio-dynamically. With seventh generation winemaker Frédéric Rouzard at the helm, it remains a family-owned house to this day.
Rated 96/100 Tasting Panel
A set of more north-facing vineyards here deliver a more restrained, mineral and compact pinot noir. Nevertheless, the nose has terrific ripe-fruit expression (a warmer vintage), and the oak fermentation (30%) works well to wrap the exuberant fruit into the mix of more mineral characters. The palate has plenty of lemon and grapefruit citrus, lemon zest and honey. This has done no malolactic and really delivers on the finish. Wonderfully clean, balanced and layered. Drinking well now but age through to 2025 with confidence for a more savory style.
Rated 94/100 James Suckling

Toppling Goliath restocked!

Back in stock....
  • Pseudo Sue
  • King Sue

Toppling Goliath Pompeii Beach IPA...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
IPA with Pineapple and Mango
Tropical vacation is a glass! A fusion of mango and pineapple are introduced to our already fruity Pompeii IPA, resulting in the beer version of a fruit cocktail you'd expect to find at your favorite outdoor bar on the beach

Toppling Goliath Pineapple Papaya Fandango...$20.99 / 4pk 16oz can
Conjure up warm-weather vibes with this kettle sour. Tropical papaya and fresh-squeezed pineapple juice will transport your tastebuds to a tropical wonderland. Sweet, tart, and then sweet again.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

(IN)Famous Bar

(IN)Famous Bar
a tasting bar!
Located IN an old Famous Barr
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO

Monday through Saturday 12pm-6:30pm

Some exciting new additions to the bar...

  • Four Roses / TWCP Barrel OBSQ 9yrs 11 months **
  • George Dickel Single Barrel 11 Years Barrel #10127-038
  • Hudson / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon
  • Old Potrero / TWCP Straight Rye Whiskey **
  • Leopold Bros. Three Chambers Rye 1st Bottling
  • Stagg Jr Bourbon Barrel Proof **
  • Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon **

** Tasting bar only, no bottles for sale at this point

Screaming Eagle Second Flight

 Just a few bottles of each in stock now!

2011 Screaming Eagle Second Flight.....$799.98
Deep garnet colored, the 2011 Second Flight (a blend of 54% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc) offers up a gorgeous perfume of wilted roses and violets over a core of blackberry tart, raspberry preserves and kirsch with subtle baking spices and garrigue notions. Medium to full-bodied with a solid frame of grainy tannins and just enough freshness, it has wonderfully perfumed layers and an exotic spice-laced finish. It has a surprising amount of weight and concentration for this cool, rainy vintage. Winemaker Nick Gislason informed me that the last pick was on November 1 this year—which is extremely late! But this later harvest clearly paid off when you consider how ripe the tannins are on this beauty.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 93/100 James Suckling
Rated 94/100 Antonio Galloni

2012 Screaming Eagle Second Flight.....$799.98

Composed of 43% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Cabernet Franc and with a very deep garnet-purple color, the 2012 Second Flight has an enticingly savory nose with notes of smoked meats, yeast extract, tapenade and truffles over a core of crème de cassis and plum preserves plus a touch of Indian spices. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated in the mouth, it has firm, velvety tannins and plenty of background freshness supporting the generous fruit, finishing long and spicy.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 97/100 James Suckling
Rated 94+/100 Antonio Galloni
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2013 Screaming Eagle Second Flight.....$799.98

Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Second Flight simply sings of spiced blueberries, black forest cake and preserved plums with suggestions of star anise, baker’s chocolate, fertile loam and dried Provence herbs with a hint of lavender. Big, concentrated, full-bodied and packed to the gills with black fruits, exotic spice and floral layers, it has a firm frame of grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with epic length and loads of layers. Still very taut, it needs at least another 2-3 years in bottle. Interestingly, this full-on hedonistic vintage has one of the largest Merlot contributions ever for this wine: 65% Merlot with 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Cabernet Franc.
Rated 96+/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 97/100 James Suckling
Rated 95/100 Antonio Galloni
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck

George Dickel / TWCP Tennessee Whisky Single Barrel almost 11 Year Old

Our next single barrel has arrived!

George Dickel / TWCP Tennessee Whisky Single Barrel 9+ Year Old...$52.99
Compare to $54.99 for Total Wine and More's single barrel
  • Distilled in Cascade Hollow
  • 103 proof
  • Yield was 204 bottles
  • Barrel # 10127-038
  • Barreled September 27, 2010
  • Depending on the actual bottling date, it is an almost 11 year old!

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Zoom tasting with Michael Paladini CEO of Penelope Bourbon

The Penelope Toasted is back - last chance on it for now!

Zoom tasting with Michael Paladini CEO of Penelope Bourbon
Wednesday, 7/28 7pm (room opens at 6:30)

We have a great Zoom tasting coming up next Wednesday with Penelope Bourbon Whiskey. We’re featuring two new LIMITED releases including a Toasted Barrel cask strength and a French rose finished bourbon along with their core expressions.

Purchase a minimum of one bottle to be included in the zoom tasting. Pick any one of the expressions below and we’ll email you the Zoom invite. If you have already purchased one of the Penelope expressions, email me at

Here’s what’s being featured

Penelope Straight Bourbon Whiskey Four Grain 80 Proof....$31.99
Named after our Founder’s recently born daughter, Penelope Bourbon is our signature four grain straight bourbon whiskey uniquely blended from three bourbon mash bills comprised of four grains (Corn, Wheat, Rye, and Malted Barley)

Penelope Straight Bourbon Whiskey Four Grain Barrel Strength 115 proof...$59.99
Barrel Strength pushes the boundaries of our signature four grain balanced flavor profile. Batch 7 is blended from three bourbon mash bills aged 3.5 – 5 years in new American oak barrels and completely uncut and non chill-filtered. Each barrel was hand selected and blended into a single batch in order to create this unique offering.

ROSE is sold out now
Penelope Straight Bourbon Whiskey Four Grain Rose Cask Finish 94 proof...$58.99
Batch #2
Penelope Rosé Cask Finish is part of our Cooper Series (Cask Finishes) and is our annual Summer Release. We’ve married our signature four grain blend of three bourbon mash bills with hand-selected French Grenache Rosé Wine Casks from the Southern Rhône region to bring together a truly unique alliance of flavor. Available in limited supplies every year starting in July.

Penelope Straight Bourbon Whiskey Four Grain Toasted Barrel Cask Strength 114.6 proof...$59.99
Penelope Bourbon Toasted Series explores new and unique expressions of our signature four grain straight bourbon whiskey. After full maturation in charred new American oak barrels, we finish Penelope Bourbon™ in a new, freshly toasted barrel. Each batch is a unique blend of our signature three bourbon mash bills and all have different custom chars & toasts – making each bottle unique and different.

Penelope Bourbon

Penelope Bourbon is a company that was crafted in the classic entrepreneurial tradition. Mike Paladini and his wife, Kerry teamed up with his close friend and childhood next door neighbor, Danny Polise. Both grew up in Basking Ridge, NJ. They began to embark on creating a bourbon that everyone could enjoy and love.

Both found out in 2018 that their wives were expecting. Mike and Kerry always knew that if they had a girl, her name would be Penelope. The day they found out they were having girl, a light bulb went off. Mike and Kerry decided they wanted to bring together two things they both love so dearly – their soon-to-be baby girl, Penelope and Straight Bourbon Whiskey. A company was born.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Stone Wootstout Imperial Stout 2021

Stone Wootstout Imperial Stout....$16.99 / 6pk
ABV 11.5%


  • Drew Curtis, Creator
  • Wil Wheaton, Actor & Web Celeb
  • Greg Koch, Executive Chairman & Co-founder, Stone Brewing

Brewed with pecans, wheat & rye, one quarter aged in bourbon barrels

Over the years, Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout has become one of our most anticipated annual releases – and not just because it’s an astoundingly flavorful beer concocted as a collaboration between FARK’s Drew Curtis, nerd royalty Wil Wheaton and Stone Brewing co-founder Greg Koch. It’s the incredible label art adorning this beer over the years that has elevated it to the pinnacle of beer, geekery and beer geekery. This year’s heroic artwork comes from Tom Raney, who has a history drawing comics at Marvel and DC, from X-Men to Batman. His label art depicts a superpowered, mecha-gargoyle ready to spring into action to protect the sublime sanctity of great craft beer.

Founders Oktoberfest German Style Marzen

Founders Oktoberfest German Style Marzen...$16.99 / 15pk cans
ABV: 6.0%
Blink and you’ll think you’re in Bavaria. We went all in on tradition with our Oktoberfest, using imported German malts and hops with a beautiful lager yeast for the finish. Pours a gorgeous copper hue with a rich, malty and slightly sweet backbone. Our version is akin to the beer poured in the early days of Oktoberfest and, yes, it adheres to the Reinheitsgebot. Prost!

Old Baker Beermosa Wheat Beer

Old Bakery Beermosa Wheat Beer...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Beermosa- Everyone’s favorite brunch beverage, but now in beer form! We started with a light ale featuring local organic raw wheat from Cow Creek Farm and added LOTS of orange juice. 4% ABV, 20 IBU

Great Divide Yeti Macaroon Imperial Stout

Great Divide Yeti Macaroon Imperial Stout...$9.99 / 19.2oz can

From the snow-covered crags of the Himalayas to the panifici of Southern Italy, Yeti is a worldly creature. For this latest creation, Yeti Imperial Stout has wandered into pastry stout territory. Almonds, coconut, and lactose enhance the sweetness of this indulgent treat, while the traditional Yeti roastiness fades slightly into the background. Who knew Yeti had such a sweet tooth?

Dahlia Tequila Cristalino

Dahlia Tequila Cristalino Tequila...$34.99
Compare to $38.99 at Total Wine and More
Tequila Dahlia is a reposado finished with the cristalino process to create the smoothest, most delicate luxury tequila crafted to sip effortlessly from daytime to nightfall.

Empress 1908 Indigo Gin

Empress 1908 Indigo Gin...$33.99
Compare to $36.99 at Total Wine and More
We set out to create an extraordinary cocktail experience that would delight the senses. Micro-distilled in small batch copper-pot stills, Empress 1908 is handcrafted using eight carefully selected botanicals. Our inspiration and ingredients are what make Empress 1908 an exceptional gin. Whether you enjoy a classic Empress & Tonic, or you are a mixologist creating one of our seriously delicious signature cocktails, Empress 1908 Gin transforms any home into a cocktail bar and any cocktail maker (that is you) into an expert creator. 

Handcrafted in small batch copper-pot stills, Empress 1908 Gin is a collaboration between Victoria Distillers and the legendary Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. On top of traditional botanicals, we add a signature blend of black tea served at the Empress Hotel and butterfly pea blossom, an exotic herb that balances the traditional citrus notes of gin with a warm herbal earthiness, and gives the gin its natural indigo colour. Empress 1908’s combination of exquisite taste, delicate aroma, soft texture, and remarkable presentation provide the perfect base for a new aesthetic of cocktail creation and enjoyment.

Butterfly pea blossom gives Empress 1908 its distinct indigo hue. Discovered in another bespoke Empress tea blend, the pea blossom imbues the gin with a distinctive earthy note that balances traditional citrus notes and yields a rich pigmentation. This deep indigo hue changes to bright lavender, soft pink, or fuchsia depending on the mixer, adding to the rich sensory experience of enjoying an Empress 1908 cocktail. No artificial colours or stabilizers are used, so while the flavour will last forever, the unique indigo colour will fade over time. Fading is accelerated by exposure to sunlight, so we recommend that you experience each bottle within a year of purchase and store it in a cool, dark place. After all, a gin this beautiful is meant to be enjoyed at its best.

Rockwell Brewing Sven Kolsch Style

Rockwell is back in stock and online!!

Rockwell Brewing Sven Kolsch Style...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Kölsch-style Ale Sven is from Köln. Sven loves Kölsch. Sven had a special request. This beer is brewed just for Sven, but we enjoy it and think you will too.

Rockwell Brewing Passing Clouds....$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Orange, Fluffy, Effervescent
Three types of wheat create a light and fluffy base for a delicate combination of citrusy American and spicy German hops, along with a blend of coriander, Curaçao orange peel, and grains of paradise. It's bright, soft, and incredibly refreshing.
ABV: 4.6%

Rockwell Brewing Stand By Hoppy Pilsner...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Clean, crisp and infinitely drinkable. This is our offering to the Lager Gods. Cracker-like malt profile with snappy bitterness that never overstays its welcome. For good times, please stand by.
ABV: 5.3%

Rockwell Brewing Crisp Chinos Rice Lager...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Rice lager
50,000 crispy fans can’t be wrong
We went hard on the Jasmine rice to craft this smooth and crispy crusher. We think you’ll love it as much as we do. Try it with a lime. For real. Trust us. We wouldn’t lie to you.
ABV: 5.2%

Rockwell Brewing Byrd Up! Rye Pale Ale...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Crispy, Chicken-friendly.
The greatest beer inspired by the worst show on television. We use a large portion of spicy malted rye in the grist, and a heavy hand with them Simcoe and Cascade hops. Yah Boobay!
ABV: 5.6%

2nd Shift Kolsch Style Ale

2nd Shift Kolsch Style Ale...$6.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
A simple, clean, well made Kolsch that's dry hopped with Saaz hops.

2nd Shift Brewing Silhouette Mexican Chocolate Cake

Barrel Aged!!!

2nd Shift Brewing Silhouette Mexican Chocolate Cake....$7.99 / 12oz Can
2nd Shift Brewing Silhouette Mexican Chocolate Cake....$28.99 / 4pk

Blis Maple and Bourbon Barrel Aged Mexican Chocolate Cake
Russian Style imperial stout with vanilla, cinnamon, cocaco nibs, ancho chilies and arbol pepper