Saturday, May 14, 2022

Ziata Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

 Amazing new vintage!

Great Sauvignon Blanc from one of the best Sauvignon Blanc produces in California

From Karen Cakebread of Cakebread Vineyards -- her own winery!

Karen started ZIATA in 2008 with two varietals, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, which she chose for their food-friendly qualities. 

2020 Ziata Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc...$19.99
$30 Suggested Retail

This has good intensity to its Meyer lemon, apricot and pineapple flavors, with a juicy, sleek frame. Features lemon blossom and verbena details that linger on the finish. Drink now. 850 cases made.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Spectator

Alaskan Island Ale Limited Release

Alaskan Island Ale Limited Release....$9.99 / 6pk cans
Island Ale
Inspired by these vividly colored water birds, the brewers at the Alaskan Brewing Company created the new Alaskan Island Ale. Sporting a colorful, puffin-theme, the liquid inside is just as exotic and vibrant as the outside looks.

Rebel Yell 80 proof and 100 Proof back in stock

Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon 80 proof...$13.99 / 750ml
Compare to $17.99 at Total Wine and More in St. Louis

Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon 80 proof...$24.99 / 1.75ltr
Compare to $29.99 at Total Wine and More in St. Louis

40% ALC/VOL / 80 PROOF
The original mischief-maker. Made from our time-honored recipe, this whiskey packs a punch with a defiantly smooth body and full flavor.

Rebel Yell 100 Proof Bourbon Wheated...$17.99 / 750ml
Rebel Yell 100 Proof Bourbon Wheated...$31.99 / 1.75 ltr
As the newest member of the Rebel Yell family, this wheated bourbon takes everything you love about our Kentucky Straight Bourbon and dials it up. Don’t be fooled by the sweet aroma up front. It’s hot on the tongue with bold caramel and vanilla notes and a dry finish.
50% ABV

Bapt & Clem's Rum


Bapt & Clem's Rum Foursquare 5 Year Old...$51.99
Origin: Barbados 
Distillery: Foursquare 
Age: 5 year old 
1650 bottles made
The history of Rum in Barbados:
 A small island and micro state on the border of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Barbados is sometimes considered the birth place of Rum. The oldest rums come from the island of Barbados (from the beginning of the 17th century). Unfortunately, the sugar industry disappeared on the island, but Barbados never stopped producing high quality rums. Pot stills are still present alongside column stills. Distilleries are technically very advanced especially in fermentation, a key to the aromatic richness of rums from Barbados. 

Foursquare Distillery:
Foursquare Distillery occupies the site of a former sugar factory founded in 1636. Closed for years, David Seale reopened the distillery and modernized it. Richard Seale is currently the distiller. Richard produces rums made from pot stills (rich and persistent) that are blended with single or double column distilled rums. The assembled rum is thus more accessible. Only the heart of the distillation is preserved in the both cases. 

Bapt & Clems – 
Foursquare 5 years old The rums selected by Marc Darroze (although this is already true for most Foursquare Rums) are pure, without any sweetening. After several years of aging in Barbados, these rums finish aging in Gascony in small casks that previously matured sweet Jurançon wines. 

Tasting notes: Straw color, brown tints. A very fine nose marked by herbal aromas (hay, verbena, tea), fruity (citrus, white peach, mango) and pastry (brioche, custard). In the mouth, the attack is supple. We find again these aromas of fruit, cakes, butterscotch, fine spices. Beautiful length.

Bapt & Clem's Rum 12 Year Old Savanna...$84.99
Origin: Reunion 

Distillery: Savanna 
Age: 12 years old 

Distillery Savanna:
 The distillery of Savanna was born in 1948 and was designed by Emile Hugot. The distillery has long produced light traditional rums on its St. Paul site. In 1992, the distillery was transferred to Saint-André, thus bringing it closer to the island's main source of sugar production, and took the opportunity to modernize its facilities considerably. 

“Traditional” rums 
The Bois-Rouge sugar refinery supplies the Savanna distillery with molasses, the essential raw material used to make traditional rums. This is the essence of the Reunionese terroir. Rums are distilled in column stills and then aging in often damp and hot conditions. 

Bapt & Clems – Savanna 12 years old 
During the last visit of Marc Darroze to Saint-André, the technical team of Savanna opened the doors of its cellars. This is how Marc was able to select this exceptional batch of traditional rum of 12 years of aging. In red flesh ex Cognac. 

Tasting notes
Pretty fire color with more sustained reflections. Savanna's unique aging brings an incredible complexity and typicity to the nose: cooked fruits (apple cooked), praline, cigar box, dried flowers, beeswax. After a few minutes, heavier aromas of gingerbread, menthol (almost medical) and honey supplement this palette so rich in aromas. On the palate, the attack is supple, the tannins are rich and round, the end of the mouth slightly spiced (green pepper, sweet pepper). A pure marvel of finesse

Bapt & Clems 7 Year Old El Salvador Rum...$63.99
'Traditional' rum: This distillery produces traditional rum, made by using distilled molasses. The sugarcane used in the elaboration of this rum is supplied by hundreds of small producers throughout the country. 
Licocera Cihuatan distillery: Licorera Cihuatàn is the only distillery in El Salvador and is situated in San Salvador, the capital city. Built recently (1999), the first rum produced was released in 2003. Cihuatàn means ‘beside the woman’, in reference to the Guazapa Mountain nearby which looks like the silhouette of a sleeping woman. For the locals, the Guazapa Mountain protects them, as well as the sugarcane fields and the rum. Bapt & Clems – Licocera Cihuatan 7 years old: This rum was first aged for 6 years in El Salvador, in “solera”, the traditional ageing system in South America, in which the ‘oldest’ rum is 6 years old. It has been in our cellars in Gascony since July 2018, ageing in French oak barrels, previously used to age Sauternes wines.

Toppling Goliath Pineapple Papaya Fandango

Toppling Goliath Pineapple Papaya Fandango...$21.99 / 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.

Friday, May 13, 2022

The Balvenie 21 Year Old SINGLE BARREL Single Malt Scotch

The Balvenie 21 Year Old SINGLE BARREL Single Malt Scotch...$279.99
Very limited!

  • 47.8% ABV
  • Traditional Oak
  • Cask #38447
  • In cask date Feb 24, 1999
  • Bottled Feb 24, 2022
bottled at exactly 21 years!

Balvenie Single Malt Scotch 12 Year The Sweet Toast of American Oak


Balvenie Single Malt Scotch 12 Year The Sweet Toast of American Oak...$72.99
Inspired to produce an even fruitier, sweeter Balvenie, Apprentice Malt Master Kelsey McKechnie had the bright idea to import Virgin Oak barrels from Kentucky. After deep toasting them at The Balvenie Cooperage they were filled with Balvenie aged in ex-bourbon barrels. The result is a delectably complex whisky with notes of candied fruit, coconut and delicate vanilla.

George Dickel Bourbon 8 Year Old

George Dickel Bourbon 8 Year Old....$28.99 / 750ml
Compare to $30.99 at Total Wine and More
46% ABV
A handcrafted, small-batch bourbon aged in charred oak barrels for 8 years and blended to perfection. A perfectly balanced whisky blended for bourbon lovers with sweet initial notes of vanilla, leading into bright hints of cherry and orange, followed by a long finish boasting almond toffee and oak

Toppling Goliath Citroid DIPA

Toppling Goliath Citroid DIPA....$17.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
We’ve OVERLOADED the cyber mainframe with Citra, Sabro & Cryo Pop hops, in order to hack into aromas and flavors of Passion Fruit, Orange Zest, and Cantaloupe.

Double India Pale Ale: 7.8% ABV

featured Hops:
Citra, Sabro & Cryo Pop hops

Saturday Wine Tasting

Saturday Wine Tasting
Where: all four locations
Date: Saturday - May 14th
Time: 11am-2pm
Stop by any of our 4 locations (soon to be 5 locations!) to taste through a set of new and exciting wines.
We will be pouring the following wines at all 4 locations this weekend from 11a-2pm or until the bottles are empty:

Cortenova - Pinot Grigio delle Venezie 2019 (750ml)...$11.99
Brilliant straw color with emerald reflections.
Fresh and floral bouquet with a hint of pears, apricots and bananas. Fresh and inviting with bright fruit and an easy drinking style with a pleasing hint of almonds in the aftertaste.
100% Pinot Grigio
Pairings: Pairs well with seafood dishes, risottos with scampi, spaghetti with clams, sole in white wine Perfect also as an aperitif.

Horgelus - Cotes de Gascogne Colombard - Sauvignon Blanc 2020 (750ml)...$11.99
Amazing 2020 is very refreshing for this weather!
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

Altovinum - Evodia 2019 (750ml)...$9.99
The 2019 Evodia is pure Garnacha from old head-pruned vines in the Sierra Santa Cruz in Calatayud. It fermented with around 20% full clusters in concrete and matured mostly in concrete with just 20% of the blend put in used oak barrels for three months. There is a component that matured in concrete egg that I was able to taste separately that seems to bring a touch of freshness to the final blend, something welcomed in a warm year like 2019, which seems like a fresher version of 2017, when the wines achieved quite good ripeness. The nose opens up nicely in the glass and is quite aromatic and floral, exuberant, with a heady touch of ripe fruit. It's young and tasty, tender and pleasant to drink, with a forward personality. A real bargain. I hope there are more wines like this
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate
Based on 100% Garnacha, the 2019 Evodia is a killer value that delivers incredible Garnacha flair at a crazy good price. Kirsch, blackberry, acacia flower, violet, and sandalwood notes give way to a medium to full-bodied, seamless, beautifully layered wine with fabulous tannins, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. This is the finest wine at this price point in the world.
Rated 93/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Damien Martin - Bourgogne Rouge 2020 (750ml)...$22.99
100% Pinot Noir
Only 800 cases made

This lovely 2020 Bourgogne Rouge is medium ruby red in color with vibrant cherry and wild berries on the nose along with an amazing floral quality. Medium to full bodied with with consistent dark berries on the palate. This wine is rich and fleshy with a great core of fruit and a fantastic finish. This wine is produced from 25 year old vines in limestone and clay soil.

“Rare Bourbons You Want to Taste Before They Are Gone” Weekend Flight

“Rare Bourbons You Want to Taste Before They Are Gone” Weekend Flight

(IN)Famous Bar in Clayton
The Wine and Cheese Place

Friday and Saturday (May 13/14) - Forsyth location only
Three ¾ ounce drams for $18
All selections are tasting only, not for sale

Woodford Reserve Straight Bourbon Master’s Collection 90.4 proof

Series #15 Chocolate Malted Rye

Yellowstone Kentucky Straight Bourbon Amarone Cask finish 101 proof
2021 Limited Edition

Booker’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon “Country Ham” Batch # 2019-3 124.7 proof

6 Years, 4 Months, and 2 days

Equilibrium Brewery is now at The Wine and Cheese Place!

Back in stock - very limited!

Equilibrium Brewery - New York
Equilibrium Brewery combines Research and Inspiration to balance drinkability with massive flavor.

Philosophy:  We intend to make uncompromisingly great beer founded on scientific principles and a love for drinking craft beer. We will brew what we love to drink and share this with you.

Vision Statement:  To make the best beer in the world based on MIT-trained-scientific principles, a love for craft beer, and a love of community. We brew what we want to drink and share this with you. We believe the right craft beer turns ordinary moments into extraordinary experiences. Experience Equilibrium – Beer Balanced by Science.

Equilibrium Fluctuation DIPA...$4.99 / 16oz can
Equilibrium Fluctuation DIPA...$17.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Fluctuation (8.1 % DIPA) Fluctuation pours a very hazy tangerine color, releasing bright tropical notes of passion fruit, mango, pineapple, and lychee with an undercurrent of sorbet and cream. Fluctuation tastes highly resinous and tropical with an assertive yet soft bitterness. This batch is very bright with a strong #EQjuice finish. We consider Fluctuation to be perfectly unbalanced.

Equilibrium MC2 Double IPA...$4.99 / 16oz can
MC2 Double IPA...$17.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Double IPA  8% ABV

Equilibrium Fractal Citra IPA....$4.59 / 16oz can
Equilibrium Fractal Citra IPA....$15.99 / 4pk cans

A fractal is something simple at the core yet can produce wonderful and amazingly complex results. FractalCitra only has pale malt and hops. Investigating how different hops manifest through our processes allows us to optimize both our use of hops and our hopping techniques. Pouring resinous-hazy-yellow, Fractal Citra releases complex aromas of citrus, lime, coconut and floral grass leading into favors of orange marmalade, pineapple, light peach, and a touch of lime with a resinous but juicy mouthfeel.

Equilibrium OHM Triple IPA....$5.99 / 16oz can
Equilibrium OHM Triple IPA....$21.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Triple IPA
Ohm’s Law is the basic law of electricity. An Ohm (represented in schematics with the Greek letter "Ω") defines the unit of resistance between two points in a conductor. The application of 1 volt will push 1 ampere resulting in movement of an electric charge.
Ohm starts off with a heavy oat and wheat foundation for a pillowy base before the addition of EQ’s hand selected Citra and Victorian Galaxy. We then round out the hop bill with the berry forward favorite, Belma. Ohm pours electric yellow with bright notes of papaya, passionfruit, lychee, assorted citrus, stone fruit flesh, lime gummy candy, complex berry, and wisps of sliced strawberry. The finish is bright with a creamy mouthfeel and a beautiful pop of rainbow melon #EQjuice. The 10% ABV is well hidden making it easy to overload your circuits with too many sips.

Equilibrium S'mores Blueprint Stout....$19.99 / 500ml
Batch 2
S'mores Blueprint
Imperial Stout with marshmallows, cacao nibs and graham crackers.

Bimber Distillery - London, England

Bimber Single Malt London Whisky Cask 250/1....$145.99 / 700ml
  • 58.2% ABV
  • Oloroso Finish
  • Cask 250/1
  • 342 bottles made

Initially matured in ex-bourbon barrel before being finished in an outstanding single oloroso cask.
The journey begins at our single farm, where 100% of our barley is grown. It is then traditionally floor malted, hand-mashed and fermented slowly for seven days in our wooden washbacks that were hand-made at our own cooperage. We use direct fire to heat our small copper pot stills, and mature our spirit in hand-selected casks. Finally, we bottle our whisky onsite at our distillery.

Bimber Single Malt London Whisky Ex Bourbon Casks Batch No.3....$99.99
5,000 bottles released
51.6% ABV
A vatting of carefully selected EX-BOURBON OAK CASKS.
Bourbon barrels are constructed from Quercus Alba, or white oak,
commonly known as American oak. This wood type complements the
underlying character of our accessible fruit-forward spirit, imparting sweet, rich vanilla and caramel flavors alongside perfectly balanced spice. Every cask has been specially selected and married together in our hand-made oak vat, before being bottled.

The journey begins at our single farm, where 100% of our barley is grown. It is then traditionally floor malted, hand-mashed and fermented slowly for seven days in our wooden washbacks that were hand-made at our own cooperage. We use direct fire to heat our small copper pot stills, and mature our spirit in hand-selected casks. Finally, we bottle our whisky onsite at our distillery.

Bimber Distillery

Bimber Apogee 12 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky...$85.99 / 700ml
Blended Malt from 2 Speyside Distilleries, finished in ex-Bimber Casks
Apogee XII is a 12-year-old, premium “pure malt” whisky that has been elevated through an additional maturation in ex-Bimber casks.

Apogee draws from generations of historical expertise combined with modern virtuosity and elegance to offer an alluring, versatile and deeply captivating whisky.

Created as a celebration of the fine art of blending, Apogee offers flawless balance with additional layers of flavor and complexity derived from the vivid, fruit and spice-forward character of the ex-Bimber casks.

Ron Izalco Rum 15 Years Cask Strength

Ron Izalco Rum 15 Years Cask Strength...$69.99 / 700ml
Cask Strength, No Sugar, Minimum 15 Yrs Aged in
Ex-Bourbon Barrels, Central America's Finest Rums
110.6 proof

The rum first greets your eyes with its iridescent display of dark amber tones adorned with fiery ruby hues. As you examine it closer, the cask strength and high congener character entice your nose with an array of intensely fruity aromas, evoking memories of finely aged bourbon or single malt whisky but presented in the warm context of a full-bodied rum.

Once on the palate, the complexity increases even more, revealing a rich layer of soft tannins, baked pineapple and several layers of spices. The flavors dance elegantly with your taste buds, feasting them with a rewarding experience that lingers extensively after swallowing.

Ron Izalco 15 is generous and intense, borderline overwhelming for the un-initiated, but exceedingly satisfying and fulfilling for the true rum aficionado.

Product Description:
Ron Izalco 15 Yr. Cask Strength is a minimum 15 years aged rum from some of the finest Central American rum distilleries. With no sugar, no additive and bottled at 110.6 proof, this rum is a delight for cask strength lovers, rum purists and aficionados

Ry3 Rye Whiskey Rum Cask Finish

RY3 Rye Whiskey Rum Cask Finish...$51.99
  • 3 Mashbills
  • 3 Distillates
  • 3 Whiskeys
  • Rum Cask Finish
  • 100 Proof
One ultra-premium whiskey, three times the enjoyment.
Ry3 is a special blend of 3 phenomenal whiskeys, 3 carefully handpicked mash-bills, and 3 distinctive aged statements, that are meticulously blended with artisanal distinction to create this magical liquid.

The culmination of this beautifully well-balanced whiskey is finished in vintage rum casks, resulting in a sipping experience of silky-smooth rye whiskey with layers of fruity and complex notes from the rum barrels

The blend of three whiskies (American and Canadian rye), three mash bills and three age statements add up to RY3, a sumptuous and heavenly honeycombed mouthful of peach nectar and maple bran. White pepper punctuates an otherwise seamless coat of orange peel, vanilla musk, and cigar leaf. At 100 proof, it shines.
Rated 95/100 The Tasting Panel

Callisto California Dry Botanical Rum

Callisto California Dry Botanical Rum...$31.99 / 750ml
A pioneer in botanical rum, Callisto introduces a new generation of rum to the next generation of spirit drinkers.
Challenging preconceived notions of what a rum can be, Callisto presents a fresh and distinctly California interpretation on a centuries old Caribbean spirit. Infused in California with locally sourced botanicals, Callisto’s flavor captures the essence of California’s great outdoors with it’s floral aromas and smooth taste.

Our bespoke blend of charcoal-filtered aged rums originate from Trinidad and Nicaragua, before making their way to Petaluma, CA.

There we infuse with a unique mix of Californian flowers, herbs, seeds, roots and bark to create a botanical delight that carries you from the waterfalls of Yosemite to the crashing waves of the Lost Coast.

The botanicals create a pine and floral base, while adding a dry and crisp finish to Callisto. The blend of rum builds a fullness of flavor through their creamy texture and a hint of salty sweetness. Both pair perfectly to produce an incredibly smooth and distinctly Californian spirit.

Firestone Walker Gold Rider 2022 Vintage

Firestone Walker Gold Rider 2022 Vintage...$11.99 / 12oz
AGING: Aged for 2 Years In Martell XXO (14 to 20 year old) Cognac Barrels and Orange Bitters Barrels
Gold Rider is a high-concept hybrid beer inspired by the Sidecar cocktail. The story of this beer began when we brewed a base beer with an infusion of Central Coast white wine juice. After fermentation, we aged the beer in 500 liter French Cognac barrels for two years with a separate portion matured in orange bitters barrels. Finally, we incorporated a touch of fresh-squeezed lemon juice to elevate the experience. The result is a distinctive barrel-aged beer whose ingredients and flavors faithfully mirror the experience of enjoying a classic Sidecar.

Elijah Craig Kentucky Straight Rye

Great price!
Elijah Craig Kentucky Straight Rye....$28.99 / 750ml
compare to $39.99 Total Wine and More (St. Louis)
(price checked 5/13/22 on their website)

Now also in stock in these sizes
Elijah Craig Kentucky Straight Rye....$15.99 / 375ml
Elijah Craig Kentucky Straight Rye....$51.99 / 1.75

94 proof
Mashbill: 51% Rye, 35% Corn, 14% Malted Barley
The first extra-aged Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey to join Elijah Craig’s award-winning family of Bourbons. A unique combination of spicy rye grains and sweet corn, coupled with a steadfast attention to detail, give Elijah Craig Straight Rye the perfect balance of flavor and smoothness.
This extraordinary extra-aged Rye Whiskey is the first to carry the name of Elijah Craig: the entrepreneur and distiller who is credited with being the first to age his American Whiskey in charred oak barrels to make Bourbon. Elijah’s pioneering spirit and commitment to craft is on full display with this Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, which is produced from barrels specifically selected by our distillers. In the glass, Elijah Craig Rye reveals the imbuing spice of rye grains, perfectly balanced with corn for distinct smoothness and character.

The Scarlet Ibis Trinidad Rum


The Scarlet Ibis Trinidad Rum...$29.99
Compare to $33.49 at Total Wine and More
Scarlet Ibis is a blend of three- to five-year aged Trinidad rums, with classic flavors of toffee, tobacco, and dark honey on a firm, dry backbone. This is old-school rum, without the now-common influence of other wines and spirits, chill filtration, excess dilution, or added sugar. Scarlet Ibis shines in a Corn 'n' Oil, Palmetto, and Mai Tai, as well as in simple sour drinks and the rum Manhattan. This project, named for the national bird of Trinidad, was originally commissioned and blend-selected by Death & Co in New York.

Scarlet Ibis has an intriguing complexity. It’s ethereal and balanced enough on its own, but has power to perform well in a cocktail. Experience it as a whiskey drinker would: neat or with an ice cube. See the whiskey parallels when you make an Old Fashioned or Palmetto (rum Manhattan) with Scarlet Ibis. Or perhaps try an Island Old Fashioned with Scarlet Ibis and Velvet Falernum as the sweetener.