Saturday, May 21, 2022

Blue Note Juke Joint "Spirit" Single Barrel Bourbon

Blue Note

Blue Note Juke Joint "Spirit" Single Barrel Bourbon....$43.99
120.7 Proof
Unfiltered and Uncut

Barrel #17506
Mash Bill: 70% corn, 21% rye, and 9% malted barley

This barrel celebrates the opening of our newest store Spirit Wine and Craft!!
opening this Saturday (soft opening)

Another 40th Anniversary Edition!
Blue Note Juke Joint TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon....$43.99
121.6 Proof
Unfiltered and Uncut

Barrel #17504
Mash Bill: 70% corn, 21% rye, and 9% malted barley

Blue Note Juke Joint Survivor Barrels
In June of 2019, the rickhouse that stored much of Blue Note’s inventory collapsed in a terrible summer storm, spilling thousands of barrels and millions of dollars into the muck and mud. Most of the barrels were destroyed by the incredible force of nearly 10 million pounds crumbling six stories to the ground.

We thought all was lost, but a special few somehow survived the disaster. Surviving the collapse, however, turned out to be only the beginning of the barrels’ journey.

For the next four months, the barrels were left exposed to the elements before the wreckage could be properly assessed and cleaned up. In these ensuing months, the sweltering summer heat bore down upon the barrels day after day, darkening the outside and forcing the bourbon inside incredibly deep into the oak. Several thunderstorms passed through as well, pummeling the barrels for days, causing their bands to later rust and break. As summer faded into fall, the nights grew colder, forcing the whiskey back out of the now worn oak. After the wreckage was cleaned up and every barrel was assessed, the company found that indeed some had survived.

Like these barrels, we have all faced incredible hardships across the course of the pandemic as the safety, stability, and comfort of the shelter we took for granted collapsed all around us. In an effort to celebrate life and perseverance, we have curated from our special lot of survivor barrels a select few barrels to release to the market under our new Blue Note Bourbon Uncut label. Going forward, not every barrel of Blue Note Bourbon Uncut will be a survivor barrel. Therefore, if you want to taste a truly rare bourbon with an even rarer story, we encourage you to try a bottle of this year’s 2021 survivor barrel release.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series

 Amazing price for this set!!

Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series....$31.99 / 2pk of 375ml
  • Includes
  • 375ml of Makers 46 Cask Strength 110.3 proof
  • 375ml of Maker's Mark Private Selection 110 proof
(staves -- 5 baked American Pure, 1 Makers 46, 4 Toasted French Spice)

Penelope Bourbon Toasted Series Barrel Strength Four Grain

 Some Limited Releases

Penelope Bourbon Toasted Series Barrel Strength Four Grain...$64.99
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. The barrels selected for this series are the best our inventory has to offer and go through an extensive hand-selection process.
  • Toasted Barrel
  • Proof 115
  • Aged 4+ years
  • Char 3
  • Toast Med

Center Ice Barrel Aged Beers

Very Limited!

John R. Ferrara Brewing & Blending, our new line of barrel aged beers.
Named for a great friend of the brewery, John passed away in 2019 following a battle with cancer. John was instrumental not only in helping open Center Ice Brewery but is still today. His son Jack is our assistant brewer and helped make these beers.

Every beer released under the John R. Ferrara name will be aged in barrels, with a special focus on high gravity beers. Our head brewer, Jim Wells, pushed the limits of our brew system and sought out new methods.

John’s dream was to see us make barrel aged beer. We’re humbled to finally complete that wish and share it with you
In loving memory of John R. Ferrara

The first four releases of JRF Brewing & Blending were inspired by classic styles but made with unconventional methods:

Center Ice JRF Barrel Aged Imperial Stout....$32.99 / 750ml
Imperial Stout Aged in Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels - 11.3%

Center Ice JRF Barrel Aged Scotch Ale....$32.99 / 750ml
Scotch Ale Aged in Scotch Barrels - 11.7%

Center Ice JRF Barrel Aged Irish Coffee Stout....$32.99 / 750ml
Imperial Irish Coffee Stout Aged in Irish Whiskey Barrels - 10.0%

Center Ice JRF Barrel Aged Champagne Inspired Ale....$32.99 / 750ml
Champagne Inspired Ale Aged in Chardonnay Barrels - 8.0%

4 Hands Hard Seltzer

4 Hands Hard Seltzer Rainbow Snow Cone....$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
The fourth in our series of snow cone inspired hard seltzers, Rainbow Snow Cone melds the amazing flavors of the syrup rainbow into a throwback treat that benefits the important work of @PROMOMissouri, a statewide organization that confronts systemic inequities to liberate the full spectrum of the LGBTQ+ community from discrimination and oppression.

4 Hands Brewing Hard Seltzer Orange Seltzerade...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Sports drink inspired
Orange, electrolytes
Tangy orange flavored and boosted with added electrolytes, Orange Seltzerade is the perfect refreshment beverage for brewers, baseballers, hockey players, lawnmowers and just plain thirsty people. | 4% ABV

4 Hands Brewing Hard Seltzer Paddy O's Punch...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Fruit punch inspired. Baseball approved.
Created in collaboration with our friends just a couple blocks away, Paddy O’s Punch bursts with massive fruit flavors and aromas and will keep you refreshed as you root for the red birds.

Topo Chico Hard Seltzer Strawberry Guava

Topo Chico Hard Seltzer Strawberry Guava....$17.99 / 12pk cans
100 Calories
4.7% ABV
Introducing Topo Chico Hard Seltzer, the only hard seltzer inspired by Topo Chico® Mineral Water's legendary taste. Topo Chico Hard Seltzer delivers all the refreshment consumers love, made in the spirit of Topo Chico® Mineral Water, with added minerals for taste. Topo Chico Hard Seltzer is gluten-free and contains only 100 calories with 2g of sugar per 12oz.

Los Sundays Hard Seltzer

Los Sundays was founded on the principles of Quality, Originality and Style.
Los Sundays is sustainably farmed and naturally gluten free, made from a blend of highland and lowland 100% Blue Weber Agave that is traditionally cooked and distilled in the heart of Jalisco, Mexico at one of the most awarded distilleries.

4.7% ABV
Real Tequila
2g sugar

Los Sundays Tequila Hard Seltzer Watermelon...$12.99 / 4pk cans

Like biting into a slice of fresh watermelon. Each crisp sip of our sparkling Watermelon seltzer is clean and juicy, with just the right amount of natural sweetness.

Los Sundays Tequila Hard Seltzer Grapefruit...$12.99 / 4pk cans
Your favorite pink fruit just got better. Our sparkling grapefruit is ripe in flavor with bright citrus and a satisfying zest you’ll enjoy year-round.

Los Sundays Tequila Hard Seltzer Agave Lime...$12.99 / 4pk cans
A naturally zesty and refreshing drink that puts a spin on the classic lime flavor. Its hint of agave gives each sip the perfect touch of natural sweetness.

Los Sundays Tequila Hard Seltzer Tropical...$12.99 / 4pk cans
Need a vacation? This sparkling mix is full of your favorite tropical fruits and just enough natural sweetness to satisfy those out of the office cravings.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

A Special Weekend Four Roses TWCP Single Barrel Flight

A Special Weekend Four Roses TWCP Single Barrel Flight
featuring our new Four Roses Single Barrel
at the (In)Famous Tasting Bar

This Friday and Saturday - Forsyth location only
Three ¾ ounce drams for $17 (while they last!)

TWCP 11 Year Old Four Roses Single Barrel 125.2 proof
40th Anniversary Barrel
Recipe: OBSF Yield 126 bottles
(tasting only, not for sale tonight - read here for release details)

TWCP Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon 126.4 proof
Recipe OBSQ
Aged 9 Years 11 months.
(tasting only, not for sale)

TWCP Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon 127.4 proof

Recipe OESO
Aged 9 Years 8 Months
(tasting only, not for sale)

Non-Alcoholic spirits tasting with Bare Zero Proof

Non-Alcoholic Spirits tasting with Bare Zero Proof

Open house tasting

Friday, 5/20 from 4:30-6:00 at our tasting bar

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105

The folks from Bare Zero Proof Spirits will be here on Friday, 5/20 pouring their line of
Non-alcoholic spirits. They will be mixing cocktails and answering questions about the segment’s growing popularity.

The ritual of raising a glass is sacred but the decision whether or not to imbibe shouldn’t leave anyone out. That’s why BARE Zero Proof crafted a selection of non-alcoholic spirits to excite the most discerning cocktail tastemakers, connoisseurs, visionaries, mixologists, — and include anyone who just wants to toast the week and taste a damn good cocktail.

is a non-alcoholic flavored expression with notes of juniper, lemon peel, and assorted botanicals. It can be used for making low and/or non-alcoholic cocktails where gin would normally be used.

is a non-alcoholic flavored expression with notes of oak, vanilla, caramel and other botanicals. It can be used for making low and/or non-alcoholic cocktails where whiskey would normally be used.

BARE ZERO PROOF REPOSADO STYLE TEQUILA is a non-alcoholic flavored expression with notes of agave, serrano, fresh-cut grass. It can be used for making low and/or non-alcoholic cocktails where tequila would normally be used.

Bruichladdich Black Art Edition 09.1 Single Malt Scotch

 Back in stock!

Bruichladdich Black Art Edition 09.1 Single Malt Scotch...$589.99
Aged 29 years
44.1% ABV
12,000 bottles made
In an era when efficiency was promoted over quality, our distillery was considered irredeemably old-fashioned. The single malt produced before our closure in 1994 now equates to less than 1% of all the ‘pre-renaissance’ whisky still maturing in our warehouses. Our oldest spirits have become some of our rarest and most treasured. Ensuring the eloquent work of our predecessors is given the closest attention, this finite 1992 vintage has been nurtured on its 29-year journey from cask to cask by our head distiller, Adam Hannett. Matured in unrivalled quality oak, this unpeated spirit’s recipe is held in absolute secret – as is customary with every Black Art edition before it. What we do know about our 9th edition is that our most alchemic single malt is the oldest ever. This is the quintessential Black Art: Edition 09.1.

Rieger National Champions!

J. Rieger Limited Edition Bourbon KU National Championship Label....$71.99

In stock now at all locations

The Limited Edition 2022 National Championship Bourbon was produced by J. Rieger & Co. in partnership with the University of Kansas.

This Bourbon was distilled at J. Rieger & Co. from a mash bill of corn, rye, and malted barley. This Straight Bourbon is a marriage of hand-picked barrels from some of our earliest distillations, dating back to 2016, that were selected specifically to commemorate KU’s 2022 National Championship win.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas

Huge scores
Tiny Production
less than 50 cases imported of each!


2019 Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas Le Lieu Dit...$79.99

The 2019 Gigondas Le Lieu-Dit is as good as it gets – hats off to the young Julien Brechet for one of the finest Gigondas ever made. Coming from a cooler, sandy terroir next to this estate and all Grenache, it was 70% destemmed and spent 18 months in used demi-muids before being moved to concrete tanks prior to bottling. A Grand Cru Red Burgundy-like array of wild strawberries, framboise, flowers, sappy green herbs, and spice all emerge on the nose. This is followed by a seamless, full-bodied, incredibly pure Gigondas that’s more about finesse and elegance than sheer power. I love it today, yet it has the balance, as well as structure, to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for two decades if stored properly.
Rated 100/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Bold raspberry and black cherry aromas are laced with Campari-like spice on the nose of the stunning 2019 Gigondas Le Lieu Dit, which comes from a sandy, southwest-facing parcel that is consistently among the last plots on the estate to be harvested. Full-bodied and velvety in texture, this is a rich, tannic (but ripe) example of Grenache that should be capable of aging well for close to two decades.
Rated 95-97/100 The Wine Advocate
Delicious crushed raspberry and blackberry coulis flavors weave together, giving this version an equally enticing textural edge, while mouthwatering red licorice and rooibos tea notes stitch up the edges. Subtle mineral note infuses the finish, giving this a subtle grounding as the fruit sails through. Drink now through 2035. 540 cases made, 50 cases imported
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

2019 Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas La Colline...$74.99
A wine I’d put up with anything from the Southern Rhône, the 2019 Gigondas La Colline boasts a vivid ruby/purple hue as well as a sensational bouquet of black raspberries, Provençal garrigue, toasted spices, and flowery incense. It’s full-bodied and opulent, yet as seamless and balanced as they come. Based on a single parcel of Grenache vines aged 18 months in dem-muids, it’s a magical Gigondas to enjoy over the coming 15+ years.
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck
This is nicely packed, with a range of dark plum, boysenberry preserve and cherry pate de fruit flavors pumping through, all carried by fine, racy and thoroughly imbedded chalky minerality. The structure lets the fruit play out while additional floral, tea and anise notes swirl in on the finish. A beauty. Drink now through 2036. 320 cases made, 25 cases imported.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Spectator
Considering the heat of the year, the 2019 Gigondas La Colline is remarkably fresh and fragrant, with stunning garrigue notes joining hints of rose petals and citrus zest to accent raspberries and red plums. It's wonderfully silky and even airy feeling on the medium to full-bodied palate, despite what must be 15% alcohol. Aged in used demi-muids, there's no oak flavor, just a pleasant, smooth mouthfeel and a long, refreshing finish.
Rated 94-96/100 The Wine Advocate

2021 Domaine Lafage Miraflors Rosé

More new Rose!!!

Consistent quality every year!
Great wine, great package!
Usually scores 90 points or higher every year!

2021 Domaine Lafage Miraflors Rosé...$15.99
Named after an old estate located in the heart of Domaine Lafage, Mas Miraflors, the Miraflors Rosé is from old vines of Grenache Gris and Noir (50%), some nearing 80 years old, planted near the Mediterranean. Added to this is Mourvèdre (50%) that Jean-Marc planted here about 25 years ago. This a direct press rosé with the color coming from the skins of the pink Grenache Gris berries and the much darker Mourvèdre and Grenache Noir. It is aged in tank for 3 months before bottling.

Firestone Walker IPA Mixed Pack

Firestone Walker IPA Mixed Pack...$15.99 / 12pk cans

  • Hopnosis IPA
  • Union Jack IPA
  • Mind Hazy IPA
  • Blanc Noise Hazy IPA

Blanc Noise Hazy IPA

A new limited release Hazy IPA bursting with tropical hop flavors. Available exclusively in the latest IPA Mixed Pack.

Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA

Fresh beer and fresh new package on a classic!
One of the best West Coast Style IPAs!

Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA...$9.99 / 6pk cans
Huge flavor that packs a punch. This is Union Jack—an icon of the West Coast IPA style, for those who like their beer loud and proud.

Deschutes Haze Tron Imperial Hazy IPA

Deschutes Haze Tron Imperial Hazy IPA...$8.99 / 6pk cans

Exploding with big tropical hop character from experimental varietals and modern hopping techniques, this imperial hazy IPA is proof that the future of hops is here.

Odell Brewing Tree Shaker Imperial Tangerine IPA


Odell Brewing Tree Shaker Imperial Tangerine IPA...$14.99 / 6pk
It’s time to shake the senses with Tree Shaker Imperial Tangerine IPA. Bright tangerine fruit mixes with massive amounts of juicy, citrusy hops to create a mammoth-sized IP A with intense hop notes of ripe orange and stone fruit.

Bell's Brewing Tropical Oberon Ale

Bell's Brewing Tropical Oberon Ale...$8.99 / 4pk 12oz bottles
Oberon shines vibrant and bright in this limited release. Brewed with real passionfruit, pink guava and mango, this ale takes your favorite summer beer to new shores. Mini drink umbrellas sold separately.
ABV 5.80%

Boulevard Brewing Dream Vision Orange Vanilla Ale

Boulevard Brewing Dream Vision Orange Vanilla Ale...$13.99 / 4pk cans
Take a step into nostalgia with Dream Vision - Orange Vanilla Ale. This creamsicle delight is bursting with aromas of bright citrus and vanilla that make way for rich flavors of orange and creamy vanilla. You'll find this dream of a beer full, yet refreshing.

Amazing limited Rare Champagne

Graduation Time!

2008 Piper Heidsieck Rare Champagne...$199.99
Like a stallion out of the gate, this shows an initial explosion of power, in the form of mouthwatering flavors and fine texture, before quickly settling into an elegant gait. The racy acidity is seamlessly knit, buoying the lacy mousse and flavors of cassis, toasted brioche and tangerine, with accents of candied ginger, hazelnut and fleur de sel lingering on the long, creamy finish. Drink now through 2035.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Spectator

Rare Champagne is produced only in very limited quantities with only eleven vintages declared over the past forty years of production. (Dom Perignon is made almost every year now)

The return of Tenuta La Massa

In stock now at Kirkwood (Forsyth will get some Wednesday)

La Massa is a gem in the heart of the Chianti Classico region that was purchased by Giampaolo Motta in 1992. Motta left behind his family's leather business in Naples to learn to make wine in Italy. While he truly loved the rolling hillsides of Tuscany, he realized that his palate favored wines from Bordeaux. When he purchased La Massa, he decided that his terroir was just as well suited for Bordeaux varietals, so he planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Merlot alongside his Sangiovese vines, as well as a small amount of Alicante Bouschet. The late 2000's were kind to Motta and La Massa wines started gaining notoriety, particularly with Robert Parker, who touted the winery as one of his favorites in Panzano-in-Chianti. Motta's friend and rock star consultant, Stéphane Derenoncourt (think Pavie-Macquin, Smith Haut Lafitte, and dozens of others) helped the winery ascend to heights it enjoys today. 

These wines have been out of the market for a while, and boy are we happy to have them back! Lovers of the "Super Tuscan" style of wine should seek these wines out. They are approachable in their youth, but age gracefully as well. 

2018 Fattoria La Massa "La Massa" Toscana Rosso...$24.99/bottle

A blend of mostly Sangiovese with smaller parts Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and a touch of Alicante Bouschet, the Fattoria la Massa 2018 La Massa is a textured and softly pliable wine that shows gorgeous color saturation and a panoramic bouquet with black fruit, dried cherry, plum, spice and sweet tobacco. This vintage offered moments of heat and moments of coolness, and the whole approach is balanced quite nicely in this bottle. I give it a solid 10-year drinking window, and you get great value. Rated 93/100 Wine Advocate

2016 Fattoria La Massa "Giorgio Primo"...$99.98/bottle on sale

The consistency and depth of this wine is just incredible. Like the Carla 6, the 2016 Giorgio Primo shows an inky dark color, almost totally black, with penetrating fruit and long waves of rich fruit flavor throughout. George the First casts mesmerizing spells of spice, tar and smoke. This is a blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. This is another outstanding effort from Fattoria La Massa and its eccentric but visionary founder, Giampaolo Motta. Some 16,000 bottles, magnums, double magnums and other large formats were created. Rated 98/100 Wine Advocate

Back to Bourbon Basics Whiskey tasting at New Ballas

Back to Bourbon Basics
Whiskey tasting at New Ballas
with our Whiskey Expert - Dillon

Open House Format
Friday, May 20th from 4pm-6:30pm

The Wine and Cheese Place
457 N. New Ballas Road
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Come in and see our NB whiskey expert Dillon and talk and taste whiskey

  • Old Grand Dad Bonded 110 Proof
  • Elijah Craig Small Batch
  • Maker's Mark Bourbon

Saturday Wine Tasting -- May 21

Saturday Wine Tasting
Where: all four locations
Date: Saturday - May 21st
Time: 11am-2pm

Stop by any of our 4 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:


2021 Guinta New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc...$15.99
New Zealand
Biodynamic, Certified Organic, Vegan

"Intensely aromatic and instantly appealing with passionfruit, kaffir lime, nectarine and Granny Smith apple characters, it’s succulent and flavoursome in the mouth delivering terrific fruit power andpersistency. Vibrant and super tasty
Rated 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

2019 Comte de Langeron Bouzeron Aligote...$24.99
Bouzeron is one of the five appellations in the Cote de Chalonnaise and the closest one to the Côte-d’Or (Bouzeron is a close neighbor of Rully and Chassagne-Montrachet). It was officially recognized in 1997 as a full-fledged Burgundian appellation village. The only appellation where the grape Aligote is the star. Bouzeron only produces white wines and the only grape is Aligote. Aligoté grape is a cross of Pinot Noir and Gouais (that no longer exists today). Comte de Langeron Aligote has aromas of fresh peaches, white flowers, and green apples. On the palate, it is well balanced and creamy, but the wine is very pure with great focus and nice streak of acidity running through it. Great crisp White Burgundy with a round mouthfeel! Great bottle!

2019 Stratum Waipara Valley Pinot Noir...$13.99
A brilliant ruby red color leads to a nose that is loaded with assorted, lifted red fruit, raspberry, cherry and plum with an engaging spicy top note and a touch of earthy, stemminess that adds nuance and intrigue. Medium bodied and backed with sleek tannins that gives this a round, silky textural feel. the core of red fruit flavors are vibrant and fresh with enough detail on the finish to keep you coming back for more. Polished and loaded with vibrancy and freshness this should show well over the next 3 plus years quite easily.
Great with Salmon, pork, duck, mushroom dishes

2018 Finca Sobreno Toro Crianza....$19.99
100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo)
"Aged in American oak for just over eight months, notes of balsamic, sweet tobacco, juicy plum, and baking spices make for a compelling Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo). The wine’s elegance shows through a burst of pomegranate and white pepper with chalky tannins backing up the finish."
Rated 92/100 The Tasting Panel