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Friday, August 19, 2022

Whiskey Dave’s Mystery Flights-Battle in Bond Edition








Whiskey Dave’s Mystery Flights-Battle in Bond Edition
(IN)Famous Bar in Clayton

The Wine and Cheese Place
Come in and see Whiskey Dave!


Friday and Saturday (8/19 and 8/20) - Forsyth location only
Friday 2-6pm
Saturday-Noon until 6:00


Three ¾ ounce drams for $8

Our own Whiskey Dave has put together a Bottled-in-Bond mystery flight for your enjoyment.
We’re pouring some good whiskey but it won’t be revealed until after the flight. If you like a little mystery, purchase a flight.

Una Vida Tequila



Tequila Tasting - Forsyth location
with Oliver Mueller of Una Vida Tequila
This Saturday August 20th from 12 to 2pm


Open House tasting at the Infamous Bar
Inside the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton on Forsyth


We will be featuring
Una Vida Tequila Blanco...$35.99
Aroma: Cooked agave, mint, peppermint, butterflakes.
Flavor: Delicate fruit and floral tones balanced.
Alcohol: 40% by volume

Una Vida Tequila Reposado...$42.99
Color: Double distilled, luminous, golden amber color with orange flashes and large body.
Aroma: Gentle aromas of cooked agave, herbal nuances, cherry caramelized tones, balanced between the aromas developed in the distillation and those of the barrel.
Flavor: Agave, maple and grapefruit
Maturation: 6 months in white oak barrels.
Alcohol: 40% by volume

Una Vida Tequila Anejo....$44.99
Color: Double distilled, intense color and shades of copper.
Aroma: Aromatic tones cooked, herbal nuances, vanilla and caramel aromas, from their aging in barrels.
Flavor: Silky and intense, with a sweet finish.
Maturation: 18 months in white oak barrels.
Alcohol: 40% by volume



Order them online if you like too!!!




Tequila Tasting -- Lamp and Lantern Location

 


Tequila Tasting
This Saturday!!! August 20th from 1-3pm
TWCP Lamp and Lantern location

Taste Five natural tequilas from two of the best producers - Tequila Ocho and Tapatio!

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Saturday Beer Tasting at Spirit Wine & Craft with Perennial Artisan Ales & Troop Cocktails!

 

Spirit Wine and Craft location
5760 Chippewa Street, Saint Louis, Missouri 63109

Tastings on Saturday, August 20th from 12-2pm
Join us for a open house tasting with Perennial!
We will be pouring these four beers...
      

Perennial DDH Got the Life TWCP...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Another exclusive release at our stores to celebrate our 40th Anniversary and the opening of Spirit Wine and Craft!
Double dry hopped with Galaxy and Mosaic
Perennial / TWCP / Spirit DDH Got the Life IPA

The latest installment from our Hazy Lite IPA series
This "hazyish": IPA series features various malt bills and hopping combinations. All utilize a soft mouthfeel, minimal bitterness and a dryish finish. Is it East cost? Is it West coast? Naw, it's a midwest thang..
Perennial Suburban Beverage...$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Suburban Beverage is a Gose-style ale brewed with salt, orange peel, lemon peel and key lime juice. Tart and refreshing, it will certainly make you feel alright.
Perennial Saison des Reves..$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Collab with Brasserie de la Senne
Saison des Rêves is a collaborative saison brewed with Perennial’s friends in Belgium Brasserie de la Senne. It is brewed with European-grown Pilsner malt, 40% spelt, and dry-hopped lightly with fresh vintage Huell Melon. Finally, the saison was package-conditioned for ultimate crispness and crushability.
Perennial Poolside Breeze...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Poolside Breeze: the perfect summer beer…Berliner Weisse with hibiscus, passion fruit, mango, lemongrass, orange peel + rose hips. Essential for pool time!
Tastings on Saturday, August 20th from 4-6pm
Troop Bourbon Smash...$13.99 / 4pk 200ml cans
Troop Bourbon Smash...$3.29 / 200ml
A TWIST ON THE CLASSIC SUMMER SIPPER TYPICALLY SHARED AT RACE TRACKS AND CLUB HOUSES.
The Bourbon Smash conjures a nostalgic taste without the pretension (or seersucker attire). It pairs perfectly with a sunset picnic or evening poker night. To dress it up, pour in a rocks glass, add an oversized ice cube and lemon wedge and get sippin’.
Troop Mojito...$13.99 / 4pk 200ml cans
Troop Mojito...$3.29 / 200ml can
A GOOD-TIME DRINK MADE FOR WARM SUMMER NIGHTS.
The mojito brings a little sunshine to any occasion. Born out of the rich and vibrant culture of Cuba, it’s hard not to slow down and let loose with this cocktail in hand. Bring it along to your neighborhood block party or backyard soiree. Dress it up with a highball glass, muddled mint
leaves, and lime wedge.


Friday Tastings at Spirit Wine & Craft!

 
Spirit Wine and Craft location
5760 Chippewa Street, Saint Louis, Missouri 63109

Tastings on Friday August 19th from 4-6pm
Join us for a open house tasting with Trademark Wines!
2021 Bonny Doon Vineyard Picpoul Central Coast...$13.99 / 750ml
Story
"Picpoul" translates literally to "lip stinger". It is a high acid, savory, white, rustic grape variety, especially well suited for seafood. Thrifty (which is to say it overcrops like nobody's business), extremely high yielding, the vines must be aggressively thinned for uniform ripeness and flavor intensity.
WINE PROFILE
Vineyard Notes
"Picpoul" translates literally to "lip stinger". It is a high acid, savory, white, rustic grape variety, especially well suited for seafood. Thrifty (which is to say it overcrops like nobody's business), extremely high yielding, the vines must be aggressively thinned for uniform ripeness and flavor intensity.
Grape Varieties
90% Picpoul, 10% Grenache Blanc
Vineyards
90% Beeswax (Arroyo Seco), 10% Nolan Vineyard (Santa Barbara County), Central Coast, CA
ABV
11%
Winemaker Notes
"The redoubtable Beeswax Vineyard in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County has the very singular and coincidental habit of producing white grapes expressing the unique scent of...well, beeswax. Along with beeswax, one apprehends the rather discreet scent of white flowers and perhaps pineapple. But while the scent of Picpoul is subtle, one is forcefully struck by the wine's bracing acidity and its unique savoriness (who's you-mami?). A soupcon of Grenache Blancs adds a discreet measure of weight and texture; further, there is a discernible quality of brininess that makes this wine and aboslutely perfect match for all manner of crustacean and molluscan nutriment." - Randall Grahm (Winemaker/Founder)
Label Art
Super elegant calligraphic hand drawing (to help with pronounciation) by Wendy Cook
2020 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant Red...$13.99 / 750ml
WINE PROFILE
Varietals

42% Grenache, 31% Cinsaut, 24% Syrah, 2% Petite Sirah, 1% Counoise
Alcohol
13.6%
AVA
Central Coast, CA- 82% Monterey, 14% Central Coast, 4% Santa Ynez
Winemaker Notes
"In cool years the Grenache is enormously pretty and fragrant. This was the first year of production for the Cinsault and it was thinned multiple times both for enhanced concentration and evenness of ripening. The cooler climate gives the Cinsault a wonderful articulation of flavor, but what is most noteworthy is the fact that we were able to coferment the Cinsault with Syrah. Something magical happens when Syrah and Cinsault marry; the healthy tanin titer from the Syrah seems to give more structure to the Cinsault, helps to stabilize color. The spicy licorice component from the Syrah is a perfect foil to the Griotte cherry derived from the Cinsault." - Randall Grahm (Winemaker/Founder)

2021 Granite Encostas do Lima Vinho Verde...$10.99 / 750ml
This special project from the Adega Ponte de Lima highlights the diverse soils of the Vinho Verde region. Made from 100% Loureiro grapes, both the Granite and Schist varieties boast a crisp acidity and expressive minerality.
The vineyards are 12.40 miles apart. Elevation is 70-190 meters above Sea Level (both locations), Slope at both locations 25-30 %.
Granite Soil comes from the North Bank of the Lima Vineyard (Northern Portugal).
Lima Vinho Verde Granite displays intense floral aromas with great freshness and more accentuated minerality.
Specifications
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Loureiro
Age of vines
10-20 years
Soil type
Granitic soil
Vinification
Manual harvest. Fermented at 17°C (62°F) with the help of inoculated active dry yeasts (saccharomyces cerevisiae) that works the best with Vinho Verde. Stirring of the lees (batonnage). No oak. 7 grams per liter residual sugar (0.7%)
Production
500 (9-liter cases)
Pairings
Sushi, fish, seafood, cheeses and salads.
2021 Schist Encostas do Lima Vinho Verde...$10.99 / 750ml
This special project from the Adega Ponte de Lima highlights the diverse soils of the Vinho Verde region. Made from 100% Loureiro grapes, both the Granite and Schist varieties boast a crisp acidity and expressive minerality. The vineyards are 12.40 miles apart. Elevation is 70-190 meters above Sea Level (both locations), Slope at both locations 25-30 %.
Schist Soil and wine comes from the South Side of the Lima River (Northern Portugal).
Lima Schist Vinho Verde displays subtle yet more complex aromas. Full bodied, persistent and engaging.
Specifications
Wine Type

White
Varietal(s)
100% Loureiro
Age of vines
15 years average
Soil type
Schist
Vinification
Manual harvest. Fermented at 17°C (62°F) with the help of inoculated active dry yeasts (saccharomyces cerevisiae) that works the best with Vinho Verde. Stirring of the lees (batonnage). No oak. 7 grams per liter residual sugar (0.7%)
Production
500 (9-liter cases)
Pairings
Fatty fish, white meats and desserts.
Tastings on Friday August 19th from 4-6pm
Join us for an open house tasting with Excel Brewing Company!
Excel Brewing Flash Bang Hazy Pale Ale...$8.49 / 4pk 16oz cans
ABV: 4.6% IBUS: 16
Try our award winning beer. This delicious beer took the bronze medal for American Wheat Beer at the 2016 World Beer Cup. See what everyone is raving about and pick up a 6-pack today. Hoppy and refreshing, this unfiltered American wheat beer is brewed and dry hopped with Crystal and Amarillo hops, giving it subtle grapefruit and floral notes with hints of citrus rind.
Excel Brewing Lefty's Lager...$7.49 / 4pk 16oz cans
ABV: 5% IBUS: 18
Munich Style Helles Lager. A classic, easy drinking German beer named after Excel’s founding father, Edward “Lefty” Meier. After catching a bankrobber, he used the reward money on a used bottling machine and the rest is history.
Grist: Pilsner Malt, Munich Malt, Melanoidin Malt
Hops: Hallertauer Mittelfrueh
Available: Year-Round in 12oz bottles and Draft
Pair with: German cuisine, buttery cheese (brie, gouda, havarti), salad, pork, fish, shellfish
Excel Brewing Radler Beer with Citrus...$8.49 / 4pk 16oz cans
German Lager mixed with a citrus soda made with real orange and lemon.
Excel Brewing Stay Golden American IPA...$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
6.7% ABV. 65 IBUS
Mosaic and Citra hops are the center of this beer. Huge aromas of tropical fruit and floral hops with hints of citrus zest complemented by a light aroma of sweet malt.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Narrow Gauge

Fresh batches!!!

Narrow Gauge in stock now!!
Narrow Gauge DDH Sparkle Motion American Pale Ale...$14.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Fresh Canned today 8/16/222!
American Pale Ale Double dry-hopped with Galaxy and Citra hops (6.0% ABV).

Narrow Gauge Frisches Bier....$10.99 / 4/pk 16oz
Canned 8/15/22
Pale Kellerbier hopped with Czech Saaz hops

Weihenstephaner Helles Session Lager Gift Pack with Stein

 

Weihenstephaner Helles with Stein...$9.49 / 16.9oz can
First impressions reveal a compact, finely frothy crown and a subtly flowery aroma, thanks to the aroma hop Saphir.
This gift pack is a perfect way to celebrate any drinking occasion.

Breckenridge Oktoberfest

 


Breckenridge Oktoberfest...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz bottles

Oktoberfest is an elegant German Amber Lager that's true to style and exceptionally smooth. Bready, toasty aromas and flavors mingle with light malty sweetness. Soft mouthfeel and a touch of hops combine to offer a clean, dry finish.

Simply Spiked Lemonade Variety Pack

 
Simply Spiked Lemonade Variety Pack...$17.99 / 12pk 12oz cans
Variety Pack includes:
Signature Lemonade
Bright and refreshing, Signature Lemonade takes the beloved sweet lemony tartness of Lemonade flavor and adds an extra elements of excitement with 5% abv.
Strawberry Lemonade
The fresh take on the classic pairing of strawberries and lemonade is sure to fuel your festivities with the blissful blend of ripe berry and tart lemonade flavors.
Blueberry Lemonade
Blueberry and lemonade flavors come together to create a one-of-a-kind flavor perfect for your one-of-a-kind celebrations.
Watermelon Lemonade 
Summertime sweetness is on full display when the flavors of mouth-watering watermelon and lip-puckering lemonade get together. 

Sierra Nevada Hop Splash Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Hop Water

 

NON-ALCOHOLIC
Sierra Nevada Hop Splash NA Hop Water...$8.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
With its hoppy notes of peach, mango and grapefruit, our refreshing Hop Splash sparkling water is your anytime answer for hop cravings. When beer has to wait, Citra and Amarillo hops infuse maximum flavor — zeros for everything else.

Prairie Artisan Ales Key Lime Pie Sour Ale

 

Prairie Key Lime Pie Sour...$10.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
Sour ale with key lime and vanilla. 
5% abv.

Pipeworks Unicorn Cowboy & NvU vs The Haze

 

Pipeworks Unicorn Cowboy West Coast IPA...$12.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Pipeworks Unicorn Cowboy West Coast IPA...$3.29 / 16oz can
West Coast Style Pale Ale with Azacca Hops | Alc. 5.9% by vol. | 4 pack of 16 oz cans
YEEHAW!
Alright partner, please let us kindly introduce you to the Unicorn Cowboy. He's a cowboy but ALSO a Unicorn. He's no stranger round these parts, but he likes to keep to himself.
This crisp and lively pale ale is refreshing AND juicy. Azacca hops bring full ripe papaya and star fruit flavors to these lacy, sunset hued suds. It's the kind of pale ale that's exciting, and reels you in, but is still able to walk off into the sunset. What we're trying to say is that it's a delicious "session" pale ale!
BACK IN STOCK
Pipeworks Ninja Unicorn v The Haze...$14.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Pipeworks Ninja Unicorn v The Haze...$4.29 / 16oz can
Hazy Double IPA | 16oz 4 packs | 8% ABV | Ninja vs Unicorn but more juicy hazy!
We took our Ninja vs Unicorn double IPA and brewed this beer with a yeast that creates a fuller mouthfeel. The tropical, mandarine orange, pineapple notes from the hops are really emphasized. This is a special beer that we're currently making only occasionally.


Maplewood Brewing Company Bavarian Dream Hefeweizen

 
Maplewood Bavarian Dream...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
TASTE PROFILE
It’s a Hefe! Notes of clove and banana; effervescent and quenching.
German wheat and pilsner malt provide a bready crisp finish. The lighter ABV makes this perfect for hot weather. We encourage you to serve with an orange wedge.

Off Color Brewing Pumpkin Beer for Cafes

Off Color Brewing Pumpkin Beer for Cafe...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
TASTING NOTES
Sure, it’s a pumpkin beer so it tastes a lot like everything else that is pumpkin spiced. But Pumpkin Beer for Cafés gains a sweet, nutty, and earthy twist from cold brewed red rooibos tea and vanilla beans in an already chewy base beer heavy in unmalted grain.
SECRET TECHNIQUE
To maintain as much of the aromatics as possible from the spices and tea, we only heat them to pasteurization before steeping them in final beer. The highly volatile aromatics easily escape with extended heating times or hot side brewing additions which make the brewery smell great but take away from the beer. Because everyone loves warming pumpkin spice 6 weeks a year!
INGREDIENTS
Munich Malt, Flaked Wheat, Wheat Malt, Flaked Oats, Flaked Barley, Nugget hops, Lotus hops, Pumpkin Puree, Vanilla Beans, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves, Red Rooibos Tea, Water

Prairie Artisan Ales Pumpkin Pie Treat Sour Ale

Prairie Artisan Ales Pumpkin Pie Treat...$16.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
Prairie Artisan Ales Pumpkin Pie Treat...$4.69 / 12oz can
Sour ale with pumpkin pie spice blend and toasted marshmallow flavor.
abv. 5.5%

2017 L'Aventure Estate Cuvee


2017 L'Aventure Estate Cuvee...$99.99
The flagship 2017 Estate Cuvée (49% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 21% Petit Verdot) spent 15 months in 90% new French oak, and I certainly blew the barrel review on this wine. It offers a brilliant bouquet of crème de cassis, crushed violets, lead pencil, chocolate, and a rocking sense of minerality. Deep, full-bodied, concentrated, and seamless on the palate, it's about as polished and sexy as they come in the vintage.
Rated 98/100 Jeb Dunnuck
A blend of 49% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Estate Cuvée has a very deep purple-black color and explosive nose of black cherry and boysenberry preserves, crème de cassis, cedar, violet, burnt orange peel, baker’s chocolate, thyme, grilled meats, loamy earth and Indian spices. The silky, full-bodied palate is expansive, spicy and floral laced, with a firm but incredibly pixelated frame and great freshness on the long, dense finish. This merits another 3-5 years in bottle at least.
Drink 2021 - 2041
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate

Just starting to hit its stride!!! Check out that drinking window!

Rare CDP!


2019 Saint Prefert Isabel Ferrando Colombis Chateauneuf du Pape....$139.99
3,720 cases made, 310 cases

The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Colombis comes from more sandy soils and is all Grenache raised in demi-muids. Wild strawberries, cherries, flowery incense, lavender, and loamy earth all make an appearance, and it's full-bodied, has a deep layered texture, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It's another wine that needs a few years of bottle age, but it will deliver the goods over the following 15+. This is Grenache at its most elegant and seamless.
Rated 97+/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 96/100 Vinous Media


Vere rare wine - only 800 BOTTLES made - not cases (in 12 bottles cases that would only be about 66 cases)
Each bottle numbered and each bottle comes in its own wooden box.
Made from 90 year old vines
2018 Isabel Ferrando F601 Chateauneuf du Pape....$799.99
Named for the vineyard parcel from which it comes, the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape F601 is entirely Cinsault, from vines planted in 1928. Aged in demi-muids, there are only 800 bottles of this new cuvée, so I suppose this review is largely academic. That said, when Cinsault performs like this, it's certainly worthy of note, as it's often used for rosé or (in Châteauneuf, an appellation where rosé isn't permitted) dismissed as a minor blending variety. This wine is anything but minor. Floral and spicy on the nose, supremely silky on the palate, nearly endless on the finish, it delivers the goods, cushioned by perfumed, herbal, cherry and raspberry fruit flavors. It's not quite as expansive or generous as the Grenache-based Colombis, but it might be more concentrated and longer on the finish. I've been deliberately conservative with my drinking window, as it's delicious now, but I wouldn't be surprised to see it showing well in a decade's time (assuming there's any left).
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate