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Friday, November 11, 2022

High Spirits Cannabis Seltzers

 

**MUST BE 21 YEARS OR OLDER TO PURCHASE

INTRODUCING!
High Spirits Cannabis Seltzers!

High Spirits Oracle...$18.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
High Spirits Oracle...5.19 / 12oz can
The Oracle provides insight from above. You will enjoy the refreshing mix of effervescence, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lavender, and soothing Chamomile. Our divine advice? Imbibe this delicious elixir now.Take Your soul on a soothing journey to experience the unexpected.With 3mg D9 and 15mg CBD per can, this 4 pack of seltzers is sure to bring you high spirits!
High Spirits Underworld...$18.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
High Spirits Underworld...$5.19 / 12oz can
The Underworld exhibits an otherworldly taste of Violet, Ginger, Cherry, and zesty Lime. It will purify your spirit and excite your taste buds. Take Your soul on a soothing journey to experience the unexpected.With 3mg D9 and 15mg CBD per can, this 4 pack of seltzers is sure to bring you high spirits!

**CURRENTLY IN STOCK AT NEW BALLAS BUT WILL BE AT OTHER LOCATIONS NEXT WEEK

Agwa de Bolivia Coca Leaf Liquor

 

Agwa de Bolivia Coca Leaf Liquor...$36.99 / 750ml
60 PROOF | 30% ABV
SUPREMELY VERSATILE. ENJOY AGWA AS A FROZEN SHOT OR MIX EFFORTLESSLY IN COCKTAILS, LONG DRINKS OR HOMEMADE COCKTAILS.
AGWA’s coca leaf flavour is achieved by infusing and blending over 36 botanicals. This makes it a unique flavour ingredient when stirring up your next batch of homemade cocktails.
Any aspiring mixologist or home bartender can mix a wide range of cocktail ideas with AGWA’s versatile flavour profile to create simple yet delicious drinks.
Our herbs and botanicals include Chinese green tea, African mint, Amazonian guarana, Argentinian black mountain tea, Korean red ginseng to name a few. Please check out the ingredient page to find out more.
The taste is then rounded out to create a complex and harmonious blend, handcrafted by a world class master blender. Finally, the high strength recipe is bespoke distilled and reduced to 30% Abv.

Side Project Release!

Side Project Raffle for a chance to purchase a set!
Deadline tomorrow to sign up!

The deadline to pick up the Side Project 40th Anniversary sets has passed.
If you have not picked up your set yet, please email paul@wineandcheeseplace.com

We will have at least 25 sets available for sale. Some people could not pick up their sets and cancelled their order, still waiting to hear from a few more.  This will be for BRC/WRC members only that have not received any sets yet. If you missed the release, sign up next time you are in one of our locations!

You can sign up between now and November 12th. We will draw names right after that and send emails out to those people. They will be great beers to share with your family on Thanksgiving!








Side Project For TWCP & Merci 40...$80 for the set
Includes 2 bottles
  • 1 bottle Merci 40th Anniversary (750ml)
  • 1 bottle For TWCP Barrel Aged Stout (375ml)

Guidelines

  • No Purchase necessary for 1 entry
  • You can get a second entry if you purchases $10 or more. (Total 2 raffle tickets per person)
  • Sign up for the raffle at the register next time you are in one of our stores.
  • You must sign up in the store, no phone calls or emails.
  • You are not eligible if you already received some during the initial release.
  • You must be a member of our BRC/WRC - Whiskey Reward Club (either already signed up or sign up on the spot).
  • You must be 21 or older
  • This is for a chance to purchase the 2 bottle set
  • We will randomly draw the names and send out emails after the deadline. If your name is drawn, you must purchase your bottle by November 20th or we will draw another name.
  • You must be able to pick up at one of our 5 locations.

Good Times Bourbon Single Barrel "Honey Barrel"


New barrel in stock now
Good Times Bourbon Single Barrel "Honey Barrel"...$89.99
  • Barrel #401
  • Single Barrel
  • 116 proof
  • Finished in Bourbon Honey Barrels
  • Distilled in Indiana

2018 Schrader Double Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon


The 2019 Vintage just received The Wine of the Year 2022 by The Wine Spectator, we do not have have one, but we have the 2018 - just a little left now with great scores too.
2018 Schrader Double Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon...$74.99
Readers looking to get a taste of the impeccable quality and style from Schrader at a more affordable price point would do well to check out the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Double Diamond. Coming all from Oakville, it has a classic Cabernet nose of black and blue fruits, green tobacco, cedar pencil, damp earth, and chocolate. It's not over the top and has beautiful varietal character as well as medium to full body, ripe yet present tannins, good overall freshness, and a great finish. This is beautifully done and well worth a case purchase. I'd lean toward drinking bottles over the coming 10-12 years, but I certainly wouldn't be surprised to see it evolve longer. It's a candidate for the best Napa Cabernet under $100.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 94/100 Wine Enthusiast
Rated 94/100 James Suckling
Rated 91/100 The Wine Spectator

Clos St Jean Dues Ex Machina Chateauneuf Du Pape



Aaron predicted this would be the Wine of the Year....and it is a great choice, but it was not
2020 Clos St Jean Dues Ex Machina Chateauneuf Du Pape....$119.99
Boasts bitter plum, raspberry and black cherry reduction notes that have a lively savory, garrigue streak, while grippy-edged tar, tobacco and ganache notes pepper the finish. Muscular and dense but the cut is there, and the fruit core takes a late encore for good measure. Grenache and Mourvèdre. Best from 2025 through 2040. —J.M.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Spectator

Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino


Close to the #2 - same score, same winery, way better price than the #2 Wine of the Year
2016 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino....$74.99

This red is pure and supple, evoking cherry, blackberry, licorice, earth and spice flavors, delivering almost seamless harmony at this early stage, with refined tannins that are very well-integrated. Shows fine length, courtesy of the vibrant acidity. Best from 2023 through 2043.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

Disclaimer: This is not the Riserva bottling that was named Wine Spectator's #2 Wine of the Year, but it did get the same score and is half the price!
2016 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva was named #2 Wine of the Year.
Price $130
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator



Sagamore Spirit Sherry Finish Rye Whiskey

Limited release!
12 more bottles in stock now!
Sagamore Spirit PX Sherry Finish Rye Whiskey....$69.99
Finished in Rye PX Sherry Barrels
Batch 1A
First released as a Distillery Exclusive bottle in 2019, our distillers were committed to bring back this complex and layered whiskey for the world to enjoy. The structured oak profile of our original whiskey balances the bouquet of dried fruit and honey left from the PX Sherry wine. Our 4-year old straight rye whiskey spent an additional 18 months in 132-gallon PX Sherry barrels, resulting in a taste profile featuring velvety notes of toasted almond, dried fig, and soft spice.

HDV Napa Valley "Hyde Vineyard" Chardonnay





2019 HDV Napa Valley "Hyde Vineyard" Chardonnay...$84.99
The Wine Spectator #3 Wine of the Year 2022

HdV—for Hyde de Villaine—was founded in 2000, a high-profile partnership between two accomplished winemaking families: the Hydes of Napa and the de Villaines of Burgundy. The Hyde Vineyard, located on the eastern edge of Carneros, is among the most celebrated in California—its grapes go into stunning single-vineyard bottlings by Aubert, Kistler, Ramey and others. The age of the vines ranges from 28 to 40 years, with old Wente and Calera clones. Winemaker Guillaume Boudet ages the wine for 15 months in French oak barrels, 20 percent new, and then lets it settle for three months in stainless steel before bottling unfined and unfiltered.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Spectator

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Carter Cellars Weitz Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon





2018 Carter Cellars Weitz Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon...$152.99
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Weitz Vineyard comes from a site in the northern part of the valley and more red, volcanic soils. It reminds me of the 2016 with its iron/iodine-like character as well as beautiful mulled red and black fruits, Asian spices, chocolate, and loamy earthy aromas and flavors. This big, rich, opulent beauty has sweet tannins, a rocking mid-palate, and a great finish. It’s already impossible to resist yet has two decades of longevity ahead of it.
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck
The deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Weitz Vineyard rocks up with ready-for-business scents of stewed plums, blackberry preserves, ripe blackcurrants and kirsch plus suggestions of bay leaves, pencil shavings and iron ore. Full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-coating black fruit preserves layers with a black pepper and herbs undercurrent and sturdy frame of grainy tannins, finishing with an earthy lift.
Rated 94/100 Wine Advocate

Elysian Bifrost

 
Elysian Bifrost Winter Ale...$10.99 / 6pk 12oz bottles

TASTING NOTES
Pours golden with orange highlights. Smells alluringly sweet like caramel apples with a little spice and orange zest. Taste is bold and balanced with a good amount of citrus and earthy hop bitters to offset the malt character. Finishes dry with a bit of fruit.

2017 BV Georges de Latour Private Reserve



2019 vintage just became Wine of the Year by James Suckling, we have not seen that vintage yet, but the 2017 is fantastic and you can drink it now
2017 BV Georges de Latour Private Reserve...$119.99
Compare to $129.99 at Total Wine and More

This is one of the most balanced Georges de Latour, offering currants, minerals, fresh herbs and spices. It’s full-bodied with very fine tannins. Long and focused. Subtle and complex. Very elegant and refined in the end. Reminds me of classic, old vintages from the 1960s and 1970s. Drink or hold.
Rated 97/100 James Suckling
Composed of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour was aged for 22 months in French oak, 95% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is open and ready for business, featuring notions of redcurrant jelly, black raspberries, boysenberries and spice cake with touches of red roses, camphor, dark chocolate and new leather. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers bags of fragrant red and black fruit preserves, framed by plush tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long and perfumed. This is a very pretty expression of this vintage, which is drinking beautifully now and yet should cellar for a good 20 years or more. 6,974 cases were made.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Bourbon Barrel Aged Thrales



Urban Chestnut Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Thrales...$7.99 / 16oz bottle
For this UCBC Cellar Series Release, we have rested our Russian Imperial Stout in freshly used, premium bourbon oak barrels. The Bourbon and oak impart notes of caramel, vanilla, and a subtle spiciness from the high blend of rye in the whiskey. At 11% ABV, you can enjoy the complexity and warmth of this barrel-aged stout tonight, or cellar for up to 5 years.

Perennial Abraxas Stout




Perennial 2022 Abraxas Stout...$20.99 / 750ml

An American Imperial Stout brewed to accentuate the sweet chocolate character and aged on Kakao cacao nibs, vanilla beans, freshly ground cinnamon sticks and ancho chile peppers.



Purlieu Cabernet Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard


2018 Purlieu Cabernet Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard...$199.98
Another brilliant wine in the lineup, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard comes from one of the Grand Cru vineyards in the Valley and is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Its dense purple color is followed by classic, blockbuster To Kalon notes of blueberries, cassis, raspberries, flowery incense, unsmoked tobacco, and violets. This powerhouse of a Cabernet is full-bodied, has loads of ripe tannins, a layered mouthfeel, and a great finish. This vineyard performed exceptionally well in 2018, and this is a gorgeous, textbook expression of this terroir to enjoy over the coming two decades.
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard is deep garnet-purple in color, slowly unfurling to reveal a nose of warm cassis, freshly crushed blackberries, black cherries and mulberries with touches of pencil lead, bay leaves, Indian spices and cast-iron pan. The full-bodied palate is densely laden with exotic spices and black fruit preserves, structured by very firm, ripe, grainy tannins and lovely freshness, finishing on a lingering mineral note.
Rated 96+/100 The Wine Advocate

Red Line Bourbon Honey Cask Finish



Back in stock - the popular Honey Cask Finish!
Red Line Bourbon Honey Cask Finish...$109.99

HONEY CASK FINISHED BOURBON
We start our Process by filling empty Red Line Bourbon barrels with local wildflower honey and allow it to age in order to produce a Barrel-Aged Honey. Some of the finest nectar around. Once the Honey Aging process is complete, we take the "honey barrels" and fill them with our hand selected single barrel bourbons to finish until it passes our strict tasting guidelines. The result is a flavorful marriage of our cask strength bourbon and sweet honey blended to perfection.Proof: 113
  • Age: Min 6 years
  • Production: Single Barrel, Limited Quantity
  • State of Distillation: Indiana
  • Mash Bill: 75% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Barley Malt
  • Barrel #131

Red Line Whiskey Co. Elements Bourbon


ELEMENTS by Red Line
Perfect for Thanksgiving!  Holiday spices in a bottle!
Red Line Whiskey Co. Elements Bourbon....$59.99

  • Amburana Oak Barrels
  • Mash Bill: 75% Corn * 21% Rye * 4% Malted Barley
  • Distilled in Indiana
  • 103 Proof
  • Batch #MO-1
  • Non-Chil Filltered
Allow us to introduce you to Red Line’s first small batch bourbon - Elements. The process begins by hand selecting our most compatible bourbons to be blended together and then finished in Amburana oak casks. These casks are the key components that create an unmistakable flavor profile. The native Brazilian wood commands a warmth and spice that shine through in every sip.  Amburana wood adds aromas of baking spices, cinnamon and gingerbread.

Hints of gingerbread and cinnamon meld together with other savory, herbal notes like clove and thyme to create a bourbon like no other. Remember, not all small batches are created equal - so whether you’re looking for a new favorite to sip on, or the perfect holiday drink, Elements has you covered.
Cask Wood Species: Amburana cearenala
Production: State Batches
Current States of Distribution: Missouri, More state releases coming in 2023



Vineyard 29 Cabernet Sauvignon Aida



2018 Vineyard 29 Cabernet Sauvignon Aida....$279.99
A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Aida Estate has a deep garnet-purple color and flamboyant notes of stewed black and red plums, boysenberries and black currant cordial plus touches of bay leaves, tilled loam, charcoal and new leather. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is jam-packed with tightly knit black fruit and earthy layers, framed by firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and savory.
Rated 97+/100 The Wine Advocate
Including 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Aida Estate comes from a rocky site in St. Helena and spent 20 months in French oak. It's another gorgeously balanced, elegant, yet concentrated wine from this team that has classic notes of dark currants, blackberries, savory herbs, chocolate, and lead pencil. Building nicely with time in the glass, it's full-bodied and has a layered, elegant texture, plenty of tannins, and a great finish, all making for a captivating Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Give bottles 4-5 years if possible, and it's going to evolve for 25+ years or more.
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2018 Vineyard 29 Cabernet Sauvignon 29 Estate....$279.99
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon 29 Estate offers up intense notes of warm cassis, chocolate-covered cherries, blackberry preserves and wild blueberries with hints of smoked meats, cast iron pan, Indian spices and mossy tree bark in the undercurrent. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is taut and tightly wound, featuring muscular black fruits and a very firm, grainy texture, finishing long and mineral laced.
Rated 97+/100 The Wine Advocate
The gorgeous 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon 29 Estate displays the quality of this vintage, revealing a deep purple/plum color as well as well complex notes of currants, cedar pencil, dried tobacco, chocolate, and leafy herbs. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and incredibly elegant on the palate, it builds nicely with time in the glass and has ripe, yet present tannins, wonderful overall balance, and a great finish. A classic, complete Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, it will benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for 15-20+.
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2018 Vineyard 29 Cabernet Sauvignon Ceanda....$129.99
Another St. Helena release, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Ceanda checks in as 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot and Merlot, all brought up in French oak. Black fruits, chocolaty herbs, graphite, violets, and acacia flower notes all emerge from the glass, and it hits the palate with a seamless, elegant texture, ultra-fine tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. I'd be thrilled to drink a bottle any time over the coming 20 years or more.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon CEANDA is composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Merlot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it delivers expressive notions of blackberry pie, Black Forest cake and crème de cassis with hints of licorice, tar and Sichuan pepper plus a waft of wild sage. Full-bodied, the palate has a rock-solid, rugged structure of grainy tannins and plenty of freshness to support the black fruit preserves layers, finishing on a lingering aniseed note.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate



Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Tasting at Spirit Wine and Craft This Friday

 

TASTING!
SPIRIT WINE AND CRAFT
5760 CHIPPEWA ST
FRIDAY, November 10th FROM 4PM-6PM

Brooklyn Winter IPA...$8.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Cold weather calls for thick knit hats, swift sleds, and Brooklyn Winter IPA. this classic IPA layers Simcoe and Trident hops for notes of dark fruit, blood orange, and bright, frosty juniper and pine aromas. A touch of rye spice warms the finish to keep you cozy to the core. Stock up and enjoy the flurries while they last.
Deschutes Chasin Freshies...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Seize the hop harvest season with this limited release fresh hop IPA featuring late harvest Idaho 7 hops. This fresh and juicy IPA has notes of tangerine, apricot, and papaya paired with pine resin.
6.0% ABV | 50 IBU | Fresh Idaho 7, with Idaho 7 dry hop | 2-Row Pale, Wheat

Komes Raspberry Porter...$4.49 / 16.9oz bottle
enriched with raspberry juice, Madagascar vanilla and Indian chilli peppers. It offers a unique combination of sweetness from the porter and vanilla and fruity notes of raspberries, topped with a slightly spicy finish.


Rockwell Beer Co. Salute Italian-style Pilsner...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Salute! is our Italian Pilsner first brewed for our third anniversary. It’s brewed with a base of Eraclea barley malt from Italy and thoughtfully aggressive additions of Zuper Saazer, Saphir, and Tettnang hops. Honey sweet malt makes way for a string of floral citrus and spice notes.
Tasting notes: ​Honeyed malt, mandarin, floral

Rockwell Beer Co.

 

Rockwell Salute Italian-style Pils...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Salute! is our Italian Pilsner first brewed for our third anniversary. It’s brewed with a base of Eraclea barley malt from Italy and thoughtfully aggressive additions of Zuper Saazer, Saphir, and Tettnang hops. Honey sweet malt makes way for a string of floral citrus and spice notes.
Tasting notes: ​Honeyed malt, mandarin, floral

Heavy Riff Brewing

Heavy Riff Vanilla Coffee Underbrown...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Heavy Riff Vanilla Coffee Underbrown...$4.49 / 16oz can
Vanilla Coffee Underbrown is the second beer we ever produced and is our most widely recognized beer. Originally intended to be a one-off beer for the launch party of Vincent Van Doughnut food truck it has since become a staple in the taproom. Deep rich notes of chocolate and coffee finished with a smooth vanilla finish.
6.5% ABV

Crooked Stave IPA

 

Crooked Stave Juicy West...$14.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
New West Coast IPA Double Dry Hopped with Simcoe, Citra and Mosaic
ABV: 6.0%
Crooked Stave Juicy East...$14.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
New England IPA Double Dry Hopped with Azacca, Citra, Mosaic and Motueka
ABV: 6.0%