Friday, January 6, 2023

James Ownby Reserve Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey

James Ownby Reserve Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey...$35.99 / 750ml
Charcoal filtered using the Lincoln County Process and aged in virgin American charred oak barrels, James Ownby Reserve Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a rich, warm, deep caramel, easy-sipping spirit with a distinctly southern soul.
94 Proof 47% ALC/ VOL

Barrell Bourbon New Year 2023

Barrell Bourbon New Year 2023...$74.99 / 750ml
  • A selection of 5, 6, 7, 8, 10-year-old straight bourbon whiskeys
  • Distilled in TN, IN, KY, OH, WY, NY, TX & MD
  • Crafted and bottled in Kentucky
  • 113.54 proof cask strength bottling
Classic, with caramel on the nose, vanilla and spice on the palate, and a creamy finish. A splash of water introduces a plethora of tropical fruits to the nose while the syrupy palate displays a range of rich liqueurs.
Appearance: Chestnut brown.
Nose: A classic bourbon opening of brioche and caramel. Added to that is a woodsy underpinning of sandalwood and a wisp of smoke. It evolves through a range of sweets: amaretto, coconut macaroons, and cream soda. Gooseberry, quince, and lime cordial add a bit of lift. A range of mineral notes round it out with flint, limestone, and beeswax.
Palate: Though cask strength, the heat is kept in check by syrupy oak sugars. Black cherry soda and roasted molé take center stage. Vanilla is notably strong here and joined by fellow oak spices nutmeg, cardamom, and aniseed. The oak is well balanced by herbaceous rye notes along with rose hip, wormwood, and peppercorn.
Finish: Candied chili pepper and preserved lemon flash across the Horchata takes over as a creaminess builds, adding white chocolate, and cashew. As the flavors slowly fade, a waxiness lingers on.
With a few drops of spring water
Passionfruit, mango lassi, and ripe banana herald a broad range of tropical fruits. Meanwhile a leafy side expands, exhibiting cigar, tarragon, and peppermint. A rich sweetness overwhelms the palate, converting every note to its liqueur form: limoncello, maraschino, anisette and creme de menthe.

Geisen 0% Alcohol Free New Zealand Premium Red Wine

Geisen Alcohol Free New Zealand Premium Red Wine...$13.99 / 750ml
Giesen is a New Zealand based winery run by the three Giesen brothers with a commitment to sustainability, discovery, and time spent amongst loved ones. Premium New Zealand Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes are harvested, pressed, and fermented before the finished wine undergoes a gentle spinning process to dealcoholize the wine without sacrificing body, aromas, or tannic structure.
Full of various dark fruit flavors and a bit of oak, this is a versatile, food-friendly red that's light on its feet and perfect for year-round drinking. Pour it in your favorite roomy glass and enjoy!
< 0.5% ABV
Deep red in color with crushed blackberry and wild herbs on the nose. Fine tannins provide structure and uphold flavors of red berries, plum, and judicious notes of toasted oak round out the palate, leading to a pleasant, lingering finish.

*Currently in stock at The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton and Kirkwood

Beer Tasting Tonight at The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton


The Wine and Cheese Place Clayton
Friday, January 6th from 4pm-6pm

James will be sampling these four beers...
  • Bluewood Brewing Arch City Haze
  • Off Color Beer for Bowling
  • Narrow Gauge Chicken Out Pils
  • Main & Mill Carpathian Port Barrel Imperial Stout *NOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

4 Hands Brewing Co. No Bake Oatmeal Brown Ale with Vanilla

4 Hands No Bake Oatmeal Brown Ale with Vanilla...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Pouring a deep mahogany and boasting aromas of dark chocolate and coffee, No Bake features rich Madagascar vanilla with chocolate and caramel malts, roasted barley and flaked oats resulting in a smooth, slightly creamy dessert beer that, just like the cookies, is ready to enjoy after cooling.

Teeling Wonders of Wood Virgin Chinkapin Oak

In the Top 20 Whiskies of the Year 
by The Whisky Advocate!

Very Limited!!!
This first edition of this very limited series won “World’s Best” Pot Still at the 2022 World Whiskies Awards for its complexity

Teeling Wonders of Wood Virgin Chinkapin Oak Irish Whiskey...$89.99
Master distiller Alex Chasko selected wide-grain virgin Chinkapin American white oak casks to fully mature this batch of distinctive Dublin-made single pot still whiskey, with each bottle sold helping to replant native trees in County Wicklow. The fresh oak has deeply etched its character on the spirit with savory and spicy aromas of roasted sweet chestnut, marron glacé, licorice, pecan, and treacle, followed by a deliciously yielding palate of black fruits, forest honey, clove, cola, and Brazil nut. —Jonny McCormick
Rated 93/100 Whisky Advocate
Rated #19 Whisky of the Year!

Fresh Narrow Gague!

Canned January 2nd!
Narrow Gauge OJ Run Imperial IPA...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Imperial IPA dry hopped with Citra, Galaxy, and Amarillo

Canned January 2nd!
Narrow Gauge / TWCP / Chicken Out Pils....$12.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

The recipe for this Kellerbier consists of Pilsner Malt, Flaked Rice, and Melanoidin, which gives it a nice crisp profile with some malt complexity. For the hops I selected Wai-iti, which is a New Zealand hop with flavor and aromas of citrus(lime/mandarin) and stone fruit (peach/apricot), and Callista, which is a German hop with flavor and aromas of tropical fruit(passionfruit), stone fruit(peach), and citrus (Grapefruit). - Jeff Hardesty

Penelope Bourbon Rose Cask Finish

Penelope Bourbon Rose Cask Finish...$67.99
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  • 94 proof
  • Aged 4 Years
Penelope Rosé Cask Finish is the first installment in our Cooper Series which takes our straight whiskeys on a world tour, pairing Penelope with wine casks from the finest wine making regions. Sweet and delicate, Rosé Cask Finish marries our signature straight bourbon whiskey with hand-selected French Rosé wine casks from the Southern Rhône region, bringing together a truly unique alliance of flavor.

Penelope Bourbon Toasted Barrel Strength...$64.99
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  • Char 3
  • Heavy Toast
  • 110 proof
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.

Penelope Architect Bourbon Build No.4...$65.99
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  • French Oak Staves
  • 104 Proof
  • Age 4-5 years
Architect is the new blueprint for precision blending. The first build in this series combines our signature four grain mash bill with two styles of French oak staves. Working in collaboration with Tonnellerie Radoux of France, the market leader in oak barrel manufacturing and innovation, we selected each stave using their state-of-the-art OakScan process to construct a truly memorable flavor profile. After all, the best architecture leaves no room for error.
Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey uniquely blended from three bourbons mash bills • Blend of two different French Oak Staves.  Delicate Stave - low tannin content. Discreet and delicate aromatic contribution, vanilla, floral and sweet spices notes, respect of fruit.  Intense Stave - medium tannin content. Wide & complex aromatic palette, roasted, spicy, vanilla notes.

Catena Zapata Adriana Vineyard White Bones Chardonnay

2020 Catena Zapata Adriana Vineyard White Bones Chardonnay...$134.99
The nose of the 2020 White Bones Chardonnay is an explosion of thyme and rockrose, aromatic, open, expressive, outspoken, showy and exuberant. It also has notes of white flowers and citrus, pine needles and incense, continuously developing new layers, curry, something smoky, more and more aromatic herbs, nuanced, complex and with a magnetic attraction that makes you go back to the glass over and over again. This was harvested all at the same time, whereas it was sometimes harvested over four different moments in the past; so this is a bit different and an extraordinary year for this wine, transcending the conditions of the year, with lower alcohol and pH (12.5% and 3.1) than the 2021, despite coming from a warmer year. This is very tasty and long, stony (more than White Stones!) and very persistent. Amazing juice! 5,760 bottles produced.
Rated 99/100 The Wine Advocate
Fascinating nose of white lavender, lemon, pineapple, green apple, thyme, rosemary, sourdough, almond and oyster shell. It’s medium-bodied with vibrant acidity and a tense, spicy palate. So much flavor and fragrance. Incredibly expressive, with evolving layers of fresh fruit, spices, flowers and herbs. Drink or hold.
Rated 99/100 James Suckling
Wildly expressive and distinctive, showing off a range of sage, savory and chive blossom aromas and flavors that join a vibrant core of grapefruit and white peach, with details of citrus-marinated Picholine olive and river stone weaving in and out. Beautifully elegant and complex, with great length on the crisp finish, where hints of crème fraîche chime in. Drink now through 2032. 480 cases made, 225 cases imported.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

Mionetto Prosecco Brut

Mionetto Prosecco Brut...$8.99
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The grapes from the province of Treviso, an area that has always produced high quality Prosecco, give this sparkling wine a luminous straw yellow hue and for its emphatic yet stylish mousse. The bouquet is redolent of golden apple, while the palate is appealingly marked by aromatic notes of golden apple, white peach and honey.
Mionetto’s most classic line reflects its connections with the history of the winery in the elegant presentation of the bottle, which features an oblique label design that has always been a characteristic of the winery. The refined design of the label reflects the style of the products. Prestige, quality in every detail!

Aperol Spritz
  • Fill a white wine glass with ice
  • Pour 3 parts of Mionetto Prosecco D.O.C. (3oz)
  • Followed by 2 parts of Aperol (2oz)
  • And 1 splash of soda (1oz)
  • Garnish with an orange slice

Wednesday, January 4, 2023


At the (IN)Famous Bar in Clayton
The Wine and Cheese Place
Friday and Saturday Jan 6th & 7th
Forsyth location only

$10 for 3¾ pours

Starting with the Finish-Whiskey finished in wine casks
WhistlePig 12 Year Canadian Rye 43% abv
  • Finished in 63% Madeira, 30% Sauternes, and 7% Port casks
Breckenridge Colorado Whiskey 43% abv
  • Finished in PX Sherry casks
Yellowstone Straight Bourbon 2021 Edition
  • 100 proof
  • Finished in Amarone casks

Off Color Brewing Beer For Hoops Cream Ale & Beer For Bowling English-Style Session Ale

Off Color Beer for Hoops...$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Inspired by the peach basket used as a hoop in the first ever game of basketball, our cream ale gets a healthy dose of fruit flavor from peach puree and additional sweetness from vanilla along with sweet stone fruit notes from hot side hop additions.
All our fruit puree is pasteurized through direct steam addition from a steam generator at the brewery. This technique heats the puree to kill any microbes in the fruit but not high enough to volatilize the fruit character.
2-Row, Flaked Barley, Caramel Malt, Dextrin Malt, Flaked Oats, Nugget hops, Grungeist Hops, Lotus Hops, Peach Puree, Vanilla Extract, Kolsch yeast, water

Off Color Beer for Bowling...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Few things are more British than session beers. One of those things may be the game of bowling which has been enjoyed in Britain since the 13th century. This otherwise traditional British style session beer gets increased complexity and mouthfeel from boiling white pine bark and maple wood to complement caramel and light roast malt notes.
Adding pine bark and maple wood in the boil infuses wood tannins into the final beer adding a layer of texture often lacking in session beers. Mouthfeel in low gravity beer often lacks compared to its regular or high-gravity relatives due to a variety of reasons from lower yeast esters to lower malt carbohydrates. Increasing tannins give the beer more depth and bite.
Mild Malt, Crystal Malt, Flaked Barley, Roasted Barley, Nugget hops, Toasted Maple Wood, White Pine Bark, Water

Main & Mill Brewing Co. Brown Ale and Red Rye

Main & Mill Red Rye Ale...$10.99 / 6pk
Red ale with rye.
5.0% ABV
Main & Mill Brown Ale...$10.99 / 6pk
It's hard to find a better beer for the cold weather season than a great English Brown Ale. Brewed with plenty of oats, Munich, and chocolate malt, our #100 Brown has amazing notes of toffee, toast, and light chocolate with a nice smooth mouthfeel from the addition of oats. A brewpub favorite since the day we opened!

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

New Belgium Accumulation IPA

New Belgium Accumulation Hazy IPA....$9.99 / 6pk
With a powdery soft body and a mountain of fruit-forward hops, this limited time hazy IPA is only available during our favorite time of year - Ski Season

Big Drop Brewing Non-Alcoholic


Big Drop Brewing Non-Alcoholic Paradiso IPA...$10.99 / 6pk
Alcohol-free IPA. This IPA radiates citrus fruit from the moment you pour it to the second you finish that last sip with a satisfied sigh. The bright, sharp twist of bitterness on the end makes you want to dive back in for one more.

Big Drop Brewing Non-Alcoholic Coba Maya Mexi-Style...$10.99 / 6pk
Alcohol-free. A crisp, clean, lawnmower-style lager which pours the colour of straw in sunlight. A balanced malt punch on the palate, which a gentle spicy and herbal aroma of German noble hops. Stick an slice of lime in it and enjoy, Cerveza-style!

Bluewood Brewing

Bluewood Brewing Cherokee Standard German Style Pilsner....$9.99 / 6pk
Our house lager, Cherokee Standard is an easy-drinking light pilsner meant to be enjoyed year-round! A mild hop brightness on the palate lends to use of Czech saaz hops in the boil.

Lagunitas Hop Fresher Sparkling Hop Water


Lagunitas Hop Fresher Sparkling Hop Water....$15.99 / 12pk Mix
  • Original Hop Water
  • Blood Orange
  • Berry Lemon

Zero Calories
Zero Alcohol
Zero Sugar

"Another January, another pledge for an alcohol-free month. We have all been there. Yes, that includes those of us who work at breweries (in fact, maybe especially those of us who work at breweries!)." -- Lagunitas

Sierra Nevada - one new beer and one returning seasonal

Sierra Nevada Juicy Little Thing Hazy IPA....$10.99 / 6pk cans
Rotating hops!
Citra, El Dorado, Mosaic, Sterling
Juicy Little Thing supercharges the hop squeeze, serving up fresh-picked flavor on pillowy malt. Get your juicy fill now, before the next hazy IPA rotator hits in May.
Jammed with dry hops, Juicy Little Thing uses a specialized yeast to enhance the fruity notes of guava, mango and grapefruit, while also refining the smooth mouthfeel that helps boost the juice!

Sierra Nevada Powder Day DDH IPA...$17.99 / 12pk cans
Double Dry Hopped IPA from Sierra Nevada!
We started dry-hopping, and it snowballed into a full-on Powder Day. Notes of citrus, stone fruit, and melon pile high in a blizzard of lupulin powder.

Nobletons Le Bon Liqueur d'Agrumes

An amazing new "Curacao" liqueur
Locally made!!!
Nobletons Le Bon Liqueur d'Agrumes Orange Liqueur....$26.99
When we met with Demetrius Cain of Nobleton's Distilling House at his distillery about a month ago, he gave us a preview taste of this amazing new liqueur. It is a Satsuma Mandarin orange liqueur that is made from a very old family recipe. He was telling us about his "family crest" which you see on the label-- an alligator with a snake tail. Every one in attendance at the distillery was asking when can we get it! It arrived a few days ago, but just getting it posted now. He was telling how he stuffs the Satsuma Mandarin's in the barrel with the base spirit to age it all together!

Make sure you check out the Le Bon Margarita recipe on the bottle!