Saturday, March 4, 2023

Choya Umeshu Plum Wine

Choya Umeshu Plum Wine....$17.99 / 750ml
With Fruit in the bottle
The original taste of CHOYA. Classic balance of sweetness and tartness. 100% Japanese ume.  A uniquely sweet and gently tart taste of ume fruit with notes of almond from the pit. Serve straight and slightly chilled or on-the-rocks.

Umeshu, pronounced "wu-me-shoo", is a traditional Japanese liqueur made from plume fruit. A perfect balance between plume extract and alcohol is achieved by aging the whole fruit, with the pit still inside. It has a unique fruity bouquet, with notes of almond and marzipan, and is deliciously tangy and refreshing.

Il Mallo Nocino Liqueurs Finished in Barbados & Jamaica Rum Casks

We prepare our Nocino according to the historic method of our region of Modena: the most aromatic, plump green walnuts are hand selected and picked when they are still soaked with the morning dew. Traditionally, this happens in the Eve of the Feast of St. John, June 24th.
Il Mallo Nocino Walnut Liqueur Finished in Barbados Rum Cask...$72.99 / 750ml
We finish Nocino for a few months in a barrel that has kept Barbados Rum "Silver Seal", distilled in Black Rock for 33 years. The fruity scents of the distillate released from the barrel blend perfectly with the velvety noted of the Nocino. 
41% ABV
Il Mallo Nocino Walnut Liqueur Finished in Jamaica Rum Cask...$72.99 / 750ml
We finish Nocino for a few months in a barrel that has kept Barbados Rum "Silver Seal", distilled in Clarendon area in Jamaica for 35 years. The fruity scents of the distillate released from the barrel blend perfectly with the velvety noted of the Nocino. 
41% ABV

Distiller's Edition

Lagavulin Distillers Edition PX 2022....$109.99
Compare to $129.99 at Total Wine and More
Double Matured in Pedro Ximinez Seasoned American Oak Casks

Oban Distillers Edition Montilla Fino 2022....$99.99
Double Matured in Montilla Fino Seasoned American Oak Casks

Talisker Distillers Edition Amoroso 2022....$84.99
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Double Matured in Amoroso Seasoned American Casks

Cragganmore Distillers Edition Port 2022....$84.99 - Sold out
Double Matured in Port Seasoned American Oak

The DISTILLERS EDITION is a collection of master-craftsmanship. Each cask in the series is individually selected and perfectly matched to the character of each of the single malts refined here. The two-parted maturation process gives more depth and complexity, which is the idea behind the limited DISTILLERS EDITION: preserving the perfection of the single malts that have already been awarded for their outstanding flavours. The selected taste nuances are more strongly accentuated in a way that is not found in the regular bottlings, but with fully maintaining the original character of these fine single malts.

Friday, March 3, 2023

21st Amendment Brewery Hell or High Watermelon


21st Amendment Brewery Hell or High Watermelon...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Like Lady Liberty, we stand for independence and perseverance. In the pursuit of innovative beer, there is no obstacle too great. No journey too long. No fruit too gigantic. This American wheat beer is brewed with real watermelon, for a flavor that’s surprisingly crisp, dry and refreshing—it’s summer in a can!
Hell or High Watermelon Wheat is our summer seasonal beer available from April through September in six pack cans and on draft. We start by brewing a classic American wheat beer, then add fresh melons for a straw-colored, delicious beer with a kiss of watermelon aroma and flavor.
Pairs with: fresh shucked oysters, veggie or fruit salads, seafood and sunny summer days
Pairs BEST with: a watermelon wedge and a seat behind home plate. 

In stock at Kirkwood and online! Two new wines from Armenia!


In stock at Kirkwood and online! Two new wines from Armenia!

Armenia is the quite literally the birthplace of wine. The oldest known winery was discovered here, and it dates back to over 6,000 years ago! While Armenia has a long grape growing tradition, production of table wine was halted during the era of the Soviet Union, when they were forced to focus solely on Brandy (neighboring Georgia became the center of wine production during this time). When they gained independence in 1991, the winemaking industry was revitalized, and modern production methods + international distribution are making Armenia a rising star once again.Areni is a thick skinned grape that was never subjected to phylloxera, and always grafted on its own roots, making it a hearty, one of a kind grape variety. It has the elegance of Pinot Noir, but the structure of Syrah. The Voskehat is a medium body white wine akin to a bone-dry Chenin Blanc or French Chardonnay. These wines are outstanding for the price point!
2018 Zulal Areni Red...$19.99 / 750ml
Areni is Armenia’s leading red grape variety, capable of making energetic wines full of bright fruity flavors. Zulal, meaning ‘pure’ in Armenian, was created to express the purest characteristics of Armenia’s indigenous grape varieties grown in volcanic soils at high elevation. The 2018 Areni is a classic expression of the ancient Areni variety.
The 2018 Areni is an aromatic wine with notes of red cherries, plums and notes of pepper. On the palate it’s medium-bodied, with refreshing acidity and concentrated flavors of berries and spices.
2020 Zulal Voskehat White...$19.99 / 750ml
Voskehat is an ancient white variety indigenous to Armenia. It results in fuller bodied wine with flavors of stone fruits, flowers and delicate notes of herbs.
This is a dry, medium-to-full bodied wine with aromas of ripe apple, pear and honeysuckle balanced by a crisp, savory herb backbone. Pale golden yellow in color, it has a long finish and a pleasing minerality.

New Beers from Earthbound Beer


Earthbound Precocious Cowboy...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Apricot gose! Very delicious! Very precocious! Like a baby dinosaur chemist riding a bull!
Earthbound Pilz...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Whatever your project, All Purpose Pilz will get the job done. Polish style pilsner. 4.2% abv.
Earthbound Blonde...
$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Cardamom Pepper Tea Blonde! In cans! You truly love to see it!
Earthbound Irish Red...
$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
It's back! Our award winning Irish Red in a conveniently portable format!
Earthbound Meteor IPA...
$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
A French brewery threatened to sue us over how good this beer is!
90s West Coast Style IPA. Simcoe and Sabro dry-hopped!

High Noon Hard Seltzer Tequila


High Noon Hard Seltzer Tequila...$19.99 / 8pk 12oz cans
Calling all tequila enthusiasts ready for NEW High Noon Tequila Seltzer! We made our Tequila Seltzer with real Blanco tequila and real fruit juice! Variety 8 pack includes: 2 Strawberry, 2 Lime, 2 Grapefruit, 2 Passionfruit cans.Calling all tequila enthusiasts ready for NEW High Noon Tequila Seltzer! We made our Tequila Seltzer with real Blanco tequila and real fruit juice! Variety 8 pack includes: 2 Strawberry, 2 Lime, 2 Grapefruit, 2 Passionfruit cans.

Firestone Walker Parabola 2023


Firestone Walker Parabola 2023...$8.99 / 12oz bottle
Aged for a year in an equal combination of eight-year-old Blanton’s bourbon and 12-year-old Weller wheated Bourbon barrels.

Founders 4 Giants Tropical Treasure

Founders 4 Giants Tropical Treasure...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
The Tropical Treasure is out of control, covering The Realm in tropical fruit flavor! Their problem is your gain as this Hazy IPA is absolutely bombarded with the aromas of pineapple, tangerine and lemon for moderate sweetness and a touch of lingering bitterness to accentuate the delightful haze provided by the beer’s massively malty bill. Unearth the power of 4 Giants Tropical Treasure today!

Deschutes Brewery The Abyss Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Deschutes The Abyss Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 2022 Reserve...$17.99 / 4pk 12oz btls
Deschutes The Abyss Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 2022 Reserve...$4.99 / 12oz btl
Immeasurable depth and complexity. Hints of molasses, licorice and other alluring flavors make it something not just to quaff, but contemplate.
MALT2- Row Pale, Roasted Barley, Black Barley, Black malt, Chocolate, Wheat
HOPS-Nugget, Cascade, Delta

Founder's Brewing Co. All Day Variety Pack & Green Zebra Variety Pack


Founders Green Zebra Variety Pack...$18.99 / 12pk 12oz cans
Gose Style Ales
  • Watermelon
  • Pineapple
  • Mango
  • Peach
Founders All Day Variety Pack...$18.99 / 12pk 12oz cans
Variety Pack includes:
All Day IPA:
The beer you’ve been waiting for. Keeps your taste satisfied while keeping your senses sharp. An all-day IPA naturally brewed with a complex array of malts, grains and hops. Balanced for optimal aromatics and a clean finish. The perfect reward for an honest day’s work and the ultimate companion to celebrate life’s simple pleasures.
All Day Haze:
We often have our head in the clouds – and once again we came back down with an exciting idea: let’s take the drinkability of All Day IPA and bring it to a hazy! That’s just what we did with All Day Haze Hazy IPA. A substantial amount of oats and wheat lend a whimsical fogginess, while Citra, Simcoe and Amarillo hops create an explosion of aroma. A sessionable, cloudy treat that can be enjoyed in any weather, hazy or otherwise.
All Day West Coast:
Ensure that summer isn’t a bummer with All Day West Coast. Brewed with a stunning array of hops balanced by a laid back malt bill, this Session West Coast IPA shows off its beach bod with a bold hop aroma and moderate bitterness that positively beams with piney citrus notes and flavors.
All Day Crimson Sky:
Crimson sky at night, a drinking delight! There’s a lot to enjoy about All Day Crimson Sky no matter what time of day you choose to enjoy it. Brewed with Azacca, Mosaic, Centennial and Chinook hops and a hefty malt bill, you’ll revel in floral, pine and grapefruit notes with each sip of this delicately sweet and moderately bitter Session Red IPA.

21st Amendment Brewing El Sully Mexican Lager


21st Amendment Brewing El Sully Mexican Lager...$9.99 / 12oz can
The sun was in our eyes and we did not get a good look, but you are closer to him right now than most will ever have the good fortune to be.
Who is El Sully? Grab a can of this Mexican-style lager, head to the nearest beach, even if it’s imagined, and perhaps he’ll come to you.
El Sully (the beer) is available year-round in six pack cans and on draft. El Sully (the legend) is a little harder to find.

Pilsner Malt, Flaked Maize, Vienna Malt, Flaked Barley, Acidulated Malt
Magnum, US Golding

Stone Patio Magic Double IPA

Stone Patio Magic Double IPA...$16.99 / 6pk 12oz can
Ever wish you could make a good thing last forever? Extend the golden hour. Experience a never ending sunset. Then again, it wouldn’t be quite as special. Thus, we recommend basking in the glow of this double IPA while you can. Phantasm (a unique brewing ingredient made from New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc grape skins) transforms into tropical and citrusy aromas during fermentation. Plus, there’s actual citrus in the form of sweet orange peel. Add an unprecedented trio of hops – Mosaic, Southern Aroma (from South Africa) and 843 (a Stone-sponsored experimental variety from HBC - Hop Breeding Company) and you’ve got quite the magical moment.


Stone Enjoy By 04.20.23 Hazy IPA

Stone Enjoy By 04.20.23 Hazy IPA...$16.99 / 6pk 12oz can
We’ve been brewing the Stone Enjoy By IPA series as a celebration of those magical little green buds we call hops since 2012. Brewed to be enjoyed within 37 days, and to celebrate a date that’s special to many because…you know… Stone Enjoy By 04.20.23 Hazy IPA is blazingly fresh. So take a rip, a sip, or whatever you’d like to call it, and experience the vibrant, glorious dankness that is this beer.

Firestone Walker 805 Original Blonde Ale

Firestone Walker 805 Original Blonde Ale...$8.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Firestone Walker 805 Original Blonde Ale...$15.99 / 12pk 12oz cans

The light and refreshing ale from California’s Central Coast that likes to be put down cold. Made for those who are fueled by the constant pursuit of the path less traveled.

Robert Biale Wine Tasting

Robert Biale Wine Tasting

Join us for a special Open House tasting with David Todd, National Sales Manager for Robert Biale Vineyards!
Date: March 8, Wednesday
Time: 4:30-6:30pm

Location: WIne & Cheese Lamp & Lantern 

  • 2021 Party Line Zinfandel
  • 2021 Black Chicken
 Pre-arrival (not available for sale that night)
  • 2021 Zinfandel RW Moore
  • 2021 Zinfandel Stagecoach
  • 2021 Petite Sirah Royal Punishers.
David “Coach” 
Todd started with Biale in 2003. Back then the Biale headquarters was located in a
makeshift office located in Aldo’s garage. Hired to help with the logistics of their growing business,Coach soon realized that there was a “all hands on deck” attitude towards getting things done at Biale.Eager to learn and happy to help, Coach has worked nearly every job at Biale and continues to do so.When not working for Biale, you will find Coach doing the things he loves such as hiking, cooking, photography, pickling, and coaching soccer

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Keeper's Heart Whiskey Tasting at The Wine and Cheese Place Lamp & Lantern

Saturday March 4th from 1pm-3pm
The Wine and Cheese Place Lamp & Lantern
195 Lamp & Lantern Village 63017

Come celebrate "International Irish Whiskey Day" at our Lamp and Lantern store as we taste four selections from Keeper's Heart including a 10 year and our own Single Barrel!

Irish + American
Irish whiskeys blended with American Rye whiskey. We combine the unique qualities of Irish grain and single pot still whiskeys with American Rye whiskey for a remarkable drinking experience.
NOSE : Bright, floral, baking spices
TASTE: Candied ginger, vanilla, lemon zest, sweet biscuits, stewed fruit. Long and lingering with notes of spices, candy sweetn+ss and freshly charred oak.
FINISH: Long and pleasant spiced caramel

Irish + Bourbon
The characteristic sweet taste of bourbon intertwined with notes of freshly charred virgin oak pair beautifully with the earthy spices of the single Irish pot still whiskey and the delicate butterscotch sweetness from the Irish grain whiskey to deliver a unique tasting experience.
46% ALC/VOL – 92 PROOF
NOSE: Rich caramel in a freshly baked pecan pie
TASTE\: Peppery with some herbal notes and sweet with vanilla malt shake, cocoa, tootsie roll
FINISH: Lingering pleasant sweet rich wood

Single Malt 10yr
Our first aged statement is made from a mash of malted barley, distilled in copper pot stills and aged for 10 years in Bourbon barrels. This expression has all the of the complexity malt whiskey is known for. We then finish it in Malaga wine casks which adds notes of stone fruits and marzipan that marry wonderfully with the malty character.
NOSE: Cereal biscuity, elements of apricots, honey and almond
TASTE: Honey sweetness & texture intertwined with notes of fruit, cereal, nuttiness:  
FINISH: Malt cereal, background notes of toasted oak

TWCP Single Barrel Whiskey....$59.99
Irish + American Whiskey
  • Finished in Virgin Oak
  • Barrel # FC-22-135
  • Yield 288 bottles
  • 110 proof
Irish whiskeys blended with American Rye whiskey. We combine the unique qualities of Irish grain and single pot still whiskeys with American Rye whiskey for a remarkable drinking experience and then finished in a Virgin Oak Barrel

Beer Tasting Tomorrow at The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton

Friday March 3rd from 4pm-6pm
The Wine and Cheese Place Clayton
7435 Forsyth Blvd

James will be pouring these beers...
  • Civil Life Wit Beer
  • Alpha Brewing Elderberry Funk
  • Abominable X Fat Orange Cat Eleven Lives & Still Wandering (Double IPA)
  • Fat Orange Cat That’s a Terrible Idea… What Time? (Triple Dry Hopped Triple IPA)

Whiskey Dave's Weekend Flight at The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton


15 Year Single Malt Scotch
At the (IN)Famous Bar in Clayton
Inside The Wine and Cheese Place
Friday and Saturday, March 3rd & March 4th
Forsyth location only

Four 3/4 pours for $15

Doing a little shelf maintenance at the Infamous Bar, I came across 15 year Bowmore, then another 15 year scotch then another and another. What was the universe trying to tell me?
Do a 15 year scotch tasting, you dummy! So here it is…come out and try these beauties.
2006 Glenlivet 15 Year Speyside Single Malt Scotch Cask Strength 62.4% ABV
Speyside District 1st fill Sherry Butt
This expression is matured in a sherry butt which gives the malt lots of sweet chocolate, spice cake, and sticky toffee pudding on the palate.
Benromach 15 Year Speyside Single Malt Scotch. 43% abv
Matured in First-fill Bourbon and Sherry casks
Only ever matured in the highest quality oak casks, our 15 year single malt whisky gives cracked pepper, charred oak, apples, dark chocolate and forest fruits with rich sherry notes and a touch of smoke...
Single Cask Nation Inchfad Highland 15 Year Old Single Malt 53.5% ABV
Loch Lomond Distillery
Agedrefill Bourbon Hogshead Finished in Grand Cru Bordeaux Barrique
Murray McDavid Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch 15 Year 46% abv
Sherry Butt, Finished in a 1st fill Port Pipe
Cask# 5 Bottles: 935

Meet Adam Spiegel, President & Master Distiller for Sonoma Distilling Company


Meet Adam Spiegel, President & Master Distiller for Sonoma Distilling Company
Tonight - Thursday March 2nd - 4:30pm-6:00pm
At the (In)Famous Bar
Inside The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105

Founded in 2010 by San Francisco native Adam Spiegel, Sonoma Distilling Company began as one of the first 200 distilleries in the country and the very first in Sonoma wine country. With a focus on handcrafted, grain-to-glass small batch-production using old-school methods, Sonoma Whiskey is authenticity bold and unpretentious Sonoma Whiskey is craft to its core, made from grain to glass entirely in-house using select California grains and small batch double pot distillation in a copper Scottish still. This is a very old world approach to making whiskey. It’s less efficient, but as artisans we are deeply inspired by the food and wine of Sonoma County, committed to the craft of bringing you wonderful whiskey, even if we are doing it the hard way.
Wheated Straight Bourbon 92 Proof….$34.99
Aged a minimum of 2 Years
Mash Bill-Corn, Wheat, Rye, Malted Barley
Flavor Profile-Toasted Vanilla, Almond, Toffee Brittle & Coffee
California Wheat Whiskey Aged in Used Whiskey and Cognac Barrel 92 Proof….$44.99
Aged a minimum of 2 Years
Mash Bill-Wheat and Malted Rye
Flavor profile-Butterscotch, Light Brine, Vanilla, Spiced Sultanas, Citrus
California Rye Whiskey 93 Proof…$34.99
Aged a minimum of 2 Years
Mash Bill-Rye and Malted Rye
Flavor profile-Vanilla, Allspice, White Pepper, Dried Apricot, and Walnut
Straight Rye Whiskey 93 Proof…$44.99
Aged a minimum of 2 Years
Mash Bill-Rye, Wheat,Cherrywood smoked Barley
Flavor profile-Dried Figs, Toasted Almonds, Brandied Cherries and New Leather
Straight Rye Whiskey Infused with Black Truffles 93 Proof…$84.99
Aged a minimum of 3 Years
Mash Bill-Rye, Rye Malt
Flavor profile-Vanilla, Dried Apricots, Allspice, Seaweed, Damp Earth

Pursuit United Tasting

Tomorrow!!! FRIDAY!
Dennis Weedman from Pursuit United will be on hand to taste!
Friday March 3rd from 4-6 p.m. at our Kirkwood location!

We have signed bottles from Co-Founder Kenny Coleman of Pursuit United in stock for the tasting, he stopped by Kirkwood a few days ago

Pursuit United Rye - 2022 Release #7CC...$59.99
  • Age: 4+ Years
  • Proof: 108 proof
Mash Bill:
  • Bardstown Bourbon Co. 95% Rye and 5% Malted Barley
  • Sagamore Spirit -  A: 95% Rye and 5% Malted Barley
  • Sagamore Spirit -  B: 52% Rye, 43% Corn and 5% Malted Barley
Here we honor two states known for their heritage of notable rye whiskeys – Kentucky and Maryland. They were united to create an unparalleled experience with rich and mellow flavors. Enjoy this pursuit.  TASTING NOTES Nose: Clove, buttered cinnamon raisin toast, lemon mint tea Taste: Brown sugar syrup, grape, strawberry, lemon candy Finish: Explosion of mulling spices, bright citrus mint

Pursuit United Bourbon - 2022 Release #7CC...$59.99
Age: 4+ Years
Proof: 108 proof
Pursuit United is the perfect blend of three states. These barrels of rye and wheated bourbons were united to create an uncommon whiskey. A blend of mashbills that has both fruit and spice. Enjoy this pursuit.
TASTING NOTES Nose: Hazelnut, pear, brown sugar, dried cherries, fresh toasted oak Taste: Caramelized pears, bright citrus, honey, chocolate Finish: Dried cherry, hot cinnamon candy

Pursuit United Bourbon Toasted Oak Bourbon...$73.99 / 750ml
  • Age: 4 to 6-years old
  • Toasted Oak
  • Proof: 108
Mash Bill/Blend: 
  • Finger Lakes-70/20/10 Corn/Rye/Malted Barley
  • MGP-60/36/4 Corn/Rye/Malted Barley
  • Undisclosed (Tennessee)-80/10/10 Corn/Rye/Malted Barley
TASTING NOTES: The nose is met with a flamed orange peel followed by dusted dark chocolate roasted nuts. The chocolate notes continue with a hazelnut spread along with cherry cola on the palate. Familiar notes of toasted oak, cloves, and black pepper are prominent on the finish

Pursuit United Rye Sherry Oak Finish...$73.99 / 750ml
  • Age: 4 to 6-years old
  • Proof: 108 Proof (54% Alc./Vol.)
Blend: .
  • Bardstown-95/5 Rye/Malted Barley
  • Sagamore Spirit-A: 95/5 Rye/Malted Barley
  • B: 52/43/5 Rye/Corn/Malted Barley
TASTING NOTES: This release provides aromas of tropical fruits, coconut, and herbal tea. The initial taste has a creamy texture, like warm fruit cobbler, followed by brown sugar. The finish leaves soft spices and hints of cocoa.