Saturday, March 18, 2023

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Friday, March 17, 2023

Uncle Nearest Whiskey Tasting at The Wine and Cheese Place Lamp & Lantern

Join us Saturday, March 25th, 1-3pm 
at our Town and Country Location!
with guest hostess, Shana McGilberry
for a tasting of Uncle Nearest Whiskies.... 
Shana McGilberry, great, great great granddaughter to Nathan 'Nearest' Green, fell in love with bourbon/Tennessee Whiskey after learning of her family heritage. Uncle Nearest Whiskey was created in order to commemorate one of the the best Whiskey Maker's ever, teacher and close friend to Jasper Newton, aka Jack Daniel. She became obsessed with comparing all of the whiskies she could in order to comprehend why Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey win so many awards. Come find out for yourself, and hear great American history.
  • Uncle Nearest 1856
  • Uncle Nearest 1884
  • Uncle Nearest Rye

Hard Truth Toasted Coconut Rum + Rum Cream


Hard Truth Toasted Coconut Rum...$23.99 / 750ml
Toasted Coconut Rum
Hard Truth Toasted Coconut Rum pairs our classic white rum with the deep, rich flavor of house-toasted flaked coconut, cane sugar, and natural sea salt for a balanced and versatile spirit that is delightful to drink on its own, or as the featured spirit in an island-inspired cocktail.
This Hard Truth is best served: in a tall glass of ice-cold lemonade; with a citrus hard seltzer; or with pineapple and orange juice in a Hard Truth Bahama Mama.
Hard Truth Toasted Coconut Rum Cream...$28.99 / 750ml
Wine Enthusiast Rating: 95 Points
Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Spirits for 2020
Hard Truth Toasted Coconut Rum Cream pairs the warm, balanced flavors of Hard Truth’s original toasted coconut rum with sweet, silky cream — adding even more richness to this tempting, island-inspired spirit.
This Hard Truth is best served: over ice; in a shot with Hard Truth Cinnamon Vodka

Yellow Rose Distilling Outlaw Bourbon


Yellow Rose Distilling Outlaw Bourbon The Lou Single Barrel...$99.99 / 750ml
The Lou Single Barrel
116.5 proof
True to its name, this one breaks all the traditional bourbon laws. Made from 100% Texas yellow corn and aged in small American oak barrels right here in Houston. The 15-20 degree temperature swings in this part of Texas give our bourbon unique characteristics that can only be achieved here. In fact, our angel share is 15% per year, making our whiskey extremely rare and valuable to us.
Outlaw Bourbon is full-flavored with warm caramel and vanilla overtones. Our traditional pot still helps us produce a true small-batch whiskey. One sip and we think you’ll agree you’ve never had anything like it.

GlenAllachie 8 Year Old Scotch


GlenAllachie 8 Year Old Scotch...$55.99 / 700 ml
We are proud to present the latest expression to join our award-winning core range, The GlenAllachie 8-year-old. Guided by his half-century of experience, Master Distiller Billy Walker has implemented a philosophy of wood innovation and sourced the world’s finest casks to elevate the spirit to its optimum, delivering a truly exceptional single malt.
Created from a combination of Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry puncheons along with a small quantity of Virgin Oak casks and red wine barriques, the resulting bronze spirit delivers sherry-matured sophistication.
The GlenAllachie 8 Year Old is bottled at 46%, non chill filtered and natural colour for maximum flavour experience.
Sunset Bronze.
Heather honey, butterscotch and cinnamon, followed by waves of ginger, toasted almonds and mocha.
Lashings of treacle, dried sultanas and butterscotch, with cinnamon, peppermint and honeycomb.



Single Pot Still Method and Madness Irish Whiskey...$69.99 / 750ml

Southern Star Paragon Wheated Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Southern Star Paragon Wheated Straight Bourbon Whiskey...$47.99 / 750ml
Take a sip and take a moment to enjoy as this smooth, welcoming bourbon reveals more complex vanilla, chocolate, and fruit notes, along with walnut and honey, all carried on a soft but rich texture. There’s even a little bite, for those who need to sip something with teeth.

Southern Star Paragon Bottled in Bond Bourbon Whiskey...$56.99 / 750ml
100 proof is required for bottled-in-bond whiskey. And 100% of your attention is required to enjoy this unique bottled-in-bond wheated bourbon’s sweet and complex lineup of floral elements contained in a rich silky texture. Stick around long enough and you can soak up the warm flavors of ripe apple and dried apricot.

Southern Star Paragon Wheated Single Barrel Bourbon Cask Strength...$66.99 / 750ml
  • Single Barrel
  • Cask Strength
  • Wheated Bourbon
  • 107.2 proof
Voted Best Bourbon Overall 2022 NY World Wine and Spirits
This spicy, high proof bourbon was made for slow sipping. The most refined member of the Paragon family, its herbaceous, woody, and peppery notes are balanced by sweet mint, cardamom, and vanilla bean. So slow down, take it all in, and enjoy a moment of balance.

Great press for 2021 Cloudline Pinot Noir! A consistent best buy!


2021 Cloudline Pinot Noir...$18.99 / 750ml
Part of the Domaine Drouhin Oregon portfolio, the 2021 Pinot Noir from Cloudline is very easy to drink! Medium ruby-purple in the glass, it's scented of cranberries, blackberries and blueberries with touches of tar, mushroom and lavender. Light-bodied, soft and juicy, it offers generous, perfumed fruit and a long, floral finish. It's exported around the world and should be fairly easy to find.
91/100 Wine Advocate

Deschutes Tropical Fresh IPA

Deschutes Tropical Fresh IPA...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Sit back and relax as you let the waves of pineapple, citrus and mango wash over you. Close your eyes and you can hear the breeze rustling through the palm trees. An antidote to a hazy glow, we sought a bright and beautiful color as canvas to flaunt big tropical hops.

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Hartford Court Seascape Chardonnay

2018 Hartford Court Seascape Chardonnay...$71.99
It needs a little coaxing to reveal restrained notes of lemon meringue pie, lime leaves, struck flint and wet pebbles with touches of coriander seed, orange blossoms and yuzu zest. Medium-bodied, the palate is very crisp, intense and pure with loads of citrus and stone-inspired flavors, finishing very long and zesty. This tight-knit beauty is going to be incredible in another year or two and will drink well for at least 10+ years. only 270 cases were made.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate

Main and Mill Paddy Stash Irish Stout

Main and Mill Paddy Stash Irish Stout...$10.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Irish Stout • 5.5%
May the beer rise up to meet your lips this St. Patrick’s Day. Straight from the Paddy Stash, a blend of dark malts and oats bring out notes of coffee and chocolate, with a balanced roast character and a dry finish characteristic of the Irish Stout style.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

2021 Mac and Billy "M" Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

Back in stock - this one sold fast!
WOW - 95 points from The Wine Advocate and under $30

2021 Mac and Billy "M" Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon...$26.99

I​ love this easy-to-drink 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon from McPrice Myers that well overdelivers for its price. Deep ruby-purple, it has alluring aromas of cassis, pencil shavings, dried herbs, leather and lavender, plus classy touches of oak spice. The full-bodied palate is concentrated and powerful without going over the top. It has abundant, grainy tannins, flinty streaks and plenty of refreshing acidity to carry the long finish. It's not your average chocolate bomb California Cabernet, despite its modest price tag.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Fonseca Vintage Port 2016 scores big -

2016 Fonseca Vintage Port...$106.99 / 750ml

The 2016 Vintage Port is a field blend sourced from the typical three quintas (Panascal in the Tavora Valley and Quinta do Cruzeiro and Quinta de St Antonio in the Pinhão Valley). When last seen, this was in fine form. It was aged for 20 months in wood and comes in with 99 grams of residual sugar. Right now, surprisingly, this seems more tightly wound than the Taylor's, which usually seems to me the burlier as between the two. It has beautiful fruit as well, if not quite the wave of big fruit that Taylor's shows off. In 2017, I would say Taylor's wins. In this vintage, it may be Fonseca. However, there are great performances all around.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate
Lots of ripe fruit here with raisins and wet earth that turn to violets and hot stones. Full-bodied, tannic and powerful with fantastic grip and intensity. Grabs you. Impressive. Drink in 2025.
Rated 98/100 James Suckling
This bottling brings together a fine structure with great fruit to give a luscious wine that is also destined for long-term aging. With its ripe berry flavors sustained by some acidity, this is already balanced. Drink from 2028
Rated 97/100 Wine Enthusiast
The 2016 Fonseca Vintage Port began to be picked on 21 September at their Panascal vineyard, their Quinta do Cruzeira vineyard not picked until 6 October. It is deep, almost inky in colour. The bouquet is very intense with luscious black fruit laced with embers, clove and hints of bay leaf. There is wonderful purity here and a broodiness that suggests you'd better be patient. The palate is sweet and lively on the entry with some gorgeous ginger and curry leaf notes littered over the compact black fruit. There is wonderful density to this Fonseca. It is like a coiled spring with so much energy towards the finish that you just know this will be a long-term prospect. Superb. Production is 4,900 cases.
Rated 96/100 Neal Martin, Vinous Media

2017 Fonseca Vintage Port....$57.99 / 375ml
The 2017 Vintage Port, not quite bottled when originally seen, has now been in bottle for a couple of years. It is a field blend (with typical grapes like Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca) aged for approximately 20 months in used French oak. It comes in with 98 grams of residual sugar. This is a great Fonseca, distinctive, with a touch of eucalyptus and plums, but also loaded with delicious fruit. Like its Taylor's siblings, there is also a fine backbone. I'd say it is a step behind the Taylor's duo this year, but not by much. It will age well, to say the least.
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 95/100 Vinous
Rated 95/100 James Suckling



Obligatory Irish Whiskey Weekend
At the (IN)Famous Bar in Clayton
Inside The Wine and Cheese Place
Friday and Saturday, March 17th & March 18th
Forsyth location only

Good Enough for Behan, O’Casey & Joyce...

Pick Three ¾ oz. pours for only $13

Glendalough 7 Year Single Malt Irish Whiskey 46% abv
Batch #1 Ex-Bourbon barrels, finished in Mizunara oak casks, County Dublin
Clonakilty Blended Irish Whiskey Cask Finish Series 51% abv
Batch 35 Ex American Oak, finished in Port Casks, County Cork
Waterford Single Farm Origin “Dunbell” Single Malt Whisky 50% abv
33% First Fill Bourbon, 27% U.S. Virgin oak, 26% Chateau Lafite casks, 19% Sauterne casks
County Waterford
The Whistler 7 Year Single Malt Irish Whisky”Blue Note” 46% abv
Boann Distillery, County Meath
Limavady Single Barrel Irish Whiskey...46% abv
100% Irish Barley, Aged in Bourbon Barrels & Finished in PX Sherry Casks
Connemara 12 Year Peated Irish Whiskey 40% abv
Cooley Distillery, County Louth
Powers Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey "Three Swallows". 43.2% abv
Midleton Distillery, County Cork

BRLO Craft Beer and Cider from Berlin Germany

BRLO Rose Cider...$12.99 / 4pk 12oz bottles
Our organic apple cider has a crush on rhubarb and pomegranate. Fruity, fresh, and with a pleasantly tart note. The perfect aperitif for a sparkling start to the afternoon, evening or all night. PRST!
*contains sulphites

BRLO Classic Apple Cider...$12.99 / 4pk 12oz bottles
Fine tart apple notes from the best organic apples make for a sparkling experience. Full flavour, pleasantly sour and a hint of sweetness, this is exactly how classic cider should taste.
*contains sulphites

BRLO Berliner Weisse...$12.99 / 4pk 12oz bottles
Our Berliner Weisse is served cold and neat - with no syrup, of course! This refreshing sour beer is the perfect companion on a warm summer day. Even Napoleon appreciated this beer and called it "Champagne du Nord". For real Berliners!

El Segundo Brewing Broken Skull Double IPA


El Segundo Brewing Broken Skull Double IPA...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
El Segundo Brewing Broken Skull Double IPA...$4.29 / 16oz can

Style- West Coast IPA
ABV- 7.0%
Hops- Simcoe, Mosaic, Chinook
Brilliantly clear with impressive white foam and lacing. Tropical driven flavors with candy like attributes. Moderate bitterness balances the sweeter fruit characteristics. Finishes clean and dry with a subtle white bread nuance.
AROMA: Mango, lychee, strawberry with stone fruit, white bread, florals & strawberry fruit roll-ups.
TASTE: Subtly sweet, moderately bitter, lightly. mineral with a moderate lingering bitterness.

Prairie Artisan Ales Island Squeeze Sour Ale


Prairie Artisan Ales Island Squeeze Sour Ale...$15.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
Prairie Artisan Ales Island Squeeze Sour Ale...$4.49 / 12 oz can
Sour ale with papaya, strawberry, white peach. passionfruit, banana and vanilla.
6.8% ABV

1220 Expressions Mango Mimosa Canned Cocktail


1220 Expressions Mango Mimosa...$11.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
White grape, mango, orange with Encrypted Vodka
4.5% ABV

2021 Cliff Lede Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

2021 Cliff Lede Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc....$31.99
This is an outstanding white, with 91% Sauvignon Blanc, 8% Sémillon and 1% Sauvignon Vert, fermented in 92% French oak and the remainder in stainless-steel tanks and concrete eggs. Bright and fresh in peach and wet stone, it is nicely textured, with just enough weight and breadth to add complexity and structure.
Rated 94/100 Wine Enthusiast
Rated 90/100 Wine Spectator

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Mythology Cask Strength

Mythology Best Friend Bourbon Cask Strength 118.1 proof...$64.99
Mythology Best Friend Bourbon is a blend of a 15 year Kentucky Bourbon, and two high-rye bourbons aged 2 to 5 years. Wildflower honey and warm cornbread on the nose gives way to honeycomb upfront on the palate that transitions to gentle cinnamon and toasted almonds. The 15-year Bourbon provides for a lasting rich vanilla, pipe tobacco and black currant on the finish.

Mythology Hell Bear American Whiskey Cask Strength 117.4 proof....$63.99
Hell Bear American Whiskey is a blend of straight rye whiskey, 4 year and a 5 year bourbon. Fruit and subtle botanicals upfront, prominent rye spice mid-palate and a smooth vanilla caramel finish. The finished product provides hints of berries up front, big cinnamon spice, nice sweet cereal grains on the finish, and lasting vanilla intertwined with baking spices.

Missouri Whiskey aged in Beer Barrels!

Pinckney Bend Stout Cask Whiskey....$31.99 / 375ml
Limited Edition
100 Proof

In 2013, we traded used 1-year-old, 15 gallon barrels with 2nd Shift Brewery. They made a delicious stout beer and gave us the barrel back. We put our one-year-old whiskey back into that barrel. A tradition was born. We knew we wanted to collaborate with our numerous brewer friends. While the brewery and stout may change from each release, the end result is always the same: a rich, full-bodied stouted whiskey.

Wood Hat Brew Barrel Bourbon...$32.99 / 375ml
Aged in Goat Brewing Riverside Park Imperial Stout Barrel
The smoothest bourbon you’ll ever taste, varies with each batch as it is finished in Rubenesque barrels that had been used to imbue beer with the essence of bourbon.
90 proof