Friday, July 28, 2023

Varnelli Amaro dell'Erborista

Varnelli Amaro dell'Erborista...$64.99 / 1 liter
From the Varnelli’s long herbal experience
This intriguing amaro is obtained from a decoction of herbs, roots and barks which are prepared over a wood fire. Only pure honey is used to sweeten this blend.
To the Eye:  Tobacco colour with brick red shades, opaque, expressive.
To the Nose
It offers aromas of nearly stewed ripe fruit and sultana, with scents of gentian, rhubarb, sandalwood and honey.
On the Palate:  Dry, bitter, warm. Its tannic structure is powerful: somewhat drying to the palate, it is countered by intense salivation at the side walls of the mouth. Hard notes due to acids and tannins are dominant.
Persistence:  Intense aroma of spices, rhubarb, sandalwood. Tonic persistence is also intense.

Biirificio Angelo Poretti Italian Beer

Poretti Premium Lager...$15.99 / 6pk 11.2oz bottles
Birrificio Angelo Poretti is a beer brewed to pair with food. Our 4 Hops produce a mild body and a balanced bitterness, making it perfect to pair with food and elevate dining moments.
Blending hops isn’t just part of the process,it’s an art form. We combine 4 hops varieties, selecting only the finest for their superior characteristics and quality, blending them to create the best flavour possible.
With its sparkling effervescence, full bodied sweetness and distinct hoppy bitterness that helps ignite your appetite, it has a natural affinity with a wide range of foods Birrificio Angelo Poretti is versatile enough to enhance a simple bowl of olives, a light lunch or a gastronomic dinner.
Poretti Bock Rossa...$16.99 / 6pk 11.2oz bottles
brewed with six different hops 6 Luppoli is an intensely hopped red bock, characterized by aroma of toasted barley, notes of licorice and caramel.
7% ABV

Destihl Spicy Pickle Sour Beer Made with Suckerpunch Pickle Brine

Destihl Spicy Sour Pickle Beer...$9.99 / 4pk 12oz cans 
Spicy Pickle Brine 5.5% ABV
In collaboration with SuckerPunch™ Gourmet. The tart, citrusy flavors of a DESTIHL gose ale combine with SuckerPunch spicy garlic pickle brine to create a flavor experience that hits your tastebuds with a wallop! Limited release.

2022 Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon-Villages

2022 Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon-Villages...$24.99
  • Great bottle of White Burgundy!  
  • Certified biodynamic
  • 30+ year old vines
Indigenous yeastThe entry-level wine from Lafon’s Mâconnais operation offers spectacular value. The bottling includes grapes from Viré-Clessé, Uchizy, Viré, Chardonnay and Bussières, including grapes declassified from single-vineyard sites. The grapes are pressed as whole clusters and fermented in large, upright wooden foudres before ageing for six months. Although the wine in 2022 did not have a lot of malic acid, it still has a lovely freshness and equilibrium.
Rated 92/100 Decanter Magazine

Cascahuin Blanco 80 proof

New Cascahuin
Cascahuin Blanco 80 proof...$44.99

Cascahuin Blanco is characterized by a touch of minerality, a characteristic pertaining to El Arenal, Jalisco. The dominant aromas and natural flavors of cooked agave are reminiscent of the brick ovens that allow the agave to hold on to the fresh citrus sensations.

Siembra Valles Aniversario Joven Tequila

Limited Release
Siembra Valles Aniversario Joven Tequila...$129.99
Batch 10/13/12

The Siembra Spirits Aniversario series is an annual release of unique and carefully selected Tequilas showcasing the most outstanding examples of traditional production. As a tribute to Destileria Cascahuin founder Salvador Rosales Briseño, his image is featured on the front label.

I.W. Harper Bourbon Cabernet Cask Reserve

New Limited Release
I.W. Harper Bourbon Cabernet Cask Reserve....$43.99

Compare to $48.99 at Total Wine and More (Fairview Heights)
ABV: 90 PROOF, 45%
Cabernet Cask Reserve is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey aged for four years in new charred American oak barrels, then perfected in luxury California Cabernet Sauvignon casks. The finish is smooth and smoky, with a taste of rich oak and vanilla out front, a hint of dark fruit on the backbeat, followed by a clean and smooth finish.

Beer Tasting Tonight with James at The Wine and Cheese Place Clayton

The Wine and Cheese Place Clayton
7435 Forsyth Blvd

Tonight from 4pm-6pm
James will be pouring samples of these:

  • Prairie Side Peach Sour
  • Narrow Gauge FloMo Czech Style Pils
  • Founders KBS Blueberry Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
  • Main & Mill Barrel Aged Jifforia with Marshmallow (not for sale just for sample)


The other white grape of Burgundy : Aligote
Most White Burgundy is made from Chardonnay, but there is one more grape allowed and that is Aligote. Aligote is fresh and citrusy. Pairs nicely with grilled fish and seafood. Perfect with a wide assortment of salads and great which fresh goat cheese.
Some new vintages and some new wines just arrived!!!

2021 Marchand Tawse Bourgogne Aligote...$25.99
100% Aligote

Marchand-Tawse Burgundy from the amazing Pascal Marchand
Made from 50 Year old vines planted in mostly limestone and clay and mixed with stony silty soils. Grown using sustainable agriculture. It is a blend of 2 plots : Les Costières Rond de Pré et Champ Pernot Whole bunch pressed. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrels, "sur lies"

2021 Domaine Michel Lafarge, Bourgogne Aligoté Raisins Dorés...$26.99
100% Aligoté Doré from vines almost 90 years old. The soil is deep clay and limestone.
  • Certified organic-Ecocert
  • Biodynamic-Demeter
Small production and great example of Aligote.  Whole-cluster pressing, indigenous yeast fermentation, stainless steel tank. Aged for 3-6 months in older barrels.

2022 Comte de Langeron Bourgogne Aligote...$24.99
White golden color with noticeable green tints. The nose is fresh with aromas of green apples and lemons. On the palate, the wine is bright and very crisp, discreet yet satisfyingly supple with subtle aromas that linger This wine is an excellent accompaniment to slightly spicy or salty dishes, or even fatty foods, as flavours tend to be softened by the fresh acidity of the wine. Excellent with meat, fried foods, charcuterie, seafood and goat's milk cheeses.
Laurent vinfies his Aligoté the same way as his Chardonnays as he believes it has the potential to make great wines with complexity and longevity. Lower yields and older vines!

2022 Comte de Langeron Coteaux Bourguignons Blanc...$25.99
90% Chardonnay
10% Aligote

Great white Burgundy at a great price!
A blend of Chardonnay and Aligoté of which most is matured in stainless steel. It has a great Burgundy nose with a touch of minerality that comes from the Aligote. Great flavors of tart apples and a steely acidity finishes off this great wine. Highly recommended and very limited production
Nice pale robe, the nose is discreet yet intense with hints of white flower and honey. The wine expresses minerality and length on the palate with a nice balance of acidity on the finish.
This wine is a free blend of the two main white varietals of Burgundy: Chardonnay and Aligoté. The berries are sourced from different parts of the Burgundy region characterized by a large variety of different soils. Both grapes are vinified separately and blended before bottling, which gives them more control on the typicity of this wine. This is a great aperitif wine but it also pairs well with pasta, cured meats, pork, chicken, rich fish like salmon and tuna as well as soft, mild cheeses.

2020 George Lignier Bourgogne Aligote....$22.99
The domaine’s fresh, textbook Aligoté comes from vines in Morey-Saint-Denis: 70% from a 60-year-old planting in the lieu-dit Les Aires, and 30% from four tiny plots nearby. Vinified and aged in stainless steel on its fine lees for just shy of a year, it shows a satisfying old-vines plumpness beneath its clean, bright acidity and marked floral elements.

Uruapan Charanda Blanco and Anejo Rum


Chardanda is still new to the U.S., it has only been exported to the United States starting just a few years ago.
So, what’s Charanda?
Charanda means "red soil".  It is a Mexican Rum from the state of Michoacan. 


Uruapan Charanda Blanco Rum...$24.99 / 1L
Charanda is an appellation of origin from the State of Michoacan, which means that no other place in the world can produce a sprits called Charanda. It denotes, in the native Purepecha language, the reddish soil of Michoacan. Uruapan is the name given to this superb spirit obtained through the distillation of the juice extracted from a particular variety of sugar cane, grown in this area of the country.

Uruapan Charanda Anejo Rum...$34.99 / 1L
This single blended rum is 50% estate grown cane juice distilled on a copper pot still, and 50% molasses distilled on a modified French style column still.

Uruapan Charanda Single Agricola Rum...$37.99 / 750ml
We would like to dedicate this unique label and traditional style Charanda to our great grandfather, Don Cleofas Murguia, who left our family the legacy and tradition of making this beautiful can distillate called "charanda"
  • 100% D.O/ Estate cane juice
  • open air wild fermented in wooden cats
  • wood fired copper pot still
  • elecation4, 180 FASL
  • Maestro Charandero  Lazaro Cortes 

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Elysian Pumpkin Pack

Elysian Pumpkin Pack...$18.99 / 12pk 12oz bottles

Variety Pack Includes:

  • The Great Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale
  • Night Owl Pumpkin Ale
  • Dunkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale
  • Dark O' The Moon Pumpkin Stout




We have over 30 tequilas now for sample to help support 100 additive-free selections. Don't be shy about asking for a sample!


-While technically a "celebrity" tequila, "EL Bandido Yankee" follows all the traditional methods including being additive-free. These are GOOD tequilas, especially for the money.
-Alida Blanco and Reposado are two of the best tequila values,
period. (We always have them open for sample so please ask for a sample anytime.) We will be batching up Palomas and Margaritas with the best mixers in the business, Fruitful!


Have you been to Steampunk Brewery right around the corner from us? Great homemade beers....and now tequila education! Stay tuned for more details!


Join Aaron Fry, the St. Louis patriarch of additive-free tequilas, as he gives you a crash course on the amazing Agave plant. Aaron's wealth of knowledge will open your eyes to not just the world of tequila, but the role of the incredibly versatile, rugged, environmentally important Agave. Limited seating!

Blackened Whiskey 72 Seasons

Blackened Whiskey 72 Seasons...$44.99 / 750ml
BLACKENED Whiskey celebrates Metallica’s highly acclaimed new album with the Limited Edition 72 Seasons Batch using the new album in the sonic-enhancement process. This limited edition bottle highlights elements inspired by the album including a striking yellow capsule with the signature Metallica M, and the 72 Seasons logo prominently displayed on the front of the bottle.
BLACKENED® is an award-winning whiskey that is a blend of the finest straight bourbon & rye whiskeys and uniquely finished and sonically- enhanced in brandy casks, using the BLACK NOISE™ process to extract more flavor from the wood.
Nose – Burnt caramel, oak & honey
Palate – Honey, cinnamon, allspice, dark fruit, clove & mint
Finish – Long and smooth, slightly creamy with hints of butterscotch taffy, maple & honey

Left Hand Brewing Oktoberfest Marzen Lager

Left Hand Oktoberfest Marzen Lager....$12.99 /6pk
Toasted, biscuity malt balanced by spicy noble hops with a clean lager finish.
Let the rich copper hues of this bright lager shine from your stein! Our Oktoberfest märzen balances malt-driven notes of bread crust, biscuit and toasted pretzel with just the right amount of noble hop character, culminating in a dry & spicy finish. Deliciously repeatable, this take on the classic style is the perfect way to toast the season of crisp air, changing leaves and festival feasts. Prost!

Founder's KBS Blueberry Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Founder's KBS Blueberry Imperial Stout...$21.99 / 4pk 12oz bottles
Founder's KBS Blueberry Imperial Stout...$5.99 / 12oz bottle
ABV: 11.2%
IBUs: 45
It’s time to celebrate two decades of barrel-aging imperial stouts with KBS Blueberry. In honor of the 20th anniversary of KBS, we’ve given this legendary beer a dose of Michigan blueberries. The alluring aroma of dessert brings you in, while layers of vanilla, coffee, chocolate, oak and bourbon barrel notes become more profound with every sip. A sweet and sophisticated tribute to a world-renowned beer.

Left Hand Brewing Co. Pumpkin Spice Latte Nitro


Left Hand Pumpkin Spice Latte Nitro...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Super smooth & seasonally spiced
Up your pumpkin spice latte game with this cozy can of fall. Our brewers’ blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice combine with pumpkin and Ozo’s Ursa Major coffee, satiating this celebrated seasonal craving. Toasted malts impart notes of caramel sweetness while oats and lactose add richness and body. Top it all off with a pillowy Nitro head reminiscent of latte foam. Golden orange in color like changing fall leaves, Pumpkin Spice Latte Nitro is tailor-made for the crisp air and comfort of sweater weather.

1220 Artisan Spirits Missouri Botanical Garden Gin

1220 Artisan Spirits Missouri Botanical Garden Gin...$32.99 / 750ml
Gin infused with locally grown botanicals
Distilled with a blend of juniper, rose hips, elderflower, bergamot, echinacea, calamus, and citrus
42.5% abv

4 Hands Steve Hot Dog's Collab Blueberry Lemonade Hard Seltzer

4 Hands Seltzer Blueberry Lemonade...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
In collaboration with Steve's Hot Dogs
Blueberry lemonade hard seltzer
4% abv

Founder's Oktoberfest German-Style Marzen


Founders Brewing Oktoberfest German-style Marzen...$17.99 / 12pk 12oz cans
Blink and you’ll think you’re in Bavaria. We went all in on tradition with our Oktoberfest, using imported German malts and hops with a beautiful lager yeast for the finish. Pours a gorgeous copper hue with a rich, malty and slightly sweet backbone. Our version is akin to the beer poured in the early days of Oktoberfest and, yes, it adheres to the Reinheitsgebot. Prost!

Ayinger Oktober Fest-Marzen

Ayinger Oktober Fest-Marzen...$12.99 / 4pk 11.2oz bottles
The History of Oktober Fest-Marzen
Bavarians have been celebrating the harvest with beer festivals since before the 1400s. Märzen is brewed in March to be ready for the September and October beer festivals.
Rich, golden color. Slightly sweet, malty nose. Medium to big body and alcohol. Soft dryness from long maturation.

Hudson New York Whiskey 5 Year Old


Hudson New York Whiskey 5 Year Old...$46.99 / 750ml
Lovingly aged 5 years in new American oak barrels with a mash bill of 95% corn and 5% malted barley.

ABV 46%

Green Spot Irish Whiskey Leoville Barton Finished in ex-Bordeaux Wine Casks

Green Spot Irish Whiskey Leoville Barton...$99.99 / 750ml
Green Spot Château Léoville Barton has initially been matured in traditional sherry and bourbon casks, then finished in French oak wine casks from the renowned Château Léoville Barton, Bordeaux.
The French oak drives the initial aroma with crisp woodland notes added to the spicy Pot Still character. The wine seasoning brings a floral perfume and ripe berries to the archetypal orchard fruits.
The familiar mouth coating is a very satisfying balance of oak and spices. Some vanilla sweetness works in harmony with the dry orchard fruits and French oak, combining effortlessly with barley grains to complete the complexity. For the finish, the rich French oak slowly fades leaving the wine & the spices of France & Ireland with the last word.

46% ABV | 92 Proof 

Heaven's Door Bourbon

Heaven's Door Revelation Double Barrel Whiskey...$52.99 / 750ml
Double Barrel Whiskey
Placing our already-aged 6-Year whiskey in an alligator charred, new American oak, deepens the color and fills our whiskey with flavors of dark toasted vanilla. The finished product came out so smooth we increased the bottling proof to 100.
100 PROOF | 50% ALC./VOL
Heaven's Door Ascension Kentucky Straight Bourbon...$49.99 / 750ml
The Heaven’s Door Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a one-of-a-kind blend of two premium Kentucky Straight Bourbons, carefully crafted and aged to perfection. What sets this bourbon apart is its non-chill filtered nature, allowing its natural flavors and aromas to shine through. Our master blender expertly blends each batch using only ten barrels or less, ensuring the perfect balance of flavors in each bottle.
AGE: 6 years
NOSE: Distilled and aged its entire life in Kentucky, this whiskey is non-chill filtered to preserve its mature flavors. The result is smooth and lasting with notes of vanilla and baking spices layered over a bed of toasted oak.
PALATE: Rich and complex flavor profile, balanced sweetness with notes of caramel and vanilla and spicy undertones, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or black pepper.