Saturday, September 16, 2023

New Reblochon-style cheese from Tennessee

Sequatchie Cove Creamery "Walden"...$15.99 / 7oz mini wheel
In stock at Kirkwood now, and Forsyth on Monday. This cheese is reminiscent of Reblochon, which is not available in the US because it is unpasteurized.
Fans of washed rind cheese must try this! Let it sit for 20 minutes and come to room temp to bring out the subtle walnut and mushroom notes.
Long ago, cheesemaker Nathan Arnold learned the secrets of the Reblochon style in France, and brought his Savoie training home to Tennessee. A new style was born, and became the famous Dancing Fern (6x ACS Winner, Good Food Awards Winner). But that journey led to a new perfectly sized variation on a classic well-balanced wheel. We named it after Walden Ridge, a place where you can get a thrilling view of the Tennessee river winding far below.
The name Walden might best be known from Thoreau’s quest for self-knowledge and simplicity on Walden Pond. Maybe that fits because this cheese is laid back and all set for a picnic. Follow the breeze to a ledge, and you can watch the silky clouds billow over all the nooks and coves of the Valley. Around here, just spreading the right cheese on a baguette might take you to some faraway place where everything makes total sense for a minute.--producer's notes

Narrow Gauge / TWCP DDH Fallen Flag CENTENNIAL Hop Edition

The end is near of this amazing beer!

Forsyth has about 1 case left - the rest of ours in the cooler now!
Should be some at each location - 
Don't miss out!!  

The Wine and Cheese Place / Spirit Wine and Craft

Narrow Gauge / TWCP DDH Fallen Flag CENTENNIAL Hop Edition...$16.99 / 4 pk

This is a variant of the regular Fallen Flag with a CENTENNIAL hop added to the mix!
7.0% ABV
Hazy IPA double dry hopped with Citra, Mosaic, and CENTENNIAL.



Friday, September 15, 2023

The Balvenie 16 Year Old French Oak

Very limited - online now for reservations!

The Balvenie 16 Year Old French Oak Single Malt Scotch...$179.99
Finished in Pineau Casks
47.6% ABV
The Balvenie French Oak is a vibrant single malt finished in casks previously held wine from the French Charentes vineyards.
Pineau des Charentes is a fortified wine made from unfermented grape juice, to which a Cognac eau-de-vie is added and then matured. Pineau us also found as a home-made product in the neighbouring Deau-Sevres and Vendee departements.

The Balvenie USA brand ambassador Lorne Cousin suggested Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE explore these casks after a trip to the region with his family where he fondly remembers sipping an aperitif.

This is the first of The Balvenie finishes to explore French Oak. Pineau is akin to cognac in terms of production and flavour, allowing us to capitalise on the rise of this flavour profile and its premium credentials.

Worthy Park Single Estate 2006 12 YR Cask Strength

Worthy Park Single Estate 2006 12 YR Cask Strength...$129.99
56% ABV
Distilled in 2006 and bottled in 2018
at cask strength, this limited edition release was produced and tropically aged at the Worthy Park Estate for a minimum of 12 years in ex-bourbon barrels. No additives and non-chill filtered.

Worthy Park has so much aligned to be a great rum company. We have the cane fields, the sugar factory, and the distillery, all at the same location. “Cane field to glass” as they say. We also have 346 years of well-documented history and heritage that cannot be reproduced or fabricated. Finally, we have the origin, being Jamaica, world famous for many things, including rum. I feel grateful to have this foundation behind me to distill and blend truly great Jamaican Rum.. Gordon Clarke, Co-Managing Director

Nobletons / TWCP Copper Dome Whiskey Single Barrel Cask Strength

Release party!
Two locations TONIGHT!

Friday September 15th from 4pm-6pm

The Wine and Cheese Place - Kirkwood
The Wine and Cheese Place - Forsyth

Demetrius will be on hand at our Kirkwood location and Nolan will be on hand at our Forsyth location tasting and talking about our latest single barrel from them!!!

We are not taking pre-arrival reservations and it will not be online until some time after the event.  Available in store at Kirkwood and Forsyth starting at 4pm.

Nobletons / TWCP Copper Dome Whiskey Single Barrel Cask Strength...$64.99
  • 7 Years Old
  • 118.5 proof
  • Yield 180 bottles
7 year old Wheated Whiskey!
70% sweet corn, 25% honey wheat, and 5% malted barley.
All Missouri grown!
High atop Cape Girardeau, overlooking the mighty Mississippi River emerges iconic Copper Dome - The Anchor of Southeast Missouri State University's rich and storied heritage. Since 1873, SEMO has been a beacon of light symbolizing that with grit, determination, and perseverence. Dreams to come true.
As an Alumni-owned brand, we are proud to roll up our sleeves to craft this wheated whiskey that is as timeless as our Alma Mater.

Hard Truth Feature!

September is Bourbon Heritage Month!
Celebrate America's Native Spirit

In 2007, the U.S. Senate declared the first National Bourbon Heritage Month.

Distillery feature: Hard Truth Distilling Co.
Hard Truth Distilling Co. began distilling in 2015 in the small upper rooms of Big Woods Pizza Co. in downtown Nashville, Indiana.  The tiny craft distillery quickly grew, and, by 2017, construction had begun on a new facility set on a rolling, wooded, 325-acre property about a mile away from Hard Truth’s original home.
And, in the fall of 2018, Hard Truth Distilling Co. made the move to its brand new, state-of-the-art, sweet mash distillery, where it’s been producing Hard Truth spirits ever since.
Over the past few years, our teams have continued to develop the property that surrounds the Hard Truth distillery with new tours and activities, festivals, and a major expansion at Hard Truth on the Rocks — a terraced, outdoor area with a stage for live music, food truck, and bar that operate seasonally.  The Hard Truth distilling team continues to work diligently, crafting a range of premium spirits, including popular crowd-pleasers like Maple Bourbon Cream and Hard Truth Toasted Coconut Rum and, of course, remarkable sweet mash whiskeys — the first of which, Hard Truth Sweet Mash Rye Whiskey, was released in November 2021.

Hard Truth / TWCP / STL Bourbon Society Sweet Mash Rye...$74.99
"First Hard Truth Sweet Mash Rye Single Barrel in Missouri! 7th in the nation!Hard Truth Sweet Mash Rye Whiskey named a top American Whiskey of 2021 Bourbon curator and taster, Fred Minnick, awards Hard Truth Distilling Co. distinction.
A must have Rye for your collection." -- St. Louis Bourbon Society
Single Barrel Sweet Mash Rye
  • 116.8 proof
  • uncut and unfiltered
  • Barreled on 11/19/19
  • Dumped on 02/10/23
  • Rack House No. 2

We have an amazing 14 year old single barrel.
We are offering TRIPLE POINTS in the raffles for the Schoonover 14 year old starting from August 1st and going forward. Translation: each bottle you purchase counts as 2 raffle tickets in the monthly raffles and will count as 1 ticket in the big end of the year raffle!
Great Bourbon! Grab a bottle!
Hard Truth / TWCP Single Barrel Schoonover 14yr Bourbon...$199.99

  • Very Rare Cask Strength
  • Barrel #671
  • Only 141 bottles for the world!
  • 109.7 Proof
  • 84% Corn - 8% Rye - 8% Barley
Rich notes of plum, caramel, dark chocolate, toasted almond, nougat, and baking spices

Hard Truth / TWCP Single Barrel Indiana Rye 4yr...$51.99
  • Barrel #B-104
  • 115.8 proof
  • Yield - 216 bottles
  • Harvested/bottled in December of 2022
  • Mashbill: 51% Rye - 49% Malted Barley
Deep sweet tea, burnt marshmallow, rye spice, and peppercorn palate.

Hard Truth Distilling Co. High Road Sweet Mash Rye...$36.99 / 750ml
Hard Truth High Road Rye brings the same flavor complexity that fans of the original, barrel-strength Hard Truth Sweet Mash Rye Whiskey have grown to expect, but at an easy-to-drink 93-proof that’s perfect for every level of whiskey lover.
Crafted for long evenings with favored companions, quiet nights by the fire, and any notable moment of Truth, the High Road is a route worth taking.
Small batch (30 barrel)
Mash bill: 55% rye, 36% corn, 9% malted barley
Bottled at 93 proof (46.5% ABV)

Catena new releases!

We recently had the pleasure of tasting through a line-up of wines from Argentina’s most historic winery, Bodegas Y Vinedos Catena. While the tasting was mostly focused on Catena’s luxury portfolio, the two wines that stood out the most were the least expensive in the line-up. We absolutely loved the D.V. Catena Tinot Historico Red Blend (Malbec, Bonarda and Petit Verdot) and were blown away by the San Carlos Cabernet Franc. The best part is each can be had for under $25.

2020 D.V. Catena Tinto Historico 1910...$19.99
77% Malbec, 17% Bonarda, 6% Petit Verdot

A hint of oyster sauce, dark mineral, asphalt and dark spices to the blackberries and dark cherries. Medium- to full-bodied on the palate with wild herbs and a mineral energy that connects the chalky, tight tannins to the fresh and delineated finish. Long, structured and pretty energetic. Drink or hold.
Rated 93/100 James Suckling

2019 Catena San Carlos Cabernet Franc.....$23.99
The incredible 2019 Appellation San Carlos Cabernet Franc is super elegant, fresh, varietal, nuanced and complex. A wine like this often costs more money than the price point of the appellation range, but it feels like a bargain anyway. This is an updated version of the 2018, with precision and symmetry. It's vibrant and lively, velvety and focused. 72,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2020.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Single Vineyard Cabernet from Helen Keplinger


Check out this cult Cabernet that does not have a cult Cab price tag! 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the esteemed Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard in Oakville. It is made by Helen Keplinger, who had a short stint at Bryant Family before launching her own winery based on Rhone varietals. Keplinger has crafted her own style after being mentored by some of the greats like Heidi Peterson Barrett, Michel Rolland, and David Abreu. She was named Winemaker of the Year by Food & Wine Magazine and has made the cover of Wine Spectator. 

Very limited (in stock at Kirkwood and online)
2017 Carte Blanche Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer MO Hopper...$149.99
Compare to Total Wine & More price of $179.99
Even better, the 100% varietal 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a deep purple color as well as full-bodied aromas and flavors of blackcurrants, unsmoked tobacco, chocolate, and earth. This ripe, sexy, opulent beauty has sweet tannins, a great mid-palate, and a great, great finish. It competes with wines 2-3 times the price.
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Full-bodied with a deep, layered palate. Lots of dark fruit with blackberry and currant character and chewy, polished tannins. Very attractive and juicy now, but three or four years of bottle age will make it even better. Try after 2023.
Rated 97/100 James Suckling

Crystal clear ice for your drinks

In stock now at all 5 locations!!!
(in the freezer, of course)

Crystal clear ice for your drinks.


Good Ice STL...$11.99 / 6pk box
2in x 2in x 2in. Perfect for larger, double rocks glasses.

Perfecting our process one cube at a time
High quality ice starts with high quality ingredients. We first filter our water to remove as many impurities as possible. The filtered water is then passed into our Clinebell machines, which utilizes a remarkably strong process called directional freezing that removes every last impurity and air bubble, resulting in crystal clear 300lb ice blocks. Using a combination of chain saws and heavy duty band saws, we cut and polish each and every cube by hand.

As a bartender working in St. Louis, I was always disappointed by our lack of access to this sort of ice. I took it upon myself to freeze and cut ice using a knife and hammer for our services, because I truly believed it made a difference. As the popularity of my hand cut ice grew, other bartenders began to ask if I could make ice for them. - Good Ice STL

Limited time special buy!
(must purchase ice and spirits at the same time)

Also on a related note - Forsyth, Kirkwood and Spirit Wine and Craft have 10lb ice bags available for sale now in the freezer for your convenience.  

Rhone If You Want To Wine Tasting Class The Wine and Cheese Place Kirkwood

Rhone If You Want To Wine Tasting & Class
When: Wednesday September 20th at 5:30pm
Where: The Wine and Cheese Place Kirkwood
10451 Manchester Rd, Kirkwood MO 63122

Seating limited 
Taste some Rhone wines and Rhone varieties from around the world as well. 
You will taste..... 
  • 95 point Chateauneuf from Bosquet des Papes
  • 95-97 point Syrah from original Rhone Ranger John Alban
  • 95 point Shiraz from Thistledown in Australia
  • plus more

Hop Butcher


More in stock of these two!!!

Hop Butcher Dun Dun Dun Double IPA...$4.79 / 4pk 16oz can
Hop Butcher Dun Dun Dun Double IPA...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz can
Style: Double India Pale Ale
ABV: 7.5% ABV
Hops: Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy
2021 NY International Beer Competition Silver Medalist (DIPA category)

Hop Butcher Giardiniera Double IPA...$4.79 / 16oz can
Hop Butcher Giardiniera Double IPA...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Style: Double India Pale Ale
ABV: 7.5% ABV
Hops: Citra, El Dorado, Mosaic

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Unibroue Ce N'est Pas La Fin du Monde

We have not seen this in awhile...back in stock

"Ce N'est Pas La Fin du Monde"
It is not the end of the world!

Unibroue Ce N'est Pas La Fin du Monde Belgian IPA...$9.99 / 4pk
This deliciously hoppy golden ale combines the complexity of a Belgian tripel with the power of New World IPAs. It’s cultural fusion at its best.Just like the French voyageurs who explored the interior of the continent in search of new horizons, now it’s your turn to embark on an adventure.

2XO Whiskey American Oak and Tribute

2XO American Oak Whiskey...$49.99 / 750ml
American Oak is the first blend in the Oak Series, an innovative double oak technique where Dixon introduces additional charred oak to barrels with a moderate amount of rye in the mashbill. Dixon will match the profile of each batch for consistent taste and character, providing an everyday offering. American Oak moves from sweet, rich butterscotch on the front, to savory roasted nutty notes in the middle, finishing with a lingering mild spice. It is very approachable and perfect for cocktails.
2XO Tribute Blend Whiskey...$89.99 / 750ml
The Tribute Blend is the third small batch blend in the Brand’s Icon Series, a series of one-off small batch releases. Each blend is different and bears its own name, inspired by the story behind it. The Tribute Blend is a nod to Dixon’s parents and the path they paved for him. The Tribute Blend’s mouthfeel is viscous and rich, moving from initial sweetness on the front, to savory notes on the mid-palate, finishing with a muted but lingering spice that hangs around longer than expected.

Narrow Gauge Third of the Way to Marz Marzen

Narrow Gauge Third of the Way to Marz Marzen...$12.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Seasonal Oktoberfest Marzen Lager
5.7% ABV
Canned on 9/10/2023

Heavy Riff Happy Jack Pumpkin Ale

Heavy Riff Happy Jack Pumpkin Ale....$12.99 / 4pk 16oz can
With each and every drink there are fewer and fewer.
Happy Jack is a seasonal beer from the minds of our brewers. For a limited time, you can say, "It's mine, mine, mine!" But before you can read the next Rhyme, Rhyme, Rhyme....Happy Jack will have left in a hurry and quay. So be sure to get your fill of Happy Jack today.

Piney River Brewing Co. German Road Oktoberfest Lager

Piney River Brewing Co. German Road Oktoberfest Lager...$10.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Deep golden in color, this Oktoberfest lager features German Hersbrucker, a noble hop with a spice finish and delicate aroma. This beer has a complex malt profile and a full-bodied mouth feel with a crisp, clean finish.


New Beers from Bluewood Brewing

Bluewood Brewing Raspberry Hop Tart...$12.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Fruited Berliner Weisse | 5% ABV
Our Hop Tart base recipe, this time coditioned on raspberry! Starts off tart but finishes with a nice juicy character that compliments the graham cracker
Bluewood Brewing Dancing with the Pumpkin King...$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Pumpkin Ale | 7.5% ABV
Pumpkin ale brewed with real pumpkin, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spices and a light kiss of vanilla and graham cracker.
Bluewood Brewing Awwtoberfest...$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Marzen | 6.6% ABV
Our traditional Marzen-style lager brewed for celebration! Light toasted malts and German noble hops offer up a true Oktoberfest experience. A portion of the proceeds from Awwtoberfest are donated to CARE STL.

High West Cask Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels

High West Cask Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels...$59.99
2023 Missouri Edition Cask Collection
Aged in Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels

100 Proof
You hold in your hands a true whiskey treat-a dram that is both rare and exceptionally delicious!  Each Cask Collection Whiskey by High West is made by carefully blending selected lots of straight whiskey and then finishing them in second-use barrels. The outcome is a one-of-a-kind batch that citibits incredible balance, complexity, and depth df Alavor. Whether sipped neat or stirred into a cocktail, this whisky is a chrilling experience sure to delight any whiskey lover.

Heavenly Spirits Tasting at Spirit Wine and Craft This Friday

This Friday, September 15th at Spirit Wine & Craft from 4-6pm

Steffen from Heavenly Spirits will be pouring samples of

  • Guerin Sweet Vermouth
  • Guerin Dry Vermouth
  • Marie Duffau Napoléon Bas Armagnac
  • Marie Duffau Hors d'Age 12yr Cognac (including a batched cocktail)
  • Jules Theuriet Crème de Cassis de Dyon

Keeper’s Heart Whiskey Tasting This Saturday at The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton

Keeper’s Heart Whiskey Tasting
This Saturday at The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton

Saturday 9/16 12pm-2pm

Come by and try the core line as well as our own store pick!
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
Irish American
Irish whiskeys blended with American Rye whiskey.
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
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.

Whiskey Dave's Weekend Flight 15 Stars and A Regal Eagle


At the (IN)Famous Bar in Clayton
Inside The Wine and Cheese Place

Friday 9/15 3-6pm
Saturday 9/16. Noon-6pm
Forsyth location only
Three ¾ ounce pours for $25

15 Stars Bourbon Private Stock 107 proof...$119.99
A Blend of Kentucky Straight Bourbons
Aged 7 & 15 Years Limited Release
Tasting Notes
Nose: On the nose, the fresh scent of cinnamon, rose petals, and apricot rest on rich maple and oak.
Palate: Citrus and spice form an inviting balance with caramel and almonds to produce a satisfyingly round palate.
Finish: The experience is concluded by a long and soft toasted oak finish.
15 Stars Bourbon Triple Cask Limited Release
105 Proof
A Blend of Kentucky Straight Bourbons
Aged 16 & 8 years
finished in Cognac, Port, and Rum casks
Aged 16 & 8 years
Tasting Notes
Nose: Layers of baked blackberry with cream, brown sugar, and nutmeg open up into aromas of leather, and cigar box to build a complex nose that continues to develop in the glass.Palate: Dark fruit and nutmeg make an appearance along with vibrant cognac, but eventually give way to caramel and aged oak, showing the strong character of the aged bourbons in the blend.Finish: Similar to the palate, the finish begins with a burst of rich port wine sweetness which transitions into seasoned oak and worn leather
Eagle Rare 10 Year Straight Bourbon "the Lou" Single Barrel Select 90 proof
Tasting only-Not available for purchase

Laws Whiskey House 7 Year Straight Rye

Laws Whiskey House 7 Year Straight Rye Bottled-in-Bond. 100 proof...$71.99 / 750ml

Laws is one of my favorite distilleries in the U.S. full stop.
My introduction to them was about 5 years ago with a eye opening 4 year bottled-in-bond rye. I'm a rye fan and this was a RYE in the truest sense of the word. Bold spice and white pepper on the nose with chewy dark chocolate,
licorice, and sweet cereal grain on the palate. Laws on the mainline...amen, I was converted.Come on over to the Infamous Bar, taste the new 7 year. Rye and see why we are digging it how it should be dug.
Whiskey Dave

Tasting Notes: Cherry cola, honey, and black currant on the nose with notes of hazelnut, mint, green mango, and serrano pepper on the palate. Finishes with a rich and buttery mouthfeel leaving lingering notes of star anise and sage. Aged for over seven years in new, 53-gallon charred oak casks. 95% heirloom rye, 5% heirloom barley.
-Distillery notes