Saturday, September 30, 2023

Odell Brewing Juicy Tempo IPA

Juicy IPA from Odell!
Odell Brewing Juicy Tempo IPA....$14.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Juicy, Lively & Bright JUICY IPA
Get your groove on with Juicy Tempo! This Juicy IPA drops the beat with psychedelic hop notes of ripe pineapple and bright orange. Crack a can, hit play, and lose yourself in the melody of dazzling hop flavors.

Friday, September 29, 2023

Planters /TWCP Single Barrel Reserve

Online now!!!!

We have picked out another "honey" barrel!
Planters /TWCP Single Barrel Reserve...$69.99
119.56 proof
Barrels are Toasted and Charred. Demetrius is very open about what he does, but this is one of the secrets he would not reveal. He said it is a hot and slow toasting process but would not say what level.

Mash Bill
51% malted corn (malted corn is a rarity)
22% malted wheat
22% Canadian rye
5% malted Barley

Planters /TWCP Single Barrel Reserve

Another exciting Release party!
Two locations 
TONIGHT - Friday September 29th from 5pm-6:30pm

The Wine and Cheese Place - New Ballas
The Wine and Cheese Place - Forsyth

Demetrius will be on hand at our New Ballas 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.  We will put it online sometime after the event if any is left

We have picked out another "honey" barrel!
Planters /TWCP Single Barrel Reserve

Barrels are Toasted and Charred. Demetrius is very open about what he does, but this is one of the secrets he would not reveal. He said it is a hot and slow toasting process but would not say what level.

Mash Bill
51% malted corn (malted corn is a rarity)
22% malted wheat
22% Canadian rye
5% malted Barley

Clonakilty Distillery Sherry Cask Finish

Clonakilty Distillery Sherry Cask Finish...$57.99 / 750ml
  • cask no. 2016
  • original cask: bourbon
  • 56.8%  ABV
  • cask finish: sherry
  • non-chill filtered

Thistledown Cunning Plan Shiraz.

2020 Thistledown Cunning Plan Shiraz McLaren Vale...$27.99
Aromas of spiced plum, red cherry, thyme and rose. Full-bodied with gentle tannins. Enveloping and even on the palate, with steady intensity and a seamless texture. Black-fruited and well-concentrated, with a subtle, spicy finish. Vegan. Drink now. Screw cap.
Rated 92/100 James Suckling
Rated 92/100 James Halliday (Aussie Wine Expert)
Rated 92/100 The Wine Front

2022 Richemar Syrah

2022 Richemar Syrah.... $13.99
100% Syrah

Big rich Syrah value! Deep red color with very distinguishable purple hues. Aromas of violet then small black fruit, cocoa and spices. Fills the mouth with fine and silky tannins, volume and roundness in the mouth. Pleasant length and persistence
Soil: The Mediterranean waterfront is principally composed of two types of sediments: tertiary (sand, clay) and quaternary (gravel). Climate: Mediterranean, along with special humidity and freshness from the Étang de Thau, guaranteeing the perfect balance of required acid alcohol for red wines.

Te Mata Syrah Estate Hawke's Bay

2020 Te Mata Syrah Estate Hawke's Bay.....$24.99
This historic Hawke's Bay estate once again delivers a delicious and exceptionally well-priced bottling. A blend of three subregions, including the famed Gimblett Gravels, this ruby red Syrah sings with vibrant plum and berry fruit, cracked black pepper, graphite, dried florals and chocolate mint. Aromas flow seamlessly onto the palate, which threads finely structured tannins through the juicy fruit, herbs and spice, emerging out the other side to form a complete wine that is both serious and playful, food-friendly and highly drinkable. Drink now and over the next several years.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast  

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Sherry & Sherry Cocktails Class at The Wine and Cheese Place Kirkwood


$20 Per Person
October 5th from 5:30-6:30pm
The Wine and Cheese Place Kirkwood
10451 Manchester Rd 63122

Sherry is more than just a holiday aperitif! Reserve your spot in our Kirkwood store's Sherry & Sherry Cocktails class on Thursday, October 5th at 5:30PM. We will learn about and taste 4 different styles of sherry along with classic sherry cocktails. $20 per person, seating limited.

Taste 4 El Maestro Sierra Sherries:

  • Fino
  • Oloroso
  • Amontillado
  • PX

From there, we will sample classic cocktails made with sherry!

2 Fino- based cocktails:
  • New Spain
  • Sherry Martini
And 2 Oloroso-based:
  • Adonis
  • Spritz


Last minute, casual tasting with Whiskey Dave!
Since they just arrived, we thought you might want to taste them!!

Smoke Wagon Bourbon and Rye
at The Wine and Cheese Place - Clayton
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO
Tonight! ---  THURSDAY (September 28th)

We’re pouring some damn fine whiskey at the (In)famous Bar from
Las Vegas’ own, Smoke Wagon. Missouri has been clamoring for for their wares for
Years and they finally decided to ship their whiskey to sate our collective palates from 4-6pm…

Smoke Wagon Halloween Limited Edition Bourbon....$27.99
92.5 proof
2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Double Gold Winner!

Smoke Wagon Small Batch Bourbon...$49.99
100 Proof
2021, 2019, 2017, and 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Gold Medal Winner!

Smoke Wagon Uncut the Younger Bourbon....$39.99
116.48 proof

Smoke Wagon Bourbon Uncut Unfiltered...$66.99
115.8 Proof
-No water added because none is needed.
2021, 2020 and 2017 San Francisco World Spirits
Double Gold Winner!

Smoke Wagon Rye Bottled in Bond....$59.99

Smoke Wagon Halloween Limited Edition Bourbon....$27.99
Smoke Wagon Straight Bourbon Whiskey
92.5 proof
2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Double Gold Winner!
Just released in fall of 2019, the goal was to create an affordable everyday bourbon that had that unique and unmistakable Smoke Wagon flavor, consisting of delicate sweet notes with a rye spice finish. Barrels with our same high rye mash bill were racked on the top two floors of the warehouse and never rotated. The higher the floor the hotter it gets in the summer causing more expansion and more movement into the wood. Because we don’t chill filter, these combined aspects create a bourbon that is rich and creamy beyond its years. Never rotating the barrels ensures there are no harsh tannin flavors and the high rye mash bill adds a delightfully spicy and nutty finish.
Nose: honey, toasted nuts and with some oak and heat.
Taste: Creamy mouthfeel with initial rich sweet notes of honey and caramel on the tip of the tongue followed by nuts, oak and pepper spice that starts on the sides of your tongue. The nuttiness and oak fade as pepper spice from the rye takes over the entirety of your pallet. Finishes with a creamy sweetness that coats followed by once again by oak and a pepper spice that lingers .

Smoke Wagon Small Batch Bourbon...$49.99
100 Proof
Our high rye content bourbon is aged in the heart of a century-old brick warehouse. To ensure a unique and consistent flavor, barrels are hand selected to create a perfect blend that is smooth and at the same time bold and intense.  Released in 2016, our goal was to create a unique great tasting high rye content bourbon. The problem is that rye ages much faster than corn. So while our younger vintages had a big rye spice flavor (which we love) the mouth feel was too thin and it lacked the sweet, delicate complexity of a well aged spirit. Our older vintages had the smoothness and sweet notes that can only be achieved by moving in and out of #4 char and caramelized oak for many, many years, but the nice rye spice had been aged out!
So what to do? Find the perfect blend. We combined the two. The younger vintages maintain the bold spiciness of the rye, cut down on the tannins and keep it fruit forward. The older vintage brings in a creamy mouth feel with sweet aromas and taste notes that only appear over time from aging in a barrel. We hope you enjoy drinking it as much as we enjoy making it.
2021, 2019, 2017, and 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Gold Medal Winner!

Smoke Wagon Uncut the Younger Bourbon....$39.99
116.48 proof
"The journey to create Uncut the Younger began around October 2020.... being able to offer an affordable cask strength bourbon that could be one of our core expressions AND a high proof lover’s daily sipper, really got me excited. I truly believe having superior and affordable bourbons is essential. Also I wanted Straight to have a cask strength sibling the way Small Batch has Uncut Unfiltered, it all just made sense.
A year and a half later - Uncut the Younger, our second expression in the entry level category is finally here! Consisting mainly of 4 year 36% rye bourbon from several floors and warehouse locations. Uncut the Younger is blended to be fruit forward, with tons of candy flavor notes and finishing with some bold cinnamon spice with gentle heat. It’s non chill filtered so it’s buttery and creamy, drinking more delicately than one would think based on its proof.
Hope you love drinking it as much as I loved creating it!" Cheers, Aaron

Smoke Wagon Bourbon Uncut Unfiltered...$66.99
115.8 Proof
Uncut Unfiltered Bourbon - No water added because none is needed.
We took the same vintage blending philosophy that we used to create Small Batch, except this time the goal was to create high proof bourbon that tasted its best neat. Uncut is so rich and sweet with an unbelievably thick mouth feel, the heat and rye spice finish are a welcome addition. It's like milk with cookies!
Blending vintages of our high rye mash bill to achieve this flavor profile at 115-116 plus proof was a very rewarding challenge for us. There is a delicate balance between creamy mouthfeel, tannins and sugars that comes into play that makes the end result magical. Older vintages have more evaporation which means a higher concentration of fats and sugars per ounce which gives them a nice creamy mouthfeel as well as caramel and honey goodness. They also have more tannins because alcohol has been in contact with the wood for longer. A lot of what some perceive as alcohol burn is actually a harshness due to tannins. This can counterbalance the benefit gained by the high concentration of lipid esters insulating your pallet from alcohol heat. There needs to be enough of the older bourbon for the oak flavors and mouthfeel, but also some younger ones to cut back on the tannins and bring in some delicate fruit and caramel flavors.
2021, 2020 and 2017 San Francisco World Spirits
Double Gold Winner!

Smoke Wagon Rye Bottled in Bond....$59.99
Distilled from a traditional rye mash bill consisting of 51% rye, 45% corn, 4% barley.
A high percentage of corn adds a nice rich sweetness that balances out the flavor notes of Rye’s big black pepper and cinnamon spice. Creating a flavor profile that starts off creamy, rich with fruit and candy flavor notes that has a big, bold, complex spicy finish that lingers for an eternity.

Smoke Wagon Silver Dollar Vodka...$19.99

Copper Pot Distilled in Las Vegas from only the purest ingredients then silver filtered for an incredibly smooth taste.
100% corn mash bill makes this vodka gluten free.
Tasting notes: smooth creamy mouth feel with a water like taste. Just a hint of copper and corn sweetness, finishing smooth with no burn.
2016 through 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Silver Medal award winner!

Comte Lafond Gande Cuvee Sancerre

2020 Comte Lafond Gande Cuvee Sancerre....$65.99
Baron de Ladoucette produces one of the top Sancerres!  Limited and stunning bottle!

A beautiful aromatic intensity developing delicate floral notes (small white flowers, blackcurrants) followed by powerful mineral aromas (pebbles and gun powder). An elegant bouquet, complex and typical of the richness of this great terroir. In the mouth, the attack is round and supple with a slight lovely tangy touch. Intense aromatic notes on a fleshy mineral structure reinforce the complexity. The finish is long and harmonious, full of fruity notes (both exotic and citrus).

Maker's Mark 46 Cask Strength Bourbon

In stock now!
Maker's Mark 46 CASK STRENGTH Bourbon...$59.99 / 750ml
Kentucky straight bourbon whisky barrel finished with ten virgin French Oak staves
This rare expression is uncut, bottled at cask strength to deliver layers of fig and chocolate that reach the palate in waves. Not your typical barrel proof, it offers standout flavor and smoothness- the result of a singular, French- oak finishing
55.05% ABV | 110.1 Proof

Batch 23-02

Mar de Frades Albarino

2022 Mar de Frades Rias Baixas Albarino...$23.99
Limey fruit with some white peaches, seashells and a briny mineral note. Very fresh on the palate with a saline tone to the light white fruit. Quite refreshing with bright acidity. The fruit isn’t too intense but it still has a typically albarino gastronomic allure. Vegan. Drink now.
Rated 90/100 James Suckling

Bourbon Barrel Aged Thrales

More in stock 2021 Edition
Urban Chestnut Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Thrales...$7.99 / 16oz bottle

For this UCBC Cellar Series Release, we have rested our Russian Imperial Stout in freshly used, premium bourbon oak barrels. The Bourbon and oak impart notes of caramel, vanilla, and a subtle spiciness from the high blend of rye in the whiskey. At 11% ABV, you can enjoy the complexity and warmth of this barrel-aged stout tonight, or cellar for up to 5 years.

Omage Hand Crafted VS Brandy


Omage Hand Crafted VS Brandy...$25.99
Aged 2+ years

dominated by juicy apple aromas giving way to a nutty, vanilla finish
A modern and exceptionally-balanced spirit, this artisanal brandy pays homage to French cognac using a meticulous blend of varietally-expressive grapes from California's renowned wine-making regions. Our innovative distillation and barrel-aging methods have elevated the perception and taste of American brandy and redefined the category from the inside out.

Tarima Hill Old Vine Monastrell

2018 Tarima Hill Old Vine Monastrell.....$12.99
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Opaque ruby. Spice-accented dark berries, mocha, cola and pungent flowers on the highly perfumed nose. Appealingly sweet black and blue fruit and floral pastille flavors become livelier and pick up a hint of vanilla with air. The blue fruit and floral notes recur on an impressively long, penetrating finish that features subtly gripping tannins and a hint of exotic spices.
Rated 92/100 Vinous Media

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Whiskey Dave's Weekend Flight


Whiskey Dave’s Weekend Flight
At the (IN)Famous Bar
Nestled Inside The Wine and Cheese Place
Located in beautiful downtown Clayton
Friday and Saturday, September 29th & 30th
New Single Malts from Scotland, England and New Zealand!!!

Come on by and Whiskey Dave will pour three of his most anticipated single malts. We’re right chuffed they’re finally here!!!
Isle of Raasay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 46.4% ABV…
No age statement
Our flagship Isle of Raasay Single Malt Whisky, no color added, non-chill filtered. Lightly peated with rich dark fruit flavors.
Two Isle of Raasay spirits – peated and unpeated – are matured separately in first fill Rye whiskey, fresh Chinkapin Oak and first fill Bordeaux red wine casks. Our six recipe casks marry together to create the perfect dram with real elegance, complexity, and depth.
Pokeno New Zealand Single Malt Whisky “Origin” 43% abv.
No Age statement
Pōkeno Origin celebrates our unique place in the world. Produced from the finest local barley, and unrushed through fermentation and distillation to enhance body and flavor, we mature it only in first fill Bourbon casks. It is an incredibly sweet and round whisky with beautiful citrus, honey, grapefruit, and creamy toffee notes; giving way to a complex and lingering finish.
Filey Bay Flagship English Single Malt Whisky 46% abv
Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery
Filey Bay Flagship is a beautifully rounded, soft, fruity, and creamy Single Malt whisky, made with 100% homegrown barley bottled at 46% alc..Bringing together some of our very best and oldest whisky, it has been matured in first-fill ex-Bourbon casks that have been carefully selected and gently married together. The true representation of our light and fruity distillery house style, it’s complex and nuanced for those with an experienced palate but welcoming and delicious for those just discovering Single Malt.

Isle of Raasay Distillery Gin and Whisky

We are excited to get this one!
Not much to go around.
History in the making!

Combining tradition with contemporary thinking. That’s the Raasay way

Every drop of spirit is distilled, matured and bottled on the island using water from our well, Tobar na Ba Bàine, ‘Well of the Pale Cow’. Maximising the influence of the island on our spirit whilst supporting local jobs.

Mineral-rich Raasay water and long fermentations of up to 118 hours (5 days) develop sweet blackberry characteristics in our spirit before it even touches the oak of the cask.

Our carefully crafted Raasay whisky recipe combines six signature casks – maturing peated and unpeated Isle of Raasay spirit separately in ex-Rye Whiskey, virgin Chinkapin oak and Bordeaux red wine casks. The first of this cask combination in Scotch whisky history.

Raasay Whisky...$66.99 / 700ml

Rooted in centuries of illicit distilling, the Hebridean Isle of Raasay provides the ingredients for the best scotch whisky.
Our signature Isle of Raasay Whisky expression is lightly peated balanced with rich dark fruit flavours. A flavour profile inspired by some older style smoky Hebridean single malt whiskies.
Combining tradition with contemporary thinking. That’s the Raasay way.

Raasay Gin...$65.99 / 700ml
Dry, zesty, refreshing and smooth
Presenting our handcrafted Scottish island gin, now in a bottle as beautifully crafted as the liquid inside. Our bottle is a reflection of the impressive island geology and our recipe combines ten carefully chosen botanicals, including Raasay juniper, sweet orange peel, lemon peel, and our double distilled spirit.
Bottled at 46% using water from our well, this is the first legal spirit from an island rooted in centuries of illicit distilling.
Every drop of our Scottish gin is lovingly distilled and bottled on the Isle of Raasay.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Narrow Gauge Galaphobia Milk Stout

Narrow Gauge Galaphobia Milk Stout....$15.99 / 4pk 16oz
Milk Stout brewed with lactose sugar and aged on vanilla beans and vanillin.

Goose Island Christmas IPA

Goose Island Christmas IPA...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Christmas IPA is a malt-forward IPA using 6 different hops throughout the process. Moderate citrus and pine notes balanced with caramel malt on the palate dry-hopped with Meridian, Chinook, and Cashmere. It’s got a bit of an old-school feel on the malt side with caramel malt and a lovely red hue to go with the classic kettle hop backbone. Nicely balanced and dry, this little number dons a big fruity aroma.
  • ABV: 7.5
  • IBU: 50

Civil Life Goal!-den Ale

Civil Life Goal!-den Ale...$10.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Originally brewed for our friends at Amsterdam Tavern, GOAL!den Ale is crafted to be the ideal soccer companion with malt richness balanced by clean, sharp hop note-easy to drink with the elan of a great soccer striker. It is a winner all season long

4 Hands Brewing Co. Parker Pils Collab with St.Louis City SC's Tim Parker

More in stock! Selling fast

4 Hands Parker Pils...$10.99 / 4pk 16oz can
Brewed in collaboration with St. Louis City SC’s Tim Parker, this American pilsner with Amarillo hops is a refreshing twist on a classic style featuring bright notes of sweet citrus and subtle melon and floral aromas. Crisp and balanced, it delivers a winning combination of traditional pilsner character and vibrant hop flavors, leaving both beer and soccer fans cheering for more. Meet me in St. Louie, Louie! Meet me at the Park! | ABV: 5%

September WRC Whiskey Raffle

September WRC Whiskey Raffle

Raffle is based on last 6 months purchases through September 30

WRC Whiskey Raffle will include...
  • Little Book Chapter 07 2023 Edition
  • George Remus Gatsby Reserve 15 Year Old 2023 Edition
  • Octomore 14.1 Edition
  • Octomore 14.2 Edition
  • Heaven Hill 7 Year Old BIB
  • Weller Reserve Bourbon
  • Blantons
  • Eagle Rare
  • Col. E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon
  • Hakushu 12 Year Old 100th Suntory Anniversary Edition
  • Old Forester Single Barrel Rye Cask Strength
  • Henry McKenna 10 Year Old
there will still be more added....

List subject to change and more will be added

We are proud of our barrel picks and have offer Double Point on all of our TWCP Single barrels all year long!!
Lots of new single barrels in stock now!
Click here to order our single barrels

Double points through our Whiskey Reward Club (WRC) -
if you are not a member of our WRC - click here to read more and sign up (or sign up next time you are in the store at the register)

We have an amazing 14 year old single barrel.  

Being on the higher side, it is not moving as fast as we hoped. 

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

Open House Tequila/Mezcal Tasting and book signing!

TONIGHT! (Tuesday) -  Kirkwood!
Open House Tequila/Mezcal Tasting 
and book signing!
Meet David Suro of Suro Imports
Meet one of the superstars of Agave!
Tequila and Mezcal fans will not want to miss this event
Tuesday, September 26 from 4:30 - 6:30pm
The Wine and Cheese Place - Kirkwood
10451 Manchester Road, Kirkwood MO

Taste some BIG TIME Agave spirits!
  • Cascahuin Blanco
  • Cascahuin 48
  • Cascahuin Tahona
  • Siembra Azul Blanco
  • Siembra Valle Anniversario
  • Don Mateo Cupreata Blanco Mezcal 
Featuring some of the top Additive free tequilas!

Open house tasting, reservations not required - but let us know you are coming on Facebook - click here

Plus a book signing.

David Suro will be selling and signing his book.   You will be able to purchase one of his books at our Kirkwood location and have him sign it for you!

Agave Spirits: The Past, Present, and Future of Mezcals

More about David Suro
When Guadalajara-born David Suro opened his Philadelphia restaurant Tequilas in 1986, he was immediately confronted with a concerning reality: the tequilas available in the Northeast US were all bad. Determined to serve up an authentic Mexican experience to his guests, he embarked on a decades-long quest to create a delicious, traditional tequila that he could serve in good conscience.
Twenty years later, Siembra Azul was finished. Working with the Vivanco family at their distillery in Arandas, David and his “dream team” of experts had created the flavor profile that makes Siembra Azul’s small batches perennial sellouts.  The following decades would see an exploration of terroir that expanded Siembra to the Valles region of Jalisco, at the very distillery where David first fell in love with tequila: Destilería Cascahuín.   As he grew into the tequila industry, David became further disturbed by the industry’s trends toward industrialization, cultural rejection, and labor exploitation. He witnessed billion-dollar conglomerates actively squeezing family producers and lobbying for legislation that would damage the tequila, agave, and people who tend them.  He fought against these trends by advocating production transparency and consumer education, and still does. It’s why our bottles have detailed batch-specific production data: the more you know, the better off we’ll all be.   The same trends that are damaging tequila and Mexico’s ecosystem are emerging in mezcal, and we’re asking consumers to remain vigilant. Part of the reason we began the Siembra Metl project was to help show consumers the power of small batch agave spirits, and what kinds of cultural expressions can be preserved if we hold tight to the community-centric values that make mezcal, mezcal.

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Cask Strength 2023 Edition


Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Cask Strength 2023 Edition...$89.99
120.2 Proof
Very Limited - we only have 24 bottles!
Our third annual 12-Year-Old Cask Strength has been bottled at a higher ABV of 60.1% and retained a full spectrum of flavours which have been developed from the sherry casks during maturation. The 2023 edition delivers a fruiter profile with notes of stone and figs at the forefront, and a less spicy finish with sweet notes of fresh vanilla pods.