Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Narrow Gauge DDH Fallen Flag IPA

Fresh batch!! 
Canned 4/15, hard to read, maybe 4/10 - but April for sure
Narrow Gauge DDH Fallen Flag IPA...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

American IPA dry-hopped with Citra and Mosaic hops
7% ABV

Tequila Tasting at Spirit Wine and Craft

This Friday, April 19th from 4-6pm at Spirit Wine & Craft
5760 Chippewa St.
Try El Bandito Yankee Blanco and Reposado tequila - certified additive free by Tequila Matchmaker!

Huber's Starlight TWCP / Single Barrel Wheat Whiskey

Wow! A great new barrel!
Huber's Starlight TWCP / Single Barrel Wheat Whiskey....$69.99
Wheat Whiskey --  we got the first Wheat single barrel release from Starlight
  • 120.3 proof
  • Barrel #23 3206
  • Mash Bill – 80% Wheat, 20% malted Barley.
  • Age – 6.5years
Barrel – Sequin Moreau Cooperage (Vanilla Toast), 2 year Air Dried, Char #1, Toasted Head.
Entry proof – 118

Left Hand Brewing White NITRO Belgian-Style Wheat

Left Hand Brewing White NITRO Belgian-Style Wheat...$12.99 / 6pk 12oz bottles
Belgian White Nitro
Super Smooth & Crisp with Citrus and Spice.
White Nitro unites the classic Belgian-style wheat beer with nitrogen-infused smoothness. Pouring with a luxurious cascade, a hazy golden body is revealed and crowned by a white, pillowy head. Delicate and creamy, it balances subtle malt sweetness with invigorating zesty orange citrus and the herbal essence of coriander, crafting a uniquely refreshing and remarkably smooth drinking experience.
  • ABV 4.8%
  • MALT Pilsner Malt, Wheat Malt, Acidulated Malt, Flaked Wheat, Rolled Oats
  • OTHER Coriander, Bitter & Sweet Orange Peel

BrewDog Wanderlust Variety Pack

BrewDog Wanderlust Variety Pack...$19.99 / 12pk 12oz cans
Introducing our NEW variety pack– Wanderlust. Featuring four international brews that originated from our breweries across the world.

Experience the decadent flavors of Lucky Break, Cerveza Libre, Neon Dream, and Almost Famous. Each style is a little different, but equally delicious, so go ahead and take a beer-y trip with us.

BrewDog Wingman Tropical Storm Imperial IPA

BrewDog Wingman Tropical Storm Imperial IPA...$11.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
An infinitely crushable tropical punch imperial IPA with bright and juicy notes of guava, mango, passionfruit, and light citrus. Checking in at 9.5% ABV this beer will do a better job at "wingmanning" for you than your college roommate ever did.

Crown Royal Blackberry Whisky

More in stock!!!

Crown Royal Blackberry Whisky...$25.99
Limited Edition

To create this extraordinary blend, crown royal whiskies are carefully selected by our master blender and infused with the juicy flavor of fresh blackberries. The harmonious notes of this summer fruit complement the signature richness of crown royal blended whisky. The result is a vibrantly delicious whisky, bursting with the luscious flavor of blackberry and the distinctive smoothness of crown royal.

Jack Daniel's / TWCP Single Barrel Proof Rye


We are more than excited to finally receive this barrel!  
We have been waiting for so long!!

"aged to perfection at the top of one of the highest 
elevated barrelhouses, 1-09, on Coy Hill"

This is where some of the best Jack barrels come from!

Jack Daniel's / TWCP Single Barrel Proof Rye....$72.99
  • 130.3 proof
  • Barrel House 1-09 (high on Coy Hill)
  • Barrel No. 24-01554
  • Bottling date 2.14.24 (Valentine's Day Barrel!!!)
  • 70 percent rye, 18 percent corn, and 12 percent malted barley
  • 186 bottle yield

Our barrel came from the same warehouse as....
Jack Daniel's Heritage Barrel Collection
“Heritage Barrel” expression of Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel was crafted with a low temperature, heavy toasted barrel which created a light but rich char full of deep flavor. A lower 100 proof entry proof allows our grain bill to assert itself creating a special Tennessee whiskey with notes of light baking spices, vanilla, and toasted oak with a long, lingering finish, aged to perfection at the top of one of the highest elevated barrelhouses, 1-09, on Coy Hill WC. What emerges is a flavorful and rich Tennessee Whiskey." -- Jack Daniels Website

Vergano Fragola Organic Strawberry Liqueur

Vergano Fragola Organic Strawberry Liqueur...$31.99
USDA Organic 
The company received the certification for producing organic products from the national organization “Valoritalia” in 2015.  Traceability of ingredients is a guarantee of absolute transparency and purity; the whole chain is bio-certified and subjected to accurate controls.
This is an all-natural product; therefore, color may slightly vary and is sensitive to light. There may also be sediment over time from the natural fruit pulp. No artificial coloring or flavoring.

Harvest Season and Varietal is Dependent on Fruit Sugar Levels to Maintain Consistency

[ Organic Italian Strawberries + Wheat Neutral Alcohol ]
x 15 Days + Cold-Pressed Organic Italian Strawberry Juice + Filter + Organic Sugar
Vergnano Fragola Organic Liqueur

Monday, April 15, 2024

Domaine Saint Damien

This is the only wine made in 2021, it is a blend of the the Les Souteyrade and La Louisiane
2021 Domaine Saint Damien Gigondas Vieilles Vignes...$31.99
Smoky and fruity nose with cherries, mixed berries, dried thyme and crushed peppercorns. Full body with chewy tannins. Spicy and punchy on the palate with lots of blueberries and plums, with fresh acidity running throughout. 80% grenache and 20% mourvedre. Vivid finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
Rated 91/100 James Suckling
The only cuvée released in 2021, the 2021 Gigondas Vieilles Vignes is a beautiful, elegant red displaying the charming, supple, layered style of the vintage. Offering notes of Provençal herbs, pepper, and spicy red and black fruits, it's medium-bodied, has ripe, integrated tannins, and a great finish. It's going to drink brilliantly over the coming 7-8 years or so.
Rated 91/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2022 Saint Damien Vacqueyras Selection....$27.99
The first Vacqueyras I've tasted from this brilliant Gigondas estate, the 2022 Vacqueyras has pure red and black fruits as well as textbook spicy herbs, pepper, and savory flower aromas and flavors. It's concentrated, medium to full-bodied, has plenty of mid-palate depth, and outstanding length. I’d happily be a buyer.
Rated 90-92/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Open House Tasting Featuring Investment Bourbon Co. at The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth

Saturday April 20th from 12pm to 2pm
At the (In)famous Bar
Inside the Clayton Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Boulevard
Investment Bourbon Port Cask Finished...$84.99
297 bottles made Port Cask Finish
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Casks is a single barrel cask strength, with an ABV of 52.5% (105 proof). The inaugural release was created with a hand selected, sweet mash, pot-stilled bourbon made with a four-grain mash and aged for five years in a traditional barrel rickhouse in Kentucky, before being moved to a ruby port wine barrel, where it was aged for an additional 12 weeks. The nose is sweet vanilla, raisin and toffee with stone fruit, tobacco, leather, and grains on the front of the palate. Herbal and citrus form in the center of the palate, and the finish has notes of honey, lemon, and port wine. 
 Investment Bourbon Madeira Cask Finished...$84.99
273 bottles made
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Madeira Casks is a single barrel cask strength, with an ABV of 54.7% (109.4 proof). The second release was created with a hand selected, sweet mash, pot-stilled bourbon made with a four-grain mash and aged for five years in a traditional barrel rickhouse in Kentucky, before being moved to a madeira wine barrel, where it was aged for an additional 16 weeks.
The nose is spiced pear and apple with crisp Granny Smith apples on the front of the palate. Bubble gum and rum form in the center of the palate, and the finish has notes of peppery spice and madeira wine.

Available to purchase online too

Open House Tasting Featuring RY3 Whiskey at The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth


Open House Tasting Featuring RY3 Whiskey
Friday, April 19th from 4 to 6pm
At the (In)famous Bar
Inside the Clayton Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Boulevard
Very limited releases from RY3

RY3 Naranja Wine Cask Finish...$74.99 / 750ml
124.4 Proof
Notes of orange zest, candied orange, honey blossom and vanilla run through RY3 Naranja Wine Cask Finish — a special, seasonal release for 2024
RY3 Cigar Series Cask Strength...$99.99 / 750ml
124.2 Proof
Crafted for whiskey lovers and cigar aficionados, RY3 Whiskey Cigar Series is a timeless blend. A stunning fusion of Rum Cask, Madeira Cask, and Narajna Cask finished whiskeys, finished further with French Oak staves. Pair your favorite cigar with RY3 Whiskey Cigar Series and make every moment one to celebrate.
RY3 16 Year Light Whiskey...$99.99 / 750ml
144.4 Proof - hazmat proof!
Ry3 16 Yr Light Whiskey is a limited edition release with mashbill of 99% corn and 1% malted barley. If you are a whiskey collector or high proof whiskey consumer, you don't want to miss out on this rare and extra-aged whiskey.
Palate Cinnamon, vanilla, and oak forward from the extra 16 Yr aged whiskey.

Meet Shalie Dahl Moore of Wheelhouse Fish Co.

We are very exciting to have Shalie Dahl Moore of Wheelhouse Fish Co. 
  • Olive Ovation in Ladue this Saturday April 20th from 3pm-5pm
  • The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth Saturday April 20th from 3pm-5pm

Meet Shalie Dahl Moore of Wheelhouse Fish Co. Saturday, April 20th from 3-5pm!
Olive Ovation - 8829 Ladue Rd, St. Louis, MO 63124
Raised amidst the unspoiled beauty and rugged life of Alaska's coastal waters, Shalie Dahl Moore, Fisherman and Founder of Wheelhouse Fish Co. brings a rich heritage of commercial fishing to her work. Her early years on the family boats, F/V Whidby and F/V Rebel Isle, harvesting wild salmon, halibut, and shrimp, have shaped her passion for the sea and its bounty.

Wheelhouse Fish Co., rooted in Shalie's childhood experiences and the unique Alaskan fishing culture, now serves the community of St. Louis. Shalie's tireless dedication helps bring the unparalleled freshness and quality of Alaskan seafood to the local tables. This Saturday’s event is more than a meet-and-greet. It's a chance to connect with Shalie, listen to her captivating stories, and taste the sea in her offerings. Adding to the allure, an exclusive Italian White Wine tasting will guide you towards sublime pairings for your seafood dishes.
Available to Purchase (subject to change)
(Note: Fish filets, portions and shrimp are flash frozen and vacuum sealed.)
  • Sockeye Salmon Filets (appx. 1.5-2.5lbs)....$27.99 per pound
  • Halibut Portions (appx. .5-1.25 lbs.)...$26.99 per pound
  • Rockfish Portions (appx. .75-1.25lbs)...$16.99 per pound
  • Jumbo Spot Prawns....$29.99 per pound OR $44.99 for a 1.5 pound tray
  • Mixed Spot Prawns (sized M, L, XL and Jumbo)...$26.99 per pound OR $40.00 for a 1.5 lb tray
  • Sidestripe Shrimp (size Medium, U30-40/lb)...$19.99 per pound. These are Individually Quick Frozen at sea so you can take out as many, or as few, shrimp as you wish and defrost rather than having to defrost the entire tray like the Spot Prawns.
  • Hot Smoked Salmon Strips...$14.99 for an 8 oz. package
  • Smoked Coho Salmon...$16.99 for a 6 oz. can
  • Smoked King Salmon...$18.99 for a 6 oz. can
Advance Reservations
If you can't make it on Saturday to purchase from Shalie, we are taking limited reservations in advance, similar to our Union Loafers bread reservations system. Please call the store at 314-727-6464 to reserve your items!

If you email us, we will send an email confirmation with your reservation. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION, WE DO NOT HAVE YOUR RESERVATION.
Sockeye Salmon Fillets and Halibut Portions.
Rockfish and a Jumbo Spot Prawn Tray.
Mixed Spot Prawns and Hot Smoked Salmon Strips.
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes Wheelhouse Fish Co. unique?
Shalie was raised working on her family's commercial fishing boats, the F/V Whidby and the F/V Rebel Isle, harvesting wild salmon, halibut, and shrimp on the coastal waters of Southeast Alaska.

Wheelhouse Fish Co. is inspired by her upbringing and the unique lifestyle of Alaskan fishermen and families.

Why is this fish better than what I can find at my typical fish market?
Wild seafood is harvested in a manner that promotes the long-term health and stability of ocean ecosystems. Responsible fishing practices focus on maintaining fish populations, minimizing bycatch, and preserving marine habitats, helping to safeguard the delicate balance of marine life.

Many coastal communities throughout Alaska have relied on wild seafood as a significant part of their cultural and traditional heritage for generations. By choosing wild seafood, you support these communities and their way of life.

Isn't fresh fish better than frozen?
At the end of the day, “fresh” fish at the grocery store may not always be as fresh as you think. The reality is, unless you live on the coast or near a fishing port, you’re likely not eating truly fresh fish (meaning fish that has never been frozen).  Wheelhouse Fish Co. products are flash frozen, which preserves its flavor and texture. All of this is locked in until the moment you’re ready to thaw and prepare it!

How should I defrost my catch?
Thaw frozen seafood in the fridge overnight or in a plastic bag under cool running water – never in warm water or at room temperature. 

Clase Azul Tequila Reposado

Get ready for Cinco de Mayo 
grab some Clase Azul

Clase Azul Plata Tequila....$149.99
"Tequila Clase Azul Plata unites seven basic elements that make it an exclusive element. Organic agaves that have matured for at least nine years, slow cooking of the agave hearts in traditional ovens, fermentation using the company's secret combination of yeasts, careful distillation to ensure the highest quality possible, water refined in a five step process and triple tequila filtration to ensure superior quality. Clase Azul is bottled in unique decanters that are hand-made by artisans in local communities.

Clase Azul Tequila Reposado ...$179.99
Tequila Clase Azul Reposado unites seven basic elements that make it an exclusive product. Organic agaves that have matured for at least nine years, slow cooking of the agave hearts in traditional ovens, fermentation using the company's secret combination of yeasts, careful distillation to ensure the highest quality possible, triple tequila filtration and aging in top-quality fine oak barrels. Clase Azul is bottled in unique decanters that are hand painted and individually numbered by artisans in local communities.

A rare one from them
Clase Azul Mezcal Durango....$399.99

A Distinctive Nature: Shaped by the climatic extremes of Northern Mexico’s little-explored highlands, this icon possesses a singular richness mirrored by its striking decanter. This mezcal is artisanally made with cenizo agave endemic to the semi-arid highlands in the state of Durango in Northern Mexico. Mezcal Clase Azul made from wild Cenizo Agave, grows wild in the State of Durango where the extreme climate, the rich minerals of its soil, and the source of natural springs in the area, give particular force and complexity to its notes, making it an entirely different mezcal than what is produced in the rest of Mexico. They do not buy their juice, the own and produce it. In addition, its unique and colorful top is hand-crafted by artisans belonging to the Wixarika or Huichol culture. Each piece that a Huichol artisan creates, using beeswax, resin, a needle, and individually placed beads, in a special way represents their roots and their traditions that race back to ancient times. In this instance, combining images that together reference the origins of mezcal.
Food Pairing
— Cheese: parmesan or Pecorino Romano
— Fruit: orange or avocado
— Chocolate: white

Catoctin Creek

Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Whisky Cask Proof...$63.99
(on sale, regular $69.99)
Compare to $73.99 at Total Wine and More
Single Barrel
58% ABV
The best we make! Our most awarded whisky. This whisky has never received anything less than a gold medal!
The cask proof version of our ever-popular Roundstone Rye is a very special expression. Released at approximately 58% ABV (it varies depending on the individual barrels), this is seriously strong whisky! Delicious, dark, complex and ridiculously smooth for the proof, Roundstone Rye Cask Proof is released only about twice per year.
Look for bold sugar-cookie aromas and confectionary richness on the palate: vanilla, cocoa, hazelnut, maple sugar and mocha. The moderately long finish is marked by lemon peel and nutmeg.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Whisky 92 Proof...$39.99
Compare to $45.99 at Total Wine and More
Single Barrel
Our "Distiller's Edition" of our very popular Roundstone Rye. Only one in every ten barrels gets selected to be in the Roundstone Rye "92 Proof" whisky.  This whisky is the culmination of several years of planning. "For a few years now, we've been putting whisky away for storage," remarked Becky Harris, Chief Distiller and President of Catoctin Creek Distilling Company. "We pulled some of the more interesting barrels from the back of the barn and decided to release these at a higher proof: a whisky specially curated for flavor, while still being remarkably smooth, as is our existing 80 proof Roundstone."
The aroma is oaky and warm, while the drying palate is tinged with cocoa and lemon peel. It's soft and easy-sipping, with just enough peppery spice to keep it interesting. Sip or mix this 100% rye singlebarrel whiskey
Rated 90/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Ninth Wave Irish Gin

Ninth Wave Irish Gin...$29.99
A proportion of the botanical blend is macerated overnight within each batch's base spirit. On the following day secondary distillation begins with gradual heating of the liquid within the Gin Pot Still to the required temperature. Each batch is distilled slowly over an 8-hour period with the additional inclusion of some of the botanicals into the infusion vapour basket. The final gin is distilled to a strength of between 74 - 75% abv and finally reduced to 43% abv prior to bottling.
Style: London Dry Gin
Tasting Notes: Pithy citrus, spice nose with nettles, pine needles, and fresh mint. On the palate honey and key lime pie, are smooth and extremely well-balanced.
Gold Medal in the World Spirits Awards

Sunday, April 14, 2024

"ABC" Anything But Chardonnay WHITE Wine Wine Sampler

Great White Wine Sampler for the warmer weather
Anything but Chardonnay WHITE Wines!

"ABC" Anything But Chardonnay WHITE Wine Wine Sampler
6 different grapes in this Sampler Pack
1 bottle each of the wines below = $103.94

Special Sampler price = $90 / for the 6 bottles!

  1. 2022 Ruttenstock Gruner Veltliner.....$16.99 / liter -- Gruner Veltiner
  2. 2022 Ponce Mancheula Blanco...$25.99 -- Albilla
  3. 2022 Painted Wolf The Den Chenin Blanc....$14.99 -- Chenin Blanc
  4. 2022 Richemar Viognier...$13.99 -- Viognier
  5. 2021 Pieropan Soave Classico....$19.99 -- Garganega
  6. 2022 Moulin de Gassac Picpoul de Pinet...$11.99 - Picpoul de Pinet

2022 Ruttenstock Gruner Veltliner.....$16.99 / liter

Grape: Gruner Veltliner
one taste and you will want a case for the Spring!
Very fruity and light Gruner Veltliner with fresh aromas of citrus and green apples. Crisp on the palate with lively acidity structure. Cold appetizers, soup, shellfish, poultry, vegetables, salad. Also pairs with with spicy Asian and Thai food.

2022 Ponce Mancheula Blanco...$25.99
Grape: Abilla Grape
The old Reto white has been renamed with the name of the family, as it was the first year they used the new family vineyards that represent close to 40% of the blend of the 2022 Ponce Blanco. It fermented in 600-liter barrels and 1,000-liter foudres, where it matured with lees for seven months. The Albilla grape from Manchuela, which is different from the Albillo from Gredos, Ribera del Duero or the Canary Islands, keeps low alcohol (12% this year) and high acidity and freshness (pH 3.1 and 6.2 grams of acidity), which give it a sharp, fresh and austere profile. The name can be a bit misleading, as it's not the top for whites as it is for the red. There's always a citrus touch with hints of grapefruit. It has a tasty palate with a combination of acid and bitter flavors that give it an austere profile. It's a serious white beyond the price point.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

2022 Painted Wolf The Den Chenin Blanc....$14.99
Grape: Chenin Blanc
Enjoy with grilled fish tacos, ceviche, fresh salads, goat cheese, fried calamari, Thai chicken curries or chicken satay with peanut sauce, a bucket of popcorn and a movie! Extremely versatile.
A perfumed example with green apple, honeysuckle and rock candy. Restrained on the mid palate, textured with a nice lingering aftertaste. No excess it’s got a smoothly sophisticated finish. Feels effortless. Delicious.
Rated 93/100 Decanter Magazine

2022 Richemar Viognier...$13.99
Grape: Viogner
Rare bargain French Viognier
It is hard to find a great inexpensive Viognier, so we are very excited to find this one, gorgeous nose of peaches and apricots. I has flavors of tangerine, almonds and a hint of ginger with depth and weight. Perfect for an aperitif wine and and also with seafood or spicy foods. . Early morning picking and cold temperature fermentation to preserve freshness. The lees are stirred post-fermentation to add volume to the wine and balance the fruit.

2021 Pieropan Soave Classico....$19.99
Grapes: 85% Garganega and 15% Trebbiano di Soave
In a screw-cap bottle, the organic Pieropan 2021 Soave Classico (a blend of unoaked 85% Garganega and 15% Trebbiano di Soave) is fresh and bright throughout. This pretty wine shows lots of zest and energy, and these qualities live up to the best of Soave Classico grown in this fascinating territory of mostly volcanic origin. In a vintage like 2021, you get amazing focus and precision in these extremely food-friendly wines. Production is an ample 500,000 bottles.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 92/100 James Suckling
Rated 90/100 The Wine Spectator

2022 Moulin de Gassac Picpoul de Pinet...$11.99
Grape: Picpoul
This mineral laced 100% Picpoul hails close to the oyster beds one finds by the Mediterranean Sea in southern France, as it’s also known as the “Muscadet of southern France.” This wine is aged purely in steel to retain freshness; just 1000 cases are made annually.

2022 Damien Martin Bourgogne Blanc

2022 Damien Martin Bourgogne Blanc...$19.99
Bright citrus, orange blossom, honeyed flowers, and a kiss of minerality all emerge from the 2022 Bourgogne Blanc, a clean, medium-bodied, vibrant, refreshingly crisp white revealing outstanding length as well as a touch of salinity on the finish. Drink bottles over the coming 3-5 years, if not longer.
Rated 90/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19 Year Old Single Malt Scotch

Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19 Year Old Single Malt Scotch...$329.99
Batch 5
46.2% ABV
Matured in a slightly higher proportion of Oloroso Sherry casks, this sublime 19 year old whisky is the epitome of an aged Ardbeg. Part of a highly sought-after and collectable Ardbeg series, this sublime Traigh Bhan, like the bottles before it, inspired by Islay’s Traigh Bhan beach (pronounced tri-van).
Ardbeg Traigh Bhan masterfully performs the impossible – balancing the lull and crescendo of its intense flavours. Bottled under a full moon, the tides have turned for this rare spirit as more mentholic, herbal notes rush the senses, with intense smoke left behind in its peaty wake.
Batch code: TB/05-12.02.2004/23.GM

2XO The Kiawah Blend Bourbon

2XO The Kiawah Blend Kentucky Bourbon....$89.99
The Kiawah Blend is the fourth release in the ICON SERIES, a series of limited time, small batch blends. Each blend is different and bears its own name and symbol, inspired by something in Dixon’s life. The Kiawah Blend is a nod to Dixon’s happy place where he goes with family and friends to relax, unwind, and recharge. The Kiawah Blend’s mouthfeel is viscous and rich, moving from initial sweetness on the front of the palate, to more savory notes on the mid-palate, and finishing with a lingering peppery spice.