Saturday, January 20, 2024

Limited Alvina Pernot Burgundy

Alvina Pernot is gaining traction as one of Burgundy's
most sought-after micro-negociants. These wines are amazing, and very rare!
We have less than 6 bottles of each available.  In stock at our Kirkwood location and online for transfers

Granddaughter of Paul Pernot, Alvina Pernot is a young vigneron born and raised in Puligny-Montrachet. In 2018, Alvina and her husband Phillipe Abadie created their own label. She sources fruit from 
some incredible vineyards, and is a name to watch – known for her taut and mineral styles of white Burgundy. Production size of these wines is tiny, and the amount that makes it to Missouri is miniscule. If you are a Burgundy lover and want to try a new and exciting producer, pick up a bottle today! In stock at Kirkwood, available for transfer. 

Alvina Pernot - Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Clos de la Garenne" 2022...$209.99
Combines traditional Burgundian techniques with a modern approach, emphasizing the expression of terroir. Grapes are hand-picked and sorted, gently pressed, and fermented in French oak barrels. The wines undergo a light filtration before bottling, with minimal use of new oak to preserve the wine's character.Alvina uses a balanced approach to pest control, with no chemical herbicides and a focus on soil health.
The "Clos de la Garenne" is showcases the classic Puligny-Montrachet profile with nuanced fruit, minerality, and a well-integrated oak influence. The wines are a touch less forthcoming than her family’s domaine style.

Alvina Pernot - Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos des Folatieres 2022...$234.99
The 2022 Puligny-Montrachet Clos des Folatières 1er Cru, which comes from Alvina's family, possesses one of the most satisfying and complex bouquets amongst their six Puligny wines: green apple, Golden Delicious, Mirabelle, crushed stone, and just a touch of persimmon. The palate is very well-balanced with beautifully integrated oak. Vibrant and slightly flinty on the finish, this feels long in the mouth. Classy.
Rated 93/100 Vinous Media

Alvina Pernot - Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumaux 2022...$199.99
This is one of the highest-altitude sites in Alvina Pernot’s range, just below the Hameau de Blagny, overlooking Puligny and Meursault. With a sunnier exposition, it feels riper than Clos de la Jacquelotte, yet offers more floral rather than citrus tones. The palate is similarly rich, building towards an explosive finish – sumptuous with such concentration. Four barrels were made and no new oak was used on the wine. The 2022 labels are one-offs, including a dedication to their son Pâris, who was born on 1st January 2022.

Alvina Pernot - Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles 2022...$234.99
The 2022 Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles 1er Cru is more backwards on the nose than the Les Caillerets, crushed limestone mingling with Alpine stream and cooking apples. The palate is well-balanced with plenty of concentration. Light tropical brushstrokes of apricot and passion fruit lead to a spicy and prolonged finish. It's one of those wines whose charms creep up on you the more you drink it.
Rated 94/100 Vinous Media

Alvina Pernot - Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Creots 2022...$94.99
The 2022 Saint-Aubin En Creots 1er Cru is more precise than the Les Combes with hints of lemon curd, peach skin and Mirabelle, an underlying minerality coming through with time. The palate is well-balanced but not the most intense and concentrated. It’s more an elegant, even "airy" Saint-Aubin that should be perfect for drinking over the next 6-8 years.
Rated 94/100 Vinous Media

Josh Wine Tasting with Aaron

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd
Today from 11am-3pm - January 20th

Josh Wine Tasting with Aaron
For some reason Aaron really wanted to sample Josh Wines this weekend. Josh is the #1 selling wine Brand from Missouri’s largest distributor but often doesn’t get the respect it deserves often treated more like #17. To put that in Football terms it would be like the Quarterback who leads the entire NFL in Touchdowns not being named to the Pro-Bowl or an All-Pro. As you can see Josh deserves more recognition so today for no particular reason, we are sampling Josh Chardonnay, Josh Pinot Noir and Josh Cabernet Sauvignon. #BillsMafia

Friday, January 19, 2024

Augusta Buckner's 10 Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon

Very limited!
Augusta Buckner's 10 Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon...$149.99
Our Buckner’s limited edition 10-year, single-barrel bourbon completes the brand’s ultra-premium lineup. As the youngest expression in this esteemed family, it provides a level of maturity not commonly found in younger distillations. Its full-cask strength commands attention while still offering an approachable entry for bourbon drinkers looking to explore top-tier options.

Bell's Brewing Hazy Hearted IPA

NEW from Bell's!
Bell's Brewing Hazy Hearted IPA...$11.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Hazys come an hazys go, but none have this much heart. With tropical and fruity aromas, this hazy IPA finishes smooth. Hazy Hearted IPA. Finally.
Beer Style: Hazy IPA
Alcohol By Volume: 7.5%
Ingredients: Water, Malt, Hops, Wheat, Oats

Cappellano Barolo Chinato

Barolo Chinato
(Vermouth category)

Chinato takes its name from China also known as cinchona, the native South American tree from which quinine is extracted from the bark. The drink's bitterness is derived from the cinchona bark. The bark of this tree is one of the principal flavourings of Barolo Chinato, along with gentian root, camomile, cardamom and clove.  Even the best vermouths are usually made with a basic, cheap white wine. Barolo Chinato does not use cheap wine, its base is certified DOCG Barolo wine. Barolo Chinato is a flavored wine, not fortified: this means that most alcohol content and sweetness are due to herbal and spice infusions in alcohol and together with the sugar added to the Barolo.  Dr. Giuseppe Cappellano, a pharmacist by trade, developed the first Chinato, taking vintage Barolo and adding herbs and spices steeped in alcohol back in the late 1800s—literally as a digestive aid and stomach-settling concoction. Each Barolo house has its own secret recipe of herbs and spices.  Serve chilled after dinner in a wine glass (great with chocolate desserts). Some also serve warmed with orange zest. Keep opened bottles in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Cappellano Barolo Chinato....$109.99 / 750ml
Cappellano Barolo Chinato....$259.99 / 1.5 liter
(rare magnum)

One cannot say much, certainly not enough, about the Chinato from Cappellano since the production and recipe are closely held secrets within the family. Suffice it to say that the family has produced an iconic version of this wine infused with spices, herbs and other earthly elements that make for a ravishing sensory experience.

Here are a duo of ways to enjoy the Cappellano Chinato …
As an aperitif: 4 parts gin, 4 parts Campari, 2 parts Chinato, a touch of ice plus a slice of orange.
As a “thirst quencher”: cold sparkling water plus 10% of the volume in Chinato with the juice of a freshly squeezed lime accompanied by a slice of lime.
And, Augusto Cappellano reminds us: don’t forget the pleasure of drinking the Chinato accompanied by the best chocolate one can find!

Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

Amarone is a a perfect cold weather red!
2018 Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico...$75.99
Compare to $76.99 at Total Wine and More
Savory berries and dried blackberries on the nose, together with oranges, dark chocolate and dry earth. Full-bodied and fine-grained palate, with a tight structure and fantastic balance, which indicates good aging potential. Long and savory, yet reserved. A textbook Amarone with freshness, savoriness and concentration. Drinkable now, but better to give it some time. Try in 2024 or later.
Rated 94/100 James Suckling

2021 Pieropan Soave Classico

2021 Pieropan Soave Classico....$19.99
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

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Boulevard Beer Tasting!

Get ready for the Chief's game!!
Kansas City, Missouri

Boulevard Beer Tasting!
We will be featuring some Boulevard beers to taste
Friday, January 19th from 4pm-6pm
Forsyth Location!

  • Boulevard White Chocolate Ale Limited Release
  • Boulevard Tank 7
  • Boulevard Rye on Rye on Rye
  • Boulevard Spiced Imperial Stout
  • Boulevard Vietnamese Coffee-Inspired Imperial Porter

Boulevard White Chocolate Ale Limited Release...$15.99 / 4pk 12oz bottles
Boulevard White Chocolate Ale Limited Release...$4.49 / 12oz bottle
There has been a long-standing tradition at Boulevard of releasing a well-crafted, mostly romantic, beer ahead of Valentine's Day to be shared and enjoyed with loved ones. This year we are proud to present White Chocolate Ale made with coffee from our friends at Hammerhand Coffee located right here in Missouri. Taking a cue from previous releases we've lightened the body, and kissed the beer with white chocolate, coffee, and vanilla flavor, creating a smooth partner for cozy nights in, or to be paired with the most decadent desserts.
8% ABV

Taste our Rabbit Hole Barrel

Stop by Forsyth today - January 18th!
Taste our Rabbit Hole Barrel 
Ask for Scott or Chastin

Rabbit Hole / TWCP Single Barrel Heigold Cask Strength Bourbon...$119.99
$113.99 per bottle if you buy 3 bottles or more at the same time
If you would like to collect the labels - we are offering $113.99 per bottle if you buy 3 bottles or more at the same time on our website - the discount will automatically apply in your cart when you check out.   You must buy them at the same time.  Sorry, we cannot go back and credit. 

6 options to choose from - same bourbon, different labels
Rabbit Hole / TWCP Single Barrel Strength Bourbon - Alice
Rabbit Hole / TWCP Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon - The Cheshire Cat
Rabbit Hole / TWCP Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon - The March Hare
Rabbit Hole / TWCP Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon - The Hatter
Rabbit Hole / TWCP Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon - Tweedledum & Tweedledee
Rabbit Hole / TWCP Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon - The Queen

  • 111.4 Proof
  • Aged 4 Years 5 months
  • Mash Bill: 70% Corn, 25% Malted Rye, 5% Malted Barley
  • TWCP Single Barrel
  • Barrel: Aged in #3, wood-fired, toasted & charred new American Oak barrels
  • Entry Proof: 110
  • 204 bottles produced
  • only 34 bottles of each!

For this release of Heigold Single Barrel, there will be a very limited number of barrels of this exceptional High Rye Double Malt Kentucky Straight Bourbon. To accompany this unique offering, our Founder has commissioned a series of six pieces of original art to complete this beautiful package. Each limited numbered edition has an illustration that offers a new interpretation of the timeless characters from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The result is a true work of art inside and out that could only be bottled at cask strength. 

Two Villains Brewing Villains Never Die

Two Villains Brewing Villains Never Die...$18.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Two Villains Brewing Villains Never Die...$5.49 / 16oz can
Two Villains Brewing
“Villains Never Die (Cara Cara Orange/Peach edition)”
Fruited Sour - 5.5% abv
Our comeback series has returned! Brewed with an Oat heavy base (NO LACTOSE), this villainous sour was treated post fermentation with a bunch of Cara Cara Orange and Peach puree before being conditioned over marshmallow to balance out the acidity. Light, refreshing and drinkable af.

George Dickel 17 Year Reserve Cask Strength

George Dickel 17 Year Reserve Cask Strength...$239.99
92 proof
Initially released as a limited time offering, George Dickel is excited to announce the return of George Dickel 17 Year Old Reserve, an incredibly rare, aged Tennessee whisky. Inspired by the previous release and its dedicated fans, General Manager and Distiller Nicole Austin intentionally searched for barrels that captured what made the original liquid special.
With a woody, robust profile, the newest release pays homage to the old liquid while featuring subtle contrasts that differentiate the two. This perfectly aged, cask-strength release boasts complex aromas of crème brûlée, apricots with hints of plum and juniper on the palate and a rich cedar finish.

Evening with Codigo 1530 Tequila and The St. Louis Tequila Society February 8th


Join the St. Louis Tequila Society and Codigo 1530 Tequila on February 8th 2024 7-9pm to enjoy an evening of cocktails, food, Tequila and education!
This tasting will be held at the SLBS Members Tasting Room at 917 S. Main St. in St. Charles, MO 63301. 
Please use the door on the right side of the building to enter then head up the stairs to the tasting room.
Evening Itinerary:
7:00-7:30pm Welcome Cocktails and Nacho Bar
7:30-8:30pm Codigo 1530 Tasting Presentation - 5 Samples
8:30-9:00pm Closing Reception

El Tequila Privado
It’s a question often asked in the outside world: What kind of tequila do those who ‘know’ drink in Mexico?
For generations, the answer has only been known to a select group of Mexico’s most respected families and Los Bajos’ finest jimadors – they are the fortunate few who have had the privilege of tasting El Tequila Privado, a private recipe from a little distillery in Amatitán. With no commercial pressure to ever bring this private tequila to market, a small group of Mexican families had heartily supported it. For several generations, a local Amatitán artisan and distilling family has passionately produced this spirit, never veering from the centuries old codes and customs – “Los Códigos” – that have made it the most selective tequila in the world.

Código 1530 proudly bears the Jerusalem Cross as the symbol of its heritage story. This iconic cross sits atop the Jalisco Coat of Arms and dates back to 1530 when after colonial struggle, Amatitán was officially recognized as a city of New Galicia and Jalisco was given a coat of arms by the Spanish monarchy, which was anchored by the Jerusalem Cross. Código 1530’s name honors “Los Códigos,” the old world codes and customs that shaped and still live on in Amatitán and the Los Bajos region to this day. These values are at the core of the proud families who served this tequila in their homes, and the artisan distilling family who has been the custodian of this private tequila for generations.
Welcome Cocktails - Codigo Hombre Old Fashioned and Codigo Jalapeno Spicy Margarita

Nacho Bar - Provided by Loaded Nachos in St. Charles

Please Drink Responsibly.
21+ Event

2019 Chateau Larcis Ducasse Saint Emilion Grand Cru

2019 Chateau Larcis Ducasse Saint Emilion Grand Cru...$79.98
We are the lowest price in the country on Wine-Searcher
Baked-plum aromas., together with candied spices, earth, tobacco and light coffee, following through to a full body with firm yet polished tannins and a fresh, vivid finish. It really builds and shows loads of structure and intensity. Give it time to soften slightly, but the flavors and texture are already balanced and sophisticated. Classic style to this. The palate really builds. Try after 2026.
Rated 98/100 James Suckling
Rated 96/100 Vinous Media

Smoke Wagon Private Barrel Bourbon

Scored 12 more bottles at Forsyth now, online for transfers
Smoke Wagon Private Barrel Bourbon...$79.99
  • Single Barrel
  • Barrel #39-24
  • Warehouse: WF6
  • 100.9 Proof
  • Aged 6 Years 10 months

Some barrels have such a unique taste they deserve to be presented on their own. These outstanding barrels are set aside for our private barrel program. When we say private barrel we mean it. It's not a blend. We bottle the bourbon from one barrel and move to the next. Once the bottles that come from these barrels are gone, the distinct flavor profile will never be repeated. Every bottle is marked with the barrel’s warehouse number and floor location, how long it has been aged for, and names the retailer or bourbon club that selected the barrel for its flavor profile.  Each barrel is unique, first passing our scrutiny, then the scrutiny of the retailers who handpick them for their exceptional characteristics. Only those that stand out get Smoke Wagon’s Private Barrel red stamp.
Since barrels make it to the Private Barrel program, these bottles are rare and limited. If you come by one, be it in a bar, restaurant, or liquor store, we highly recommend you get one!
2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Double Gold Medal Winner

Boulevard Tank 7 American Saison

New package - 6pk 12oz cans

Boulevard Tank 7 American Saison...$14.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Step right up and gaze into the 8.5% wonder of the world, Tank 7 American Saison. Marvel at our distinctly American twist on a classic Belgian-style: unveiling a surge of fruity aromatics and subtle spice, mysteriously mingling with big grapefruit hoppy notes, and cloaked in elegant effervescence. Tank 7 is a perfect paradox - simultaneously world-class-worthy and crafted for everyday - and curiously capable of transporting its drinker with just one sip. Whether it’s VIP or BYOB, five stars or dive bars…Tank 7 takes you there.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

High West Cask Collection Bourbon Chardonnay Barrel Finished

Limited Release

High West Cask Collection Bourbon Chardonnay Barrel Finished..$59.99
2023 Missouri Edition Cask Collection
100 Proof
A blend of straight bourbon whiskeys aged 4–9 years, finished in Chardonnay barrels for 10 months—blended and specially selected from the Mountains of Utah

Come try Stowloch Ozark Highlands Whiskey and InverXion Vodka

This Friday, January 19th from 4-6pm at Spirit Wine & Craft
Come try Stowloch Ozark Highlands Whiskey and InverXion Vodka
Both are made in Missouri!

Stowloch Ozark Highlands Whiskey...$47.99 
55% corn, 40% wheat and 5% malted barley. 50% ABV. Aged 4+ years.
Inspired by the art of traditional distilling and the beauty of America's Ozark Highlands, Stowloch™ Whiskey is distilled using natural, limestone-filtered Ozark Highlands water, long fermentation, and aged a minimum of 4 years in Missouri Oak barrels. Stowloch is made using an imported recipe brought to the Americas by our distiller's family in 1761. We use only heirloom, non-GMO grain and long fermentation to give this Ozark Highlands whiskey a pre-prohibition style that is sure to satisfy any palate. Our mash build is corn, wheat and malted barley, and since we use no rye in our mash you will find a hint of sweet in every sip.
This sustainable, all-natural whiskey captures the essence of the 200-year history of Ozark Highlands distilling and is sure to become one of your favorite drams.
The name Stowloch is the combination of the Anglo-Saxon word for holy place – “Stow” – and the Irish Gaelic word for lake – “Loch.” We take the liberty of translating it “Holy Water.”

InverXion Vodka...$19.99
Our Inspiration
We are inspired by the adventurers and innovators in the world. Our name is a tribute to our distilling process, and to those who redefine what is possible and push the edge in everything they do. Because we believe adventure favors the bold™.
Our Delicious Vodka
Ultimately, taste is what makes a premium spirit. Our InverXion™ Vodka is distilled 8 times, and finished using vacuum inverted distillation. The results are why people keep our vodka inverted and filling glasses.

Heavy Riff Dear Agony Stouts

If you missed the first load,  we got in 12 more bottles

Heavy Riff Dear Agony Stouts....$22.99 / 16.9oz bottle
Very allocated.....only 12 bottles of each
2023 Edition!

  • Heaven Hill
  • Buffalo Trace
  • Knob Creek
  • George Dickel

Wellspent Blackberry Fields Sometimes

Wellspent Blackberry Fields Sometimes...$14.99 / 375ml
5.3 % abv
This blend of Wild Beer was fermented in Red Wine Barrels for 12-18 months, blended with grisette, re-fermented with blackberry puree, and bottle conditioned for 3 months. This super refreshing berry sweetness dances on the palate before leaving you with a nicely dry and funky finish!

This went fast the first time!  More in stock
Aged in WILLETT Bourbon Barrels
Wellspent Brewing Tall Tall Shadows Double Barrel Stout...$23.99 / 375ml
13.5% Double barrel aged Imperial Stout aged for 30 months in Willet Bourbon barrels. Well balanced between roasty and sweet with a big oak and spirit character.

Wellspent Brewing Rye Why? Ryewine....$21.99 / 500ml

Ryewine ale brewed with 4 different kinds of rye and then aged in Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey Rye barrels for 23 months

Wellspent Brewing "BAQ" BA Quad...$19.99 / 500ml
12.5% Belgian Quad aged in Weller Bourbon and Appleton Estate rum barrels for 22 months. Dry, boozy and a touch of stone fruit sweetness.

Wellspent Brewing Well Wishes Saison...$9.99 / 500ml
11.2% Strong Saison complex and celebratory. A blend of 80% strong, lightly spiced Saison with 20% barrel aged strong Saison from the previous year. Notes of baking spices, apples, pears, and mulled wine.

Wellspent Brewing Sweet Marie Imperial Stout....$17.99 / 500ml
Imperial Stout. 10% ABV.
Aged on marshmallows, cacao nibs, and vanilla beans, this acute assemblage of flavors is countered by its subtle bitter finish. Contains lactose

Wellspent Extra Pair of Gloves Barrel-Aged Cherry Sour Ale...$19.99 / 500ml
9.8% ABV
Barrel aged in wine barrels with cherries, vanilla and cinnamon
Our celebration of the changing seasons. Extra Pair of Gloves is a blend of ales aged for 18-24 months in wine barrels with our mixed culture. The blend was conditioned on whole cherries with a touch of vanilla and cinnamon for 3 months before packaging. The bottles conditioned for another 6 months before release. "Yeah - we're in the rockies..."

Narrow Gauge DDH Fallen Flag IPA

Super Fresh!! Canned January 15th!!
Narrow Gauge DDH Fallen Flag IPA...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

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

Also in stock and canned on January 15

Narrow Gauge Cloud City American IPA....$15.99
American IPA dry hopped with Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy and El Dorado hops (7% ABV)

Narrow Gauge DDH Sparkle Motion American Pale Ale...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
American Pale Ale Double dry-hopped with Galaxy and Citra hops (6.0% ABV).

Super Fresh OJ Run should be here today - watch our blog for update on the arrival

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Lagunitas Brewing Willettized Coffee Stout Aged in Rye Barrels

Lagunitas Brewing Willettized Coffee Stout Aged in Rye Barrels...$12.99 / 6pk 12oz btls
100% Barrel-Aged, 0% Stainless. Brewed using every Highly-roasted malt we could get our hands on and coffee from our buds at Chicago’s-own Metropolis coffee. Aged in Bourbon & Rye barrels from our friends at Willett Distillery.
A chocolatey, coffee-y, smoky, Bourbon-y beast of a barrel-aged thing. Word.
12.4% ABV
32 IBUs

Boulevard White Chocolate Ale Limited Release

Boulevard White Chocolate Ale Limited Release...$15.99 / 4pk 12oz bottles
Boulevard White Chocolate Ale Limited Release...$4.49 / 12oz bottle
There has been a long-standing tradition at Boulevard of releasing a well-crafted, mostly romantic, beer ahead of Valentine's Day to be shared and enjoyed with loved ones. This year we are proud to present White Chocolate Ale made with coffee from our friends at Hammerhand Coffee located right here in Missouri. Taking a cue from previous releases we've lightened the body, and kissed the beer with white chocolate, coffee, and vanilla flavor, creating a smooth partner for cozy nights in, or to be paired with the most decadent desserts.

8% ABV
14 IBU

Sierra Nevada Dank Little Thing

Sierra Nevada Dank Little Thing...$10.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
We rolled up a mix of sticky, floral, and tropical hops into this Dank Little Thing. Amarillo®, Chinook, and CTZ varieties help pack that resinous flavor and spark an aroma that fills a room. Stash it while you can before the next hazy IPA rotator hits.

ABV: 7.5%
IBU: 40