Saturday, February 10, 2024

Buzzard's Roost Rye Barrel Strength

Buzzard's Roost Rye Barrel Strength....$62.99
Batch 6
Proof 115.7

Our most prized barrels are offered to you uncut, unfiltered, straight out of the barrel. Only a select few barrels will meet the criteria to be offered at Barrel Strength. It's no wonder this four-year-old whiskey won a Gold Medal at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Smokehead Islay Single Malt Scotch Tequila Cask Terminado

Smokehead Islay Single Malt Scotch Tequila Cask Terminado...$89.99
Terminado brings together Smokehead Islay single malt with tequila. It’s the meeting of two restless spirits – and the awakening of a mesmerising whisky.  There, in this tequila cask finish, fiery peat awakes with wild agave. Smoke mixes with chewy meringue. And citrus spins with sweetness. You ain’t tasted nothing like this before.

Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout

Now in cans!
Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout...$13.99 / 4pk 14.9oz CAN
Almost opaque deep brown color, with an unusually silky texture and complex, medium-dry velvet palate with enticing fruitiness. Finish is, perhaps, bittersweet.

Friday, February 9, 2024

Deep Sleep Brewing Company

Deep Sleep RSIPA...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Deep Sleep RSIPA...$4.99 / 16oz can
10.1% ABV & 82 IBU’s
An Imperial IPA, robust with citrus/fruity aroma and flavor and mild/moderate bitterness. Not for the faint at heart!

Deep Sleep Train of Four Imperial Stout...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Deep Sleep Train of Four Imperial Stout...$4.99 / 16oz can
8.1% ABV & 37 IBU
An imperial stout made with six different specialty malts. It’s full bodied and malt forward with notes of chocolate, coffee, and roasted sweetness.

Deep Sleep Bis 40...$19.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Deep Sleep Bis 40...$5.79 / 16oz can
11.8% ABV & 37 IBU
An Imperial Stout aged 9-13 months in Samuel Berton bourbon barrels, with Guatemalan coffee beans from Reconstruction Coffee.

Deep Sleep Patrick's Feeling Hazy...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Deep Sleep Patrick's Feeling Hazy...$4.99 / 16oz can
7.0% ABV & 33 IBU’s
NEIPA made using flaked oats and wheat, malted oats, milk sugar and an abundant amount of Mosaic, Idaho 7, and El Dorado hops.

Insolito Tequilas Additive Free Tequilas

Certified Additive Free
Insolito Blanco...$37.99 / 750ml
Meant to be sipped and savored, INSÓLITO Blanco showcases the skill and expertise of the Herrera Brothers. The flavor of pure blue agave freshly distilled features herbal and buttery notes with a smooth, balanced finish.RESTING TIME6 weeks
TASTING Cooked agave, herbal flavors (basil, mint, anise), citrus and butter
BEST ENJOYED Neat and chilled or in a margarita
Certified Additive Free
Insolito Reposado...$46.99 / 750ml
Aged no more than 10 months in new American Oak Barrels, our Reposado preserves the sweeter notes of its Blanco cousin while the slight aging brings forth almond and vanilla notes. INSÓLITO Reposado adds the extraordinary to your tequila cocktails.AGING TIMEBetween 6-10 months in new American Oak Barrels
TASTING NOTES Hints of almond, vanilla, and some spice
BEST ENJOYED Neat, on the rocks, or in a Paloma
Certified Additive Free
Insolito Anejo...$56.99 / 750ml 
Aged between 18 and 24 months in new American Oak Barrels, INSÓLITO Añejo is a silky, well-structured tequila. Highly aromatic with notes of chocolate, nuts and dried fruits, this is a tequila meant to be sipped and savored.AGING TIMEBetween 18-24 months in new American Oak Barrels
TASTING NOTES Chocolate, nuts, dried fruits and wood
BEST ENJOYED Neat, or as the base of an extraordinary Old Fashioned

Additive Free tequila
We have one of the largest selections in the area
- click here to see some online

de Garde Brewing

de Garde Brewing The Chateau...$28.99 / 750ml
A Spontaneous Wild Ale Aged in Oak Barrels, Blended from Four Years
de Garde Brewing Bu Veaux...$19.99 / 750ml
A spontaneous wild ale age in oak barrels for two years
3.9% ABV

Boerenerf Lambic Ale

Boerenerf Framboos Lambic...$39.99 / 750ml
Lambic ale with raspberries
7% ABV

Boerenerf Zomerkriek Lambic...$39.99 / 750ml
Lambic ale with sour cherries and apples
7% ABV

Boerenerf Biet Lambic...$39.99 / 750ml
Lambic ale with beetroot
7% ABV

Sonoma Cutrer Simply Cutrer Canned Chardonnay

Sonoma Cutrer Simply Cutrer...$22.99 / 4pk 250ml cans
Sonoma Cutrer Simply Cutrer...$5.99 / 250ml can
Classically Elegant Chardonnay
Aromas of peach and nectarine and juicy melon mingle with hints of vanilla, toasted nuts, and light caramel. The creamy, rich palate bursts with ripe pear and peach leading to a long, lush finish.
13.9% ABV

Surly Brewing Sparkling Hop Water Non-Alcoholic

Surly Brewing Sparkling Hop Water Non-Alcoholic...$7.99 / 6pk 12oz can
Introducing Surly’s Sparkling Hop Water, our first foray into N/A beverages.
What is hop water? Basically, it’s a non-alcoholic, hop-flavored beverage. Like a near-beer, but without grains, sugar, or calories. To make one that actually tastes good, we leaned on one of America’s highest-rated IPAs: Axe Man and its Citra and Mosaic hop bill. No alcohol, just big hop flavor with a crisp, clean finish. Not bad for not beer.
Special Guests: Vitamin C, Citric Acid, Carbonated Water, Natural Flavors
Nutritional Info: Zero calories, zero alcohol, zero carbs.

Single Barrel Whiskey Tasting at Forsyth

Whiskey Dave is off today, 
Chastin is filling in behind the bar at Forsyth.

Single Barrel Whiskey Tasting

He loves talking Single barrels!
Come in and taste some of our current single barrel Bourbons today until 6pm tonight
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO

February 9th, 11am-6pm

Chinola Passion Fruit Liqueur

Mardi Gras is February 13th this year!

Friday we have our own in house mixologist Henry making up some drinks for you.

The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth
Friday, February 9th from 4-6pm
Mardi Gras Cocktail Open House sampling

Henry will be sampling out two classics for Mardi Gras

  • Hurricane (Chinola edition)
  • Sazerac Cocktail
Chinola Passion Fruit Liqueur...$26.99 / 750ml
Compare to $27.99 at Total Wine and More
Chinola Passion Fruit Liqueur is a handcrafted beverage made from distilled spirits and real passion fruit from our dedicated farms in the Dominican Republic. Through our unique blend and proprietary formulation, we have created a ‘natural’ liqueur with unparalleled taste and versatility. It can be consumed by itself or mixed with a base spirit, wine or sparkling wine to create a top-quality cocktail.

Chinola Hurricane recipe!

Official recipe from Sazerac's website
Sazerac Cocktail
  • 1 Cube Sugar (in stock)
  • 1 1/2 ounces of Rye Whiskey (plenty of great rye in stock, unfortunately we cannot get Sazerac Rye)
  • 1/4 ounce of Herbsaint  (in stock)
  • 3 dashes of Peychaud's Bitters  (in stock)
  • lemon peel 

Pack an Old-Fashioned glass with ice.
In a second Old-Fashioned glass place the sugar cube and add the Peychaud's Bitters to it, then crush the sugar cube.
Add the Whiskey to the second glass containing the Peychaud's Bitters and sugar.
Empty the ice from the first class and coat the glass with the Herbsaint, then discard the remaining Herbsaint.
Empty the whiskey/bitters/sugar mixture from the second glass into the first glass and garnish with lemon peel

(unfortunately we cannot get Sazerac Rye to offer to make this drink)

New Expressions from Don Julio

New from Don Julio - 
two limited releases!
Don Julio Alma Miel Tequila Joven...$94.99
Introducing Tequila Don Julio Alma Miel
Alma Miel is classified as a Joven tequila. The Spanish word “Joven” translates to “young”. Joven tequila is made from a blend of unaged and aged tequilas. Continuing Don Julio González’s legacy of living Por Amor to craft only the exceptional, Tequila Don Julio pays homage to the heart and soul of tequila with the introduction of Tequila Don Julio Alma Miel, a blend of Blanco tequila distilled with oven-roasted agave honey and Añejo tequila which has been aged for at least 14 months and finished in Crémant du Limoux barrels. The result is an extraordinary tequila with slightly sweet notes of agave honey, spiced orchard fruit, creamy caramel, and rich roasted agave creating a lusciously smooth sipping tequila. Best enjoyed in its purest form, neat or on the rocks.

Don Julio Ultima Reserva Tequila Extra Anejo....$359.99
In 2006, Don Julio, with his family, planted their final agave field. In honor of his devotion and craftsmanship, this agave harvest was carefully distilled, barreled, and set aside for a special use. To preserve this tequila and the exquisite agave piñas behind it, we have implemented a Solera aging system. The Solera aging method combines and matures tequilas of different characteristics finished in unique casks, allowing the final agave harvest to remain at the heart of this rare Extra Añejo Tequila. Our Ultima Reserva has been rested in oak, previously used to age bourbon, and finished in Madeira wine-seasoned casks. Salud, to creating only the exceptional.

Edelweiss Amber Bock Wheat Ale

We sold out yesterday, but  more in stock at Forsyth now
Edelweiss Amber Bock Wheat Ale...$11.99 / 6pk 12oz bottles
Intense aromas of banana and spice • Rich, bready malt body • Hints of caramel
5.8% ABV

Juggernaut scores big!!

Fantastic values from Juggernaut!
On sale at $16.99

2021 Juggernaut Sonoma Coast Chardonnay...$16.99
Well-balanced between fresh fruits and light oak spices, this medium-bodied wine is not nearly as aggressive as its label image of a shark suggests. Moderate acidity bolsters fresh golden apple and Bartlett pear flavors, with delicate buttery accents. It will be especially versatile with food.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Enthusiast

2021 Juggernaut Pinot Noir Russian River Pinot Noir...$16.99
Cherries basted in brown sugar and cassis soaked beets are just some of the elements to be found in this layered, distinguished red. A suede-soft mouthfeel intersects with spiced sandalwood on the long finish.
Rated 93/100 The Tasting Panel

2021 Juggernaut Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon...$16.99
Scents of spiced plum and bramble are exceptional. Dusty tannins settle on the broad, generous, and juicy palate while vanilla-kissed violets bloom, dotted with fennel and espresso.
\Rated 93/100 The Tasting Panel

2019 Argyle Vintage Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine

Great Sparkling for Valentine's Day!
2019 Argyle Vintage Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine...$25.99
Focused like a razor, with vibrant lemon and lime flavors laced with fresh ginger and hints of brioche on the long, steely finish. Drink now. 2,200 cases made.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Crown Royal Golden Apple 23 Year Old

Crown Royal Golden Apple 23 Year Old Whisky....$219.99
Compare to $249.99 at Total Wine and More

You’d never imagine that a high-end flavored whisky aged 23 years could be filled with such bold flavor... but Crown Royal Golden Apple has rewritten the rules. An exquisite blend of whiskies aged 23 years and the taste of golden delicious apples, paired with decadent notes of creamy vanilla, toasted oak and cinnamon – coming together in a display of bold richness that refuses to be ignored. Crown Royal Golden Apple is designed for refined, high-energy celebrations, best served neat or on ice.

Beurre de Baratte Fleur de Sel

Fresh batch in stock now at Forsyth only right now!
Le Meunier Beurre de Baratte Fleur de Sel "Salted"...$13.99 / 9oz

From the LA Times
"....But it was no mystery to anyone who has sampled the unbelievably tasty Beurre de Baratte — the French butter that is a featured ingredient on high-end menus at restaurants including Providence, Petit Trois and Republique. The guy in the white jacket at the center of the throng of chefs and food writers was Rodolphe Le Meunier, whose name is on every gold-foiled package. And in cheese circles, he’s a rock star. In a way, it’s funny that the thing he’s best known for in Southern California is his butter. At least until you taste it. Beurre de Baratte makes every other butter you taste seem insipid. It’s expensive, certainly (most restaurants serve it only with a surcharge). But as indulgences go, it's so good that it seems a relative bargain.

Le Meunier says the butter is made to his specifications in small lots by a producer in Normandy. The cream is inoculated with bacteria and fermented for a couple of hours — like yogurt. Then it's churned in an old-fashioned beater, orbaratte. Beurre de Baratte comes salted (aggressively, with fleur de sel) and sweet (unsalted). Both are a deep golden color and incredibly richly flavored, almost more like cheese than regular butter. The unsalted is best for cooking, but it needs to be used carefully because of its high moisture content (open a package and you'll probably see a little water weeping from the pat). Le Meunier says it’s great for baking cakes, not so much for crisp crusts. One of his favorite treats is to spread it on hot toast and sprinkle it with chocolate powder. If the thought of that doesn't get you salivating, you haven't tasted great butter. “And if you ever make beurre blanc with it and serve that on a nice piece of fish, oooooh,” he says, shaking his hand in the universal gesture for sublimity.

... the market, is well-stocked with the Beurre de Baratt for from the young cheese master Rodolphe Le Meunier, who is kind of the Jimmy Page of affineurs, a genuine Meilleur Ouvrier de France. (Beurre de Baratte is butter made the old-fashioned way; churned rather than extracted with a centrifuge.)

More to the point, perhaps, the pungent, deep-yellow Normandy butter has become a cult item in some of Los Angeles’ best restaurants. Early reviews of Walter Manzke’s restaurant République dwelled as much on the magnificence of the butter, for which he charged extra, as they did on his roast chicken or pork terrine. On recent visits to Petit Trois, it was unnecessary for the waiter to identify the soft butter that came with the baguette – the nutty, salty, umami-rich taste, like popcorn butter times 10, was unmistakable.
Info from articles in the LA Times - Rodolphe Le Meunier, a French butter rock star, visits L.A.
Object of Desire: Beurre de Baratte

Surly Brewing Velvet Jam Sour and Double Bladed Axe Man


Surly Brewing Velvet Jam Sour...$18.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Surly Brewing Velvet Jam Sour...$5.29 / 16oz can

Sweet, tart, and remarkably smooth, Velvet Jam layers intense waves of cherry and raspberry flavor over an agreeably sour base.
  • Color: RED
Surly Brewing Double Bladed Axe Man...$18.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Surly Brewing Double Bladed Axe Man...$5.29 / 16oz can
Mountains crumble. Stars fall. Rivers run backwards. The gods shudder.
Fear not.
Double Bladed Axe Man guides your journey to IPA Valhalla with a mighty swing of Citra and Mosaic hops. The extraordinary flavor and aromatics of one of America’s most acclaimed IPAs, doubled. Drink deep. Glory awaits.

Urban Chestnut Brewing Balkan Treat Box Lager and Pastaria Pils


Urban Chestnut Pastaria Italian Pils...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Per @nichefoodgroup Director of Beverage & Bar Melinda Cooper, “It was made to be the perfect pizza beer. It stands up to sweet garlic and rich tomato sauces, while also being an ideal choice for a nice easy drink on its own. @urbanchestnut really knocked it out of the park on this one.”

Urban Chestnut Balkan Lager...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Tasting Notes:
Bready, floral, malty
This classic Helles Lager was brewed in collaboration with Balkan Treat Box and features notes of bread and a medium low hop bitterness along with a floral, spicy hop aroma.

Bruichladdich 18 Year Old Re/Define Single Malt Scotch

Very limited!
50% ABV
Bruichladdich 18 Year Old Re/Define Single Malt Scotch...$169.99
Matured exclusively on Islay, primarily in ex-Bourbon casks and a small number of wine casks, The Bruichladdich Eighteen is the epitome of Bruichladdich's signature unpeated house style. Full bodied and beautifully fragrant, notes of honey, butterscotch, and citrus orange open on the nose, with a medley of tropical fruits and toasted mellow oak lingering on the palate.
"This is an ultra-high provenance single malt. Every single element of The Bruichladdich Eighteen - from the specific harvest and barely varietals used to the exact casks it has matured in - is fully traceable. Which, for a whisky of this age, is quite incredible. 18 years ago, we distilled spirit from our first ever crop of home-grown Islay barley and our passion to diversify and champion our cereal growing programme has never wavered. It’s about making delicious whisky with real provenance which also benefits our community – and The Bruichladdich Eighteen is the embodiment of this ethos.” - head distiller

The Bruichladdich Eighteen is made using a combination of Scottish Mainland, Islay and Organic barley, with each varietal and harvest fully traceable from farm to bottle
MALTING: Unpeated
DISTILLATION: Distilled in 2004, single vintage expression
MATURATION PROFILE: The single malt has matured exclusively on Islay primarily in ex-bourbon casks. These bourbon casks, together with a smaller number of Sauternes and Port casks, are vatted and married for nine months before bottling to balance Bruichladdich’s signature floral and fruity character.

Tsingtao Brewery 0.0 Non-Alcoholic Lager

Tsingtao Brewery 0.0 Non-Alcoholic Lager...$13.99 / 6pk 12oz bottles
0.0: Brewed and fermented with gentle alcohol removal and blending to achieve a fruity flavour with slight malty notes. Low in calories, only 63 Cal per unit.
ABV: No more than 0.03%