Saturday, May 25, 2024

97 Point Bedrock Red Blend

We scored the only case that came to Missouri!

In stock at Kirkwood and online for transfers 

2022 Bedrock Old Hill Ranch Heritage Red...$69.99/750ml
This is what old-vine Zin is all about. Beautifully structured, distinctive and full of personality, this offers up briar patch, blackberry and raspberry flavors laced with clove, smoked pepper and bitter chocolate tones while building tension and richness toward zesty tannins. Zinfandel, Grenache, Mataro, Syrah, Petit Sirah and Alicante. Drink now through 2035. 250 cases made.
Rated 97/100 Wine Spectator

Friday, May 24, 2024

Albert Mann Pinot Auxerrois

Great price on this Alsatian White!

2021 Albert Mann Pinot Blanc Auxerrois Alsace...$14.99
SUPER SALE! Regular Price...$19.99
This is an excellent introduction to the dry whites of Alsace, being simultaneously juicy, creamy and zesty with stacks of stone fruit and citrusy freshness, but with moderate acidity at the lingering finish. 70% auxerrois and 30% pinot blanc. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink now. Screw cap.  Auxerrois, one of dozens of progenies of Pinot and the rather obscure white grape widely planted in Burgundy in medieval times, Gouais Blanc, is the most similar to Pinot Blanc.

Letherbee Strawberry / Gin Cordial

OMGEEEE this is delicious!!!

Letherbee Strawberry Cordial...$22.99/750ml
2024’s Vernal Strawberry Cordial is a continuation of Letherbee's new work with fruit and celebrates warm weather’s most anticipated juice-bomb: STRAWBERRIES!

Strawberry juice is carefully blended with a precious little recipe of neutral grain spirit compounded with a proprietary blend of botanicals, neutral French oak, hand-harvested Chicago rooftop honey, and some of our Original Label Gin. The result is a bright, juicy, dry, aromatic enigma of some of earth’s finest blessings.

We encourage you to think of and to use this like a dry aromatized wine. Drink straight! Spritz it! Mix with Tonic! A Cosmo! A Vesper! Don’t let us stop you! Go off!

For best results, serve chilled and keep chilled after. 16.7% ABV

Apologue Paw Paw Liqueur


Apologue Spirits Paw Paw Liqueur...$36.99/750ml
The paw paw is a native North American tree known for the fruit it bears in the late summer through early fall. The fruits are green on the outside, yellow on the inside and grow to a length of up to six inches. Many Missourians use the pulp, which is roughly the same consistency as a banana, to make bread, pie, jelly and custard. The flavor is often compared to that of a banana, mango or kiwi. Pawpaw trees themselves are short and serve as forest undergrowth.

Rare and elusive, the Paw Paw is a fruit like no other with a taste reminiscent of banana and mango. Showcased here alongside crisp granny smith apple and fresh peach, hand split vanilla beans and mellow marshmallow root with just a touch of ginger heat and bright lime peel. Think: autumn on a tropical island. Pairs particularly well with agave spirits and rum.--Apologue website

Paw Paw is a favorite ingredient at the acclaimed STL restaurant, Bulrush!

Righteous Road Bourbon

Very limited release!!!
More in stock now

Righteous Road Bourbon Fifth Cup Finish....$64.99
Aged 6.4 Years
113.0 Proof

Righteous Road Bourbon Righteous Seven Finish....$64.99
Aged 4.5 Years


Rockwood Lump Charcoal

Get ready for the 4th of July

Rockwood Lump Charcoal...$21.99 / 20lb Bag
It is currently the number #1 rated hard wood charcoal on the
100% Missouri hardwood charcoal.
When we poured the charcoal out onto the ground for sorting, we all hardwood charcoal with nothing that shouldn't have been there. As you can see from the following chart, the distribution of sizes was exceptional with the percentage of chips and dust falling below 5%. This is very low compared to all other charcoals we have tested. The bag contained almost an extra pound of charcoal, so we ended up with almost 20 pounds of usable charcoal.
There was no sparking or popping when lighting the charcoal in a chimney starter and the fire was somewhat slow to spread. The smoke coming off the charcoal during lighting was very mild, as mild as we think we have ever noticed.
During our maximum temperature test, the charcoal burned at just over 900° which is high compared to other brands we've tested. Again, the fire was rather slow to spread and build up to the high temperature it achieved.
When it came to burn time, this charcoal came in as the fourth longest burning lump charcoal we have ever tested. The ash produced was very low compared to other brands.
You get a charcoal that doesn't over power the food, allowing you to control the smoke flavor yourself with chips or chunks, and a charcoal that burns a good long time producing little ash and delivering good value for money. This charcoal gets our Highly Recommended rating.

Stone Brewing Double Bastard Ale

Stone Brewing Double Bastard ale....$16.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
Warning: Double Bastard Ale is not to be wasted on the tentative or weak. Only the Worthy are invited, and then only at your own risk. If you have even a modicum of hesitation, DO NOT drink this can. Instead, leave it for a Worthy soul who has already matriculated to the sublime ecstasy of what those in the know refer to as “Liquid Arrogance.”

Cante Cigale translates as "Cicada's Song" - Wine!

Cante Cigale translates as "Cicada's Song" - this one as been very popular this year!

2022 Cante Cigale Sauvignon Blanc....$16.99
98% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscat d'Alexandrie

The wine si full of white fruit flavors and floral aromatics, balanced by a zesty citrus finish. The muscat dials up an incredible nose on this wine. The Sauvignon Blanc dominates the flavor and is crisp and refreshing. Ideal for fish and light pasta dishes. Perfect for sitting outside on a patio and listening to the "Cicada's Song"
Cante Cigale's (Cicada's Song) vineyards are located on a gently sloping hillside just two miles from the Mediterranean Sea. This small hill is what is left of an ancient, now extinct volcano. The unique combination gives this wine layers of complexity.

Beer Tasting -- The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth


Beer Tasting Tonight!
The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth
May 24th from 4pm-6pm
Join James for a beer tasting! He will be pouring...

  • Wellspent Buck Rose
  • Pipeworks Smoked Helles
  • 903 Candy Vibin'
  • Fat Orange Cat Kitten Summer Ale
  • 903 Puft Daddy Blackberry, Pineapple, Marshmallow Smoothie Style
  • Electric Brewing Self Destructive Triple IPA

Perennial Artisan Ales Vacation Dad

Perennial Artisan Ales Vacation Dad
Dry Hopped Summer Ale...$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Grab your fanny packs and cargo shorts and dive head first into this crushable, hoppy Summer ale. Simple grist, clean yeast, and a dry finish will make you want to load up the station wagon and throw the map out the window.
ABV: 4.7%

Hard Truth Single Barrels

On Sale!
Hard Truth / TWCP Single Barrel Indiana Rye 4yr...$39.99
was $49.99
  • Barrel #B-104
  • 115.8 proof
  • Yield - 216 bottles
  • Harvested/bottled in December of 2022
  • Mashbill: 51% Rye - 49% Malted Barley
Deep caramel, burnt marshmallow, rye spice, and a wonderful long finish!

2018 Haut Bages Liberal Pauillac

2018 Haut Bages Liberal Pauillac.....$59.99
Pretty blackberries, blueberries and violets with some crushed-raspberry aromas follow through to a full body with wonderfully crafted and pure tannins that intertwine wonderfully with the blue fruit and blackberries. Long and endless. A triumph here. From biodynamically grown grapes.
Rated 97/100 James Suckling

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Evil Twin Brewing Our Most Popular IPA

Evil Twin Brewing Our Most Popular IPA...$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
India Pale Ale
Hops: Citra
ABV: 6%

Fat Orange Cat Kittens Summer Ale

Fat Orange Cat Kittens Summer Ale...$12.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
American wheat ale with citrus and spices
5% ABV

Spirits tasting with David Hermelin of Righteous Road Craft Spirits Tomorrow!

Friday, May 24th from 4:00pm-6:00pm
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105
Open house tasting featuring their new Straight Bourbon!!

We’re also tasting these fine products:

  • The Original Righteous Seven liqueur
  • The Fifth Cup Craft Liqueur
  • The Fifth Cup Barrel Aged liqueur
  • Gibor Whiskey Liqueur....
Righteous Road® was established in 2016 to bring premium products and innovation to the craft spirits market. Our brands are created with the finest quality ingredients and then perfected by blending the ideal ratios of each fruit and grain. Our flavor profiles are altogether unique to the market and provide a one-of-a-kind taste experience.
More info on the spirits!

Righteous Road Straight Bourbon Whiskey Single Barrel Barrel Proof….$64.99 / 750ml
4.5 Years Old 106 Proof Finished in a Righteous Seven Liqueur cask

Righteous Seven Liqueur...$28.99 / 750ml
Righteous Seven Liqueur is a premium blend of the Seven Species that is hand-crafted according to a proprietary recipe developed and perfected over time.
The Seven Species are listed in the book of Deuteronomy to praise the attributes of the Land of Israel….“a land of wheat, and barley, and grapes, and figs, and pomegranates; a land of olive oil and honey (dates)….”

Righteous Road Gibor Whiskey Liqueur...$39.99 / 750ml
Whiskey Liqueur
An original blend of straight rye and bourbon whiskeys with Righteous Seven liqueur.
GIBOR™ (‘ghee-bore’) is a new brand of whiskey liqueur being introduced by Righteous Road Craft Spirits.
It is our first product launch with whiskey and we have spent considerable time getting to the right combination of rye and bourbon blended together with our award winning Righteous Seven liqueur.
There are very few whiskey liqueurs on the market and hardly any that we know of that are a combination of rye and bourbon blended with a fruit liqueur, up at 80 proof. The rye we used on this first batch is a high rye at 95% with 5% malted barley, aged at 4.25 years. The bourbon is 75% corn, 21% rye, and 4% malted barley, aged at 3.5 years. Our Righteous Seven® liqueur is made from wheat, barley, grapes, pomegranates, figs, olives, and dates.
Once blended and rested, this whiskey liqueur brings a taste profile that combines notes of spice and caramel together with the forest fruits and chocolate tones of Righteous Seven, all in one satisfying and smooth pour.
GIBOR is best experienced neat or on the rocks. Enjoy as well with your favorite cigar.
A ‘Gibor’ is the Hebrew word for a ‘strong and mighty one.’ A Gibor shows fortitude and courage to maintain moral virtue when challenge and adversity knock at the door. We hope you enjoy it and that your ride is a righteous on

Righteous Road The Fifth Cup Liqueur....$29.99 / 750ml
Kosher for Passover
An original blend of apricots, figs, dates, pistachios & almonds to delight your palate.
Indulge and enjoy neat, mixed, or on the rocks.

Righteous Seven Barrel Aged...$32.99 / 375ml
Are you ready to try the American fruit liqueur that was the category winner at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition?
At Righteous Road®, we have taken our award-winning Original Righteous Seven® liqueur and rested a special Reserve edition in new American white oak whiskey barrels.
The result marries an exceptionally nuanced fruit liqueur with rich flavors of forest fruits and chocolate to the signature barrel notes of vanilla, toffee, and toasted almond that come from charred Kentucky oak.
Savor this Barrel Reserve limited edition straight up and treat yourself to something truly special.
Each bottle is single barrel filled at cask strength.

New Beer From 903 Brewers!

903 Brewers Kilt Switch Scotch Ale...$12.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
903 Brewers Kilt Switch Scotch Ale...$3.49 / 12oz can
The big brother of a traditional Scotch Ale, Kilt Switch is a full bodied ale with hints of peat, caramel, and roasted malt. 903 proudly partnered with the Sherman Celtic Festival and Highland Games to bring this brew to our fans. Cheers!
9.5% ABV
903 Brewers Puft Daddy...$19.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
903 Brewers Puft Daddy...$5.49 / 12oz can
Blackberry, pineapple and marshmallow smoothie style gose

903 Brewers Candy Vibin'...$14.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
903 Brewers Candy Vibin'...$2.79 / 12oz can
We're taking your tastebuds down the candy aisle for our latest Lightly Fruited Berliner Weisse! Additions of cherry, lime, orange and grape create a playful landscape of nostalgic candy flavors throughout this sour ale. A bready malt character and lightly acidic Berliner Weisse lends balance to the candies of all tine will have you Candy Vibin'!
5.5% ABV
Pairs with: spicy orange chicken, fresh fruit bruschetta

903 Brewers Black Hole Sun...$12.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Black Hole Sun our Black Lager coming in at 6.4% abv

903 Brewers Banana Pudding...$27.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
903 Brewers Banana Pudding...$5.49 / 12oz can
This beer is bananas! Tasty like a favorite Southern treat, this cream ale is loaded with creamy banana and vanilla flavors. Biscuit malts evoke bready notes like a wafer, supporting the playful additions of banana and vanilla.
6.5% ABV
Pairs with: spicy chicken tenders, caramel truffles

Alsatian Wine Sampler


Alsatian Wine Sampler
The Grapes of Alsace! 4 Whites, 1 red and a sparkling!

1 bottle each of the wines below = $144.94

Special Sampler price = $125 / for the 6 bottles!

Save $19.94 !

  1. E. Traber Alsace Riesling...$19.99
  2. E. Traber Alsace Gewurztraminer...$25.99
  3. E. Traber Alsace Pinot Gris...$25.99
  4. E. Traber Alsace Sylvaner...$19.99
  5. E. Traber Alsace Pinot Noir...$24.99
  6. E. Cremant Traber Alsace...$27.99

2021 E. Traber Alsace Riesling...$19.99
The E.Traber Riesling shows a shiny lemon yellow with shimmering gold-green reflections in the glass. Aromas of lemon, grapefruit, apricot, peach and wet stone seduce our nose. The E.Traber Riesling fills the mouth with power and structure. Stone fruits paired with a lively acidity and gentle petroleum aromas conquer our palate. The mineral flint note gives the Riesling another detail of spice. The E.Traber Riesling promises a storage potential of 10 years, but is also wonderfully fresh, fruity and stimulating to drink now.

2020 E. Traber Alsace Gewurztraminer...$25.99
The E.Traber Gewürztraminer, Cave de Ribeauvillé shows a light lemon yellow with golden edges in the glass. Aromas of rose petals, white pepper, grapefruit, lemon zest and coriander fill our nose. In the mouth, the E.Traber Gewürztraminer surprises us with power and pleasant opulence. The typical Traminer aroma is also repeated on the palate with its quite feminine flower extracts.The long finish is sealed by the fresh and stimulating acidity, which is perfectly integrated and promises storage potential for up to 6 years.

2022 E. Traber Alsace Pinot Gris...$25.99
A fresh and pure Pinot Gris from Alsace all hand harvested. Mineral driven with limestone and has flavors of green apples and a lemon/lime accent. The wine has good acidity that is balanced out by the fruit and a touch of honey. Great wine for drinking now but will aged for years too.

2020 E. Traber Alsace Sylvaner...$19.99
Sylvaner is one of the lesser known grapes of Alsace, but a terrific grape. E. Traber's is surprisingly full bodied and fresh. It is bright with white flowers on the nose and flavors or pears, peaches and apricots. Finishes with a long mineral finish and crisp acidity making it a great food wine. Try it with grilled asparagus and a poached egg.

2020 E. Traber Alsace Pinot Noir...$24.99
Yes, red wine from Alsace
Intense spicy nose with dark berries and sour cherries. The palate is round and lush with flavors of cherry and a touch of cocoa. This is a medium bodied elegant Pinot Noir from Alsace that is perfect food wine. Very well made Pinot Noir! Most Alastian Pinot Noirs are made from high yielding grape vines and produce light simple wines, this one is made from low yields and more in the Burgundian style.

Great Sparkling wine from Alsace!
2020 E. Cremant Traber Alsace...$27.99
Pinot Blanc (50 %), Pinot Auxerrois (30 %), Pinot Gris (10 %), Chardonnay (10 %)The E. Traber Crémant d'Alsace Brut is an elegant sparkling wine with a fine bubbles and a light, straw yellow color. On the nose it has aromas of green apples, citrus fruits and a light note of brioche. On the palate it is dry, but still fresh and fruity with a pleasant acidity and a long finish. This crémant is excellent as an aperitif and also goes well with seafood, fish dishes and light starters.

Glen Garioch 13 Year Highland Single Malt Scotch Cask Strength

Glen Garioch 13 Year Highland Single Malt Scotch Cask Strength…$99.99 / 700ml
Small Batch Bottlers 54.4% abv
“A 13-year-old cask strength single malt from the Highlands, Glen Garioch is a limited-edition single cask whisky from our Small Batch Bottlers Scotland range. The combination of sweet honey and vanilla on the nose with a hint of spice on the palate makes for a delightful and elegant dram. Small Batch Bottlers go to great lengths in an endeavor to secure an outstanding selection of malts to please the palates of discerning malt whisky enthusiasts.”“Independent bottlings of Glen Garioch are hard to come by. In fact, distillery bottlings are also hard to come by. Don’t let the lighter hue fool you. This expression is a banger!!! “

Blackadder Black Snake VAT 2 Venom 6

Blackadder Black Snake VAT 2 Venom 6...$71.99 / 700ml
No age statement, finished in PX and Oloroso Sherry butts
This whisky is from a Vatting of casks of Single Malt Whisky. It has been finished in an Oloroso Sherry Butt - bottled without chill-filtration and there is no added color.
Black snake starts its life in first-fill ex-Bourbon casks. We then put three of them into new Oloroso or PX Butts and leave them for about a year for further maturation before bottling two-thirds of each cask. We call these casks 'Vats' as they are a kind of mini Solera.
After each bottling, we add two more ex-Bourbon casks, always of the same whisky, and leave for around a year before again bottling two-thirds of the Vat. All future bottlings from each vatting of Black Snake will therefore contain some spirit that was in the previous expressions from the Butt. From time to time the Butt is renewed.
Each time we bottle we call it Venom, as in the poison from a snake's bite. The first bottling from each Vat is called First Venom, and the second bottling is called Second Venom, and so on.

Modelo Chelada Fresa Picante

Modelo Chelada Fresa Picante....$2.99 / 24oz can
Modelo Chelada Fresa Picante brings more sabor to our family of Cheladas, with the perfect balance of sweet strawberry flavor, a hint of chile, and authentic Mexican beer. It's our great-tasting michelada style beer, with a strawberry spin.
Like our other Cheladas, Modelo Chelada Fresa Picante pays homage to the origin and tradition of the michelada, bringing together authentic Mexican beer, bold fruit flavor, and spices

Narrow Gauge Saft Berliner Style Weisse

Narrow Gauge Saft Berliner Style Weisse...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Berliner Weisse aged on passionfruit, pink guava, and mango (3.5% ABV).
2023 GABF Gold Medal winner!

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Smoke Wagon Desert Colt Full Strength Bourbon

In stock!

Smoke Wagon Desert Colt Full Strength Bourbon....$35.99
Uncut the Younger -> now Desert Colt, 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. Desert Colt 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.

The journey to create Uncut the Younger began around October 2020. I tried a Straight Bourbon blend before proofing it down and I was really impressed with the flavor profile. It was fruit forward with tons of delicate candy flavors and big cinnamon spice on the finish. My original thought was to create a younger version of Uncut Unfiltered, and release it as a Rare and Limited batch. In December 2020, when the first Rare and Limiteds’ were announced, I quickly realized that a R&L would never retail for less than regular Uncut, so the idea was put on a back burner.
A few months later the company that makes our clear stock bottles for Straight, informed me they were coming out with an amber version. I was interested and I knew exactly what to use those for. I let them know I wanted as many as they could get me. Releasing a Rare & Limited younger Uncut was one thing, but 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 -> now Desert Colt, 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. Desert Colt 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!