Saturday, July 20, 2024

Meet the importer - wine tasting!!!


Wine tasting with importer Sheena of Vine-Direct
Open house wine tasting!

Great chance to meet the importer and learn about their great wines from the person that knows the most about them!

Where: The Wine and Cheese Place - KIRKWOOD
TODAY - Saturday
July 20th from 1pm-3pm 

Here is what we plan on tasting

  • Pineraie Cahors
  • Domaine Nugues Beaujolais Rose
  • Chateau Fontana Bordeaux
  • Cedric Bardin Sancerre
  • Tramier Macon
  • E. Traber Pinot Noir
  • Heritage Familial Rouge 
(we have a lot of wines to choose from, list subject to change)

Fernet Branca Limited Edition Bottle

Same great Fernet Branca, LIMITED EDITION BOTTLE
Fernet Branca Amara Limited Edition Bottle.....$33.99
Colours, aromas, flavours and … properties! The Fernet-Branca recipe is a special journey through the 27 herbs, roots and spices of its special secret and one of a kind formula.
Every single herb represents a distinct universe, experience and discovery.

William Russell Ross Bourbon

Johnny Dean Ross Full Proof Bourbon.....$49.99
51.63% Corn, 29.37% Rye, 11.44% Wheat, 7.56% Malt. 
Full Proof Bourbon
111 Proof
John Chester Ross & Sons KC Whiskey is named for founder Shane Veritasi’s grandfather who “drove a taxi” for political boss Tom Pendergast in Kansas City during prohibition. He famously “never took a fare but made a lot of stops.” Johnny Dean Ross, named after John Chester’s son, has a nose of butterscotch, hazelnut, caramel, toasted oak, clove and cinnamon. A smooth palate with dominant oak, and a bit of spice on the pleasant finish.

William Russell Ross Bourbon....$43.99
92 proof
Mash Bill

  • 51.63% Corn
  • 29.37 Rye
  • 11.44% Wheat
  • 7.56 Malt

Blended MGP juice from 6-8 year old barrels - bought, blended and bottled by House of Veritasi, Lee Summit Missouri

Wellspent Brewing

New from Wellspent

Wellspent Brewing Eternal Summer Slacking Kolsch...$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
4.6% ABV
German Kolsch brewed with organic popcorn and bittered with traditional German hops.

Wellspent Brewing Come Dancing Cold IPA...$12.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
7.2% ABV
IPA brewed with Lager yeast and hopped with Mosaic, El Dorado, and Amarillo hops

Friday, July 19, 2024

Narrow Gauge Theodore Rex Hazy Imperial IPA

Theodore Rex Hazy IPA from Narrow Gauge!!!
Jeff Hardesty of Narrow Gauge has created a special beer for The Wine and Cheese Place!
We are expanding our Theodore Rex line with one of the best brewers in the world, Jeff Hardesty of Narrow Gauge. Jeff has led the charge for Hazy IPA in St. Louis.

We are excited to announce this exclusive beer for 
  • The Wine and Cheese Place
  • Spirit Wine and Craft

Come taste it tonight!
We will taste it Friday night (July 19th) from 4pm-6pm at all four TWCP locations and Spirit Wine and Craft!

In stock at all of our locations!

Narrow Gauge Theodore Rex Hazy Imperial IPA...$4.99 / 16oz can
Narrow Gauge Theodore Rex Hazy Imperial IPA...$18.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
8.0% ABV
"Hazy Imperial IPA whirlpooled and dry hopped with El Dorado, Motueka, Riwaka, and Strata.
We did brew this batch using pilsner malt as the base along with oats and wheat to give it a lighter color." -- Jeff Hardesty

Planters first Single Barrel Single Malt!

Mark you calendars and tell your friends!
Release Party! Another First!
Planters first Single Barrel Single Malt!
When: July 25th 4pm -6pm
Where: The Wine and Cheese Place - New Ballas
457 New Ballas in Creve Coeur

Open House Format!
Meet Demetrius Cain, he will be ETCHING his autograph on the bottles during the event!

Planters / TWCP Single Malt Single Barrel Reserve
  • Batch: River Sitting
  • 116.2 proof
  • only 168 bottles made
This is the first Single Barrel Single Malt Release from Nobletons!
It is a special one! It was one of the last barrels we tasted when we went down to the distillery. We were floored by it and begged him to sell it to us!!

Mash Bill: 100% Wild Ozark Gold Barley

Demetrius etching bottles at our last event!

We chose some amazing barrels at Nobletons back in February with some of our own whiskey geeks!  This was one of the last barrels we tasted and we were floored!!!!!!

Foursquare Rum Distillery Equipoise 14 Year Single Blended Rum

Foursquare Rum - Equipoise 14 Year Old Rum
We scored 24 more bottles today!!!

"The top-ranked rum, winning 99/100 points, was R.L. Seale (Barbados), FourSquare 14 YO Equipoise Rum, 61% ABV. Seale won three of the seven Double Gold medals at the 2024 IWSC judging. If there was any doubt that Foursquare is one of the best rum producers on the planet, its impressive results at the IWSC judging should settle the matter." - Forbes
Read more in Forbes

Foursquare Equipoise...$137.99 / 750ml
  • Cask type: ex-bourbon and ex-calvados
  • Cask aging: 14 years
  • Distillation: Pot and column blend
  • Released: October 2023
  • 61% ABV |122 Proof

2011 Foursquare Rum Ex Bourbon 12 Year Old...$112.99
60% ABV
Limited release single blended aged rum produced by Foursquare Distillery in Barbados
Distilled from molasses by Master Distiller & Master Blender, Richard Seale
Aged 12 years in ex-bourbon barrels
No added sugar, coloring, or other additives

2021 Catena Zapata Adriana Vineyard White Stones Chardonnay

2021 Catena Zapata Adriana Vineyard White Stones Chardonnay...$143.99
"... one of the finest whites in Argentina: "The term 'white stones' refers to the composition of said rows of soil, with white oval stones covered by gravel. The vineyard 'Adrianna' is planted at an altitude of almost 1,500 meters above sea level, in the district of Gualtallary in Tupungato. The stony soil prevents deep root growth, providing optimum drainage. These soils are very poor in organic matter and contribute to support vines' permanent stress conditions. The cool nights allow for very slow ripening, optimal acid retention and low yields." This is serious and tasty. 7,300 bottles produced."
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate
A very mineral, flinty chardonnay full of wet stones, lime and some green fruit. Austere and chalky on the medium-bodied palate, really transparent and elegant with super bright and beautifully integrated acidity. Pure, linear and long. Drink or hold.
Rated 98/100 James Suckling

Mijenta Tequila Reposado Cristalino

In stock now at Forsyth now and online for transfers

Mijenta Tequila Reposado Cristalino...$94.99
Compare to $119.99 at Total Wine and More

Mijenta Blanco aged for eight months in oak barrels custom-cured for 36 months is the foundation of this wildly unique 80 proof expression with a perfume of cocoa powder, toffee, apple, and white pepper lime. The elegant liquid elongates on the palate with broad, generous waves of spice, coffee, and earth. Its lively mineral complexity brings cooked agave, coconut, clove, and a distinct echo of fruity oak into sharp focus.
Rated 98/100 The Tasting Panel

No additives but uses color filtration

Ayinger Oktober Fest-Marzen

Ayinger Oktober Fest-Marzen...$3.99 / 500ml bottle
Bavarians have been celebrating the harvest with beer festivals since before the 1400s. Märzen is brewed in March to be ready for the September and October beer festivals.
Taste: Rich, golden color. Slightly sweet, malty nose. Medium to big body and alcohol. Soft dryness from long maturation.

Thursday, July 18, 2024

13th Colony Cask Strength Southern Bourbon 2024 Limited Release

sold out now

13th Colony Cask Strength Southern Bourbon 2024 Limited Release...$89.99
2024 Limited RELEASE
Cask Strength Southern Bourbon
Bottled at 120.64 Proof
Aged 5-6 Years
Batch 2024
7,407 Total Bottles (2x More Bottles than other Specialty Releases)
70% Corn, 21% Rye & 9% Malted Barley


Remus Reserve Babe Ruth Reserve Bourbon

Remus Reserve Babe Ruth Reserve Bourbon...$199.99

Remus Bourbon is proud to announce an official partnership with the Babe Ruth Family that has culminated in the release of Remus Babe Ruth Reserve, a special collector’s bourbon inspired by perhaps the greatest icon of the Roaring 20s, the immortal Babe Ruth.

Aged for 6-7 years and 111 proof, Remus Babe Ruth Reserve leads off with brown sugar and fig on the nose. On the first sip, slight mint and brown sugar step up, followed by candied pecans, slight fennel and rye spice. The Remus Babe Ruth Reserve experience closes out with rye spice and cinnamon.

Remus Babe Ruth Reserve also pays homage to the Sultan of Swat with a medley of 3 mash bills, inspired by Babe’s legendary #3, along with a total of 10,624 bottles available – one for each of his plate appearances.
Want to see what the Babe did in a plate appearance or game? Visit our Remus Babe Ruth Reserve bottle search page and find out.

You can search your bottle number and see what Babe Ruth hit during that plate appearance!

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

2nd Shift Oktoberfest Marzen Lager

2nd Shift Oktoberfest Marzen Lager...$8.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
We've always wanted to brew a traditional Märzen style lager, so we did!  So grab your favorite friend and do a little Schuhplattler.
Amber in color, with crisp nutty caramel, biscuit & floral notes - what a delight!
5% abv

Friday Tasting at Spirit Wine and Craft

This Friday, July 19th from 4-6pm at Spirit Wine & Craft
Join us for a Bloody Mary, Bloody Maria, and tequila tasting!
Thomas from Vintegrity will be here pouring free samples
  • The Real Dill Bloody Mary Mix with Wodka Polish Vodka
  • The Real Dill Bloody Maria with Arette Blanco Tequila
  • Lagrimas Plata Tequila
  • Lagrimas Reposado Tequila
All 3 tequilas are certified Additive Free by Tequila Matchmaker

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Tequila Tasting with Shannon Behen at The Wine and Cheese Place Town & Country!

This Saturday July 20th from 1pm-3pm
The Wine and Cheese Place Town & Country
195 Lamp & Lantern Village 63107

Look what our friend Shannon Behnen is pouring this Saturday from 1 -3pm at The Wine and Cheese Place Town & Country!!!! 
What a great lineup, thank you Shannon!! 

come see us!

Fondillon Luis XIV

More in stock from this amazing producer!!
Wines like no other!

Fondillon Luis XIV is made by Colección de Toneles Centenarios.
Colección de Toneles Centenarios is a newly created winery (2019), based on an interesting find: the barrel room of the Ferrero winery, an old winery that produced Fondillón wine, located in the town of Cañada (Alto Vinalopó), Alicante. Twenty-five old casks were forgotten there for over 60 years. They are launching some extremely old and also extremely expensive wines. The family still has 25 hectares of vineyards, from which they have resumed producing wines destined to produce Fondillón from 2017. This is a joint venture with Vins del Comtat. 

Fondillón is a rare and very prestigious wine. There are only 10 certified wineries and there are no cheap Fondillón.

Fondillon Luis XIV Alicante 25 Year Old....$109.99
  • CASK NAME: Saboners.
  • AGEING: Aged more than 25 years (single barrel).
  • TYPE OF WOOD: 19th-century American oak barrels
  • CASK SIZE: 70 “cántaros valencianos” (805 liters) and 600 liter “pipas” barrels
"Fondillón is an extraordinary treasure of Alicante, a rare product, made from late harvest, non-botrytised grapes, unfortified, but with a final alcohol of no less than 16%. Intense, aged, but not sweet (deliciously not more than 45g/l). Fab with cheese or dark chocolate. The wines have to be a minimum of 10 years; this release is more than 25 years. The project is a revival by David Carbonell of Vins del Comtat and two local families. Very limited quantities. - Sarah Jane Evans MW"
Rated 95/100 Decanter Magazine

Fondillon Luis XIV Alicante 50 Year Old....$399.99
100% Monastrell (Mourvedre)
From Alicante Spain
  • CASK NAME: Saboners.
  • AGEING: Aged more than 50 years (single barrel).
  • TYPE OF WOOD: 19th-century American oak barrels
  • CASK SIZE: 70 “cántaros valencianos” (805 litros).
"The NV Fondillón Luis XIV has the subtitle Edad Superior a 50 años (over 50 years old), and it's a dark mahogany, bottled from a single barrel that has the specific profile of a very old wine greatly concentrated by age, which tends to make it similar to other very old and concentrated wines, be it a Mediterranean rancio or a very old Moscatel. It has notes of bitter chocolate, coconut and iodine, carob beans (algarroba) and some bittersweet sensations. It's dense and concentrated, and the palate is pungent, with very intense flavors and a bitter twist in the finish. This has 16.3% alcohol, 6.45 grams of acidity and 34 grams of sugar, but it comes through as very dry. The wine is long and extraordinary, but it just doesn't have any Fondillón character after decades of concentration by evaporation. The price is ludicrous. Only 435 half-liter bottles were filled in December 2019.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

Weldwerks Brewing Co.

We are excited to introduce WeldWerks to St. Louis!!!

WeldWerks Brewing Co. Paloma Imperial Sour Ale...$17.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
WeldWerks Brewing Co. Paloma Imperial Sour Ale...$4.79 / 16oz can
Sour ale with Grapefruit Syrup, Lime Juice, Agave, & Sea Salt.
7.5% abv

WeldWerks Brewing Co. Orange Creamsicle Sour...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
WeldWerks Brewing Co. Orange Creamsicle Sour...$4.49 / 16oz can
Sour Ale With Vanilla, Orange Juice, and Milk Sugar
4.2% ABV
WeldWerks Brewing Co. Tropical Lighting DIPA..$18.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
WeldWerks Brewing Co. Tropical Lighting DIPA...$4.99 / 16oz can
Hazy Double India Pale Ale
8.2% abv
WeldWerks Brewing Co. Juicy Bits IPA..$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
WeldWerks Brewing Co. Juicy Bits IPA...$4.19 / 16oz can
Our flagship IPA features a huge citrus and tropical fruit hop character from the Mosaic, Citra & El Dorado hops and softer, smoother mouthfeel from the adjusted water chemistry, higher protein malts, and lower attenuation. The end result is a beer reminiscent of citrus juice with extra pulp, thus the name Juicy Bits
6.7% abv

2021 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

2021 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley....$233.99
The flagship 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon (90% from Champoux Vineyard and 10% from Mach One Vineyard) raised all in new barrels. It's slightly deeper hued than the CVR and has a stunning nose of blackcurrants, smoked tobacco, toasted spices, and graphite with a beautiful varietal, herbal undertone that comes through with time in the glass. Deep, rich, full-bodied, and velvety textured, this thrilling Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon will benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age and evolve for two decades. This is unquestionably up with the greatest vintages of this cuvée ever made.
Rated 100/100 Jeb Dunnuck
The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon erupts with a classic Quilceda Creek expression. A big, bold and boisterous wine, it presents a fresh, juicy attack with gobs of succulent, ripe, fresh fruit tones complemented by plenty of oak essences. The palate is full-bodied, fresh, layered and complex, showcasing balanced acidity and fine-grained tannins. The elongated finish suggests that while it can be enjoyed now, patience will be generously rewarded with additional years in the cellar. However, keeping your hands off this gorgeous wine will take a lot of self-discipline. The wine aged for 20 months in 100% French oak. 65,520 bottles produced.
Rated 98+/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 98/100 James Suckling

Crown Royal Single Malt Whiskey

Crown Royal Single Malt Whiskey...$52.99 / 750ml
Compare to $53.99 at Total Wine and More
Crown Royal Single Malt trailblazes a new category of Canadian single malt offerings, delivering a unique liquid cut from the cold.  Crafted from 100% malted barley grains and distilled in copper, this high-quality spirit is harnessed in the chill of the Canadian territory where it's barreled and aged delicately, allowing the spirit a uniquely smooth taste, boasting inviting flavors and a smooth finish. Elevating moments of significance, Crown Royal Single Malt emerges as the quintessential companion for life's special occasions. Whether enjoyed neat or over ice, its exquisite profile promises an unforgettable indulgence, resonating with the discerning palate of whisky enthusiasts seeking unparalleled quality and craftsmanship.
AROMA: Creamy vanilla and fruity banana aroma with hints of caramel, apple and baking spices
TASTE: Vanilla and creamy, light hints of banana and nuts with a warming cinnamon spice finish
FINISH: Moderate spicy linger

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde in Cans

First time in CANS!!!
Unibroue La Fin Du Monde...$12.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
This rich and sophisticated golden tripel has earned several international titles thanks to its refined taste marked by notes of grains, fruit and spice, supported by a slight bitterness.It is a tribute to Quebec, the land encountered by 16th-century French explorers who thought they’d reached the end of the world.
9% ABV

Elijah Craig Bourbon Toasted Barrel

Limited - online now for reservations

Elijah Craig Bourbon Toasted Barrel....$48.99
Compare to $58.99 at Total Wine and More
Twice barreled for added complexity, Toasted Barrel takes our award-winning Small Batch Bourbon to new heights. After it's fully matured, we finish this Bourbon in a second, custom toasted new oak barrel, where it’s left to develop even more sweet oak flavor.

Monday, July 15, 2024

Blantons / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon - Barrel #400

Single Barrel #400
We chose a spectacular Blantons as our 400th pick!
The original Single Barrel Bourbon

The Wine and Cheese Place family is proud to announce their 400th Single Barrel.
We wanted something special, and boy do we have one!!

Blantons / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon
(we had it bottled in 375ml bottles so that more people will be able to purchase one)
  • Barrel Dumped 5-15-24
  • Barrrel No. 13
  • Warehouse: H
  • Rick No. 45
  • 93 Proof
  • Yield was 540 / 375ml "half bottles"

We have been selecting the best single barrels since 2009. Over the past 15 years we have chosen 400 barrels. Our staff has well over 60 years of experience selecting the finest barrels.

Blantons #400 release details
  • Our top 100 TWCP Single barrel supporters over the last 6 months will get a chance to purchase a bottle
  • Then the rest of the bottles will released through a WRC raffle. 
  • Purchases will count through August 3rd for this release
  • First day emails will go out Sunday August 4th

Celebrate our 400th Barrel!
Single Barrel Whiskey Tasting including our Blantons!
When: Friday August 2nd from 4pm-6pm
Where: All 4 TWCP locations and Spirit Wine and Craft
To celebrate we will be tasting some of our single barrels including the Blantons at all of our locations on August 2nd.

You will Taste
  • Blantons TWCP Single Barrel - for tasting only (not for sale that night, each store will have a 375ml bottle to taste out until it is gone)
  • each store will also have 4 other single barrels to taste that night. Selection will vary by store.
click to see what single barrels we have in stock - we will choose some from this list to taste

Trip down memory lane
Over the years, we have taken some of these empty whiskey barrels and aged all kinds of stuff including Beer, Maple Syrup, Coffee, Vanilla and honey in them

Back in 2011 we released our first Barrel Aged beer. We selected a Buffalo Trace Single Barrel and then took the fresh unwashed barrel to Schlafly and they aged their Quad in it! This is first of its kind done in Missouri and led to others following suit. Many said this is one of the first BA beers in the country done where a retailer buys the bourbon and sends the barrel to a brewery to make a beer exclusively for them.   The rest is history!

Here are some pictures of some previous picks over the years!!!