Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Toppling Goliath Haze Cadet Double IPA

This collab is brewed at Toppling Goliath!

Toppling Goliath / Boulevard Haze Cadet...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Toppling Goliath / Boulevard Haze Cadet...$4.99 / 16oz can
Haze cadet
On a strange and far away planet Boulevard Brewing Co. and Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. stumbled upon each other, joined forces for the first time ever, and created a DIPA worth exploring, featuring Citra, Citra Cryo, and Strata hops.
double India Pale Ale • 7.8% ABV
Featured Hops: citra, citra cryo & strata Hops

This collab is brewed at Boulevard!

Boulevard / Toppling Goliath Elusive Super Hazy IPA....$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Do you hear that? Something big is lurking beyond the veil. Our heroine, Space Camper, has teamed up with our friends at Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. in search of the biggest, juiciest, haziest IPA in the galaxy. Little do they know that you've already stumbled onto the treasure, the thunder that was once elusive is in your hand. Using the finest hops grown since the cretaceous period, Elusive Thunder is so hop-forward, it took two breweries to produce it.
Hold on to your butts.

Fresh OJ Run


Fresh Canned 04/22/24
Narrow Gauge OJ Run Imperial IPA...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Imperial IPA dry hopped with Citra, Galaxy, and Amarillo

2021 Brady Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles

Stunning Paso Robles Cabernet Value!!!

2021 Brady Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles...$19.99
Seamlessly integrated aromas of dark berry, freshly cut mahogany, baking spice and dark chocolate make for a very inviting nose on this bottling. Firm tannins frame a hefty, rich palate that's layered in black cherry, blackberry and baking spice flavors, with ample acidity to refresh the sip.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Basil Hayden Subtle Smoke Bourbon

Basil Hayden Subtle Smoke Bourbon...$52.99 / 750ml
Finally received enough to put online - grab some!
COLOR: Deep, rich amber with copper undertones
AROMA: A mellow smoke character with a hint of sweet vanilla
FLAVOR: Soft char with a light sweetness reminiscent of butterscotch and maple
FINISH:  Crisp yet delicate smokiness with light toasted hickory wood

Basil Hayden Subtle Smoke features the same high-rye mash bill that Basil Hayden loyalists know and love, but uses secondary aging to deliver a unique, layered flavor with a refined hint of smokiness.
We begin by toasting and lightly charring the secondary barrel. This is followed by delicately igniting hickory-smoked chips at a constant feed to produce smoke, which is then pumped into the barrel, resulting in notes of soft char and light butterscotch. This unique flavor provides a smoother, more subtle take on smoky spirits, and creates the perfectly sophisticated, yet approachable introduction to both bourbon and Basil Hayden.
Serving Subtle Smoke neat or on the rocks allows the mellow smoke and sweet vanilla notes to shine while complementing the spicy rye flavors typical to Basil Hayden bourbon’s high-rye mash bill. At 80 proof, Subtle Smoke is light enough to examine on the palate without the burn typically associated with higher-proof or overly smoky spirits.

Buzzard's Roost American Whiskey

Limited Release from Buzzard's Roost
Batch #1
Buzzard's Roost American Whiskey...$43.99 / 750ml
105 PROOF | 52.5% ABV
Aged at least 36 months
The Unblended American Whiskey in this bottle has rested in Buzzard's Roost proprietary bourbon-soaked barrels to mature to this nuanced flavor and complex character.

Common Ritual Double Barrel Rye Whiskey

We scored very little of this one - 
Common Ritual Double Barrel Rye Whiskey...$84.99 / 750ml
Ritual 3 Spinning Vinyl
For times of musical self-reflection
Ritual: #3
Release: #1
Release Date: March 22, 2024

Age: At least 4 Years
ABV: 60.6% (Barrel Proof)
Farmed, distilled, and aged by Kennay Farms Distilling, Rochelle Illinois

Bottled by our friends at Nobleton’s Distilling House
Union, Franklin County Missouri, USA.

Farm-to-Bottle Distiller
140+ years of farming
51% Rye - 30% Wheat - 19% Corn

Tasting Notes:
On the nose, this rye exudes rich fudge-filled brownies with apricot jam sweetness, underscored by earthy birch and freshly cracked black pepper.

The first sip unleashes spry vanilla and peppery arugula alongside snappy white peppercorns. As the finish lingers, sweet cherry cordials and supple leather emerge.

Blender's Story:
Nestled in the town of Rochelle, Illinois, just 4 hours north of St. Louis, resides the historic Kennay Farms Distillery. Occupying a converted 1930s movie theater that once hosted the close-knit farming community, Kennay Farms now houses their family-run distillery, brewery, and tasting room. The repurposed building echoes six generations of agricultural tradition in Illinois, dating back to the 1880s.

Captured in these bottles is some of Kennay Farms' oldest aged rye whiskey to date. By blending two remarkable 15-gallon barrels, I’ve crafted a whiskey that evokes nights filled with cherished records. Letting the music guide your evening into self-reflective meditation.

I hand-selected these barrels seeking to strike that perfect chord - like band members blending their sounds into artistic harmony. Drawn from generations of distilling expertise, this rye whiskey release is my tribute to the phenomenon of finding the right song the the right moment.

-Minister of Blending Steve Nease

The Reverend Sour Mash Whiskey 90 Proof

The Reverend, Daniel Call, mentor to a young Jasper Daniel and friend to trailblazing distiller Nathan "Uncle Nearest" Green, gave up his stake in the old No. 7 distillery to live the life of a preacher

Call Family The Reverend Sour Mash Whiskey 90 Proof...$33.99 / 750ml
  • Alcohol by Vol. 45% (90 Proof) 750mL
  • Distillate Age: 4-6 Years
  • Mashbill: 76% Corn 19% Rye 5% Malted Barley
  • Maple Charcoal Filtered (Lincoln County Process - Jack Daniels uses this) 
  • Produced by Call Family Distillers, Wilkesboro, North Carolina, U. S. A.

Huge Jack Daniels connection!

The Reverend is a small batch, hand-crafted sour mash whiskey that pays homage to seven generations of American distillers and whiskey makers. The Reverend, Daniel Call, mentor to a young Jasper Daniel and friend to trailblazing distiller Nathan "Uncle Nearest" Green, gave up his stake in the old No. 7 distillery to live the life of a preacher. However, his descendants carried on his early legacy of moonshining and whiskey making in Wilkes County, North Carolina, where they produce spirits to this day. This premium whiskey is aged for over four years in new charred oak and first-fill bourbon casks before using the same maple charcoal filtration process that was made famous in Lincoln County, Tennessee, to refine and enhance the spirit after it leaves the barrel."

Benriach Tasting Collection Set

Great 50ml set!
Benriach Single Malt Tasting Collection Set...$26.99 / 4pk 50ml bottles
Includes one 50ml bottle of each:
  • The Original Ten
  • The Smoky Ten
  • The Original Twelve
  • The Smoky Twelve

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

We tasted these wines months ago and loved them! 
Took some time for them to get registered with the state but their arrival seems fortuitous!

Cante Cigale translates as "Cicada's Song"
Beautiful labels and fantastic wines too!!

2021 Cante Cigale Red Blend....$16.99
40% Syrah, 40% Merlot, 10% Petite Verdot and 10% Cabernet Franc
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 of volcanic soil and mixed marine sediment, gives Cante Cigale its concentration and balance. Deep purple in color, with soft round tannins, this wine is perfect match for grilled meats and barbeque.

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.

Aberfeldy 15 Year Old Scotch - Semillon Cask

Aberfeldy 15 Year Old Scotch Semillon Cask...$56.99 / 750ml
Finishing this 15-year-old Single Malt in French Semillon Cadillac white wine casks brings a balance of opulence and freshness to the whisky. Exuding notes of yellow fruits, florals, and a burst of citrus, seamlessly melding with Aberfeldy signature soft, honeyed character. Ripe fruits, toffee and zesty orange.
This whisky is elegantly polished by the additional white wine cask maturation. Ripe peaches, nectarines and creamy toffee notes are beautifully balanced with delicate charming florals and zesty orange peel. The soft lingering cinnamon spice adds a sophisticated touch on the finish.
43% ABV

Monday, April 22, 2024

Modern Keep Your Heart Double IPA Collaboration with Perennial on Lockwood

Modern / Perennial Keep Your Heart Double IPA...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Modern / Perennial Keep Your Heart Double IPA...$4.59 / 16oz single
This double IPA was brewed with a new base malt to us and heaps of flaked wheat. We added Citra and Nectaron to the hot whirlpool for soft bitterness contribution. We then double dry hopped the fermenter with flash frozen fresh Citra pellets in addition to cryo Citra and Nectaron. We love how it turned out and hope you will too

2022 Harvey & Harriet White Blend

2022 Harvey & Harriet White Blend...$19.99
On sale!  2021 was $24.99
The 2022 White Blend is composed of 50% Chardonnay, 18% Chenin Blanc, 14% Gruner Veltliner, 10% Albariño and 8% Viognier matured for 10 months in 35% new French oak. It has inviting aromas of white peach, beeswax, freshly baked bread and soft green herbs. The medium-bodied palate features layered flavors, a satiny texture, fresh acidity and a long, fragrant finish. 10,000 cases were made.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate
Inviting aromas of ripe pineapple and candied lemons with hints of honeysuckle, citrus blossom, praline and some flinty minerality to it. Medium- to full-bodied with a structured, creamy palate offering ripe fruit and mineral undertones. Rich but balanced and attractive. Drink now. Screw cap.
Rated 92/100 James Suckling

2020 Domaine de Trévallon Alpilles Rouge

2020 Domaine de Trévallon Alpilles Rouge...$78.99
Blend: 50% Syrah and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
(we are the lowest price on Wine-Searcher for this classic)
Trévallon is known for its long aging process, more than 2 years for its reds. Racking is kept to a strict minimum, the lees found at the bottom of the barrels continue to nourish the wine during the ageing process Terroir : Limestone and clay soil, very stony: Hauterivian et Barremian, second stage of the lower Cretaceous, less than 130 million years.
The coolness of the nights allowed to obtain a wine with great liveliness and a beautiful finesse of tannins: Mixture of crushed strawberries and black olives with a finish and Eucalyptus.  This vintage, smooth and supple, will be accessible when young, and can also be kept for many years.
Food pairings : It will go perfectly with lamb, beef...

Domaine Trevallon - one of the classics!
Since its inception, Domaine de Trévallon has been a trailblazer for quality wine production in the South of France. In 1993 local authorities changed the regulations for grape production in the appellation of Les Beaux de Provence, lowering the permitted percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon to 20%. Domaine de Trévallon’s red is always a blend of 50% Syrah and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. Refusing to change his style, Eloi opted to produce his wine as a Vin de Pays (Vin de Pays des Bouches du Rhône). By doing so Domaine de Trévallon, like todays “super-Tuscans”, was among the first wineries to choose to go outside local appellation rules to produce higher quality wines.

Above all, Eloi produces “natural wines” with as little human intervention as possible. He avoids excess use of technology which he believes leads to standardized, uniform wines. Eloi uses no pesticides or chemicals in the vineyards and he keeps yields below 25 hectoliters per hectare. In the winery the grapes are not de-stemmed, and only natural indigenous yeasts are used. The reds are aged in large oak foudres for 2 years , are non-filtered, and are only occasionally fined with egg whites before bottling. The reds from Trévallon are always 50% Cabernet Sauvignon & 50% Syrah.

April 22, 2024 is Earth Day!

April 22, 2024 is Earth Day!
Sustainable Wines

Cakebread Cellars
For nearly 50 years, this family-owned winery has led the way when it comes to organic farming, diligent water and energy conservation and extensive recycling operations to improve the health of the soil. Cakebread was only the second California winery to achieve the honorable Napa Green certification in 2008. Most recently, in 2021, Cakebread became the newest applicant member of the International Wineries for Climate Action, furthering its sustainability initiatives and working to reduce carbon emissions across the winery. 

Far Niente
This award-winning winery boasts the ground-breaking Floatovoltaic system, which is the world’s first floating, grid-connected solar installation. The result? Far Niente is a net-zero user of electricity that annually produces more energy than it consumes. 

Frog’s Leap
The first Napa winery to farm organically in 1988, Frog’s Leap began fully dry-farming in 1989 – saving enough water to fill 40 Olympic swimming pools annually – and converted to solar power in 2004. In 2005, it became the first Napa winery to have a LEED Silver certified building as well. 

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Currently, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines operates the largest solar tracking array in the North American wine industry at its Paso Robles estate vineyard. In addition, J. Lohr has installed a 920.7 KW flat mount solar power system at its Monterey estate vineyard that powers nearly 100 percent of energy needs at the location. With over 20 wines bearing the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing seal, J. Lohr was awarded the 2020 Green Medal Leader Award and has achieved “Certified Sustainable” status for its vineyards each year since the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance first began certification in 2010. 

Also come in and check out our Natural Wine Selection - selection varies in each store!

Wheelhouse Fish Co. at The Wine and Cheese Place - Forsyth

We are very exciting to have Shalie Dahl Moore of Wheelhouse Fish Co. 

This Saturday - Forsyth -  
The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton 
Saturday April 27th from 3pm-5pm

Meet Shalie Dahl Moore of Wheelhouse Fish Co. Saturday, April 27th from 3-5pm!
The Wine and Cheese Place - Clayton
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105

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. 
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
Stock will be limited, we will not be taking pre-arrival reservations

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. 

Sunday, April 21, 2024

April 2024 WRC Raffle -

April 2024 WRC Raffle -
Purchases for the last 6 months count until April 30th.  First day emails will go out May 1st.

List so far - 
  • Jack Daniels 10 Year Old
  • Jack Daniels 12 Year Old
  • Jack Daniels Single Barrel Rye Barrel Proof
  • Mitchells Blue Spot
  • Bookers Bourbon Springfield Batch
  • New Riff 8 Year 100 Proof
  • Redwood Empire Screaming Titan Wheated Bourbon
  • Pikesville Rye
  • Joseph Magnus Cigar Blend
  • Joseph Magnus Murray Hill
  • Woodford Reserve Batch Proof
  • Penelope RIO
  • Penelope 15 Year Light Whiskey
  • Eagle Rare 10 year Bourbon
  • Blantons Single Barrel Bourbon
  • Weller Special Reserve 750ml
  • Weller Special Reserve 1.75 liter
  • Jack Daniels Sinatra Select 90 proof 1 liter
  • Henry McKenna Bourbon 10 Year BIB
  • Larceny Bourbon Barrel Proof A124 124.2 proof
  • Elijah Craig Bourbon Toasted Barrel
  • Caribou Crossing

Drumshanbo Single Malt Irish Whiskey 2023 Galanta

Drumshanbo Single Malt Irish Whiskey 2023 Galanta...$99.99 / 750ml
The first Single Malt Irish Whiskey distilled in Ireland’s western province of Connacht in over 107 years.
Every precious drop is distilled by Brian Taft & hand bottled at The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney.
  • Nose: wealth of golden caramel with wood-filled notes of nut and roasted toffee
  • Palate: a delicious balance of honey, roasted nuts
  • Finish: elegant lingering finish that dances between pot-spice and sweetness

Suau Brandy

Suau Brandy 25 Year...$89.99 / 700ml
Suau 25 solera opens our ´prestige´ range. It is a very sophisticated spirit and its exquisite quality lies in time, and the silence and microclimate of our cellar. Black Label Brandy 25 Years old

Aspect: Slightly viscous, of a dark mahogany color.
Aroma: Toasted and wooden, reminiscent of wine alcohols well transformed and aged during a long period of time.
Mouthfeel: Slightly spicy in the mouth. It has a toasted wooden taste with dry fruits, vanilla and walnuts. Slightly sweet and perceptible when swallowed.
Throatfeel: Slightly sharp, not spicy, unctuous and full in the palate with a retro-nasal soothing feeling.

Suau Brandy 50 Year...$149.99 / 700ml
Suau 50 solera leads our ‘prestige’ range. The maturation and ageing system in oak casks of our brandy Suau 50 began decades ago. The combination of different blends with a 50 year old brandy mother makes this spirit unique. Private reserve 50 Years Old
Aspect Dark mahogany, saturated in a long aging process. It presents a brightness that makes it unique because of aging in oak casks.
Aroma Very well defined to wine distillates, which have been transformed into a robust stage of aging, with a great aromatic complexity. Aromatic balance that transcends in a complex way from a primary aroma, reminiscent of ripe fleshy fruits, and ends in a mixture of aged wood.
Mouthfeel Light dryness, marked viscosity and a feeling of fullness in the mouth. It reminds us of a robust vintage and aged oak with hints of caramelized and de-hydrated fruits, such as grapes.
Throatfeel: Soothing and refreshing with a slight burn, which is reminiscent of its alcoholic degree, it is unctuous and persistent.

Ezra Brooks 99 Proof Port Cask Finish

Ezra Brooks 99 Proof Port Cask Finish...$29.99
49.5% ALC/VOL • 99 PROOF
Bourbon finished in Port Wine Casks  
Ezra Brooks is distilled using the highest quality ingredients and aged the old-fashioned way. Now, we’ve added a port cask finish to impart additional flavor notes to our already bold 99 Proof bourbon.
TASTING NOTES Vanilla, tobacco and leather in perfect harmony on the nose, with sweet fruitiness and dark chocolate on the palate.
INGREDIENTS Corn, rye, and barley

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Fresh Mozzarella di Bufala and Burratine

In stock now at Forsyth, New Ballas, Kirkwood and Olive Ovation

Fresh Mozzarella di Bufala

Friday, April 19, 2024

Another Single Barrel Pick at Side Project Brewing!


We are going to pick another Single Barrel Pick at Side Project Brewing!
We are doing another barrel tasting with Cory and Karen King at Side Project Brewing. They are allowing us to bring some customers to taste and you will help select a single barrel of beer to be bottled exclusive for The Wine and Cheese Place. Everyone in attendance will be guaranteed a chance to purchase a bottle of that beer when it is bottled.

We are still working on details - but here is what we know now
  • We will be inviting 8-10 customers to helps us taste and select, like the first event.
  • The event should be sometime in May at Side Project Brewing. Date should be announced soon!!!
  • We will invite top beer supporters with a very heavy emphasis on Side Project beer supporters at our stores (you must be a member of our rewards club) and our other TWCP beers.
  • Selection will be based on purchases since November 1st up until a few weeks before the event. Date will be announced as soon as we know.
We do have some Side Project in stock now and more coming soon

Cory and Karen King put on an amazing event last time-
Here are some pictures from our first single barrel selection

4 Hands Brewing Yes. Tea Hard Iced Tea

4 Hands Brewing Yes. Tea Hard Iced Tea....$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Crafted using real black tea and all-natural ingredients including zesty lemon, YES.TEA is extraordinarily refreshing and perfect for backyard BBQs, picnics in the park, concerts and festivals or any moment you’d like to make a little sweeter. Enjoy YES.TEA guilt-free as each serving contains only 100 calories and two grams of carbs. | ABV: 4.8%

Boulevard / Toppling Goliath Elusive Super Hazy IPA

So far, we received very little - only at Forsyth now
Best to reserve it online if you are interest - we hope to get more next week
(along with the Toppling Goliath brewed version of this)

Boulevard / Toppling Goliath Elusive Super Hazy IPA....$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Do you hear that? Something big is lurking beyond the veil. Our heroine, Space Camper, has teamed up with our friends at Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. in search of the biggest, juiciest, haziest IPA in the galaxy. Little do they know that you've already stumbled onto the treasure, the thunder that was once elusive is in your hand. Using the finest hops grown since the cretaceous period, Elusive Thunder is so hop-forward, it took two breweries to produce it.
Hold on to your butts.