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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Goose Island BCS 2019 Release




Here is what The Wine and Cheese Place is expecting for the 2019 Goose Island BCS release!!

Part will be released via BRC based heavily on Goose Island purchases and we will also have a Goose Island Release Party early Friday November 29th at our Forsyth location.  

Watch for more details next week.







Bourbon County Stout
This year’s Bourbon County Stout, aged in a mix of Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace, and Wild Turkey barrels, yields a rich, complex mouthfeel. Flavors of cocoa, fudge, vanilla, caramel, almond, plus leather and tobacco, permeate this beer and deepen with each sip. We’ve bottled Bourbon County Stout for 15 years and this year’s vintage is one that you will want to hold on to for years to come.

Bourbon County Wheatwine
The 2018 Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers (FoBAB) award-winning variant is back for its second year, this year aged 100% in Larceny wheated bourbon casks from our partners at Heaven Hill. The result is a softer flavor profile, full of caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, and toffee flavors, all while carrying the nuances of Larceny bourbon barrels.

Reserve Rye Bourbon County Stout
Our Reserve Bourbon County Stout releases showcase how a premium single source bourbon barrel can influence the nuances and flavors of our original BCS.The 2019 Reserve Rye is aged in 100% Rittenhouse Rye barrels - lovingly referred to as "the bartender's favorite" rye. Rittenhouse's Barrels had a unique effect on the original imperial stout, imparting flavors of fruit and spice. Reserve Rye accentuates all that makes Rittenhouse and Bourbon County unique.

Bourbon County Café de Olla Stout
Created in partnership with our next door neighbors, Intelligentsia Coffee, Café de Olla is inspired by the traditional Mexican beverage of the same name. We added coffee beans and cold brew coffee to Original Bourbon County Stout and then enhanced this beer further through additions of cassia bark, orange peel, and panela sugar. The resulting beer is layered in complexity. Coffee and orange permeate the nose and are followed by notes of cinnamon, chocolate, and a pleasant sweetness.

Bourbon County Mon Chéri Stout
“Mon Chéri,” or “my darling” in French, is a love letter from our brewer Quinn to his wife, an avid lover of all things cherry. Mon Chéri is made with Balaton and Montmorency cherries, oats, and a dash of brown sugar. The interplay of these ingredients creates aromas of amaretto and almond. With each sip you’ll instantly be reminded of cherry cobbler. Mon Chéri has a silky, velvety finish thanks to the addition of oats to the beer.


Bourbon County Stout Vertical Collection
This year, we are proud to offer the Bourbon County Stout Vertical Collection.This is an opportunity for beer lovers to experience multiple years of our beloved Bourbon County Stout in a side-by-side tasting of 2017, 2018, and 2019 vintages of Bourbon County. Drinkers can explore every nuance in flavor between each vintage year and enhance their understanding of how Bourbon County develops in the bottle over time.

2nd Shift Cat Spit Stout cans





2nd Shift Cat Spit Stout cans...$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Cat Spit Stout
Oatmeal Milk Stout
Coffeey, roasty, blah blah blah, it's a stout, just drink it, it's really good.

2nd Shift Black Noise Imperial Stout





2nd Shift Black Noise Imperial Stout...$11.99 / 4pk cans
9.4% ABV
Getting back to our roots, our newest imperial stout Black Noise features no adjuncts, just pure stout goodness. Dark, rich, and roasty.

Miller High Life Limited Edition Bottle


Miller High Life Limited Edition Bottle...$2.99 / 750ml

The Champagne of Beers 

back in stock at Forsyth only

Dos Maderas Rum



Dos Maderas 5 + 3 Double Aged Rum...$24.99
Compare to $25.99 at Total Wine and More
  • Aged 5 Years in the Caribbean - Oak Casks
  • Aged 3 years in Jerez, Spain - Old Sherry Casks
Double Ageing
Definition: aged rum with a two-stage maturing process.
Alcoholic content: 37,5% ABV.
Production: first resting for five years in the Caribbean, inside American oak casks. Later shipped to the facilities of the Williams & Humbert winery in Jerez (Andalucia - Spain) where it undergoes the final stage of ageing, which lasts for three years, in casks which have previously been used to age the international award-winning sherry "Dos Cortados" with a guaranteed age of 20 years as: certified by the Denomination of Origin Jerez-Xérès-Sherry.

Awards won by Dos Maderas 5+3:
Bronze medal at the International Rum Festival (San Francisco) 2008.
Silver medal at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2008.




Dos Maderas 5 + 5 Double Aged Rum...$38.99
Compare to $37.99 at Total Wine and More
  • Aged 5 Years in the Caribbean - Oak Casks
  • Aged 5 years in Jerez, Spain - Palo Cortado and PX Sherry Casks
Double Ageing
Definition: aged rum with a three stage maturing process.
Alcoholic content: 40% AVB.
Production: first resting for five years in the Caribbean, then for three more at the Williams & Humbert facilities in casks which have aged "Dos Cortados” (Palo Cortado), Dos Maderas 5+3 rum once finished then undergoes a third stage of ageing in butts which have previously aged "Don Guido" sherry (Pedro Ximénez) for 20 years, thus giving origin to the extraordinary Dos Maderas PX rum. Both "Don Guido“ and "Dos Cortados" have been aged for 20 years as certified by the oldest Denomination of Origin in Spain: that of Jerez-Xérès-Sherry.
Recognition:
Gold medal at the "Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition" (Miami) 2009.

Bruichladdich Black Art 1994 Edition 07.1





Bruichladdich Black Art 1994 Edition 07.1...$399.99
  • 25 Years Old
  • 12,000 bottles made
  • 48.4% ABV
Single malt whisky has the unique ability to capture and preserve a snapshot in time. This edition of our Black Art, 07.1, is symbolic of a moment in time that should not be forgotten. Signifying the end of an era, 1994 was the year Bruichladdich was closed for what could have been the last time.

Darna Liqueurs


Come to Forsyth today Nov 16 now until 2pm to taste them!




Darna Chocolate Custard Liqueur...$15.99
Chocolate Custard Liqueur is an original and unique product in Croatia with a tradition that dates back to 1925. Dense liqueur with aromatic aroma, distinctive taste and unmatched aroma. It is prepared from whole foods - fresh yolks, milk, sugar and cocoa.  It can be consumed in combination with some carbonated soft drinks. We recommend trying it with Coca - Cola, and it is also great for black coffee. Chocolate Cocktail is also used in confectionery for toppings and creams and pastries, and is also an ingredient in imaginative cocktails. He has been awarded several times at the GAST fair in Split and at the International Wine Fair in Ljubljana, and has been awarded the "Croatian Quality" mark, which confirms his quality, which has been given particular attention.



Darna Amaro....$16.99
Amaro "Darna" is a herbal liqueur of moderate sweetness with a note of bitterness. It is distinguished by the refined scent of orange and the discreet taste of almonds.
We recommend it in the moments of your relaxation as an aperitif or digestive liqueur. Consumed well chilled, with ice and lemon, with cranberry juice or in addition to cocktails. Contains 28% alcohol.


Darna Orahovac Walnut Liqueur...$16.99
Traditional Walnut liqueur that has been enjoyed for centuries.

Teerenpeli tasting!



Our old friend Kevin Burdge (former manager of our Ballwin location) will be at Forsyth today tasting out some whisky and gin! Come see him!


Come taste them this Today from 1-4pm at our Forsyth location.  Open House 


From Finland
These are SINGLE BARRELS, one of kind, never to be made again.


Teerenpeli Single Malt Whisky 10 Year Old...$99.99
Single Barrel
Only 117 bottles made for the world
Single Sherry Barrel produced:  Made with pure Finnish barley malt and fresh groundwater from the Salpausselkä ridge. Ex-sherry cask directly from Spanish sherry producers.


Teerenpeli Single Malt Whisky 12 Year Old...$109.99
Single Barrel
Only 63 bottles made for the world
Family owned Teerenpeli Distillery was established in 2002. Before that Teerenpeli had experience in post maturating products in smaller casks imported from Scotland. Today the distillery is the biggest distillery in Finland, producing over 100,000 litres of new spirit per year. Traditional pot still distilling equipment, purchased from Scotland, is used.




Teerenpeli Kaski Single Malt Whisky...$89.99
100% Sherry cask
Traditionally in agriculture before farming the first thing was to slash and burn the ground to produce KASKI (swidden). This also gives the name to the whisky, KASKI the first phase of cultivation – a new beginning.
KASKI has matured only in selected sherry casks, so it has a color of roasted brown sugar. The scent has notes of fruitiness and a light peat. The taste is smooth, grain-like and rich. Teerenpeli Distillery’s typical spicy aftertaste combines raisin-like fruit cake. KASKI whisky is ideal avec drink.


Teerenpeli Pyygin Gin...$47.99
Finland


PyyGin is well balanced craft distilled gin with lovely citrus taste in the finish.   Teerenpeli distillery uses ten different botanicals in PyyGin. The unique taste combination of juniper berries and aroma hops with local birch leaves and lingonberry go together perfectly.   The distillation in real pot still unites the flavors for this superb gin. The name PyyGin is derived from the Teerenpeli owner last name Pyysing. 


Order some online

Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek

No longer online
About 4 bottles left at Forsyth, New Ballas, and Ballwin - no more reservations at this point, come and get it.

Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek....$13.99 / 375ml
Bottled October 10th, 2018
Best before October 26, 2038

It is amusing that it has a best before date of 20 years and 16 days?
Why the 16 days?

Friday, November 15, 2019

Raen Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Royal St. Robert



2017 Raen Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Royal St. Robert...$59.99
The 2017 Pinot Noir Royal St. Robert is absolutely gorgeous. A wild array of floral and savory notes make a strong opening statement. Expressive and multi-faceted, the Royal St. Robert is positively dazzling from the very first taste. The interplay of fruit, whole cluster savoriness and structure results in a captivating Pinot that has more than enough pedigree to reward a number of years of cellaring. This is a brilliant showing. Wow!
Rated 94/100 Vinous Media

Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge




2017 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge...$69.98
A dark and winey style, offering a mix of plum, black currant and black cherry notes, infused with black tea, fruitcake and anise accents. Solidly built, vibrant and energetic from start to finish, this carries copious fruit easily through the lengthy finish. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Counoise. Best from 2020 through 2040. 3,500 cases imported. — JM
Rated 95/100 Wine Spectator
The 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape is another sunny, beautifully Provençal effort that has a huge nose of garrigue, raw steak, leather, truffle, and peppery spice. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and balanced, it’s not a massive Beaucastel yet it has a classic, Provençal, incredibly satisfying style that will benefit from 4-6 years of bottle age and keep for two decades.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck
At Beaucastel the Grenache and Cinsault are fermented in cement while the Syrah and Mourvèdre are fermented in foudre. The result features finely pixellated fruits of the forest on the nose, with a full-bodied but mightily fresh and lively palate. The Mourvèdre element is strong this year, bringing vibrancy and power. It's firmly savoury, very dry and dramatic. A very tannic year has produced a seriously structured Beaucastel for the long term.
Drinking Window 2022 - 2030
Rated 95/100 Decanter Magazine
The full-bodied, dense 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape seems a bit closed at the moment, but Asian five spice powder still brings plenty of complexity and nuance to the rich, dark fruit aromas and flavors. Multidimensional, layered and long, this is another terrific vintage for Beaucastel's main cuvée, perhaps falling just slightly behind the 2016 and 2018.
Rated 93-95/100 The Wine Advocate

Perennial Abraxas



Perennial Abraxas Stout...$19.99 / 750ml
Officially no limit, but we reserve the right to limit based on demand
Confirmations could take some time.
You have 7 days to pick up you order or it will go back out for sale

An American Imperial Stout brewed to accentuate the sweet chocolate character and aged on Kakao cacao nibs, vanilla beans, freshly ground cinnamon sticks and ancho chile peppers.



Forsyth - in stock now
Rock Hill - will get reservations sent over later today
New Ballas -- tomorrow at 9am.
Chesterfield -- tomorrow at 9am.

Founders CBS



more in stock



Founders CBS...$20.99 / 4pk 12oz bottles


MAPLE SYRUP BOURBON BARREL-AGED COFFEE CHOCOLATE STOUT
2019
CBS was born when we stumbled upon some bourbon barrels that had previously housed maple syrup. We opted to put the same base beer as KBS, an imperialized version of Breakfast Stout, in the maple barrels and, after one taste, we knew we had something special. Rich maple syrup, roasted coffee and velvety chocolate meld together in what can only be described as a transcendental drinking experience.

Firestone Walker XXIII Anniversary Ale


Firestone Walker XXIII Anniversary Ale...$11.99 / 12oz


More in stock -- no limit now!


North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve 2017




North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve 2017...$19.99
Bourbon Barrel Aged
Old Stock Cellar Reserve 2017 is a small batch, limited release that has been aged in bourbon barrels. The aging process gives this world-class beer added layers of complexity and flavor. Bottled in a 500 ml bottle with a crown and capsule finish, it is a memorable drink that should be enjoyed as a unique offering.
ABV: 13.6%

Surly Brewing Coffee Bender

Back in stock

Surly Brewing Coffee Bender...$8.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
BREWED FOR: PAIRING THE TWO BEST THINGS.
REFRESHES LIKE AN ICED-COFFEE, IS AROMATIC AS A BAG OF WHILE BEANS AND SATISFIES LIKE YOUR FAVORITE BEER.
Guatemalan coffee, roasted locally, added to Bender, our oatmeal brown ale. Coldpress coffee aromas, intense coffee flavors balanced by the oats in the malt bill, resulting in a cappuccino-like creaminess.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Paltrinieri Radice Lambrusco -- 95 points



2018 Paltrinieri Radice Lambrusco...$19.99
$24 suggested retail
One of the best Lambruscos out there, this delicious, vibrant wine opens with enticing scents of wild red berry, yellow stone fruit, citrus blossom and a yeasty, comforting whiff of pastry dough. Made by carrying out the secondary fermentation in the bottle, the dry, delicious palate delivers pink grapefruit, crushed strawberry and tangerine alongside crisp acidity and a saline note.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast



All native yeasts. "Metodo Ancestrale“
Radice.. “Rifermentation in bottle is the oldest bottling method in the Emilia Romagna region and its name is “ancestral method”. 

Southside Alchemy Bloody Mary Mix


Made local!

Tasting this Saturday with Southside Alchemy
Saturday 11/16 from noon-2

The Wine and Cheese Place
9755 Manchester Road, Rock Hill MO 63119



Southside Alchemy Sweat and Tears Bloody Mary Mix...$12.99 / liter
This Bloody Mary Mix was concocted to deliver the perfect combination of heat, flavor and complete lack of weekend motivation


Made fresh in South St. Louis!!!

Friday Night Flight:





Friday Night Flight:
New Arrivals @ the (In)Famous Bar



Three 3/4 oz pours for only $15.00!!


Friday November 15th from 11am - 6:30pm at our Forsyth location in Clayton only

  • George Remus Straight Bourbon Repeal Reserve #3 50% abv 
  • Michter's Toasted Barrel Finish Sour Mash Whiskey 43% abv 
  • Beam "Little Book" Straight Bourbon 2019 Release 61.30% abv

Liqueur tasting





Darko Latinovic of Darna International
Featuring Liqueurs from Croatia

Saturday November 16th
11am-2pm

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton Mo



Since 1925, the Latinovic family has been producing quality liqueurs and spirits in Croatia. Darko is the 3rd generation involved in the family business, finally bringing their wares to the U.S. market.
He will be pouring three different spirits from their portfolio as well as mixing a few cocktails.

  • Orahovac Walnut Liqueur
  • Amaro
  • Cokoladni Liker (Chocolate custard liqueur)

Wine Tasting - Chesterfield location



Chesterfield location
Open House Wine Tasting!
Taste great new releases we just received!


This Friday, November 15th
4-6:30 PM


Let us know you are coming - sign up here.  It is free, quick and easy!


Scheduled to taste

  • 2018 Horgelus Côtes Gascogne de Blanc....$9.99
  • 2016 Comte de Langeron Coteaux Bourguignons Blanc...$19.99
  • 2017 Heritage Familial Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge...$15.99
  • 2018 Heritage Familial Bordeaux Blanc...$15.99
  • 2018 Medimer Marselan Rose...$13.99
  • 2016 Château Pineraie "Cuvée des Dames" Cahors...$14.99
  • 2017 Le Grand Valmal Cotes du Rhone Villages Vieilles Vignes...$16.99
  • 2018 Château Haut Claribes Bordeaux Superieur...$19.99
  • Domaine Collin Cremant de Limoux Brut....$19.99
  • 2017 Les Darons Languedoc...$16.99
  • 2017 Bench Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County...$19.99
  • 2016 Leaping Horse Red Blend....$9.99

Bordeaux Wine Class

Wine Class!

2016 Bordeaux Wine Class
Featuring our own Aaron Zwicker and Dave Davis
(with a combined over 40 years of wine experience in St. Louis!)

Thursday, December 5th 7:00-8:30pm
The Wine and Cheese Place (Forsyth Tasting Room)
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO

$35 per person
Limited to 12 guests
Reservations required


Click here to sign up now

2016 was another classic year in Bordeaux,even after 2014 & 2015, two well-reviewed vintages.
We’re featuring our favorite, affordable and age-worthy wines from this great vintage.

“The 2016 vintage in Bordeaux will surely be seen as a high point of this decade, though the 2015s are very close in overall quality.“
Bordeaux writer Neal Martin of Vinous Media


Here are a few of the wines we are pouring. Complete lineup to be announced soon

  • 2017 Heritage Familial White
  • 2016 Chateau Meyney -- Rated 96/100
  • 2016 Smith Haut Lafitte  -- Rated 98/100
  • 2016 Chateau La Fleur Rouge Saint-Emilion
  • 2016 Chateau Fontenil Fronsac (Michel Rolland)
  • 2016 Le Petit Haut Lafitte (Smith Haut-Lafitte)
  • 2016 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

Info on a few of the wines....


2016 Smith Haut Lafitte...$154.99
A brilliant wine, one of the best ever at this property. Straight from the first nose you feel an added dimension and aromatic complexity to this bottle. The diversity of flavours tumbles out on the attack, from brambled autumnal fruits to tighter, fresher black cherry and cassis notes. The body is deeply coloured, full of life and pleasure, with rich, deep cassis and high but generous alcohol that's not intrusive but showing through in the smooth texture. It was great En primeur and is even better today. 1% Petit Verdot finishes the blend.
98/100 The Wine Advocate
98/100 Vinous
98/100 Decanter
97/100 The Wine Spectator


2016 Chateau Meyney St. Estephe....$39.99
The 2016 Meyney is a bold, powerful wine. Tobacco, menthol, chocolate, spice and torrefaction notes all add shades of darkness. Meyney is potent and quite broad in feel, and yet everything is very nicely balanced. Although not especially subtle, Meyney delivers the goods, and then some
Rated 96/100 James Suckling
Rated 93/100 Vinous Media
2016 Le Petit Haut Lafitte...$39.99
The 2016 Le Petit Haut Lafitte is a fabulous second wine from Smith Haut Lafitte. Inky blue/purplish berry fruit, lavender, menthol, licorice and cloves give the Petit Haut Lafitte its striking aromatic complexity. Deep, resonant and exquisitely layered, the 2016 is a real joy to taste. I would cellar it for another year or two. The 2016 has enough depth and pedigree to develop beautifully for the next 10-15 years.
Rated 94/100 Vinous Media
Rated 94/100 Wine Enthusiast



2016 Fontenil Fronsac
The 2016 Fontenil has a well-defined bouquet of red currant and cranberry fruit, crushed rose petals and light peppery aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berries, a fine bead of acidity and quite a persistent finish. Certainly one of the more elegant Fontenils that I have tasted. Superb.
Rated 92/100 Vinous Media
Rated 91/100 Wine Advocate

Sleight of Hand Cellars and Magician - Mr. Joshua Weidner


Magician Joshua Weidner together with a wine tasting!







A Magical Tasting 

- Sleight of Hand Cellars and Magician - Mr. Joshua Weidner
Join us for something truly extraordinary 

and unique on December 7th from 6:30-8pm.
$60 per person

reservations required - click here to sign up

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435, Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton, MO, 63105


Limited to 20 guests, this intimate event will pair great wine with close-up magic!

We will be tasting several of the offerings from acclaimed Washington State Sleight of Hand Cellars . If you don't know much about Walla Walla Washington wines, this is the producer to try. They achieved cult-like status after just their first year of bottling but have kept their prices accessible.


We will be tasting at least 4 offerings from Sleight of Hand and one other wine to round out the tasting. 2 oz tasting pour of each. Confirmed wines so far:

  • 2018 Magician Riesling 
  • 2016 Spellbinder Red 
  • 2017 Enchantress Chardonnay 
  • 2014 Archimage Red 

Magician Joshua Weidner will be on hand to perform mind-bending illusions and close-up tricks. He is well known in the area for his fantastic illusions.


If you want to learn about these wines prior to the event, this podcast is an entertaining introduction to the winery, winemaking and philosophy of Sleight of Hand  - click to here to see the podcast



Cheese and charcuterie will accompany the wines and performance.

KSHE 95 Classic Pale Ale


Goose Island KSHE 95 Classic Pale Ale...$8.99 / 6pk

Surly Abrasive Double IPA




Surly Abrasive Double IPA...$13.99 / 4pk cans
BREWED FOR: MORE HOPS. MORE, MORE, MORE.
A MASSIVE DOSE OF CITRA HOPS LAUNCHES OUR LEGENDARY DOUBLE IPA (MINNESOTA’S FIRST, AND A NOD TO OUR ABRASIVES FACTORY ORIGIN) INTO THE HOPHEAD STRATOSPHERE.
We originally brewed this beer at the end of 2008 to bid farewell to growler sales, only to underestimate the demand for the first double IPA in Minnesota. We brewed the beer again in spring 2009 and the rest is IPA history. Also history: 16 Grit, the beer’s first handle and a size of abrasive grit used at the old abrasives factory that houses the original Surly mothership in Brooklyn Center.

Surly Darkness Imperial Stout 2019




sold out

Surly Darkness Russian Imperial Stout 2019...$19.99 / 750ml

1 per person

98 Point Chianti

Check this one out!
98 Point Chianti Classico Riserva under $40!!!!


2015 Castello di Bossi Berardo Chianti Classico Riserva...$34.99
10% mix/match case discount available!
The floral aromas are so enticing with rose petals and lavender, which follow through to a full body with beautiful density of fruit. A long and complete finish. The best Chianti Classico ever made here in living memory. Even better than the 1961. Drink or hold.
Rated 98/100 James Suckling
Only one 2015 Chianti scored higher and it sells for $175 plus!