Friday, September 20, 2019

Beer Tasting Tonight at Forsyth

Beer Tasting Tonight!

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO

  • 2nd Shift Bridge Blood Orange
  • Rockwell Brewing Monty Foeder Lager
  • Jester King Wunderkind
  • Deschutes Fresh Haze
  • 18th Street Brewing Rise of the Angles DIPA
  • Pampelonne Negroni

Plus two wines
Plus Game of Thrones Scotches

Wine Tasting

Wine tasting tonight at all 4 locations!
Two featured wine!
Friday 9/20

2017 Penya Rouge Cotes Catalanes...$11.99
Importer Dan Kravitz commented that the blend of the 2017 Côtes Catalanes was his favorite to date, and he's been doing this cuvée since 1991. Made from 45% Grenache 33% Carignan 11% Syrah and 11% Mourvèdre, it has a beautifully pure bouquet of cassis, ground pepper, violets, and spice. Juicy, medium to full-bodied, rounded, and textured on the palate, it's going to be another terrific vintage for this wine, as well as a smoking value.
Rated 90-92/100 Wine Advocate

2016 Louis Hauller Pinot Blanc...$7.99 / Liter (screwcap)
Was $15.99
100% Pinot Blanc

Manual harvest. Sourced from granite-based terroirs.Vines average 20+ years in age.
Bone dry. Offers a primary nose of fresh white and yellow fruit, with hints of white flowers. Round, yet crisp and well balanced.
Serve With: Excellent with simple white meat and fish dishes, as well as egg (omelets, quiche) and cheese (Gruyere) based preparations.

The Macallan Estate Reserve

In stock now
Best price in the country, as usual :)

The Macallan Estate Reserve...$219.99 / bottle
Compare to Total Wine and More at $229.99
Next lowest on Wine-Searcher is $244.99
The Macallan Estate Reserve forms part of The 1824 Collection and is a classic style of Macallan that includes a parcel of specially selected casks to deliver great richness and intensity.

Taste 8 different GOT Single Malt Scotches


Very Special Scotch Tasting!

Taste all 8 Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotches
with Dave Davis, our liquor manager

September 20th from 4pm-6pm
(we have 1 bottle of each to taste until gone)
The Wine and Cheese Place -- Forsyth
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO

Please let us know you are joining us -- click here to sign up

  • Game of Thrones Oban "Night's Watch"...$55.99
  • Game of Thrones Lagavulin 9 Year Old "House of Lannister"...$63.99
  • Game of Thrones Dalwhinnie "House Stark"....$39.99
  • Game of Thrones Talisker "House Greyjoy"....$44.99
  • Game of Thrones Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old "House Baratheon"...$59.99
  • Game of Thrones Clynelish Reserve "House Tyrell"....$59.99
  • Game of Thrones Cardhu "House Targaryen"....$39.99
  • Game of Thrones Singleton "House Tully"...$29.99

In stock now - you can order them online if you like to reserve for pick up.

The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve Single Malt Scotch

Great Price!

The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve Single Malt Scotch....$29.99
We are the lowest price in the country on Wine-Searcher

Compare to Total Wine and More at $59.99
The combination of different Vintages aged in a variety of casks creates a balance of mature experience and vibrant youth. The oldest constituent brings mellow oak and dried fruits; the greatest proportion adds soft, mature, sweet vanilla; the more youthful add exuberance and lemon citrus, creating a sharp and uplifting taste.

Very limited Cote Rotie!

Northern Rhone Rarities from Rosenthal Imports
The 2016 Vintage marks our second year working with Xavier Gerard's Cote Rotie and first time ever having Bernard Levet's (now Famille Levet as his daughter Agnes has taken over) Cote Rotie Chavaroche on the shelf. While Cote Rotie, the Roasted Slope, often produces wines of a massive scale, these two producers are focused on the purity of their fruit and elegance over power. Don't miss a chance to try a couple of Cote Rotie's most sought after and elegant wines.

2016 Xavier Gerard Cote Rotie....$69.99
Deep bright-hued magenta. Mineral-accented blackberry, cherry, olive paste and violet aromas pick up mineral and smoked meat flourishes as the wine opens up. Shows very good energy on the palate, offering sappy, spice-tinged black and blue fruit flavors and hints of floral pastilles, licorice and cracked pepper. The floral note carries through a youthfully chewy and persistent finish, which leaves a vibrant mineral note behind.
Rated 93/100 Vinous Media
The Côte-Rôtie is a blend of Mollard (near the Côte-Blonde), La Viallière, La Brosse and La Landonne.

2016 Famille Levet Cote Rotie Chavaroche...$79.99 
(we have a single magnum as well $179.99)
Small production - only 200 cases made
Dark purple. Smoke- and spice-accented dark berry, cherry liqueur and cured meat scents show excellent clarity and a building floral topnote. Concentrated but energetic blackberry, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors pick up candied violet and olive notes on the back half. In a distinctly old-school style but not at all rustic. Finishes chewy, sweet and extremely long, with steadily building tannins adding shape and youthful grip.
Rated 95/100 Vinous Media

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Ashes & Diamonds

Impressive wines from some of the top winemakers in California

Ashes & Diamonds, opened this fall, is the brainchild of Kashy Khaledi, son of Darioush Khaledi (owner of Darioush Winery, also in Napa Valley, since 1997)....Khaledi, 41, came across the film Ashes and Diamonds years ago, when he was hitting a creative wall at Capitol Records. “As one tends to do in those situations, you take yourself out of the work and noodle into corners of inspiration,” he tells Vogue. “Then I watched the movie and was emotionally pulverized.” Shortly after seeing the 1958 Polish war film, Khaledi gave his notice at Capitol and went to work developing Ashes & Diamonds Winery.
Khaledi coordinated the winery and its impressive cast in the same way a hit album might come together. He enlisted some of Northern California’s most high-profile winemakers, Steve Matthiasson (of Matthiasson Wines, winner of Winemaker of The Year from the San Francisco Chronicle) and Dan Petroski (of Massican and Larkmead), to craft the wines. (Petroski made some of the first vintages and has since left the project, but the talented Diana Snowden Seysses, also the winemaker at Snowden Vineyards, has now filled his shoes.) In addition to growing fruit on his own estate in the Oak Knoll district, Khaledi is also working with some of the top winegrowers, like Bart and Daphne Araujo, for his wines. Brian Roettinger, who most famously designed the album cover for Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail, designed the labels. To helm the food program at the winery, Khaledi hired chef Emma Sears, formerly at Scribe- Vogue
In stock at Rock Hill now.  Order online for pick up at other locations

2016 Ashes & Diamonds Blanc No 2....$44.99
Winemaker: Steve Matthiasson (Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Spottswoode, Araujo and Dalla Valle)
Blanc No 2 is a fully ripe and textured, yet bright, zesty and supremely age-worthy blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon from two carefully-chosen vineyards in Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll District and Yountville.

The 2016 Blanc No. 2 is bright, chiseled and finely cut, with terrific energy and tons of personality driving citrus, mineral and floral notes. There is plenty to like in this energetic, taut white from Ashes & Diamonds.
Rated 92/100 Vinous Media

2015 Ashes & Diamonds Cabernet Franc No 2....$71.99
Winemaker: Steve Matthiasson
ASHES & DIAMONDS’ Cabernet Franc is a naturally restrained, balanced wine with subtle power and aromatic finesse that comes from the volcanic, clay and sandy loam soils of select vineyards in Napa Valley’s cooler south side (Los Carneros, Oak Knoll District and Yountville).

2016 Ashes & Diamonds Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hen Vineyard No 1...$84.99
Winemaker: Diana Snowden (Araujo, Ramey,Leflaive, Dujac, Snowden)
Red Hen Vineyard is another of Bart and Daphne Araujo’s biodynamically farmed sites. The property sits in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, located in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains, across Highway 29 from A&D Vineyard. With well-draining gravel and cobblestones suspended in alluvial silt and clay, the soil here acts like a sponge, naturally pulling rainwater down from the mountains and requiring little to no irrigation. It also encourages fine tannins and finesse in the resulting wines. Red Hen’s Cabernets have a quiet power, poise and impressive length with silky, weightless tannins that are the hallmark of this benchland site.)
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Mountain Peak Vineyard No. 1, from a site on Atlas Peak, is one of the most complete wines in this range. Layered, aromatically expressive and vibrant, the 2016 is very nicely balanced. Understated, as all these wines are, but with good depth and plenty of nuance, the 2016 offers real character and tons of personality.
Rated 92/100 Vinous Media

2015 Ashes & Diamonds Grand Vin No 2....$84.99
Winemaker: Dan Petroski (Larkmead, Massican, DuMol)
ASHES & DIAMONDS’ Grand Vin is a wine of finesse and elegance that maintains fresh red and blue fruit flavors while exalting secondary characteristics of spice and herbal tones. The blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc comes from 30-year-old vines grown in gravelly clay loam at ASHES & DIAMONDS Estate Vineyard in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley.

Ole Smoky Moonshine Pickles

Dill Pickles soaking in Moonshine!

Ole Smoky Moonshine Pickles...$19.99
40 proof
There's not a Bloody Mary in the world that can’t be improved by a little bit of dill pickle. That’s why we created our Moonshine Pickles, a perfect dill pickle, pickled in our moonshine. Firm, crunchy and dill-icious, you can munch on it and then have a dill pickle shot to follow.

Olive and Sinclair Candy

Slow-roasted and stone ground in small batches, select single origin beans are combined with pure brown sugar for a smooth and robust flavor unique to Southern Artisan Chocolate™.
Our combination of traditional methods, modern European technique and classic Southern flavors make Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co. the NEW old-fashioned chocolate.

Olive and Sinclair Duck Fat Caramels...$18.99 / 5oz box
The original Duck Fat Caramels were literally born behind the duck blind. This rooted American pastime inspires each batch of caramelized cane sugar and rich duck fat for a perfectly seasoned, mouthwatering caramel. Please enjoy this uniquely savory tasty treat, brought to you by your friends at Olive & Sinclair!
Garden & Gun Made In The South 2014 Award Winner

Olive and Sinclair Bourbon Nib Brittle...$14.99 / 6oz box
Our Bourbon Nib Brittle is made by aging our cacao beans, "nibs" in select small batch bourbon barrels from our friends at Corsair Distillery. Taste the nuance of some of the south's finest bourbons combined with caramelized, buttery brittle, for a unique southern twist on a classic confection. It is a surefire hit for any bourbon lover and sure to convert any Bourbon non-believer! A bite without the burn!
2014 GOLD WINNER for BEST CONFECTION by Specialty Food

Olive and Sinclair Muzzle Loaders Salted Bourbon Caramels...$17.99 / 4oz
Our version of a Bourbon Ball, a classic southern confection.
Chocolate spheres filled with LIQUID SALTED BOURBON CARAMEL!
You gotta go all-in, ONE BITE - or things might get a little messy!

Prairie Artisan Ales Blueberry Boyfriend

Prairie Artisan Ales Blueberry Boyfriend....$9.49 / 4pk cans
5.4 percent ABV sour ale brewed with blueberries and lemon zest

Prairie Artisan Ales Rainbow Sherbet...$9.49 / 4pk cans
Sour ale with Rainbow Sherbet Flavors

  • Fresh batch of cans
  • Lower price too!
  • Canned September 10th
Prairie Artisan Ales Phantasmagoria...$9.49 / 4pk cans
West Coast Style IPA
Phantasmagoria is an IPA that is low in malt flavors, but high in hops. We brew this beer as a nood to the big hoppy beers of the west coast. We use loads of citrusy and piney hops at the end of the boil and in the fermenter to make this beer a hop experience.

Prairie Artisan Ales Basic Becky Imperial Stout

Prairie Artisan Ales Basic Becky Imperial Stout...$7.49 / 12oz
Imperial Stout with pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, coriander, clove, and caraway
11% ABV

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Rye Whiskey Class!

Whiskey Classes
with our whiskey expert, Dave Davis

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105
In our new tasting room!

Class is limited to 14 guests
includes 6 different whiskies, cheese & charcuterie
plus advice for the lovelorn.
Reservations required
Click here to sign up.
Your card will be charged with confirmation.
No refunds.

Wednesday, September 25th from 6pm-8pm
Oh My, That's a Lotta Rye
$35 per person

All bottles will be available for sale at the end of the class for those that attend

Taste during this class ---

  • Kentucky Owl 10 Year Old Rye Batch #3...$179.99
  • High West Yippee Ki Yay Rye...$74.99
  • Still 630 Rally Point Straight Rye...$31.99
  • Barrel Rye Cask Strength...$74.99
  • Lot No. 40 Canadian Rye...$42.99
  • Pikesville Straight Rye...$44.99

We will have bottles for sale at the end of the class.
Everyone that attends will be able to purchase a bottle of Kentucky Owl to take home if they would like to.

Tasting Bar Flights!

This week’s flight at 
The Wine And Cheese Place in Chesterfield/Ballwin! 
14748 Clayton Road Ballwin MO

Three 10 year Bourbons for $14 . Available now - 
Ends this Saturday Sept. 21st
  • Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Bourbon
  • Barrell Bourbon 10 Year Old Cask Strength
  • Four Roses TWCP Single Barrel OESK 10 Year Old

(IN)Famous Bar Flight of the Week - Forsyth in Clayton

"Finish Them!!!"-  3 Top Cask Finished Bourbons
These three bottlers took the Cobra Kai's sensei's advice and finished their whiskeys in a assortment of fortified wine and beer barrels for extra complexity. We are pouring these three whiskys in our weekly flight for the low, low price of $9 for 3 3/4 ounce pours. Come on over to our tasting bar and try 'em...and remember, you're the best around, nothing's gonna ever keep you down.

Amador Whiskey Company Double Barrel Bourbon 43.20% abv
Distilled in Kentucky and finished in Napa wine barrels

Belle Meade Bourbon Madeira Cask Finish 45% abv
Distilled in Indiana, aged & bottled in Tennessee

J. Rieger Straight Bourbon 6 Year  "Private Stock" 60.6 % abv
Bottled for the Wine & Cheese Place , Finished in a Side Project Beer barrel

4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout

4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout...$9.99 / 6pk CANS
"Our Chocolate milk stout pours black as the night sky with aromas of dark chocolate, chocolate malt, and more chocolate. With a frothy tan head and a rich velvety mouthfeel our Chocolate milk stout is a perfect addition to the change of seasons. Brewed with over 3 pounds of cocoa nibs per barrel this beer is a chocolate lovers dream!" -- label

Naked Grouse Blended Malt Scotch

In stock now at Forsyth

Naked Grouse Blended Malt Scotch...$30.99
Made from a selection of Malt Whiskies including Highland Park and Macallan – matured in first-fill and refill American and European oak casks, and then finished in first-fill oloroso Sherry butts for a further six months.

Convention said Blended Malt matured and got its flavour from pre-used Bourbon casks. This got us thinking, what if instead we used first-fill sherry casks to add another layer of rich and fruity flavour to our unique blend of single malts? These are casks that have never held whisky, Naked Casks we call them. This liberating leap into the unknown didn’t just work, it was a joyful exuberance of flavour, that changed the possibilities of whisky enjoyment!

In fact from this sprung a whole ‘Live Naked’ ethos, celebrating freedom; that liberating moment of release when you drop the act and can get back to the real you, the Naked you. Tie off, bra off, laptop shut!

Naked Grouse gives you the freedom to enjoy things your way. It’s best for those liberating moments when only a blended malt will do.

Live differently… Live Naked!

2018 Beaujolais

It looks like 2018 is shaping up to be another epic vintage across France. The barrel samples of Bordeaux are extremely highly thought of, all accounts from Burgundy are predicting an outstanding year for both Reds and Whites and the Rhone continues its hot streak for both the North ad South. While we have to wait at least another year for any of those wines to hit the market we have a couple of outstanding 2018 Beajoulais on the shelf right now. Get a sneak peak at the next vintage of the century!

Let's kick things off with what may the best value of the Vintage.

2018 Jean Marc Burgaud Les Vignes de Lantignie Beaujolais Villages....$12.99

There are fully 27,000 bottles of Burgaud's 2018 Beaujolais-Villages Les Vignes de Lantignié, a superb wine that bursts from the glass with an expressive bouquet of cherries, mulberries, smoked meats and dark chocolate. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and fleshy, with juicy acids, good concentration and a flavorful finish. This saw a mere seven days maceration, and the resulting wine represents incredible value.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

2018 Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly...$27.99
The 2018 Côte de Brouilly is still a little closed after its recent bottling, but it's a promising wine in the making, unwinding in the glass with scents of cherries, plums, licorice and rich soil tones, complemented by floral top notes that blossom as the wine sits in the glass. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, broad and satiny, with a textural, enveloping profile, a deep and voluminous core, ripe but succulent acids and powdery structuring tannins.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

2018 Thevenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes....$34.99
The 2018 Morgon Vieilles Vignes bursts from the glass with a high-toned bouquet of red cherries, rose petals and orange rind. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and elegant, with lively acids, melting tannins and a succulent core of fruit. This is a charming rendition of a cuvée that's routinely among the appellation's most elegant, and it's already drinking well. Thévenet told me that there will be two bottlings, the wine reviewed here being the first of them.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

2018 Marcel Lapierre Morgon....$31.99
The methods at Lapierre are just as revolutionary as they are traditional; the detail and precision with which they work is striking and entirely different from the mass-produced majority of Beaujolais on the market today. Decomposed granite comprises most of their eleven hectares, and the vines are an average of 45 years of age. Grapes are picked at the last possible moment to obtain the ripest fruit, which is a trademark of the estate style. The Lapierres age their wines on fine lees for at least nine months in oak foudres and fûts ranging from three to thirteen years old. These wines are the essence of Morgon: bright, fleshy fruit with a palatable joie de vivre that was undoubtedly inherited from their creator.

2018 Marcel Lapierre Morgon Cuvee MMXVIII...$49.99
This very special Cuvée is only produced only in the best years,  It is  made from 100-year old vines, mostly from the Cote de Py.  It is reminiscent of Burgundy!  

New Ballas - September 28th

New Ballas Customer Appreciation Tasting is next!
September 28th - Saturday from 1pm-4pm

Open House Wine Tasting!
Please let us know if you are planning to attend so we can prepare the right amount of snacks for the event.

click here to sign up

We are starting to populate the list for the tasting
here are some of the wines and spirits for the tasting
more to be added...

  • Stags leap Investor
  • Etude Pinot Noir
  • Matua Sauv Blanc
  • Scharffenberger Brut
  • Scharffenberger brut Rose
  • Roederer Anderson Valley
  • Roederer Brut Premier
  • Mastro Janni Brunello
  • Antonutti Pinot Grigio
  • La Spinona Chardonnay
  • La Spinona Barberesco
  • Mombruzzo Pinot Noir
  • Anselmo Vermouth
  • Elena Walch Schiava
  • Salvard Cheverny Blanc
  • Rickshaw Chardonnay
  • Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Virginia Distillery
  • Cheongsam Tea Liqueur
  • Redwood Empire Spirits
  • 1220 canned cocktails
list subject to change without notice.

We had a great turnout at our Rock Hill and Forsyth events!
Thank you!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Compass Box Whiskey Class

Compass Box Whiskey Class
with our whiskey expert, Dave Davis

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105
In our new tasting room!

Class is limited to 18 guests

includes 6 different whiskies, cheese & charcuterie
Reservations required - click here to sign up
Your card will be charged with confirmation.
No refunds.

Wednesday, October 30th
We will taste 6 compass box whiskeys....

This is a great opportunity to taste a few of their very rare releases and 4 from their "classic" selections
  1. Compass Box The Circle ($144.99) **
  2. Compass Box Affinity ($125.99)  **
  3. TBA
  4. TBA
  5. TBA
  6. TBA
** we only have 1 bottle left of these two, none will be for sale that night.  We just wanted to share some limited whiskey with more friends of the store!

Some info about the two limited releases
Compass Box The Circle
The Circle is based around a parcel of fruity and creamy single malt from the Tamdhu Distillery in Speyside. This is supported by malt whisky from the Clynelish Distillery. A touch of peated malt whisky from an Orkney distillery and a small proportion of a French oak-finished blended malt whisky complete the recipe.

Compass Box Affinity
We have been blending Calvados with Scotch whisky at home and in our blending room for years. The flavour combination is classic: apples and spice riffing off dried fruits and vanilla. When we were able to source Calvados of the right quality, and in enough quantities, we decided to share our private experiments with the world.