Saturday, December 3, 2011

Very rare 2007 vintage!!!!

This should go fast if people are up this early...

2007 Goose Island Bourbon County Stout....$4.99 / 12oz btl

sold out

Friday, December 2, 2011

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout

Bourbon County Stout - Limit 1 - 4pk per person

We are sold out

Reserve online Goose Island Bourbon County Stout....$19.99 4pk

Brewmasters Notes:
Brewed in honor of the 1000th batch at our original Clybourn brewpub. A liquid as dark and dense as a black hole with thick foam the color of a bourbon barrel. The nose is an intense mix of charred oak, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and smoke. One sip has more flavor than your average case of beer. A great cigar beer.

Recipe Information:
Style: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Alcohol by Volume: 13%
International Bitterness Units: 60
Color: Midnight
Hops: Willamette
Malt: 2-Row, Munich, Chocolate, Caramel, Roast Barley, Debittered Black

Serving Suggestions:
Preferred Glass: Snifter
Preferred Serving Temperature: 40ยบ
Food Pairings: Flourless Chocolate Cake
Cheese Pairings: Capriole Bourbon Chocolate Torte
Cellaring Notes: Develops in the bottle for up to 5 years

World Beer Cup Recognition:
Judging Category: Barrel Aged Beer
2006: Gold Medal

Perennial Peace Offering

Perennial Peace Offering arrives at The Wine and Cheese Place

"Peace offering is an American Brown Ale, brewed with a few hundred pounds of maple roasted Missouri Squash.  We hope you enjoy our take on autumn and that the flavors remind you of the many great offerings that come with this distinctively wonderful season." - label

Our barrel of Elijah Craig is here!!!

Available online also

Elijah Craig 12 Year Old "TWCP Barrel"....$22.99

"Personally Selected by The Wine and Cheese Place"
We tasted a number of barrels with our staff and our customers and we chose the best barrel...

Here is the label made for us....

Elijah Craig 12 year old Bourbon.

"The aromas have a light touch, offering honey and caramel and cocoa in a straightforward, confident balance. The flavours follow on the palate, with a full, spicy finish that explodes with simple pleasures. Smooth, warm and comfortable, this a sweet sipping Whiskey that's best in a snifter-without ice or water".
Since 1789
The father of Bourbon.
Selected barrel Bourbon.
Aged 12 years in new charred oak barrels.
Barrels hand selected by the master distiller from choice middle-of-the-rickhouse location.
Silver Medal at the International Spirits Challenge 2001
Two double gold medals from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
"Best of Best" distinction among premium Bourbons in Whiskey Magazine's "Best of Best" tastings.

The barrel that this bourbon aged in for 12 years is now at Four Hands Brewing to be filled with Bona Fide Stout Russian Imperial Stout brewed with Goshen Espresso and Whole Vanilla Bean.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

W.H. Harrsion Bourbon in stock!


W.H. Harrison Governor's Reserve Bourbon...$53.99
in stock now!!

"Taste: Some strong depth on this Bourbon with the spice and the rye and rounded with refined sweetness. Governor’s Reserve has some delicate and well-thought elements that make it reminiscent of a fresh French pastry and German strudel but enough rye characteristic to not make it overly sweet. The luscious flavors and layers are so pronounced that while it is bold, it doesn’t come across to the tongue with the heat of most 114 proof spirits. However, it still allows those of us who enjoy barrel proof whiskies to appreciate its strength and structure." --

Green Flash Brewing Belgians

Two new Green Flash Beers Arrive

Trippel now in stock
Green Flash Trippel Ale....$7.99

Rich, pale malt flavors provide a solid base for zesty Styrian Golding and Czech Saaz hopping. Trappist ale yeast contributes the fruity, spicy profile of classic, monk-brewed, Belgian ales. Our Trippel is a luscious, fiery, golden brew and a contemporary rendition of traditional Belgian Trippel.

ALC. BY VOL. 9.7% | IBUS: 24

Green Flash Barleywine Style Ale....$5.49 / 22oz

A four hour boil intensifies the caramel malts and enormous Pacific Northwest hop charge. The result is a rich, estery brew with toffee notes and citrus hop flavors layered throughout. Enjoy fresh today or lay it down and see how the flavors of each vintage evolve.

ALC. BY VOL. 10.9% | IBUS: 85

Green Flash Le Freak™ Ale...$7.99 / 22oz

An ‘out of the box’ modern ale crafted by converging two beer styles, Belgian Trippel and American Imperial IPA. Dry-Hopped and Bottle-Conditioned – it’s a zesty brew with enticing American hop and fruity Belgian yeast aromatics.

ALC. BY VOL. 9.2% | IBUS: 101

Tin Mill is back...

Tin Mill Brewing from Hermann, Missouri

Tin Mill is back in stock and with new labels.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Boulevard new label

Boulevard Love Child gets approved -- here is a look at the label
hopefully we will see it here in St. Louis 

Top Beers of the Year 2011

The Wine Enthusiast Top Beers of the Year 2011

"The domestic craft beer boom is still in full swing, and there is a growing interest in imports. That’s what made the selection of our Top 25 Beers so difficult. The beers presented on the following pages are among the best-reviewed selections we tasted over the past 12 months, exhibiting extraordinary quality at prices that still represent affordable luxury. The list is all about balance—the balance of countries, brands, styles, prices and production sizes. This year’s Number One beer is a perfect balance of all the elements considered when compiling this list: high score, reasonable pricing, brand buzz, hot style and superb availability. In addition, however, you’ll discover a couple of high-scoring items here that might not be distributed to your area or are extremely limited in production; these are beer treasures that are definitely worth the hunt." -- The Wine Enthusiast

Here are the ones from the list that we stock at The Wine and Cheese Place

#1 is in stock now!
  • #1
    • 97

    Unibroue Don de Dieu

    1. Canada
    There’s a lot going on in this triple wheat ale, and it continues to evolve as it warms in the glass. The nose is heady and intense, as assertive aromas of orange, peach, white strawberry, yeast and spice mingle with hidden accents of barnyard and earth. The complexity continues in the mouth with a texture like liquid velvet: creamy but light and clean. The alcohol is remarkably balanced and the finish is dry and long, with an earthy spice flavor persisting throughout. — L.B.  (7/1/2011)  — 97

#2 Founders KBS  -- Seasonal -- not currently in stock
#3 Westmalle Tripel -- in stock now
#6 Stone Russian Imperial Stout -- Seasonal -- not currently in stock
#7 Rochefort 10 - in stock now
#9 New Belgium Ranger IPA - in stock now
#12 Samuel Smiths Pale Ale - in stock now
#16 Odell Friek - was just here and sold out now
#17 Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - in stock now
#23 Goose Island Fleur - in stock now

click here to see the full list

American Whiskey Class/Tasting this Thursday!

Taste some American made whiskey

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

Reservations are required - only about 4 seats left

Thursday, December 1  (6-7:30pm)
American Whiskey Class....$25 / per person
Brian Bauer Certified Specialist of Spirits will conduct the class

Here is what we plan to taste...check out this impressive list
William H.Harrison Governors Reserve
Elijah Craig 12yr "The Wine and Cheese Place Barrel"
Deaths Door White Dog
JJ Neukomm Whiskey
Hirsch 20yr Canadian Rye
Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey
Parkers Heritage Collection Bourbon Aged in Cognac Barrels
New Hollan Zeppelin Blend

Very limited Bourbon release....

Very limited Bourbon Release!

Parker's Heritage collection is a series of rare, limited edition American Whiskeys offered as a tribute to sixth-generation Master Distiller Parker Beam. 

Parker's Heritage Collection Bourbon Cognac Barrel Finished....$74.99

"True to his tradition of innovation, Heaven Hill Distilleries' 6th generation Master Distiller Parker Beam offers a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in Cognac Barrels, Select barrels of premium Bourbon, each aged 10 years, are transferred to 2 to 3 year old Limosin oak casks imported from France, in which Grande Champagne Cognac was aged. After nearly six months of aging, the Bourbon is infused with subtle notes of Cognac and is bottled at Cask Strength. Lack of chill filtering allows you to enjoy the natural taste and texture of this limited edition bottling, one you'll definitely want in your collection." -- back label

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Odell Friek is here

Odell Friek...$17.99 / 750ml

Limit one per person 


Please system don't crash  :)

Breakfast Stout

More Breakfast stout has arrived --- not putting it online for reservations -- it will be on the shelf first come --

Each of our stores is getting 2 cases today -- 

Founders Breakfast Stout..$9.49 /4pk
ABV = 8.3% and 60 IBUs
"The coffee lovers consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee, this stout has an intense fresh roasted java nose topped with a cinnamon colored frothy head that goes forever." -- Founders
"You’ve got to love coffee to truly appreciate this phenomenal brew. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee. We’re actually not sure if this is some type of coffee cake or a beer. Either way you can drink this ale with a fork. Breakfast Stout has an intense fresh roasted coffee nose topped with a cinnamon colored frothy head that seems to never fade and makes you wish breakfast could last forever. "
Rated 100 percentile on RateBeer (over 1,100 ratings)
Rated A on BeerAdvocate (over 1,100 ratings)

Riebeek from South Africa

A new South African winery arrives in St. Louis.....

2010 Riebeek Chardonnay....$11.99
This unoaked Chardonnay displays a brilliant green-gold color. The style is dry but fruity. The nose offers exceptional tropical aromas that follow through in the palate with a well-rounded finish of lingering citrus fruits. It is lovely with most entrees from crisp salads to creamy soups and chicken, whether served grilled or in a creamy sauce.

2010 Riebeek Pinotage....$11.99 
20% of a blending component called Mocha.
The flavors of this unique South African grape varietal are complex and exciting with ripe plum and fruitcake all beautifully integrated and then finished with subtle oak for a lingering aftertaste.
Lovely with rare beef, barbequed lamb and casseroles. This versatile lighter style of Pinotage is also a lovely combination with spicy chicken.

Cole's Canned Fish

Cole's Canned fish

Cole’s is the earth-friendly company dedicated to bringing you the finest, freshest foods from around the globe while preserving the delicate balance between nature and our own nutritional needs.

  • From our recycled packaging to selecting only all-natural products that meet our strict standards for sustainable farming and fishing methods, Cole’s brings you great gourmet taste with a conscience. Cole’s Fish have been carefully selected because…
  • Our trout are raised incorporating a semi-intensive farming method using a natural, closed-in stream that is constantly running and fed by pristine mountain springs. Every step is taken to make sure no chemicals enter the system and no “escapees” get away to threaten the local ecosystem.
  • Our mackerel are taken directly from the coastal waters off of Portugal using the line and hook method, to minimize the unintentional catch of other species. This traditional fishing method utilizes driftwood or other materials—even old rope—to catch a string of our prized mackerel.
  • Cole’s firmly believes in sustainable fishing practices, sound environmental stewardship, and in giving back to the farming and fishing communities who supply us to maintain their dedication to these same principles.

In stock now at Forsyth

Cole's Ventresca Tuna in Olive Oil 4.4oz Can

Regarded by some as the most luxurious tuna in the world, velvety Ventresca tuna comes from the belly of the fish and has delicious deep, buttery flavors.

Portuguese Sardines in Olive Oil 4.4oz can
Caught by local boats off the northern Portugal, these delicious sardines are sealed in pure olive oil.

Cole's Olive Oil Wild Mackerel 4.4oz can

Harvested using the traditional line and hook fishing method from the coastal waters of Portugal, this delicious ocean fish and is skinned, boned, and sealed with high-quality olive oil for maximum taste and freshness.

Cole's Smoked Rainbow Trout 3.2oz can

Our farm-raised rainbow trout is de-boned, then carefully smoked using aromatic apple wood and then packed in tins using high-quality olive oil to for freshness and delicate taste enhancement.

Cole's "School of Fish" Serving Tips
  • Enjoy it straight out of the tin!
  • Pour your favorite wine and relax with a fine cracker and cheese
  • As a complement to just about any salad with spinach, lettuce and greens
  • Blended with a mixture of herbs, chopped green onions, a bit of balsamic and a touch of mayo
  • As a topping for a truly gourmet pizza
  • In your favorite dish accompanying rice or pasta
  • Place the fish on top of thick slabs of fresh tomatoes. Drizzle some of the oil from the can over, and then sprinkle with zahtar (a middle eastern spice blend), salt and pepper. Or place onto a slice of your favorite crusty bread.

Angostura Orange Bitters

Angostura Orange Bitters are in stock now at our Forsyth location.

The master of bitters, Angostura, releases for the first time in 2008 -- Orange Bitters.  
We finally have them in stock!


Blending two varieties of citrus essence with their distinctive herbs and spices – creates a truly unique new style of bitters. A harmonious balance of bitter orange fruit and sun-ripened sweet oranges from the Caribbean bring a depth of orange flavour. The perfect enhancement to an endless variety of culinary delights and cocktails

Global trends in the bitters category have been diversifying into flavoured segments. Angostura, world renowned for its aromatic bitters has used nearly 200years of experience to formulate this zesty new new orange bitters.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Bourbon Tasting

Open House Bourbon Tasting with Dawn White-Weeks with Jim Beam

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

December 9 from 4-6pm
Here is what she will taste with you....
Knob Creek 9yr Old "TWCP" Single Barrel
               (our own barrel of Knob Creek)
Makers Mark 46 Bourbon
Bookers Bourbon
Bakers Bourbon
Basil Hayden Bourbon

Plus taste -
Knob Creek RYE
(preview of a whiskey to come, not released until next year sometime)

Boulevard BBQ update

I am told the Boulevard's always anticipated Bourbon Barrel Quad "BBQ" will arrive at The Wine and Cheese Place next week -- stay tuned for updates.

Belgian brewed Hennepin and Ommegang!

Hennepin and Ommegang brewed in BELGIUM

I am not exactly sure when they switched, but I noticed today that both the Hennepin and the Ommegang we have on the shelf are the ones that are brewed in Belgium, not Cooperstown New York.   I know a lot of people wanted me to inform them when these arrived.    Well, they are in stock now at our Forsyth location.  The labels are only slightly changed is why I had not noticed before.

Here is the reason, posted back in December on BeerAdvocate
Tis true: Duvel will again brew some Ommegang beer for us in 2011.

We're closing Brewery Ommegang for two weeks in late January 2011. We'll completely tile the brewhouse and packaging hall as well as make other improvements. Our objectives are improved efficiany, better and faster sanitation, and an enhanced ability to grow.

Increased demand has seen our brewing schedule literally double in the past 14 months. While we're delighted with the growth, we now need some additions, improvements, and renovations to allow brewing and packaging to run more efficiently.

You may know that Duvel brewed some Hennepin, Abbey and Three Philosophers for us back in 2007/08, while we dealt with production issues centered around upgrading our aging bottling line. We were uncertain how people would respond, but quickly discovered that serious beer folks were comparing the beers to see if they could detect any differences. It turned out to be an interesting and enjoyable exercise.

Duvel, of course, has impeccible brewing skills and facilities and did a bang-up job filling in for us last time. We expect nothing less this time. Our brewmaster Phil Leinhart and Duvel's Hedwig Neven will stay in close touch throughout the process while Duvel brews Abbey Ale and Hennepin, which will probably appear on shelves in April at the earliest.

While the tiling and other interior changes are made we'll also be installing two exterior 360hl unitanks in early February, bringing us to a total of eight. I'm looking out the window at the just completed footings.

Also, our store and tasting room will move out of the brewhouse to a dedicated new building about 100 feet from the brewery. This new 4000 sq.ft. building will house an expanded store and tasting area as well as a huge new indoor/outdoor bar and patio, and ta-da! The long-threatened restaurant: Cafe Ommegang.

We expect the store move to be in mid-to-late Jan, and that the cafe will be open in late Feb/early March, depending on permits from the NY State Liquor Authority. The interior finishing in the store/bar/cafe is going on right now.

All in all, it's an extraordinarily exciting time at Ommegang. We're preparing for continuing growth and brewing more fantastic (and some new) beers. Including a Chouffe collaboration beer, tentatively named Gnomegang, coming out in April. Yes, you read it first right here.

We planned to release all this news next month but you sleuths beat us to it.

Larry Bennett / Brewery Ommegang

A new gin from Missouri --

From New Haven Missouri!!!

Pinckney Ben Hand Crafted American Gin...$22.99 / 750ml

This is their very first release -- and their first stop in St. Louis was to The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton!!  The gin has a great balance of juniper and a touch more citrus than most other gins.

"All gin is not created equal.  The nine botanicals used in Pinckney Bend gin are all grown in the USA.  They are distilled individually, and then blended in small batches.   The result is a premium quality American gin with nuanced layers of flavor and aromatics.  Pinckney Bend gin is exellent on its own in a martini, but it also plays exceptionally well with others as a mixer." -- label

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Forsyth Wine Tasting and Holiday Show

Sold out

Our annual Forsyth Wine Tasting and Holiday Show

December 2, 2011

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

Friday December 2 from 7-9pm
$10 per person
* Reservations required -- click here

We are pulling out the big guns for this annual event.  We will be tasting some amazing wines and also have a display of all of Holiday Gift baskets and other gift items for the season.

Here is the start of the list we are working on....stunning wines...
2009 Caymus Special Selection
2007 Dunn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2007 Jonata Cabernet Franc

2009 Hansel Chardonnay North Slope  95/100 Wine Advocate

2008 Gramercy Syrah 94/100 Wine Spectator
2008 Hoopes Cabernet Sauvignon
2008 Robert Foley Claret 96/100 The Wine Advocate

2008 Phelps Insignia 95-97/100 The Wine Advocate
2007 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon
NV Henriot Champagne

2009 Girardin Corton Bressandes

2009 Beringer Chardonnay Private Reserve 93/100 The Wine Advocate
2007 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 97/100 The Wine Advocate

2007 Tignanello   95 WA
2009 Drouhin Gevrey Chambertin
NV Rosemount Old Benson Port

2009 Shea Winery Block 23
2009 Marc Colin Chassagne AOC
2006 Constanti Brunello di Montalcino
2007 Mocagatta Barbaresco
2009 Paul Hobbs RRV Chardonnay

Bolen Winery Merlot - Eric Bolen will be pouring his wine
2008 Robert Craig Affinity
2008 Bucella Mica
2009 Neyers Chardonnay Carneros
2009 Luca Chardonnay
2007 Tikal Amorio Malbec

Rinaldi Red Dreamer
2008 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape
2009 Grand Veneur Chateaneuf du Pape Origines
2007 Domaine de l'Edre Cotes du Roussillon Villages
2002 Bertrand Delespierre Champange

Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon
Taittinger Brut
Rodney Strong Rockaway Cabernet Sauvignon
Franciscan Magnificat

2006 Teldeschi Amarone
2007 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Far Niente Chardonnay
2006 Chase Cellars Zinfandel
2006 Duval Leroy Paris Champagne

2008 Beau Vigne Juliet Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 David Bruce Sonoma Pinot Noir
2009 Elk Cove Pinot Noir Five Mountain
Duret Cremant de Bourgogne

Plus Perennial Beers
plus many more wines to be announced...

Plus we will be displaying our custom made gift baskets for your shopping pleasure...