Saturday, October 26, 2013

New Yacht Vodka - Gluten Free

Yacht Club Vodka....$24.99

Inspired by life on the Côte d’Azur (French Riviera), the Yacht Club Vodka bottle takes you on a journey back to a time of simple elegance.

Based on the look of a 1960’s Riva “Aquarama,” the legendary boat of the Riviera, the mahogany clad bottle is a handcrafted work of art.

Custom glass blown in France, complemented by chrome hardware from Belgium, makes the nautically inspired vessel a handsome addition to any bar or yacht.

Yacht Club Vodka starts with wheat milled into flour at a gristmill in the Northeastern region of France.

Gluten is removed from the flour by adding water and kneading the dough to create a “gluten-free” base. The dough is dried, ground, fermented and then distilled.

The removal of gluten makes the alcohol lighter in taste since there are less “congeners” (impurities) during the fermentation and distillation process.

The alcohol is distilled five times and filtered through charcoal columns.

Spring water sourced from the French Alps is filtered to 0.45 microns and added to the base alcohol.

The result is a light, crisp tasting, gluten-free vodka, with a hint of Elderflower at the finish. Perfect on the rocks or in your favorite cocktail.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Budweiser Project 12 Second Edition.


Budweiser Project 12 Second Edition...$11.99 / 12pk
In stock now, contains 4 bottles each of the following beers...

after you taste them, you can click here to rank them

Beer updates

Beer updates:

  • Southern Tier Live - 1 case left at Forsyth
  • Southern Tier Warlock - 1 case left at Forsyth
  • Stone Suede - 3 cases left
  • Evil Twin Natale Biscotti Break with a Cherry on Top - 2 cases left out of 5
  • Deschutes Hop Trip - 1 more case just arrived at Forsyth

Just in....
  • Abita Andygator now in 6 packs
  • Abita Xmas Ale
  • Southern Tier 2XMAS
  • Budweiser Project 12 Second Edition

Perennial Collab with Penrose Hereafter

In stock now - click to reserve

Perennial Hereafter Belgian Strong Ale...$13.99
Collaboration with Penrose Brewing
"Our collaborative twist on the Belgian Strong Golden Ale with Penrose Brewing out of Geneva, Illinois.  Fermented with Lactobacillus, Missouri Pears, and White Sage, Hereafter has a welcomed brightness and fruit character that is balanced by earthy White Sage and spicy phenolics of the yeast.  A warming alcohol character is reminsicent of this style's Belgian heritage and its balanced combination of Pears and White sage remind you that its our collabrative, American twist on this beautiful style.

Limited IPA aged in Rye Barrels


He'Brew R.I.P.A on Rye....$10.99 / 22oz
Rye Double IPA aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels

call Forsyth to reserve 314.727.8788

Woodside Urban Honey - Local!

Back in stock at Forsyth

Local honey used to make the upcoming Perennial Woodside Tripel Beer

Made right here in Mapelwood, Missouri
Woodside Urban Honey...$6.99 / 4oz bottle


Several small colonies of bees can be found on a portion of our old family farm and namesake. Built in 1848 and standing proudly as the oldest home in Maplewood, Missouri it is notably listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Beekeeping was once considered a country enterprise but with the rich multiflora sources thriving in an urban landscape, the city offers a vast and nourishing palette for exceptional honey. And while one in three bites of our food depends upon the pollination of bees, urban beekeepers are contributing greatly to this process as an alarming number of bees are dying due to pesticides used in conventional farming, among other causes. Urban beekeeping is a niche practice throughout the United States and Europe where colonies of honey-bees flourish in major cities such as San Francisco, Manhattan and atop the Opera House in Paris.

Woodside Honey supports responsible practices that pay homage to the cultural traditions of food and their impact on the planet. Our efforts resonate with both a rich lineage of artisans and a contemporary consciousness. We believe that buying thoughtfully grown and locally produced food is a healthier alternative and simply makes good sense.

Beginning in February as trees start to bloom, our honeybees will travel upwards of two miles in search of early nectar sources and will continue their work until Autumn's end. Honey is collected in late Spring and Fall from the colony. Surplus honey is stored by the bees in smaller frames called "supers". Once collected, these frames are then placed in a machine which uses centrifugal force to extract the raw honey. It is then lightly filtered and packaged, with spring honey lighter in hue and the Fall a warm amber due to the differences in the seasonal flora. It takes the lifetime of nearly 300 hard-working bees to collect enough nectar to produce a four once jar of honey. And among the many benefits and delectable delights of consuming local raw honey, is the belief that it is an immunity booster for people with allergies. So enjoy your Woodside Honey, thoughtfully crafted with care for you.

Can Local Honey help your allergies?
The idea behind eating honey is kind of like gradually vaccinating the body against allergens, a process calledimmunotherapy. Honey contains a variety of the same pollen spores that give allergy sufferers so much trouble when flowers and grasses are in bloom. Introducing these spores into the body in small amounts by eating honey should make the body accustomed to their presence and decrease the chance an immune system response like the release of histamine will occur [source: AAFP]. Since the concentration of pollen spores found in honey is low -- compared to, say, sniffing a flower directly -- then the production of antibodies shouldn't trigger symptoms similar to an allergic reaction. Ideally, the honey-eater won't have any reaction at all.  Health: How Stuff Works

Deschutes Brewing Glassware

Deschutes Snifters just arrived at Forsyth!

Deschutes Snifter....$6.99 / stem

Pick up some Deschutes on sale
(only 1 week left for the sale)

Great Beer Specials!
Deschutes Inversion IPA 6pk $6.99 Deschutes Obisidian Stout 6pk $6.99 Deschutes Black Butte 6pk $6.99 Deschutes Jubelale 6pk $6.99 Deschutes Chainbreaker 6pk $6.99 Deschutes River Ale 6pk $6.99 Prices good through October 31, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Horny Goat - new beers.

A few new beers from Horny Goat - in stock at Forsyth now

Horny Goat Brownie Porter....$8.49 / 6pk
Brownie Porter 5.6% ABV | 27 IBUs
Brewed with 8 different types of malt, this thick, sweet, and nutty brew has slight notes of vanilla and hazelnut to complement the cinnamon and chocolate flavors, just like a delicious warm brownie.

Horny Goat Chocolate Cherry Stout...$8.49 / 6pk
Chocolate Cherry Stout 6.3% ABV | 30 IBUs
Eight different types of malt make up this sexy stout. After fermentation we age the beer on Ecuadorian Cacao Nibs and add dark sweet cherries for a full bodied party in a bottle.

Avery 2013 Old Jubilation

2013 Avery Old Jubilation is in stock now! 
Beer Style: English Old Ale
Hop Variety: Bullion
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, Special roast, Black, Chocolate, Victory
ABV: 8.3%
IBUs: 45 
Color: MahoganyOur winter strong ale has a gorgeous mahogany hue, a hint of hazelnuts, and a finish reminiscent of mocha and toffee. No spices, just a perfect blend of five specialty malts.
Food pairing: Old Jubilation Ale–most fittingly–is comfortable being sipped and quaffed alongside many large cuts of meat you typically find around the holidays. Roast duck, crown roast, rack of lamb, prime rib, herb- and honey-crusted chicken and all manner of gamebirds are great choices, as are seasonal soups made with spices like nutmeg and cinnamon.

El Mole Ocho is back for 2013

Fancy new look....

New Holland Mole Ocho....$7.99 / 22 oz
ABV: 9.8%
IBUs: 15
Suggested Food Pairings: poultry, red meat, dark chocolate.
Tasting notes: Our exploration into the flavors of mole, the legendary sauce of central Mexico. Malty aroma and rich, cocoa-laden body laced with an invigorating tinge of dried chilies and coffee.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Amazing bargain - Zinfandel

We tasted this wine and were shocked by the quality at this price.  Stock up on this wine!

2012  Ravenswood Vintners Blend Old Vine Zinfandel...$6.99
10 months in 100% French Oak
"Not a poser Zin, but a real one.  Big, bold, unapologetic.  This 2012 rendition leads the charge with tantalizing aromas of black cherry, raspberries, and blueberries along with hints of oak.  It then gets really serious with a cascade of fruit flavors, oh so flexible tannins, and a long, fruit-forward finish you're not going to forget very easily." - winery

(price good through October 31, 2013)

2007 Sinskey Marcien

In stock at Forsyth and online
Another great 2007 California -- the well is drying up on great 2007 vintage. 

Sinskey Marcien is an "insider" wine.  Does not get submitted to the press for reviews and most of it is sold at the winery.   There are only 4 stores on Wine-Searcher that show this wine available and of course, we are the lowest price.    Make sure you grab a bottle of this limited wine.

2007 Sinskey Marcien Proprietary Red....$83.99
Tasting Notes
Elegant and restrained aromas of forest floor and spice waft up from the glass until a swirl reveals a bouquet of red stone fruit, and blackberry with just a hint of spice and meaty smokiness... yet no one element overpowers the other. The flavors are restrained at first yet continue to open with time in the glass. There is an appearance of sweet fruit (though the wine is dry), while the firm, fully developed tannins create balance as the earthy notes evolve into black fruits with hints of dark chocolate. The long mouth-watering finish makes for a particularly affable dinner companion and suggests that this elegant, balanced wine will age gracefully... that is, if you can wait!

2007 was the wine makers vintage. A matter of fact, it was so close to ideal that it was a challenge to not make great wine. It was the first year of drought-like conditions with roughly 60% of normal precipitation that controlled vigor, causing the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to develop small berries, clusters and lower than average yields. The summer was mild and cool, allowing for even ripening with dense color development, mature tannins and mouth watering acidity. The balance of fruit and tannin will assure that this vintage of Marcien will be a wine that will continue to develop for a long time to come.

Marcien c.1386, “Of the planet Mars” or from 1883, “an inhabitant of the planet Mars.”

A quarter century ago, RSV dismissed a warning from fellow vintners that Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc would not ripen in their cool Carneros vineyards. Well, RSV’s Biodynamically grown, “Right Bank” of Napa wine might as well be from Mars... it is an elegant alien amongst the over-the-top natives. Maybe it’s best described as the bridge between Old and New Worlds; a Saint-Émilion with a suntan!

Marcien, though made of three classic Bordeaux varieties, does not have the actual constitution of the cuvée on the label as the final blend is not predestined from year to year. Marcien is blended purely by taste and texture to create the most expressive wine from a given year. Marcien is RSV’s best effort from the vintage and the vineyards.

2007 Astral from Dierberg

In stock at Forsyth and online
Dierberg Family of wines.

In a recent tasting at the winery, this wine in a blind tasting beat many more expensive California Cult wines.  Don't miss this 2007 release.  This wine is only made in great years.  We bought everything the winery had left of the 2007 (except 5 cases they were saving for themselves)

2007 Star Lane Astral Proprietary Red....$69.99
Bordeaux Blend (includes all 5 Bordeaux grapes)

Astral is a Cabernet dominated blend featuring only the best barrels from the most remarkable blocks on the steepest of hillsides. The intense fruit is married with new French oak barrels and allowed to spend additional months aging before bottling. The synergy created between the rich flavors plays out with extreme power and grace on the pallet. The exact blend varies from year to year, but the concept is enduring. Notes of black cherry and violet give way to dark berries and mocha on the tongue, with vibrancy balanced nicely by the wine’s hearty density.

"The intensely expressive, 2007 Astral commences with amazing color which this vintage produced. Rich aromatics of baking spices, dark chocolate, cocoa, and opulent plum and blackberry lead to the concentrated and balanced mouthfeel. Silky, well structured tannins, core dark fruit and sweet oak notes from our estate vineyards create length and weight that will allow this wine to age beautifully." - winemaker

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Perennial Beer Glasses

Not a great picture, they would look much better with beer in them....

Just arrived at Forsyth 

Perennial Willy Glass...$4.99 / stem
Perennial Tulip Glass...$5.99 / stem 
Perennial Snifter...$7.99 / stem
Perennial "Wine Glass"...$7.99 / stem (sold out)
Limited - we only have 24-28 of each

Make sure you pick up some Perennial beer to fill up the glasses...

New Jim Beam Signature Craft

We had sold out over the weekend but it should now be in stock at all 4 locations

 and online 

New new Jim Beam Bourbons
- 12 Year old - the oldest Jim Beam ever produced and a LIMITED RELEASE - Jim Beam Signature Craft Finished with Rare Spanish Brandy (this one will only be made once with new variations to follow)

Jim Beam Signature Craft 12 Year Old...$35.99

Jim Beam Signature Craft Finished with Rare Spanish Brandy...$35.99
Jim Beam® Signature Craft is the brand new ultra-premium offering from the world’s No. 1 bourbon, providing a series of innovative whiskies designed to showcase some of Jim Beam’s finest hand-crafted and rare liquids. Jim Beam Signature Craft 12-Year Bourbon is the permanent expression in the line, while Jim Beam Signature Craft Bourbon Finished with Rare Spanish Brandy is the first of a limited release series of small batch bourbons that will be released annually.

More info from Men's Journal

In the line, the Signature Craft 12-Year boasts the oldest age statement Beam has ever released, captured at 86 proof in a bottle marked with the signature of master distiller Fred Noe, great-grandson of Jim Beam. Available in August, Jim Beam Signature Craft 12-Year looks to lure loyal Beam drinkers toward elevating their taste. Serious bourbon dorks have been drinking upper-echelon Beam whiskey for years: Booker's (aged seven years), Baker's (aged eight years), Basil Hayden (aged eight years), and Knob Creek (aged nine years), collectively known as the Small Batch Bourbon Collection. But for the everyman who prefers the taste of simple, no-age-statement Jim Beam, the Signature Craft is the smoothest transition into sipping-whiskey territory. The 12-Year maintains the familiar nose and flavors of the original white label with subtle refinements that come with age. Rather than pushing the boundaries of flavor and taste, as those in the Small Batch collection do, the Signature Craft is familiar and comfortable.

Simultaneous with the 12-Year, Jim Beam Signature Craft is releasing a Rare Spanish Brandy, designated as "extra-aged" (though the years aren't disclosed) and finished with a touch of rare brandy. That expression will be available through Summer 2014, when a new Signature Craft will replace it. Both are priced more than double what Jim Beam white label costs, but are well under most small batch sipping bourbons. [$40,]
– Lauren Viera

Anchor Junipero Gin is BACK!!

We are proud to bring back to St. Louis.....
I cannot remember how long it has been, but I think 5+ years since we have seen this one!

Anchor Distilling Junipero Gin...$28.99
San Francisco's Original Craft Gin, since 1996.

Junipero Gin is made by hand in the classic “distilled dry gin” tradition, utilizing more than a dozen botanicals in their natural state, in a small copper pot still at our little distillery on Potrero Hill in San Francisco. The history of gin goes back at least to the mid-1600’s in Holland, but its true antecedents are much earlier, those first experiments in the ancient and mysterious art of distilling in the presence of herbs and spices. The predominant flavor and aroma of a modern gin will always come from juniper (dried berries of the “common juniper,” Juniperus communis). But the wonderful challenge for the distiller is in selecting and blending from a wide variety of additional, exotic botanicals in order to impart a uniquely satisfying, balanced character to his gin. At Anchor Distilling we have taken delight in the adventure of researching and experimenting with many such botanicals. Our final formula must remain a secret, but we hope you will agree that we have achieved a distinctive, intriguing complexity in our Junípero Gin: light and crisp and clean, combining a deep and mysterious spiciness with subtle delicacy.
2012 NY World Wine and Spirits: Gold - Best Gin in Show

Stone Brewing / 10 Barrel Brewing / Blue Jacket Suede Imperial Porter

In stock and online

BREWERS: Tonya Cornett of 10 Barrel Brewing Company
Megan O'Leary Parisi of Bluejacket
& Stone Brewing Co

Stone Brewing / 10 Barrel Brewing / Blue Jacket Suede Imperial Porter....$6.59 / 22oz
When Parisi and Stone brewmaster Mitch Steele decided to collaborate, it was essential that they tap a special individual to complete their triad of fermentation domination, and they found just that in Tonya Cornett, the brewmaster at Bend, Oregon's 10 Barrel Brewing Company. Together, they decided on a sturdy yet velvety base of imperial porter and developed a plan to celebrate the bounty of the environs in which it was produced by harvesting avocado honey, jasmine and calendula flowers (some from our very own Stone Farms) and infusing them into the beer to create something complex and uniquely Southern Californian. Consider it craft cross-pollination at its finest.

Southern Tier Live

Finally arrived.....

In stock at Forsyth and online

Rated 96 on RateBeer Overall
Rated 99 on RateBeer in its style

Southern Tier Live Bottle Conditioned Pale Ale...$8.99 / 6pk
STYLE: Bottle Conditioned Pale Ale
ABV: 5.5%
FERMENTATION: Ale yeast, four varieties of hops, four varieties of malts.
COLOR: Light copper
EFFERVESCENCE: Ample, fine carbonation
NOSE: Sweet malts, citrusy hops, pine
FLAVOR: Hops dominate then mingle with the malts, dry finish
BITTERNESS: Medium-high
BODY: Light
GLASS: We recommend decanting into fluted glass