Saturday, December 7, 2013

Crown Valley Missouri Moonshine Absinthe

Crown Valley Missouri Moonshine Absinthe Classico...$57.99
"Derived from botanicals, including the flowers and leaves of Artemisia (known as grand wormwood) and other herbs.
A strong nose and taste of black licorice and freshly mown hay.  It has sublt undertones of clove, mint and citrus followed by a warm and pleasant finish of lingering anise.
Very limited - we only have 4 bottles.

Friday, December 6, 2013

De la Senne - Brussels

De la Senne Jambe de Bois...$4.99 / 11.2oz
Rated 96/100 RateBeer
8% ABV
Slightly coppery blond, Leg-de-Bois is a full-bodied and powerful beer. The nose evokes ripe banana and a subtle blend of old varieties of aromatic hops.
On the palate the malt dominates, supported by a long and fine bitterness. It as 8% alcohol .

De la Senne Zwarte Piet...$4.49 / 11.2oz
Rated 94/100 RateBeerPowerful and complex, the Zwarte Piet is distinguished by its rich malt character and light chocolate notes. It as 8.2% alc.

StruiseTsjeeses Reserva

StruiseTsjeeses Reserva 2012...$9.99 / 11.2oz
10% ABV
A special barrel aged version of Tsjeeses, aged this year in bourbon barrels.Tsjeeses is a jolly, blond winter ale with a fluffy white cap.  Its aroma is elegant with hints of fruit, spices, refreshing herbs, and noble hops.  The taste is robust, very complex, and quite dry for its style.  This warming ale is our gift to you for the holidays.  Enjoy! - label

Timothy Taylor Landlord Pale Ale

Timothy Taylor Landlord Pale Ale....$4.49 pint
4.1% ABV
Rated 99/100 RateBeer for its style: BitterA Classic Strong Pale Ale, Landlord has won more awards nationally than any other beer: This includes four times as Champion at the Brewers' International Exhibition and four times as CAMRA’s beer of the year.

Refreshingly reliable, nationally renowned, this full drinking Pale Ale with a complex and hoppy aroma has real "Pulling Power" and stands out in any bar as the ideal regular.

More about the brewery:
Timothy Taylor established the Brewery in the centre of Keighley in 1858, moving to The Knowle Spring, our present site, in 1863. The principle of not accepting second best was laid down and remains with us to the present day. This means that the very finest ingredients are used to brew the best possible beers, with Landlord winning many awards. 

Ommegang Game of Thrones Beer Glass

This is a great gift idea - pick up both while they last....

Ommegang Game of Thrones Beer Tulip....$2.99 / stem

In stock now at Forsyth - great gift!

Ommegang Game of Thrones Take the Black Stout...$7.99 / 25oz

2 cases  - back in stock at Forsyth.

Woodford Reserve Master Collection

These are very limited....

1 of each bottle per person until gone.

Due to lack of room for  reserving products this time of year, we are requiring if you reserve them, you must pick them up by 7pm this Saturday December 7th.  Or we will put them out for sale on Monday.

Call Shae now at Forsyth 314.727.8788 to reserve.

Woodford Reserve Master Collection Straight Malt...$89.99
Woodford Reserve Master Collection Classic Malt....$89.99

In the early 1800s, our Woodford County Distillery, thanks to owner Oscar Pepper and Master Distiller James Crow, was the site for landmark discoveries and innovative techniques in bourbon-making.

Pepper and Crow are credited with refining and defining key processes such as sour mashing, yeast propagation, copper pot distillation and the maturing of whiskey in new, charred oak casks. Their work defined bourbon and subsequently rye whiskey as we know them today.

Woodford Reserve Distillery’s Master Collection honors the pioneering work of Pepper and Crow, applying their handcrafted methods to a variety of grain recipes, fermentation styles and maturation processes to create a range of unique whiskeys.

The Double Malt Selection will be released in November 2013, but supplies are limited, so ask your retailer today. Review previous Master Collections by using the links in the right hand navigation.

Boulevard new IPA

This will be the only batch of the Pop Up IPA we will see in St. Louis this year.  Due to demand, we will not see this beer until sometime early next year on a regular basis.   Boulevard cannot keep up with demand in KC, but they were nice enough to send us a little bit to start.

Get it now or you will have to wait until next year!!!!

Boulevard Pop-Up Session I.P.A....$6.99 / 6pk
Style: American India Pale Ale
Boulevard Pop-Up Session I.P.A. joins its big brothers Single-Wide and Double-Wide in our trailer park of hop-centric beers. This “session” model is built for frequent excursions, with a very drinkable character and relatively low bitterness tucked behind a big, fruity hop aroma.
Bitterness (IBUs) 40.5
Alcohol (ABV) 4.2%

Adnams Brewing is back!

Adnams Tally-Ho Barleywine 2012 Reserve...$2.99 / 11.2oz
You asked for it — actually you begged, bless your little hearts — and now you’ve got it: the fabled Adnams barley wine is here in the USA. Since 1880 this beer has been brewed just once a year, so order and savor a pint or two if it comes to your area.

Let’s let the good people at Adnams describe this deep amber beauty for you:
“The original winter warmer, Tally-Ho is actually a barley wine brewed to a nineteenth century recipe. It’s sweet; it’s heart-warming; it’s rich – but watch out, it’s got a kick like a drayman’s horse!”
Our friends at Adnams increased the alcohol in this reserve to 9.0% abv from Tally-Ho’s normal 7.0% abv.

Adnams Broadside...$3.99 / pint
Adnams Broadside was brewed to commemorate the Battle of Sole Bay in 1672, in which the British fought the Dutch off of the coast of Southwold. Brewed with Pale Ale malt and First Gold hops, Broadside is a dark ruby red beer rich in fruitcake aromas, almonds and conserved fruit. It’s a fine heart-warming English beer, rich in flavours of malt and hops which enjoys a special place in many people’s hearts. It was voted England’s ‘Best Strong Bitter’ in 2011
Those lucky enough to live near one of the better beer bars in the country may find Broadside poured from a traditional English beer engine. The cask version, at 4.7% alcohol, will make you believe you’re back in England.

Adnams Explorer...$3.99 / pint
In the Spring of 2012, the folks at Shelton Brothers home office started getting an incredible amount of requests for Adnams Explorer. We were scheduled to import it, but that was months away, the necessary paperwork had not even been filed yet. Our surprise and confusion was finally abated when we learned that the beer had been mentioned in a new book. No, not a beer book, but Fifty Shades Darker, the second entry in E.L. James’ erotic Fifty Shades Trilogy. For those who don’t know what that is, you should probably get out a little more often, the books have sold over 65 million copies . In Darker the lead character, Christian Grey, orders two Explorers at a bar in Seattle, Washington. It is a work of fiction, so I suppose we can overlook the fact that the beer was not available anywhere in the U.S. When asked about their inclusion in the book, a brewery spokesperson replied, “There are no plans to rename the beer Sexplorer,”…”but it’s good to be name-checked in an international bestseller.”

OK, let’s get back to the beer. Adnams Explorer was inspired by the brewer’s interest in hoppy American beers. While certainly not over-hopped like so many American beers, Explorer will appeal to hop lovers as well as those who just want a proper pint of real ale. The hops are beautifully balanced by the fabled English malts that Adnams employs and by an intriguing, slightly-sulfury yeast character.

From the brewery:
“An absolutely outstanding beer. Explorer is light and refreshing, suffused with the aromas of a grapefruit grove. The citrus attack will burst on your palate as the hops deliver their fruity bitterness.

Pale Ale malt is used to provide the biscuity backbone of this blonde beer but it’s the hops that give it its personality. Adnams uses two American hops, grown in the Yakima Valley in Washington. These hops, Columbus and Chinook, add wonderful grapefruit flavours to the beer.”

Adnams Southwold Bitter...$3.99 pint
Southwold Bitter was first brewed in 1967, it was originally called Adnams Best Bitter. It holds Adnams oldest trademark, Southwold Jack and remains the original hero in Adnams range. “He continues to guard over our longest-serving beer brewed here in Southwold on the Suffolk coast -The Bitter. “

“A muscular bitter whose earthy and scented orange hop characters are counterpointed by the rich and urgent biscuity maltiness. A global classic and a benchmark for its style” – Adrian Tierney-Jones, 1001 Beers You Must Try Before Your Die

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mikkeller holiday beers...

Mikkeller Red White Christmas...$23.99 / 1.5ltr
(only available in magnum)
"Mikkellers Red/White Christmas is a mixture of a British Red Ale and a Belgian Wit Bier. To make sure, that this beer would bring you the Christmas spirit, it has been stuffed with bitter orange peel. American hops, orange peel, Red Ale and Wit Bier in combination makes this beer something special." -- Mikkeller
Rated 98/100 RateBeer

Mikkeller Santa's Little Helper 2013....$13.99 / 750ml
Belgian Strong Ale
10.9% ABV

Mikkeller To From Via 2013....$12.99
A porter brewed with: water, malt (pale, caracrystal, pale chocolate and chocolate), flaked oats, dark cassanade, hops (centennial and cascade), spices (star anise, cinnamon, clove and coriander seed) and ale yeast.

The first Christmas porter from Mikkeller. A light, spiced porter with fine malt background and lovely hop aroma and flavor. The label is designed as a ’To From’ card. Fill in the names and put the bottle under the Christmas tree – the perfect Christmas gift from the lazy man/woman!!
Style: Porter
ABV: 8.0%

Cambridge Brewing -

We are excited to introduce for the first time in St. Louis -
Cambridge Brewing from Massachusetts

Cambridge Big Man IPA...$7.99 / 22oz
Our Winter seasonal beer is here! Originally brewed in September of 1992 at the request of three bartenders/managers (who have since gone on to great fame and glory) Big Man I.P.A. has been a favorite seasonal brew at Cambridge Brewing Company ever since. Legend has it that the grist weight of Big Man I.P.A. was their combined total weight –
770 pounds of malt for 10 barrels of beer!

Deep copper-colored and unfiltered (as are all of CBC’s beers), it boasts a full body complemented by strong, robust flavors. Its rich notes of malt and caramel are offset by very aggressive hopping—it is kettle-hopped with Columbus, Cascade and Amarillo hops and further dry-hopped with even more Cascades and Amarillo.
These hop varieties lend a fruity, citrusy character to this big malty beer, in the style of a “winter-ized” I.P.A.

We just call it the Big Man.
Drink up and be somebody!

Cambridge Brewing Red God...$7.99 / 22oz
Blessed be! Our ridiculously big, ultra-hoppy imperial red ale, RED GOD returns to the exaltations of worshippers far and near. From his celestial perch, he commands this rapturous union of malt and hops and prophesizes our inescapable bitter finish! Since its inaugural brew many years ago, both the malt and the hop content have been increased with each successive batch, yielding what today is an absurd 9.0% hop monster.

Red God features 7 different hop varieties showcasing, in particular, Chinook, Amarillo, Simcoe, and Centennial. These varieties combine for a strong herbal, spicy, citrusy character, which dominates the palate.
Hopping rate is quite aggressive at nearly five pounds per barrel with 80+ IBU, yet balance prevails! American pale and Belgian caramel malts provide a rich and malty, deep red pedestal upon which this hop fest rides until its long, lingering, hop-bittered finish.
Beware this vengeful God!

Cambridge Brewing Tripel Threat...$6.99 / 22oz
The tripels are generally the strongest specialty ales made by the Belgian and Dutch Trappist monastic breweries. Pale in color with a very distinct palate, they are painstakingly created as beers to be consumed on holidays and religious festivals. The Westmalle monastery originated this style in the 1920’s and continues to make the benchmark example. However, many secular breweries make a similar type. These are called abbey beers, as the term trappist is a legal appellation. The name tripel refers to the strongest offering in a range of three beers: single, double (or dubbel), and tripel (trippel). The name does not refer to triple fermentation, or the number of malt types or yeast strains used.

According to Michael Jackson (the British one, aka The Beer Hunter), CBC was the first American brewery to create and produce a Belgian-style beer. Our tripel went on to win our first ever Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival, in 1991, before there was even a category for “Belgian Ales.”

Tripel Threat is fermented with our proprietary Belgian yeast strain and brewed using imported Continental malts, hopped with Spalt and Goldings, and very lightly spiced with freshly toasted and ground coriander.

It is deep gold in color, full-bodied, fruity, and quite strong. Aromas of barley malt, orange blossoms and Asian pear, and a hint of coriander first greet the nose, then carry through to the palate. A warming sensation then takes over, and blends into a complex finish of bread dough, spices, citrus, estery alcohol, and hops.

We serve Tripel Threat on draft in a tulip glass with a 14 oz. pour, a traditional manner of serving which should impress upon the consumer the unique and very special nature of this wondrous beverage.

For the first time ever and as part of CBC’s Bottling Project, Tripel Threat is also available in 22oz. bottles for takeaway at CBC and at better beer stores throughout the Commonwealth. Our label pays homage to CBC’s first Head Brewer, Darryl Goss, who developed Tripel Threat. Proceeds from bottle sales of Tripel Threat will benefit research for a cure for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

A votre sante!

Cambridge Brewing Audacity of Hops....$7.99 / 22oz
Real change is here! No longer will American beer lovers be forced to choose between those quirky, eccentric beers of Belgium or the explosively flavorful IPAs of the United States.
We have brewed the change we have been waiting for!

Liberally hopped to an audacious degree, our Belgian Double IPA reaches across the aisle to bridge the seemingly contradictory brewing philosophies of the old world and new. Our beer uses generous portions of Pilsner and Vienna malts to give it its hazy golden color and rocky white head. Two independent dry hop additions of Simcoe, Chinook, Amarillo, Hallertauer, and Spalt put aside their differences to form a delicious coalition. Floral grassiness dominates the nose with fruity hints of bright citrus well represented. Its subtle spicy flavor comes from a Belgian yeast as well as generous doses of German hops in the kettle. These aggressive flavors are complemented by a determined bitterness and a full but dry finish.

All of these characteristics come together in a nonpartisan spirit of cooperation to form a beer that is both righteously flavorful and drinkable.

IBU: 70+

Henry McKenna

Our first barrel of Henry McKenna Single Barrel Bourbon!
We selected our own Single Barrel

Volume I

TWCP / Henry McKenna Single Barrel 10 Year Old...$26.99

  • Kentucky Straight Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon Whiskey
  • Only yielded 126 bottles
  • 100 Proof
  • Barrel No. 1095 
  • Barreled on April 1, 2003 

Henry McKenna’s credentials are well known as "Kentucky’s finest table whiskey." But now, Heaven Hill Master Distillers Parker and Craig Beam have created Henry McKenna Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Every bottle is filled entirely from a single barrel that has aged through 40 Kentucky seasons (10 years). This quality Bourbon is rich in tradition and heritage, and builds on the popularity of the Single Barrel and Small Batch Bourbons.
Henry McKenna Single Barrel is the only extra aged Bottled-in-Bond Single Barrel Bourbon, indicating it meets exacting U.S. government standards for age and proof. The label on each bottle of Henry McKenna Single Barrel contains handwritten authentication of the exact barrel number and the date it was barreled.

Founders Sweet Repute

Very, very limited....
We are releasing our whole allocation via online reservations now!

Subject to confirmation.  Just getting an order in is no guarantee, wait for a confirmation.  Will go down the list in order they are received and confirm until they are gone.

If you get confirmed, you have 7 days to pick up or it will go out for sale. 
thanks very much and good luck

Limit 1 bottle per person


Founders Sweet Repute...$15.99 / 750ml

We plan to introduce Sweet Repute, a wheat wine aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels, this December to mark the eighth installment in our Backstage Series. Like all Backstage Series beers, Sweet Repute will be sold in 750ml bottles.

Our brewing team painstakingly choreographed each layer of this beer’s characteristics, starting with a healthy wheat and roasted malt base and adding clean, fragrant hops. It’s one hundred percent barrel-aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels and bourbon barrels over the course of sixteen months, then blended using carefully calculated ratios for the ultimate final product. The resulting 12.6% ABV liquid pours a bright warm russet with a stubborn ivory head and an intoxicatingly sweet nutty aroma. We put Sweet Repute in a larger bottle with sharing in mind.

“We’re excited about this one,” said Co-Founder and Vice President of Brand & Education Dave Engbers. “Every sample we’ve pulled from the barrels down in the caves has been incredible.”

Sweet Repute will join the ranks of our world-class barrel-aged beers, such as Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS), Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS), Backwoods Bastard, Curmudgeon’s Better Half and many, many more taproom-only ales.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Spanish bargains with great scores!

2010 Bodegas Castano Solanera...$11.99
The most expensive offering (a whopping $15 a bottle) is the 2010 Solanera Vinas Viejas. A blend of 65% Monastrell, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Garnacha Tintorera aged ten months in 80% French and 20% American oak, this is a custom cuvee assembled for Eric Solomon. From 100-year-old vines planted at the highest elevation owned by Bodegas Castano in Yecla, it exhibits notes of roasted herbs, road tar, beef stock, bouquet garni, kirsch and black currants. Lusty, succulent and fleshy, this medium to full-bodied red should drink well for 4-5 years. These are three remarkable values!
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

2011 Finca Villacreces Pruno...$17.99
A spectacular bargain from Villacreces, whose vineyards are situated next to the famous Vega Sicilia, the 2011 Pruno (90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 12 months in 2-year-old French oak barrels) boasts a dense purple color as well as sweet aromas of licorice, espresso roast, creme de cassis, blackberries, forest floor and spring flowers. This full-bodied, exceptionally concentrated, stunning red is a fabulous value. Consume it over the next decade.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

2010 Napanook from Dominus

Very limited!
The 2010 Dominus was amazing scoring a perfect 100 from Robert Parker with a $200+ price tag now, the second label is a steal at this price....

Napanook Vintage Summaries

2010 Dominus Napanook...$57.99
Dark red cherry, plum, spice, wild flowers and mint jump from the glass in the 2010 Napanook. Layered and totally sensual, the 2010 impresses for its balance. With time in the glass, the wine blossoms beautifully, filling out its frame with impeccable grace. Beams of minerality and acidity support the powerful, salivating finish. The 2010 Napanook is one of the wines of the vintage in its price range. The 2010 is 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot. The absence of Cabernet Franc and Merlot gives the 2010 much of its unique, compelling personality.
Rated 94/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Jester King Arrives at The Wine and Cheese Place

We are very excited to introduce to St. Louis for the first time.....
Jester King - Texas!


Located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Jester King is an authentic farmhouse brewery committed to making artisan ales of great depth and character. Like the small, farmhouse breweries that inspired us, we seek to embrace nature and local terroir in our brewing, giving our beers a true sense of place. We draw water from our well at the brewery to make our beer and at times call upon naturally occurring yeast from the Texas Hill Country to shape our unique flavors. We use as many organic ingredients as possible with the majority of our beer being USDA Certified Organic. We do not rush beer to market, but instead allow it to mature naturally – often in oak barrels – prior to re-fermentation in the bottle, cask, or keg.

Limited - 
We have the first 3 beers online now - click here

Jester King Le Petit Prince...$8.99 / 750ml
Farmhouse Table Beer
Throughout Northern Europe, light-bodied, well-hopped, low alcohol table beers were often the beverage of choice with all meals at times and in places where the water wasn’t always safe to drink. Le Petit Prince is a dry, unspiced, highly attenuated Table Beer unique to our land in the Texas Hill Country. Naturally occuring wild yeasts impart a sense of place to this unfiltered, unpasteurized, 100% naturally conditioned ale.
ABV: 2.9%
Water: Hill Country Well Water
Grains: Organic Pilsner, Organic Wheat
Hops: Organic Golding, Organic Fuggle, Organic Perle
Fermentation: Farmhouse Yeast, Wild Yeast from the Texas Hill Country, Brettanomyces Yeast, Souring Bacteria

Jester King Noble King...$10.99 / 750ml
Hoppy Farmhouse Ale
Noble King is a medium strength, highly attenuated, unspiced farmhouse ale brewed with an abundance of organic noble hops, and fermented with wild yeasts from the Texas Hill Country. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned.
ABV: 5.9%
Water: Hill Country Well Water
Grains: Organic Pilsner, Organic Wheat
Hops: Organic Golding, Organic Fuggle, Organic Perle
Fermentation: Farmhouse Yeast, Wild Yeast from the Texas Hill Country, Brettanomyces Yeast, Souring Bacteria

Jester King Black Metal....$11.99 / 750ml
Farmhouse Imperial Stout
Black Metal, a.k.a. Iron Sword, a.k.a. Blackened Death, a.k.a. El Martillo del Muerte, is a cruel and punishing beer fermented by the sheer force of its awesome will. Black Metal is dry, roasty, and fermented with farmhouse yeast.
ABV: 9.3%
Water: Hill Country Well Water
Grains: Organic Pale Malt, Roasted Barley, Black Malt, Chocolate Malt, Caramalt, Brown Malt, Carafa, Dark Crystal Malt
Hops: Millennium, East Kent Goldings
Yeast: Farmhouse Yeast

Just a few bottles left.....
Jester King Das Wunderkind Saison....$13.99 / 750ml
Made using the once commonplace, Old Word technique of bière de coupage, freshly hopped, young beer is blended with old, sour beer aged in oak barrels. Das Wunderkind is dry, highly attenuated, unspiced, tart, floral, and funky. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned.
ABV: 4.5%
Water: Hill Country Well Water
Grains: Organic Pilsner, Organic Wheat, Oats
Hops: Citra, Nelson Sauvin, and other varieties based on availability
Fermentation: Farmhouse Yeast, Wild Yeast from the Texas Hill Country, Brettanomyces Yeast, Souring Bacteria

Jester King Boxer's Revenge...SOLD OUT
Barrel-Aged Wild Ale
Boxer’s Revenge slowly ferments for several months in oak barrels in the presence of naturally occurring wild yeasts and souring bacteria prior to blending. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned.
ABV: 10.2%
Water: Hill Country Well Water
Grains: Organic Pilsner, Organic Wheat
Hops: Organic Golding
Fermentation: Farmhouse Yeast, Wild Yeast from the Texas Hill Country, Brettanomyces Yeast, Souring Bacteria

Six Row Vanilla Porter - Missouri

Six Row Vanilla Porter...$4.99 / 22oz
A familiar twist on a Six Row favorite! Our vanilla porter is a recreation of our usual delicious beverage with the addition of fresh vanilla beans directly into the fermentor. Before you had chocolaty, and malty, well now add to that the wonderful taste of vanilla beans! Great as a pairing to any of our desserts, as dessert, or as your main course!
(ABV: 5.5%, Bitterness Units: 36.7 IBU)

Mikkeller/Amager Hr. Frederiksen Vaesel Brunch

MIKKELLE Hr-Frederiksen-Vasel-Brunch - web

Mikkeller/Amager Hr. Frederiksen Vaesel Brunch...$12.99 / pint
Rated 100 RateBeer
This is a unique blend of two of Denmark’s best imperial stouts. We have brewed Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel and Amager Hr. Frederiksen separately and then blended the two brews. This has provided a very balanced, harmonious, and full-bodied beer. After maturing, the beer is stored in our cold cellar for almost a year
Style: Oatmeal Stout
ABV: 10.70

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Xbeeriment Copper Snow Barleywine

Xbeeriment Copper Snow Barleywine Style Ale....$8.99 / pint
This copper colored barleywine-style ale is made with a handful of different malts and hops, wrapped in expectation of a snowy white winter.  Enjoy in a peacefully moment or whatever you prefer..."

Mikkeller Mosaic Imperial IPA

Mikkeller Mosaic Imperial IPA....$7.99 . pint
8.9% ABV
Rated 98/100 RateBeer

TWCP Annual Wine Tasting and Holiday Gift Basket Show

Make reservations now - click here

Chris said he is almost sold out - about 15 tickets left!

or call Chris at 314.962.81540

Our annual 

Wine Tasting and Holiday Gift Basket Show
Friday, December 6, 2013

Taste some great wines and check out this year's basket selections for your holiday gift giving.

This year at our original location....
The Wine and Cheese Place - Rock Hill Location
9755 Manchester Road
Rock Hill, MO 63119

Friday, December 6 from 7-9pm
$10 per person
* Reservations required -- click here
or call Chris at 314.962.8150
payment due with reservation, no refunds

We always bring out some great wines 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.

The tasting list is starting to form...

  • Parlay Bookmaker Cab
  • Usseglio CDP Girard 2010
  • Independent Producers Chardonnay
  • Mollydooker Violinist Verdelho
  • Mollydooker Two Left Feet
  • Llama Malbec
  • Herman Story On the Road Grenache
  • Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir RRV
  • Chateau Cap de Faugeres 2009
  • Luigi Baudana Dragon Bianco
  • Pernot Bourgogne Blanc
  • Donhoff Kreuznacher Kabinett Riesling
  • Domaine de Trevallon Provence ($59.99)
  • Dom Coste Caumartin Pommard 1er Cru Monopole 2009  ($64.99)
  • Domaine de l'Edre Cotes du Roussillon Villages ($44.99)
  • Domaine Roche Audran Chateauneuf du Pape ($64.99)
  • NV Bollinger - Special Cuvee Champagne
  • Caymus - Conundrum White 
  • Cuvaison - Chardonnay
  • Chateau Puech Haut Prestige
  • Paring - Red Blend (from the Screaming Eagle people)
  • Tenute Sette Ponti - Crognolo  Rated 95/100
  • Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
  • Jordan Chardonnay 2011
  • Goldeneye Pinot Noir 2010 
  • Planeta Cerasuolo 2011
  • Roederer L'Ermitage 2004 (Rated 97/100 WE)
  • Trione Red 2008
  • Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
  • Far Niente Chardonnay 2011
  • John Duvall Plexus
  • Duval Leroy Brut Rose
  • Ramian Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
  • Bedrock OV Zinffandel 2012
  • Solitude Chardonnay 2011
  • Pow Wow Manhattan
  • Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
  • Stags Leap Petite Sirah 2010
  • Antinori Bramito Chardonny 2011
  • Hochstaters Slow & Low Rye
  • Elijah Craig 12yr TWCP Barrel
  • Henry McKenna 10yr TWCP Barrel
  • Aperol Spritz 
  • Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc
  • Casa Silva Sauvignon Gris
  • Hahn ‘SLH’ Pinot Noir
  • Cryptic Red 
  • Chalk Hill Estate Red  ($54.99)

Shelton Brothers is back with a vengeance

This is what arrived today at Forsyth!

Quick and the dirty.............
will post more later...

Upright Four 12/750 ml
Upright Five 12/750 ml
Upright Six 12/750 ml
Upright Seven 12/750 ml
Saint Somewhere Saison Athene 12/750 ml
Saint Somewhere Pays du Soleil 12/750 ml
Jester King Le Petit Prince 12/750 ml
Jester King Noble King 12/750 ml
Jester King Black Metal 12/750 ml
Jester King Das Wunderkind! 12/750 ml
Jester King Boxer's Revenge 12/750 ml
Cambridge Brewing Red God 12/22 oz
Cambridge Brewing Audacity of Hops 12/22 oz
Cambridge Brewing Tripel Threat 12/22 oz
Crooked Stave HopSavant 12/375 ml
Dieu du Ciel! Solstice d'Hiver 24/341 ml
Achel Trappist Extra 6/750 ml
De Ranke XX Bitter 6/750 ml
De Ranke Guldenberg 6/75 cl
De Ranke XXX Bitter 6/750 ml
De Ranke Pere Noel 6/750 ml
De La Senne Jambe-de-Bois 24/330 ml
De La Senne Zwarte Piet 24/330 ml
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze 6/750 ml
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze 12/375 ml
Struise Tsjeeses Reserva 24/330
De Proef Flemish Primitive #3 (Surly Bird) 6/750 ml
Ridgeway IPA 12/50 cl
Coniston Bluebird Bitter 12/500 ml
Wadworth 6X 12/50
Adnams Broadside 12/500 ml
Adnams Explorer 12/500 ml
Adnams Tally Ho Barleywine 24/330 ml
Timothy Taylor Landlord 8/500 ml
Mikkeller/Amager Hr. Frederiksen Vaesel Brunch 12/500 ml
Mikkeller Santa's Little Helper 6/750 ml
Mikkeller To From Via 6/750 ml
Mikkeller Red/White Christmas 6/1.5L Magnums
Mikkeller Mosaic Double IPA 12/500 ml
To Øl Barrel-Aged Snowball Saison (White Wine Barrel)
To Øl Shameless Santa 6/750 ml
To Øl Jule Maelk Super Stout 12/375 ml
Amager/Hoppin' Frog Frog Hops to Amager 12/500 ml
Xbeeriment Copper Snow 12/500 ml
Nøgne-Ø Horizon Tokyo Black 12/25 cl
EKU 28 Six-Packs, 24/330 ml
EKU Pils Six-Packs 24/33 cl
Kulmbacher Pils Six-Packs (24/330 ml)
Kulmbacher Eisbock Six Packs, 24/33

Dieu du Ciel Solstice d'Hiver

Dieu du Ciel winter release

Dieu du Ciel Solstice d'Hiver....$4.99 / 11oz
Solstice d'hiver (Winter solstice)
Barley Wine - 9% alc./vol."This noble winter beer is brown in colour with flaming red highlights. Its taste is delicately sweet and liquor-like with a hint of burnt caramel coming from the malt and a prolonged boiling time. It is a very bitter beer with aromas of hops and alcohol, and flavours reminiscent of red fruit brought by the English-type yeast we use to ferment it. The aftertaste is accentuated by the wonderful flavour of hops. Solstice d’Hiver is brewed only once a year, and is then aged for 4 to 5 months before being sold. This aging process is necessary to achieve an ideal equilibrium between the sharp bitterness and the other flavours in the beer." -- Brewery

Solstice d'hiver is brewed only once a year, at the end of the summer. It is then aged for a few months in order to attain a perfect balance in taste. Then, it is sold starting mid-December of each year, until stocks last.

Rated 98/100 percentile on RateBeer

Amager and Hoppin' Frog

Amager Hoppin' Frog Frog Hops to Amager...$9.99 / pint
Imperial Stout
Rated 99/100 RateBeer
One day in May 2012, Amager Bryghus had a visit from one of America's most charismatic brewers, Fred Karm from the Brewery Hoppin 'Frog in Akron, Ohio. Fred was on tour in Europe and made ​​a guest brew with us.  The result of this pleasant and rewarding day in good American Company, is the bottle you hold. "Frog Hops Two Amager" is a somewhat rare taype, namely an Imperial Wheat Stout, brewed with 8 different malts, two of which are wheat .  And then it would not do for us if it was not hopped strongly so we have given the beer a solid game of Tomahawk and Chinook.  You will find and intense and aromatic hopping beer, which is perhaps a little softer and not so heavy as other Imperial Stouts.  Hope you can enjoy the results of this transatlantic cooperation!   

Upright Brewing - new to The Wine and Cheese Place!

Upright Brewing - Portland, Oregon

In stock now at Forsyth
Upright produces four year round "numbered" beers with a similar theme, all of which incorporate regionally grown and malted grains, hops from the Annen Brothers farm in Mt. Angel, and a special saison yeast perfectly suited to our open fermentation vessels. These beers are named after their starting gravity (density, or pre-fermentation sugar content) in Belgian brewing degrees. This method is a nod to the days when breweries solely distributed to their respective neighborhoods with nothing but a number on the cap to distinguish the beers – a time before the overly branded products of today. We hope that you appreciate the absence of gimmicks at Upright and enjoy the beers in the same sincere fashion that they are made.

Upright Four....$11.99 / 750ml
Four is a wheat beer embodying the spirit of country-style French & Belgian ales. It's light but nuanced with floral and herbal aromas and flavors, capped by a dry and mildly tart finish.
Malts: pale, wheat, vienna
Hops: santiam
4.5%, 18 IBU's

Upright Six....$11.99 / 750ml
Six is a rye beer displaying the great spicy notes the grain is known for along with a deep caramel core and delicate bubblegum note rooted in its open fermentation. Despite being dark in color, the beer finishes quite dry and refreshing.
Malts: pale, caramel, rye
Other: roast barley
Hops: magnum
6.7%, 25 IBU's

Upright Five...$11.99 / 750ml
Five blends three hop varieties with pale caramel malt to create full flavors. Subtle pale fruit aromas produced during the fermentation brighten the profile and provide contrast to its bitterness.
Malts: pale, caramel
Other: rolled barley
Hops: willamette, liberty, perle
5.5%, 37 IBU's

Upright Seven...$11.99 / 750ml
Seven is the most Belgian-esque of the numbered beers, where the house yeast is fully expressed with a big fruitiness while the hops provide spicy and herbal elements. The beer has some heft mid-palate but finishes dry.
Malts: pale, pilsener, vienna
Hops: magnum, mt.hood, columbia
8%, 23 IBU's

The brewers at Upright thoroughly enjoy developing different styles of beer ranging from old German and English styles to individualistic brews that only borrow a bit from tradition. These beers typically revolve around seasonal ingredients, barrel aging, or unusual yeasts and bacteria that make their time of release somewhat variable each year. Always produced in small batches, the seasonals come and go quickly with very limited distribution, but as the brewery continues to find room for oak barrels expect to see more new beers down the road.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Alpha Brewing - St. Louis, Missouri

We just got our first bottles from St. Louis' latest brewery to bottle!

Alpha Brewing Company
In stock at Forsyth now and online for shipping

Very fresh, bottled December 1st!

Alpha Brewing Bisikel...$7.99 / 22oz
"This beer is a hop bomb using all galaxy hops.  These hops have a fruity, tropical aroma.  It is very hop forward, to say the least.  

Cigar City Arrives!

In stock at Forsyth and New Ballas and online

New Belgium Lips of Faith Collab with Cigar City...$11.99 / 22oz

Ale Brewed w/ Anaheim & Marash Chilies
We’re about to light up Florida with this Cigar City collaborative brew. Our Belgian yeast tangos with Anaheim and Marash peppers along with loads of citrusy hops to create an ale full of spice. Aged on Spanish Cedar to salute our mutual love for wood!

Body: Fun and full-bodied.
ABV: 8.5%
IBU: 50
Calories: 220
Hops: Target, Centennial, Cascade, Pacific Jade, Wakatu, Simcoe
Malts: Pale, Carastan
Yeast: Bier de Garde
Fruits/Spice: Anaheim Chili, Marash Chili, Spanish Cedar Spirals
Aroma: Fruity, citrus combo from hops, spice and yeast aromas. Slight herbal, cedar note.
Mouthfeel: What a wild ride. Coating, wide start that immediately turns the corner to astringent, sweet-warming then lingering spicy peppery woody long finish.
Flavor: Starts sweet, then a little tangy tartness but quickly turns to bitter, spicy, tannic. Great complexity.
Visual: Deep orange, slightly hazy.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

New Lips of Faith Wild2

So far just in stock at Forsyth and New Ballas and online

New Belgium Lips of Faith Wild2...$7.19 / 22oz
Wild2 Dubbel ale, our mahogany-hued autumn ale spiced with schisandra, opens with the floral, earthy notes of fall itself. Schisandra berries, known as “five-flavor fruit,” possess all five flavors: salty, sweet, sour, spicy and bitter. This malt-forward dubbel ale is fermented with a Trappist yeast and finishes dry and slightly sour with a touch of bretta. Lasso a bottle!

Body: Full body. Luscious but finishes dry so it feels medium. You can drink the whole thing and still want another.
ABV: 8%
IBU: 30
Hops: Target, Goldinas, Liberty
Malts: Pale, Munich, Carmel 80, Special-B, Wheat, Chpcolate Wheat, Oats
Yeast: Trappist Ale Yeast
Fruits/Spice: Shisandra
Aroma: Banana bubblegum and smoky clove- quintessential trappist yeast strain notes. The roasted malt bill brings to mind toffee, caramel, brown sugar, sarsaparilla and bittersweet chocolate. The bretta funkiness kicks the phenols into high gear along with more tropical fruits.
Mouthfeel: The beer opens sweet and creamy finishes warm and peppery herbal tongue-number. Full, clean finish.
Flavor: Deep rich and malty with peppery-like finish and dark fruits, wild musty pineapple, cellar-like flavor.
Visual: Deep ruby brown, bretta haze, medium tawny foam.