Saturday, May 16, 2015

Jim Barry the Cover Drive

2012 Jim Barry The Cover Drive...$16.99
With vineyards in Coonawarra as well as its Clare Valley home turf, a blend makes a great deal of sense. The colour is excellent, and the medium-bodied palate has an effortless display of cassis, redcurrant and plum fruit, oak integrated, the tannins fine and ripe.
Rated 92/100 James Halliday

Redstone Black Currant - Limited Edition

Limited Edition Release
Redstone Mead Black Currant Honey Wine...$18.99 / 750ml
Newest Mountain Honey Wine in years. This drier melomel has a tart finish with hints of tannins. Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled. Ages well!
Honey: 2 parts Clover, 1 part Orange Blossom
Sweetness: Medium
Mead Style: Melomel
Alcohol Content: 12%
Each bottle is dated (Very rare for a commercial mead!)

Morrigan Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey

Morrigan Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey...$23.99 
Our whisky is produced and bottled in Ireland. It’s only in Ireland where they practically do not use peat when drying malt. That is why the taste of smoke that is peculiar to many of Scotch whiskies can rarely be found in Irish whisky. This makes this beverage noble. The highest quality is achieved by triple distillation and by the technological methods used by the most famous Irish producers. All cycles of production and bottling take place in Ireland, serving as a guarantee of quality and exclusiveness of the product. Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey 

Free State Dirty Kanza Kolsch

Free State Dirty Kanza Kolsch..$8.49 / 6pk
Here’s to a Decade of Dirty! Free State Brewery celebrates the great spirit of the Dirty Kanza 200 bicycle race with a limited release beer. The Dirty Kanza Kolsch is our tribute to the adventurousness and dedication of the riders and the crew who have made this race through the Kansas Flint Hills one of the premier endurance events in America. Riders from nearly every state in the US (and beyond) have tested themselves with this challenging 200 mile race over gravel and dirt roads. This Dirty Kanza Kolsch awaits them at the finish line.

Ommegang Upside Down Brown with Brett

Back in stock!

Ommegang Upsdie Brown Ale...$12.99 / 750ml
What can “brown” do for you? Our latest Brewmaster’s Obsession Series ale turns your world upside down. The use of wild Brettanomyces yeast makes the beer more complex – yet magically more drinkable at the same time. The challenge to tame wild yeast is an obsession that drives our brewers, and fuels a passion for making great beer.

Upside Brown has a dark amber,deep copper hue with good clarity and a slightly off-white head. Fruit-filled aromas are dominated by pineapple and cherry, rounded out with a touch of farmyard funk. Sweet malt character is balanced by brett tartness with underlying flavors of cherry and dark fruits. Lively carbonation, dry and tart with a medium-light body. This fine ale can also evolve - cellar for a dryer and more pronounced brett presence. 7% ABV

Rare limited release - The Exclusive Blend! 20 and 21 year Old

The Exclusive Blend Scotch Whisky 21 Year Old...$85.99
46% ABV
A blenc of Scotch Single Malts and Scotch Single Grains all distilled in 1991 and matured in the finest ex-Sherry Oak casks. Natural colour and without chill filtering for a more flavourful whiskey.  A rich, fruity and oak sweetened blended Scotch whisky made with an unusually high proportion of malt whisky and ex-Sherry oak casks.

Plus another case of this one arrived!
The Exclusive Blend 20 Year Old...$87.99
Distilled in 1994
Aged 20 Years
Finest Highland and Speyside Scotch Malt Whiskies all distilled in 1994, blended together and married in first fill ex-Sherry Butt. Natural color and without chill filtering for more flavorful Whisky.

Rare and old Mortlach Single Malt Scotches

Gordan & Macphail 25 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch...$198.99
43% ABV
ortlach?s main claim to fame is that it was the first of seven distilleries to be built in and around Dufftown. The distillery operates a unique distillation process which distills the spirit 2.5 times. This, combined with the worm tubs used to condense the spirit, gives the whisky the complexity for which it is renowned. This also makes the whisky suitable for longer ageing. Unlike most distilleries in Scotland, Mortlach was given permission to remain in production during most of World War II. Gordon & MacPhail have stocks of the rare war years whisky.

Only 1 bottle in stock
Gordon & Macphail Mortlach 1954...$2399.99 / 750ml
(next lowest price online is $2599.99)
43% ABV
Distilled 1954
Aged 58 Years in Oak
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Cask 494

Mortlach?s main claim to fame is that it was the first of seven distilleries to be built in and around Dufftown. The distillery operates a unique distillation process which distills the spirit 2.5 times. This, combined with the worm tubs used to condense the spirit, gives the whisky the complexity for which it is renowned. This also makes the whisky suitable for longer ageing. Unlike most distilleries in Scotland, Mortlach was given permission to remain in production during most of World War II. Gordon & MacPhail have stocks of the rare war years whisky.

Brunello 95 Points and only $54 !!!

What an amazing Brunello value and find!
2010 Scopone Brunello di Montalcino L'Olivare...$53.99
So much fruit and richness to this young Brunello with blueberry, dark chocolate and sea salt character. Full body with lots of rich fruit and layers of ripe tannins and character. Long and intense. Better after 2017.
Rated 95/100 James Suckling

Friday, May 15, 2015

Ardbeg Odyssey Tour is stopping at The Wine and Cheese Place

The Ardbeg Perpetuum is open for the tasting!

The Ardbeg Odyssy Truck has arrived!

There are two old school Space Invaders Games inside to play!

Plus you can get in the capsule for a 3 minute ride

Just added - Taste the Ardbeg Perpetuum 
TONIGHT!  May 15 from 4pm -6:30pm
(1 bottle available to taste until gone, not for sale)
"Every year, the Islay Whisky Festival takes place at the end of May and our start of June.  The final Satruday is "Ardbeg Day" when the distillery throws open its doors to welcome fans from all over the world.  This year, the limited edition highly collectible scotch will be Ardbeg Perpetuum."

  • Limited Edition Release
  • Matured in Bourbon and Sherry Casks
  • 47.4% ABV, Non Chill filtered
  • Only 1,100 cases produced
  • We have a preview bottle for you to taste during the Odyssy Tour only at The Wine and Cheese Place.

Ardbeg Odyssey Tour is stopping 
at The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105

TONIGHT May 15 from 4pm -6:30pm

Open House Event!
Reservations are not needed - but let us know on facebook if you are coming

Ardbeg Odyssey Tour
We will have the Odyssey trailer at our store featuring an interactive space capsule and Islay Invaders Video Game. Guests will be able to enter the capsule with and Ardbeg space helmet, have their picture taken, look out the windows into a space scene and a feel for how small the capsule really was.

We will taste...
  • Ardbeg 10 yr
  • Ardbeg Corryvreckan
  • Ardbeg Uigedail
  • Ardbeg Perpetuum
  • Plus Ardbeg inspired cocktails

Plus, we will have these special sets available and on sale that night. 
Will make a perfect Father's Day gift!

Getting ready for this Friday!

New Stone 12 pack

New Stone 12 pack..

  • Pale Ale 2.0
  • Go To IPA
  • Saison
  • Arrogant Bastard Ale

New , limited Glenmorangie Tusail

Back in stock!

order now 5
Glenmorangie Tusail Single Malt Scotch....$119.99tusail

The 6th release from Glenmorangie's award-winning Private Edition, Tùsail is the product of a carefully-selected parcel of Maris Otter barley, floor-malted by hand using traditional techniques, and non chill-filtered.
A rich winter variety of barley first introduced in 1965, Maris Otter was bred specifically to meet the demand for a high quality brewing malt and recognized for its ability to impart rich, rustic malty flavours. Now used only by a select few who continue, like Glenmorangie, to uphold an ethos of sacrificing yield for quality by using only the finest ingredients, the result is a whisky celebrating the variety’s renowned taste profile.

Stone Ruination 2.0 - new version is here!

Stone Ruination 2.0 Double IPA....$12.99 / 6 pack
Stone Ruination IPA was the first full-time brewed and bottled West Coast double IPA on the planet. As craft beer has evolved over the years, so too have techniques for maximizing hop flavors and aromas. For the second incarnation of our groundbreaking India pale ale, we employed dry hopping and hop bursting to squeeze every last drop of piney, citrusy, tropical essence from the hops that give this beer its incredible character. We’ve also updated the name to reflect the imperial-level intensity that’s evident in every sip. Join us in cheering this, the second stanza in our “Liquid Poem to the Glory of the Hop.”

Lagunitas Equinox Pale Oat Ale

Lagunitas Equinox Pale Oat Ale...$3.59 / 22oz
Rated 95/100 RateBeer
A creamy, pale oat ale hopped up with a huge charge of Equinox and Simcoe hops for a piney, eucalyptusy, cedary, sprucey, foresty blast.

Fresh Cans from Bells


Canned April 23
Bells Two Hearted Ale...$7.99 / 4pk of 16oz CANS
Two Hearted Ale is defined by its intense hop aroma and malt balance. Hopped exclusively with the Centennial hop varietal from the Pacific Northwest, massive additions in the kettle and again in the fermenter lend their characteristic grapefruit and pine resin aromas. A significant malt body balances this hop presence; together with the signature fruity aromas of Bell's house yeast, this leads to a remarkably drinkable American-style India Pale Ale.

Canned May 4
Bells Oberon Hoppy Wheat Ale...$6.99 / 4pk of 16oz CANS
Bell's Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with Bell's signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Terra Incognita

Limited, in stock now at Forsyth

Sierra Nevada / Boulevard Terra Incognita #3...$9.99 / 750ml

The latest iteration of Terra Incognita emerges in Northern California

Chico, CA—August 14, 2014—Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Boulevard Brewing Company today announced that round three of their ever-evolving collaboration Terra Incognita will hit retail shelves late this month. First created in 2012 for SAVOR, a Brewers Association beer and food event, Terra Incognita proved too fun and flavorful a project to be a one-off. The beer, always a unique blend of fresh and aged ale, does not include the late addition of the wild yeast Brettanomyces this year.

“The base beer is a roasty, hopped-up brown ale that evolves in such interesting ways when it spends time in wine and whiskey barrels,” said Sierra Nevada Head Brewer Steve Dresler. “We hosted Boulevard at our Chico brewery and together tasted various blending ratios until we had a final beer that captivated us. We imagine craft beer drinkers will be similarly impressed.”

“Collaborating with Sierra Nevada on Terra Incognita the past three years has been a great experience,” said Steven Pauwels, Boulevard’s Brewmaster. “We learn from each other, laugh a lot, and the beer we’ve made has impressed my taste buds every time. This year is no exception.”

Terra Incognita celebrates and merges strengths of Sierra Nevada (savvy use of whole-cone hops) and Boulevard (barrel aging prowess). The beer’s name means “land unknown” and recalls the centuries old California Trail that connects the two breweries—an overland wagon trail across the western half of the US from Missouri river towns to what is now the state of California. This year’s final blend of Terra Incognita is a precise ratio: 55 percent wine barrel-aged ale, 32 percent bourbon barrel-aged ale, and 13 percent fresh ale. Sierra Nevada assertively hopped the brown ale before splitting it between red wine and bourbon barrels where it matured for 6 months, resulting in a 9.8% ABV blended beer whose earthy malt flavors are dressed in notes of tart fruit, vanilla and coconut.

WOW - Entre Deux Mers

WOW - Wine Of the Week

Come taste the WOW each Saturday at all FOUR of our locations.

There will be a special price that day only for the wine of the week. Check the store that day for the sale price.

Wine of the Week : Chateau Tuilerie Pages Entre Deux Mers

Come taste it all four locations on Saturday May 16 - from 11am-4pm

New, fresh and exciting wine for Spring and Summer!
2013 Chateau Tuilerie Pages Entre-Deux-Mers Blanc...$13.99
65% Sauvignon Blanc
35% Semillon
Chateau Tuilerie Pages is an outstanding white Bordeaux wine from Entre-Deux-Mers. Well known for extraordinary white wines, Entre-Deux-Mers (meaning "between the two seas") the region is located between the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers. Noted for its rolling hillsides and lush landscapes, it is the largest Bordeaux region and offers some of the best Sauvignon Blanc and Semillion in the world. With sumptuous tropical fruit aromas, the wine is a standout in its iconic electric blue bottle.

Ciacci 2010 Brunellos -

2010 Ciacci Brunello di Montalcino "Pianrosso"....$139.99 / MAGNUM
Beautiful and delicate from the start, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso impresses for its depth and balance. The wine sees one more year of oak cask aging compared to the base Brunello and you can definitely sense the extra spice on the nose. Those delicate balsam notes of root beer, ginger and rosemary oil are still prominently on display. Rich spice, leather and tar are followed by dark fruit, prune, blackberry and cassis. The finish is graceful and silky, but its length remains impressive. This is a terrific effort that promises a steady evolution ahead.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate

2010 Ciacci Brunello di Montalcino...$28.99 / 375ml 
The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino represents a return to the traditional values of Montalcino. The bouquet is buoyant and bright with lingering tones of smoke, ash, balsam herb, licorice and soy sauce. Those kinds of aromas make Brunello such a wonderful wine and thankfully you get them in abundance here. Dry mineral and brimstone also give the wine a sense of focus, sharpness and cleanliness that is very appealing. The close is long, fine and polished. I look forward to retasting this bottle five years from now.
Rated 94+/100 The Wine Advocate