Saturday, December 12, 2015

Glen Garioch Virgin Oak Single Malt Scotch

Glen Garioch Virgin Oak Single Malt Scotch....$105.99
Today we’re delighted to introduce you to our latest addition to our family, Glen Garioch Virgin Oak. For the very first time we’re releasing Glen Garioch that has been fully matured in virgin North American oak casks and is unlike anything you’ve tasted before.

Although American Bourbon Whiskey must, by law, be matured in unused, virgin oak casks, Scottish distillers have always favoured used, so-called ‘ex-bourbon’ barrels, believing that the oak in its virgin state would be too overpowering for our more refined and complex whiskies. Well, think again!

Aultmore Single Malt Scotches!!!

GLASGOW, Scotland, Sept. 24, 2014 - John Dewar & Sons Ltd., one of the most respected names in the world of Scotch whisky, today announced plans to release a range of new expressions and neverbefore-released single malts - the hidden gems of its single malt portfolio. This bold move, unprecedented in recent years, will introduce a treasure trove of top-shelf whiskies to consumers around the world. 
 AULTMORE is a rare Speyside malt known locally as "a nip of the Buckie Road." The distillery's water filters down through the misty, mysterious area called the Foggie Moss. AULTMORE is rated top-class and is a dram sought after for its gentle grassy notes.

Aultmore Single Malt 12 year Old...$46.99

Aultmore Single Malt 18 year Old...$93.99

Cismontane Black’s Nocturne Imperial Stout

More in stock now!!!!

Cismontane Black’s Nocturne Imperial Stout...$18.99 pint 
We took everyone’s favorite Imperial Stout (sans coffee) and aged it for nearly a year in fresh Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels, which we then blended in an attempt to tame the bourbon beastliness. Creamy vanilla and smooth oak on the nose complement and round out the roasted, bitter chocolate characteristics. A kiss of bourbon booziness on the palate provides the perfect finish for this rich and decadent tribute to the dark months ahead. Be prepared…winter is coming. 12% ABV 50 IBU

Tool Nelson Survin Sour

Reminder - you have 7 days to pick up from the date of the order or it goes back to the shelf.  This time of year we are much stricter as space is a premium right now

Tool Nelson Survin Sour....$10.99 / 750ml
ABV: 9.0%
Style: Sour Mashed Double IPA
Malts: Pilsner, Biscuit, Cara Crystal, Unmalted Wheat
Hops: Nelson Sauvin
Continuing the sour fling — this is our sour DIPA boasting with Nelson Sauvin hops. Crazy tropical sour notes, all in one beer. we call it Sourvin…

Friday, December 11, 2015

4 Hands Alter Ego Black IPA

back in stock!

4 Hands Alter Ego Black IPA...$9.99 / 6pk
Expressive, beautiful, dark, and exquisite — this beer infuses the dark malts with a shot of hoppiness that will make you smile. A mind-blowing brew.

Upcoming releases....

Got some "Advance Copy" of Firestone Walker's new rotating hop series.  The first one will be Rev.431.  These will be limited IPA releases with a different hop.

Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion - will post more details when it arrives next year.


Main St. Brewing from Belleville Illinois -- 
scheduled to arrive next week at The Wine and Cheese Place!!!

ROCK HILL location tasting!

Rock Hill location - the original!
The Wine and Cheese Place
9755 Manchester Road 
St. Louis MO 63119

Special Saturday Holiday Tasting Extravaganza!

This coming weekend, Saturday Dec 12, a special tasting at ROCK HILL featuring some of our favorite holiday wine picks!

December 12th from 12pm-5:00pm
Open House Style

2015 Holidays Favorites Tasting

We are excited to offer this awesome chance to taste a fantastic selection of some of our favorite holiday wine picks. Don’t miss this opportunity to taste some world class wines, and get some of that difficult holiday shopping done early!

Wines to be tasted:
Taste these amazing wines (while supply lasts, wines subject to change)
  • Caymus Napa Cabernet 2013................$65.98 
  • Ojai Chardonnay Solomon Hills 2013.....$29.99 94WA
  • Paul Lato Matinee Pinor Noir 2013........$45.99 
  • Ramey Claret 2013...….........................$35.99 92WE 
  • Galerie Latro Cabernet Sauv KV 2012....$49.99 90+WA
  • Bramare Lujan de Cuyo Malbcec 2012...$39.99 94JS
  • Jolete Dry Creek Cabernet 2012............$29.99 
  • La Lecciaia Brunello Riserva 2009.........$42.99 95WS
  • Pahlmeyer Jayson Red 2013..................$49.99 
  • Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah 2013.......$54.99 93WS

BALLWIN Locatoin tasting tonight!

Our Ballwin location is staying open late Friday and Saturday with some wine tastings scheduled. .
Come in and shop until 8pm and taste some great wines at our BALLWIN Location

The Wine and Cheese Place
14748 Clayton Road, Ballwin MO

Tonight!!! Taste some amazing wines
and shop late tonight!  Taste from 5-8pm

Gundlach Bundschu Pinot Noir 2012
Winemaker Tasting Notes
Aromas of fresh blueberries, dried rose petals and anise. Juicy flavors of black cherry, fleshy black plum & mixed berries with a touch of vanilla cream are infused with complex layers of espresso, black tea and earth. Round and polished mouthfeel, with ripe, supple tannins drawing the creamy texture through an exceptionally long, elegant finish. Will continue to improve with three to seven years cellaring from vintage date.

Robert Craig Affinity 2012
The least expensive wine is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Affinity, the estate Cabernet Sauvignon from the foothills just south of Stag’s Leap blended with small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. An absolutely stunning value in Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, the wine has an inky/purple color, a big sweet kiss of créme de cassis, spice box, mocha and assorted black fruits. It is full-bodied and ripe with low acidity and sweet tannins. This wine is showy and up front, but has enough stuffing to last 7-10 years or more. 92 pts Wine Advocate
Robert Craig is still one of the most consistent wineries in terms of quality and keeping pricing within realistic levels, not something frequently seen in Napa Valley.

Big Basin Homestead 2012
A blend of 34% Grenache, 23% Syrah, 21% Carignan, 18% Mourvedre and the balance Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2012 Homestead is a ripe, rounded and textured wine that has loads of black licorice, ground herbs, pepper and spice that are backed up by a core of sweet black fruit. Staying fresh and lively, with a terrific finish, enjoy this forward, fruit-loaded effort over the coming 5-7 years.   Located high up in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Big Basin Vineyards is run by Bradley Brown. He releases numerous estate wines, yet also makes a number of wines from other top vineyards in the Central Coast. These 2011s show the freshness and focus of the cooler vintage, and his 2012s offer beautiful purity, with more fruit forward profiles.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Santa Fe Kriek - limited release

Santa Fe Brewing Los Innovadores Kriek....$23.99 / 750ml
The Kriek, inspired by the time-honored Belgian Lambics fermented with cherries, is an incredibly refreshing and balanced take on the classic style. The beer aged in American Oak barrels for two years with a carefully selected blend of wild yeasts, eventually undergoing a secondary fermentation with world-famous Michigan tart cherries and sake yeast. The result is an ale with a bright garnet color and an intense cherry aroma, reminiscent of warm cherry pie, that is both sweet and tart, followed by a complex sour flavor and a crisp finish.

The Kriek is part of our Los Innovadores series of wild fermented ales. Los Innovadores are the brewers and team members of Santa Fe Brewing known for their passion, creativity and dedication to the craft. The Innovadores beers are what happen when you give those people wild yeast, the keys to the brewery and very few rules!

BA Old Rasputin!


Must be picked up by 7pm on Saturday.

North Coast Barrel Aged Old Rasputin...$19.99
Russian Imperial Stout aged in Wheat Whiskey Barrels

North Coast Barrel Aged Old Rasputin...$19.99
Russian Imperial Stout aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels

Blended/Blended Malt Scotch Whisky of the Year Award

We have this bad boy in stock now!

Whisky Advocate’s 22nd Annual Blended/Blended Malt Scotch Whisky of the Year Award

December 10th, 2015
Blue Hanger 11th Limited Release, 45.6%, £89
Blends spun off in different directions this year. Johnnie Walker Select Cask Rye Cask Finish and Dewar’s Scratched Cask aimed to shift their flavor profile toward an American whiskey style. That Boutique-y Whisky Company Blue_Hanger_11th_700ml_bottle_LRlaunched highly accomplished blends in release sizes no larger than a single cask bottling. Douglas Laing completed their Remarkable Regional Malts range of blended malts, crowned by a special cask strength version of Scallywag. A strong contender for this award was the glorious blended grain whisky Hedonism Quindecimus from Compass Box. Variety and innovation marked this out as a notable year for good blends.
This year’s victor, however, is a marvelous blended malt whisky put together by Doug McIvor for Berry Brothers & Rudd that oozes with quality. Whisky Advocate ratings for Blue Hanger bottlings frequently exceed 90 points, the 6th release was a previous recipient of this award, and this 11th release has conquered with its charming personality showing through the layered complexity of the blend. The experience is drenched with citrus intensity, but a spectrum of other fruity flavors ricochets around the mouth: peach juice, mandarin, pineapple cubes, and lemon zest revealed in seemingly endlessly changing moments. A firm, unctuous finish shows a little charred wood and dark sugar cloaked in fine smoke. Doug McIvor’s talent for picking and blending exceptional single casks has not gone unnoticed, and this Blue Hanger 11th release is a masterful accomplishment. —Jonny McCormick

Schalfly Grapefruit IPA

Schalfly Grapefruit IPA...$7.49 / 6pk
Schlafly Grapefruit IPA is all about the delight of citrus, using real grapefruit as well as citrusy aromatic hops to create a delightful refreshing IPA experience.  Available year round

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Rombauer Chardonnay is back

2014 Rombauer Chardonnay Carneros...$32.99 
The fruit for this wine comes from vineyards in the Carneros region owned by the Rombauer family and select growers including the Sangiacomo family, long-term grower partners who have farmed this land for three generations.Enticing aromas of bright citrus and melon are layered with spice, vanilla and a touch of butter. Vibrant flavors of mango and guava meld with vanilla and soft spice on the creamy, rich palate. The finish is juicy and satisfying with refreshing acidity that makes you crave another sip

Stone / Juli Goldenberg / Monkey Paw 24 Carrot Golden Ale

Stone / Juli Goldenberg / Monkey Paw 24 Carrot Golden Ale...$8.49 / 22oz
Juli Goldenberg, Winner, Stone Homebrew Competition
Cosimo Sorrentino, Head Brewer, Monkey Paw Brewing Company
Mitch Steele, Brewmaster, Stone Brewing Co.

2015 marked the seventh year of our American Homebrewers Association-sanctioned Stone Homebrew Competition. Juli Goldenberg, this year’s winner, added carrots, raisins, cinnamon and more to a Belgian-style golden strong ale to create a beer that is the liquid embodiment of carrot cake.
As the name implies, this beer is richly aromatic and envelopes the palate with decadent flavors of cream cheese frosting, cinnamon, vanilla, carrots and raisins plus subtle malt sweetness, ending with a medium-dry finish. It’s nothing short of brilliant and well deserving of the 24 karat (carrot?) golden opportunity to be brewed by Stone and distributed across the country.

Macallan 30 Year old back in stock

Macallan 30 Year Old Sherry Oak Single Malt Whisky...$2299.99 / 750ml
"Smells of chocolate-covered orange, dry malt and oak; aeration stimulates dry breakfast cereal, lanolin, beeswax and palm oil aromas. Entry is layered by sweet grain, oak barrel, vanilla wafer, toffee and fudge; midpalate gives off wave after wave of integrated spirit, grain, wood and acidity. A perfect Speyside single malt."
Rated 96-100/100 The Wine Enthusiast

The First Editions Scotch - very limited releases

The First Editions Scotch

With a tasting panel of just two, we make no apology for the First Editions range being a very personal selection.” -Andrew Laing

Hunter Laing Company, founded in 2010 by Andrew and Scott Laing. The origins of the company are rooted in the decades they have spent growing up in and around the Scotch whisky industry. It’s thru their father, Stewart Laing (Douglas Laing & Co) that they have learned the respect and passion for the spirit.

With a label inspired by the classic elegance of an antique manuscript, the First Editions brand is the mark of quality which appears across the core range of single-cask bottling of various single malt whisky.

The First Editions range we bottle single casks from our maturing stocks of casks from distilleries across Scotland’s whisky producing regions. Whilst these stocks consist of very young spirit through to extremely old malts and grains, we tend to prefer whiskies of around 18-30 years old.

Although, the backbone of the First Editions brand is normally elegant, older, gentle Speyside whiskies, we appreciate and enjoy the spirit in all its forms. Therefore, we are pleased to offer some of the best of casks from distilleries across all of Scotland’s regions. Among our selection are big names like Port Ellen or Macallan, followed by lesser known distilleries like Linkwood or Mortlach. The First Editions range of single malts is an offering that can satisfy even the most discriminating single malt connoisseur!

Always mindful of the benefits of a whisky being from just one cask, we will bottle it when we feel it is at its best for drinking rather than being influenced by “round” ages such as 18, or 25 years old. The First Editions bottling is always at cask-strength and, naturally, without artificial coloring or chill-filtration.

First Editions Authors' Series Macallan 21 Year Old...$849.99
Edgar Allan Poe
Age: 21 Years Old
Distilled: June 1993
Bottled: December 2014
Aged in a Bourbon Cask
Bottles Produced: 223
Cask Strength: 55.2%

First Editions Glen Garioch 24 year Old Single Malt Scotch...$219.99
Age: 24 Years
Distilled: 1990
Bottled: 2014
Aged in Refill Bourbon Cask
Cask Strength: 55% ABV
Bottles Produced: 215

First Editions Glenlivet 17 year Old Single Malt Scotch...$179.99
Age: 17 Years
Distilled: 1997
Bottled: 2014
Aged in Refill Bourbon Cask
Cask Strength: 57.5% ABV
Bottles Produced: 221

First Editions Authors' Series Glenburgie 25 Year Old...$279.99
Charles Dickens
Age: 25 Years Old
Distilled: June 1989
Bottled: December 2014
Aged in a refill Bourbon Cask
Bottles Produced: 188
Cask Strength: 49.6%

First Editions Glenrothes 17 year Old Single Malt Scotch...$164.99
Age: 24 Years
Distilled: 1997
Bottled: 2014
Aged in a Bourbon Cask
Cask Strength: 47% ABV
Bottles Produced: 241

First Editions Longmorn 18 year Old Single Malt Scotch...$185.99
Age: 18 Years
Distilled: 1996
Bottled: 2014
Aged in Refill Bourbon Cask
Cask Strength: 52.4% ABV
Bottles Produced: 253

First Editions Auchentoshan 17 year Old Single Malt Scotch...$171.99
Age: 17 Years
Distilled: 1997
Bottled: 2014
Aged in Refill Bourbon Cask
Cask Strength: 51.6% ABV
Bottles Produced: 292

First Editions Graigellachie 19 year Old Single Malt Scotch...$219.99
Age: 19 Years
Distilled: 1995
Bottled: 2014
Aged in a Sherry Cask
Cask Strength: 53,3% ABV
Bottles Produced: 240

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial + new vintage reserve

Rated 97 on RateBeer
Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial Special Brown Ale...$11.99 / 750ml
Maracaibo Especial - A rich brown ale inspired by the enigmatic monastic brews of Belgium, and the mysterious mist shrouded jungles of the tropics. Brewed with real cacao, and spiced with cinnamon and sweet orange peel for a sensual delight. A brew to be sipped, savored, and enjoyed!

2014 Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Vintage Reserve...$12.99 / 750ml

WARSTEINER Winter Special Edition

First time we have seen this one...
WARSTEINER Winter Special Edition..$7.49 / 6pk
A seasonal, full-bodied winter beer with a warm and rich copper-red amber color
A satisfying malty taste sensation masterfully balanced with subtle hoppy bitterness
A perfect fit for celebrating the Winter season

Quality hops
Our company only purchases and processes quality hops that meet our strict quality requirements. The special combination of bitter and aroma hops is unique and is a key component of the well balanced, mild-hoppy WARSTEINER Premium German Pilsener.

Best brewing barley
The malt for our beer is manufactured from top-quality brewing barley cultivated from well-known German producing regions and from Champagne, which enjoy optimal climatic and soil conditions.
The light golden yellow color of WARSTEINER Premium German Pilsener beer is obtained thanks to none other than the finest ingredients and an especially gentle, careful brewing process.

Mikkeller Beer Geeks

Mikkeller Beer Geek Flat White...$6.99 / 11.2oz
 – A wormhole of coffee and lactose.
– Oatmeal milkstout
– Brewed at Lervig in Norway
– 330 ml
– ABV: 7,5%

Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast...$5.49 / 11.2oz

Rated 100 RateBeer
"Ask any beer geek . . . . a hearty, complex stout is the tastiest way to begin the day. This unique mix of an oat and coffee stout creates an intense, full-bodied beer that is surprisingly balanced and full of new taste adventures with every sip." -- importer

New Belgium Lips of Faith Blackberry Barleywine

New Belgium Lips of Faith Blackberry Barleywine...$8.49 / 22oz
The darker the berry, the sweeter the barley wine—that’s what we thought when brewing the first barley wine in New Belgium history. Blackberry Barley Wine channels the elegant spirit of a classic English barley wine, but with a kiss of blackberry to elevate the sip beyond convention. A deep wash of caramelized sugar and toasted bread, courtesy of Caramel Munich malts, adopts subtle laces of floral fruit for a pairing as proper as sipping snifters beside a crackling fireplace. Make this winter berry delicious with a warming, rich pour of Blackberry Barley Wine.

O'Fallon Cherry Chocolate Seasonal + King Louie

New packaging!

O'Fallon Cherry Chocolate Beer...$7.99 / 6pk

A dark wheat beer that tastes like a chocolate covered cherry…only better! Brewed with four kinds of grain and two hops varieties for a smooth, delicious beer…the perfect sipping beer for the cooler winter months.

Back in stock now at Forsyth

O'Fallon Brewing / Bissinger's King Louie Toffee Stout...$7.99 / 6pk
"O'Fallon Brewery and Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier are partnering to brew a new seasonal beer, King Louie's Toffee Stout, that will debut this fall.  The 7 percent alcohol by volume beer -- brewed with malted barley, three roast levels of caramel malts and flaked oats --  Head Brewer Brian Owens said O'Fallon Brewery is creating test batches now to develop the recipe. "We're fine-tuning the ingredients," Owens said. "We're leaning toward a sweeter stout."
   O'Fallon Brewery has sourced ingredients from Bissinger's for several years, including an un-Dutched low-fat cocoa powder for its Cocoa Latte draft beer available in the winter.  But the King Louie's Toffee Stout is the first time the 14-year-old craft brewery has offered a co-branded product, which will feature both Bissinger's and O'Fallon Brewery branding on its labels and marketing materials.    "We hand craft our beers, and they hand craft their chocolate," said Jim Gorczyca, owner and president of O’Fallon Brewery. "It was a great opportunity to take our partnership to a new level."  - St. Louis Post Dispatch