Saturday, August 5, 2017

Black's Station amazing red blend

WOW - today!  August 5, 2017
Taste it at all 4 locations from 11-3pm today

2015 Black's Station Yolo County Red Blend...$9.99
The only other price on Wine-Searcher is $12

A unique Bordeaux blend that displays Yolo County's rugged, robust spirit!
Best Buy from Wine Enthusiast: ". . . full bodied and hefty in mouthfeel, blending oaky spice accents with blueberry and blackberry flavors."

Rated 88/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Chalk Hill Chardonnay

Amazing price!!

2016 Chalk HIll Sonoma Coast Chardonnay...$12.98
We are lowest price in the country.
The Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is golden in color. Aromas of yellow apple, melon, citrus zest and mango meld beautifully with notes of toasted hazelnut and vanilla custard from the oak aging. Pure and rich with an elegant palate, it displays fruit-forward flavors of golden apple, nectarine, and guava with subtle hints of butterscotch. With its cool-climate inuences, this Chardonnay has remarkable varietal intensity, balanced acidity and mineral notes that complement the rich and full flavors of baked apples, and vanilla cream.

Red Hawk Cheese is back

Back in stock at Forsyth
Cowgirl Creamery Red Hawk Cheese
"Red Hawk is the best mistake we’ve ever made. Sue made the first batch of Red Hawk [in 2001] while trying to correct a flaw on the rind of a Mt Tam. Ordinarily, Mt Tam begins to develop a nice, fluffy, white Penicillium candidum fuzz within four or five days. When Sue went to turn the cheese, it was bald and mottled. She looked more closely and found that cheese mites had jumped off the Stilton that was also in the aging room, had landed on Mt Tam, and were inhibiting the mold’s growth.

Sue re-inoculated the rind by spraying it with a solution of candidum mold and water, but instead of encouraging the bloomy growth, the treatment killed the mold, allowing wild B. linens to take over. B. linens is a beneficial bacterium often found on cheese rinds. This rind was a light pink color and sticky to the touch. Sue was so upset that she plopped the cheese on the bottom rack, walked off, and promptly forgot all about it.

Three weeks later, Kate Arding, who had come from Neal’s Yard Dairy to help us set up “a proper cheese counter” (you may want to say that out loud with a British accent), discovered the cheese Sue had abandoned. The cheese had continued to ripen and develop strong aromas. Kate cut open one of the cheeses, marveled at the gooey texture, and tasted it. Kate was so excited she ran out of the aging room to find us. “This is the best cheese you’ve ever made,” she told us. “It’s rich and savory, almost meaty in flavor with perhaps a hint of anchovies and lemon. It has such a long, sweet-cream finish. Can you do it again?”

After much discussion, tasting, and research, we realized that we had inadvertently created a washed-rind cheese with an aroma that was almost alarmingly strong but with flavors that were seductively mellow. The B. linens is the dominant bacterium that cheesemakers use to wash the rinds of big-flavored cheeses such as Taleggio and Vacherin. This family of molds thrives in cool, humid climates and grows even faster when salt is introduced, so the Point Reyes environment is ideal for the cultivation of these bacteria. While most cheesemakers have to inoculate the rind with B. linens, we don’t need to. Where we live it’s wild and grows everywhere, so over time we were able to replicate our mistake.

In 2003, Red Hawk was judged the Best of Show at the annual American Cheese Society competition. It was the first time a washed-rind cheese had ever won the contest."  - Culture Magazine

Knob Creek 13 Year Old

Knob Creek / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon 13 Year Old....$39.99
Age 13 Years 6 months

Proof: 120
Bottles: 162
Barrel # 5182
Barreled: 01.15.2004
Bottled: June 2017

Knob Creek / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon 13 Year Old....$39.99
This barrel is SOLD OUT NOW

Age 13 Years 
Proof: 120
Bottles: 162
Barrel # 5115
Barreled: 06.08.04
Bottled: June 2017

See red circle on floor #4 - that is where this beauty rested for 13 years!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Bourbon Tasting this Friday!

Special Bourbon Tasting!

You can enter your name in a raffle for a chance to purchase a bottle of Knob Creek 25th Anniversary Bourbon Single Barrel...$114.99

  • Must be present for the drawing at Forsyth
  • Drawing will take place at 6:15pm tonight
  • You must enter by 6:00pm

Friday August 4th from 4-7pm
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105

Open house -- this will be a very education tasting....
Knob Creek / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon 13 Year Old
     Barrel # 5182 (13 Years and 5 months)
Knob Creek / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon 13 Year Old
     Barrel # 5115 (13 years old)

Bookers Noe Hard Times Small Batch Bourbon
     63.9% ABV, aged 6yrs 10 months
Bookers Blue Knights Small Batch Bourbon
     63.7% ABV, aged 6yrs, 3 months
Bookers Tommy's Small Batch Bourbon
     64.25% ABV, aged 6yrs 4 months
Basil Hayden Bourbon

Plus beer tasting to celebrate St. Louis Craft Beer Week!
Friday August 4th from 4-6pm  (some we only have a bottle or two for tasting, so when they are gone, they are gone)
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105

  • Avery Certatio Equestris 
  • Hermitage Ryetopia Barleywine aged in Bourbon Barrels
  • Cantillon Classic Gueuze (sample only, not for sale)
  • Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mud Pie  (sample only, not for sale)
  • Side Project Shared Coffee Shop Vibes - Peru  (sample only, not for sale)
  • Side Project Shared Coffee Shop Vibes - Colombia  (sample only, not for sale)
  • Jolly Pumpkin / Monkish Apocolocynposis (sour ale brewed with both blackberries and lime.)

TWCP Single Barrel of Elijah Craig

Elijah Craig / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon...$26.99
94 proof 
192 bottles produced
Mash bill:   75% corn, 13% rye, and 12% barley

Not sure of the age, but this was on the barrel we received.
Is it a 9 Year Old?
Or does this mean barreled in 2007? 9-10 year old.
Either way, we think the whiskey is fantastic!

Innis & Gunn Raspberry Barrel Aged Saison

Innis & Gunn Raspberry Barrel Aged Saison...$7.49 / 16.9oz
"Our barrel aged raspberry saison has been brewed with ale and sour malt and fermented with a wild saison yeast. We then added in heaps of raspberries to create a refreshing brew bursting with flavour and aroma. Like most things in life, it's best served chilled."

"Like most things in life, it's best served chilled." - not sure I agree with this quote?

Growler Board Update

To celebrate last few days of St. Louis Craft Beer Week, we are offering 
1/2 price our list price on all growlers fills today and tomorrow!
Friday (8/4) and Saturday (8/5)

Stock up for the weekend!

Perennial Keith's Korner American IPA
Keith's Korner is a new IPA featuring an English yeast strain known for its fruity aroma. We used Golden Promise as the base malt along with Munich for some additional backbone. Brewed with Simcoe and Centennial and dry-hopped with Denali, Motueka and an Experimental hop, this IPA will be light orange in color with aromas of dreamsicles, tropical fruit, and grass.
6% ABV

Firestone Walker West Side Beavo IPL
Collab with Beavertown

Beavertown Brewery and Firestone Walker Brewing Company are set to release a skeleton from the closet with “West Side Beavo” IPL—a cross-continental mashup of likeminded breweries.
West Side Beavo is a one-off collaboration by brewmasters Logan Plant and Matt Brynildson, inspired by a friendship forged at the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest. “Logan has been to the fest several times, and we’ve been talking about doing a collaboration for a few years now,” said Brynildson, Firestone Walker’s brewmaster. “We’ve both been itching to do our own IPLs, so we thought it would be a perfect style to explore together.”
Bad to The Bone: West Side Beavo was fittingly brewed with hops from the Pacific Northwest and the United Kingdom, most notably Jester.
“Jester is the newest flavor-forward hop from the U.K.,” Brynildson said. “It gives the beer a hint of lychee fruit with a familiar English earthy, herbal element. The American hops are more new-age in style, bringing a more tropical, citrusy character to the beer.”
The result is an IPL, a beer that speaks to both breweries’ penchant for brewing hoppy beers with complexity and balance. The alcohol is 6.5 percent.

Bent River Haze IPA
IPA · 6.9% ABV
QC Haze is our take on the New England style IPA, and as the name states, it is a hazy golden color. It is loaded with the most late addition hops that we have ever brewed with. The hops include Citra, Amarillo, and Simcoe.

Crane Brewing Orange Gose -- Dry Hopped version
If you find yourself sailing the open sea, the local lake or lying just lying on the beach for an extended period of time, you are going to need an extremely refreshing beverage. This orange gose will do the trick. Enjoy the salty zing wherever the wind takes you.

Perennial Citra Paradisi TWCP 35th Anniversary Beer
Saison with grapefruit, 26 IBUs, bottle-conditioned - Mostly citra hops, rounded out with a bit of simcoe and mosaic, grapefruit zest. Fermented with a blend of the Blaugies strain and Brett Claussenii -- Jonathon Moxey at Perennial

Crooked Stave Salvador Cybies with Cherries
Belgian Style Daro Sour Ale Aged in Oak Barrels with Colorado Cherries
Primary fermented in oak foeders with our mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria. Salvador Cybies has an unmistakable Belgian Character backed by a strong malt base. For our Harvest 2016 release we've embraced aged old tradition by conditioning the beer for extended periods of time in oak barrels before a heavy handed addition of local cherries from our partner farmers on the Colorado Western slope.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Conundrum white and NEW ROSE

2015 Conundrum White....$35 for two bottles!
Fresh fajitas. Relaxing before dinner. A night out for Thai or Vietnamese. Conundrum White goes with them all. Sourced from California’s premier winegrowing regions, this wine is both exotic and bright, a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscat Canelli and Viognier. It lures you in with scents of apricot, pear and honeysuckle, and if you’re paying attention, orange and lemon meringue pie. Initial sweetness is balanced by natural acidity, and we love the hint of oak that plays with flavors of peach, apple and citrus. The long finish will leave you longing for another glass." -
Jon Bolta, Winemaker

2016 Conundrum Rosé....$35 for two bottles!
"Dry, sophisticated and bold. Our goal was to create a Rosé that is uniquely bright and fresh, with more character than people typically expect. Made primarily from Valdigué, our Rosé is fruity but not at all sweet, with scents and flavors of strawberries and ripe peaches – perfect for spring and summer." -
Charlie Wagner, Director of Winemaking

2014 Conundrum Red....$35 for two bottles!
Charlie Wagner, Director of Winemaking
We believe in being both serious and playful, and this wine fits the bill. A rich, dark red, it offers aromas of ripe berries and plums, warmed by a hint of cocoa. Dried fruit and the taste of chocolate-covered cherries come through on the palate, while a wisp of smokiness makes this wine – created from dark red varietals including Zinfandel and Petite Sirah – the perfect complement to grilled meats and full-flavored dishes. Tannins are rounded out by the ripeness of the berries for a texturous but smooth mouth feel. The finish makes us think of lingering at the end of a long evening and still not wanting to go home, with layers of rich flavor that teasingly trail off.

Deschutes Hopzeit Autumn IPA

Deschutes Hopzeit Autumn IPA...$7.99 / 6 pack
Inspired by a traditional Märzenbier, German hops add herbal, fruit and spice notes to balance the smooth and elegant malt character.
Hops:  Herkules, Sterling, Hull Melon
7% ABV

Lagunitas Little Sumpin Extra!

Lagunitas Little Sumpin Extra!....$9.99 / 6pk
The big sister of Little Sumpin Sumpin
Rated 99/100 RateBeer

Lots of wheat for a curious malt complexity and leaving it light in color, but huge in flavor and satisfaction.
ABV: 8.5%
Net contents: Ounces and ounces of Malt, Hops, Yeast and water.

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin...$7.99 /6pk
Pumpkin Ale featuring cinnamon and habanero chili peppers for just the right amount of heat.

New Belgium Fat Tire Belgian White

New Belgium Fat Tire Belgian White...$7.99 / 6pk
25 years ago we started brewing Fat Tire Belgian Style Ale. It became an iconic beer, and a symbol synonymous with craft. Now, for the first time, we’re adding a new beer to the Fat Tire family: Fat Tire Belgian White. Taking inspiration from our decades of experience brewing Belgian beers, Fat Tire Belgian White is made with Seville oranges and Indian coriander, both freshly ground less than a mile from our Fort Collins brewery. It’s a fresh, perfectly sweet, natural tasting Belgian White.

BRC - emails sent out on these this morning.

BRC - emails sent out on these this morning.

  • Evil Twin / Lervig Big Ass Money Stout 16% ABV Vol 2
  • Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Bourbon Maple Syrup Barrel Aged 
  • Omnipollo Noa Imperial Stout 
  • Stillwater / Lervig Nordic Lean Purple IPA

4 Roses Barrel - The Wine and Cheese Place Single Barrel Selection

Meet Ashley Barnes of Four Roses

TONIGHT August 3rd - from 5-7pm
The Wine and Cheese Place
14748 Clayton Road, Ballwin MO

We will taste: Open house format
  • Four Roses Single Barrel OESQ see below
  • Four Roses Yellow Label
  • Four Roses Single Barrel
  • Four Roses Small Batch
For fun we will taste this beer too...

These we have available to sell by the glass - we will have at special prices that night - 
Four Roses Single Cask Strength TWCP OBSQ **
Four Roses Single Cask Strength TWCP OESK **
Four Roses Single Cask Strength TWCP OESV **
Four Roses Small Batch 2017 Al Young 50th **
** Available to purchase by the glass, not for sale

Ashley Barnes Four Roses Assistant Manager, Quality
Biography:  Quality Assistant Manager Ashley Barnes began working in Veterinary Clinics at the very young age of 9 years old. She continued working in that industry through her senior year of college at Eastern Kentucky University, where her Major was Biology and her Minor was Chemistry. She began her career in the Bourbon industry in 2012 and began working at Four Roses Distillery as an Assistant Manager in Quality Control in 2014.
Ashley is involved in all aspects of Quality. In her current position, she works with Master Distiller, Brent Elliott, in sensory evaluation and in the formulation of inventory for use in all Four Roses products. She also manages and maintains all quality data, the analytical laboratory, and conducts product training for new employees and the public. Ashley is also a Certified Distilled Spirits Chemist. In 2016 Ashley participated as a judge on the for whiskey and bourbon for ACSA ( American Craft Spirits Association).
Ashley spends most of her weekends at rodeos, watching her husband James and her father compete in team roping competitions. She’s also very close to her mother, and loves being with her dog Chloe, who she’s had since Freshman year of college.

Our next barrel is here.  Due to demand, unfortunately, this is the only Four Roses Barrel we will get this year.  

Update: about 20 bottles left at Forsyth and guessing about 30-40 left at the other 3 stores combined.  

Four Roses / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon...$59.99
Barrel Strength
ABV: 62.5%
Bottles produced: 132
Age: 8yrs and 5 months

Recipe: OESQ

"O": Four Roses Distillery
"E" : Mash Bill: 75% Corn, 20% Rye and 5% Malted Barley.
"S": Straight Whiskey
Q": Yeast strain - essences of floral aromas

I picked out this barrel down at Four Roses earlier in the year.  You taste out of barrel without knowing the recipe or age statements.  I felt this barrel stood out well above the rest.  I think you will enjoy it.  

O'Fallon Pumpkin Ale and Vanilla

O'Fallon Pumpkin Ale has arrived!

O'Fallon Pumpkin Ale....$7.49 / 6 pack bottles
O'Fallon Vanilla Pumpkin Ale...$7.49 / 6 pack bottles
Like pumpkin pie in a bottle...we add 136 pounds of real pumpkin to the three-barley mash and then season the finished beer with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
Alcohol: 5.6% ABV

O'Fallon Pumpkin Pack....$15.99 / 12pk bottles
Includes 3 bottles of each of these!

O'Fallon Saison de Citrouille

Known as a farmhouse beer, this style was brewed by Belgian farmers to supply their seasonal workers (saisonniers) with refreshment throughout the summer months. The pumpkin and the pie spices complement the fruity esters and soft earthy spiciness of the beer. Lots of harmonious flavors combine to make a unique pumpkin ale

O'Fallon Pumpkin Bread Dunkelweizen
Dunkelweizen is a traditional German beer style that is characterized by the Bavarian Weisse yeast strain, which produces notes of banana and clove. The darker grains in this beer create the rich mahogany color and toasted bread character. The addition of real Pumpkin and our proprietary spice blend complement the banana flavor from the yeast, forming the perfect balance in our liquid interpretation of Pumpkin Banana Bread.

O'Fallon Jack O Latte Cream Stout
A new addition to this years pumpkin line-up! Jack O’ Latté is a pumpkin milk stout aged on coffee beans. Flaked oats, lactose and coffee malt accentuate the latté character of this beer. We use our house made spiced tea of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove to lend the spiced seasonal flavor. Don’t be afraid of the “dark”, this sweet stout is everything that is drinkable and fitting for the season!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Pendleton Midnight Blended Canadian Whiskey

Pendleton Midnight Blended Canadian Whiskey...$29.99
Made with pure, glacier-fed spring water from Oregon’s Mt. Hood, Pendleton Midnight thrills the senses with a complex taste and exceptionally smooth finish begging to be explored. Each batch of ninety proof oak barrel-aged whisky is crafted from premium ingredients and bottled exclusively by Hood River Distillers.

Notes of leather and warm spices provide a full-bodied, authentic flavor that acts as a catalyst for socializing. Pendleton Midnight favors the originals, rewarding those who seek to elevate the casual get-together into an extraordinarily memorable experience. So, savor the moment and try Pendleton Midnight, fuel for a perfect gathering from the makers of Pendleton Whisky, the #1 premium selling Canadian whisky in Oregon and a top 10 premium Canadian Whisky in the US.

Pendleton Midnight is best enjoyed neat.