Saturday, September 23, 2017

Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen, Tilquin....

Did not make it to Zwanze day....

Mixing it up a bit -- surprise Saturday release --

Hit up The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth ---
You can choose 1 bottle of these great beers - ask at the register

While they last - open until 7pm tonight - no reservations - first come at Forsyth only!

Tilquin Quetsche...$14.99 / 375ml
Tilquin Quetsche....$29.99 / 375ml

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze...$11.99 / 375ml
Drie Fonteinen is the only remaining traditional geuze blender in Belgium, using only 100% spontaneously fermented lambic beer, aged in oak casks, with no artificial sweeteners or other additives. The blendery is connected to the very popular Drie Fonteinen Restaurant in Beersel, on the outskirts of Brussels. The proprietor, Armand Debelder, buys pure lambic from three breweries in Belgium, ages them in oak, and blends them, employing the skill, knowledge, and supreme passion for real geuze that his father handed down to him.

Cantillon Gueuze...$11.99 / 375ml
Cantillon Gueuze is the quintessential Belgian beer – a perfect blend of one, two, and three year-old lambics. Tart and slightly acidic, Cantillon Gueuze is the real champagne of beers. It is fermented only with wild airborne yeasts from the Senne Valley in Brussels and is aged in centuries-old oak casks. It also certified organic in Belgium. A true world classic that will thrill the true beer connoisseur.

1792 Sweet Wheat Bourbon

1792 Sweet Wheat Bourbon...$34.99

Crooked Stave Hop Savant

We received 8 cases at a great price!

Crooked Stave Hop Savant ...$4.99 / 375ml
"100% Brettanomyces Pale Ale. Dry Hopped Artisian Ale Fermented in Oak Foeders.
All versions of Hop Savant fall under this listing. Small hop changes in the boil are considered a tweak and any further dry hopping differences don’t constitute a new listing. This is confirmed via the brewer." -- RateBeer

G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo

2015 G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo...$21.99
One of the top Piedmont producers of Nebbiolo. Their Langhe Nebbiolo is an amazing wine from this great producer of top Barolos.

Black Diamond Joe Morgan's Bourbon

Black Diamond Joe Morgan's Bourbon....$23.99
Only one other place on Wine-Searcher and they are $27.99
Joe Morgan's Bourbon is distilled with only corn and malted barley using many Irish distilling rules.   Joe Morgan's Bourbon is distilled in charred new oak barrels.  I use only non-GMO grains and fresh spring water.
Natural Spring Water
Column still distillation
No filration
7 barrel batch bottling

Wyborowa Vodka

Back in our stores now - it has been a few years!

Wyborowa Vodka....$15.99 / Liter bottle
Genuine Polish vodka created in 1927 based on over 500 years of Polish Vodka craftsmanship. Imported from Poland – the home of vodka. Distributed in more than 70 countries*.

Wyborowa is the #1 Polish Vodka in Poland

Forget what you’ve heard. According to Polish history vodka was invented in Poland, and here in Poland we spell it wódka. Poland has been at the epicenter of vodka production since the 15th century. We take our heritage seriously and our mission is to create the best Polish Vodka available, period.

Polish vodka is a geographic indication protected by law. By definition, Polish vodka:

1: Must be made from traditional cereals (such as rye) or potatoes grown in Poland
2:  Contains no additives other than water. Which also means no sugar is added
3:  Is produced solely in Poland

2016 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

2016 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc....$27.99
Elegant, peppery white floral notes give way to mouthwatering Key lime and Meyer lemon flavors, lingering effortlessly on the intense finish. Drink now. 50,000 cases imported.–MW
Rated 90/100 The Wine Spectator

Weston Brewing Rip Van Winkle Beer

Weston Brewing Rip Van Winkle Beer....$9.99 / 6pk
"The Richest bottle of beer in the world"
Rip Van Winkle Beer was originally brewed in the early 1900’s and dubbed "The Richest Bottle of Beer in the World." The new Rip is a malty bock beer as a turn of the century German would have brewed. Amazingly smooth for an 8% beer.

2002 Krug - Limited!

One for the Ages. We have been waiting for the release of this historic wine for years. Rarely does such a highly anticipated wine live up the hype but fear not the 2002 Krug Vinatage Brut more than delivers on it's promise.

2002 Krug Vintage Champagne Brut....$269.98
This is a fabulous wine from the greatest Champagne vintage so far this century. Still young, it blends almost equal amounts of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fleshed out with Pinot Meunier. The minerality and the rich apple and green fruits are balanced, and acidity cuts into the wine with a pure, perfumed line of freshness. The wine could be drunk now, but it will age well into the the 2020s.
Rated 100/100 The Wine Enthusiast
Rated 100/100 James Suckling
Rated 100/100 Wine and Spirits
Rated 98/100 Decanter Magazine
Rated 96/100 The Wine Spectator
The Wine Advocate has not scored it yet, but rated the vintage as a whole the best since 1996.  (The 1996 Krug scored 98 from The Wine Advocate)

Friday, September 22, 2017

Avery Coconut Porter Bourbon Barrel Aged

Avery Coconut Porter Bourbon Barrel Aged...$11.99 / 22oz
10.4% ABV
Copious quantities of coconut coupled with time basking in bourbon barrels complement the chocolaty and sumptuous nature of this delectable porter.

Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA

Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA....$9.99 / 6pk cans
Unfiltered IPA w/juicy pineapple & Mandarin orange
We’ve often been inspired to brew beers on a theme. In 2007 it was black IPAs. 2008 saw Belgian-influenced IPAs, and more than once it’s been Triple IPAs. It’s been fun to dive deep, and you’ve ridden those waves right along with us. But like you, we also crave new breaks to surf. Right now, it’s tropically-inspired IPAs as represented both by this flavored ale, Stone Tangerine Express IPA and others we’ve got waiting in the wings....With Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA we employ a bit of tropical mythology to pay homage to our ever present gargoyle. Since 1996 he’s had our backs, and yours, by representing an aggressive intolerance for commoditized beer. He constantly inspires us to forge ahead with resolve–even with the omnipresent forces of forceful evil. Vengeful spirits can be awesome when they’re on your side.

Avery Vanilla Bean Stout

back in stock!

Vanilla Bean Stout
Avery Brewing Vanilla Bean Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels...$11.99 / 22oz
10.8% ABV
A double dose of vanilla derived from both fresh Bourbon barrels and the trio of Tongan, Ugandan, and Mexican whole vanilla beans is complemented by essences of chocolate, caramel and molasses to round out this luxuriously silky stout.

Growler - NEW BALLAS


Growler station -
32oz and 64oz!

Go check it out!
Heavy Riff Velvet Underbrown
6.5% ABV 30.0 IBU American Brown Ale
(Our Flagship) Our American Brown Ale prominently features lactose and roasted oats for a creamy velvety mouthfeel. Restrained Hop Character and a hint of Dark Chocolate on the finish.

Founders Backwoods Bastard
Bourbon Barrel Aged

Big and delicious for your ’perty mouth. Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts. A bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark cherries. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.
Rated 100 on RateBeer

This one just arrived and needs about 2 hours to settle before they can sell it.
Founders 10K Double IPA
A big and bold IPA, brewed with some light crystal malts for a balanced sweetness and exploding with Simcoe hop flavor and aroma.

Grimm Super You

One more case arrived 
Grimm Super You...$9.99
Style: Gose brewed with pineapple, sea salt, and oak
ABV: 5.3%
Acidity: medium

This is the first time we’ve experimented with pineapple, and wow what a delight this beer turned out to be. Slight coconut-like character from the oak combines with the pineapple on the finish for a distinctly pina colada-like effect. Tart, vivid, and refreshing, this is the perfect summer crusher.

Grimm Artisan Ales Blueberry Pop!

One more case arrived 

Grimm Artisan Ales Blueberry Pop!....$9.99 / 22oz
STYLE: Dessert Berliner weisse brewed with blueberries, vanilla, and milk sugar and conditioned on oak
ABV: 4.8%
ACIDITY: medium-high
COLOR: fluffy pink

Blueberry Pop! is the newest in our series of creamsicle-inspired dessert Berliners. This time, we’ve paired the creamy sweetness of vanilla and milk sugar with blueberries. Refreshing and balanced as always.

Grimm Artisan Ales new releases!

All are back in stock but limited - less than 2 cases of each!

Grimm Artisan Ales Sumi Cacao Imperial Stout....$9.99 / 22oz
Style: Imperial Stout with Cacao and Vanilla
ABV: 10.2%
Bitterness: medium minus
Even an imperial dessert stout must be balanced! Smooth with rich cocoa and well-hidden alcohol. Let it gradually warm in the glass to really show off this stout’s layered complexity.

Grimm Artisan Ales Living Daylights...$9.49 / 22oz
Style: Double Dry Hopped Sour
ABV: 5.8%
Acidity: medium minus
What would happen if we took an imperial berliner weisse base recipe and hopped it with an overwhelming dose of Citra, Simcoe lupulin powder, and Mosaic lupulin powder? We decided to find out. Packaged with plenty of hop dust in the bottle; you can choose to decant carefully for a smooth, fruit-forward drinking experience, or rouse before pouring for a rough-hewn, maximally hoppy swallow. Delicious both ways!

Grimm Artisan Ales Boysen Raspberry Pop!....$9.99 / 22oz
ABV : 4.8%
Dessert Berliner Weisse Style Ale brewed with Boysenberries, raspberries, vanilla and milk sugar.

Grimm Artisan Ales Passion Dome....$9.49 / 22oz
ABV : 5.3%
Dry Hopped sour ale brewed with Passionfruit and conditioned on oak.
A glowing opaque yellow pour with long lasting white foam. Tart aromas of stone fruit and fruity hops. Full, creamy mouthfeel with pleasantly spicy tannins.

Tasting tonight at Forsyth!

Beer Tasting tonight at Forstyh from 4-6pm!
Open House - Join us!

Crooked Stave Petite Sour Tart Cherry
Stillwater Levandura
Nebraska Brewing Little Betty Stout
Evit Twin Sumo in a Sidecar Apricot IPA
Evil Twin Tropical 'Itch

Plus, a very special Natural/Orange Wine Tasting you will not want to miss!!

TONIGHT -- Friday September 22, 2017 - 4-6pm

The Wine and Cheese Place- Forsyth
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO

Natural and Orange Wine Tasting!
with Dana from Vinoteca

This is a rare chance to expand your horizons on Natural and Orange wine.  This is a tasting not to miss.
Orange and Natural wines are a hot category now!
Let us know on Facebook that you are coming!

Orange/Skin-Fermented wines that you will taste: 
  • Scribe Skin-Fermented Chardonnay 2015, Sonoma 
  • Red Tail Ridge Miscreant 2015 (Gewurztraminer & Chardonnay), Finger Lakes 
  • Il Censo "Praruar" 2014 (Cattarato), Sicily

Natural wines you will taste: 
  • Mac Forbes Chardonnay 2015, Yarra Valley 
  • Mure Pinot Gris 2015, Alsace 
  • Lunar Apoge Syrah 2016, Rhone 
  • Joan d'Anguera "Altaroses" 2015, Monsant 
  • Frederic Brouca "Samso Seulle" 2015, Languedoc
  • Cooper Hill Pinot Noir 2015, Willamette Valley
  • Castello Conti "L'Origini" 2014, Piedmont

Natural Wine Tasting!

Friday September 22, 2017 - 4-6pm

The Wine and Cheese Place- Forsyth
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO

Natural and Orange Wine Tasting!
with Dana from Vinoteca

This is a rare chance to expand your horizons on Natural and Orange wine.  This is a tasting not to miss.

Orange and Natural wines are a hot category now!
Let us know on Facebook that you are coming!


  • Scribe Skin-Fermented Chardonnay 2015, Sonoma 
  • Red Tail Ridge Miscreant 2015 (Gewurztraminer & Chardonnay), Finger Lakes 
  • Il Censo "Praruar" 2014 (Cattarato), Sicily


  • Mac Forbes Chardonnay 2015, Yarra Valley 
  • Mure Pinot Gris 2015, Alsace 
  • Lunar Apoge Syrah 2016, Rhone 
  • Joan d'Anguera "Altaroses" 2015, Monsant 
  • Frederic Brouca "Samso Seulle" 2015, Languedoc
  • Cooper Hill Pinot Noir 2015, Willamette Valley
  • Castello Conti "L'Origini" 2014, Piedmont

Info from Natalie MaClean
Is Orange the New White?

  • Let’s clear this up first: orange wine is not made from oranges, it refers only to the wine’s colour ;)
  • It’s also known as amber wine and skin-fermented white wine
  • Although orange wine seems new and trendy, it’s actually an ancient style of wine that’s been used for thousands of years to make white wines, often fermented without temperature control for long periods in qvevri (clay vessels or amphorae), in regions such as Georgia and Armenia.
  • Modern white winemaking with temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks has only been practised for the past 40-50 years.
  • The re-emergence of orange wines started in the early 1990s with Italian winemaker Josko Gravner in the northern cool region of Friuli. He was trying to get away from over-manipulated wines and get back to ancient methods.
  • Today, orange wines are produced in Europe, North America, Australia, Chile, South Africa, New Zealand.
  • Orange wines are white wines made like red wines: confused yet?
  • They start out like making white wine, but then they leave the grape skins on during fermentation just as red wines do and white wines do not.
  • This imparts distinctive colour, flavour and texture whereas the skins are removed to ferment white wine
  • orange wine is also exposed to more oxygen which adds a savoury character called umami, the fifth taste along with sweet, salty, sour and bitter
  • The VQA law specifies that the wine is a table wine (still or effervescent) made from fresh white or pink vinifera and permitted hybrid grapes.
  • All of the grapes are macerated and fermented on their skins for at least ten days to achieve the character of orange wine.
  • The words “Skin Fermented White” must be on the label and optionally “Orange” or “Amber” can also be printed. appear alongside), but the essence is that the wine must ferment on the skins.
  • Vintners must also declare their intent to make a skin-fermented white at the time of harvest, just as they must do with icewine, so they don’t claim the label after the fact because a wine doesn’t get approval for another category.
  • The skins of grapes contain aromatic precursors, the compounds that eventually get released into the wine to create its distinctive aromas and flavours, as well as polyphenols that shield wine from oxydation and thereby allow it to age longer. As a solvent, alcohol helps to extract these compounds from the skins.
  • some criticize orange wine as masking local soil and climate (terroir) as well as grape character
  • the reverse argument is that orange wine is truer to terroir because it uses all of the grape: flesh, juice and skin
  • like natural, organic and biodynamic wines, orange wines usually don’t have any additives and aren’t filtered or fined
  • However, not all natural, organic and biodynamic wines are orange
  • And not all orange wines are also natural, organic or biodynamic wines
  • You won’t find an orange wine category on most restaurant lists: they’re usually lumped into the white wine category, and sometimes rose, except of course, on the hippest lists in San Francisco, New York, Paris, Tokyo and Florence.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Breckenridge Distillers High Proof Bourbon

Breckenridge Distillers High Proof Bourbon....$46.99
105 proof
Preserving the essence of our raw barrel character by bottling at
a gripping 105 proof, our Distiller’s High Proof Blend represents the whiskey as our master blenders experience it (for the true experience sip 20 samples at 8:00 AM, before coffee). Deep burnt umber hue with aromas of rich butter caramel and toasted almond paste. Medium body with a luscious vanilla sugar flavor and a long balanced finish.

Logboat Dark Matter

Logboat Brewing Dark Matter....$8.99 / 6pk CANS
Dark Matter is dosed up with wheat malt to give it a smooth, subtle breadiness and extra body. Dark chocolate and roasted coffee flavors meld like thermonuclear plasma. We enjoy drinking Dark Matter while eating brownies, cranking M. Monoceros on the stereo, and thinking about portals.
Pairs well with candy bars, pudding and peanut butter cookies. Smoke a brisket and pour a Dark Matter, victory!

Patron Guillermo del Toro Extra Anejo

Limited Edition
Patron Guillermo del Toro Extra Anejo...$359.99
(plus a small skull bottle of Orange Liqueur)

Venture into the Darkness of Patrón x Guillermo del Toro
Explore the story and process of creating one perfect spirit with two masters

The pursuit of perfection met its match when film mastermind Guillermo del Toro, a native Jaliscan, came to the Hacienda to bring his artistic approach to Patrón’s process. What came from this partnership was Patrón’s darkest product to date in both age and ideation. The signature bottle holds a perfect extra añejo tequila featuring a blend of aged tequilas averaging 5 years in used oak barrels upside down. The bottle is crowned by a skull resting on top holding an aged deep orange liqueur that perfectly complements the tequila’s symphony of dark flavors. This pairing of products reflects the pairing of film and tequila that came about through Patrón x Guillermo del Toro.


The devilish dual-sided bottle deserved signature cocktails that perfectly balanced the two aged spirits. Creating the sinful cocktails came down to Patrón’s own bartenders who took classics and twisted them to incorporate ingredients that perfectly accented the deeper aged flavors of this limited-edition tequila. The cocktails pair neatly with the ritual warranted by Patrón x Guillermo del Toro and allow you to sip darkly into the night.

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Nebraska Brewing Little Betty Stout

Nebraska Brewing Little Betty Stout...$10.99 / 4pk 12oz
Our take on a robust Americanized Russian-Style Imperial Stout. Moderately hopped to liven up a richly malted classic. This is the base beer for our insanely popular barrel aged Reserve Series variants. You’ve worked hard. You’ve earned this.
ABV:  9%
IBUs  - 83
Malts:  Pale Ale, Chocolate, Caramel 60 & 80, Black Malt, Roasted Barley, Victory
Hops:  Chinook, Columbus,

Nebraska Brewing Fathead...$13.99 / 750ml

Barrel Aged Barleywine
Fathead started out as a Strong Scotch Ale but has morphed over time into Barleywine territory. This beer features an addition of dark brown sugar to boost the alcohol and contribute a unique caramel/molasses character. Hopped with just enough Centennial and Cascade to offset the slight sweetness of this big, warming beer.

Evil Twin Citra Sunshine Slacker

Evil Twin Citra Sunshine Slacker...$9.49 / 4pk 16oz CANS
Despite his bitterness, lack of power and insuperable aversion to any kind of extravagant labor - he kind of has a charming charisma, and perhaps he is even loveable. Somehow we find him unbelievable irresistible and stimulating because he is one of the few that masters the ability to effortlessly impress with his sharp intelligence and make it look so damn easy.
Style: Session IPA

Evil Twin Twin Brewing Tropical 'Itch

Evil Twin Twin Brewing Tropical 'Itch...$13.99 / 4pk 12oz
Berliner Style Weisse Ale with Passionfruit added
4.5% ABV