Saturday, February 3, 2018

Rock Bridge Option #2

Back in stock at Forsyth and New Ballas
Rock Bridge Option #2....$10.99 / 4pk CANS
Imperial Milk Stout brewed with Coffee Beans
An Imperial Milk stout brewed with vanilla-hazelnut coffee beans that pours thick black with tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee, vanilla and hazelnut. Creamy mouthfeel with notes of vanilla, roasted coffee grain, and hazelnut.
9.2% ABV. 25 IBUs.

Rock Bridge Rye You Lil' Punk Rye IPA
Rock Brdige Blood Spree

Atxa Vino Vermouth

Atxa Vino Vermouth Rojo...$17.99
Vermouth is a fortified and aromatized wine that is macerated with a selection of herbs, fruits and roots. The word “vermouth” comes from the German word for “wormwood”, which was originally one of its primary infused ingredients. Acha’s Vino Vermouth Rojo is made in accordance with an old recipe passed down through the Acha family. It is made from a blend of a neutral wine and alcohol macerated with a selection of traditional botanicals including wormwood, gentian, and cherry.

Tasting Notes Licorice and wild herbs framed by bitter components and a markedly wild berry fruit.

Serving Recommendation The Vino Vermouth Rojo is a sipping vermouth. Try serving as an aperitif over ice and garnished with an orange wedge or lemon slice. This Vermouth will also work exceptionally well in your favorite cocktail.

Atxa Vino Vermouth Dry...$17.99
Vermouth is a fortified and aromatized wine that is macerated with a selection of herbs, fruits and roots. The word “vermouth” comes from the German word for “wormwood”, which is historically one of its primary infused ingredients. Acha’s Vino Vermouth Dry is made with a different species of wormwood than their other selections: Roman wormwood. This less-bitter variety is abundantly grown in Spain and imparts more delicate flavors better suited to dry vermouth.

Tasting Notes This vermouth is decidedly herbal over botanical in its flavor profile. Dried marjoram and rosemary on the nose give way to gentle, but persistent, wormwood on the palate with a long, bitter finish.

Serving Recommendation The Vino Vermouth Dry is an ideal cocktail vermouth with depth and character that manages to play nicely with a variety of blending partners.

Contratto Americano Rosso

Contratto Americano Rosso...$29.99

Ron Matusalem Gran Reserva Rum 23 Year Solera

Ron Matusalem Gran Reserva Rum 23 Year Solera...$44.99
This is Matusalem's 23 Year expression of Solera aged rum Gran Reserva. They were originally locaetd in Cuba, but they now produce in the Dominican Republic. They Solera age the almost all of their rum

Vidal-Fleur Cotes du Rhone

2013 Vidal-Fleur Cotes du Rhone...$13.99 

Vidal-Fleury is the oldest continuously operating winery in the Rhône, established in 1781. Rich black fruit and pepper aromas lead into a smooth, juicy palate with a mouth-encompassing attack of black fruits and spice. The finish is soft and savoury.
Rated 90/100 Decanter Magazine
Ruby core with dark highlights. Grenache leads with strawberry, chocolate, prune, cherry and violet notes. Black fruits, cherry and pepper on the palate. The finish lingers. -- Winery

Stout Bloody Mary Blend

Stout Bloody Mary Blend...$7.99 / 32oz
Part tomato part umami goodness this one of a kind Bloody Mary blend will surely become a staple at your brunch affairs. With a savory base that delivers a bit of spice and a touch of smokiness, this flavorful Bloody Mary blend is a bold treat for the senses.

Wild Turkey / TWCP Single Barrel Kentucky Spirit Bourbon

Our next barrel

Hand Selected by The Wine and Cheese Place
Wild Turkey / TWCP Single Barrel Kentucky Spirit Bourbon....$47.99
  • 101 Proof
  • Bottled 11/30/17
  • Barrel No. 17-468
  • Warehouse D on Rick No. 4
  • Floor 04-71-01

Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirits is basically Wild Turkey 101 aged longer and a single barrel.  It is aged about 9 years where the "regular" 101 is about 6 years.

This review is not specific to our barrel, but obviously there are similarities....
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Stunningly complex, harmonious bouquet that includes aromas of pepper, ripe apple, saddle leather, pecan and caramel; a regal bouquet that needs to be approached slowly. In the mouth, melded flavors of candied almond, walnut, vanilla extract, red fruit and old oak dazzle the taste buds. Warm, biscuity, toasted aftertaste. A gold standard for Bourbon.
Rated 96-100/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Robert Mondavi Napa Chardonnay.

On sale! - Look at that price!

2014 Robert Mondavi Napa Chardonnay....$9.98

We are the lowest price on Wine-Searcher where the average price is $17
Sliced apple and stone aromas with hints of white peach follow through to a full body, cooked apple and cement character. Flavorful. Napa character. Drink now.
Rated 90/100 James Suckling

Friday, February 2, 2018

Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon

An amazing deal on a Classic Napa Valley Cabernet
2014 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon $23.98
Lowest price on Wine-SearcherDeep ruby color. Intense dark fruit aroma of black currant, followed by wet earth, mushroom, and caramelized sugar. Hints of dried herb and the classic California bay that is a signature of Mt. Veeder round out the nose. Earthy flavors that evoke the mountain, along with dark chocolate, black olive, and sweet bay leaf. The palate is long and rich with classic cassis flavors that linger. The soaring structure and acidity ensure its ageability for years to come.
Rated 92/100 James Suckling
Rated 90/100 Wine and Spirits

Beer Tasting tonight

Forsyth Beer Tasting Tonight
from 4pm-6pm

We have John from Firestone Walker here to taste

Firestone Walker Nitro Merlin
Firestone Walker Wookus

Plus we will do some extra different stuff too...

  • Brooklyn Bel Air Sour
  • Vapeur en Folie
  • Hof Ten Dormaal Frambuesa i Chocolate
  • Hof Ten Dormaal Sour with Sloeberries
  • Evil Twin Wet Dream Brown Ale with Coffee

Plus plus plus!!!
Side Project Beer : Barrel : Time
Only 1 bottle to share (because great beer is meant to be shared).  
We will open it at 4pm until it is gone. None for sale. 

Schlafly Cheers Special Ale for Friends
Only 1 bottle to share.  We will open it at 4pm until it is gone. None for sale. 

Bells Barrel Aged Cherry Stout

BRC emails were sent out to more people than bottles - it was first come, but now has sold out.

Sold out
Bells Barrel Aged Cherry Stout $5.99 per bottle

Aged for up to 12 months in whiskey barrels, our signature Cherry Stout evolves into something even more flavorful and complex. Notes of oak, vanilla and dark chocolate are intertwined with tart Michigan cherries in a stout that seduces the palate.
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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Baileys Strawberry and Cream...$19.99

In stock now at Forsyth
Baileys Strawberry and Cream...$19.99

From Beverage Dynamics....
Just in time for mid-winter, Baileys Strawberries & Cream will join the Baileys portfolio for a limited time only.

This new flavor combines fruit-forward strawberry flavor with the creamy taste of Baileys. It’s ideal for making mixed drinks or desserts: serve over ice or add to your favorite dessert recipes such as strawberry shortcake.

Baileys Strawberries & Cream will be available nationwide from February through April 2018, while supplies last.

Glendronach Peated Single Malt Scotch

Glendronach Peated Single Malt Scotch...$58.99
In contrast to the traditional, non-peated character of the GlenDronach, this particular whisky has, unusually, been distilled using peated malted barley. The GlenDronach ‘Peated’ pays homage to the peat historically used to dry the malted barley in the traditional floor matlings during the early days of the distillery. The subtle peated notes in this intriguing expression complement the classic GlenDronach Highland character and the rich sherry notes drawn from the wood.

NOSE: A delightful aroma of ripe gooseberries dusted with cinnamon sugar combines with a contrasting crisp citrus twist. The delicate peat influence gives a smouldering charred wood character filled with freshly ground barley and hints of vanilla toffee.

PALATE: Vibrant oak spices and floral heather honey develop to rosehips and barley sugars, all warmed by a touch of white pepper. Subtle peat notes complement the palate by giving a delicate depth and dryness of glowing campfire embers.

CONCLUSION: A unique marriage of crisp fruit and barley-laden Highland characteristics surrounded by gentle peat smoke, intriguingly reminiscent of heather burning in the distant glens.

Boyd & Blair artisan vodka in LITERS!!

Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka....$24.99 / LITER BOTTLE

33% more vodka than a 750ml bottle and cheaper!
Compare to Total Wine and More in MO at $29.99 for 750ml bottle

"Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka is made batch by batch from original mash using only locally grown potatoes. Each batch is hand crafted in a 1,200 liter copper pot still using only the "hearts" of the run. Every bottle is filled by hand, corked and dipped in wax. And each and every bottle is batch numbered and personally signed by Barry Young, the still master." -- Boyd and Blair

Honeoye Red Saw Bourbon

Honeoye Red Saw Bourbon...$19.99
Next lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $39.99
Total Wine and More in Missouri $39.99
Aged 9 months
Batch #6
Red Saw Bourbon Whiskey is a high-rye bourbon that honors the founding industry of our town. Named after the original saw mill overlooking the Honeoye Falls, our bourbon expresses the true provenance of our region. Using 100% Monroe County sourced grain, Red Saw Bourbon utilizes 51% corn, 34% rye, and 15% malted barley in it’s mashbill. The corn and rye are grown locally in Honeoye Falls by partner Farms, and our barley is floor malted – the traditional way – by Pioneer Malting on Paul Road in Rochester.

Schlafly The Devil's Farmhouse Ale

1 per person
Schlafly The Devil's Farmhouse Ale...$23.99 / 750ml
Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels with black currants and cherries


Boetje’s Mustard new HONEY Mustard

Boetje Honey Mustard....$5.99 / 8.5oz
The latest edition to their award winning line up!!

From our neighbors in Illinois!
Boetje Bourbon Barrel Aged Brown Mustard...$5.99 /8.5oz
Boetje’s Mustard....$3.99 / 8.5oz
Boetje’s Mustard Named GRAND CHAMPION
Stone Ground & Wood Aged
Boetje Foods Inc. offers you our gourmet stone ground mustard for your dining pleasure. Boetje’s tangy flavor has the zip that makes it a favorite for steaks, sandwiches, burgers, marinating, and dipping.  This distinctive mustard is formulated from an Old World recipe, using only the finest ingredients. It starts with the special grind we give our mustard seeds, then the careful blending and aging in wood vats, followed by the stone grind process that releases the flavors of all the ingredients and marries them into one perfect, creamy smooth blend.

Boetje’s Mustard Named GRAND CHAMPION
As you may have heard by now, last week Boetje’s Mustard was named the GRAND CHAMPION in the World Wide Mustard Competition!! We have won Gold Medals before, and we did again this year in the Coarse Grained division, but this is our first Grand Champion win and we couldn’t be more excited!

Will wearing the Gold Medal for Coarse Grained mustards, and the Grand Champion medal for the World Wide Mustard Competition!
We’ve had such great responses and support from our Quad City community and mustard lovers around the world, and we thank each of you for celebrating with us! Thanks to all of you who have liked, linked, tweeted, shared, posted, and even written your own stories about our win.
Now break out the Boetje’s and let’s celebrate!

New Ballas Location - Blaser's Ghost Pepper Habanero Jack

New Ballas location* Cheese Feature - come in and ask for a free taste
You like it hot!!
Blaser's Ghost Pepper Habanero Jack....$5.99lb
Made in Wisconsin
Perfect melted on chili or in mac and cheese

*not all cheeses available at all locations. Each store carries a different selection

Cloudline Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

A 92 point Willamette Valley Point Pinot Noir for under $20
Crafted under the watchful eye of Veronique Drouhin, the 2015 Cloudline Pinot Noir represents one of the best values in the market today.

2015 Cloudline Willamette Valley Pinot Noir....$15.99
A real Oregon pinot with walnuts, plums and hints of chocolate. Medium and rounded tannins and a juicy finish. Delicious and lively. Drink and enjoy.
Rated 92/100 James Suckling

Elk Cove Pinot Noir - great value, great score

From the Chehalem Mountains AVA of Willamette Valley the 2015 Elk Cove Clay Court Pinot Noir shows the beauty and power of the vintage.

2015 Elk Cove Clay Court Pinot Noir....$35.99
(next lowest price on-line is $42.99)
right red. Highly perfumed red berry, cherry cola and floral scents, along with a smoky mineral flourish that builds in the glass. Sweet and energetic on the palate, offering raspberry, spicecake and smoky mineral flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half. Finishes long, smooth and floral; slow-building tannins add framework and gentle grip.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 92/100 Vinous Media
Rated 93/100 James Suckling

Ballwin location cheese feature - Cambozola Grand Noir

Ballwin location* Cheese Feature - come in and ask for a free taste
Cambozola Grand Noir
Cambozola Grand Noir is a fine blue, regional cow's milk cheese made by Käserei Champignon, Lauben / Allgäu, Germany. Grand Noir is extremely creamy soft cheese that melts in the mouth instantly. This amazing cheese is aged in the waxy black mantle that gives a distinctive flavour to it. Grand Noir is an ideal ingredient in variety of dishes, cheese platters or wines. Meet CAMBOZOLA Black Label! It has been aged longer and colder than our classic, which makes it even creamier and stronger in the blue notes. You can easily recognize this triple cream soft ripened cheese by its beautiful grey exterior mold.

*not all cheeses available at all locations.  Each store carries a different selection

Port Askaig Islay Single Malt Scotch

Port Askaig Islay Single Malt Scotch...$59.99
110 Proof

Introduction  Nestled into the north coast of the island, Port Askaig has been the gateway to Islay for hundreds of years. For many it is the start of a journey that will stay with them for a lifetime.

Port Askaig is a range of Islay single malt whiskies that embodies the unique spirit of Islay and its people. Its character brings together the robust smokiness and soft fruitiness found in this beguiling island.

Limited Batch:  Each expression within the range is bottled in limited batches. While recognising that each bottling will vary, the aim is to achieve a consistency of quality and character over time. To ensure each whisky maintains its original flavour and character, the whiskies are not chill-filtered and no colouring is added.
Tradition evolved

In a world of change, we believe there is still a place for tradition. However, one that embraces evolution and new ideas required to make it ever better. We believe that the expert cask selection and traditional yet contemporary look of the packaging will ensure Port Askaig stands shoulder to shoulder with Islay’s more established brands for many years to come.

Longrow 15 Year Old Single Cask Peated Single Malt

Longrow 15 Year Old Single Cask Peated Single Malt....$136.99
  • 55.6% ABV
  • Distilled October 2001
  • Bottled September 2017
  • 6 Years Refill Bourbon
  • 9 Years Refill Chardonnay
  • 330 bottles made

First distilled in 1973, Longrow is the result of an experiment carried out by our chairman, who set out to prove that an Islay style single malt could be produced on the mainland.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Brooklyn Bel Air Sour

Brooklyn Bel Air Sour...$8.99 / 6pk 
Brooklyn Bel Air Sour is full of surprises. Our sour ale starts up with bright notes of tropical fruit yet finishes crisp and gently tart. It's a trip that's laid back, breezy, and completely refreshing.Style: Sour Ale
Malts: American 2-row, Pale Wheat malt, Carafoam
Additions: Our proprietary Lactobacillus strain
Hops: Simcoe, Amarillo
Yeast: Our House Ale Yeast
Alcohol by Volume: 5.8%

Squatters Outer Darkness Russian Imperial Stout

Squatters Outer Darkness Russian Imperial Stout...$11.99 / 4pk
A Russian Imperial Stout is one of the most intensely flavored beers a brewer can create. The combination of rich roasted barley, oak, molasses and liquorice root combine to create an utterly unique and complex imperial stout.

Innis & Gunn Kindred Spirits Barrel Aged

Aged with Tullamore Dew barrel staves
Innis & Gunn Kindred Spirits Barrel Aged....$9.99 / 4pk
Our smooth Scottish Stout meets Tullamore Dew triple distilled Irish whiskey barrel staves in our unique ageing process to create a flavour packed beer with notes of dark chocolate and coffee alongside hints of vanilla and oak.