Saturday, March 31, 2018

New 2018 releases from Chieftain!

2002 Chieftain Ardmore Highland Single Malt Scotch....$69.99
Age: 15 Years Old

ABV: 46%
Cask Number 94092
Bottles produced 287
Distilled February 2002
Bottled January 2018

2006 Chieftain Glenallachie Speyside Single Malt Scotch....$75.99

Age: 11 Years Old
ABV: 46%
Cask Number 92711
Bottles produced 332
Distilled May 2006
Bottled January 2018
 2006 Chieftain Glenturret HIghland Single Malt Scotch....$104.99

Age: 27 Years Old
ABV: 51.8%
Cask Number 94042
Bottles produced 269
Distilled October 1990
Bottled January 2018

2006 Chieftain Laphroaig Islay Single Malt Scotch....$69.99
Age: 14 Years Old
ABV: 46%
Cask Number 950
Bottles produced 310
Distilled February 2003
Bottled January 2018

1994 Graham Vintage Port

1994 Graham Vintage Port...$122.99
In a port tasting, tasting Graham's is almost like tasting a big, rich, succulent Merlot after a group of blockbuster, tannic Cabernets. Sweeter and more obvious than many ports, the opaque purple-colored 1994 is fruity, powerful, and rich, with an addictive hedonistic quality. It will be ready to drink in 8-10 years and keep for up to 30. As always, this is a showy, flamboyant port that has the advantage of being slightly sweeter than other 1994s. A great Graham's. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2035.
Rated 96/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Rated 95/100 Wine Spectator

1994 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port

1994 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port...$115.99
Terrific aromas of berries and violets, with a hint of mint. Full-bodied and lightly sweet, with fine, silky tannins that build on the palate and caress the tongue. Outstanding concentration and harmony. Greatest Vesúvio this century. Best after 2010. 5,000 cases made.
Rated 96/100 Wine Spectator

Hampden Estate Jamaican Rum Fire

Hampden Estate Jamaican Rum Fire...$24.99
Overproofed Rum
126 proof
Hampden launches the long awaited Trelawny JB of antiquity, a truly legendary rum under the brand name Rum Fire.
Indeed an historic moment in Jamaican rum history, Hampden releases the quintessential Trelawny JB. The white rum that has been in circulation for decades is now available on the retail market. Already, the region is ecstatic about it's release to the local market and companies have expressed great interest in partnering with Hampden for the distribution of Rum Fire. It is therefore with great pleasure that Hampden releases this truly authentic, historic, smooth, vibrant renegade rum. It is the rum that Jamaica has been waiting for. Rum Fire, ask for it, experience it and as always, drink responsibly. 

Chareau Aloe Liqueur

Chareau Aloe Liqueur....$36.99
Craft Distille in small batches, and perfectly balanced with a refreshing blend of macerated vine fruits, eau de vie, and bright botanicals. Fresh Aloe Vera juice is then added as the final step in creating this wonderful expression of California agriculture in a bottle.

I was inspired by the bountiful agriculture and natural beauty of California when creating Chareau. The Aloe Vera plant was my muse, and I wanted to find delicate compliments to the naturally soft and slightly bitter profile. The cucumber adds a sophisticated vegetal quality, while the muskmelon brings a natural sweetness. The lemon peel adds balance and the spearmint mellows the bite of the unaged eau de vie distillate. It all culminates in a refreshing spirit that can be enjoyed both straight and mixed in a well-crafted cocktail.

Each of the ingredients we chose are found naturally in California, and thrive in our soil and climate. We are able to source organic when possible, and direct from the family farmers.

I named this liqueur "chareau" after my great-grandparents Arthur Emile Charron and Florence Marie Favreau. They were farmers who moved my family to California, and we have been here ever since.

We are all in part where we came from, and Chareau is a gift from the hands and hearts of California's farmers and artisans.

Kurt Charron, Founder

Great wines from Priorat - Historic Terroir

2016 Historic Terroir Priorat Blanc...$26.99
Garnatxa Blanca, Macabeu
Practicing organic and biodynamic
A bright and fresh white with a lemon and stone character. Medium body. Clean and crisp. Mostly old vines of garnacha blanca from hillsides. Drink now.
Rated 91/100 James Suckling

2016 Historic Terroir Priorat Rouge...$26.99
Garnatxa Negra, Carinyena
Practicing organic and biodynamic
A vertical and pretty red with dark berry, stone and slate character. Medium body, fresh finish. Focused cool fruits. Hints of wet soil. Complex. Taste Priorat here. Drink now.
Rated 92/100 James Suckling

K Pop Korean Chili Sauce

K Pop Korean Chili Sauce -- new!
Based on a family recipe used for over 70 years and made from authentic Korean chili pepper paste from Korea —gochujang — KPOP Sauce is the Ultimate Korean Chili Sauce. KPOP Sauce makes anything good whether you're a cooking Korean food for the first time or taking your favorite meals to the next flavor level.

EXCEPTIONAL FLAVOR - sweet and tangy, with a kick
AUTHENTIC - uses premium Korean ingredients and an original family recipe
VERSATILE & EASY-TO-USE - dip, dunk, dress, or drench your favorite snacks and meals - delicious every way!

Founders Brewing PC Pils in CANS

In stock now and fresh!

Founders Brewing PC Pils...$6.99 / 6 pack CANS
also sold as singles at Forsyth
Pleasantly crisp, perfectly clean and profoundly crushable, PC Pils is our take on the classic Pilsner style. While Noble hops have been the preferred choice of Pilsner brewers around the world, we went with some of our favorite American varieties. Piney Chinook, pleasantly citrus Cascade and punchy Centennial make this an easy-drinker with floral hop characteristics. Pretty cool, if you ask us.

Stone Delicious IPA

Now in 12 pack cans

Stone Brewing Delicious IPA....$15.99 / 12 pack cans
also sold as single cans at Forsyth
A citrusy India pale ale with Lemondrop & El Dorado hops
ALC/VOL:  7.7%
IBUs:  75
While our beers are many and diverse, yet unified by overarching boldness, India pale ales are our undeniable bread and butter. The result is an intensely citrusy, beautifully bitter beer is worthy of the simple-yet-lordly title of Stone Delicious IPA. Lemondrop and El Dorado hops combine to bring on a magnificent lemon candy-like flavor that’s balanced by hop spice. It’s unlike anything we’ve tasted in nearly two decades of IPA experimentation, and another lupulin-laced creation we’re excited to present to hopheads everywhere.

Château du Donjon Grande Tradition

We have a stunning price on this great wine!

Plus a great vintage!

2015 Château du Donjon Grande Tradition...$12.99
Next lowest price online is $16.99 on Wine-Searcher

40% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 20% Carignan from very old vines

Donjon’s Flagship bottling. Powerful primary aromas of ripe black fruit and hints of strawberry/raspberry. Very dense on the palate, with black fruit and red cherry flavors. Firm, structured and exceptionally rich.  Serve With: Excellent with strong cheeses, grilled meats/vegetables, or rich poultry dishes such as duck.

Situated in Minervois, one of the oldest wine-producing areas in the Languedoc, Château du Donjon has been in the Panis family for 500 years. Jean Panis took the reins from his father, Guy, in 1996 and has taken the estate to new heights, with the historic 1998 vintage marking the beginning of a golden era that continues to this day.

Hibiki Harmony

Back in stock
Hibiki Harmony Whisky...$56.99
Hibiki Japanese Harmony encapsulates the harmony that exists between Japanese nature and people.  Inspired by the riches and subtleties of Japan’s 24 seasons and mastered by Suntory’s Art of Blending, Hibiki Japanese Harmony is a meticulous blend of the finest select whiskies from the House of Suntory Whisky.It is a symphony of at least 10 malt and grain whiskies, aged in five different types of casks, from Suntory’s Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita distilleries.
This delicate blend creates a oneness unfolding a full orchestra of flavours and aromas.
The Suntory Whisky blending team is led by third-generation Master Blender and grandson of the founder, Shingo Torii, and fourth Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo.

Sweet Sophie Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup

Grab some for your Eater Brunch!
Something different to offer your guests

In stock!

Perfect for Hostess gifts and great to give to your children's teachers!

The Wine and Cheese Place 
Sweet Sophie Batch
Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup
Aged in Four Roses Barrel

Sweet Sophie Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup...$14.99 / 250ml 
100% Organic Pure Vermont Maple Syrup 
Aged for over 2 months in a Four Roses Bourbon Barrel

Serving suggestions: as a glaze for salmon, turkey, pork or bacon, as a sweetener for coffee, oatmeal, granola or yogurt, pour over ice cream and bananas, make exotic cocktails and of course on pancakes and waffles.  
The possibilities are endless.

 This batch yielded 712 bottles.  

Glenfiddich 26 Year Old - very limited!

More arrived 

Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old Single Malt Scotch...$439.99
ABV 43%, 70CL
A rare and aged single malt Scotch whisky that has spent 26 long years carefully maturing in American Oak ex-bourbon casks. This expression was created to honour Glenfiddich's line of continuous family ownership since William Grant founded our distillery in 1887.

Doing things our own way means we can create a luxurious single malt that truly lives up to its name. We’ve created a vibrant yet soft and delicate expression, with a deep and complex balance of sweetness and dry oak tannin. Bound to excite the palate and awaken the nose.

Glenfiddich 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch

Very limited, this is the first me we have seen this in years!
Only 6 bottles available
Great price too!
Glenfiddich 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch...$559.99
Every cask used in this incomparable single malt Scotch whisky is personally nosed and tasted by our expert Malt Master, ensuring the whisky achieves its rich character and seductive complexity. Only casks that pass his exacting standards are handpicked and then married together to achieve their final sublime harmony.

This process ensures the unique character and richness of taste that sets our Glenfiddich 30 Year Old apart. The rarity of this single malt is unquestionable – there are only ever a handful of vattings of 30 Year Old a year.
GREAT FOR: Connoisseurs and collectors. A sublime, complex and truly exceptional malt.

Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon...$9.99
Plus 10% off mix/match case price!
We are the lowest price on Wine-Searcher
Compare to $10.97 at Total Wine and More in St. louis
Compare to $14.99 at
The bouquet is rich with dark fruits, cinnamon, clove and toasty oak flavors. The wine is juicy on the palate with blackcurrant and blackberry flavors prominent, accented by roasted almonds, vanilla and hazelnuts, finishing long with fine, firm tannins. The complex flavor of this wine complements just about any well-seasoned meat such as beef, pork, or lamb, followed by an indulgent dessert or espresso.

Colleccion 2017 Jose Cuervo Reserva

Colleccion 2017
Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia Extra Anejo...$119.99

For over 10 generations, Reserva de la Familia was a family secret only shared with the closest of friends. In 1995, to celebrate their 200-year anniversary, the family decided to share this special blend of Tequila reserve with people who truly savor an exceptional taste. Only the finest 10-12 year-old agaves are hand-selected,and only the most flavorful inner portion of the agave’s heart is used to make this award-winning 100% Blue Agave Extra Añejo Tequila. It is aged for a minimum of two years in the Cuervo family's private cellar and combined with family reserves as old as 30 years.

The bottle is made of brown, hand-blown glass, and is individually numbered and sealed with wax. Every year, the Cuervo family commissions a Mexican artist to design the new limited edition collectible box, making Reserva de la Familia® the ultimate gift.

Domaine Cabirau Serge & Nicolas

2016 Domaine Cabirau Serge & Nicolas...$19.99"....checks in as a blend of 63% Grenache, 23% Carignan and 14% Syrah, from 35- to 70-year-old vines that had the Grenache brought up all in tank and the Syrah and Carignan in demi-muids. Notes of strawberries, spice-box, licorice, violets and dried herbs all emerge from this beauty, and it’s medium-bodied, silky and polished, with beautiful purity, solid mid-palate density and building depth and length. There’s just a little over 1,000 cases and is going to be a smoking value.
Rated 93/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Friday, March 30, 2018

The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch #4

Back in stock!  Much better supply now!

The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch #4....$339.99
For the 2017 release, The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 4, David C Stewart MBE carefully selected 23 casks – 13 traditional American oak barrels and 10 European oak sherry butts – from the distillery’s precious aged stocks. All were transferred to Tun 1509, which sits in Warehouse 24, for several months before bottling. Tun is a rare interpretation of the marrying process and allows our most mature casks of various vintages to come together to create a unique expression of The Balvenie that is greater than the sum of its constituent parts.

NOSE Rich and malty, sweet toffee vanilla fudge, layers of honeycomb and citrus.

TASTE Luscious malty notes and concentrated honey gradually developing into deeper richer oak with some dried fruits and a cinnamon and ginger spiciness.

FINISH Luxurious and honeyed with delicate spices and oak.

O'Fallon Hop Box

O'Fallon Hop Box....$15.99 / 12pk mix box

  • 5 Day IPA 
  • Czech Yo'Self Pilsner
  • Speed Bump Fast IPA
  • Chinook All Night Long

4 Hands Contact High Juiced

In stock now at Forsyth

4 Hands Contact High Juiced...$9.99 / 6pk cans
We JUICED up our Contact High this year with tangerine juice and zest! Don’t worry, you can still reminisce with the original. 

Friends in Cheese Jams

Friend in Cheese Salted Watermelon Jelly
A true jar of summer. Sitting on the back porch as a child with a creek chilled slab of h20 melon and a shaker of salt at Grammys ranch is the inspiration to this shimmering pink jar that has the brightness of a summer day and just a hint of sea salt to bring us all on a journey of days past. True heirloom watermelons add a great diversity.
Pairs with well aged cheddar gouda, roquefort and chevre
Ingredients: watermelon, cane sugar, pectin, Big Sur Sel (Sea Salt)

Friend in Cheese Forbidden Fruit Marmalade
When a classic marmalade collides with a cali chef, you get a citrus explosion without the traditional bitter finish. Up to 6 types of locally grown winter citrus mingle with vanilla and a hint of chili to bring balance and joy to the palate.
Pair with Manchego, aged cheddar, triple cream cheese and bresaola.
Ingredients: Assortment of seasonal citrus (grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, orange, and assorted heirloom hybrids), cane sugar, pectin, chili, vanilla, sea salt.

Friend in Cheese Pisco Pear Butter
In homage to my Grammy Emma Mae and my Peruvian brother in law Nello the Clash of cultures come together in one jar. French butter pears cooked for hours with fresh nutmeg, black pepper, candied ginger and vanilla until it is a thick reduced expression of everything a pear ever wanted to be..then a good dose of Pisco the grappa of Peru to end this process with a fresh bright bite.
Pair with Aged Gouda, gruyere, pork chops.
INGREDIENTS: French butter pears, brown sugar, Peruvian Pisco (Grappa), Meyer lemon, candied ginger, nutmeg, black pepper, vanilla, seasalt

Friend in Cheese Prickly Purple Heart
We see the Central Coast bursting with these Native American cherubs waiting for us to create another DR product. Dry farmed and plentiful these bebes have a bit of tannins that beg (I mean plead) to be paired with the stinkiest of cheeses and driest of wines..come join this Prickly Pear on a journey you will for sure savor..

Ingredients: Otuna Fruit (Cactus Pear), cane sugar, apple juice, lemon, pectin, cardamom, bergamot, vanilla, sea salt.

Friend in Cheese Smokin' Padron Jam
The long days of late summer with the wafting of aromas of a wood smoke and roasting peppers brings this jam to a new place on the pantry shelf. Lazy afternoons with meats just from the grill and a dollop of summer so the feeling will never end.

Ingredients: smoked padron peppers, orange juice, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, cane sugar, pectin, smoked paprika, chili, sea salt

Padron Peppers sourced locally from The Homeless Garden Project.

Our Products are dictated by Mother Nature. Each year seasons change, farms have a changing environment with water shortages and conservation at the forefront. We are taking consideration for these changing times with our new Drought Conservative focus.

2013 JC Cellars Haley Rockpile Vineyard Syrah

Currently in stock at Rock Hill only
96pt Syrah at a Great Closeout Price!
2013 JC Cellars Haley Rockpile Vineyard Syrah...$49.99

(was $64.99)
(The winery sells the 2015 at $80 per bottle)
The 2013 Syrah Haley Rockpile is one of them. Inky opaque/purple in color, the wine has incredible sweet blackberry richness, a beautiful floral note, and that crushed-rock minerality that seems to be part of this AVA. The flavor intensity is mind-boggling, the purity, texture and length exquisite. This is another prodigious tour de force from Jeff Cohn that should drink well for at least 10-15 years.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate

Thursday, March 29, 2018

94 Point Argentinian Red for under $20!

94 Point Argentinian Red for under $20!
2015 Zorzal Eggo "Tinto de Tiza" Mendoza...$19.99
Next lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $22.44

"The one blend in the Eggo range is the 2015 Eggo Tinto de Tiza, which mixes Malbec with 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon fermented in 2,000-liter egg-shaped cement vats where the wine matured for almost one year. This feels quite complete and balanced, with good ripeness while keeping the balance and poise. The palate is juicy and fresh, with fine-grained tannins and a bittersweet finish akin to sour cherries. Very tasty and long. Super. Incredible for the price."
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon -- scores 96 points

2015 Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon...$65.99
"Looking at the two releases from Chappellet, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature is the larger production cuvee and sees 22 months in 50% new French oak. Its deep, inky color is followed by an incredibly pure bouquet of crème de cassis, hints of blue fruits, graphite, and cedar. With gorgeous minerality, full-bodied richness, building tannin and notable purity, it’s an incredible wine, as well as a sensational value.” 96 Points: As good as it gets. These wines reach the peak of my personal scale of quality
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 93/100 Vinous Media

Tomatin 36 Year Old Single Malt Scotch

6 more bottles in stock!
Tomatin 36 Year Old Single Malt Scotch....$599.99
Next lowest price online is $767 !!

Cask Type: Matured in a combination of Bourbon barrels and Oloroso Sherry Butts
Strength: 46% alc./vol.

Added to the range in 2015, this 36 year old whisky is smooth and creamy. The contents have been vatted from a combination of ex-Bourbon and ex-Oloroso Sherry casks to create a delicious whisky released in small batches -

Usually 800 bottle batch release

** DOUBLE GOLD 2017 San Francisco WSC 
       Best Distillers' Single Malt Aged 20 Years+
       Best Single Malt Scotch
       Best Scotch
** GOLD 2016 San Francisco WSC
** RECOMMENDED 2016 Whisky Magazine
** Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2017   -  96.5/100