Saturday, November 10, 2018

Breckenridge back in stock at Forsyth

Breckenridge Vanilla Porter....$7.99 / 6pk
Real vanilla beans from Madagascar combined with caramel and Munich malts create a beer that’s balanced and flavorful. Aromas of vanilla and toasted grain set the stage for mellow flavors of vanilla and dark roasted malts. Don’t let its deep mahogany color fool you. Vanilla Porter is dark in color and packed with flavor, yet it is as smooth as they come and easy to enjoy at any time of the year.
ABV: 5.4%

Breckenridge Christmas Ale...$7.99 / 6pk
The chill of winter calls for a beer with extra flavor and strength, and this take on a classic strong ale does just that—it soothes the soul and warms the spirit. Flavors of caramel and chocolate are derived from an abundance of carefully roasted malts. Chinook and Mt. Hood hops contribute a spiciness, lending balance and a clean finish. Christmas Ale is a cozy holiday companion worthy of sharing.
ABV: 7.1% | IBU: 22

La Noble Chardonnay scores 90 points!

2017 La Noble Chardonnay....$13.99
The 2017 Chardonnay is terrific as well as a smoking value! Stone fruits, buttered citrus, white flowers and a hint of salty minerality all give way to a medium-bodied, clean, deliciously balanced, pure Chardonnay that over-delivers. Drink this soft, forward, terrific Chardonnay over the coming year or two.
Rated 90/100 Jeb Dunnuck

We still have a little of the 2016 vintage floating around on sale for $7.99 while it lasts - reserve it online too!

Benchmark Old No. 8 Brand Eggnog

Benchmark Old No. 8 Brand Eggnog...$10.99 / 750ml
Eggnog with Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
15% ABV

Heirloom Cherry Orange Spice Syrup

Heirloom Cherry Orange Spice Syrup...$11.99 / 8oz
New! Made in St. Louis, MO

S.D. Strong Barrel Rested Pillar 136 Gin

S.D. Strong Barrel Rested Pillar 136 Gin...$27.99 / 375ml
45% alc/vol 90 Proof
We start with our award-winning Pillar 136 Gin and age it in our S.D. Strong Straight Rye Whiskey barrels for a minimum of six months. Each bottle is cordially hand numbered.

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Assumption Abbey Fruitcake

From Ava Missouri....
A holiday tradition!

We know all the fruitcake jokes, but this one is the real deal. A delicious fruitcake that has received national attention and acclaim. We have been stocking it since the beginning (at least 23-25 years).

Assumption Abbey Fruitcake...$35.99 / 2lbs

$48.95 at William Sonoma
"Assumption Abbey is a secluded Trappist monastery nestled 
in the foothills of the Missouri Ozarks. It was established in 1950 by a group of monks from New Melleray Abbey in Dubuque, IA. Through the years, the brothers of Assumption Abbey have continued to live by the centuries old Trappist tradition of contemplation and study, private prayer and common worship, and living by the work of their own hands.When Assumption Abbey was first developing its bakery, the monks sought the help of world class chef Jean-Pierre Augé, who at one time served in the royal employ of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Mr. Augé's assistance, and his generosity in providing the recipe and ideas for production, gave the monks the impetus to go forward with the Assumption Abbey Fruitcakes.Assumption Abbey Fruitcakes are the dark, rich, traditional style of fruitcake. They are baked slowly and aged under the careful supervision of the monks. Everything, from marinating the fruit, to mixing, to baking, to packaging, to aging, to mailing is done right at the monastery by the monks. Assumption Abbey is not a commercial enterprise. It is a way of life, and that way of life, combined with the careful work of the bakers, insures a dedication to high quality that makes Assump

Riedel Glass rental

Did you know we have Riedel Glasses we rent out for Free to our customers?

Now is the time to reserve them for Thanksgiving.

We only have a limited amount of these nice glasses.

  • You must reserve them online (so we can keep track of how many we have)
  • You must purchase wine from us to be able to borrow the glasses for free.  For every bottle you purchase at pick up, you can rent 2 glasses for free.  Or if you have a receipt from the last 30 days with your purchase, that will count also. 
  • Credit card required to reserve them.
  • No charge for renting them.   But there is a $14 dollar charge for broken or glasses not returned.  These are the nice Riedel glasses that are almost 9 inches tall.  So they are very fragile.  Just a warning to be careful as they are expensive.
  • You can rent them for up to 6 days. They must be returned within 6 days or you will be charged for the glasses.  If you return them after 6 days, there will be a $10 per day late fee.
  • Subject to confirmation.  They are currently at our Forsyth location, so allow a few days for transfers to our other locations.

2015 Bordeaux

More Spectacular 2015 Bordeaux Arrivals!
In stock at Rock Hill.
Order online to reserve or to transfer to another location

2015 Chateau Brown Pessac Leognan....$33.99 
Aromas of black olives, blackberries, blueberries and lightly toasted walnuts. Full-bodied, layered and gorgeous with such beautiful fruits and polished tannins. A beautiful thing. So drinkable now but be patient. Try in 2021.
Rated 93/100 James Suckling
Rated 91/100 Wine Spectator
Rated 90-92/100 Wine Enthusiast 

2015 Chateau Latour Martillac 
Pessac Leognan....$45.99
Solid tannins mark this still very young wine. At the same time, the fruit is rich and well proportioned. Black currants dominate the fruity spectrum, giving the wine richness as well as great potential
Rated 95/100 Wine Enthusiast
Rated 94/100 Vinous Media
Rated 93/100 Wine Advocate
Rated 93/100 James Suckling

2015 Chateau Malartic Lagraviere Pessac Leognan....$69.99
The 2015 Malartic Lagravière is just as fabulous from bottle as it was from barrel. Rich, voluptuous and dramatic, it captures all of the natural intensity of the year. Black cherry, plum, mocha, chocolate, licorice and French oak build into a crescendo of stunning aromas, flavors and textures. This is in an especially dark, sumptuous style, but it all works beautifully. The 2015 was positively thrilling each of the three times I tasted it.
Rated 96+/100 Vinous Media
Rated 96/100 James Suckling
Rated 96/100 Wine Enthusiast
Rated 94-96/100 Wine Advocate

2015 Chateau Leoville Poyferre St. Julien...$129.99
The 2015 Léoville-Poyferré is spectacular. Inky, dense and explosive, the 2015 possesses off the chart richness, with soft contours, no hard edges and exceptional balance. All the elements are simply fused together. inky blue/purplish fruit, chocolate, new leather, blueberry jam, exotic spice and violet notes are all beautifully delineated throughout. Fresh, vibrant and totally sexy, Léoville-Poyferré is one of the wines of the vintage. Don't miss it! Tasted two times.

Rated 97/100 Vinous Media
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 96/100 Wine Enthusiast
Rated 96/100 James Suckling

2015 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan Rouge....$189.99 
(650th Anniversary Bottle!)
The currants and blackberries on the nose are very impressive with wet-earth and lavender undertones. Full body and super-integrated tannins that melt into the wine. The quality of the tannins is incredible with fantastic length and mouthfeel. So much concentration and balance at the same time. Such beauty. This is the greatest wine ever from here. Drink in 2022.

Rated 99/100 James Suckling
Rated 97/100 Robert Parker
Rated 96/100 Wine Spectator
Rated 96/100 James Suckling
Rated 96/100 The Wine Enthusiast

2015 Chateau Pichon Baron Pauillac....$199.99
Reminding me of the 1990, the 2015 Château Pichon Baron is a sensational bottle of wine made from 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot that spent 18 months in 80% new French oak. Boasting a deep purple color as well as awesome notes of black raspberries, toasted spices, cassis, lead pencil shavings, tobacco leaf and building minerality, this full-bodied, concentrated 2015 has sweet tannin, a great texture, and a big, big finish. Pauillac all the way, with both opulence and finesse, forget bottles of 4-5 years and enjoy anytime over the following two to three decades. This is a match for the 2009, 2000, and 1990.

Rated 98/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 97/100 Wine Advocate
Rated 97/100 Vinous Media
Rated 95-97/100 Wine Enthusiast

Sandrone Le Vigne Barolo

2013 Sandrone Le Vigne Barolo...$279.99 / 1.5 liter
only 2 Magnums left
Next lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $299.99Sandrone's 2013 Barolo Le Vigne is a real stunner. Powerful, ample and deep, the 2013 exudes class from start to finish. The addition of Serralunga fruit in the blend has added depth and structure in all of the wine's dimensions. Dark red cherry, plum, mint, rose petal, tar and licorice build into the huge, voluptuous finish. Readers who can find the 2013 should not hesitate, as it is outrageously beautiful and also one of the clear wines of the vintage. Vineyard sites are Baudana, Villero, Vignane and Merli.
Rated 98/100 Vinous Media

Montevertine Le Pergole Torte - 3 liter

Super Rare Le Pergole Torte 3 Liter!
2014 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte.....$509.99 / 3 liter
The flagship 2014 Le Pergole Torte possesses striking depth, nuance and pliancy, all in the midweight, slightly slender style of the vintage. Sweet red cherry, plum, cinnamon, dried flowers, mint, cinnamon and pomegranate infuse this super-expressive, sexy Pergole Torte.
Rated 97/100 Antonio Galloni Vinous

Torrontes for only $5.99

2017 Alfredo Roca Fincas Torrontes....$5.99

Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $11.99Reminding me of a dry Muscat, the roughly 400-case 2017 Torrontés Fincas offers exotic notes of apricot, pineapple, flowers and honeysuckle. Medium-bodied, supple and textured, with good acidity and a dry finish, it's another delicious, easy drinking white to enjoy over the coming year.  I found these release from Alfredo Roca to be solid (at times outstanding) across the board. In addition, most are good values.
Rated 88/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Friday, November 9, 2018

TWCP - Six Mile Bridge Collab

We always have something brewing - pun intended!
Watch for this exciting release soon....
Been it the works for awhile - over a year in barrel ---

Nikka From the Barrel

This will be release tomorrow in our email - watch for the link to reserve

Nikka From the Barrel Whisky...$69.99
Nikka From The Barrel is a blended whisky created to deliver full flavors and richness of whisky “from barrels” which only blenders can sniff and taste.  The iconic bottle is designed to reflect “a small block of whisky” – embodying the rich, strong taste of the whisky within.

From The Barrel
51.4% ABV 500ml, 750ml (USA)
From The Barrel is an extremely complex blended whisky bottled at 51.4% ABV. In order to deliver its richness and full flavors, the blended liquid goes into used barrels for another few months for “marriage” before it is bottled.

J. Rieger's Kansas City Whiskey - Holiday label

Special 2018 Limited Edition Holiday Label!
Get it while it is here - perfect gift
Last year sold out fast!
J. Rieger's Kansas City Whiskey...$32.99 / 750ml
Jacob Rieger and Company was founded in 1887 in Kansas City's West Bottoms Livestock Exchange district. The brand offered over 100 alcoholic products and took pride in maintaining a quarter of a million unique customers by offering mail-order delivery services. In 1919, Prohibition was enacted by the federal government and was not reversed until 1933. J. Rieger and Co. was a casualty at the time, but was not destined to be lost forever. 95 years after Prohibition, we can officially say that the historic and iconic spirits brand of Kansas City is back!

Our bottling of Kansas City Whiskey pays tribute to the original brand by utilizing a blend of Corn, Malt, and Straight Rye Whiskies, as well as a small amount of 15 year old Oloroso Sherry from the Williams & Humbert Bodedga in Jerez, Spain. The use of Sherry in American Whiskey was commonplace in the 1800s, but was lost after prohibition.. Bottled at 90 proof and comprised of Whiskeys aged at least 7 years, our Kansas City Whiskey is a balanced, smooth, and slightly sweet and powerful Whiskey that is beautiful when served neat or on the rocks, but also works well in classic cocktails such as the Horsefeather and Old Fashioned."

Scotch Tasting with Ed Kohl

Last minute notice

We have scotch expert, Ed Kohl coming tonight to taste some of his new scotches.
The scotches we will taste

1. 2008 Glen Elgin, Speyside 9 yr...$56.99
2. 2003 Glentauchers, Speyside 15 yr...$73.99
3. 2004 Dalmore North Highland 13 yr....$125.99
4. 1993 Auchentoshan, Lowland 25 yr
5. 2007 Ledaig, Island 11 yr....$79.99
6. 2005 Ardbeg, Islay 13 yr....$139.99

OPEN HOUSE Scotch tastings with Ed Kohl

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105
TONIGHT- Friday, November 9 (4:30-6:30) Forsyth

Ed Kohl, Managing Director of ImpEx Beverages, Inc. has been invited to enter the esteemed Keepers of the Quaich Society. The induction ceremony took place on April 23, 2012, during the Keeper’s banquet at Blair Castle of Atholl Estates in the Highland region of Scotland. The Keepers of the Quaich is a Scotch Whisky society with membership by invitation only, founded to acknowledge those who have contributed to the Scotch Whisky industry. This prestigious honor was given to Ed Kohl in recognition of 17+ years of contributions to the industry. Kohl was chosen specifically for his ability to blend the old with the new. He has enhanced scotch awareness with his non-stop national tasting seminars, sharing his palate with connoisseurs and recently discovered scotch lovers. He uses modern social media venues such as Facebook and Twitter to keep regular fans posted on announcements and upcoming events. His use of social media venues also serves to attract a different demographic from the “traditional” scotch lovers and cultivates passion for whisky in a variety of age groups.

A leading whisky expert and spirit specialist, Kohl conducts more than 100 educational seminar tastings every year. He travels the United States promoting the ImpEx portfolio of products while maintaining close relationships with manufacturers, distributors, retailers and consumers. He is passionate about single malt Scotch whisky and has a niche focus in understanding the needs of independent bottlers and how to successfully bring new products to market. ImpEx Beverages, Inc. is the exclusive USA importer of a variety of products including the Ian Macleod brands: Chieftain’s, Isle of Skye, and SMOKEHEAD. Prior to founding ImpEx Beverages, Inc., Ed spent 15 years as North American Marketing Manager for Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co.

Beer Tasting tonight

Beer Tasting tonight
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO

Friday Nov 9th from 4-6pm

taste these!
  • Pinckney Bend Gin and Tonic
  • Sweetwater Festive Ale
  • Boulevard DDH Galaxy IPA
  • Boulevard Brut IPA
  • Boulevard Southern Hemisphere IPA
  • Lagunitas Born Yesterday Fresh Hop Pale Ale

Pinckney Bend Gin and Tonic in CANS

Pinckney Bend Gin and Tonic...$13.99 / 4pk cans
Pinckney Bend's award winning American Gin and their Classic Tonic Syrup come together in perfect harmony in a can!
Ready to drink!
8% ABV

Perennial Abraxas

Perennial Abraxas - order now

sold out for now - we will see if more surfaces.
Thanks for all the orders.

Big O Ginger Liqueur

Taste this now classic liqueur from Missouri!
Friday, November 9th (4-6pm)
Big O Ginger Liqueur
OPEN HOUSE tasting

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105

The Big O Ginger Liqueur
The Premium Ginger Liqueur
The Big O is the most pleasing liqueur you will ever taste. It truly is artisan-made by people who appreciate fine food, excellent wine, a great liqueur, and good times. It blends the warmth of ginger and exotic spices, the sweetness of tropical sugars, the coolness of citrus, and the liberation of fine, artisan-crafted spirits.

The Big O is silky on the tongue, offering just a hint of a rising heat ― not too much, just a blush ― as the spices begin to reveal themselves, expressing their individual personalities and combined harmony. The tiny bite of alcohol raises your temperature just a bit - increasing your comfort. The combination of flavors then rests at the back of the tongue in a delightful kiss of spices, remembered pleasures.

When we make The Big O, we hand-select the spices we use, choosing the best all-natural botanicals available, so there truly is

Nothing Fake About It.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Cragganmore Cask Strength

In stock now!

Cragganmore Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch 2016 Edition...$549.99
Only other price on Wine-Searcher is $649.99
4,932 bottles made
55.7% ABV
The only Non age statement offering in the 2016 Diageo limited releases and only 4932 bottles available. Matured in refill, rejuvenated and ex-bodega casks for a smooth, drying and warming intensity.  

97, 98 and 99 Point Cabs from Napa's Epic 2015 Vintage

97, 98 and 99 Point Cabs from Napa's Epic 2015 Vintage

2015 Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace....$214.99
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace is deep garnet-purple colored with a drop-dead gorgeous nose of crème de cassis, warm plums and blueberry compote with touches of chocolate box, licorice, vanilla pod and coffee beans plus wafts of cedar and cinnamon toast. Full-bodied and rich with gorgeous super ripe, fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, it finishes very long and very spicy.
Rated 99/100 The Wine Advocate

2015 Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow...$214.99
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow opens with a lovely floral perfume of violets and rose hip tea with a core of chocolate-covered cherries, mulberries, blueberry compote and plum preserves plus hints of wood smoke, tobacco and menthol. Full-bodied and firmly framed with grainy tannins and background freshness, it has gorgeous earthy layers and a mineral-tinged finish.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate

2015 Cliff Lede Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon....$224.99

A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot and a 1% splash of Petit Verdot, the deep purple-black colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry offers up crème de cassis, baked black cherries and blackberry preserves with hints of chocolate, licorice and pencil shavings plus smoked meat and truffles. Full-bodied, muscular, taut and very firm, with very fine-grained tannins, the palate is concentrated, long and minerally. This needs cellaring for 3-4 years at least, but it should emerge incredibly profound.
Rated 98+/100 The Wine Advocate