Saturday, March 2, 2019

Dogfish Head The Perfect Disguise Double IPA

Dogfish Head The Perfect Disguise Double IPA...$13.99 / 6pk
Is it an IPA disguised as a Kölsch or a Kölsch disguised as an IPA?
On the surface, The Perfect Disguise looks like a straightforward Kölsch with a crisp Kölsch yeast and traditional German malts and hops … but things aren’t always what they seem. With a quick sniff and a slight sip, you’re greeted by a creamy mouthfeel and full body thanks to the addition of a unique German chit malt - the first hint that this beer may be somewhat different.

Hiding deeper behind that German disguise is the double dry-hopping of an American Double IPA, with nearly 4 lbs. of German and American hops per barrel. It brings tropical flavors of citrus, tangerine, mango, gooseberries and peach.

The artwork for The Perfect Disguise was brought to life and designed by 2019 Off-Centered Art Series artist Michael Hacker. The name ‘The Perfect Disguise’ was the inspiration for the illustration design as it’s a play on words with whether or not the beer is actually a Kölsch or an American IPA.

The Bruery White Chocolate

The Bruery White Chocolate....$24.99 / 750ml

This bourbon barrel-aged wheatwine-style ale made a fanciful trip to the chocolatier and returned with luscious flavors of white chocolate – hence the name. White Chocolate is a rewarding summons to the senses – beginning with its golden appearance and finishing with warming, white chocolate-like flavors. This is accomplished by adding cacao nibs from TCHO and fresh vanilla beans to our bourbon barrel-aged wheatwine-style ale, complimenting the rich notes of coconut, honey, caramel and vanilla from extensive barrel-aging.

Powers Three Swallow Release Irish Whiskey

Powers Three Swallow Release Irish Whiskey...$42.99
Three Swallow Release is a modern expression of what the original POWERS Whiskey tasted like back in the days of our John’s Lane distillery. This quintessential style of whiskey, Single Pot Still is exclusive to Ireland, and is made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley, then triple distilled in traditional copper pot stills.


Hemptails Citrus Gold...$8.49 / 4pk 16oz cans
Stay gold with big hemp aromas and fresh twist of citrus flavors
8% ABV 
Hemp Infused

Hemptails Passionfruit Express...$8.49 / 4pk 16oz cans
Real hemp seeds and natural hemp
Tart passionfruit flavors gives a tropical twist to herbal hemp flavors

Introducing the first hemp-infused malt beverage.
8% ABV | No psychoactive ingredients

Urban Chestnut Kinsale (Foreign Extra Stout)

Urban Chestnut Kinsale (Foreign Extra Stout)...$7.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Named for the southern Ireland town boasting a Caribbean sister town of the same name, this Foreign Export-style Stout has become an Irish-perfected, Caribbean-loved style of beer. Historically generously hopped and full of roasted malt flavors; our version leans toward the creamy, sweet side of things.
ABV: 7%

Newton Skyside

2017 Newton Skyside Chardonnay...$17.99
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The Skyside winemaking philosophy aims at maximizing the fruit expression of our vineyards to deliver food friendly wines with vibrant character.  This fruit forward and full flavored Chardonnay exhibits aromas of apple and pear, with a hint of oak and great balance.

2016 Newton Skyside Claret....$17.99
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Mint, chocolate and cherry flavors intermingle in this dry, full-bodied and firmly tannic wine blended from Bordeaux grape varieties. It offers plenty of blackberry notes shaded by black pepper and smoke and will stand up to the juiciest protein you can order.
Rated 90/100 Wine Enthusiast

Crown Royal Peach Flavored Whiskey

Crown Royal Peach Flavored Whiskey...$23.99
Crown Royal Peach Flavored Whisky is a new Limited Edition from Crown Royal, bringing some juicy sweetness to your summer season. To create this extraordinary blend, Crown Royal whiskies are carefully selected by our master blender and infused with the juicy flavor of fresh Georgia peaches. The result is a vibrantly delicious whisky, bursting with the luscious flavor of peach and the distinctive smoothness of Crown Royal. Enjoy Crown Royal Peach Whisky on the rocks or mixed with iced tea for a refreshing tasting cocktail.

Domaine Faiveley Nuits St Georges

2016 Domaine Faiveley Nuits St Georges...$63.99
A touch of gaminess in the aroma gives way to blackberry, black cherry, earth and iron flavors in this rich, solidly structured red. Vibrant and balanced, though this needs a little time to integrate. Terrific length
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

SweetWater 22nd Anniversary Flanders Style Red Ale

Very limited release
SweetWater 22nd Anniversary Flanders Style Red Ale...$9.99 / 375ml
A blend of Flanders style red ale aged for more than 18 months in American oak with a Belgian aged in Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels.
300 cases made

Taylor Fladgate Reserve Tawny Port Historic Edition

Taylor Fladgate Reserve Tawny Port Historic Edition...$59.99

This bottle was inspired by the ‘bladder’ shaped wine bottles manufactured in England between about 1715 and 1740. In Britain, where they were used mainly in the 1720s and early 1730s, ‘bladder’ wine bottles were relatively unusual but their use in continental Europe was more widespread. The particular variant on which this limited edition bottle was based, with its narrow oval profile, is often described as having a ‘flat chestnut’ shape.
These ‘bladder’ bottles usually held more wine than earlier ‘onion’ bottles or the more cylindrical types that followed them. Like this special edition bottle, by about 1730 full sized ‘bladder’ bottles were made to hold around a litre of wine.  This blend was carefully put together for this limited edition from specially selected Ports from Taylor Fladgate extensive aged Tawny stocks, aged in seasoned oak Port pipes. Its character is unique for this bottling, with the characteristic Taylor Fladgate richness and with its distinctive grip on the finish.  The wine is a skilfully blended Tawny Port, harmonious and balanced, with all the intensity and finesse derived from ageing in seasoned oak casks.

A core of deep brick red fading to russet on the rim. A beautifully mature and complex nose, full of evocative, subtle nuances. Aromas of plum, fig and sultana blend with a mellow redolence of marzipan and butterscotch.
Hints of cigar box, cedarwood and leather add an exotic dimension to the nose. The wine is seductively round and smooth with discreet, beautifully integrated tannins adding an attractive dryness and grip. The wine is full of rich, fruit cake flavours with some fresh plum character emerging on the long finish. A skilfully blended Tawny Port, harmonious and balanced, with all the intensity and finesse derived from ageing in seasoned oak casks.

Croft 430th Anniversary Port

Croft 430th Anniversary Port....$23.99
The 430th Anniversary celebrations commemorate the house's establishment in 1588 and the rich history of the oldest port company in operation.

To commemorate the event, the company has decided to produce a limited edition port, the Croft 430th Anniversary Celebration Edition. The labels display re-production of the work "Sinking of the Spanish Armada in 1588" by the Dutch artist Jan Luyken, which is part of the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

The wine, exclusively created for this anniversary edition, is described as follows by the Head Wine Maker, David Guimaraens: "Croft is known for its Vintage Ports with opulent fruit aromas and silky tannins. This is a superb Ruby Reserve Port, displaying all its fruity character, a hallmark of the company's distinctive style.”

Tasting Notes
Deep ruby black colour with a narrow purple rim. The nose opens with a fine crisp fruitiness, black cherry, blackberry and cassis, and aromas of fresh plum. Delicate floral notes of rose petal and violet emerge to provide elegance and complexity. The wine has the typical Croft roundness and smoothness offset by a fresh acidity and firm but well integrated tannins. The palate is crammed with intense berry fruit and finishes with luscious flavours of strawberry and cherry. A superb reserve Port, displaying all the fine fruit character which is a hallmark of the Croft style.

Talisker Distillers Edition Single Malt Scotch

Talisker Distillers Edition Single Malt Scotch...$73.99
There’s near perfection in the bitter-sweet harmony which is such an enthralling feature of this truly classic whisky, as its crisp peat softens, not to pepper, but to rich, sweet, juicy fruit.
  • Double Matured
  • Amoroso Cask Wood
  • Distilled 2008
  • Bottled in 2018
  • 45.8% ABV

Dalwhinnie Highland Single Malt Scotch Distillers Edition

Dalwhinnie Highland Single Malt Scotch Distillers Edition...$69.99
Double Matured
Oloroso Cask Wood 
Distilled in 2002
Bottled in 2017
43% ABV

“This is the Batard Montrachet of Italy”

“This is the Batard Montrachet of Italy”- James Suckling
2016 Antinori Cevarro della Salla....$46.99
This is the Batard Montrachet of Italy with such and amazing depth and compression of beautiful fruit and chalk. Dried mango and dried green papaya. Full body, yet tight and focused. Energized acidity. Vibrance. Don't miss this one. A wine for now or in the future.
Rated 97/100 James Suckling
Rated 95+/100 The Wine Advocate

Friday, March 1, 2019

Stone Brewing / Metallica Enter Night Pilsner

Stone Brewing / Metallica Enter Night Pilsner...$10.99 / 6pk 16oz can
In collaboration with Metallica, this beer represents the cataclysmic collision of two uncompromising supernatural forces. It's a crisp and refreshing Pilsner that, much like the band, transcends genres, shatters preconceptions and challenges convention.

Glen Garioch

Glen Garioch Founders Reserve Single Malt...$35.99
The quintessential Glen Garioch, Founder’s Reserve celebrates the brothers who first established the distillery and the 200 plus years of craftsmanship that goes into every bottle that bears the Manson name.
Tasting Notes
Nose -  Warm amber in appearance, sweet vanilla and subtle spice combine with fruitier green apple and grapefruits on the nose.

Palete -  Butter cream and vanilla pave the way to fruity green apple skin and citrus cleanliness, leading to an elegant and subtle finish.

Glen Garioch Single Malt Scotch 12 Year Old...$52.99
The perfect accompaniment to Parmigiano-Reggiano, our 12 Years Old binds the dryness of the cheese, which in return provides a platform for the malt’s sweet fruitiness and enhances its clean barley notes.
Tasting Notes
Nose -  The colour of sharp honey, on the nose heathery floral notes are balanced with the richness of poached pears and the sweetness of malted barley.
Palete - Crème brûlée and sweet ripe banana at first, then comes a light oakiness with pear fruitiness, leading to a long smooth, creamy and fragrant finish.

Glen Garioch Single Malt Scotch 1994...$89.99
Savour the subtle peat smoke and fresh Highland floral aromas in our Glen Garioch Vintage 1994, patiently matured for 17 long years in the finest North American oak barrels.
Tasting Notes
Toffee and Demerara sugar give way to a floral freshness of springtime Highland heather, finishing with lasting yet subtle warm smoking embers.

4 Hands / Jameson Old Fashioned


4 Hands / Jameson Old Fashioned...$14.99 / 22oz
Imperial Red Ale with sweet orange peel aged in Jameson cask with cherries

Beer tasting tonight

Tasting tonight at Forsyth

4pm-6pm Friday March 1st!

  • Rockwell Brewing Simple Needs Blonde Ale
  • Anchor Fog Breaker IPA
  • Hoof Hearted Belloq Stout
  • Decadent Ales Strawberry Frosted Pastry IPA

Crane Brewing Berry Weiss

Crane Brewing Berry Weiss....$5.99 / 375ml
Berliner Style Weiss ale brewed with Blackberries and Raspberries.

Crane Brewing Tea Weiss

Crane Brewing Tea Weiss....$11.99 / 6pk
4.1% ABV
A distinctly American take on an old-world German ale, Tea Weiss combines Kansas City’s own Hugo Berry Rooibos Tea with a spritzy, sour wheat beer to exceedingly refreshing effect.

Stillwater / Action Bronson 7000

This one has been selling well - back in stock now

Stillwater / Action Bronson 7000...$13.99 / 4pk cans
The long-awaited collaboration between Action Bronson  and Stillwater Artisanal is finally here!


Against the Grain fresh releases

Against the Grain Citra Ass Down...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz Cans
Citra ass down and crush this beer!
This is a very hop forward American style IPA. Brewed with Pale, Vienna, Munich and wheat malt for a solid base for all American hops, focusing mainly on the variety “Citra.” Citra hops are a relatively new variety introduced in 2008. It was bred as a hybrid of a number of different hops, including Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, U.S. Tettnanger, East Kent Golding, Bavarian, Brewers Gold, and other unknown hops. The resulting hop, Citra, has a distinct citrusy and tropical fruit flavor and aroma. In Citra ass down we used American Columbus for bittering and 11# of Citra at the end of the boil for late kettle addition flavor and aroma. Then we added 6 more pounds Citra and 5# Centennial post fermention for aroma. Rebrewed for your tasting pleasure!

Against the Grain Rico Sauvin....$15.99 / 4pk 16oz Cans
Ahh Dey Ahh Dey, RRRRico Ahh Dey Ahh Dey Saaaauvin!
An India Pale Ale featuring Nelson Sauvin hops. Named after the Sauvignon Blanc grape, is a variety of hop developed and grown in New Zealand. It has a strong fruity flavor and aroma that is described as resembling white wine, or fresh crushed grapes or gooseberries. Some reviewers of this hop perceive the fruitiness as being very tropical with descriptions including passion fruit, tangerines, and grapefruit. These hops are organic and are about 4 times as expensive as our normal American varieties, hence the footed glass only.

Ballwin Tasting Bar

Available by the glass at our Ballwin location tasting bar
Surprise addition to The Wine And Cheese Place Ballwin tasting bar!!
Willett 80th anniversary bottled in bond bourbon!!
$15 a pour while it lasts!
Rare release - none for sale by the bottle

The Wine and Cheese Place
14748 Clayton Road Ballwin MO

2015 Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico Zingarelli Riserva

2015 Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico Zingarelli Riserva...$25.99
A dark version, featuring intense flavors of blackberry, black cherry, spice and tar up against a wall of tannins. All the elements are here, and it will be interesting to see how this plays out. Terrific length. Best from 2023 through 2040. 25,000 cases made.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

The Black Rooster
What makes Chianti Classico so unique compared to other Chianti wines is the unmistakable pink label with the Black Rooster seal. This particular label is the symbol of the Chianti Classico Wine Consortium, founded in 1924 to protect, promote this wine and prevent wine fraud