Saturday, April 27, 2019

Scarpetta Frico Lambrusco

New at Forsyth
Scarpetta Frico Lambrusco...$9.99 / 4pk cans
Lambrusco is the quintessential sparkling aperitivo of the Emilia Romagna area of Italy and a great pre-dinner start to every occasion. Frico Lambrusco brings this central Italian wine tradition to life in a can! This Lambrusco is vibrant, fresh with a kiss of sweetness and a wonderful tart finish.

Begonia Sangria

New at Forsyth

Begonia Sangria...$17.99 / 4pk cans
Begonia Sangria is a delicious blend produced from the finest grapes, spices and natural fruit essences from the Iberian Peninsula, using a family recipe going back two generations. Our Monastrell and Bobal grapes are ripened in the rugged vineyards in Cuenca and Yecla Spain, and blended with Azahar flowers, a mix of traditional Mediterranean spice and herbs, and the essence of real Valencia oranges. The result is an authentic Sangria that captures the spirit of the Spanish summer for enjoyment anytime of the year.

WHAT MAKES THIS WINE UNIQUE? Begonia is one of the few premium sangrias produced in Spain. All of its ingredients are natural and of high quality. The fruit flavors come from a natural extraction of the essence of the fruit and spices, so no chemically-induced flavoring is used. Lastly, this sangria is not pasteurized, allowing its flavors to be more apparent and fresh.

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Perfect drink for all fun occasions! Enjoy Begonia Premium Sangria chilled, poured over ice and/or garnished with fruit.

TASTING NOTES: Begonia is a premium sangria fashioned to display the bright orange citrus flavors of the Mediterranean. All its ingredients are natural and of high quality. It exhibits bright citrus aromas and fresh red berry flavors. It is smooth and delicious! Enjoy Begonia Premium Sangria chilled, poured over ice and/or garnished with fruit.


Taste it today at Forsyth!

Beechers Cheddar

#1 Clothbound Cheddar in US
(American Cheese Society)

Flagship Reserve is a special version of our signature Flagship cheese. It is made only on days when the milk composition is just right. The last curds on the table from these makes are used to produce Flagship Reserve truckles as it allows for slightly lower moisture, higher salt content and thus a richer taste and texture while maintaining a clean, creamy finish.

In addition to using this special raw material, Flagship Reserve is traditionally cloth-bound and open-air aged. This method allows a 14 to 16% moisture loss during aging, concentrating the already rich flavor and producing a long finish

2016 Mas des Brunes Cuvee des Cigales

2016 Mas des Brunes Cuvee des Cigales...$18.99
Mas des Brunes is now CERTIFIED ORGANIC (Ecocert)
  • 55% Syrah
  • 35% Grenache
  • 10% Carignan
  • Only 600 cases produced

“Cuvee des Cigales” is made from an exceptional parcel of old vine Syrah that produces tiny yields of 25 hl/ha. A small portion (10%) of the Syrah is aged in oak barrique (2+ yrs age) for 8 months before the final wine is blended. 
The like previous vintates 2016 “Cuvée des Cigales” is completely dominated by the black fruit flavors from the Syrah grapes. The nose is full of deep blackberry and plum aromas. In the mouth black cherry and blackberry flavors mix with the exotic and complex spice flavors that are contributed by the Carignan. This is a burly, muscular wine with a lot of character. While an ideal match for grilled meats and game, we also enjoy this wine with the more complex, spicier flavors of barbecue.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Wine Tasting with Patrick Allen of United Estates - Open House

Wine Tasting with Patrick Allen of United Estates

Meet Importer Patrick Allen of United Estates Wines.

TONIGHT April 26th our Forsyth Location from 4pm-6:30pm

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

Reservations are not required, open house.
Please invite your friends and share it on facebook for us.

Let us know on facebook if you are attending.

We will taste a wide variety of wines from his portfolio and you will a chance to meet the man that can tell you everything you want to know about them.

Scheduled to be tastes - wines subject to be changed

  • Joel Falmet Brut Rose Champagne....$49.99
  • Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape...$42.99
  • Saint Prefert Cotes du Rhone Clos Beatus Ille...$26.99
  • Domaine de Trevallon Bouches 2005...$79.99
  • Domaine Despesse Cornas....$49.99
  • Domaine Roche Audran Cotes du Rhone...$14.99
  • Domaine Aime Cabernet Franc...$12.99
  • La Croix Gratiot Picpoul de Pinet...$11.99
  • Rosemary Lane Carignan...$12.99
  • Chateau Virgile Cuvee L'Eneide...$16.99
  • Chateau Virgile Rose....$11.99

As we have stated many times, many of the best products in our stores did not find us, we found them. Don't get me wrong, we are presented 100s of wines each week and we find some very good wines through this "normal" method. This is the "easy" method and these are the same wines that are presented to every shop in St. Louis. We are not satisfied with the "easy" method. We go out and aggressively find wines that are not currently sold in Missouri. Think about it, the best products don't have to be sold to you or pushed on to you, they are desired and sell themselves--you have to find them and ask for them.

That brings to this small high quality wine importer --

We found United Estates, they did not find us. When I first talked to Patrick Allen (founder and owner of UE along with his wife) back in January of 2012, he said that he had not planned any expansion and had no plans to come to Missouri since most of his wines are small production. We asked him to send us some samples and samples he did send. The quality of the wines was amazing.  Now we have been working with him for over 7 years now.

UNITED ESTATES WINE IMPORTS Ltd. is a company dedicated to importing handcrafted, high-quality wines, from artisan estates in France.Before starting their business, the husband and wife team of Patrick and Connie Allen spent many years living in France and New York. During that time they worked for many major players in the wine business including Becky Wasserman, Neal Rosenthal, William Deutsch, and Michael Skurnik.
After crafting a business plan over many long walks through Central Park they “took the plunge” and in the spring of 2002 moved to France. Their goal was to establish an importing company dedicated to promoting French country wines from villages far off the beaten track.
In France they researched and tasted wines from hundreds of wineries, ultimately creating a unique portfolio of exceptional, handcrafted, artisan wines. Upon return to their home state of Ohio, they took the steps necessary to create the independent importing company that they had dreamed of during their walks in the park. In January of 2004, the first wines imported by United Estates landed in New York.

Perennial Prism Dry Hopped Saison

Perennial Prism Dry Hopped Saison...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Mosaic Hop
Using a simple grist and a favorite Belgian yeast strain, Prism is an ongoing series showcasing different hop varietals. Prism: Mosaic showcases flavors of pineapple, blueberries and mango that complement the classic yeast profile. 5.5%

Tom's Town Double Oaked Bourbon

Tom's Town Double Oaked Bourbon...$34.99
A warm and spicy bourbon with notes of maple, butterscotch and honey
Our innovative wood stave finishing process begins with traditinal aging in white American oak barrels, and is complemented by a second aging with French and American oak staves which are inserted later in the process. The staves bring out notes of caramel, without the bitterness that can come with additional aging. This is a crowd-pleasing bourbon that’s perfect for cocktails.

Destihl Wild Sour Lynnbrook

Destihl Wild Sour Lynnbrook...$9.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
Raspberry Berliner Weisse
Lynnbrook, named after our founder's family farm, is a wild Berliner-style Weisse with raspberries added. The result is a refreshing, fuchsia-colored beer with an aroma of raspberry-lemon giving way to hints of brie with subtle lemon and yogurt-like flavors supported by tart, fresh raspberries and underlying lactic sourness.

Destihl Pina Colada Gose

Destihl Pina Colada Gose...$9.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
If you like Piña Coladas, then you're going to love this fun, refreshing take on our Leipzig-style Gose, which is brewed with pineapple and coconut for a tropical twist on this classic sour ale. The combination provides an added layer of sweet, fruity complexity to our Gose that is already known for its tart, citrusy qualities while still balanced by French sea salt and hints of spice from added coriander.

I.W. Harper 15 Year Old Bourbon

This Saturday April 27th starting at noon.

The Wine and Cheese Place
14748 Clayton Road in BALLWIN
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old Bourbon

Get a preview only at our Ballwin location.

We have a bottle at our Ballwin location to sell by the glass while it lasts at our Whiskey Tasting Bar.
$6 per 3/4 pour

No bottles will be available for sale yet.
We will post details on the bottle release in the next week or two.   We will post details on our blog.

Prairie Artisan Ales Lil' Nap

Had to get another order in today as it sold out quickly yesterday!
Back in stock

Prairie Artisan Ales Lil' Nap...$9.99 / 4pk
A sour ale with blackberries and lime, aged over cedar spirals.

Kongsgaard Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Kongsgaard Cabernet Sauvignon...$199.99
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a huge, brooding wine. Massively structured and tannic, the 2016 is going to need many years to come into its own. Today, it is a mere infant. Black cherry, scorched earth, chocolate, tar, graphite, grilled herbs and smoke, along with the wine's sheer heft, add to an impression of gravitas.
Rated 96+/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
Blended of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with exuberant chocolate-covered cherries, warm plums and cassis with touches of tilled soil, lavender, pencil shavings and tobacco plus a waft of cloves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has firm, wonderfully fine-grained tannins and layers of black and blue fruits, finishing long and earthy.
Rated 95/100 Wine Advocate

Gemma di Luna Pinot Grigio

2017 Gemma di Luna Pinot Grigio...$8.99 / bottle

also available in a 6 bottle box.  See picture above.

Gemma di Luna Pinot Grigio DOC is a fresh, friendly wine crafted from premium grapes grown in Italy’s Delle Venezie. Fruity aromas of white peach and mango taffy meet elegantly plush fruit flavors that culminate in a smooth, medium-length sweet yogurt, lime zest and underripe strawberry finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. ABV: 12%
The perfect accompaniment to light seafood, chicken & capers in light butter or cream sauces, Buffalo mozzarella with vine ripe tomatoes and pasta with fresh vegetables, it also pairs well with less sweet deserts like Crème Brule and mascarpone stuffed crepes.

Beer Tasting tonight at Forsyth

Taste tonight!
Another Extravaganza!

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

Tonight, Friday
April 26th from 4-6pm

  • Oskar Blues Wild Basin Boozy Sparkling Water Cucumber Peach
  • Oskar Blues Wild Basin Boozy Sparkling Water Melon Basil
  • Rockwell Brewing Stand By Pilsner
  • 4 Hands Brewing Full Life Lager
  • Toppling Goliath Hopsmack DIPA

Plus taste Bourbon

  • Larceny Bourbon
  • J.W. Kelly Straight Bourbon
  • J.W. Kelly 109 Single Barrel Bourbon

Plus taste Wine! click to read more

  • Joel Falmet Brut Rose Champagne....$49.99
  • Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape...$42.99
  • Saint Prefert Cotes du Rhone Clos Beatus Ille...$26.99
  • Domaine de Trevallon Bouches 2005...$79.99
  • Domaine Despesse Cornas....$49.99
  • Domaine Roche Audran Cotes du Rhone...$14.99
  • Domaine Aime Cabernet Franc...$12.99
  • La Croix Gratiot Picpoul de Pinet...$11.99
  • Rosemary Lane Carignan...$12.99
  • Chateau Virgile Cuvee L'Eneide...$16.99
  • Chateau Virgile Rose....$11.99

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Hoof Hearted

also sold by the single can

Hoof Hearted Thanks for Letting us Play Tonight DDH Pale Ale....$18.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Double Dry Hopped IPA

Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some Simcoe...$18.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

And he's got me vuelto loco, amigos.  Everybody Wants Some, a rotating single-hop DIPA, is only acceptable response to the call of DLR-era Van Halen + 80's cult classic movies.   A giant teddy bear, bigger than you.  Sounds great.   No, it really does sound good.  But look Beth, I gotta go.  The Christmas tree is on fire.

Rockwell Brewing Hoppy Pilsner

Rockwell Brewing Hoppy Pilsner...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans 
Clean, crisp and infinitely drinkable. This is our offering to the Lager Gods. Cracker-like malt profile with snappy bitterness that never overstays its welcome. For good times, please stand by.
ABV: 5.3%

Old Forester Mint Julep

The Kentucky Derby is Saturday May 4th this year!

Grab your Old Forester Mint Julep before it sells out!
In stock now at Rock Hill and Forsyth

Old Forester Mint Julep...$23.99 / liter
For generations, Louisville insiders have enjoyed mint juleps made with Louisville’s Hometown Bourbon™ – Old Forester.

In honor of that grand tradition, we created the Old Forester Mint Julep, named the Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby.

O'Fallon / Rrey Cerveza

In stock at Forsyth now

O'Fallon / Rrey Cerveza Amigos Mexican Lager...$8.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Mexican lager with Limon and Hibiscus

4 Hands Full Life Lager

In stock now at Forsyth
4 Hands Full Life Lager...$8.49 / 6pk
Full Life Lager is an easy drinking American lager brewed with the finest malt and Noble hops. This smooth, refreshing and easy drinking beer is the perfect beverage to take with you on any of your adventures. Life is short, so make sure you do your best to get outside & live the Full Life!

Macallan Classic Cut 2018 Edition

Back in stock, this one usually sells very fast!

Macallan Single Malt Classic Cut 2018 Edition....$89.99

The Macallan Classic Cut - 2018 Edition is the second edition in the limited annual series that celebrate our ongoing commitment to seek out the extraordinary and in doing so, create whiskies of unique character. This single malt offers a whisky with dominant sweetness with balanced flavours. 

The Bruery

Back in stock - still at the great prices

The Bruery Terreux Beret...$6.49 / 750ml
Beret is as artistic as those who wear its namesake cap. Our brewers developed a silky, full-bodied wheat ale which we began fermenting with a Belgian-style witbier yeast strain. To finish the fermentation, we added our collection of barnyard bacteria, intended to slowly sour the ale, bringing out a slight funk and refreshing piquancy. Finally, a small dose of pureed raspberries were added for just a hint of fruity tannins, putting the berry in Beret.

The Bruery Terreux Sans Pagaie....$9.99
Sans Pagaie is our take on the Belgian-style kriek, which is a traditional, sour blonde ale aged in oak barrels with cherries. The word “kriek” actually translates to “cherry” in the Flemish language. Sans Pagaie, our clever moniker for this beer, translates from French to “without a paddle” (see what we did there? Kriek…”without a paddle”… hello, anyone out there?). The base beer has a subtle funk, which melds gently with the fruit giving this beer flavors reminiscent of coconut, vanilla yogurt and, of course, fresh cherries. A complex beer, perfect for a sunny day in the park with a slice of homemade cheesecake.

The Bruery Terreux Saison Rue...$5.49 / 750ml
Saison Rue is an unfiltered, bottle conditioned, Belgian/French-style farmhouse ale. This is a beer of subtlety and complexity, with malted rye, spicy, fruity yeast notes, biscuit-like malt backbone and a slight citrus hop character. With age, this beer will dry out and will become more complex with rustic notes of leather and earth from the contribution of a wild yeast strain. Being a saison, Saison Rue is ambiguous unto itself as it is a different beer when fresh and when aged.

Perennial Hoppy Pils

More in stock now!
Perennial Hoppy Pils...$8.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Pils is our dry-hopped, unfiltered lager created with 100% German malt and Tettnang and Saphir hops in the kettle and fermenter. Spicy noble hop character over sweet Pilsner malt. Pepper, lemon ice, black tea. This is the first iteration in pursuit of the fizzy yellow beer of my dreams. Brewed for our friends at Edgewild and shared in our tasting room. 5% ABV, 30 IBUs

Goose Island 312 Rhubarb

Goose Island 312 Rhubarb...$7.49 / 4pk 16oz cans
Fresh and snappy, this is a version of 312 with rhubarb juice. Slightly sweet with a touch of tart, we love it, and we hope you do too. Drink it fresh.

Toppling Goliath Psuedo Sue and King Sue

New batch of Pseudo Sue
Toppling Goliath Psuedo Sue...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz
Pale Ale – 6.8% ABV • 45 IBU
This single hop pale ale showcases the Citra hop for a well-balanced beer that is delicate in body with a mild bitterness in the finish. She roars with ferocious aromas of grapefruit, citrus, mango and evergreen. Pseudo Sue’s unique taste is clean and bright with just enough bite!

Limit 1 per person
Toppling Goliath King Sue...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz

Double India Pale Ale – 7.8% ABV • 100+ IBU

This lusciously hazy double IPA gains its hints of mango, orange, and pineapple from the use of the delicious Citra hop.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Time to vote for your favorites!

Time to vote!

  • Vote for your Favorite Wine Store
  • Vote for your Favorite Beer Store

The Feast 50 for 2019 --
click here to vote for your favorites (no pressure)

Southern Tier Mango Crush Session Sour Ale

Southern Tier Mango Crush Session Sour Ale...$8.99 6pk cans
Mango Crush is the perfect choice for those who want flavor that reflects the fun of the summer season. Brewed with the perfect balance of mango puree and rich milk sugar, this gose-style ale provides a refreshingly smooth drinking experience.

Southern Tier Nitro S'mores Imperial Milk Stout

Southern Tier Nitro S'mores Imperial Milk Stout...$12.99 / 4pk
UNLEASH NITRO! See the beauty of cascading foam. Hear the crack and hiss of nitro. Taste the delicious, creamy flavor. Combining nitro capabilities with rich chocolate, graham cracker, and marshmallow, this 10% ABV stout will leave you wanting more!