Saturday, October 19, 2019

Nugan Estates 2017 Third Generation Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Finds: Cabernet from Down Under

By Gail Appleson • Special to the Post-Dispatch
Oct 16, 2019

Nugan Estates 2017 Third Generation Cabernet Sauvignon, South Eastern Australia
Australia’s signature red grape is shiraz, also known as syrah in most of the rest of the world. However, the country also produces outstanding red wines made from a variety of other grapes. An important example is cabernet sauvignon, which is the second-most planted red grape in Australia after shiraz. The following cabernet sauvignon reds are made in different styles, but they are both full-bodied food wines that are best enjoyed with beef or other hearty fare.

Nugan Estates 2017 Third Generation Cabernet Sauvignon, South Eastern Australia

Bought • Wine and Cheese Place for $12.99

Description • The big difference between these two wines is that the Nugan Estates is a fruit-driven red, and although it also has some oak aging, the flavor is more subtle. This is a rich cabernet sauvignon that’s refined and well-balanced. It combines the characteristic black currant flavor associated with cabernet along with concentrated ripe red berry fruit, black pepper spice and herbal notes. It also has firm tannins and ends with a long finish.

Huge Score! Rare Wine!

The hits keep coming from Napa's stellar 2016 Vintage. Next up the 2016 Cliff Lede Poetry
2016 Cliff Lede Poetry....$229.99

Next lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $249.99
A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry needs a little coaxing to begin to unfurl the tightly wound yet exciting scents of blackcurrant cordial, blackberry preserves, warm redcurrants and kirsch plus fragrant nuances of candied violets, underbrush, cigar boxes, menthol and star anise. Full-bodied and built like a brick house in the mouth, the palate features an almost impenetrable structure of super ripe tannins framing the taut, muscular fruit, finishing long. This beauty needs at least 5-6 years to begin to blossom, after which it may well warrant a perfect score.
Rated 99+/100 The Wine Advocate

Rated 99/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Laroche Bourgogne Blanc

Best buy from Burgundy !!
2017 Laroche Bourgogne Blanc...$17.99
  • 25 to 30 years Vines
  • 100% Chardnnay
  • Malolactic: 95%
The best of Burgundy terroir, based on a selection of grapes. Delicate fruit, beautiful acidity and salty final touch.
Primarily from the Viré Clessé and Uchizy in the Macon, with whom Laroche maintains long-term contracts with the best local growers and trusted winemakers. Laroche follows the grapes from vineyard to cuverie, ensuring the highest possible quality.
Bright yellow. Elegant fruity notes. Lively and balanced, characteristic of the white burgundian wines. Serving Suggestions: Fruity, crisp and precise. Lively and mineral. Fresh finish. Enjoy as an apéritif or with prawns, watercress salad, Japanese food or oysters.


2017 Chateau St. Michelle Chardonnay...$7.99
This wine's aromas are pleasing, with notes of apple, cream and spice. Full-feeling yet nuanced fruit flavors follow. Spice notes linger on the finish. It displays a lovely sense of balance that kicks it up a notch. 
Rated 89/100 Wine Enthusiast

2017 McManis Estate Grown Viognier...$10.99

This ripe and rich wine has orange blossom and honey aromas that lead to a palate of vanilla, orange and peach flavors. It displays a smooth, thick texture, with soft acidity and a creamy presence.
Rated 90/100 Wine Enthusiast

On sale! Was $12.99
2014 Vinestral Rioja Joven...$8.99
Viñestral is crafted by Bodegas Marqués de Reinosa, a quality-conscious cooperative founded in the town of Autol (Rioja Baja) in 1956. The wines are great values, offering plenty of classic Rioja character in a ripe and satisfying style that is sure to please.
Tasting Notes: This youthful red offers aromas of strawberry, blackberry and cherry with light mineral and licorice notes, soft tannins, and a long, fresh finish. Serve With: Soft and fruity enough to be enjoyed on its own, this versatile red is also excellent with tapas and a wide range of red meats.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Wellbeing Victory Wheat Non-Alcoholic Beer

back in stock at Forsyth

Wellbeing Victory Wheat Non-Alcoholic Beer...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Sports brew with a hint of orange.

New non-alcoholic from Wellbeing Brewing.   Made right here in Missouri #local

Logboat Chino and The Slackers IPA

Logboat Chino and The Slackers IPA...$8.99 / 6pk

Chino and The Slackers is our newest seasonal IPA. It has a fruit forward hop profile that is slightly dry.

McQueen and the Violet Fog Gin

McQueen and the Violet Fog Gin...$33.99
Dig deeper. We did. A single copper pot still in the hills of Jundiaí, Brazil.
Twenty-one different botanicals, including six seldom found in gin:  basil, rosemary, fennel seed, calamansi, star anise and açai.
Other gins are simple. We flipped the script.

Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye

More in stock now!

Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye...$39.99

To create  Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye, the blending team took inspiration from the growing trend of cask finished ryes, and was particularly drawn to the sweet and spicy contrast between rum and rye.   They spent over a year aging rye in rum casks, but couldn't get the flavor quite right.  Finally they discovered that blending premium Black Strap rum directly into they rye created the perfect molasses-sweet they were looking for.  Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye is a blend of 9 Year Kentucky Rye Whiskey ande 4 Year Canadian Rye Whisky.  This unique Rye Blend is finished with Black Strap Rum for a toasted oak flavor complemented with rye spice and molasses-rich sweetness

Destihl Cranberry Criek

Destihl Cranberry Criek...$9.99 / 4pk cans
Our non-traditional Cranberry Criek evolved by merging tart cranberries with sweet cherries, normally associated with a traditional Kriek, but in a kettle sour beer that is wonderfully intricate, balanced, fruity and tart. We then dry-hopped this crimson-colored beer for a touch of citrus aroma and flavoring, adding another layer of complexity and a perfect finish.

Rogue Yellow Snow!

Rogue Yellow Snow Pilsner Brewed with Spruce Tips....$9.99 / 6pk
Yellow Snow is back but now it’s a refreshing pilsner brewed with spruce tips.

As looming arctic clouds threaten an upcoming season of tacky sweaters, sketchy eggnog and awkward jubilees, Rogue Ales fights back with Yellow Snow Spruce Tip Pilsner. A refreshing new pilsner made with Oregon spruce tips, Yellow Snow flaunts notes of bubblegum, citrus and pine, combating the status quo of wintertime boredom.Dressed in fresh new cans featuring a curious dog against a blue, white and yellow color scheme, Yellow Snow is a kick to winter’s doldrums.

Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon 15+ Year Old

Single Barrel Selected by the Missouri Distributor 
(this is not our barrel)

Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon 15+ Year Old...$39.99
Barreled 2/11/2004
Bottled 6/25/2019

Over 15 years old!!

Limit 2 bottles per person!

October 18th from 4-6:30pm Chesterfield

The Wine and Cheese Place is proud to introduce Tom Bush.
We are excited to have Tom as our newest member of our Chesterfield location.
Tom brings many years of wine experience with him. Come in and meet Tom and enjoy tasting wine with him and asking him any wine questions you might have!


Come meet Tom Bush at our Chesterfield location
Open House Wine Tasting!

Friday, October 18
4-6:30 PM

"Greetings friends and former customers!
As many of you already know, I have joined and The Wine and Cheese place in Ballwin as a wine and spirits consultant. I'm very pleased to have stayed in the industry working for this great St. Louis institution.
So let's have a party! Please join me at our Chesterfield location as we will feature great variety of  wines including sparkling, white, rose' and red wines. We will be tasting 12 wines in all."
--------- Tom Bush

Scheduled to taste tonight!

  • Mirabelle brut rose
  • Servins Chablis
  • Raptor ridge Pinot noir
  • Chapoutier bila-haut occultum lapidem
  • Chappellet mountain cuvee
  • Ridge three valleys Sonoma county
  • Antonutti prosecco
  • Antonutti Pinot Grigio Ramato
  • Massimo Daldin Chianti colli senesi
  • Manzone barbera d’ alba
  • Giacomo Finochio Barolo bussia
  • Maestro Janni San Pio

The Wine and Cheese Place is very pleased to welcome TOM BUSH to the team at our Chesterfield location. Tom was most recently the Wine Director at Balaban’s before it closed a few weeks ago. Before that, Tom was an owner of St. Louis Wine Market and a manager at The Wine Chateau. Beyond his expertise with wine and whiskey, Tom might just be the nicest guy around!

Tom describes how he first got into wine: “Many years ago while celebrating an event in our young lives, my wife Judy and I ordered a half bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape at a French restaurant in Chicago. Our lives were changed forever.”

We have some great projects planned with Tom—such as bringing back our Wine Club—and we intend to have him host a series of wine classes. Stay tuned!

Head over to our Chesterfield store located at 14748 Clayton Rd. (636) 527-1144 and say hello to Tom!
You can also email him at

Pahlmeyer 30th Anniversary

Very limited - only 3 magnum left.

30th Anniversary "retro" Pahlmeyer label

2016 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red..$429.99 / magnum
Composed of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Proprietary Red Wine gives up bold notes of fresh blackcurrants, black cherries and wild blueberries with hints of cigar box, tilled soil, dried bay leaves and smoked meats plus a hint of lavender. Medium-bodied and fantastically intense in the mouth, it has a wonderful core of muscular fruit and a firm, ripe, fine-grained frame to match, finishing very long.

Rated 96+/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 97/100 Vinous
Rated 96/100 James Suckling

Sassicaia Bolgheri Red

The Wine Spectator
Wine of the Year 2018!!

only 12 bottles in stock now!

2015 Sassicaia Bolgheri Red .....$199.99
Next lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $219.99

Rich and concentrated, this red features black currant, blackberry, violet, mineral and spice flavors. Dense yet lively, structured yet impeccably balanced, with vibrant acidity driving the long, fruit-filled aftertaste. The oak is beautifully integrated. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Spectator
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 98/100 James Suckling
Rated 95/100 Vinous

Charity Event!

Charity Whiskey / Wine / Beer Tasting

$40 per person 

Proceeds donated to Affton Americans Peewee A2 Hockey

Order tickets now.

Reservations required

October 18th from 6pm-9pm
The Wine and Cheese Place
7425 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO

Scheduled to taste:

New Holland Dragon's Milk Reserve Oatmeal Cookie

New Holland Dragon's Milk Reserve Oatmeal Cookie...$15.99 / 4pk
Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout with cinnamon, oats, brown sugar, raisins, and Madagascar vanilla extract
We are excited to announce the next entry in our legendary Dragon's Milk Reserve series: Oatmeal Cookie!

Inspired by one of our favorite treats, Dragon’s Milk Reserve: Oatmeal Cookie is carefully aged with cinnamon, oats, brown sugar, raisins, and Madagascar vanilla extract. The familiar flavors of a freshly baked oatmeal cookie make an excellent pair with the rich, warm bourbon notes of our signature barrel-aged stout.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Tapistry from Michigan

Tapistry Enigma Double IPA....$11.99 / 4pk 16oz can
ABV: 9.5% IBU: 90 SRM: 9
Style: Double IPA
Description: Enigma is a brown sugar double IPA with a surprisingly smooth finish from the Simcoe dry hop.
Grain: Pale Malt, Caramel, Vienna
Hops: Centennial, Columbus, Cascade, Simcoe

Tapistry Reactor American IPA...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
ABV: 7.5% IBU: 78
Style: American IPA
Description: Reactor is a dry-hopped IPA that begins with a bitter hop bite and finishes with a smooth citrusy hop flavor and aroma. We brewed this specifically for our friends that just can never have too many hops.
Grain: Pale, Caramel, Munich
Hops: Cascade, Chinook, Centennial

Tapistry Northern Trippin New England Style IPA...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Tapistry is nestled along southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. Much like you, we love to enjoy the wonders that this Great Beer State provides. Pack this juicy New England inspired IPA for your own Northern Trippin adventures!

Firestone Walker Mole Merkin

Firestone Walker Mole Merkin...$8.99 / 12oz bottle
A spicy barrel-aged spin on our signature Velvet Merkin milk stout
Aged in bourbon barrels with additions of Puya chile peppers, cocoa nibs and cinnamon to capture the essence of the traditional Mexican dish known as Molé. A smooth, chocolaty stout with a distinctive kick - a perfect barrel-aged sipping experience for the cooler weather of fall.

Firestone Walker Coconut Merlin Milk Stout

Firestone Walker Coconut Merlin Milk Stout...$8.99 / 6pk cans
With an infusion of freshly toasted coconuts and a touch of seasonal sorcery, Brewmaster Matt "Merlin" Brynildson conjures up Coconut Merlin - a uniquely flavored brew for fall and winter.
The fresh coconut addition perfectly accentuates the beer’s roasty, nutty character. The lactose gives a rounded mouthfeel & suggestion of sweetness resulting in the perfect combination of flavors in this first-time release from Firestone Walker.

Toppling Goliath Mornin' Latte


Toppling Goliath Mornin' Latte 
Imperial Coffee Milk Stout...$4.29 per can

Very limited
2 cans per person!


Xi Feng Jiu Red Baijiu...$17.99 / 750ml
55% ABV
Clear to the eyes with a nose of tart green apples and wet grass, this baijiu has a sweet and earthy palate. Made from premium sorghums, wheat, barley and peas, with natural water from Shaanxi province. After repeated distillation from the same batch made of raw materials, this base liquor is then placed in a container called “the sea of the liquor”. The container itself is key to achieving the unique aromas, as well as the balanced and harmonious flavor. It takes about 3 years of aging before blending and bottling.

Mianzhudaqu Baijiu...$19.99 / 750ml
52% ABV
Clear to the eyes with a nose of floral elements, this baijiu has a sweet, clean, mellow palate. This strong aroma baijiu is brewed with traditional techniques – made from 50% sorghum and 50% grains (rice, glutinous rice, wheat and corn), with Yufei mineral water, rich in strontium (alkaline earth metal). The product is low in sodium, strongly fragrant, pure and sweet, with a long lasting, smooth body. The tropical fruits and floral notes make it very mixable for cocktails.

Niu Lan Shan Chen NIang Baijiu...$17.99 / 750ml
Strong Aroma
ABV 52%
Clear to the eyes with a nose of strong fruit aroma with an herb finish. The palate is sweet with a short and pleasant finish. Made from high-quality sorghum and wheat, its leaven made from peas and barley, the pure grains and ingredients make this natural product not only unique but also represents traditional Chinese Baijiu culture.

Luzhou Laojiao Zishadaqu Baijiu...$36.99 / 375ml
ABV 52%
Clear to the eyes with a nose of pepper, ripe peach, and burnt rice. The palate is slightly sweet with flavors of peach and pear. Made in original fermentation pits with 60% sorghum, 20% wheat and 20% rice, this baijiu has a strong aroma. It is full bodied and rich in flavors. The Zisha bottle, grainy and unpolished purple, pays homage to traditional liquor vessels. In fact, Zi-Sha translates to “purple sand”. The bottle itself was introduced in 1993 with a replica Gold Medal that the brand won at the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco.

Luzhou Laojiao Bainian Baijiu....$55.99 / 375ml
ABV 52%
Clear to the eyes with a nose of pepper and ripe peach. The palate is slightly sweet with flavors of peach and pear. Made from 60% sorghum, 20% wheat, and 20% rice, this baijiu has an extremely complex floral aroma and is rich in flavor. Bainian literally translates to “hundred years” and is fermented from the mud pits that have continuously producing for over a hundred years. Its quality is exceptional – brilliantly smooth as well as flavorful. Enjoy at room temperature or serve chilled.