Saturday, May 2, 2020

White and Red 90+ Rated sampler

White and Red 90+ Rated sampler
During this time, we have discovered that people are willing to experiment and they want to try new wines.  Check out this eclectic mix....all rated 90 or higher from the press.  It is fun to sit and enjoy the wines while reading the professional review and see if you agree.

Regular price - 1 of each below is = $115.94
Special price  $100 plus tax for the 6 bottles

1 bottle of each below
(3 whites and 3 reds)

or order through our Concierge Curbside Form

2017 Lancyre Roussanne....$19.99
Crushed stone, pineapple and tangerine notes mingle easily on the nose of the 2017 Val de Montferrand Roussanne. This is pleasantly crisp and fresh, with tropical notes up front but zesty citrus on the finish, and in between there's a pleasantly plump, medium-bodied wine with immense appeal.
Rated 90/100 Wine Advocate

2016 Laurent Habrard Crozes Hermitage Blanc...$19.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $28.99

Aged seven months in stainless steel, the 2016 Crozes Hermitage Blanc is 90% Marsanne and 10% Roussanne. It offers decent complexity, with hints of honey, truffle and marshmallow coming together in a medium to full-bodied wine with a silky mouthfeel and a long finish.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

2018 Regueiro Alvarinho Reserva...$19.99
From the sub-region of Monção and Melgaço, this wine has perfumed fragrant fruitiness with hints of a creamy texture. It is rich and full in the mouth, touched by spice and pepper and likely to age for a while. It will be ready to drink from early 2020.
Rated 91/100 Wine Enthusiast Magazine

2016 Lilac Wine Cotes du Roussillon Villages...$19.99
Living up to its name, the 2016 Lilac Wine is floral and surprisingly delicate for a wine that tips the scales at 15% alcohol. A blend of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah, it sees only larger-format wood, leaving the purity of its mixed-berry and spice elements unvarnished by oak. It's a terrific bargain that should drink well for several more years.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 91/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2016 Ridolfi Rocchetto Chianti DOCG...$15.99
Sangiovese 75%, Merlot 15%, Colorino 10%
This wine seriously over delivers for the month and is the perfect embodiment of the great 2016 vintage.
Fruity and simple with dried cherry and lemon character. Good core of fruit in the center. Bright finish. 
Rated 90/100 James Suckling

2017 Chateau de Lancyre Pic Saint Loup Coste d'Aleyrac...$19.99
50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Carignan.
Blackberries, ground pepper, dried earth and peppered meat notes all dominate the 2017 Pic Saint Loup Coste D'Aleyrac, a ripe, rounded, complex, almost Northern Rhône-like red to drink over the coming 7-8 years. The blend is 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, and 10% Carignan, brought up all in tank.
Rated 92/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Belle Glos Rose of Pinot Noir

Looking for the perfect Rose to celebrate Mother's Day, Spring Time or even just Wednesday night? We have the perfect wine for you. Our distributor had 60 cases in stock so we took them all. We have the best price in the US and you can apply our mix and match case discount!

New 2019 Vintage ROSE from Sonoma
2019 Belle Glos Rose of Pinot Noir...$17.99
We are the lowest price in the country on Wine-Searcher

Joe Wagner chose the name Belle Glos (pronounced “BELL GLOSS”) to honor his grandmother, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner. Lorna was a co-founder of Caymus Vineyards, an inspirational figure to Joseph and an avid lover of Pinot Noir.Fragrant and expressive on the nose, with aromas of sweet strawberry and honeydew followed by notes of tropical passion fruit, guava, and hints of kiwi. Flavors of tart raspberry and juicy white peach fill the palate with hints of fig and vanilla. This wine has bright acidity that lingers through to a long-lasting, satisfying finish.

Materfamilias BA

Some great closeouts in stock now!
We got in 5 cases of each

Mother's Brewing Materfamilias BA Imperial Stout...$7.99 / 4pk 12oz bottles
One sip of Materfamilias shows why this barrel-aged stout is the head of Mother's household. Requires the undivided attention of our brewery over the course of a year.  Our imperial stout delivers intense roasted malt flavor of chocolate and dried fruit.  Careful aging in bourbon, rye, brandy and rum barrels imparts unparalleled depth of flavor and complexity of aroma.  

PROFILE: rich dark chocolate, vanilla, dark cherry, barrel tannin and spirit alcohol, sugar cane and nougat

Mother's Brewing Materfamilias RYE Whiskey Barrel Aged...$4.99 / 22oz
Was $12.99
Our Single Barrel Materfamilias series highlights the unique qualities that each barrel type brings to the Materfamilias program. Aged for 8 months in Willett Family Distillery rye whiskey barrels, this beer gains strong flavors and aromas of fresh cut grass, baking spice, sweet cherry, and a firm charred oak. This special release is a look into the blending that determines the character of the ultimate Materfamilias release that also stands alone as a unique drinking experience.
PROFILE: rich dark chocolate, barrel tannin and spirit alcohol, sugar cane and nougat

Goose Island Sofie Variants

We just got 5 cases of each in on closeout!  While they last at this price
On sale was $6.99
Goose Island Sofie Paradisi...$4.99 / pint

Sofie, as you have come to know and love her, is a saison brewed with orange peel and aged in wine barrels. Keep citrus in the family, Paradisi uses grapefruit. 60% ale aged in barrels with grapefruit, 40% ale.

On sale was $6.99
Goose Island Sofie La Mure...$6.99 / pint

Belgian style ale aged in wine barrels with blackberry juice.

2018 Goose Island Lolita

Close out just arrived!
Was $22.99

2018 Goose Island Lolita ..$13.99 / 765ml
Lolita is a rose-colored Belgian Style Pale Ale fermented with the wild yeast Brettanomyces and aged in wine barrels on 30,000 pounds of fresh raspberries, sourced locally from a family farm in Michigan. Aromas of fresh raspberries, bright jammy fruit flavors and a crisp, refreshing body make Lolita ideal for beer drinkers fond of Belgian Framboise. Lolita is 8.2% alcohol by volume and develops in the bottle for up to 5 years.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Heavy Riff Limited releases

Heavy Riff Disco Apocalypse..$13.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
IPA - New England / 5.7% ABV / 50 IBU
Tonight's the night I'm gonna make you mine, gonna dance right out unto the edge of time - Jackson Browne. This has quickly become our new house favorite NEIPA. It hits you first with a pleasant hop aroma followed with a very pleasant juciness wit the perfect balance of Mosaic and El Dorado hops.

Heavy Riff Eat a Peach Hazy IPA...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Big peach aroma and flavor pair well with the fruity hop character in this hazy IPA. Many peaches were harmed in the making of this beer.

Heavy Riff Daisy Glaze IPA...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
IPA - New England / 6.4% ABV / 60 IBU
This big NEIPA features Citra and Amarillo hops to create a huge citrus and tropical aroma with hints of orange peel wrapped into a velvety smooth and soft malt body.

Heavy Riff Ole St. Lou...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Lager - American / 4.8% ABV / 25 IBU
Ole St. Lou Premium Craft Lager is named after the song "Ole St. Lou" by Mama's Pride who's 6ft x 6ft replica 1976 album "Updown Lowdown" hangs in the taproom. This 1976 replica painting hanging in the brewery is a part of St. Louis music history. Four dollars of every case equivalent sold is donated to Gateway Resilience Fund for financial assistance to employees of bars, restaurants and shops who are in need of assistance due to unforeseen emergencies such as the Covid-19 pandemic.

Heavy Riff Prison Bound NE Pale Ale....$11.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Pale Ale - American / 5.4% ABV / 55 IBU
New England Style Pale Ale which has a very hazy appearance and fruity aroma. The yeast esters give this ale a slight peach flavor. A four hop varietal of Mosaic, Citra, Amarillo, and El Dorado hops give the aroma and flavor of a citrusy fruit salad with a very soft mouthfeel finish

Logboat Patrick Swayzon

Logboat Patrick Swayzon...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Tart. Fruity. Handsome. Beautiful. Dreamboat.
It's a Saison, soooo...taste and you shall see.

Founders Green Zebra Watermelon Gose

Founders Green Zebra Watermelon Gose...$8.9 / 6pk cans
ABV: 4.6%
Subtly sour and a little sweet, this ale is a refreshing take on a nearly extinct German style, gose. Watermelon is the highlight of this lightly-hopped treat and gives it a hint of satisfying juiciness. The soft mouthfeel and dry finish comes courtesy of the addition of sea salt, a traditional gose ingredient.
Green Zebra was initially released as our Artist Series beer in 2017.

Stone Tiki Escape

Stone Tiki Escape....$21.99 / 12pk mixed box

Includes 4 different beers

Stone Tiki Escape IPA
While this beer is not a fruit-added IPA, our beloved hops can achieve sublime levels of fruity flavor and aroma all on their own. This beer combines the tropical, complex and much-loved Mosaic hops with an intriguing newcomer, Sabro, and its notes of stone fruit & coconut. This is a beer for your evening’s staycation - a refreshing new perspective on something familiar.

Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager
In 1996, Stone Brewing was founded in San Diego County, just minutes from the border. Since then, influence from our southern neighbors has enriched and inspired us on our undying mission to brew bold, flavorful beers. One such inspiration is Stone Xocoveza, our imperial stout originally released in 2014 to bring the rich, complex flavors of Mexican hot chocolate to beer. It’s with mucho gusto that we now follow with our take on a classic lager that is similarly inspired (and tasty) - Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager.

Stone Tangerine Express Hazy IPA
Imagine the tropical haze of a lazy afternoon- into-evening. Your official duties for the day have been to maybe take a hike to a secluded waterfall, perhaps grill something, definitely chill with plenty of sand between your toes…and crack a phenomenal beer to complete the experience. Check, check, check again and…pfffft…check.
This ain’t no just-add-juice approach. This one is for adults. We use bountiful whole tangerine purée, which brings pithy, crisp bitterness to the citrus flavor. In addition to the complexities of the tangerine — the likes of which you can only get by using the whole fruit — we judiciously employ just a hint of whole pineapple for a backnote (you’d likely not even pick it out of the mix if we didn’t tell you it was there). We’re not looking for a sweet concoction to appease the “I want my beer to taste like fruit juice” crowd. This is Stone. We like our IPAs to taste like IPAs. Big, bold and not for kids.

Stone Scorpion Bowl IPA
To create a recipe so tropical and fruity without the addition of fruit was no feat our team of brewers would leave up to the gods. They took floral and citrus notes from Mosaic, Loral and Mandarina Bavaria hops to dish up a mouthwatering fruit punch to the palate. Get deserted on your own island or share with others. One thing is for sure: there is no need to light this one. It is already on fire.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

4 Hands Snake Oil IPA

4 Hands Snake Oil IPA...$9.99 / 4pk CANS
Snake Oil is a Red IPA brewed with a combination of American and Australian hops. It has a bright, complex aroma with notes of citrus, peach, and tropical fruit. A variety of carmel malts lend this beer a full-body and a big mouthfeel.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA

Fresh 12pks - canned 4/3

Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA...$15.99 / 12pk cans
It started as a napkin sketch in a pub, an idea for a device that could boost hop aroma without adding more bitterness. We built the sketch, and the “Hop Torpedo” revolutionized dry hopping and inspired Torpedo Extra IPA. It’s an aggressive yet balanced beer featuring the complex citrus, pine, and herbal character of whole-cone hops.

Ommegang Rosetta Kriek

Ommegang Rosetta Kriek...$10.99 / 4pk
Ommegang Rosetta pays homage to time-honored Belgian methods of aging and blending fruit beers. Ommegang brewmaster Phil Leinhart partnered with Belgian sister brewery, Liefmans - legendary brewers in the world of sour fruit beers - to create a truly unique blend for Ommegang and U.S. craft beer lovers. Pouring a mahogany-brown with a hint of red, Rosetta offers elegance, depth, complexity, and an intriguing interplay of tartness and sweetness. This is derived from Phil's perfectly balanced blend of Oud Bruin (a tart Flemish brown ale) with Cuvee Brut (a fruity and lively Kriek Beer)

Bells Brewing Lager of the Lakes

Bells Brewing Lager of the Lakes....$9.99 / 6pk Cans
Following in the tradition of Czech Pilsners by offering a combination of firm malt and herbal hop bitterness, Bell’s Lager of the Lakes is as refreshing and crisp as a swim in the Great Lakes.
Alcohol By Volume: 5.00%

Boulevard Fling

A few new ones....

Boulevard Fling Bourbon Smash...$11.99 / 4pk cans
9% ABV
Fling yourself to the backwoods, far from the asphalt farm, where moonshine flows and laws are made to be broken. Straight whiskey plus sweet vanilla, lemon and a hint of apple give this Bourbon Smash a delightfully decadent twist. Make a clean getaway with this all-natural, spirit-based, ready-to-drink craft cocktail.

Boulevard Fling Whiskey Mule ...$11.99 / 4pk cans
9% ABV
Fling yourself to the Old West, where coyotes howl, saloons beckon, and imaginations run wild. A bracing kick of ginger, a generous squeeze of lime and a liberal shot of spirits make this Rye Whiskey Mule sing in perfect harmony. Saddle up and ride with this all-natural, spirit-based, ready-to-drink craft cocktail.

New Belgium in stock

New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale...$15.99 / 12pk cans
FAT TIRE AMBER ALE Fat Tire Amber is the easy-drinking Amber Ale born in Colorado from New Belgium Brewing Company, a certified B-Corp.

New Belgium Sour IPA...$8.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
There’s a point on every kite that’s critical to get right. It’s called the “Bridle Point.” It’s where the tow string connects to the kite. Misplacing that point by one inch can make all the difference when trying to get lift. But when you nail it, that thing soars. That’s what the addition of refreshing acidity from our iconic Wood Cellar does to this hazy IPA. It pushes all those juicy fruity qualities forward and adds a flash of refreshing acidity that truly elevates this hazy IPA to new levels. We’ve been dry-hopping sours for over a decade and just couldn’t resist the opportunity to apply that knowledge to a fruit-forward, hazy IPA. We think you’ll like the result.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

2017 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc

2017 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc....$43.99
Lush and layered with notes of pineapple, peach, and citrus, this is always one of the definitive Sauvignons of California. Rich, creamy, and balanced, it shows abundant notes of vanilla before the long finish.
Rated 94/100 Tasting Panel
Peach cobbler, ripe melon and marmalade notes are elegant, supple and detailed in this white, with spice and black tea accents. A refreshing thread of acidity keeps the flavors fresh without interfering with the elegance. Drink now.
Rated 90/100 Wine Spectator

New 2018 Groth Sauvignon Blanc

2018 Groth Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc...$19.99
With 14% Sémillon in the blend, this is a fleshy, robust white that displays tropical fruit and oak in equal measure. Rich and creamy, it appeals in tangerine, mango and Tahitian vanilla, lifted by vibrant acidity.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Enthusiast
We’ve always been a fan of this Sauv Blanc, but this vintage is almost spiritual in nature. Aromatics are hedonistic with scents of perfumed grapefruit, pineapple and white flowers. Jasmine lilts on the palate that takes lift off with a graceful minerality. Blend of 86% Sauvignon Blanc and 14% Semillon, 75% barrel fermented, three months sur lie aging.
Rated 93/100 The Tasting Panel

Bargain Cabernet

2017 Tribute Cabernet Sauvignon...$10.99
Compare to $15.99 at

Hailing from certified sustainable vineyards in three respected growing regions—San Benito County, Paso Robles, and San Lucas, near Monterey County—this robust red is layered with flavors. Savory meets floral character on the nose with a perfume of basil, rosemary, jasmine, and lavender. Spiced cedar and espresso match up with supple tannins. The structure is inherent, with gripping, black-peppered plum on the mid-palate, and floral notes of violet and heather are integrated into the juicy mouthfeel.
Rated 92/100 Tasting Panel

Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve Single Malt Scotch

Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve Single Malt Scotch...$33.99
Cask: Oak barrel, selectively finished in barrels that previously held Caribbean Rum
Flavor: flavor Bold, smooth, and tropical finish
Finish :Well balanced and exceptionally smooth nose
Nose: Sweet notes of pear and red apple meet a fabulous tropical twist of ripe bananas in syrup palate
Palate: Rich caramel toffee notes, followed by flavors of tropical fruit
Enjoy with Neat, on the rocks, topped with Coconut water or in a Mai Tai

M & R Martini and Rossi

M & R Martini and Rossi Sweet Vermouth...$5.49 / 375ml 
Our first love. The original MARTINI & ROSS, conjured under the inspired nose of Luigi Rossi. Since the sun-blushed days of 1863, a devoted selection of regional herbs are at its heart, and natural caramel imparts its rich scarlet hue. An icon di Italia.

M & R Martini and Rossi Extra Dry Vermouth...$5.49 / 375ml 
Captured in every drop is the essence of the rare woods, herbs and citrus that make up this secret recipe. Introduced on January 1st 1900, its sharp citrus aromas and hints of raspberry became a pillar of the cocktail that dominated the century, the Dry Martini & Rossi cocktail.

Perennial 2019 Maman!

Just a few more days!!

Supporting our local breweries the best we can!
Perennial 2019 Maman

One lucky BRC member can purchase this bottle if their name is drawn on April 30th
It will be based solely on Perennial support from April 1st-April 29th (7pm).

Every $20 you spend on Perennial Beers you will get a raffle ticket. If you spend $40, you will get two tickets and so on.

Perennial 2019 Maman

only 1 bottle available for the raffle

In stock now from Perennial

On sale now!
Perennial Coffee Stout...$15.99 / 2pk 16oz cans
Imperial Stout with Dark Matter Coffee
Blend of two beans from El Salvador and Guatemala

Zoom Tasting With Carlo Mondavi - RAEN Pinot Noir

Zoom Tasting With Carlo Mondavi
Sadly we were not able to host Carlo at the shop in March but he was gracious enough to offer to host a Zoom Happy Hour tasting on Saturday May 9th for us. We are offering a few different packages for the tasting which will include at least 1 bottle of wine and the Zoom Code. Hopefully this will not be the new normal forever but it seems to be the new normal for now and we are thrilled to have Carlo host the first ever Wine and Cheese Place Virtual Tasting/Happy Hour. The plan will be to join Carlo Mondavi with a bottle or three of Raen Pinot Noir at 4pm Central May 9th for a Happy Hour tasting and question and answer session. Nothing too serious other than the wines of course. Please join us for a fun and informative tasting with Carlo on the 9th!

Raen Virtual Tasting Packages:
Zoom Tasting 
Saturday May 9th at 4pm

Intro Pack...$60 /  1 bottle

  • 2018 RAEN Pinot Noir Royal St Robert (96/100 James Suckling)

Vintage Pack....$100 / 2 bottles (1 of each)
($120 value)
  • 2017 RAEN Pinot Noir Royal St Robert (94/100 Vinous)
  • 2018 RAEN Pinot Noir Royal St Robert (96/100 James Suckling)

The 2018 Release pack....$225 / 3 bottles (1 of each)
($275 Value)

  • 2018 RAEN Pinot Noir Royal St Robert (96/100 James Suckling)
  • 2018 RAEN Pinot Noir Fort Ross-Seaview (94/100 James Suckling)
  • 2018 RAEN Pinot Noir Freestone Occidental (98/100 James Suckling)
Add a piece of Manchego to your order also.  Will go great with the Pinot!