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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Tapistry Easy Trippin Session New England Style IPA








Tapistry Easy Trippin Session New England Style IPA...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Session version of their Northern Trippin

Church Street Milkshake Ministry IPA






Church Street Milkshake Ministry IPA...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Milkshake IPA

This beer starts out with a burst of fruity hop flavors. The blend of Sabro El Dorado and Rakau hops are backed up by a milky smoothness that will leave you licking your lips.

Alpha Pretty Pleasy Mango Squeezy Hard Seltzer



Info from Feast Magazine






Alpha Pretty Pleasy Mango Squeezy Hard Seltzer....$9.99 / 6pk cans
The hard seltzer and tonic trend has officially hit St. Louis with the launch of Easy Peasy Hard Tonic.

The brand, owned by Danielle Langeneckert, is kicking things off with its Easy Peasy Mango Squeezy hard tonic. Langeneckert says the name comes from something that she heard over and over when asking people why they enjoy hard seltzer and tonic – it's easy to drink.

Easy Peasy Mango Squeezy has a 5 percent alcohol content and 100 calories, keeping in line with big-name brands in the industry. However, the product does have a small amount of quinine, a bitter substance added that qualifies it as a tonic rather than a hard seltzer.

Langeneckert says that Easy Peasy's flavor and sweetness were all determined through a series of local taste tests. She says that consumers should expect more flavors to be released in a couple of months, including grapefruit and tangerine.


Besides being a St. Louis brand, Langeneckert says that all of the ingredients are locally sourced, from the flavors to the quinine to the St. Louis water. The tonics are produced at Alpha Brewing Co., which Langeneckert's husband, Derrick owns, but Langeneckert says they plan to keep the companies separate otherwise.

Currently, the mango tonic is only available in draft keg options, but 4-packs of 12-ounce cans will be released in October. St Louisans who want to try the tonic can currently find it on tap at Alpha, and it will also be rolling out to different spots around the city in the coming weeks. Langeneckert also says Easy Peasy will be doing more tastings throughout the St. Louis community to get people familiar with the product.

"We hope to see the brand grow," she says.

Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge Orange Liqueur



The original Grand Marnier!
There has been some shortages of Grand Marnier - but we have a good supply of all sizes right now!

Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge Orange Liqueur...$19.99 / 375ml
     compare to Total Wine and More at $22.99
Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge Orange Liqueur...$31.99 / 750ml
     compare to Total Wine and More at $31.99
Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge Orange Liqueur...$43.99 / liter
     compare to Total Wine and More at $45.49
Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge Orange Liqueur...$74.99 / 1.75 liter
     compare to Total Wine and More at $77.99

Our signature expression, created in 1880 by Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle by combining the character of cognac with the intensity of bitter orange. This refined liqueur contains 40% ABV (51% cognac and 49% orange liqueur)

Zoom Tasting with Amanda Beckwith, Education Manager, Virginia Distillery Company






Zoom Tasting with Amanda Beckwith, Education Manager, Virginia Distillery Company
Wednesday, August 26th 6:45-8:15

Only $5.00 for the Courage & Conviction American Single Malt 50ml bottle 

and Zoom invite 

Only 15 spots available!!


American Single malts are on the rise and Virginia Distilling Co. is one of many distilleries that are redefining the style. Join us for a zoom tasting with Amanda Beckwith from Virginia Distilling as we try their new Courage and Conviction release.


The Whiskey Advocate on Courage & Conviction Single Malt
91 Points:”The nose has an earthy expression of the grain, and works in heady aromas of guava, pomegranate, blueberries, and kiwi, along with sandalwood soap. It’s oily and silky in the mouth, with forthright lemon and orange oil, guava, and kiwi, as well as dried leaves, nutty tobacco, and peppery spice. The finish is gentle and fades slowly, with lemon oil, milk chocolate, and a hint of ashy charred nuts. (9,600 bottles)

Aged a minimum of three years, this 100% malted barley whisky is matured in former Sherry, Bourbon and Cuvée wine casks.


About our host:
Amanda Beck
with is the Guest Experience & Education Manager at Virginia Distillery Company. After launching the tour and tasting program for the distillery’s Visitor Center, Amanda moved into blending. She has been fortunate to train with the best, including nosing expert Nancy Fraley, Scottish consultants Harry Cockburn and the late Dr. Jim Swan. Amanda helped to develop and now leads the company’s sensory program, as well as internal and external company education and training.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Mingle Non Alcoholic Cocktails


Non-Alcoholic Cocktails - "Mocktails"
In stock now at Forsyth





Blackberry Hibiscus Bellini Sparkling Non-Alcoholic Cocktail...$9.99 / 750ml
If you’re hosting a book club, girls night, dinner party, or just hanging out, go with one of our best sellers, the zero-alcohol Blackberry Hibiscus Bellini! This is a light, sparkling blend of blackberry and delicate hibiscus that is delightful alone as mocktail or mixed with your favorite spirit for a skinny cocktail!
IDEAS FOR SERVING:
Bellini: Serve chilled in a champagne flute with fresh berries for an alcohol-free mocktail, add 2 oz prosecco for a skinny cocktail. May also serve in a rocks glass over ice and garnish with fresh berries, add 1 oz vodka or whiskey for a skinny cocktail.
INGREDIENTS: Carbonated Water, Organic Cane Sugar, Blackberry Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavors, Hibiscus Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Malic Acid. Contains 5% Juice


Mingle Blood Orange Elderflower Sparkling Non-Alcoholic Cocktail...$9.99 / 750ml 
A sparkling citrusy symphony of juicy bloodorange and subtle elderflower for a bright and sweet delight!
IDEAS FOR SERVING:
Blood Orange Elderflower Spritzer: Serve chilled in a champagne flute with fresh berries for an alcohol-free mocktail, add 2 oz prosecco for a skinny cocktail. May also serve in a rocks glass over ice and garnish with fresh berries, add 1 oz vodka or gin for a skinny cocktail.

INGREDIENTS: Carbonated Water, Organic Cane Sugar, Blood Orange Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavors, Fruit Juice Extract (Color), Elderflower Essence, Citric Acid, Malic Acid. Contains 2% Juice. Sediment from fruit juices occurs naturally




Mingle Cucumber Melon Mojito Sparkling Non-Alcoholic Cocktail...$9.99 / 750ml
Our Mojito will be your new signature summertime alcohol-free mocktail or cocktail… a refreshing blend of cucumber, honeydew melon, and just a hint f mint for a refreshing finish, taking your senses on a tropical vacation!
IDEAS FOR SERVING:
MOJITO: Serve chilled in a tall glass over ice with fresh mint and cucumber wheel, add 1 oz rum for a skinny cocktail.
INGREDIENTS: Carbonated Water, Organic Cane Sugar, Natural Lime Extract, Natural Flavors, Spearmint Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Malic Acid.


Mingle Signature Cranberry Cosmo Sparkling Non-Alcoholic Cocktail...$9.99 / 750ml
Our Cranberry Cosmo is the perfect drink for any occasion, any time! A citrusy blend of tangy cranberry and lime juices for a pleasingly crisp, effervescent finish, these alcohol-free mocktails are just 20 cal/glass.
You'll love this LIMITED EDITION collaboration with the fabulous MARGARET JOSEPHS of Macbeth Collections & RHONJ!
You know Margaret Josephs from Bravo’s RHONJ, but this hard-working, business-savvy and hilariously fab Powerhouse in Pigtails has done everything from building a fashion and lifestyle brand to hosting an inspiring podcast, “Caviar Dreams on a Tunafish Budget”, to inspire women. Marge loves a great party, and she's also alcohol-free, so we collaborated on a Signature Cranberry Cosmo which reflects her fabulous style & sparkling personality. “Mingle with the Marge” by enjoying this Limited-Edition Cosmo and be the life of the party! We’re proud to partner with this confident, hard-working, authentic and accomplished woman who lives life to the fullest, just alcohol-free!
Serving Suggestion: serve chilled in a martini glass with lime wheel for an alcohol-free mocktail, add 1 oz vodka for a skinny cocktail.
INGREDIENTS: Carbonated Water, Organic Cane Sugar, Cranberry Juice Concentrate, Orange Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavors Lime Juice Concentrate, and Citric Acid. Contains 5% Juice. Sediment from fruit juices occurs naturally.

Glendronach Allardice 18 Year Old Single Malt



Limited, we do not see this one very often anymore.  First time seeing it this year!


Glendronach Allardice 18 Year Old Single Malt...$149.99

Compare to $159.99 at Total Wine and More
The GlenDronach 18 years old has been named after the renowned founder of the distillery, James Allardice. This exceptional sherried single malt is non chill filtered and of natural colour. Matured in the finest Spanish Oloroso sherry casks and bottled at 46%, this sublime richly sherried malt is truly unforgettable.
TASTING NOTES
APPEARANCE:  Bright deep gold with a tawny centre.
NOSE:  Sweet aromatics of fudge and Muscovado sugar. Fruit compote and glacier morello cherries provide added complexity.
PALATE:  Rich dark and seductive. Remarkable flavours of stewed fruits and all-spice marry together with classic aged Oloroso sherry and toasted walnut bread combined with chocolate orange.
CONCLUSION:   Tremendously complex and long.

Goose Island Women of the House








Brewed by Women in Beer


Goose Island Women of the House...$7.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
We brewed Women of the House, a guava wheat pale ale, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage from the passage of the 19th amendment. This juicy guava wheat pale ale is brewed with Belma, Meridian, and Southern Passion hops that each bring various fruit flavors to the beer. With a final addition of guava, you get a tropical bouquet of flavors.
We encourage you to exercise your right to vote and sign up to register in your state here. We promise you can register to vote quicker than you can drink a beer.

Maplewood Krispie Cakes Pastry Case Ale





Maplewood Krispie Cakes Pastry Case Ale...$11.99 / 4pk
Brewed with pounds and pounds of vanilla, marshmallow, and a whole lot of lovin.  It’s like drinking a fresh pan of rice krispie treats! TREAT YOURSELF!


Off Color Brewing Waddle Oktoberfest



Off Color Brewing Waddle Oktoberfest...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz
Warm toasted malts reminiscent of freshly baked bread. Subtle and spicy hop finish highlighting biscuity German malt.
ALCOHOL  6.5 % alc/vol


INGREDIENTS:  Pils, Dark Munich, CaraMunich III, CaraPils malt, Nugget, Hersbrucker hops (vegan)



BEER NERD FACTS
The first Oktoberfest occurred on October 12th, 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese Charlotte Luise. In the modern era, the Oktoberfest celebration is in Munich, Germany occurs in September. The 16 day festival will draw upwards of 6 million fest goers.
SAMPLE MENU DESCRIPTION

Our head brewer designed this Marzen (or Oktoberfest if you’re into adding syllables to words) for his wedding a couple of years ago. Biscuity German malts and mild dose of spicy hops rounds out this classic style.

Short Throw Brewing Spillmatic Triple IPA.






Short Throw Brewing Spillmatic Triple IPA...$17.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Short Throw, Equilibrium; we love hip-hop. So when great minds think alike, they think of this: Spillmatic. As an ode to one of the greatest MC's and albums of all time. Spillmatic Triple IPA adorned with copious amounts of Strata, Galaxy, and Citra. Dry-hopped with the same varietals. Tangerine, pineapple, mango and citrus notes dominate the palate and aroma, paired with a smooth, unobtrusive malt bill that allows this 10.1% ABV masterpiece to be incredibly drinkable.





Maplewood Brewing Juice Jorts Hazy Pale Ale






Maplewood Brewing Juice Jorts Hazy Pale Ale...$13.99 / 4pk cans
Juicy pale ale double dry hopped with Citra &  Azacca and El Dorado hops.  If we didn’t already cut the legs off our pants they’d blow off from the aroma!

Off Color Beer for Beaches






Off Color Beer for Beaches...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Beer for Beaches, our sex on the beach inspired saison with peach, cranberry, pineapple, and lemon juice. This one tastes best with sand between your toes.

Maplewood Big Pulpy DDH DIPA


SOLD OUT



2 per person while it lasts.
Will go fast - online orders only
If you order more than 2 cans - your order will be cancelled.
You have 7 days to pick up

Maplewood Big Pulpy DDH DIPA....$4.49 / CAN
This DIPA drinks like juice with insane amounts of hop aroma and flavor.
Expect tropical notes of mango and pineapple with hints of dankness. Drink it!
HOPS

  • Citra
  • Mosaic
  • El Dorado

Pinkus Munster Alt




Certified Organic

Pinkus Munster Alt....$11.99 / 4pk 
The History of Organic Munster Alt
"Alt" is the German word for "old" or "original" and the alt style is certainly older than German lager styles. Today, alt - an ale - is a specialty of Westphalia, in Northern Germany.
Taste:  Pale, golden color with excellent, herbaceous aroma, delicate fruit-acid palate, and long dry finish.

ABV: 5.1%
IBU: 20
Ingredients: Water, organic barley malt, organic wheat malt, organic hops, yeast.

4 Hands Blank Lager











4 Hands Blank Lager...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
An exercise in minimalism and restraint in brewing, Blank Lager is a super clean, light-bodied, pale lager that’s subtly dry-hopped with Citra and El Dorado to provide notes of grapefruit, lime, pear, and watermelon. Low-ABV and low-calorie, this beer is also a vehicle to showcase a series of photographs from Josh Rowan, the photographer and artist who designs most of our labels, showing the receding Salmon Glacier in British Columbia.

Civil Life Oktoberfest Lager







Civil Life Oktoberfest Lager...$9.99 / 6pk cans
Oktoberfest is a fall seasonal beer by design: a slow-fermented, relatively strong amber lager brewed and cellared each year in advance of the world's biggest beer festival. In true form, we brew ours annually for our big anniversary party. Though our turnout is a bit smaller than the Munich Oktoberfest (6 million people!), this remains our fastest selling beer. Brewed in strict accordance with the Reinheitsgebot with authentically German barley malt, hops, and yeast. Clean and classic. Rich malts but not too sweet, grainy, a little nutty and toasty, balanced bitterness from flowery German hops. Only six breweries are allowed to supply the Oktoberfest München. The organizers approached us this year about becoming #7, but we turned them down because we're saving the rest for you (well, that very last part is true, so come and get it!)

​FOR THE CURIOUS:
ABV: 5.1%
IBU: 23
COLOUR: clear deep orange amber with firm off-white foam
BJCP STYLE: 6A. European Amber Lager: Oktoberfest/Märzen
INGREDIENTS: German Pilsener and aromatic malts. German bittering and aroma hops. German lager yeast. South St. Louis City water and labor.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Bells Best Brown Ale








Bells Best Brown Ale..$9.99 / 6pk bottles
Bells Best Brown Ale...$18.99 / 12pk cans

A smooth, toasty beer that offers hints of cocoa and caramel. Brewed with American hops, Best Brown™ is well-balanced and bridges the gap between lighter-bodied beers and malty stouts. The owl hopefully agrees (you never know with owls).

Bell's Double Cream Stout



Bell's Double Cream Stout...$11.99 / 6pk
Named for its velvety smooth, creamy texture, this incredibly rich stout is brewed with 10 different specialty roasted malts chosen that impart notes of rich mocha and espresso. Dark and sweet tones intermingle with a soft, roasty finish.
Alcohol By Volume:
6.10%

Founders Oktoberfest German Style Marzen





6 packs in stock now too

Founders Oktoberfest German Style Marzen...$8.49 / 6pk cans
Founders Oktoberfest German Style Marzen...$16.99 / 15pk cans
ABV: 6.0%
Blink and you’ll think you’re in Bavaria. We went all in on tradition with our Oktoberfest, using imported German malts and hops with a beautiful lager yeast for the finish. Pours a gorgeous copper hue with a rich, malty and slightly sweet backbone. Our version is akin to the beer poured in the early days of Oktoberfest and, yes, it adheres to the Reinheitsgebot. Prost!

Lionel Gosseaume Touraine Sauvignon Blanc








Great new Loire Sauvignon Blanc
2018 Lionel Gosseaume Touraine Sauvignon Blanc...$15.99
The fruitiness of this wine has been retained and even enhanced after a year. Now properly in balance, the acidity, gooseberry and herbal flavors have gained richness plus a touch of yellow fruits. Drink the wine now.
Rated 88/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Coto de Hayas Campo de Borja Crianza






2016 Coto de Hayas Campo de Borja Crianza...$14.99
Grape Varieties: Garnacha and Tempranillo.
Vine age of 35 years for Garnacha and 30 years for Tempranillo. Aged in French and American oak barrels for 9 months. Additional bottle ageing before release.

TASTING NOTES:
View: intense ruby ​​red.
Nose: Good intensity, complex aromas, notes of ripe red fruit and spicy notes.
Mouth: powerful attack, a good balance between fruit wine and the contribution of wood. Comprehensive, harmonious with well assembled oak tannin and a long finish and pleasant aftertaste.

Grangette Picpoul de Pinet Blanc Poule de Pic



2019 Grangette Picpoul de Pinet Blanc Poule de Pic...$14.99
Notes of lemon, green apple, mandarin and passionfruit.   Great fruit and acidity give this one perfect balance.

From a 10 hectare plot of Picpoul grapes that were planted 12 years ago to clay/limestone soils and yielded 30 hectoliters per hectare. Fermented in stainless steel for one week followed by aging 4-5 months in stainless steel tanks before being bottled.
Pronounced “peek-pool de pee-nay,” Picpoul de Pinet is a designation or cru which may be used within the Languedoc appellation for white wines made exclusively from Piquepoul blanc from six communes: Pinet, Mèze, Florensac, Castelnau-de-Guers, Montagnac and Pomérols. South of Montpellier not far from the border with Spain.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Tenimenti D'Alessandro Sensational Syrah


Aaron Zwicker 
tasting and lunch at Tenimenti D'Alessandro back in 2018



Amazing Syrah from Cortona Tuscany!
In the Spring of 2018 my family and I were lucky enough to spend a week in Cortona Italy with some of our closest friends and their children. Our friends had purchased, at a Charity auction, a week at a Villa with a Chef, as amazing as that sounds it was actually better, we had a blast exploring the town of Cortona and taking day trips to Sienna and even the Perugina Chocolate Factory in Perugia, big hit with the kids. The adults however were more excited for the tour, tasting and lunch at Tenimenti D'Alessandro. The wines and food truly lived up to the billing and Michelin Star. Needless to say I was thrilled to get an email last week announcing that these wines are now available in St Louis. While Syrah is certainly not a grape often associated with Tuscany, the vineyards around Cortona grow it almost exclusively. These are truly world class wines. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
                                                                                              -Aaron Zwicker

2016 Tenimenti D'Alessandro Syrah "Rosso" IGT.....$18.99
(mix/match 10% off)

Aromas and flavors of dark berries with chocolate, as well as walnuts and spices. Medium to full body. Flavorful finish. Bigger style to this, but a delicious, juicy wine. Drink now.
Rated 93/100 James Suckling

2013 Tenimenti D'Alessandro Syrah "Il Bosco" DOC...$39.99
(mix/match 10% off)

(36 bottles available)
Plenty of smoke and berry character with dark tea and sweet tobacco. Full body, silky and fine tannins and a beautiful finish. Seriously classy. Drink now
Rated 96/100 James Suckling


2006 Tenimenti D'Alessandro Syrah "Migliara" DOC.....$69.99
$378 for a 6 bottle case
(48 bottles available)
Black in color, with amazing aromas of blackberry, aniseed, black pepper, and minerals. Full-bodied, with braised meat, superpolished tannins and an ultralong finish. This is the first release of a single-vineyard Syrah made by Piedmont's Luca Currado (Vietti) and Christine Vernay (Domaine Georges Vernay/Condrieu).
Rated 98/100 The Wine Spectator





More pictures from Aaron's trip to Cortona