Saturday, September 5, 2020

2018 Peter Michael Chardonnay

Some big news!
Peter Michael and our new website!

First - New website
We are kicking off a new website next week and a new email program all in one.  It will be more user friendly both desktop and a HUGE improvement for using on your mobile phone.
This will not change your BRC or WRC points at all.  You will have to set up a new account on this website.  We will update next week on that.

Make sure you save 
in your contacts as a safe sender.   This will help avoid our emails from going into your spam box

Second - Peter Michael Chardonnay
We are also expecting Peter Michael Chardonnays next week at amazing price
email if you are interested

These are for sure one of the "Grand Crus" of California Chardonnay.
Look at these scores

2018 Peter Michael Chardonnay Belle Cote
A tank sample, the 2018 Chardonnay Belle Cote comes from a block planted to Old Wente and See Clone selections. In fact, this is from the oldest, 1990 plantings on the estate. Wow—the nose explodes from the glass with powerful scents of guava, quince, tangerine and lime blossoms plus touches of ginger ale, peach cobbler and crème caramel with a waft of struck flint. Medium-bodied, the palate features laser precision with a racy line cutting through the intense, tightly wound, mineral-laced fruit, finishing long and zesty. Should age incredibly! 3,100 cases are due to be made.
Rated 97-99/100 The Wine Advocate

2018 Peter Michael Chardonnay La Carriere
A tank sample, the 2018 Chardonnay la Carriere comes from a block planted to Dijon and Hyde (Old Wente) clone selections. It sashays out of the glass with flamboyant notions of fresh ginger, lemongrass, allspice and orange blossoms over a core of peach preserves, pink grapefruit and apple pie with wafts of baking bread and marzipan. Medium to full-bodied, the texture is simply stunning—so satiny with fantastic tension to counter and layer upon layer of spices and savory flavors, finishing very long and very perfumed. 2,907 cases are due to be made.
Rated 96-98+/100 The Wine Advocate

2017 Calera Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir Jensen Vineyard

2017 Calera Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir Jensen Vineyard...$99.99
My favorite in the lineup, the 2017 Pinot Noir Jensen Vineyard is stunning in every way. Gorgeous black raspberry fruits, lots of floral, scorched earth, and sappy herb aromatics, medium to full-bodied richness, flawless balance, and a great finish all make for one of the most captivating Pinot Noirs in the vintage. It's brilliant today yet should easily evolve for 15 years or more.
Rated 99/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Friday, September 4, 2020

Surly new 12 pack Mix!

Surly Mixed Messages......$17.99 / 12pk mix
Includes 3 cans each

  • Surly Furious IPA
  • Surly Fall to Pieces Mosaic IPA
  • Surly Periscope Pale Ale
  • Surly Grind Coffee Espresso Milk Stout

Fall to Pieces Mosaic IPA
Our Mosaic masterpiece puts juicy, tropical hops at the forefront of this light-bodied, delicious IPA. Notes of mango, honey, and papaya entice, along with a dank hint of green fruit.

Periscope Pale Ale

PALE ALEA classic pale ale, dry-hopped with Centennial hops, available exclusively in our Mixed Messages variety pack. (Background image license here.)

Surly Brewing Direct Current IPA

Fresh Canned 8/20

Surly Brewing Direct Current IPA...$9.99 6pk cans
Like a shock to the system, Direct Current IPA overwhelms the grid with an electric jolt of juicy, orange-grapefruit hop flavor.

Surly Brewing Damien Child of Darkness Ale

Surly Brewing Damien Child of Darkness Ale...$11.99 4pk cans
From the blackest depths of the brewhouse comes Damien, Child of Darkness. Spawned from the usually discarded remnants of Darkness, Damien is a dry-hopped black ale with flavors of roasted malt and dark brown sugar. Tangerine and pine aromatics only add to its insidious appeal.

Knob Creek / TWCP Single Barrel 120 proof

Limit 2 bottles per person

Almost 12 years old

Knob Creek / TWCP Single Barrel 120 proof....$46.99
  • The Wine and Cheese Place Single Barrel
  • 120 proof
  • Barreled: 10/02/08
  • Bottled: 06/24/2020
  • Yield 180 bottles
  • Warehouse E
  • Floor 5
  • Rick 029

Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay.

2018 Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay....$7.99
Mix / Match case price only $7.19

Aromas of corn silk, candy corn, vanilla and clarified butter are followed by creamy-feeling fruit flavors with plentiful baking spice accents. It's a spot on example of the variety at a great price.
Best Buy!
Rated 88/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Cigar City The Benwood Hazy Double IPA

Cigar City The Benwood Hazy Double IPA....$14.99 / 4pk
Hazy Double India Pale Ale

Explore the deep complexity of flavor imparted by Motueka, Galaxy, Strata and Mosaic hops double dry hopped in The Benwood, our tribute to tropical aromas, citrus flavors and Florida’s most famous shipwreck.

Kaiyo Japanese Whiskey Zoom Tasting w/Jay Cole

Kaiyo Japanese Whiskey Zoom Tasting w/Jay Cole
Thursday, September 17th
6:45pm -8:30pm Tasting starts at 7pm

Kaiyo is one of the hot new Japanese whiskies on the market and a TWCP fave. Not much is known about them so we invited Jay Cole, Brand Ambassador for Kaiyo to give us the skinny.

Purchase a minimum of one bottle to be included in the zoom tasting
Pick any one of the Kaiyo expressions below and we’ll email you the Zoom invite.

All Kaiyo whiskies are un-chillfiltered.

Kaiyo The Signature 43% abv $56.99
Mizunara Oak

Top 20 Whiskies In the World 2019. Whisky Advocate. # 14

Kaiyo The Single 7 Year 48% ABV....$45.99
Bourbon Cask & Mizunara Oak Finish

Kaiyo Cask Strength 53% abv....$84.99
Mizunara Oak

90 points, Whiskey Advocate
Kaiyo The Peated 2nd Edition 46% abv....$84.99
Madeira Cask & Mizunara Oak
Double Gold, San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Kaiyo The Sheri 2nd Edition 46% abv...$111.99
Oloroso Sherry, Mizunara Oak & PX Sheri
91 points. San Francisco World Spirits Competition
This whisky does not require tasting notes per our master blender. it is said the be our master blenders finest work in his career. This is a once in a life time whisky to be shared and savored on your whisky Journey. His dream is to share this whisky with his daughters at their wedding.

A little about Jay Cole:
Born and raised in Western Massachusetts and a self-described “whisky geek," Jay completed a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Westfield State University before pursuing his passion for travel and all things whisk(e)y with the creation of his alter ego, The Whisky Pirate. Along with his love of the outdoors and amateur photography, Jay is also an accomplished musician and internationally awarded in the competitive beard and mustache circuit.

New K Vintners wines!

High Scoring Favorites from K Vintners - Back in Limited Supply!

In stock now at our Rock Hill location.
Order online for transfers or call Kole at 314.962.8150

2016 Wines of Substance Northridge Merlot....$34.99
In the running for the best Merlot in the state, the 2016 Merlot Northridge Vineyard Collection boasts a deep ruby/purple color as well as a head-turning bouquet of black cherries, black currants, cedary spice, and dried flowers. Ripe, sexy, and full-bodied on the palate, it has a great mid-palate and sweet tannins. It’s loaded with character and is another brilliant wine from this team.
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2016 K VintnersThe Deal Syrah....$34.99
The 2016 Syrah The Deal comes from the sandy, loamy soils of the Wahluke Slope and has classic earthy notes of spices, forest floor, dried herbs, hot stones, and a crushed rock-like sensation of minerality. Full-bodied, concentrated, and opulent on the palate, it has a beautiful balance between richness and elegance, fine tannins, and a great finish. Drink it over the coming 7-8 years.
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2016 K Vintners The Beautiful Syrah....$59.99
The 2016 Syrah The Beautiful Powerline Vineyard is stunning and one of the finest Syrahs in the vintage. Coming all from Clone 470, co-fermented with 3-4% Viognier in concrete tanks, and brought up in mostly neutral oak, it’s a rich, meaty, smoky, full-bodied Syrah that has classic Northern Rhône-like aromas of black olives, smoked meats, ground, earth, and dark fruits. With a stacked mid-palate and beautiful balance, it’s going to keep for 10-15 years.
Rated 98/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2016 K Vintners "The Hidden" Syrah....$69.99
Flirting with perfection, the 2016 Syrah The Hidden is a classic example of the old saying “an iron fist in a velvet glove.” Beautiful notes of dark fruits, damp earth, iron, and crushed rocks as well as ground pepper all emerge from this full-bodied effort that has no hard edges, a terrific mid-palate, sweet tannins, and a finish that goes on for over a minute. It’s a brilliant, brilliant Syrah and one of the wines of the vintage.
Rated 99/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Murray McDavid Scotch Zoom Tasting w/Raj Sabharwal

Murray McDavid Scotch Zoom Tasting w/Raj Sabharwal owner of Glass Revolutions
Wednesday, September 2nd
6:45-8:30pm Tasting starts at 7pm

Welcome back, Murray McDavid! It’s been a while since the independent bottler has been available in the states, August 6th, we welcome Raj Sabharwal, importer, spirits expert and one of the true gents in the industry to talk about Murray McDavid, independent bottling and whiskey in general.

Murray McDavid is based at the disused Coleburn Distillery in the Scotch whisky-producing region of Speyside, where a lot of its casked whiskies mature under bond in a traditional, dunnage warehouse. Murray McDavid whiskies are released in strictly limited editions, often single-cask.

Purchase a minimum of one bottle to be included in the zoom tasting
Pick any one of the Murray McDavid expressions below and we’ll email you the Zoom invite.
Grab all three and save! Regular price $160.97 for all 3 , sale price $145 for all 3 bottles plus the Zoom invite.

All whiskies are bottled Non-chillfiltered and at 46% abv

2003 Murray McDavid Ordha Meas 13 Year Blended Scotch ...$43.99

Bourbon Hogshead, finished in a Sherry Butt
Batch # 002, 742 Bottles
Blend of Highland Park, Glenrothes, Glengoyne, Port Dundas, and Cameronbridge

Murray McDavid Benchmark Craigellachie 8 Year Old..$59.99
Distilled 2007 712 bottles
Bourbon Barrel also Coleburn drum and Koval casks

Murray McDavid The Vatting Peatside 6 Year Old...$56.99
Bottled from 6 Casks, Limited Release 2266 bottles
Bourbon barrel finished in Port pipe and PX sherry butt

A little background on our guest, Raj Sabharwal:
Raj was born in England, grew up in Toronto, Canada and so far has lived in 18 cities in 5 countries. After 25 years in the corporate world Raj decided to follow his passions for fine wine and spirits and in 2010 started Purple Valley Imports USA LLC. In 2016 Purple Valley Imports changed their name to Glass Revolution Imports. The new name reflects their focus to revolutionize what is in the consumer’s glass. Raj is an avid wine and spirits collector and is WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust) Level 3 certified and a Certified Wine and Spirits Educator. In 8 years Raj and his two partners have grown their company from representing 1 brand in 3 states to today representing 10 brands in over 45 States. Glass Revolution is an importer specializing in world class spirits from independent distilleries. Raj personally selects the brands and selections offered. Glass Revolution were the first to import Single Malt Whiskies from India, England and Australia, into the USA. Purple Valley Imports has been recognized as “Whisky Importer of the Year” for 2013, 2014 and 2015 by Whisky Magazine’s Icons of America Whisky. In 2017 Whisky Magazine recognized Raj as World Whisky Ambassador (Highly Commended) with their American Icon’s of Whisky. Glass Revolution’s portfolio includes a number of multi-award winning products, including 3 World Whiskies of The Year.

BrewDog Punk AF Non-Alcoholic IPA

BrewDog Punk AF Non-Alcoholic IPA...$7.49 / 4pk 

No alcohol just got Punked up. And Punk AF lives up to its billing. All the attitude, all the flavour but none of the alcohol. Say hello to the Punkest non alcoholic beer in town. Juicy tropical fruit mixes it up with grassy and pine notes. All sitting on a solid malt bassline. Full flavour, no alcohol, all Punk.
Punk AF - Punked up alcohol free beer.

Ransom Old Tom Gin The Geezer

Ransom Old Tom Gin The Geezer...$54.99

44% ABV
In any barrel-aged spirit, one of the most important ingredients is time. Time in barrel helped distinguish our original Old Tom Gin when it was released in 2009, and as time has gone by, we have set aside a few exceptional barrels of our Old Tom Gin for extended aging. Over the course of three to five years in toasted French oak, these barrels have gained a richness and depth unique in the world of barrel aged gins. The Geezer is a nod to the patience and independent spirit of some of our favorite old timers, and an innovation within one of our favorite Ransom Spirits traditions. A pioneering American craft spirit, Ransom Old Tom Gin was the first domestic Old Tom Gin to be released since Prohibition. The recipe was developed in collaboration with historian, author, and mixologist extraordinaire David Wondrich.

Technical Specifications: 

Grain bill: Corn and barley (85% malted two-row barley, 15% Ransom Estate Unmalted barley) 
Distillation: Pot Distilled in 265 and 660 gallon Prulho alambic copper stills. All cuts made by smell and taste. Botanicals: Juniper berries, orange peel, lemon peel, coriander seed, cardamom pods, and angelica root. 
All botanicals are Certified Organic. 
Aging: Three to five years in 100% used French oak wine barrels. 

Tasting Notes: The Geezer opens with rich aromas of incense cedar and orange oleo saccharum, set off by exotic spice notes of cardamom and teak. The palate is rich and ribboned, with caramel and biscuit malt flavors and notes of lemon pastille and coriander. The gin builds warmth and depth towards a honeyed, resinous finish that calls to mind spiced winter baked goods and sea breeze. 

Suggested Cocktails: Neat for sipping, Martinez, Negroni, and Old Fashioned

Stirrings Liqueur

Stirrings Peach Liqueur...$10.99 / 750ml
compare to $14.29 at Total Wine and More

18% ABVThis expertly crafted peach liqueur is infused with the natural aroma and flavor of fuzzy-skinned orchard ripe peaches. Stirrings liqueurs better ingredients make simply better cocktails

Stirrings Triple Sec Liqueur...$10.99 / 750ml
compare to $14.29 at Total Wine and More
30% ABVThis expertly crafted peach liqueur is infused with the natural aroma and flavor of juicy sweet valencia oranges. Stirrings liqueurs better ingredients make simply better cocktails

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey

Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey...$25.99
Born in quirky Ocean Beach, California, Skrewball was created by a husband and wife duo, Brittany and Steven Yeng. Steven was a bartender and foodie who owned high volume restaurants. Brittany was an attorney who also had a Master’s in Chemistry. They were both
successful, but they never saw each other. When they saw his peanut butter whiskey cocktail out-selling any other spirit (and with a baby on the way), they decided to bottle their own peanut butter whiskey. But, it was much harder than they had thought. No wonder there is nothing like it in the market! After tons of experimentation, they ended up creating something even better than the original cocktail.  Why Peanut Butter? Steven is a Cambodian refugee and polio survivor. When he came to America, he was given baskets full of non-perishables including peanut butter. He fell in love with it. To him, it is the taste of America.

Sheep Dog Peanut Butter Whiskey

From Sazerac
Sheep Dog Peanut Butter Whiskey...$13.99
Compare to $14.49 at Total Wine and More
Blending peanut butter with whiskey? We thought the idea sounded a little nutty too. But it’s high time a whiskey was bred to take the party to the next level. Grab a bottle of Sheep Dog Peanut Butter Whiskey, break away from the pack and woof down some good times.


Sheep Dog Shot
Enjoy Sheep Dog as a straight chilled shot.

PB&J Shot
Try a Peanut Butter and Jelly Shot with 1 part Sheep Dog and 1 part Raspberry Liqueur

Peanut Butter Old Fashioned
1.5 oz Sheep Dog
0.75 oz Rye Whiskey
4 Dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters
1 Luxardo Cherry
1 Orange Peel
Combine ingredients in Old Fashioned glass. Stir and strain over ice. Garnish with cherry and orange peel

Vodka top to bottom

Click here to order the bargain vodkas!

Platinum 7X Vodka...$11.99 / 1.75 liter
Compare to $13.99 at Total Wine and More

The ultra-smooth vodka in a chiseled blue bottle, Platinum 7X is everything a vodka should be. Distilled seven times, Platinum 7X Vodka makes a bold impression, delivering purity and smoothness at an attractive price.  The Platinum 7X Vodka experience is one that easily rivals that of more expensive brands, and has earned the Beverage Testing Institute's “Highly Recommended” and “Best Buy” ratings, as well as two consecutive gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.  Experience Platinum 7X Vodka today — because a bold statement has never been so smooth.

Popov Vodka 80 proof....$5.99 / 750ml
Compare to $6.99 at Total Wine and More
Popov Vodka 80 proof...$11.99 / 1.75ltr
Compare to $13.99 at Total Wine and More
Perfect for mixing or on the rocks

Popov Vodka 100 proof...$8.99 / 750ml
Bargain 100 Proof vodka

“We dreamt of creating the ultimate elixir… Pinot Noir and Chardonnay cultivated in Burgundy, France.  Fermented into wine and distilled into sophisticated, elegant and refined spirits. The ultimate expression of what the earth has to offer!  Creation is the essence of life.” 
   – Jean-Charles Boisset

Jean-Charles Boisset JCB Caviar Vodka...$89.99
Compare to $149.99 at Total Wine and More (Texas, not listed in MO)
Made from the best Mother Earth has to offer: sustainably grown grapes from the Côte-d’Or and water from historical French springs. The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes are hand-selected for this unique bottling of vintage vodka. The wine is fermented and aged individually in oak barrel for 6 months. After blending the wines together, it is then distilled one time in a copper pot and six times in copper columns, followed by filtration four times.
A very unique and proprietary process was created to allow the most elegant and ethereal expression of caviar to be present and influence the taste of the vodka without overpowering it. You will find the most delicate gift of the ocean as a very luxurious, refined and eloquent taste in our elixir! It is the most challenging and difficult to achieve, taking over 12 years of research to attain this level of perfection! We brought together our vodka with sturgeon caviar from Southwest France. It provides the most opulent and decadent mouthfeel . . . an explosion on your palate and a delicate, pure taste of the caviar itself. This is perfection - the apotheosis moment!
December 2017 - Silver, Craft Distillers Spirits Competition

Jean-Charles Boisset JCB Truffle Vodka...$89.99
Compare to $149.99 at Total Wine and More (Texas, not listed in MO)
Made from the best Mother Earth has to offer: sustainably grown grapes from the Côte-d’Or and water from historical French springs. The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes are hand-selected for this unique bottling of vintage vodka. The wine is fermented and aged individually in oak barrel for 6 months. After blending the wines together, it is then distilled one time in a copper pot and six times in copper columns, followed by filtration four times.

Truffle is one of the most ancient expressions of the soil and the true definition of terroir. When you add it to the distillation of Burgundy wine, the combination is an atomic expression of aromas and flavors. They can tantalize all of your senses and awaken in you the adoration of earth, Mother Nature and life at large. How could we be more fortunate than to enjoy black truffle from the Perigord in an inviting liquid form that adds so much to the aromas, mouthfeel and, of course, the texture? It creates the perfect umami expression . . . It is the most rare and highly sought-after mushroom, a gift from Mother Nature that all beings hunt together from wild animals to us humans who bring it to the best tables . . . and now to the glass! It is the most inviting and exhilarating expression from centuries of tradition.

December 2017 - Double Gold, Craft Distillers Spirits Competition

BrewDog returns!!

BrewDog Clockwork Tangerine IPA...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
This fully automated IPA is infused with tangerine. At 4.5% it’s a stand-out session beer that packs a perfectly timed delivery of juicy citrus and mellow tropical fruit resting on a light toasty and caramel base. Fresh, juicy and sessionable.
Clockwork Tangerine - the Director’s cut for the twenty-first century.

BrewDog Hazy Jane NEIPA...$11.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
7.2% ABV
East Coasts collide and crank it up for this new New England IPA retuned in Scotland. Brewed with oats and wheat and left unfiltered for a hazy appearance and super smooth delivery. Dry-hopped for a full-tilt fruit hit with pineapple, mango and a hint of zesty lime. Low on bitterness, high on haze, heavy on hops.
Hazy Jane - embrace the opaque.

BrewDog Elvis Juice Grapefruit IPA...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
This is an IPA like no other. Elvis Juice puts grapefruit centre stage. Primed with tart pithy grapefruit peel for a citrus assault on the senses. This zest zenith delivers intense US hop aromas. Gigantic grapefruit notes are tail-gated by orange and pine. All piled high on a caramel malt base.
This rig is juiced up and ready to roll.

BrewDog Punk IPA...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans

Punk IPA is the beer that kick-started it. This light, golden classic has been subverted with new world hops to create an explosion of flavour. Bursts of caramel and tropical fruit with an all-out riot of grapefruit, pineapple and lychee, precede a spiky bitter finish.
This is the beer that started it all - and it’s not done yet..

BrewDog Lost Lager Dry Hopped Pilsner..$9.99 / 16oz cans
Lager is one hell of a beer if you make it right. Lost Lager takes back the ground lost over decades by lager monoliths. This is a dry-hopped Pilsner made with classic German Saphir hops, giving vibrant citrus and stone-fruit notes. Built from Bavarian yeast, it has a crisp clean taste.
This is lager like it was, like it should be, like it will be. Lager is back!

BrewDog Sampler Pack......$17.99 / 12 pack variety

Includes 3 cans of each

  • Elvis Juice
  • Punk IPA
  • Hazy Jane NEIPA
  • Lost Lager Dry Hopped Pilsner