Saturday, November 21, 2020

Beer & Cheese Pairing with Maplewood Brewing Co.

Beer & Cheese Pairing with Maplewood Brewing Co.

Wednesday, December 2nd  -- 

$40.00 for four 16 oz beers and ¾ pound of cheesy goodness

$50 adds a awesome salami from local legends, Salume Beddu

any questions email

Beer….cheese...two great tastes that go together. Peanut butter and chocolate are fine, but with top Chicago suds? Maybe yes if you have consumed a few edibles, but we’re going classic with this tasting. Join both Maplewood Brewing’s Jeff Doerr and the The Wine and Cheese Place’s own Whiskey Dave for a tasty tour of some serious beer and cheese action. Add 10 buckaroos to add a whole salami from Salume Beddu. You won’t regret it!

Son of Juice India Pale Ale 6.3% abv
Paired with
Flory’s Truckle Cheddar, Cow’s milk, Missouri

Fat Pug Oatmeal Milk Stout 5.9% abv
Paired with Grand Noir Blue, France
& Kaiko dark chocolate, Missouri

Pulaski Pils Chicago-style Pilsner 5.1% abv
Paired with
Brie de Coulommiers, Cow’s milk, France

Brownie Points Brown Ale w/ Vanilla bean 5.7% abv
Paired with
One year old Manchego ,Sheep’s milk, Spain

Fresh Surly


Back in stock

Surly Brewing Coffee Bender...$8.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Guatemalan coffee, roasted locally, added to Bender, our oatmeal brown ale. Coldpress coffee aromas, intense coffee flavors balanced by the oats in the malt bill, resulting in a cappuccino-like creaminess.

Surly Abrasive Double IPA...$13.99 / 4pk cans
We originally brewed this beer at the end of 2008 to bid farewell to growler sales, only to underestimate the demand for the first double IPA in Minnesota. We brewed the beer again in spring 2009 and the rest is IPA history. Also history: 16 Grit, the beer’s first handle and a size of abrasive grit used at the old abrasives factory that houses the original Surly mothership in Brooklyn Center.

Vina Robles The Arborist

2018 Vina Robles The Arborist
We know our customers love a great deal and we also know our customers love to give back. The 2018 Vina Robles Arborist is a great way for you to do both. A portion of the proceeds of every bottle of the Arborist goes to the 1 Tree Planted Foundation, to date Vina Robles has planted over 5300 trees with the proceeds of this brilliant wine.

2018 Vina Robles The Arborist $14.99
This is a screamingly good deal, offering both hedonistic pleasure and complexity through a blend of 41% Syrah, 35% Petite Sirah, 12% Grenache and 12% Tannat. Aromas of roasted cherry, smoked meat and cola spice lead into a hearty palate of black currant, roasted game and licorice. It's balanced by bright acidity, making for a sip that will satisfy many
Rated 94/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Friday, November 20, 2020

The Big 2020 Rare Whiskey Raffle

2020 Rare Whiskey raffle....

This year's raffle will take place the first week of December.   Your purchases will count from December 1, 2019 until November 30th 2020 at 7pm.  Each $600 you have spent (average of $50 per month) this past year will count as a raffle ticket.  It will be a weighted raffle. A weighted raffle based on previous 12 months purchases to reward our regular customers.

Sorry, we cannot tell you how much you spent in the past 12 months. Too time consuming of a process if we allow everyone to ask.

You must be a member of our WRC-Whiskey Reward Club to qualify - click here to read more and to sign up.   

We are populating the list --
We do not want to give false hopes.   Our Pappy Van Winkle allocation keeps shrinking and your odds are very small.   It is getting very frustrating for us (and for you, we know).   We did not even get any 20 year old

  • Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year Old
  • Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Old Family Reserve
  • Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year Old Family Reserve
  • Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Old Lot B
  • Eagle Rare 17 Year Old
  • George T. Stagg Bourbon
  • Thomas H. Handy Rye Whiskey
  • William Larue Weller
  • Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old
  • Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2020
  • Elmer T. Lee Bourbon
  • Col. E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon
  • Blanton's Bourbon
  • Parker's Heritage Heavy Char 10 Year Old
  • Weller 12 Year Old Bourbon Liter
  • Weller Antique 107 Bourbon
  • Weller Full Proof TWCP Single Barrel
  • Weller C.Y.P.B. Wheated Bourbon
  • Weller  Single Barrel Wheated Bourbon
  • Weller Special Reserve 750ml
  • Weller Special Reserve 1.75ml
  • Four Roses TWCP Single Barrel OESO
  • Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch 2020 Barrel Strength
  • Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 9 year Old
  • Eagle Rare 10 Year Old
  • Sazerac Rye 6 Year Old
  • 1792 Full Proof Bourbon TWCP Single Barrel
  • 1792 Bottled in Bond
  • 1792 Sweet Wheat
  • Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Barrel Proof
  • Elijah Craig 18 Year Old
  • Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel Bourbon
  • Bombergers Bourbon 108 Proof
  • Shenks Sour Mash 
  • Michters 10 Year Old Bourbon Single Barrel
  • Joseph Magnus Murray Hill Club Bourbon
  • Joseph Magnus Murray Hill Club Special Release
  • Joseph Magnus Cigar Blend Bourbon
  • Yamazaki 12 Year Old
  • Hakushu 12 Year Old
  • Nikka 17 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
  • Nikka 21 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
  • Nikka Yoichi Single Malt
  • Nikka Whisky From the Barrel

plus more to announce

Backbone Bourbon Uncut TWCP Single Barrel

Backbone Bourbon Uncut TWCP Single Barrel...$61.99
  • 116.7 proof
  • 192 bottles produce
  • Barrelled 09/2014
  • Bottled 11/20
  • About 6 Years Old!
  • Bottled uncut!

Blantons / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon

Blantons / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon --- 375ml bottles
Barrel No. 27
Warehouse H
Rick No. 39
Looks like from the barrel it was filled November 2013
Dump date 09.02.20
93 proof
516 bottles produced

Will go through our WRC - based on last 6 months purchases up until tonight 11/19/20 at 7pm

Emails went out - sent out 500+ emails today.  
Will send another round out the Saturday after Thanksgiving with the leftovers.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Kentucky Owl 10 Year Old Rye Batch No 4 Last Rye Batch

Very limited release - Last Batch!

Kentucky Owl 10 Year Old Rye Batch No 4 Last Rye Batch...$269.99
112.8 proof

"The Last rye Batch is the final release in this series and marks the end of an amazing journey for me. I'm very proud of this release and think it's ending on a very special note. Save this one for the right occasions." - Dixon Dedman, Master Blender of KY Owl

Barrell / TWCP Kentucky Whiskey PX Barrel

Single Barrel Selected by The Wine and Cheese Place.
We are excited to introduce our latest single Barrel pick!

Barrell / TWCP Kentucky Whiskey Finished in a PX Barrel...$99.99
171 bottles produced
Kentucky Whiskey finished in a Pedro Ximenez Sherry Barrel
Bottled at Cask Strength
115.28 proof

BH24 is a blend of KY Whiskeys, the largest component being 18-year-old KY whiskey, finished in a Pedro Ximenez Sherry Barrel.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Bells Brewing Lampshade Party DIPA

Bells Brewing Lampshade Party DIPA...$16.99 / 6pk bottles
Lampshade Party Ale™ is a limited release that celebrates a night best partially remembered.
This Double IPA is dry-hopped with Australia’s Galaxy and the Pacific Northwest’s new-school IPA hop, Idaho 7. The hop character jumps out at you with juicy aromas of fruit punch, red berry and pineapple. Bitterness is there, but balanced with a nice malt character.
Feel free to indulge, and if a lampshade comes into play, so be it.

Odell Barreled Treasure Coconut Chocolate Stout

Odell Barreled Treasure Coconut Chocolate Stout...$9.99 / 4pk 12oz bottles
Coconut & Chocolate
A reward of hidden bliss awaits the intrepid explorer whose journey brings them to Barreled Treasure. An Imperial Stout aged in a blend of bourbon, wheat whiskey and virgin American oak barrels and enlivened with luxurious additions of coconut and dark chocolate, Barreled Treasure has a complex profile packed with aromas and notes of sweet coconut, chocolate-covered espresso beans and baker’s chocolate. Your riches await!

Lagunitas Sucks Ale

Lagunitas Sucks Dry Hopped IPA....$9.99 / 6pk 12oz bottles
In keeping with our tradition of sucking, we need to make room for other new beers and bring the sub back to the bench... for now. Lagunitas Sucks began as a short-term substitute for when we didn't have brewing capacity to make Brown Shugga'. Since then, it has substituted into our Unlimited Release line-up, a Winter seasonal.  Thanks for drinking it. We suck!

Sierra Nevada Celebration Fresh Hop IPA

Sierra Nevada Celebration Fresh Hop IPA...$8.49 / 6pk bottles
Sierra Nevada Celebration Fresh Hop IPA...$15.99 / 12pk bottles
Festive fresh hop holiday fun.
The start of Celebration season is a festive event. We can’t start brewing until the first fresh hops have arrived, but once they have the season is officially under way! First brewed in 1981, Celebration Ale is one of the earliest examples of an American-style IPA and one of the few hop-forward holiday beers. Famous for its intense citrus and pine aromas, Celebration is bold and intense, featuring Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops—honoring everything we have at Sierra Nevada.

The Rare Barrel

The Rare Barrel

The Rare Barrel Cosmic Dust...$11.99 / 375ml
BA Sour Golden Ale w/ Hibiscus

The Rare Barrel Fields Forever...$13.99 / 375ml
BA Sour Red Ale w/ Strawberry

The Rare Barrel Home, Sour Home...$14.99 / 375ml
Sour Golden Ale w/ Peach, Vanilla Bean & Cinnamon

The Rare Barrel Soakin' Up Rays $13.99 / 375ml
BA Sour Golden w/ Passion Fruit & Pink Guava

The Rare Barrel Some Beach...$13.99 / 375ml

BA Sour Golden Ale w/ Cherry, Strawberry & Raspberry

The Rare Barrel Tale of Two Persimmons...$14.99 / 375ml
BA Sour Golden Ale w/ Hachiya & Fuyu Persimmons

Short Throw Brewing Pineapple Squeeze

Short Throw Brewing Pineapple Squeeze...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
IPA with Pineapple

7% ABV

Omnipollo Fatamorgana Quadruple IPA

Omnipollo Decuple Fatamorgana Quadruple IPA...$6.99 / 16oz can
Quadruple India Pale Ale. Decuple Dry hopped.
12% ABV

Monday, November 16, 2020

Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon

We have about 10 cases on hand.
We are told that will probably be it for 2020.
No more until next year

Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon...$39.99
Compare to $42.99 at Total Wine and More

You’ll want to savor the taste of this premium Single Barrel again and again. It’s complex, full-bodied and surprisingly smooth with a delicate, long finish that’s unbelievably mellow. Drink straight up or on the rocks. 100 proof. 50% alcohol/volume.

Benchmark Old No. 8 Bourbon

Believe it or not - Benchmark is now allocated - we will get an allocation every once and awhile.
Basically anything from Buffalo Trace is going on allocation!

Benchmark Old No. 8 Bourbon...$9.99 / 750ml
Benchmark Old No. 8 Bourbon...$15.99 / 1.75 liter

Named after the McAfee brothers who surveyed a site just north of Frankfort in the late 1700s, this rye recipe bourbon is yet another label that honors the storied history of the Distillery and the land it sits on.

The nose bears caramel notes with a delicate stone-fruit backdrop. A robust and sturdy palate with some fine leather notes mingling with dry tobacco, a touch of oak and a hint of dried cherries. The finish is smooth and calming.

Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley

Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley...$54.99
Head Distiller Adam Hannett has individually selected casks to showcase the classic, floral and elegant Bruichladdich house style. Made from 100% Scottish barley, trickle distilled, then matured for its entire life by the shores of Loch Indaal in premium American oak, it is a testament to the quality of our ingredients.

Cocktail Courier Party Can Triple Spice Margarita

Cocktail Courier Party Can Triple Spice Margarita...$25.99 / 1.75 liter
Margaritas in the winter?!? We like breaking the rules, particularly with this spiced margarita! Made with 100% blue weber agave tequila, fresh lime juice, premium orange liqueur, and subtle spices from real ginger, cinnamon and chili pepper, the Triple Spice Margarita puts the world’s most popular cocktail in the palm of your hand with 12 full-sized cocktails in one can, with a resealable lid. Party Can is shelf-stable for up to 6 months.
Perfect for every occasion, the Party Can will have you drinking craft cocktails in seconds.
Chill. Shake. Party!

Nikka Whisky back in stock

Nikka Whisky back in stock

Nikka Coffey Still Grain Whisky...$62.99
"This grain whisky is distilled in a "Coffey Still", which is a very traditional and rare patent still Nikka imported from Scotland in 1963. The Coffey still produces a complex whisky with a mellow and sweet taste originating from the grain itself. Please enjoy the uniqueness of this whisky which Nikka offers to the connoisseurs.
NOSE: Notes of tropical fruits, coconut and banana.
PALATE: A rich, soft, sweet flavor with a hint of vanilla wafer.
FINISH: A delicate finish with a touch of honeyed citrus.
VARIETY: Single Grain

Nikka Coffey Still Malt Whisky...$69.99
The Nikka Coffey Malt is the result of a unique distillation process in “Coffey” type column stills, which are normally used for grain whisky production. This rare 100% malt bottling offers a surprisingly rich texture.