Saturday, March 20, 2021
Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat 100 Hazy Session Ale...$8.99 / 6pk
Lively and refreshing, Unfiltered Wheat 100 is a low-calorie version of fan-favorite, Unfiltered Wheat Beer, with a lighter body, zippier aroma, with just a hint of citrus flavor.
Left Hand St. Vrain Tripel...$9.99 / 6pk cans
A Belgian-style golden ale with intricate aromas of fruit & spice.
The usually tranquil St. Vrain River flows out of the Rocky Mountains, winding peacefully alongside our brewery. But, what at first appears benevolent can manifest into something fierce and mighty. Named after the river that brought our hometown's great flood in 2013, St. Vrain is designed to pay homage to classic Belgian Tripels while also adding a uniquely local twist. Colorado barley creates a subtle malt sweetness and American hops bring rich herbal and floral aromatics, both perfectly complimenting the warm spice and fruit character of the Belgian yeast. What at first looks innocent, light in color and body, suddenly swells up with a strong current of aroma and flavor, and a 9.3% ABV.
A treasure trove of tropical fruit & citrus from El Dorado, Galaxy, Citra, Comet & Cascade hops.Deep in Eldorado Canyon, amidst the soaring sandstone cliffs, our brewers were inspired to create a beer as majestic as the panoramic vistas before them. With hop aromatics as towering as the rock formations, Found Fortune is a hidden trail to hop treasure. Dry-hopped with El Dorado, Galaxy and Citra, this Double IPA boasts a wealth of candied orange, juicy tropical fruits, and fresh-squeezed grapefruit. Take a journey through its haze and find a fortune in every glass. Double IPA
1 bottle of each of the wines below = $119.94
Special Sampler price only $100 / for the 6 bottles
- Cortenova Pinot Grigio delle Venezie....$11.99
- Tenuta di Bibbiano Chianti Classico...$19.99
- Tenuta di Bibbiano Chianti Classico Riserva...$25.99
- Ridolfi Rocchetto Chianti DOCG...$15.99
- Piancornello Rogheto Toscano...$17.99
- Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva....$27.99
2019 Cortenova Pinot Grigio delle Venezie....$11.99
Brilliant straw color with emerald reflections.
Fresh and floral bouquet with a hint of pears, apricots and bananas. Fresh and inviting with bright fruit and an easy drinking style with a pleasing hint of almonds in the aftertaste.
100% Pinot Grigio
Pairings: Pairs well with seafood dishes, risottos with scampi, spaghetti with clams, sole in white wine Perfect also as an aperitif.
2018 Tenuta di Bibbiano Chianti Classico...$19.99
The 2018 Chianti Classico is soft, fruity and floral, all of which makes it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next handful of years. Freshly cut flowers, bright red berry fruit and gently spiced notes all run through this perfumed, gracious Chianti Classico from Bibbiano.
Rated 91/100 Antonio Galloni Vinous Media
2016 Tenuta di Bibbiano Chianti Classico...$25.99
A beam of intense cherry shines through this densely structured red, keeping it defined and energetic. Iron, earth and tobacco flavors add depth as this stays long, with mouthcoating tannins on the finish. Best from 2023 through 2045. 2,500 cases made, 500 cases imported.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator
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.
2018 Piancornello Rogheto Toscano...$17.99
The color is deep ruby red. On the nose there is classic red vibrant fruit and raspberries. Very floral. The palate is dry, sapid, with supple tannins and well balanced with a great acidity.
2015 Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva....$27.99
Compare to $36.99 at Total Wine and More in STL
Black currant, cedar, olive, iron and tobacco aromas and flavors suggest Cabernet in the blend, in a positive sense. This red is fluid, elegant and firmly structured, with fine balance and a long, gripping finish. The taut profile shows the potential for aging. Best from 2022 through 2038. 6,000 cases imported.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator
The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori (made with Sangiovese and a tiny bit of Merlot to soften out the edges) is a linear and broad red wine that would pair with simple meat or pasta dishes. You get tons of fruit here with cherry, blackberry and a touch of soft baking spice woven in on the close. This pretty vintage is focused and sharp in character
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate
Compare to $14.97 at Total Wine and More
TASTING NOTES: The Indian Wells Cabernet is our warm climate ripe, jammy ‘New World’ style of Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine offers dark fruit aromas and flavors. Syrah added an enhanced richness and concentration to the wine.
Blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Syrah
One of our best values in French Cabernet!
2018 Villa des Anges Cabernet Sauvignon...$12.99
Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that was brought up all in tank, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon has solid purity in its blackberry and currant fruits as well as notes of tobacco leaf and underbrush. It's medium-bodied, has good acidity, ample fruit, and is one hell of a bistro wine.
Rated 88-90/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Fresh and medium-bodied, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts pure cassis aromas, a silky texture and hints of mocha on the finish. It's a terrific value for Cabernet Sauvignon—as long as you're happy paying for quality wine and not a fancy appellation.
Rated 88-89/100 Wine Advocate
Friday, March 19, 2021
Empress 1908 Indigo Gin...$35.99
We set out to create an extraordinary cocktail experience that would delight the senses. Micro-distilled in small batch copper-pot stills, Empress 1908 is handcrafted using eight carefully selected botanicals. Our inspiration and ingredients are what make Empress 1908 an exceptional gin. Whether you enjoy a classic Empress & Tonic, or you are a mixologist creating one of our seriously delicious signature cocktails, Empress 1908 Gin transforms any home into a cocktail bar and any cocktail maker (that is you) into an expert creator.
Handcrafted in small batch copper-pot stills, Empress 1908 Gin is a collaboration between Victoria Distillers and the legendary Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. On top of traditional botanicals, we add a signature blend of black tea served at the Empress Hotel and butterfly pea blossom, an exotic herb that balances the traditional citrus notes of gin with a warm herbal earthiness, and gives the gin its natural indigo colour. Empress 1908’s combination of exquisite taste, delicate aroma, soft texture, and remarkable presentation provide the perfect base for a new aesthetic of cocktail creation and enjoyment.
OUR UNIQUE COLOUR
Butterfly pea blossom gives Empress 1908 its distinct indigo hue. Discovered in another bespoke Empress tea blend, the pea blossom imbues the gin with a distinctive earthy note that balances traditional citrus notes and yields a rich pigmentation. This deep indigo hue changes to bright lavender, soft pink, or fuchsia depending on the mixer, adding to the rich sensory experience of enjoying an Empress 1908 cocktail. No artificial colours or stabilizers are used, so while the flavour will last forever, the unique indigo colour will fade over time. Fading is accelerated by exposure to sunlight, so we recommend that you experience each bottle within a year of purchase and store it in a cool, dark place. After all, a gin this beautiful is meant to be enjoyed at its best.
“I wanted to capture the essence of Sir Ernest Shackleton within this whisky.”
– Richard Paterson, Master Blender
Inspired by Sir Ernest Shackleton and his story, Richard Paterson has spent many years perfecting a new whisky.
Shackleton Blended Malt has been expertly crafted by using a recreation of the antique Mackinlay’s as its foundation, combined with the finest Highland malt whiskies.
BASED ON THE
ANTIQUE WHISKY SUPPLIED TO THE 1907 BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION: OUR STORY BEGINS WITH SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON.
Iconic polar explorer, and one of the greatest leaders the world has ever seen. A man whose expeditions are legendary. Driven by the desire to conquer uncharted lands, Sir Ernest embarked on an epic journey to reach the undiscovered South Pole, leading his team on the 1907 British Antarctic Expedition. The extreme conditions saw the Pole slip from their grasp, but they returned as heroes, making headlines around the world after breaking all records to reach 88* South. To bolster team spirit, Sir Ernest had personally ordered 25 cases of ‘Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky’ for the Antarctic expedition. In 2007 eleven bottles of this Scotch which has been hidden underneath the floorboards of the base camp hut for a century, were painstakingly recovered.
World renowned Master Blender, Richard Paterson, brought bottles back to Scotland to uncover the secrets within this lost whisky.
Bell's Oberon...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz bottles
Bell's Oberon...$18.99 / 12pk 12oz Cans
Bell's Oberon...$6.99 / 4pk 16oz Cans
Released late in March each year. One of our favorite and most popular beers! When Oberon arrives, you know it is Spring and baseball season. "An American wheat ale brewed with Saaz hops. Spicy and fruity, Oberon is the color and scent of a summer afternoon." -- Brewery
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Almost exactly 26 years ago in March of 1995 The Cheese Place Chesterfield Baxter/Clayton opened. It is time to move to a new and better location! Get ready, we will update with more information soon! We are still working on our Hampton area location too. We are looking at a few options right now and will update when we know more.
MOVING SALE 3/19 to 3/27
Starts Friday March 19th at 10am!
15% WINE 12 bottles or more*
10% off WINE 1-11 Bottles*
10% off BEER
15% off ACCESSORIES
15% off CHEESE*
10% off FOOD ITEMS*
- No discount on LIQUOR
- No discount on BULK CANDY or NUTS.
- No discount on GIFT BASKETS and GIFT CARDS
- Subject to stock on hand
- No reservations or holds
- No internet sales
- No phone call sales
- All sales FINAL—no returns
* Wines ending in .98 are already fully discounted, no further discount will apply.
* Discounts apply to in-store purchases only.
* Not applicable to internet orders for pickup.
* Discount on cheese applicable to pre-cut pieces only.
March WRC Raffle --
this is what we have so far....more might be added.
WRC - release - watch for emails April 5th **
Purchases will still count through March 31st, but due the Passover holiday we will not send out emails until April 5th until Passover is over.
(as usual, this will be based on the previous 6 months purchases through March 31st Every $300 spent (average $50 per month) counts as a raffle ticket)
- Caribou Crossing
- Maker's Mark 2021 Limited Edition FAE-01
- Woodford Reserve Very Fine Bourbon Limited Edition No. 16
- Elijah Craig Barrel Proof A121
- Larceny Barrel Proof A121
- Henry Mckenna 10 year BIB
- Lagavulin 12 Year Old Cask Strength (we scored just 2 more bottles)
- Blanton's Bourbon
- Weller Special Reserve 750ml
- Weller Special Reserve..1.75ml
- Eagle Rare 10 Year Old
- Sazerac Rye 6 Year Old
- Col. E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon
- Michter's Sour Mash
- Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream (frustrating, this is our first case of 2021)
- Buffalo Trace Bourbon 1.75 liter (frustrating, this is our first case of 2021)
- Woodford Baccarat...$1,999.99 / bottle
Saturday March 20, 2021 is #OrvalDay this year!
We are not doing a tasting this year, but grab some Orval and an Orval glass and enjoy it at home!
Orval Trappist Ale was the first Brett beer to land on US shores, and has become the favorite beer for many star American brewers. ( "Brett" - brettanomyces - is a yeast variety that adds appetizing, sharp acidity and dryness.) Orval sells one beer, brewed to exquisite perfection within the walls of Notre Dame d’Orval Monastery in Belgium. It’s delicious when it leaves the brewery, but also evolves in the bottle for five years or more. Each year we make a donation to charity based on US sales of Orval on Orval Day. This year, our charitable contribution will go to regional US hunger-relief organizations Northwest Harvest and Houston Food Bank. If you drink, buy or sell an Orval Trappist Ale on Orval Day - thanks! #OrvalDay
Orval is often copied but never duplicated! It is the standard!!!
Orval Trappist Ale....$5.49 / 11.2oz bottle
The History of Orval
The Abbey of Orval is located near Florenville, Belgium in the provence of Luxembourg. The present brewery was completed in 1929, at which time the skittle (pin)-shaped bottle and Orval chalice were introduced. (Brewery, bottle, and chalice were all designed by architect Henry Vaes.) In the middle ages, Orval was famous for producing its iron decoration as well as beer. The abbey was gutted by fire in 1252 & repaired, then was destroyed during the French Revolution.
Taste: Sunset-orange color; a fruity and slightly acidic bouquet, firm body, profound hop bitterness, and long, dry finish. Orval is bottled with Brettanomyces, a yeast strain that leads to superb dry complexity and ageworthiness.
Serving Suggestion:Mild semisoft cheese, warm brown bread, fresh pears, steamed mussels, clams in Pernod cream sauce, oysters, smoked salmon and trout, and calamari. Traditionally served in Orval chalices to capture the big bouquet and lovely "Belgian Lace." Excellent with a handmade cigar. Traditionally served in Orval chalices at 55-60 °F.
Also in stock - the Orval Chalice glass...
Orval Chalice Glass...$4.99 each
Sugar Creek Beef Jerky Bloody Mary Flavor...$5.49 / 3oz package
Sugar Creek Beef Jerky Sweet Cherry Pie Flavor...$5.49 / 3oz package
Sugar Creek Beef Jerky Whiskey Flavor...$5.49 / 3oz package
Sagamore Spirit Distiller's Select Tequila Finish...$63.99
We finished our straight rye whiskey in Extra Añejo Tequila barrels. The result is remarkably unique tequila finished whiskey with notes of agave and vanilla on the nose and honey, peppercorn and orange citrus to taste. Pairing tequila and whiskey is always a risky move, but this was a risk worth the reward.
Palate | Rich agave and sweet notes of honey paired with bitter orange, dried fig with floral notes. Spicy peppercorn creates a lasting finish.
Proof | 98 (49% ABV)
Age | 4 – 5 Years
The world’s first and only spirit created from a distillation of Weber Blue Agave (Tequila) and Cognac. The name comes from the well known AGAve plant and VIE, which is “Life” in French.
We begin the process by carefully selecting the best un-aged agave spirits available in Mexico, which are then repositioned to Cognac, France where they are blended with fine French Cognac and redistilled. The last distillation will remove any coloring from the Cognac and leaves us with a crystal clear spirit not unlike Mexico’s popular Blanco Tequilas.
AGAVIE is a spirit unlike any other. The marriage of Agave & Cognac produce a smoothness and a complex flavor. The harshness and edge that is common with most agave spirits does not exist at all in this fine distillation.
Prairie Artisan Ales Moscow Mule Hard Seltzer...$11.99 / 4pk
We are SO excited to get MOSCOW MULE into your hands! At 8.7% ABV, this Double Hard seltzer is meant to drink more like the classic cocktail than a White Claw. It's packed with ginger flavor.
Red Oranges of Sicily
Rossa Amara Amaro d'Arancia Rossa...$37.99
The sicilian bitter that is born of etna's pendants
Amaro AMARA is born, selecting the best peel of “Arancia Rossa di Sicilia IGP”, which we produce in our orange groves, the water of the springs and the wild herbs of Etna. A liqueur that represents the quintessence of Sicily.
THE ORIGINAL BITTER BASED ON RED ORANGES
The “Red Oranges of Sicily IGP” are protagonists of the recipe of AMARA, a fruit unique in the world because it is born in a special volcanic context, characterized by a singular terrain at those latitudes and by strong thermal excursions that condition the growth of plants with extraordinary properties which make the AMARA bottles even more special.
Urban Chestnut Stan Musial #6 American Lager...$7.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
The Musial Family & Urban Chestnut cordially invite you to celebrate the release of #6 Classic American Lager & join us in a toast to our beloved Stan on the 100th anniversary of the year he was born.
Mother's Brewing Chug Chug Suckle Suckle Double NE IPA...$12.99 / 4pk cans
Inspired by the overwhelming embrace of our New England IPA, Sunshine Chugsuckle, Mother’s took the natural next step: a super-juicy double IPA pushing the limits of flavor and aroma. Get a dose of Chug Chug Suckle Suckle, a hazy juice bomb with massive hop aroma of mango, papaya, and citrus fruit, courtesy of an insane amount of Citra, Mosaic, Cashmere, and Centennial hops. A touch of oats and wheat provide a soft, creamy body with a mild sweetness. The flavor and drinkability may say ‘chug,’ but the 10% abv means suckling is the best option. How very like your Mother’s to urge restraint when the beer exhorts indulgence.
PROFILE: Waves of massive hop aroma and flavor suggesting mango, papaya, and citrus fruit supported by a soft and subtly sweet malt body.
Mother's Sunshine Chugsuckle New England IPA....$9.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
Don't like IPAs? Prepare for Mother's to change your mind. This New England style IPA shines a ray of pure sunshine on hop aroma and flavor, with minimal hop bitterness. Sunshine Chugsuckle features intense dank, resiny, and citrus aroma and flavor with a full, creamy mouthfeel. For all the over the top flavor, Chugsuckle possesses an unparalleled drinkability. Grab a glass. You can suckle if you want, but we bet you're gonna chug.
Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Sampler...$15.99 / 12pk mix
3 each of these limited releases that only appear in this pack
UNFILTERED DRY HOPPED
UNFILTERED KIWI WHEAT HAZY AMERICAN CLASSIC
Channeling tropical beach vibes, the Unfiltered Kiwi Wheat bursts with the fruity sweet flavor of kiwi. This tangy and flavorful take on the original explodes with juicy flavor and aroma.
Available only in the Unfiltered Wheat Mixed Pack for a limited time
UNFILTERED GRAPEFRUIT WHEAT HAZY AMERICAN CLASSIC
The Unfiltered Grapefruit Wheat takes the lemon note of the original and adds a layer of refreshing grapefruit, bringing the whole citrus grove to your taste buds. Bright and refreshing with a subtle tartness, this variant is a citrus lover’s dream.
Available only in the Unfiltered Wheat Mixed Pack for a limited time
Walnut River Warbeard Irish Red...$9.99
There is a caramel and toffee-like sweetness when you first taste this beer, which slowly fades into a slight dryness in the finish. Holding it up to the light, deep ruby highlights emerge, revealing the origins of its name. This is a smooth, malt-focused beer that's almost too easy to drink. It makes you want to come back for more, and low enough in alcohol to allow it.
Ingredients: 2-Row, Caramel 40, Caramel 120 and Chocolate malts. Magnum hops for bittering.
Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz bottles
Super smooth with soft roastiness and mocha notes.
Experience America’s Stout. Milk Stout Nitro is a full sensory experience. Gaze at the mesmerizing cascade of all those tiny Nitro bubbles. Breathe in the aromas of roasted coffee, milk chocolate, brown sugar and vanilla cream. Savor the super smooth Nitro sensation. And, smile as the perfectly pillowy head coats your upper lip. This portable draft beer experience is Good to Go straight from the can or served Like a Pro in a glass. From the bottle, Pour Hard to release the Nitro magic inside.
Crane Brewing Apricot Weiss...$12.99 / 6pk cans
ABV: 4.50% IBU: 4.0
You may be asking yourself why there is a flower on the label of an apricot beer. Well, a tree must blossom in order to fruit. Conversely, this beer blossoms after it is fruited. Juicy, tangy and oh-so perfect, no matter the season.