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Saturday, June 5, 2021

Amrut Bagheera Indian Single Malt Whiskey Sherry Cask Finish


Amrut Bagheera Indian Single Malt Whiskey Sherry Cask Finish...$64.99 / 750ml


Amrut Bagheera is a single malt to cherish. This single malt exhibits vibrant fruity notes with a tone of dried fruits and peach complemented with mild orangey citrus, vanilla and toffee.


Artomaña Xarmant Txakoli 2020


Artomaña Xarmant Txakoli 2020...$25.99 / 4pk 250ml cans

In Spain’s coastal Basque Country, “Xarmant” (char-mant) means ‘charming’ and txakoli is the joyous, light, white wine shared amongst friends with northern Spain’s legendary cuisine. Xarmant is made from the highest quality, sustainably-farmed, estate vineyards from the verdant Amurrio valley in the Basque Country, close to the Bay of Biscay on Spain’s rugged, green northern coast. Its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean creates a unique, ideal microclimate to produce this ‘charming’ wine. 

With low-impact production methods, no refined sugars, no gluten, and no artificial ingredients, Xarmant is the essence of coastal Spain, making the movable feast portable and recyclable.  Drink with everything!

Pali Wine Co Huntington Pinot Noir 2018



We loved the last vintage so much we bought all the 2018 that was available!

Pali Wine Co Huntington Pinot Noir 2018...$18.99 / 750ml
Huntington is crafted from premium Pinot Noir grapes grown on Pali Vineyard, carefully blended to express the unique flavors associated with Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir. This wine is fermented in small lots, punched down up to three times daily during fermentation, the barrel-aged in 20% new French oak for 10 months.

Aromas of juicy blackberry, dried herbs and cured meats. On the palate, flavors of fresh strawberries and raspberries and a variety of baking spices, clove and cinnamon, along with earthy components of black tea and mushroom.

\Rated 93/100 Wine Enthusiast




Perennial Artisan Ale Pontoon Breeze Berliner Weisse with Tea





Perennial Artisan Ale Pontoon Breeze Berliner Weisse with Tea...$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
After a long quarantine, we are ready to hop on a boat and feel the wind in our hair. Lightly soured and brewed with hibiscus, passionfruit, mango, lemongrass, orange peel and rose hips, Pontoon Breeze will take you back to your favorite lake trips. Come get a peek at your new summer crush. Reminds us of picking fruit in grandma’s orchard and skipping stones during never-ending summer. 4.2% abv

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Hallertau Hazy IPA





Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Hallertau Hazy IPA...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
German-Hopped Hazy IPA
ABV 6.7 %

Tasting Notes: tropical fruit, juicy, smooth
We brewed this Hazy Pale Ale with wheat, modern German hops, and Kveik yeast, creating a beer bursting with citrus, tropical fruit, and white wine grape flavors with a dry finish yet restrained bitterness.

Deep Sleep Brewing - Washington Missouri

Deep Sleep Brewing - Washington, Missouri
Fresh batches just arrived!
Deep Sleep brewing was started by Nick Lyons, he is the owner and head brewer. He started the brewery three years ago (but he has been brewing for 9 years) selling only kegs until this year. He started canning this year because of Covid as demand for kegs at bars and restaurants all but disappeared.   
As a family owned local store also fighting our way through 2020, we are excited to stock this new brewery from Missouri and show our local support to another local business.  His production is just around 100 barrels per year (under 1,400 cases per year)








NEW BEER!
Deep Sleep Brewing Patrick's Feeling Hazy IPA....$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
New England Style Hazy IPA --7%ABV

Deep Sleep Brewing Helles Half-Life...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Munich Helles: lager, German Malts, hops, year, and water profile.
4.4% ABV

Deep Sleep Brewing RSIPA Double IPA...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Robust citrus/fruity aroma and flavor. Mild/moderate bitterness. Not for the faint at heart!
10.1% ABV
82 IBUs

Deep Sleep Brewing Train of Four Imperial Stout...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Made with six different specialty malts. Full body, malt forward, chocolate, coffee, and roasted sweetness.
8.1% ABV

HARD CIDER
Deep Sleep Brewing Stage II Hard Apple Cider...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Balance of sweetness, tartness, refreshing and crisp
6% ABV









Isastegi Sagardo Naturala Dry Cider -- BASQUE Cider

It's Hard Cider Season and There's Only 1 Bottle You Need -- Bon Appetit
that bottle is Isastegi -- see article below




Isastegi Sagardo Naturala Dry Cider...$9.99 / 750ml bottle
Isastegi Sagardo Naturala Dry Cider...$14.99 / 4pk cans
Basque Cider
Isastegi is a refreshing, dry natural cider from the verdant mountains of the Basque Country, high above the Bay of Biscay along Spain’s rugged and green northern coast. Innovation meets 500 years of tradition, making the authentic San Sebastián cider experience portable.

Cider has been produced at the Isastegi farm since the 17th century as cider is an integral part of the Basque culture, where it is an everyday drink. Isastegi transcends the cider category, crafting a unique product born of the experience that comes from practices transmitted from generation to generation, paired with innovation. Isastegi cider is produced exclusively with organically-grown, native Basque apples farmed within a 15-kilometer radius of their cider house in Tolosa, in the countryside outside of San Sebastián.

Isastegi is also a founding member of the Gorenak Society and Euskal Sagardoa, a new PDO for Basque natural cider. It was created in 2017 and allows the use of about 115 local apple varieties grown in the Basque Autonomous Community. It certifies both the quality and origin of the apples and cider. Isastegi has also recently gained organic certification by ENEEK (Basque Organic Regulatory Council) and does not add sulfites to their cider at any point during the process.

Basque Sagardo is traditionally served cold, poured into a wide-mouth tumbler from an arm’s length a little bit at a time to give the cider its signature creamy, effervescent mousse.

Vinification – Each lot is fermented separately in stainless steel tanks with native yeasts. After fermentation, each component is tasted for quality, and the lots are blended together in kupelas (old, large oak cider barrels) for several months. Isastegi cider is bottled fresh from barrel without fining or filtration before each shipment.

Apples: A blend of over a dozen native Basque apple varieties, farmed within a 15-kilometer radius of their cider house in Tolosa
Vinification: After fermentation in stainless steel the cider is blended in kupelas (old, large, oak cider barrels) it is bottled fresh and without filtration before each shipment.
Aging: Blended in large, old oak kupela barrels
Farming: Certified Organic by ENEEK (Basque Organic Regulatory Council)
SO2: No added sulfites, less than <5 mg/l total


Article about Isastegi from Bon Appetit Magazine!
It's Hard Cider Season and There's Only 1 Bottle You Need -- Bon Appetit
It's extremely affordable and not sweet at all.
If you think you don't like hard cider, you're probably wrong. Sure, you might not like the syrupy-sweet stuff you accidentally ordered at that one pub that one time, but calling off cider as a whole, just because you don't like one kind? That's ridiculous. Ciders you get on tap at your average bar are probably of the English style, but there's more out there. To shed that negative association you have with sweet ciders, take a step into the world of Basque cider. It will change you.

Basque Country lies in northern Spain, and yeah, this is the region where Basque cider originated. Ciders of this style (which aren't all necessarily made in Spain) aren’t like the traditional English-style ciders you’ve most likely tried before, if you've had Strongbow or Woodchuck. Basque cider is bone-dry, acidic, and funky as hell, which means that if you’re generally into kombucha, natural wine, or sour and wild ales, you’ll be all about this stuff. If you're not, you will be soon.

Basque cider goes through a completely natural fermentation process, where no yeast is added, which creates that funky flavor. It tastes something like Granny Smith apple juice that was left in a barn for a few days (in a very, very good way), and it’s exceptionally versatile when it comes to food pairing, complementing the flavors of a buttery roasted chicken just as well as intricate curries or fatty fried fish tacos.

And yes, I have a recommendation for a bottle to pick up. Isastegi Sidra Natural is where you should start.  This still, lip-smacking cider isn’t just delicious. It’s welcoming, too. Isastegi is Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or Picasso or Tabasco or The Ramones. It’s the thing that gets you into craft beer or modern art or hot sauce or punk. But it’s made from Spanish apple juice, blended in large wooden barrels, and leads to serious cider curiosity. It grabs hold of your shoulders, looks through your eyes and into your soul, and gently says, “There is more for you to explore. Go.”
I should also mention that it’s affordable. Like, way more affordable than you’d think. A 750ml bottle will run you somewhere between 8 and 10 bucks, which makes it a perfect contender for a by-the-case pick-up. Never buy just one bottle. You will want two. Or 12.

But it’s what you do once you have the bottle that makes the experience special. There’s a specific way that Basque ciders like Isastegi are traditionally poured. It might seem intimidating, but trust me, you’ll get the hang of it immediately. Start pouring the bottle low, then slowly raise the bottle as high as you can, until you get to about a meter or two (your wingspan) between the glass and bottle. The whole point is to get that cider as frothy as possible when it hits the glass, essentially carbonating it via force. And make sure not to fill up your glass. The Spaniards only pour about three or four sips at a time, pouring frequently and with gusto.

Its flavor is life-changing and exciting. You can buy it by the case, without worrying about acquiring new debt. You can drink it while you’re eating just about anything. And you pour it in a way that is 1) impressive and 2) a damn good time. Basically, Isastegi Sidra Natural is here to party. And I’ll be RSVP’ing “Hell yes.”

Ron Dominicano Barcelo Imperial Rum



Ron Dominicano Barcelo Imperial Rum...$26.99
Result of the finest selection of cane in the Caribbean. Noble Family Reserve born from a rigorous respect for time and traditions. Result of the finest selection of cane in the Caribbean. Noble Family Reserve born from a rigorous respect for time and traditions.
High range rum whose quality lies in several key factors: monitoring sugar cane production, the use of the purest water, ageing in American white oak barrels with previous used in bourbon in ideal climatic conditions found in the Dominican Republic.

Tasting notes:  Bright copper-amber color. Aromas of buttercream, dried cherries, intense vanilla, pineapple jam and caramelized walnuts followed smoothly by a dry fruity lush medium body, full of depth and balance. Ending on a note of carrot cake, kola nut, mocha and a strong toasted flavor that slowly fades.



Heavy Seas Beer Drink Lo Cal Hazy Key Lime IPA




Heavy Seas Beer Drink Lo Cal Hazy Key Lime IPA...$9.99 / 6pk cans
Packed with juicy hops and key lime, Drink Lo-Cal IPA has all the haze, without the hefty calories. At only 4 carbs and 95 calories, you don’t have to compromise! Refreshingly juicy and hoppy—it’s easy for flavor to still come first. Wherever you are, you’re a local when you Drink Lo-Cal!
Style: Hazy IPA w/ Key Lime
ABV: 4%

Friday, June 4, 2021

High Noon Hard Seltzer







High Noon Hard Seltzer Original ...$15.99 / 
8 Pack Variety
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Made with real vodka, real juice and sparkling water. Only 100 calories, no sugar added and gluten free. Try all of our sun soaked flavors, now available in variety packs.

Grab an 8 pack of High Noon for on-the-go enjoyment. 
Variety 8 pack includes: 2 Pineapple, 2 Grapefruit, 2 Watermelon and 2 Black Cherry cans.


High Noon Hard Seltzer Tropical Edition ...$15.99 / 8 Pack Variety
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Our Limited Edition Tropical Variety Pack takes you and your friends for an afternoon of island-hopping. Tropical 8 Pack includes: 2 Watermelon, 2 Mango, 2 Passionfruit and 2 Pineapple cans.

Amarula Vanilla Spice Cream Liqueur



Amarula Vanilla Spice Cream Liqueur...$21.99 / 750ml

a flavored cream liqueur that won World’s Best Cream Liqueur at the 2020 World Liqueur Awards.

Amarula Vanilla Spice is a nod to our African heritage, made from sustainably sourced ingredients: Madagascan vanilla extract; a bold kick of Nigerian ginger; and the rich, sun-ripened marula fruit. We’ve added other warm, sweet spice notes for a smooth, flavourful sip.

Serve it as is or with hot drinks like coffee or a milky latte. It’s also the perfect addition to an Ice Cream Sundae or baked dessert. Enjoy it in your own time and in your own way – as a winter warmer on a cool day; to spice up a dinner party, or on a night out in good company.

TEMPRANILLO SAMPLER PACK


TEMPRANILLO
Also known as Tinta del País, Aragonez, Tinta Roriz, Tinto de Toro, Tinto Fino, Cencibel, and Ull de Llebre

Tempranillo is a black grape variety widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. Its name is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano ("early"), a reference to the fact that it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes. Tempranillo has been grown on the Iberian Peninsula since the time of Phoenician settlements. It is the main grape used in Rioja, and is often referred to as Spain's noble grape. The grape has been planted throughout the globe's wine regions.

In 2015, Tempranillo was the fourth most widely planted wine grape variety worldwide with 232,561 hectares (574,670 acres) under vine, of which 87% was in Spain where it is the most planted red grape variety.


Tempranillo is an early ripening variety that tends to thrive in chalky vineyard soils such as those of the Ribera del Duero region of Spain. In Portugal, where the grape is known as Tinto Roriz and Aragonez, it is blended with others to produce port wine. -- Info from Wikipedia


TEMPRANILLO SAMPLER PACK
One of each of the wines below = $131.94
Special Sampler price = $115.00
Save almost $17!
  1. 2019 Tiza La Mancha Tempranillo...$11.99
  2. 2018 Finca Sobreno Toro Crianza....$19.99
  3. 2012 Vinestral Rioja Crianza...$9.99
  4. 2019 Jackpot Vinho Regional Lisboa Red Blend...$9.99
  5. 2016 Muga Rioja Reserva...$29.99
  6. 2017 Booker Vineyard Tempranillo...$49.99




2019 Tiza La Mancha Tempranillo...$11.99
100% Tempranillo
Tiza means ‘chalk’ - an ode to the soil. The one-foot-deep topsoil is composed of sand and red clay, blended with chunks of pure chalk. Another layer of chalk mixed with sand lies under the soil. The best Cencibel (Tempranillo) vineyards are selected for Tiza. Most are bush vines at 700 meters above sea level with an average age of 30+ years.
This 100% Tempranillo is fermented like a Rhone style red, with whole berry skin contact. Juicy, clean & fresh, with aromas and flavors of ripe black fruit, blueberries, black cherries and hints of dark chocolate. Full bodied with a solid texture, velvety tannins and a slightly sweet, creamy finish. Tiza Tempranillo is a perfect example of bang for the buck!
This Tempranillo pairs well with charcuterie (like Jamón Serrano), Manchego cheese and paella – just think ‘Tapas and Tempranillo’!


2018 Finca Sobreno Toro Crianza....$19.99
100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo)
The wine boasts a deep-red cherry color with purple tones at the edges and offers intense aromas of black berries with toasted nuances from the oak. Balsamic and spicy underscore. It is powerful and flavorful on the palate with very fine and ripe tannins. A long and persistent aftertaste.
Pairs well with any type of meat, bird, roasts, cheeses, seafood in sauces or pasta.


2012 Vinestral Rioja Crianza...$9.99
100% Tempranillo

Viñestral is crafted by Bodegas Marqués de Reinosa, a quality-conscious cooperative founded in the town of Autol (Rioja Baja) in 1956. The wines are great values, offering plenty of classic Rioja character in a ripe and satisfying style that is sure to please.
Tasting Notes: Offers plenty of red and black cherry fruit, with complex spice notes. Well balanced, with soft supple tannins and a persistent finish. Serve With: Soft and fruity enough to be enjoyed on its own, this versatile red is also excellent with tapas and a wide range of red meats.


2019 Jackpot Vinho Regional Lisboa Red Blend...$9.99
75% Aragonez (Tempranillo) and Castelao
Made exclusively from indigenous Lisboan grapes, this easy-drinking, good-looking, well-balanced Portuguese wine will quickly become the talk of the town. The grapes ripen slowly producing a rich, juicy wine loaded with red fruits. Well balanced and delicious. We bet you you’ll like it.  Lisbon has always been about discoveries. The Atlantic Ocean gave the city every reason to explore, learn from, and engage with other cultures. It also gave it every reason to be the strength of Portugal’s empire that spread across the world. Jackpot is but one more treasure from the land of discovery. In honor of one of Europe’s oldest casinos still in operation (since 1931), The Casino of Estoril, Jackpot is about calling on our history and our future.

2016 Muga Rioja Reserva...$29.99
70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 10% Mazuelo & Graciano

This is really tight and powerful with gorgeous tannins and solid fruit. Full body. Tight and composed. Wet earth, smoked meat and hints of black truffles. Very long and powerful. Wonderful length. Real Rioja. One of the top best-value, high-quality reds in Spain. Drink or hold
Rated 95/100 James Suckling
The largest volume of the Muga winery is for the red blend 2016 Reserva, a wine that is sold as 2016 Crianza in Spain (for commercial reasons). This has the Muga style and the imprint of the cool and fresh 2016 vintage, one of the best vintages of recent years. 2016 is also a year of harmony and freshness that reminds me a little of the 2010. But the Muga family thinks it's somewhere between 2010 and 2011, because for them 2011 is not so warm, even if it generally produced quite ripe wines. It has a mixture of red and black fruit with sweet spices that are very integrated and in harmony. The palate is silky and clean, and the tannins are round and gentle. A delicious Reserva/Crianza.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate


2017 Booker Vineyard Tempranillo...$49.99
100% Tempranillo
Along with Epoch, Jensen makes one of the finest Tempranillo out there. The 2017 Tempranillo offers terrific blue fruits, pepper, violets, and spice-driven aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied, with remarkable purity, plenty of classic Tempranillo tannins, and a great finish. It has upfront charm given its balance, yet I suspect it will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age.
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Michter’s US*1 Single Barrel Rye




Michter’s US*1 Single Barrel Rye....$43.99
Compare to $44.99 at Total Wine and More in STL

"Renowned for Rye, America’s first whiskey, since our founding in 1753, we take production of every barrel of Michter’s Rye very seriously. Our US*1 Rye is made from select American rye grain that is sheared to enable the saturation of more flavor during fermentation. It is then aged in a heated warehouse. This premium rye has hints of light spice, black pepper, marmalade and plum, spicy grain and light caramel.

Tomatin 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch

 

Only 3 bottles available
Batch #1
Tomatin 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch...$449.99
Cask Type: Matured in a combination of ex-Bourbon and traditional oak casks.
Strength: 46% alc./vol

The Tomatin 30 Year Old delivers fresh aromas of soft fruits, golden honey and smooth white chocolate. On the palate, a fusion of tropical fruits and creamy buttered vanilla mingle in an explosion of sensational mixed spices.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Florio Marsala




VecchioFlorio Dry Marsala...$17.99 / 750ml        

VecchioFlorio Sweet Marsala...$17.99 / 750ml

The classic dessert wine, VecchioFlorio is a versatile wine. This superior marsala, extremely well-known in Italy and abroad, is made from Grillo and Cataratto grapes and aged in old oak barrels for 30 months – well above the requirements of its DOC specification – in the tranquillity of the centuries-old vaults of the Florio Wine Cellars.




Florio Oltre Cento Sweet Marsala...$ 28.99  / 500ml 

Sicilian marsala wine aged in oak barrels for at least 24 months, the latest Florio marsala wine offers a new taste experience. Its hints of raisins and vanilla give us a foretaste of its warm and mellow taste on the palate, with balanced sensations of dried fruit and raisins, which make it perfectly suited to accompany medium-aged cheeses and, especially, pastries and chocolate.

Old Elk Wheated Bourbon Single Barrel

Our next TWCP Single Barrel 
- a rare one too - Old Elk Wheated Bourbon 5 year Old! 


Old Elk Wheated Bourbon Single Barrel....$79.99
TWCP and The St. Louis Bourbon Society
  • 111.3 Proof
  • Aged 5 years
  • Yield - only 132 bottles
  • 51% corn, 45% wheat, 4% malted barley
STRAIGHT WHEATED BOURBON
By using our expertise in creating our delicious flagship bourbon, we tweaked our recipe and upped the wheat and kept the corn at the minimum. The result? A liquid that allows for each ingredient to not only shine on its own, but highlights what happens when success meets craft.
CASK STRENGTH AND READY TO SIP
Old Elk Single Barrels are all about the mashbill, yeast and the barrel itself. Bottled straight out of the barrel, you can proof down to your preference. While each selection will vary in proof, the flavor profile is complex, and also consistent and balanced (a key criteria we look for to ensure the highest-quality single barrels).
The Magic of the Barrel: What to Expect
Single Barrels are perfect for gift-giving because they’re each unique, special and won’t be replicated. During our selection process, many are surprised at the breadth of flavor you can get across varying barrels! It’s the barrel itself that is creating the really great flavors.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Tiza La Mancha Tempranillo







2019 Tiza La Mancha Tempranillo...$11.99
100% Tempranillo
Tiza means ‘chalk’ - an ode to the soil. The one-foot-deep topsoil is composed of sand and red clay, blended with chunks of pure chalk. Another layer of chalk mixed with sand lies under the soil.  The best Cencibel (Tempranillo) vineyards are selected for Tiza. Most are bush vines at 700 meters above sea level with an average age of 30+ years.

This 100% Tempranillo is fermented like a Rhone style red, with whole berry skin contact. Juicy, clean & fresh, with aromas and flavors of ripe black fruit, blueberries, black cherries and hints of dark chocolate. Full bodied with a solid texture, velvety tannins and a slightly sweet, creamy finish. Tiza Tempranillo is a perfect example of bang for the buck!
This Tempranillo pairs well with charcuterie (like Jamón Serrano), Manchego cheese and paella – just think ‘Tapas and Tempranillo’!

Finca Sobreno Toro Crianza

A classic, an old store favorite that we have not seen for a few years!
Back in stock and specatular!



2018 Finca Sobreno Toro Crianza....$19.99
100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo)
The wine boasts a deep-red cherry color with purple tones at the edges and offers intense aromas of black berries with toasted nuances from the oak. Balsamic and spicy underscore. It is powerful and flavorful on the palate with very fine and ripe tannins. A long and persistent aftertaste.
Pairs well with any type of meat, bird, roasts, cheeses, seafood in sauces or pasta.

Laws Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey




Laws Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey...$49.99 / 750ml
Compare to $53.99 at Total Wine and More
After two Colorado family farms grow our heirloom varietals of wheat, barley and rye, our labor-intensive cooking technique brings each grain’s individual character to life, while open-air sour mash adds soulful complexity. After three years in 53-gallon charred oak barrels, influenced by our high-altitude climate, an entirely novel bourbon unfolds.

AROMAS:
Orange blossoms compliment notes of black tea, honey and dusty pepper

FLAVORS:
Pekoe tea, orange peel, cinnamon and vanilla custard. Hints of sweet tobacco and spice lead to a rich, dry finish.

MASH BILL:
60% corn, 20% heirloom wheat, 10% heirloom rye, 10% heirloom malted barley

AGED:
3+ years in new 53 gallon charred oak barrels

ALC/VOL: 47.5%

Amaro Ramazzotti




Amaro Ramazzotti...27.99 / 750ml
In every last drop of an Amaro Ramazzotti you'll find the taste of beauty, a moment to savour. Amaro Ramazzotti is the result of a recipe which has been kept secret for over 200 years. 33 ingredients from across the world: herbs, spices, flowers and fruits are combined to produce a perfectly intense, harmonious flavour. Neat or Mixed, Amaro Ramazzotti will give your moments the taste of Italian Heartiness.

The bitter flavour group provides a gentle bitterness, which is typical of herbal liqueurs. Rhubarb combines particularly well with other ingredients to create a balance of flavours.