Saturday, August 28, 2021

2020 Ornato Pinot Grigio


Best value in Pinot Grigio
2020 Ornato Pinot Grigio...$12.99

This Pinot Grigio is grown at the foot of the remains of what was once the stunning villa of the della Scala family, one of the most influential families in Verona from the early 1200's to the late 1300's. In Italian, Ornato means ornate or adorned. This label celebrates the beautiful, complex taste of the Della Scala family and the Gothic art of that period.

Color: Brilliant straw colored wine with golden reflections.
Bouquet: Fresh and floral bouquet with a hint of pears, apricots and bananas blended with the intense aroma of acacia flowers.
Taste: Fresh and inviting with bright fruit and an easy drinking style with a pleasing hint of almonds in the aftertaste.

The agriculture is sustainable. No chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides are used.
Hand harvested
100% Pinot Grigio

Seafood dishes, risottos with scampi, spaghetti with clams, sole in white wine.

Belle Meade Cask Strength Reserve Bourbon

Belle Meade Cask Strength Reserve Bourbon...$54.99
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  • 54.15% ABV
  • 108.3 proof
Belle Meade Bourbon Cask Strength Reserve is a premium full strength whiskey created to quench the growing demand for well-aged, higher proof bourbon.
We taste every barrel in our inventory and reserve the ones that taste good enough to be a Single Barrel but don't have a high enough proof to be a Single Barrel. We batch these reserve barrels with others barrels in our inventory that raise the proof of the batch while accentuating the flavors of those reserve barrels. When blended together, these barrels of well-aged bourbon create a product that is greater than the sum of its individual parts.
Each small batch of our Reserve is comprised of just seven of these exceptional barrels.
Belle Meade Bourbon Cask Strength Reserve is a bold bourbon for those who appreciate whiskey straight from the barrel. Try it neat, on the rocks, with a splash of water, or use it to kick the flavor of your favorite cocktail up a few notches

Friday, August 27, 2021

Terralto Tequila

From legendary tequila maker Felipe Camarena, at distillery El Pandillo, Terralta Tequila is made from estate-grown, hand-harvested blue weber agave, using his 80+ year old proprietary family yeast and estate deep well water, creating a truly unforgettable tequila. Terralta does not use diffusors or add anything that is not natural which could change the natural flavor and aromas of their spirits.

Terralta Tequila Blanco...$47.99 / 750ml

Terralta Tequila Reposado...$53.99 / 750ml

Terralta Tequila Anejo...$53.99 / 750ml

Selva Rey White Rum -- From Bruno Mars!

From Bruno Mars!

SelvaRey White Rum...$31.99
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The base spirit of some of the greatest and most delicious cocktails — Mojitos, Cuba Libres, Mai Tais, Daiquiris — has historically been undrinkable on its own. We set out to change all that. We decided to make a white rum fine enough to sip on the rocks, but that would elevate, rather than bring down, a great drink.

A three-year-old rum brings the youth and vibrancy of fresh-cut sugarcane which is rounded out with notes of caramel and butterscotch from a mature five-year-old rum. This blend is delicately charcoal-filtered to remove the color, leaving elegance in its place.

94 points Tasting Panel — Highest rated white rum ever
Fifty Best — Double Gold Medal

New Fernet from California!

A Dry And Grassy Fernet That Slaps You In The Face — In A Good Way.

Geijer Spirits California Fernet...$35.99 / 750ml

Our Fernet will make its mark on the current amari landscape. It is rich and complex, yet not overpowering. It is grassier and less sweet than other Fernets on the market, and its 21 roots, herbs and spices are playfully balanced for the drinker. The botanicals are macerated for months and the final product rests in tanks until it has reached bottling mellowness. A dry and grassy Fernet that slaps you in the face — in a good way. BASE: Neutral Grain Spirit (Corn) Ingredients: Though the recipe is a secret, we can share that our Fernet contains Cinchona bark and Gentian root amongst the bittering agents. The roots, herbs and spices were intentionally selected to create a harmonious, yet challenging everyday Fernet.

40% ABV

Licor 43 Horchata

Licor 43 Horchata...$23.99 / 750ml
The delicate fusion of the traditional horchata from Valencia & Licor 43 Original makes a deliciously light, silky Spanish liqueur: the extraordinary Licor 43 Horchata.
16% ABV

Ravenswood Icon Sonoma County Red

2013 Ravenswood Icon Sonoma County Red...$19.99
Regular price $39.99

A twisted, youthful nod to Sonoma County's past, this liquid tribute holds 33% Zinfandel and 33% Petite Sirah plus smaller amounts of Carignane and Alicante Bouschet. Violet and lavender aromas come atop big, leathery, syrupy black fruit with a sizable presence of grip. In the end, there's harmony and understanding.
Rated 91/100 Wine Enthusiast

2 from the New York Times 20 under $20 summer wines.

Folk Machine California White Light 2019...$12.99 / 750 ml

Some wines have cute animals on their labels. Others have pastoral scenes, or a drawing of a chateau. This wine has a bunch of light bulbs, fitting for a wine that’s all brightness and light. It’s an unlikely blend of tocai friulano from Mendocino, riesling from Arroyo Seco, verdelho from Suisun Valley and sauvignon blanc from Potter Valley, that’s brisk and lively, with floral and herbal aromas and flavors. Folk Machine, a label from Kenny Likitprakong’s Hobo Wine Company, specializes in moderately priced, easygoing bottles that are nonetheless interesting. You can never have too many of those. -Eric Asimov NYT

Ampeleia I.G.P. Toscano Rosso Unlitro 2020...$17.99 / Liter bottle

I love this wine. I wrote about the 2018 vintage last year, but it’s well worth revisiting. This bottle, from the Tuscan coast, is a blend of alicante nero, as grenache is called in that area, with mourvèdre, carignan, sangiovese and alicante bouschet. The blend doesn’t seem particularly Italian, yet has a specifically Tuscan quality of sweet-bitter earthy, cherry flavors. It’s fragrant and graceful, and would take well to a light chill. -Eric Asimov NYT

George Remus / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon High Rye

Our lasted single barrel selection is a CASK STRENGTH High Rye Bourbon from George Remus that is 5 years old

Forsyth - in stock
Rock Hill - this afternoon
New Ballas - Saturday
Lamp and Lantern - Saturday

George Remus / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon High Rye...$54.99
Compare to $62.99 at Total Wine and More for their single barrel
  • Cask Strength 122.3 proof
  • Barreled in 2016 - around 5 years old
  • Barrel No. 454
  • Cooperage - Speyside
  • Storage - single story, steel building
  • Yield 212 bottles

Mashbill: "high rye"
  • 60% Corn
  • 36% Rye
  • 4% Barley Malt

Remus Repeal Reserve V Bourbon

Scored 30 more bottles today!!

New Limited Release- Fifth Edition

Remus Repeal Reserve V Straight Bourbon Whiskey...$79.99
  • 9%   2005 Bourbon 21% Rye
  • 5%   2006 Bourbon 36% Rye
  • 19% 2006 Bourbon 21% Rye
  • 13% 2008 Bourbon 21% Rye
  • 54% 2008 Bourbon 36% Rye

Great Divide Pumpkin Spice Yeti

Great Divide Pumpkin Spice Yeti....$9.99 / 19.2oz can
When the air gets crisper and the foliage turns brilliant shades of red and orange, the Yeti yens for a libation that captures the quintessential flavors of fall. Rich, roasty with added layers of decadent sweetness, Pumpkin Spice Yeti is brewed with seasonal spices and a unique selection of coffee from our friends at Pablo’s Coffee. Pairs perfectly with hayrides, pumpkin carving and leaf peeping.
ABV: 9.5% 

Food Pairing: Halloween candy

Boulevard Brewing Space Camper Major Volta Imperial IPA


Boulevard Brewing Space Camper Major Volta Imperial IPA...$11.99 / 6pk cans
From the deepest recesses of space, she came. Though it was foretold that one day an imperial IPA would arrive with insurmountable cosmic hop power, our palates were little prepared. Behold, as the balance of light (juicy fruit) and dark (dank and resinous) interplay, creating a nebula of flavor and aroma, heretofore unknown in our galaxy.

Ommegang / Firestone Walker Neon Giants Hazy IPA

Ommegang / Firestone Walker Neon Giants Hazy IPA...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Astronomically Hazy IPA
Collab with Firestone Walker
Made with New Zealand Hops
6.5% ABV

Hops from around the planet explode in this juicy supernova, a collaboration with our stellar friends at Firestone Walker. Tropical fruit aromas deliver at warp speed an exquisite nebula of flavor. Revel in its hazy vastness.

Chateau Coutet St. Emilion Grand Cru Bordeaux

2014 Chateau Coutet St. Emilion Grand Cru Bordeaux....$24.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $34.99

This wine comes from a rare estate, in the same family since 1537, that has never used chemicals in the vineyard. The wine is richly endowed, spicy and juicy with soft tannins and a pure, crisp texture. It is poised, elegant and waiting to age further
Rated 91/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Bodegas Castano Alcaria

2016 Bodegas Castano Alcaria....$6.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $9.99
A custom cuvée made for importer Eric Solomon with Jean-Marc Lafage, the 2016 Alcaria is a blend of 50% Monastrell, 25% Syrah, and the balance Garnacha, brought up in a mix of French and American oak barrels. An incredible value that more than over-delivers, this deeply colored red boasts terrific notes of ripe black fruits, chocolate, smoked herbs, and graphite. With full-boded richness and a sexy, opulent style on the palate, it opens up nicely in the glass and should keep for 2-4 years.
Rated 91/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Domaine Giraud Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition

2017 Domaine Giraud Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition...$29.99
$44.99 is the Lowest price on Wine-Searcher
Coming in (rating-wise) right where I projected it would last year, Giraud's 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape is a terrific example of a cuvée tradition. At 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre, it's a pretty typical blend yet one that exceeds expectations. It's full-bodied, plush and velvety, showing ample ripeness—raspberries, cherries, and stone fruit—without going over the top into cooked fruit. No, it doesn't show that much complexity at this age, but some of that will emerge over the next decade or so. 2019 - 2032
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate
I loved the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape, and I’d certainly be happy with a case in the cellar. Offering a pure, elegant, incredibly Grenache-driven profile of sweet black raspberries, incense, violets, and garrigue, it’s medium to full-bodied, ethereal, and elegant on the palate. It’s already hard to resist yet will keep for 10-15 years.
Rated 93/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Craggy Range Te Muna Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

2016 Craggy Range Te Muna Single Vineyard Pinot Noir...$25.99
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Save $10

Lovely ripe red cherry, dark plum and raspberry perfume with a note of cinnamon and smoke. There’s good texture here and some layers of complexity running from savory to violet. Fresh and elegant.
Rated 95/100 Decanter Magazine
Dark, fleshy blackberry and black cherry flavors are intense and concentrated, with notes of fresh earth, forest floor and white pepper on a velvety frame. Hints of black tea linger on the finish. Drink now through 2030. 8,200 cases made, 700 cases imported.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Spectator
An attractive, fresh and alluring pinot noir that has plenty of forthright ripe cherry and plum fruit aromas and flavors. Assertive but charming on the palate. Neat wine.
Rated 92/100 James Suckling

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Monkey Shoulder Monkey Mixer


They will still be on hand to taste Monkey Shoulder without the mixer.

We hope to reschedule at another time!

Monkey Shoulder Monkey Mixer 
is coming to The Wine and Cheese Place

come join us on Saturday!
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105

Monkey Mixer at Forsyth on Saturday, 8/28 from 1 – 2:30pm.
We are excited to have them visit our store.  Come by for a sample!

  • The Monkey Mixer is The Ultimate Cocktail Experience, a concrete mixer converted into the World's Largest Cocktail shaker, offering a fun and impressive way mix up some Monkey Shoulder drinks
  • The capacity for the Mixer is the equivalent of 12,000 bottles of Monkey Shoulder
  • The drum of the Monkey Mixer can hold up to 2,400 gallons of liquid.
  • We created the Mixed-Up Monkey cocktail, a playful spin on a Tom Collins, as our signature drink for the Mixer. The cocktail includes Monkey Shoulder, mint simple syrup, lemon juice and soda, for a refreshing twist on a classic.

Take a look at this video on the Monkey Mixer!

Suerte Tequila Extra Anejo Single Barrel

Extra Anejo aged 8 years!!! Most extra Anejo Tequilas are not aged this long!!
Extra Añejo tequila must be aged a minimum of three years in oak barrels.    

Amazing price!!

Suerte Tequila Extra Anejo Single Barrel...$69.99
Compare to $104.99 at Total Wine and More
  • Limited Edition
  • Single Barrel
  • Aged 8 years in charred American Oak Whiskey Barrels

Hand picked 100% blue weber agave slow-roasted for 52 hours
100% tahona crushed blue weber agave for 16 hours

Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal San Pedro Taviche

Great price!!!  Super Sale!

Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal San Pedro Taviche...$69.99
Lowest price on Wine Searcher is $119.99
Compare to Total Wine and More at $129.99

Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal brings you the limited edition Vino de Mezcal series made in a remote mountain valley of Ocotlan, Oaxaca. Taviche gets is unique changing flavor from the blending of three various wild agaves: Espadin, Tobala, and Tobasiche or Tepextate. The earth roasted hearts are ground by two men using giant mallets, fermented naturally by airborne microbes, and distilled slowly twice in a tiny 150 liter copper still. Taviche has many layers of dried sweet fruit (dates and raisins), hazelnuts, sweet cedar and a hint of standing in a chocolate mist. In the background are dark herbaceous hints of dried tarragon and a bit of nutmeg.