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Saturday, March 5, 2022

Heavy Seas Chocolate Volcano Dessert Stout







Heavy Seas Chocolate Volcano Dessert Stout....$11.99 / 6pk
Style: Chocolate Stout
ABV: 9%
Born in our 15bbl brewhouse in 2020, Chocolate Volcano is the newest year round offering. This full-bodied imperial stout pours an opaque, deep mahogany color with a fluffy tan head. The nose is dominated by intense chocolate and hints of roasted coffee beans.

​Chocolate Volcano blasts your tongue with a lava flow of velvety richness. Brewed with imported cocoa powder and cocoa nibs and overflowing with decadent chocolate flavor, you better take cover, Chocolate Volcano erupts all year.

The Balvenie 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch

3 bottles in stock now!




The Balvenie 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch...$1,899.99 / 750ml bottle
compare to $1,999.99 at Total Wine and More in St. Louis

The Balvenie 30 Year Old is a rare and especially fine single malt for which Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE selects only exceptional casks that were laid down over 30 years ago. By marrying The Balvenie slowly, aged in traditional oak whisky casks with that aged in European oak sherry casks, David creates a rich, mellow aged whisky with unusual depth and complexity. 
44.2% ABV

Jameson Bow Street 18 Year Cask Strength

St. Patrick's Day is coming soon!!





Jameson Bow Street 18 Year Cask Strength..$169.99
Compare to $299.99 at Total Wine and More - Fairview Heights, IL

110.2 proof Batch 1/2019
Jameson Bow Street 18 Years is a special blend of rare pot still and grain Irish whiskeys produced at the Midleton distillery. After ageing for almost two decades, these whiskeys are married together and spend their final finishing period in our original home, at the Jameson Distillery Bow Street in Dublin.
Launched in 2018, this whiskey is our rarest release and is bottled once per year, at cask strength.

Perennial 17 Mint Chocolate Stout







Perennial 17 Mint Chocolate Stout....$14.99 / 2pk 16oz cans
17 is an Imperial Stout brewed with huge amounts of chocolate malts, cacao nibs, and mint leaves. This hearty stout boasts 11.5% ABV and big chocolate aromas and flavors with a hint of fresh mint. This beer is perfect for the last cold months of the winter. However, it may be enjoyed right away, or allowed to age in the bottle.

ABV: 11.5%

Old Elk Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey with Pourer

More Olk Elk with Pourer
(gold in color, was the last batch silver in color?)








Old Elk Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey...$46.99
With pourer
compare to $48.49 at Total Wine and More
The Old Elk recipe includes three quality ingredients – malted barley, rye, and corn. By investing in our bourbon and using four times more malted barley than traditional recipes, the bourbon generates sweet, light components. The malted barley, combined with spicy essence of clove from the rye, and the traditional rich bourbon character from the corn, creates the overall robust taste profile.

Tasting Profile - Best for Sipping Whiskey:
Aroma: Sweet vanilla and caramel, clove spice, slight maple, and nutty almond
Taste: Maple syrup, almond, raw bran, chocolate, deep wood, and coconut
Mouthfeel: Smooth and coating with a lasting flavor-

Friday, March 4, 2022

Hey Bartenders! Fee Brothers Classics are Back!

 We have been out of these flavors for a LONG time! In stock now at Kirkwood. 


Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters 5oz...$8.99
Brings a robust nut flavor to the spice rack behind your bar

Fee Brothers Cherry Bitters 5oz...$8.99

A member of the fruit bitter family. Use a few dashes to enhance cocktails with a strong fruit flavor

Fee Brothers Old Fashioned Bitters 5oz...$8.99
A few dashes add a savory zest to a wide variety of cocktails and foods. This highly aromatic product is blended with the finest ingredients for around the world

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Stags' Leap Winery Napa Cabernet Sauvignon-- Half bottle

Classic Cabernet in a HALF BOTTLE





2017 Stags' Leap Winery Napa Cabernet Sauvignon...$19.99 / 375ml
Great price on this half bottle - compare to $29.99 on the winery website

This shows lots of beautiful fruit with blackcurrants and boysenberries and there are also fine tannins that give it form and tension. Medium to full body. Lovely, fine tannins. Pretty intensity of fruit at the finish. Drink or hold.
Rated 93/100 James Suckling

Walter Hansel Cahill Lane Chardonnay







2016 Walter Hansel Cahill Lane Chardonnay......on sale $19.99
Regular price $29.99
Compare to $41.99 at Total Wine and More
The 2016 Chardonnay Cahill Lane gives up loads of honeyed peaches and ripe apple notes with touches of nutmeg, baking bread and marzipan. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with layer upon layer of bread, nut and stone fruit flavors, supported by bright, refreshing acid and a creamy texture, finishing with fantastic length.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Rochioli Sauvignon Blanc- amazing price!


Great wine --- great price!!!



2019 Rochioli Estate Sauvignon Blanc...$24.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $44.99
Compare to $49.99 at Total Wine and More

This white is made from estate grapes grown on different parts of the property, including 64% old vine selection and 14% from hillside plantings. Robust in style, with full-bodied yet subtle power, it offers a wealth of honeysuckle, baked lemon, quince and legume, finishing with just a hint of baking spice
Rated 94/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Beer from Ukraine



Beers from Ukraine



Lvivske 1715 Ukraine Lager...$2.19 / 15.2oz bottle
Lvivske is the oldest Ukrainian beer, which monks began brewing back in 1715. Nowadays, Lvivske has become part of the Ukrainian history. It is a symbol of the epoch and pride of Ukraine.
Lvivske 1715 is a light beer of flawless quality that is based on tercentenary traditions and even more ancient secrets of Lviv brewers. The secrets of the ancient recipe were passed by word of mouth, from father to son. Light hoppy beverage with pure malt aroma and inimitable taste is a true discovery for all who are devoted to classics and ancient traditions.

Lvivske Ukraine Blonde Beer...$2.19 / pint
Lviviske Blonde is a pale lager with pure taste and an aroma of a fermented malty beverage. It has a pleasant hoppy bitterness, excellent tonic properties and perfectly quenches thirst.



Obolon Premium Ukraine Lager...$2.99 / 16.9oz bottle
Obolon Premium is a lager beer that presents an extremely soft and rich taste. Aromatic hops in combination with a special ingredient-rice provide this beer with a distinct flavor and a pleasant bitterness. Especially refreshing and effervescent beer with pronounced taste and palatable bitterness. This is one of the most popular beer due to its mild taste.


Obolon Ukraine Lager...$2.99 / 16.9oz bottle
Obolon Lager is the best ever choice for those who are in love with lager beer. Well-aged beer with nice hops bitterness and flavor. This beer is produced in accordance with classical technology and aged in a cold environment.

Obolon Ukraine Magnat Lager...$2.99 / 16.9oz bottle
Famous Ukrainian Lager brewed with old world recipes, using the finest ingredients.
5.2% ABV

4 Hands Madagascar







4 Hands Madagascar....$19.99 / 22oz
Imperial Milk Stout Brewed with Vanilla Beans and aged in Bourbon Barrels

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Green's Gluten Free Beers

Gluten Free Beer







Green's Gluten Free Quest Tripel Ale....$5.99 / pint
Gluten Free
Fairly light body for beer of this strength; spice and herb nose with flavors of candied fruit. Aromatic, long finish.

Green's Gluten Free Endeavour Dubbel Ale...$5.99 / pint
In the classic dubbel fashion, a hint of dark-sugar and toffee flavor; and a traditional Belgian yeast bouquet.

Green's Gluten Free Enterprise Dry-Hopped Lager...$5.99 / pint
Pale golden in color; the nose is a mix of citrus-floral aroma sensations. Clean with a crisp, light malt taste, but with an herbal, hoppy finish. Body and mouthfeel are light and refreshing.

Green's Gluten Free India Pale Ale...$5.99 / pint
Inviting amber-red color with full body. Aroma is bold hops with herbal and piney notes; flavor is nutty and firmly bitter with hints of caramel.

Off Color Well Fed Sheep Scotch Ale




SCOTCH STYLE ALE BREWED WITH HONEY

Off Color Well Fed Sheep Scotch Ale...$10.99 / 4pk cans

A rich malt, light caramel, and biscuit profile (from as much malt as our brewhouse could hold) is accentuated by a slight alcoholic presence, while distinct honey notes compliment the dry finish. Pale copper on color with only enough hops to balance the huge malt profile.

Scotch Ales focus on malt (and booze) but ferment cooler than most other ales to rein in harsh alcoholic burn and have very low hopping rates. The addition of honey adds a layer of complexion and dries out the finish.

Pale and Melanoidin Malt, Roasted Barley, Nugget Hops, Star Thistle Honey, water
ABV: 5.0%

Crane Brewing Omar Porter






Crane Brewing Omar Porter...$9.99 / 6pk 
(6.0% ABV)
Named after our cat that passed way too soon, Omar is a take on the traditional english porter. The fruity esters compliments the notes of bitter chocolate, licorice, and a hint of caramel sweetness. Almost an acceptable substitution for snuggles with our sweet omar!

Mighty Kind Cannabis CBD Seltzer Cherry Blossom





Mighty Kind Cannabis CBD Seltzer Cherry Blossom...$13.99 / 4pk 12oz
NEW Cherry Blossom seltzer. Organic botanical flavor with a fun fruity essence. Each can contains 20mg of CBD. Sugar-free, no calories, gluten-free.

Prairie Artisan Ales Thai Delight Treat





Prairie Artisan Ales Thai Delight Treat...$4.69 / 12oz can
Prairie Artisan Ales Thai Delight Treat...$16.99 / 4pk 12oz cans

Sour Ale with Mango, flaked rice, and coconut cream
OHHH BABY. Thai Delight is the first beer in our TREAT series, which'll bring you big, sweet, indulgent flavors ALL YEAR LONG (quarterly). This one is inspired by Mango Sticky Rice -- one of our favorites. It's SO delicious with a rich, sumptuous mouthfeel and THAT COLOR.

Main & Mill Nukes, Knives, & Sharp Sticks DDH Triple IPA





Main & Mill Nukes, Knives, & Sharp Sticks DDH Triple IPA....$4.29 / 16oz cans
Main & Mill Nukes, Knives, & Sharp Sticks DDH Triple IPA....$14.99 /4pk 16oz cans

Nukes, Knives, & Sharp Sticks 10.1% Triple IPA w/ Citra, Eureka, Bravo, and Lotus hops
***Artist Series***
Huge IPA with over 5lbs of hops per barrel…double dry-hopped with a blend of the Citra, Eureka, Bravo, and Lotus hops leading toward citrus, tropical, with lighter notes of pine. Its big, hop forward, boozy, and perfect to enjoy while watching your favorite Alien movie.

Artist Series: Gabe Bridwell


Blue Note Juke Joint TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon



Our second barrel!
40th Anniversary Edition!

In stock at Forsyth now
Kirkwood this afternoon
other two locations on Thursday





Blue Note Juke Joint TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon....$39.99
118.4 Proof
Unfiltered and Uncut

Barrel #17186
Mash Bill: 70% corn, 21% rye, and 9% malted barley


Blue Note Juke Joint Survivor Barrels
In June of 2019, the rickhouse that stored much of Blue Note’s inventory collapsed in a terrible summer storm, spilling thousands of barrels and millions of dollars into the muck and mud. Most of the barrels were destroyed by the incredible force of nearly 10 million pounds crumbling six stories to the ground.

We thought all was lost, but a special few somehow survived the disaster. Surviving the collapse, however, turned out to be only the beginning of the barrels’ journey.

For the next four months, the barrels were left exposed to the elements before the wreckage could be properly assessed and cleaned up. In these ensuing months, the sweltering summer heat bore down upon the barrels day after day, darkening the outside and forcing the bourbon inside incredibly deep into the oak. Several thunderstorms passed through as well, pummeling the barrels for days, causing their bands to later rust and break. As summer faded into fall, the nights grew colder, forcing the whiskey back out of the now worn oak. After the wreckage was cleaned up and every barrel was assessed, the company found that indeed some had survived.

Like these barrels, we have all faced incredible hardships across the course of the pandemic as the safety, stability, and comfort of the shelter we took for granted collapsed all around us. In an effort to celebrate life and perseverance, we have curated from our special lot of survivor barrels a select few barrels to release to the market under our new Blue Note Bourbon Uncut label. Going forward, not every barrel of Blue Note Bourbon Uncut will be a survivor barrel. Therefore, if you want to taste a truly rare bourbon with an even rarer story, we encourage you to try a bottle of this year’s 2021 survivor barrel release.

TWCP feature in the Ladue News!

Check out this article about TWCP family in the Ladue News!




The Wine & Cheese Place Uncorks New Concept Coming to St. Louis This Spring
Bryan Hollerbach
Ladue News


Cheers! Sláinte! Za zdorovie!
No matter how they phrase it, area connoisseurs of bibulous bliss may well drink a toast in 2022 to The Wine & Cheese Place, which is turning 40.

When TWCP opened in 1982, three metro area barflies sitting elbow to elbow to elbow potentially were sipping a lime-wedged Corona (introduced to the U.S. three years before), a glass of white zinfandel (just entering its heyday in the ’80s) and a sloe gin fizz (about which, the less said, the better).

Times certainly have changed, as Vijay Shroff likely would attest. Shroff assumed ownership of TWCP less than a year before the arrival of COVID-19 – a circumstance seemingly designed to transform a teetotaler into a tippler.

To misquote a proverbial phrase, though, when life gives you lemons, make limoncello – and Shroff, in his debut as owner, seems to have done just that. “The first two-plus years have been a fulfilling whirlwind,” he says. “The company could not have prospered during the challenges of the past two years without the amazing group of employees I am lucky to work with.

“Of all the things we’ve accomplished together, I am most proud of opening our two new stores – [Town and Country’s] Lamp & Lantern Village and Kirkwood – which have elevated our game to the next level.” TWCP also operates in Clayton and Creve Coeur.

Shroff says he is humbled, personally, to be stewarding such a local retail institution as it celebrates its 40th year in business: “It’s an honor to shepherd a beloved brand while updating it to keep us on top for the next decade and beyond. It’s extreme fun to take a great concept and tremendous group of employees and aim for new heights.”

As part of TWCP’s ruby anniversary, Shroff gleefully reveals a “teaser” for the year: “We’ve been keeping this mostly under wraps. In spring 2022, we’re opening our fifth location in [St. Louis’] South Hampton neighborhood. We are proud to finally have a store in St. Louis city!

“The concept will be focused on whiskey, wine and craft beer, with a good number of other spirits and food items. We’re calling it Spirit Wine & Craft, and our plan is to expand into other St. Louis areas under this new concept. Spirit will provide a similar shopping experience as our existing The Wine & Cheese Place stores, but with a smaller footprint and a focus on being the best bottle shop in the neighborhoods we serve.”

In light of his reference to Spirit being a “bottle shop” – a retailer that specializes in selling beer by the bottle or can for on-premises enjoyment, in addition to selling it (and other libations) to go – Shroff explains what new offerings at TWCP have most impressed him personally during his stint as head honcho there.

“We’re known for our long and close relationships with many craft brewers in town, and our beer collaborations with them generate much excitement,” he notes. “For years, we’ve had a special release – Merci – from [Maplewood’s] Side Project Brewing that’s made as a thank-you to Paul Hayden, our general manager.

“TWCP is the only place outside the brewery to sell Side Project beers and promote them. It’s a truly special relationship with a world-class brewer – ranked the second-best brewery in the world according to the international beer site RateBeer.com

Shroff continues with brio regarding “some very special local collab beers coming in 2022 for our anniversary.”

First he mentions “an exciting 40th-anniversary collab with 2nd Shift and Perennial – two of the best local breweries – of a barrel-aged barleywine,” a higher-octane style of beer. “We supplied five whiskey barrels from our store pick barrels,” Shroff says, “and they’re aging the beer inside of them – it’s been aging for about a year now.”

A prominent Florissant brewery likewise earns a mention from him: “We’re one of a very few retailers offered to sell Narrow Gauge beer – their double dry-hopped Fallen Flag was named best [India pale ale] in Missouri by VinePair.”

Last but scarcely least, Shroff cites the zymurgic pride of Festus, roughly 40 miles south of Ladue: “Another amazing local brewer, Main & Mill Brewing, is doing a 40th-anniversary beer for us this year – also aged in our own whiskey barrels.”

Finally, when asked where he’d like to see TWCP in a decade, when it turns 50, Shroff invokes his business’ day-to-day patrons, the discerning individuals who depend on him and his team for the finest in wine, spirits and beer.

“At 50, we hope to be serving more St. Louisans with additional locations, while still being the best shopping experience for our customers and, of course, maintaining the local focus that sets us apart from larger competition.”

The Wine & Cheese Place, multiple locations, 314-447-9463, wineandcheeseplace.com

Spirit Wine & Craft, 5760 Chippewa, St. Louis, spiritwineandcraft.com

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Damien Martin Burgundy Sampler Pack!

Damien Martin Burgundy Sampler Pack!
We tasted these late last year and special orders a load from France.  They finally arrived and we are very excited about them.

1 bottle of each of the 6 bottles = $140.94
Special Sampler price = $120 for the 6 bottles



4 White Burgundy
1 Red Burgundy
1 Sparkling from Burgundy!

  1. 2020 Damien Martin Saint Veran...$24.99
  2. 2020 Damien Martin Bourgogne Blanc...$19.99
  3. 2020 Damien Martin Macon Verze....$19.99
  4. 2020 Damien Martin Pouilly Fuisse...$34.99
  5. 2020 Damien Martin Bourgogne Rouge...$22.99
  6. Imaginarium Blanc de Blancs Brut Methode Traditionelle....$17.99

 

Sparkling from Burgundy!
Imaginarium Blanc de Blancs Brut Methode Traditionelle....$17.99

Top-Value Sparkling from Jean Charles Boisset, one of Burgundy’s Finest producers.
Only 1,000 cases produced each year
Aged 12 months on the lees
"The NV Imaginarium Blanc de Blancs is a blend of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Ugni Blanc and French Colombard made using the traditional method with 12 months on the lees. It has a lovely perfumed nose of lemon drops, honeysuckle and peach blossoms with touches of apple pie and baking bread. The palate is elegant, fresh, zippy and invigorating with lovely tension and great intensity."
Rated 89/100 The Wine Advocate

Some amazing Burgundy!

Family owned, father and son team!
The winemaking tradition of the family was started already by Damien Martin’s grandfather. He created Domaine de la Croix Senaillet, which is run by Damien’s uncles today.
The Martin family farms it’s vineyards with great care and attention to detail, and is currently in the process of converting to certified organic viticulture. In 2018 the domaine received the High Environmental Value certification, which is regarded as the European standard for environmental sustainability.






2020 Damien Martin Saint Veran...$24.99
100% Estate Grown Chardonnay
Full malolactic and 6 months on the lees to add richness and complexity
Organic but not certified. The straight Saint-Véran is a blend of several parcels, but they are all vinified differently to give him the option to experiment and make the best blend.  
Tasting Notes: Well defined citrus and stone fruit aromas, with hints of acacia, honeysuckle, verbena, and fennel. Combines vivacity, roundness, fruitiness, and aromatic richness.
Serve With: Excellent as an aperitif for its beautiful crispness, it pairs with poultry, veal, and lighter meats, risottos with meat or fish, cold antipasti, mixed salads.






2020 Damien Martin Bourgogne Blanc...$19.99
Tasting Notes: Well defined citrus and stone fruit aromas, with hints of acacia, honeysuckle, verbena, and fennel. Combines vivacity, roundness, fruitiness, and aromatic richness.
Serve With: Excellent as an aperitif for its beautiful crispness, it pairs with poultry, veal, and lighter meats, risottos with meat or fish, cold antipasti, mixed salads.
A family domaine, owned by the father-and-son team of Robert and Damien Martin, Domaine Damien Martin owns approximately 20 hectares in the heart of the Mâconnais with Chardonnay vineyards in Verzé, the lieu-dit of Les Maillettes, located in St. Véran and Pouilly Fuissé, and Gamay planted in Mâcon Davayé. Son Damien now manages all aspects of the viticulture and winemaking with a deep love and respect for the traditions of the Mâconnais.





2020 Damien Martin Macon Verze....$19.99
100% Estate Grown Chardonnay
Full malolactic
Organic but not certified
The 2020 Macon Verzé spent almost a year in tank and a small part in barrel. It has notes of anjou pear, crisp lemon, white flowers, yeasty and honeyed touch. Medium to full-bodied, it's fleshy and elegant with bright acids and a flinty finish. This is a classic Macon.




2020 Damien Martin Pouilly Fuisse...$34.99
The Pouilly-Fuissé vines were planted in 1976 and this parcel of vines is in Vers Chânes in Fuissé.  Fermented with indigenous yeasts. Fermented and matured 8 months on the fine lees in 1-4 year old French oak barrels. It’s at the top of the slope and produces a wine that is very rich, with notes of candied fruit and vanilla.  This wine could easily pass for a Premier Cru White Burgundy at more than twice the price.  Full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, bursting from the glass with a complex bouquet of crisp pear, citrus oil, wet stones, paraffin wax and toasted sesame, framed by a discreet touch of youthful reduction, it's full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, with incredible concentration and searing levels of dry extract. Structured and tightly wound, it's seamless and complete, concluding with a long, intensely mineral finish.



2020 Damien Martin Bourgogne Rouge...$22.99
100% Pinot Noir
Only 800 cases made
This lovely 2020 Bourgogne Rouge is medium ruby red in color with vibrant cherry and wild berries on the nose along with an amazing floral quality. Medium to full bodied with with consistent dark berries on the palate. This wine is rich and fleshy with a great core of fruit and a fantastic finish.   This wine is produced from 25 year old vines in limestone and clay soil. 

Monday, February 28, 2022

Narrow Gauge

Forsyth only right now!




Canned 2/28/22
Narrow Gauge OJ Run Imperial IPA...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Imperial IPA dry hopped with Citra, Galaxy, and Amarillo


Canned 2/28/22
Narrow Gauge DDH Sparkle Motion American Pale Ale...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
American Pale Ale Double dry-hopped with Galaxy and Citra hops (6.0% ABV).


Canned 2/21/22
Narrow Gauge DDH Fallen Flag IPA...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
DOUBLE DRY HOPPED
American IPA dry-hopped with Citra and Mosaic hops
7% ABV

Narrow Gauge Frisches Bier....$10.99 / 4pk 16oz
Pale Kellerbier hopped with Czech Saaz hops

Narrow Gauge Old Town Porter...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Robust Porter
5.7% ABV