Saturday, April 30, 2022

New Rosé Arrivals!

It is Rosé time, and we are getting in fresh 2021's weekly! It looks like the sun will come out tomorrow, and it will be a perfect day for these Springtime sippers. Come in to Kirkwood to see our ever-growing selection! These hit the shelves this week:

2021 Routas Varios En Provence Rosé...$15.99 750ml or $31.99/1.5L Magnum
We don't get too many big bottles of Provence Rosé!
Freshly cut watermelon, ripe peach aromas and floral notes lead to a palate alive with wild strawberries and hints of mineral notes. Crisp acidity and a refreshing finish. Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon
Rated 91/100 James Suckling

2021 Pali Wine Co. "Wild Series" Rosé of Pinot Noir...$19.99
The best rose is crisp, clean, and refreshing- a thirst quenching treat appropriate 365 days of the year! It wasn't until we planted our estate vineyard and received our first crop in 2015 that we were afforded the opportunity to make whole-cluster rose of Pinot Noir which is by far the superior method of making rose. Today, our "Wild Series" Rose of Pinot Noir is made from sustainably farmed Pinot Noir grapes grown on Pali Vineyard in Santa Rita Hills. It is made using only wild, naturally occuring yeasts and is unfined and unfiltered.

Pearly pink with aromas of nectarine and rose petal bursts, paired with subtle strawberry, grassy freshness, and salty stone fruit.--Winery Notes

2021 Les Lauzeraies Tavel Rosé...$17.99
Tavel is the Rhône Valley’s rosé-only appellation. These wines have nice grip and body so they can be drunk year-round and even benefiting from aging. Make no mistake however, this is still Rosé, meant to be chilled and enjoyed with a wide range of meals; it’s a great pick for Thanksgiving! A Grenache dominant blend of numerous grapes (including the white varieties Clairette and Picpoul), this wine undergoes a longer maceration than most rosé, up to 48 hours, which brings out that deeper character and color. Displaying a generous mouthfeel, excellent purity, lovely florals (violets, roses) and a light spice note, Les Lauzeraies shows great versatility and range. --Importer's Notes

Black Grenache (50%, softness and high aromatic potential) - Mourvèdre, old Carignans and Syrah (17%, color,spicy aromas and fullness) - Clairette (6%, floral aromas) - Picpoul and Bourboulenc (7%, flower aromas and liveliness) - Cinsault (20%, delicacy) - (15% and structure).

Intriguing Italian Wines

Kirkwood just got in some new arrivals and reloaded on a couple favorites! Great QPR on all of them!

2019 Borgo Palianetto Verdicchio...$21.99 -- New Vintage! This is DELICIOUS
The 2019 Verdicchio di Matelica Vertis stops you in your tracks, pulling you close with its nuanced bouquet of incense, chamomile and dried flowers. Coaxing unlocks further depths of ripe apple, ginger and hints of vanilla. This 2019 is deeply textural and medium-bodied, communicating importance through its weighty presence; yet all is kept perfectly in place by a mix of vibrant acids and salty minerals. There’s a youthful density here that will require time to unwind, with a blend of white stone fruits, sometimes melon and sometimes lime, and all under an air of tropical florals. This tapers off remarkably long and staining - yet fresh. This is Vertis at its best, but it will require a few years of cellaring to fully blossom. That said, it will be worth the wait. Rated 93/100 Vinous Media

2019 Monte del Fra Custoza Bianco...$18.99 - Just Arrived!
This elegant white is lightly mouthwatering with its citrusy acidity, offering a finely meshed range of white cherry, blood orange sorbet, lemon thyme and salty mineral notes, followed by a lingering, lightly spiced finish. Garganega, Trebbiano Toscano, Cortese and Chardonnay. Drink now through 2024. 7,000 cases made, 1,500 cases imported. — AN 
Rated 90/100 Wine Spectator, #59 WOTY 2021! Also Rated 92/100 James Suckling

2017 Castorani Montepulciano d'Abruzzo...$13.99 - Just Arrived!
Lots of clean, fresh black-fruit character to this. Medium-bodied with slightly chewy tannins but the fruit persists through the finish. Drink or hold. Rated 91/100 James Suckling

2015 Vite Colte Barolo Essenze...$34.99 - Perennial Best Buy!
Sumptuous cherry and raspberry nose. Rich and voluptuous, with fine concentration and explosive fruit. Ripe but not jammy, with plenty of spice and vigour; forward but has sufficient structure to age. One for the hedonists! Rated 97/100 Decanter, 93/100 James Suckling

The Finnish Long Drink

The Finnish Long Drink Traditional Citrus....$12.99 / 6pk 12oz
5.5% ABV
Traditional Long Drink is a citrus soda with a premium liquor kick, an incredibly crisp and refreshing taste. Alc. By Vol. 5.5%
Gin with Natural Flavors.

The Finnish Long Drink Zero Citrus Soda...$12.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
5% ABV
Long Drink Zero is the same great taste but with zero sugar and zero carbs. Only 99 calories but still with 5.0% alc./vol.
Gin with Natural Flavors and artificial sweetener.

The Finnish Long Drink Cranberry Hard Soda...$12.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
5.5% ABV
Long Drink Cranberry is a great new taste with 5.5% alc./vol. Like Traditional it's hard to explain but it's a taste that all of our American friends have loved. For a limited period only.
Gin with Natural Flavors.

The Finnish Long Drink Strong Citrus Hard Soda...$13.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
8.5% ABV

Long Drink Strong is the same great taste but with 55% more alcohol than Traditional at 8.5% alc./vol. Please drink responsibly.
Gin with Natural Flavors.

New Surly Releases

Surly Brewing Logic Bomb Juicy Pale Ale...$7.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
You CAN handle the truth: An approachable pale ale can also burst with juicy hop flavor. Start making sense with Logic Bomb.

Surly Brewing Lacuna Cold IPA...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Bridging the divide between a lager’s crispness and an IPA’s hop kick, Lacuna Cold IPA delivers the best of both worlds. Mind the gap.

Deschutes Fresh Haze

Deschutes Fresh Haze...$2.69 / 19.2oz can
Deschutes Fresh Haze...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
A hazy twist on your main squeeze, this juice bomb explodes with orange citrus and a soft malt body.

Great Divide Peanut Butter Yeti Imperial Stout

Great Divide Peanut Butter Yeti Imperial Stout...$9.99
Yeti lives in a world of pure imagination where nothing is out of the realm of possibility. If the Yeti can dream it, Great Divide can brew it. For this savory entry in to the esteemed Yeti Series canon, we've created a dark chocolate peanut butter cup in a can. The signature flavors of Yeti are complemented by the nuttiness of everyone's favorite spread. It's Peanut Butter Yeti Time!!

Friday, April 29, 2022

Stone Brewing Triple IPA!


Stone RuinTen Triple IPA...$15.99 / 6pk cans
A stage dive into a mosh pit of hops
ABV 10.8%
IBUs  110

Brewed in 2012 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the first full-time brewed & bottled West Coast style Double IPA on the planet — Stone Ruination IPA. It was a thrill to pay homage to a beer already well known for its off-the-charts levels of bitter hoppiness by amping it up even further, and our brewers rose to that challenge. Now ten years later, fans are still clamoring for this beautifully bitter beer. So in honor of those who voted to bring this 10.8% monster back, may this ‘stage dive into a mosh pit of hops’ be every bit as gloriously ruinous as ever.

Stone Brewing first came to St. Louis back in 11 years ago this month - April 2011
It was April when he did a kick off party at our store.   This is a picture I took of Greg Koch founder of Stone at a tasting when he came into town.  

I still have a few bottles from the release party and autograph signing he did at our store.  The Stone IPA bottle has the special "Hey St. Louis" label!!!

I wonder how a 11 year old Stone IPA tastes?

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Cask Strength Whisky 2021 Edition

Very limited Cask Strength Edition!!!
2021 Limited Edition!

sold out fast - sorry

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Cask Strength Whisky 2021 Edition...$86.99
ABV  55.1%

Introducing our new Bunnahabhain 2021 12 year cask strength whisky; an annual-release whisky inspired by visitor cask strength tastings in the distillery’s iconic Warehouse 9. Matured on Islay, this is an undiluted celebration of the hugely popular 12 year old expression.

Cinco de May Raffle

Only two more days for purchases to count towards this raffle -- 
emails will go out on Sunday for a chance to purchase Clase Azul Reposado

Cinco de Mayo Raffle

Clase Azul Reposado -- everyone is looking for it, it has become the Blantons of Tequila. We get so little right now that we have been putting it in our WRC monthly Whiskey raffle.  With Cinco de Mayo coming we accumulated some - we thought we would be a little more creative in releasing it.

Special Clase Azul Reposado - Cinco de Mayo Raffle
Based on purchases retroactive back to March 1st through April 30th
We will release 12 bottles of Clase Azul Reposado as its own raffle.
Names will be drawn May 1st and emails will be sent for a chance to purchase a bottle of Clase Azul Reposado

We are very excited about our TWCP 40th Anniversary collabs
This raffle will be based on any purchases of our TWCP, whiskey and tequila 

Purchases that count towards this raffle includes:
  • All of our TWCP Single Barrel Whiskies
  • Perennial TWCP Hurry Daylight DDH
  • Perennial TWCP Paul's Boutique
  • Narrow Gauge TWCP Chicken Out Pils
Plus our two new TWCP Tequilas will count as DOUBLE POINTS in this raffle (and all other WRC raffles too)
  • El Mayor / TWCP Tequila Extra Anejo Single Barrel
  • Maestro Dobel Diamante / TWCP Tequila Reposado

El Mayor / TWCP Tequila Extra Anejo Single Barrel...$129.99
  • Master's Collection Extra Anejo
  • Barrel No. C1EA
  • Rare Single Barrel Extra Anejo
  • 100% Estate Grown Blue Agave
El Mayor’s Extra Añejo expression is the epitome of graceful aging. This is our finest, 100% agave tequila. Meticulously aged in American white oak barrels for a minimum of three-and-a-half years for a rich, complex flavor profile. This is truly a fitting reward for the ever-patient.

Maestro Dobel Diamante / TWCP Tequila Reposado...$43.99
Special Edition Maestro Dobel

The Wine and Cheese Place 40th Anniversary Edition
  • La Mesa Ranch
  • American Oak Barrel
  • Barrel No. 6413
  • Cristalino Tequila
Cristalino is a barrel aged tequila that has been filtered (often through charcoal) to remove the naturally occurring colors it picks up from spending time inside the barrel. ... The result is a tequila that has the complexity and character of a Reposado with the crisp, bright notes of a blanco.

Oak & Eden / TWCP 4 Grain and Spire Bourbon

In stock at Forsyth only right now

Oak & Eden / TWCP 4 Grain and Spire Bourbon...$54.99

  • Bourbon Whiskey finished with an Amburana Wood Spiral
  • Barrel : Medium Fire
  • Proof 114
  • Only 120 bottles available
The spire is made from the rare Brazilian Amburana Wood. This wood is three times the price of oak. It gives the bourbon an exotic spicy flavor. You get hints of baking spices in this whiskey, it is phenomenal!

Traditional bourbons invite three grains into their mash bill: corn, rye, and barley. Four Grain bourbon includes the additional wheat grain into the mash, making for the most complex flavor of any bourbon on the market. By marrying the four grains together in one mash, a broad array of flavors emerge, encompassing notes such as orange peel, vanilla, cloves, and caramel.

Fondillon Luis XIV

The first load sold out fast -- more is coming -
 if you want to reserve any before it arrives
email or call 314.727.8788

Fondillon Luis XIV is made by Colección de Toneles Centenarios.
Colección de Toneles Centenarios is a newly created winery (2019), based on an interesting find: the barrel room of the Ferrero winery, an old winery that produced Fondillón wine, located in the town of Cañada (Alto Vinalopó), Alicante. Twenty-five old casks were forgotten there for over 60 years. They are launching some extremely old and also extremely expensive wines. The family still has 25 hectares of vineyards, from which they have resumed producing wines destined to produce Fondillón from 2017. This is a joint venture with Vins del Comtat. 

Fondillón is a rare and very prestigious wine. There are only 10 certified wineries and there are no cheap Fondillón.

Fondillon Luis XIV Alicante 25 Year Old....$109.99
  • CASK NAME: Saboners.
  • AGEING: Aged more than 25 years (single barrel).
  • TYPE OF WOOD: 19th-century American oak barrels
  • CASK SIZE: 70 “cántaros valencianos” (805 liters) and 600 liter “pipas” barrels
"Fondillón is an extraordinary treasure of Alicante, a rare product, made from late harvest, non-botrytised grapes, unfortified, but with a final alcohol of no less than 16%. Intense, aged, but not sweet (deliciously not more than 45g/l). Fab with cheese or dark chocolate. The wines have to be a minimum of 10 years; this release is more than 25 years. The project is a revival by David Carbonell of Vins del Comtat and two local families. Very limited quantities. - Sarah Jane Evans MW"
Rated 95/100 Decanter Magazine

Fondillon Luis XIV Alicante 50 Year Old....$399.99
100% Monastrell (Mourvedre)
From Alicante Spain
  • CASK NAME: Saboners.
  • AGEING: Aged more than 50 years (single barrel).
  • TYPE OF WOOD: 19th-century American oak barrels
  • CASK SIZE: 70 “cántaros valencianos” (805 litros).
"The NV Fondillón Luis XIV has the subtitle Edad Superior a 50 años (over 50 years old), and it's a dark mahogany, bottled from a single barrel that has the specific profile of a very old wine greatly concentrated by age, which tends to make it similar to other very old and concentrated wines, be it a Mediterranean rancio or a very old Moscatel. It has notes of bitter chocolate, coconut and iodine, carob beans (algarroba) and some bittersweet sensations. It's dense and concentrated, and the palate is pungent, with very intense flavors and a bitter twist in the finish. This has 16.3% alcohol, 6.45 grams of acidity and 34 grams of sugar, but it comes through as very dry. The wine is long and extraordinary, but it just doesn't have any Fondillón character after decades of concentration by evaporation. The price is ludicrous. Only 435 half-liter bottles were filled in December 2019.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

Bespoken Spirits Rye Whiskey

Super Sales!

Bespoken Spirits Rye Whiskey....
on sale..$15.99 / 375ml
Regular price $31.99
Bespoken Spirits Rye Whiskey. Following arresting aromas of brown-sugared walnut, coffee, and peach nectar, the sumptuous, melt-in-your-mouth texture andflavor of milk chocolate is joined with divine notes of ripe apricot and oiled saddle leather. The finish of charred orange peel lasts impressively long. 100 proof.
Rated 97/100 The Tasting Panel
BEST OF CLASS: RYE WHISK(E)Y Bespoken Spirits Rye Whiskey

Bespoken Spirits Bourbon Whiskey...$25.99 / 375ml
This 94-proof whiskey has a mash bill of 75% corn, 21% rye, and 4% malt. Black pepper zings on the entry before making way for a warm cloak of peanut brittle and deep, honeyed peach tones. The liquid lies regally on the tongue: Satin-lined yet sturdy, it brings dark chocolate–covered tangerine and corn husk into place.
Rated 96/100 The Tasting Panel

Bespoken Spirits Original Bourbon Mash...on sale..$15.99 / 375ml
Regular price $31.99
Our first and original recipe and our first gold medal winner! It was created from a bourbon mash bill of 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malt. It delivers an amber marriage of dried apricot, candied almonds, caramel, and rich cacao with a bouquet of salted caramel banana bread and a smooth though distinct long finish.

American Light Whiskey is making a huge comeback....
Penelope made one, but it is super allocated and will be in our February raffle....we are excited to offer Bespoken American Light Whiskey

What is Light Whiskey?
By definition, light whiskey had to be distilled to at least 160 proof, though it was typically distilled as high as 190 proof, Bourbon, by contrast, usually enters the barrel in the 100- to 125-proof range and legally can never be distilled higher than 160 and aged in used or uncharred new oak containers, where Bourbon is aged in charred barrels

Bespoken Spirits American Light Whiskey...on sale..$15.99 / 375ml
Regular price $31.99
50% ABV
Distilled at a higher proof, our American Light whiskey is lighter in color and harshness. The result is a spirit with a brilliant golden color and a smooth finish. On the nose, notes of butterscotch, marzipan, honey-infused mocha, and black tea dominate, with rich cinnamon sugar on the palate and a compelling finish of cacao nib and winter spices.

Starting with cedar and resin, scents of dried apricot and walnut soon follow on the nose. The entry is opulent for a 100-proof whiskey, with high-toned notes of orange peel covered in dark chocolate, black pepper, and apricot nectar. Cedar threads down a path laden with peach preserves and honeyed chamomile
Rated 93/100 The Tasting Panel

Bespoken Spirits Dark Rum...on sale..$15.99 / 375ml
Regular price $31.99
Gold Medal - World Spirits Competition
Made from US Virgin Islands sourced sugar cane, this spirit offers a flavorful, smooth, and fruit forward rum - great for any season. Bespoken Dark Rum has a vibrant golden-brown color with aromatic notes of banana, pineapple, mango, coconut, spice, caramel and vanilla, and a palate of cocoa cereal, spiced cider, and lemon zest.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Bitburger / Deschutes Dry Hop’d Zwickl

Deschutes Brewery!
In 1988, Gary Fish established a small brewpub in downtown Bend, Oregon and named it after the iconic waterway flowing through town, the Deschutes River (pronounced da shootz). With a belief that good beer brings people together, Gary founded The Deschutes Brewery & Public House as just that – a home for the public. A community gathering place, where friends, family and strangers could come together over some great food and a house-brewed pint of beer.

In its first year, the public house sold 310 barrels of beer. Today, the brewery sells more than 225,000 barrels of beer each year

Amazing collab from Bitburger and Deschutes!
Two great breweries!

Bitburger / Deschutes Dry Hop’d Zwickl...$7.99 / 4pk 16oz
A passion for brewing can bring people together, and that’s exactly why we have partnered with our friends at Deschutes Brewery to a brew a full-flavored, unfiltered Zwickl beer. This unique brew is made out of Bitburger Siegelhopfen, Bitburger’s unique proprietary hop blend from the Eifel National Park; and the aromatic American Citra and Mosaic hops, which are grown in Yakima in the United States. Together, they give Bitburger Dry Hop’d Zwickl its fruity and hop forward flavor profile. Friendship at its finest!
Bitburger Dry Hop’d Zwickl has a fruity and hoppy flavor profile. The beer is copper-colored and features an elegant gleam and accompanied by a light, creamy white foam. Hopped no fewer than three times in Bitburg, Germany, and perfected with the special Citra and Mosaic hop varieties grown in the Yakima region in the United States, this Zwickl tastes of ripe apricot, peach, and lime. Fruity and full-flavored at the tip of the tongue, the beer boasts a balanced composition of harmoniously integrated hop notes and a pleasant bitter finish. Our fruity and hoppy Bitburger Dry Hop’d Zwickl has an alcohol content of 4.9% ABV.

Deschutes Brewing 
A lot of amazing beers!

Deschutes Non-Alcoholic Black Butte...$9.99 / 6pk

Behold a true craft beer drinking experience without the alcohol. Distinct in style and quality, this non-alcoholic version of Black Butte Porter delivers delicious flavor & balanced drinkability. It’s so similar to the iconic original you’ll be surprised it’s not.

 2 Row, Chocolate, Wheat, Crystal, Carapils
HOPS: Cascade, Tettnang

Deschutes Black Butte Porter...$8.99 / 6pk
One of the classic porters!
Bold reputation. Soft disposition. Surprising Balance. Behold an iconic and unexpectedly complex porter that’s more than meets the eye.

Deschutes Brewing Fresh Pack...$15.99 / 12pk variety
You asked and we listened! Deschutes Brewery IPA favorites new and old are together for the first time in this exciting can format. Bring the Fresh Family along on any of your adventures, today!


Fresh Haze IPA
Fresh Squeezed IPA
Lil' Squeezy Juicy Pale

Plus this new beer!
Squeezy Rider IPA:
Chill out with this juicy refresher that's packed with heaps of hops to bring torrential tides of tropical flavor and a dab of dankness.
Big tropical fruit punch aroma, light dank, and melon paired with clean, light malt character. Hop and yeast-driven fruity sweetness balanced with a bitterness that is laid back, leaving you care-less about IBU’s.

Deschutes Fresh Haze IPA....$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Soak up the soft golden rays of an inviting malt body as the lively hues of citrusy hops linger on the horizon of a cool, refreshing finish.

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA....$9.99 / 6pk cans
A juicy citrus and grapefruit flavor profile. As if fresh Citra and Mosaic hops were squeezed straight into the bottle.

Deschutes Squeezy Rider West Coast IPA...$8.99 / 6pk
Chill out with this juicy refresher that's packed with heaps of hops to bring torrential tides of tropical flavor and a dab of dankness.
Big tropical fruit punch aroma, light dank, and melon paired with clean, light malt character. Hop and yeast-driven fruity sweetness balanced with a bitterness that is laid back, leaving you care-less about IBU’s.

Deschutes Obsidian Stout...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Amazing 6.4% Stout
Brave the unfathomable depths of black barley and roasted malt amidst dark passages of rich chocolate and distinct notes of espresso.

Grand Army Farm Farm Fresh Eggs

Farm Fresh from Labadie, MO!!

plus Goose and Turkey eggs!

In stock now at Forsyth now!

Fresh batch arrived!

Grand Army Farm Farm Fresh Eggs...$6.99 / dozen
We are excited to introduce these heritage breed chicken eggs!
10 different breeds of chickens....Heritage birds take longer to mature into their egg production time ( 7 months versus 5 months for commercial chickens).

At Grand Army Farm we strive to provide our customers with the best tasting eggs our farm can produce. We believe that when animals are cared for in a compassionate humane manner, they are healthy of body and of mind, they will become top quality ingredients for local chefs and the general public.

Grand Army Farms DUCK Eggs...$7.99 / dozen
Prepare just like chicken eggs! Fried, poached, scrambled, omelets....use in baking...
Duck eggs are larger than chicken eggs, with a larger yolk-to-white ratio that makes them ideal for baked goods. Golden in color and rich in flavor, baked goods made with duck eggs tend to be moist and fluffy, rise better, and hold their shape well. Duck eggs are preferred over chicken eggs for cream and custard fillings because they contain less water and more fat.
You can cook duck eggs just like chicken eggs and will find that they have a creamier, richer taste. Some people prefer them deviled or in omelets or quiches, as they have a stronger flavor than chicken eggs when eaten plain.
Health Benefits
However you serve them, duck eggs are an excellent source of nutrition. Their dark yellow yolk indicates that they hold more antioxidants, more omega-3 fatty acids, and 50% more vitamin A than chicken eggs.

Build Muscle
Duck eggs offer more protein than chicken eggs, even taking size into consideration. Protein can help you build lean muscle, maintain a healthy weight, and recover after exercise or injury. - -WebMD

Grand Army Farms Eggs Variety Pack...$6.99 / set
  • 1 Farm Fresh Goose Egg
  • 1 Farm Fresh Duck Egg
  • 1 Farm Fresh Turkey Egg