Saturday, September 17, 2022

Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength Batch No. 7

Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength Batch No. 7....$54.99
Compare to $57.99 at Total Wine and More

Uncut Limited Edition
60.1% ABV

Distilled in Kentucky from the highest quality ingredients, this new variant is a barrel strength version of Bulleit Bourbon with the same high-rye mash bill. Bulleit Barrel Strength won Best Straight Bourbon and received a Double Gold Medal from the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and earned a score of 92 at the 2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge – continuing Bulleit’s history of sharing award-winning whiskeys.
The barrels selected to create Bulleit Barrel Strength were emptied and combined into a single batch without the inclusion of any additional water after the whiskey was removed from the barrels. Aged and bottled at Stitzel-Weller in Louisville, Ky., this new offering allows bartenders and fans of great whiskey the opportunity to taste Bulleit Bourbon straight out of the barrel, uncut and non-chill filtered.

Friday, September 16, 2022

W*nder CBD Sparkling Beverage


W*nder Sparkling CBD Night Moves...$18.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
W*nder Sparkling CBD Night Moves...$4.99 / 12oz can
A sweeter nightcap.
Skip the wine for a chill and delicious drink—flavored with blackberry, blueberry, and basil.
W*nder Sparkling CBD Fast Times...$18.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
W*nder Sparkling CBD Fast Times...$4.99 / 12oz can
Punch up your mojito.
What’s better than rum, lime, and mint? Rum, lime, mint, and delicious cucumber…refreshing.
W*nder Sparkling CBD Breakfast Club...$18.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
W*nder Sparkling CBD Breakfast Club...$4.99 / 12oz can
A new twist on mimosas.
Add a blood orange, mint, and ginger twist to your favorite weekend morning beverage.
W*nder Sparkling CBD Born to Run...$18.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
W*nder Sparkling CBD Born to Run...$4.99 / 12oz can
Try a gin and W*nder
Mix things up by substituting Born to Run with your tonic. Same fizz, plus a delicious lemon-rosemary flavor.
W*nder Sparkling CBD Beverage Variety...$18.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
  • Night Moves: blackberry, blueberry, & basil
  • Fast Times: cucumber, lime & mint
  • Breakfast Club: blood orange, ginger & mint
  • Born to Run: lemon & rosemary

2019 St. Francis Merlot Reserve


2019 St. Francis Merlot Reserve...$43.99 / 750ml
This appealing red merges structure and polish, with expressive cherry and red currant flavors laced with toasty mocha, savory dill and spice notes. Finishes with medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2030. —T.F.
Wine Spectator Insider Sept 14th Edition
Rated 94 / 100 Wine Spectator

Founders KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge

Forsyth only right now
Founders KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge Stout....$5.99 / 12oz
Founders KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge Stout....$19.99 / 4pk

Imperial stout with Mackinac Fudge Coffee, Maple Syrup and Chocolate aged in Bourbon Barrels
ABV: 11%
Michigan didn’t invent old-fashioned fudge, but it was perfected here. We pay tribute to this time-honored tradition with KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge. By amplifying the rich chocolate notes of KBS using Mackinac Fudge coffee, then adding maple syrup and aging it in oak bourbon barrels, we’ve created a bold new take on our barrel-aged classic – one that could only have originated in Michigan.

Big Italian Spirit Tasting!!!

Big Italian Spirit Tasting!!!
Open House!
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO

Saturday, September 17th 12-2 pm

Oliver McCrum Wines & Spirits 
featuring Italian producers

On hand we will have 4 producers!
  1. Bordiga – Riccardo Molinero
  2. Liquore della Sirene – Elisa Carta
  3. Il Mallo – Roberta Pirronello
  4. Fred Jerbis – Frederico Cremasco

Bordiga Spirits- Riccardo Molinero will be on hand to talk and taste...

  • Vermouth di Torino Bianco
  • Vermouth di Torino Extra Dry
  • Pastis 
  • Maraschino Liqueur
  • Centum Herbis
  • Amaro Dilei

Not in stock but available to taste (available via special order)
  • Vermouth di Torino Rosso
  • Occitan Gin
  • Bitter
  • Chiot Montamaro

Liquore della Sirene – Elisa Carta will be on hand to talk and taste...
  • Bitter 
  • Canto Amaro

Il Mallo – Roberta Pirronello will be on hand to talk and taste...
  • Nocino

Fred Jerbis – Frederico Cremasco will be on hand to talk and taste...
  • Fernet 25 Chestnut Barrel
  • Vermut 25 
  • Amaro 16
Not in stock but available to taste (available via special order)
  • Bitter

Ramey Napa Valley Claret

Ramey Napa Valley Claret...$41.99
Deep ruby-purple, the 2018 Claret is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 9% Syrah and 2% Petit Verdot. It features blackcurrant aromas with accents of peppercorn, bacon, cedar, thyme and lavender. Full-bodied, its powerful, concentrated fruits are supported by finely grained tannins, and it has a long, still youthfully coiled finish. It will continue to unfold for several more years in bottle. 2,432 cases produced.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

2017 Hewitt Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford - Napa Valley

New 2017 a great vintage drinking well now and will age!
Made by Tom Rinaldi of Duckhorn fame!!
2017 Hewitt Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford - Napa Valley...$99.98
Compare to $114.99 at Total Wine and More

A very typical Napa red with blackcurrant, chocolate and some cedar. Medium to full body with creamy tannins. Round. Dusty. Fruity and juicy. Very drinkable now, but give it a year or two.
Rated 94/100 James Suckling
Rated 94/100 Vinous Media

2019 Hess Collection Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

Classic Mount Veeder!
2019 Hess Collection Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon...$65.99
Estate Grown
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot
A very soft and friendly red with plum and blackberry character. Medium body with medium firm tannins and a delicious finish.
Rated 92/100 James Suckling
The 2019 estate-grown Cabernet provides an exemplary expression of the sophistication, complexity, and structure that we’ve come to expect from their mountain fruit. The Cabernet Sauvignon produces aromas of ripe, wild, mountain raspberry, along with gentle notes of vanilla caramel. The subtle touch of Malbec adds a soft, mouth-filling texture on the palate. Enticing flavors of dark plum, licorice, cocoa and vanilla oak spice unite to create a supple wine that lingers for a pleasing finish - winery

2018 Col Solare Cabernet Sauvignon

Amazing Cabernet from Washington State's Red Mountain AVA
2018 Col Solare Cabernet Sauvignon....$64.99
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The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc) reveals a vivid purple/ruby color to go with a young, unevolved bouquet of pure cassis, spicy oak, chocolate, and tobacco. Full-bodied on the palate, it has remarkable tannins, a great mid-palate, and a rare mix of richness and elegance. It needs 4-5 years of bottle age to develop additional complexity, but it has incredible potential and is one head-turning Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Deep ruby colored at its core, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses all of the great expressions worthy of representing Col Solare. Dusty notions of sticky, resinous flowers, crème de cassis, redcurrants, dark plum skin, black raspberry and bitter dark chocolate sway with elements of juicy tobacco and luxurious baking spices. Medium to full-bodied, the wine offers impeccable balance with an elongated palate with flavors of blackberry skin, black cherry and dusty roses, fine-grained tannins and succulent acidity. The wine concludes with a long, complex finish that will have no problem lasting for 20 years.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

Pritchard Hill Wine!

They sell most of their wine via their mailing list, we are one of the few places in the country to get their wines.  We are the only place in the U.S. that list this wine on Wine-Searcher!
2019 Juicy Rebound Haute Montagne Cabernet Sauvignon...$74.99
only 175 cases produced
Pritchard Hill
High in the prime mountain vineyards, above Lake Hennessy in Napa Valley, at an altitude 1400’,we found an exceptional source for our 2019 Haute Montagne cabernet. This is Cabernet for Cabernet lovers; with power, depth, and definition to spare. The 2019 vintage was near-perfect growing conditions in Napa Valley, even though the Kincaid fire in Sonoma County threatened as Napa’s cabernet harvest came to a close at the end of October. Generous, even weather gave reduced yields and created wines of optimal ripness, great concentration, juicy acidity, and fine tannic structure. Add a first-class mountain vineyard to this equation and the resulting wine has potential for greatness. The caliber of the vineyard is illustrated by the substance and distinction of this wine. Finely structured black fruit; blackberry, cassis, plum and violets with aromas and flavors which unfold in the glass, hint at the potential for aging and the rewards for doing so. Here we find classical winemaking, French oak barrels, in the tradition of Bordeaux, but with the voice of California. This wine speaks to balance, structure, fine texture, freshness and complex flavors. Rather than demanding your attention, it invites you to enjoy and explore. 

Pritchard Hill is very special
Chappellet winery has a trademark on the name “Pritchard Hill” that is why you do not see it on more labels even though it is considered the "First Growth" of Napa.   These amazing wines come from Pritchard Hill: Colgin, Bryant Family, Brand, Tor, and Continuum to name a few of the greats.  They sell for $300-$1000 per bottle!!  This wine is a steal!

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Saturday Wine Tasting at All 5 Locations!


Saturday September 17th from 11am-2pm

Come try these wines...

2019 Domaine de la Combe Muscadet...$18.99 / 750ml
Sur Lie
100% Melon de Bourgogne
The Vineyard is located in the "lieux dit » La Pétière in Saint-Fiacre distinguished by its particular topography named « Combe » which is a sort of valley. Today Pierre Henry Gadais is the only wine grower to own this terroir. For this reason, it is considered a Monopole. In addition, « La Pétière », located nearby, used to be a pre-historic village. With a total of 9 hectares, planted with Melon de Bourgogne, the vineyard is one of the last to exclusively produce Muscadet. Pierre Henry has always believed in the Melon but also in the traditions. For him, the new generation is changing the variety and by doing so, losing the appellation. Pierre Henry does not want Muscadet to become a new world wine region.
2020 Domaine Coutinel Braucol...$19.99 / 750ml
Anne Arbcau and her brother, Gérard, manage this family estate based in Labastide-St Pierre, and produce a range of wines including this Braucol-replete with bright plum-skin flavors and ripe tannins. Initially powered by its acidity, a dexterous transfer to the tannins manages the weight of the fruit.
Rated 91/100 Wine and Spirits Magazine
Wine & Spirits Magazine: 91 Points

2021 Quinta do RegueiroTrajadura Alvarinho...$13.99 / 750ml
70% Trajadura and 30% Alvarinho
Intensely mineral profile, with floral and orange peel nuances. Reveals a great purity in the mouth, of refined but austere style, serious, strong, and very sophisticated.
Recognized as one the foremost producers of boutique vinho verde in Portugal, Quinta do Regueiro is fast becoming synonymous with top shelf avant garde white wines.
Since 1988, Quinta do Regueiro has been using old-school methods to produce some of the most prized Alvarinhos in Portugal. Having started with one single vineyard in the estate's "backyard," today, Quinta do Regueiro is producing approximately 40,000 bottles of Alvarinho (and blends). With a style recognized by few and admired by all, these wines are all about the details...these, begin in the vineyard.

Bozal Mezcal Tasting

Bozal Mezcal Tasting
Open House Tasting
Friday Night Open Housel tasting featuring Bozal Mezcal
This Friday, 9/16 from 4:30 to 6pm
At the (In)Famous Bar
Inside the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton

Meet Mary Holiday from 3 Badge Imports!!!
She's here to pour some damn fine mezcals, answer questions and expound on everything
related to Mexico’s great spirit. Here’s what she’s pouring…

Bozal Ensamble.….$47.99

A light blend of Espandín, Barril and Mexicano magueys crafted into a lightly smoky, herbaceous and citrus-forward mezcal.

Bozal Tobala Reserva…$86.99
A small agave varietal, the Tobalá, a subspecies of the Potatorum Family of agave, has broad, spade-like leaves. The compact size of this agave yeilds limited quantities of mezcal and takes 12-15 years to reach full maturation. Known to many as the king agave, Tobalá can only grow from seed and is becoming increasingly rare. This agave offers intensely aromatic mezal with complex notes of tropical fruit.

Bozal Pechuga Sacrificio…79.99
An age-old tradition from mezcaleros, Pechuga is typically produced in small batches for personal consumption as a ceremonial and festive mezcal, taking place at year-end.
First the agave is crushed, baked in earthen pit ovens, fermented, and then distilled in a copper pot still. Before the third distillation, organic cooked chicken marinates with locally sourced fruits, chiles, citrus fruits, raisins,cinnamon and clove. After the chicken has fully marinated, the protein and spices are added into the third and final distillation. A ritual among the last four generations, the recipe has remained the same over the years to keep with the family tradition.

Bozal Cuishe Single Maguey
Rich tropical fruit on the palate that moves to sweet potato on the front followed by a dry smoky finish.One of the most physically distinct species of agave, the Cuishe, a subspecies of the Karwinskii Family of agave, grows vertically as a single stalk with its leaves spreading at the top. Due to its unusual structure, and the stalk containing the firmer piña material, the Cuishe can be difficult to harvest and to work with in general. This agave offers aromas full of tropical fruit with a dry piney and mineral finish.

Friday Wine Tasting at Spirit Wine and Craft


Spirit Wine and Craft
5760 Chippewa St
Friday September 16th from 4pm-6pm
We will be pouring these wines...
2020 Wonderful Wine Company Chardonnay...$16.99 / 750ml
Tastes like dolphin rides and being promoted to head astronaut.
Ever wondered what's in the wine you're drinking? We did too, which is why we created wonderful wines. They're sustainably-farmed, vegan-friendly, and pesticide-free. So you can drink clean and feel the wonders. 
13.7% ABV. | Contains sulfites 
2018 Wonderful Wine Company Cabernet Sauvignon...$16.99 / 750ml
Tastes like magic hour, being right, and beating the high score.
Ever wondered what's in the wine you're drinking? We did too, which is why we created wonderful wines. They're sustainably-farmed, vegan-friendly, and pesticide-free. So you can drink clean and feel the wonders. 
14.1% ABV. | Contains sulfites 

2020 Tassajara Pinot Noir...$13.99 / 750ml
Aromas of cherries, blackberries and plums with notes of vanilla, mocha and oak. Medium-bodied, bright red fruit, soft yet structured tannins with a lingering sweet oak finish.
Rated 91 / 100 Editors' Choice Wine Enthusiast
Rated 93 / 100 The Tasting Panel 

WhistlePig 18 Year Old

WhistlePig 18 Year Double Malt Rye 4th Edition...$379.99
  • Rye 79%
  • Malted Rye 15%
  • Malted Barley 6%
  • Proof 92
  • Finished in PX Sherry Casks

Black Maple Hill Oregon Bourbon Whiskey

Black Maple Hill Oregon Bourbon Whiskey...$79.99
47.5% ABV

Black Maple Hill Oregon Rye Whiskey....$79.99
47.5% ABV

Barrell Vantage Bourbon

Barrell Vantage Bourbon / $74.99
114.44 proof
Bourbon whiskey finished in Mizunara, French and toasted American oak
Distilled in Indiana, Tennessee and Kentucky
Crafted and bottled in Kentucky
Vantage highlights the blending expertise that defines Barrell Craft Spirits and is an exciting step forward in our never-ending journey to take bourbon to new heights.

Our unique vantage point in the whiskey world, combined with a passion for experimentation and nuance, has inspired us to produce a blend with impeccable balance and depth of flavor. Barrell Vantage is the result of deliberately pairing specifically identified bourbons with carefully selected cooperage, giving rise to a final expression that focuses on the subtle flavors and their compounding profiles.

Vantage is a blend of straight bourbons finished in three distinct expressions of virgin oak: Mizunara, French, and toasted American oak casks. The result is a warm, elegant bourbon that highlights the many dimensions of oak.

The BCS team has drawn on years of experience with three-part barrel finishing, used previously in Armida, Dovetail, and Seagrass. With Vantage, those same techniques were applied to the oak itself, using different char levels, toast levels, and oak origins to create a multidimensional blend.

Each component whiskey in Vantage is finished separately, then systematically combined according to a blending process fueled in equal parts by a scientific approach, experience, creativity, and experimentation. This process focuses on the wood characteristics and the specific flavor contributions that each cask contributes to the blend. The result is a masterfully blended, perfectly balanced representation of the harmonious synergy between bourbon and barrel.

Achel is back

Brewed under the supervision of Westmalle
Back in stock for the first time in a few years

Achel 8° Blonde...$5.99 / 11.2oz
The nose of this refermented triple shows a very fine hoppyness, combined with sweet-malty and floral notes. In the mouth, the taste lives up to all the promises of the fragrance: after a sweet start, the flowers and hops appear; the full taste is followed by a long finish, in which the bitterness is tempered by velvety malt notes.

Achel 8° Bruin...$$5.99 / 11.2oz
A slightly sweet note stands out in the nose - the alcohol (8 vol.% Alc) is not strange - but this strong beer still comes across as fresh. The taste is full-bodied and pungent on the tongue. Slightly sweet (but not sticky), a hint of ripe fruit, but especially coffee bitters determine the character of this beer. The long finish is also dominated by this bitterness.

Achel no longer a Trappist beer, after last monks depart abbey
After the last monks left Achel Abbey earlier this year, the beers produced at Achel Brewery no longer bear the Trappist label.

In the beginning of January, there were 14 authentic Trappist beer brands. By the end of the month, the Trappist Belgium breweries were reduced by one.

Eight of the Trappist breweries are located in Austria, the UK, Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands, and the United States. The remaining breweries were in Belgium: Westmalle, Westvleteren, Orval, Rochefort, Chimay, and the former Achel, which is now closed.
The Trappists, or Cistercians of the Strict Observance, observe the Rule of St. Benedict.
Prior to 1998, breweries with no affiliation to the religious order were producing beers labeled Trappist. In response the International Trappist Association was established to preserve the name of abbey beers.
In order for a beer to claim itself as Trappist, the ITA requires the beer to be brewed in the confines of a monastery, under the direction of the monks, and the production is limited to the costs of monastic preservation, including their pastoral work and providing sustenance for the monks. Achel Abbey was founded as a priory in 1846, as a daughter house of Westmalle Abbey. It became an abbey in 1871. It was disestablished in 2021, with its last monks going to Westmalle Abbey.
Achel’s beers had already been brewed under the supervision of monks from Westmalle for some time.
The abbot of Westmalle told VRT, a Flemish public broadcaster, that “The beer is still brewed under our supervision, so feel free to still call it Trappist. But we are no longer allowed to use the logo, because there is no longer a living community present in Achel.”

“The beer itself will not change its taste and production will not be compromised,” he added. “On the contrary. We are currently investing in a new, larger brewhouse. It will be brought into use in the spring.”


Open House Tasting with whisky expert

Scotch Tasting with Ed Kohl

Open House Tasting with whisky expert
Ed Kohl owner of Keeper’s Quest Brands
Thursday, September 22th From 5:00-6:30 pm

The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO

It’s been a year since our friend Ed Kohl has stopped by and shared whiskey here at the TWCP.. We’re happy to announce that Ed will be pouring single malts from his portfolio including some new release whiskies Come by and say hello and taste through a great lineup of scotch.

Below is the lineup of treats:

McLeod’s Regional Malt Series
The perfect introduction to the world of single malt whiskies, the Macleod’s Regional Malts collection comprises a selection of single malt Scotch whiskies, which we believe to be the most representative of their particular region.  All 35.99 each!

  • Macleod's Single Malt Scotch Islands
  • Macleod's Single Malt Scotch Lowlands
  • Macleod's Single Malt Scotch Islay
  • Macleod's Single Malt Scotch Speyside
  • Macleod's Single Malt Scotch Highland
  • Spey Trutina Single Malt Scotch Whisky 46% abv
  • Spey Fumare Single Malt Scotch Whisky 46% abv
  • Five Fold, Ardmore 12 yr Highland Single Malt Cask Strength 58.2% abv
  • Five Fold, Orkney 10 yr Island Single Malt Cask Strength 60.7% abv

Ed Kohl
Ed Kohl is the CEO and Managing Director of Keeper’s Quest Inc, dba Quest Brands with more than three decades of experience in the wine and Scotch industry, he is a brand builder from beginning to end.
He started the company with only one brand and a strong belief that his company could grow — and this it did. With 10 more brands in the portfolio, the company has a growth rate of 30% annually, and it’s poised for a positive future. Today, Ed is known as the “Spirit and Scotch expert” to thousands in the industry. He conducts workshops and seminars around the USA with the goal of educating people on the nuances of Scotch and spirits, including the distillation process, tasting and more.
With a focus on expanding the company offerings to include specialty spirit categories outside of the current offerings, Ed and his team are creating a seamless interconnected communication with distillers, retailers and consumers. His main effort is to connect with the consumer who is not interested in the everyday brands, but who wants a new experience with a new brand. This includes younger generations who are considered the growth and expansion in the spirits industry whether they purchase in retail stores, bars, or restaurants.
His company serves as the U.S. importer of great spirits, and as a true whisky fan, Ed ensures that the spirits he imports are authentic, all natural, and each has its own unique story to tell.
In 2012 Ed was inducted into “The Keepers of the Quaich,” a Scotland original organization that honors and gives recognition to individuals who have worked, excelled and promoted the growth of Whisky and Scotch for more than 10 years.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

2018 Leeuwin Estate Prelude Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Leeuwin Estate Prelude Cabernet Sauvignon...$23.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $27.94
Suggested retail $29
300 cases imported

Deep ruby. Spice-accented red and dark berry scents are complemented by succulent herb, tobacco and smoky mineral flourishes. Juicy, focused and appealingly sweet, offering sappy black raspberry and cherry cola flavors that take on licorice and vanilla notes with air. Closes very long and precise, with repeating cherry and herb notes and supple tannins that add frame and gentle grip.
Rated 93/100 Vinous Media