Saturday, October 1, 2022

Ben Holladay Missouri Bourbon Bottled in Bond

In stock and on sale!!
Ben Holladay Missouri Bourbon Bottled in Bond...$49.99
6 Year Old
Distilled Spring 2016
Bottled July 18, 2022
Warehouse C
44% from Floor #1 and 56% from Floor #5
Bourbon is by definition American-made. The spirit can only be made in the United States and it can be made in any state, but the finest bourbon results from an ideal combination of climate and geology that is rare outside of Kentucky but is found in the rolling hills of Weston, Missouri.

The Holladay Distillery was founded in 1856, making it both the oldest distillery in the state of Missouri and the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi still operating on its original site. The property sits on active limestone springs that were first charted by Lewis and Clark in 1804, more than fifty years before Ben Holladay purchased the land that would later become his legacy.

Ben Holladay Bourbon is classified as a Real Missouri Bourbon under a 2019 law requiring that any whiskey labeled as Missouri bourbon must not only meet the federal standards for bourbon, but also be mashed, fermented, distilled, aged, and bottled in the state; aged in oak barrels manufactured in the state; and—beginning January 1, 2020—made with corn exclusively grown in the state. It is also Bottled-in-Bond, a rare and prestigious designation in the distilled spirits industry, signaling that the product is distilled, aged, and bottled in the same location and assuring a mark of authenticity.

This six-year-old, Bottled-in-Bond, Real Missouri Bourbon is crafted with the same mash bill that was developed by Ben Holladay in 1856. This whiskey represents the perfect union of distilling tradition and modern-day production.

2017 Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva.


Stock up!  Price going up!!

2017 Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva...on sale now for..$19.99
New price will be $27.99 soon!
Total Wine and More is $33.49 now (Fairview Heights IL)

Lots of ripe cherries and berries with undergrowth and mushroom undertones, as well as ash. It’s full-bodied with round, creamy tannins and a medium-chewy finish. A solid Chianti Classico here. Give it a year or two to soften. Real deal.
Rated 95/100 James Suckling

This is one of the icon wines of the greater Chianti Classico area. The hot vintage Castello di Monsanto 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva shows width and depth with plenty of dark fruit, cherry, blackberry and plum. The wine is steady and bright with polished tannins and a mid-weight approach that proves its overall versatility and adaptability. It is ideal for a plate of ricotta-filled gnudi.
Rated 92/100 Wine Advocate

Big bottles

Magnum! 3 in stock now
2019 Clos I Terraces Clos Erasmus Priorat....$469.99 / 1.5 liter
The serious and powerful 2019 Clos Erasmus feels quite classical Priorat, with notes of graphite, black fruit and licorice; it's a solid Priorat with weight, concentration and clout. There are still some smoke, toast and spice notes from the élevage—100% in barrel, some 40% of them new, for around 18 months—and the wine always needs a little bit of time in bottle. Despite the 15.5% alcohol, the wine comes through as balanced and with freshness, there is no heat or sensation of alcohol; you need the tannins and acidity to counterbalance the alcohol, and they are doing that here. This is more balsamic, aromatic and exuberant. It's showy, hedonistic and rich, a solid Erasmus. The tannins are still quite present and need some more time to be resolved. 3,300 bottles were filled in May 2020.Rated 98+/100 The Wine Advocate

Magnum - only 2 bottles left
2018 Sassicaia Bolgheri Red .....$549.99 / 1.5 liter
This is a classic vintage of an Italian icon now celebrating its 50th vintage. The Tenuta San Guido 2018 Bolgheri Sassicaia lays out a familiar blueprint that borrows from the proven track record of this landmark estate that extends into the hills just beyond the Tyrrhenian shores of Tuscany. This vintage is crystalline and pure in its delivery, and if you are familiar with previous editions, it is impossible to mistake this wine for anything but Sassicaia.Rated 97+/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 98/100 James Suckling
Rated 96/100 The Wine Specatator

Double Magnum - 
2018 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte...$759.99 / 3 liter
A pure expression of Sangiovese, the Montevertine 2018 Le Pergole Torte works hard in this vintage to preserve its most elegant and timeless style. There is a point of ripeness and a hint of extra cherry concentration that gives this wine beautiful intensity and verticality. The expressive bouquet incorporates mild touches of spice, earth, pressed rose and lavender bud. I'm putting a plus sign next to my score to underline the aging potential of this vintage. The tannins are shapely and fine, but they reveal tight youthfulness that will soften with more time in the bottle. Silky, supple tannins are a hallmark of Le Pergole Torte. This is a 29,000-bottle production.
Rated 96+/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 96/100 Vinous Media

Double Magnum 
2019 Dominus Napa Valley Red...$1,499.99 / 3 liter

The 2019 Dominus is blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc, aged in 40% new French oak. Impressively dark-hued in the glass, it yields scents of cherries and cassis on the nose—or is it black cherries and redcurrants? Subtle notes of mocha, pencil shavings and almost Graves-like earthiness wind through the concentrated, medium to full-bodied palate, giving it a sense of savory gravitas, while the finish is silky and long, leaving a lingering residue of soft tannins and mouthwatering freshness.
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 98/100 James Suckling
Rated 96/100 Wine Spectator

Nicolas Feuillate Champagne Reserve Exclusive Brut

You do not find many true big name Champagnes under $50 anymore!
The Wine Spectator Insider just picked this one as their Value Pick of the week!
Nicolas Feuillate Champagne Reserve Exclusive Brut...$36.99

An elegant Champagne, linear and well-meshed, with creamy plushness to the nevertheless lively mix of ripe cherry, apricot, toast point and lemon tart flavors. Clean-cut, spiced finish. Pinot Noir, Meunier and Chardonnay. Drink now. —A.N.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator

Friday, September 30, 2022

New Holland Brewing Dragon's Milk 2022 Reserve 3 Smores Edition


New version is here!
New Holland Dragon Milk Reserve Smores...$15.99 / 4pk 12oz bottles
New Holland Dragon Milk Reserve Smores...$3.99 / 12oz bottle
Bourbon barrel-aged stout with chocolate, marshmallow, graham cracker and natural flavors. 
ABV. 11%

Excel Brewing Company

Excel Brewing Hell Night...$8.49 / 4pk 16oz cans
Excel's take on the amber lager celebrates the darker months of the year. Malty, but balanced, this is perfect for a cozy night in. 
5.5% ABV.
Excel Brewing The Destructors Scary Sours...$8.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Sour gose ale with sea salt and tropical fruit.
A Ghostbusters themed tropical sour that's refreshing and fruity (but not too sour).

4.5% ABV.
Excel Brewing Rye Day the 13th...$12.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
Ale aged in Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey barrels. Similar to a barley wine beer. Boozy, smooth, sweet, strong-malty flavor. If you are looking for a full-bodied sipper with complexity, look no further!
9% ABV.

FINISH IT REVISITED!!! Make your own flight!

This weekend!
Amazing whiskey flights!

FINISH IT REVISITED!!! Make your own flight!
Three ¾ ounce drams for $6 (yes, 6 bucks!)
Friday 9/30 & Saturday 10/1

At the Infamous Bar
Inside the Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd

We’re doing it again!

We need room for new whiskey so we are calling upon you, our loyal customers, to drink us to shelf space. We've added more selections to the list so stop by and taste a spell…
choose from this list!

  • Little Book #2 Barrel proof
  • Knob Creek Rye Whiskey TWCP Single Barrel 115 proof
  • Larceny Straight Bourbon TWCP Single Barrel 92 proof
  • Wild Turkey Russell’s Reserve Bourbon TWCP Single Barrel 110 Proof
  • Whistlepig 10 Year TWCP Single Barrel Straight Rye 115.8 proof
  • Belle Meade Sherry cask
  • Jefferson's Reserve Twin Oak Bourbon
  • John E. Fitgerald Larceny Bourbon TWCP Single Barrel
  • Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon **
  • Bob Dylan's Heaven's Door Tennessee Bourbon
  • Bulleit Bourbon TWCP/ STL Bourbon Society Single Barrel
  • Jefferson Reserve TWCP Bourbon Whiskey Batch H-231
  • Jefferson's Ocean Wheated Bourbon Voyage 19
  • Johnny Drum Private Stock Kentucky Bourbon
  • Kings County Distillery Straight Bourbon
  • Weller Wheated Bourbon Special Reserve
  • Willett Pot Still Reserve Bourbon
  • Basil Hayden Dark Rye
  • Few Rye Whiskey
  • Jack Daniels Tennessee Rye Whiskey
  • Journeyman Distillery Election Day Rye
  • Old Elk Rye TWCP Single Barrel
  • Old Pepper Distillery / TWCP Straight Rye Single Barrel 4 yr
  • Rebel Yell Small Batch Straight Rye
  • Rossville Union Barrel Proof Rye
  • Rossville Union Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Clyde May's Alabama Style Whiskey
  • Corsair Triple Smoke Peated American Whiskey
  • George Dickel Single Barrel Sour Mash 9 Years
  • George Dickel Single Barrel 11 Years Barrel #10127-038

Perennial Artisan Ales


In stock at Forsyth and Spirit Wine and Craft
Perennial Black Walnut Dunkel...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz
Dunkelweisse with Missouri Black Walnuts.
ABV. 6.6%

In stock at Spirit Wine and Craft only
Perennial Postponed Indefinitely IPA...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz
Rotating IPA style.
ABV. 6.2%

Perennial Artisan Ales Intentionally Indulgent Imperial Stout

Local supporting local! We love it!
Perennial / 2nd Shift / Sump Coffee

Perennial Intentionally Indulgent Imperial Stout...$13.99 / 2pk 16oz cans
Perennial Intentionally Indulgent Imperial Stout...$7.49 / 16oz can
Imperial Stout with Coffee, Chocolate, and Vanilla Beans.
ABV. 11.5%

Esteban Martin Garnacha Syrah

2018 Esteban Martin Garnacha Syrah....$8.99
85% Garnacha (Grenache)
Lots of spice, smoked-meat and ripe-berry aromas and flavors to this. Full to medium body. Round and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink now.
Rated 92/100 James Suckling

2020 Guarda Rios Red Blend Portugal

2020 Guarda Rios Red Blend Portugal...$14.99
"Ripe vine fruits, blackberry, chocolate and vanilla on the nose followed by juicy acidity in the mouth with ripe, supple tannins and notes of black olive, tobacco and garrigue on the palate."
Rated 97/100 Decanter Magazine

D'Arenberg The Stump Jump GSM

2017 D'Arenberg The Stump Jump GSM...$9.99
Compare to $10.99 at Total Wine and More

Ripe, fleshy blueberries and raspberries drive this red blend without too much oak getting in the way. There's an underbelly of flowers, cinnamon and peppery spice. The tannins are typically muscular, while the fruit is juicy, silky and fresh.
#3 TOP 100 BEST BUY 2021
Rated 91/100 The Wine Enthusiast


Saturday October 1sfrom 11am-2pm

Come try these wines..
  • 2020 Ginestraia Chianti Rufina
  • 2018 Château Pineraie "Cuvée des Dames" Cahors
  • 2020 Jackpot Red Blend

2020 Ginestraia Chianti Rufina...$12.99
Varietal Composition: 95% Sangiovese, 5% Colorino

Intense, ruby red color. Structured and concentrated wine, it shows scents of little red berries and flowers as typical of Sangiovese, yet with lively acidity.
Vinified by using grapes from the best areas of Chianti, the fruits comes primarily from the Rufina region. Fattoria di Basciano produces this wine for early drink-ability: however, we find this Chianti can be cellared for a few years.

Best value from Cahors!!
2018 Château Pineraie "Cuvée des Dames" Cahors...$14.99
85% Malbec
15% Merlot
Dark purple in color with flavors of blueberry, blackberry and cassis surrounded by a nice toasted spice that rounds out the wine. Enjoy this one with a variety of food.
Château Pineraie, a vineyard of 50 hectares, is located in Puy-L’Evêque, near Cahors. Six generations of the Burc family have cared for this vineyard. The sisters, Anne and Emmanuelle, the current generation to oversee Château Pineraie, work together to carry on a wonderful family history, always with a strong will to fulfill their commitment to an ever improving quality. We believe that the diversity of our vineyard’s soils is one of the most significant assets of our wines. Little wonder that Cahors is the cradle of the Malbec grape.

2020 Jackpot Red Blend...$9.99
Made exclusively from indigenous Lisboan grapes, this easy-drinking, good-looking, well-balanced Portuguese wine will quickly become the talk of the town. We bet you you’ll like it.
A perfect duo of Aragonez and Castelão varieties, Jackpot is about bringing in all the fruit Lisbon and fantastic freshness. Bright juicy notes come together with touches of herbs and candied violets to deliver one of the most fun reds we’ve got
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.

Fresh Narrow Gauge!

Back in stock!

Fresh batches in stock! Canned September 26th

Narrow Gaue OJ Run Imperial IPA...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Imperial IPA dry hopped with Citra, Galaxy, and Amarillo

Narrow Gauge Cloud City American IPA....$15.99 / 4pk 16oz can
American IPA dry hopped with Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy and El Dorado hops (7% ABV)

Thursday, September 29, 2022


Bravus NON-ALCOHOLIC Oktoberfest...$13.99 / 6pk cans
Let your fest commence with the Bravus non-alcoholic Oktoberfest. This copper hued ale has flavors of honey, caramel and graham cracker, followed by a slight hint of spice and hop bitterness on the finish. Prost!
Ingredients: water, malted barley, hops, yeast

Bravus NON-ALCOHOLIC Hazy IPA...$13.99 / 6pk cans
This amazing hazy IPA features Citra and Mosaic hops which bring tons of citrus & berry elements while intense Idaho 7 hops highlight the big, tropical notes of this beer. The result of this unique hop combination is a dank and juicy citrus bomb with tons of orange, melon, mango and grapefruit flavors & aromas.
Ingredients: water, malted barley, hops, yeast

Bravus NON-ALCOHOLIC Raspberry Gose...$13.99 / 6pk cans

Winner of two gold medals this year, our super-approachable Raspberry Gose has a very, very small amount of pink salt added to balance some of the sweetness of the raspberries. The result? A super light & refreshing easy-drinker with a wonderful raspberry tartness!
Ingredients: water, malted barley, raspberry extract, hops, yeast

Bravus NON-ALCOHOLIC IPA...$13.99 / 6pk cans
This non-alcoholic IPA is brewed with a ton of Simcoe and Citra hops, creating a wonderful citrus-forward flavor and aroma. Extremely well-balanced and enjoyable.
Ingredients: water, malted barley, hops, yeast

Bravus NON-ALCOHOLIC Blood Orange IPA...$13.99 / 6pk cans
This super-refreshing IPA, infused with the essence of blood orange, pops with the sweet and tart goodness of fresh citrus. Citra hops also contribute to the amazing fruit and floral aromas with citrus in the finish.
Ingredients: water, malted barley, natural blood orange extract, hops, yeast

Cline North Coast Viognier.

Great Value
2021 Cline North Coast Viognier...$11.99
Peaches prime the nose and palate, a luxurious array of white flowers and apricot lining the edges of vanilla biscuit and pineapple-tangerine cream.
Rated 92/100 The Tasting Panel