Saturday, April 1, 2023

2023 Whiskey Classes with Whiskey Dave

2023 Whiskey Classes
with Whiskey Dave

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105

Class is limited to 18 guests
includes 6 different whiskies, cheese & charcuterie

  • All classes are from 6:00-7:30pm
  • Reservations required.
  • Your card will be charged with confirmation. 
  • No refunds

Whiskey Under the Influence :Port and Madeira
Thursday, March 30th
$50 per person

Just a few seats left! - Tonight
This is a second in a series of classes spotlighting wine or spirit cask aging, both fully matured
or finishing/enhancing the whiskey. In this edition, we’ll be tasting six different whiskeys
along with sampling the corresponding styles of port and Madeira as a reference point. The first time we offered the class, it sold out don’t delay!

Here’s the lineup, (list is subject to change)

Exciting learning and tasting experience
3 Madeira Finished
3 Port Finished

Penderyn Welsh Single Malt Madeira Finish 46% abv
No Age Statement

RY3 Whiskey Madeira Finish Cask Strength 58.7% ABV
Exclusively bottled for the state of Missouri

Kilchoman Islay Single Malt Scotch Madeira Cask Matured 50% abv
No age statement, Rockside Farm,Isle of Islay

Glendronach Single Malt Scotch Port Finish 46% abv
No age statement, Speyside

Clonakilty Blended Irish Whiskey Port Cask Finish Series 51% abv
Batch 35 Ex American Oak, finished in Port Casks, County Cork

Bonesnapper / TWCP Straight Rye Whiskey Single Barrel Port Cask Finish
116.9 proof 
(TWCP barrel pick, 4 Years, 2 months, 13 months in port pipe) Indianapolis, Indiana 

Distillery Focus: Linkwood Distillery


Distillery Focus: Linkwood Distillery
Thursday, April 13th
$40 per person

In this series of classes, we'll concentrate on a single Distillery, pouring 6 different expressions from cask strength to cask finished whiskey. The Linkwood Distillery in Speyside is the subject of our 1st class. Owned by Diageo, Linkwood is a component in both Johnnie Walker and White Horse blends but never released by Diageo in the U.S. leaving independent bottlers to access and bottle expressions. Linkwood has a big following with single malt fans due to the sweet, lush fruit and nuttiness on the palate and finish. Don't miss out on this special class.
  • Single Cask Nation Linkwood Ruby Port Finish 12 Year Old Single Malt…54.4% ABV
  • Single Cask Nation Linkwood Oloroso Sherry Finish 12 Year Old Single Malt 55.5% ABV
  • Signatory Linkwood 11 year Old Single Malt Scotch 46% ABV
  • Matured in a charred wine hogshead
  • Signatory Linkwood 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch 46% abv
  • Matured in 2nd fill Hogshead
  • Murray McDavid Benchmark Linkwood 8 Year Old Single Malt 46% ABV
  • Finished in 1st fill Koval bourbon barrel
  • Murray McDavid Cask Craft Linkwood Single Malt Scotch 44.5 ABV

Distillery 291 Tasting!

291 Colorado Whiskey - TWCP Single Barrel Tasting

Ryan Easterly from Distillery 291 will be at Forsyth this TONIGHT - Thursday - April 13 from 4:30-6:30
to taste our barrels and a few other whiskeys!

  • 291 Distillery Colorado Whiskey / TWCP Single Barrel...$119.99
  • 291 Distillery Colorado Bourbon 126.3 Proof / TWCP Single Barrel...$119.99
  • 291 Distillery Colorado Bourbon 126.3 Proof / TWCP Single Barrel...$119.99
  • Distillery 291 Small Batch Bourbon
  • Distillery 291 Small Batch Rye
  • Plus taste the NEW - Distillery 291 HR High Rye

291 Distillery Colorado Whiskey / TWCP Single Barrel...$119.99
  • American Oak Char #3
  • Rye: 61% malted rye and 39% corn
  • 128.6 proof
  • Yield only 46 bottles
  • Aspen Stave Finish

291 Distillery Colorado Bourbon 126.3 Proof / TWCP Single Barrel...$119.99
  • American Oak Char #3
  • Bourbon: 80% corn / 19% malted rye / 1% malted barley
  • 126.3 proof
  • Yield only 48 bottles
  • Aspen Stave Finish

291 Distillery Colorado Bourbon 126.6 Proof / TWCP Single Barrel...$119.99
  • American Oak Char #3
  • Bourbon: 80% corn / 19% malted rye / 1% malted barley
  • 126.6 proof
  • Yield only 48 bottles
  • Aspen Stave Finish

El Tesoro Single Barrel Tequila Reposado

More in stock
El Tesoro Single Barrel Tequila Reposado....$58.99
  • Limited Edition Missouri Selection
  • Finished in Ex-Bourbon Barrels
  • Only 240 bottles produced
  • 80.8 proof

Friday, March 31, 2023

Awesome new Cru Beaujolais! A great idea for Easter brunch!!


2020 Prunelle de Navacelle Regnie...$33.99 / 750ml
Prunelle de Navacelle is a trailblazing vigneronne in the emerging Beaujolais-Lantignié region. She produces small lots of her personal project at her family’s Château du Basty, home of the Perroud family since 1482. Prunelle farms old vines with regenerative agroecology methods to encourage biodiversity while fighting climate change.
Her Régnié is made from a single .64ha, 80-year-old, certified organic gamay parcel that she received in a trade from her friend Julien Sunier, who had previously converted the parcel to organic farming. The vineyard is planted in pink granite at 390m, produced with respect to her natural principles with biodynamic farming methods and cover crops. Bottled without fining, filtration, or added sulfur, the result is authentic, elegant, and transparent Régnié.
Practicing Biodynamic, Certified Organic by Ecocert

Aelred Melon Aperitif


Aelred Melon Aperitif...$21.99 / 750ml
The Melon Aperitif is made from the Cavaillon Melon, which bears resemblance to the cantaloupe, but with a deeply aromatic flesh that is sweet and mildly acidic. The juice of these melons is blended with lemon juice and sweetened with cane sugar before bottling, making for the perfect summer aperitif.

Efe Gold Raki


Efe Gold Raki...$28.99 / 750ml
Efe Gold is made from Anatolian grapes and aniseeds.
Raki is usually aged in stainless steal vats, and according to production standards in Turkey, a maximum 10 grams of sugar per liter can be added to Raki in the process. Efe Gold has no added sugar, and has been aged for 120 days in oak barrels to give it a smooth taste, as well as distintive color and aromas.

Savage & Cooke Manhattan Project

Savage & Cooke Manhattan Project...$44.99 / 750ml
Enjoy a bar quality cocktail with supreme taste and convenience. The Manhattan Project, a full strength Manhattan in a 750ml glass bottle, is the most recent release from Savage & Cooke.
THE COCKTAIL: Classic Manhattan made with 3 year old Rye Whiskey, local Sweet Vermouth and bitters.  Rich and sultry with dark fruit, candied orange and vanilla notes. Pleasing, delicious and very drinkable.
Recipe: Three year-old Rye, Sweet Vermouth, bitters
Package: Resealable 750ml glass bottle
Contains: Eight 3oz cocktails
Serving: Pour over ice and garnish with orange peel

New Spanish Rose in Cans!


Itxas Hari Roxa Rose...$26.99 / 4pk 250ml cans
Itxas Hari Roxa Rose...$6.99 / 250ml can

Itxas Harri, located in the village of Monteagudo in the northern Basque region of Navarra, is a new project from Ignacio Ameztoi and his long-time friend and winemaking partner, Iñaki Guelbenzu. Wines from Itxas Harri defy standard logic, as the Spanish Basque Navarra region lies inland, yet the wines have a restraint and freshness with lower alcohol levels (12.5%) which we associate with the coastal areas. This flavor profile is the result of the vineyard planted on well-drained gravelly limestone soils in an ancient seabed at 385m in the Monteagudo village. This old-vine garnacha rosé made by direct-press is appropriately named Ŕoxa, which is “rosé” in Basque. It is an elegant, refreshing wine that pairs beautifully with the grilled artichokes and vegetables for which Navarra is so famous. On its own, or paired with a Mediterranean meal, Ŕoxa is dry, bright, and charming.
Vinification – The grapes are harvested in the early morning to preserve freshness. Only the free-run juice is used, with a two-hour skin maceration. The wine is then fermented with native yeasts in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 14°C to 16°C.

Barrel Craft Spirits Dovetail Gold Label

Barrel Craft Spirits Dovetail Gold Label...$479.99
compare to $519.99 at Total Wine and More in STL
140.18 Proof
Classified as "hazmat" - anything over 140 proof
Includes whiskey up to 25 years old
Over the past several years, Barrell Dovetail has become a highly regarded expression within our portfolio of products and the American Whiskey world. Following the success of BCS Gray Label Dovetail, we decided to apply the concept of “Dovetail” to our oldest, rarest stocks. BCS Gold Label Dovetail is created with the same finishing and blending method as our award-winning Dovetail, and incorporates whiskeys aged up to 25 years, resulting in a more powerful and robust blend. We left these component whiskeys in their finishing casks for longer and included some very high proof barrels to create a blend that's intensity is only matched by its nuance and layering.

Cazcanes Tequila

Back in stock! Some great Tequila
In our minds, producing tequila is an art form, one we take very seriously. With Cazcanes, you won’t find a large scale distillery producing tequila for multiple brands. What you will find is a boutique-style distillery that operates in harmony with the land, environment, and the natural spring that preserves it. Cazcanes takes a distinctive approach to produce hand-crafted tequila from start to finish.
Cazcanes sources natural artesian water for our tequila. The water starts off as rain high up in the pristine peaks of the San Pedro De Los Landeros Mountains. It slowly travels through natural minerals deep within the volcanic mountains before emerging at the Navichi springs.
We hand select each individual 100% Weber Blue agave for harvest during peak sugar levels to deliver a distinct Cazcanes taste. The “piñas” are then cooked and put through our roller mill to extract and concentrate their flavors.
Next comes fermentation using, natural wild yeast, followed by distillation in our alembic stills.Our attention to detail continues through every step of our small batch process until our tequila finds its final resting place in a hand-blown glass bottle.

Certified Additive Free


Cazcanes Tequila Blanco No. 7...$73.99 
80 proof
Tequila Blanco No.7 is an 80 proof version of our award winning tequila produced using lowland agave (Valle agave).
Clear color. Earthy aromas of frijoles, toasted pepitas. sauerkraut, and grilled lime with a supple, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, very long white pepper, hints of ancho chili, dark chocolate and condensed milk finish. And outstandingly good Blanco Tequila; bottles at an atypically higher proof, this Blanco delivers rich body, sophisticated peppery palate and endless savory complexity.
Rated 95 Points Beverage Testing Institute 

Cazcanes Tequila Blanco No. 9...$93.99 
100 proof
Cazcanes No.9 Blanco 100 Proof is the first Blanco offering from Mr. Collin Edwards, the award-winning Master Distiller of Cazcanes Tequila. The No.9 Blanco has received praise in the U.S being voted 2018 Best Blanco Tequila and Best Unaged White Spirit, along with 2017 and 2018 Double Gold medals, from the renowned San Francisco World Spirit Competition. Cazcanes Tequila No.9 is tequila at its finest. Drink Cazcanes Tequila No.9 Blanco on the rocks, neat, or in a cocktail. More sophisticated palates will appreciate the complexity of the higher proof distillate that comes from this tequila’s unique production process.

Cazcanes Tequila Blanco No. 10...$105.99 
108 proof
Cazcanes No. 10 Still Strength Blanco Tequila is double distilled and estate bottled at 108 proof. Cazcanes No.10 Still Strength Blanco is bottled at 108 proof for even more agave flavor.

Cazcanes Tequila Reposado No. 7...$113.99 / 750ml
80 proof
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of pickled carrots, dill, Kentucky bourbon, and toasted coconut with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth intriguing, medium-length finish with nuances of pumpkin spice latte, cumin, clay and sassafras. An oak-forward Reposado that offers bourbon accents resting on an agave center. 
94 Points Beverage Testing Institute

Cazcanes Tequila Anejo...$124.99 / 750ml
Medium gold color. Aromas and flavors of toasted cashews and almonds, spiced cider, orange zest, paprika, green olives, popcorn and spiced pumpkin with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an even nuanced, medium long finish with notes of za'atar-spiced croutons, cocoa butter and roasted pistachios. A sophisticated spicy Anejo that delivers all-natural vibes and old-school tequila style.
94 Points Beverage Testing Institute

Two Petit Chateau Bordeaux Values!


2018 Chateau Pierrefitte Lalande de Pomero...$19.99 / 750ml
Superb red color with intense garnet reflections. An expressive nose that exhales pleasant notes of red fruits coated in spices. An ample mouth, with substance and melted tannins. A long and delicious finish.
Pair with mushrooms, Provençal-style rabbit, or cheese platters.

2018 Chateau Haut Veyrac Les Sens du Lisse...$14.99 / 750ml
The Château Haut-Veyrac property, owned by the Castaing family, is located on one of the hills overlooking the village of Saint-Émilion in Saint-Étienne de Lisse. The vineyard now extends over an exceptional terroir of 9 hectares in one piece. The clay-limestone soil makes it possible to cultivate the Merlot Noir and Cabernet Franc grape varieties in the best conditions.
Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Deep and dark red color.
The nose is toasted with notes of strawberry, blackcurrant and vanilla
On the palate, the wine is unctuous while offering great liveliness.
The tannins are melted and silky and bring some notes of tobacco.
Traditional ageing in oak barrels for 18 to 24 months, depending on the vintage.
Ideal to accompany white and red meats, it will work wonders with a chocolate dessert.

Mean Mule Distilling Co Agave Poblano


Mean Mule Distilling Co Agave Poblano...$32.99 / 750ml


100% agave spirits fermented with fresh roasted poblano AND then twice distilled. Distinctly rich, smokey, earthy, and crisp. Adding depth and a just a hint of heat to our already classically delicious agave spirits.
Including the peppers in the fermentation process brings out the natural characteristics of the Poblano. Whereas most producers add pepper on the end as a finish along with other flavors to balance the spirit, ours is naturally balanced and is an organic process through and through.
A county fair pepper eating contest, sweet to savory pepper, mineral, stone, fresh home garden harvest, vegatal, essence of watermelon, floral earth, smooth with no peppery gass, oily agave mouth feel.

Faccia Brutto Spirits Carciofo


Faccia Brutto Spirits Carciofo...$49.99 / 750ml
Our love for all things bitter naturally led us to highlight the artichoke in all its glory. Our Carciofo is made from a blend of 19 herbs and botanicals with neutral grain spirit from Buffalo, NY. We take fresh artichokes from the Central Valley in California and macerate them for 10 days alongside warm spices like cinnamon, allspice, and dandelion root. Lemon peel and bay leaf round out the blend that’s sweetened with organic cane sugar.
Use for these classics:
Bitter Giuseppe
Carciofo Spritz

Alias Straight Wheat Whiskey


Alias Straight Wheat Whiskey...$21.99 / 750ml
Throughout history, women have fought hard for autonomy, for opportunity, and, most of all, for equality. And when those rights – such as owning land or running a distillery – weren’t justly given, women used their craftiness to claim what was rightfully theirs. Women persisted by using a male alias to deceive those who deprived them of distillery ownership. Alias Whiskey is a celebration of the scrappy, well-intentioned women who paved the way and pushed the boundaries to create a better whiskey.
Join us in raising the glass to the women who pioneered before us, to those who endure among us, and to those who will persevere because of us.

Room 101 Gin


Room 101 Gin...$33.99 / 750ml
Owned by artist, designer, and veteran Matt Booth, Room101 Gin was crafted to pair well with Room101 cigars. It's a citrus-driven spirit where the juniper takes the back seat. It's versatile as well, the 90-proof spirit equally suited for cocktails or sipping.

Fat Orange Cat Dazed & Confused Teenage Kittens IPA

Fat Orange Cat Dazed & Confused Teenage Kittens IPA...$17.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Fat Orange Cat Dazed & Confused Teenage Kittens IPA...$4.99 / 16oz can
7.1% ABV
Dank, Hazy IPA
We're soooo excited for the release of our little cats and kittens in their groovy and awkward teen years


  • Scheduled to arrive mid/late May.
  • There is no minimum order you can snag a single bottle or mix and match a case or more to get 10% off.
  • Your orders will be confirmed and charged as soon as they are placed.

These two just got perfect 100 points!

2020 Troplong Mondot St Emilion Grand Cru...$134.99
A sensational Troplong. Vibrant and vivid, this makes you smile from the first smell: milk chocolate, floral notes of roses and lavender, wet stones, liquorice, cinnamon and ripe bramble fruits. Round and thrilling on the palate, tannins are abundant with a chalky blueberry coolness while a salty tang settles around the mouth. Lovely precision and purity of fruit; you feel the sharp definition - still linear which makes it less immediately charming than the 2019 but giving undeniable complexity. Deep but not heady, this remains pure and detailed, with a leanness from the terroir really setting this apart. After a few minutes, the glamour starts to appear giving a salivating, succulent and moreish aspect to the finish. An absolute beauty.
Rated 100/100 Decanter Magazine
Rated 98/100 Vinous
Rated 97+/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2020 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan...$219.99
Absolutely pure gold and reminding me of the 2009 (or is it the 2010?), the 2020 Château Smith Haut Lafitte sports a dense purple hue to go with incredible aromatics of blackberries, blueberries, scorched earth, wood smoke, and acacia flowers. One of the most concentrated, rich, and sexy wines in the vintage, this massive an extraordinarily opulent 2020 shows the vintage's pure, elegant profile yet backs it up with sensational levels of fruit and texture. Based on 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it already offers pleasure given its wealth of fruit, but it deserves 7-8 years of bottle age and will evolve for 40-50 years. Not enough can be said about the quality of these wines. Bravo to Florence and Daniel Cathiard, as well as to director Fabien Teitgen, for another incredible achievement.
Rated 100/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 99-100/100 James Suckling
Rated 98-100/100 Wine Advocate

click here to see the full list of Bordeaux coming

Tox Brewing Co. Eft Nelson IPA

Tox Brewing Co. Eft Nelson IPA...$17.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Tox Brewing Co. Eft Nelson IPA...$5.29 / 16oz can
India pale ale dry-hopped with Nelson hops

Routestock Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Stunning Pinot Noir Value

2021 Routestock Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir...$21.99
100% Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Floral, plummy aromas and delicious raspberry and red cherry flavors animate this medium-bodied, moderately tannic wine. Nicely ripe it's also nicely tangy, making for good balance.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Enthusiast
"The wine has a beautiful vibrant red color, and a deep brooding aroma reminiscent of dried herbs, toasted hazelnuts, and blood orange peel. The flavors are bright from acidity, and deep from concentration at the same time having flavors of shiitake mushrooms, bay laurel, lavender, and cooked red and blackberries. The wine is amazingly complex, bright, rich, and inviting." - Wine Maker

Suntide Classic Sparkling Cocktail

Suntide Classic Mimosa Sparkling Cocktail...$10.99 / 4pk
Suntide Raspberry Mimosa Sparkling Cocktail...$10.99 / 4pk
Suntide Peach Mimosa Sparkling Cocktail...$10.99 / 4pk

5.5% ABV
Our mimosas are made with real juice and sparkling wine, a simple nutrition label, and the bold and bright taste of an authentic mimosa.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Special Sunday Rye Tasting at our Forsyth Location

Special Sunday Rye Tasting at our Forsyth Location
with one of our whiskey experts, Dillon

Dillon who normally works at our New Ballas Location will be at Forsyth this Sunday helping out.  We decided to have a whiskey tasting while he is here.  Many of you know him, come in and say hi and enjoy some great Rye Whiskey

This Sunday Rye Tasting with Dillon
This Sunday April 2nd from 11am-2pm

7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO, 63105