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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Introducing the Theodore Rex Ozark Highlands Bourbon Series

Exciting announcement!  More details coming!


PEOPLE         LAND        PURPOSE

Introducing the Theodore Rex Ozark Highlands Whiskey Series. The Wine & Cheese Place is proud to introduce a first of its kind project in partnership with Demetrius Cain and Nobletons Distilling House. The Theodore Rex Ozark Highlands Whiskey Series is an annual selection of four single barrel whiskeys released to coincide with the changing seasons, and a fifth barreling comprising a blend of the four seasonal single barrels. The annual lineup will include: “Planting Season” (Spring), “Summer Solstice” (Summer), “The Harvester” (Autumn), “Orion’s Journey” (Winter) and “Celebration” (Holiday Blend). Ozark Highlands whiskeys have been distilled in Missouri for over 200 years, and finally won official designation in 2022 in an effort led by Demetrius. The Theodore Rex series honors the rich legacy this historic American spirit by allowing our patrons to taste its nuances through different barrelings and mash bills over the span of years.

A release date for the 2024 Planting Season bottling—which is a bourbon—will be announced shortly



Demetrius will help us launch the project at a bottle signing event, limited to 45 guests (one bottle per guest).  Please watch our announcements for the ticket release dates and details.  A small number of bottles will be available on the bar menu of Bulrush, a James Beard nominated restaurant in St. Louis city that focuses on Ozark cuisine.  All remaining bottles will be offered via our rewards club. 

 About The Theodore Rex Line of Wines, Spirits and Craft Beers from The Wine & Cheese Place

Our Theodore Rex offerings represent the best of the craftspeople who make them and the land from where they come.  We launched the concept with a Pinot Noir by famed winemaker Adam Lee featuring Sonoma Coast fruit.  We are following this up with Theodore Rex Ozark Highlands Bourbon as well as two craft beer releases and a Chardonnay due later in 2024.  The Theodore Rex mission is simple: people, land, purpose.

Hopewell Brewing Pils


Hopewell Brewing Pils.....$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
A Pilsner-style Lager with a bready malt profile and a snappy noble hop finish. Tastes great anytime — but best with friends.

Friday, May 17, 2024

Redbreast Sherry Finish Lustau Edition


Redbreast Sherry Finish Lustau Edition...$79.99
Redbreast Sherry Finish Lustau Edition was born of a unique collaboration between the Bodegas Lustau and the Midleton Distillery thanks to an old friendship. Redbreast Lustau Edition is initially matured in traditional bourbon and sherry casks for a period of 9-12 years. It is then finished for 1 additional year in first fill hand selected sherry butts that have been seasoned with the finest Oloroso sherry from the prestigious Bodegas Lustau in Jerez, Spain.

Perennial Artisan Ales City Red

Perennial Artisan Ales City Red...$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
A robust blend of caramelized malts, toasted grains with a light malty sweetness + subtle hoppy finish.  Whether you’re cheering from the stands or celebrating with friends at home, this brew is the winning choice!

Perennial Perpetual Waves West Coast Style IPA


Perennial Perpetual Waves West Coast Style IPA...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Prepare to be swept away on a tidal wave of taste with our latest creation, Perpetual Waves - west coast IPA! Inspired by the rhythmic pulse of the ocean + the relentless energy of the surf, this brew captures the essence of the coast in every sip
Catch some serious waves, with each crest carrying a burst of citrus and a hint of pine

Dewar's 19yr Blended Scotch Champions Edition

Limited edition bottle and box.
Both in stock now at Forsyth
Dewar's 19yr Blended Scotch Champions Edition 123rd US Open Edition...$72.99 
Dewar's 19yr Blended Scotch Champions Edition 124th US Open Edition...$72.99
Dewar’s 19 Year Old limited edition offering is back to celebrate the 2022 U.S. Open Championship at The Country Club, Brookline, Mass. This is the same site where Francis Ouimet won the legendary 19th U.S. Open®, sparking a passion for golf in the US that continues to this day.
Extra-matured exclusively in New American Oak & Ex-Rye casks to produce a Scotch Whisky that’s as rich and complex as the great game of golf itself. Dewar’s 19 Year Old, “The Champions Edition”, was developed by now 3-time Master Blender of the Year Stephanie Macleod in partnership with the USGA.
This latest expression honors two inseparable Scottish icons, Scotch Whisky and golf. From many casks, one champion blend emerges.
Tasting Notes:
Butterscotch
Heather Honey
Cinnamon

New Half bottle! Don Julio Tequila 1942


New Half bottle! 375ml size!
Don Julio Tequila 1942.....$79.99 / 375ml
This limited-edition tequila is best appreciated when served in a snifter. Adding even more to its exclusivity, Tequila Don Julio 1942 undergoes a second distillation in a special still known as Pot Still 6, which refines the flavors even further.


Chateau Potensac Medoc




2019 Chateau Potensac Medoc....$31.99
Bright, with crushed-stone and floral character on the nose. Medium body with a firm core, expanding through the palate. Vivid and bright. Lots of good energy. Crushed-stone and lightly chalky character at the end. Needs two or three years to come around
Rated 94/100 James Suckling
Purity, precision and energy here, fresh and juicy and full of life on the palate with creamy-edged ripe, red fruits. Lovely power, with a clear Pauillac-like tannic structure but mouthfeel that is silky and smooth. A fresh mineral finish leaves the palate nicely cooled. A top buy.
Rated 94/100 Decanter Magazine
Lots of black cherries, currants, ripe tobacco, and cedar notes emerge from the 2019 Château Potensac, a medium-bodied, concentrated, beautifully pure, elegant Médoc that's well worth seeking out. It's going to continue to drink nicely for 10-15 years.
Rated 92/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Always a dependable bottling, the 2019 Potensac opens in the glass with aromas of dark berries, cherries and pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and nicely concentrated, with lively acids and powdery tannins, the vintage has made for an unusually polished Potensac that will offer a broad drinking window.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Narrow Gauge Canned Two Days Ago!

 
CANNED 5/14/ 2024
Narrow Gauge DDH Sparkle Motion American Pale Ale...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
American Pale Ale Double dry-hopped with Galaxy and Citra hops (6.0% ABV).

Narrow Gauge OJ Run Imperial IPA...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Imperial IPA dry hopped with Citra, Galaxy, and Amarillo

Narrow Gauge DDH Fallen Flag IPA...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
DOUBLE DRY HOPPED
American IPA dry-hopped with Citra and Mosaic hops
7% ABV

Blue Note Juke Joint Uncut Single Barrel Whiskey Hand Selected by Vintegrity

 
Blue Note Juke Joint Uncut Whiskey Hand Selected by Vintegrity...$49.99 / 750ml
  • Proof: 117.2
  • ABV: 58.60%
  • Barrel No.:19747
  • Hand selected by: Vintegrity for Missouri #15

Teeling Irish Whiskey Wonders of Wood #3 Swedish Cask

 
Teeling Irish Whiskey Wonders of Wood #3...$89.99 / 700ml
in partnership with The Tree Council of Ireland. The WONDERS OF WOOD series will help to plant exclusively native Irish tree species in our own designated acre of land.
  • Crafted from a recipe of 50% malted barley, 50% unmalted barley
  • triple distilled
  • matured in Swedish Virgin Oak Casks: Swedish Oak is a very rare and native to the Nordics region
  • notes of candied ginger and almond treacle
  • 50% ABV

White Burgundy Sampler Pack



White Burgundy Wine Sampler
6 Great White Burgundy Values!!
1 bottle each of the wines below = $166.94
Special Sampler price = $145 / for the 6 bottles!






  1. Les Gentilhommes Macon Peronne....$26.99
  2. Tramier & Fils Macon Villages...$26.99
  3. Comte de Langeron Coteaux Bourguignons Blanc...$25.99
  4. Damien Martin Saint Veran...$26.99
  5. Damien Martin Bourgogne Blanc...$19.99
  6. Lafon Macon Chardonnay Clos de la Crochette....$39.99
More info on the wines - hit the Buy Now button above to order the wines individually too

Amazing single vineyard Macon!!!
2022 Les Gentilhommes Macon Peronne....$26.99
100 % Chardonnay -- Single Vineyard from the heart of the Macon
This single-vineyard Chardonnay is produced in the village of Péronne, in the heart of the Maconnais region in Burgundy, from 40 year-old vines planted on the limestone based soils of the Mount Epin. A beautiful golden color with green reflections, delicate toasty notes and attractive aromas of citrus and ripe summer fruits combine with floral and honey nuances that are typical of the old vines. Fresh, ample and full-bodied on the palate, the wine is perfect by itself as an aperitif and delicious during the meal.

Great Value in White Burgundy!
2022 Tramier & Fils Macon Villages...$26.99
100% Chardonnay from Burgundy
Ripe fruit and flowery nose. On the palate, it begins with smooth yet sharp aromas of grapefruit and lemon followed by a rich texture giving place to hints of honey and white flowers. The finish is long thanks to good acidity levels
This wine pairs nicely with smoked salmon, mixed salads, sushis, poultry and veal in cream sauce, creamy risotto, and goat cheeses. Just south of the Burgundy region, the Chardonnay benefits from great exposure to sun throughout the growing season. Once the fermentation is over, the wine is aged in oak for a couple of months to add flavor and complexity.

2023 Comte de Langeron Coteaux Bourguignons Blanc...$25.99
  • 90% Chardonnay
  • 10% Aligote
A blend of Chardonnay and Aligoté of which most is matured in stainless steel. It has a great Burgundy nose with a touch of minerality that comes from the Aligote. Great flavors of tart apples and a steely acidity finishes off this great wine. Highly recommended and very limited production
Nice pale robe, the nose is discreet yet intense with hints of white flower and honey. The wine expresses minerality and length on the palate with a nice balance of acidity on the finish.
This wine is a free blend of the two main white varietals of Burgundy: Chardonnay and Aligoté. The berries are sourced from different parts of the Burgundy region characterized by a large variety of different soils. Both grapes are vinified separately and blended before bottling, which gives them more control on the typicity of this wine. This is a great aperitif wine but it also pairs well with pasta, cured meats, pork, chicken, rich fish like salmon and tuna as well as soft, mild cheeses.

2022 Damien Martin Saint Veran...$26.99
100% Estate Grown Chardonnay

Full malolactic and 6 months on the lees to add richness and complexity
Pure, clean orchard and tropical fruits, spice, crushed stone, and white flower notes all emerge from the 2022 Saint Véran, a medium-bodied, clean, incredibly classy, balanced Saint Véran that has good mid-palate density, integrated acidity, and outstanding length
Rated 91/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2022 Damien Martin Bourgogne Blanc...$19.99
Bright citrus, orange blossom, honeyed flowers, and a kiss of minerality all emerge from the 2022 Bourgogne Blanc, a clean, medium-bodied, vibrant, refreshingly crisp white revealing outstanding length as well as a touch of salinity on the finish. Drink bottles over the coming 3-5 years, if not longer.
Rated 90/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2022 Heritiers du Comte Lafon Macon Chardonnay Clos de la Crochette...$39.99
The 2022 Mâcon-Chardonnay Clos de la Crochette has a quite backward nose that needs more tension. The palate is well-balanced with fine acidity, much more expressive than the aromatics, with a peachy, seductive finish. Lovely. But the nose needs to step up a gear
Rated 90/100 Vinous Media

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Savage & Cooke Tasting at Spirit Wine and Craft This Friday!


This Friday, May 17th from 4-6pm at Spirit Wine & Craft
5760 Chippewa St.
Thomas from Vintegrity will be pouring samples of Savage & Cooke whiskeys
  • Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels
  • American Whiskey Finished in Zinfandel barrels
  • Rye Whiskey Finished in Grenache barrels

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Limited Tequila Raffle


Limited Tequila Raffle
Emails will go out May 26th or 27th
Only Tequila purchases will count towards this raffle. We want to give Tequila lover's a chance to get these.  Your purchases over the past 6 months through May 25th at 7pm will count towards this raffle.

  • Tapatio Excelencia Extra Anejo
  • Fortaleza Blanco
  • Fortaleza Reposado
  • Fortaleza Anejo
  • G4 108 Blanco
  • G4 Blanco de Madera
  • G4 Reposado
list subject to change

Details about the raffle

  • All tequila/mezcal purchases will count towards the raffle 
  • You must be a member of our Rewards Club
  • The top tequila supporters will get a chance to purchase one of the bottles above.
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • This is for a chance to purchase a bottle
  • If you get a winning email, you will then submit a list of the above tequila in order of preference. You will get to purchase your highest choice depending on what is left when we get to your name.  You will have 24 hours to respond to the email before we go to the next person

Garage Beer

 

Garage Beer Lime...$9.99 / 6pk 16oz cans
Garage Beer Lime
Here's to bringing some beach vibes into the garage. Garage Beer Lime is light and refreshing, with a hint of lime flavor to mix things up. The garage is always open and you're all welcome for a few.
95 Calories, 3g Carb, 4% ABV.
Garage Beer Light Beer...$9.99 / 6pk 16oz cans
Garage Beer
This is where beer brands tell their story, but we thought you would rather just drink beer with your buddies. Garage Beer is light, refreshing, and made with the highest quality ingredients, that's it.
Keep it light, Cheers!
95 Calories, 3g Carb, 4% ABV

Odell Peach Stand Rambler Blonde Ale


Odell Peach Stand Rambler Blonde Ale...$10.99 / 6pk cans
There’s nothing quite like the summer harvest of Palisade peaches. Peach Stand Rambler is our tribute to the hands that carefully tend those orchards. A Blonde Ale brewed to accentuate fresh Palisade peaches, this beer is refreshing and bright like a calm Colorado sunset.


New Batch of Tears of Llorona Tequila Anejo

 
Tears of Llorona Extra Anejo...$249.99 / 1L
Requiring a careful combination of patience, care, and love, the process of creating Tears of Llorona starts with 100% pure Weber Agave Azul grown in the volcanic slopes of the Mexican highlands, where agaves grow slowly and naturally to achieve a higher starch content. Germán personally inspects each plant before harvesting and then slow-roasts the piñas the traditional way before fermenting using a proprietary yeast.
The fermented mosto, or must, is then distilled twice in traditional copper pot stills and aged in three distinct types of oak barrels— Scotch, Sherry Oak, and Brandy — for five years, which is two years longer than most traditional extra añejos.
Aged for five years in three types of barrels, including scotch, brandy, and Sherry oak barrels, Tears of Llorona is then masterfully blended by Germán, delivering a layered tasting experience with a complexity of flavors. Germán then bottles at 43% specific gravity to balance the flavors. This slow, hand-crafted process results in a very high rate of osmotic loss, known as the “angels’ tears”; another reason for the name, Tears of Llorona.
AROMA: Caramel custard, dried fruit, and dark chocolate
TASTE: Agave with a heady spiciness and complexity for experienced palates
FINISH: Described best as "a warm scarf on a cold day."

Maplewood Nectaron Juice Pants India Pale Ale

 
Maplewood Nectaron Juice Pants IPA...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
TASTE PROFILE
A showcase of passionfruit, and orange pulp, with hints of ripe pineapple throughout. As always, a juice bomb ready to explode!
Juice Pants has been bombarded with hops once again and this time there's a lot of New Zealand grown, Nectaron!
HOPS: Nectaron

Prairie Artisan Ales and American Solera Collab Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

 
Prairie Not Subtle...$11.99 / 12oz bottle
Collaboration with American Solera and Pursuit Spirits. American Solera and Prairie Artisan Ales imperial stout aged in Pursuit bourbon barrels. Blended and bottled with no adjuncts.
STYLE: BARREL AGED IMPERIAL STOUT/STOUT
ABV: 14.4%
COLLABORATORS: AMERICAN SOLERA/PURSUIT

Jameson 18 Years Old

 
Jameson 18 Year...$179.99 / 750ml
You’ve landed on something special here. Jameson 18 Years was made to make any occasion memorable. This is an 18 year old whiskey, the kind of thing you only pull out for best mates. And if you want to impress them just throw this line into conversation: “It’s a unique blend of three signature distillates matured in the finest oak for almost two decades and is given a final marrying period of at least 6 months in a fresh American oak barrel, adding a unique complexity and elegance’. Ok, that is a mouthful. Just let the bottle do the talking.
NOSE
Aromatic oils with a touch of wood and spicy toffee.
TASTE
Wonderfully mellow and smooth, a mouthful of complex flavours –toffee, spice, hints of wood and leather, gentle sherry nuttiness and vanilla.
FINISH
A long lingering finish carries the theme of the wood, spice and toffee right through to the end.

Electric Brewing Co. IPAs

The first load sold very fast - more in stock now!
 
Electric Brewing Self Destructive Destiny DDH Triple IPA...$20.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Electric Brewing Self Destructive Destiny DDH Triple IPA...$5.99 / 16oz can
double dry hopped triple IPA with milk sugar
10% ABV

Electric Brewing Chapters of Repugnance DDH IPA...$19.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Electric Brewing Chapters of Repugnance DDH IPA...$5.49 / 16oz can
double dry hopped IPA with milk sugar
7.9% ABV

2022 Argyle Pinot Noir Willamette


2022 Argyle Pinot Noir Willamette...$23.99
Spry and sleek, with vibrant cherry and cranberry flavors that take on orange peel and dusky spice accents as this finishes with snappy tannins. Drink now through 2032. 55,000 cases made.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator

Cazcanes Tequila Event! Open House Tasting at The Wine and Cheese Place Lamp & Lantern

 
Cazcanes Tequila Event!
Where: The Wine and Cheese Place Lamp & Lantern, 195 Lamp and Lantern Village 63017
When: Wednesday May 22nd from 4pm-6pm
This is easily one of the best Tequila events of the year! Join us as we welcome owner Jon-Paul Fortunati of Cazcanes Tequilas. Come taste and hear for yourself why these tequilas are so special and unique. They are truly one of a kind!

My Favorite Neighbor Harvey and Harriet Red


My Favorite Neighbor Harvey and Harriet Red...$21.99
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Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec
Lightly caramelized aromas of black cherry, asphalt, crushed rocks and toasted hardwood show on the nose of this bottling, which is built for aging. The structure is leathery and tense on the palate, where toasted wood and cocoa bean flavors meet with black olive, graphite and dark berry.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Mettler Old Vine Zinfandel Epicenter


2019 Mettler Old Vine Zinfandel Epicenter...$17.99
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This classic, full-bodied California Zin shows intriguing nuances of wild sage, bay leaf and dried meat backed by luscious blackberry and mulled plum flavors and supported by moderate tannins that keep it mouthwatering.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Enthusiast