Saturday, July 6, 2024

Side Project Single Barrel Beer Event!

We are going to select another Single Barrel beer at Side Project Brewing!
We have a date now -- August 28th!!
We are doing another barrel tasting with Cory and Karen King at Side Project Brewing. They are allowing us to bring some customers to taste and you will help select a single barrel of beer to be bottled exclusive for The Wine and Cheese Place. Everyone in attendance will be guaranteed a chance to purchase a bottle of that beer when it is bottled.

We are still working on details - but here is what we know now
  • We will be inviting 8-10 customers to helps us taste and select, like the first event.
  • It will take place at Side Project Brewing. August 28th (time to be detertimed)
  • We will invite top beer supporters with a very heavy emphasis on Side Project beer supporters at our stores (you must be a member of our rewards club) and our other TWCP beers.
  • Selection will be based on purchases since November 1st, 2023 up until August 10th, 2024

Cory and Karen King put on an amazing event last time-
Here are some pictures from our first single barrel selection

We do have some Side Project beers in stock now including  the new MERCI 2024!
We are so thankful to Cory and Karen King making this beer for us!!!
In 375ml bottles this year!!!

Side Project Merci 2024 Edition....$14.99 / 375ml
Merci was blended for our friend Paul Hayden at The Wine and Cheese Place in St. Louis. We would like to say “Merci” for all his support of Side Project Brewing by releasing Merci Vintage 2024, a blended Missouri Wild Ale.
For this latest Vintage, we focused on one of our favorite iterations of this beer, Blend #2, by incorporating a rich, funky Lambic-like palate, with our classical Side Project depth, and softness. As we do not blend to volume, only to taste, this batch is much smaller than previous releases and is packaged in 375 mL bottles to make sure we have enough to share. We also bottled this release of Merci in early January and have conditioned it exclusively with Brettanomyces Brux., a process we do not often use, for years of purposeful maturation and development in the bottle. We want this beer to express Side Project and our blending characteristics for years to come as you enjoy it now or later while saying “Merci” to those you are thankful for.

Friday, July 5, 2024

2023 Raen Monarch Challenge Rose

We are excited to get the Rose for the first time!
Great wine, great cause!

2023 Raen Monarch Challenge Rose....$26.99
Produced and Bottled by RAEN Winery
Each year for Earth Day, RAEN Winery dedicates a Rosé to the Monarch Challenge, a movement born in 2016 to bring awareness to clean farming practices.
The 2023 Monarch Challenge Rosé is a unique, coastal blend coming from our RAEN Pinot Noir lots, married with a block of beautiful, old vine Grenache, all hailing from organically farmed vineyards in line with the Monarch Challenge's goal of a cleaner, healthier, more brilliant planet.

Blue Note / TWCP Juke Joint Uncut Whiskey

A new TWCP Single barrel is here!

It is a good one!!!

Blue Note / TWCP Juke Joint Uncut Whiskey...$49.99 / 750ml

  • Proof: 120.00
  • ABV: 60%
  • Barrel No.:18882
  • Mash Bill: 70% corn, 21% rye, and 9% malted barley
  • The Wine and Cheese Place Single Barrel
This one comes in at a big time 120 proof and is loaded with flavor.   The dominate flavors are cherry, vanilla and a touch of caramel.   Even though it is 120 proof, it is well integrated and not hot.   There is some spice and oak on the finish, you are going to love this one!

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Left Hand Brewing Nitro Mixed Pack

Left Hand Brewing Nitro Mixed Pack....$12.99 / 6pk cans
The mixed pack of the summer is here! Our new, Nitro 6-pack features super smooth brews for your crew 😎

🤍 Belgian White Nitro - wheat ale with orange peel & coriander
🏖️ Sunkissed Dreams Nitro - blonde ale with tropical mango & guava
🐮 Milk Stout Nitro - creamy stout with chocolate & espresso notes

Deschutes Anytime Lemonade Shandy

Deschutes Anytime Lemonade Shandy...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz bottles
Anytime Lemonade Shandy
Shandy | 5.0% ABV | 60 IBU
Flavor: Citrusy, Refreshing, Sessionable
Hops: Nugget & Callista
Adjuncts: Lemonade
Sip, savor & seize the moment with bright lemonade flavor blended into crisp, sessionable beer. A classic and refreshing shandy. Good anytime.

Widow Jane Baby Jane Heirloom Bourbon

Widow Jane Baby Jane Heirloom Bourbon...$44.99 / 750ml
In the pursuit of intense and original flavors, our team set out to create a new generation of heirloom corn. The early growing years were curated by our team, with only the finest kernels selected for eventual growth in the fields. Years later, that corn – proprietary to Widow Jane - was harvested, driven to Red Hook and mashed, fermented & distilled, and placed into new, charred American oak barrels. The wait was a test of endurance, but the payoff? Exquisite. Because when you start with the finest raw materials, the result is extraordinary bourbon.
Baby Jane is a bourbon whiskey made from our own unique heirloom corn, “Baby Jane." This unique corn has depth, sweetness and creamy-spiciness that makes Baby Jane Bourbon truly different. Distilled by Widow Jane Distillery in Red Hook, Brooklyn and in Kentucky. True small batch bourbon; hand-assembled in Brooklyn, blended only a few barrels at a time. Non-chill filtered and proofed with our own mineral water from the legendary Rosendale mines of New York.
Salty Air, Green Grape, Honeycomb, Cream Soda
Strawberries & Cream Taffy, Salted Caramel, Fresh Fig, Allspice, Cafe au Lait
Peach Compote, Star Anise, Cut Hay, Horchata, Soft Pretzel, Milk Chocolate

4th of July -- Store Hours


4th of July Holiday Hours
Store Hours
  • Open Tuesday 10am-7pm
  • Open Wednesday  10am-7pm
  • Closed Thursday July 4th for the Holiday
  • Open Friday 10am-7pm
  • Open Saturday 10am-7pm
  • Open Sunday 11am-3pm (Kirkwood and Forsyth only)
  • continue normal hours after that!

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Found North Single Barrel Cask Strength Season 00


Found North Single Barrel Cask Strength Season 002....$99.99
Found North Cask Strength Single Barrel Season 002 Barrel 07
Blend of 12yr Rye, 15yr Corn, 23 Year Corn, 25 Year Corn whiskies


Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Frank August Winter Cover Rye Case Study :03

Only 630 bottles made, very limited!  Not available in most states.  We are lucky to get it here!

Frank August Winter Cover Rye Case Study :03....$109.99

  • Winter Cover Rye
  • 3 Barrel Batch
  • only 630 bottles made
  • 106.25 proof
  • NAS but around 6 years old
  • Rare, one off release

Smoke Wagon Private Barrel Bourbon "Missouri Select"

New Barrel
115.22 proof on this one!!

Smoke Wagon Private Barrel Bourbon "Missouri Broken Barrel"...$79.99
Single Barrel
Barrel #39-174
Warehouse: WF5
Aged 7 Years

Some barrels have such a unique taste they deserve to be presented on their own. These outstanding barrels are set aside for our private barrel program. When we say private barrel we mean it. It's not a blend. We bottle the bourbon from one barrel and move to the next. Once the bottles that come from these barrels are gone, the distinct flavor profile will never be repeated. Every bottle is marked with the barrel’s warehouse number and floor location, how long it has been aged for, and names the retailer or bourbon club that selected the barrel for its flavor profile. Each barrel is unique, first passing our scrutiny, then the scrutiny of the retailers who handpick them for their exceptional characteristics. Only those that stand out get Smoke Wagon’s Private Barrel red stamp.
Since barrels make it to the Private Barrel program, these bottles are rare and limited. If you come by one, be it in a bar, restaurant, or liquor store, we highly recommend you get one!
2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Double Gold Medal Winner


Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen

We have not seen this one in awhile!!
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen...$4.79 / 16.9oz bottle
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Maerzen is unpasteurized and made entirely from smoked malt. Heller Trum is one of the very few breweries left in Germany that does its own malting. During germination of barley, the smoke of beech wood fire is "forced" through the germinating barley for a total of between 24 and 36 hours at varying temperatures; therefore, Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier gains an unusual smoky dryness from this process. In contrast, the standard drying procedure for malt is to be heated in a kiln. The brew is mashed by double decoction, hopped once, bottom fermented, and matured seven weeks.

Sierra Nevada Cool Little Thing Cryo Fresh Hazy IPA

Sierra Nevada Cool Little Thing Cryo Fresh Hazy IPA...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
You’ve found it at last: a Hazy IPA refreshing enough to beat the heat. This Cool Little Thing unlocks juicy tropical fruit and bittersweet citrus flavors once frozen deep within Cryo Fresh™ Mosaic® hops and a trio of other subzero Cryo varieties — Crystal, Comet, and El Dorado®. Reach out and grab your discovery before it’s gone.

Rabbit Hole / TWCP Single Barrel Heigold Cask Strength Bourbon

On sale - save $20 per bottle!
Rabbit Hole / TWCP Single Barrel Heigold Cask Strength Bourbon...$99.99
on sale - regular price $119.99

6 options to choose from - same bourbon, different labels
TWCP Single Barrel Strength Bourbon - Alice
TWCP Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon - The Cheshire Cat
TWCP Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon - The March Hare
TWCP Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon - The Hatter
TWCP Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon - Tweedledum & Tweedledee
TWCP Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon - The Queen

  • 111.4 Proof
  • Aged 4 Years 5 months
  • Mash Bill: 70% Corn, 25% Malted Rye, 5% Malted Barley
  • TWCP Single Barrel
  • Barrel: Aged in #3, wood-fired, toasted & charred new American Oak barrels
  • Entry Proof: 110
  • 204 bottles produced
  • only 34 bottles of each!

For this release of Heigold Single Barrel, there will be a very limited number of barrels of this exceptional High Rye Double Malt Kentucky Straight Bourbon. To accompany this unique offering, our Founder has commissioned a series of six pieces of original art to complete this beautiful package. Each limited numbered edition has an illustration that offers a new interpretation of the timeless characters from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The result is a true work of art inside and out that could only be bottled at cask strength. 

2023 release of Heigold Single Barrel features the work of Quincy Sutton, a Los Angeles-based illustrator who was selected to create six original pieces to adorn our bottles. He likens his art to jazz music. Using shapes and colors, but no lines, his illustrations might at seem sporadic and chaotic.

2021 Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Beringer is one of our favorite wineries! 
New vintage!
2021 Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon...$29.99

A mix of red and black fruits with lavender and fresh herbs followed by vanilla, blanched almonds and a hint of black ink and pencil lead. Full-bodied, firm and juicy tannins with good acidity backbone. Sound and harmonious wine with beautiful drinkability. Terrific quality. This needs two or three years to take the edge off it.
Rated 94/100 James Suckling

Leviathan Red Blend

Another stunner from superstar Andy Erickson!
Andy Erickson has worked at some of the most expensive wineries in Napa Valley: Screaming Eagle, Harlan Estate, Ovid

2021 Leviathan Red Blend...$29.99 / 750ml
Compare to $33.99 at Total Wine and More

Always a good value, the 2021 California Red Wine is no exception and has darker berry fruits, some leafy herb, sage, lavender, and chocolate nuances, full-bodied richness, and a lush, round, seamless style that's already impossible to resist. This is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon (with plenty of other red varieties), and it should shine for 7-8 years, if not a decade, although I would drink this puppy in its youth.
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Rare Breed: Napa's Affordable Red
Andy Erickson has worked at some of the most expensive wineries in Napa Valley: Screaming Eagle. Harlan Estate. Ovid. Today, he makes or consults on expensive Cabernet Sauvignon for clients including Dalla Valle and his home base at Favia, which he owns with his wife, viticulturist Anne Favia.
He also makes Leviathan, a multi-region blend of red grapes. It's good. It's can also be had for under $40 a bottle, which is astounding for a red wine in Napa today.
So I kept asking him, at a small tasting he hosted recently, Why? Why do you bother making a California-appellation red blend for under $40 a bottle, when you have eight other clients for whom you make $250 Cabernets? Why spend so much time on Leviathan?
To be sure, it does take a lot more work to make an affordable blend, because single-vineyard Napa Cabs – though super expensive – generally call for fairly minimalist winemaking. And an in-demand Napa consulting winemaker making an affordable blend is rare these days.
Erickson didn't really have an answer to Why. But it wasn't hard to figure out the answer from tasting the wines with him: he just likes doing it.....

In 2008, the San Francisco Chronicle ran an article headlined "The new cult wines: 10 wineries to watch." Leviathan was an unexpected member of that list, alongside much more expensive Cabernets. The article says: "It's a chance to access the Screaming Eagle winemaker's talents for under $50 – far less than most of his projects." But what Erickson said really got people excited was the mystery.....
read the full article on Wine-Searcher

High Noon The El Pres Pack

High Noon Sale!!!

High Noon The El Pres Pack...$25.99 / 12 pack cans
Made with real vodka & real juice from High Noon
The new El Pres Pack features the top 4 High Noon Vodka Seltzer flavors in the well-known “power rankings” of Dave Portnoy’ aka “El Pres”.
  • Passionfruit
  • Pineapple
  • Pear
  • NEW FLAVOR ---  Tangerine

High Noon Vodka Seltzer The Original...$16.99 / 8pack cans
Compare to $18.49 at Total Wine and More
Watermelon—Black Cherry—Grapefruit—Pineapple

High Noon TEQUILA Seltzer The Original...$18.99 / 8pack cans
Compare to $19.99 at Total Wine and More
Strawberry—Lime – Grapefruit—Passionfruit

Yamazaki 12 Year Old Single Malt Japanese Whisky

Limited - back in stock
Yamazaki 12 Year Old Single Malt Japanese Whisky ...$169.99

The Yamazaki Whisky is Suntory's flagship single malt whisky, from Japan’s first and oldest malt distillery. Prized whiskies contain carefully blended components aged in American, Spanish, and Japanese Mizunara oak.

Hakushu 12 Year Old Whiskey

Limited - in stock now
Hakushu 12 Year Old Single Malt Japanese Whisky...$179.99
Straight from the untouched forests, mountains, and pure waters of the Southern Japanese Alps, it is no wonder that Hakushu is a "green and fresh" whisky, praised by the most curious whisky connoisseurs and lovers of gastronomy.

Its crisp and vibrant feel, unique in a single malt, enlivens and liberates your senses.
Rich fruity aroma combined with soft smoke.
Color : pure gold
Nose : fresh green leaves, green apple, pear, soft smoke
Palate : sweet pear, butter cookie, crisp
Finish : soft, pleasantly smoked, dry

Monday, July 1, 2024

Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc

Another store favorite scores big!
2022 Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc....$11.99

Fresh and crisp, with green apple, lemon and white grapefruit flavors on a sleek, mouthwatering frame, backed by plenty of clipped herbs and lemongrass. Drink now. 87,000 cases made, 50,000 cases imported.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Spectator

New Single Malt Scotch releases have arrived from Murray McDavid

New Single Malt Scotch releases have arrived from Murray McDavid, one of the top independent bottlers in Scotland, All are single cask bottlings at cask strength, unchillfiltered and in very limited quantities.
Whiskey Dave


Allt-A-Bhainne 14 Year Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch 57.90% abv
Koval Rye finish, Speyside District, Highlands…$129.99 / 700ml

Distilled at the foothill of the mighty Ben Rinnes Mountain, this fruity speysider has been the choice spirit for Scotland's master blenders. Today, we honour this single malt whisky in its true form. Matured for nearly 5 years inside small Rye whiskey casks, from our wood partners Koval Distillery (Chicago)

  • NOSE:Toasted spice, vanilla, walnut
  • PALATE: Mulled apple, toffee, sweet malt
  • FINISH: Lush oak, peppery, light fruit
Blair Athol 9 Year Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch 55.3% abv
PX Sherry cask finish, Speyside District, Highlands…$95.99

Our Whisky Creations Team has enriched this hearty Blair Athol spirit by filling it into a freshly emptied sweet PX Sherry cask, from Ximénez-Spínola, our partners in Jerez, Spain for its final three years
  • NOSE:Fruit cake, chocolate, raisins
  • PALATE: Creamy PX, prunes, mocha
  • FINISH: Sweet oak spice, soft caramel
Caol Ila 9 Year Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch 56.70% abv
Cognac cask finish, Islay…$95.99

Caol lla Distillery produces a powerful, smoky spirit. We tamed its vibrant, peated elixir by filling it into an opulent oak cask, previously used to mature Hungary's famed dessert wine.
  • NOSE: BBQ apricot, smoky floral honey
  • PALATE: Grilled peach, tropical peated malt
  • FINISH: Gentle orchard fruits, warm embers
Ben Nevis 11 Year Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch
57.2% abv
Chateau Lafite cask finish, Western Highlands…$115.99

The spirit from Ben Nevis Distillery is highly prized by whisky bottlers. We celebrate this rare highlander by further maturing for 5 years in a cask from the iconic Chateau Lafite, Bordeaux.

  • NOSE:Floral malt, sweet fruits, spice
  • PALATE: Warm pastry, praline, mellow oak
  • FINISH: Baking spice, sweet malt, blossom

Glenburgie 15 Year Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch 56.9% abv
Sauternes cask finish, Speyside District, Highlands…$95.99

This classy Speyside spirit, from Glenburgie Distillery, has been taken on a truly unique journey through an Oloroso Sherry butt and then four more years in sweet Sauternes wine barrique.

  • NOSE:Tamarind, sweet plum, floral
  • PALATE: Sweet malt, lavender honey, spice
  • FINISH: Viscous, dark fruits, lingering oak

Linkwood 11 Year Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch 56.40% abv
Tawny port cask finish, Speyside District, Highlands…$95.99

Linkwood Distillery is one of the oldest distilleries in Speyside, we filled this time-honoured, light, fruity spirit to mature four more years in a Tawny Port wine barrique from our Portuguese cask partners, Caves de Murça.

  • NOSE: Glazed cherry, orange oil, malt
  • PALATE: Fruity pastry, toffee apple, oak
  • FINISH: Long, dried berries, sweet spice

Mull’s Finest 9 Year Island Cask Strength Single Malt 56.7% abv
Koval Bourbon cask finish, Isle of Mull…$95.99

The Isle of Mull is home to one of Scotland's oldest distilleries, (rhymes with Schlomobory) traditionally producing small amounts of single malt, preparing their barley by drying it with peat smoke.
Finished for two years in 110-litre Koval bourbon casks, this vibrant, peated malt has vigorously integrated with the vanilla-rich American oak.

  • PALATE: Salted fudge, charcoal, sweet mango
  • NOSE:Toffee apple, beach fire, oily oak
  • FINISH:Sweet smoke, malt, stone fruits