Saturday, July 13, 2024

Found North Batch 009 Whisky 19 Year Old

WRC Emails sent out on this one

Found North Batch 009 Whisky 19 Year Old...$149.99
Batch 009 is a celebration of age. The common dichotomy in whisky is that either age is the be-all-end-all or does not matter. The truth, unsurprisingly, is more nuanced. Old whisky does not necessarily equal good whisky, but old whisky often presents flavors and textures that are unavailable within younger barrels of maturing whisky.

Batch 009 is our oldest Batch to date. While the cornerstone of this blend is a 19 year old rye finished for over a year in Ruby Port hogsheads, the foundation is a triplet of 23 year old corn components, two of which were aged in New American Oak and one in Bourbon barrels. We used two additional 19 year old whiskies, one corn and one rye, as well as a 22 year old corn and a 26 year old corn component to round out the rest of this 8-whisky tapestry. The resulting blend is dynamic and fragrant and easily the thickest whisky we have ever made.

Friday, July 12, 2024

Introducing the Theodore Rex Ozark Highlands Bourbon Series


Exciting announcement!  
Release Date is July 12th at our Forsyth location!

Big time release party!!!
Open House Format
Theodore Rex Single Barrel Release Party
Meet Demetrius of Nobletons -

TONIGHT -  Friday - July 12th from 4pm-6pm
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105

Inaugural release --- Planting Season Barrel 
only 156 bottles produced
Mash Bill -- 51% Corn, 22% Wheat, 22% Rye, 5% Malted Barley
This is a very special barrel from his warehouse.

More Details:
Open House format - Limit 1 bottle per person during the event
Demetrius will be on hand to sign bottles. 
What does not sell during the event will be released to our WRC members
Please join us for for the release of the 2024 Theodore Rex Ozark Highlands Bourbon Planting Season single barrel. Limited to one bottle per customer. Head Distiller, Demetrius Cain, will be on site to discuss the TRex project and sign bottles. Free Theodore Rex whiskey tasting glass with purchase of a bottle!

We will also be tasting our Theodore Rex Pinot Noir

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.

About Theodore Rex Wines, Whiskeys, 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.

Grand Army Farm Farm Fresh Chicken Eggs

Back in stock at Forsyth and Olive Ovation 

Farm Fresh from Labadie, MO!!

Grand Army Farm Farm Fresh Chicken Eggs...$7.49 / dozen
We are excited to introduce these heritage breed chicken eggs!
10 different breeds of chickens....Heritage birds take longer to mature into their egg production time ( 7 months versus 5 months for commercial chickens).

At Grand Army Farm we strive to provide our customers with the best tasting eggs our farm can produce. We believe that when animals are cared for in a compassionate humane manner, they are healthy of body and of mind, they will become top quality ingredients for local chefs and the general public.

Urban Chestnut Brewing Pilot Non-Alcoholic Brew

New - NON-ALCOHOLIC Beer from Urban Chestnut
Urban Chestnut Brewing Pilot Non-Alcoholic Brew...$8.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
This non-alcoholic brewis surprisingly crisp! Made using the same lagering techniques as our beloved Zwickel!

Les Gentilhommes Macon Peronne - Amazing Burgundy

Amazing single vineyard Macon!!!
This is a customer and store favorite white Burgundy - new 2022 is here!
Great package finished with wax top
2022 Les Gentilhommes Macon Peronne....$26.99

100 % Chardonnay -- Single Vineyard from the heart of the Macon
Stone fruits, honeyed mineral, and dried herb notes all define the 2022 Macon-Peronne Gentilhommes (wax cap), a charming, balanced, impeccably made Macon that has integrated acidity, good mid-palate density, and a great finish. Brought up in 70% oak, it's a classy Chardonnay with tons to love.
Rated 90/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Heaven Hill 7 Year Bourbon Bottled in Bond

Heaven Hill 7 Year Bourbon Bottled in Bond...$37.99
on sale - was $43.99
This Kentucky Bourbon pays tribute to the earliest days of the Distillery’s history when in 1939 it released Heaven Hill Bottled-in-Bond. The namesake brand quickly became the number-one-selling Bourbon whiskey in the state of Kentucky. Still today, the craftsmanship poured into this bottle by the same founding family meets the exacting standards first set forth in the Bottled-in-Bond act of 1897.
Proof: 100 Proof
Age: 7 Years Old

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

One of the most famous producers from New Zealand!  They set the bar!

2023 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc....$32.99
Leaps out of the glass with effusiveness, featuring flavors of apple blossom, Key lime, Honeycrisp, lemon thyme and fresh grated ginger. Notes of passionfruit, pineapple and lemon candy linger on the long, expressive and mouthwatering finish. Drink now. 295,000 cases made, 75,000 cases imported.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

Thursday, July 11, 2024

2022 Greywacke Wild Sauvignon Blanc

New 2022!! Which is a great vintage!

The scores are rolling in on this one now!!

The Wine Spectator just scored it!!!

2022 Greywacke Wild Sauvignon Blanc...$29.99
A stunning white, aromatic and supple, with wild fennel, quince, pear and green papaya flavors on a creamy frame. Aromatic details of mango and honeysuckle, with a whiff of flint, emerge on the finish, which just goes on and on. Drink now
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator
Lots of character to this, with apples, pears, popcorn kernels and blanched nuts. It’s medium-bodied with delicious fruit and a flavorful finish. A serious savuignon blanc for chardonnay lover. Flinty and reductive at the end. Screw cap.
Rated 94/100 James Suckling

The new 2022 is here!!!!
Remember the press the 2021 received!  See below the press on the 2021
So far, only James Suckling has reviewed the 2022


"Must-try Sauvignon Blanc wines: 25 top" - Decanter Magazine
#1 - 2021 Greywacke Wild Sauvignon - Rated 97/100

These next ones all rated 96/100
Check out the retail prices on these wines!!!
#2 Château Cos d'Estournel Blanc  2022 --  $208 (average price per bottle on Wine Searcher)
#3 Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc 2022 $677 (average price per bottle on Wine Searcher)
#4 Château Margaux Pavillon Blanc 2022 $389 (average price per bottle on Wine Searcher)
#5 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2022 $163 (average price per bottle on Wine Searcher)

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Open House Tasting at the (In)Famous Bar This Friday!

Open House Tasting at the (In)Famous Bar
Featuring Laws Whiskey House
This Friday July 12th from 4-6pm
at the (In)Famous Bar, located inside
The Wine and Cheese Place in beautiful downtown Clayton

Laws Regional Manager (and friend of the shop), Bryan Campana makes his long awaited return to the (not) legendary (In)Famous Bar.
Laws Whiskey House Four Grain Straight Bourbon 95 proof...$49.99 / 750ml
After three years in 53-gallon charred oak barrels, influenced by our high-elevation climate, an entirely novel bourbon unfolds. 3+ years in new 53 gallon charred oak barrels
MASH BILL: 60% corn, 20% heirloom wheat, 10% heirloom rye, 10% heirloom malted barley

Laws Whiskey House Four Grain Straight Bourbon finished in Cognac...$79.99 / 750ml
Laws Special Finish Series
This limited release starts with our Four Grain Straight Bourbon. We migrate this bourbon to various-sized French oak casks, adding flavors from the wood and spirit previously held in these vessels. After secondary maturation, this whiskey is married in a 50-year-old, 1,600 gallon former Cognac foeder for tertiary finishing. Every year we harvest just a portion of the whiskey, immediately topping up the foeder with new Four Grain Bourbon finished in Cognac Casks. This solera-style cycle creates a complex spirit with our signature Four Grain flavor followed by nuanced notes of stewed fruit, raisin, and black tea with a luxurious finish.
Laws Whiskey House 7 Year Straight Rye Bottled-in-Bond. 100 proof...$71.99 / 750ml
“Laws is one of my favorite distilleries in the U.S. full stop.
My introduction to them was about 5 years ago with a eye opening 4 year bottled-in-bond rye. I'm a rye fan and this was a RYE in the truest sense of the word. Bold spice and white pepper on the nose with chewy dark chocolate,
licorice, and sweet cereal grain on the palate. Laws on the mainline...amen, I was converted.Come on over to the Infamous Bar, taste the new 7 year. Rye and see why we are digging it how it should be dug.” - Whiskey DaveDistillery notes: Cherry cola, honey, and black currant on the nose with notes of hazelnut, mint, green mango, and serrano pepper on the palate. Finishes with a rich and buttery mouthfeel leaving lingering notes of star anise and sage. Aged for over seven years in new, 53-gallon charred oak casks. 95% heirloom rye, 5% heirloom barley.

Erdinger Weissbrau in Stock Again!

Erdinger Weissbier...$12.99 / 6pk 11.2oz bottles
This classic wheat beer blends gently spicy malt aromas with mildly bitter hops. Its secret lies in our unique ERDINGER brewing yeasts. They provide the fruity notes and unmistakably fresh flavour. The finishing touch for every ERDINGER Weissbier is a further specialty: the “Bayerische Edelreifung” or double maturity method. After the main fermentation process, we give our beer the time it needs to mature a second time in the bottle. And we are happy to give it this time. Because this allows its delicious lively nature and the harmonious interplay of its various aromas to fully unfold.

ERDINGER Weissbier with fine yeast, the crowning glory of traditional Bavarian brewing skills. With its elegant flavour, this wheat beer is like no other. Every sip leaves you wanting more.
Brewed according to the Bavarian Purity Law.

Erdinger Dunkel...$12.99 / 6pk 11.2oz bottles
A specialty for connoisseurs.
This wheat beer is calm and confident. Strong, dark and exceptionally harmonious. The first sip reveals a symphony of carefully selected dark wheat and barley malts. Together with their refined roasting aromas, they give this wheat beer its strong character. Lively carbonic acid plays on the tongue and ERDINGER’s traditional yeast adds its top-fermenting note. What makes this full-bodied specialty go down so easily? It’s the balance between malt notes with their touch of sweetness and a pleasantly refreshing finish that reverberates long on the palate.
Lovers of strong aromas appreciate ERDINGER Dunkel as a genuine specialty.
“Bayerische Edelreifung” – for perfect enjoyment.
Brewed according to the Bavarian Purity Law.

Erdinger Non-Alcoholic...$12.99 / 6pk 11.2oz bottles
ERDINGER Non-Alcoholic -The sporty thirst-quencher.
Our non-alcoholic beer is a true multi-talent. Spicy malt notes harmonize excellently with caramel-sweet nuances. Enjoyment is enhanced by the stimulating bitterness of our aroma hops and a hint of light, fruity acidity. This is rounded out by finely sparkling carbonic acid. Whether as a reward for hard work, or a pure desire for full-bodied refreshment – ERDINGER Non-Alcoholic is the lively way to quench your thirst.

Brewed according to the Bavarian Purity Law. Natural. Sporty. Refreshing.
  • supports the regeneration process
  • only 25 calories per 100 ml
  • isotonic and contains vitamins (B9, B12)*
*Vitamins B9 and B12 promote the normal functioning of the body’s immune system. A varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle are important.

Pechotierra Pulque Agave Spirit

Very rare distilled Pulque
Pechotierra Pulque Agave Spirit...$159.99 / 750ml
Pechotierra - Cenizo
By Jorge Luis Torres Casas
Base: Cenizo (A. scabra)
Region: Laguna de Sánchez, Nuevo León
Altitude: 6,529 ft
Maestro Sotolero: Jorge Luis Torres Casas
ABV: 49.8%
Grind: By hand with a wooden mallet
Fermentation: Wild yeast and spring water
Distillation: Twice in a copper alembic still
Tasting Notes:
The pulque adds a lactic, funky quality with notes of kalamata and black olives, brown plantains and masa de maiz. A rare gem.

Distilled from Agave
Destilado de Pulque, also historically referred to as Mezcal de Pulque, dates back to the early days of the Spanish colonial era and of distilled spirits in Mexico. Pulque is the pre-Colonial agave-based drink that is made by fermenting the agave sap (known in Mexico as aguamiel)Mention of Mezcal de Pulque in Diccionario Universal de Historia y de Geografia, 1855
There is not much historical writing on the early years of mezcal production or those of other agave spirits leaving some speculation and debate on the origins and possible earliest dates for destilados de pulque. Some claim it as an obvious precursor to mezcal as it would be logical for a creative and entrepreneurial alchemist to try to distill a fermented product with a high concentration of sugars such as pulque to see what the resultant spirit would be like. Others claim it came later as a way for producers to capitalize on pulque that is about to go over-ferment and go bad. Instead of throwing the product away, it would be returned to the haciendas pulqueras to be distilled and resold as destilado de pulque.One thing all agree on is that the destilados de pulque went into obscurity with the decline of pulque itself in the early 20th century due to the rise and popularity of beer.

Sol Luna Coffee Liqueur

Sol Luna Coffee Liqueur...$36.99 / 750ml
Coffee connoisseurs and whiskey aficionados alike will find something they love in Sol Luna Coffee Whiskey. Our goal is to bring people together and be the bridge between worlds: fresh coffee and aged bourbon, barista and bartender, day and night.
Brewed with specialty grade coffee and distilled with artisan ingredients and care, Sol Luna Coffee Whiskey combines these worlds and adds just a touch of raw sugar and kiss of star anise.
Specialty Grade Coffee
Hand-picked, single origin coffee intentionally sourced from San Agustin, Colombia and expertly roasted
Washed typica and caturra varieties / 1,600 - 1,900 masl / Huila department, Colombia

Barrel-Aged Bourbon
With notes of creme brulee, toffee, all spice, with a semi-syrupy mouthfeel and faint bitter chocolate aftertaste
63 yellow dent corn / 25% soft winter red wheat / 12% malted barley
Artisan Ingredients
Finished with a touch of whole star anise and turbinado sugar for balance and complexity
star anise infusion / unprocessed sugar

Woodinville Straight Rye Whiskey

Woodinville Straight Rye Whiskey...$39.99 / 750ml
Double Platinum
-American Spirits Council of Tasters 2022 ASCOT awards
Double Gold Medal – Best Rye Whiskey
-American Distilling Institute Craft Spirits Awards, 2017
 45% ABV
This 100% rye starts with pure, traditionally-grown rye cultivated exclusively for us on the Omlin family farm in Quincy, Washington. The grain is mashed, distilled & barreled in our Woodinville distillery – then trucked back over the Cascade Mountains to our private barrel houses, where Central Washington’s extreme temperature cycles promote the extraction of natural flavors from the oak. Prior to being coopered, the barrel wood is seasoned in open air, rain, wind, sun and snow for eighteen months softening the wood’s harsh tannins. They are then slowly toasted and heavily charred to further enrich the wood’s desirable flavors. The result of this meticulous process yields a truly hand-crafted whiskey with aromas of cinnamon, clove, and fruit leather, and notes of caramel, wood spice, and honey on the palate with a long, memorable finish that will leave you anticipating your next sip.

Galipette Cidre


Galipette Brut Cidre...$13.99 / 4pk 11.2oz bottles
GALIPETTE BRUT is where it all began, our first cider. Delightfully dry to medium-dry, it strikes a perfect balance between acidity and tannins, dryness and sweetness, and between ciders old and new.
The unique assemblage balances all four styles of cider apple: bitter, bitter-sweet, sweet, and sharp, in varieties such as Marie Ménard, Kermerrien and Judor. They come from traditional apple orchards near the river Rance in northern Brittany’s Côtes-d’Armor; this is a cider true to its roots, and ours.
Slow fermented for medium strength, it has a lovely harmony of earthy aromas and vibrant tastes. Enjoy this zingy unwinder just as it is or discover its food-friendly nature with lightly spicy food.
4,5% Alc.
Galipette Biologique Cidre...$13.99 / 4pk 11.2oz bottles
GALIPETTE BIOLOGIQUE is our organic cuvée, made from 100% organic cider apples. It has an exciting wildflower character that naturally varies with the seasons in authentic organic style.
The assemblage majors on bitter-sweet apples with just a hint of sweet varieties, such as Carting, Sweet Moen and Belle Fille de la Manche, all native to the centuries-old orchards of Normandy. Light fermentation preserves the natural floral aromas and yields a lower alcohol level.
Sweeter on the nose and true to the Normandy style of cider, enjoy this refreshing feel-good fizz on a sunny summer’s day, or explore its intriguing sweet-savoury nature with a fresh goat’s cheese.
4,0% Alc.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

2nd Shift Brewing Firefly Golden Ale

2nd Shift Brewing Firefly Golden Ale...$8.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Sometimes it's the smallest & simplest things in life that remind us that there is beauty everywhere. This golden ale is no different - simple, delicious and enlightening with notes of pineapple, mango & soft maltiness. Shine bright firefly!

Fat Orange Cat Crispy Cat Lager

Fat Orange Cat Crispy Cat Lager....$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
5.2% Lager
Not much info online about this one - so here it is!

Heavy Riff Eat a Peach

Heavy Riff Eat a Peach IPA...$14.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Heavy Riff Eat a Peach IPA...$4.29 / 16oz can

Big peach aroma and flavor pair well with the fruity hop character in this hazy IPA. Many peaches were harmed in the making of this beer

New Beers from Abomination Brewing

Abomination Brewing Tea-Time Terror...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Abomination Brewing Tea-Time Terror...$4.49 / 16oz can
hard iced-tea made with Feldman's farm fresh peaches
8% ABV

Abomination Forbidden Pumpkin...$17.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Abomination Forbidden Pumpkin...$4.99 / 16oz can

Imperial milkshake IPA brewed with pumpkin, spices, vanilla and milk sugar

Abomination Endless Depths...$17.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Abomination Endless Depths...$4.99 / 16oz can
gose style ale with prickly pear, calamansi, mango, and black sea salt
5.8% ABV

Hoof Hearted Brewing Rose Gose

Hoof Hearted Brewing Rose Gose...$9.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
Gose with Hibiscus Added - 5% ABV
Just when you thought you had done slurped up all the neon. Rosé Gosé is hot pink in appearance with a tart berry flavor. Brewed with loads of hibiscus, Himalayan pink sea salt, and coriander.

Slicker than yr rich, French uncle sipping pink vino on the deck of a yacht off the coast of St. Tropez! Anchors Down, Pinkies Up!

Evil Twin Brewing Freezer Fresh Sundae


Evil Twin Brewing Freezer Fresh Sundae...$21.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Evil Twin Brewing Freezer Fresh Sundae...$6.49 / 16oz can
Imperial Stout| 11% ABV
Brewed with soft serve, cacao nibs, & peppermint
Evil Twin Brewing Our Most Popular IPA...$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
India Pale Ale
Hops: Citra
ABV: 6%

2nd Shift Brewing Home and Away Collab with Modern Brewery

2nd Shift Home and Away...$12.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Home & Away Hazy IPA - Modern Brewery Collaboration
The 3rd release in a series of collaboration beers with friends at Modern Brewery, this Hazy IPA is dry hopped generously with Nectaraon, Pink, Simcoe, Citra & Amarillo hops. The result is a huge hazy IPA with smooth pineapple, pink guava & citrus notes with a lovely bitter and slightly tart finish

7.8% ABV

Crooked Stave Apres Pils and Just Peachy Sour Ale

Crooked Stave Apres Pils...$10.99 / 6pk 12oz can
German pilsner
5% ABV

Crooked Stave Just Peachy...$14.99 / 6pk 12oz can

sour ale aged on Colorado-grown Palisade peaches
4.5% ABV