Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Clos del Rey

We are proud to introduce the amazing new wines to Missouri...





2010 Clos del Rey Le Sabina....$19.99
The Montagnes’ 2010 Cotes du Roussillon Sabina as usual showcases Grenache, though here the complimentary young-vines Syrah amounts to 30%. There is infectious juiciness and invigoration from seedy red and black raspberries – mingled with beet root and laced with a hint of horseradish for a borscht-like effect – in the context of formidable sheer intensity. But that is not to say that nuance is left behind. Iris and violet on the nose proceed to waft through the entire proceedings, while crushed stone and saline suffusions serve for counterpoint and saliva-liberation on a long, energetic and dynamic finish. This effusive and polished performance should remain captivating – not to mention offer outstanding value – through at least 2016. 
Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate

2009 Clos del Rey Clos del Rey....$44.99 
60% Carignan and 40% Syrah

The depth of richness to the Montagnes’ 2009 Cotes du Roussillon Clos del Rey – only released in 2013, as they always practice long elevage followed by bottle-aging in their cellars – is predictable given the nature of that vintage and this father-son team’s track record. What takes me by delightful surprise are the fine grain to its abundant tannins and the lift and brightness as well as the counterpoint of mineral and fruit elements that are here allied to almost massive density and concentration. A pungent nose of poached cherries laced with licorice, rosemary, black pepper and a hint of vanilla leads to an expansive palate and a finish of tongue-tingling intensity, mouthwatering salinity, schist-licking stoniness, and peppery bite that vividly sets-off the plush, ripe, yet vibrant fruit. This beauty should prove worth following through at least 2025. And one again, incidentally, it illustrates the versatility and adaptability – to site, to style, and to one another – of the grapes grown in Roussillon, as here we have roughly 60% Carignan and the rest Syrah.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Fresh local eggs and tomatoes




We just got in local Dry Dock Farms local heirloom tomatoes -
Check them out -- 



Plus local farm fresh eggs are here.

Deschutes Foray Belgian IPA




Deschutes Foray Belgian-Style IPA...$4.99 / 22oz
Alc. 6.4% | IBUs 60
Foray is all about the journey. Belgian yeast delivers hints of apple and pear which blend with the citrus hop aroma for a clean even finish. So no matter where you’re heading, this a trip worth taking.
Malt: Pilsner, Carapils
Hops: Nugget, Amarillo, Mosiac, CTZ, Galaxy
Other: Belgian Yeast Strain

Pairings
Spicy Grilled Tuna With Garden Salsa
Braised Lamb With Horseradish and Parsley
Apple Pie With Cheddar Crust

Gouden Carolus 2014


New Vintage...



Gouden Carolus Cuvee van de Keizer "Blue"..$10.99 / 750ml
2014 vintage is here!
"The unique brewing of the Cuvee Van De Keizer, with only extra fine Belgian hops and with a higher alcohol level of 11%, guarantees this beer to age excellently over several years time with a complexity and intensity usually reserved for the finest of wines. Attesting to the innate mystery and intensity of a cellarable beer is tis brew's beautiful ruby brown, almost henna color. With a light-brown, velvety head and sweet, powerful notes of wood, yeast, and plums, the Cuvee suprises one's palate with subtle hints of caramel and even fresh green apples. Drinking a Cuvee Van De Keizer is a fully sensory experience, so be certain to breathe in its fruity, almost delicate aroma that complements a richly roasted malted, yet softly dense body. It's a truly sugary brew in every sense, errin on the natural, fresh and refreshing side of sweetness." -- importer

Licor 43 for your summer drinks.


In store super special!
Come into Forsyth and ask for a taste!

Licor 43 "Cuarenta y Tres"
Licor 43 is a Spanish liqueur made according to a secret formula where only natural ingredients are used. Extremely versatile to mix with everything. Its unique sweet fruity aroma, rounded by a delicate vanilla touch, is conquering the entire world.
Licor 43 displays notes of vanilla and citrus, two flavors that allude to the 43 secret incredients.  It is transparent and a bright yellow-orange in color, giving it a certain inner light that is both elegant and brilliant.  The citrus and orange blossom scents are evocative of the springtime in the Mediterranean and the subtle touch of vanilla ensures its timeless and classic character.

Great on the rocks
or try these drinks below!



Licor 43 Mini Beer
  • Pour 1 oz. pre-chilled LICOR 43™ shot glass. 
  • Float approx 1 tbsp. of heavy cream on
  • top by gently pouring over a spoon.
  • No Shaking 
  • No Ice 
  • No Hassle

Licor 43 Sangria
• 1 ½ Parts LICOR 43™
• 1 Part Red Wine
• 1 Part Lemon Juice
• 1 Part Orange Juice
• 1 Dash of Bitters
Shake well with ice into a double old-fashioned glass.Garnish with oranges, apple slices and grapes.


Licor 43ita
• 2 Parts LICOR 43™
• 4 Parts Tequila
• 6 Parts Sour Mix
• 2 Oranges/Lime Wedges
Shake with ice, strain and serve in salt-rimmed glass.

WOW - Wine of the Week - Alfredo Roca Pinot Noir


WOW - Wine Of the Week.

Come taste the WOW each Saturday at all FOUR of our locations.
There will be a special price that day only for the wine of the week. Check the store that day for the sale price.

Wine of the Week -Alfredo Roca Pinot Noir
Come taste it all four locations on Saturday August 2 - from 11am-4pm


The best value in Pinot Noir from anywhere!
2012 Alfredo Roca Pinot Noir....$12.99
Tasting Notes: Deep crimson color, with black cherry fruit aromas, and light floral, vanilla notes. Ripe and full-bodied on the palate, with delicate plum character and a long, lingering finish.  Serve With: Excellent with pizza and hearty pasta dishes, it will also stand up to red meats, grilled or stewed. Fruit was sourced from the Finca Santa Herminia and Finca La Perseverancia vineyards. Soils are comprised and sandy and clay loam. Average yields of 5 tons/acre. Grapes were harvested by hand during the second week of March.

New - Carson's Brewing from Indiana

Online now



Carson's Brewing Brown Cow Ale...$6.49 / 4pk
Brown Cow herds forth a complex biscuit and dark toast aroma. A beige head corrals this brilliant copper-brown beer. Nutty malts with the balancing hops round up with a medium dry finish. Amazing! This Cow won’t steer you wrong.
5% ALC BY VOL • 32 IBU’S



Carson's Brewing Honey Blonde Ale...$6.49 / 4pk
Pours a gorgeous deep blonde with silky, creamy white head. Pleasantly sweet honey perfumes from deep inside this sexy brew. American 2 Row malts create a submissive body that is light enough for you to take this Harlot one session after another.
4% ALC BY VOL • 12 IBU’S




Carson's Brewing Red IPA...$6.49 / 4pk
RIPA approaches with a haunting red glare and monstrous Northwest Pacific hop profile. Chew through the rich toasted malts to encounter a bone dry hop bite and a smooth warm finish. Drink again soon or may you RIP.
7% ALC BY VOL • 70 IBU’S

Saturday, July 26, 2014

STL Craft Beer Week - Stone Brewing Beer and BBQ Tasting!



The Wine and Cheese Place 
and Stone Brewing!
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO, 63105
314.727.8788


BBQ and BEER!

We will taste a selection of Stone Beers along with 

Sugarfire Smoke House BBQ paired with 

Stone Brewings Mustards and Sauces!




Wednesday July 30th (4pm - 6pm)


Reservations are not required, but let us know you are coming on Facebook




We will taste...
(beers subject to change based on availability)

  • Stone / Beachwood / Heritic Unapologetic IPA
  • Stone Stochasticy Project Quadro Triticale
  • Stone Brewing Collective Distortion IPA
  • Stone Brewing Saison
  • Stone Brewing Sprocket Bier
  • Stone Go to IPA
  • Assorted Stone Brewing BBQ Sauces, Mustards and Hot Sauces
  • Sugarfire Smokehouse BBQ

More info about the beer


Stone / Beachwood / Heritic Unapologetic IPA...$8.49 / 22oz
When you get three hopheads together to collaborate on a beer, it’s only natural to expect some hopped up liquid incarnation of their lupulin lust to spring forth from such a session. Maybe it seems passé to some—three masters of hoppy beer once again exploring the familiar territory of the India pale ale. After all, who needs yet another IPA, double or otherwise, right?It’s all been done. To those who feel this way, this trio’s reply is: “so what?” In birthing a double IPA made bitter and fruity care of a mélange of new and experimental hops (Azacca, Belma, and yet-to-be-named varieties from Washington’s Yakima Valley), they aren’t staying in a comfort zone—they’re hitting a sweet spot in the name of all that is good, delicious, hoppy and forward-thinking to create an IPA that’s both like and unlike anything they, or you, have ever tasted. Rife with essence of pine, resin, and fruits both citrus and tropical, there’s no need for apologies with this beer. All that’s necessary is a yearning for hops, a sturdy constitution and an empty glass.

Stone Stochasticy Project Quadro Triticale...$7.49 / 22oz
STYLE: BELGIAN QUADRUPEL
rappist ales as we know them have a proud lineage dating back nearly a century. Rather than follow the footsteps of the monks who forged the quadrupel—the warmest and darkest of monastery offerings—we aimed to test its inherent makeup. In doing so, we added triticale, a hybrid grain combining the pleasant flavor of wheat with the elemental durability and spice of rye, to breathe new life into the malt bill. Because of this, this reimagined brew comes across differently than its classic Belgian predecessors, and beautifully so. Lower in sweetness, but rich with flavors mirroring dried fruit, it’s a modern interpretation of one of the most historically sacred styles on Earth.

Stone Brewing Collective Distortion IPA...$8.49 / 22oz
In bringing together artisans from disparate aural planes, one might expect an offbeat, feedback-warped cacophony, shrill to the point of unlistenable. Yet, by inviting Kyle Hollingsworth, keyboardist for eclectic, jam-prone sextet,The String Cheese Incident, and Keri Kelli, wailing rock guitarist of Alice Cooper fame, we were able to make truly beautiful music. Turns out, these musicians have a great deal in common, both with each other and with Stone. We all enjoy turning things up to 11, and that is represented in this collaborative offering, an imperial India pale ale ably backed by Nugget, Comet and Calypso hops, and amplified care of a healthy dry-hopping with Vic's Secret, a new Australian hop, adding citrus and tropical fruit oomph. To give this modern masterpiece some soulful, classic character, we traced the roots of brewing to the days when Old World herbs were used to spice beers, adding in coriander and, a first for us, elderberries. To stand up to that sumptuous spice and blaring bitterness, we added golden naked oats, which are lightly roasted and add body and enhanced mouthfeel to the brew like a steady, unbreakable backbeat to an incendiary jam solo. Sit back, crank the volume and get lost in this operatic incarnation of genres combined in the name of invention.


Stone Brewing Saison...$9.99 / 6pk
In spring 2011, Stone bought the farm, literally, taking over 19 acres of fertile Southern California soil where we now grow pristine fruits, vegetables, herbs and more for our Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens restaurants. A taste of our homespun farm-to-tableism is provided in this farmhouse ale stoked with lemon zest, plus lemon thyme and lavender straight from Stone Farms. This spring-to-summer saison is citric and herbal on the palate with a dry, peppery finish. Thanks to the infusion of fresh West Coast ingredients, this isn’t your everyday saison. It’s our saison—100% Stone. Celebrate the sunny season with an authentic taste of our farm and, with it, our commitment to quality.


Stone Brewing Sprocket Bier...$7.49 / 22oz
Rick and Robbie’s Spröcketbier is the first ever winner of the Stone Spotlight Series brewing competition. A black rye Kölsch-style ale, it arose victorious over 18 other impressive entries ranging from barrel-aged stouts to fruit-laced sour beers and nearly everything in-between. A uniquely dark spin on this traditionally light-bodied German beer style, Spröcketbier delivers mild roast, effervescence and floral yeast presence in tremendously balanced form with the high level of drinkability that is the Kölsch style’s hallmark. Look for it on draft and in bottles in select markets throughout the country, along with the duo that created it, Quality Production Assurance Lead Rick Blankemeier and Production Warehouse Lead Robbie Chandler.

Stone Go to IPA...$9.99 / 6pk
Since Day One, we've been abundantly forthright and fully transparent about our lust for hops. It's led us to craft many an IPA, most of them imperial—some intense for their time and all timeless in their intensity. For Stone Go To IPA, we are embracing our hop obsession in a new way, funneling an abundance of lupulin-borne bitterness into a "session" IPA delivering all the fruity, piney character of a much bigger IPA. To accomplish this, we employed "hop bursting," a new technique wherein an irrational amount of hops is added during the final phase of the brewing process to coax out extreme flavors and aromas while also imparting a burst of desirably pleasant bitterness. The result is an Alpha-acid-rich beer that fans can enjoy more of without missing out on the assertive hop character you, like us, crave. So, sit back and go two with your new everyday go-to IPA and bask along with us in the glory of the almighty hop.




We have have some of these Stone Sauces out to sample also


  • Stone Brewing Smoked Porter BBQ Sauce...$6.99 / 12oz
  • Levitation BBQ Sauce...$6.99 / 12oz
  • Stone Brewing Sublimely Self Righteous Mustard...$5.99
  • Stone Brewing Pale Ale Mustard with Chipolte...$5.99
  • Stone Berwing Cali-Belgique IPA Dijon Mustard...$5.99
  • Stone Crime Hot Sauce...$5.99 / 5oz
  • Stone Punishment Sauce...$5.99 / 5oz
  • Burning Trinity of Bastard Hot Sauces...$17.99 / 3 pack
  • Arrogant Bastard Jalapeno Heat Hot Sauce
  • Oakded Arrogant Bastard Chipolte Hot Sauce
  • Double Bastard Double Burn Habanero

St. Louis Craft Beer Week - The Wine and Cheese Place and Founders Brewing



The Wine and Cheese Place and Founders Brewing!
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO, 63105
314.727.8788



Friday August 1st (3pm - 4:15pm)
Bottle release and tasting of Founders Backstage Release Dissenter IPL
Chad Atherton from Founders will be on hand also

Reservations are not required, but let us know you are coming on Facebook



We will offer all Founders beers at a special price during the event!

We will taste:
  • Founders Backstage Dissenter IPL
  • Founders Rubaeus
  • Founders Old Curmudgeon
  • Founders All Day IPA
  • Founders Porter
  • Founders Dirty Bastard

Plus we will sell 6 bottles of our small allocation during this event.  Everyone that shows up for the tasting will put be put in a drawing for a chance to purchase a bottle.


We plan to introduce Dissenter, an Imperial India Pale Lager (IPL) brewed with a wide variety of tropical, citrus-forward hops, this August to mark the tenth installment in our Backstage Series. Like all of our Backstage Series beers, Dissenter will be sold in 750mL bottles.

Dissenter is the first lager we’ve brewed since Noble Lager, a beer that hasn’t been in our production cycle for twelve years. Dissenter is our argument in favor of the potential for complex lagers, clocking in at 8.7% ABV and 70 IBUs.

This beer is a departure from our other releases for a couple of reasons: All of the beers in our standard lineup are ales, which are fermented at warm temperatures, whereas lagers are fermented cold. Plus, Dissenter uses a different kind of yeast from other Founders beers. Test batches of the Imperial IPL were brewed using our pilot system and have been on tap in our taproom off and on throughout the past few months. The longer brewing process used for lagers gives this beer an exceptionally clean finish, allowing the clear beauty of the hops to shine.

“With Dissenter, we’re releasing yet another Backstage Series beer that doesn’t fit within standard beer style guidelines,” said Co-Founder and Vice President of Brand & Education Dave Engbers. “And that’s the point. It’s a celebration of the creativity of our brewing team, and we’re looking forward to sharing it with the growing circle of beer enthusiasts.

Dissenter will be released in limited quantities across our distribution footprint beginning on Friday, August 1, and will be available at our taproom that same week. Look for one more Backstage Series releases from us in 2014.

STL Craft Beer Week - Goose Island Tasting including BCS Variants






The Wine and Cheese Place and Goose Island!
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO, 63105
314.727.8788


Friday - August 1 - 4-6pm 

Goose Island Tasting 
including BCS Variants
with Amy of Goose Island
Open House - reservations are not required.  
But let us know you are coming on facebook


Reservations are not required, but let us know you are coming on Facebook




Here is what you will taste....

  • Goose Island Endless IPA
  • 2013 Goose Island Bourbon County BARLEYWINE
  • 2012 Goose Island Bourbon County COFFEE 
  • Goose Island Sofie Farmhouse Ale
  • Goose Island Matilda Belgian Pale Ale
Info about the beers...


2013 Goose Island Bourbon County BARLEYWINE- tasting only, not for sale
BREWER'S NOTES
Aged in the third-use barrels that were once home to Kentucky bourbon and then our renowned Bourbon County Stout, this traditional English-style barleywine possesses the subtlety of flavor that only comes from a barrel that’s gone through many seasons of ritual care. The intricacies of the previous barrel denizens – oak, charcoal, hints of tobacco and vanilla, and that signature bourbon heat – are all present in this beer. Hearty and complex, Bourbon County Brand Barleywine is a titan and a timeline; a bold, flavorful journey through the craft of barrel aging.


2012 Goose Island Bourbon County COFFEE - 
 tasting only, not for sale
BREWER'S NOTES
Everyday Goose Island smells the wonderful coffee roasting next to our brewery at Chicago's Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea. This world class roaster puts the same passion and skill into their coffee as Goose Island does with its beer. This excellent stout is made with a different coffee from our friends next door each year. With the change in coffee comes a change in the flavor profile, making each release truly unique from the previous years.

2012 Release - Intelligentsia La Tortuga Beans



Goose Island Sofie...$7.99 / 765ml

Goose Island Sofie...$11.99 / 4pk
Rated 98/100 RateBeer
Brewmasters Notes
Fermented with wild yeasts and aged in wine barrels with orange peel, Sofie is a tart, dry, sparkling ale. A subtle, spicy white pepper note, a hint of citrus from the orange peel and a creamy vanilla finish make Sofie an intriguing choice for Champagne drinkers and beer drinkers who are fond of Belgian Saisons.
Style: Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale
Alcohol by Volume: 6.5%


Goose Island Matilda...$7.99 / 765ml

Goose Island Matilda...$11.99 / 4pk
Rated 96/100 RateBeer
Brewmasters Notes:
Wild in character, with a slightly fruity aroma and a spicy yeast flavor that is as unique as it is satisfying – Matilda is an intriguing choice for beer and wine lovers alike. Dry and quenching, it’s the perfect accompaniment at the dining table or for casually socializing at the bar.
Style: Belgian Style Pale Ale
Alcohol by Volume: 7%




Goose Island Endless IPA....$6.99
Limited Release: Session IPA
Brewed to be easy drinking and endlessly refreshing so you can enjoy every encore.
5.0% ABV

Guigal Ex Voto Ermitage - rare release





2010 Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto Rouge...$579.99
Most likely just as good, with additional freshness and focus, the 2010 Ermitage Ex-Voto offers up an incredibly pure, fresh and nuanced bouquet of creme de cassis, licorice, crushed stone and spring flowers that flows to a full-bodied, detailed and yet gorgeously rich and textured palate. A serious barrel sample, with massive mid-palate depth and concentration, this beauty will require patience, yet should have an easy 3-4 decades of longevity.
Rated 96-99/100 The Wine Advocate

Guigal St. Joseph




2011 Guigal Saint Joseph Lieu Dit Rouge...$66.99
The 2011 Saint-Joseph, which comes all from the southern part of the appellation, is 100% Syrah that’s aged all in 2-year-old barrels. Classy all around, with notions of smoked blackberries, hung game, pepper and chocolate, it is complex and nuanced with a seamless, beautifully textured profile on the palate. Most likely an outstanding effort, it has loads of Northern Rhone character and should have a decade of longevity.
Rated 89-91/100 The Wine Advocate

2012 Guigal Saint Joseph Lieu Dit Blanc...$66.99
Even better and one thrilling white, the 2012 Saint Joseph Lieu-Dit Blanc, which comes from the vineyard that gave the appellation its name, is a smoking blend of 93% Marsanne and 7% Roussanne that’s brought up all in new oak barrels. Rich, textured and full-bodied, it oozes notions of caramelized peaches, toast, cream and brioche. It’s knockout stuff and should drink nicely for over a decade (although I’d drink it over the coming couple of years).
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

2011 Guigal Saint Joseph Vinges de l'Hospice...$129.99
In keeping with my feeling that what was achieved in St.-Joseph in 2011 may equal the finest of 2010 is Guigal’s 2011 St.-Joseph Vignes de l’Hospice. Stunningly rich with lots of licorice, smoke, earth, camphor and incense characteristics, this full-bodied wine possesses abundant fruit on the front end and mid-palate as well as a soft, luxurious finish. It is a totally seductive wine that I could have happily drunk from barrel.
Rated 92-94/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Limited - Guigal 2010 Ch d'Ampuis Cote Rotie



2010 Guigal Chateau d'Ampuis Cote Rotie...$184.99
"...the 2010 Cote Rotie Chateau d’Ampuis is a fresher, more delineated version of the 2009. Loaded with notions of cassis, smoke, licorice, pepper and assorted background meatiness, this gorgeous effort hits the palate with full-bodied richness and depth, serious concentration and ripe tannin, with everything framed nicely by bright acidity. Comprised of 93% Syrah and 7% Viognier and aged 38 months in 100% new French oak, it’s a serious, age-worthy effort that will require patience.
Rated 94-96+/100 The Wine Advocate

2010 Guigal Cote Rotie Single Vineyards - potentially 3 perfect wines

These 3 could potentially all be perfect 100 point wines!
We got in 6 bottles of each, only 3 of each left.

2010 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne...$579.99
"...the 2010 Cote Rotie La Landonne is a more fresh, pure and focused example of the 2009. While it doesn’t have the over the top exuberance of the prior vintage, it offers incredibly pure, detailed and classic aromas and flavors of black pepper, currants, blackberry, mineral and smoked bacon fat. Full-bodied, layered and deeply concentrated, yet also graceful and seamless, this knockout effort should require a decade to come around and have 3-4 decades of longevity."
Rated 98-100/100 The Wine Advocate

2010 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline...$579.99
the 2010 Cote Rotie La Mouline is certainly in the same league. More fresh and focused, with heavenly black raspberry, wild flower, underbrush, crushed rock-like minerality and hints of vanilla, it flows onto the palate with a seamless, pure silk texture that carries awesome concentration, ultra-fine tannin and incredible length. It will need more cellar time than the 2009, and have 2-3 decades of prime drinking.
Rated 98-100/100 The Wine Advocate

2010 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque...$579.99
More fresh and pure, with knockout aromas and flavors of pepper, cassis, spice-box, coffee bean and edgy minerality, the 2010 Cote Rotie La Turque possesses spectacular purity, full-bodied power and a massive finish. Despite the slightly burly profile here, it stays seamless and elegant on the palate, with the overall purity, freshness and concentration of the vintage. Like the 2009, this blend of 93% Syrah and 7% Viognier should start to shine around age 10 and have 3 decades of longevity.
Rated 98-100/100 The Wine Advocate

Old Dubh 21yr - limited release





Harviestoun Ola Dubh 21 year...$13.99 / 11oz
Aged in 21 Year Highland Park Casks

"Ola Dubh (or ‘Black Oil’) is a collaboration between Harviestoun Brewery and Highland Park, Distiller of the Year*. It is based on Harviestoun’s award-winning Old Engine Oil. With more than a stylistic nod to the classic Imperial Porters (and Stouts) of the nineteenth century, this deliciously rich, dark, 8% a.b.v. beer is the first ale to be aged in malt whisky casks from a named distillery and, with traceable casks and numbered bottles, the rest with genuine provenance. Ola Dubh will initially be available in three different expressions; the initial release will be of small batches aged in casks formerly used to mature Highland Park 12 Year Old, Highland Park 16 Year Old and Highland Park 30 Year Old. Further variants are planned for the future. Ola Dubh is, in the words of beer aficionado Owen D.L. Barstow: “The most interesting new British beer I have tried in years.” Retaining the appearance of used motor oil from which the beer gets its name, it is deep dark brown, dense and oily. On the nose there are notes of true oil and cocoa as well as faint smoke and heathery peat from the whisky casks. Although lighter in body that its appearance suggests, Ola Dubh is pithy, oily, salty and bitter on the palate. The finish is exceptional; burnt and bitter notes with an interplay of late hop characters, orange oil, fruity tartness and then delicate, fragrant smoke." -- importer

Knob Creek "TWCP Single Barrel" Volume #4



This is our 4th barrel of Knob Creek.  
Only 156 bottles produced.  In stock at all 4 of our locations.



After tasting through barrel samples of Knob Creek , we selected Barrel #949
TWCP / Knob Creek Bourbon Single Barrel Reserve....$35.99
Deep dark color, with a ton of vanilla in the nose. The vanilla comes through on the palate along with rich caramel and toasted nuts. Very long and lingering finish. Bottled at 120 proof.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ducato Beersel Mattina - 3 Fonteinen in the blend!

We only have 6 bottles!
sold out again





Ducato Beersel Mattina....$28.99 / 750ml

Rated 99/100 RateBeer
A blend of New Morning and 18 month aged 3 Fonteinen Lambic refined for at least 12 months in bottle. It has a surprisingly citrus nose of leather, cellar and animal with hints of dried flowers and honey. Lasting and sapid in the mouth with a sour finish that always makes the lovers of this blend smile.

This beer could very well make you develop an addiction for spontaneous fermentation and turn your entire world upside down!

After a mechanical breakdown, 3 Fonteinen Brewery of Beersel (possibly the best Lambic blender in the world) had economic damage in the summer of 2009. The news caused such a stir in the International beer movement that I called Armand to know how things were. As he needed to sell his Lambic, I immediately got inspired to blend our New Morning with his beer. We selected three 18 month old Lambic barrels that we siphoned in a small tank on our truck. The journey back was long and hard, myself and Manuel took turns driving through Belgium, France and Italy only stopping for gas. After days hand bottling and months of maturation, the outcome has gone over and beyond our expectations and we can say with pride that it was worth it!

Perennial The Last Word




Perennial The Last Word...$10.99 / 750ml

Ale Brewed with Lemons and Cherries
The Last Word is a tart ale brewed with key lime, wintergreen, and wormwood, a nod to an illicit Prohibition-era tipple of the same name. Citrus and bright lactic acidity lead a pungent herbal character, all atop a subtle underlying malt sweetness. Brewed in collaboration with our friends at The Aviary in Chicago.

Deschutes Black Butte XXVI


BRC - members - check your email, we are sending them out now.  We got a good supply so we made further down the list.


This is released to via BRC only at this point.



Deschutes Black Butte XXVI...$14.99 / 22oz
26th Birthday Reserve Porter
Limited Quantities
Alc. 10.8%
Our 26th anniversary Imperial Porter was aged in bourbon barrels and dry spiced with Theo Chocolate's cocoa nibs, revealing hints of vanilla and chocolate. Pomegranate molasses and Oregon cranberries complement the robust flavor with a hint of fruit and just enough tart to make you smile.
Malt: Pale, Wheat, Midnight Wheat, Chocolate, Crystal
Hops: Millennium, Cascade, US Tettnang
Other: Theo Chocolate Cocoa Nibs, Pomegranate Molasses, Cranberries
Barrel-Aging: 6 Months in Bourbon (50%)

Pairings

Toasted Walnut Buttermilk Pancakes with Cranberry Maple Syrup
Black-Pepper Crusted New York Steaks with Black Truffle Vinaigrette
Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates with Prosciutto

Big scores on Janasse CDP - including a perfect 100!!!



Domaine de la Janasse is one of the great winemaking estates of not only France, but of the world -Robert Parker The Wine Advocate

Once again Importer Eric Solomon has come through for us with an amazing offering of 2010 Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Magnums. Sadly supplies are limited so act fast.

Call 314.727.8788 to reserve or email

aaron@wineandcheeseplace.com

We are going to limit it to 1 per person today to give people a chance to open their emails.  You can request more and if some bottles are not spoken for, we will increase your allocation based on first come first served.

2010 Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes Magnum...$299.99

(6 Magnums Available)
Lowest price in the country on Wine-Searcher is $450
The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes, which achieved 16% natural alcohol, possesses an inky/purple color. It is slightly tighter and more restrained than the 2010 Chaupin, but it has enormous volume as well as incredible glycerin, richness and fat. A huge bouquet of pure blackberry and black currant fruit intermixed with charcoal, incense, truffles and spring flowers is followed by a prodigious, full-bodied wine that is capable of 20+ years of evolution. I hope Chateauneuf du Pape enthusiasts can find some of this amazing wine!
Rated 100/100 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate





In stock now and online


2010 Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin...$199.99
(18 Magnums Available)
The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Chaupin rivals the 2007 Chaupin (to date the best Chaupin I have yet tasted). Made from 100% Grenache (3/4 destemmed), it boasts a dense black/purple color as well as unbelievable notes of raspberries, black cherries, licorice, truffles, camphor, forest floor and garrigue. This wine is stunningly concentrated, incredibly noble, precise and expansive on the palate with mouth-saturating intensity, glycerin and extract. It is an amazing example of impeccably grown old vine Grenache translated into a natural yet full-throttle red.
Rated 98/100 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate

Also available from Domaine Janasse
2011 Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 750ml...On-Sale $89.99
And a candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is always a rough blend of 85% Grenache and the balance Syrah, Mourvedre, Clairette and other permitted varieties, that has the Grenache aged all in foudre and the Syrah and Mourvedre aged in one-third new barrels (that’s less than 6% of the blend in new barrels). Exhibiting gorgeous black fruits, spice-box, toast, licorice and roasted meat-like qualities on the nose, it is full-bodied, concentrated and layered on the palate, with loads of texture, yet delivers no weight, heat, or ever puts a foot wrong. Shockingly good in the vintage, it should not be missed. Hats off to Christophe and Isabelle. Drink now-2027.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate

Ska Cream Stout



Ska Estival Cream Stout...$12.99 / 6pk
Ska Brewing Co. Announces Estival Summer Stout in Cans
“This is a medium-bodied stout brewed with orange blossom honey, milk sugar, and aged on orange peels,” said Ska co-founder and Overlord of Brewing Operations Bill Graham. “It is a great match for summer evenings when you feel like something more substantial than a lager or pale ale, but still not too heavy.”
Estival Cream Stout is 5.8% Alcohol By Volume (ABV), and, in keeping with the series’ solstice and equinox release dates, will be tapped on the summer solstice, June 21st. The release will double as a summer kick-off celebration and will be held at Ska World Headquarters in Bodo Park. The event will feature Estival specials, lawn games, unique food pairings from The Container and live music by Robby Overfield.
The packaging for the Estival Cream Stout features a black, 12-oz. can, with Ska’s Pinstripe character emerging from a fiery citrus sun. As with all four of the stouts in the Seasonal Stout series, this campfire beer will be released in cans, and distributed in all of Ska’s markets.