Wood Hat Bourbon Whiskey Rubenesque...$36.99 / 750ml
We diligently control every step of the process to produce a full-bodied flavor. By keeping the grains whole all the way to the end, a bigger robust flavor was created. It did not need much oak to finish it off. Then, by selecting 3 year old, air-dried wood for the barrels, the flavor blossomed without the tannic bite ‒ a process only possible with a small batch, pot distilled, single barrel, field-to-glass creation. Aged 4 months.
Wood Hat Whiskey Blue Corn...$29.99 / 750ml
"We make our quality whiskey with blue corn because its unique characteristics impart a sweet, nutty flavor unlike any other. Enjoy our blue corn Whiskey neat, on the rocks, or with your favorite mixer. We encourage you to try it without added flavors first, so you can taste the full blue corn experience.
Wood Hat Whiskey Blue Corn Aged...$29.99 / 750ml
"Humans have made food from this corn for centuries and have selected it for their own tastes rather than high yields for livestock. Although costly, its unique characteristics impart a sweet, nutty flavor unlike any other. To age this whiskey, we selected white oak staves that were aged outside for three years to make our barrels. Finally, we toasted the barrel rather than char it to bring out the more subtle flavors of the aok. The result is a quality whiskey with a uniquely complex flavor"
Gary Hinegardner Owner/Distiller
Wood Hat Berry Berry Cordial...$19.99 / 375ml
Wood Hat’s Berry Berry Cordial is produced locally, from field to glass. Our hand-crafted artisan cordial captures the essence of locally grown blackberries. The corn and wheat are also grown and ground locally, all natural and untreated. We ferment and distill our products with the utmost care. Hand-crafting a unique cordial is like turning a hat out of wood, it is what you carve away that gives it shape. Although costly, we keep only the very best.
Here is the official 1,000,000 hit - 2:29 PM pm September 30, 2014
One million -- we are getting ready to get our 1,000,000 hit on our blog.
We are a little over 3,000 hits shy of one million!
First post on the blog was April 2008 We hit 500,000 on October 19th, 2010.
Thought we would have a little guessing game: Whoever guesses the closest to the minute gets a price package chosen just for you. Here is what you get... You are guaranteed to be able to purchase a bottle from the next Cantillon release. You are guaranteed to be able to purchase our first Side Project release. Plus you get 4 assorted beer glasses. We have some logo ones that you can choose from see Forsyth for details on the glasses To enter: you must go to twitter click here to go to our Twitter page:
You must tweet to our page using the hashtag #TWCPMillion Tweet the date and the time including AM or PM when you think we will hit 1,000,000 hits on the blog The closest person without going over wins. If more than one person guesses the right time, we will put the names in a hat and draw one winner. One tweet per person Deadline to enter is Saturday September 27 at 7pm
De la Senne Zinne Bir...$3.49 / 11.2oz The name Zinnebir refers to a term from Brussels tradition, — ‘zinneke’ — slang for the wild mixed-breed dogs that used to inhabit the poor quarters of the city along the Zinne. It means ‘little bastards,’ and has been applied more recently to those young men living in the poor quarters of Brussels who have flemish-speaking fathers and french-speaking mothers (or vice versa). De La Senne brewer Bernard LeBoucq identifies strongly with the ‘little bastards’; he is a French-speaking Bruxellois, brewing in the heart of the Flemish Payottenland.
Bernard came to De La Senne from the Sint Pieters brewery, and brought his Zinnebier with him. The recipe originated in a very Flemish patch of countryside in Sint Pieters, along the Zinne, in the heart of lambic-producing territory. Bernard worried that the folks in the town of Sint Pieters would have a hard time accepting a brewer from the Big City, Brussels, and his beer. No problem. While we were visiting, an old farmer in dirty coveralls, aromatic of cow crap and boasting a grand total of five teeth, dropped in for a glass of Zinnebir, and took the opportunity to profess his devotion to the beer and the local brewery.
It is a tasty and very well-made brew, indeed, and it is only getting better. The Zinnebier has evolved along with the brewer. When Bernard hooked up with Yvan De Baets of De la Senne, the Zinnebier evolved from a strong, malt-focused, 8% alcohol beer to a bright, light, 5.5% beer with the same yeasty complexity, malt backdrop, and refreshing hop bitterness, that the original was known for. We see good things happening as Bernard and Yvan continue to collaborate on new, exciting brews. Look for more De la Senne soon, when construction of their very own brewery wraps up in Spring 2010! Style: Blonde Ale ABV: 5.50%
De la Senne Stouterik...$3.49 / 11.2oz Bernard Leboucq and Yvan De Baets are Belgium’s newest, perhaps smallest, and most fiercely principled brewers in Belgium. In many ways, they represent the small, artisanal breweries that are the heart and soul of Belgian brewing. While the big guys work tirelessly to make the brewing process shorter and cheaper – and their beers as sweetly inoffensive to the masses as can be – there remains, thank goodness, a tough and dedicated bunch of small breweries that are not afraid to make a bold statement.
Interestingly, in Belgium, bold now means a return to the way things used to be, before over-sugaring, over-spicing, and under-hopping became de rigueur. Stouterik is a classic Belgian Stout, in that sense — it’s only 4.5%, contains no spices, won’t make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth, but we defy anyone to just drink one. Roasted malts and unmalted roasted barley give layers of dark bitter, chocolatey flavors, and like all De La Senne beers, this one is hopped to the max for drinkability. Style: Stout ABV: 4.50%
Perennial Artisan Ales Stefon Release and Tasting!
Friday October 3rd from 4-6pm
The Wine and Cheese Place 7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105 314.727.8788
Perennial Brewer, Andy Hille, will be on hand for the release of Stefon
Taste... Perennial collabe with Solemn Oath Stefon Perennial Aria Perennial Saison de Lis
Released on Friday! Perennial / Solemn Oath Brewery Stefon Ale Perennial Artisan Ales and Solemn Oath Brewery's hottest new collaboration beer is Stefon. Spicy rye malt, subtle notes of stone fruit, a hint of roast, slightly tart with a dry finish and conditioned with Brettanomyces anomalus. This beer has EVERYTHING." - label
The Peat Hopper is coming to The Wine and Cheese Place! The Wine and Cheese Place is proud to announce the release of new Supernova Committee SN2014. We would like to thank all of our customers for making us the number one Ardbeg account in Missouri. The Wine and Cheese Place is the only Ardbeg Embassy Account in Missouri. As a result, we always get a preview special bottle to taste before it arrives , such as the new Supernova! By the way, it is tasty! Here is our Embassy account goody box!
We will taste some Ardbeg Single Malt Scotches - TBA, stay tuned
We will also be releasing the Ardbeg Supernova and AuriVerdes that night.
We are going to use a raffle method. There are two ways to get raffle tickets
If you come to the event on October 3rd, you will get 5 free raffle tickets (you must show up between 4pm - 5:45pm to get in the raffle)
If you are not coming to the event, you can get raffle tickets by purchasing bottles of Ardbeg between now and October 3 - 5:30pm. The bottles must be paid for and picked up in order to get your entry into the drawing.
At 6pm October 3rd during the Ardbeg Tasting Event and Peat Hopper Tour we will draw names. The first 6 names can purchase a bottle of the Ardbeg Supernova for $139.99 Then next 6 names can purchase a bottle of the Ardbeg AuriVerdes for $94.99 You do not have to be present for the drawing. We will contact you and reserve your bottle. Order Ardbeg online now
Ommegang Upsdie Brown Ale...$12.99 / 750ml What can “brown” do for you? Our latest Brewmaster’s Obsession Series ale turns your world upside down. The use of wild Brettanomyces yeast makes the beer more complex – yet magically more drinkable at the same time. The challenge to tame wild yeast is an obsession that drives our brewers, and fuels a passion for making great beer.
Upside Brown has a dark amber,deep copper hue with good clarity and a slightly off-white head. Fruit-filled aromas are dominated by pineapple and cherry, rounded out with a touch of farmyard funk. Sweet malt character is balanced by brett tartness with underlying flavors of cherry and dark fruits. Lively carbonation, dry and tart with a medium-light body. This fine ale can also evolve - cellar for a dryer and more pronounced brett presence. 7% ABV
Ommegang Scythe and Sickle...$9.49 / 4pk Scythe and Sickle is Ommegang’s foray into honoring the harvest season. Using barley, oats, wheat, and rye, we’ve brought the mood of fall to life with vibrant and flavorful passion.
Farming is about precision, timing and care. At Ommegang we place the same emphasis a farmer has for his crops into the creation of our beers. Scythe and Sickle is a testament to the craft and care of farming, from which our farmstead-brewed beers benefit greatly.
Brewed with balance in mind, Scythe & Sickle reveals a smooth and creamy mouthfeel with light toastiness and gentle sweetness. Bright amber in color from the mixed malts, the beer is balanced with delicate hopping to counter rather than overpower the malt profile.
Plymouth Gin NAVY STRENGTH....$26.99 / 750ml PLYMOUTH NAVY STRENGTH
For almost two centuries, Her Majesty's Naval Fleet was sustained by Plymouth Gin and no ship left port without a bottle of Navy Strength 114 proof (57% abv) on board. THE TASTE
For some it is the ultimate gin, with a rich but very balanced taste that takes a Martini or a Gin and Tonic to a new level. Perfect for the demands of today's more adventurous spirit drinkers and mixologists. The 57% ABV amplifies the aroma and fragrance of the botanicals, yet retains the smooth and balanced character Plymouth Gin is renowned for. SERVING SUGGESTION
Enjoy Navy Strength in your favourite cocktail, or in classic drinks such as a Pink Gin or a Gimlet, reputedly created by the British Royal Navy for medicinal purposes. THE GIMLET
Invented by naval doctor Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas Desmond Gimlette (1857-1943), who is said to have mixed gin with the daily rations of lime 'to help the medicine go down'. TASTING NOTES Colour - Crystal Clear. Nose - Intense, bold and fresh aroma of juniper followed by notes of coriander and cardamom. Palate - Full bodied, smooth and flavourful with a slight sweetness. Finish - Aromatic, long and rich.
Dieu du Ciel Equinoxe du Printemps...$4.99 / 11.2oz Maple scotch ale - 9.1% alc./vol. Équinoxe du Printemps is the quintessential marriage of two great traditions: beer brewing in Scotland, and maple syrup production in Quebec. At the first draught, the mouth is overcome by woody, malty flavours, sustained by a discrete touch of sweetness. The aftertaste brings about the flavours of maple, which are sufficiently present to be appreciated, but never overwhelming the typical flavours of a Scotch Ale.
Collab with Freigest - Galaxie Saison was originally designed as a collaboration between Freigeist and Brewfist. It is 7.6% abv and hopped with Galaxy & Saphir. It has a pretty clean spicy and fruity nose. In Europe this beer is called Heimdall.
Imagine what a German brewer would do with a Saison if he brewed it in Italy. It tastes like that. Style: Saison ABV: 7.60%
Rated 100/100 for its style on RateBeer A Wit beer with Brettanomyces and aged in Chardonnay Barrels "Unique to the north and feared by man and beast, the WHITEOUT comes without warning. With quiet ferocity, how quickly this force erases the sensations and reduces any creature to its most basic elements. When enveloped in one, sight, sound and even tactile sensation are ripped away, as snowflakes in motion swallow all sense of being, leaving one to cower, hunker down and wait it out, hoping that it passes quickly or that the end is merciful. Of variable and unknown duration minutes seem like eternity in a whiteout. But when it eases, and those final snowflakes drift in the blue sky, any survivor is changed. Suddenly, life is fuller and more robust. The thirst for this new life can be staked in many ways. Whiteout Wit compliments the experience in both intensity and rewarding calm. The quiet delicacy of the light malts are like those vanishing flakes. Sorachi Ace hops contribute the lemony aroma and flavor, imparting additional life to the brew, reminding you of how good it is to be alive. Lemon peel, Indian coriander and black peppercorns add the same invigorating zest whiteout survivors feel when stepping from the world of white. Triple fermentation, the long slumber in French Chardonnay barrels and a shot of brettanomyces provide an explosion of flavor when combined with the other swirling, enticing elements. Its okay. Stand up, shake it off and feel alive' that's what Whiteout Wit is all about." -- label.
Anchorage Love Buzz Saison......$12.99 / 750ml
Rated 100/100 on RateBeer
Rated 100/100 for its style on RateBeer
"Ale brewed with Hobb Family rose hips, peppercorns and fresh orange peels. Dry hopped in the barrel with Citra Hops. Triple fermented - first in the tank with a belgian yeast, second in french oak Pinot Noir barrels with brett, and finally in the bottle with a third yeast for natrual carbonation" -- bottle "A feeling overcomes, deriving of a most curious perplexity. A rich desire awakens to explore the contents of such delicate loveliness. Upon a deep connection with rounded lips, a bitter sweet complexity enters the soul...and so begins an amorous affair heightened awareness envelopes the senses as the grandeur of such bold character develops. Caramel beauty exhibits itself, sprawling its full body widely upward, bubbling with excitement. Tantalizing effects of peppery bitterness grasps the tongue. Enchantment takes hold as a blanket of citrus slowly unfolds. As in any noteworthy love story, a subtle fruity sweetness of a rose emerges to the finish. A warm contentment grazes over, signifying a united marriage of balance and pleasure.
Fortitude has revealed itself to those who have encountered such an enriching experience. An experience so delectable, so defining, so unequivocal. An experience that is Love's Buzz." -- bottle
This is the version brewed at Anchorage! Anchorage Brewing Collab with Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Boreal...$13.99 / 750ml Ale brewed with grapefruit peel, juice and peppercorns "There seems to be a new collaboration brew coming out every week these days. Some are born from friendship, some from mutual admiration for each others craft, and some are just from marketing standpoint. Calabaza Boreal was born from admiration and friendship. When American wild ales first began to surface, for me, Jolly Pumpkin was at the forefront and still is. In 2009, before starting Anchorage Brewing Company, I was given a bottle of Oro de Calabaza from Matt Dinges of the Shelton Brothers when he was visiting for our annual Barleywine Fest. That beer is still one of my favorite beers, and was one of my inspirations to start Anchorage Brewing company. After starting the brewery with Shelton representing me, Matt introduced me to Ron Jeffries, the spooky guy behind Jolly Pumpkin. We would chat back and forth about brewing with oak and different techniques we use in our breweries. Eventually, we decided to make a beer together. It has been such a huge honor to create something with someone that has inspired me so much! Well it turns out that Ron is just a regular person like the rest of us (well maybe not quite normal), and we have become good friends since I traveled to Michigan to brew the Jolly Pumpkin version of this beer. Thanks Ron, for the continued friendship and inspiration!" - label
We already had the Jolly Pumpkin version - this version is sold out
Jolly Pumpkin Collab with Anchorage Calabaza Boreal
Ale brewed with grapefruit peel, juice and peppercorns
He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you. -Nietzche
When introspection fails, it’s time to look outward for inspiration, perhaps Northward! One of the people who inspired me this past year is my friend Gabe Fletcher, of Anchorage Brewing Co. We brewed this beer together. I hope it inspires you. Northward!
Anchorage / Mikkeller Invasion Farmhouse IPA with Brett....$11.99 / 750ml
High up in Alaska, where the bears rule, where the winters are long and dark, and where a man is a man that digs for gold. High up north, where you only go if you are in search of happiness and easy money. Or if you are on the run from the long arm of the law. Up there lies a brewery. In our opinion, one of the most exciting American breweries we have become familiar with for a very long time. Of course I’m talking about Anchorage Brewing Company. At Anchorage they brew barrel aged beers; all brewed with plenty of brettanomyces. The result is vibrant, fresh and delicious beer, with plenty of edge. Briefly: Beer from Anchorage are Funky as Fuck. Mikkeller started importing Anchorage about a year ago, since our enthusiasm for them has grown steadily. Today neither can nor will we hide it anymore, we are hereby officially declared big fans of Anchorage. Mikkeller has initiated a partnership with Anchorage, we have brewed a Farmhouse IPA with them.
North Peak Brewing Hooligan Hoppy Pumpkin Ale...$9.99 / 6pk With North Peak’s Hooligan Hoppy Pumpkin Ale you will never have to choose between your favorite pumpkin beer and IPA again. Hooligan is brewed with real pumpkin and fresh spices to give you all the spicy pumpkin goodness you could ask for. And did we mention the hops? Hooligan is brimming with hops! It is brewed in Traverse City, MI, on Old Mission Peninsula incorporating locally grown hops.
North Peak Humongous Midwest Red Ale...$11.99 / 4pk ABV: 9.6% IBUS: 69.9 Just the way Paul Bunyan likes it: a huge-bodied beer with big flavor that's as smooth as his axe blade. Humongous follows its traditional imperial red-roots with multiple hop additions, adding complexity and layers of bursting hop flavors. Columbus, Citra, Michigan grown Cascade, and Michigan grown Chinook hops impart 69.9 IBUs that give Humongous balance and poise. A deep amber color, this 9.6% ABV brew could even knock Babe the Blue Ox on his butt with its smooth hoppy goodness.
Fruity, complex saison beer from the Ardennes forest from a tiny farmhouse brewery very hard to find even in Belgium. 8% alc. by volume, with a wonderfully musty and characterful aroma. “Absolutely gorgeous, complex summer refresher with enough interest to drink all year-round.” (The Beers of Wallonia). Both authors give this beer a perfect 10. We would not give it a 10 (even if we knew what that meant) but there are drinkers out there who believe this is the “Nectar of the Gods.” Certainly, no other brewer makes beer like this, in Belgium or anywhere. How many beers of 8% plus offer such fresh fruitiness? A solid Belgian saison beer at its base, with an unusual overlay of fruitiness.
Rated 100/100 in its style on RateBeer American Pale Ale 6.0% Golden fresh beer with high fruitiness and distinctive notes of exotic fruits.Very limited bitterness. The sunstone - much disputed among scholars. Did the Viking navigators really have such a tool that would help them point out what was east and what was west - even on a less than sunny day? We certainly believe so. Many years later no sunstone was needed when Amager Bryghus was invaded by what very much looked like Viking ancestors of American descent. Hailing from Munster, Indiana, Chris Boggess and Barnaby Struve of Three Floyds Brewing arrived not with a vengeance but with very loud King Diamond on their portable mp3 player. This was not a day for slaughter but for brewing. And brew we did. The mellow and dangerously quaffable Arctic SunStone is proof that even Viking warriors can have a more subtle side to them. All hail to Three Floyds.
Elk Cove has been making some of Oregon's best Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris for over 3 decades and we are thrilled to host a tasting featuring the fantastic 2012 Pinot Noirs and Pinot Gris. All of these wines will make perfect additions to your holiday table.
Todd Stewart of Elk Cove Vineyards
2012 Elk Cove Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
2013 Elk Cove Pinot Gris
2011 Elk Cove Riesling
2010 Elk Cove Ultima Reisling
2012 Elk Cove 5 Mountains Pinot Noir
2012 Elk Cove Mount Richmond Pinot Noir (94/100 The Wine Spectator)
Rhone Wine Class and Tasting Monday October 20th 7-8:30pm Rhone Class.
$20 per person reservations required.
With 4 fantastic vintages in a row we have a plethora of top noctch wines from France's Rhone Valley. From North to South France's Rhone valley makes some of the world's most compelling wines. Come taste 8 of our favorite Rhone Whites and Reds. Below is the line-up: Reservations are required sign up now by calling 314.727.8788 or order tickets below
Movados Spirit Tasting! The Wine and Cheese Place 7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105 314.727.8788 October 4 from 3pm-6pm
We will have Carla and Denny from Still Joy Spirits at our Forsyth location to taste all flavors of Movados. This is a chance to meet the owners and distillers for St. Louis' newest distillery. We are very excited to have them on hand for you to meet and greet them and taste their exciting new spirits. See more info about the spirits that you will taste below:
The Wine and Cheese Place is proud to introduce MOVADOS to Saint Louis! Movados is a small batch artisan spirits exemplifying the finest local ingredients and hand crafted quality. Made right here in St. Louis, Missouri! These are one of a kind original spirits. They will make great gifts for the holidays!
Movados "Original"...$39.99 / 375ml With a deep passion for cooking we approached distilling like a fine chef would create a recipe. Wanting to combine old school artistry and technique with new school creative flair we created MOVADOS. Years in the making the recipe came together with a vision for a complete new taste and complexity not found in other spirits. The freshest local apples are crushed and then UV pasteurized to avoid any flavor loss. Add sugarcane to further sweeten the cold mash and you have the foundation of MOVADOS fermentation. A layer of steel cut oats added to the top of the mash tank slowly sink throughout the 3 week mash fermentation and adds a rounded out baked like feel on the pallet. The addition of lemon, rosemary, and several other spices to the mash give MOVADOS a finish that is completely unique and absolutely delicious. It is then aged for a minimum of 8 months to a year to reach its full flavor profile.
We infuse with all natural ingredients never using artificial flavors. Movados Ginger...$39.99 / 375ml
Movados infused with crystalized ginger has a slightly sweet delicious bite and amazing aroma
Movados Cinnfull...$39.99 / 375ml Fresh cinnamon bark infused into Movados is a wonderful warm taste experience
Movados Vienna Roast...$39.99 / 375ml Fresh vienna roast coffee beans infused with Movados makes the perfect after dinner drink
Movados Vanilla Sky...$39.99 / 375ml Fresh Madagascar bourbon vanilla bean is added to Movados creating a rich aromatic spirit
Movados Spice...$39.99 / 375ml Traditional mulling spices - Orange peel, clove, cinnamon and nutmeg are added in a bouquet in the column of the Still allowing the steam to pick up their essence as it passes through creating a wonderful spirit that is perfect for the fall and winter season. Try them on the rocks or click here to see some cocktail recipes
Joy is our beautiful custom still built by Vendome Copper in Louisville, Kentucky. She is unique, one of a kind, designed specifically to distill Movados. Joy is the perfect form of art and function.