Saturday, October 25, 2014

2009 Larose Trintaudon


The 2009 from one of our favorite Bordeaux wines is getting some great press. This is a steal for Bordeaux.....
2009 Chateau Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc...$21.99
"Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois 2009 tasting in London. The Larose-Trintaudon 2009 has a very refined, « classic » bouquet with sous-bois, tobacco and broody dark fruits. The delineation is terrific. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins, great tension with crisp black, mineral-laden fruits on the finish. Bon vin ! Tasted September 2011.
Rated 91/100 Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
  • DECANTER 2010 : FOUR STARS "Highly recommended"
  • DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2013 : commended
  • 91/100 DE NEIL MARTIN (Wine Advocate)
  • JANCIS ROBINSON 16/20
  • WINE SPECTATOR 89-92/100

White Bordeaux from the makers of Château Carbonnieux







From one of our favorite white Bordeaux producers Chateau Carbonnieux comes a spectacular value.

Chataeau Lafont Menaut Pessac Leognan White Bordeaux....$19.99
Château Lafont Menaut is located at the heart of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, in the town of Martillac, 15 km south of Bordeaux. The vineyard is located near the Crus Classés of Latour-Martillac and Smith-Haut-Lafitte. In the 18th century, les terres de Lafont Menaut, déjà plantées en vignes, the lands of Lafont Menaut, already planted with vines, belonged to Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu a famous writer and winemaker. Since 1990, Philibert Perrin, alongside his work on the family estate of Château Carbonnieux, has undertaken a replanting programme in order to breathe new life into the ancestral vineyard. The terroir consists of two Garonne gravel outcrops, naturally drained by the Menaut stream, where a fountain that was used as a washhouse in Montesquieu's time can still be found.
The vineyard, covering 14 hectaresplanted with red vines and3 hectares planted with white vines, benefits from a good geographical location and exceptional orientation. the red and white wines aged in oak barrels, lending finesse and complexity. The white wines are dry and bold, very fruity. They can be enjoyed young, but barrel-ageing on the lees lends them fleshiness and good cellaring potential.




Friday, October 24, 2014

2010 Goulee from Cos d'Estournel





2010 Goulee Cos d'Estournel Medoc...$41.99
A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot, this wine displays an opaque ruby/purple color and notes of damp earth, forest floor, white chocolate, sweet black currants and spice box. The wine is round, full-bodied and luscious, with 14.7% natural alcohol. Although meant for early consumption, it should easily last up to a decade or more.
Goulee’s 2010 is another sleeper of the vintage from Michel Reybier, the proprietor of Cos d’Estournel.

Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

Very limited Amador Whiskey






Only 10 Barrels made
Batch #1
Amador Hop Whiskey...$89.99 / 750ml
"At Amador Whiskey Company, we partner with the finest craft distillers to create limited edition luxury whiskeys.  Our first release was crafted by the Charbay Distillery Master Distillers Miles and Marko Karakasevic.  A blend of 60% straight malt whiskey and 40% hop-flavored whiskey distilled from a craft IPA beer, the components were aged separately for over two years in French oak wine barrels and then married in our family chardonnay barrels for another year before being bottled.  We only made ten barrels of this superb spirit and hope you find it as special as we do.

Glencadam Single Malt Scotch



Glencadam Single Malt Scotch Aged 10 Years...$54.99
Glencadam Distillery opened in 1825 and since then little has changed.  Multi-award winning Glencadam Highland Single Scotch Malt Whisky Aged 10 Years is a fine example of centuries of craftsmanship and tradition. “The rather delicate” malt with a beautifully balanced, pure flavour.

Awards and Reviews
Jim Murray is recognised internationally as the leading commentator on the world's whiskies and Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, published yearly, is the world's biggest selling whisky book.
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2014 score: 94.5
Silver, Asian Spirits Masters - 2013
Silver, Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition - 2013
Silver (With Outstanding), International Wine & Spirits Competition - 2012
Silver Medal, International Spirits Challenge - 2010
Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirits Competition - 2010
Best Highland Single Malt, World Whiskies Awards - 2009
Gold Medal, Internationaler Spirituosen Wettbewerb - 2009
Silver Medal, The International Wine & Spirits Competition - 2009
Bronze Medal, International Spirits Challenge - 2009

Glencadam Single Malt Scotch Aged 15 Years...$84.99
Glencadam Distillery opened in 1825 and, since then, little has changed and our award-winning whisky. Multi-award winning Glencadam Highland Single Scotch Malt Whisky Aged 15 Years is a fine example of centuries of craftsmanship and tradition. “The rather dignified” malt with a beautifully mouth-watering, true flavour.

Awards and Reviews
Jim Murray is recognised internationally as the leading commentator on the world's whiskies and Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, published yearly, is the world's biggest selling whisky book.
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2014 score: 90.5
Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirit Competition - 2010
Gold Medal, Internationaler Spirituosen Wettbewerb – 2009
Silver Medal, Internationaler Spirituosen Wettbewerb - 2007
Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirit Competition - 2007
Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirit Competition - 2006
“Best whisky”, International Malt Whisky Festival - 2005
Gold Medal Winner, International Spirit Challenge - 2005
Silver Medal, Best in Class– International Wine and Spirit Competition - 2005
Gold Medal, Internationaler Spirituosen Wettbewerb - 2005
Highly Recommended – USA Beverage Tasting Institute - 2004



GlencadamSingle Malt Scotch Aged 21 Years...$189.99

Glencadam Distillery opened in 1825 and since then little has changed.  Multi-award winning Glencadam Highland Single Scotch Malt Whisky Aged 21 Years is a fine example of centuries of craftsmanship and tradition. “The exceptional” malt with a beautifully lingering, true flavour.
Awards and Reviews
Jim Murray is recognised internationally as the leading commentator on the world's whiskies and Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, published yearly, is the world's biggest selling whisky book.
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2014 score: 94
Gold, The Scotch Whisky Masters - 2013


Schmaltz Terrapin Reunion

Schmaltz Terrapin Reunion Ale 2014....$7.49 / 22oz
Ale brewed with Toasted coconut, coffee, vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate and cocoa nibs.

Ungava Canadian Gin





Ungava Canadian Premium Gin....$26.99
Ungava Canadian Premium Gin originates on the northern frontier where the vast Canadian tundra meets icy seas.

Its particular aroma can be traced back to six rare botanicals, native to the Arctic region, that enter its composition. Handpicked in the wild during the fleeting summer season, then infused the traditional way, they are handcrafted into an authentic gin with a unique taste to the delight of adventurous amateurs and connoisseurs alike.

A Unique Journey of the Senses
As subtle as it is intriguing, Ungava Canadian Premium Gin reveals a style that is all at once lively and smooth, fresh, floral and spicy. The precious plants and berries of the tundra release their natural colour and aromas to yield a gin that is exquisitely well-balanced.

Right from the first sip of Ungava gin, you embark upon a unique journey of the senses. On the nose, the Nordic Juniper supplies ample notes of zesty citrus; on the palate Ungava reveals progressively the fullness of its flavours and the richness of its bouquet. The refreshingly fruity and sweet-tart notes of Crowberry and Wild Rose Hips are expressed over a rich and spicy underlying botanical base that combines Cloudberry and Arctic Blend. The Nordic Juniper brings a finishing touch of mentholated citrus that cuts through the Labrador Tea's mild herbal flavour and lengthens the mix with velvety smoothness.

Stagg Jr. Bourbon

In stock now 


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Stagg Jr Bourbon...$46.99
George T. Stagg built the most dominant American distillery of the 19th century, during a time known as the Gilded Age of Bourbon. Uncut and unfiltered, this robust bourbon whiskey ages for nearly a decade and boasts the bold character that is reminiscent of the man himself.

TASTING NOTES:
Rich, sweet, chocolate and brown sugar flavors mingle in perfect balance with the bold rye spiciness. The boundless finish lingers with hints of cherries, cloves and smokiness.



Perennial Dual Artisanship



Perennial Dual Artisanship Collab with Praire Artisan Ales


Have been getting a lot of inquiries about this one - coming next week - stay tuned

Shock Top Variety


Shock Top Winter Variety Pack...$13.99 / 12 pack
Includes 
  • Shock Top Belgian White
  • Shock Top Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat
  • Shock Top Schokolate Wheat
  • Shock Top Twisted Pretzel Wheat

Shock Top Shockolate Wheat
Meet our new Winter Seasonal. It’s a new flavorful unfiltered wheat beer brewed with a blend of chocolate, caramel and black malts then aged with vanilla and cocoa beans. Every bottle holds a wonderland of chocolaty, beery goodness.   To take a Chocolate Wheat over the Top, layer it with a Shock Top Belgian White to create a Choc’ Top. It’s just the thing to heat up a winter party

Shock Top Bourbon Cask Wheat
Shock Top’s newest edition is Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat. This Belgian-Style unfiltered wheat ale is brewed with honey, caramel malt, and aged on bourbon cask staves for the perfect balance of flavor and refreshment all year round.

Urban Chestnut Dorfbier






Urban Chestnut Dorfbier Bavarian Style Dunkel...$9.49 / 4pk pints
The Dunkel style is what many refer to as the original beer of Munich and the surrounding countryside and villages (Dorf in German) of Bavaria. This everyday beer ranges in color from amber to dark brown, depending on the amount of Munich and roasted malts used. Ours is a deep reddish brown with a rich malty flavor. The sweetness of the malt is balanced by the use of another Bavarian friend…the Hallertau hop…in this specific case Hersbrucker grown near Wolnzach, Hallertau.
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 5.2%
HOP BITTERNESS (IBU): 20
COLOR: Deep Amber
OG: 13.1 Plato
HOPS: Hallertau Hersbrucker, Hallertau Perle
MALTS: Munich

Southern Tier Choklat 2014



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Southern Tier Choklat...$7.99
the ancients called it 'food for the gods'

The Popol Vuh, the sacred book of the Maya, unfolds a complex web of mystery around a beverage known as xocoatl (ch-co-atle). At Southern Tier, we’re not surprised that hieroglyphs of the ancient Maya depict chocolate being poured for rulers and gods. Even through the many voyages of Columbus, the mystical bean remained nothing more than a strange currency of the native peoples.

Moving through centuries, the circular journey of cacao has been realized in our brewing house, encompassing the complexity of the darkest, bitter-sweet candy together with the original frothy cold beverage of the ancient Maya to bring to you our Blackwater Series Choklat Stout. We have combined the finest ingredients to tempt your senses & renew the power & interrelation of history in every bottle.
9.1% abv • 195º L • Imperial Chocolate Stout • 22 oz / 1/6 keg
2-row barley / caramel 60 malt / barley flakes / chocolate malt / bittersweet Belgian chocolate / kettle hops: chinook & willamette

info from their website

Boulevard Hibiscus Gose is here!

Back in stock!
Boulevard Hibiscus Gose...$9.99 / 6pk
Style: Gose
Our version of an unusual, yet resurgent, beer style. It pays tribute to the pleasantly sour, slightly salty wheat beers that originated in Goslar and became popular in Leipzig, Germany around the late 1800’s. A great introductory sour beer, Hibiscus Gose receives coriander and sea salt during boiling, then we steep dried hibiscus flowers at the end to create a vibrant pink hue (really, though, it’s pink!). The result is a tangy, sweet and sour ale with a refreshing citrus character.

Alcohol (ABV) 4.2

Bells Winter White 2014 is here!!








Bells Winter White Ale....$9.49 / 6pk

"Taking its cues from Belgian-style white ales, Bell's Winter White Ale offers a lighter yet abundantly flavorful alternative to the traditional heavy winter warmers. Fermented with a Belgian ale yeast, this blend of barley & wheat malts yields a mixture of clove and fruity aromas, all without the use of any spices. Deliberately brewed to retain a cloudy appearance, Bell's Winter White Ale is a beer for embracing winter." -- brewery
Alcohol by Volume: 5.0%


New Sonoma Ciders






THE HATCHET APPLE

Sonoma Cider The Hatchet Apple...$8.49 / 4pk
AH, A PARADOXICAL CASE of small = large. After decades of tinker, tweak, improvise and analyze, David honed in on a surprising insight: size matters. Smaller organic apples simply yield bigger, more intense flavors. And so, The Hatchet was born. Intensity behind us, the subtle work of balance and nuance began.

Using a unique blend of native organic apples, we handcraft each batch to bring out fresh, ripe apple aromas, carefully pairing sweet and tart varietals to ideal effect. The result is a clean, refreshing hard cider with noticeable complexity and a lively finish. All hail the little things. To our tastes, there’s simply more going on in here. Cheers.





THE PITCHFORK PEAR

Sonoma Cider The Pitchfork Pear Cider....$8.49 / 4pk
EVER THE PURIST, David approached pear cider cautiously. Often cloyingly sweet, he deemed few worthy of the Sonoma Cider name. So the bar was set at: balance, nuance, intensity or not at all. Contrasting crisp and creamy, aromatic and tart, he added all-natural pear flavors to Sonoma’s distinct small-apple blend until he found something genuine, with real cider integrity.

Pitchfork is our happy ending. It’s an apple connoisseur’s pear cider, hand-crafted with organic apples and a measured infusion of pear essence. It’s both intense and balanced, greeting you with the distinct aromas of both fruits. We’re convinced its fresh play of flavors, crisp start and creamy pear finish will inspire a fan club all its own. With David, the skeptic, presiding. Bottom’s up.







THE ANVIL BOURBON
Sonoma Cider The Anvil Bourbon Cider...$8.49 / 4pk
DAVID AND ROBERT BOTH LOVE BOURBON. We mean love bourbon. Maybe that’s why they didn’t beat around the bush here. Sure, you can age subtly in bourbon barrels. And subtlety is sometimes enough. But, with the Anvil, the real spark ignited when we tossed nuance aside and added a healthy measure of our proprietary barrel-proof bourbon flavor. Suddenly, something intense, alive and memorable happened. To our palates, it offers a clean, lively, aromatic presence with a layered smoky finish. It’s truly integrated and rounded, yet vitally distinct. Enjoy.

Beer Tasting this Week!


This Weekend's Tastings!
Friday, October 24 from 4-6pm

The Wine and Cheese Place - Forsyth
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105
314.727.8788

Jolly Pumpkin La Parcella Pumpkin Ale
Deschutes Chasin Freshies
Founders Dark Penance Black IPA
Free State Iron Man Imperial Stout

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BEER - New Ballas location

October 24 from 4-6pm


The Wine and Cheese Place - NEW BALLAS
457 N. New Ballas, Creve Coeur MO 314.989.0020


New Holland Hopivore
Anchor Zymaster Series
Abita Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout 
Unibroue Ephemere 



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Crown Royal new Regal Apple




Crown Royal Regal Apple....$21.99
An extraordinary addition to the Crown Royal® portfolio, Crown Royal® Regal Apple™ is a blend of our hand-selected smooth whiskies infused with natural apple flavors.

The blend opens with a nose of bright apples balanced with our signature Crown Royal whisky and hints of spice. Crown Royal® Regal Apple™ offers a flavorful palate of slightly tart, crisp apple with notes of caramel and light spice that culminates in a full-bodied smooth finish of refined apple notes and balanced sweetness.

Enjoy as a shot, on the rocks or in your favorite cocktail.

New NON-Alcoholic beer




Malt Star Non Alcoholic Beer....$8.49 / 6pk
Naturally fermented from the finest barley.
Product of Israel.
Ingredients: water, barley malt (contains gluten), sugar, carbon dioxide, hops.

Wild Turkey Rye 101 proof



Wild Turkey Rye 101 proof...$31.99 / liters
A few years back because supply took such a huge spike, Wild Turkey switched from 101 proof to 81 proof on their rye. The 81 proof was 4-5 years old to help fill demand. Well, the 101 proof is back and even though there is no age statement, it is about 6-7 years old. It is only in liters.

Free State Iron Man Imperial Stout




Free State Iron Man Imperial Stout...$9.99 / 4pk
A beer fit for a blacksmith.
Honoring our favorite local blacksmith, this flavorful Stout is a selected mix of ten malts and five hop varieties. Imperial Stout was a key British export in the Baltic trade that elevated art and industry in Russia and England during the 18th Century. Celebrate craftsmanship and raise a glass to broader flavor horizons.

Grand Teton Sheep Eater









Grand Teton Sheep Eater Scotch Ale...$8.99 / 750ml
Sheep Eater Scotch Ale was first brewed in 2009 and has become our Cellar Reserve most-requested for a comeback. Scotland's cold, blustery climate lends itself to the growing of barley and oats but not to the production of hops, which are almost always added sparingly. In order to create depth and diversity in the beers brewed in Scotland, malts were roasted and kilned to help bring out hidden flavors.

Scotch Ales are some of the world's most flavorful beers. The specially roasted and kilned malts used in the mash impart roasted, caramel, and raisin sweetness to the flavor profile. Our ale is brewed with black roasted barley and peat-smoked malt, adding even more complexity to the palate. It is gently hopped, fermented cool and aged cold for exceptional smoothness. The result is a copper-brown color and a pleasant mouthfeel and body.We ferment this beer colder than most ales ferment so that we do not risk producing any flavors driven by yeast-produced esters. Instead, we want the malt to shine through and provide all the wonderful flavors Sheep Eater has to offer.

Drink this beer at cellar temperatures between 47-57 degrees Fahrenheit. The strong dark malts and high levels of alcohol will make this beer an ideal candidate for prolonged cellaring. Enjoy this beer with flavorful meats such as honey ham, well-marinated and grilled steaks, and roasted root vegetables lightly seasoned with salt. With dessert, try crème brûlée and a side of berries; the light and airy texture of the crème brûlée and tartness of the berries will balance nicely with the thick, sweet mouthfeel of Grand Teton Brewing’s Sheep Eater Scotch Ale.
Alcohol by Volume 7.5%.

Angel's Envy Limited RYE!

Good supply in stock now, no limit.



Angel’s Envy Rye Isn’t Perfect Until It’s Finished
Angel Envy's Rye...$69.99 / 750ml
Finished in Caribbean Rum Casks
As malcontents, we’re particular about our whiskey. When we decided to distill a rye, we approached it with the same painstaking attention to detail that we give every micro-batch of our bourbon, insisting on the highest quality. We can be a handful to work with, but the extra effort keeps paying off. Angel’s Envy Rye is genuinely special and worthy of Lincoln Henderson’s legacy.

Lincoln had been considering a rum cask finish, and the taste profile of our rye whiskey was a perfect fit. After sampling over 100 rums to find the right flavor to compliment our rye, the team’s decision was unanimous. Our vintage barrels began as small-batch French cognac barrels, which were then used to age and finish Plantation XO Rum. Angel’s Envy Rye Whiskey spends up to 18 months finishing in these Franco Caribbean rum casks, resulting in an immensely complex whiskey. The mingling of raw, spicy and earthy rye with the mellow sweetness of rum finishing creates in an incomparably smooth and drinkable rye, even at 100 proof.


Appearance crystal clear quality with a rich, reddish amber color
Nose aromas of citrus, caramel candy, maple sugar, vanilla oak, hazelnut, spice, and sherry wood
Palate sweet rum sherry wood and soft oak
Finish both sweet and dry, as well as quick and easy

92 Point Cabernet for only $9.99







2012 Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills H3...$9.99
Dark and spicy, billowing with plum, currant and white chocolate flavors, picking up pear and white tea notes as the finish lingers with refinement. The tannins are submerged. Drink now through 2018.—H.S.

Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator

Founders Harvest Ale


More in stock at Forsyth now


Founders Harvest Ale...$11.99 / 4pk
This liquid dream pours a hazy golden orange straw color with a white, two-finger head. Your first sip of this beer rewards you with a super juicy hop presence bursting with citrus, then finishes to introduce toasted malt undertones.
6.5% ABV70 IBUs 





Founders Dark Penance





Founders Dark Penance...$10.99 / 4pk
A heavy malt foundation includes Crystal malt for sweetness and just enough Midnight Wheat malt to push the color to black. The bitterness is huge, but balanced by malt sweetness and alcohol burn. The hop flavors and aromas range from citrus to floral to pine thanks to a delicious blend of hand-selected Chinook and Centennial hops.
ABV: 8.9%
IBUs: 100

Avery Rumpkin and PumpKYn



These two are going out to the BRC - BREWard program.  

Watch for emails here soon.   Thanks for the support.





Avery PumpKYn....$11.99 / 12oz
Porter brewed with Pumpkin and Spices Aged in Bourbon Barrels.


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Avery Rumpkin....$11.99 / 12oz
Beer Style: Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Ale
Barrel Type and Time: Dark Rum Barrels, 6 months
Malt Variety: Aromatic, Honey Malt… and Pumpkins!
OG: 1.135 ABV: 15-18% Color: Deep Amber
We wondered what would happen if a monstrous pumpkin ale, plump full of spicy gourdiness, were aged in fine fresh rum barrels to add suggestions of delicate oak and candied molasses. Rumpkin is what happened! This first member of the Annual Barrel-Aged Series was brewed with roasted pumpkins from a local Boulder County farm, and spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger.

Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout from Abita




Abita Bourbon Street Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout....$4.49 / 22oz
Bourbon Street Stout is an Imperial Stout that is aged in small batch bourbon barrels. Our Imperial Stout is brewed with a combination of pale, caramel, chocolate and roasted malts. Oats are also added to give the beer a fuller and sweeter taste. The roasted malts give the beer its dark color as well as its intense flavor and aroma. After fermentation the beer is cold aged for 6 weeks. This is necessary for all of the flavors of the malt and hops to balance and produce a very smooth flavor.

After the cold aging the beer is transferred into the bourbon barrels. It is then aged for another 8 weeks to absorb all of the flavors from the barrels. The result is a stout that brings out the roasted flavors from the malt and the warming toasted, vanilla, and bourbon flavors.