Monday, December 22, 2014

Absolut Andy Warhol Edition...$15.99 / 750ml


Absolut Andy Warhol Edition...$15.99 / 750ml

in stock now at Forsyth

2nd Shift LSD with Blueprint Coffee Volume III

Back in stock at Forsyth - just a few more cases.

No reservations.


2nd Shift LSD with Blueprint Coffee...$14.99 / 750ml
Son of a...Blueprint did it again with the coffee.  So this time we used Karimikui which comes from the Chelekeletu Coffee Beans.  We bottles 45 cases this go around, you lucky pig knuckle." - label

CHELELEKTU ("CHELE")
Chelelektu is a town located in the Gedeo Zone of Yirgacheffe. We’re calling it “Chele” for short (rhymes with Shelly). A majority of coffee from Ethiopia is processed using the natural (or dry) method, however, Yirgacheffe is better known for its washed processing. Over the past five years, the demand for natural-processed coffees from Ethiopia has increased, leading many cooperatives and collection stations in Yirgacheffe to begin offering natural-processed coffees. This natural-processed selection is incredibly clean and offers some of the floral notes found in many washed coffees from Ethiopia while maintaining the syrupy and sweet profile of the natural process. If you were a fan of our Aramo offering last year, this should be a coffee you’ll love.

Evil Twin Molotov Lite!

Back in stock!


Evil Twin Molotov Lite...$8.49 / 4pk pint Cans
Back in the days, only uncomplicated and tasteless beers excited and people started feeling bored before happy hour was up. Molotov Lite is a understated tour de force in rebellious hoppiness, it’s a subtle spark for action and yet by far one of the most anti-authoritative beers ever made by Evil Twin Brewing.

Style: Imperial IPA
Brewed: Two Roads Brewing Co, CT
ABV: 8

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.



Highly sought after and highly rated 2010 Bond

We have a little in stock now - call 314.727.8788 to reserve
or email aaron@wineandcheeseplace.com




2010 Bond Pluribus...$391.99
Only 1 bottle available

The 2010 Pluribus reveals classic notes of blueberry and mulberry fruit intermixed with hints of violets, incense and licorice. The striking aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, dense, supple-textured, multidimensional wine that should drink well for 25-30 years.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate


2010 Bond Vecina...$391.99

Only 1 bottle
Another wine flirting with perfection is the 2010 Vecina, the nearby neighbor of Harlan Estate on the western hills overlooking the Oakville Corridor, and further south, Yountville. A Graves-like effort, it displays notes of burning embers, scorched earth, creme de cassis, and charcoal. Primordial, dense, rich, full-bodied, masculine and backward, this is another example of a wine built for half a century of cellaring. Forget it for 7-10 years and watch the pleasure unfold thereafter.
Rated 99/100 The Wine Advocate


2010 Bond Quella....SOLD OUT
The 2010 Quella is a candidate for perfection. From the lower foothills of Pritchard Hill, it offers up notes of charcoal, graphite, espresso and copious quantities of blueberry and black raspberry liqueur, along with distinctive minerality, a full-bodied mouthfeel, moderately high tannins, gorgeous richness and a long, moderately tannic finish. Forget it for five years and drink it over the following three decades.
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 97/100 James Suckling

2010 Bond St. Eden...
SOLD OUT

From the valley floor, the 2010 St. Eden exhibits copious notes of creme de cassis, loamy, dusty soil undertones, forest floor, toasty oak and plenty of sweet tannin in its full-bodied, massive personality. Again, these wines are not meant for near-term gratification, so 5-6 years of cellaring is warranted. This is another 30-year wine from Bond.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

Glenlivet 18 Year Old - on sale!




Super Sale!
Glenlivet 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch...$69.99
price good through December 31, 2014Character: The balanced and elegant one
Colour: Old gold with apricot hues Nose: Rich fruit aromas and toffee notes
Palate: Wonderfully balanced, with bursts of sweet oranges
Finish: Long, with spice and moist raisin notes

Craft facts
The rich palate of the 18 Year Old is the result of a combination of several different cask types.
The Glenlivet Master Distiller Alan Winchester has a wealth of quality casks to choose from when creating this complex expression, with American and European Oak, first and second fill, all playing their parts.
European Oak imparts spicy hints and brings additional complexity.
First-fill American Oak adds tropical fruitiness.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

TWCP Barrel of Four Roses BARREL STRENGTH!


We just bought our own barrel of Four Roses at BARREL STRENGTH.  This is the only way you can get this rare barrel strength Bourbon.  We have 156 bottles of this wonderful Bourbon.  (The same recipe used for the 2011 Small Batch Limited Edition!)
Four Roses Single Barrel – Barrel Strength
From time to time, a limited number of exceptionally smooth and complex barrels from any or all of our 10 Bourbon recipes present themselves to our Master Distiller. Each barrel is aged between 8 and 10 years. We then invite our retailers to a private tasting and selection of their favorite barrels. Once chosen, each selection is bottled and private labeled as a non-chill filtered Single Barrel at Barrel Strength in limited quantities of approximately 200-230 bottles.

In stock at all locations - less than 36 bottles left


Our own barrel!
Four Roses / TWCP Single Barrel BARREL STRENGTH....$63.99
Yield: only 156 bottles
Age: 9 Years 10 months
ABV: 58.5%
Warehouse: HE
Barrel No. 24-3P

Recipe: OESK
  • Four Roses Distillery
  • 75% Corn mashbill
  • Straight Whiskey
  • Spicy, Full Body.
  • This is the recipe that was used for 2011 Limited Edition Four Roses Small Batch

Hundred Acre Ark - 98+ points from Robert Parker





2010 Hundred Acre Howell Mountain Ark Vineyard...$389.99
"From the Howell Mountain Ark Vineyard (usually 1,300 to 1,400 cases produced in a normal year), the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Ark Vineyard could be a candidate for perfection when it hits full maturity in 7-8 years. However, I wouldn’t hesitate to drink it now given the sweetness of the tannin and the abundance of the ripe, concentrated, delicious fruit. The nose exhibits classic aromas of mulberries, graphite, licorice, forest floor, black currants and blackberries. This is a broad, full throttle, multilevel, sensational wine."
Rated 98+/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Store Hours 2013 Holiday Season!

All four locations!

Sat    - December 20 - 9am-7pm
Sun   - December 21 - Closed
Mon  - December 22 - 9am-7pm
Tues - December 23- 9am-7pm
Wed  - December 24 - 9am-4pm
Thur - December 25 - Closed Christmas Day
Fri     - December 26 - 9am-7pm
Sat    - December 27- 9am-7pm

Walter Hansel new releases....great wines, great scores!

In stock now at Forsyth!





2012 Walter Hansel Chardonnay Cuvee Alyce...$39.99
Named after Stephen Hansel’s mother, the 2012 Chardonnay Cuvee Alyce receives the same oak treatment, but is a selection from a field blend of Hyde, Old Wente and 95 clonal material. Yields were modest due to tiny berries and clusters. A stunning perfume of white currants, quince, peach marmalade and mango is followed by a full-bodied, multi-dimensional, ripe, well-delineated Chardonnay with good acidity, subtle oak and a long, 35-second finish. Drink this beauty over the next 7-8 years.
Rated 95/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate


2012 Walter Hansel Chardonnay Meadows...$31.99
The least expensive Chardonnay (and it’s a heck of a value) is the 2012 Chardonnay The Meadows. Made entirely from the Hanzell clone of Chardonnay planted in sandy Goldridge soils, it sees about 40% new oak, goes through full malolactic, and is stirred on its lees. A Corton-Charlemagne look-alike (at a fraction of the price), it offers copious notes of tangerine oil, caramelized citrus, lemon rind, white peach and a stony character. The oak is kept to a minimum in this medium to full-bodied, delicious, pure Chardonnay. Enjoy it over the next 3-4 years.
Rated 92/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate


2012 Walter Hansel Pinot Noir North Slope....$39.99
The 2012 Pinot Noir North Slope is made from Dijon clone 115. Beautiful black currant and black cherry fruit aromas along with subtle wood spice in the background soar from this rich, full Pinot. It seems to be even more intense than the Three Rows. Drink this beauty over the next decade.
Rated 92-94/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2012 Walter Hansel Estate Pinot Noir $36.99
The 2012 Pinot Noir Russian River possesses pretty strawberry and cherry notes along with crisp acidity and an exuberant, fresh, medium-bodied personality with excellent concentration and ripeness. It should drink nicely for 5-6 years.
Rated 90-92/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Friday, December 19, 2014

2nd Shift Art of Neurosis







New Batch
2nd Shift Art of Neurosis IPA....$7.49 / 750ml
AON is an Ipa that has everything you could want in one, if what you want is a hop sandwich. It's a 7.7% Simcoe and Columbus delight.
67 IBU

4 Hands Sugar and Spice

More in stock and online now






4 Hands Sugar and Spice..$6.49
Sugar and Spice is a winter warmer inspired by the Fruit Cake. Brewed with a variety of caramel malts, fruit, and baking spices this Ale is a perfect compliment to the holiday season.


93 Point Black Slate!

Consistently one of the best Priorat's every year!  One of our favorites and the new one does not disappoint!!




2012 Mas d'en Compte Black Slate Porrera...$19.99
From one of Priorat’s coolest micro-climates, this 2012 Black Slate is composed of 60% old vine Grenache (60+ years) and 40% old Carignan (80 years), and aged 12 months in concrete tanks, old wood foudres, and two-year-old barrels. It reveals lots of licorice, crushed wet rock, sweet blueberry and black raspberry fruit characteristics along with a full-bodied, moderately tannic mouthfeel. The tannins are sweet and well-integrated, and the wine is drinking beautifully already. For a relatively expensive Spanish appellation, this is an outright steal! Consume it over the next 3-6 years.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

Great Divide Peach Grand Cru






Great Divide Peach Grand Cru....$18.99
PEACH GRAND CRU: OUR EXTENSION OF PEACH SEASON
We’re thrilled to announce our newest limited release beer, Peach Grand Cru! Brewed with fruit picked at the peak of ripeness, this strong Belgian-style ale marries two of our home state’s well known offerings: great beer and fresh Palisade peaches.

The small, Western Slope town of Palisade is a household name throughout Colorado for its highly-anticipated seasonal peach crop. To brew Peach Grand Cru, our brewers sourced organic peaches from Palisade’s Rancho Durazno, a farm owned by longtime family friends of our Founder and President Brian Dunn.

First brewed as a single 7-barrel pilot batch in 2012, Peach Grand Cru is a true small batch success story. With its powerful fresh peach aroma and complementary Belgian yeast character, visitors to the Tap Room reveled in the beer’s ability to extend peach season beyond summer’s end. Overwhelming demand for the beer inspired the brewery to immediately start planning for a larger batch for 2013’s harvest season. A larger batch, however, was no easy feat, as over 1600 pounds of peaches are used to brew one 50-barrel batch!

Packaged in large format bottles with a hearty 12% alcohol by volume, Peach Grand Cru is meant to be shared with friends and paired with great foods. Among the many food pairing possibilities, we recommend stuffed mushrooms, smoked chicken quarters, roasted baby artichokes, buttermilk blue cheese, and, of course, grilled peaches with vanilla ice cream.


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Sweet Sophie Maple Syrup aged in Four Roses Barrel


Make sure you grab some of this decadent syrup for the holidays or holiday gifts!
Perfect for Hostess gifts and great to give to your children's teachers!

The Wine and Cheese Place 
Sweet Sophie Batch #4 
"Four Roses Barrel Edition"

Sweet Sophie Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup...$14.99 / 250ml 
100% Organic Pure Vermont Maple Syrup 
Aged for over 2 months in a Four Roses Bourbon Barrel

Serving suggestions: as a glaze for salmon, turkey, pork or bacon, as a sweetener for coffee, oatmeal, granola or yogurt, pour over ice cream and bananas, make exotic cocktails and of course on pancakes and waffles.  
The possibilities are endless.


 This batch yielded 682 bottles.  



Hibiki 12 year old -- limited

Back in stock!



Suntory Hibiki Whisky 12 year old....$57.99 / 750ml
Malt whiskies matured 12 years or longer are perfectly matched with mellow grain whiskies of the same age to create this HIBIKI offering. Also included is some whisky from casks formerly used in long-term aging of Japanese plum liqueur, which helps bring out the sweet floral notes on the nose and palate that Suntory whisky is known for. Adding venerable malt aged more than 30 years further brings out the bouquet and adds body to the palate. At a turning point marking the 20th anniversary of HIBIKI, this new offering brings together all of Suntory's whisky making expertise and blending craftsmanship for whisky enthusiasts around the world.


Tasting Notes


Brilliant amber in color. A fruity bouquet, followed by sweet honey and custard cream. On the palate, a soft and mellow sweetness makes this a whisky one can also enjoy straight. A long finish, with subtle tartness and a spicy bouquet.

Local Option Walk ov Shame





Local Option Walk Ov Shame....$7.99 / pint
"This Saison is brewed with only the finest ingredients of malt, hops, yeast, water, time, and temperature. 5.8% ABV" - label

Mephistopheles Stout finally back!

New batch is finally here...


Batch #10 - Dec 2014

Avery Mephistopheles Stout...$7.99 / 12oz
Beer Style: Stout
Hop Variety: Magnum, Styrian Goldings
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, black malt, roasted barley,Belgian special B, aromatic
OG: 1.145 ABV: 17.1% IBUs: 107

Color: Coal Black


Mephistopheles is the crafty shape shifter, the second fallen angel. Amazingly complex, coal black, velvety and liqueurish, this demon has a bouquet of vine-ripened grapes, anise and chocolate covered cherries with flavors of rum-soaked caramelized dark fruits and a double espresso finish. IBU's 107.
Mephistopheles is the final installment of “The Demons of Ale” series.


Avery Tweak

Avery Tweak....$11.99 / 12oz


Limit 2 per person
Stout with coffee added aged in Bourbon Barrels

We are stopping online reservations now - just a few bottles left.  In store only now.

Rock Hill has about 18 bottles left in stock now!  Available at the store

Jasot 2012 GRAND CRU - very limited and rare!




2012 Jadot Le Musigny Grand Cru...$699.99 
(3 blts in stock now)
The 2012 Musigny Grand Cru is utterly beguiling on the nose: beautifully composed and refined with scents of blackberry and boysenberry fruit, forest floor and pressed flowers. The palate is supremely well balanced with perfect acidity slicing through the sophisticated dark berry fruit interlaced with spice and minerals. There is an effortless quality here that is totally captivating and it probably represents the apogee of Louis Jadot’s mammoth portfolio this year.

Rated 97-99/100 The Wine Advocate
2012 Jadot Chambertin Clos De Beze Grand Cru...$399.99 
(3btls in stock now)
The 2012 Musigny Grand Cru is utterly beguiling on the nose: beautifully composed and refined with scents of blackberry and boysenberry fruit, forest floor and pressed flowers. The palate is supremely well balanced with perfect acidity slicing through the sophisticated dark berry fruit interlaced with spice and minerals. There is an effortless quality here that is totally captivating and it probably represents the apogee of Louis Jadot’s mammoth portfolio this year. 
Rated 95-97/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 95-98/100 Tanzer

New Perennial Vermilion is here







Perennial Vermilion English Style Barleywine...$11.99 / 750ml


A big, rich English style Barleywine that, as its name suggests, has tints of ruby around the edges of its brown body, with a toffee, caramel, toasted pecan sweetness that is kept in balance with a smooth, alcohol warmth, and slightly fruity American hop note. This will be perfect around the fire, with a cigar, with a rich meal, or just while cozying up and relaxing with family and friends this season. It may be enjoyed right away, or allowed to age in the bottle. Vertical tastings are encouraged.ABV: 10% | IBU: 60

Stunning Tasting tonight!

Forsyth tasting tonight!
Friday, December 19th from 4-6pm

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


  • Founders Dark Rye
  • Le Coq Imperial Russian Stout
  • Alvinne Gaspar
  • Anchorage Whiteout Wit
  • Nogne Imperial Rye Porter
  • Still 630 Rally Point Rye
  • Still 630 Maple Sunset
  • Still 630 White Dog
  • Rieger Whiskey
  • Bone Snapper Rye
  • Clyde and May Alabama Style Whiskey
  • Fords Gin
  • Bone Dry Gin
  • Breaker Bourbon
  • Cardinal Sin Vodka 
  • Cardinal Sin Starka


Thursday, December 18, 2014

North Peak Berserker Imperial Stout


North Peak Berserker Imperial Stout....$11.99 / 4pk
ABV: 10.2% IBUS: 69.9
Go Berserker and let this rich, thick and dark Imperial Winter Stout penetrate you with it's dark color and intense aroma of black currants, roasted coffee and hint of Cacao. This strong beer is 10.2% alcohol by volume but is very balanced and ready to be sipped in front of your fire on a frigid winter night.

Avery PumpKYn

We got another case at Forsyth!
Not sure why we keep getting more, but I am not complaining.  
Another case arrived.



Avery PumpKYn....$11.99 / 12oz


Porter brewed with Pumpkin and Spices Aged in Bourbon Barrels.

Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans

In stock at Forsyth 


Stone Brewing Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean...$7.49 / 22oz
In 2006, almost exactly 10 years after we first released Stone Smoked Porter, Stone Small Batch Brewer Laura Ulrich had a brilliant idea: What if she added whole Madagascar vanilla beans to a small batch of the finished beer? And voilá, Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean was born! It was an instant hit, as the resulting flavor combinations - rich vanilla melding with the malty, chocolatey, coffee-like characteristics of the beer-were practically made for each other. Originally available only as an occasional growler fill or on tap all-too-briefly at special events or in our restaurant, this exquisite creation was released in a single bottle run for the first time in 2012, much to the delight of its many fans... who instantly began clamoring for more. Your voices have been heard.

Founders Black Rye - NEW!

In stock now at Forsyth!



Founders Black Rye...$9.99 / 4pk
We’ve reached into the vault and pulled out a cult classic from years ago. Before Black IPAs were all the rage, we made a dry-hopped dark ale with copious amounts of rye malt. Black Rye is a perfectly balanced blend of German- and American-grown hops, premium 2-row barley and heavily kilned rye and wheat malts. As with many of our offerings, there’s no style category that can contain this beer. It’s an original.
ABV: 7.5%
IBUs: 78

Founders Imperial Stout

In stock now at Forsyth


Founders Imperial Stout...$10.99 / 4pk
Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley, this stout is smooth as silk, yet complex and rich in body. Serve this guy at cellar temperature. Put another log on the fire, sit back, and enjoy the friendship of this ultimate winter warmer.
ABV: 10.5%
IBUs: 90

93 point Pinot Noir!





2013 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Las Alturas Vineyard....$39.99
Sourced from one of the highest plantable sites in the Santa Lucia Highlands, the depth of flavor here is notable and impressive. Red and black fruits, lavender and cocoa powder dance across the palate atop a rich, creamy texture."
Rated 93/100The Wine Spectator

Port Tasting Tonight at Rock Hill

Port Tasting at Rock Hill Tonight!
Thursday, December 18 from 4:30-6:30pm



The Wine and Cheese Place
9755 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, MO 63119
(314) 962-8150
Open house, no reservations, just show up and bring your friends.


Taste:
  • Dow's Fine Ruby Port
  • Dow's 10yr Tawny Port
  • Dow's 20Yr Tawny Port
  • Fonseca Bin 27 Port
  • Taylor Fladgate 10yr Tawny Port
  • Taylor Fladgate 20yr Tawny Port

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Evil Twin Turkish Delight!



Evil Twin Turkish Delight....$9.49 / 22oz
A beloved delicacy from the Near East to others a symbol of evil temptation that leads Edmund to betray his family in a cherished novel for children. Whatever the association we’ve crafted a timeless and very tempting treat with bittersweet notes of cardamom, coffee and Arabian nights. Perhaps enjoy this beer in a magically food and beverage triangle on Metropolitan Ave in Brooklyn. Wherever you are this beer is made delightfully good and deceivingly well balanced just for you.

Style: Brown Ale
Brewed: Westbrook Brewing Co, SC
ABV: 6

Evil Twin goodies...



Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail Single Simcoe Hop Edition...$6.99 / 22oz
Despite the crudeness it is tricky to make an effective Molotov cocktail.  Despite the unruly nature of the rebel it is very tricky to resist accepted conventions.  Molotov Cocktail is a tour de force in rebellious hoppiness, it's a spark for action and by far one of the most anti-authoritative beers ever made by Evil Twin Brewing.