Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Boulevard SMOKESTACK Arrives in STL.

After a long wait and a lot of requests...we just received the Boulevard Smokestack series at our Rock Hill and Forsyth store.






The Sixth Glass...$8.49 -- 25oz
Quadrupel Belgian Style Ale

Long Strange Tripel..$8.49 -- 25oz
Belgian Tripel StyleAle


Double Wide I.PA....$8.49 -- 25oz
Double India Pale Ale

Saison....$8.49 -- 25oz
Bottle Conditioned French style ale.

more info at
http://www.boulevard.com/smokestack/

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

La Grande Blanche - A must try!



La Grande Blanche Imperial White Ale


"Beautiful hazy golden color capped by bright white foam. Floral and tropical fruit aromas followed by a soft wheaty palette. Finishes with a hint of hop and coriander spice notes. A bit more body than many Belgian Wits, but still stylish and refreshing. 96 points - World Beer Championships." -- Importer

Sunday, April 27, 2008

TWCP online wines

Check out these great prices online!

Hot wines available online
at www.wineandcheeseplace.com Link

Click on the items to read more

Alban Vineyards Patrina - 93 Wine Advocate



Heitz Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard 2004 (750ml) Rated 93/100 Wine Spectator

Heitz Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard 2005 (750ml) Rated 93/100 Wine Spectator


Dunn Cabernet Howell Mountain 2003 (750ml) Rated 95/100 Robert Parker


Pedestal Long Shadows 2009 (750ml) Wine Spectator 95 Points

Beer Fest 2008 -- A big hit!!!!


Thanks everyone for attending, it was a great success.

We will have a 2009 version for sure!!


The big sellers were - Southern Tier Un*Earthly, Left Hand Milk Stout, DeProef La Grande Blanche, Kasteel Rouge, and Rochefort 8.

A lot of positive responses to the preview beers...
Smokestack, Ommegang Witte, Avery Samaels, Avery Czar, Avery Twelve Saison and even Bud Lime.

A few other surprises showed up....
New Belgium brought some La Follie.
Grey Eagle brought Bud Lime.
Ray Hill even showed up to sample his beer.

Let us know if you have any suggestions about this event.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Woodford Kentucky Derby Edition

Secretariat 35th Anniversary Artwork
Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby....$34.99 / liter
Collectors edtion -- 35th Anniversary of Secretariat Winning.

"Internationally acclaimed artist LeRoy Neiman has created a dynamic image to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the great Secretariat winning the 99th Kentucky Derby on May 5,1973.

Neiman's vibrant portrayal captures the speed, beauty and grace of Secretariat and jockey Ron Turcotte as they near the finish line beneath the legendary Twin Spires of Churchill Downs. Secretariat's brilliant final time of 1:59 2/5 for the 99th Run for the Roses established a track record that still stands today.

"Secretariat, the big red super horse, electrified all of racing in 1973. As no other, he captured the public's fancy, to become one of the twentieth century's most glamomrous athletes," says Neiman.

Neiman's 35th Anniversary Commemorative Prints are available in three editions, all measuring 18x24". The Offical Edition Poster retails for $40.00. An Artist Signed Edition personally signed by LeRoy Neiman is $125.00, and a Triple Signed Foil Stamped Edition personally signed by Neiman, owner Penny Chenery and jockey Ron Turcotte is available for $250.00.

A percentage of the proceeds of the art sales of these commemorative editions will be donated to The Secretariat Foundation. The mission of The Secretariat Foundation is to assist and support various equine charities and causes within the throroughbred racing community." -- Woodford

If you are interested in buying the artwork, go to
http://www.cobaltart.com/se35an.html

New Beers in stock!

Our beer selection has increased to over 700 beers--

Just arrived at our Fosyth Location--
Buffalo Bill Orange Blossom
Sierra Nevada Summer
Ayinger Brau Weisse
Butte Creek IPA
Butte Creek Pilsner
Oude Beersel Kriek
Radeberger Pilsner
Sleeman IPA
Harviestoun Old Engine Oil
Harviestoun Bitter Twisted
Dark Island...

Walter Hansel - Great Chardonnay!

In stock now...
2005 Walter Hansel Chardonnay North Slope....$29.99
"The last releases of Chardonnays from the brilliant 2005 vintage for this varietal include the 2005 Chardonnay The North Slope Vineyard. Burgundian notes of hazelnut, brioche, white currants, and hints of peach and crushed rocks are impressive and intense. This is a full-bodied Chardonnay with crisp acidity that should age nicely for 5-6 years. It was aged in French cooperage (mostly Francois Freres and about 49% new oak).

A terrific source of sensational Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays made very much in the style of the wines proprietor Stephen Hansel loves the most, white and red Burgundies, this 80-acre estate continues to build on a brilliant track record of high quality wines offered to consumers at sensationally fair prices."
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

O'Fallon Pappy Van Winkle 23yr Old Smoked Porter

In Stock now!

O'Fallon's Pappy Van Winkle 23yr Barrel Aged Smoked Porter

$15.99 / 22oz bottle
Very Limited!

"THIS VERSION OF OUR WHISKEY BARREL SMOKED PORTER is really special. And that's saying a lot because we're pretty proud of the last two editions of our barrel-aged porter. In fact Jason and Todd Alstrom reviewed it in their August 2007 Beer Advocate, gave it an A- and called it "an incredibly complex and enjoyable brew -- big thumbs-up to O'Fallon. Great on its own, as a digestif or paired with some chocolate."

Anyway, this particular batch is extra special because of the oak barrels it was aged in. They showed up in the brewery one day last year, and Brian thought they were awfully old and dusty, nothing like those we'd acquired from the same source in Kentucky before. He called to question the senders and was shocked and awed to learn these particular kegs had stored "Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve" 23-year-old bourbon, one of the most highly acclaimed bourbons in history! Brian figures those barrels were first filled with bourbon when he was in about the second grade -- where were you in 1984?

So we filled up the barrels and did our usual aging routine, carefully adjusting the storage temperature to let the beer work in and out of the wood of these special charred oak barrels. Of course the brewers had to taste it every now and then as it aged (of course!) and, over time, the flavors of the bourbon began to blend with the beer. It soon became clear this Pappy Van Winkle version of our Whisky Barrel Smoked Porter was going to be a rare treat." -- Derek, O'Fallon Brewery

Sunday, April 20, 2008

New Beer Glass


Budweiser has just released a new glass with an etched bottom.
What does this do?
The carbonation attaches to the edges of the etching and then they continuously release. This keeps a steady stream of bubbles going to the top of the glass which constantly releases the aroma to enhance the total beer experience. We have the glasses in stock for only $1.99 each.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Southern Tier Brewery


Southern Tier from New York
GREAT BEERS!
In stock now!!
Imperial Extra Pale Ale Hoppe
Imperial Red Ale Big Red
Belgian Style Tripel
Imperial Uber Sun
Imperial IPA Un*earthly



The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105
314-727-8788

Great Bordeaux


2005 Château Bellevue Cuvée Vieilles Vignes
This is a great new 2005 Bordeaux that was made by the former winemaker at Cheval Blanc and it was aged in used Haut Brion barrels!! Those two wines in the 2005 vintage sell for over $900 a bottle. Even though this is not a first growth, it is an amazing blend of 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is worth a case in your cellar to enjoy now and over the next 10 years.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Left Hand -- Fresh Beer!

Left Hand Polestar Pilsner
We just received a shipment of the Polestar Pilsner -- it was bottled on 04/09/08!

There is nothing like fresh beer!!



"A brilliant, refreshing lager; hand-crafted using traditional methods & ingredients. A zesty, German-style pilsner with a dray, crisp finish. The hardest beer we make - there's nowhere to hide!"
-- Left Hand



"One of the best and most drinkable lagers brewed in the US today."
-- Beer Advocate Magazine July 2007

Friday, April 11, 2008

Patron Tequila


Rare tequila from Patron -- click to read more.

Gran Patron Burdeos....$389.99
"Patrón Burdeos is a tequila matured in barrels made of a unique blend of American mountain oak and oaks from the different regions of France. The tequila is aged for 12 months, then distilled once again and racked in hand-selected Bordeaux barrels, adding the distinct fruity flavors of the finest Bordeaux wines." -- Patron
The Bottle--
"This masterpiece is packed in a velvet-lined wooden box made, hand crafted from a single piece of Black Walnut. The distinctive crystal bottle is adorned with the custom corkscrew and a crystal stopper."


Patron Gran Platinun.....$169.99

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Pink wines are arriving!


The warm weather is slowly arriving-- you know what that means--ROSE wines

Our 2007s are starting to arrive---

2007 Bargemone Rose...$15.99
Bargemone has been one of our best sellers over the past 8 years. This year seems to be a step up over last year. This wine comes from Provence, which is Rose country. It is a blend of equal parts of Grenache and Cinsault, with a touch of Syrah.

2007 Ch. Mourgues du Gres Fleur d'Eglantine Rose....$12.99
This Rose is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignane.

2007 Ch. Mourges de Gres Les Galets Rose...$13.99
This wine comes from the rocky soil similar to Chateanuef du Pape and is a blend of mostly Syrah with a touch of Grenache.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Beer Fest 2008

Our 2nd Annual Beer Fest is coming soon!
April 26, 2008 from 1-4pm at our Clayton Location
Open House format with BBQ

7435 Forsyth Blvd in Clayton--314-727-8788

We will taste over 70 beers.

Including the introduction of Boulevard Smokestack Series to STL
O'Fallon Oak Aged Porter
Bell's Beers
Avery
Left Hand
New Belgium
Schlalfy
and many many more....

Please join us...let me know any questions you might have.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Highly sought after wines...

In stock now...
Silver Oak Alexander Valley
Silver Oak Napa Valley
Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon
Jordan Chardonnay
Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon
Cakebread Chardonnay


We get so many requests for these throughout the year, now is the time to get them. They will not be here in Oct/Nov/Dec.