Monday, June 30, 2008

Mikkeller -- Denmark


This is the next beer available to us from Mikkeller...

Stateside IPA...$8.49
"An india pale ale brewed with: water, malt (pilsner, munich and caramunic), flaked oats, hops (chinook, cascade and amarillo) and ale yeast. A love of American microbrews is the inspiration behind this IPA, brewed with generous amounts of aromatic, American hops, which provide the significant freshness and bitterness with lots of citrus notes. The taste sensations are nicely balanced by the sweetness from the caramel malt." -- importer

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Mikkeller

Brasserie de la Senne -- Belgium



We already had in stock the Stouterik and Zinnebir.

Just arrived...
Taras Boulba....$10.99 / 25oz.
"Wow. This is quickly becoming one of our favorite beers here at Shelton Bros. This is the perfect session beer -- loaded with complex yeast flavors, hopped to perfection, and as drinkable as any beer you've ever tried. At 4.5% alcohol, it's built for drinkability -- we suggest buying it by the case.
You're no doubt wondering where the name comes from and what the hell the foreign text says. It's all been explained to us by the brewers, but we're still not entirely clear about it. What we can understand is that a young Flemish man has gone and married a French-speaking Wallonian girl, and his father, Taras Boulba, is very angry. (Smeirlap means 'fool' in a bizarre local dialect, which combines Flemish and French, somehow.)
This is all a bastardization of the original story by Gogol, whose protagonist was Russian, a Protestant. His son marries a Polish girl, a Catholic, during the religious war between the two countries in the 1600's, and the Russian father simply kills his son to eliminate the shame.
The label says this is 'just the beginning of the story,' so surely the brewers have something else up their sleeves. We can't wait.
Can you just trust me on this one? This beer rocks. Hard." - importer


Stouterik Stout

"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, choclatey flavors, and like all De La Seene beers, this one is hopped to the max for drinkability." -- importer

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Hitachino Nest Ales

Hitachino (translates as abundant forest) is one of the best craft breweries in Japan. Their award winning beers are modeled after classic Belgian ales. They started producing Sake way back in 1823 and started brewing beer in 1996.

Hitachino Nest XH Matured in Sake Casks -- Belgian Brown Ale

Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout -- Espresso Stout

Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale -- Eisbock

Hitachino Nest Ginger Brew -- Ginger Ale

Hitachino Nest Classic Ale -- Japanese IPA

Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale -- Red Rice Ale

Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout -- Sweet Lacto Stout

Hitachino Nest Weizen -- Hefe Weizen

Hitachino Nest White Ale -- Belgian White Ale
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We carry all of these beers in 11 oz. bottles and some in the 25 oz. bottles.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Health Benefits of Nuts

Info taken from naturalnews.com


"Eating nuts five or more times a week reduces your risk of heart attack by a whopping 60%. And in addition to this stunning statistic, research shows that people who eat more nuts are generally thinner. They also have lower levels of LDL cholesterol and better bones. A new study even links eating nuts to a lower risk for cancer and inflammation.


Latest research results

In a study reported in the March, 2008 edition of the journal Blood, researchers hypothesized that NB-kappaB deactivation in cellular responses may be the result of anacardic acid found in cashew nuts. They found that anacardic acid potentiated the apoptosis induced by cytokine and chemotherapeutic agents, which correlated with the down-regulation of various gene products that mediate cell proliferation, invasion, and angiogenesis, all known to be regulated by the NF-kappaB. They concluded that anacardic acid has a role in preventing and treating cancer through modulation of these signaling pathways.



Many studies have documented the benefits of nuts

The 1990’s Adventist Health Study of a large population of California Seventh Day Adventists found that in addition to reducing the risk of heart attack by up to 60%, eating nuts was one of the four top factors for extending longevity. The beneficial effects were found for men, women, vegetarians, meat-eaters, fatter people, thinner people, the old, the young, those who exercise and those who don’t.Four other large studies have since confirmed that eating nuts confers cardiac benefits and reduces risks of developing diabetes, dementia, advanced macular degeneration, gallstones and stroke. Calculations suggest that daily nut eaters gain an extra five to six years of life free of coronary disease, and an overall longevity increase of two years.The more frequently nuts are eaten the better, as benefits appear to increase with increased consumption. The risk of fatal coronary disease and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes both appear to decrease steadily as nut consumption increases to once or more per day.Nuts contain lots of fat, and many people are still operating under the food industry induced belief that fat makes you fat, so nuts are often shunned. But research does not support this conclusion. In the Nurses’ Health Study, the frequent nut consumers were actually a little thinner on average than those who almost never consumed nuts, and daily supplements of almonds or peanuts for six months resulted in little or no increase in body weight. Nuts apparently satisfy hunger and provide a wealth of nutrients, creating a feeling of satiety and comfort. This results in an overall lessening of food consumption.



Nuts are nutrient

Recent study shows that nuts have a fatty acid profile that favorably affects blood lipids and lipoproteins. They are low in saturated fat and high in unsaturated fatty acids in the form of the monounsaturates oleic and palmitoleic acids.Nuts also contain polyphenols, a type of antioxidant containing a polyphenolic substructure. These compounds are thought to be instrumental in oxidative stress, a causative factor for neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases.Nuts provide a good amount of magnesium, boron and zinc, so essential for bone health. They are an excellent source of the antioxidant mineral manganese. All nuts are a good source of the antioxidant vitamin E, folic acid, copper, and the amino acid arginine which is a precursor of human growth hormone. Some nuts contain tryptophan, a stimulator of serotonin in the brain that alleviates depression and boosts relaxation. Nuts are high in fiber and phytochemicals that protect against cancer and other chronic diseases.



Which nuts are best?

In the Adventist Study about 32 percent of the nuts eaten were peanuts, 29 percent were almonds, 16 percent walnuts, and 23 percent other types. The Nurses’ Study found that peanuts, which are really legumes, appeared to be just as effective in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease as tree nuts. Experiments where volunteers were fed nuts as part of their diet for several weeks have found that walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, pistachio nuts, and macadamia nuts all alter the composition of the blood in ways that would be expected to reduce coronary risk. Some nuts confer additional health benefits. Walnuts are high in heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Almonds are particularly nutritious, with 100 grams yielding 16.9 grams of protein. They also contain a good amount of vitamin B-17, known as laetrile, that many believe is nature’s most effective cancer cure. Brazil nuts are rich in selenium, and only three of them a day will provide you with an amount in excess of the recommended daily allowance in a highly bio-available form.

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We have the largest wine selection in St. Louis, Missouri. We have wine shops in Clayton, Rock Hill, Ballwin and Creve Coeur. We stock over 3000 wines and 900 beers. There are many wine merchants around the country, we hope you will give us a try. We get a lot of limited wines and bring them to you at the best prices.
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Many of our wines are limited and do not make it online -- feel free to email us with wines you are looking for as some of these go fast. You can get on a waiting list.
We carry on the great cult wines like Harlan, Bryant Family Vineyard

First Growth Bordeaux like Chateau Margaux Margaux 1st, Cheval Blanc 1st Growth, Chateau Haut Brion 1st Growth.

Other great California wines include Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon, Caymus Special Select, Silver Oak, Cakebread, Peter Michael (Pavots, Belle Cote, Mon Plaisir, Carriere), Jonata from the maker of Screaming Eagle, Shafer Hillside Select, Shafer Red Shoulder

Some great Rhone Wines include Mordoree Chateauneuf du Pape, Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape, Clos de Papes Chateauneuf du Pape, Milliere Chateauneuf du Pape, Vieux Donjon, Grand Veneur, Domaine Pegau Cuvee Laurence and Reserve



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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New Pinot Noir!!

2005 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad...$55.99
"Lithe in texture, with a distinctive range of red cherry, black cherry, cinnamon and mocha flavors that ride smoothly over a graceful frame, lingering nicely on the clear, expressive finish. Drink now through 2015. 6,500 cases made. —H.S."
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator
Limited!










2006 Bird Big Barrel Pinot Noir...$24.99

"Fermented and matured in a 900-liter barrel, the aptly entitled 2006 Big Barrel Pinot Noir is impressive with a beautifully defined, very natural red cherry, earth-tinged nose that you might find in Pommard, the palate light but very well-balanced with great poise and precision with raspberry leaf and wild strawberry on the supple finish. Drink over the next 5-6 years. Roseworthy-trained Steve Bird aka “Birdman” founded Thornbury Vineyards with his wife Caroline before setting out on his own adventure after buying the “Old Schoolhouse Vineyard” in Omaka Springs. This is a source of very natural, well-crafted wines from an experienced hand and certainly a name to watch out for in the future."
---Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate
(currently only at Forsyth)






New Beers in stock!


Mikkeller Jackie Brown...$9.49 / pint
"A brown ale brewed with: water, malt (pilsner, munich, crystal, brown, pale chocolate and chocolate), flaked oats, hops and ale yeast. Had it been Quentin Tarantinos heroine Jackie Brown, she would probably have said, »Shut your raggedy ass up,« and that would have been that. But this is Mikkellers Jackie Brown and it’s somewhat more mildly mannered. In fact this beautiful, brown beer’s characteristically, roasted malt taste nearly ends like chocolate on the tongue. And then it wouldn’t be a Mikkeller beer if it wasn’t well hopped. Here the green gold makes an otherwise dark beer surprisingly fresh and easy to drink." -- importer






Shmaltz Coney Island Albino Python...$4.69 / 22oz
"Lager Freaks and Beer Geeks. Reveals a most charming attraction: the sensual dance of provocative hops and spices entwined with a sumptuous and elegant malt body. Taste the rapture. Surrender to temptation. Seduce and be seduced." -- Shmaltz Brewing




Shmaltz Coney Island Sword Swallower...$4.69 / 22oz
"Lager Freaks and Beer Geeks. Unveils a stunning spectacle: the delicate balance of 8 hops gracefully thrust into the inner sanctum of 4 luscious malts astonishing in depth, dazzling in mouthfeel. A scintillating brewing performance." -- Shmaltz Brewing




Unibroue Sampler Pack...$16.99 / 8 pack

Includes 1 bottle each
Maudite
Ephemere
Trois Pistole
Don de Dieu
Blanche de Chambly
Chambly Noir
and 2 bottles of La Fin du Monde

Coming soon from Unibroue!!
We will receive some of the very limited and one time brew--
Unibroue's Quatre-Centième-- this beer will be brewed only once to Celebrate Québec City's 400th anniversary. It will be very limited!
Reserve your bottles -- call 314-727-8788

Monday, June 23, 2008

New Beer Department

New Beer Selection
We have remodeled the store at Rock Hill. We now stock over 460 beers with room to grow.

"I was over in the Rock Hill Wine and Cheese Place on Friday and was pleasantly surprised to see a whole new expanded beer selection now available. I emailed Paul to find out the details and he informed me that they added about 150 beers at Rock Hill to bring the total up to around 460. Not too shabby for a friendly neighborhood wine store. (Paul also let me know Clayton W&C is up to 720 beers in stock!)"
-- Mike Sweeney, http://www.stlhops.com/



check out the pictures on this great beer blog

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sulfites

Sulfites

Many people travel to Europe and they notice that the wine bottles do not say "contain sulfites". They assume that the wines in Europe are different from the wines that are imported here or produced here. This is completely false, it is required by law in the United States to have on the label "contains sulfites". It is the exact same bottle of wine you see in Europe, but the labeling laws are different.

Even though some people are allergic to sulfites and get headaches when exposed to wine, we have found that more people are allergic to some aspect of the oak treatment. European wines tend to use less new oak and as a result will give you less chance of a headache. We have many customers that have switched to unoaked wines and have not had a problem with headaches.
(This is just an observation, so consult your doctor if you are allergic to sulfites.)

Sulfite facts:

Organic wines are not sulfite free, they have no added sulfites.
ALL wines have sulfites - French, California, Italian, Spanish....
Sufites occur naturally in wine, some will add sulfites as a preservative.
Almost all fruit has natural sulfites
Your body produces 1000 mg of sulfites everyday. **
There are about 10 mg of sulfites in a glass of wine **
** Taken from UC Davis.

Feel free to comment if you have noticed that unoaked wines do not give you a headache.


Saturday, June 21, 2008

Orkney Brewery

Dark Island
"Dark Island, Is a traditional Orkney Beer from the brewer of SkullSplitter. It is a dark and mysterious beer with a uniquely distinctive taste. Dark Island is a ruby port wine color and has been described as having a distinctly chocolate, nutty malt taste. Dark Island, unlike SkullSplitter is only 4.6% ABV. The Dark Island label depicts the mysterious Ring of Brogar which resides in the Orkney Islands and dates from about 2,000 B.C. It is a ring of 27 standing stones which are inscribed with runes and ogham. It is not known how or why it came to be there.
Many people have returned from Scotland after tasting Dark Island and were disappointed to learn it was not available here. Now’s your chance to experience why they have asked for it by name." -- Importer


Dragonhead Stout
"DRAGONHEAD STOUT is from the brewer of SkullSplitter.
It is truly a classic black stout, absolutely brimming over with roast malt flavours, yet balanced with a complex hop blend. It finishes with a smooth roasted aftertaste - an excellent example of a dry 'session' stout!

The Orkney Brewery
The
Orkney Brewery was founded in April 1988 by Roger and Irene White. It is housed in a Victorian Schoolhouse in the remote, but magical Island of Orkney off the tip of northern Scotland. In 1995 the Brewery was extended and new equipment introduced in order to meet the demand for the Brewery's line of beers.Roger White is a descendant of the renowned clan MacGregor.
Complements to Dragonhead Stout:DRAGONHEAD tastes delicious with any type of food but especially farmhouse cheese, oysters, a light supper, or pour one out to drink before bed." -- importer
Importer's website

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Kellerbier


What is Kellerbier?

Kellerbier translates as Cellar beer.

"Kellerbier or Zwickelbier (sometimes Zoigl(bier)) is an unfiltered beer, often a lager which is not clarified or pasterurised probably originated from Germany. In comparison with most of the today's beer sorts, this kind of beer contains more of its original yeast and more of the valuable nutritional substances. It is often served directly from the barrel or bottled. In Germany this beer is described by manufacturers as naturtrüb (naturally cloudy).
Originally Zwickelbier was a sample amount of beer taken by a brewery boss from the barrel with a help of a special pipe, so-called Zwickelhahn. Nowadays (2007) in Germany it is commercially available in big amounts, usually as a bottom-fermented, but often also as a top-fermented (Kellerweizen)." -- wikipedia.com


Kellerbiers in stock now.



Moosbacher Kellerbier...$2.99 pint




Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Perfect Wine 100/100


PERFECTION!!!


2005 Chateau Pavie
St. Emilion....$449.99 net


"I love the purity of fruit in this wine, with perfectly ripe blackberry, blueberry and raspberry on the nose. Complex and full-bodied, with hints of new oak and wonderfully polished tannins that caress the palate. Long, long finish. This is not the blockbuster it was from barrel, but rather a complete, balanced and gorgeous red. Best after 2015. 7,100 cases made. –JS"


---100/100 The Wine Spectator

---98/100 The Wine Advocate

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Great Value!


2006 Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz/Cabernet...$8.99
almost gone!


"The Cabernet and Shiraz blends begin with the 2006 Shiraz (70%) – Cabernet Sauvignon (22%) “Koonunga Hill”. Purple-colored, the wine offers meaty black currant, blackberry, and blueberry aromas. On the palate the wine exhibits remarkable focus and structure for its humble price. The fruit is grapy and primary as well as intensely flavored. It should evolve for several years and drink well through 2022 if not longer. It is a fantastic value."

---Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate


WOW-- what an amazing bargain!

Stock up on this wine!!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Achel Trappist Ale

Achel Trappist Ales
There are only 7 breweries allowed to carry the Trappist logo...

These criteria must be followed:
**The beer must be brewed within the walls of a Trappist abbey, by or under control of Trappist monks.
**The brewery, the choices of brewing, and the commercial orientations
must obviously depend on the monastic community.
**The economic purpose of the brewery must be directed toward assistance and not toward financial profit.
This association has a legal standing, and its logo gives to the consumer some information and guarantees about the produce.
(criteria from Wikipedia.com)

There are currently seven breweries that are allowed to have their products wear the Authentic Trappist Product logo:
Bières de Chimay
Brasserie d'Orval
Brasserie de Rochefort
Brouwerij Westmalle
Brouwerij de Achelse Kluis
Brouwerij de Koningshoeven
Brouwerij Westvleteren -- only available at the Brewery
(you can order it online at www.belgianshop.com, $$$)

We now have 6 of the 7 in stock.

Just Arrived!!
The smallest of the 7 breweries.
Brouwerij de Achelse Kluis

Achel 8° Blonde...$5.49 / 11oz
"A pale, strong, fruity, hoppy Trappist ale from Belgium's newest Abbey brewery. Achel 8° is hard to find even in Belgium; in the U.S. it will be the rarest of beers.
This blond, flavorful beer is a surprisingly refreshing brew at 8% alcohol by volume. It is lightly filtered, but still wholesomely hazy with yeast remaining in the bottle. For the moment, it shares the same label with the Achel Bruin beer, but can be differentiated by the cap – the Blonde has a white cap and the Bruin a gold cap."--importer


Achel Bruin...$$5.49 / 11oz
"This dark amber, flavorful beer is surprisingly refreshing at 8% alcohol by volume. It is lightly filtered, but still wholesomely hazy with yeast remaining in the bottle. The Monastery is designing new labels for this beer, but for the moment is can be differentiated from the lighter Achel 8º only by the bottle cap – the blonde has a white cap and the bruin has a gold cap. Both beers are fantastic, however, so don’t worry if you didn’t get what you expected.
Selected as one of the top 50 beers in the world by Men's Journal Magazinie, July 2005." - importer



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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Robert Kacher Burgundy





“One of the 20 most influential wine personalities of the past 20 years.”
-- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate




We are getting ready to place an order for Robert Kacher wines.
Here is an offering on some of his Burgundies.
All wines are listed at net Case Prices.
Notice that some cases are 6 bottles.
Orders must be full cases only.
This is just an offering, we will have to confirm availability with the importer.
Orders due by Monday June 15, 2009
To place an order call 314-727-8788 or


Domaine Bertrand Ambroise
"The domaine of Bertrand Ambroise was established in the late 18th century in the village of Primeaux-Prissey, just north of Nuits Saint-Georges. Today the estate has expanded to 42 acres which are worked diligently by Bertrand and his family. Bertrand produces some of the finest examples of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Burgundy. He often works with 10%-30% lower yields than are allowed. His genuine passion only to produce wines from absolutely ripe grapes demands a severe green harvest and an additional inspection or sorting of the fruit prior to fermentation. All of this detail work has created a worldwide demand for his wines. The style of Bertrand’s wines can be characterized as ripe, deeply extracted, full bodied wines. This Bourgogne bottling is vinified in stainless steel and shows crisp apple, pear flavors as well as classic mineral tones." -- Robert Kacher Selections
Case Price
$260 ---- 2006 Bourgone Blanc
$304 ---- 2007 Hautes Cotes Nuits Blanc
$374 ---- 2006 Ambroise St. Romain Blanc
$210 ---- 2007 Bourgogne Rouge
$326 ---- 2007 Cotes Nuits Villages
$426 ---- 2004 Nuits Saint Georges
$1000 -- 2006 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Rue Chaux
$1000 -- 2006 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Vaucrains
$1000 -- 2006 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Argilliere
$1455 -- 2006 Corton Rognets Grand Cru (93 WS)
$1750 -- 2006 Echezaux Grand Cru

Domaine Chauvenet-Chopin
"We first began working with the family Chopin in the 1987 vintage, with Daniel Chopin of Domaine Chopin-Groffier in Comblanchien. Daniel’s daughter soon married vigneron Hubert Chauvenet, forming the Domaine Chauvenet-Chopin. The two families combined their vineyard holdings, many of them planted with very old vines, with eight hectares from the Chopin side adding to the nine already owned by Chauvenet. Daniel continued to work along side and help his son-in-law until 1996, when he officially “retired”. Daniel is still helping out in the vineyards, but Hubert is now solely responsible for the winemaking. Continuing in the style of his father-in-law, Hubert is crafting classic wines with fine delicacy of fruit and rich complexity. The barrel regiment Hubert uses includes a little more new oak than before, but not too much. Roughly one-third new barrels are used for the Village and Premier Crus, and up to two-thirds for the Grand Cru. Always supple, opulent, seductive, and fruit-driven, the offerings from Chauvenet-Chopin are friendly, smile-inducing wines." -- Robert Kacher Selections
Case Price
$255 ---- 2006 Bourgogne Rouge
$330 ---- 2007 Cotes Nuits Villages
$440 ---- 2004 Nuits Saint Georges
$477 ---- 2004 Chambolle Musigny
$870 ---- 2006 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Thorey

Domaine Christophe Cordier
"Christophe Cordier is one of the hottest winemakers in Burgundy. The domaine is located in Fuissé and is renowned for making first class wines from fruit grown in only the best terroirs or sites. Christophe believes the work begins with low yields, hand harvesting only physiologically ripe fruit and intervening as little as possible. Harvest usually starts at the end of September and lasts through the middle of October. All of the wines made here are fermented in wood which allows for the sublime flavor integration. The wines found here all express intense and focused aromatics while concentrated, impeccably balanced rich, long flavors take over in the mouth. The wines from Pouilly Fuissé are often thought to rival and surpass many of the top level wines found in the Côte de Beaune and at a fraction of the price." -- Robert Kacher Selections
Case Price
$300 ---- 2006 Macon Blanc Bois d'Allier
$355 ---- 2005 Pouilly Fuisse
$420 ---- 2006 Pouilly Fuisse
$375 ---- 2006 St. Veran Vieilles Vignes

Domaine Jayer-Gilles
"Domaine Jayer-Gilles is run by the very talented Gilles Jayer who took over for his father Robert Jayer in 1998. The estate is collected around the world and very scarce. The total allocation for the United States of this wine is around 350 cases. Gilles take the same care for his Aligoté as he does for his more famous appellations. Most growers’ yields for Aligoté are around 3 tons per acre while Gilles prunes so severely that he never harvests more than 2.2 tons per acre. The astounding quality of this wine is proof of the commitment to quality of the entire estate. This wine expresses the full potential of the grape with well defined mineral and spicy orchard fruit and touches of creamy oak. The wine is bright and fresh and can be enjoyed with all foods the pair well with Chardonnay." -- Robert Kacher Selections
Case Price
$200 ---- 2004 Hautes cotes Beaune Blanc
$260 ---- 2006 Aligote
$535 ---- 2006 Hautes Cotes Beaune Rouge
$555 ---- 2006 Hautes Cotes Nuits Rouge
$735 ---- 2006 Cotes Nuits Villages
$2795 -- 2006 Echezaux du Dessus (95/100 Wine Enthusiast)


Domaine Laleur Piot
"The Domaine Laleure-Piot has made its home for three centuries in the heart of the charming village of Pernand-Vergelesses, a small jewel of the Côte de Beaune region. Nowadays, it is run by Frédéric Laleure, who represents the fifth generation of the family. This Domaine extends over more than ten hectares and envelops fifteen different appellations, offering the complete palette of Pernand-Vergelesses, from the simple "Village" appellation to the famous "Grands Crus" and the best "Premiers Crus". The thirty year-old grapevines are the object of the most careful attentions to guarantee the Domaine a healthy harvest and well-concentrated juices. The grapes are all hand-picked and meticulously sorted. The red wines are heavily controlled during their vinification. After a lengthy cold maceration to extract fruit and freshness, the longer, steady fermentation begins, perfecting the work and revealing the deep colors of the wine. The wine is grown for 11 months in high-quality oak barrels originating from the forests of central France and the Nivernais region (of which 15% are new). “Les Champs Longs” is a small vineyard with soil made of clay and limestone. This deeply colored Chorey-les-Beaune offers red berries aromas. It is very fresh and long." -- Robert Kacher Selections
Case Price
$355 ---- 2005 Pernand Vergelesses Blanc
$510 ---- 2005 Pernand Vergelesses Blanc 1er Cru
$300 ---- 2005 Chorey les Beaune
$430 ---- 2006 Cotes Nuits Villages
$640 ---- 2005 Pernand Vergelesses Rouge 1er Cru
$1500 -- 2006 Corton Rognet Grand Cru
$1595 -- 2006 Corton Bressandes Grand Cru

Domaine Marc Morey
"Domaine Marc Morey is located in the heart of the Côte d’Or, in the center of the village of Chassagne-Montrachet. Although the Morey family name can be traced back for more than five generations in Chassagne, it was in the 1950’s that Marc Morey established this domaine. He constructed the original cave beneath the family’s 100 year-old home and began vinifying his own wines. His daughter Marie-Jo and her husband Bernard Mollard are the current proprietors. They now own almost 10 hectares of Villages, Premier and Grand Cru vineyards and have twice expanded the domaine and modernized the vinification equipment. Bernard and Marie-Jo’s daughter is studying oenology and has joined her parents to work the estate." -- Robert Kacher Selections
Case Price
$350 ---- 2006 Rully Blanc
$455 ---- 2006 Rully 1er Cru Rabource
$335 ---- 2004 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Vergers (6 bottle case)
$335 ---- 2007 Chassagne Montrachet Blanchot Dessous Blanc (6 bottle case)
$680 ---- 2006 St. Aubin 1er Cru Charmois
$1070 -- 2006 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Chenevotte
$1070 -- 2006 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Virondot
$1100 -- 2006 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Cailleret
$1100 -- 2006 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot
$460 ---- 2005 Chassagne Montrachet ROUGE


Domaine Denis Pommier
"Domaine Denis Pommier was established in 1990 with the inheritance of 2.5 hectares of established vines in Chablis and Chablis 1er Cru from his grandfather. Today the estate is 11 hectares large and includes Petit Chablis. Denis takes great care in the vineyards and farms using only natural products. In the winery he uses both stainless steel and barrel fermentation depending on the vineyard site. The Petite Chablis is fermented and matured in tank while the Chablis AOC has about 20% barrel fermentation and around 40% for the Beauroy and Côte de Léchet premier cru wines. The style of Pommier is very fresh with high toned aromatics and a rich, complete, plush mouth feel. Throughout the range the purity and elegance of Chablis is never lost, enjoy." -- Robert Kacher Selections
Case Price
$260 ---- 2006 Petit Chablis
$315 ---- 2006 Chablis Croix Aux Moines
$440 ---- 2006 Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Left Hand Rye Bock


Left Hand Rye Bock


"Opens with an initial tangy, sweet, dried cherry nose alongside the spicy tingle of the malted rye, and finishes long and savorable. The sweetness of the malt is nicely balanced by the tanginess of the rye malt, causing one to perceive "a loaf of bread in every bottle". Pairs with turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberries and creme brulee." -- Left Hand

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

BrewDog has arrived!




BrewDog Punk IPA
Post Modern Classic Pale Ale

"A beer of inherent contradiction. This heavy weight of the beer world is strikingly delicate with a white gold appearance. The light fruity aroma dominates the initial confrontation; lychee, kiwi and passionfruit all prevail with subtle nuances of cherry and strawberry. Don’t be fooled however by this smooth medium bodied ale. As it trickles down your throat as this wolf in sheep’s clothing begins to grow teeth. The bite comes as the bitterness builds and endures no matter how hard the malty sweetness of the alcohol tries to tame this ferocious beast. An exciting beer that will captivate with a whole body drinking experience. " -- BrewDog

BrewDog The Physics

Laid Back Amber Ale

"A historically accurate beer based on the recipe devised on the 8th of February 2007. Recreated using the finest coloured malts which provide the complex sweet malt character which initially arouses the senses. Like a fine cheese cake the biscuit base has a smooth and creamy layer that both satisfies and entices. Culminating with a delicate fruit topping of blackcurrant and tinges of citrus to refresh the participant, complimented fully by the crisp dry bitter finish." -- BrewDog

Paradox from BrewDog

Paradox in stock now!

Aged in scotch casks.


"We set about to unite two of Scotland proudest heritages and produce a product which combined all that was good about Scotland’s whisky producing history and our contemporary take on a traditional Scottish style of stout. The fact that we have developed this product in conjunction with Duncan Taylor Ltd of Huntly means we mature our beer in the casks that once housed some of the most prestigious whiskies available today. The distinct flavours of these whiskies is beautifully infused into the beer giving a unique and unrivalled experience for both beer and whisky lovers. Paradox is produced in very small batches and each batch is bottled in a unique numbered limited edition bottle." -- BrewDog

In stock NOW!!

Paradox 009 Ardbeg Stout
Paradox 005 Glen Moray Stout

Monday, June 2, 2008

BrewDog Brewery

Arriving June 3, 2008


BrewDog Brewery


"We are not a faceless corporate monstrosity. We have no mind numbing automatic production line. We are just two guys trying to make the best beer we can, and trying to make other people as passionate about fresh, natural, full flavour beers as we are. We have no multi-million advertising campaign trying to fool you into thinking drinking cheaply made bland beer will change your life. Perhaps you think multi-million pound advertising campaigns make beer taste better. We don't. We do not merely aspire to the proclaimed heady heights of conformity through neutrality and blandness. Quality ingredients are expensive, time consuming hand brewing methods are expensive, all the extra care required because we use no additives or preservatives is expensive. We don't care! Our goal is not to keep costs down, cut corners and then fool consumers into thinking this bland nonsense is actually good beer through an advertisement onslaught. Our goal is to make truly amazing fresh, natural beers and not to compromise on any level. Come and join us on a journey..." -- Brewdog

Here is what is do in....
BrewDog Punk IPA (660)
BrewDog The Physics (660)
Paradox 009 Ardbeg Stout (330)
Paradox 005 Glen Moray Stout (375)


"Our artisan brewery is commited to making the highest quality traditional hand crafted ales all with contemporary innovative twists. Our beers are all hand brewed in small batches with a variety of speciality Scottish malt and imported hops. We have a 10 Barrel or 1600L Brewhouse where half a ton of malt is used to make a 1600 litre batch. The malt is added to the hot water in the mash tun. The wort (unfermented beer) is then transferred to the kettle where is it boiled for 90 minutes. During the boil hops are added for bitterness and aroma. We have 8 Cylindro-Conical uni-tanks, imported from Italy. These tanks act as fermentation tanks where the yeast turns the sugars in the beer into alcohol. After the fermentation these tanks are also used to condition and mature the beer. All our beers then go through a two stage filtration process before arriving at our bottling machine. The beer is then lightly carbonated which allows the flavours to come through before being bottled, capped, labelled and packaged. We are sure you will have as much fun drinking them as we had making them for you!" -- BrewDog

check out http://www.brewdog.com/