Thursday, May 31, 2012

94 Point La Jota!



2009 La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon....$48.59 net
"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon comes across as gorgeous and round in its expressive dark red and black fruit, earthiness, menthol, spices and graphite. The firm Howell Mountain tannins are there, but the presence of Merlot (12%) helps to soften the wine. This is a gorgeous showing from La Jota and winemaker Chris Carpenter. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024."
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

New Italian Collesi Imper Ales

Italian Craft Beers...





Tenute Collesi Imper Ale Bionda "Blonde"...$8.99 / pint 
"Aromas of pastry dough, white chocolate, and toasted macadamia nuts with a pillowy medium-to-full body and a crisp sweet citrus, and grassy herbal hop finish. A very appealing food beer reminiscent of a wheat ale." -- Beverage Tasting Institute Silver Medal


Tenute Collese Imper Ale Chiara "Clear"...$8.99 / pint
Hazy yellow color. Interesting aromas of banana pudding, honeyed peach and wheat cracker with a crisp, frothy, dryyet-fruity medium body and tangy, kiwi, grain, and mineral kissed finish. A very nice food
beer. " -- Beverage Tasting Institute Silver Medal 


Tenute CollesiImper Ale Ambrata "Amber"...$8.99 / pint
"Hazy copper color. Aromas of warm caramel drizzled dried fruits and chocolate rice bar with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp lemon curd, wafer, and apricot jam on buttered rye toast accented finish." -- Beverage Tasting Institute Silver Medal

Tenute CollesiImper Ale Rossa "Red"...$8.99 / pint
Deep hazy copper color. Aromas of toffee and honeyed figs with a frothy dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth peach cobbler, apple, wafer, and leafy greens accented finish. Will work great at the table with roasted meats." -- Beverage Tasting Institute Gold Medal


Tenute CollesiImper Ale Nera "Black" Stout...$8.99 / pint
"Cloudy medium brown color with tan head. Creamy milk chocolate and honeyed pistachio nougat aromas with a round, dryish medium body and a lingering tangy currant toast and cocoa finish." -- Beverage Tasting Institute Silver Medal


Tenute Collesi Imper Ale Triplo Malto "Triple Malt"
"Blond unpasteurized top-fermented. Natural fermentation in the bottle creates a dense and lasting head with a very fine texture. A finely balanced flavour, well structured and harmonious, with fragrant aromas and hints of freshly picked yellow fruits. Very intense in the mouth, with traces of peach and apricot that persist pleasantly on the palate." - label

Blue Moon Vintage Ale 2012

In stock at Forsyth now and online



Blue Moon Vintage Blonde Ale 2012....$7.49 / 750ml
"From our Reserve Collection comes our limited edition Vintage Blonde Ale.  Winning several medals, including Gold at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival, it's crafted with Chardonnay grape juice and all-wheat grain for a crisp, dry taste.  Cellar-aged, this work of art is ready to enjoy now or can be set aside for the right moment." -- label

Abita Strawberry

Finally arrived....their most sought after seasonal....
BACK IN STOCK!!!

Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager....$7.49 6pk
Strawberry Harvest Lager is a wheat beer made with real Louisiana strawberries, picked late in the season when they’re at their sweetest. This brew has earned quite a reputation in a short time, causing the brewery to up their production year after year. When this brew is found, emails and phone calls fly to friends informing them of the store’s location. Strawberry Harvest is a crisp, light lager with just a hint of strawberry sweetness. It is wonderful with desserts or lighter fares such as salads and pastas. Fresh cheeses such as Burrata, chevre, Creszenza, mozzarella or Teleme pair well with Strawberry Harvest.

Boulevard Collab #3 with Pretty Things Beer

Watch for the 3rd Collaboration from 
Boulevard's Smokestack Series.  

We showed you the press release a little while back, but the label just got approved.  
We will keep you in the loop on the release!


























"O Yorkshire, Yorkshire! thy Ale it is so strong, That it will kill us all if we stay long."
--The Praise of Yorkshire Ale, 1697






"For the third installment of Boulevard Brewing Company's Smokestack Collaboration Series, Boulevard brewmaster Steven Pauwels joins forces with the husband-and-wife team of Dann and Martha Paquette, the driving force behind "gypsy brewer" Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project.  Together, the brewers have produced a modern version of the traditional English Ale known as "Stingo."  This rarely-seen, barrel-aged style originated in the north of England, with historical references dating back to the 17th century.  The name itsel if a slang term for sharp, old beer, so called because it "stings" the palate.  The Paquette's own experience brewing in Yorkshire inspired the unusual choice, suggested to Pauwels (fittingly enough,) over a beer at the American Craft Beer Festival in Boston.
Pretty Things beers originate from Somerville, Massachusetts, but don't go looking for the front door of the brewery.  A self-described "project," Dann and Martha formulate and produce their beers as "tenant brewers" in host breweries throughout their region.  More of their story, along with descriptions of all their eclectic beers, can be found at prettythingsbeertoday.com


Rich and robust, Collaboration No.3 is the result of complex brewing regimen and patient cellaring.  Expect notes of wood and fruit to intertwine with slight sour characteristics to compliment the dramatic malt flavors. This beer will pair exceptionally well with wild game, smoked meats, strong cheeses, or heavily seasoned dishes.  A more complete sensory description will be made available to release." - Boulevard press release

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Evil Twin Room Number 603 Bourbon Barrel Aged


In stock now at Forsyth, and online





Evil Twin Room Number 603...$10.99 / 11.2oz
This is a bourbon barrel aged version of the Evil Twin Christmas Eve at a New York City Hotel Room 
"Button up and enjoy a dark , massive and mysterious stout . Feel the creamy droplets float right out of your fingertips and warm up so good as grandma's homemade blanket . Feel the over 10 percent alcohol soothe your mind, and suddenly transformed itself dark times to something nice and mild." - RateBeer on the Christmas Eve at a New York City Hotel Room 


Evil Twin Biscotti Break Imperial Porter

In stock at Forsyth and online




Evil Twin Biscotti Break Imperial Porter.....$13.99 / 22oz
Rated 99 on RateBeer
Malt beverage with almonds, vanilla beans and coffee added.

"Italy has a certain “je ne sais quoi” – fab food culture, highly decadent history of art and cool countryside. Some might argue the people are loud and flamboyant, they steal our women, and their soccer players melodramatically flop on the pitch. Listen – that’s all part of the secret Italian ingredient – keep it cool, confident, arrogant and extravagant. Forza Italia!" -- label

Stillwater Table Beer

In stock at Forsyth and online

Stillwater Beer Table Table Beer....$9.99 / 22oz
"So for designing my table beer I had to balance all imbibing desires into a compilation of some of my favorite attributes; thus creating a product that would be pleasing on any day or time.  Crisp, dry finish highlighted by esters of Belgian yeast and the light funk of Brettanomyces' then accented with an abundance of hops adding a piney earth aroma.  Balance is always the goal, but for this I also wanted extreme quaff ability, refreshment and subtle complexity...Classic? perhaps." - Brian Strumke, Stillwater Artisanal


a little more info on table beer -- click here

Stillwater As Follows

In stock at Forsyth and online





Stillwater As Follows....$9.99 / 750ml
fol·low 
(fl) v. fol·lowed, fol·low·ing, fol·lows 
1. To come or go after; proceed behind 2. To move along the course of; take 3. To adhere to; practice 4. To engage in (a trade or occupation); work at 5. To come after in order, time, or position 6. To occur or be evident as a consequence of 7. To grasp the meaning or logic of; understand

"An Eschatalogical Ale"
They felt the need to put the definition of "follow" on the label, but not "Eschatalogical" - so I added the definition....

es·cha·tol·o·gy 

noun \ˌes-kə-ˈtä-lə-jē\

plural es·cha·tol·o·gies



Definition of ESCHATOLOGY
1: a branch of theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world or of humankind
2: a belief concerning death, the end of the world, or the ultimate destiny of humankind; specifically : any of various Christian doctrines concerning the Second Coming, the resurrection of the dead, or the Last Judgment

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Have a great Holiday!

We are Closed on Monday for the Memorial Day Holiday!
(we are always closed on Sundays)




Need some Fresh IPA
We have them!!!




We probably have the best selection of Bitters in town -- 
the top shelf is full of different flavors -- over 30 different!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Fresh Mozzarella


Local!
Marcoot Creamery Fresh Mozzarella --
We will start receiving Fresh Mozzarella from Marcoot Creamery - in stock at Forysth

Plus Mozzarella di Bufala also just arrived!




Colonel E.H. Taylor Single Barrel

The next installment is here....


In stock  at Forsyth (should hit the other stores also today)
and online






Colonel E.H. Taylor Single Barrel...$56.99 / 750ml
Colonel Taylor is widely considered one of the founding fathers of the bourbon industry, fighting for the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897, nearly three decades after he purchased the now Buffalo Trace Distillery. During his time, Taylor implemented several innovative methods still used today, such as climate controlled aging warehouses. In addition to his bourbon interests, Taylor had political ties. He was the great-nephew of President Zachary Taylor and elected the mayor of Frankfort, state representative to the Kentucky General Assembly and a member of the State Senate.

E.H. Taylor Single Barrel is aged exclusively in Warehouse C, which was built by Taylor in 1881 and proven to be an excellent aging warehouse. This bourbon whiskey is very delicate. The aroma carries lightly toasted oak, with dried figs and butterscotch. The sweetness on the tongue remains balanced with tobacco and dark spices that finish just long enough to prepare the palette for another sip. The bottle itself replicates Colonel Taylor's original design used over a century ago.

Avery Uncle Jacob and 19th

Very limited!
Gone at Forsyth, still some at New Ballas
(Rock Hill and Ballwin did not get allocated any)

Due to the crazy busy holiday weekend, 
I am not doing online reservations for these today.  
 - no reservations.



Perfect for float trips -- only 15.9% ABV!!!!!!!!!
Avery Uncle Jacob's Stout....$9.99 / 12oz
"Jacob Spears, our 6th Great Grand Uncle, is credited as the first distiller to label his whiskey "Bourbon". He built his distillery in Bourbon County Kentucky in 1790 - 203 years before we began brewing. While obviously a bit too late to produce Uncle Jacob's wash, we've instead created something far more complex. In his honor, we present the robust, silky smooth, full-bodied and altogether extremely American rendition of an Imperial Stout aged for 6 months in the very finest bourbon barrels. This explains a lot about our penchant for big brews! It's in our blood!" -- label 


Avery Nineteen Belgian Style Tripel....$6.99
 "Celebrating nineteen years of brewing could kind of get overlooked what with the big 2-0 coming. But we will never forget 2011! Not only was it our largest growth year ever, but we also began designing our new brewing facility! In excited anticipation of 20 years and the new brewery, we concocted this very traditional, yeast driven, dry and fruity Tripel. Thanks to those folks (you know who you are) who have been such an integral part of our longevity and success! Peace to all and follow your dreams!" - label

Fresh Firestone Walker Union Jack!!!

Just arrived at Forsyth!

In time for the big weekend!!!!
Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA bottled 5/17/12

Quick beer pictures....

Monks Cafe Flemish Sour Ale is now in 750ml bottles also!!!!

Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Ale...$10.99 / 750ml




Gulden Draak line extension...

Gulden Draak 9000...$18.99 / 4pk
Gulden Draak 9000....$4.79 / 11.2oz bottle



Reissdorf Kolsch.....$32.99 / 5 liter keg

Our next barrel has arrived...

Buffalo Trace Bourbon Selected by The Wine And Cheese Place!

Barrel #4 from them!
In stock at all four locations!

Come in for a taste!


Buffalo Trace TWCP Single Barrel #4....$17.99

Skinny Girl Vodka!!

Skinny Girl Vodka...$14.99 / 750ml
4 flavors in stock now at Forsyth!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Lucky 13 from Lagunitas

Pick up some Lagunitas 13.....


Lagunitas Lucky 13.....$4.49 / 22 oz.
Our 13th Anniversary Beer in was a Staff Favorite, So We Make it Each Year. BIG on the Amarillo Hops and Rich Dark Malts for a Round and Huge, Smoky Flavor. ABV 8.3%
Rated 98/100 RateBeer.com



Black Tulip in 4 packs now



In stock at Forsyth
Now in 4 packs!!!



New Holland Black Tulip - Trippel Ale...$14.99 / 4pk

"Since the early 1600's the Dutch have attempted to breed a pure black tulilp. Many have tried, a few have come close, but none have succeeded. In honor of this elusive flower, the Holy Grail of the tulip world, we offer a special brew, Black Tulip Trippel." -- brewery

"Mysterious, alluring and seductive, yet tantalizingly elusive; these are the storied characteristics of the Black Tulip. Golden in color, Black Tulip Trippel is a delightful beer with a slightly sweet body. Its ester-laden character reveals an enigmatic dance between Belgian ale yeast and Michigan beet sugar, conjuring hints of bananas and rock candy. Its inviting flavor is complemented by a pleasing dry finish. Alc. 8.8% by Vol" -- brewery

Very Rare! Clos Erasmus

In stock now at Forsyth call 314.727.8788




Very limited -- only 6  bottles -- act fast!

2008 Clos Erasmus Priorat...$169.99  - SOLD OUT

Always a benchmark against which all other Priorats must be measured, the 2008 Clos Erasmus is a great success. It consists of 80% Garnacha, 15% Syrah, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 22 months in new French oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color with an already complex bouquet of mineral, pain grille, Asian spices, tar, tapenade, and black cherry, on the palate it is dense, rich, and full-bodied with an elegance belying its size. Layered and opulent, it conceals enough structure to evolve for 6-8 years. It will deliver a drinking window extending from 2016 to 2028, perhaps longer. It is a true tour de force! 

Rated 99/100 The Wine Advocate






Very Limited 18 bottles available
2009 Clos Erasmus Laurel...$49.99
The 2009 Laurel, tasted from a barrel sample, is a more masculine, brooding effort with aromas of minerals and black fruits that play it close to the vest. On the palate it has superb volume, great focus, impeccable balance, and a lengthy finish. In short, all the right stuff is present requiring only a bit of patience by those fortunate enough to find a few bottles. 
Rated 94-97/100 The Wine Advocate




Very Limited only 12 bottles available 
2008 Clos Erasmus Laurel...$46.99
The 2008 Laurel is purple in color with a nose of exotic spices that jumps from the glass. Included in the array are notes of mineral, tapenade, black cherry, and blackberry. Dense on the palate with a deft combination of power and elegance, this is a remarkably fresh effort due to the acidity level common in the 2008 vintage. Give it 2-3 years in bottle and drink it from 2013 to 2023. 
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate




94 Point Ridge Cabernet - Great Price!



2008 Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon...$34.99 / net 
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is compelling. Where to start? An expressive bouquet redolent of sweet herbs, tobacco and incense leads to a gorgeous tapestry of dark red fruit. The Estate is drop-dead gorgeous, with the silkiest of tannins that frame an extraordinary finish. This has to be one of the most compelling values in California Cabernet. In 2008 the blend is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Draper describes 2008 as the driest of the three drought years spanning 2006-2008. The 2008 is the first vintage for the Cabernet Sauvignon, which used to be called Santa Cruz Mountains. In 2008 a spring harvest frost damaged much of the Merlot crop, so there was no natural outlet for the Merlot that had previously been used in the Santa Cruz Mountains bottling, but in 2009 there will be a new Merlot bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2028. 
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Four locations of The Wine and Cheese Place

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton, MO 63105
314.727.8788
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The Wine and Cheese Place
9755 Manchester Rd, Rock Hill MO
314.962.8150
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The Wine and Cheese Place
14748 Clayton Road, Ballwin MO
636.227.9007




The Wine and Cheese Place
457 N. New Ballas, Creve Coeur MO
314.989.0020
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Canned beer for the holiday weekend....

The Wine and Cheese Place has you covered for this holiday 
weekend with a ton of beer in CANS!!








We have a lot of great choices at The Wine and Cheese Place!!!


Here are 55+ choices at our Forsyth location


Arcadia Whitsun - 12 pack cans
Shiner Bock - 12 pack cans
Sierra Nevada Torpedo - 16oz Cans 
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - 12 pack cans
Goose Island 312 Wheat - 12 pack cans
Schlafly Summer Helles - 12 pack cans
Schlafly Hefe Weizen - 12 pack cans
Wittekerke White - 6pk cans 
Avery White Rascal - 6 pack cans
Avery IPA - 6 pack cans
Avery Joe's Pilsner - 6 pack Cans
Ska Modus Hoparandi - 6 pack Cans
Ska ESB - 6 pack cans
Ska Mexican Logger - 6 pack Cans
Ska Blonde - 6 pack cans
Caldera IPA - 6 pack cans
O'Fallon Wheach - 12 pack cans
Blue Moon - 12 pack cans
Big Sky Moose Drool - 6 pack cans
Big Sky Scape Goat - 6 pack cans
Big Sky Trout Slayer - 6 pack cans
Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale - 4pk cans
Tallgrass IPA - 4pk cans
Tallgrass Oasis - 4pk cans
Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat - 4pk cans
Tallgrass Halcyon Wheat - 6pk cans
Tallgrass Velvet Rooster - 4pk cans
New Belgium Shift Pale Ale -- 16 oz Cans
New Belgium Fattire - 12 pack cans
New Belgium Fattire - 16oz Cans
New Belgium Ranger IPA - 16oz Cans 
Leinenkugels Summer Shandy - 12 pack Cans
Magic Hat No.9 - 12 pack Cans
Newcastle Brown Ale - 6pk cans
Red Stripe - 4pk cans
Boddington - 4pk cans
Wexford Cream Ale - 4pk cans
Youngs Double Chocolate Stout - 4pk cans
Cains Bitter - 6pk cans
Cains Dark Mild - 6pk cans
Belhaven Scottich Ale - 4pk cans
Murphys Stout - 4pk cans
Sapporo - 22oz cans
Fosters - 22oz cans
Kraftig Lager - 12 pack cans
Kraftig Light - 12 pack cans
Pabst Blue Ribbon - 12 pack cans
Stag - 12 pack Cans
Miller Lite - 12 pack Cans
Bud Light - 12 pack Cans
Budweiser - 12 pack Cans
Bud Select - 12 pack Cans


I am sure I am forgetting a few more....

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

IPA update for the holiday weekend...

IPA updated - in stock now at Forsyth for your Holiday drinking pleasure.


Bell's Two Hearted Ale 6 packs  - bottled  May 12, 2012
Greenflash West Coast IPA - 4 pks bottled May  2, 2012
Stone Ruination 6 packs --  bottled May 2, 20125/3

From the creator of Orin Swift The Prisoner



2010 Shatter Grenache....$27.99

DAVE PHINNEY FOUNDED ORIN SWIFT CELLARS IN 1998, BUT IT WASN'T UNTIL 2000 THAT THE SUCCESS OF THE PRISONER, A ZINFANDEL BLEND, ENABLED DAVE TO FOCUS ON ORIN SWIFT CELLARS FULL TIME. THE MERCURY HEAD, VELADORA, SALDO, PAPILLON AND PALERMO LABELS SOON FOLLOWED, EACH LABEL DEMONSTRATING DAVE'S INTEREST IN ART AND HIS ABILITY TO CREATE SURPRISING, UNCONVENTIONAL BLENDS THAT CONSUMERS WERE WANTING. LOOKING FOR A NEW WINE PROJECT, DAVE VISITED MAURY IN THE ROUSSILLON REGION OF FRANCE IN 2008 AFTER HEARING ABOUT IT FROM A FRIEND. AMAZED BY THE AREA'S POTENTIAL, HE MADE HIS FIRST WINE, A GRENACHE BLEND NAMED D66, FROM THE AREA IN 2009.

SHAT·TER   /'Sha-t r/
TRANSITIVE VERB
1 TO CAUSE TO DROP OR BE DISPERSED
2 A : TO BREAK AT ONCE INTO PIECES
B : TO DAMAGE BADLY : RUIN
3 TO CAUSE THE DISRUPTION OR ANNIHILATION OF : DEMOLISH
INTRANSITIVE VERB
1 TO BREAK APART : DISINTEGRATE
2 TO DROP OFF PARTS (AS LEAVES, PETALS, OR FRUIT)

2010 SHATTER GRENACHE
SHATTER, DAVE PHINNEY AND JOEL GOTT’S FIRST COLLABORATIVE EFFORT, COMES FROM THE SMALL TOWN OF MAURY IN THE ROUSSILLON REGION OF FRANCE. THE HILLSIDE GRENACHE VINES WERE PLANTED OVER 60 YEARS AGO IN BLACK SCHIST, A SLATE-LIKE, ROCKY SOIL COMMON TO THE AREA.  THOUGH NUTRIENT-POOR, IT RETAINS HEAT WELL, ALLOWING THE SLOW RIPENING  GRENACHE TO REACH FULL MATURITY THROUGH COOL NIGHTS.  TOUGH SOIL, STRONG WINDS AND HOT DAYS PUSH THE VINES AND CAUSE SHATTER, OR COULURE, IN THE GRAPE CLUSTERS, NATURALLY THINNING FRUIT FROM THE VINES AND PRODUCING MORE INTENSELY CONCENTRATED FLAVORS. AFTER HARVEST, THE FRUIT WAS COLD-SOAKED FOR 30 DAYS TO HELP FURTHER CONCENTRATE THE WINE, THEN FERMENTED AND AGED AT DAVE’S WINERY IN MAURY.
TASTING NOTES
A DEEP RED, NEARLY OPAQUE, HUE OF GARNET FILLS THE SIDES OF THE GLASS.  STUNNING AROMAS OF SUCCULENT DARK FRUITS AND RIPE CHERRY ARE NEATLY FRAMED BY SOFT FRENCH OAK. THE WINE HAS AN AMAZINGLY PURE ENTRY WHICH INSTANTLY COATS THE ENTIRE FRONT OF THE MOUTH AND LEADS INTO A SOFT MID-PALATE WITH REFINED ACID AND GREAT STRUCTURE. MATURE TANNINS ROUND OUT A LONG FINISH THAT LAST NEARLY HALF A MINUTE.  
!00% GRENACHE
15% ALC./VOL.
AGING: 12 MONTHS IN FRENCH OAK, 75% NEW

from shatterwine.com

Tilquin Gueuze


In stock now at Forsyth -- call Shae to reserve 314.727.8788One bottle per person

Tilquin Oude Gueuze A l'ancienne 375ml...$9.99



"Beer of spontaneous fermentation, the Old Gueuze Tilquin is made from the blending of 1, 2, and 3 year old lambics.  Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented in the bottle.  Ingredients: water, malt, yeast, hops." -- back label  
6% ABV
Tilquin is the first new Belgian Lambic producer in to open in over 15 years.
I hear that it is a blend of straight Lambics from Cantillon, Boon, and Lindemans.

Sam Adams Porch Rocker


Sam Adams Porch Rocker - in stock at Forsyth
Traditional Bavarian-Style Radler
"Samuel Adams Porch Rocker has a fresh-squeezed lemon taste, effervescent sweetness and refreshing finish, inspired by traditional Radlers thatmix beer with Greman-style lemonade

Dochter Oak Aged Peated Embrasse


Aged in an Irish Whisky Barrel
Dochter Oak Aged Peated Embrasse...$15.99 / 22oz
Rated 98 on RateBeer"In order to produce this beer "Embrasse", a dark all malt ale of 9% ABV, is matured for 3 months in Connemara whisky casks. The casks will be used only once, and then sent back to the distillery to put another whisky in for 6 years. The richness and all layers of flavours makes drinking this beer something else. This beer combines excellent with dried fruit and old cheeses. " -- Ronald Mengerink, brewer

Stillwater / Mikkeller - Two Gypsies

Stillwater / Mikkeller - Two Gypsies - Our Side...$10.99 / 750ml
Mikkel and Brian are two of the world's most unconventional brewers. By designing beers at various breweries around the globe, they have found the freedom to experiment and innovate, resulting in unique beers that often blur the lines of definition. After having met at a festival in Bodegraven, NL the two realized that their first creations both were called Stateside. It was then an obvious decision to make the two recipes into a new product, packed full of piney, resinous hops, and backed by the esters of a farmhouse yeast strain.

94 Point Papapietro


Special price -- very limited!
2009 Papapietro Pinot Noir Russian River Valley...$43.99
Aromas of hot rock and mineral lead to fresh, snappy flavors of vibrant wild berry, black licorice, graphite and cedar. A full-bodied, well-proportioned red, ending with a tightly knit core of berry and stone notes. Drink now through 2019. 1,120 cases made. –JL
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

Herman Story - very limited releases


In stock now at Forsyth!



These are some amazing wines, make sure you get some, you will be glad you did after you taste them!


2010 Herman Story Tomboy Larner Vineyard....$39.99

79% Viognier, 29% Roussanne

301 Cases Made
TASTING NOTES:
The 2010 Tomboy is that really amazing day or two that you spent with your friend’s friend who was passing through town. Your friend was too busy to entertain, so he passed her into your care for the weekend. She was from a big city, savvy and exciting, but with an infectious laugh that put you at ease.The two of you hit it off, but she moved on and you never saw her again. The 2010 Tomboy is how you remember those few short days. Scents of pretty white flowers, lemon verbena, cinnamon, clementines, wet sidewalks and pink peppercorns. The palate has all the richness of those warm summer evenings and the subtleties of white tea, almond oil, laurel leaves and a cool, quartz-like minerality. Truly a wine to bring you back.
(DRINK NOW: 1-2 hour decant, CELLAR: 5 years)

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2010 Herman Story Syrah  Larner Vineyard...$41.99
65% Syrah, 35% Grenache
234 Cases Made

TASTING NOTES:
I know what you’re thinking; “what happened to the Larner Syrah and Larner Grenache? What’s up with this blend of the two?” Well, here’s the thing; I had every intention of making both wines, I really did, but as I was tinkering in the cellar I noticed that the blend was just better than either of the two wines alone. I’m not much of a stickler for rules, I’m just out to make the most exciting wines possible, so at the expense of doing a 10 year vertical tasting of Larner Syrah, I decided to go for what felt right. Think of it as cake and ice cream, both are pretty awesome, but put them together and, bam! you get al a mode. This is the best Sunday drive ever. It starts at home with smells of cranberry granola, ripe raspberry, coco dust, and cherry 7up, and moves into the country with scents of fresh lumber and cut hay, sassafras, orange blossom, bark and potting soil. The palate brings the drive back to the kitchen with flavors of chicory coffee, black pepper, rhubarb pie and hibiscus tea. Truly a journey worthy of a day.
(DRINK NOW: 2 Hr Decant, CELLAR: 6-8 years)

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2010 Herman Story On The Road Grenache.....$41.99
444 cases made

TASTING NOTES:
More than any other varietal I work with Grenache reminds me of myself. It can be elegant and refined, or just as easily it can be a raucous party animal. Some people try to make it one or the other, but I think it’s best when you can get it to have a little of each. This year’s On the Road is just that, it’s got class and will doff its cap for the ladies, but won’t hesitate to start a brawl if needed. The wine’s got some serious muscle under that tucked in cowboy shirt. Smells like a fourth of July party by the pool: raspberry sorbet, fresh orange
zest, licorice, fresh rubber rafts, chocolate brownie batter and vanilla whipped cream. On the palate the 2010 On the Road does a cannonball off the high dive, bringing an explosion of brambly blackberry, pomegranate, oiled leather, cherry cola and charcoal briquettes all with teeth staining color, it’ll leave you soaked and smiling.
(DRINK NOW: 1 hour decant; CELLAR: 4-5 years)
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2010 Herman Story Nuts And Bolts Syrah....$41.99
792 cases made
TASTING NOTES:
You know that old saying about the blind men and the elephant? About how one guy is touching the trunk of the elephant and thinks it’s a snake and the other guy is touching a leg and thinks it’s a tree? But because neither of them can “see” the whole animal they don’t know what it is? Well Nuts & Bolts always reminds me of that. There’s something about taking little pieces of a lot of different vineyards from Santa Barbara County to Paso Robles, that tells you more about the vintage in an instant than any single vineyard wine could. Nuts & Bolts is kind of like being able to see the whole elephant in that way, and this year is no different. The 2010 Nuts & Bolts has the intensity and intrigue I think 2010 will be known for. It smells like a highclass picnic in a redwood forest: smoked ribs, red velvet cake, chocolate covered cherries, cologne, caraway, violets and olive. The palate takes you on a hike deep into the forest, with juniper berries,
black tea, red licorice and rich tannins that hit you like a bear attack.

Orin Swift Papillon 2009 is here

SOLD OUT
2009 Orin Swift Papillon Napa Valley Red Wine...$53.99
For the past five years we have been making a Cabernet Sauvignon blend called Papillon. The fruit originates from some of Napa Valley's most celebrated appellations including Howell Mountain, Saint Helena, Rutherford, and Oakville. Choice vineyards such as Taplin and Morisoli were once again chosen because of their unique fingerprints. Marked with intensity and grip, we aim to showcase a wine that's as fitting as the label photographed by the renowned Greg Gorman, and hand model Vince Tofanelli - a 3rd generation grape grower and friend. Papillon takes flight upon release with aging potential up to 8 years.
Winemaker Notes

The wine has a very dense garnet hue with a slight stain of cardinal on the rim. Aromas of plum and cassis are built around soft French oak and cedar box nuances. The entry is intense, yet elegant with loads of boysenberry and dark fruit flavors. Well integrated tannin chains provide for a long, soft finish.

78% Cabernet Sauvignon
14% Merlot
4% Cabernet Franc
2% Malbec
2% Petit Verdot

Aged 16 months in French oak

15.1% Alc./Vol.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Dunn Howell Mountian 2002 !!!

We just received some 2002 and 2006  
Howell Mountain from the Cellars of Dunn!


Very Limited - In stock at Rock Hill and Forsyth

"2002 was one of my favorite vintages of that decade...classic, quintessential California wines" -- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate May 14, 2012

2002 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain...$112.99
Bright, saturated ruby-red. Vibrant nose offers cassis, minerals, gunpowder and spices. Densely packed but nicely delineated, with primary, fruit-driven flavors of blackcurrant and spices. Very juicy and suave but still quite youthfully unevolved. Finishes with firm but smooth tannins. This calls for considerably more patience than the Napa Valley bottling, but even today there's a pleasing pliancy of texture. This held up extremely well in the recorked bottle."
93/100 Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar 
The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain exhibits an inky/blue/purple color along with a sweet perfume of pure blackberries, meat, new saddle leather, and flowers. From an unusually ripe harvest, this sweet, rich, fleshy offering displays more accessibility than many Howell Mountain vintages. Randy Dunn said it was important to drop crop, and he eliminated 40% of the fruit from the vines in both 2002 and 2001. The long, concentrated 2002 may not be the biggest Howell Mountain cuvee, but it will provide lovely drinking between 2009-2024.
91-93/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate


2006 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain...$75.99 / 750ml
2006 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain...$151.99 / 1.5ltr
"The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is big, dark and juicy. There is an element of wildness that runs through the wine. Graphite, licorice, tar and smoke are just some of the nuances that add complexity. The 2006 boasts superb purity from start to finish. Elements of fleshiness give the impression the 2006 might drink well relatively early, until the massive tannins set in. Floral notes add freshness on the finish. This is another fabulous wine from Randy Dunn. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2036."
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

't Smisje Calva Reserva

't Smisje Calva Reserva....$5.69 / 11.2oz
Ale Brewd with Coriander and aged in Calvados Casks
Rated 94/100 RateBeer


available online



Saturday, May 19, 2012

Farm Fresh local eggs




FARM Fresh eggs Non factory produced from right here in Missouri -- in stock now
 In stock now at Forsyth Farm Fresh Eggs, free range


"We grow with nature, not against it" -- Dry Dock
Dry Dock Farm Heritage Breed Farm Fresh Eggs...$4.99 / per dozen

What is Heritage Breed? Basically many of these "heritage" breeds of chickens (and other animals) were becoming threatened because the large egg producers were favoring chickens that produced a quantity of eggs and not quality. To quote The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC), "Modern food production now favors the use of a few highly specialized breeds selected for maximum output in a controlled environment. Many traditional livestock breeds have lost popularity and are threatened with extinction. These traditional breeds are an essential part of the American agricultural inheritance." Some of the Heritage breeds that Dry Dock has includes: Ameraucana Chickens - "Easter Egg Chicken" -- produces blue and green eggs Barred Plymouth Rock Chickens -- Brown Eggs - pre-World War II - this was the most popular and most likely the eggs being eaten. Rhode Island Red Chicken -- Light to Dark Brown Eggs New Hampshire Chicken (see picture from Wikipedia above) -- Light brown eggs "Dry Dock Farm is 3 acres of rich river bottom land near the village of Silex, Missouri. We purchased our farm in 2005. We are remodeling our turn of the century farm house and barn. We grow Heirloom vegetables, flowers, and herbs. Our Heirloom tomatoes are bursting with that old time “picked from Grandma’s garden flavor”. We grow our produce and flowers using bio-intensive, no chemicals, no GMO seeds, and we enrich our soil with natural minerals, cover crops, worm castings and compost. We also raise Heritage chickens, turkeys, geese. ducks and assorted other poultry. Our birds are raised on pasture with fresh air and sunshine. They are fed a vegetarian diet, to provide you with the best tasting farm fresh eggs. Dry Dock Farms runs a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) In basic terms, CSA consists of a pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland becomes, either legally or spiritually, the community’s farm, with the growers and consumers providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production. Members or shareholders of the farm or garden pledge in advance to cover the anticipated costs of the farm operation and farmer’s salary. In return, they receive shares in the farm throughout the growing season as well as satisfaction gained from reconnecting to the land. (USDA definition) Read more about CSA