Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Limited Schneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter Weisse

We only have 6 bottles in stock

Schneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter Weisse...$10.99 / 750ml
During a meeting of brewing artists in London, Georg VI. Schneider and his friend Alistar had the unique idea of uniting both the English porter and the Bavarian wheat beer styles... A thought turned into reality and Schneider Weisse’s newest TAP X ’Meine Porter Weisse’, was born! TAP X ’Meine Porter Weisse’ is a singularly stunning new creation which expertly showcases the depths of the range these two heavyweights of beer, when tapped into, then offer. For the creation of the new TAPX 2014, George Schneider drew inspiration from some of his English brewing colleagues, “If you intensively busy yourself with the history of porter, closely examine its aroma profile and compare it to a classic wheat beer, you’ll soon realize that there is a basis for the development of an expressive character on this union”, says Schneider Weisse brewmaster Hans-Peter Drexler, when he explains the emergence of this new TAPX. “A historically bold but in taste ultimately a very appropriate combination of two wayward beer styles,”Drexler concludes. TAPX Meine Porter Weisse shimmers ebony-colored in your glass, crowed with a fine-pored, creamy head. Hints of chocolate and coffee come to your mind. The roasting flavors flatter your palate and award the beer with fine bitterness. A pleasantly dry mouthfeel completes this enjoyment. The complex aroma profile is the expression of a successful association of these contrasting beer styles. Georg Schneider himself gives us some of his own suggestions for possible food pairings with the new TAP X: „Personally, I’ve been enjoying the pairing of our TAPX ’Meine Porter Weisse’ most with hefty sausages or smoked bacon...it is then, when some wonderful memories of ’evenings at the pub’ back in London, arise.”

The Wild Beer Co. - check it out!

We are proud to introduce to Missouri....
The Wild Beer Co. from the United Kingdom

"Our beers are brewed with a combination of ancient and new techniques, with the aim of producing a beer for people who want to discover and understand new tastes and flavours.

"Exceptional brewing stems from imagination and passion. Brewing doesn’t need to be confined by rules, tradition or ingredients. By adding a Wild 5th ingredient or process to our beers we are giving you a truly memorable drinking experience.

"Some of our beers will be aged in oak to allow the soft vanilla and rich tannins to help mature the beer, others fermented with wild yeast strains to add layers of flavour and complexity to the beer. Every Wild brew is a result of our Wild minds conceiving, creating and crafting beers that explore the boundaries of the palate." ~ The Wild Beer Co.

Latest release
The Wild Beer Co. Somerset Saison...$5.99 / 11.2oz

Crisp + Zesty + SpicyA transcontinental fusion of Belgian beer and feisty American hops

Epic by name, epic by nature. This Farmhouse Ale is a transcontinental fusion of Belgium’s eclectic beer culture and the feisty Sorachi Ace hops of North America, brought to life with by West Country artisanal brewing wizardry.

Such a complex beer is a no-brainer for partnering with food — how about stir-fried lemon chicken where the bright citrus notes lift the dish? Or be brave and invite the beer’s spiciness onto the menu with chicken satay.

On the nose, the hops deliver a big splash of tropical fruit, followed by ripples of well-seasoned spiciness. In the mouth a tangy, bittersweet fruitiness holds sway, while tangerines tap dance their way across the tongue in the finish.

The Wild Beer Co. Bliss...$6.99 / 11.2oz
"Secret Spices + Roasted Apricots + Wild Yeast"
6% ABV
Apricots and a hush-hush blend of spices.
We love a Belgian-style Saison but with this blissful version, we’ve added our own Wild interpretation with a dash of funky Brettanomyces yeast plus roasted apricots and a hush-hush blend of spices.  This is the sort of beer where study and contemplation is essential, or if you’re hungry, why not try it with chicken jalfrezi or lamb tagine?  Rich roasted stone fruit is added to the end of the boil, not the fermentation, giving a big round fruit character but not too much sweetness. This makes for an extraordinary beer with an array of aromas followed by a spicy, tart and peppery palate, creating a long lingering finish.

The Wild Beer Co. Iduna Cru...$7.99 / 11.2oz
"Bubbles + Apples + Wild Yeast"
"Named after ancient Greek goddess of beer, this is an equally divine Belgian-style saison with a copious amount of New Zealand hops, freshly harvested Somerset apple juice and wild yeast added to the mix. However, we like to take things just that bit further (it’s the Wild way!) — once bottled the beer undergoes a secondary fermentation with champagne yeast, giving it a brisk spritziness on the tongue. Serve chilled in a champagne flute to allow the bouquet of playfully aromatic notes to be fully appreciated. Take a sip to enjoy a further cascade of striking and sensuous flavours alongside the carefree champagne-like spritziness. The long, dry finish is both refreshing and complex." ~ The Wild Beer Co.

My Blueberry Nightmare

del Ducato My Blueberry Nightmare...$11.99 / 11.2oz
9.4% ABV
"A special one time creation that truly lives up to its name. The base is a Stout brewed with hot chili peppers that has been aged for almost 2 years with blueberries and pediococcus. It is opaque black in color in with just a touch of carbonation. Quite acidic and tart along with very intense flavors and aromas. This nightmare is sure to leave a lasting memory.

Odell Loose Leaf

First time in 6 packs!

Odell Loose Leaf Session Ale...$8.99 6 pk
You know those epic days that start with an idea, turn into a dare and end with a great story to tell? This is the beer for those days. Crisp and refreshing like any respectable session ale, but a bit more hop-forward and flavorful than some. Perfect for going with the flow.
4.5%Alc. by Vol.

Kirkwood Station - CANS

Kirkwood Station IPA...$9.49 / 4pk 16oz CANS
An American style India Pale Ale. Light amber in color with a big citrus hop aroma. A decidedly hoppy, bitter, and moderately strong ale, this beer is for the hop lover. 6.3% ABV & 65 IBU’s.

Kirkwood Station Blackberry Wheat...$9.49 / 4pk 16oz CANS
A uniquely light and refreshing fruit beer with a crisp, clean flavor. 4.8% ABV and 11 IBU’s.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Barrel Aged Box of Chocolate - save the date

The Wine and Cheese Place is proud to announce the release and tasting
of the first Charleville Barrel Aged Box of Chocolate
Friday April 18, 4-6pm

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105
open house, reservations are not required, but you can let us know you are coming on Facebook - click here

Starting at 4pm we will be tasting...

  • Charleville Barrel Aged Box of Chocolate
  • Charleville Box of Chocolate
  • Charleville Tornado Alle
  • Charleville Hoptimistic
  • Charleville Half Wit Wheat

Also starting at 4pm - 
You can purchase 2 bottles of the Barrel Aged Box of Chocolate at $14.99 / bottle.
Whatever is left,  we will put available online Saturday morning.

Filling barrels with Charleville Box of Chocolate!
Brewery: Charleville Brewing
Barrel: Buffalo Trace (#8) 
Barrel: Henry McKenna 10 Year Old (#1) 
Beer: Box of Chocolate Quad
Date Filled: December 9th, 2013
Bottled: April 1, 2014
Bottles produced: 430 
Release date: April 18, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Jolly Pumpkin Baudelaire Beer IO Saison

In stock at Rock Hill and Forsyth

Almost gone now, we got in the last 10 bottles from the distributor!


Jolly Pumpkin Baudelaire Beer IO Saison...$12.99 / 750ml 
ABV : 6.8%
Saison brewed with Rose Hips, Rose Petals, and Hibiscus.
Rated 99/100 RateBeer
Label design by Tattoo Artist and Illustrator Adam Forman

Macallan 25 Year Old

The rare 
Macallan 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Sherry Casks...$799.99
We have 4 bottles in stock now.   Just found out is going up $100+ a bottle next time we get it in stock.

Rowan's Creek Kentucky bourbon Whiskey

Rowan's Creek

We are told by our distributor that soon this Bourbon is going up $4 per bottle!  
Stock up now!
Rowan's Creek Kentucky bourbon Whiskey...$28.99
Starts out with great spicy, minty notes & when water is added the nose makes you want to set up a tent in the woods! Classic caramel & vanilla notes shine on the palate with light cedar & more mint notes prevailing at the end.  Color: Auburn
Nose: Intensity– 2.5; Light pepper, rich cologne notes, camping under the stars, eucalyptus, mint
Palate: great caramel & vanilla notes… Very cliché to describe a Bourbon like this, but these notes really shine here. Apricot, cigar boxes and cellars.
Finish:  Length – Medium; Lemon, cedar, light smoke, fresh berries, spearmint

The origins of Small Batch Bourbon can be traced back to the earliest days of Bourbon's long and colorful history.  Like American Jazz, it is an original art form, unique to America. It is an American classic in its own right.  Back in the early days of colonial America, 1779 to be exact, the "Corn Patch and Cabin Rights" law went into effect. Similar to many other areas at the time, Kentucky was known as a Territory, and many of the early pioneers settling in the Kentucky Territory were growing corn as their main crop in order to validate the land claims that had been granted them, or, corn writs, as they were called.  To prevent spoilage to their grain crops, many of these early settlers milled their grain and distilled it into spirits. They were, in effect, farmer-distillers out of necessity, to save their crops and their livelihoods.  The area known as the Kentucky Territory soon boasted some two thousand of these farmer-distillers. These earliest farmer-distillers were basically all Small Batch producers of limited ways and means.

In contrast to those Small Batch Bourbons originated by the early pioneers settling in the Kentucky Territory over two centuries ago, the Small Batch Bourbons made today are specifically handcrafted and tailored to the most discriminating tastes and palates of sophisticated connoisseurs.   Connoisseurs of fine Bourbon recognize this and appreciate savoring these Small Batch Bourbons for their individual handcrafted originality, each unique and distinctive in its own way.  Our Small Batch Boutique Bourbon Collection represents what we believe is the best combination of mature, fully aged Bourbons at a particular strength.
We invite you to savor these American originals. Please enjoy in a classy manner.

Friday, April 11, 2014

New Mourvedre!

2011 Terres Falmet Mourvedre...$14.99
Yves Falmet worked for Marris Wines in Australia, Mantanzas Creek in California, and Neudorf Winery in New Zealand.    The grapes are all grown on steep hillside vineyard.
The grapes for this wine are 100% hand-harvested. The vines are all planted on a single hillside in the appellation of Saint-Chinian.  The grapes are crushed, destemmed, then undergo a long maceration in tank. This wine is vinified and aged in tank, and there is no oak ageing. 
This is a deep, dark-colored wine, with beautiful black fruit aromas.  The wine is supple and sweet in the mouth, full of black cherry, plum, fruit with a smoky undertone. Silky blackberry fruit complement the round tannins in the finish. Though Mourvèdre is known for its age-worthiness, this is such an enjoyable wine now, it will be hard to resist drinking it in its youth. 

Longefay Brouilly

New limited Brouilly - less than 100 cases made!

2012 Longefay Brouilly....$19.99
Some of the best vineyards in Brouilly from 20-110 year old vines!
A classic example of Brouilly.  The wine has rich red raspberry, and mulberry flavors, with undertones of blue fruit. The finish is unexpectedly silky, long and lingering. In spite of Annie and Bernard’s understated demeanor, this is a wine with considerable elegance and sophistication. Typical of Beaujolais, the combination of soft tannins and bright fruit make this one of the most versatile food wines you can find. It is perfect with everything from pork, to pizza, and even barbeque. 

Weston Brewing Royal Lager

Weston Brewing Royal Lager...$6.99 / 6pk 16oz CANS
In stock now!

Craft beer from Israel!

New from Israel

Malka Beer is one of the first micro breweries in Israel, located in the upper Galilee, in the town of Yehiam (pronounced YEH-HEE-YAM), at the foot of the 12th century Crusader castle, Montfort castle. With state of the art brewing systems, Malka’s brewery maintains a tradition of hand-crafting small batches of beer, specializing in making traditional beers with a modern touch. They base their recipes on Belgian, German, and English methods of brewing while imparting a local Israeli twist using natural water from the Ga’aton Springs and local flavors.

Malka’s beers are all kosher. Their hekhsher/kosher certification was provided/overseen by Rabbi Shlomo ben Eliyahu. He is the mashgiach that oversees the kashering of food and drink for the Mateh Asher Regional Council located in Galil Ma’Ariv, Israel.

That being said, please don’t be taken aback by some of our “apikoros,” non-kosher food pairing suggestions! We base these suggestions on the craft beer world as a whole, considering dishes traditionally served with the individual styles of beer from the countries they originate, also on what we ourselves enjoy with them and more. Obviously, please feel free to pair Malka’s beers however you like!

Malka — Wheat...$13.99 / 4pk
Traditional Bavarian Style Wheat Ale, well balanced with light, unobtrusive flavor, low bitterness, and fruity aromas. Begins a bit like a German Hefeweizen starting with a lot of banana in the taste and a bit in the nose and ends like an American Wheat Ale, with significantly less banana in the taste and lighter body than the German. Overall, the Malka Wheat walks the line between these two styles very well. ABV is perfect, hidden from the palate. An excellent addition to the Wheat Ale family.
Style: Bavarian Influenced Wheat Ale, Bottle Conditioned
Alcohol: 5% ABV
Bitterness: Low/Discrete, 20 IBU
Glassware: Weissbier Vase
Tasting Notes:  Inviting Yeast Qualities in the Nose and on the Palate, Fruity Banana Esters, Hints of Vanilla Sweetness, Slight Tanginess, Light Graininess, Little to No Hop Characteristics, Medium Body and Carbonation
Pairings:  Incredibly Diverse—Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing, Mild Fishes, Cheese Omelets, Andouille and Chorizo Sausages, Traditional Mexican, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, and Chinese Cuisine

Malka — Pale Ale
...$13.99 / 4pk
Classic English Style Pale Ale characterized by barley and bread flavors and deep red color. Brewing process rich of hops gives this beer pronounced hop character, balancing wonderfully between aroma and bitterness and finishing on the hop end, all without overshadowing its wonderful malt backbone. Resting comfortably on the cusp of sessionable, this ale is ideal for people who want a robust beer without high alcohol content. Overall, this is an excellent Pale Ale reminiscent of the English style, but with an Israeli twist.
Style: English Style Pale Ale, Bottle Conditioned
Alcohol: 5.5% ABV
Bitterness: Medium, 40 IBU
Glassware: Tulip Pint Glass
Tasting Notes:  Macadamia and Hazelnut Nuttiness, Lightly Woody, Currant-like Fruitiness, a Nice Light blend of Herbal Hops, Medium-Light Body and Carbonation, Dry Finish, Well Balanced
Pairings:  Fontina, Munster, and Colby cheeses, Prime Rib, Roasted, Seared, and Fried seafood, Jambalaya, Pâté, Quiche, Pasta with Cream Based Sauces

Malka — Dry Stout
...$13.99 / 4pk
A truly excellent Dry Stout from the Israeli home-front; Malka offers up an example of a quintessential Dry Stout. With its subtle roast blended with notes of toasted oats and light nuttiness, this ale reminds us of marble monk bread combined with dark chocolate and a soft espresso tinge. Frankly, this beer is awesome.
Style: English Style Dry stout, Bottle Conditioned
Alcohol: 6% ABV
Bitterness: Medium to Elevated, 45 IBU
Glassware: Snifter or Tulip Pint Glass
Tasting Notes: Well Developed Roast, Espresso, Toasted Oats and Grain, Dark Chocolate and Cocoa, Soft Coffee/Espresso Tinge, Toasted Almonds, Burnt Sugar, Well Textured, Full Body, Smooth, Low Carbonation, Soothing Dry and Bitter Finish
Pairings:  Salty, Sweet, and Creamy Cheeses, Oysters, Clams, Smoked fish, Prosciutto and Serrano Ham, Game Fowl, Chocolate Based Desserts, Berry Tarts, and Crème Brulèe

Spanish Craft Beer

Rafa Suñer and Sergio Iborra, longtime friends and “socarrats,” sought to create a beer having only a few distinct requirements: to be brewed according to tradition, with the best ingredients, in small batches, and to be “mel de romer.” We believe they hit their mark. Rosemary herbaceousness balanced by the subtle sweetness of rosemary honey in a solid golden ale, the result is a refreshing concept based on the millennial old stock, a benchmark for food pairing beers, what we like to call a “gastro ale.”

Rosemary Honey or “mel de romer,” is an exceptional mono-floral honey cultivated by bees that obtain their nectar from the rosemary flower. In the Valencia region of Spain it is believed that rosemary honey has no equal in quality or purity, so much so that “mel de romer” is an expression of accolade meaning “top of the line” or “best of the best.”

Socarrada is a translation from “socarrat,” meaning “burned.” At the turn of the 18th century during the War of Spanish Succession, the town of Xátiva (pronounced SHA-TEE-VAH) was razed to the ground and kept aflame for eight days by King Felipe V. However, the survivors thrived, rebuilding Xátiva, and to this day are referred to as the “socarrats.”

La Socarrada Cervesa Artesanal Premium...$11.99 / 25oz
Originating in Xátiva, (Valencia) Spain, La Socarrada is one of the most diverse food pairing beers we have ever come across; we encourage you to experiment, pairing this beer with food nearly any chance you get. It is brewed with Rosemary and Rosemary Honey, English Challenger Hops, and a Pilsner/Amber Triple-Malt base, imparting a reddish-golden appearance along with its crisp mouthfeel and dry finish. La Socarrada is Bottle-Conditioned providing additional effervescence and an opaque pour. Overall the beer has a wonderful nose, a slightly creamy off-white head, a light, crisp attenuation, high effervescence, and finishes dry.
Style: Golden Ale Brewed with Rosemary and Rosemary-Honey, Bottle-Conditioned
Alcohol: 6% ABV
Bitterness: Low/Discrete, 20 IBU
Suggested Glassware: White Wine Glass

Spanish Craft Beer

Mateo & Bernabé are changing the town of Logrono, Spain and the La Rioja region into a land of great beer. Alberto Pacheco, virtuoso chef and artisan brewer, provides the inspiration for Mateo & Bernabé. His dream is to create a beer of a unique identity with characteristics of excellent aroma and taste—An experience to enjoy and remember.

Mateo & Bernabé and Friends — Bernabé 11...$8.49 / 500ml
Hand-crafted Golden Ale. Sparkling golden copper color. Blended flavors: Subtly sweet, fruity and surprising citric finish. Perfect as an aperitif. Always with friends, during the festivities of San Bernabé and the whole year through, in Rioja and everywhere.
Style: Golden Ale
Bitterness: Low/Discrete, 25 IBU
Alcohol: 6% ABV
Glassware: “Nonick” Pint or Tulip Style Glass
Tasting Notes:  Subtle Malt Sweetness, Light Fruit Tones, Citric Finish, Medium-Light Body, Crisp, Effervescent
Pairings:  As an Aperitif or Paired with Brie, Chevre, and White Cheddar Cheeses, Fresh Salads, Seared Ahi Tuna, Blackened Fish and Poultry, Thai Dishes

Mateo & Bernabé and Friends — Mateo 21...$8.49 / pint
Hand-crafted Wheat Ale. Golden straw color. White, creamy head. Fruit tones. Smooth, refreshing taste best enjoyed when not rushed.
Style: Wheat Ale, Bottle Conditioned
Alcohol: 5.5% ABV
Bitterness: Low/Discrete, 20 IBU
Glassware: Weizen Glass/Vase
Tasting Notes:  Pronounced Yeast Qualities, Fruit Tones, Clove-Like Phenols, Light Graininess, Smooth, Medium-Light Body, Effervescent
Pairings:  Mozzarella, Burrata, and Chevre Cheeses, Leafy Green Salads with Vinaigrette or Light Cream Dressings, Mild Fish and Seafood

Johnnie Walker Platinum 18 year Old

Back in stock!

Johnnie Walker Platinum 18 Year old...$96.99
Like the rare metal after which it is named, Johnnie Walker® Platinum Label® is rich and refined, a contemporary and complex blend of single malt and grain whiskies matured for a minimum of 18 years.

Drawn from a limited number of casks, carefully chosen and retained throughout their maturation because of their exceptional character, Johnnie Walker Platinum Label is
a skillful blend of style and substance artfully crafted by Master Blender Jim Beveridge.

Johnnie Walker Platinum Label is a complex, luxurious blend harboring deep layers of flavor that perfectly balance the diverse character of the distilleries from which it came and the wood in which it has rested.

2nd Shift Collabs....

Available now at Forsyth, first come first served.
You can have 1 or the other.  With only 12 bottles of each we thought this would be a better way to spread it out...

  • 2nd Shift The Bridge Green Bird Gose...$6.99 / 750ml
  • 2nd Shift / STLHops Collab BARREL AGED  I am Become Death...$17.99 / 750ml

2nd Shift The Bridge Green Bird Gose...$6.99 / 750ml
So a Gose (say GO-SUH) is a German style of beer that is a little salty and coriandery.
Very easy drinkin and quaffable.
4.5% abv

Barrel Aged

2nd Shift / STLHops Collab BARREL AGED  I am Become Death...$17.99 / 750ml

It probably would not come as a shock that it’s always been my dream to collaborate with some of our local breweries to create some awesome beers with the STL Hops “brand.” Sometimes it’s just a matter of asking. Had I known it would have been this easy to convince Steve Crider at 2nd Shift Brewing to work with the STL Hops gang to put together this beer, I would have done it a long time ago.

I’m honored to have 2nd Shift collaborate with us. I say this without any hyperbole that 2nd Shift may be my favorite brewery in St. Louis. They make unique and delicious beers and always have a lot of fun making these beers. The fact they worked with us makes this beer even more awesome.

As for picking the beer, I’m a huge fan of Wheatwines. I think it’s an underrepresented style that gives you the huge mouthfeel of a wheat beer with a generous dose of hops. Rather than try and muck around with creating a recipe myself, I leaned on STL Hops Supreme Overlord Troy Meier to develop a recipe.

Troy’s recipe is backloaded with Cascade and Centennial hops (two of my favorites) to give it a big citrus punch. Enjoy it now and get a hop bomb (would you expect anything less from 2nd Shift?) Or you can let it sit for a long time and let the malt shine through. You can make the beer anything you want it to be.

I named the beer “I Am Become Death.” The backstory is that when J. Robert Oppenheimer first saw the atomic bomb detonate for the first time he quoted the Bhagavad Gita, “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” I wish I could say that I used this quote for some philosophical reason, but I didn’t. I picked it because it sounded cool.

The label was created by my friend Mike Atwood previously of Hoosier Beer Geek fame and now 38th in charge at Sun King Brewery. Mike wanted to not use any bomb imagery out of respect to those who lost their lives in war, which I completely agreed with. Instead he gave us this amazing label that I’m very proud of.

This beer will make its debut on draft at the STL Hops Anniversary Party tomorrow night and I can’t wait to try it. If it means anything to any of you, Steve Crider said this might be the best beer he’s ever brewed. That’s pretty high praise from a dude that is very critical of his own beers.

From STLHOps

Fresh Brew Cocky!

New label - and waxed again!

Very limited, only 1 bottle per person.
First come, first served at Forsyth, no reservation.

2nd Shift Brewing Brew Cocky Ale....$8.49 / 750ml
"Yup, we love hops and this IPA puts them all up in your face.  Loads and Loads of Falcaner's Flight, a blend of Northwest hops was used in such a gratuitous manner heretofore not seen in these parts.  ENJOY" - label

A couple of big Chardonnays..

2011 Chardonnay, Eola-Amity Hills, Seven Springs Vineyard, La Source

2011 Evening Land La Source Chardonnay...$54.99
Compare to $65 at the wineryVibrant, expressive, focused and concentrated, dancing lightly with an array of toast- and mineral-accented peach, pear, lime and orange blossom flavors, lingering enticingly against refined acidity.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

2011 Stonestreet Upper Barn Chardonnay...$62.99
Compare to $75 at the wineryFull bright yellow. Ripe, deep aromas of lemon peel, tangerine, beeswax, crushed rock and dusty herbs, with hints of honey and tropical fruits. Large-scaled, rich and tactile, with nearly viscous flavors of lemon, white peach and butterscotch. Really compelling, ripe, vibrant fruit here, and wonderfully broad and dry. Very complex and sexy wine, a brilliant rendition of this outstanding chardonnay vineyard
Rated 95/100 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Janasse Cotes du Rhone is back in stock!

2011 Janasse Cotes du Rhone Reserve...$13.99
Always a staff favorite and an amazing value
"Lively, with lots of briar, raspberry and licorice notes framed by a roasted apple wood edge. The juicy, energetic finish brings you back for more."
 Rated 90/100 The Wine Spectator

Great price on Delille Cellars D2

2009 Delille Cellars D2...$29.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $39.99
:(a blend of 55% merlot, 34% cabernet sauvignon, 9% cab franc and 2% petit verdot): Bright full ruby. Perfumed nose combines black cherry, plum, cinnamon, mocha, fennel and exotic spices. Suave, pliant and sweet, with a distinctly layered texture to the expressive flavors of blueberry, blackberry and black pepper. Finishes with substantial, broad tannins, a sweet note of dark chocolate and superb persistence. A great vintage for this bottling, which includes some of the Harrison Hill fruit
Rated 93/100 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

Hubert Lignier rare Burgundy

In stock at Forsyth - call 314.727.8788 to reserve

The Wines of Hubert Lignier

Since coming out of retirement in late 2006 after the passing of his eldest son, Romain, Hubert Lignier has shown the same deft hand that made his Domaine famous in the 80's and 90's drawing comparisons to the famous Domaine Leroy: “This was a strong set of pure, sensual, quite intellectual wines that I feel deserve more recognition, exhibiting prudent use of oak, ample freshness and wonderful expression of their terroirs not dissimilar to Lalou Bize-Leroy”- Neal Martin The Wine Advocate.

Sadly we only get tiny amounts of these fantastic wines
  • 2011 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis...$86.99 (4 bottles)
  • 2011 Hubert Lignier Pommard “Les Chanlins”...$86.99 (2 bottles)
  • 2011 Hubert Lignier Gevrey Chambertin...$86.99 (3 bottles)
  • 2011 Hubert Lignier Chambolle Musigny...$105.99 (2 bottles)
  • 2011 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis Les Chaffots 1er Cru...$157.99 (3 bottles)
  • 2011 Hubert Lignier Chambolle Musigny les Chabiots 1er Cru...$199.99 (1 bottle)
  • 2011 Hubert Lingier Gevrey Chambertin Aux Combottes 1er Cru...$235.99 (1btl)
  • 2011 Hubert Lignier Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru... $349.99 (1btl)
  • 2011 Hubert Lignier Bonnes Mares Grand Cru...$354.99 (1btl)

Very limited Ommegang

Another case arrived

In stock now and online

Ommegang Wild at Heart....$13.99 / 750ml
Wild at Heart is an audacious new ale in our Brewermaster’s Obession Series. In a rarely-employed technique we use only wild brettanomyces yeast in primary fermentation - the very heart of the beer. The brettanomyces yeast imparts robust fruit flavors and aromas, and combines with Motueka and Topaz hops to create uncommon tastes and aromas.

Wild at Heart pours a rich amber hue, slightly hazy with a full white head. Tropical aromas include mango, passion fruit, pineapple, and a touch of slight lemon and lime. Complex flavors present a restrained fruity sweetness, green apples and a touch of tartness. Carefully balanced with gentle malt sweetness and moderate lemon and lime hop flavor. Faint hop bitterness is followed by a crisp, effervescent finish.

Famous Grouse is back!

Back in stock now!

The Famous Grouse 70cl 40%

Shop and compare our prices!  We are not afraid to post them.  Pull up our blog on your smart phone next time your are shopping somewhere else and compare easily.
The Famous Grouse Blended Scocth....$29.99 / 1.75 ml
The original blend of The Famous Grouse, perfectly balanced with notes of orange citrus, sherry and oaky tones

2013 Commanderie de Peyrassol Rosé

You may not be thinking that is is Rose time yet, but do not wait too long on this one, it might be gone by the time the weather heats up!

Only 7 cases available 
2013 Commanderie de Peyrassol Rosé...$19.99

Picked as the top Rose of the 2012 Vintage by both The New York Times wine writer Eric Asimov and Decanter Magazine.  We are very excited to kick of Rose season with the Commanderie de Peyrassol Rosé, why save the best for last?
For us, this wine is the classic representation of the pink-tinted wines of this region and is the workhorse wine of the estate. It carries a pale rose color, a lovely fruit blossom nose and finishes crisply dry with a stony touch that gives it class and elegance. The grape blend is usually Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah in varying percentages. The average age of the vines is 25 years or more. The Rosés of Peyrassol are made from the direct press method. The grapes undergo cold maceration before being pressed. This gives them their beautiful watermelon pink color. The fermentation takes place under controlled temperatures and is exceptionally long, resulting in rosés that are both lively, fresh and full-bodied. As production has increased at Peyrassol with the additional plantings, we too have increased our purchases. 

Sam Adams new Longshot!

In stock now at Forsyth!

Sam Adams Longshot...$9.49 / 6pk
Includes 2 bottles each of these 3 beers below...

American Stout
Created by Created by Russ Brunner, FL
Russ has been brewing for three years but this was his first venture into creating a recipe from scratch. The result of his hard work is a big malty stout with notes of chocolate and coffee that carry through to a velvety finish with hints of roasted cocoa. The richness is balanced by subtle citrus and pine notes from the American hops that add a touch of bitterness to this deep and satisfying brew. 7.2% ABV

Pineapple IPA
Created by Created by Samuel Adams Employee Teresa Bury, PA
Teresa made it a personal challenge to create a beer with a strong hop flavor that was balanced with her favorite fruit, pineapple. Brewed with four different American hops for a burst of grapefruit character that’s mellowed and complemented by the tropical fruit notes from the pineapple. 6.0% ABV

Created by Created by Cesar Marron, IL
After reading about the history of this unusual yet traditional Polish smoked wheat beer, Cesar was drawn to the idea of brewing a Grätzer. This unique & flavorful beer comes alive with its combination of smoky sweetness from the heirloom smoked malt and the spicy and herbal notes from Saaz hops. 4.4% ABV

2014 NB La Folie is here!

2014 New Belgium La Folie...$11.99
La Folie Wood Aged Beer is our original wood-conditioned beer, resting in French Oak barrels between one and three years before being bottled. Peter Bouckaert came to us from Rodenbach, home of the fabled sour red. Our La Folie emulates the spontaneous fermentation beers of Peter's beloved Flanders with sour apple notes, a dry effervescence, and earthy undertones.
Beginning in 2013 we'll do a single bottling of La Folie for the year. Collect the 22-oz. unique-to-2013 designed bottle and start a yearly wood-aged collection of goodness.

Butter Chardonnay

Butter Chardonnay comes from the former winemaker at Rombauer!

2013 Butter Chardonnay
Butter Chardonnay...$16.99 / 750ml
Delivering on its name, this wine has an ethereal creaminess on the palate, woven with smooth vanillin scented oak. Tropical flavors of pineapple and honeydew intertwine delicately on the mid pallet and linger on to the finish.

Winemaker: Rob Lloyd obtained his Masters Degree in Enology at UC Davis in 1999. Soon after he became the winemaker at Rombauer Winery in Napa where he helped them become named Wine Spectators Top 100 Wines in the World in 2007.

Clos del Rey

We are proud to introduce the amazing new wines to Missouri...

2010 Clos del Rey Le Sabina....$19.99

The Montagnes’ 2010 Cotes du Roussillon Sabina as usual showcases Grenache, though here the complimentary young-vines Syrah amounts to 30%. There is infectious juiciness and invigoration from seedy red and black raspberries – mingled with beet root and laced with a hint of horseradish for a borscht-like effect – in the context of formidable sheer intensity. But that is not to say that nuance is left behind. Iris and violet on the nose proceed to waft through the entire proceedings, while crushed stone and saline suffusions serve for counterpoint and saliva-liberation on a long, energetic and dynamic finish. This effusive and polished performance should remain captivating – not to mention offer outstanding value – through at least 2016. 
Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate

2009 Clos del Rey Clos del Rey....$44.9960% Carignan and 40% Syrah
The depth of richness to the Montagnes’ 2009 Cotes du Roussillon Clos del Rey – only released in 2013, as they always practice long elevage followed by bottle-aging in their cellars – is predictable given the nature of that vintage and this father-son team’s track record. What takes me by delightful surprise are the fine grain to its abundant tannins and the lift and brightness as well as the counterpoint of mineral and fruit elements that are here allied to almost massive density and concentration. A pungent nose of poached cherries laced with licorice, rosemary, black pepper and a hint of vanilla leads to an expansive palate and a finish of tongue-tingling intensity, mouthwatering salinity, schist-licking stoniness, and peppery bite that vividly sets-off the plush, ripe, yet vibrant fruit. This beauty should prove worth following through at least 2025. And one again, incidentally, it illustrates the versatility and adaptability – to site, to style, and to one another – of the grapes grown in Roussillon, as here we have roughly 60% Carignan and the rest Syrah.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate