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The Wine and Cheese Place was featured...
The Best Boutique Wine Shops in St. Louis
---Feast Magazine
 
 

The Wine & Cheese Place
For more than 35 years, The Wine & Cheese Place has been a favorite stop for shoppers across the St. Louis area: The store operates locations in Clayton, Rock Hill, Ballwin and Creve Coeur. True to its name, the shop offers an impressive selection of wine (over 5,000, to be exact) and cheese (which is cut fresh to order), but you'll also find loads of rare spirits and craft beers, including some that are barrel-aged exclusively for The Wine & Cheese Place. Make sure to keep an eye on the shop's blog, maintained by longtime manager Paul Hayden, for the latest releases. (Photo courtesy of The Wine & Cheese Place)
The Wine & Cheese Place, multiple locations, wineandcheeseplace.com




 
 
S.D. Strong Cave Aged 4 Year Old Cheddar
Come in for a taste - it is fantastic.
Made in an underground cave. Located in Parkville, Missouri


 
WOW = Wine Of the Week


98 Points and under $30
Taste it today at all 4 locations from 11am-3pm


 
2016 El Enemigo Chardonnay...$25.99
Today on sale for $23.98
This is really amazing with an exotic dried-fruit character of pineapple and mangoes. Full-bodied, rich and fruity with cream, pie-crust and caramel character. Crazy chardonnay with a little Jura style and some flor undertones. It really does have flor in the barrel when aging. Love. Get it. Drink now.
Rated 98/100 James Suckling
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

 
 Wine Department


2013 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Cabernet Franc...$99.98
Regular $109.99
Lowest price online is $115.99

It's very intense and powerful, but at the same time, there is a kind of lightness on the palate that makes if feel light on its feet but with great inner power. The peppery character appears after some time, giving it a Chinon-like twist, and it also reminds me of my favorite Bordeaux, Pomerol's Lafleur. This is definitely world-class and worth lying down, as it should develop further complexity in bottle. This is one of those wines where the only improvement I can think of is having magnums rather than bottles. Bravo! Some 3,000 bottles produced.
Rated 100/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 99/100 James Suckling
 
 


2014 Bodega Aleanna El Enemigo Cabernet Franc...$19.98 
Regular $22.99
The 2014 El Enemigo Cabernet Franc is pure Cabernet Franc from Gualtallary fermented with 50% whole clusters. It felt riper than the 2013, and there are less herbal aromas and more notes from the plum-like spectrum. What I like here is the tastiness in the palate and the fine tannins, the chalky sensation that provides an almost salty finish. The palate is a lot fresher than the nose points at and the acidity is quite high. It slowly develops a note of curry, getting spicier and spicier in the glass. 35,000 bottles produced.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate


2010 Bodega Aleanna Gran Enemigo Cabernet Franc Agrelo...$79.98
Regular $94.99
El Gran Enemigo SV Agrelo is deep purple with red highlights. Its aromas are intense and elegant. Cabernet Franc brings light notes of eucalyptus and thyme. Malbec brings notes of ripe black fruits, blackberries and black cherries. The oak aging gives a touch of chocolate and vanilla to blend. Excellent balance and elegant. This wine was made in honor of the old Pomerol style where Cabernet Franc was blended with the other Bordeaux varieties.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate
 
 


 
2015 Dominio de Eguren Codice Red...$8.99
The outstanding 2015 Codice is made all from Tempranillo grown in Manchuela that spent 6-months in a mix of French and American oak. Terrific notes of black cherries, floral notes, cedary spice, and dried herbs all flow from this pure, elegant, very pretty red that has fine tannin, a forward, sexy texture and no hard edges. At 11 dollars, it more than over-delivers, and should certainly drink nicely for 3-4 years.
Rated 90/100 Jeb Dunnuck



 
True Swiss wines are hard to find in the U.S.  
We landed a few at our Rock Hill location.  Check them out.
2016 Germanier Les Terrasses - Fendant...$26.99
From a terraced vineyard in Vétroz, the 2016 Fendant de Vétroz "Les Terrasses" opens with a pretty intense bouquet of ripe white, yellow and citrus fruits with discreet aromas of crushed stones, stirred yeast and lime blossom. Medium-bodied, fresh and very elegant with piquant but perfectly integrated acidity and lovely salinity on the finish, this is charming and characterful Fendant (aka Chasselas) with pretty good tension. This is a great drinking pleasure. Serve it as an aperitif or with white meat, fish or cheese.
Rated 89/100 Wine Advocate

2016 Germanier Petite Arvine....$39.99
From clayey schist and moraine soils, the 2016 Petite Arvine offers a lovely clear, precise, fresh and intense bouquet with ripe, flinty-mineral, rather tropical fruit along with floral aromas. Lean, pure, straight and very elegant the palate, the 2016 reveals a delicate mineral freshness and crystalline structure with some smoky notes and a long, salty-vital finish. This is a medium to full-bodied, pretty complex and persistent yet really delicate Petite Arvine with a stimulatingly piquant finish. Fermented and aged in stainless steel, this is a delicious aperitif and a perfect wine with fish. Its elegant, crystalline and refreshingly grippy character reminds me of Riesling. Petite Arvine—the Riesling of the Valais?
Rated 92/100 Wine Advocate
 
Spirit Department
 
Surprise Whiskey raffle for the WRC = Whiskey Reward Club
 
 
Pre-Pappy Van Winkle raffle....
We are still waiting on the Pappy Van Winkle and the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection.  We do NOT have a date for this one yet.  We will update when we have a date for the Pappy Raffle.

But we are doing a Medium Rare Whiskey bonus raffle.  
This will include all purchases (wine/beer/whiskey/cheese...) over the past 6 months through Friday November 30th.  Names will be drawn either Saturday Dec 1 or Sunday Dec 2nd.  Most likely Dec 2nd as we have the beer raffle too - see below.    It will probably go through multiple days of drawing.

Included in this raffle....
  • Blantons Bourbon...$53.99
  • Sazerac 6 Year Old Rye....$29.99
  • Col. E.H. Taylor Small Batch
  • Elijah Craig Small Batch C918 134.4 proof
  • Elijah Craig Small Batch A118 130.6 proof
  • Stagg Jr....$44.99
  • Black Maple Hill Oregon Bourbon...$74.99
  • Black Maple Hill Oregon Rye...$74.99
  • Eagle Rare 10 Year Old...$31.99
  • Weller Special Reserve $19.99 / 750ml
  • Willett Pot Still Reserve Bourbon....$39.99 / 750ml
  • Willett Pot Still Reserve Bourbon....$79.99 / 1.75 liter
  • High West Double Rye Limited Release Aged in Tawny Port...$45.99
  • High West Double Rye Limited Release Aged in Manhattan Barrel...$45.99
There will be a few others added...




 
Scotch Tasting!  Soon
We will taste many of the Scotches on Decebmer 7th at our Forsyth location.

Save the date - we will post more details soon.


Lost Distillery Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Benachie...$38.99
Benachie Distillery existed 1824-1913 
Classic Collection
Part of a series, this is Lost Distillery's take on what Benachie Distillery's whisky might taste like today, had it not closed in 1913. It has a notably dark amber hue, and a bouquet that suggests toffee and campfire smoke. On the palate, it's a relatively dry sip, starting with toffee but unpacking slow-building smoke, clove and burnt orange peel, and finishing with cigar wrapper, unsweetened chocolate and spice. A good contemplative sipper. Best Buy.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Enthusiast
 
 
 
Lost Distillery Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Lossit...$38.99
Lossit Distillery existed 1817-1867
Classic Collection
46% ABVHad Islay's Lossit Distillery not closed in 1867, this is Lost Distillery's interpretation of what the whisky might taste like today, part of a series. This golden Scotch has a peaty aroma, with a honeyed undercurrent. Notably smooth and silky on the palate, a medicinal, iodine note leads on the palate, followed by bold peat smoke and hints of BBQ-like mesquite. A faint citrus note plays on the smoky, peppery fade. A splash of water helps temper the lip--numbing alcohol heat.


Lost Distillery Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Towiemore...$38.99
Towiemore Distillery existed 1898-1931
Classic Collection
46% ABV
Had the Dufftown/Speyside Towiemore Distillery not closed in 1931, this is Lost Distillery's take on what the whiskey might taste like today, part of a series. This blended Scotch has a copper penny hue and an aroma that intertwines light peat smoke with baked pear and tea. The palate shows cocoa, peat smoke, cigar wrapper and tea, finishing with clove sparks in a long, warm, smoky and chocolaty finish. Best Buy.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Enthusiast
 
 
 
 
Lost Distillery Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Stratheden...$54.99
Stratheden existed between 1829-1926
Archivist Collection
Aroma: A dense, leathery nose with traces of dry fruit-cake, madeira cake and tinned pears, and a suspicion of scorched newspaper in the background. After a while a hint of pastry, hard toffee and sweet tobacco. A drop of water increases the pastry note, now buttery, and replaces the fruity notes with waxy green apple.
Taste: Sweet and peppery to taste, at bottled strength, with a trace of salt and a warming, medium-length finish. Lingering heat. Similar profile with water, at reduced levels, but without the salt and warm finish.
 
 
Lost Distillery Blended Malt Whisky Gerston...$54.99 
Gerston existed 1796-1882 & 1886-1914
Archivist Collection
Aroma: Light malt loaf to start, with sultanas and a trace of allspice. After a while a very slight steamy/smoky note, and hints of hard toffee. The smoky/maritime note increases over time, but becomes dirty (exhaust fumes) when water is added.
Taste: Smooth texture, sweet taste with smoke in the finish and a mineral twist. Water softens the texture; less sweet but still smoky, and a lingering smokiness in the aftertaste.
Comment: The flavour profile is just what you would expect from a 19th Century distillery.
 


Lost Distillery Blended Malt Scotch Whiskey Auchnagie...$54.99
Distillery existed 1812-1911 
Archivist Collection
Aroma: Slight nose prickle. The top notes are juicy and fruity – bruised pears, grapefruit, fresh orange peel. Behind this there is a light biscuit note (Rich Tea biscuit) and a trace of steam engine. A little water introduces estery pear drops, soft apples and oiled leather.
Taste: Very sweet to taste at bottled strength, with considerable spice across the tongue and a warming, medium-length finish. Fruity boiled sweets in the aftertaste. At reduced strength it is less sweet and less spicy, but remains fruity, with a trace of vanilla sponge – Eve’s Pudding.
Comment: Spicy and vigorous at full strength; soft and pleasant with a dash of water.
read more about the distillery
 
 
 
Lost Distillery Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Gerston Vintage Collection...$234.99
46%Vol
Limited release of 1,000 bottles
Vintage Collection
Aroma: A relatively closed nose; clean and fresh, with traces of linen and herbal fabric freshener. Laura Ashley? After a while a light, spicy prickle emerges, topping a fruity/doughy note: apple dumpling, made with suet and dusted with nutmeg. With a drop of water the paper note advances, joined by warm leatherette and a trace of steam.
Taste: Smooth texture, sweet taste and a surprising amount of smoke in the finish – more coal smoke/steam engine than peat smoke. An unusual, antique taste, which holds up well with a drop of water, although the smoky element is reduced.

 
 
 
Lost Distillery Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Auchnagie Vintage Collection...$234.99
46%Vol
Limited release of 1,000 bottles
Vintage Collection
Batch #2
Blend of rare malts
Appearance: Pale gold. Lemon lights.
Aroma: Sweet malt in the foreground, rapidly followed by fruity notes – tinned pears – with traces of spun honey. The sweet cereal now in the background as sweet biscuit. Water introduces hemp rope and wet cardboard, but still with a fruity top-note.
Taste: Sweet to taste at bottled strength, with considerable spice across the tongue and a warming, medium-length finish. At reduced strength it is less sweet and less spicy, but remains fruity, with a trace of apple sponge and vanilla.

 
 
Lost Distillery Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Stratheden Vintage Collection...$234.99
46%Vol
Limited release of 1,000 bottles
Vintage Collection
Batch #2
Blend of rare malts
Appearance: Full gold.
Aroma: A dense, leathery nose to start, then dry fruit-cake, madeira cake (with Maraschino cherries) and tinned pears. After a while a hint of pastry, hard toffee and sweet tobacco. A drop of water introduces pastry made with lard and adds a brown-paper note to faint pears.
Taste: Surprisingly sweet and peppery to taste, at bottled strength, with a trace of salt and a warming, medium-length finish. Lingering heat. Similar profile with water, at reduced levels, but with more fruit.

 

 
Beer Department
 

November Edition!
Decided to do another one in November based on Beer Purchases only this time.


 
In our effort to keep mixing it up and giving more people a chance to get some rare beer....
We saved some exciting beers and will do a raffle at the end of November.
Raffle Method - emails will be sent out December 1st.
Read details below.

BRC release based on BEER ONLY purchases starting Nov 1st through November 30th, 2018.  
20 names will be picked via random number generator from the top 200 people in the BRC during that time period.  

For the November Raffle  - we have these bottles available to purchase for the names drawn...
  • Perennial TWCP Maman....$39.99   (8 bottles)
  • 2nd Shift BA Vanilla LSD...$15.99 / 375ml (4 bottles)
  • Tilquin Groseille Rouge...$15.99 / 375ml (5 bottles)
  • Tilquin Oude Quetsche...$15.99 / 375ml (3 bottle)
We will email the 20 winners and they will send back their list in order of preference and they will get their top choice that is still available.  We will confirm in order that their name was drawn.  Thank you!
 
 

 

 

We still have a little left.  Thist batch was considerably bigger than last year
Side Project Merci Batch #4...$29.99 / 750ml
 
Here was the final blend....if you made it to the blending, hopefully you kept your notes on your own blends.
  • 3.6% of our Foedre Blond (same base as Fuzzy) 5 years of solera method in a french oak foedre
  • 39.8% of #40 - 12 months in french oak puncheons (higher brett phenolics than most Side Project beers)
  • 8.7% of Foedre Terry - 8 months in french oak foedre (high must, funk, slight brine)
  • 7.9% of Oude Fermier - 18 months in french oak
"Went a little more "wild ale" with this blend and tried to express as much Brett as possible" - Cory King, Side Project Brewing on Batch #4. 
 
 



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