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The Wine & Cheese Place
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
7435 Forsyth Blvd
phone: (314) 727-8788
(Place added by: MJR)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 53
quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3
Two of the first three words in the name describe what most of this store is about; but as most dedicated BA's as general beer lovers know in general, where there's a wine shop, there may be good beer (uh, or something like that!).
Located in a sort of strip-mall on a decent neighborhood in Clayton, the Wine and Cheese Place boasts home to a fair amount of good beers. Most noticeable is the nice Belgium selection - Fantome, Cantillon, Rochefort, trappist just to name a few, including vintage offerings). Some English and German brews also to be found and a small amount of US-micro's; didn't see any BMC, but I may have gotten programmed into over-looking the ugly triplets. What caught my eye, and what I was in search for and found was a 12 pack sampler of O'Fallon brews; these are widely available in the area, but still a good find.
All in all, an average stop, nothing too fancy, price is about average; no mix and match six packs, didn't see any pubware (i.e. glasses, coasters); the beer aisle is well lit, but somewhat boxed in between stacks of wine boxes and the deli with room for only a few to browse at a time. Employees were friendly. If you are passing by for whatever reason, stop by, it's easy in-and-out access; if you're not in the area, don't spend extra gas mileage to seek it out.
01-04-2005 03:19:11 |
More by GeoffRizzo
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$
This place is closest to my home, so I frequent the most. I like it, it gets the job done, staff is always very nice. I think their selection is good, I just wish Missouri was allowed to carry more beer from different states. An extra star for being the closest to the metrolink. Literally less than a 5 minute walk from Forsyth station.
09-10-2013 04:27:38 |
More by edenstjames
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5
Quality: While this store specializes in wines and specialty foods, the beer selection seems very well kept. Everything was rotated and I didn't spot any dusty bottles.
Service: I went during lunch, and was greeted warmly on the way in. I did my beer browsing without any offers of help, but did receive some assistance when making my cheese purchase.
Selection: The overall selection of beer is a bit small, but they have a good selection of Belgian brews. Rochefort, St. Bernardus, Oud Beersel, and several others not easily found in St. Louis are here. The English and German selection was small and uninteresting, and U.S. micros are mostly non-existent.
Overall, I found a few gems, but this won't be a regular stop for me.
07-09-2003 09:49:30 |
More by MJR
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25 | $$$
This may be one of the better beer destinations in St. Louis, but I've never been bowled over. The shop is, not surprisingly, mostly aimed at the wine and cheese crowd. Beer occupies a large back room with a few refrigerators. Local breweries are pretty well represented, but the selection is not overwhelming as a whole - a lot of the room is occupied by cases of macro brews - and prices could definitely be a bit lower. Perhaps my expectations were a little inflated given the stellar reviews here on Beer Advocate.
01-16-2013 02:59:08 |
More by Nrbelex
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I have not been back to my hometown for about two years, and back to The Wine and Cheese place for much longer, I was on a good beer hunt. I wanted to bring back to CA some brews we can't get here.
Back in the day, about 10 years ago, when I still lived in St.Louis I was a regular. Walking in I was blown away with the selection.
I spied many I wanted to take home with me, alas it was not to be. As I wrote I haven't been back to this shop for a while. One thing that has changes-for the worst-is you can't buy singles-WTF-I was taken aback. Hence the low service rating-although the young lady that helped was very good. Bummer-so I ended up buying a couple of bells sixers, an O'Fallon Smoked Porter, and an Avery.
Service was great-but don't come here expecting to buy singles
03-31-2008 23:52:39 |
More by bradybeer
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75 | $$
A mighty fine store this is! Located in a somewhat awkward space inside a strip mall-cum-office building, but right next to the drinking-and-eating action of Clayton (The Libertine, one of the best restaurants in the STL area, is two doors down from the store)
Lots of brews to choose from, including a bunch from Missouri (4 Hands, Charleville, Bat Creek and of course Boulevard)… Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad! Good selection of Evil Twin, at gentle prices, and lots of singles for mix-a-six. I also eyed some brands I can’t get in the East Coast like Hoppy Brewing and Twisted Pine. Among the European offerings, Barrel Aged Scotch Ale Silly caught my attention.
Prices are truly remarkable, for example Old Ruffian ’12 for $6.99 and Yeti for $7.79. These are beers I haven’t seen marked under ten dollars since at least 2008.
Don’t forget the cheese! They do have some really good cheeses here. Service is friendly and efficient, almost eager to please. I will come back next time I’m in St Louis.
11-23-2013 02:11:46 |
More by DoubleSimcoe
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Visited in late December for the first time in a few years, and was pleasantly surprised.
The main room as you walk in the store is filled with, well, wine and cheese selections. Head straight ahead and to the left, and you have the beer room.
This is not your standard liquor store beer selection with mainly sixers and a few bombers. While there are some six pack shelves, The Wine and Cheese Place focuses on high-end 22oz and 750ml bottles. Some great ones that caught my eye were vintage Schlafly Barleywine ('07 and up), Southern Tier selections, Jolly Pumpkin, and others.
What was even greater, though, was the import selection. Drie Fonteinen Kriek, various Fantome, Panil, Mikkeler, Traquair, and many many others. Again, the selection focuses on high-end, harder to find (and more costly) brews.
No matter how big of a beer geek you are, you're bound to find something that you can't leave without.
01-16-2012 03:36:33 |
More by mdvatab
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
The selection isn't huge, but quality over quantity. It has a large selection of belgians (ie Fantome, Cantillon, and the trappists) other great euros, including a large German selection, and a rather paltry selection of American micros. There are no macros to be found. For me, the reason I keep going back is the prices are the lowest around. Also, the wine, scotch and cheese selections are downright incredible. This is not a place to seek out for those going through the area, but as a local I don't take it for granted.
12-14-2004 22:46:42 |
More by swamiswamu
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
Time to rereview this store as there have been significant improvements over the course of the past year.
The selection has increased dramatically, with the Belgian and U.S. craft beer choices ballooning. They have to have just about every Belgian available in Missouri here, as well as the full lines of Bell's, Rogue, Odell, Schlafly, New Belgium, and a whole lot more. This is usually a great spot to pick up La Folie as, despite my best efforts, it seems to linger longer here than at other stores. There have always been an above-average range of interesting selections from the UK, Germany, and the former Soviet states.
The majority of the beers are kept on warm shelving, but in the darker room off the main store. The number of coolers continues to grow, and a nice selection is maintained in there as well.
Prices are a bit erratic, but have been trending down, Cantillon 750mls for about $11-$13 and 5l minikegs of Mönchshof for $16.99, for example. They are doing a really good job of rotating the selections with the seasons, and moving seasonals out at discounted prices rather than leaving them to rot. All of the beers I've purchased over the years have not shown signs of poor storage.
Wine & Cheese Place has transformed itself from a place to check out the beer selection if you were in the neighborhood, to a destination worth seeking out. Well done, and I hope they get the support needed to sustain the effort.
08-15-2007 15:16:28 |
More by Realale
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Solid selection of beers. From American micro to imports this is the place to go in Mid-County. I have been a couple of times and I have never had anyone offer any assistance, whatever, not a huge problem since I new what I was after... but.
Last time I was in there was a table with beers for the tasting, these included: Schlafly '06 and '07 Barleywine, Schlafly '07 Oak Aged Imperial Stout, and a couple of others that I do not recall.
I will make this one of my frequented stops for picking up some good suds.
11-08-2007 22:54:36 |
More by brewintheLou
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