The Wine & Cheese Place
Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 53 | Show All Ratings:
3.93/5 rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75 | $$
A mighty fine store this is! Located in a somewhat awkward space inside a strip mall-cum-office building, but right next to the drinking-and-eating action of Clayton (The Libertine, one of the best restaurants in the STL area, is two doors down from the store)
Lots of brews to choose from, including a bunch from Missouri (4 Hands, Charleville, Bat Creek and of course Boulevard)… Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad! Good selection of Evil Twin, at gentle prices, and lots of singles for mix-a-six. I also eyed some brands I can’t get in the East Coast like Hoppy Brewing and Twisted Pine. Among the European offerings, Barrel Aged Scotch Ale Silly caught my attention.
Prices are truly remarkable, for example Old Ruffian ’12 for $6.99 and Yeti for $7.79. These are beers I haven’t seen marked under ten dollars since at least 2008.
Don’t forget the cheese! They do have some really good cheeses here. Service is friendly and efficient, almost eager to please. I will come back next time I’m in St Louis.
11-23-2013 02:11:46 | More by DoubleSimcoe
3.57/5 rDev -20.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$
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
3.84/5 rDev -14.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25 | $$$
This may be one of the better beer destinations in St. Louis, but I've never been bowled over. The shop is, not surprisingly, mostly aimed at the wine and cheese crowd. Beer occupies a large back room with a few refrigerators. Local breweries are pretty well represented, but the selection is not overwhelming as a whole - a lot of the room is occupied by cases of macro brews - and prices could definitely be a bit lower. Perhaps my expectations were a little inflated given the stellar reviews here on Beer Advocate.
01-16-2013 02:59:08 | More by Nrbelex
4.58/5 rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
This place is awesome. Should be called The Beer, Wine, Bourbon, and Cheese Place. Extensive selcction of all of the above. Regarding beer, tons of Belgian and German. Pannepot 2009 for around $6, yes please. They carry a wide selection of some of the really cool STL micros: Sclfaly, Perennial, 4 Hands, Urbanchestnut, etc. Nice cold selection for take away. I loved how I could order on the internet and they had it packed and ready for pickup. Friendly staff. I thought the prices for many items were cheaper than I've seen in other cities, even for their Stone selection. Must stop while in STL.
06-29-2012 19:46:32 | More by eaglefreak
4.44/5 rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Don't let the name confuse you, this is quite the beer mecca. Probably the best place in St Louis for beer. The staff is friendly and can be very helpful. They have a large selection of beers from Belgium, England and Germany, not to mention many other countries in Europe and around the world. The selection of US craft beers is very good. This includes a good number of local and regional brewers to choose from. There are regular beer tastings to introduce you to beers you have never tried or even heard of before. They also allow you to order beers on-line and have them shipped to you if need be. Their prices are quite reasonable for what they offer. Highly recommended
06-15-2012 13:32:57 | More by soju6
4/5 rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
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
4.71/5 rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Visited October 28, 2011. I was flying into St Louis and I knew I just had to check this place out from all of the solid reviews from the Beeradvocate community. I actually took a Taxi from the Airport to here, it was a 15 minute drive.
Atmosphere: I showed up shortly after they opened, which was close to 9AM. There were only 2 workers at first, but then a third showed up shortly later. They were just getting in a new shipment, so it was fairly busy in there.
Quality and Selection: The Selection was pretty baffling. This is easily one of the best selections of beers I've ever seen in my life. While I was there I got a Schlafly Reserve 2010 Imperial Stout, Stone Calie-Belgie IPA, Nectar Ales Black Xantus, 4-pack Boulevard Black Truth Stout, 4-pack Founders Backwoods Bastard, 6-pack Wooden Nickel IPA, 4-pack New Holland Dragon's Milk and a Perennial Artisan Ales Hommel Bier.
Service: Their service was exceptional. I could only assume if they see you just amazed by what they have then they will let you explore things out yourself, which I did for quite some time. After awhile I finally asked if he could help me out. I asked him to help me find some locals and some things I wouldn't be able to try in Texas. Since I was more looking for Stouts he showed me what they had in that category, but then also suggested some others. I saw some great things in here which I tried before, so I didn't get them. They had greats, but I simply had them before.
Value: I spent close to $90 here and it was money well spent. If I ever visit St Louis again then I definitely know where I am coming back to.
11-02-2011 02:01:38 | More by TheAlamoWrocker
5/5 rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I was in St. Louis for a wedding this past weekend so I wanted to hit up the local shops there to grab some stuff to bring back to the East Coast. I almost didn't go here, but my GF suggested we go there.
I love her so much.
I mean, I was floored. My GF had to tell me to "calm down" several times. Their Belgian beer section was so comprehensive, I couldn't believe it. I came for Cantillon and local stuff, I left with over $180 of beer.
I was more than happy to give the beer guy a few Weyerbacher goodies that I had in my trunk for my buddy. I wish I had more to give him. He hooked me up big time.
I am proud to say that I will only be stopping at one place in St. Louis every time I am back.
10-24-2011 18:14:03 | More by raveskdr
4.9/5 rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
This is just the best place in Saint Louis to buy craft brew, bar none. There are some places that can get close, but their selection is not to be reckoned with. The people in the store are incredibly friendly and they really know their stuff. I threw out many different smaller breweries and they knew not only where to find them in their store but they would stand there and discuss beer with me. No one seemed to be in a hurry; which is good! They obviously love doing what they do and it is a deeply seeded interest of their's. In fact, its a pretty blue-collar kind of place. They live and breathe not only the micro-brew movement/market, but they continuously invite small wineries, breweries, and distilleries into their store for their cult followers.
Unlike many stores, The Wine and Cheese Place does not do lists anymore for new/anticipated releases. They are into rewarding those who come and actually involve themselves in supporting the beer culture that surrounds the store. They are also an avid supporter of all the Missouri microbrews (especially Charleville!) that bottle and have a focus on supporting local brew, spirits, and wine.
I highly recommend this place. The one on Forsyth is my favorite. This is be a frequent tripper for me, my friends.
Last trip I got 3 bottles of Firestone-Walker Double Jack, 3 bottles of Ale Mucho Hoppo, and a bottle of the Dogfish/Sierra Nevada "Life and Limb" collaboration. Spent 50 bucks.
08-23-2011 17:06:43 | More by paxchristi
4.3/5 rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I've shopped here regularly and purchased some nice brews about once a week for the last three weeks.
Probably one of the top spots in STL for craft beers and imports. Might have the largest selection I've ever seen, period. Never seen any out-of-date products, and received top-notch service when needed.
I do have one complaint: they advertised a tasting of a seasonal beer recently, but when I showed up, they had none to purchase. I might be off base, but if you're going to feature a beer in your weekly tasting, you should have some for purchase if the customer likes it. Just my opinion.
Overall, one of the top stores in the area.
07-26-2011 03:00:38 | More by FanofHefe
The Wine & Cheese Place in Clayton, MO
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