The Wine & Cheese Place
Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 53 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Realale:
4.15/5 rDev -7.4%
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
More User Reviews:
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
The Wine & Cheese Place in Clayton, MO
98 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.