Friday, October 8, 2010

Day Two hundred and Forty- 33 Wine, St Louis, and more a tad late

I apologize for the late post, but after getting in late to St Louis, time got away from me, but fret not folks, catch up time is here!!

Certainly feels like it's not October here in St Louis, feels more like late August meaning that we were able to walk from one end of the city to another... A farmer's market, plenty of local shops and eateries were on the itinerary that's for sure. But the place that stood out most for me was 33 wine - a tasting bar and wine shop. We settled in for a nice glass of wine, a Kabinett Riesling for my companion and significant other and a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir for me. We decided to get some cheese with our wine and ordered some Capriole chevre. Hailing from Indiana, this is a cheese that could definitely tango with some of the best French goat's milk cheeses - light, lactic, grassy and classically goaty, this cheese brings a smile to your face. The other cheese we got I had never had-- it's entitled Moray and is from
Wisconsin. Modeled on the French Morbier, this cheese was a layer of sheep's milk cheese and a layer of goat's milk cheese separated by grape vine ash. Certainly completely different than it's inspiration which is creamy and unctuous, this cheese was firm with a rustic barnyardy flair, true American cheesemaking sung through here!!! Too bad there was no
Missouri cheese available for tasting with a glass of wine but these two Mid West cheeses certainly showed us what this region can do!

If you are ever in St Louis, it's worth a visit to 33 wine, with over one hundred and fifty wines and close to the same number of beers, you can always be excited by something new, whether you drink it there or in the comfort of your own home or in our case, hotel room.

33 Wine
1913 Park Ave.
St Louis, Mo

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