Happy Winesday- New Wines at Mike’s

April 18, 2017 This just in! Read below for information on the newest limited wines available at Mike’s. 2014 K MOTOR CITY KITTY SYRAH A screaming deal of 100% Syrah from one of the greatest producers of domestic Syrah!!  2014 has yet to be reviewed, but we expect greatness based upon a great history of press on Motor City Kitty.  …

Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break

This week brought us one behemoth of a mashup in the stout department! Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break takes the ingredient ideas behind two already wildly popular beers for one even more awesome beer. Evil Twin has Biscotti Break (which we sell for $3.99/16oz can). Westbrook has their famed Mexican Cake (sadly this does not see distribution in these parts). …

NEW in Beer this Week, Feb. 8

The past couple weeks have been great for beer deliveries! For starters, a TON of limited Crooked Stave dropped. Many fruited variants of the Nightmare, Origins, and L’Brett d’ series.  Several bottles are still scattered between the stores.  In the same arena, a few bottles of Prairie Bible Belt and Barrel-Aged Bible belt still remain. Many new beers from The …

Winter Tea Julep

Winter Tea Julep Makes two 3 oz. Reiger’s Kansas City Whiskey 1.5 oz Brown Sugar Syrup (recipe below) 10 oz boiling water 2 peppermint tea bags Brown Sugar Syrup: Bring 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1/4 cup of water to boil in a sauce pan over high heat. Once mixture starts to boil, lower heat to simmer and let …

French Feature: Burgundy Wine

Winter is upon us, so let’s drink more Burgundy, Kansas City!! Looking back on the highlights of 2016, before the holidays picked up, I was able to travel to France in the fall for some fabulous food and beautiful sightseeing. No trip to France is complete, however, without meeting with Becky Wasserman & Co, one of our French wine importers, …

Toast-y Champagne Cocktails

Here are a couple of drink recipes that our very own Henry Feltmeyer developed at Mike’s Wine and Spirits to help you toast to 2017 and get through the winter months. The first is a sparkling wine based punch featuring Jules Larose Brut, an affordable alternative to expensive Champagnes that is a versatile Mike’s Pick. The Jules Larose, along with …

Hoppy Holidays: Hanssens Artisanaal Lambics

This past week we received a limited shipment of lambics from Hanssens Artisanaal.   Hanssens are a traditional Belgian lambic blendery.   They procure freshly brewed and spontaneously inoculated lambic wort from Lindemanns, Boon and Girardin and ferment it in oak barrels in their facility.  After particular amounts of time (1, 2 and 3 years), different ages of lambic are blended to …

Oh Deer – The Holidays are Here

Winter is upon us here in Kansas City, there is a definite cold snap in the air, and we had snow on the ground a week ago with more most likely on the way. The holidays are just around the corner. That means long lines at the store, rushing around to buy gifts, getting the house decorated, and putting up …

Belgium Brews: Fantôme Dark White

Brasserie Fantôme – Saison/Farmhouse Ale – 4.7% ABV – $12.99 – 750ml Bottle 92 on RateBeer.Com COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION Belgian Ale Brewed with Black Pepper and Spices In my last review, I talked about Brasserie Fantôme’s dandelion saison “Pissenlit.”  As I pointed out, Fantôme is one of those breweries that is held in high regard by figureheads of the industry, but …

Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

Rosé Rosé wines as a category have finally taken off over the past couple of years, and here at Mike’s Wine and Spirits we couldn’t be happier. They are fun, easy drinking wines that have a broad appeal to lovers of both white and red wines, while being approachable enough that wine-novices can enjoy them as well. The weather may …