Date Night Idea

Start with that classic pair, wine and cheese, and add a few other tidbits to create your own sweet combos for a party buffet, or just the two of you in front of a fire.

Let’s get started …

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Winesday

Mix or match any 6 or more 750ml bottles of wine and save 15% off on WEDNESDAY … or at Schnucks, we like it call it WINESDAY!
Not Wednesday? Still save 10% off our lowest posted price every day with a purchase of 6 or more 750ml bottles!

Apricots

Dried fruit offers a sweet contrast to a slaty or savory cheese.

Walnuts

A few nuts add texture, sweetness and a hint of salt.

Blue Cheese

Known for their blue vein coloring, these varieties are boldly flavored – from salty to spicy.

Grapes

A burst of sweetness can increase the flavors of some cheeses.

Salami

Strong, savory flavors enhance the taste of cheese or crackers.

Goat Cheese

This soft cheese has a robust aroma and tart, earthy flavor.

Brie

The perfect dessert cheese has a soft, silky texture and a buttery flavor that pairs nicely with fruit or nuts.

Crackers

The subtle, salty flavor and crunchy texture provides balance and substance.

Fig Jam

A hint of berry with a honey-like sweetness serves as a perfect match for Brie.

Colby Jack

This classic blend has a semi-hard texture and mild flavor.

4 Hands Brewing Company, Rose Weirdo

As you sit down with Kevin Lemp, Co-Owner and President of 4 Hands Brewing Company, you start to understand how this brand became a one-of-a-kind stand-out in St. Louis. With a background in marketing and a love of beer, he married creative with craft to create community.

It didn’t take long for Chris Wong, Director of Wine, Spirits and Beer, to understand and appreciate what Kevin and his team were doing in the St. Louis craft beer scene – developing approachable yet refined flavors. One meeting later, and the rest was history.

Some may call the partnership between Schnucks and 4 Hands an anticipated evolution of all things beverages. In some respects, yes. But in no way could this partnership be boiled down to something so simple as business.

How so? Ask the Schnucks and 4 Hands team, and they will describe a process simply as one dedicated to quality, creativity and providing the customer an experience unlike any other. And this passion is exemplified in their upcoming launch of Rosé Weirdo, an imperial IPA born out of intrigue and comradery, fermented with honey, pineapple and blood oranges. And, you can’t miss the label.

The IPA first made an appearance three years ago as a collaboration for the 13th Annual St. Louis Food and Wine Experience. In short, Rosé Weirdo was a three-year labor of love that will come to life in the form of 250 cases.

What does Schnucks say about the partnership? “It’s a passion, [and Rosé Weirdo] is just a little part of what we have done with [4 Hands],” Chris Wong said. “It’s authentic. It’s a partnership that you can only get with us. It’s a way to connect with your community.”

Rosé Weirdo hits shelves on Winesday, February 28 in many of the Metro St. Louis Schnucks locations.

4 Hands Brewery Logo

Collaborations with Schnucks

Bear Mace Baltic Porter

Bock n’ Black Weisenbock

Ill Repute Imperial Pumpkin Porter

Madagascar and Madagascar II

Reclaimed Farmhouse Ale

Rosé Weirdo

Aperol Spritz

This bubbly beverage makes a perfect aperitif.

2 part Prosecco
1 part Aperol
1 orange slice
Top with Schnucks club soda
1. Combine Prosecco, Aperol and
club soda. Garnish with orange slice.

PER SERVING: CAL 167, FAT 0g (0 G SAT. FAT), CHOL 0mg, SODIUM 24mg, CARB 18g (0g FIBER, 16g SUGARS), PRO 0g

Simply Schnucks February
Hot Chocolate with a twist

Minty Hot Chocolate

Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes Serves: 1

1 cup Schnucks vitamin D whole milk
2 tablespoons chocolate hazelnut spread plus additional melted for garnish
2 tablespoons peppermint schnapps
Whipped cream and Schnucks ground cinnamon for garnish

  1. In a small saucepan, heat milk to a simmer over medium heat; reduce heat to low. Whisk in
    hazelnut spread until melted and smooth; remove from heat and stir in schnapps.
  2. Pour into mug; drizzle with melted chocolate-hazelnut spread, top with whipped cream and
    dust with cinnamon.

Each serving: about 433 calories, 20 g fat (9 g saturated), 24 g cholesterol, 120 g sodium, 41 g
carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 32 g sugars, 10 g protein

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes Serves: 1
1 cup Schnucks vitamin D whole milk
1 cinnamon stick
1 pinch Schnucks ground cayenne pepper plus additional for garnish
1/3 cup Schnucks semisweet chocolate chips
Whipped cream and Schnucks ground cinnamon for garnish

In small saucepan, heat milk, cinnamon stick and cayenne to a simmer over medium heat;
remove from heat. Whisk in chocolate until melted; remove cinnamon stick. Pour into mug; top
with whipped cream and dust with cinnamon and cayenne.

Each serving: about 418 calories, 25 g fat (14 g saturated), 24 g cholesterol, 111 g sodium, 48 g
carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 42 g sugars, 10 g protein

Chai Hot Chocolate

Total Time: 10 minutes Serves: 1
1 cup Schnucks vitamin D whole milk
¼ cup chopped bittersweet chocolate
1 tablespoon packed Schnucks brown sugar
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon ground cardamom
1 pinch ground black pepper
Schnucks ground cinnamon for garnish

In small saucepan, heat milk, chocolate, sugar, vanilla, cardamom and pepper over medium heat
until chocolate melts, whisking frequently. Pour into mug; dust with cinnamon.

Each serving: about 525 calories, 28 g fat (17 g saturated), 24 g cholesterol, 109 g sodium, 50 g
carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 45 g sugars, 12 g protein

Bottles of O'Fallon Megalopolis Ale laying on a concrete surface.

Schnucks and O’Fallon Brewery recently partnered and launched Megalopolis Ale.

Megalopolis is a Cream Ale that is light on the palate with a soft, sweet hint of fruit from a dash of flaked maize and Kolsch yeast. They alter the style slightly by burst-hopping Megalopolis for a fresh orange citrus hop flavor and aroma in the finish, while leaving the bitterness behind. It’s bright unmistakable color sets it apart! Taste it…crushable and quick, this hop-forward beer is meant to be an everyday favorite.

We asked Chris Wong, Schnucks Director of Wine, Spirits and Beer, to share his thoughts on the latest collaboration with O’Fallon Brewery.

When did the partnership start and will there be another partnership?

We’ve had a partnership with O’Fallon Brewery for years. We’ve developed a handful of other collaborative beers with them, specifically a Barrel Aged Imperial Pumpkin and (3) Variants of Co’al Train all aged in whiskey barrels. We repurposed ex-whiskey barrels from single barrel projects in which to age the beers.

How would you describe the flavor of Megalopolis Ale?

Approachable and balanced. It’s a mouthwatering style that the team at O’Fallon carefully developed to bridge the gap between bitter and sweet. It’s lighter bodied and slightly hop forward creating a balanced sessionable beer. We love the fact the beer is unique and refreshing!

Are we missing anything?

We were craft before it was cool! We’ve been partnering with local breweries to bring authentically awesome new products to our customers for years. We’re proud to play a part in the craft beer scene and are excited to see where creativity and innovation can take us.

Megalopolis Ale is currently available in most Metro Missouri and Metro Illinois stores.

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Bloody mary

One-up your brunch Bloody Marys with an edible, good-for-you party on top.

Classic Mary

TOTAL: 5 MIN – 2 SERVINGS

FOR JUICE
8 oz. V8® Low Sodium Vegetable Juice
3 dashes Schnucks hot sauce
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce (or soy)
dash salt
dash pepper
½ tsp. horseradish (or wasabi)
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. pickle juice
1 tsp. steak sauce
1½ oz. vodka

FOR RIM
Lawry’s Seasoned Pepper
lemon or lime garnish

  1. Combine all ingredients except vodka in a blender. Blend until smooth. Stir in vodka.
  2. Rub the rim of the glass with a lemon or lime slice and roll in Lawry’s Seasoned Pepper.
  3. Fill glass with ice and add juice.

What’s Up Mary

TOTAL: 5 MIN – 2 SERVINGS

FOR JUICE
8 oz. Naked orange carrot juice
3 dashes Schnucks hot sauce
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
dash salt
dash pepper
½ tsp. horseradish (or wasabi)
¼ cup fresh orange juice
1 tbsp. pickle juice
1 tsp. steak sauce
1½ oz. vodka

FOR RIM
Tajin Clasico Seasoning
lemon or lime garnish

  1. Combine all ingredients except vodka in a blender. Blend until smooth. Stir in vodka.
  2. Rub the rim of the glass with a lemon or lime slice and roll in Tajin Clasico Seasoning.
  3. Fill glass with ice and add juice.

Spicy Verde Mary

TOTAL: 5 MIN – 2 SERVINGS

FOR JUICE
10-12 tomatillos
1 jalapeño
1 stalk celery
1 clove minced garlic
1½ oz. vodka

FOR RIM
coarse sugar
lime garnish

  1. Combine all ingredients except vodka in a blender. Blend until smooth. Stir in vodka.
  2. Rub the rim of the glass with a lime slice and roll in coarse sugar.
  3. Fill glass with ice and add juice.

For a different twist on the classic Mary, substitute gin for vodka—a combo known as the Ruddy Mary.

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