Kate’s Fresh Rosé Picks For 2020

Beware the ides of March? Well perhaps Mark Antony was on to something but that was way before this CoronaVirus was a thing. On the positive side of March, the sun is out, the skies are clear and there isn’t a snowflake to be found near 141 Pitman. What can be found inside (besides ample amounts of hand sanitizer) is the first crop of Rosé season. We are delighted to see these fresh pink colors begin to brighten the store and lift our spirits. Here is a list of Kate’s Fresh Picks.  Cheers!

 

Pinta Negra Rosé   $6.99
Portuguese wines are super popular in the wine market right now!  They are some of the best values you can buy.  This one is so good, you would never think it’s only $6.99!  I dare you, bring this to a party and have your friends guess the price, I’m sure they will overshoot it and be pleasantly surprised.  This is also an easy case grab for your summer parties!

Tintero Rosato   $14.99
Our staff favorite Rosé of the year is back!! This one is spritzy and fruity with hints of watermelon rind and tart raspberries.  Tintero is a vineyard in Northern Italy, specifically in Piedmont.  This Rosato is a blend of 90% Barbera and 10% Arneis, who knew! This is always the first Rosé of the year to sell out, so grab some while you can!

Toad Hollow Rosé   $14.99
The Chardonnay from Toad Hollow has always been a hit here and this year we are featuring their dry, thirst-quenching, refreshing Rosé!  A rosé of Pinot Noir is always a treat, and this one is a great value from California.  This baby is a perfect patio sipper for all those warm days coming up!

Gouleyant Malbec Rosé   $11.99
Malbec is an extremely popular red wine for us at Bottles.  They are fruity, easy-drinking, and fun! Now, try a Rosé made from Malbec grapes!  This one is from southern France and has a perfectly electric, pink hue!  Dry and zingy, enjoy with cheese platters and seafood!

Casa Americo Rosé   $9.99
Another ‘ol Bottles favorite making a comeback!  A classic blend of the Portuguese grapes, Touriga Nacional and Alfrocheiro.

Vina Zorzal Rosé   $11.99
A unique, darker style of Rosé made from 100% Garnacha grapes!  This is one of the ‘punchiest’ Rosés of the season!  This reminds me of fruit punch, without the sweetness because of it’s dark, magenta color.  It is like eating a juicy raspberry and a lemon wedge at the same time.  Enjoy this with all the BBQ foods this summer!

Le Poussin Rosé   $11.99
One of the few Rosés that we feature with just a kiss of sweetness.  A French wine with flavors of cotton candy, strawberries, and watermelon.  Since there is that hint of sweetness, this works wonderfully with spicy foods, like tacos!

Mi Mi en Provence   $18.99
Not only is this a beautiful bottle with a glass closure, but inside contains a magical Rosé made by unicorns! Not really, but it is a scrumptious and classic Provencal Rosé, so bring this to your springtime picnics with all the sandwiches and snackies!

 

Les Dauphins CDR Rosé   $10.99
A blend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah which shows flavors of white peach, nectarine, and cranberry.  Dry, light, and a total crowd-pleaser! It’s richer than most and picks up those lovely garrigue flavors of rosemary, wild oregano, and lavender.

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Dry January Survival Guide

If you happen to be wondering how you will survive the rest of “Dry January”, foregoing any libations with alcohol, we are here to support your valiant efforts. Maybe it is a good thing – you’ll have to let us know in February. Until then, we are always of the “everything in moderation” approach. All that said, we have a selection of non-alc bevies that will certainly help add some zip and zing to just about any glass. These are all great in different ways. They are all staff tested and approved. Most of these (maybe not the beer) work with alcohol for when Dry January is behind us. Enjoy!

 

Seedlip Distilled Non-Alcoholic Spirits    $29.99

England-based Seedlip has been earning quite a buzz without actually producing one. The line up is non-alcoholic but it is distilled similarly as traditional spirits. Maceration, distillation, filtration, and blending. The process begins with farm-fresh produce, like hay, herbs, and even English peas. Each plant is macerated in a neutral grain spirit and water before distilling in copper pot stills. The alcohol is removed (although there is no fermentation stage) with the concentrated distillates being blended, filtered and finally bottled. Each label is creatively and beautifully illustrated with the ingredients featured within.

Spice 94 is comprised of Jamaican allspice, green cardamom, cascarilla and oak, grapefruit and lemons. Serve over ice with tonic and a garnish of grapefruit. Garden 108 features a floral blend of peas, hay, rosemary, thyme, hops, and spearmint. Serve with ice and ginger ale with a sprig of rosemary. Grove 42 is a citrus-forward blend of bitter, blood and mandarin orange with lemon, ginger, and lemongrass for the spice notes. Serve over ice with tonic or ginger ale. Simple to mix. Simply delicious!

Laurisa Il Nostro Chinotto   $2.99

New to our Laurisa offerings is the Chinotto. It’s unique taste and aroma comes from the namesake trees grown on the west side of the Liguria Riviera since 1500. These precious citrus fruits give this bubbly drink its deep caramel amber color and intense fragrance of citrus and spice. The carbon dioxide emphasizes the delicacy and harmony of a particularly complex bouquet: citrus, herbs, spices, and bitter caramel. The taste is velvety and soft without excessive sweetness.

Served chilled in a glass tumbler, with (or without) ice or lemon, it is an excellent thirst-quencher. Easily accompanies savory appetizers, a full meal or as an aperitif. Excellent as an ingredient in cocktails in which a bold exotic taste is desired.

Casamara Club Sparkling Amaro Soft Drinks $7.99 /4 PACK

These sparkling amaro soft drinks draw on the history and traditions of Italian amaro, fusing the depth and complexity of our favorite Italian aperitivi and digestive with the lightness and ease of a refreshing bitters & soda.

Alta is the aperitivo soft drink. It’s our take on a dry, spritzy Negroni, with notes of dark berries, fruity spices, and bright pink citrus peel. Lemon juice, Demerara cane sugar, Extracts of Italian chinotto, juniper berry, orris root, Mandarin peel, allspice, clove bud, and aniseed, Mediterranean sea salt.

Capo is the alpine soft drink, bridging mountain amaro traditions from throughout Italy. Notes of fresh-picked wildflowers, peppermint leaves, and key lime acidity. Lemon juice, orange blossom honey, extracts of Italian mandarin, chamomile flower, peppermint leaf, licorice root, grapefruit peel, juniper berry, clove bud, and cardamom seed, Mediterranean sea salt.

Sera is the digestivo soft drink, our take on a lo-fi, cinnamon-infused Aperol spritz, with notes of purple flowers, strawberry candy, and fruit tart acidity. Lemon juice, orange blossom, honey, extracts of grapefruit, cinnamon bark, rhubarb root, Italian chinotto, allspice berry, and aniseed, Mediterranean sea salt.

Each bottle contains 12 ounces and only 4g of sugar for a total of 15 calories.

Three Cents Artisinal Beverages   $1.99

What do you get when you combine Greek computer science major, an econ and business major, a marketer and a business graduate meets bartenders? These. Born from the historical 1920s when prohibition was in effect (kinda like self-imposed Dry January?) soda became a “thing”. Two cents plain and three cents flavored. Ooopa! The team behind these tonics sought to create the bubbliest sodas ever, pushing the limits of carbon dioxide and precious minerals to the limit. Dial-in the most natural flavors under the biggest pressure and the result is powerful. Bubbles for days (well at least through the end of the drink) never disintegrating or deserting your favorite flavors.

Bootblack   $18.99

From our very own Ocean State, Bootblack produces these “small batch – huge flavor” syrups and cocktail mixers for some of the best-tasting beverages you can make.

The Ginger Cardamom Lime is the flagship syrup consisting of lime juice, fresh ginger root, seedless golden raisins, cardamom seeds, black peppercorns, fresh rosemary, red pepper flake, star anise, allspice, filtered water, and cane sugar. Mix 1 part syrup to 3 parts tonic or soda water over ice and there you have it. Once February arrives it mixes with many spirits including whiskey, rum, vodka & tequila to name a few. Think Moscow Mules, Rum & Ginger and a variety of other cocktails.

Cranberry Jalapeño Lime makes a modern take on a (January Virgin) Margarita, Paloma or even a great addition to a Bloody Mary. It has some heat but to remind you it’s made with jalapeno but it is not too much to intimidate. Other notes of ginger, tarragon, juniper berries, coriander seed, fennel seed, sea salt, allspice, red pepper flake, fenugreek seed. 

Long Trail Brewing CBD Non-Alcoholic Seltzers  $14.99 / 4Pack

Long Trail from the Green Mountain State of Vermont has long considered themselves the “caretakers” of the VT craft brew scene. Experimenting with CBD in their “Medicator” IPA it inspired their first Blueberry Melon Seltzer. The experiment was a huge success that sold out immediately the first weekend it debuted. Further experimentation and adding the Raspberry Lime yielded another gangbuster success for the LT crew. Using CBD isolate that is 99.9% pure CBD (no THC – 3rd party certified) these great crushable and refreshing flavors carry all of the benefits of 20mg CBD per 12 oz can. Served best ice cold. Pick some up and let us know what you think.

Wellbeing Brewing Company Non-Alcoholic Malt Beverages   $9.99 / 4Pack

These are perfect for Dry January as the company name Wellbeing is solely dedicated to proudly making non-alcoholic Craft Beer. They are living and believing in what they are doing and their products warrant their efforts.

Heavenly Body Golden Wheat is based on a Great American Beer Festival award-winning recipe. The American-Style Wheat is flavorful and using hints of Cascade and German traditional hops for slight citrus notes that balance the lighter malts. It’s dry, crisp and smooth, with a full-bodied mouthfeel. Great for after your other January training, yoga or anytime you are taking care to watch what is going in your heavenly body. A “Near Beer from Heaven”. Vegan, non-GMO and healthy.

Hellraiser Dark Amber is a hop-forward amber that has the perfect balance of floral aroma and spicy hops to delight the palette of craft beer enthusiasts everywhere. 80 calories, 15 carbs, 0 sugar.

Weihenstephaner Premium Bavaricum Non-Alc Malt Beverage    $3.99

Founded in 1040, The Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan is the oldest existing brewery in the world known worldwide for producing world-class beers of the highest quality. The unique combination of tradition and science gives the brewery the quality standard “premium Bavaricum” and has garnered many national and international awards.

There is something special about this non-alcoholic wheat beer. Other breweries halt the fermentation process prematurely – Weihenstephan gives it the time it needs to allow the refreshing flavor to unfold. The alcohol is removed from the beer using falling film evaporation, a technique developed together with the Technical University of Munich-Weihenstephan. The result is a truly enjoyable beer with no alcohol, fewer calories, and carbs.

Sparkling, fresh and highly drinkable with notes of honey, clove and yeast best describe the flavor of this non-alcoholic wheat beer. One of the best available.

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Bubblicious

If you are looking to ring in the new year with some bubbles, you need to look no further. Kate and Eric have nailed a selection of fun fizz that will please even the most decerning of palates. These bottles span the globe and come in at various modest price points from $11 and up. Perfect to hoist a flute while you toast the start of a wonderful 2020. Cheers!

 

 

Charles de Fere Reserve Blanc de Blancs Brut $14.99

Crafted in Burgundy at the Boisset family’s state-of-the-art sparkling wine facility this Brut is rue to its roots. Charles de Fère’s grapes continue to come from diverse terroirs throughout France, ensuring the best possible fruit for consistently excellent sparkling wines at a great value. A traditional method wine production with a second fermentation in the bottle, then aged in riddling racks for at least 12 months. This pale and brilliant gold wine has white fruit and floral aromas with a lively and crisp bubble attack. The palate is elegant, long-lasting and well balanced between freshness and fruit.

 

AD47 Prosecco $10.99

This has become a staff favorite for its taste, versatility and wallet-friendly price. Meant to be drunk young, this is great for sipping or mixing excellent mimosas or a refreshing Aperol spritz. It features a characteristic straw-yellow color with a bouquet of apple. This pleasant prosecco is delicate, fruity and dry with a velvety-fresh, vibrant full-bodied finish. Excellent acidity and alcohol and long-lasting flavor. 

 

Curatoria Emiliana Lambrusco Salamini di Santa Croce $12.99

Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce is one of the Lambrusco DOCs situated in Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy. The wine is known for its deep ruby color, its exceptional fragrance, and refreshing fruitiness. It offers the most structure in comparison to other Lambruscos and is made to match the northern Italian cuisine, such as cotechino (a slow-cooked sausage) with beans or lentils and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Perfect for pizza!

 

Champagne Moutard Grand Cuvee Brut $39.99

This sparkling French wine gem carries a historic family tradition of Champagne growers/winemakers dating back to 1642. The families of Champagne Moutard Diligent have been living in the village of Buxeuil since the mid 17th century, and have a long tradition of both grape growing and wine production. 

Located in the Côte des Bar, the vineyard soils are made up of clays and limestones, lending to rich, fruity aromas and good minerality. Cellar-aged for at least three years, this beautiful Champagne of 100% Pinot Noir received outstanding scores of 91 points from Wine Spectator and Tanzer, 90 from Wine Advocate, and other 90+ accolades.

Complex and nuanced with fine, intense bubbles on the tongue, yellow-gold in color, a bouquet of fresh pears, almonds, apple and minerals followed by rich flavors of honey and ripe stone fruits. This Champagne has a remarkably long, delicate finish. Pairs well with just about anything especially sweet desserts. 

 

Encontro Vinho Espumante Bruto $10.99

Winemaker Osvaldo Amado has been making wines since 1986, he is a great connoisseur of the Portuguese viticulture. Dão, Alentejo, Douro, Vinhos Verdes, Lisbon, and Bairrada are the regions where he presently vinifies. He already vinified in Spain, Italy, and South Africa and presently in Brazil. In Portugal, he is responsible for producing about 15 million bottles a year. Osvaldo Amado’s wines have been awarded consecutively and received more than 600 medals between Gold and Silver. The Encontro is a citrine color with fine bubbles and a persistent aroma fruit, citrus, hazelnut, and biscuit. Fruity, fresh, smooth crisp and elegant persistence.

 

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5 Great Wines To Gift

What is better than giving a great bottle of wine? Some say receiving but around here…we all love both. Certainly fans of enjoying great wines, Kate and Eric have selected these 5 quick picks as sure-to-please winners for giving as gifts this busy season.

Grab, go and delight. Done! Next…

Cheers!

 

Chateau Lanessan Haut-Medoc $29.99

We love wines from Bordeaux for the holidays!  This is a timeless gem that we are excited to promote as a great wine for gifting! From the right bank of Bordeaux comes this fantastic red wine that is sure to please your friends and family!  What’s great about this bottle, is that you can choose to lay it down to rest or drink now!  A lovely bold, blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and a bit of Petit Verdot with distinct flavors of dark currants, forest floor, violets, cedar, and a hint of black pepper.

 

Chateau Moutard Brut Champagne $39.99

This is such a wonderful Champagne that you absolutely need for your Holiday table!  Also, this baby is a few dollars less than it’s classic rival with the orange label, take the challenge, buy them both, do you think it’s better?  We think so!  Impress your guests with this baby tonight!

 

St Francis Cabernet Sauvignon $21.99

St. Francis has been on the map for over 40 years and their wine keeps getting better and better!  Now they are completely Certified Sustainable, which we love supporting!  A lush, but not too goopy, Cab with refined notes of tart cherries, raspberries, and vanilla.  Sure makes a great gift for all the ‘Cab’ lovers out there!

 

Bichot Macon Villages $14.99

This is a new wine that proves once again that excellent wine does not have to be expensive!  This affordable white wine from Burgundy is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, and is one of those unoaked styles.  This is a light and dainty wine that has flavors of crunchy Anjou pear and tart apple that finishes with a refreshing bite of lemon to keep it light on it’s feet! For sure a crowd-pleaser, feel safe knowing this makes a sensational, casual gift for the holidays!

 

Justin Isoceles Red Blend $84.99

Everyone loves the Justin Cabernet Sauvignon, so we are featuring their next level blend, the Isoceles! This is a rich, opulent red with a deep, dark red fruit core and decadent dark chocolate on the finish! We can’t think of a better gift this Holiday season.  Go ahead, spoil your loved ones 😊

 

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2019 Gift Guide Part 2

As promised last week, here is another batch of excellent gifts that are sure to please. Most will not break the bank while delivering delight. There are some featured gift packs and a fresh crop of seasonally appropriate spirits. All of the selections are available in-store while supplies last.

Gift baskets are ideal for any friend, family member or host gift. We can custom create whatever basket may tickle your fancy (or the recipients really). Any variety of wines, beers, bubbles or spirits at any budget. Click Here for some inspiration. Not sure what to get? How about some Private Barrel Whiskey or Gift cards are always perfect. For gifts that keep on giving Wine and Beer of the Month clubs with highly allocated and limited quantity selections are always a great idea. We can even help you to have them shipped or delivered door to door. Get something engraved with a personalized message and create a gift that will be lasting memories.

‘Tis better to give than receive!

 

Barr Hill Gin Gift Set   $59.99

A gift set made for all the gin lovers out there! Coming from our friends over at Caledonia Spirits, this set includes a 375ml of both their classic Barr Hill Gin as well as their Tom Cat Gin. As if that weren’t enough to make us wish it were cocktail time, there is also a jar of their creamy dreamy raw honey. Something for your morning tea as well as your evening G&T! The best of both worlds!

 

Taconic Bourbon Barrel Maple Syrup   $24.99

Hailing from Stanfordville, New York; Taconic Distillery produces small-batch bourbon and rye whiskies. They take organic Grade A maple syrup and age it in their Dutchess Private Reserve bourbon barrels. Such a perfectly delicate sweetness balanced by the vanilla kiss of bourbon oak. This wants to be on just about anything you can get your hands on. Treat yourself to this luxurious maple syrup and you will not be disappointed discovering its many uses!

 

St. George Vodka Gift Set   $24.99

From one of our favorites St. George; this vodka set includes their all-purpose, citrus, and green Chile vodka.  Their all-purpose vodka is distilled from pears, which does not lend any flavor but rather a nice body and light floral notes. Their citrus vodka is the same base but with the addition of California grown Valencia, Seville oranges, and bergamot. Last but not least their chile vodka is made with jalapeno, Serrano, habanero, red, and yellow bell peppers (try in a bloody mary!) The perfect way to sample outstanding vodkas!

 

St. George Gin Gift Set   $24.99

First up is Terroir, which is made with Douglas fir spruce tips, California Bay Laurel, and coastal sage. Heady and chock full of herbaceous notes this is a very pretty gin. Botanivore, is the nod to a traditional London Dry. Made with juniper berries, angelica, dill, and fennel, this gin is crisp and the ideal for a perfect G&T. The Dry Rye is made with juniper, caraway, black peppercorns, and coriander which lend a fantastic spice and rich mouthfeel. Each one wonderful in its own way, this set lets you appreciate those differences side by side!

 

Grind Espresso Liqueur   $19.99

This is what happens when a barista befriends a bartender! A base of Caribbean rum is blended with medium roasted Arabica coffee beans. The resulting liqueur is sweet yet balanced and rich with roasted coffee notes. Outstanding quality for a great price point!

St. George NOLA Coffee Liqueur   $34.99

An ode to the city this is named for, NOLA is made with Ethiopian Arabica beans, French roasted chicory root, Madagascar vanilla bean, and organic demerara sugar. Easy to enjoy on its own, it is smooth and full of dark roasted flavor. This is an indulgent sipper for after dinner or perfect for splashing in a cup of coffee!

 

Kilbeggan Single Grain Irish whiskey And New Harvest Coffee Gift Set   $39.99

Collaboration between New Harvest Coffee Roasters and Kilbeggans Distilling Company, this gift set is a delicious take on the classic tipple: Irish coffee. The perfect way to warm your bones during these cold winter months, this is a definite step up in quality. Kilbeggans single grain is a sweet and easy to drink whiskey with flavors of vanilla wafers, hazelnuts, and candied fruit. The Steam Roller blend is a darker roast of Guatemalan and Colombian beans. A perfect accompaniment to the smooth Irish whiskey!

 

RumChata Horchata Cream Liqueur   $21.99

Horchata is a refreshing spiced almond and rice beverage from Mexico. RumChata is rum based and has a luxuriously nog-like texture with notes of almonds, cinnamon, and nutmeg. A sweet dessert style liqueur that is easy to enjoy on its own it also a very fun addition to any cocktail where you would use cream liqueur. Fun Fact: Equal parts RumChata and Fireball make a ‘Cinnamon Toast Crunch!’

 

Five Farms Irish Single Batch Irish Cream Liqueur   $36.99

Proving yet again that good quality Irish dairy produces a better product. Five Farms starts with a base of cream blended with Irish whiskey; flavors of butterscotch, vanilla, and Belgian waffles greet you with the first sips. Packaged with much case so as to represent what a unique and special liqueur this is. Sip chilled with dessert or try in a cup of coffee!

 

Godiva Chocolate Liqueur   $34.99

You can’t mention chocolate and not think of Godiva, the famed chocolatier from Belgium. This liqueur is creamy and rich with balanced milk chocolate sweetness. Your guests will have a hard time turning down this after dinner sipper. While delicious on its own, it is delicious on top of ice cream and other desserts!

 

Mad River Mad Apple   $44.99

Mad River Distillers are based in Burlington, Vermont. In honor of both their love of European apple brandies and the bounty of New England apples, they created Mad Apple. Crafted from heirloom varieties as well as locally pressed ciders, this brandy reflects the care that has been put into it. The palate strikes a perfect balance between oak spice, vanilla, and the taste of crisp apples. Perfect to use in place of any calvados!

 

Germain-Robin Old Havana   $114.99

This bottling is the result of three forgotten barrels that had been aging at Germain-Robin. A quarter of a century-old now, this cognac is comprised of twenty different base brandies. The palate is lush and mouth coating, with notes of candied orange peel, and delicate oak. Crafted by Germain-Robin to be best enjoyed with a fine cigar, this is for all the aficionados!

 

Claque Pepin Calvados Reserve   $42.99

The first certified organic calvados to have been available in the US! Traditional in style with a smooth and inviting taste it has deep flavors of poached apple, pear, cinnamon, and baked pineapple. The finish is lengthy with hints of dark brown sugar, and caramel. An absolute classic with the added bonus of being organic!

 

Pierre Ferrand 1840 Original Formula   $44.99

This expression from Pierre Ferrand is modeled after an extremely rare and well-maintained bottle of 1840 Pinet-Castillon Cognac. Wanting to try and capture that same sort of magic, ferrand blended with the goal of producing a cognac that while could be enjoyed on its own would hold its own in a cocktail as well! While it was bottled at a slightly higher ABV the palate is filled with notes of vanilla, caramel, and butter.

St. Bernardus Christmas Ale $13.99/750ml   $24.99/4pk

What would the holidays be without this yearly classic from St. Bernadus? A Belgian Quad, this one is traditionally made and perfect for warming up on those cold winter nights. The palate is smooth and rich with a strong malty backbone. Flavors of stewed fruits, sticky toffee, Christmas bakes, and baking spices strike a lovely balance against the heavy body. Bundle up and enjoy this heavenly liquid fruit cake!

Whew! That’s a ton of easy gifting. Happy Holidays y’all!

 

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2019 Gift Guide Part 1

There is so much good to gift and enjoy with others this year that we will break it down into categories and create multiple posts. For Part 1 we’ll focus on high rolling gems and unique spirits. Part 2 will feature gift packs and seasonally appropriate spirits. All of the selections are available in-store while supplies last.

Let’s not forget that the staff at Bottles is here to go the extra mile. Most bottles across the store are engravable for additional personalization and creating gifts that will be lasting memories. We can easily assist you with creating gift baskets of any variety of wines, beers, bubbles or spirits at any budget. We can even help you to have them shipped or delivered door to door. Easy!

ULTIMATE TOP SHELF GIFT SELECTIONS 

Remy Martin Louis XIII    $2,699.99

‘It’s one century in a glass.’ – Cellar Master, Pierrette Trichet. The basis for this cognac begins with grapes from Grand Champagne vineyards. First, nearly 1,200 Eaux-di-vies are blended and aged. Cellar Masters then spend their life’s work selecting the oldest and grandest expressions for their successors to then use to produce this outstanding cognac. Louis XII, as a product truly reflects the time that has been put into creating it. As if the contents of this precious bottle were not enough, each decanter is hand-blown from crystal and individually numbered.

 

Macallan 25 year Sherry Oak Single Malt $1,399.99

Macallan as a distillery has always had a well-regarded reputation; this single malt proves to be no exception. The whisky is aged for a quarter of a century in Sherry casks from Jerez, Spain. The resulting whisky is deep mahogany in color, with notes of citrus, sherry, cherries, and campfire smoke. One of the rare things to have ever received a perfect 100 point score from the Beverage Tasting institute!

Springbank 25 year Single Malt   $824.99

Some of Campbeltown’s finest! Their 25 year old single malt scotch is first aged in both Sherry and Bourbon casks before being married in a refill Port cask. A bright bouquet of citrus peel, tropical fruit, and dark cassis lead into flavors of orange peel, fresh honeycomb, brandy snaps, black pepper, and tobacco. The 25 Springbank is an excellent gift for those that cherish well-made scotch.

Whistle Pig ‘The Boss Hog V: The Spirit of Mauve’   $549.99

The spirit of mauve is a 13 year old straight rye whiskey aged in French Calvados barrels. Master Distiller Dave Pickerell (Rest in Peace) lovingly named this whiskey for his dearly departed pet pig, Mauve. This rye has aromas of cooked apples, cinnamon, ginger, nilla wafers, and hay. It wouldn’t be Whistle Pig if it weren’t overproof! The aromas of spice carry over to the palate tasting of baking spice, fennel, and maple syrup. To fully appreciate, enjoy with a dropper of water.

Wild Turkey Revival   $149.99

Comprised of a blend of bourbons which range in age from 12-15 years, the results of which then go on to be finished in a 20-year-old Oloroso Sherry cask. Despite still coming in at 101 proof this Kentucky Straight Bourbon still maintains a soft and creamy palate. Initial notes of cherry pie, raisins, and citrus fruits fade as the warming spice-laden finish sets in. Dangerously drinkable, this wants nothing more than to be served neat with a couple of drops of water to open up.

 

Knob Creek 25th Anniversary Single Barrel   $134.99

Seventh generation master distiller, Fred Noe, wanted to capture the ‘true expression of knob Creek’s iconic flavor’ as an homage to the whiskey making style of his father Booker Noe. In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Knob Creek, he created this special bourbon which is cask strength, unfiltered, and coming from barrels ranging in age between 12-15 years. An exemplary bottle of cask strength bourbon!

 

Glenmorangie 18 year ‘Extremely Rare’   $115.99

This bottling is a part of the prestige lineup from Glenmorangie. Initially aged for the first 15 years in American oak casks, 30% is then transferred to Oloroso sherry casks for the remaining three. Perfecting for gifting this scotch has a delightful dessert-like quality to it with flavors of yogurt, mandarin oranges, creamed honey, and delicate oak. A bottle meant to be shared!

 

 

Chartreuse Green   $59.99

The recipe was initially created by Carthusian Monks; its namesake color comes from being steeped with the nearly 130 botanical ingredients used to make it. Chartreuse Green has flavors of mint, caraway, basil, and a soothing note of spearmint that rounds out the palate. A must-have for many cocktails or simply enjoy on its own.

 

Chartreuse Yellow V.E.P.  $164.99

Perfectly different to the Green V.E.P the Yellow is decidedly softer with notes of fennel, licorice, sage, saffron, thyme, and elderberry. Gentler in style with a subtle sweetness that shines through, the more elegant and subdued of the pair where the green is the more bold and traditional!

 

Chartreuse Green V.E.P.   $164.99

The phrase ‘gilding the lily’ comes to mind when thinking of this prestigious elixir. It starts with the same base Chartreuse recipe which is then aged for an additional 8 years. Full of finesse and power, this liqueur is mysteriously woodsy and herbal with notes of peppermint, citrus peel, and sage. Best enjoyed chilled or on the rocks.

 

Chartreuse Yellow   $59.99

This is perfect for those who are just starting to find their way in the mysterious world of bitter and herbal concoctions. Chartreuse Yellow is a little easier going than its counterpart. Mellower all around it comes in at a lower 80 proof (The Green is 110!) it has notes of saffron, honey, violets, and citrus peel.

Selections are limited by availability. Pricing subject to change. 

Kate’s Thanksgiving Picks

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and Kate has hand-selected a quiver of go-to wines for you to share and enjoy. As we give thanks and spend quality time with friends and family, these picks will punctuate your appreciation and elevate the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cantine San Marzano ‘Edda’ Bianco $19.99
This white wine screams Thanksgiving and is sure to bring conversation to the table.  It is from the very dry, southern region of Salento in Italy and is an extremely one-of-a-kind blend of Chardonnay with Malvasia.  Malvasia adds aromas of elderflower, orange blossom, and peaches!  Dry, lovely, and thought-provoking!  We can’t imagine a Thanksgiving feast without it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean-Paul Brun ‘Charmes’ Cremant de Bourgogne $24.99
We only get this fantastic Sparkling wine from Jean-Paul Brun a couple of times a year, and I’m so excited that we have it here for Thanksgiving!!  This Blanc de Blancs is made from all Chardonnay sdf and is just what you need to start your holiday feasts!  This is super versatile bubbly is dry with flavors of golden delicious apples, toasted brioche, and hazelnuts.  This is a match for your appetizers and turkey!  Also, did we mention it’s organic?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Les Hauts de Trintaudon Haut-Medoc $16.99
Here’s a wonderful Bordeaux that won’t break the bank but delivers top-notch quality!  A juicy blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with an earthy, robust palate.  Slightly spicy with hints of clove and nutmeg, balanced by ripe, red fruits on the finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domaine de Giennois ‘Rive Droite’ Sauvignon Blanc $14.99
This is a wonderful wine that is from the Loire Valley in France, in an area right next to the famous Sancerre region.  Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc (like Sancerre) and is very dry with juicy notes of lemon, so it will be awesome with that classic shrimp cocktail ring and appetizers!  It is an excellent, true ‘Bottles’ value, with an adorable label that has been a staff favorite for quite some time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Cabernet Sauvignon $32.99
Everybody loves Justin Cab!  This is a mainstream, popular Cabernet that is a true crowd-pleaser! With the cold weather here, a nice, big plush California red is just what you need.  Totally awesome red, with flavors of dark raspberries, toasted oak, vanilla, and just a hint of cocoa.  Goes with just about anything on your holiday table, so how could you go wrong!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay $26.99
One of the reasons we chose this Chardonnay for our Thanksgiving table is because it’s slightly oaky, yet very crisp and completely scrumptious.  It’s a perfect pick to satisfy those guests that require their California Chardonnay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stafford Hill Pinot Noir $21.99
Pinot Noir is classic with Turkey, and this year we are featuring a killer one from Oregon.  This wine is a medium body with flavors of cherries and cranberries!  Wine that tastes like cranberries…what could be better than that for Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chauvet Freres Beaujolais Blanc $19.99
New to the store this holiday season!  There isn’t a lot that makes it over to the US, so we are thrilled to showcase this gem for Thanksgiving.  Many people associate Thanksgiving with the red Beaujolais, so this is your chance to bring the white one, made from Chardonnay, to all the festivities!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! We are thankful to have such great customers!

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Alex’s 6 Top Fall Brews

August is too early to start thinking about Pumpkin Spiced anything, but the End of September, now that’s a different story. The crispness in the cool air starts to permeate the thoughts of what’s to come. As the new crop of seasonal brews rolls in, here are some of Alex’s great suggestions to pick up and try. But just like the fall season, these brews will disappear like the leaves on the trees. They’ll be gone before you know it so get ’em while the getting’s good and the supply is here. Thanks for the tips, Alex!

Oktoberfest Lager By Banded Brewing

A domestic take on the timeless German style. This version is bready and warm with hints of toffee and caramel. Sssshhh – You can almost hear the Oohmpa band.

ABV: 5.4% Price: $10.99 – 4pk 16oz cans

Smashed Pumpkin By Shipyard

A boozy spin on the OG pumpkin ale from Shipyard. Big and robust with pumpkin sweetness and Saphir hops.

ABV: 9% Price: $12.99 – 4pk 16oz cans

 

Roadsmary’s Baby By Two Roads

A rum-barrel aged pumpkin ale that amplifies the sweetness of the pumpkin and adds tons of warm baking spice flavor. Plus the name is just genius.

ABV: 6.8% Price: $11.99 – 6pk 12oz cans

Cold Press Coffee Pumking By Southern Tier

Cold brewing coffee leaves behind the bitter acids that can seem harsh, but brings forward vegetal notes that highlight the pumpkin flavors in this imperial brew. A great treat for PSL lovers!

ABV: 8.6% Price: $15.99 – 4pk 12oz btls

Pumpkin Cider By Downeast Cider

The top seller from Downeast is a fan favorite for good reason. An excellent blend of pumpkin, apple, and cinnamon spices create a warming but refreshing cider, making it one of our first to land and first to leave for the fall season. Get it while we got it!

ABV: 5.1% Price: $9.99 – 4pk 12oz cans // $17.99 9pk 12oz cans

 

The Great Pumpkin Ale By Cambridge Brewing Company

CBC uses all local ingredients for their pumpkin ale including sugar pumpkins from Lexington, MA and organic barley from Hadley, MA. It is a great balance between pumpkin spice sweetness and hearty lager.

ABV: 5.5% Price: $15.99 – 4pk 16oz cans

Enjoy these selections and let us know what you think.

Pricing subject to change. Seasonal product with limited availability while supplies last.

Kate’s Favorite Values

Who doesn’t enjoy good new wine? Who also doesn’t enjoy a great buy? Lucky for you –  Bottles’ Wine Manager Kate Miceli enjoys both. And we are all fortunate that she is more than happy to share her latest finds with you. The only thing better than these finds is that they are all under $10. Thanks Kate!

 

 

 

 

 

Santola Vinho Verde
This is a newer wine to the store and it instantly became a Bottles favorite.  Our spritziest and most refreshing Vinho Verde with an adorable label and killer price!  Grab a few, this is sure to quench your thirst on those hot days! $7.99 

 

 

 

 

 

Underwood Rosé Bubbles Can
Sometimes we forget that this can is a half bottle of wine!  In this case, a fruity and delicious sparkling rose that tastes like raspberries and citrus.  It’s a staff favorite!  Every cooler should have a few cans of this. $6.99 each 

 

 

 

 

 

Wanted Gruner Veltliner Can
The first Gruner can in RI!   Made in Austria at a family vineyard from Gruner Veltliner, the wine tastes like limes and cucumbers. This label was made by a super cool lady that lives here in RI.  The best food pairing for this is grilled hot dogs with mustard and sauerkraut! $4.99 each 

 

 

 

 

 

Pinta Negra White
Dry and light un-oaked white wine that is a simple go-to for summer salads and seafood!  This appeals to those who enjoy Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blancs, or crisp Chardonnays.  Tastes like lemon, lime, pear, and melon with a zesty finish! $6.99 

 

 

 

 

 

Cabriz Rose
One of the lightest and driest roses of the season for another great price.  There are more mineral-driven flavors here and finishes tart.  With such a sophisticated label, no one will know it was inexpensive! $8.99 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marques de Marialva Red Blend
A red blend from Bairrada, Portugal.  Enjoy this great bottle with all the BBQ meats this summer.  A dry and complex wine with flavors of dark black cherry, cocoa, and hints of smoke.  A total crowd-pleaser! $9.99 

 

Enjoy the new finds and let us know what you think the next time you’re in.

Cheers!
Kate

 

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Our Top 9 Rosés

So many rosés, so little time. As always, we’ve done the dirty delicious work of tasting through hundreds of the season’s offerings to bring you the best of the bunch. Here’s our wine buyer Kate Miceli on why she chose the following 9, out of the 50+ we have in store, as the favorites this year. 

Mittelbach, Austria
The Mittelbach rosé is perfect for those who prefer a pronounced and bold style of wine.  Made from the Austrian red grape Zweigelt and loaded with flavors of dark cherries and muddled raspberries that finishes dry! So so great with BBQ. $17.99

Ameztoi Txakolina, Basque, Spain
rosé from Basque Country in Spain!  This might be the most refreshing one of the season because it is bone-dry and super spritzy.  Pour it from higher than usual into your glass to incorporate extra bubbles and enjoy. $21.99 

Little Sheep, France
New to Bottles this year, this adorable bottle has been an instant hit. The wine tastes like ripe strawberries and pillow-y cotton candy – it’s so super fruity and ends with just a touch of delightful sweetness! $12.99

Commanderie de Peyrassol, Provence, France
Peyrassol has set the benchmark of style and quality for Provencal rosé. It’s classic, unpretentious, and is a good mix of flavors like ripe berries, sea breeze, and lemon! This is the OG pink wine. $21.99

Yes Way Rosé, France
Yes Way Rosé has pool party written all over it!  It tastes like watermelon rinds, lemons, and sunshine (says Dan)!  Dry and so refreshing.  If you love Whispering Angel, try this one too. $14.99 

Tempier, Bandol, France 
Let this wine transport you to the picturesque town of Bandol, set in the south of France in the Mediterranean Sea.  This is the treat of the summer that does not disappoint and will always impress!  Ask about our 1.5L mags, too. $47.99 

Steininger, Austria
One of the many rosés that people ask for more and more every year. I visited the winery in Austria earlier this year, and the family reveled in that this past warmer season was the best vintage they can remember in over 17 years.  Try this at least once, it’s delicious and looks oh so refreshing in the bottle when frosty cold. $19.99

#Lou Peyrassol, Provence, France
A big-time Bottles favorite because it works for every occasion, from a fire-escape picnic to a yacht-club gala.  Try this delicious entry-level wine from the very famous and beloved Peyrassol house. $14.99

Le Poussin, France
Another awesome value rosé from France that does not disappoint!  Great as a summer sipper… but also, are you trying to make Froze this year?  Use this as a base wine for those refreshing popsicles or slushes — it already tastes like ripe summer raspberries and strawberries. $11.99 

 Cheers to summer!
-Kate 

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