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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The Engraved Bottle at Bottles Fine Wine

We engrave! Actually, our sister company The Engraved Bottle does. Check out their shiny new website for gift giving inspiration, and brand new bottles of whiskey, wine and Champagne that we can customize with your message.

Order online and pick up in-store at Bottles or ship across the country (as permitted by local laws).

Glassware and barware will be added to the site soon, though stop by the store or contact our master engraver if you want a personalized rocks glass to go with that custom bottle of whiskey you’re getting pops this Father’s Day!

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A Bourbon Sale, A Gift On Us, And The Perfect 212 Manhattan 

That’s right. Through April 30th, 2019 we have the great Larceny Wheated Bourgon (1.75ML) on sale, and we’re giving away a bottle of Dolin Vermouth Rouge (375ml) with your purchase, all to convince you to learn how to make the perfect 212 Manhattan.  

212 is an iconic area code for Manhattan, and it’s an easy way to remember the quantities for one perfectly made Manhattan.  

RECIPE HERE!

Cheers to Larceny – and to never forgetting how to make a Manhattan again! 

1.75ml Larceny Wheated Bourbon is $44.99 (compare to $49.99) through April 30th, 2019

 

Our Top Easter & Passover Wine Picks

They’re two of our region’s most celebrated holidays, two that we look forward to all year. And even if you don’t honor the traditional Easter or Passover rituals, there’s lots to toast to this weekend. Spring has sprung, and our markets are bursting with the new season’s first produce. Here’s what our team recommends to accompany all spring occasions. Whatever you may celebrate – we hope you do so with great wine, family and friends.

OUR TOP EASTER PICKS

Quinta do Encontro Brut
A delightful, relative newcomer to the store that we can’t get enough of. This Portuguese sparkler is dry with vigorous bubbles, and tastes like a dream $25 Champagne, but is half the price! Pop it open to welcome your Easter guests or sip on it as a reward for spending all of Sunday in the garden. $10.99

Steininger Cabernet Sauvignon Rose 
This spring-in-a-bottle charmer will be spectacular with your Easter ham, lamb or vegetarian quiche. Our Wine Manager Kate just returned from a visit to this Austrian winery, where the winemaking family reveled that this past, warmer season was the best vintage they can remember in over 15 years.  Ask her to show you pictures of the lovely family and underground cellars. If you like Whispering Angel, you need to try this Austrian gem!  $19.99

Henri Perrusset Macon Villages Chardonnay 
A wine perfectly suited for spring holiday meals!  This light French white is easy drinking and a super classy selection from the Kermit Lynch Portfolio.  It’s easily one of our absolute favorites.  Crisp, like the morning dew on an early, spring morning. $21.99

Raul Perez “Ultreia” Mencia  
This wine is so special! It tastes like a delicious jam made from Scandinavian raspberries with hints of dried herbs, and a smooth, somehow refreshing finish!  Even, Eric Asimov, NY Times  Wine Critic  agrees, including it in his most recent roundup of value wines not to be missed. It’s a beautiful complement to the Easter mainstays of lamb, ham and roast beef. $21.99

And then there are the bottles below. They do double duty, what with their spring-themed labels and all. Never fear – we wouldn’t recommend them if we didn’t like what was behind the label a whole heck of a lot:

The Little Sheep
What an elegant rose, with notes of red summer berries and delicate floral notes. Smooth, and beautifully balanced with fruit-forward flavors and cherry hints that lead into a refreshing, enjoyable finish. $12.99

Lelievre Pinot Auxerrois
We brought this wine in last year and just had to include it again here, given its affinity to spring foods. It’s from Lorraine, near Champagne and Chablis. Though different from those two wines, if you like them, you’ll love this, too. It’s incredibly, beautifully aromatic, and round with pear and white-fruit flavors, all brought together with a delicate acidity. And did you notice the bunny on the label? Could it be more perfect for this spring and Easter?  $18.99

Le Poussin Rose
Made by by Sacha Lichine of Whispering Angel fame, the “Pink Chick” is a delicate, pale pink blend made mostly from grenache with a little dash of syrah to round it out. It has floral, rose petal scents on the nose and a dry, well balanced palate with supple summer fruits. It’s one of our most popular, packed full of flavor, at a great price. $11.99

OUR TOP PICKS FOR PASSOVER

O’Dwyer’s Creek Sauvignon Blanc
This Kosher for Passover and vegan beauty of a wine is made on a single estate in the iconic Marlborough region of New Zealand. It’s vibrant with juicy, tropical fruits and pairs perfectly with the Passover table. $17.99

The Butcher’s Daughter Bordeaux
A great wine that just happens to be kosher for Passover, this Bordeaux blend is ripe with a bouquet of cassis and raspberry fruit, and a deep cocoa character. Made to drink with your brisket or lamb roast. It’s a year-round best seller! $13.99

Terra Vega Malbec
From Chile, this silky and balanced wine pairs beautifully with brisket, what with its amazing aromas of plum, cherry and herbs, all followed by a fruit-sweet, biscuit finish. $9.99

Chag Pesach! Happy Easter! Happy Spring!
xoxo, Team Bottles

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Top 9 New (Winter) Wines

Even though the weather can’t make up its mind about what season we’re in, we’re drinking like it’s winter. Because we live in New England. And it’s February. And winter foods make such great wine partners. Here are the new bottles our wine Manager Kate brought in to pair with Taco Tuesdays, winter feasts, and everything in between.

Girasole Montepulciano d’Abruzzo  Italy

During the cold months, a sturdy Montepulciano hits the spot for a couple of reasons: It’s dark, comforting and easy to understand. And it needs nothing more than a good book and a roaring fire, or your favorite pizza and a binge-worthy movie at home. This fellow doesn’t want any aging, rather it is meant to be consumed young and fresh. Its flavors of bright, red fruits like cranberries and Bing cherries, have a lovely peppery finish. $9.99

Alphonse Dolly Chardonnay France

Chardonnay is a good winter white because it doesn’t need to be served super cold. Dolly’s Chardonnay tastes like apple pie, lemon curd, and toasted nuts. It’s creamy and satisfying, especially with a good homemade soup or roast chicken.  $12.99

Rosa del Golfo Primitivo Italy

Basically, Primitivo is Italy’s Zinfandel. The grapes in this wine are grown way down in the heal of the boot where it’s very, very hot. They develop lovely lush flavors of dark cherries, blackberries, and little spice from some gentle oak aging. This wine loves Sunday roasts, lamb, or any other meaty braise or stew.  $13.99

Valdelana Agnus Spain

A classic, awesome value wine from Spain. This family-run vineyard has been making wine since 1583, and their centuries of experience shine through in the wine. Enjoy this rustic and slightly spicy Tempranillo with all your favorite winter foods like stew, chili, steak, and roasted vegetables. $13.99

La Val Albarino Spain

A brand-new, single vineyard, killer Spanish white from Rias Biaxas, the birthplace of Albariño! Albariño is a dry Spanish grape that has flavors of citrus zest, orange blossoms and tart apples. It doesn’t see a lick of oak aging, so it’s light and easy-drinking and will pair perfectly with cheese platters, seafood, and healthy winter salads. $14.99

Garsea Ribera del Duero Crianza Spain

Once again proving that great wine doesn’t have to be expensive, we present this elegant Crianza. It’s predominantly Tempranillo, with a little Tinta de Pais (a light table grape) from very old vines. Juicy, fruity, elegant and refined, it makes a great choice for pizza or taco night with the fam. Also makes a killer mulled wine! $14.99

La Guardiense Janare Greco Italy

Some of the most interesting and un-sung Italian whites are from the region of Campania. Greco is the house grape for everyday drinking in Naples, Positano, Sorrento, and the Amalfi Coast. It’s an ancient Roman grape that makes a richer style of wine. Think flavors of peaches, lemons, and pine nuts. Excellent with seafood, fresh pasta, and fresh sauces to brighten your winter mood, like pesto or a garlicky tomato sauce. $14.99

Tre Monti d’Albana Italy

We are super excited about this new addition from Tre Monti, one of our favorite organic vineyards! Tre Monti is in the vicinity of Bologna and Parma, in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, known for its crisp, dry whites. Tre Monti makes this fun, frizzante wine with natural yeasts and minimal intervention. It’s a little cloudy, fresh, unique, and fruity, and perfect for mid-winter weekend celebrations, especially when served with creamy pasta dishes. Pass the Parmigiano! $18.99

La Boutanche Weiss Germany

Natural wines continue to be all the buzz in the wine world these days. They’re the bottles made with naturally occurring yeast and minimal intervention from the winemaker. This blend of Muller Thurgau, Kerner, and Riesling grapes is made by a well-known German winemaker, Andi Knauss. It’s a good ol’ fashion fruit cocktail of kiwi, lime, pineapple, and peaches in a bottle. La Boutanche already has a cult following in LA and NYC, so we are happy to host them here in little Rhody! $19.99

Cheers!

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Steal These Bubbles

That’s what it’ll feel like when you taste the 3 bottles we’ve selected as this year’s top value sparklers. They deliver so much quality, flavor and enjoyment for what you pay that you’ll feel as if you’ve stolen them right off our shelves.
Our Prosecco Of The Year in the Under $15 category is the gorgeous, authentic AD-47 from the Veneto region in Italy. It’s round and creamy and eminently drinkable. It even has the traditional Prosecco closure for added charm. (Don’t let the cork intimidate you. Open as you would a traditional still wine: Gently move the fastening string to the side and insert the auger. Just be sure to move slowly and gently – and absolutely be sure the bottle is cold – and directed away from the crowd.) $10.99
Our Under $15 Cava Of The Year, made by the Bohigas family in Spain, arrived at Bottles only a few months ago. We were taken immediately with its story (the small winery is still family owned and employs only 14 people) and its flavor: Lots of zip and extra bubbly, which means we love it for celebrations, and for mixing in sparkling cocktails. $14.99
Our French Sparkler Of The Year in the sub $15 category is one of the store’s all-time best sellers. The Grandial Brut wins again for its tried and true consistency in delivering absolutely lovely flavor and buckets of festivity to any occasion. And its new(ish) counterpart, the Grandial Rosé, is equally as fetching, with a whisper of sweet and a delightful fizz. $9.99

Cheers to you and yours, whatever you may celebrate!

prices as of December 2018, subject to change

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