Curt's Picks for The Mountaintop

One of our absolute favorite times of the month is when Curt Columbus, Artistic Director of Trinity Rep, and his team visit the store to discuss the wines that the theater will serve during performances. His knowledge of wine and his passion for it are incredibly infectious;  Curt’s palate is as good as any pro’s, and his […]Read More »

Appropriate Drinking

Heading to Trinity Repertory Company to see Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ “remarkable and devious” (The New York Times) new play? Jacobs-Jenkins, one of three recipients of this year’s MacArthur Genius Grants, is considered one of the theater world’s most important young creatives, and his “Appropriate” was the winner of the 2014-2015 Obie Award for Best New American […]Read More »

What to Pair with Oklahoma!

If you haven’t yet moseyed on over to see Trinity Repertory Company’s  widely-praised production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”, do it now. Mosey now. And while you’re there, sip on “The Farmer and the Cowman,” a cocktail we created with Curt Columbus, Trinity’s Richard L. Bready Artistic Director, to pair with this quintessentially American show. “The […]Read More »

Curt's Picks: A Wine and Theater Pairing

Eric Taylor, Bottles’ General Manager, and Curt Columbus, the Richard L. Bready Artistic Director of Trinity Repertory Company, at Bottles. Curt Columbus, the Richard L. Bready Artistic Director of Providence’s internationally acclaimed Trinity Repertory Company and wine lover, visited Bottles in March to talk with our General Manager, Eric Taylor, about “Curt’s Picks,” our new […]Read More »


In our role as the Official Sommelier of Trinity Repertory Company we are reviving our very own “Grumpy Cup” cocktail to pair with theater’s world premier of Arnie Louis and Bob. The drink is a riff on the classic British “Pimm’s Cup” cocktail with the addition of Crabbie’s alcoholic ginger beer and St. Germain elderflower liqueur. […]Read More »

Elemental: WaterFire Providence’s Benefit Bash!

WaterFire is a local institution, and on the crisp first day of fall at the Elemental WaterFire Benefit Bash, Bottles was proud to support and donate to this local arts organization that inspires Providence and its visitors. It was a beautiful clear evening full of wine, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and the quintessential creative scenery of WaterFire, including performers, lights, live […]Read More »

Wine Tasting at WaterFire Providence! (Bottles for the Cause)

WaterFire is a Providence institution, and this summer Bottles is proud to support this local arts organization that inspires Providence and its visitors. If you’re a member of the WaterFire Brazier Society, you may have seen some familiar Bottles folks at the wine tasting table. The Brazier Society is an exclusive membership includes access to one […]Read More »

Wine by Design: Tasting & Seminar at the RISD Museum!

This spring, the RISD Museum opened “Graphic Design: Now in Production” a large-scale exhibit that explores some of the most vibrant graphic design work produced in the past 10 years; including magazines, books, posters, branding and more. Last night we were able to host a magnificent wine tasting based on, what else, wine labels! Guests […]Read More »

Bottles for the Cause: Providence Preservation Society's Annual Prom Bash!

What a great night it was at the Providence Preservation Society‘s Annual Prom fundraiser! Guests wore dated gowns and tuxes and danced the night away in an “Under the Sea” themed American Locomotive Works building. The event was a great success and we were proud to help out! Check out some of our photos below! […]Read More »

Bottles for the Cause: Providence Animal Rescue League's "The Rescue" Fundraiser

Bottles was proud to sponsor Providence Animal Rescue League at their annual fundraising event “The Rescue” this year! Along with fabulous local food and wine, we were happy to pour tasty bourbons in the VIP lounge and party all night long! Check out our photos below! Be sure to check out more Bottles for the […]Read More »

Rum & Smuggling on the Bay!

Last night, Bottles partnered with The Watson Institute at Brown University for a special rum tasting hosted at Save The Bay along the beautiful Narragansett Bay. Brown University professor and author of “Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America,” Peter Andreas led us through the history of rum smuggling and it’s pivotal role in the […]Read More »

Bottles for the Cause: RI Community Food Bank's "Taste of the Flower Show"

Bottles was proud to sponsor Rhode Island Community Food Bank‘s “Taste of the Flower Show” a preview of the Rhode Island Flower Show. There were gorgeous flowers, fantastic local restaurants and food and of course, we brought three of our favorite wines to share! The evening was a great success and helped raise $30,000 for the […]Read More »

Trinity's Rep's Red, White & Groove!

This year, Bottles was once again proud to sponsor Trinity Rep’s 3rd annual wine-tasting fundraiser, Red White & Groove! The event was a wonderful celebration at the Pell Chafee Performance Center in Downtown Providence with live music provided by The Superchief Trio and third year students in the MFA Acting program at Brown/Trinity Rep, 3Pile. […]Read More »

Bottles at the 2013 FASRI Beaujolais Festival!

Recently, Bottles was honored to support the French-American School of Rhode Island at their 20th Annual Beaujolais Festival. The theme, Masquerade at Versailles, brought in a beautiful array of costumes, masks, and of course, dancing! The French-American School of Rhode Island is a “unique educational alternative for Pre-school through 8th grade” where students are immersed in dual-language, French […]Read More »

Bottles for the Cause at AS220's Action Speaks Radio!

This year Bottles was a proud supporter of local arts organization, AS220 and their live panel discussion radio show, Action Speaks; Underappreciated Dates that Changed America. For over 17 years, Action Speaks Radio has provided a live venue for the public to engage in thoughtful discussions about history, culture and current events. Panels are recorded, […]Read More »

7th Annual WaterFire Providence Fundraiser

Bottles was very excited to partner with WaterFire for their annual fundraiser at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse this year! Year-round, WaterFire Providence transforms the rivers of downtown Providence into eighty sparkling bonfires, inspiring the community and creatively transforming the city for all to enjoy. The event took place at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Downtown Providence to […]Read More »

Congratulations to Joseph Haggard, Winner of the 2013 Providence Cocktail Competition!

Joseph Haggard at the announcement of his win. Who has bragging rights as the winner of the Providence Cocktail Competition? Joseph Haggard from The Grange! After an action-packed evening of muddling, shaking, mixing and blending, guests and judges chose their winner from the group of participating competitors. A big congratulations to Joseph, who entered the […]Read More »

Presenting the Providence Cocktail Competition Contestants!

We’re gearing up for the Providence Cocktail Competition tomorrow night at 7pm at Féte Music! For just 10 bucks you’ll be able to sip 12 signature cocktails from bartenders and at home mixologists and help determine a winner. Plus 6 more secret ingredient cocktails made on the spot by finalists! For us at Bottles, it’s […]Read More »

Providence Cocktail Competition Entry is Open!

Consider yourself a cocktail concocting genius? Enter the Providence Cocktail Competition! As part of the 2013 Providence Cocktail Week held by Providence Monthly, this contest is open to anyone over 21, and includes a great prize package. You’ll just have to read these guidelines, submit a cocktail recipe, and wait to see if you’re one […]Read More »

Bottles for the Cause: PPPRI Event

Last week, Bottles was honored to be a sponsor for a special event with Partnership for Philanthropic Planning Rhode Island (PPPRI). Taking place at the Aldrich House, one of Providence’s most celebrated historic homes and also the home of the Rhode Island Historical Society, PPPRI colleagues gathered for a networking and tasting reception. PPPRI’s mission […]Read More »

Save the Bay's 2nd Annual "Taste of the Bay"

Bottles was honored to support Save The Bay’s second annual Taste of the Bay event yesterday at the beautiful Save The Bay Educational Center. Save The Bay has dedicated themselves to protecting and restoring our Narragansett Bay, including nearby coastal waterways and shores. This year, the Taste of the Bay annual meeting and celebration has grown […]Read More »

Bottles for the Cause: Vartan Gregorian Elementary School

Bottles Fine Wine is proud to be involved in supporting our local Providence community. Just the other week, we were honored to be a supporter of  Vartan Gregorian Elementary School‘s fundraising auction. With a tasty selection of wines from Bottles for the event’s attendees, Vartan raised enough funds to create a computer room in their library, […]Read More »

Bottles for the Cause: A Thank-You from RI Food Bank

Bottles for the Cause: One of the many events we have supported so far in 2013 includes the Taste of the Flower Show. Attendees enjoyed a wonderful evening of gourmet food and drinks, and a special preview of exhibits in the Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show. Proceeds went to benefit the Rhode Island Community […]Read More »

Bottles for the Cause: Red White & Blues 2

This past weekend, right here in Providence, Rhode Island, Bottles Fine Wine was honored to be a part of Red White & Blues 2, an event to benefit Trinity Repertory Company. Attendees enjoyed a tasting of wines from around the world, tasty food by local restaurants, and dancing to the The Silks, a popular local […]Read More »

Bottles for the Cause: "How to Love Wine" with Eric Asimov

Recently, Bottles and the Providence community welcomed the Chief Wine Critic of the New York Times, Eric Asimov, for a reading of his newest book, “How to Love Wine, a Memoir and Manifesto.” Jennifer from Books on the Square, Eric Taylor from Bottles, Eric Asimov, and Susanna from Reach Out and Read Eager fans could […]Read More »

Beaujolais Festival: An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Just as the Providence community supports us, the folks here at Bottles support local organizations and their events. Last weekend, Bottles was honored to support the French American School of Rhode Island at the 19th Annual Beaujolais Festival: An Evening at the Moulin Rouge. The French American School of Rhode Island is a “unique educational […]Read More »

Bottles for the Cause: Harvesting Hope

Recently, Bottles was honored to support the Southside Community Land Trust at the annual Harvesting Hope event and fundraiser. With tasty hors d’oeuvres, Rhode Island food trucks, wine from Bottles, and and inspiring words from Margaret DeVos (SCLT’s Executive Director),  the evening was a great success, raising over $51,000! Read more and see photographs from the event at the […]Read More »

Shoulder to Shoulder Fundraiser

Bottles is a neighborhood store. We take special pride in supporting and sponsoring local events and organizations in the community. This past September, Bottles was honored to be asked to support the annual fundraiser for Shoulder to Shoulder, which took place right here in Providence, RI. Shoulder to Shoulder (also known as Hombro a Hombro) is […]Read More »

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