The Bottles Team
Interested in these delicious, delicious bottles? We’re giving you the chance to win one! Choose from our sweet selection of: Four Roses Bourbon – Bottles’ Barrel Select, Cantillion Iris Lambic, and If You See Kay Italian Red!
How to enter:
1. First, follow @bottlesfinewine on Instagram.
2. Regram the Giveaway Prize Photo.
3. In your Regram, you must @-mention @bottlesfinewine and #-hashtag #bottlesfwgiveaway!
The Bottles Instagram Holiday Giveaway ends at 11:59PM (Eastern Time) on Sunday, December 21st. Three winners will be announced on Tuesday, December 23rd, and winners will also be contacted privately through Instagram direct with details on how to claim their prize!
-Must be 21+ years of age to enter contest
-We cannot ship to Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah or Vermont. We do not ship outside of the United States.
– Enjoy responsibly!
Cantillon Iris 2013
This rare lambic-style beer has been called an “unusual treat that will thrill the connoisseur of traditional Belgian beers – absolutely, utterly unique.” It is fermented by wild yeasts and aged for two-years in oak wine casks at the Brussels-based Cantillon Brewery. Iris is brewed only once every season and all the beers come from the same brewing. This is why the beer is dated.
A red blend from Lazio, Italy. The label stops you in your tracks – it’s an image of a strong, pierced and tattooed woman who, in the wine makers’ words, “embodies the principles of living life to its fullest. She embodies the wide-open throttle approach to winemaking…she is about freedom, being true to one’s beliefs and dispensing with conventional thinking and boundaries.” We think the wine has the same bad-ass lust for life, ripe with flavors of juicy blackberry fruit and dark cocoa nibs. Immensely enjoyable.
Four Roses Bourbon – Bottles’ Barrel Select.
A very special bottle!! Eric Taylor, Bottles General Manager, journeyed to Kentucky a few months ago to the Four Roses Distillery. He spend a day tasting through many many barrels, and after much discussion and re-tasting, decided on this Bourbon. It features aromas of warm honey roasted hazelnuts and flavors of rich and creamy vanilla, toasted oak and a long cocoa laced finish. A truly unique expression and only available at Bottles!
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Star Wars ice cubes? Rhode Island themed beer mugs? How about an absinthe gift set? Who says grown-ups can’t have fun gifts for Christmas! Check out this list of stocking stuffers for under $20 that will please and amuse folks that enjoy wine, beer, and cocktails.
Vodka: A Global History by Patricia Herlihy – Learn about the history of vodka in this book with Patricia Herlihy, a Brown University professor and our favorite vodka expert around town!
Star Wars Silicone Ice Trays – Choose from a Death Star, Boba Fett, or Han Solo in Carbonite.
Lucahdor Bottle Openers – A mini wrestler applying a famous lock hold on your beer bottle!
Absinthe spoons, glass, and sugar cubes – All the accessories you’ll need to enjoy Absinthe the traditional way.
Wine Monkey – Heading to a get-together? Slip a Wine Monkey onto your bottle of Bordeaux and you’re covered.
Mystery Nips – A variety of liquor nips – it’s a surprise what’s in each box!
Wine Aerating Pour Spout – An aerating spout that draws oxygen into the wine, bringing our its full flavor.
Greeting from Rhode Island Beer Mug – A hefty beer mug etched with our very own ‘Greetings from Rhode Island’ design.
What Cheer Metal Flask – Original design by Bottles, and hand-engraved by our master engraver
Dapper ’Staches Drink Markers – Keep your party classy and your drinks distinguished. Simply apply one to your glass.
The Bottles Team
Finding the perfect gift for someone doesn’t have to be tricky! If they enjoy a good drink, then they’re sure to appreciate these gift ideas we’ve highlighted from our shop. We’ve separated this list into beer, spirits, and wine related gifts to make it a bit easier to browse. Of course, a festive bottle of wine or one of our Top Holiday Spirits are great choices, too. Stop by the store – we’re here to help you pick the perfect gifts that they will truly appreciate!
And the best part of all this? We gift wrap! Happy Holidays from all of us at Bottles!
Everyday IPA Kit – Homemade beer! It’s so easy with the Brooklyn Brewshop kit, no muss, no fuss, just fun!
Jalapeño Saison Mix – For the advanced home brewer with a taste for spice! All the ingredients to make a Belgian style saison with a kick!
Numbered Tasting Flight – A great way to show off a serious craft brew cellar, engraved here at Bottles! Check out more personalized gifts at theengravedbottle.com
St. George Gin Gift Set – St. George distillery out of Alameda, California brightens our day with its range of craft spirits! This gift pack contains 3 small bottles of their delicious gins. The Terroir gin contains Douglas fir, California bay laurel and sage. Truly a unique gift!
Bottles Gift Card: $25, $50, $100 – With so many spirits to choose from, it can be intimidating to select a bottle they’re sure to love. A Bottles Gift Card gives them what they really want: the gift of choice, and an impressive selection interesting, unique spirits.
Cocktail Enthusiast Gift Basket – If you’re not sure what items to include in a Bottles custom gift basket, we also have themed gift baskets ready to go. The Cocktail Enthusiast Gift Basket includes Prairie Gin and Vodka, The Bitter Truth Cocktail Bitters Traveler’s Set, and a book about the history of vodka. Browse more Gift Baskets >
Host Chill Spout – Tired of running back to the fridge to freshen your guests’ Chardonnay and missing a crucial part of the conversation? No more! Sit and relax while the Host Chill Spout keeps your wine chilled while sitting on the table.
Bottles’ Favorites: Wine Club – Does your gift recipient love exploring wine? Give them access to what our experienced and discerning staff are drinking throughout the year. We’ll deliver a selection of wine to their door each month. Visit bottlesfinewine.com/gifts to place an order.
In-Home Wine Tasting – Present them with a gift certificate for a world-class Wine Tasting they can enjoy in the comfort of their own home. One of the experts at Bottles will arrive at their door, wine in tow, ready to lead a relaxed, fun and educational tasting tailored to their tastes. Starting at $40 per person. Call (401) 372-2030 or email email@example.com to learn more!
Winter is coming to an end and Spring is just around the corner. What better way to transition to the next season than with seared, fresh Sea Scallops gathered from Narragansett Bay? To enhance the mild flavor of the scallops, we recommend a bottle of Muscadet, a dry, bright, and minerally white wine. Down with the reds! Bring on the whites and rosés!
Found in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, sea scallops are harvested anywhere from Newfoundland down to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Generally shiny and creamy white in color, scallops have a sweet, rich taste that is mild or briny. Don’t worry about a slight orange or pinkish tint when raw; it’s natural and won’t affect the flavor. High quality scallops have an ivory translucence to them and should keep their oval shaped structure.
Located in the far western portion of the Loire Valley, in France, wine grower Marc Ollivier makes some of the top Muscadets from the AOC Muscadet Sevre et Maine appellation. Hand-picked by Ollivier himself, this Muscadet is unique because of the use of natural yeasts. Taking longer to ferment, the wine is bottled later, but it is well worth it.
The Muscadet vines are grown in terroir that is thick with granite stones and debris, giving the wines a particularly lemon-tinged, mineral edge that makes it perfect for seafood. His Muscadet Sevre et Maine sur Lie has beautiful, bright and energetic aromatics that are fruit forward and floral. The palate displays similar characteristics, with lots of pleasing texture and substance.
This Muscadet is a fantastic complement to this simple seared scallop recipe that only takes 10 minutes to prepare. We recommend enjoying this pairing on your veranda on a fresh spring day.
1 lb Sea Scallops
2-3 tsp grapeseed oil or olive oil
2 large cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
A handful of Parsley, chopped
1 tsp unsalted butter
Fresh ground pepper
Juice from half a lemon
Method of Preparation
1. In a bowl gently toss the scallops with the oil, garlic and parsley. For increased flavor, store in the refrigerator for some minutes before cooking.
2. Over medium heat, melt the butter in a sauté pan.
3. Once the butter starts to bubble, add the scallops, season with ground pepper and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
4. Very carefully, turn over the scallops. After about 1 minute squeeze the lemon juice over top and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Once they have become opaque, stop cooking them!
5. Serve over salad greens and sprinkle with sea salt. Yields 4 servings. *Recipe by Savoring the Thyme.
by Kim Vroegindewey
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, and order new furniture, books, and periodicals, to the benefit of all children in the neighborhood.
Among the many services and gift options offered at Bottles Fine Wine is custom bottle engraving. Bottles can engrave on almost any item in our liquor store that is glass or metal, including other types of liquor bottles like scotch or bourbon, and metal objects like flasks and shakers. Below are just a few of our favorite examples of custom engraved messages and logos.
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A bottle of wine with the label removed, custom etched with a school logo. After the logo was engraved on this bottle of wine, gold color was added to enhance the logo.
“Happy New Year” etched onto a bottle of delicious Ca’ Furlan Prosecco.
Two beautiful champagne flutes for the happy couple and their wedding date!
For more info and to order today check out TheEngravedBottle.com!