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Stocking Stuffers Under $20 at Bottles

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.

Stocking Stuffers

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.

Cheers!
The Bottles Team

9 Gift Ideas for Wine, Beer & Cocktail Lovers

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!

Wine, Beer, Spirit Gift Ideas

BEER

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 

SPIRITS

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 >

WINE

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 info@bottlesfinewine.com to learn more!

Favorite Bottles: Top Holiday Spirits

Liquor Gift Ideas

If there’s a time of year when you need a special bottle of something, it’s the holidays. Whether you’re looking the perfect gift for those you really appreciate, or need a memorable bottle to open up and share with family and friends, we’ve made sure to bring in our favorite picks to feature in the shop. 

Here is our selection of Gin, Vodka, Rum, Mezcal, Whiskey, Scotch, and even Chartreuse that we find especially delicious and interesting. Plus, they’re easy on the eyes! Cheers!

Gin

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GIN

Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin – A delightfully dry gin made with cool, crisp cucumber & aromatic citrus. As well suited to a Gin & Tonic as a dry Martini, this bottle is a real treat for the gin lover in your family.  Make a Botanical Spritzer

St. George Botanivore Gin – A remarkably well balanced gin in the London Dry style. Deeply aromatic, its juniper flavors blend seamlessly with note of citrus & herbs. Try it in a Dorflinger

St. George Terroir Gin – This heady gin is made with botanicals that grow in California. It has a big nose of spruce tips, with a finish of laurel & oranges. Our recommended cocktail: Terroir Martinez

St. George Dry Rye Gin – Rye is super spicy! This gin is electric with bright, spicy, dry rye flavors. Perfect for a Dry Rye Negroni.

Vodka

VODKA

Karlsson’s Gold – Made from seven separate distillations from virgin Norwegian potatoes. Incredibly smooth, with a rich mouthfeel and a creamy, lingering finish. Neither Eric or Liam are allowed to bring it home anymore – it goes too fast. Try it in a Black Gold (Karlsson’s on the rocks with a crack of black pepper).

Jewel of Russia ‘Ultra’ – Each unique, hand-painted bottle contains one of the purest spirits we’ve ever encountered. It’s almost like drinking nothing at all. How do you drink this? Shake over ice & strain. That’s it.

Mezcal Tequila

MEZCAL

Xicaru Silver – Made from 100% Espadin agave, smoked over mesquite, and crushed in the traditional Tahona method, this is a Mezcal of distinction. From its earthy start to its finish of light citrus notes, this is the perfect bottle for the Mezcal lover in your life, or for someone longing to be introduced to the world of Mezcal. Fantastic in a Mezcal Paloma – Pour 1 oz. of Xicaru in a highball glass with ice, and top with grapefruit soda.

Pierde Almas Coñejo – This remarkable Mezcal is only made once a year, and in very limited quantities. It’s produced by wrapping fruit, almonds, and anise in a rabbit & hanging it in the still, rather like a gin is produced. The final product is akin to drinking a big, beautiful, smoky, citrusy roast. Made for sipping.

Rum

RUM

Grand Ten Medford Rum – Grand Ten Distillers, in Boston, has brought back a lost, forgotten style of rum with their Medford. Made from a sour mash of blackstrap molasses, it’s creamy, buttery, & hugely aromatic. This is a whiskey lover’s sipping rum. Looking for a cocktail featuring Medford Rum? Make a Palmetto.

Clement 6 Year Grand Reserve – A true sipping rum, the Grand Reserve is a blend of rums aged for years in different oak casks – some in French Limousin, some in charred new American oak. The resulting blend of finish rums has flavors of almonds & biscotti, hazelnuts, tarragon, & green tea. Delicious as is.

Chartreuse

CHARTREUSE

Chartreuse Green – Truly in a class of its own, Chartreuse is the creation of Carthusian monks, who have been passing down & perfecting their recipe for centuries. Trying to describe the flavor of Chartreuse is like trying to describe your first kiss. It’s strange & wonderful, ethereal & delicious all at the same time. If you need a Chartreuse cocktail, we recommend a Chartreuse Smash.

Chartreuse Green V.E.P. – As if a bottle of Chartreuse wasn’t good enough, the monks also make an extra aged version. As far as we can tell, it’s made from unicorn tears, ambrosia, and the laughter of children. It’s a rare treat, and a stunning example of the heights people can achieve when they put their minds to it.

Cognac

COGNAC

D’Usse – This is a newcomer for us, and we were impressed with its intense flavors (of cinnamon & clove) and its light, creamy mouthfeel. This is a great bottle for the Cognac drinker in your life who’s looking for something new. D’Usse makes an impressive Vieux Carre.

Cognac Louis XIII

Remy Martin Louis XIII – This legendary blend contains no spirit less than 50 years old. It has subtle & nuanced flavors of hazelnuts, truffles, & prunes. Distinct & impressive, this is truly a gift for someone very deserving.

Whiskey - Tin Cup

WHISKEY

Tin Cup – American Whiskey at its finest, Tin Cup is a new release from Jess Graber out of Colorado. Distilled from grain and a generous amount of rye, it’s light & lively on the palate, with a dry finish that makes it equally as suited to cocktails as it is to a few cubes. Wonderful in a classic Old Fashioned.

Michters Celebration Bourbon Whiskey

Michter’s Celebration – Hand selected by Master Distiller Willie Pratt, this extraordinary blend of 20 – 30 year old Bourbons & Ryes is going to make one very lucky person very, very happy. It could be you!

Bruichladdich Scotch Whiskey

SCOTCH

Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie – Previously known as the ‘Laddie 10’, this unpeated Single Malt is made from 100% Scottish barley, carefully distilled, and aged in American Oak. It’s equal parts fruity, malty, biscuity, creamy, & delightful. The perfect bottle for the Whiskey lover in your family.

Macallan 25

Macallan 25 Year Sherry Oak – One of the highest rated & consistent Single Malts in the world, the Macallan 25 Year exhibits deep & profound notes of cinnamon, wood smoke, dried fruits, and a touch of citrus. The kind of gift that lets people know what you really think of them.

Cheers!
– The Bottles Team

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas: Custom Engraved Wine & Glassware

Custom Etched Wine Bottles
Rhody Heart design with 3 lines of custom text.

Looking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie this year? Etch your personalized message directly on a wine, champagne, or whiskey bottle! We can even engrave their monogram on mugs, flasks, and wine glasses, or you can choose from our selection of Valentine’s Day glassware. For ordering details, please visit www.bottlesfinewine.com/engraving.

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Personalized Glass Flask
Love Potion No.9 design on Glass Flask
Rhode Island Beer Mug
Rhody Heart design on beer mug.
Mason Jar Mug for Valentine's Day Gift
Doily Heart design on mason jar.
XOXO Shot Glasses - Custom Engrave a Monogram or Letter
Single letter monogram on shot glasses.
Moustache, Lips Beer Glass - Add a Personalized Message
Moustache and Lips design on pub glass.

Valentine Gifts for Wine Lovers

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! To help you find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, the folks here at Bottles Fine Wine have complied a list of wine lover’s gift ideas, available at our Providence, Rhode Island wine store. From wine and champagne engraving, to their favorite wine, we’ve got you covered. We also gift wrap!

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Engraved Wine Bottles & Glasses
Let your sweetie know you care! An artfully engraved wine bottle with a special message right on the bottle makes a memorable and thoughtful gift for loved ones. Our in-house engraving services allow you to customize bottles and glassware, starting at just $10 plus the cost of the item.
*Monday, Feb. 11th 2013 is the last day to place an order for Valentine’s Day.* 

 

Le Nez du Vin Aroma Kit
Aromas account for 85% of taste when you are enjoying wine, and to help people describe what they smell from a glass of wine, Jean Lenoir created Le Nez du Vin. This kit contains 6 aromas and an instructional manual, honed to help develop your wine tasting skills. Learn to identify combinations of aromas in grape varietals such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. $29.99

“Il Colle” Rosé Wine
A sparking Rosé wine from the Veneto region of Italy, “Il Colle” is the perfect wine for Valentine’s Day to give to your loved ones. We also gift wrap! $12.99

Perfect Cube Trays
Cocktails are always better cold, so why not enjoy them with some style? In a festive Valentine red color, Perfect Cube Trays create fun, perfectly square ice cubes that look great in drinks. Set of 2 for $11.99

Chocolate Shop Wine
“The Chocolate Lover’s Wine,” Chocolate Shop is a red wine with blended with the natural flavors of chocolate. With aromas of black cherry and dark chocolate, we recommend enjoying a glass of this ruby red wine with chocolate and your special someone. $13.99
 
 
Happy Valentine’s Day!