Sparkle is a good word. It conjures thoughts of stars and glistening oceans, fireworks and celebrations. It's a word that doesn't quite roll off the tongue. It's somewhat awkward and ends rather abruptly, cocky in the happy sentiment it emits.
And happy it is; a chaser of good fortune, a string of shimmering lights, a shining portrait of what is good in this world: the sparkle in the eye, the sparkle of the spirit, the sparkle of youth.
Don't let the sparkle flicker out.
That's the intro to the newsletter we sent out on December 14th, 2012. We'd been in business for under 6 months, and that day was kicking off a series of grower Champagne tastings. We already had a fun and bubbly email ready to go...then the news broke of a massacre of children (children!!) in our neighboring state. It was unfathomable. Then.
But here we are again; after Buffalo, after Uvalde, (etc, etc...) and we ask: how do we keep the sparkle from flickering out when everyday brings another crack that lets in the dark where the light used to be? We don't know...replacing the politicians who are purchased by the gun lobby is a no-brainer, but...thoughts & prayers with that one. It's all about the power. We live with the horror. Which brings to mind this great song...music continues to be a salve.
Anyway, we have always struggled sending out newsletters and doing the whole social media thing with the backdrop of this cruel world always looming like a storm cloud over our shoulders. So we're pretty much just not going to do it this week. If you want to follow an account that's genius at it, go on over to Fearless Fish on Instagram. They win the prize.
Oh and happy graduation(s). We hope you change the world.
Cheers to decent humans.
Sometimes, if you look up, you might see a hummingbird in a tree. Here's a link on what to plant to attract them.
Looking for a way to support reproductive rights in RI? Get some tickets to this fun event! You can also buy a ticket for someone else, or just donate to the cause. We'll be a sponsor in some fashion, still hashing out those deets!
Update on our Khor Ukranian vodka fundraiser: we sold through our stack and raised $900 for World Central Kitchen! The distributor is currently sold out...
Three to four curated wines per month, with producer notes, pairing suggestions/recipes, and an occasional wild card—something fun that we think compliments what’s in the box. Price includes delivery within RI, which will be scheduled the second week of each month, Tuesday through Saturday, depending upon location. In-store pick-up is also an option.
Pictured above is the March club, all from the Wine Traditions portfolio.
We specialize in, and feature Rhode Island's largest selection of, organic, natural and small-production wine and grower-Champagne, as well as numerous spirits, sakes, and craft beers, ranging in price from the everyday to the special occasion.
Gift cards available in any amount.
12% discounts on a case of wine, mixed or otherwise.
Our Blue Tag section is buy one/get one half off – everyday.
WE ARE OPEN FOR INDOOR SHOPPING BUT feel free to still order through oure-comm if you are more comfortable that way, or you may also call 401-621-9650 (don't leave a message) or email shop @ campusfinewines.com.
We offer statewide delivery Tuesday through Saturday with a $50 minimum order; Providence and immediate surrounding areas can be same day depending on time received, next delivery day for all other areas.
WE ARE STILL WEARING MASKS
Also: we have two air purifiers going full time at the shop (front and back), we keep our front door open as much as we can, we have fans blowing air out the door, and we have an exhaust fan running in back.
We don't know when we'll restart tastings. Just riding every wave, seeing where we land...