November is right around the corner, which doesn't seem possible... but does seem a little terrifying given the teetering state of, ah, everything? So let's just get right to what's new & what's happening in the shop––our little universe, as it were :-)
ROSÉ IS NOW 20% OFF!
Until it's gone.
Excludes sparkling, boxes, & Blue-Tags.
Use discount code ROSÉ20
WINE TASTING TONIGHT 5PM-7PM
This evening's line up is pretty much all bang-for-your-buck, including two under $15 Italians, an under $30 Chablis, and a $20ish Italian liter, which has many fans already, but we decided to crack one open anyway.
Tombacco began as a fruit farming business in the 19th century. In 1919 they began cultivating vineyards, and then built a winery and made wine from their own fruit. Over the decades they have purchased other vineyards, and make wine throughout Italy. Their approach is traditional, and the wines are balanced, true to place, and very affordable.
Pecorino makes a lemony, mineral or herbal driven dry white wine though this example, from Abruzzo just south of Marche, has a plush impression not typical of the variety offering a golden color, tropical aromas and flavors with a complex spicy finish.
A cool fermentation in temperature controlled tank captures primary characteristics of lemon zest, red grapefruit, and mango skin. Post fermentation lees aging brings texture and spice complexity.
80% Montepulciano and 20% Aglianico from Molise province of Campobasso sandwiched between Abruzzo and Campagnia. After a traditional red fermentation the wine is aged in tank for 36 months prior to blending. The resulting wine has a deep ruby color, aromas and flavors of cherry, plum, and vanilla with velvety tannins.
After learning at the side of his father and uncle, Christope Patrice branched off by acquiring his own 5 hectare of vineyards in the Yonne during 1996. By 2013 he’d gained more vineyards until his estate holdings amounted to 22 hectares at the age of 45.
This Chablis (always 100% Chardonnay) is grown at low density plantings on limestone soils giving a wine with minerality, vivid fruit, and refreshing acidity.
Elisabetta Foradori took over the grape growing and winemaking duties at the family estate in Trentino, Italy, when her father died young in 1985. Since then she has transformed the estate from the ground up, converting to biodynamic viticulture and bringing the region back to valuing quality over quantity. When the website Corkbuzz asked her back in March what her 10-year goals were, this was her answer: “To create an independent agricultural union. To help ease my children into adulthood. To have a garden that can feed all those that come to visit. To be aware and happy every day.”
Ampeleia started in 2002 as a collaboration between Elisabetta Foradori and a couple of friends. They saw the potential of the mineral-rich hills of Colline Metallifere in Maremma for making transparent, gentle wines, that are true to place. Farming is biodynamic. There are now many more friends involved.
Unlitro is produced from a blend of Grenache, Carignano, Mourvèdre, Sangiovese and Alicante Bouschet grapes grown close to the sea at 200-350m elevation. Native fermentation is followed by 2-3 days post-fermentation maceration to soften the tannins. The wine is then racked off its skins to concrete tank where it rests for 6 months before bottling with minimal S02. The result is an inviting aromatic red with exuberant red fruit flavors along with balsamic and spice notes.
We got a bunch of new stuff but only have time to mention a few
Welcome fall with this organic orange wine from Bordeax: Vincent Lacoste "Orange" Semillon 2021 $19.99 This is a delicately spicy, herbal, autumnal wine with citrus oil notes and a mouth-watering, saline finish. And a cute label to boot.
And lastly in the quick mentions:
We're really digging the Precedent wines lately. Yup, we do occasionally get into domestic wines too! These are just lovely, expressive, and understated––from some serious vineyard sites. We currently have three for sale, but more on order...we're thinking Thanksgiving...even though it seems too soon!
$100 club includes three to four selections per month.
Each tier will come with producer notes, pairing suggestions, and/or recipes.
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.
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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.
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