St. Patrick's Day Wine Tasting with Winebow

St. Patrick's Day Wine Tasting with Winebow


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Includes perks! Like a 10% discount everyday. You heard that right. 
Nothing green about tonight's tasting, no way to pull that off without beer and whiskey. Or leprechauns. Everyone knows Saint Patrick's most impressive miracles were performed with a combination of all three. Everyone knows. 

Anyway, may the road rise up to meet you and may your deposits be fully insured. 

Oh, did someone mention Rainbows

Cheers to decent people! 


Le Chai Duchet
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You Could Win This Bottle of Champagne Selosse Brut Initial! 
We're running an Instagram fundraiser for Amos House; donate at least $10 to be entered into a raffle to win this coveted bottle of bubbly. NOTE: You may need to open the Instagram app on your PHONE to see the DONATE link

 You may also donate to Amos House here & email the receipt to shop at with the subject line AMOS HOUSE SELOSSE RAFFLE before March 30th.

Good luck! 
We offer statewide delivery Tuesday through Saturday with a $75 minimum order; Providence and immediate surrounding areas can be same day depending on time received; next day delivery for all other areas. We do not *next day* deliver to points south of East Greenwich or north/west of Smithfield & Johnston on Fridays or Saturdays; exceptions can be made for events planned in advance. 
Australia & New Zealand Wine Tasting with Tristan Lozach of Winebow
We're stepping out of our comfort zone and going southern hemisphere. 

Jansz Tasmanian Sparkling Rosé $29.99

Tasmania is an island about 250 km (155 miles) south of the Australian mainland. With 1700 hectares planted to vines, it only makes up about 1% of Australia's total production; plantings are mostly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with about a third of that becoming sparkling wine, for which Tasmania is well(ish) known. Most of the tiny amount of wines produced here are bought up domestically.

Tasmania has a cool, maritime climate with high levels of rainfall on the west coast that don't tend to make it to the vineyards in the east. In fact, the south east can be so dry that irrigation is needed, but the north and west can be so wet that fungal diseases can be a concern. 

Jansz, established in 1986, is exclusively a sparkling wine house. It is now owned by the Hill-Smith Family Estates, which also owns Yalumba and Pewsey Vale. This is no *small* family affair like our usual M.O., but the wines are solid. 
Established in 1849, Yalumba is a multi-generational, independent wine business. They’ve been developing their own sustainable viticulture program since the mid-1990s, so for every hectare under vine, they plant at least one hectare of native vegetation. They encourage healthy, biodiverse vineyards and use wild yeast for initial fermentations but will also utilize winery cultured yeasts in production, depending on the wine. Their winemaking has been 100% vegan since 2012. Yalumba also owns some of the oldest vineyards in Barossa, including 1889 bush-vine Grenache and 1908 Shiraz. 

This Champagne method sparkler is Chardonnay & Pinot Noir from cool-climate vineyards across Tasmania. The fruit is hand-picked then gentle whole bunch pressed with cool fermentation, 100% malolactic, and extended aging on lees (a minimum of 18 months). This bubbly has a wonderfully creamy, mousse-like texture, with strawberries, rose petals, & red currants mingling on the palate. The finish is dry and savory. 

Pewsey Vale Single Vineyard Eden Valley Riesling, Australia $17.99

Eden Valley is a wine region abutting south Australia's Barossa Valley. It is known for its high-elevation vineyards and long-lived, dry Rieslings as well as its graceful Shiraz. 

The first vintage of this wine was produced in 1964 and it hasn't changed much since. The vineyard is planted at 1500 feet on clay/loam soils. Faming is organic and fermentation is in stainless steel with native yeast. The wine doesn't undergo malo, and it is bottled unfiltered. 

This is a lovely, savory Riesling. Lemon/lime aromas and flavors blend with rosemary, white pepper, tropical fruits and dried herbs. The lively acidity melds with the intense minerality to make a compelling wine to drink now, or to lay down to drink a half decade or so down the road. 

Esk Valley Hawkes Bay Chardonnay, New Zealand $19.99

Obviously New Zealand is famous for Sauvignon Blanc, but we're tasting a Chardonnay.

New Zealand is two nearly-connected islands in the south Pacific, about 1000 miles away from Australia, its next closest land mass. Vines were first planted here in 1819 but it wasn't until about 1970 that New Zealander's took their cool, maritime climate seriously enough to get serious about wine. Still, the NZ economy is far more dependent on dairy products than wine, which is its eighth biggest export and only about one tenth of Australia's.  

Hawke's Bay, located on the Southeast facing coast of the North Island, is New Zealand's second-largest wine region. The geography mixes hilly topography, river valleys, alluvial plains, and a coastal strip with direct exposure to the expanse of the Pacific Ocean.

Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape here, at 1,084ha, followed by Merlot, Pinot Gris, Syrah, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The fruit for this wine is sourced from select vineyards planted in the many sub-regions of Hawkes Bay. The individual parcels were harvested separately then fermented in both tank and French oak barriques. A percentage of the wine was allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation for added richness and complexity. The finished wines were left on their lees with regular stirring until blending and bottling (unfined). 

This is a medium-bodied chardonnay with clean, crisp citrus mingling with riper fruit (like peaches). A bit of butter and toasted nuts add low-notes, and it finishes with a hint of spicy oak. 

Yalumba Samuel's Collection Barossa Shiraz 2018, $22.99

Barossa Valley, in southeast Australia, is the heart of the industry and the country’s most famous wine region. Its phylloxera-free vineyards have led to it having the oldest, ungrafted, dry-farmed plots of Shiraz, Grenache, and Mourvèdre, up to 170 years old, making this area an irreplaceable heritage site. The Barossa Zone includes the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley wine regions.

This shiraz is from multiple Barossa vineyards with an average vine age of 40 years, planted between 300 and 1500 feet elevation. It’s fermented in stainless steel then matured for 10 months in 15% new French, Hungarian and American hogsheads, barriques & octaves, and the balance in old octaves, hogsheads, and barriques.

This shiraz is generous, with rich dark fruit, like cherry, plum, & blackberry. The portion of new oak offers toasty mocha notes; finishes meaty with peppery undertones.

We're carrying (when available) facevessel glasses and (sometimes) carafes. This unique & very limited glassware is handblown in Rhode Island by Neal Drobnis, and locally represented by Degen. It's like our very own local version of Supreme! We sold through the last drop, we're halfway through the new one.

Stock is never guaranteed...just the way we like it! 

We were in Wine Enthusiast as one of the Best Wine Shops in the U.S.; According to Pros! That's crazy talk, but we'll accept it.


We're in Wine Enthusiast ! Twice!

It's a really great article on natural wine shops and we never won't be excited to be included in it.

Join our Monthly Wine Club!

We have two tiers, $50 and $100.

$50 club features two curated wines per month.

$100 club includes three to four selections per month.

Each tier will come with producer notes, pairing suggestions, and/or recipes.

Members receive a 10% discount on regularly priced wines, regardless of whether or not the wines are part of a club pack. This discount does not apply to sale items, blue-tag wines, or boxes/cans/alternative packaging and cannot be added to any other discount or promotion. The discount is good on wine only, and is active for the duration of the club membership.  As of now it can only be used in-store or over the phone; it will not work online. Twelve bottle case discount remains 12%.

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.


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