141 Pitman St. Providence, RI 02906 // 401.372.2030 // Mon-Sat 9am-10pm Sun 10am-6pm

At Bottles we take our beverages seriously and take on the difficult task of sampling products before we choose to put them on the shelf. It’s tough work, but we have to make sure everything meets our seal of approval! We’re passionate about wine, beer and spirits and are thrilled to have enthusiastic customers share our thirst!


Gil Maclean


Co-creator of Stirrings, the all-natural cocktail mixer brand, Gil has been dedicated to making cocktails accessible and enjoyable. It is with this same founding principal that he approached the creation of Bottles. "I couldn't understand why we didn't have a world class liquor store in Providence. I created a place where I wanted to shop: interesting, seasonal and educational with a large selection at a great price."


Jeff Weiss

Chief Marketing Officer

Jeff started his career at Harpoon Brewery and 25+ years later - with a few stops along the way - he arrived at Bottles. A recent veteran of global brands including Clarks and Bostonian Footwear, Jeff leads our efforts in delivering creative environments and experiences meant to help our customers navigate the beverage world in-store, online and everywhere in between. Jeff still enjoys an IPA every now and again or just about anything you can drop an olive or ice into.


Eric Taylor

Director of Operations

Eric has traveled all over the world exploring wineries and working at acclaimed restaurants such as Spiaggia in Chicago and Wild Ginger in Seattle. Eric's favorite part about his job is education, he has lead wine classes on every topic, from Wine 101 to the Wine Olympics, helping customers unlock the mystery of their taste preferences, Eric's favorite wines are Rieslings.


Liam Maloney

Director of Merchandising & Partnerships

Liam is a walking encyclopedia on cheese and loves nothing more than helping you pair your next culinary adventure. An avid home brewer, he has organized many successful beer dinners, pairing quality brews with delicious entrées. He is happiest drinking a cold beer and watching the Patriots rack up yet another championship.


Kathryn McManus

Director of Marketing

Katie has worn many hats in the culinary, wine and restaurant worlds over the past 20 years -- in wine education, marketing, pr, cheese-monging, and event and retail management, among others, and loves nothing more than exploring, enjoying, sharing, and talking to others about food and wine. In terms of her wine preferences she's an acid freak who loves Mosel Rieslings, Champagne and a good Chianti Classico.


Nick Shugrue

Wine Director

Nick is our resident vintage wine expert. Name a year and Nick will be able to tell you climate conditions in great detail. He has been in the wine industry for over fifteen years, hunting down the best Brunello di Montalcinos for your Sunday dinner. A self-avowed geek, Nick is constantly reading about the history of production styles and their influence on the modern wine industry. Nick enjoys "most everything" especially wine from Burgundy, Piedmont and Bordeaux.

Josh Shields

General Manager

Josh's route to Bottles includes stops at fine wine shops in both Western MA and Boston, and Bern's Steak House in Tampa, FL. There, Josh oversaw a 750,000 bottle list and warehouse - thelargest working wine cellar in the world - and was part of the team that garnered the steakhouse the 2016 James Beard Award for Excellence in Wine Service. Josh loves to broaden his beverage education with travel, and in that search has been to Argentina, California, Czech Republic, Ireland, Turkey, and France -  most recently working the 2015 vintage in Bordeaux. He is as much a history-nerd as he is a cork-dork, and is happy to chat about either!

Alex McIlwee

Assistant Manager

As Assistant Manager, Alex wants to help you pair wine with anything from vegan burgers to wagu. Though she is passionate about the beverage industry, cooking is her one true love (aside from her pup and kitten). She is well-versed in Spanish and Portuguese wines and can tell you all about the organics, biodynamics, and sulfites of the wine world. Most likely to be found with food in her mouth and a glass of wine in her hands.


Mia Bernardo

Assistant Manager, Engraving Supervisor

In addition to helping manage the shop, Mia is our Engraving Supervisor, a beer nerd, jill of all trades and self described 'spirit' guide (heh) whose favorite game is helping you find something fun and new to sip on. Ask me about gin, beer and rosé!


Gaby Mollinedo

Design and Marketing

Don Schmidt

Wine Sales

Boasting forty-two years in the beverage industry, Don is a wonderful  resource for staff and customers alike. Done is a Rhode Island living legend, his reputation for thoughtful recommendations and expertise is the reason customers travel from all over to chat with Don about wines from every region, in every varietal. Don enjoys great German beers and Northern Rhone wines. A Scotch connoisseur, his favorite is Glenfiddich 18 year.