SEASONAL RECIPES

The Top 3 Wine & Chocolate Pairings

Drink wine with chocolate, we say. Not just because it’s Valentine’s Day. But because the two are great together – when you choose wisely – and they should be enjoyed in tandem whenever you’re in the mood. Not just on February 14th. How to Pair: Though wine and chocolate are great on their own, it can […]Read More »

Comfort Wine for Comfort Food, Part II

Fact: More comfort foods are eaten per capita in January than in any other month. Post-Fact: OK, we have nothing official to back that stat up, but it certainly feels right, doesn’t it? Because it does so to us, here are more Comfort Wine and Comfort Food pairings that get our team through trying times and blustery […]Read More »

Comfort Wine for Comfort Food

There are no two ways about it. 2016 was a doozy. Which is why we’re easing into the new year with the cozy-wool-blanket bottles we call Comfort Wines. They’re the uncomplicated, easy drinking wines we crave when we just want to tune out, sit back, and feed our souls.  Herewith, a few of our team’s favorite Comfort Wine […]Read More »

Local Wine that Pairs with Winter Vegetable Soup

It’s hot soup season here on the east coast. Time to put up a big batch each week to nourish, warm, comfort and sustain your family throughout the upcoming cold New England winter. This version, from Bacaro’s Chef/Owner Brian Kingsford, relies on a homemade vegetable stock fortified with Parmigiano Reggiano rinds which lend the soup a rich, complex […]Read More »

Top Hanukkah Wines for 2016

In selecting the wines we feature each Hanukkah, the first thing I consider is the same thing I think about when selecting any of the wines we sell at Bottles: taste. Does the wine taste good, will it fit my customers’ tastes. The second is how it will pair with a traditional Hanukkah menu. Will it […]Read More »

The Top White Wines For Thanksgiving

Our entire team gathered one Sunday night after closing to taste through the Thanksgiving wines that our Wine Director, Nick, selected this year. The consensus? They’re all winners. There wasn’t a loser among them (and we have a really opinionated staff. Really. Opinionated.) That said, there are marked differences among each bottle. We encourage you to […]Read More »

The Top Red Wines for Your Thanksgiving Table

Everyone has opinions about which wines pair best with Thanksgiving dinner. Some say only drink Beaujolais, some dictate pinot noir. Some suggest drinking bubbly wine throughout the entire meal (let’s have dinner at their house!), some suggest pairing a different wine with each course. None of the above are wrong, of course. The only wrong […]Read More »

Wine to Pair with Roasted Cauliflower Soup

photo credit: Edible Rhody With cooler, fall nights upon us, the soul starts to crave rich, creamy, nourishing soups. Ben Lloyd, Chef-Owner of The Salted Slate (just a hop and a skip from Bottles) has a satisfying roasted cauliflower situation that fits the bill. He’s shared his recipe in the current issue of Edible Rhody, […]Read More »

Eric's Top Kosher Wines

The 2016 High Holidays are almost upon us, which means Eric’s been tasting his heart out in selecting the newest and best kosher wines for your table this year. We’ll be opening several of them at a special Kosher Wine event in store on Wednesday, September 28th from 5-7.  We hope you can join us so that you […]Read More »

A Summer Corn and Tomato Pairing

I can’t get enough of this super simple spin on the classic summer corn and tomato salad from our friends Brian and Katie O’Donnell of Warren’s really fantastic bywater restaurant. With such a wonderfully complex dish that has fat, oil, and garlic, I could think of only one other element to complete the picture: acid. Which is why […]Read More »

Summer Pairings: A Cool Dish for a Hot Week

  It’s hot. The air is hot. Our political climate is hot. Our society is hot. And we’re not even halfway through the Summer of 2016. Things could change if we all cool down our own little corners of the world, one step at a time. And a good place to start is at the […]Read More »

Wine & Beer to Pair with Clams & Favas

Can’t get more “New England in the Spring” than with this classic clam & squid salad from the current edition of Edible Rhody and Al Forno‘s Chef David Reynoso. The addition of the fava beans and scallions anchors it to the season, and allows for more adventurous parings. Try it with the Brasserie Dupont Foret for […]Read More »

This Season's Rosés, Part Three

Ah – here we are at last at the end of our rosé spectrum, with the wines that are darker, have a more intense fruit flavor, and finish on a savory note. Though there’s lots of variation within this subsection, these wines are all bone dry. They drink more like a red wine than their lighter […]Read More »

This Season's Rosé, Part Two

It’s finally arrived! East Coasters are finally enjoying the warmer, delightful weather that most people call Rosé Season. We at Bottles drink the pink year-round but it is an undeniable fact that longer sunny days and spring blossoms go hand-in-hand with bottles of chilled, crisp rosé. This week, we explore the middle of the rosé […]Read More »

Vintage 2015 Rosé, Part One

It’s official: rosé is the “it” wine of the year. Everyone’s drinking it, from big burly men whose usual go-tos are big tannic reds, to ladies who like a light white with their luncheon salads. That’s because rosés, with their wide spectrum of aromas and flavors, have something for all. This week, we explore the […]Read More »

Four Reds for Easter and Spring!

Last week we gave you Bottles’ top Spring picks for white and rosé wine. Today we share our favorite reds that will pair beautifully with lamb, ham, and other heavier dishes you’ll have on your table this season. Primarius, Pinot Noir, Oregon A rich, luxurious pinot from Oregon with bold fruit and an interesting mineral/graphite element that […]Read More »

Three Whites & a Rosé for Easter

Springtime celebrations, Easter being among the first this year, call for sprightly wines that revive our taste buds after a winter of more weighty flavors. In spring, we look for zing and zest, bright fruit and floral aromas to match the young season’s flavors of lamb, fresh greens, ham and fish. Here are the three white […]Read More »

Drink Your Chocolate

Skip the chewable chocolate this Valentine’s Day and give your sweetie the sippable sort. We’re crushing on a few bottles made with real chocolate and genuine skill, those that are good enough to be enjoyed year-round. Meletti Cioccolato Thick, dark, creamy, this Italian liqueur is pure pourable decadence. It’s made in Italy with milk and […]Read More »

A Mushroom Wine Pairing

Photo by Chip Riegel The humble mushroom is a cook’s best friend, given its amazing flavor and texture, versatility and nearly year-around availability in local farmer’s markets. It’s also beloved in the wine world as it has a natural affinity for so many different wine grapes and styles. When pairing wine with mushrooms, consider their power: […]Read More »

Wines to Pair with Butternut Squash Mac 'n' Cheese

Photo by Amy McCoy Come ON … look at that photo … why are you still reading and not on your way to the market to pick up fixins to make this Butternut Squash Mac ‘n’ Cheese?  While you’re out, stop by Bottles for one (or more) of the wines we suggest to pair with […]Read More »

Wines to Pair with Braises, Roasts & Stews

They’re the mainstay cooking methods in winter kitchens, and the backbone of virtually all of the comfort foods we are genetically inclined to crave when the mercury dips below 32. Here are our picks for the wines that will match the rich, warming flavors these techniques will bring to your table. 2010 Chateau Magneau Rouge […]Read More »

Roasted Leg of Lamb with Chateau Magneau Rouge

The Chateau Magneau Rouge is a very dry wine, with only hints of red fruit flavors. It has loads of minerality from the granite-rich soil which predominates the sub-region of Graves in which its grapes are grown and it’s precisely this lean, mineral style that makes it an excellent pairing with lamb, cranberries, and roasted […]Read More »

Wines for Winter Holidays

It’s official: Home entertaining season has reached its fever pitch. And because wine plays a key part in most winter occasions – from a romantic fireside dinner for two to a holiday open house for 100 – we selected 9 1/2  wines that are ideal for your table, under the tree, or for your host. […]Read More »

Top 3 Holiday Kosher Wines to Please and Delight

Quality, delicious, well-priced kosher wine is available to us more so now than ever before – a trend we thankfully don’t see waning anytime soon. Below are the 3 we think would will be perfect on any winter table – kosher or not. 2011 Savia del Sol Rioja, Spain $17.99 An excellent value and a […]Read More »

Don’t Let Your After-Dinner Drinks Be An Afterthought

An easy and impressive way to elevate any meal – especially Thanksgiving Dinner – is to offer your guests an after-dinner drink, served alongside – or in lieu of – dessert. And all that’s required for this elegant and delicious end-to-a-meal is a thoughtful bottle choice (we can help with that), and clean glassware. Baking […]Read More »

More Daring Pairings for Your Thanksgiving Table

Last week we shared 9 beautiful, crowd-pleasing wines, each of which will pair perfectly with the all of the flavors on the Thanksgiving plate. This week we have wines that are a bit more daring: they may not be for your beer-drinking Uncle Tom, but your sommelier-in-training cousin Susan will undoubtedly thank you for elevating […]Read More »

Perfect Pairings for Your Thanksgiving Table

One Plate. One Wine. The classic Thanksgiving dinner isn’t comprised of course after course of individual flavors and tastes; rather it’s a wholly-American one-plate mashup of differing flavors and textures that somehow equals a sum greater than its parts. For your table this year we’ve chosen wines grounded in this one-plate tradition: wines that within […]Read More »

Pork Chops with Lenore Syrah

Photo by Chip Riegel Syrah is, in my mind, Washington’s grape and the Lenore is a great example why.  Brimming with dark and brooding fruit flavors and a little bit of a smoky flavor, this is a perfect pairing with Edible Rhody Magazine’s grilled pork chops and rich Soffritto . Treat yourself to a perfect pairing […]Read More »

Sumptuous Wine Pairing for Savory Seafood Dishes

Home-made seafood dishes deserve an equally tasty wine. The Devil’s Advocate (named for those who dismiss Chardonnay) is not a oaky butter bomb, but rather lithe and studded with tropical fruit. This will be especially great with Edible Rhody Magazine’s rustic seafood dish, Haddock and Clams with White Wine, Potatoes and Escarole. This Chardonnay has sherry like […]Read More »

Definitely This Wine with Fall Salads

What food and wine pairing will taste like a party in your mouth? Edible Rhody Magazine’s Boston Bibb Salad and Ravines Riesling. Typically, acidic salad dressings are hard to pair with wine – they make the wine taste bitter. However the fresh apple cider sweetens this dressing and pairs perfectly with this fruity but bone-dry Riesling. […]Read More »

Top 9 Fall Wines: New York, Washington, Oregon

Ah, autumn. It’s time to ditch your summery drinks and pull out those velvety reds and luscious white wines. After all, you need something perfect to drink for the cooler weather, and equally yummy when with paired with harvest veggies, slow roasts, and big pasta dinners. Luckily, the shop has tons of incoming wines. It […]Read More »

Wine Pairing: Grilled Swordfish Pairs with Rosé!

Looking for a wine and grilled swordfish pairing? Try Les Dauphines Rosé and Edible Rhody’s Grilled Swordfish recipe. Les Dauphines Rosé is one of our favorites this summer!  It boasts a beautiful pink color and has elegant flavors of red fruits like ripe strawberries and raspberries with hints of honeysuckle and tangerine. This rosé is […]Read More »

Wine Pairing: Heirloom Tomato Salad pairs with Commanderie de La Peyrassol Rosé

Over the years, the Commanderie has been one of the most popular rosés at Bottles, and the 2014 vintage is better than ever!  It has a gorgeous light pink/salmon color, and beautiful light red fruit flavors of tart strawberries and raspberries. The finish has an expressive mineral-laden zing that cleanses the palate and gets you ready for […]Read More »

Wine Pairing: Quinoa Salad pairs with Gobelsburg Rosé

Wine and quinoa? Give this summery combination a try! We love the earthy, nutty flavor of Edible Rhody’s Summer Vegetable Quinoa Salad paired with this Austrian wine, Gobelsburg Rosé. The lithe, crisp flavors of tart raspberry and strawberry coupled with hints of wet stone make both the veggies and the grain pop, while melding perfectly […]Read More »

Point Judith Scallop Recipe & Wine Pairing

Happy spring! Celebrate the season and local seafood with fresh Point Judith Scallops enjoyed with a tasty new wine. We’re featuring a recipe from Edible Rhody Magazine, Point Judith Scallops with Spiced Carrot Purée & Asparagus, and pairing it with Birichino Malvasia Bianca. Birichino Malvasia An interesting Greek grape relocated to Santa Cruz, California, this wine boasts an […]Read More »

Top Spring Wines!

Spring’s arrival brings to mind new ​beginnings: the snow banks are melting, the days are getting longer and the sun is making itself known. Just as you pack away your bulky, winter jackets and unearth your light, spring coats – your wine choices gravitate away from hearty reds that pair well with comforting stews and […]Read More »

Top Wines for Easter & Passover

Spring is nearly here! At Bottles, we are always happy to help you select the perfect wines for your holiday menus, ensuring maximum holiday enjoyment with minimal stress. Our holiday display is a sampling of our favorite picks for your festivities, whether you’re serving a honey glazed ham, roasted rack of lamb or a poached cod […]Read More »

New Kosher Wines!

At Bottles we take great pride in hand selecting every single wine in our shop, we are always on the hunt for new great kosher wines from all over the world. This year we’re proud to introduce Volcanus Petit Verdot, a full and rich red with notes of raspberry, blackberry and a lush, smooth finish. […]Read More »

Champagne and Popcorn - Just in time for Oscar Night

Popcorn and Champagne … they go together like Harry & Sally. Like Bogie & Bacall. Like Harold & Maude: great alone, together sublime. They’re the ideal pair because Champagne’s yeasty, toasty bready flavors crave the fat and salt of a perfectly popped and dressed bowl of popcorn. And then there’s all that texture: the crunch […]Read More »

9 Overachiever Wines Under $15 and Pairings!

There’s no need to have a less-than-satisfactory glass of wine, even if you’re on a budget. Lucky for you, the wine experts at Bottles are always on the hunt for the best wine bargain—wines that deliver great quality at a little price. The catch is that oftentimes, wines that fit into this category are off […]Read More »

Sparkling Wine Paired with Asian Cuisine

Asian inspired cuisine can be difficult to pair wine to, but sparkling wine is often the very best pairing. This is especially true for Edible Rhody Magazine’s delicious Make Your Own Noodle Bowl. The tiny bubbles of sparkling wine do a great job of cleansing the palate in between bites and gets your mouth ready […]Read More »

A Bordeaux Wine Pairing: Sausage with Cabbage and Gratin

  A rich and hearty feast deserves a rich and hearty wine! And with the colder weather, dishes like Chez Pascal’s Belgium Tripp Sausage, recently featured in Edible Rhody Magazine, are ideal with Bordeaux wines. Wines from Bordeaux contain mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, both known for their power and elegance, and can stand up to […]Read More »

Start a Holiday Dinner with Chardonnay & a Sugar Pumpkin Soup

Few things are better in the winter than a rich soup for a weekend lunch or to start off a holiday dinner, and a bottle of Chardonnay is the perfect accompaniment. One of our current favorites in the store is Laetitia Chardonnay, ideal with warm appetizers like Edible Rhody Magazine’s Sugar Pumpkin Soup with Toasted […]Read More »

Butternut Squash Recipe Paired with Chardonnay!

If you’re looking for an easy and yummy Thanksgiving side dish, look no further! We just love this Roasted Butternut Squash recipe by Chef Jonathan Dille at The Grange, featured in Edible Rhody Magazine. Prepare the day before, and warm it up when you’re ready to serve. Now, what wine to pair with this dish? […]Read More »

Malbec Paired with Cornbread & Chorizo Stuffing!

Sometimes, it’s fun to do a twist on your traditional Thanksgiving dishes, and Edible Rhody’s Corn Bread and Chorizo Stuffing recipe is a great choice to liven things up. Enjoy with a big glass of rich, delicious Malbec! The little bit of spice from both the chorizo and the cayenne and the big ripe fruit […]Read More »

Sutto Prosecco & Holiday Salads!

A glass of bubbly is a great way to start your Thanksgiving dinner! We’re digging on Sutto Prosecco (from our Top 9 Thanksgiving Wine List) — it’s fresh, vibrant, and a treat everyone will enjoy along with special holiday salads. Try pairing it with Edible Rhody’s Rainbow Carrot Salad with Toasted Cumin Vinaigrette, featured in their recent […]Read More »

Top 9 Thanksgiving Wines!

What wines pair best with a Thanksgiving Feast? The simple answer is that the very best pairings are the wines that you like best. A typical Thanksgiving Dinner has so many different flavors on the table that it is nearly impossible to pick just one go-to wine that will pair with absolutely everything.  We recommend […]Read More »

How to Pair Wine with Your Pizza!

Don’t want to drink beer with your pizza? Or that pesky water stuff?? Gross! Well, here is our handy dandy guide to pairing wines with different varieties of our, (and hopefully your) favorite pizzas! -Margharita, pepperoni, white, vegetable, Greek, and Hawaiian- All pizza in this video is from the delicious Nice Slice in Providence. Cheers,  […]Read More »

Gourds Galore! Italian White Wine Pairing & Butternut Squash Purée

The brisk air is coming and the holidays are closer than we want to admit, so get a jump start on those recipes and test them out now! A great side dish and accompaniment especially to Thanksgiving is Puréed Butternut Squash with Sage and Parmesan. Especially since winter squash is best from October to November. […]Read More »

How 'Bout Them Apples?!

In the spirit of the chilling weather and in preparation for the great Thanksgiving cook-off, we chose Baked Apples with Pork Stuffing as one of our special Rhode Island seasonal recipes! This would be a great appetizer, side dish, or creative entrée for a chef of any level, as well as a great way to […]Read More »


Wine for Pasta Bolognese? Our Favorite Italian Reds

One of the best rules with food pairing is the adage, “If it grows together, it goes together.”  Especially in Europe, there is a very serious notion of eating food from the region that you live in – part of that notion is in drinking wine that is also grown nearby. So in this pairing, […]Read More »

Having Acorn Squash? Drink with Chardonnay!

We love Fall for its full, rich flavors of foods. Let’s turn our attention towards squash, and more specifically, the sweet and savory flavors of acorn squash. In nearly in any situation, squash and Chardonnay make a perfect pairing, including this Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe featured in Edible Rhody Magazine. Chardonnay is one of the […]Read More »

What Food Does Malbec Pair With? Try Beets!

For the most part, our wine recommendations always revolve around food.  Questions that we ask are:  “When will you be having this wine?” or “What are you having for dinner?”.  We love eating, and we love drinking wine, when the two are combined the effect is often magical.  When considering produce that are in season during […]Read More »

Pumpkin Bumpkin

Well, Fall has finally arrived and we are celebrating with a heaping bowl of the must-have seasonal flavor: pumpkin! (pumpkin orzo with sage, to be exact). Round, earthy, slightly sweet and versatile, it always seems like no one can ever get enough of this orange squash. We thought we would help you out by adding […]Read More »

Just Peachy

We’re trying to hang on to summer as long as we can, but this fall weather also has us thinking of everything that comes with the season. In order to satisfy both cravings, we are pairing a Bourbon Roasted Peach Cheesecake (yummm!) with a German dessert wine called Beerenauslese. The round, juicy, acidic, yet sweet […]Read More »

The Aubergine (Eggplant Season is Here!)

The perfect time for fresh eggplant is NOW! My inner Italian is telling each and every one of you to go buy a gorgeous, plump eggplant — their season is here and they couldn’t taste any better. Pleasantly bitter with a spongy texture, eggplants are consumed the world over in various ways and varietals. Used […]Read More »

You say Tomāto, I say Tomăto

It’s tomato season and I don’t know about you but tomatoes are a must have for my fridge, particularly of the heirloom variety. Each varietal shines in its own way and so if you are new to the heirloom variety consider buying a few different kinds to make this simple Heirloom Caprese Salad below. This […]Read More »

Endless Summer Rosés

In this twilight of summer it is important to make the most of sunny days and cool evenings. One should enjoy the harvest from local farms and relish in simple meals with grilled corn, overflowing salads and many, many tomatoes. While the living is still easy, let’s not forget our pink friend – rosé . […]Read More »

Gurkens Galore - A Cucumber Melon Salad paired with Greek Wine

As the end of summer draws ever nearer, now is the time when those vegetable gardens begin to yield delicious produce. As one of the easiest plants to grow, and very versatile, cucumbers are currently ripe for the taking! Light and perfect for summer, we have paired this simple but flavorful Quick-Pickled Cucumber Melon Salad […]Read More »

Chameleons of the Sea

Seafood and rosé wine pairing! It’s a match made in heaven. You may have read our grilled tuna steak or swordfish kebab pairings, however, we have saved the best for last with this light & simple, yet slightly southern Pan Roasted Fluke & Fried Green Tomatoes with Jonah Crab-Chive Remoulade. Thank-you Edible Rhody Magazine for […]Read More »

Summer: Fruits, Vegetables and Chilled Soup

Let’s talk about chilled soup! You read that right, cold soup. Stay with me! Once we are done, you’ll want to try this dish that has been around for centuries. We haven’t forsaken our rosé wine pairing, and so suggest you try this Chilled Fresh Green Soup from Edible Rhody with a tall (and equally as chilled) […]Read More »

Ferraris of the Ocean

I know, I know, another seafood and rosé post, but who could blame us. We just love them both and so we jump at the chance of pairing them together whenever we can. It helps too that Rhode Island is overflowing with so much great seafood, just waiting to be matched with a delicious wine. Tuna […]Read More »

Food of the Ancient Times

It’s summertime in New England, which means seafood, seafood, seafood! And we just so happen to live in the best place to find some of the freshest there is to offer! ‘Tis the season for rosés as well, and we’re overflowing here at Bottles. Pair seafood and rosé together, and you will be a converted rosé […]Read More »

Barbecue for me and you!

Folks, we are officially in the throws of summer! Rhode Island, the wiley mistress she is, has decided to give us a momentary reprieve. And so there’s no better time to pull out your grills and get cooking! The beautiful thing about summertime grilling is the laid back nature; of throwing it on the grill […]Read More »

It's Actually A Fruit

It’s rosé season and the weather is warmer, so add some rosé to that wine collection of yours to enjoy it with some perfectly grilled zucchini! Versatile and light, with a hint of sweetness to it, zucchini is the perfect summer accompaniment to any BBQ or light meal. Season it with salt & pepper, lemon […]Read More »

Baby Got Ribs!

Pull that grill out because we have the perfect food and wine pairing for you tonight: Grilled Spicy Citrus Ribs with Mulderbosch Rosé……yes please! A staple to grilling and the American summer season, spareribs are a variety of pork or beef ribs that are eaten in various cuisines all around the world. Taken from the […]Read More »

The 6,000 Year Old Vegetable

It’s grill season! Oh the glorious dishes to make, wine to drink, and memories to be made. If you are a big fan of hearty greens like kale, collards or broccoli rabe, then bok choy is for you. Once you try this vegetable, you’ll wonder why you’ve never had it before. Perfect for the season […]Read More »

A Sunny Day in Italy

Spring is finally in the air and the flowers are blooming. What better way to enjoy the warmer nights than with a light dessert and a glass of wine? Ricotta is not technically a seasonal item, but it is made locally by Narragansett Creamery. Ricotta cheese is creamy, delicious, and versatile. We suggest pairing this […]Read More »

Fiddleheads: The Most Highly Sought-After Spring Vegetable

It is officially Spring! What better way to celebrate than with Fiddleheads, a vegetable that is only harvested for about two weeks. Fiddleheads have a flavor profile similar to asparagus and spinach, and we suggest pairing these short lived vegetables with a light, dry, and refreshing wine, Grüner Veltliner. Fiddleheads Named fiddleheads because they resemble […]Read More »

Herb-Roasted Spring Chicken Recipe and 3 Wine Pairings

Looking for the perfect wine to complement your chicken dinner? The wines on this list are no-brainer choices for fresh and vibrantly flavored springtime chicken dishes, such as Herb Roasted Chicken with Spring Root Veggies. Read more for details on the three wines we’ve highlighted, and for a simple and satisfying roast chicken recipe provided […]Read More »

Stout-Braised Lamb Shanks with 3 Great Wines

Spring is an exciting time of year for us! With the arrival of fresh and light wines, we always think of what foods would pair perfectly with each wine. Today, we’ve chosen three fantastic wines to match your spring Lamb dishes, like this Stout-Braised Lamb Shank recipe featured by Edible Rhody magazine. Look for our […]Read More »

Veggie Flatbread & Wine

Fresh vegetables! Pairing wines with light spring veggies can be tricky, but we’ve taken the guesswork out of deciding. Try this Grüner Veltliner, Albariño, or Rosé wine with your spring veggie dishes, like this fabulous Roasted Garlic Ricotta, Ramp and Wild Mushroom Flatbread from Edible Rhody magazine. Visit us and look for our spring wine […]Read More »

Top 10 Easter Wines Under $20

We love feasting holidays, and the arrival of spring also means Easter is on its way. Pairing wines for Easter is a treat for us, because rather than the heavier and richer wines that you’d have on Thanksgiving, wines that pair with a traditional Easter dinner are lighter and fresher. We’ve hand selected ten of […]Read More »

Our Top 9 Spring Wines

For us, spring is the real beginning of the year.  So many exciting wines start to arrive, the most notable being rosé from all over the world. When thinking about springtime foods, they mirror the season very well – fresh, light and with vibrant flavors and colors.  To make a comparison, we think of Grüner […]Read More »

Welcome Springtime with Local Scallops and a Bottle of Muscadet

Winter is coming to an end and Spring is just around the corner. What better way to transition to the next season than with seared, fresh Sea Scallops gathered from Narragansett Bay? To enhance the mild flavor of the scallops, we recommend a bottle of Muscadet, a dry, bright, and minerally white wine. Down with […]Read More »

Great Kosher Wines for Passover

Happy Passover from Bottles! We’re excited to feature a great selection of new wines that also happen to be Kosher. Swing on by and shop our newly expanded Kosher wine display for a huge array of great choices from Israel and around the world. Keep reading for a few of our favorites out of the […]Read More »

Rhody Maple Syrup, Pancakes, and a Champagne Brunch!

Champagne brunch? Why not! If you’re a maple syrup fan, the beginning of spring also signals the start of maple sugaring season. It’s also the perfect excuse to have a brunch party featuring Rhode Island maple syrup drizzled over your favorite pancakes, waffles, or french toast. Make it a celebration and serve delicious bubbly or […]Read More »

Rhode Island Quahogs Taste Great with Vinho Verde

Summer in the winter! We’ve paired Muralhas Vinho Verde with a Rhode Island classic: Quahogs. Known to some as hard-shell clams, or as the mythical town in Family Guy, the Quahog is not only the official State Shell but was once used by the Narragansett Indians to make beads that were used as money, called […]Read More »

Sparkling Wine Pairing: Huevos Al Plato

Nothing else evokes the celebratory spirit of the holidays than bubbly! Whether you have Cava from Spain or Champagne from France, sparkling wines are great gifts, the perfect way to welcome guests, or, of course, enjoyed with food. This Huevos Al Plato provided by Edible Rhody Magazine works as a savory brunch recipe, or a creative holiday […]Read More »

Hake Chowder Recipe, Paired with Chardonnay

Soups and chowders go hand in hand with cold winter nights. Edible Rhody Magazine has a warming Hake Chowder recipe that uses vegetables and fish from Rhode Island winter farmer’s markets. Feel free to substitute the hake with pollock, cod, or haddock. Enjoyed with crusty bread and glass or two of Chardonnay, and this food and wine […]Read More »

Prime Rib Roast Recipe and Red Wine Pairing

Christmas is a holiday that has been around since as early as the 4th century, with Christmas dinner becoming as much of a tradition as giving gifts. Each country has its own particular “traditional” menu. In America, we have adapted our traditions mainly from the United Kingdom, and with it, Prime Rib Roast. Prime Rib Roast […]Read More »

Cider Braised Pork Shank Pairs with Malbec Wine

Hearty and warming, braised pork is a fantastic dish for the winter season, and with the addition of a fabulous wine pairing, your dinner will sing! Edible Rhody Magazine has provided us with a succulent recipe for a special Cider Braised Pork Shank, and we’ve paired it with Malbec wine. Happy Holidays! Wine Pairing: Malbec […]Read More »

Wild Mushrooms Recipe and Wine Pairing

A seasonal favorite for winter are hearty, filling, and warming dishes. Mushrooms are a great wintertime ingredient to incorporate into your weekly repertoire because of their full flavor and heartiness. Edible Rhody Magazine has a simple but delicious recipe for wild mushrooms over creamy cheddar polenta, and we’ve paired it with a complementary Italian red […]Read More »

Butternut Squash Purée & Stag's Leap Chardonnay for Thanksgiving

Photo: David Dadekian One of the most enjoyable parts of Thanksgiving Day are delicious foods paired with great wines. Edible Rhody Magazine has featured a great Butternut Squash Purée recipe, and we’ve paired it with Stag’s Leap Chardonnay, which is a wonderful white wine, full of flavor and bright and crisp. Stags’ Leap Winery ChardonnayNapa […]Read More »

Top 10 Thanksgiving Wines Under $20

Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday! We believe that wine transforms a dinner into a feast, and is the thread that binds your family and friends together. After tasting thousands of wines throughout the year (a tough job), this Top 10 Thanksgiving Wine List is hand-selected to complement your Thanksgiving feast, all without breaking the bank. […]Read More »

Great Kosher Wines for Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah from Bottles! We love to help pair holiday meals with wines that perfectly compliment the herbs, spices and love you put into your family’s feast. Here are four wonderful Kosher wines that will make your holiday memorable. Alfasi Chardonnay pairs with Matso Ball Soup Hints of apple and lemon make this Chilean Chardonnay a […]Read More »

Thanksgiving Wine Pairing Idea with Rustic Mashed Potatoes

Photo: David Dadekian The Thanksgiving table wouldn’t be complete without a big, comforting bowl of mashed potatoes. Keep reading to find out the Edible Rhody Magazine’s Rustic Mashed Potatoes recipe. We’ve also picked a fantastic Pinot Noir to pair perfectly with the mashed potatoes, as well as a few other wine recommendations. Cheers, and Happy Thanksgiving! […]Read More »

A Guide to Choosing Thanksgiving Wines

Hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner is a big deal and picking the wines to be served can be a nerve-racking challenge. To take some of the difficulty out of it, we’ve come up with this handy guide to help navigate the choppy seas of choosing wine for Turkey Day. Serve wines that you like. Thanksgiving Dinner […]Read More »

Signature Sausage Stuffing Recipe and a Thanksgiving Wine Pairing

Photo: David Dadekian Thanksgiving is one of our favorite times of the year. Family, friends, great food, and best of all, delicious wines. Edible Rhody magazine is featuring several classic Thanksgiving recipes, and among them is a Signature Sausage Stuffing by Kaityln Roberts at Easy Entertaining. We recommend this red Rhone blend from California, Tablas Creek ‘Patelin de […]Read More »

Pecan Pie Recipe & Wine Pairing

Photo: David Dadekian ‘Tis the season for pie: apple, pumpkin, pecan, & custard galore! Pecan pie is a traditionally Southern recipe that Edible Rhody Magazine has added a Rhode Island twist to, with the addition of Sons of Liberty Pumpkin Spiced Whiskey. We’ve paired this Thanksgiving recipe with one of our favorite dessert wines, Viu Manent Noble Semillon, […]Read More »

Brussels Sprouts Are In Season! And We're Eating Them With Bacon!

It’s fall and we’re excited to pair our wines with warm, seasonal comfort food recipes from Edible Rhody Magazine. This month we’re bringing you a fantastic Brussels sprouts & bacon recipe paired with Domaine D’Aupilhac ‘Lou Maset’ Languedoc–the perfect crisp, autumn appetizer to enjoy with family and friends!   Available all year round, the peak […]Read More »

Cast Iron Pork Chops & Apples Recipe with a White Wine Pairing

It’s our favorite time year again…apple season!!! When you think of autumn in New England, one of the classic activities that should top your list is apple picking. Juicy, sweet, and tart, these fruits are a major staple and form of income for many Rhode Island farms during the fall. Not only does an apple […]Read More »

Apple Turnover Recipe with Dessert Wine Pairings

Do you know what pairs with food? Wine. And that goes for dessert, too. We’ve been featuring a few French wines with delicious Edible Rhody magazine fall recipes, including Striped Bass and a Wild Mushroom Ravioli. For dessert, we highly recommend this Apple, Brie & Pecan Turnovers recipe paired with a red and white dessert wine. Happy […]Read More »

Wild Mushroom Ravioli Recipe and a French Wine Pairing

The enormous range of French wine types can make choosing a wine for Tuesday night dinner an overwhelming task. Burgundy or Bordeaux? Alsace or Loire Valley? To get you started, we’ve chosen some of our favorite French wines to pair with fall recipes from Edible Rhody magazine. Scroll down for a great recipe for Wild […]Read More »

French Food & Wine Pairing: Striped Bass and Corn Pudding

No other country can boast as many different styles of wines than France.  While it can be daunting to make sense of the names and places, we have picked some our favorite French wines to pair with delicious recipes from Edible Rhody magazine. Enjoy Hugel Pinot Blanc and Bichot Macon Village with this fantastic Striped […]Read More »

Point Judith Calamari Wine Pairing!

  Who knew that Rhode Island is the squid capital of the world? Point Judith squid is not only important to the economy here (bringing in 7 million pounds a year!), but is also used in the most popular appetizer of the state, calamari. This spicy, fried, and uniquely Rhode Island dish deserves an equally flavorful, action-packed […]Read More »

Kosher Wines for Rosh Hashanah

  Greet the Jewish New Year with our wonderful selection of sweet AND dry Kosher wines from all over the world! We have some exciting new finds to share with family and friends for Rosh Hashanah this year, in addition to our already plentiful section of Kosher wines. Stop by the shop to see for yourself! Portuguese […]Read More »

Corn is in Season! Pair it with Marsanne

    When it comes to summer barbecues, corn is quintessential. This classic vegetable is currently in season in Rhode Island, and will be through October. Usually, one never thinks about what wine pairs well with corn, which is not often the centerpiece of a meal. However, when it comes to corn being a major […]Read More »

Watermelon Pairs with Rosé Wine: Le Caprice de Clémentine

When it’s hot as habaneros, you want something refreshing, cold, juicy, sweet…watermelon! Luckily, this bright red melon is newly in season here in Rhode Island. The next logical question is, what do you drink with it? We’ve tasted a slew of wines and found through our research that rosé wins for the best wine pairing. […]Read More »

Grilled Swordfish Recipe Paired with Rosé Wine

Grilled swordfish for dinner tonight? Don’t know what wine to choose? The answer to that is obvious: pair it with a bottle of rosé! Rosé wine pairs with almost everything, are great housewarming gifts, and happen to be delicious all by themselves. Their lovely dry (not sweet!), berry, herbaceous character and their beautiful color make […]Read More »

Fava Beans Pair with Chablis (Chianti if you want, too...)

Have you eaten fresh fava beans recently? No? Well, you are missing out on a wonderfully sweet, tender, and versatile legume. Only the perfect bottle of wine can make a fava bean dish even better. In this case, we’re pairing Chablis with this newly in-season vegetable. Discover more food and wine pairings on our seasonal […]Read More »

Peas n' Picpoul: A Summer Food & Wine Pairing

Peas have arrived! Forget about those frozen peas you have the rest of the year, and enjoy super fresh peas grown right here in little Rhody. This is the newest edition of our series of seasonal food and wine pairings. Today, we’re pairing peas and Picpoul de Pinet, a wonderful French white wine. In Season Now: […]Read More »

Rosé Wine Pairing with Littleneck Clams

Littleneck clams are a classic Rhode Island dish. They’re even better with a bottle of crisp wine! Keep reading for a fantastic clam recipe from Edible Rhody and our pick for a rosé wine pairing. Rosés make great partners with food because they are, in the way they’re made, right in between a red and […]Read More »

Rosé Wine Pairing with Peach Barbecue Ribs

Photo by Chip Riegel What wine is essential for summertime? Rosé! Right between a red and white wine, rosés are dry, and not sweet like White Zinfandel or Blush wines. Rosés have a light berry flavor, which comes from contact with the red grape skins during the winemaking process. But unlike a red wine, rosés […]Read More »

Wine Pairings for Striped Bass Season in Rhode Island

It’s striper season in Rhode Island! You might have read our previous posts featuring food and wine pairings as they come into season in little Rhody. This week, we’re all about this mouth-watering combination: Striped Bass paired with Albariño, a white wine from Spain. In Season Now June – September Striped Bass is a classic Ocean State […]Read More »

Radishes & Wine: Seasonal Rhode Island Food Pairings

Radishes are here in Rhode Island! As part of our series of blog posts featuring in-season foods paired with wine, this week we’re having Foris Pinot Gris with farm-fresh radishes. For more pairing ideas, visit our seasonal recipe page. The other week, Darius Salko invited Nick, the Bottles Wine Director, to Allens Farms and The March Hare in nearby Westport, […]Read More »

Pairing Seasonal Rhode Island Foods with Wine: Arugula & Sauvignon Blanc

We love pairing farm-fresh foods with wines, as the ingredient comes into season here in Rhode Island. The other week we had asparagus and Grüner Veltliner (so good!), and this week we’re enjoying arugula with Sauvignon Blanc. Nick, the Bottles Wine Director, was invited to Allens Farm and The March Hare, to meet with Darius Salko. Darius […]Read More »

Seasonal Rhode Island Food & Wine Pairings: Asparagus & Grüner Veltliner

Trying to match food and wine can sometimes grow into a complicated, out-of-control beast. Let’s pare it down. An easy way to start is to choose an ingredient that is in season, and then pick a complementary wine. As a wine store located in Providence, we tend to share Rhode Island farm (and ocean!) fresh […]Read More »

3 Spring Recipes & Italian Wine Pairings

Spring is on its way, and with it comes fresh, light dishes and wines to pair with them. If you are in the Providence area, stop by our store to check out our newest food and wine pairings display, The Spring Table. We’ve picked a few Italian wines to match springtime dishes by Edible Rhody […]Read More »

Food Pairings: Italian Wine & Clam Linguine

If you stop by Bottles in Providence this month and notice a large wine display, you will be looking at our feature on The Italian Table. We’re sharing some food and wine pairing ideas from recipes inspired by regions in Italy. Keep scrolling to learn about Friuli-Venezia Giulia, how to make a simple Clam and […]Read More »

Italian Food & Wine Pairing: Emilia-Romagna & Pork Tenderloin

  As part of our in-store wine display, we are featuring regions of Italy by pairing yummy recipes with matching wines. Keep reading to learn about the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy and some wines that pair with the Wood-Grilled Pork Tenderloin dish. A big thank-you to Edible Rhody for providing Italian recipes from local chefs […]Read More »

Thanksgiving Wine & Drink Pairing Guide

Thanksgiving pairing recommendations from the experts at Bottles are here!! From craft beer, to specialty cocktails, and to finding just the right wine for each occasion, we’ve got you covered! Watch these 4 videos: Pre-Dinner Drinks, Appetizer Pairings, Dinner Pairings and Dessert Pairings, and then scroll down for a list of the best Thanksgiving pairings and […]Read More »