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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 Dutch chocolate, sugar and alcohol, and is intensely rich and smooth with a balanced sweetness. We’re crazy for the Cioccolato any way it’s served: cold & neat (think adult pudding pop), warmed, over ice cream, or as a mixer in any number of cocktails.
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Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
This full-flavored dark beer made with chocolate malt and real chocolate is luxurious without being overtly sweet. It’s certainly a satisfying treat on its own, but for something special, consider combining it in a frosty mug with vanilla ice cream and bourbon for the ultimate grown-up float.
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Nickle Creek Decadence
A Rhody original, from Foster! This beautiful bottle, reminiscent of Port, has warm flavors of cherry and plum that make way for a dark, bittersweet chocolate finish. It’s a delicious way to end a romantic dinner.
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Cheers and Happy Valentine’s Day!

6 Cool Stocking Stuffers!

With so many incredibly fun options available, there’s no reason why the stocking can’t steal the show on Christmas morning.

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1.  Some call them nips, some call them travelers, miniatures, or airplane bottles. Whatever term you use to refer to the small, usually 50ml (one serving) bottles of liquor, they are superb stocking stuffers for spirits enthusiasts. Load up their stocking with their favorite —  or introduce them to a new brand — we have over 60 different bottles in store.

2.  Canvas Pocket Flasks. Collapsable and totally cool. For hiking, tailgating, picnic-ing and all other occasions when you want to take a little taste with you.

3.  Artisanal bitters, syrups & tonics. Standard packaging for these must-have items for the home-bartender are perfectly sized for stocking stuffing.

4.  Cup Sake. The Japanese really have packaging down to a science. We love the individual servings offered in adorably-designed glasses, particularly the Akishika glass “Panda” cup.

5.  A single bottle of Christmas beer. We have stacks and stacks of individual, seasonal brews that will say “It’s OK to Pop Open a  Beer on Christmas Morning!”

6. Wine Tools That Work. From the best bottle opener out there (Bottles approved!), to vacuum savers, we have enough accessories to fill a wine-lovers stocking, and then some.

Merry Christmas!

 

 

The Bottles’ 2015 Gift Guide

We scoured the wide world of beverages to select the perfect gifts for wine, beer and cocktail enthusiasts this year. They’re the bottles that are in-demand, on-trend, highly-acclaimed, and flat-out awesome.

Here’s what to give (and get) this holiday season:

gift1Four Roses Private Label Bourbon: Bottles’ Barrel #3 

Available only at Bottles: our private barrel (hand-selected by us!) of this highly sought-after bourbon: extremely rich & uncut – ideal for the hard-to-shop-for bourbon lover. Limited quantities availability. 

$59.99

 

gift2True Born Gin “The Belgian Wheat Act” – Sons of Liberty 

First released earlier this year, this genever-style gin distilled from beer brewed with traditional gin botanicals is for beer and gin lovers alike. Locavores, will love it, too – it’s made in RI.

$34.99

 

gift3Fifty-Fifty Eclipse Imperial Stout 

Delicious esoterica for the beer geek: award-winning Imperial Stout (various flavors) aged in oak bourbon barrels. The color of the wax enclosure indicates which bourbon casks were used.

$29.99 (22oz)

 

gift42010 Barolo 

The gift for serious collectors: 2010 is widely regarded as the most outstanding vintage for Barolo in the past several decades. Choose from our selection of acclaimed producers of this iconic wine.

$45 and up

 

gift5Creme de Noyaux Liqueur – Tempus Fugit Spirits 

Hand-crafted, all-natural almond & hazelnut creme liqueur for the serious at-home bartender and after-dinner drink aficionado. It’s what we want this year. Limited quantities available.

$39.99

 

gift6Sotol Por Siempre 

Wildly popular with the country’s most talented mixologists, this regional mezcal is made with wild-harvested sotol rather than the standard agave. A must-have for the tequila / cocktail enthusiast.

$44.99

 

chartreuse_giftGreen Chartreuse V.E.P 

The limited-edition, V.E.P bottling of this classic, secret-recipe liqueur is given special treatment with long aging in oak barrels. Each bottle is hand numbered and encased in a collectable wooden box. A truly special gift.

$164.99 

 

etna_giftMt. Etna (Sicilian) Wine 

They’re what sommeliers across the country are buzzing about: wines from this volcanic region are the most interesting being produced in Italy today. An outstanding gift for all wine enthusiasts. 

$15 – $65

 

gift_yellow_wine1999 Chateau d’Yquem Sauternes 

One of the world’s most iconic wines is at the top of the bucket-list for many an oenophile. The pricing on the critically-acclaimed 1999 vintage makes this a splurge-worthy gift-of-a-lifetime. Don’t miss out.

$249.99 (375ml)

 

nips_giftBottles’ Mystery Box of Nips 

Five tiny bottles of booze all in one mystery box – who knows what they’ll get? One of our most popular gifts year after year. Makes a fun stocking stuffer or contribution to the Yankee Swap.

$14.99

 

AND, for true one-stop-shopping, ask a team member about our various, festive wrapping & gift card options.

Happy Holidays, and Cheers!

9 Gift Ideas for Wine, Beer & Cocktail Lovers

Finding the perfect gift for someone doesn’t have to be tricky! If they enjoy a good drink, then they’re sure to appreciate these gift ideas we’ve highlighted from our shop. We’ve separated this list into beer, spirits, and wine related gifts to make it a bit easier to browse. Of course, a festive bottle of wine or one of our Top Holiday Spirits are great choices, too. Stop by the store – we’re here to help you pick the perfect gifts that they will truly appreciate!

And the best part of all this? We gift wrap! Happy Holidays from all of us at Bottles!

Wine, Beer, Spirit Gift Ideas

BEER

Everyday IPA Kit – Homemade beer! It’s so easy with the Brooklyn Brewshop kit, no muss, no fuss, just fun!

Jalapeño Saison Mix – For the advanced home brewer with a taste for spice! All the ingredients to make a Belgian style saison with a kick!

Numbered Tasting Flight – A great way to show off a serious craft brew cellar, engraved here at Bottles! Check out more personalized gifts at theengravedbottle.com 

SPIRITS

St. George Gin Gift Set – St. George distillery out of Alameda, California brightens our day with its range of craft spirits! This gift pack contains 3 small bottles of their delicious gins. The Terroir gin contains Douglas fir, California bay laurel and sage. Truly a unique gift!

Bottles Gift Card: $25, $50, $100 – With so many spirits to choose from, it can be intimidating to select a bottle they’re sure to love. A Bottles Gift Card gives them what they really want: the gift of choice, and an impressive selection interesting, unique spirits.

Cocktail Enthusiast Gift Basket – If you’re not sure what items to include in a Bottles custom gift basket, we also have themed gift baskets ready to go. The Cocktail Enthusiast Gift Basket includes Prairie Gin and Vodka, The Bitter Truth Cocktail Bitters Traveler’s Set, and a book about the history of vodka. Browse more Gift Baskets >

WINE

Host Chill Spout – Tired of running back to the fridge to freshen your guests’ Chardonnay and missing a crucial part of the conversation? No more! Sit and relax while the Host Chill Spout keeps your wine chilled while sitting on the table.

Bottles’ Favorites: Wine Club – Does your gift recipient love exploring wine? Give them access to what our experienced and discerning staff are drinking throughout the year. We’ll deliver a selection of wine to their door each month. Visit bottlesfinewine.com/gifts to place an order.

In-Home Wine Tasting – Present them with a gift certificate for a world-class Wine Tasting they can enjoy in the comfort of their own home. One of the experts at Bottles will arrive at their door, wine in tow, ready to lead a relaxed, fun and educational tasting tailored to their tastes. Starting at $40 per person. Call (401) 372-2030 or email info@bottlesfinewine.com to learn more!

Favorite Bottles: Top Holiday Spirits

Liquor Gift Ideas

If there’s a time of year when you need a special bottle of something, it’s the holidays. Whether you’re looking the perfect gift for those you really appreciate, or need a memorable bottle to open up and share with family and friends, we’ve made sure to bring in our favorite picks to feature in the shop. 

Here is our selection of Gin, Vodka, Rum, Mezcal, Whiskey, Scotch, and even Chartreuse that we find especially delicious and interesting. Plus, they’re easy on the eyes! Cheers!

Gin

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GIN

Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin – A delightfully dry gin made with cool, crisp cucumber & aromatic citrus. As well suited to a Gin & Tonic as a dry Martini, this bottle is a real treat for the gin lover in your family.  Make a Botanical Spritzer

St. George Botanivore Gin – A remarkably well balanced gin in the London Dry style. Deeply aromatic, its juniper flavors blend seamlessly with note of citrus & herbs. Try it in a Dorflinger

St. George Terroir Gin – This heady gin is made with botanicals that grow in California. It has a big nose of spruce tips, with a finish of laurel & oranges. Our recommended cocktail: Terroir Martinez

St. George Dry Rye Gin – Rye is super spicy! This gin is electric with bright, spicy, dry rye flavors. Perfect for a Dry Rye Negroni.

Vodka

VODKA

Karlsson’s Gold – Made from seven separate distillations from virgin Norwegian potatoes. Incredibly smooth, with a rich mouthfeel and a creamy, lingering finish. Neither Eric or Liam are allowed to bring it home anymore – it goes too fast. Try it in a Black Gold (Karlsson’s on the rocks with a crack of black pepper).

Jewel of Russia ‘Ultra’ – Each unique, hand-painted bottle contains one of the purest spirits we’ve ever encountered. It’s almost like drinking nothing at all. How do you drink this? Shake over ice & strain. That’s it.

Mezcal Tequila

MEZCAL

Xicaru Silver – Made from 100% Espadin agave, smoked over mesquite, and crushed in the traditional Tahona method, this is a Mezcal of distinction. From its earthy start to its finish of light citrus notes, this is the perfect bottle for the Mezcal lover in your life, or for someone longing to be introduced to the world of Mezcal. Fantastic in a Mezcal Paloma – Pour 1 oz. of Xicaru in a highball glass with ice, and top with grapefruit soda.

Pierde Almas Coñejo – This remarkable Mezcal is only made once a year, and in very limited quantities. It’s produced by wrapping fruit, almonds, and anise in a rabbit & hanging it in the still, rather like a gin is produced. The final product is akin to drinking a big, beautiful, smoky, citrusy roast. Made for sipping.

Rum

RUM

Grand Ten Medford Rum – Grand Ten Distillers, in Boston, has brought back a lost, forgotten style of rum with their Medford. Made from a sour mash of blackstrap molasses, it’s creamy, buttery, & hugely aromatic. This is a whiskey lover’s sipping rum. Looking for a cocktail featuring Medford Rum? Make a Palmetto.

Clement 6 Year Grand Reserve – A true sipping rum, the Grand Reserve is a blend of rums aged for years in different oak casks – some in French Limousin, some in charred new American oak. The resulting blend of finish rums has flavors of almonds & biscotti, hazelnuts, tarragon, & green tea. Delicious as is.

Chartreuse

CHARTREUSE

Chartreuse Green – Truly in a class of its own, Chartreuse is the creation of Carthusian monks, who have been passing down & perfecting their recipe for centuries. Trying to describe the flavor of Chartreuse is like trying to describe your first kiss. It’s strange & wonderful, ethereal & delicious all at the same time. If you need a Chartreuse cocktail, we recommend a Chartreuse Smash.

Chartreuse Green V.E.P. – As if a bottle of Chartreuse wasn’t good enough, the monks also make an extra aged version. As far as we can tell, it’s made from unicorn tears, ambrosia, and the laughter of children. It’s a rare treat, and a stunning example of the heights people can achieve when they put their minds to it.

Cognac

COGNAC

D’Usse – This is a newcomer for us, and we were impressed with its intense flavors (of cinnamon & clove) and its light, creamy mouthfeel. This is a great bottle for the Cognac drinker in your life who’s looking for something new. D’Usse makes an impressive Vieux Carre.

Cognac Louis XIII

Remy Martin Louis XIII – This legendary blend contains no spirit less than 50 years old. It has subtle & nuanced flavors of hazelnuts, truffles, & prunes. Distinct & impressive, this is truly a gift for someone very deserving.

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WHISKEY

Tin Cup – American Whiskey at its finest, Tin Cup is a new release from Jess Graber out of Colorado. Distilled from grain and a generous amount of rye, it’s light & lively on the palate, with a dry finish that makes it equally as suited to cocktails as it is to a few cubes. Wonderful in a classic Old Fashioned.

Michters Celebration Bourbon Whiskey

Michter’s Celebration – Hand selected by Master Distiller Willie Pratt, this extraordinary blend of 20 – 30 year old Bourbons & Ryes is going to make one very lucky person very, very happy. It could be you!

Bruichladdich Scotch Whiskey

SCOTCH

Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie – Previously known as the ‘Laddie 10’, this unpeated Single Malt is made from 100% Scottish barley, carefully distilled, and aged in American Oak. It’s equal parts fruity, malty, biscuity, creamy, & delightful. The perfect bottle for the Whiskey lover in your family.

Macallan 25

Macallan 25 Year Sherry Oak – One of the highest rated & consistent Single Malts in the world, the Macallan 25 Year exhibits deep & profound notes of cinnamon, wood smoke, dried fruits, and a touch of citrus. The kind of gift that lets people know what you really think of them.

Cheers!
– The Bottles Team

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas: Custom Engraved Wine & Glassware

Custom Etched Wine Bottles
Rhody Heart design with 3 lines of custom text.

Looking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie this year? Etch your personalized message directly on a wine, champagne, or whiskey bottle! We can even engrave their monogram on mugs, flasks, and wine glasses, or you can choose from our selection of Valentine’s Day glassware. For ordering details, please visit www.bottlesfinewine.com/engraving.

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Personalized Glass Flask
Love Potion No.9 design on Glass Flask
Rhode Island Beer Mug
Rhody Heart design on beer mug.
Mason Jar Mug for Valentine's Day Gift
Doily Heart design on mason jar.
XOXO Shot Glasses - Custom Engrave a Monogram or Letter
Single letter monogram on shot glasses.
Moustache, Lips Beer Glass - Add a Personalized Message
Moustache and Lips design on pub glass.

Valentine Gifts for Wine Lovers

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! To help you find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, the folks here at Bottles Fine Wine have complied a list of wine lover’s gift ideas, available at our Providence, Rhode Island wine store. From wine and champagne engraving, to their favorite wine, we’ve got you covered. We also gift wrap!

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Engraved Wine Bottles & Glasses
Let your sweetie know you care! An artfully engraved wine bottle with a special message right on the bottle makes a memorable and thoughtful gift for loved ones. Our in-house engraving services allow you to customize bottles and glassware, starting at just $10 plus the cost of the item.
*Monday, Feb. 11th 2013 is the last day to place an order for Valentine’s Day.* 

 

Le Nez du Vin Aroma Kit
Aromas account for 85% of taste when you are enjoying wine, and to help people describe what they smell from a glass of wine, Jean Lenoir created Le Nez du Vin. This kit contains 6 aromas and an instructional manual, honed to help develop your wine tasting skills. Learn to identify combinations of aromas in grape varietals such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. $29.99

“Il Colle” Rosé Wine
A sparking Rosé wine from the Veneto region of Italy, “Il Colle” is the perfect wine for Valentine’s Day to give to your loved ones. We also gift wrap! $12.99

Perfect Cube Trays
Cocktails are always better cold, so why not enjoy them with some style? In a festive Valentine red color, Perfect Cube Trays create fun, perfectly square ice cubes that look great in drinks. Set of 2 for $11.99

Chocolate Shop Wine
“The Chocolate Lover’s Wine,” Chocolate Shop is a red wine with blended with the natural flavors of chocolate. With aromas of black cherry and dark chocolate, we recommend enjoying a glass of this ruby red wine with chocolate and your special someone. $13.99
 
 
Happy Valentine’s Day!

Holiday Gift Guide: Wine, Beer, & Spirits Enthusiasts

Have a fine wine, craft beer, spirits, or cocktail enthusiast on your Christmas list this year? Watch this video for gift ideas that will please your gift recipient. From wine and custom gift baskets, to custom wine bottle engraving, to fun nip ornaments, Bottles has you covered. Also, find out Joanna’s picks for the perfect gift wines. Visit us at our Rhode Island wine store for convenient gift wrapping options!

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Gifts Under $25
Nip Globes The curious cocktails enthusiast you know will love this selection of fine spirits encased in a festive clear ornament just for the holidays. Standard $9.99 or Premium $14.99
Wine Gift Baskets Red or White? Choose one of these budget-friendly wine gift baskets that include tasty treats as well! Just $19.99 each.

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Custom Bottle Engraving
The gift of wine can be taken to the next level with a custom message artfully engraved directly on the bottle. Starting at just $10 plus the cost of your choice of wine, beer, spirits, or even bartending tools and glassware.
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For Her
Gift Wine Get her the best wines from our extensive collection. Shop from the Select Bottles wine list, or look for the little red bows in our store. We gift wrap! 
Wine for Two Have her enjoy a romantic basket of wine for two this holiday season. Includes red wine, two wine glasses and tasty bites. 
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For Him
Etched Flask Customize a flask with an engraving of their name or initials! Starting at just $10 plus the cost of the flask, shaker, or even whiskey bottle.
The Gift of Whiskey Choose from our wide selection of bourbon & single malt scotch. We have everything from classics to esoteric finds.
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Corporate and Client Gifts
Engraved Wine Bottles Send a personal message this Christmas with an etched wine bottle. We can also engrave your logo! Starting at just $10 plus the cost of the wine of your choice. 
Customized Gift Baskets From $20 to $2000, let us help you create a wine, beer, or spirits gift basket that will wow your gift recipient.
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Whiskey Lover
Whiskey Club Perfect for the serious whiskey lover and collector. Your recipient will receive one bottle of high quality whiskey every month. $59.99 a month for 1 bottle of whiskey. 
Bottles Gift Card Let them choose their next coveted bottle of bourbon, single malt, scotch, or rye whiskey. For any amount.
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Wine Lover
Cabernet Basket Easily please the wine enthusiast in your life with this Cabernet Sauvignon Gift Basket. Complete with chocolates, tea, and a wine guide.
Wine Club Give the gift that keeps on giving! This monthly wine club has 3 levels to choose from, tailored to each wine lover & budget. Starting at $29.99 per month for 2 bottles of wine.
Select Bottles Let the discerning wine lover you know enjoy a world-class wine. Browse the Select Bottles wine list for hard-to-find, highly renowned wines. 
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Beer Enthusiasts
Local Beer Bucket For the serious craft beer geek, get the Local Beer Bucket. With 3 local New England craft beers, this gift will put a big smile on any beer fan. $40 Read More >>
Bottles Gift Card Know how selective they are? Let them choose what they really want, from one of the best craft beer selections in town. Read More >>
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Mixologists
Custom Gift Baskets Choose from a world-class selection of bartending tools, artisanal bitters, and hard to find aperitifs, cordials & vermouths to create a custom basket.
Engraved Bartending Tools Engrave shakers, wine keys & more! Create a personalized gift that they will appreciate for years to come with Bottle engraving services. 

Wine & Beer Gift Baskets

Here at Bottles Fine Wine, we offer wine, beer & whiskey gift baskets to provide your family, friends or clients with a wonderful token of appreciation! Designed to meet any budget, a gift basket is a great idea for easy, stress-free holiday gift giving. All of our gift baskets are hand selected and wrapped by the folks at Bottles in Providence, Rhode Island. Keep scrolling down to browse a range of ideas for wine and beer gift baskets we can make for you.

We are more than happy to create custom gift baskets. Click on the link for details.
Introduction Beginners Wine Gift Basket Rhode Island
Intro to Wine Gift Basket
For those just starting a new appreciation of wine, or for those who are interested in learning more.
Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon, 2 Red Wine Glasses, Wine Wheel, Tasting Notebook.
Red Wine Gift Basket Budget Providence
Red Wine Gift Basket
A budget-friendly Red Wine gift that all wine enthusiasts will love!
Avia Pinot Noir, Choice of 3: Chocolate, Crackers, Wafers or Popcorn.

 

White Wine Gift Baskets RI
White Wine Gift Basket
Perfect for your gift recipients who prefer white wine over red wine.
Avia Pinot Grigio, Stemless Wine Glass, Choice of 2: Chocolate, Crackers, Wafers or Popcorn.
Chardonnay Wine Gift Basket Rhode Island
Chardonnay Gift Basket
Chardonnay Wine fans will appreciate this gift!
With treats, a pair of wine glasses, and De Loach Chardonnay, this is gifting made easy.
De Loach Chardonnay, Watercrackers, Tea Sampler, Chocolate Bar, 2 Wine Glasses, Wine Book.
Rhode Island Wine Store Gift Baskets
 Cabernet Sauvignon Gift Basket 
Is your gift recipient red wine or Cabernet enthusiast? Then we recommend this special gift basket.
Beaulieau Vineyards ‘BV’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Wine Guide, Lindt Truffles, Tea, Chocolate Bar.
Craft Beer Gift Basket Rhode Island
Local Beer Gift Basket
Not every wants wine. For the craft beer enthusiast in your life, try this Local Beer Gift Basket,
which includes Pretty Things Jack D’Or and Horseneck India Pale Ale.
Horseneck IPA, Pretty Things Jack D’Or, Crackers, Beer Book.
Rhode Island Beer Gift Baskets
 Local Beer Bucket
The serious beer enthusiast gift basket: The Local Beer Bucket.
With 3 local New England craft beers in big-bottle size, this gift will put a grin on any craft-beer fan.
Horseneck IPA, Pretty Things Jack D’Or, Moby D, 33 Bottles of Beer Book.
Prosecco Sparkling Wine Gift Baskets
Prosecco Gift Basket
Calling all bubbly fans! This gift basket contains Prosecco and delicious St. Germain liqueur.
Prosecco, Popcorn, St. Germain.
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Wine for Two Gift Basket
What could be more romantic than a bottle of red wine?
This basket comes with 2 Red Wine glasses and extra treats to share with that special someone.
Fleur De Lyeth Red Blend, 2 Red Wine Glasses, Choice of 2: Wafers, Popcorn, Chocolate.