At Bottles we take our beverages seriously, diving into the difficult task of sampling products before we 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!
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."
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.
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, and has led wine classes on every topic, from Wine 101 to the Wine Olympics, helping customers unlock the mystery of their taste preferences. Most recently, Eric was named Board President of the Rhode Island Sommelier Society, an organization he helped found. He's incredibly passionate about rieslings and vodka, which he sometimes enjoys together, with oysters.
Director of Merchandising & Partnerships
A native Rhode Islander (with the quahog tattoo to prove it), Liam spent his early career in the kitchens of Manhattan and Brooklyn, working as a breakfast & brunch cook while earning his BFA. The BFA didn’t pay the bills, so he kept on with kitchen life until he worked his way to chef at a specialty food shop in Cobble Hill. He learned about cheese, and beer, and after a while got married at the Brooklyn Brewery and moved back to Rhode Island. Tired of living as a classically untrained chef, he ran the cheese counter at Farmstead for several years before taking over the beer department at Bottles. In his current role, Liam does his best to make sure his customers drink the best beer, whiskey, wine, and spirits we can get in Rhode Island. He lives at home with his wife, two kids, and a snaggle-toothed dog named Ziggy.
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. Though she's open to trying anything, she's an acid freak who loves Mosel Rieslings, Champagne and a good Chianti Classico Riserva.
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 - the largest 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!
As Beer Manager, Alex wants to help you pair beer & 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.
Boasting 45 years in the beverage industry, Don is a wonderful resource for staff and customers alike. He is a Rhode Island living legend, his reputation for thoughtful recommendations and expertise is the reason customers travel from all over to chat with him 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.
Previously a Front Desk Team Member at Bottles, then a Manager, and now Engraving Director, Mia's the one in our in-house engraving studio who designs beautiful custom engraved bottles and glassware for clients across the country. Though these days she's more into weight-lifting than drinking wine, she does believe that chartreuse is the pinnacle of human invention bar none, and would celebrate her last meal on earth by eating charcuterie and cheese with a fancy Madeira. One of the best parts about her engraving gig? Customizing Champagne bottles with funny and clever messages.