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

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!

Alex McIlwee

Beer Manager

As Beer Manager, Alex loves to focus on local brews and international classics. She is also well-versed in Spanish and Portuguese wines and can tell you all about the organics, biodynamics, and sulfites of the wine world. She can navigate you through our selection of vegan wines and beers, and is more than happy to help you find something to pair with dinner. Make sure to bring your pups by so Alex can spoil them with treats!

Dan Welch

Spirits Manager

Whether you're building your bar or looking for an expertly crafted bourbon, our Spirit Manager, Dan, is eager to assist. When Dan isn't catching up on his fantasy team or walking his dog, Rusty, you can find him going above and beyond to curate the best selection of spirits Rhode Island has to offer. Currently he loves to sip on the Henry McKenna 10 Year, and when it comes to wine he is well-versed in Cotes du Rhone and Alsatian varietals. He truly is the Tom Brady of Bottles.

Kate Miceli

Wine Manager

Looking for a wine to pair with Sichuan cuisine - or to bring to your sister's bachelorette? Kate's the one to help you with those tasks, and all in between. She has completed Level 1 in the Court of Master Sommeliers, has plans to continue (Go Kate!), and shares her knowledge of and passion for wine with guests everyday. Before delving into the beverage industry, she worked in various restaurants as a cook for 8 years. One of her favorite experiences was in Disney World which prepared her to deliver top-level customer service in any situation. Kate's partial to dessert wines and wines from Italy, and when she's not at the store you can usually find her seeking out the best "hole in the wall," restaurants around town, baking bagels at home, watching horror movies, and playing with her pug.

Andrew Fortin

Assistant Manager 

Whether you're looking for the perfect French Champagne for that special someone, or the Champagne of beers for a night in with friends, Andrew is here to walk you through finding that perfect bottle. Coming from years in specialty coffee and event planning, Andrew has been able to take that knowledge and experience of flavor profiling and pairing to the next level over the years with us at Bottles Fine Wine. His specialties include Canadian Whiskies, Sour Beers, and Natural Wines from around the world. Make sure to give him a holler next time you need to find that perfect bottle of wine, want to talk about the newest funky beers, or just have new pictures of your cats.

Don Schmidt

Wine Sales

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.