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!
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!
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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.