Subject: Thanksgiving Wine Club; New Farmer Fizz; NOUVEAU!! Two Roads Beer Tasting!

Weekly Tastings in the Shop: Wine, Fridays, 5PM-8PM ~ Beer, Saturdays, 4PM - 7PM
Liquor, When the Spirits Move Us. 
The holiday countdown continues, and we're still rolling out the new arrivals. We just got a boatload of farmer fizz from Wine Traditions, so if you'd like to make your Thanksgiving a little more special, grab a bottle of grower Champagne, like this Perseval-Farge "Terre de Sables". Perseval-Farge is a 4 hectare estate in the 1er Cru village of Chamery in Montagne de Reims. Terre de Sables is a blend of one third each Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. It is also a blend of vintages, with the base of 50% coming from 2006 and the rest a blend of 2007, 2004 and 2001. The cuvée is made from grapes grown on the domain’s sandiest soils (which is what the name refers to) and is marked by notes of marine minerals, flowers, salt & spices, and bright, lively acidity. It's a flavor and texture odyssey. Have it with oysters before the big meal!  

We also picked up some juicy, drink-it-all-day-long, lip-smackingly delicious Beaujolais Nouveau from Foretal. This is just so guilty-pleasure, stupid-good. It's this wine, a turkey drumstick, and a recliner; there's your holiday! 

We are extending our Thanksgiving Wine Club deadline – details, and a link to the tasting notes provided below. We're excited that so many of you have purchased these kits for yourselves and your friends; they were pretty fun to make! 
Tonight's tasting features even more Thanksgiving wines, two from California, 
plus a white Rhone and that lovely Savennieres from Chateau d'Épire. Feel free to stop by – we'll be festive together in the face of it all!  

Cheers! 

Our Thanksgiving Wine Club has been a big hit, so we're extending the time you can order yours! So far everyone has opted for in-store pick up (which is great, because we love to see you!) but don't forget that these include free delivery, so if you have too much on your plate, we're happy to bring this to your door.  

Wine notes are here – call 401.621.9650 to place your order! 


Included in the 6 pack (one bottle of each) 
or case (two bottles of each) 

whites:
2014 Éric Chevalier Chardonnay 
2013 Christophe Thorigny Vouvray Sec
2013 Birichino Malvasia 

reds:
2013 Foretal Beaujolais Julienas
2012 GD Vajra Langhe Rosso 
2013 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir 

Wine Club Prices

6-pack / 10% discount: $103.44
Case / 15% discount: $195.38

Tasting Notes & Free Delivery Included
Delivery available Sunday the 22nd through Tuesday the 24th

FRIDAY TASTING IN THE SHOP, 5PM-8PM
Les Vignerons D’ Estézargues “Les Grandes Vignes” Cotes du Rhones Blanc, 2014

70% Grenache Blanc, 10% Clairette, 10% Bourboulenc, 10% Viognier

Les Vignerons D’ Estézargues is a unique co-operative cellar in the small town of Estézargues. Starting in 1995, the ten different growers in this co-op began to vinify their wine separately and make single cuvées from their best plots. Soon they began to practice natural winemaking, becoming one of the first (and perhaps only) co-ops in the world to do so. Les Vignerons D’ Estézargues uses no external yeast, no filtering, no fining and no enzymes in the winemaking process.

Les Grandes Vines is from vines that vary in age from 20 to 80 years, grown on red clay and stone. This wine is rich and fruity up front, with apples, pears, apricots, flowers and hay. Just when you think it might get a little too ripe and rich, an arc of acidity and minerality comes in to balance this shimmering glass of gold. This is the perfect foil to all the rich and sweet that happens on the Thanksgiving table. 

Chateau d'Epiré Savennieres 2014

We put this wine in last week's newsletter, so we're recycling the note here. We blew through the first stack, so this is one to grab quick if you want it. 

This wine is a RIDICULOUS value and you should just buy it. It'll work with Thanksgiving, it'll work with your Feast of the Seven Fishes, it'll work with Chinese; it's Chenin! 

Grand Cru Epiré Savennieres is one of the oldest and most famous properties in the AOC. The domaine works primarily three parcels: La Croix Picot, Le Parc, and Le Hu-Boyau, the last situated just above another famous vineyard, La Coulée de Serrant, which we also have in the shop, but at many, many times the price (granted, it's a different beast than this one, but still). If you were in France, you would be drinking filtered Chateau d'Epiré, but importer Kermit Lynch insists that all the d’Épire cuvées that he imports be unfiltered. We don't mind a little sediment around here!

Qupé “A Modern Red” 2013

Qupé calls itself a “modern stone age winery". Started in 1981 by original Rhone Ranger Bob Lindquist, Qupé is so named to honor the Chumash, the indigenous people of the Golden State’s Central Coast and Channel Islands. The word means poppy, a plant traditionally used for food and medicine. Bob and his wife Louisa Sawyer Lindquist are skilled in biodynamics, and their Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard is certified Demeter Biodynamic and Stellar Organic.

A Modern Red is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre, sourced from vineyards in Paso Robles, Edna Valley, Santa Maria Valley and Santa Ynez. This is an entry level wine in the Qupé portfolio, geared toward delivering American-grown Rhone-style wines at an everyday price. This wine is full of dark fruit and spices, it’s soft and smooth, with pleasant tannins on a long finish. It’ll stand up to all kinds of food, from roasted poultry, to grilled meats and veggies, to spicy tomato-based dishes.

Lioco "Indica" 2013 Mendocino Red

From the producers website: LIOCO is the result of a years-long conversation between Matt Licklider (a seasoned wine import specialist) and Kevin O'Connor (former wine director at Michelin Two-Star Spago-Beverly Hills) about whether California could produce a true "wine of origin."

Indica is a field blend of Carignan, Petite Sirah, and Grenache harvested on one day, co-fermented in an open top vat, and put into neutral oak. It’s fresh, spicy, floral, inviting, full of dark fruit and earth, and relatively low in alcohol, leaving you free to drink more! Indica is also the name of a high quality strain of Marijuana, for whatever that’s worth! 

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and craft beers, ranging from everyday prices to 
special occasion. 

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EVENTS
Saturday, Nov. 21st
IN THE SHOP
4pm-7pm

BEER TASTING

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Friday, Dec. 4th  
IN THE SHOP
5pm-8pm

Adam Wilson, importer rep for European Cellars will be here with a selection of real wines from Spain and France.
 
beEr                      BeeR
NEW ARRIVALS
  bEer                   beer
This week we got a limited amount of Double or Nothing, the latest collaboration between Otter Creek and Lawsons Finest Liquids. It's a maple barleywine weighing in at a hefty 10.5 abv. Global Warmer, the imperial red from Sixpoint came in too. We also have Holiday Ale from Two Roads and more of their delicious collaboration with Evil Twin, Geyser Gose; their newest seasonal Route of All Evil, a black ale, is also in.
Saturday Beer Tasting
4-7pm
We're luck to have Bill from Two Roads hosting our beer tasting this weekend. Cheers!
If you're looking for a quick gift or a quick chocolate fix, we have Laughing Gull Chocolates from Warren, RI for sale in the shop!
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A little bit of history, and a little bit of love for Lo-Fi wines.

Four years ago, when Howard and I were still wine sales reps, and I was writing for my very brief and now defunct food & drink website called Rhode Palate, I wrote a little piece called Schlep of a Salesman. I’m thinking about that now because, back then, when we were friendly competitors with similar philosophies on wine, we spent a lot of time trying to sell (and get people to care about) low-intervention, small-production wines. Little did we know that less than a year later we’d own a shop together, and that we would be able to line our shelves with EXACTLY the wines that we care about. And we care about these wines beyond the hype. When we choose these wines, and then when you choose these wines, we’re all supporting the small producer and his or her family, and we're doing our part (however small) to support winemaking traditions that could be lost in a world of industrialized production and mass-consumption. Some of these wines are extremely limited, and their place in the market can be fragile. If they’re not valued by the distributor or the merchant, if they’re treated just as a commodity–or worse–as an accessory, well that only harms the small importer who went off the beaten path to bring this wine to us. And then it hurts the producer, who often toils for pennies. So it’s really important that these wines are understood and thoughtfully represented. The portfolios we support are ones that embody this movement toward real wine, made by real people, without pretense, and with regard for the environment. With all this new(ish) reverence for non-intervention, natural wines, one thing is certain: after being in the wine world for decades (yeah, we’re kind of old!) it’s really heartening to see so many people in Providence embracing these 
lo-fi wines. It sort of makes us miss being in sales; perhaps now the schlep would be a little bit easier!

Cheers! Thank you for shopping at Campus! 
Andrea
Campus Fine Wines, 127 Brook St, Providence, RI 02906, United States
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