Subject: Tonight's Tasting: Felluga, Forlorn Hope, Fedellos do Couto & Sassetti. New Local Wine Arrival; Bucket Brewing in the Shop Tomorrow.

Weekly Tastings in the Shop: Wine, Fridays, 5PM-8PM ~ Beer, Saturdays, 3PM - 6PM
Liquor, When the Spirits Move Us. 
Campus Fine Wines is an owner-operated shop dedicated to small-production, organic and naturally made wines, and thoughtfully chosen beers and spirits. We deliver.
Who doesn't love a little road construction!? We apologize for the ill-timed Providence Water project going on around our shop (Really? They couldn't have done this in the summer?) so we'll try to counteract it by having even more kick-ass wines and ever more special tastings. We're gonna take these lemons and make some lemonade, dammit; spiked, of course. 

Cheers!
Sunday, Oct. 2nd, 6-9pm
BUCKTOWN
471 West Fountain
$35

FRIED CHICKEN AND A SPARKLING SELECTION FROM THE WINE WIZARDS PORTFOLIO!

Get your tickets now!  Advance purchase available at Bucktown, or by phone at (917) 861-0644.


NEW ARRIVAL

You don't always need to go to some far-flung locale to get your stellar vino; sometimes you just gotta go to Johnston. Verde Vineyards estate grown St. Croix just arrived, and damn if it isn't delicious. Seriously.
Friday Wine Tasting in the Shop, 5pm - 8pm
Marco Felluga Collio Bianco “Just Molamatta” 2015

Marco Felluga is considered to be one of the highest quality estates in Collio. The family history goes back to the 1800s in Istria, a peninsula in the Adriatic Sea at the junction of Croatia, Slovenia and Italy. In the 1930s,Giovanni Felluga moved to Friuli; Marco, the youngest of his seven children, continued the family business and in 1956 founded the estate that bears his name.

“Just Molomatta” is a blend of Pinot Bianco, Friulano, and Ribolla Gialla. from vineyards located in Molomatta. It’s fermented in stainless steel then left on the lees for about 6 months. This is a pleasantly perfumed wine with flavors of apples and pears balanced by a slightly salty note. It’s lushly textured, balanced and elegant.

Forlorn Hope “Nodosaur” 2014, Calaveras County, CA

The phrase ‘forlorn hope’ is from the mid-16th century Dutch expression ‘verloren hoop’, which originally denoted a band of soldiers picked to begin an attack, many of whom would not survive. Over the years it’s come to mean more of a persistent hope that’s never to be fulfilled. Producer Mathew Rorick explains his reasons behind the name: we love the longshots. We love the outsiders, the lost causes, the people/projects/ideas abandoned as not having a chance in the world. We love the longshots because we’re all about tenacity, we relish a challenge, and – we admit it – we love us a good tussle… (these wines are) rare creatures from appellations unknown and varieties uncommon, these wines are our brave advance party, our pride and joy – our Forlorn Hope.

Producer notes: The Nodosaur is a vineyard blend of fruit grown on our estate Rorick Vineyard at 2000' elevation in Calaveras County. The 2014 vintage is a blend of Picpoul, Verdelho, Albariño, and a dashing of Muscat. All fruit was hand harvested; a portion of each was foot tread prior to pressing to increase aromatic depth and textural intensity. The wine was fermented in a combination of open top fermentor, stainless steel, and 500L puncheon; it saw 14 months elevage before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Brightly aromatic and fiercely structured, it bears the cut and definition that have become hallmarks of wines grown on our limestone and schist soils. 207 cases produced

Fedellos do Couto “Lomba Dos Ares” 2014, Ribeira Sacra


A Galician blend of Mencía, Mouratón, Garnacha Tintorera, Caiño, Bastardo sourced from 70 year old, high elevation, organically farmed vines on the slopes of the Bibei River. Fedellos (brats) do Couto is a young project (2013 was their first vintage) started by four friends with with backgrounds in wine: Luis Taboada (whose family has owned the 12th century manor (couto) on the 4 hectare property for generations); viticulturist Pablo Soldavini, and winemakers Curro Barreño and Jesús Olivares. Pablo is an advocate of organic farming; Curro and Jesús come from Sierra de Gredos, a mountainous region in central Spain, where they worked with winemakers Dani Landi and Fernando Garcia, of Comando G.  

All harvesting here is done by hand. The grapes for Lomda dos Ares are fermented in whole bunches with indigenous yeasts at low temperatures, then aged in neutral French oak, mainly 500L demi-muids. The wine is expressive and fresh, with a slatey, savory minerality and a satisfying depth and richness.

La Querciolina “Istriciaia”, DOC Maremma, 2011

La Querciolina is a side project for bothers Lorenzo and Luciano Sassetti, who bought this previously abandoned farm in 1999. In 2000 they began reclaiming the land and replanting the vineyards with indigenous varieties. The Sasetti family goes back four generations in Tuscany, and in that time they have always farmed without chemicals. Like the mother estate, Pertimali di Livio Sassetti, La Querciolina is also certified organic. Maremma gained DOC status in 2011.

Istriciaia, which translates to "the place where the porcupine lives" is a blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Ciliegiolo. Cherries, blackberries and flowers, a fine-grained texture and bright and buoyant acidity, make this wine ever so delicious.
 
We specialize in, and feature Rhode Island's largest selection of, organic, natural and small-production wine and grower-Champagne, as well as numerous spirits and craft beers, ranging in price from the 
everyday to the special occasion. 

Our Blue Tag section is 
buy one/get one half off – everyday.

12% discounts on a case of wine, mixed or otherwise.

10% off mixed 6-packs of beer.


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EVENTS
Sunday, October 2nd
6pm - 9pm

Chicken & Fizz at Bucktown!

FRIED CHICKEN AND A SPARKLING SELECTION FROM THE WINE WIZARDS PORTFOLIO!

471 West Fountain
$35

Get your tickets now! Advance purchase available at Bucktown, or by phone at (917) 861-0644.


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SAVE THE DATE!

Tuesday, October 23rd
Wine Traditions dinner at Broadway Bistro

Join importers Ed Addis 
and Barbara Selig for a special dinner paired with their always lovely wines.  

Details to follow! 
Thursday, October 6th


Campus is proud to be the beverage sponsor for the 3rd year in a row. Check out what your fellow Rhode Islander's are doing, we're quite an impressive lot! 

Friday, Oct. 7th
5pm - 8pm

Cheongsam Tea Liqueur 
will pay us another visit – we can't wait to see what the fall cocktails they share with us! 

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NEW ARRIVALS
  bEer                   beer
This week we got a limited amount of New Belgium Le Terroir '16, a sour dry-hopped with Amarillo and Crystal hops. Their Belgian style dubbel, Abbey, also came in this week. Oskar Blues Passion Fruit Pinner is in our cooler door as well. This is their low-alcohol IPA spiked with pureed passion fruit and blood orange.
Saturday BeerTasting
3pm - 6pm
Bucket Brewery will be here with us; come on by and enjoy some 
local brews!

CAMPUS FINE WINES

127 Brook St. Providence, RI
401.621.9650
info@campusfinewines.com
www.campusfinewines.com

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Sunday: Noon-6pm


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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 singing the praises of low-intervention, small-production wines. Little did we know that less than a year later we and our spouses would 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, 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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