Subject: Special Tastings Coming up! Swick (Tonight); Abiouness (Tuesday); Cheongsam (Next Friday); Get Your Early-Bird Raw Wine Tix!

Weekly Tastings in the Shop: Wine, Fridays, 5PM-8PM ~ Beer, Saturdays, 3PM - 6PM
Liquor, When the Spirits Move Us. 
A couple of months ago a friend in the biz introduced us to Joe Swick and his wines; we've been anxiously awaiting their arrival ever since. Joe knows wine. Just check out all the places he's worked since 2003. Swick Wines is a small winery working out of Medici Vineyard in Newberg, Oregon. The wines are the epitome of low-intervention; they are minimally foot-trod and fermented with wild yeast. Many spend time in neutral French oak, they're not filtered or fined, and sulfur is kept to a minimum or not used at all. Production is tiny. We got to taste though some of the current releases, including a barrel sample of the 2015 Melon de Bourgogne; the cloudy pour was punctuated by buoyant acidity and rocky, mineral freshness. Tasting Swick wines is like listening to a great record for the first time – they've got the hooks and the melodies, wrapped around a core of originality, with the artist humming harmonies in the background. Minimal intervention at its best. Come taste some Swick in the shop tonight. 

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Friday Wine Tasting in the Shop, 5pm - 8pm
Swick Wines! See above. 
We specialize in, and feature a large 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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You can feel good that every time you use your credit or debit card at our shop, you're supporting residential hospice in RI.

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127 Brook St. Providence, RI

Mon-Thurs: 11am-10pm
Fri & Sat: 10am-10pm
Sunday: Noon-6pm

Campus is dog-friendly, 
so bring in your pooch – 
we've got snacks!

Tuesday, May 17th
5pm - 8pm

Meet the winemaker!

Nicole Abiouness of Napa's Abiouness Winery will be in the shop with her small-production wines. Don't miss this opportunity to taste and hear straight from the winemaker herself. 


Friday, May 20th
5pm - 8pm

Back by popular demand:
It's Cheongsam Tea Liqueur!

We're replacing our usual Friday wine tasting with another visit from Tyson Davenport and Manda Shen, makers of this delicious and delicate spirit that's popping up in bars and shops across the state. We watched them grow this product from concept to launch, so it's really exciting to see it embraced across RI. Show your local pride and support these two, they've made something very special!

6pm - 9pm

We're excited for the 3rd raw/natural/organic wine tasting and fundraiser at and for the 
Steel Yard! 

Some things to look forward to in addition to sampling the wine:

Oysters, and serious BBQ – for carnivores and vegetarians alike – made in a Steel Yard crafted smoker, and courtesy of Ocean State Oyster Festival and The Compost Plant
Danielle Prosciutto. 
Desserts by North Bakery, a sculpture of bread by Seven Stars BakeryPresto Strange O coffee, tea and juice truck, raffle prizes, blacksmithing demos...let's see what else we can think up! 

Guest importers and winery reps will include: 

Jenny Lefcourt 
Matt Mollo of SelectioNaturel
Zev Rovine of 
Zev Rovine Selections 
Chase Granoff of Indie Wineries Adam Wilson of European Cellars Leigh Ranucci of Wine Traditions Ralph Catillo of Montebruno Wine
Niklas Peltzer of Meinklang

Special Daniele Ham-Carving Guest Diego Perez, formerly of Bodega Malasaña, now slinging natural wine at Ten Bells in NYC!


Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 week of and at the door. 

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  bEer                   beer
A fresh batch of Captain's Daughter came rolling in this week from Greysail. We got a decent amount, but it's almost gone! Long Trail put a New England spin on a tart German style with their Cranberry Gose. Out from Southern Tier in 4-packs this week is Choklat Oranj, an imperial stout brewed with chocolate and orange peel.
Saturday BeerTasting
3pm - 6pm
We're tasting the summer seasonal from Two Roads this week, Road Jam. It's a wheat beer brewed with raspberries and lemon grass. We're also tasting a little French sparkling cider from Dupont, and Squeeze from UFO. Cheers!
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! 
Campus Fine Wines, 127 Brook St, Providence, RI 02906, United States
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