Subject: Beat the heat with a fresh & fizzy tasting tonight! WAMA Sidewalk Sale Tomorrow & Farmer Willie's is in the House!

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.
It's hot! Again! So we're opening up some wines tonight that are sure to cool you off and delight your taste buds! You know the drill, see you soon!

Cheers!
Friday Wine Tasting in the Shop, 5pm - 8pm
Teutonic Crow Valley Vineyard Riesling 2015, Willamette Valley, OR

Last week we tasted Teutonic Jazz Odyssey, a fun, off-dry blend perfect for hot days and spicy food. Tonight we’re tasting this more serious single vineyard Riesling. Just about all of Teutonic’s wines are single vineyard (with the exception of maybe one). They are all dry farmed and made in a precise, Germanic style. Total production is extremely low (only 500 cases) so we are ever so grateful to have such an assortment on our shelves – this is another producer that we tried to get into RI for a few years, so it’s extra special that there’s finally a little bit to share.

Read more about them here.

Crow Valley is a high elevation vineyard in the foothills of the Willamette Valley coastal mountain range. It’s old vines planted at high elevation, where the cold growing conditions allow for a long hang time. This is the Teutonic MO; old vines, cold climate, high elevation, dry farmed, old wood and wild yeast. If that sounds familiar, it’s because it’s very similar to Mosel winemaking, from whence they draw their inspiration (and they also import wine from Mosel and make wine in Mosel, so the love affair is deep and real!). Teutonic is also a member of the DRC (Deep Roots Coalition), a group that promotes “sustainable and terroir-driven viticulture without irrigation”. 

This Riesling shows pure, precise, no-holds-barred, spot on balanced winemaking. The character of the terroir shines through in all the Teutonic wines; do yourself a favor and grab a bottle before they’re all gone!

Cerro La Barca Vegas Altas Eva de los Santos, 2015, Ribera del Guadiana, Spain

Ribera del Guadiana is in Extremadura, a region located in south-western Spain on the border of Portugal. Extramadura has been known as a place for bulk wine production, but some pioneers are finding unique new wines here. Cerro La Barca is the first organic producer in the region. They have 38 hectares of Tempranillo and the nearly extinct Eva de los Santos.

Importer notes: Juan Sojo and Ángel Luis González are like brothers from different mothers. One minute they’re arguing and the next they’re toasting to another harvest. They studied oenology together and ever since have been making wines together. Ángel Luis comes from a background in agriculture while Juan comes from a background in science. Both so different, but yet complement each other so well.

Fermented using indigenous yeasts in stainless steel vats where the wines naturally decant without filtration until bottling. The Eva de los Santos is from vines that are up to 80 years old. It’s flowery, fruity and perfumed on the nose, but the palate is a little more intense, with a pronounced crushed stone quality. 
Laurent Herlin “Cintré” Sparkling Rosé of Cabernet Franc

Laurent Herlin worked as a computer engineer for 12 years before dropping that career in 2008 and dedicating himself to wine. After taking classes in Beaune and working at various domaines, he purchased 5 hectares in Bourgueil, which he farms biodynamically.

To ensure quality, the grapes are sorted twice; first in the vineyard, and then on the sorting table. Harvest is manual, fermentations are with indigenous yeast, in steel or cask. As a dedicated environmentalist, Laurent only uses recycled glass in his production.

Laurent’s wines are said to “exude happiness” and after tasting Tsoin Tsoin, and now Cintré, we can definitively say that that statement is not hyperbole. Cintré is 100% Cabernet Franc from 25 year old vines and it is a mouthful of fizzy joy. It’s also classic Loire Valley cab franc: violets, raspberries, and pencil shavings dance around luscious strawberry notes and are neatly wrapped up in a long, long finish with just the slightest touch of gamey goodness.

Domaine Jérôme Jouret “Pas a Pas” 2015, Ardèche

Domaine Jérôme Jouret is a 12 hectare, relatively new, family winery in the southern Ardèche, a region on the right bank of the Rhône river, between the northern and southern Rhône valley. Burgundian Louis Latour was a pioneer here, most notably with his Grande Ardéche Chardonnay. Jérome Jouret works minimally, by hand, with extremely low yields and little to nu sulfur. The ancient, organic vines here are planted on steep and stony slopes. The high elevation and cool climate means that the grapes have a longer hang time, which leads to heady aromatics and purity of fruit.

Pas a Pas is a blend of 65% Carignan, 15% Alicante, 20% Grenache from 35 to 55 year old vines planted on clay and limestone. It’s fermented in stainless steel and bottled without filtration. This is a lovely wine, with fresh fruit and brambly notes. Lower alcohol and lively acidity means this one takes a chill quite nicely.

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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EVENTS
Take 15% off Riesling all summer long!*

Just say "Summer of Riesling" at checkout to get your discount. 

*Does not apply to sale or 
blue tag items. 

Saturday, Sept. 10th
noon - 5pm

Wickenden Street Makers and Merchants Sidewalk Sale

WAMA, the Wickenden Area Merchants Association, is hosting the next Wickenden St. Makers and Merchant Sidewalk Sale – and this time it's even bigger and better. We'll be closing Wickenden St. from Brook to Traverse streets so vendors can set up tents, and we'll have cocktails by Little Bitte, and beer from Revival Brewing poured by Laughing Gorilla Catering.

Come on out and support local artists, clothing designers, jewelry makers, potters, metalworkers, glassblowers and more, have a cold beer or cocktail, and stay for dinner at any of the great little restaurants in the neighborhood.

If you're an artist or craftsperson interested in participating, 

Saturday, Sept. 10th
6-9pm
$10 suggested donation.


THE PORTION OF NATIONAL CANCER FUNDING DEDICATED TO CHILDREN IS JUST 3.8%.

Saturday, Sept. 17th
noon - 5pm

OCEAN STATE OYSTER FESTIVAL

Campus is happy to support the OysterFest again this year with an array of oyster friendly wines! 

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! 

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NEW ARRIVALS
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This week we got the latest Luponic Distortion (#3) from Firestone Walker, their series using experimental hops, and this edition is our favorite so far. A limited amount of Otter Creek 25th Anniversary Double IPL came in, too, in 4-packs. Elysian Space Dust IPA is dazzling up our shelves this week, and we have Oktoberfests from Ayinger, Paulaner, Spaten, Weihenstephaner, with domestic versions from tons of breweries including Two Roads Oktwoberfest and Foolproof Augtoberfest. Foolproof Peanutbutter Porter is back this week as well. And of course there are pumpkin beers galore.
Saturday BeerTasting
3pm - 6pm
Farmer Willies will be here with their refreshing alcoholic ginger beer! 

Cheers!

CAMPUS FINE WINES

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

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Fri & Sat: 10am-10pm
Sunday: Noon-6pm


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so bring in your pooch – 
we've got snacks!
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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 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, 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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