Subject: Wine Tasting Tonight; Foolproof in the House Tomorrow; Fizzy, Fun Events on the Calendar!

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 is gloriously feeling like fall out there – yeah, yeah, we know, we say the same thing every year – but as people who live for wine, there is no better season. Everything is welcome on the table (crisp whites or big reds, we're game), or by the fire pit; or perhaps on the beach for those last waning days of summer – rosé and oysters in a bucket at sunset; there is no greater joy.  

Speaking of oysters, Ocean State Oyster Festival is tomorrow, and we'll be there for the first half, with a little array of oyster friendly wines. Stop by and say hi!

After Oyster Fest you can swing by the shop from 3 - 6pm for a visit with Foolproof Brewing; they'll be here with their super-tasty Pawtucket suds!

We also have some fun events coming up in October, from Chicken and Fizz to a Wine Traditions dinner. Just another reason why we love fall – the city comes alive again!

Stop in tonight for another Friday wine tasting in the shop. It's a pretty cool line-up again, if we do say so ourselves! 

Sunday, Oct. 2nd, 6-9pm
471 West Fountain


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

Friday Wine Tasting in the Shop, 5pm - 8pm
Domaine Grosbot Barbara Brut 0 2011, Saint Pourçain

Domaine Grosbot-Barbara is 6.5 hectares in the center of France, in Alliers, a region known for the prized oak trees used in barrel production. The history of the vineyards in this area date back to before the Romans, when the Phoenicians settled here and planted vines. The heyday of the region was in the 13th and 14th centuries when the wines of St. Pourçain were highly esteemed and favored by Popes, royalty and aristocracy alike. This domaine practices "Lutte Raisonnée" farming and refrains from the use of synthetic treatments unless the vines are under great duress, and then only the minimal amount would be used.

Brut 0 is 100% Gamay, left on the lees for four years – and like the name plainly states, it is zero dosage. This is a wine that lovers of fizzies and fine Champagne will really dig; it's precise, it's got depth, a beautiful leesy quality, a bit of red-fruit à la Gamay, and very approachable price tag. 

More Teutonic! We just can't get enough: 
Teutonic Wine Co. David Hill Vineyard Silvaner, 2015

Teutonic focuses on single vineyard, single varietal wines that are dry farmed and made in a precise, Germanic style.

The Teutonic MO is old vines, cold climate, high elevation, dry farmed, old wood and wild yeast. Or, as they put it: old and cold, high and dry, wood and wild. They are inspired by the wines of Mosel, Germany, where they also happen to make wine, and they import wine from the region as well. Proprietors Olga and Barnaby Tuttle found a tiny amount of 40 year old Silvaner vines in Willamette Valley’s David Hill Vineyard. The combination of old vines and dry farming means that vines go super deep into the earth in search of nutrients, and therefore absorb layers of terroir-driven flavors. The resulting wine is more about minerality than fruit, with a touch of fresh apple and spice. It might be too soon to think Thanksgiving, but any of the Teutonic wines would be so at home on a table full of turkey, stuffing and sweet potatoes. Let’s hope there’s some left! Silvaner production is fewer than 100 cases.

Berger Zweigelt 2013, Austria

This is a 14 hectare father/son estate, half of which consists of south-facing loess terraces. Vines are planted to 50% Grüner Veltliner, 10% Riesling, 10% Welschriesling, 20% Zweigelt, 10% other varieties.

All the wines here are vinified in stainless steel, and with cultured yeasts to get slow fermentations that preserves CO2 and fresh, fruity and clean flavors. This zweigelt is a go to. Bright, juicy, versatile and a liter!
Azienda Monteversa Versacinto Rosso 2012, Veneto

Filippo Voltazza runs his small family vineyard in the Euganean Hills, just west of Venice. Vineyards here are packed into terraced rows, at heights up to 600 meters.

Versacinto Rosso is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot, grapes that are indigenous enough, since Napoleon brought the varieties to the region roughly 200 years ago. Filippo’s family used to sell their grapes to local wineries, to be used in their best bottlings, until they took back all their vines in 2006. Now their 17 hectares face in all four directions to maximize exposure. The vines are densely planted to 4,000 per hectare on chalky-clay volcanic soil. Farming is organic, harvesting is by hand, and all the wine is fermented and aged in cement, then b
ottled unfiltered and unfined.

This is a lovely wine; mineral driven, dark fruit, a touch herbal, balanced and elegant.

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.

Campus is proud to support events at 

All of these organizations make PVD the place to be! 

Sunday, October 2nd
6pm - 9pm

Chicken & Fizz at Bucktown!


471 West Fountain

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



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! 

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. 17th
noon - 5pm


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! 

beEr                      BeeR
  bEer                   beer
This week we got a limited amount of Farm to Face and FV13 from Allagash. We also have Fierce from Chicago's Off Color Brewing. We love their saison, Apex Predator, and Troublesome, their Gose, and are excited to see something new from them in RI. Otherwise the temperature is dropping and all these pumpkin and 
Oktoberfest brews are finally starting to make sense!
Saturday BeerTasting
3pm - 6pm
Foolproof will be in to sample their delicious beers, including their Peanut Butter Raincloud.



127 Brook St. Providence, RI

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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 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! 
Campus Fine Wines, 127 Brook St, Providence, RI 02906, United States
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