The Cellar: 3 Finds From The ‘New’ Campus Fine Wines
Friday, November 30, 2012
Campus Fine Wines, located on Brook St. in Providence’s Fox Point neighborhood, has recently undergone a change in ownership. The new owners, Andrea Sloan and Howard Mahady, are industry veterans boasting more than 30 years of combined experience in the wine business. Since taking over in July, the two (with help from their spouses and the other great staff members) have quietly revitalized the old neighborhood favorite with an updated selection of fine wines, craft beers and alternative spirits, as well as knick-knacks for the home bar. Part of what sets the new Campus Fine Wines apart is their commitment to producers who make wine with respect for the land, the grape and the people who drink their wines. They specialize in small production and hard-to-find wines from small family-owned producers. If you think that translates into expensive wines, think again. Campus has a great selection across many popular price points with a friendly and knowledgeable staff to boot.
This week’s first wine is a great example of what’s on the shelf at this cool neighborhood wine merchant. After spending years working in wineries throughout Spain, young winemaker Frédéric Sigonneau, a native of
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is Italy’s most widely exported red wine and I think it’s fair to say that no good Italian wine selection is complete without at least a few examples. Obviously, Campus Fine Wines carries this
Since taking over Campus, Andrea and Howard have increased their selection of wine across many price categories. They felt they kind of had to, as they cater to a diverse group of customers that include graduate
Campus Fine Wine offers weekly wine tasting: Fridays from 4pm-7pm and Saturdays from 2pm-5pm. Beer tastings are held Saturdays from 4pm-6pm. They are located at 127 Brook St. in Providence, Rhode Island. (401) 621-9650.
Steffen Rasch CSW is ready to answer any wine-related questions, comments or concerns you may have. Feel free to email him at [email protected]. And as always, don’t forget to follow GoLocalProv’s Wine Cellar on Facebook and sign up for one of his tastings through the Providence Wine Academy.
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