Top 10 List

Top Ten New Arrivals for October!

J L Chave Mon Coeur Cotes du Rhone 2011

This is a blend of Grenache and Syrah from purchased fruit that has wonderful texture, layers of fruit, and character. While it has plenty of weight, the true success of this wine is all the flavor that bubbles just under the surface.  

Domaine Le Fay d’Homme Muscadet 2011

The Fay d'Homme is a pure expression of the Gneiss soil. The acidity is present but not aggressive, with expression of white fruits, citrus and blossoms. The wine is immediately very well balanced and enjoyable right after bottling.

Aquitania Cabernet 2011

This delicious Cabernet has some SERIOUS firepower behind it. It has an elegant Macul nose that combines fresh red fruit, cassis, dried herbs, and red pepper. The palate is complete with smooth tannins and loads of red fruit.

Hecht & Bannier Languedoc Blanc 2012

A blend of Piquepoul and Roussanne, the 2012 Languedoc Blanc is a fresh, vibrant white. The Piquepoul Blanc brings this crunchy and vivid character and the Roussanne's citrus fruits and white flowers produce this striking wine with lovely aromatics and a full silky mouth-feel.

Billard Hautes Cotes de Beaune 2012

The 2012 is a layered with fresh cherries and red berries with touches of dried herbs and spice. The weight sits nicely on the palate and finishes with a nice wave of acidity. Bravo Billard. Bravo...

La Liquiere Faugeres Les Amandiers 2012

Les Amandiers is made from young vines resulting in fresh berry aromas : red currant, strawberry, black currant. A pleasant and tender wine, offering great aromatic freshness.

Banshee Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2012

Charming aromatically, this Chardonnay immediately hints toward Asian pear and apple flavors with an underlying cut of lemon framed by hints of Tahitian vanilla from fine grained French oak. It offers hints of more tropical flavors without ever fully realizing them and finishes with ample verve.

Barco de Piedra 2011

"It exhibits notes of flowers, licorice, new saddle leather, black currants and cherries. Medium to full-bodied, elegant, complex and on a fast maturity curve, it should be consumed over the next 2-3 years." 91 Points, the Wine Advocate, #202 Aug 2012

Ludovicus 2011

Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, smoky minerals and white pepper, plus a suggestion of dried rose. Silky on entry, then firmer in the middle, with flavors of red and black fruits and floral pastille. The floral quality repeats on the lively, subtly powerful finish.

Rickshaw Cabernet 2011

Dark plum, coffee grounds, and cassis. This base is buttressed by a few mountain sources that provide a streak of red fruit, verve, and structure.

Meet Our Staff

Elliott Fishbein

President and Malt Buyer

Elliott is the second generation owner of Town Wine and Spirits. It was under his leadership and guidance that our fine wine and spirits program were built and reached the level they are at today. His vision calls for finding small producers, providing very high levels of education and service, and always striving to provide the best of the best at competitive prices. Elliott loves to ‘work the floor’ so he can introduce his favorite producers. In many circles, Elliott is known as Professor Malt and it certainly fits. With over 35 years of selling, tasting, and studying single malts, his knowledge base is unsurpassed outside of Scotland! He is exceptionally passionate about Single Malt Scotch!

Taylor Cram

General Manager and Wine Buyer

Taylor started working at Town Wine in September of 2000 in the wine department under the tutelage of the former long term wine director. After working in several different segments of the wine business, he returned in 2004 fulltime. He has continued to implement the vision that Elliott Fishbein maintains for the business, namely small producers and the best of the best. He is constantly working to find the next big thing (or the next important small thing). Personally, his interests are particularly focused on California and France.


Michael Allienello

Wine Consultant

Michael has been in the retail wine business for over 20 years. In the late 90’s, after working in San Francisco for the first half of his career, he returned to his roots in RI. He has been with Town Wine since 2007. Michael is very passionate about the traditional side of wine, wine making, and old world wine regions. He is quite often seduced by racy Loire whites. His knowledge is very well rounded and his palate has a very keen sense of balance.