At Premier Wine & Spirits, wine lovers can taste at its sampling bar before buying. General manager Chip Owens is on hand to dole out all sorts of advice, but his staff is also qualified. “We each have our own specialties,” says Owens. “Between us there’s about 45 years of wine experience.” Alternative reds are hot. South American Malbecs are popular, and customers are responding enthusiastically to Colombia Valley offerings from Charles Smith.
2 S. James St., (corner of James and Market streets), Newport, 998-6903