Wakefield Liquors takes great pride in the process of selecting wines by sampling dozens each week to create a unique selection of name-brand items as well as lesser-known boutique wines. The friendly staff is happy to assist customers in making a selection just right for every occasion, whether it’s a wedding, graduation or simply an evening at home. If you prefer to make a selection on your own, the store offers an expanded wine room featuring a “Best Value Wines” section and a “Staff Picks” section.
And they make it simple for Block Islanders to get the right libations quickly. A call to the store brings expert advice and shipping service via the ferry — or any other way that’s convenient.
From hard to find wines to micro-brewed beers, aged whiskeys to the perfect champagne, Wakefield Liquors offers a selection to fit every event and every budget.
They are passionate about what they sell, and are always available to help find the right item. The Staff Picks table is a good place to start for the latest wines chosen by the experienced staff.
And the passion shows in their selections – it’s their slogan, and they mean it. They spend a lot of effort to provide one of the best selections of fine wine in the state.
If you’re looking for French wine, they carry wines from Kermit Lynch, Neal Rosenthal, Louis/Dressner and a variety of other small artisan importers. From Italy, they carry a wide range of wines from Vias and Winebow, as well as the wines of other small, family-run importers. They are big fans of the wines brought into the country from Terry Theisse, and usually have a nice selection of German and Austrian wines from his portfolio.
Thinking organic? They have the area’s largest selection of wines made from organically grown grapes, made in a natural, noninterventionist style. California your thing? They carry an extensive selection of Californian wines. Be it high-end Cabernet or a hard to find Chardonnay, chances or we have it or can get it. Looking for a special gift? We also stock an array of older wines in our temperature controlled wine cellar.
Wakefield Liquors prides itself as having the largest selection of microbrews, imported beers and small batch bottle-conditioned beers in the state. There are two full aisles of beer to choose from, and 14 cooler doors for when you need your beer to be ice cold.
Staff favorites include Dogfish Head, Victory, Rogue, La Chouffe, and Spaten. If you want to try something new but aren’t sure what to get, just ask any of the staff for recommendations – after all, they don’t just sell the beer, they drink it too!
Whether it’s a hard-to-find Italian digestivo or a rare single malt scotch, chances are they carry it. They have one of the largest selections of spirits in Rhode Island. They carry more than 100 different single malts and over 30 different small-batch bourbons. They also have a wide selection of vodka and gins for the perfect martini – all staff-tested and approved, we’re assured..
Fancy Tequilla or Mezcal? They carry the entire lineup of single village Mezcals from Del Maguey as well as a large selection of 100 percent blue agave tequila.
Wakefield Liquors also stocks a large selection of Italian and French cordials, grappas, eau-de-vies and other brandies
At folks at Wakefield Liquors believe that shopping should be a relaxing experience, and they pride themselves on the organized layout of our store.
Take the Best Values Under $15 section, for example. They started the section with a few guidelines: nothing over $15 (obviously); be able to recommend the chosen wines with absolutely no hesitation; and create a selection that would broaden customers’ wine knowledge.
Look here for funky and esoteric wines that are off of the beaten path. If you are tired of the same old Cabernet, Chardonnay and Merlot routine, then this is the section for you. We do our best to feature unique and interesting wines at very fair prices.
Planning a party or wedding? Stop by and speak to our wine staff and let us show you some interesting, affordable wines for your event. Watch for upcoming tastings and events on their website, wakefieldliquors.com, particularly on Fridays and Saturdays summer long.
667 Kingstown Rd.
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.