Archive of Past Events
Alvaro bar takeover |
December 10 2016
Alvaro from Selections de la Vina guest pours starting at 8:30. Come by!
Fried Chicken and Champagne|
December 15 2016
Thursday night, eat fried chicken and taste delicious champagnes from our friends over at Wine Traditions. Champagne and fried chicken, like harry and sally, milk and oreos, facebook and fake news. But really, come Thursday.
Nick Gorevic guest bartends!|
January 15 2017
Nick Gorevic of Jenny and Francois will be at fortnight to guest bartend and pour some great wine. If you're lucky he may even wear that hat. (We haven't confirmed this with him yet)
January 19 2017
Matt Mollo Guest Bartends|
February 19 2017 5p-1a
Matt Mollo, despite spending far too much time in Boston, is a cool guy worth hanging out with. The fact that he will be sharing some of the phenomonal Italian wines he imports is an even better reason to come
Ben Casteel Guest Bartends|
March 2 2017
Ben is the winemaker at Bethel Heights, a vineyard and winery established by his parents outside of Saleem Oregon which boasts some of the oldest and prettiest vines in Oregon. He is also a great guy. Come drink his wines with him!
Chris Barnes Guest Bartends|
March 16 2017
Chris Barnes is a good friend, a good guy, and, perhaps most importantly, half of the Jose Pastor team that imports some of the best Spanish wines you can find in America. Come help Fortnight show our buddy a good time.
Tre Monti Wine Dinner|
March 17 2017
Vittorio is the mastermind behind Tre Monti, making absurdly delicious wines in Emilia-Romagna. Come break bread and share with him and us at Fortnights first sit down winemaker dinner.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. $75 includes food, wine, tax, and tip. Purchase at the bar or email mike(at)fortnightpvd.com with the number of seats desired and a phone number to confirm.
Jason Malumed Guest Bartends|
April 13 2017
Jason Malumed of MFW, a great importer of delicious French wine, is an old friend of an old friend and a new friend we are happy to have. Since we and the great people at Campus Fine Wine and Best Beverage brought some of the wines MFW imports into Rhode Island you have been loving them. Come meet one of the people behind all that happiness while we dragoon him behind the Fortnight bar and pour MFW wines all night, many never before seen in RI. 4:30-1.
Binge BBQ Popup|
April 18 2017
Join us on Tuesday, April 18th for amazing BBQ with guest chef Mark Bryson from Binge BBQ in Newport. Mark will be serving his amazing BBQ (see menu on left) from 4:30-11:00. We'll have a great selection of beer and wine to go with the food. It's gonna be hot.
Joe Swick Guest Bartends|
April 20 2017
Joe is one our favorite people in the wine world and someone we are very lucky to count as a friend. He also makes some of the best and most exciting wines in Oregon. We cajoled him into spending the high holiday behind the bar at Fortnight with us pouring a ton of those aforementioned delicious and exciting wines. He will also talk to you and probably make some silly faces. Come check it out, you won't regret it.
Summer Cocktail Night|
June 21 2017
Wednesday night, cocktail historian and mixologist Sam Eilertsen will be coming to Fortnight to serve a special menu of summer drinks. Margaritas of all kinds, watermelon arrack punch, and strawberry mojitos are all on the agenda. PS - In Stuart's words, we are "completing the summoning ritual for the evil spirit of Aruba Steve.
Hank Beckmeyer Guest Bartends|
June 22 2017
We're pumped. Hank Beckmeyer of La Clarine farm is a cool dude who makes cool wines. If you're cool you'll be there.
Dirty and Rowdy Wine Dinner|
July 2 2017
Our good friend Hardy Wallace is making his inaugural trip to Fortnight and he's throwing down (so are we we guess...). A selection of wines sent to RI specifically for this dinner, some other goodies, and a four course meal prepared by us. Plus Hardy is the best, like seriously the best. $80 a ticket, limited seating. Email Mike@fortnightpvd.com to reserve your spot.
Selection da la Vina Guest Bartending|
July 13 2017
Our friends Alvaro and Anna from Selection da La Vina are back to Fortnight pouring some top Spanish wines. We promise good times and great wines and maybe some Olneyville system action later.
Damien Laureau Behind the Bar|
July 21 2017 6p-10p
Damien makes wonderful wines in Savennières from one of our favorite grapes, Chenin Blanc. Savennières has always been at the forefront of making great dry Chenin Blanc and Damien is continuing this tradition today with wines that display both the unique quality of Savennières terrior and his own viticultural and vinification acumen. We're pumped to have him, and we think once you taste a his wines, which we will be pouring across cuvees and vintages, you will be too.
Winemaker Dinner with Joe Swick|
July 24 2017
Joe is not only one of our favorite wine makers, but also one of our favorite people. He makes great wine in Oregon and makes bad jokes everywhere. He promises to bring some special stuff along with selections from our own deep Swick cellar. 4 Courses, 5+ wines, 1 Joe Swick. $80 a ticket, limited seating. Email Mike@fortnightpvd.com to reserve your spot.
Pax Mahle behind the bar|
Sunday July 30, 5-10ish
Pax makes great wine in Sonoma under the Wind Gap and Pax labels. He is also a funny dude with a big heart. Because of these things we forgive the fact that is far too tall. We also strongly encourage you to come check out the wines. We are very sure you will not be disappointed.
Diego and Nick Guest Bartend|
Thursday August 24, ALL NIGHT
That's right, Rhode Island's two best expat wine bartenders are coming back to the cradle. Diego Perez, beloved man behind lost Provi treasures Flan y Ajo and Bodega Malasana, and now enduring the horrors of the Bay Area while crushing it at Ordinare. Nick Lawing, renowned man behind the bar at the Ten Bells, a wine bar possibly as good as Fortnight (lolz), and native son of South County. We're letting these two manics behind the bar and into our cellar to pour some dope juice. It's gonna be wild. It's gonna be crazy. Also Mickey. Also Viva Flan y Ajo.
Wine Traditions Wine Dinner with Ed and Barbara|
Monday August 28
Barbara Selig and Edward Addiss have been importing elegant, classic, and downright delicious wines from France for 21 years! Their company, Wine Traditions, is one we have a ton of respect for and we're excited to be hosting what promises to be a special night with them at Fortnight during their annual Rhode Island trip (Barbara and Ed love RI, another strong mark in favor). The dinner will feature 7 wines curated by Ed and Barbara (with a focus on skin contact white and light reds) along with 4 courses and dessert made by the Fortnight crew. We also promise some enlightening, education, amusing, and endearing stories as Ed and Barbara MC the dinner. Tickets $75, limited seating, email Mike@fortnightpvd.com to get them.
Anthony Lynch Open Table|
October 23, 6p-9p
Anthony Lynch, son of iconic wine importer Kermit Lynch, is visiting Fortnight. Anthony has taken on a leading role in the family company and we're excited to have him stop by the bar. Come sit around the big red table with Anthony and us and drink and talk wine!
Dinner with winemaker Danilo Marcucci|
October 16, 7:00pm
Danilo Marcucci is one of the animating forces of a revolution taking place in the world of Italian Wine. Between the three projects he is personally responsible for and the half dozen other vineyards and wineries he works with in pursuit of a shared vision of more elemental and pure wines Danilo is doing as much as anyone else in Italy in terms of shaping the future of one of the world's great wine cultures. We're incredibly excited and lucky to have Danilo at Fortnight and think this will be one of our best winemaker dinners yet. Dinner features 6 wines, a mix of wines from each of Danilo's personal projects: Ceppaiolo, Campanino, and Conestabile della Staffa, along with 5 courses prepared by us. Tickets $75, limited seating, email Mike@fortnightpvd.com to get them.
Wednesday November 29, 6p-11p
Drink riesling. It's delicious.
Wine Dinner with Vincent Fritzsche, wine maker, cool dude|
Monday December 4, 7p
Back in 2015, Liz and Mike pedaled their way in the driving rain up the Eola Hills in Oregon, where they helped Vincent with the first punch down of his 2015 reds. Now, we get to drink those reds together, and with all of you. It's going to be a great dinner. We'll try Vincent's 4 2015 reds and 5 other wines, along with THREE two vintage verticals that let us taste how both vintage and time effect Vincent's wines (all good things, we promise). Vincent is a rare, straight-up nice guy who we're pumped to host. Come join us for 5 courses prepared by us and a night of great wine from a great winemaker. Tickets $75, limited seating, email firstname.lastname@example.org to get them.
Fortnight's Second Annual Friend Chicken and Champagne Dinner|
Thursday January 11, 5:00pm-Close
It's fried chicken and champagne time again! Lizzie's fried chicken! Champagne from our friends at Wine Traditions. What could be better? Mike, Leigh of Wine Traditions, and Kat of Wine Wizards somming. It's gonna be a bubbly blast! 5pm till close (or we run out of chicken).
Buñuel and Booze Part One: The Milky Way|
Sunday January 14, 6:00pm
Travel along the Camino de Santiago with a film screening of Luis Buñuel's The Milky Way. Explore a spainard French surrealist's underappreciated masterpiece. Learn about Catholic heresies. Laugh your ass off. Oh, also drink and eat Fortnight's culinary and enological foil to the film, a five course meal, paired with wine, drink, and the film itself. It's gonna be awesome. We're super exicted. Come make it great and we'll consider Buñuel and Booze Part Two: Film TBD. Seating limited, tickets in advance. $75. Email Mike at fortnightpvd.com to get your's.
Panza Pop-up with Shiobhan Chavarria|
Thursday January 18, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Our friend Shiobhan is back from the big city and we're excited to have her cooking at Fortnight! Shiobhan is a former founder/owner/chef of the beloved Flan Y Ajo and of Bodega Malasaña. She's taking over the kitchen at Fortnight with her new food project called Panza. Panza is named after Don Quijote's steadfast and pastoral-minded sidekick, Sancho Panza, as well as a sheepdog that she used to babysit in NYC. This is the first of a series of dinners that she will be putting together to raise funds for her project. Expect food, made with love, that will evoke Flan y Ajo sensibilities but sing unsung Latin American melodies. No assholes.
Indian Food! Yay!|
Tuesday January 23, 6:00pm-late
Join the Untouchables: Coriander, Coconut, and Chutney for a bona fide taste of Indian (or at least British Colonialism). Stuart and Heather are serving up samosas, paneer, lamb curry, chicken liver masala, spiced white lentils, and a lentil donut with curry coconut ice cream. Get the goods while they last.
Stuart and Mike's Anti-super bowl extravaganza|
Sunday February 4, The Whole Damn Time!
Stuart is English and Mike is a grump and they don't care about football (american). They do care about superbowl snacks though. Come eat nachos, wings, queso, and all sorts of other ridiculous foods. Drink good booze. Play silly games. Wear silly hats. Don't watch football.
Winemaker Open Table with Kelley Fox|
Tuesday February 13, 8p-late
Kelley is one of Willamette Valley's most exciting winemakers. A diligent, careful, and dedicated grower of grapes, her focus is on Pinot Noir from two of Oregon's great vineyards: Momtazi and Maresh. Mike and Liz were lucky enough to hang with her during the 2015 harvest, where they quickly learned that the greatness of Kelley Fox wines has everything to do with the greatness of Kelley Fox. Salty and soulful in equal measure, she's one of our favorite people in the world. Come hang with us at the big table and try her wines. We're so excited for you to meet her!
Winemaker Open Table with Ben Casteel|
Wednesday February 14, 6:30p-10:30p
That's right, back-to-back winemaker open tables, back-to-back Oregon! Ben is back at Fortnight and we're gonna let him work a little less hard than last time when we had him behind the bar until 1am. This time we're gonna kick back around the big table, shot the shit, tell stories, and drink Ben's delicious wine. Come kick it with Ben. Help Mike is his campaign to get Ben to let him make some wine with west block fruit. You won't regret it!
Winemaker Open Table with Marco Sara
Monday February 19, 9p-late
Marco is a straight up Friulian farmer dude. He's a third generation wine maker working vineyards that are generally about a hundred years old. He focuses on varietals that have been part of Friulian viticulture for hundreds of years like (Tocai) Friulano, Verduzzo, Refosco, and, wait for it, Cabernet Franc (yeah, that's a thing). He's a serious winemaker in a mud on the boots, on the downlow sort of way. 5 wines, 2 verticals, cabernet franc from eastern italy (it's been there for hundreds of years, seriously) and a sweet passito! Come hang. It's gonna be great.
Scholium Project Wine Dinner with Abe Schoener
Wednesday February 21, 7-10
A lot of people think of Abe as a sort of warrior poet/mad scientist winemaker. We think of Abe more as a teddy bear winemaker. We are not sure who is right. We do know we're incredibly excited to be a part of bringing Abe and his wonderful wines into Rhode Island. We're gonna fete this exciting happening for wine drinking in little Rhody with a 5 courses, lots of wine, yarn spinning, story telling, wine dinner in the best fortnight style featuring Abe himself as MC. Abe has been a good friend of ours for a long time and we're counting on you all to help us show him a special time in RI. We're sure he and his wines will do their part. We're sure you will do. $85 tax and tip included. Seating limited. Email Mike@fortnightpvd.com for tickets.
Fortnight Bar Trivia!
Monday February 26
Fortnight's first ever bar trivia night. Be ready for questions like "What color does Liz hate most?" "What is the funniest malady Stuart has suffered while working at Fortnight?" "Who was the last person in Great Britain to be executed for blasphemy?" "What grape makes up most Cognac?" and others. Win great prizes, like Stuart recording your voicemail and maybe a funny hat!
Binge BBQ Popup|
March 6 5:30p-11p
Amazing BBQ from guest chef Mark Bryson of Binge BBQ in Newport. We love Mark, but what we really love is his BBQ. We're pumped he's back. Come eat.
Vittorio Navacchia Guest Bartends 5p-9p|
Our friend Vittorio is back at Fortnight! He's the mastermind behind Tre Monti, making absurdly delicious wines in Emilia-Romagna. Come let him pour you his wine. They're good.
Weenie Wizards Popup, 5p-11p|
Luke and Michele! Hot Dogs! Wine and Beer! Happiness! Get in on this!
Fredi Torres and Xurxo Alba Wine Dinner|
Wednesday March 28
Two wine makers at one dinner! Fredi Torres of the eponymous Fredi Torres wines of the Priorat and Montsant and of Silice in Galicia and Xurxo Alba of Albamar, also in Galicia. These are two of the most exciting wine makers in Spain right now, making wines of really beauty and character and challenges assumptions about the regions they work in. Pretty amazing to get to meet them and drink them both at once. 5 courses, lots of wines, witty banter, illuminating discussion. Seating limited. Email Mike@fortnightpvd.com for tickets.
Winemaker Open Table with Barnaby of Teutonic Wine Company|
March 29 7:30p
Olga and Barnaby make oftimes german inspired wines in Oregon. Olga is also from Mike's hometown and sadly is not going to be here. Barnaby is not from Mike's hometown, however he is a cool guy and has the strong advantage of being in Rhode Island on March 29. He's also fun to talk about all sorts of things with, wine included but certainly not a limiting topic. Come drink his wines, shot the shit, and hang out around the big red table.