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Aspen Food and Wine Classic June 2016

Having passion/obsession for food, wine and working in the industry, the Aspen Food & Wine Classic (named after the publication and its theme) was a “Bucket List” item I’d hoped, dreamed and prayed one day to experience. Admittedly, I love learning and watching food demonstrations as much as attending wine seminars. When Jesse and I arrived in Aspen with our family this past June, the town looked beautiful. The m
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Crave Mead wins 3rd Place

Massachusetts Meadery Wins First Award Blackstone, MA, May 17, 2016 –(PR.com)– Local meadery, Crave Mead won a medal for their Dry Mead in the 2016 Mead Free or Die competition held in Londonderry, New Hampshire on April 30, 2016. Their traditional Dry Mead, made from a Massachusetts bamboo honey also known as Japanese Knotweed. “This invasive weed nectar flows in late August and produces a fantastic hone
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Happy Birthday to the RI Foundation

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016 PROVIDENCE – A total of 43 projects in all 39 towns and cities across the state will share $500,000 in Centennial Community Grants funding distributed by the Rhode Island Foundation to mark its 100th anniversary, the organization said Wednesday. Over the past five years the foundation, whose assets have been valued at $800 million, has awarded more than $165 million
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2011 Napa Vintage

In their own words, the 2011 Napa Vintage…   Jacalyn Spence- Owner- Spence Vineyards   “Located at 1900′ atop the eastern hills of Napa Valley our three acre Cabernet vineyard produces wine of exceptional character. We are in the Howell Mountain AVA, a unique growing area above the Napa Valley fog. It was defined by a group of early Howell Mountain vintners and it begins where the fog line in t
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Wines for local palates

Sage Cellars’ owner Jesse Sgro  was interviewed by the Providence Business News. See the article here or read more below! Wines for local palates Focus is on family-owned vineyards BY ELI SHERMAN WITH 20 YEARS of combined experience working with food and wine, husband and wife Jesse Dominick Sgro and Anne Sage take a great deal of care in what type of wines they bring into Rhode Island. Indeed, the limited wine
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Our visit to Napa

This week we are visiting Howell Mountain in Napa, CA to spend some time with a few of our winemakers. The vineyards on Howell Mountain recently received quite a rainfall which has proved beneficial to the crop. This glorious California rain is welcomed by the winemakers at Spence Vineyards, Summit Lake Vineyards, Hendry Ranch Winery and Volker Eisele. Take a peak at our photos from the vineyards and the beautiful ra
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Holiday News From Smith-Madrone

The team at Smith -Madrone shared some reviews with us at Sage Cellars which. These lovely reviews recommend their fantastic wines as ideal gifts or festive meal companions this holiday season. See if their Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay or Riesling best describe your palate and find your favorite (or favorites) to share with family and friends this holiday season. ~2012 Cabernet Sauvignon~ “10 Bottles That Pro
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‘Beve with the Boss’ dinner

There are few things in life that deliver on the expectations we set in our minds; maybe that perfectly wrapped present that contains just what we wished for, or the forecasted perfect day, that actually happens. The Beve with the Boss dinner hosted by Umberto and Lia at Enoteca Umberto on Federal Hill can be added to that short list! I looked forward to every aspect of this evening- Lia’s amazing food, Umberto’s war
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Smith-Madrone’s Stu Smith visits Rhode Island

This week Smith’s Madrone’s winemaker, Stu Smith, is visiting Rhode Island for some local events and his first stop in the Ocean State was the Rhode Show! Watch here as he talks about dry farming and the best way to enjoy your glass of wine. Visit Stu at one (or more!) of the events below to hear him talk about his different varieties of wine while enjoying some delicious Smith-Madrone wines. Wine Dinner
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