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Annual Newport Wine and Food Festival Shines Spotlight on Taste

By October 26, 2016Rhode Island, Top News
Heather Seefeldt and Ali Yakich, Bristol Assistant Manager and Sommelier, Bristol Restaurant and Bar.

Consumers and trade professionals gathered on the grounds of The Marble House for the 11th annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival on September 24 and 25. The four-day event began on September 22 with a Bordeaux wine dinner at The Elms lead by Robin Kelley O’Connor, Wine Educator; Chef Frank McClelland from L’Espalier in Boston and Jean-Paul Bignon of Chateau Talbot in France. On September 23, The Rosecliff Mansion hosted the Wine & Rosecliff Gala. The weekend’s grand tastings concluded the event where guests, trade and winery representatives gathered to present and sample wines from around the world alongside local culinary creations. Forty 1° North in Newport hosted an after-party with cocktail specials and a local cocktail competition.


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