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PBS Presents Annual Food and Wine Tasting Event

By June 1, 2023Rhode Island, Top News

Rhode Island PBS hosted its annual Uncorked! event at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence on April 21. Celebrating 50-plus years of public television in Rhode Island, the fundraiser brought together fine wines, craft beers and small bites from area restaurants and purveyors. Returning for its 23rd year, the event featured WJAR’s Mario Hilario as Event Emcee and celebrity guest Chef Ming Tsai, host of the PBS show “Simply Ming,” with a book signing for guests of “Simply Ming One-Pot Meals.” Selections from within the beverage industry included those from the portfolios of wholesalers Atlantic Beverage Distributors, Fox Point Wine & Spirits, Horizon Beverage Co., Mancini Beverage and MS Walker; suppliers Boston Harbor Distillery, KEEL Vodka, Narragansett Beer, Rhodium by RI Spirits, Stonecutter Spirits and Whalers Brewing Company; and retailer sponsor, Gasbarro’s Wines, among many others. Featured cuisine from Blaze Kitchens, Bywater, Cake’s by Eboni, Coast Guard House, Diego’s East Side, Gracie’s, Just Ellen’s, Luigi’s Restaurant & Gourmet Express, Matilda RI, Matunuck Oyster Bar, Pot au Feu, Res American Bistro, Russell Morin Catering & Events, and Tony’s Seafood accompanied the many tastes. The event raised more than $140,000 to benefit WSBE Rhode Island PBS.

Photos by Laura Widness.


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