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Explore the Loire: Try one of these summer sippers during your staycation

The Loire Valley wine region starts at the Atlantic Ocean and reaches into central France. It is most famous for Sancerre and Vouvray. While great examples of each exist, for the most part, the most expensive and least interesting wines imported into the US are going to be from these two appellations. Luckily, there are 67 other […]

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Traitorade: The brew that gives a whole new meaning to sour beer

It could be argued that NOTHING has been the same since Tom Brady made his infamous move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. New England fans have been sour since Brady signed to the Florida team back in March, and Smug Brewing of Pawtucket has released a beer that perfectly encapsulates their feelings.  Traitorade is the […]

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Forging a New Path: Campus Fine Wines discusses shifting their businesses during the pandemic

Campus Fine Wines is owned by two couples, Howard Mahady and Natalie Butler, and Andrea Sloan and Vin Scorziello; Howard and Andrea both brought years of experience in the wine industry to the local liquor shop. Campus is the place to go to find the coolest bottle of wine you didn’t know about, whether your […]

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Breweries Are Back: Your favorite breweries and bars are adapting to the new normal

As the dust of coronavirus finally begins to settle, breweries and bars in Rhode Island are making accommodations to adapt to the new normal. Phase II allows restaurants and breweries to open with a long list of restrictions, including limited capacities, face mask requirements and no bar access unless assisted by a server. While some […]

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Taking the Edge Off: Bartenders and other industry workers discuss the coronavirus

Whether you are out on the front lines, working from home, out of work or quarantining, these times are uncertain for all of us. Small businesses across the country and particularly here in Rhode Island are doing what they can to carry out business where possible, while keeping up with government issued guidelines. Luckily for […]

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Reminiscences on Winning a Pub in Ireland: A conversation with Trevor O’Driscoll

While we greet St. Patrick’s Day in Rhode Island this year with parades cancelled, restaurants and pubs closed, and gatherings discouraged on account of the coronavirus pandemic, we’re looking back to the time a Providence resident won a pub in Ireland. In 1997, Trevor O’Driscoll graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in history. […]

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