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PROCEEDS FROM THREE ICE CREAM FLAVORS AT THE INSIDE SCOOP TO BE DONATED TO EDESIA
Let summer linger a little bit longer by indulging in ice cream for a good cause! For the month of September when you purchase either Peanut Butter Cup, Chocolate Peanut Butter, or Peanut Butter Oreo ice cream at The Inside Scoop proceeds will go to the Rhode Island non-profit Edesia to help fight global child malnutrition. Learn more about Edesia at www.edesiaglobal.org.
SAGE CELLARS NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 5 FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES IN RI
Providence Business News has selected Sage Cellars, Inc. as one of the top five Fastest Growing Companies in Rhode Island in the $175,000 – $5 million category. The article is here. This is Providence Business News’ 4th annual Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies Awards Program. The companies were chosen by their two year revenue growth from 2012-2014. Five finalists for each category were chosen, the final top rankings will be unveiled at the awards ceremony on September 17, 2015. The other companies in this category are Fish Advertising, Materials Science Associates LLC, R&D Technologies, Sage Cellars and Westerly Community Credit Union. Sage Cellars is a Rhode Island based company owned and operated by trained professionals in wine and beer. Owners Anne Sage and Jesse Sgro explain: “Our passion for great craftsmanship runs deep and is born out of a life of dedicated study. Our business model is based on a simple premise: We choose to work with companies with whom we feel an equal excitement for their wines or beers and believe pairs well with the Rhode Island consumer. Our focus has been with family run vineyards, we are also a family business and understand the value in our industry. We listen closely, provide genuine and valuable support both for our quality products in our portfolio and our customers who sustain us.” More information, including the category rankings, will follow after the awards banquet on September 17, 2015.
MILL’S TAVERN EARNS WINE SPECTATOR AWARD FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW
Mill’s Tavern, a fine dining destination located in the historic Pilgrim Mills building on North Main Street in Providence, has earned a 2015 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine. The award is considered a top honor among restaurateurs and guests alike. Wine Spectator honored Mill’s Tavern for having “one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world,” recognizing the restaurant for offering interesting selections that are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. Mill’s Tavern boasts a 175-selection wine list with a strong concentration in California wines. The list has well-chosen varietals from quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. “We are honored to be recognized–for the second year in a row–for our commitment to offering our guests a diverse selection of high-quality wines,” comments Mill’s Tavern General Manager Heather Mitchell. “Two years ago, we carefully reviewed our wine list to ensure it paired perfectly with our cuisine. At that time, we decided to increase the depth and breadth of our offerings to please both the casual diner and the wine connoisseur. Receiving this award is very satisfying, but what matters most is that our guests have been able to enjoy some really great wines since we made the changes.” “Mill’s Tavern continues to deliver the highest caliber food, service and fine wines to our guests while remaining at a price point that appeals to many people,” notes Steve Aronow, one of the principal owners of the restaurant. “This recognition acknowledges the successful concept upon which our business is built, and we commend our management and staff on their achievement.”