Thanks to all who made the Alumni Association Big Chill Weekend such a great success, with over $90,000 raised for student scholarships at this signature event.
Savor the Spirit! Join our honorary chairs, Peter and Sandy Miniati ‘85, for a spirited weekend in Newport, Providence, and South County. It's all about scholarships and fun!
It's All About Supporting Scholarships!
Big Chill Auction Items: See a list of the many exciting auction items here.
Providence Public Library Wine Tasting with special guest Ann Hood ’78
Blue Tie Wine Pairing Dinner and Auction held at Rosecliff Mansion, Newport
Mews Tavern Celtic Pub Craft Beer Tasting and Craft Spirit Tasting
FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
Mews Tavern, Craft Beer Tasting
6–8 p.m. Celtic Pub. A sampling of 2-3 different beers from each of the following vendors: Founders Brewing, Mayflower Brewing, Sebago Brewing, Wachusett Brewing, Goose Island Brewery,Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island, Fisherman’s from Cape Ann Brewing Co. Also offered were appetizers including crudités, ribs, kielbasa, cheeses, smoked meats, and artisan breads from Kelly Thomas '98, M'02, of Becoming Italian Today.
Specific beers tasted include:
Founders Brewing: All Day IPA, Curmudgeon, Pale
Grey Sail Brewing: Flagship, Flying Jenny, Chimney Porter
Fisherman’s from Cape Ann Brewing Co.: IPA, Brew, Navigator
Sebago Lake Brewing: Trout Stout, Frye’s Leap, Runabout Red
Wachusett Brewing: Blueberry, Quinn’s Amber, Green Monstah
Mayflower Brewing: Porter, Spring Hop, IPA
Goose Island Brewery: Sophie,
Mews Tavern, Craft Spirit Tasting
6–8 p.m. Celtic Pub. A sampling of scotch, bourbon, rum, vodka, and whiskey from Son’s of Liberty Spirits Company, Prichard’s Distillery, and more; paired with assorted crackers, cheese, ribs, kielbasa, smoked meats, chocolates, and chutney from Kelly Thomas '98, M'02, of Becoming Italian Today.
Providence Public Library Wine Tasting
6–8 p.m. Special guest Ann Hood ’78, American novelist and short story writer, in the indoor garden courtyard. The event featured passed hors d’oeuvres, catered by Russell Morin Fine Catering (see menu on right) and assorted wines from five local vineyards: Diamond Hill Vineyards, Greenvale Vineyards, Jonathan Edwards Winery, Newport Vineyards, and Sakonnet Vineyards.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013
Blue Tie Wine Pairing Dinner and Auction
Rosecliff Mansion, Newport, 6 p.m. This premier event of the weekend featured an exquisite five-course dinner and dessert menu by Russell Morin Fine Catering paired with wines from Bellevue Wine & Spirits and Newport Vineyards. Included in the evening activities was a silent auction to benefit URI scholarships.