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Newport, RI Wine Tastings and Culinary Events

Tasting Series at The Spiced Pear

Throughout the year, The Spiced Pear hosts a variety of Newport, RI wine tastings and culinary events on the acclaimed Cliff Walk. From learning the basics of food and wine pairings to exploring the flavors of one of Napa's oldest wineries, the series will invoke your love of wine in a beautiful setting. Discover a hidden expertise on New England wine and spirits or strengthen the knowledge you already have. Learn more about our Tasting Series events on The Chanler Blog. View this season's upcoming events below or on our Calendar of Events page.

2018 Tasting Series 

The Wines of Chateau Ste. Michelle

Presented by head winemaker Bob Bertheau. Bob's journey of winemaking has led him on a journey from Idaho to California and back to his native Washington. After 16 years of making wine in Sonoma, Bob joined Chateau Ste. Michelle as its white wine maker. Chateau Ste. Michelle was built on the 1912 estate owned by Seattle lumber baron Frederick Stimson with a goal of proving that California and Italy are not the only places to make good wine. The philosophy of the vineyard is to highlight the style, quality and expression of Washington state. This quality of wine is highly unique due to the growing conditions of grapes in the eastern side of the state.  

Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018 

Price: $150.00 (plus tax and gratuity)

Menu: The Wines of Chateau Ste. Michelle 

The Wines of Craggy Range 

Presented by Janet Pouchot. Janet has held positions in the wine business for over a decade as a sommelier for restaurant DANIEL, in retail with Sherry-Lehmann, as US Brand Development for Peter Lehmann Wines and now Business Manager for the Americas for Craggy Range. The winery is focused on becoming one of New Zealand's great wine producers. The Peabody family chose New Zealand due to its temperate and maritime conditions as well as its ability to offer bare land that had been untouched. 

Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018

Price: $150.00 (plus tax and gratuity)

Menu: Wines of Craggy Range Tasting Menu 

To make a reservation, please call Spiced Pear Restaurant at 401-847-2244  or for more information visit www.thechanler.com. Please note, due to the intimate nature of these tastings, limited seats are available for each event. Full payment of including tax and gratuity per ticket is required upon making a reservation.