The reason why is obvious:
The 10th Annual Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival will be in full swing. What that means is that if you are a foodie or an obvious wine lover, this festival is must for you. So, hop on the train and flee the city.
2:30-3:30pm A Tale of Two Vineyards: Tignanello and Townsend taught by Niccolo Maltinti of Marchesi Antinori ($40)
4:30-5:30pm The Craft of Winemaking with Bouchaine Vineyards hosted by Gregory Gauthier ($40)
7-10-pm Wine & Rosecliff Held in the setting of The Great Gatsby and True Lies, this seaside mansion will host a musical evening with fine wines, breathtaking views and gourmet food ($250)
12-4pm Grand Tasting at the Marble House Cooking demos, hundreds of wines, two dozen restaurants, celebrity chefs and a silent auction ($185)
7pm Collectable Win Dinner at The Elms ($450)
9pm-12am Newport After Dark at Newport’s 41 North…sample specialty cocktails, wine and light fare ($50)