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2014 Was a Year to Celebrate and Savor

2014-year-in-review.092356Even after almost 13 years in business, this train called “Carpe Vino” keeps rumbling down the express tracks under a full head of steam. We’re being propelled into 2015 after an incredibly productive year on all fronts: national recognition of the restaurant; record revenues; another Wine Club milestone; and expansion into a new business and facility.

What is truly important is how we stack up compared to our peers in the very competitive Sacramento restaurant scene. In his year-end dining wrap up, here’s what the Sacramento Bee’s critic, Blair Anthony Robertson, said in his column on December 28: “Among my favorite dining experiences this year were the Grange downtown at the Citizen Hotel and Carpe Vino in Auburn. Both places serve excellent food sourced from local farms. In Auburn, Chef Alexander grows much of his own produce.”

That’s remarkable when you understand the outstanding dining choices that abound in our region. . .from The Kitchen to Hawks to Ella’s.

Here’s a quick overview of what happened in our world this year:

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