Business briefs for Jan. 8

Mambo Italiano flies in Italian winemaker

Mambo Italiano in downtown Steamboat Springs will host Italian winemaker Sisto Tessari on Thursday for a special meal that will educate diners about the intricacies of the winemaking process.

Tessari, of the La Cappuccina Organic Winery, will share his experiences making wine at his family vineyard near Verona while diners feast on a five-course meal complemented by La Cappuccina wines.

Call 870-0500 for details.

Outside's Powder Play visits Steamboat Springs

Outside magazine will host live music and an on-snow demonstration of the latest mountain gear at the Steamboat Ski Area, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Steamboat is one of the mountain towns in five Western states that will be visited by Outside's trio of BaseCamp Airstream trailers. They are designed for adventure travel.

During daytime on-snow events, the Powder Play Tour will display new skis, snowboards, sleds, snowshoes, gloves, goggles and more.

Free samples will be available, along with a chance to win winter equipment and memorable trips. This year's product partners are Polartec, Nordica Skis, High Sierra Bags, Marmot Gloves, Pro-Tech Sunscreen, Nalgene and Mountaingear.com.

Rising folk artist The White Buffalo will perform from noon to 4 p.m. at the Stoker bar at the top of the Steamboat gondola.

Steamboat Interiors design firm expands

Steamboat Interiors in late 2005 took over the space previously occupied by Toys in the Attic in Steamboat Crossings. After extensive remodeling and interior changes, the interior design firm offers a new focus by offering full service interior design.

Beginning this month, Steamboat Interiors will offer a full lighting design showroom.

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