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You Had Me At Rosé: Pour Me Another

Drinking rosé has become all the craze as of late. “Rosé all day” and “Yes way rosé” are just a couple of this summer’s pink drinking ad campaigns. While children wait in line for their special treat at The Juice Bar, their parents are making a quick stop at their favorite wine store to pick up more pink juice for themselves to enjoy as soon as they are able. The usual rosé suspects never seem to fail vintage to vintage, but there are a lot more options out there just waiting to be discovered. Venture off the usual rosé wine route, just as you would the sandy back roads of Nantucket, and you will be pleasantly surprised by what you might discover. IBY Blaufrankisch, Mittelburgenland, Austria 2016 Pronounced ee-bee, this small family owned winery from Austria is located in the center of the Mittelburgenland wine region about an hour south of Vienna. This area is known more for its racy...Read More >

Red, White, & Rosé

RED, WHITE AND ROSÉ: SIPS OF SUMMER WINE SELECTIONS Warmer temperatures, longer beach days and refreshingly chilled wines. Summer is just around the corner, as well as transitioning to easy drinking, every day style wines that are light on the palate and the pocket. Summer entertaining, whether at Cisco Beach or your own backyard bbq, doesn’t have to be complicated or costly. The best value wines for summer sipping are often times not your usual grape varietal suspects, or at least not from typical wine regions that are foremost in your mind. No need to be concerned about making the wrong selection in this category, however, as Advanced Sommelier Jenny Benzie offers a quick list of wines worthy of your attention this time of year.   RED, RED WINE (THINK UB40) Keeping with the spirit of this aptly named song, forget about heavy tannic, full-bodied red wines for now. Concentrate on red grape varietals that have a thinner skin and...Read More >

50 Shades of Rosé Recap

50 SHADES OF ROSÉ – NANTUCKET CULINARY CENTER – JUNE 20TH We kicked off the 1st Day of Summer 2016 with our “50 Shades of Rosé” Wine Tasting Event at Nantucket Culinary Center. We take pride in our Rosé selection at Épernay Wine & Spirits. We have the largest selection on island of that favorite PINK sip of summer! The event took us around the world as we explored almost 50 rosés from across the globe. The event was in partnership with Nantucket Culinary Center and Bespoke Events & Party Provisioning. The beautiful blooms were designed by Soiree Floral and Chef Greg Margolis created a delicious spread of passed appetizers and cheese plates to compliment the Rosés. As part of the event, guests were given pink tickets in order to vote for their favorites and the results are in! Tied for #1 are Domaines Ott* “Château Romassan” Bandol 2015 and Château Saint Marguerite “Symphony” Côtes de Provence 2015 Domaines Ott* “Château Romassan” Bandol 2015 – The...Read More >