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Craft Beer Craze

Ever wonder what exactly is a craft beer? Why are some of these beers so hard to get? And what’s up with all the funny names and labels on the cans anyway? Now is a great time to be an adventurous beer drinker in the United States. While Americans are drinking less beer than even a few years ago, we are drinking better products that quench our thirst in more ways than one. A craft (or micro) brewery produces small amounts of beer and is typically independently owned by the brewer and perhaps a few investors, unlike the big beer houses that are mass-produced and owned by a corporation. Many of the smaller breweries begin as a side project in someone’s basement or garage with an emphasis on quality, flavor and brewing technique, and eventually grow their experience and exploration into a bigger space. Craft brews have made themselves approachable enough with their fun names and cartoon like labels. Their...Read More >

New & Noteworthy in 2018

Hello, Stunning Spring! With warmer weather soon on the horizon, your Nantucket summer checklist begins. Ferry is booked, bikes are getting tuned up and your social calendar is filling in nicely.  You are dying to know what’s happening on your little slice of paradise. Wait no longer… Advanced Sommelier Jenny Benzie has put together this quick list for you of a handful of NEW + NOTABLE items from Épernay Wine & Spirits that should be on your list to try for 2018. Spring is a time when Mother Nature likes to tease us with a somewhat warm, yet sunny day, only to be followed by three days of chilly wet weather that reminds us too much of winter. This is a transitional drinking season where you really want to start enjoying crisp dry whites, but you like the comfort of a lighter style red, similar to Pinot Noir or Nebbiolo, that will at least warm your heart as you long...Read More >

Crazy for Craft Canned Beer

Life is full of choices these days, including the selection of exciting, tasty canned beers currently available on the market. With the rise of numerous micro-brews across the United States in every region, along with consumers demand to make these new beverage offerings fun, whimsical and more accessible, it is easier than ever to find your own hoppy happiness in a vast variety of styles and sizes in a beach friendly version. What this means for you is that your beach cooler won’t be as heavy as it once was filled with glass bottles, your beer will chill much faster coming from a can and several of these beer offerings are now available in a more convenient 4-pack (versus a serious commitment of six) when trying out something new for your liking. Not sure where to get started on this new beer adventure? Here is a quick list of small-town brew heros worthy of your attention. WORMTOWN ‘BE HOPPY’ This...Read More >

Epernay’s Top 10 of 2016

2016 has been quite the year for us here at Épernay Wine & Spirits.  From stunning sunrises in ‘Sconset to stellar sunsets in Madaket, with lots of rosé, bubbles and cheese in between, we want to THANK YOU for your patronage and helping to make it such a successful year. Below is a list of our Top 10 Highlights for 2016. 1. All Signs Point to Épernay We love our brand new sign this year from our friend Bob and his team at Chatham Sign Shop in Chatham, MA! 2. “50 Shades of Rosé” Event  Co-hosted by the Sommelier Team of Épernay Wine & Spirits and The Nantucket Culinary Center, production of this event was also in partnership with Sarah Cowherd of Bespoke SRC Events and Party Provisioning.   This summer, we explored everything Rosé with this tasting of almost 50 rosé wines from around the world from different grape varietals and winemaking techniques.  From pale pinot noir saignées to classic...Read More >

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