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Grower Champagnes: Who is Your Champagne Farmer?

The holiday season is here (hooray!) and that means a plethora of social gatherings, along with the obligatory gift giving. The challenge of this time of year is how to make holiday parties a little more festive (read: exciting and actually fun) and your presents unique (read: unforgettable).   No need to stress about any of this as adding a bottle of sparkling wine to the equation is always an excellent idea. However, let’s kick it up a notch from there. You buy your eggs from Boat Yard Farm, you get your carrots from Moors End Farm and you pick your own tomatoes at Bartlett Farm. Why not purchase, partake and give a little “Farmer Fizz” to showcase some quality producer grown and made Champagne along with supporting your local Champagne farmer? Known more commonly as Grower Champagne, these festive bottles of bubbly originate from the Champagne region of France as the name implies. What makes them stand out from mass...Read More >

Cheese, Glorious Cheese!

CHEESE, GLORIOUS CHEESE! Gathering around the large dining room table of your family home on Nantucket, the sharing of good food and perfectly paired wine will be sure to create long-lasting memories of your time spend here on island. Like wine, cheese should be nurtured and matured under proper conditions in order for it to be at its best. Controlling the natural ripeness of cheese under proper conditions, such as airflow and humidity, to achieve complete fermented bliss is called “affinage.” While you may have your favorite go-to cheese, your cheese can be matched to your special occasion. A simple, easy cheese plate for afternoon entertaining, a pre-game gathering before hitting the town or perhaps a late night snack after dancing the night away at the Chicken Box, see this tasty list of suggestions that would be a perfect pairing for your next beach day and beyond! BEWARE OF CHEESE IMPOSTERS The most famous goat cheese of the many varieties produced...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 >

A Whimsical Wine Spectator Weekend

What do you get when you combine the Top 100 wines of the world, twenty plus of the best Sommeliers in the United States (and Canada, too), Huey Lewis & The News and Times Square? Sounds like a complex wine tasting note, I know. All the more reason that we are talking about the 36th Annual Wine Spectator New York Wine Experience! This three-day celebration of great wine happens every year towards the end of October at the Marriott Marquis right in the heart of Times Square in New York City. The weekend comprises of educational programs for both the novice and the expert, along with aficionados that fall somewhere in between with their wine knowledge and expertise. This is an incredible opportunity to attend sit-down seminars and taste the world’s best wines guided by the estates’ owners and winemakers on Friday and Saturday during the day, along with attending two nights of Critics’ Choice Grand Tastings with more than...Read More >

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