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Gifts That Keep on Giving

The holiday season is about the joy of giving.  This could mean offering the generosity of your time, providing much-needed funds for your favorite charity, or giving a most-thoughtful gift that has the recipient thinking fondly of you every time they see it.  Your gift list is long and varied, and it never seems that one has enough time to get everything done before the big day – even though we know it is coming the same time every year.  To help ease the pain and frustration of what to get for those on your list who you really want to make in impression, here is a quick list of recommendations for a present that will keep on giving. Owning and using a wine decanter can enhance your life and drinking pleasures like no other beverage accessory on Earth.   Here is just a sample of the numerous opportunities that this one multi-purpose gadget can offer you that will make an...Read More >

Caviar, Cheese + More! Holiday Pre-Order

Attention all of you Grateful People who will be joyfully celebrating the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday on our beautiful island (after the Nantucket Atheneum’s Annual Turkey Plunge, of course).   We all know that there will be plenty of food – and beverage – to be had that weekend. Someone spends all day roasting the turkey, preparing decades old family recipes for nostalgic side dishes, and look out pumpkin pie! Whether you are in charge of bringing delicious, easy snacks for pre-gaming (read: don’t expect any precious room in the oven), the hostess with most-ess who wants to ensure you don’t add anything else to your to do list, or were just raised better than to show up empty handed when invited to someone’s home, then you should keep reading. No one needs the added stress of figuring out what to bring to a party. Who wants to waste their precious time running around the store trying to find the perfect combination...Read More >

Football & Wine Picks

There are those who live and die by the game of football, and then there are those who enjoy everything else about the game.  Creating new traditions and long-lasting memories by tailgating with friends and family, trying out the latest and greatest of lip-smacking snack food recipes, showing your utmost team spirit by donning your colorful game-day uniform, and ultimately spreading good cheer and being a good sports-person no matter what the outcome of the game. All of this hard work, either by the host providing such an experience or attendees cheering on the game, is sure to draw up a thirst that needs to be quenched.  Advanced Sommelier Jenny Benzie offers us a quick list of “First and Ten” wines that will not only be game day crowd-pleasers, but also leave room in your pocket to do it all over again next weekend! THE AWAY TEAM In the division of West Coast wines from the United States, Washington State is...Read More >

Nantucket Bucket List Pairings

The most wonderful time of the year on Nantucket has arrived, and that means there is a lot to accomplish in the next few weeks.  Restaurant week will soon be approaching to leisurely enjoy a repast at your favorite local dining establishment without the crowds.  You look forward to hosting a festive cocktail party to celebrate and spend time with your friends and neighbors that you haven’t really seen much in the past few months.  Before us is an opportunity to enjoy some of the finer things in life that our fair isle has to give in the last few weeks of summer. Advanced Sommelier Jenny Benzie offers a handful of perfect pairings for island indulgence as a reward for making it to other side of summer and into the next season. CHEESY MOMENTS We are always looking for the perfect pairing.  The right shoes with that amazing dress, Mr. or Mrs. Right to spend the rest of your life...Read More >