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Celebrate Epernay’s Top Eight of 2018

Want to know who was the local Nantucket celebrity author that hosted a book signing during our annual Nantucket Wine Fest tastings? Are you interested in finding out the initiative Épernay Wine & Spirits took this year in order to give back to the Nantucket community? Did you miss the opportunity to meet + greet with the newest family member to join Team Épernay, and what was their claim to fame this summer? Another fantastic year (our 6th to be exact!) is in the books and we have tons to celebrate from this past season.  Advanced Sommelier Jenny Benzie gives us a year in review, featuring Épernay’s Top Eight of 2018! And as always, THANK YOUfor continuing to support your neighborhood bottle shop.  For this and your friendship, we are forever grateful. 🙂 WELCOME COOPER! Our wash ashore pup, Cooper, came to us via the Sunshine State of Florida.  He was born on October 22ndand made his way home to...Read More >

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 >

Sipping & Sailing

BASICS OF THE DRINK: SIP + SAIL TERMS TO LIVE BY While there is a comprehensive (and somewhat exhausting) list of technical tasting terms that can be used to describe wines, this can be overwhelming to a beginner who just wants to enjoy the social aspects of sipping wine and rubbing elbows on the mega yacht down on the waterfront If you are just learning how to properly taste wine and describe what you are tasting with others, this quick reference guide of beginner wine terms will provide a helpful overview of words that make it simple to be on the same language (even if you have had a few sips already). In honor of the Nantucket sailing season beginning this last weekend for Memorial Day, we thought it be fun to compare some basic sailing terms with your wine drinking vocabulary. To start, think of your palate (as in your appreciation for taste and flavor) as a sailing vessel...Read More >

How BEST to Wine FEST: Épernay’s 8!

With so many activities to choose from this Nantucket Wine Fest weekend, here are a few highlights (and helpful hints) to ensure you make the most of it. SIP, SAVOR, & SOCIALIZE Want to mix it up and mingle with new people this Wine Fest weekend?  Instead of being stuck in the same seat all night for a wine dinner, this is your opportunity on Friday night to roam freely as you take advantage of the opportunity to meet not just one, but three, of the top Winemakers from the Frederick Wildman & Sons European Portfolio.  Start your evening by sipping on Pol Roger in the Champagne Lounge, then anything can happen! Tickets and more information about this fab Wine + Food extravaganza can be found here. IN STORE POURS Don’t waste precious time fighting the crowds to do a marathon tasting. Sprint on over to Épernay Wine & Spirits for our complimentary in-store wine tasting events throughout the weekend....Read More >

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