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Rosé After Labor Day: After Summer Sippers

DRINK PINK FOR THE HOLIDAYS Rosé isn’t just about warm sultry summer days on sunny beaches anymore. Also sometimes referred to as ‘Nantucket Water,’ this refreshing category of wine, as an alternative to red or white, has become part of the glamorous lifestyle associated with life on our magical island. Who says any of this has to end now that we are into fall? Definitely not us on this end! As the sun begins to set a little sooner in the evening and the night air becomes crisp and worthy of your favorite cozy zip sweatshirt, now is the time to start the transition to fall weather drinking rosés that offer a little more substance than your light and easy-drinking summer sipper. Famille Perrin, Ventoux Rosé 2016 The Perrin family has been producing wine in the Southern Rhône Valley for generations. Their winery is located outside the commune of Orange, north of the more well-known city of Avignon in southeastern...Read More >

The Many Savvy Styles of Sauvignon Blanc

Like sand at the beach, it is not all created equal. The color can range from pale cream to golden to caramel when wet, even black sand in a few far out reaches of the earth. The size of the sand varies from soft, finely grained to being course and rough, or perhaps somewhere in between. It is also important to consider the movement of the waves on the beach as in influencer on your beach experience. While it isn’t the sand itself, the soft lapping of the water on the shore or loud crashing of the waves will affect the overall ‘terroir’ aspect of the seaside region. Consider this inequality with Sauvignon Blanc wines that come from different growing climates, varying soil types and diverse production methods. Discover how the flavor profile and styles of this savvy white wine vary based on these influencing factors. A SANCERRE SUBSTITION STAND-OUT  When you think of summer, the seashore and what to...Read More >

The 12 Gifts of Christmas

Christmas comes at the same time every year without fail. Even with this advance warning, however, par for the course for most of us elves is to wait last minute and scurry around to get a token gift for those who truly help make our life easier all year long. While the holiday season is prime time to give back to such superstars in our lives, it is important not to bust your budget by giving too much or feeling obligated to tip unnecessarily. Problem solved with this list of favorite gift worthy bottles for those special people you want to recognize as suggested by the Sommelier Team at Épernay Wine & Spirits. BONUS: Buy one bottle of each of these dozen wines listed below and get an additional +10% case discount! What this means for you -> a bigger bang for your holiday buck (and we promise not to tell anyone if you decide to keep a bottle or...Read More >

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