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Gift Giving “Outside The Bottle”

You’ve heard the phrase before, “Go Big or Go Home!” Yes, the person who walks into the party with a large size format of wine definitely gets the host’s attention, along with all the other guests, and for the right reasons. But what if you want to drink that bottle of wine you brought as well? When bringing wine as a hostess gift, you can never be sure if your ‘gift’ will be consumed that night or just tucked away into the wine cabinet with all the other bottles that have been brought for such occasions. Often times, your host will already have a theme in mind for the event and their beverage selections procured ahead of time in order to fall into suit. With all this in mind, you may decide to save that bottle of wine you want to sample for an evening when you are guaranteed to get a taste. But what can you bring as a...Read More >

Rosés for my Beaches

There is no doubt that Nantucket has some of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches in the world. For those of you who come to visit the Grey Lady and others who live here year-round, there is a comfort knowing that you are surrounded entirely by a sandy coastline that evokes a sense of calmness and serenity not found in other locales. Your favorite spots on the sand deserve a bottle of rosé wine in hand, resulting in the perfect summertime blend. This pairing of these two equally important parts of the equation will create an elevated, memorable experience of your time here on the island. Remember to bring your Govino wine glasses (reusable, recyclable and shatterproof drink ware) and a wine opener with you as you embark on this Nantucket Rosé Roadshow.   The Cheap + Cheerful Route If you happen to arrive on Nantucket via ferry, you have most likely seen the Brant Point Lighthouse that is the...Read More >

50 Shades of Rosé Recap

50 SHADES OF ROSÉ – NANTUCKET CULINARY CENTER – JUNE 20TH We kicked off the 1st Day of Summer 2016 with our “50 Shades of Rosé” Wine Tasting Event at Nantucket Culinary Center. We take pride in our Rosé selection at Épernay Wine & Spirits. We have the largest selection on island of that favorite PINK sip of summer! The event took us around the world as we explored almost 50 rosés from across the globe. The event was in partnership with Nantucket Culinary Center and Bespoke Events & Party Provisioning. The beautiful blooms were designed by Soiree Floral and Chef Greg Margolis created a delicious spread of passed appetizers and cheese plates to compliment the Rosés. As part of the event, guests were given pink tickets in order to vote for their favorites and the results are in! Tied for #1 are Domaines Ott* “Château Romassan” Bandol 2015 and Château Saint Marguerite “Symphony” Côtes de Provence 2015 Domaines Ott* “Château Romassan” Bandol 2015 – The...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 >

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