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Smooth Sailing RUMS

Salt air breezes, toes in the sand and sunshine on your face are all synonymous with island living on Nantucket.  No other spirit can make a cocktail that emulates life on an island quite like rum does. Rum, made from sugarcane or a molasses product, is the host ingredient to many of the classic tiki-bar cocktails. Think of a thirst quenching Lime Daiquiri, a fresh from your garden Mint Mojito, and a Nantucket Island favorite, Dark and Stormy.  Advanced Sommelier Jenny Benzie of Épernay Wine & Spirits gives us a brief history and tasty tour of rums you should be sipping with easy cocktail recipes for your next island themed gathering. Many of the rum brands we are familiar with today hail from the Caribbean and date back to centuries ago, where an abundance of sugar cane in the 17th century helped to make this spirit an international success. Sailing vessels carried exotic trade from the colonies and introduced Caribbean...Read More >

Crazy for Craft Canned Beer

Life is full of choices these days, including the selection of exciting, tasty canned beers currently available on the market. With the rise of numerous micro-brews across the United States in every region, along with consumers demand to make these new beverage offerings fun, whimsical and more accessible, it is easier than ever to find your own hoppy happiness in a vast variety of styles and sizes in a beach friendly version. What this means for you is that your beach cooler won’t be as heavy as it once was filled with glass bottles, your beer will chill much faster coming from a can and several of these beer offerings are now available in a more convenient 4-pack (versus a serious commitment of six) when trying out something new for your liking. Not sure where to get started on this new beer adventure? Here is a quick list of small-town brew heros worthy of your attention. WORMTOWN ‘BE HOPPY’ This...Read More >

Beer Me Up, Benzie!

CAPTAIN KIRK’S BEER BLOG, STARDATE 201605.26 This weekend, we choose to celebrate the culture and community of craft brewers in America. Many of these organizations began as home brewers who were looking to make something a little better or different than what was being offered from the mass production breweries. Hobbyists turned business owners, craft brewers can now be found in all pockets of the United States. Here’s a cross-country examination of a few of our American favorites: Peak Organic Brewing Company: Fresh Cut 6 pack, 12 oz. bottles Brewed in Portland, ME, Peak is a craft brewing company dedicated to making delicious beer using local, artisan and organic ingredients. Fresh Cut is a dry-hopped pilsner. Dry hopping is a way to increase hoppy aromas by adding the hops after fermentation. Chinook, Citra and Centennial hops, typically used to craft an American Style IPA, provide aromas of citrus, grass and spice. Though the front palate is loud with IPA qualities, the finish...Read More >

Say Cheese at Épernay!

Cheese, Glorious, Cheese! We are proud and excited to be carrying Wasik’s Cheese at the wine shop this year. The Wasik family truly believes that gathering around a table and sharing good food and wine with friends and family is one of the greatest gifts in life. Using the multiple generations of experience to cultivate relationships and friendships in the speciality food industry, they are able to supply us with nothing but the best cheese the world has to offer. Wasik’s is one of the oldest full-service cheese counters in the country and have set the standard for serving the highest caliber of cheese in the industry. Located in Wellesley, MA, The Cheese Shop (known to the locals as Wasik’s) is an old-time family business that has been specialist in ripening, selecting, and serving quality cheeses since 1964.   Missouri Truckle Made from cow’s milk Aged clothbound English Farmhouse style cheddar Truckle refers to a barrel of cheese being round like a wheel...Read More >

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