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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 >

2017 Holiday “Cheers” Gift Guide

‘Tis the Season for Gift Giving. We are making a list (and checking it twice) with some of our favorite gift ideas for the 2017 Holidays! We have something for everyone from Grandpa to Aunt Susie, your Holiday Party Hostess to your Boss. These gift packages have been curated by our Advanced Sommelier Jenny Benzie and represent some of the very best Épernay Wine & Spirits has to offer! Save time and money by purchasing these special gift packages available for a limited time! CALL NOW TO ORDER 508.228.2755 OR EMAIL: INFO@EPERNAYWINES.COM WHEN TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE Can’t decide which bottle of Syltbar sparkling wine you like best? Now you don’t have to separate the ultimate sparking wine couple with this dynamic duo offering! These low calorie, low sugar, healthy lifestyle premium sparkling wines from Italy are the perfect pair: one bottle each of 49 calorie Syltbar Brut Prosecco (MR.) + 63 calorie Syltbar Brut Rosé Spumante (MRS.). BONUS:...Read More >

Welcome Aboard: Nautical Cocktails for Any Port

WELCOME ABOARD: NAUTICAL COCKTAILS FOR ANY PORT Nautically themed drinks in the Miami Vice era included brightly colored liqueurs in order to set the mood of being on a boat in trendy South Florida. Blue Curaçao resembled the vibrant blue color of the water. Brightly colored green Crème de Menthe was reminiscent for the color of the green markers on your port (left) side of the boat while leaving the channel to venture on your voyage. Crème de Almond represented the other side of the spectrum as the fiery red as in ‘red, right, return’ that tells you to leave the red markers to your right (starboard) when returning from sea. Luckily these days, and especially on the summer waters of Nantucket, these bold colors are more often seen in some variation on gentlemen sporting their classic Nantucket Reds or ladies adorned in their latest, most colorful Lilly Pulitzer outfit. As host of these fashionably clad party goers for sunset...Read More >

Rum Revival: Beyond the Dark ‘N Stormy

Rum has warm weather written all over. Sunshine, beaches, boats. A nice rum drink can easily transport your mind and spirit, if not your body physically, to such the place you would like to be if you aren’t there already. The history of rum and rum running makes this spirit all the more enticing, alluring and seductive. Not to mention that the right bottle of rum can also be a welcome addition to any beverage cart to make it look not just good, but sexy, sophisticated and sweet. Here is a quick rum run-down of not only good-looking bottles that would be aesthetically pleasing on any home bar and excellent quality rum for mixing, sipping or gift-gifting this summer season.  EL DORADO DEMERARA 3 YEAR WHITE RUM The word Demerara is well known in the rum connoisseurs world, but what exactly does this mean? Demerara is a county in Guyana with a rich history of rum production. While Guyana is...Read More >

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