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Craft Beer | Nantucket, MA

Craft Beer Craze

by Advanced Sommelier Jenny Benzie Now is a great time to be an adventurous beer drinker in the United States. While Americans are drinking less beer than even a few years ago, we are drinking better products that quench our thirst in more ways than one. A craft (or micro) …

Local Libations Made Easy | Nantucket, MA

Local Libations

by Advanced Sommelier Jenny Benzie Summertime is the perfect season to benefit from the bounty of the earth the far away isle of Nantucket has to offer. We have access to fresh eggs, succulent strawberries, delicious sweet corn, and all the heirloom tomatoes you can eat, along with a plethora …

Garter snake | Nantucket, MA

Nothing to Fear

by Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Even though they were first seen in the fossil record around the time of the dinosaurs, snakes are actually the most modern of reptiles. As a group, snakes have been misrepresented and feared throughout …

Rosé wine | Nantucket, MA

Toast to Film Fest

by Advanced Sommelier Jenny Benzie Festivals are aplenty in the summertime of Nantucket. Almost every weekend you can find the island full of luminaries and experts of a certain craft, along with budding enthusiasts who wish to meet and greet the people who have somehow influenced their lives. The Nantucket …

Beach Books and Beverage

by Advanced Sommelier Jenny Benzie June is the start of the season on our fare isle. Recent college grads and international students drive their bikes recklessly, trying to find their way as they arrive to this foreign destination for their new-found summer jobs. Bright red parking tickets begin popping up …

Cigars | Nantucket, MA

Cigars and Celebrations

by Advanced Sommelier Jenny Benzie Summer on Nantucket is filled with momentous occasions. Your best friend from summer camp is getting hitched at First Congregational Church and you’re in charge of getting cigars for all the groomsmen. You and your wife are receiving congratulations on your new bundle of joy …

Holiday Gift Giving | Nantucket, MA

Gifting Grower Champagnes

~ by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier + Certified Wine Educator, Proprietress of Épernay Wine & Spirits ~ The holiday season is here (hooray!), and that means a plethora of social gatherings and gift giving. The challenge of this time of year is how to make holiday parties a little more …

Scallop Shell Wreath | Nantucket, MA

Scallop Shell Craft Ideas

~by Cara Godlesky~ Even before you set up your Christmas tree or decorate your home for the holidays, getting the family together to make decorations can be fun for all ages. Family scallop season started October 1 with the commercial season ramping up from November 1. Whether you harvest and …