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Beyond the Dark’n Stormy

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier + Certified Wine Educator, Proprietress of Épernay Wine & Spirits Rum has warm weather written all over. Sunshine, beaches, boats. Even when you are just dreaming of being here, a nice rum drink can easily transport your mind and spirit. The history of rum and …

Cisco Brewery | Nantucket, MA

Hoppy Happiness – Canned Beers

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier + Certified Wine Educator, Proprietress of Épernay Wine & Spirits 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 …

The Reel World, Acting as a Sommelier

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier + Certified Wine Educator, Proprietress of Épernay Wine & Spirits Becoming an Advanced Sommelier requires a tremendous amount of time, effort and diligent study in order to learn about different grape varietals from around the globe, keep up-to-date with ever-changing wine regions and perfect the …

Nantucket Daffodil Festival Picnic Wines

Daffy Essentials for a Perfect Party

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier + Certified Wine Educator, Proprietress of Épernay Wine & Spirits Whether you are trekking to ‘Sconset for the Ultimate Daffy Lounge or heading for some family entertainment in the Brant Point neighborhood, the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce’s annual Daffodil Festival Weekend is host to …

Whiskey Business

~ by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier + Certified Wine Educator, Proprietress of Épernay Wine & Spirits ~ You remember your father having a blended Scotch Whiskey (or Whisky: countries with an “e” in their names tend to spell it with an “e”; countries without leave it out) on the rocks as …

Rosé Wine | Nantucket, MA

Drinking Pink – Rosé

~ by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier + Certified Wine Educator, Proprietress of Épernay Wine & Spirits ~ Summer on Nantucket has become synonymous with drinking rosé wine. On the boat, at the beach, sipping it waterfront with breakfast, lunch or dinner are just a few occasions where one can be …