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Rosé Wine | Nantucket, MA

Sippers for the End of Summer

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier + Certified Wine Educator, Proprietress of Épernay Wine & Spirits Rosé isn’t just about warm and sultry summer days on sunny beaches anymore. Also sometimes referred to as “Nantucket Water,” this refreshing category of wine, as an alternative to red or white, has become part …

New Year's Resolution - drink more wine!

American Wines

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier + Certified Wine Educator, Proprietress of Épernay Wine & Spirits Not only does Labor Day mark the unofficial closing of the summer season, more importantly it is a celebration to honor the working people and the contributions that they have made to our country over …

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Knowing Your Pinot

• by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier & Proprietress of Épernay Wine & Spirits • Hot temperatures are fading as the end of summer approaches on the heels of Labor Day, but our taste buds are alive and ready for the Indian Summer bounty that awaits us here on Nantucket. The …

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A Labor of Love

• by Carri L. Wroblewski, BRIX Wine Shop • The first time I sat at the foot of the steep, terraced slopes of Alto Adige in northern Italy was the first time I truly understood the magnitude of how difficult it must be to harvest those vineyards. The four us, …

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The Cocktail Hour—Is Now

• by Carri L. Wroblewski, BRIX Wine Shop • Last fall when the season slowed, a couple that frequented the wine shop all summer invited me to their house for dinner. I knew they entertained a lot. Always armed with a detailed menu and a list filled with colorful sticky …

Through Rosé Colored Glasses

by Jenny Benzie – Advanced Sommelier + Certified Wine Educator, – Proprietress of Épernay Wine & Spirits Forget about St. Tropez and St. Barts. We have it all here on Nantucket right now, including the same dry rosés you were sipping on in those other locales. Rosé wines come in …

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Bottles for Your Barbecue

• by Carri Wroblewski | BRIX Wine Shop • I’ll admit it. I have a slight obsession with grills. I own four…because you never know which one you might need. The big wood burning grill for Sunday afternoons when your party of two turns into a party of ten. The …