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Holiday Highlights

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier of Épernay Nantucket is the most magical island for celebrating the holidays in a quintessential New England style. From joyful strolling on the cobblestone streets and festive holiday shopping in warm, welcoming shoppes, to ringing in the New Year with a nautical theme, there are …

End-of-Summer Sips

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier of Épernay While Labor Day weekend may mark the end of summer for some, it is the beginning of a new drinking season for others. Gone are the days of crisp, mineral-driven wines. Lighter style reds take a back seat to ones that have more …

Beach Wine | Nantucket, MA

Summer Sips

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier of Épernay Being on Nantucket during the month of August has its ups and downs. While the water temperature is just right and the days of sunshine outnumber those of any other weather combined, there is a tremendous amount of traffic to navigate on this …

Sustainable Wine Selections

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier of Épernay Nantucket is home to a plethora of beautiful home gardens and bountiful farm fresh harvests, and summertime is when everything is in full bloom. Maintaining these fields of plenty takes time, effort, and patience. Keeping it green on our island is more important …

Endeavor | Nantucket, MA

Blancs and Boats

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier of Épernay Being on the waters of Nantucket can be life changing. The warmth of the sun on your skin, the smell of the ocean in your system, the feel of the salt water pulsing through your veins. The same can be said about an …

Cinema Sips

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier of Épernay Movies can be like fine wine. Depth, character, and an unexpected ending are all qualities that can be found in both of these creative endeavors. What makes each of them unique is the artistic style of the director who has a vision from …

Epernay wines | Nantucket, MA

Toasting What’s Next

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier of Épernay Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes a multitude of rites of passages to celebrate. Whether it’s a surprised engagement at Brant Point Lighthouse or acknowledging the accomplishments of a life-long career, you can be sure to add to the …

Nantucket Pink

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier of Épernay Tired of drinking the same old blush plonk that you don’t even like anyway? Feel lost and overwhelmed in the rosé aisle these days? Not sure how to get the biggest bang for your buck amongst the current sea of pink wine? With …