Celebrate Spring at the Nantucket Wine Festival May 13-17

Head for Nantucket, the island cited by National Geographic as the “Number One” island in the world in 2012, for the Nantucket Wine Festival with five days of non-stop food and wine events.
Visit www.nantucketwinefestival.com to buy tickets and choose from such new events this year as an 1945 Historic 70 Year Anniversary Wine Dinner, a Grand Cru Burgundy Seminar and a 1982 Horizontal tasting of Bordeaux both hosted by John Kapon of Acker Merrall, a stellar Aged California Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting, and a Pinot Seminar featuring Oregon and Burgundy wines and winemakers hosted by New York Times Chief Wine Critic, Eric Asimov. More casual Friday and Saturday are the Culinary Tent events and Sunday’s “Get Your Grill On” featuring chefs in a walk around tasting in the new Harbor Tent.

Returning is the Great Chefs in Grand Houses series which this year, include:

• Opus One featuring Chef Robert Sisca, Bistro du Midi
• Peter Michael Winery featuring Chef Tony Maws, Craigie on Main
• Maison Alex Gambal featuring Chef Chris Coombs, Deuxave
• Château Cos d’Estournel featuring Chef Daniel Bruce, Meritage at the Boston Harbor Hotel
• Luce della vite featuring Chef Will Gilson, Puritan & Company
• Lokoya featuring Chef Mary Dumont, Harvest
• Penner-Ash Winery featuring Chef Jeremy Sewall, Lineage
• Donelan Family Wines featuring Chef William Kovel, Catalyst

Now in its 19th year, the Festival’s many events benefit island non-profits and community organizations each year. The 2015 NWF will support a variety of island youth programs, including the Nantucket High School Culinary Arts Program.

The Nantucket Wine Festival is supported by Official Host Hotel, the White Elephant; Official Champagne Sponsor, Veuve Clicquot; Private Aviation Sponsor, Wheels Up; Celebrity Cruises; Nestle Waters; The National Pork Board; Media Sponsor, Boston Magazine; Acker Merrall & Condit; Dole & Bailey; Rentals Unlimited; Hingham Savings; Georges Bank Oysters; The New England Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Program; Cape Air; Wine & Spirits Magazine and Local Media partner N Magazine.

The event is managed by Mark Goldweitz, Co-Owner & President; Nancy Bean, Co-Owner & Executive Director; Brahm Callahan, Wine Director; Cliff Roy, Culinary Director; Mary Hallahan, Director of Development; Rebecca Chapa, Beverage Manager, Tracey Devlin, Production Coordinator and Laura Biringer, Production Manager.

For more information about the Nantucket Wine Festival, please contact Nancy Bean at nancy@nwfest.net

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