Sip Your Way Through Nantucket Wine & Food Festival

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New England’s iconic island fete — the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival — is fast approaching, bringing together the world’s most talented chefs and vintners for a five-day celebration of all things food and drink that starts on Wednesday, May 15th. The schedule of events is packed with seminars, special pop-ups and signature events and for those focused on sipping strategically (and making sure you get the best beverage experience you can), here’s a guide to the sessions centered around vino.

The Harbor Gala is a staple of the twenty-year-old gastronomic extravaganza, and you’ll find wines from distinguished makers paired with creations from accomplished chefs at this prestigious opening tasting event. Imbibing is learning at the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival, so drink up all the knowledge you can through educational wine seminars hosted by esteemed luminaries and explore trends in the world of wine. This year’s topics include: Knights of the Wine Table, Bordeaux’s Magical Médoc, Discover Rioja!, Passport to Napa, Rustic Elegance: Oregon Wine and more. Finally, if you lean more toward the intimate and exclusive tasting experience, book a spot at one of the Great Wines in Grand Houses series (which sounds just as cool as it is) to be wined and dined by winemakers and award-winning chefs in private Nantucket homes.

Tickets for this magical island tradition are going quickly, so snag your spot soon before it’s too late.

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