It’s the 20th anniversary of Nantucket Wine Festival! And with this festive five days on ACK, there is no shortage of things to do, people to see, and vinos to sip! So check out this weeks special HOT LIST where we’ve got your cheat sheet into making the most of your time on the rock!



HOT PARTY: Donelan Tasting + Printed blACKbook Launch!

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We at blACKbook love a good collab! So after Miss blACKbook got to see the vineyard and taste first hand the delicious wine process of DONELAN Family Wines in California…. the family and she decided to should host an event together! Voila, now they have the printed blACKbook launch + Donelan Tasting at Station 21 on Friday from 3pm to 5pm! Here you’ll get your first copy of the printed blACKbook, light bites compliments of Station 21, AND the Donelan family will be there pouring their amazing Syrah, Chardonnay and Rose throughout! Don’t Miss It!


HOT BEAUTY: FOLLAIN reopens!

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The 3 things you need to know about FOLLAIN’s grand reopening this week! 1. They will be doing a hosting a free (donation-based) “detox” yoga class at the store from 9-10AM on Friday where all proceeds go to Sustainable Nantucket! LINK TO SIGN UP …. 2. Their ‘Boston’s Best’ makeup artist, Jeannie, will hold FREE 30-minute makeup appointments at the store on Friday AND Saturday for anyone who wants to get their makeup done before Wine Festival events! LINK TO SIGN UP… and 3. To toast + celebrate their third season, FOLLAIN will be serving up some healthy treats throughout the weekend! Click photo for more event details!


HOT TOAST: cV celerbates 20 years of #NWF2016

 

Our Gal BETH ENGLISH always knows how to celebrate Wine Fest right! And her fabulous boutique currentVintage is brimming with festive tastings and parties so here is what you need to note! On FRIDAY: 1-2:30 Trifecta Wines and Cellars with owners Pablo & Lynanne Nyarady Friday... 2:30-3:30 Veuve Clicquot Champagne tasting with Pierre Casenave... 3:30-4:30 Hirsch Vineyards with Jasmine Hirsch + Flowers Vineyard and Winery with Greg Miller ... 4:30-5:30 Sokol Blosser Winery with Alex Sokol-Blosser! On SATURDAY: 1:00-3:00 "Meet the SOMMS": Wine & Cheese with all star Somms from the Nantucket Wine Festival Guest Sommelier Team! And from 2:00-3:00 Domaine Du Pegau with winemaker Laurence Feraud
Our Gal BETH ENGLISH always knows how to celebrate Wine Fest right! And her fabulous boutique currentVintage is brimming with festive tastings and parties so here is what you need to note! On FRIDAY: 1-2:30 Trifecta Wines and Cellars with owners Pablo & Lynanne Nyarady Friday… 2:30-3:30 Veuve Clicquot Champagne tasting with Pierre Casenave… 3:30-4:30 Hirsch Vineyards with Jasmine Hirsch + Flowers Vineyard and Winery with Greg Miller … 4:30-5:30 Sokol Blosser Winery with Alex Sokol-Blosser! On SATURDAY: 1:00-3:00 “Meet the SOMMS”: Wine & Cheese with all star Somms from the Nantucket Wine Festival Guest Sommelier Team! And from 2:00-3:00 Domaine Du Pegau with winemaker Laurence Feraud! Head on over to 4 Easy Street for some serious #NEF16 fun!


HOT REOPENING: Straight Wharf + Ventuno!

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Let’s Toast! Island establishment Straight Wharf Restaurant is celebrating their 40th year in 2016 and kicked it off Tuesday night with their reopening! While it’s drinks only in the bar (the SWR bar grill will open after Memorial Day) the dining room is serving dinner nightly… so make your reservation today!
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And Straight Wharfs sister restaurant, VENTUNO, opened bACK up for their 6th season on Wednesday night! During wine fest weekend, Ventuno is the ideal spot to sneak in some good bites and good drinks as they have THREE different bar areas to choose from…. upstairs, downstairs and outside!
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And take note of this fresh Meet The Winemaker Event on the bACK patio at Ventuno on Friday from 2:30PM to 4:30PM to sip and savor with Frederico Geretto from the famed Geretto Winery of Piedmont! NOTE: must RSVP so if interested email bonnie.buchanan@winebow.com


HOT NEW STORE: Skinny Dip opens for the season!

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The Skinny Dip: A Summer Collective opens its doors for the first time this Wine Festival on Friday! Be sure to check out this hot new retail collab between three incredible female entrepreneurs as they bring dozens of new + chic brands into their 23 Old South Wharf Store! (Click photo for more details!) BTW… take note of their amazing Serena & Lily chairs and tables outside of the store! We are in love!


HOT BAR: Tree Bar Reopens

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Get ready for some al fresco bar dining at its ACK finest! Nantucket’s TREE BAR (in between Town + Queequegs!) opens for their season on Thursday for their first weekend of 2016! Take note, they also recently got a new chef and the food is OUTSTANDING! (Full blACKbook story to come!)


HOT BAND: Joshua Tree

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OH, you know we love U2! So be sure the legendary CHICKEN BOX is on your weekend radar with beloved U2 Cover Band JOSHUA TREE back on the stage for Friday and Saturday night! Show starts at 10PM and take out advice and get their early… place is going to be pACKed!


HOT Rosé BRUNCH: CRU

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Rosé… All… SUNday. (Especially during next weeks Nantucket Wine Festival!) So when you’re making your weekend plans for the 22nd, make sure put the CRU Rockin’ Rosé Brunch with Chateau D’Esclans Wines in the mix! Savor the full portfolio from Sacha Lichine and taste his new rosé… DJ Ryan Brown spinning all afternoon… this is one fab place to end the wine fest weekend with the view AND the party!


HOT PROPERTY: 48 + 49 Miacomet

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Missed out on the blACKbook open house with 48 + 49 West Miacomet on Wednesday? Don’t you fret! We have the video tour and the must know details on this hot property with Windwalker William Raveis by clicking the photo!


HOT SUNDAY RECAP: Nantucket Hotel with CHAMPY + blACKbook

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Make sure you start off your SUNDAY funday off right with a fab morning brunch recap at Breeze at The Nantucket Hotel! Join Jenny Johnson of CHAMPY as she and Miss blACKbook have a fun session of sipping and schmoozing the weekends events while shopping with the Vipul Arts Jewerly Trunk Show! Event is open… but make sure to get your reservation in! We’ll be toasting with CHAMPY from 10:30AM to 12:30PM!


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