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A Grand Toast: The Nantucket Wine Festival

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If there were ever a good excuse to eat and drink your way through the entirety of five days, the Nantucket Wine Festival (May 14–18) is it. Celebrating its 18th edition this year, the gathering will attract leading chefs, winemakers, industry experts and connoisseurs to the small New England island to experience more than 50 prestigious, palate-pleasing events.

“We wanted to show the world the density, quality and diversity of Nantucket’s restaurant scene,” explains festival founder Denis Toner. “Historically, Nantucket has always had the wherewithal to have fine restaurants, which in turn bring in great wine.”

Opportunities to indulge include the signature Harbor Gala and Grand Tastings, both hosted at the White Elephant hotel (50 Easton St.; 508-228-2500; whiteelephanthotel.com); a variety of food-and-wine seminars on subjects like oysters, cheese, rosé and charcuterie; and a day of cooking demonstrations by top chefs, including Gabe Thompson, of L’Artusi in New York; Michelle Bernstein, of Michy’s in Miami; and Kevin Williamson, of Ranch 616 in Austin. And with nearly 25 of the East Coast’s best sommeliers on hand, consider the festival as much an education as it is a treat. May 14–18; 617-527-9473; nantucketwinefestival.com.

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