Located on the island of Nantucket, this boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 21 years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country.  


Champagne Wishes, Caviar Dreams

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Caviar and Champagne have long been considered a perfect gourmet match. Taste and learn about two of the world’s most extravagant indulgences. Discover how the flavor profile of the caviar is beautifully enhanced by the champagne’s bubbles and dryness. Learn from Calvisius Caviar experts, one of the finest caviar producers in Italy, as they pair up with Champagne Taittinger to present the world’s most extravagant indulgences…Caviar and Champagne. Join John Knierim, Vice President of Calvisius Caviar and Christian Dalbavie, CSW - French Portfolio Manager of Kobrand as they educate and delight your palate with the mystery behind this perfect pairing.

Featured Wines:

  • NV Champagne Taittinger, Brut La Française
  • NV Champagne Taittinger, Prelude Grands Crus
  • NV Champagne Taittinger, Prestige Rosé
  • 2006 Champagne Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs


Christian Dalbavie, French Portfolio Specialist Northeast for Kobrand Corporation, Kobrand Corporation

Christian Dalbavie is French Portfolio Specialist Northeast for Kobrand Corporation, an established importer founded in 1944 and leading US fine wine importer. Christian started with Kobrand after several years as US brand ambassador for highly respected French producers, including Jean-Luc Thunevin owner of Chateau Valandraud in St. Emilion and Yves Cuilleron, François Villard & Pierre Gaillard’s Vins de Vienne in the Rhône, Hervé Bizeul’s Clos des Fees, Chateau Rollan de By in Médoc and Toques & Clochers, Limoux. Kobrand is the exclusive agent for an outstanding selection of fine wines.

John Knierim, Vice President, Calvisius Caviar USA

John’s career boasts over 40 years in the food industry; his expertise was built through a series of roles in many food departments: from bakeries, cheese shops, coffee importers, butchers, to fish mongers, all providing him with an extensive and well-rounded knowledge that makes him a go-to person in the high-end retail world. John has covered management roles for over 25 years in the supermarket trade, working at nationwide chains such as Food Emporium, Kings, and Whole Foods. He then spent 8 years with D’Artagnan creating a sales network and nationwide distribution for high end gourmet meats, game meats, exotic eggs, truffles and mushrooms. Since 2013 he has been Vice President of Calvisius Caviar USA, bringing his expertise and knowledge to the Italian company, the largest producer in the world of top grade caviars.