Issue 338 | November 2017

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Club•WS | REDS

November wine club is ready for pickup from Thursday, November 2

Want into the club? Stop by! Revolving membership, so you can join any time.

Join the club - only 3 months at a time

what: 4 wines each month - Starting this month we're going back to all reds.

how long: 3 month commitment

you pay: $149.97 ($49.99 per month)

you get: 4 bottles, detailed notes, and first dibs on many new wines arriving at the shop.

DID YOU KNOW? That a Club•WS gift card can be activated at any time?

About us:

"When you walk into wine-sense, you quickly discover that it's not your typical wine shop. And it doesn't want to be. For over ten years, Samanta Ettore, a native of Tuscany, and her staff have worked to give their customers a "sense" of how each bottle on the shelves can complement their lives. Through years of delivering wine education and traveling to vineyards around the world, the wine-sense team ensures that all customers - whether wine aficionados or people new to wine - leave with the right bottle. With additional culinary backgrounds, Samanta and her team can also ensure that your food and wine pairings are perfect for any occasion.

When visiting winemakers come to wine-sense and at times end up leaving with bottles, you know it's a special shop. Winemakers understand what it takes to bottle a dream and know that their wine will only speak the truth about their efforts, their grapes, their land, and their history. wine-sense brings that to you. It's not just about the wine; it's about the sense of the wine.

wine-sense is an award-winning wine purveyor with a continually changing inventory that embraces seasonality, small production and new discoveries in the world of wine. This makes every visit to wine-sense a special occasion. If you want a bottle of wine, any shop will do. If you want the sense of wine, then wine-sense is your place."

Upcoming Tasting Events

Thursday, November 2

Club•WS | Reds - This month we've selected a much broader array of tones and styles, keeping in mind all the cooking and entertaining ahead of you. November is where the food-feasts begin and gatherings happen, so sharing your club wines (as crazy as that might sound!) will give you a whole new topic of conversation to share with your guests. For this month's Club•WS Tasting, Bethann is joining us from 6 to 8, sampling the November selection. Remember, no club membership is required to attend the tasting.

Thursday, November 9

A Visit from an Italian Winemaker - I'm happy to announce that after not having his delicious wines in the MA market for a few years, Christoph Künzli has finally returned. Visiting us from Boca in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, Christoph is the producer and owner of Le Piane and will be joining us at the tasting table from 6 to 8.

Thursday, November 16

Thanksgiving Pairing Tasting - Stacey from Matchvino is joining us to help find the right wine, at the right price, that will please everyone at the Thanksgiving table. Stop by 6 to 8.

Thursday, November 23

Happy Thanksgiving - We'll be closed for the day, enjoying every moment with family. The wine-sense team hopes you do too!

Friday, November 24

Not Your Typical Black Friday - If you share my sentiments about heading to the mall on the day after Thanksgiving, and instead you'd prefer to hang at the shop with me shopping and sipping...then you're in! It's our own version of "Black Friday" but with wine! We'll taste olive oils, chocolates, tea, and of course wines. Stop by 5 to 8.

Thursday, November 30

Czech Wines - Yes, you read it right. We're featuring wines from the Czech Republic with special guest Cheryl Ullman. Stop by 6 to 8.

Book your Holiday Shopping

At this time of year, many of you look for my assistance to put together your holiday lineup or pick out gifts. The holiday season can get hectic and overwhelming, so to provide you with exceptional service, I have extended my hours to fit yours. Please feel free contact me to set aside time with you. Just call 978.749.9464 or send me an e-mail.

Ron's Wine Articles

Ron Homan has been our in-house wine educator for 8 years. His dedication and wealth of wine knowledge have captivated us all via his classes here at wine-sense. Now, I welcome you to enjoy even more of his infinite wine knowledge through his carefully-written wine articles: Vintage Wine Academy.

Take a Moment

Our team is taking a moment to raise a glass in memory of Patty Green, who sadly passed away suddenly at the weekend. We're sending thoughts and condolences to owner and winemaker Jim Anderson. Our hearts go out to Jim and the PG team.

Read more about her production: Patricia Green Cellars

A presto,
Samanta Ettore

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