Issue 326 | October 2016

wine••sense is devoted to bringing you a selection of wines from around the world that will intrigue and entertain your palate. Thank you for trusting.

Club•WS | reds

October wine club is ready for pickup.

We're going back to all reds!

Join the club - only 3 months at a time

what: 4 wines each month - 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.

Revolving membership, so you can join 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 nine 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, Sam 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, October 6

Club•WS | Going Back to All Reds - At the tasting table Casey will be featuring our October selection. No club membership is required to attend the tasting, so join us from 6 to 8.

Thursday, October 13

Every Day Price - Fall Selection Part II - At our grand tasting we introduced many new wines to the shelves, but more new wines are arriving every week and you know how we like to share! 6 to 8.

Wednesday, October 19

Burgundy Class| Price: $65 | Time: 6 to 8
Burgundy wines are often described as magical, sensual, seductive, and definitely unforgettable. Even though the most expensive wines in the world can be found here, it's also home to many high-quality wines that are surprisingly affordable. Please join us as we explore Burgundy's fascinating history, the grape varieties, the wines, and decode the labels. We'll also look at the difference between wines meant for aging and wines meant for immediate consumption. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. Instructors: Samanta Ettore, owner of wine-sense, and Ron Homan, Certified Wine Educator.

Thursday, October 20

Soup Season is Here - Who doesn't like soups and recipes and wines to go with them? Bring your favorite soup recipes and pictures if you have any. You can also send them to me ahead of time and I will do my best to pair them. Send me your soup recipes 6 to 8.

Thursday, October 27

Channing Daughters, Long Island NY - Very proud to share an impressive production from Bridgehampton, NY. With Casey back at the tasting table. 6 to 8.

Saturday, October 29

Winemaker's Visit - Mauro Altini is visiting us from his vineyard "La Sabbiona" in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. With James Mucci from 3 to 5.

Best Wine Shop - 2016!

We are very happy to share some great news:

wine-sense has been named Best Wine Shop in the Northshore Magazine BONS 2016!

We are honored and proud to be in the company of such dedicated and passionate businesses on the north shore. Thanks so much to YOU our customers, the wine-sense team, and Northshore Magazine for making this possible.


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A presto,
Samanta Ettore

Store Hours: Mon-Wed 11 to 7, Thu-Fri 11 to 8, Sat 10 to 7, Sun 12 to 6

Northshore Magazine Readers' Choice Best Wine Store 2007, 2008, 2012 | Wicked Local Readers' Choice, Best Andover Wine Store 2008 | Northshore Magazine Editors' Choice Best Wine Store 2014, 2015, 2016 | Boston Magazine Best of Boston, Best Wine Shop North 2013