Issue 330 | February 2017

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

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

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."

We count on your vote

Our attention to service and quality makes us what we are. And every day we take pride on our selection. We love what we do, you love what we do! And so, we hope we've earned your VOTE HERE - Thank you!


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Upcoming Tasting Events

Thursday, February 2

Club•WS | More Winter Reds - Join Casey and me at the tasting table and sample the February club selection. No club membership is required to attend the tasting. In this month's selection, you'll find: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Emilia-Romagna, and Corbieres. Join us from 6 to 8. Hint... Valentine's Gift Idea!

Thursday, February 9

Loire Valley in the Winter - Jackson from Mise is joining us at the tasting table to share everything he learned on his recent trip to the Loire. Join us from 6 to 8.

Saturday, February 11

Tasting with Favarger Chocolates - THE CHOCOLATE MANUFACTURER OF GENEVA. Founded by Jean-Samuel Favarger in 1826, Favarger is the only chocolate maker in Geneva which controls 100% of the manufacturing processes, from the selection of raw materials to the finished product. Favarger roasts 100% of the beans it uses and produces 100% of the chocolate it sells. Favarger retains the history of almost two hundred years of original recipes. From 5 to 7.

• 100% GMO-free

100% cocoa butter

100% of the milk (from grass-fed cows) comes from Switzerland

All aromas are 100% natural

Thursday, February 16

Encore! Winter Whites - Back in January we featured stunning and affordable white wines that shine in this weather. Since then we've had many requests to hold another one. So this time we'll venture into Spain, Argentina, Chile, and the US. Join us from 6 to 8.

Thursday, February 23

Obsessions: Nebbiolo and Sangiovese - A new lineup of these enchanting grape varietals just arrived on the shelves this month and Andrea from Giannoni Selections will be joining us at the tasting table. Join us 6 to 8.

NEW in March


Every Wednesday in March from 6:30 to 7:30

To complement the other Clubs, this March we're setting in motion Immerse•WS - a new format micro-class designed to expand your wine knowledge by focusing on one wine at a time for one hour a week.

Here's how it works. Every Wednesday in March we'll offer a one-hour class featuring one premier wine. The cost is $15 per class, no registration or reservation needed. We'll start with Barbaresco, follow a week later with Châteauneuf-du-Pape, then Napa Cab, then Gigondas, and so on.

NOTE: Our first class on March 1st is free. Let's call it the "test drive."


A presto,
Samanta Ettore

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

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