Issue 324 | August 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 | Summer details

August wine club is ready for pickup.

Join the club - only 3 months at a time

what: 4 wines each month - two reds and two whites/rosés

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, August 4

Club•WS | Summer Tasting - At the tasting table we'll be featuring our August club selection. No club membership is required to attend the tasting, so join us from 6 to 8.

Thursday, August 11

Live From Sicily - Ron and I are planning to do a tasting together while I am in Sicily and Ron is at the shop. 6 to 8. More details coming soon.

Thursday, August 18

A Riesling Party - Riesling is considered by many to be the greatest white wine grape in the world. They age well and the high quality has been consistent with every German vintage for the last ten years. Join us: Casey at the tasting table with Hofgut Falkenstein and wine educator Ron Homan. 6 to 8.

Thursday, August 25

BBQ Wine - Grilling season is still going strong, and we've selected a mouth-watering lineup to share with you. 6 to 8.

Happy Birthday To Us!

This month is our official 10th birthday and we have something very special in mind.

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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Phone: 978.749.9464


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