Issue 313 | September 3, 2015

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.

About us:

As we enter our 10th year in business, we would like to say thank you!

"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-wining 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."

Club•WS | reds

August wine club is ready for pickup

Some details:

Join the club - only 3 months at a time

what: 4 bottles of reds each month

how long: 3 month commitment

you pay: $149.97 ($49.98 per month)

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

Revolving membership, so you can join any time!

Photo by: Sarah Jordan Photography

Recycle Your WS Bags

Enter the raffle to win a wine-sense gift certificate. How? Return five of our wine-sense brown bags or refill your wine-sense tote. Stop by and we'll fill you in on the rest.

Check your e-mail, you might have already won!

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 3

Labor Day Six-Pack Tasting - Preparing for the long weekend? We are too! If you enjoyed our July 4th Four-Pack, you'll love the Labor Day Six-Pack we've put together. See for yourself, stop by and taste. 6 to 8.

Thursday, September 10

Club•WS | red - Tasting this month's Club wine, stop by and see what the hype is all about. 6 to 8. Read more about Club•WS below.

Tuesday, September 15

Cheese Night at wine-sense - The Whole Foods Andover specialty team has come up with another mouth-watering lineup for us to pair with wine, this time featuring "Grass-Fed" cheeses. Starting at 6:30.

Thursday, September 17

Transforming Summer into Autumn - Welcome Andrew at the tasting table as he introduces us to Roero, Piedmont Italy. 6 to 8.

9th Annual Grand Tasting and Celebration

Saturday, September 26

Continuous tastings from 4 to 8

Always the high point of the year, so don't miss it! We'll be introducing our new Fall lineup and celebrating our 9th birthday in style. Alongside great wine productions we'll also be enjoying tasty bites from our neighbors Whole Foods and Fixx Chocolates.

No Need to RSVP and no cost, just be ready to tune-up your taste buds!

Thank you for making us once again your #1 choice

We are humbled and honored to be the recipient of the 2015 Editors' Choice BONS Award from Northshore Magazine

"Tucked back from Route 28 in Andover, wine-sense owner Samanta Ettore is knowledgeable, approachable, and welcoming. More like visiting an old friend than a shop, Ettore is passionate about her business and offers excellent suggestions on her selection of boutique vintages from around the world. With a range of price points, there is a bottle for every budget. Although the shop is small, the selections are superb. She also hosts wine tasting that are informative and fun."


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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 2012, 2014 | Boston Magazine Best of Boston, Best Wine Shop North 2013