Issue 329 | January 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

January wine club is ready for pickup this Thursday, January 5. 6 to 8

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, January 5

Club•WS | Wintery Reds - Join us at the tasting table we'll be featuring our January club selection. No club membership is required to attend the tasting, so join us from 6 to 8.

Thursday, January 12

Dreaming of a White Winter - Maybe if we start drinking more white wine, it will SNOW already. Here at wine-sense we love whites even in the winter so we're exited to show you the new selections that are arriving. Join us from 6 to 8.

Thursday, January 19

Winter Gourmet - You know who you are, you love to talk about food and wine. Winter is the time for hearty soups, complex ragús, and beef stews. Join us as we taste new pairing suggestions and brainstorm your next big meal. From 6 to 8.

Monday, January 23

Wine and Health - Ron Homan from Vintage Wine Academy will be teaching. In addition to your new year's resolution we can't think of a better thing to do!

Throughout history, wine has been praised for its health benefits. Major wine publications proclaim "the healing power of wine." But can it really cure what ails you? What are the benefits of moderate drinking? Among the items to be discussed will be wine and allergies, including sulfites; wine and cardiovascular health, dementia, cancer, the aging process, and even tooth decay. We will also look at how wine throughout history has been used as therapy. Attendees will enjoy wines made from grape varieties suspected for their health giving properties during the presentation. Attendees must be 21 or older.
Instructors: Samanta Ettore and Ron Homan

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Cost: $40


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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

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