Issue 332 | April 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.

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Club•WS | reds

April wine club is ready for pickup from Thursday, March 6.

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 ten 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, Samanta 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."


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Phone: 978.749.9464

Upcoming Tasting Events

Thursday, April 6

Club•WS - Join Maria Stevens and me at the tasting table and sample the April club selection. No club membership is required to attend the tasting. In this month's selection you'll find: Blends of Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Monastrell, Syrah. Join us from 6 to 8.

Thursday, April 13

Favarger Chocolates 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

We'll also be opening some newly-arrived wines that will charm your palate.

Wednesday, April 26

Immerse•WS - Studying Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. 6:45 to 7:45.

Thursday, April 27

Rosé Party: Our much-anticipated spring rosé tasting is from 5 to 8 on Thursday, April 27. With discounts from 15% to 20% that will let you stock up for at least the first half of the warm season... maybe!


Immerse•WS A one-hour micro-class featuring one premier wine at a time. The cost is $15 per class, no registration or reservation needed. We'll be holding Immerse•WS on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:45 to 7:45.

APRIL: 4/26 - Napa Cab. 
MAY: 5/31 - White Burgundy
JUNE: 6/28 - White Sancerre 

Private Immerse•WS: You and 11 of your friends can book your own micro-class. Call us or stop by and we'll talk.


Here's a hidden gem in town that not many people know about. One of my dearest customers has shared this with me and I am fascinated to hear about its presence here in Andover. "New England Gallery has been buying and selling fine art and antiques in Andover since 1969. Our extensive collection ranges from the 18th-20th century fine art, furniture and decorative arts. We pride ourselves on selecting unique, fresh-to-the-market pieces that will enhance your life and home. We are open to the public and trade. Appraisals services are also available." - N.E.G.

Still Life with Dogwoods. (photo by: NEG right)
Still Life with Fruit. (photo by: NEG left)


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