Issue 336 | September 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

September wine club is ready for pickup from Thursday, September 7

Want into the club? Stop by! Revolving membership, so you can join any time.

Join the club - only 3 months at a time

what: 4 wines each month - Starting this month we're going back to 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.

DID YOU KNOW? That a Club•WS gift card can be activated at any time?


Our Immerse classes will resume in September

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.

...but if you simply can't wait!

Private Immerse•WS

You and 10 of your friends can book your own micro-class. Call us or stop by and we'll talk.

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."

Ron's Wine Articles

Ron Homan has been our in-house wine educator for 8 years. His dedication and wealth of wine knowledge have captivated us all via his classes here at wine-sense. Now, I welcome you to enjoy even more of his infinite wine knowledge through his carefully-written wine articles: Vintage Wine Academy.


Upcoming Tasting Events

Thursday, September 7

Club•WS | Reds - We're going back to all reds. Club members and non-club members are welcome to attend, with no obligation to join the club. NOTE: Tonight only, we've had a change of time for the tasting - now from 5 to 7. (First game of the baseball season or something...)

Thursday, September 14

Saying Chao-Chao to Summer - Technically we still have one more week left, so let's enjoy a few more sips with wines from Spain, Chile, and Argentina. Stop by 6 to 8.

Thursday, September 21

Piedmont for Ever - The team from Giannoni Selections is joining us to show off their new Piedmont lineup. It looks like wine-sense is becoming Nebbiolo Central! Stop by 6 to 8.

Saturday, September 23

Grand Annual Tasting - See below for details. Save the date!

Thursday, September 28

Italian Fever (Cont.) - Stacy from Matchvino is joining us to introduce her Fall lineup. Wines that work so well with the season's food and weather, always keeping in mind value and superb taste.


Saturday, September 23 from 3 to 7

Our highly-anticipated annual Grand Tasting is now in its eleventh year and we’d love you to join us. Bring a smile, bring your friends, and bring your appetite to discover new wines.


WINNER 2017 Best of the Northshore

It's time to celebrate! Northshore Magazine has named us:

Boutique Wine Selection | Editor's Choice

We are thrilled, humbled, proud, and happy to have received this award. Also, congratulations to the other hardworking local Andover winners. Cheers!

photo by wine-sense, bottle: Cruse Wine Co.


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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

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