Issue 335 | July 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.

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 so happy to have received this award and are looking forward to attending the celebration on August 24th. Also, congratulations to all the other hardworking local Andover winners. Cheers!


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

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."


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.

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.



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Upcoming Tasting Events

Thursday, July 6th

Club•WS | Summer - Join us from 6 to 8. Club members and non-club members are welcome to attend, with no obligation to join the club. 6 to 8.

Thursday, July 20

Alternative Packages - Like I say: "If we drink coconut water out of Tetra Pak®, why can't we drink wines out of it too?" Featuring: Grillo from Sicily, Sangiovese from Chianti, Pinot Noir blend from Portugal, along with other fun little surprises. Stop by 6 to 8.

Thursday, July 27

"A Muscadet A Day Keeps The Doctor Away" - That's a cute phrase I was once told by a great client and friend. So, I'm obsessing over Muscadet this summer and I would love to share them with you. Stop by 6 to 8.


Did you know that we've featured approximately 40 different rosés this season? Wait, what?

When I opened my shop almost 11 years ago, I had only 5 to 7 different rosés on the shelves and it was so much fun to see people's reaction when they found out that...well, these wines were not horrible! Today, to say that rosés have made a comeback is an understatement. Once something becomes a trend you run the risk of it being taken over by big productions and big-box stores, but our approach to our rosé selection is as truthful and as dedicated as our selection of red, whites, and sparkling. We take pride in working only with small distributors in MA, such as Mise, Café Europa, Mucci, Cynthia Hurley, and many more.

At the moment we're offering a selection of 18 different rosés and we also verbally share our detailed tasting notes to help you find just the right one to enjoy and share.

Club•WS | summer

July wine club is ready for pickup from Thursday, July 6th.

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 - 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.


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


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