Issue 318 | February 4, 2016

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

February wine club is ready for pickup this Thursday

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 ($49.99 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

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."

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!


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Phone: 978.749.9464


Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 4

Club•WS | reds - At the tasting table we'll have Italy, Spain, and the US. No club membership is required. Join us from 6 to 8.

Monday, February 8

The Wines of Burgundy - 6 to 8, $45 per person. RSVP or read more here

Thursday, February 11

Battle of the Cabernets - Ron Homan at the tasting table. Join us from 6 to 8.

Thursday, February 18

Croatian Wines - With Bethann and an impeccable line up. Join us from 6 to 8.

Saturday, February 20

Encore Croatian Wines - In case you missed them on Thursday. Join us from 3 to 5.

Thursday, February 25

Espino Chilean Tasting - William Fevre is best known for the Premier Cru Chablis he produces in Burgundy. Mr. Fevre was hunting for terroir to produce Chardonnay. He thought it odd that Chilean wine producers grew fruit down on the flatlands and he sought a parcel up higher in the mountains. And so it was that he came to knock on Victor's door in San Juan... Join us from 6 to 8.

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 tastings that are informative and fun."


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