Issue 337 | October 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

October wine club is ready for pickup from Thursday, October 5

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?

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, October 12

Chile and Spain - I'm excited to introduce these wines to the shelves this fall. Bethann is joining me to help at the tasting table. CHILE: From the south of Chile, where vines thrive in steep hilly landscape without irrigation. Farmed Organically/Sustainable. SPAIN: Exploring a new grape, Trepat, often described as a Catalonian Pinot Noir. Stop by 6 to 8.

Wednesday, October 25

Pinot Noir From Around the World - No other red grape variety elicits such passion among wine lovers as Pinot Noir. Its ancestral home is considered to be Burgundy in France, and it is successfully grown in California, Oregon, Chile, and Italy, among other countries. It is one of the most romantic of grapes varieties, comes in a variety of styles, and pairs well with lots of different foods, including fish. During this completely updated class, we will take a virtual tour of the vineyards of many of these countries, and sample and compare the Pinot Noirs that they have to offer, including Burgundy. Cost $50. Click here to reserve your spot. 6:30 to 8.

Thursday, October 26

Everybody Say: MISE PLEASE! - Jackson from Mise Wines, one of the rockstars from our annual Grand Tasting, is back at the tasting table. His selection as always is focussed on organic and biodynamic farmed wines that are true to their character while maintaining a sense of place and elegance. Stop by 6 to 8.

BONS Wedding 2018

If you love us say: "I DO!"

We're exited to learn that wine-sense has been nominated for Northshore Magazine's BONS Wedding 2018 award. For years we've offered our expertise on menu pairing and registry services, along with a true understanding of budget and every nuance that comes with wedding planning. Today we're reaching out to ask for your vote and to help spread the love for wine-sense. :-)

BONS Wedding 2018




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


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Take a moment: Our thoughts go out to all our wine producer friends in California and their families.

A presto,
Samanta Ettore

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