Issue 322 | June 2016

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Club•WS | reds

June wine club is ready for pickup.

Perfect for Father's Day

To help kick off our Club•WS | Summer we're adding a fifth bottle for all new and existing members for the month of June - at the same price. We figured a bonus bottle of red will help the transition. And make you look really good with Dad.

Club•WS | Summer details

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.

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 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."

Upcoming Events

We have a busy and fun June ahead!

Thursday, June 2

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.

Thursday, June 9

My Faves - Just me at the tasting table sampling some of my new favorites. 6 to 8.

Thursday, June 16

Summer Wines - All new wines coming to our shelves. Verdejo, Picpoul rosé, Picpoul blanc and a few more. Easy drinking, reasonable prices and extremely tasty. Join us from 6 to 8.

Monday, June 20

Italian Wine Conversation - For those that missed our class and for those that attended the Italian series, please join Ron and I as we talk and sample more tasty and very intriguing productions from Italy and cover food pairing ideas. Must RSVP and pay in advance. Please call or stop by the shop. 6 to 8, $30 per person.

Thursday, June 23

Second Round of Rosé - If you missed our first rosé tasting back in April, here's another chance. All-new rosés arriving every week. From 5 to 8.

Saturday, June 25

Winemaker Gabriele Scalione - Visting us for the afternoon. "Gabriele's vineyards, scattered throughout the best of the Langhe and Roero regions, flourish with regional varietals of distinct quality: Moscato, Arneis, Nebbiolo, Barbera. Join us from 3 to 5.

Thursday, June 30

Middle-Earth - Our recently added producer and grower from New Zealand. (Unfortunately we were not able to book Bilbo Baggins for this tasting.) From 6 to 8.


We hope we've earned your vote once again. We sure work hard for it!

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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A presto,
Samanta Ettore

Store Hours: Mon-Wed 11 to 7, Thu-Fri 11 to 8, Sat 10 to 7, Sun 12 to 6

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