Issue 328 | December 2016

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Club•WS | reds

December wine club is ready for pickup.

Join the club - only 3 months at a time

what: 4 wines each month - 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.

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."


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Upcoming Tasting Events

Thursday, December 1

Club•WS | Holiday Inspiration Month - Stacey from MatchVino will be with me at the tasting table featuring our December selection. Club membership is not required to attend the tasting, so join us from 6 to 8. Read more about the club in our Holiday Gift Guide | ONE.

Saturday, December 3

Weekend Tasting Guest - Valerie from Classic Wines will be stopping by the tasting table in the afternoon to share some holiday treats. While you shop, you can taste. 4 to 6.

Thursday, December 8

Let's Talk Menu - I'll be at the tasting table doing what I love most: discussing food and wine pairings. I'll be featuring wines that will pair well from the Feast of Seven Fishes to the traditional New England Christmas Lunch. 6 to 8.

Thursday, December 15

Holiday Tasting - This is like a mini Grand Tasting focusing only on wines for the holidays, from menu pairings to gift giving. Some of our favorite companies will be joining us at the tasting table for the evening. 6 to 8.

Saturday, December 17

Weekend Tasting Guest - Andrea from Giannoni Selections is stopping by to share her new Nebbiolo obsession and Vinsanto that will melt you. 4 to 6.

Thursday, December 22

Our Gift to You | Burgundy for the Holidays - Free of charge! Yes, we're opening up stunning Burgundy this evening, so please come in with your taste buds ready. 6 to 8.

Holiday Shopping

Running off to a party? | Grab 'n' Go
Wish you had a great bottle of red handy to grab 'n' go? Here are 12 wines, each in their own bag ready to be gifted. $160 - YOU SAVE $20 AND THE BAG IS ON US! Regular Price $180. Call or e-mail to put yours aside now.

Club•WS | 4 reds
Join the club - 3 months at a time
If you're reading this it's because you're a person with no fear of commitment, at least when it comes to wine. In addition to our awesome commitment-free monthly six-packs, I am now introducing an all red wine club.

what: 4 bottles of reds each month
how long: 3 month commitment
you pay: $149.97
you get: wine, notes, and first dibs on many new wines arriving at the shop.

Gift Cards are available. Modern look and beautiful presentation. For the wine lover, gift cards are always welcome!

Find more gift suggestions in our Holiday Gift Guide | ONE or stop by the shop for new ideas every week.


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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