Be sure to join us on Thursday and Friday nights from 5-8 and Saturdays from 3-6 for our regular tastings. Below is a sample of tastings at both of our stores this month. "UGCH" indicates the tasting will take place at Chestnut Hill, while "UGSE" indicates our South End store.
Wednesday, September 5, 5-8 PM at UGCH: We love welcoming the next generation of wine making families to UG. We're kicking off Back-to-School week in style with a visit from Hailey Trefethen, the daughter of John and Janet Trefethen. The Trefethen line-up has always held a special place in our hearts (it was pretty much the first wine I ever tried!), so we're thrilled to welcome Hailey for this special Wednesday night tasting.
Saturday, September 8, 3-6 PM at UGCH: It's small production French wine and gourmet potato chips all day when we are joined by Roy from importer Cynthia Hurley and the folks from Sal's Gourmet potato chips!
Friday, September 14, 5-8 PM at UGCH: Get ready to celebrate the Jewish New Year with a Kosher wine tasting with Shirlee from United. We'll help you deck out your Rosh Hashanah table in style!
Saturday, September 15, 3-6 PM at UGCH: It's time to make movie night a grown-up affair, with the help of Quinn Popcorn and a Chardonnay tasting! Stop by, grab a few bags of this delicious, all-natural popcorn and a bottle of Chardonnay from your favorite region, then head home to curl up on the couch!
Wednesday, September 19, 5-9 PM at UGSE: Tonight is the preview shopping night at UGSE for South End residents! Spots are limited and are by invitation only, so if you live in the South End and want an invitation, send us your email address today! Proceeds from the evening go to benefit the Childe Hassam Park on Columbus Avenue.
Thursday, September 20, 5-7 PM at UGSE: We are truly honored to welcome Peter Gago, the world-renowned winemaker at Penfolds, to the opening night of The Urban Grape South End. Peter will be tasting our customers on a wide range of Pensfolds wines (including the Grange), signing bottles, and helping us to celebrate the store's first day. This is an exclusive opportunity for UG and our clients, and one we cannot wait to share with you!
Saturday, September 22, 3-6 PM at UGSE: We couldn't imagine holding our first Saturday tasting at UGSE without two of our favorites. Join Andrew from High & Mighty beer and Frank from Carolina for a beer and wine tasting event of epic proportions!
Saturday, September 22, 3-6 PM at UGCH: Gluten-free day at UGCH with goodies from Glutenus Minimus, a local gluten-free bakery, and a gluten-free beer tasting with Ben. Not digging the gluten-free? We'll have Andrew from Valkyrie Selections here too with a tasting of his hand-curated wine selections.
Friday, September 28, 5-8 PM at UGCH: Two words: free bubbly. And amazing, small-production bubbly too. Stop by and sample the line-up of Champagne from Thienot, a family-owned champagne house in Reims.
Saturday, September 29, 3-6 PM at UGCH: Night Shift Brewery was started by three friends who brewed as an after hours hobby. Now a legit "nano-brewery" in Everett, they're stopping by to pour their goods. Also joining, Linda from T'Art, a locally made baking mix that will inspire your sweet and savory creations!
Saturday, September 29, 3-6 PM at UGSE: Another beer and wine extravaganza with Deb from Classic Wines and the boys from Jack's Abby!
As always, check the events page on our website for event updates and newly added tastings!