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The “Retour À L’école” Urban Sampler

Four great bottles of wine handpicked by our staff, always $50

We hate to be the bearer of bad news but, summer is over and it’s time to get back in the work, school, and life game. We’re softening the blow with a foursome of delicious French wines that that get us excited to “Retour À L’école,” i.e., head Back to School! Priced at just $50, these wines are fun enough for impromptu weekend roof deck parties, but also serious enough for fall flavors and cooler nights. And don’t worry, unlike white pants, rosé is still chic after Labor Day, so we’ve included a bottle for you to sip on during those rogue September scorchers.

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  • 11.15.18 Behind the Curtin with Oz! 5-8 PM

    You don’t need a lot of wizardry when you’re making good wine with a sense of place and quality. Martin from Oz opens his favorite wines for the season, all of which demystify the art of winemaking. Join us for this fun and festive tasting that will get you excited about Turkey Day!

  • 11.16.18 Old World Turkey Day 5-8 PM

    Colin swings by to pour Old World wines that pair perfectly with Turkey Day!  It may be the most American of holidays, but there’s no reason you can’t pour some European treasures!

  • 11.17.18 Italian Wine Parade! 3-6 PM

    Seth from Vinifera pours his fantastic line-up of Italian wines. Take a tour through the country by visiting different regions and learning about indigenous varietals and farming techniques. There’s nothing quite like Italian wine – prepare to fall in love!

  • 11.17.18 Prizefighter Whiskey 3-6 PM

    Prizefigher stops by to taste their fantastic Irish Whiskey, but also their delicious cordials as well! A distinctively Irish product that has a bit of an American twist thanks to American Rye Cask aging, this whiskey has been a huge hit at UG. Don’t miss this pugilistic tasting!

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There is nothing that UG owner TJ Douglas loves more than working with clients one-on-one. When he’s at the store he’s always swarmed with people looking for wine recs, but TJ is also available for private consultations – at no cost to you! Shoot him an email to learn more about how he can help you fill your wine cellar, set up a wine wedding registry, or build cases of new arrivals that get delivered on a regular basis. TJ is the wine concierge you’ve been waiting for!

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