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SPOTLIGHT WINE  2012 TreRose Vino Nobile di Montepulciano  (Montepulciano, Italy) *5R*

This week’s spotlight comes from one of Tuscany’s big DOCGs known for the Sangiovese Grape, and boasts an impressive 93 point score from Wine Enthusiast for just over $30! TreRose’s 2012 vintage of Santa Caterina Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is full of bright aromatics of luxardo cherry, tart currant, blackberry, orange peel, and fresh rosemary. There is an unmistakable softness and elegance to this wine that is characteristic to Sangiovese from this region alone, and is one of the reasons we can’t get enough!


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  • 12.14.17 Continuum, Cask Force, & a Cornucopia of Wine! 5-8PM

    Join us to for a delightful Cornucopia of tastings featuring Tim Mondavi’s signature wine, Continuum, a blend that represents the beauty of Napa Valley, Domestic Small-Batch Whiskies from Caskforce, brand new festive bubbly, white and red from Ruby, and fortified wines and bubbles from Broadbent selections. Perfect gifts for the connoisseur on your list!

  • 12.15.17 Give the Gift of…! 5-8PM

    …Holiday Booze! We’ll be sampling fun holiday beers with Caitlin from Origin Beverage, specialty scotch whiskies with John from Burke Distributing, and big-ticket Italian vino featuring Ferrari bubbles, Bertani Amarone, and TreRose Vino Nobile di Montepulciano! Triple Yum!

  • 12.16.17 Long Meadow Ranch Tasting! 3-6PM

    Don’t miss out on a memorable tasting with Jennifer of Long Meadow Ranch featuring farm to table favorites from Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino! LMR’s wines are all sourced from sustainable vineyards, and are renowned for their elegance and balanced style, not to mention favorites of restaurant wine lists! 

  • 12.17.17 UG’s First "Stocking Stuffers" Holiday Pop-up! 2-5PM

    UG loves to support our local artisans! We’ll be hosting a holiday pop-up with local vendors such as Short Path Distillery, Red & Wolf Paper Co., and Cask Force (to name a few) for a fantastic curated selection of stocking stuffers to cross off those last minute lists! 

  • 12.20.17 Get in the Holiday Spirit: Craft Tequila & Whiskey! 5-8PM

    Need a fantastic last minute gift for the holidays?  We’ll have Ben from MS Walker in-store pouring craft whiskeys and tequilas guaranteed to impress your favorite aficionado in the family.  

  • 12.21.17 Double Important Importer Night! 5-8PM

    Double the fun featuring the delightful selections of two famous importers known for their commitment to sourcing quality wines: Kermit Lynch and Vineyard Brands. Kermit Lynch has easily become one of the most recognized names in French and Italian wines focusing on small production, family owned wineries. When it comes to Vineyard Brands Portfolio, they represent 75 different brands from all over the world that are synonymous quality. 

  • 12.22.17 Festive Fun with Folio, Trellis and Duvel! 5-8PM

    Katie of Folio will be pouring champagne from Charles Heidseick and Chateauneuf du Pape from Andre Brunel, Brittany from Trellis features Napa’s finest boutique producers and Matt of Duvel entertains the beer lovers with festive ales perfect for celebrations.  

  • 12.23.17 Indigenous Portfolio: A Night in Piedmont! 3-6PM

    Stop by for a can’t miss tasting with the Giorgio Rivetti’s Indigenous Portfolio featuring Piedmont’s La Spinetta, Contratto, and Malvira wineries. 

    As a special treat, we’ll also be featuring a unique spirit known as Empress Gin. Infused with the butterfly pea blossom, it’s an indigo sensation!

  • 12.28.17 Bring On the Bubbly! 5-8PM

    Bubbles for every budget!  We have a wide-range of sparklers from all over to satisfy your taste buds (and price points). From Jean Vesselle’s Grower Champagne to a Blanquette de Limoux with a few fun and geeky in between, we’ll have plenty to satisfy one and all!

  • 12.29.17 Celebration Libations! 5-8PM

    Just the thing to finish out the year and start anew, Vineyard Road will be featuring celebratory wines and brand new (to UG) spirits from Stroudwater Distillery!

  • 12.30.17 A Trio of Tastings! 3-6PM

    We’re highlighting Grower Champagnes from the Terry Theise portfolio that are perfect for your special NYE celebration. More than just “farmer’s fizz,” these hand-crafted sparklers are made with a little extra TLC!

    For the craft beer lovers, Bailey from Craft Collective, will be showcasing New England small-batch breweries perfect for NYE!

    Finally, Tim from Hangtime, will finish out the last Saturday of 2017 with wines from Thirsty Owl in the Finger Lakes, Domaine de la Touraize from the Arbois, Colene Clemens in Oregon and maybe a surprise or two!  

  • 12.31.17 Cheers to 2018! 1-4PM

    Come celebrate the new year with a fantastic lineup of wines that are uniquely American featuring Gruet, Round Pond, and Bergstrom before the fireworks and festivities start!

    Joey from Collective Arts will also be spreading the new year’s joy with an artisan beer tasting!  Collective Arts is a grassroots craft brewer based in Ontario that aims to fuse the creativity of craft beer with the inspired talents of emerging artists, musicians and filmmakers. 

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