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SEPTEMBER URBAN SAMPLER

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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Events

  • 08.30.18 Back to School Picks! 5-8PM

    Summer is almost over and then it’s back to real life. School is coming back into session soon and we want to make sure you also have your wine supplies. Whether your a college student dealing with the dreaded September 1st, a teacher with late night prep work, or a parent who’s accidentally scheduled one too many activities, we’ve got the wines to get you though it all.

  • 08.31.18 Labor Day Weekend Wines! 5-8PM

    It’s Labor Day weekend and Seth from Vinifera Imports has red and white selections that are perfect for the last party of the summer! Stop in and sample before you head out!

  • 09.06.18 NEW FALL PICKS! 5-8PM

    Join Arik from Charles River Wine Company as he pours new wines that are perfect for when the temps cool down and the leaves start to change. Put on your favorite sweater and pour yourself a glass of wines from Thomas Goss, Carneros Wine Company, Brooks, and La Rasina.

  • 09.07.18 An Evening of Long Meadow Ranch! 5-8pm

    Enjoy a Friday night evening of selections from Long Meadow Ranch. They specialize in Cabernet Sauvignons, Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays that have finesse and are truly representative of what makes California wines great. We’ll also have our favorite cookie people in! Top Shelf Cookies stops by with samples of delicious Boston themed cookies. Try the Black and Gold!

  • 09.09.18 ARTIFACTS OF LIFE! 1-3PM

    Find out the facts of cider making with Artifact Cider Project. They’ll be telling you all about what it takes to make great and unique ciders all made from locally grown apples.

  • 09.12.18 URBAN GRAPE OPEN HOUSE 5:30-7:30PM!

    We want to welcome all of our neighbors back to the South End! We’ve planned a special open house event specially catered by Mei Mei. Stop by, mingle, and sample delicious wines from Horizon Beverage while snacking on tasty treats!

  • 09.13.18 A TASTE OF ITALY! 5-8PM

    Come in for a Thursday evening of interesting wines from both the Sicilian and Emilia- Romagna regions of Italy. Colin from Ruby Wines will be featuring wines from Il Censo, COS, and Quattro Mani.

  • 09.14.18 OLD WORLD VS NEW WORLD!5-8PM

    California and Italy are two areas that boast a ton of great wine! We’re highlighting both areas to show a range of what makes the Old AND the New so delicious! From Donelan, and L’Aventure to Pala and Tornatore, we’ll have all new wines to try!

  • 09.15.18 THE WINES OF JAN KUX! 3-6PM

    Unfortunately, our planned winemaker event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. So we are bringing in Lee Schlesinger of Winesellers, LTD to taste through Jan Kux’s wines and ciders. Jan Kux has the pleasure to have one of the best jobs in the wine biz! He travels the world producing wines of different styles and tastes! Lee will tell you all about Jan and his super crushable wines from all over.

  • 09.17.19 Birthday Blooms & Bubbly with Alice's Table! 6:30PM

    Cheers! Alice’s Table is turning 3 and we’re celebrating with blooms and bubbly at The Urban Grape! Enjoy an expert led sparking wine tasting and create a stunning floral arrangement. So grab your friends and come flower party with us! Buy your tickets HERE.

  • 09.20.19 CALIFORNIA VIBES! 5-8PM

    We have a great lineup of some of our favorite California wines to get you in the mood for Fall! Martin from Oz Wine Company stops in with Maison Noir, Matthiason, and Iconic wines. All amazing, all Cali! We’ll also have great session beers for the season from Notch Brewing to taste!

  • 09.21.18 FRIDAY NIGHT WINES! 5-8PM

    The kids are back in school and summer vacation has officially ended. Your work week is over so it’s time to open up something nice! Join Molly from Vineyard Road with a roundup of wines to fill your Friday night wine glass. From Sonoma to Sancerre, you can call Friday your Friyay!

  • 09.22.18 LIQUID DINNER PARTY! 3-6PM

    Sometimes the wines are the stars of the show and family and friends just come over to share a bottle or two. These are the wines you want at your next together. From an Alsatian Gewürztraminer from Cave de Ribeauville, a terroir driven Zinfandel courtesy of Mauritson, or even a decadent Syrah from Andrew Murray, you are impromptu wine party ready.

  • 09.27.18 FRENCH FREAKOUT! 5-8PM

    Gina from AP Imports will be popping open bottles of Burgundy, Bordeaux, and more from producers such as Domaine Hamelin, Domaine du Cellier aux Moines, and Le seuil de Masyeres. Bully Boy all stops by with some of the best spirits Boston has to offer.

  • 09.28.18 IT’S ALL GREEK TO UG! 5-8PM

    There’s no better time to get into Greek wines than now. Andreis from Yiannis Distributing will be here to take you through the regions, the grape varietals, and families that make these island wines so great. Fall is in full swing, so John from Burke Distributing will be highlighting this year’s best Oktoberfest beers and Coole Swann.

  • 09.29.18 FALL BACK IN LOVE WITH REDS 3-6PM

    For the last Saturday of September we’re featuring an eclectic mix of reds! Kate from Vineyard Brands will be tasting you through the Burgundian beauties of Etienne Sauzet and Thibault Liger-Belair, as well as a perfect Pinotage from Tormentoso, and the ever classic Beaucastel Coudoulet from the Cote du Rhone.

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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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