Take the Intimidation out of wine.

The Urban Grape is an award-winning wine, craft beer, and spirits store located in Boston’s vibrant South End neighborhood. UG is the first store in the world to utilize Progressive Shelving, a unique system of organizing wines by their body, rather than varietal or region. Progressive Shelving allows our staff to help you pick the perfect wine for your palate by encouraging you to explore regions, varietals, producers, and price points all while staying in your wine comfort zone. Discover new wines when you Drink Progressively!

A well-rounded, fully-stocked wine cellar is a passion for many serious wine collectors.

The Urban Grape’s philosophy of using hospitality-driven service to help their customers find the perfect bottle of wine extends to their latest venture, Urban Cellar. Through personalized one-on-one consultations and wine tastings using the state of the art wine access system, Coravin, owner TJ Douglas uses his knowledge of the wine industry to fill his clients’ cellars with everything from approachable every day wine, to birth year vintages, to cases that can age and appreciate in value for decades to come. You build it, The Urban Grape fills it.

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    Piemonte (pee-ay-MON-tay), located in Northwestern Italy is best known for it’s budding food scene, great cycling and of course, the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco known as “the wine of kings” and the “king of wines”. While Barolo and Barbaresco are some of Piedmont’s most famous wines, they make up only around 3% of total production. Join Urban Affairs Chelsea Bell, freshly back from her trip as she shares the history, geography, and top producers found in Piedmont. Taste wines from indigenous grapes such as Arneis, Cortese, Dolcetto, Barbera and of course Nebbiolo and sip in why Piedmont is one of the world’s top wine regions! Buy your tickets before they sell out HERE!
    *Free gift included with ticket purchase!
    *Must be 21+ to attend!

  • 5.25.17 A Night of Community with Childe Hassam Park! 5-8PM

    We’re kicking off the weekend with one of our favorite public spaces – the freshly spruced up Childe Hassam Park – who we’ve paired up with for our Urban Community Program! Stop by to sample the Urban Community wines we’re featuring from Hogshead Wine Company (10% of the proceeds will go to the park) and peruse some artwork; then head across the street to enjoy some live music at Childe Hassam Park!

  • 5.26.17 Party-Ready Picks for the Weekend! 5-8PM

    Matt from Genuine Wine Selections will be sharing some party-ready picks for Memorial Day Weekend! From mouthwatering Vinho Verde to juicy Tempranillo, these wines are perfect (and affordable!) for a day spent hanging out by the grill with friends.

  • 5.27.17 Canned Quaffers! 3-6PM

    Going on a hike, a day at the beach, picnicking at a concert in the park: all the ingredients to a summer well spent. All that’s missing is a little vino. But is anything more awkward than packing a glass bottle into a backpack, only to drink that non-carbonated beverage out of a solo cup? Or the worst: you forget a corkscrew and before you can say stelvin screw top closure three times fast, you find yourself googling “How To Open Wine With A Shoe”. Don’t open wine with a shoe.

    Insert: The Can. It’s packable, portable, and potable. Canned wine has never been better. Find your favorites this Saturday.

From the Vine



We are downright freaking obsessed with the Gamay grape at the moment, and we won’t stop until you’re joining us in drinking red wine straight from the fridge at the end of a hot day.

Gamay has it all – a wonderful, fresh, grape-y flavor and lots of acid. It’s a perfect pairing for summer noshing – cheese and crackers, prosciutto, and the like – but also tastes great with pizza off the grill or a big, juicy burger. The possibilities are endless. And yes, it really does taste best with a chill on it.

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