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    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.

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SPOTLIGHT WINE 2015 Tyler Winery Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara, CA) *2R*

We are huge fans of the Tyler Winery Pinot Noir. It’s one of the best American Pinots on our shelf, especially for the price. Both spicy and floral, this wine shows lovely black cherry fruit and a nice long finish. What is truly unique about this California Pinot, is how restrained it is. The fruit is present but not overbearing, allowing many subtle nuances to come through as well, such as the undertones of warm spices and dried violets. It is both light-bodied and low in alcohol, making it both a delight to drink and wonderfully food-friendly.

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Events

  • 01.18.18 Thirsty Thursday X3! 5-8PM

    UG hosts three tastings to get you through the chilly winter. Zach from Masciarelli stops by to feature wines for the weekend, while Willie from Rhinegeist shows off a collection of Cincinnati brews. John from Burke Distributing is also here with cocktails, mezcals, and more.

  • 01.19.18 Mead and More! 5-8PM

    We have a special treat as Beth Borges, founder of House Bear Brewing in Amesbury, MA stops by to taste her homegrown mead. How delightful!

    Karen with the Wine Trust also joins us as she shows off her eclectic portfolio of wines featuring the regions of Alsace, Portugal, Bordeaux, and Australia.

  • 01.20.18 Artisanal Wines and Craft Beers! 3-6PM

    Join Mike from MISE, a Massachusetts direct importer and distributor dedicated to Real Wine; hand-picked selections from producers who craft wines with properly grown grapes using traditional methods and eschewing manipulation.

    Andres of Massachusetts Beverage Alliance with up and coming craft brews from all over.

  • 01.22.18 GEEKOUT WITH UG: German Riesling 6-7:30PM

    This January, UG’s own CSW & Certified Sommelier, Matt Ryan hosts a Geek Out covering all things Riesling. We’ll explore the regions of Germany and the many different styles this wondrous wine is capable of. Let Matt take you on a tour featuring producers such as Selbach-Oster, Von Winning, Weingut Rings, Messmer and more.

    Riesling food pairings and light fare provided by Formaggio Kitchen.

    This event is 21+. Tickets are non-refundable within 24 hours of the event. $25 – TICKETS AVAILABLE ON EVENTBRITE. Space is limited, sign up early HERE to guarantee your spot!

  • 01.25.18 Taste through an Italian Influx! 5-8PM

    Martin of Oz Wine Company stops by with an Italian influenced tasting featuring grapes native to Italy from different regions that are organic, sustainable and biodynamic. Molte bene!

    Night Shift also stops by with a lineup of their impressive brews from Everett, MA.

  • 01.26.18 Friday Night Crafts with Bully Boy! 5-8PM

    The end of the first month of 2018 calls for some serious booze! Join us as we feature a lineup from Boston’s first craft distillers: Bully Boy.

  • 01.27.18 When in Rhone! 3-6PM

    Join UG’s own Chad as he delves into the amazing region of the Rhone Valley. The Cote du Rhone is lauded for producing red, white, and rose wines that can range in style from complex to crowd-pleasing.

  • 01.29.18 Drink Progressively Geek Out! 6-730PM

    Get your tickets today! Our next Geek Out is coming up with an in-depth look at UG’s revolutionary Progressive Scale. Join owners and authors TJ and Hadley Douglas as they talk about what it took to bring their Drink Progressively book to life and learn how to choose the wine that’s best for your palate based on UG’s Progressive Scale.

    This event is 21+. Tickets are non-refundable within 24 hours of the event. Purchase tickets with or without book included.  Space is limited, sign up early HERE to guarantee your spot!

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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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