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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  • 12.3.15 Classic Wines & Copper Kettle Bakery! 5-8 PM

    Deb from Classic Wines stops by to pour intriguing wines from around the world, while Helen from Copper Kettle Bakery samples and sells locally made Welsh Cakes!

  • 12.4.15 TGIF Tasting Trifecta! 5-8 PM

    Get ready to dive head first into the weekend! Kevin from Troegs Brewing will be pouring his favorite brews, Maurissa of Blackheath Beverage will showcase Dalmore Scotch, while Sarah sells delicious cheesecake bites from Somerville bakery, 7ate9!

  • 12.5.15 Sampler Saturday: "Wines Yule Love" & McCrea's Candies! 2-5 PM

    The winter holidays are upon us! December is a time to celebrate and create memories, while enjoying delicious food in the comfort of family and friends. In our December “Wines Yule Love” Urban Sampler, we have selected four European wines that will add a little EURO sophistication to your holiday celebration. The Urban Grape family wishes you and yours a safe and happy holiday season! Stop by and sample, while shopping handcrafted caramels made by local producer, McCrea’s Candies.

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TJ’s Thanksgiving Wine Picks!

The Urban Grape: Thanksgiving Wine Picks

I asked TJ to pick three perfect wines for Thanksgiving and fear flashed across his face – only three?! How could I ask him to choose JUST THREE? But he came through like a champ, and here are TJ’s Thanksgiving Wine Picks for 2015. We’re open 10 am to 10 pm on Wednesday, with a free Thanksgiving Wine tasting from 2-5. Stop by to grab these wines, or whatever else might intrigue you! 

2011 Movia “Rebula” Riboolla (Brda, Slovenia) $35
This awesomely balanced Natural/Biodynamic wine has flavors of spiced pear, lime, and salted nuts. The acid throughout means that it will stand up nicely to the 10 sticks of butter in your Thanksgiving dinner. Plus it has nice lip-smacking grape tannin on the front palate which give the wine interest and depth. This is a fresh and savory wine that will satisfy the Burgundy drinkers at your table – without the Burgundy price point. You’ll get extra points for bring a wine from Slovenia, one of the earliest wine-making regions that has recently burst back onto the international wine scene.

NV G.D. Vajra “VSQ” Extra Brut Rose (Piedmont, IT) $35
An Italian sparkling wine made of 50% Nebbiolo and 50% Pinot Noir in the Champagne Method adds up to a dry version of Schweppes Raspberry Ginger Ale – in a good way! The nose has soft cranberry, bacon and herbs while the palate has strawberry and cranberry and an endearing creaminess. Don’t be scared to think of this wine as more than just an aperitif – it’s a perfect pairing for Thanksgiving dinner and certainly will add a little festivity to the meal!
2008 Castello Romitorio “il Toro” (Maremma, IT) $44
This is a serious wine at a not so serious price. If you open this up at the Thanksgiving table, it means you’re ready to get serious! A blend of Petit Verdot, Cabernet, and Syrah, the wine shows rich purple fruit, a bit of dark chocolate, and graphite. This IS a Super-Tuscan that resembles left bank Bordeaux and old-school mountain fruit from Napa. Its structure is old school Bordeaux all the way. Think of this as an extra side dish.