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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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Events

  • 08.02.18 Burgundy and Bravazzi!

    It’s a bonanza of Burgundy when Mettaya from Masciarelli stops by with selections from Domaine Pierre Janny, Domaine Ragot, and Domaine Olivier Jouan. We’ll also have Bravazzi Hard Italian Sodas to sample in-store. They are like spiked seltzers… but better AND Italian.

  • 08.03.18 UG EUROPEAN WINE VACATION! 5-8PM

    Transport yourself to Europe with five family owned wineries from Folio Fine Wine Partners. Katie stops by to pour classic Champagnes from Bruno Giacosa, as well as selections from Spain’s Vall Llach, and France’s Domaine Les Cailloux. *Note: This is a rescheduled event.

  • 08.04.18 Grilling and Chilling! 3-6PM

    It’s August, which means all of Europe is laying on the beach but we Americans are still working. What the heck! We here at UG want to help you reclaim your time, even if a beach vacation isn’t in your future. You’ve hard of Netflix and Chill? Well, we’re making it easy to “Netflix and Grill” with four European wines perfectly matched for outdoor cooking and couch surfing alike. So crank up that AC, fluff the pillows on your couch, put your BBQ ribs on a TV tray, and cue up your favorite program. We’ve even paired each wine with a binge-worthy show for extra ease!

  • 08.09.18 Lusting for Labor Day! 5-8PM

    One of the best weekends of the year is coming up fast! We’ll have a double header of tastings that will give you ideas for your end of summer party! Rachelle from Vine Connections will be pouring grill-worthy saké selections and Casa Silva wines. Arik from Charles River Wine Company will be pouring Pampellone wine cocktails, as well as, and juicy red and white wines.

  • 08.10.18 Crème de la Crème! 5-8PM

    Stop by for a little French flare as Kristin from Winebow pours red, white, and rosé selections from Domaine Tollot-Beaut et Fils, Varnier-Fanniere, Paul Pernot, and more!

  • 08.11.18 Afternoon DeLights! 3-6PM

    Enjoy a Saturday afternoon with Noel of Martignetti as she pours thirst- quenching wines that fit in the lighter body spectrum of our Progressive Scale! It’s been so hot, enjoy something that will keep you cool.

  • 08.16.18 An Evening with Peter Wasserman! 5-8PM

    Becky Wasserman & Co was founded in 1979 by Becky Wasserman-Hone, an American expatriate who has lived in Burgundy since 1968. Wasserman & Co. exports wines from small domaines in Burgundy and other regions who honor their terroirs. Peter is the son of Becky, founder of Becky Wasserman & Co. Come and taste with a top Burgundy importer.

  • 08.17.18 A Range of Reds! 5-8PM

    Sometimes the end of the week calls for a yummy red wine you can sit back and relax with. We’ve got you covered with some of our favorites from all over the world! Frank from Martignetti will be in-store with delectable reds from Paso Robles to Priorat. Taste these wines and you’ll want to break out the big wine glass.

  • 08.18.18 Best Kept Secrets of Spain! 3-6PM

    There’s just something about Spanish wines we just can’t get enough of. We’ve recently brought in a host of new reds and whites from Penedes, Rias Biaxas, Bierzo, and the Ribera del Duero that are all unique in their own ways. We can’t wait for you to try them!

  • 08.23.18 Old World Bubblies! 5-8PM

    Sparkling wine isn’t all about the Champagne. We’re bringing in Tim from Hangtime with a brut rosé from the Veneto, a luscious Lambrusco from Emilia, a classic cava from the Penedes and more to put some bubbly fun in your world!

  • 08.24.18 Chilling out with Chile and Ciders! 5-8PM

    It’s ramping up to be an awesome end of August weekend and we’ve got so much for you to sample! Spend your Friday night with Jenn from Horizon as she pours new Chilean selections from De Martino. Parker with Prospect Ciderworks will also be here with Boston-made ciders.

  • 08.25.18 Let’s be Franc! 3-6PM

    Catch a Saturday with a collection of Cabernet Francs from all over. Cabernet Franc is a completely underrated grape that’s usually mixed in with the likes of Bordeaux greats. On it’s own though, it possesses a nuance like no other. We’ll also have Matt from Far From the Tree (sorry, no more Zeus) to pour always fun Salem ciders!

  • 08.27.18 GeekOut: Sipping Through Siciliy

    Join the Urban Grape’s own Jack Morey as he takes you on a special odyssey of Sicily’s wines. More than just Marsala, the largest island in the Mediterranean actually has an incredible viticultural history that spans centuries. Discover “The Continent” in a glass of wine made from indigenous varietals such as Frappato and Grillo. The wines we’ll be featuring are from producers who have generations of techniques behind them and have become part of the new revolution of winemaking. There are over 20 DOCs, such as Vittoria and Mount Etna, on the island and you’ll experience the wunderlust of wine with us. Light Italian fare provided by Formaggio Kitchen South End.

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  • 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!

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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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