“Over the years TJ Douglas from Ruby Wines has exhibited a professional yet warm approach which shows his passion for wine as well as his knowledge. I am positive that his new wine shop will be one of the top in the area.”
Chef Daniel Bruce -
Meritage, Boston Harbor Hotel
“Once I walk into The Urban Grape it’s going to be tough to leave. TJ is a great friend, he knows his wine, and God knows I love my friends and good wine!”
Jeffrey Gates -
Partner, Aquitaine Group
“TJ Douglas personifies the word professional. He took the time (his own free time I might add) to promote and execute special wine events at my restaurant helping to further my client base. He spent many hours developing and training not only my service and management staffs, but my guests as well, with his vast wine knowledge, and he always made the time to answer any question. And, most importantly, he did all of this with a sincere smile and a welcoming personality that made everyone feel at ease. I wish him nothing but good fortune with The Urban Grape and I am proud to call TJ my friend.”
Scott Crain -
General Manager, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Boston Seaport
“TJ represented Ruby Wines professionally and ethically throughout his career managing retail stores and restaurants in Boston. His knowledge of wine and the industry as a whole helped separate him from his competitors and added to the service that he could offer his accounts. TJ’s excellent salesmanship and personality made him a top sales performer throughout his tenure at Ruby.”
Brad Rubin -
Senior Vice President, Director of Sales, Ruby Wines
“TJ excels at being able to balance a wealth of wine knowledge, and an acute sense of professionalism, with a warm and infectious personality. TJ has the ability to make a genuine connection with everyone he meets, and our staff has always held him in high regard as someone they love to interact with and learn from.”
Evan Deluty -
Chef/Owner, Stella Restaurant
“In my six years of purchasing wine in Boston I haven’t encountered enough people like TJ. His expansive knowledge of wine, along with an honest and tangible passion, ensured that I always made the best choice available to me. Add to that a natural ability for intuiting what a customers is looking for and The Urban Grape is sure to shine.”
Dan Henn -
Assistant General Manager, former Wine Director, Davio’s Boston
Under the leadership of Diane Paulus, the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of theater. Winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival for its production of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, the A.R.T. is a leading force in the American theater, producing groundbreaking work in Cambridge and beyond.  As our 2012/13 Season Wine Sponsors, The Urban Grape has enabled us to offer a stellar selection of delicious, affordable wines at our concession stand and at our donor events.  Further, as a non-profit organization, we have been deeply appreciative of TJ and Hadley’s personal connection to the A.R.T., as well as their profoundly generous support of our fundraising initiatives.

Emily O’Neil, A.R.T.