Free Tasting Events
Our regularly scheduled tastings are held on Thursday and Fridays from 5-8, and on Saturdays from 3-6.
2.25.17 New, Bold Reds & Bentwater Brewing! 3-6PM
Colin from Ruby Wines features big, bold and beautiful red wines from Napa Valley, Santa Barbara, and Mendoza, Argentina! Also in the mix, craft powerhouse Bentwater Brewing of Lynn a self distributing brewery showcases fan favorites such as Thunderfunk IPA, Lynn Light Extra Pale Ale, and the rotating X-Series limited release.
2.27.17 GEEK OUT with UG: Dessert Wines, After Dinner Indulgence! 6:00-7:30PM
Highly misunderstand and under-represented, sweet wines (dessert wines) can bring about so much joy when you know how to use them! Dessert wines are meant to be enjoyed in small glasses and treasured like a glass of fine Scotch. Learn about the 5 major styles of dessert wine: sparkling, late harvest, ice wine, Botrytis (Noble Rot), Passito all while learning about the classic wine regions and grape varietals that make up some of the world’s most delectable nectar! All of these delicious liquid dessert offerings will be paired with Taza Chocolate. Don’t miss this sweet opportunity! Buy your tickets HERE!
3.2.17 Wigle Whiskey: Organic, Award-Winning Spirits! 5-8PM
Brand new to the UG, Wigle Whiskey offers organic, craft spirits hand-distilled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Join Dan, as he features staples from the Wigle collection such as Wigle Rye Aged Whiskey, Landlocked Spiced Honey Spirit, Dutch Style Ginever and Orange Pomander Bitters!
3.3.17 La Paulée: A Celebration of Burgundy! 5-8PM
To kickoff Burgundy Week leading up to La Paulée, a NYC Burgundy Festival celebrating top producers, Urban Grape will be pouring white and red burgundy from producers such as Pascal Clement, Domaine Pernot-Belicard, and Domaine Parent.
3.4.17 Sampler Saturday: Pinot Party! 3-6PM
There ain’t no party like a Pinot party, cuz a Pinot Party keeps flowing! UG features 4 great Pinot Noirs from different regions that are perfectly priced to enjoy during all indoor and outdoor March activities! Enjoy our Urban Sampler, only 50.00 for four excellent bottles of Pinot!
3.9.17 Oskar Blues: Pioneers of Can-tastic Brewing! 5-8PM
In 2002, this little Colorado grown brew-pub started brewing their voluminously hopped pale ale in a can (Dale’s Pale Ale) which began the craft-beer-in-a-can craze. Come in and sample Oskar Blues can-tastic beers including IPA, Deviant Dales Imperial IPA, G’Knight Imperial Red IPA, Old Chub Scotch Ale and the classic Dale’s Pale Ale!
3.10.17 West Coast Wines: California & Oregon! 5-8PM
Hogshead Wine Company is a new distributor composed of industry veterans that focuses on small production, limited intervention wineries. Kevin showcases wines from boutique wineries such as Bow & Arrow, Omero, Flanagan, Brea and Lucia!
3.11.17 MISE: Organic, Hand-Crafted Wines! 3-6PM
Welcome our new rep, Michael of MISE wines who will be featuring springtime selections from Oregon, Piedmont, Loire Valley, Beaujolais, and Rhone Valley!
3.16.17 Esprit du Vin Burgundy Selections! 5-8PM
Jim from EDV showcases brand new Burgundy selections to the UG including 2013 Domaine Dominique Guyon Bourgogne Blanc, 2013 F&L Pillot “Les Vergers” 1er Cru Chassagene Montrachet Blanc, 2013 F & L Pillot “Les Prarons Dessous” Santenay Rouge and, 2012 Antonin Guyon “Les Goudelettes” Savigny-Les Beaune Rouge.
3.17.17 Scribe: Vibrant, Terroir-Driven Wines of Sonoma! 5-8PM
3.18.17 Giannoni Selections: Indigenous, Italian Vino! 3-6PM
Andrea from Giannoni Selections features small production, organic wines such as Vermentino (Liguria), Sparkling Ribolla Gialla (Friuli), Etna Rosso (Sicily) and Grignolino (Piedmont).
3.23.17 European Cellars French & Spanish Selections! 5-8PM
Adam of European Cellars features wines that rely on a sense of place over process such as the Loire Valley’s La Craie, and Jean–François Mérieau, Jumilla’s Casa Castillo, and Rhone Valley’s Michel Gassier!
3.25.17 Lookout Farm Hard Cider! 3-6PM
Established in 1651, Lookout Farm is one of the oldest continuously operating farms in the United States. Let Lookout Farm share the fruits of their labor by pouring hard ciders including the Farmhouse, Barn Warmer and First American Cherry Cider!
3.31.17 Belgian Inspired Beers: Ommegang & Boulevard! 5-8PM
At The Urban Grape, we live and breathe one fundamental principle: learning about wine should be fun. For us, that means gathering with friends, turning on some music, popping bottles, and engaging in some lively conversation.
Our passion for teaching our clients about wine led us to create Urban Affairs, a division of our company devoted exclusively to in-home and in-office wine tasting parties. Led by our energetic and enthusiastic educators, these two-hour tasting events are the ultimate in-home and in-office entertainment.Learn More