Free Tasting Events
Our regularly scheduled tastings are held on Thursday and Fridays from 5-8, and on Saturdays from 3-6.
8.16.17 SweetLife Series with Sweetgreen, Rosé and Salad Pairings! 6-8pm
The ingredients to living the SweetLife are simple: good company, delicious salad, and amazing rosé! For this exciting collaboration our friends from SweetGreen will be sharing a sampling of salads off their irresistible late summer menu, paired up with a few of TJ and Hadley’s favorite rosés of the season!
8.17.17 Fillaboa Albarino, Tequila and Chocolate! 5-8pm
A Winery, a Mixologist, and a Chocolatier walk into the Urban Grape. And that’s no joke! That’s all going down this Thursday! This loaded event begins with Bodegas Fillaboa featuring two stunning Albarino’s from their estate in Riax Biaxas Spain. Next up John from Burke will be sharing a line up of agave-based spirits.
And this crazy tasting wouldn’t be complete without a visit from Sudbury-based Goodnow Farms chocolate which was just featured in the latest issue of Edible Boston!
With a little bit of everything, this tasting is sure to be a lot of fun!
8.18.17 Brewing Outside of the Box! Gypsy beer Face-off: Evil Twin and Stillwater! And Two Roads! 5-8pm
No brewery? No problem! That’s the mantra for the gyspy brewer’s at Evil Twin and Stillwater. In one corner there’s Brooklyn-based Evil Twin, which was founded by Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø who’s presently making beer at 10 different breweries worldwide. And in the other corner we have Stillwater Artisanal, a brewing venture headed by Baltimore-native Brian Strumke who traded in techno DJ’ing for a life of nomadic brewing!
Both these roaming brewers have collaborated with Connecticut’s Two Roads Brewing who will be joining in as well!
8.19.17 'That's Gamazing!' Gamay Game-Changers! 3-6pm
Gamay is one of our favorite underdog grapes. This vigorous vine was exiled from Burgundy in the late 1300’s, cast to the far reaches in Beaujolais where it began a 600 year road to redemption in Pinot Noir’s shadow. Gamay surged in popularity again in the 70’s, but overproduction and the 80’s Beaujolais Nouveau craze caused its second undoing. But Beaujolais’ staunch proponents rallied around their prized crus, proving the wine’s depth and vibrance time and time again. In this celebration of Gamay’s rise to prominence, we’ll be featuring triumphs of cru Beaujolais, as well as champions of the grape the world over.
Gimme that Gamay ya’ll!
8.23.17 Gundlach Bundschu Winemaker Event! 5:30-7:30pm
Katie Bundschu joins us for a special evening to her share her family’s unique California wines. For the last 150 years, the Bundschu family has been farming their Rhinefarm estate vineyard at the crossroads of the Sonoma Valley, Carneros and Napa Valley. Their focus is on making small lots of ultra-premium wines and we’re happy to feature a lineup including their chardonnay, gewürztraminer, and their Mountain Cuvee- a Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec Blend!
8.24.17 Slane Irish Whiskey Tasting! 5-8pm
Alex Coyningham, proprietor of Slane Irish Whiskey stops by Urban Grape to share his family’s newly launched Irish Whiskey from Boyne Valley. Their whiskey is distilled on the premises of the family’s historic Slane Castle.
8.25.17 Chardonnay Smackdown! 5-8pm
It’s a New World vs. Old World smackdown featuring the most famed, international white grape: Chardonnay. Endlessly amenable, the range of styles this grape can produce is mind-boggling. Urban Grape’s very own Jen Liuzzo takes you through a lineup of Chardonnay from across the globe!
8.26.17 Wine and Beer From the Empire State! 3-6pm
It’s a New York Takeover here at UG! We’ll be featuring beer from Southern Tier Brewing based in Lakewood, NY and Brooklyn’s Grimm Artisanal Ales! On the wine side of things – brace yourself for Empire Estate’s Riesling from the Finger Lakes!
8.28.17 The Low-Down on Portuguese Vinho! 6-7:30pm
Considered Europe’s final wine frontier – Portugal is the place to go for finding outstanding value wine. Beyond Port and the Douro Valley, there are still many great regions just waiting to be discovered! The wine culture has developed in relative isolation and with 250+ native varieties that dominate the winemaking scene their labels can be pretty indecipherable. Jack Couto, considered the authority on Portuguese wine, is here to give the low-down on up-and-coming regions to watch and share some distinctive wines made from varietals you’ve probably never tried!
*Free Gift with Purchase of Ticket. Event is 21+. No Refunds within 48 hours of the event.
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8.31.17 Made in Maine Tasting with Rising Tide and Urban Farm Fermentory! 5-8pm
We’re featuring two totally different kinds of brew from Portland, Maine! The beer line up includes an Allstar team including Rising Tide, Banded Horn and Oxbow. Collin from Urban Farm Fermentory joins in to share some gut-healthy kombucha!
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