Free Tasting Events
Our regularly scheduled tastings are held on Thursday and Fridays from 5-8, and on Saturdays from 3-6.
3.23.17 European Cellars French & Spanish Selections! 5-8PM
Adam of European Cellars features wines that rely on a sense of place over processes such as the Loire Valley’s La Craie, and Jean–François Mérieau, Jumilla’s Casa Castillo, and Rhone Valley’s Michel Gassier! Also, join our Urban Community Partner, Haley House, for some scrumptious chocolate chip cookies!
3.24.17 Blended Wines! 5-8PM
Join Masterbrands as they showcase iconic and experimental white and red blends from Northeastern Italy, Bordeaux, Portugal, and South Africa!
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, Hop Up and First American Cherry Cider!
3.27.17 GEEK OUT WITH UG: Sake 101 6:00-7:30PM
Sake is a beverage which can feel especially intimidating to dive into since it seems so foreign and complex. To ease this intimidation, the sake professionals at Hojoko, a fun, high-energy Japanese tavern located in Fenway’s The Verb Hotel will be featuring adorably packaged sake in individual serving cups which appeal to every palate, price range and aesthetic! Enjoy a wealth of sake knowledge provided by Hojoko’s Alyssa Mikiko DiPasquale, Advance Sake Professional, and Claire Makley, Certified Sake Professional, while learning about different Sake styles, History of Sake, Sake Cup Trends and even play a round of Sake Cup Bingo! Light bites will be provided by Hojoko and these sakes are so delicious that you will want to collect every cup! Buy your tickets HERE!
*Free Gift with Purchase of Ticket. Event is 21+. No refunds within 48 hours of the event.
3.30.17 Hidden Gems: "Best Bang For Your Buck" Regions! 5-8PM
These days we are lucky enough to have wine made in many blossoming regions around the world that promote value through lesser known indigenous grapes, inexpensive land and value driven methods of production. Join UG as we explore “Best Bang For Your Buck” regions such as Portugal, Southern France and Chile that are a truly delicious deal!
3.31.17 Belgian Inspired Beers: Ommegang & Boulevard! 5-8PM
4.6.17 Winemaker Event: Jeff Nelson of Liquid Farm! 5-8PM
Liquid Farm founders & husband-wife team Nikki and Jeff Nelson’s mission is simple and compelling: To support local viticulture and honor old world wines that have naturally high acidity and which are not masked by modern day manipulations. Urban Grape proudly welcomes Liquid Farm’s Jeff Nelson featuring low alcohol, cool climate, terroir-driven Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from from Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County!
4.7.17 Night Shift Distributing Launch! 5-8PM
Mike Robinson features Night Shift Brewing’s core and rotating selections, while also pouring selections from the newly established Night Shift Distributing portfolio! This will be the first time to taste all these beers together in a retail setting! Stay tuned for the full lineup!
4.8.17 Springtime-Worthy Selections! 3-6PM
In celebration of (slowly) rising springtime temps, Molly from Winebow showcases wines that are perfect for spring including white, red and a selection of NEW ROSÉ!
4.13.17 Luxurious Blends of Bordeaux! 5-8PM
Celine of Compagnie Medocaine des Grand Crus is back to showcase magnifique Bordeaux! She will be featuring right and left bank selections such as Chateau Carbonnieux Pessac Leognan Blanc, Chateau Roustaing Cuvee Octavius Bordeaux Superior, Le Jardin de Petit Village Pomerol, and Les Tourelles de Longueville Pauillac!
4.20.17 Monsieur Touton Old World Selections! 5-8PM
Join Chris of Monsieur Touton, a world class supplier with a comprehensive range of over 3,500 wines from around the world – from the world famous vineyards of Bordeaux to the influential wineries of the New World. Chris will be showcasing a range of wineries from the “Old World” regions such as France’s Sancerre and Burgundy, Spain’s Valencia, and Italy’s Umbria!
4.27.17 Bruno Paillard Champagne! 5-8PM
Bruno Paillard is an independent, family-run house located in the heart of the Champagne region. In 1983, Bruno Paillard became the first champagne producer to display the disgorgement date on each bottle, to be transparent with consumers about the lifespan of his champagne. Join Export Manager, François as he showcases elegant, yet complex selections such as The Premiere Cuvée, Rosé, and vintage Champagne which will be sure to add sparkle to your Thursday evening!
4.29.17 Pony Shack Cider! 3-6PM
Founder, Nate McKinley handpicks apples from local orchards to make Pony Shack Cider, an all-natural hard cider produced by McKinley in his Boxborough home’s garage-turned-cidery. Nate will be tasting creative ciders such as Orchard Blues, Barrel Me Over, and The Manhattan. Urban Grape is the only Boston shop to carry Pony Shack so stop on by and stock up!
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