Free Tasting Events

Our regularly scheduled tastings are held on Thursday and Fridays from 5-8, and on Saturdays from 3-6.

  • 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 trot on down and stock up!

  • 5.4.17 California Brewery Takeover and Sweetgreen Popup! 5-8PM

    It’s California Love with some of the Sunshine State’s OGs of craft beer: Green Flash, The Bruery and Lagunitas. Sean from Green Flash and Jesse from Craft Brewer’s Guild will be keeping it light and fresh, taking you on a ride along of sours, pale ales and West Coast IPA’s because in the words of 2Pac himself –  ‘California knows how to party’!

    Swing by early to get in on some Sweetgreen! They’ll be launching their new Toro Bowl, a collaboration with local Boston chef Ken Oringer!

  • 5.5.17 South American Winemakers: Casa Silva & Tikal! 5-8PM

    Join us for this very special tasting of wines “South of the Border” from Chile’s Casa Silva and Argentina’s Tikal winery. Felipe from Casa Silva will be featuring Bordeaux’s lost varietals, Sauvignon Gris and Carmenere alongside Tikal’s Alejandro who will be featuring bold, Malbec-based blends. This is a rare opportunity to get an in depth education about South American wines from the experts themselves!

  • 5.6.17 Sampler Saturday! A Rosé Soirée! 3-6PM

    This May it’s a Rosé Soirée, and just in time for Mother’s Day! With the rising temperatures and blue skies ahead, the spring flowers are coming into full bloom in tandem with our burgeoning rosé selection! The country that comes immediately to the fore to boast a multi-hued range of pink wine would be none other than France! From the Languedoc to the Loire, this colorful assortment is sure to offer a little something for all of your spring-time affairs! Taste through this staff-selected 4-pack, available this month on sale for $50.

  • 5.11.17 Down the Road Brewing and MISE! 5-8PM

    Get ready for a Thursday night two-for!
    We are thrilled to be hosting Marc from Down the Road Brewing, a favorite local hub for craft beer out of Newton, MA (new tasting room coming soon!). Marc will be pouring some favorites, including the Seventh Star IPA and Cherry Feyborne Berliner Weisse; as well as rolling out some fresh new DTR brews!

    We’re also welcoming back Michael from MISE Imports, who will take us through an exciting collection of natural and organic wines new to UG!

  • 5.12.17 South End Stroll with Freemark Abbey and Ser Verde! 5-8PM

    Mark your calendar! We will be celebrating the South End Stroll with a very special event featuring Freemark Abbey and Ser Verde Shoes.

    First we welcome Barry Dodds, Ambassador for Freemark Abbey- a bastion of Napa Valley winemaking with a legacy spanning 130 years. Over the years, Freemark Abbey’s Viognier and Cabernet Sauvignon have be longstanding UG favorites.

    Finally, were are pleased to welcome back Boston’s very own Amy Lambroukos-Silva of Ser Verde Shoes who will be sharing her Espadrilles and sandals, handmade exclusively in Spain

  • 5.13.17 Grand Rosé Tasting! 2-6PM

    It’s time to think pink because the Grand Rosé tasting is finally upon us! We’ll be pouring 25 + rosés spanning the world over – from classic styles to off the beaten path selections. With special discounts available, this is the perfect opportunity to back the truck up and go deep on your favorite summer selections while we’re flush with blush! So get yourself in that rosé state of mind and don’t forget to wear pink!

Private Events

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.

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