Events

As always our regularly scheduled tastings are held on Thursday and Fridays from 5-8, and on Saturdays from 2-5 (UGSE) and 3-6 (UGCH). “UGCH” designates that the tasting is held at our Chestnut Hill store, while “UGSE” denotes the South End store.

If you’ve never been to a free tasting at UG (or even if you have!), watch the video below to see what makes our free tastings so fun and informative. 

 

23
April
CH
Chestnut Hill
Slumbrew
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 5-8 PM

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Eric from Slumbrew will be sampling local legends such as Happy Sol, Trekker Tripel and Porter Square Porter!


23
April
SE
South End
J. Hilburn Menswear & Northern Italian Wines from OZ
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 5-8 PM

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Susana Brown, personal stylist for J. Hilburn features custom, luxury menswear from J. Hilburn whose factories are based in northern Italy’s Piedmont, and Veneto regions. Martin from Oz Wine Company will be featuring Northern Italian wines from Vallee D'Aosta, Veneto and Piedmont. Sip on wines from these regions, while learning about this exciting custom, yet affordable menswear from Italian fabrics!


24
April
CH
Chestnut Hill
Arborway Imports Vin de France!
Friday, April 24, 2015, 5-8 PM

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Freshly returned from his journey to France, Chas features wines from the Rhone Valley, Burgundy, Alsace and the Loire Valley!


24
April
SE
South End
Winemaker Event; Umberto Valle of Tuscany’s Poggio Trevvalle!
Friday, April 24, 2015, 5-8 PM

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Join us as we host Umberto Valle, owner and winemaker of Tuscan winery Poggio Trevvalle!

Between the towns of Grosseto and Campagnatico lies Poggio Trevvalle on a small hill in the seaside town of Maremma, Tuscany. The Poggio Trevvalle estate covers 17 hectares, of which 14 are vineyards. Over 85% of the vines are Sangiovese. The remaining vines are Alicante, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

The Valle brothers bought the farm in 1998 and chose to cultivate their vines organically in order to produce wines that truly express their terroir. Umberto Valle strongly believes that the taste and flavor of a wine will be unique if the grapes represent the countryside’s soil and microclimate. These affordable, estate wines are pleasing to drink at any occasion and, most importantly have a recognizable taste and flavor.

 Umberto will be showing: 2013 "Passera" Morellino di Scansano, 2013 Morellino di Scansano, 2013 Wine Cube Rosso Toscana (3 Liters) *It's equal to 4 bottles of wine!


25
April
CH
Chestnut Hill
A Buzz-worthy Afternoon with Follow the Honey, Caledonia Spirits & Mead!
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 2-5 PM

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Join us for this sweet pairing as Cambridge-based boutique Follow the Honey shows UGCH how complex and amazing honey can bee! We will also be featuring honey-based spirits from Vermont-based Caledonia Spirits and mead too!


25
April
SE
South End
Berkshire Brewing Co. & Broma Brownie Co.
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 2-5 PM

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Looking for the perfect beers for your weekend festivities? Ben from Berkshire Brewing Co. features stellar selections such as Steel Rail Pale Ale and Dean's Beans Coffeehouse Porter. Come and check out BBC’s new packaging and enjoy these great local brews! Derek of Broma Brownie Company will also be featuring seasonally-inspired, locally-made brownies from all natural ingredients!


27
April
SE
South End
Geek Out with UG: Hops 101!
Monday, April 27, 2015, 6-7:30 PM

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Join our new Urban Hops beer manager, Brendan as he takes us back to the very beginning for our Geek Out with UG: Hops 101! Brendan will discuss everything you need to know about hops - including how they've become the defining ingredient in modern craft beer. Learn the history of hops, as well as experienec different hops from across the globe through a guided beer tasting. Whether you’re scared of hops or you love hops, this is a Geek Out for you! This is an RSVP only event. Get your tickets here!


30
April
CH
Chestnut Hill
United selections from New Zealand & Australia!
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 5-8 PM

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Join Shirlee Stein from United Liquors as she takes us "down under" with outstanding selections from New Zealand & Australia!


30
April
SE
South End
Compass Box Whisky-Artisan Scotch Whiskymakers!
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 5-8 PM

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Compass Box is a specialist Scotch whiskymaker. By trying Compass Box, you will discover a world of small batch Scotch whiskies, made in a variety of styles to appeal to a variety of tastes. Join Compass Box Brand Ambassador, Robin Robinson as he features artisan scotches masterfully blended such as The Lost Blend, Hedonism and the Peat Monster. 


01
May
CH
Chestnut Hill
Ole Imports
Friday, May 01, 2015, 5-8 PM

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Mike Smith from Ole Imports features fun and fresh Spanish selections from various different wine regions including new 2014 Rosato!