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.
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 5-8 PM
Our first day of Twelve Days of Tastings kicks off with Nikki From Huneeus Vinters pouring selections from California & Chile, while our new resident Sake curator/sensei Tom pours a selection of artesian sake!
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 2-5 PM and 5-8PM
From 2-5pm join Shirlee from United as she pours through Italian wines from the Banville & Jones portfolio from regions such as Sardinia, Umbria & Tuscany! Brenton will be pouring Muscat-based Liqueur Pavan & Chocolate Liqueur Mozart!
From 5-8pm join Jackson from MISE as he pours organic French & Italian Wines, and Daniel from Whistle Pig as he pours from a selection of Vermont-based Rye Whiskies!
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 2-5 PM and 5-8pm
From 2-5pm join Grand Ten Distilling as Lonnie pours artesian spirits such as the Firepuncher Black, Pepper & Taza Chocolate infused vodka, gin and cordials! Taza Chocolate of Somerville will also be in the house pairing chocolate! The Wine Pro, Jerry will be pouring small production gems from France & California!
From 5-8pm Downeast Cidery of Boston will be pouring apple cider & apple-cranberry cider, while Kevin from Ideal pours the ideal wines for your holiday table and aperitifs as well!
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 5-8 PM
Troy, Whiskey Ambassador from High West Distillery (Park City, Utah) pours different styles of whiskey from the world’s first and only ski-in gastro-distillery. Cowboy Hats and Foggy Goggles encouraged!
Thursday, December 19, 2013, 5-8 PM
Join Nikki from Huneeus Vintners as she features wines from California’s Flowers, and Faust and Chile’s Ritual and Primus. Deb from Classic Wines will be pouring her favorite holiday bubbly, white, red and dessert selections!
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 2-5 PM and 5-8 PM
From 2-5pm Join Lonnie from South Boston based Grand Ten Distilling, accompanied by Somerville based Taza Chocolates, and Nick from Horizon Beverage who will be pouring festive wines and bubbly!
From 5-8pm Joe from Great Brewers pours Belgian & Belgian style beers and Roy from Cynthia Hurley Imports pours French Bubbly, Blanc & Rouge!
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 2-5 PM and 5-8PM
From 2-5pm Burke Spirits pours hand-crafted tequila and whiskey, which make the perfect gift for the spirit aficionado in your life, plus Deb from Classic Wines pours festive wines perfect for under the tree, or atop your holiday table!
From 5-8pm Mat from MS Walker pours fine wine and spirits!
Sunday, December 22, 2013, 2-5 PM
Join us some last minute shopping with Shirlee of United Liquors as she helps your find the perfect wines for your holiday celebration. In true Shirlee fashion you can expect a curated selection of exceptional wines of all price points!
Saturday, December 28, 2013, 2-5 PM
From 2-5pm Join Shirlee from United Liquors as she pours her favorite sparkling and still wines which are sure to make your 2014 perfect!
From 5-8pm UG pours the perfect brews to keep you partying until the ball drops on NYE!
Saturday, December 28, 2013, 2-5 PM and 5-8PM
From 2-5pm Deep Eddy Distillery of Austin, Texas pours their straight vodka, and naturally flavored Sweet Tea and Grapefruit Vodkas which can craft the perfect holiday cocktail!
From 5-8pm UG pours festive beers of all styles to ring in the New Year!
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 2-7 PM
Cody from Ruby Wines has you covered for your NYE celebration pouring great wines that will enhance your celebration while Elizabeth George of Broadbent Selection will be pouring Cava, Wines and Ports!