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. 

 

28
March
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South End
St. George Spirits & Slumbrew Brews
Saturday, March 28, 2015, 2-5 PM

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 Andie from St. George samples craft spirits from America’s original craft distillery. Try whiskey, gin and liqueurs that are artfully crafted in Alameda,CA.  Also, Eric from Slumbrew will be sampling local legends such as Happy Sol, and Porter Square Porter!


28
March
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Chestnut Hill
The ABC’S of France
Saturday, March 28, 2015, 2-5 PM

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Join us as we open French wines from Alsace, Bordeaux and Champagne!


30
March
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South End
Geek Out; Manhattans Served with a Twist!
Monday, March 30, 2015, 6-7:30 PM

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Start your week of right by expanding your knowledge of the basic Manhattan whiskey cocktail with Boston's most spirited personality, Kirsten Amman (better known as Kitty!). As the local brand manager for Frattelli Branca, Kitty specializes in perfect Manhattan accompaniments such as Carpano Antica, Fernet Branca and Punt e Mes. Kitty will show you how to shake up your perfect Manhattans, and will even debut her mysterious white Manhattan! 

We're so excited for Kitty's debut at UG - and as a certified Mahattan freak, you'll have to fight TJ for a spot at the head of the table! 

THIS IS AN RSVP ONLY EVENT. Tickets are available here!


02
April
CH
Chestnut Hill
Allagash Brewing Co.
Thursday, April 02, 2015, 5-8 PM

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Billy, Massachusetts Sales Representative from Allagash features Belgian-style beers brewed in Portland, Maine. Billy will be pouring staples such as the White, Saison, Black as well as seasonal selections.


02
April
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South End
Vine Connections Sake!
Thursday, April 02, 2015, 5-8 PM

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Join Sarah Barry as she features versatile sakes from Vine Connections portfolio such as Bride of the Fox and Dreamy Clouds!


04
April
CH
Chestnut Hill
Sampler Saturdays; “Soil Rocks!” April Sampler
Saturday, April 04, 2015, 2-5 PM

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Join us as we feature four wines (2 whites, 2 reds) from our April Urban Sampler 4pk titled “Soil Rocks!”.  See if your taste buds can taste the soil traits that make these wines rock!


04
April
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South End
Sampler Saturdays; “Soil Rocks!” April Sampler
Saturday, April 04, 2015, 2-5 PM

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Join us as we feature four wines (2 whites, 2 reds) from our April Urban Sampler 4pk titled “Soil Rocks!”.  See if your taste buds can taste the soil traits that make these wines rock!


09
April
CH
Chestnut Hill
Notch; American Session Beer
Thursday, April 09, 2015, 5-8 PM

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Join Zac of Notch Brewing, of Ipswich, MA as he features flavorful, refreshing beers such as the Session Pils, Left of the Dial IPA and Saison!


09
April
SE
South End
Rutherford’s Round Pond Estate
Thursday, April 09, 2015, 5-8 PM

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Join James, of Napa’s Round Pond Estate, a family-owned winery specializing in pure, expressive Sauvignon Blanc & Cabernet Sauvignon wines, artisan olive oils, red wine vinegars and unforgettable farm-to-table guest experiences James will be featuring the Round Pond Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc,  Round Pond Kith & Kin Cabernet Sauvignon and the Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon.


11
April
CH
Chestnut Hill
David’s Tea Infusions!
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 2-5 PM

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Join the amazing staff of The Street’s David’s Tea as they feature great spring teas, which will create the perfect teatime moment, but infused with vodka make a great spring cocktail!


11
April
SE
South End
Harborside California Selections
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 2-5 PM

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Join Gina from Harborside as she features wines from California’s Byron Estate, Freemark Abbey, Hartford Court and Ehlers Estate!


16
April
CH
Chestnut Hill
M.S. Walker Bourbon & Rye Whiskey
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 5-8 PM

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Ben Sandroff of MS Walker features domestic whiskies such as  Smooth Ambler "Old Scout" 10 Year Bourbon from West Virginia, and Dad's Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey!


16
April
SE
South End
Anderson Valley Brewing Co.
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 5-8 PM

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Anderson Valley Brewing Company was founded in 1987 and at the time, it was one of just 20 craft breweries in the United States. Have some fun with Ryan as he pours these Mendocino, CA beers that feature phrases from the local Boontling lingo such as Hop Ottin, and Bahl Hornin’!


17
April
CH
Chestnut Hill
Wines from Spain’s Ribera del Duero & Rueda!
Friday, April 17, 2015, 5-8 PM

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Please join Newton-based sommelier Mark Buckley as he features savory Tempranillo red wines from Spain’s Ribera del Duero and Rueda’s fresh Verdejo white wines!


17
April
SE
South End
Arborway Imports Vin de France
Friday, April 17, 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!


18
April
CH
Chestnut Hill
New Selections from Baystate
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 2-5 PM

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Meet Baystate Rep, Justin as he features new wines to UG such as Jean-Max Rodger Cuvee CM Sancerre, Pali’s Huntington Pinot Noir, Poggio Bonelli’s Chianti Classico, and Foppiano Estate’s Russian River Valley Petit Sirah, 


18
April
SE
South End
Educated Guess Owner Mark Albrecht Tasting & Bottle Signing!
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 2-5 PM

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Educated Guess has been a staple at the UG since inception and we are ecstatic to have proprietor Mark Albrecht joining us at UGSE! Roots Run Deep Winery was founded in 2005 with the promise of producing unparalleled wine from the Napa Valley at prices everyone can afford.  Mark Albrecht is a 15-year veteran in the wine industry and has been involved in all aspects of the industry from restaurant to retail, and wholesaler to supplier. Mark will be featuring the 2012 Educated Guess Napa Valley Cabernet and the 2010 Hypothesis Reserve Cabernet. Palate cleansing, delicious crackers will be provided by Rockport, MA-based, Honu’s Hearth who specializes in bringing farm to table one cracker at a time!