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. 

 

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November
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Chestnut Hill
December’s “Holiday Cheers” Sampler Saturday
Saturday, November 29, 2014, 3-6 PM

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Join us as we feature 4 wines from our December "Holiday Cheers" sampler featuring a sparkling, white, and two reds perfect for your holiday festivities. These samplers are dressed up in their holiday best and the perfect gift to bring to any holiday festivity!


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November
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South End
December’s “Holiday Cheers” Sampler Saturday
Saturday, November 29, 2014, 2-5 PM

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Join us as we feature 4 wines from our December "Holiday Cheers" sampler featuring a sparkling, white, and two reds perfect for your holiday festivities. These samplers are dressed up in their holiday best and the perfect gift to bring to any holiday festivity!


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December
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Chestnut Hill
Glendalough Irish Whiskey & Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Thursday, December 04, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join Donal of Glendalough Distillery as he features traditional Irish Poitins (Ireland's ancient spirit) and the new Glendalough 7 yr Single Malt Irish Whiskey! Also Sean of Lagunitas Brewing Co. (Petaluma, CA.) features rocking ales such as "Brown Shugga" and "Lil Sumpin Wild". 


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December
SE
South End
Berkshire Mountain Distillers & Vineyard Road Wines
Thursday, December 04, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join Jennifer from Berkshire Mountain Distillers as she features the perfect local gifts; Greylock Gin and Ragged Mountain Aged Rum. Also, Nick from Vineyard Road will be showing outstanding selections such as Domaine Tissot Cremant du Jura, Gerard Boulay Sancerre, Anthill Farms Pinot Noir and Gramercy Cellars Syrah.


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December
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Chestnut Hill
French Lessons from Les Deux Celines!
Friday, December 05, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join Celine Pfeiffer from Groupe Thineot as she pours Canard-Duchene Champagne, while Celine Della Ventura, former UG rockstar employee features luxurious bordeaux such as Chateau Teynac 2010, Les Tourelles de Loungueville 2010 and Chateau Montlabert 2010. Champagne and Bordeaux make the perfect gift for the wine connoisseur on your holiday list!


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December
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South End
Zind-Humbrecht Alsatian Wines & Caledonia Honey Spirits
Friday, December 05, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Christian of Zind-Humbretch samples age-worthy white wines from Alsace, France, while Jessy Loo of Caledonia Spirits features the Barr Hill Vodka, Gin and Tom Cat barrel-aged Gin!


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December
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Chestnut Hill
Domaine Select Wine Estates, Whistle Pig Whiskey & Broma Brownie Company!
Saturday, December 06, 2014, 3-6 PM

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Lindsay of DSWE features wines from Velenosi, COS,  and Leth, while Greg from Whistle Pig features the 10 yr and Boss Hog 13yr rye whiskeys! But wait, there's more!; Derek of Broma Brownie Company will be sampling festive, delicious brownies!


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December
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South End
The Celebrated Return of Terry Theise!
Saturday, December 06, 2014, 2-5 PM

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Importer Extraordinaire, Terry Theise is coming back to UG to share his love & passion for grower Champagne! Terry will be featuring special bubbles which will be sure to get the holiday season popping. Come celebrate this UG employee holiday with us!


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December
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Chestnut Hill
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchants
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join Lisa Strausser from Kermit Lynch Wine Merchants as she features amazing wines from Champagne, Burgundy,  and the Rhone!


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December
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South End
South End Holiday Stroll w/ Bully Boy Distillers!
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Stop in during your South End Holiday Stroll to sample festive cocktails made by Boston distillery, Bully Boy Distillers!


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December
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Chestnut Hill
MISE Wines & Privateer Rum
Thursday, December 11, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Jackson from MISE features great organic French & Italian white and red wines from small producers, while Jay from Privateer makes a festive rum concoction and features Privateer Silver & True American Rum.


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December
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South End
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchants
Thursday, December 11, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join Lisa Strausser of KLWM as she samples festive Italian and French selections such as Veuve Fourny Champagne, Costal Chablis, Sesti Monteleccio Tuscan Sangiovese and Domaine de Gros Nore Bandol Rouge.


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December
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Chestnut Hill
Macallan Scotch-Whisky & Daniela Corte Legging Bar
Friday, December 12, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join Macallan Distillery as they sample the 10yr Fine Oak  Scotch and set up a gift wrap station for any Macallan scotch bottle purchases! Also, featured is local designer Daniela Corte's legging bar where you will find the perfect pair of leggings to feel sophisticated, yet cozy this holiday season!


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December
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South End
Huneeus Vintners & Ore Jewelry
Friday, December 12, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join Nikki Hauser from Hunneus Vintners as she samples festive whites and reds from California and Chile, while Sophie Hughes of South End's Ore Jewelry features  raw and refined pieces which make the perfect gift for yourself or someone special!


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December
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Chestnut Hill
Ruby Wines & Bully Boy-Spindrift Soda Cocktails
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 2-5 PM

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Cody from Ruby Wines features elegant winter reds from Washington State, Califronia & Oregon while, Boston-based Bully Boy Distillers features their Hub Punch, aged rum & whiskey and Spindrift Soda cocktails!


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December
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Chestnut Hill
The Holy Trinity of Holiday Liqueurs
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 5-7 PM

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Paulina samples three liqueurs perfect for holiday cocktails; Mozart Chocolate liqueur, Pavan Orange-Muscat liqueur, and Lejay Cassis Liqueur.


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December
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South End
Arborway Imports Wine, Lagunitas Brewing Co. & Zesty Cookies!
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 2-5 PM

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Chas from Arborway Imports features winter reds such as Oregon Pinot Noir and Italian Nebbiolo, while Sean from Lagunitas Brewing Co. features great ales from Petaluma, California. Heather, co-owner of Zesty Cookie Company samples and sells cookies which will warm you up with a touch of cayenne!


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December
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South End
MISE Organic Wines of France & Italy
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 5-7 PM

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Jackson from MISE features small, family-owned producers including French bubbles, Reds from southern France and Tuscan Sangiovese.


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December
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Chestnut Hill
Two Roads Brewing Co.
Monday, December 15, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Meghan from Straford, CT-based Two Roads Brewing Co. features seasonal and core selections which are the perfect gift for the beer enthusiast in your life!


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December
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South End
Beer, Wine & Bite-size Empanadas= Monday Funday
Monday, December 15, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Start off your week right with and assortment of beer from Left Hand Brewing, wines from Austria, Spain, and Burgundy, Fra from Charles River Wine Company and empanadas from Empaná!


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December
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Chestnut Hill
Masciarelli Wines & Empaná Empanadas!
Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join Debbie Pecce from Masciarelli Wines as she samples festive selections from Piedmont, ITA and Napa, CA while, Empaná samples and sells seasonal bite-size empanadas which make the perfect gift, or mid-week snack!


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December
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South End
Wine, Local Rum & Brownies=Tasty Tuesdays!
Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Andrew from Horizon Beverage features outstanding selections from Napa & Australia, while Privateer Rum samples and cocktails with local Silver and Aged American Rum. For the chocolate enthusiasts, Derek from Broma Brownie Company samples the most delicious, and moist local brownies that will will make your tastebuds tingle with joy!


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December
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Chestnut Hill
Chilean/Argentinian Wines, Dalmore/Jura Scotch & Zesty Cookies
Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Sarah Barry from importer Vine Connections samples great-value white, and red wines from Chile and Argentina, while Maurissa of Dalmore & Jura scotch samples an assortment of scotch-whisky. Heather from Zesty Cookie Company samples and sells her cookies which add a hint of cayenne- the perfect way to warm up this holiday!


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December
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South End
Ideal Wines & Trademark Tarts
Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Kevin from Ideal Wines features small production wines from France and the West Coast, while Justin from Trademark Tarts sells amazing handmade pop tarts!


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December
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Chestnut Hill
Huneeus Vintners & Grand Ten Distilling
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join Nikki Hauser from Huneeus as she samples festive selections from Chile and California, while Southie-based Grand Ten Distilling features Medford Aged Rum, South Boston Irish Whiskey, and Wireworks Reserve Gin!


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December
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South End
Moet Hennessy Champagne & Scotch, Holiday Liqueurs & Daniela Corte Legging Bar!
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Natalie of Moet Hennessy features Champagne & Scotch-whisky, Paulina features Mozart Chocolate Liqueur, Pavan Orange-Muscat Liqueur, and Lejay Cassis Liqueur. For the ladies, local designer Daniela Corte features an assortment of luxe leggings which make the perfect gift!


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December
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Chestnut Hill
Moet Hennessy Champagne & Scotch, Silver Oak Cabernet & Miam Miam Macarons
Friday, December 19, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Natalie from Moet Hennessy samples Champagne & Scotch, Anna features California's Silver Oak Cabernet and Nicole of locally owned Miam Miam Macaronerie features the perfect stocking stuffer-french macarons!