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. 

 

02
October
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Chestnut Hill
The Spirit of Ipswich-Privateer Rum!
Thursday, October 02, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join Jay of Privateer Rum of Ipswich, MA. as he samples the Silver Reserve Rum and Aged True American Rum. Jay will also be serving a wonderful fall cocktail, the Tea Toddy!


02
October
SE
South End
The New Chile; 6 Chilean Winemakers at UGSE!
Thursday, October 02, 2014, 5-8 PM

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The Urban Grape is honored to welcome 6 Chilean winemakers from importer Vine Connections to share their story of the "New Chile" through their fantastic wines. Featured will be Rene Merino of Merino, Mario Pablo of Casa Silva, Julio Bouchon of  J. Bouchon, Paco Leyton of  Clos de Fous, Eduardo DiSolminihac of Aquitania, and Matias Garces Silva of Amayna and Boya. Join us for this very special tasting experience!


03
October
CH
Chestnut Hill
Sangiovese-Bloody Good Wine Urban Sampler Tasting!
Friday, October 03, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join UG as we sample 4 wines from our October Sangiovese-Bloody Good Wine sampler dedicated to the noble Tuscan varietal, sangiovese whose name comes from the Latin sanguis Jovis, or “the blood of Jove". October's Urban Sampler 4-pack is 50.00 with a 67.00 retail value- an incredible 17.00 worth of savings! Try the many faces of Tuscan sangiovese and see what makes these wines so bloody good!


03
October
SE
South End
Sangiovese-Bloody Good Wine Urban Sampler Tasting
Friday, October 03, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join UG as we sample 4 wines from our October Sangiovese-Bloody Good Wine sampler dedicated to the noble Tuscan varietal, sangiovese whose name comes from the Latin sanguis Jovis, or “the blood of Jove".  October's Urban Sampler 4-pack is 50.00 with a 67.00 retail value- an incredible 17.00 worth of savings! Try the many faces of Tuscan sangiovese and see what makes these wines so bloody good!


04
October
CH
Chestnut Hill
UG’s Annual Oktoberfest & Pumpkin Beer Tasting w/ KitchenSurfing fall-inspired fare!
Saturday, October 04, 2014, 3-6 PM

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Bring out your leiderhosen and raise a stein as Urban Hops will be featuring a bevy of pumpkin and oktoberfest beers. UG will be joined by Kitchen Surfing chef, Robert Grant will be creating the perfect fall fare to go with these seasonal beer selections. Prost!


04
October
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South End
UG’s Annual Oktoberfest & Pumpkin Beer Tasting w/ KitchenSurfing fall-inspired fare!
Saturday, October 04, 2014, 2-5 PM

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Bring out your leiderhosen and raise a stein as Urban Hops will be featuring a bevy of pumpkin and oktoberfest beers. UG will be joined by Kitchen Surfing chef, Matthew Harker who will be creating the perfect fall fare to go with these seasonal beer selections. Prost!


09
October
CH
Chestnut Hill
Tröegs Brewing Co.
Thursday, October 09, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Tröegs is a family nickname, from the founders' surname Trogner. When combined with a Flemish word “Kroeg,” meaning "pub," the result  is Tröegs. Tim LaRosee of Hershey, PA based Troegs features awesome ales such as HopBack Amber Ale, Perpetual IPA as well as seasonal selections. 


09
October
SE
South End
Sixpoint Brewery & local nibbles from Something Gud!
Thursday, October 09, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Jake from Brooklyn-based Sixpoint Brewery shares seasonal and core six point beer offerings, while Nick from Something Gud brings the farmers market to UGSE sampling locally made, seasonal products!


10
October
CH
Chestnut Hill
Vinifera Imports
Friday, October 10, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join Seth from Vinifera Imports as he samples small production Italian wines from Piedmont, Tuscany and the Veneto!


10
October
SE
South End
Troegs Brewery & Boutique Wines
Friday, October 10, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Tröegs is a family nickname, from the founders' surname Trogner. When combined with a Flemish word “Kroeg,” meaning "pub," the result  is Tröegs. Tim LaRosee of Hershey, PA based Troegs features awesome ales such as HopBack Amber Ale, Perpetual IPA as well as seasonal selections. Tim will be joined by Andrew Hopkins of Horizon Beverage who will feature wines from producers such as Mauritson, Sean Thackrey, and Craggy Range!


11
October
CH
Chestnut Hill
Bantam Cider & Boston BonBon!
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 3-6 PM

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Christina of Bantam Cidery will be featuring modernly-crafted dry ciders made from New England apples. Christina will be joined by Rita of Boston BonBonwho will be sampling and selling delicious dessert-inspired cookies and French Macarons infused with Asian flavors such as  Lemongrass Ginger, and Green Tea Latte.

 

11
October
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South End
Historic Brunello Producer Ciacci Piccolomini D’Aragona!
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 2-5 PM

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Join Ciacci Ambassador, Angela Biagiotti as she samples a range of red wines from historic tuscan estate Ciacci Piccolomini D'Aragona including the Toscana Rosso, Ateo Merlot/Cabernet Blend, Fabius Syrah, and 2009 Brunello di Montalcino!


14
October
SE
South End
Show your SUP-PORT for Jorge Rosas of Ramos Pinto Porto!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Urban Grape proudly welcomes Jorge Rosas, managing director of Ramos Pinto, founded in 1880. Among Port producers, Ramos Pinto enjoys the distinction of holding the largest proportion of vineyards in relation to its production, giving it a high degree of control over viticultural methods and harvest time. Jorge will be featuring ports such the Collector Ruby, LBV,  and also the 10yr., 20yr. and 30yr. tawny! 


16
October
CH
Chestnut Hill
Newburyport Brewing Co. & Something Gud local nibbles!
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Founded by Newburyport residents Bill Fisher & Chris Webb, Newburyport Brewing Company is Massachusetts’ only “keg and can” brewery with three ales — Newburyport Pale Ale™, Plum Island Belgian White™, and Green Head IPA™ — the beer that bites you back. NBPT will be joined by Nick of Something Gud who will be bringing the farmers market to UGCH featuring local nibbles of local, seasonal produce!


16
October
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South End
Lee Nordlund, of CA.’s White Hart & Punch Vineyards and Mystic Brewery!
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Lee Nordlund, Managing Partner of Napa's Punch Vineyards and Central Coast's White Hart will be featuring the 2011 Punch Vineyards Cabernet and White Hart's 2013 Chardonnay and 2010 Pinot Noir. Also, in the mix Ryan from Mystic Brewery of Chelsea, MA. will showcase locally crafted, belgian-inspired ales influenced by indigenous yeasts and magic!


17
October
CH
Chestnut Hill
Small Production Gems from Ideal Wines
Friday, October 17, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join South End resident and representative of Ideal Wine & Spirits, Kevin Cassidy as he features outstanding small producers from Oregon, France, Austria and California!


17
October
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South End
Vinifera Imports!
Friday, October 17, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join Seth from Vinifera Imports as he samples small production Italian wines from Piedmont, Tuscany and the Veneto!


18
October
CH
Chestnut Hill
Weekend Warrior Wines & Tortilleria La Nina White Corn Tortillas!
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 3-6 PM

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Whether you are going to a dinner party, or watching football on the sofa Andrew Hopkins of Horizon Beverage will be featuring wines from producers such as Mauritson, Sean Thackrey, and Craggy Range that are sure to kick off your weekend right! Also, Maria of Tortilleria La Nina will be sampling amazing locally-made white corn tortillas!


18
October
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South End
Boston Bon Bon mini desserts paired with UG Selections!
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 2-5 PM

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Rita, owner Boston BonBon will be sampling and selling dessert-inspired cookies and French Macarons infused with Asian flavors such as Lemongrass Ginger, and Green Tea Latte. These flavors will be paired with some of our staff's favorite selections!

 

23
October
CH
Chestnut Hill
Cynthia Hurley French Imports
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join Roy Cohen from Cynthia Hurley as he features great wines from Burgundy, the Loire, and the Rhone Valley.


23
October
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South End
Historic California Producers
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Deb from Classic Wine imports features historic California producers such as  Gundlach Bundschu, Ridge and Guenoc.


24
October
CH
Chestnut Hill
Masciarelli Wines features Fall Reds
Friday, October 24, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Deb Pecce of Masciarelli Wines features fall reds Piedmontese Barbera, Chianti Classico, Barolo and Burgundy!


24
October
SE
South End
Small Production Gems from Ideal Wines
Friday, October 24, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join representative of Ideal Wine & Spirits, Kevin Cassidy as he features outstanding small producers from Oregon, France, Austria and California!


25
October
CH
Chestnut Hill
Trick or Treat for Adults w/ United Liquors & Dove & Figs Jam!
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1-4 PM

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Shirlee from United Liquors will be featuring wines that are so good, they will have you spellbound!  Robin Cohen, owner of Local Jammery Dove & Figs will be sampling festive fall jams such as Evil Apple (Spicy apple and chipotle) and Harvest Fair (Apples, dried figs, almonds,  with local dark honey). 

Candy for trick or treaters of all ages will also be available!


25
October
CH
Chestnut Hill
Baystate Wines & Snap Top Prepared Foods!
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2-5 PM

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Jared from Baystate featured wines from Califronia & Oregon producers including Stolpman Vineyards, Aviary, and The Alchemist.  Jared will be joined by Nicki from Snap Top Market (UG's Next-Door Neighbor) who will be sampling from ST'S new carry-out menu featuring raw, vegan wholesome foods!


30
October
CH
Chestnut Hill
Mystic Brewery!
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Ryan from Mystic Brewery of Chelsea, MA. will showcase locally crafted, belgian-inspired ales influenced by indigenous yeasts and magic!


30
October
SE
South End
Privateer Rum & Bantam Cider
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 5-8 PM

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During fall there is nothing better than crisp apple cider and smooth, mouth-warming rum and we have both at UGSE with local cidery Bantam pouring their modern, yet delicate craft ciders and Ipswich-based Privateer Rum featuring their Silver Reserve and True American Aged Rum. The perfect combo for Halloween festivities!


31
October
CH
Chestnut Hill
Wickedly Good Italian Wine!
Friday, October 31, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Happy Halloween! Lindsay from DomaineSelectWineEstates features great Italian producers such as COS, Fantinel and spirits from Averna! It will be a difficult choice to figure out WITCH wine to choose!


31
October
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South End
Which Wine is Witch? A UGSE Blind Tasting!
Friday, October 31, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Leave your inibitions at the door and join us on All Hallows Eve as Cody from Ruby Wines samples wines blindly so you can choose WITCH wine works best for your halloween festivities!