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. 

 

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
SE
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!


01
November
CH
Chestnut Hill
Sampler Saturdays; A Drinkable Feast! & Indulge Sweets
Saturday, November 01, 2014, 3-6 PM

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Join us as we sample 4 wines featured from our November sampler titled "A Drinkable Feast". This sampler features a chenin blanc, gamay, zin blend and dry sherry which pair perfectly with your thanksgiving meal from start to finish. This festive 4pk is 50.00 with a 67.00 retail value (17.00 savings!). This "Drinkable Feast" is so delicious you will gobble it up in no-time. UG will be joined by Linda Gulman, owner of Indulge!, Fine Confections and Gifts located in Newton. MA who will be sampling delicious nuts and candies!


01
November
SE
South End
Sampler Saturdays; A Drinkable Feast
Saturday, November 01, 2014, 2-5 PM

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Join us as we sample 4 wines featured from our November  Sampler titled "A Drinkable Feast". This sampler features a chenin blanc, gamay, zin blend and dry sherry which pair perfectly with your thanksgiving meal from start to finish. This festive 4pk is 50.00 with a 67.00 retail value (17.00 savings!). This "Drinkable Feast" is so delicious, you will gobble it up in no-time!


06
November
CH
Chestnut Hill
West Coast Represent!
Thursday, November 06, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Jared Marcus from Baystate Wines pours new selections from California, and Oregon!


06
November
SE
South End
Glendalough Irish Whiskey & OZ Wines
Thursday, November 06, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join Donal of Glendalough Distillery as he features traditional Irish Poitins and the new 7 yr Single Malt Irish Whiskey! Donal will be joined by Martin from OZ Wine Co. who will be featuring wineries such as Oregon's Mouton Noir, and California's Brack Mountain Wine Co.!


07
November
CH
Chestnut Hill
Huneeus Vintners
Friday, November 07, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join Nikki from Hunneus Vintners as she features classic California wines such as Flowers, and Prisoner Wine Company's Blindfold and The Prisoner!


07
November
SE
South End
Arborway Imports!
Friday, November 07, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join Chas of Arborway Imports as he features intriguing wines from Slovenia, Lombardy, ITA, and Willamette, OR.


08
November
CH
Chestnut Hill
Uncommon Feasts Sweet & Savory Tarts w/ Lagunitas Brewing Co.!
Saturday, November 08, 2014, 3-6 PM

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Join us as Michelle Mulford, owner of Jamaica Plain based boutique catering company Uncommon Feasts as she samples sweet and savory tarts made from local, seasonal, all natural ingredients. These tarts with be paired with amazing ales poured by Sean from Petaluma, CA based, Lagunitas Brewing Co.


08
November
SE
South End
Harborside Wines & Nella Pasta!
Saturday, November 08, 2014, 2-5 PM

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Gina from Harborside wines samples wines from great Napa and Sonoma wineries such as Ehlers, Matanzas Creek and Hartford Court. Gina will be joined by Leigh & Rachel, owners of Nella Pasta sampling delicious,  handcrafted ravioli! 


13
November
CH
Chestnut Hill
Vanberg & DeWulf’s Coast 2 Coast Toast!
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Importers, Vanberg and DeWulf, hold their annual celebration of Belgian beer, The Coast to Coast Toast, celebrating beers such as Dupont, Dubuisson, and Castelain poured by UG staff!


13
November
SE
South End
Vanberg & Dewulf Coast 2 Coast Toast & 12 Percent Imports!
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Renowned importers, Vanberg and DeWulf,  hold their annual celebration of Belgian beer, The Coast to Coast Toast, which debuted last year as the largest one-day celebration of Belgian beer in the USA. UG staff will be celebrating by pouring belgian beers such as Dupont, Dubuisson, and Castelain! Also in the mix, Bridget of 12 Percent Imports will be featuring an amazing selection of crafts beers such as Evil Twin Brewing and Stillwater Artisanal!


14
November
SE
South End
Domaine Select Wine Estates
Friday, November 14, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Lindsay of DSWE showcases great wines from producers such as COS, Velenosi, Leth and Fantinel to name a few!


14
November
CH
Chestnut Hill
Master Brands; Luxurious Wines from Sonoma and Bordeaux
Friday, November 14, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join Jackie & Brian of Master Brands as they share some special such wineries as Bordeaux's Chateau de Fieuzal, and Sonoma's Vintager wines!


15
November
CH
Chestnut Hill
UGCH 1st Annual Grand Tasting!
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 3-6 PM

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Start your holiday shopping early and join us as we sample over 20 different selections including wine and spirits that will uncork the holiday right! UG will be offering special discounts and available delivery. 


15
November
SE
South End
UGSE 1st Annual Grand Tasting!
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 2-5 PM

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Start your holiday shopping early and join us as we sample over 20 different selections including wine and spirits that will uncork the holiday season right! UG will be offering special discounts and available delivery. 


19
November
SE
South End
Champagne Billecart-Salmon; Luxurious Bubbles
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join us for a very special night of bubbles as Champagne Billecart-Salmon comes to UGSE! Clement will be featuring the Brut Rose, Sous Bois (UG Exclusive) and the Brut Reserve Champagnes!


20
November
CH
Chestnut Hill
Champagne Billecart-Salmon; Luxurious Bubbles!
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join us for a very special night of bubbles as Champagne Billecart-Salmon comes to UGCH! Brand Ambassador, Clement will be featuring the Brut Rose, Sous Bois (UG exclusive) and the Brut Reserve Champagnes!


20
November
SE
South End
Classic Wine Imports
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Deb from Classic Wine Imports features classic thanksgiving wines from Champagne, Burgundy and Napa!


21
November
CH
Chestnut Hill
Vineyard Road Gives Thanks to America’s NorthWest!
Friday, November 21, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Nick from Vineyard Road showcases producers from Oregon and Washington such as Evening Land, Owen Roe and Gramercy Cellars!


21
November
SE
South End
Huneeus Vintners & Grand Ten Distilling!
Friday, November 21, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join Nikki from Huneeus Vintners as she showcases great California and Chilean boutique producers and Lonnie from Grand Ten Distilling in Southie as he shows local spirits such as South Boston Irish Whiskey and Wireworks Gin!


22
November
CH
Chestnut Hill
Ruby Wines, Caledonia Spirits & Nella Pasta!
Saturday, November 22, 2014, 3-6 PM

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Join Cody from Ruby wines as he pours festive wines from South America, and California, while Jessy Loo of VT-based  Caledonia Spirits pours Barr Hill Vodka and Gin, made from VT honey! Also in the mix, Rachel & Leigh of Nella Pasta will be sampling handmade, seasonal ravioli available for purchase!


22
November
SE
South End
Winebow & Miam Miam Macarons!
Saturday, November 22, 2014, 2-5 PM

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Molly from Winebow pours a selection of wines from Spain and Italy and Jennifer and Nicole of Miam Miam Macaronerie bring seasonal macarons to sample and purchase!

 

24
November
CH
Chestnut Hill
Berkshire Mountain Distillers & Ole Imports
Monday, November 24, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Jennifer of Berkshire Mountain Distillers features New England classics such as Greylock Gin and Berkshire Bourbon Whiskey, while Mike of Ole Imports, pours terroir-driven spanish selection that can add a little zest to your thanksgiving table!


25
November
CH
Chestnut Hill
Classic Wines and Jura & Dalmore Scotch
Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Deb from Classic Wine Imports features perfect thanksgiving wines from Champagne, Burgundy and Napa! Maurissa from Blackheath Beverage Group features Scotch from Jura & Dalmore!


25
November
SE
South End
Wine from Ruby and Ole Imports & Pretty Things Beer!
Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join Cody from Ruby Wines and Mike from spanish importer Ole Imports as they pour a bevy of delicious wines, while Seth of Pretty Things Beer features delicious locally made ales, which are also the perfect pairing for turkey day!


26
November
CH
Chestnut Hill
United Liquor’s smorgasbord of wines
Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 3-6 PM

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Shirlee features entry-level and high end wine selections that will make bringing wine home for thanksgiving a breeze!


26
November
SE
South End
A cornucopia of wines for your holiday table!
Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 3-6 PM

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Frank Bomba of Carolina Wine & Spirits features the best wines to share with family and friends on thanksgiving day!


28
November
CH
Chestnut Hill
Value Driven Wines for Black Friday
Friday, November 28, 2014, 5-8 PM

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UG staff pours a selection of wines in a 10-15$ price point since you deserve a reasonable bottle of wine after all the shopping you have accomplished today!


28
November
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South End
Value-Driven Wines for Black Friday
Friday, November 28, 2014, 5-8 PM

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UG staff pours a selection of wines in a 10-15$ price point since you deserve a reasonable bottle of wine after all the shopping you have accomplished today!