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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August
CH
Chestnut Hill
Pavan, the liqueur of Southern France
Friday, August 29, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Named after the 16th century dance of the peacock, Pavan celebrates the South of France. Fine muscat grapes and orange blossoms compose the heart of this delicate and complex liqueur. Paulina samples this refreshing liqueur on its own and in a summer signature cocktail. So don’t be shy, raise your cocktail!


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August
SE
South End
Think Pink for Labor Day Weekend!
Friday, August 29, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Last chance to stock up on rose wine before they are out of stock! Stop by and sample a tantalizing selection of the pink drink!


30
August
CH
Chestnut Hill
Cheers to American Grape Growers!
Saturday, August 30, 2014, 3-6 PM

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In honor of working people this Labor Day weekend, the UG opens wines from American estate-grown producers who work tirelessly in the fields to make wines for our enjoyment. Cheers!


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August
SE
South End
Cheers to American Grape Growers!
Saturday, August 30, 2014, 2-5 PM

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In honor of working people this Labor Day weekend, the UG opens wines from American estate-grown producers who work tirelessly in the fields to make wines for our enjoyment. Cheers!


04
September
CH
Chestnut Hill
Down East Cider House
Thursday, September 04, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Down East Cider House samples fresh-pressed New England hard apple cider sourced from local farmers, and never from concentrate. Join Down East as they feature the regular, cranberry blend, lemonade, and hard honey ciders!


04
September
SE
South End
Allagash Brewing Company
Thursday, September 04, 2014, 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 belgian style wheat, Saison, Black belgian-style stout and the Curieux bourbon barrel-aged strong ale as well as seasonal selections. 


05
September
CH
Chestnut Hill
Passport to Wine Country
Friday, September 05, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Deb from Classic Wine Imports features aromatic whites such as France's Celestin Blondeau's Cuvee Moulins Bales Sancerre and Germany's Villa Wolff Pinot Gris and hearty reds such as Argentine's Clos de los Siete and California's Guenoc Petit Sirah.


06
September
CH
Chestnut Hill
Sampler Saturdays-Bor-duhh! Wines paired w/ Empaná Empanadas!
Saturday, September 06, 2014, 3-6 PM

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Join us for this very special tasting of the September Bor-duhh! Urban Sampler featuring 4 Bordeaux wines (white, rose and deux reds). Also in the mix, Melissa Stefanini creator of Empana, a local empanada business with drool-worthy flavors and great personality will be sampling empanadas such as The Chilean (beef), The Uruguayan (spinach & cheese) and The Mother Clucker (spicy chicken with cilantro.) 


06
September
SE
South End
Sampler Saturdays- Bor-duhh! Wines
Saturday, September 06, 2014, 2-5 PM

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Join the UG, as we sample 4 wines from our monthly Urban Sampler 4-pack titled Bor-duhh! featuring 4 Bordeaux wines (1 white, 1 rose and 2 reds) sold at 50.00 (a $68.00 value). While this French region is steeped in history and home to some of the most expensive wines in the world, the UG selected great value wines that make Bordeaux the obvious region for quality-duhh!


11
September
CH
Chestnut Hill
NBPT @ UGCH!
Thursday, September 11, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join Newburyport Brewing Co., which has been among the country's fastest growing craft brewery! See what all the buzz is about by sampling the Green Head IPA, Plum Island Belgian White, and NBPT Pale Ale! 


11
September
SE
South End
Boston Cidah & Sweet Green Salad!
Thursday, September 11, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Down East Cider House samples fresh-pressed New England hard apple cider sourced from local farmers, featuring signature flavors; the regular, cranberry blend, lemonade, and hard honey ciders! Down East will be joined by Sweet Green, a destination for healthy, delicious food  sourced from local and organic farmers. Sweet Green will be featuring their September signature salad with heirloom tomatoes, watermelon, mint, feta and spicy sunflower seeds!


12
September
CH
Chestnut Hill
Allagash Brewing Company
Friday, September 12, 2014, 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 belgian style wheat, Saison, Black belgian-style stout and the Curieux bourbon barrel-aged strong ale as well as seasonal selections. 


12
September
SE
South End
Owen Roe; Wines of Washington & Oregon
Friday, September 12, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Since 1999, Owen Roe has produced beautiful wines from superior sites in the Pacific Northwest. A place where the fruit ripens slowly and fully, resulting in excellent acidity and balance. All of our grapes are hand harvested, handled with minimal processing, small-lot fermented and aged in French oak barrels. National Sales Manager, Matt Rice will be featuring classic OWen Roe selections such as The Kilmore Oregon Pinot Noir, and The Sinister Hand Rhone Red Blend.


13
September
CH
Chestnut Hill
A Localvore’s Dream Come True; MISE Wine Selection & Sweet Green Salads
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 3-6 PM

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Jackson of MISE, a newton based wine importer focused on organically farmed, small production winegrowers features wines from regions of France such as the Languedoc, Loire and the Rhone. MISE will be joined by Sweet Green (located right across Rt. 9 in the Chestnut Hill Square), a destination for healthy, delicious food  sourced from local and organic farmers. Sweet Green will be featuring their September signature salad with heirloom tomatoes, watermelon, mint, feta and spicy sunflower seeds!


13
September
CH
Chestnut Hill
Jack’s Abby Beer & Empaná Empanadas; The Ultimate College Football Combo
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 2-5 PM

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Jack’s Abby Brewing's  creates lagers featuring locally grown ingredients, traditional German brewing standards, and American innovation. JAB will be featuring staples such as Framingham Lager and Mass Rising Double IPL along with their Octoberfest Copper Legend, named in honor of their plumber. Jack's Abby will be joined by Melissa Stefanini creator of Empana, a local empanada business with drool-worthy flavors such as The Tenderoni and The Sorta Samosa.


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September
CH
Chestnut Hill
Craft Beer & Whiskey from Atlantic Importing
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Richard from Atlantic Importing features domestic beers as well as Bourbon Whiskey!


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September
SE
South End
Troegs Brewing Co.!
Thursday, September 18, 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 of Hershey, PA based Troegs features awesome ales such as HopBack Amber Ale, Perpetual IPA as well as seasonal selections. 


19
September
CH
Chestnut Hill
Fall Selections from MS Walker
Friday, September 19, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Mat from MS Walker features fall red selections such as Italy's Cantele Salice Salentino, France's Jean Francois Merieau "Cent Visages" Malbec and California's Copain Pinot Noir.


19
September
SE
South End
Winemaker Event; Gaetana Jacono of Sicily’s Valle dell’ Acate
Friday, September 19, 2014, 5-8 PM

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The Sicilian winery of Valle dell’Acate run by Gaetana Jacono, can trace Jacono family winemaking back to the 19th century. Located in the southeastern corner of Sicily, the estate produces one of the finest examples of Cerasuolo di Vittoria, the first red wine in all of Sicily to achieve DOCG status.. Valle dell’Acate also makes a great many IGT bottlings from their well-tended vineyards, including  Zagra Grillo, Il Frappato and Tané Nero D'Avola. Also shown, will be Insolia and Nero D'Avola from Valle dell'Acate's value-driven label Casa Ibidini!


20
September
CH
Chestnut Hill
Winemaker Event; Gaetana Jacono of Sicily’s Valle dell’Acate!
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 3-6 PM

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The Sicilian winery of Valle dell’Acate run by Gaetana Jacono, can trace Jacono family winemaking back to the 19th century. Located in the southeastern corner of Sicily, the estate produces one of the finest examples of Cerasuolo di Vittoria, the first red wine in all of Sicily to achieve DOCG status.. Valle dell’Acate also makes a great many IGT bottlings from their well-tended vineyards, including  Zagra Grillo, Il Frappato and Tané Nero D'Avola. Also shown, will be Insolia and Nero D'Avola from Valle dell'Acate's value-driven label Casa Ibidini!


20
September
SE
South End
Your Gameday Gameplan; MISE Wines & Soulas Salsa!
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 2-5 PM

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 Jackson of MISE, a newton based wine importer focused on organically farmed, small production winegrowers features wines from regions in France such as the Languedoc, Loire and the Rhone. Jackson's wines will be served alongside Soulas Salsa featuring Regular & Spicy Salsa and Black Bean & Corn Salsa! Wine and salsa is the perfect accompaniment to watch the Pats on Sunday!


25
September
CH
Chestnut Hill
Jack’s Abby Hand-Crafted Lagers!
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Jack’s Abby Brewing creates lagers featuring locally grown ingredients, traditional German brewing standards, and American innovation. Sarah from JAB will be featuring staples such as Framingham Lager and Mass Rising Double IPL along with their Octoberfest Copper Legend, named in honor of their plumber.


25
September
SE
South End
Fall Selections from MS Walker
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Mat from MS Walker features fall red selections such as Italy's Cantele Salice Salentino, France's Jean Francois Merieau "Cent Visages" Malbec and California's Copain Pinot Noir.


26
September
CH
Chestnut Hill
Italian Selections with AP Imports
Friday, September 26, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Join John Miller of AP Imports as he features great value white and red wines from Italy's Friuli, Piedmont, Sicily and Campania. 


26
September
SE
South End
Atlantic Importing Craft Beer & Whiskey
Friday, September 26, 2014, 5-8 PM

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Richard from Atlantic Importing features domestic beers as well as Bourbon Whiskey!


27
September
CH
Chestnut Hill
Apple-ly Ever After; UG’s Apple Fest
Saturday, September 27, 2014, 3-6 PM

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Join us as we sample a selections of ciders, calvados (apple brandy) and apple ice wine. Mull over your Saturday selections will sipping on fermented apple products that are good to the core!


27
September
SE
South End
Apple-ly Ever After; UG’s Apple Fest
Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2-5 PM

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Join us as we sample a selections of ciders, calvados (apple brandy) and apple ice wine. Mull over your Saturday selections will sipping on fermented apple products that are good to the core!