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At The Urban Grape, we live and breathe one fundamental principle: learning about wine should be fun. For us that means gathering with friends, turning on some music, popping bottles, and engaging in some lively conversation.
Our passion for teaching our clients about wine led us to create Urban Affairs, a division of our company devoted exclusively to private tasting events. Led by our energetic and enthusiastic educators, these private tastings are the ultimate in-home and in-office entertainment. Perfect for alumni events, bridal parties, client appreciation events, and office celebrations, your wine journey can be crafted to fit the tastes and needs of your guests.
Some popular Urban Affair themes include:
- Drink Progressively (wines from lightest to heaviest bodied)
- Old World vs. New World (i.e., Bordeaux vs. Napa)
- Sparkling Wines from Around the World
- Up and Coming Wine Regions
- Seasonal Selections (rosé, holiday, etc)
- Female Winemakers
- Not into wine? Book a beer or spirits tasting!
For more information on booking an Urban Affair of your own, as well as pricing, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.
In your own private oasis with our beautifully designed store as your backdrop, and with our highly trained staff at your beck and call, The Urban Grape is the perfect site for all of your entertaining needs. Our lively in-store tastings provide education about five different beverage selections, all while giving your guests time to mingle, nosh, and shop. This is the perfect way to enjoy all the comforts of home without the hassle of event setup and cleanup!
If you’re looking for a wine experience in the comfort of your own home, The Urban Grape team is ready to hit the road! Our in-home tastings provide your guests with a unique experience – a guaranteed hit to be talked about for months to come! Typical bookings include cocktail parties, holiday parties, bachelorette and bachelor parties, or even formal wine dinners.
Thirsty Thursdays and team building take on a whole new level of fun with The Urban Grape arrives to lead an in-office wine tasting! With service offerings that range from client appreciation events to educating your staff on how to order wine at a business dinner, our staff travels the city entertaining some of the biggest companies in Boston. Call us today to see how we can help you seamlessly combine wine education with networking and relationship building!
Our team can even work with you on your food selections for the evening. We have many caterers, food artisans, and restaurants that we regularly work with.
Want to learn about wine but are not yet ready to commit to an Urban Affair of your own? Sign up for our weekly newsletter for information on our monthly Geek Out educational classes and quarterly Pop-Up nights in which we demystify the world of food and beverage pairing!
12.14.17 Continuum, Cask Force, & a Cornucopia of Wine! 5-8PM
Join us to for a delightful Cornucopia of tastings featuring Tim Mondavi’s signature wine, Continuum, a blend that represents the beauty of Napa Valley, Domestic Small-Batch Whiskies from Caskforce, brand new festive bubbly, white and red from Ruby, and fortified wines and bubbles from Broadbent selections. Perfect gifts for the connoisseur on your list!
12.15.17 Give the Gift of…! 5-8PM
…Holiday Booze! We’ll be sampling fun holiday beers with Caitlin from Origin Beverage, specialty scotch whiskies with John from Burke Distributing, and big-ticket Italian vino featuring Ferrari bubbles, Bertani Amarone, and TreRose Vino Nobile di Montepulciano! Triple Yum!
12.16.17 Long Meadow Ranch Tasting! 3-6PM
Don’t miss out on a memorable tasting with Jennifer of Long Meadow Ranch featuring farm to table favorites from Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino! LMR’s wines are all sourced from sustainable vineyards, and are renowned for their elegance and balanced style, not to mention favorites of restaurant wine lists!
12.17.17 UG’s First "Stocking Stuffers" Holiday Pop-up! 2-5PM
UG loves to support our local artisans! We’ll be hosting a holiday pop-up with local vendors such as Short Path Distillery, Red & Wolf Paper Co., and Cask Force (to name a few) for a fantastic curated selection of stocking stuffers to cross off those last minute lists!
12.20.17 Get in the Holiday Spirit: Craft Tequila & Whiskey! 5-8PM
Need a fantastic last minute gift for the holidays? We’ll have Ben from MS Walker in-store pouring craft whiskeys and tequilas guaranteed to impress your favorite aficionado in the family.
12.21.17 Double Important Importer Night! 5-8PM
Double the fun featuring the delightful selections of two famous importers known for their commitment to sourcing quality wines: Kermit Lynch and Vineyard Brands. Kermit Lynch has easily become one of the most recognized names in French and Italian wines focusing on small production, family owned wineries. When it comes to Vineyard Brands Portfolio, they represent 75 different brands from all over the world that are synonymous quality.
12.22.17 Festive Fun with Folio, Trellis and Duvel! 5-8PM
Katie of Folio will be pouring champagne from Charles Heidseick and Chateauneuf du Pape from Andre Brunel, Brittany from Trellis features Napa’s finest boutique producers and Matt of Duvel entertains the beer lovers with festive ales perfect for celebrations.
12.23.17 Indigenous Portfolio: A Night in Piedmont! 3-6PM
As a special treat, we’ll also be featuring a unique spirit known as Empress Gin. Infused with the butterfly pea blossom, it’s an indigo sensation!
12.28.17 Bring On the Bubbly! 5-8PM
Bubbles for every budget! We have a wide-range of sparklers from all over to satisfy your taste buds (and price points). From Jean Vesselle’s Grower Champagne to a Blanquette de Limoux with a few fun and geeky in between, we’ll have plenty to satisfy one and all!
12.29.17 Celebration Libations! 5-8PM
12.30.17 A Trio of Tastings! 3-6PM
We’re highlighting Grower Champagnes from the Terry Theise portfolio that are perfect for your special NYE celebration. More than just “farmer’s fizz,” these hand-crafted sparklers are made with a little extra TLC!
For the craft beer lovers, Bailey from Craft Collective, will be showcasing New England small-batch breweries perfect for NYE!
Finally, Tim from Hangtime, will finish out the last Saturday of 2017 with wines from Thirsty Owl in the Finger Lakes, Domaine de la Touraize from the Arbois, Colene Clemens in Oregon and maybe a surprise or two!
12.31.17 Cheers to 2018! 1-4PM
Joey from Collective Arts will also be spreading the new year’s joy with an artisan beer tasting! Collective Arts is a grassroots craft brewer based in Ontario that aims to fuse the creativity of craft beer with the inspired talents of emerging artists, musicians and filmmakers.