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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!
10.19.17 Slane and Wines of the Southern Hemisphere! 5-8PM
Alex Coyningham drops by for a visit all the way from Slane Ireland, where his family owns the famous concert venue – Slane Castle. The grounds have become home to their exciting distilling project, where they are working in partnership with Brown Forman, to produce mind-boggling, sustainably-produced Irish Whiskey’s to which all others pale in comparison.
10.20.17 Hot & Fresh New Finds From Winebow! 5-8PM
This Friday we are hosting Molly from Winebow, who will be pouring a lineup of some of UG’s newest wines, all of which over-deliver on value! From Gruet‘s unbelievable sparkler ‘Sauvage’ to a sumptuous old-vine Gamay from Eugene Carrell – this tasting offers a little something for everybody!
10.21.17 Must Have's from Piedmont & Bully Boy Spirits! 3-6PM
It’s no secret that we have a love affair with all things Piedmont. This Saturday James from MS Walker will be pouring a handful of our favorite selections that we always keep in stock from wineries like Vietti, la Spinetta and Produttori de Barbaresco! These classics are show-stoppers, but wallet-friendly enough to open on pizza night!
Our friends from Bully Boy will also be jumping in on the fun to pour some of their tantalizing local spirits! Don’t miss out!
10.26.17 Sweater-Weather Burgundy! 5-8PM
While we will happily drink Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Burgundy all year round, there is no better time to tuck your nose into these terroir-driven beauties than when the leaves have changed and the temperature starts to drop. With the holiday season upon us, it’s the perfect time to open up some dinner-worthy and gift-able wines from off-the-beaten-path climats that are to die for! Nick from Vineyard Road will be pouring offerings from Montille, Genot-Boulanger, Jean Marc Boulay and more!
10.27.17 'Au Naturel' Biodynamic Wines from MISE! 5-8PM
This Friday, Michael from MISE brings in a lineup of organic and biodynamic wines from France and Portugal! Don’t miss out on this hand-picked selection from producers who craft wines with conscientiously grown grapes using traditional methods and favor a hands-off approach to manipulation.
10.28.17 Supple and Savory Reds! 3-6PM
We are bidding October adeiu with a progressive style line up of exciting new reds we can’t wait for you to taste! Tom from Hangtime will be featuring a dramatic range – from a delicate Ploussard from Domaine de la Touraize, to a wallop-packing Petit Sirah from Shannon Ridge!