Issue 333 | May 2017

wine••sense is devoted to bringing you a selection of wines from around the world that will intrigue and entertain your palate. Thank you for trusting.

Club•WS | spring

May wine club is ready for pickup from Thursday, May 4th.

Join the club - only 3 months at a time

what: 4 wines each month - two reds and two whites/rosés

how long: 3 month commitment

you pay: $149.97 ($49.99 per month)

you get: 4 bottles, detailed notes, and first dibs on many new wines arriving at the shop.

Revolving membership, so you can join any time!

About us:

"When you walk into wine-sense, you quickly discover that it's not your typical wine shop. And it doesn't want to be. For over ten years, Samanta Ettore, a native of Tuscany, and her staff have worked to give their customers a "sense" of how each bottle on the shelves can complement their lives. Through years of delivering wine education and traveling to vineyards around the world, the wine-sense team ensures that all customers - whether wine aficionados or people new to wine - leave with the right bottle. With additional culinary backgrounds, Samanta and her team can also ensure that your food and wine pairings are perfect for any occasion.

When visiting winemakers come to wine-sense and at times end up leaving with bottles, you know it's a special shop. Winemakers understand what it takes to bottle a dream and know that their wine will only speak the truth about their efforts, their grapes, their land, and their history. wine-sense brings that to you. It's not just about the wine; it's about the sense of the wine.

wine-sense is an award-winning wine purveyor with a continually changing inventory that embraces seasonality, small production and new discoveries in the world of wine. This makes every visit to wine-sense a special occasion. If you want a bottle of wine, any shop will do. If you want the sense of wine, then wine-sense is your place."


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Phone: 978.749.9464

Upcoming Tasting Events

Thursday, May 18

Summer Whites - Finally the weather we've been waiting for to show off all our new Summer Whites. Bethann will be at the tasting table with some great summer sippers. 6 to 8.

Thursday, May 25

Rediscovering Vinho Verde - We all love them, well some of them. While featuring our favorite Vinho Verde we'll explore its popularity and clear up any misconceptions. 6 to 8.

Wednesday, May 31

Immerse•WS - Our one-hour crash course on white Burgundy. Read below for more details. 6:45 to 7:45.


In addition to our weekly Thursday night tastings here are a few important tastings you must save the date for:

June 1st: Quantico Winemaker's visit - Sicily.

June 16th: Patricia Green Winemaker's visit - Oregon. RSVP needed.

June 22nd: Second rosé tasting.

Saturday Tastings are back, starting in June

Sancerre Rosé Offer

Click here to see the offer details.


Immerse•WS A one-hour micro-class featuring one premier wine at a time. The cost is $15 per class, no registration or reservation needed. We'll be holding Immerse•WS on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:45 to 7:45.

MAY: 5/31 - White Burgundy
JUNE: 6/28 - White Sancerre 

Private Immerse•WS: You and 11 of your friends can book your own micro-class. Call us or stop by and we'll talk.


Here's a hidden gem in town that not many people know about. One of my dearest customers has shared this with me and I am fascinated to hear about its presence here in Andover. "New England Gallery has been buying and selling fine art and antiques in Andover since 1969. Our extensive collection ranges from the 18th-20th century fine art, furniture and decorative arts. We pride ourselves on selecting unique, fresh-to-the-market pieces that will enhance your life and home. We are open to the public and trade. Appraisals services are also available." - N.E.G.

Still Life with Dogwoods. (photo by: NEG left)
Still Life with Fruit. (photo by: NEG right)


A presto,
Samanta Ettore

Store Hours: Mon-Wed 11 to 7, Thu-Fri 11 to 8, Sat 10 to 7, Sun 12 to 6

Northshore Magazine Readers' Choice Best Wine Store 2007, 2008, 2012 | Wicked Local Readers' Choice, Best Andover Wine Store 2008 | Northshore Magazine Editors' Choice Best Wine Store 2014, 2015, 2016 | Boston Magazine Best of Boston, Best Wine Shop North 2013