Issue 325 | September 2016

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.

Transition Tasting

Thursday, September 1

At this time of year we slowly enter a new pattern of weather, different routines, and most likely new dishes at the dinner table. So at this evening's tasting table we welcome Jackson from Mise Wines who'll be introducing our September club selection from 6 to 8.

The Mise Wines selection is driven by various small yet focussed organic productions from France, Italy, the US, and Portugal.

Club•WS | Transition

September wine club is ready for pickup.

Join the club - only 3 months at a time

what: 4 wines each month - mainly reds

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 nine 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, Sam 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."

Upcoming Tasting Events

Thursday, September 1

Club•WS | Transition Tasting - At the tasting table we'll be featuring our September club selection. No club membership is required to attend the tasting, so join us from 6 to 8.

Thursday, September 8

Beer & Wine - Jackson is back at the tasting table, this time to share our recently-added collection of Italian craft beers and preview some of the new wines on the shelves. 6 to 8. Entering the Fall with all we've got!

Thursday, September 15

Encore Sicily - Sharing everything I learned from my trip to Sicily with you. From photos to winemaker's quotes. Look for a Sicilian Offer coming soon. 6 to 8.

Saturday, September 17

Burgundy Among Friends - If you've attended this event before, you know what to expect! If you haven't, call me or stop by the shop and I'll fill you in. Must RSVP, $200 per person at 7PM. Very limited space.

Thursday, September 22

Winemaker's Visit - Visiting from the Veneto region, Cornelia Tessari is joining for the evening at the tasting table. You might recognize her Soave here at the shop. It's unstoppable! 6 to 8.

Saturday, September 24

Happy Birthday To Us! - We've officially entered our 10th year in business and I'd like to invite all our friends to celebrate this wonderful milestone. I feel blessed and honored. Join us from 4 to 8 for our Grand Tasting.

Best Wine Shop - 2016!

We are very happy to share some great news:

wine-sense has been named Best Wine Shop in the Northshore Magazine BONS 2016!

We are honored and proud to be in the company of such dedicated and passionate businesses on the north shore. Thanks so much to YOU our customers, the wine-sense team, and Northshore Magazine for making this possible.


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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