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Our main focus at The Wine Cask is to deliver value. We believe that value in wine is not defined by the lowest price; rather it’s where quality and reasonable price coincide.

We were one of the first stores to publish a monthly newsletter that included great-value ‘Wines of the Month,’ and we still do it. During the forty years we have been serving our customers in Somerville and Cambridge the wine world has grown immensely, and we have grown with it. The diversity of wine is its greatest virtue and we seek it all over the world.

We travel the world visiting wine regions and attending trade shows whenever possible. We have attended the annual Loire Valley trade show in Angers, Vin Expo in Bordeaux, and Vini Sud in Montpelier multiple times. We annually attend Vin Italy. We have traversed Spain numerous times. In addition, staff members have visited Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, South Africa, Australia, Germany, Austria, and Hungary. These experiences have taught us a great deal about wine and food and how they can best be matched.

Our store has around two thousand different wines to choose from, and almost all of them have been tasted by a staff member. If you don’t see what you’re looking for we are more than happy to special order a single bottle for you.

Wines of the Month

2011 Marche Rosso ‘Catò’ (Fontezoppa)
Sale Price $71.99 – $86.29 case of twelve

Catò is a blend of Sangiovese, and Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Merlot. Aged in barrel for one year it shows rich, red fruits and a smooth long finish.

2013 Picpoul de Pinet (Domaine Félines Jourdan)
Sale Price $8.99 – $97.09 of twelve

This full-flavored dry French white is perfect for simple fish dishes or chicken stew with leeks and root vegetables.

2014 Colli Martani Grechetto (Di Filippo)
Sale Price $9.99 – $107.89 case of twelve

This flinty, bone-dry Umbrian white will match well with seafood pasta dishes.

2013 Côtes du Rhône ‘A l’Ombre des Fontaines’ (Vignerons de Caractere)
Sale Price $9.99 – $107.89 case of twelve

This earthy, dry mix of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan will match well with a shepherd’s pie – or with spicy Indian food.