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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

2015 Rosso Piceno ‘Tolenus’ (Cantina Numa)
Sale Price $7.99 – $86.29 case of twelve

Rosso Piceno is a ripe and round blend of Montepulciano and Sangiovese from Italy’s Le Marche region. Numa’s ‘Tolenus’ is made with organic grapes and is perfect for pizza and pasta.

2014 Graves Rouge (Château Chicane)
Sale Price $8.99 – $97.09 case of twelve

This old-school earthy dry Bordeaux is an equal parts blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Have this smooth-structured red with a garlic-laced lamb stew with beans and greens.

2015 Colli Martani Grechetto (Di Filippo)
Sale Price $9.99 – $107.89 case of twelve

Grechetto is Umbria’s full-flavored, ample-bodied dry white. Di Filippo’s 2015 is a wonderful match with spring asparagus and risotto.

2015 Lisboa Reserva (Castelo do Sulco)
Sale Price $7.99 – $86.29 case of twelve

This old favorite has returned in a big way with dark plummy fruit and hints of dark, dusty chocolate. This favors two of Portugal’s great grapes, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz, along with Syrah. Terrific with a bean stew and spicy sausages.