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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


2012 Grenache (Le Paradou)
Sale Price $8.99 – $97.09 case of twelve

This southern French Grenache is packed with ripe plummy fruit and zesty balancing crispness. Have this with a spicy stuffed eggplant.

2013 Rueda ‘Verdeo’ (Torres)
Sale Price $9.99 – $107.89 case of twelve

This Spanish white is freshness personified with its green plum aroma and lively, grassy finish. A great white for late season pesto and chicken.

2012 Yecla (Carro)
Sale Price $9.99 – $107.89
case of twelve

This four-grape Mediterranean blend is hefty and rich in fruit, savory and dry in finish. A terrific match with ribs and beans.

2013 Mâcon-Villages ‘La Côte Blanche’ (Cave de Lugny)
Sale Price $8.99 – $97.09
case of twelve

As always the ‘Cave de Lugny’ is the value leader in Mâcon. The 2013 is dry, with subtle fruit and a crisp finish. Elementary Chardonnay.