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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

2014 Vin de France Blanc ‘Sans Terroir’ (Verget)
Sale Price $7.99 – $86.29 case of twelve

This creative blend of Chardonnay, Viognier, and Marsanne is crisp and dry, with a long, clean finish. Have with crab cakes.

2012 Sangiovese ‘Il Ruspo’ (Barbi)
Sale Price $9.99 – $107.89 case of twelve

This is a hearty, earthy Sangiovese with lots of spice and structure. Have with flavorful pasta dishes.

2012 Bordeaux Rouge (Château Haut Gaussens)
Sale Price $7.99 – $86.29 case of twelve

This amazing Bordeaux bargain is a mellow blend with good, gripping tannins and a fine, dry finish.

2013 Malbec Clásico (Altos las Hormigas)
Sale Price $9.99 – $107.89 case of twelve

Again Altos las Hormigas has made a Malbec with grace. The 2013 is evenly balanced with smoky/plummy fruit and a ripe, tannic finish.