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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 Rueda ‘Verdeo’ (Torres)
Sale Price $8.99 – $97.09 case of twelve

The Torres clan of Penedès fame has moved into inland Spain to make a delicious, crisp Verdejo in Rueda. The 2015 is fresh, snappy, and ready for summer salads and seafood.

2015 Bourgueil ‘Chesnaies’ (Lamé Delisle Boucard)
Sale Price $9.99 – $107.89 case of twelve

L-D-B’s entry level Bourgueil is a deliciously fruity and savory Cabernet Franc and, like their other wines, a truly astonishing value.

2016 Vinho Verde (Quinta de Azevedo)
Sale Price $7.99 – $86.29 case of twelve

We’ve long been fans of Portugal’s wonderfully versatile and great-value Vinho Verde. The 2016 Quinta de Azevedo is a decidedly dry white with good concentration of apple and pear fruit.

2015 Rioja (Obalo)
Sale Price $9.99 – $107.89 case of twelve

Obalo’s 2015 Rioja is a pure Tempranillo with deep, dark berry fruit, and fine structured tannins. Great for ribs and spicy beans.