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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 Bianco Stradalta (Villa San Martino)
Sale Price $7.99 – $86.29 case of twelve

Bianco Stradalta is made mainly from the Friulano grape in Northeast Italy’s Venezia Giulia region. The 2015 is impressively concentrated, with fresh pear fruit and a crisp, lively finish.

2015 Côtes du Rhône (Légende des Toques)
Sale Price $8.99 – $97.09 case of twelve

This equal-parts blend of Grenache and Syrah captures the intensity of the Mediterranean sun with its big fruit and peppery tannins.

2015 Empordá Blanca (Espelt)
Sale Price $8.99 – $97.09 case of twelve

Empordá is a small denominacio in northeast Catalonia that mainly grows the two Garnachas. The 2015 white is a strong dry with herbal aromas and flavors of ripe stone fruits. Perfect for spicy foods.

2014 Toscana Rosso ‘Monna Nera’ (Capezzana)
Sale Price $9.99 – $107.89 case of twelve

This estate bottled Sangiovese is a delicious, balanced Tuscan red. Great with mushrooms and polenta.