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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

2009 Rioja Crianza (El Coto)
Sale Price $9.99 – $107.89 case of twelve

El Coto once again proves that traditional Rioja can be a delicious and affordable red. The 2009 is smooth and elegant and ready for everyday meals like meatloaf and mashed potatoi.

2012 Rosso Piceno ‘Tolenus’ (Cantina Numa)
Sale Price $7.99 – $86.29 case of twelve

This ripe, mildly tannic blend of Montepulciano, Sangiovese, and Syrah from Le Marche is a hearty wine for spicy sausages and broccoli rabe.

2012 Vinho Verde (Quinta da Aveleda)
Sale Price $6.99 – $75.49 case of twelve

This fantastic bargain white is crisp and dry and versatile. Portugal wins the value award once again.

2013 Gamay Rosé (Cour de Rohan)
Sale Price $7.99 – $86.29
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The time has come for a rosé wine of the month. Cour de Rohan comes from the Loire Valley and is spicy and dry with gentle hints of raspberry fruit and minerals.