wine and cheese cask
facebook icontwitter icon instragram icon

newsletter image

Click on the image or click here to view the newsletter online.

wine bottles

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 Minervois (Le Bio Balthazar)
Sale Price $8.99 –$97.09 case of twelve

The man with the green can comes through with a lean and fresh Syrah-based (80%) Minervois. The 2014 features a spicy nose and lively raspberries on the palate.

2014 Côtes de Gascogne ‘Les Fossiles’ (Haut Marin) Sale Price $7.99 – $86.29 case of twelve
This white from the southwest of France is an aromatic, zesty, grapefruit- and flower-laden blend of Colombard and Sauvignon Blanc. Perfect for a shellfish dinner on a warm spring night, it weighs in at a modest 11.5% alcohol.

2014 Tempranillo (Flaco)
Sale Price $6.99 – $75.49 case of twelve

Flaco has us ravin’ about this full-bodied, spicy and rich Tempranillo from the fringes of the Spanish capital.

2014 Nero d’Avola (Tenuta Ibidini)
Sale Price $9.99 – $107.89 case of twelve

Tenuta Ibidini produces an assertive and meaty wine from the black grape of Sicily. With its spicy aroma and abundant dark berry fruit, this calls out for red meats and grilled vegetables.