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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


2010 Bordeaux Rouge (Château Valfontaine)
Sale Price $8.99 – $97.09 case of twelve

This hearty 2010 Bordeaux rouge is a fine value with its mellow fruit and firm dry finish. Its Cabernet Sauvignon component gives it real flavor interest.

2013 Rueda (Marqués de Irún)
Sale Price $9.99 – $107.89 case of twelve

Verdejo from Rueda has become our go-to Spanish white wine value. The fresh 2013 Marqués de Irún has charming citrus and green plum fruit along with herbal zestiness.

2012 Rioja (Rio Madre)
Sale Price $9.99 – $107.89 case of twelve

This is an atypical Rioja and a fantastic value. Rio Madre is made from the Graciano grape variety. The 2012 is full flavored with a generous floral aroma and a fine mix of berry fruits. Its silky tannins make this wine complete.

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Grayson) Sale Price $9.99 – $107.89 case of twelve
This is California-generous Cabernet with dark ripe fruit and mellow tannins. A great value bottle for a spicy pot roast or a meal of beans and rice.