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Holiday Opening hours – Saturday, July 4th
We are open from 10 am – 6 pm.

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 Silvaner (Dr. Heyden)
Sale Price $8.99 – $97.09 case of twelve

This old-vine, dry Silvaner from the Rheinhessen in Germany is a stunning value. It has ample body, abundant minerals, and a crisp, long finish.

2014 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine (La Haudinière)
Sale Price $8.99 – $97.09 case of twelve

2014 is a great across-the-board Loire Valley vintage, but we probably won’t have a better value in Loire white than the La Haudinière Muscadet. Light in body but long in flavor, this is a great summer seafood white.

2014 Vinos de Madrid Blanco (Zestos)
Sale Price $8.99 – $97.09 case of twelve

The 2014 Zestos is our first 100% Malvar varietal wine, made from 65-year-old vines on the outskirts of Madrid. This is fresh and full, with orchard fruits and a crisp, dry finish.

2010 Bordeaux Rouge (Château Portillon)
Sale Price $9.99 – $107.89 case of twelve

Château Portillon is a deep, dark, dry red with classic Bordeaux earthy tannins. Great with burgers and blue cheese.