wine and cheese cask
facebook icontwitter icon instragram icon

newsletter image

Click on the image or click here to view the newsletter online.
Click here to see details on our quarterly sale.

wine bottles

Quarterly Sale #2 of 2016 begins Friday May 27th and runs through Sunday June 5th. See newsletter page for details.
Please note that we will be closed Memorial Day Monday May 30th.

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 (Les Chemins de Félines)
Sale Price $7.99 – $86.29 case of twelve

Minervois, the village named after Minerva, the goddess of wisdom, again proves to be a wise value. This Syrah (80%) and Grenache blend is perfect for a burger, whether beef or veggie.

2015 Saumur Blanc ‘Les Pouches’ (Cave de Saumur)
Sale Price $9.99 – $107.89 case of twelve

This completely dry Chenin Blanc has bracing aromas followed by crisp pear fruit and a firm dry finish. 2015 is one of the best vintages ever from this terrific cooperative. Great for a simple sauté of sole.

2013 Coteaux Bourguignons (Vignerons de Buxy)
Sale Price $9.99 – $107.89 case of twelve

This could be the most affordable Burgundy of the century. From the Côte Chalonnaise the growers of Buxy make an earthy, fruity blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir. Ideal for a beef stew.

2015 Alentejano Branco (Vila Santa)
Sale Price $7.99 – $86.29 case of twelve

Probably our first ever wine-of-the-month blend of Rabo de Ovelha and Roupeiro, this Portuguese dry white is marvelously crisp, dry, and salty. Great with clams and beans.