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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


2015 Tempranillo (Venta Morales)
Sale Price $6.99 – $75.49 case of twelve

The fresh-off-the-boat 2015 Tempranillo from Venta Morales is packed with dark cherry fruit and ripe, round tannins.

2014 Chianti (La Maialina)
Sale Price $7.99 – $86.29 case of twelve

This cool Chianti is a spicy yet mellow Sangiovese with lively berry fruit and a crisp dry finish.

2014 Ventoux ‘Les Boudalles’ (Domaine Brusset)
Sale Price $8.99 – $97.09 case of twelve

‘Les Boudalles’ is an earthy and honest Southern Rhone blend packed with warmly scented spice along with plummy fruit. Great with a beef stew with root vegetables.

2014 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine ‘St. Vincent’ (Delhommeau)
Sale Price $9.99 – $107.89 case of twelve

Delhommeau’s St. Vincent cuvée again shows that Muscadet is one of France’s best-value dry white wines. Everyone says that it’s great with oysters (and it is) but we know that it goes with everything.