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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 Pays d’Oc Red Blend (Aussières)
Sale Price $8.99 -- $97.09 case of twelve

This Languedoc blend is a full-flavored spicy red blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre. Its peppery fruit and deep tannins will match well with a beef stew.

2016 Pinot Noir ‘Bicicleta’ (Cono Sur)
Sale Price $7.99 -- $86.29 case of twelve

Although light in color, the Cono Sur ‘Bicicleta’ delivers a sneakily flavorful Pinot Noir at an unheard of price. Have with roast chicken and a squash puree.

2015 Mâcon-Villages ‘La Côte Blanche’ (Cave de Lugny)
Sale Price $9.99 -- $107.89 case of twelve

This Burgundian classic returns to form in 2015 with broad, rich and dry Chardonnay flavor. A fine white for cod and haddock, potatoes and parsley.

2016 Orvieto Classico ‘Vignarco’ (Palazzone) Sale Price $7.99 -- $86.29 case of twelve
Palazzone delivers fabulous Orvieto for a song. The Vignarco is a lively dry white that is perfect for simple seafood and risotto.