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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


2013 Tempranillo (Flaco)
Sale Price $6.99 – $75.49 case of twelve

Flaco Tempranillo is grown in the Vinos de Madrid denominación and is a richly fruity, dry red, with hints of leather and spice. Great for a stew of chick peas and pimento.

2013 Penedès ‘Blanc de Pacs’ (Parés Baltà)
Sale Price $9.99 – $107.89 of twelve

Parés Baltà is a value-oriented organic producer in Catalan Spain. The Blanc de Pacs is a dry, delicious blend of Parellada, Macabeu, and Xarello that will pair well with a spicy seafood paella.

2014 Pinot Grigio (Villa San Martino)
Sale Price $7.99 – $86.29 case of twelve

Villa San Martino captures the easygoing spirit of Pinot Grigio. This fruity yet dry white is perfect on its own or with a spring salad of asparagus, poached egg, and Parmesan.

2013 Chianti (Le Terre di Poppiano)
Sale Price $8.99 – $97.09 case of twelve

This spicy, herbal, dry Chianti is the perfect red for pasta and red-sauced dinners with salad and garlic bread.