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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 Touraine Sauvignon (Le Grand St-Vincent)
Sale Price $9.99 – $107.89 case of twelve

Once again Le Grand Saint-Vincent has delivered a textbook Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc with crisp fruit and a totally dry finish. Great for greens and goat cheese.

2015 Bordeaux Rouge (Château Grand Rousseau)
Sale Price $7.99 – $86.29 case of twelve

This great value Bordeaux rouge has bright, zesty, cherry fruit and just enough of a thump of tannin to keep things interesting. Think lamb chops and carmelized shallot.

2015 Custoza (Gorgo) Sale Price $8.99 – $97.09 case of twelve
Custoza is a dry white blend from the southern shores of Lake Garda. The producer Gorgo makes an excellent version that pleases with rich weighted body and lively perfume. We didn’t take note of the exact blend, but it’s mostly Garganega and Cortese. Have this with a mushroom and pea risotto.

2015 Vernaccia di San Gimignano (Casa alle Vacche)
Sale Price $9.99 – $107.89 case of twelve

It’s been a while since we had a Vernaccia at such an attractive price. The 2015 from Casa alle Vacche is a dry marvel of a Tuscan white, with peachy fruit and flavors of toasted nuts.