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Christmas eve: open 10 – 6. Closed the 25th and 26th.

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 Côtes de Gascogne (Haut Marin)
Sale Price $7.99 – $86.29 case of twelve

Haut Marin returns in the 2013 vintage as fresh and lively as ever. This Gascon white is perfect as an aperitif or with a spicy noodle dish.

2012 Tempranillo (Venta Morales)
Sale Price $5.99 – $64.69 case of twelve

The 2012 Venta Morales Tempranillo comes from La Mancha and is packed with big blueberry fruit and firm rich body. It’s a Spanish steal.

2012 Bordeaux Rouge (Château Bonsol) Sale Price $8.99 – $97.09 case of twelve
Dry red Bordeaux will never go out of style. The 2012 Château Bonsol is an earthy winter-strength red that is perfect for braised beef.

2013 Faugères (Domaine Marie)
Sale Price $7.99 – $86.29
case of twelve

Faugères is located in the foothills of the Cevennes mountains in Languedoc. Domaine Marie is a blend of Grenache, Carignan, Syrah, and Mourvèdre. The 2013 is loaded with dark, ripe fruit and a soft, dry finish.