To make un-fine wine, simply place grapes beneath a silk pillow, repeatedly mash your head against it, and then wring the pillowcase into a nearby mouth. Taste traditionally produced fine wines with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of fine wine, craft beers, and more at The Urban Grape, located in Chestnut Hill.
The Urban Grape pushes the fermented philosophy that wine and beer drinkers should explore its vast variety of flavors without intimidation. The shop’s extensive lineup of red wines ranges from the dark-chocolate aromas of Charles Krug’s cabernet sauvignon from Napa Valley ($24) to the full-bodied O.Fournier tempranillo from Spain ($16). Have the ideal white wine for a gorgeous afternoon firing nukes at incoming asteroids with the Ken Forrester chenin blanc from Stellenbosch ($10), boasting subtle grapefruit and green-apple notes. Beer buffs may blissfully quiver while looking at The Urban Grape’s selection of brews, including a 22 oz. Brew Dog Punk IPA from San Diego ($7). The store offers a number of other libations as well, from organic and biodynamic wines to a stellar array of sake. Drop by for The Urban Grape’s scheduled complimentary wine tastings every Thursday and Friday from 5 p.m.–7 p.m. and every Saturday from 1 p.m.–3 p.m. to introduce taste buds to up to 16 different types of wine.
The Urban Grape’s friendly, down-to-earth staff is passionate and well-versed in the wild world of wines, and they’ll help vino-samplers find the ideal beverage for any meal, occasion, or monster-truck rally. Give your palate a flavorful reward for tolerating the tattoo of Billy Joel on your tongue with today’s Groupon to The Urban Grape.
- Wine guru T.J. Douglas and marketing extraordinaire Hadley Douglas might just change your life. – Christine del Castillo, TeaParty Boston
- I have long been a fan of Enomatics as it gives customers an easy way to taste a variety of wines at any time they show up. How many wine stores do you know where you can always taste up to 16 wines, no matter when you show up? – Richard Auffrey, Passionate Foodie