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Best Places In Boston to Buy Wine Sampler Packs

July 21, 2011 3:39 AM

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Central Bottle (credit: centralbottle.com)

Central Bottle (credit: centralbottle.com)

Looking for wines hand selected by a wine shop expert that revolves around a theme? Want a sampler pack of new beers, summertime roses, or local wines? Check out these five stores in the Boston area that offer four or six-packs of wine, often packaged in ready-to-go boxes, that are perfect for your next backyard party or for trying a new wine at home. – By Emily Olson
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BRIX

1284 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
617.542.BRIX
Hours: Monday – Saturday 11am – 9pm / Sunday 12pm – 6pm
Website & Reviews

The Brix Six offers six bottles of wine that change on a monthly basis. The current six-pack offers three reds, two whites, and a rose that pair perfectly with grilled meats and BBQ foods. The folks at Brix create a “diploma” that outlines each wine, its background, and recommended food pairings. Stop by either Brix location (South End or Broad St) to see the latest selection.

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Central Bottle (credit: centralbottle.com)

Central Bottle

196 Mass. Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 225-0040
Hours: Open Mon-Wed,Sat 11am-8pm; Thu-Fri 11am-9pm; Sun 12pm-6pm
Website & Reviews

Located in the shadow of MIT, it should be no surprise that Central Bottle calls their wine six-pack a Chemistry Set. The current set for $75 includes three whites and three reds from Piedmont, Burgundy, and Bordeaux. The Chemistry Set changes periodically as the good folks at Central Bottle aim to educate and inspire with their wine picks.

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Ball Square Fine Wines

716 Broadway
Somerville, MA
617-623-9500
Open Mon-Sat 9am-11pm; Sun 12pm-8pm
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As the name suggests, Ball Square Fine Wines is located in Ball Square neighborhood of Somerville and offers a Six for $60-$80 wine sampler. The storeowners change up what wines are included in the Six each month to insure you get a variety of rose, white and red wines.

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Urban Grape (credit: theurbangrape.com)

Urban Grape

7 Boylston Street
Brookline, MA 02467
(617) 232-4831 ‎
Hours: Monday – Wednesday: 9:30AM – 10:00PM
Thursday – Saturday: 9:30AM – 11:00PM
Sunday: 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Website

The Urban Sampler is the Urban Grape’s four-pack of wine that comes packaged in a brown paper carrier. The current sampler of $50 features an Italian prosecco, a rose, and two reds perfect for any summer celebrations. If the month’s selection does not capture your interest, the Urban Grape team let you pick out your favorite four and pack those in a reusable bag. For customers wanting more than four bottles, a custom mix case of wine can be created to suit varying needs and preferences.

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Shubies (credit: Shubis via Facebook)

Shubies

16 Atlantic Avenue
Marblehead, MA, 01945
781.631.0149
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-8pm / Sunday Noon-5pm
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Located outside of Boston but worth noting, Shubies in Marblehead offers a monthly wine six-pack with the goal of wines that accentuate a meal and introduce customers to new regions and styles. Typically, the mix of wine is split half red and half white. The reusable tote bag allows for convenience and portability.

A Southern girl born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Emily Olson is pursuing a master’s degree in gastronomy at Boston University. On the weekends, she can be found at farmer’s markets, wine tastings, and testing new recipes in her kitchen all documented on her blog whatemilycooks.com.

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