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Urban Grape South End

Posted by Becky Shade on Aug 20, 2015 3:43:00 PM

Here in the South End we have plenty of great neighbors, and high on our list are the folks at Urban Grape South End. We’re lucky to be just a short 10 minute walk from this beautiful wine and spirits shop. Owners, husband and wife team, TJ and Hadley Douglas and their staff are incredibly knowledgeable and always happy to help you make the perfect selection.

At Urban Grape, wines are organized by body, from light to heavy – instead of by price or by region. This allows guests to new and different wines that are still within their comfort zone. We think the progressive shelving system is a way to get a little more adventurous with your choices and nicely echoes their motto, which is “Drink Progressively.” There is also a stunning 16 bottle tasting station in as well as a 14 ft. tasting table in the center of the store.


Urban Grape regularly hosts free tastings in the shop Thursday through Saturday. The tastings are a great way to expand your knowledge, to sample different wines, ales and spirits, and to try before you buy! Examples of tastings coming up in early September are "Sampler Saturday: When in Rhone!," “Sake To Me!” and “Bubbles 101.” Once you’ve tasted, we highly recommending picking up bottles of your favorites! Tastings run from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Thursdays and Fridays and from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM on Sundays. You can view the full schedule of in-store tastings here.

Urban Grape is everything you could want in a neighborhood wine shop! The design is beautiful (be sure to notice the unique bubble lamps), the staff is friendly and you’ll want to browse for hours. *If you’re a guest at the Inn, come and check-in at the Office for a special discount at Urban Grape! (Limited time, offer may expire).

303 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Monday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM              
Sunday, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

“Inn the Neighborhood” is a series where we share our favorite shops, restaurants, events and things to do in Boston, most of which are just blocks from the hotel. Check back to follow the series and find out our recommendations for the best things to do in Boston from the Staff here at the Inn at St. Botolph! If you're interested in booking a room here at the Inn you can check our availability here

(Photos from the Urban Grape website).


Topics: Inn the Neighborhood

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