Northshore Magazine

November 2014

Northshore magazine showcases the best that the North Shore of Boston, MA has to offer.

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60 November 2014 photographs by sarah jordan Wine ne varietals Skip the Zinfandel Samanta Ettore, proprietor of wine··sense, wants wine lovers to try something new this Thanksgiving. By Jeanne O'Brien Coffey when customers at wine··sense in Andover come in with a dinner party menu, looking for pairing suggestions, they get far more than a simple wine rec- ommendation. "I ask an absurd number of ques- tions," laughs wine··sense owner and wine director Samanta Ettore, who says that a good pairing takes into account tex- ture, flavors, time of year and even body temperature. Customers willing to go through the third degree come away with Wine Tasting Richer Pour sells fine wines in alternative packaging such as tapped kegs. a better understanding of their own pal- ates, and perhaps a bottle they've never heard of, but that will spark conversations at dinner parties. Ettore's tiny shop is stocked with a carefully curated collection of wines from around the world—all from small producers with a unique point of view. Ettore, who has tasted every wine on the shelves, has strict standards about what she will carry, sometimes to her custom- ers' disappointment. Since the availability Excellent Choice Ettore pours a Seven of Hearts Pinot Gris.

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