Ourglass Wine Co.

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Type: Store

124 Broadway, Route One North
Saugus, Massachusetts, 01906
United States

(781) 941-8068

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Added by waughbrew on 12-14-2006

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Photo of abartke
4.05/5  rDev 0%

I have to be honest -- I wasn't expecting too much when I first visited. I thought it would be a typical small wine shop. I was pleasantly surprised when I walked in (and was immediately greeted by the friendly staff) and went towards the beer. Not an overwhelming selection, but they do a good job considering this place is here for a great wine selection (just look at the name...). I've been there a few times since, and each time I tell myself I need to go back. If you are looking for wine or beer and don't want to go to a Kappy's, this is the place to go in the area.

It also seems like they occasionally have wine tastings if that is your thing. I went here with my girlfriend a few weeks ago, and I've never seen such a small liquor store so packed. Granted we were the youngest people there by about 15 years (we are both 23), it was still a pretty neat atmosphere.

Highly recommended for a change of place location. The selection is good for the size (usual Macros, Stone, Dogfishhead, Oskar Blues, etc.), and the staff is friendly and willing to help.

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Photo of waughbrew
3.65/5  rDev 0%

I was very happy to hear that a gourmet shop was opening up on the north shore, and so far this place does not disappoint. It is right on Route 1 North, in the plaza next to Orzo restaurant. Ample parking in front. Clean and organized interior with friendly staff. As you can expect from the name of the store, it focuses on wine. From what I can tell, it does that very well, and also has some cheeses, glasses, liquors, and chocolates.

The beer is in the back. The section is not huge, but they do a good job with it. An even mix of locals, regionals, national brands, and imports. Everything is kept cool and I have yet to find anything past its code. Prices are pretty good, with quality beers mostly running $7.99 to $9.99 for a six-pack. They are missing some things that I think they could use (Stone, St. Bernardus, etc.) but so far they have had enough interesting things to keep me happy. The staff knows a decent amount about beer, but it is obvious that wine is their specialty.

So although beer plays second fiddle here, it is still done well. It is nice to finally have a good specialty shop to buy some good beer at on the north shore.

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Ourglass Wine Co. in Saugus, MA
3.85 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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