Meet Us

Our Story

Hi, we’re Jen & Chris.

We’re owners of Common Vines Wine Shop and Taste Wine Bar & Café.

We didn’t know when we met in 2003 over a glass of Sancerre that it was a glimpse into our future. But fast forward a decade into
a shared life of friendship, family, travel and other life adventures, and here we are.

After over a decade into our corporate careers, we decided to take control of our work lives and do something we are passionate
about and more in sync with our lifestyle. Inspired by a friend who left the corporate world to start a winery (thanks @MuscedereWine),
and our commitment to our evolving neighborhood of Downtown Boston (proud residents since 2007), it didn’t take long for us
to focus on the idea that we wanted to create an elevated wine retail and tasting experience in our neighborhood.

It’s taken 5 years since we first conceived of our plans to seeing our businesses become a reality. But if the saying is true that
how you do anything is how you do everything – this shows we are thoughtful, deliberate, persistent, attentive to details,
do things right, loyal. That’s what we bring to our service to you.

We’re looking forward to meeting you and sharing some great wine together.