Who We Are

We’re Jen and Chris.

The proud owners of Taste Wine Bar & Kitchen and Common Vines Wine Shop.

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 do something we were passionate about, something more in sync with our lifestyle.

Inspired by a friend who started a winery (@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 for our plans to become 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 look forward to meeting you and sharing some great wine together.

Cheers!