Savour Wine Complimentary Wine Tasting SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2-4 PM

SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2-4 PM

JOIN US FOR A COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTING WITH CASEY GRUTTADAURIA OF IDEAL WINES

Ideal is an importer and distributor of fine wine and spirits based in Medford, Massachusetts. The company’s roots go back to 1905, when Samuel Bender and two partners founded a retail wine and provisions store in Boston, which evolved in the years after WW II into one of the city’s premiere fine wine shops. It was in the late 1970s that Larry Bender, the third generation of his family in the business, decided to strike out on his own, separating the importing business from his father’s retail operation. His goal was to import wines from small high-quality wineries directly to the Massachusetts market, wines that had previously only come through national importers, if they were imported at all. Most of the wines at that time were French, but the company soon expanded its Italian selections, and has since rounded out the book with some American wineries as well as wines from other countries. Ideal brings us wine with a strong sense of place, made with minimal intervention, at a great price. Casey is one of our favorite wine reps as he is engaging and very educated in these unique, boutique wines. Come out and enjoy them with him as your host!

 WINES

La Crotta di Vegneron Müller Thurgau, Valle d’Aoste, Italy

Varietal: Müller Thurgau Alc. 13%

The La Crotta di Vegneron Cooperative was set up in 1980 with 25 partners. Today it numbers 70 partners and produces 200,000 bottles. The cooperative collects the grapes coming from the Chambave Denomination of Origin. The partners’ objective has always been to get the best quality out of their vines and their sloped terraces. La Crotta di Vegneron pursues the ancient tradition of the “campagnards”, whose strength lies in the relationship between autochthonous vines and terroir.

La Crotta di Vegneron’s wines and grappas emanate the spirit of the Aosta Valley mountains, thanks to ancient autochthonous vines (traditional vines cultivated with great skill and pride and which are respectful of the multifaceted terroir). Their cellar is in Chambave, a small hamlet in the Aosta Valley bordering on the west with France and north with Switzerland. The winegrowers who belong to the Cooperative often manage small plots located in a territory where the mechanization of the vineyard is not always possible, and therefore tend to have higher management costs.

Müller Thurgau is a vine obtained from the crossing of Riesling and Sylvaner which is well suited to cool climates. In Valle d’Aosta, it was introduced after 1946; the climate of the region, characterized by sudden changes in temperature especially during the maturation period, favors the formation of the elegant aromas that characterize this wine. This Müller Thurgau has a very fruity nose, with notes of melon, peach, and tropical fruit, along with aromatic herbs and white flowers. On the palate, it is fresh, dry, and full-bodied.

Serve as an aperitif. Pairs well with Italian vegetable soups, white meat, and fresh cheeses. $14.99

Maison des Ardoisieres Cuvée Silice Blanc 2020, Savoie, France

Varietal: Jacquère Alc. 11%

Formed by a group of partners in the late 1990s, Domaine des Ardoisières revitalized their vineyard land at the direction of organic and biodynamic vigneron Michel Grisard. Champagne native Brice Omont joined the team as lead winemaker in 2005 and, since then, their five different wines (three white and two red) have garnered critical acclaim not only within France but worldwide. With demand increasing but supply remaining the same, some of Omont’s wines fetch prices nearing triple digits, which makes “Silice” seem underpriced for the immense drinking pleasure it provides. In the glass, it is a vibrant lemon hue with flecks of silver. With a short 15-minute decant, beautiful aromas of green apple, honeydew, lemon zest, and fresh apricot unfurl from the glass alongside a touch of flinty smoke. On the palate, the wine has a balance of taut minerality and textured roundness, akin to top-notch Chablis. Being Jacquère though, it offers more floral notes with flavors of plum and winter melon. It will gain more texture and complexity in the next two to three years but is ready to drink now.

Pairs well with cheese fondue, vibrant salads, garlic-butter shrimp. $22.99

Chateau de la Liquiére Faugéres, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Varietals:Grenache, Syrah, Carignan Alc.14.5%

Nestled in the midst of the Haut Languedoc national park, the Faugères wine region is unique in that its soils are nothing but schist. La Liquière’s vineyards are located in the highest parts of the appellation. They look out over the Mediterranean, offering a prime site for growing fine wines. Although the soils are all the same type, elevations range from 150 to 350 meters. The warmer soils in the lower part of the appellation area are conducive to growing Mourvèdre, Carignan and Grenache. The cooler, higher sites are the perfect location for Syrah. The entire estate is farmed organically. The vineyards cover 55 hectares. There is little soil, and some vineyards are very steep, resulting in small yields. Faugéres is an intense wine, with red and black berry aromas and flavors and mineral notes, elegant tannins, and a long finish.

Pairs well with lamb, beef fillet, and game birds. $17.99

Domaine Durand Prémices Cornas, Rhone, France

Varietals: Syrah Alc. 14.5%

Domaine Durand is a family-owned estate run by brothers Eric and Joel Durand since 1991. The estate comprises 13 hectares of Syrah vines, eight in Saint-Joseph and five in Cornas. Cornas is one of the most exciting wine regions in the world and is the only red-wine appellation in the northern Rhône that requires its wine to be 100% Syrah. Eric and Joël have painstakingly reconstructed their family’s ancient, terraced vineyards, and continue the back-breaking work of maintaining and rebuilding them every year to prevent erosion. They work their vineyards entirely by hand, coaxing the grapes to optimal ripeness before crafting exceptional wines of depth, precision and persistence. Their lush, rich style is the paradigm for the region, and one of the reasons Cornas is such a sought after and admired wine. The 2019 Cornas Prémices offers all the intensity and power of a great Hermitage, but at a fraction of the price of its flashy neighbor. In the glass, the wine is a deep purple with blue fruit, violets, ground pepper, and charred meat-like aromas and flavors. Rich and full-bodied, it has loads of silky tannins. This Cornas will evolve with age. Best from 2023 through 2035.

Pairs well with roast leg of lamb, grilled beef, spiced red meat. $39.99

Vigneti VumbacaCiró, Calabria, Italy

Varietal: Gaglioppo Alc. 13.5%

The Vigneti Vumbaca company is based in Cirò and extends over an area of about 13 hectares. Organically run, the enterprise is now led by Christian Vumbaca, who, after about fifteen years spent in Rome between university studies and work at a prestigious law firm, decided to return to his native land to follow the company created by mother Silvana and uncle Enzo. His red wine is made from Gaglioppo grapes, grown in tree-trained vineyards, on clay-limestone soil, located in the historic production area of Cirò Classico. It pours a deep ruby red. The nose is complex, full of red fruit, undergrowth, dried flowers, dehydrated fruit, and citrus, Mediterranean scrub, and toasted and sweet spices. It is balanced on the palate, lively, fresh, and quite structured. It finishes on balsamic notes, minerals, cherry, and bitter orange.

Pairs well with aged cheeses, salami, courses with red meat sauces, roast lamb. $19 .99

Cantina del Pino Ovello 2015 Barbaresco,

Varietal: Nebbiolo Alc.: 14.5%

Barbaresco is a small village in Piedmont rising up out of the plain to sit in the Langhe hills. Here they produce a 100% Nebbiolo wine that takes its name from the village. Barbaresco is a wine of power and depth with an ability to age for multiple decades. Often thought of as the feminine version of Barolo, Barbaresco is a dramatically smaller region than its cousin. Barbaresco can only be produced within 1265 acres, and a maximum of 85,000 cases per year can be produced from the more than 500 growers. It is separated into four different communes of which three dominate, Barbaresco, Neive and Treiso. The Vacca family has been living and working the vines at Cantina del Pino, one of the oldest estates in Barbaresco, since the 1920s. Cantina del Pino’s approach to winemaking is rooted in a deep appreciation for the land and gentle processes that allow the particularities of the soil to become tangible in the wines they are making. Deceptive in its light-bodied color, the 2015 Barbaresco Ovello packs a serious punch. Violet, star anise, woodland berry, and camphor aromas lead the way on this elegant, firm red. The savory, linear palate delivers juicy Marasca cherry, pomegranate, licorice and orange zest while taut, fine-grained tannins provide support. It’s focused and balanced, with fresh acidity. It is a structured wine that will develop gradually over the years.

Pairs well with roast meats, game birds, and powerful cheese. $57.99

And don’t forget to check out what’s new in our beer case. We just got in a new shipment of Maine Beer, with the IPA’s “Lunch” and “Little Whale Boat” leading the charge.  We have a rich brown ale called “Brown Dog” and the wonderfully dark but slightly hoppy Robust Porter, both from Smuttynose.

Find out about new wine arrivals and other events at Savour by following us n Facebook and Instagram


Kathleen’s Price-Value Gems:

Unique to SAVOUR our three price-value collections, with

each category ($9.99ers – $14.99ers -$19.99ers) offering hundreds of wines

at one price, personally curated by Kathleen, some have limited availability

9.99ers…the quality is taste delivering above-price enjoyment …Value!

14.99ers…exhibiting qualities of complexity…Elevating the Experience!

19.99ers…value laden wines by innovative vintners…Expect Exceptional!

Adding to this Saturday’s wine tasting with Casey is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine. Fun to use and enjoy!  Taste up to 20 wines with new selections regularly added…& yes, complimentary. Kathleen welcomes your questions for food pairings.

Welcome Your Donation in any amount for Pathways for Children.

Thank You! …Kathleen

 For Your Mobile Calendar – July

Savour Wine Tastings!

Nov. 26, – Tasting of Westport Rivers Wines, grown and estate-bottled in Massachusetts! Susan Richards, a Cape Ann resident and new to our staff is our host – so please Come and say hello!

Dec. 3 – Casey Gruttadauria – Ideal Wines

Dec. 10 – Harry Zarkades – Main Street Wines

Dec. 17 – Anthony Sciarappa – Carolina Wines


Continuing to offer a case discount 0f 10% on wines and all items purchased with the case to all customers. Wine Club members get 5% off on 6 bottles and all items purchased with the 6 bottles. Thanks again for your support!

 We continue using our 5 Molekule high performance air purification units that clear the air of 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and allergens every hour, store wide.

We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

Savour Wine & Cheese l 76 Prospect St. l Gloucester l 978. 282 .1455

Savour Wine and Cheese
76 Prospect St.
Gloucester, Ma 01930
978 282-1455
www.savourwineandcheese.com

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Special Wine Tasting at Savour, Saturday 2 – 4 pm, of Wines from Westport Rivers Winery in Massachusetts!

SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2-4 PM

JOIN US FOR A COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTING WITH SUSAN RICHARDS, INDEPENDENT WINE CONSULTANT AND REPRESENTATIVE FOR WESTPORT RIVERS WINERY IN WESTPORT, MASSACHUSETTS, (AND NEWEST MEMBER OF OUR SAVOUR STAFF).

Westport Rivers Winery (WPR), on the southeast coast of Massachusetts, is owned and operated by the Russell Family. They have been producing wine since 1986. On 80 acres of farmland near the Westport River, WPR produces approximately 10,000 cases of wine a year, including their signature traditional method sparkling wines, whites, reds, and vermouth.

 WINES

2012 Brut Cuvee Sparkling Wine

Varietals:Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier Alc.12.5%

The newest vintage of Westport’s classic aged sparkling wine has a nose with rich aromas of caramel, candied walnuts, and spiced baked apple, reminiscent of the best aged wines from Champagne. On the palate, rich flavors of spice and apple cider are enhanced by extremely fine bubbles and the dry, crisp texture. It finishes with buttery and nutty notes.

Pairs well with creamy French cheeses and salty potato chips.$

2019 Riesling

Varietal:Riesling Alc. 12%

A classic Riesling with almond, cream and apricots on the nose followed by a pronounced fruit aroma of honeydew, kiwi, and plum along with hints of chamomile and smoke on the outer edges. This is a dry wine with similar notes of fruit and floral flavors on the palate and a long,satisfying finish.

Pairs well with spicy Asian food, omelets, and fruity desserts. $

2020 Geisenheimer

Varietal: GeisenheimerAlc.12%

A truly special wine, this variety is an unnamed German complex cross, bred by Helmut Becker at the Geisenheim Institute in 1957. It is grown by virtually no one else in the United States (as far as WPR knows). The winery bought their bud wood from Eckhard Kaesekamp of Euro Nurseries in Ontario in the ‘90s and maintained one row until they grafted more vines and expanded the block to 3 acres in 2016-2018. Heady floral aromas of roses, late-season golden apples and honey transition into citrusy flavors of lime and sweet spice. Dry and rich, yet with mild acidity.

Pair with sausages and sauerkraut. $

2019 Pinot Noir

Varietal: Pinot NoirAlc. 13%

A quick nosing will give you restrained fruit, oak, and sweet florals. Give your nose some time, and cherry liqueur and strawberry candy emerge as the dominating fruit contenders. Present is an aura of French oak. Delicate, lithe, hinting at baking spice but not prominent enough to get specific name recognition. Stay with the bouquet long enough and you will get a slightly salty, soy and forest floor note. First sip is plucky, immediately launching you into food fantasy. It is light in body with a tingle of pepper that edges out on the finish. Tannins flit away as the acidity brings on the palate cleansing, leaving behind silk. Mustard seed and black tea ride out on the finish. The fruit dominates but is always accompanied by French Oak and savory flavors.

Pairs well with lighter meat dishes, pasta with mushrooms, and leftover turkey.

2019 River Flatts Red

Varietals:80% Marquette, 20% Petite Pearl Alc. 13.5%

As the grape growing culture of Massachusetts matures, new hybrid grape varieties are being developed specifically for a North American climate, and Westport is at the forefront of these efforts. One grape variety they are having success with is Marquette. This hybrid grape, genetically a grandchild of Pinot Noir, has been bred to withstand cooler northern climates and disease pressures. River Flatts Red is a blend of Marquette with Petite Pearl, another recent hybrid that brings a splash of Italian personality to the wine. The result is a wine with a fruity nose, a touch of autumn leaves, citrus rind, and a lovely bouquet of spice (cardamom and nutmeg). The wine is full of bright red cherry and fresh blackberry fruit flavors. Medium bodied yet quite refreshing, it needs a few minutes to open up to its full potential, but once it does it is lively, fresh, and food friendly.

Pair with pizza, pasta with red sauce, and burgers.

And don’t forget to check out what’s new in our beer case. We just got in a new shipment of Maine Beer, with the IPA’s “Lunch” and “Little Whale Boat” leading the charge.  We have a rich brown ale called “Brown Dog” and the wonderfully dark but slightly hoppy Robust Porter, both from Smuttynose.

Find out about new wine arrivals and other events at Savour by following us n Facebook and Instagram. 


Kathleen’s Price-Value Gems:

Unique to SAVOUR our three price-value collections, with

each category ($9.99ers – $14.99ers -$19.99ers) offering hundreds of wines

at one price, personally curated by Kathleen, some have limited availability

9.99ers…the quality is taste delivering above-price enjoyment …Value!

14.99ers…exhibiting qualities of complexity…Elevating the Experience!

19.99ers…value laden wines by innovative vintners…Expect Exceptional!

Adding to this Saturday’s wine tasting with Susan is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine. Fun to use and enjoy!  Taste up to 20 wines with new selections regularly added…& yes, complimentary. Kathleen welcomes your questions for food pairings.

Welcome Your Donation in any amount for Pathways for Children.

Thank You! …Kathleen

 For Your Mobile Calendar – July

Savour Wine Tastings!

Nov. 26, – Tasting of Westport River Wines, grown and estate-bottled in Massachusetts! Susan Richards, a Cape Ann resident and new to our staff is our host – so please come and say hello!

Dec. 3 – Casey Gruttadauria – Ideal Wines

Dec. 10 – Harry Zarkades – Main Street Wines

Dec. 17 – Anthony Sciarappa – Carolina Wines

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Continuing to offer a case discount 0f 10% on wines and all items purchased with the case to all customers. Wine Club members get 5% off on 6 bottles and all items purchased with the 6 bottles. Thanks again for your support!

 We continue using our 5 Molekule high performance air purification units that clear the air of 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and allergens every hour, store wide.

We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

Savour Wine & Cheese l 76 Prospect St. l Gloucester l 978. 282 .1455

Savour Wine and Cheese
76 Prospect St.
Gloucester, Ma 01930
978 282-1455
www.savourwineandcheese.com

The countdown to Serenitee Restaurant Group Cyber Monday is on!

Our Big Sale: 20% off E-GIFT CARDS online for one day only 11/28/22*

*Gift Cards may be redeemed at all Serenitee Restaurant locations. 

Black Friday sale is only valid when purchasing gift cards at Alchemy on 11/25/22.
Offer not available online or at other Serenitee locations. 

20% Off E-Gift Card offer valid from 12:01 AM to  11:59 PM EST on 11/28/22

Offer valid on e-gift cards online ONLY, not valid at the restaurant 

Cannot be combined with other offers 

Limit $1,000 in Gift Cards per person ($800 paid) 

Savour – Special Hours for Thanksgiving – Open Monday, Nov. 21

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just to let you know, we have some special hours for the Thanksgiving week.

Monday 11/21 (Extra Shopping Day)

11 am – 6 pm

Tues. 11/ 22, 11 – 6 pm

Weds. 11 / 23 (Open Early), 10 am – 5 pm

Thursday, 11/24 – (closed) Thanksgiving!

Fri. 11/ 25 – 11 am – 6 pm

Sat. /26 – 11 am -6pm

Tasting 2 – 4 pm

We are open for early shopping at Savour tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 21, from 11 am – 6 pm. I recommend you come in that day if you can, as it tends to be quiet, leaving plenty of time to select wines, cheeses, and specialty food items to pair with your unique holiday fare. With all the new additions to the wine tasting machines, there is plenty to choose from!

And yes, we are open for our regular hours on Friday, from 11 am – 6 pm. And, we have a very special tasting on Saturday from 2 – 4 pm, featuring the wines from Westport Winery, grown and estate-bottled right here in Massachusetts. So come in after all the activity of Thanksgiving and just relax and enjoy the chance to learn about these excellent wines from our newest staff member and wine expert, Susan Richards

Also – if you missed our wonderful Grand Tasting last weekend, which was our most successful yet, you can purchase wines from this list and I will continue to honor the 10% off 6 bottles and 15% off a case through November.

Grand Tasting Wine List – 2022

(Photos – Pumpkins from my garden and Westport Winery Sculpture garden)

Savour Wine and Cheese

76 Prospect St.

Gloucester, Ma 01930

978 282-1455

www.savourwineandcheese.com

Savour Complimentary Wine Tasting this Saturday, 2 – 4 pm

THIS SATURDAY, Nov. 19, 2 – 4 pm

COMPLIMENTARY

FINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH CASEY G. OF IDEAL WINES

Ideal is an importer and distributor of fine wine and spirits based in Medford, Massachusetts. The company’s roots go back to 1905, when Samuel Bender and two partners founded a retail wine and provisions store in Boston, which evolved in the years after WW II, into one of the city’s premiere fine wine shops. It was in the late 1970s that Larry Bender, the third generation of his family in the business, decided to strike out on his own, separating the importing business from his father’s retail operation. His goal was to import small high-quality wineries directly to the Massachusetts market, wines that had previously only come through national importers, if they were imported at all. Most of the wines at that time were French, but the company soon expanded its Italian selections, and has since rounded out the book with some American wineries as well as wines from other countries. Ideal brings us wine with a strong sense of place, made with minimal intervention, at a great price. Casey is one of our favorite wine reps as he is engaging and very educated in these unique, boutique wines. Come out and enjoy them with him as your host!

                           Kathleen

 WINES

Domaine François Chidaine Clos Habert, Loire Valley, France

Varietal: Chenin Blanc Alc.13%

After starting out on the family estate as a farm worker, François Chidaine decided in 1989 to settle down with a few hectares of vines in Montlouis-sur-Loire. From the beginning,François was interested in the cultivation of vines in organic farming, then in biodynamics. Domaine François Chidaine now covers 45 hectares.

The vines have been farmed organically since 1992 and biodynamically since 1999. The Clos Habert pours a beautiful pale gold. On the nose, notes of white fruit gradually reveal honeyed aromas. On the palate, there is a nice balance between elegant freshness and fleshy fruitiness.

Pairs well with lobster, creamy chicken dishes, pork, and Thanksgiving dinner! $39.99

Fratelli Alessandria Verduno Pelaverga ”Speziale,” Barolo, Italy

Varietal: Pelaverga Piccolo Alc. 23.99%

The area around Verduno produces red wine. In fact, out of a total of approximately 200 hectares of vineyard, more than 95% are cultivated with red grapes. The predominant grape variety is Nebbiolo, which occupies more than half of the surface area. The other important and widespread varieties are Pelaverga Piccolo, Barbera, and Dolcetto. Located at the northern tip of the Barolo zone, Verduno is at an altitude of 200 to 400 meters above sea level. Fratelli Alessandria is one of the oldest wineries in the area, having already been operational around the middle of the 1800s.This unique wine is produced almost exclusively in the municipality of Verduno, from the rare native grape variety Pelaverga Piccolo. The wines that originate here are characterized by great finesse and elegance, aromas of wild strawberries, raspberries, rosemary, flowers, and white pepper. Elegant and juicy, with light tannins, the wine has a remarkable aromatic complexity with an ever-present vein of spice and velvety tannins.

Can serve as an aperitif. Pairs well with grilled chicken or pork, and salumi. This is also a great lighter red for Thanksgiving. $24.99

Jean-Marc Burgaud Morgon Côte du Py, Burgundy, France

Varietal: Gamay Alc.13%

Jean-Marc Burgaud founded his domaine in 1989. He has 19 hectares, 13 in Morgon, 5 in Beaujolais Villages, and 1 in Regnie. Jean-Marc has said that this is the maximum for him. While it’s possible to grow bigger, it’s important to stay precise. Using traditional methods of viticulture, eschewing the using of chemical fertilizers or insecticides, respecting the land, plowing the soil, and harvesting by hand, Jean-Marc does not care about being certified organic; he follows what needs to be done to grow the finest grapes. The 2021 Morgon Côte du Py offers up aromas of cherries, plums and berries mingled with notes of peony, burning embers, and sweet spices. Medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, it is succulent with melting tannins, lively acids, and a long, precise finish.

Pairs well with roasted chicken, paté, and mushroom-based dishes. This is also a classic pairing for Thanksgiving if you would like a red wine. $23.99

Domaine de la Rectorie Collioure L’Oriental 2020, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Varietals: 90% Black Grenache, 10% Carignan Alc. 15.5%

An iconic Maison of the Collioure and Banyuls appellations, Domaine de la Rectorie was founded in 1984 by Pedro Soler, Thierry Parcé, Marc Parcé, Jules Campadieu, Jean-François Camou. The founders’ aim was not to put their name on a label but to advance the common work of making wine. Collioure L’Orientalis is a tribute to the varietal, Grenache. Aged for 11 months in barrels, this intense and rich wine develops beautifully complex aromas, ranging from olive and licorice to black fruit and pepper. Deep purple in color, the wine has a complex nose with aromas of black fruits and hints of spices and pepper. It is rich and dense on the palate, with a finish of black olive and licorice.

Pairs well with duck breast with figs, lamb tagine with prunes, and beef stew with black tapenade. $19.99

Weingut Später-Veit, Goldtröpfchen Riesling Kabinett 2020, Mosel, Germany

Varietal: RieslingAlc. 8.5

The grapes for this wine come from a plot that’s on a 100% gradient. That’s less a steep vineyard and more the face of a cliff! It takes hard work and single-minded dedication to work the vines in that terroir. This dedication motivates Heinz Welter of Weingut Später-Veit. Heinz, along with his wife, Silvia, and their sons Niklas and Eric, as they work 9 hectares of some of the finest plots in the vineyard of Goldtröpfchen (Golden Droplets). In 1988 Heinz took over the estate from Silvia’s father Theo Später. The estate takes its name from Silvia’s maiden name and that of her mother (Veit), and the Welters continue to work the vineyards in an old-school fashion. All work is done manually (there’s no way you could use machines on these slopes even if you wanted to), and no chemicals are used to treat the vines. Most notably, the fermentation is carried out with only the natural yeasts from the vineyard. On the nose, aromas of sweet honey and fresh fruit mingle with bitter-nutty pistachios and almonds.On the palate, tangy lime and a hint of local vineyard peaches is balanced by crisp acidity and a long finish. Pairs well with Asian food, Indian dishes, and pork schnitzel. $19.99

Quinta do Infantada Ruby Port, Douro, Portugal

Varietals: Touriga Franca,Tinta Roriz,Touriga Nacional Alc.19.5%

Quinta do Infantado was founded in 1816 in the Cima Corgo sub-region of the Douro–considered its finest zone for both Port and dry wines. The Roseira family has owned it since the end of the 19th century. Today, Infantado is run by the third generation: João Roseira (winemaker and vineyard manager) and other family members, who oversee family holdings of about forty-six hectares of vines. Infantado evolved over the last fifty years into an outlier and innovator in a wine region ruled for centuries by large-scale production and full-blown commerce.

Until the 1970s, like most small growers, Infantado sold their wines off to large shippers. They then made the radical decision to go it alone, becoming the first estate to not sell or buy fruit or wine and to exclusively bottle estate-grown wines. Infantado owns exclusively A-grade sites, which is the Douro equivalent of having nothing but grand cru vineyards. Theirs are mainly the classic steep, terraced, old-vine parcels. The excellence of their material dictated not only their decision to go rogue and bottle estate wines, but also determined their choice of a rare house style: that of medium-dry rather than fully sweet Port. Most Port comes from average fruit of only modest ripeness that is quickly fermented and left with a lot of sugar, with just modest alcohol, never mind complexity, and thus a need for a large dose of brandy for fortification. Infantado harvests well-ripened, more complexly flavored fruit, which is fermented further, to a point of less sugar and more alcohol and a reduced need for fortification—thus their wines contain around thirty percent less brandy than a standard Port. While this is definitely a sweet wine it is not syrupy or jammy. The Ruby Port has lots of plum and berry fruit and is balanced with pleasant, structured acidity and tannins.

Drink after dinner on its own. Pairs well with dark chocolate or aged cheeses, particularly blues. $19.99

And don’t forget to check out what’s new in our beer case. We just got in a new shipment of Maine Beer, with the IPA’s “Lunch” and “Little Whale Boat” leading the charge.  We have a rich brown ale called “Brown Dog” and the wonderfully dark but slightly hoppy Robust Porter, both from Smuttynose.

Find out about new wine arrivals and other events at Savour by following us n Facebook and Instagram. 


Kathleen’s Price-Value Gems:

Unique to SAVOUR our three price-value collections, with

each category ($9.99ers – $14.99ers -$19.99ers) offering hundreds of wines

at one price, personally curated by Kathleen, some have limited availability

9.99ers…the quality is taste delivering above-price enjoyment …Value!

14.99ers…exhibiting qualities of complexity…Elevating the Experience!

19.99ers…value laden wines by innovative vintners…Expect Exceptional!

Adding to this Saturday’s wine tasting with Casey is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine. Fun to use and enjoy!  Taste up to 20 wines with new selections regularly added…& yes, complimentary. Kathleen welcomes your questions for food pairings.

Welcome Your Donation in any amount for Pathways for Children.

Thank You! …Kathleen

 For Your Mobile Calendar – July

Savour Wine Tastings!

Tasting of Westport River Wines, grown and estate-bottles in Massachusetts! Susan Richards, a Cape Ann resident and new to our staff – so please some and say hello!

Continuing to offer a case discount 0f 10% on wines and all items purchased with the case to all customers. Wine Club members get 5% off on 6 bottles and all items purchased with the 6 bottles. Thanks again for your support!

 We continue using our 5 Molekule high performance air purification units that clear the air of 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and allergens every hour, store wide.

We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

Savour Wine & Cheese l 76 Prospect St. l Gloucester l 978. 282 .1455

Savour Wine and Cheese

76 Prospect St.

Gloucester, Ma 01930

978 282-1455

www.savourwineandcheese.com

Veterans: Thank you for everything, this one’s on us!

Identify yourself as a Veteran at any Serenitee Group Restaurant  today, Friday (11/11) and your entrée is on the house. 

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AlchemyOpusThe Spot Hale Street TavernMaggie’s FarmMinglewood Harborside.
15 WalnutCala’sMaggie’s Other Farm

Offer valid on Friday, November 11th 2022 when dining at any of the above Serenitee Group Restaurants.

Inflation-busting Wine Sale and Grand Tasting at Savour This Weekend! (Our Biggest Discounts of the Year)

Savour Grand Wine Tasting

Saturday &  Sunday, November 12 and 13, 2-5p.m.

Two Days, so you can spread out – different wines each day, so come for both!

Complimentary!

$5 Suggested Donation to

Pathways for Children

Over 60 wines to taste!

10% discount on 6 wines

15% off a case of 12

Parking behind store

76 Prospect St., Gloucester

978 282-1455

This Week at Feather & Wedge! 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9
opening at 4:30pm

LIVE MUSIC by Sahil Warsi + Alex Olsen from 6:00-8:00pm
special takeout menu available! 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10
opening at 4:30pm

$1.50 OYSTERS from 4:30-6:30pm!
special takeout menu available! 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11
opening at 4:30pm

special takeout menu available! 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12
opening at 4:30pm

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13
1:00-7:30pm

BRUNCH SPECIALS from 1:00-3:00pm!

CLICK TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE

5 MAIN STREET ROCKPORT MASSACHUSETTS
978.999.5917 
featherandwedge.com