WHAT & WHY: A special story celebrating Black History Month, two sisters and the grape. Raised among the vines of Monterey, California and Marlborough, New Zealand, one could say that the McBride Sisters’ path to winemaking was destiny at work. Beginning in the present, the McBride Sisters, Robin and Andrea, own the largest African-American wine company in the United States…and remarkably it all started with two half-sisters who didn’t know that the other existed for half of their lives. When they finally met, they realized that they had both been raised among vines some 7,000 miles apart – one in New Zealand the other in central California. Fate brought them together and today the McBride Sisters have one of the industry’s most exciting companies. Do join us today to sample their energetic and fragrant Sauvignon Blanc showing the more tropical side of the Marlborough flavor spectrum while focusing acidity brings the refreshment factor… a wine that brightens up winter fare! Food Pairing: Prosciutto Wrapped Blanched Asparagus.
>learn more about Robin & Andrea: https://www.mcbridesisters.com/Our-Story/SHE-CAN-Fund.
WHO: A special guest host, wine / food specialist from Carolina Wines Connoisseur Portfolio , together with Savor’s Kathleen Morgan have selected wines in sync with the culinary season
WHEN: This Saturday, February 5th , from 2pm to 4pm + at Savour
HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.
Saturday’s Pourings include:
McBride Collection , Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, South Island, NZ, Alc. 13% Varietal: New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Tasting: Pale straw in color bright nose of green apples, lemon and lime zest, unripened melons, kiwi, hay, fresh bread. Dry across the palate with tangy citrus fruits, nectarines, lemon rind, orange peel, mid-palate burst of kiwis, asparagus, lime zest, with fresh cut grass, Medium bodied, medium plus acidity with smooth mouthfee. Long lingering finish of slight whipped créme, vanilla Ice cream and fresh bread. Pairs Well: shellfish, vegetarian, goats cheese, spicy Asian stir-fry, Rating: 88 Wine Enthusiast…… $17.99
Neyers Sonoma County, North Coast, CA, 304, Chardonnay, 2019, Alc. 14.3%
Varietals: Chardonnay Tasting: The fruit for this stainless-steel chardonnay grows at Paul Larson’s vineyard on what was once a creek bed in Carneros. The salted caramel richness and flinty reduction come from the lees, recirculated from the bottom of the tank and slowly sprayed over the must at the top. As the reduction blows off with air, the wine reveals peach pit and bitter almond notes in a complex and integrated creaminess, incorporating the minerality of the lees. Pairs Well: Serve it chilled with chicken Milanese, roasted pork loin, rich fish (salmon tuna), vegetarian, Ratings: Wine & Spirits 92, James Suckling 90….. $ 25.99
Frederic & Danie Brunier “Le Pigeoulet Vaucluse”, Rhone Valley, Southern Rhone, Fr. 2018, Alc. 14.1%, Varietal: Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault, and Mourvèdre. Tasting: Fruity and bright, abundant aromas of blackberries, herbs, and licorice, a quintessential southern Rhone table wine consisting of a classic blend from the region. Lush dark berries and plums with excellent acid balance and surprising polish. Can complement a wide range of epicurean delights. A Kermit Lynch selectionPairs Well: roast lamb, grille lamb chops, venison and elk, Ratings: Wine Spectator 88, Robert Parker 88 …. $ 21.99
Terra d’Or Petite Sirah, Amador County, Sierra Foothills, CA, 2017 Alc. 14.5%
Varietal: Petite Sirah, Tasting: This Amador County red delivers rich, powerful flavor. The nose boasts aromas of sweet cream, raspberry pastry, anise, wet stone, and red currant before giving way to a focused, captivating palate full of soft tannins and dense red fruit characteristics. The flavors are complemented by an elegant, lingering finish. Pairs Well: A perfect fit with hearty meals such as Beef Wellington, Pot Roast, Beef Stew or Shepherds Pie. Ratings: Wine Enthusiast 90 ….$17.99
Hedges CMS Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Wa 2018, Alc. 13.5 % Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Tasting: Garnet red, licorice and vanilla on the nose. Dry, full bodied, with medium plus acidity. Smooth, juicy mouthful of blackberry, cherry, vanilla, black cherry, and black currant. Medium plus tannins. A comforting wine of the season. Pairs Well: ribeye roast, lamb chops, venison, poultry Ratings: J. Sucking 92 … $19.99
Domaine Paul Autard, Chateauneuf Du Pape, Southern Rhone, 2018, Alc.14.5%, Varietals: the cuvee is 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre, Tasting: The base cuvée from this superb producer, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape has a relatively modern style in its black raspberry and cassis-driven fruits as well as subtle hints of background oak, vanilla, scorched earth, and white flowers. Beautiful on the palate as well, with medium to full-bodied richness and a seamless, elegant texture, it’s very much in the style of this charming, front end-loaded vintage, Pairs Well: lamb, pork loin, Cornish game hen. Ratings: Robert Parker 90, Vinous 92 …$45.99
Our Expanding Collection of Fine Wines In Half-Bottles …pleased to offer a wide selection of fine wine in half-bottles representing most every category…bubbly to dessert to fortified Marsalas!…Perfect for two when one glass each will do!
Adding to the Carolina Wines Tasting This Saturday is Savor’s Everyday
Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine. Fun to use!
>Taste up to 20 wines with new selection regularly rotated in, and yes, complimentary. Kathleen welcomes your questions for food pairings.
Welcome Your Donationplease in any amount (suggest $5) for Pathways for Children.
Thank You! …Kathleen
For Your Mobile Calendar l Feb.-Mar., Savour Wine Tastings!
Feb. 5 – Special Wines from Carolina Fine Wines (Martignetti)
Feb. 12 – Bob McVicker of Masciarelli Wines
Feb. 19 – Harry Zarkades – owner Maine Street Wines
Feb. 26 – Laura Rotondi of Baystate Wines
> Featuring Scott Family Sauvignon Blanc, $14.99, Wine Spectator Bargain Wine of the Year!
March 5 – Kelly Ruby (Portuguese Wine Specialist)
March 12 – Dave Bender of Vineyard Road Wines
March 19 – Brooke Overheiser of Connoisseur Wines (Martignetti)
PLEASE NOTE: In Compliance with the City of Gloucester’s Board of Health COVID-19 Emergency Regulation, beginning January 10, 2022, masks covering the nose and face are required in all public spaces including retail businesses with a retail food service permit and public-facing staff providing on-site food services. This regulation includes all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, age 10-years and above. Your compliance ensures the health & well-being of our customers & our Savour team are maintained, thank you!
We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service
Savour Wine & Cheese l 76 Prospect St. l Gloucester l 978. 282 .1455