SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2-4 PM
JOIN US FOR A COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTING WITH STEVE SCHRAM, PORTFOLIO MANAGER OF GREEK WINES, HOGSHEAD WINE CO.
A hogshead is a large cask of wine. References to “hogsheads” were commonly found in colonial America as a standard measure of taxation for wine and other beverages. It now refers to a specified volume equaling 63 U.S. gallons. Hogshead Wine Company is a well-connected, fresh distributor composed of industry veterans which serves the best restaurants and the finest wine shops throughout Massachusetts. They appreciate tradition in the vineyard and seek to represent growers and importers who embrace this same philosophy – the encouragement of time-honored techniques and minimal intervention.
Steve Schram is a passionate expert on everything Greek in wine. He is responsible for introducing Greek wines into Massachusetts more than 2 decades ago and has been enthusiastically representing them since. Come meet him and share stories, travel experiences, questions, and wine!
2021 Monemvasia Laludi, Peloponnese
Varietal :Moschofilero Alc.13%
The label, influenced by Greek folkloric art, as well 20th-century modernist painters like Greek Expressionist and Cubist artist Yiannis Moralis, seeks to express “the connection to the land, the sharpness of the landscape, the intense sun and the wildly aromatic, seductive, and flowery tone of the wine.” Laludi comes from the word “Las,” which was one of the most ancient towns of Ladedaimonia, eventually called the Mani Peninsula. The root “Las” is still present in the modern Greek language, and this wine aspires to describe with its aromas, the qualities of this historic land. The vineyards grow on a 700-mountain plateau in Arkadia, in central east Peloponnese. Expect jasmine, rose-petal, and mouth watering citrus, with a mineral packed backbone.
Pairs well with Asian-inspired cuisine. $19 .99
Edanos Aegialia 2021, Aegialia,Peloponnese
Varietal: Malagousia Alc.12.5%
Edanos is a family winery founded in 1975 by George Ligdopoulos, with vineyards growing upwards of 800 meters, on mountainous slopes in eastern Aegialia, in the village of Kalamias. It’s run by the second generation of estate growers and winemakers who also source grapes from neighboring growers. Edanos is just across a mountain ridge and to the east of Tetramythos, and the Tetramythos winemaker, Panayiotis Papayiannopoulos, consults on all their wines. The varietal Malagousia is quintessentially the gateway white to all things expected in white Greek wines; lovely and accessible with stone fruit, and peach in particular, wrapped within a lively acidity thanks to the cool climate and the breezes of the Corinthian gulf. Organically made from grapes grown in limestone soils, and fermented in stainless steel, with the result being a brilliantly aromatic and fresh white wine.
Pairs well with sushi, shellfish, and roasted beet salad. $17 .99
Tetramythos Roditis 2020, Patras, Peloponnese
Varietal: Roditis Alc.12.5%
From two brothers, Aristides and Stathis Spanos, and winemaker Panayiotis Papayiannopoulos, the wines from Tetramythos, located in the mountains of northwestern Peloponnese, are organic, with the intent to express the unique terroir of Aigaleias. The vineyards rise to elevations of 1,000 meters, providing a brilliant diurnal shift, which ensures wonderful aromatics, taut tension, and the purity of grace. The wines from Tetramythos are made from free-run juice, are unexpectedly affordable, and as the brothers practice biodynamic practices, the white wines are harvested, pressed, and bottled on flower days, and the reds on fruit days. Roditis is made from limestone soils, and is deliciously characterized by white fruit and citrus, and lovely acidity. A quintessential food wine, both refreshing and pure, with a hint of salinity, and a delicate herbaceous nuance.
Pairs well with rich roast chicken, glazed lentils rich with herbs. $14 .99
TetramythosAgiorgitiko2021, Patras, Peloponnese
Varietal: Agiorgitiko Alc.13%
With fruit coming from a single vineyard situated upwards of 700 meters, this is an Agiorgitiko intensely aromatic on the nose, with violet, cherry and a little raspberry and spiced plum. that combines both fresh and mature elements. Velvety and soft mouth sense with intensity and elegance, a delicious and fruit forward rendition of this noble grape. An incredible value.
Pairs well with lamb shanks with red sauce, roasted vegetables. $ 14.99
Vaeni Naoussa Xinomavro 2018, Naoussa, Macedonia
Varietal: Xinomavro Alc.12.5%
Vaeni Winery, located in Episkopi, just outside the appellation of Naoussa, is one of the most highly progressive and powerful wine producing co-operatives in Greece. The co-operative counts 200 experienced vine growers who are driven by their profound love for quality wines. That vital human factor, combined with the use of advanced technology, can guarantee the quality of the wine. By definition, Vaeni appellation Naoussa wines are made with 100% Xinomavro, an indigenous variety dominating northern Greece. Vaeni vinifies 50% of wine production in Naoussa, and organic practices ensure integrity and polish in the wine, which offers harmonious and well-structured tannins, earthy and fruit forward aromatics, a warm mouth sense, balanced acidity, red fruits, and a hint of spice and forest floor. A lighter style of red with characteristics similar to Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo. Well-structured and easy to drink, and equally tempting with food.
Pairs well with spanakopita, seared pork loin. $14 .99
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 Steve 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.
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Thank You! …Kathleen
For Your Mobile Calendar – July
Savour Wine Tastings!
Jan. 21 – Harry Zarkades – Main Street Wines
Jan.28 – Gary Ballard – MS Walker
Feb. 11 – Gordon Alexander – Owner, Terroir Wines
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Savour Wine and Cheese
76 Prospect St.
Gloucester, Ma 01930