Saturday Complimentary Wine Tasting at Savour, 2 – 4 pm

THIS SATURDAY, April 1, 2 – 4 pm



21ST CENTURY WINES is a small distributor serving Massachusetts and New Hampshire. They specialize in boutique, small-production wines, favoring organic, biodynamic, sustainable wineries that produce a unique product for the discerning consumer. Bill Hoey has been in the wine business for many years and is knowledgeable and happy to share these interesting and unusual wines with us. Come down and enjoy!


Muses Estate Crispy Assyrtiko, Viotia, Greece

Varietal: Assyrtiko Alc.13%

Northwest of Athens, in the region of Viotia, lies the Valley of the Muses, formed on the slopes of Mount Helicon by the short course of the river Permissos on its way to the sea. In ancient times, the idyllic scenery of the valley was the home of the 9 Muses, daughters of Zeus; it was also the home of Hesiod, one of the greatest poets of ancient Greece, who was born and wrote his works in ancient Askra (modern Askri), a city “rich in grapes.” This is the place where the vineyards of the Muses Estate lie. In 1946, his deep love for wine and the millennia-old winemaking tradition of his homeland led Nikolaos Zaharias to found a small winemaking facility. In 2005, Nikolaos’s grandsons– Nikos, Stelios and Panayiotis– took their place in the family business and created Muses Estate. The Crispy Assyrtiko is a fresh, vibrant wine with firm and crisp acidity seamlessly blending notes of citrus, green apple, and a hint of thyme, with a long mineral finish.

Pairs well with fish, seafood, salad. $ 19.99

Chateau de Sancerre, Sancerre, Loire, France

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc Alc.12.5%

The Château de Sancerre is one of the few French castles to bear the name of an appellation. Located on the left bank of the Loire, overlooking a unique terroir of four different soils, it has 55 hectares of vineyard, planted with vines of average age of 25 years. The rolling hills and semi-continental climate of the region produce Sauvignon Blanc with a beautiful, lively and fresh structure. The wines of Château de Sancerre are vinified and aged until bottling directly at the Château. The vineyard is located in several communes of the Appellation area: Sancerre, Bué, Crézancy, Thauvenay and Ménétreol. The three characteristic terroirs of the Sancerre appellation are therefore represented: Terres Blanches, Silex and Caillottes. The 2018 vintage is marked by a good balance and a lot of accuracy. With a combination of fruitiness (ripe gooseberries and tropical fruit) on the nose and a good balance between fruitiness and minerality on the palate, this wine has all the vibrant characteristics of a Sancerre.

Pairs well with seafood, grilled chicken, goat cheese. $ 39.99

Cherry Hill Estate Pinot Noir, Eola Hills, Oregon

Varietal: Pinot Noir Alc. 14%

The land that makes up Cherry Hill Estate has always been known as Cherry Hill in local lore. Wild cherries have always grown here, and much of Cherry Hills’ land was planted in sweet Royal Anne cherries in the 1960s.Even earlier, the hill was planted with prune trees, which produced succulent fruit. The entire Willamette Valley is known for wonderful soil and a long, moderate growing season that is just right for agriculture of all kinds. Cherry Hill Winery lies directly atop the 45th parallel, at the same Pinot-friendly latitude as Burgundy. It is a 150-acre estate, with 90 of those acres planted to Pommard and Dijon clones of Pinot Noir. This Pinot Noir has supple, vivid raspberry fruit on full display. It is juicy and bright and well balanced throughout.

Pairs well with fish, beef, wild game, pastas.$32.99

Vinicola del PrioratOnix Classic, Priorat, Spain

Varietals: 50% Carinena, 50% Garnacha Alc.14%

The region of Priorat has risen to prominence in the last 25 years, going from being relatively unknown to now producing some of the most highly valued wines in the world. There is a long history of wine production in the Priorat; Carthusian monks from Provence first planted vines in the 12th century. The region of Priorat is named after the priory they built in the hills there. A harsh, continental climate with long, hot summers and very little rain means that vines are virtually the only crops able to survive in the ruggedly mountainous Priorat. The vines are planted on steep hillsides, making mechanized farming virtually impossible – the work in the vineyards is mostly done by hand. The region is known for its unique soil, known as llicorella. Remarkably infertile, it is a dark brown mix of broken slate and quartz that sparkles in the sun. Combined, these factors lead to low yields of incredibly concentrated grapes. The head winemaker at Vinicola del Priorat, Sandra Estevez, is part of a growing movement of female winemakers in Spain. She has made a name for herself by producing elegant, carefully balanced wines that frequently garner high praise. Onix pours a dark ruby color. On the nose, it has aromas of plum with hints of earth and meat. It is soft and lush on the palate with round, firm tannins, and a good finish.

Pairs well with roasted vegetables, sausages, game. $ 24.99

Blue Rock Vineyards Baby Blue, Alexander Valley, California

Varietals:44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 10% Syrah, 9% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc Alc.14.5%

Dating back to 1880, the 100-acre Blue Rock estate tells the story of how European winemaking came to Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley. Italian immigrants brought with them olive trees, vine cuttings, and knowledge of grape growing. The region’s undulating golden hills and idyllic vistas are even reminiscent of Tuscany itself. Blue Rock Winery was first settled by Italians who worked at the Italian-Swiss Colony winery just down the road. Acquired by Kenny and Cheryl Kahn in 1987, the estate maintains much of its old-world character, and its original olive trees that are now over 140 years old. Over the years, Blue Rock has been moving toward a low-input cultivation policy that is reliant upon compost and natural amendments rather than chemical fertilizers. Baby Blue is a blend of the five Bordeaux varietals plus Syrah. Blackberry, blueberry, black currant, and anise are present on the nose and the palate, and the wine has a full, velvety mouthfeel.

Pairs well with grilled salmon, pork tenderloin, meaty pasta. $36.99


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.

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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 Bill 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

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Savour Wine Tastings!

April 8 – Wines of Alsace

April 15 – Casey Gruttadauria of Ideal Wines

April 22 – Harry Zarkades of Main Street Wines

April 29 – Wendy Koder – Regional Manager of R&B Wine Imports

May 6 – Brooke Overheiser of Connoisseur 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

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