WINE FROM THE SOUTH OF FRANCE, THE INCREASINGLY RECOGNIZEDLANGUEDOC (THINK THE MEDITERRANEAN COAST) & ROUSSILLON (THINK INLAND, THE MIDI-PYRENEES) REGIONS ARE FEATURED IN SAVOUR-SATURDAY’S COMPLIMENTARY TASTING. THE OCCASION TO SAMPLE FINE WINES TOO OFTEN OVERLOOKED, EXTRAORDINARY VALUES, DRINKING AMONG THE LA FRANCES’ FINEST, PLUS WINE OF CONCA DE BARBARA & THE DUERO & THE MACONNAIS  

WINE FROM THE SOUTH OF FRANCE, THE INCREASINGLY RECOGNIZED
LANGUEDOC (THINK THE MEDITERRANEAN COAST) & ROUSSILLON (THINK INLAND, THE MIDI-PYRENEES) REGIONS ARE FEATURED IN SAVOUR-SATURDAY’S COMPLIMENTARY TASTING. THE OCCASION TO SAMPLE FINE WINES TOO OFTEN OVERLOOKED, EXTRAORDINARY VALUES, DRINKING AMONG THE LA FRANCES’ FINEST, PLUS WINE OF CONCA DE BARBARA & THE DUERO & THE MACONNAIS  

WHAT & WHY: There is no one better to bring an understanding of the singular experiences of Languedoc-Roussillon wines than wine educator & portfolio manger, Manny Gonzales. The occasion to come away with insights about the region’s unique, far-ranging terroir…gain a practical know-how in making selections from the numerous grapes varieties…regions where creativity & experimentation with grapes & styles thrive. Taste 2 Spanish & a white Burgundy (the Macon) bottles matched to the season.      
  >Always complimentary tastings, elevated sipping from imported Riedel stemware.

WHO: Join guest host, Manny Gonzales, portfolio manager, Horizon Beverage Company together with Savor’s Kathleen Morgan, have chosen wines designed to introduce tasters to the distinctive experiences found only in Languedoc-Roussillon, South France regions, plus treats from Spain & the Macon.  

WHEN: This Saturday, May 28th, from 2pm to 4pm + … @ Savour

HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.

Saturday’s Pour include: Specialties from France & Spain 

Albert Bichot Saint-Veran, Maconnais, Burgundy, 2018, Chardonnay, Alc. 13%
Varietals: Chardonnay  Tasting: The nose reveals hints of smoke, followed by delicate scents of fern and acacia, moving on to aromas of ripe fruit with a hint of anise. The palate features pleasing roundness with citrus flavors, notes of vanilla and hazelnut, all of which are enhanced by beautiful minerality. Well balanced, structured and generous, this wine has a refreshing finish.  Pairs Well: with all kinds of fish, seafood, and white meats in sauce. Also with full-flavored cheeses.
Rating: Wine Spectator…90pts ….     $25.99

Petit Marquis de Pennautier, Languedoc-Roussillon, So. Fr. 2020
, Alc.13%,
Varietals:  White blend-Viognier, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Tasting: Delicate aromas of tropical fruit and a whisper of sweet coconut develops into an elegant, silky wine. While opulent, ripe white peaches, spice and nuts fill out the palate, balanced by grapefruit pith and fresh citrus acidity…Pairs Well: works perfectly with light dishes and particularly white flesh fish, pasta, vegetarian & aperitif …$17.99

Bardos Romantica Crianza Ribera del Duero, Spain, Tempranillo, 2018, Alc. 14% Varietals: Tempranillo, Tasting: Cherry red tones, very alive. Great depth of color. The wine has a distinctive fresh nose, which perfectly conveys the character of the highland vineyards of the Páramo de Corcos. Enormous complexity, with spicy notes from the barrel and background fruit. Very pleasant on the palate with an enveloping, velvety tannin, very well matured. Acidity integrates with the density and sweetness creating a perfect balance. Again the finish denotes highly complex fresh fruit and spices. Pairs Well: will pair well with roasted and grilled meats, Mexican food and tomato-based sauces. …$19.99

Vin de Pedra, Negre de Folls, Conca de Barbera, Spain, 2020, Alc. 13%
Varietals: Garnacha, Merlot, Trepat blend, Tasting: Concentrated, dark cherry red. Warm, dark and savory nose, with cured meats, earth and tobacco. More fruit forward on the pallet, black cherry, followed by red cherry, red currant and some firm red plum. Spiced notes of clove and even eucalyptus develop. Fresh, clean, but still with a concentrated finish with bright tart acidity. Pairs Well: Ribeye steak, pasta bolognese, veal, lamb, pastrami….$19.99

Chateau de Pennautier, Cabardes, Languedoc, So. Fr., 2019, Alc. 14.5%
Varietals: Syrah/Grenache, Cabernet/Merlot blend, Tasting: With its unique geographical location, the chateau uses a combination of Cabernet and Merlot grapes, with Syrah and Grenache, underpinning the influence of two different climates. A deep, intensely colored fruity red, the body is medium with fresh, plummy fruit and a touch of spice. Pairs Well: Sausages, chicken-pasta bake, strong cheeses, charcuterie…$27.99

Domaine de la Borie Blanche, Lorgeril, Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillon, So. Fr. 2019, Alc.14.5%, Varietals: Grenache / Mouvedre, Syrah blend, Tasting: Minervois region is a large natural amphitheater, facing due south with its back and sides to the Montagne Noire.  Deep ruby in color with notes of cherries and pepper on the nose. The palate is full bodied and complex with notes of dried fruits, truffle, chocolate and spice. Pairs Well: roast duck, venison, lamb, beef stew, charcuterie, …$27.99

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 Manny Gonzales, Horizon Beverage Co.  Tasting 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 l May-June Savour Wine Tastings!

> May 28  – Manny Gonzales, portfolio manager, Horizon Beverage Company
June 4  – Casey  Gruttadauria, Ideal Wines
June 11– Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines, Horizon Beverage Company
June 18 – Jen Pieters, Hogshead Wines
June 25 – Chuck Tyner, Italian Wine Traders    

PLEASE NOTE: Updated Mask Policy: Gloucester’s Board of Health has ended mask requirements in all public spaces including the retail community while encouraging people to continue to wear face coverings when indoors and with people of unknown vaccination status, and to respect, to be tolerant of people’s choice to wear masks.
> In accordance with the new policy, we welcome customers and vendors without masks and welcome customers and vendors wearing masks.
>Savour continues to provide the safest possible shopping environment for the health & well-being of our customers & our Savour team.
>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 ask you to respect customers who continue to socially distance. Thank you!

We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

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

Please Share: GMG Best Bartender Contest ’22 Nomination Period Is Open- Here’s directions on how to nominate your favorite

Good Morning Gloucester

It’s simple to enter.

Submit the name of your favorite local bartender and place where they serve in the Cape Ann Area to goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com

Write “BEST BARTENDER” in the subject line.

One nomination per person.

That’s it!

Once we have the brackets filled we will start the voting process!

Fun!!!!

Winning Bartender Will Receive “The Jeanne Cup” named after legendary Gloucester Bartender Jeanne Sullivan who passed this week. The Jeanne Cup will be engraved with the title and was generously donated by Cheryl at Bananas downtown Gloucester.

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WARMING SPRINGTIME CLIMES PAIR NICELY WITH TWO VALUE-PRICED ROSES FROM FRANCE HEADLINING SAVOUR-SATURDAY’S MAY 21ST COMPLIMENTARY FINE WINE TASTING, CONTRASTED WITH BOLD, STRUCTURED, COMPLEX REDS & WHITE FROM FOUR EMERGING WEST COAST ARTISAN VINTNERS – HORSE HEAVEN HILLS ANYONE? – COMPLEMENTING GRILLING ACTIVITY & SEASONAL PRODUCE, ALL FROM THE ECLECTIC PORTFOLIO OF WINE MERCHANT HARRY “Z”    

WARMING SPRINGTIME CLIMES PAIR NICELY WITH TWO VALUE-PRICED ROSES FROM FRANCE HEADLINING SAVOUR-SATURDAY’S MAY 21ST COMPLIMENTARY FINE WINE TASTING, CONTRASTED WITH BOLD, STRUCTURED, COMPLEX REDS & WHITE FROM FOUR EMERGING WEST COAST ARTISAN VINTNERS – HORSE HEAVEN HILLS ANYONE? – COMPLEMENTING GRILLING ACTIVITY & SEASONAL PRODUCE, ALL FROM THE ECLECTIC PORTFOLIO OF WINE MERCHANT HARRY “Z”    

WHAT & WHY…While grilling season is getting a boost from warming temps, Saturday’s tasters
will be treated to four muscular and complex bottles, a full-bodied red & white from  California, a bold Washington Cabernet blend, and a truly complex Oregon Pinot Noir that Harry will explain.  Recognizing farmers’ markets with native produce are beginning to popup, our
two French Rose offerings, one from Corsica, match beautifully with spring-summer salads and the obligatory baguette.  We import our popular frozen baguettes from Canada, a must try.
Always complimentary tastings, with the experience elevated sipping from imported Riedel stemware.  

WHO: Join guest host, wine merchant, Harry Zakades, owner Main Street Wines together with Savor’s Kathleen Morgan, who have chosen wines primarily from small, independent, innovative vintners…you’ll be traveling up our West Coast landing in France, selections that match the grilling and emerging native produce seasons

WHEN: This Saturday, May 21st, from 2pm to 4pm + … @ Savour

HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.

Saturday’s Pourings include:  
Vineyard Block Estate, 827 Reserve Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA, 2019, Alc. 14.5%Varietals: Chardonnay, Tasting: Chardonnay grown in the cool climes of Santa Lucia Highlands retains a notable freshness, due to acidity in the grapes. This wine features fruit flavors of yellow apple and pineapple alongside notes of vanilla bean and toasted brioche. Lively acidity and a full-bodied mouthfeel lead to a soft finish. A powerful white wine.
Pairs Well: Mushroom-forward dishes, grilled pork chops, Vegetarian, rich fish ( salmon, tuna) roast chicken, Rating: The Wine Buyer 92pts…. $17.99

Domaine Vetriccie Ile de Beaute Rose, 2021, Corsica, Fr. 2021, Alc. 12%

Varietals: Sciacarello, Grenache, Tasting: From this scenic estate, the wine, properly pale in color, has attractive freshness and bright acidity. It shows red currant and a light peppery edge, with a fine, perfumed fruitiness and lingering aftertaste. Drink now with a nice chill, Pairs Well: a variety of cold and warm salads especially a Caprese delight , all green vegetables, Vegetarian, and a baguette, of course, Rating: Wine Enthusiast 88pts … $9.99

L’ Esprit de Jeanne la Tourbeille Rose, Bordeaux Rose, 2021, Alc. 13%

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Tasting: Produced from old vines, this particularly rich wine has spice and pepper to go with the fruit. Ripe, food-friendly flavors take away some of the freshness of the wine, giving a rounded, smooth aftertaste. Drink now and again, with a nice chill for this crisp, dry rose. Pairs Well: fresh fruit, hard and soft cheese, all manner of summer salads, Vegetarian, again accompany a baguette, charcuterie – uncured meats, Rating: Wine Enthusiast 88pts …$14.99

Panther Creek Winemakers’ Cuvee, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2019, Alc. 14.1%
Varietals: Pinot Noir, Tasting: A wonderfully complex Pinot, with a meal or without. Dark garnet color, semi-opaque. Beautiful but soft aroma of red cherry, ripe stone fruit with hints of cola and vanilla. Off dry taste of stone fruit, moving to strong ripe cherry, then becoming quite dry with citrus and spice at the end. Medium to long finish, where the fine tannins appear.
Pairs Well: braised short ribs, veal dishes, game (deer, venison) grilled chicken breast…$27.99 

Dead Canyon Ranch Cabernet, Mercer Estates, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington, 2019 Alc. 14.1Varietals: Shiraz/Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Tasting: Aromas of ripe black fruit with notes of baked blackberry pie, warm baking spices and earthly undertones. The voluminous fruit carries through while powdery tannins yield a bold, structured wine that maintains an elegant feel with a soft velvety finish. Pairs Well: grilled lamb chops, grilled ribeye, game (deer, venison), grilled chicken thighs….$17.99

Gait Zinfandel, Howell Mt., North Coast, Napa Valley, CA, 2018, Alc. 14.7
Varietals: 100% Zinfandel, Tasting: dMade from 100% Zinfandel, the 2018 Zinfandel is deep garnet-purple colored, sashaying out of the glass with bold, open-knit scents of warm blackberries, cracked pepper, spice box and raspberry pie, plus hints of hoisin and fruitcake. Full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-filling black fruit preserves flavors textured by chewy tannins, finishing long and spicy. Pairs Well: roast leg of lamb, standing rib roast, roasted whole chicken, artisan cheese burgers, Rating: Robert Parker 91pts, Jeb Dunnuck 95pts… $21.99

Kathleen’s Value-Price 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 Harry Zakades, Main Street Wines Tasting   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! …KathleenFor Your Mobile Calendar l May-June Savour Wine Tastings!

>May 21 – Harry Zarkades, Main Street Wines, wine merchant – owner
May 28  – Manny Gonzales, portfolio manager, Horizon Beverage Company
June 4  – Casey  Gruttadauria, Ideal Wines
June 11– Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines, Horizon Beverage Company
June 18 – Jen Pieters, Hogshead Wines
June 25 – Chuck Tyner, Italian Wine Traders    

PLEASE NOTE: Updated Mask Policy: Gloucester’s Board of Health has ended mask requirements in all public spaces including the retail community while encouraging people to continue to wear face coverings when indoors and with people of unknown vaccination status, and to respect, to be tolerant of people’s choice to wear masks.
> In accordance with the new policy, we welcome customers and vendors without masks and welcome customers and vendors wearing masks.
>Savour continues to provide the safest possible shopping environment for the health & well-being of our customers & our Savour team.
>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 ask you to respect customers who continue to socially distance. Thank you!    We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

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

Marshview Farm CSA has 2022 veggie shares available for you and your family With Pick Up and Deliveries Across Cape Ann and The North Shore!!! Sign Up Here- https://www.marshview.farm/

Marshview Farm CSA has 2022 veggie shares available for you and your family.

With pick up locations and deliveries across Cape Ann and the North Shore, Marshview Farm can connect you to the local, fresh, and delicious produce you deserve.

Taste the difference an Ipswich farm can make for your dinner table.

More info and sign up at www.marshview.farm

“A vineyard’s terroir is what makes each wine unique. It is everything that contributes to the distinction of a vineyard plot. It determines which grape varieties will thrive there. The best winemakers help the grapes to express their uniqueness, without technical intervention or heavy processing.”  THIS PASSAGE DEFINES THE WINES THAT COMPRISE THE TERRIOR WINES PORTFOLIO.  WINE MERCHANT & TERRIOR WINES OWNER, GORDON ALEXANDER RETURNS FOR A SPECIAL, COMPLIMENTARY FINE WINE TASTING POURING FIVE SELECTIONS MATCHING SEASONAL FARE, WINES EXPRESSING VIRTUES OF TERRIOR TO ITS FULLEST!  

“A vineyard’s terroir is what makes each wine unique. It is everything that contributes to the distinction of a vineyard plot. It determines which grape varieties will thrive there. The best winemakers help the grapes to express their uniqueness, without technical intervention or heavy processing.” 

THIS PASSAGE DEFINES THE WINES THAT COMPRISE THE TERRIOR WINES PORTFOLIO.  WINE MERCHANT & TERRIOR WINES OWNER, GORDON ALEXANDER RETURNS FOR A SPECIAL, COMPLIMENTARY FINE WINE TASTING POURING FIVE SELECTIONS MATCHING SEASONAL FARE, WINES EXPRESSING VIRTUES OF TERRIOR TO ITS FULLEST!  

WHAT & WHY:  Inviting you not to miss this special occasion to lengthen your understanding of the influence of terrior in winemaking, tasting and learning how the qualities of a vineyard’s terrior shapes the “grape” to a memorable experience.  Gordon will be pouring 5 distinctive wines , each with a story of their singular terrior representing: stateside bottles from Virginia, Russian River and Sonoma Coast, CA; a Cru Beaujolais, Fr., and a $9 Vino Verde Rose, PT …5 wines new to your palette.  As always, the tasting is elevated using our imported Riedel stemware.  

WHO: Join guest host wine merchant, Gordon Alexander together with Savor’s Kathleen Morgan have selected wines dedicated to the principle that care of place matters.

WHEN: This Saturday, May14th, from 2pm to 4pm + … @ Savour

HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.

Saturday’s Pourings include: Exceptional Vintages from East and West Coast  USA, Portugal and from eastern France …Beaujolais  

Michael Shaps Chardonnay, Wild Meadow Vineyard, Virginia, US, 2017
, Alc. 13.5% Varietals: Virginia Chardonnay Tasting: Using the same techniques and approach to this chardonnay as Shaps does at his winery in Meursault, Fr., this chardonnay expresses the elegance and complexity that is often associated with his Burgundian wines. The 2017 Chardonnay is a combination of distinctive fruit quality from this special site, and prolonged malolactic fermentation with heavy lees contact. The result has yielded a complete wine that will age well for 5-7 years. Pairs Well: Halibut en Route, well-timed for pan fried soft shell crab, shellfish, Atlantic salmon roe….$27.99

Adega Ponte de Lima Vinho Verde Rose, DOC, Protugal 2021, Alc. 11%
Varietals: Vinhao, Espadeiro, Padeiro, Tasting: The wine is pale pink, salmon color. The aroma of wine is woven from halftones of cherry jam and bright touches of ripe raspberries and strawberries, as well as notes of red fruits. The wine has an elegant, balanced taste. It has a pleasant fruity sourness and notes of ripe berries for a persistent aftertaste. Pairs Well: Enjoy with seafood and fish, meat, snacks, pasta, fresh veggies, and desserts… $9.99

Mengler Family Vineyards Rose of Syrah, North Coast, Russian River, CA., 2021
, Alc. 12.9%, Varietals: 100% Shiraz/Syrah, Tasting: This Rose in the traditional Rhone style, designed to taste like Syrah but happens to be pink. Deep, earthy aromatics with notes of strawberry and black cherry. Low acids and very low tannins round out a plum taste on the palate. Finally, there is a long, balanced finish Pairs Well: shellfish, spicy foods, appetizers & snacks, aperitif, fruity dessert

Rating: Wine Enthusiast 90pts …. $19.99

Vivier Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, CA., 2017, Alc. 12.2%, Varietals: Pinot Noir, Tasting: The nose is an earthy mix of Asian spice, violet and rose petals mixed with black cherry and mocha. On the palate, the same complexity of flavors returns with layers of delicate red fruit, floral notes and touches of a gentle earthiness and minerality. The texture of the wine is intricate and airy, while still bringing power and density on the finish, Pairs Well: Enjoy with pork, duck, veal or lamb dishes, grilled chicken breast, hard & soft cheese and curled meats. Rating: Wine Enthusiast 90pts….$39.99

Maison Charmelieu, Chenas, Cru Beaujolais, 2019, Alc. 13.0 Varietals: 100% Gamay Tasting: Bolder and bigger than most Beaujolais. Bright and fresh with scents of berries and a touch of pepper, notes of soil, earth, wood, and dried red fruit. A superb example of a Cru Beaujolais that drinks well young but will age gracefully. Pairs Well: French charcuterie, fatty fish (salmon, tuna), creamy pasta dishes, soft and semi-soft cheeses – Comté, Brie, Swiss Cheese, Camembert and Feta, snacks, a buffet…typical finger foods….$24.99

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
with new selections added regularly
> 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 Gordon Alexander, Terrior Wines Tasting 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 l May – June Savour Wine Tastings!


>May 14  – Gordon Alexander, Terroir Wines (owner) spotlight “Italian Wines”

May 21 – Harry Zarkades, Main Street Wines, wine merchant – owner
May 28  – Manny Gonzales, portfolio manager, Horizon Beverage Company
June 4  – Casey  Gruttadauria, Ideal Wines
June 11– Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines, Horizon Beverage Company
June 18 – Jen Pieters, Hogshead Wines
June 25 – Chuck Tyner, Italian Wine Traders    

PLEASE NOTE: Updated Mask Policy: Gloucester’s Board of Health has ended mask requirements in all public spaces including the retail community while encouraging people to continue to wear face coverings when indoors and with people of unknown vaccination status, and to respect, to be tolerant of people’s choice to wear masks.
> In accordance with the new policy, we welcome customers and vendors without masks and welcome customers and vendors wearing masks.
>Savour continues to provide the safest possible shopping environment for the health & well-being of our customers & our Savour team.
>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 ask you to respect customers who continue to socially distance. Thank you!

                          We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

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

CHOICE & RARE SELECTIONS FROM THE ESTEEMED ANTINORI WINES PORTFOLIOWILL BE SAMPLED AT THE MAY 7th SAVOUR-SATURDAY WINE TASTING THAT ALSO OFFERS THREE SINGULAR BOTTLES OF THE HISTORIC 2016 VINTAGE OFTORMARESCA TORCICODA PRIMITIVO …& A SONOMA NORTH COAST STUNNER THAT DEFINES MATCHLESS PINOT NOIR.

CHOICE & RARE SELECTIONS FROM THE ESTEEMED ANTINORI WINES PORTFOLIO
WILL BE SAMPLED AT THE MAY 7th SAVOUR-SATURDAY WINE TASTING THAT ALSO OFFERS THREE SINGULAR BOTTLES OF THE HISTORIC 2016 VINTAGE OF
TORMARESCA TORCICODA PRIMITIVO …& A SONOMA NORTH COAST STUNNER THAT DEFINES MATCHLESS PINOT NOIR.

WHAT & WHY: We are pleased to feature exemplary Italian reds and whites from Antinori  Wines along with welcoming back our guest host and Italian Wine Specialist, Marco Deary.  This “grape” event continues our enology focus by pairing a tasting of fine wines to  sharing insights, know-how and the experiences of prominent wine educators like Marco, elevating your understanding and enjoyment of the experience in sampling distinguished wines of complexity. And, as always, the tasting is enhanced using our imported Riedel glassware

WHO: Join guest host Marco Deary, Antinori Wines, Italian Wine Specialist and Savour’s Kathleen Morgan for an Italian fine wine learning experience… with four stops in Italy concluding with a California, one and only.

WHEN: This Saturday, May7th, from 2pm to 4pm + … @ Savour

HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.

Saturday’s Pourings include: Exceptional Vintages from the Antinori Wine Portfolio + A No. Coast Sonoma Bottle that defines Pinot Noir

Villa Antinori Toscana Rosso, IGT, It., 2018, Alc. 13.5%
Varietals: blend – Sangiovese, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Tasting: Villa Antinori 2018 is deep ruby red in color. Its nose is intense and complex, defined by notes of wild berries; blueberries and black currants, and notes of toasted hazelnuts, spices and vanilla. A full-bodied palate is well rounded with supple velvety tannins and a long savory finish. Pairs Well: NY sirloin, grilled lamb chops, veal, cured meats, roasted chicken, Rating: Decanter 92pts, James Suckling 91pts … $29.99

Villa Antinori Bianco, IGT, Tuscany, Central It., 2020,
 Alc. 14%
Varietals: Blend: Trebbiano, Pinot Blanco, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Malvasia, Tasting: Villa Antinori Bianco is straw yellow in color with greenish highlights. The nose is fruity and floral and offers much finesse and elegance with notes of bananas, pineapple, white flowers and candied fruit. The palate is balanced and persistent, with savory mineral notes on the finish and aftertaste. Pairs Well: pasta primavera, vegetarian dishes, lean fish, appetizers & snacks, cured meats, …. $17.99

Tormaresca Torcicoda Primitivo del Salento, IGT, Apulia, It., 2019,
 Alc. 15.0% (offering 3 bottles of 2016, historic vintage), Varietals: 100% Primitivo, Tasting: Torcicoda is characterized by an intense ruby red color. The nose opens with fruity hints of cherries, strawberries and licorice, enriched with pleasant spicy notes. On the palate it is rich, full-bodied, and with a lively and pleasant tannin., Pairs Well: braised short-ribs, pasta bolognese, grilled lamb chops, Cornish game hen, charcuterie. Rating: Wine Enthusiast 90pts …$27.99

Tormaresca Chardonnay (unoaked), IGT, Puglia, It.  2019,
 Alc. 12.5%
Varietals:100% Chardonnay, Tasting: Clear and clean pale straw Apricot on the nose. Very buttery / creamy wine especially the palate. The nose has spices vanilla, apple, citrus, pear. Elegant mouth-popping acidity. Nice minerals aftertaste, which follows plenty of green apples, Pairs Well: shellfish, vegetarian, appetizers & snacks, uncured meats, Rating: Wine Enthusiast 88pts … $14.99                

Patz & Hall, Sonoma North Coast, CA. Pinot Noir, 2018, Alc. 14.5%
Varietals: Pinot Noir,  Tasting: Eighteen small, independent family-owned vineyard sites come together in this gorgeous display of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. This is an approachable Pinot Noir showing alluring freshness and purity. The nose displays intense aromas of Bing cherry, strawberry, dried rose petal and licorice notes. Nicely dense and full on the palate, the fresh acidity and bright red fruit flavors resolve on a juicy, detailed finish. This 2018 offering has the essential elegance, purity and complexity that defines great Pinot Noir. Pairs Well: Rib Roast, Veal Marsala, game (venison, deer, elk), Chicken Picata, roast duck breast, Rating: Wine Enthusiast 93pts … $39.99

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
with new selections added regularly
> 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 the This Saturday’s Antinori Wines Tasting 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 l May – June Savour Wine Tastings!
> May 7    – Marco Deary, Antinori Wines, Italian Wine Specialist
May 14  – Gordon Alexander, Terroir Wines (owner) spotlight “Italian Wines”
May 21 – Harry Zarkades, Main Street Wines, wine merchant – owner
May 28  – Manny Gonzales, portfolio manager, Horizon Beverage Company
June 4  – Casey  Gruttadauria, Ideal Wines
June 11– Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines, Horizon Beverage Company
June 18 – Jen Pieters, Hogshead Wines
June 25 – Chuck Tyner, Italian Wine Traders    

PLEASE NOTE: Updated Mask Policy: Gloucester’s Board of Health has ended mask requirements in all public spaces including the retail community while encouraging people to continue to wear face coverings when indoors and with people of unknown vaccination status, and to respect, to be tolerant of people’s choice to wear masks.
> In accordance with the new policy, we welcome customers and vendors without masks and welcome customers and vendors wearing masks.
>Savour continues to provide the safest possible shopping environment for the health & well-being of our customers & our Savour team.
>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 ask you to respect customers who continue to socially distance. Thank you!

  We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

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

AS GRILLING SEASON STEPS OUT ALONG WITH INCREASING ARRIVALS OF FRESH “PRODUCE” POINTING TO SPRING SALAD-SEASON, OUR APRIL 16TH SAVOUR-SATURDAY WINE TASTING MATCHES SIX BOTTLES TO THE OCCASION…THREE MUSCULAR REDS COMPLEMENTING FLAME-GRILLED STEAKS & CHOPS, WHILE THREE CRISP, RACY WHITES LOOK TO TANGY FIELD GREENS & BAGUETTES, OFFERING RIPE TROPICAL FRUIT, THINK JUICY TO MINERALITY            

AS GRILLING SEASON STEPS OUT ALONG WITH INCREASING ARRIVALS OF FRESH “PRODUCE” POINTING TO SPRING SALAD-SEASON, OUR APRIL 16TH SAVOUR-SATURDAY WINE TASTING MATCHES SIX BOTTLES TO THE OCCASION…THREE MUSCULAR REDS COMPLEMENTING FLAME-GRILLED STEAKS & CHOPS, WHILE THREE CRISP, RACY WHITES LOOK TO TANGY FIELD GREENS & BAGUETTES, OFFERING RIPE TROPICAL FRUIT, THINK JUICY TO MINERALITY            

WHAT & WHY: Our “Three on Grille” and “Three with Greens” fine wine tasting adds up to Six distinctive learning experiences, pairing both foods and the prep syncing up with springtime and the wines that elevate kitchen salad creations to fare that benefits from smoked- grille cooking, to other April tastes. Guest host & wine educator Bob McVicker is pouring both classic & trending wines of celebrated vintners and emerging innovators, from Masciarelli Wine Company’s International Portfolio …tasters will experience bottles & styles that will be new to your palette…the opportunity to add new to your wine choices.  As always our tasting are complimentary & the tasting is elevated using our imported Riedel stemware.  

WHO: Guest host Bob McVicker, Masciarelli and Savour’s Kathleen Morgan have selected fine wines from classic & emerging regions in Europe, the Continent & the Americas

WHEN: This Saturday, April 16th, from 2pm to 4pm + … @ Savour

HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.

Saturday’s Pourings include: A St. Emilion Grand Cru & the Sancerre, 2 Muscular Cabs from Napa, A Mosel Riesling & A Lazio, It. Bellone  

Domaine Etienne Daulny Sancerre, Fr. 2020, Alc. 13.5%.
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc, Tasting: Etienne Daulny makes a stylish, racy Sancerre that’s simply electric; clean, juicy and racy. Melon, grapefruit and gooseberry with aromas of green pea and spearmint. The vibrant nature of this wine makes it one of the most versatile on the planet. Pairs Well: Great with all types of seafood, soft cheeses and chicken dishes, goat cheese.… $29.99

Casale Giglio, Bellone, Lazio, It., IGT, 2020, Alc.13%
Varietal: Bellone Tasting: The wine evokes sunshine and ripe tropical fruit such as mango and papaya, carefully balanced by a marked acidity which makes it suitable for long bottle aging. Rich, ample and lingering on the palate with light floral and spicy notes. Similar to Chardonnay. Hallmarked by its pronounced acidity and zesty tang. A long finish. Pairs Well: pasta primavera, vegetarian, apps+snacks, cured meats, lean fish.. $14.99                

Eifel Pfeiffer Riesling Feinherb, Graacher Himmelreich, 2018 Alc. 10.5%Varietal: Riesling, Tasting: Fruit blossoms, white pepper stone fruit and a hint of honey on the nose….nearly dry, nice minerality to open, apple and nectarine mid palate with pineapple and lemon on the finish. Classic, desirable acidity but the slightest touch of sweetness on the end to balance it out. Pairs Well: roast pork loin, shellfish, spicy foods, cured meats, everything chicken… $19.99

Chateau Pipeau, St. Emilion, Grand Cru, Fr., 2018, Alc. 14% Varietals: 
predominantly Merlot Tasting: Dry, medium to full, complex wine. Blueberry, blackberry, black currant, plum and dark cherry. Hints of mushrooms, anise, leather and mocha. Very solid with high tannins and acidity, so well balanced wine, Pairs Well: Ribeye roast, grilled lamb chops, venison, pheasant. Rating: Wine Enthusiast 90….  $42.99

Punch Vineyards, Napa Valley, CA, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019, Alc. 14.5%  
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting: Punch Vineyards has all the hallmarks of a luxury Cabernet Sauvignon: concentration, bold, structured, complex flavors of black cherry, blackberry, mocha, spice and other notes. Toasty oak, soft, assertive tannins. Good structure and a long finish. Also, Punch Cab is unusually smooth. Pairs Well: standing rib roast, grilled duck breast, game birds…$39.99

Keenan vineyards, Napa Valley, Saint Helena, CA  Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018, Alc. 14.3%, Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Tasting: Deep ruby purple. Aromas of lily, lilac, black raspberries, black cherries, and leather.  Med. to full-bodied, dry, strong ripe tannins, flavors of black cherry, raspberry, blueberry  dark chocolate mint, subtle fresh green pepper, and vanilla. High complexity, long finish. Love the floral aromas. Pairs Well: ribeye steak, grilled lamb chops, game( venison, deer), mature & hard cheese… $69.99

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
with new selections added regularly
> 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  
N.B. 

We will begin to profile wine from the collections pairing food to each selection specific to each month.

Adding to the This Saturday’s Masciarelli Portfolio Tasting is Savor’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 l April – June Savour Wine Tastings!

April 16  -Bob McVicker, Masciarelli Wines  
April 23 – Gary Ballard, M.S. Walker
April 30 – Danny Giddings, Classic Wines (Martignetti)
May 7    – Marco Deary, Antinori Wines, Italian Wine Specialist
May 14  – Gordon Alexander, Terroir Wines (owner) spotlight “Italian Wines”
May 21 – Harry Zarkades, Main Street Wines, wine merchant – owner
May 28  – Manny Gonzales, portfolio manager, Horizon Beverage Company
June 4  – Casey  Gruttadauria, Ideal Wines
June 11
– Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines, Horizon Beverage Company
June 18 – Jen Pieters, Hogshead Wines
June 25 – Chuck Tyner, Italian Wine Traders    

PLEASE NOTE: Updated Mask Policy: Gloucester’s Board of Health has ended mask requirements in all public spaces including the retail community while encouraging people to continue to wear face coverings when indoors and with people of unknown vaccination status, and to respect, to be tolerant of people’s choice to wear masks.
> In accordance with the new policy, we welcome customers and vendors without masks and welcome customers and vendors wearing masks.
>Savour continues to provide the safest possible shopping environment for the health & well-being of our customers & our Savour team.
>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 ask you to respect customers who continue to socially distance. Thank you!  We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

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

FRENCH RED WINES OF TWO LEGENDARY WINE MERCHANTS & IMPORTERS, KERMIT LYNCH WINE & LOUIS DRESSNER SELECTIONS HEADLINE SAVOUR-SATURDAY’S APRIL 9TH COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTING, CHOICES FROM CAROLINA WINES CONNOISSEUR PORTFOLIO…& WITH A SPRING-FRESHNESS-FOCUS, TASTERS WILL ALSO SAMPLE THREE WHITES PAIRED-TO-THE-SEASON A PROSECCO BRUT NV,  A SAUVIGNON BLANC FROM THE CONTINENT & IN PIEDMONT, A GAVI VINO BLANCO, EACH IDEAL SEAFOOD STARTERS!

FRENCH RED WINES OF TWO LEGENDARY WINE MERCHANTS & IMPORTERS, KERMIT LYNCH WINE & LOUIS DRESSNER SELECTIONS HEADLINE SAVOUR-SATURDAY’S APRIL 9TH COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTING, CHOICES FROM CAROLINA WINES CONNOISSEUR PORTFOLIO…& WITH A SPRING-FRESHNESS-FOCUS, TASTERS WILL ALSO SAMPLE THREE WHITES PAIRED-TO-THE-SEASON A PROSECCO BRUT NV,  A SAUVIGNON BLANC FROM THE CONTINENT & IN PIEDMONT, A GAVI VINO BLANCO, EACH IDEAL SEAFOOD STARTERS!

WHAT & WHY: Continuing our springtime theme to taste transitional wines matched to the season, gratefully moving from cool to warming climes as kitchen prep increasingly includes available in-season food and the wines that will elevate our daily dining to a special occasion. Our special guest host Tara Mathison, who leads Carolina’s Connoisseur Portfolio joins with Kathleen to sharing their wine to food paring experience and expertise, the occasion to learn while you sip, about the finer points of six standout bottles and the fare to pair  

WHO: Guest Host Tara Mathison, Carolina Wines and Savour’s Kathleen Morgan have selected an eclectic mix of fine wines as we continue to follow our transition to everything spring

WHEN: This Saturday, April 9, from 2pm to 4pm +… @ Savour

HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.

For Saturday’s Pouring…It’s Kermit & Louis  
Borgoluce Lampo Prosecco Brut, NV, Alc. 11.5%
Varietals: Glera, Tasting: This bubbly stands out for its vivacious, fine perlage and brilliant, yellow color. Lampo, a young, fresh sparkling wine with an elegant taste and well-orchestrated aromas. Great bubbles and high acidity with  apple, lemon, yeast and cheese on palate.The ideal aperitif and toast for all special occasions! Pairs Well: Shellfish, Vegetarian, Appetizers and Snacks, Apertif,… $17.99

Sincerely Sauvignon Blanc, So. Africa, Western Cape, 2018, Alc. 13%, Varietals: Sauvignon Blanc, Tasting: Very pale yellow with a green tinge. Subtle aromas of citrus peel, gooseberry and tarragon. Juicy and lively but supple too, offering modest complexity and density but an easygoing subtle sweetness to its brisk white fruit and citrus flavors. Finishes firm and salty, with decent persistence. Pairs Well: Shellfish , Vegetarian, Goat cheese….   $14.99

Christina Ascheri, Gavi di Gavi, Piedmont, It., 2019, Alc. 13.5% Varietals: Cortese
Tasting:  Notable from Gavi…pale straw colour, citrus nose with hints of peach. Crisp dry lemon and grapefruit on the palate. A nice sharpness about it. Herbaceous notes. Medium body, dry, crisp. Citrus (lemon, tangerine) with almond and stone. A great seafood starter.
Pairs Well: Pasta, Shellfish, Appetizers & Snacks, Lean Fish, Cured Meats….$19.99

La Pepie, Cabernet Franc, Louis Dressner Wines, Loire Valley, Fr, 2020 certified organic, 13.5%, Varietals: Cabernet Franc, Tasting: There was a very light nose of cranberry and tart, red fruit with hints of fresh white pepper.  In the mouth this wine had textured and lively acidity, tart dry red fruit, and a ripe, wood polish note.  Its hard to describe but there was a nice contrast to the ripe flavors and dryness of the wines. Pairs Well: butterflied leg of lamb, Charcuterie (terrines / pates ), tuna tartare, goats cheese, young pecorino… $18.99

Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Toscana, 2016, Alc. 13.5%

Varietals: Sangiovese  (mainly), Canaiolo, Tasting: This beauty is rich and ripe, almost Brunello in style. Notes of black cherry, sandalwood, smoked meat, and a touch of violets. It’s full in body, the biggest wine out of this set. The wood is integrated really well here. The wine is round and plush before the supple tannins add some grip on the backend. Pairs Well: Grilled Beef, Game ( deer/ vernon), Grilled Chicken Thighs….  $35.99

Le Pigeoulet Vaucluse, So. Rhone Valley, Fr., a Kermit Lynch Selection, 2019, Alc. 14.1
Varietals: Blend: 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Carignan, 5% Cinsault, practicing organic farming, Tasting: A floral expression with roses and violets, dusty tannins and cured meats. The structure is sturdy with density and freshness, herbs, licorice and blackberries.  Oak tannins show through with 50% of the wine aged in oak foudres for 18 months. Pairs Well: works nicely with summer fare: grilled fish, roast chicken, grilled vegetables. The life of the party at any cookout, picnic, impromptu gathering…. $21.99



 

Everything Savour Deli Foods – American & Imported Artisan Producers
starting with our signature cheese portfolio curated to pair well to our wines as do all our food…pates  l  Charcuterie  l  cured – uncured meats  l condiments  l  spreads  l
fab-frozen baguettes from Canada  l  distinctive crackers l  Boston sweets  l  imported
chocolate bars l  you-pour imported Greek Olive Oil  l  fresh foods to-go  ….the unexpected.

Adding to the This Saturday’s Carolina Wines Tasting is Savor’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 l April – May Savour Wine Tastings!

April 9   -Tara Mathison, Carolina Wines Divi. of Martignetti
April 16  -Bob McVicker, Masciarelli Wines  
April 23 – Gary Ballard, M.S. Walker
April 30 – Danny Giddings, Classic Wines (Martignetti)
May 7    – Marco Deary, Antinori Wines, Italian Wine Specialist
May 14  – Gordon Alexander, Terroir Wines (owner) spotlight “Italian Wines”
May 21 – Harry Zarkades, Main Street Wines (owner)
May 28  – Manny Gonzales, portfolio manager, Horizon Beverage Company
June 4  – TBD
June 11– Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines, Horizon Beverage Company

PLEASE NOTE: Updated Mask Policy: Gloucester’s Board of Health has ended mask requirements in all public spaces including the retail community while encouraging people to continue to wear face coverings when indoors and with people of unknown vaccination status, and to respect, to be tolerant of people’s choice to wear masks.
> In accordance with the new policy, we welcome customers and vendors without mask and welcome customers and vendors wearing masks.
>Savour continues to provide the safest possible shopping environment for the health & well-being of our customers & our Savour team.
>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 ask you to respect customers who continue to socially distance. Thank you!

                          We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

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

21st CENTURY WINES HEADLINE SAVOUR-SATURDAY’S APRIL 2nd WINE TASTING  CONTINUING OUR SPRING INTO SUMMER TRANSITION, WINES THAT MATCH COMING-  IN-SEASON FOODS …A TROKEN (DRY) RIESLING IS AS FOOD FRIENDLY AS THERE IS HERE FROM THE FINGER LAKES….TO A BIG “BABY BLUE” CA. RED BLEND TO MUSCLE A RIBEYE, AND LOOKING AHEAD, A “SUMMER SESSIONS” SO. AFRICA ROSE! PLUS THREE MORE IN-SYNC SPRING VALUES… RICH RED BLENDS TO CRISP VIBRANT WHITES!               

21st CENTURY WINES HEADLINE SAVOUR-SATURDAY’S APRIL 2nd WINE TASTING  
CONTINUING OUR SPRING INTO SUMMER TRANSITION, WINES THAT MATCH COMING-  IN-SEASON FOODS …A TROKEN (DRY) RIESLING IS AS FOOD FRIENDLY AS THERE IS HERE FROM THE FINGER LAKES….TO A BIG “BABY BLUE” CA. RED BLEND TO MUSCLE A RIBEYE, AND LOOKING AHEAD, A “SUMMER SESSIONS” SO. AFRICA ROSE! PLUS THREE MORE IN-SYNC SPRING VALUES… RICH RED BLENDS TO CRISP VIBRANT WHITES!  
          
   

WHAT & WHY: Pleased to reacquaint Saturday tasters with the distinctive, well-curated portfolio of 21st Century Wines, and our guest host and “grape” educator Bill Hoey.  This tasting event offers a practical learning experience, the distinctive qualities of the wines Bill is pouring and how they complement springtime fare….especially seasonal veggies that are beginning to appear at local, pop-up markets.  We are pleased our tastings present wine new to your palette, the occasion to learn, taste and experience fine wines of complexity.        

WHO:Guest Host Bill Hoey, 21st Century Wines and Savour’s Kathleen Morgan have selected an eclectic mix of fine wines as we continue to follow our transition to everything spring!

WHEN: This Saturday, April 2, from 2pm to 4pm +… @ Savour

HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.

 For Saturday’s Pouring…we travel from upstate NY to Macedonia, Espana, couple stops in So. Africa, returning to CA’s west coast.

Porto Carras Assyrtiko, Sithonia, Chalkidiki , Macedonia, Greece, 2019, Alc. 13.0
Varietal:Pa Assyrtiko, Tastings: Pale citrusy color. Aromas of candied lemon, parker rolls, baked peach, and toasted almonds with a silky, vibrant, dryish light-medium body and a graceful, appealing, medium-length citrus zest, fresh herbs, and sea spray finish. A fresh, food-friendly Assyrtiko with a hint of salinity; an ultra-refreshing spring-summer wine, Pairs Well: BBQ chicken, Pad Thai chicken, chicken fajitas, Rating: Wine Searcher – 90 pts …. $19.99

Hunt Country Vineyards troken (dry) Riesling, Finger Lakes, NY, 2019,
 Alc. 12.5%
Varietal: Riesling, Tastings: Aromas of white grape and apple carry an almost candied vibe on the nose. It’s rounded in feel on the palate, with juicy apple and ripe lemon flavors that are pushed along by tangerine-laden acidity. It ends dry but fruity, making this an approachable, straightforward expression. Pairs Well: A lively acidity Riesling pairs beautifully with myriad foods foods. Rating: Wine Enthusiast 90 pts  …. $19.99

Radley & Finch “Summer Sessions”  Cinsault Rose, Western Cape, So.Africa, 2021
, Alc. 12.7%, Varietal: Cinsault, Tastings: This rosé is attractive from start to finish. It leads with a lovely pink peony character that’s complemented by scents of white peach, cranberry and currant, all lifted by a lime rind accent. The palate is fresh and lively, good body and acidity to lift the fruit and enliven the close. A touch of savory herbs and spice unfold on the close, Pairs Well: Enjoy with prosciutto and melon, soft ripe cheeses Rating: wine.com 89 pts  …. $14.99

Rascallion 45 RPM Red Blend, Western Cape, Rascallion, So. Africa, 2019, Alc. 13%
Varietals: Grenache, Mourvedre, Tannat, Cinsault Tastings: Intense red color with a bright purple hue. Dark fruit, berry-cherry aromas. Blackberry, sweet dark fruit on the palate with hints of cloves and anise seed. Well balanced with elegant integrated tannins. A smooth, long finish with primary olive and black fruit flavors lingering. A Northern Rhone style. Pairs Well: pasta, root vegetables, artisan burgers, grilled chicken fingers Rating: Tim Atkins So. Africa Report 89 pts … $14.99

Valderiz, Ribera del Duero, Valderiz, Spain, 2018, Alc. 14.5%, Varietals: Tempranillo, Tinto Fino, Tinta Roriz, Tastings: Organic practices for this velvety red offers g generous layers of cherry reduction, espresso, clove and loamy earth notes that are flanked with licorice, graphite and floral hints. Shows freshness and concentration. Drink now through 2039, wow!, Pairs Well: grilled ribeye steaks, lamb kabobs w/ veggies, game (venison, deer) Rating:  Wine Spectator 95 pts, James Suckling 93, pts ….$34.99

Blue Rock “Baby Blue”, red blend,  Alexander Valley, CA, 2019, Alc. 14.5%
Varietals: six grapes – 43% cabernet sauvignon 25% merlot 11% syrah 10% petit verdot 7% cabernet franc and 4% malbec. Tastings: Baby Blue is always built for pleasure right out of the gate and this beautifully aromatic rendition is no exception. Loads of rich red and black fruits, plus a delightful hint of blueberry, all get the party started. This is followed up by a nice complement of baking spices, vanilla, a kiss of gentle herbs, just the right amount of beautiful French oak and earthy goodness to round things out on the finish. Wonderful length and supple tannins. Pairs Well: lamb stew, veal piccata, grilled Cornish game hens, rib roast… $34.99                  

Everything Savour Deli Foods – American & Imported Artisan Producers

starting with our signature cheese portfolio curated to pair well to our wines as do all our food…pates  l  Charcuterie  l  cured – uncured meats  l condiments  l  spreads  l
fab-frozen baguettes from Canada  l  distinctive crackers l  Boston sweets  l  imported
chocolate bars l  you-pour imported Greek Olive Oil  l  fresh foods to-go  ….the unexpected

Adding to the This Saturday’s @1st Century Tasting is Savor’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 l Mar.-April Savour Wine Tastings!

April 2   – Bill Hoey, 21st Century Wines  
April 9   – Anthony Sciarappa, Carolina Wines Divi. of Martignetti
April 16  -Bob McVicker, Masciarelli Wines  
April 23 – Gary Ballard, M.S. Walker
April 30 – Danny Giddings, Classic Wines (Martignetti)
May 7    – Marco Deary, Antinori Wines, Italian Wine Specialist
May 14  – Harry Zarkades, Main Street Wines (owner)
May 21 – Gordon Alexander, Terroir Wines (owner) spotlight “Italian Wines”
May 28  – Manny Gonzales, portfolio manager, Horizon Beverage Company
June 4  – TBD
June 11– Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines, Horizon Beverage Company

PLEASE NOTE: Updated Mask Policy: Gloucester’s Board of Health has ended mask requirements in all public spaces including the retail community while encouraging people to continue to wear face coverings when indoors and with people of unknown vaccination status, and to respect, to be tolerant of people’s choice to wear masks.
> In accordance with the new policy, we welcome customers and vendors without mask and welcome customers and vendors wearing masks.
>Savour continues to provide the safest possible shopping environment for the health & well-being of our customers & our Savour team.
>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 ask you to respect customers who continue to socially distance. Thank you!

                          We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

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

FOR THE INTRIGUING WINE REGIONS REPRESENTED AT SAVOUR-SATURDAY’S MARCH 26TH TASTING, WELCOMING BACK THE OZ WINE COMPANY THAT CHAMPIONS FARMING FAMILY VINTNERS WHO STUBBORNLY CLING TO ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC & SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES…PLACING A PREMIUM VALUE ON QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY.  

FOR THE INTRIGUING WINE REGIONS REPRESENTED AT SAVOUR-SATURDAY’S MARCH 26TH TASTING, WELCOMING BACK THE OZ WINE COMPANY THAT CHAMPIONS FARMING FAMILY VINTNERS WHO STUBBORNLY CLING TO ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC & SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES…PLACING A PREMIUM VALUE ON QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY.  

WHAT & WHY…The OZ portfolio of curated wines and those that will be tasted this Saturday embody the vintners and their carefully managed terriors where curiosity for researching and testing innovative winemaking options, along with respect for proven contemporary techniques, define their approach to the “grape”.  From guest host & OZ wine rep/educator Chris Hoffman “Working at Oz has greatly expanded my wine horizons and palette. I love to work with the little honest gems in our portfolio, ones I’ll be introducing and pouring this Saturday.“  

WHO: Guest Host Chris Hoffman, OZ Wines and Savour’s Kathleen Morgan have selected wines that will be new to your palette and follow our transition to spring and lighter cuisine.

WHEN: This Saturday, March 26th,  from 2pm to 4pm +… @ Savour

HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.

Saturday’s Pourings Features Intriguing Wine Regions: Sintra & Vinho Verde, Portugal; Burgenland Austria; Trebbiano, It; Valle d’Aosta, It; Willamette Valley, OR

Quinta da Raza, Avesso (White), Vinho Verde, Portugal, 2019
, Alc. 13% Varietal: Avesso, Tasting: Regarded as one of the top grapes in the Vinho Verde mix, Avesso is from southern Vinho Verde region close to the Douro. Exhibiting fresh aroma like apple, green grape, citrus, peach, acacia and minerality with bit of oak sense. Full body, peach, pear, apricot and citrus like acidity, very smooth, juicy, rich and ripe leading to a clean finish. A high level and high quality, elegant Vinho Verde that is already delicious, Pairs Well: Shellfish, vegetarian/vegan, appetizers and snacks, Rating: Wine Enthusiast 91pts, Wine & Spirits, 90pts ….$17.99

Vom Donabaum Gruber Veltliner, Niederoterreich, Weinviertel, Burgenland, Austria, 2019 Alc. 12.5% Varietal: 100% Gruner Veltliner, Tasting: This wine leads with lovely touch of flint, accentuating its green pear and lemon zest aromas. On the palate, it’s light and dry, with a phenolic character that lends both texture and structure, adding complexity to all the freshness. Pairs Well: pork loin, vegetarian, lean fish, cured meats, Rating: 91pts Wine Enthusiast. $17.99          

Noelia Ricci Trebbiano Bro, Emilia-Romagna,  Trebbiano, Italy 2019
, Alc.13.0%
Varietals: Trebbiano, Romagnolo, Pagadebit, Tasting: Color: of straw yellow with golden reflections within. Bouquet: delicate fruit scents, lemon zest, florals and citrus notes combined. Flavor: This wine is graced with pear, lemon citrus and herbal notes, Pairs Well: pasta dishes, shellfish, mature and hard cheeses and cured meats…$19.99

La Kiuva, Rouge de Vallee, Valle d’Aosta, Italy 2020, Alc. 13.5%, Varietals: 70% Picotendro (local Nebbiolo clone), Gros Vien, Neyret, Cornalin, and Fumin, Tasting: The 2020 La Kiuva Rouge de Vallée indeed embodies the fresh and ethereally elegant character of mountain wines. Light-to-medium-bodied, it captivates the senses with aromas and flavors of brambly red raspberries, cherries, and strawberries. On the palate, the fruits are laced with subtle hints of spring herbs and baking spice; white pepper emerges on the long finish buoyed by vibrant acidity that gives it a youthful kick!Pairs Well: mushroom soup, cold cuts and typical lard d’Arnad, Asian Pairing: Sio bak, Chicken Biryani, yakitori…$19.99


Illahe Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2020,
 Alc. 13.5%, Varietal: Oregon Pinot Noir, Tasting:The aromas of the 2020 Illahe Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir begin with strawberry, tamarind, and blackberry then broaden along the palate to include chalk, tobacco leaf, chocolate, and earth. The acid supports a complete yet not overwhelming tannin balanced between skin and oak. The wine retains its velvet mouthfeel through a process of clarification by racking. For an entry level pinot, this wine is a great value and will last 6 to 12 years under the best conditions. Pairs Well: beef, veal cutlets, game (venison, deer), game birds…..$29.99

Chao Rijo Vinho Tinto, Sintra, Adega Regional de Colares, Portugal, 2016
, Alc. 12.5% Varietals: 20% Tinta Roriz, 80% Castelao, Tasting: Elegant and restrained, this medium bodied red shows dried cherry and wild raspberry notes woven with leather and spice details. This classical Portugese wine finishes with a flash of violet, mineral and tobacco leaf notes. Pairs Well: artisan burgers, pasta, veal, Cornish game hens, rice dishes …$14.99

Everything Savour Deli Foods – American & Imported Artisan Producers
starting with our signature cheese portfolio curated to pair well to our wines as do all our food…pates  l  Charcuterie  l  cured – uncured meats  l condiments  l  spreads  l
fab-frozen baguettes from Canada  l  distinctive crackers l  Boston sweets  l  imported chocolate bars l  you-pour imported Greek Olive Oil  l  fresh foods to-go  ….the unexpected.  

Adding to the This Saturday’s OZ Wines tasting is Savor’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 l Mar.-April-May Savour Wine Tastings!M

arch 26 – Chris Hoffman, Oz Wines

April 2 – Gordon Alexander, owner Terrior Wines – “Italian Tasting”  
April 9 – Anthony Sciarappa, Carolina Wines Divi. of Martignetti
April 16 -Bob McVicker, Masciarelli Wines  
April 23 – Gary Ballard, M.S. Walker
April 30 – Danny Giddings, Classic Wines (Martignetti)
May 7 – Marco Deary, Antinori Wines, Italian Wine Specialist
May 14 – Harry Zarkades, Main Street Wines (owner)
May 21 – Gordon Alexander, Terroir Wines (owner)
Manny Gonzales, portfolio manager, Horizon Beverage Company
June 4 – TBD
June 11 – Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines, Horizon Beverage Company

PLEASE NOTE: Updated Mask Policy: Gloucester’s Board of Health has ended mask requirements in all public spaces including the retail community while encouraging people to continue to wear face coverings when indoors and with people of unknown vaccination status, and to respect, to be tolerant of people’s choice to wear masks.
> In accordance with the new policy, we welcome customers and vendors without mask and welcome customers and vendors wearing masks.
>Savour continues to provide the safest possible shopping environment for the health & well-being of our customers & our Savour team.
>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 welcome your use of our hand sanitizers. We will continue to sanitize credit cards before returning, and ask you respect customers who continue to socially distance. Thank you!

         We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

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

THE RESPECTED EXPERIENCE OF TOP-TIER WINE RATING EXPERTS – ROBERT PARKER – THE WINE SPECTATOR – JAMES SUCKLING – THE WINE ENTHUSIAST, DECANTER, ETC., ARE WELL REPRESENTED IN ALL 5 SAVOUR-SATURDAY WINES FROM MARTIGNETTI’S CONNOISSEUR WINE PORTFOLIO.  GUEST HOST BROOKE OVERSHIRE WILL EXPLAIN THE DEFINING COMPLEXITIES THAT ELEVATE THESE WINES TO THEIR LOFTY STATUS AT THE MARCH 19th TASTING. 

THE RESPECTED EXPERIENCE OF TOP-TIER WINE RATING EXPERTS – ROBERT PARKER – THE WINE SPECTATOR – JAMES SUCKLING – THE WINE ENTHUSIAST, DECANTER, ETC., ARE WELL REPRESENTED IN ALL 5 SAVOUR-SATURDAY WINES FROM MARTIGNETTI’S CONNOISSEUR WINE PORTFOLIO.  GUEST HOST BROOKE OVERSHIRE WILL EXPLAIN THE DEFINING COMPLEXITIES THAT ELEVATE THESE WINES TO THEIR LOFTY STATUS AT THE MARCH 19th TASTING. 

WHAT & WHY: Join us for an instructive tasting of nonpareil fine wines that continue our springtime theme to tasting transitional wines matched to the seasons, moving from cool to warming climes, as kitchen prep increasingly includes newly available in-season foods and the wines that elevate our daily dining.  Kathleen welcomes sharing her wine to food paring experience and expertise at every Saturday tasting and invites you to learn about pairing options for Savour’s expansive $14.99 wine bin selections. We are pleased our tastings present wines new to your palette, the occasion to learn, taste and experience fine wines of complexity.      

WHO:Guest Host Brooke Overshire, Martignetti’s Connoisseur Wines and Savour’s Kathleen Morgan have selected wines that complement spring cuisine.

WHEN: This Saturday, March 19th,  from 2pm to 4pm +… @ Savour

HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.

Saturday’s Pourings Feature: Sonoma, CA – Stellenbosch, So. Africa – Etna  + Giulla + Veneto, It.

Jermann, Vinnae, Ribolla Gialla, Venezia Giulla, It., 2019 Alc.12.5
Varietals: Ribolla Giala, Riesling, Friulano, Tasting: Made with small additions of Riesling and Friulano, this elegant white has enticing aromas of spring blossoms, yellow stone fruit and a light whiff of toasted nut. Racy and linear, the crisp, savory palate delivers honeydew, yellow peach and a tangy mineral note alongside bright acidity. Pairs Well: minced clams / pasta, shellfish, mature and hard cheese, lean fish, Ratings: Wine Enthusiast  92 pts. …   $22.99

Tornatore, Pietrarizzo, Etna Bianco, Etna, It., 2019, Alc. 13%
Varietals: Carricante, Cataratto, Tasting: Made predominantly from Carricante with a drop of Catarratto, this smooth, stunning white offers delicate, enticing scents chamomile, ripe white-stone fruit and a whiff of smoke. Savory and loaded with elegance, the medium-bodied, focused palate features juicy Meyer lemon, ripe Bartlett pear, golden apple and tangy, saline mineral notes. Bright acidity lends tension and balance. Pairs Well: shellfish, vegetarian, appetizers and snacks Ratings: Robert Parker 91pts, James Suckling 93pts…  $22.99

Pasqua 11 Minutes, Vigneti e Cantine, Odlet Amo, Rose, Treviso, Veneto, It., Rose, 2020, Alc. 12.5%, Varietals: a blend – 50% Corvina, 25% Trebbiano di Lugana, 15% Syrah, 10% Carménère Tasting: Gorgeous Italian Rosé made mostly from the Corvina grape – one of the three grapes used in Valpolicella and Amarone. Other grapes such as Syrah and Carmenere add colour and weight to this beauty. Citrus and floral notes carry through on the palate, leaving a mouthfeel that is refreshing and crisp. Pairs Well: it is ideal as an aperitif and as an accompaniment to the most delicate dishes. Ratings: Decanter 91pts, James Suckling 90pts …$19.99

Meerlust Red, Meerlust Estate, Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, So. Africa, 2018
, Alc. 14% Varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Franc  Tasting: Smoke, oak, earthy, blackberry, licorice. On the palate, full bodied, plum, blackberry, medium acidity. Very solid, elegant, and balanced wine. The tannins are soft and silky, the acidity fresh, the flavor profile focused and linear. The wine has a persistent and long-lasting aftertaste. South Africa’s most historic wine estate Pairs Well: Prime Rib, grilled lamb chops, game (deer, venison), fried chicken… Rating: Wine Enthusiast 89 pts …  $17.99

Mount Peak Rattlesnake Zinfandel, North Coast, Sonoma, 2016
, Alc. 15.5%
Varietals: Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Tasting: Medium garnet-purple colored, it leads with baked raspberries, kirsch and blackberry pie notes pus nuances of dusty soil, cinnamon stick, dried roses and oolong tea with a hint of spearmint. Full-bodied, rich and spicy in the mouth, it has a plush texture and fantastic freshness, finishing with a minty lift. Pairs Well: lamb, ribeye steak, grilled beef kabobs with red / yellow pepper, Ratings: Robert Parker 94pts, James Suckling 91pts, Wine Spectator 91 pts …$39.99

Everything Savour Deli Foods – American & Imported Artisan Producers
starting with our signature cheese portfolio curated to pair well to our wines as do all our food…pates  l  Charcuterie  l  cured – uncured meats  l condiments  l  spreads  l
fab-frozen baguettes from Canada  l  distinctive crackers l  Boston sweets  l  imported chocolate bars l  you-pour imported Greek Olive Oil  l  fresh foods to-go  ….the unexpected.  

Adding to the This Saturday Martignetti’s Connoisseur Wines portfolio  is Savor’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 l Mar.-April Savour Wine Tastings!
March 19 – Brooke Overheiser of Connoisseur Wines (Martignetti)
March 26 – Chris Hoffman, Oz Wines

April 2 – Gordon Alexander, owner Terrior Wines – “Italian Tasting”  
April 9 – Anthony Sciarappa, Carolina Wines Divi. of Martignetti
April 16 -Bob McVicker, Masciarelli Wines  

PLEASE NOTE: Updated Mask Policy: Gloucester’s Board of Health has ended mask requirements in all public spaces including the retail community while encouraging people to continue to wear face coverings when indoors and with people of unknown vaccination status, and to respect, to be tolerant of people’s choice to wear masks.
> In accordance with the new policy, we welcome customers and vendors without mask and welcome customers and vendors wearing masks.
>Savour continues to provide the safest possible shopping environment for the health & well-being of our customers & our Savour team.
>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 welcome your use of our hand sanitizers. We will continue to sanitize credit cards before returning, and ask you to respect customers who continue to socially distance. Thank you!

                We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

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