Revealing The Essence of Tuscany Wines: A Savour Wine And Cheese Tasting Seminar hosted Italian Wine Ambassador, Ciro Pirone & Kathleen Morgan.


what: A wine tasting seminar of Tuscany, Italy led by Ciro Pirone presenting its renowned wines & foods, singular geographic areas, spirited culture and traditions focused on the major, celebrated Sangiovese grape of Tuscany, the centerpiece of the region’s great wines …Chianti Classico, Montalcino, Montepulciano while demystifying the Super Tuscans wines, so loved but still so misunderstood.
-Ciro’s seminar will include take-home materials to continue the learning experience with maps/facts, information about Tuscany… related specifically to the wines and areas covered in the seminar
-9 wines (Chianti Classico, Montalcino, Montepulciano Super Tuscans) will be tasted designed to gain an understanding of the variety of different Sangiovese grapes from the regions’s different terroir including a flight of very distinctive SuperTuscans (Merlot, Cabernet, and Sangiovese based).
-Accompanying the tasting will be Savour’s specialty appetizers… cheeses, charcuterie and condiments

why: It’s the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of Tuscany’s cultural heritage, through its wine. The occasion to be on your way to becoming a Tuscany expert, and a more educated wine buyer of Tuscan wines as well as wines in general.
Learn about upcoming seminars with Ciro  

who: Italian Wine Ambassador & IWS (Italian Wine Scholar), Director of Wines, Horizon Beverage Company, Ciro Pirone and Savour Wine with Cheese owner
and certified sommelier Kathleen Morgan

when:  Tuscany Wine Tasting Seminar: Thursday, January 30th, 6p to 8p

: Savour Wine & Cheese, 76 Prospect Street, Gloucester, MA
Park in Savour’s private parking space directly behind the store and on-street parking (Prospect and Pleasant streets).

how: Please call Kathleen or Courtney – 978. 282 .1455 to reserve your seating.
Option to register online :
-N.B. Seating for this special seminar is limited.  Recommend reserving your seating today.  l

tuition: an all inclusive fee of $50 per person and save 10% on all featured wines.

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Savour’s Select Holiday Wine-Gifts … Complete.



Savour’s Select Holiday Wine-Gifts …Complete

An array of special wine experiences…for gifting,     exhibiting complexity, balance & length… all taste forward.

Distinctive wines of Europe, The Continent & the Americas, with gift-ready packaging, gift cards, pairing suggestions…   making quality gift-giving ever-so-easy & memorable.


Value-laden gift wines, pricing from $20 …complete.

-to celebrate the season in style!

Kathleen, Courtney & the Savour Team


Savour Wine &Cheese

76 Prospect Street

Gloucester MA


Holiday Hours:

Saturday – 10 – 7 pm

Sunday – noon – 4 pm

Monday (December 23) – noon – 6 pm

Tuesday – 11 am – 7 pm

Wednesday – 11 – 7 pm

Friday – 11 am – 7 pm

(Special Hours Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve)

Open 10 am – 5 pm

Find Your Holiday Joy at the Beauport

Good Morning Gloucester

If, by chance, you aren’t feeling the holiday spirit yet, take a trip to the beautiful Beauport Hotel to see their glorious holiday decorations.  It is impossible to not feel joy upon walking up the staircase and into the lobby.  Sit by the fireplace for a bit, look out to the harbor, and enjoy one of their yummy holiday cocktails.  I had something with fig infused vodka the other day and if was delicious!  If it isn’t too chilly, snuggle up on the deck by the fireplace with a blanket and forget about your holiday to-dos for a bit.  Don’t forget, before you leave, to stroll into the gift shop for some holiday shopping.

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Sunday at Tonno

Good Morning Gloucester

Last Sunday we decided to go to Tonno and try out the Sunday dinner special featuring an appetizer and an entree for a fixed price. GMG Jimmy had the eggplant appetizer and I had the shrimp bruschetta. They were each amazing and nearly a meal to themselves.

I chose chicken parmigiana and Jim ordered spaghetti with meatballs and sausage. We were not disappointed. Lovely evening out! Thanks Tonno for bringing back some of Jim’s childhood memories in an Italian household.

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Savour’s 2019 Fall Holiday Grand Wine Tasting November 10th!

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So it’s that time again – The Grand Fall Tasting is Here!
Sunday, Nov. 10
at Savour from 1 – 5 p.m.
(First hour for Wine Club Members Only)
Over 80 wines to taste!
 artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, olives, bread and more . . . .
to sample while you sip and savour your way around the globe!
10% off 6 bottles
15% off 12 or more
Complimentary!  ($5.00 suggested donation to Pathways for Children)
For the first time, we are publishing the list ahead so you can look it over and make a plan to taste exactly what you are looking for.  Also, feel free to come in and see me before Sunday, Nov. 10 if you would like personalized suggestions.   Please print out the list and pass it along or email it to as many wine-loving friends as you can think of.  This is a great opportunity to make this holiday season special with some rare and incredible wines!  At savings of 10% on 6 bottles and 15% on 12 or more, this is a remarkable deal – just in time for the holidays!
Fall Grand Tasting 2019, List of Wines
Harry Zarkades – Main Street Wines (Table 1A)
Haton Champagne Blanc de Blanc Brut, NV, France
            Fiou Sancerre, 2018, France
            Panther Creek Pinot Gris, 2016, Oregon
            Turtle Rock Willow White, 2017, Oregon
            Panther Creek Pinot Noir, 2016, Oregon
Musset-Roullier Anjou Rouge, 2017, France
Turtle Rock Plum Orchard Red blend, 2016, CA
Bookmark Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009, CA
Chris Hoffman- Oz Wines (Table 1B)
            Avinyo Petillant Blanc, 2018, Spain
Yvonne Saumur Blanc, 2017, France
            Schoenheitz Riesling Herrrenrebe, 2016, France
            Ovum “Off the Grid” Cedar Ranch Vineyard Riesling, 2017, Oregon
            Abouriou Cotes du Marmandais Carignan, 2016, France
            Arnoux Savigny-les-Beaune Les Pimentiers Burgundy, 2015, France
            Schoenheitz Pinot Noir, 2018, France
            Scagliola Frem Barbera d’Asti, 2016, Italy
Casey Gruttadauria- Ideal Wines (Table 2A)
            Campagnoni Franciacorta Saten, 2014, Italy
Ardoisières Silice Blanc IGP Allobroges, 2018, France
Clair St Aubin 1er Cru Sous Roche Dumay, 2017, France
Amplify ‘Subliminal’ Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018, CA
Clos De La Brosse Saint Amour, 2017, France
Closerie des Alisiers Marsannay Vieilles Vignes, 2017, France
La Bouysse Roc-Long Corbières, 2015, France
            Selvapiana Chianti Rufina, 2018, Italy
Danny Giddings – Classic Wines (Table 2B)
            Moncontour Dry Sparkling Vouvray, NV, France
            Villa Wolf Pinot Gris, 2017, Germany
            Errazuriz Chardonnay, 2017, Chile
Olianas Vermentino, 2018, Italy
Villebois Menetou-Salon Rouge, 2015, France
Donati Claret, 2015, CA
Honig Bartolucci Cabernet, 2015, CA
Leacock’s Madeira Tinta Negra Doce, 2001, 500 ml, Portugal
Anthony Sciarappa – Carolina Wines (Table 3A)
Terras Gauda O Rosal, 2018, Spain
Neyers Sonoma County Chardonnay, 2018, CA
Forman Napa Valley Chardonnay, 2017, CA
Patrimonio Giacometti Red, 2016, France
Neyers Sage Canyon Red, 2017, CA
Paul Autard Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 2015, France
Shafer TD-9 Napa Vally Red, 2016, CA
Far Niente Dolce, 2012, CA
Bob McVicker – Masciarelli Wines (Table 3B)
Janny Meursault “Flamoise” Chardonnay, Burgundy, 2015, France
            FiveVintner’s Admiral’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2017, CA
            Schiopetto Friulano Collio, 2016, Italy
            Cave de Turckheim Pinot Blanc, 2018, France
            Belpoggio Rosso di Montalcino, 2016, Italy
            Chateau Pindefleurs St. Emilion Grand Cru, 2016, France
            Del Fin del Mundo “Special Blend,” 2016, Argentina
            Beppe Marino Bramusa Brachetto, 2018, Italy
Gary Ballard – MS Walker (Table 4A)
Akakies Kir-Yianni Sparkling Rosé, 2018, Greece
Granbazan Albarino Verde, 2017, Spain
Chateau Fuissé Pouilly-Fuissé Grand Cru Chardonnay, Burgundy, FR
Cooper Mountain Biodynamic Pinot Gris, 2016, Oregon
Abbazia di Novacella Pinot Nero, 2018, Italy
Fontanabianca Barbaresco, 2016, Italy
642 Maremma Toscana Rosso Riserva, 2016, Italy
Cogno Dolcetto d’ Alba, 2018, Italy
Michael Bonilla – Horizon Beverages (Table 4B)
            Villa Sandi Sparkling Rosato, NV, Italy
Domaine Bichot Long-Depaquit Chablis, 2016, France
Villa Matilde Fiano di Avelino, 2018, Italy
Fernandez Tinto Pesquera Crianza, 2014, Spain
Tamarack Cellars Merlot, 2015, Washington State
Vall Llach Embruix Priorat, 2016, Spain
Browne Family Cabernet, 2015, Washington State
            Donnafugata Passito di Pantelleria, 2016, 375 ml, Italy
Now is the time to join the Wine Club!
For a forever one-time fee of $20.00, members:
Get early access, with few crowds and great selection at our Grand Tastings.  (First hour is Wine Club members only).
Always receive 10% off 6 bottles and 15% of 12 bottles or more.
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Also – we are getting low on these bags.  They cost us almost $3.00 each, so if you are piling them up, please return all but 2 you can reuse.  We even give you $1.00 off your purchase for each bag you bring back.  So you get an extra discount for returning something free!  What’s a better deal than that?!!
Holiday Season Hours
Tuesday – Friday – 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday – 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday (now open) noon – 4 pm
also open Monday, Nov. 25 – 11 am – 6 pm
and Monday December 23, 11 am – 6 pm
Savour Wine and Cheese, 76 Prospect Street, Gloucester, MA 01930


Minglewood + Serenitee = great date night!

Good Morning Gloucester

I got my annual Serenitee email which added a free entree AND dessert to my card in celebration of my October birthday; which coincided perfectly with my plan to have dinner at Minglewood over the weekend. Our server Jamie expertly delivered our drinks, appetizer, meals and dessert. It was a delightful experience, made even better by a nearly 40% reduction in our final bill! A wonderful date night for us. It’s a no brained….get your own Serenitee card today!

Blood Orange Margarita (yum) and wine:

Fried pickles accompanied by a dill dip (genius move):

Baked Haddock and Baked Seafood Casserole:

Flourless Chocolate Torte:

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Savour Wine & Cheese 5-Course Wine Dinner


A Culinary Evening in Campania, it
The Food & Wine of Italy’s Famed Almalfi Coast
Special guest …Italian Wine Ambassador &
Native Campanian, Ciro Pirone.        
In the Savour kitchen, Chef Matt Beach &
Sous Chef Anthony Sciarappa.
  Sunday, October 20th 
seating at 6:30 PMPer favore, Siediti
Seating is limited to 48 diners.  Please reserve by clicking here now or calling Kathleen, Courtney, Bridget @ 978-282-1455
in five courses
Bruschetta on Crostini
Polpette (Meatballs)
Wine: Villa Matilde Falanghina ‘Rocca dei Leoni’
Breseaola on Arugula
Wine: Villa Matilde Aglianico
Pasta Course
Pasta alle Vongle (clams) Bianco
Wine: Villa Matilde Fiano di Avellino Docg
Main Course
Pesce (Cod) con Puttanesca
Wine: Villa Matilde Falerno del Massico Doc
Panna Cotta with Limoncello glaze
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Savour is transformed into a comfortable, festive fine dining venue for this special occasion 
Prix Fixe Wine Dinner  $85 per diner – all inclusive: dinner + wine + gratuity
Who: Wine Pairings Selected By Kathleen Morgan PhD, Wine Merchant + Owner
How: Reservations please call Kathleen, Courtney, Bridget @ 978-282-1455 or
online @ > Online Store > An Evening in Campania
Where: Savour Wine & Cheese, 56 Prospect Street, Gloucester MA
Parking: Directly behind Savour in their private lot and on-street


Savour Wine & Cheese 5-Part Wine Education Series


Become A Wine Expert: 5-Part Wine Series

Presenter: Kathleen Powers Morgan, Ph.D.

Beginning Thursday, October 3rd

             2019 Northshore Magazine BONS Winner “Best Wine Selection”  

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Register by calling Kathleen or Courtney @ 978 282-1455

Or go to:

Your Wine Learning Experience Includes:

Trending what’s new and exciting in the wine world

Making a $10 wine taste like a $40 wine…in minutes.

Saving as much as 300% on your restaurant wine selections.

Choosing the best values in shopping for wine, saving at least 10% on every purchase.

Selecting wines that will pair well with food, elevating taste, enhancing your enjoyment

Maximizing the experience: understanding how to evaluate wine for color, aroma, taste and even faults. Learning about the impact on taste of different vintages, choosing stemware, decanting, serving temperature and much more.

Kathleen shares her expertise from her years of hands-on experience with retail shops, four-star restaurants, wine distributors, importers, innovative vintners world-wide and as a

certified sommelier.

Five Classes Curriculum:

  1. Tasting Wine, evaluating wine using techniques from the Court of Master Sommeliers,
  2. White Wine Varietals,
  3. Red Wine Varietals,
  4. Wine Know-How: Storage, Buying, Restaurant Ordering, BYOB Etiquette, Decanting, Choosing Stemware, Vintages, Proper Serving Temperature
  5. Wine and Food Pairings: taste-testing combinations

Tuition: $250.00 for 5-classes includes: notebooks, instructional handouts, vintage charts, food, and quality wines to taste each week.

How: Register by calling Kathleen or Courtney @ 978 282-1455

Or go to:

When: Five consecutive Thursdays in October -3,10,17, 24, 31 – Class time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Where: Savour Wine & Cheese, 76 Prospect St. Gloucester

Parking: directly behind Savour. + The class is limited to 12 people + Register by Sept. 30th