TASTING SIX ROBUST REDS AND WHITES TO TAME THE CHILL IN THE HEART OF WINTER HIGHLIGHTING THIS FEBRUARY 19TH SAVOUR – SATURDAY’S TASTING ARE THE  WINES OF SPECIALTY WINE MERCHANT HARRY “Z”. SPOTLIGHTING A PINOT NOIR AND PINOT GRIS FORM OREGON AND A MASSIVE TUSCAN BRUNELLO  DI MONTALCINO.  DO STEP IN FROM THE COLD AND JOIN US.

TASTING SIX ROBUST REDS AND WHITES TO TAME THE CHILL IN THE HEART OF WINTER HIGHLIGHTING THIS FEBRUARY 19TH SAVOUR – SATURDAY’S TASTING ARE THE  WINES OF SPECIALTY WINE MERCHANT HARRY “Z”. SPOTLIGHTING A PINOT NOIR AND PINOT GRIS FROM OREGON AND A MASSIVE TUSCAN BRUNELLO  DI MONTALCINO.  DO STEP IN FROM THE COLD AND JOIN US.

WHAT & WHY: As our culinary thinking is firmly centered on hearty, comfort fare… warming fish chowders and substantial beef stews laden with root veggies… to roasts flavored with family favorite au jus, roasted potatoes, greens in season and an array of homemade breads to corral the drippings, Harry “Z” fine wine selections for this tasting more than stand up to the big flavors / aromas that define winter food-favorites.  We continue our tasting and informational journey having our Saturday tastings emphasize everything in pairing wine and food.  Always complimentary tastings, & as always, the tasting is elevated using our imported Riedel stemware.  

WHO:Guest Host Harry “Z” wine merchant / importer / owner Main Street Wine Imports and Savour’s Kathleen Morgan have chosen wines primarily from small, independent, innovative vintners, one’s that match winter comfort food…roasts, stews, hearty soups and pasta    

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

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

Saturday’s Pourings include: two Oregonian reds; a Russian River Valley fav, big complex tastes from Tuscany, Sicily, and Argentina.

Duck Pond Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, OR, 2018, 
Alc.14.5%, Varietal: Oregon Pinot Gris, Tasting: Characterized by its tropical aromas and bright acidity. Flavors and aromas of lemon curd, nectarine, elderflower, grapefruit dominate, finishing crisp and dry. Pairs Well: This wine makes an excellent partner for shellfish, sushi, and most hors-d’oeuvres. Rating: Wine Enthusiast 89 ….$14.99

Octopoda Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, CA, 2019, Alc. 14.5
Varietals: Chardonnay Tasting: A very subtle nose hints at yellow plum, creaminess and just a hint of hazelnut. The palate has a lovely, sinuous, well-proportioned body that gains immensely from its ripe but zesty lemon freshness. The finish is dry, appetizing and bright.  Pairs Well: roast pork loin, rich fish( salmon, tuna), vegetarian, poultry Rating: The Wine Buyer 91..$19.99          

Firriato Etna Rosso, Le Sabbie Dell’Etna, Mt Etna, Sicily, 2019,
 Alc. 14%
Varietals: Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Capuccio  Tasting: bright ruby color with lively purple reflection, elegant bouquet envelops blueberries, cassis, plum jam, black cherry, licorice, pepper and dried violets. Lively, energetic, well-balanced, rich, harmonious taste with soft tannins. Juicy fruit tones adorn notes of cinnamon, black pepper and other spices. Pairs Well:  Good pairing with tomato/basil-based Italian food,  grilled meats, game and mature cheeses. Rating: Wine Enthusiast 90…. $25.99

Duck Pond, Great Oregon Wine Co., Natural Pinot Noir, Or. 2020, Alc. 14.2%
Varietals: Oregon Pinot Noir, Tasting: On the palate, crisp and bright black cherry leads to hints of earth and forest floor. The moderate tannin and acidity bring balance and a velvety texture to the finish. Multiple high-quality sites throughout Oregon contribute to a well-balanced palate and complex nose. rib roast, veal, game (deer, venison), poultry-chicken, turkey …$19.99

Piancornello, Brunello Di Montalcino, Tuscany 2016, Alc. 15%
Varietals: Sangiovese, Tasting: Fruit-focused and high-energy lifting up with a spicy and slightly exotic display, showing sour cherry, wild strawberry, savory herbs. It’s silky in texture with fleshy red berries further excited by juicy acids, giving way to salty minerals and pretty inner florals. Tannins saturate through the finish. Consider decanting. Pairs Well: lamb chops, top sirloin roast, game (venison/deer), Rating: James Suckling 94, Vinous 94…….$74.99

Domaine Bousquet Black Rock, Organic Malbec, Mendoza, Uco Valley, Argentina, 2020, Alc. 14.5%, Varietal: Organic Malbec, Tasting: Fruity aromas of raspberry, blackberry, plum and licorice. It’s medium-bodied with soft tannins and fresh acidity. Juicy. Vegan! The mouth highlights notes of ripe plums with soft and elegant tannins.
Pairs Well: gourmet hamburger brioche, roast beef club sandwich, grilled lamb kabobs, poultry Rating: James Suckling 90 …$17.99

Our Expanding Collection of Fine Wines In Half-Bottles …Perfect for two when one glass each will do!  

Adding to the Harry “Z” Main Street Wine Tasting this Saturday is Savor’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine. >Taste up to 20 wines…complimentary. Kathleen welcomes questions for food pairings.

Welcome Your Donation 
in any amount (suggest $5) for Pathways for Children.
                                                                                                      Thank You! …Kathleen

For Your Mobile Calendar l Feb.-Mar., Savour Wine Tastings!
Feb. 19 – Harry Zarkades – wine merchant & owner, Maine Street Wines
Feb. 26 – Laura Rotondi of Baystate Wines
> Featuring Scott Family Sauvignon Blanc, $14.99, Wine Spectator Bargain Wine of the Year!
March 5 –  Kelly Ruby (Portuguese Wine Specialist)
March 12 – Dave Bender of Vineyard Road Wines
March 19 – Brooke Overheiser of Connoisseur Wines (Martignetti)

New Updated Mask Policy:  On February 11th  Gloucester’s Board of Health voted to end 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    
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SAVOUR-SATURDAY FEB. 12 WINE TASTING ADVISORY

IT’S SIX ON SIX, AS SIX COUNTRIES’ ACCLAIMED WINE REGIONS HEADLINE OUR 2ND
FEBRUARY, SATURDAY TASTING DRAWN FROM THE INTERNATIONAL PORTFOLIO  OF MASCIARELLI WINE COMPANY.  JOIN US FOR SPECIAL TASTE-LEARN EXPERIENCE TAKING YOU TO PATAGONIA, TO LUXEMBOURG TO “DARLING HILLS”, SO. AFRICA…& MORE

What & Why:  Our “Six on Six” Saturday, February Fine Wine Tasting offers six distinctive tasting and learning experiences. Guest host & wine educator Bob McVicker has targeted both classic & trending wine regions featuring celebrated vintners and emerging innovators in pouring their wines from the Masciarelli Wine Company’s International Portfolio …tasters will experience 3 reds and  3 whites, bottles & styles that may be new to your palette…the opportunity to add new to your wine choices.  Always complimentary tastings, & as always, 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, February 12th , from 2pm to 4pm + … @ Savour

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

SATURDAY’S POURINGS INCLUDE: WINES OF SO. AFRICA – LUXEMBOURG – SPAIN BORDEAUX’S RIGHT BANK – ITALY PIEDMONT & TUSCANY  – ARGENTINA…

Sea Salter Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc. Groote Post, Darling Hills, So. Africa, 2021, Alc 13.5%,  Varietal: So. African Sauvignon Blanc, Tasting: Very enjoyable Sauvignon Blanc from Groote Post Vineyards in Darling. Very light in color with light hues of green, lovely nose filled tropical fruit. The palette is fresh, flowery, zesty & refreshing, grapefruit, gooseberries & passion fruit, crisp acidity, good lingering finish. Pairs Well: shellfish, vegetarian, goat cheese….$17.99

Clos de Rochers, Grand Premier Cru,  Pinot Blanc, Luxembourg, Moselle, 2018,
 Alc. 13%
Varietal: Pinot Blanc, Tasting: In the glass a light citrus golden color. On the nose delicate aromas of peach, melon, citrus and some pear. On the palate dry,  good mouthfeel with nice acidity showing peach, melon, light grapefruit and a nice finish showing great minerality.
Pairs Well: Try a special treat-pairing with authentic Asian cuisine…$17.99

La Novella White, Nebbiolo blend, Nera, Piedmont, Italy,
 Alc. 12.5%
Varietal: Nebbiolo, Tasting: A fresh white wine, with crisp fruit tones is a reminder of the
region’s valley breezes. Pours straw with green highlights, and an intense aroma profile featuring lemon, green apple, floral, and wet stone characters. Firm acidity that is a signature of Nebbiolo (whether made into a white or red wine). A great year round choice.d
Pairs Well: serve with soft cheeses, poultry, seafood, or roasted vegetables….$19.99

Bodegas Ondarre Reserva, Rioja 2015
, Alc. 14%,
Varietals: Tempranillo, Mazurlo, Tasting: Aromas of cherry, berry, tomato sauce and vanilla are smoky and slightly tarry. A flush, full mouthfeel is lifted by core acidity, while flavors of blackened spice, tobacco, toast and cassis finish with classic Rioja notes of vanilla, mocha, toast and warmth. Pairs Well: beef, lamb, veal , poultry, Rating: James Suckling 92, Wine Enthusiastic 92….$19.99

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

Bodega Del Fin del Mundo, Patagonia, Argentina, 2019, Alc. 14.4%
Varietals: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tasting: deep violet hue, on the nose intense dark fruit, tomato leaf, violet, heat. For the palette a balanced, complex, structured tannins, black current, black pepper, plum Pairs Well: pasta, lamb roast, Cornish game hens…$49.99                           
Our Expanding Collection of Fine Wines In Half-Bottles …pleased to offer a wide selection of fine wine in half-bottles representing most every category…bubbly to dessert to fortified Marsalas!…Perfect for two when one glass each will do!  

Adding to the Masciarelli Fine Wines Tasting This Saturday is Savor’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine. Fun to use!
>Taste up to 20 wines with new selections regularly added…& yes, complimentary. Kathleen welcomes your questions for food pairings.

Welcome Your Donation in any amount (suggest $5) for Pathways for Children.
                                                                                                      Thank You! …Kathleen

For Your Mobile Calendar l Feb.-Mar., Savour Wine Tastings!
Feb. 12 – Bob McVicker of Masciarelli Wines
Feb. 19 – Harry Zarkades – wine merchant & owner, Maine Street Wines
Feb. 26 – Laura Rotondi of Baystate Wines
> Featuring Scott Family Sauvignon Blanc, $14.99, Wine Spectator Bargain Wine of the Year!
March 5 –  Kelly Ruby (Portuguese Wine Specialist)
March 12 – Dave Bender of Vineyard Road Wines
March 19 – Brooke Overheiser of Connoisseur Wines (Martignetti)

PLEASE NOTE: In Compliance with the City of Gloucester’s Board of Health COVID-19 Emergency Regulation, beginning January 10, 2022, masks covering the nose and face are required in all public spaces including retail businesses with a retail food service permit and public-facing staff providing on-site food services. This regulation includes all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, age 10-years and above. Your compliance ensures the health & well-being of our customers & our Savour team are maintained, thank you!

We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

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

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JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST FEBRUARY TASTING THIS SATURDAY FEATURING SELECTIONS FROM THE ACCLAIMED CAROLINA CONNOISSEUR PORTFOLIO, WINES MATCHED TO THE CUISINE OF THE SEASON, HEARTY FARE.  OUR TASTING TRAVELS FROM FRANCE’S SOUTHERN RHONE VALLEY TO CALIFORNIA …WASHINTON ST, ONTO OCEANIA AND NEW  ZEALAND, AND THE SINGULAR STORY OF THE MCBRIDE SISTERS.  

JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST FEBRUARY TASTING THIS SATURDAY FEATURING SELECTIONS FROM THE ACCLAIMED CAROLINA CONNOISSEUR PORTFOLIO, WINES MATCHED TO THE CUISINE OF THE SEASON, HEARTY FARE.  OUR TASTING TRAVELS FROM FRANCE’S SOUTHERN RHONE VALLEY TO CALIFORNIA …WASHINTON ST, ONTO OCEANIA AND NEW  ZEALAND, AND THE SINGULAR STORY OF THE MCBRIDE SISTERS.  

WHAT & WHY: A special story celebrating Black History Month, two sisters and the grape.  Raised among the vines of Monterey, California and Marlborough, New Zealand, one could say that the McBride Sisters’ path to winemaking was destiny at work.  Beginning in the present, the McBride Sisters, Robin and Andrea, own the largest African-American wine company in the United States…and remarkably it all started with two half-sisters who didn’t know that the other existed for half of their lives. When they finally met, they realized that they had both been raised among vines some 7,000 miles apart – one in New Zealand the other in central California. Fate brought them together and today the McBride Sisters have one of the industry’s most exciting companies. Do join us today to  sample their energetic and fragrant Sauvignon Blanc showing the more tropical side of the Marlborough flavor spectrum while focusing acidity brings the refreshment factor… a wine that  brightens up winter fare! Food Pairing: Prosciutto Wrapped Blanched Asparagus.
>learn more about Robin & Andrea: https://www.mcbridesisters.com/Our-Story/SHE-CAN-Fund.

WHO: A special guest host, wine / food specialist from Carolina Wines Connoisseur Portfolio , together with Savor’s Kathleen Morgan have selected wines in sync with the culinary season

WHEN: This Saturday, February 5th , from 2pm to 4pm + at Savour

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

Saturday’s Pourings include:

McBride Collection , Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, South Island, NZ, Alc. 13% Varietal: New Zealand  Sauvignon Blanc, Tasting: Pale straw in color bright nose of green apples, lemon and lime zest, unripened melons, kiwi, hay, fresh bread. Dry across the palate with tangy citrus fruits, nectarines, lemon rind, orange peel, mid-palate burst of kiwis, asparagus, lime zest, with fresh cut grass, Medium bodied, medium plus acidity with smooth mouthfee. Long lingering finish of slight whipped créme, vanilla Ice cream and fresh bread. Pairs Well: shellfish, vegetarian, goats cheese, spicy Asian stir-fry, Rating: 88 Wine Enthusiast……   $17.99

Neyers Sonoma County, North Coast, CA, 304, Chardonnay, 2019
, Alc. 14.3%
Varietals: Chardonnay Tasting: The fruit for this stainless-steel chardonnay grows at Paul Larson’s vineyard on what was once a creek bed in Carneros. The salted caramel richness and flinty reduction come from the lees, recirculated from the bottom of the tank and slowly sprayed over the must at the top. As the reduction blows off with air, the wine reveals peach pit and bitter almond notes in a complex and integrated creaminess, incorporating the minerality of the lees. Pairs Well: Serve it chilled with chicken Milanese, roasted pork loin, rich fish (salmon tuna), vegetarian, Ratings:  Wine & Spirits 92, James Suckling 90….. $ 25.99

Frederic & Danie Brunier “Le Pigeoulet Vaucluse”, Rhone Valley, Southern Rhone, Fr.  2018, Alc. 14.1%, Varietal: Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault, and Mourvèdre. Tasting: Fruity and bright, abundant aromas of blackberries, herbs, and licorice, a quintessential southern Rhone table wine consisting of a classic blend from the region. Lush dark berries and plums with excellent acid balance and surprising polish. Can complement a wide range of epicurean delights.  A Kermit Lynch selectionPairs Well: roast lamb, grille lamb chops, venison and elk, Ratings: Wine Spectator 88, Robert Parker 88 ….  $ 21.99

Terra d’Or Petite Sirah, Amador County, Sierra Foothills, CA, 2017
 Alc. 14.5%
Varietal: Petite Sirah, Tasting: This Amador County red delivers rich, powerful flavor. The nose boasts aromas of sweet cream, raspberry pastry, anise, wet stone, and red currant before giving way to a focused, captivating palate full of soft tannins and dense red fruit characteristics. The flavors are complemented by an elegant, lingering finish. Pairs Well: A perfect fit with hearty meals such as Beef Wellington, Pot Roast, Beef Stew or Shepherds Pie. Ratings: Wine Enthusiast 90 ….$17.99

Hedges CMS Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Wa 2018, Alc. 13.5 % Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Tasting: Garnet red, licorice and vanilla on the nose. Dry, full bodied, with medium plus acidity. Smooth, juicy mouthful of blackberry, cherry, vanilla, black cherry, and black currant. Medium plus tannins. A comforting wine of the season. Pairs Well: ribeye roast, lamb chops, venison, poultry  Ratings: J. Sucking 92 … $19.99

Domaine Paul Autard, Chateauneuf Du Pape, Southern Rhone, 2018, Alc.14.5%, Varietals: the cuvee is 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre, Tasting: The base cuvée from this superb producer, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape has a relatively modern style in its black raspberry and cassis-driven fruits as well as subtle hints of background oak, vanilla, scorched earth, and white flowers. Beautiful on the palate as well, with medium to full-bodied richness and a seamless, elegant texture, it’s very much in the style of this charming, front end-loaded vintage, Pairs Well: lamb, pork loin, Cornish game hen. Ratings: Robert Parker 90, Vinous 92  …$45.99

Our Expanding Collection of Fine Wines In Half-Bottles …pleased to offer a wide selection of fine wine in half-bottles representing most every category…bubbly to dessert to fortified Marsalas!…Perfect for two when one glass each will do!  

Adding to the Carolina Wines Tasting This Saturday is Savor’s Everyday
Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine.
 Fun to use!
>Taste up to 20 wines with new selection regularly rotated in, and yes, complimentary. Kathleen welcomes your questions for food pairings.

Welcome Your Donationplease in any amount (suggest $5) for Pathways for Children.
                                                                                          Thank You! …Kathleen

 For Your Mobile Calendar l Feb.-Mar., Savour Wine Tastings!

Feb. 5 –  Special Wines from Carolina Fine Wines (Martignetti)
Feb. 12 – Bob McVicker of Masciarelli Wines
Feb. 19 – Harry Zarkades – owner Maine Street Wines
Feb. 26 – Laura Rotondi of Baystate Wines
> Featuring Scott Family Sauvignon Blanc, $14.99, Wine Spectator Bargain Wine of the Year!
March 5 –  Kelly Ruby (Portuguese Wine Specialist)
March 12 – Dave Bender of Vineyard Road Wines
March 19 – Brooke Overheiser of Connoisseur Wines (Martignetti)

PLEASE NOTE: In Compliance with the City of Gloucester’s Board of Health COVID-19 Emergency Regulation, beginning January 10, 2022, masks covering the nose and face are required in all public spaces including retail businesses with a retail food service permit and public-facing staff providing on-site food services. This regulation includes all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, age 10-years and above. Your compliance ensures the health & well-being of our customers & our Savour team are maintained, thank you!

We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

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

EXPERIENCE YOUR PERSONAL, COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTING WHENEVER YOU VISIT SAVOUR.  AN ENTERTAINING LEARNING EXPERIENCE. ENJOY TASTING CURATED FINE WINES AT YOUR CONVENIENCE, AT YOUR PACE WITH THE DIGITAL WINE MACHINE

EXPERIENCE YOUR PERSONAL, COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTING WHENEVER YOU VISIT SAVOUR.  AN ENTERTAINING LEARNING EXPERIENCE. ENJOY TASTING CURATED FINE WINES AT YOUR CONVENIENCE, AT YOUR PACE WITH THE DIGITAL WINE MACHINE

WHAT & WHY: Inviting your personal “tech” wine tasting, the occasion to sample up to 20 fine wines using the North Shore’s only Digital Wine Machine, during business hours, at your convenience…and  it’s complimentary.  An array American and International wines, primarily small production, innovative vintners, many practicing biodynamic viniculture, and farming organic grapes.  The occasion to expand your sensory experiences…a wine’s color in the glass, the expansive aromas, the flavors each wine reveals…and sip your selections with imported Riedel stemware.

WHO: Just You & “The Machine” …It’s your personal tasting  

WHEN: Whenever you visit – during business hours, 11am to 6pm

HOW: Simply insert a plastic card into the slot, the upper left side of each of the 4 units. Holding your glass below a spout of the selected bottle, press the lit green button above the selected bottle …your personal tasting has begun.    

A Sampling of New Wines Recently Added
Jermann Vinnae Ribolla Gialla, Veneto, It, 2019, Alc 12.5%
Varietals: Ribolla Gialla, Italian Whites 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: pasta, shellfish, mature & hard cheese, lean fish and cured meats, Rating: Wine Enthusiast 92  …$22.99

Stift Kloster Neuburg St. Laurent, Thermenregion, Ausstieg, Austria, 2016
, Troken  Alc. 13%, Varietal: St Laurent , other reds, Tasting: Juicy, fleshy black cherry notes hit the nose with a pure, bright force. On the palate, the fruit is just as intense, just a juicy, emboldened by hints of licorice and tar, producing a pleasant edge of bitterness. The soft tannins are glossy and guided by a central vein of freshness. Pairs well: Grilled beef, wild boar, venison, Rating: Wine Enthusiast 92   ….$19.99

The Pairing Red blend, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley, AVA, CA, 2016,
 Alc. 14.5% Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot Tasting: The 2016 Red Wine checks in as a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, and 10% Petit Verdot. Brilliant notes of cassis, tobacco leaf, damp earth, cedar herbs, and graphite all emerge from this concentrated, remarkably pure, elegant Bordeaux blend hat has building tannins and a great finish. It tastes well above its price point.  Pairs well: roast leg of lamb, ribeye steak, game and roast pork loin …$24.99

Tinto Pesquera Crianza Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero, Spain, 2018, Alc. 14.5%
Varietal: 100% Tempranillo, Tasting: Clean and brilliant with an attractive, elegant garnet hue. Pleasant fresh aromatics with red berry fruit notes, such as raspberries, coming through along with balsamic hints. The whole combines to offer a complex, serious wine. Sweetness and attractive fruit character on the entry to the palate, then balsamic and licorice notes followed by an elegant finish with touches of brioche coming through. Pairs well: beef, lamb, venison ….$34.99

Obsidian Ridge, Estate Grown Red Blend, Red Hills, Lake  County, CA, 2
016, Alc. 14.5 , Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz/Syrah, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Tasting: A deep, dark color and generous black-fruit aromas lead to well-extracted flavors of blackberry, blueberry and black currant on the palate, while a thick blanket of fine-grained tannins wraps it all in. It is huge in structure but matched by luxurious, layered fruit and spice flavors. Best 2023–2033. Pairs Well: lamb chops, short ribs, lamb, game, poultry, Rating: Robert Parker  91…$39.99

Our Expanding Collection of Fine Wines In Half-Bottles
 …we offer a wide selection of fine wine in half-bottles representing most every category…bubbly to dessert to fortified Marsalas!…Perfect for two when one glass each will do! 

To Summarize: Savor’s Everyday Tech-Tastings is the North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine. Tasting and learning about new wines is a fun and informative experience!
>Taste up to 20 wines with new selection regularly added and yes, your tasting is complimentary. Kathleen welcomes your questions for food pairings.

Welcome Your Donation
 in any amount (suggest $5) for Pathways for Children.
                                                                                                         Thank You! …Kathleen

PLEASE NOTE:
 In Compliance with the City of Gloucester’s Board of Health COVID-19 Emergency Regulation, beginning January 10, 2022, masks covering the nose and face are required in all public spaces including retail businesses with a retail food service permit and public-facing staff providing on-site food services. This regulation includes all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, age 10-years and above. Your compliance ensures the health & well-being of our customers & our Savour team are maintained, thank you!

We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

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

RE-OPENING THIS FRIDAY!…PLUS THE NEW YEAR’S FIRST SAVOUR-SATURDAY COMPLIMENTARY FINE WINE TASTING, SPANNING EUROPE & THE AMERICAS BRINGING THE COLORS, AROMAS & TASTES OF VENETO & TUSCANY…BORDEAUX’S RIGHT BANK, WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OR. & SO. RHONE VALLEY OFFERING A TASTE-LEARN EXPERIENCE

RE-OPENING THIS FRIDAY!…PLUS THE NEW YEAR’S FIRST SAVOUR-SATURDAY COMPLIMENTARY FINE WINE TASTING, SPANNING EUROPE & THE AMERICAS BRINGING THE COLORS, AROMAS & TASTES OF VENETO & TUSCANY…BORDEAUX’S RIGHT BANK, WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OR. & SO. RHONE VALLEY OFFERING A TASTE-LEARN EXPERIENCE  

WHAT & WHY
For this Saturday’s Complimentary Wine Tasting we enter the New Year sampling an array of wine flavors represented by classic and emerging varietals, unexpected blends and the occasion to learn of both traditional and unique food pairings to elevate this collection of wines that may be new to your palette. Our guest host is Casey Gruttadauria, wine specialist with Ideal Wine & Spirits, whose portfolio features small, innovative wineries in Europe, the Continent and the Americas. As always, the tasting is elevated using our imported Riedel glassware  

WHO: Joining Savour owner & wine merchant Kathleen Morgan is guest host, Ideal’s wine-educator Casey Gruttadauria

WHEN: 
This Saturday, January 15th, from 2p to 4p+ at Savour

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

Saturday’s Featured Pourings:
Otella le Creete Lugana, Veneto, It., White, 2020, Alc. 12.5%, Varietal: Turbiana, Tasting: Aromas of elderflower, citrus and tropical fruit lead the nose. Tangy and savory, the vibrant palate offers grapefruit, gooseberry and pineapple before a saline finish. Pairs Well: pasta, shellfish / oysters , lean fish and charcuterie.                                            Ratings: Wine Enthusiast 92 …$19.99

Clos-du-Mont-Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Blanc 2020, Alc. 13.5, Varietals: mostly Clairette 40%, Roussanne 30% + other So. Rhone varietals, Tasting: Enticing, with light brioche and macadamia nut notes leading off, while white peach, salted butter, acacia and heather hints fill in throughout….bright acidity of the vintage. The long finish is inlaid with an accent of wet stone. Drink now through 2025. Pairs Well: pork belly, rich fish( salmon, blue fish), grilled chicken breast, cured meats, Ratings: Wine Spectator 93 …$44.99

Eola Hills Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR, 2018
, Alc. 13.4% Varietals: Pinot Noir, Tasting: The color is a delight, see-thru garnet red. The nose is red berries and rich spice, French vanilla, sour cherry, and faint chocolate. This is a silky smooth, lively  Pinot Noir. A lot of flavor is packed in here— makes for a great everyday Pinot. Pairs Well: smoked salmon on a bed of rice, sprinkled with red wine vinegar, black pepper and dill….also, veal, game (deer, venison), Ratings: Wine Enthusiast 90… $21.99

Domaine des Marechaux, Famille Mingot, Bordeaux Supérieur, 2019, Alc. 13.5%, Varietals: Merlot, Tasting: Smooth, fruit-filled, all-Merlot claret from a small family estate on Bordeaux’s Right Bank. Deep ruby in the glass. Ripe red berries, cherries,
plum, with a hint of cedar, silky smooth, with pleasing weight and roundness Pairs Well: grilled ribeye, venison, veal. grilled duck breast…$14.99

Sono Montenidoli ll Garrulo, Chianti Colli Senesi, Tuscany, It., 2018,
 DOCG, Alc. 13%, Varietals: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Trebbiano, Malvasia – organic farming, women owned! Tasting: Clear medium ruby color. Clean, developing, medium intensity nose with notes of red cherry, raspberry, mushroom and new leather. Dry, full body, medium alcohol, medium tannins and balanced acidity. Medium intensity flavors of red cherry, raspberries on the palate leading to a medium+ length finish Pairs Well: artisan dinner pizza of course!, pasta, salami & Prosciutto, duck, hot spicy beef chili ….$21.99

Adding to the Tasting of Ideal Wines is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only – Digital Wine Machine. Taste up to 20 wines selected by Kathleen and yes, complimentary. Do ask Kathleen for food pairing recommendations to elevate the enjoyment….The wine machine is a breeze to use…and fun!

Welcome Your donation in any amount (suggest $5) for Pathways for Children.
                                                                  Thank You! …Kathleen

Please Note:In Compliance with the City of Gloucester’s Board of Health COVID-19 Emergency Regulation, beginning January 10, 2022, masks covering the nose and face are required in all public spaces including retail businesses with a retail food service permit and public-facing staff providing on-site food services. This regulation includes all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, age 10-years and above. Your compliance ensures the health & well-being of our customers & our Savour team are maintained, thank you!
We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

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

savourwineandcheese.com 

FEATURING FINE FRENCH BUBBLES FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION THIS NEW YEARS. WHILE SAVOUR IS KNOW FOR REPRESENTING SPARKLERS FROM INNOVATIVE, SMALL PRODUCTION VINTNERS TO HIGHLY REGARDED, UNDER-PUBLICIZED HOUSES IN EUROPE AND THE AMERICAS, HERE WE ARE SPOTLIGHTING 6 FAVORITES ALL FROM FRANCE, CHAMPAGNES TO LOIRE TO ALSACE SPARKLERS, FOR CELEBRATING THE SEASON IN STYLE …ALBEIT SOMEWHAT LOW-KEY IN SYMPATHY WITH CHAMPAGNE SHORTAGES.

FEATURING FINE FRENCH BUBBLES FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION THIS NEW YEARS. WHILE SAVOUR IS KNOW FOR REPRESENTING SPARKLERS FROM INNOVATIVE, SMALL PRODUCTION VINTNERS TO HIGHLY REGARDED, UNDER-PUBLICIZED HOUSES IN EUROPE AND THE AMERICAS, HERE WE ARE SPOTLIGHTING 6 FAVORITES ALL FROM FRANCE, CHAMPAGNES TO LOIRE TO ALSACE SPARKLERS, FOR CELEBRATING THE SEASON IN STYLE …ALBEIT SOMEWHAT LOW-KEY IN SYMPATHY WITH CHAMPAGNE SHORTAGES.

These Champagne & Sparkling Wines Pair Well with Savour Foods:
Imported & American Cheeses: Robiola Due Latte, Fromager d’Affinois (and Fromager d’Affinois with herbs), Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese, Vermont Creamery Goat Chevre, Delice de Bourgogne triple-crea Brie,Taleggio,Brebirousse d’Argental Sheep’s soft cheese, Cambozola Black Label – mild blue, Meredith Dairy Sheep and Goat’s milk marinated feta
Charcuterie + Torres Black Truffle Potato Chips, Marcona Almonds,34 Degree cracker thins, Prosciutto, Mousse Truffee, Our prized Canadian baguettes
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Chateau Moncontour a sparkling dry Vouvray Brut, NV from Touraine, middle Loire, Loire Valley, Alc. 12.5%, cork finish, Varietal: 100% Chenin Blanc, YES! Tasting: candid apple-lemon, biscuit toasted bread, honey, pear, sporting a creamy mousse, off-dry, balanced acidity, overall good intensity of flavors on the palette, and medium plus finish.  – $21.99

Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rose, NV, Fr. Alsace – French Cremant,. Alc.12% Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir, Tasting: A dazzling pink wine, tart red currant, rhubarb and strawberry come together in a very refreshing, rounded and appetizing fashion. The frothy, foaming mousse with fine bubbles is exuberant and highlights these strawberry shortcake flavors, while a dry palate. This is very satisfying, fun and fruit-driven, with a serious core and a bright, lemony finish. Rating: Wine Spectator 90, wine.com 93 – $21.99

Drappier Cote d’Or Brut Champagne, NV, Urille in the  Aube, Fr., Alc. 12.5%, Varietal: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Meunier, Tasting: Racy acidity enlivens this crisp and lacy Champagne. Well-knit, with the delicate mix of ripe white cherry, blanched almond, yellow plum and grated ginger flavors. Ratings: Wine Spectator 90, Robert Parker 91, Decanter 90, N.B. Full & Half-Bottles: $52.98 for the 750 ml  & $ 29.99 for 375 ml

Gosset Grand Reserve Brut, NV, Ay Champagne N.B.: the oldest wine house in Champagne -Alc. 12% Varietal: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Tasting: A tightly knit Champagne, backed by racy acidity, this is fresh and harmonious, with a finely detailed mousse and a delicate range of black raspberry, pickled ginger and chalk flavors, offering a touch of salted almond that echoes on the finish. Drinking now through 2024, Ratings: Wine Spectator 93, Decanter 94 – $64.99
Henriot Brut Souverain, Reims Champagne, Fr. NV, Alc. 12.5%, Varietal: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Tasting: A touch of vanilla-laced pastry cream sweetness accents this fresh and focused Champagne, with a fine mousse. This is well-balanced by crunchy acidity and flavors of lemon peel, green pear and spring blossom. Drinking  now through 2022. Rating: Wine Spectator 91, Decanter 92 – $59.99
Paul Clouet Rose Brut Champagne Grand Cru ‘Bouzy’, Champagne Fr. NV, Alc. 12.5% Varietal: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Tasting: A softly textured beginning, with fine, delicate Prelage (effervescence), aromatics of red apple, dried rose petal and anise. Raspberry and apple dominant on the palette. Delicious fruity character, with a clean finish mineral touches.  $69.99

Our Collection of Fine Wines In Half-Bottles …pleased to offer a wide selection of fine wines in half-bottles representing most every category…bubbly to dessert to fortified Marsalas!…Perfect for two when one glass each will do!    

Savour Foods & More … include us in your “holiday-prep” beyond the grape: Our curated international & American cheeses, charcuterie, condiments (olives to cornichons…), pate, uncured meats, spreads & sauces, crackers and chips with character, select Boston chocolates, our called-for Canadian baguettes, local + regional craft beers, wine accessories…we may have time for a custom holiday wine gift basket if you hurry…and more.

New Year’s Week Hours: Tues. – Thurs., 11am to 6pm,  Friday, New Year’s Eve, 11am to 4 pm. Joyfully closed on New Years’ day  

Our Most Welcomed “Winter Break” begins: Jan. 1st to 13th, 2022 …Re-opening Fri. Jan. 14th…Cheers!    

Wine Machine Tastings: Sample Up to 20 Wines During New Years Week  
Each wine is conveniently stocked directly below the Machine.

WHO: Just You & “The Machine” …It’s your personal tasting  

WHEN: Whenever you visit – during business hours, 11am to 6pm

HOW: simply insert a plastic card into the slot, upper left side of each of the 4 units. Place glass below a spout of selected bottle , and press the lit green button above the selected bottle …what could be easier.

Welcome Your Donation of any amount (suggest $5) Pathways for Children. Thank You!

Please Note: If you are not fully vaccinated FOR COVID19 / the variants, request wearing a mask upon entering Savour, except when tasting wines…Welcome all wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and the Machine is sanitized following each use while the store’s air is purified every hour with our 5 Molekule air filter units clearing the air of 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and allergens all for your and our mutual health and well-being.    

Thank you, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year  
                                                                                     Kathleen & the Savour Team 

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

savourwineandcheese.com 

EXPERIENCE YOUR PERSONAL, HOLIDAY SEASON, COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTINGS WHENEVER YOU VISIT SAVOUR.  A FUN, ENTERTAINING. LEARNING EXPERIENCE. ENJOY TASTING FINE WINES AT YOUR CONVENIENCE   

EXPERIENCE YOUR PERSONAL, HOLIDAY SEASON, COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTINGS WHENEVER YOU VISIT SAVOUR.  A FUN, ENTERTAINING. LEARNING EXPERIENCE. ENJOY TASTING FINE WINES AT YOUR CONVENIENCE

WHAT & WHY: Inviting your personal “tech” wine tasting, the occasion to sample up to 20 fine wines using the North Shore’s only Digital Wine Machine, throughout the day, at your convenience…and  it’s complimentary.  An array American and International wines, primarily small production, innovative vintners, many practicing biodynamic viniculture, and farming organic grapes.  The occasion to expand your sensory experiences…a wine’s color in the glass, the expansive aromas, the flavors each wine reveals…and sip your selections with imported Riedel stemware.

WHO: Just You & “The Machine” …It’s your personal tasting  

WHEN: Whenever you visit – during business hours, 11am to 6pm

Special Holiday hours:   Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 10am to 4pm; New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 11am to 4 pm. Joyfully closed Christmas & New Years’ days.  Additionally, both
holiday weeks, Tues. – Thurs., 11am to 6pm  

OUR WELCOMED “WINTER BREAK” FROM JAN. 1ST TO 13TH, 2022 …RE-OPENING FRI. JAN. 14TH 

HOW: simply insert a plastic card into the slot, upper left side of each of the 4 units. Place glass below a spout of the selected bottle , and press the lit green button above the selected bottle …what could be easier.    

A Sampling of New Wines Recently Added
Bodegas Franco-Espanolas Bordon Blanco, Rioja, White, 2019
  – Varietal: 100% Viura, Alc. 13%, Tasting: Yellow flowers, preserved lemon, hay, pineapple, modestly creamed. Round but fresh, crisp acidity, Pairs well:  appetizers, shellfish. lean fish, charcuterie,  Savour cheeses: Humbolt Fog Goat Chevre, CA – $13.99

Bruno Giacosa, Giacosa Roero Arneis,, Piedmont, It., 2020, Alc. 14% – Varietal: 100 % Arneis, Tasting: Giacosa Roero Arneis is an intense straw colored wine with greenish glints. The nose presents lemon, pineapple, peach and apricot notes with floral hints. On the palate it is fresh, full-bodied, with mineral notes and a persistent finish. Pairs well: pasta, shellfish, lean fish, mature and herbal cheeses, cured meats. Savour Cheeses: Fromager d’Affinois with herbs, Rating: Robert Parker 93, $32.99

Monacesca Camerte Marche Rosso, 2016, Central It., Alc. 13% -Varietals: Sangiovese, Merlot Tasting: Earth and smoke on the nose, Dark ruby hue. Fresh acidity and angular tannins, notable cherry, plum fruit, mushroom and dark chocolate, earthy, good aging potential. Pairs well: ribeye roast, pasta, veal and roasted chicken, Savour Cheeses: Ewephoria sheeps milk cheese from the Netherlands, $24.99

Domaine Tour Campanets Mon Coeur Violettes, 2017  – Provence, Cotes de Provence Fr., Alc. 14% Varietals: 50% Syrah, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, Certified Organic. Tasting: The nose suggests succulent red and black fruits with notes of sweet spices. Round and delicate, well balanced with beautiful smooth tannins and a refreshing finish. It’s simultaneously robust,  and juicy, Pairs well:  Excellent with beef sirloin, mushrooms, and even chocolate desserts. Savour Cheeses:  Kaltbach Swiss, $23.99

Gravel Bar 2017, Columbia Valley, WA, Alc. 14.13%  Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting: There is a wonderful balance between fruit and herbal flavors in this Cabernet. Black cherry and raspberry marry deliciously with mint and fennel. Provides a backdrop of fullness on the palate with firm tannins. Pairs well: Match this Cabernet to braised lamb shank on a bed of couscous, roast prime rib, or duck confit. Savour Cheese: Pitchfork cheddar, UK, $21.99

Savour’s everyday day tech-tastings, North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine.…We regularly rotate in new wines, so always new bottles to experience. Each wine is conveniently stocked directly below the Machine.

Welcome Your Donation of any amount (suggest $5) Pathways for Children. Thank You!
Please Note: If you are not fully vaccinated FOR COVID19 / the variants, request wearing a mask upon entering Savour, except when tasting wines…Welcome all wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and the Machine is sanitized following each use while the store’s air is purified every hour with our 5 Molekule air filter units clearing the air of 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and allergens all for your and our mutual health and well-being.
Thank you, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year  

Kathleen & the Savour Team  

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

 savourwineandcheese.com    

INVITING YOU TO OUR FINAL, SPECIAL, HOLIDAY WINE TASTING OF THE YEAR, SIXSELECT BOTTLES, THE BEST ACCOMPANIMENTS ESPECIALLY FOR YOUR DINING AND ENTERTAINING OCCASIONS OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS TO CELEBRATE THE SEASON IN STYLE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS…WELCOMING BACK HARRY “Z”, IMPORTER AND WINE MERCHANT TO EXPERIENCE THE BEST FROM HIS INTERNATIONAL PORTFOLIO.

INVITING YOU TO OUR FINAL, SPECIAL, HOLIDAY WINE TASTING OF THE YEAR, SIXSELECT BOTTLES, THE BEST ACCOMPANIMENTS ESPECIALLY FOR YOUR DINING AND ENTERTAINING OCCASIONS OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS TO CELEBRATE THE SEASON IN STYLE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS…WELCOMING BACK HARRY “Z”, IMPORTER AND WINE MERCHANT TO EXPERIENCE THE BEST FROM HIS INTERNATIONAL PORTFOLIO.

WHAT & WHY: This tasting is the second of a two part (Dec.11 & Dec.18, this Saturday) holiday wine tasting dedicated to presenting wines that can complement your dining and entertaining plans for Christmas and New Year’s weeks, special and impromptu occasions that call for interesting, memorable and unexpected wine pairings, also for taking time-out, relaxing with a glass of wine between holiday events.
The tasting brings notable selections, once again wines that are probably new to your palette, from Champagne, Fr., the Loire, Bordeaux, Sicily, Washington State, and Italy’s Veneto ( Amarone) and Terre Siciliane regions, and the opportunity to experience, learn and taste exceptional bottles with noteworthy complexity. As always, the tasting is elevated using our imported Riedel stemware.
>Through our updated policy and procedures, we are committed to provide the safest
 possible shopping experience to maintain the health and well-being of our customers and Savour team …and welcoming all who choose to wear masks!

WHO: Guest Host Harry “Z” wine merchant / importer / owner Main Street Wine Imports and Savour’s Kathleen Morgan have chosen wines primarily from small, independent, innovative vintners for the special holiday occasions in the weeks ahead.

WHEN: PLEASE NOTE EARLIER HOURS – 1pm to 3pm for this Saturday, December 18th’s, special tasting at Savour.

HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking in our private lot directly behind the store with rear entrance.

Saturday Dec. 18 Tasting Wines ….Enjoy!  
Jean-Noel Haton Blanc de Blancs Champagne, NV, Alc. 12.5%, Varietal: Chardonnay,
Tasting: Jean-Noel Hatton is based in Damery, Marne Valley, Champagne, Fr. making well-balanced wine, poised between minerality, acidity and white fruits.  Nose of apples, Camembert cheese, roasted nuts. On the palette it’s green apple, cream, honey, quince, butter and apricot.  Tangy and zesty, and drinking beautifully now timed for New Year’s ’22. Pairs well: Rich fish( salmon, tuna, etc.) shellfish of course, both mild and soft cheese. Savour cheese: La Tur (goat, cow, sheep, cheese – brie like), Rating: Wine Enthusiast 91… $44.99  

Chateau Briot, Bordeaux Sec, White, 2020, Varietals: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Alc. 12.5% Tasting: Excellent minerality, pale gold, tropical aromas of pineapples, hinting citrus; dry & refreshing; flavors of dried grapefruit wheels, yogurt with honey-roasted nuts, and pressed flowers with a supple, lively, dry, light body and a sleek, medium-length finish. Pairs well: roasted pork loin, vegetarian, Cornish game hen, appetizers and snacks, lean fish (cod, haddock, halibut), apps and snacks.  Savour cheese: Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese…$14.99                          
Firriato-Jasmin Zibibbo, Terre Siciliane, Secco, Sicily, It., White, 2018, Alc. 12%
Varietal: 100% Zibibbo, Tasting: bright straw yellow, green reflections. On the nose aromatic florals, white flowers, herbs, sweet and ripe citrus. For the palette a fresh honeydew melon, stone fruit, rich, vibrant acidity and  a medium long finish!. Pairs well: Appetizers and snack, vegetarian, shellfish, soft cheeses.  Savour cheese: Lamb Chopper sheep milk, CA… $25.99                                                  

Harmomium Firriato Nero d’ Avola, Terre Siciliane, IGT 2017, Alc. 14.5%, Varietal: Nero d’ Avila, Tasting: This Nero d’ Avola opens with ripe black-skinned berry, carob and cedar aromas. The rich and intense chewy savory palate offers dried black cherry, raspberry jam and cocoa alongside fine-grained tannins. Pairs well: Pasta Bolognese, lamb chops, ribeye steak. Savour cheese: Parmigiano Reggiano, Rating: Wine Enthusiast 90 ….$ 44.99

Dead Canyon Ranch, Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington State, 2017, Alc. 14.1, Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Tasting: The aromas offer notes of smoke, black currant, green pepper, oak ,vanilla and plum. Sweet matchstick pastries and plum flavors follow, backed by tightly coiled, slightly dry tannins. Full body, velvety tannins, a subtle fruit-jam finish. Will benefit from a short decant if drinking in the near term. Pairs well: Beef Bourguignon, lamb chops with Portabella mushrooms, juicy Buffalo burger. Savour cheese:  Wookey Hole Cheddar, UK., Rating: Wine Advocate 89 …$17.99

Rengo Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Trevenezie, It., DOCG 2015, Alc. 15.5% Varietals: Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, Molinara, Tasting: Rich and intense; toffee, dried mint, singed orange peel and iron accents waft from the glass of this full-bodied version. On the palate flavors of crushed black cherry, melted licorice and espresso cream tightly knit to dense, fine-grained tannins. Let this red be fully revealed by decanting or short-term cellaring. Best from 2022 through 2032. Pairs well: beef, game (deer venison), lamb chops  Savour cheese: Gorgonzola Dolce, Rating: Wine Spectator 92 …$34.99

Adding to the Harry “Z” Main Street Wine Imports Tasting on Saturday is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only – Digital Wine Machine.Taste 20 wines, it’s your personal wine tasting, and yes, complimentary.
>Ask Kathleen for food pairing recommendations ….The Machine is a breeze to use…and fun!

Welcome Your Holiday Donation: any amount (suggest $5) for Pathways for Children. Thanks!

Please Note: If you are not fully vaccinated FOR COVID19/Variants, request wearing a mask upon entering Savour, and when not tasting wines….Welcoming all wearing masks for our mutual health and well-being…Thank you, Kathleen      

December Saturday Wine Tastings’ Guest Hosts: Celebrating The Season In Style!  

Dec. 18 –PLEASE NOTE EARLIER HOURS – 1PM TO 3PM for Harry “Z” Zarkades, owner / wine merchant, Main Street Wine Imports.

Special Holiday Hours:
>Monday December 20th, 11am to 4pm

>Merry Christmas and Happy New Years’ days, joyfully closed. 

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

  savourwineandcheese.com 

A SPECIAL OCCASION, WELCOMING BACK VINEYARD ROAD, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11th TASTING WITH GUEST HOST DAVE BENDER. VR SPECIALIZES IN SMALL PRODUCTION ARTISANAL VINTNERS FEATURING FINE AND RARE WINES, NOTABLE EMERGING PRODUCERS OF JUST 5 YEARS TO 500 YEAR-OLD ESTATES…WINES THAT DEFINE THE BEST ACCOMPANIMENTS FOR HOLIDAY FOOD AND ENTERTAINING!  

A SPECIAL OCCASION, WELCOMING BACK VINEYARD ROAD, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11th TASTING WITH GUEST HOST DAVE BENDER. VR SPECIALIZES IN SMALL PRODUCTION ARTISANAL VINTNERS FEATURING FINE AND RARE WINES, NOTABLE EMERGING PRODUCERS OF JUST 5 YEARS TO 500 YEAR-OLD ESTATES…WINES THAT DEFINE THE BEST ACCOMPANIMENTS FOR HOLIDAY FOOD AND ENTERTAINING!  

WHAT & WHY: For this moment, the lead up to Christmas and New Years, when entertaining, crafting time-honored foods in your kitchen and catered specialities, occasions that deserve interesting, memorable wine pairings…it’s the precise focus of our tasting this and next Saturday. For the 11th, wines that well serve the moment… ones that are probably new to your palette, spotlighting France and Italy. The perfect occasion to learn, taste and experience exceptional wines with extraordinary complexity from a singular importer representing wines of distinction and authentic character. As always, the tasting is elevated using our imported Riedel stemware.

WHO: Guest Host Dave Bender, Vineyard Road wine merchant / importer and Savour’s Kathleen Morgan have chosen wines  primarily from small, independent, innovative vintners
for the special holiday occasions in the weeks ahead.

WHEN: This Saturday, December 11th, from 2p to 4pm at Savour

HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking in our private lot directly behind the store with rear entrance.

Saturday’s December 11th Holiday Pourings include:
Jacques Lassaigne Les Vignes de Montgueux, Blanc de Blancs, Extra Brut, NV, Fr. Alc. 12% Varietal: 100% Chardonnay, Tasting: Light yellow color. Nose exhibits citrus fruits, apple, and mineral accents. On the palette experience creamy texture, burnt toast, touch of chalk, fine bubbles, zesty. Crisp acidity yields freshness, lingering clean finish, a Classic! Pairs well: rich fish (salmon, tuna), shellfish, pork, Savour Cheese: Fromager D’Affinois with herbs… $62.99                            

PRA Monte Grande, Soave Classico, Veneto, Italy, 2017, Alc. 13.5% Varietal: Garganega (indigenous), Tasting: Fascinating aromas of straw, dried mangoes and pears with hints of cooked apples, following through to a medium body, driven acidity, good freshness, a long finish of sweet almond and vanilla. Truly multidimensional.  Pairs well: Perfect with shellfish and fish dishes (red tuna, sea bass), ideal with quiche, seafood risotto, meat roasts, apps and snacks. Savour Cheese: Taleggio,  Rating: James Suckling 92 …$ 27.99

Domaine de Villargeau, Les Abeilles, Coteaux du Giennois, Upper Loire, Fr., 2019, Alc.14% Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc, Tasting: From flint soil the wine is crisp, with a notable mineral edge. On the palette lots of citrus (tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, lime) ending with a hint of bay leaf, returning to a dose of minerality. Pairs well: lobster to king crabs to prawns, vegetarian, hors d’, fried oysters, Savour Cheese: Istara Ossau-Iraty (sheep), Rating: Wine Enthusiast 90 …$18.99

Domaine de Montille, Bourgogne, Cote de Beaune, Monthelie, Fr. Pinot Noir, 2017 Alc. 13%, Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir. Certified organic and biodynamic, Tasting: A refreshing, layered dry red with perfumed berry and floral aromas. Rounded but firm tannins. Raspberry, baking spice, forest floor – savory/earthy mushroom bits, loganberry. Elegant, medium body with a longish, smooth finish. Pairs well: lamb chops, game (deer, venison), grilled Cornish Game Hen, rib roast, charcuterie. Savour Cheese: Manchego (sheep), Rating:wine.com 91 
$39.99

Saint-Joseph Offenus, Northern Rhone, Fr., J.L. Chave Selection, 2019, Alc. 13.5%, Varietals: Shiraz/Syrah, Tasting: Opaque magenta. Mineral- and spice-accented dark berry and cherry aromas are complemented by a smoky nuance. Drinking concentrated blackberry and bitter cherry flavors show very good depth and take a sweeter turn on the back half. Finishes emphatically spicy and quite long, supple well-knit tannins with clinging cherry and floral pastille notes.  Pairs well: Rib-eye roast, Lamb roast, game (venison, game birds), roast chicken, Savour Cheese: Kaltbach (Swiss), Rating: Vinous 93, Wine Spectator 93, …$36.99  

A Quo Toscana, Montepeloso, Toscana, 2019, Italy, Alc. 14.5%, Varietals: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet, Marselan, Montepulciano, Tasting: The 2019 A Quo, Montepeloso red defines price-value. Fresh, floral, offering up a bevy of crushed berry fruit, rose petal and cinnamon, a mid-weight style that emphasizes freshness and energy to balance its natural richness. Medium in body and wonderfully translucent. The tannins are mature with supportive acidity accompanying a bright finish.  This  2019 is an absolute beauty. Pairs Well: prime-rib, Lamb chops, veal, Charcuterie, poultry. Savour Cheese:  Roomano Pradera, Dutch, Rating:wine.com 92, James Sucking 93, …$24.99

Adding to the Vineyard Road Tasting on Saturday is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only – Digital Wine Machine.Taste 20 wines, just added 13 new selections, and yes, complimentary.
>Ask Kathleen for food pairing recommendations ….The wine machine is a breeze to use…and fun!

Welcome Your Holiday Donation of any amount (suggest $5) for Pathways for Children. Thank You! …

Please Note: If you are not fully vaccinated FOR COVID19/Variants, request wearing a mask upon entering Savour, and when not tasting wines….All wearing masks are welcome for our mutual health and well-being…Thank you, Kathleen  

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

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December Savour – Saturdays’ Holiday Wine Tastings’ Guest Hosts: Celebrating The Season In Style!  

Dec. 11–  Dave Bender, Vineyard Road Wines, 2p to 4p  

Dec. 18 – Harry “Z” Zarkades, owner / wine merchant, Main Street Wine Imports, 1p to 3p

Special Holiday Hours:

>Monday December 20th, 11am to 4pm

>Merry Christmas and Happy New Years’ days, joyfully closed.  

DECEMBER SAVOUR HOLIDAY WINE TASTINGS BEGIN THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4TH WITH WINE AND FOOD SPECIALIST ANTHONY SCIARAPPA AND SELECTIONS FROM HIS ACCLAIMED CAROLINA CONNOISSEUR PORTFOLIO, WINES MATCHED TO EVERY HOLIDAY OCCASION: ENTERTAINING TO DINNER PARTIES …TO A GLASS OF WINE. 

DECEMBER SAVOUR HOLIDAY WINE TASTINGS BEGIN THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4TH WITH WINE AND FOOD SPECIALIST ANTHONY SCIARAPPA AND SELECTIONS FROM HIS ACCLAIMED CAROLINA CONNOISSEUR PORTFOLIO, WINES MATCHED TO EVERY HOLIDAY OCCASION: ENTERTAINING TO DINNER PARTIES …TO A GLASS OF WINE.      

WHAT & WHY: With everything Holidays in mind, with a spotlight on the moments where special family recipes and entertaining are front and center, the timely occasion to welcome back, wine, food specialist and chef Anthony Sciarappa who oversee the Connoisseur Portfolio of select, fine wines, and the opportunity to sip, experience and learn about wines expressly selected for holiday fare …aperitifs to snacks (Champagne & popcorn), hors ‘d to small plates to dinner parties.  The chance to equip your holiday events with added enjoyment.  

WHO: For this tasting guest host, wine and food specialist and chef Anthony Sciarappa together with Savour’s Kathleen Morgan, have selected wines of South Africa, Champagne, the Piedmont and San Luis Obispo, USA that pair well to holiday culinary season…
WHEN: This Saturday, December 4th, from 2p to 4pm at Savour
HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.
Saturday’s December Holiday Pourings include:
Drappier Cote d’Or, Brut, Champagne, Alc. 12%, Varietal: Pinot Noir / Pinot Nero, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Tasting: full-bodied and long, with a lovely texture from red wine tannins and oak-matured portion. An enticing blend of red cherry, nectarine and Asian pear fruit, round in body, pleasantly focused by its acidity and small bubbles. Pairs Well: shellfish, caviar, rich fish (salmon, tuna), and yes…popcorn. Savour cheese: Delice-de-Bourgogne, Fr. – full btl. $52.99, half btl., – $29.99,      
Hamilton-Russell, Estate Hemel-En-A-Aarde Valley, So.Africa, 2020, Alc. 13%, Varietal: Chardonnay, Tasting: Classical full-bodied, nose is delicate yellow fruit, pear, white stone fruit.
layers of brioche, yogurt, butter and vanilla. Palette is weighty with medium acidity & alcohol, a long and fresh finish. Pairs well: salmon / tuna, vegetarian, pork, game birds Savour cheese: Taleggio, It., – $39.99
Hamilton-Russell “Ashbourne”, Swartland, So. Africa, 2019, Varietal: Pinotage / Cinsault, Alc. 14%, Tasting: surprisingly delicate, very pinot noir like; on the palette earthy,  medium bodied, with berries, spices, minerals and smoke, bright acidity to a dry finish.    
Pairs well: lamb chops & creamy spinach , game (elk, venison), grilled Cornish game hens, Savour cheese: Mousse Truffee, US, – $17.99
Tintero Rosso, Azienda Agricola Tintero Elvio, Mango, Piedmonte, It, Kermit Lynch, 2019  Alc. 12.5%, Varietal: Nebbiolo, Cabernet Franc, Barbera, Dolcetto, Tasting: Well-balanced medium body, slightly jammy with cassis, black cheery, a touch of black plum, with leather, oak and vanilla, a long finish and round tannins. Pairs well: juicy ribeye, pasta, grilled lamb chops, game-venison, Savour cheese: Swiss Gruyere, – $14.99
Iron and Sand, Paso Robles, Central Coast, San  Luis Obispo, CA, 2019, Alc. 14%, Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Tasting: Oak and tannins harmonious and balanced, black fruit-vanilla -clove-spices on the nose, full body, fruit forward, blackberry & red currant at the core, tannin spice to a vanilla finish. Pairs well:  roasted leg of lamb to burgers, game / venison. Savour cheese: Pitchfork Cheddar, UK, – $25.99

Adding to the Carolina Connoisseur Portfolio Tasting is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only – Digital Wine Machine.Taste 20 wines, just added 13 new selections, and yes, complimentary.
>Ask Kathleen for food pairing recommendations ….The wine machine is a breeze to use…and fun!

Welcome Your Holiday Donation of any amount (suggest $5) for Pathways for Children. Thank You! …

Please Note: If you are not fully vaccinated FOR COVID19/Variants, request wearing a mask upon entering Savour, and when not tasting wines….All wearing masks are welcome for our mutual health and well-being…Thank you, Kathleen  

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

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December Saturdays’ Holiday Wine Tastings’ Guest Hosts: Celebrating The Season In Style.  

Dec. 4 –   Anthony Sciarappa, Carolina Connoisseur Porfolio, 2p to 4p

Dec. 11-  Dave Bender, Vineyard Road Wines, 2p to 4p  

Dec. 18 – Harry “Z” Zarkades, owner / wine merchant, Main Street Wine Imports, 1p to 3p

UNEXPECTED HOLIDAY WINES DEFINE THIS NOVEMBER 2OTH’S, SATURDAY, COMPLIMENTARY FINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH MASCIARELLI WINE COMPANY. COME PREPARED TO LEARN

UNEXPECTED HOLIDAY WINES DEFINE THIS NOVEMBER 2Oth’s, SATURDAY, COMPLIMENTARY FINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH MASCIARELLI WINE COMPANY. COME PREPARED TO LEARN  

WHAT: Join us this Saturday, November 20th for a complimentary, timely, holiday focused tasting, featuring unexpected selections with wine sage Bob McVicker .  Bob is pouring wines from Masciarelli Wine Co. International Portfolio representing: Alsace, Lombardia, Luxembourg, Italy north & south, and classic Saint-Emilion…tasters will experience 6 wines, 3 reds / 3 whites, bottles that may be new to your palette.  As always, the tasting is elevated using our imported Riedel stemware. 

WHY:  The occasion to experience wines with wide-ranging qualities…distinctive varietals, some rare blends that define these storied wine regions.  For this tasting it’s wine that aptly complements Thanksgiving dining including appetizers to small plates, with rich sauces and fowl (duck to pheasant to turkey) in mind.  Kathleen welcomes food pairing requests!

WHO: Guest host Bob McVicker, Masciarelli wine specialist and Savour’s Kathleen Morgan have again selected wines especially for the pairing to holiday fare

WHEN: This Saturday, November 20, from 2p to 4p+ at Savour

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

For this Tasting: Pouring 6 Wines For Holiday Fare
Cave de Turckheim Pinot Blanc, Alsace, France, 2018, Alc. 13%, Varietal: Pinot Blanc
Tasting: Bright and subtle notes of green pear on the nose of this wine promise freshness. The palate presents citrus fruits in a harmonious, bright and juicy flavor experience with a fresh, dry finish. Pairs well: rich fish(salmon, tuna), shellfish, mild &sof cheeses and charcuterie.Rating: 89 Wine Enthusiast / winemag.com

La Novella Bianco, Alpi Retiche, Pietro Nera, Lombardia, It
., Alc., 12.5%, Varietal:
Rossola Nera, Manzoni Bianco, Chardonnay, Nebbiolo Tasting:  Crisp, fresh fruit. Pours straw with green highlights, and an intense aroma profile featuring lemon, green apple, floral, and wet stone characters, showing firm acidity. A rare white blend. Pairs well: pasta, shellfish, soft cheese, white lean fish, cured meats, roasted veggies  

Domaine Clos Des Rochers, Grevenmacher, Luxembourg Moselle, Riesling, 2018,
 Varietal: Riesling, Alc. 12.5, Tasting: This is a perfectly faultless crisp, hand-harvested, premier Luxembourg Riesling. Beautiful acidity, chunkier candied aromas, nectarine, good minerality, clean, full body and a palate-long finish. An experience! Pairs well: smoked salmon and seafood, white meat, or a hearty “pot-au-feu”    

Ana Maria Abbona, Sori Dij But, Piedmont, Dogliani, It., DOCG, 2018,
 Alc. 12.5%, Varietal: Dolcetto Tasting: Bold, structured, on the nose minerality, blackberry, violet, strawberry , ripening raspberry; on the palate this dry, earthy wine with some acidity offers strawberry, sage, black plum, cocoa, and chewy tannins. Pairs well: pizza, pasta, roast lamb, grilled meat 

Belpoggio Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany, It., 2018
, Varietal: Sangiovese, Alc. 14% Tasting: Overall superb structure, lively acidity and so fresh. Dominating scents of red currants, hints of cherry, notes of chocolate, plum and cherry. Superb vintage. Pairs well: cured and grilled meats, veal, roast lamb, grilled poultry, medium seasoned cheese.    

Chateau Pipeau, Grand Cru, Liournais, Saint-Emilion, 2018, Varietal: 90% Merlot, Cab. Franc, Cab Sauvignon Alc. 14%, Tasting: dry, medium to full body, complex, well-balanced. In the glass red and dark fruit, hints of mushroom, anise, mocha, ample oak and vanilla, smooth finish with baking spice… Pairs well: lamb, pork, roast chicken, Asian dishes, rich fish, mushrooms and pasta.

Adding to the Masciarelli Tasting is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only – Digital Wine Machine.Taste 20 new wines seasonally selected and yes, complimentary. Ask Kathleen for food pairing recommendations ….The wine machine is a breeze to use…and fun!
                                                   
Welcome Your Donation of Any Amount (suggest $5) for Pathways for Children. Thank You! …

Please Note: If you are not fully vaccinated FOR COVID19/Delta, request wearing a mask upon entering Savour, and when not tasting wines….All wearing masks are welcome for our mutual health and well-being. 

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

 savourwineandcheese.com  

Savour Thanksgiving Week Hours:

Monday 11/22 – 11am – 4pm

Tues. / 23 –Weds. / 24 – 11am -6pm 
Thursday, Happy Thanksgiving!

Fri. / 26 –  Sat. /27 – 11am -6pm