Topside Bistro in Gloucester ma is starting their hiring process.

Topside bistro in Gloucester ma is starting our hiring process. If you would like to apply, come by mon 1/2 or Tues 1/3 between noon-4 to drop off your resume and have a chat with Teddy Spiegel Jr. And I. If you would like to apply for a kitchen position, please DM me so I can set something more personal up with the executive chef.

We look forward to opening soon and getting our wonderful staff hired

Savour Holiday Hours – Open Monday, 11-6 pm for Early Shopping!


Happy Holidays!
Group of people toasting for Christmas
Special hours for the Holidays – Christmas Week

Monday, Dec. 19 – Open 11 – 6 pm for Early Shopping!Tuesday, Dec. 20 – Friday, Dec. 23 – Open 11 am – 6 pmSat. Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve ) Open Early – 10 am – 5 pm

After Christmas Week
Tuesday, Dec. 27 – Friday, Dec. 30 – Open 11 am – 6 pmSaturday, Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve) – open 11 am – 5 pm (Happy New Year)!
Post Holiday Week
Closed for Short Break – Tuesday, Jan. 3 – Thursday Jan. 5Open for regular Hours, 11 am – 6 pm, starting Friday, Jan. 6 – Ready for Another Great Year!
Thanks to all our loyal customers!

   
Savour Wine and Cheese
76 Prospect St.
Gloucester, Ma 01930
978 282-1455www.savourwineandcheese.com

Complimentary Christmas Wine Tasting at Savour – Saturday, Dec. 17, 2 – 4 pm

THIS SATURDAY, Dec. 17,

2 – 4 pm COMPLIMENTARY

FINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH ANTHONY SCIARAPPA OF CAROLINA WINES

DECEMBER HOLIDAY WINE TASTING BEGINS THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 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 SIMPLE GLASS OF WINE.

WINES

Champagne J Lasalle Preference, Champagne, France

Varietal:60% Pinot Meunier, 20% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir Alc. 12%

Jules Lassalle established this family-owned Champagne house in 1942 in the village of Chigny-Les-Roses on the Montagne de Reims. A master of his craft, he established a signature style of elegant, tightly knit wines. When he passed away in 1982 his wife, Olga, and their daughter, Chantal Decelle-Lassalle, took over the estate, upholding Jules’ high standards and progressively pushing the domaine to the next level. In 2006 Chantal’s daughter, Angéline Templier, joined the estate as winemaker. Their twenty-eight-year tradition of “une femme, un esprit, un style” (one woman, one spirit, one style) holds true today more than ever. They continue to follow the vinification methods established by Jules in the forties: they use the same wooden basket press he installed in the winery over 50 years ago, pressing and vinifying the individual plots separately. Champagne J. Lassalle works with all three varietals authorized in the region (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier) on sixteen hectares of vineyards, all of them premier cru. It is one of the rare Champagnes that has been allowed to finish its malolactic fermentation, and all cuvées are aged extensively once in bottle—even the non-vintage cuvées, which are a minimum of five years old. This results in an astonishing complexity and depth from the beginning of their range up to the luxury cuvées. With a higher percentage of Pinot Meunier (most often used as a blending grape in Champagne), the J. Lassalle Preference is a more robust, vinous, and full-bodied style champagne. Red fruit, especially strawberry, along with lemon zest jump from the glass, while the palate shows a precise minerality and a long finish with excellent acidity. 

Perfect to drink on its own. Pairs well with rich creamy dishes like lobster bisque. $52.99

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc Alc.14.5%

In 1983 David Hohnen tasted his first Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Captivated by its intensity, he began a journey to bottle the essence of Marlborough. He and winemaker Kevin Judd launched Cloudy Bay in 1985 to international acclaim, with a Sauvignon Blanc that put New Zealand wine on the map. The 2021 Sauvignon Blanc is really perfumed, with fresh guava, grass, papaya and bitter-lemon aromas. Intense and fresh on the palate, it has green apple, dried pineapple, candied ginger and lemon curd flavors with a hint of ripe melon. It is full-bodied with tangy acidity and an oily and creamy texture and a crisp finish.

Pairs well with shellfish, lobster, and herbed chicken. $36.99

Sesti Monteleccio Toscana Rosso, Tuscany, Italy

Varietal: Sangiovese Alc. 14%

Giuseppe Sesti didn’t initially choose a career in wine. Instead, he was inspired to study music, art, and astronomy, the latter becoming his profession. He met his future wife in Wales while writing his first book, and in 1975 they moved to Tuscany, where they purchased the abandoned castle of Argiano. They slowly restored the estate and Giuseppe later planted vineyards around the castle. In 1999 the Sestis’ daughter, Elisa, joined the estate full time, becoming a partner in all aspects of production. The Sesti Toscana Rosso Monteleccio is made from Sangiovese vines planted in oceanic sediment in the heart of the Brunello di Montalcino appellation and biodynamically farmed. Monteleccio has a nose that evokes juicy, ripe cherries, rhubarb, and a touch of mint. On the palate, fruit is balanced by good tannic structure and a lovely floral note on the finish.

Pairs well with mushroom pizza, roast chicken, grilled steak. $29.99

Château Les Trois Croix 2016 Bordeaux, Fronsac, France

Varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Franc Alc.14.5%

Chateau Les Trois Croix dates back to at least 1712, when the large stone tower was carved and inscribed Trois Croix, which is translated to three crosses. However, we started paying attention to the property after Patrick Leon purchased the vineyard in 1995. Prior to taking over Les Trois Croix in 1995, Patrick Leon was the winemaker for Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Pauillac. Sadly, Patrick Leon passed away in 2018. Today, the property is managed by his son, Bertrand Leon. The 20-hectare Right Bank vineyard of Chateau Les Trois Croix is planted with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The terroir is limestone and clay soils. The vineyard is well placed at the peak of the Fronsac appellation with an elevation of 87 meters at its high point. This wine pours a deep brilliant red color. The fruity nose has hints of black currant and blackberry. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with bright, precise black fruit and savory layers, framed by grainy tannins and finishing with a refreshing lift.

Pairs well with barbecued chicken, pork, duck, $34.99

Paul Autard Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015, France

Varietal:70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre Alc. 15%

Jean-Paul Autard carries on the tradition established by Paul Autard when he founded the domaine in the village of Courthézon in the 1970s. Paul took over at 17 years old, after his father passed away. His daughter Pauline and son Jules now work with him. Autard has 26 hectares of vines, of which 12 are in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and 14 in Côtes-du-Rhône (located at the border of the Châteauneuf appellation in Courthézon.) The aging cellar is a massive, vaulted cave cut into sandstone rock, housing the domaine’s barriques. The Autards have inherited a domaine in which the plantations of different varieties are perfectly adapted to the soil types. They aim to get the most out of each variety by vinifying separately and then blending judiciously. The vines’ age (more than 50 years), together with the limited use of only organic fertilizer, naturally ensures low yields and concentrated, balanced fruit. No pesticides, chemical anti-rot products or fertilizers are used. The wines are organically farmed and vegan. The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape has terrific purity as well as ripe notes of black raspberries, toasted spices, licorice, and crushed flowers. It has full-bodied richness, and sleek acidity carries the finish. Best from 2019 through 2030

Pairs well with mushrooms, barbecued beef, osso Buco. $43.99

Rustenberg Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon, South Africa

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Alc. 14.5%

The Rustenberg Estate was founded in 1682 and is nestled in the valley of the Simonsberg Mountain in South Africa’s premium wine region. The estate stands on an impressive 880 hectares against the Simonsberg Mountain in Stellenbosch. In 1941 Peter and Pamela Barlow bought Rustenberg. Their son Simon took over the running of the farm in 1987. Simon’s son, Murray, joined in the running of the farm with his father in 2012. The Barlows have been at Rustenberg for over 80 years: the longest period any one family has owned the farm. Rustenberg makes a range of wines that typify the regions within which they are produced. Predominantly consisting of, but not confined to, varietals, these wines are made to represent the ideal regionally and varietally specific styles brought out through a blend of traditional and modern viticultural and winemaking techniques. The Cabernet Sauvignon is made in a more fruit forward and medium bodied style and is accessible in its youth but will benefit from further bottle age. It shows typical Cabernet Sauvignon flavor and aroma profiles of dark berries and tobacco with a well-structured and lengthy palate.

Pairs well with stuffed mushrooms, lamb, prime rib. $22.99

And don’t forget to check out what’s new in our beer case. We have a wonderfully dark but slightly hoppy Robust Porter from Smuttynose that pairs well with heartier autumn fare.

Find out about new wine arrivals and other events at Savour by following us n Facebook and Instagram. 


Kathleen’s Price-Value Gems:

Unique to SAVOUR our three price-value collections, with

each category ($9.99ers – $14.99ers -$19.99ers) offering hundreds of wines

at one price, personally curated by Kathleen, some have limited availability

9.99ers…the quality is taste delivering above-price enjoyment …Value!

14.99ers…exhibiting qualities of complexity…Elevating the Experience!

19.99ers…value laden wines by innovative vintners…Expect Exceptional!

Adding to this Saturday’s wine tasting with Anthony 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

Savour Wine and Cheese

76 Prospect St.

Gloucester, Ma 01930

978 282-1455

www.savourwineandcheese.com

Complimentary Wine Tasting this Saturday, Dec. 10., 2- 4 pm at Savour!

SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2-4 PM

JOIN US FOR A COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTING WITH HARRY ZARKADES, OWNER MAIN STREET WINES

We always enjoy it when Harry, co-owner of Main Street Wines, comes to Savour to pour his selections. Main Street specializes in quality wines at a reasonable price, many of which are organic, fully natural, or biodynamically farmed. Along with some great choices for the weekday dinner table, Harry is pouring a gorgeous, beefy Chateau-neuf-du-Pape, one of my favorite Italian whites (a Maceratino) from the Marche, and a luscious, full-bodied Barolo, so come join us to sip and savour all these glorious wines.

WINES

Clendenen Family Vineyards Pinot Gris 2020, Santa Maria, California

Varietal: Pinot Gris Alc.13.5%

Jim Clendenen had already collected countless honors and accolades for his Au Bon Climat wines when he created the Clendenen Family Vineyards label in 2000 as a vehicle to bring many of his most artisanal and experimental wines to market. All are produced in very small quantities; many of these wines are crafted from unique varietals grown primarily on his organically farmed Le Bon Climat and Rancho La Cuna Vineyards. The project has expanded to include special plantings at Bien Nacido Vineyard as well. While two of the jewels from this project are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, he also makes benchmark examples of Nebbiolo, Tocai Friulano, Viognier, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc, and a Syrah/Viognier blend. The Pinot Gris has stone fruit aromas and a rich, full body with juicy peach and nectarines notes and a spicy ginger note on the finish.

Pairs well with sushi, salads and fresh vegetables, shellfish. $24.99

Fontezoppa Asola 2017, Marche, Italy

Varietal: Maceratino Alc. 14%

Cantine Fontezoppa is a young company in central Italy on the Adriatic coast in the province of Macerata between Civitanova, Marche and very close to Civitanova Alta, an ancient 14th century village. The company, which takes its name from the ancient source of water that gushed out where the rows of vineyards now grow, was born thanks to the acquisition of the land in Civitanova Alta by the Luzi family in the late 1990s. Made from hand-picked Maceratino (or Ribona) grapes, this wine has an intense straw yellow color and strong and complex nose, with aromas of ripe fruit, citrus peel, peach, yellow flowers, united by a deep mineral note and a touch of vanilla. It is balanced and consistent on the palate, with a pleasantly long and fresh finish.

Pairs well with anchovies and other fish, white meat, truffles. $31.99

Salt Wine Company Pinot Noir 2021, Oregon

Varietal: Pinot Noir Alc.14.5%

Salt Wine Company sources fruit from the most prestigious vineyards on the West Coast and works with seasoned, artisanal winemakers. With partners and relationships built over 35 years, they make craft, small-lot, control-brand wines. Salt Wine Pinot Noir is full of aromas of sweet fruits – plum, raspberry, and black cherry, with layers of spice and sweet tobacco. On the palate, a juicy burst of red berries and black currants is framed with a beautiful tannin structure. A lively and complex mid-palate with mineral and spice notes lingers on the finish.

Pairs well with roasted root vegetables, salmon, roasted chicken. $17.99

Natale Verga Intré Rosso, Lombardy, Italy

Varietals: Corvina, Sangiovese, Nero d’Avola Alc. 14%

The Verga family has been producing wine since 1895. These days, the fifth generation of Vergas is making wine in Lombardy, and they have made improvements and innovations in production that have allowed them to expand distribution worldwide. The Natale Verga Intré Rosso is an Italian red blend that hails from three different terroirs, Corvina (Veneto), Sangiovese (Toscana), and Nero d’Avola (Sicilia). It opens with a bouquet of red currants, blackberries, black cherry and a sweet spice of licorice. The flavors travel to a round and warm palate, and while the tannins are present, they lead to a soft, lingering finish.

Pairs well with baked macaroni and cheese, chicken ravioli, or pizza. $ 14.99

Chateau Gigognan Clos du Rois 2016, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France

Varietal:70% Grenache, 25% Syrah,5% Mourvèdre Alc. 15%

Like many great estates, Château Gigognan has a long and storied past. The roots of the vineyards date back to the time of the Romans. The property’s modern history began when Anne and Jacques Callet purchased the Clos du Roi domaine and began restoring the château. All through the 1990s, the Callets worked to rebuild the property and create a better-equipped cellar. In 2009, the winery was certified organic. Jacques Callet passed away in July of 2016, and the property was purchased by Jean-Francois Henin in 2017. A new era began, and even greater restoration has taken place. A whole new production facility has been added, and winemaker Stéphane Derenoncourt is establishing the winery as one of the most exciting in the region. The Clos du Roi is primarily one large parcel with just a few tiny satellite parcels. The 2016 Clos du Rois wine pours a vivid ruby. Highly perfumed red fruit scents are complicated by suggestions of licorice and white pepper. Spicy and focused on the palate, the wine displays vibrant raspberry, bitter cherry, and floral flavors along with a smoky nuance. It finishes with resonating spiciness and chewy tannins.

Pairs well with mushrooms, barbecued beef, Osso Buco. $49.99

Bovio Barolo 2018, Piedmont, Italy

Varietal: Nebbiolo Alc.: 14.5%

Bovio is a small wine cellar located at the heart of the Barolo growing area. It is run by the third generation of wine producers in the Bovio family. Gianfranco Bovio began to look after his father Alessandro’s holdings in the 1970s, renovating the old cellars and dedicating himself to the making of wines grown on the estate vineyards that stretch out over 8.5 hectares.

Now daughter Alessandra and her husband, Marco Boschiazzo, continue the family tradition with winemaker Matteo Franchi. The company philosophy is embedded in tradition and terroir, from the scrupulous tending of the vineyards through the ageing of the wines in large oak casks. The Bovio 2018 Barolo (with fruit from La Morra and Castiglione Falletto) delivers a very bright and lifted bouquet with cassis, wild fruit and hints of dried apricot or apple skin. On the palate, ripe berries and spicy notes combine with the lightly firm tannins to give a plump, velvety texture. There is a chocolate-cherry, almost liqueur-like note on the finish.

Pairs well with blue cheese, roast duck, prime rib. $54.99

And don’t forget to check out what’s new in our beer case. We just got in a new shipment of Maine Beer, with the IPA’s “Lunch” and “Little Whale Boat” leading the charge.  We have a rich brown ale called “Brown Dog” and the wonderfully dark but slightly hoppy Robust Porter, both from Smuttynose.

Find out about new wine arrivals and other events at Savour by following us on Facebook and Instagram. 


Kathleen’s Price-Value Gems:

Unique to SAVOUR our three price-value collections, with

each category ($9.99ers – $14.99ers -$19.99ers) offering hundreds of wines

at one price, personally curated by Kathleen, some have limited availability

9.99ers…the quality is taste delivering above-price enjoyment …Value!

14.99ers…exhibiting qualities of complexity…Elevating the Experience!

19.99ers…value laden wines by innovative vintners…Expect Exceptional!

Adding to this Saturday’s wine tasting with Harry 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 – July

Savour Wine Tastings!

Dec. 10 – Harry Zarkades – Main Street Wines

Dec. 17 – Anthony Sciarappa – Carolina Wines

Continuing to offer a case discount 0f 10% on wines and all items purchased with the case to all customers. Wine Club members get 5% off on 6 bottles and all items purchased with the 6 bottles. Thanks again for your support!

 We continue using our 5 Molekule high performance air purification units that clear the air of 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and allergens every hour, store wide.

We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

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

Savour Wine and Cheese

76 Prospect St.

Gloucester, Ma 01930

978 282-1455

www.savourwineandcheese.com

Breakfast With Santa And Friends At Magnolia Cafe Saturday 12/10

Join Santa And His Friends For Breakfast At Magnolia Cafe Saturday 12/10

9:30am-1:30pm

FREE HOT CHOCOLATE & CIDER

PHOTOS WITH SANTA

Parents Will Have The Options To Take Their Own Photo Or Have Them Professionally Done With Bethany Hurst Photography

Bring A Letter For Santa!
Don’t Forget The Return Address So He Can Write Back!

We Will Also Have A Raffle Going On To Win A $50 Magnolia Cafe Gift Card!

Savour Wine Complimentary Wine Tasting SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2-4 PM

SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2-4 PM

JOIN US FOR A COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTING WITH CASEY GRUTTADAURIA OF IDEAL WINES

Ideal is an importer and distributor of fine wine and spirits based in Medford, Massachusetts. The company’s roots go back to 1905, when Samuel Bender and two partners founded a retail wine and provisions store in Boston, which evolved in the years after WW II into one of the city’s premiere fine wine shops. It was in the late 1970s that Larry Bender, the third generation of his family in the business, decided to strike out on his own, separating the importing business from his father’s retail operation. His goal was to import wines from small high-quality wineries directly to the Massachusetts market, wines that had previously only come through national importers, if they were imported at all. Most of the wines at that time were French, but the company soon expanded its Italian selections, and has since rounded out the book with some American wineries as well as wines from other countries. Ideal brings us wine with a strong sense of place, made with minimal intervention, at a great price. Casey is one of our favorite wine reps as he is engaging and very educated in these unique, boutique wines. Come out and enjoy them with him as your host!

 WINES

La Crotta di Vegneron Müller Thurgau, Valle d’Aoste, Italy

Varietal: Müller Thurgau Alc. 13%

The La Crotta di Vegneron Cooperative was set up in 1980 with 25 partners. Today it numbers 70 partners and produces 200,000 bottles. The cooperative collects the grapes coming from the Chambave Denomination of Origin. The partners’ objective has always been to get the best quality out of their vines and their sloped terraces. La Crotta di Vegneron pursues the ancient tradition of the “campagnards”, whose strength lies in the relationship between autochthonous vines and terroir.

La Crotta di Vegneron’s wines and grappas emanate the spirit of the Aosta Valley mountains, thanks to ancient autochthonous vines (traditional vines cultivated with great skill and pride and which are respectful of the multifaceted terroir). Their cellar is in Chambave, a small hamlet in the Aosta Valley bordering on the west with France and north with Switzerland. The winegrowers who belong to the Cooperative often manage small plots located in a territory where the mechanization of the vineyard is not always possible, and therefore tend to have higher management costs.

Müller Thurgau is a vine obtained from the crossing of Riesling and Sylvaner which is well suited to cool climates. In Valle d’Aosta, it was introduced after 1946; the climate of the region, characterized by sudden changes in temperature especially during the maturation period, favors the formation of the elegant aromas that characterize this wine. This Müller Thurgau has a very fruity nose, with notes of melon, peach, and tropical fruit, along with aromatic herbs and white flowers. On the palate, it is fresh, dry, and full-bodied.

Serve as an aperitif. Pairs well with Italian vegetable soups, white meat, and fresh cheeses. $14.99

Maison des Ardoisieres Cuvée Silice Blanc 2020, Savoie, France

Varietal: Jacquère Alc. 11%

Formed by a group of partners in the late 1990s, Domaine des Ardoisières revitalized their vineyard land at the direction of organic and biodynamic vigneron Michel Grisard. Champagne native Brice Omont joined the team as lead winemaker in 2005 and, since then, their five different wines (three white and two red) have garnered critical acclaim not only within France but worldwide. With demand increasing but supply remaining the same, some of Omont’s wines fetch prices nearing triple digits, which makes “Silice” seem underpriced for the immense drinking pleasure it provides. In the glass, it is a vibrant lemon hue with flecks of silver. With a short 15-minute decant, beautiful aromas of green apple, honeydew, lemon zest, and fresh apricot unfurl from the glass alongside a touch of flinty smoke. On the palate, the wine has a balance of taut minerality and textured roundness, akin to top-notch Chablis. Being Jacquère though, it offers more floral notes with flavors of plum and winter melon. It will gain more texture and complexity in the next two to three years but is ready to drink now.

Pairs well with cheese fondue, vibrant salads, garlic-butter shrimp. $22.99

Chateau de la Liquiére Faugéres, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Varietals:Grenache, Syrah, Carignan Alc.14.5%

Nestled in the midst of the Haut Languedoc national park, the Faugères wine region is unique in that its soils are nothing but schist. La Liquière’s vineyards are located in the highest parts of the appellation. They look out over the Mediterranean, offering a prime site for growing fine wines. Although the soils are all the same type, elevations range from 150 to 350 meters. The warmer soils in the lower part of the appellation area are conducive to growing Mourvèdre, Carignan and Grenache. The cooler, higher sites are the perfect location for Syrah. The entire estate is farmed organically. The vineyards cover 55 hectares. There is little soil, and some vineyards are very steep, resulting in small yields. Faugéres is an intense wine, with red and black berry aromas and flavors and mineral notes, elegant tannins, and a long finish.

Pairs well with lamb, beef fillet, and game birds. $17.99

Domaine Durand Prémices Cornas, Rhone, France

Varietals: Syrah Alc. 14.5%

Domaine Durand is a family-owned estate run by brothers Eric and Joel Durand since 1991. The estate comprises 13 hectares of Syrah vines, eight in Saint-Joseph and five in Cornas. Cornas is one of the most exciting wine regions in the world and is the only red-wine appellation in the northern Rhône that requires its wine to be 100% Syrah. Eric and Joël have painstakingly reconstructed their family’s ancient, terraced vineyards, and continue the back-breaking work of maintaining and rebuilding them every year to prevent erosion. They work their vineyards entirely by hand, coaxing the grapes to optimal ripeness before crafting exceptional wines of depth, precision and persistence. Their lush, rich style is the paradigm for the region, and one of the reasons Cornas is such a sought after and admired wine. The 2019 Cornas Prémices offers all the intensity and power of a great Hermitage, but at a fraction of the price of its flashy neighbor. In the glass, the wine is a deep purple with blue fruit, violets, ground pepper, and charred meat-like aromas and flavors. Rich and full-bodied, it has loads of silky tannins. This Cornas will evolve with age. Best from 2023 through 2035.

Pairs well with roast leg of lamb, grilled beef, spiced red meat. $39.99

Vigneti VumbacaCiró, Calabria, Italy

Varietal: Gaglioppo Alc. 13.5%

The Vigneti Vumbaca company is based in Cirò and extends over an area of about 13 hectares. Organically run, the enterprise is now led by Christian Vumbaca, who, after about fifteen years spent in Rome between university studies and work at a prestigious law firm, decided to return to his native land to follow the company created by mother Silvana and uncle Enzo. His red wine is made from Gaglioppo grapes, grown in tree-trained vineyards, on clay-limestone soil, located in the historic production area of Cirò Classico. It pours a deep ruby red. The nose is complex, full of red fruit, undergrowth, dried flowers, dehydrated fruit, and citrus, Mediterranean scrub, and toasted and sweet spices. It is balanced on the palate, lively, fresh, and quite structured. It finishes on balsamic notes, minerals, cherry, and bitter orange.

Pairs well with aged cheeses, salami, courses with red meat sauces, roast lamb. $19 .99

Cantina del Pino Ovello 2015 Barbaresco,

Varietal: Nebbiolo Alc.: 14.5%

Barbaresco is a small village in Piedmont rising up out of the plain to sit in the Langhe hills. Here they produce a 100% Nebbiolo wine that takes its name from the village. Barbaresco is a wine of power and depth with an ability to age for multiple decades. Often thought of as the feminine version of Barolo, Barbaresco is a dramatically smaller region than its cousin. Barbaresco can only be produced within 1265 acres, and a maximum of 85,000 cases per year can be produced from the more than 500 growers. It is separated into four different communes of which three dominate, Barbaresco, Neive and Treiso. The Vacca family has been living and working the vines at Cantina del Pino, one of the oldest estates in Barbaresco, since the 1920s. Cantina del Pino’s approach to winemaking is rooted in a deep appreciation for the land and gentle processes that allow the particularities of the soil to become tangible in the wines they are making. Deceptive in its light-bodied color, the 2015 Barbaresco Ovello packs a serious punch. Violet, star anise, woodland berry, and camphor aromas lead the way on this elegant, firm red. The savory, linear palate delivers juicy Marasca cherry, pomegranate, licorice and orange zest while taut, fine-grained tannins provide support. It’s focused and balanced, with fresh acidity. It is a structured wine that will develop gradually over the years.

Pairs well with roast meats, game birds, and powerful cheese. $57.99

And don’t forget to check out what’s new in our beer case. We just got in a new shipment of Maine Beer, with the IPA’s “Lunch” and “Little Whale Boat” leading the charge.  We have a rich brown ale called “Brown Dog” and the wonderfully dark but slightly hoppy Robust Porter, both from Smuttynose.

Find out about new wine arrivals and other events at Savour by following us n Facebook and Instagram


Kathleen’s Price-Value Gems:

Unique to SAVOUR our three price-value collections, with

each category ($9.99ers – $14.99ers -$19.99ers) offering hundreds of wines

at one price, personally curated by Kathleen, some have limited availability

9.99ers…the quality is taste delivering above-price enjoyment …Value!

14.99ers…exhibiting qualities of complexity…Elevating the Experience!

19.99ers…value laden wines by innovative vintners…Expect Exceptional!

Adding to this Saturday’s wine tasting with Casey 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 – July

Savour Wine Tastings!

Nov. 26, – Tasting of Westport Rivers Wines, grown and estate-bottled in Massachusetts! Susan Richards, a Cape Ann resident and new to our staff is our host – so please Come and say hello!

Dec. 3 – Casey Gruttadauria – Ideal Wines

Dec. 10 – Harry Zarkades – Main Street Wines

Dec. 17 – Anthony Sciarappa – Carolina Wines


Continuing to offer a case discount 0f 10% on wines and all items purchased with the case to all customers. Wine Club members get 5% off on 6 bottles and all items purchased with the 6 bottles. Thanks again for your support!

 We continue using our 5 Molekule high performance air purification units that clear the air of 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and allergens every hour, store wide.

We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

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

Savour Wine and Cheese
76 Prospect St.
Gloucester, Ma 01930
978 282-1455
www.savourwineandcheese.com