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76 Prospect St., Gloucester, MA 01930

978 282-1455

  Come and visit us  at the corner of Pleasant and Prospect St., across from St. Ann's church. 

Parking located behind our store!  

 

 Hours

Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 7 pm

Saturday 10 am - 7 pm

Closed Sunday and Monday 

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Why Taste?
 
         Savour Saturday Wine Tastings 
        A Learning Experience by the glass    
 
The more you taste, the more you refine your
understanding and enjoyment of wine.  
   
By comparing different wines with us each Saturday, over time, you fine-tune your palate to identify and appreciate what each wine uniquely offers by applying your senses to wines' essential qualities.
  
Your Senses, The Bridge To Wine's DNA
See, Swirl, Smell, Sip and Savour

See 
Observe the wines color, hue, age (by inspecting the rim color variation), and viscosity (by studying the "legs," 
as the wine drips down the inside of the glass).
Swirl 
Release the wine's vapor and aromas (by swirling to create the "legs.")
Smell
 Inhale deeply.  As much as 90% of the taste is olfactory. The first whiff of a wine gives you the most important impression . . . in anticipation of what is to come.
Sip 
 
 
Experience the wine's
taste structure.  Flavors are sweet, salty, sour, acidic and/or beefy (the 5th taste, "Umami").
Savour 
Enjoy each swallow.  Good wines have three things in common: balance, complexity, and length. How does the one you are tasting measure up?
 
*We use Riedel glassware exclusively for Savour wine tastings

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VINO!!!

 "Wine and the joy of living and pleasure all go hand in hand. We prefer wines which captivate all of our senses with each new bottle and each new sip." ~ Judith Beck
 
 

K & K's Fave's For A Hot Holiday Weekend! 

Saturday, May 25
2- 5 pm
 
complimentary!
($5.00 suggested donation to Pathways for Children)



2018 Leoube, 'Love', Rose, Provence ~ $14.99
"Nestled in a coastal bay in a national park and a stone's throw from St Tropez lies the Léoube estate-one of the most beautiful protected sites in Europe and home to Château Léoube. Lord and Lady Bamford first discovered the estate back in 1997.  Seduced by Léoube's beauty and history, which dates back to the 15th Century, they set out to nurture the vineyards back to their former glory and to create wines that celebrate the unique character of the terroir.Today, the Léoube estate includes 65 hectares of vineyards and 20 hectares of olive groves, all spread across 4 kilometers of Mediterranean coastline. Provence is home to some of the oldest vineyards in France and the soil of the estate dates back over 800 million years.  To maintain the heritage of the land, Léoube believes in time-honored artisan farming, following biodynamic principles.
The vineyard is overseen by Romain Ott ~ the 3rd generation of the wine making family and an expert in his field. The grapes are all harvested by hand in tune with the seasonal and lunar cycles, and the estate is certified organicAll of the wines are made using natural yeasts, which ferment slowly in temperature controlled cellars. This is a quintessential, dry Provence rose style. Pale pink and with attractive fruit flavors of strawberry and white peach, it is well balanced, delightful and delicious! Drink anytime as an aperitif or with Mediterranean food...fish on the grill, pissaladiere, or a salad on the beach...
2018 Domaine de Cagueloup, Vin de Pays du Mont Caume, France ~ $15.99
Heir to a long line of winemakers (twenty-one generations), Richard Prébost has been the winemaker since the 1980s of this charming rose, in an area well known for its Bandol. 
Cagueloup? The vineyard of Cagueloup tells the story of little Richard Prebost who once swallowed a gold coin, causing slight anxiety in his father.  Panic-stricken, the father shouted, "Cague l'ou!" or "Spit it out!"  From there is where the curious name of Cagueloup has its origins. Complemented by Grenache, Mourvèdre dominates (70%) in the blending of this rosé. Mineral-driven tangerine, strawberry and peach aromas take on a suave and slightly spicy floral note as the wine opens up. Juicy, focused and penetrating on the palate, offering sappy red berry and pit fruit flavors that deepen steadily and spread out on the back half. Smooth depth and energy and finishes long and smooth, featuring lingering florality. 

2017 Bret Brothers, Macon~Villages, Burgundy~ $27.99
Bret Brothers was officially set up in 2001 by Jean-Phillipe 
and John-Guillame Bret who are...you guessed it, brothers! Incredibly talented, and possessing a contagious passion for wine, they are creating a small revolution which is raising the quality of wines in the Maconnais region within Burgundy, France.
Their entry level Chardonnay, the Macon-Villages "Terroirs du Maconnais" is no exception! Made primarily from grapes sourced from some of their most noteworthy sites including Vire-Clesse, Saint-Veran, and Pouilly-Fuisse, this is a far cry from most entry-level wines. Vines aging 25-70 years of age are hand-picked, carefully pressed, and aged in oak for 11 months. The end product is a wine of incredible balance, with depth and complexity quite uncommon in Villages level wines. If you are looking for a killer White Burgundy with an approachable price point, look no further than Bret Brothers! With mouth watering stone fruit and bright acidity, this wine's slightly creamy texture and citrusy zest create a complex and intoxicating wine at an unbeatable price point.
 So, some excellent terroirs that are blended with the idea to create a good value primer to the vintage. En plus, the last 50-litres of each of the La Soufrandière (unfiltered) cuvées are firstly filtered (as they are so leesy) and then blended into this Mâcon-Villages. The wine is then raised mostly in tank. It may be only the entry point wine, but it's a gem, with white flowers, grapefruit and white peach notes, sappy acidity and a chalky freshness.

 
2017 Beck, 'Ink', Austria, ~$17.99
The Judith Beck estate is based in the Burgenland commune of Gols in Austria's warmest wine growing area. The region is the first to harvest, and the production center of its finest full-bodied, dry red wines. Judith's parents, Matthias and Christine Beck, founded the family estate in 1976, and Judith made her first vintage in 2001. Judith gained international experience at world-renowned wineries, including Chateau Cos d'Estournel in Bordeaux, Braida in Piemonte and Errazuriz in Chile. Managing the family winery comes naturally to Judith who has an innate "sixth-sense" feel for the regional varieties Zweigelt, Blaufrankisch and St. Laurent. Judith and her father Matthias practiced sustainable viticulture from the outset, and converted to bio-dynamic practice with the 2007 vintage. Beck Ink is a fantastic, medium-bodied, organic and biodynamic red wine from Burgenland, Austria,  a fine blend of two indigenous red grape varieties of the country, Zweigelt and the lesser known St Laurent. Full of red fruits, refreshing acidity and soft tannins. A very well-made wine indeed. 


 
NEW THIS WEEK AT SAVOUR!
Check out our new display of what we have just brought in!


2016 Ornellaia, Bolgheri, Italy
Ornellaia is simply one of the greatest wines in the world and one of the First Growths of Italy. Over the last ten years Ornellaia has averaged 95.2 points from the Wine Advocate making it one of the most critically acclaimed estates worldwide. With all modern vintages each case of six contains one label with a special design. This marks the 11th edition of Ornellaia Vendemmia d'Artista, and this year it is American-Iranian artist, Shirin Neshat. It has been given the moniker 'La Tensione', to interpret the character of the sublime 2016. Ornellaia is characterized by its opulent fruit, wonderful structure and extremely complex flavors. It remains the most Bordeaux-esque style Super Tuscan and undoubtedly a must have for all great wine collections. Ornellaia 2016 will be a jewel in any cellar. We were able to get two 6 bottle cases only, interested parties reserve soon. These will not last long.

 
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These days I'm seeing the world through rose colored glasses...of wait, it's pink wine! Today the Domaine de la Fouquette, Cuvee
Rosee d'Aurore from Provence is back. This was our most popular pink wine last summer! Pretty wild strawberries, delicate and divine!
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Warm weather...who doesn't start to think of summer cuisine? Caprese? We now have Bufala Mozzarella, and of course olive oil from Greece and Balsamic from Italy. 
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We also have a plethora of new chocolates from Philips Chocolate House, handmade since 1925. 

 
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We have a collection for your selection of very attractively priced wines in our $9.99 section, and now we've added a $14.99 section for your shopping ease. Still great prices, but with a bit more complexity and layers to the wines. Come check it out!
 
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~ Katrina
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Spring is finally here and some of you have asked about Sunday hours.  At this time, it has not proven efficient to open on Sundays, except for the holiday season in November and December.  We will obviously be open for special events, such as our Grand Tastings.  

I am also offering Sunday appointments to those who may need them, if I am available.  (I will give you my cell phone number).  I need to know Saturday, however.  So we will give it a try!  I spend most Sundays in the late spring and summer on the water, photographing the whales, and time is limited!


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   copyright@Kathleen Powers Morgan
 
 *As many of you know, eating raw seafood poses some risk, so you must be aware that you consume them at your own discretion and risk. 
 
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SAVOUR'S WINTER HOURS ~ 

~OPEN ~ 
TUESDAY ~ FRIDAY   11~7
SATURDAY        10 ~ 7

CLOSED ~
SUNDAY & MONDAY

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Savour Wine and Cheese
76 Prospect. St.
Gloucester, MA 01930
 

 Kathleen and Katrina’s Wine Picks for the Holiday Table

 

 

Varichon & Clerc, NV, Haute~Savoie, France ~ $14.99

Winemaking in Seyssel is recorded for the first time in the 12th Century (1145), where production was further developed under the monks from the Charterhouse in Arvières from the 14th century onward and where Varichon & Clerc was later established. The official proclamation of the small AOC Seyssel in 1973 (only 220 acres under vine) was the first sparkling wine AOC in France after Champagne. This was also a great achievement for Varichon and Clerc, one of the major wine producers. Located in the hilly pre-alps between Lyon and Geneva, Varichon & Clerc have been continually producing classic "Methode Champenoise" wines since 1901! Local grapes, such as Altesse and Molette, are skillfully blended with judicious amounts of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, and Macabeu to fashion this very elegant wine. This is a smooth and creamy sparkler with flavors of gentle pear, apple, vanilla and toast. A festive aperitif, at a very festive price!

2016 Mt.Beautiful, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand ~ $18.99

As pioneers of the North Canterbury region, Mt. Beautiful's owners David and Leigh were looking to invest in David's homeland in a way that would allow expression of their passion for farm-to-table food and wine, while energizing the community to which they are so genuinely committed. By producing elegant, certified-sustainable, estate-grown wines, David and Leigh have found a way to truly encapsulate in the bottle the climate and the richness of the land by creating Mt. Beautiful Winery. Highlighting floral aromas and tropical flavors such as guava and melon-like fruit, they tone down the grassiness and bring a creamy mid-palate all the way through to a fresh and bright crispness on the finish.

 

2017 Piciarello, Fiano di Avellino, Camapania, Italy ~ $29.99

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