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Come See the New Savour Wine and Cheese!

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!  

 

 Fall Hours 

(until November)

Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 7 pm

Saturday - 10 am - 7 pm

(Tasting Saturday, from 2 - 5 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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  "He who knows how to taste does not drink wine but savours secrets..."
~ Salvador Dali

 
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A word about Pathways . . .

As many of you know, we provide an opportunity at our Saturday tastings to support Pathways  with a voluntary donation.  (Of course, you can donate any time - just drop a few dollars in the glass bowl).  Now, however, we are doing a "Match the Month" program whereby you can volunteer to match whatever we collect in a month, or any amount of your own choosing.  That means that every dollar you drop in the glass bowl will count for double.  We already have a full year of "matches," but if  there is a month you would like to contribute, please let me know - we may even triple our donations on some months!  Pathways just started its fiscal year July 1 and we have already collected what we normally would collect in 6 months! (Over $2000 in one month!)  Your contribution makes a big difference, providing education and services for our local children, giving them a better start in life and a brighter future.  So whether you contribute at Savour or decide to "Match a Month," we want to say Thank you!

                                                                                                    Kathleen Morgan

 
 
Wine and Cheese Tastings
every Saturday from 2 - 5 pm
 
Next Wine Dinner at Savour
An Evening in Campania
 
Only 2 places left!
 
The Food and Wine of Italy's Famed Almalfi Coast
Special Guest: Italian Wine Ambassador and Native Campanian, Ciro Pirone
Chef Matt Beach with Sous, Anthony Sciarappa
  Rustic tables in a narrow alley in world famous Sorrento. Campania_ Italy
 
Sunday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m.
$85.00 per person (all-inclusive)
 
MENU
 
Appetizers
Bruschetta on Crostini
Polpette (Meatballs)
Wine: Villa Matilde Falanghina 'Rocca dei Leoni'
Salad
Breseaola on Arugula
Wine: Villa Matilde Aglianico
Pasta Course
Pasta alle Vongle (clams) Bianco
Wine: Villa Matilde Fiano di Avellino Docg
Main Course
Pesce (Cod) con Puttanesca
Wine: Villa Matilde Falerno del Massico Doc
Dessert
Panna Cotta with Limoncello glaze
 
Call Savour at 978 282-1455 to reserve seating or online reservations Here!
https://www.shop.savourwineandcheese.com/An-Evening-in-Campania-08.htm
 
Grand Tasting 
with over 80 wines - Sunday Nov. 10, 1 - 5 p.m.
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Tasting at Savour
with Danny Giddings of Classic Wines
Saturday, October 12
2 ~ 5
complimentary!
($5.00 suggested donation to Pathways for Children)
 
 
 


Lucien Albrecht Crémant Brut Rosé, NV - $21.99
Lucien Albrecht is one of the most distinguished and long standing brands in Alsace. Regarded as a pioneer of viticulture, beginning in 1425 when Romanus Albrecht started the winery, Albrecht is responsible for many advancements and innovations in the region, such as being one of the three founding fathers of the regulated Crémant d'Alsace. Albrecht's goal is to always "respect the grapes" and to respect nature. Albrecht believes Alsace is truly one of the most versatile and exciting white wine producing regions in the world and looks to share their unique terroir thru their outstanding wines. The wines are perfect examples of the Albrecht style in each varietal and the pinnacle of Alsace quality.  Lucien Albrecht Brut Rosé is made from 100% Pinot Noir free-run juice. The whole clusters, of hand picked grapes, are softly pressed in a pneumatic press. This brings out the coral, light pink salmon color. Lucien Albrecht Brut Rosé is made by using the same methods as in Champagne, i.e "methode traditionnelle." After the second fermentation in the bottle, lee aging lasts for 14-16 months, followed by remuage and disgorging.  The flavors display nice strawberry and wild cherry fruit, with a touch of richness on the mid palate. It is balanced with dry, crisp acidity and complimented with a creamy texture and long finish.  Because this is 100% Pinot Noir, made in the traditional Champagne method, it represents remarkable value in sparkling wine.  Great for any occasion including Sunday morning brunch favorites, a bowl of popcorn, or a holiday feast!
 
Freak Show Chardonnay, 2018 - $19.99
From the Michael David Winery in Lodi, California, we bring you "Freakshow" Chardonnay, a crisp, clean, fruit-driven chardonnay, redolent of mango, stone-fruit, cinnamon spice and buttered popcorn.  Notes of nectarine, stewed Golden Delicious Apples and butterscotch are followed by vanilla and coconut on the finish.  100% of the chardonnay fruit is sourced from the Phillips Family vineyards.  The grapes are fermented in steel tank and new French oak barrels, with 50% malolactic, giving the wine a creamy texture while retaining its crisp, bright fruit flavors.  This is perfect with corn on the cob, and avocado salad or creamy-textured oysters.
 
Baumard Le Logis Anjou Rouge, 2016 - $17.99
Domaine des Baumard produces some of the finest examples of Chenin Blanc, and Jean Baumard and now his son, Florent, are universally regarded as the finest winemakers in the appellation. Their wines are among the most unique and rewarding in the world. Baumard's Anjou Rouge Le Logis (named after the family home - Logis de la Giraudière) is a wine of immediate pleasure. Produced predominantly from Cabernet Franc, the wine exhibits that grape's quintessential aromas of blackberries and graphite, with supple flavors of savory herbs and brambleberries. A gentle wine with forceful character, it is delicious served slightly cool with charcuterie or lighter cheeses. Baumard's Le Logis Anjou Rouge is produced from fruit grown in the estate vineyards directly behind the home (Le Logis) as well as from neighboring estate vineyards.  
 Baumard employs fractional whole-cluster pressing for Logis, extracting color and texture over several days of slowly increasing pressure. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel at low temperature. The wine is aged in stainless steel on its fine less for 9 months before bottling.  Cabernet Franc continues to be one of our favorite varietals here at Savour.  If you need a red wine to go with asparagus, artichokes, an arugula salad or a vegan or vegetarian soup, this is a classic.  We particularly love it with our fall salad of pears, arugula, Brabander goat Gouda cheese, and toasted peacans.  (Ask me for the recipe)!
 
Donati Family Claret, 2015 - $19.99
The Paicines AVA is located 27 miles inland from Monterey, CA, and is part of the greater Central Coast AVA.  The warm daytime temperatures and cool evening breezes allow the grapes to mature slowly, thereby developing wines of great depth and character, as well as balance and complexity.  The blend is 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 11% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot, and 5% Cabernet Franc.  100% Stainless Steel fermentation with 26 months aging in a combination of new French and new American oak.  Rainier cherry, dark plum, raspberry, and cranberry dominate the front of the palate while deeper notes of coffee and mocha linger on the finish.  This is a great wine for the fall - exquisite with our Mushroom Barley Beef stew ($19.99 a quart), which we just made today and have in the freezer.  Take both home for a wonderful weekend supper.   
 
Leacock's Tinta Negra Madeira, 2001 - $44.99
Leacock's Colheita Tinta Negra 2001 is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged for 16 years in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional 'Canteiro' system, whereby the casks were gradually transferred from the top floors of the lodge, where it is naturally warmer, to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. This process gives Madeira its unique flavor and incredible longevity. The wine was regularly racked and when it reached the desired stage of maturity it was bottled.  Nobody loves Madeira more than us at Savour.  This is an incredible wine - starting with the fact that it can be left open for decades and is still perfect to drink!  It goes remarkably well with everything from cheese plates to crème brûlée, coffee, tea, and especially dark chocolate.  Pick some up and enjoy a sip with  your favorite cheese or dessert.  You can enjoy it anytime!
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 Tasting at Savour
with Danny Giddings of Classic Wines
Saturday, October 12
2 ~ 5
complimentary!
($5.00 suggested donation to Pathways for Children)
 
 
 


Lucien Albrecht Crémant Brut Rosé, NV - $21.99
Lucien Albrecht is one of the most distinguished and long standing brands in Alsace. Regarded as a pioneer of viticulture, beginning in 1425 when Romanus Albrecht started the winery, Albrecht is responsible for many advancements and innovations in the region, such as being one of the three founding fathers of the regulated Crémant d'Alsace. Albrecht's goal is to always "respect the grapes" and to respect nature. Albrecht believes Alsace is truly one of the most versatile and exciting white wine producing regions in the world and looks to share their unique terroir thru their outstanding wines. The wines are perfect examples of the Albrecht style in each varietal and the pinnacle of Alsace quality.  Lucien Albrecht Brut Rosé is made from 100% Pinot Noir free-run juice. The whole clusters, of hand picked grapes, are softly pressed in a pneumatic press. This brings out the coral, light pink salmon color. Lucien Albrecht Brut Rosé is made by using the same methods as in Champagne, i.e "methode traditionnelle." After the second fermentation in the bottle, lee aging lasts for 14-16 months, followed by remuage and disgorging.  The flavors display nice strawberry and wild cherry fruit, with a touch of richness on the mid palate. It is balanced with dry, crisp acidity and complimented with a creamy texture and long finish.  Because this is 100% Pinot Noir, made in the traditional Champagne method, it represents remarkable value in sparkling wine.  Great for any occasion including Sunday morning brunch favorites, a bowl of popcorn, or a holiday feast!
 
Freak Show Chardonnay, 2018 - $19.99
From the Michael David Winery in Lodi, California, we bring you "Freakshow" Chardonnay, a crisp, clean, fruit-driven chardonnay, redolent of mango, stone-fruit, cinnamon spice and buttered popcorn.  Notes of nectarine, stewed Golden Delicious Apples and butterscotch are followed by vanilla and coconut on the finish.  100% of the chardonnay fruit is sourced from the Phillips Family vineyards.  The grapes are fermented in steel tank and new French oak barrels, with 50% malolactic, giving the wine a creamy texture while retaining its crisp, bright fruit flavors.  This is perfect with corn on the cob, and avocado salad or creamy-textured oysters.
 
Baumard Le Logis Anjou Rouge, 2016 - $17.99
Domaine des Baumard produces some of the finest examples of Chenin Blanc, and Jean Baumard and now his son, Florent, are universally regarded as the finest winemakers in the appellation. Their wines are among the most unique and rewarding in the world. Baumard's Anjou Rouge Le Logis (named after the family home - Logis de la Giraudière) is a wine of immediate pleasure. Produced predominantly from Cabernet Franc, the wine exhibits that grape's quintessential aromas of blackberries and graphite, with supple flavors of savory herbs and brambleberries. A gentle wine with forceful character, it is delicious served slightly cool with charcuterie or lighter cheeses. Baumard's Le Logis Anjou Rouge is produced from fruit grown in the estate vineyards directly behind the home (Le Logis) as well as from neighboring estate vineyards.  
 Baumard employs fractional whole-cluster pressing for Logis, extracting color and texture over several days of slowly increasing pressure. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel at low temperature. The wine is aged in stainless steel on its fine less for 9 months before bottling.  Cabernet Franc continues to be one of our favorite varietals here at Savour.  If you need a red wine to go with asparagus, artichokes, an arugula salad or a vegan or vegetarian soup, this is a classic.  We particularly love it with our fall salad of pears, arugula, Brabander goat Gouda cheese, and toasted peacans.  (Ask me for the recipe)!
 
Donati Family Claret, 2015 - $19.99
The Paicines AVA is located 27 miles inland from Monterey, CA, and is part of the greater Central Coast AVA.  The warm daytime temperatures and cool evening breezes allow the grapes to mature slowly, thereby developing wines of great depth and character, as well as balance and complexity.  The blend is 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 11% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot, and 5% Cabernet Franc.  100% Stainless Steel fermentation with 26 months aging in a combination of new French and new American oak.  Rainier cherry, dark plum, raspberry, and cranberry dominate the front of the palate while deeper notes of coffee and mocha linger on the finish.  This is a great wine for the fall - exquisite with our Mushroom Barley Beef stew ($19.99 a quart), which we just made today and have in the freezer.  Take both home for a wonderful weekend supper.   
 
Leacock's Tinta Negra Madeira, 2001 - $44.99
Leacock's Colheita Tinta Negra 2001 is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged for 16 years in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional 'Canteiro' system, whereby the casks were gradually transferred from the top floors of the lodge, where it is naturally warmer, to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. This process gives Madeira its unique flavor and incredible longevity. The wine was regularly racked and when it reached the desired stage of maturity it was bottled.  Nobody loves Madeira more than us at Savour.  This is an incredible wine - starting with the fact that it can be left open for decades and is still perfect to drink!  It goes remarkably well with everything from cheese plates to crème brûlée, coffee, tea, and especially dark chocolate.  Pick some up and enjoy a sip with  your favorite cheese or dessert.  You can enjoy it anytime!
 
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Fall Hours 
(Until November)
 
Tuesday - Friday, 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday, 10 am - 7 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
 
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Saturday, October 5
open from 10 am - 7 pm
(Special Tasting from 2 - 5 pm)
 

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