WHAT: Can’t make our Saturday Wine Tastings or none scheduled…Join us to enjoy a “tech” tasting experience exclusive on the North Shore. Try our digital wine machine tasting experience at each visit. Our wine machine offers tastings of 20 wines, all the time. Using this digital wiz couldn’t be easier …and its complimentary.

WHY: For your convenience at every visit, sample as many as 20 wines, selected for the season, representing every wine region.              
>new wine selections are regularly rotated in ensuring the tasting experience remains at peak enjoyment, and sample bottles new to you.
>sample with imported glassware from Riedel  
>all 20 are paired to food by Kathleen  
>each wine is stocked below the wine machine

WHO: You & the digital wine machine  

WHEN*: Whenever you visit – Tuesday to Sunday – for your enjoyment & convenience

HOW: Insert plastic card into the slot, upper left side of each of the 4 units holding 5 bottles, place glass below a spout, and press tab above the bottle …it’s a breeze.  

A Sampling of Wines to Experience:
Ixsir “Altitudes” Rouge – Batroun, Lebanon.  indigenous Lebanese varietal, Caladoc, with Cabernet, Syrah, and Tempranillo, this full but soft red is ripe with black currant and raspberry fruit, topped with a bit of clove spice.  Pairs well with grilled lamb, duck, or skirt steak.

Ixsir “Altitudes” Blanc – Batroun Lebanon.  indigenous varietal, Obeidy, with Muscat and Viognier, this full, aromatic white has notes of white peach, Jasmine, and nutmeg with a core of flint that makes it powerful and refreshing.  Pairs well with baked Haddock, fish or clam chowder, and pasta Florentine.
Winzer Sommerach Grauburgunder Trocken (dry) – Franken, Germany.  varietal, Grauburgunder, this crisp, dry white is lemon and lime on the palate, with a touch of quince, around a core of minerality that makes it the perfect summer quaffer. Pairs well with all grilled fish and pasta primavera.
Minuty “M” Rosé – Côtes de Provence, France. produced from organically grown, hand-harvested Cinsault, Grenache, and Syrah grapes.  It is clean, light and crisp, with abundant raspberry and strawberry fruit for refreshing summer drinking.  Pairs well with lobster, crab, or seafood salad or a cool Gazpacho!
Viña Alberdi Rioja Reserva – Rioja, Spain.  100% Tempranillo grown organically, the grapes are crushed and fermented with full malolactic treatment, followed by two years of ageing in America oak barrels, making for a luscious, powerful, and serious wine.  Known for its versatility with food.  Pairs well with everything from roast lamb to paella – the perfect red for any summer feast!

Welcome your donation any amount (suggest $5) for Pathways for Children. Thank You!

Please Note: If you are not fully vaccinated, please wear a mask when not tasting wines.            

Thank you for this accommodation for our mutual health and well-being.

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

Willie Alexander at Music Meetinghouse Green

August 20, 2021

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation presents Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra in a free Friday evening concert on Meetinghouse Green at the corner of Middle and Church Street, August 27 at 6:00 p.m.

Gloucester native Willie ‘Loco’ Alexander continues to astound with his legendary talents as a singer, songwriter and keyboardist. Willie’s artistic and emotional integrity resonates with young and old, with rhythms and vocals reflecting his storied musicianship. Starting with The Lost, a 60’s garage rock ‘n roll band, to the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, and the 70’s punk Boom Boom Band, Willie’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra, born in the 90’s, is still rocking with energy today.

Free-will donations go to the evening’s featured local non-profit partner, the Gloucester Education Foundation, a local organization that expands student opportunities and empowers educators to strengthen teaching and learning in the Gloucester Public School District.

Fresh pizza will be available from Sebastian’s Pizza. The 2021 summer music series is dedicated in memory of Harry Hintlian for his encouragement, generosity, and for making the Meetinghouse a net zero building. For more information, a full schedule of upcoming concerts, and to sign up for the GMF newsletter, visit


Willie’s musicianship crosses many genres, including Art Rock, Proto-Punk, Experimental Rock, Power Pop, and New Wave. In the very beginning he would sneak into church, where his father was Baptist Minister, to pound the piano. This led him to playing keyboard, with early influences including Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis. Afro-Cuban music and Jazz were also big influences. Winner of many musical accolades and an accomplished visual artist, Willie is famously humble. When inducted into the Musical Hall of Fame in 1987, Willie said, “I’m not used to getting awards. I’m used to playing the piano and singing.”

Music on Meetinghouse Green, now in its sixth season, features nine free Friday evening concerts with great music, favorite foods from local vendors, and benefits a different North Shore non-profit organization each week through free-will donations from the audience. Concert goers bring lawn chairs and blankets to spread out across the spacious green. Performances are handicap accessible, parking on the Green is limited to persons with disabilities only.

Founded in 2015, the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is dedicated to preserving the landmark building as a civic hub, entertainment venue, and community center. In addition to its work to preserve the historic 1806 Meetinghouse, GMF is currently raising funds to restore Meetinghouse Green to provide a safe and more flexible outdoor concert and event venue.

Thanks to our Sponsors all the series’ expenses, such as for the musicians, are pre-paid. 100% of the free-will donations go to our non-profit community partners.

Platinum          John & Janis Bell, J.J. & Jackie Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, J. Linzee Coolidge, Scobie Ward

Gold                 BOMCO, Michael & Mary Ann Bresnan, Landesign, Inc.

Silver               Anonymous, Tom Burger & Andrée Robert, JoeAnn Hart & Gordon Baird, Pat Johnson & Jeff Henderson, Susan McKain & Ken Steiner, Charles Nazarian, John & Sandra Ronan

Bronze             Jerry Ackerman, Karen Bell, Pamela Bynum & Henry Ferrara, Peter Calkins & Susan Casey, Frederick Cowan, Richard Gardner, Rev. Janet Parsons, Dick Prouty, Joe & Maggie Rosa, Peter & Kathleen Van Demark, Kathleen Williams, Sarah Willwerth-Dyer & Michael Dyer



Stacy Boulevard History Lives On

A few days ago, I posted the photo seen here and many of you correctly guessed its location at the top of the boulevard near the Tavern sign. But I did not see many thoughts on its significance. The date 1924 likely marks the first sidewalk installation, nearly 100 years ago. As you see from this excerpt, our own Stacy Boulevard was conceived to honor the 300th anniversary of the City. As we approach the 400th anniversary celebration, I find it significant that the medallion is still there after nearly a century.

From The Gloucester Guide by Joe Garland and excerpts available online:

The esplanade was conceived by George Stacy when that flamboyant hotel man became park commissioner in 1908, brought to reality on the inspiration of the three hundredth anniversary celebration in 1923, and restored in 1988. To make way for it, Gloucester (which has always had a partiality for moving heavy things around) relocated up in the back streets the houses that crowded the harbor side of Western Avenue. Fill was dumped; a new seawall was made; trees were planted; the esplanade was laid out; the benches were bolted down; and three years before his death in 1928, Mr. Stacy saw his boulevard done, his promise kept.

Dollar Oysters! We’ve got $1 oysters for you every day we’re open at Tonno Gloucester!


Dollar Oysters! We’ve got $1 oysters for you every day we’re open! Enjoy shucks for a buck during the first hour of service, 4pm – 5pm. Rotating oysters from New England and beyond; we’re keeping the selection as fresh as can be!

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