Savour Wine & Cheese for Labor Day Weekend


WHAT:  If you miss a Saturday Wine Tasting** or none is scheduled…Join us to
experience  a “tech” tasting unique on the North Shore.  Sample our Digital Wine Machine for your personal tastings during each visit.  The wine machine offers 20 wines for tastings,
Tuesday thru Saturday. Using this “digital wiz” couldn’t be easier …and it’s complimentary.  

WHY: For your convenience and enjoyment.              
>new wine selections are regularly rotated-in ensuring the tasting experience remains at peak enjoyment, and sample wines new to you.
>sip with imported Riedel glassware
>Ask Kathleen for food pairing recommendations  
>each wine is stocked below the wine machine

WHO: You & the digital wine machine  

 Whenever you visit – Tuesday to Saturday – during business hours, 11am to 6pm

HOW: Insert a plastic card into the slot – upper left side of each of the 4 units. Place glass
below a spout, and press the tab above the selected 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.L’avenir, Stellenbosch, SA, single vineyard estate. 100% Chenin Blanc, 13.5 alc. Pairs well everything seafood.  
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 aging in America oak barrels, making for a luscious, powerful, 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.  Welcome mask wearing for our mutual health and well-being

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

Upcoming SAVOUR** Saturday Wine Tastings

Saturday, September 11, 2 – 4 pm
Kurt Gunkel
from Masciarelli Wines

Saturday, September 18, 2 – 4 pm
Casey Gruttadauria
from Ideal Wines

Saturday, September 25, 2 – 4 pm
Michael Bonilla
from Horizon Beverage Company

Castaways Vintage Cafe Is The Oasis You Deserve From A Cruel Cruel World (Bonus Castaways Song)

My daughters love Castaways Vintage Cafe.

They were singing this song on the way last Saturday morning. I didn’t remember the song until they reminded me it was from one of our favorite children’s programs that we’d watch together when they were little. Now I can’t get it out of my head.

Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Welcome Reception Thursday, September 2 | 5 – 7 PM

We cordially invite our current and prospective members to attend a welcome reception, announcing the official merger of the Cape Ann and Ipswich Chambers of Commerce. This is an exciting and important step forward for the four communities of Cape Ann and Ipswich. We look forward to meeting our new Ipswich members and introducing them to our Cape Ann members, as we formally introduce ourselves as the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.

Magnolia Community Farmers Market will be closed on Sunday, September 5, 2021

Happy Labor Day all, Due to Labor Day weekend the Magnolia Community Farmers Market will not be going on. We will continue on September 12, 2021. Stay tuned of some news for the September 12th Farmers Market. Thank you all for your support.

The Vietnam Moving Wall Arriving Today in Newbury

From our friends at Cape Ann Veterans Services comes the news that the Vietnam Moving Wall is coming to Newbury today Sept 2 and will be available for viewing throughout the weekend.

From Vee Chipperini’s Facebook page:

The Vietnam Moving Wall is in Newbury, MA for the long weekend if anyone is interested in visiting. Opening ceremonies begin this evening as follows:

5pm- Ceremonial Escort from Amesbury to the Plum Island Airport

6pm- Opening ceremony, Speakers, and wreath laying

7pm FlyoverThe wall will be open to the public around the clock beginning today thru Monday.

Additional information available here.

Open House Saturday 1-5: The Cyanotype…and the end of summer blues | Elizabeth Awalt and Tom Fels art exhibition Jane Deering Gallery #GloucesterMA

This week from Jane Deering news of the final summer show of 2021:

Capping the summer season of exhibitions @ Jane Deering Gallery is The Cyanotype …. and the end-of-summer blues. The gallery will host an Open House Saturday September 4th from 1:00-5:00pm at 19 Pleasant Street in Gloucester.

Artists Elizabeth Awalt and Tom Fels celebrate the luscious range of blue produced by unique cyanotypes and pay tribute to both Anna Atkins (long associated with the medium) and French photographer Charles Aubry. Fels’s work will also include several images related to Cape Ann.


How often we think of Anna Atkins, the 19th-C botanist and photographer, when talking of cyanotypes. Atkins is strongly associated with the medium. Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, which Atkins privately published in 1843, has long been considered the first book illustrated with photographic images, cyanotype photograms of seaweed. I am delighted to bring to light a different algae, Elizabeth Awalt’s cyanotypes of dried kelp which the artist found in the cold, nutrient-rich waters near her summer studio in Maine. Akin to her paintings, Awalt’s cyanotypes ‘express her connection, curiosity, and concern for the natural world.

Tom Fels, of Vermont, first learned about cyanotypes through his work as a curator and writer with 19th century photographs. Fels writes ‘In my attempt to capture some shadows on my home, I realized that cyanotypes were the right medium to employ…The appeal of the cyanotype comes in part from its color, which viewers often find spiritual and relaxing, as well as its ability to capture the nuances of movement inherent in working with living plants. Its interest to me was also in the process, which is fairly simple and can be done mostly outdoors.” His series Homage to Aubry is inspired by the still lifes of the French photographer Charles Aubry.

Gallery hours: Friday & Saturday 1-5pm; Sunday 1-4pm and by appointment at 917-902-4359 and


Elizabeth Awalt grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Boston to attend Boston College. As an undergraduate, she studied Fine Arts at Boston College where she returned to teach and became a tenured professor. She received her MFA degree at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by several fellowships including the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Yaddo, and MacDowell and the Millay Colony. She has been the recipient of both a Massachusetts Artists Fellowship in Painting and an Individual Artist Grant in Painting from the National Endowment of the Arts. Awalt’s work is in numerous public and private collections in the US and abroad. The artist maintains a studio in Concord Massachusetts and northern Maine.


Tom Fels, independent curator and writer specializing in American culture, photography, and art, has worked as consultant and guest curator to a number of museums, including the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the J. Paul Getty Museum. In 1986 he was named a Chester Dale Fellow of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in 1998-9 a Fletcher Jones Foundation Fellow of the Huntington Library. He has organized more than fifty exhibitions, and is the author of numerous catalogs, articles, and books including Sotheby’s Guide to Photographs (1998), and more recently works on contemporary American history. His large cyanotypes are represented in several museum and private collections, including the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Fels lives and works in southern Vermont. In 2013 he was writer-in-residence at the Gloucester Writers Center. Since 2014 he has shown with the Jane Deering Gallery.

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Sushi Sang Lee Labor Day weekend online order is ready. It will be the last week for Wicked Poké & Lunch service

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Labor Day weekend online order is ready. It will be the last week for Wicked Poké & Lunch service as well. Reserve your Omakase/sushi before it sells out. Look forward to serving you this weekend. Thank you
(978) 381-3818

Tickets Available for Boat light Parade & Fireworks Cruise

September 4th @ 7pm, boarding at 6:30 (415 Main Street, Cape Ann Whale Watch)

$20 tickets – cash only

Full bar

DJ Tracey Sousa

Fun for all ages!


Cape Ann Whale Watch


Instagram: @capeannwhalewatch

Elegant Egrets

We finally got ourselves to Parker River National Wildlife Refuge after a long hiatus and were treated to the antics of a couple of egrets hunting at high tide. I find it difficult to get decent shots of these pretty white birds especially in bright sunlight (so kudos to all of you that do this so very well!) but I am not too displeased with these and thought you might enjoy them too. More photos and details available at Pat D’s Photos and Adventures Facebook page if you are interested. Please feel free to give it a follow.