Savour Saturday October 16th Guest Host Wine Tasting


WHAT: Headlining this Saturday’s complimentary Italian wine tasting are 4 Brunello di
 beauties from the celebrated 2016 vintage offering structured, ageworthy wines
of matchless depth, bright acidity & defining…drinking pleasure.  And, taste an intriguing
white crafted with the indigenous Maceratino organic grape. As always, the tasting is elevated using our imported Riedel stemware  

WHY: The opportunity to experience a horizontal tasting of four acclaimed Tuscany Brunellos with the pedigree of the singular 2016 vintage…to be a memorable tasting and a deep-dive learning event with guest host, wine merchant, Italian specialist and owner of Main Street Wine Imports, Harry Zarkades.  The white, Asola, packs an intense and spicy nose, exotic fruit, nougat, caramel, honey and a touch of oak.    

WHO: Joining owner & wine merchant Kathleen Morgan is wine import specialist Harry “Z”
for a memorable tasting of among the very finest wines of Tuscany.    

WHEN: This Saturday, October 16th, from 2p to 4p at Savour

HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store, rear entrance.

Saturday’s Pourings
Fontezoppa  Asola, Colli Maceratesi, White, Italy, 2017, Varietal: Maceratino organic grapes,
18 months in barriques + 6 months in bottle before release. Alc. 13.5, Pairs well: white fish    

Poggiotonodo Brunello di Montalcino, Agricola Centolani, Toscana, Italy, 2016, Varietal: 100% Sangiovese, Alc. 14%, Pairs well: game (venison, deer), beef, lamb, poultry  mature cheese, complex dishes, Ratings: James Suckling 95  

Pietranera  Brunello di Montalcino, Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy 2016, Alc. 14%, Varietal: 100% Sangiovese, vintner: Peluso Centolani, Pairs well: venison,  beef, Ratings: James Suckling 94, Wine Enthusiast 90

Celestino Pecci, Brunello di Montalcino, Toscana, Tuscany, Italy 2016, Varietal: Sangiovese, Alc. 15%, Pairs well: game (venison, deer) beef, lamb, poultry. Rating: James Suckling 95    

Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino, Montalcimo, Tuscany, Italy, 2016, Alc. 15, vintner Claudio Pieri, Varietal: Sangiovese, Pairs well: beef, venison, lamb, poultry, Rating: Vinous 94, Wine Enthusiast 90, James Suckling 94

Savour’s everyday day tech-tastings, North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine. Taste up to 20 fine wines and yes, complimentary.  The wine machine is a breeze to use…and fun!

Welcome Your Donation of any amount (suggest $5) Pathways for Children. Thank You!

Please Note: If you are not fully vaccinated FOR COVID19/Delta, request wearing a mask upon entering Savour, except when tasting wines…All are welcomed wearing masks for our mutual health and well-being.  Thank you, Kathleen & the Savour Team 

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

Montauk Daisies From Wendy Slater

Hi Joey, My house is just along the rocks from Rafe’s Chasm, and this year we have had the most incredible cascade of Montauk Daisies spilling down from the garden level to the ocean below. I was first alerted to it when I heard a walker on the rocks exclaim “Wow” out loud! Wow, indeed. I thought you might like a picture for your newsletter. Kindest regards, Wendy

City of Gloucester Announces End of 30-Year EPA Consent Decree for Combined Sewer Overflows

Gloucester City Seal
GLOUCESTER – Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken and the City of Gloucester are pleased to announce that the City has been released from a Consent Decree it has operated under for the last three decades, achieving an important milestone for the City, community, and local environment.
Under the leadership of Mayor Romeo Theken and Director of Public Works Michael Hale, and foundational efforts from previous administrations and leaders, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has terminated the Consent Decree initially put into place in the 1980s to improve coastal environmental quality and rehabilitate aging infrastructure.
Moving forward will require working closely with the EPA and State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to ensure that Gloucester continues to protect and preserve its beaches and ecosystems through sustained investment in the City’s public infrastructure.
“Our City has to remain focused on what makes us Gloucester; we rely on our coasts, and we can never take that for granted,” said Mayor Romeo Theken. “Ending this 30-year-long Consent Decree, and continuing to work closely with the EPA and DEP, are vital steps in ensuring our community and economy is strong and resilient. This is a major, if not, historic win for our community.”
Government officials are working to tackle key issues, and 2021 marks an important year for the City’s environmental history. As the State of Massachusetts continues to guide municipalities and implement important regulations, Gloucester is being trusted to move forward in adhering to all guidelines, regulations, and mandates set forth by the EPA and DEP.
“We can now put the Consent Decree behind us and we are excited to move to next steps with government agencies, and encouraged that we are on the right path,” said Director Hale. “We thank Mayor Romeo Theken for her leadership and support with everything we do, including our environmental initiatives, and we will remain focused on compliance and do all we can to make sure that Gloucester steers clear of anything like this in the future.”
Under its current leadership, the City will continue to focus on implementing climate-focused initiatives to protect and improve the City’s invaluable environmental resources. Supporting these efforts will require exploring available local, state, and federal funding sources to assist the City in taking on these critical infrastructure projects.

Reminder: College Admissions Workshop tonight!

Free college admissions workshop for Gloucester families is tonight!
Signet Education’s Sheila Akbar will join us to share her insight into with the always-daunting admissions process. 6pm on Zoom; all details are below.
You should know: Sheila is an absolute rock star in the college admissions world. She speaks seven languages, has two degrees from Harvard, two PhDs from Indiana University, and backgrounds in both math and literature. And she’s been helping students prepare for college entrance tests and admissions for over a decade! WOW.
You don’t want to miss this. See you tonight!
Thank you to our partners Wellspring House and the Gloucester High School Counseling Department, and to all the generous GEF donors who make opportunities like this available to the community at no cost.

Great Essex Scarecrow Festival in Full Swing for 2021

The Great Essex Scarecrow Festival has returned this year and the participation levels are wonderfully fun to see! It’s a fundraiser for the Essex Council on Aging. Creativity is is full display all over Essex, as you can clearly see here. It’s a fun little display well worth the short ride up the road on one of these beautiful fall days.

@FishermenGHS: Congratulations to Head Coach Lauren Riley-Gove on the amazing accomplishment of 100 career wins at the helm of the GHS Field Hockey Program.


Every once in a while this guy shows his face around the field hockey games and helps out

Winking face

Congrats to DR as well, being by Coach Lauren’s side to reach 100 wins!