UNEXPECTED HOLIDAY WINES DEFINE THIS NOVEMBER 2Oth’s, SATURDAY, COMPLIMENTARY FINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH MASCIARELLI WINE COMPANY. COME PREPARED TO LEARN  

UNEXPECTED HOLIDAY WINES DEFINE THIS NOVEMBER 2Oth’s, SATURDAY, COMPLIMENTARY FINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH MASCIARELLI WINE COMPANY. COME PREPARED TO LEARN  

WHAT: Join us this Saturday, November 20th for a complimentary, timely, holiday focused tasting, featuring unexpected selections with wine sage Bob McVicker .  Bob is pouring wines from Masciarelli Wine Co. International Portfolio representing: Alsace, Lombardia, Luxembourg, Italy north & south, and classic Saint-Emilion…tasters will experience 6 wines, 3 reds / 3 whites, bottles that may be new to your palette.  As always, the tasting is elevated using our imported Riedel stemware. 

WHY:  The occasion to experience wines with wide-ranging qualities…distinctive varietals, some rare blends that define these storied wine regions.  For this tasting it’s wine that aptly complements Thanksgiving dining including appetizers to small plates, with rich sauces and fowl (duck to pheasant to turkey) in mind.  Kathleen welcomes food pairing requests!

WHO: Guest host Bob McVicker, Masciarelli wine specialist and Savour’s Kathleen Morgan have again selected wines especially for the pairing to holiday fare

WHEN: This Saturday, November 20, from 2p to 4p+ at Savour

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

For this Tasting: Pouring 6 Wines For Holiday Fare
Cave de Turckheim Pinot Blanc, Alsace, France, 2018, Alc. 13%, Varietal: Pinot Blanc
Tasting: Bright and subtle notes of green pear on the nose of this wine promise freshness. The palate presents citrus fruits in a harmonious, bright and juicy flavor experience with a fresh, dry finish. Pairs well: rich fish(salmon, tuna), shellfish, mild &sof cheeses and charcuterie.Rating: 89 Wine Enthusiast / winemag.com

La Novella Bianco, Alpi Retiche, Pietro Nera, Lombardia, It
., Alc., 12.5%, Varietal:
Rossola Nera, Manzoni Bianco, Chardonnay, Nebbiolo Tasting:  Crisp, fresh fruit. Pours straw with green highlights, and an intense aroma profile featuring lemon, green apple, floral, and wet stone characters, showing firm acidity. A rare white blend. Pairs well: pasta, shellfish, soft cheese, white lean fish, cured meats, roasted veggies  

Domaine Clos Des Rochers, Grevenmacher, Luxembourg Moselle, Riesling, 2018,
 Varietal: Riesling, Alc. 12.5, Tasting: This is a perfectly faultless crisp, hand-harvested, premier Luxembourg Riesling. Beautiful acidity, chunkier candied aromas, nectarine, good minerality, clean, full body and a palate-long finish. An experience! Pairs well: smoked salmon and seafood, white meat, or a hearty “pot-au-feu”    

Ana Maria Abbona, Sori Dij But, Piedmont, Dogliani, It., DOCG, 2018,
 Alc. 12.5%, Varietal: Dolcetto Tasting: Bold, structured, on the nose minerality, blackberry, violet, strawberry , ripening raspberry; on the palate this dry, earthy wine with some acidity offers strawberry, sage, black plum, cocoa, and chewy tannins. Pairs well: pizza, pasta, roast lamb, grilled meat 

Belpoggio Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany, It., 2018
, Varietal: Sangiovese, Alc. 14% Tasting: Overall superb structure, lively acidity and so fresh. Dominating scents of red currants, hints of cherry, notes of chocolate, plum and cherry. Superb vintage. Pairs well: cured and grilled meats, veal, roast lamb, grilled poultry, medium seasoned cheese.    

Chateau Pipeau, Grand Cru, Liournais, Saint-Emilion, 2018, Varietal: 90% Merlot, Cab. Franc, Cab Sauvignon Alc. 14%, Tasting: dry, medium to full body, complex, well-balanced. In the glass red and dark fruit, hints of mushroom, anise, mocha, ample oak and vanilla, smooth finish with baking spice… Pairs well: lamb, pork, roast chicken, Asian dishes, rich fish, mushrooms and pasta.

Adding to the Masciarelli Tasting is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only – Digital Wine Machine.Taste 20 new wines seasonally selected and yes, complimentary. Ask Kathleen for food pairing recommendations ….The wine machine is a breeze to use…and fun!
                                                   
Welcome Your Donation of Any Amount (suggest $5) for Pathways for Children. Thank You! …

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

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

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Savour Thanksgiving Week Hours:

Monday 11/22 – 11am – 4pm

Tues. / 23 –Weds. / 24 – 11am -6pm 
Thursday, Happy Thanksgiving!

Fri. / 26 –  Sat. /27 – 11am -6pm

 

It’s a Jungle Out There

It’s Bananas! I love that place and the latest window dressing includes the coolest zebra on Main Street. Not for sale, this zebra came to Gloucester from Florida with the store owner. As cool as this window is (and they always are a treat), the owner tells me he has big plans for the best Christmas window yet this year. In the meantime, we have this…… There’s quite a bit of reflection going on here, but I think it adds to the cool factor.

REFUGEES AND IMMIGRATION: A NEW ERA

Cape Ann Community

A SYMPOSIUM IN THE GLOUCESTER MEETINGHOUSE, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2-5:00 PM, WITH VIDEO SIMULCAST ON YOUTUBE

This event, part of an annual series hosted by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation on topics of civic concern, will concentrate on what is happening in our communities and around the country now. More information and video link at: http://www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org

Before our last Summer Series concert we heard an impassioned talk by Congressman Seth Moulton about our responsibility for the safety and resettlement of people from Afghanistan in New England. The Symposium will take a broader view, hearing from members of several organizations who have assisted new arrivals from many countries for a long time. Of equal importance, some presenters are individuals who have been through the immigration or refugee experience themselves. They will gather for a round table discussion in the last segment, addressing questions submitted from the audience, helping us to understand how…

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