DECEMBER SAVOUR HOLIDAY WINE TASTINGS BEGIN THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4TH WITH WINE AND FOOD SPECIALIST ANTHONY SCIARAPPA AND SELECTIONS FROM HIS ACCLAIMED CAROLINA CONNOISSEUR PORTFOLIO, WINES MATCHED TO EVERY HOLIDAY OCCASION: ENTERTAINING TO DINNER PARTIES …TO A GLASS OF WINE.
WHAT & WHY: With everything Holidays in mind, with a spotlight on the moments where special family recipes and entertaining are front and center, the timely occasion to welcome back, wine, food specialist and chef Anthony Sciarappa who oversee the Connoisseur Portfolio of select, fine wines, and the opportunity to sip, experience and learn about wines expressly selected for holiday fare …aperitifs to snacks (Champagne & popcorn), hors ‘d to small plates to dinner parties. The chance to equip your holiday events with added enjoyment.
WHO: For this tasting guest host, wine and food specialist and chef Anthony Sciarappa together with Savour’s Kathleen Morgan, have selected wines of South Africa, Champagne, the Piedmont and San Luis Obispo, USA that pair well to holiday culinary season…
WHEN: This Saturday, December 4th, from 2p to 4pm at Savour
HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.
Saturday’s December Holiday Pourings include:
Drappier Cote d’Or, Brut, Champagne, Alc. 12%, Varietal: Pinot Noir / Pinot Nero, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Tasting: full-bodied and long, with a lovely texture from red wine tannins and oak-matured portion. An enticing blend of red cherry, nectarine and Asian pear fruit, round in body, pleasantly focused by its acidity and small bubbles. Pairs Well: shellfish, caviar, rich fish (salmon, tuna), and yes…popcorn. Savour cheese: Delice-de-Bourgogne, Fr. – full btl. $52.99, half btl., – $29.99,
Hamilton-Russell, Estate Hemel-En-A-Aarde Valley, So.Africa, 2020, Alc. 13%, Varietal: Chardonnay, Tasting: Classical full-bodied, nose is delicate yellow fruit, pear, white stone fruit.
layers of brioche, yogurt, butter and vanilla. Palette is weighty with medium acidity & alcohol, a long and fresh finish. Pairs well: salmon / tuna, vegetarian, pork, game birds Savour cheese: Taleggio, It., – $39.99
Hamilton-Russell “Ashbourne”, Swartland, So. Africa, 2019, Varietal: Pinotage / Cinsault, Alc. 14%, Tasting: surprisingly delicate, very pinot noir like; on the palette earthy, medium bodied, with berries, spices, minerals and smoke, bright acidity to a dry finish.
Pairs well: lamb chops & creamy spinach , game (elk, venison), grilled Cornish game hens, Savour cheese: Mousse Truffee, US, – $17.99
Tintero Rosso, Azienda Agricola Tintero Elvio, Mango, Piedmonte, It, Kermit Lynch, 2019 Alc. 12.5%, Varietal: Nebbiolo, Cabernet Franc, Barbera, Dolcetto, Tasting: Well-balanced medium body, slightly jammy with cassis, black cheery, a touch of black plum, with leather, oak and vanilla, a long finish and round tannins. Pairs well: juicy ribeye, pasta, grilled lamb chops, game-venison, Savour cheese: Swiss Gruyere, – $14.99
Iron and Sand, Paso Robles, Central Coast, San Luis Obispo, CA, 2019, Alc. 14%, Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Tasting: Oak and tannins harmonious and balanced, black fruit-vanilla -clove-spices on the nose, full body, fruit forward, blackberry & red currant at the core, tannin spice to a vanilla finish. Pairs well: roasted leg of lamb to burgers, game / venison. Savour cheese: Pitchfork Cheddar, UK, – $25.99
Adding to the Carolina Connoisseur Portfolio Tasting is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only – Digital Wine Machine.Taste 20 wines, just added 13 new selections, and yes, complimentary.
>Ask Kathleen for food pairing recommendations ….The wine machine is a breeze to use…and fun!
Welcome Your Holiday Donation of any amount (suggest $5) for Pathways for Children. Thank You! …
Please Note: If you are not fully vaccinated FOR COVID19/Variants, request wearing a mask upon entering Savour, and when not tasting wines….All wearing masks are welcome for our mutual health and well-being…Thank you, Kathleen
Savour Wine & Cheese l 76 Prospect St. l Gloucester l 978. 282 .1455
December Saturdays’ Holiday Wine Tastings’ Guest Hosts: Celebrating The Season In Style.
Dec. 4 – Anthony Sciarappa, Carolina Connoisseur Porfolio, 2p to 4p
Dec. 11- Dave Bender, Vineyard Road Wines, 2p to 4p
Dec. 18 – Harry “Z” Zarkades, owner / wine merchant, Main Street Wine Imports, 1p to 3p