INVITING YOU TO OUR FINAL, SPECIAL, HOLIDAY WINE TASTING OF THE YEAR, SIX
SELECT BOTTLES, THE BEST ACCOMPANIMENTS ESPECIALLY FOR YOUR DINING AND ENTERTAINING OCCASIONS OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS TO CELEBRATE THE SEASON IN STYLE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS…WELCOMING BACK HARRY “Z”, IMPORTER AND WINE MERCHANT TO EXPERIENCE THE BEST FROM HIS INTERNATIONAL PORTFOLIO.
WHAT & WHY: This tasting is the second of a two part (Dec.11 & Dec.18, this Saturday) holiday wine tasting dedicated to presenting wines that can complement your dining and entertaining plans for Christmas and New Year’s weeks, special and impromptu occasions that call for interesting, memorable and unexpected wine pairings, also for taking time-out, relaxing with a glass of wine between holiday events.
–The tasting brings notable selections, once again wines that are probably new to your palette, from Champagne, Fr., the Loire, Bordeaux, Sicily, Washington State, and Italy’s Veneto ( Amarone) and Terre Siciliane regions, and the opportunity to experience, learn and taste exceptional bottles with noteworthy complexity. As always, the tasting is elevated using our imported Riedel stemware.
>Through our updated policy and procedures, we are committed to provide the safest
possible shopping experience to maintain the health and well-being of our customers and Savour team …and welcoming all who choose to wear masks!
WHO: Guest Host Harry “Z” wine merchant / importer / owner Main Street Wine Imports and Savour’s Kathleen Morgan have chosen wines primarily from small, independent, innovative vintners for the special holiday occasions in the weeks ahead.
WHEN: PLEASE NOTE EARLIER HOURS – 1pm to 3pm for this Saturday, December 18th’s, special tasting at Savour.
HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking in our private lot directly behind the store with rear entrance.
Saturday Dec. 18 Tasting Wines ….Enjoy!
Jean-Noel Haton Blanc de Blancs Champagne, NV, Alc. 12.5%, Varietal: Chardonnay,
Tasting: Jean-Noel Hatton is based in Damery, Marne Valley, Champagne, Fr. making well-balanced wine, poised between minerality, acidity and white fruits. Nose of apples, Camembert cheese, roasted nuts. On the palette it’s green apple, cream, honey, quince, butter and apricot. Tangy and zesty, and drinking beautifully now timed for New Year’s ’22. Pairs well: Rich fish( salmon, tuna, etc.) shellfish of course, both mild and soft cheese. Savour cheese: La Tur (goat, cow, sheep, cheese – brie like), Rating: Wine Enthusiast 91… $44.99
Chateau Briot, Bordeaux Sec, White, 2020, Varietals: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Alc. 12.5% Tasting: Excellent minerality, pale gold, tropical aromas of pineapples, hinting citrus; dry & refreshing; flavors of dried grapefruit wheels, yogurt with honey-roasted nuts, and pressed flowers with a supple, lively, dry, light body and a sleek, medium-length finish. Pairs well: roasted pork loin, vegetarian, Cornish game hen, appetizers and snacks, lean fish (cod, haddock, halibut), apps and snacks. Savour cheese: Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese…$14.99
Firriato-Jasmin Zibibbo, Terre Siciliane, Secco, Sicily, It., White, 2018, Alc. 12%
Varietal: 100% Zibibbo, Tasting: bright straw yellow, green reflections. On the nose aromatic florals, white flowers, herbs, sweet and ripe citrus. For the palette a fresh honeydew melon, stone fruit, rich, vibrant acidity and a medium long finish!. Pairs well: Appetizers and snack, vegetarian, shellfish, soft cheeses. Savour cheese: Lamb Chopper sheep milk, CA… $25.99
Harmomium Firriato Nero d’ Avola, Terre Siciliane, IGT 2017, Alc. 14.5%, Varietal: Nero d’ Avila, Tasting: This Nero d’ Avola opens with ripe black-skinned berry, carob and cedar aromas. The rich and intense chewy savory palate offers dried black cherry, raspberry jam and cocoa alongside fine-grained tannins. Pairs well: Pasta Bolognese, lamb chops, ribeye steak. Savour cheese: Parmigiano Reggiano, Rating: Wine Enthusiast 90 ….$ 44.99
Dead Canyon Ranch, Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington State, 2017, Alc. 14.1, Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Tasting: The aromas offer notes of smoke, black currant, green pepper, oak ,vanilla and plum. Sweet matchstick pastries and plum flavors follow, backed by tightly coiled, slightly dry tannins. Full body, velvety tannins, a subtle fruit-jam finish. Will benefit from a short decant if drinking in the near term. Pairs well: Beef Bourguignon, lamb chops with Portabella mushrooms, juicy Buffalo burger. Savour cheese: Wookey Hole Cheddar, UK., Rating: Wine Advocate 89 …$17.99
Rengo Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Trevenezie, It., DOCG 2015, Alc. 15.5% Varietals: Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, Molinara, Tasting: Rich and intense; toffee, dried mint, singed orange peel and iron accents waft from the glass of this full-bodied version. On the palate flavors of crushed black cherry, melted licorice and espresso cream tightly knit to dense, fine-grained tannins. Let this red be fully revealed by decanting or short-term cellaring. Best from 2022 through 2032. Pairs well: beef, game (deer venison), lamb chops Savour cheese: Gorgonzola Dolce, Rating: Wine Spectator 92 …$34.99
Adding to the Harry “Z” Main Street Wine Imports Tasting on Saturday is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only – Digital Wine Machine.Taste 20 wines, it’s your personal wine tasting, and yes, complimentary.
>Ask Kathleen for food pairing recommendations ….The Machine is a breeze to use…and fun!
Welcome Your Holiday Donation: any amount (suggest $5) for Pathways for Children. Thanks!
Please Note: If you are not fully vaccinated FOR COVID19/Variants, request wearing a mask upon entering Savour, and when not tasting wines….Welcoming all wearing masks for our mutual health and well-being…Thank you, Kathleen
December Saturday Wine Tastings’ Guest Hosts: Celebrating The Season In Style!
Dec. 18 –PLEASE NOTE EARLIER HOURS – 1PM TO 3PM for Harry “Z” Zarkades, owner / wine merchant, Main Street Wine Imports.
Special Holiday Hours:
>Monday December 20th, 11am to 4pm
>Merry Christmas and Happy New Years’ days, joyfully closed.
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