RE-OPENING THIS FRIDAY!…PLUS THE NEW YEAR’S FIRST SAVOUR-SATURDAY COMPLIMENTARY FINE WINE TASTING, SPANNING EUROPE & THE AMERICAS BRINGING THE COLORS, AROMAS & TASTES OF VENETO & TUSCANY…BORDEAUX’S RIGHT BANK, WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OR. & SO. RHONE VALLEY OFFERING A TASTE-LEARN EXPERIENCE  

RE-OPENING THIS FRIDAY!…PLUS THE NEW YEAR’S FIRST SAVOUR-SATURDAY COMPLIMENTARY FINE WINE TASTING, SPANNING EUROPE & THE AMERICAS BRINGING THE COLORS, AROMAS & TASTES OF VENETO & TUSCANY…BORDEAUX’S RIGHT BANK, WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OR. & SO. RHONE VALLEY OFFERING A TASTE-LEARN EXPERIENCE  

WHAT & WHY
For this Saturday’s Complimentary Wine Tasting we enter the New Year sampling an array of wine flavors represented by classic and emerging varietals, unexpected blends and the occasion to learn of both traditional and unique food pairings to elevate this collection of wines that may be new to your palette. Our guest host is Casey Gruttadauria, wine specialist with Ideal Wine & Spirits, whose portfolio features small, innovative wineries in Europe, the Continent and the Americas. As always, the tasting is elevated using our imported Riedel glassware  

WHO: Joining Savour owner & wine merchant Kathleen Morgan is guest host, Ideal’s wine-educator Casey Gruttadauria

WHEN: 
This Saturday, January 15th, from 2p to 4p+ at Savour

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

Saturday’s Featured Pourings:
Otella le Creete Lugana, Veneto, It., White, 2020, Alc. 12.5%, Varietal: Turbiana, Tasting: Aromas of elderflower, citrus and tropical fruit lead the nose. Tangy and savory, the vibrant palate offers grapefruit, gooseberry and pineapple before a saline finish. Pairs Well: pasta, shellfish / oysters , lean fish and charcuterie.                                            Ratings: Wine Enthusiast 92 …$19.99

Clos-du-Mont-Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Blanc 2020, Alc. 13.5, Varietals: mostly Clairette 40%, Roussanne 30% + other So. Rhone varietals, Tasting: Enticing, with light brioche and macadamia nut notes leading off, while white peach, salted butter, acacia and heather hints fill in throughout….bright acidity of the vintage. The long finish is inlaid with an accent of wet stone. Drink now through 2025. Pairs Well: pork belly, rich fish( salmon, blue fish), grilled chicken breast, cured meats, Ratings: Wine Spectator 93 …$44.99

Eola Hills Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR, 2018
, Alc. 13.4% Varietals: Pinot Noir, Tasting: The color is a delight, see-thru garnet red. The nose is red berries and rich spice, French vanilla, sour cherry, and faint chocolate. This is a silky smooth, lively  Pinot Noir. A lot of flavor is packed in here— makes for a great everyday Pinot. Pairs Well: smoked salmon on a bed of rice, sprinkled with red wine vinegar, black pepper and dill….also, veal, game (deer, venison), Ratings: Wine Enthusiast 90… $21.99

Domaine des Marechaux, Famille Mingot, Bordeaux Supérieur, 2019, Alc. 13.5%, Varietals: Merlot, Tasting: Smooth, fruit-filled, all-Merlot claret from a small family estate on Bordeaux’s Right Bank. Deep ruby in the glass. Ripe red berries, cherries,
plum, with a hint of cedar, silky smooth, with pleasing weight and roundness Pairs Well: grilled ribeye, venison, veal. grilled duck breast…$14.99

Sono Montenidoli ll Garrulo, Chianti Colli Senesi, Tuscany, It., 2018,
 DOCG, Alc. 13%, Varietals: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Trebbiano, Malvasia – organic farming, women owned! Tasting: Clear medium ruby color. Clean, developing, medium intensity nose with notes of red cherry, raspberry, mushroom and new leather. Dry, full body, medium alcohol, medium tannins and balanced acidity. Medium intensity flavors of red cherry, raspberries on the palate leading to a medium+ length finish Pairs Well: artisan dinner pizza of course!, pasta, salami & Prosciutto, duck, hot spicy beef chili ….$21.99

Adding to the Tasting of Ideal Wines is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only – Digital Wine Machine. Taste up to 20 wines selected by Kathleen and yes, complimentary. Do ask Kathleen for food pairing recommendations to elevate the enjoyment….The wine machine is a breeze to use…and fun!

Welcome Your donation in any amount (suggest $5) for Pathways for Children.
                                                                  Thank You! …Kathleen

Please Note:In Compliance with the City of Gloucester’s Board of Health COVID-19 Emergency Regulation, beginning January 10, 2022, masks covering the nose and face are required in all public spaces including retail businesses with a retail food service permit and public-facing staff providing on-site food services. This regulation includes all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, age 10-years and above. Your compliance ensures the health & well-being of our customers & our Savour team are maintained, thank you!
We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

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

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@SenBruceTarr: Blood Shortage Crisis@RedCrossMA says we’re in a severe blood shortage. The low supply has caused hospitals to defer patients from needed surgeries.

Please, consider making a donation.
Thank You-
Bruce

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Some Area Upcoming Open Dates For Donations:

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American Red Cross of Massachusetts

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Great Meal at Happy Humpback Cafe

We decided to give the newly opened Happy Humpback Cafe on Lexington Ave in Magnolia a try the other day. Jim got a breakfast sandwich–the Half Moon; and I tried the Italian Grinder. Breakfast and lunch are each served all day, which solves an issue for Jim and I! Counter service is efficient, seating is comfortably arranged, and all needs seem to be anticipated with available condiments etc. Follow them on Instagram or Facebook. Online ordering available here. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Congratulations Aaron and staff!

We’re welcoming in 2022 with new and exciting things at the Y!

Cape Ann Wellness

We’re welcoming in 2022 with new and exciting things at the Y!

We are looking forward to new beginnings as we continue to offer safe, healthy spaces with more classes, programs, and fun for our members. It’s hard to believe but we are thinking about summer! Camp registration opens January 15th. Our NEW virtual Y, YMCA 360 is bringing your Y to you anywhere, anytime, on all your devices. PLUSour pools are not just for swimming anymore, introducing Liquid Gyms where you can enjoy spin class, treadmills, trampolines, Glidefit and more…all IN THE POOL for a whole new aqua fitness experience!


Introducing YMCA360!

Your membership at the YMCA just got even better with the addition of YMCA360, a 360-degree seamless Y experience, delivered anytime, anywhere. Check out the video below! The best part – it’s included in your membership. Take fitness classes, enjoy family, nutrition, youth activities and…

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Book Discussion with Aviva Chomsky author of Central America’s Forgotten History on 1/20 at 6pm

Cape Ann Community

Sawyer Free Library to present a virtual Author Talk with AVIVA CHOMSKY about her book Central America’s Forgotten History on Thursday, January 20, 6-7pm. Registration required to receive the link at sawyerfreelibrary.org.  

Expand your understanding of Central American unrest and migration with prolific American teacher, historian, activist and author Aviva Chomsky.  The author will join Zoom for this virtual discussion to discuss her recently released book, CENTRAL AMERICA’S FORGOTTEN HISTORY.

This virtual event is for anyone who wants to understand how US policies and interventions are the driving forces behind the root causes which explain mass migration from Central America since the 1980s. Centering the centuries-long intertwined histories of US expansion and Indigenous and Central American struggles against inequality and oppression, Chomsky highlights the pernicious cycle of colonial and neocolonial development policies that promote cultures of violence and forgetting without any accountability or restorative reparations. She examines…

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