Savour-Saturday Feb. 12 Wine Tasting Advisory

IT’S SIX ON SIX, AS SIX COUNTRIES’ ACCLAIMED WINE REGIONS HEADLINE OUR 2ND
FEBRUARY, SATURDAY TASTING DRAWN FROM THE INTERNATIONAL PORTFOLIO  OF MASCIARELLI WINE COMPANY.  JOIN US FOR SPECIAL TASTE-LEARN EXPERIENCE TAKING YOU TO PATAGONIA, TO LUXEMBOURG TO “DARLING HILLS”, SO. AFRICA…& MORE  

What & Why:  Our “Six on Six” Saturday, February Fine Wine Tasting offers six distinctive tasting and learning experiences. Guest host & wine educator Bob McVicker has targeted both classic & trending wine regions featuring celebrated vintners and emerging innovators in pouring their wines from the Masciarelli Wine Company’s International Portfolio …tasters will experience 3 reds and  3 whites, bottles & styles that may be new to your palette…the opportunity to add new to your wine choices.  Always complimentary tastings, & as always, the tasting is elevated using our imported Riedel stemware.  

WHO: Guest host Bob McVicker, Masciarelli and Savour’s Kathleen Morgan have selected fine wines from classic & emerging regions in Europe, the Continent & the Americas

WHEN: This Saturday, February 12th , from 2pm to 4pm + … @ Savour

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

Saturday’s Pourings include: Wines of So. Africa – Luxembourg – Spain Bordeaux’s Right Bank – Italy Piedmont & Tuscany  – Argentina…

Sea Salter Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc. Groote Post, Darling Hills, So. Africa, 2021, Alc 13.5%,  Varietal: So. African Sauvignon Blanc, Tasting: Very enjoyable Sauvignon Blanc from Groote Post Vineyards in Darling. Very light in color with light hues of green, lovely nose filled tropical fruit. The palette is fresh, flowery, zesty & refreshing, grapefruit, gooseberries & passion fruit, crisp acidity, good lingering finish. Pairs Well: shellfish, vegetarian, goat cheese….$17.99

Clos de Rochers, Grand Premier Cru,  Pinot Blanc, Luxembourg, Moselle, 2018,
 Alc. 13%
Varietal: Pinot Blanc, Tasting: In the glass a light citrus golden color. On the nose delicate aromas of peach, melon, citrus and some pear. On the palate dry,  good mouthfeel with nice acidity showing peach, melon, light grapefruit and a nice finish showing great minerality.
Pairs Well: Try a special treat-pairing with authentic Asian cuisine…$17.99

La Novella White, Nebbiolo blend, Nera, Piedmont, Italy,
 Alc. 12.5%
Varietal: Nebbiolo, Tasting: A fresh white wine, with crisp fruit tones is a reminder of the
region’s valley breezes. Pours straw with green highlights, and an intense aroma profile featuring lemon, green apple, floral, and wet stone characters. Firm acidity that is a signature of Nebbiolo (whether made into a white or red wine). A great year round choice.d
Pairs Well: serve with soft cheeses, poultry, seafood, or roasted vegetables….$19.99

Bodegas Ondarre Reserva, Rioja 2015
, Alc. 14%,
Varietals: Tempranillo, Mazurlo, Tasting: Aromas of cherry, berry, tomato sauce and vanilla are smoky and slightly tarry. A flush, full mouthfeel is lifted by core acidity, while flavors of blackened spice, tobacco, toast and cassis finish with classic Rioja notes of vanilla, mocha, toast and warmth. Pairs Well: beef, lamb, veal , poultry, Rating: James Suckling 92, Wine Enthusiastic 92….$19.99

Chateau Pipeau St. Emilion, Grand Cru, 2018
, Alc. 14%
Varietals: predominantly Merlot Tasting: Dry, medium to full, complex wine. Blueberry, blackberry, black currant, plum and dark cherry. Hint of mushrooms, anise, leather, & mocha. Very solid with high tannins and acidity, a well balanced wine, Pairs Well: Ribeye roast, grilled lamb chops, venison, pheasant. Rating: Wine Enthusiast 90….  $42.99

Bodega Del Fin del Mundo, Patagonia, Argentina, 2019, Alc. 14.4%
Varietals: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tasting: deep violet hue, on the nose intense dark fruit, tomato leaf, violet, heat. For the palette a balanced, complex, structured tannins, black current, black pepper, plum Pairs Well: pasta, lamb roast, Cornish game hens…$49.99                           
Our Expanding Collection of Fine Wines In Half-Bottles …pleased to offer a wide selection of fine wine in half-bottles representing most every category…bubbly to dessert to fortified Marsalas!…Perfect for two when one glass each will do!  

Adding to the Masciarelli Fine Wines Tasting This Saturday is Savor’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine. Fun to use!
>Taste up to 20 wines with new selections regularly added…& yes, complimentary. Kathleen welcomes your questions for food pairings.

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

For Your Mobile Calendar l Feb.-Mar., Savour Wine Tastings!
Feb. 12 – Bob McVicker of Masciarelli Wines
Feb. 19 – Harry Zarkades – wine merchant & owner, Maine Street Wines
Feb. 26 – Laura Rotondi of Baystate Wines
> Featuring Scott Family Sauvignon Blanc, $14.99, Wine Spectator Bargain Wine of the Year!
March 5 –  Kelly Ruby (Portuguese Wine Specialist)
March 12 – Dave Bender of Vineyard Road Wines
March 19 – Brooke Overheiser of Connoisseur Wines (Martignetti)

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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Schooner Thomas E Lannon in Gloucester, Massachusetts Is Up For A BONS AWARD

They’re our pick, here’s the info from their post:

Voting starts today for the Northshore Magazine‘s Best of North Shore Readers’ Choice Awards. We’ve been nominated under the PLAY category! Vote for us here: https://www.nshoremag.com/bons-2022/#/gallery?group=408342

Hammond Castle Grounds on a Winter Day

I took a little walk on the Hammond Castle grounds (Hesperus Ave) on a recent grey morning and found peace and beauty. Although the museum is closed for the winter, the grounds can be viewed during regular business hours and it’s worth a stop-by. I look forward to the spring re-opening for their 47th consecutive season! In the meantime…….

Our Clicquot In The Snow Event Returns To Beauport! Friday 2/25

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#ClicquotInTheSnow Returns

Join us Friday night, February 25th for the return of “Clicquot in the Snow” – our Veuve Clicquot Pop-Up Champagne Lounge!

No need for mountain travel, or skis! Dress in your winter best and gather friends for another fun evening in the Beauport Lobby, this time transformed into a stylish “apres-ski” chalet-like Champagne Lounge – for one night only! Sip on Veuve Clicquot Brut or Rosé, available by the bottle and glass, and groove to upbeat sounds by the award-winning Jimmie Espo of 617 Weddings & Events! Enjoy a gourmet light menu featuring shellfish towers, caviar, savory bites, sweets and more. IG your photos with #ClicquotInTheSnow@Beauport_Hotel!

Check out scenes from Beauport #ClicquotInTheSnow 2019!

Event is free for admission, all food and drink is for purchase. Make a night of it with an overnight stay, or reserve for dinner at 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar.


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