“A vineyard’s terroir is what makes each wine unique. It is everything that contributes to the distinction of a vineyard plot. It determines which grape varieties will thrive there. The best winemakers help the grapes to express their uniqueness, without technical intervention or heavy processing.”  THIS PASSAGE DEFINES THE WINES THAT COMPRISE THE TERRoiR WINES PORTFOLIO.  WINE MERCHANT & TERRoiR WINES OWNER, GORDON ALEXANDER RETURNS FOR A SPECIAL, COMPLIMENTARY FINE WINE TASTING POURING FIVE SELECTIONS MATCHING SEASONAL FARE, WINES EXPRESSING VIRTUES OF TERRoiR TO ITS FULLEST!  

“A vineyard’s terroir is what makes each wine unique. It is everything that contributes to the distinction of a vineyard plot. It determines which grape varieties will thrive there. The best winemakers help the grapes to express their uniqueness, without technical intervention or heavy processing.” 

THIS PASSAGE DEFINES THE WINES THAT COMPRISE THE TERROIR WINES PORTFOLIO.  WINE MERCHANT & TERROIR WINES OWNER, GORDON ALEXANDER RETURNS FOR A SPECIAL, COMPLIMENTARY FINE WINE TASTING POURING FIVE SELECTIONS MATCHING SEASONAL FARE, WINES EXPRESSING VIRTUES OF TERROIR TO ITS FULLEST!  

WHAT & WHY:  Inviting you not to miss this special occasion to lengthen your understanding of the influence of terroir in winemaking, tasting and learning how the qualities of a vineyard’s terroir shapes the “grape” to a memorable experience.  Gordon will be pouring 5 distinctive wines , each with a story of their singular terroir representing: stateside bottles from Virginia, Russian River and Sonoma Coast, CA; a Cru Beaujolais, Fr., and a $9 Vino Verde Rose, PT …5 wines new to your palette.  As always, the tasting is elevated using our imported Riedel stemware.  

WHO: Join guest host wine merchant, Gordon Alexander together with Savor’s Kathleen Morgan have selected wines dedicated to the principle that care of place matters.

WHEN: This Saturday, May14th, from 2pm to 4pm + … @ Savour

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

Saturday’s Pourings include: Exceptional Vintages from East and West Coast  USA, Portugal and from eastern France …Beaujolais  

Michael Shaps Chardonnay, Wild Meadow Vineyard, Virginia, US, 2017
, Alc. 13.5% Varietals: Virginia Chardonnay Tasting: Using the same techniques and approach to this chardonnay as Shaps does at his winery in Meursault, Fr., this chardonnay expresses the elegance and complexity that is often associated with his Burgundian wines. The 2017 Chardonnay is a combination of distinctive fruit quality from this special site, and prolonged malolactic fermentation with heavy lees contact. The result has yielded a complete wine that will age well for 5-7 years. Pairs Well: Halibut en Route, well-timed for pan fried soft shell crab, shellfish, Atlantic salmon roe….$27.99

Adega Ponte de Lima Vinho Verde Rose, DOC, Protugal 2021, Alc. 11%
Varietals: Vinhao, Espadeiro, Padeiro, Tasting: The wine is pale pink, salmon color. The aroma of wine is woven from halftones of cherry jam and bright touches of ripe raspberries and strawberries, as well as notes of red fruits. The wine has an elegant, balanced taste. It has a pleasant fruity sourness and notes of ripe berries for a persistent aftertaste. Pairs Well: Enjoy with seafood and fish, meat, snacks, pasta, fresh veggies, and desserts… $9.99

Mengler Family Vineyards Rose of Syrah, North Coast, Russian River, CA., 2021
, Alc. 12.9%, Varietals: 100% Shiraz/Syrah, Tasting: This Rose in the traditional Rhone style, designed to taste like Syrah but happens to be pink. Deep, earthy aromatics with notes of strawberry and black cherry. Low acids and very low tannins round out a plum taste on the palate. Finally, there is a long, balanced finish Pairs Well: shellfish, spicy foods, appetizers & snacks, aperitif, fruity dessert

Rating: Wine Enthusiast 90pts …. $19.99

Vivier Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, CA., 2017, Alc. 12.2%, Varietals: Pinot Noir, Tasting: The nose is an earthy mix of Asian spice, violet and rose petals mixed with black cherry and mocha. On the palate, the same complexity of flavors returns with layers of delicate red fruit, floral notes and touches of a gentle earthiness and minerality. The texture of the wine is intricate and airy, while still bringing power and density on the finish, Pairs Well: Enjoy with pork, duck, veal or lamb dishes, grilled chicken breast, hard & soft cheese and curled meats. Rating: Wine Enthusiast 90pts….$39.99

Maison Charmelieu, Chenas, Cru Beaujolais, 2019, Alc. 13.0 Varietals: 100% Gamay Tasting: Bolder and bigger than most Beaujolais. Bright and fresh with scents of berries and a touch of pepper, notes of soil, earth, wood, and dried red fruit. A superb example of a Cru Beaujolais that drinks well young but will age gracefully. Pairs Well: French charcuterie, fatty fish (salmon, tuna), creamy pasta dishes, soft and semi-soft cheeses – Comté, Brie, Swiss Cheese, Camembert and Feta, snacks, a buffet…typical finger foods….$24.99

Kathleen’s Price-Value Gems:  
Unique to SAVOUR our three price-value collections, with
each category ( $9.99ers – $14.99ers -$19.99ers ) offering hundreds of wines
at one price, personally curated by Kathleen, some have limited availability
with new selections added regularly
> 9.99ers…the quality is taste delivering above-price enjoyment …Value!        
>14.99ers…exhibiting qualities of complexity…Elevating The Experience!    
>19.99ers…value laden wines by innovative vintners…Expect Exceptional!  

Adding to This Saturday’s Gordon Alexander, Terroir Wines Tasting is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine. Fun to use and enjoy!  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 for Pathways for Children.
 Thank You! …Kathleen

For Your Mobile Calendar l May – June Savour Wine Tastings!

>May 14  – Gordon Alexander, Terroir Wines (owner) spotlight “Italian Wines”

May 21 – Harry Zarkades, Main Street Wines, wine merchant – owner
May 28  – Manny Gonzales, portfolio manager, Horizon Beverage Company
June 4  – Casey  Gruttadauria, Ideal Wines
June 11– Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines, Horizon Beverage Company
June 18 – Jen Pieters, Hogshead Wines
June 25 – Chuck Tyner, Italian Wine Traders    

PLEASE NOTE: Updated Mask Policy: Gloucester’s Board of Health has ended mask requirements in all public spaces including the retail community while encouraging people to continue to wear face coverings when indoors and with people of unknown vaccination status, and to respect, to be tolerant of people’s choice to wear masks.
> In accordance with the new policy, we welcome customers and vendors without masks and welcome customers and vendors wearing masks.
>Savour continues to provide the safest possible shopping environment for the health & well-being of our customers & our Savour team.
>We continue using our 5 Molekule high performance air purification units that clear the air of 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and allergens every hour, store wide.
>We ask you to respect customers who continue to socially distance. Thank you!

                          We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

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Loren Doucette Studio at Seven Suns GalleryGrand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022

48 Bearskin Neck, Rockport, MA

Gallery open: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm daily

Grand Opening: Saturday, June 18, 11:00 am  – 4:00 pm

Ribbon Cutting: Saturday, June 18, 1:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public

Rockport  MA—Loren Doucette Studio at Seven Suns Gallery announces its Grand Opening Saturday, June 18 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm with a Ribbon Cutting presented by the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce at 1:00 pm. 

Seven Suns Gallery features paintings by Loren Doucette and jewelry by Ann Schlecht.

The gallery will showcase original paintings, giclee prints, posters and a new line of greeting cards by Loren Doucette. Ann Schlecht, of Gilded Lily Designs, will feature her one-of-a-kind jewelry with wax seal charms, beach stone and sea glass earrings, necklaces and bracelets. 

We will softly open our doors for customers Saturday, May 28, 2022 for Labor Day Weekend. Seven Suns Gallery will be open 7 Days a week from 10am -6pm. 

The public is invited to celebrate the grand opening of Loren Doucette Studio at Seven Suns Gallery on Saturday, June 18 from 11:00am to 4:00pm with a ribbon cutting celebration at 1:00pm. See the new gallery, view the art, meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments, drink and conversation. 

Note from Loren: 

“A Dream Come True”

In 2000, I moved to Cape Ann with my four year old son, Andrew Widtfeldt to make my way as an artist. My journey has been rich and varied; I opened and maintained a gallery in downtown Rockport in 2000, then turned my full time focus to family and painting. In 2006 I devoted myself to completing my art degree, graduated in 2013 and founded Loren Doucette Studio. I am thrilled to bring Loren Doucette Studio to Rockport and to announce The Grand Opening of Seven Suns Gallery at 48 Bearskin Neck. My son Andrew, now 24, is my partner in this new venture-truly a dream come true! 

                                                                                                               -Loren Doucette

What to expect at Seven Suns Gallery: 

Loren Doucette Studio at Seven Suns Gallery is open year-round servicing patrons of the arts with paintings and jewelry from May to January run by a team of three: Loren Doucette, Andrew Widtfeldt and Ann Schlecht. From January to May, the gallery will be open for specialty classes and painting workshops. The gallery will also be home to artist talks, local musicians, sound healings and other cultural events. 

The Artists

Loren Doucette

Loren Doucette received a BFA in Drawing and Painting in 2013 from Montserrat College of Art where she participated in Montserrat’s study-abroad program in Italy. It was there that landscape painting became a stabilizing force in her work. Using Acrylic, Pastel and Gouache, her work includes architectural landscapes unique to Gloucester’s harbor, vibrant floral paintings, emotional figurative work and abstractions that come from the bones of all three subjects. Her paintings are prayers hovering between realism and abstraction and celebrate the sun, flowers, people and color of this world. Her work can be viewed at her gallery seven days a week from June to January from 10am to 6pm where she offers art mentoring and classes during the winter months. Seven Suns Gallery offers her original artwork, giclee prints and a large assortment of her greeting cards. All of Loren’s work can be viewed and purchased on her website and online store as well. Website: Lorendoucette.bigcartel.com and lorendoucetteart.com

Ann Schlecht 

Jeweler Ann Schlecht began creating jewelry at a very young age and had formal silversmith training at age 14. With designs that have evolved over time, her most recent focus has been on simplistic, organic jewelry that she creates with local sea glass and beach stones. It is Ann’s intention to make unique and affordable pieces that are suitable for almost any occasion and will be enjoyed for many years to come.

Mayor Greg Verga Announces Panel to Engage the Gloucester Community on the Covid Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

 

Today, Mayor Greg Verga announced the creation of the Covid Local Recovery Funds Listening Group that will be charged with convening several listening posts to engage residents, local organizations, and businesses on this federal funding opportunity. The panel will solicit public input on potential uses of local funds resulting from the passage of last year’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Under ARPA’s local funding provisions, Gloucester’s allocation totals approximately $23 million.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime funding opportunity, and I want to ensure our residents have a voice in the process,” said Mayor Greg Verga. “We want to use this funding on projects that will do the most good for the most people over the most time.”

The group will work closely with Gloucester’s City Councilors to invite and engage their constituents to participate in these discussions. Gloucester residents, organizations, and businesses are invited to attend all listening posts. This collaborative effort will encourage an active and respectful outlet for our residents to provide feedback and input.

“The impact of Covid-19 has been felt by virtually every household, every business, and every non-profit organization. Government at all levels has played a critical role in providing resources for a post-pandemic economic recovery. Gloucester is fortunate that it has been allocated local funds to address negative economic impacts and mitigate health and public safety impacts. Funds are also available to invest in ‘vital wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.’ The Verga Administration strongly encourages public input and panel members look forward to receiving comments and providing a report on interests and opportunities,” said Carl Gustin, who will chair the panel.

Following the sessions, the Listening Group will synthesize their findings from the public and build recommendations to report back to the City’s administration. The sessions will be held in a hybrid format, with the public joining remotely. Information to access the listening posts will be available on the City website: https://arpa.gloucester-ma.gov/

To learn more about the Covid Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, please visit: https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/coronavirus/assistance-for-state-local-and-tribal-governments/state-and-local-fiscal-recovery-funds

Members:

●      Carl Gustin, Chair

●      Tony Gross, Councilor-at-Large

●      Kelly Brancaleone, Member, Capital Improvement Advisory Board

●      Joel Favazza, Member, Capital Improvement Advisory Board

●      Paul Romary, Member, Capital Improvement Advisory Board

●      Tom Balf, Member, Gloucester Economic Development and Industrial Corporation 

●      Jerrold Oppenheim, Member, Gloucester Economic Development and Industrial Corporation

●      Gretel Steeley, Resident, Gloucester Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (pending appointment)

 

Initial Schedule for Covid Local Recovery Funds Listening Posts:

●      Tuesday, May 17th at 6:00pm

●      Wednesday, May 25th at 6:00pm

●      Tuesday, May 31st at 6:00pm

●      Monday, June 6th at 6:00pm

●      Thursday, June 16th at 6:00pm

About The City of Gloucester, Massachusetts

America’s oldest seaport, the City of Gloucester is known throughout the world as an authentic, working waterfront community, a place of spectacular natural beauty, and home to a diverse population of approximately 30,000 residents. Its sharp focus on economic development has helped build its reputation as the ideal location to live, work, and play. An important center for the fishing industry, Gloucester is also proud of its vibrant cultural life and rich art heritage. Gloucester is a destination for thousands of visitors who visit the harbor and its beaches during the summer months. The City will be celebrating its 400th Anniversary in 2023. For more information, please visit www.gloucester-ma.gov.

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Eagle Pair Returns to Magnolia

I was VERY happy to welcome “our” eagle pair back to Magnolia! It’s the first time I have seen the pair together here in Magnolia in several weeks, though others have reported their presence recently. One was in the nest that they had been visiting previously though I did not get a good shot of that one this time. The other was in a nearby tree and appears to have a band on each leg, so I feel confident this is the same pair that had been here previously. Welcome back beauties!

This Weekend: Stamp Out Hunger Cape Ann & Ipswich!

Cape Ann Community

Donate food without having to leave your front yard this weekend through Stamp Out Hunger!

If you live in Gloucester, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, or Rockport, you can help put food on the table for people in your community by leaving a bag of food donations by your mailbox on the morning of SATURDAY MAY 14. Donations will be transported to The Open Door by your local letter carrier.

Stamp Out Hunger is an annual Food Drive organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers.

Most needed items include: coffee, condiments, cooking oil, peanut butter, and tuna.

Please, no glass containers!

“Stamp Out Hunger is a unique opportunity for members of the community to make a food donation, without having to leave their front yard. It’s traditionally a hugely successful food drive for us, and it’s all possible because our local letter carriers are willing to go the extra mile to put…

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