Vote Now In The Final 4 Round In The Jeanne Cup Best Bartender Brackets Sponsored By Good Morning Gloucester Voting Is Live!

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YOUR FINAL 4!

Paulo- Tonno Gloucester
Lyda Mae Keefe- Pratty’s
TJ Pratt- Pratty’s
Kelsey Porcaro- Minglewood Harborside

Turn off your wifi if more than one person in your house is voting because it is isp restricted

Each round ends at 9AM the following day except the championship round which will end on the 5th at 9:05AM so we can livestream the results.

The Champion from the online readers voting will receive the Jeanne Cup.

The final four will also be visited by a GMG panel and have a separate Judges vote for a different prize that will be announced at a later date.

Elite 8 winners announced in this livestream from 9:00AM this morning-

If you subscribe to the blog you won’t miss the results-

The Jeanne Cup Will be Engraved and Go To The Readers Vote Champ

THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2 – 4 pm JOIN US FOR A COMPLIMENTARY FINE WINETASTING @ SAVOUR WITH CASEY GRUTTADAURIA, OF IDEAL WINES

THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2 – 4 pm JOIN US FOR A COMPLIMENTARY FINE WINE
TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH CASEY GRUTTADAURIA, OF IDEAL WINES

Casey is one of our favorite wine representatives.  Knowledgeable, passionate, and possessing a great talent for finding fabulous wines, he hails from Ideal Wines, known for its eclectic portfolio of unique, off-the-beaten path wines that are both elegant and pair remarkably with a wide variety of foods.  He can answer all your question for his tasting wines and more.  Casey is also a new dad, to his son, Luca, born just a few weeks ago.  So join us and Casey to raise a glass in celebration and gratitude for a wonderful new life in the world!

Casey is pouring from… France, Italy & Argentina  

Monzio Compagnoni Franciacorta Satèn, Spumante Brut, Lombardy, It, 2016
Varietal: Chardonnay, Alc. 12.5%
Satèn is the Franciocorta term for a blanc de blancs crémant, or lower pressure sparkling wine made from white grapes. Made from a blend of chardonnay grapes hand-harvested from the Franciacorta vineyards, this wine pours golden yellow with a lot of delicate foam, and the nose has aromas of vanilla, anise and biscuit. A rich, juicy mouthfeel and flavors of vanilla, fennel, caramel and a pleasant acidity make for a delightful, well-balanced sparkling wine.
Pairs well: with shellfish and a wide variety of fish and meats. $21.99

Villa Raiano Campania Greco Virgo IGP, Campania, Italy 2020 vintage
Varietal: Greco, Alc. 13%
Villa Raiano is a family-owned winery that is dedicated to indigenous grapes. The Virgo is organic and is produced with Greco grapes that come  from three vineyards located in three towns of the province of Avellino: Montefusco, Tufo, and Altavilla Irpina. Straw yellow in color, the wine has aromas of wildflowers, green apple, and tropical fruits and flavors of pear, melon, citrus, and honey. It is tangy and savory, with crisp acidity and a lingering note of salinity on the finish.
Pairs well: with hors d’oeuvres, seafood, rich cheeses like gorgonzola, or chicken dishes. $14.99

Les Equilibristes Volute, Côte du Forez, Languedoc, France, 2020
Varietal : Gamay, Alc. 13.5%
Les Equilibristes (the Tightrope Walkers) is a wine growers and winemakers collective started by restaurateur François de Monval and winemaker Florent Girou. They are preserving the old ways of winemaking, while questioning old practices that no longer make sense. Les Equilibristes use indigenous grape varieties, organic winemaking practices, biodynamic farming, indigenous yeasts, and minimal sulphur. With this wine they aim to use Gamay to bring out all the complexity of the rare soil of black mica on granite.
Pairs well: with charcuterie, roast chicken, mushroom tart, and chilled, it is great with spicy food, i.e. Mexican carne asada or Chinese broccoli and beef. $27.99

Savoie Rouge, Maison Philippe Viallet, Savoie, France, 2019
Varietals: Gamay, Mondeuse, Alc.13.5%
From the mountainous Savoie region of eastern France, this red blend is bright purple in the glass. The color of the wine is matched by a rich aroma of black currants, spices, and menthol and flavors of red fruit and earth. Aged in stainless-steel tanks, this biodynamic wine is round and smooth on the palate with a long finish.
Pairs well: with charcuterie, grilled red meat, or soft cheese. Can be served slightly chilled. $14.99

Familia Schroeder Saurus Select, San Patricio del Chañar Valley, Argentina,2019
Varietal:
 Pinot noir, Alc.14%
Familia Schroeder’s Estate is located in the wild plains of northern Patagonia, the southernmost wine region of Argentina. During the construction of the winery, fossilized bones of an herbivorous dinosaur that roamed the earth 75 million years ago were discovered, inspiring the brand Saurus. This pinot noir pours ruby red with bright flashes. Ripe raspberries, strawberries, and black cherries are present in the nose and on the palate, along with mushroom and mineral aromas and some vanilla and cocoa notes from aging in oak barrels. It’s an elegant wine with velvety mouthfeel and lots of subtleties.

Pairs well: with salmon, grilled portobello mushrooms, steak with chimichurri, or  pork tenderloin with herbs. $19.99

Fattorria Selvapiana Chianti Rufina, Rufina, Italy, 2020
Varietals:
 Sangiovese 95 %; Caniolo, Colorino, Malvasia Nero 5%, Alc.13.5%
At just 750 hectares, the Rufina region is the smallest in all of Chianti and is at a much higher elevation, too, in the hills east of Florence. The region produces wines that have incredible finesse. The historic Selvapiana estate has been producing some of the best wines in the region for centuries, using organic farming methods. In the 2020 vintage, red cherry fruits mix with rose petals, licorice, and calcareous earth on the nose. Morello cherry fruit joins flavors of mushrooms, blood orange, cloves, star anise, minerals and food-friendly tannins on the elegant finish.
Pairs well: with pasta al pomodoro, margherita pizza, grilled burgers and steaks, Tuscan bean stews, rosemary-scented roast lamb, and hearty eggplant casseroles. Enjoy now or cellar for up to 10 years. $19.99

 > Our complimentary tastings are elevated …
                                       sipping from imported Riedel stemware. 

 > Inviting You to follow us on Meta / Facebook & Instagram
                                   (Savourwineandcheese) to see what’s new
!

                 > Complimentary Parking In Our Private Lot …
                                 directly behind Savour with rear entrance…come in!

Kathleen’s Value-Price Gems:  

Unique to SAVOUR our three value-price 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
> 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 Casey “G’s” Ideal WineTasting 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…& 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 June-July Savour Wine Tastings!
>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    
July 2- Ann Cortissoz -New England Craft Beer Tasting
July 9 – Liv Demond- Cynthia Hurley Wines
July 16 -Damon Lawson -IGB Wines
July 23 – Max Murphy, Owner Tozi (Fine Mexican Wines)…new to you?  

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

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

Cancer Sucks in Every Color Fundraiser At Robyn’s Grooming

Cat Cavallini sends in this information regarding a fundraiser tomorrow Saturday June 4:

Come on down to Robyn’s Grooming this Saturday, June 4th for her monthly Cancer Sucks in Every Color fundraiser. Free nail clinic for cats and dogs from 9-12 at 388 Main St, Gloucester. All donations welcome.

Great News – Your Favorite Artisans Tour is THIS WEEKEND!

Spring Tour 2022
It’s the 39th year of the Cape Ann Artisans Open Studio Tour and 16 artists spread across 15 studios are looking forward to welcoming art lovers from near and far!

Enjoy pottery, painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, mosaics, weaving, sea glass, encaustic, and fine jewelry art. Can’t make the tour? Check individual artist websites year round for hours and appointments.
Watch the updated CAA video to get a window into what to expect as you traverse Cape Ann and read the full 2022 press release. 
Meet the Artisans

Rob Diebboll, Painter
Pam Stratton, Mosaics and Mixed Media 
David Archibald, Ceramics
Melody Phaneuf, Painter
Sinikka Nogelo, Painter

Cynthia Curtis, Pottery 
Deborah Gonet, Mixed Media
Rebecca Nagle, Painter and Mixed Media

John Abisamra, Photographer 
Marcie Rae, Jeweler
Deb Schradieck, Painter (pictured above)
Sallie Strand, Painter
Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco,
Sea Glass Wearable Art
Twin Lights Studio, Ceramics
Sara Wright,
Handwoven and Knit Accessories (pictured above)

Studio Locations
The tour is free and self-guided. You can download and print the brochure and map PDFs to plan your trip. The brochure contains information about each artist. Print it out, mark it up, or just keep it on your device.  As you approach each artisan studio on the road a bright, magenta Studio Tour banner will mark the studio location.“It was easy, no hassles re: parking, finding studios, getting in and out, etc” ~ tour visitor

Miss Rumphius’ Place Beside the Sea

While sailing on the Schooner Mary Day this week, we spent one of our nights at anchor in Pulpit Harbor. At the entrance to the harbor sits Miss Rumphius’ home. “When I grow up, I too will go to faraway places, and when I grow old, I too will live beside the sea.” ― Barbara Cooney, Miss Rumphius.

Announcing Results of Elite 8 Livestream and Vote Now In The Final 4 Round In The Jeanne Cup Best Bartender Brackets Sponsored By Good Morning Gloucester Voting Is Live!

Click Here To Vote

Turn off your wifi if more than one person in your house is voting because it is isp restricted

Each round ends at 9AM the following day except the championship round which will end on the 5th at 9:05AM so we can livestream the results.

The Champion from the online readers voting will receive the Jeanne Cup.

The final four will also be visited by a GMG panel and have a separate Judges vote for a different prize that will be announced at a later date.

Elite 8 winners announced in this livestream from 9:00AM this morning-

If you subscribe to the blog you won’t miss the results-

The Jeanne Cup Will be Engraved and Go To The Readers Vote Champ

Flag Raising Marked National Gun Violence Awareness Day at City Hall

An orange flag was raised at City Hall yesterday as visitors and guests marked National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Many in attendance wore orange to further mark National Wear Orange Day in support of victims of gun violence in the United States. Mayor Verga welcomed guests Bruce Tarr, Massachusetts Senate Minority Leader; Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante; Greg Gibson (Survivor and Activist); and John Rosenthal (Director of STOP Handgun Violence) and others. Thank you to all for attending to raise awareness of this critical issue.

(photos by GMG Jim in Pat’s absence…..thanks Jim!)

It’s chicken thigh season! For more check out www.northeastbbq.com

Northeast BBQ

It’s chicken thigh season! While chicken wing prices are outrageous a way better option are chicken thighs. Always inexpensive in the markets and super easy to cook. Two super full charcoal baskets with the coals ripping and offset on the charcoal grate. Lay a large piece of foil next to it and under where you’ll place your chicken thighs. Take chicken out of package, Pat dry with paper towels, lightly coat with peanut and then your favorite rub. Arrange chicken on grill grate opposite the coals and over the foil so the foil catches the large amount of chicken fat drippings. Keep all vents wide open and let it rip for 40 minutes covered with top vent wide open. Uncover- sauce- recover for 7 minutes to let sauce set up. Done- enjoy!!!

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