Keep Cool by the Water — pat morss

We’re in our second heat wave, but Cape Ann is surrounded by water. There are ways to cool off.

Visit waterfront preserves like the Trustees’ Coolidge Reservation, Manchester, early in the day
And enjoy shady paths
Join a Junior Sailing program, or take a sail on Thomas E Lannon
Your profession may already have you out on the water
Or you could decide to live on the ocean – here, Princess Mia from The Netherlands
You can fish into the night
A splash in Niles Pond is refreshing
Much of the fishing goes on late in the day
If the heat is just too much, you can take a dive
…into the pool

The Rockport Legion Band will perform the third free concert of our 88th summer concert series at the Back Beach Bandstand, Beach St, Rockport, MA.

August 7, 2022, 7:00 to 8:30

Rockport Goes to Broadway.

The best popcorn in Massachusetts is here!  Children are especially welcome.  Folding chairs and blankets are good. 

Bob Rick, Conductor and Music Director

Hummingbird at the feeder

Had to take the photo through the window but love these beautiful, amazing birds.


  • Refined white sugar
  • Water

Directions for making safe hummingbird food:

  1. Mix 1 part sugar with 4 parts water (for example, 1 cup of sugar with 4 cups of water) until the sugar is dissolved
  2. Do not add red dye
  3. Fill your hummingbird feeders with the sugar water and place outside
  4. Extra sugar water can be stored in a refrigerator
  5. Change feeders every other day and thoroughly clean them each time to prevent harmful mold growth

THIS SATURDAY, August 6, 2 – 4 pm Complimentary Fine Wine Tasting @ Savour With Gary Ballard Of MS Walker

THIS SATURDAY, August 6, 2 – 4 pm



Founded in Boston in 1933, M.S. Walker is a 5th-generation, family-owned wine and spirits importer and distributor, a spirit bottler, and a national supplier. They serve restaurants and retail shops throughout the Northeast, with direct operations in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island and brokerage operations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Gary Ballard of MS Walker has been with us many times and is always a favorite! He has many years of experience, first in the restaurant business and now in the wine business. He has travelled all over the world with the distribution companies he has represented, so feel free to ask questions! He is very knowledgeable and engaging.


J. Hofstätter Pino GrigioAlto Adige DOC, Italy

Varietal: Pinot GrigioAlc.13.5%

Alto Adige is one of Italy’s smallest wine growing regions, and the northernmost, bordering on Switzerland and Austria. It has become one of Italy’s top white wine producing areas, and J. Hofstätter is its largest family estate winery. The HofstätterPinot Grigio pours a bright straw yellow and has an attractive aroma of citrus fruits, peach, honeydew melon, and pear; it is medium rich, fruity, well-structured, and direct on the palate with orchard fruit flavors and tangy, fruity acidity on the finish. 

Pairs well with pasta and fish dishes. $21.99

Domaine Marcel Deiss2020 Alsace Complantation, France

Varietals: Alsace white AOCAlc.13.5%

Located in Bergheim next to RibeauvillĂ©, in the heart of the Grand Cru area, the Marcel Deiss estate was founded in 1947. Currently managed by Mathieu Deiss with the help of his father, Jean-Michel, the estate aims for quality based on terroir rather than on cloned grape varieties; the winemakers adhere to biodynamic methods of very low yields and agroforestry. This wine comes exclusively from the vineyards of Domaine Marcel Deiss. It is made with the 13 varieties of grapes that represent the Alsace AOC, including Riesling, GewĂĽrztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sylvaner, and Muscat.The wine expresses the depth of the Alsatian terroir. Notes of lemon, white flowers, pineapple, and yellow peach mix on the nose. On the palate it is lively and remarkably fruity, full and ripe but still fresh. Pairs well with a wide variety of dishes, including seafood, chicken, and pork. $27.99

Steinbock Riesling

Varietal: RieslingAlc.11%

The owners of the Hofstätter winery in Italy’s Alto Adige have a passion for Riesling, which is why in 2014 they took the

opportunity to revive the traditional Weingut Dr.

Fischer on the Saar River in Germany.This Riesling is straw yellow in the glass. The wine shows pineapple and citrus aromas on the nose. It is soft and refreshing on the palate, with striking minerality and an elegant body, and finishes off-dry. 

Pairs well with fish dishes, salads, and sushi. $17.99

Chateau Puech-Haut Argali Rosé, Languedoc, France

Varietals : 60% Grenache, 40% Cinsault Alc. 13%

Languedoc is one of the most exciting regions in France right now. Château Puech-Haut is a prestigious estate in the eastern Languedoc producing top quality wines for very reasonable prices. The wines from Puech-Haut are rich and lush but also show the earthy and mineral character of the rocky clay-limestone soils of the region. They benefit from both its proximity to the Mediterranean and the rugged, mountainous interior. The Argali RosĂ© pours a pale pink color and has a complex citrus nose. It offers clean, crisp notes of white peach, strawberries, and hint of flowers on the palate. Lovely as an aperitif. Pairs well with rice dishes, Mediterranean cuisine, salads, and vegetables.$24.99

Averaen 2019 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir AVA, Oregon

Varietal: Pinot Noir Alc.13.6%

The seeds of Averaen winery were sown at the International Pinot Noir Celebration in 2013 in the Willamette Valley. The winemakers from Banshee Wines in Sonoma were struck by the similarities between the cold, foggy Sonoma coast and the Willamette Valley, and realized making high-quality Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley would be far less expensive than in Sonoma. The first Averaen Pinot Noir was released in 2015 to high praise, and they have continued to produce fine Pinot Noir ever since. The 2019 Averaen Pinot Noir is juicy, with flavors of dark cherry, cranberry, and blackberry. Black tea, anise, blood orange, and vanilla accents add complexity. The texture is ripe and plush with a line of acid running through. Pairs well with seared salmon or tuna, mushroom dishes, pulled pork, and barbecue. $22.99

I Greppi Greppicante Bolgheri Rosso 2018,Tuscany, Italy

Varietals: 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon Alc. 14%

Bolgheri is a relatively young yet prestigious Italian appellation located in the Maremma on the Tuscan coast and named after a town in the north of the region. It is known mainly for deeply colored, supple yet age-worthy red wines, usually based on the Bordeaux grape varieties. Until the 1970s, the area was regarded elsewhere in Tuscany as a swampy zone producing nondescript white wines and rosĂ©s, and better suited to other farming, in contrast to the prime Tuscan vineyards further up in the hills. Then in 1978, in a blind tasting arranged by Decanter magazine, a wine from Bolgheri beat out several Bordeauxs. Ever since, the reputation of the area has grown. The Greppicante Bolgheri Rosso has aromas of currants and blackberries and hints of rosemary and flowers on the nose. On the palate, it is full-bodied, with lush fruit, rich meat, and leather flavors and a long finish. 

Pairs well with foods in rich sauces, stews, duck, veal, and mature cheeses.$29.99

 While you’re in the store, take a look at some of the new beers we have for summer: a citrusy saison from Cambridge Brewing Company called Working Class Hero; an NEIPA from Riverwalk Brewing called Hit of Haze, and one of the best Belgian-style white beers this side of Belgium, Allagash White — made with coriander and curaçao orange peel, it’s lovely on a hot summer day.

Find out about new wine arrivals and other events at Savour by following us n Facebook and Instagram. 

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

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 wine tasting with Gary Ballard 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 – July

Savour Wine Tastings!

August 6 – Gary Ballard of M.S. Walker

August 27 – Anthony Sciarappa of Carolina Wines

September 3 – Sommelier Lauren Dadonna of AP Wine Imports

Continuing to offer case discount 0f 10% on wines and all items purchased with the case to all customers. Wine Club members get 5% off on 6 bottles and all items purchased with the 6 bottles. Thanks again for your support!

 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 are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

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

Pet Food Drive THIS SUNDAY 8/7

Cape Ann Community

A pet food drive organized by PAWsitive Pantry this weekend will collect cat and dog food to benefit The Open Door and Cape Ann Animal Aid.

Help us stock our shelves so that we have the food people need for their pets! Dogs and cats are part of the family, so lets make sure everyone gets the meals they need.

Donations will be accepted Sunday August 7 at the Shaws on Eastern Ave. in Gloucester from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thank you!

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Festival by the Sea is August 6 from 10 am to 6 pm

Cape Ann Community

Join us in downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea on Saturday, August 6th from 10 am to 6 pm for shopping, music, food, and drink. Over 80 talented artisans will be showing and selling their unique creations in Masconomo Park, Reed Park and Town Hall Park. Enjoy food by the LobsterRoller, Crepe du Jour, Rev Kitchen and The Whoo(pie) Wagon, and beer from Great Marsh Brewery. For a full list of artisans, visit the Greater Cape Ann Chamber website.

Musical guests at the Masconomo Park Bandstand

  • 11:00-12:30 PM- Pete Hoare with Geoff Small (Rock / Classic Rock / Folk)
  • 12:30-1:30 PM-Charlie Weld (Singer / Songwriter)
  • 1:45-3:15 PM- Presti Players(Blues / Reggae/ Funk)
  • 3:30-5:30 PM-The Jantelles(Juke Box hits / Oldies)

Follow the Festival by the Sea Facebook page to keep up to date with what is happening!

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