Upcoming Chamber Events

Get Your Tickets Here- https://www.blackburnbrewfest.com/

Blackburn Brew Fest

Saturday, September 17 

1 to 5 PM

Stage Fort Park, Gloucester

Enjoy ocean views and sample local craft brews on September 17th at historic Stage Fort Park in Gloucester. The Blackburn Brew Fest is presented by the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and NEXT GEN Young Professionals to celebrate the Chamber’s 100th Anniversary. Benefiting the Cape Ann Community Foundation, the brew fest is on Saturday, September 17th, 2022 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. The event will feature craft beer, cider, kombucha and seltzer from 30 breweries, eats from local food trucks, and live music from local reggae-rock infused good time jam band Over the Bridge

Business After Hours Collaboration

Wednesday, September 21 | 5 – 7 PM

Hosted by:

Cape Ann Savings Bank 

(Gloucester Crossing Branch) 

Halyard Apartments

Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA

The Greater Cape Ann Chamber and our three host businesses invite you to gather for a fun evening of networking and exploring three great businesses.

Visit all three businesses and get your “passport” stamped for a chance to win one of three $100 Cape Ann Gift Certificates.

Light appetizers will be served and drinks will be available for purchase.

Please register in advance if you plan to attend.

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NEXT GEN End of Summer Bonfire

Thursday, September 22 | 6 – 8 PM

Cape Ann Motor Inn

Hang out with other young professionals over drinks and light appetizers on a beautiful sandy beach in Gloucester. 

Cape Ann Motor Inn’s home on Long Beach is the perfect place to celebrate a successful summer and connect with old friends and new. Once the sun sets, we’ll have a bonfire to gather around.

Please RSVP so we have an Idea of who to expect. No cost to join or participate, so bring a friend or partner!

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Meet the artist Deborah Davidson | reception Saturday September 10th Jane Deering Gallery #GloucesterMA

Deborah Davidson solo show, POSSIBILITIES, opens September 10th 2-5pm at Jane Deering Gallery, 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, Ma. Hope to see you there!

photo credit Work on paper: Deborah Davidson, CRIS DE COEUR 1, 2021, Color pencil on paper, 31×23 inches, 36×26, framed. Visit Jane Deering Gallery Sept. 2022 for solo exhibit.

Jane Deering Gallery
California & Massachusetts . 917-902-4359
London . UK residence +44-207-584-1671

More works by Deborah Davidson be viewed online:


Coffee Talk Waltham Edition

Cape Ann Home

Open House

Join us for some sips, snacks and a tour of our new Waltham Showroom!
Grand Banks has been helping the Northshore with their residential and commercial projects for over 30 years, and we are so happy to finally be open in the Waltham community and to have a home base to serve our new and existing Metrowest clients. All are welcome, we hope you can join us!

September 14- 15
10am – 2 pm

1484 Main Street
Waltham, MA

We hope to see you there! If you can’t make it, we’d be happy to schedule an appointment to set up a time to vist.

Coffee Talk: Waltham

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Savour – Saturday Wine Tasting with Vineyard Road Wines, 2 – 4 pm

THIS SATURDAY, Sept. 10, 2 – 4 pm



Vineyard Road is an importer and distributor of fine wines from around the world, based in Framingham, Massachusetts. Since 2000, they have offered high-quality and high-value wines that reflect their soils of origin. Some of their estates have been around for only 5 years. Others have been making wine for more than 500. Vineyard Road specializes in small production and artisanal producers who work in concert with the land to produce wines of distinct and authentic character.


La Calcinara Clochard, Marche,Italy

Varietal: 90%Verdicchio, 10% ChardonnayAlc.13%

Located in the rolling hills of Ancona in the Marche, on the eastern coast of Italy, La Calcinara is headed up by the Berluti siblings, Paolo and Eleonora. Their energy, enthusiasm, and love of wine is infectious. Their 12 hectares of vines and olive groves are farmed organically, and they make their wine with minimal intervention, using only very low additions of SO2 at bottling. This wine is named “Clochard,” which means vagrant in French, because it is made with Verdicchio vines that lie outside the Verdicchio Castelli DOC boundary. On the nose, Clochard has notes of lime zest, spring hawthorn and apple blossom, with a touch of cardamom. The palate is zippy, with flavors of lime juice, a gentle bitter and creamy almond note, and briny freshness, finishing with a long, yellow-pepper accented tang.   

Pairs well with anchovies, shellfish, and fish dishes. $21.99

Troupis Holy Mania, Mantineia, Greece

Varietal: Moscofilero Alc.13.5%

The Troupis family has a long history of work in agronomy dating back to the ’70s where vines, fruit bearing trees and flowers have been grown and sold from their nursery in Mantineia. Over time, their efforts in the cultivation of vines grew into the desire to share their passion with others. Troupis Winery is located in the heart of Mantineia in the Peloponnese at an altitude of 700 meters in the region of Fteri. Tasos Troupis, supported by his children, has created a small-capacity production and wine-making family business; they produce and bottle wine exclusively from their estate vineyards, which total approximately 16 acres.

On the nose, Troupis’ crisp Moscofilero displays the slight perfumes of the surrounding Arcadian underbrush and bramble, along with jasmine and rose. On the palate, citrus fruit combines with violets, spices and the intense acidity with which Moscofilero has become synonymous. The wine has a long, complex mineral finish.

Pairs well with cucumber salads, chicken dishes, Greek fish soup. $21.99

Rings Pfalz Riesling 2020, Germany

Varietal: Riesling Alc.13.5%

The Rings winery, part of the Palatinate top wineries league, is nestled in the sun-kissed Palatinate, in the middle of the wine-growing community of Freinsheim. For over a decade now, the new generation of the Rings family has been passionately focused on organic production of high-quality dry wines. The brothers Andreas and Steffen took over responsibility for the winery from their parents in 2008. In 2015, the winery was included in the VDP (Association of German Prädikat Wineries) and was awarded 4 grapes in the Gault-Millau Wine Guide in 2017.The Riesling pours crystal clear, with aromas of grapefruit, apple, and peach. On the palate, it is full, with hints of citrus, apple and peach, ripe acidity, and minerality on the dry finish.

 Pairs well with sushi, spicy foods, salmon.$21.99

Pra Morandina Valpolicella 2020, Veneto, Italy

Varietal: Corvina Alc. 12.5%

Graziano Pra followed his father and grandfather into the wine business, studying oenology, and taking over the family winery in Soave in the early 1980s. After searching for the right site, Graziano began the new millennium by fulfilling his long-held ambition and purchasing a 13-hectare vineyard near Mezzane in eastern Valpolicella. He farms the land organically, using no chemical treatments. During September and October, the grapes are harvested, de-stemmed and pressed, and left to macerate and ferment for 15 days in vertical vats. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in stainless steel followed by 3 to 6 months’ maturation in Allier oak casks. This is a vibrant, fragrant Valpolicella with intensity yet delicacy from the low yields of the Morandina vineyards. Bright red berry aromas with notes of wild thyme lead to a fresh, sappy wine with layers of raspberry leaf, licorice and cherry. It has a juicy, fresh yet silky mouthfeel and a balancing acidity that combine for a long finish.

Pairs well with grilled vegetables, seafood stew, risotto, roasted chicken. $24.99

Castello di Potentino Sacromontino 2021, Tuscany, Italy

Varietal: Sangiovese Alc. 14%

Run by the Greene family, who are British transplants to Italy, as an old-fashioned Residenzad’Epoca, the Castello di Potentino warmly welcomes visitors all year round. The Castle is also a fully functioning farm. They make their own award-winning wines and olive oil and love to forage for local ingredients in the fields around the castle. Their Sacromontino is medium garnet in color, and shows aromas of red cherries, tomato leaf, espresso, and oregano on the nose. The palate is medium bodied with flavors of cherry, blueberry, and black tea spices. The wine has fine-grained tannins and marked acidity, and the finish is dry and earthy.

Pairs well with pizza, pasta, and Italian beef stew. This is is a great buy – a full liter for only $19.99!

While you’re in the store, take a look at some of the new beers we have: Maine Beer’s flagship IPA, Lunch; another Maine Beer favorite, Peeper, a smooth pale ale with hints of citrus and some malt sweetness; 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 Chelsea 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!

September 10 – Chelsea Plumber – Vineyard Road Wines

September 17 – Anthony Sciarappa – Carolina Wines

September 24 – Joe Nardone – M.S. Walker – Biodynamic Wines


Continuing to offer a 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 .1455

Passports for Dinner with Company

My sister visited over Labor Day weekend for her first Schooner Fest experience and it was so much fun showing off the City for the festive weekend. We carefully planned our meals due to the holiday and decided to go to Passports on Main St for dinner. It was a lovely experience being greeted by Christopher and warm popovers. We started with lobster rangoon appetizer on special. I had the Buffalo Chicken wrap, Jim ordered a lobster roll and my sister had chicken stir fry. Quite the variety on the menu to choose from! All the food was fresh and delicious and served in a friendly manner. Despite it being a busy evening, we did not feel rushed in any way. Making reservations well in advance of the holiday weekend was helpful too. Looking forward to returning soon. Maybe we’ll see you there!