Godfather Wine Dinner
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 6:00 PM GloucesterA feast celebrating the 50th anniversary of ‘The Godfather’
Godfather Wine Dinner
$175 per ticket
- “THIS IS AN OFFER YOU CAN’T REFUSE”
- Opening Reception and 4 Course Dinner with wine pairings.
- Served family style as all Italian meals should be.
- TONNO GLOUCESTER
From Sicilian cannoli to tomato sauce with sausage, food and wine plays a dynamic and symbolic role in Francis Ford Coppola’s epic mob drama. Tonno will take you back to different scenes in the movie that food and wine played an integral part in The Godfather. “The Feast” Opening Sophia Sparkling Rose 1st scene Antipasto of baby gem lettuce, soppresata, provolone, artichoke hearts, hardboiled egg, radish, pepperoncini, roasted pepper, marinated mushrooms, olives Heirloom tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, basil 2020 Alta Mora Etna Bianco 2nd scene Lasagna with bechamel & tomato Italian sausage and plum tomato sauce “Michael… you never know, you might have to cook for 20 guys someday” 2019 Edizione Pennino Zinfandel 3rd scene (choice of) Veal marsala “try the veal…It’s the best in the city…”, mushrooms, mashed potato Grilled Swordfish, potato, olives & capers 2017 Inglenook 1882 Cabernet Sauvignon Final scene “Leave the gun. Take the cannoli” Orange ambrosia “The Wedding Cake” Anisette
What a difference a day makes regarding New England weather
Foggy on Wednesday
Clear on Thursday
Could you please acknowledge Jim and Cindy Thorburn on your blog for making a generous donation to support community impact unit initiatives. (they are huge fans of your blog)
donations can be made to our 501c3 The Gloucester Fund and mailed to
Community Impact Unit
67 Middle Street Unit 25
Gloucester, Ma 01930
THIS SATURDAY, Oct. 29, 2 – 4 pm
FINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH HARRY ZARKADES, CO-OWNER MAIN STREET WINES
We always enjoy it when Harry, co-owner of Main Street Wines, comes to Savour to pour his selections. Main Street specializes in quality wines at a reasonable price, many of which are organic, fully natural, or biodynamically farmed. Along with some great choices for the weekday dinner table, Harry is pouring a spectacular 2016 (one of the greatest vintages of our time) Brunello and a remarkable Chianti from the vineyards of Rufina near Florence, Italy. Come join us on a beautiful fall day and celebrate the season.
Just B, Albariõ, RiasBaixas, Spain
Belén Varela grew up among the grape vines her grandfather and father grew in Galicia. They sold their grapes to winemakers, but Belen always wanted to make her own wine. She left her family vineyard to learn winemaking and went on to head another Albariño winery before returning to her roots in the Salnés Valley to take over her father’s vineyard, a stone’s throw from the Atlantic Ocean. At Just B, Belén and her wine expert, Cayetano Otero, follow the traditions of organic and biodynamic winemaking. Their goal is to make an Albariño that demonstrates its well-defined and unique Atlantic coast terroir and expresses the identity of the true Albariño grape. This wine, made from 40- to 60-year-old vines, is fresh, fruity, and sharp. It has salinity, minerality, concentrated flavors, and balanced acidity. Hints of apricot, peaches, grapefruit, melon, flint, white pepper, beeswax, wet stones and biscuits are present in the nose and on the palate.
Pairs well with leafy greens, pesto, fish dishes.$17.99
Duck Pond Pinot Gris, Dundee, Oregon
Varietal:Pinot Gris Alc. 13%
Established in Dundee, Oregon, in 1993 in Willamette Valley and Dundee Hills AVAs, Duck Pond makes wines that are organically farmed and hand-harvested. Winemaker Julia Cattrall’s mission is to preserve and uphold the natural beauty and legacy of Oregon’s wines, and to craft delicious wines free of harmful chemicals. Duck Pond is the first commercially farmed vineyard in Oregon to have received the Clean Label Project Purity Award. Duck Pond uses sustainable and organic farming practices, rigorous testing protocols, ingredient labeling, and third-party testing and certification. Bright aromas of pear, lemon and peach jump from the glass of Pinot Gris along with hints of herbs, delicate flowers and minerals. The fresh fruit flavors of crisp citrus and pear are balanced with a light texture. The fruity finish is rounded out with a mineral-focused complexity.
Pairs well with fresh vegetables, sushi, and shellfish. $14.99
Mirabeau Rosé Classic, Provence, France
Varietals: 60% Grenache, Syrah 30%, 10% CinsaultAlc.12.5%
In 2009, former wine importer Stephen Cronk, his wife, Jeany, and their three children left London and moved to Provence to pursue their dream of becoming winemakers. They were joined by master winemaker Angela Muir, and Mirabeau Rosé was born. Domaine Mirabeau falls within the newly created subregion within the Côtes de Provence AOC, Notre Dame des Anges. The terroir covers 3,900 hectares of vineyards interwoven within the landscape of umbrella pines, cork oak trees, and chestnut groves typical of the Plaine des Maures, an ecosystem rich in fauna and flora.The 20-hectare estate includes 14 hectares of vines (principally grenache, cinsault, and rolle). Domaine Mirabeau is in the process of converting to organic farming and regenerative agriculture. The Rosé Classic pours a pale peach color with brighter pink reflections. It is elegant on the nose, with aromas of cherry, vineyard peach, apricot, orange zest, freesia, and a hint of strawberries and cream. Ample and generous in the mouth, it has good acidity. Notes of dried peach and ripe strawberry, and a slight grip, gives some real layered depth to the palate.
Pairs well with charcuterie, ratatouille, grilled salmon. $17.99
Centolani Poggiotondo Brunello Di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Varietal: Sangiovese GrossoAlc. 14%
The Brunello vineyards of Montalcino blanket the rolling hills surrounding the village and fan out at various elevations, creating the potential for Brunello wines expressing different styles. Brunello di Montalcino by law must be aged a minimum of four years, including two years in barrel before release. Società Agricola Centolani is located in the heart of Montalcino, Tuscany, between Val d’Arbia and Val d’Orcia. The Peluso Centolani family bought it in 1979 as a hunting preserve, when it consisted of only 10 hectares. In 1983, they produced their first vintage of Brunello di Montalcino. After years of large investments in planting new vines, building new facilities and renovating the estate, Società Agricola Centolani is now one of the largest and most famous wine estates in Montalcino, with its vineyards, olive groves, arable land, and woods covering approximately 200 hectares.
This Brunello has pretty plum and violet aromas with ash and rose stems. On the palate, intense flavors of black cherry and tobacco lead to a complex and lasting finish.
Pairs well with red meat, game, and mature cheeses.$49.99
Marcelo Bocardo Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
Varietal: MalbecAlc. 14%
Marcelo Bocardo is a third-generation winemaker and descendant of an Italian immigrant family who was born and raised in Mendoza. Since his early childhood he followed his grandfather and father while they worked at the family’s winery and, at 12 years of age, his grandfather put him in charge of two of their vineyard’s rows. As a young man, Marcelo left Argentina and became head winemaker at a winery in Chile. In 2001, Marcelo returned to Argentina to open his own winery, Proemio Wines. In 2019, when Marcelo’s son began working at the winery, Marcelo launched a line of wines under the name Marcelo Bocardo. The Bocardo Malbec is certified organic and has a sappy, fresh and gently herbal nose with bright red-berry aromas, leading to a palate with succulent dark-berry and chocolate flavors. Pairs well with tomato-based pasta dishes, grilled meats, and roasted chicken. $15.99
I Veroni Quona Chianti Rufina Riserva,
Varietal: Sangiovese Alc. 15%
In the Middle Ages the vineyard and farmland of I Veroni formed part of the extensive feudal estates in the Arno valley of the Conti Guidi family. The present farm buildings are a blend of centuries-old structures and contemporary additions. The first stone wine fermentation tank was built in 1809. Parts of this are still visible in the original cellars.The estate passed from the Guidi family to the Modigliani di Rufina family in the early 19th century. At the beginning of the 20th century it was bought by Carlo Malesci, whose family still owns it today. The name I Veroni is derived from the wide terraces surrounding the farm where many years ago tobacco leaf and grain from the Arno valley was dried. Today I Veroni is a specialized, certified organic winery, located in the Chianti Rùfina area about 10 km from the city of Florence. The vineyards cover 15 hectares and 20 hectares are planted with olives. Three clones of Sangiovese planted in the late 1990s make up this superb family estate Riserva. Tile red in color, the nose is redolent of forest floor, earthy notes of leather and tobacco leaf, smoked meats, and dried black fruits. The palate is ripe and piquant, with berry fruit, sour cherry and plum notes, along with chocolatey tannins, savory spices like nutmeg and clove, cedar, and black pepper. It’s beautifully balanced, retaining a refinement and elegance despite its big structure.
Pairs well with cured meats, a prime rib roast, pasta with meaty tomato-based sauce. $27.99
And don’t forget to check out what’s new in our beer case. We have a malty Oktoberfest from the von Trapp brewery and the wonderfully dark but slightly hoppy Robust Porter from Smuttynose.
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 Harry 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!
October 29 – Harry Zarkades – owner Main Street Wines November 5 – Manny Gonzales – Horizon Beverage Company
November 12 and 13 – Grand tasting! We are bringing back the grand tasting. This will be over 2 days, Saturday and Sunday from 2 – 5 pm (bye week for Pats), with 30+ wines each day. We will just have 4 tables each day, so everyone can spread out. Come join us!
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
I went to ScreeemFest with Finn and his hockey team last weekend. Haunted Houses aren’t always my jam, but we had a really fun night and made some memories as a team. Buying tickets online ahead of time is mandatory on Saturdays and recommended other nights. Time is running out if you want to go.
I took a ride down to Niles Pond just to check things out and came across work in progress along the causeway between Niles Pond and Brace Cove. I further noticed the continuing drop in the water level at Niles Pond. It seems we are most certainly feeling drought effects.