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 Saturday Tasting
of New Spring Wines with Gary Ballard of MS Walker
April 14, 2 - 5 pm
 
complimentary!
($5.00 suggested donation to Pathways for Children)
 
 
2016 Antinori, SanGiovanni, Orvieto, Classico Superiore, Italy ~ $29.99
The Antinori family of Florence, one of the world's oldest and most distinguished wine producers, has lived in Tuscany since the 14th century and celebrated its 625th anniversary as wine makers in 2010. The current company president, Marchese Piero Antinori, believes in the tradition that the primary role of wine is to accompany food and enhance the dining experience. Centered upon the lush Apennine Range in the center of the Italian peninsula, Umbria is one of the few completely landlocked regions in Italy, and among its green mountains, perched upon a high cliff in the province of Terni, sits the town of Orvieto. Orvieto is the center of Umbria's white wine production and anchor of the region's entire wine scene, producing over two thirds of Umbria's wine. This Orvieto is a blend of 50% Grechetto, 25% Procanico, 25% Pinot Blanc and Viognier. The nose offers notes of peaches, citrus and pineapple, followed by flavors of green apple, melon and citrus. Kathleen says this is the best Orvieto she has ever had. Evah!
 
2016 Puech~Haut 'Prestige' Languedoc, France ~ $19.99
This is one of the top estates in all of Southern France. Gerard Bru grew up working with his grandfather in the local vineyards, and in 2000 sold his business and planted vineyards on the foothills of the Cervennes. The terroir was covered with olive trees and wild herbs.
Gerard planted the first vines in the area, and the rest is, as they say, histoire. This is just an amazingly fabulous rose in the style of Provence. From the up-and-coming Languedoc region, this is a gem not to be missed!  The 2014 was previously the fourth highest-rated French rose from Wine Advocate, and the 2016 is definitely in my top ten! Made from 60% Grenache and 40% Cinsault, it's light pink color is followed by perfumed notes of strawberries, orange blossom and spring flowers. Textured and bright, a glass of this is a delight after a stroll along the Boulevard amidst the tulips...  Every year, this is a top-seller, selling out by the middle of June. If you enjoy, buy a case now - it will not last!
 
 
2015 Castell del Remei, Gotim Bru, Garnacha, Tempanillo, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Spain ~ $17.99
Pioneers of Catalan winemaking for over a century, this is one of the great Catalonian wine-making producers. Castell del Remei is located in Penelles, about 120 km to the west of Barcelona, was built in 1780, and the first vines were planted at the same time. By the 19th century, they had 988 acres of local varietals of grapes, and were the first Catalan winery to sell "aged wine" on the market, using their own brand. They received their first award in 1887, the gold medal at the Brussels International Expo. Castell del Remei is the 4th oldest brand in Spain.
Today, Castell del Remei manages 345 acres of vineyards. They plant a mixture of grape varieties: mainly:  Tempranillo, Garnacha, and also some others, such as: Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The average age of the vines is 20 years old, and some of their Garnachas are more than 40 years old. The vineyards are located at 2,000 feet above sea level with primarily calcareous soil, but also includes some limestone. There is marked diversity of the soils in the estate that contributes to the enormous wealth of nuances typical of Castell del Remei wines. They also own the altitudinous 'boutique' bodega of Cérvoles, which borders Priorat and produces some of the most fascinating wines of Spain. Gotim Bru's aromatic expression is intense and seductive, with balsamic notes of toasted cocoa which give way to spicy nuances and black plums. This is a wine that appeals to both those who love modern fruit~ fruit forward, fresh style, and those who appreciate greater complexity with a Savoury twist and serious structure. Aromas of black cherry, toasted red fruits and a bit of spiced balsamic, with ripe fruit and subtle but structured tannins. Roast lamb? It's not just for Greek Easter!
 
2014 Gerard Bertrand, Corbieres, Grenache, Syra, Mourvedre, Corbieres, France ~ $19.99
Gerard Bertrand was born and raised in the South of France. Making wine with his father, Georges, since the age of 10, Gerard Bertrand offers the full range and diversity of wines from the region - red, white, rose, varietal, appellation, estate, still, sparkling, and dessert. Every wine evokes the image and emotions from the South of France; "Art de Vivre" - the "art of life." Committed to producing quality wines of great value, Gerard is hands on in every facet which bears his name... and has been fortunate to receive great accolades from World Wide press reinforcing his dedication. Included in the Wine Spectator's Top 100 List of 2016, they have this to say of this delicious and very attractively priced wine:
"A deep, concentrated color. The complex aromas of black fruit come from the carefully controlled extraction during vinification and from the exceptional ripeness of the grapes. A wine of distinctive character with all the flavors of ripe fruit, with subtle hints of spices and licorice. Its full, fat body lends it a remarkable elegance."  ~ Wine Spectator
 
2015 Antinori, Aldobrandesca, Vie Cave, Malbec, Tuscany,
Italy ~ $25.99
The Antinori family has been involved in the production of wine for over six centuries, ever since, in 1385, Giovanni di Piero Antinori entered as a member, the "Arte Fiorentina", the Winemakers' Guild of the city of Florence. Today the firm is run by Marquis Piero Antinori with the support of his three daugthers, Albiera, Allegra, and Alessia. They are one of the biggest wine companies in Italy, and their innovations played a large part in the"Super Tuscan" revolution of the 1970s. Antinori is a member of the Primum Familiae Vini and the 10th oldest family owned company in the world.
Fattoria Aldobrandesca estate is located near the town of Sovana in the isolated southern part of the Tuscan Maremma, an area characterized by its fertility, indeed by its virtually wild character...   in the heart of a territory which was first Etruscan and then Roman. Here the Vie Cave, the channelled roads, are found, a fascinating underground but open air road system carved into the tufaceous rock of the zone by this ancient people. The Fattoria Aldobrandesca estate, a microcosm of incredible variety immersed in a lovely natural and archaeological panorama, is located in this splendid landscape, one where international grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec are grown alongside typical native varieties such as Aleatico.
A deep and intense ruby red in color, the wine's fruity aromas mingle and leave ample space to spicy notes, particularly of cloves and vanilla. The palate is balanced and supple, long and with polished, velvety tannins. The finish and aftertaste, dominated by flavors of blueberries and ripe black fruit, are accompanied by subtle notes of dark chocolate. 
 
 
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Our 5-part Wine Course, 
"Become a Wine Expert"
begins
Tuesday, April 3 at 6:30 pm
at Savour Wine and Cheese
76 Prospect St., Gloucester
 

 
The class runs for 5 weeks (four Tuesdays in April and 1 in May)

 
$250.00 - or $225.00 if paid in advance when you sign up.  Limited to 12 people - so call 978 282-1455 or email Kathleen, or sign up on line to save your place!

Added bonus - You get 10% off everything at Savour during the 5 weeks you are a "student."
 
Learn How to: 
Make a $10.00 bottle of wine taste like a $40.00 bottle of wine in minutes.  Save as much as 300% on wine in a restaurant.  Choose the best value in a wine store, and save at least 10% on every purchase.  Find a wine that will make both your food and the wine taste better together.
 
"Become a Wine Expert" will show you all of these "tricks of the trade" and more.  The five-part series, taught by Dr. Kathleen Powers Morgan, Ph.D., wine consultant, and author, will lead you step-by-step through the dizzying array of information about wine.
 
After taking the "Become a Wine Expert" course, you will order wine in a restaurant with confidence, enter any wine store and find the right wine at the right price, be able to choose the right wine for any food, and know the best tools for serving and preserving your precious stock.
 
"Become a Wine Expert" shares the insider secrets, gleaned from Dr. Morgan's years of experience with retail shops, four-star restaurants, wine distributors, importers, and wine makers from around the world.
 
This is the best way to learn what you personally like, so you can fully appreciate wine.  It is also perfect for couples and friends who want 
  to enjoy an activity together. Whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned veteran, "Become a Wine Expert" has something for you.
 
 Call Savour at 978 282-1455 to sign up today for only 250.00. ($225.00 if paid in advance). Cost of class includes notebooks and instructional handouts, vintage charts, food, and several high-quality wines, valued at over $700.00, to taste each week.
 
Class series includes: 1) Tasting Wine, proper evaluation of wine using techniques from the Court of Master Sommeliers, 2) White Wine Varietals, 3) Red Wine Varietals, 4) Wine Tips - Storage, Buying, Ordering in a Restaurant, Decanting, Choosing Glassware, Vintages, Proper Serving Temperature, and 5) Wine and Food "taste testing combinations."
 
Instructor - Kathleen P. Erickson, Ph.D.
Certified sommelier and wine educator, wine consultant,
Owner - Savour Wine and Cheese, and
Experienced lecturer on history, culture, and wine.
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Soup's On!
(Bone-broth and soups ready at Savour)!
With the temperatures dipping into the single digits, and the big game ahead, there is no better time for a steaming bowl of soup or nourishing bone broth from Savour's kitchen.  (And, in case you missed it, January was National Soup Month, so if you forgot to observe it, now is your chance)!  Katrina has been busy in the kitchen whipping up some of Savour's classics as well as a few additions.  We just finished a fresh batch of our deliciously warming, slow-cooked, healthy bone broth.  There is nothing better for sipping on a chilly winter day.

 
                           From "Eating Bird Food"

 We also have more of our classic Brunswick Stew (a tomato-based chicken delight) as well as the hearty, rich Tuscan vegetable stew, simmered with the rind of the famous Cravero Parmesan cheese.  And, just because one of our good customers, Lewis, told Katrina he was "craving it," she cooked up a full pot of her Mushroom Barley Flank Steak stew.  Finally, we have a new vegan option with "Three Sisters Black Bean stew."  The "three sisters" of Latin American cooking are corn, beans, and squash (butternut in this case).  All stews are cooled and vacuum-sealed the same day, and frozen in quart-sized mason jars, for absolute freshness.  Find them in our freezer, priced from $14.99 - $18.99.  So - whether you are dining alone, feeding a crowd of Super bowl fans, or taking a night off from cooking dinner for the two of you, these delicious, filling, flavorful soups will satisfy your cravings and warm your soul!


                                                                    From "A Food Centric Life"

We still have some places left for our Mardi Gras dinner this Sunday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m.  Chef Matt Beach will be cooking again (Yay!), so we are thrilled to have him running the show in the kitchen.  We also just got an entertainment license, so we have our first musical event (a wonderful jazz trio, Krewe de Roux).  

Please come out and support these incredible local musicians.  In general, all your favorite local retail shops and restaurants absolutely need your support this time of year to survive.  Talking with many other business-owners in our area, this has been the toughest January in many years.  We so appreciate your support and encourage you to frequent other favorite businesses on Cape Ann.  In that spirit, I want to give a shout out to a few great restaurants in our area - Tonno (where we recently had one of the best wine-dinner experiences to be had on Cape Ann (along with C.K. Pearl, where Chef-Owner Patrick Shea continues to outdo himself with innovative, artful fine food) and Cygnet in Beverly Farms, now with new owners, a new executive chef and a great new wine list.  We are so fortunate to have business owners who care to do their best for their customers, so thank you for supporting all of us in the frigid days and nights of New England winter...maybe we should make it WINEter?
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UPCOMING EVENTS~   
Open Sundays now
from 2 - 5 pm
(Closed Mother's Day, though)!
 
 
 
   
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Read the write up of Savour and how it all came to pass in Boston Voyager Magazine!

"Meet Kathleen Powers Morgan"

http://bostonvoyager.com/interview/meet-savour-north-shore/

  

Tuesday - Friday, 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday. 10 am - 7 pm
 Sunday. 2 - 5 pm
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 Enjoy complimentary tastings of 20 unique, artisanal, small-production wines, on our state-of-the-art wine machines, while you shop for wine and gourmet foods.  The wines we offer to taste change regularly so come in often to "try before you buy!"  You can also sample cheeses, meats, chocolate, breads, coffee, and many other treats as you wander our wine boutique, cheese and charcuterie shop, chef's table and our open demonstration kitchen.  We look forward to sharing our great food and wine experience with you.

 

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