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76 Prospect St., Gloucester, MA 01930

978 282-1455

  Come and visit us  at the corner of Pleasant and Prospect St., across from St. Ann's church. 

Parking located behind our store!  

 

 Hours (Now Open 7 days a week)!

Monday - noon - 6 p.m.

Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 7 pm

Saturday - 10 am - 7 pm

Sunday - noon - 4 p.m.

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Hey Everyone!  We won!  Such great support from all of you!  The readers of Northshore Magazine

voted Savour "Best Wine Selection!"  Thank you!

Why Taste?
 
         Savour Saturday Wine Tastings 
        A Learning Experience by the glass    
 
The more you taste, the more you refine your
understanding and enjoyment of wine.  
   
By comparing different wines with us each Saturday, over time, you fine-tune your palate to identify and appreciate what each wine uniquely offers by applying your senses to wines' essential qualities.
  
Your Senses, The Bridge To Wine's DNA
See, Swirl, Smell, Sip and Savour

See 
Observe the wines color, hue, age (by inspecting the rim color variation), and viscosity (by studying the "legs," 
as the wine drips down the inside of the glass).
Swirl 
Release the wine's vapor and aromas (by swirling to create the "legs.")
Smell
 Inhale deeply.  As much as 90% of the taste is olfactory. The first whiff of a wine gives you the most important impression . . . in anticipation of what is to come.
Sip 
 
 
Experience the wine's
taste structure.  Flavors are sweet, salty, sour, acidic and/or beefy (the 5th taste, "Umami").
Savour 
Enjoy each swallow.  Good wines have three things in common: balance, complexity, and length. How does the one you are tasting measure up?
 
*We use Riedel glassware exclusively for Savour wine tastings

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  "He who knows how to taste does not drink wine but savours secrets..."
~ Salvador Dali

 
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A word about Pathways . . .

As many of you know, we provide an opportunity at our Saturday tastings to support Pathways  with a voluntary donation.  (Of course, you can donate any time - just drop a few dollars in the glass bowl).  Now, however, we are doing a "Match the Month" program whereby you can volunteer to match whatever we collect in a month, or any amount of your own choosing.  That means that every dollar you drop in the glass bowl will count for double.  We already have a full year of "matches," but if  there is a month you would like to contribute, please let me know - we may even triple our donations on some months!  Pathways just started its fiscal year July 1 and we have already collected what we normally would collect in 6 months! (Over $2000 in one month!)  Your contribution makes a big difference, providing education and services for our local children, giving them a better start in life and a brighter future.  So whether you contribute at Savour or decide to "Match a Month," we want to say Thank you!

                                                                                                    Kathleen Morgan

Before I began my foray into the world of wines, and food, I spent thirteen years working at the Deaconess Hospital in Radiation Oncology. One of my favorite people there, excluding the patients and their families, and my immediate co~workers, was a pharmacist named Fred. He eventually ended up working at Classic Wines, I eventually ended up in culinary school, working as a private chef, having a catering company, then managing restaurants for decades before venturing into the world of wine retail, where I now buy wine from Classic. It seems such a natural progression from medicine, helping people feel healthier and happier, to doing the same with wine. People used to ask me if it wasn't depressing working in Oncology. It had its moments, to be sure (the next time you come in, ask me about my sobbing clown experience), but it also gave me the greatest life lesson I could ever have hoped for, especially at an early age, 
and that is this. Live life and love to the fullest, every day. You never know when the rug might be pulled out from under you, and your whole world turned upside down. So drink as much champagne with the people you love every day. If you're thinking about whether your glass is half empty or half full, let it be overflowing with vintage champagne. I have celebrated much in my last three years at Savour. Meeting and getting to know so many lovely people, and tasting so much lovely wine. Life is bubbly!
Enjoy your weekend, and Tim will be pouring some fabulous wines Saturday 2~5, in case your  taste buds are in a dancing mood. Hope to see you!
 
~ Katrina
 
 
Saturday Tasting with Tim Speziale
Saturday, August 24th
2 ~ 5
complimentary!
($5.00 suggested donation to Pathways for Children)
 
 
 

 
2017 Villa Wolf, Pinot Gris, South Africa ~ $14.99
Founded in 1756, in the Pfalz region of Germany, the J.L. Wolf estate (now called Villa Wolf) was a successful 
and highly regarded winery for more than two centuries. It entered an especially glamorous era with the construction of its Italianate estate house and villa in 1843. It was here in the Pfalz region, back in the 19th century, that Pinot Gris was first identified as an individual variety and vinified separately. The modern-day Villa Wolf Pinot Gris is made in a full-bodied, dry style with fresh, unoaked fruit and a crisp texture. It is an excellent partner for salmon, chicken or pork.
2014 Sinskey, Pinot Blanc, Carneros, CA~ $24.99
Planted in three of Sinskey's prime Carneros vineyards, the wine achieves optimal ripeness while maintaining a vibrant structure and oh, so refreshing on the palate. There are high aromatic notes of white flower, lemon peel, ginger spiced pear, almond, and melon. The wine is vibrant with a good mid-palate weight that makes for a more-than-worthy dinner companion for a wide array of culinary delights. 

Richard, Cremant du Jura, Pinot Noir, France  ~ $29.99
The estate has its roots beginning in 1919 when Xavier Richard purchased the adjacent properties from his neighbors, but it wasn't until his son Jean Richard took over did they begin concentrating on wine. In fact, by 1947 the domaine cultivated a local reputation in the area for its wines and by 1976, Pierre Richard continued the family tradition extending the property to Mantry where a former hill of vines has been reclaimed. Practicing organic, with notes of strawberries and sweet cherries, this is delicious with chevre & honey, roast chicken with mushrooms, wine poached peaches...ah, the possibilities are endless!
 
 
2014 Chateau Moulin de l'Esperance, Bordeaux, France ~ $14.99
Think Bordeaux is all about fancy châteaux, luxury cars and $1,000 bottles? Think again. Bordeaux might be the most prestigious wine region in France, but it still has hundreds of small family-run wineries like Château Moulin de la Roquille. Chateau Moulin de la Roquille's L'esperance is a full-bodied red with a rich nose of smoke, herb and berry aromas. The palate is dominated by delicious plush black cherry fruit flavors, smooth tannins and a hint of cut wood before a long, silky finish. Perfect for beef shortribs, lamb, hearty stews, and ripe cheeses.

 
2015 Villebois, Menetou~Salon, Pinot Noir Loire, France ~ $24.99
The Loire Valley is home to over 4000 wineries that produce a dizzying array of elegant, quality wines. There are racy whites, refreshing rosés, reds that favor fruit over force, and sumptuous sweet and sparkling wines that even rival neighboring Champagne. It is here in the "Garden of France" that you can revel in beautiful summer days, stunning chateaux, and several of France's most underrated wines. Southwest of Sancerre is Menetou-Salon AOP. The white wines are vibrant with a distinctive aroma of dried chamomile flowers, while the rosé and red Pinot Noir wines are medium-bodied with notes of cherry, plum, and candied fruits. This wine is made from Pinot Noir grapes grown on selected terroirs, and it's a very accessible wine with a compellingly silky palate. The bouquet exhibits intense cherry and raspberry aromas in combination wit a compellingly smooth palate and a silky long-lasting finale! Perfect to pair with white meats and red fruit delights.
 
 
2016 Gravel Bar, Columbia Valley, WA~ $19.99
Gravel Bar, in Washington's Columbia Valley, is a full~bodied Cabernet, with a bit of Merlot, 
that balances between fruit and herbal flavors in this delicious wine. Black cherry, mocha, current, plum 
and raspberry marry deliciously with fennel and mint. Providing a backdrop of fullness on the palate are firm tannins. Pair this with braised lamb shank on a bed of couscous, roast prime rib, or duck confit.

 
Saturday, August 24
open from 10 am - 7 pm
(Special Tasting from 2 - 5 pm)

Our new wine selection from our new $14.99 section - exceptional quality at a great price!
 
 
NEW THIS WEEK AT SAVOUR!
Check out our new display of what we have just brought in!


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We also have a plethora of new chocolates from Philips Chocolate House, handmade since 1925. 

 
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We have a collection for your selection of very attractively priced wines in our $9.99 section, and now we've added a $14.99 section for your shopping ease. Still great prices, but with a bit more complexity and layers to the wines. Come check it out!
 
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SAVOUR'S FALL HOURS ~ 

~OPEN ~ 
TUESDAY ~ FRIDAY   11~7
SATURDAY        10 ~ 7

CLOSED ~
SUNDAY* & MONDAY
 
                 *OPEN BY APPOINTMENT

 

 

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