JUNE 29, 2 - 4 pm



21ST CENTURY WINES is a small distributor serving Massachusetts and New Hampshire. They specialize in boutique, small-production wines, favoring organic, biodynamic, sustainable wineries that produce a unique product for the discerning consumer. Bill Hoey has been in the wine business for many years and is knowledgeable and happy to share these interesting and unusual wines with us. Come down and enjoy!


Lindeza Loureiro Alvarinho, Lima Valley, Portugal, Varietals: 50% Loureiro, 50% Alvarinho, Alc. 12.5%

Our vineyards are located in the Vinho Verde DOC, in the Lima Valley in the North of Portugal, bordering the Minho River and Galicia. It is a region of deep valleys crossed by clear water streams and a rugged terrain of enormous beauty and biodiversity. This unique and traditional landscape is marked by small vineyards and quaint villages. The cooling influence of the Atlantic Ocean and the granitic soils produce elegant wines with delicate aromas and freshness. Vinho verde literally translates  "green wine," but the name actually refers to it being a wine usually drunk young. Winemaker José Oliveira has been working in the region for more than 30 years. Born and raised in Ponte da Barca, wine was always his passion. His Loureiro Alvarinho has a fresh, intense aromas with notes of tropical fruits. Fresh on the palate, it has good acidity and a lengthy pleasant citrusy finish. Pairs well with sushi, grilled octopus, Manchego cheese. $14.99

Le Bienheureux Rose, Sommiers, France

Varietals: 50% Cinsault, 50% Grenache, Alc13%

The vineyards of Le Bienheureux are located located in Sommiers south of the Garrigues and on the edge of the Vaunage. The topography makes it one of the coolest areas in the region. The cooling winds and higher elevations allow the vines to be planted in optimal exposition. The soils are alluvial, rich in limestone marls, with abundant large pebbles. All of the vines are worked in sustainable agriculture and some in organic farming. They work with the greatest respect for the land and the environment to passionately develop wines with a strong personality, revealing the terroir. The vines are dry farmed. Winemaker Thibault Crespin was raised in the area, in a family of winemakers. Gorgeous rose-petal pink color. Crisp and precise, lovely freshness with delicate aromas of citrus and forest fruits. Balanced and elegant on the palate with a pleasant finish. Pairs well with salads, grilled fish, chicken. $17.99

Cantina Plani Arche Montefalco Rosso, Varietals: 60% Sangiovese, 25% Barbera, 15% Sagrantino,  Alc.14%


Cantina Plani Arche is located across the valley from the ancient city of Assisi. It is comprised of 6 hectares of vineyards across 6 parcels, at average elevations of 250 meters, oriented towards the southeast. The predominant soil is calcareous clay. Roberto DiFilippo, owner and winemaker of Plani Arche, farms organically but it’s more than a check in the box. To deal with foxes, which were devouring his grapes, he brought some geese on to his property. Counterintuitively, geese are aggressive, loud and scary when they swoop down on something invading their territory. Roberto also uses horses to plough his fields and avoid the soil compression that results from 2+ ton tractors. Roberto’s father, Italo, started making wine in 1971. Roberto’s first vintage was in 1980. The winery converted to organic farming in 1994.The Rosso is aged for 12 months in 500-liter oak barrels, plus another 4 months in bottle before release. It is supple and spicy, with dark red to black fruit flavors and tobacco undertones. It has a tannic backbone and a long finish. Pairs well with pizza, grilled mushrooms, charcuterie. $25.99


Cherry Hill Winery Pinot Noir, Eola Hills, Oregon, Varietals: Pinot Noir, Alc.13.8%


Cherry Hill Winery lies directly atop the 45th parallel -- halfway between the equator and the North Pole, at the same Pinot-friendly latitude as Burgundy. This is a region in bloom: we are neighbors with many other noted Eola Hills vineyards and wineries. Cherry Hill is a 150-acre estate, with 90 of those acres planted to Pommard and Dijon clones of pinot noir. All pruning, thinning, and leaf pulling is done by hand; so is the harvesting itself, a rarity in these days of increasing automation. Cherry Hill vineyard was planted in 1998 after extensive soil analysis revealed that the native Jory soils were beautifully suited to pinot noir. The Cherry Hill Winery Estate Pinot Noir is handcrafted using the Pommard clone of Pinot Noir. For added depth and complexity, specially selected barrels of Dijon clone Pinot Noir were blended with this wine. Velvety, fragrant, light and appealing for the ripe blueberry and plum flavors that rise up through the refined tannins and linger on the deftly balanced finish. Pairs well with roasted root vegetables, salmon, duck. $32.99


Blue Rock Baby Blue,

Varietals: 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 14% Syrah, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc, Alc.14% 

Dating back to 1880, the 100-acre Blue Rock estate tells the story of how European winemaking came to Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley. Italian immigrants brought with them olive trees, vine cuttings, and knowledge of grape growing. The region’s undulating golden hills and idyllic vistas even look reminiscent of Tuscany itself. Blue Rock Winery was settled by Italians who worked at the Italian-Swiss Colony winery just down the road. The original stone house was once Villa Maria winery, which closed its doors during Prohibition. Acquired by Kenny and Cheryl Kahn in 1987, the estate maintains much of its Old World character. It even maintains its original olive trees that are now over 140 years old. Baby Blue celebrates the five primary varietals of Bordeaux, plus a bit of Syrah. A gorgeous medium ruby in color, it has aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, graphite, toasted bread, vanilla, and crushed rocks. Hints of black licorice, caramel, roasted coffee bean, bay leaf and green peppercorn all come into play as well. The palate follows through with an interplay of rich black and red fruits, warm dessert spices, sweet pipe tobacco, and toasted oak, all wrapped in gentle tannins and proper acidity for a luxuriously long finish. Pairs well with grilled beef or pork, duck, hard cheeses. $32.99


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And don’t forget to check out what’s new in our beer

case, including a clean, refreshing rice lager from East Regiment Brewing, a veteran-owned

brewery in Salem, and Captains Lament, a Helles lager  from Rockport Brewing.


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 Bill 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.


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Savour Wine and Cheese
76 Prospect St.
Gloucester, Ma 01930
978 282-1455