The Nitty Gritty
- Price is for one person
- Must be 21 or older (sorry kiddos!)
- Tasting is from 2-4 p.m., and you can drop in any time
- Includes 10% off 2 bottles of wine bought in store on the day of your tasting
- No refunds for missed event
We’ve all fancied ourselves a sommelier at one point or another. We throw around fancy words like tannins, legs, acidity, bouquet, and mouthfeel like we have a degree in drinking, but let’s be honest here: do we really know what we're talking about? How much of our wine knowledge came from our eccentric aunt who happens to drink (a lot) of wine, and how much of it came from someone who actually knows what they’re talking about? We’re willing to bet that you, like us, are pretty much making it up as you go. This is where Savor Wine Boutique comes in. Savor carries small-batch wines from all over the world, giving us a unique and hard-to-find, yet affordable, selection of wines we can’t get at the grocery store. Tucked into Kirkwood Station’s main street, Savor also provides the neighborhood with an indispensable service- wine education. And now Scouts, you get to finish up your Sunday brunch, and just keep on drinking wine into the afternoon with Savor Sundays.
The gang at Savor gets their hands on some pretty interesting wines. We’re talking wines from lesser known regions (sipping on Napa Valley grapes is out for this one, folks) like Bierzo, Hungary, Austria, Eastern European countries, even Brazil. And the grapes? Just put down that glass of chardonnay or merlot, and get a big, bold sip of garganega, bobal, bonarda, mencia, or tannat. Don’t know what any of this means? You’re in good company. You’ll be introduced to new varietals and regions, and given lots of information about the different tastes and personalities of each wine, and experience the terroir of the grapes- the unique expression of flavor that comes from the environment around it.
Savor pours and sells mostly eco friendly wines- meaning they’re made with minimal chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Some of the vineyards they work with even use animals to fertilize the soil naturally, some collect rainwater to keep the grapes from going thirsty, and they only work with wineries that pay their workers fair wages. Since Savor is all about sustainability and fair trade practices, you’ll probably even learn a bit about where the wine came from, who grew the grapes, and each step in the fermenting and aging process during the tasting as well. You’ll taste five or six wines along with some wine-friendly light bites, and are treated to 10% off two or more bottles of wines you may fall in love with and purchase that day. Caution: you’ll probably fall in love with a lot of wines. We can speak from experience that they only stock the good stuff.Find Savor on Facebook, Instgram, and Twitter.