Upcoming Events at Ninety Acres
June 19, 2015


Upcoming Events:

 
Basic Wine Eduction: Everything is Coming Up Rosé
Sunday, July 12th
2:30 - 3:30pm
It’s mid-summer, barbeques are on and rosé season is in full swing.  Join us as we’ll taste and cover the different ways rosé is made, styles and perfect pairings while sampling four of our favorite roses of this season.
 
 
 
Tito's Vodka Spirit Dinner
Thursday, July 16th
6:30 - 10:00pm
Few Seats Remain
Ninety Acres serves up a three-course dinner paired with Tito’s Vodka. Sip delicious cocktails made from Texas’ first and oldest legal distillery. Our mixologists will create a cocktail for each course to showcase this unique vodka. While dining, learn more from a Tito’s representative about this small batch, micro-distilled spirit. 
 
 
 
Walk Around Wine Tasting: Wines of the Mediterranean
Saturday, July 18th
12:00 Noon - 3:00pm
 
Ninety Acres' Walk Around Wine Tastings are back! It’s summer and we can't help but think of relaxing near the great oceans and seas. This event kicks-off our Walk Around Wine Tasting season with Wines of the Mediterranean. 
Taste the vast range of wines from Spain, France, Italy, Croatia and Greece while you savor a farm-fresh lunch buffet  prepared by Sous Chef Charles Bauer that will make you think you are oceanside, somewhere in the world. 
 
 
 
Cocktail Making Class: Farm to Glass
Sunday, July 19th
1:30 - 3:30pm
Here at Ninety Acres, we prefer to break down the barrier between the food on your plate and where it was derived from. The same concept goes for your drinks! In this new cocktail class, our Mixologists will use fresh and seasonal ingredients to create delicious options for filing your glass. Learn how to make summer infusions, syrups and more. Cheers!
 
 
 
Advanced Wine Education: Greece
Sunday, July 26th
1:30 - 3:30pm
It was the Greeks who we have to thank for spreading the vine love amongst much of Europe.   Guess what?  Greek wine is back — and better than ever. In this stunning Mediterranean country, producers are redirecting their focus to high quality and these ancient grapes have plenty of interesting things to say.  Don't let pronunciations catch your tongue, these wines are delicious and well worth exploring.
 
 
 
4th Annual Crab Boil
Wednesday, July 29th / Rain Date: August 5th
6:30 - 9:30pm
 
Despite the name, the cooking technique is actually steaming. With beer, vinegar and liberal seasoning, crabs are placed in pots to steam. Afterwards, the bright red crabs are pulled up and turned out onto platters.
Tables are covered with layers of brown paper or newspaper and wooden mallets are provided for cracking claws to easily remove the crabmeat.
Join us for a fun outdoor dining experience featuring this fresh and sweet shell fish served with traditional family style accompaniments. Cheers to a night under the stars with your choice of Great Lakes Gold or or sip this season's best rosé wines!
 
 
 
Basic Wine Education: Wines for a Wedding Celebration
Sunday, August 9th
2:30 - 3:30pm
Wedding season is just around the corner. If you're planning one (or attending), you have quite a few decisions to make. Maybe you are wondering what do you get the happy couple as a gift? When it comes to wine, gathering a selection to satisfy every palate can be quite difficult.  We're here to help. Taste through four versatile wines perfect for gift giving or to sip on your big day and all the events surrounding it. 
 
 
 
Walk Around Wine Tasting: Wines of the Southern Hemisphere
Saturday, August 15th
12:00 Noon - 3:00pm
What’s happening just south of the Equator?  This is home to some of the most fascinating up-and-coming winegrowing areas. Vineyards are popping up in the hot high deserts, to the mountain foothills, the cool foggy coast and everywhere in between.  Come and taste a variety of wines and styles from Chile, Argentina, Uraguay, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia!  Sous Chef Charles Bauer will prepare a Latin American style barbecue known as Churrasco to keep with our savory South of the Equator theme.
 
 
 
Advanced Wine Education: Island Hopping 
Sunday, August 23rd
1:30 - 3:30pm
Grab your passport and jet off to the islands with us.  Learn about the grapes, soils, history with Wine Director Brooke Sabel as she guides you through a tasting of six wines from Islands such as Sicily, Corsica and the Canary Islands.
 
 
 

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Ninety Acres' Choice of the Month: May

"Wine of the Month"

Producer: Sentier
Varietal: 95% Grenache, 5% Cinsault, Syrah and Counoise
Vintage: 2014
Region: Provence
Country: France
 
Winery Information:
·     Winery is located just northwest of Aix-en-Provence
·     Vigneron is Philippe Pouchin.  He has been with the winery since the early 1990’s.
·      Philippe’s wines are produced as an honest reflection of his desire to respect the land.  He works to create balance in the vineyards through biodiversity
·     Organic
 
Description:
Crisp acidity, refreshing, hint of strawberry
 
Food Pairings:
Salads, fish and a warm summer day!
 
Brooke Sabel: Wine Director & Sommelier
 

"Beer of the Month"

Beer: American Beauty
 
Brewer: Dogfish Head
 
Style:  Imperial Pale Ale
 
Location: Milton, DE
 
A.B.V. 9.0%
 
Description
American Beauty, an Imperial Pale Ale inspired by the Grateful Dead, captures the spirits of the band’s 30 years of touring and recording. Dogfish Head and the Dead both built their followings by connecting directly with beer lovers and music lovers, so we asked loyal fans to drive the recipe. For more than 1500 ingredient suggestions, organic granola was tops. It was the main course in millions of parking lot meals and is a sweet and toasty complement to the barley and all-American hops. ***Note – THE GRANOLA UTILIZED CONTAINS ALMONDS!***
 
Pairing
Pair with Ninety Acres Seared King Salmon, nameko mushrooms & crushed peas
 
 
Mike Smythe, Certified Cicerone ® & Beverage Director

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