Upcoming Events at Ninety Acres
July 23, 2015
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.
Behind Their Craft: "A Lime and a Shaker" Cocktail Dinner
Thursday, August 27th
6:30 - 10:00pm
Join us as we welcome Tad Carducci Founding Partner of Tippling Bros. Bar Consulting. Tad Carducci is a lifelong bartender, award-winning mixologist and restauranteur, with over twenty-five years experience in the hospitality industry. He has won several major awards and national cocktail competitions and has judged, organized and emceed a few as well.
His work has been featured in Food and Wine Magazine, NY Times, NBC’s the Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, Food Network and many more. Along with partner, Paul Tanguay, he penned the 2011 Cheers Media Spirits On-Premise Handbook. Tad will be discussing and creating cocktails based off of the recipes available in the Tippling Bros. recently released, tequila based cocktail book “A Lime and a Shaker”. Chef Felton and his team will create a three-course Mexican inspired menu to compliment these libations. Enjoy dinner and drinks with this truly special guest!
All guests will receive a signed copy of “A Lime and a Shaker” compliments of Ninety Acres.
Walk Around Wine Tasting: Wines of Italy
Saturday, September 12th
12:00 Noon - 3:00pm
Italy offers a diversity of styles and flavors to please everyone. With 20 wine-producing regions, from Barolos and Valpolicellas in the North to the Tuscan land of Sangiovese to the Nero d’Avola in the South, you will be sure to find a new favorite. Join Ninety Acres as we wrap up our Walk Around Wine Tasting season with a collection of wines from this diverse country. Feast on a seasonal lunch buffet by Sous Chef Charles Bauer that will make you say Amore!
Ninety Acres' Choice of the Month: July
"Wine of the Month"
Varietal: 95% Grenache, 5% Cinsault, Syrah and Counoise
· 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
Crisp acidity, refreshing, hint of strawberry
Salads, fish and a warm summer day!
Brooke Sabel: Wine Director & Sommelier
"Beer of the Month"
Beer: Grapefruit I.P.A.
Brewer: Ballast Point
Style: Indian Pale Ale
Location: San Diego, CA
Ballast Point's award-winning IPA, with a citrus twist. The addition of grapefruit to this beer complements and elevates the trademark “West Coast” citrusy hop character. Although grapefruit is a winter fruit this brew is the perfect summer refresher.
Pair with Ninety Acres Yellow Fin Tuna Appetizer
Mike Smythe, Certified Cicerone ® & Beverage Director