Upcoming Events at Ninety Acres
September 24, 2014


	

Upcoming Events:

 
 
Advanced Wine Education: Oregon
Sunday, October 19th
2:00 - 4:00 pm
 
Is Oregon producing the best Pinot Noir in the world today?  
Wine Director Brooke Sabel will guide you through an in-depth exploration about the history, soils, climate and winemaking traditions that impact the valley's wines.  Learn about the variations among each of the valley's AVAs (sub-regions), highlighting the iconic producers and most recognized vineyards of each area.

 

 
 

 

Wine vs. Stein
Wednesday, October 22nd
6:30 - 10:00 pm
 
Join us for our 10th Wine vs Stein battle with a dual between Idlewild Wines and Stone Brewing. Ninety Acres' Wine Director Brooke Sabel and Beverage Director Michael Smythe, pair  their respective trade to this four-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef David C. Felton. 
 
Enjoy an evening with the winery and brewery representatives as they teach you the uniqueness of their libations. Take notes while you dine on each of Chef Felton's four-courses and decide if Brooke or Michael paired it better. You will be surprised which way your vote may turn.  
 
 
 
Basic Wine Education: Chile & Argentina
Sunday, November 2nd
3:00 - 4:00 pm 
 
South America is home to some of the most fascinating up-and-coming winegrowing areas. This region carries diversities ranging from the hot high desert to the foothills of the Andes, the cool and foggy coast and everywhere in between! Wine Director Brooke Sabel will guide you through a various array of whites and reds from some of this continent's most exciting wineries.
 
 

 

 

Advanced Wine Education: The New California
Sunday, November 16th
2:00 - 4:00 pm
 
Let’s face it.  We all want to seek out what’s the next best thing in California and it’s all about thinking outside of the Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon box.  It's almost hard to find a grape or area California winemakers haven't explored. 
 
We'll explore the “new” California wines with Wine Director Brooke Sabel while tasting through 6 wines from off-the-wall grape varieties to off-the-beaten-path vineyards.  Know what’s cool before your friends do.
 
 
 
Kentucky Bourbon Tasting Dinner
Wednesday, November 19th
6:30 - 10:00 pm
 
In 1964, Congress officially recognized Bourbon’s place in our history by declaring it a distinctive product of the United States. Kentucky has been the frontier location for distilling bourbon through out history. Today, various styles, approaches, ingredients and theories govern the remaining distilleries which dot the Kentucky countryside, yielding different flavors of bourbons.
 
Join us for our Kentucky Bourbon Tasting Dinner! Chef David C. Felton will prepare a four-course menu paired to tastings of this historic spirit. Kevin Loser, Master of Whiskey at Fedway Associates, will guide you through the differences of the expressions from Orphan Barrel's Barterhouse, Woodford, Blanton’s and Four Roses. Finish the night with complimentary cigars on the outdoor patio. 
 
 
 
Thanksgiving Reservations at Ninety Acres
Thursday, November 27th
Noon to 5:00pm
 
Three course Prix Fixe Menu
$85.00 per adult $20.00 per child 12 years old and younger
 
5 choices for Appetizer
5 choices for Entree
Price includes Family Style side dishes
20% gratuity will be added to all checks
 
To reserve your table please call our reception desk at 908.901.9500 ext 1 or visit the OpenTable website
 
 
Cocktail Class: Holiday Punches
Saturday, December 6th
3:30 to 5:00pm
 
Join us at ninety Acres for an afternoon of making and tasting festive holiday punches. Mixologist Christina D’Orta will teach you how to make delicious concoctions. Learn how to spice up your cider, add a little kick to your eggnog; all guaranteed to make your party a hit!
 
 
 
Basic Wine Education: Sparkling Wines
Sunday, December 7th
3:00 to 4:00pm
 
What does blanc de blancs mean? Why is Champagne so much more expensive than Lambrusco?  What’s the difference really between vintage and non-vintage? In this class Wine Director Brooke Sabel will cover: how sparkling wine is made; styles of sparkling wine and popular regions; what makes true Champagne so special; sparkling terminology and general pairing suggestions.
 
 
 
Advanced Wine Education: Champagne
Sunday, December 14th
2:00 to 4:00pm
 
Just in time for the holidays!! Wine Director Brooke Sabel will lead you through the complexities of Champagne, including the history, terroir and production methods. With a focus on grower-producers, this class will explore how variations in variety, soil types, vintage characteristics and subregions will make you raise a toast every day in celebration.   
 

 

To view all of our events with full descriptions, pricing, etc, click here. 

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Ninety Acres' Choice of the Month:

"Wine of the Month"

Producer: Le P’Tit Paysan
Varietal:  Chardonnay
Vintage:  2012
Country:  U.S.
Region:  California
Appellation:  Monterey County
 
History:
  • Grapes sourced near jacks hill, which is known for rich iron, granite, limestone soils.
  • Winemaker Ian Brand, moved to California from Utah to pursue surfing  Fell in love with wine, worked as assistant winemaker for Bonny Doon till 2007 before starting Le P’tit Paysan.
  • Ian is known for his Organic approach in harvesting and winemaking techniques.
  •  Brand was named one of Wine Enthusiast’s “40 Under 40 Tastemakers” in 2013
Description:
Crisp Acidity, balanced with tree fruits like apples and pears, while maintaining solid minerality . Med to Full Body
 
Food Pairings:
Meaty Fish like Salmon, monk fish, lobster. Roasted Quail and Chicken
 
Glass: Burgundy 
 
Drew Love - Sommelier
Brooke Sabel - Wine Director
 

"Beer of the Month"

New Holland Dragon’s Milk
 
Style:  Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout
 
A.B.V. 10%
 
Description
This beer is the perfect fireside sipper, a stout with roasted malt character intermingled with deep vanilla tones all dancing in an oak bath.
 
Pairing
Pair with a Ninety Acres Pan Roasted 14oz. Bone in Ribeye Steak or perhaps our Cheese plate.
 
 
Mike Smythe - Beverage Director
 
 

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