Upcoming Events at Ninety Acres
August 30, 2014


	

Upcoming Events:

 
Walk Around Wine Tasing: Italian Wines
Saturday, September 13th
12:00 - 3:00 pm
 
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, Italy offers a  diversity of styles and flavors to please everyone.
Join Ninety Acres as we wrap up our Walk Around Wine Tasting season with a collection of wines from this diverse country. Enjoy a seasonal lunch buffet prepared by Sous Chef Charles Bauer.
 
 
 
Basic Wine Education: How to Taste
Sunday, September 21st
3:00 - 4:00 pm
 
Have you ever been to a wine tasting or out to dinner where wine was described as having aromas of lemongrass, wet stone or gooseberries? Did you feel completely lost? If you know how to drink wine but don't really know how to taste it, then grab your friends for a fun afternoon of learning.  Soon you will be describing wine like the professionals! 
 
 
 
Advanced Wine Education: Tuscany
Sunday, September 28th
2:00 - 4:00 pm
 
Tuscany is where Sangiovese is king.  Join Wine Director Brooke Sabel as she covers the history of the regions; geology and climate; appellations and classifications; and vintages. 
Taste through 6 classic producers and see for yourself. Walk away from this class with more confidence and an in-depth understanding of this Italian region. 
 

Ramey Wine Dinner

Wednesday, October 1st
6:30 - 10:00 pm
 
David Ramey is a legendary winemaker who helped make Simi, Chalk Hill, and Dominus famous.  The wines from the winery bearing his name are now the benchmark standard of balanced and complex Chardonnay and age worthy reds.
Join us as we sample some of the new releases from the winery with the Ramey’s National Sales Director George Staikos as we savor a 4-course-tasting menu from Chef David C. Felton. 
 
 
 
Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 4th
12:00 - 3:00 pm
 
On October 12, 1810, Crown Prince Ludwig was married to Princess Therese of SaxeHildburghausen. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates. Modern celebration has replaced the small tents with giant brewery-sponsored beer halls that can hold up to  5,000 people apiece. It now lasts 16 days, sees about 6 million visitors and pours 5.5 million liters of beer. 
Ninety Acres Beverage Director, Michael Smythe, has organized a fantastic celebration in the classic Oktoberfest tradition. The Breweries that will be featured are Brooklyn, Dogfish Head, Great Lakes, Heritage, Victory and Weyerbacher Brewing. The Chefs at Ninety Acres will present a fall lunch buffet, to pair with the tasting of these craft brews.
 

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Oddero Wine Dinner
Tuesday, October 21st
6:30 - 10:00 pm

 

Oddero is rich in tradition, with their estate and vineyards dating back to the 18th century. Join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating the fall season with Isabella Oddero and 56 Degree Wine.   
 
Sip wines from Oddero’s diverse collection of various vineyards and bottle sizes, paired to Chef David C. Felton’s four-course menu showcasing this season’s first white truffles.
 
Wines to be featured:
-Langhe Bianco Collaretto 2012
-Barolo 2010 1.5 Liter
-Barolo 2009 1.5 Liter                      
-Barolo Vigna Rionda 2004
-Barolo Villero 2009 5 Liter

 

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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.  
 
 

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Ninety Acres' Choice of the Month:

"Wine of the Month"

Wine of the Month:
Producer: Arianna Occhipinti
Vintage:  2013
Varietal: Frappato, Nero d’Avola
Region:  Sicily
Country:  Italy
 
Winery Information
Arianna got her start when she was only just 24 years old, grabbing the attention of importers at a local Italian wine festival. Six years later she is now known as one of the most innovative winemakers in all of Italy.
SP68 is the name of the highway that runs past the vineyard. Grass grows free between each row, and Arianna plants fava beans in every otherrow for the SP-68 vineyards. The idea is to create biodiversity and stimulate the soil in one row while the alternate gets "a year off". She also uses paper tape, as opposed to plastic, to tie vines; avoiding plastic falling off and polluting the soil.
 
Description
Dark berry notes of blueberry and cassis, with a finish of leather, mineral, acid, and red fruit.
 
Food Pairing
This wine can accompany a range of foods from wild game to a simple cheese plate.
 
 
Drew Love - Sommelier
Brooke Sabel - Wine Director
 

"Beer of the Month"

Breckenridge Brewery Autumn Ale
 
ABV: 6.7%
 
Description:
This fall seasonal combines the malty goodness of a German lager with the clean crispness of an American ale. Brewed with Munich malts and a delicate blend of Bavarian hops, it's a full-bodied treat with a nutty-sweet middle, a warming alcohol level and notes of toasted grains.
 
Food Pairing:
The perfect accompaniment to our Griggstown Chicken Entrée, or our 20 oz Painted Hills Ribeye.
 
 
Mike Smythe - Beverage Director
 
 

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