Collector's Wine Education: Gevrey-Chambertin
Sunday, October 4th
1:30 - 3:30pm
So you know a little bit about the region of Burgundy, the grapes, it's laws and maybe a vintage or two. But how well do you know the village, its vineyards, producers and vintages? Join us for an in-depth lecture and tasting of six wines from the collectible Burgundy village of Gevrey-Chambertin. Enjoy snacking on select artisanal cheeses to compliment the wine.
Saturday, October 10th
12 Noon - 3:00pm
On October 12, 1810, Crown Prince Ludwig was married to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates. The fields were named Theresienwiese ("Theresa's meadow") in honor of the Crown Princess. Although the name remains the same, locals have since simply abbreviated it to the "Wiesn". Oktoberfest was born! 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. Taste brews from Yards, Six Point, Brooklyn, Dogfish Head, Heritage, Great Lakes, Weyerbacher, Hofbraü and Hacker-pschorr breweries. The Chefs at Ninety Acres will present a fall lunch buffet, to pair with the tasting of these craft brews.
Advanced Wine Education: Southern Rhône Valley
Sunday, October 18th
1:30 - 3:30pm
Ask Wine Director Brooke Sabel what she drinks in the month of October, and she'll say anything from the Southern Rhône. Home to Côtes-du-Rhône, Vacqueyras, Gigondas and the legendary Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this region offers a diversity of styles. Join us and see why this region is perfect for fall while you taste through six wines.
Lovers of American wine and followers of the "New California" movement require no introduction to the work of Steve and Jill Klein Matthiasson. The Napa-based husband and wife team met twenty years ago through their shared work in sustainable agriculture, a partnership that has resulted in some of the most fascinating, fresh, and diverse wines made in California today. Steve's career evolved behind the scenes as a vineyard consultant for high profile Napa wineries like Stag's Leap, Spottswoode, and Araujo.
The Matthiassons' impeccably farmed organic vineyards exemplify the high standards and spirit of adventure that California is becoming known for among engaged and eco-conscious wine drinkers.
We are thrilled to announce a special evening for wine lovers and Matthiasson fans. For those who would like to meet Steve in person and raise a glass, or six in this case, you will be experiencing a one of a kind evening highlighting the best of Matthiasson. Arrive ready to eat as Chef David C. Felton and team have created a four course seasonal farm-fresh menu highlighting this wine maker's talents.
Wine vs. Stein: Red Hook Winery vs. Brooklyn Brewery
Wednesday, November 4th
6:30 - 10:00pm
Red Hook Winery and Brooklyn Brewery battle for "who paired it best". As a guest to our unique event, you will hear from both the Winery and Brewery as to how they process, pick and pair their respective trade to each of the four courses prepared by Chef David C. Felton. At this interactive event, we ask you to vote at each course for who paired their craft best. Enjoy drink, food, discussion and the learning process while these two battle for the win!
Hirsch Vineyards Wine Dinner
Tuesday, November 10th
6:30 - 10:00pm
Hirsch Vineyards is recognized as one of the premier sites for Pinot Noir in the New World. David Hirsch planted his vineyard overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the extreme Sonoma Coast in 1980, making it the oldest premium Pinot Noir vineyard in the region. Since then it has become one of the most sought-after sources for Pinot Noir grapes in California, providing fruit to Littorai, Lioco, Williams Selyem, Kistler and many others. Join us welcoming Jasmine Hirsch, Sales & Marketing Director of Hirsch Vineyards, for a dinner highlighting exclusive wines from their library.