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2022 Winter Wine Festival

WENTWORTH BY THE SEA HOTEL | JANUARY 21, 2022 - FEBRUARY 13, 2022 A Celebration of Wine, Food &  Song We couldn’t be more ...

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Friday, Jan, 21st, 2022
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12:00 - 11:59 PM

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WENTWORTH BY THE SEA HOTEL | JANUARY 21, 2022 – FEBRUARY 13, 2022

A Celebration of Wine, Food &  Song
We couldn’t be more excited about the roster of excellent wines and and personalities we have assembled for this winter’s wine festival, presented in the luxury and comfort of the historic Wentworth by the Sea Hotel. This will be our 18th year bringing together the superb cuisine of the Wentworth’s culinary team with winery representatives and their premium wines from around the globe amid the polished hospitality of our service staff in this grand setting on a little island, off the coast of New Hampshire.

From multi-course Grand Vintner’s Dinners to Big Tastings of Flight Nights to Bubbles & Jazz Brunches, the common thread running throughout is excellence. Please join us for a month of celebrating these masters of their craft and the inspiration they bring us.

THE BIG TASTINGS
FRIDAYS, JANUARY 21ST & FEBRUARY 11TH 6–8:30PM
The Big Tasting in the ballroom is nothing less than a playground for food and wine lovers.
Guests will be able to choose from a vast array of wines in this walk-around event with numerous wine and food stations. Live Jazz with recording artist Chris Klaxton.
$59.95 per person, 20% service charge & 9% tax

FLIGHT NIGHTS, AN ESCORTED TOUR
EVERY MONDAY–THURSDAY • 5PM-7PM
Explore wines of the world with our skilled staff as your guide. This is a fun opportunity to taste and compare three different wines at once in our inviting lounge. Flights cost $14-$18 depending on each evening’s featured wines.

GRAND VINTNER’S DINNERS
BRINGING THE WINEMAKER’S EXPERIENCE CLOSER
RECEPTION 6PM • 4-COURSE DINNER 7PM
The Grand Vintner’s dinners, now a winter wine festival tradition, fully express the marriage of food & wine. These four-course dinners bring guests closer to the winemaking experience. Each dinner starts with a wine reception with our guest host and passed hors d’oeuvres. Wentworth by the Sea’s Executive Chef Lee Michael presents a carefully selected menu to enhance each wine.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22ND
GRAND VINTNER’S DINNER FEATURING HOOPES WINES WITH LINDSEY HOOPES
Reception 6pm, 4-Course Dinner at 7pm
Born and bred a wine enthusiast, Lindsey Hoopes grew up on a farm playing amidst the vineyards. Joining her father, Spencer Hoopes, during their daily walks along the vines, frequent conversations in the Hoopes household focused on growing cycles and brand strategy. Often found in the garden, Lindsey’s interests have always been rooted in nature. Developing a unique and in depth perspective of the wine growing world, it’s no surprise she has become one of the youngest and one of the few females winery leaders in all of Napa Valley.
$129.95 per person plus 20% service charge & 9% tax

SATURDAY, JANUARY 29TH
GRAND VINTNER’S DINNER FEATURING CANARD WINES WITH ADAM FOX
Reception 6pm • 4-Course Dinner at 7pm

Adam always left a little extra time to visit Napa Valley and indulge his lifelong appreciation of wine and food. It was on one of those trips that he realized winemaking was the ultimate culmination of his interests and talents. Within a few years, he would move the Bay Area and immerse himself in learning everything he could about what made a truly incredible bottle of wine. In 2010, Adam met Rich Czapleski, one of the last true gentleman farmers in Napa Valley. The two shared a common desire to create wines rooted in integrity that focused on quality over quantity and artistry over commercialization. Over the last ten years, Adam has infused Canard Vineyard with that artistry, creating elegant, terroir driven wines that can only be achieved in small quantities as they have been created without compromise. It could be said that under Adam’s direction, Canard Vineyard now produces art in the form of wine.
$169.95 per person, plus 20% service charge & 9% tax.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH
GRAND VINTNER’S DINNER TOUR OF ITALY WINE DINNER WITH CIRO PIRONE
Reception 6pm • 4-Course Dinner at 7pm

Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage Company, is a graduate of the Istituto Alberghiero (Hotel and Restaurant Management school) of Salerno, Italy and a Vinitaly Wine Ambassador (Vinitaly Wine Academy). Traveling and working in Italy, England and the US, Ciro developed an incredible passion for wine, food and culture. After all, growing up in Italy, wine was always a very important part of his family’s lifestyle and traditions.
In 2007, Ciro accepted the position of Italian Wine Specialist for Horizon Beverage. After successful growth at HBC, Ciro accepted on a new challenge as the US Brand Manager for the Arnaldo Caprai Winery of Montefalco (Umbria), the top producer of worldwide recognized Sagrantino di Montefalco. In June 2011, Ciro returned to Horizon Beverage with a new position of Director of Italian Wines in support of their expanding presence in the New England marketplace. Ciro is happy to share his passion for Italian wine and culture in an effort to give the American wine consumer a better understanding and appreciation for Italian wine!
$149.95 per person, plus 20% service charge & 9% Tax.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH
GRAND VINTNER’S DINNER SONOMA VS NAPA WITH MASTER SOMMELIER MICHAEL JORDAN AND JACKSON FAMILY OF WINES
Reception 6pm • 4-Course Dinner at 7pm
One of 15 people in the world to hold both Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator diplomas, Michael works with the entire portfolio of Jackson Family Wines which includes more than 30 wineries from the US, France, Chile, Italy and Australia. This dinner showcases some of the great wines in the Jackson Family Wines portfolio. You decide and vote on what wines are better…Napa or Sonoma.
$169.20 per person, plus 20% service charge & 9% Tax.

BUBBLES & JAZZ BRUNCH
SUNDAYS • 10AM–2PM
For over a decade now the best motivation for getting out of bed on Sunday has been the spectacular Bubbles and Jazz Brunch at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel. This great tradition continues during the Festival–but with a special feature. High-scoring, premium sparkling wines from around the world are poured, helping you to linger over your sumptuous meal.
$59.95 per person, plus 20% service charge & 9% tax.

CALENDAR OF BUBBLES & JAZZ:
January 23 • CHLOE, Prosecco, Italy
January 30 • CUPCAKE, Prosecco, Italy
February 6 • MARQUÉS DE CÁCERES, Cava, Spain
February 13 • 90+ CELLARS, Prosecco, Australia

CALL TO RESERVE – 603.422.7322

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