Alibi's Swirl, Swish and Swallow

5:30 PM 12/10/09 - $30

at Hispanic Cultural Center

December 10, 2009 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Time: 5:30pm     Day: Thursday     Ages: 21+ Ages     Price: $30
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Gruet Winery and Law Office of Michelle Baca and Associates, P.A. Present...

HOLIDAY WINE TASTING EVENT

National Hispanic Cultural Center

Thursday, Dec. 10 • 5:30-9:00 p.m.

Taste and experience over 55 specially-selected, internationally-recognized boutique wines and micro-brewed beers along with hors d'oeuvres and samples from some of Albuquerque's finest restaurants, with entertainment from The Fabulous Martini Tones and DJ Cassyle and a chance to win fabulous electronics from Paradise Village.

A portion of the proceeds to benefit Watermelon Mountain Ranch

(Click here for directions to NHCC)

 

Featuring These Participating Wineries!

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Achaval Ferrer, Adegas Castro Brey, Antinori, Argyle, Bertani, Blackstone, Bodega Uno, Bonny Doon, Bottega Vinaia, Burgess, Casa Rondeña, Clos du Bois, Columbia Crest, Curtis, Cuvaison, El Portillo, Erath, Estancia, Fess Parker, Feudi di San Gregorio, Firestone, Frog's Leap, Girasole, Gruet, Hall Wines, Hanna, Ironstone, Latent, Lincourt, MacRostie, Markham, Matheson, MontGras, Montes, Norton, Palacio Quemado, Pascual Toso, Pedroncelli, Pine Ridge, Planeta, Ravenswood, Robert Mondavi, Roessler Cellars, Rutherford Hill, Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard, Santa Margherita, Sebastiani, Sokol Blosser, Southwest Wines, St. Hallett, Sierra de Guara, Swanson, Tamari, Torreblanca, Vivace, Wente, Yellow+Blue

 

 

Also Featuring These Micro-Brewed Beers!

SKA
Decadent imperial I.P.A -
The flavors of bitter grapefruit and caramel-like sweetness smack the taste buds, with plenty of bitterness throughout.

Modus Hoperandi - An American-style India Pale Ale with a deep golden-orange color. Bitter and hoppy, with a surprisingly smooth finish.

True Blonde -
A crisp blonde ale, mildly sweet then followed by bready malts, a touch of tangy wheat, pleasantly mild bitterness, and a citris hop flavors in the end.

NEW BELGIUM
Trippel -
Belgian Style Ale that opens with a bold blast of hops then slowly gives way to the fruity esters.

Abbey -
Winner of four World Beer Cup medals and eight medals at the Great American Beer Fest, Abbey Belgian Ale is the Mark Spitz of New Belgium’s lineup.

2 Below -
Dry hopping during fermentation creates a floral nose with a hint of pepper and spicy, subtle undertones. 2° Below provides a bright, hoppy palate and a cheery warm afterglow.

WIDMER
Drifter Pale Ale
- True to style, the bittering hops are perceptible enough to give the beer a crisp, clean, quenching finish, yet also soft enough to keep the beer smooth and balanced.

Brrr
- This year's edition handcrafted special for the holiday season with aromas of Simcoe and Cascade.

REDHOOK
Winterhook
- With a rich, full body and deep chestnut color, nine different varieties of malt give the beer its complex malt profile with perfect hints of chocolate and caramel.

KONA
Pipeline Porter
- Smooth and dark with a distinctive roasty aroma and earthy complexity.

RIO GRANDE
Outlaw Lager
- This unique lager balances a rich caramel malt flavor with a smooth hop finish that keeps the palate crisp.  

Desert Pils
- This traditional Pilsner is sharp up front with a crisp finish that keeps you coming back for more.  The ultimate session beer!

IPA
- A complex, layered hop mixture makes this a well rounded IPA with strong grapefruit and pine flavors with a hint of pepper.  This beer has great head retention and strong hop aroma.  

Pancho Verde Chili Cerveza
- The whole chili is used to infuse the beer with a mild green chili flavor and leaves you with just a hint of heat on the back end.

ODELLS
IPA
- Highly aromatic American hops to create a distinctive bitterness profile and an incredible hop character.

90 Shilling
- An irresistibly smooth and delicious medium-bodied amber ale.


Cutthroat Porter
- Dark roasted malts create a deep, rich color and flavor that hint at chocolate and coffee.

BRECKENRIDGE
Vanilla Porter
- An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, with an enigmatic surprise thrown in for good measure: real vanilla bean.

Amber Ale
- Pale and caramel malts with just a kiss of bittering hops create this refreshing-but-flavorful, any-time beer.

Lucky U IPA
- A well-balanced, soulful IPA with just the right amount of hoppiness.

ISOTOPE
Slamin Amber
- A Best Seller at  Isotope Park: Made with 3 hops that allow for medium bite up front, it finishes with a subtle maltiness and refreshing crisp roasted barley flavor.
 
Triple A Blonde
- A refreshing blonde ale; light, clean, session beer with the fruity undertones of a Belgian-style ale!

MARBLE
India Pale Ale
- Columbus, Amarillo and Centennial hops lend a fragrant citrus aroma and snappy hop character to our flagship beer.

Wildflower Wheat
- An unfiltered wheat ale accented with New Mexico wildflower honey.

Marble Red
- Red Ale brewed with caramel malts and balanced with a bold bright blend of Crystal, Cascade and Simcoe hops.

Oatmeal Stout
- Brewed with a blend of three roasted malts and flaked oats for an intense espresso-like flavor with chocolate tones.

OSKAR BLUES

Dale's Pale Ale - A voluminously hopped mutha that delivers a hoppy nose and assertive-but-balanced flavor.

Mama's Little Yella Pils
- An uncompromising small-batch pilsner built with 100% pale malt, German specialty malts, and Bavarian hops.

Gordon
- A luscious, double-red ale with a gooey aroma, a sticky mouthfeel, a malty middle and unctuous hop flavors.

Old Chub
- A jaw-dropping Scottish strong ale with a skim-milk mouthfeel, semi-sweet flavors of cocoa and coffee, and a kiss of smoke.

 

Participating Restaurants:

Artichoke Café and Wine Bar
Casa Vieja
Chocolate Cartel and Van Rixel Bros. Gelato
Farina Pizzeria and Wine Bar
Jennifer James 101
La Fonda del Bosque
Marcello’s Chop House
Nob Hill Bar and Grill
Slate Street Café