Sommelier Brooke Sabel of Ninety Acres Culinary Center - Biography

Peapack-Gladstone, NJ

September 2011

Brooke Sabel has amassed a cellar’s worth of degrees and experiences in wine and service. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She also has certificates in Wine and Food Pairing from Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain and Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour NSW, and Australia. While working as a wine consultant in New York City for one of the premiere retail wine merchants, Morrell & Company, her engaging personality and down-to-earth approach to wine earned the respect of some New York top oenophiles.

She further developed her knowledge while working under Master of Wine Christopher Cree at 56 Degree Wine in Bernardsville, New Jersey. For the past three years, Sabel held the position of Lead Sommelier at the Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey. While at Borgata, she assisted in an event for Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour and Borgata’s numerous elite food and wine events. She helped to develop wine lists for such culinary figures as Bobby Flay, Wolfgang Puck, and Michael Mina. She holds titles of Certified Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Sommelier Society of America. She also holds the title of Certified Specialist of Wine from the Society of Wine Educators. A member of several trade organizations such as Sommelier Society of America and the Guild of Sommeliers, Sabel is also a tasting panelist for several industry publications. She now is wine director at Ninety Acres Culinary Center in Peapack, New Jersey, and currently is enrolled in the Diploma Program from the Wine & Spirits Educational Trust.