Wines of Corsica and Jean-François Ganevat To Headline October 26 Seminars
HONOLULU, HI (October 9, 2019)—Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival (HFWF) is announcing two wine seminars to join the 2019 event lineup, putting the spotlight on French wines and the always timely topic of pairing wines with Asian food. The seminars are held back to back at Halekulani on Saturday, Oct. 26, starting at 9 a.m.
HFWF Wine Program Director Warren Shon ensures that the wines poured at not only these seminars, but also each Festival event, aligns with HFWF’s commitment to quality as the premier epicurean event in the Pacific.
“As supporters of HFWF, it’s our goal to bring winemakers and proprietors from all over the world to Hawai‘i to match the caliber of culinary talent that is represented each year,” said Shon. “This year, we are proud to showcase world-class wineries at all of the events, culminating in two outstanding seminars featuring Master Sommeliers, three of the best winemakers out of Corscia, and the ultra-allocated wines of Jean-François Ganevat.”
The seminars are limited to 50 people each and offer once-in-a-lifetime wine tastings and education.
SOMM: Corsican Wine Discoveries
October 26, 2019 | 9:00am to 10:30am | $125
Join us for an awe-inspiring and awakening of the senses, as we travel, discover and experience some of the most exciting wines from the mountainous Mediterranean island of Corsica. Corsica is on record as being one of the oldest wine-producing areas in all of Europe, producing relatively unknown indigenous grape varieties, such as Niellucciu, Sciaccarellu, Vermentino and Barbarossa.
Three of Corsica’s greatest wine producers will be travelling to Hawaii to join us: Domaine Comte Abbatucci from the colorful city of Ajaccio, Jean-Baptiste Arena from Patrimonio, and Domaine Giacometti from the swath of land between Cap Corse and Calvi, on the northern end of the island.
Jean-François Ganevat: The Wine Discovery of the Decade
October 26, 2019 | 10:45am to 12:15pm | $125
The Jura (nestled in between Burgundy and Switzerland) is home to some forty different grape varietals with styles that are so different they tend to shock the uninitiated. It is here, in this cool mountainous region where vineyards are planted on slopes of varying altitudes and gradients, where one vigneron Jean-François Ganevat has quietly been producing wines that have every sommelier around the world scrambling to obtain.
Jean-François Ganevat’s wines gravitate towards the Burgundian style, likely from his years of working for both his father and the prestigious Domaine Jean-Marc Morey in Chassagne-Montrachet. He is a master of his craft and one of the true magicians of the eclectic. To say that his grapes are spun into gold, would not be far from the truth; they are entirely otherworldly.
Please join our panel of Master Sommeliers as they lead you down an incredible path of discovery and enlightenment. You will not want to miss it.
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About Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival
The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. The Festival features a roster of more than 100 internationally renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers. Co-founded by two of Hawai‘i’s own James Beard award-winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, the Festival will showcase wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions, and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state’s bounty of local produce, seafood, beef and poultry. Proceeds support local beneficiaries committed to sustainability and cultural and educational programs in Hawai‘i.