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Beyond Chardonnay, Exploring the Wines of the Loire Valley – Sunday, February 28

Beyond Chardonnay, Exploring the Wines of the Loire Valley – Sunday, February 28
Private home in Maunawili, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
 
Slow Food ‘Oahtwo-wine-glasses.jpgu invites you to an informal tasting of wines from the Loire Valley and pupu potluck. From Muscadet on the Atlantic to Sancerre and Pouilly-sur-Loire in north central France, this cool-climate region produces a variety of food-friendly wines characterized by their minerality,  freshness, zesty acidity, and good value.  Leading our tasting will be Barbara Chu, former owner and wine director of Indigo Restaurant. During her years as a wine buyer and creator of the wine list, she favored responsibly farmed, food-friendly wines produced by small, family owned wineries that expressed the unique terroir of a region. She encourages people to go beyond the mass produced, big name wines, and instead to explore lesser known regions and varietals. For this tasting she will be selecting 5 wines from the Loire’s main grape varieties– Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, and Melon de Bourgogne.

Guests should bring a tasty pupu that complements the wine.

The cost for the event is $15 for members and $20 for non Slow Food members. Sign up early, as the event will be limited to 10 people. The location in Maunawili will be announced to participants 48 hours prior to the tasting.

To register go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-chardonnay-exploring-the-wines-of-the-loire-valley-tickets-21232009512

Slow Food Winter Foraging Tour – Saturday, February 27

Slow Food Winter Foraging Tour – Saturday, February 27
Makiki 2:00 p.m.

Join us for one of our favorite regularly scheduled tours led by Dr. Nat Bletter of Madre Chocolate.  Nat will take you on a foraging adventure in Makiki, where you will make amazing discoveries about wild edible plants you may have been snubbing as weeds, some of which may be in your own backyard.  Learn about the incredible plant life in Makiki, and taste a variety of plants, and flowers, fruit and seeds. As we learned from Sunny Savage, author of Wild Food Plants of Hawaii, expanding your diet by including wild plants helps add to your gut’s biodiversity!  AND you may kokua and eradicate invasives by gathering and eating them!

At the end of the tour, Nat will put together a lovely wild plant salad to be enjoyed by all. Bring a fork and plate, and plastic bags for what you gather.

Be sure to wear sun, and/or rain protection and bring water.

See you in Makiki! Go just beyond the Hawaii Nature Center (2131 Makiki Hts. Rd.).  We’ll meet at the lower gate.

The cost is $15 for members; $20 for non-members.  To register, go to:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slow-food-oahu-urban-foraging-tickets-21406502425

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