Beyond Chardonnay, Exploring the Wines of the Loire Valley – Sunday, February 28
Private home in Maunawili, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Slow Food ‘Oahu 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.