The Kahala Hotel & Resort in Hawaii is partnering with Wine Spectator to offer a wine weekend from October 7-8 with three events featuring special guest Gillian Ballance, Napa master sommelier: a 90+ Wine Tasting, a Master Sommelier Seminar and a five-course Hoku’s Wine Dinner.
The first event takes place oceanside at The Kahala on Friday, October 7, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wine Spectator and Ballance will offer tastings for several 90+ rated wines.
For wine aficionados, The Kahala will offer an educational tasting seminar, Blind Tasting 101 – How to Taste Like a Pro with Ballance, Patrick Okubo of The Estates Group, a division of Young’s Market Company, and Roberto Viernes, general manager of American Wine and Spirits, a division of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits on Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. at the resort’s Maile Ballroom and Foyer. Four wines will be blind tasted and the cost is $50 (tax and gratuity additional).
The final event of "A Celebration of Wine at The Kahala" is a five-course Hoku’s Wine Dinner, Napa Valley Wine Trail prepared by Wayne Hirabayashi, Kahala executive chef, and Hiroshi Inoue, Hoku’s chef de cuisine, paired with Wine Spectator selected wines on October 8 starting at 6:30 pm at Hoku’s.