Wine Therapy

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wine-poursCan pinot noir heal the world? Admittedly, our license is literary, but as sponsors of the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, Maui No Ka ‘Oi wholeheartedly prescribes attendance at this year’s event. Held June 24 through 27, this four-day fête of wine dinners, golf tournaments, galas and seminars will do you a world of good.

If you’ve purchased the four-day festival pass, you’ll be in exclusive company amid master sommeliers, winemakers and chefs at Thursday’s Welcome Reception. At Friday afternoon’s seminar, discover Cabernet Franc, a Loire Valley varietal dating back to the seventeenth century. (How’s that for a long, healthy life?) And what could be more therapeutic for the soul than dressing up for the evening’s Grand Tasting, a chance to sample boutique vintages, chat with industry experts, and enjoy delectable cuisine?

Saturday afternoon, seven pinot noir producers will attempt to Heal the World with Pinot Noir. Discover the grape’s therapeutic qualities for yourself at this intriguing seminar.

The revelry—we mean remedy—continues Sunday with Wine Idol, master sommeliers’ open conversation about their favorite wines. Afterwards, Chef D.K. Kodama will share some of the secrets of Hawaiian Fusion cuisine.

Join us for Sunday night’s Kapalua Seafood Festival, when chefs from Maui’s top restaurants compete for MNKO’s Best of the Fest Award. Four-day passes are $699; á la carte events range from $50 to $135. www.kapaluawineandfood.com.

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