Jed Steele Wine Dinner, 6 p.m. at Hokus at the Kahala Mandarin Oriental. Chef Wayne Hirabayashis four-course menu will be paired with wines from Dupratt, Durell, Pacini and Sangiacomo Vineyards. $65 per person plus tax and tip. 739-8780.
"The Vintage Program in Wine Appreciation and Service," a series of six classes, 7-9 p.m. tomorrow through March 15. Alan Jahns, general manager of JMD Beverages, teaches at JMD Educational Center, sponsored by UH Outreach College. $135. 956-8244.
A Taste of Alsace, a wine and food event, 6 p.m. at Neptunes Garden at the Pacific Beach Hotel. Master sommelier Chuck Furuya will comment on Alsatian wines that have been paired with a five-course dinner prepared by executive chef Eric Leterc. $60 per person including tax and tip. 922-1233, ext. 6112.
SWEETHEART WINES, 5-6:30 p.m. at Sam Choys Diamond Head restaurant. Don Thompson of Grand Crew wine merchants pours Taltarni Brut RosÚ, Pepi "Two Heart" Sauvignon Blanc and Sangiovese, Jekel Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon and a few more. Appetizers by chef Elmer Guzman. $20 per person. 449 Kapahulu Ave. 732-8645.
Moet and Chandon champagne and Sterling caviar tasting, 4-7 p.m. at Fujiokas Wine and Spirits at Market City. Free.
Artesa Winemaker Dinner, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Sam Choys Diamond Head restaurant. Don Van Staaveren of Artesa Vineyards and Winery and Southern Wine and Spirits plays host to this wine and food event with pÂpÂ and four courses paired with wines. $60 per person plus tax and gratuity. 449 Kapahulu Ave. 732-8645.
FEB. 13-18: "TWO HEARTS" Tasting Menu at Sam Choys Diamond Head Restaurant. Wines from the Pepi "Two Hearts" line will be featured with chef Elmer Guzmans four-course dinner. $45 per person plus tax and gratuity. 449 Kapahulu Ave. 732-8645.
Feb. 15 and 16: Winemaker Michel Chapoutier, known as King of the Rhone, will hold two wine-tasting dinners, on Maui and Oahu. Chapoutier has a reputation for changing the way Rhone wines are made, lowering vineyard yields, replacing chestnut casks with small oak barrels and adhering to organic farming methods. He will hold two events:
Feb. 15: at the Plantation House Restaurant at Kapalua, Maui, 6:30 p.m. Chef Alex Stanislaw will prepare hors doeuvres and a four-course dinner featuring poached ahi nicoise salad, lamb daube, filet of beef and chocolate pot-de-creme. $125 per person including wines, tax and gratuities. (808) 669-6299.
Feb. 16: at Chef Mavro Restaurant, 1969 S. King St, 6:30 p.m. Chef George Mavrothalassitis presents a four-course epicurean meal featuring foie gras on toasted brioche, onaga baked in a Hawaiian salt crust, roasted squab and a chocolate dome. $95 per person including tax and gratuities. 944-4714.
Feb. 16: Herbal Creations with International Syrahs/Shiraz, 5-6:30 p.m. at Sam Choys Diamond Head restaurant. David Nip from JMD Beverages pours recent vintages from Voyager, Kangarilla Road, Buckeley, Mas des Aveylans, Gran Cassagne, Terre Rouge and Coppola. Appetizers by chef Elmer Guzman. $20 per person. 732-8645.
Feb 18: Wine and Jazz, a wine-tasting with Jimmy Borges and His Jazz All Stars, 3-6 p.m. at JMD Educational Center. The benefit for Sisters Offering Support is co-sponsored by JMD Beverages and the Rotary Club of Honolulu. Wineries include Alexander Valley, Belvedere, Blackstone, Bouchaine, Dry Creek, Erath, Heron, Hogue, Montes. $50 per person. 99-1269 Iwaena St. For tickets, send check by Saturday to: Sisters Offering Support, P.O. Box 75642, Honolulu, HI 96836.
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