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2018 Featured Master Sommeliers

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Michael Jordan, MS, CWE

Director of Global Key Accounts, Jackson Family Fine Wines

Veteran Restaurateur and “Sommelier for the People” Michael Jordan is Director of Global Key Accounts for Jackson Family Fine Wines. Jordan also chair …

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Pat Okubo, MS

Young’s Market Hawaii

One of just 236 Master Sommeliers in the world, Patrick Okubo passed the exam on his 29th birthday in July 2011—making him one youngest to achieve the …

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Rob Bigelow, MS

Senior Director of Wine Education and On-Premise Development

As Senior Director of Wine Education and On-Premise Development, Rob Bigelow oversees all wine education programs for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. As p …

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2018 Featured Panelists

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Christopher Klapp

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Champagne & Caviar Wine Seminar & Tasting

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

David Long

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Family Tree – Scions of Family Wineries

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Doug Hill

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Family Tree – Scions of Family Wineries

Enikő Magya

Enikő Magyar

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France, Italy and Hungary – International Wine Seminar & Tasting

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

James Hall

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World Famous Pinot Noir Wine Seminar & Tasting Cooking Demonstration with Celebrity Chef Hubert Keller

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

James Ontiveros

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“Sand & Fog” Santa Maria Valley Wine Seminar & Tasting

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Jeff Mangahas

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World Famous Pinot Noir Wine Seminar & Tasting Cooking Demonstration Celebrity Chefs Nancy Silverton & Nancy Oakes

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Jeff Stewart

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World Famous Pinot Noir Wine Seminar & Tasting

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Jessie “JABS” Birschbach

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France, Italy and Hungary – International Wine Seminar & Tasting

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Jill Russell

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“Sand & Fog” Santa Maria Valley Wine Seminar & Tasting

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Jonathan Nagy

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“Sand & Fog” Santa Maria Valley Wine Seminar & Tasting

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Kristina Sazama

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France, Italy and Hungary – International Wine Seminar & Tasting

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Lars Leicht

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France, Italy and Hungary – International Wine Seminar & Tasting

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Laura Long

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Family Tree – Scions of Family Wineries

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Manny Pires

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“Let’s Be Franc!” – World Cabernet Franc Wine Seminar & Tasting

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Marcus Notaro

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Cooking Demonstration with Celebrity Chef Hubert Keller

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Michael Browne

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World Famous Pinot Noir Wine Seminar & Tasting

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Nico Cueva

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World Famous Pinot Noir Wine Seminar & Tasting

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Pam Starr

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“Let’s Be Franc!” – World Cabernet Franc Wine Seminar & Tasting

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Raj Patel

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“Let’s Be Franc!” – World Cabernet Franc Wine Seminar & Tasting

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Ryan Hill

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Family Tree – Scions of Family Wineries

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Wes Hagan

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“Sand & Fog” Santa Maria Valley Wine Seminar & Tasting