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Wine Speak 'Romantico'

  • 12th Ave Grill 1120 12th Avenue Honolulu, HI, 96816 United States (map)




Wine Speak 'Romantico'  

12th Ave Grill and Wine Director Rick Lilley welcome Master Sommelier Patrick Okubo for a tasting of passionate wines from the most celebrated regions in Spain. Begin with the crisp peach and silky mouth feel of an Albarino made in a 17th century palace in Rias Baixas paired with fresh local Kualoa shrimp.  Then taste a Pingus Tempranillo crafted with intensity and richness but less oak than it's cult predecessor, earning it's nickname "the seductive beast" by wine critics.  Finish with a labor of love named for the original wine maker's wife, 'Aurora' expresses it's unique ocean side terroir.  Created with an age old, multi-layered blending, this Manzanilla reflects the finesse and complexity of a century old sherry.

Rick Lilley will be tasting, buying and bottling in Italy, France and California in the month of March so please join us for our last Wine Speaks until his return.  This month we are offering two dates, both with very limited seating!  Tickets are sold on a first come, first sold basis.

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 6:30pm  

&  Thursday, February 23rd, 2017  6:30pm

$95 inclusive        Tickets - 808-732-9469


Toasted Fennel dusted Kualoa White Shrimp.
Kolea Farms sunchokes two ways, caramelized carrot butter 

paired with

Bodegas del Palacio de Fefiñanes, Albarino, Rías Baixas, Spain 2015

Jidori Brick Chicken Breast
rosemary vegetable pasta, B.I. lilikoi-cherry pepper pan sauce

paired with

Dominio de Pingus 'Ψ
PSI' (Tempranillo), Ribera del Duero, Castilla y Leon, Spain 2013

Pan roasted N.Z. Lamb Chop
Papas bravas, green olives  & Catalan picada sauce

paired with

Descendientes de Jose Palacios 'Villa de Corullón' (Mencía), Bierzo, Spain 2013

Waipoli Greens
First press olive oil, south point sea salt, surfing goat dairy aged cheddar.

paired with

 Bodegas Yuste 'Aurora', Xérès, Jerez-Manzanilla, Spain

                                                     5th                                                      Blood Orange Sorbet



Later Event: February 23
Wine Speak 'Romantico'