October2012

Wine Education with Young’s Market

Pat Okubo and David Gochros taught a two  part HCEF introductory wine education class for Aaron Chau's Dining Service class, Kapiolani Community College.  The class focused on wine regions, terrior, learning to taste wine, and the wine business.  The second HCEF class on Sept. 10 will cover wine and food pairing.   Pat Okubo is a Master Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, a Certified Wine Educator (CWE), and Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS).  Patrick is currently the youngest Master Sommelier in North America.  Pat is the Fine Wine Specialist and Wine Educator for Young's Market Hawaii.   David Gochros, Advanced Sommelier, Certified Wine Educator and Certified Specialist of Spirits is Young's Market Company's Director of Fine Wines and Retail strategy. David has over 30 years of experience in the Wine & Spirits business and serves on the HCEF Advisory Board.