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1/19 JIM STRIEGEL, RED MARE WINES, JIM HANSEN, PULEHU, AN ITALIAN GRILL, THE WESTIN KA’ANAPALI OCEAN RESORT VILLAS

January 19, 201752 min
JIM STRIEGEL - RED MARE WINES  Jim Striegel began his love of wine at an early age while making wine with his father.  They shipped a variety of grapes from Napa Valley, California to their hometown of Carbondale, Illinois and enjoyed red table wine with family and friends. Jim enjoyed summers in the Napa Valley areaa with childhood friends when there were only ten wineries in the area, including Stag's Leap.  They would hang out in the vineyards and the cellars, experiencing the rich traditions that come along with it, including the annual "blessing of the grapes". With over forty years of experience in sales and marketing, Jim has built many successful businesses in the apparel, automobile and real estate industries.  He worked for Izod Lacoste in Paris in the eighties and was able to further his wine education in both the Burgundy and Bordeaux regions of France. When he was ready to begin his own brand, he called renowned winemaker Heidi Barrett.  In addition to being a huge, longtime fan of Heidi's winemaking, he worked with her on a wine dinner in the Dallas area and trusted her advice and guidance.  It was through Heidi that he met winemaker and partner Anne Vawter and the rest is history. WWW.REDMAREWINES.COM JIM HANSEN, RESTAURANT MANAGER AT PULEHU, AN ITALIAN GRILL - THE WESTIN KA’ANAPALI OCEAN RESORT VILLAS Pulehu, an Italian Grill Often recognized for its culinary excellence, the relaxed, upscale Pulehu, an Italian Grill, presents New Italian cuisine served with a local sustainable twist. Overlooking the koi pond gardens, the restaurant is famed for its delicious pastas, appetizers, and pizzas prepared in a wood-stone oven, featured in the venue’s signature show kitchen. Also available is a semi-private room for special occasions. Join us on February 11th, 2017 for an amazing wine dinner! “Nuova Foglia (New Leaf)” at Pulehu, an Italian Grill To celebrate Pulehu’s new chef de cuisine, Jesse Pita, the award-winning, signature restaurant at The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas invites guests to a four-course dinner with classic Italian wine pairings not to be missed. Chef Jesse prepares the dishes, including a classic flaming parmesan wheel of pasta, right in front of guests.     February 11, 2017Two seatings: 6PM and 8PM $55 (plus tax and gratuity). Chef will walk guests through the preparations and thought processes of dishes from his new menu.Limited availability Reservations: details to be shared during interview ABOUT THE WESTIN KĀ‘ANAPALI OCEAN RESORT VILLAS  Located on 26 oceanfront acres of North Kā‘anapali Beach, The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas provide spacious villa accommodations with Westin amenities such as the Heavenly Bed, whirlpool tubs, fully equipped kitchens and washers/dryers. The resort also offers convenient outdoor grilling areas, general stores with a deli, excellent restaurants and bars, outdoor pools, Westin Kids Club, full-service Spa Helani, golf and resort activities for all ages. Other fun pursuits such as whale watching (November to April), catamaran sailing adventures, hiking, horseback riding and championship golfing are easily accessible. The resort also offers a multitude of watersport activities, as well as complimentary shuttle services to Lahaina town. Visit westinkaanapali.com. WESTINKAANAPALI.COM PULEHURESTAURANTMAUI.COM

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