Wednesday, restaurateurs, DC nightlife moguls and notable mixologists and sommeliers attended the 2012 Moet Hennessy Winemaker Tour atÂ The Occidental.Â Moet Hennessy brand winemakers gave Washington a taste of their flavors from around the world, including New Zealand’s Cloudy Bay Te Koko,Â France’sÂ Chateau de Sancerre’s Cuvee du Connetable,Â Napa Valley’s Chandon Etoile BrutÂ and Spain’s Numanthia Termanthia among others.Â Guests sippedÂ complimentary spirits and mingledÂ with Washington notables such as ABC 7′s Cynne Simpson and Jummy Olabanji, Park’s Mark Barnes, 94.7′s Tommy McFly, Marvin’s Sheldon Scott, Cities’Â SeyhanÂ Duru, Mie N Yu’s Mike Cherner, The Occidental Sommelier Michael Williams and GM Dusan Bogomirovic, W Hotel’s Wil Lee andÂ Againn Gastro Pub’sÂ Jaime LangÂ among others. Moet Hennessy pulled restaurateurs and hospitality gurus from Washington to Delaware and Maryland toÂ Virginia,Â wowing guests with a variety of wines, cheeses, hors d’oeuvres and interactive private wine seminars.
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