UCI Extension and The Hotel Hanford to Hold February Mourvèdres Wine Event

The Hotel Hanford, Costa Mesa’s newest and most upscale boutique hotel, announced today that it will be hosting its “This Year’s New Black: Mourverde” event on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the hotel’s stylish Wine Salon. The event is the second monthly series titled “The Noble Vine Series,” and is part of the hotel’s partnership with UCI Extension which was announced in December 2011.

Those who attend the event will increase their ‘Metro-nicity’ with a majestic array of Mourvèdres. The wines featured are known for their plush spices and warm fruit notes. Seating for “This Year’s New Black: Mourverde” is limited and reservations are required. The cost is $25 per person. To make a reservation, please call 714-913-9060 or visit http://www.thehotelhanford.com/.

The Perfect Blend partnership between The Hotel Hanford and UC Irvine Extension’s Wine Studies provides a new dimension in wine exploration in Orange County that is fun, new and academically thought provoking. It creates a synergy of classroom instruction and inventive celebrations for food and beverage professionals, as well as casual wine enthusiasts seeking to advance their study of wine through expertly led tastings, special events and field trips.

The wine exploration programs offered by The Hotel Hanford and UC Irvine Extension were the genesis of this optimal partnership. As part of the boutique experience, The Hotel Hanford offers a Wine Salon, led by 25 year wine veteran and expert Cyrille Hanson. UC Irvine Extension’s Wine Studies offers a host of courses ranging from traditional wine tasting methods, food and wine pairing, history of wines, types of wine products available and classification of major worldwide wine producing regions. The partnership of these two organizations will raise the study and enjoyment of wine to a new level in Orange County.

For additional information, please contact Cyrille Hanson, The Hotel Hanford wine and events manager, at (714) 913-9060 or UC Irvine Extension at (949) 824-5592. To learn more about UC Irvine Extension’s course offerings, please visit www.unex.uci.edu/courses.

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