Local Newsies Enjoy Moet Hennessy Wine Tour

There are perks to being a reporter in Washington.

Restaurateurs, DC nightlife moguls and notable mixologists & sommeliers attended the 2012 Moet Hennessy Winemaker Tour on Thursday evening at The Occidental. Moet Hennessy winemakers gave Washington a taste of their flavors from around the world. They included New Zealand’s Cloudy Bay Te Koko, France’s Chateau de Sancerre’s Cuvee du Connetable, Napa Valley’s Chandon Etoile Brut and Spain’s Numanthia Termanthia.

Guests sipped spirits and mingled with Washington notables such as ABC 7’s Cynne Simpson (pictured below) and Jummy Olabanji, Park’s Mark Barnes, Katherine Kennedy, Marvin’s Sheldon Scott, Cities’ Seyhan Duru, Mie N Yu’s Mike Cherner, The Occidental Sommelier Michael Williams and GM Dusan Bogomirovic, W Hotel’s Wil Lee and Againn Gastro Pub’s Jaime Lang.

From L to R: Michelle Desrosiers, Seyhan Duru and Cynne Simpson