We are excited to launch “SOMM Voyage”—a weekly food, wine and travel series hosted by Ariana Tsuchiya, sommelier and manager at the Royal Hawaiian Resort in Honolulu.

This innovative and interactive live series airs via Zoom every Thursday this fall and is complimentary to all viewers, with an optional Ancient Peaks wine package for tasting along with each episode!

After striking up a friendship Tsuchiya, we alighted on the idea of having her host a branded wine appreciation series straight from Waikiki. The result is SOMM Voyage.

“We wanted to create an original series with a friendly, welcoming vibe for anyone interested in food and wine, from enthusiasts to novices,” says Amanda Wittstrom-Higgins, our executive vice president. “You are going to love Ariana—she is such a great ambassador and educator, and she is brimming with aloha spirit.”

The first episode of SOMM Voyage—“Aloha from Hawaii: Sauvignon Blanc”—airs on October 1 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. PST. The episode will feature Ariana pairing Ancient Peaks Sauvignon Blanc with Lomi Lomi Salmon and her grandfather’s beloved Watercress Salad. Future episodes will range from “Pinot Noir & A Movie” to “How to Blind Taste Like A Somm” to “Rosé Your Holiday: Thanksgiving Food Pairings.”

How to Tune In

Want to tune in? Just visit www.AncientPeaks.com/events for our weekly SOMM Voyage episode schedule and corresponding complimentary Zoom registrations.

Additionally, we are offering monthly SOMM Voyage Wine Packages, which include the featured wines for the October and November episodes, allowing viewers to taste the wines live with Tsuchiya and, if they are in a cooking mood, enjoy the presented pairings. The packages can be ordered via the events link cited above.

“SOMM Voyage offers a unique way to excite your taste buds, indulge your wanderlust and enjoy a sense of community from the comfort of your own home,” Amanda says. “It’s also a way to transport yourself at a time when traveling is difficult. We are confident you’ll love it.”