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Kalani grad returns to Hawaii for wine events

Updated on  January 2, 2018 at 5:33 pm
Master sommelier Michael “MJ” Jordan is a guitar-playing, good-fun local boy (a Kalani High School graduate) who is a relentless, dedicated wine educator and is committed to making wine accessible, fun and enjoyable for all who will listen to his messages. Read More

Notable wines help top off 2017

Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 8:30 pm
Looking back at 2017 and all the wines tasted, here is a shortlist of some of the most memorable ones that offer value as well as quality. Read More

Look to California for wine picks this Thanksgiving

Updated on  October 31, 2017 at 5:18 pm
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and wine professionals will typically recommend French Beaujolais for the holiday table. This is a solid choice, but this year give some good California wines a try instead. Read More

Hawai‘i Food & Wine Fest offers rare opportunities for wine lovers

Updated on  October 3, 2017 at 4:24 pm
The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival provides a golden opportunity for foodies and everyone else to take an amazing food vacation without leaving home. Read More

Grenache wines perfect for fall

Updated on  September 5, 2017 at 5:08 pm
As we head into the fall and winter months, it is an opportune time to change our wine selections. Popular grenache-based red wines are typically brimming with loads of lush red fruit, so its initial appeal for many wine lovers is its deliciousness and charm. Read More

Californian Neyers makes delicious, high-quality wine

Updated on  August 1, 2017 at 5:27 pm
Over the many years I have been in the wine industry, one of the most influential minds I have encountered is Bruce Neyers. I consider him a “wine Yoda.” Read More

Wines on the rocks are suited to summer

Updated on  July 4, 2017 at 7:29 pm
Temperature and humidity can affect how a wine tastes, so adjust the wine you drink when the temperature rises by adding two ice cubes to your glass. Read More

Sauvignon blancs lovely for summer

Updated on  June 6, 2017 at 4:20 pm
June is here, and we should be thinking about wines appropriate for warm weather. Read More

Rieslings complement many sweet-sour dishes

Updated on  May 2, 2017 at 5:33 pm
A well-chilled glass of 2015 Dr. F. Weins-Prum Riesling “Estate” was a terrific pairing with a kale salad from Maui Nui Farms. Read More

Wines to uplift Mediterranean fare

Updated on  April 4, 2017 at 4:19 pm
The popularity of Mediterranean-inspired food seems to be on the rise. Read More

Offerings from MauiWine as good as they are local

Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 4:44 pm
One of the banners being waved in our local food and wine industry is to buy local, and rightfully so. Read More

Pink wines help boost Valentine’s mood

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s a time for romantic dinners and connecting with your loved one. What better way to celebrate that connection than with a glass of fine wine? Read More
Updated on  January 31, 2017 at 4:11 pm

Rhone grape varieties enhance Mediterranean food

While talking story recently with a friend on Maui, I was reminded of the challenges restaurants have selling red wines produced from “Rhone grape varieties.” Read More
Updated on  January 3, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Wines for Thanksgiving will complete your feast

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and many local families do their own spins on what to serve. Here are some wine recommendations to round out that holiday meal. Read More
Updated on  November 1, 2016 at 4:35 pm

Ease summer heat with light libations

We are in the middle of a very hot summer, so here are some wines to help quench the thirst and cool off. Read More
Updated on  August 2, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Summer’s the season to sparkle

Updated on  July 5, 2016 at 6:27 pm
As we head into the especially warm months, it makes sense to pay attention to options that are wonderfully thirst-quenching and refreshing. Read More

Wines enhance everyday dishes

I find it exciting that more and more people are asking me for advice on what wines to serve with their meals. Not only can wine make food taste better, but the reverse is true as well. For the adventurous, the possibilities are endless. Read More
Updated on  May 3, 2016 at 5:55 pm

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