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COURTESY MAUIWINE
                                The winery currently has six grape varieties planted: syrah, malbec and grenache grapes for red wine and viognier, chenin blanc and gewurztraminer for white.

Offerings from MauiWine as good as they are local

COURTESY MAUIWINE
                                The winery currently has six grape varieties planted: syrah, malbec and grenache grapes for red wine and viognier, chenin blanc and gewurztraminer for white.

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
NEW YORK TIMES
                                Sparkling wine is a perfect companion for foods in the warmer months of summer.

Summer’s the season to sparkle

NEW YORK TIMES
                                Sparkling wine is a perfect companion for foods in the warmer months of summer.

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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Side-by-side tasting can uncover wine’s character, quality

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Updated on  April 5, 2016 at 8:25 pm
A fun way to better understand wine is through side-by-side tastings. The approach is particularly insightful when comparing Old World and New World wines. Read More

Now’s a good time to give fruity merlot another go

Merlot is a red grape variety that has seen its share of ups and downs in popularity in California over the years. In years past, merlot was often blended with cabernet sauvignon for the production of a more delicious and approachable wine. Read More
Updated on  June 9, 2016 at 8:08 pm
NEW YORK TIMES
                                A glass of Rosso di Montalcino at a tasting panel in New York, Feb. 10, 2014. Rossi di Montalcino can be a lovely expression of the sangiovese grape, but they rarely get the attention lavished on Brunello di Montalcino, the longer-aged reds from the same region in Italy.

Wise wine picks promote enjoyment during holidays

NEW YORK TIMES
                                A glass of Rosso di Montalcino at a tasting panel in New York, Feb. 10, 2014. Rossi di Montalcino can be a lovely expression of the sangiovese grape, but they rarely get the attention lavished on Brunello di Montalcino, the longer-aged reds from the same region in Italy.

Updated on  June 9, 2016 at 8:08 pm
The holiday season is upon us. Here are some wine considerations for any party you will be hosting or attending: Read More

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