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Beer vs. Wine pairing dinners aim to challenge diners’ palates

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    La Cagnina, right, and Carl, left, toasted with their guests during a Beer vs. Wine pairing dinner July 19 at The Tchin Tchin! Bar in Honolulu.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Sommelier Adam La Cagnina, right, explains a wine pairing to guests as Bill Carl, left, noses a beer. La Cagnina and Carl, both of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, host pairing dinners that pit different lineups of wine against beer in an entertaining way to learn about the selected pairings as well as an opportunity to try new things.

There’s no entrance music, smoke machine or pyrotechnics, but Bill Carl and Adam La Cagnina provide enough good-natured, over-the-top trash talk during their Beer vs. Wine pairing dinners to draw comparisons to pro wrestling greats like Randy “Macho Man” Savage, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin or Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Read more

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