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                                Pair a double-cream cheese such as brie with Marcel Lapierre’s “Raisins Gaulois.”
By the Glass: Make a match of wine, cheese

I have noticed a growth in cheese selections offered in the specialty sections of Honolulu’s top markets, including quite a few offerings that I had previously only read about. It has been an interesting learning opportunity. Read more

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2015
By the Glass: Value wines well-suited for tough times

Despite the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19’s effects on the food and drinks scene, many retail stores are reporting spikes in wine sales as people continue to buy bottles to enjoy at home. Read more

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By the Glass: Zinfandels provide value, refinement

Randy Caparoso, a noted wine journalist and former founding partner/wine guru of the Roy’s Restaurant group, reminds us we should be paying more attention to zinfandel-based wines, as they can have lots of flavor, mojo and innate character, while also being incredibly food-friendly. Read more

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2015
By the Glass: Investigate the charm of chardonnay

The chardonnay grape variety produces some of the most highly acclaimed, prestigious white wines and has subsequently developed a huge following. So how do you find the good ones? Read more

By the Glass: 4 great wines rooted in family

You probably have not heard of any of these wines, but they can be found in Hawaii, and they are well worth seeking out, not just for quality, but also value. Read more

By the Glass: Explore another shade of pinot

Wines based on the pinot noir grape are among the most popular in today’s wine world. But here’s a curve ball in your search for what is good in wine: Think about pinot in connection with white wines. Read more

By the Glass: Reverence for heritage distinguishes Italian reds

Italian and Mediterranean foods — a growing category among Hawaii restaurants — offer lots of vegetables in their preparations. When pairing wines with this kind of fare, search out lighter- to medium-bodied, tasty, savory and well-balanced Italian “country”- style red wines. Read more


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