Raise Your Glass

Raise Your Glass wine column published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine.

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A Lesson in Biodynamic Wine

Many winemakers say that biodynamic practices increase the land’s ability to express its unique flavors and components in the wine — enhancing its terroir. The result is a wine that speaks of its place, that has its own distinctive signature.
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Spirits of the Season

Get into the spirit of the season. We've got the recipes.
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Southern Charm

Advanced Sommelier Charles Fredy explores wines from the Southern Hemisphere, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and Chile.
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To Harvest, Divine!

The 2008 harvest approaches.
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Making a Good Home for Wine

Storing wine can be challenging in a climate like Maui’s, where few homes have cellars that can keep bottles naturally cool.
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Plush & Spicy

If phrases like “forward on the berries,”  “seductive mouth feel,” and “plush and spicy” make your taste buds whoop, you are in for a treat.
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What’s Your Taste in Wine?

Advanced Sommelier Charles Fredy explores fashions in wine, why some grow or decline in popularity, while others remain timeless.

Vintage Performance

At 35, the Kapalua Food & Wine Festival uncorks a celebration of culinary excellence — and you’re invited.
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What’s Behind the Pricy Label

Ever wonder why certain wines are so expensive, others so cheap? The better question might be, does the wine's quality justify its price?
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Vineyard Geology

Geology creates nuances of flavor that distinguish a wine and the region it comes from.

To Protect and Serve

Exposure to oxygen is what ruins wine. Most reds begin to deteriorate within a day of being opened. So how do you save that bottle of red?
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A Toast to Fortified Wine

Wine columnist Charles Freddy explains how fortified wines make a perfect holiday season pairing. It’s also a sweet sip that’s perfect for dessert.
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Sizzling Summer Whites

Our sommelier speaks of sizzling summer whites
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Local Flavor

Local wine expert, Charles Fredy, shows us how to select the wine perfect pairing for the unique island climate and cuisine found only in Hawaii.
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The Top 100 Wines

Expert wine columnist Charles Fredy shares his top wine selections of 2013, including his favorite cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, chardonnay, riesling and syrah.
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Fit the Wine to the Mood

In his wine-and-spirit advice column, master sommelier Charles Fredy sheds light on the connections between wine and romance.
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Finding a Favorite Wine

When people ask me to name my favorite wines, I always struggle. I taste wine for a living, so you would think it would be easy. It's not.

A Hall Mark of Quality

Hall Wine's ultra-premium wines are not inexpensive, but in my opinion, their organic farming enhances the fruit flavors and produces higher-quality wine.
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Wines for a Summer Barbecue

This issue features finding the perfect red wine to accompany summer barbecues.
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Holiday Wines

MNKO's wine expert recommends selections for your holiday event.
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Traveling Companions

This issue features finding the perfect wine to accompany your travels.
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Luxury Wines

Why spend $500 on a bottle of wine? Find out.
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The Art of Champagne

What makes Champagne special? It requires tremendous care and patience—and you literally have to make it twice.
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Raise Your Glass

The unadulterated truth about organic wine.
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Read the Label

How to choose wine, advice from our resident sommelier
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The Perfect Picnic Wine

Perfect pairings for the picnic basket.
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Waiter, There’s a Sock in My Wine!

In this wine-and-spirit advice column, advanced sommelier Charles Fredy explains how various flavors and aromas like end up in a glass of wine.

Learn About Wine

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Tiger Balm

Make this fun cocktail to celebrate 2022, the Year of the Tiger, or simply to ring in the weekend!