Raise Your Glass

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

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Pinot Grigio or Pinot Gris?

In his column, local Maui wine master Charles Fredy discusses the differences and similarities between pinot grigio and pinot gris.
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Move over, Bacchus — Jordan’s in the House

Michael Jordan will be lead sommelier for the sixth consecutive year at the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival.
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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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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.
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Traveling Companions

This issue features finding the perfect wine to accompany your travels.
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Sake, for Goodness Sake

Pure, expertly crafted sake is a great alternative to more traditional beverages. Move beyond traditional cultural pairing, and you’ll find an array of compatible offerings.

Vintage Performance

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

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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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.
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This Must Be Kapalua

Just when you think it can’t get any better, sommelier fantastico Michael Jordan steps it up another notch.
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A Festival of Great Wine Experiences

How to get the best of the fest.
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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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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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An Italian Holiday

Buon Natale! Holiday wines with an Italian accent.
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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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Wines to Please Every Party

How do you pick a wine to bring to a party?
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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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Perfect Holiday Pairings

Advanced Sommelier Charles Fredy offers suggestions for holiday wines, and recipes to make with them.
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Luxury Wines

Why spend $500 on a bottle of wine? Find out.
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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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To Harvest, Divine!

The 2008 harvest approaches.

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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Sparkling Wines

Champagne is the epitome of sparkling wines, which is why we often reserve it for special occasions. Choosing one begins with understanding how sparkling wines are made.
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Hot Tips on Cool Wines

Try as many wines as you can, to get a basis for comparison.

Savor the Vintage

Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants proudly presents a distinguished selection of domestic and imported wines from 42 vineyards.

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Aipono Winners 2022

Maui Nō Ka ‘Oi Magazine presents the 2022 ‘Aipono Restaurant Award Winners What’s in a name? In Hawaiian, ai means “to eat,” and pono means...