Raise Your Glass

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

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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The Marriage of Food and Wine

Charles Fredy discusses some of the subtle elements that create great food-and-wine pairings, which you can experience at the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival in June.
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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.
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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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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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Southern Charm

Advanced Sommelier Charles Fredy explores wines from the Southern Hemisphere, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and Chile.
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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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Perfect Holiday Pairings

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

This issue features finding the perfect red wine to accompany summer barbecues.
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Summer Whites

Moschofilero, Assyrtiko, Albarino and Vermentino are four wines you may not have heard of, but they're worthy choices for summer.
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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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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.
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Spanish Wines . . . Ole!

Spain is scoring in the wine world with satisfying, exotic flavors at all price points, from picnic- and party-friendly wines, to adventurous and enticing indigenous varietals.

Savor the Vintage

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

This issue features finding the perfect wine to accompany your travels.
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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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Wines to Please Every Party

How do you pick a wine to bring to a party?
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Liquid Luxury

Botrytis cinerea, a fungus found in a small percentage of late-harvest grapes, leaches most of the water from the grape, and in so doing, concentrates the sugars.
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A Look at New and Old World Wines

New World vs. Old World wine challenges to try.

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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Luxury Wines

Why spend $500 on a bottle of wine? Find out.
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A Festival of Great Wine Experiences

How to get the best of the fest.
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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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Read the Label

How to choose wine, advice from our resident sommelier

Learn About Wine

Learn from Chefs: Chef's Kitchen

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Fork & Salad

Where freshness meets flavor on Maui By Savy Janssen                    When most people think of “farm to table,” they think of fine dining: candles and white linens,...