Raise Your Glass

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

Savor the Vintage

Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants proudly presents a distinguished selection of domestic and imported wines from 42 vineyards.
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Can You Warm Your Wine?

Learn the ideal serving temperatures for both red and white wines. Techniques to warm and chill wine based on variety, body and flavor.
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A Festival of Great Wine Experiences

How to get the best of the fest.
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Luxury Wines

Why spend $500 on a bottle of wine? Find out.
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Holiday Wines

MNKO's wine expert recommends selections for your holiday event.
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A Second Look at Organic Wines

It wasn’t that long ago that organic wines weren’t taken seriously.
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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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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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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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Traveling Companions

This issue features finding the perfect wine to accompany your travels.
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Finding Aloha in Loire Valley Wines

MNKO's wine expert explores Loire Valley Wines.
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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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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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The Sommelier’s Test

MNKO's wine expert spills the secrets on becoming an advanced sommelier.
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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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Spirits of the Season

Get into the spirit of the season. We've got the recipes.
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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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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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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.
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Read the Label

How to choose wine, advice from our resident sommelier
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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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To Harvest, Divine!

The 2008 harvest approaches.
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Deciphering da Vino Code

Tips on reading wine labels, evaluating ratings, and picking top value vintages.
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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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Sweet Complexity

Wine expert Charles Fredy talks about the flavors and complexity of sweet wines and how to chose the perfect pair, whether dining out or eating in.
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Raise Your Glass

The unadulterated truth about organic wine.

Learn About Wine

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Food & Wine

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Stay Inn: Lahaina Grill

Lahaina Grill combines an award-winning restaurant with its own boutique hotel.