Raise Your Glass

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

wine advice by Charles Fredy

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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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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A Look at New and Old World Wines

New World vs. Old World wine challenges to try.
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Pair Excellence

If you plan to attend this year's Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, I encourage you to spend some time talking with the master sommeliers who annually make this one of Maui's most anticipated events
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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.

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 Festival You Won’t Want to Miss

The Kapalua Wine & Food Festival returns June 9 through 12, celebrating three decades of magnificent wine and food.
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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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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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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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Wines to Please Every Party

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

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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Read the Label

How to choose wine, advice from our resident sommelier
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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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An Italian Holiday

Buon Natale! Holiday wines with an Italian accent.

Savor the Vintage

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

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

Vintage Performance

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

The unadulterated truth about organic wine.
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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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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.
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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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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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Traveling Companions

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

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

Learn About Wine

Learn from Chefs: Chef's Kitchen

Food & Wine

2019 Chef of the Year: Kyle Kawakami

Mahalo, Chef Kyle, for all the food adventures you’ve taken us on . . . and for your boundless generosity.