Raise Your Glass

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

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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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Wines to Please Every Party

How do you pick a wine to bring to a party?
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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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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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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.
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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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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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Traveling Companions

This issue features finding the perfect wine to accompany your travels.
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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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A Look at New and Old World Wines

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

Savor the Vintage

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

How to get the best of the fest.
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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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To Harvest, Divine!

The 2008 harvest approaches.
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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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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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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

Learn About Wine

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Food & Wine

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...