Raise Your Glass

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

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.
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The Case of the Blind Wine Tasting

A blind wine tasting is an engaging way to share these pleasures with friends, without intimidating those who don’t know much about wine.
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Traveling Companions

This issue features finding the perfect wine to accompany your travels.
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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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Deciphering da Vino Code

Tips on reading wine labels, evaluating ratings, and picking top value vintages.
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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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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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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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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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Vineyard Geology

Geology creates nuances of flavor that distinguish a wine and the region it comes from.
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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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Raise Your Glass

The unadulterated truth about organic wine.
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The Sommelier’s Test

MNKO's wine expert spills the secrets on becoming an advanced sommelier.
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Sizzling Summer Whites

Our sommelier speaks of sizzling summer whites
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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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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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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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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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The Perfect Picnic Wine

Perfect pairings for the picnic basket.
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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 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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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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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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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,...